Disc & USB Playback
6.1" Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DDX370 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 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.
Multi-Language Display: For your convenience, this unit is
equipped with a multiple language display. You can select the language which is
best suited to your first language - English, French, Spanish, German, Italian,
Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified/traditional), Thai, Turkish,
Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, or Greek. For connected external monitors; only English, French,
Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and Portuguese are available.
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 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.
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.
Security Indicator: The Security Indicator feature helps to
protect the Kenwood DDX370 against theft. Turning this function "On" allows the
security indicator light (red) on the front-panel of the head unit to flash when your
vehicle's ignition is off.
2-DIN Chassis: The DDX370 has a
2-DIN chassis (also known as Double DIN or size DD), 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 DDX370 supports playback of
DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, DTS-CD, 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 DDX370 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 DDX370 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 DDX370 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
Playable File Types
bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling rates of
AAC: bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 32-48kHz
WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)
MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576
32x32 to 8192x7680 pixels
Maximum # of Folders/Files
files (999 files per folder)
||MP3 ID3-tags (ver.
1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, and WAV-tags
Dolby Digital/DTS: The DDX370 supports playback of Dolby Digital
and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital sources to
Folder/Track List: The Folder/Track List allows you to search folders and
audio/video/picture files stored on a disc.
Playback Screen: During DVD playback, you can control
certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has
4 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current
chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing
the top center of the screen activates the DVD disc menu control buttons, while
pressing the bottom center activates the source control screen.
Zoom: The DDX370 features a 3 level zoom when playing back
video and still images.
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: The DVD player will automatically reinsert the
disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.
Firmware Updates (via USB): The unit's operating system is
updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood's support site. Firmware
downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices
and emerging technologies. Firmware/software updates can be downloaded onto a
USB thumbdrive from your computer and then inserted into the head unit's USB
port and uploaded. The tested unit contained firmware version G11.03.00. Go to
Kenwood's Support Site for the
latest firmware/software updates.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Kenwood DDX370 supports
audio/video playback from select Apple iPods and iPhones.
- Audio/Video Playback: The Kenwood DDX370's rear-panel
USB (type-A) port and rear-panel 3.5mm A/V AUX input allow you to connect
select Apple iPod/iPhones using the Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod cable (113IP202,
sold separately). The unit's USB port handles the control, metadata display,
and charging of your iPod/iPhone. You can navigate through your music and
video files using the head unit's touchscreen controls and view song and
movie info on its display, while your iPod/iPhone charges. The 3.5mm AV
input handles audio and video transfer from your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood
DDX370. By using the Auxiliary input, the music travels to the receiver as
an analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files
you've stored on your iPod/iPhone. The unit's rear-panel AV input must be
set to "iPod" in order to playback audio/video from your connected
iPod/iPhone. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
- Audio Only Playback: If you only want to playback audio
from your iPod or iPhone, you can simply connect it to the DDX370's USB port
using either the USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPod/iPhone or
Kenwood's iPod Direct Connect Cable (113KCIP102,
sold separately). This 1-wire USB connection bypasses the iPod/iPhone's DAC
and sound quality is maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter,
allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 99dB. The unit's rear-panel AV
input must be set to "AV-IN2" in order to use the 1-wire USB connection. You
will not be able to play Digital-Rights-Protected files.
Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th
gen), or iPhone 5/5C/5S; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device to connect to the head unit. These Apple devices only support audio
playback (no video output).
iPod Control: You can choose to control your connected iPod/iPhone from
the head unit, from the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen, or from select
apps streamed to your iPhone.
- Head Unit Control Mode: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate
your iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer,
Song, Podcast, or Audiobook. Your iPod's video library can be searched by
Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, Rented Movie, or
iTunesU. You can then search each of these categories using the head unit's
touchscreen slider function (categories will be listed in alphabetical
order). The head unit also supports Repeat (track) &
Random (album) playback functions of your connected iPod/iPhone.
- iPod/App Control Mode: The iPod/App control mode allows
you to control stored audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's
clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your
passenger seat. The iPod/App mode also lets you listen to your favorite
music apps, such as
Slacker streamed to your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Kenwood head
unit and your vehicle's speakers. You can even watch video on the Kenwood
DVD receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as
Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS
4.0+), via the Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod cable (sold separately). The App
Mode's video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and
the hand-brake is fully engaged. Not all apps will be compatible with App
Mode and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over
the app. Available controls may include - Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next.
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications
will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for
purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
iPod/iPhone Display: The Kenwood DDX370 will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod or
iPhone from the Kenwood multimedia head unit. The head unit will display Track
number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. The unit
will also display Album Art. If you choose to operate your connected iPod/iPhone
in iPod/App Control Mode, the DDX370 will not display your
iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit will instead display 'iPhone App
and iPod Control Mode + Parking Off').
iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge
the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
Garmin App: In addition, the optional KCA-IP202 iPod cable
allows you to view navigation maps and get audible/visual
directions on the DDX370's touchscreen, when the
Garmin StreetPilot Onboard
USA app ($49.99), and the Vehicle Display Integration in-app option
($49.99) are both downloaded to your
connected iPhone (4/4S) or iPad (1/2/3); running iOS 5.1 or later. The Garmin StreetPilot Onboard USA app
contains NAVTEQ map data for the United States (lower 49 states); with over a
million POIs, turn-by turn directions, lane assist with junction view, traffic
updates, and speed limit alerts. Because the map data is downloaded onto
your iPhone and does not live on the network, wireless coverage is not required
to navigate. Once you have selected your destination on your connected iPhone,
your map route will be visible on the DDX370's touchscreen (even with parking
brake disengaged) and turn-by-turn directions can be heard through your car
stereo speakers. You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to control
the Garmin StreetPilot USA app. The screen of your iPhone and the screen of the Kenwood DDX370
may not be identical.
Note: A Garmin StreetPilot Onboard app with North
American maps (US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USVI, and more) is also available for $59.99.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DDX370 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of