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      06-03-2009, 05:20 AM   #1
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Info on E90 iDrive and TV ... confused !

I have searched and searched and not come up with any conclusion as to how to get TV working.

Do I need a seperate module? or is it ready built in the car and just need some software to unlock it ?

If a seperate module is required then where can i get one from ? prices , part numbers etc.

Probably gonna get flamed for repost .. but the search engine on these forums is pants.

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      06-03-2009, 11:14 AM   #2
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I too was looking at this and I managed to get a BMW retrofit part number and price for my Prof Sat Nav.
BMW Part: 65500416737
Price: 808.

That price has put me off a little..
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I too was looking at this and I managed to get a BMW retrofit part number and price for my Prof Sat Nav.
BMW Part: 65500416737
Price: 808.

That price has put me off a little..
wounded !!

ouch and double ouch...
do you have any more information .. pics . .links or anything like that ?.. i'd like to get my head around what i would be buying .. i mean robbed of, where it goes... any extra wiring and indeed if it can be retro fitted .. etc etc.

The reason i ask is becuase i looked under the boot flooring and there is a big shiney box which i have told is the GPS unit .. next to that is a big space for another big shiney box .. just wondering if the TV unit would go there
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I don't think it is economic to retro-fit the TV module to a car that hasn't got it as standard - not to mention the coding required by BMW etc afterwards. Quite possibly a right ballache of a job.
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I don't think it is economic to retro-fit the TV module to a car that hasn't got it as standard - not to mention the coding required by BMW etc afterwards. Quite possibly a right ballache of a job.
ballache seems an understatement .. i have found a german verison of the install .. attached hopefully .. not too clear what is actually in the car already and what isnt but seems a whole heap of trouble !
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If it were possible, I would probably retrofit the TV module - but saying that, I've always thought that TV in a car was a bit pointless, not to mention the crap reception etc.
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The LCI iDrive will allow the viewing of DVDs while the emergency/hand brake is engaged. You can listen to the soundtrack if the brake is released.
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I don't have any pics or other information. It was just a phone call to the service dept. at a dealership, and Dr Dave is right about coding...another 350, so over 1158 for TV? I think I will deffo give it a miss
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http://www.navtvman.co.uk/index.html

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This looks good, anyone tried it?
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1000 for TV in your car?? I'll pass - cars are for driving!
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1000 for TV in your car?? I'll pass - cars are for driving!
You can get 50'' HDTV plasmas for that......and a Bluray DVD player thrown in as well

I know which one I'd have
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Hmmmmm not being picky but I'd not give a 1000 50" plasma wall space!

But I know what you meant
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Not quite tv, but this allows you to play ipod videos on the idrive and it also accepts external inputs.

http://www.northerncarkits.com/densi...-soon-84-p.asp
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