For the Bose, you need a special connector (for the optical link) .. it's several hundred dollars. Or you have to bypass the lot and get a new amp too. I've no affiliation with the link, and not done any research, but this could the bit you need (or similar). I think it replaces the $20 ISO connector in my post. Was the first hit on Google. http://www.installer.com/item/display_item.php?it=ctspo005 I deliberatly avoided a Bose system, after I'd read about it. For the startup screen / background, Pioneer let you upload a pair of .jpg via SD card.
Ah the old Ghost Rider. He was certifiable that bloke! Utter nutbag that made you cringe when you watch his antics. Rumour had it he was dead (wonder why?), though a few that apparently knew him said he wasn't, but he was locked up in the pokey. We all know how correct the internet can be though