Another Change to the plans...after reviewing somethings...a small design issue...the current shark fin style antenna will get in the way of the power sunroof slider...so I have opted for the following:
Pontiac G6 Original Roof Radio Antenna
I will be utilizing the following cable to extend the antenna front center roof rear through the cabin...under the dash to the back of the radio:
From there I need to utilize the following adapter convert to the old radio antenna style:
METRA 40-CR30 ~ FM MODULATOR INSTALLATION ANTENNA ADAPTER PACKAGE
It will connect up to one of two units...
first option is to dive directly into HP MIMOD:MiMod HP Switches
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Now understand it is what I want in the end, but I know that I won't be utilizing the directconnect PCM functions right away any way....hmmmm decisions....decisions...oh..why the decision in the first place...?
MIMOD comes with a $2k price tag!...worth it, if you understand and utilize all its capabilities!
Car-Joy™ 8 inch double-din Android 4.0 /3G WIFI GPS Car dvd
♦.High definition digital panel（Pixel 800*480)
♦.8 inch Touch screen monitor
♦.steering wheel control function
♦.Built-in Bluetooth for mobile hands-free.
♦.Built in IPOD function
♦.PIP(picture in picture.)
♦.3D Rotating UI (slide from left to right and from up to down )
♦.Built in ATV ( ISDB,ATSC,DVB-T are optional )
♦.2-Zone function ,the 2 program can be setting differently
♦.Built in GPS function
♦.Radio receiving: FM/AM can be stored 32 stations. RDS is available .
♦.USB/SD card port: support MP4,DIVX,JPEG,MP3 and WMA playback
♦.Car backing display: Car reverse camera input (switch automatically)
♦.Language of OSD menu with DVD:Chinese,English,French,German,Italian,Spainish,Portuguese,(Thailand,Japanese)
♦.Operation menu of language: Simplified Chinese,Traditional Chinese,English,Russian,Italian,Turkish,Japanese,German,French,Portuguese,Arabic,Portuguese
♦.AV output/input :2 video out, 4audio output, 2video input ,2 audio input
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♦.Maximal power:4X50W maximum power output
CPU: MSTAR 776multi-media processor, main frequency exceeds 533MHz
Operation system: Android 4.0 (ICS)...enabling every android application known to man!
SD Card: Support double hi-speed SDHC（32G) card
USB: support USB HOST, USB pen readable
Both units have the ability to utilize the 2nd attena area off the G6 roof antenna for GPS
Please share thoughts why i should go one way or the other
[This message has been edited by TXOPIE (edited 02-04-2013).]