Today I received and installed my video in motion unit from Navicks.com and I have a bit of feedback on it:
First of all, the good news is that it works. The unit I have is the video in motion/aux input unit which ran $289 (the video defeat only is like $80 cheaper)
The installation was a mixed bag, the unit itself is very similar to the Lockpick devices made by Coastal and it primarily is installed by plugging it in series with the radio controller mounted behind your UConnect screen. This was pretty fast and easy. The pain in the butt part was splicing in two wires which had to be ran into the BCM under the passenger seat. Routing the wires down through the trim panel wasnt hard, but even with the seat moved all the way forward and up it was pretty tight to get to the plug and was made worse by the very small wires with very little slack running to the connector.
Total installation took me about an hour and a half with only minimal cursing.
Here are my findings once installed:
The video in motion works perfectly. You can watch Blu Rays from the UConnect theater on both the rear and front 8.4 screen while in motion, which previously used to shut down the front screen when moving. The ability to manually enter addresses into the Nav which was also blocked when in motion, now works perfectly also.
I did NOT get a chance to test the auxiliary video in (to which you can connect another camera, video device or screen mirror your smart phone) but I plan to soon. Keep in mind that the auxiliary input is all RCA for both video and audio, so if you plan on using a smart phone for mirroring you will need the appropriate adapters to convert them to RCA. Naviks also sells a HDMI to RCA converter on their website and I plan on buying one to try.
One negative I will point out is that the 360 view camera can no longer be manually activated. It still turns on when entering into reverse, but trying to manually turn it on does nothing but brings up a blue screen. I reached out to the company to find out if this is a bug that can be fixed or not. Will post more once I hear back about the 360 cam or aux inputs.