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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi John, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. 馃槃
 

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Hi John, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi and welcome from leeds.
By coincidence, I am also a new member and have also bought a SLK350 (yesterday). Mine is a 2011 R171 model. Just waiting for a Mot and service to be done before I can pick mine up.

Also I agree with your comments about the OEM head unit and I will want to change the one in my car as soon as possible. I would be interested to see what choice you make.

regards, Ultrix
 

Registered 2008 SLK350
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Blimey, just caught up with the welcomes. Thank you everyone, what a cracking forum this is! Stay safe and try to stay sane!

ATVB John. 馃憤
 

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Hi and welcome from leeds.
By coincidence, I am also a new member and have also bought a SLK350 (yesterday). Mine is a 2011 R171 model. Just waiting for a Mot and service to be done before I can pick mine up.

Also I agree with your comments about the OEM head unit and I will want to change the one in my car as soon as possible. I would be interested to see what choice you make.

regards, Ultrix
Turns out it鈥檚 a minefield! I鈥檝e opted for a Bluetooth receiver in the glove box via the 3.5mm socket and powered it from the charging socket found below the glove box. Only temporary but at least I can stream music from my phone. I think it will need to be a full instal at a later date. If you need exact knowledge of what I鈥檝e bought just drop me a PM.

ATB John.
 

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Hi, thanks for letting me know. I realise it's a minefield. Initially I had considered replacing the standard unit with something based on Android. Over the last couple of days or so, I've been playing around with a couple of Android TV boxes. For use in a house rather than for use in a car.
While I am a fan of Android phones, Android doesn't seem to work right as a computer operating system. Nothing serious, just a list of minor things like mouse control being very jerky (not as smooth as on a laptop or PC).
Some of the specs for Android head units that are online say the units have a hd display, but have a resolution of 1024x600 which is not hd. I will defer my purchase until I can get my head around that one.
As a temporary solution, we have a spotify account, so I intend to use Bluetooth to stream music by Bluetooth from a phone. Although the car's Bluetooth fails to recognise one of our phones, which is only about 6 months old (a Samsung A70).
It would nice to know what unit you got, since your setup is one approach that I haven't considered.

regards, Robert
 

Registered 2008 SLK350
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Hi, thanks for letting me know. I realise it's a minefield. Initially I had considered replacing the standard unit with something based on Android. Over the last couple of days or so, I've been playing around with a couple of Android TV boxes. For use in a house rather than for use in a car.
While I am a fan of Android phones, Android doesn't seem to work right as a computer operating system. Nothing serious, just a list of minor things like mouse control being very jerky (not as smooth as on a laptop or PC).
Some of the specs for Android head units that are online say the units have a hd display, but have a resolution of 1024x600 which is not hd. I will defer my purchase until I can get my head around that one.
As a temporary solution, we have a spotify account, so I intend to use Bluetooth to stream music by Bluetooth from a phone. Although the car's Bluetooth fails to recognise one of our phones, which is only about 6 months old (a Samsung A70).
It would nice to know what unit you got, since your setup is one approach that I haven't considered.

regards, Robert
Robert, I鈥檒l post pics and spec later. Best John.
 
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