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Help with DAB radio please

Discussion in 'Electrics, Vacuum, Ignition and ECU' started by Debbie col, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Debbie col

    Debbie col Guest

    Hi
    I've got a SL55 AMG 2003. I'm thinking about upgrading to DAB radio but am not sure of the best way to do this. My car has got the original radio sat/nav with an added parrot for telephone and iPod connection. I would like to buy something that does all of this in one but don't want it to stick out like a sore thumb and spoil the look of the car. Any help would be appreciated please x
     
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  2. television

    television Always remembered RIP

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    Hello and welcome,, does your car by any chance have a TV installed
     
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    Do you want to get a totally new head unit?

    Alpine and Kenwood both make double DIN headunits that feature SatNav/Telephone/DAB and inputs for reversing cameras. The Alpine one can be upgraded to digital tv too. Both cost from £850 though.

    If you are happy with your existing set-up, then look at AutoDAB, MediaDAB or the Pure Highway 300Di.

    The AutoDAB and MediaDAB units are totally discrete installations, but the downside is that they must be operated with the steering wheel controls. The Pure Highway 300Di has a small control unit, but is far easier to use.

    I have the Pure Highway 300Di in my B160. Would have the Alpine double DIN unit if I could afford it though!
     
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    The new offering from these guys may be suitable. Totally digital and completely integrated with the OEM systems. Give them a call?
     
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    The Alpine EZ DAB is exactly the same hardware as the Pure Highway 300Di. Tip of the day, save yourself £25 by buying the Pure version instead.
     
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    Debbie col

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    Thanks guys

    Hi
    Thanks for the advice. Sorry it's taken so long to respond. I be been working away but the help is appreciated
    Cheers
    Deb
     
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    You will need an interface at £225 if you want to install it and get the best from it
     
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    The Alpine has a multi colour selectable display so can match your existing colour scheme and runs different software than the pure version.
     
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    Blimey, their web site doesn't exactly overwhelm you with detail. basically "Buy it from us ,it's perfect" Due to my background I like to do all the research before I think about buying and these people are no help at all. Until I understand it then the sales patter is just a wall of sound designed to confuse.

    They may be right, but where is the evidence?
     
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    Not for my car yet with the NGT3 there is no easy way in mine other than to buy a 2009 on car where it is standard or a MB retro fit, or do I go for an AMG CL63 or 65, but Lilian would kill me if I went to 62 in 4,4 seconds
     
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    Please give us a call today you can speak to Richard who knows more about DAB and its development that pretty much anyone. 01276 474900
     
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    He knows more about all the goings on than most others ;)
     
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    We are hoping that NTG3 support on the in2digi will come in time.
     
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    I do love the car,,,never got around to the camera yet owing to my home life, maybe one day and all in package :D
     
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    The Alpine unit is the same hardware as the Pure one. The Pure unit also has the ability to have changing colours, it is just not enabled in the software. The parts between the two are also interchangeable. So, if anyone is considering the Alpine device, save £25 by buying the Pure one instead.
     
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    Or come to us and get the Alpine for the same price as the Pure;)
     
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    Why do you call our products a rip off?

    We offer the Alpine at the same price as the Pure. The in2digi product is the only one on the market that does what it does so why do you think its a rip off?
     

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