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      05-05-2012, 02:01 PM   #45
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Lol, I think he's in like 20+ forums.
According to the automated birthday emails back in December ... something like 63.
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Maybe some of us arent interested in paying his prices. the BSW is fine by me and enough improvement over my hi fi system.

I spend my money on going fast in my other cars and travel
His prices??? WTH, That has to be the most ignorant post I've seen this year. For what you paid on the BSW you could have gotten some nice Rainbows.
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According to the automated birthday emails back in December ... something like 63.
haven't seen you at 12v lately...I suppose this is why. way too many to keep up with. You going to SEMA this year?
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haven't seen you at 12v lately...I suppose this is why. way too many to keep up with. You going to SEMA this year?
Ahh, I am still there. All day, every day ! More busy on the FB page though.

Still undecided. Kfest, SEMA and CES are all in the plans. CES is Always a definite, but the others ... never know.
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I'm trying to swing KFest this year. If nothing else, just to see everyone again. CES was a very quick trip for me this year. 48 hour turnaround.
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I know, you came and went before I even knew you were there !
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we had meetings all day Tuesday, went out with Louis and Chris from Autopage that night, after meeting up with Ray, the EM people, and SMD people at the Heart Bar, then meetings all day Wednesday (all while still drunk from the night/morning. we didn't get in until 7am) then caught a flight home at 6pm. It was a quick one.
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What are other options? Trying to figure
out what is available is impossible to a noobie.
I posted for help and got no responses some
time ago.
PM 6spdcoupe and he wil be able to give you all the options available for your car. For the money, one of the best option right now is the Jehnerts 3 way http://www.jehnert.de/produkte-doorb...tem?lang=en_us
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His prices??? WTH, That has to be the most ignorant post I've seen this year. For what you paid on the BSW you could have gotten some nice Rainbows.
Sorry to disappoint you - I only paid $280 for new BSW front mids/tweets & rear sail mids/tweets thru a contact I know.

Nothing like the $400-$600/pr for other speakers - not everyone is interested in putting thousands into a stereo system in a dd car that they are going to trade in in a couple years.

Glad I made you 'Most Ignorant Post of the Year'

As if I care what you think...
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spmd11 -- Thanks for the wonderful review.
I was thinking about buying a dynavin when i saw your review.
I went ahead and bought 6990 and got it installed by a professional. Unit as is, is marvellous. touchscreen is perfect and fasttt..GPS is quick and instantaneous. I installed a rear camera and it is just how it should be. I will try to post some pics from my car.
I have few minor things that needs help from you.

1. As i turn on ignition, my unit gets powered and everytime it pops up Initial Setup screen. this is very frustrating. i need to scroll to the bottom and click on Finish and then the Main menu comes on. Also all the previous settings were lost. This happens everytime. I am sure there should be some setting to avoid this, but i am not able to figure it out. can you please help me??

2. The unit takes about 20 sec to boot up and main menu to load.
Until the unit turns on completely,i cannot use my rear camera. After the unit completely turned on, then when i put the car in reverse, rear camera view comes up. So everytime i need to wait for about 20 sec after i turn on ignition to actually start driving.(or to take my car out of parking). This is kind of annoying. But i assume that i have to live with it.

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Guys.. I purchased the Dynavin for my 2011 e90 several months ago, and thankfully was able to return it. I have never been so dissatisfied with a purchase.

Recently, I installed the brand new to market, Kenwood DNX6990HD. This is a a truly awesome product. I have tested every aspect of this unit for about six weeks now.. before posting my evaluation.. so this is not a first glance. The depth of the features of this system has exceeded all of my expectations and there are many neat surprises of ergonomics and engineering details. These Kenwood guys are serious about what they build. I had no idea... I wouldn't be surprised if Kenwood is a supplier of media/nav units for auto manufacturers.

A better comparison, actually, is this system vs. the BMW iDrive Nav/Media. My 3 other BMWs have iDrive. The media interface and the Navigation features and routing abilities of the Kenwood are superior to the BMW system.. the iDrive is only slightly better execution and ergonomics vs the touchscreen. This touchscreen design, execution and sensitivity is so good, that you can argue that it is at least as good as the iDrive concept.. but you can't say that the iDrive concept is significantly better.. some auto manufacturers have gone touchscreen. As a pilot, I do prefer the iDrive in most situations because I can keep my eyes on the road.. but the Kenwood touchscreen is a quicker input for many menus and selections.. and in some cases far quicker.

I would say the only downside in this comparison is that the Kenwood sits lower than I would like so one has to look down somewhat compared to the iDrive screen which is closer to the windshield. But as an aftermarket unit, this thing is simply stellar.

Kenwood vs Dyanvin comparison is ridiculous.. especially when you compare price, because they retail for about the same. The Dynavin is an amateur attempt at best, and a total ripoff at worst, depending upon how you want to look at it.


I HAVE INCLUDED 2 PDF MANUALS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST for your reference

1. Actual product support from a legit and well established company... like for instance, a 84 page full color PDF operator's manual, one of the best manuals I've seen for any product. Also, real and professional support for the installers.

1a. Touchscreen has perfect sensitivity and works flawlessly with your finger.. no stencil required, LOL! (Dynavin)

2. I don't know what kind of processor runs this thing, but it is seriously fast... every page and every selection, from nav to audio to settings, you name it, is instantaneous fast... superior to iDrive in this respect

2a. LCD screen resolution is excellent and blows away the Dynavin

3. Ease of use is vastly superior to Dynavin and very well engineered. The integration of Garmin into the rest of the media is well thought out and professionally developed. No doubt the Garmin engineers sat down with the Kenwood engineers... seamless integration of media and navigation and both cross over in different menus and pages

3a. DVD movie play while in motion.. incredibly crisp screen resolution for movies.

3b. Screen can be split, like in BMW iDrive, so you can have a movie playing on one half and navigation on the other, etc...

4. Everything works!! Flawlessly, from Satellite radio, to Pandora, HD radio to bluetooth, steering wheel controls.

5. GPS signal is full strength and immediately ready the moment the car is started.

6. Garmin Nav system is fabulous, and is superior to the factory BMW system in many ways

7. Bluetooth works at least as good as BMW bluetooth and I think perhaps better

8. Bottom hard key is a screen brightness key, and brightness and contrast can be modified on any page. Screen brightness far exceeds the garbage that the Dynavin puts out. Note two of the pictures in this post, the sun is shining through the sunroof onto the Kenwood screen.. you can see some slight glare on the right side of the screen

9. Bottom line, this is a fine piece of work, no question... I would put it up with other quality companies like BMW, in design and execution.. in direct comparison, the Dynavin is a complete joke as to be laughable, which is a complete amateur product and probably made in a chinese garage in Shenzhen.

10. I also got an Alpine backup camera, which the DNX supports... cool option

11. I feel really bad for anyone with a Dynavin. I highly recommend the 6990HD or 9990HD, and in many ways the total product exceeds the BMW iDrive/Navigation integration. The most exciting thing, is that everything works!!!!! And works really well! Sort of like switching form windows pc to Apple, although that is a ridiculous analogy given how bad the Dynavin really is....
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spmd11 -- Thanks for the wonderful review.
I was thinking about buying a dynavin when i saw your review.
I went ahead and bought 6990 and got it installed by a professional. Unit as is, is marvellous. touchscreen is perfect and fasttt..GPS is quick and instantaneous. I installed a rear camera and it is just how it should be. I will try to post some pics from my car.
I have few minor things that needs help from you.

1. As i turn on ignition, my unit gets powered and everytime it pops up Initial Setup screen. this is very frustrating. i need to scroll to the bottom and click on Finish and then the Main menu comes on. Also all the previous settings were lost. This happens everytime. I am sure there should be some setting to avoid this, but i am not able to figure it out. can you please help me??

2. The unit takes about 20 sec to boot up and main menu to load.
Until the unit turns on completely,i cannot use my rear camera. After the unit completely turned on, then when i put the car in reverse, rear camera view comes up. So everytime i need to wait for about 20 sec after i turn on ignition to actually start driving.(or to take my car out of parking). This is kind of annoying. But i assume that i have to live with it.
1. Your Kenwood is powered by the wrong
fuse. Your installer needs to find the correct
fuse that will not let yOur Kenwood go to
sleep when the power is off the car

2. This is not true for me. I don't need the
Kenwood to load before I get rear view camera.
My camera is ready instantly while Kenwood
is loading. I'll check with my installer in
how they did this and I'll check on
the fuse for you.
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I became greedy and got myself into a soup.
I saw that some new firmware update is available for DNX6990HD, so i downloaded it and tried to update my unit.
The update failed in the middle(not sure why). And now the unit is stuck at same point. It powers up with the update screen and asks me to insert USB for continuing update. If i insert the the USB, the update still fails.
So its stuck at that point permanently. I could not recover it. There is no going back or forth. What can i do now? unit has become completely uselss.
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I MAY be able to help, but it won't be free. I'll have to send it out. Message me, and I'll see what I can do.
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This unit looks awesome. I've been looking at the dynavin, but had my doubts about a few things especially the price tag. It's a lot of money to spend on not a very well known brand. The kenwood on the other hand does look like the real deal.
Another good thing is if I go to this I now have done lovely RCA outputs and a flat EQ
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Could we see more pics of the unit installed with more lighting? Just want to see how much flush, thanks. Got a video of you playing with it too and sound?
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i will get the pics from my car and upload today
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Here are the pics from my car.
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Whoever made that dash kit for you did a decent job for you. The top left corner sticks out just a tad, but, other than that, the fitment, and shape, look very good.
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Why did you put it below the climate controls? That seems like an awkward place for the unit.
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I think it flows better there. The dash narrows from top to bottom, and the edges of the controls are wider than the DNX, so it flows better. Opening the unit shouldn't be an issue, it looks as though there is plenty of room, even with the selector in Park.

That looks like someone who has pride in their work did it.
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I think it flows better there. The dash narrows from top to bottom, and the edges of the controls are wider than the DNX, so it flows better. Opening the unit shouldn't be an issue, it looks as though there is plenty of room, even with the selector in Park.

That looks like someone who has pride in their work did it.
You don't need to open a 6990 Jay.
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what the hell was I thinking. Even more reason to put it on the bottom.
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