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Pakolainen



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Finland 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Java Black

Looks awesome, the knowledge and patience to set that up must be applauded. 2006 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSe
Alfa Romeo Guillietta 2.0 JTDM 2011
Mazda 3 1.6 2010
Subaru Impreza 2.0 WRX 2005

Post #535856 Tue Sep 19 2017 6:35am
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Danv8



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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Lux Alaska White

Wow, no other words for it. I was an audio technician many, many years ago, and this is far more in depth and technical compared to what we used to do. lol

Post #535858 Tue Sep 19 2017 7:42am
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Guyzer73



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Oman 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Vesuvius Orange

Cheers Guys, Thumbs Up

Lots of patience and swearing Very Happy , as well as trails and more errors to get this far.

I just wish this was available 5 years ago when I started this journey... Shocked

Guy 2006 RRS S/C CONSTANTLY under modification...
1994 RRC 4.2l not LSE sadly gone but not forgotten
LR Defender 300Tdi - affectionately know as "The Black Beast"

Post #535863 Tue Sep 19 2017 9:19am
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Guyzer73



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Oman 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Vesuvius Orange

Just a quick photo of the night time set up as I work on other things.



Geoffsnook: I'm pretty sure I'll get an image onto the 2010 screen from the Android head unit via the TV input, however, as the module uses the gear selector as a trigger (I think) Video-in-motion doesn't work without an extra pieve of kit from the likes of Nav.tv... So not sure where to go from here.

Cheers

Guy 2006 RRS S/C CONSTANTLY under modification...
1994 RRC 4.2l not LSE sadly gone but not forgotten
LR Defender 300Tdi - affectionately know as "The Black Beast"

Post #537694 Sun Oct 08 2017 6:40am
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geoffsnook



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Wales 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HSE Java Black

Guyzer thanks i know that you need a tv in motion box which ebay have a few of but i just wondered if it is possible to get tv on the front screen just as some guys on disco 3 worked out which pins were for the rear camera Thumbs Up

Post #537720 Sun Oct 08 2017 11:11am
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Guyzer73



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Oman 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Vesuvius Orange

Geoffsnook,

I hear you. I'm still trying to find a suitable connector that I can wire up to the video out of the HU. Once I have that I'll give it a try.

On another note. I wasn't happy with the lag/ speed of the HU and determined this was because I was running too many Apps to get the desired effect on the home screen. To give you an idea of what was runningto getthe effect here's an incomplete list:

Total Launcher
Five Wallpapers App for Live wallpapers
GPS Tracker
Wigdet for Facebook
Swipe for Facebook
Widget for Gmail
Glass Widgets for Google News
Widget for GCal
Drivers Widget PRO
Kustom Widget Maker
Unibiquity Music Widget
Transparent Weather Widget
Tasker + Secure Settings Plugin
Etc....

All this plus the background apps etc killed the speed. Using various diagnostics I found that I had up to 20 Shocked NON System apps running in the fore- or back- ground at any one time. This kind of explains the slow speed etc.

So I decided to slim this down to 2 Apps:

Nova Launcher Prime and
KLWP Pro - Kustom Live Wallpaper

Basically, Nova launcher runs the home screen actions but everything else now runs through KLWP. The Result is awesome Very Happy



What you see here is the main "Home" screen. All the " App Icons" you see to the right of the screen will disappear once completed, as will the "dock" which can be hidden/ revealed via a swipe up action. I'm undecided as to whether I keep the "Notification Bar" at the top or not, but I'm tending to do the same as the Dock and use a toggle to hide/ unhide it.

Everything else runs through KLWP.

So the address/ location and speed are updated on a 1-10 sec basis.

Music is updated dependent on the App (PlayerPro or TuneIn Pro) and are updated instantaneously when the music changes. This means if I change Apps or Albums or even songs. On the Media screen the Album image changes with the song/ station being played and there's a Progress Bar for individual songs.The only EXCEPTION the built in FM radio. This doesn't work currently, and I dounbt it ever will Sad But you can't have everything

Calendar, news feed weather update every 30 mins.

It's still work in progress but ultimately should work a dream and make things more fluid.

Here are some screenshots of the design on my tablet that I'm using as a 'mule'. You'll see that the text seems much larger on this than the HU, this will be adjusted in due course to make it more legible.

Information Screen:



Navigation Screen (and yes it does follow the car's location Very Happy )


Main Home Screen:


Media Screen:


Extra Features:


So along the bottom you will see 5 icons. By pressing these you will 'jump' to the respective screen in the order as displayed.

I'm also playing with the idea to make the map on "screen 2" the background so it covers the whole screen, which would be Cool .

The background takes about 30 minutes to change so will play with different images, but, like this one as the orange accents work well with the car Cool

So what do you think? A useful evolution? Let me know what you think.

Cheers


Guy 2006 RRS S/C CONSTANTLY under modification...
1994 RRC 4.2l not LSE sadly gone but not forgotten
LR Defender 300Tdi - affectionately know as "The Black Beast"

Post #537928 Tue Oct 10 2017 6:14am
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geoffsnook



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Wales 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HSE Java Black

Well jel of your weather for cast install looks Cool and loving the chrome parts around temperature controls and the work you are doing is awesome Thumbs Up

Post #537934 Tue Oct 10 2017 7:26am
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Guyzer73



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Oman 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Vesuvius Orange

Cheers Geoffsnook Thumbs Up

Here are some actual pics in the car and working.
Stationary:





Whilst Driving:


Basically everything works as planned, just needs tidying up from the programming side. It certainly seems to help with the processing speed. Now it to look into alternate default apps, but that isn't important right now.

Now this is done I'll work on the picture to the monitor we've talked about elsewhere.

Cheers

Guy 2006 RRS S/C CONSTANTLY under modification...
1994 RRC 4.2l not LSE sadly gone but not forgotten
LR Defender 300Tdi - affectionately know as "The Black Beast"

Post #538427 Mon Oct 16 2017 1:49pm
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