Disc & USB Playback
Audio & Tuner Section
AV Connections + Remote Control
6.2" Touchscreen TFT Display: The Blaupunkt San Diego 530 has
an integrated 6.2" TFT widescreen display with touchscreen controls. The display
provides a high-resolution video monitor for watching your DVD videos and
viewing navigation maps. The screen has a resolution of 830 x 480 (RGB) and
1,152,000 total pixels. The unit's touchscreen panel features interactive
controls making menu navigation easy. You can adjust the brightness level of the
Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the unit's LCD touchscreen
controls, the San Diego 530 also features hard-key controls on the left edge of
the screen (including a 3-way rotary audio control).
Start Up Time: The Blaupunkt San Diego 530 has a start up
time of approximately 50.1 seconds from off to the Map screen or 10.3 seconds
from off to an AV source screen.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the green/white wire in the supplied
harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit.
Your vehicle will need to be stopped and have the parking brake fully engaged to
view video. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of
the other displays and menus.
2-DIN Chassis: The San Diego 530 has a 2-DIN chassis (also
known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening.
The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the
supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Navigation Mapping Software: The integrated map database (by
TomTom) used by the Blaupunkt San Diego 530 was created using high-resolution
aerial and land based data collection. Navigation data is stored on the unit's
preloaded 8GB microSD-card for quick access and response. The San Diego 530
provides map coverage of the United States (all 50 states), Canada, and Puerto
Rico. The Blaupunkt San Diego 530's integrated iGo Primo navigation software
provides turn-by-turn visual and voice assistance to direct you to your selected
destination. The built-in software quickly calculates step-by-step directions to
any destination available on the included navigation map.
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While
this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its
release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is
maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may
change over time.
Map Updates: It is easy to keep the navigation system up to
date. Simply download new map data from
www.naviextras.com, store the updated map data on a microSD card and insert
it into the Blaupunkt San Diego 530 via the front-panel microSD card slot. To
ensure that you have the latest version of the map data when you purchase the
San Diego 530, you have 30 days from the first GPS positioning to download
the latest version of the map data once and free of charge.
GPS (Global Position System): Blaupunkt's built-in
navigation helps you find your way to your destination with an integrated GPS
receiver & external GPS antenna. The Blaupunkt San Diego 530 features a built-in
SiRFprima GPS receiver and includes an external magnetic GPS antenna. The New
York 830 uses Global Position System (GPS) satellites, and a digital roadway map
database to calculate and display vehicle positioning and travel direction. The
San Diego 530 considers vehicle speed an heading changes, together with longitude
and latitude information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position
on a digital map. Signal from GPS satellites are used to determine the vehicle
On-Screen Map: The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's
current position (a dark blue arrow by default), the recommended route (a light
blue line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag.
The on-screen map shows streets, roads, and highways in a way that is similar to
how a paper road map show them. A road's width and colors corresponds to their
importance, so you can easily tell a freeway from a small street. When
navigating a route, the top section of the map screen shows information about
your next route maneuver and the next street or the next city/town. When
approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to let
you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is at
a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see
the road in front of you. The map also displays data; such as distance to your destination, time left
before you reach your destination, and your arrival time.
- 2D/3D Map Mode: The Blaupunkt San Diego 530 allows you
to view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D
(three-dimensional) view. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode, shows you
streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, you can see the altitude
and elevations differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains,
and elevated roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are
- Color Mode: The navigation map screen uses different
color themes (Day/Night) during the day and during the night for both the
map and the menu screen. Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and
the menus are bright. The nigh color themes use dark colors for large
objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low. You can also set
the navigation unit to switch between daytime and night color modes
automatically based on the current time and GPS position.
Lane Information & Signposts: The Blaupunkt San Diego 530's
navigation map offers helpful lane information & signpost guidance.
- Lane Information: When navigation on multilane roads,
it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the
recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map
screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the
bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
- Signposts: Where additional information is available,
signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map.
The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can
see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations
and the number of the road the lane leads to.
- Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or
a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is
replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are
displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is
Audible Alerts: The Blaupunkt San Diego 530 offers various
audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.
- Voice Guidance (Text-to-Speech): In addition to graphic
directions, the San Diego 530 provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn
directions. You can select from English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese,
and Chinese audible languages. The volume of the voice prompts can be
increased with increases in speed to overcome road noise. Voice guidance can
be turned off if you prefer.
- Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you
approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if
available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type
of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
- Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information
about the speed limits of certain road segments. The San Diego 530 provides
an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
Historical Traffic: The San Diego 530 features TomTom's
Historical Traffic database of more than 9 trillion anonymously-collected data
points, providing analysis to predict driving behavior along your route. You'll
be able to determine the fastest route and accurate ETA at different times of
the day. You'll also be able to analyze traffic congestion, travel times, and
delays at different times of the day along your route.
Note: This is not a real-time traffic information system.
This is only a collection of historical traffic data that has happened in
the past that will further help the navigation system to give you the best
route and most accurate ETA possible.
Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the
current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is
not available) and a button to search for POIs nearby.
Find Menu: The Find Menu gives you many different ways to
choose your destination or insert a waypoint in your current route. An on-screen
keyboard appears to allow you to enter your destination from one of the
for a destination by scrolling the map display.
address, or Search for a city (central location), or Search for the
intersection of two roads.
||Search for over
15,000,000 points-of-interest (POIs) near your current location, in
a specific city, along your current route, or near your destination.
You can search by name of place or by category.
||Store your favorite
locations for easy recall.
||Destinations that you
have set previously
||Allows you to search
your destination by longitude and latitude values.
Route Calculation: The Blaupunkt San Diego 530 calculates
your route based on Route Method and Avoidances.
- Route Method: You can choose which route method
(Fastest, Shortest, Green, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should
use when calculating your route.
- Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at
or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast
and normal cars
- Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total
distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
- Green: gives a quick, but full efficient route
based on the fuel consumption data you provide
- Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no
- Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid
certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways,
Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.
Quick Menu: The Quick menu is a selection of controls and
functions that are frequently needed during navigation. It can be directly
opened from the map screen.
Route Preview: The navigation head unit lets you preview
your route's turn-by-turn instructions and simulate travel along that projected
Automatic Route Recalculation: The unit will automatically
recalculate your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously
Trip Monitor: The Trip Monitor contains
useful information about your trip. Trip logs can be saved manually when you
reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip log data includes
- Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance,
and Min./Max. Altitude.
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: The Blaupunkt San Diego 530 has a
front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no
panel to slide or fold-down. The San Diego 530 supports playback of DVD-Video,
DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs.
USB Port: The Blaupunkt San Diego 530 features a front-panel
USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-up cover which enables
connection and control of many types of portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device;
such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital
audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The head unit will play back audio, video,
and photo files from a compatible USB MSC device. USB portable audio devices
that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation
receiver's USB port (max. 0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC
Compressed Media Playback: This unit can play back
audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or a USB device.
||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2
Playable File Types
MP3 (32-320 kbps), WMA (32-192
Maximum # of Folders/Files
||10,000 total files/folders
(version 1/2), WMA tag
Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to restrict
DVD playback according to a predetermined level. You can select a parental
control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
Auto Reload: If a disc is left in the ejected position for
10 seconds, the disc is automatically reloaded (only when unit is powered on).
Built-in Bluetooth: The Blaupunkt San Diego 530 is equipped
with built-in Bluetooth (2.0+EDR) allowing you to make and receive phone calls
wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your
smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles:
- Hands Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile) and PBAB
1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile)
- Wireless Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile) and AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth
enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all
features when used with the Blaupunkt San Diego 530.
Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must
be paired to the San Diego 530. Up to 5 devices can be paired, but only one can
be used at a time. The San Diego 530 is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled
mobile phones, including the Apple iPhone and many Android smartphones.
Hands-Free Communication: The San Diego 530
allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your
Bluetooth-enabled iPhone, Android smartphone, or other Bluetooth-enabled
mobile phone. You'll be able to answer incoming calls, as well as dial
- Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's
phone number will be seen on the unit's LCD touchscreen and a ring-tone will be heard
through your car stereo speakers; your music audio will be muted. You can then manually answer the incoming
call from the head unit's touchscreen controls or set the unit up to answer
incoming calls automatically.
The head unit's external microphone
carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are
used to hear the other person.
- Making A Call: You can make a call using the Blaupunkt
in-dash head unit's touchscreen controls. Outgoing calls can be made be entering
telephone numbers directly via the car stereo's
touchscreen controls. You can also search for contact names (up to
1,000) in your
mobile phone's phonebook from the San Diego 530 and then make your call.
In addition, the head unit stores a list of previously missed, received, and
Wireless Audio Streaming: The San Diego 530
allows you to wirelessly play back stored music and music apps from your
Bluetooth-enabled Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, or
other Bluetooth-enabled devices using a Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP connection. You
can control basic playback functions of your music on your Bluetooth-enabled
device from the San Diego 530's touchscreen monitor. Playback functions
include Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. This unit will not display
song/artist information from stored music and music apps.
Audio & Tuner Section
20 Watt x 4 Channel Amp: The Blaupunkt San Diego 530 is
equipped with a 20 watt RMS x 4 channel amplifier (45 watts Peak x 4 channels).
5CH/2V Preamp Outputs + LPF: The San Diego 530 features front, rear
and subwoofer 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The stereo front & rear speaker preamp outputs
are balance and fade adjustable; the mono-subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The receiver features a built-in Low Pass
Filter control for the subwoofer preamp-output; you can select from 80Hz, 120Hz,
or 160Hz. The volume level of the sub output can be adjusted (+/-12)
independently from the system's main volume.
EQ: The San Diego 530 features a Preset & Custom EQ. The
built-in equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Techno, Rock, Classic, Jazz,
Optimal, Flat, Pop, User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User
mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 10-band parametric EQ
(31.25, 62.5, 1.25, 250, 500, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, and 16k Hz).
Loudness & Dynamic Sound: Loudness enhances low and high
frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes. The Dynamic Sound feature
enhances low frequencies at any listening level.
Volume Offset &: The level of each source may be
independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching
from one source to another. The available settings range from 0-12.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
AM/FM RDS Tuner: The Blaupunkt San Diego 530 is equipped with a
built-in AM/FM tuner offering manual, seek/scan, & preset tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations. The built-in tuner provides 3 FM banks and 2
AM banks. You can store 6 radio stations in each bank, giving you 18 FM and 12
AM preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically. You can
also enter a station's frequency directly from the
head unit's touchscreen keypad (0-9). In addition, you can use the scan function to play all the
receivable AM/FM stations of the current band for a few seconds. The seek tuning sensitivity decides whether
the automatic station seek tuning finds only strong stations or also weaker
stations that may be noisy.
Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner
between US standard and European tuning spacing.
AV Connections + Remote Control
A/V Input: The unit features a front-panel 3.5mm audio/video
input for connecting an external game console or portable MP3 player.
Video Output: The head unit features a rear-panel composite video
output that allows you to connect an external display to the unit. You can play
back the same video source which is being played on the head unit.
Rear Camera Input: The unit features a composite video input for
connecting an optional
rear view camera (sold separately). The video from this
connection can be set to display when switched to this input, or display the
rear view camera video automatically when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse
gear. The pink wire must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for
automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.75
seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up
camera is displayed.
IR Remote + SWC: The San Diego 530 comes supplied with an IR
remote control for wireless operation of the navigation receiver. The head unit
also features an OEM steering wheel remote control input (3.5mm) that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
Metra's ASWC-1 Steering Wheel Control Adapter (120ASWC1, sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.