This MODULE is a plain old TV tuner. Talk about smoke and mirrors.gkouri - 11/5/2002 1:53 PM
I have spoken with Nav-TV extensively today. The Mercedes part is a factory part which is sold in Europe. It offers TV reception and two AV inputs which enable one to add a DVD etc. The price is over US $3,000 for the module, not including the DVD which would be another $300-500. One nice feature is that all of the channel changing etc is automatically activated from the steering wheel.
The problem with this system is that it requires actvating a blank button on the US models which enables the TV/DVD module from the euro kit. The dealers in the US no longer can access this through the STAR software. This is why the units in the US need to go to to NAV-TV for retrofitting (read - software programming) which takes one day.
The fact that what they are offering is a European option from Mercedes is probably the reason they did not respond. Just a guess.
I hope that this helps.