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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-03-2016, 07:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,216
Posted By astrohip
Don't overestimate MY hearing. A good quality MP3...

Don't overestimate MY hearing. A good quality MP3 is more than sufficient for average car listening, with 60 year old ears.

Also, I have 8,284 MP3s on a 64GB USB stick. Can't do that with WAV.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 02-02-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,216
Posted By astrohip
Thanks. Interesting info, and some good research.

Thanks. Interesting info, and some good research.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-29-2016, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 713
Posted By astrohip
Phones have glass faces, and if dropped, can have...

Phones have glass faces, and if dropped, can have real problems. Key fobs are just a piece of plastic. But if you like a fob, do it!

I've never used the little cup-holder slot for the key, as that...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 01-21-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,081
Posted By astrohip
And that's what I get for not reading the entire...

And that's what I get for not reading the entire thread. I have NBT.

Thanks.
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 01-21-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,081
Posted By astrohip
[/QUOTE] I use USB music almost exclusively,...

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I use USB music almost exclusively, and there are many MP3s that I have not embedded album art, and yet art is displayed. In fact, there are some where I have embedded art, and it's...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 01-21-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By astrohip
Thanks, GREAT info. Time to get started...

Thanks, GREAT info. Time to get started...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 01-20-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By astrohip
Thanks for posting. As another 2016 550 owner,...

Thanks for posting. As another 2016 550 owner, what options did you have coded?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-16-2016, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,471
Posted By astrohip
Some approx numbers from the finance guy where I...

Some approx numbers from the finance guy where I get my BMWs:

10% purchase outright, either cash or outside financing
10% finance with dealer
80% lease

These were rough guesses off the top of...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-09-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By astrohip
A quick search shows this thread from a week ago,...

A quick search shows this thread from a week ago, same issue. It seems some have it, some don't. For continuity's sake, how about posting any new comments in the original thread?
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 01-07-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By astrohip
A quick search shows this thread from a week ago,...

A quick search shows this thread from a week ago, same issue. It seems some have it, some don't. For continuity's sake, how about posting any new comments in the original thread?
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-31-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,173
Posted By astrohip
It is family. And I taught my kids that the...

It is family. And I taught my kids that the proper use of grammar and punctuation helps others understand your message.

I can only speak for myself, but when someone posts a message like yours (no...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-30-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,173
Posted By astrohip
I know what he's talking about, but his "im so...

I know what he's talking about, but his "im so cool i dont need to use punctuation or grammer" makes his posts unreadable.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-29-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By astrohip
That was me, and I reconfirmed it, thinking I...

That was me, and I reconfirmed it, thinking I hadn't paid attention and maybe it didn't open all the way.

But nope, no matter which method I choose, and there are four ways to open the trunk, all...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-23-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,873
Posted By astrohip
I reconfirmed this today. No matter what method I...

I reconfirmed this today. No matter what method I use to open the trunk (and there are four ways to open it), it opens all the way.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-21-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,873
Posted By astrohip
Not for me. 2016 550i. It always opens all the...

Not for me. 2016 550i. It always opens all the way. Foot swipe, in-car button, key fob.

Thee is something amiss on yours.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-18-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,866
Posted By astrohip
That's me. It's just below the roofline, right of...

That's me. It's just below the roofline, right of the mirror. I can't see it from the driver's seat, and don't even think about it.

It's easy, and it works. No biggie...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 12-02-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 788
Posted By astrohip
Nice car, congrats! Just got mine about 2-3 weeks...

Nice car, congrats! Just got mine about 2-3 weeks ago.

I also have a 550, wonder why my wheels are so different than yours?
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-29-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By astrohip
That's me. I alternate between gray & blue. ...

That's me. I alternate between gray & blue.

Thanks for the info on the reflectors, and coding. :thumbup:
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-29-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By astrohip
Congrats! I did the exact same thing, went from a...

Congrats! I did the exact same thing, went from a 2013 to a 2016 (about 2-3 weeks ago). Here's my thread: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=872478 . I did change colors--went from...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-20-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By astrohip
Thanks for posting this. I just picked up my new...

Thanks for posting this. I just picked up my new 550 last week, and I needed a reminder to get it coded.

Where can I find the coding options? I see a 2013 list, but nothing for 2016.

Thx.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-16-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,357
Posted By astrohip
I think 30%, I like a light/medium tint. I'll...

I think 30%, I like a light/medium tint. I'll check the invoice and see. I had ACC on my 2013. Love it. BMW has one of the best CC of any car manuf. Well designed.


You mean like the Space Gray I...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-16-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By astrohip
Ask me in a year or two. Our cars turn into...

Ask me in a year or two. Our cars turn into easy-bake ovens every summer. And I won't be treating any leather.


I didn't even realize I was getting it, until I picked up my car, and there it was....
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-10-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,361
Posted By astrohip
Funny you mention that. After driving a 2013 550i...

Funny you mention that. After driving a 2013 550i for three years, I picked up my 2016 550i yesterday. One notices changes as small as... the cup holder area has been redesigned. Obviously many more,...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-10-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,357
Posted By astrohip
Short on time, forgive the quick & dirty...

Short on time, forgive the quick & dirty pictures. Picked the car up yesterday. Great car! It's everything I loved about my old one, plus more.
...
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 11-06-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,357
Posted By astrohip
Will do!

Will do!
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