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06-25-2013 12:25 PM
thomm99 I have it and overall like the package. The EVIC is one of the best features (considering there are much cheaper ways to get bluetooth that works better). The major disappointment for me was the USB port. I had the Ford Sync setup before and used a thumbdrive to store/play music. The Jeep version can do that, but it is so badly programmed it's not very usable. Primary nuisance is that when turn off the Jeep while listening to the Aux port it will always restart in FM mode and not back in Aux. Very annoying. Also, if I try to use it in the first couple of minutes of starting the Jeep it's guaranteed not to work right (or mess up the bluetooth). If I wait a bit it works a little better. That can only be bad software. Then I remember that our Jeep clocks don't keep good time and I should be happy it plays at all.
06-25-2013 12:07 PM
BXCc
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Originally Posted by Rooster76 View Post
For $10 you can put a USB in the cigarette adapter. I have a 3.5mm plug $10 that I can put in the base radio instead of Bluetooth.
That too.
06-25-2013 11:18 AM
donmeca2020 So basically some like it and some don't. as for the other 430 and 730n which was completely off topic. i see people don't care for that as well. hmm
06-25-2013 11:10 AM
Rooster76 WISH I HAD THE CONNECTIVITY PACKAGE
I don't have the package and wish I did, mostly for the EVIC. That gives you a better display on the instrument panel, and more settings you can set easily. Hill Start Assist would be nice to turn off when on-road. Bluetooth would also be nice for the radio. The jeep is almost always too loud for a phone call so that's about pointless. The 2014 have so much stuff you can cycle through. It would be awesome on long road trips to pass the time.

LIVING WITHOUT IT
With my rubicon, without the package, I get the following displays I can cycle though with the wheel. avg mpg (it can be reset but takes a good 10 miles to be close to accurate. It's always .5 to a mile off hand tracking), driving clock(worthless), distance until empty, Temp and direction. I also have radio controls on the back side of the wheel. On the trip display/odometer I can put it to show if I'm in Eco mode(pointless but there). Im pretty sure upgraded sports(like if they have AC) and Sahara's also get that stuff.

A fair amount of the setting can also be set with wheel dances. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/man...le-155357.html (That link also has a way to remove the seat belt chime.) It doesn't do all of the settings. Illuminated approach, to stop flashing people late at night at campsites for example. If I get a superchip flashcal $160 I can set that. The dealer can also set that stuff that I cannot change. They didn't know what the setting (illuminated approach) was called, and were going to charge me hourly, so I told them to forget messing with it.

For $10 you can put a USB in the cigarette adapter. I have a 3.5mm plug $10 that I can put in the base radio instead of Bluetooth.
06-25-2013 10:07 AM
DozerJK I love it... use it every day! It is especially helpful when you have a manual trans and your phone rings... Calls are clear, and music comes through great!
06-25-2013 10:04 AM
lysol I have yet to use the steering wheel buttons on my Grand Cherokee. It has the 730N and IMO, it is a POS... I constantly bump the talk button when turning the steering wheel and have to cancel it. If I want voice recognition, I use Siri on my iPhone which handles the voice command 1000000x better than the 730N ever could.
06-25-2013 09:51 AM
BXCc The bluetooth controls on the steering wheel are cool, but how often would you really use them? I know most gadgets like that I normally stop using after the first month or so. If you are getting the Sahara or Rubicon package, they come with basic radio controls on the steering wheel anyway. That being said, with the Sahara or Rubi package, I would think this would be much better and $200 cheaper. This one also can play DVD's and has a SD card slot. But that is just my opinion, and my plan when the 14' Rubi gets here.

Dual XDVD3201 DVD receiver at Crutchfield.com
06-25-2013 09:42 AM
KC_Hawker I bought mine used and it didn't have it. One of the things I really wish it did. For the hands free and the fact you can plug in an ipod to it and control it from the radio.

From what I have read the MOPAR one does not let your head unit control the ipod, so no plugging in an old ipod and leaving it sit in the glove box.
06-25-2013 09:26 AM
Rubiwho
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Originally Posted by NYEDC108 View Post
How do you integrate a back up camera into system can it even do this?
Thanks ed
You can, if you get the 430 or 730, you just need the adaptor and camera, there is a thread on the forum somewhere. Nothing to do with the Connectivity group.
06-25-2013 03:59 AM
NYEDC108 How do you integrate a back up camera into system can it even do this?
Thanks ed
06-24-2013 11:38 PM
Rubiwho Had on my 2012, ordered it on my 2014. That was the only option that was a must have.
06-24-2013 11:35 PM
jwilson2598
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Originally Posted by BXCc View Post
Cons = $495 for Bluetooth and a USB port.
You're also getting the EVIC and steering wheel controls too.
06-24-2013 10:24 PM
Blackpony04 When we bought our Jeep we told the dealer we wouldn't pay for the Connectivity Package as we were buying an end of year model off the lot and they knocked it off the price. Turns out it's a can't live without feature as it's the ultimate in hands free calling and I'm so glad we have it. We don't use it for bluetooth streaming at all but simply pressing a button on the steering wheel to make a call makes it worth every penny.
06-24-2013 09:02 PM
donmeca2020
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
Have a JVC in a box from another vehicle and I loved it compared to the Jeep crap head unit. If I knew then what I know now I would have never spent the $,$$$ on the 730N.
hmm thats interesting... i also was thinking of that but after hearing your comment on it. i am now more strongly considering just going with a stock unit in my 14 model when i order and just changing the audio components out when the time comes. im thinking in the lines of a nice pioneer set up
06-24-2013 08:41 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by TrueNorth View Post
Why not just go aftermarket and get a nice 7" JVC touchscreen with GPS or something?
Have a JVC in a box from another vehicle and I loved it compared to the Jeep crap head unit. If I knew then what I know now I would have never spent the $,$$$ on the 730N.
06-24-2013 07:41 PM
donmeca2020
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Originally Posted by BostonStrong77 View Post
What about the freak rain storm that hits when your top is off? I don't know where you live, but where I am the weather forecast is never accurate!
You are right, well where i live from may until november rain/hurricane season is upon us here in florida. for the most part i will only be taking the freedom panels off quite frequently, which could easily be put back on. as for taking the whole top off that will only be days that I KNOW it's not going to storm on me. i want to say after may 17th, we are offically done with hurricane/rainy season. from there on out its just nice sunny skys and the temperature tends to drop abit which is ideal for topless weather
06-24-2013 06:52 PM
BostonStrong77
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Originally Posted by donmeca2020 View Post

that i didn't check up on yet.... i of course will be keeping her garaged when not in use so that shouldnt be a problem. hmm you honestly got me thinkin now.
What about the freak rain storm that hits when your top is off? I don't know where you live, but where I am the weather forecast is never accurate!
06-24-2013 06:37 PM
donmeca2020
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Originally Posted by BostonStrong77 View Post
If you do swap the 130 out for aftermarket, are there any aftermarkets that are water resistant?
that i didn't check up on yet.... i of course will be keeping her garaged when not in use so that shouldnt be a problem. hmm you honestly got me thinkin now.
06-24-2013 06:33 PM
BostonStrong77 If you do swap the 130 out for aftermarket, are there any aftermarkets that are water resistant?
06-24-2013 06:28 PM
ohioviper $495 if you pay sticker price much less if you ask to see the invoice.
If you haggle price you can basically get most of the interior options for free excluding leather and nav.
06-24-2013 06:08 PM
donmeca2020
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Originally Posted by TrueNorth View Post
Why not just go aftermarket and get a nice 7" JVC touchscreen with GPS or something?

Rockford Fosgate 6" Punch speakers do help but the head unti itself is just so-so with sound quality.
Not a JVC fan, but my idea was to get a pioneer Nav unit with all the bells and whistles down the line.

So from what i gathered from the reponses its good and worth the money. That is if you decide you don't want to go aftermarket.
06-24-2013 05:11 PM
TrueNorth Why not just go aftermarket and get a nice 7" JVC touchscreen with GPS or something?

Rockford Fosgate 6" Punch speakers do help but the head unti itself is just so-so with sound quality.
06-24-2013 04:57 PM
BXCc Cons = $495 for Bluetooth and a USB port.
06-24-2013 04:48 PM
donmeca2020 besides everyone liking it, what are the cons ?? i know just about all aftermarket headunits nowadays come with bluetooth, usb port, etc. you also have to get a year subscription to Siruis radio too ?
06-24-2013 04:26 PM
kbwwolf I'm with everyone above...one of the few indispensable options, IMO.
06-24-2013 02:52 PM
laollis If you don't get it, you'll wish you did.
06-24-2013 01:30 PM
Bayouwolf I love the features and love the fact that it understands what I'm saying even with the freedom panels off and the windows rolled down. My iphone 5 works like a champ in Bluetooth or hard wired to the console USB.

My last vehicle (a Ford with Sync) barely understood what I wanted it to do half the time, and if I had the window rolled down it was absolutely useless.
06-24-2013 01:10 PM
ohioviper Well worth it if you own a cell phone its a must have.
06-24-2013 01:03 PM
Big Fran I had it in my 2011 Patriot and never used it so I did not spend the extra on it with my 2013 JKU. I'm also swapping out the head unit for after market that comes with most of the same features. If you stick with the stock head unit you should get it.
06-24-2013 12:37 PM
chisox711 Get it. I have it with the 130 HU and use it all the time. If I were getting an aftermarket radio I may think twice. I love my setup though
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