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Soundstream NAVIBOX-2

Add-on GPS navigation system for Soundstream's VR-931NB DVD receiver

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by Ken Nail
Soundstream

Expand your receiver's capabilities

The NAVIBOX-2 navigation module adds state-of-the-art touchscreen navigation capability to select Soundstream DVD receivers. You'll find your destination efficiently and accurately with the maps on the touchscreen, and enjoy instant access to millions of points of interest along your route.

Plenty of features to enjoy

Plug the NAVIBOX-2 in and then use your Soundstream's touchscreen controls to take charge. You can choose a destination by entering a specific street address or intersection, or by selecting a hotel, restaurant, shop, or another of the twelve million points of interest. You'll see the preloaded road maps of the U.S. and Canada on your receiver's video screen, as it displays your current position and your destination with an option to select 2-D or 3-D views. Voice prompts delivered over your car speakers also help out, and you'll even hear actual street names announced whenever a turn is coming up.

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Highlights:

  • add-on navigation system for Soundstream's VR-931NB DVD receiver
  • includes a GPS satellite antenna with cable
  • built-in road maps of the United States and Canada
  • NAVTEQ maps with over 12 million points of interest
  • maps displayed on your multimedia receiver's video screen
  • 2-D and 3-D map views
  • voice prompts offer turn-by-turn guidance (text-to-speech feature announces street names)
  • route customization options
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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What's in the box?

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  • Add-on navigation module
  • Navigation SD-card (4GB)
  • GPS antenna (w/ attached 20.5' cable terminated by a SMB-connector)
  • 28" Connector harness
  • 6 Machine screws
  • Metal plate
  • 2-Sided tape
  • User's Manual

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Features

Overview: The Inteq Navibox-2 is an add-on GPS navigation module for the Soundstream VR-931NB (530VR931NB, sold separately). The Navibox-2's built-in mapping software will be displayed on the Soundstream VR-931NB's LCD touchscreen monitor. You will also be able to control the add-on navigation module from Soundstream VR-931NB's touchscreen monitor.

NAVTEQ Mapping Software: The Navibox-2 add-on navigation module is powered by NAVTEQ with maps of the United States and Canada. It offers over 12 million points-of-interests with turn-by-turn navigation. All of its mapping data is stored on the included 4GB SD memory card.

GPS Antenna: The Inteq Navibox-2 features an external GPS antenna. The antenna features a 20.5' cable and a magnetic base. The preferred antenna location, free from obstruction) is on the top of the vehicle (roof or trunk area). When placed on the dashboard of a vehicle, performance may be reduced due to obstruction caused by the vehicle's windshield or roof. The antenna measures 1.5625" wide x 0.625" tall x 1.9375" deep.

2D & 3D Map Views: The add-on navigation unit allows you to view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional) view. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode, shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, you can see the altitude and elevations differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.

Color Mode: 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.

TTS (Text-to-Speech) Voice Guidance: The Inteq Navibox-2 offers TTS (text-to-speech) voice guidance for most major highways. You can choose between English, Spanish or French (male or female).

Destination Search: You can select your destination by entering an address or selecting a place-of-interest (POI), a location on the map, or one of your Favorite destinations. You can also look up your recent destinations.

Destination Search Description
Find on Map Search for a destination by scrolling the map display.
Home or Office Store and easily recall your home or office address.
Find Address Enter full/partial address, search by city (central location), search by zip code, or search by intersection.
Find Places Search for over 12,000,000 points-of-interest (POIs) by name, or category; search near your current location, in a specific city, along your current route, or near your destination.
Favorites Store your favorite locations for easy recall.
Recent History Destinations that you have set previously

Route Calculation: The add-on navigation system calculates the route based on your preferences. You can choose from the following:

  • Route Method: You can choose between the Shortest Time or Shortest Distance.
  • Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid Tolls and Freeways along your route.

Summary Screen: The Summary screen indicates the distance to your destination, estimated time of your arrival, and the estimated time it will take to complete your trip.

Detour: This screen contains quick detour possibilities during navigation so you can bypass a part of the route.

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

 
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5 out of 5

soundstrean navibox-2

Written By Shameecka K., Greenville, NC on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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Everything I needed and expected in a very timely manner will definitely continue to do business with merchant if services remain as superb as they are.
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3 out of 5

Finished the install today

Written By DickB, Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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The displayed data is limited. Can't display Time left and Arrival time at the same time. Can't display Speed and Time of Day at the same time. Can't create a Favorite by inputting the GPS Coordinates a real bummer. Not a lot of configure options. It does see Sats well even in my garage it got them all. The time to Sat acquire is pretty fast . I guess I've been spoiled by my TomTom.
Pros:
Good Sat acquisition. Bright and clear.Easy install.
Cons:
Not enough configuration options. Limited data on screen at a time. Can't create a Favorite by entering GPS Coordinates.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

GPS unit

Written By Anonymous, Sunny, South on Thursday, February 27, 2014
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Works good so far. I have not used directions yet but the maps look correct.
Pros:
Easy to install.
Cons:
None
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1 out of 5

Soundstream Navibox - 2

Written By Nelson, Bronx, New York. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
 
Don't know which was worst the Navi or the radio it's self. As far as I am concern, they both .... SUCK. Don't waste your time and money. I took Crutchfield advice of purchasing the radio soundstream VR-931NB D.V.D. receiver along with the soundstream Navibox -2 and like I said before, they both ... SUCK. Nothing but problems. Sent them both back and received another set and ... AGAIN ... nothing but problems. Sent that that set back for a full refund. I guess they were trying to get rid of the units that were NO good. I should have done my home work instead of going by what Crutchfield had told me. Can't trust anybody.
Pros:
.... NONE ....
Cons:
Read above.
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2 questions already asked

Does the voice guidance navigation cut in whilst the radio is on, similar to when bluetooth does on an incoming call? I've read that the voice guidance is inoperative when the radio is on. If this is correct any way to overcome this. [ johnK  Jan 25, 2014 ]
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  • We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff Staff  Jan 28, 2014 ]
I'm stationed over here in Germany will the GPS pick up over here also? [ timaria  Jan 19, 2014 ]
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  • We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff Staff  Jan 21, 2014 ]

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