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Toyota Sienna, Audio, Entertainment System, Van
#177 of 233 How to have xm installed
Oct 18, 2009 (1:44 pm)
Is it easier to change out the whole radio if one wants to install xm/sirrus on a 2010 new from dealer, or Does anyone know how the dealer does it,I would like it to look like one unit not have various units wired in all over. thanks
#178 of 233 Re: Waiting for my 2010 Sienna, questions about dvd nav [skluz]
Oct 19, 2009 (8:32 am)
Hi, Did you find how to work out the option to play the Audio in the speakers if we connect iphone or other device to VGA inputs instead of running the Auxiliary cable all the way to the Auxiliary port. We have a 9 month old baby and she is all over the cables when we were testing this feature & so I would need some other alternative way to have this feature.
#179 of 233 Re: Waiting for my 2010 Sienna, questions about dvd nav [2010odybuyer]
Oct 19, 2009 (8:53 pm)
I'm sorry to say that we haven't found a better way. The Sienna is my wife's vehicle, so she's been doing the communicating with the dealership and hasn't felt the need to ask about it.
Someone else mentioned an upgrade to the 2010 Sienna that allows iphone/ipod controls from the navigation screen. I'm not sure if this would allow the iphone content to be displayed on the DVD screen or not, but my guess is that it would not. Even if the auxiliary jack in the back of the vehicle worked as we would have expected it to, I think you're still going to need another system tweak. How do you expect to control the iPhone from the front of the vehicle? It might be easiest just to have a cable run from the back inputs to the front of the vehicle...just cover it with mats.
By the age of two, my son could control our iTouch better than some adults... So it could be as easy as running the cable from the back to the second row seats so that the youngster can control the iphone video once she is old enough to control it herself. My son who is now 3 actually really likes the headphones and doesn't mind us listening to the radio while he's watching the Backyardigans. Now I just have to wait until my 1 year old, that can now face forward and watch the DVD player as well, can wear the headphones without wanting to toss them.
Good luck with your Sienna and solving your video watching problems. I'll watch to see what you come up with.
Oct 21, 2009 (11:36 am)
Is it possible to hook up an Xbox 360 to the dvd screen in a 2010 Sienna?
#181 of 233 Re: Xbox 360 [davemcdonald4]
Oct 21, 2009 (8:31 pm)
Yes. There is a component video connection with an AC plug in the rear seat of the Sienna. You'll be able to plug the XBox 360 in there... You will need an adapter as the plug in does not have the ground portion of the plug. You also will only be able to hear the audio via the headphones. There current setup does not allow the audio from the rear composite jack to play over the Sienna's speaker system.
Oct 22, 2009 (12:36 pm)
Cool. Thanks. We test drove a Town & Country as well and that was one of the features I liked on it.
#183 of 233 Re: Xbox 360 [davemcdonald4]
Oct 22, 2009 (1:02 pm)
We seriously looked at the Town & Country as well. At the time they were knocking rediculous amounts off the vehicle's price, but I still couldn't bring myself to buying it.
Take yesterday for example. My folks drove our Sienna to the airport to pick my family up after a week long trip. We were able to get all of our luggage in the back, sit 4 adults comfortably and still had the 2 car seats for my 1 and 3 year olds.
Try sitting in the Fold and Go seats in the Town & Country and convince yourself that you could sit in those for a 30 minute car trip across a major city.
I can't tell you how tired I was of hearing it from salesman, but the second major point was the cost of ownership... We've had our Sienna for almost a year now without any problems. Two of our friends have Town & Countries and have not had as good of experiences.
#184 of 233 Re: Xbox 360 [skluz]
Oct 23, 2009 (8:12 am)
Six Flags is sponsored by Dodge/Chrysler so that had a loaded T&C at the park. It was open and you could crawl all around it.
I didn't like the stow-n-go seats either, but I've sampled Swivel-n-go and those seats are much better.
This one also had twin screens, but it retailed for $41k.
At that price the small amount of leather they put in the center of the seat only just doesn't cut it. That van was at least $10 grand overpriced. Chrysler has built-in enormous rebates in the price to begin with. Crazy.
#185 of 233 Re: Xbox 360 [ateixeira]
Oct 26, 2009 (7:07 am)
They are way overpriced. I went in and told them what I was looking to pay (lowball) and they have not called me back. It has been a week today. Meanwhile, I've had 2 local Toyota dealers fighting each other for my business. Crazy.
#186 of 233 Re: Xbox 360 [davemcdonald4]
Oct 27, 2009 (9:56 am)
Let's see how Fiat ownership changes things.