DVD/Video CD Features
External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs
Motorized Video Display: The Panasonic CQ-VX100U is
equipped with a motorized 7.0" widescreen LCD monitor with touch screen
controls. You can manually adjust the angle of the display using the touch
screen controls or the tilt button on the unit. You can set the monitor to open
automatically when you turn on Accessory power, or manually only.
Display Adjustment: You can adjust the display's contrast, brightness,
color, and tint. The display's dimmer function can be set to one of three
Aspect Ratio: 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
- Zoom: expands 4:3 pictures
both horizontally and vertically, filling the screen without distorting the
picture but cutting off the top and bottom edges
- Just: expands 4:3 pictures
horizontally only at the edges
ID Code: Prior to operating this unit, you can assign a 4-digit ID
code for security. Once the ID code has been set, the unit cannot be operated
without entering the ID code if the main power supply is disconnected and then
SQ3: The 3-band parametric EQ lets you adjust the level
of three frequency bands:
Bass, Mid, and Treble. You can select the center frequency for each band as
follows: Bass (60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 200Hz), Mid (500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 3kHz), and
Treble (10kHz, 12kHz, 15kHz, 18kHz). The level of each
frequency can be adjusted from +12dB to -12dB in 2dB increments. You can also
choose from the following SQ presets: Rock, Pop, Vocal, Jazz, Club, and
Flat. In addition, the unit offers separate bass and treble adjustments of
Dolby Digital/DTS Decoders: The CQ-VX100U has built-in
decoders that allow you to enjoy Dolby
Digital and DTS as a 2-channel down-mix.
MP3/DivX Compatible: This unit
can play MP3 and DivX files recorded onto CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, or DVD-RW discs in ISO 9660 Level
1/Level 2, Apple Extension to ISO 9660, Joliet, and Romeo. The player can
support up to 999 files, 999 files in one folder, 8 levels, and 255 folders.
Preamp Output: The volume level of the subwoofer preamp output is
adjustable from -12dB to +12dB in 2dB increments. The subwoofer preout is a
single, unfiltered, full-range output. If desired, you can turn off the
subwoofer output in the menu.
Rear View Camera: You can
connect an optional rear view camera to the unit through a dedicated rear camera
input. The camera must have an RCA composite video connector. When the
violet/white wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's backup
light circuit, the CQ-VX100U will automatically switch to the rear camera input
whenever the vehicle is placed in reverse gear.
DVD/Video CD Features
Fast Forward/Reverse: When
playing a DVD or Video CD, the speed of fast forward and fast reverse change
incrementally in 4 steps (2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x) as the corresponding button is
Slow Motion: When playing a DVD
or Video CD, you may move forward through the program being played in slow
motion at about 1/3 normal speed. Slow motion playback cannot be performed in reverse.
Repeat Play: When playing a
DVD, you can repeat the current chapter. When playing a Video CD, you can repeat
the current track. For MP3 and DivX discs, you can repeat the current track or
Multi-Angle Display: This function allows you to choose the viewing
angle of scenes that were shot from a number of different angles.
Note: This function is
limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.
Dynamic Range Compression: This
function reduces a Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range so you can hear
quieter dialog without being overwhelmed by loud sections. You can choose a
setting of Minimum, Standard, or Off.
External Device Controls
System-Up Connector: The CQ-VX100U has a rear panel-mounted
System-Up connector (on a 4" pigtail) which allows you to add a single external
device, or with the optional Expansion Module (133CYEM100), add up to 4
components. Most of the optional components will require an adapter cable in
order to make the connections. The components that can be connected to the head
unit via the System-Up Connector include:
- iPod: You can connect an iPod using the CA-DC300U
Direct Cable for iPod (133DC300) or CA-VDC300U Direct Cable for iPod with
Video. Compatible iPods using this connection method include the following
iPods and software available through September 2007:
- 4th Generation iPod/ver.3.1.1
- 5th Generation iPod/ver.1.2.1
- iPod photo/ver.1.2.1
- iPod mini/ver.1.4.1
- 1st Generation iPod nano/ver.1.2
- 2nd Generation iPod nano/ver.1.1.3
Note: Functionality except for video playback (not
supported) via the System-Up Connector has been confirmed by Crutchfield for
iPod classic, 3rd Generation iPod nano, and iPod touch. These iPod models
require an authentication chip in order to output video.
- CD/DVD Changer: Using the optional CA-CC30U Conversion
Cable (133CACC30), you can connect the optional Panasonic CX-DP880U CD
changer, or the CX-DH801U DVD changer.
- Satellite Radio:
- XM Satellite Radio: You can connect the optional XMDirect²
package (700XMPAN1), which consists of the CNP2000UC tuner and CNPPAN1 adapter
cable, for XM Satellite Radio programming. A subscription to XM Satellite Radio,
plus downloading of firmware to the XM Tuner is required in order to receive XM
- Sirius Satellite Radio: The optional universal
SiriusConnect SC-C1 receiver (item number 607SCC1) is compatible when
the CA-LSR01U SiriusConnect interface is added (item number 133CALSR01).
There is also a discounted package (item number 700VX100SR) that
includes the CQ-VX100U head unit, SiriusConnect tuner, and SiriusConnect
interface. A subscription to SIRIUS Satellite Radio is required in order to receive
- Aux Input: Portable or plug 'n play units from XM
or SIRIUS can connected to one of the
unit's auxiliary inputs.
- Bluetooth: Using the optional Panasonic Bluetooth unit
CY-BT200U (item # 133BT200), you can make and receive phone calls hands
free on a compatible Bluetooth-enabled cell phone. You can also control and
listen to Bluetooth audio devices. (This head unit does not support the
CY-BT100U Bluetooth unit.)
Optional Expansion Module (hub unit): Connection of the
CY-EM100U Expansion Module (item #133CYEM100) allows you to connect up to 4 of
the above-listed optional components. In addition, the Expansion Module has an
audio/video auxiliary input to allow you to connect a portable audio or
audio/video device. The head unit has a dedicated composite video input (labeled
Ext Video In) for use with the Expansion Module.
Inputs and Outputs
Audio/Video Inputs: The CQ-VX100U has two A/V inputs, one on the front
panel and one on the rear panel. The front input features a 3.5mm mini-jack,
which can accommodate the supplied Conversion Cable for AV1 In. The conversion
cable has a 3.5mm mini-plug on one end and composite RCA and stereo audio jacks
on the other end. This allows you to plug in an A/V source such as a camcorder,
VCR, or game console. The rear A/V input (AV2 In) has composite RCA and stereo
audio jacks on a 4" pigtail.
External Monitor Output: This unit provides a single female RCA
composite video output (labeled "Video Out"), which allows you to send a video
signal to an external overhead or headrest monitor.