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Master Geek
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Topic # 215064 10-Jun-2017 19:51
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Hey all,

 

Anyone have any experiences with the any of the below car stereo headunits?  I'm looking at a fairly basic car stereo to replace the stock unit in my 2009 Toyota Corolla. I'm after an Aux input, FM radio, and Bluetooth. The below all look like they're possible candidates:

 

http://www.qualitycaraudio.co.nz/kenwood-dpx-5000bt-bluetooth-cd-usb-aux-nz-tuners-3x-pre-outs-with-easy-layby-7725

 

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/Product/JVC-Double-Din-Smartphone-CD-Player-with-Bluetooth-KW-R920BT/404418?menuFrom=1021692

 

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/Product/Pioneer-Double-DIN-Smartphone-CD-Player-with-Bluetooth-FHX785BT/405467?menuFrom=1021692

 

https://www.hyperdrive.co.nz/product/car-stereos/128/wxgt90bt-head-unit/187619/detail

 

 

 

 


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Uber Geek
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  Reply # 1797872 11-Jun-2017 00:46
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I've had the single din version of the JVC was a good head unit but now I've got this 

 

 

 

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/p/american-hi-fi-car-stereo-double-din-bluetooth-ahf930-4-x-50w/R1962455.html#start=1





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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1798186 11-Jun-2017 20:59
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I'm going to buy a Joying Android Double Din radio from eBay.

Pros:
+ half the price of a Kenwood / Pioneer.

+ you can install most Android software

+ with an Elm347 OBD2 (about $20), and Torque (free) you can see most gauges and sensor info

Cons:

- It might take 6 weeks to arrive

- it appears to have problems in hot regions, like those living in Texas, because of improper cooling, but shouldn't be a problem in NZ.

- possibility of a dud higher, with little recourse.

 
 
 
 


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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1798199 11-Jun-2017 21:30
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We had a late model single din Jvc I put into a double din slot earlier this year (with a parcel tray to fill the gap).
Nice and easy to use with a tonne of features, far better than some of their earlier attempts. Under $200 as well.
Guess I'm trying to say my recent experience with a cheap jvc with all the features you want was good :-)

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 1798201 11-Jun-2017 21:33
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@kingdragonfly - pay the pittance (it's less than $10 iirc) for the full version of Torque. It's well worth it and unlocks many more functions, as well as improving the chances of connecting with whichever obdII connector you go with. I have two connectors from www.stahlcar.co.nz, one in each vehicle and they work really well. Little bit more than $20, but when one died, a quick email (nearly a year later) and they sent me a new one, no questions asked. My phone has two profiles set up in torque, select the vehicle I'm getting in to and it loads all the relevant specs - excellent little app.

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 1798217 11-Jun-2017 22:29
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I just oredered a $120 unit from AliX. Android 6. I will update when/if it arrives.


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