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Old 22nd June 2018, 10:44 PM
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Default Just Fitted a Fire TV On MMI 2G

I had a spare input on my digital tuner so I thought Id stick at Fire TV in it. It works amazingly and now I have built in Netflix, Kodi, Apple Music, iPlayer etc. On all 3 TVs Proper chuffed with it.

Heres what I needed;

AV in cable
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F381575113139

4G Router and SIM card
Huawei E5577 Black 4G Low-cost Travel Wi-Fi, Super-Fast Portable Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot Long-lasting Battery
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B011YM0O..._vTxlBbDCR7CJA

HDMI to Composite adapter (I had one of these in stock but this should do)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N5KNF..._EXxlBb4MGJPCF

And 2 of these 12v to 5v converters
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00G890M..._L2xlBbMZYJ8R9
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With Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, Advanced Parking System, TV Analog/ Digital, Rear/Back Window blinds, Front and rear heated seats, Alcantara Roof, Extended leather Pack 2, Extended Aluminium pack, Carbon and Aluminium trim packs, RSE, PS2.

Jobs done so far;

Lowered 10mm with VCDS, Reinstalled factory DVB, Unlocked VIM, Updated MMI to 5570, Fixed Factory Bluetooth Phone, Fitted heated fan-spray washers, Installed Bluetooth DAC For Audio, Added projection Puddle lights, Wind Deflectors, Fitted Apple TV to all 3 Screens, installed car WiFi, Fitted Custom vortex Exhaust

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Old 22nd June 2018, 10:45 PM
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No idea why 2 of the pictures are upside down
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Audi S8 D3 07MY 5.2 V10 Daytona Grey
With Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, Advanced Parking System, TV Analog/ Digital, Rear/Back Window blinds, Front and rear heated seats, Alcantara Roof, Extended leather Pack 2, Extended Aluminium pack, Carbon and Aluminium trim packs, RSE, PS2.

Jobs done so far;

Lowered 10mm with VCDS, Reinstalled factory DVB, Unlocked VIM, Updated MMI to 5570, Fixed Factory Bluetooth Phone, Fitted heated fan-spray washers, Installed Bluetooth DAC For Audio, Added projection Puddle lights, Wind Deflectors, Fitted Apple TV to all 3 Screens, installed car WiFi, Fitted Custom vortex Exhaust

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Old 23rd June 2018, 12:37 AM
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Thats cool any chance of getting some wiring pics? I have 3 of those cables not sure what colour pins go where on the dtv
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Old 23rd June 2018, 12:31 PM
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Thats cool any chance of getting some wiring pics? I have 3 of those cables not sure what colour pins go where on the dtv
Sure, next time I have the DTV unit out Ill get some pics.

If you have a continuity tester its easy enough to figure out which pin does what, then you just use the attached pin outs on the DTV plug
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Audi S8 D3 07MY 5.2 V10 Daytona Grey
With Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, Advanced Parking System, TV Analog/ Digital, Rear/Back Window blinds, Front and rear heated seats, Alcantara Roof, Extended leather Pack 2, Extended Aluminium pack, Carbon and Aluminium trim packs, RSE, PS2.

Jobs done so far;

Lowered 10mm with VCDS, Reinstalled factory DVB, Unlocked VIM, Updated MMI to 5570, Fixed Factory Bluetooth Phone, Fitted heated fan-spray washers, Installed Bluetooth DAC For Audio, Added projection Puddle lights, Wind Deflectors, Fitted Apple TV to all 3 Screens, installed car WiFi, Fitted Custom vortex Exhaust

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Old 24th June 2018, 09:35 PM
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Hello Chip, I like what you have done.
Do you have any audio whine/hum whistle (ground loop feedback).
I do and I'm using a bluetooth receiver on AV1 and a MOTOVIEW airplay/chromecast on AV2 and was wondering if your power supply would be better than my USB cigar adapter.
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Old 25th June 2018, 03:51 AM
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Hello Chip, I like what you have done.
Do you have any audio whine/hum whistle (ground loop feedback).
I do and I'm using a bluetooth receiver on AV1 and a MOTOVIEW airplay/chromecast on AV2 and was wondering if your power supply would be better than my USB cigar adapter.

There is a slight high pitched hum when no audio is playing but it’s not Audiable when something is
Doesn’t the cig socket stay powered all the time?

If you are getting a ground loop you could try this?
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F250489744414
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Audi S8 D3 07MY 5.2 V10 Daytona Grey
With Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, Advanced Parking System, TV Analog/ Digital, Rear/Back Window blinds, Front and rear heated seats, Alcantara Roof, Extended leather Pack 2, Extended Aluminium pack, Carbon and Aluminium trim packs, RSE, PS2.

Jobs done so far;

Lowered 10mm with VCDS, Reinstalled factory DVB, Unlocked VIM, Updated MMI to 5570, Fixed Factory Bluetooth Phone, Fitted heated fan-spray washers, Installed Bluetooth DAC For Audio, Added projection Puddle lights, Wind Deflectors, Fitted Apple TV to all 3 Screens, installed car WiFi, Fitted Custom vortex Exhaust


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Old 25th June 2018, 08:31 AM
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Thanks.
Yes cig socket is on all the time, but battery seems to cope OK. I would unplug if I was parked at the airport etc... but car is used at least 5 times a week.
I will make a switched supply one day as per the video on dognmonkey.com website.
I might try one of those isolators but in theory, they should reduce the audio quality a bit. I'll post back if/when i do.
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Old 25th June 2018, 09:07 AM
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Thanks.
Yes cig socket is on all the time, but battery seems to cope OK. I would unplug if I was parked at the airport etc... but car is used at least 5 times a week.
I will make a switched supply one day as per the video on dog n monkey website.
I might try one of those isolators but in theory, they should reduce the audio quality a bit. I'll post back if/when i do.
My car came with a PS2 fitted so I already had these piggy-back fuses installed, one is constant 12v and the other is ignition

Not sure why they ran the constant all the way through the car though
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Audi S8 D3 07MY 5.2 V10 Daytona Grey
With Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, Advanced Parking System, TV Analog/ Digital, Rear/Back Window blinds, Front and rear heated seats, Alcantara Roof, Extended leather Pack 2, Extended Aluminium pack, Carbon and Aluminium trim packs, RSE, PS2.

Jobs done so far;

Lowered 10mm with VCDS, Reinstalled factory DVB, Unlocked VIM, Updated MMI to 5570, Fixed Factory Bluetooth Phone, Fitted heated fan-spray washers, Installed Bluetooth DAC For Audio, Added projection Puddle lights, Wind Deflectors, Fitted Apple TV to all 3 Screens, installed car WiFi, Fitted Custom vortex Exhaust

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Old 28th June 2018, 08:12 PM
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I might try one of those isolators but in theory, they should reduce the audio quality a bit. I'll post back if/when i do.
I bought 2 of the ones listed above and it makes a MASSIVE difference, no loss of signal quality but when the music is paused now I hear nothing! Sounds so frikken good now! Highly recommend
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Audi S8 D3 07MY 5.2 V10 Daytona Grey
With Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, Advanced Parking System, TV Analog/ Digital, Rear/Back Window blinds, Front and rear heated seats, Alcantara Roof, Extended leather Pack 2, Extended Aluminium pack, Carbon and Aluminium trim packs, RSE, PS2.

Jobs done so far;

Lowered 10mm with VCDS, Reinstalled factory DVB, Unlocked VIM, Updated MMI to 5570, Fixed Factory Bluetooth Phone, Fitted heated fan-spray washers, Installed Bluetooth DAC For Audio, Added projection Puddle lights, Wind Deflectors, Fitted Apple TV to all 3 Screens, installed car WiFi, Fitted Custom vortex Exhaust

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Old 6th July 2018, 04:44 PM
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I got bored of the Fire TV so I swapped it for an Apple TV, much better airplay support and still has all my favourite apps.

Instead of getting a (big nasty) power inverter I opened the Apple TV up and found that the Transformer outputs 3.3v so I bought a 12-4v in-line step down tranny and it runs it fine. Now I get the Album/Track/Art Show on my MMI screen whilst airplaying
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Audi S8 D3 07MY 5.2 V10 Daytona Grey
With Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System, Advanced Parking System, TV Analog/ Digital, Rear/Back Window blinds, Front and rear heated seats, Alcantara Roof, Extended leather Pack 2, Extended Aluminium pack, Carbon and Aluminium trim packs, RSE, PS2.

Jobs done so far;

Lowered 10mm with VCDS, Reinstalled factory DVB, Unlocked VIM, Updated MMI to 5570, Fixed Factory Bluetooth Phone, Fitted heated fan-spray washers, Installed Bluetooth DAC For Audio, Added projection Puddle lights, Wind Deflectors, Fitted Apple TV to all 3 Screens, installed car WiFi, Fitted Custom vortex Exhaust

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