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Old 08-01-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default Pioneer Nav Unit AVIC-Z1

Has anyone installed this Pioneer Nav unit into their C6 2006 vette?

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In-dash DVD player/navigation system with built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
Fits double-sized dash openings
Motorized 7" video screen with touch-panel controls
Turn-by-turn map and voice guidance
Built-in 30GB hard drive performs all navigation functions
Stores up to 10GB of music files
Voice command capability; microphone included
Text-to-speech technology announces the names of most roads
Learning capability: remembers frequently traveled roads and suggests familiar routes
Smart routing algorithm takes data such as posted speed limits and number of turns into account to suggest the most efficient route possible
Plays DVDs, DVD-R/RWs, DVD+R/RWS, CDs, CD-R/RWs, and MP3/WMA discs
Navigation antenna included
Nearly 11 million points of interest
Roadside Assistance display
64MB internal memory
3-band parametric EQ
XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio-ready (subscription also required)
Compatible with Pioneer's iPod interface adapter, Bluetooth adapter, and DVD/CD changer
Audio/video input
Rear-view camera input
Front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs
Tri-zone capable
Supertuner IIID AM/FM tuner
18 FM/6 AM presets
Designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:33 PM   #2
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what is the cost?
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Old 08-01-2006, 02:02 PM   #3
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It list for around 2250.00 but I have found it online for under 1400.00 My plan is to purchase it online and find a good installer.... so the search is on.

I first saw this unit at a Car Toys store in Dallas. The harddrive built into the system makes it very easy to store your CD's. Everytime you put in a CD it hasen't played, it will rip it onto the HD so you don't need the CD again. I believe it saves it as an MP3 file so you can load lot's of music onto the system. The navigation software is also loaded onto the HD which gives faster access to the data than a typical DVD reader.

Here is a link to the pioneer site with lots of good information on the unit.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn...html#AVIC-HOME

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Old 08-01-2006, 02:26 PM   #4
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It list for around 2250.00 but I have found it online for under 1400.00 My plan is to purchase it online and find a good installer.... so the search is on.

I first saw this unit at a Car Toys store in Dallas. The harddrive built into the system makes it very easy to store your CD's. Everytime you put in a CD it hasen't played, it will rip it onto the HD so you don't need the CD again. I believe it saves it as an MP3 file so you can load lot's of music onto the system. The navigation software is also loaded onto the HD which gives faster access to the data than a typical DVD reader.

Here is a link to the pioneer site with lots of good information on the unit.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn...html#AVIC-HOME

I have it and LOVE it! The Nav unit is excellent. I also like the fact that I can "download" a cd and develop my own library since it has a hard drive built in. It will record whatever you put in. I just had the XM processor installed and it comes with a traffic feature that will let you know what the traffic is like in the area in which your are travelling. I do not live in a large city but it is great when we are going to one. I cannot say anything negative about this unit. I have had it for a couple months now and really haven't figured everything out but it has so many features it will take a while to learn them all. You can't go wrong with the Z1.


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Old 08-01-2006, 03:01 PM   #5
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I bought it as well. Got it from http://www.discountcarstereo.com/detail.aspx?ID=946 and they were offering a discount for CF Members a while back. I ended up buying the Sirius Tuner, the Bluetooth unit, the chime keeper, and Dashkit from them. I love the setup, and never had any issues with it.
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Old 08-01-2006, 03:52 PM   #6
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It list for around 2250.00 but I have found it online for under 1400.00 My plan is to purchase it online and find a good installer.... so the search is on.

I first saw this unit at a Car Toys store in Dallas. The harddrive built into the system makes it very easy to store your CD's. Everytime you put in a CD it hasen't played, it will rip it onto the HD so you don't need the CD again. I believe it saves it as an MP3 file so you can load lot's of music onto the system. The navigation software is also loaded onto the HD which gives faster access to the data than a typical DVD reader.

Here is a link to the pioneer site with lots of good information on the unit.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pn...html#AVIC-HOME
Where are you getting this for $1400?
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Old 08-01-2006, 04:28 PM   #7
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Where are you getting this for $1400?

Here is a link to the web site selling the unit for 1484.00 and below one for 1439.00

I did a quick check on pricegrabber.com and there are several sites selling in the 1500.00 range.

http://www.hpdirectav.com/item.aspx?eid=7&pid=99050
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Does anyone have a picture of the unit in their dash? I'm interested in how it looks in the C6 dash.
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Old 08-01-2006, 05:13 PM   #8
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Ohh boy,,, are these refurbs or Japanese imports? I've heard horror stories about these companies. I did alot of research on digi cams and found out that too good to be true deals we're Canon knockoffs.. be careful bro.. Those prices are below dealer cost and Pioneer regulates that.
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Be sure the verify that Pioneer will honor the warranty if purchased through an online dealer. Pioneer only honor the warrenty if it was purchased through an "authorized dealer".
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Old 08-01-2006, 05:41 PM   #10
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I have it and I love it! I got it through a friend but I also saw it on ebay for $1599 buy it now price. I also hooked up the nav traffic feature for $3.99 more on my xm bill, I think for fifty bucks a year its worth it. Overall I say its the best Head Unit on the market right now.
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I heard that this unit have a gyro sensor. So the DVD video would not play while the car is moving. There is no way around this. IS this true?
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I heard that this unit have a gyro sensor. So the DVD video would not play while the car is moving. There is no way around this. IS this true?
im interested in this unit as well but am also worried about the above...

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im interested in this unit as well but am also worried about the above...

Watch a lot of movies while cruising down the freeway?
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I heard that this unit have a gyro sensor. So the DVD video would not play while the car is moving. There is no way around this. IS this true?

My installer told me he could put some sort of switch in it to make the DVD player work while driving. I don't ever watch dvd's in my car so I didn't ask him to explain it but he said they had done a number of them with no problems.



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Any install issues or problems? How long of an install? Thanks
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Watch a lot of movies while cruising down the freeway?
no.. but it would be nice for the g/f when we go out of town ...
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Bet it does not work with the HUD. I find that one of the neat features of the current Vette nav system.
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Bet it does not work with the HUD. I find that one of the neat features of the current Vette nav system.
yeah i like that too.. but one trade off for a lot better features...

1. i hate the mp3 player in the stock unit.. its too sluggish..
2. the display is subpar to this one.
3. the built in HD will be really nice for storing songs on...
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