Disc & USB Playback
6.1" Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DDX271 features
a fixed 6.1" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix
system. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000
total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video
graphics, making menu navigation easy.
- Aspect Ratio: You can change the aspect ratio for video
playback. You can select from Full (16:9), Just (4:3 LB), Normal (4:3), or
Auto (automatically selects to match incoming video signal) .
- Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display
brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your viewing needs
during video playback.
- Custom Background Images: You can download a still image
(800 x 600) for use as
the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
- Customized Top Menu: You can select and arrange which
sources and icons display on the unit's Top Menu screen for easier, quicker
access. Select the "ALL SRC" icon to see all sources at one time.
Note: For your convenience, this unit is
equipped with a multiple language display. Select between 18 different languages
including English, Spanish, French and others.
Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In
addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons
and a rotary-dial along the left edge of the screen. You can adjust the head
unit's button illumination from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky
Blue, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink, White or Scan (Scans through all preset
colors). You can also select a custom "User" color that is adjusted between Red,
Green, and Blue (values range: 0-31). The Eject and Kenwood logo remain red, regardless of
variable color illumination setting.
Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display and
button illumination automatically
when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white
Illumination wire of this player's harness. You can also manually dim the unit's
display and button illumination. You can adjust the dimmer level from -15 to +5.
Clock Display: The DVD receiver offers a 12-hour clock which is
visible from any source or menu screen. With your vehicle's key in the accessory
or start position, the head unit will continue to display the LCD background
image, clock, and button illumination during "Standby" mode. Pressing and
holding the source button turns the unit off completely.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (attached to rear-chassis) must
be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view
video unless your vehicle's parking brake is fully engaged. If you attempt to view
video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply
display a blue screen and "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion
(parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu
screens/settings, source information, metadata, and album artwork.
2-DIN Chassis: The DDX271 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.
Disc & USB Playback
Compatible Discs: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your
disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The Kenwood DDX271 supports playback of
DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and VCD
discs. The unit supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2 video & JPEG files recorded on to
CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and
DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV music files
loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.
USB Port: The Kenwood DDX271 features a rear-panel
Full-Speed 2.0 USB type-A port (attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 38"
cable) for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC)
device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable
digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB port enables playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV audio files;
as well as JPEG still-picture files stored on a compatible USB memory device.
The DDX271 also supports video playback of MPEG1/MPEG2 video files from a
connected portable USB MSC device. USB portable audio devices that can be
charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port
(5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
File Compatibility: The Kenwood DDX271 supports the
following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded
onto a USB mass storage class device.
Disc (CD-R/RW or
||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet,
Romeo, Long File Name