I called Xenarc about a month or so ago asking if they were going to remove the amp/radio and volume buttons from the MDT-X7000 and sell it to people that have already invested in proper amps/hu's.
The answer was "not at this time" Interesting that hey are having quality/feature issues with all the add-ons they put into the x7000.
Guess Ill keep my lilliput until the summer and see what comes up then.
Cool factor or not, you will have much less issues with a spring loaded screen. I have manged to keep my motorized unit going for almost 3 yrs now, but it is NOT trouble free and needs a lot of TLC.
Sometimes the motorized unit works, other times I just yank on it to get the damn thing out of the din. That part does not look cool
I am hoping Xenarc will have a better mechanism on the market soon, if not will go spring loaded to avoid the hassle.