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Dual XDVD8182

DVD receiver

Item # 070VD8182

Dual's XDVD8182 in-dash DVD player features a beautiful 7" full-color LCD, touchscreen controls, and a host of...

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Dual's XDVD8182 in-dash DVD player features a beautiful 7" full-color LCD, touchscreen controls, and a host of...

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Item # 070VD8182

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About the Dual XDVD8182

Dominic DeVito
Dual's XDVD8182 in-dash DVD player features a beautiful 7" full-color LCD, touchscreen controls, and a host of connections that allow you to turn your car into a complete entertainment center. Not only can you play DVD movies while you're parked, but you can view system info on the secondary display while the LCD screen is retracted. Play your favorite MP3 or WMA files from recordable CDs and see all the info on display.

Dual's XDVD8182 in-dash DVD player features a beautiful 7" full-color LCD, touchscreen controls, and a host of connections that allow you to turn your car into a complete entertainment center. Not only can you play DVD movies while you're parked, but you can view system info on the secondary display while the LCD screen is retracted. Play your favorite MP3 or WMA files from recordable CDs and see all the info on display.

Dual's exclusive "A/V iPlug™" connector includes an RCA audio/video input, an auxiliary input for a portable music player, and an input for Dual's included 2-meter iPod® adapter cable — all the inputs you need to turn the XDVD8182 into a multimedia center. Install the A/V iPlug in a convenient spot so you can plug in outboard devices without having wires dangling from your dash.

The touchscreen controls can manipulate all iPod functions — you can control and command many models of iPod (see "Details" for more info). The 7" screen shows you everything you need to know, from artist and song to playlists. With a few touches on the screen, you can bring up videos from your video iPod or check out photos you have stored there.

Looking for a surround sound experience in your car? The XDVD8182 offers built-in Dolby® Digital and ProLogic II® decoding, along with preamp outputs for all 6 channels. Just hook up four speakers plus a powered subwoofer and powered center-channel speaker, and immerse yourself in digital surround sound. A premium digital-to-analog converter ensures accurate sound processing, while the included wireless remote allows you to manage all the action.

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


Product highlights:

  • in-dash DVD player with built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels, CEA-2006)
  • plays DVD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD, and CD-R/RW, plus MP3 and WMA files on CD
  • motorized, retractable 7" LCD video monitor with touchscreen controls
  • secondary display
  • ten selectable preset EQ curves with user-adjustable preset
  • one set of audio/video inputs
  • A/V iPlug connector with iPod input, auxiliary input and additional audio/video inputs
  • 7" screen displays video and photos from your video iPod
  • iPod controls through touchscreen interface
  • rear-view camera input
  • two composite video outputs
  • Dolby Digital and Dolby ProLogic II decoding
  • 24-bit D/A converter
  • front, rear, subwoofer, and center-channel preamp outputs
  • 36 FM/12 AM presets
  • loudness
  • wireless remote
  • DVD frequency response: 10-20,000 Hz
  • DVD/CD signal-to-noise ratio: 95 dB
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # XDVD8182

What's in the box:

  • AM/FM/DVD/CD receiver with a 7" LCD screen
  • Sleeve
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness (has an in-line 10-amp fuse on the constant power lead)
  • 8.25' Parking brake detection wire (has male bullet connector on one end)
  • iPlug Interface with attached 6.75' cable (has stereo RCA audio jacks/composite video/3.5mm stereo minijack/8-pin DIN connector on the interface and stereo RCA audio jacks/composite video/8-pin DIN connector on the other end)
  • 2 Self-tapping screws
  • 2 Flat washers
  • 4.25' iPod cable (with iPod dock connector on one end and 8-pin DIN connector on the other end)
  • 43" Audio adapter cord (has 3.5mm stereo miniplugs on both ends)
  • 44" Audio adapter cord (has 3.5mm stereo miniplug on one end and stereo RCA plugs on the other end)
  • Wireless remote control (XDVD8182)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
  • Screen cleaning cloth
  • Metal support strap
  • Hex bolt
  • 2 Self-tapping screws
  • Rubber bumper
  • 6 Sleeve screws
  • Self-adhesive logo badge
  • Installation/Owner's Manual
  • Technical difficulties sheet

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Features & specs

AUX Input A/V
Audio/video Input 1
USB Input No
USB Port Power ---
Backup Camera Input No
Second Camera Input No
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control No
Alexa Voice Control
Android Control No
Memory Card Slot No
Bluetooth Compatible No
Satellite Radio Ready No
HD Radio No
Navigation No
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
iPhone ---
RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17 watts
RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
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
Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
Navigation App Compatible (Android)
Preamp Voltage 2 volts
Screen Size 7
Screen Type Basic (Resistive)
Display Color
Key Button Color Blue
EQ Bands None
Wireless Remote Yes
Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
FM Sensitivity 8.5 dBf
European Tuning Yes
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System No
File Playback
Music File Playback
High-res Playback

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General Features
DVD/Video CD Features
External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs Notes

General Features

Motorized 7" TFT LCD Monitor: The XDVD8182 features a motorized 7" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touchscreen display with an adjustable viewing angle. The resolution of the display is 480 x 234 for a total of 336,960 pixels. The screen has a 120° horizontal viewing angle (60° left or right), and a 90° vertical viewing angle (30° up and 60° down). In addition to the 7" video monitor, the unit has a small secondary LCD for system information while the monitor is closed.

Display Angle Adjustment: You can adjust the display's angle for better visibility. The display tilts forward to 40° and backward to 120°, allowing you to choose one of 12 tilt positions. You can set up to 6 display angles in preset memory.

Brightness Adjustment: You can adjust the display brightness from -10 to +10.

Audio/Video iPlug: This unit features the audio/video iPlug, a 6.75' interface cable that allows you to listen to any portable music, video, or multimedia player equipped with a 3.5mm headphone jack or audio/video RCA output. You can connect an iPod to the iPlug using the supplied adapter cable. Note: The special iPod cable can be connected to the head unit through the iPlug or through a dedicated iPod jack on the rear panel.

Electronic Skip Protection: This unit is equipped with a high-speed flash memory buffer for skip resistant playback. This ESP offers skip protection for DVD, CD, MP3, and WMA discs.

Audio Controls: The Audio Menu allows you to adjust the following:

  • Preset EQ: Select from the following EQ Presets:
    • Flat: Bass 0, Treble 0
    • Jazz: Bass +6, Treble +4
    • Pop: Bass +4, Treble +6
    • Classic: Bass +4, Treble +4
    • Rock: Bass +6, Treble +6
    • News: Bass -2, Treble -2
    • Urban: Bass +4, Treble +5
    • Rave: Bass +5, Treble +6
    • Movie: Bass +3, Treble -2
    • Techno: Bass +5, Treble +3
    • User: set by user
  • Bass, Treble, Subwoofer: individual controls between -7 and +7
  • Fade, Balance: individual controls between -9 and +9
  • Loudness: On, Off

MP3/WMA Playback: The XDVD8182 can play MP3/WMA files that have been recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The files must be recorded in ISO 9660 Level 1 or 2, Yellow Book Mode 1 or Mode 2 Form 1, or Joliet formats. Compatible bit rates are 40 to 320 kbps for MP3, and 40-192 kbps for WMA. Recorded discs can have up to 1500 files and 8 folder levels.

Rear View Camera Input: The head unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image when a rear camera is installed on your vehicle. When the shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera.

DVD/Video CD Features

Video Lockout: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to display video, the supplied yellow/blue wire must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged.

Multi-Angle Display: This function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a number of different angles. 

Note: This function is limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.

Preamp Outputs: The XDVD8182 has 6 channels of preamp outputs: front L/R, rear L/R, center, and subwoofer. If you want 6-channel theater-style sound, you can hook up the appropriate external amplifiers and speakers to the front, rear, center, and subwoofer preamp outputs. When the unit is in 6-channel mode, you can independently adjust the level of each speaker.

Surround Mode: You can choose between full 6-channel output or a downmixed 2-channel mode. Surround mode options include Pro Logic, PL II Matrix, PL II Movie, and PL II Music.

Surround Setup: You can input the size and presence of each speaker in your sound system by entering "Large" or "Small" for Front left/right, and "Large," "Small," or "None" for Rear left/right and Center. For the Subwoofer, you can enter "Present" or "None." You can select "Large" for speakers that give a full-range output. When "Small" is selected, it will activate a high-pass filter whose crossover is dependent upon the subwoofer's low-pass filter setting:

  • Low Pass @ 80 Hz: High Pass= 90 Hz
  • Low Pass @ 120 Hz: High Pass= 135 Hz
  • Low Pass @ 160 Hz: High Pass= 180 Hz

Dynamic Range Control: This function reduces a Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range so you can hear quieter dialog without being overwhelmed by loud sections. You can choose a setting of On or Off.

Pink Noise Generator: The built-in pink noise generator helps you set the relative speaker levels for multi-channel playback. You can play pink noise through the left front, center, right front, left surround, right surround, and subwoofer outputs.

Center/Rear Delay: You can adjust the time difference between the center and the front speakers to create a time delay between 1 and 5 milliseconds to produce a more accurate audio effect. You can also adjust the time difference between the rear and front speakers between 3 and 15 milliseconds.

Fast Forward/Fast Reverse: When playing a DVD, there are four fast-play speeds in both directions (2x, 4x, 8x, and 20x).

Repeat Play: When playing a DVD, you can repeat the current chapter or title. When playing a Video CD, you can repeat the current track. For MP3/WMA, you can repeat the current file or folder. A-B Repeat allows you to repeat any portion of a DVD.

External Device Controls

iPod Compatibility: Most iPods from 3rd generation to 5th generation, equipped with the proprietary dock connector, can be connected to and controlled by the head unit (see list below for firmware versions, the iPod Shuffle is not compatible because it has no dock connector). When the iPod is connected, it can be controlled via the touch-screen and rotary dial. The screen displays all information including playlists, artists, albums, and songs. You can also view pictures and videos from 5th Generation iPods. In addition, your iPod will charge while connected and the system is turned on. The following specific iPods are compatible with this unit.

  • 3rd Generation iPod: version 2.3
  • 4th Generation iPod: version 3.11
  • 5th Generation iPod: version 1.1.2
  • iPod Photo: version 1.2.1
  • iPod Mini: version 1.4.1
  • iPod Nano: version 1.2.0

Note: The iPod photo/video display of the unit will not operate while the vehicle is moving. The parking brake will need to be engaged just like when watching a DVD. At this time the iPod classic, 3rd generation nano, iPod touch, and iPhone are not supported.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

6-Channel Audio Preamp Outputs: This unit has six audio preamp outputs: front left and right, rear left and right, center, and subwoofer.

iPod Input: The iPod input has an 8-pin DIN connector on a 7" pigtail. This input is used with the supplied iPod cable for both audio and control commands.

Aux Input: The Aux input consists of left and right RCA audio jacks and an RCA composite video jack, allowing you to connect external A/V equipment to this head unit.

Video Out 1 & 2: These RCA composite video jacks allow you add external monitors.

Camera Input: This RCA composite video jack allows you connect an optional rear view camera.

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