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Unread 03-08-2013, 01:31 PM   #16
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Hi, All. We currently do not have Sirius support but could look at it in future models if there is a real demand. In the research we did, most people didn't want to pay for subscription based radio services... especially since you can get Pandora for free through your smart phone...

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Unread 03-08-2013, 01:37 PM   #17
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Hi, All. We currently do not have Sirius support but could look at it in future models if there is a real demand. In the research we did, most people didn't want to pay for subscription based radio services... especially since you can get Pandora for free through your smart phone...
Of course, you could always get a stand alone sirius receiver and plug that into the aux input of the TJ1001...
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Unread 03-08-2013, 02:05 PM   #18
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Hi, All. We currently do not have Sirius support but could look at it in future models if there is a real demand. In the research we did, most people didn't want to pay for subscription based radio services... especially since you can get Pandora for free through your smart phone...
And if you are in an area with no cell connection?
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Unread 03-09-2013, 05:48 AM   #19
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And if you are in an area with no cell connection?
Just listen to the radio, like in the days of old!
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Unread 03-09-2013, 06:18 AM   #20
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Just listen to the radio, like in the days of old!
I would, but I already have an RB1 and sirius radio.

My point to the comment you quoted was if you take your jeep offroad in remote areas, you might not have cell service, and cant get Pandora. A lot of places in the mountain west one cannot get cell service in places. Picking up a terrestrial radio signal may be difficult to impossible as well.

And in my market, there is absolutely nothing on the radio except pop and talk radio.

This is a nice radio, but they seem to have included everything except satellite. How many people actually want TV in their vehicles?
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Unread 03-09-2013, 09:14 AM   #21
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I would like to see a satellite view on the NAV similar to Google maps, and also a traffic view and street view. What NAV software is it running? I like the backup camera options too, maybe add another one. If you had a HDMI plug similar to what the new phones had it would be easy to run Google etc. Thru the unit as well.

I would be interested in one of these if all the functions I listed were available.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 11:39 AM   #22
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I would, but I already have an RB1 and sirius radio.

My point to the comment you quoted was if you take your jeep offroad in remote areas, you might not have cell service, and cant get Pandora. A lot of places in the mountain west one cannot get cell service in places. Picking up a terrestrial radio signal may be difficult to impossible as well.

And in my market, there is absolutely nothing on the radio except pop and talk radio.

This is a nice radio, but they seem to have included everything except satellite. How many people actually want TV in their vehicles?
You are correct in that you don't have many options in remote areas for radio aside from things like Sirus... but with a 32 gig SD card, you can store every album you've ever owned on board...

Admittedly, the TV thing is pretty over the top.. but the other day, when my girlfriend was shopping for shoes I had a pretty good time waiting in the parking lot and watching the laker game in my Jeep! Is it necessary? Absolutely not. But it's pretty damn cool.

I think the big difference is more around the philosophy of having technology that is standard instead of subscription based services. This thing basically has every bit of technology you need to do just about everything you want... without paying for any subscriptions.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 11:52 AM   #23
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I would like to see a satellite view on the NAV similar to Google maps, and also a traffic view and street view. What NAV software is it running? I like the backup camera options too, maybe add another one. If you had a HDMI plug similar to what the new phones had it would be easy to run Google etc. Thru the unit as well.

I would be interested in one of these if all the functions I listed were available.
Actually.. they're still developing the nav bits and pieces. It's custom nav software so it should have a few cool things for offroad use (yay!). The test unit I'm running has 2d maps, 3d maps (with 3d cityscapes), turn-by-turn and a bunch of other stuff. I know it can use either garmin or tomtom maps and will have full support for updates. I think the one I'm running has tomtom maps but I don't know what the unit will ship with. Users will be able to go online and update maps and get other points of interest, etc.

I'm pretty sure they aren't going to have HDMI inputs this time around since the hardware is already finalized... but there is an aux video input that could be used for that. You could put a HDMI female plug in the dash and convert it to an RCA video feed.. it could be done.

FYI -- we did something similar on my test vehicle with respect to audio. The TJ1001 has RCA audio input, but we put a female 3.5mm jack in the dash (a standard headphone jack) so you can plug an aux audio device right into the dash. It's cool if you wanted to... say... plug an electric guitar into your jeep.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 11:56 AM   #24
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Hey, Meatlord! One of my favorite bumper stickers of all time --

"If God didn't want us to eat animals, they wouldn't be made of meat."
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Unread 03-12-2013, 12:06 PM   #25
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Actually.. they're still developing the nav bits and pieces. It's custom nav software so it should have a few cool things for offroad use (yay!). The test unit I'm running has 2d maps, 3d maps (with 3d cityscapes), turn-by-turn and a bunch of other stuff. I know it can use either garmin or tomtom maps and will have full support for updates. I think the one I'm running has tomtom maps but I don't know what the unit will ship with. Users will be able to go online and update maps and get other points of interest, etc.

I'm pretty sure they aren't going to have HDMI inputs this time around since the hardware is already finalized... but there is an aux video input that could be used for that. You could put a HDMI female plug in the dash and convert it to an RCA video feed.. it could be done.

FYI -- we did something similar on my test vehicle with respect to audio. The TJ1001 has RCA audio input, but we put a female 3.5mm jack in the dash (a standard headphone jack) so you can plug an aux audio device right into the dash. It's cool if you wanted to... say... plug an electric guitar into your jeep.

Here is what it looks like...
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Unread 03-12-2013, 12:24 PM   #26
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Unread 04-02-2013, 11:11 AM   #27
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Any updates on this unit?
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Unread 04-02-2013, 03:07 PM   #28
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^Yeah, curious about it.

To those bickering about radio signals (or lack there of):

Get with the 21st century, and load all of your music onto your phone/mp3 player/iPod you doofaces
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^Yeah, curious about it.

To those bickering about radio signals (or lack there of):

Get with the 21st century, and load all of your music onto your phone/mp3 player/iPod you doofaces
Using the cloud IS 21st century. Downloading it is 20th

Really though, I don't have time to download music, load it on devices, etc anymore.
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Well you're the one making all of your own problems...
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