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Menaco vs. Mediaskin, Mediarad

Many people are comparing Menaco with Medi@skin and Medi@rad. We have also had several customers asking us to restore their system after it was bricked with Mediaskin/Mediarad.

Both offer an add-on to your MediaNAV system and the apps seem alike. But of course there are (fundamental) differences.

So, just to be sure, here is a quick overview of the differences between Menaco and Mediaskin/Mediarad.

Menaco Medi@skin / Medi@rad
Over 10.000 Menaco users globally Around 500 users
100% legal Illegal
Based on official 4.0.5 firmware Based on older firmware (4.0.2, 4.0.3)
Maximum stability, compatibility Bugs and crashes, no testing
Safe, errorless installation Buggy installation, unstable
Radio, Media and navigation work Original Radio, Media and Navi unusable
Quality quadrophonic sound Stereo sound, usually with interference
Quality video player with OGG/FLAC X
Full joystick support X
Use without USB drive inside X
Auto-start navigation apps X
Full integration with original MediaNAV menu X
Safe auto-start rear-view camera X
Auto-start rear-view cam on signal and even wireless X
View MP3 file info or Radio station info X
Add/install your own apps X
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Very happy, finally installed latest version of Italy maps 7Ways. Took about 30 minutes with Total Commander." ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Here in Morocco I drive Dokker and in traffic can watch video, thank you very much!!" ★★★★★55
  • MediaPlay theme from Menaco
    "I hate the design of dacia on my sandero, so happy I found this site. Installed 6 icon version." ★★★★44
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Ordered rear-view camera and wireless pack, came next day (Holland), super!" ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Конечно 60 долларов дороговато, но если подумать сколько стоила машина и новые карты." ★★★★★55
  • SanDisk USB stick
    "Menaco sent the USB stick very quickly (next day delivery in Germany), it contained all software ready to install." ★★★★45
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Bought Menaco pure for maps of France in 7ways, will test on holiday. The license file worked good." ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "I order USB stick, it was mailed in 2 days and clear manual, grazie." ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Was greatly helped with this add on, had my fears when installing, but really worked out perfectly. Well done!" ★★★★★55
  • Original theme
    "Wanted to change theme from Dacia to Renault colors. Went very smoothly, no problems. Did not buy Menaco." ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Followed instructions to install rear-view camera. Cost about 20 dollars from eBay for wireless cam. Works very good." ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Ik heb de kaarten gedownload van MegaMaps en gebruik nu 7ways. Werkt prima." ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Waited very very long time, but finally downloaded and very very happy!!!" ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Used the previous Kia version navigation, fully Russian, new version by Menaco is perfect" ★★★★★45
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Have a hyundai from 2010, version 5.1.3, this installed very quickly" ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Good maps for Navitel, but not all new roads present. Menaco becomes better and better, so hopefully soon" ★★★★★35
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Kia user here, we provide it at our garage in Manchester. Especially the video player is popular" ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "My Hyundai navigation was totally out of date, now I am using 7ways with good maps" ★★★★★55
  • Mena.co | Alternative Navigation
    "Could not live without rear-view camera. 5 stars!!" ★★★★★55
  • Rear View Camera (Wireless)
    "Installed the camera using the instructions on the site. Went very quickly, but needed help." ★★★★45
21 reviews: 9.3/10