dr_sharp Posted May 13, 2010 Share Posted May 13, 2010 I got the Magden unit today. Kudos to the guy on Nasioc for using USPS priority and getting it to me in 2 days! It looks great. I have some horizontal lines that are slightly visible but I believe that is an artifact of an old composite cable. I have a new one that I'm going to try when I do the actual install. Since we cannot hook up the touch-screen feature (at least for now) to external sources, I needed a USB pointing device. I tried a regular USB mouse and it worked fine. The legacy is not on the list of vehicles to select but everything works out OK if you select the STi. The current gear display requires a calibration so the different ratios in 5th and 6th is no problem. The speed matches the speedometer perfectly but the tachometer seems to read slightly higher than the car's tach (i.e. 3100 instead of 3000). I guess you could attribute this to the different redlines? (6250 vs. 7000). It could also just be the fact that the car's tach may have some lag from inertia since it is an analog gauge, but I will check it out at constant speed and report back. Other than that, everything they say about it is true. The different layouts are nice and there are alot of color selections. Unforunately the colors are limited and vary at each layout. In other words, I can select red gauges in one of the layouts, but not in another layout. There are 3 base layouts. The first is the standard layout with 2 large gauges -- top left, top right -- and 3 small gauges -- in a triangle below the two big ones. The second layout is the nicest looking in my opinion. It has 4 small gauges and 1 large gauge. They are laid out like the 5 on a die, and the top right is larger than the rest. The final layout is a column of bar graphs. I think the only thing the bar graph would be cool for is the g-meter. You can easily switch between english and metric units and everything seems to function just fine. The unit comes with a 1GB usb stick which I assume could be used to export recorded data to a PC. I've attached the pictures that I took of it while hooking it up. When I go to hook it up, I will probably put it under the passenger seat as this seems to be the most convenient location. It is too big for the center console. I do have one issue that I'd love to get some input on: how to enable nav video input while the lights are turned on. I've had this problem ever since I did the wire mod on the dvd reader under the driver's seat (aka nav in motion mod). It never bothered me since I had no intention of watching videos at night, but now I would like to have this functioning both day and night. Let me know if you know how to fix this! Thanks. lol Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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