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In-dash DVD Receivers: Articles & Videos

Video: 2013 DVD Receiver Roundup

Video: 2013 DVD Receiver Roundup

by Dominic Devito

Crutchfield car audio expert Dominic takes a look at five popular in-dash DVD receivers in this roundup. DVD receivers give you a nice touchscreen for your dash, along with a slew of fun and useful features. Find out which DVD receivers fit your car and shop Crutchfield's wide selection of DVD receivers by clicking here.

 
Video: JVC KW-NSX1 In-Dash DVD Receiver

Video: JVC KW-NSX1 In-Dash DVD Receiver

by Zak Billmeier

JVC's KW-NSX1 DVD receiver works with the MirrorLink system to provide unparalleled in-dash control over an ever-growing list of smartphones. And you can view and control a wide variety of iPhone apps on the KW-NSX1's screen. You'll get basic control over audio apps like Mog and Tunein Radio for simple functions.

 
Video: JVC In-dash Receivers and MirrorLink™

Video: JVC In-dash Receivers and MirrorLink™

by Zak Billmeier

If your smartphone is a big part of your life, it's only natural that you'd want to tap into it when you're on the road. Select JVC receivers work with the MirrorLink system to provide unparalleled in-dash control over an ever-growing list of smartphones. With MirrorLink, you'll enjoy touchscreen control over your music, phone contacts, and select apps - a seamless experience.

 
Video: Demo of the JVC Arsenal KW-ADV65BT DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the JVC Arsenal KW-ADV65BT DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

JVC's Arsenal Series KW-ADV65BT DVD receiver does a lot more than play discs. First, it features built-in Bluetooth®, so you'll be able to talk hands-free, place outgoing calls, and even stream music from your phone or other Bluetooth device. Then it offers a detachable 6.1" touchscreen that gives you thousands of color and display options. Last of all, JVC goes the extra mile to provide an incredible level of smartphone and app integration. Take a look in this display and controls demo vide

 
Video: Demo of the Sony XAV-701HD DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Sony XAV-701HD DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Built-in Bluetooth® connectivity sets up a wireless link between the Sony XAV-701HD DVD receiver and your mobile device. You'll enjoy the convenience of hands-free calling and music streaming. Take a look at the XAV-701HD in this display and controls demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Jensen VM9216BT DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Jensen VM9216BT DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Jensen's VM9216BT DVD receiver offers Bluetooth® for a safer drive and more entertainment options. Press a button and the retractable 7" screen motors out, giving you touchscreen controls with easy access to all functions. You can select from five different graphic backgrounds to customize the look, and adjust the screen angle so the picture looks its best. Take a closer look in this display and controls demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Jensen VM9116 DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Jensen VM9116 DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Jensen's VM9116 DVD receiver puts a big 7" display into your single-DIN (2" tall) dash opening. Press a button and the screen motors out, giving you touchscreen controls with easy access to all functions. You can select from five different graphic backgrounds to suit your taste, and adjust the screen angle so the picture looks its best. Check it out in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Boss Audio BV7335B DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Boss Audio BV7335B DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Boss Audio's compact BV7335B DVD receiver fits in most car dashes and features a 3.2" LCD screen that lets you view pictures and DVD videos when you're parked. Plus, it adds a bold splash of color to your car with a choice of five background display images. Check it out in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Sony XAV-602BT DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Sony XAV-602BT DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Sony's XAV-602BT DVD receiver offers some cool smartphone connectivity options for select Android and iOS® phones with MirrorLink and AppRemote. And this comprehensive receiver also features Bluetooth® hands-free calling and audio streaming along with Pandora® controls. Check out some of its moves in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X1600DVD DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X1600DVD DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's AVH-X1600DVD DVD receiver has put the spotlight on smartphone compatibility with features like Advanced App Mode and MirrorLink™ functionality. Its 6.1" display offers intuitive touchscreen controls that allow you to make changes by tapping, swiping, or dragging your finger, plus user-friendly menus that you can customize to your liking. Check out this receiver in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Pioneer's AVH-X5600BHS offers the biggest screen and the most features available in the Pioneer DVD receiver lineup, including Bluetooth®, an HD Radio™ tuner, and the ability to add an optional SiriusXM tuner. Take a closer look in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X2600BT DVD Receiver

Video: Demo of the Pioneer AVH-X2600BT DVD Receiver

by Ken Nail

Once you've driven with a Bluetooth receiver, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it. Pioneer's AVH-X2600BT DVD receiver brings all the advantages of a touchscreen receiver to your vehicle, along with the convenience and safety of Bluetooth®. You'll enjoy hands-free calling with your compatible phone, plus the ability to wirelessly stream and control music from compatible phones and other Bluetooth devices. Check it out in this demo video.

 
Testing Android™ compatibility with new car receivers

Testing Android™ compatibility with new car receivers

by Alexander Hrabe

Many receivers promise Android compatibility, but how many features you can access depends on your phone. We got hands-on with three touchscreens to get some answers. While we didn't find a one-size-fits-all solution, the hunt for the perfect fit proved more rewarding.

 
Improving her drive time

Improving her drive time

by Dave Delamere

As a busy working mom, Mendy's only alone time is when she's driving. When she'd had enough of the factory radio in her 2001 Toyota 4Runner, she turned to Crutchfield for help. She replaces her old factory radio with a new Pioneer DVD receiver.

 
A tale of two Mustangs

A tale of two Mustangs

by Jon Paulette

A stock Ford Mustang is a beautiful thing, but for many owners, a stock model is just a starting point. A Mustang can always be made to go faster, look wilder, or, of course, sound better. Whether you own a classic or a contemporary model, we can help you build a stereo that's as legendary as the car you drive.

 
Video: Kenwood HDMI connectivity

Video: Kenwood HDMI connectivity

by Video Guest

The HDMI input in certain Kenwood receivers lets you view your phone's screen right in your dash, and even control certain apps from Kenwood's touchscreen.

 
Video: JVC KW-V50BT and KW-V30BT DVD receivers

Video: JVC KW-V50BT and KW-V30BT DVD receivers

by Video Guest

JVC's KW-V50BT and KW-V30BT DVD receivers integrate seamlessly with most smartphones and bring a big, bright touchscreen to your dash. You can cutomize the touchscreen interface to your liking, and make calls hands-free.

 
Video: Demo of the Jensen VM9126 DVD receiver

Video: Demo of the Jensen VM9126 DVD receiver

by Ken Nail

Jensen's VM9126 DVD receiver sports a bright 6.2" touchscreen display that gives you easy access to the receiver's functions, and its stylish looks will be a welcome change to any dashboard that's cursed with a bland-looking factory radio. Check it out in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Boss Audio BV6824B DVD receiver

Video: Demo of the Boss Audio BV6824B DVD receiver

by Ken Nail

Boss Audio's BV6824B DVD receiver offers a great solution if you're not interested in having a touchscreen display in the dash, but want to keep the troops entertained during a long road trip. This receiver uses its two video outputs to send movies and other content to your backseat screens, as you control the entertainment with its simple control panel. Look at some of its features in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the JVC KW-V30BT DVD receiver

Video: Demo of the JVC KW-V30BT DVD receiver

by Ken Nail

JVC's KW-V30BT DVD receiver offers an eye-catching 6.1" variable-color touchscreen display, a built-in DVD/CD player, USB port, built-in Bluetooth®, and lots of settings you can tweak. And you can enjoy apps like Pandora® too. Take a look at some of its features in this demo video.