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Bobak
06-03-2005, 08:52 PM
Does anyone know how to install hardware/software to get the TV/DVD to work on the front screen. At least, where to buy the stuff. I know a guy (i found the article on google) that has put a TV tuner (and i think DVD player too) in his 3 series touring to have the possibility to watch tv, dvd in his car.....just like in europe. Anyone have any info? thanks.

jaydoc1
06-03-2005, 09:56 PM
No, but what a great idea! Watching t.v. while you're driving. :confused:

Bobak
06-04-2005, 08:29 AM
Here is the site:

http://www.tmk.com/bmw/index.shtml

That's what the guy created with his bimmer. BTW, I was on X3 world last night, and saw this:

http://x3world.com/articles.php?action=viewarticle&artid=31

The picture is from the first website....TV on nav. I know that's an available option in europe, but not in NA. anyone know if it's illegal to install it?

Ågent99
06-06-2005, 04:23 PM
There is plenty of stuff for the E39 but I'm not sure yet about the E60. Probably a lot of the firms that handle the E39 will soon if not already being doing the E60.

Do a search here or on the E39 board for "nav tv" and you'll hit a lot of stuff.

lfestylez
08-03-2005, 11:54 AM
Does anyone know how to install hardware/software to get the TV/DVD to work on the front screen. At least, where to buy the stuff. I know a guy (i found the article on google) that has put a TV tuner (and i think DVD player too) in his 3 series touring to have the possibility to watch tv, dvd in his car.....just like in europe. Anyone have any info? thanks.

I’ve emailed www.TVandNav2Go.com but they never answered me. Anyway, from my understanding if you go with a tvandnav2go setup, it will basically be a “video 1, video 2” option, meaning it won’t be integrated with iDrive controls. You will only be able to use remote control to interact with the tv/nav.

Currently i haven’t heard anything about a aftermarket tv/nav option for e60. the iDrive setup uses fiber optic and it’s entirely different from any non-e60 models, so don’t even try to ‘plug and play’ a e39 setup.

There’s however an ipod adaptor which is integrated with iDrive according to a local shop (kinda like pimp my ride shop) referred by my bmw dealership – benchmark motoring. My dealer mentioned that it’s probable that bmw will offer this option by EOY.

Let me know if you find out more about this. I don’t have nav, and am def. interested in having a tv, dvd, nav setup…Good luck!

peterparker
08-04-2005, 12:43 AM
Try Al & Ed's Autosound in West Hollywood, CA...310.854.5454...I recently discussed doing this with my new 5-series wagon...they also mentioned they could put a camera in the back so I can see what is behind me when I put it in reverse!

gmanDC
08-09-2005, 12:56 PM
to ask a more basic question, the "DVD" selection that appears in the i-Drive and is inactive... what's that all about. It would be nice if you can watch a DVD, (for the passengers of course)

or may be it would function only when the car is in Park

is either achievable?

LmtdSlip
08-09-2005, 01:32 PM
I know that's an available option in europe, but not in NA. anyone know if it's illegal to install it?

Illegal in FL.

Chnsky545i
11-27-2005, 07:38 PM
http://www.tvandnav2go.com/bmw-tv-navigation.html

See option 4) for the E60, 61, 63, 64


BMW/MINI vehicles have several different types of screens in their cars, but they all share the same navigation computer. We provide 4 types of interface choices for all your BMW/Mini needs.


1) Your first choice and least expensive choice is our universal mod. This involves cutting 3 wires at the navigation unit or behind the LCD screen. ***Not for the 2004-up BMW 5 (E60) and 6 series (E63, E64) these units are plug and play ONLY***


2) Your 2nd choice and a little more expensive is to use our factory OEM BMW/Mini connectors, which makes the unit 100% plug and play. Plug and play solutions are available for all BMW/Mini vehicles, part number BMW-1, EXCEPT for BMW 5,6 and 7 series see below.


3) For your 2004-up BMW 7 series you can use our universal module (cut 3 wires) or our plug and play unit part number BMW-7.


4) The 2004-up BMW 5 (E60) and 6 series(E63, E64) come in plug and play only and use a new digital RGB unit. The BMW 5 and 6 series part number is BMW56.


You will need an additional DVD player, back-up camera or PS2/XBOX to display your video on your screen. Sound is processed thru wired or wireless fm modulator. Auxiliary sound input interface may also be available depending on the make and model of your car.

wnrussell
11-19-2011, 12:12 PM
1. Before you begin, enable DVD in motion to prevent video lockout with car in motion.
http://dvdinmotion.com/how-it-works

2. Install Slingbox Pro on your cable box at home. This will enable cable TV to your smartphone.

http://www.russellstone.com/hofo/device0.png

3. Install this Video/camera interface for 2009 and up BMW Vehicles with Gen 3 (CIC) iDrive controls. Compatible with 2009 and up BMW 3 series (E90) and 7 series (F01 / F02), the 2010 and up 5 series (F10), most 2010 and up X5/X6 vehicles and the 2011 X3.
http://www.russellstone.com/hofo/navtv.jpg
http://navtv.com/product/90/bmw09.html

4. See this on your phone...

http://www.russellstone.com/hofo/xoom2.png

5. Connect a video cable (requires a phone with HDMI out) I use Droid Bionic by Verizon...

And see this on your I-Drive Control Panel

http://www.russellstone.com/hofo/xoom3.png
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http://forums.5series.net/topic/118436-900-tv-channels-on-i-drive/

nam11b
11-19-2011, 05:47 PM
Check out modmynav.com. I used there instructions and setup to install front and rear cameras and I have an extra input that I could use for iPad, DVD, etc.