Autotrail head unit

Gellyneck

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We're looking to replace the media unit in our 2012 Savannah as the one which came with the Moho is rubbish. Looking at either a Kenwood or Pioneer. Any views or advice?
Are you looking for a media centre with DVB-T (tv)? If so, do Pioneer or Kenwood do a unit with this functionality integrated? If not, will you be adding an external tuner unit?
Haven't replaced ours yet as something else always seems to be taking priority!
ps this XTrons unit has tv integrated. http://xtrons.co.uk/td696ads-6-95-android-5-1-lollipop-quad-core-64-bit-operating-system-double-din-car-dvd-player-with-built-in-dvb-t-tv.html
 
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I highly recommend the Pioneer AVIC-F980DAB-m
All singing all dancing and recommend dual camera. Sat nav is programmable for moho phone excellent. Has dab, play DVD on head, 2 USB'
It was a lot of money to a tight Yorkshireman but worth every penny
 
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I have a 2013 Comanche with a 12ELE2000. I might go for the Xtrons which Gellyneck mentions, the Pioneer doesn't seem to have TV? Grateful for any advice!
 

Gellyneck

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I have a 2013 Comanche with a 12ELE2000. I might go for the Xtrons which Gellyneck mentions, the Pioneer doesn't seem to have TV? Grateful for any advice!
Can now advise I fitted the Xtrons unit back in December however there was a fault with it. E-mailed the supplier (got it from here - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/XTRONS-TD696ADS-Android-5-1-Car-DVD-Player-Stereo-GPS-DVB-T-Digital-TV-Quad-Core-/262226582287?hash=item3d0dec1b0f:g:n9AAAOSwZVlXrWj3)
and they responded early next morning.
They requested I updated the firmware and do a factory reset on the unit. Did this, fairly easy, however fault remained. E-mailed them again and they provided a returns label overnight. Removed, packed up the unit and returned. Replacement received about 3/4 days later.
I've installed the new unit and it appears to be working OK but haven't had the opportunity to give it a full test as yet.
So, whilst it's a bummer the first unit was faulty, suppose these things can happen but the level of service from the supplier has been very good.
In addition to the head unit I also had to get the following parts -
If your current unit is wired the same way as ours was be aware you may need to make some minor modifications to the wiring supplied with the Xtrons unit as the Auto-trail wiring is not 100% ISO format. If you do get the Xtrons unit I can let you know the mods I did.
You should also note the unit may now be in run out so stocks may not last for too long.
Let me know if you want further info.
 
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Had mine in nearly a couple of years now and everything works as it should and well pleased with it, the only thing I would like is the ability to turn off the screen on the unit but not found a way so I just cover it over when watching the overhead screen.
 

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Had mine in nearly a couple of years now and everything works as it should and well pleased with it, the only thing I would like is the ability to turn off the screen on the unit but not found a way so I just cover it over when watching the overhead screen.
Should have mentioned in previous post that some (most!) of the content was plagiarised from info provided by yourself, sorry!
I also omitted the requirement for this additional part - https://www.a*azon.co.uk/Type-Female-Male-Plug-Connector-Silver-Tone/dp/B01GNKSZ02/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1510166800&sr=8-3&keywords=SMA+Male+to+F+Type+Female&dpID=413245HHQKL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

Not looked at "hiding" the TV output on the head unit but could you switch back to home screen (seem to remember I did that in error and wondered what happened!) to a static display? Probably better using your technical solution though.
Hiding of the screen on the old unit was a pain as any time you pressed any button (eg volume) on the remote it brought back the display!
 
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