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Genesis Technologies GT-2.0

DVD receiver for RVs

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  • Genesis Technologies GT-2.0

    Front panel of GT-2.0 DVD receiver

  • Genesis Technologies GT-2.0

    Back of GT-2.0 DVD receiver

  • Genesis Technologies GT-2.0

    Remote

 

Our take on the Genesis Technologies GT-2.0

by Dave Delamere

Designed for a smaller RV

Genesis Technologies' GT-2.0 DVD receiver offers many of the benefits of its big brother, the GT-3.0, but with power and speaker options better suited to a smaller RV. But that doesn't mean you'll lack for entertainment and communication options in your home on wheels.

Bluetooth® and plenty of media options

Built-in Bluetooth brings you the convenience of hands-free calling and audio streaming when you're on the road. The receiver will play your video DVDs and store-bought CDs, along with CDs and DVDs burned with MP3 files. You can connect your audio and video sources to the two audio inputs and rear audio/video input. The multi-function remote lets you control the receiver without having to leave the comfort of your chair.

Three zones of A/V output

The GT-2.0's amp boasts 7 channels that power three different zones, with a 2.1 stereo/subwoofer output for your main room, plus four channels to cover two other stereo zones. And you can send video to all three zones as well, so everybody can enjoy your programming.

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD player with AM/FM tuner
    • 7 amplifier channels with 50 watts total RMS power output
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • remote control
    Audio/visual features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, USB memory devices, and SD cards (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 3-zone output — 2.1 in zone A, stereo in zones B and C
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front-panel USB and SD card inputs, front-panel aux input input, two rear A/V inputs, rear auxiliary input, rear digital audio input
    • outputs: 3 composite video outputs; 3-zone speaker outputs (2.1 in zone A, stereo in zones B and C); 2-channel preamp outputs
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    • DVD/Receiver
    • Wireless remote control
    • CR2025 Battery
    • Speaker wiring harness
    • Power wiring harness
    • Owner's manual

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    Features

    Overview: The Genesis Technologies GT20 is an A/V receiver for your RV; it has a DVD/CD player and AM/FM tuner built in, three composite video outputs, multiple inputs for adding external components, and a digital amplifier to power up to seven speakers (2 each in zones A, B, and C, plus a subwoofer in zone A). The GT20 is powered with 12 volts DC and mounts in a standard Chassis Group B opening.

    Three Zone Output: The built-in amplifier (50 watts RMS total output) powers speakers in three different zones (locations). Each zone is individually selected (on/off) and all three can be used at the same time. The main zone (A) is 2-channel stereo plus a subwoofer and zones B and C are two channel stereo. The subwoofer output is amplified and designed to power the SW-BOX4 subwoofer (804SWBOX4, sold separately).

    Dimensions:

    • Chassis:
      • Width: 7.657"
      • Height: 7.538"
      • Depth: 5.05"
    • Faceplate:
      • Width: 9-1/8"
      • Height: 8-3/8"
      • Depth: 1-3/8"

    Radio: The GT20 has AM and FM tuners built in with 27 FM presets and 18 AM presets. The Auto Best Station Memory function will scan the AM or FM band and store strong stations until all the presets are full (if that many stations are available).

    CD/DVD Playback: The disc player is compatible with standard size (5"/12cm, not the smaller 3-1/2"/8cm) CD, CD-R, DVD (Region 1), DVD-R, and DVD+R discs, including MP3, MP4 (short video clips), and JPEG (photo) files.

    Inputs/Outputs: The GT20 has an audio video input (rear panel composite video and stereo RCAs), three analog audio inputs (one front panel 3.5mm mini-jack and two pair of rear panel stereo RCAs), and a digital audio input (has both optical and coaxial jacks, but only one or the other can be used) to easily add outboard components; satellite TV receiver, audio from TV, etc. There is also a line level output (stereo RCAs) to route audio to another component.

    Video Output: There are three composite video outputs, one for each zone.

    SD/USB Compatibility: The front panel SD card slot and USB port are compatible with memory devices up to 8 GB formatted as FAT 32 and will play MP3 (music), MP4 (video), and JPEG (photo) files. The USB port will charge an iPod, but iPod audio is not transferred via USB.

    Bluetooth: The GT20 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 2.0 Class II transceiver, allowing you to pair a Bluetooth enabled cell phone and make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver. There is a microphone on the front panel and you can hear the other party through the connected speakers. Bluetooth Technology is a short-range wireless radio connectivity technology developed for mobile phones and other electronic devices. Bluetooth operates in 2.4 GHz frequency range and transmits voice and data at speeds up to 1 megabit per second. The GT20 also supports Bluetooth Audio Streaming. Supported profiles include OPP, OBEX, SPP, A2DP, and AVRCP.

    Menu: The setup menu has several sections:

    • System:
      • TV System: NTSC, PAL, Auto
      • Auto Play: on, off
      • Video: interlaced, RGB, progressive, S-video
      • TV Type: 4:3 pan and scan, 4:3 letterbox, 16:9
      • Password: 4-digit code
      • Rating: parental rating allowed; Kid Safe, G, PG, PG13, PG-R, R, NC-17, Adult
      • Default: restore default settings
    • Language:
      • OSD: English, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese
      • Audio: English, Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Latin
      • Subtitle: English, Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Off
      • Menu: English, Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Latin
    • Audio:
      • Digital Audio: Off, RAW, PCM
      • Key: adjust the pitch
    • Video:
      • Brightness: 0 to 12
      • Contrast: 0 to 12
      • Hue: -6 to +6
      • Saturation: 0 to 12
      • Sharpness: 0 to 8

    EQ: In addition to Bass and Treble adjustment, there are three preset equalizer curves, Pop, Classical, and Rock.

    Clock/Sleep Timer: The GT20 has a built-in clock and sleep timer, allowing you to automatically turn the power off after a predetermined amount of time. The sleep timer can be set between 10 and 90 minutes in 10 minute increments.

    Side Input/Output:

    • Antenna: Motorola
    • A/V Input 1: Composite video and stereo audio RCA jacks
    • Video Output: 3 RCA jacks
    • Line Output: stereo RCA jacks
    • Audio Input 2: stereo RCA jacks
    • Audio Input 3: digital audio; both optical and coaxial; only one or the other can be used
    • Audio Input 4: stereo RCA jacks
    • Speaker Harness: 14-pin jack
    • Power Harness: 4-pin jack (only two used)

    Front Input/Output:

    • Service Terminal: USB mini B 2.0; JTAG port for firmware update by authorized technician only
    • Audio Input 1: 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
    • SD: Standard SD card slot
    • USB: Type-A port

    Specifications:

    • Maximum Current Consumption: 9 amps
    • Total Continuous Power Output: 50 watts
    • Load Impedance: 4Ω (4Ω-8Ω allowable)
    • THD: typical 0.02%; maximum 0.3%
    • Video Output Level: 1.0Vp-p +/-0.2V 75Ω
     
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    5 questions already asked Show all answers

    Can device Bluetooth be used to run a remote speaker in an RV in addition to other speakers in the vehicle? [ William  Jun 10, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: That unit does have a 7 channel amplifier, so as long as you can get speaker wire from it to your remote speakers, it will play through it. It does not have the ability to send out any signal wirelessly, though. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Staff  Jun 11, 2014 ]
    why doesn't my music on my SD card or my flash drive doesn't play? [ dan  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Staff  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    why doesn't my flash drive for mys_d card with music on it doesn't play? [ dan  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Staff  Jun 08, 2014 ]
    Why can't I get a color picture when playing a DVD? [ Danny  Apr 27, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Staff  Apr 27, 2014 ]
    Is the GT2 a plug and play replacement for the zx75 and is it set multi region? Also do you ship to Australia? [ Glynn  Dec 29, 2013 ]
    1 answer
    • You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. You can find information about international orders here: http://www.crutchfield.com/app/international/ [ Jeff Staff  Dec 30, 2013 ]

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