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Old 01-27-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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Has anyone used the White Automotive & Media Sevrices?

http://www.whiteautoandmedia.com/ind...mart&Itemid=54

You pay $125 and ship your radio to them for the VIM Flash.

I sure want to unlock the video in my car. I know the JHP product must be good, but $267, after a $90 rebate is a bit more than I want/can to spend.

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Old 01-27-2011, 05:45 PM   #2
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sounds interesting but what does it actually do?
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:46 PM   #3
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Chris does great work. He's done my VIM flash. I also got my "hacked" atari gauges from him for my 09 as well as the bluetooth Onstar module flashed.
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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yes he does great work but what does it do to my radio?
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:54 PM   #5
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The stock setting will not allow the radio to show video over a certain speed. The vim flash allows the radio to always show video all the time regardless of speed.
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Old 01-27-2011, 07:34 PM   #6
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lol, chris White (aka GTPPrix) is a vendor on this board. He runs White Auto and Media for his website.

His VIM solution involves taking out the radio and shipping it to him. You keep the faceplate and just ship him the radio from inside the dash.

He flashes new software on it to allow "rear aux" audio and video faster than 3mph (video in motion ... can play video, or display output from any RCA source, like GPS or cellphone video output while car is at speed, etc) ... [factory config is rear aux audio can play all the time but rear aux video is only displayed on the radio faceplate when the car is going 0, 1, or 2mph only]

Additionally ... he can optionally change the text from default of Red/grey to Blue/grey

Additionally ... he can optionally change the startup "Pontiac Dart" animation to the Holden Lion, HSV logo, HSV Crest logo, Vauxhall logo, or Chevrolet logo.

I've seen a radio that has been done by him personally (not mine), this person chose the blue lettering and the Holden startup logo. It was impressive and quite different.

Hope this answers your questions...

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EDIT: Here's an example of what the radio looks like with the blue text

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Old 01-27-2011, 10:09 PM   #7
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Love the blue dash, but can't afford it...

Either way, thanks for this now I can get VIM without the VIM prices. Anyone know if you can hook up HD Component to this or is it strickly RCA type connections?
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:23 AM   #8
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Love the blue dash, but can't afford it...

Either way, thanks for this now I can get VIM without the VIM prices. Anyone know if you can hook up HD Component to this or is it strickly RCA type connections?

Sadly, it is only RCA or composite hookups to the rear aux. Better than nothing though I guess.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:55 AM   #9
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here is my vim solution, lol, also i had mike white do my atari gauges, they came out great

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Old 01-28-2011, 09:56 AM   #10
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:43 AM   #11
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That is awesome Mathewo! What is the controller in the bottom cubby? I have my AirVideo iPhone App streaming my Blu-Ray Rips straight to my iPhone and outputing through my new SoundGate PDCBLPAK. NetFlix works too. Now I just need the VIM Solution.

On another note: My Cortex comes in today!!!
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:57 AM   #12
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Mattheo, PM coming! Wow, I think I remember talk of that lower device.
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That is awesome Mathewo! What is the controller in the bottom cubby? I have my AirVideo iPhone App streaming my Blu-Ray Rips straight to my iPhone and outputing through my new SoundGate PDCBLPAK. NetFlix works too. Now I just need the VIM Solution.

On another note: My Cortex comes in today!!!
audison bitone sound processor dash controller, i havent mounted it yet, but its going somewhere in that area...
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:00 PM   #14
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any other alternatives out there?, he only works weekends...
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any other alternatives out there?, he only works weekends...
Doesnt really matter when I work if I'm sending a loader to you now does it?
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Doesnt really matter when I work if I'm sending a loader to you now does it?
So this can be done without removing the radio? I saw that option on your site, but I thought it said not available.
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Doesnt really matter when I work if I'm sending a loader to you now does it?
Haha No but I need to send u some $$!
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Id like to get more info on this "loader" program for VIM if you dont mind Chris. Your website didnt have any info on the G8 products page.
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Satisfied customer chiming in! I ordered the "home kit" from Chris over the summer and it worked amazingly! I just plugged the box in, started the car, a light flashed on the device, the car's computer system rebooted, and it was done.

I've been mirroring my phone in the display for nav and audio ever since! By far one, my favorite mod for this vehicle. I'll NEVER have to worry about having the latest tech in-dash since it will be able to do whatever my phone can do.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:02 PM   #20
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Had Chris do my VIM / IWM last year. Works perfectly. Shows up in the mail, plug it in, light flashes, unplug and ship it home for the next user. 100% satisfied. Thanks Chris!!!
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