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      10-09-2007, 08:57 AM   #1
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New M3 with iDrive TV!

The new M3 (UK version) has the TV option in the iDrive.

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      10-09-2007, 03:16 PM   #2
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      10-09-2007, 03:56 PM   #3
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Any word if this is coming to the states?
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      10-09-2007, 06:21 PM   #4
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If they bring that to the US, that would be sick. For the E46, we had to order the wiring harness from Germany, etc. etc., just to get the NAV to display TV. It was a pain in the ass.
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      10-09-2007, 07:06 PM   #5
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Are we taling about OTA TV or....?
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      10-10-2007, 03:18 PM   #6
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Yep. The BMW TV module has a analog and digital TV tuner inside allowing you to pick up over the air TV in your BMW. The TV tuner antennas are either mounted in the rear bumper or the rear window depending on the model.

This isn't something thats exclusive to the M3, its being available across the model range, and was first introduced in the 7er, back in 1999. The digital tuner was introduced around 2004/5 ish ... if memory serves.

For safety reason, depending on territory, once the car goes over 3mph and/or the handbrake is released the picture blanks out, although the TV sound can still be heard.
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      11-12-2007, 07:41 AM   #7
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i cant see why anyone would want or need a tv in a car???
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      11-12-2007, 06:49 PM   #8
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i cant see why anyone would want or need a tv in a car???
How about to watch it?
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Hell yeah! I would be watching Girls Gone Wild and getting special favors at the same time!!!! Wooo HOOOOO
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      11-12-2007, 08:16 PM   #10
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How about to watch it?
Exactly! Furthermore, who doesn't use their home TV for background noise? I know I'd rather listen to some of my favorite shows than most radio stations. Bring on the TV tuner mod in the U.S.
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      11-13-2007, 04:30 AM   #11
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Exactly! Furthermore, who doesn't use their home TV for background noise? I know I'd rather listen to some of my favorite shows than most radio stations. Bring on the TV tuner mod in the U.S.
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How about to watch it?
total crap its a sports car not a TV room - drive the car and enjoy what it was built for.
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      11-13-2007, 07:47 AM   #12
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total crap its a sports car not a TV room - drive the car and enjoy what it was built for.
Hey My wifes e90 has it..and man when she's in the Bank or shopping or I have to pick my kids up from Kung-fu class....it's awsome don't miss my shows and can watch my sports...so don't knock it till ya have it....
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      11-13-2007, 10:47 AM   #13
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Hey My wifes e90 has it..and man when she's in the Bank or shopping or I have to pick my kids up from Kung-fu class....it's awsome don't miss my shows and can watch my sports...so don't knock it till ya have it....
just dont see the point. Everything is repeated nowadays so you never miss anything and i can think of at least 42 better things to do off the top of my head than sit in a car a watch TV. I assume the one in the M3 is the same as all other BMW's in that it switches off once you go over 5mph?
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      11-13-2007, 11:02 AM   #14
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No one likes or wants to wait, but it still happens. Gridlock, waiting to pick someone up, show up too early for something. You could even turn on a news channel to help with traffic or something. The benefit of the TV in your car would be to make these unpleasant times more enjoyable.
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I cant miss those re runs of A.L.F. and americas next top model!!!!!!!!!
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No one likes or wants to wait, but it still happens. Gridlock, waiting to pick someone up, show up too early for something. You could even turn on a news channel to help with traffic or something. The benefit of the TV in your car would be to make these unpleasant times more enjoyable.
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He obviously doesn't think outside the box. I spend enough time in my car to warrant such a feature.
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      11-14-2007, 04:32 AM   #17
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I pity anyone that is this addicted to television...
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      11-14-2007, 01:36 PM   #18
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I pity anyone that is this addicted to television...
I would hazzard a guess Ray that you wont be ordering this option with your new '08 M3
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I would hazzard a guess Ray that you wont be ordering this option with your new '08 M3


Nope! More power to him!
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[quote=apw2607;1683377]I would hazzard a guess Ray that you wont be ordering this option with your new '08 M3 [/QUOTE

yep you guessed right
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      11-28-2007, 03:12 PM   #22
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This has nothing to do with TV addiction. It's all about convenience. Either you like it or you don't.

I would love to have it come as an option on the US-spec M3 but I highly doubt it. My wife's van has a Built in DVD player in the rear for the kids. When the parking brake is on the nav screen up front also displays the DVD. When I am waiting to pic someone up it gives you something to do kill the time. I think the OTA would be even better as you could check live weather ad traffic reports etc.
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