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Xtrema
02-20-2008, 10:26 AM
Can the 7" screen used to accept external source? Like a DVD Player or PC?

ianq
02-20-2008, 06:17 PM
Yes, the 3 RCA plugs are in the arm rest next to the iPod port.

Haven't tried it with video so no idea of quality.

Ricofx45
02-21-2008, 12:56 PM
Does the ipod connection work with video or just audio?

Xtrema
02-21-2008, 03:30 PM
Yes, the 3 RCA plugs are in the arm rest next to the iPod port.

Haven't tried it with video so no idea of quality.

Wow, I didn't see that in any of their litertures. Do you need Navi pacakge to get that or is it in every model?

If it accept RCA, I would guess it will accept at least 480i 640x480.

ianq
02-21-2008, 05:05 PM
Question 1: Does iPod work with video:

Answer: I haven't tried it but the manual has the following:

Large video podcast files cause slow responses
in the iPod. The vehicle center display
may momentarily black out, but it will
soon recover.
- If the iPod automatically selects large video
podcast files while in the shuffle mode, the
vehicle center display may momentarily
black out, but it will soon recover.

So to me the answer is Yes. I'll try either tonight or tomorrow.

Question 2: Does video need navi package?

Answer: Not sure. My brochure mentions standard features as audio auxillary input jack in armrest, no mention anywhere in options for video jacks. In the manual, they do not state this as optional. I couldn't find specs for resolution.

From the manual:

AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS
The auxiliary input jacks are located in the
center console. NTSC compatible devices such
as video games, camcorders and portable video
players can be connected to the auxiliary jacks.
The auxiliary jacks are color coded for identification
purposes.
c Yellow - video input
c White - left channel audio input
c Red - right channel audio input
Before connecting a device to a jack, turn off the
power of the portable device.

Xtrema
02-21-2008, 11:20 PM
So can you display video while the car is in drive?

ianq
02-22-2008, 09:21 AM
Okay, tried a few things:

- iPod - No menu option to select video, just music and podcasts. Have downloaded a few video podcasts to see how they work, and if they work while driving;

- iPod - Oh boy, selecting an album/song/artist will take an extremely long time, especially on my iPod with 600 albums worth of music. I think I might try to plug the iPod in via the RCA audio jack, that way I can use the iPod to make a selection versus the Infiniti iPod interface;

- Video - I have nothing to test the video inputs with. However, while pressing buttons, it did pop up a messge similar to "video will resume when vehicle stopped", so to me that seems to imply no video playing while driving. (Strange thing was I was parked in the garage with engine running.)

More to come later today after I take the very long way to the grocery store!

kotoma
02-22-2008, 10:56 AM
You have to be in park and hand brake on to play video. I think the audio/video system is the same as G35, you can hack it same way as 07/08 G35.

Xtrema
02-22-2008, 03:44 PM
You have to be in park and hand brake on to play video. I think the audio/video system is the same as G35, you can hack it same way as 07/08 G35.

Can you point me to the hack?

ianq
02-22-2008, 04:42 PM
I tried to get video podcasts displayed via the iPod cable but no luck, got sound but no video. (I am going to order a iPod RCA video cable so I can see if it will work via Aux)

If anyone works this out, let me know. (I have the 60gig iPod)


I did get the iPod working by using the Aux RCA audi ports, this means you can use the iPod to find music versus the Infiniti interface. Unfortunately, no song info is dispayed.