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Soundstream VDVD-165

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Item #: 530VDVD165

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Add video to your vehicle

If you want to add video capabilities to your vehicle, you've got a couple of choices. You could change the stock receiver to a DVD or multimedia receiver, or you can add a stand-alone DVD player like the Soundstream VDVD-165 to your system. Each route has its own advantages, but in many cases you may prefer to go with a stand-alone player — for example, it's a great choice if you're putting a system into an RV.

Soundstream VDVD-165

You can mount the VDVD-165 in the dash or use the included brackets for other locations.

Just what you need

Soundstream designed the VDVD-165 as a video jack-of-all-trades. Just add a screen and an amp and this player is ready to go as the heart of your vehicle's A/V system — and at a very attractive price, too. You can mount this Soundstream in the single-DIN (2" tall) opening in your dash above or below your factory radio, so it can deliver the DVD signal to your rear screens. Or you can use the supplied brackets to mount it on a variety of flat surfaces, wherever you've got space in your vehicle.

The player comes with a remote control and an IR repeater, so you can take charge of the system when you're out of line of sight. In addition to the front DVD slot, you'll find a convenient USB input. So if you're not watching a movie, you can check out vacation photos or listen to MP3 music files.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD player (no internal amplifier)
    • fits single-DIN dash openings — mounts provided for horizontal mounting
    • remote control with IR repeater included
    Audio/video features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • inputs: front USB input
    • outputs: rear A/V output
    Other information:

    Soundstream VDVD-165 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    8 Reviews

    Soundstream VDVD-165 DVD player

    Written by: Larry from Texas on November 8, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just what I need to replace existing DVD player in conversion van.

    Pros: fits in opening perfect.

    Cons: None

    soundstream vdvd

    Written by: mac from Massachusetts on June 18, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    it worked good but the sound was to low in the head phones have to add an filter to help it



    Soundstream VDVD-165

    Written by: Anonymous from California on May 11, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent easy to install,user friendly



    Excellent compact vehicle DVD player

    Written by: Alan from Lathrop, CA on May 10, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Compact and flexible installation ways, either you use the big brackets or small ones or just the player you will find a perfect fit on your car. The quality of the product is great and does not cut or shake while driving. Very happy with my purchase. Alan

    Pros: Installation flexibility

    Cons: Nothing

    Soundstream VDVD-165

    Written by: Phil E from Minnesota on May 6, 2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed and wired easily and worked right.

    Pros: Flexible voltage 12-24, easy to install in any of our buses.

    Cons: None yet.

    DVD Player

    Written by: Christina from Piketon, OH on July 21, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We have had this for a couple weeks and absolutely love it! We travel a lot for appointments and use it every time we go somewhere. Have not had any problems with it so far. Shipped fast and was easy to install.

    Pros: Good quality, low price, easy installation.


    Zero Issues

    Written by: MRC from Central NY on June 21, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything works as advertised. Install was smooth and uneventful. Working through Crutchfield was painless and cost effective. Had the player a couple months now and works perfectly.

    Pros: Price, performance, ease of install



    Written by: Jerry from Ashland,VA on May 31, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent quality. Easy to install. The best support team on the planet!!!



    Hands-on research

    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • DIN-size DVD player
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Power/ground harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
    • IR Blaster (w/ attached 10' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 L-brackets
    • 4 Machine screws
    • 4 Self-adhesive pads
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Owner's Manual
    • Owner's Registration Card

    Product Research


    DIN-Size DVD Player: The Soundstream VDVD-165 DIN-size universal DVD player is designed to add multimedia to your vehicle's current A/V system already consisting of a head-unit or amplifier with RCA audio inputs and video monitor consisting of a composite video input. The unit is designed to be mounted in the dash using the supplied mounting hardware. The DVD player can also be mounted out of sight, under the seat or in the glove box, using the supplied mounting brackets and hardware.

    Disc Compatibility: The Soundstream VDVD-165 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit will play back of music, video, and photo files recorded onto DVD or CD.

    USB Port: The Soundstream VDVD-165 is fitted with a front-panel USB (type-A) 2.0 port for connection of a USB mass storage class device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), digital audio player, or thumbdrive. The unit supports playback of music files, video, and photo files stored on a compatible USB MSC device (up to 32GB).

    Note: The unit's USB port does not support Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad

    Supported Files: The unit can play back MP3/WMA music files, MPEG/MP4 video files, and JPEG still-image files recorded onto compatible CD/DVD discs or a USB MSC device.

    File Types File Description File System Maximum Number of Files/Folders
    Audio MP3, WMA Disc: ISO 9660 or Joliet format
    USB: FAT 12/16/32
    99 Folders
    448 Files
    Video AVI, MPEG, MP4
    Photo JPEG

    AV Outputs: The Soundstream VDVD-165 is fitted with a composite video output and stereo RCA outputs to connect the player to your existing car stereo system.

    On-Screen Display: The VDVD-165 provides an on-screen menu display through its composite video output. This unit does not feature a front-panel display of its own.

    Remote Control w/ IR Blaster: In addition to the unit's front-panel controls, the Soundstream VDVD-165 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the DVD player. The VDVD-165 features a Remote input and comes with an external IR blaster which can be mounted on the dash, so you can still operate the DVD player even if it is installed out of sight.

    Power/Ground Harness: The included harness consists of a Red (+12V Switched) and Black (Ground) wires.

    Mounting Dimensions:

    • Chassis: 7.175" (w) x 2.075" (h) x 7.25" (d)
    • Face Plate: 7.375" (w) x 2.215" (h) x 0.5625" (d)
    • Mounting Depth Required (w/ cables): 8.005"

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    Customer Q&A

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    Why did you buy this?

    Dexter recommended this for our needs...Good guy! Dexter's Bio: [ Kathleen  Jan 18, 2016 ]
    has the features I needed [ GARDNER RV AND  Dec 22, 2015 ]

    11 questions already asked

    The information provided in the manual shows it will play MP4 files through its USB input. [ Paul  Dec 20, 2015 ]  Staff
    I have this model and it will not play MP4. Sorry [ Sherry  Dec 05, 2015 ]
    Hello, yes the output will sound directly to a monitor, you do not need a separate amp for this. [ JOSEPH  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jul 29, 2015 ]  Staff
    Yes as long as you run the audio through an amp or amp module in your stereo system [ David  Jul 17, 2015 ]
    Hello it's does have an rca output for video & sound, if your vehicle has input access then this will play through your speakers, my vehicle was 2011 Ford Explorer that has the factory input Jacks, I use this dvd player to override the factory dvd & added more screens in the rear. [ JOSEPH  Jul 17, 2015 ]
    yes [ DAVID  Jul 17, 2015 ]
    If you head unit has rca input "not rca output" it will [ VICTORIA  Jul 17, 2015 ]
    The unit's USB port does not support Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad [ Jeff  May 05, 2015 ]  Staff
    No, George, The Soundstream VDVD-165 only plays DVD's. Blue Ray players cost considerably more. It does, however, play DVDs much better than any I've seen. [ GERALD  Dec 14, 2014 ]
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Oct 30, 2014 ]  Staff
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Greg  Aug 26, 2014 ]  Staff
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: This Soundstream DVD player only has one set of monitor outs. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Aug 06, 2014 ]  Staff
    Not sure. I would not buy this product. I have had one in my charter bus for less than a year and am going to have to buy a 30.00 local one to replace it because it will not suck in the DVD. I sent the one I ordered for a second bus back because it did not work correctly out of the box. Got a local one on that bus 30.00. Still working. Hope this is helpful. [ KEVIN H  Mar 30, 2014 ]