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Our take on the Alpine INE-S920HD

by Zak Billmeier
Alpine

Why install a car stereo with built-in GPS?

Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.

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More lifelike navigation

Ever get nervous when you're trying to follow a 2D map in a strange city? You've got a turn coming up, but there's traffic all around you, you're too far away to read the sign, and it seems like everything's happening fast. What you need is a landmark, something to reassure you that you're on the right path. Alpine's INE-S920HD navigation receiver gives you just that: a realistic 3D map feature with depictions of buildings and terrain that'll give you a little peace of mind — and help you make the next turn in a crowded downtown area.

All the info you need on the road

Alpine gives you some other great navigation features, too. On the highway, the INE-S920HD lets you know what lane you should be in for the upcoming exit ramp or highway split. And you know those little signs that tell you if there are gas stations or restaurants at the next exit? You can have this Alpine flash those for you on a split-screen display — and you can bet their info is more up-to-date. Another cool split-screen feature lets you keep your navigation running on one side, while album art and song info from a music source show on another.

Alpine INE-S920HD

Bluetooth® that remembers what you like

Alpine puts a clever "Favorites" button right on the face — just tap the "star" button to bring it up. It's your place to stash the features you like to access on a regular basis. For example, you could put in your two favorite radio stations, a search for the closest gas station, your subwoofer controls...anything you want instant access to. And here's the best thing: your particular favorites are tied to your Blutooth profile so, if your phone's with you, the INE-S920HD "remembers" them each time you start your car. And if your significant other borrows the car, it'll remember his or her favorites, too.

HD Radio™, Pandora® Internet radio and more

You'll get a full suite of entertainment options. A built-in HD Radio tuner gives you crystal-clear digital AM/FM radio sound quality, plus shows you station and song info from participating stations. Pandora lovers get touchscreen control, including thumbs up and down, skipping songs, and changing stations. iPhone® users get control using the USB connection, while Android™ and BlackBerry users get Pandora control over the Bluetooth connection. You can also stream music from your phone or another device over Bluetooth.

Siri® Eyes Free for non-distracting operation

Got an iPhone with Siri? This receiver supports Siri Eyes Free, which means you can ask Siri to make calls, select and play music, compose and hear text messages, read notifications, even use maps and get directions — all commanded by your voice through your Alpine receiver, without any visual distractions from your Apple® device. You may need to download a firmware update from Alpine's website to enable Siri Eyes Free through your receiver.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Alpine stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the INE-S920HD, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/navigation receiver with 6.1" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • internal amp (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio™ with iTunes® tagging
    • iPhone Pandora control through USB
    • Android and BlackBerry Pandora control through Bluetooth
    • iPhone basic app mode
    • supports Siri Eyes Free mode (firmware update may be required)
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Audio/video features:
    • 9-band parametric equalizer
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • compatible with Alpine's PXA-H800 IMPRINT audio processor and RUX-C800 controller
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SXV200 SiriusXM satellite radio tuners
    • inputs: rear USB input, rear A/V input, rear camera input
    • outputs: rear A/V output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    RMS Power Output
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    18 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Video Screen
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    Yes
    Preamp Voltage
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    4 volts
    Display Color
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    Key Button Color
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    White
    EQ Bands
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    Wireless Remote
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    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
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    Rear
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Satellite Radio Ready
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    SiriusXM
    HD Radio
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    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
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    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    What's in the box?

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    • Double-DIN multimedia navigation receiver with 6.1" widescreen LCD monitor
    • Detachable control-panel (installed)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Wiring harness (has in-line 15A fuse and fuse holder)
    • Pre-amp/AV harness
    • Camera/SWC harness
    • Bluetooth microphone (with attached 13' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • Visor clip
    • 5' USB extension cable (female USB type-A port on one end and male USB type-A plug on the other)
    • GPS Antenna (with attached 16.5' cable)
    • Waterproof antenna pad
    • 5 Self-adhesive cable clips
    • Self-adhesive antenna mounting plate
    • 2 Removal keys
    • 8 Pan-head machine screws (M5x8mm)
    • 6 Countersunk machine screws (M5x8mm)
    • Fixing screw
    • Cloth pouch
    • Two-sided tape
    • Owner's manual CD-ROM (En/ Fr/ Sp)
    • 2 Quick Reference Guides (En/ Fr/ Sp)
    • Online Product Registration note
    • NAVTEQ Maps Registration Card
    • CD-ROM requirements/ instructions

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Touchscreen Display
    Onboard Navigation
    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Disc & USB Playback
    Built-in Bluetooth
    iPod/iPhone Integration
    Audio Section
    AV Connection
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" Touchscreen Display: The INE-S920HD has a 6.1" WVGA (1.15 million-pixel) touchscreen LCD monitor (with 16:9 aspect ratio) that serves as a video monitor, information display, and system controller. The INE-S920HD's touchscreen monitor provides a more balanced picture, not over-emphasizing dark or light areas, so movies are seen with greater clarity. All of the graphics are crisp and clean for your viewing pleasure.

    Detachable Control panel: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary dial along the left-edge of the screen. The 4-button control-panel is detachable to deter theft and comes with a cloth carrying pouch to protect the panel when its detached. You can adjust the brightness of the button lighting at night from -2 to +2.

    Start Up Time: The Alpine INE-S920HD has a start up time of approximately 12.5 seconds from Off to the "Attention" screen. Once the "Attention" screen appears, you can tap the "Accept" button on the head unit's touchscreen to go instantly to the Navigation screen or press the "Audio" hard-key to access the Source menu.

    Dual Screen: The Alpine INE-S920HD lets you display the Navigation and Audio/Visual screens simultaneously, side-by-side. You can switch the right and left screens using simple drag & drop touchscreen commands.

    My Favorite Shortcut Screen: Frequently used functions can be customized to one screen for your convenience. Up to 8 shortcut icons can be registered to the "My Favorites" screen. Your settings are kept as a personal profile linked to your phone via Bluetooth. The INE-S920HD loads your system preferences when your phone is connected, so you can quickly access the things you use the most by simply pressing the "Star" button. You can choose from the following My Favorite shortcut icons.

    • Current Position: Registers your current position in My Favorites.
    • Current Source: Registers the audio source currently play in My Favorites.
    • Navigation: Registers the destination search category or nearby place search category in My Favorites.
    • Phone: Lets you register phone numbers stored in your phonebook in My Favorites for shortcut dialing.
    • Audio/Visual: Lets you switch sources directly from HD Radio, SiriusXM (optional), Disc, USB/iPod, Pandora, Bluetooth, or AUX In.

    Display Settings: The Alpine INE-S920HD offers the following settings to customize the head unit's LCD touchscreen monitor.

    • Display Modes: You can select one of the following display modes:
      • Wide: Evenly stretches a 4:3 picture horizontally to fit the widescreen monitor.
      • Cinema: Displays a 4:3 picture by stretching out the picture horizontally and vertically; good for displaying a cinema-type picture with a 16:9 ratio.
      • Normal: Displays a 4:3 picture at the center of the screen with a vertical black band at each side.
    • Visual EQ Mode: You can select one of the following preset modes suitable for the subject image:
      • Off (Flat): Initial setting.
      • Night Mode: Suitable for movies in which dark scenes frequently appear.
      • Soft: Suitable for animated films.
      • Sharp: Suitable for old movies where images are not clearly shown.
      • Contrast: Suitable for recent movies.
      • User Memory (P-1, P-2): Change and save Brightness, Color, Tint, Contrast, and Sharpness settings in the two user memories.
    • Display Colors: You can choose from five different background colors for the display; Black, Blue, Red, Green, or Amber.
    • Backlight/Illumination Control: You adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight from -15 to +15. You can then select one of the following modes for the LCD's fluorescent backlight.
      • Auto: Adjusts the brightness of the background illumination based on the ambient light in your vehicle.
      • On: Keeps the background illumination of the monitor dark (always dimmed, the degree to which the backlight is dimmed is adjustable).
      • Off: Keeps the background illumination of the monitor bright (no dimming).
    Note: You can also turn the touchscreen completely off at night, if the display is too bright when simply listening to audio and have no need for a monitor display.

    Auto Time Synchronization: Once you have launched and accepted navigation mode, the unit's clock syncs up with the internal navigation system, so it automatically adjusts to your time based on your location. Whether you are in Hawaii or New York, the INE-S920HD will adjust and display the appropriate time.

    Video Lock-out Feature: For safety and legal reasons, the INE-S920HD features a video lock-out feature to prevent the driver from viewing a video source while the vehicle is in motion. To watch a video source, the vehicle must be parked with the ignition in the ACC or ON position. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged, disengaged, and engaged again while the foot brake is held in. This also pertains to the receiver's System, Audio, & Navigation Setup Menus.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Alpine INE-S920HD has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as Double DIN), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve.

    Note: As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Onboard Navigation

    NAVTEQ Map Data: The INE-S920HD offers reliable navigation with preloaded NAVTEQ map data of the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The map database provides approximately 6 million points-of-interest (POIs) in various categories throughout the coverage area. The unit's map data is stored on the head unit's built-in flash memory.

    Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.

    Future Updates: Future Map and Software updates will be available from Alpine and are input using the unit's hidden microSD-card slot and additional microSD-card (sold separately). The microSD-card slot is located behind the detachable control-panel. The microSD-card slot is only used for navigation updates.

    Note: Visit www.naviextras.com for latest map & navigation software updates.

    OnPoint Plus GPS: The INE-S920HD uses Alpine's OnPoint Plus Advanced GPS Positioning. This ensures that your vehicle stays accurately positioned on the map even in areas where it's difficult to receive GPS reception, such as in a tunnel or around tall buildings. OnPoint Plus simultaneously uses three technologies - satellite linked positioning data, gyro sensor technology (to determine the vehicle's direction), and accelerometer technology (to gauge the vehicle's speed) - resulting in continuous coverage of the location of your vehicle. For greater accuracy, an optional connection for speed pulse connectivity to the vehicle is available.

    GPS Antenna: The INE-S920HD comes supplied with a GPS antenna that features a magnetic base and an attached 16' cable terminated by a proprietary plug which connects to GPS-ANT input on the back of the head unit. The unit also comes supplied with a self-adhesive magnetic base if you are having trouble finding a flat metal surface to mount the antenna. The GPS antenna only measures 1.0625" (w) x 0.5" (h) x 1.1875" (d).

    On-Screen Map: As you travel, the INE-S920HD guides you to your destination via its on-screen map. The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's current position (a blue arrow by default), the recommended route (an orange line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The on-screen map shows streets in a way that is similar to how the paper road maps show them. Their width and colors correspond to their importance; you can easily tell a freeway from a small street. Road segments affected by traffic events are displayed with an alternate color on the map, and small symbols above the road show the nature of the event. When navigating a route, the top section of the map screen shows information about the next route event (maneuver) and the next street or the next city/town. Both the type of the event (turn, traffic circle, exiting freeway, etc.) and its distance from the current position are displayed. When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you. Two data fields on the left of the screen shows the distance you need to travel on the route before reaching your final destination and the time needed to reach your final destination of the route based on information available for the remaining segments of the route. You can adjust the following map settings.

    • Map Views (2D/3D): The INE-S920HD provides three Map Views, choose from North Up (North is always at the top of the display; this makes it easy to determine your current heading with respect to the map), Heading Up (current direction is always pointing to the top of the display; this makes it easy to see the direction of the next turn on the map), or 3D View (more realistic perspective by tilting the map and displaying it with a horizon line; streets are displayed as you approach them instead of from a birds-eye view).
    • Map Color: The navigation map screen uses different color themes (Day/Night) during the day and during the night for both the map and the menu screen. Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and the menus are bright. The night color themes use dark colors for large objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low. You can also set the navigation unit to switch between daytime and night color modes automatically based on the current time and GPS position.

    3D Object Types: The INE-S920HD's navigation software supports the following 3D object types.

    • 3D Terrain: 3D terrain map data shows changes in terrain, elevations or depressions in the land when you view the map in 2D, and use it to plot the route map in 3D when you navigate. Hills and mountains are shown in the background of the 3D map.
    • Elevated Roads: Complex intersections and vertically isolated roads (such as overpasses or bridges) are displayed in 3D.
    • 3D Landmarks: Landmarks are 3D artistic or block representations of prominent or well-known objects.
    • 3D Buildings: 3D block representation of full city building data containing actual building size and position on the map.

    Lane Information & Signposts: The INE-S920HD's navigation map offers helpful lane information & signpost guidance, along with junction & tunnel views.

    • Lane Information: When navigation on multilane roads, it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
    • Signposts: Where additional information is available, signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map. The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations and the number of the road the lane leads to.
    • Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is available.
    • Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings cannot distract you.

    Voice Guidance/Text to Speech: In addition to graphical on-screen directions and maps, the INE-S920HD provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions, capable of text-to-speech (TTS), announcing the street names along with the turn directions. With turn-by-turn instructions delivered by Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology, street names, freeway numbers and freeway exit names are announced clearly through your vehicle's audio system. Directions are available in English, Spanish, or French.

    Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is not available) and a button to search for POIs nearby.

    Setting A Destination: The Alpine INE-S920HD offers several ways to select a destination:

    Destination Search Description
    Browse Map Tap a point on the map as your destination.
    Home Save your home address so you can quickly navigate to your house from anywhere.
    Address You can find an address by entering the exact address (including house number), the center of a city/town, an intersection, the midpoint of a street, or zip code.
    Places (POI) Select from approximately 6 million Point-of-Interests (POIs); search POIs by name, preset, or category around your current location, destination, route, or specific city.
    Address Book Save frequented locations in the unit's address book to quickly add as a destination.
    History Destinations you have set previously appear in the History search.
    Free-Form Search

    A quick way to search for an address, a Place, an Address Book entry, or a History item is to use the free-form search. Simply enter a street address (just the street name or both the street and the house number), the name of a Place, a previous destination or an Address Book entry from this one search screen.

    Coordinates Enter Latitude and Longitude coordinates as your destination.
    Geotaggs You can also set the location stored in a picture (on a microSD card) as your destination.

    Vehicle Profile: You can create a vehicle profile for your car, truck, or SUV. Enter the following parameters for your vehicle - Fuel Consumption (avg. fuel consumption of your vehicle in city and rural areas), Engine Type (engine and fuel type), Fuel Price (avg. fuel price for travel cost calculation), Max Speed (max speed you travel).

    Route Calculation: The unit's navigation software calculates your route based on the following selections.

    • Vehicle Types: You can select what type of vehicle you are driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
    • Route Methods: You can choose which route method (Fastest, Shortest, Green, or Easy) the navigation unit should use when calculating your route.
      • Fast: Gives a quick route if you can travel at or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best selection for fast and normal cars.
      • Short: Gives a route that has the smallest total distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles.
      • Green: Gives a quick and fuel efficient route based on the fuel consumption data given in Route settings. Travel cost and CO2 emission calculations are estimations only. They cannot take elevations, curves and traffic conditions into account.
      • Easy: Results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult maneuvers. With this option, you can make your software to take, for example, the freeway instead of a series of smaller roads or streets.
    • Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as Highways, Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.

    Modifying Your Route: When navigation is already started, there are several ways to modify the active route. Options include:

    • Add Waypoint: If you already have a recommended route and you select a new destination, the unit will ask you whether to start a new route, add a new waypoint (intermediate destination) to the route or append the newly selected destination at the end of the current route.
    • New Starting Position: For normal navigation, all routes are planned from the current position. In order to check future routes, simulate them or see their length in time and distance, you can turn off the GPS receiver. Then you can set the starting point of the route to a different location than the current GPS position.
    • Edit Destination: You can edit the route by modifying the list of destinations. You can add or remove destinations, modify the start position or reorder the list.
    • Cancel Route: You can cancel the active route and delete its destination and all its waypoints.
    • Route Alternatives: To recalculate the active route with a different route planning method, you can modify the unit's Route settings.

    Route Review: The INE-S920HD lets you review your route's instructions and simulate the drive.

    • Itinerary: The Itinerary page displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns.
    • Route Simulation: You can preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected route.

    Warnings & Alerts: The INE-S920HD's navigation software provides the following warnings & alerts.

    • Alert Points: You can save any map location as an alert point (for example a speed camera or a railroad crossing).
    • Speed Limit Warnings: Maps may contain information about the speed limits of the road segments. The navigation head unit is able to warn you if you exceed the current limit. This information may not be available in all areas, or may not be fully correct for all roads in the map. Speed warning can be fine-tuned in Sound and Warning settings.

    Automatic Route Recalculation: The unit will automatically recalculate your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously calculated route.

    Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and off-road modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an off-road route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road and there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your bearing and the distance of the next destination.

    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog AM/FM broadcasts.

    • Multicasting: Multicasting is the ability to broadcast multiple program streams over a single AM/FM frequency. this increases the amount and diversity of content choices. A maximum of eight multicast station channels (HD1-HD8) can be selected on this unit.
    • Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. The built-in HD Radio tuner displays song title, artist and station information on the touchscreen monitor of the Alpine INE-S920HD.
    • RDS: The RDS (Radio Data System) is a radio information system. The RDS allows you to receive a variety of information such as traffic information, station names, and song information from standard analog FM radio stations.
    • iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's information (tag) from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50 songs. Your iPod/iPhone must have at least 50MB of free space to "tag" and transfer songs. iTunes 7.4 or later is required to purchase "tagged" songs.
    • Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6 AM preset stations. The unit's tuner can automatically seek and store six strong stations in a selected band in order of signal strength. Sub-program services of multicast stations are not included in the automatic memory search.
    • Digital MC: The Digital MC setting uses a Hybrid method of auto-switching analog and digital on the main channel, and uses all-digital for sub-channels. Alpine's solution keeps you on the channel you desire, resulting in a better overall HD Radio experience.
    • Local/Distance Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. Distance seek tuning allows both strong and weak stations to be tuned.

    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Pandora Internet Radio App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps/Google Play/BlackBerry App World) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Alpine INE-S920HD using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the INE-S920HD via the appropriate Alpine iPod connector cable (500KCU461V or 500KCU445I, sold separately) or the Dock-/Lightning-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android or Blackberry smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. The INE-S920HD provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • New Station: Based on a currently playing track or artist, you can create a new station and save it to your Pandora account.
    • QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone before connection.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to these online service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Alpine INE-S920HD comes ready for SiriusXM programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit SiriusXM.com for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Text Display: Text information, such as the channel name, artist name, feature and song/program title is displayed on the in-dash navigation receiver.
    • Search Function: You can search for SiriusXM programming content by Category or by Channel.
    • SiriusXM Presets: Feature 3 Satellite Radio preset bands. You can store 6 SiriusXM stations to each preset band (a total of 18).
    • Jump Recall: You can save your absolute favorite radio station and access it with the press of a single button for easy recall.
    • Instant Replay: Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 30 minutes of live content. Listen to your favorite programming over again.
    • Game Alert: GameAlert will display an on-screen message if your favorite teams' games are being broadcast. Jump to that station with the push of a button so you can listen to the game play by play. You can also get the latest score updates while you are listening to other stations.
    • Song/Artist Alert: With Song/Artist Alert you can get notified when your favorite songs or artists are being broadcast on any SiriusXM station. With the push of a button, you can jump right to that broadcast and catch the songs you want to listen to.
    • iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs (up to 50) you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your iPod/iPhone. The next time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes, you will be able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them directly from iTunes.
    • Parental Lock: This function restricts the listening of channels for children of certain age levels and is protected by a 4-digit "lock-code".
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Alpine INE-S920HD will play back DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD, and CD-R/RW discs (12cm only). It will also support two-layer DVD discs. The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.

    Rear-Panel USB Port: The head unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. A 5' USB extension cable is included. The USB port enables audio/video playback & control of MP3/WMA/AAC music files and DivX video files stored on your portable USB MSC/MTP device through the Alpine INE-S920HD. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On. The USB port is also used to update the head unit's software, via downloadable software & map updates from the Alpine website.

    Media File Playback: The Alpine INE-S920HD supports the following types of MP3/WMA/AAC music files and DivX video files recorded onto disc or loaded onto a USB device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB (MSC/MTP)
    File System ISO 9660 Level 1/2 or Joliet FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 64-256kbps; sampling rate of 32-48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 32-384kbps; sampling rate of 16-96kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 5-384kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 48-238kbps; sampling rate of 8-48kHz
    Video DivX (versions 3/4/5/6): optimum resolution of 96-720 (h) x 96-576 (v)
    Max # of Files/Folders 2,000 files/200 folders 1,000 files/folders
    Tags  ID3 tags (v1, v2), WMA tags, AAC tags

    Playback Modes: The Alpine INE-S920HD offers various playback modes for disc and USB playback.

    • Pre-stop Function: When the Pre-stop function is used, the position at which playback is stopped is stored in the memory, and playback resumes from that position.
    • Repeat: Select between three modes; File (repeats playback of current track/file/chapter), Group (repeats only files in current folder), All (repeats all tracks/files).
    • Random (MIX): Select between two modes: All (all tracks/files on disc are played in random order), Group (only files in current folder are played back in random order).
    • Slow Motion Playback: When a DVD is in the pause mode, you may move forward through the program being played one step (frame) at a time or in slow motion (1/16 or 1/2 speed), forward or backward. No audio is played during slow motion playback.

    Search Modes: The Alpine INE-S920HD offers various search modes for disc and USB playback.

    • Text/File/Folder Quick Search: When you are playing a disc with CD Text, ID3, AAC, or WMA tags, you can easily search for a track, file, or folder by its title. Once you have activated the search mode, you can use the touchscreen to quickly scan through the titles to locate the desired track. For discs without CD Text, ID3, AAC, or WMA tags, searches are made using the track numbers associated with each song.
    • Direct Search: Use this function to move directly to the beginning of the a chapter or track on a disc.
    • Skip (Next/Previous): During playback you can skip to the next or previous track, title, or chapter.
    • Fast-Forward/Fast-Reverse: You can view a DVD in various speeds in either direction by touching and holding the fast-forward or fast-reverse button on the touch screen. You can select from 2x, 4x, or 8x, speeds.
    • Frame-by-Frame: You can advance the motion picture by one frame at a time. No sound is output

    Auto Reload: When a disc is ejected and left sticking out of the disc slot for 20 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the CD to protect if from damage.

    Parental Lock: Parental Lock allows you to restrict the playback of DVDs that are unsuitable for younger viewers. You can select a parental lock rating from 1-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.

    Angle Mounting: For proper disc playback, Alpine recommends mounting the INE-S920HD no more that 30° above horizontal.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology (powered by Parrot): The Alpine INE-S920HD features built-in Bluetooth technology (v2.1+EDR), powered by Parrot. Parrot is the global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, for expanded compatibility for many Bluetooth wireless technology enabled cell phones. The head unit's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit.  In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Alpine INE-S920HD. Parrot software updates provide support for future phones.

    Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or digital audio player must be paired with the INE-S920HD before hands-free & wireless operation. You can register up to 10 Bluetooth enabled devices with the Alpine head unit. You can keep 2 phones connected at all times (only one can be used during a call).

    Note: Since the INE-S920HD can register up to two Bluetooth users at one time, each user can configure their own preferred settings. Once their respective Bluetooth devices have been registered to the unit and their initial settings have been saved, each user can be indentified automatically by the head unit simply be their Bluetooth enabled mobile phone.

    Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The Alpine INE-S920HD supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Incoming calls are announced by a caller ring tone through your vehicle's speakers (music will be muted) & a Caller ID message across your Alpine head unit's touchscreen display. The INE-S920HD allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Receiving Calls: The Alpine INE-S920HD provides several ways to answer your phone calls without picking up your mobile phone.
      • Manual Answer: Manually answer an incoming call by pressing the "Phone" button on your Alpine head unit.
      • Automatic Answer: Set the Alpine head unit to answer the incoming call automatically; when a call is received, it is answered automatically after approximately 5 seconds.
      • Call Waiting: If a second call is received during a current call, you can have the first caller wait momentarily while you take the second call. When you are finished with one call, you can switch to the other.
    • Making Calls: The Alpine INE-S920HD also provides a variety of functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The INE-S920HD features full phone book access, call history, and shortcut dialing with compatible phones.
      • Phonebook (with ABC search): Up to 1,000 entries (5 telephone numbers for each name) can be downloaded from your compatible mobile phone. You can select the first 3 call letters (ABC) to search for a desired name in your phonebook.
      • Shortcut Dialing: You can assign up to 4 phone numbers for one-touch dialing to make a call easily.
      • Call History: The 60 previously dialed, received, or missed numbers can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
    Note: The included external microphone comes with a sun-visor clip to mount it in your vehicle. (with visor-clip). The mic is tuned and engineered to reduce noise interference and feedback. The external microphone measures 0.5625" (diameter) x 1.0" (deep); and features an attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector.

    Text Message Alert: The INE-S920HD can give you a notification on the display with a blinking mail icon indicator for 30 seconds while receiving a text message on your Bluetooth-enabled phone. The mail icon indicator will remain on if there is an unread message on a connected mobile phone. You must still read or create a text message from your mobile smartphone.

    Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Alpine INE-S920HD can stream music from you Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device. Not only can it control & stream your music through Bluetooth, it can process your music using its built-in DSP Sound Expansion to ensure you get the best sound. Basic playback functions include; Play, Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next, & Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name & Song/Album title. The INE-S920HD also supports audio streaming of music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps.

    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Bluetooth Adjustments: You can emphasize or weaken the volume level of the phone caller, the ring tone, and the microphone input to fit your own preference. You can also select which car speaker outputs the audio from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone/device. You can select All, Front-Left, Front-Right, or Front-Left/Right.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod AV Playback w/ DAC Bypass: The Alpine navigation head unit supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector through its rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm video input. The INE-S920HD supports audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple devices. The Alpine INE-S920HD's USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the Alpine head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 100dB. 

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: Using Alpine's proprietary KCU-461iV iPod video cable (500KCU461V, sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone; plus video playback of your stored movies and video apps on your iPod/iPhone through the Alpine INE-S920HD. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park with the parking brake engaged. If you only desire audio playback, you can use Alpine's dock connector-to-USB cable (500KCU445I, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the INE-S920HD.
    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Alpine INE-S920HD for audio playback only. Video playback is not supported.
    Note:  Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    iPod/iPhone Control: You can control your connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen. The Alpine INE-S920HD lets you navigate your iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Composer, Podcast, or Audiobook; and your video library by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, or Rented Movie. You can then search each category alphabetically (A-Z). The head unit also offers three Shuffle playback functions (All/Album/Category) and Repeat playback function (song). In addition, you can control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, FF/RW, Previous/Next Track) of select movie and video apps. Not all apps will be compatible. Older iPod/iPhone device's will be locked during connection, but Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked.

    Music Information: The Alpine in-dash navigation receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; such as Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, as well as Album Art. The unit will also display song/artist information and station identification from select music apps.

    1A Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    iPod Compatibility Chart: The Alpine INE-S920HD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/24/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora App Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
    5th 7.0 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N
    2 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    3 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    4 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    mini 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y

    Important Notes:

    • A firmware upgrade is required for connection of the Apple iPhone 5/5C/5, iPod touch (5th gen), and iPod nano (7th gen).
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Audio Section

    24-Bit DAC: The Alpine INE-S920HD utilizes a Burr-Brown 24-bit Digital to Analog Converter to ensure accurate audio reproduction.

    CEA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for the built-in amplifier comply with the CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing and measurement standards from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on their product.

    • CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels

    Note: Add the KTP-445A (500KTP445A, sold separately) Head Unit Power Pack to deliver 45 watts x 4-channel RMS of power. The KTP-445A is compact enough to install behind the Alpine receiver. It plugs in-line with the head unit's wiring harness, so you don't even need additional wires.

    6ch/4V Preouts with Subwoofer Output Control: The INE-S920HD has three sets of 4-Volt RCA pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The subwoofer output level can be adjusted differently from the main volume setting (0-15); so even at low volume settings the subwoofer is still audible. The subwoofer output phase can be set to Normal (0°) or Reverse (180°).

    High-Pass & Low-Pass Crossovers: This unit is equipped with active high-pass and low-pass crossovers which limit the frequencies delivered to the speaker and line-level outputs. Each speaker channel is controlled independently, so each speaker pair can be driven by the frequencies for which have they been optimally designed. The crossover adjusts the HFP (high pass filter) or LPF (low pass filter) frequency point of each speaker pair, and also the slope (how fast the filter rolls off the highs or lows).

    • High Pass Filter: The Alpine head unit is equipped with a high-pass filter for its speaker-level output and front/rear-channel preamp outputs. You can set the unit's high-pass filter center frequency point to 20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, or Off (through). The slope of the high pass filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.
    • Low Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer output low-pass filter can be set to 20Hz, 25Hz, 31.5Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz, 200Hz, or Off (through). The slope of the low pass filter can be set to 6, 12, 18, or 24 dB/oct.

    i-Personalize Setup: Tailor your vehicle's sound setting parameters through the INE-S920HD's built-in i-Personalize feature. Choose your vehicle type, upholstery type, number of speakers, and speaker locations; and the INE-S920HD will calculate and apply the optimal sound settings for your vehicle.

    • Vehicle Type: Sedan, Couple, Hatchback, Mini Van, Small SUV, Large SUV, 2DR Truck, 4DR Truck.
    • Listening Position: Driver seat or All seats
    • Front Speaker Size: Small (3-4"), Medium (5-6.5"), Large (6x9")
    • Tweeter: Yes or No
    • Rear Speaker Position: Rear Deck or Rear Door panel
    • Subwoofer: Yes or No
    • Car Seat Material: Leather, Fabric, Half Leather (seats are both made of leather and fabric).
    Note: An online version of i-Personalize is available for even more detailed time-correction and sound tuning. Once your adjustments are made online, you can download the parameters to a USB drive and transfer the settings to the INE-S920HD.

    Built-in Equalizer: The Alpine head unit is equipped with a Preset EQ and 9-Band Parametric EQ.

    • Equalizer Presets (Bass Max EQ): 10 typical equalizer settings are preset at the factory for a variety of music source material. Choose from Flat, Pops, Rock, News, Jazz, Electrical Dance, Hip Hop, Easy Listening, Country, and Classical.
    • 9-Band Parametric EQ: You can adjust the head unit's 9-Band Parametric Equalizer to create a response curve more appealing to your personal taste. Band 1 (20Hz-100Hz), Band 2 (63Hz-325Hz), Band 3 (125Hz-500Hz), Band 4 (250Hz-1kHz), Band 5 (500Hz-2kHz), Band 6 (1kHz-4kHz), Band 7 (2kHz-7.2kHz), Band 8 (5.8 kHz-12kHz), Band 9 (9kHz-20kHz). Bandwidth Q (1, 2, or 3). Levels (-7 to + 7).

    Audio Enhancements: The INE-S920HD provides Time Correction, Media Xpander Pro, and Source Volume Level to enhance your listening experience in the vehicle.

    • Time Correction: This unit is able to delay the audio signal to the speakers closest to the listener with its built-in Time Correction feature. This effectively creates a perception of increased distance for those speakers. Time Correction allows the listener to be placed at an equal distance between the left and right speakers for optimum staging. You can adjust the distance (0-336.6cm) or time delay (0.0-9.9msec) of each speaker and subwoofer to the listener.
    • Media Xpander Pro: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander Pro is engineered to bring out the musical details lost in compressed media, and it is adjustable per source to get the most out of your digital audio media. The Media Expander Pro makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music source. The FM radio, CD, USB memory, iPhone/iPod, and Bluetooth Audio will be able to reproduce the music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road noise.
    • Source Volume Level: The output level (+/-14dB) of each source can be individually adjusted. For example, if the Tuner level sounds lower than CD, its output can be adjusted without affecting the other sources.

    IMPRINT Sound Upgradeable: The INE-S920HD is IMPRINT ready. Simply add the Alpine IMPRINT PXA-H800 audio processor (sold separately) and the Alpine RUX-C800 controller (sold separately) for automatic sound tuning or powerful manual tuning options. IMPRINT automatically measures the entire listening area, capturing time domain and frequency response information from each listening location to process and improve the sound at every seat in your vehicle. Precise control and corrections yield enhanced sound so you can enjoy an optimal listening experience. The IMPRINT audio processor allows you to customize your crossover adjustments so you can control where you send your high and low frequencies. It also provide detailed equalizer adjustments.

    Note: The INE-S920HD is not compatible with the IMPRINT PXA-H100 processor.

    Beep Guide: This function will give audible feedback with varying tones depending upon the button pressed. The volume of this feature can be set from 0-7.

    AV Connection

    Audio/Video Input: The INE-S920HD is fitted with one rear-panel audio/video input which consists of a composite video jack and stereo RCA jacks to connect an external AV source.

    Audio/Video Output: Rear-panel stereo RCA jacks and a composite video jack are provided for feeding an A/V signal to an optional video monitor for rear seat entertainment. The rear zone signals are passed by RCA composite video and stereo RCA preamp audio connections. The same audio/video signal will be displayed on the unit's integrated monitor and the optional video monitor. You can select the aspect ratio of any back seat monitor(s); choose from 4:3 Letter Box, 4:3 Pan and Scan, 16:9 Widescreen.

    Rear Camera Input: A proprietary rearview camera input on the rear panel is designed for use with the Alpine HCE-C117D camera (500HCC117D, sold separately). A composite video input is also available so the input can be used with almost any rearview camera (such as the 500HCEC115, sold separately). Or, you can use both camera inputs to connect front- and rear-view cameras (front-view cameras include the 500HCEC212F, sold separately). The INE-S920HD is also compatible with Alpine's multi-view cameras (such as the 500HCEC210, sold separately). With a multi-view camera connected, you can select between a Rear, Panorama, Corner, or Ground view when backing up. The rear-view camera function also provides three on-screen guidelines to assist you when backing up your vehicle. If a rear-view camera is connected, you should also connect the unit's reverse lead wire (Orange/white) to your vehicle's back-up lamp circuit. When properly connected, the image from the rear-view camera automatically appears on the monitor when the vehicle is shifted into reverse. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.7 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    Remote Control

    Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine INE-S920HD is wireless remote control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4190 IR remote (500RUE4190, sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's basic tuner & disc functions. The remote does not offer navigation control.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
     
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    5 out of 5

    stereo deck

    Written By J hintzs, Snohomish Washington on Friday, February 21, 2014
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    I love this new deck! Easy to use, does everything I want it to. Attached a backup camera to it and love that too.
    Pros:
    very user friendly, very customizable
    Cons:
    lots and lots of wires to install. Luckily my husband is an electrical engineer!
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    5 out of 5

    Great unit

    Written By Happy, Huntingburg,IN on Sunday, January 26, 2014
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    This unit is awesome! If your looking for and all in one I recommend this unit. The iPhone sync is spot on, when you re-enter vehicle bluetooth connections right away without any interaction. The music apps I have on my iPhone are controllable from units touch screen like iheart radio. Video works well though this is mostly for passenger. Navigation is easy to use and alerts for next manuver are give in plenty of time, even does feet alerts. Also I believe this unit will keep you from getting a ticket, tells you the speed limit of your location. I was speeding every time so that is a plus, if it does it while not speeding then it my get anonying. I mounted gps antenna between or under and unit for a clean look and there is no delay or signal issues. The tone adjustments are endless so there is no way not to be able to suit your ears. I am very pleased with my purchase.
    Pros:
    Has pretty much every thing you can think of and good ui.
    Cons:
    Sunlight makes the screen a light are to see when it hit directly. Not sure if you can call this a con, but Safety features makes setting adjustments impossible while moving without a couple of switches.
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    5 out of 5

    Wonderful head unit

    Written By Chris, Maricopa, AZ on Thursday, January 02, 2014
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    I am 100% happy with this head unit. The sound quality is amazing. The controls are simple. It looks extremely clean in the dash. The parametric EQ does an excellent job of making it sound exactly the way I want it. I love how the settings change based on who's cell phone it connects to. Anything that is important is customizable but there isn't all the silly animations found in many other head units. In a world where it seems head units are designed for playing around with, this one is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful.
    Pros:
    Great sound. Clean looks, easy and simple to use, yet powerful, very customizable
    Cons:
    None that I can come up with
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    5 out of 5

    Does everything that it says

    Written By Eric, Boyce, va on Thursday, January 02, 2014
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    Love it! It does everything that it says it will and it does it well
    Pros:
    Everything. Easy to install
    Cons:
    None yet
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    5 out of 5

    Great stereo with navigation and hands free

    Written By RIslander, Rhode Island on Thursday, December 26, 2013
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    I (with some professional help) installed this unit in a 2007 4Runner about a year ago. I took care of the wire harness but decided to have a local installer help me with the balance of the install including the speed cable (have been successful installing other Crutchfield stereos in the past but this one pushed my comfort level). The installer did a great job of installing the GPS antenna on the passenger-side dash (much better than running cable through car and to the back roof). To ease the installation and use, I purchased a digital override through Amazon. Works like a charm. I would buy this stereo again without hesitation.
    Pros:
    Screen is great (day or night), Bluetooth works well with iPhone 5, stereo sounds good and works well with ipod wired in glovebox, navigation is current along east coast (based on my experience) and works well.
    Cons:
    Firmware upgrades take a little time to hunt down on Alpine's website, download and install on unit. Some aspects of the functions are not intuitive and take some time to figure out, no quick way to stop a navigation route activity without changing screens. Calls placed using Siri are muted (not sure if Alpine or Apple issue....). Crutchfield instructions does not include details about car wiring including speed and brake cables.
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    3 out of 5

    Great for everything except for audio navigation

    Written By Johnny, Arizona on Saturday, November 30, 2013
     
    I would give it a 5/5 if the driving directions would start quarter of a mile before you have to make a turn. What kind of bull is 300-600 feet before you reach your turn for the voice to come on. I always miss my street/turn and have to make a U-turn. Don't get me started when you are on the freeway. The graphics work but I need to watch the road and not the actual screen while driving.
    Pros:
    Really great sound and movies are amazing. I like being able to change the navigation icon from a car to a flying witch. Loaded with navigation/audio/phone options
    Cons:
    Does no good when actually navigating due to 300-600 feet audio warning.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine INE-S920HD Review

    Written By Chuck, Richmond, VA on Friday, November 22, 2013
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    The unit works perfectly. It has all the features one could possibly want.
    Pros:
    Great touch screen. GPS navigator is very quick and accurate.
    Cons:
    Complicated installation; unless you are an experience installer, have Crutchfield or an auto audio shop install it.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine INE-S920HD

    Written By DANS, Milwaukee on Friday, October 18, 2013
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    Nice Unit, sound in my 4 runner is not as good as the factory stereo. I am sure it is because of the factory "surround" system with toyota crossovers, so the speakers aren't optimized for an aftermarker head unit. With aftermarket speakers it will obvisouly be much better. Like the interface, removable controls, and overall the GPS. Exception the Speed limit warning especially since the Speed limit isn't always recognized correctly. Pumping the parking brake 2x and then tap the reg brake is way excessive to get into set-up menu.
    Pros:
    .Good Ipod interface .USB flash drive interface, doesn't play FLAC files though. .I like a few extra HD radio stations .Overall the GPS is nice to have. .Nice backgound color option to match interior lights, except for the buttons (always white). .Coolness factor, it is pretty cool lookin.
    Cons:
    Doesn't display the actual radio station right away, just the name of the staion and song details. Annoying to not know what station you are on. Parking brake, Parking Brake, step on brake - horrible. GPS lady has a big mouth. I have to buy new speakers now but that can be expected
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine INE-S920HD

    Written By Dweezel, Columbus, OH. on Friday, October 04, 2013
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    This is a great unit, I had a few problems at first, but once I talked to tech support, everything works great. I also put in the SiriusXM V200 tuner, which it is already set up for. I had a problem with the steering wheel controls, but once I talked to tech support, that was soon fixed and that works great. Personally I think this is a great unit and would recommend this to everybody. Thanks Alpine
    Pros:
    Easy to install, easy to use, what more could I say?????
    Cons:
    I had to print out the manual, but once I did that, everything was easy. I did have to ask tech support what the micro sd slot was for on the front of the unit, since there is nothing in the manual about it. That is for map downloads.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    INE-S920HD

    Written By Anonymous, Hingham, MA on Wednesday, October 02, 2013
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    Excellent product! Looks great, sounds great, works great! Couldn't be more pleased.
    Pros:
    Everything. Quick upload of GPS, easy to navigate, has all the features you could possible want, very easily integrated with blue tooth for my iphone 5.
    Cons:
    None
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    3 out of 5

    For me, 3 stars

    Written By swittich, Cincinnati Ohio on Tuesday, October 01, 2013
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    The system has good features, however all the features are slow to respond. Two people can set their favorites in the radio and phone. The radio is good, with speaker options, and playing other ipods, mp3, or usb plug ins. The phone is not a voice command phone. It is a blue tooth. You need to play with your phone to dial by voice. Easy to answer and hang up. Does not show any email and text and can not read emails or text. There are 4 places to add a quick touch call. The sound is good, The camera for the rear is slow to come on and also the cones even slower. The only camera for the front cost 300 to 400 dollars and has multiple views. The navigation is to me, is as poor as the detachable GPS systems. It is difficult to set, does not recognize obvious addresses, including my home. You can not use voice commands or get any assistance as with dealer factory equipped GPS systems.
    Pros:
    My electronic installer like how easy it was to install.
    Cons:
    Not as good as factory equipment, no voice commands, slow touch response.
    5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Newly installed

    Written By Lars, Modesto, CA on Monday, September 23, 2013
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    My wife has been enjoying the unit, however I do believe Alpine needs to work on the firmware. Speed to channel and mode change need help. Sound quality is good, features are more than you will probably ever use. Radio and Satelitte functions work well. I little challenging to enter the settings mode.
    Pros:
    Clean looking, like have an actual volume knob. Removable front face piece is nice for leaving the car
    Cons:
    Firmware needs help
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine INE-S920HD

    Written By GaryA, Half moon Bay, Ca. on Monday, September 02, 2013
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    I installed this unit in a Lexus a few days ago and I love it. Incredible performance with so much control over each setting it can be a bit overwhelming. A few times through the menus and you will be OK. I highly recommend this Radio/Nav unit.
    Pros:
    Great Look, Boot-up in about 15 sec. Excellent sound quality
    Cons:
    Not enough information in the manual. The menus take a little getting use too.
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    5 out of 5

    great but a little quirky

    Written By EdwardT, Washington DC on Thursday, August 29, 2013
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    Had this unit installed in my '09 Toyota Sienna LE. The install was fairly easy except that it needs to be hooked to both the E-brake and the brake. Having had the unit for about 1 week now, I can say it is a little quirky but I can get pass it. (1) to access the setup menu, I have to pumped the E-brake twice and step on the brake once to get access to the setup button; (2) FM radio buttons only show call station names instead of frequencies; (3) posted speed limit pops up and voice alerts when car exceeds the posted speed, it would also switch to nav screen when this happened. Kinda annoying after awhile; (3) rendition of roads is slow in night mode but fast in day mode; (4) and the worse is the volume rotary knob does not light at night (don't know if my unit is defective or what. Will call advisor to ask). Overall very good system for the price.
    Pros:
    sound is deep and layout of buttons are intuitive.
    Cons:
    described above
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Typical Alpine

    Written By Ryan, Florence Ky on Wednesday, August 28, 2013
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    This navigation receiver goes right along with all of the other high quality products that Alpine makes. the navigation is extremely accurate 3d modeling helps with finding a street where multiple streets intersect. the receiver itself as typical high quality Alpine sound and it is adjustable in many different ways. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a navigation receiver.
    Pros:
    Easy to use, accurate maps and high-quality sound
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Great receiver

    Written By Rick M, Beckley WV on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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    This receiver was a replacement for a kenwood dnx7160 and I am more than happy with this upgrade. This unit is extremely fast compared to the kenwood.
    Pros:
    Very fast to load menus. Easy to navigate features
    Cons:
    Navigation is a little confusing sometimes.
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine

    Written By Tundra61, Bergen County NJ on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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    Easy install, great sound and good functions. I can't believe I didn't have blue tooth in my car sooner and the ability to play video from my iPad through the head unit and into the headrest monitors is amazing. No more skipping disks !

    Also, bought an open box item that did not function properly and Crutchfield gave me an immediate replacement and amazing tech support. Crutchfield offers amazing service.
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    5 out of 5

    Everything and then more!

    Written By Bob S, Buford,Georgia on Friday, August 09, 2013
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    This radio has so many sound adjustments that you can make any source sound incredible! Great screen and a breeze to use,the Sirius/ XM is worth every penny,the Bluetooth is easy to use,one of the reasons I didn't want to upgrade is because of the factory Bluetooth ,well this is even nicer,the sound is off the charts too,glad I finally pulled the trigger!
    Pros:
    Every single part of it
    Cons:
    It wasn't free
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine INE-S920HD

    Written By Gerry, Anacortes WA on Friday, August 09, 2013
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    Great sound but hard to make fit with out smashing wires. The unit it self is not very user friendly and the fact that parking brake is needed to excess the EQ is not cool. I don't like the directions on CD as little hard to take computer to vehicle
    Pros:
    Good sound and screen GPS is great
    Cons:
    Bad install instructions and poor wiring diagram Had to call numerous times to do final hook up Still have a rumbling noise upon start up but it goes away in about five minutes Not a real happy camper.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine in my Avalanche

    Written By Blaze, Morgantown, PA on Wednesday, August 07, 2013
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    The Alpine system works well. I struggled a bit getting the massive amount of wires and adapters back in the dash behind the radio but eventually got it worked out. The steering wheel control module gave me some trouble but eventually worked. SiriusXM radio adapter worked flawlessly. My OnStar continues to work. So I am happy.
    Pros:
    GPS screen is bright and easy to read. Split screen feature works well. Really like the bluetooth and Pandora through the Bluetooth, they are excellent features.
    Cons:
    I really do not like the brake and parking brake sequence that you have to go through in order to get to the setup screen. I can see that you don't want to watch a video, but i just wanted to adjust the balance and fader controls.
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    3 out of 5

    Needs better media support, otherwise okay

    Written By Ken, Hagerstown, MD on Tuesday, August 06, 2013
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    After getting this unit, I was surprised at how small the screen was. I had ample space around the unit that now looks kinda empty. I probably should've looked for a 7" unit.

    As other reviewers mentioned, there is very little that is bad in terms of hardware, but the firmware certainly needs an overhaul. I wanted to take my USB powered Passport harddrive, fill it up with music and videos and place it in the glove box, but no dice. The harddrive is not recognized. Could be because of only 1 Amp coming out of the unit, but the drive turned on, nonetheless. My phone wasn't recognized either as a hard drive unit. Even so, it seems like the only videos I can play must be burned onto a DVD as an actual DVD disc.
    Pros:
    --Good Bluetooth support - used 1 phone as hands-free, and 1 phone as streaming media, simultaneously. --Pandora on an Android phone works well with this (not so well with Windows 8X yet, but that's Pandora's problem). --SiriusXM works well.
    Cons:
    --Naviextras does not yet support this product and I had to open a support ticket with them (Aug 1, 2013). --USB only 1 AMP output --USB doesn't recognize many devices (phone as harddrive, or WD Passport Harddrive) --Does not recognize MPEG2, WMV, MP4, or other video files --Map doesn't show current speed.
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine scores an A

    Written By Alpine scores an A, Fort Pierce FL on Sunday, July 28, 2013
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    This easy to install unit worked flawlessly and logically. The features are easy and intuative. I'm thankful the unit has a volume control dial and recommend only choosing one that does. I was impressed with the sound quality this unit delivers. I installed this unit with my old speakers and instantly noticed a difference in cound quality and stereo separation. Later, with the Alpine speakers, I was driving on the clouds of great sound.
    Pros:
    Simple, logical design
    Cons:
    having to "agree" with navation each time you start your car
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    2 out of 5

    Firmware not ready for prime time.

    Written By Bill in SD, San Diego on Sunday, July 14, 2013
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    I bought this unit as a Christmas present because my wife wanted a GPS in her car, a 2005 Pontiac Vibe. The unit has been installed for a little over 6 months now, and I wish I'd bought something else. The short version of my review is that unless you are concerned about what happens to the C- Computer Science students that Alpine hires to write their firmware and want to support them with your car audio dollars, look at something else.
    Pros:
    Very nice display Can play music from just about any source in the known universe Sounds good. GPS maps seem up to date. Volume control knob, as opposed to up/down soft keys.
    Cons:
    The firmware! It's a mess. Nowhere near the quality you should expect in a radio at this price. Sadly there isn't anything wrong with this unit that a good firmware update couldn't fix, but so far Alpine can't be bothered. Some examples: Annoying auto zoom on the GPS display. Entering locations in the GPS very cumbersome. Audio driving directions come too late to be helpful and street names are often garbled. Mute is not really mute. The radio won't stay turned off. Touch screen poorly calibrated
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    4 out of 5

    Great Buy.

    Written By ConsMaPa3, Orlando, FL on Thursday, July 04, 2013
     
    Ive had this head-unit for over 6 months now and i cant complain about too much...the looks, feel, and performance are to my liking. would surely recommend it to others. if the proper installation is done and all options are utilized (camera, sat radio, nav, ipod, pandora, bluetooth, etc) this is a pretty well balanced system and works great.
    Pros:
    great quality, very detailed sound setting options, responsive touch screen, clear images, good sound quality, very versatile.
    Cons:
    Not most user friendly interface, updates for NAV only works with PC and not Mac, if you're not a pro tuning the sound is nearly impossible even thought flat sounds good, DVD playback is nearly impossible to navigate through screen menus on disc
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome Alpine!

    Written By B, San Jose, CA on Tuesday, June 18, 2013
     
    This is an awesome unit. I replaced the factory unit in my Dodge Grand Caravan with this unit and whoa what a difference even with factory speakers! The Blue Tooth phone sync for my iphone 5 is great! The only complaint is if a contact in my address book has multiple phone numbers, there is no way to tell them apart (office vs cell vs home etc). The call quality is awesome and the navigation is surprisingly good for example: when two lanes of a freeway are exiting the nav will tell you that two lanes are exiting not just one. DVD movie playback is great and sound quality is very good. I am thinking of putting a sub-woofer in the van next. The kids are hooked on the DVD movies! Overall this unit transformed an older mini-van into a modern playroom. I appreciate very much how the nav and radio will automatically pause when a phone call comes in and just one touch of the screen and I can answer the call. It is much safer than a phone to my ears and much clearer than my iphone on speaker. I updated the firmare via USB and no problem! Worked like a champ.
    Pros:
    Transformed my minivan into a high-tech spaceship ;-)
    Cons:
    contact phone numbers all look the same when sync'd to iphone so I can't tell home from office from cell phone etc
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    "Coolness Factor"
    Build Quality
    Ease of Use
    Sound Quality
    Value
     
    5 out of 5

    Alpine INE-S920HD

    Written By Anne, Lincoln, CA on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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    Installed in 2012 Nissan Altima replaced factory stereo increase in sound and quality of factory speakers hands-free bluetooth capability clear and crisp nav works great excellent all round unit.
    Pros:
    Expandability,DVD/navigation,Iphone4s/Ipod
    Cons:
    Non
    2 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Alpine INE-S920HD

    Written By John R., Ellington, Ct on Monday, May 06, 2013
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    The unit functioned well But would not recomend this for a Chyrsler 300 with premimum sound. lost use of rear speakers. I have to contact Crutchfield to see if there is a different wireing install.
    Pros:
    .easy install
    Cons:
    Lost rear speakers
    3 out of 7 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    So far so good

    Written By Chrisseault13, Lake Charles, LA on Thursday, April 25, 2013
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    So far it does everything I wanted and with relative ease. I am discovering more touch screen features as I go along, but screen is clear and bright (even in direct sunlight). sound quality is as good as you'd expect and interface with ipod is superb. the settings menus are a bit confusing as there is not a single one for the whole unit but those are details. thankfully crutch field is only a phone call away
    Pros:
    gps, ipod, and everything else in one sleek simple unit.
    Cons:
    settings are difficult to understand, the owners manual is only available as pdf and not easy to search.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Impressive sound upgrade in '12 Wrangler JKU

    Written By Ron, Danbury, CY on Saturday, March 23, 2013
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    I did my first ever car stereo install and Crutchfield was huge in answering simple questions but never made me feel dumb. I was replacing the stock 130 wrangler stereo and the sound improvement was evident. I then paired the 920 with the alpine KTP 445 power pack and it takes the stress off the unit and makes this thing loud without distortion. I now have top down sound! The features are nice and I plan on installing a back up camera later.
    Pros:
    Sound quality and volume. Ability to upgrade and add on.
    Cons:
    Only real complaint is in the literature it states Sirius allows artist alerts but so far only allows game alerts and no artist alerts. Only other con is no voice dialing. I will miss that from my Uconnect I had in the Jeep.
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    2 out of 5

    Too many Negatives

    Written By JRE1043, Kansas City, mo on Monday, March 11, 2013
     
    I just recently had this unit installed a month ago. The sound quality is decent and gives you plenty of options to really fine tune the sound as you wish, but that is where the pros end. I know many people give this unit a favorable rating I guess maybe I am just picky. The first unit I purchased did not work out of the box so had to return that one, alpine was useless as far as help goes as well. The second unit installed ok and like I said the sound is good, not great but definately good. Now for the bad, the unit is way too slow, it's response time on basic command is 5-15 seconds which in my opinion is entirely too slow. The layout is so convoluted it takes forever to switch between basic function. The navigation is HORRIBLE!!!!! And I mean HORRIBLE! It is completely useless. My little $150 nav unit far exceeds this in every way. I actually made a video review showing the ridiculousness of the navigation. I have to allow at least 15 minutes extra just to input the desired locations because the search feature is so awful. Then it's doubtful the unit can even find the place I wish to go. I videoed myself in front of multiple major establishments that had been around for years and the unit didn't even show them. It became almost comical. Then if it did find it it was always just off by a couple thousand feet, so I could never actually arrive at my destination. I could go on and on but this is really sub par for the money.
    Pros:
    Good sound quality Good sound control
    Cons:
    Convuluted input system Difficult to switch between sources HORRIFIC and useless navigation ( cannot stress how bad this is)
    27 out of 33 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine S920HD Absolutely Awesime !

    Written By MMorgan, Surprise, AZ on Thursday, March 07, 2013
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    Great Product! Well worth the price due to the clarity and picture. I'd recommend it to everyone for purchase. And also the quickness and response of Crutchfield getting it to me. What an easy unit to install.
    Pros:
    Screen clarity and brightness is superior
    Cons:
    Tells me if I'm over the speed limit. I know I can disable it but better than a radar detector or ticket.....I'll keep it the way it is.
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    5 out of 5

    Very Happy

    Written By Andrew, Diamond Bar, CA on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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    I Installed this unit in a 2004 Toyota Sienna which had the upgraded JBL Audio factory installed. The installation of the Alpine unit was not easy, although that would have been true of any nav unit, with backup camera, xm, hands free and hd radio. Once installed, I was really impressed with the intuitive interface of the unit. The look and feel is comparable to 2013 factory nav units. We recently bought a 2013 Ford Edge with the Sony, and Ford Sync and that may be a little more seamless, but not by much. The Alpine unit brings a dated car up to 2013 standards. The navigation is fantastic, displaying intuitive, easy to understand directions as well as crisp graphics. The audio set up, is fantastic allowing the user to either follow basic yes/no questions about the install vehicle (sedan, vs suv, vs minvan) as well as the qualities of the interior that would affect the sound such as leather interior vs cloth, or a vehicle profile can be downloaded specifically for your vehicle which will impose the proper sound delays from all speakers to engineer the sound correctly. Without replacing speakers, this Alpine unit improved sound quality so much I couldn't believe it. Had I known, I would have replace the factory unit long ago and given the choice between this Alpine and the Kenwood (similarly priced) I put in my Honda a couple of years ago, the Alpine is the clear favorite. Parrott bluetooth is really an industry standard compared to others.
    Pros:
    Really good looking once installed. Graphic interface, very, very well designed. Audio set up can be simple, or so advanced as to satisfy a sound engineer... your choice. Crutchfield technical support FANTASTIC. I called numerous times and their support saved me time, helped prevent errors as well as getting me "over the hump" when installation got too complex for my own comfort.
    Cons:
    Installation involved when including all of the features, but I suspect that would be true of any unit with all of the features. Safety stops are annoying and perhaps excessive. I understand some of the stops for navigation on the fly, but the inability to adjust basic audio functions (balance, fader, bass, treble) while driving seems like an excessive safety precaution.
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    5 out of 5

    2004 Sienna Instalation

    Written By Erik, Maryland on Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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    Installation took almost 3 hours, most of it trying to figure out what wires to connect. I did not have any rear camera installed so it only took about 6 wires to connect. I also bought the adapters for the JBL amp and steering wheel control. I also bought an adapter for the steering wheel control so I would not need to splice any wires. Microphones are included and that also worked well with bluetooth phones. The only time I called Crutchfield was what wires to connect to the brake pedal and emergency brake.

    I was amazed that the sound of the original speakers could be enhanced more by this unit. The highs are so crisp and the lows are bassy, and I did not adjust the equalizer yet. The sound on my original droid incredible phone sounds better on my car speakers than on my phone speakers.
    Pros:
    Clear Navigation display, excellent stereo sound, Pandora controls on my android incredible phone and voice qualuty is good on bluetooth phone.
    Cons:
    I did not realize that this did not have traffic on the navigation. I guess I could always listen to the radio for traffic reports. There is an abundance of new wires to try to fit in the back of the new unit. Have to be careful that the connectors do not come off.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome!!

    Written By Angie, El Paso, tx on Friday, February 15, 2013
     
    Awesome product. Replaced a kenwood dnx5160. A huge upgrade!
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    5 out of 5

    The best alpine I have ever owned!

    Written By Tony, Schaumburg, IL on Wednesday, January 09, 2013
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    I have alawys bought alpine single din units in my camaro's and i finally went with a double din in my 2012 Chevy Cruze(daily driver). Everything works fast enough. On one note Crutchfield support has been fantastic! I also went with polk dxi's components and dxi rears which i wasn't happy with at all for the first month bad speaker just intalled the replacement today and sounds so much better. Also i'm running the alpine power pack and a sound ordiance 8 inch powered sub which is plenty for my cruze.
    Pros:
    Alawys had Garmin Nav but Nav on this alpine is excellent. Takes a little to get use to but after is a breeze.
    Cons:
    Recently bought an iPhone 5 and not compatiblty to read music through pandora but still plays. Just have to do the update at alpine firmware.
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    4 out of 5

    Solid unit, could be better

    Written By GunSlngr201, Vass, NC on Tuesday, January 08, 2013
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    Good unit with all the bells and whistles you'd want, but way over the top on the safety blocks. Don't bother trying to use the phone address book or adjust settings on the fly. Stop, park, engage parking brake, depress brake, release parking brake, reengage parking brake, release brake... come on man, I just want to be able to turn the bass up a little, seriously? Navigation is solid so far (haven't tried updating) and install was straight forward (Sat radio, back up camera, steering controls, iPod controller, etc). Saved $740 on install and Crutchfield answered all my calls and questions.
    Pros:
    Price, install
    Cons:
    Interface
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    4 out of 5

    Nice unit, slow processor

    Written By BobbyGinPS, Durango, CO on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
     
    Very nice solid unit, good instructions, did a home install in my FJ Cruiser, took a bit of doing but the internet has everything you need. Install is not for a novice. Does everything it promises however at a more sluggish pace than anticipated. Don't expect crisp screen changes, it is a slow unit. I have the basic crappy FJ Cruiser speakers so didn't get a sound quality increase. Biggest item on my wishlist for this entertainment center: voice recognition. You still get distracted pushing buttons going down the road.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Alpine INE-S920HD review

    Written By Mike, Orange County, CA on Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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    I installed this myself in a 2009 Mazda 6. I don't do this for a living, and this was my first install, and took a better part of the weekend. Additional items I installed were a microphone, SiriusXM adapter, a GPS antenna, a backup camera, a steering wheel remote adapter, and a brake bypass module. Everything works. This unit surpassed my expectations. The hands-free bluetooth capability is superb. I guess the Parrott technology does make a difference. People can finaly hear me quite clearly, and without much of the background noise. I've originally installed a JVC head unit, and after a week I changed out for this one. It made a big difference, and I'm very happy with my decision to upgrade to this Alpine Head Unit. It has plenty of power, even without an amp. I have an iPhone 4s, and all of the features work great, including video. Pandora, and TuneIn Radio apps work as well, and provide a wealth of listening choices, in addition to SiriusXM and iPod. Actually the TuneIn Radio sound quality is superior to even HD Radio, and on par with iPod, so this was a pleasant discovery. The navigation is fine. I know there are many Tom Tom fans out there, but I have to tell you that the nav in this unit works just fine, and has all the features needed to find what you are looking for, and to get you there. I like the screen, it is definitely high quality. The touch interface is fast with almost no lag. Overall I'm very pleased with this, and do recommend it.
    Pros:
    By far, excellent quality hands-free bluetooth capability for mobile phone. Parrot seems to be the way to go. Very nice screen, responsive touch interaction with the screen, plenty of power even without an amp, good quality sound, good navigation features and response, Favorites screen makes it quick and simple to get to most friequently used items. Fast start-up ... about 12 sec for my install.
    Cons:
    All of my cons are somewhat minor. Some of the on-screen controls are missing for Pandora, and TuneIn Radio apps, so much still has to be controlled from my iPhone, which is not ideal while driving. No quick way to get to the Sound adjustments ... you have to go through several screens and options to get there. Adjusting the sound settings is difficult while driving; there are a lot of options, and it takes time. No choice of map colors; pretty much the default day and night.
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    3 out of 5

    Ok to strart, but needs some better software.

    Written By JohnC, Hartford, CT on Thursday, October 18, 2012
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    The unit was installed by a shop, but because it was going into a 2005 vehicle, it needed some custom adapters. Once the unit was setup it functions well, but configuring the unit was difficult. Unorthodox methods of getting into the setup screens (while in park, pulling the emergency brake up and down twice) made a very poor initial impression. Where to go for certain setup items Will require looking at the manual as it is not intuitive (the clock setting is in the navigation setup instead of under general.) The unit sounds good, has nice screen resolution and has a nice software upgrade process (it needs some better setup layout.) A good example is while in a navigation route, there is no simple way to cancel it. You must go to another obscure menu, select something else and then you will be able to cancel the route. Hopefully a good software update will resolve these issues and add some better maps as they look a little out of date.
    Pros:
    - Good Sound - Good Screen - Software upgradable
    Cons:
    -Default Phone screen layout is bad and there is no way to adjust it. -The Navigation triangle is too big and the actual location dot of the vehicle is attached to the back of the triangle so when looking on the map the big triangle makes you think you have already passed the road - Very difficult to change AM/FM bands. The band button is on the bottom/middle screen so it is difficult to see when the radio is mounted low. It show be larger button on either the left or right bottom
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    5 out of 5

    Exceeded my expectations

    Written By Anonymous, San Clemente, CA on Sunday, September 30, 2012
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    I installed this myself along with an alarm system so I already had my dashboard off which allowed easy access to the brake, parking brake, and speedometer signals. You really do need these signals if you plan to install this yourself. The brake and parking brake signals are used to tell the unit when you are actually stopped, at which point you are "allowed" to access certain settings. If the unit thinks you are driving, you can't access certain things. The speedometer was easy to configure once I found the wire in my dash and provides very accurate up-to-the-second speed information to the unit. I also installed a back-up camera and speakers and everything else installed very easily with this unit.

    So far, this has exceeded my expectations. I didn't know the Alpine name, so I was worried about their GPS nav software since it wasn't a Garmin, but the software is beautiful. Just drove cross-country with nothing but this nav unit and had no issues at all. Provides a lot of good features. I highly recommend looking through the Nav manual section of the owner's manual which is posted on Crutchfield's site so you can see what the nav unit can do.

    This was the only double-high Stereo+Nav that met my specifications and had a removable face plate. I love the iPod DAC bypass so that it plays the music with it's own Alpine built-in DAC processors which provide superior sound quality. It supports pretty much any interface you can imagine and has surpassed my expectations.
    Pros:
    Great sound quality, amazing nav software, good installation instructions, very good iPhone integration and smooth, error free performance so far.
    Cons:
    The antenna cable for the included GPS antenna was a little short. If you expect to route the antenna cable down from the stereo into the side trim and back to the back of the car to go up onto the roof, you'll be disappointed. Expect to place the GPS antenna towards the front of the car and hopefully you or your installers can find a good way to get the cable out there.
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    5 out of 5

    Perfet

    Written By JN, TX on Wednesday, September 19, 2012
     
    I recently installed this in my F-150 with all the perks, i.e. SiriusXM, Backup Camera, Steering wheel interface, etc. My only complaint was the safety features that keep you from getting to the settings without the parking brake engaged. There are some models out there that have a 0.9" larger screen, but in reality the touch screen buttons on the larger screens take up the same amount of space as the physical ones on the S920 so you don't really gain any useable screen except in DVD mode. For the front seat there's really no need for a bigger DVD screen in my opinion. For me the size is perfect and it looks beautiful in my dash without standing out like it doesn't belong. I absolutely love the knob and buttons on the side. They are more convenient to use than the touch screen buttons. I've always been a Pioneer guy, but this Alpine sounds absolutely fantastic with my factor sub and speakers. I was originally going to upgrade them, but I don't see a need after installing this. Looks and sounds great. I would highly recommend this product.
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