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In-dash DVD Receivers: Articles & Videos

Video: Demo of the Alpine IVE-W530 DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Alpine IVE-W530 DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Alpine designed their IVE-W530 DVD receiver for anyone who doesn't need in-dash navigation but wants a nice audio/video setup in the car. It's got everything you want in a system controller, including a sharp, clear 6.1" VGA touchscreen, powerful audio performance, and plenty of great A/V options. Take a look in this display and controls demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Sony XAV-63 DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Sony XAV-63 DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

You trust Sony to provide outstanding in-home video products, so why not enjoy the same quality in your car? Their XAV-63 DVD receiver will serve as your mobile A/V center, with a high-resolution 6.1" touchscreen that offers outstanding video performance and great system control. Take a closer look in this control and display demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Sony XAV-64BT DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Sony XAV-64BT DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Sony's XAV-64BT DVD receiver has Bluetooth® for audio streaming and hands-free calling. If you're a Pandora® fan with an Android or Blackberry device, that means you can pair your phone to the XAV-64BT for complete Pandora® control without ever connecting a wire. Take a closer look at the XAV-64BT in this display and controls demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Sony XAV-601BT DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Sony XAV-601BT DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Sony's XAV-601BT is the first aftermarket receiver that works with the MirrorLink system, which makes it the easiest way to get in-dash control over select smartphones, such as some Android™ and Nokia Symbian models. And this Sony has the other features you expect from a full-featured DVD receiver, including Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming. Take a closer look in this display and controls demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Axxera AXV820 DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Axxera AXV820 DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Put video entertainment and Bluetooth® functionality into your dash with Axxera's AVX820 DVD receiver. This double-DIN car stereo features a bright and clean 6.2" touchscreen, with large icons and a layout that puts control at your fingertips. Take a look at the AVX820 in action, in this display and controls demo video.

 
Michael H's 2009 Kia Spectra

Michael H's 2009 Kia Spectra

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Michael decided that the factory stereo in his Kia Spectra wasn't nearly up to the task. He shopped around and found affordable gear that could give deliver the sound he wanted.

 
John P's 2011 Subaru Impreza

John P's 2011 Subaru Impreza

by John Pollard

After a little over a year of driving my 2011 Subaru Impreza, I knew it was time to change out the system from factory equipped to an aftermarket setup. It also made sense to upgrade since I write all things speaker and subwoofer related for Crutchfield, and I get to hear amazing car stereo equipment on a regular basis thanks to our labs. The final product sounds amazing, and helps me enjoy riding around town even more.

 
Duke's 2008 Toyota Yaris

Duke's 2008 Toyota Yaris

by Lynn Thorne

Crutchfield advisor, Duke, drives a 2008 Toyota Yaris. While its size and gas efficiency make it great for road trips and long drives, its factory system was lacking. When one of his back speakers blew, he knew it was the perfect time to address his sound system.

 
Video: A look at the Soundstream VR-931NB DVD Receiver

Video: A look at the Soundstream VR-931NB DVD Receiver

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Soundstream's VR-931NB DVD receiver isn't cut from the same cloth as most in-dash multimedia units. Most are built to be installed in a double-DIN (4" tall) dash opening, so the screen size is by necessity limited to about 7" max. Soundstream's built the chassis of the VR-931NB so it fits into a single-DIN (2" tall) opening, and they've placed a detachable 9.3" screen onto the front. Car A/V writer Robert takes a closer look at it.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X2500BT DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X2500BT DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's AVH-X2500BT DVD receiver brings all the advantages of a touchscreen receiver to your vehicle, along with the convenience and safety of Bluetooth® connectivity. Take a closer look at this DVD receiver in this display and controls demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X4500BT DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X4500BT DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Screen size matters — with a larger touchscreen, controls are easier to use and video content has more impact. Pioneer's AVH-X4500BT DVD receiver sports an expansive 7" screen with some pretty cool features. You can browse video files through thumbnail images - just touch them to check out a sneak preview. This car stereo also sports built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling. Take a look at in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood DDX470 DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood DDX470 DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood's DDX470 raises the bar for in-dash DVD receivers, offering compatibility with many iPhone┬« apps, comprehensive iPod® controls, and built-in Bluetooth®. Its bright 6.1" touchscreen and simple menu interface make it easy to use, so you can spend your time enjoying its many features and less time reading the manual.

 
Video: JVC App Link Mode

Video: JVC App Link Mode

by Zak Billmeier

JVC's App Link mode lets you add some cool functionality, like GPS navigation and streaming music, to your compatible JVC DVD receiver by connecting your iPhone 4 or 4S. Android users can control Pandora Internet Radio through the Bluetooth connection in the Bluetooth-enabled models.

 
Brandon Z's 2005 Nissan Altima

Brandon Z's 2005 Nissan Altima

by Dominic Devito

Brandon Z. from Maryville, TN, bumped up the audio in his 2005 Nissan Altima with a Pioneer DVD receiver, Kicker amp, and some new speakers and subs.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood DDX770 DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood DDX770 DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood's DDX770 DVD receiver is a multimedia car stereo that's loaded with cool features. You'll find Bluetooth®, plus iPod® controls, while Kenwood's app control lets you access select navigation, video, and music apps when your iPhone® is connected. If you're a Pandora® Internet radio fan, you'll enjoy control of it from the receiver with the iPhone®, Android™, and Blackberry devices.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DDX790 DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood Excelon DDX790 DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

The Kenwood Excelon DDX790 DVD receiver comes with a 2-year warranty and is loaded with cool features. You'll find Bluetooth®, plus iPod® controls, while Kenwood's app control lets you access select navigation, video, and music apps when your iPhone® is connected. If you're a Pandora® Internet radio fan, you'll enjoy control of it from the receiver with the iPhone®, Android™, and Blackberry devices.

 
Video: Pioneer 2013 DVD Receivers

Video: Pioneer 2013 DVD Receivers

by Zak Billmeier

Pioneer's 2013 line of DVD receivers gives you much more than movie playback. Advanced App Mode allows you to launch and control compatible iPhone apps from the face of your receiver, putting a variety of music, navigation, and social media apps at your command. Pioneer's intuitive touchscreen controls allow you to make changes by tapping, swiping, or dragging your finger, along with user-friendly menus that you can customize to your liking.

 
Video: Demo of the Kenwood DDX370 DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Kenwood DDX370 DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Kenwood's DDX370 receiver offers compatibility with many of your iPhone®┬« apps, extensive built-in iPod® controls, a bright 6.1" touchscreen, variable color illumination, and an easy-to-use menu interface. Another big plus —if you've got Garmin's impressive Street Pilot app loaded, you can display maps and directions on the DDX370's screen while you drive.

 
James G's 2012 Ford Mustang

James G's 2012 Ford Mustang

by Dominic Devito

James G. from Bentonville, AR, revved up the sound on his 2012 Ford Mustang with a new Pioneer DVD receiver in the dash. A JL Audio system with two 10" subs, some Evolution speakers, and an amplifier rounded out his installation.

 
Stephen D's 2003 Jaguar X-Type

Stephen D's 2003 Jaguar X-Type

by Dominic Devito

Stephen D. from Farmington, NM, added a pair of hard-hitting 12" JL Audio w3v3 subwoofers and an Alpine DVD receiver to his 2003 Jaguar X-Type sedan to get more sonic miles per gallon.