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Sony XAVW1

DVD receiver

Item # 158XAVW1

Enjoy mobile video and high-end audio in your vehicle with the Sony XAVW1 in-dash DVD receiver.

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Enjoy mobile video and high-end audio in your vehicle with the Sony XAVW1 in-dash DVD receiver.

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Item # 158XAVW1

About the Sony XAVW1

Enjoy mobile video and high-end audio in your vehicle with the Sony XAVW1 in-dash DVD receiver. The XAVW1 fills the double-sized opening in your dash with a 7" touchscreen, perfect for watching movies when you're parked. And this versatile Sony also plays Super Audio CDs, so you can enjoy audiophile sound on the road.

Enjoy mobile video and high-end audio in your vehicle with the Sony XAVW1 in-dash DVD receiver. The XAVW1 fills the double-sized opening in your dash with a 7" touchscreen, perfect for watching movies when you're parked. And this versatile Sony also plays Super Audio CDs, so you can enjoy audiophile sound on the road.

The XAVW1 sports a powerful internal amp and extensive soundshaping to start you on your way to an impressive mobile theater system. You can add a gaming console or video camera to any any of the 3 audio/video inputs, and you'll even find an input for a karaoke microphone.

Dedicated inputs allow you to connect a Sony navigation system or rear-view camera. For more entertainment, you can add Sony's iPod adapter, or hook up an HD Radio or satellite radio tuner. You can use the built-in multi-channel decoder and 6-channel preamp outputs to send signals to a full-blown amplified surround system.

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 receiver with 7" touchscreen and internal amp (17 watts RMS/52 peak x 4 channels, CEA-compliant)
    • dual zone capability
    • fits double-sized dash openings
    • wireless remote
    Audio/visual features:
    • Super Audio CD playback
    • plays MP3/WMAs on CD and DVD
    • DVD +/-R/RW, VCD, JPEG playback
    • Dolby Pro Logic II
    • compatible with iPod adapter (audio/video), HD Radio, navigation, satellite radio
    • inputs: three A/V inputs, rear-view camera input, karaoke microphone input
    • outputs: one A/V output, one 5.1-channel audio output, 6-channel preamp outputs (2 front, 2 rear, subwoofer, center)
    Other information:

    What's in the box:

    • DVD/CD/SACD/MP3/WMA/JPEG Double-DIN receiver with 7" touch-screen video monitor
    • RM-X160 IR wireless remote control with CR2025 lithium battery installed
    • Wiring harness
    • A/V input harness
    • 39" A/V cable with female composite video and stereo RCA connectors on one end and male composite video and stere RCA connectors on other end
    • 8 ISO-mount flat-head screws
    • XAV-W1 Demonstration DVD-video disc
    • Operating Instructions (English/Spanish/French)
    • Installation/Connections sheet
    • Limited Warranty sheet

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input A/V
    Audio/video Input 3
    USB Input No
    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 Both
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen/4Gen/3Gen
    Nano Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
    Touch Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone No
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 52 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 4 volts
    Screen Size 7
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Unit On
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    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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    General Features
    DVD/CD Playback
    External Device Controls
    Input and Output Notes

    General Features

    Motorized Touchscreen Display: The Sony XAV-W1 is equipped with a fully motorized slide-down 7" TFT active matrix LCD monitor with a 16:9 aspect ratio and a pixel count of 1,152,000. The monitor electronically slides down for loading or ejecting a disc. It also has a 3-step adjustable viewing angle. This unit has touch screen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant. The monitors brightness can be adjusted from -5 to +5 and features an auto-dimming function via the unit's illumination wire when your vehicle's lights are turned on. The monitor's aspect ratio can be changed to one of the following - Normal, Wide, Full or Zoom.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Sony XAV-W1 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. As always, please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Front Panel Controls: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom edge of the screen. You can change the illumination color of the buttons to better match the interior lighting of your vehicle. You can choose from the following colors - Aqua, Purple, Pink, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, or White.

    Background Screens: The background screen is displayed during audio playback. You can select from 3 types of backgrounds - Screen1, Screen2, or Screen3. Each background screen will consist of a wallpaper and a spectrum analyzer pattern. You can choose from one of four wallpaper settings and three spectrum analyzer patterns for each Background Screen mode.

    Custom Wallpapers: During video/image disc playback you can capture images and store them (up to 4 images) to set as your custom wallpaper for the unit's Background Screen. You can also capture an image from a connected auxiliary video device.

    Picture EQ: You can select a picture quality suitable for the interior brightness of your vehicle. You can choose from the following settings.

    • Dynamic: vivid picture with bright, clear colors
    • Theater: brightens the monitor; suitable for darkly-lit movies
    • Sepia: applies a sepia tone to the picture
    • Standard: standard picture quality
    • Custom1/Custom2: user-adjustable settings that allow you to manually adjust the monitors Color Tone, Color and Brightness levels

    Radio Tuning: The XAV-W1 allows you to manual tune or seek tune AM/FM stations. In the Local Seek Mode, the unit will only tune in stations with very strong signals during Seek tuning. The Mono Mode allows you improve poor FM reception by selecting a monaural signal instead of a stereo signal. The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2. Other tuner features include:

    • Best Tuning Memory (BTM): This feature automatically selects stations with the best signals within the selected band and stores them in order of their frequency. You can select from FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.
    • Manual Tuning: You can manually tune and find your favorite radio stations one by one for FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.
    • Auto Tuning: You can use the seek button to help you search quickly through the available stations and then choose your own presets from these available stations.
    • IF (Intermediate Frequency): You can choose "Auto" to narrow automatically the reception frequency to eliminate noise, or "Wide" to always hear FM stereo broadcasts in stereo and with full frequency signal reception.

    Drive S II: The Sony XAV-W1 features the Drive S II chassis platform. Drive S II includes the CD mechanism, audio stages, 12 volt power supply, and tuner section. The CD mechanism includes a suspension to resist shocks, a motor that draws less power, and a fast low-current pickup that improves durability and CD/DVD playback accuracy. The 52W Peak x 4-channel S-MOSFET Power IC produces clearer, more accurate sound, less distortion, and a higher signal-to-noise ratio than previous designs.

    EQ7: The sound quality can be adjusted using the built-in 7-band EQ with 7 preset EQ curves including a custom EQ setting. The presets include the following settings:

    Center Frequency → Preset ↓ 62Hz 157Hz 396Hz 1kHz 2.5kHz 6.34kHz 16kHz
    Xplōd +5 +4 +2 +2 +2 +3 +3
    Vocal +1 +3 +4 +3 +2 +3 +2
    Edge +5 +2 0 0 0 +1 +2
    Cruise +3 +2 0 -1 -1 0 +3
    Space +2 +3 +2 0 +1 +5 +3
    Gravity +3 +2 +1 0 +1 +2 +3
    (user adjustable -8 to +8)
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Multi-Channel Decoder: The Sony XAV-W1 features six preamp outputs - stereo Front, stereo Rear, mono Center and mono Subwoofer. Along with its built-in 5.1 surround sound decoder, this allows the unit to support Dolby Digital/DTS and Dolby Pro Logic II. Dolby Digital/DTS offers 5.1-channels of discrete surround. Dolby Pro Logic II produces 5 full-bandwidth output from 2-channel sources. This is done using an advanced, high-purity matrix surround decoder that extracts the spatial properties of the original recording without adding any new sound or tonal colorations. The XAV-W1 supports two Dolby Pro Logic II modes.

    • Music: provides a deep, wide sound space to stereo audio recordings
    • Movie: provides enhanced sound field direction that approaches the quality of discrete 5.1-channel sound to stereo television shows and all programs encoded in Dolby Surround

    Intelligent Time Alignment: This unit can change the localization of sound by delaying the sound output from each speaker to suit your position and simulate a natural sound field with the feeling of being in the center of it where you sit in your vehicle. You can choose from the following Listening Position modes - Front left, Front right, Front center, All or Custom. The Custom Listening Position mode allows you to precisely calibrate your listening position from each speaker so that the sound delay reaches the listener more correctly. The distance from each speaker to your custom listening position is adjustable in 2 cm steps from 0 to 400 cm.

    Center Speaker Organizer (CSO): The CSO feature allows you to create a virtual center speaker when you don't have the center-channel preamp output connected so you can still fully enjoy surround sound in your vehicle.

    Speaker Level: This unit allows you to adjust the volume level of each connected speaker so you get an even sound throughout your vehicle.

    Crossover Filter: The XAV-W1 features built-in Low-pass and High-pass crossover filters. The HPF can be set to 80 or 120Hz and effects your connected front and rear speakers. The LPF can also be set to 80 or 120Hz but only effects the subwoofer preamp output.

    Zone x Zone: Activating the Zone x Zone function allows you to simultaneously listen to separate sources in the front and rear of your vehicle. You can choose any source for the Front zone while the Rear zone is restricted to disc only playback.

    Security Code: This unit has a security function to discourage theft. You can enter your own custom 4-digit number as your security code. Once the security function is activated, you need to enter the security code to turn on the unit after re-installing the unit in another vehicle or after charging your vehicle's battery.

    Remote Control: The XAV-W1 is equipped with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X160) which can operate the unit. The XAV-W1 must be initially powered on by pressing the "SRC" key on the unit's front panel.

    DVD/CD Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The built-in DVD/CD player can play back the following video disc formats - DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW and Video CD. Compatible audio discs include CD (including CD-Text discs), CD-R, CD-RW and SA-CD. This unit cannot play 3" (8 cm) discs.

    SA-CD Playback: Super Audio CD is a new high-quality audio disc standard where music is recorded in the DSD (Direct Stream Digital ) format where as conventional CDs are recorded in the PCM format. The DSD format, using a sampling frequency 64 times higher than that of a conventional CD and with 1-bit quantization, achieves both a wide frequency range and a wide dynamic range across the audible frequency range and so provides music reproduction extremely faithful to the original sound. This unit allows you to change the sound quality of Super Audio CD playback by switching the sampling frequency. You can choose from High Quality (outputs at 176.4 kHz) or Standard Quality (outputs at 44.1 kHz)

    MP3/WMA/JPEG Compatibility: In addition to the above listed compatible discs, this unit can also play MP3, WMA and JPEG files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL and DVD+RW discs. For CD, the files should be recorded using ISO 9660 level 1/2, Joliet, or Romeo formats. For DVD, the UDF Bridge format (combined UDF and ISO 9660) should be used. The unit will recognize up to 256 albums (folders) and a total of 2000 files and albums on a disc. ID3 tags up to 63 characters can be displayed. You can list up to five tracks or images at one time on the unit's screen for faster searches. JPEG files can be viewed in a slide show fashion with selectable intervals of 5, 10, 20 or 40 seconds.

    Disc Playback Modes: The XAV-W1 features the following Repeat and Shuffle playback functions depending on disc type.

    • Repeat:
      • DVD: repeats the current title or chapter
      • CD/SA-CD/VCD: repeats the current track
      • MP3/WMA/JPEG: repeats the current track (image) or current album
    • Shuffle:
      • DVD: plays chapters in current title in random order
      • CD/SA-CD/VCD: plays tracks in current disc in random order
      • MP3/WMA/JPEG: plays tracks/images in current album in random order

    Direct Search Playback: The Sony XAV-W1 allows you to directly locate a desired point on a disc. Search functions differ depending on the disc format type.

    • DVD:
      • Title Search: starts playing from a selected title
      • Chapter Search: starts playing from a selected chapter
      • Track Search: starts playing from a selected track
    • JPEG:
      • Image: starts playing from a selected image

    Multi-Disc Resume: This feature allows you to store the resume settings in memory for up to 5 discs so the begin playback where you stopped when you reinsert the disc.

    Monitor Type: You can select a 16:9 Wide, 4:3 Letter Box or 4:3 Pan Scan aspect ratio for the integrated monitor and an optional connected external monitor to suit your viewing needs.

    DVD Level: The audio output level differs depending on the recorded format. To reduce the volume level differences between disc and source, you can ad-just audio output level according to the recorded format. The default level is set for PCM format and the level for Dolby Digital and DTS format can be adjusted separately from the default level. The Dolby Level and DTS level is adjustable in single steps between -10 to +10.

    Audio DRC: This feature makes the sound clear when the volume is low. You can select from two DRC modes - Standard or Wide Range.

    Parental Control: You can lock a disc or set playback restrictions according to a predetermined level such as viewer age. Restricted scenes can be blocked or replaced with different scenes when a parental control compatible DVD is played. The unit features 8 rating levels protected by a custom 4-digit password.

    Karaoke Function: The XAV-W1 features a 3.5mm microphone input attached to a 36" cord on the rear-chassis of the unit so you can connect an optional microphone and enjoy karaoke. The Karaoke mode allows you to cancel the vocal sound and sing along with your music through your car stereo's speaker system. The volume level of the microphone input can be adjust in single steps from 0 to 20. The Karaoke mode also features an Echo adjustment that is adjustable in single steps from 1 to 6.

    External Device Controls

    iPod Ready: You can connect an iPod to this unit and control it via the touch-panel controls and remote. The optional XA-110IP or XA-120IP iPod Control Interface is required and plugs into the unit's UniLink bus-connector. The XA-110IP/XA120IP allows an iPod (3rd generation or newer, but not the iPod shuffle) digital music player with a dock connector to be connected to and controlled by the XAV-W1. All the iPod buttons will be disabled when connected to this adapter and it will be controlled from the XAV-W1's touch-panel. With this interface, you'll be able to play your iPod music files through the XAV-W1 and have all the titling information appear on the Sony's display.

    Note: The XA-110IP or XA-120IP will not charge the iPod nano 4th generation and the iPod touch 2nd generation.

    Satellite Radio Ready: There are currently three ways to connect an optional satellite radio tuner to the XAV-W1:

    • XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional CNP2000UC XM Mini Tuner and the Sony CNP-SON1 adapter cable (package item number 700XMSON1).
    • SIRIUS Satellite Radio: To receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional SCC1 SiriusConnect vehicle tuner and the optional SNYSC1 Sony interface module (package item number 700SIRSONY).
    • A/V Input: A portable satellite radio receiver, such as the Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster, can be connected to the head unit via one of the A/V auxiliary inputs or the Sony XA-300 UniLink auxiliary input adapter (item number 158XA300).

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

    HD Radio Ready: The Sony XAV-W1 is compatible with Sony's optional XT-100HD add-on HD Tuner (sold separately) through its UniLink Bus connection. HD Radio technology, where available, offers higher quality sound than conventional analog broadcasts and receives text data. HD Radio provides FM broadcasts that are equal to CD sound quality and AM broadcasts that are as good as analog FM stereo broadcasts. HD Radio also provides a variety of data, including station name, song title, artist name, album name, etc. Once connected, all AM and FM broadcasts are received by the XT-100HD. HD appears as an additional source, with five preset banks; HD1 (FM1), HD2 (FM2), HD3 (FM3), HD4 (AM1), and HD5 (AM2). In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.

    Changer Controls: This unit is compatible with Sony UniLink CD/MP3 and MD changers and allows for playback and control.

    Multiple Changer Control: A maximum of 5 CD changers, 5 CD/MP3 changers, or 5 MD changers may be connected to this receiver. When connecting CD, CD/MP3 and MD changers, you may connect up to a total of 7 changers (but there must not be more than 5 of one type of changer). When connecting more than one changer to this receiver, you must use the Sony XA-C40 (item number 158XAC40) source selectors (up to three).

    Input and Output Notes

    Video Lock Out: The video signal is locked out to prevent the viewing of a video source on the XAV-W1's monitor while the vehicle is in motion. You will need to tap into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, splicing in the unit's light green wire from the main power/speaker harness. Once connected, the video signal will only be visible on the unit's monitor when the parking brake is applied.

    A/V Inputs: The XAV-W1 has three Audio/Video auxiliary inputs with stereo RCA audio and composite video jacks for use with a VCR or video game console. The three Audio/Video inputs can be used for audio/video sources or audio-only sources. A fourth Aux input is a video only RCA jack, which can be used for a rear view camera.

    Note: The third A/V input shares its stereo RCA audio jacks with the unit's UniLink bus-connector. You can use these audio inputs for either the third A/V input or along with the UniLink bus-connector but not both together.

    Rear View Camera: When the vehicle is put into reverse gear, the monitor will automatically switch to the video from the optional rear view camera. In order for the video to automatically switch, the purple/white wire in the A/V input harness needs to be spliced into the vehicle's back-up lamp circuit.

    Rear Monitor Output: The XAV-W1 features an output that allows you to feed audio and video signal to a rear monitor. With the unit's Zone x Zone feature, you can watch a DVD on the rear monitor while the front passengers enjoy the radio (AM, FM, or optional XM) or an auxiliary source.

    UniLink Port: The XAV-W1 is equipped with Sony's proprietary UniLink bus-connector for connection of Sony compatible CD-changers, XM Radio Tuners, HD Radio Tuners and iPod interfaces.

    Optional Auxiliary Input: In addition to the A/V inputs, you can connect another auxiliary audio device (such as a portable digital memory player, cassette or MiniDisc when used with the optional XA-300 UniLink Auxiliary Input Adapter (item number 158XA300). The XA-300 uses the UniLink and Bus Audio inputs on the back of the receiver, and allows you to connect an optional CD/MD changer in addition to the auxiliary audio source.

    MIC Input: The XAV-W1 features a 3.5mm microphone input attached to a 36" cord on the rear chassis of the unit for use with an optional microphone.

    6-Channel Preamp Output: The Sony XAV-W1 features stereo Front and Rear preamp outputs as well as mono Center-Channel and Subwoofer outputs. The Front and Rear channels can be balanced and faded from -10 to +10 while the volume of the Center-Channel and Subwoofer outputs can be adjusted independently from -6 to +6.

    Remote Input: The unit has a 3.5mm mini-jack input on the rear chassis for the optional Sony RM-X4S wired rotary commander. In addition, the PAC SWI-PS steering wheel remote interface is compatible with this head unit. The SWI-PS interface allows you to retain the use of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles with this Sony head that features wired remote capability. In some GM vehicles, this adapter allows you to retain heater control buttons as well. The SWI-PS 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.

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