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Old 09-27-2007, 07:12 PM
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Whistle Intravee-II installed with Alpine CD Changer and Alpine iPod adaptor

Okay, before someone post, TTIWWOP , I will upload pics later tonight.

I got on the beta tester list for the Intravee-II adaptor which allows BMW with I-BUS to communicate with Alpine Ai-Net products. I got the 410c Ai-Net interface with Alpine CD Changer which can play MP3 disk and display the text of the songs and Alpine's 420 iPod adaptor.

Had the Intravee-II, Alpine stuff installed and attached my Apple 60G Video iPod and all is well. This is installed in our E46 M3 with NAV!

For more info, check it their website: http://www.intravention.co.uk/

I did get the Intravee-II from Martin @ www.bimmernav.com

Will post pics later.

IT works as advertised.

BTW, my BMW OEM Sirius satellite still works!
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Old 09-27-2007, 09:06 PM
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ooo...can't wait to see the pics so i can understand what you're talking about

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I hate you right now! I am waiting for mine to be shipped!!! My Dice is driving me crazy and is so scratchy that you can barely hear the music!!! Was it easy to install? The next question is will it work with the new Ipod Touch! I may buy a new Touch today:-)

Post some pictures and it is really not nice to rub this in for the people who are still waiting for theirs to be shipped and missed the Beta testing program!!
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:34 AM
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Sorry, got home late last night from work. I will post the NAV Screen pics later tonight, Friday night.....However, if you go to their website and watch the video demo, it works as advertised. You can control the iPod from the BMW radio and steering wheel. The Alpine Ai-Net interface shows up on the NAV Screen beautifully and it is fast. You can put it in enhanced search mode and browse through your iPod using the right rotary button on the BMW NAV system similar to your iPod control wheel. You can browse and select from Playlist (yes the Playlist names show up!!), Artist, Album, Songs! You can do random play on songs or I believe albums.

The CD Changer works like the OEM when selecting regular CD Audio disc (Disc 1-6 button and forward and back track), but if you burn and MP3 disc using ID V1 tags, the names and folders show up as CD-Text and again you can search through the MP3 CD as if you were on the PC looking at Folders. You can burn a MP3 CD which has folders and you can put each artist's song in each folder for better organization.

Installing the equipment was plug 'n play. It is deciding where to put the two Alpine equipment, (the Alpine Ai-Net interface 410c and Alpine iPod interface 420i). Since the E46 M3 doesn't have a spare tire, it was easy to put the Alpine boxes there. However, I guess I could have put the 420i on the left rear rack. I already have BMW Sirius taking up one of the rack space, but I guess the space to the left of the rack, I could have put the 420i. The problem was where to put the 410c. I have seen some install where you can put the 410c at the left rear floor cubby space, but in the end, I decided to keep it "hidden" underneath the rear floor. Plus, if I wanted to add HD radio using Alpine's DAB tuner, it would be easy to add!!

The intravee-ii is a small box and I put it on top of my bluetooth module.

The Alpine CD-Changer is the same size and fits exactly where the BMW OEM CD Changer sits.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:35 AM
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:49 AM
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I am not sure about the iPod touch. I would post on the intravention.co.uk forum. You should register and post your question on their forum and I believe either Simon or RichardP will answer your iPod touch question. Remember, they are on the other side of the pond so they are a few hours ahead of you!!

I will post the NAV Screen pics on how the text is displayed and how it browses and searches on the iPod. iPod and CD Changer sound quality is excellent!

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Kewl,
I hate you right now! I am waiting for mine to be shipped!!! My Dice is driving me crazy and is so scratchy that you can barely hear the music!!! Was it easy to install? The next question is will it work with the new Ipod Touch! I may buy a new Touch today:-)

Post some pictures and it is really not nice to rub this in for the people who are still waiting for theirs to be shipped and missed the Beta testing program!!
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I'm not sure if anyone's tried a Touch yet with the Intravee. I have tried a load of iPods and it's pretty much impossible to know which one you are controlling, the newer iPods are maybe a fraction faster but that's about it.

The iPods I've tested are (and other people may have tested other variants, for example the iPhone which is not yet available in the UK):

15Gb Gen3
20Gb Gen3
20GB Gen4
20Gb Gen4 HP version
30GB Photo
60Gb Photo
60Gb Video Gen5
80Gb Video Gen5.5
160Gb Classic
1Gb Gen1 Nano
4Gb Gen1 Nano
8Gb Gen2 Nano
8Gb Gen3 Nano
4Gb Gen1 Mini
6Gb Gen2 Mini
6Gb Gen2 Mini HP Version


Just need to get my hands on a Touch and then I'll have tested just about every varient of iPod that has a dock connector.
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:55 PM
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Someone can buy me an iPod Touch and I will test it for free!
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:56 PM
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BTW, Richard, I'll post the pics of the install on intravee's forum later tonight!

I may be the first US Install from bimmernav to post.

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I'm not sure if anyone's tried a Touch yet with the Intravee. I have tried a load of iPods and it's pretty much impossible to know which one you are controlling, the newer iPods are maybe a fraction faster but that's about it.

The iPods I've tested are (and other people may have tested other variants, for example the iPhone which is not yet available in the UK):

15Gb Gen3
20Gb Gen3
20GB Gen4
20Gb Gen4 HP version
30GB Photo
60Gb Photo
60Gb Video Gen5
80Gb Video Gen5.5
160Gb Classic
1Gb Gen1 Nano
4Gb Gen1 Nano
8Gb Gen2 Nano
8Gb Gen3 Nano
4Gb Gen1 Mini
6Gb Gen2 Mini
6Gb Gen2 Mini HP Version


Just need to get my hands on a Touch and then I'll have tested just about every varient of iPod that has a dock connector.
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Old 09-29-2007, 03:57 AM
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Here is a great Video of DICE-HD versus Intravee-II

(Note, it doesn't show the latest firmware which has Enhanced Mode/Advance Searching mode, which is allows searching on the iPod more similar to the iPod control wheel)

I'll upload pics later of Enhanced mode from my car...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTG22HWPZ5A
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