Multimedia haven

Take one look at the touchscreen controls on Soundstream's VR-622HB DVD receiver, and you'll quickly realize that it gives you lots of ways to enjoy your music and video. Its sharp 6.2" display provides a simple menu to access your entertainment on DVD, CD, USB, and AM/FM radio. The VR-622HB also supplies robust power, Bluetooth® connectivity, and their MobileLink™ feature to integrate your smartphone.

MobileLink for your smartphone

Soundstream's MobileLink™ function displays your phone's screen information on the receiver's big screen, providing you an easier way to see your apps at a glance. You can check out turn-by-turn directions from your navigation apps, as well as artist and track info from your music apps. You'll use your smartphone to control the apps, but you can check them out on the receiver's larger 6.2" display.

The VR-622HB's MobileLink uses the receiver's rear HDMI input to display your smartphone's apps, while the rear USB port charges your phone. Here's what you need depending on your smartphone:

Wireless convenience

Bluetooth gives you hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible music player. Soundstream built in a sensitive front-panel microphone that's close to you, so callers can hear you loud and clear.

Added cool stuff

You can play your MP3 music using the VR-622HB's front USB input or the DVD/CD player. Once you've picked your music, you can tweak it with the five EQ presets. You can also use the two sets of preamp outputs to add amps to your system for more power.

Use the VR-622HB's front analog audio/video input to hook up your favorite portable audio player, game console, or another video source. This receiver provides two video outputs to send movies to rear video screens, so you can keep the backseat crew happy. You'll appreciate the input for a rear-view camera — helpful for when you're maneuvering your vehicle in tight spaces.

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.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD player with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.2" LED-backlit touchscreen display
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • MobileLink displays select music, navigation, and other apps from connected iPhone and Android
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
    Audio/visual Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see "Details" for full capabilities)
    • five EQ presets
    • bass, treble, and loudness controls
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod Touch and iPhone control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • inputs: front and rear USB ports (rear USB for device charging only), rear HDMI digital A/V input, front analog A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: dual analog video outputs, 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front and rear)
    Other Information:

    DVD receivers: They're not just for movies

    DVD receivers add a new level of entertainment to your vehicle. You can watch a movie on the screen when you're parked on a Saturday night, or play a DVD through your rear seat video setup on the road. Touchscreen receivers allow you to breeze through menus with the tip of your finger. Most DVD receivers feature a USB input for audio from your iPod, and the ability to add an adapter that allows video to display on the screen. Some receivers even offer connections for a center speaker and a subwoofer, so you can build a full-fledged theater in your car, just like at home.

    Hands-on research

    What's in the box?

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    • DVD receiver w/ 6.2" LCD screen (15A fuse)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim-ring
    • Power/ground harness
    • Speaker harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
    • Backstrap
    • Rear-stud bolt
    • Self-tapping screw
    • Lock-washer
    • Hex-nut
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Reference Manual
    • Bluetooth Connection Instructions
    • Owner's Registration Card

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 20 watts
    Peak Output 52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Bluish white
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input 3.5mm AV (front)
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch 5/4
    Mini ---
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4/4S
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 12 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Touchscreen & Remote Features
    Smartphone Integration
    Disc/USB/Tuner Functions
    Audio/Video Section

    Touchscreen & Remote Features

    6.2" LCD Touchscreen: The Soundstream VR-622HB features a 6.2" LCD touchscreen monitor (800x480) with LED backlighting. This unit's touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics make menu navigation simple and intuitive. You can adjust the screen's brightness.

    Hard-Key Controls: There are also push-button controls along either side of the LCD touchscreen monitor, including a 3-way rotary dial.

    Parking Brake Detection: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to display video, the pink wire of the included harness must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged.

    2-DIN Chassis: The VR-622HB 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. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Remote Control: The Soundstream VR-622HB includes a 40-button IR remote control for wireless operation of the multimedia unit. The head unit also features an OEM steering wheel remote control input that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the Farenheit or Metra ASCW-1 Steering Wheel Control Interface (sold separately).

    Smartphone Integration

    MobileLink Input: The Soundstream VR-622HB features a rear-panel HDMI audio/video input and USB charging port (max 0.5A) for connection of select Apple iOS devices and MHL-enabled Samsung smartphones. You'll be able to listen to audio from stored music and music apps, watch video from stored movies and movie apps, and view navigation apps on your compatible Apple iOS or MHL-enabled smartphone, using the head unit's HDMI input and USB charging port (know as the "MobileLink" input). The HDMI connection provides the audio/video playback, while the USB connection charges your compatible Apple iOS or Android device (max 0.5A). Even though the VR-622HB will mirror the display of your connected device, it will not allow you to operate playback functions of your mobile device; you will still continue to use your Apple iOS or Android device's touchscreen to navigate your smartphone's menu and control audio/video playback. You will need to purchase additional cables for connection based on your type of smartphone device (see below).

    • Apple iOS Connectivity: If you have an Apple iPhone 4/4S or iPod touch (4th gen) with a 30-pin Dock connector, you will need Soundstream's 30-pin to HDMI/USB cable (530HDMI4, sold separately). If you have an Apple iPhone 5/5C/5S or iPod touch (5th gen) with the Lightning connector, you will need Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter, Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable (sold separately).
    • Android Connectivity: Most MHL-enabled Android devices, will require Soundstream's microUSB 5-pin to HDMI/USB cable (530HDMA2, sold separately). If you have a Samsung Galaxy S3/S4 or Note II/III, you will need Soundstream's microUSB 11-pin to HDMI/USB cable (530HDMA3, sold separately).
    Note: Parking brake does not have to be engaged for MobileLink input to function. Will not charge the Apple iPhone/iPad or Android smartphones with a amperage rating above 0.5A.

    Bluetooth (v2.0) Technology: The Soundstream VR-622HB features built-in Bluetooth (Ver 2.0) Technology. With built-in Bluetooth, you can wirelessly connect your Bluetooth capable mobile phone to listen to calls through your car's audio system. You can also stream audio from a Bluetooth enabled audio player. 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 - HFP (Hands Free Profile), A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), & AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    • Hands-free Communication w/ Integrate Mic: The VR-622HB supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The VR-622HB allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's integrated front-panel microphone and your car audio speakers. The VR-622HB allows you to answer a call from the head unit's touchscreen monitor. Incoming phone call information will be displayed on the unit's LCD monitor. You can make a call from the VR-622HB using the unit's on-screen keypad (0-9) or a call history data log of dialed, received, and missed calls. Your car audio speakers will mute automatically during a call. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. 
    • Audio Streaming: The Soundstream VR-622HB also allows you to play back stored music and streamed music from your Bluetooth enabled phone, PDA, or personal music player using a Bluetooth connection. You can control (Play/Pause/Skip) the music stored on your Bluetooth audio player from the VR-622HB. This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.

    Note: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VR-622HB. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the VR-622HB.

    Disc/USB/Tuner Functions

    Disc Compatibility: The Soundstream VR-622HB supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio and CD-R/RW discs. The unit can play back MP3 music files and MP4/DivX video files recorded onto a compatible DVD-R/RW or CD-R/RW disc.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Soundstream VR-622HB is fitted with a front-panel USB (type-A) 2.0 port for connection of a USB mass storage class device, such as a USB thumbdrive. The unit supports playback of MP3 music files, MP4/DivX video files, and JPEG photo files stored on a compatible USB MSC device (up to 32GB).

    Note: The unit's USB port is not compatible with direct USB connection of Android or Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad devices. There is also a rear USB port, but it is for charging purposes only.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Soundstream VR-622HB is equipped with an AM/FM tuner with manual, preset, and seek tuning. The VR-622HB lets you store up to 18 FM and 12 AM preset stations. These presets can be stored manually or automatically. The unit's tuner also is equipped with a Seek mode that when used with the Local function, only allows radio stations with a strong local radio signals to be played.  If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    Note: The tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.

    Audio/Video Section

    MOSFET Amp +  Preamp Outputs: The Soundstream VR-622HB is equipped with a 20W x 4-channel (RMS)/52W x 4-channel (Peak) MOSFET amplifier. The VR-622HB features is also equipped with 2.0-volt front & rear preamp outputs for connection of an external amplifier.

    Preset EQ + Bass & Treble: Five EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve (User, Pop, Classic, Rock, Jazz, Flat) for different types of music. The User mode allows you to independently adjust the Bass & Treble from -7 to +7. The Loudness function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes.

    Front-Panel AV Input: The unit features a front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input for connecting a temporary external A/V source, such as a MP3 player or game console.

    Dual Video Outputs: The multimedia head unit features two rear-panel composite video outputs for integration of a ceiling-mounted or headrest entertainment system in your vehicle.

    Rear-View Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional rear-view back-up camera (sold separately). This RCA input enables you to connect a rear-view camera to display the area behind your vehicle. The increased view encourages and facilitates safer driving. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (orange of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 2.0 seconds.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

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    Did not like radio

    Written By Ktd, Paramus, nj on Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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    I purchase two radios of this brand. Needed blue tooth in two cars. AFter having them installed, the sound was not good. Also blue tooth would not work. Ipod would not play when connected. Sending them back. I could see if only one radio malfunctioned but both had problems.

    Pros: None

    Cons: Sound not good, ipod would not play, bluetooth would not work.

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    Written By Anonymous, Arlington Hts, IL on Sunday, November 02, 2014

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    It works

    Very Good For The Price You Pay

    Written By MA, Houston, TX on Friday, October 31, 2014

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    You have to consider the price when reviewing this item. You get very good value for what you pay, and I paid the full price as I was one of the first one to purchase this unit before the price break. For the price, the unit is great. I have a very good camera attached to it and it works flawlessly when backing up. It sound great with the factory Bose system in the Suburban. It allows you to have upto 32GB of music on a USB stick at your fingertips via the front port. The navigation between menus is very basic and you don't have a lot of control when navigating them but for a basic unit, I can't complain.

    Pros: Lots of features for the price USB port on front fascia HDMI input Multiple RCA Inputs

    Cons: Simple Controls Very basic functionality

    Don't even think about it

    Written By Campgroundguy, Egg Harbor, WO on Friday, October 17, 2014

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    Has all the features, but NONE of them work right. Nobody can understand you on Bluetooth. Cannot navigate music on USB. Doesn't always couple on Bluetooth. Does not charge an iPhone. Clock gains 20 minutes a day. Plays streaming bluetooth music, but you have no control over what it plays. Overall, it is complete junk. On the bright side, Cruchfield support it great and allows you to return it and buy something that works!

    Pros: Has rear hdml input

    Cons: None, and I mean NONE of the features work right.

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    Written By Soundstream VR-622HB, Northern California on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    This unit would be a good economical solution for someone replacing a very basic stock unit. As I am upgrading from a decent stock unit it was a bit of a let down. It is just too simple in function and features.

    Pros: price

    Cons: too simple

    Disappointed

    Written By Ran, Falling Waters, WV on Thursday, September 25, 2014

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    I was informed that I could plug my iPhone into it. As it turns out you need to purchase over $100 of adapters to make it work. Stinks that I installed it and it is no better than the stock radio

    Pros: dvd

    Cons: no phone capability

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    Written By Unhappy, Norwalk CT on Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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    This unit is lackluster at best. Screen is hard to read in sun and night (too bright). Screen is very slow to react to touch. My unit kept freezing up to the point where the car had to be shut off to fix the freeze. The tuner is awful although the amp with a clean source is very good. I got the iPhone cable for mobile link and that was ok but it did not even keep the iphone battery up let alone charge it. The Hands free was ok half the time, the other half the voice in and out was digitized so badly you could not decipher the conversation.

    Pros: Good powerful amp. Mobile Link was ok. Installation was easy and Crutchfield's customer service is second to none.

    Cons: Tuner is awful. wont charge the iphone 4S. Hands free is bad. Unit freezes up.

    Functional Radio

    Written By SubRMC, Kingsland,Ga on Thursday, September 18, 2014

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    I bought this radio and installed it in my F-150. In the usual Crutchfield fashion, the required instructions and material were more than adequate. The screenshots on the website do not accurately reflect the UI installed on the unit. Had the appropriate screenshots been provided, I likely would not have purchased. The radio is functional for the price, but beware if you are using the provided screenshots as an indication of what you are purchasing.

    Pros: Decent sound quality. Easy installation and setup.

    Cons: Software is not aesthetically pleasing.

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    Written By Chad, Newberg, OR on Monday, September 15, 2014

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    Everything about this stereo seems to be as advertised. Installation was smooth, options are all there. For the price it is a good unit so far. My expectations were not very high at this price point.

    Pros: Quick and easy install, easy to connect Bluetooth, sound quality is good.

    Cons: Screen is washed out in the sun and very bright at night. Even the cheapest nav systems auto dim.

    Works as advertised

    Written By Joe, Lake Cormorant, MS on Thursday, August 14, 2014

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    Very nice all the way around. Good sound and quality. Would buy again for same price. The usb port doesn't play well with I-phone, but good with Galaxy... more than likely apple issue, not the radio.. but can't say for sure. Blue tooth works great though. Seems like the remote should work at a greater distance than it does, but I don't expect to use that very much.

    Pros: O.S. is nice and intuitive. Easy to operate. Nice quality and sound.

    Cons: Installed in 2001 cavalier. Installation brackets seemed weak and generic. Trouble with Iphone through USB port. You have to be very close and line of sight with the remote.

    Nice radio

    Written By David, Desert hot springs ca on Friday, August 01, 2014

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    It was a easy instalation. The only thing that really troubled me was the back up camera. I had it connected and then it wasn't working then to find out I had to connect the radio to the reverse gear too. Very easy to use. I had it for about 3 months and it stoped working as in it blew up in my car. But I just told soundstream and they said send it back we will give u a new one and that's what they did. It's a very nice radio. Easy to use and very cheap. I have the smartphone adapter coming it by mail so I can't wait to use that. I'm still trying to figure out how to out a subwoofer in. This radio doesn't say how.

    Pros: Easy cheap and reliable company

    Cons: None it's a perfect product

    Poor Sound Quality

    Written By JayP, Huntsville, AL on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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    I got this unit to replace one that I had recently gotten from Crutchfield that had connection issues with my Galaxy S5 over bluetooth. The bluetooth worked well on this unit as far as connectivity goes. That was my best experience with this unit. The mobilelink doesn't always work and if you do want to be able to see anything well your phone has to be displaying in landscape format (there may be a setting for that, but I didn't bother to try and find it). The screens are very basic which is fine for a unit in this price range. My big complaint with this stereo was the sound quality. The "equalizer" is pretty much non existent. It's pretty much what you'd find on a stock radio- treble and bass + or -. There are a few presets but there's only so much you can do with that kind of set up. The volume controls seemed to like to jump and I did the majority of my volume control through my phone so that I could have some kind of control over it. The unit had a very empty sound and sometimes sounded like poor radio reception. There were a few times listening to some music the hi hats sounded like maracas. I had seen a review on another website for this product that mentioned a similar experience and I thought it was possibly their speakers but going straight from another unit to this one, it is the head unit.

    Pros: Pretty simple to use and connects to bluetooth

    Cons: Bad Sound quality No customization (sound or display) Poor volume controls Poor radio reception Inconsistent functionality of mobile link

    Total junk

    Written By Mike L, Orlando on Monday, June 16, 2014

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    I installed this thing in my truck and tried to use my iPhone 5 with it. After buying around $80 worth of adapters and cables to connect it, it wouldn't stay connected and the screen just flickered. I would have to reset the unit to make it work again. The bluetooth connection wouldn't stay connected either, with poor sound quality too. I was genuinely disappointed with Soundstream, as they used to be known as a "better than average" product, about 20 years ago.. Couldn't return this thing fast enough...

    Pros: It is a less expensive DVD player

    Cons: Geeze, too many to list

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    Written By fraziee, Idianapolis, IN on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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    I installed this unit in a 2003 Silverado. I also bought the cable assembly to retain the factory alert tones. (highly recommended) The unit was fairly easy to install and fit nicely in the existing opening. I had to call the support number for help with the cable harness, one of the wires was not clearly labeled. The 'power antenna' wire needed to be connected to the 'internal amp trigger' wire to get sound from the speakers. The support team was very helpful in getting me pointed in the right direction. (THANKS)

    Pros: Touch screen is great. Easy to navigate between menus.

    Cons: No control over the user interface look and feel. (button layout, color, and wallpaper ect.) Time and date display is very poor and does not display unless the unit is turned on so you loose you clock.

    Option filled2

    Written By 007, Fredericksburg, Va. 22406 on Sunday, June 08, 2014

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    Lots of features, fairly easy to use. Easy installation.

    Pros: Like cable connecting to the phone that shows up on the Big display.

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    Written By Anonymous, LaPorte,IN on Wednesday, June 04, 2014

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    installation was easy but it would've been nice to know that the gear shifter needed to be moved from park before you disconnect the battery. To allow clearance for the heater control trim to be removed

    Would NOT by it again

    Written By Bola, Godfrey IL on Monday, May 26, 2014

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    When you try to turn it up any at all it rattles speakers not like my old radio it works if you like to listen to music very low

    Pros: Cool raido and DVD player and blue tooth

    Cons: Cant turn it up at all sound quality very poor

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    Written By Anonymous, Sumter, SC on Sunday, May 18, 2014

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    good unit for the money simple to use haven't figured out everything on the unit yet but everything works as it should so far the fit was good as normal

    Pros: lots of options does everything I wanted to do

    Cons: haven't found any yet

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    Written By skewzme, Prince George VA on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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    First, I'm not an audiophile. But this thing seems to have everything I could want and more. Screens are very intuitive. Bluetooth works perfectly. Hands free calling is great, and the built in mic seems to pick up my voice without having to shout. I couldn't be happier. Had to call the Cruthfield tech support 3 times during installation. They answered every time within a minute, and told me everything I needed quickly. Install took a couple hours, but I was taking my time. Probably could have done it in half that. Very, very pleased with this unit.

    Pros: Feature packed.

    Cons: You have to buy an additional adapter if you want to display your smartphone screen on the unit's screen. It''s $50 bucks, so I decided against it for now.

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    Questions & Answers Ask the community. Share your knowledge.

    13 questions already asked

    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  Oct 27, 2014 ]  Staff
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: From what I found your phone has a micro-USB 5-pin connector so the cable you will need is: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_530HDMA2/Soundstream-HDM-A2-Cable.html If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Oct 22, 2014 ]  Staff
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Aug 27, 2014 ]  Staff
    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  Aug 24, 2014 ]  Staff
    The pigtails on the back of the unit are the same length as other aftermarket stereos I have seen, about 6 inches. The adapter that Crutchfield sends with the unit is usually soldered to the pigtails, and that adds another 6 inches. If you need more wire length, just solder in your own wire. Hope this helps. [ Stephen  Aug 22, 2014 ]
    they do not according to who installed the unit you have to supply the cable. which I had he wrong ones and I have to redue it when I get the right cables. [ James  Aug 20, 2014 ]
    The radio. Is grate. But the wres are a little. Short [ luis  Aug 19, 2014 ]
    I don't think so . They are about 4" long. They are long enough to rest on top of deck, if AC dock are on top like they were on my envoy. Hope this helps. [ Jonathan cole  Aug 18, 2014 ]
    I have not installed it yet I will on Friday I will let you know then [ jay  Aug 18, 2014 ]
    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. [ Greg  Aug 01, 2014 ]  Staff
    If the unit shuts off when the lights are turned on, perhaps the dim wire is tied to the switched 12v supply or wired to it incorrectly. Could be a low voltage issue. Mine did this when the battery was low from sitting with the doors open. I had to reset the head unit. .there's a small hole on the face for it. [ Taylor  Aug 01, 2014 ]
    I'm returning this unit I had multiple problems and I am fed up with it [ Bailey  Jul 31, 2014 ]
    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  Jul 31, 2014 ]  Staff
    No to screens aver all though you can turn screen off got mine set to go off in a minute. As to date n time you have to touch screen in upper right corner and time and date will be displayed [ ROBERT  Jul 26, 2014 ]
    The date and time are in the top right corner just touch it and the time will show up [ KELLY  Jul 25, 2014 ]
    Honestly, I couldn't get that piece of junk out of my dash fast enough, didn't keep it long enough to check into screen savers. Sorry... [ Michael  Jul 25, 2014 ]
    I'm not sure [ Raymond  Jul 25, 2014 ]
    I'm sorry i don't have a answer since I haven't tried changing screen savers unless there is some kinda internal software update to upgrade these settings, my answer will be no. You can change time & date under the settings. [ ramon warn  Jul 25, 2014 ]
    I think there is no way only the time and date [ ROLANDO  Jul 25, 2014 ]
    As much as I hate to bash a product, I spent two weeks trying to just get this thing to work right. It never did and I couldn't return it fast enough! The hard wired connection will cost you at least $80, to include the Apple adapter, HDMI cable and lighting to usb cable. Even then, it only connects occasionally and the screen just flickers on and off. The bluetooth won't stay connected and I had to reset the unit every time I got back into my truck. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. I learned my lesson... Crutchfiled was great though, no issues with them at all.... [ Michael  Jun 16, 2014 ]
    It's works pretty well with pandora I haven't tested mobile link yet for you tube videos, but I have played DVD movies without an issue [ ramon warn  Jun 16, 2014 ]
    when I bought this thing in was pretty upset,, there is a front usb but it didn't read ipods an the eq on this thing sucks all u get is treble an bass to eq bleh I would not get it,, I even sold mine for a $100 only cuz if I sold it for any more I would feel like I was ripping someone off [ NOAH  Jun 15, 2014 ]
    I just installed this a few weeks ago in my Acadia, I currently use a iphone 5 and it works flawlessly. You just need to buy the adapter for your iphone and esentially anything on the screen of your phone will show up on the screen of this unit. Very happy with the VR-622! [ DANIEL  Jun 15, 2014 ]
    I don't use the phone options,but the picture is very clear.The main thing that I don't like w/this unit is every time I shut the car off the volume goes back to minimal instead of staying @ the volume I set it at.Also,the clock will not keep correct time. [ CHARLES M  Jun 15, 2014 ]
    I had the same question. It's simple. Just touch the upper right side of the display. There is a area that allows you to turn on/off the time and date so it does not display during DVD playback. [ EARL  May 16, 2014 ]
    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/. [ Jeff  May 12, 2014 ]  Staff
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. 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. 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/. [ Jeff  May 09, 2014 ]  Staff
    The unit can play back MP3 music files and MP4/DivX video files recorded onto a compatible DVD-R/RW or CD-R/RW disc. On the front panel USB port it supports playback of MP3 music files, MP4/DivX video files, and JPEG photo files stored on a compatible USB MSC device (up to 32GB). [ Jeff  May 01, 2014 ]  Staff
    I don't know.I do not intend to use phones w /this unit & I haven't installed mine yet.Sorrry I couldn't help you. [ CHARLES M  Apr 30, 2014 ]
    Yes, the galaxy s4 does. [ CRAIG  Apr 29, 2014 ]
    once the phone is paired it does it automatically [ ROBERT  Apr 28, 2014 ]
    Yes it auto connects if you phone s bluetooth is on [ Raymond  Apr 28, 2014 ]