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No-name chinese radios off of amazon

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mermalady, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:41 PM
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    mermalady

    mermalady [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ordered a Chinese no-name android car stereo off of Amazon? I want to update my Taco. It seems like they're a really good price, and I *really* like the functionalities they have (OBD readout, screen mirroring, offline navigation). The downside is of course that there aren't any with a motorized tilt that I've found with the other apps.
    These are two I'm looking at:
    http://a.co/ePcsbtM
    http://a.co/dwQ3EAO
     
  2. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:49 PM
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    damn, no way to mod?
     
  3. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:52 PM
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    mechanicjon They call me "Jonny Stubs"

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    I think i'm wrong on that. ignore me. :rofl:
     
  4. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:53 PM
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    the double dins are all the same. the difference is the 6.2" has buttons on one side of the screen.
     
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    THIS IS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER
     
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  6. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:55 PM
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    I really like the OBD/nav, but if nothing else there's ones with good tilt functions because of how low it is:http://a.co/5ljvLtL
     
  7. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:56 PM
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    mechanicjon They call me "Jonny Stubs"

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    Is it motorized to tilt or just to allow you to put a CD in?
    I love my Pioneer
     
  9. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:58 PM
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    as far as I can tell, they *do* use gmaps/waze when online:
    • Build-in GPS receiver, compatible with Waze/Navfree/Google Map etc
     
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    the pioneer one has something like 5 levels of tilt
     
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    Nifty. I don’t use a ton of maps so that wasn’t a big factor in my decision.
     
  12. Feb 20, 2018 at 6:16 PM
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    Someone tell an old guy what tilt is in a radio. The last tilt I knew had to do with pinball.
     
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  13. Feb 20, 2018 at 7:47 PM
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    I have a JOYING. A couple years old now, but for any given "model year" all brands are basically the same.

    Wrote up what I thought of it here: Life changing magic of tidying up - or, "I hate my stereo" (JOYING UL-135 Android-based head unit)

    TL;DR: It's pretty good if you aren't an audiophile. Also, the position of our radio makes it less-than-ideal for nav (it's too low in the dash) but I still use it for that.
     
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  14. Feb 20, 2018 at 10:38 PM
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    OME and worth every penny.
    the led screen tilts so you can view it at a better angle.

    I sprung for a $500 dollar Sony in 2005. Still using it today. Just had to upgrade interface as things to plug in have advanced.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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    IMO the dash ergonomics in a first gen are just not made for a touch display. The radio is way too low even if it's tilted
     

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