Disc & USB Playback
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
- Current Source: Registers the audio source currently play in My
- 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
- Visual EQ Mode: You can select
one of the following preset modes suitable for the subject image:
- Off (Flat): Initial
- Night Mode: Suitable for
movies in which dark scenes frequently appear.
- Soft: Suitable for
- Sharp: Suitable for old
movies where images are not clearly shown.
- Contrast: Suitable for
- 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,
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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
- 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 &
- 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
- Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is replaced with a
generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings cannot distract
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:
||Tap a point on the map as your
||Save your home address so you can
quickly navigate to your house from anywhere.
||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.
||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.
||Save frequented locations in the
unit's address book to quickly add as a destination.
||Destinations you have set previously
appear in the History 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
||Enter Latitude and Longitude
coordinates as your destination.
||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
- 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
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 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
- 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
- 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
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
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
- 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
- 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
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
- 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
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
Disc & USB Playback
Compatible Discs: The Alpine INE-S920HD will play back DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD,
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.
Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW)
Level 1/2 or Joliet
Playable File Types
||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
(versions 3/4/5/6): optimum resolution of 96-720 (h) x 96-576 (v)
Max # of Files/Folders
|| 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
- 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.
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
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP
(Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access
- 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
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
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 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):