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Old 10-26-2018, 03:31 PM
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So it's angled back correct?
I think it's pretty close to the OE angle but the screen types are very different. The glossy screen on all of these units makes them susceptible to glare/wash out. The Eonon in our E46 shares this issue.

But after ~6 months including a month on a road trip, I can't recall the last time I worried about it. It upset me for the 1st week or two then I was able to navigate without really worrying about the glare since I know where stuff is on the unit.

Having Waze on a 9" screen tell you where all the police are and what silly side roads will save you sitting in construction changed the way I road trip. I dare say I'd even subscribe to it.
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Old 10-26-2018, 04:32 PM
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There are times that I notice a glare but it is not a big deal.

Check the level of Android operating system. I think latest units are 8.0 for the latest features and benefits.

If you have DSP be sure it is clear using DSP is plug and play. I had to make modifications. I found out that compatible with DSP does not mean it is plug and play. The Seicane solution was to put the original unit in the back and patch it into the wiring to get DSP to work.

Unit works fine other than I have never been able to find a solution as to why it won't play DVDs and Seicane is absolutely of no help. They told me to take it to an audio shop and they would pay the cost. I did, the shop found a way to make DSP work but could not find a solution to DVD problem. I spent over $300. Seicane did not credit my card a cent and now they are saying they won't do anything because I bought it almost a year ago even though I first contacted them nine months ago for a solution to both the DSP and DVD problem.

IMO if you are not familiar with audio installation and android operating system or don't have access to someone that is, don't buy from any vendor that doesn't have a US distributor with service and technical assistance support.
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There are times that I notice a glare but it is not a big deal.

Check the level of Android operating system. I think latest units are 8.0 for the latest features and benefits.

If you have DSP be sure it is clear using DSP is plug and play. I had to make modifications. I found out that compatible with DSP does not mean it is plug and play. The Seicane solution was to put the original unit in the back and patch it into the wiring to get DSP to work.

Unit works fine other than I have never been able to find a solution as to why it won't play DVDs and Seicane is absolutely of no help. They told me to take it to an audio shop and they would pay the cost. I did, the shop found a way to make DSP work but could not find a solution to DVD problem. I spent over $300. Seicane did not credit my card a cent and now they are saying they won't do anything because I bought it almost a year ago even though I first contacted them nine months ago for a solution to both the DSP and DVD problem.

IMO if you are not familiar with audio installation and android operating system or don't have access to someone that is, don't buy from any vendor that doesn't have a US distributor with service and technical assistance support.
Yup. $600 later and I was up with the DSP set up.

Had to have someone rewire the speakers to an amp. I never had sound from the car when I bought it. Worth it.

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Old 10-27-2018, 01:56 AM
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I am interested to see how well this thing performs as well. I'm obviously not expecting perfection... but I am familiar with audio install so getting the unit to work will not be an issue. I don't care what any of these android units say (aside from maybe Avin 3), none of them are DSP "ready" or "plug and play." Now I need to order the i-Bus USB interface as well as a whole host of other install accessories, backup cam, dash cam, etc.

I am replacing the DSP system completely so am not worried about that. Going to install 3 amps (2x JL Audio 500/5 and 1x JL Audio 1000/1) to replace the DSP amp. Going big on this one as my "dream" system from when I was a 20 year old drooling over JL Audio equipment I could not afford. Sub will be an Ascendant Audio 12" Havoc that can do some serious pounding. This vehicle will no longer be able to carry large loads, which is fine. I am going to buy an E39 wagon or something to pick up that duty.

I agree wholeheartedly with you redliner. Buy USA distributor if you can with a real warranty. Having audio install familiarity is definitely a plus unless you are going to drop the unit off with a reputable install shop. It won't be a cheap install either. If they quote you $200... go to another shop. I am rolling the dice on this one because it is the only one in its form factor with the 10" screen. I will do a review of the unit and maybe a write-up of sorts but the Avin 2 writeup I did should have a lot of overlap so I might just cover the aspects specific to this unit.
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I got a brand new Sony amp, I believe it was the 12 Channel. I can Bluetooth to it without the head unit even on and play music if I want to. It's a really handy I have. It fits directly on to the bracket as well

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Old 10-27-2018, 11:02 PM
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I was an early adopter of the Eonon GA6166 with 1GB RAM and a PX3 board in January 2017.



I can tell you from experience that 1GB RAM (without a custom ROM from one of the xda-developers community) is pathetic to stream Pandora, run a weather app and run your mapping app. It was nearly 80% or higher RAM usage. 2GB would put you at around 50% of RAM.

I did a board upgrade to a PX5 octa core with 4GB RAM and 32GB flash and that is definitely the right level of performance.



The I-BUS app is a must have which recovers nearly all and surpasses the original Board Monitor functionality that is/was lost in changing out the factory head unit.

I also added a TPMS video patching system that is great functionality since I did not have factory TPMS and I'm not driven crazy by buggy factory TPMS sensors or batteries in the tire sensors.





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Hopefully this link will work.. IPS screen Android 8.0 Car DVD Multimedia Player for BMW E39 M5 with Radio WiFi Bluetooth GPS Navigation-in Car Multimedia Player from Automobiles & Motorcycles on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group .. What do you guys think of this? It seems to tick the boxes you guys have mentioned in regards to core speed, ram, operating system etc.. but it’s all outside of my knowledge base! I just want a half decent stereo that has bluetooth to play music. (My x5 has base model stereo with no amplifier) and I guess other features like reversing camera, and gps maps would be nice!
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What do you guys think of this? It seems to tick the boxes you guys have mentioned in regards to core speed, ram, operating system etc.. but itís all outside of my knowledge base! I just want a half decent stereo that has bluetooth to play music. (My x5 has base model stereo with no amplifier) and I guess other features like reversing camera, and gps maps would be nice!
Looks like a solid set of hardware specs. Expect zero reseller support- which is pretty close to what you get with most of these things anyway.
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Looks like it's for the e39? Aren't the e53 a bit more curved to fit the contour of the dash?


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Looks like it's for the e39? Aren't the e53 a bit more curved to fit the contour of the dash?
Not in the units with the smaller screen. The Android units are like the OE NAV units. The only difference between E39 and E53 was the angle of the screen pixels which could be adjusted using little dials behind the actual screens. I messed with them when I replaced my screen, but I never got it just right for the X5. I don't believe this is either possible or necessary in the Android since the screen is much brighter.
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