Installation Note: Soundstream's VR-738NB requires adequate clearance for its oversized display when mounted in your vehicle's dashboard. Please call us at 1-888-955-6000 if you require assistance in determining if it will work in your vehicle.

Think outside the box

Soundstream's VR-738NBDVD receiver is a different animal. Most multimedia receivers are designed to fit into a double-DIN (4" tall) dash opening, but Soundstream built the VR-738NB' chassis to fit into a single-DIN (2" tall) opening, and then added a detachable 7" screen on the front. This receiver isn't for every car, or every installation, but if you've got some imagination it could be a real show-stopper in your dash, or a cool addition to an RV.  And since the screen is detachable, it can serve double duty as a desktop media player when paired up with Soundstream's KS-1 dock.

Soundstream VR-738NB

The detachable face doesn't require a large hole in the dash.

Bluetooth® is built in

The VR-738NB sports advanced Bluetooth technology for quick data transfer, so you'll enjoy crystal-clear hands-free phone calls and great-sounding audio streaming. Your phone book info transfers in moments, so you can quickly make calls and identify incoming callers. And you'll be able to control your streaming music from the receiver, without having to use your phone to change tracks.

Media variety and options

With Soundstream's IC-3 cable (not included), you can connect your iPod® or iPhone® to this receiver, and control your music with the touchscreen. Soundstream has also equipped this receiver with a USB port and SD™ card slot for plugging in storage devices with up to 32 GB of capacity, so you should never be at a loss for music. And of course it plays CDs and DVDs, along with just about any kind of recordable disc. If you've got a gaming console or other A/V sources, plug them into the front A/V input. When you're ready for some video entertainment, set the brake and enjoy video from DVDs, USB, or SD cards.

Add GPS guidance

You can add Soundstream's NAVIBOX-2 module to this receiver, and view maps of the U.S. and Canada on your receiver's big screen. The module also gives you access to over 12 millions points of interest, so you'll be able to find the restaurant, hotel, or shop you want quickly. Your receiver will anounce street names as you approach a turn, and you can even select a 2D or 3D map view.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use a special adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and this receiver, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

Note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver and its optional iPod adapter.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in internal amp (14 watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels)
    • 7" detachable touchscreen display
    • face also serves as a desktop media player with optional KS-1 desktop media player (padded carrying case included)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • fits single-DIN dash openings
    Audio/video features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, USB memory devices, and SD cards (see Details for full capabilities)
    • bass and treble controls with 5 preset EQ curves
    • bass boost
    • low-pass filter
    • subwoofer controls
    Expandability:
    • iPod control: Soundstream IC-3 cable required for iPod and iPhone control
    • inputs: front USB input, front A/V input, front SD card slot, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    • compatible with Soundstream Navibox-2 GPS navigation module
    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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    • Multimedia receiver (2 transport screws)
    • Detachable touchscreen monitor
    • 2 Sleeves (one installed)
    • 2 Trim rings (one installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • Preamp/AV harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
    • Microphone (with attach 6.5' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • 10" USB/Minijack extension cable (with a right-angle male USB/3.5mm connector on one end and a straight female USB/3.5mm connector on other end)
    • Carrying case
    • 4 Pan-head screws
    • Rear-mount bolt
    • Metal backstrap
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Owner's Manual
    • Supplemental Bluetooth Information
    • "CAUTIONS" note

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 14 watts
    Peak Output 45 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color N/C
    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)
    Audio/video Input
    USB Input Side
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 4/3/2/1
    Mini ---
    iPhone 4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 10 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

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    Touchscreen Display
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc/SD/USB Playback
    iPod Connectivity
    Radio Functions
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    7" Motorized Touchscreen Display: The Soundstream VR-738NB features a motorized 7" LCD monitor (800 x 480) with LED backlighting and iGlass touchscreen technology. iGlass touchscreen technology offers more precise control, greater clarity, and less glare. This unit's touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics make menu navigation easy. The monitor electronically slides out for loading or ejecting a disc, and allows you to adjust the viewing angle (1-4) of the screen.

    Note: The motorized LCD monitor measures 7.3125" (w) x 4.5" (h). It extends 2.375" below the bottom of the head unit's chassis and does not retract inside of the unit. This type of design may interfere with your vehicle's instrument panel. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car and talk to one of our Sales Advisors to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Detachable LCD Monitor: The unit's LCD touchscreen monitor is detachable to deter theft, and comes with a padded carrying case for added protection.

    KS-1 Desktop Media Player (optional): The VR-738NB's detachable touchscreen monitor can be connected to Soundstream's KS-1 desktop media player dock (530KS1, sold separately). The KS-1 allows you to use the touchscreen, SD, and USB functions of the VR-738NB in your home. The KS-1 features a built-in rear-panel speaker and headphone output.

    Hard-Key Controls: There are also push-button controls along the top-panel of the detachable touchscreen monitor. The controls included Power, Menu, Mute, and Eject.

    Dimmer: You can adjust the unit's LCD monitor brightness in 4 steps, including Off.

    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. Video on the LCD monitor can only be displayed when this unit's Parking Brake wire (pink) senses that the parking brake has been engaged in the vehicle.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth (v2.1 + EDR) Technology: The Soundstream VR-738NB features built-in Bluetooth (Ver 2.1+EDR) 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. Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) increases data transfer rates to 2.1 Mbit/sec for increased clarity & virtually eliminates unwanted distortion during calls and wireless MP3 audio playback.

    Bluetooth Profiles: 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:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Pairing: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VR-738NB. You can pair up to 5 devices (only one can be used at a time). 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-738NB.

    Hands-free Communication w/ External Mic: The VR-738NB supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The VR-738NB allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. The VR-738NB utilizes a Noise & Echo Cancelling feature to reduce noise & echo generated during hands-free conversation. The VR-738NB allows you to answer the call manually from the head unit or automatically. Incoming phone call information will be displayed on the unit's LCD monitor. You can make a call from the VR-738NB using the unit's on-screen keypad (0-9), your transferred Phone Book, or a call history data log of dialed and received 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-738NB 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-738NB. This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.

    Disc/SD/USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The touchscreen monitor electronically slides down for loading and ejecting discs. The Soundstream VR-738NB 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 CD-R/RW disc.

    SD-Card Slot: The Soundstream VR-738NB is fitted with a SD-card slot located on the top-panel of the detachable touchscreen monitor that will accept SD/SDHC memory cards (up to 32GB). The unit supports playback of MP3/WAV/FLAC music files, MP4/AVI/DivX/FLV/MKV/MOV video files, and JPEG photo files stored on a compatible SD/SDHC memory card.

    USB 2.0 Port: The Soundstream VR-738NB is fitted with a USB (type-A) 2.0 port located on the side-panel of the detachable touchscreen monitor for connection of a USB mass storage class device; such as your Android smartphone, digital audio player, or thumbdrive. The unit supports playback of MP3/WAV/FLAC music files, MP4/AVI/DivX/FLV/MKV/MOV video files, and JPEG photo files stored on a compatible USB MSC device (up to 32GB).

    iPod Connectivity

    iPod Ready: The Soundstream VR-738NB's side-panel USB (type-A) port and side-panel 3.5mm AV input allow you to connect your Apple iPod/iPhone using the Soundstream IC-3 iPod cable (530IC3, sold separately). The unit's USB port handles the control, metadata display, and charging of your iPod/iPhone. The 3.5mm AV input handles audio and video transfer from your iPod/iPhone to the Soundstream VR-738NB. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park. The Soundstream VR-738NB does not support direct connection of the iPod/dock cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone. Its also not compatible with any of the new Lightning-connector Apple devices.

    • Control: The Soundstream head unit allows you to navigate your iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, or All. Your iPod's video library can be searched by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, TV Show, or Video Podcast. Categories will be displayed in alphabetical order. You can also repeat a single track or all tracks in a category. Your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen controls will be locked once connected.
    • Metadata: The Soundstream VR-738NB will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod or iPhone from the multimedia head unit. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label (no Album Art).
    • Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 0.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod Compatibility: The VR-738NB is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 4/5/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4S 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    5 6.1.3 N N N N N N N N N N
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y
    5th 6.1.3 N N N N N N N N N N
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.01 N N N N N N N N N N
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y N N Y N
    2 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y N
    3 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y N
    4 6.1.3 N N N N N N N N N N
    mini 6.1.3 N N N N N N N N N N

    Notes: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Soundstream VR-738NB is equipped with an AM/FM tuner with manual, preset, and seek tuning.

    Preset Stations: The VR-738NB lets you store up to 18 FM and 12 AM preset stations. These presets can be stored manually or automatically.

    Local Seek: 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.

    Mono: If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.

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

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Soundstream VR-738NB is equipped with a 14W x 4-channel (RMS)/45W x 4-channel (Peak) MOSFET amplifier.

    6ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The VR-738NB features front, rear and subwoofer 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.

    Subwoofer Control: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Crossover (80Hz/120Hz/160Hz/Off) for subwoofer preamp output. You can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level (0-15).

    Preset EQ: Five EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve (User, Pop, Classic, Rock, Jazz) for different types of music.

    Bass & Treble: The User mode allows you to independently adjust the Bass & Treble from -9 to +9.

    X-Bass: The X-Bass function boosts the head unit's bass output.

    Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes.

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

    AV Connection

    Aux Input: The unit features a 3.5mm audio/video input on the side-panel of the detachable touchscreen monitor for connecting a temporary external A/V source, such as a MP3 player or game console.

    Video Output: 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 (orange/black 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.  

    Add-On Navigation: The VR-738NB supports connection of Soundstream's add-on GPS Navigation Module (530NAVIBX2, sold separately). The add-on NAVIBOX-2 is powered by NAVTEQ with maps of the United States and Canada. It offers over 12 million points-of-interests with turn-by-turn navigation.

    Remote Control

    IR Remote: The Soundstream VR-738NB includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the multimedia unit.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit 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 Metra Axxess Steering Wheel Control Interface (120ASWC, sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    Soundstream VR-738NB

    Written By DanR, Midland Texas on Saturday, April 19, 2014

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    Not sure what I was expecting, but after installation i am wishing i would have bought a true double din DVD system. This is big, thick, slow and not really impressed. If you only have a single din and cannot modify to put a double din, this may be worth while. But if you can modify I would definitely recommend the extra work to put the double din in. Perhaps my standards are too high, I prefer the Kenwood Excelon line

    Pros: Fits in to a single din spot, blue tooth and DVD

    Cons: Very thick , sticks out of the dash to far, slow to respond, sound quality lacking, as are options, and controls. No aux input on the rear.

    Soundstream VR-738NB

    Written By Ryan, Washington on Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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    I've had the unit 4 days. The one thing that really sticks out is that the volume is not on the main screen and I haven't found a way to have it there. If you changed stations much or like to turn your music up and down for songs its incredible annoying. I never realized how much I did but I would not have bought this on that alone. I does have a nice screen and all the extras are nice, blue tooth, ipod, dvd, etc. Just make sure you don't have a gen 7 ipod because it's not compatible with that. If I had to do it over again I would purchase something else, maybe still Soundstream but definitely a different model.

    great features for a amazing price

    Written By mdhubb, Statham, GA on Saturday, March 08, 2014

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    I have a touchscreen Kenwood in my truck and love it. I wanted a similar unit to put in my jeep but was worried about it being stolen when I have the top off. Not a problem with this unit. I was a little overwhelmed when I opened the box but once I got into the install it was very easy thanks to crutchfields install kit

    Pros: Removable tablet

    Cons: Sub output....not enough control

    Soundstream VR-738NB

    Written By Anonymous, Burgaw NC on Thursday, January 16, 2014

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    Very nice product. I would recommend this to anyone.

    Soundstream VR-738NB

    Written By Anonymous, saint peters on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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    I love it. It is awesome.

    Pros: Easy to use.

    Cons: None

    measure, measure and re-measure

    Written By wish I could have kept it, Reno,NV on Friday, December 06, 2013

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    I measured for fit in my 2004 jeep grand cherokee which it did. The problem was it covered the front dash ac/heat vents by at least 2/3's. I decided we should return it so we could get something that didn't block the vents. Also teh heat it might catch and build up probablt wouldn't have been good for it. This was all my fault as my measurements came out slightly higher than the screen really sat. I really wanted this one to work to match the other soundstream player we have so menus would be the same or close to it from vehicle to vehicle.

    Pros: Nice bright screen, hands free, lots of options for the price.

    Cons: My measuring skills

    Exactly what I wanted!

    Written By William, Savannah on Sunday, November 24, 2013

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    Got this for my 2007 Ford Ranger Regular Cab because my fm transmitter just wasn't cutting it. I wanted better sound quality and control of my mp3 library. This radio does it all. I can load an SD card or thumb drive up with music and select which folder I want to listen to, if I want to replay just that folder, and it remembers your location within a song each time you get in and start your vehicle. It plays cds, dvds, avi, MP4, wma, and Mp3 files. I like that the face is detachable and has it's own case. The directions left a little to be desired but Crutchfield was there for me. This device does so much but still does the simple stuff like music nicely.

    Pros: Does exactly what I wanted and more.

    Cons: Getting started with the install required a call to Crutchfield. Glad they were there to assist but some better directions could have helped. I work on multi-million dollar aircraft and this stumped me. Kinda scary.

    Sweet!!

    Written By Dave, Crozet VA on Saturday, October 19, 2013

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    This thing is awesome for the money!!

    Pros: Easy add on's

    Soundstream VR-738NB

    Written By VLo, California on Friday, October 18, 2013

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    If I wanted a DVD player, there were not other options for my truck (Dodge 2005). The product is reasonable priced. Obviously, it is not a high end device, so there are some opportunities with the user interface (screen), but probably you will not get anything better for that price period. The quality of the device is very good. No complaints...Easy to install...It has all the features of more expensive radios/dvd players...Sound quality is good as well....

    Pros: Cheap...easy to install...It is worth every penny....

    Cons: Antenna reception could be better, user interface outdated.....

    Soundstream VR-738NB

    Written By Anonymous, tahlequah ,ok on Monday, September 30, 2013

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    my name is shawn and I work in oil and gas so I spend well over a hundred hours a week in my truck so I bought this unit to help keep me entertained and I have to say the people at crutchfield made this install quick and painless. this unit has awesome sound quality and it is a joy to watch movies on. everyone that has seen this unit thinks that it had cost me way more than it did. thank you crutchfield for a great buying experience.

    One of the best aftermarket units I've owned.

    Written By Craig W., Bloomfield, NJ on Friday, August 30, 2013

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    Unit was easy to install. all directions were clear and understandable. Of course, having some installation experience pertaining to wiring is very helpful. all total to remove the old, rewire, and install took a little over an hour.

    Pros: large display screen easy touch screen remote control makes it so much easier to operate bluetooth is clear and legible on both ends detachable face for home use

    Cons: none

    Ram Stereo

    Written By Charlie, San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, August 24, 2013

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    Excellent sound easy install.

    Pros: Detach face to use in the house.

    Cons: none

    Satisfied

    Written By Mike, Ponchatoula, la 70454 on Monday, July 22, 2013

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    Much better then the factory unit. I'm a car audio amateur, and wasn't to terribly hard to install. Works fine. I enjoy the screen size despite not being able to see the air controllers. I don't need to see them can still turn them at the bottom.

    Pros: Screen size, easy to use and install.

    Cons: Unable to see what is playing on unit when synced with i phone. Have to look at and use phone to control play lists and to select songs to be played. But still better then having to use a wire.

    Was a lil hard to figure out access aound the settings, but after some

    Written By JohnL., Belleville, Ks. on Friday, July 12, 2013

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    Totally like my new deck.

    Awesome radio!

    Written By 1badteg, Baltimore, Maryland on Friday, June 28, 2013

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    This radio is awesome! Definitely worth every penny! Screen and sound are absolutely perfect!

    Pros: Removable screen, looks awesome, easy to navigate, screen size

    Cons: None

    Good Value

    Written By Bill A., Baltimore, MD on Friday, May 10, 2013

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    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this for my truck and the install was easy. The picture quality of DVD's is good and the bluetooth feature is great. No other radio offers these features at this price. The touch screen isn't as sensitive as it should be.

    Pros: Picture Quality, Bluetooth, Price, Screen size

    Cons: Touchscreen response

    I expected more for the price...

    Written By Tig, FPO Okinawa, Japan on Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    It's not the worst stereo in the world, but it seems to try hard to be.

    Pros: Sound, bluetooth, ipod compatibility

    Cons: Touch screen is not too responsive. The build quality of the screen is poor, requires multiple taps at times before actions execute. This can be overwhelmingly tedious. Also, no hold and scroll or swipe. You have to press arrows each time you want to scroll page by page for your albums (no alphabet selection either for faster browsing), or select a different function.

    Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new Soundstream VR-738NB

    Play your iPod through your new stereo.
    Add a navigation system to your car and get to your destination as quickly as possible.
    Your back bumper will thank you for getting a rear-view camera.
    You can operate your new radio with your factory-installed steering wheel controls by adding an adapter.
    Store and play back music from a USB drive.
    Save money by doing the installation yourself. The right tools will help.
    Get more info about having your new receiver put in by a qualified professional in your area.
    Keep your screen clear of fingerprints and dust with a cleaning kit.
    Get rid of the skipping on your favorite discs with a CD cleaning kit.
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    Sends audio and video to select Soundstream multimedia receivers

    Item #: 530IC3

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    Connects a video iPod® or Zune® to your video system (3 feet)

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    T-Spec Adapter Cable

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    6-foot adapter cable — dual RCAs to a 3.5-mm mini plug

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    $13.99
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    Monster Digital USB 2.0 Flash Drive

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    Questions & Answers Ask the community. Share your knowledge.

    7 questions already asked

    Yes we use it with the kids iPhone 4s', and my 5s and 5c and it works great [ ROBERT  May 20, 2014 ]
    HI, I PAIRED IT WITH MY WIFE'S IPHONE 5S, It worked fine so I am sure the 5c will be no problem. I love having a 32mb usb full of music, comedy and the free Keith Moore messages downloaded from Faith Life Church in Branson, Mo on it, in video, no less! It shows all the songs in every playlist and all the playlist to choose from. No need for an ipod. Super [ DALE  May 18, 2014 ]
    I have used the Bluetooth pairing with the iPhone 5 and it worked fine [ OTIS  May 18, 2014 ]
    Completely. I am using it now and it's crystal clear. [ CRAIG E  May 18, 2014 ]
    Sorry but I do not know.... [ JOHN C  May 18, 2014 ]
    Yes you can connect it to the iPhone 5C. [ NICHOLAS  May 18, 2014 ]
    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  May 05, 2014 ]  Staff
    Yes [ JOSE L  Apr 10, 2014 ]
    Yes there is video in and audio and video out also so you can hook up amps monitors or backup cameras. But it doesnt show the time if you are listening through your phone... [ MARC  Apr 08, 2014 ]
    Yes you can I currently have one connected. Stay away from cheap cameras. [ ERIC  Apr 08, 2014 ]
    Yes I have one hooked up to mine [ ROBERT  Apr 08, 2014 ]
    Yes you can.... [ JOHN C  Apr 08, 2014 ]
    To Daniel M, yes you can hook up a back up camera to this unit. [ NICHOLAS  Apr 08, 2014 ]
    Yes. It has a built in rear view camera input and interface. I haven't installed one so I don't know how well it works. [ CHRIS  Apr 08, 2014 ]
    Yes you cab hook up video cameras to this unit [ JUAN  Apr 08, 2014 ]
    Yes you can. [ ROBERT  Apr 08, 2014 ]
    I want to put this unit in the back of my Limo, can I hook up the existing dvd player to this unit to play on the 2 built in monitors or even better use the internal dvd player on this unit to play thru my monitors. Also the stereo in there now has horrible reception, is their a antenna booster or device I should purchase to get better reception with my new unit. [ jim  Apr 08, 2014 ]
    sorry no we put it in a dodge ram, found a video on how to do it on You Tube! [ Frances  Feb 14, 2014 ]
    Both [ JAVIER  Jan 31, 2014 ]
    Output for amplifiers. [ ERIC  Jan 31, 2014 ]
    Some will be input for the backup camera, some will be output for amps. [ CHARLES  Jan 30, 2014 ]
    On the back is the RCA jacks but the unit shuts off on me over every speed bump or pothole.. Any thing other than a smooth ride.. It'll shut down and restart. [ ROBERT SMITH PO  Jan 30, 2014 ]
    I installed mine in an 05 XB no problems. The kit and instructions they send I would recommend reading and looking over before starting. [ JASON  Jan 20, 2014 ]
    i'm not familiar with mini cooper but thing I know is if your factory radio is not single din, don't even buy this product. [ MADJASSAH  Dec 19, 2013 ]
    Sorry do not have an answer to that. [ GREGORY  Dec 18, 2013 ]
    Mine was installed in a 2005 Jeep Liberty. Like it and it works great. [ STEPHEN  Dec 18, 2013 ]
    No but what is your question. [ JONATHAN  Dec 18, 2013 ]
    There is an android app that you can use to run the programs on the radio, you just need to download it. [ DONALD S  Nov 27, 2013 ]
    Just bluetooth. You can skip and play and pause tracks from the stereo but it wont show the song name on the stereo. No song browsing on the actual stereo either. [ MARC  Nov 26, 2013 ]
    Just bluetooth. Hope this helps. [ NICHOLAS  Nov 25, 2013 ]