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 Post subject: Cheap in-car entertainment and other stuff!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:53 pm 
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Was browsing the web for a din 2 dvd screen and came across this site - Chinavisan.

Lots of interesting other stuff there aswell..


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Lot of interesting stuff on there but I tend to stay away from buying stuff from China.
(even if most things do say 'made in china' on them nowadays :D)


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Think the problem is, the head unit will work fine, but won't be well designed. In other words, it'll look cheap and be a complete pain in the arse to work.

One of my mates bought an unlocked, unknown brand phone direct from China - this thing had every conceivable feature you could ever want in a phone, but good luck in figuring out how to use the bandit. And it looked like it cost £20 (which, funnily enough, it did....)

Just my tuppence...


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Direct import goods from china are often the very same products as branded units ie. Pioneer, Alpine, Sony, made in the same factories, by the same people..

many however aren't, i know a fella who ships a product to china, and gets 1000 copies sent back which cost a fraction of the original unit, these items are the product of reverse engineering, and arent "in the same league" but y'know ok for the price. overheating is a major problem..

I think the main thing you get from a brand name for electrical items is the aftersales support, if a pioneer unit has a fault, either when it arrives or inside of it's warranty they will take it back and sort it out.. you dont have to worry "will this item ever be returned to me?"


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:yeahthat looks so much better!


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thats awesome!! how'd you do that?


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I bought the squared panel and the 2DIN GPS/DVD from the ebay.
The panel is from user http://myworld.ebay.com/mirine?ssPageNa ... TQ:US:1181
(I think you need mirrored panel because my car is left-hand drive but you can compare it with your dashboard.)

2DIN DVD/GPS:
http://www.witson.com/view_pro.php?id=1405
(but I got mine from the ebay not from this site)

I had to rasp about 1mm from the panel because the 2DIN unit was a bit wider than the hole.


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cheers man!! looks awesome!!


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Thanks :)


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hammer wrote:
Thanks :)


Hi there I am new to all this so bare with me, lol.

Are the fittings for the din 2 unit you used the same as the stanard din 1 unit already installed?

If not where can I get the fitting from and is it hard???

I am looking to do the same upgrade.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Ryan :)


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I like the hyundai gps, wonder if that would look good in the gen3? :confused


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Dee wrote:
hammer wrote:
Thanks :)


Hi there I am new to all this so bare with me, lol.

Are the fittings for the din 2 unit you used the same as the stanard din 1 unit already installed?

If not where can I get the fitting from and is it hard???

I am looking to do the same upgrade.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Ryan :)


I bought a genuine 2DIN squared center panel because I didn't want to modify the original 1DIN hole to 2DIN. If you remove the panel you can see some holes for screws. It isn't so difficult to install the stereo but you need some patience to modify the "L" type metal plate which comes with the stereo to fix the stereo. The result is very good as you can see on my photo.


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I like the hyundai gps, wonder if that would look good in the gen3? :confused


Measure the 2DIN hole on your dashboard and see www.autodvdgps.com


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*looks* like this one is quite adequate http://www.autodvdgps.com/car-dvd-navig ... p-567.html


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*looks* like this one is quite adequate http://www.autodvdgps.com/car-dvd-navig ... p-567.html


I upgraded mine to this one. It has some new feature.


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I just found the same on on ebay from the same company, but £50 more. odd.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:25 pm 
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I am gutted i contacted people and searched around and I can't seem to be able to get a double din trim part to replace th single din trim which is fitted as standard for Mk 1 couple. This part only seems to be available for Lefthand drive cars :pants :confused :(

Does anyone know how or anyone who has modded a single din trim part into a double din and has made a good job of it? Or has any advice concerning this mod??

Otherwise I might have to settle for one with a fold out screen, but the double din looks so much better!!!!!


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Only trouble with these double/single din screen units is you cant take the bu**ers out when you park up anywhere. which runs a high risk of the car being broken into. :bang Can't have anything these days without the thieving scum trying to get their hands on it. :bang


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Dee wrote:
I am gutted i contacted people and searched around and I can't seem to be able to get a double din trim part to replace th single din trim which is fitted as standard for Mk 1 couple. This part only seems to be available for Lefthand drive cars :pants :confused :(

Does anyone know how or anyone who has modded a single din trim part into a double din and has made a good job of it? Or has any advice concerning this mod??

Otherwise I might have to settle for one with a fold out screen, but the double din looks so much better!!!!!



I have modded.. not sure where it is now, but turned out really good.


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I am gutted i contacted people and searched around and I can't seem to be able to get a double din trim part to replace th single din trim which is fitted as standard for Mk 1 couple. This part only seems to be available for Lefthand drive cars :pants :confused :(

Does anyone know how or anyone who has modded a single din trim part into a double din and has made a good job of it? Or has any advice concerning this mod??

Otherwise I might have to settle for one with a fold out screen, but the double din looks so much better!!!!!


Is this still left hand? http://newtiburon.cafe24.com/m_mall_det ... s_goid=138


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Dee wrote:
I am gutted i contacted people and searched around and I can't seem to be able to get a double din trim part to replace th single din trim which is fitted as standard for Mk 1 couple. This part only seems to be available for Lefthand drive cars :pants :confused :(

Does anyone know how or anyone who has modded a single din trim part into a double din and has made a good job of it? Or has any advice concerning this mod??

Otherwise I might have to settle for one with a fold out screen, but the double din looks so much better!!!!!


Is this still left hand? http://newtiburon.cafe24.com/m_mall_det ... s_goid=138


Thats a gen3 face plate, its a gen1 one they are after,


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standard for Mk 1 couple.


Angelus wrote:


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oh woopsydaisy, need new glasses i think :mrgreen:


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Red-Line you modded a din 1 to a double din unit?

Was it hard? How did you do it?? Any photos???

(As you can tell I really want to know how to do it) :idea


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OMG that looks seriosuly unreal!!! looks like thats stock with the H logo on the screen!


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Thats what I am looking to do but for the a right hand drive car!

Anyone know the best way to go about it?


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Get one off a scrappy and try to mod it yourself? http://www.247spares.co.uk/


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Yeah that's what I have been looking into.

I wanted to really know the best way to finish the plastic. Like hiding and tidying scuffs and sorting out edges with curves and radius'.

Any ideas? Or tips?


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lollypop sticks, lots of fibreglass, then bodge and patience.


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I have been looking into dashboard dashboard servives or kits to remove the scuffs once I have shaped the trim piece.

Any idea of how good these services or kits are? The photos I have seen on the net appear pretty good.


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