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Kenwood DNX7100

DVD navigation receiver

Item # 113DNX7100

Kenwood's DNX7100 navigation receiver packs the double-sized dash opening in your vehicle with movies and music,...

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Kenwood's DNX7100 navigation receiver packs the double-sized dash opening in your vehicle with movies and music,...

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About the Kenwood DNX7100

Kenwood's DNX7100 navigation receiver packs the double-sized dash opening in your vehicle with movies and music, along with turn-by-turn directions from its onboard navigation system. The DivX-compatible DVD player and 6.95" touchscreen bring your movies to life when you're parked, and a dynamic user interface makes scrolling through menus simple and intuitive when you're on the go.

Kenwood's DNX7100 navigation receiver packs the double-sized dash opening in your vehicle with movies and music, along with turn-by-turn directions from its onboard navigation system. The DivX-compatible DVD player and 6.95" touchscreen bring your movies to life when you're parked, and a dynamic user interface makes scrolling through menus simple and intuitive when you're on the go.

The internal-memory navigation works faster than systems based on DVDs, so you'll get prompt directions and speedy rerouting when you're forced off course. Voice guidance includes street names, so you can keep your eyes on the road instead of having to scan for your next turn. Add an optional XM tuner and service for real-time traffic and weather information.

A USB connection lets you control a thumb drive or other USB devices. Add Kenwood's optional iPod video cable to control your iPod®, including being able to view your stored movies and still images. If you own a Bluetooth phone, Kenwood's add-on adapter allows you to make and receive calls through your stereo system. An audio/video input makes it easy to add a camcorder, gaming console, or other video source.


Product highlights:

    General features:
    • in-dash DVD/CD player with internal amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in 2GB memory for navigation
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • wireless remote
    Audio/visual features:
    • plays MP3/WMA/AACs on CD or DVD
    • plays DivX format DVDs
    • 6.95" touchscreen with customizable backgrounds
    • compatible with Kenwood iPod adapter, Bluetooth adapter, HD Radio tuner, satellite radio, and CD changer
    • inputs: USB port, rear camera input, A/V input
    • outputs: front, rear, and sub 2-volt preamp outputs; A/V output
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    Other information:

    What's in the box:

    • Double-DIN DVD/Navigation receiver with built-in 6.95" monitor
    • Wiring harness
    • Relay harness
    • GPS antenna with attached 17' cable
    • Sleeve
    • Trim ring
    • Plastic escutcheon
    • Wireless remote control (RC-DV330)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • 4 Self-adhesive strips (1/4" x 5/16")
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
    • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
    • 3.1875" x 3.1875" Self-advhesive magnetic pad
    • Instruction manual (English)
    • Instruction manual (Spanish)
    • Instruction manual (French)
    • Installation manual (English/Spanish/French)
    • GPS Navigation Instruction Manual (English/Spanish/French)
    • Warranty card
    • Software License Agreement booklet
    • Note about the front panel

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Rear
    Audio/video Input 2
    USB Input Rear
    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 Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready ---
    HD Radio ---
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size ---
    Nano ---
    Touch ---
    iPhone ---
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs ---
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2.0 volts
    Screen Size 6.95
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback
    High-res Playback
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N
    The Kenwood DNX7100 replaces these items:

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    General Features
    Disc Playback Features
    Tuner Features
    Audio Features
    External Device Controls
    Inputs and Outputs Notes

    General Features

    Motorized Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DNX7100 features a motorized 6.95" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen has a resolution of 480 x 234 with 336,960 total pixels (480H x 234V x RGB). The monitor electronically slides down for loading or ejecting a disc. It also has a 7-step adjustable viewing angle, including a reversible-tilt angle. This unit has touch screen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant.

    Selectable Screen Modes: You can choose from the following Screen Modes for the display monitor for each of the video modes (iPod Video, DVD and Video).

    • Normal: displays 16:9 widescreen format pictures that fill the entire screen width, and 4:3 (conventional TV) pictures display with black bars on either side
    • Full: expands 4:3 pictures horizontally to fill the entire width of the screen, distorting the picture slightly but retaining full image height
    • Just: expands 4:3 pictures horizontally only at the edges
    • Zoom: expands 4:3 pictures both horizontally and vertically, filling the screen without distorting the picture but cutting off the top and bottom edges

    Display Adjustment: You can adjust the display's brightness, tint, color, contrast, and black level.

    Backgrounds: The unit features backgrounds that can be selected from readily available patterns or you can create your own by using original pictures or images downloaded from your portable USB device.

    2-DIN Chassis: The DNX7100 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.

    Front Panel Controls: In addition to the touch-screen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom edge of the screen.

    Security Code: You may program the unit with a 4 digit security code. Once the unit has been programmed with a security code, the code must be entered to use the unit after it has been disconnected from power.

    A/V AUX Input: The DVD/CD player features a set audio/video 3.5mm inputs on the rear of the unit. There is one stereo 3.5mm input for audio and another 3.5mm input for video. They are attached to the back of the unit by a 36" pigtail. The A/V AUX input can be used to transfer audio and video signal from your potable MP3/Photo/Video player to the DNX7100.

    Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System Q-EX and bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (DVD, CD, Aux, FM, AM).

    Dual Zone Capability: The unit's dual zone control allows you to independently set the source for the front and rear channels.

    Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display automatically when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white Illumination wire of this player

    Tel Mute: The DNX7100 features a cell-phone mute wire (brown) in its harness that when hooked up to your car's phone system mute wire will automatically mute the receiver's audio signal when a call comes in and pause the system automatically.

    Remote Control: The DNX7100 is equipped with the RC-DV330 full-function IR wireless remote control with a numeric keypad. A slide switch allows you to switch between the control modes for the built-in DVD/CD player, a TV source, a tuner/disc changer/disc player source and built-in Navigation receiver.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The DNX7100 has a "steering remote control" lead attached to the harness. When used with the optional SWI-JACK interface (item #127SWIJACK), you can retain the use of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-JACK is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "What Fits My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.


    Built-In Navigation: The Kenwood DNX7100 features a built-in Garmin GPS navigation on-board mapping system with City Navigator North America NT v8 map data of the USA (including Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada stored onto 2GB of built-in memory. Once you determine your destination and as you travel, the navigation system guides you to your destination with voice prompts, arrow, and directions along the top of the on-screen map. If you depart from the original route, the navigation system recalculates the route and provides new route instructions. Real time TMC Traffic Information or XM Traffic and Weather information can be added as and option using the Kenwood GXM30 XM NavTraffic Satellite Radio receiver and subscription, sold separately.

    WAAS: WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) is a system of ground reference stations across the US that correct for GPS inaccuracies caused by orbit and clock drift, as well as signal delays due to atmosphere and ionosphere conditions. With WAAS engaged, the GPS positioning accuracy is improved to within approximately 10 feet. WAAS can be turned off if you prefer.

    EGNOS: The unit also features EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), which is the European answer to WAAS. EGNOS is turned on and off along with WAAS.

    SiRF Star III: The SiRF Star III GPS chipset is so sensitive that it's forgiving of less than optimal antenna placement, giving you additional placement options.

    Text-To-Speech Voice Prompts: The unit's text-to-speech voices "read and speak" the same words that are displayed on the unit's screens. The voices have an extensive vocabulary and they pronounce the street names as you approach turns. The DNX7100 also features pre-recorded voices, which have a limited vocabulary and do not speak names of locations or streets. Voice prompts are available in English, Spanish or French.

    Speed Adjust Volume: The volume of the voice prompts can be increased with increases in speed to overcome road noise.

    Multi-Language Display: The DNX7100's on-screen menu supports 20 different languages to choose from, including - English, Spanish, French and German.

    Search Modes: You can search for locations in a different areas, such as a different city, near your destination or near your current route. You can choose to the following search modes - Near Here, Near Other City, Near Current Route, Near Current Road, Near Destination, and Near Recent Finds.

    Map Detail: The DNX7100 allows you to adjust the amount of detail shown on the map. Displaying more detail cause the map to redraw your route slower. You can choose to adjust the following detail settings.

    • Orientation: Changes the perspective of the map from 2D North-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with North at the top), 2D Track-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with  your direction of travel at the top of the screen), 3D Track-Up (displays the map in 3 dimensions with your direction of travel at the top of screen).
    • Color Mode: Select between Day (for a bright background), Night (for a black background) or Auto (to automatically switch between the two.
    • Auto Zoom: Disables or enables automatic zooming on the map for optimal viewing; you can also specify a maximum Auto Zoom distance from 120 feet to 300 miles.
    • Route Color: Choose the color of the route line (Green, Magenta, Blue, or Orange).
    • Dim Roads: Dims the roads that are not on your route; you can customize this setting to Never or While Driving.
    • Map Data Fields: Customizes the width and contents of the data fields displayed on the map page; you can choose from Normal, None, Thin or Wide.
    • Text Size: Adjusts the display size of the text on the Map from none, Small, Medium or Large.
    • Detail Maps: enables and disables the preloaded detailed maps.
    • Base Map: Selects the appropriate base map (Americas, Atlantic, or Pacific) depending on your current location.

    Navigation Settings: The DNX7100 features the following Navigation Settings to help calculate your route.

    • Vehicle: Specifies what vehicle you are driving; you can choose a Car, Truck, Bus, Emergency, Taxi or Delivery.
    • Preference: Selects the preference for your calculation between Faster Time, Shorter Distance or Off Road.
    • Ask Preference: Choose to have the navigation system ask for your route preference each time it calculates a route.
    • Next Turn Pop-Up: Selects to active the Next Turn pop-up window as On, Off or Auto.
    • Off-Route Recalculation: Sets the way the navigation system responds when taken off the main route; you can silence the off-route recalculating or have the unit voice prompt you.
    • Continuous Auto Routing: This feature allows the navigation system to continually search for a better route to your destination. Continuous Auto Routing may be useful if a traffic accident occurs or there are time-restricted turns on the current route.
    • Avoidance Setup: This feature allows you to enter specific areas and roads to avoid in your routes. You can choose to avoid Major Roads, Medium Roads, Minor Roads, Traffic, Unpaved Roads, U-Turns, Toll Roads, Carpool Lanes, or Ferries. You can also enter in Custom Avoids which allows you select specific Roads or Areas to avoid.

    Find Locations and Routes: The unit's "Where To?" menu screen offers the following features to help you find your destination.

    • Address: Input your destination address by house number, street, and city.
    • Food, Hotel...: Allows you to search for points of interest in the following categories: Food and Drink, Lodging, Fuel, ATM/Bank, Shopping, Attractions, Recreation, Entertainments, Transportation, Hospital, Auto Services, Community, Other or Search All. The "Spell Name" feature allows you to enter a point of interest by name. When searching for a point of interest, you can choose one of the following proximity settings: Near Here, Near Other City or Near Recent Finds
    • Streets and Cities: Allows you to search for a city, street, intersection or exit.
    • My Locations: Store a destination as a Favorite in advance, then easily select it as your new destination or insert it as point along your route.
    • Browse Map: Allows you to search for a destination by touching and dragging the map.
    • Recent Finds: Choose from one of your 50 most recent destinations or waypoints.
    • Go Home: Store one home location to allow you to calculate a route home from any current location

    Turn-List: The unit's Turn List displays a list of turn-by-turn instructions of your entire route as well a arrival information.

    Trip Computer: The trip computer shows current speed, current direction, distance to destination, total distance traveled, average speed (including stopped time), average speed while moving, maximum speed, total trip time, total moving time, and stopped time. You can reset just the maximum speed or reset the entire trip computer at once.

    Add Midpoints: You can add midpoints (also called via points or stops) to your routes as you create it  when you edit the route.

    Detour: You can detour from your current route, routing off the current road for 1/2, 2, or 5 miles. You can also select a road on your current route to detour around. If you are using the optional XM NavTraffic GXM30 receiver, you can detour around traffic events.

    Track Log: The track log creates a bread crumb trail (track log) of your movement. At any time the entire track log can be displayed on the map. You can also reset the track log whenever you like.

    Mileage Log: There are four different mileage logs, each can be named, individually activated/deactivated, and reset at any time.

    Custom POIs (Points of Interest): You can manually load custom points of interest (POI) databases, available from various companies on the Internet. Some custom POI databases contain alert information for points such as safety cameras and school zones. The navigation system can notify you when you approach one of these points (Proximity Alert). You can download the custom POIs onto an SD card which can be loaded into the unit's front panel SD-card slot located behind the electronically slide-down monitor.

    Software And Map Data Updates: You can purchase updated map SD-cards and download operational firmware updates from Garmin's web site. Check to see if a firmware update or an SD-card with a newer map version is available. Updated firmware data will need to be downloaded onto a blank SD-card from your PC and then inserted into the Kenwood navigation unit to be downloaded. SD-cards with newer map versions can simply be purchased from Garmin's website and then loaded into the DNX7100 for download.

    Safe Mode: Safe Mode disables all navigation system functions when the vehicle's parking break is disengaged, that require significant operator attention and could become a distraction while driving.

    XM Weather/NavTraffic Compatible: The DNX7100 is compatible with Kenwood's GXM30 XM Smart Antenna (sold separately) which delivers XM Satellite Radio to the DNX7100 navigation unit. Subscriptions to XM Satellite Radio and/or XM NavTraffic are required. Powered by NAVTEQ Traffic, XM is the nation's first satellite-based data traffic information service that enables a vehicle's on-board GPS navigation system to display current traffic and weather information for select metropolitan areas, including the driver's chosen route. XM NavTraffic can display the following information:

    • Real-time traffic flow information (including the actual traffic speed data in some cases)
    • Unscheduled traffic incident data (such as accidents, disabled vehicles, and weather-related issues)
    • Scheduled traffic incident data (such as road construction and road closures)

    Note: Because the reporting of information on traffic accidents, disabled vehicles, etc. relies on human interaction, the time span from when an incident occurs and when is displayed by XM NavTraffic will vary.

    Disc Playback Features

    Disc Compatibility: The DNX7100 is compatible with the following disc formats.

    • DVD: DVD-video, DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, DVD-R DL, and DVD+R DL
    • CD: CD-audio, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DTS-CD, and Video CD

    Note: CD-EXTRA and Super Audio CDs will only playback the CD portion of the disc. HDCDs will playback in normal CD sound quality.

    AAC-LC/MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play AAC-LC (.M4a), MP3 and WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD+/-R/W discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo and Long file name formats. Each disc should have a maximum of 8 directory levels, 254 folders per disc, and 255 files per folder. During MP3/WMA playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag information.

    JPEG/MPEG/DivX Playback: In addition to MP3/WMA/AAC-LC discs, this unit can play discs with JPEG, MPEG and DivX files. You can display JPEG images of up to 8192 x 7680 pixels, and progressive format JPEG images of up to 1600 x 1200 pixels. The unit can also play MPEG1 videos of 320 x 240 and 352 x 240 (NTSC) plus MPEG2 videos of 640 x 480 and 704 x 480 (NTSC). In addition, the unit can play DivX video of 352 x 240, 352 x 288, 720 x 450, and 720 x 576.

    Control Screens: During DVD playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. You can touch the left one-third of the screen to start the current chapter over, or the right one-third 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 center briefly displays the information screen.

    Selectable DVD Aspect Ratio Modes: You can choose from the following Aspect Ratio modes when viewing DVDs.

    • 16:9: displays wide pictures
    • 4:3 LB: displays wide pictures in the Letter Box format (having black stripes at the top and bottom of the screen)
    • 4:3 PS: displays wide pictures in the Pan & Scan format (showing pictures cut at the right and left ends)

    Direct Search: By entering its number with the supplied remote, you can directly access title, chapter, time, track, channel, or frequency.

    Folder Select: Folder Select searches folders and Audio files stored in media and devices according to hierarchy.

    Disc Select: Disc Select displays a list of discs in the Disc-changer and allows you to select the disc to listen.

    Disc Name Preset (DNPS): You may assign names to discs played in the internal CD player. Each disc name can be up to 16 characters long, and the receiver has a memory capacity for up to 10 discs. (See below for further DNPS features with CD changers.)

    CD Read Setting: If there is a problem with the CD player reading a disc with a special format, you can switch to a second CD Read setting which "forces" the player to read the disc. CD Read setting 1 is for normal CDs and MP3/WMA discs, while CD Read setting 2 cannot read MP3/WMA discs.

    VCD Zoom: You can zoom in on Video-CD discs during playback up to 2x normal view.

    Picture Control: During playback of a video or picture file you can reverse the picture horizontally, rotate the image counter clockwise or rotate it clockwise.

    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.

    Tuner Features

    CR-2 Tuner: The DNX7100 uses Kenwood's CR-2 tuner provides high signal strength for clear radio reception. The tuner features the Clean Reception System Circuit (CRSC) for improved rejection of distortion due to multi-path. 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.

    Radio Data System (RDS): 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.

    Station Name Preset (SNPS): This feature allows you to assign names to radio stations. Up to 30 AM and FM stations can be named. Each name can be up to 16 characters in length. The Preset Select menu will display the six presets in each band either by name or frequency.

    Audio Features

    16/24-Bit D-A Converter: For superb quality audio playback from DVDs and CDs, the DNX7100 is equipped with a 24-bit digital-to-analog converter for DVD playback and a 16-bit digital-to-analog converter for CD playback.

    System Q EX Sound Control: Six EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. The preset curves are named "Natural", "Rock", "Pops", "Easy", "Top 40", and "Jazz". In addition, you may store your own settings under the "User Memory" EQ curve. In the User Mode you can make manual adjustments for the bass center frequency (40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, or 150Hz), bass level (-8 to +8), bass Q factor (1.00, 1.25, 1.50 or 2.00), bass extension (On or Off), middle center frequency (500Hz, 1.0kHz, 1.5 or 2.0kHz), middle level (-8 to +8), middle Q factor (1.0 or 2.0), treble center frequency (10.0, 12.5, 15.0 or 17.5kHz), and treble level (-8 to +8). The System Q EX can be turned off in the menu, still allowing you to adjust the bass, middle and treble levels only.

    Speaker Type Setting: This feature tailors the System Q EX Sound Control settings 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).

    System E's+ Advanced Crossover System: The System E's+ Advanced Crossover system allows you to tailor your system with selectable crossover points for all channels. For the front and rear channels, there is a high-pass filter with independently selectable crossover points of 40Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz or Thru (no filter). The non-fading preamp output, for use with subwoofer amplifiers, has a low-pass filter with a selectable cutoff frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz or Thru (no filter). You can also switch the phase of the subwoofer output from normal to reverse, and adjust the level of the output from -50 to +10 in 1dB steps.

    Bass Management System (B.M.S.): This unit is equipped with an interface (pink/black wire in the wiring harness) which controls certain special features of B.M.S.-equipped Kenwood eXcelon amplifiers. This unit, when properly connected, can remotely activate and adjust the amount of bass boost in the amplifier. You can choose between +6dB, +12dB, or +18dB bass boost, or flat (no boost). In addition, you can lower the bass boost center frequency by 20%, switching between "Normal" and "Low".

    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.

    Volume Offset Control: 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 -15 to 0.

    Setup Memory: Audio Setup and AV Interface settings can be memorized and recalled at any time. When the settings are cleared when the unit is disconnected from the battery, they can be restored.

    External Device Controls

    Bluetooth Ready: The unit is also Bluetooth compatible using the optional Kenwood KCA-BT200 Bluetooth adapter. Using this adapter you can make and answer phone calls from the Kenwood headunit. You can even download your Phonebook information from your compatible mobile phone into the headunit. You are able to register up to five compatible Bluetooth cell phones when using the KCA-BT200 adapter.

    iPod High Speed Connection: The USB port and A/V AUX input are also compatible with iPod devices when used with the optional KCA-iP300V adapter (part # 113IP300V, sold separately). The USB Direct Connection enables high-speed iPod data communications of 12MB/bps via the optional KCA-iP300V (3-Wire) interface. One end of the cable plugs directly into your iPod's dock connector while the other end of the cable uses three connectors that plug into the back of the DNX7100. The USB type-A connector portion of the cable plugs into the receiver's USB port and handles the control and charging of your iPod, so you can navigate through your music and video files using the headunit's touchscreen controls and view song and movie info on its display. The two 3.5mm miniplug connectors of the cable plug into the unit's A/V 3.5mm inputs and transfer the music and video from your iPod to your Kenwood DVD/CD player. 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. The controls of the DNX7100 are seamless when used with the optional KCA-iP300V and include metadata browsing and playback of DRM contents, as well as the ability to choose any iPod playback mode to suit your listening application. The following iPods can be controlled from this unit.

    Controllable iPod Software Version
    iPod nano iPod nano software 1.2
    iPod nano second generation iPod nano software 1.1.1
    iPod with video iPod software 1.2

    Note: You must update your iPod software if its version is less than the above.

    USB Port: The Kenwood DNX7100 features a rear panel 2.0 USB type-A port that is attached to the chassis with a 36" cord to allow for various placement options during installation. The USB port enables connection to portable USB mass-storage players, USB thumb drives and audio control of MP3 player. The USB port is compatible with all USB mass storage class devices that support the FAT16 or FAT32 file system.  A single or multi-slot card reader can also be connected the USB port, allowing your music to be put neatly into different types of memory cards. Your USB device's rechargeable battery will recharged while it's connected to the USB port and the DNX7100 is turned on.

    Note: The iPod nano and iPod video can be hooked up directly via USB, but without the Kenwood adapter cable (KCA-iP300V), you will not be able to play iTunes or other copyright protected content and you will lose any audio/video file browsing control.

    Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:
    • XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional CNP2000UC XM Mini Tuner and the CNP-KEN1 Kenwood adapter cable (package item number 700XMKEN1).
    • SIRIUS: To receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect vehicle tuner (item number 607SCC1) and the Kenwood/SIRIUS adapter (item number 113KCASR50).
    • Dock: Select dock-and-play and portable SIRIUS radios can be controlled using the Kenwood/SIRIUS adapter (item number 113KCASR50) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item number 607SCVDOC1).
    • Auxiliary Input: A portable satellite radio receiver, such as the Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster, can be connected to the head unit via the auxiliary input (adapter may be required).

    Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.

    HD Radio Ready: The DNX7100 is HD Radio ready. With an optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner (item #113KTCHR20), you will be able to receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This new technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display.

    TV Tuner Ready: You can tune local TV stations with the optional Kenwood KTC-V500N (item #113KTCV500) or KTC-V300N (113KTCV300) TV tuner. The Auto Memory feature allows you to store up to 6 stations in each of two preset memory bands. Names for up to 20 stations can be stored in memory.

    CD Changer Controls: The DNX7100 is directly compatible with Kenwood changers manufactured in 1998 or later. If the changer has an O-N switch, the switch will need to be set to the "N" position. This unit features the following display features when used with a CD-changer.

    • Disc Name Preset (DNPS): When used with a compatible CD changer, this feature allows you to assign names to discs in the changer. Each name can be up to 16 characters in length. The number of names you can store depends on the CD changer that is connected to the head unit. The Disc Select menu will display the names of the discs 6 at a time.
    • CD Text/MD Display: When connected to a CD Text capable CD changer or an MD changer, this unit can display disc and track titles for discs encoded with disc and track title information. The text information can be scrolled manually or automatically.

    Optional Auxiliary Input: In addition to the rear 3.5mm auxiliary input, using an optional auxiliary input adapter, such as the CA-C1AUX, you can connect an additional portable audio source to this unit instead of a CD changer. With the KCA-S220A switch, you can connect the additional portable audio source in addition to 1 or 2 CD changers.

    Inputs and Outputs Notes

    RCA A/V Input: The DNX7100 is equipped with a built-in audio/video input with a set of stereo RCA jacks and a composite video jack on pigtails on the back of the unit. The AV-IN can be named "VIDEO", "DVD", "VCD", "VCR", "GAME", TV or "AUX".

    A/V Output: The unit features a set of stereo RCA jacks and a composite video jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor. You can choose DVD, iPod or AV-IN as the source for the A/V output.

    3.5mm A/V Input: The DNX7100 features a 3.5mm audio input and 3.5mm video input on a set of 36" pigtails on the rear unit for portable MP3/Video players. These terminals are also compatible with your dock connector iPod using the optional KCA-iP300V, sold separately.

    USB: The DNX7100 also features a female type-A USB terminal on a 36" pigtail on the back of the unit for connection of USB devices. This connection is also compatible with your dock connector iPod using the optional KCA-iP300V, sold separately.

    TV Tuner Input: The DDX7019 includes a 20-pin input for the optional Kenwood KTC-V500N or KTC-V300N TV tuners.

    4-Pin Input: There is a 4-pin input terminal on the back of the unit that the sub-power/accessory/ground harness plugs into.

    Relay Input: There is a 3-pin input terminal on the back of the unit that is used for the supplied relay harness.

    GPS Antenna Input: The unit features a GPS antenna connection that plugs into the supplied GPS Receiver antenna.

    FM Traffic or XM Smart Antenna Input: The unit also features a 5-pin connection for adding an optional FM Traffic or XM Smart Antenna (113GXM30T, sold separately).

    Rear View Camera Input: The unit has an additional video jack for connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CCD-900 (item # 113CCD900). The video from this input can be set to display when switched to with the Video Select button, or display the rear view camera video automatically when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. You can also display the video of the rear view camera in a mirror image, if desired.

    Note: The purple/white wire in the wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the aqua wire in the supplied harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit, as well as a constant power source and ground. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.

    Note: There is a female toslink digital output terminal located on the rear panel that is non-operation and listed in the manual as "Do not connect".

    SD-Card Slot: There is an SD-card slot located behind the electronic slide-down face for inserting SD-cards with custom POI points downloaded from your PC.

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