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Can anybody give me a bit of advice? My current car is a Toyota Landcruiser with the following in car entertainment setup:

2 x Xbox’s (under driver and passenger seats)
1 x Clarion MSS 433 Commander (4 inputs, 3 Outputs)
2 x Wireless Headsets off the Clarion
1 x FM Modulator wired into the aerial socket of the radio
2 x 5” Headrest mounted screens

This setup allows me to select which xbox audio I can pump through the car speakers, and the kids in the back can select either their own xbox or watch the other one.
I’m looking to upgrade to a GL 320CDI and giving the wife the landcruiser, but I have a few questions regarding the factory fit RES.

1) The factory fit DVD player has two separate AUX inputs can the headrest screens select these individually? So screen 1 plays say AUX 2 and screen 2 plays AUX 1 at the same time or do both screen play from one selected global source.

2)If they are separate can you select which one is fed through to the command unit?

3) If they are not separate why have two AUX inputs?

4)Does the sound and the video for the RES link into the MOST or the D2B system (sorry still not sure which system the new GL uses) and if so is it possible to add my own separate audio or video sources into this system to each monitor in turn.

5)I’m looking to mount modified (slimmed down and larger hard drives) Xbox’s into the storage compartment above the spare wheel.
a. Has anybody got experience of getting wires into this area, I imagine I would need a good 12V supply, place to mount at least 2 sets of AUX connectors and possibly connectors to enable the input sources to be switched remotely.

6) What are your thoughts on the factory fit system, Am I better to get it fitted and then hack its guts and change it to my own needs, or go with a retro fit system.
a. What are the outputs from the factory fit DVD player and do you have access to each separate audio and video source for each of the rear monitors?

7) Does anybody have a factory wiring manual for the Factory fit RES system so I can see the connectors and colour codes used?
 

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Can anybody give me a bit of advice? My current car is a Toyota Landcruiser with the following in car entertainment setup:

2 x Xbox’s (under driver and passenger seats)
1 x Clarion MSS 433 Commander (4 inputs, 3 Outputs)
2 x Wireless Headsets off the Clarion
1 x FM Modulator wired into the aerial socket of the radio
2 x 5” Headrest mounted screens

This setup allows me to select which xbox audio I can pump through the car speakers, and the kids in the back can select either their own xbox or watch the other one.
I’m looking to upgrade to a GL 320CDI and giving the wife the landcruiser, but I have a few questions regarding the factory fit RES.

1) The factory fit DVD player has two separate AUX inputs can the headrest screens select these individually? So screen 1 plays say AUX 2 and screen 2 plays AUX 1 at the same time or do both screen play from one selected global source.

2)If they are separate can you select which one is fed through to the command unit?

3) If they are not separate why have two AUX inputs?

4)Does the sound and the video for the RES link into the MOST or the D2B system (sorry still not sure which system the new GL uses) and if so is it possible to add my own separate audio or video sources into this system to each monitor in turn.

5)I’m looking to mount modified (slimmed down and larger hard drives) Xbox’s into the storage compartment above the spare wheel.
a. Has anybody got experience of getting wires into this area, I imagine I would need a good 12V supply, place to mount at least 2 sets of AUX connectors and possibly connectors to enable the input sources to be switched remotely.

6) What are your thoughts on the factory fit system, Am I better to get it fitted and then hack its guts and change it to my own needs, or go with a retro fit system.
a. What are the outputs from the factory fit DVD player and do you have access to each separate audio and video source for each of the rear monitors?

7) Does anybody have a factory wiring manual for the Factory fit RES system so I can see the connectors and colour codes used?
your best bet is to go with an aftermarket system like the visualogic unit. it has exatcly the options that you are looking for plus that added feature of seperate dvd players built into each headrest. each side has its own DVD player, its own dedicated aux input. plus the system has an additional aux in that can be selected by each monitor. in addition the unit has two dedicated outputs (one for each side) and either can select which side (or the aux) can be sent out. the outputs would be wired into your aux input on the command so that you can send either dvd or the aux to the front unit. in addition you can get a video input for the front monitor as well so that can show either aux input.
 
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