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liam-20
hey guys/girls recently bought a dvd satnav unit off ebay was a no name make so i was bit unsure but i thought oh well comes with 1 year warrenty.

so this is the unit i bought it replaces the old unit with no need for any adaptors and comes with canbus so you can still use all the steering wheel controls
[img]http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/liam-21/DFDDBB55-6DF5-4940-96F1-C4CE2295F87F-512-0000003033486AAC.jpg[/img]

so features are

*satnav, dvd, bluetooth, aux input, rear camera input, 3g capable and front mounted micro sd card slot (free 4gb card as well)

so this was my old unit
[img]http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/liam-21/72B42D7B-FB18-4548-A7BC-C5C9E5166404-9710-0000046A3289C170.jpg[/img]

And how the dash looks now
[img]http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/liam-21/1E8D2B3D-6670-411D-9AB3-AF084D58622F-9710-0000046A8D6A9399.jpg[/img]

rear view camera is a real help and very clear on the screen
[img]http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/liam-21/55180012-7719-438B-8493-B09DE782BB9A-2969-00000146EE056343.jpg[/img]

bluetooth is very easy to use and you can download your phonebook in to it
[img]http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/liam-21/E1FA1501-C0A3-47A9-83E8-F56FF4740E20-9710-0000046A6BE22494.jpg[/img]

satnav is very good a little complicated but am used to a tomtom but overall very good
[img]http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/liam-21/CEB0A400-41C4-4652-99CB-73F4F15386C4-9710-0000046A68C8A871.jpg[/img]

Am really happy with the unit i would give it 8/10 the only little thing ive found is the screen flickers slighty when it first comes on after its been off for a while but after 30 secs or so it stops so am not to fussed [img]http://www.fordrst.co.uk/public/style_emoticons/default/D.gif[/img]

Any comments welcome.
Haz93
Looks neat mate :)

How is the sound quality compared with the Sony unit? Is there any chance of a night time pic to show the colour of the buttons??

Is the reverse camera one that replaces the numberplate light??

I am defo considering getting one of these, looks really smart.
Dal.
That looks OEM so top marks! :)
Brigante
Does look very tidy indeed mate looks OEM
Preee
Looks very neat Liam. i think they are very good value for money considering what they can do
gforce
Looks great! I've contemplated something like this in the past but for the Mk2 pre-facelift, like the one in the link below, to keep it as OEM looking as possible. Reckon selling my Sony and Parrot handsfree kit would probably get a decent bit of the price back too.

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-HD-DVD-GPS-sat-nav-FORD-FOCUS-C-MAX-S-MAX-FIESTA-GALAXY-FUSION-IPOD-Radio-RDS-/230738504042?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item35b916296a"]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item35b916296a[/url]
liam-20
hey haz if i had to choose i would say the sony sounds better but only by a tiny bit more, yer the camera i bought seperate off ebay there are 2 types at the pre-face lift is a different design and i forgot to say the leds are red in the unit to make the rest of the car pic below
[IMG]http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/liam-21/1FFC60F4-241D-466B-BF5E-CE137F726572-2969-000001683BD07054.jpg[/IMG]
Gary Minty Jupe
very nice ! have you got a link for this unit might have to treat myself
Pitmonster
Looks very nice indeed.

Couple of questions, if you don't mind:

* does it have a rear USB for connecting an iPod, and having the iPod hidden in the glovebox?

* does it have DAB for things like 6 Music?

* what's the sat nav like for searching postcodes and points of interest etc?

Thanks.
liam-20
hey gary this is the unit i bought if you have any more questions you could email the company as i have found them to be very helpfull not like most companys on ebay

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230888938022?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230888938022?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649[/url]
liam-20
hey pitmonster

yes it has dedicated rear socket for ipod connection you can see it on the picture below

[IMG]http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/liam-21/7B3C513E-77DC-4205-A22D-B8527AC8CE79-512-000000303D24D8C8.jpg[/IMG]

it does not have dab which is bit ot a let down

and the sat nav is very clever what ill do tomorrow is ill do a little video of the sat nav then you can see it in action ill upload it to youtube and send you the link if you like??
greggp
Excellent post, thanks liam. Was looking at one of these for mine. If poss could you send me the youtube link also please?

Thanks
liam-20
yer sure no worries ill do it tomorrow.
Pitmonster
Fantastic, thanks for the reply. A video would be great!
gforce
By the way, is that really Buckfast Road?!
Stoney871
That certainly appears to be a lot of kit for the price.
I must admit i also like the idea of one like Gary linked to, nice easy install on a MK2 with minimum modification of the wiring loom needed.
Maybe i need to reconsider my Sony 6 disc? ;)
liam-20
Hey Gforce yer why??
gforce
Clive, I've read of a couple of guys on the STOC forum who only had praise for that headunit. Straight swap too, plug and play with the quadlock connector and comes with a free camera too. The one I linked is from a UK seller, so can be got for a few quid cheaper from the Far East, but I think the extra would be worth it for peace of mind in case of faults or required returns.

Liam, was just wondering as I know of quite a few people over here that would be happy to spend every weekend on Buckfast Road! The monks' brew is pretty popular amongst certain circles!
Stoney871
Got hammered on Buckfast on my 18th birthday.
God how i suffered.
ferretfloozy
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1357648242' post='225167']
Got hammered on Buckfast on my 18th birthday.
God how i suffered.
[/quote].. WOW... you've got a good memory :lol:
salsheikh
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1357648242' post='225167']
Got hammered on Buckfast on my 18th birthday.
God how i suffered.
[/quote]

[quote name='ferretfloozy' timestamp='1357650408' post='225173']
.. WOW... you've got a good memory :lol:
[/quote]

lol!
salsheikh
Liam, the unit looks good mate, looks like i should have got the one from the link i posted as it went really cheap but i like my dab unit and would miss this! did it come with any accessories - gps leads etc?
Stoney871
[quote name='ferretfloozy' timestamp='1357650408' post='225173']
.. WOW... you've got a good memory :lol:
[/quote]
I'm not that old!!!!
Brigante
I've only had bucksfast once when I was working in motherwell
markw96
Cant wait to see the video from Liam to see how well the unit responds, my factory fitted stereo/satnav has given up the ghost, just got back from fords and they inform me its f****d, will cost big money to repair. Just been lookinh on ebay and the cheapest replacement i can find is £300 and thats only with 3 months warranty!! May as well invest in one of these if they are any good!
salsheikh
Incest? We're not that kind of forum!
markw96
[quote name='salsheikh' timestamp='1357663460' post='225209']
Incest? We're not that kind of forum!
[/quote] LOL
STEADS
mark that one your looking at on ebay is it from tipton if so this guy is a honest lad had one off him for my dads nissan note and he was showing me the focus ones they are brand new got the zenec fitted in mine so didnt buy one he told me how he gets them and there not knock off either .
liam-20
hey guys so done a little video nothing to special hope it covers everything you wanted to know

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwfAtfg90PA"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwfAtfg90PA[/url]
greggp
Excellent, looks pretty good. I've sent you a PM

Cheers
Gary Minty Jupe
Liam have you fitted the reversing camera ? if so whats it like to do and what it like to fit the unit just a straight swap ?
STEADS
minty put a reverse camera on mine easy enougth to do if your replacing the number plate light use the live and earth off that for the light its self then the power for the actual camera i used the boot lock connection only live when hatch is closed then run the lead through the rubber into the headling along the nearside use a old metal coat hanger to feed it to the edge of the rear door then just drop the door seals and run it along down the a pillar and under the glove box .most of these replacement units seem to be just plug and play and the camera is well worth fitting imo as it saves you hitting the bollards in asda car parks lol .
Gary Minty Jupe
it sounds really easy when you read it quickly lol !!!
theres a few things i would really love to do or should i say get done but they strike fear in me
liam-20
The reverse camera is really easy hardest part is getting the video cable through the rubber conduet. It's well worth it though.
[IMG]http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w135/liam-21/55180012-7719-438B-8493-B09DE782BB9A-2969-00000146EE056343.jpg[/IMG]

I park up against the wall of my house so this really helps me get it close.
Andy H Dibley
A few questions...

Does the aux port in the glovebox still work with this?

Does the voice control still work? Ie, hitting the Voice button and commanding stuff?
Jay Ali
Geez/guys jus a quick 1
How's the sound quality on this unit
I'm really interested but
I currently have a pioneer double din on standard speakers and honest to god it sounds like i have a sub in it, mental sound quality
How would this compare please some advice would help me decide hitherto get it or not cheers in advance ;)
Jay Ali
** wether
Stoney871
I think someone needs to check their predictive text or spellchecker. :D
Jay Ali
Loool sorry just moved from iphone to the galaxy S3 but I'm getting there ;)
Jay Ali
Boi..... I gotta be on point on ere ain't I lol

But yeah some advice would be appreciated
Andy H Dibley
[quote name='Jay Ali' timestamp='1357951616' post='225953']
hitherto
[/quote]

Lol, the 19th century want their word back :-P

Just kidding!

Where'd the OP get to?
Jay Ali
[quote name='Andy H Dibley' timestamp='1357978558' post='225973']


Lol, the 19th century want their word back :-P

Just kidding!

Where'd the OP get to?
[/quote]

Hahaha good un

Op ?
greggp
Liam, I have installed this, will put some pics up later. Quick question, the unit button light red when I power it on, but only stay on for a few secs, they also don't come on when car headlights come on I would have expected this. Think I've fitted all the cables and canbus is connected also. also do your bluetooth contacts transfer and sort alphabetically? Cheers
vince_13
that the same model im looking at buying, along with the reverse camera, i did notice on the picture of the rear of the unit it doesn't have any pre-outs (unless the cable is not in the pic)

also i have found a wireless revers camera (transmitter in the boot and receiver under the dash) and it cheaper
liam-20
Hey Vince there is a seperate loom that has all the sub out pre out and aux etc this then plugs into back of the unit.
greggp
Vince,

I think the cable at the bottom in attach picture will be for the link to the reverse camera. I didnt bother with one although when I put the car in reverse the screen drops out.

Its a good piece of kit apart from the issue I'm having with the buttons not staying lit or coming on with headlamps.
Sat nav is very good, ipod works with direct control from headunit & charges via lead in glovebox, hallelujah! No more aux cable. Steering wheel control also functions volume and mode selection. Not tried calling with bt feature yet or dvd player.

This is a link video for the lighting issue I'm having with it, no internal setting for this so reckon it could be an error with wiring within the supplied loom

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9fB41BNlQI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Andy H Dibley
So Liam, you've had a bit of time to play with it, what's it like to live with? Any major pros and cons? Would you recommend it as an upgrade?
Jay Ali
[quote name='greggp' timestamp='1360828074' post='235741']
Liam, I have installed this, will put some pics up later. Quick question, the unit button light red when I power it on, but only stay on for a few secs, they also don't come on when car headlights come on I would have expected this. Think I've fitted all the cables and canbus is connected also. also do your bluetooth contacts transfer and sort alphabetically? Cheers
[/quote]

There's 2 loose orange wires and 1 that connects to the canbus box swap them about and turn your headlights on and it should do the job
Jay Ali
I've had this unit for a week now and tbh I think it's amazing
I had a pioneer double din on it prior to this
And have lost the pioneer sound quality but have gained a sat nav and Bluetooth and a humoungous screen
Excellently unit
greggp
[quote name='Jay Ali' timestamp='1360927139' post='235967']
There's 2 loose orange wires and 1 that connects to the canbus box swap them about and turn your headlights on and it should do the job
[/quote]

Thanks Jay Ali,

Is this something you had to change and do to yours then?

Yes there is a load of loose cabling on the wiring conenctor loom, I do happen to recall there being some loose wires (possibly they were orange) that had little black connectors on the ends. Will remove the system tomorrow and have another look. I'm impressed with the system so far.

Have you used connected your phone to the bluetooth? Do your bluetooth contacts view in alphabnetical order?

Also, want to change the background to my own, reckon I can shove some pics on the SD card maybe.


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