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Old 07-03-2015, 10:28 AM   #1
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I recently bought the Scosche double din dash kit, FD1441AB, for my 2013 Mustang. I did the research and was deciding between this Scosche product and the Metra equivalent. What pushed me to the Scosche was the way the word MUSTANG appears on the upper screen...this is shown on all the pictures on the Scosche website and on product videos.
When mine was installed, the word MUSTANG was not there but DVD was displayed offset to the left. I sent an email to Scosche and did not get a reply. When I called customer support, I was told that some of the older models display MUSTANG but all the current ones display DVD. The customer service rep told me to research on Mustang forums to see if there is a hack to change it!
I really think this advertising is very deceptive!
For me the sad part is, it is a very good product and I just wish it delivered all that the advertising promised...I don't think that is an unreasonable expectation.
I just wanted everyone thinking about getting this product to know what the real deal is.


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Old 07-03-2015, 04:18 PM   #2
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So, it doesn't display mustang across it? Aside from that is it a good piece? I'd like to go this route some day

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It does have a good fit and I like the A/C controls. I am a details type person so the random word DVD kind of makes it look like the top section was an after thought and unprofessional
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These are the two images. The one with MUSTANG is what Scosche advertises and the DVD one is reality
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Those look like the same pic.
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I edited the post...correct pics uploaded
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Those look like the same pic.
I updated the pics
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These are the two images. The one with MUSTANG is what Scosche advertises and the DVD one is reality
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Wow, what a deal breaker lol.


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Anyone have experience with the hack?
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Old 07-04-2015, 04:02 PM   #10
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Wow, what a deal breaker lol.


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Might not be a deal breaker for you and that is ok. Part of what this forum is for...helping each other. Part of helping each other is exposing dishonest advertising so the good people on this forum can make the decision that is right for them on how to spend their hard earned money.


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Old 07-04-2015, 04:26 PM   #11
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Maybe I'm just retarded but I can't see a difference besides the finish of the bezel looking a little... off leelllzzz.

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Maybe I'm just retarded but I can't see a difference besides the finish of the bezel looking a little... off leelllzzz.

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The difference is in the upper screen. One says MUSTANG and the other says DVD
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Now the real question. Does it actually play dvds? I dont see a slot for them.
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Now the real question. Does it actually play dvds? I dont see a slot for them.
You have to supply your own receiver. The Scosche part is the A/C controls, upper screen and slot for your receiver. I have the Pioneer AVH 4100NEX. It does plays DVDs but the upper screen always shows "DVD" regardless of what receiver you have.
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If you wanted to return it would they let you?

just wondering.....
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If you wanted to return it would they let you?

just wondering.....
I am hoping Scosche will step up and release the flash update they told me to search for on forums. If not, I will ask for a refund.
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Tell them you're going to report them for false advertising and want a refund or a discount.


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mine says mustang on it and i have a scocshe kit..
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mine says mustang on it and i have a scocshe kit..
The Scosche rep told me some of the older ones say MUSTANG but the new ones default to DVD
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I heard back from Scosche today; it appears anyone ordering a new one will have DVD and not MUSTANG as advertised. Here is the response from Scosche:


Greetings,
The Mustang logo is a trademark of Ford Motor Company, and unfortunately we are no longer able to display it on the LCD screen. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Well, at least it is due to legality and not a goof or mess up on there part. Blame Ford for being so strict with their advertising/name. lol
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That such bullsh**. So that means we can't say the word mustang because that's a ford only word. Who knows maybe schosche just likes horses.
Obviously not the case here but for ford to ban them from free advertisement just because it's designs for the mustang. That's bs


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My scosche kit doesn't work when it's 90+ degrees out. The screen won't turn on and none of the buttons work. It's stuck on whatever setting it was on the last time I had driven. I am never going to buy scosche again and advise everyone not to waste their money on this product. There is no point in having an air conditioner if it doesn't work when i need it most.


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Legit reason......I disapprove of Fords denial but understand. I'm more pissed at Ford for combining the radio with the HVAC system that is why I'm still rocking the mediocre base unit (with upgraded spkrs).
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Legit reason......I disapprove of Fords denial but understand. I'm more pissed at Ford for combining the radio with the HVAC system that is why I'm still rocking the mediocre base unit (with upgraded spkrs).
I agree that Scosche is stuck due to Ford, but I think Scosche needs to quit advertising the unit showing the MUSTANG in the upper screen.
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So I am working on a remedy for this if anyone is interested.
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So I am working on a remedy for this if anyone is interested.
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This looks promising!
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That such bullsh**. So that means we can't say the word mustang because that's a ford only word. Who knows maybe schosche just likes horses.
Obviously not the case here but for ford to ban them from free advertisement just because it's designs for the mustang. That's bs


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No, it's trademark laws. When a company trademarks a slogan, an image, a name, or a picture to represent a product they sell, they have the right to obtain royalties from anyone that wishes to use it. In this case, one of the reasons the OP bought a radio product was that it was supposed to say "Mustang" at its top screen; The manufacturer was using a trademarked name to sell a product, and Ford was not getting any royalties for that.

Many years ago, the market was flooded with cheaper costing reproduction parts that were being sold to people that were restoring their vehicles. The major automotive vehicle manufacturers filed suit and won, as this was clearly a trademark infringement.
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