I actually thought the VDO system was ok, mine has a few of the led strips not working which in a vehicle with only 15,000 miles on the clock I think is a bit off, it doesn't stop the thing working but is a little annoying.
Mmm ponders (would Kia replace the front or repair the unit under warranty at all)?
this is working albiet badly.. I think it is to do with the temperature of the dashboard / player . eg when it gets hot - but now the whether is cold. I may still take it in and ask them to "trust me" when I say there is a problem with it.