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Old 11-03-2019, 11:35 AM
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Pulled the Trigger on Xtron 10.25 unit

Finally pulled the trigger on Xtron Android unit with the 10.25” screen. My buddy just installed it on his 05 4.8is and I instantly fell in love. Installation wasn’t too bad either. Sound quality and functionality are excellent. It truly looks like an OEM unit and takes our almost 15 year old cars into the modern day. I tried to upload some pics from my phone but couldn’t figure out how to get it done something about security tokens.
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Old 11-03-2019, 04:06 PM
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haha. I did a search and came out with this https://xtrons.com/bmw/bmw-e53-android-car-stereo is it any of those?
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It’s similar but I have the 10.25 inch one that’s the widescreen. I wanted as much screen real estate as possible.
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I think that is the design Crystalworks went with although I'm not sure what manufacturer he went with.
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Yea same style he had. My biggest concern taking the plunge was oem feel and of course sound quality. I had a dynavin in the past and wasn’t crazy about the sound quality or the touch screen. This has dsp settings similar to factory. So we did a side by side test with my buddy using the same settings. They both sounded almost identical but xtrons was able to go louder. It was loud enough to the point of ruining the sound quality.
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Old 11-03-2019, 08:10 PM
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I had a dynavin in the past and wasn’t crazy about the sound quality or the touch screen.
Dynavin uses the Burr Brown 24 bit DAC and that is the one thing all the Dynavin users say is the one advantage they have. Never had one and can't comment on it either way. Everything else about the Dynavin is not very appealing. The closed operating system really limits your options.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:31 PM
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4.8isguy. A question. How fast does the radio boots up when you turn on the car for the first time that day? Mine takes about 40sec, and it bothers me lol
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4.8isguy. A question. How fast does the radio boots up when you turn on the car for the first time that day? Mine takes about 40sec, and it bothers me lol
On the Xtrons, just choose different settings for boot up. This used to drive me nuts as well. I changed the system sleep or some setting or another so that it doesn't power all the way down. I get in and the thing is booted and ready. If I had my radio here, I'd share the steps, but its... uhhh.. it's bz.

BTW, thanks for that link with the new Xtrons units in it above. I have ordered the 9.0 OS version of the same unit I have now. I had been looking for a reason to upgrade the NAV in the white 4.4. Now I see the octa-core with 9.0 and it's done. I'm pretty sure the unit is plug and play swap for the Xtrons in the blue one. The white one from OE Nav will be a bit more involved like the blue one before it.
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:23 PM
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On the Xtrons, just choose different settings for boot up. This used to drive me nuts as well. I changed the system sleep or some setting or another so that it doesn't power all the way down. I get in and the thing is booted and ready. If I had my radio here, I'd share the steps, but its... uhhh.. it's bz.

BTW, thanks for that link with the new Xtrons units in it above. I have ordered the 9.0 OS version of the same unit I have now. I had been looking for a reason to upgrade the NAV in the white 4.4. Now I see the octa-core with 9.0 and it's done. I'm pretty sure the unit is plug and play swap for the Xtrons in the blue one. The white one from OE Nav will be a bit more involved like the blue one before it.
I was thinking of buying that same one you mentioned, the only thing that's holding me is the wiring harness that goes to the back. I do have one current but it looks like the wiring changes. I would still do it for the sake of upgrading.
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the only thing that's holding me is the wiring harness that goes to the back. I do have one current but it looks like the wiring changes. I would still do it for the sake of upgrading.
Well, dagnabbit.. can you show the differences that you see? I looked and my old memory fails from one screen to the next.. I was hoping my octa core in the blue one to this octa core would be the same harness? No? I don't wanna have to run that cable, but I suppose I will if I have to.
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