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Works really good
Cons: Nothing bad about it
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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.
You can mount the VDVD-165 in the dash or use the included brackets for other locations.
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.
Works really good
Jamel, MARYLAND (MD)
Average Customer Review(s):
Works really good
Cons: Nothing bad about it
Worked well, but face plate did not cover the silver dvd well.
Excellent product at the right price. Will recommend it to anyone. No nonsense player offering both NTSC/PAL formats.
Pros: Good price - Good Quality product
Cons: Hesitate sometimes to take the next DVD, but definitely not a problem.
I bought this DVD player to compliment a pair of cheap 10" rear seat entertainment screens with built-in DVD players. The problem with the cheap units is that they did not have any onboard memory to remember where the DVD was stopped at when the car was turned off so every time I started the car the DVD started over from the beginning. No so with this player. It has onboard memory and does a fantastic job of remembering where you left off when you turn the car off and quickly picks right back up again when you key on and power up. I didn't mount this in the DIN slot but I remote mounted it so I can't comment on that aspect but one thing to note is that the player color is actually a dark metallic gray and not black as it looks in the pictures. The remote is nice, compact and easy to use and has good range. I haven't needed to install the remote IR receiver. No issues with skipping either and I have the unit mounted vertically to the transmission tunnel in the passenger foot well within easy reach of the driver.
Pros: Cost, included mounting brackets, useful remote control, and onboard memory to restart movies where they were stopped even through a key cycle.
Cons: None that I have found yet.
I used this to replace an out-dated VHS system in my older suburban. Super easy to install running the video rca line directly to screen and the audio rca to 3.5mm input on the rear of the stereo so the audio functions through the vehicle speakers. You will need to wire into vehicle hot wire for a custom install. But if you want a quick install, you can purchase the appropriate 12v adapter to simply plug in.
Pros: - Easy to install - As described - Simple functionality...much easier and simplistic than navigating detailed menus of newer car systems Quick off/on and resumes where movie left off
Cons: - installed for a few weeks and none so far!
Just what I need to replace existing DVD player in conversion van.
Pros: fits in opening perfect.
it worked good but the sound was to low in the head phones have to add an filter to help it
Excellent easy to install,user friendly
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
Installed and wired easily and worked right.
Pros: Flexible voltage 12-24, easy to install in any of our buses.
Cons: None yet.
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.
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
Excellent quality. Easy to install. The best support team on the planet!!!
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
|Video||AVI, MPEG, MP4|
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.
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It was compact, had good customer reviews and came at a great price. [ Timothy Sep 17, 2016 ]
Only item that fit my needs and price range [ David Jul 08, 2016 ]
dvd player on my flip down combo stopped working, use this to connect to existing flip down. [ DAVID Jun 21, 2016 ]
I need this to replace a similar DVD player whicj no longer works [ Timothy Jun 16, 2016 ]
I DO NOT HAVE TO MOUNT IT IN THE DASH. ALSO IT IS SUPPOSED TO PLAY AUDIO DVDs. [ Chris Jun 07, 2016 ]
Good price, 5 star reviews [ Cindy May 22, 2016 ]
I choose this DVD player because it's the best replacement I've seen [ Anthony Apr 05, 2016 ]
Replacement for stolen rear unit for a 2003 Toyota Sequioa [ Peter Apr 01, 2016 ]
Just trying something new [ Robert Calhoun Mar 14, 2016 ]
Dexter recommended this for our needs...Good guy! Dexter's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=175 [ Kathleen Jan 18, 2016 ]
has the features I needed [ GARDNER RV AND Dec 22, 2015 ]
I had this connected to the flip down monitir on the headliner only, i will assume whatever back up monitor means will work [ Alan H de la Oct 12, 2016 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings/connections 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: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Kenny Jul 20, 2016 ] Staff
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional 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 Jun 06, 2016 ] Staff
I do not know. IO installed it on a boat for a customer and it worked fine with regular DVD's [ MikeP May 16, 2016 ]
All the info we have on file and supported by the owner's manual indicates the Soundstream VDVD-165 will support MP4 video files from a connected USB drive. If you want to check with the manufacturer directly, you can reach Soundstream at 323-724-4600 to find out for sure. I hope that helps. [ Larry Apr 07, 2016 ] Staff
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: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Greg Aug 26, 2014 ] Staff
I JUST BOUGHT A TRUCK WITH YOUR SYSTEM IN IT BUT WE DO NOT HAVE A MANUAL TO WORK THE DVD PLAYER IT COME ON BUT WE CANNOT GET A VOLUM DOES YOUR SYSTEM RUN THRU CAR SPEAKERS OR SEAPARATE SPECKERS? [ DAREN Aug 09, 2014 ]
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 ]