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      01-16-2010, 05:07 PM   #1
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Any interest for back-up camera and multimedia interface kit?

It sounds like one or both of the vendors might be willing to fly up to Seattle to do some installs for their back-up camera and multimedia interface kits.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=330640 (dobas)
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=324134 (MentholGuy)

As long we we cover the airfare and hotel, the installation should remain free.

I figure splitting the cost of airfare and hotel between several of us will be cheaper than having them installed individually by Car Toys or Benchmark. Plus, these two are much more familiar with the install and will undoubtedly take better care of our cars when working on them.

Is anyone up for it? I am told they can do about 3 installs a day and it would be best to have two days lined up. I'd be willing to use my garage for the installs if nobody else has one to offer. I can't imagine the cost of airfare and hotel would be more than $100 extra which is not bad for a 3 hour+ install.

So basically we're looking at around $600 total for the kit and backup camera installed.

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      01-16-2010, 05:23 PM   #2
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Check with my buddy Jack Hui, he might wants to join too
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I'm totally interested. Looks like the MentholGuy kit is more nifty and OEM looking than Alek's, but I can do either one. Let me know.
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Im interested in depending on the total cost of it installed.
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Im interested in depending on the total cost of it installed.
The cost of install is FREE, we are splitting up the cost of airfare and hotel for one of them to come up to Seattle for the install.
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The cost of install is FREE, we are splitting up the cost of airfare and hotel for one of them to come up to Seattle for the install.
yeah but whats the cost of the product? i imagine were getting some type of deal on this since we're paying for his hotel and airfare?
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yeah but whats the cost of the product? i imagine were getting some type of deal on this since we're paying for his hotel and airfare?
The cost of the kit is 485 for 1st Gen iDrive and 495 for 2nd Gen iDrive, we can try and see if we can get a group discount if we can get 7-8 people to join in for the GB
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i guess thats not too bad. but a tvandnav2go runs about 250, and a back up camera is only 50 bucks of less. does this do anything special that tvandnav2go doesnt?
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No, it's basically the same interface that turns on the camera when you are on reverse, and also allows you to watch video with a different source input. You are really paying the extra to have the OEM integrated looking camera and not having to modify any part of your car.
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Exactly. I don't know much about the tvandnav2go setup but I know the kit we're discussing is plug-and-play.

I'm going to modify the first post to reflect a GB sign-up list.
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well ive looked it over and i was only looking for media access, and since this doesnt have iphone 3.0 support, im out.
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Well if I don't end up selling the M3 then you can put me down for this.
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Sounds good.

I just created a new thread on the e90 forums: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...74#post6566974

[edit] Ah, it looks like you beat me to it, Kev.
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      01-21-2010, 02:48 AM   #14
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Hello Guys,

Let me join this thread to boost it up

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I'm totally interested. Looks like the MentholGuy kit is more nifty and OEM looking than Alek's, but I can do either one. Let me know.
Not only the camera, our module will allow you to switch screen from stock to AV inputs by press and hold iDrive controller "MENU" button for 2 seconds and/or press and hold "DOWN ARROW" on your steering wheel.

However I don't recommend to use down arrow on your steering wheel, because if you press and hold too long, it will also switch your radio station and/or fast foward CD playing.

Our module keeps 2 way control functions (MENU and/or Down Arrow) on newer models (2009+),
while others only keep one control function - Down Arrow.

Also, there are few minor changes on late 09 and 2010~ models, and we developed new Plug and Play kit which will work on newer models, it means our PnP kit will work with both old and new models which has new type connectors, while other vendor claims their PnP kit won't work with every model.

Did I also mention that every our kit comes with PnP kit, not by customers request?

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well ive looked it over and i was only looking for media access, and since this doesnt have iphone 3.0 support, im out.
You got it wrong, module works with iPod/iPhone firmware ver3.0+,
Only the cable we are selling on our web store doesn't support firmware ver3.0+
Apple blocked 3rd party Composite AV Cable support after they released firmware ver3.0,
So if you have and want to connect iPhone/iPod with firmware ver3.0+ then you can still connect it to module via composite AV cable, but in this case, you need to get an official apple composite AV cable from apple store.

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No, it's basically the same interface that turns on the camera when you are on reverse, and also allows you to watch video with a different source input. You are really paying the extra to have the OEM integrated looking camera and not having to modify any part of your car.
If this is the one you guys are talking, then it's not same interface.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23576

That's the old version which doesn't support split screen,
Our module is the newest one, and you can have split screen with our module

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well in that case im interested again... you should update your website to reflect those details.
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well in that case im interested again... you should update your website to reflect those details.
New website will be updated soon
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Thanks for the update, MentholGuy.

Let's get more people signed up!
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FYI, if you guys ever wanted to install RemoteKEY+ or TVinMOTION module, we can also make these things as Plug and Play
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So is this going to happen anytime soon? I will be moving the M3 down to Arizona March 17...so I am in if it is before then. Otherwise I guess I could just stop by the actual installer in Cali on my way down...
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I want to do the front camera and TV mod on my car too, but not sure if it will work along with the current camera that I have now on my car.
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I want to do the front camera and TV mod on my car too, but not sure if it will work along with the current camera that I have now on my car.
Which camera and module you have installed on your car?
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Which camera and module you have installed on your car?
Hey, I just got off the phone with the original shop where I got the camera installed. He said its called "Navi TV System" and the Camera is "Alpine". They said I can add an Night View Vision if I like even afterward and its capable with Multiple Camera on as well. Thank you~
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