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Here's a remote picture from a 2007 US 7pass limted

As swootton said, there's a Video button. When it's pressed, the rear DVD screen goes blank and says "VIDEO" in text overlay in the top left hand corner. You can still tell theres power to the screen, like it would look if a video input is disconnected.

I havent tried it yet, but my guess is that it would work.
 

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awd_envy said:
Here's a remote picture from a 2007 US 7pass limted

As swootton said, there's a Video button. When it's pressed, the rear DVD screen goes blank and says "VIDEO" in text overlay in the top left hand corner. You can still tell theres power to the screen, like it would look if a video input is disconnected.

I havent tried it yet, but my guess is that it would work.
Thanks for the photo. I just ordered one from allsubaru.com so hopefully it would work on Aussie model.

I'm finalising the Media center installation so will post back very soon...
 

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I wanted to make sure you knew what that video button was for....
Dont you have an extra set of rear inputs?

I've attatched an picture of the extra "video game" rear inputs that display on the screen when you push the "video" button on the remote.
 

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awd_envy said:
I wanted to make sure you knew what that video button was for....
Dont you have an extra set of rear inputs?

I've attatched an picture of the extra "video game" rear inputs that display on the screen when you push the "video" button on the remote.
Yeb, I know that, the problem is Aussie model doesn't have rear inputs ready made though, just the cover and the harness inside (don't know why they didn't do that really ???). So to test if that harness feed the signal for the rear monitor, the only way is I have to get US remote control to switch the monitor in to that source..
 

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Crikey! - If that works my kids will be stoked. I am having major probs with my DVD player. I bought a Black Tribeca (silly me) and the tropical sun here in Darwin heats up the roof and makes the DVD player choke something severe...... I would love to plug a DivX player in there too.....
 

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Crikey! - If that works my kids will be stoked. I am having major probs with my DVD player. I bought a Black Tribeca (silly me) and the tropical sun here in Darwin heats up the roof and makes the DVD player choke something severe...... I would love to plug a DivX player in there too.....
Glad to see some Aussie mates here as well :wave:. Sydney here is a bit cooler though... but I believe Tribeca has the best roof insulation as far as I know. . I have removed the rear DVD system and saw there is a big gap ( about 7cm from the roof to the inside layer, and then there is a underlay in between as well...I have owned a couple of sedans, 4WDs before so I would see much difference when getting back in the car after shopping !

We don't have many choice of color here so black is a good one if you keep clean ( with beige interior). But if you have a close look, it's not really black though... it's metalic black blue !

Cant wait to see the remote control now... :p
 

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awd_envy said:
Here's a remote picture from a 2007 US 7pass limted

As swootton said, there's a Video button. When it's pressed, the rear DVD screen goes blank and says "VIDEO" in text overlay in the top left hand corner. You can still tell theres power to the screen, like it would look if a video input is disconnected.

I havent tried it yet, but my guess is that it would work.
Just got the remote control today and it has the Video button as expected. I just did a quick test and everything was working as expected except that Video button !!:eek: damn it... how can it happen ? Pressed it many times and nothing happened on the screen....suppose it is the same system... so frustrated now....
 

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Are you guys PAL or NTSC down under? Most likely it's a completely different model DVD player. Even if you guys are NTSC like here in the US, you're a different DVD region so the players would not be identical to ours no matter what. Sucks that it didn't work out for you...I'd be pissed off too after spending all that effort.
 

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It would be great if we could work out a method for getting the AUS/UK PAL system to function with a AUX video input. I'm testing out some things now and I've also contacted Panasonic Automotive (super long shot, but it doesn't hurt to try!).
 

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what/how exactly it doesn't work? AUX video input does not care - whether it is PAL, NTSC, SECAM or (almost) anything else. something further up the cable might do though.
 

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what/how exactly it doesn't work? AUX video input does not care - whether it is PAL, NTSC, SECAM or (almost) anything else. something further up the cable might do though.
It shouldn't care, but I feel as though they have either disabled the input via firmware OR the PAL version just doesn't actually have the physical connections inside the system. Which could explain why the "video" button is missing from the remote. Unfortunately the only wiring diagrams I can find are for the NTSC system, so it's hard to know for sure. Once I get my multimeter back I can do some digging.

In the meantime I prepared the back AUX sockets for use as the wires are behind the blanking plate (as stated previously by others).

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I should add my research so far has only led me to the below basic information...

It seems as if the NTSC system has had 2 revisions. These are 86255XA00Axx and 86255XA00Bxx, with "xx" standing for either a grey interior (MV) or a beige interior (EU). Although I'm unsure as to when the "B" revision came into service (maybe in the facelift???)...

I haven't pulled apart my Tribeca to find out what the model number is of the PAL system in my MY13, but I doubt it matches the numbers above and I'm unable to source any information about it online... :(
 
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