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Topic # 151797 5-Sep-2014 15:07
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Now available from several traders on Trademe for $250-$450.

Anyone installed one of these?

Bit of a gamble I suppose, but I would like the in-built GPS and reversing camera facility. Have seen a 170 deg camera on an Audi and it was fantastic being able to see sideways when backing out of a car park!



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Reply # 1122596 5-Sep-2014 15:15
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I just installed one in my Toyota.  I got the cheap chinese no name made for toyota corolla ex as then dont have to use spacers as toyota are wider.  30 minutes to remove old one  and install this start to finish.  mounted gps aerial under dash.   dont know how long it will last but it is excellent.  very pleased with it.  And the navigation is very accurate.  Havent got the reverse camera hooked up yet as waiting for the camera to arrive.  Getting aftermarket camera that mounts in original Toyota mounting so it wont look aftermarket.
The dvd works well and radio sounds great.




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  Reply # 1122662 5-Sep-2014 16:43
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Have a look at oemaudio.co.nz

Not quite $390 though.




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  Reply # 1122943 6-Sep-2014 09:37
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Thanks guys. Didn't see any prices, David, but perhaps that is just as well!! Product looks good, though.

Gilco, one of the things that can be a bugbear for camera operation is the startup time of the display. You don't want to wait 3 min for the unit to boot up and start displaying the camera image. You haven't got a camera yet but could you comment on my concerns using your experience with your unit?

Also, hope you are getting a 170 deg camera!

Cheers.

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  Reply # 1122949 6-Sep-2014 09:56
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I think autogravity.co.nz have them. I know for a BMW/Audi it's about $900-$1500, mercedes about $2500. Not sure Japanese cars. I would expect cheaper.




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  Reply # 1122963 6-Sep-2014 10:28
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linw: Thanks guys. Didn't see any prices, David, but perhaps that is just as well!! Product looks good, though.

Gilco, one of the things that can be a bugbear for camera operation is the startup time of the display. You don't want to wait 3 min for the unit to boot up and start displaying the camera image. You haven't got a camera yet but could you comment on my concerns using your experience with your unit?

Also, hope you are getting a 170 deg camera!

Cheers.
the one I have takes around a minute starting up.  Cant see it will be too much problem and yes it is 170 degree.




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  Reply # 1122979 6-Sep-2014 11:09
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The startup was a huge issue when a friend installed an aftermarket one in their car.

I dont see why the camera input would need the whole system running, but it did. Didnt switch over till it was all started up and ready to go. IMO any startup delay on car entertainment products is unacceptable and all the chinese ones seem to put windows CE or android in them, which takes _forever_ to get going.




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  Reply # 1123009 6-Sep-2014 11:43
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davidcole: I think autogravity.co.nz have them. I know for a BMW/Audi it's about $900-$1500, mercedes about $2500. Not sure Japanese cars. I would expect cheaper.

Gulp!!



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  Reply # 1123014 6-Sep-2014 11:49
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richms: The startup was a huge issue when a friend installed an aftermarket one in their car.

I dont see why the camera input would need the whole system running, but it did. Didnt switch over till it was all started up and ready to go. IMO any startup delay on car entertainment products is unacceptable and all the chinese ones seem to put windows CE or android in them, which takes _forever_ to get going.


Yes, agree entirely. It's a killer, really. Had the same problem when I tried a camera into a GPS unit. When you jump into the car to back out of somewhere you seriously don't want to wait for a slow boot process.

Are there any solutions around under $500??? Can't see there can be, though.

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Gilco2: I just installed one in my Toyota.  I got the cheap chinese no name made for toyota corolla ex as then dont have to use spacers as toyota are wider.  30 minutes to remove old one  and install this start to finish.  mounted gps aerial under dash.   dont know how long it will last but it is excellent.  very pleased with it.  And the navigation is very accurate.  Havent got the reverse camera hooked up yet as waiting for the camera to arrive.  Getting aftermarket camera that mounts in original Toyota mounting so it wont look aftermarket.
The dvd works well and radio sounds great.


Would you have a picture/link by any chance?

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Gilco2: I just installed one in my Toyota.  I got the cheap chinese no name made for toyota corolla ex as then dont have to use spacers as toyota are wider.  30 minutes to remove old one  and install this start to finish.  mounted gps aerial under dash.   dont know how long it will last but it is excellent.  very pleased with it.  And the navigation is very accurate.  Havent got the reverse camera hooked up yet as waiting for the camera to arrive.  Getting aftermarket camera that mounts in original Toyota mounting so it wont look aftermarket.
The dvd works well and radio sounds great.


Would you have a picture/link by any chance?
I am a bit thick for here and have trouble trying to link or put pictures on.  On Trademe look for Toyota Corolla EX stereo.  The camera is from ebay. Toyota Corolla reverse camera.  They also show it with the boot lid up and camera installed




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  Reply # 1123088 6-Sep-2014 13:18
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Just thinking, the only way of having an instant-on setup is to keep power on the unit and have it go into sleep mode when the car is parked. Wonder what the battery drain is when in sleep mode?

Any more ideas??

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linw: Just thinking, the only way of having an instant-on setup is to keep power on the unit and have it go into sleep mode when the car is parked. Wonder what the battery drain is when in sleep mode?

Any more ideas??
guess that would be possible but yeah could be too much drain on battery.   But for me the start up delay is not enough to worry me.




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  Reply # 1123169 6-Sep-2014 15:43
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Looks like a nice unit. How many secs does it take to get a rear view image?

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