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New head unit install

Discussion in 'Audio & Electronics' started by Jeffrey Routman, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. GAIN-MOB

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    What's wrong with having the feature? You do or don't want to view while driving

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    not the point. I don't want bureaucrats controlling my life anytime, anywhere, anyhow. I'm sure not going to reward them by buying their crap.

    feel free to keep your "tin foil" aspersions to yourself. I have heard it before.

    my life, my car, my money.
     
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    I'm trying to understand so I can help u...i don't judge... and i won't be helping or trying to help u again

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    Im in the mood to judge today so I'll step in!

    Essentially all major manufacturers in this category employ some sort of safety interlock for video playback and the like. Some even restrict access to in depth settings like Bluetooth pairing and system configuration while in motion or when parking brake isn't set.

    It was done for safety. On a given day I see at least 10 vehicles who can't even use the most basic feature of their vehicle, a turn signal. The last thing we need is everyone dicking around 5 levels deep in settings, while driving 20mph over the limit, changing crossover settings that they don't understand because they think the passenger rear door speaker needs a few more hz. Imagine how a movie is.

    I know 3 friends who've totalled cars while messing w radio, one almost killed a family. The car he hit, slid across a median into oncoming traffic and stopped just inside the lane leaving barely enough space to avoid it, all because he just couldn't tolerate a song for 2 more seconds and was staring at the low center of the dash rummaging through stations rather than whats ahead. I was in a car with another friend who rear ended someone at a light doing the same thing. I was like WTF man. You would have been stopped in another 100 ft and could have done this then.

    If you ever wonder why you hear me preach about AA and Carplay when people here ask about recommendations this is a main reason why. Its a HUGE safety factor and also gives people a plethora of options for entertainment and unless you can't tie your own shoes they're fairly easy to operate by voice or steering wheel control if your vehicle is so equipped.

    When I used to install "ill give you $50 if you bypass this thing. No one needs to know" was probably the second most common ask outside of what would you recommend. Its a car, not a recliner. You're doing a job, going somewhere without killing someone else in the process, not relaxing watching Hulu with a tub of popcorn. I'd explain this and they're 90% of the time coming back with i don't care ill do what I want. 'Merica! I felt like smacking most of them in the face with a bat...its 'Merica so it would be OK when using their logic.

    I've been in 13 not my fault accidents in my life, 9 of them were due to distracted drivers.

    The one that ended my 12v career due to the back injury i received was due to a basketball coach for a church team who was so inept at where is east and west that he had to play with his phone GPS while driving 45+mph and slammed into my suv so hard I was shoved off the road and onto a golf course.

    If I had it my way people wouldn't be able to physically interact with a radio if you aren't stopped, it would be voice only in motion.

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    I didn't do it for me to be watching while I'm driving...i did it for my passenger

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    Sorry, I didn't check back on this thread until today.

    I got it from Phoenix automotive and was like $800. I wanted to upgrade from my sync1 to a sync3 system but was finding equipment to do it to be like $2600. Nope. I really just wanted to get apply car play so I could do maps and such.

    I ended up with this unit, which is basically a glorified Android tablet that has HVAC controls and a radio built in. I installed it myself and there was pretty much no documentation. What where was was in Chinese, for a different model of headset, and was for a Gen4 expedition when I have a gen3. :D But I did figure it out and really, once I know what goes where, I could now swap it out and back in just 20 minutes. The expedition is actually easier to do than the F150 videos that I saw for a similar unit

    I will say that I gave up on the apple carplay and just use the native Google Maps, Waze, and all the other Android compatible apps that I have installed. I do use YouTube in full video while I'm driving, the trick to doing this safely is to pay attention to the road. Most of the videos I watch now are often just some talking head anyway, so I'm not really distracted to watch the screen aside from changing channels. This fine Chinese unit laughs at the idea of blocking the video while you are driving. It couldn't care less if you crash.

    I do use a Mobile WifI hotspot to provide ISP access to it. The Headunit can also connect to a ODB2 for Torque, or to my VioFO dash cam to view footage.
     

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