You're in command
What's cooler than taking charge of your music from the big touchscreen on a great-looking DVD receiver? Kenwood's DDX419 DVD receiver adds Bluetooth® to the mix, along with unparalleled iPod® control, access to music and video apps through your iPhone®, and hands-free calling and audio streaming. You can use the touchscreen to change sources, choose music, select DVD menu items, or adjust EQ settings with just a few quick touches of your fingertip. And for a personalized touch, you can also set the receiver's control buttons to match the color of your vehicle's dash illumination.

Kenwood DDX419

The Bluetooth advantage
The DDX419's built-in Bluetooth lets you keep your hands on the wheel you receive a call. Your phonebook transfers easily to the receiver, so it's easy to make outgoing calls — you can even use voice dialing with compatible phones. And this Kenwood will play the music you've stored on your phone wirelessly.

App control
When your iPhone is connected to the DDX419's USB input, you can take charge of Pandora® Internet radio, with easy control over your stations, "thumbs-up" and "thumbs-down" ratings, and other major functions. You'll have access to streaming video sources like Netflix, too. You can watch on the built-in screen whenever you're parked, or add an external screen and wireless headphones so your passengers in the back can watch while you drive. And you can download Garmin's "Streetpilot" app for iPhone, then use the Kenwood's big screen for navigation.

More media choices
The DDX419 plays CDs and DVDs, along with recordable discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files. And of course you'll have control over the music and video content on your iPod. If you've got a gaming console or other A/V sources, plug them into the front or rear A/V inputs. This Kenwood also works with the SiriusXM tuner (not included) to bring you the fantastic music, sports, and entertainment offered by satellite radio.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and this Kenwood, 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 Hands-on Research for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in internal amp (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen with variable color button illumination
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • Pandora control with iPhone
    • iPhone App Mode with limited control of apps like Netflix and YouTube
    • display function for Garmin "Streetpilot" navigation app for iPhone
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    Audio/video features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices
    • 3-band equalizer
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer controls
    • speaker type setting
    Expandability:
    • iPod control: Kenwood cable required for full access to audio/video content
    • works with SiriusXM tuner (not included)
    • inputs: front USB input, front and rear A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: A/V output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    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.

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    Amazing head unit!

    Written By Tj, 46750 on Saturday, October 19, 2013

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    Installed fairly easy a nd everything works great! Purchased this because I wanted Bluetooth and a way to play video in my car. Does both great!

    Pros: Easy to use, plenty of inputs

    Cons: The microphone could have better noise cancellation.

    decent but with issues

    Written By Slydog39, Mobile, Al on Monday, June 24, 2013

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    I have had this unit installed for 7 months n my Subaru. I like the ease of set up, the sound quality and a few other qualities. What I do not like are that the bluetooth microphone quality is very poor--have to hold up to your mouth to get decent voice out of it. I also am having routine and repeated lock up s on the unit. Especially when in XM radi0, the system will freeze an a station and only powering the unit off will allow you to navigate the unit.

    Pros: Sound Quality. Ease of set up.

    Cons: Freezes up. Blue tooth microphone

    Crutchfield response on Monday, June 24, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Excellent Radio

    Written By KevinM., Acworth, GA on Friday, June 14, 2013

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    Best Radio I have ever purchased

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing I've experienced

    Kenwood comes through

    Written By Eric, Orlando on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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    I couldn't be happier with the DDX419 in my 2012 F150 Screw. Sound quality with the upgraded speakers I purchased is excellent...even without an amp. The interface isn't much for flash, but I'm a function first kinda person, so I don't mind. I personally don't have an iPhone, so I can't speak to those functions. What I can say is, the unit works well with my android device..both in telephone and bluetooth audio mode. Front USB works great if you want to tote your entire music library or photo album, just make sure you aren't in access of the number of folders (250 I think). With a little organization, you can access all your data no problem. Custom screen background and color changing is a cool plus as well. For me, I picked the perfect unit...especially for the price.

    Pros: Clean sound, screen quality...everything

    Cons: Installed for a couple weeks and nothing yet

    Just one thing....

    Written By RoscoeP, Marion TX on Thursday, February 07, 2013

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    I installed the DDX419 in my Tundra, using Toyota's factory speakers, adding an amp and sub. Sound quality is really very good, although there are many ways that it can be adjusted in the settings screen, which will require more reading on my part, to know what I am adjusting. The touch screen iPod control is cool, but song/artist searches are tedious, and should not be done while driving. I've had some complaints from hands-free phone listeners that the mike sounds fuzzy/garbled, however the bluetooth has performed otherwise very well. One disappointment was thinking I could use the rear USB port to leave the iPod always connected in the glove box, and not have a cord hanging out front, but the rear USB is dedicated to bluetooth, and is useless otherwise. Also, I ordered and connected the Kenwood back-up camera, which works well. Overall, I am very satisfied, and believe this unit is a good value for it's price.

    Pros: Great sound quality. User-freindly bluetooth operation. Touch-screen is very cool.

    Cons: No usable USB on the rear of the unit. Bluetooth mike is of questionable quality.

    Thought it would be better

    Written By ChrisH, Portland, ME on Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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    When i bought this unit it was because it was Sirusxm ready, I also bought the Sirusxm adapter to go along with it. After installing both units and activating the XM i relized that if i took a phone call or left the XM screen it would freeze up..... still playing music volume would work but to change the preset it wouldn't change.I would have to turn the unit off and then back on and all would work fine. The only other complaint that i have with it is that if you pair an iPhone on the telephone and an iPod for blue tooth it will always go to the phone when blue tooth is selected. Other than that i like the unit. I still haven't watched a DVD on it yet.

    Poor Blue Tooth Performance!

    Written By Ron, Fort Worth on Saturday, December 29, 2012

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    This head unit is beautiful and easy to ease... unfortunately, the telephone blue tooth performance is VERY poor. I moved the mic all over my car and simply couldn't find a good location. I tried the steering column, by the rear view mirror, and by my forehead. The only control is a gain setting and I tried all combinations. I did have the unit professionally installed. Anyhow, I finally returned the unit today and installed an Alpine IVE-W535HD (Car Toys cut me an amazing deal on this unit). And while the Alpine is more expensive the Blue Tooth performance is AMAZING! In fact, my "test group" who received calls from me when using the Kenwood and then again today with the Alpine said there is no comparison... they weren't sure if I was using the phone or Blue Tooth when calling through the Alpine.

    Pros: Good looking unit and easy to use.

    Cons: Blue Tooth performance (voice) is terrible.

    Kenwood DDX419

    Written By Anonymous, Tilden tx. on Sunday, December 09, 2012

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    Works good with the iPhone 4S.

    Nice unit great sound

    Written By ChrisP, Long Island NY on Tuesday, December 04, 2012

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    Very nice product. Great sound and easy to install

    Pros: Easy to install, great Bluetooth with correct position of mic, and responsive touch screen

    Cons: Wish it had rear USB

    Awesome Unit Kenwood DDX419

    Written By Artney, New Orleans, LA on Friday, November 30, 2012

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    I just received this unit and had it installed the same day. Looks amazing, the finish came out great. At first, the only way to play music from my iPhone was to have the aux cord plugged in, because the standard iPhone USB cord would display all the information but would not play the sound. I chatted with Crutchfield support and they solved my problem in a snap. Turns out all I needed was the specific iPod cord designed for the unit, Kenwood KCA-IP22F iPod® cable. The guy also told me that if my bluetooth is hooked up, that I can play my music with out any cords which is a big plus for me. I was concerned about buying this Unit at first because some of the reviews said the microphone for the hands free calling was very difficult to use, but it works GREAT in my 2012 Nissan Frontier. The reason I gave it 4 stars in sound quality, is because the bass in my truck went way down and i couldn't find the bass control on the unit, but the chat with the Tech Support cleared that up as well. Overall, very very pleased with this unit.

    Pros: Looks Great, Touch Screen is phenomenal, Cool features, Easy to use, Definitely value for money. Just everything is great.

    Cons: Sound Quality wasn't to par at first, but after talking to Tech Support it couldn't be better.

    Review after owning for several months

    Written By John, Tampa, FL on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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    I have never been a big Kenwood fan but I was attracted to the DDX419 specifically because I needed a double din, and needed to be with in a specific budget. I have owned this radio for several months and am not the worlds biggest fan of this unit. You need to study the owners manual to know how to adjust simple things like bass, mid and treble, not to mention that you have to do this for each of the types of music sources that you are using. The radio settings for bass, mid and treble need to be set specifically for your iPod, Radio, Pandora, CD ect.... Other things that should be simple are not, such as selecting cross over setting's and Q factor. Its great that you can adjust these, I guess, if you know what your doing or what these settings mean. There is no description with in the owners manual as to even explain what the different cross over settings mean, specifically what they do or even what a Q factor is.

    Overall I like the radio, some of its features and for what it is, you cant beat the price in my opinion. I just wish the instruction manual had more detail and explanation in it. Kenwood, however did include three instruction manuals in the box though. Less expense on a global language customer base and more focus on the content of the manual in the market in which your selling too.

    Pros: Inexpensive double din dvd, player.

    Cons: Difficult to use, complicated sound adjustment settings. Add on's can exceed the price of the unit if you opt for all available add on features. Decent unit however far from great.

    Great car stereo

    Written By Twindad30809, Evans, GA on Sunday, November 25, 2012

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    Bought this unit refurbished for $100 less than brand new. Sounds better than the factory installed DVD player from GM! Love this stereo. Bluetooth could be better.

    Pros: Sounds and picture quality

    Cons: Bluetooth

    Kenwood DDX419 in 2007 Tacoma double cab

    Written By DBCSteve, Davis, CA on Sunday, November 18, 2012

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    My son had installed this same unit in his older Tacoma, and it worked well with my iPhone 4S and iOS 6. The only criticism I read in several reviews was to make an effort to find the best location for the microphone. Installation was very straightfoward -- I wired in the supplied harness at the kitchen table using the Posi-Products Connector Kit, which made wire connections very easy. Removal and installation went according to directions, but there were usual challenges in figuring a few things out: use only three of the four screws per side to mount the factory brackets in the new unit, and use the original screws rather than the ones supplied by Crutchfield. When putting on the new faceplate, be sure to mount the supplied yellow clips on the four tabs -- I don't think the instructions covered this, but easy to figure out.

    The after market faceplate was a perfect fit and perfect match for both color and texture. The Kenwood paired easily with my iPhone and phone calls were pretty good -- not quite as good as the built in unit in my 2012 Prius. I placed the microphone on the upper left of the windshield, and routed it through the side panel with the grab handle. Bluetooth streaming is excellent, love the interface. It covers all I need and is still fairly simple to use with larger icons and a menu system that just makes sense. Sound quality is very good, and it probably limited by stock speakers. Be sure to use the equalizer -- makes a BIG difference!

    Pros: Excellent fit and finish, excellent unit menus and controls. Like having a volume knob and front USB.

    Cons: Would have liked both front and rear USB. Rear USB would allow me to plug in an extension cable to connect my iPhone / iPod out of sight.

    DDX419

    Written By Steve, Guam on Sunday, November 18, 2012

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    I am overall very happy with this unit. I was looking for a double Din unit with bluetooth for hands free phone use and use for an iPod and this one fit the bill at a nice price. Since it has an input for a backup camera I went ahead and installed one. Installation was fairly easy with the Crutchfield instructions but I did have to call to find the connection for the parking brake to my 2003 suburban. The bluetooth works okay except the mic took a lot of adjustments to make it tolerable for use. DVDs play fine except I rarely sit and watch movies when I am parked with the parking brake on.

    Pros: Looks nice, big touch screen is easy to use, sounds good

    Cons: blue tooth hands free mic does not sound as good as other products that I have

    decent first aftermarket head unit

    Written By scott, north florida on Thursday, November 15, 2012

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    Overall, reasonably happy with my purchase. sound quality is just above stock unit. features are a little silly for someone who never has passengers in his car (video playback?), but i mainly just wanted a double din unit with ipod connectivity and a few creature comforts. build quality is great, doesn't feel cheap like a lot of head units. Price was reasonable at time of purchase. 4v outputs are welcome, as is composite video in for backup camera options. Bluetooth call quality could be improved, and why the USB a/v input isn't routed to the REAR of the unit with the Bluetooth adaptor taking up the front, I have NO idea. (other than charging more for a more sleek unit.) keeping a cable hanging from the front of your receiver is prettty tacky.

    Pros: Fit and finish is great. Tactile response of knob and buttons is good. Backlight options are welcome depending on input/playback mode. Install was a breeze for someone who has never taken their car apart. Sound quality, as mentioned, is reasonable. video is nice for the size screen (but when am I going to use video?) crossovers work nicely and the filters aren't too wide.

    Cons: Interface! Seriously, this is the first place this head unit fails. this interface is so abysmal that it feels like i'm stuck in 2004 when trying to navigate the controls. Paying kenwood a premium for their iPhone/ipod cable is extremely insulting. Bluetooth call quality with stock microphone is awful regardless of placement. Bluetooth audio playback is glitchy for the first song, but smooth after. No 4-band parametric eq (can't cost kenwood THAT much for such a crucial feature...).

    Kenwood DDX419

    Written By JL, Kingman AZ on Monday, November 12, 2012

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    I am very happy with the unit. It was easy to install and the sound is excellent. I like having Pandora Radio available, as well as the apps from my iPhone. It's like I added the Sync system to my Mustang for very little cost.

    Pros: Pandora Radio is added with ease. The Bluetooth is excellent. The ability to change the units color is a major plus. The menu is easy to use and the setup was flawless.

    Cons: Screen is dark when movies are being played. The unit did not come with a remote, so I had to order that separately. Having to change the sound options for every song is a little annoying. I have yet to find a CD that the unit actually has the information stored for. It doesn't list the name of the radio stations or the song that is playing.

    Nice deck

    Written By Rich D, East Brunswick, NJ on Sunday, November 11, 2012

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    Crutchfield is definitely the place to buy car audio. They sent everything you would have to go buy in a store, if you could find them.. cable adapters, mounting brackets, even a personized photo install manual for my specific SUV. The radio has everything except a GPS. It looks great over the stock radio, and sounds even better. I hooked up my Sirius, I bought the add-on. And connected my iPhone 4s and got Pandora. I haven't watched a movie on it, nor do i expect to. The radio plays great too. Just make sure you hook up the antenna correctly. Bluetooth speakerphone is also a plus feature, people do not even know i am on it, or they are just being nice. Great value, and if ou don't want to pay for a internal GPS, then get this one. I did a lot of homework and this was a wise choice.

    Pros: Ease of install Nice screen Customizable main screen Sound quality Bluetooth Radio control of Pandora Good speakerphone

    Cons: Face not removable

    Kenwood DDX419

    Written By Anonymous, IL on Friday, November 09, 2012

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    Very easy to install. Great fit in 2006 Powerstroke. I've had it two weeks & haven't found any complaints! Its great! Works great with Ipod and sound quality is good, even with stock speakers. Great features - bluetooth. Highly recommended!

    Pros: Bluetooth Touchscreen

    Cons: No Android Support No remote control No USB in rear

    Amazing unit!

    Written By CSApol, SFGiants/49ers, CA on Thursday, November 08, 2012

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    I love Kenwoods even more after purchasing my DDX419. Kenwood have best quality and price. My other car all run eXcelon (speakers, deck, sub) enough said about Kenwood. So DDX419 is installed on an A4 and just looks perfect thanks to crutchfield for the free kit. DDx419 powers my speakers better than stock and has all the settings for bass, mids, and highs. Touchscreen is very good and responsive. Screen and picture quality are good too. Bluetooth worked right after pairing with my phone and everytime i get in the car or turn on my Bluetooth. streams all my music on my phone via Bluetooth even Pandora. And my wife loves how she can pair her phone and listen to her music files. DVD is also very good and had played every movie i tried watchingon different formats. .phone feature is cool with voice recognition but i still have to experiment with Mic thing, sometimes it works great but i also had comments where they said there was strong echo and distortion. I have yet to discover how i can watch Netflix.

    Pros: Price and quality. Well Enough power for my speakers (audi symphony)

    Cons: Mic (sometimes)

    Horrible - returning

    Written By catch9, Fort Myers, FL on Sunday, October 28, 2012

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    Bluetooth never worked. Won't read any thumb drives or hard drives, regardless of format. Reads Ipod from the front USB but requires a jack from the headphone to the jack on front panel to HEAR THE MUSIC!!!???? Sound is mediocre at best. No bass. Factory speakers but they sounded better with the factory stereo. Very disappointed in this Kenwood. Will be returned for something else. Not happy. Not looking forward to rewiring the entire thing.

    You get what you pay for....

    Written By Luvshok, Rochester, NY on Friday, October 26, 2012

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    The unit leave a bit to be desired. The picture quality on the screen for DVD/Netflix playback is rather poor. Even after adjusting the picture quality it only becomes so so. Was very disappointed to find out that the iPod cable had to be hooked up through the front of the unit as there were no provisions to do so on the back. Would have really liked to hide my iPod hook up. Also note that GPS through the iPhone is an extra $100. $50 for the app itself and then another $50 charge to "display externally". That was rather upsetting to find out.

    But overall the unit is not terrible. The response speed is good, it's functionality is average. I'm not disappointed in the product for the price I paid. But if I had to buy it again I would have spend more money in a better unit. If you're looking for a unit as a GPS also, save and spend the money on a nicer unit

    Pros: It looks nice when turned off

    Cons: Very misleading description, and hidden costs.

    Kenwood DDX419

    Written By Anonymous, Lexington, KY on Thursday, October 25, 2012

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    This unit added new life to an older Lexus GS300 dash; the old stock unit was dated and had burned out LEDS. This DVD now lights up the dash and gives many new features. The Bluetooth worked flawlessly on first attempt. I was streaming music and making phone calls through it with in minutes. The install in the Lexus was time consuming as I had to bypass factory amp and extend wiring harness. Crutchfield tech support had informed me of this ahead of time and ensured I had all the right harnesses, cabling, a trim kits. Looks beautiful and sounds great. Also paired with a Kicker amp and sub woofer; what a great upgrade!

    Pros: Great Value Nice Display

    dont wast your time

    Written By kevin, glasgow mt on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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    To start screen displays are ugly and weird to use, the chimes for blinker and such have an annoying sound. Came defective and it could not sync with phone. Featers it has that are not optional are terrible. Endded up returning it.

    Pros: Good soud

    Cons: Looks terrible, broken, and features are horrible

    Chevrolet Colorado

    Written By Jalc, San German, PR on Saturday, October 06, 2012

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    Installed yesterday, great upgrade, looks good, very good sound, Bluetooth great.

    Kenwood DDX419 Nissan Titan 06

    Written By Keith I, Port Clinton, Ohio on Thursday, September 27, 2012

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    This unit is fairly easy to operate and the installation was easy with the provided kit from Crutchfield. The blue tooth streaming works well but it does not display the tag information on the screen. I am using an HTC EVO LTE and not an I phone so I don't know if that plays a role. The sound quality I have not gotten figured out just yet. I am running the unit through an alpine 360 4 channel amp and i have plok 6x9's in the front and Alpine 6.5" coaxial speakers in the rear. This thing should sound good but I think it lacks a bit but again it could be me at this point.

    Pros: Nice looking unit. Fairly easy to use

    Cons: Bluetooth doesnt stream the Tagging information

    Kenwood ddx419

    Written By Meyhemst, California, on Thursday, September 27, 2012

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    Is an amazing double din, don't need to take my phone out of my pocket. easy to install.

    Pros: Costume front display, touch screen, clear sound.

    Cons: I wish it would be a bit louder.

    Unleashed My Speakers!

    Written By Barrett B, Birmingham Al on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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    Purchased this unit after my Father got the DDX719. Was going for the same unit as him but spotted this little gem. I like the Volume knob and the hard buttons better then an inch more of screen. Had the stock unit pushing out to 2 new Kicker 6x9 up front and 2 new 6 1/2's in the rear. Old stocker was just a pitiful excuse for a radio.Did not hear much improvement over the cardboard ones. Got this unit, used the harness that Crutchfield set for free, had it posi twisted and installed with in 2 hours. Being massively color blind, I was a bit worried. With the Mastersheets was a breeze. Now my new speakers are amazing! They thump with authority! A great add-on is the iPhone cable, bit bulky when your using it but well worth the small hassle. Bluetooth streaming for your music and phone calls is nothing but perfect. Sirius tuner a must for the long trips. DVDs load quick and the picture is great. Had an old Kenwood folding face DVD years ago. Not a lot of options to make it match your style. This unit is perfect to change colors, wallpapers, you name it it can be changed! Love it!

    Pros: Easy to use, iPhone cable a must but, the Bluetooth streaming is flawless!

    Cons: None that I can see!

    DDX419=Awful Unit

    Written By Rconder1, Lakewood, Colorado on Monday, September 24, 2012

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    Recently bought this unit for a new car I got thinking it would be an awesome unit and man was I wrong. First day using the receiver noticed how incredibly slow it was! Second day noticed when selecting a song it would randomly pick a song for you in lou of your selection. Then came the random changes in songs. I don't know if I just got a lemon but it was not a good experience. I will say to absolutely get another unit. Thank gosh for the awesome people over at Crutchfield. They made the situation right.

    Pros: Looks and sound quality

    Cons: Functions don't work, hard to "locate" and "pick" buttons while driving, and SLOW!

    great deck !

    Written By Carmine L, Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, September 20, 2012

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    This deck is great. Installed it in my '06 mustang with the shaker 1000 system. Didn't notice any problems so I am glad. Only problem while installing was the dash kit; the screws they gave me in that kit i was sent were too short to fit through the holes cut out in the plastic side plates to attach to the radio (took a ride to another retailer, spent 5$ for 1/2" #10-32 screws, Problem solved). This radio has so many settings, you could just sit there all day and tweak them to perfect the sound of each song. You must use the PAC adapter though - simplified everything!

    Pros: Nice screen and display, sounds great, Bluetooth works fine

    Cons: Sound quality could be just a tiny bit clearer for the price, but overall it's great

    Nice radio

    Written By A/C Man, Texas on Monday, September 17, 2012

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    Just had this installed in my 2010 ford expedition and love it! Also had a back up camera installed to it. So far the unit seems pretty nice. Its easy to work around, Bluetooth works great. The only complaint I have is the radio reception stinks. My factory head picked up more stations than this one. I took it back to installer and replaced the antenna adapter but no change. Looking to maybe add a booster to help but its really frustrating when you upgrade radio and lose reception.

    Pros: Nice looking, Easy to work around.

    Cons: BAD radio reception.

    Kenwood DDX419

    Written By ESPY, Charles Town, WV on Sunday, September 16, 2012

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    The first thing that caught my attention was the sound quality. That is excellent. The look is awesome, and it's easy to use. Installation was also easy, even with having to hook up my steering wheel audio controls. Very pleased with the purchase, and would recommend this unit to anyone.

    Pros: Sound quality, look, ease of use

    Cons: None at this time

    If you are worried, let's address the bad reviews

    Written By Jon, South Pasadena, CA on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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    Installed in my 2005 Tundra JBL System using an iPhone 4S. Install went fine. PAC Module sold with unit to interface with JBL was terrible and only worked 50% of the time. had to return for 100% better Metra Access Module which is engineered much better.

    Ok to address some of the bad reviews:

    Music only from the front speakers, is solved with the Bluetooth setting 'front/all'

    Startup of unit is a little slow, but not annoying so.

    Yes the phone mic is not the best; I initially experienced complaints from callers regarding terrible sound quality, echo, and speaker cut off or choppiness. Nevertheless I found that three things will greatly improve the quality of the phone conversation: 1) Place the mic in the upper right corner of the windshield, instead of the visor or mirror, 2) There's a mic gain setting on the unit, I adjusted it to the lowest setting '+1' gain, and 3) Keep the volume on the head unit on the low side if conditions permit. These things eliminated the echo and choppiness.

    Unit doesn't crash, but does screen freeze periodically if you try to navigate too fast. Power off, then on, will clear.

    I live in Los Angeles. Stereo reception is fine.

    Unit does sound significantly better than factory stereo - there is better sound detail and better separation - it rocks!

    Front USB is a shortcoming on this unit, however I found that Bluetooth streaming is the way to go. I really can't discern any difference in sound quality other than with complete silence I hear a tad more white noise, but just barely with the volume most of the way up - at lower volumes no difference at all in quality.

    I'm never going to use this unit for DVD or Videos, but there only seems to be a brightness and blackness control for the screen.

    Over all for the price point, I'm very happy with the DDX419 and the backup cam is a nice bonus. I liked the Boyo IR License Plate Cam for night vision.

    Pros: Great sound quality when integrated with my factory system.

    Cons: No rear USB port.

    Receiver Problem

    Written By D Return, Hawaii on Monday, September 10, 2012

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    Had this deck installed professionally. I never could get the michrophone to work so blutooth was useless. When I drive over bumbs, even just the highway markers, the dvd and usb will freeze and I have to reboot to get it working again. Sending this back for a warranty claim this week.

    im going to buy this one again

    Written By dfraser, spokane, wa on Saturday, September 08, 2012

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    love this receiver, does everything i demand and more. sound quality and picture quality are amazing. i have had it freeze up 3 times within the year ive owned it... cant find the cause.

    Pros: value, features, sound output, video quality

    Cons: freezes up every one in a blue moon.

    Awesome upgrade from stock

    Written By B-rad, Bay City MI on Sunday, September 02, 2012

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    Had this unit prefessionally installed earlier this week and am loving it so far. My droid incredible links right up shortly after the unit is finished booting up, and bluetooth playback is seamless. The bluetooth feature for making and recieving calls is great, im sure I wont miss anymore calls due to loud music. I wish there were more features for android based phones though. I am anti apple, so some features will go unused.

    Pros: Bluetooth playback for audio and making/receiving phone calls. Picture quality Sound quality

    Cons: No support for android based phones

    Excellent Head Unit!

    Written By Andrew89, Knoxville, TN on Thursday, August 16, 2012

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    I had this unit installed earlier this week and absolutely love it! I've combined it with an old sony 250 watt amp, sony speakers in the doors, and mb quart 2 - 12" shallow subwolfer that you can buy on amazon for $70. The sound is awesome in my regular cab Chevy Colorado. I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone and the bluetooth sounds perfect through it, idk why people say bluetooth sounds awful because it is in my opinion much crisper sounding than the AUX plugin... Overall, it looks great it is fairly easy to use and the installation was easy as Crutchfield provided all the necessary things to know. Only complaint is the Pandora app is limited to iPhone and the clock is way too small + on the far right hand side of the screen so when you're driving it is kinda hard to see.

    Pros: Great equalizer, beautiful screen, works well with bluetooth.

    Cons: Small clock. No android support.

    DDX419

    Written By chris, WV on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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    I have had it installed in 2010 F150 for 3 weeks now. Excellent head for the price .Great sound pared with the new Rockford speakers major improvement over stock. This is what a $40.000 truck should sound like. Crutchfields service is the best in the business and everything to install all my gear was sent free with my order and worked great. The shipping was the best i have seen. I received my order the next day FREE!!

    Pros: Great dvd, blue tooth works great. good sound , way cooler than stock

    Cons: The small volume nob is hard to turn with my big fingers.

    Excellent deck; fair price.

    Written By TS, Idaho on Thursday, August 09, 2012

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    I have had it installed in my 2006 F-150 for several days, and I really enjoy this deck. Despite some mixed reviews here - the Bluetooth function works perfectly with my Samsung Galaxy S first generation, although the quality of the microphone leaves a little bit to be desired. It plays music and handles calls in excellent fashion. I'm not a huge sound fanatic, but I do appreciate the nice sound it produces. I'm sure those who are really, really into perfect sound could find a better sounding deck at a higher price range, but it does everythign I need with factory speakers. I haven't yet hooked up a rear camera or extra back-seat video monitor, but it was easy to stub out wires for these using the RCA and 1/8" plugs on the rear of the deck. Crutchfield free shipping was reasonably fast, and they gave me the proper dash kit, wiring harness, and AM/FM adapter. I will say the FM reception is not nearly as good as the factory deck, but I think that's to be expected with most after-market decks. I was mildly annoyed that it doesn't have speed-sensitive volume like my factor deck did - I'm not sure why you have to buy a much more expensive deck to get that feature. Another annoyance: with the Kenwood KCA-IP22F cable it still doesn't play video from my 3rd generation iPod Nano - I don't know if this is a deck problem, iPod problem, or what.

    Kenwood DDX419

    Written By Anonymous, Elko, Nv. on Monday, August 06, 2012

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    This is a nice unit for the price. I chose not to include a navigation system since I have a portable one. Probably would include it next go-around. The screen is clear, un- cluttered and easy to navigate. Install required some mods to the dash, which were minimal, this was mentioned on the site. It was just removing some plastic tab like things from the dash, which I did with a dremel..It looks good. The instructions specific for my truck were just that. Crutchfield did there homework! They made the install smooth. I purchased the plastic panel removal tool as well. Need this to keep from breaking the snap-tabs on the panels and it worked great. I got it installed and took it on a long road trip, I am pleased.

    NICE DVD RECEIVER

    Written By TONY H, RICHMOND,VA on Friday, August 03, 2012

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    JUST BOUGHT AND INSTALLED THIS UNIT. EASY INSTALL AND FIT PERFECT. DVD'S SHOW CRYSTAL CLEAR, TOUCHSCREEN AND SETTING ARE ALL EASY TO USE. RECOMMMEND THIS UNIT. PRICED RIGHT.

    Pros: EASY TO USE, LOOKS GOOD

    Cons: NONE

    Great deck for the price

    Written By ZX10R203, Central Valley, CA on Friday, July 27, 2012

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    Just installed this DD deck in my 2002 Ford Ranger. Major improvement to sound quality even with the OEM speakers. The blue tooth is a plus. I can easily answer the phone. Phone sound quality on my end is great but other side quality leaves a lot of room for improvement. If you talk too loud the mic will cut out on the receiving end. The ipod/iphone interface works well. A little slow to respond. Trying to skip a few songs ahead take a little while as it has too load each song info before you are allowed to skip to the next song. Otherwise it works great. The deck will not read and or display any Iphone/Ipod photos due to privacy agreements with Apple. The USB interface work great also. If you have multiple folders in one USB stick you can randomize within one fold are all. Also the USB and ipod plug is located on the front of the deck. So I have a wire hanging from my stereo at all times. Makes it very obvious to thieves that you have something plugged in. Huge down for me. My other deck in my other vehicle has a dedicated USB and ipod/iphone video jack in the rear so the cable can be hidden in the dash or console with the ipod/iphone tucked away out of sight.

    Pros: Quality Sound Easy of use User Interface Controls Bluetooth and...

    Cons: Delay in skipping songs on iphone/ipod - each song info must load before it can be skipped Will not display photos from ipohne/ipod USB and ipod/iphone jack located on front panel - so a cable is there hanging at all times.

    Kenwood ddx419 in'07 Tacoma

    Written By C Robertson, Jasper, al on Sunday, July 22, 2012

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