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Unread 03-07-2007, 01:52 PM   #16
2007UnlimitedNJ
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Possible replacement

For a good price... I am thinking about getting the JVC KD-NX5000
Hard drive navigation/DVD receiver. Here it is on Crutchfield: http://www.crutchfield.com/S-8pkF579...0&I=105KDNX500

It does a lot of what the MyGig can do, but it is only a single din radio. This will give me an exta storage space. The screen is a lot smaller, but I currently have a portable nav unit with a similar size screen and I am happy with it. The directions verbally tell you the street names. This is not the norm for in-dash units. As an added bonus to me, it has a removable face . Most NAV or DVD units do not have that capability which is valuable when the top is down... It is very easy to take the Wrangler's radio out and I would hate to have an $1800 MyGig stolen after it finally is released.

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Unread 03-07-2007, 05:43 PM   #17
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Why does everyone want the MyGig? I just don't get it.

The 6 disc stores more mp3s and is easy to make play DVD's.


Imo, the Trail Guide is a better all around GPS as you can actually use it somewhere besides the jk, and do your routes sitting at the computer. Who wants to spend all day sitting in the jk doing up a cross country route? Beyond lame.

I doubt very seriously that Uconnect will work on it either so that's not a selling point.

Seems like it's just waaaay overpriced. Grab the above and take the other $500 to buy a lift or something else if you need the "wow, cool" response from friends.
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Unread 03-07-2007, 05:45 PM   #18
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Why does everyone want the MyGig? I just don't get it.

The 6 disc stores more mp3s and is easy to make play DVD's.


Imo, the Trail Guide is a better all around GPS as you can actually use it somewhere besides the jk, and do your routes sitting at the computer. Who wants to spend all day sitting in the jk doing up a cross country route? Beyond lame.

I doubt very seriously that Uconnect will work on it either so that's not a selling point.

Seems like it's just waaaay overpriced. Grab the above and take the other $500 to buy a lift or something else if you need the "wow, cool" response from friends.


A better GPS and aftermarket headunit can be had than the ever so controversial MyGIG.
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Unread 03-07-2007, 08:47 PM   #19
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I'll bite...

For me, I'm looking forward to the collection of different features in one, factory installed, unit. DVD Video, Navigation, MP3, Sat. Radio...

I plan to add video monitors to the headrests, and wireless headphones for the kids at some point. Hopefully - a PS2 under a seat feeding into the vid. input too. (3 kids, tahoe is 4.5 hours away, family is 6.5 hours away ...)

The only other head-units with comparable features I've found in the aftermarket are the eclipse ($2100), and the Pioneer Avic-Z1 ($1900).

If I wasn't interested in all the features, then certainly aftermarket products might be a better deal, but as I see it:
  • I'm actually saving $500 by going with the MyGig. (My quote shows a ~$1400 invoice for RER)
  • I don't have to custom fab an insert or strip wire in the installation.
  • I need to learn patience anyway


At this point, both the myGig and the dual-top on 4dr are restricted, so it's unclear which is making me wait longer.
FWIW - That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!
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