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Old 03-15-2012, 08:06 AM   #761
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So I just got an email from Jolly after I emailed her asking about my tracking number. She says she just shipped it today and will send me the tracking number asap. I paid last Feb 29 and the guy several posts up who paid for his on March 3 already got his. What gives!!!??? This is not a supply problem if the dude who paid after me already received his unit. Good thing I emailed her asking about it. Seems to me she must have forgotten. Word of advice, always follow up with your sales agent if you didn't get a tracking number. So the wait begins again for me!!!
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:14 AM   #762
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Wick,

Thanks for the reply. I appreciate the buying advice.

Is anyone who has received their unit able to answer my other two questions? Again, they are:

1. Assuming all things are equal (same media type--CD, MP3 CD, MP3 device, same piece of music, same OEM amplifier, and same OEM speakers, as in my case), how is the sound quality of the B146 compared to the OEM BMW Business CD head unit? Is it equivalent? Does the B146 channeling through the OEM amplifier supply sound to all 10 speakers? I thought I read somewhere that it has "4 channel" sound? Does that mean it only supplies sound to 4 speakers? I know many aftermarket head units have 4 RCA outputs (usually feeding an aftermarket amplifier), but, as mentioned before, the B146 connects through the 40-pin connector. Could someone explain this?

2. Does the Bluetooth function of the B146 allow access to the paired phone's onboard phonebook? Or must calls be placed by dialing numbers using the numeric keypad in the GUI of the B146? Or, alternatively, using the phonebook in the GUI of the phone itself?

3. If there is access to the paired phone's phonebook, can the steering wheel controls be used to A) select the Bluetooth function and access the phonebook; B) scroll through the phonebook using the arrows; C) place/end calls using the "talk" button? Essentially I am asking if the Bluetooth function is equivalent to the OEM Bluetooth function, including the use of steering wheel controls.

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I'm unable to help you with your first question because my car does not have an mp3 unit and neither an aftermarket speakers, also since I don't have my unit yet, I cant help you with the Bluetooth function questions. However, I can help you with your last question. Since you live very close to me, you will end up paying same as me. depending if you decide to buy the same extra items they sell.

Prices
Enco-B146 - $320.00
SD card with North Amerian map - $ 10.00
Backup Camera for BMW E46 - $ 20.00
Shipping cost by DHL - $70.00
Total - $USD 420.00

You can remove whatever you don't need and just subtract from total price. I wouldn't recommend paying through Paypal because you will end up paying more. I believe up to $559.00 (Found this information in post #603 from this thread). Also I believe they will want 5% more because that is the Paypal fee (in any case, this is their paypal email encopay@hotmail.com ) The only way to purchase an item is by emailing the sales people. I believe there is Charles, Amy and Jolly, there may be others.

You can pick either of them, for some people here, Jolly was able to ship the unit faster and in a shorter amount of time then Charles. But in the end is your choice of who you pick. I ended up picking Jolly.

Here are their contact information which you can email and ask any type of questions about this unit or the Android one.

Shenzhen Enco Industrial Co.Ltd
URL: www.szenco.com / www.**********

Charles
MSN: szenco01@hotmail.com
Skype: szenco
Email: sales04@szenco.com

Amy Wang
Email:sales05@szenco.com / szenco5@gmail.com
MSN:szenco05@hotmail.com / Skype:szenco05
Trademanager:cn1000665692

Jolly Zhang
Tel: +86-0755-29232339
Phone: +86-13510467566
Email: sales02@szenco.com szenco02@gmail.com
MSN: szenco02@hotmail.com
Skype: szenco02

So please avoid buying it from alibaba unless you want to sign up and become an user. Also, I will avoid ebay, but is my personal preference. Many people here bought it from them, so I decide to jump back in the lane too.

Let me know if I can assist you with any other question and good luck with your purchase.

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:16 AM   #763
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I just emailed jolly about my product , she said they are manufacturing more . She received my payment the Tuesday of this week. Also I ask her for a gift as Charles is giving free car charges. So I guess I will see and wait about a week to receive my unit .
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:25 AM   #764
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I revived a iPhone plug that plugs in back of unit. I didn't ask for it. Not sure if it's standard supply ?

Anyways. I have not fully installed unit due to the fact I did not get an antenna adapter. Going to best buy today. So those who order the enco should purchase the adapter ahead of time.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:27 AM   #765
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I can say my Bluetooth from my iPhone to the radio works well. My car didn't have it before nor do I have wheel controls.
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Old 03-15-2012, 10:48 AM   #766
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Sorry to here all this trouble for some of you guys.

This is why I went through ebay. Paid $460 and received my unit within 10 days with antenna adapter included and iGo Primo maps for US.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:07 AM   #767
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OverAll I would definitely order this unit and recommend it to others great buy for 415$ shipped with w/u fees. When purchasing I wasn't interested in building web pages in my car, just something to play pandora through have navigation hook my iPod up to it and occasional DVD in to impress the ladies lol. That's everyone for all your input and feedback which lead me to buy this.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:14 AM   #768
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I revived a iPhone plug that plugs in back of unit. I didn't ask for it. Not sure if it's standard supply ?

Anyways. I have not fully installed unit due to the fact I did not get an antenna adapter. Going to best buy today. So those who order the enco should purchase the adapter ahead of time.
Does everyone needs an antenna adapter ?? Or what's the purpose of it ? Or is just android one?
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:16 AM   #769
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If everyone needs an antenna ? Is it the same for every model and car ? If so, can someone post a link to one from eBay or any other source ? Thanks
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Yes you all need an antenna I will post pic I'm getting mine in couple mins from best buy. I'll get all info and post. Antenna hole is one on lower right corner. Pic of our wire also posted.
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Just did quick google search.
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How you guys looking for it just antenna? If you can give me a link, that will be great
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I have an extra one that will be here next week I can sell to you, it was like $10 shipped
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Is the antenna that goes on the right lower corner for what purpose ? And sure if you can sell it to me $10 shipped
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #776
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To have the radio am/fm work.
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:21 PM   #777
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Based on the photos I would say, much like when companies have say an exhaust built for them, the manufacturer as fulfilled their original agreement and is now releasing them directly. Or as with many of them decided they would just do this anyways. It very well could be the exact same part but since they are selling direct they can offer it for much cheaper.
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for those who need the link for the antenna adapter here it is

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190501137113...#ht_5647wt_941
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Thanks, have any of you guys had an issue that when you press the rear defroster the audio from the radio goes very static ?
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So the antenna is the one we currently have , but we need an adapter to connect it to the unit right ?
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