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Valor DTS-603W

DVD receiver

Item # 077DTS603W

The Valor DTS-603W DVD receiver offers everything you need to enjoy movies and music in your car, including all the...

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The Valor DTS-603W DVD receiver offers everything you need to enjoy movies and music in your car, including all the...

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Item # 077DTS603W

About the Valor DTS-603W

The Valor DTS-603W DVD receiver offers everything you need to enjoy movies and music in your car, including all the inputs and outputs necessary to build a multimedia system.

The Valor DTS-603W DVD receiver offers everything you need to enjoy movies and music in your car, including all the inputs and outputs necessary to build a multimedia system.

The 6.5" color touchscreen displays your movies and music menus, as well as images from an optional rear view camera. The DTS-603W also plays your MP3 and WMA files on both CD and DVD, while an included cable allows you to connect your iPod and control your music files from the touchscreen.

You'll find front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs for adding external amplifiers to put more power in your music. You can add a game console or other video source to the A/V input, or add monitors to the two video outputs to keep backseat passengers entertained.

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:

    General features:
    • in-dash DVD/CD receiver with 6.5" touchscreen and internal amp (20 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • fits double-sized dash openings
    • wireless remote control
    Audio/video features:
    • plays MP3/WMAs on CD or DVD
    • 24 bit DACs
    • included iPod adapter with video capability
    • inputs: one A/V input, rear camera input
    • outputs: two video outputs, 5-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:

    What's in the box:

    • AM/FM/DVD/CD 2-DIN receiver with a 6.5" LCD screen
    • Sleeve
    • 2 Trim rings
    • Wiring harness (with 10A mini ATM fuse in an in-line fuse holder)
    • 80" iPod control cable (with male 8-pin connector on one end and a standard iPod dock connector on the other end)
    • 6' XM satellite connecting cable (with male 8-pin connector on one end and a female 8-pin connector on the other end)
    • Wireless 40-key remote control
    • CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • Screen cleaning cloth
    • Rubber bushing
    • Metal rear support strap
    • Hex bolt
    • 6 Pan-head screws
    • 6 Counter-sunk head screws
    • 2 Removal keys
    • Owner's Manual
    • Wiring Diagram 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 Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
    Touch Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone Phone/Phone3G
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 20 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Screen Size 6.5
    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 ---
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback
    High-res Playback
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

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    DVD/CD Playback
    External Device Controls
    Inputs and Outputs


    2-DIN Chassis: The Valor DTS-603W has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. Unlike many in-dash monitors, there is no hideaway box; all the inputs and outputs are included within the unit's chassis. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    6.5" Motorized TFT LCD Touch Screen: The Valor Multimedia DTS-603W Double-DIN DVD receiver is equipped with a 6.5" fully motorized LCD touch screen monitor. The monitor has a total of 336,960 pixels and a resolution of 1440 (W) x 234 (H). The integrated LCD screen's angle can be adjusted in 6 steps for better visibility. The LCD monitor has a 120° horizontal viewing angle (60° left and right), and a 90° vertical viewing angle (30° up and 60° down). The LCD display features contrast and brightness adjustments from -10 to +10 for added convenience. The LCD monitor electronically slides down to insert or eject a disc. The motorized LCD monitor has a 30 millisecond rise time and a 50 millisecond fall time.

    Hard Key Controls: In addition the unit's touch screen controls the DTS-603W also features hard-key controls along the right and left frame of the touch panel.

    Video Lock-out Feature: For safety and legal reasons, the DTS-603W features a video lock-out feature to prevent the viewing of a video source on the unit's LCD monitor while the vehicle is in motion. To watch a video source on the unit's LCD monitor, the vehicle must be parked with the ignition in the ACC or ON position and the parking brake engaged. Rear video screens that are connected to his unit are not effected by this feature and can be viewed at all times.

    DA Converters: The DTS-603W is equipped with a 6-channel, high performance 24-bit, 192kHz, multi-bit Sigma Delta modulation digital-to-analog converter for excellent sound quality reproduction.

    Dolby Digital: The Valor DTS-603W uses a Zoran LSI (Large Scale Integrated Circuit) chip for all 5.1 digital surround sound processing. This state-of-the art chip allows for Dolby Digital decoding of DVD discs and audio playback through the unit's 5-channel preamp outputs (Front left/right, Rear left/right and Sub).

    AM/FM Tuner: The 2-DIN unit features a built-in AM/FM tuner with 3 FM bands and 1 AM band that can each hold 12 station presets which gives you a total of 36 FM presets and 12 AM presets to easily choose from. The unit's presets can be automatically tuned for each selected FM or AM band. In addition you can scan through a selected band's 12 preset stations. The tuner also features Local Station Seeking which allows you to only seek radio stations with a strong signals.

    EQ: This unit has 10 EQ presets: Jazz, Pop, Classic, Rock, News, Urban, Rave, Movie, Techno, and Flat. In the "User" mode, you can adjust the bass and treble levels from -7 to +7.

    Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies in sound ranges at low levels. This feature can be turned On or Off.

    Subwoofer Level: The unit features a dedicated subwoofer preamp output that can be adjusted from -7 to +7 so you can dial in the appropriate amount of subwoofer bass for your system.

    Backup Camera: The DTS-603W has a dedicated backup camera input (composite video jack). When an optional backup camera is connected, the unit will automatically switch to the camera input source whenever the vehicle is placed in Reverse gear. You can also switch to the camera input manually if desired.

    Note: The reverse gear detection wire must be connected to the vehicle's backup lamp circuit in order for this feature to work.

    Remote Control: The unit comes with a 40-button wireless remote control with a numeric keypad for direct access of chapters, tracks, and preset stations.

    DVD/CD Playback

    Disc Compatibility: This unit is compatible with DVD-Video and DVD-Audio discs, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R. DVD+RW, Audio CDs, CD-R, CD-RW, Video CDs, SVCD, and HDCD. It can also play MP3, WMA, and JPEG files burned onto CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs.

    ESP: This unit has electronic skip protection (ESP) to eliminate skipping. The memory buffer varies with the type of disc that is being played:

    • DVD: 2-3 seconds
    • CD-DA: 10 seconds
    • MP3: 100 seconds
    • WMA: 200 seconds

    Mechanical Vibration: The player has the ability to absorb a certain amount of vibration to prevent disc skipping. The mechanical anti-vibration ability rating is 1.0G (10-200Hz, X/Y/Z direction).

    TV Shape: You can select the unit to display either a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio of the video or image.

    View Mode: You can select from one of the following view modes for a 4:3 or 16:9 video or image - Fill, H Fit, W Fit, Fit to Screen, Pan-Scan or Original.

    Key Area Touch Screen Controls: When playing back a DVD, you can touch certain key areas of the LCD screen to access specific functions of the unit. You can access the following functions by pressing the areas listed below on the LCD monitor.

    • Area A (Left top corner of screen): returns the unit to the Main Menu
    • Area B (Top middle portion of screen): displays playing information
    • Area C (Left bottom corner of screen): selects previous chapter DVD
    • Area D (Right bottom corner of screen): selects next chapter of DVD
    • Area E (Bottom middle portion of screen): displays the on-screen controls and different mode displays of menu
    • Area F (Right top corner of screen): displays the GOTO search menu on the screen directly

    Fast Forward/Reverse: The unit features a variable fast forward and fast reverse. You can select either 2x, 4x, 8x or 20x for forward or reverse.

    Direct Chapter and Track Selection: During DVD and CD playback, you can use the numeric keypad on the supplied IR remote controls to access a chapter or track directly.

    Angle Mode: Some DVDs contain scenes that have been shot simultaneously from different angles. For discs recorded with multiple angles you can us the Angle feature on the remote to select from the images various angles.

    Zoom: The Zoom feature on the remote control allows you to enlarge and pan through the video image on the unit's LCD monitor. The Zoom features has 3 settings (Q1, Q2 and Q3).

    Parental Lock: The DVD system has a built-in parental lock feature to prevent unauthorized persons from viewing restricted disc content. The unit features an 8-level rating system protected by a user-customized 4-digit password.

    External Device Controls

    iPod Ready: The DTS-603W has a built-in iPod control interface which allows you to play and control your iPod audio through the system. In addition you can view your photo and video files from your iPod video (5th generation). Using the touch keys on the screen, you can sort your iPod tunes by playlist, artist, album, genre, song, or composer, or access a track directly with the numeric keypad. The Valor DTS-603W is "Made for iPod" compatible and supports the following iPod model features (as of Nov. 2009):

    iPod/iPhone Model Media Type  Control Display Charge
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track
    dock-connector (3 gen) N N N N N N N
    click-wheel/color-display (4 gen) N N N N N N N
    mini (1/2 gen) N N N N N N N
    video (5 gen) Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic (80/120/160 GB) Y N Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1 gen Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2 gen Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3 gen Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4 gen Y N Y N Y Y Y
    5 gen N N N N N N N
     touch 1 gen Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2 gen Y N Y N N Y NY
    3 gen N N N N N N N
    iPhone 2G Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3G Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3GS N N N N N N N

    Note: All iPod video control functions are done through the iPod video (5th generation) itself. The unit's touch screen only controls audio portions of iPod functionality. Apple firmware updates may change functionality results.

    Inputs and Outputs

    iPod Input: The DTS-603W has an iPod input on an 7" pigtail on the back panel. A separate 80" iPod cable with a standard iPod dock connector comes with the unit.

    Audio/Video Inputs: The unit has an auxiliary A/V input with RCA composite video and stereo audio jacks. You can use this aux input for connecting a VCR, game console, or other audio/video device. An additional composite video input is provided, dedicated to an optional rear view camera.

    Audio/Video Outputs: In addition to the 2.5-volt, 5-channel preamp outputs (Front L/R, Rear L/R, Subwoofer), there are two composite video outputs for feeding video signals to optional video monitors.

    I/R IN:  The unit features a remote input lead which is compatible with an optional steering wheel control interface that allows you to retain your factory steering wheel controls in certain vehicles.

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