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I'm thinking of upgrading my stereo on my GTV and need some advice.

The car already has an aftermarket unit that is alright but nothing special. I was also thinking of fitting a bluetooth kit into the car.
Then I saw this:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Motorized-In-dash-4-Screen-DVD-MP4-MP3-FM-AM-Bluetooth_W0QQitemZ110098895593QQihZ001QQcategoryZ67772QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

What do you all think?
I have little technical knowledge, but think I could fit an ordinary stereo.
Would this work with a standard UK car?
 

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Dont buy the one of ebay, they are a con. It may appear cheap but you get stung on import tax and the quality of those things is poor.

The pioneer 55BT is a nice unit but they also do a 75BT which is a bit more money, but you do get the OEL graphic display ( dolphins swimming and rally cars), also this unit can transfer your phonebook across so you dont have to touch your mobile at all.

Try this site, www.caraudiosecurity.com
 
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In answer to your question this unit has an iso connector so should be easy to do the basic fit. But, I agree with the others,Hong Kong and only 5 feedback is shouting "no don't do it" to me.
 

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The pioneer 55BT is a nice unit but they also do a 75BT which is a bit more money, but you do get the OEL graphic display ( dolphins swimming and rally cars), also this unit can transfer your phonebook across so you dont have to touch your mobile at all.
I installed a DEH-P75BT and am really pleased with it.

The only bugger was getting the microphone lead from above the drivers door, down the rubber seals, into the right hand side of the dashboard and along inside to the head unit.

You can send contacts via bluetooth which are stored in the head unit and then easily call them with your phone in your pocket!

Its also got loads of other features like a car battery level indicator??

I had a DEH-P80MP before it in my old car but i left a McDonalds cup in the cup-holder and turned off the engine and screwed the mechanism up for the motorised panel.

This is actually my 4th pioneer head unit; the first one the panel dropped into a puddle and the second got nicked.
 

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i agree, that cheap headunits are trouble. in reality, the LCD is probably terrible quality, and the overall build quality and reliability of such products is usually poor.

when you consider a 'good' (namebrand) equivalent is so much more, you have to wonder where the compromises are.

from what i've read about the pioneer BT headunits, they are very, very good, if BT is a priority. otherwise, some brands offer a BT adaptor to connect to the HU (eg: alpine) though obviously extra expense.

installation shouldn't be a major issue if you are smart with autoelectrics. i expect the GTV to use 'ISO' connection plugs, which is a standardised plug, one for the powerwiring, and the other for the speakers. many HUs have matching ISO plugs as standard. if not, you should buy a wiring adaptor harness that most specialist car audio stores should sell; this will allow for plug-and-play. buy the specific model to connect into the new headunit, and has ISO plugs on the other end.

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STOP DONT BUY THAT!!!:eek:

Not only is the quality of that Chinese stuff crap as the other guys mentioned but the even bigger problem is that it wont fit in a GTV.
The facia on those nasty units sit about 10 to 15mm higher than standard size units so it wont fit in the GTV's head unit recess.
 

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Oh I forgot to mention if you are looking for a good blue tooth compatible unit you really should check out the BECKER range, easiest to use by far.
 
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Take a look on Amazon or pricerunner for stuff like this,it may be a few pounds dearer but at least you have a bit of aftersales back up from UK companies.There's a similar one for around £320 that looks really nice with bigger screen (KD AVX2 I think). Better to save up a few weeks than lose your hard earned on a dodgy e bay deal.
 

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jvc offer good value decks. not the highest in quality, but they suit many people.

the problem with ebay and many online stores is the lack of warranty. despite what many claim, your local distributor usually does not honour any warranty for what are actually 'grey imports' (imported through unauthorised channels). so if you have a fault, good luck to you with having it fixed.

many ebay products are also refurbished. plus (probably not that HU) there are many fakes on the market now, particularly of high-end speaker brands (dynaudio, rainbow, dls, a/d/s/, focal, etc).

also, only a bricks&mortar shop can offer personal service and aftersales service. say you have trouble with the installation, no ebay seller is gonna help out and usually has no idea about car audio installations.

sure, if you know exactly what you're buying, exactly how it works, exactly how to install it, and don't need warranty, online stores can be a good way to save money.

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Also the radio receiver is often not compatible with our radio stations with stereo's bought outside the UK.

the FM frequencies go up in 0.5's so if your favourite station is at 109.8 or something then you've got no chance of receiving it.

Only a few of the eBay sellers mention this.
 
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