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Old 01-15-2016, 03:03 PM
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Comes with an iPod 4/4S connector but imagine you can use a converter for the lightning plug for new models.

I have not tried it yet and since you can supposedly AirPlay your iPhone screen to the tablet I'm not sure how much I care since I just stream spotify over bluetooth anyway...

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Does this have a direct Ipod connection you can use or is it all BT? Could you get screen shots of the Ipod connected direct if you can? I'm a little confused about the wifi, does it connect to the internet on its own picking up open wifi signals, or does it pull from your phone? Between the android unit and the wince unit, it seems the android one is a more powerful unit, is the navigation permanently installed on the unit, or again does it pull from the phone? Can you install google maps on the unit for example?

Also, does this unit, or anything they have work with cars with DSP sound?
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I have tried to follow what you did but for some reason when i put the truck in reverse nothing happens. I did use 12v battery source to make sure everything works and it does, but the canbus for some reason is not triggering the radio to go in reverse mode
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I'm really close to pulling the trigger on the GA5166X for my E53 with nav and no dsp. I really just have one question that I haven't seen addressed. I made a post in the mobile electronics area, but have got no replies.

Can you play a DVD and have the video routed to rear, headrest mounted monitors and continue to use navigation, music, etc. on the main screen? I see that the feature is listed on the previous windows iteration. The D5166X but I don't see that on here.
This is a feature I NEED to have. We do road trips fairly regularly and recently bought and returned a 2 screen headrest DVD player for the kids. It sucked having to be driving and have my wife climb over the seat to get the DVD in, press play on the menu to start the thing, etc. It isn't safe and it was a major PITA. I need to be able to do that from the head unit, but still be able to have my music playing off of bluetooth or USB and my navigation up at the same time the DVD is going in the back.

EDIT: Finally got an email back from Eonon. It does not allow music playback at the same time you have DVD playback in the rear screens. It allows nav, but no music. Any other head units to look at that are similar, but will allow this?
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I'm really close to pulling the trigger on the GA5166X for my E53 with nav and no dsp. I really just have one question that I haven't seen addressed. I made a post in the mobile electronics area, but have got no replies.

Can you play a DVD and have the video routed to rear, headrest mounted monitors and continue to use navigation, music, etc. on the main screen? I see that the feature is listed on the previous windows iteration. The D5166X but I don't see that on here.
This is a feature I NEED to have. We do road trips fairly regularly and recently bought and returned a 2 screen headrest DVD player for the kids. It sucked having to be driving and have my wife climb over the seat to get the DVD in, press play on the menu to start the thing, etc. It isn't safe and it was a major PITA. I need to be able to do that from the head unit, but still be able to have my music playing off of bluetooth or USB and my navigation up at the same time the DVD is going in the back.

EDIT: Finally got an email back from Eonon. It does not allow music playback at the same time you have DVD playback in the rear screens. It allows nav, but no music. Any other head units to look at that are similar, but will allow this?
Alternative suggestion: Buy your kids a tablet each load up what ever movies you want on the tablet and the kids are entertained for hours on the road. Plus tablets are far more flexible and versatile over the DVD in-vehicle headrests. DVD head rests are passe and have more expensive moving parts that are prone to break. Then you can get whatever head unit suits you best in the X. This is the route that I took in accommodating my kids on the 16 hr journey from Texas to Florida to visit my parents. Just a thought. Good luck
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Alternative suggestion: Buy your kids a tablet each load up what ever movies you want on the tablet and the kids are entertained for hours on the road. Plus tablets are far more flexible and versatile over the DVD in-vehicle headrests. DVD head rests are passe and have more expensive moving parts that are prone to break. Then you can get whatever head unit suits you best in the X. This is the route that I took in accommodating my kids on the 16 hr journey from Texas to Florida to visit my parents. Just a thought. Good luck
After looking pretty extensively for other head unit options, I think that your solution is probably best.
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For anyone that is interested, here is my experience installing the recent Eonon GA6166 unit:

https://xoutpost.com/1100216-post170.html

and a video of some of the aesthetics and capabilities

https://youtu.be/RAv0qZusgBQ



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