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Old 10-02-2004, 11:36 AM
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DVD/MP3 player suggestions needed

I have an 01 x5 3.0 manual with sunroof. I am looking to install a DVD screen or atleast an MP3 player . What are my options given that I have a sunroof? I have a single disc in dash CD.

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You can install the dual-headrest LCD's (Vizualogic http://www.vizualogic.com) or the OEM overhead DVD entertainment system. If you get the Vizualogic headrest LCD's, you can buy a decent stand-alone DVD player for under $200. The Vizualogic option would cost you around $1,099 (from Crutchfield) where as the OEM option will run about $1,800 (from Pacific BMW or Crevier BMW). The OEM comes with the Alpine DVD player and 6.5" LCD.

If you just want a MP3 player, you could get an Alpine CHA-S630 6-CD changer which will play CD-R's, CD-RW's, CD-ROM, and MP3 files. All you need the the Alpine changer, Soundgate or Blitzsafe adapter, and the I-Bus to M-Bus adapter from Alpine. The changer is controlled by the steering wheel.

Check out the x5world site for a lot more info on these options (www.x5world.com).
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Old 10-03-2004, 08:45 AM
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If you are looking for a MP3 player - I have a dension hard drive based MP3 player. Currently I have 140 gb of musics - roughly 3000 CDs. When I want to update, I pull from the truck and put in my PC - works great. This unit replaces the CD changer (does not matter to me since all my music is ripped to MP3 anyway). It supports playlists, works with DSP, non-DSP and steering wheel controls. They do not support ID tag information via nav, rather their satellite unit - which I mounted in the ashtray (as is the AUX input). When my BT phone ring, it auto mutes the music - calls comes through and when the call is completed - resumes where I left off - very cool.

I liked the Comfort headrests - so I decided to mount my monitors on the headrest polls - also allows me to quick release for security. Monitors are connected to Alpine DVD changer and TVonNav. The kiddies have 4 inputs - TV, DVD, and 2 playstations.. I have a ton more info and pics.
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