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In-dash DVD Receivers: Articles & Videos

Using iPhone apps in the car

Using iPhone apps in the car

by Matt Freeman

In just a few short years, iPod control and app compatibility have become prominent features of car stereos. Car A/V companies have acted just as quickly to develop stereos that let you take advantage of the iPhone's fantastic app capabilities while you're driving. In this article, we're going to take a quick look at four different types of app interactivity.

 
Video: How to Install a Car Stereo

Video: How to Install a Car Stereo

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Watch this video for a step-by-step overview of a basic car stereo installation. The installation shown in this video is only one example - the actual steps involved vary from car to car.

 
The advantages of having a touchscreen receiver in your car

The advantages of having a touchscreen receiver in your car

by Dominic Devito

Why put a large-screen receiver in your dash? Large touchscreens, loads of built-in features, and easy viewability are just some of the advantages to building your stereo around one of these receivers. You'll also have expansion options like navigation and a rear-view camera available in the future.

 
How to Choose a Mobile Video System

How to Choose a Mobile Video System

by Matt Freeman

From sleek, retractable in-dash televisions to high-performance monitors, from in-dash DVD players to easy-add-on portable systems, it's obvious that mobile video is here to stay.

 
Steering Wheel Audio Control Adapters

Steering Wheel Audio Control Adapters

by Jo Greene

If you're considering replacing your factory radio with an aftermarket receiver, adding a steering wheel control adapter lets you keep the full functionality and convenience of your steering wheel controls. In this article, we'll cover how steering wheel adapters work and how to choose one that works for you.

 
Introduction to Car Stereo

Introduction to Car Stereo

by Robert Ferency-Viars

A car stereo is the centerpiece of any car audio system. This introduction highlights the stereo's functions and makes it easier to find the right receiver for your car or truck.

 
Video: Installing an Adapter for your Steering Wheel Audio Controls

Video: Installing an Adapter for your Steering Wheel Audio Controls

by Robert Ferency-Viars

One of the problems with replacing your factory radio with a new receiver, is that those handy stereo controls built into the steering wheel won't work anymore. The way to solve this dilemma is to install an adapter for the steering wheel audio controls. Watch this video to see what's involved in the process.

 
Mobile Video Installation Guide

Mobile Video Installation Guide

by Todd Cabell

Our exclusive Mobile Video Installation Guide provides details on suggested system layouts and wiring routes for several major types of mobile video systems. The large, easy-to-read format is modeled on our MasterSheet® instructions, and includes helpful diagrams and a list of the tools you'll need.

 

How to Install a Mobile Video System: General Tips

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Automotive video system components vary by manufacturer, but there are a few general rules you can follow when installing a car video system. Check them out here.

 
Car Stereo Installation Guide

Car Stereo Installation Guide

by Robert Ferency-Viars

This installation guide walks you through the process of installing a new in-dash receiver in your car.

 
Car Video Glossary

Car Video Glossary

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the features and technical specifications you'll encounter when checking out mobile video systems.

 

Car Video FAQ

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Why would I want a car video system? How do I put together a mobile video system? Do I have to buy everything for my system at one time? What about multi-channel sound mobile theater? Plus more...

 
What are Firmware Updates?

What are Firmware Updates?

by Robert Ferency-Viars

What exactly is firmware, and why is it so important? This article answers those questions, and offers some advice on how to keep your gear's firmware up to date.

 
HD Radio™ Technology — Great Sound and Cool Features

HD Radio™ Technology — Great Sound and Cool Features

by Ken Nail

Most people spend a lot of their in-car time listening to the radio, so why not ensure time is enjoyable? Ken looks at the cool features you'll enjoy from many HD Radio receivers.

 

Streaming Music Services: How Do They Compare?

by Amanda P.

This article compares key features of a number of today's most popular cloud music services.

 
Video: Tips to Avoid Glare on your Car Stereo Display

Video: Tips to Avoid Glare on your Car Stereo Display

by Zak Billmeier

Bright glare on the stereo display has plagued us for as long as we've had the sun and car stereos. Sometimes there's just nothing you can do about it. But sometimes there is. Check out our examination of the problem in this video.

 
Video: Add Garmin Navigation to Kenwood DVD Receivers

Video: Add Garmin Navigation to Kenwood DVD Receivers

by Zak Billmeier

Watch this video to find out how to add Garmin navigation to new Kenwood DVD receivers. Hint: purchase a Garmin app for your iPhone® and the Kenwood receiver becomes the navigation display.

 
Video: DVD Receiver Roundup

Video: DVD Receiver Roundup

by Matt Freeman

DVD receivers are more affordable than ever, and are experiencing a surge in popularity. People love having a big touchscreen in the dash, but these handy receivers do much more than that. Crutchfield editor Matt Freeman takes a closer look at five popular models in this video.

 
Minivan Makeover

Minivan Makeover

by Buck Pomerantz

Like most high schoolers, Morgan didn't particularly enjoy getting stuck driving the family minivan. And a minivan isn't a vehicle you'd normally think of to put in a rockin' aftermarket sound system. Now, it sounds better than a new car's stereo and she has a place to plug in her iPhone, too.

 
Three Degrees of iPhone® Control in the Car

Three Degrees of iPhone® Control in the Car

by John Pollard

For many, the iPhone has become an essential part of their lives. It stores music, movies, and a plethora of apps that entertain or help with productivity. Nowadays, some stereos integrate with many of the applications on your iPhone. Some simply let you tap into the music from an app, while others give you full control on screen. In this article, we'll break down how it works.