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Old 23rd April 2008, 13:16   #1
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Can you name the HU brands that come with a RF steering remote?
I know of only pioneer and that one needs some line of sight for the remote,although it is RF.
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Hi Nitrous
Blaupunkt head units too have steering remote but they dont come as a standard equipment with the head unit, one needs to but them separately
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Thumbs up Blaupunkt...Steering remote

There are certain Blau HUs that blend well ( wirelessly ) with the Blau steering remote.
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I once had a Blaupunkt with a steering mounted controller.
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Please note that the original poster wants a RF (radio frequency) based remote control. IIRC Pioneer etc. are IR (infra-red) based ones and need line-of-sight connectivity, and hence suck.
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^^If Pioneer steering remote sucks for you, then what would be good in ur book?
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IIRC Pioneer etc. are IR (infra-red) based ones and need line-of-sight connectivity, and hence suck.

Actually they dont need L-O-S a little here and there they work very fine. I am using them since last 10 years No issues faced. Keep changing the Button Cell regularly.
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I've always stuck to Pioneer HU's over three cars. the prime reason was the Pioneer steering remote that I bought with the first car! got so used to it that every time the car changed the HU was Pioneer. (The remote is compatible across most units). Its quite handy with a large button on top which cuts the volume by about 90% - great if you receive a call while driving. Haven't needed to change the battery yet. It's removable from its clasp in case you need to give the car for service. VFM IMO
Paid Rs.1200 for it about 3.5 years back.
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^^If Pioneer steering remote sucks for you, then what would be good in ur book?
Since you are a big time fan of Sony, why dont you try Aiwa, they have steering remotes.
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@Sony_lover: Sony's got a wonderful remote for the driver. Its not on the steering wheel.
But,its like a miniature gear knob which works like the iDrive or the HK Drive+play. IIRC,its wired and doesn't need line of sight.
If only sony made better HUs...
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Nitrous, Check out my Garage, Got the Pioneer you were referring to. Not too Bad. Only when the Remote goes to Extreme right 'like a U-turn', it doesnt work.
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Ok,I forgot to mention.
I already have a Pioneer steering remote.
It works fine in my ikon. But, it doesnt work in my SUV. I spent about 20 minutes trying different positions in the steering. The line of sight is blocked by my thigh and it doesnt work.
It works if i keep it a couple inches from the HU for which the entire purpose of "remote" is lost.

This made me look at my options for HUs with a good steering remote control which doesnt distract the driving.
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An IR Repeater like this one perhaps ? IR-X Infrared Repeater
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@Ikon, pio, jbl_lover get AIWA AIWA AIWA AIWA AIWA.

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What AIWA? AIWA makes HUs?

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