Touchscreen & Remote Features
Touchscreen & Remote Features
7" Motorized Touchscreen: The Soundstream VR-722HB
features a motorized, retractable 7.0" wide, 16:9 touchscreen monitor (800x480)
with LED backlighting. 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-722HB 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 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.
Remote Control: The Soundstream VR-722HB 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 Steering Wheel Control Interface (sold separately; not available
MobileLink Input: The Soundstream VR-722HB 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-722HB 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
- 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,
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-722HB 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-722HB
supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. The VR-722HB 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-722HB 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-722HB 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-722HB 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
music stored on your Bluetooth audio player from the VR-722HB. 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-722HB. 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-722HB.
Disc Compatibility: The Soundstream VR-722HB 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
Front-Panel USB Port: The Soundstream VR-722HB is fitted
with a front-panel USB (type-A) 2.0 port for connection of a USB mass storage
class device, such 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-722HB is equipped with an AM/FM tuner
with manual, preset, and seek tuning. The VR-722HB 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
MOSFET Amp + Preamp Outputs: The Soundstream VR-722HB is equipped with a
4-channel (RMS)/52W x 4-channel (Peak) MOSFET amplifier. The VR-722HB features
is also equipped with 2.0-volt front & rear preamp outputs for connection of an
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 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.