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Old 02-03-2013, 09:19 AM   #41
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You guys are ridiculous
Trying to compare a Dynavin head unit in your car, (that mind you, NONE of you even know the specs of becuase they are nowhere to be found) to having the capability of just popping out an iPad and taking it on the go.
Then you get into an argument about apple vs. (insert other company)
This thread actually had some real merit, as i believe the Dynavins are garbage. The only cool thing about them is plug and play capability. But that only gets you a semi decent radio with almost the exact same specs as the factory OEM nav. For around a thousand dollars, I would MUCH rather be able to take my tablet out of the car and into work with me after my drive. Try doing that with your Dynavin...
There needs to be software support which doesn't seem to be there yet. Some app the does GPS/music/etc. in a very fluid, head unit like way.

Plus you need to buy the LTE version so that it has GPS.
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:08 AM   #42
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My thoughts:

- iPad Mini in custom bezel
- Jailbroken and configured to automatically turn on/off music and the device itself when the power/ignition cuts/comes back
- Audio output goes directly to a DSP with volume remote control (Mosconi 6to8, BitOne, PXA-H800)

Steering wheel control and car info is going to be a pain though. I've been thinking about the plausibility of using the RaspberryPi GPIO pins to do iBus interop and then communicate this to an iPad interface using wifi. This would be overly complex to get to work properly though. An android tablet with USB host mode and a serial driver (for the Resler iBus interface) would make things a ton easier.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:34 AM   #43
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Check out soundman Car audio on Youtube, those guys are really good on ipad And ipad mini installs. I have been wanting to do the same and their float mount over Bluetooth seems to be the cheapest install. This can be a very nice looking set up but you definitely need to spend some money in order to get the proper sound out of your music and clean install. Soundman should give you some good ideas, check them out
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:55 PM   #44
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Ipad mini in the dash sounds great.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:49 PM   #45
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I did this a while back thought I should share. I personally love it my iPad is connected to my AT&T service I have anything and everything I need on it. No need to jail break or find wifi spots. What's your opinion on it ?


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Old 06-22-2014, 11:10 PM   #46
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I don't understand why when anyone mentions Apple on any sort of board or forum, the Windows/Android fanboys come in bash the crap out of the Apple products making some huge debate about how the Windows and Android platforms are so much better this/that. The post didn't say "Finally they made an Apple based stereo system for our cars, the best or nothing."

Back on topic: It's certainly a cool idea, since it has the maps, TV, apps (Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio, etc.), and even internet and whatnot. However, the casing for it to be set in could be more appealing. The black box is very plain. I'd want something possibly with a tilt out and still have like a volume knob or something to make it not so plain, but that's just me.


If you decide to install it, I hope you enjoy it.
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Old 06-26-2014, 11:02 AM   #47
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I did this a while back thought I should share. I personally love it my iPad is connected to my AT&T service I have anything and everything I need on it. No need to jail break or find wifi spots. What's your opinion on it ?


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Impressive work! I wish the screen was narrower though so the tablet integrated better.
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Old 06-27-2014, 08:17 AM   #48
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I did this a while back thought I should share. I personally love it my iPad is connected to my AT&T service I have anything and everything I need on it. No need to jail break or find wifi spots. What's your opinion on it ?


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You should make a tutorial on how you did this. I would definitely do the same in my coupe.


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