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This morning I received a new video input module for the factory nav screen. This does not require a TV tuner and will give stereo sound. It plugs into both the nav module & stereo & has a small hideaway activation button. I will be out of the country until Wednesday so will report further when I have had a play.
Also I will be lauching a Digital TV (freeview) module for both the factory nav & aftermarket screens
 

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What aerials are you using to pick up freeview?
Ive tried to get a signal in the car about a year ago but it kept on breaking up with a normal house aerial.
Already got a screen and a 12v freewiew box so interested in the aerials!!!!!! ;)
 

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mikeythemini said:
This morning I received a new video input module for the factory nav screen. This does not require a TV tuner and will give stereo sound. It plugs into both the nav module & stereo & has a small hideaway activation button. I will be out of the country until Wednesday so will report further when I have had a play.
I have a few questions for you Mikey
1)How much will the video input cost?
2)Can i install it myself?
3)Will my aux input still work?

Thanks
 

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This sounds interesting! :) Does it cost less and does it integrate as simply as the BMW Video Module does?
 

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mmm, we will see but will sort a deal for free fitting for the first fit
interested Mike, if you have some details, I might be heading over your way next week with Hat;)
 

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Sorry for not coming back to you - its mad busy here at the moment (hence I am in at 6am to reply to e mails)
I will post pics prices etc later today
Mike
 

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Here is the module for av input
It is designed to plug into the navigation system. The long grey lead goes to the stereo. The cd prep cable is unplugged & plugged into this lead Then the new cd prep plug pushed into radio.
The other wires are black - connect to handbrake so picture doesn't show whilst driving ;)
The final wire goes to the switch in pic 2, this is used to switch between nav & av & can be hidden from view.
The system above is presuming you have a changer fitted. It pts the sound in through the cd changer system & switches between cd & av automatically.
If there is no changer then a changer simulator must be fitted (included)see pic 2, this is wired behind the stereo
It will accept both PAL & NTSC inputs
 

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Mike,

Is this the Dietz 1265 Video interface module? Will it work where we have all installed iPods using the CD cable connector at the HU end?

As to the DBS-T tuner, what about antennas as you had problems with the BMW TV tuner? Do you have a solution for that as well?

Sorry to ask so many questions but as you can see, I do not think I am alone in being VERY interested in this.
 

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Babba - not sure what make it is as it has come from a UK supplier & they have cut part of the lable away.
As far as I can work out it will work with an ipod, as the stereo thinks the ipod is a changer, will test when I can
On the tuner I am waiting for these to arrive, they tell me these aerials are designed for digital, they are diversiy & amplified, they have good results in their demo.
 

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AV input £330 (+ vat in europe £387.57) Although as a launch offer for december I am doing a £20 discount
Digital TV tuner - £360 + vat (£423) Again £20 launch offer off this
 

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Mike,

Thanks for the reply. From the pictures it does look like the Dietz. That's not a problem as they make some really good stuff. Never heard a bad word about them on the 'Net.

It is Xmas, and Southport is not that far from Bolton. So I will have to be very good and make sure I am on the right list for Santa. :D

What about fitting? That long grey cable looks as if it might be hard to route all the way to the HU.
 

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Id be interested, as soon as someone gets it done and can tell me the picture quality ect... :)
 
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