About the Farenheit TID-831NRB
Check out Ken Nail's video blog: The Big Screen comes to the dashboard.
Put a big screen in your single-DIN dash opening — Farenheit's TID-831NRB DVD receiver features a motorized 8.3" monitor that powers out at the touch of a button. You can enjoy DVDs up front while you're parked, on a screen that has a viewing area nearly 40% bigger than the 7" screens found on other receivers.
Tap the "open" button on the front, and the TID-831NRB's face motors out, rotates 90 degrees toward the driver, and then flips up. The front control knobs are now on the driver's side — one lets you adjust the volume, while the other lets you tilt the screen for the best viewing angle.
Play your digital music and movies
Load up an SD™ card — up to 16GB — with your MP3 music files or DivX movie files. You'll have plenty of tunes for your next road trip, and you can connect an optional rear monitor so your passengers can watch movies while you drive. You can also hook up your iPod with an optional cable (available soon), and use the massive touchscreen to browse your music library.
Built-in Bluetooth®, too
Talk hands free with your compatible phone — when a call comes in, simply tap the screen to answer. You can hear your caller over your speakers, and keep your eyes on the road. You can also stream music from a Bluetooth-enabled device.
Add Farenheit's optional digital TV tuner, and you'll become the master of the tailgate party as you pull in local TV stations. Three sets of preamp outputs let you add amps and subs — you can activate a low-pass filter on the subwoofer output that adjusts the bass going to your sub. Add GPS with an optional module, and enjoy fingertip access to maps on the TID-831NRB's big touchscreen.
Bluetooth note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.
From the review Farenheit TID-831NRB DVD receiver: the Big Screen comes to the dashboard
"We get to see some pretty cool gear come through the door at Crutchfield, but the Farenheit TID-831NRB really turned some heads. Most in-dash DVD receivers with retractable screens have a 7-inch screen, but Farenheit has broken through with a model that packs an 8.3-inch screen inside the chassis of the receiver... clever engineering and space management is the key."
Ken, Crutchfield Video Producer and A/V Writer
- DVD/CD receiver with external amp module (18 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
- 8.3" touchscreen with adjustable viewing angle
- fits single-DIN dash openings
- plays DVD or CD discs, and MP3s from SD cards
- plays DivX movie files from SD card
- built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
- inputs: USB input (class B to A adapter included), SD card slot, front A/V input, rear-view camera input
- outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, mono subwoofer), A/V output
- works with Farenheit iPod adapter, digital TV tuner, navigation module
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # TID-831NRBT
What's in the box:
- AM/FM/DVD Receiver with retractable monitor
- Standard sleeve
- 1" Extension sleeve
- Standard trim ring
- 1" Extension trim ring
- Power wiring harness
- Preamp and A/V harness
- 4 Channel amplifier
- 5' Amplifier wiring harness
- 58" Four channel RCA patch cord
- Wireless remote control
- CR 2025 Lithium battery
- 7" USB adapter (male USB mini B version 2.0 one one end and female USB type A on the other)
- 5" mini-jack to RCA adapter (3.5mm mini-jack on one end and RCA stereo and composite video on the other)
- Bluetooth microphone with 56" cord attached
- Security dummy plate
- 2 Radio removal tools
- Four M5x5mm Pan-head ISO-mount screws
- Four M4x5mm Pan-head ISO-mount screws
- Four M4x3mm Pan-head ISO-mount screws
- M5x20mm Stud bolt
- Metal back strap
- Owner's manual
- Trouble shooting information
- SD Card information
- Bluetooth information
- Navigation information
- Warranty information
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Features & specs
|AUX Input||F + R|
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Memory Card Slot||SD|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||18 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||---|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||N/A|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Blue and Red|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||No|
|Parts Warranty||90 Days|
|Labor Warranty||90 Days|
|Radio Data System||No|
|Music File Playback|
Motorized 8.3" Touch Panel: The Farenheit TID-831NRB has a motorized, retractable 8.3" TFT LCD wide screen display with touch panel controls and LED backlighting. The display provides a video monitor for watching DVDs (when parked). The screen has a resolution of 800 x 480 and 384,000 total pixels.
Display Angles: You can adjust the display to one of three angles for best visibility. After the viewing angle has been set, the unit will return the display to that angle each time it's opened.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent displaying video while the vehicle is in motion, the pink wire in the supplied harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.
Audio Settings: The Farenheit TID-831NRB offers the following audio adjustments:
- Preset EQ: Pop, Classic, Rock, Jazz, and User
- Bass and Treble: bass and treble are independently adjustable in the EQ User mode (+/- 9)
- X-Bass: on/off; emphasizes low frequencies
- Loudness: on/off; compensates for low volume by increasing low and high tones
5-Channel Preamp Output: The included external amplifier is connected to the TID-831NRB's front and rear preamp outputs using the included RCA patch cord, or a more powerful amp can be added if you prefer. There is also a single subwoofer preamp output; the subwoofer output level can be adjusted relative to the main volume. The subwoofer crossover point is adjustable; choose 80Hz, 120Hz, or 160Hz.
AM/FM Tuner: The Farenheit TID-831NRB is equipped with a built-in AM/FM tuner.
Tuner Features: The TID-831NRB offers seek, manual tuning, and 18 FM and 12 AM presets (6 in each band, FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2).
Disc Compatibility: The TID-831NRB can play back the following types of discs (including VCD, MP3, MP4, and DivX):
- CD: CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW
- DVD: DVD-Video, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Parental Lock: Like home DVD players, you can set password protected viewing restrictions. There are 8 levels of parental lock protected by a 4-digit password.
Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30° of horizontal. A second Euro-DIN mounting sleeve is included that extends the unit approximately 1" from the dash, reducing the required mounting depth. The mounting dimensions using the extension sleeve are:
- Mounting Depth: 5.837"
- Nose Depth: 2.776"
SD Card: The front panel slot will accept SD Cards up to 16 GB and play MP3, MP4, DivX, and Xvid files.
USB Port: The head unit features a front panel USB mini B port that allows you to connect and play a USB flash drive, up to 16 GB, loaded with MP3 and MP4 files. A USB type A adapter is included.
iPod Compatible: The optional Farenheit IC-2 iPod connector cable (item number 026IC2, sold separately) allows the TID-831NRB to connect to your iPod via a dedicated rear-panel input.
Front and Rear A/V Inputs: The Farenheit TID-831NRB is equipped with A/V input terminals on the front and rear of the unit to enable connection of external source components. The rear composite video/stereo RCA inputs are ideal for permanent installations, while the front A/V mini-jack (3.5mm) input will come in handy for quick connection of a portable audio/visual source. A mini-jack to RCA adapter is included.
Video Output: A single composite video output allows connection of a rear monitor.
Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional rear-view camera. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (orange wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle).
Navigation Ready: While compatible, the optional NaviBox required to convert the TID-831NRB into a navigation head unit is not currently available from Crutchfield.
Built-In Bluetooth: The TID-831NRB features built-in Bluetooth Technology. Bluetooth wireless technology enables voice and data to be sent via a short distance digital radio link (2.4GHz) up to approximately 33 feet. With Bluetooth built-in, you can wirelessly connect your Bluetooth capable mobile phone to listen to calls through your car's audio system. Bluetooth profile A2DP is also supported for music streaming.
Note: At this time no Bluetooth compatibility list is available for the TID-831NRB, but Farenheit advertizes that most Bluetooth V2.0 enabled phones are compatible.
Wireless Remote Control: In addition to the unit's touch-panel and hard-key controls, the TID-831NRB comes with an infrared (IR) wireless remote control for full function of the multimedia player. The remote is powered by a single CR2025 Lithium 3V battery (included).