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Old 31st August 2010, 08:15   #31
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Thats way too expensive BTW what is TPMS and IPAS?
But the quality as such looks to be very good.
Doesnt it come with bluetooth, DVD and navigation ?
Alpine with the same spec, bluetooth ready comes for around 60k.
And the steering mounted controls are usable too. Even though 48k is a bit high, I think 40k is a good price. I will defenitely be considering it for our next car, corolla.
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I have VW Passat,the existing 2DIN unit is 6cd changer and AUX IN,I just bought one 2DIN unit from China wholesale on net.It is pin to Pin compatible with Passat 2DIN including MFT(multi function Display,steering controls),GPS built in navigation with working India maps,DVD player,Blue tooth,analouge TV with antena,SD card and USB in,radio am fm,Reverse camera made for passat rear number plate,it has win 6 mobile OS with 7" touch screen(I can see word and excel mobile files on it and load winmobile software in thru SD card).The sound quality is excellent.I have been using it for last two months without any hitch.If i want the same player from VW the price on net is 1220 EURO.The made in china is US $ 350 including UPS air shipping.I paid Rs 855 duty for custom and Rs 314 Octroi(Mumbai) and Rs 200 handing charges.The total came to Rs 18169 that includes Passat reverse camera and all india maps on 2gb SD card.
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i am thinking of buying a similar model for VW Polo.
The model number is Witson W2-D723V. Its basically the same as yours but a little different design.
Is your unit working fine or has it started giving you any troubles since its a chinese model.
Also the whole system is costing me about 16k with shipping. Can you tell me how did you manage to pay such less duty! i am quite worried about the duty the customs would charge me on it. Did you under-quote the total value or did you get it as a gift
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Sorry for the late post as I was out of town.you have to negosiate a deal with them you can chat live with there person on line,as for as custom duty ask them to put value for sample piece cost around US 70$.I have been using it for last two months without a hitch.
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Sorry for the late post as I was out of town.you have to negosiate a deal with them you can chat live with there person on line,as for as custom duty ask them to put value for sample piece cost around US 70$.I have been using it for last two months without a hitch.
Hi Vasant,

Checked out Caska and i agree it is very very expensive for a Chinese made product. I spoke to a Caska Dealer in Shenzen and he has quoted a price of USD 550 (DVD) + USD25 (Rear camera) + usd10 (4GB SD CARD) + USD55 (Parking sensor) + USD120 (TPMS) = USD760. 110 USD for shipping to India.

I checked out the aliexpress.com and there were a number of suppliers. Prices vary from 320 USD to 450 USD including shipping cost to India.

Please let me know if you could give me details of the supplier from whom you purchased your head unit.
Did your offer include the Rear camera?
How is working now?
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Old 7th June 2011, 07:31   #35
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I have been using it for almost one year now,it is still working fine ,except satnav as I do not have proper india maps for Route 66 mapping software.
I am out of mumbai,I should be back by July 1st week.give you all details later
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I am looking for an OE replacement for the Skoda Laura I am taking delivery of this weekend. I am sure I can get a Pioneer or Kenwood for half the price - and get an adapter that will fill up the gap left after installation.

But having seen the Caska on my friend's Accord, I felt it makes sense to spend the extra money.

Some points to consider:

- They are low volume players - since different models cater to different car makes
- They offer decent value for money in terms of featues.
- Menu might be a bit screwed up. But so is mine on a JVC. You just need to be super-intuitive


Comments welcome. I just have 2 more days to make a final call!
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I am looking for an OE replacement for the Skoda Laura I am taking delivery of this weekend......
Comments welcome. I just have 2 more days to make a final call!
If you would have seen my thread about Caska, then you would know that I would never again go anywhere near it again.

Here is how I see it, 7" touch BT HU (pioneer) + rear camera + mapmyindia GPS + moulding would cost almost the same as Caska unit (45k) and pioneer has a smoother flow in UI and as it is well known, it has much better audio output (my civic's OEM HU sounds better than Caska)

My vote goes to an assembled setup.

Only good thing for Caska is OEM look which pioneer may not give.
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Does anyone have details of the Caska IN 3631.

The Honda dealer in Hyderabad is quoting a very high amount just for the head unit (without speakers). I wanted to check if anyone on the forum has purchased this model recently either at a Honda dealer or with the accessories shops.

Any tips or experience that others can share on this particular model is welcome.
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I wanted to check if anyone on the forum has purchased this model recently either at a Honda dealer or with the accessories shops.
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Honda dealer in Bangalore charges around 55K with reverse camera
Product Code: CO-AT 197-A (8inch screen)
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Spent a little time with the Caska CO-AT 244 A Hyundai special Elantra. I have to say things are much improved on this new Caska unit. Though not super slick on the interface, the response of the touch screen is acceptable. All steering mounted controls works. Rear arm rest controls don't. A yet to be released software update will include functionality for arm rest controls. Its a straight fit requiring about a couple of minutes to swap out the stock head unit with the Caska. The mount is flush and looks like a stock installed unit from the factory. On sound, there is a marginal improvement in audio quality with the primary difference being the system plays much louder than stock with no distortion up to 80% gain. I must add that with a flat setting on the sound parameters, bass seems to get a higher priority than the other frequencies. A slight boost is required on mid and highs to even things out. Its still far from bad and you can easily listen to content at a flat eq setting. I must say the stock speakers are surprisingly good on the Hyundai. Bluetooth pairing is seamless and fast, good video quality with downloaded content as well as DVD media, Map my India works very well and is fast to load up, there is a Opera mini browser that snaps up faster than the browser on a Samsung Note 3. Internet connectivity is through a dedicated usb cable that is supplied and meant only to plug in a 3g dongle device. Yet to test the functionality. There is a dedicated Apple proprietary cable to connect an iPod or iPhone. A stylus is provided too. Usb media is plugged in at stock location. The finish, functionality and quality of the device seems to be on par with any of the popular car audio brands. Longevity is something that needs to be evaluated. The system was installed at Trident Hyundai on Sankey road. This dealer was the only one offering a trial of the system on my colleagues car before purchase. Damages to the wallet @ Rs. 54k. Pricey for something made in China. Free camera thrown in as part of the bundle.

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^^^ Thanks for the review Sandeepmohan. How good is the Bluetooth integration on this Caska unit?

Does the display show information about the streamed music (Artist/Album/Track name)? Can you move to the next/previous song track using the up/down controls on the steering wheel?
What about the phone integration? Does it allow you to see & navigate the Phone address book, select a specific contact to make a call. Does it show the caller info on the display? What happens when you switch on or switch off the car engine? Does the BT connection break up and re-connect or does it stay connected until you completely switch off the car?

Sorry for asking too many questions, but I am seriously unhappy with the factory system on the Elantra and need to change it! Thanks for your help!
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