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post #51 of 59 Old 24th June 2016, 11:00 PM
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How soon? Less than a year?

As mentioned above, AVANT 2 offered a lot of stuff, but the HW is not the fastest thing in the world, however is 100 times better than the business radio.
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Avin 3 is coming soon, and will have DSP support, among a ton of other huge upgrades.
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Good to know! Any improvement in sound quality like with Burr Brown DAC
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Will the Avin 3 ditch the hard buttons and utilize a 10.2" screen? That would be AWESOME. Seems like the next gen Android 5.1.1 units are coming in with these 10.2" screens coupled with aftermarket bezels to make it look OEM. I would love it if our E39s and E46s could get the same treatment as modern Mitsubishi Lancers and Toyota Corollas.... It would be like a cheap easy version of the NBT

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post #54 of 59 Old 24th July 2016, 11:56 AM
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Hi,

A chinese E39 fitment 8.8 inch widescreen head unit already exists



Only seen it offered at this seller;
https://www.bmwpowerandaudio.co.uk/c...-din-head-unit

Not seen any posts where someone has purchased and installed it yet.

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Aliexpress has them too...

8.8" Quad Core Android 4.4 1280X480 Car Stereo Audio Head Unit Headunit Autoradio for BMW 5 Series X5 E39 E53 M5 7 Series E38-in Car DVD from Automobiles & Motorcycles on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group

A bit pricey, made for the E53 and it is last gen stuff since everyone is already onto 5.1.1. I've actually been looking at a Xtrons Android 5.1 unit (basically the only one out there save for Dyanvin that has the correct E39 bezel instead of the E53 and it has a comparable pixel resolution as a NBT 10.2"), but you know Chinese reputation hasn't been up to snuff. Very interesting. I think this is good news since all of those manufacturers copy each other. This is the new next gen standard.

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Hi,

A chinese E39 fitment 8.8 inch widescreen head unit already exists



Only seen it offered at this seller;
https://www.bmwpowerandaudio.co.uk/c...-din-head-unit

Not seen any posts where someone has purchased and installed it yet.

Cheers, Dennis!
I actually approached these guys about working out a deal for me to install and review this product, in exchange for a discount since I have no clue what to expect out of the unit, but they did not want to do that.

I am hoping to see this unit reviewed sometime soon because it is intriguing but could be a total mess. We shall see!


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8.8" Quad Core Android 4.4 1280X480 Car Stereo Audio Head Unit Headunit Autoradio for BMW 5 Series X5 E39 E53 M5 7 Series E38-in Car DVD from Automobiles & Motorcycles on Aliexpress.com | Alibaba Group

A bit pricey, made for the E53 and it is last gen stuff since everyone is already onto 5.1.1. I've actually been looking at a Xtrons Android 5.1 unit (basically the only one out there save for Dyanvin that has the correct E39 bezel instead of the E53 and it has a comparable pixel resolution as a NBT 10.2"), but you know Chinese reputation hasn't been up to snuff. Very interesting. I think this is good news since all of those manufacturers copy each other. This is the new next gen standard.

Xtrons BTW:
I am leaning heavily toward the Xtrons, myself. Apparently, in the Mercedes community this is a very popular unit used. At least in the W211 community. I have a buddy that ditched his E39 M5 for a W211 AMG and he bought this unit. I still need to see it in person and try it out before I can form an opinion on it but it looks promising and is priced well.

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Can you just swap a factory non DSP amp, for the DSP amp if you are replacing the head unit?

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Can you just swap a factory non DSP amp, for the DSP amp if you are replacing the head unit?
I don't think so, but regardless it's not really necessary anymore (assuming you want one of the Android head units). You can use the BMW Ibus App (BMW IBUS App) to activate the DSP amp. The Avin Avant 3 includes a license for this software, and you should be able to buy your own license and use it on any other android head unit if you wish.
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post #59 of 59 Old 25th January 2018, 10:16 PM
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In case anyone is curious as to how well this type of radio work, here is a thread that I've been following where someone installed it into their E38 7 series:

https://www.bimmerforums.com/forum/s...works-with-DSP

They posted pictures throughout and a video of it working on page 6.

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