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Unread 04-23-2007, 02:56 PM   #1
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MyGig anyone?

I ordered a MyGig with my Jeep - just wanted to know if anyone has got it yet and how is it?

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Unread 04-23-2007, 03:02 PM   #2
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I ordered a MyGig with my Jeep - just wanted to know if anyone has got it yet and how is it?
I've had it for three weeks and so far I like it quite a bit.
The nav system works well, and I listen to podcasts which I download directly into the mygig via a usb key.

It does have an aux audio jack, but a dedicated ipod jack would have been welcome. This would have allowed the ipod to be controlled via the mygig.

Steering wheel controls would also have been nice (my wife's Acura has this).
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Unread 04-23-2007, 04:00 PM   #3
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Went into a jeep dealership today to ask if they had anything with MyGig so I could see it to add to my JK. I tried to explain what MyGig and they kept telling me they had the 2007 Nav System's on the lot. After seeing the units and how they are not MyGig I said thanks for your time. They were completely clueless about MyGig.
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Unread 04-23-2007, 04:02 PM   #4
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Went into a jeep dealership today to ask if they had anything with MyGig so I could see it to add to my JK. I tried to explain what MyGig and they kept telling me they had the 2007 Nav System's on the lot. After seeing the units and how they are not MyGig I said thanks for your time. They were completely clueless about MyGig.
I've had the same experience calling dealers inquiring about mygig and how to order it..clueless
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Unread 04-23-2007, 04:37 PM   #5
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What is the price of MyGig?
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Unread 04-23-2007, 04:45 PM   #6
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I picked mine up Friday...Dealer said it was the first MyGig they've had delivered so far, but I'm in Canada and it wasn't released for ordering up here until about a month after the U.S. could order.

I haven't had a chance to explore it too much but have to say so far I'm very happy with it.

BTW, $1770 is MSRP in Canada
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Unread 04-23-2007, 04:48 PM   #7
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Dealers locally knew of MyGIG but nobody was ordering them and they had none on the lot. As an option it's something like $1,500, as a part it's more like $2,100. Aftermarket products run about a grand, though a few are in the $1,500-$1,800 range. Pioneer's AVIC is popular, so is JVC's but it doesn't fit the factory dash opening.

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Unread 04-23-2007, 05:49 PM   #8
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Just purchased a Lowrance 600C for under $600.00. It has a 30 gig hard drive. I can move it between vehicles. Gave up on mygig. Glad I did.
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Unread 04-23-2007, 07:08 PM   #9
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I ordered a MyGig with my Jeep - just wanted to know if anyone has got it yet and how is it?
It's great. I've had it for about 3 weeks and 2400 miles. It is very intuitive. Hard drive is neat. It has plenty of space for the music I want to listen to. The Satellite system (Sirius) works great. The Navigation system is good. It is probably not the best all in one system you can buy. But, you really can't hardly touch another one that is built in for the price and have the features this has, plus a 3 year warranty.

My only complaints are:

1) you can not move the map on the Navigation system, other than zoom in and out, when you are moving. The system I have in my Grand Cherokee let's me do that, place the cursor on the location I want to go to and program the route. But, I'm getting used to this deficiency.

2) like everyone, I want U-connect to be functional. It isn't. Of course, if it were, it would have cost several hundred dollars more. My personal feelings, despite everything that has been said and written previously, are that DCX is going to make aftermarket parts available eventually to allow the system to operate. The connection is on the back of the radio. All we really need is the wiring harness, module and mic. There are stand-alone aftermarket systems out there that would work fairly well, but I want the controls on my radio to work and don't want to have to fool with keeping a seperate unit charged.

Some have bought the Pioneer AVIC-Z1 and it is a terrific unit. Can do it all. But, again you are looking at well above $2k with all the varous modules, unless you can install it yourself. I've got a Pioneer AVIC-N2 (several generations ago model) in my TJ. It's a good unit. No complaints.

But, if you've ordered the MyGig and understood it's limitations when you ordered it, I think you'll be very very happy.
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Unread 04-24-2007, 07:01 AM   #10
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Hi, I'm new to this forum. I just got my Jeep this Friday. I have my gig, it's awesome. Love everything about it! I don't understand why the u connect doesn't come with it, when it's set up for it. But, it does rock! Easy to use, works well with the radio. The only thing I had a problem with was downloading music from my ipod. I just think it'll take a bit to figure out. I was lucky with this jeep. Someone ordered it back in October and got tired of waiting for it. I just happened to walk in at the right time. I did wait a month, but that's nothing compared to the horror stories I've heard. I have a 3 year old son, and he loves watching the map on the my gig. I also have to say I was worried about the safety of the vehicle. I used to have a 99 Sahara, and used to get pushed aroung a bit with the wind. This is nothing compared to that. This baby is solid! I love it, and I am so glad they came out with this for the jeep lovers who now have a family.
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Unread 04-24-2007, 02:19 PM   #11
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Hi, I'm new to this forum. I just got my Jeep this Friday. I have my gig, it's awesome. Love everything about it! I don't understand why the u connect doesn't come with it, when it's set up for it. But, it does rock! Easy to use, works well with the radio. The only thing I had a problem with was downloading music from my ipod. I just think it'll take a bit to figure out. I was lucky with this jeep. Someone ordered it back in October and got tired of waiting for it. I just happened to walk in at the right time. I did wait a month, but that's nothing compared to the horror stories I've heard. I have a 3 year old son, and he loves watching the map on the my gig. I also have to say I was worried about the safety of the vehicle. I used to have a 99 Sahara, and used to get pushed aroung a bit with the wind. This is nothing compared to that. This baby is solid! I love it, and I am so glad they came out with this for the jeep lovers who now have a family.
You will have a great deal of trouble "downloading music" from your IPOD.
If you bought the songs on Itunes the songs are "M4P" files protected with DRM (Digital Rights Management) and the MyGig will not be able to play them.

You CAN however hook up the audio output of your Ipod to the aux jack on the front of the mygig and listen to the music from the ipod.

If the songs are MP3 files (that you ripped from a CD outside of Itunes, for example) you *might* be able to load it from the Ipod to the mygig's hard drive, but it will be tricky, since the ipod is pretty much designed to prevent you from dong this.

What I do, is transfer the files to a cheap usb-key drive, plug it into the USB port on the front of the mygig and then downloading is a snap.
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Unread 04-25-2007, 09:14 PM   #12
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Went into a jeep dealership today to ask if they had anything with MyGig so I could see it to add to my JK. I tried to explain what MyGig and they kept telling me they had the 2007 Nav System's on the lot. After seeing the units and how they are not MyGig I said thanks for your time. They were completely clueless about MyGig.
Haha. Same experience here. Does anyone have information on damage and theft of the LCD screen up front? Does it detach so you can remove it when you park somewhere?
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Unread 04-26-2007, 08:07 AM   #13
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Haha. Same experience here. Does anyone have information on damage and theft of the LCD screen up front? Does it detach so you can remove it when you park somewhere?
It does not detach.
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Unread 04-26-2007, 08:09 AM   #14
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Went into a jeep dealership today to ask if they had anything with MyGig so I could see it to add to my JK. I tried to explain what MyGig and they kept telling me they had the 2007 Nav System's on the lot. After seeing the units and how they are not MyGig I said thanks for your time. They were completely clueless about MyGig.
I'm confused. I don't know of any other factory nav system offered for the '07 Wrangler other than the MyGig. Are you sure that what you saw was not a mygig?

P.S. I have a MyGig and it does not say "MyGig" anywhere on it.
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Unread 04-26-2007, 11:25 AM   #15
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there is something listed as a Trailguide Navigation System in the back of the Brochure...it is just GPs though...no idea what it looks like...was there a NAV offering in the TJ?

On another note...anyone tried to go the website in the Mygig manual for updates? It doesn't work. I sent a message to DC but haven't heard a reply yet

www.chrysler.com/mygig/ is what's in the manual
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