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August 26, 2011, 02:48:42 PM
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Chingha

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Manfred, you have a PM

August 15, 2012, 08:48:32 AM
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Does anybody know if the units sold by the stop shop has been updated and if it would fit a forester '09

August 15, 2012, 02:23:56 PM
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Hi Steve

What did you think of the SATNAV DVD on the XV you tested?

August 17, 2012, 02:56:41 PM
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Quote from: ProSport;542
DVD/MP4/DivX/AVI/DVD/VCD/MP3/CD/RW/JPEG
Built-In TV Tuner
 
This thing looks great, but in my humble opinion a TV/DVD on the front console is looking for trouble.
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August 17, 2012, 03:03:19 PM
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Quote from: Wikus;6148
This thing looks great, but in my humble opinion a TV/DVD on the front console is looking for trouble.


By law the DVD/TV is suppose to be handbrake disabled.
So it will only work on park or when your handbrake is up.

But love the idea on the TV.

Did you guys see this concept??
The screen is on the steering wheel, it has SatNav/internet/voice recognition/TV DVD, the works. There was mention that the production model may come out like this but that's not confirmed yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijgkVot4Nz0&feature=related

August 20, 2012, 09:13:47 AM
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Does any Double DIN unit not fit the SG models???


I was thinking of buying a bluetooth JVC unit:
http://www.jvc.co.nz/KW-R700BT.html
Can be sourced for about R2k in SA at http://www.answholesalers.co.za/
Currently out of stock though.
This unit has usb, line in and bluetooth compatibility. Don't think it has RDS, but has the option to name the stations- i.e. instead of displaying "92.7" you can set it to display "Talk 702"-which is fine with me.
I've learnt some hard lessons from buying no-name brand stuff. I'd rather stick to some reliable brands.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 10:03:32 AM by F »
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August 20, 2012, 04:26:30 PM
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The link to the aux in: (for SG X units)
http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulletin/f77/howto-add-aux-2002-2006-forester-others-stock-cd-radio-without-kit-78550/


Steve: shouldn't all double din head units fit? Surely they are all the same size?

Also found this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=TB_csVyhBAU
« Last Edit: August 21, 2012, 10:02:57 AM by F »
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September 04, 2012, 12:22:57 PM
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So my HU packed up and out of warranty, I got hold of a Pioneer AVH-8450BT.
 
It has everything and more, you can even use the screen on the HU to work through the apps (SAtNAV etc) on you're I-Phone.
Dual zone so the kids can watch DVD and you can still listen to radio in front. Rear screens optional.
 
 @ 7.5k it does not come cheap and without Steering controls,
 thats another 1.5k, but a huge improvement.
 
The opening in the '09 is wider than most and even the adapter that comes with the radio is not wide enough to cover the opening.
Most double-din will fit the height,but not the width.

July 17, 2013, 12:06:58 AM
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I was thinking of upgrading my system to a double DIN unit with GPS.......
 
Problem with the SG model, is that the radio... sits rather low in the dashboard, so you'll have to take your eyes off the bush/riverbed/track/.....and in extreme cases, the road, to look at the GPS.
 
I know some Jap models have it in the console on top of the dash, where you can see it without actually looking at it. I saw this on one or two Foresters in Kenya a while ago. (no I didn't drive there, I went by air)
(That place is overflowing with Fozzies, and all the other Subarus too.)
 
I have a tablet pc, with built in GPS... (Ex Hypermarket, about 2 years ago), that I made fit (temp) into the dashtop console. GPS was not great, but ok, for City driving. Nice 7" touch display. Problems with this unit are, it runs on Windows XP Home, so it's slow, and the touch screen is always out of calibration. It also has an actual hard drive, so that won't last too long offroad.
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July 17, 2013, 01:36:30 PM
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Quote from: berndp;13041
I know some Jap models have it in the console on top of the dash, where you can see it without actually looking at it.


You can get the gauge pod from Subaru genuine parts:

http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_69&products_id=856

Fits perfectly.  I integrated a Tom Tom GPS into that, but you can pretty much fit anything in there.
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