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W6050 only this thread

bazzle

Go Kart Champion
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Car(s)
MY08 R32 Silver 3dr
WD6050 / MT6505

Examples of some places where chaps have purchased these units from:

http://www.szmaisun.com/products.asp?id=66

http://www.szwaywell.com/prod_dtl.asp?id=489
Frank-szwaywell [sales1@szwaywell.com]


Diversity aerial adaptor:http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107474


My MK1 unit had been in for 9 months plus now and was working fine :thumbsup:
Hi Res 800x480 went in Dec 1st 09. Going great for a few months now :)

This thread is just for the WD6050 mk1 to 4. and new 800x480 Hi Res also sold as AVC9000-1 mk5

WD6050 versus WD6150 (hi res 800x480) here:
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2086493#post2086493

All you need to know about IGO8.3xx from Hollowman. Set up for Oz but just change map and dem for you country.

http://www.austech.info/gps/33277-ultimate-new-igo8-thread-hollowman-feb-2010-a.html#post268502

VW IGO8 scheme
http://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2273867&postcount=5360

Maos, igo etc http://www.navitotal.com/forums/index.php?varname=eng&langid=1

Bazzle
 
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zz2

VAG expert
Location
Perth, Austraaaliya
Car(s)
GTI V
im deffinately considering one.
but im only making up my mind once ive had a propper working demo of Mr X's unit.

i think my sister wants me to get one too.. shes got dibs on my MY08 MP3 unit to replace her crappy MY06 unit
 

1canuck2

Ready to race!
Location
Ontario, Canada
So, how come all the WD6050 info on GolfMKV is in the Aussie section? Shouldn't it be in the ICE section, or can it only be bought out your way?

I am in Canada, but have a friend in Shenzen, so I can likely get it through him. It just struck me as something of great interest to tons of peeps, yet its "tucked away" in a Regional section...
 

Big Yellow

I'm Big and i'm Yellow!
Location
Melbourne, Aust.
Car(s)
MY09 VW Golf R32 DSG
it started off as local discussion, and it boomed into this lol
 

James G

Spool makes me drool.
Location
Bunbury, WA
Car(s)
'06 CW GTI 3DR
Do want :biggrin:

I don't normally go for the Headunit discussions, but that price is awesome (when the FX is right)

how do i get? (i cbf to look through that mammoth thread for buying info, someone summarise :biggrin:)
 

soze

Go Kart Champion
Location
Orange County, CA
Car(s)
Something Else
I will update this thread as I go. This is to get most of the info out of the way.

*NOTE* - I HAVE NOT REMOVED THE PLASTIC FILM FROM THE LCD SCREEN

Waywell WD6050 Unit:



Package Contents:
1. Multimedia/Nav Headunit
2. VW OEM Harness cable/adapter
3. Aux-in cables
4. GPS antenna
5. Single Fakra to DIN radio adapter
6. iPod cable
7. Remote control
8. Crappy instruction booklet
9. (optional) SD card with GPS software

Features:

1. 6.5" 16:9 Panasonic TFT LCD Monitor 1220*234
2. Touch Screen with Graphic OSD display
3. Double SD slot,I-POD spported on front interface
4. Bluetooth with phonebook function
5. Dual zone: drive can listen to music while viewing the map watch DVD in front and watch TV in back at the same time
6. Compatible with divx/mp4/mp3/DVD/VCD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW,etc
7. Built-in TV tuner (PAL/NTSC/SECAM) (Requires separately purchased antenna)
8. Built-in FM/AM, 50 preset radio stations
9. One channel video input,two channel video output; Two channel audio input, three channel audio output
10. 4X 45W audio output
11. Back rear-view camera capability (with purchase of rearview camera)
12. Language: Italian,German,English,French,Spain,Russia,Portugal
13. Built-in RDS


1. Radio


- FM1, FM2, FM3, AM - 10 station presets each (I count 40 total, not sure how they got 50)
- Reception is good, but some cars may need a dual fakra to single din adapter.
- volume for radio is louder than other modes. need to remember to turn down the volume when changing to radio mode.
- no "Audio" menu in MFD

2. Navigation





- choice of Tom Tom, Route 66, or IGo8
- loads from SD card in GPS Card slot
- software is up to you, can download updates, etc.
- comes with GPS antenna
- so far IGo8 works great. I even have all the latest maps. GPS trip information etc. is a bonus.
- there is no Navigation menu in the MFD.
- you can listen to your other audio/video sources while you're in navigation mode. The nav button can toggle you back and forth between the navigation screen and audio/video source screen.

3. CD-C (CD Changer)


- uses OEM VW changer cable that is connected to your harness.
- OEM VW changer cable can be hooked up to OEM 6-disc external cd changer, OEM iPOD adapter, Phatnoise Phatbox/Kenwood Music Keg
- works like OEM cd changer controls only using the touchscreen.
- Phatbox/Music Keg works with this headunit and is a big PLUS!
- unfortunately no music text
- no "Audio" menu in MFD

4. iPod


- connects to the front of headunit with supplied iPod cable.
- able to mimic menu system shown on iPod
- able to display music text
- would have been better if they had a connection for this from the back of the unit as well
- no "Audio" menu in MFD

5. Bluetooth





- very easy to get working and pair with phone
- can view directory of phone numbers from your phone.
- no "phone" display in the MFD
- phone button on steering wheel works to answer calls, and place calls when number is selected
- call quality seems good, adequate

6. DVD



- Picture resolution is great!
- very easy to use
- memory playback for last point on DVD
- slight hiss on volume levels up to level 5 when parked, not an issue while driving.
- uses the dvd/cd slot at the top of the unit
- your basic multimedia based on disc player

7. SD Card slot



- not much to explain, load and browse folders
- plays MP3, DivX, JPG, etc. you get the idea, it does a lot.
- shows file names, don't remember if it shows ID3 tags. (i think it might)
- officially supports up to 2GB SD (non SDHC), but might support 4GB SD (non SDHC).

8. TV
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- requires external antenna to be purchased

9. Aux-In
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- cable is supplied with unit
- cable plugs into back of unit, and has a set of female RCA cables.
- you can hook up video game systems, or external A/V systems to this cable.

10. Rear View Camera
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- requires purchase of camera sold separately.
- used for rearview camera.

General Questions:
1. Does this unit work with the OEM VW premium audio amplifier?
Yes

2. How easy is this unit to install?
It is plug and play...no brainer

3. Does this unit support SDHC?
no

4. Can I use the steering wheel controls with this unit?
only the volume and mute buttons work. there is no audio menu. Still can use controls for trip and convenience setting menus.

5. Will my satellite radio unit (sirius, xm) work through the OEM harness connection with the WD6050?
no

6. Does this unit have a built-in hard drive?
no

7. Can you disable beeping on buttons?
yes

8. Can you watch videos while driving?
I wouldn't recommend it if you're the driver, but yes. You could also toggle it to safety mode to prohibit watching while driving too!

9. Does this unit have USB?
No. It remains to be seen if the new Multimedia adapter that is supposed to be used for the RNS-510 will work with this unit.
 
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SonicMrSumo

Rock and/or Roll!
Location
Sydney
I can't possibly see why I shouldn't purchase one of these things.
 

timj

Ready to race!
Location
Perth WA 6055
Car(s)
08 GTI
Yup ordering one today :) Had a good look at the one mrx bought and it honestly looks a lot nicer than the AVC9000 which I also have in the Jetta..

Anyone know what the stock 6 cd in dash MP3 compt unit is worth ? No point having both lol...
 

James G

Spool makes me drool.
Location
Bunbury, WA
Car(s)
'06 CW GTI 3DR
Can someone please link the ebay page or something :frown:
 

Big Yellow

I'm Big and i'm Yellow!
Location
Melbourne, Aust.
Car(s)
MY09 VW Golf R32 DSG
James,

First posts, first link.

I believe everyone ordered direct from manufacturers site. try send them an email. Thats what im doing now lolz.
 

morty

Ready to race!
Location
Melbourne
Car(s)
Mk5 R32 3door
I just emailed them directly... is everyone else buying from them by western union transfer? BTW, quoted price is $450USD delivered, so it's under the $1000AUD magic mark for GST/duty exemption.
 

Big Yellow

I'm Big and i'm Yellow!
Location
Melbourne, Aust.
Car(s)
MY09 VW Golf R32 DSG
lolz not sure if im ordering yet,

just sent them an email on pricing.

farking have to much shit to buy atm. wheels, GIAC and now this!!

damn it!!
 

fbruxel

stig's brother
Location
Brisbane, Australia
Car(s)
07 GTI DSG
lolz not sure if im ordering yet,

just sent them an email on pricing.

farking have to much shit to buy atm. wheels, GIAC and now this!!

damn it!!
:threadjacked:screw GIAC, GO APR! Hahah just kidding :) (nobody had threated to hijack this new thread!)

back on topic, looking forward to seeing the unit after someone in Brisbane buys it! Can anyone comment on the sound quality? On the other unit (AVC9000) there were several comments on how much better the sound quality was over stock stereo, but on this all I've read so far is 2 smallish comments on a hiss sound.
 
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