Touchscreen & Remote Features
Touchscreen & Remote Features
Motorized 7" Touchscreen: The Soundstream VR-701
features a motorized, retractable 7.0" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT
active matrix system. The screen has a resolution of 480 (H) x 234 (V) with
112,320 total pixels. This unit has touch screen controls with interactive video
graphics, making menu navigation easy. You can adjust the angle of the
retractable monitor for a better viewing angle. You can also adjust the
brightness of the display.
Detachable Control Panel: In addition to touchscreen
control, the VR-701 offer hard-key control buttons along the front-panel,
including a 3-way rotary dial. Part of the front control panel detaches to deter
theft; drawstring carrying pouch included.
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 brown 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.
Remote Control: The Soundstream VR-701 includes a 39-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
Steering Wheel Control Interface (sold separately; not available at
Disc Compatibility: The Soundstream VR-701 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 video files recorded onto a compatible DVD-R/RW or
Front-Panel USB Port: The Soundstream VR-701 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 MP3 music files, MP4 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
Smartphone Control: Through the Soundstream VR-701's front-panel Aux
(3.5mm) input, you can control basic music playback & phone functions of your
connected Apple device or Android smartphone from the head unit's touchscreen
monitor. You can also activate voice command and Siri functions through the head
unit's touchscreen and integrated front-panel microphone. Your compatible Apple
or Android device connects to the head unit's front-panel Aux input via the
included 33" minijack cable.
- Music Playback: You are able to listen to stored music and music
apps on your Apple device through the head unit, as well as control basic
playback functions like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track from the
touchscreen display. You can also ask Siri and use voice command functions
to search your stored music library. Other advanced music navigation will
need to be done from your Apple device or Android smartphone. No song/artist
information is displayed on the head unit.
- Answer Phone: You are also able to answer an incoming call or
reject a call from the Soundstream head unit's touchscreen. The integrated
front-panel microphone lets you carry on your side of the conversation,
while the caller is heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can ask Siri
or use voice commands to dial out or check messages. Other advanced phone
functions will still need to be done from Apple iPhone or Android
smartphone. No caller information is displayed on the head unit's
Note: Smartphone Control is supported by Apple's iPod nano (4th
iPod touch (2nd gen+), iPod classic (120/160GB), iPod touch (3rd gen+) and
iPhone (3GS+) Most Android (2.1+)
smartphones with a headphone jack output will be compatible.
AM/FM Tuner: The Soundstream VR-701 is equipped with an
AM/FM tuner with manual, preset, and seek tuning. The VR-701 lets you store up
to 18 FM and 12 AM preset stations. Your presets can be scanned quickly using
the Preset Scan function. 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.
Note: The tuner features selectable North America and European
MOSFET Amp + Preamp Outputs: The Soundstream VR-701 is
equipped with a 20W x 4-channel (RMS)/52W x 4-channel (Peak) MOSFET amplifier.
The VR-701 also features front, rear and mono-subwoofer 2.0-volt preamp outputs.
The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The
mono-subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.
Preset EQ + Bass & Treble: Five EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing
you to recall the best preset EQ curve (User, Pop, Classic, Rock, 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.
Video Outputs: The multimedia head unit features a rear-panel
composite video output 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 (pink wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of
vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 2.0 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up
camera is displayed.
Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to
confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.