Try www.streeteffectz.com. They quoted me $450 to do the conversion. This is for the decoder, modifying the decoder, and hooking it together, the DVD player is excluded. If you do it, please let me know the results. I'm considering it.
I spoke to Ron from Streeteffectz.com tonight and was quoted $750 for the same conversion that MDXtrous mentions. They want an additional $300 for the dvd player, for a grand total of $1100 and a full day for the install. Can you verify you're quote and who you spoke to?
I emailed Ron a few weeks ago and he quoted me $450. But this is only for a modified Pioneer AVC-RGB1 component, which allows you to connect any type of video source (NTSC) to your NAV screen. These items are easy to modify and instructions to install are readily available on the internet but the AVC-RGB1 are difficult to come by. When it was available the AVC-RGB1 cost about $100. The $450 did not included a DVD player or installation.
I'm pretty sure Ron doesn't have the quantities for a group buy. He mentioned having two left. But if that's possible count me in. $450 seemed pretty steep considering these things cost about a $100. Someone else in this forum, mentioned another product coming out for this purpose with a TV tuner for approx $450. Hopefully this comes soon or Pioneer makes more of these things. I'll try to look for this tread.
but I found a few links that still carry them and it looks like they might have it in stock. I saw one for $ 110.00 unmodified. A local shop in my area did the modification on my X for about $ 300.00. If you are interested I can take pics on how the RGB1 was installed on my X. Let me know and I will grab my dig cam and post it.
Monney Car Stereo in Colma, the one right by the Target Store. Ask for Henry, he is their technician. He also has info on the oem Bose system, he knows what to do to be able to hook up the deck to aftermarket amps without using a hi-low pass converter and yield a clean signal. I used my oem Bose as a tester.
I'm waiting to do this, because my local radio shop told me that a conversion device is coming out shortly that will not force you to cut/splice into wires. It will plug directly into the existing wire plugs on the navi, therefore not invalidating any warranty. The $$ was not set the last time I talked to him. When I find out more I will post it.
AFTER SEEING THAT THREAD ON THE INSTALLATION, I'M THINKING TWICE ABOUT USING THE NAV SCREEN FOR VIDEO. I THINK I WILL INSTALL A VIDEO SYSTEM FOR THE BACK SEAT AN PASS ON THE FRONT UNLESS I PUT ANOTHER SCREEN UPFRONT. THAT PROCEDURE WAS SCARY ESPECIALLY THE BARE STRIPPED INTERIOR FOR ROUTING WIRES WHOLLY COW!!!!
The CL that was featured here was relocating the OEM navi unit from the trunk to the front passenger seat like the MDX. He was also doing a full stereo upgrade and he was adding dynamat to all the interior panels to reduce noise and vibration. Sorry if the pics scared you the top pics were for something else. I have the navi modification which I use if I want to watch videos, I am in the process of installing two 8 inch monitors plus a 6.5 flush mount flip down monitor for the third row(the whole roofliner will be rebuilt and customized). I am just waiting for some extra $$ to come in, courtesy of Uncle Sam. I should have more pics soon, this will include the 3 JL audio amps installed on the 2nd row seats(recessed into the backside), I am also upgrading my 2 JL 8W3 to 2 JL10W3, still mounted on the cargo area except it will not be flush to the floor as on the 8s, 2 Kenwood amplified 5.5 subs, underneath the 2 font seats, the PS2 installation, ceiling mounted tweeter for the rear passenger front surrounds, rear surrounds in a customized pod in the rear A pillars(located above the 3rd row seatbelts). If I have any left over $ I might add a few 1/3 octave EQs(PPI or Phoenix Gold) they will be recessed into the 3rd row in the same fashion as the amps.
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