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      09-03-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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Rear entertainment? Why?

For the life of me I cant understand why someone would pay 1700 for this. You can buy 2 iPads and 2 nintendo ds for that. The technolgoy you get for that 1700 is already out dated.

I just don\'t get this option in today\'s market.
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      09-04-2011, 07:16 AM   #2
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Those were my exact thoughts. I was thinking 2 iPads, and 2 portable DVD players with headrest mount. All for less than $1,700 and 100% portable.

This is not a BMW only issue, this is all car companies.
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totally agree. i have 2 ipads for the family. we just took a 1500 mile road trip vacation and the kids used them in the back for movies, games and reading.

i would like to see an option to have ipad mounts in the back seats that charge them and link them to the x5's cellular antenna though. i would pay a few bucks for that option.
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They have the iPad mount available. I have seen some that have wired them into the vehicle that charged them as well. I think they wired them through the seat backs into the center console for use with the usb/phone integration system. I like Vogel's mount myself, but BMW's mount is nice as well.
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Same here, I don't understand the use of it, small screen and out dated. Its the only option missing from my x5m.
I only wish there were at least 2 USB ports in the back seats
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When we bought a Honda odyssey 5 years ago I thought the rear entertainment was a must, having a 1 and 2 year old at the time. We used the system twice. The kids now each have there own game consoles and are leveraging the iPads and iPhones on long journeys.

What BMW needs to do is offer better integration for these products. USB jacks, power jacks, and even local computer networks.

When we bought the x5 this year the entertainment package was an obvious waste of money and was not included on our order. The sales guy even said no one is ordering that package anymore.
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Agreed, we are going with an iPad 2 and setting that up in the back for our son. He love it a lot more than just using a DVD player for only movies. Plus it can easily be taken out for flights, etc.
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I just bought a new laptop and keeping my old one in the car just for that use.
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Vogel Mount?

Are you talking about the Ringo? Just curious, we are looking for a good mount.

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They have the iPad mount available. I have seen some that have wired them into the vehicle that charged them as well. I think they wired them through the seat backs into the center console for use with the usb/phone integration system. I like Vogel's mount myself, but BMW's mount is nice as well.
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