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Old 04-10-2008, 11:42 PM
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Invision Headrest System

I'm interested in getting an Invision rear entertainment system installed. The factory RES has too many limitations (small screen, can't see from third row, DVD restarts after car is shut down). The Invision website only lists compatibility with 2007 X5s (with and without multi-contour seats). Does anybody have these installed in a 2008? Any reason why it wouldn't work? I don't think there are any changes to the seats but I'm not 100% sure. Finally, any opinions on these products? Thanks.

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Old 04-11-2008, 05:10 AM
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+1 Can't wait for pictures and feedback. I'm leaning more towards these units vs the RES offered by BMW now.

On a side note, I did speak to a representative from Invision. He says that it will be released for the X5 in mid-May. And that it will be an official BMW authorized part. From the sounds of it, you won't be a factory install, but rather a dealer offered accessory. It will no longer be a headrest replacement, but mounted units (which will look similar to the ones MB offers for the ML & GL) instead. Thus complete compatability with any type of BMW seats (they just need to fit the proper mount with the seat type).

I contacted a few dealers. But none of them know of the part yet.
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I have the Invision system in my 2007 X5 and it is awesome. Having two independent screens is nice, the two passengers can either watch different DVDs or they can watch the same DVD (you can watch either DVD on either screen). I don't know what the "mounted" system will look like but I really like the headrest version and would highly recommend it.
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Could this be them? From the 2008 Euro/UK Accessories catalogue - can be downloaded from www.bmw.co.uk in the owners area.....

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Could this be them? From the 2008 Euro/UK Accessories catalogue - can be downloaded from www.bmw.co.uk in the owners area.....


You know, I've seen that picture thrown around before (in previous year's options catalogs). I've only been on this forum for a year but I'm sure the pic has been around for much longer than that. IMO, a headrest mounted system is better because it doesn't extend out into the backseat cabin space like the pictured system does. I know that with the system pictured above, my 3-year old, sitting in his carseat, would use the screen as a foot rest.

However, the main drawback to the headrest mounted system is that you lose the adjustable headrest "pillow" that comes with the multi-contour seats. I don't know how much of a loss that is since I've never had it, but I do wish I had it nevertheless. So neither system is perfect.
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:28 PM
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Check out this thread.

It has very good info comparing Invision to another RES system.

http://www.xoutpost.com/x5-e70-forum/...ainment+System
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Old 04-11-2008, 01:39 PM
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Just wanted to link a picture of an actual X (swisscheese's) with that other headrest system:

http://www.xoutpost.com/attachments/x...g?d=1198973538
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Could this be them? From the 2008 Euro/UK Accessories catalogue - can be downloaded from www.bmw.co.uk in the owners area.....

No That's not them. Contact Lawrence at Invision. [email protected] he will help you out. He is also a member here.
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Be aware this is not the kit offered by INViSiON.

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Could this be them? From the 2008 Euro/UK Accessories catalogue - can be downloaded from www.bmw.co.uk in the owners area.....

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2008 BMW RES X5/X6 Dual DVD System

If anybody needs to discuss the new BMW RES system for the 2008 X5/X6 I will be in the office all week. I just returned form the BMW NAC convention in Orlando Florida. I know also have all the part numbers for our new system through BMW. Let me know!
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