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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:19 AM
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Has anyone tried this 2 Din 7" Touchscreen Car DVD Player?

http://www.autocarplaza.com/car-dvd-...h-can-bus.html

It says it's compatible with DSP models. Thanks!
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:44 AM
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Looks like the defunct Hualigan (which I have in my car for the last 2 years and works very good). There were copies of the said unit, which this might be one of them, and the reviews were not great. The price is almost 1/2 of a Dynavin, but would you risk 5 bills in case it doesn't work?

Here's my unit:



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Old 11-27-2012, 08:54 AM
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Very nice Doru! Did your car have DSP? Thanks for your reply.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:55 AM
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Very nice Doru! Did your car have DSP? Thanks for your reply.
No.
To circumvent the DSP, you need a special pigtail. My friend designed it and Dynavin adopted it about 1 1/2 years back. Check on the Dynavin site how's done. You need that pigtail if you r car is DSP equipped.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:13 PM
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[QUOTE=doru;7216609]Looks like the defunct Hualigan (which I have in my car for the last 2 years and works very good). There were copies of the said unit, which this might be one of them, and the reviews were not great. The price is almost 1/2 of a Dynavin, but would you risk 5 bills in case it doesn't work?

You say that you have this unit for 2 years and it works very good. Why do you think that there is a risk in buying one?
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:02 PM
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Looks like the defunct Hualigan (which I have in my car for the last 2 years and works very good). There were copies of the said unit, which this might be one of them, and the reviews were not great. The price is almost 1/2 of a Dynavin, but would you risk 5 bills in case it doesn't work?

You say that you have this unit for 2 years and it works very good. Why do you think that there is a risk in buying one?
Hualigan is not in business anymore. they had very poor customer support. They sold the units only to make a profit. Never listened to issues reported to re-sellers, which were left hanging. Some other Chinese companies copied the unit (or maybe it's the same company?) and re-branded them different, but what transpired was they were sub-par compared with the original Hualigans - which were hit'n miss. Some had the Hualigan working for only a few weeks, some others like me the unit works solid with all the bells & whistles one can think of. A friend of mine has the same unit in a X5 installed about the same time as mine, works flawless as well. In a DSP setup.
All these post-Hualigan units come with no warranty.
Your choice. You're forewarned.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:05 PM
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Doru - Good that your unit has held up pretty well !

njcardave - Have a look around on all the BMW forums and do a seach for 'chinese head units' or 'replacement head unit' - You'll see lots of these sorts of devices with all sorts of unheard of and typically Chinese sounding brand names. Have a read through all of the posts etc, and you'll find that either your unit

1. Arrives working, and crucially, continues to work fully and your happy with it.
2. Arrives 'sort of' working and 'sort of works' but will have annoying quirks with operation and/or user interface. Might longer term stay like that or develop more issues.
3. Arrives 'sort of' working and has a whole set of annoyances. Might longer term stay like that or develop even more annoying issues.
4. Arrives not working.
5. Doesn't arrive.

For the US market, the best choice for any of the Chinese replacement units is the Dynavin one. Please speak to Jeff here in Fresno California who is the US importer and distributor for them;http://jandtdistributing.com/dynavinsolutions/
You have pre sales and after sales backup and support.

Any of the other units you see around are a gamble with points 1-5 above.

Cheers, Dennis!
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:01 PM
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those dynavins are just so god damn expensive. can't justify dumping that kind of cash into a car as old as ours.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:52 PM
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Albo has a new Eonon unit installed recently in his 530i, with good impression so far.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:51 PM
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Yup, love it so far. Excellent sound quality and fit & finish.



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Old 11-27-2012, 06:09 PM
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Yup, love it so far. Excellent sound quality and fit & finish.



Does it have aux?
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:10 PM
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Where does aux and iPod hook in?
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:14 PM
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One micro USB port on the front, two full-size USB ports on the rear snd a dedicated iPod cable. It also has a dedicated microsd card slot as well as a microsd card slot for the GPS data. I've been streaming music/audiobooks through the Bluetooth quite nicely.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:43 PM
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So..... how do you set the car settings without the Radio section ?
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:06 PM
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I haven't used the OBC in years. The only function I need is he fuel tank range and that's not dependent on the MID.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:21 PM
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That's really nice
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