FAQ's WINCE Head Units
Frequently asked Questions about our Rover 75 MG ZT Head Unit
What years does this unit fit?
This Head unit will plug and Play with all models of the British and Chinese made Rover 75, MG ZT MG 7 and ROEWE 750. Including both Saloon and Tourer models.
Does this Unit have TMC?
The newest model does not have TMC and the factory does not offer it as an option any longer. TMC service in the UK is fading. We have tested a few external receivers without acceptable success.
Does this unit fit Cars with the HI LINE upgrade?
We have installed this model in 100's of Factory Hiline equiped cars. We can provide the 2 extra fittings required and advise you . It is a simple transition.
Does this head Unit include Bluetooth?
Yes, it has a built in Microphone and sends the telephone voice through the car speakers thus allowing for handsfree operation.
Does it include Bluetooth Phonebook facility.
Yes, You can synch your phonebook to the head unit.
Will this head unit interface with my CD changer?
No, The CD interface is no longer operable on these. The module was disabled to make memory space for other more important functions. CD's are now considered out of date, You can store and play and more easily access much more music via SD cards, USB pendrives and or Ipod/Iphone.
Will this Head Unit charge my IPOD.
All of our units as of September 2010 now charge IPODS and IPHONES. Units prior to this do not but there is a modification possible. Please contact us to get the information if you want to make this Modification.
Will this unit interface with my Steering wheel controls?
All units interface with steering wheel controls. There are 2 setups on the MG ZT and the Rover 75's. One is direct wired, the other is Infrared signals from your steering wheel controls to the Head Unit. The latter requires one wire change, please contact us for the information.
Which maps are included with the GPS?
We include the IGO8 maps and we include maps for all of western OR eastern Europe. These maps include POIs and Speed cams for the UK. For other countries you can choose to add these yourself . We also provide it with a special Skin , logos and choices. Please be aware that Speed Camera warnings are illegal in some countries. Please comply with the law.
Will I pay taxes to purchase this unit ?
We pay all taxes at the border. UK and EU member countries are not liable for VAT or additional taxes. The only exceptiopn would be if we dispatch directly from HK and you will be advised of that before we do it. European orders are dispatched from within the UK.
What is the warranty period?
We have a special 30 day guarantee. Report the problem to us and we cover all costs to repair or replace. The unit also has a standard 1 year factory warranty.
Where do I have to bring or send the unit if there is a problem ?
We have our own repair depot in the UK , no sending back to China. Jeff (Coolcat) on the75andztclub.com is an experienced electronics technician and as an added bounus, he is the proud owner of a Rover 75.
Can I Change the Start up Logos?
Yes, we can supply you with Logos, we can also custom design logos for our head unit customers (No charge) and we can provide you with the method to change the logos.
Does this unit have DVB-T receiver built in (Freeview)?
We have opted NOT to supply the factory units with built in DVB-T receivers as they are rated only to 30 km/hr (18 MPH). We provide external receivers that are rated to 180 KM/hr (105 MPH).
Which DVB-T Receiver is suitable for my area?
Most European countries provide signals using the MPEG-2 source coding and you require an Mpeg-2 decoder to descramble the signals. SOME countries use MPEG-4 (Please click here for a list of those countries). The other consideration is that if you are travelling by car and want to receive digital TV signals, you should consider the MPEG-4 receivers.
Does it include Analog TV?
We have one model with Analog TV . We recommend purchasing with a DVB-T as analog TV are being shut off in many countries soon. Of course if you do not have Digital TV in your country, Analog TV is still your best bet !
What about warranty?
We provide a 30 day guarantee, which protects you against any defects, or having to pay transport costs. The first 7 days is critical (after receiving it) to get it in and working we also have a repair depot in the UK. The factory also provides a 1 year warranty , which with our guarantee, falls back to us.
Are any special tools needed to install the head unit?
No, we have photo instructions to show you how to remove your existing system.
How do I set up the steering wheel controls?
This is a video that we produced to help you to understand the process. Click here to go to you tube.
Can I connect my Subwoofer to this unit?
Yes, it has provisions for subwoofer connection.
Can I connect my HK AMP or another Amp
Yes, We have the detailed instructions to install both.
Does it include the GPS Antenna?
Yes, we supply with a GPS and magnetic base that mounts under the dash.
Does it have the tire Monitoring system?
We can provide you with an optional tire Pressure Monitoring system.
Who is the factory?
The factory, like most Chinese factories, stay in the background and push their products through sellers. We deal direct with the real factory!
What is the Sound output like on this thing?
Since sound is a matter of personal preference it is hard to be 100% objective. The best answer that I can give is "not one complaint received, and several comments that sound output was either improved or very adequate".
Does it come with installation instructions?
It comes with an operating manual but no installation instructions due to some diversity in installations. Thanks to the good members of the forums, we are able to help you along with How to's, pics and support.
What about the Reverse Cameras? How do they work ?
The cameras can be direct wired from their placement at the rear to the Front and connect to the reverse camera input on the head unit. We also have a wireless system which means a Transmitter wired at the rear which sends a signal to a receiver mounted at the head unit. You can see more here on this posting.
How do I reset the head unit?
On the Front facia there is a Small hole marked RST. insert something like a pin in there and reset the unit.
How do I hard reset the head unit
Like computers, sometimes a complete shutdown is necessary to completly clear the cache. To this the head unit must be disconnected from any power source for a period of at least 4 hours. You can disconnect your car battery at the negative pole to achieve this. Hard resets are generally recommended only when a soft reset does not achieve desired results.
Does the IGO8 function with 7 digit post codes?
Yes, in short, it does.
Is it possible to turn off the screen while listening to SD/USB or Radio? I find it too bright at night.
Your GPS will dim automatically at night. You can hold the mute button in to turn off the screen without affecting the Radio or music.
What is the standard TV setting for the UK?
In your TV settings , you should select PAL if it does not auto select it for some reason.
Can I install TOMTOM on my head units?
Some have managed to install TomTom 7, but no voice. There are a few compatibility problems with the WinCE 5.0 Operating system. We do not supply TomTom.
Is the IPOD cable Supplied with it and where does it attach ?
Yes, we supply with a cable to connect your IPOD/Iphone and it attaches from the rear. It is almost a meter long and allows for easy storage in the glove box without the cable in the driving cabin.
What does the IPOD look like ?
A picture is worth a 1000 words and a video worth 10,000! Click here to see a video of the IPOD in operation.
Can I surf the internet or send emails ?
these units do not have Internet accessibility. Please refer to our ANDROID head unit for internet email features.
I heard that I can get custom wallpapers, maybe showing my particular car or my wife's face?
For customers that purchase from us, we can make you a special wallpaper or logo! You can work with our GD. For those that have purchased elsewhere it is £19 to have one produced by our professional Graphics Designer.
What is the Difference between CCD reverse cameras and CMOS reverse cameras?
The 2 main differences are price and night vision capabilities. This is one of those areas where you could easily be mislead but someone not in the know. A CMOS will afford you very limited (poor) night vision. Because each pixel on a CMOS sensor has several transistors located next to it, the light sensitivity of a CMOS chip tends to be lower. A CCD will give excellent night vision and tends to have a better quality lens (In our case a real SONY lens). We choose NOT sell CMOS due to the high dissatisfaction rate of previous customers. You can read more here.
What is the Maximum size SD that can be used in the Media Player?
The factory advertises 32GB. We advertise that as part of the factory specifications as well. We have tested up to 32GB successfully .
What about receiving DVB-T signals and what antenna should I use for DVB-T (Freeview)
We were supplying units with standard DVB-T We now supply with a High Gain (More than 25DB) aerials which seems to have resolved the reception problems.
Will I receive DAB (Digital radio)?
According to several users, yes you will. If you have the DVB-T receiver. Please note that this is not controllable by touchscreen, only by the remote control of the DVB-T receiver.
Will they be providing any firmware updates?
Unfortunately this unit does not have projected firmeware updates but we do possess the firmware to flash to the unit should any glitches or bugs develop in your system.
Can the Sat. Nav. be used whilst playing the radio,, USB, SD, CD or using the Aux In.?
Yes, this is commonly referred to as DUAL ZONE but in reality is not what dual zone is. You can do all of the above. True DUAL ZONE is when you can watch movies etc on rear or auxiliary screens while Navigating on the main screen. This unit will not provide that feature (very few will) but make no mistake, you CAN connect auxiliary screens like headrest monitors and roof mounted monitors and all enjoy TV or movies together !
Can I connect Satellite radio?
You can run the sound from an external Satellite radio through the head Unit to be heard on your car speakers but this unit has no SAT. Radio options nor will you be able to control the SAT. Radio from the touchscreen.
Can I see more Videos on this unit in operation?