There has been previous discussion on this in another thread (http://www.a5oc.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3020&postcount=21).Audi have quoted me approx £500 all in. i think it's a bit steep considering the cost of it is £200.
Thanks Aff. Looking at the Dension info (http://www.dension.com/icelinkgateway500.php), it does imply video connection, but don't know if this applies to the Audi installation. Maybe talking to your dealer or Dension (for UK this is Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd - [email protected] - Tel.: 0871 871 9747) specifically about the A5 will get a response. If the Audi guys from Bickley Audi read this, maybe they can respond?thanks george, i had a look and it may be a silly question but can you watch video footage on your screen if outputting from ipod/mp4 player to the dension?
Ah, thanks Stoatie. I'm in the same camp and was considering experimenting with the Denison styley CD chnager trick. You've save me from wasting time and money. It remains a source of real annoyance that Audi have crapped up on this one, leaving us having to pay thousands of pounds just to connect an ipod - somehing that's now generally standard on even the most basic little hatchbacks.The Dension would not work with my stereo because Audi have used the CD changer circuitry for the SD card. i.e, the normal way you would use a Dension (fool the stereo into thinking the ipod is the CD changer) is just not an option. We tried fitting it last week. I'm now resigned to the fact that my £32k car will never have ipod integration.
Not having digested the whole thread; have you spoken to your dealer about the fitment of a glovebox AMI unit that doesnt use MOST?Guys
I'm confused somewhat by these posts. I assume this only works if you have high-MMI - that is the sat nav package.
I have an '08 with the low-MMI concert-radio set-up. You can tell if you have low MMI as the start up screen says "Audi Infotainment System" when it starts. This system doesn't use MOST, but CAN. (or maybe it's the other way round?, whichever it's the WRONG one!)
I've been in touch repeatedly with an audio specialist since I got my car a year ago. The Dension would not work with my stereo because Audi have used the CD changer circuitry for the SD card. i.e, the normal way you would use a Dension (fool the stereo into thinking the ipod is the CD changer) is just not an option. We tried fitting it last week. I'm now resigned to the fact that my £32k car will never have ipod integration.
Unless there's anyone out there with low-MMI. Concert radio who has found a way for this to work?
PS - even if '08 models had aux-in, at least that would be something!:music-smiley-019:
Thanks ... this is consistent with what I've been told. Just out of interest, if anyone could help me answer these questions I'd be very grateful - if I were to obtain a 2009 Concert head unit:If you don't have MMI/satnav, AMI CAN for the radios is compatible with radios starting model year 2009, that is build week 22/2008 onwards. Car build before that, you need a new radio.