FAQ's ANDROID head Units
Frequently asked Questions about our New Android Head Unit with Mirrorlink
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?
You can add TMC to your Navigation program and receive regular traffic updates. We can show you how.
Does this unit fit Cars with the HI LINE upgrade?
Yes, this unit plugs and plays with the Hi Line system. The only thing that is different is that you must extend the radio aerial cable from the boot to the head unit. And you require an adapter for the 17 round PIN connection. (both of which we can supply.)
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 handssfree operation.
Does this head Unit include Bluetooth phonebook?
Yes, you can sync it with your telephone and load your contacts directly onto the head unit. The phonebook is also searchable.
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 CD's are quickly going out of date, You can store and play and more easily access much more music via SD cards, USB pendrives and or Iphone/ Ipod.
Will this Head Unit charge my IPOD.
Yes, it does charge IPODS and IPHONES.
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 Navigation program and maps work with the SatNav?
We include Primo (an IGO8 variation) for Android program and maps and we can include maps for all of western OR eastern Europe or other countries on request. These maps include POIs and Speed cams. You can also update these POI's and speedcams yourself . You can download a large variation of other Satnav programs from the Android Play store if you choose. Click here to check it out.
Will I pay taxes to purchase this unit ?
We pay all taxes at the border. the UK EU member cpountries are not liable for VAT or Import duties or fees unless you have been advised differently at the time of your order. We dispatch 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 the 75 and ZT club is an experienced Electronics expert and works in Clacton on Sea. And the big bonus is that he is Also a Rover 75 owner with the head unit installed !
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. They are rated only to 30 km/hr (18 MPH). We provide 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/ATSC or ISDB receiver as analog TV has been or is in the process being shut off in many countries. Of course if you do not have Digital TV in your country, Analog TV 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. We are somewhat flexible, nothing is etched in stone , If your head unit develops a problem 2 weeks after warranty expires , we will not leave you in a lurch. We do what is logical.
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?
We have instructions and videos . In most cases the SWC operate on installation but if not , they can be easily set up.
Can I connect my Subwoofer to this unit?
Yes, it has provisions for subwoofer connection.
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?
No, not built in ,but we can supply TPMS on request.
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.
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.
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 ?
We will post a new Video for the Android here soon. Click here to see a Photo.
Can I surf the internet or send emails ?
Yes, you can connect via Wifi or a 3G Dongle. We supply the unit with a Wifi Dongle.
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 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?
We do forsee flash updates for the Android head Units. We do have the firmware that can be reinstalled if your unit has a firmware issue.
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?
Yes Please visit our channel (click Here) for this product on youtube. It will be amended as the product develops