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Kenwood DDX470

DVD receiver (Factory Refurbished)

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Our take on the Kenwood DDX470

by Dave Delamere

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.

Well-equipped for your digital lifestyle

Kenwood's DDX470 raises the bar for in-dash DVD receivers, offering compatibility with many iPhone® apps, comprehensive iPod® controls, and built-in Bluetooth®. Its bright 6.1" touchscreen and simple menu interface make it easy to use, so you can spend your time enjoying its many features and less time reading the manual.

Easy Bluetooth pairing with your iPhone

The DDX470 features Apple Auto Pairing — when you connect your iPhone to the receiver's USB port, the DDX470 automatically recognizes the phone and sends a pairing request to it. You simply press a button on the DDX470's touchscreen and your iPhone is paired. You can pair any other mobile device to this Kenwood through the Bluetooth connection, and enjoy hands-free phone calls and audio streaming of your music.

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App control

The DDX470 offers fingertip control over your Pandora® Internet radio stations when your smartphone's connected, while  Kenwood's iPhone App Mode lets you stream video content from sources like Netflix and YouTube when your car's parked. Another big plus — if you've got Garmin's impressive Street Pilot app loaded, you can display maps and directions on the receiver's screen, so you can stay on course during your travels.

Play your music and videos

When your iPod's connected, you can view album art and browse through your playlists with a few swipes of your finger. Of course, the DDX470 plays all your CDs, DVDs, and recordable discs, plus you can plug a thumb drive loaded with hours of music into the receiver's USB input. This Kenwood also gives you a rear input for your A/V sources. And if you think that radio has "jumped the shark," add a SiriusXM tuner to this Kenwood and find out how entertaining satellite radio can be.

You can watch your favorite DVDs or iPod video on the built-in screen whenever you're parked. But if you're traveling, you can entertain your back seat passengers while you drive — just set them up with an external screen and wireless headphones and they can watch video content while you drive.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) 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 with 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.

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, Android, and Blackberry
    • 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 (see Hands-on Research for full capabilities)
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with 8 preset tone curves
    • 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: rear USB input, dual rear A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: A/V output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 90 Days
    Labor Warranty 90 Days
    Expandability
    AUX Input 3.5mm AV (rear)
    USB Input Rear
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Included
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    Mini ---
    iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

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    • Refurbished Double-DIN DVD receiver with built-in 6.1" monitor (10A fuse installed in chassis)
    • Sleeve (attached)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • 6.5' Parking brake wire (light green)
    • KS-UBT1 USB Bluetooth adapter (pre-installed)
    • Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
    • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
    • Instruction Manual (English)
    • Instruction Manual (Spanish)
    • Instruction Manual (French)
    • Warranty card

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Touchscreen Display
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    iPod/iPhone Integration
    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control
    Warranty Note

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DDX470 features a fixed 6.1" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.

    • Aspect Ratio: You can change the aspect ratio for video playback. You can select from Full (16:9), Just (4:3 LB), or Normal (4:3), or Auto (automatically selects to match incoming video signal)
    • Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your viewing needs during video playback.
    • Custom Background Images: You can download a still image (800 x 600) for use as the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
    • Customized Top Menu: You can select and arrange which sources and icons display on the unit's Top Menu screen for easier, quicker access.

    Multi-Language Display: For your convenience, this unit is equipped with a multiple language display. You can select the language which is best suited to your first language - English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese (simplified/traditional), Thai, Turkish, Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, or Greece. For connected external monitors; only English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, and Portuguese are available.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (attached to rear-chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view video unless your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you attempt to view video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply display a blue screen and "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source information, metadata, and album artwork.

    Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary-dial along the left edge of the screen. You can adjust the head unit's button illumination from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink, White or Scan (Scans through all preset colors). You can also select a custom "User" color that is adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue (values range: 0-31). The Eject and Kenwood logo remain red, regardless of variable color illumination setting.

    Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display and button illumination automatically when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white Illumination wire of this player's harness. You can also manually dim the unit's display and button illumination.

    Security Indicator: The Security Indicator feature helps to protect the Kenwood DDX470 against theft. Turning this function "On" allows the security indicator light (red) on the front-panel of the head unit to flash when your vehicle's ignition is off.

    2-DIN Chassis: The DDX470 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as Double DIN or size DD), 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.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    USB Bluetooth Adapter: The Kenwood DDX470 comes supplied with a USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) which is pre-installed into the head unit's rear-panel USB input (labeled Bluetooth only), making the DDX470 Bluetooth 2.1+EDR certified. The USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) must remain plugged into the rear-panel USB port. The DDX470 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless audio streaming.

    Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood DDX470 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (2.1+EDR) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. 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 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kenwood DDX470. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood DDX470 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Kenwood head unit (only one paired phone can be used at a time).

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The touchscreen controls of the DDX470 can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (All or Front only). During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's touchscreen, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately in 5 seconds.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the DDX470, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the DDX470. Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long. You can search the phone book in alphabetical order.
      • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.
    Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out using any option without engaging the parking brake.

    External Microphone: The Kenwood DDX470 includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level and noise cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.505" (depth).

    Note: This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel microphone.

    SMS: If your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone is compatible with SMS (Short Message Service), the Kenwood head unit will notify you when a message has been received. You must then use your phone to check the message. You cannot read, edit, or send a message through this unit.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Kenwood DDX470 also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The DDX470 will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The DDX470 also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Digital Assistant Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S/5 via Bluetooth (not USB), the Kenwood DDX470 has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's "VOICE/TEL" button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the DDX470 and its microphone. The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood DDX470; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone 4S/5. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The Kenwood DDX470 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, DTS-CD, and VCD discs. The unit supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2 video & JPEG files recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.

    USB Port: The Kenwood DDX470 features a rear-panel Full-Speed 2.0 USB type-A port (attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 38" cable) for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV audio files; as well as JPEG still-picture files stored on a compatible USB memory device. The DDX470 also supports video playback of MPEG1/MPEG2 video files from a connected portable USB MSC device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    File Compatibility: The Kenwood DDX470 supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, Long File Name FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 32-48kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
    Video MPEG-1: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    Photo JPEG: 32x32 to 8192x7680 pixels
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 250 folders/5,000 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, and WAV-tags

    Dolby Digital/DTS: The DDX470 supports playback of Dolby Digital and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital sources to 2-channel.

    Folder/Track List: The Folder/Track List allows you to search folders and audio/video/picture files stored on a disc.

    Playback Screen: During DVD playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has 4 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing the top center of the screen activates the DVD disc menu control buttons, while pressing the bottom center activates the source control screen.

    Zoom: The DDX470 features a 3 level zoom when playing back video and still images.

    Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to restrict DVD playback according to a predetermined level. You can select a parental control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.

    Auto Reload: The DVD player will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.

    Firmware Updates (via USB): The unit's operating system is updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood's support site. Firmware downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices and emerging technologies. Firmware/software updates can be downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive from your computer and then inserted into the head unit's USB port and uploaded. The tested unit contained firmware version G11.03.00. Go to Kenwood's Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Kenwood DDX470 supports audio/video playback from select Apple iPods and iPhones.

    • Audio/Video Playback: The Kenwood DDX470's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and rear-panel 3.5mm A/V AUX input allow you to connect select Apple iPod/iPhones using the Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod cable (113IP202, sold separately). The unit's USB port handles the control, metadata display, and charging of your iPod/iPhone. You can navigate through your music and video files using the head unit's touchscreen controls and view song and movie info on its display, while your iPod/iPhone charges. The 3.5mm AV input handles audio and video transfer from your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood DDX470. By using the Auxiliary input, the music travels to the receiver as an analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files you've stored on your iPod/iPhone. The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "iPod" in order to playback audio/video from your connected iPod/iPhone. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
    • Audio Only Playback: If you only want to playback audio from your iPod or iPhone, you can simply connect it to the DDX470's USB port using either the USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPod/iPhone or Kenwood's iPod Direct Connect Cable (113KCIP102, sold separately). This 1-wire USB connection bypasses the iPod/iPhone's DAC and sound quality is maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 99dB. The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "AV-IN2" in order to use the 1-wire USB connection. You will not be able to play Digital-Rights-Protected files.
    Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. These Apple devices only support audio playback (no video output).

    iPod Control: You can choose to control your connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit, from the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen, or from select apps streamed to your iPhone.

    • Head Unit Control Mode: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate your iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer, Song, Podcast, or Audiobook. Your iPod's video library can be searched by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, Rented Movie, or iTunesU. You can then search each of these categories using the head unit's touchscreen slider function. The head unit also supports Repeat (track) & Random (album) playback functions of your connected iPod/iPhone.
    • iPod/App Control Mode: The iPod/App control mode allows you to control stored audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your passenger seat. The iPod/App mode also lets you listen to your favorite music apps, such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Last.fm, Rhapsody, & Slacker streamed to your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Kenwood head unit and your vehicle's speakers. You can even watch video on the Kenwood DVD receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+), via the Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod cable (sold separately). The App Mode's video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and the hand-brake is fully engaged. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the app. Available controls may include - Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next.
    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    iPod/iPhone Display: The Kenwood DDX470 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod or iPhone from the Kenwood multimedia head unit. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. The unit will also display Album Art. If you choose to operate your connected iPod/iPhone in iPod/App Control Mode, the DDX470 will not display your iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit will instead display 'iPhone App and iPod Control Mode + Parking Off').

    iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A 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.

    Garmin App: In addition, the optional KCA-IP202 iPod cable allows you to view navigation maps and get audible/visual directions on the DDX470's touchscreen, when the Garmin StreetPilot Onboard USA app ($49.99), and the Vehicle Display Integration in-app option ($49.99) are both downloaded to your connected iPhone (4/4S) or iPad (1/2/3); running iOS 5.1 or later. The Garmin StreetPilot Onboard USA app contains NAVTEQ map data for the United States (lower 49 states); with over a million POIs, turn-by turn directions, lane assist with junction view, traffic updates, and speed limit alerts. Because the map data is downloaded onto your iPhone and does not live on the network, wireless coverage is not required to navigate. Once you have selected your destination on your connected iPhone, your map route will be visible on the DDX470's touchscreen (even with parking brake disengaged) and turn-by-turn directions can be heard through your car stereo speakers. You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to control the Garmin StreetPilot USA app. The screen of your iPhone and the screen of the Kenwood DDX470 may not be identical.

    Note: A Garmin StreetPilot Onboard app with North American maps (US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USVI, and more) is also available for $59.99.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DDX470 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/6/2013):

    iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Specific Apps Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Pandora App Garmin App Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y
    4 6.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 6.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5* 6.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y N Y
    4th 6.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y N Y
    5th* 6.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y N N N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y
    7th* 1.02 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y N N N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 6.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 6.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    4* 6.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N
    mini* 6.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N
    Note:

    • *If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. These Apple devices only support audio playback (no video output).
    • 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.

    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Kenwood DDX470 features a built-in AM/FM tuner. The unit's tuner features RDS (Radio Data System). RDS is a service used by some radio stations to transmit data outside of normal radio broadcast signals. When an RDS station is received, you can immediately find out what kind of data is being transmitted by looking at the program service name which appears in the display after the frequency. RDS features an emergency transmission function which interrupts regular programming to broadcast an emergency announcement (such as a tornado or severe storm). There is also a switchable Traffic Information function, which will automatically tune a traffic bulletin when it is broadcast, even when you're not listening to the radio.

    • Seek Modes: You can choose one of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.
    • Presets: Not only does the multimedia receiver's tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling. You can store up to 18 FM stations and 6 AM stations as presets.
    • Mono Mode: This feature reduces the noise (static) when a stereo broadcast is received as monaural (for FM band only).

    Pandora Internet Radio: Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The Kenwood DDX470 DVD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or Blackberry device. Your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account.

    • Connection Type: The Kenwood DDX470 provides Pandora App access via a USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-enabled Android/Blackberry smartphone.
      • Pandora App for iPhone: The Kenwood DDX470 provides complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone, via the head unit's rear-panel USB port. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora App from Apple's iTunes App Store.
      • Pandora App for Android/Blackberry: The Kenwood DDX470 lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android or Blackberry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). To access Pandora from the Kenwood head unit, your Bluetooth-enabled Android or Blackberry smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Google Play App Store or BlackBerry App World. Your Android or Blackberry smartphone must support A2DP, AVRCP, and SPP Bluetooth profiles.
    • Station Control: The Kenwood DDX470 will provide control over the Pandora music service streamed to your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-enabled Android/Blackberry smartphone.
      • Station/Genre List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also select from Pandora's Genre Stations.
      • Create New Station: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing on Pandora.
      • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
      • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
      • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    • Information Display: The Kenwood DDX470 will display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on your iPhone or Android/Blackberry smartphone.
    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android/Blackberry smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Kenwood DDX470 comes ready for SiriusXM programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit SiriusXM.com for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Up to 24 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 30 minutes of live content
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DDX470 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DDX470 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the DDX470 are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels

    6ch/4V Preamp Outputs: The DDX470 features front, rear and subwoofer 4.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs are fixed to the rear chassis of the head unit.

    Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The DDX470 features an independent High-Pass Crossover for the front & rear channels when your front & rear speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You can adjust the high-pass crossover from 'Through' (off), 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180, or 220 Hz. The "Through" selection is a full-range setting. This feature is very helpful when you have smaller-type speakers in the front and larger-type speakers installed in the rear of the vehicle.

    Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood DDX470 offers the following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output activated.

    • Low Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the output is set to Subwoofer. You can select from 50, 60, 80, Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, or 'Through' (off).
    • Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
    • Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level (-50 to +10) from the DVD receiver.

    Speaker Type Setting: This feature tailors the DDX470 according to the type of front speakers in your vehicle. You may select Standard (for speakers with a general diameter), Narrow (for speakers with a small diameter), Middle (for speakers with a medium diameter), or Wide (for speakers with a large diameter).

    Preset EQ: Eight EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble (12.5kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Flat, and User.

    EQ Pro: The DDX470 features independent Bass, Treble, and Midrange control when the Preset EQ is in User mode. EQ Pro allows you to adjust the following settings for the Bass, Treble and Mid frequency levels.

    EQ Pro
    Center Frequency Q-Factor Bass Extension Level
    Bass 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, or 150 Hz 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, or 2.00 On/Off -8 to +8
    Midrange 0.5k, 1.0k, 1.5k, or 2.0k Hz 1.00 or 2.00 N/A
    Treble 10.0k, 12.5k, 15.0k, or 17.5k Hz N/A N/A
    Note: You can store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, AV, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, and Pandora).

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

    Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range from -8 to +6.

    Dynamic Range: The dynamic range can be adjusted by selecting either Normal, Wide or Dialog. Dialog makes the total sound volume become larger as compared with Wide and Normal, allowing you to listen to the movie's dialogue more clearly. This is effective only on Dolby Digital software.

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

    AV Connection

    Dual A/V Inputs: The Kenwood DDX470 DVD receiver is fitted with two audio/video inputs. The unit features a rear-panel 3.5mm audio/video input for connecting an external game console or portable MP3 player. This input also serves as the A/V input for your USB-connected iPod (using proprietary Kenwood cable). The head unit also features a composite video/stereo audio RCA input on the rear-panel for connecting an external A/V source, such as a Blu-ray player or mobile ATSC tuner.

    Camera Input: The unit features a composite video input for connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CMOS-220 (113CMOS220, sold separately). The video from this connection can be set to display when switched to this input, or display the rear view camera video automatically when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. The purple/white wire (attached to the rear chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.5 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    A/V Output: The unit features a composite video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor and headphone system in the rear of your vehicle. You can select between a 16:9, 4:3 LB, or 4:3 PS Aspect Ratio for the unit's video output to match your connected monitor. The audio/video source which you can output to a separate monitor and headphone system depends on the current source that is being played back on the Kenwood DVD receiver.

    DVD Receiver Source A/V Output Source
    DVD DVD, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off
    Tuner/SiriusXM (optional tuner required) DVD, USB, iPod, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off
    USB USB, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off
    iPod iPod, AV-IN1, or Off
    Pandora AV-IN1, or Off
    Bluetooth Audio DVD, USB, iPod, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off
    AV-IN1/AV-IN2 DVD, USB, iPod, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off

    Note: The volume of the A/V output will be controlled by your rear entertainment system.

    Remote Control

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Optional Remote Control: The optional Kenwood KNA-RCDV331 IR wireless remote control (113RCDV331, sold separately) unit is designed to operate this Kenwood multimedia head unit. The wireless remote controller operates off of two supplied "AAA" batteries. The remote operates off of IR transmission so the KNA-RCDV331 must be pointed at the front-panel of the Kenwood head unit within direct line of sight.

    Warranty Note

    Warranty Note: This refurbished Kenwood product carries a 90-day warranty when purchased from Crutchfield. Kenwood offers Crutchfield customers an extra 60 days extended warranty beyond the 30-day Kenwood Limited Warranty for Refurbished Product that comes in the box.

     
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written By Billy, Danbury nc on Friday, August 15, 2014
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    Bought this for my wife for the Bluetooth and she loves it now I might be getting one for my truck
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    4 out of 5

    Great unit

    Written By JustinR, Maine on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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    I purchased this unit refurbished. I typically purchase refurbished electronics and have great luck with them. The face of this unit did have more wear then other refurnished units that I've purchased (small scratches and blemishes), but for the price I can't complain. Installation was easy and the setup menu is very intuitive with the touchscreen. I really like how much you can customize this unit by adjusting the button colors and changing the background image. One complaint that I have is that reading music from the USB input is extremely slow. It takes a good minute to first load all of the music folders. Once loaded it is pretty quick, but every time you turn the car off and back on you have to wait for the unit to read the usb contents.
    Pros:
    ease of use, many different music sources, sound quality.
    Cons:
    slow usb read, slow initial bluetooth connection
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    3 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written By Anonymous, Cypress, texas on Monday, April 14, 2014
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    Overall a solid unit "for the price". Has many features that you find in more expensive models. These features are included in this unit but at price. The overall performance of this device is lacking greatly. Boot up time, disc read, mp3 load time and Bluetooth are all slower than most models and can be very annoying especially the Pandora and Bluetooth sync. Biggest problem is that the sound level is terrible. There is a volume offset you can adjust and even with that all the way up sound levels are still about 50% less than my stock Bose system. It also lacks a convenient dimmer for the screen, sd card reader and does not read mp4 files. I will be returning this for another more up to date model.
    Pros:
    Good amount of features for the price. Volume knob.
    Cons:
    Slow sync with Bluetooth, Pandora, etc. No sd reader. Poor volume performance. No convenient screen dimmer. Lots of features but they all just kinda work okay. Better off buying more expensive model or sacrifice ing some features for better performance of less features.
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    5 out of 5

    Great

    Written By Twan, Winter Garden, FL on Friday, March 21, 2014
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    Love it
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    4 out of 5

    kenwood ddx470

    Written By kris, Three rivers,mi on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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    Good sound, nice set up
    Pros:
    Easy to use, bluetooth works great
    Cons:
    Volume only goes up to 35
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    2 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX470 won't play iPod source

    Written By John W, Aurora, CO on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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    Overall, I like the receiver unit, it is simple to operate and the interface but can be somewhat non-intuitive to customize and change settings. The biggest problem I have experienced is that this unit, when an iPhone/ITouch is connected via the iPod cable, will display the song title on the screen and "appear" to be playing the song, but no sound actually comes through the unit. Have tried multiple iPhones and iPods. The Bluetooth works well, however the connection to bluetooth devices is extraordinarily slow (+30 seconds)
    Pros:
    Decent sound quality without amp, touch screen, fairly easy to operate, customizable interface.
    Cons:
    Won't play iPhone's/iPod's via iPhone cable, Connecting a previously paired bluetooth device is extraordinarily slow (+30 seconds).
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    5 out of 5

    Fabulous buy

    Written By TJohn, Texas on Sunday, March 02, 2014
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    I haven't discovered any negatives
    Pros:
    Price, value,
    Cons:
    Idk
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    5 out of 5

    pretty good

    Written By Joe J, Belhaven NC on Saturday, February 22, 2014
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    Great radio. All the qualities you could expect from Kenwood. The only drawback is the bluetooth. When you play music it only playes thru your front speakers.
    Pros:
    Great sound and quality of product
    Cons:
    Front speaker only when media is played thru bluetooth.
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    4 out of 5

    Perfect

    Written By Jake, Shawnee, KS on Friday, February 21, 2014
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    Installed into 08 Toyota 4Runner Urban Runner. Took my time splicing a web of wires which paid off, because as soon as it was powered up it worked flawlessly. The web of wires was not from the Kenwood harness. The urban runner itself has many wires which I had to match up. Once again take your time and map them out.
    Pros:
    Additional aux. hookups and options Great sound quality
    Cons:
    Cannot make new stations in pandora mode by typing in.
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood rocks

    Written By Charles, Colby, Ks on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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    Touch screen is great to say the least user friendly, Bluetooth works amazing
    Pros:
    Great sound, easy to install minus all the add-ons that I had install for steering wheel controls, Siriusxm, and door chime. All of that took up ALOT of room.
    Cons:
    Still trying to figure a few things out the menu isn't setup very well have to push a lot of buttons to get where you want to go. However once everything is setup shouldn't need to do that anymore.
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    4 out of 5

    As Advertised

    Written By Bones Conway, San Antonio, TX on Thursday, February 13, 2014
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    Works as advertised
    Pros:
    Easy install and integration with existing steering controls. Bluetooth easy to set up and connect.
    Cons:
    Only 1 usb connection. I would like to leave my iPod connected at all times and also plug my iPhone in when I get in the truck. Another connection would be grand.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written By Jenkins, Rockledge Florida on Thursday, February 13, 2014
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    I love this head unit it dose everything I wanted and more.
    Pros:
    There are too many to list
    Cons:
    You have to have the adapter cord to see music for Pandora but you can still play it with the blue tooth
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    4 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written By Anonymous, Vermont on Sunday, February 09, 2014
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    Easy install
    Pros:
    Great support team.
    Cons:
    Unable to view my GPS on the unit.
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    5 out of 5

    Good product for the price

    Written By George L, Lake Worth, FL on Monday, February 03, 2014
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    Pretty good radio for the price great features
    Pros:
    Quality and a lot of features
    Cons:
    Show come with adapters to make it look like factory ready example: (usb and 3.5mm panel mount jack)
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    5 out of 5

    Great Unit

    Written By Anonymous, Washington on Monday, January 27, 2014
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    Great Unit. Easy to use. Easy to program.
    Pros:
    Easy to use/adjust settings. Looks great installed.
    Cons:
    Screen looks cluttered with menu items - can rearrange but not remove items on main screen. Hardware was not long enough to fasten brackets to the recessed hole in unit, but were standard/available sizes.
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    5 out of 5

    KENWOOD DDX470 in 2005 MUSTANG

    Written By tankertoad1, Wichia, KS on Monday, January 27, 2014
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    Replaced the malfunctioning head unit in my Mustang. I am very impressed the unit so far. It has all the features I was looking for at a very reasonable cost and it easy (and fun) to use. I would highly reccomend.
    Pros:
    Easy to use, touch controls are sensitive, graphics are large and easy to see even with glance while driving and the sound is great. The blue tooth works exceptionaly well. The adjustable lillumination works well with similar Ford My Color system.
    Cons:
    The supplied mounting brackets are a bit under designed and I had to fab the rear bracket but it did fit well after a some trial and error on the adjustments.
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    4 out of 5

    KENWOOD DDX470 05 MUSTANG

    Written By craig, Sharpsburg Ga on Sunday, January 26, 2014
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    Installed in daughters 05 Mustang. It replaces shaker 500 system. Really nice upgrade. Daughter loves it. Touch screen very responsive, huge difference in sound quality,Bluetooth works great, DVD quality very nice.Nothing difficult with this unit. I really recommend??this unit.
    Pros:
    This system works very well. Easy to install. Better than expected for the money. Trim kit fits pretty good. (Aftermarket)
    Cons:
    Cheesy,cheesy,cheesy Head unit mounting brackets. Does not screw to head unit very well. It is (aftermarket). Now she wants new speakers. :)
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood

    Written By Mousecat, Modesto, CA on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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    Great Unit, I like it so much, I bought a second one for another car!
    Pros:
    Everything you need at the rich of the screen.
    Cons:
    Haven't found one yet.
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    4 out of 5

    Seems to meet my needs

    Written By Andrew, Roseville, CA on Wednesday, January 22, 2014
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    I found it really bizarre how difficult it was to get the basic functionality that I wanted in a new head unit without spending over $1000. This unit was a good compromise, but didn't have all the requirements:

    - Bluetooth Hands-Free phone (yes) - Connect to a Non-Apple device for music (yes, but the bluetooth connection and control is slow) - 2 Video out for headrest monitors (Not really) - HD Radio (NO! Hello 2013!! Who listens to the regular radio) - Dual-Tuner for simultaneous video and radio use (yes. amazingly, not in every unit)

    All in all it works well and looks really good in our 2007 Honda Odyssey (Note: Odyssey can't have a flip down unit). The completeness of the installation kit even amazed me. It kept on giving. The A/V connections are odd. Who needs 2 inputs? I had to split the one RCA output to run to the headrest monitors which worried me about video and sound quality with the split of the splits, but it isn't bad. A good affordable choice to replace a basic OEM product and provide entertainment for the kids (headrest monitors not included). I purchased headrest monitors so the kids can watch the same DVD from the head unit or separate digital movies off a pen drive.

    I only give it 4 stars because I don't really have anything to compare it to. I have to assume there is better, but it worked for my needs above.
    Pros:
    - Installation kit. Solid. (and the kids loved playing with the packing peanuts) - Looks sharp and clean installed - Pretty simple installation, even for a novice - Value for the money
    Cons:
    - 2 A/V Inputs, 1 A/V output - just plain weird considering it has a DVD player.... - USB does not play movies, only music files - Instruction manual is a little lacking - Installation bracket support made me a bit nervous. I shoved some foam under the head unit to help hold it in place and displace the amount of force on the mounting screens, which had already started cracking the plastic before I was even finished the install.
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    5 out of 5

    good radio

    Written By jaime5019, miami on Thursday, January 16, 2014
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    good, nice radio easy of use thank you
    Pros:
    easy of use, good price
    Cons:
    need more conection
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    5 out of 5

    Great radiowith lots of features

    Written By Jason, Englishtown, NJ on Thursday, January 16, 2014
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    The main reason for the radio upgrade from my factory radio was that I wasn't happy with the way my factory radio sounded. This radio was big noticeable improvement. It also offered bluetooth capability which allows me to use my phone hands free. I also wanted to retain my steering wheel controls and rear seat entertainment system.This radio allowed me to do so by buying the PAC RP4-FD11 Factory Integration Adapter Buying everything from Crutchfield made the installation easy. They told me everything I needed and made sure everything will work with my vehicle.
    Pros:
    Sounds great, Bluetooth, Sirius, iPod control.
    Cons:
    The one thing I don't like is that whenever I go to lower the volume I usually hit one of the preset buttons and change my station.
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    4 out of 5

    2011 dodge ram 1500

    Written By Anonymous, Desoto, Mo on Monday, January 13, 2014
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    Has all the features I wanted for the lowest price. So far I am extremely happy with this head unit.
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    5 out of 5

    Kenwood DDX470

    Written By Anonymous, 7101 N. 16th Street McAllen Tx 78504 on Sunday, January 12, 2014
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    So far enjoy it. Love the blue tooth hands free and clear.
    Pros:
    Love the blue tooth
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    4 out of 5

    Good unit

    Written By Bill of Mt. Airy, Mt. Airy, Md on Friday, January 10, 2014
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    It's a good unit for the price, the sound quality in much better then the stock unit. Crutchfield makes the wiring easy, the mounting was a bit of a challange in my Tacoma 2013.
    Pros:
    Easy to setup and program.
    Cons:
    None so far
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