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Post by Mr roadster » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:46 pm

Can anyone recommend a head unit with pop out screen gps blue tooth apps that sort of head unit just fancy something different to business radio cheers.
And please don’t say why do you need a sat-nav I do rely on my old sat nav in the glove box it’s getting past its sell bye date so thought a pop out screen with gps.

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Post by Mr roadster » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:35 pm

Mr roadster wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:46 pm
Can anyone recommend a head unit with pop out screen gps blue tooth apps that sort of head unit just fancy something different to business radio cheers.
And please don’t say why do you need a sat-nav I do rely on my old sat nav in the glove box it’s getting past its sell bye date so thought a pop out screen with gps.

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Post by Sidewaze Samm » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:20 pm

If you have sat nav on your smartphone, there's a very reasonable Pioneer that links very well with apps and has a dedicated and removable holder for the phone. Looks OK but no DAB though...

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Post by scaff » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:38 am

you can get something like this on ebay, less than £70

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7inch-1-Din- ... 4173310200

but the sat nav maps need to be on a mem card and in the unit to work, most will mirror a ios / android phone thou so use google maps


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Post by BigAlC » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:59 pm

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AVH-7200DAB. I'm using with Android Auto.

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Post by Nharris89 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:59 pm

BigAlC wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:59 pm
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AVH-7200DAB. I'm using with Android Auto.
This looks great! Was the install easy enough to do? Does the screen interfere with the vents behind at all? Sorry for all questions but im considering upgrading to something like this!
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Post by BigAlC » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:13 pm

Nharris89 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:59 pm
BigAlC wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:59 pm
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AVH-7200DAB. I'm using with Android Auto.
This looks great! Was the install easy enough to do? Does the screen interfere with the vents behind at all? Sorry for all questions but im considering upgrading to something like this!
No problem, I'm happy to answer :)

It was as easy as any head unit to fit. I also added a module for the MFSW buttons.

As for the air vents, one thing I checked out before I bought is that it will continue to function with the screen folded away, so although the screen does get in the way of the centre vents a bit, you can fold it away (open/close button, second from right) while the cabin is warming up and your music/Nav/podcast will continue to play. In practice I don't need to do that very often at all, but it is still important to me to have the option.

This is everything that went in, looks a lot but only fits together one way, and there is plenty of room.
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Post by bearded_ed » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:45 pm

How much did this setup cost you in the end?

Definitely what I am looking at doing.
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Post by sharpyboy » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:53 pm

I went a similar route but got the avh-7200bt as didn't want dab.
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Post by BigAlC » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:35 am

bearded_ed wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:45 pm
How much did this setup cost you in the end?

Definitely what I am looking at doing.
Was £457.43 for all the stuff in the picture plus a DAB aerial. The head unit was discounted to £399.99 on eBay from Dynamic Sounds because the box had been opened.

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