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What RNS-E Unit to get?

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    Hi All

    Im after an RNS-E Unit.

    What is the best one to get?

    I heard that ones with the Media button had a better LCD?

    Is there any other benefits on the newer model?

    Thanks
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    yup media button equipped have high res screen, faster processor, better SD card function and few other bits...well worth sourcing one of these if you can
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    What he says!
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    The RNS-E prior to the media button only allows 2x 2GB memory cards (some 4gb SD cards will work but are like finding hens teeth), the media button version I understand can support up to 2x16gb cards? Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

    Other than that it has a higher resolution screen and some posh silver dials...
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    Theres one in the ebay thread
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    you can get silver dials on none media button units and the the medi units hold 2x32gb SD's ;)
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    I just got offered the older non media button one with ipod connector for £290 delivered.
    Good deal or worth paying more for the Media button one?
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    £290 delivered is extremely cheap, very indeed & with ipod connector, something smells.
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    off topic but does the rns-e play dvds ?
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    Yes, NAV ones lmfao
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    Was from a breakers yard
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    If you don't snap it up mate i will lol...
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    if you see a high def unit you'll be throwing that £290 in the bin :)
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    lol nooo but like normal dvds like toy story 3. I want to be able to watch films on it and put music videos on it.
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    No Dude, it doesn't play normal DVD's. A DVD drive/interface would be needed to do this. I've seen them on Ebay.de for around £400.00.
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    :sob:

    Hmm ah man! what about tv tuner and stuff?
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    Same again I believe, an additional interface would be required. I had Satnav, TV tuner, rear view camera, DVD player etc in my last car, but it was aftermarket Pioneer stuff. I'd love to do the same with the Audi, but like you, I'd want to do it all OEM this time and that could be preeeeetty expensive, lol.
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    yer for sure, oem or not going to bother, also aftermarket would mean i lose my bluetooth which is so useful. I couldnt live without it now tbh.

    Lets see im going to do some digging around and look into getting an rns-e
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    I saw a MY11 with the Piano Black screen surround go for £470 on Ebay last week! I had been watching it out of interest, not looking to buy, but couldn't believe it when I saw the winning bid. Those things cost a fortune and most go for around the £1K mark.
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    RRP is £2.7k for the record lmfao

    If its from a breakers then it definitely will smell lol
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    DVD is a nice to have which you'll never use..... for one in the main it wont work whilst driving without vid in motion (dont know if its possible on RNS-E - Nige?) - so when are you going to watch a DVD in ya car :) or indeed TV.... completely pointless unless you enjoy parking up and watching a 4 inch screen randomly :)
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    TBH I have never felt a need for dvd, now we have Issy then yes for rears only but on a Touran probably, but not up front, kinda pointless overall, even whilst waiting for someone which tbh happens in a blue moon, but allows me 5 minutes of shut eye which I dont get often these days lmfao.

    VIM is possible on mk1 with a software addition & hardware, mk2 is still in the wind with someone saying they'd cracked it, but this may require an eprom reprogam, but if it has a checksum routine or the like, it may overwrite any changes that are made with what its supposed to be, I dont know enough about electronics or these to really know how they do it, I do know how the SDS hack is done 1 way on mk2's.
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    whats the SDS hack?
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    Speech Dialogue System
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    ah okies, gimmick or actually useful?
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    Its more for when you dont want to take the mrs to the cinema and prefer to park in a dark secluded area if you catch my drift LOL
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    so you want to get your leg over, you take her to a dogging spot and 'wack' on Shrek?????

    your a king!!
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    Very useful indeed mate.

    WTF has dvd/tv got to do with banging ur missus in the car, surely you dont need a cartoon or movie to get you in the mood, if you do then get a new bird :p

    LMFAO dogging lmfao
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    Not shrek bro! Ill have to see the more explicit movie collection!

    Its always a work in progress butter them up and go for the crunch!
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    Sounds like Sunpat is being used to me or you prefer the masculine form :undwech:
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    I bid on that and lost out by £10!

    Gutted
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    And what does the nice man charge for the privilege :)

    What ever happened to conversation..... so i take it your better endowed than these pathetic pieces of meat on ya average porn flick? or you dont mind your misus thinking of em when your hammering away

    sorry just trying to picture the scene :)
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    Shes the toast! butters the lube the wham is the crunch :)

    Ill have to ensure my RNS-E isnt faulty and it ejects so i can insert something a bit more relevant to the ambience i am trying to create. S line black headlining does help darken things up and the red lighting is perfect!
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    black headling will only lead to heart ache fella, take my word..... sticky heart ache :)
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    LOL position change bro fire at the leathers i can use leather wipes........


    on a serious note im at work im going to get sacked at this rate!
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    Tea bagged are all out sacked?
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    What's up with doing it in your house like regular folk? You do have a home of some kind don't you?

    Anyway. About the RNS-E. I've been swaying about these for the last 2 months, really wanted one so I got a mk1 and was really disappointed when I encountered complications with the deal. But as the search has went on I've been thinking about what the RNS-E really offered and to be honest I'm now struggling to find a reason why it's worth the expense, especially for a MK2 unit. It just seems such a limited piece of kit when compared to comparable units in lesser cars and is especially poor value for money when compared to some of the after market stuff.
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    Don't blame you for being gutted :(
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    I've just been offered at Mk2 Unit for £400. Good deal?

    Or should I go with the Mk1 with Ipod for £280?

    Can you buy the piano black surround fot it seperate?
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    I see some of the units have the S3 logo on the screen. How do you get that?
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