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      04-22-2019, 05:27 PM   #1
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Anyone put nbt evo on their 1m

Hi anyone tried to put nbt evo on their 1m?
Did you get bimmertech or bimmer retrofit?
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      04-24-2019, 11:41 AM   #2
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would like to know as well!
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I have an Avin kit in the mail and will be installing next week. Dash components are already disassembled waiting for the unit to arrive. Fingers crossed it's plug and play as advertised. I waivered back and forth but finally had it with the poor iPhone integration with the stock system. I'll post photos and a brief review at some point. I am expecting the screen to stick out a bit higher than the stock NAV housing.

I have seen reference to a V3 system with 4G coming this summer. I am optimistic that the V2 system will be enough for my needs - I only need WiFi.

$600 all-in seems very reasonable if it works well.

https://avinusa.com/10-25-bmw-1-seri...on-system.html
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I am also super curious....please keep us informed! Please and thank you.
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I am also super curious....please keep us informed! Please and thank you.
Just finished the install this morning. In terms of the install - the only major surprise was that the unit does not drop straight into the original NAV opening. It required some relatively minor adjustment to the opening but still falls within the footprint of the original so you can go back to stock as needed.

The unit itself - it's a full blown Android computer on your dash. I have spent an hour with it so far. It is a HUGE upgrade from the standard unit - especially if you are somewhat tech savvy and don't mind configuring devices. It's not perfect - I am still working through some minor quirks. You get native Google Maps, WAZE, Spotify, ESPN, Prime Video, etc. right on your dashboard. Not sure I even need Apple Carplay which was my original intent. It does need an internet signal so I have it connected to my phone's hotspot. I would say that is mandatory if you want to maximize the experience.

Once I have it fully configured I will post a video. One of my concerns was that it would stick out too much vertically. After a quick drive I have no issue with the size. It could use a slip on cover to block the sun although the brightness is much better than the OEM unit and glare is not an issue. At night I can tell that there is a reflection on the windshield - again, a slip-on cover would resolve this.
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I am also super curious....please keep us informed! Please and thank you.
Just finished the install this morning. In terms of the install - the only major surprise was that the unit does not drop straight into the original NAV opening. It required some relatively minor adjustment to the opening but still falls within the footprint of the original so you can go back to stock as needed.

The unit itself - it's a full blown Android computer on your dash. I have spent an hour with it so far. It is a HUGE upgrade from the standard unit - especially if you are somewhat tech savvy and don't mind configuring devices. It's not perfect - I am still working through some minor quirks. You get native Google Maps, WAZE, Spotify, ESPN, Prime Video, etc. right on your dashboard. Not sure I even need Apple Carplay which was my original intent. It does need an internet signal so I have it connected to my phone's hotspot. I would say that is mandatory if you want to maximize the experience.

Once I have it fully configured I will post a video.
Can't wait to see the video. I'm curious how much higher it is than the stock unit. The car is mostly a weekend and track toy so I don't want it obstructing my site lines.
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Nice. How easy was the install? I assume you still have full functionality with the steering wheel controls and center consul radio controls? Definitely post a video when you get a chance.
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I am also super curious....please keep us informed! Please and thank you.
Just finished the install this morning. In terms of the install - the only major surprise was that the unit does not drop straight into the original NAV opening. It required some relatively minor adjustment to the opening but still falls within the footprint of the original so you can go back to stock as needed.

The unit itself - it's a full blown Android computer on your dash. I have spent an hour with it so far. It is a HUGE upgrade from the standard unit - especially if you are somewhat tech savvy and don't mind configuring devices. It's not perfect - I am still working through some minor quirks. You get native Google Maps, WAZE, Spotify, ESPN, Prime Video, etc. right on your dashboard. Not sure I even need Apple Carplay which was my original intent. It does need an internet signal so I have it connected to my phone's hotspot. I would say that is mandatory if you want to maximize the experience.

Once I have it fully configured I will post a video. One of my concerns was that it would stick out too much vertically. After a quick drive I have no issue with the size. It could use a slip on cover to block the sun although the brightness is much better than the OEM unit and glare is not an issue. At night I can tell that there is a reflection on the windshield - again, a slip-on cover would resolve this.
what about sound quality compared to the HK system?
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i had the avin avant 3 in my e46 m3 right now.. just a question for the 1m, regarding the wiring etc was it easy to install? do you hear any hissing/static sound with the unit?
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i had the avin avant 3 in my e46 m3 right now.. just a question for the 1m, regarding the wiring etc was it easy to install? do you hear any hissing/static sound with the unit?
You can hear some static on startup. Even though I have the optical wire - and moved it to the new harness, I still have to use the aux input jack to get the audio to play through. You need to adjust the various volume levels to optimize it - once you do that I believe it is acceptable.

Still looking to do a video on the system - hopefully this week. Overall I like it. It's not perfect and is a bit temperamental but I can live with the flaws given the huge gain in screen size / performance and the ability to run Maps, Video, CarPlay, etc.

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Just finished the install this morning. In terms of the install - the only major surprise was that the unit does not drop straight into the original NAV opening. It required some relatively minor adjustment to the opening but still falls within the footprint of the original so you can go back to stock as needed.

The unit itself - it's a full blown Android computer on your dash. I have spent an hour with it so far. It is a HUGE upgrade from the standard unit - especially if you are somewhat tech savvy and don't mind configuring devices. It's not perfect - I am still working through some minor quirks. You get native Google Maps, WAZE, Spotify, ESPN, Prime Video, etc. right on your dashboard. Not sure I even need Apple Carplay which was my original intent. It does need an internet signal so I have it connected to my phone's hotspot. I would say that is mandatory if you want to maximize the experience.

Once I have it fully configured I will post a video. One of my concerns was that it would stick out too much vertically. After a quick drive I have no issue with the size. It could use a slip on cover to block the sun although the brightness is much better than the OEM unit and glare is not an issue. At night I can tell that there is a reflection on the windshield - again, a slip-on cover would resolve this.
Can you tell me if the black plastic trim piece around the bottom can be removed? At least from what you can tell. Just wondering if I can wrap that in matching alcantara so it doesn't look 'off'
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