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Stock touch screen-boring

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by A7xschecter6661, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Oct 21, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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    A7xschecter6661

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    Hey guys, I see a lot of you adding touch screen nav systems and such and maybe that is the answer to my question.

    Am I missing something with the stock touch screen system? I don't have navidation so I can call people from my phone and select Am/Fm/Aux/BT. My previous car had all of that and did not have a touch screen, just buttons and a small display.


    Why is there such a fancy touch screen and everything when its so plain and boring and can hardly do anything? I am not complaining, just wondering why they went through the expense of the touch screen on non-navigation models?


    Another question, why does mine not display album art? Is it supposed to?
     
  2. Oct 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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    You could make it more interesting by touching the screen and touching yourself at the same time. :spy:
     
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    Good question...lol

    And yea if your phone has an album cover to the song it should display it, check the radio settings
     
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    mmmmm:rolleyes:
     
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    Will it display it over blue tooth or only plugged in aux/usb?
     
  7. Oct 21, 2013 at 10:16 AM
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    Mine displayed it with USB, and If I'm not mistaken, also should work with Bluetooth
    I have the 2014 navi non jbl now still does the same
     
  8. Oct 21, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    Mine only displays album art when plugged in, not via usb. Album artwork over Bluetooth should work for the '14 unit.
     
  9. Oct 21, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    Mine doesn't display album art even plugged in.
     
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    there's a option to make it display
     
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    This is just my guess, but it may be cheaper for them to produce fewer types of stereos and just upload different firmware to them. Rather than producing X number of touch screens with all the bells and whistles, and Y number of non-touch screens with only some bells. :notsure:

    And probably for marketing purposes too. It's more appealing to lots of people to have a stock touch screen in their new car. It just seems more high-tech and cooler so people have to have the newest and coolest thing.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2013 at 3:52 AM
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    probably, and by not even really nice ones don't cost that much so they make them in bulk dirt cheap in Japan :p



    I still have no album artwork though. Can anyone confirm with a picture that it shows your album cover? I went through the book and all the settings. Unless there is a hidden menu
     
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