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Alpine HALO9

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by KB Voodoo, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Oct 27, 2018 at 12:10 PM
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    KB Voodoo

    KB Voodoo [OP] New Member Vendor

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    Before anyone wastes their time and money like I did, read this:

    I was really excited about this unit, but it really falls short.

    Installation took about four hours. The only hiccup was programming the Maestro interface. You have to enter the serial number of the head unit, but for some reason on the Alpine, you only enter a portion of the serial number. The only way to know this is to call iDatalink. Pain in the ass.

    The problems I have with the unit are as follows:
    - The screen resolution is not good at all. It's no better than the stock unit.
    - Apple Carplay only works when the phone is actually plugged in (I hate plugging the phone in, because I hate cables).
    - You lose the dash display for turn by turn navigation.
    - Low level of street detail in nav mode.
    - Back up camera resolution (with the factory camera) is atrocious.
    - Not having a volume knob blows.
    - The unit might as well have a neon "STEAL ME" sign on it.

    Some of this stuff I knew going in, but I thought the awesomeness of the new unit would compensate for it, but the HALO9 doesn't really have any awesomeness.

    The unit is nicely constructed and feels like a quality piece, but for all it lacks, it is definitely worth the high price tag. By the time you order everything you need, you're in way over a grand.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2018 at 12:25 PM
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    Dominik9

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    Agree!
    Even if the unit wouldn’t offer the latest or most features nice hi resolution screen is must in 2018!!!!
     
  3. Oct 27, 2018 at 12:27 PM
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    KB Voodoo

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    The resolution of this screen is comical. What's the point of a big screen if the resolution sucks.
     
  4. Oct 27, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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    Dominik9

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    It is unacceptable in 2018!
     

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