Way on the other side up on Lake Erie, in Erie, Pa.
ResumeSpeed said:Modifications have been done by a couple of aftermarket companies on the 2nd generation Mopar Nav system, the RB1. But note that those modifications did NOT simply allow a DVD movie title to be played in the Nav disc slot, but rather were modified to add video/audio input jacks at the rear. Therefore, in order to "see" a movie on the Mopar Nav, you had to have a separate auxillary DVD player in which to feed the A/V signals to the in-dash RB1 unit. The cost for the modifcation has been outrageous, $600-$1000!
As far as I know no one has of yet performed the same modification on the new REC navigation radio. However, Jeep will introduce a rear-view camera system as an option in the Commander (and also into other new DCX vehicles). The camera image will display on the REC radio, which probably means that one would be able to tap into the wiring and feed a signal from a separate DVD player so as to play movies through the dash screen.
The Mopar Nav units have been intentionally designed to not be able to play DVD movies because of liability concerns.
Guess I should have done a little more searching first, I didn't realize NAVIplus had already come out with an interface. It will be interesting to see how the factory will tie in to the REC radio with the new rear camera system.catchMEifUcan said:ResumeSpeed,
You are incorrect. Several people have hacked the REC including one of our forum sponsors: NAVIplus.