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Kenwood DDX6019

In-dash DVD player with 6.95" video screen (New Stock)

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by Matt Freeman
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DVD receivers: They're not just for movies

DVD receivers add a new level of entertainment to your vehicle. You can watch a movie on the screen when you're parked on a Saturday night, or play a DVD through your rear seat video setup on the road. Touchscreen receivers allow you to breeze through menus with the tip of your finger. Most DVD receivers feature a USB input for audio from your iPod, and the ability to add an adapter that allows video to display on the screen. Some receivers even offer connections for a center speaker and a subwoofer, so you can build a full-fledged theater in your car, just like at home.

Kenwood's DDX6019 DVD player brings you a vivid 6.95" video screen that sits flush in your double-sized (4" tall) dash opening, with touchscreen controls and easy-to-follow menus that give you total command over all the system's functions. The screen motors down smoothly to give you easy access to the CD/DVD slot. And the screen tilts forward and back to ensure you get the best viewing angle, whatever the slope of your dash.

When you're parked, you'll love watching DVDs on the spacious screen. Connect a backseat video screen and some wireless headphones to keep the kids in back entertained while you drive — they can watch movies in privacy while you listen to another source, like the radio, up front.

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Great sound
Advanced sound controls like the 3-way tone adjustment help you compensate for your vehicle's acoustics. The built-in amplifier puts out plenty of power to ensure that your music and movies sound full and forceful. For even more power, you can add external amplifiers to the three sets of preamp outputs.

Expand your system
You can also add an optional Kenwood satellite radio, or CD changer to open up your entertainment options, or use the the audio/video input to add a game console to your system. Kenwood's optional iPod® gives you touchscreen control over your iPod, plays it through the system, and even recharges the battery.

If you have a cell phone with Bluetooth® capability, connect Kenwood's optional Bluetooth hands-free adapter. It lets you access your contact list and make calls, all without touching your phone or taking your eyes off the road. Install a rear-view camera, and its picture will show up on the receiver's screen, giving you a clear shot of what's behind you.

Highlights:

  • in-dash DVD player with built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • fits double-sized (4" tall) dash openings
  • motorized faceplate with 6.95" LCD video screen with adjustable display angle and touchscreen controls
  • plays DVDs, DVD-Rs/RWs, DVD+Rs/+RWs, CDs, CD-Rs/RWs, MP3/WMA discs, JPEG, and MPEG1 and 2 files
  • System Q Sound Control
  • System E's+ Advanced Crossover system
  • satellite radio-ready (tuner, antenna, and subscription required)
  • compatible with Kenwood CD changer, TV tuner, HD Radio tuner, or iPod Control Interface
  • compatible with Kenwood's Bluetooth adapter for hands-free calls with compatible cell phones
  • rear-view camera input
  • input for a compatible Kenwood navigation system
  • audio/video input
  • audio/video output
  • dual-zone capable
  • front, rear, subwoofer preamp outputs
  • remote control
  • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs

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Features and Specs
General
CEA-2006 Compliant No
RMS Power Output 22 watts
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 30-20kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
Video Screen Yes
Preamp Voltage 2 volts
Display Color
Key Button Color Blue
EQ Bands 3
Wireless Remote Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Expandability
AUX Input Optional
USB Input No
Memory Card Slot No
Bluetooth Compatible Optional
Satellite Radio Ready Sirius
HD Radio Optional
Navigation Optional
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
Mini ---
iPhone ---
Tuner
FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
European Tuning No
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System Yes
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  • Double-DIN DVD receiver with built-in 6.95" monitor
  • Sleeve
  • Trim ring
  • Plastic escutcheon
  • Wireless remote control (RC-DV430)
  • 4 Self-adhesive strips (1/4" x 5/16")
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • Wiring harness
  • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
  • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
  • Instruction manual (English)
  • Instruction manual (Spanish)
  • Instruction manual (French)
  • Installation manual (English/Spanish)
  • Installation manual (French)
  • Warranty card
  • Note about the front panel
  • Connection note

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General Features
Disc Playback Features
Tuner Features
Audio Features
External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs Notes

General Features

Motorized Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DDX6019 features a motorized 6.95" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen has a resolution of 480 x 234 with 336,960 total pixels (480H x 234V x RGB). The monitor automatically slides down for loading or ejecting a disc. It also has a 6-step adjustable viewing angle. This unit has touch screen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant.

Selectable Screen Viewing Modes: You can choose from the following screen modes:

  • Normal:displays 16:9 widescreen format pictures that fill the entire screen width, and 4:3 (conventional TV) pictures display with black bars on either side
  • Full:expands 4:3 pictures horizontally to fill the entire width of the screen, distorting the picture slightly but retaining full image height
  • Just:expands 4:3 pictures horizontally only at the edges
  • Zoom:expands 4:3 pictures both horizontally and vertically, filling the screen without distorting the picture but cutting off the top and bottom edges

Display Adjustment: You can adjust the display's brightness, contrast, and black level. Additionally, you can set the wallpaper (background) to black, wall, leather, stripes, block or dots.

Selectable Wallpaper: You can select any of six available wallpaper patterns for the menu and control screens. Available wallpapers include: wall, black, leather, stripes, block, and dots.

2-DIN Chassis: The DDX6019 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. Unlike many in-dash monitors, there is no hideaway box; all the inputs and outputs are included within the unit's chassis. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

Front Panel Controls: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom edge of the screen.

Security Code:You may program the unit with a 4 digit security code. Once the unit has been programmed with a security code, the code must be entered to use the unit after it has been disconnected from power.

Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System Q-EX and bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (DVD, CD, Aux, FM, AM).

Dual Zone Capability: The unit's dual zone control allows you to independently set the source for the front and rear channels.

Remote Control: The DDX6019 is equipped with the RC-DV430 full-function remote control with a numeric keypad. A slide switch allows you to switch between the control modes for the built-in DVD/CD player, a TV source, and a tuner/disc changer/disc player source.

Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The DDX6019 has a "steering remote control" lead attached to the harness. When used with the optional SWI-JACK interface (item #127SWIJACK), you can retain the use of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-JACK is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "What Fits My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.

Disc Playback Features

MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. Each disc should have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 254 folders per disc, and 255 files per folder. During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag information.

JPEG/MPEG Playback: In addition to MP3/WMA discs, this unit can play discs with JPEG or MPEG files. You can display JPEG images of up to 5120 x 3840 pixels, and progressive format JPEG images of up to 2048 x 1536 pixels. The unit can also play MPEG1 videos of 320 x 240, 352 x 240 (NTSC), and 352 x 288 (PAL), plus MPEG2 videos of 720 x 480 (NTSC), and 720 x 576 (PAL).

Control Screens: During DVD playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. You can touch the left one-third of the screen to start the current chapter over, or the right one-third 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 briefly displays the information screen. Note:For VCD playback, the top center is the Zoom control area.

Direct Search:By entering its number with the supplied remote, you can directly access title, chapter, time, track, channel, or frequency.

Disc Name Preset (DNPS): You may assign names to discs played in the internal CD player. Each disc name can be up to 16 characters long, and the receiver has a memory capacity for up to 10 discs. (See below for further DNPS features with CD changers.)

CD Read Setting:If there is a problem with the CD player reading a disc with a special format, you can switch to a second CD Read setting which "forces" the player to read the disc. CD Read setting 1 is for normal CDs and MP3/WMA discs, while CD Read setting 2 cannot read MP3/WMA discs.

Tuner Features

CR-2 Tuner: The DDX6019 uses Kenwood's CR-2 tuner provides high signal strength for clear radio reception. The tuner features the Clean Reception System Circuit (CRSC) for improved rejection of distortion due to multi-path. You can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.

Radio Data System (RDS): The unit's tuner features RDS (Radio Data System). RDS is a service used by some radio stations to transmit data outside of normal radio broadcast signals. When an RDS station is received, you can immediately find out what kind of data is being transmitted by looking at the program service name which appears in the display after the frequency. RDS features an emergency transmission function which interrupts regular programming to broadcast an emergency announcement (such as a tornado or severe storm). There is also a switchable Traffic Information function, which will automatically tune a traffic bulletin when it is broadcast, even when you're not listening to the radio.

Station Name Preset (SNPS): This feature allows you to assign names to radio stations. Up to 30 AM and FM stations can be named. Each name can be up to 16 characters in length. The Preset Select menu will display the six presets in each band either by name or frequency.

Audio Features

24-Bit D-A Converter:For superb quality audio playback from DVDs and CDs, the DDX6019 is equipped with a 24-bit digital-to-analog converter.

System Q EX Sound Control:Seven EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. The preset curves are named "Natural", "Rock", "Pops", "Easy", "Top 40", and "Jazz". In addition, you may store your own settings under the "User Memory" EQ curve. Each preset has its own adjustment for the bass center frequency (40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, or 150Hz), bass level (-8 to +8), bass Q factor (1.00, 1.25, 1.50 or 2.00), bass extension (On or Off), middle center frequency (500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5 or 2.0kHz), middle level (-8 to +8), middle Q factor (1.0 or 2.0), treble center frequency (10.0, 12.5, 15.0 or 17.5kHz), and treble level (-8 to +8). The System Q EX can be turned off in the menu, still allowing you to adjust the bass, middle and treble levels only.

Speaker Type Setting:This feature tailors the System Q EX Sound Control settings according to the type of front speakers in your vehicle. You may select Standard (for speakers with a general diameter), Narrow (for speakers with a small diameter), Middle (for speakers with a medium diameter), or Wide (for speakers with a large diameter).

System E's+ Advanced Crossover System: The System E's+ Advanced Crossover system allows you to tailor your system with selectable crossover points for all channels. For the front and rear channels, there is a high-pass filter with independently selectable crossover points of 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz or Thru (no filter). The non-fading preamp output, for use with subwoofer amplifiers, has a low-pass filter with a selectable cutoff frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz or Thru (no filter). You can also switch the phase of the subwoofer output from normal to reverse, and adjust the level of the output from -50 to +10 in 1dB steps.

Bass Management System (B.M.S.): This unit is equipped with an interface (pink/black wire in the wiring harness) which controls certain special features of B.M.S.-equipped Kenwood eXcelon amplifiers. This unit, when properly connected, can remotely activate and adjust the amount of bass boost in the amplifier. You can choose between +6dB, +12dB, or +18dB bass boost, or flat (no boost). In addition, you can lower the bass boost center frequency by 20%, switching between "Normal" and "Low".

Volume Offset Control: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 -15 to 0.

Setup Memory: Audio Setup and AV Interface settings can be memorized and recalled at any time. When the settings are cleared when the unit is disconnected from the battery, they can be restored.

External Device Controls

iPod Compatibility: The optional Kenwood KCA-iP500 iPod interface allows an iPod, iPod Mini, iPod photo, iPod nano, or iPod video portable digital music player with a dock connector to be controlled by this Kenwood unit. All the iPod buttons will be disabled when connected to this adapter and it will be controlled from the Kenwood receiver. With this optional interface, you'll be able to play your iPod music files through your Kenwood receiver and have all the titling information appear on the Kenwood's display. The KCA-iP500 is compatible with iPod, iPod mini, iPod photo, iPod nano, and iPod video models equipped with the dock connector. This includes (but is not limited to) 3rd generation iPod (software version 2.2), 4th generation iPod with click wheel (software version 3.0.2), iPod mini (software version 1.2), iPod photo (software version 1.0).

Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:
  • SIRIUS: To receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect vehicle tuner (item number 607SCC1) and the Kenwood/SIRIUS adapter (item number 113KCASR50).
  • Dock: Select dock-and-play and portable SIRIUS radios can be controlled using the Kenwood/SIRIUS adapter (item number 113KCASR50) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item number 607SCVDOC1).
  • Auxiliary Input: A portable satellite radio receiver, such as the Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster, can be connected to the head unit via the auxiliary input (adapter may be required).

Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.

HD Radio Ready: The DDX6019 is HD Radio ready. With an optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner (item #113KTCHR20), you will be able to receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This new technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display.

TV Tuner Ready: You can tune local TV stations with the optional Kenwood KTC-V500N (item #113KTCV500) or KTC-V300N (113KTCV300) TV tuner. The Auto Memory feature allows you to store up to 6 stations in each of two preset memory bands. Names for up to 20 stations can be stored in memory.

Weather Band Tuner Compatible: This unit is compatible with the Kenwood KTC-WB100 weather band tuner (sold separately). The optional tuner box allows you to tune in weather band radio stations. There are about 480 weather band radio stations in the United States, and this option allows you to tap into the information needed to prepare for outdoor activities such as sporting events, camping trips and days at the park.

Navigation Compatibility:  The DDX6019 is compatible with the following Kenwood navigation systems: KNA-G510 (item 113KNAG510), KNA-DV4100 (item 113KNADV41), KNA-DV3100, and KNA-DV2100. The navigation system can be connected via the 13-pin I/F jack on the back of the unit (I/F cable supplied with the navigation system). Third party navigation systems with composite video and stereo RCA outputs can also be connected via the AV-IN1 input. You can select which speakers are used for navigation voice guidance: front left, front right, or both front speakers. You can also set the volume for the voice guidance audio.

Bluetooth Ready: The unit is also Bluetooth compatible using the optional Kenwood KCA-BT200 Bluetooth adapter. Using this adapter you can make and answer phone calls from the Kenwood headunit. You can even download your Phonebook information from your compatible mobile phone into the headunit. You are able to register up to five compatible Bluetooth cell phones when using the KCA-BT200 adapter.

Changer Controls: This unit is directly compatible with Kenwood changers manufactured in 1998 or later. If the changer has an O-N switch, the switch will need to be set to the "N" position. Using an optional auxiliary input adapter, such as the CA-C1AUX, you can connect a portable audio source to this unit instead of a CD changer. With the KCA-S220A switch, you can connect the portable audio source in addition to 1 or 2 CD changers. This unit is also compatible with the KCA-iP500 iPod Control Interface. This unit features the following display features when connected to a compatible Kenwood CD-changer.

  • Disc Name Preset (DNPS): When used with a compatible CD changer,this feature allows you to assign names to discs in the changer. Each name can be up to 16 characters in length. The number of names you can store depends on the CD changer that is connected to the head unit.
  • CD Text/MD Display:When connected to a CD Text capable CD changer or an MD changer, this unit can display disc and track titles for discs encoded with disc and track title information. The text information can be scrolled manually or automatically.

Music Keg Compatible: The DDX6019 is fully compatible with the Kenwood Music Keg Digital Music System (models KHD-C710 and KHD-CX910).

Inputs and Outputs Notes

A/V Input: The DDX6019 is equipped with a built-in audio/video input with a set of stereo RCA jacks and a composite video jack on pigtails on the back of the unit. AV-IN1 can be named "VIDEO", "DVD", "VCD", "VCR", "GAME", or "AUX".

Rear View Camera Input: The unit has an additional video jack for connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CCD-900 (item # 113CCD900). The video from this input can be set to display when switched to with the Video Select button, or display the rear view camera video automatically when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. You can also display the video of the rear view camera in a mirror image, if desired. Note: The purple/white wire in the wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching.

A/V Output:The unit features a set of stereo RCA jacks and a composite video jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor. You can choose DVD or AV-IN as the source for the A/V output.

Parking Brake Detection:To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the green wire in the supplied 8-pin harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit, as well as a constant power source and ground. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.

TV Tuner Input:The DDX6019 includes a 20-pin input for the optional Kenwood KTC-V500N or KTC-V300N TV tuners.

Navigation Input:You can connect a Kenwood navigation system to this unit via the maroon colored 13-pin jack on the back of the chassis.

 
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5 out of 5

Great Value

Written By Big Daddy, Tampa, FL on Saturday, February 07, 2009
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This is the second DDX 6019 that I have purchased. The unit itself is great, I just wish Kenwood gave a better selection on wallpapers. 9 out of 10 for this one.
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5 out of 5

I like it

Written By Carmine, Lansing, MI on Thursday, April 03, 2008
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I recently purchased the Kenwood DDX6019 for my 03 Yukon. It fits nicely in my dash and works well with my speakers. It also looks good as well. I recommend this DVD receiver to anyone who needs one.
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5 out of 5

Best Deal for the Best Product

Written By Lee T, Portage, Pa on Saturday, March 15, 2008
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Installation of this unit in my 2004 Chevy Cavalier was simple. All the supplied documentation and dash kit all provided by crutchfield for free is outstanding service. The on screen audio function controls to control mids, highs and bass are great. Picture and sound quality are outstanding. This is a very good buy for your money
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4 out of 5

Fairly Happy

Written By Jon, Parker, Colorado on Thursday, March 13, 2008
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The screen is a bit outdated, as the newer Kenwood Single Din are more "iPod" looking and less pixelated. Picture is fair, again, the newer screens have much more definition, etc. Also, the iPod interface is dates and the newer generation head units show artist, title, and you can search like you search on your iPod. Only wish I would have seen that before I upgraded to this one, might have been worth the extra investment.



But all things considered, this is one heck of a unit, works great with the iPod and HD modules I already owned, plug and play, sound is outstanding, and it has been great for my long commute to work. Interface is easy to use, very user friendly. I am very happy with it, but I also have that "keep up with the Jones'" part of me that wishes I has known more about the new models that have come out recently, with flip up screens, single din, and amazing picture and touch screens.
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4 out of 5

Excellent unit

Written By Charles, Louisville, KY on Friday, February 22, 2008
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I just installed this unit this week. The installation was a breeze with the Crutchfield instructions and info I had found on the web. Keep in mind this is the first in-dash car stereo I've ever installed. The fit on my 2004 F150 is clean and flush with the center stack. The unit looks like it was a factory oem item. The picture on dvd movies is wonderful. The sound is much improved with just my factory door speakers. So far my only complaint is getting used to the menus to utilize everything this deck can do. I didn't order them initially, but I'm already thinking about the navi, bluetooth and ipod equipment (and I don't even have an ipod yet). So you can see I am more than satisfied with this unit so far.
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5 out of 5

Tight unit!!!

Written By Antoine, Long Beach, CA on Friday, February 22, 2008
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I put this unit in an 07 avalanche LT, it looks great, as a matter of fact it looks stock. I have a stock system and it really improved the sound. One thing that i like is you can control the frequency and the level of bass mid and high. Another thing about this unit is that it is upgradable to nav, tv, camera, ipod, etc. If your looking for something around this price range, this is the one to get....oh yeah the DVD's sick picture quality. One negative is the remote, is does not illuminate in the dark, but it has a touch screen so who cares. I read alot of reviews did alot research I almost bought the JVC because of the SD card slot, but it does not have the audio control that this one has. Overall tight and I would highly recommended it!!!
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5 out of 5

Kenwood DDX6019

Written By Dickie, Clover, SC on Wednesday, February 13, 2008
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If you're looking for "bang for the buck" like I was, then look no further!
The screen is clear and legible from any angle. The motorized tilt screen allows for easy preset adjustment angles to compensate for a highly sloped dash angle.
The controls are user friendly and menu navigation is straight-forward.
The sound is excellent, especially when playing DVD's. My home surround sound system should sound so good.
Installation in my 2005 Nissan Nismo Crew Cab was a 1-hour snap using the adaptor plugs and easy to follow instructions provided free of charge by the Crutch.
I am totally satisfied and would recommend this unit to anyone.
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4 out of 5

Kenwood DDX6019

Written By Kyle, Miami, Fl on Monday, January 28, 2008
 
This product is very good. The screen is crystal clear with all my dvd's even the bootleg dvd's. I love the touch screen and the functions are easy to use. I have a 04 Pathfinder with Polk audio component speakers in the front door's and two way polk audio speakers in the rear door. This unit gives them enough power that I dont need a amplifier for them which I was going to get but it is already to loud and very clear (no distortion). I havn't hooked up any external items but an Ipod. This feature is the worst out of what I have seen on other touch screen units. The Ipod function only shows your playlist in a list preview which is ok but after you choose your title from the playlist you have to go through all the song to get to the one you want for example: if you have a playlist called my hip hop songs and you have like 70 songs under that playlist, you will have to go through all of them to get to the one you want unless you know what number it is. I wish they would make a new unit that is 98% just like the ipod functions, I will buy that as soon as it comes out. But if you by pass the Ipod Function then this is the perfect unit for you it looks great makes your vehicle look real good.
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5 out of 5

I LOVE THIS THING

Written By MARVIN, CHESAPEAKE, VA on Sunday, January 27, 2008
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I couldn't wait to hook this thing up, and with the car specific guides provided by Cructhfield, it was a snap! Did all of the wiring at the kitchen table, then went outside and just plugged and played. The unit still surprises me with different features that I didn't even know it has. It is very versatile when it comes to shaping the sound based on the type of speakers you are using. I still have stock speakers for now, but it even made those sound 100% better. I put this in a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. Fits perfectly! The only problem I have found is I can't seem, no matter what I do, to get this unit to dim when the headlights are on. I have to manually change the monitor settings back and forth. Other than that, it sounds and looks great.
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4 out of 5

Good Product...Could be better

Written By James, Temple, Tx on Monday, January 14, 2008
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Good unit for the price. I wish the the display for the satellite radio would show ALL the information, such as channel, artist, and song, instead of having to choose one or the other. Seems like such a waste of real estate. Other than that, I am pleased with the function of the radio and the video display is very clear.
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5 out of 5

impressive head unit for the money

Written By michael, Pollock Pines, CA on Thursday, November 29, 2007
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Installation of this unit in my 06 Nissan Xterra was a breeze. The presence of the in dash monitor creates a relaxed ambiance with the occupants while viewing DVD movies or concert type media. The on screen audio function controls allows access to many sound options. It was necessary to install a Kenwood amplifier and Infinity speakers to create the sound quality preferred for my listening pleasure. All in all this is a very good buy for the money. I also installed one in my 07 Subaru Impreza. Review to follow at a later date.
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5 out of 5

Bang for the Buck Gurantee

Written By Manuel, Beale AFB CA on Saturday, October 27, 2007
 
I purchased this head unit over 6 months ago. It provides basic functions for IPod applications. For the $$$ it is worth every cent. I purchased the back-up camera for this unit as well. Everything has worked nicely since Apr 07. I am very pleased for what it does. This unit provides high quality at a nice price. I am sure there are better products out there, but this will meet most people's needs. This is the best bang for the buck!!!!!
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5 out of 5

Perfect fit in my 2007 Corvette Coupe

Written By Jason, Baltimore, MD on Tuesday, March 06, 2007
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I didn't think the GM NAV or Bose Stereo was worth the increased cost in the vette, so I opted for the base stereo. I replaced it with the DDX-6019, Metra wire GM harness, Sirius SIR-KEN1, Kenwood KNA-G510 Nav unit, Kenwood CCD-900 rear camera, Kenwood KAC-8403 Amplifier with Kenwood KFC-P707 speakers in the doors. You need custom mount plates in the doors, but the speakers fit perfect and aren't too deep.

The new system compared to the old is like night and day. Crutchfield provides all the things you need to for a great looking and sounding install. I'm very happy with my new setup.

I put MP3's on a DVD-R and it works perfectly. The DVD player is nice and works as expected. The Nav is Garmin and I prefer it to other brands. The Sirius could use an updated interface, but it's functional. My GPS and Sirius antennas are under the dash above the air vents, but I may move the Sirius antenna for better reception.

If I had any complaints, I would like to be able to switch on the rear view camera whenever I'm driving not just in reverse, or maybe tap into the video feed for recording.
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4 out of 5

Plays MP3 Encoded DVD-R's

Written By Adrian Hatley, NJ on Wednesday, February 21, 2007
 
One aspect I could not get a straight answer on from Kenwood was whether it played MP3-Encoded DVD-R's or only MP3-Encoded CD-R's.

After purchasing I discovered that it DOES indeed play MP3-Encoded DVD-R's. *EXCELLENT*

Pro's:

• Great Sound - Comparable to Pioneer.
• Easy Installation for Daisy Chain Components (Sirius, HD-Radio, Bluetooth, etc.) No Extra wire Splicing required.
• Has excellent Touchsreen Directory for MP3 media - Makes it easy to find music and jump through folders.
• Garmin Powered GPS.

Con's:

• User Interface is very Plain, no graphics.
• Wallpapers look like Windows 95.
• No Visualizations.
• User Interface is NOT intuitive.
• Sirius Interface does not have Category/Number search options. All you get is number.
• GPS is hideaway unit - cable is too short.
• GPS requires extra wire splicing.
• GPS does not have split-screen 2D/3D view.

Overall a decent unit, but I did expect more. Kenwood user interface has always been very basic, needs work.

Bear in mind that I have had a good number of these devices and have become a CRITIC. If this is your 2nd or 3rd unit you will probably like it a lot.

*** Use Posi-Lock Connectors for Installation.***

http://www.posi-lock.com/

You can buy them at Wal-Mart.
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5 out of 5

Great factory look in 07 Sport Trac

Written By mycaptainchris, Boca Raton, Florida on Sunday, February 18, 2007
 
Easy to fit, great looking (looks factory), great sounding. Would like more user options with the ipod interface but anything beats the FM mod I was using before. Picture quality is out of this world and the girlfriend loves the remote.
This will certainly be used in my Classic Austin Mini build with the nav option.
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4 out of 5

Kenwood DDX6019

Written By Jay, Dallas, TX on Sunday, February 11, 2007
 
I bought this DVD head unit this week and installed it 2 days ago. The installation was very easy, but I expected the unit to completely fill my 2-din slot. Unfortunately there were some gaps on the sides so I had to modify the black filler plate that came with the unit. It was very easy to cut with a dremel tool. The large screen looks great in the 2-din slot.

Overall the unit is great. The coolest thing thus far is the use of DVDs for audio. I burned about 500 songs on a DVD-R and organized it by artist, album and song. The Kenwood's menu allows you to easily scroll through the folder structure on the DVD.


The user interface seems dated and counter-intuitive. I would imagine that I could design a better interface with with cooler wallpapers, buttons, etc. With that said, the interface wouldn't keep me from buying this unit. It seems that most of the interfaces on these in-dash DVD units are weak.


The control over the sound levels is very good. You can adjust each range (low, mid, high) at various frequencies and you can even change the curve of the modification (Q-level). It really lets you dial in the system to your listening preferences. Unfortunately I find myself changing the settings for each band that I listen to.


Crutchfield has a pretty good price on this unit. I would definitely recommend buying this DVD system.
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5 out of 5

Solid, to borrow the previous reviewer's description

Written By Christopher, Cleveland, OH on Tuesday, January 23, 2007
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After considerable research, I decided on this unit and have no regrets. My goal was to have a DVD player / Navigation system with satellite radio that was user friendly, but state of the art. This unit delivers amazing sound and comes with endless features. The unit improved my factory speaker sound to the point that I'm considering not purchasing an amplifier. My only complaints are 1. No Hard drive or at least a second slot for cd/dvd. and 2. It is Sirius ready, not Sirius AND XM ready. If you want XM, you have to use it in the Sirius mode, or just connect the KNA G510 through which XM interfaces. I definitely recommend this product to anyone looking for a quality dvd/tuner with options to expand, i.e., reverse video, HD tuner, Video game, Navigation, etc.
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5 out of 5

SOLID

Written By Mike, Louisville, Ky on Thursday, January 11, 2007
 
I can't think of anything I don't like about the DDX-6019. It's a pretty solid piece of equipment. I'm using this in conjunction with Polk Momo components and a Polk Momo amp, and the sound quality is stunning. I just had Sirius sattelite radio installed as well, and the controlls are very easy to use. If there's anything negative about the DDX-6019, it would be the selection of backdrops that are built into the unit. But that's just a nit pick and definately not that important. Right now, I'm saving up for the navagation unit to have the entire package, looking forward to it!! I would definately recommend this unit to anyonw who's serious about quality. And on top of that, it fits flush in yor double-din opening and looks great that way if I may say so ;)
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5 out of 5

Flippin awesome!!!!

Written By Stephen, N. Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, December 02, 2006
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This head unit is by far the best unit I haver ever owned. It is compatiable with more things that I use than my previous unit was. I owned the Kenwood DDX-7017 prior to this and I was not able to use the Phone interface. The picture quality is by far teh best that I have seen to date. The navigation is extremly easy to use. On top of all this Crutchfield is the best company to work with. Example, my DDX 7017 went bad within the first 30 days and Crutchfield sent me the DDX-6019 before I even sent back the DDX-7017. Plus it was here overnight. I ordered it on the 30th of November and recived it on the morning of the 1st of December. I just can't say enough about this product, I love it.
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5 out of 5

I Love It!

Written By CARLITOS, Dallas, TX (Big D) on Monday, November 13, 2006
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Hey guys, this is a great item! It was easier than stealing candy from a baby as far as the installation was concern. Where do I start! First, is a touch screen, remote control, loud sound, I get compliments from my valet parking people. Is great, is worth the money by far! As a matter of fact I plan to buy another one for my other car! I also plan to add the navigation system and the Sirius radio as well. I watch DVDs while driving! It doesn't get better than that! Crutchfield is a great company, I should know this is my 16th order! And not the last. I am not going to waste your time, go and get this BEAST of a DVD player. Go big or go home! Peace!!!!
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5 out of 5

Kenwood DDX6019

Written By David, Philly on Friday, November 10, 2006
 
I purchased a Pioneer AVIC-N1 from Crutchfield a couple of years ago and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread. Well, I was wrong. My AVIC finally gave up the ghost recently and I was unsucessful at fixing it. So I looked to replace it and found the Kenwood model with the Navigation unit as a package deal. I was surprised to see that Garmin builds the navigation units for Kenwood. But I wasnt sure how the navigation would compare to the AVIC. After using this Kenwood for the past two weeks, Ive realized that the Pioneer is basically crippled as a Nav unit. The functionality on the Kenwood is far superior. My biggest surprise was that with the Kenwood, I can search for a specific business closest to me. I could not do that with the AVIC. The only thing I would change on the Kenwood is the color scheme of the Nav maps. They look a bit "cartoonish" compared to the AVIC maps. But they are easy to get used to.

My only other gripe with this unit is the screen brightness. During the day, its fine, but at night, its a bit too bright, even on the lowest setting. I drive a lot at night and I wish I could dim the screen more so that it blends in with the rest of the dash lights. Other than that, the unit is perfect.

I did not buy this unit to play DVDs but when I tried it out, I was blown away by the picture quality. Very nice details.

I also purchased the Sirius tuner and the interface with the tuner on the Kenwoods screen is fantastic. With the Pioneer, I could only see one line at a time and I could not enter a channel number manually. The Kenwood is way better in this regard.

Kenwood hit a home run with this unit and Navigation system.
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1 out of 5

Soviet-era iPod integration

Written By Bob, NC on Monday, November 06, 2006
 
I bought this HU for iPod, satellite and nav integration. Satellite and nav integration are so-so, but not a hanging offense. The iPod integration is most certainly IMHO a crime. You'd think in buying an HU with a 6.95" screen, that you'd have the opportunity to display a lot of data from the iPod. Wrong. What they've done is shoe-horn the iPod adapter into this deck's 6-disk changer interface, as if this was some kind of magical universal interface. I don't think you'll ever fit 5K songs on a six-disk changer. Kenwood didn't think so either, and you're limited to like 254 of everything: artitsts, albums, titles, playlists, etc. The really annoyting thing though is that you only get ONE LINE of track info at the bottom of the screen! The rest of the screen is taken up by stupid track control buttons placed all over the screen! Compare this to the iPod interfaces on some of the 2006 Alpine touchscreen HUs like the IVA-W200, and you'll see what I mean. The moral of the story is, if the catalog picture shows the iPod screen, it's probably because it's a good interface. You rarely see HU iPod screens in ads.

- Butters
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5 out of 5

Good Unit - I did not like the sound

Written By Hassan, Catonsville, MD on Wednesday, August 02, 2006
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This was my first time buying anything from Kenwood. I bought this unit last month and returned it due to following reasons.
Pros:
Plays lots of different media formats, played some of the copied DVD's "backups" and media files that no other unit (I tried) could play.
Unit is Simple to use and very easy to navigate through the menus.
Loads the disk very quickly, 7" display screen (if ½ inch makes you happy)
The unit was very easy to install.
MP3 and WMA playback is a breeze. Lets u see all the folders from the root of the disk and you can use the touch screen to click on a song to play.
Excellent picture quality in the DVD playback.

Cons:
Plays MPEG-1 and VCD's in black and white (no colors.)
Coming from a Pioneer unit - this unit sounded extremely bad.
EQ: Lack of low-bass and too much distortion in sound, mids are good (clear) but then u are bombarded with the highs again.
Menus and wallpapers are terrible; I ended up keeping the background blank.
Remote is very badly designed and has too many un-necessary buttons.

Sound in a $1000 head unit is very important to me, if you are not the EQ type of listener then this is the unit for you. I have swapped this unit with an Eclipse. This was my first time shopping at Crutchfield and i am extremely pleased with their service, they gave me full refund + I received my replacement unit in two business days at no shipping cost. I sent my unit (Kenwood) back on 7/31/2006 9:30 AM and received my replacement back on 08/02/2006 11:00 AM.
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5 out of 5

The Kenwood DDX-6019 is Amazing

Written By Shogun, San Fernando, Trinidad, West Indies on Wednesday, May 10, 2006
 
I just purchased and installed the DDX-6019 this month (May 2006). I wasn't quite sure what to expect of this product since I've not seen any reviews on it, but after having it installed, I am completely "WOW!"-ed.

The screen quality is fabulous. It sounds great! The menu functionality and navigation is easy. You almost don't need the manual to use it the first time.

The remote is, however, not user friendly. I've decided not to use it much. Anyway, the screen is more fun to use.

With all the features, the only thing missing is the ability to customize the wallpaper or screen picture. It would be nice to create my own screen pictures from time to time just to freshen up the interface. That being said, the DDX-6019's screen picture is cool. Five of the six wallpapers, however, are pretty lame.

My installer is an award winning sound engineer in my country (Trinidad), having won at least 6 competitions for aftermarket car audio enthusiasts. While he claims to be a Pioneer loyalist, he said that he is completely sold on the DDX-6019. It's the best he's worked with so far.

This is a definite two thumbs up recommendation. Great value!
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