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Old 15th May 2009, 13:14   #16
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but then may be I am yet to explore it properly
Am sure one would learn something new everyday out of this unit
How about song list? can one have song list, browse through it and then select which one to play?
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yes, the list button is really handy on the clarion. slightly slow fetching the songs from a large drive, but yes, it is very much there!
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Old 15th May 2009, 15:45   #18
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Any of you with the 785 get the PAC controller? I've ordered the controller to I won't have to give up steering wheel controls.

So I guess on the whole I'm the one who's paid to most for the unit as a whole, at around USD220 for the HU, the PAC and shipping to my house in Cali...

Anyway, I'm hoping that even if the SLIDETRACK is complicated the steering controls will take care of basic operations.

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PS: Can we please have a more detailed review of the UI and the "ease of use" factor of this HU?
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on the contrary Slidetrack is quite easy to use

Which car's PAC controller have you ordered? for how much?
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on the contrary Slidetrack is quite easy to use

Which car's PAC controller have you ordered? for how much?
PAC modules are not car specific, they're HU specific. I've ordered the unit which works with Clarions. (USD 55)

The steering controls just lead to I think 3 wires. You wire this to the PAC module, and the module attaches to the HUs wired remote in.

Then you have to go through some steps to program the module and your steering controls are good to go!

The PAC modules are generic, so don't worry about whether or not it'll work with your car.

I'm surprised though, tons of gurus on the forum (Seriously I've been learning so much in this section. I'm an engine geek!) and I can't believe I actually have something worthwhile to contribute...

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PS: I feel so special now

PPS: Anyone who wants to DIY I believe that there's a way to wire your steering controls directly to the HU and retain them. I'm too much of a whimp to try it, but I'm sure some of you engineer types can figure it out, it'll save you 2700 rupees!
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PAC modules are not car specific, they're HU specific. I've ordered the unit which works with Clarions. (USD 55)
I'm surprised though, tons of gurus on the forum (Seriously I've been learning so much in this section. I'm an engine geek!) and I can't believe I actually have something worthwhile to contribute...
Depend on Car & HU, it should match both you see.

Yes many gurus if not tons, but all may not answer all queries besides apparently not many are fan of the PAC modules

The Clarion supports steering remote for quiet a few cars & if your car is one of them then you can simply get the connection module.

My car doesnt have stock ICE forget about a Steering remote
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Hey guys, could you point me to a US web store where i can buy this. The lowest i could find was Amazon. Have somebody coming down from the US.
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Hey guys, could you point me to a US web store where i can buy this. The lowest i could find was Amazon. Have somebody coming down from the US.
Here you go!

Clarion DXZ785USB In-Dash CD Receivers with MP3 / WMA Playback In-Dash Car Stereo Receivers and Head Units Car Audio and Video - Sonic Electronix

DXZ785USB - Clarion CD/MP3/WMA/AAC Receiver With AUX and USB inputs
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Thanks buddy. I have a budget of $200. I guess this is one i should get with that kind of a budget. Does Clarion have a steering remote also which works with the same HU.
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No it doesnt AFAIK.
Maybe the universal remote (which frankmehta is using) will work
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Does Clarion have a steering remote also which works with the same HU.
Yes it does, hope fully this should work.

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St. Anger has one. In his car.
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Depend on Car & HU, it should match both you see.
The Clarion supports steering remote for quiet a few cars & if your car is one of them then you can simply get the connection module.

My car doesnt have stock ICE forget about a Steering remote
Well as far as my understanding goes (And it's limited) Clarion connectors will work with steering remotes which come with OE Clarion HUs. That's because there is a controller already present.

As far as the generic PAC controllers are concerned, they work with all cars (As far as my understanding goes. Have been running PACs in both my US cars for around 2 years now)

And no stock ICE well yeah I understand that steering controls would not be required in such a case . But look on the bright side, without ICE your system is not an upgrade over stock, it's just ICEing it right the first time.

Also as far as comfort and options went, if you get it all with the car you have, there would be little reason to upgrade later

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PS: Please guys a more in depth review of this HU, I know there are quite a few of you kicking it with the Clarion 785!
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PS: Please guys a more in depth review of this HU, I know there are quite a few of you kicking it with the Clarion 785![/b]
DocG and others, there are at least 2 detailed threads already existing on this HU, coincidentally started on the same day.

Read it all here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...z-785-usb.html
and here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/ask-gu...z785usb-6.html

Both of them cover all that you guys ask for, and much more.
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That's right, thx Nishant
Let us stick here only for the review part and on the sound quality.
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