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Topic # 133663 30-Oct-2013 00:13 Send private message

Hi there,

I recently got an imported car, a Nissan Presage that came with what looks like a GPS screen. Upon closer inspection, I found out that the screen is not factory built as its brand is Mitsubishi (there's also a Mitsubishi antenna on the top of the car). I noticed that there are 2 main buttons sitting next to each other, one says "TV", the other "NAV" (and a host of other buttons like volume controls etc).

I played around with it and when I pressed the TV button, it actually picked something up but it was mostly static. Nothing happens if I press the NAV button.

I was told that it is possible to convert both the TV channels and navigation to NZ's TV channels and NZ maps. Is this true? If so, anyone has an idea as to how to go about doing it?

Thanks very much in advance.

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  Reply # 923917 30-Oct-2013 06:42 Send private message

Yeah,nah

Junk it, you *might* be able to do something within the maps,but it would be a long shot

As for TV , with DSO now pretty much done it's likely to be a big no go....

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  Reply # 923920 30-Oct-2013 06:58 Send private message

We had similar in our Wingroad... 3rd party TV/Nav system. Found the Japanese manual for it on a random Russian site....

Anyway : TV - no point. NZ gone digital, no signal to get. (Or wont be very soon). However, you'll probably find the tuner unit has RCA inputs so you could connect up a 3rd party device (such as portable DVD/Playstation etc) but the tuners usually output an NTSC signal, so be aware of that.

The nav system will be an odd one (unless youre really really lucky), in that it dosent actually use satellites for its signal, but a system more like a phones celluar location system. (Cant remember the name of it, but its huge in Japan). So useless here....

A lot of these sort of units appear to run a customized Windows CE install - initially you think "well, Ill just install English CE and go from there..." - interesting to see done with no keyboard access ;)

And also, even though the main unit is probably labelled "DVD", it wont play video DVDs, only data ones (well, ours anyway) - manual had all these VCD/Video logos in it, but when translated, it said "Does not support these formats" :( Was gutted ;)





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  Reply # 923927 30-Oct-2013 07:35 Send private message

It's unlikely that non-Japanese maps exist for this, but you could ask your Nissan dealer. But, even if there are maps it will most likely be cheaper and better to buy any Gamin GPS, mount it in front of the existing screen or in its place and install the free NZOGPS maps on it.

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  Reply # 923951 30-Oct-2013 08:33 Send private message

First thing to do with any Jap import is replace the stereo. 99% of nav systems and stereos are total junk and won't work in NZ. Even adding a band expander is a waste of time these days due to the crowded FM spectrum.






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  Reply # 924183 30-Oct-2013 13:28 Send private message

Cool thanks for the replies guys. I might just replace the stereo.

With the TV, how does it work with in-car TV systems now that we're going digital? I don't know much about these things, if at all.

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  Reply # 924251 30-Oct-2013 15:57 Send private message

coolspidey: 

With the TV, how does it work with in-car TV systems now that we're going digital?


Simple answer is it doesn't.

There are plenty of car stereos around these days with DVB-T support, but a Japanese import isn't going to support this.

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