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Kenwood DDX470

DVD receiver (New Stock)

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Kenwood DDX470

Overview

Our take on the Kenwood DDX470

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.

Well-equipped for your digital lifestyle

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.

Easy Bluetooth pairing with your iPhone

The DDX470 features Apple Auto Pairing — when you connect your iPhone to the receiver's USB port, the DDX470 automatically recognizes the phone and sends a pairing request to it. You simply press a button on the DDX470's touchscreen and your iPhone is paired. You can pair any other mobile device to this Kenwood through the Bluetooth connection, and enjoy hands-free phone calls and audio streaming of your music.

App control

The DDX470 offers fingertip control over your Pandora® Internet radio stations when your smartphone's connected, while  Kenwood's iPhone App Mode lets you stream video content from sources like Netflix and YouTube when your car's parked. Another big plus — if you've got Garmin's impressive Street Pilot app loaded, you can display maps and directions on the receiver's screen, so you can stay on course during your travels.

Play your music and videos

When your iPod's connected, you can view album art and browse through your playlists with a few swipes of your finger. Of course, the DDX470 plays all your CDs, DVDs, and recordable discs, plus you can plug a thumb drive loaded with hours of music into the receiver's USB input. This Kenwood also gives you a rear input for your A/V sources. And if you think that radio has "jumped the shark," add a SiriusXM tuner to this Kenwood and find out how entertaining satellite radio can be.

You can watch your favorite DVDs or iPod video on the built-in screen whenever you're parked. But if you're traveling, you can entertain your back seat passengers while you drive — just set them up with an external screen and wireless headphones and they can watch video content while you drive.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and this Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

Note: Bluetooth compatibility with this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility.

Bought this for my wife for the Bluetooth and she loves it now I might be getting one for my truck

Billy, Danbury nc

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What's in the Box:

  • Double-DIN DVD receiver with built-in 6.1" monitor (10A fuse installed in chassis)
  • Sleeve (attached)
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness
  • 6.5' Parking brake wire (light green)
  • KS-UBT1 USB Bluetooth adapter (pre-installed)
  • Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
  • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
  • Instruction Manual (English)
  • Instruction Manual (Spanish)
  • Instruction Manual (French)
  • Warranty card

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in internal amp (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen with variable color button illumination
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • Pandora control with iPhone, Android, and Blackberry
    • iPhone App Mode with limited control of apps like Netflix and YouTube
    • display function for Garmin "Streetpilot" navigation app for iPhone
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    Audio/video features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Hands-on Research for full capabilities)
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with 8 preset tone curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer controls
    • speaker type setting
    Expandability:
    • iPod control: Kenwood cable required for full access to audio/video content
    • works with SiriusXM tuner (not included)
    • inputs: rear USB input, dual rear A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: A/V output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:
    Reviews

    Kenwood DDX470 Reviews

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    127 Reviews

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written by: SteveB from Florida on November 9, 2014

    2001 BMW 5 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    • Value

    Overall glad I made the purchase, sounds great , much better than stock unit in my BMW . It only took a few days to get all the features down , not too complex. Install is complex though , lots of wiring and routing of wires. Not a quick or simple job in a e39 body but well worth the 10 hours or so to complete the job. I added the rear view camera and wow what a nice feature. Music streaming via Bluetooth includes play, pause, and track forward for Slacker and others on head unit , although no artist info. The Pandora does work well and gives artist , song and other info and gives station info and other choices as well but took a bit to get to work. Did not work at first , I had to do firmware update and still took a bit of digging to enable but wow is it nice now that it works , just get in car and it starts playing without ever taking phone out of my pocket . Also phone features work well and voice dial is sweet feature I am using more and more. Overall very pleased with purchase.

    Pros: Lots of options , home screen app options , (limited but doable) Great phone functions, and super sound with outstanding Bluetooth music support.

    Cons: Pandora function difficult to enable , some wiring is able to be disconnected completely via a connector to install and remove but some is hardwired to unit so difficult to handle while installing.

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    Written by: Billy from Danbury nc on August 15, 2014

    2005 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Bought this for my wife for the Bluetooth and she loves it now I might be getting one for my truck

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    Great unit

    Written by: JustinR from Maine on April 23, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I purchased this unit refurbished. I typically purchase refurbished electronics and have great luck with them. The face of this unit did have more wear then other refurnished units that I've purchased (small scratches and blemishes), but for the price I can't complain. Installation was easy and the setup menu is very intuitive with the touchscreen. I really like how much you can customize this unit by adjusting the button colors and changing the background image. One complaint that I have is that reading music from the USB input is extremely slow. It takes a good minute to first load all of the music folders. Once loaded it is pretty quick, but every time you turn the car off and back on you have to wait for the unit to read the usb contents.

    Pros: ease of use, many different music sources, sound quality.

    Cons: slow usb read, slow initial bluetooth connection

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    Written by: Anonymous from Cypress, texas on April 14, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Value

    Overall a solid unit "for the price". Has many features that you find in more expensive models. These features are included in this unit but at price. The overall performance of this device is lacking greatly. Boot up time, disc read, mp3 load time and Bluetooth are all slower than most models and can be very annoying especially the Pandora and Bluetooth sync. Biggest problem is that the sound level is terrible. There is a volume offset you can adjust and even with that all the way up sound levels are still about 50% less than my stock Bose system. It also lacks a convenient dimmer for the screen, sd card reader and does not read mp4 files. I will be returning this for another more up to date model.

    Pros: Good amount of features for the price. Volume knob.

    Cons: Slow sync with Bluetooth, Pandora, etc. No sd reader. Poor volume performance. No convenient screen dimmer. Lots of features but they all just kinda work okay. Better off buying more expensive model or sacrifice ing some features for better performance of less features.

    Great

    Written by: Twan from Winter Garden, FL on March 21, 2014

    2010 Chevrolet Camaro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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    Love it

    Pros:

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    Written by: kris from Three rivers,mi on March 19, 2014

    2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    Good sound, nice set up

    Pros: Easy to use, bluetooth works great

    Cons: Volume only goes up to 35

    Kenwood DDX470 won't play iPod source

    Written by: John W from Aurora, CO on March 11, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Overall, I like the receiver unit, it is simple to operate and the interface but can be somewhat non-intuitive to customize and change settings. The biggest problem I have experienced is that this unit, when an iPhone/ITouch is connected via the iPod cable, will display the song title on the screen and "appear" to be playing the song, but no sound actually comes through the unit. Have tried multiple iPhones and iPods. The Bluetooth works well, however the connection to bluetooth devices is extraordinarily slow (+30 seconds)

    Pros: Decent sound quality without amp, touch screen, fairly easy to operate, customizable interface.

    Cons: Won't play iPhone's/iPod's via iPhone cable, Connecting a previously paired bluetooth device is extraordinarily slow (+30 seconds).

    Fabulous buy

    Written by: TJohn from Texas on March 2, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    I haven't discovered any negatives

    Pros: Price, value,

    Cons: Idk

    pretty good

    Written by: Joe J from Belhaven NC on February 22, 2014

    2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great radio. All the qualities you could expect from Kenwood. The only drawback is the bluetooth. When you play music it only playes thru your front speakers.

    Pros: Great sound and quality of product

    Cons: Front speaker only when media is played thru bluetooth.

    Perfect

    Written by: Jake from Shawnee, KS on February 21, 2014

    2008 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installed into 08 Toyota 4Runner Urban Runner. Took my time splicing a web of wires which paid off, because as soon as it was powered up it worked flawlessly. The web of wires was not from the Kenwood harness. The urban runner itself has many wires which I had to match up. Once again take your time and map them out.

    Pros: Additional aux. hookups and options Great sound quality

    Cons: Cannot make new stations in pandora mode by typing in.

    Kenwood rocks

    Written by: Charles from Colby, Ks on February 19, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Touch screen is great to say the least user friendly, Bluetooth works amazing

    Pros: Great sound, easy to install minus all the add-ons that I had install for steering wheel controls, Siriusxm, and door chime. All of that took up ALOT of room.

    Cons: Still trying to figure a few things out the menu isn't setup very well have to push a lot of buttons to get where you want to go. However once everything is setup shouldn't need to do that anymore.

    As Advertised

    Written by: Bones Conway from San Antonio, TX on February 13, 2014

    2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Works as advertised

    Pros: Easy install and integration with existing steering controls. Bluetooth easy to set up and connect.

    Cons: Only 1 usb connection. I would like to leave my iPod connected at all times and also plug my iPhone in when I get in the truck. Another connection would be grand.

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    Written by: Jenkins from Rockledge Florida on February 13, 2014

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    I love this head unit it dose everything I wanted and more.

    Pros: There are too many to list

    Cons: You have to have the adapter cord to see music for Pandora but you can still play it with the blue tooth

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    Written by: Anonymous from Vermont on February 9, 2014

    2010 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    Easy install

    Pros: Great support team.

    Cons: Unable to view my GPS on the unit.

    Good product for the price

    Written by: George L from Lake Worth, FL on February 3, 2014

    2011 Jeep Patriot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Pretty good radio for the price great features

    Pros: Quality and a lot of features

    Cons: Show come with adapters to make it look like factory ready example: (usb and 3.5mm panel mount jack)

    Great Unit

    Written by: Anonymous from Washington on January 27, 2014

    2006 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great Unit. Easy to use. Easy to program.

    Pros: Easy to use/adjust settings. Looks great installed.

    Cons: Screen looks cluttered with menu items - can rearrange but not remove items on main screen. Hardware was not long enough to fasten brackets to the recessed hole in unit, but were standard/available sizes.

    KENWOOD DDX470 in 2005 MUSTANG

    Written by: tankertoad1 from Wichia, KS on January 27, 2014

    2005 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Replaced the malfunctioning head unit in my Mustang. I am very impressed the unit so far. It has all the features I was looking for at a very reasonable cost and it easy (and fun) to use. I would highly reccomend.

    Pros: Easy to use, touch controls are sensitive, graphics are large and easy to see even with glance while driving and the sound is great. The blue tooth works exceptionaly well. The adjustable lillumination works well with similar Ford My Color system.

    Cons: The supplied mounting brackets are a bit under designed and I had to fab the rear bracket but it did fit well after a some trial and error on the adjustments.

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    Written by: craig from Sharpsburg Ga on January 26, 2014

    2005 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installed in daughters 05 Mustang. It replaces shaker 500 system. Really nice upgrade. Daughter loves it. Touch screen very responsive, huge difference in sound quality,Bluetooth works great, DVD quality very nice.Nothing difficult with this unit. I really recommend??this unit.

    Pros: This system works very well. Easy to install. Better than expected for the money. Trim kit fits pretty good. (Aftermarket)

    Cons: Cheesy,cheesy,cheesy Head unit mounting brackets. Does not screw to head unit very well. It is (aftermarket). Now she wants new speakers. :)

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    Written by: Mousecat from Modesto, CA on January 22, 2014

    2001 Toyota Celica GT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great Unit, I like it so much, I bought a second one for another car!

    Pros: Everything you need at the rich of the screen.

    Cons: Haven't found one yet.

    Seems to meet my needs

    Written by: Andrew from Roseville, CA on January 22, 2014

    2007 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I found it really bizarre how difficult it was to get the basic functionality that I wanted in a new head unit without spending over $1000. This unit was a good compromise, but didn't have all the requirements: - Bluetooth Hands-Free phone (yes) - Connect to a Non-Apple device for music (yes, but the bluetooth connection and control is slow) - 2 Video out for headrest monitors (Not really) - HD Radio (NO! Hello 2013!! Who listens to the regular radio) - Dual-Tuner for simultaneous video and radio use (yes. amazingly, not in every unit) All in all it works well and looks really good in our 2007 Honda Odyssey (Note: Odyssey can't have a flip down unit). The completeness of the installation kit even amazed me. It kept on giving. The A/V connections are odd. Who needs 2 inputs? I had to split the one RCA output to run to the headrest monitors which worried me about video and sound quality with the split of the splits, but it isn't bad. A good affordable choice to replace a basic OEM product and provide entertainment for the kids (headrest monitors not included). I purchased headrest monitors so the kids can watch the same DVD from the head unit or separate digital movies off a pen drive. I only give it 4 stars because I don't really have anything to compare it to. I have to assume there is better, but it worked for my needs above.

    Pros: - Installation kit. Solid. (and the kids loved playing with the packing peanuts) - Looks sharp and clean installed - Pretty simple installation, even for a novice - Value for the money

    Cons: - 2 A/V Inputs, 1 A/V output - just plain weird considering it has a DVD player.... - USB does not play movies, only music files - Instruction manual is a little lacking - Installation bracket support made me a bit nervous. I shoved some foam under the head unit to help hold it in place and displace the amount of force on the mounting screens, which had already started cracking the plastic before I was even finished the install.

    good radio

    Written by: jaime5019 from miami on January 16, 2014

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    good, nice radio easy of use thank you

    Pros: easy of use, good price

    Cons: need more conection

    Great radiowith lots of features

    Written by: Jason from Englishtown, NJ on January 16, 2014

    2007 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The main reason for the radio upgrade from my factory radio was that I wasn't happy with the way my factory radio sounded. This radio was big noticeable improvement. It also offered bluetooth capability which allows me to use my phone hands free. I also wanted to retain my steering wheel controls and rear seat entertainment system.This radio allowed me to do so by buying the PAC RP4-FD11 Factory Integration Adapter Buying everything from Crutchfield made the installation easy. They told me everything I needed and made sure everything will work with my vehicle.

    Pros: Sounds great, Bluetooth, Sirius, iPod control.

    Cons: The one thing I don't like is that whenever I go to lower the volume I usually hit one of the preset buttons and change my station.

    2011 dodge ram 1500

    Written by: Anonymous from Desoto, Mo on January 13, 2014

    2011 Dodge Truck 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Has all the features I wanted for the lowest price. So far I am extremely happy with this head unit.

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    Written by: Anonymous from 7101 N. 16th Street McAllen Tx 78504 on January 12, 2014

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    So far enjoy it. Love the blue tooth hands free and clear.

    Pros: Love the blue tooth

    Cons:

    Good unit

    Written by: Bill of Mt. Airy from Mt. Airy, Md on January 10, 2014

    2013 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    It's a good unit for the price, the sound quality in much better then the stock unit. Crutchfield makes the wiring easy, the mounting was a bit of a challange in my Tacoma 2013.

    Pros: Easy to setup and program.

    Cons: None so far

    Awesome Radio for my 04 Surburban

    Written by: Darryl from Boston,MA on January 7, 2014

    2004 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    No issues at all with this radio, fits like a glove and has better reception than the stock radio. I did not have to make any modifications of my dash, while the fit is tight, as long as the cables in the back are well positioned, it fits without modifications. I would love to see more options, like being able to mute the phone or choose what data is displayed in the tuner, instead of 3 lines all cutoff.

    Pros: Great sound, easy install, great features, great sound from my connected iPhone though bluetooth (music and handsfree).

    Cons: Interface is a little simplistic, not customizable.

    First Personal Install

    Written by: GaryT from Austin TX on January 6, 2014

    2000 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Crutchfield made the install very easy. Still getting familiar with the product. I am unable to work some features: Pandora via Bluetooth & iPhone 5 does not work, can not get my navigation screen to show even though I use MotionX, no mute button during phone calls.

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    One happy 17 year old

    Written by: The Bee Hive from Florida on January 6, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This is the perfect for for a 2002 For mustang convertible!!

    Pros: Great look, sound easy to use

    Cons: Doesn't have GPS, that would have been a huge plus

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    Written by: JuanJ from Strasburg, CO on January 1, 2014

    2000 Toyota Echo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Love this radio, ease of use and not hard to install. Bluetooth capability a big plus for me

    Pros: Price, Bluetooth , and ease of use

    Cons: None

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    Written by: Anonymous from Okinawa on December 31, 2013

    2004 Scion xA
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    The unit was picked up on sale from Crutchfield. The unit's dvd picture is very clear and there is no sign of skipping or abrupt stopping. Kids love it.

    Pros: Picture quality, DVD player and the Bluetooth operation works great with the iPhone 4S.

    Cons: Music control for iPhone could be a bit smoother. Also wish it had a screen tilt function, at times the glare as mounted in our car makes it difficult to see.

    DDX470 in '13 Jeep Wrangler

    Written by: Jamie from Germany on December 29, 2013

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    This DDX470 is installed in a 2013 Jeep Wrangler with the Alpine stereo system. I really wanted a better head unit since I got the Alpine system but with the basic/non blue tooth head unit. Since its almost mandatory to have blue tooth I decided to switch it out for the ken wood deck. So far its amazing-get he PAC harness that allows you to keep your steering shell controls and the factory amp. It makes the install 1000 times easier. Its basically a few wires to connect and plug and play. The best thing about all of this is the Crutchfield TEAM-they crushed my expectations! I love the stereo/their service and the fact they really helped me through the install. They have never let me down and I know I can trust the team over there! THey really helped me out on this install-knowledge and flexibility was great! Thank you!

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    Not all that great

    Written by: Ben H from Grand Rapids, MI on December 26, 2013

    2012 Subaru Impreza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    This radio is very lacking. I bought it for my 2012 Subaru Impreza because the stock radio was pretty bad. The radio does indeed make the stock speakers sound better than the stock radio did. I'm an audio guy, and the EQ settings of the radio are great. Using the radio, however, is another story. The two main ways I use the radio are through the aux input, and bluetooth through my phone. In both of those respects, this radio fails. The bluetooth is horribly unreliable to connect. I often have to go into the menus and delete the phone, and try several times to reconnect it. That's with my Galaxy S4, and the same issue with my girlfriend's S3. I have many bluetooth speakers, and also a 2012 VW that never has a single issue with connecting to bluetooth. This DDX470, however, has issues almost every time. The aux input, too, is a bad setup. The aux input jack runs through the radio's "in2" line, which is the line used for the backup cam. So everytime you switch to that input, there's a big blue screen that you'll want to exit out of by hitting the Menu button. Not a horrible inconvenience, but still an unwelcome oversight. All in all, the radio has potential, but there are big oversights into how easy it is to navigate. It's for a car - it should be very simple, not complex. The new VW radios are a great example of powerful yet simple touchscreen radios.

    Pros: -EQ adjustment abilities -Lots of input options -Has built-in EQs and settings for different types of speakers

    Cons: -Scrolling is lackluster. A knob would have been nice, rather than a very small button to scroll up or down on the screen -Bluetooth is very unreliable -Tuner sometimes cuts out for no reason -Text on screen during FM is overwhelming and uninformative -Aux input setup isn't convenient

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    Written by: Anonymous from Athens Tn. on December 26, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Unit seems to work well. face plate trim wasn't the best in the world but it fit.

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    Written by: Skybolt from Plano, TX on December 20, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I wanted to upgrade the sound in my Shelby with Shaker 1000 system. This Kenwood is perfect and sounds great, a significant upgrade. I like the volume knob as the car rides a little harsh and a touch screen volume wouldn't work with this car. the instructions are not very intuitive, but as usual, Crutchfield tech support is excellent.

    Pros: Looks great, works well.

    Cons:

    Decent for the price

    Written by: JamesK from Texas on December 20, 2013

    2005 GMC Yukon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    This was a great upgrade for two aging factory head units in a 2005 Yukon SLE and a subpar unit in a 2013 Wrangler 2-dr Sport. I'd buy again for sure. The ONLY real issue with this and the other Kenwood decks is that none of them support the iPhone past the 4/4S. Pioneer is apparently the only vendor to do so. While you can stream audio over bluetooth (see cons), aux in or USB, the only embedded app (Pandora) is useless. Also, the inability to play video from an iPhone 5/5s is also extremely annoying.

    Pros: Great touch screen in full light Decent amount of inputs Updatable firmware (via USB and you'll need it)

    Cons: - No support for the iPhone past the 4S...... That means no app control, video, etc. - The only app that can be controlled via the head unit is Pandora (only on iPhone 4S and below) - Bluetooth functionality is terrible until you update the firmware (takes about 30 minutes), but is ok after - Bluetooth audio is set by default to only play through the front speakers. This was quite disturbing until I found the setting in Setup>System>Bluetooth>(scroll down past the first screen)> Audio.

    where have you been all my life?

    Written by: big mustang fan from Fayetteville, NC on December 19, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
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    this is the first time i had after market double din in my car. at first i thought its just a waste of money. well im wrong, kenwood ddx470 improves my car sound quality, i can use my iphone to call, text, play pandora and itunes radio with the comfort of using bluetooth. i can also digitally set up my subwoofer. i also installed rear camera which is amzazing, especially if theres snow in your rear window and you cant see anything. i wish i had this long time ago. thats why i started to ask myself where have u been all my life!

    Pros: easy to use, improves sound quality, i can use telephone hands free, blueetooth connection, apple device compatability

    Cons: usb cable for ipod should be included and free in the package.

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written by: Andrea22894 from Pacoima on December 18, 2013

    2003 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Awesome sounds.

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    Great unit at great price

    Written by: Mark M from Petaluma, CA on December 17, 2013

    2009 Volkswagen Routan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great unit, fairly simple to install with the suggested kit from Crutchfield. Used a Clarion rearview camera and it is as clear as a mirror. Great screen quality.

    Pros: Big upgrade from stock unit

    Cons: Has lots of iPOD features, which is great if you are an Apple devottee ( I am) but useless otherwise. I tested with a variety of Android units and all sync'd great.

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    Written by: Anonymous from North Dakota on December 16, 2013

    2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great Deck, But The Sound Options Are Limited, No Lpf Or Hpf Settings For The Woofers. And It Won't Run Your Amp When Your Playing Music Through The Bluetooth.

    Pros: Big Screen. very Responsive Touch screen

    Cons: Won't Run An Amp When Listening TO Music Over bluetooth

    Great Head unit!

    Written by: JC from Fairport, NY on December 15, 2013

    2011 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installing was a breeze, sound quality is way superior than the OEM radio. Bluetooth works flawlessly. Easy to match the color illumination of your dashboard for a perfect integration. It was a bit too bright at night but you can adjust that easily too. Im just missing the 5 band EQ, highway sound and crossover slopes but anyway, this Kenwood fulfills my very picky audio taste.

    Pros: Access to all possible audio sources, even to GPS/navigation screen from the Iphone4/4S, reverse camera input.

    Cons: USB audio source takes a bit longer to start playing.

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written by: Will R from Titusville FL on December 14, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Has the features I want to make driving and taking calls more safe. Smartphone integration works very well

    Pros: great price, easy installation with all the included parts

    Cons: None

    Great product

    Written by: Taylor from Birmingham, AL on December 11, 2013

    2007 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I have had great success with the DDX470. Been using it for several months now in my 07 Toyota 4-Runner and have very few complaints. I do sometimes get some feedback when using my iPhone 4 through the bluetooth and occasionally the display does not match what it actually playing when listening to music through my iPhone but other than that it works great. I had a few problems during installation that turned out to be settings on the DDX470 and Crutchfield support was excellent in helping me figure it out.

    Pros: Great product at a good value. Crutchfield support was excellent

    Cons: Installation in my 07 4-Runner was easy except for tying into the parking brake light so the DVD function would work properly. IMPORTANT NOTE: If connecting a steering wheel control module make sure the external remote setting on the DDX470 is turned ON. Knowing this would have saved me a lot of time and grief.

    Kenwood DDX 470

    Written by: Steve from Easton,PA on December 6, 2013

    2013 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Excellent deck for the price

    Pros: Great display, Easy to use, Nice DVD quality

    Cons: Samsung Drive link...Marginal at best,,,Bluetooth connectivity sometimes tricky at start up

    great product

    Written by: Anonymous from rockport wv on December 3, 2013

    2007 Honda Fit Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great product dvd screen quality is great

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written by: Anonymous from Amarillo TX on November 15, 2013

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great stereo.

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    Kenwood DDX470

    Written by: Richard from Paulina, LA on November 12, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very good unit for the money. I installed this in my 99 Lightning. I had installed a Sony XNV 770BT in my GTO which I find to be a better overall unit than the Kenwood, but due to the NAV is twice as much. Sound quality of the Sony with factory GM speakers is far superior to the Kenwood's with Fosgate 6x8's. I would say the sound is only marginally better than the 14 year old Ford factory unit. The Sony comes with an IPOD connector + USB connectors, where as the Kenwood requires purchase of dedicated cable for. Which has been ordered so I don't know how it will work with the cable. But without it turns on and shows it playing but I have no sound. Bluetooth is easy to use. And it immediately downloaded my phone book. HTC smartphone.

    Pros: easy to set up bluetooth. Screens look good.

    Cons: Sound is not as good as other units. Requires seperate Ipod connector to work at additional cost.

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written by: Joseph from Lake Mary Florida on October 18, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy to install, thanks to Crutchfield instructions and support line. Slightly mis-leading,"offering compatibility with many iPhone® apps, comprehensive iPod® controls, and built-in Bluetooth®. " there is a feature to receive notification (chime and on screen) for text messages - Does NOT work w/iPhone called Kenwood, their claim was Apple restricts this yet the Pebble watch can actually display the text. Also Blue Tooth Streaming (or hard wire) of Pandora, iPhone not compatible? Why? And "if you've got Garmin's impressive Street Pilot app loaded, you can display maps and directions on the receiver's screen, so you can stay on course during your travels." Well that app is $49.99, that in its self is ok what they don't tell you is you also need Vehicle Display Integration an additional $49.99 ...

    Pros: Sounds great, perfect picture, easy blue tooth pairing, simple easy installation and easy to use.

    Cons: See review above.

    Exactly What I Wanted!

    Written by: Mike Mac from Pottsville Pa, 17901 on October 16, 2013

    2004 Honda CRV EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great Headunit. Does everything that I wanted. Bluetooth, iPod control, and pandora control on the display are great. Definitely worth every penny!

    Pros: Bluetooth hands free calling and audio streaming, iPod and pandora control.

    Cons: Had a little trouble getting my iphone 5 to play while plugged in at first. Finally figured it out that you have to change some settings around while the unit is in standby mode. After that it works perfectly!

    bummed

    Written by: Josh M from Kailua, HI on October 11, 2013

    2005 Honda Pilot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I was bummed with this product due to the lack of interface options. I purchased the Iphone cable which is great but we also have a droid phone and the only way to hook up is bluetooth which doesn't work nearly as well as other kenwood receivers. I purchased a second usb port that i was going to install in the dash but there arent' any extra slots after the bluetooth mic and iphone cable were installed. There isn't even room to install a second aux cable for quick connecting. Bottom line if they aren't going to offer any of these options, at least make the blue tooth integration seamless. It takes a few minutes for it to recognize my phone, and god forbid my droid and my wifes iphone in the car together; its just a crap shoot which one will sync first. It's a fine system aside from those minor inconveniences.

    Pros: Looks and sound great

    Cons: Need more rear usb/aux inputs. poor bluetooth syncing

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    Written by: Anonymous from simi valley, ca on October 11, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I am very pleased with this product. The people at Crutchfield are very helpful.

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    Love it!

    Written by: CS from Apopka, FL on October 10, 2013

    2009 Volkswagen GLI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I really like this radio. I love the fact I can be hands free now. We did have a trouble figuring out the bluetooth sync and still haven't figured out how to add another phone to it and both work but that's what the manual is for. All in all I like it and it's better than the factory one that came with my car.

    Pros: Hands free, good quality sound. Good picture when a DVD is playing. Display looks good. Easy to use.

    Cons: Can't figure out how to sync more than one phone to bluetooth. Can't figure out how to use the Pandora on the actual radio.

    Excellent Receiver

    Written by: Anonymous from So Cal on October 6, 2013

    2005 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I'm very impressed by this receiver. I expected much less considering the low price. The Bluetooth works better than any other I've ever used. The touch screen works perfectly. It's super easy to use and set up.

    Pros: Touch screen work with little pressure. Great visual clarity. Easy, intuitive set up. Great sound and easy to adjust.

    Cons: Have to have special cable to use iPod.

    Very good product

    Written by: Dave from Wilkes Barre, PA on October 4, 2013

    2010 Ford Transit Connect
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great Product. Love the sound quality. Big fan of Kenwood!

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    Very intuitive

    Written by: JohnL from Vermont on October 3, 2013

    2013 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Passenger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I installed this a week ago and haven't had a ton of time with it but overall I'm very happy. It's installed in a Mercedes Sprinter that had a pretty poor sound system. This head unit drastically improved the sound quality even without upgrading the speakers. I find the controls to be very intuitive and the display is easy to customize. Great quality for an affordable price.

    Pros: Intuitive controls.

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    Kenwood Deck

    Written by: Paty from San Diego, CA on October 2, 2013

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Love this deck! Looks great in my Jeep!

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    Written by: Anonymous from Lexington, SC on October 2, 2013

    2008 Honda Civic SI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    All 5* I love this stereo. It came in very fast and in excellent condition.

    Pros: Produces great sound quality! The movies are excellent with color and no lagging. Excellent bang for the buck! Excellent

    Cons: Really isn't any.

    DDx470

    Written by: Anonymous from Gilbert, Az on September 22, 2013

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great product. Bought it because of its support of apple devices. Bought it also for it use of garmin gps. Bought a new iPhone after installing stereo only to find out the iphone5 video output not compatible with this stereo. Speaking to Kenwood support it does not sound like they re going to adapt to apples current ways of outputting video from the new apple devices.

    Pros: Easy install

    Cons: Does not support video output of newest apple devices

    Kenwood Touch Screen

    Written by: Anonymous from Virginia on September 16, 2013

    2003 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very good deck. Love the automatic Bluetooth sync. Varied sub style output is impressive. Good all around... and I'm very picky

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    Wife Likes It

    Written by: JH from San Francisco, CA on September 12, 2013

    2005 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Though unintended, I matched this head with a set of Kenwood 6x9 and 6-3/4" speakers, Clarion XC1410 amp, SiriusXM radio, Kenwood iPod cable and all the other hardware needed to adapt to the factory wiring. After reviewing the order with Bryce at Crutchfield the order was placed. Free three day delivery to California is impressive. The system was installed over the Labor Day weekend and it was very nice being able to get a hold of Crutchfield on Monday to answer some wiring questions The system sounds very good and is pleasant to use. You do need to learn the system software in order to navigate and adjust the Kenwood head. Having hands free Bluetooth is fantastic, works and sounds just fine. Having SiriusXM is nice too. Though not purchased for the video capability, my wife is really starting to like having it since she can watch her iPhone videos, DVD's etc. while she waits in her car. Two issues though; occasional communication/control issue with my Wife's iPhone 4S (no problem with my iPhone4) through the Kenwood cable and wish the FM reception were better. The factory radio had much better FM reception. She really loves the SiriusXM, saved me from dealing with resolving the FM reception issue. Overall a very pleasant experience and as always the Crutchfield crew is great to deal with.

    Pros: Great features, low price.

    Cons: A lot of button pushing to make fine adjustments. Once you learn what to push it becomes much easier to navigate. Communication/control issue with iPhone 4S through Kenwood cable, no probelm with iPhone 4. Maybe something with the iPhone?

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written by: Anonymous from Destin, fl on September 12, 2013

    2008 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a nice radio. It is relatively easy to use. Sometimes the Bluetooth hook up doesn't work right. Tuner strength doesn't seem to be as strong as the factory radio. Overall it's ok.

    Pros: Touchscreen

    Cons: Bluetooth compatibility

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written by: J Hutchison from Paragould, AR on September 4, 2013

    2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very pleased with my purchase of this reciever. Easy installation in my F250. Couldn't ask for better instructions and help from the support team.

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    DDX470 I like

    Written by: Julius B from Charleston, SC on August 29, 2013

    2001 BMW 5 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I really like this product. I believe it's the best choice I have made in a long time of buying car audio products.

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    Written by: Dave M from Alpharetta, GA on August 25, 2013

    2009 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great value for the money. With the outstanding tech support from Crutchfield and great installation documents it was easy to install. Works well, good power and looks nice. The screen isn't affected by glare as bad as I thought it might. Had to call one time, the guys had me fixed up in about a minute. Great product with quality installation hardware.

    Pros: Looks good, value for the money. For <350 it can't be beat.

    Cons: Had to buy additional Kenwood Ipod cable for video, but that product works just fine as well! Wish you could change the splash screen.

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written by: cb from dayton, ohio on August 21, 2013

    2010 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great buy for the price, took some time to learn all the features this system offers, sound quality is amazing even with my stock speakers

    Pros: Great sound quality, Bluetooth is a real plus

    Cons: Took some time to get used to settings and features

    Totally love!!

    Written by: Jayna from Raleigh,NC on August 21, 2013

    2008 GMC Yukon XL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I love this product. It was pretty easy to install and very easy to use. I wish the sub woofers would have more sound to it. In my original cd player I did not even have my amp all the way up and it sounded great but since I updated to this one I had to up my settings on my amp. Not a big problem but still. Everything is pretty easy to understand and use. I did not know you have to buy the Bluetooth part separate to be able to set up your phone and Pandora to actually show on the screen. I found one cheap though a few days later. The mic works pretty good and is pretty clear. The sound is great on it. The touch screen is very easy to move along and get where you want to be. I think it is a great product for the price and recommend it to anyone.

    Pros: Great sound Lots of sound options Easy to use Easy to set up Easy to install Plays all my home burnt cds!!

    Cons: Sub woofer sound is a little low.

    NIce system

    Written by: bigjimmyt from West Melbourne, FL on August 20, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I find this unit to be easy to operate and good sound quality

    Pros: It has an optional remote to ease the operation, but it is sold seperately, but a good investment for user safety. The screen has been easy to operate.

    Cons: Other than buying the remote seperately and my home made CD's can not play the music at random due to all music show up as folders by the various author. I yet to have an issue

    Kenwood DDX470 Install

    Written by: Lee D from Central Florida on August 20, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I had this radio professional installed, along with the Sirius, On Star, and steering wheel controls on a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport. Could not be happier. Sound quality much better than the Bose system. Very easy to navigate the screens. Oh, I had the rear view camera installed as well. I would recommend this audio system to anyone.

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    Disappointing overall

    Written by: Giggity from VA on August 14, 2013

    2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I had high hopes for this unit, but I ended up disappointed and returned it for a different unit. First, the bluetooth call quality is just atrociously, inexcusably bad. Even with the mic a foot or two away, you can barely hear the caller while the surrounding noise is pronounced. Useless. The unit also would not read a DVD+R with MP3s on it, even though it was finalized. I tried the same disc in a Pioneer X3500BHS, and it worked just fine. This was a big deal, as I wanted the ability to quickly switch between MP3 DVDs and this unit couldn't do it. In addition, Kenwood's user interface is awful - it looks like something from the 90s. In the age of the smartphone, the layout, icons, and responsiveness of this unit all leave much to be desired. Boot time is way too long - around 7-8 seconds. (Which is worse when you have a backup camera and you sit and wait to be able to backup safely) Kenwood needs to optimize their OS, use faster hardware, and please hire or outsource a user interface specialist. Most car radios have an easy "off" setting that keeps a clock or other useful info on the screen. Bizarrely, this unit has no quick way to do this. You have to either hold the power button to completely power down the unit, or you have to go into its Standby "input" by first going into the "all inputs" list and choosing it there. Even then, standby mode doesn't have a large clock on the screen - just empty screen. No big deal, but indicative of Kenwood's lack of design effort.

    Pros: Relatively cheap Sirius/XM has 4 pages of presets for a total of 24 - very nice Pandora support Wheel for volume instead of buttons

    Cons: Bluetooth call quality User interface Not compatible with iPhone 5

    Kenwood ddx 470

    Written by: Anonymous from louisville ky on August 13, 2013

    2012 Ford Fusion
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    this is a very nice unit for the price, very simple to use, is an overall great stereo

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    Kenwood DDX470 is a great value

    Written by: JimC from Channahon, Il on August 12, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I am very happy with the purchase of the Kenwood DDX470. This unit does everything it says it does very well. I installed it myself into a 2003 Honda Civic and was really easy and fit perfectly. I would recommend this unit to anyone.

    Pros: Very easy and intuitive to learn your way around the screen selections.

    Cons: Can be difficult to see the screen when in direct sun light, but it is better non LCD screens. Microphone isn't the best but it does get the job done, you don't have to repeat your self anymore then you do while using your cell phone alone. The iPhone 5 connector is more limited then the iPhone 4/4s connectors ( i.e. you can't use your iPhone 5's GPS on the head unit's screen)

    Great headunit

    Written by: Isaac from Melbourne, Fl on August 12, 2013

    2009 Nissan 370Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Value

    Great headunit put in my 370z went right in without the 370z specific kit. Good sound good looks good function. Kenwood always puts out good products.

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    the reviews are spot on

    Written by: ninpirate from Cincinnati on August 10, 2013

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I installed this stereo to replace a shaker 500 bad disc nightmare of a head unit. still learning new features it has. I love being able to play from so many different sources. microphone has trouble picking up my voice but im still adjusting things. this model has a ton of features for the price. there are plenty of ways to play music through this unit. I wish there were more user slots on the eq, as I really don't care for many of the presets. touch screen is nice, even with big hands. supposed to be able to adjust the buttons I think but haven't tried this out. I esp like how the menu dissappears when playing movies, yet you can still press where the button area was and navigate the dvd without obstructing the screen. overall I am very happy with how it pushes my speakers much louder and clearer than the shaker unit. can't beat the price. the pros far outweigh the few and tedious cons.

    Pros: -multiple formats and media supported -crossover filter and eq customization for front, rear, and sub -plenty of input sources -usb, 3x rca, dvd, cd, Bluetooth -reads dual layer dvd data discs (8gigs is awesome, usb even more) -4V rca sub outs -keeps eq & filter settings stored for each source

    Cons: -microphone is weak -doesnt read mp4 format -display should have more graphical options while playing music -only one user slot for eq

    Kenwood DDX470 works great

    Written by: Anonymous from Dover Plains, NY on August 6, 2013

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is just about perfect. The only reason I don't think it is 100% perfect is because it doesn't recognize my Zune and it took a while to finally get it to change the background to something I liked. Other than that it is amazing. The sound quality is great and it is very easy to hook up. The DVD quality is great too. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

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    Written by: Lalex1971 from Lawton OK on August 5, 2013

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I purchased a 2008 Hummer H3 that had a Pioneer head, model unknown, and I checked out my local Audio Tech and found the DDX470. I wanted the functionality of BT with a backup camera since the H3 has a very sallow rear window. the DDX470 is a great upgrade for this vehicle. All the features are intuitive and I am really impressed with its performance.

    Pros: Easy editing of features and very stylist.

    Cons: None

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written by: Anonymous from Pennsylvania on July 31, 2013

    2006 Hummer H2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Amazing deck for the price.

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    Great Touchscreen Receiver

    Written by: Jeremy R. from Erie, PA on July 27, 2013

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this receiver to replace the factory on in a 2007 Ford Fusion. It looks super clean, almost like it belongs in the car from the factory. The controls are really easy to use, though I do recommend reading through the manual as it makes it that much easier. The only real gripe I have is that you cannot stream your music from an iPod/iPhone without having Kenwood's special USB to iPod attachment. The sound and video quality are great.

    Pros: Looks, sound quality, video quality, built-in Bluetooth

    Cons: Can't use iPod/iPhone without a special cable from Kenwood.

    Perfect for my needs

    Written by: MarkH from Colchester VT on July 26, 2013

    1999 Ford Econoline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I put this in my Motor Home for the first trip it worked great. The sound and ease of use are great. The Ipod controls work only with the usb cable not with blue tooth. I installed a generic back up camera for the motorhome and it works great especially when backing up the boat. No need to buy an expensive camera any one will do.

    Pros: Easy to use and great sound for the price. Big display that is easy to see in bright light.

    Cons: no ipod controls with blue tooth. Have to use usb cable.

    REPLACING MY FACTOR RADIO

    Written by: MannyH from El Paso,Tx on July 25, 2013

    2007 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The sound quality and loudness was a great surprise! I bought this unit to replace my factory radio. I didn't buy the most expesive radio, so the saying goes, you get what you pay for but instead I got more then I expected and the free wiring harness and reciever kit were just a bonus. My factory speakers now have life and I can only image if I replace my factor speakers how much better it will still sound. I wish I would have done this years ago. I love my 2007 Tundra but now its even better.

    Pros: The life it brought to my factor speakers and just the technology upgrade from the factory radio was more than I expected

    Cons: I still have not figured out why my microphone for my bluethooth doesn't pick up sound, I thinking its more me than the radio at this point. Ill figure it out

    Great Product Kenwood Never Disappoints

    Written by: Ross from Picayune, MS on July 22, 2013

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is an overall great product. Kenwood always has great build quality and an emphasis on audio quality and features. This product is great because it offers more features than some head units more expensive. 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS w/o Rockford Fosgate Audio

    Pros: Great sound. Blows the stock head unit out of the water. Blutooth streaming is a snap and the audio quality is amazing, No bluetooth hissing at all. Great!!

    Cons: App control doesn't work for Spotify on iPhone 4S on a wired connection. Must use bluetooth. No other complaints.

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    Written by: Anonymous from west lafayette, oh on July 21, 2013

    2005 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Easy to use and a great value

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    Written by: Sabrina L. from South Bend, IN on July 17, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Love it

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    Written by: mark d from Wylie, tx on July 16, 2013

    2009 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I installed this head unit in my wifes kia sedona. The unit is a massive upgrade over the factory unit. Crutchfield was very helpful with helping me with questions and even helped me sort out a reception issue after I installed it.

    Pros: Blue tooth audio streaming via our samsung note 2's and hands free calling. Pandora works also. Firmware upgrades via usb.

    Cons: Non so far

    Great Unit

    Written by: Coreys from Roswell, GA on July 16, 2013

    2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I am still learning all the feature on this unit, but so far I really like it. I use the Bluetooth feature all day long. For the money, you cannot beat it.

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    Written by: JohnK from Durham NC on July 14, 2013

    2000 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I've liked it from the start up, but the manual could be made more simplified. I'm not the most patient guy when it comes to reading instructions, or the most techie, but I figured out the settings and the installation was a breeze. So much more to learn as time goes on. The DVD quality is quite impressive. The Sub woofer came alive with this HU, and the component speakers no longer distort as it did with my old Kenwood unit. I like the speaker selection feature. That's a plus along with many others. The BT seems to work as designed. I'm using Android, so streaming music is something new to me. Just wish sound quality wasn't so tinny. I'll have to look into settings more on that one. All in all, a great value backed by a great company. I'm glad I bought, and all reviews are spot on from what I read. In ending, nothing is 5 stars unless you pay top of the line price which I never do. That's my only reason for 4 star rating.

    Pros: Looks, features, sound quality, up to date technology, and most of all, value for the buck.

    Cons: Non as of yet. I'll update if any develop. But neither Kenwood or Crutchfield has never let me down.

    Awesome unit!

    Written by: Sykohatchetman from Marrero, LA on July 12, 2013

    2002 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    great unit. does everything i want and more. LOVE the unit!

    Pros: price, ease of use, quality

    Cons: nothing really..

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