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Hello all,

First time asking for help here so be nice ;)

I have a RRS 06 it has the 6disc autochanger and Harmon Kardon speakers, I dont think it is the Logic 7 version though!

I wanted to replace the head unit with an after market double din touch screen model, I have been told this is not possible due to the fibre optic set up the range rover uses, it has a seperate touch creen for the Sat Nav and transmission info, it is hear that I am told the problem lies.

I myself cant see why it would be hard to change, the existing unit only does audio and phone functions, I am happy with the sound from it but in terms of having AUX connections like Ipods etc, having cables around the car and mouting an Ipod etc is messy, a new touch screen head unit could have a direct interface with the Ipod allowing me to safely conceal it at all times.

Please help, I am very keen on getting this done as I am sure it is possible.


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there's a reference to a thread on this board that shows pics to a thread on the rrsport.co.uk board (i think). in that thread, a guy upgraded his headunit. because it's so tightly integrated with car, rather than replace the stock unit outright, he left it in and bypassed everything nav/stereo related to the aftermarket unit.
 

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Hi,

Thanks for the reply, yes I did find that yesterdays are some searching, it looks like a good solution.

There is a product on the market call Nat TV. it says it uses the existing screen on the RRS for aux interface etc, has anyone ever used it, I cant find any reviemw or conformation of what it exactly does!

http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/product/products_id/10352.html


The company does not open until tomorrow but it would be hand to get a second opinion.

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There is a lot of info on Nav-TV on this forum as well, they have different modules available for sale. I have the one that allows DVD playback from the RSE on the front monitor (including when the car is in motion), but you can also purchase a module that allows iPod control via the touchscreen. Their solutions are expensive, though.
 

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Thanks for the info,

I spke to a guy today who told me it can be used for display purposes but you still need to do all the control via the Ipod, that kinda seem likes a waste of time to me!
 

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Not the one I saw. It's an Alpine / Nav-TV solution that allows iPod control via touchscreen (the number keypad under the "simulated" TV input works as replacement for the scroll wheel.) Here is a quick demo video:

[youtube:10aa2m23]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSpHdDmJSXE[/youtube:10aa2m23]
 

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nice one mate,

Thanks for the demo, looks like it can be done, but if that interface costs about £600.00 + install I guess I have offset it against moving the head unit, least then I could have a responsive system, that one looks a little laggy!

Is it just the fiberoptic link and power that needs to be extended, I take it the speaker looms etc would stay in place for the replacment head unit?
 

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The reason I ask is the more info I have about it the least likely I am to get ripped off by the installer! They all do the deep breath responce everytime I mention the process! :(
 

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Re: Head Unit Upgrade RRS, Done!!!!

I did my upgrade and installed an Alpine IVA-W505 with aftermarket speakers and amps.
I sacrificed the Top screen since I didnt want to install my stock radio in the trunk. Navigation doesnt work in Dominican republic and honestly anyother info I dont use.
This means no more OEM bluetooth or time display in my dash. I plan to add another screen to replace the OEM one.
Still want to keep the top screen? route your stock radio the rear of the car.
There is double din plate available for replacing and having a clean install !
MAIN THING:
You want to change the radio only or keep the radio if you can add amplifiers and speakers thru the stock radio?
Let me know, I went thru this process and finally took everything out!
I will gladly help out friend.
Thanks
JJB
 

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I went to the Nav TV solution in the end, I was not preparted to spend ££££ in relocating the head unit and I didnt want to lose the the touch monitor!

I looked for ages for ways around it, but Nav TV seemed to be the best way, it works ok, the only thing that annoys me is the remote, it can be wired to use the touch feature, but it is very slow and laggy plus the half the screen gets used for the numeric numbering making the audio section very small.

Its not ideal, but its the best way I feel.

I have heard that range rovber has released a new I pod adapter that works through the streering wheel controls, but you get no visuals of your tracks etc, the ipod mounts in the glove compartment, but I dont see what good it is if you can see any menu?

They need to sort their act out tbh, I was in my friends M5 yesterday, the Ipod interface kit for that is awesome, puts Land Rover to shame.
 

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Any chance the head units and center console in the 06-09 can be upgraded to the '10 version.

West Coast Customs question may be ? :)
 
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