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Soundstream VDVD-165

DVD player

Item # 530VDVD165

If you want to add video capabilities to your vehicle, you've got a couple of choices.

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About the Soundstream VDVD-165

Add video to your vehicle

If you want to add video capabilities to your vehicle, you've got a couple of choices. You could change the stock receiver to a DVD or multimedia receiver, or you can add a stand-alone DVD player like the Soundstream VDVD-165 to your system. Each route has its own advantages, but in many cases you may prefer to go with a stand-alone player — for example, it's a great choice if you're putting a system into an RV.

Add video to your vehicle

If you want to add video capabilities to your vehicle, you've got a couple of choices. You could change the stock receiver to a DVD or multimedia receiver, or you can add a stand-alone DVD player like the Soundstream VDVD-165 to your system. Each route has its own advantages, but in many cases you may prefer to go with a stand-alone player — for example, it's a great choice if you're putting a system into an RV.

Soundstream VDVD-165

You can mount the VDVD-165 in the dash or use the included brackets for other locations.

Just what you need

Soundstream designed the VDVD-165 as a video jack-of-all-trades. Just add a screen and an amp and this player is ready to go as the heart of your vehicle's A/V system — and at a very attractive price, too. You can mount this Soundstream in the single-DIN (2" tall) opening in your dash above or below your factory radio, so it can deliver the DVD signal to your rear screens. Or you can use the supplied brackets to mount it on a variety of flat surfaces, wherever you've got space in your vehicle.

The player comes with a remote control and an IR repeater, so you can take charge of the system when you're out of line of sight. In addition to the front DVD slot, you'll find a convenient USB input. So if you're not watching a movie, you can check out vacation photos or listen to MP3 music files.

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Product highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD player (no internal amplifier)
    • fits single-DIN dash openings — mounts provided for horizontal mounting
    • remote control with IR repeater included
    Audio/video features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB input
    • outputs: rear A/V output
    Other information:
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    What's in the box:

    • DIN-size DVD player
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Power/ground harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
    • IR Blaster (w/ attached 10' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 L-brackets
    • 4 Machine screws
    • 4 Self-adhesive pads
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Owner's Manual
    • Owner's Registration Card

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    Features

    DIN-Size DVD Player: The Soundstream VDVD-165 DIN-size universal DVD player is designed to add multimedia to your vehicle's current A/V system already consisting of a head-unit or amplifier with RCA audio inputs and video monitor consisting of a composite video input. The unit is designed to be mounted in the dash using the supplied mounting hardware. The DVD player can also be mounted out of sight, under the seat or in the glove box, using the supplied mounting brackets and hardware.

    Disc Compatibility: The Soundstream VDVD-165 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit will play back of music, video, and photo files recorded onto DVD or CD.

    USB Port: The Soundstream VDVD-165 is fitted with a front-panel USB (type-A) 2.0 port for connection of a USB mass storage class device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), digital audio player, or thumbdrive. The unit supports playback of music files, video, and photo files stored on a compatible USB MSC device (up to 32GB).

    Note: The unit's USB port does not support Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad

    Supported Files: The unit can play back MP3/WMA music files, MPEG/MP4 video files, and JPEG still-image files recorded onto compatible CD/DVD discs or a USB MSC device.

    File Types File Description File System Maximum Number of Files/Folders
    Audio MP3, WMA Disc: ISO 9660 or Joliet format
    USB: FAT 12/16/32
    99 Folders
    448 Files
    Video AVI, MPEG, MP4
    Photo JPEG

    AV Outputs: The Soundstream VDVD-165 is fitted with a composite video output and stereo RCA outputs to connect the player to your existing car stereo system.

    On-Screen Display: The VDVD-165 provides an on-screen menu display through its composite video output. This unit does not feature a front-panel display of its own.

    Remote Control w/ IR Blaster: In addition to the unit's front-panel controls, the Soundstream VDVD-165 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the DVD player. The VDVD-165 features a Remote input and comes with an external IR blaster which can be mounted on the dash, so you can still operate the DVD player even if it is installed out of sight.

    Power/Ground Harness: The included harness consists of a Red (+12V Switched) and Black (Ground) wires.

    Mounting Dimensions:

    • Chassis: 7.175" (w) x 2.075" (h) x 7.25" (d)
    • Face Plate: 7.375" (w) x 2.215" (h) x 0.5625" (d)
    • Mounting Depth Required (w/ cables): 8.005"

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    it was the only DVD player that I could fine that mounts vertical!!!!! [ B  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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    My old went out and showed error [ Johnny  Oct 10, 2017 ]
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    fits my needs,,so nice to talk to a person that knows what I wanted [ rod  Sep 20, 2017 ]
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    Great deal good product [ D  May 01, 2017 ]
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    I'm replacing the broken DVD player on my boat. [ Jonathan  Mar 18, 2017 ]
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    i chose this for the camper.....not many choices out there so time will tell... [ joseph  Feb 22, 2017 ]
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    Very good DVD quality for playback in a large vehicle. [ RICHARD M  Feb 12, 2017 ]
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    cant beat the price [ Victor  Jan 19, 2017 ]
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    It was compact, had good customer reviews and came at a great price. [ Timothy  Sep 17, 2016 ]
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    Only item that fit my needs and price range [ David  Jul 08, 2016 ]
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    dvd player on my flip down combo stopped working, use this to connect to existing flip down. [ DAVID  Jun 21, 2016 ]
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    I need this to replace a similar DVD player whicj no longer works [ Timothy  Jun 16, 2016 ]
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    I DO NOT HAVE TO MOUNT IT IN THE DASH. ALSO IT IS SUPPOSED TO PLAY AUDIO DVDs. [ Chris  Jun 07, 2016 ]
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    Good price, 5 star reviews [ Cindy  May 22, 2016 ]
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    I choose this DVD player because it's the best replacement I've seen [ Anthony  Apr 05, 2016 ]
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    Replacement for stolen rear unit for a 2003 Toyota Sequioa [ Peter  Apr 01, 2016 ]
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    Just trying something new [ Robert Calhoun  Mar 14, 2016 ]
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    Dexter recommended this for our needs...Good guy! Dexter's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=175 [ Kathleen  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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    has the features I needed [ GARDNER RV AND  Dec 22, 2015 ]
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    23 questions already asked

    Q
    Will it fit in the factory slot for 05 suburban overhead DVD system?
    [ Woodie  Dec 26, 2018 ]
    1 answer
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. We stand behind our products and want to make sure you are happy with what you purchase. --Cosmo
    [ Cosmo  Jan 02, 2019 ]  Staff
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    Will it fit in the factory slot for 05 suburban overhead DVD system?
    [ Woodie  Dec 26, 2018 ]
    2 answers
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    Hey Woodie. We don't measure the opening of the factory slot for the DVD. It is a single din chassis so it should be roughly 7" wide by 2" tall. Additionally the outputs on the Alpine DVD are RCA which will only work with an aftermarket monitor - not the factory ones. If you have any other questions about upgrading the DVD system in that Suburban you can chat with or call one of our Product Advisors here: https://bit.ly/2QNxGQB --Cosmo
    [ Cosmo  Jan 01, 2019 ]  Staff
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    I am not sure
    [ STACY  Dec 26, 2018 ]
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    Will this operate correctly if installed vertically in a center console?
    [ Andrew  Feb 19, 2018 ]
    2 answers
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    yes it will work fine
    [ keenan  Feb 20, 2018 ]
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    To be honest im not sure. My husband mounted ours on a 45 and it hasnt worked after like the first couple weeks
    [ Alexa  Feb 19, 2018 ]
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    Do it come with it's own TV screen or it just a port for other tv screens in your car?
    [ Ysettle  Jan 24, 2018 ]
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    It is just the player. You will need a monitor
    [ Joseph  Jan 31, 2018 ]
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    No,it's a DVD player for a tv (12 volt).It's a good product.I bought one from crutchfield for my van.
    [ ROBERT  Jan 31, 2018 ]
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    It does NOt come with a screen. Just a player.
    [ Lonny  Jan 31, 2018 ]
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    It doesn't come with a screen. Our vehicle already had an aftermarket monitor installed with a standard yellow RCA video cable which hooked up fine. I can't remember if it had other video connection options (svideo/hdmi). The unit works fine for us.
    [ David  Jan 31, 2018 ]
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    Port
    [ DEANDRE GRIFFIN  Jan 31, 2018 ]
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    It DOES NOT come with a screen. It is just a DVD player that will hook up to your screen(s).
    [ Steven  Jan 31, 2018 ]
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    It's just a DVD player . No screen
    [ anthony  Jan 30, 2018 ]
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    We have this Dvd player mounted in our boat, the visual is sent to a TV, and the sound goes through an amp and then inset speakers on the wall. We cannot figure out how to control the sound. The Dvd player remote does not have volume control button and neither does the amp. The amp is a MTX Thunder8302. What are the suggestions on how to control the audio?
    [ Mark  May 09, 2017 ]
    1 answer
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  May 12, 2017 ]  Staff
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    I have one installed, but we cannot control the volume, it only plays very loud. The remote control does not have an option to change the volume. How do you change the Volume?
    [ Mark  May 09, 2017 ]
    5 answers
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    I recently purchased this for my Tahoe. I have it linked to the radio or to IR headphones
    [ Joseph  May 15, 2017 ]
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    Have not yet tested or installed unit. Perhaps unit has a voltage out setting, which would control the output signal. If not, it's possible to dampen it with in-line devices that drop the signal voltage. I thought the unit was pre-amp out only... however, if it's line level (amplified) out, you must connect to pre-amp out instead.
    [ ANTHONY A  May 15, 2017 ]
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    The volume control should still be operated by your car audio system.
    [ David  May 15, 2017 ]
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    This is like your DVD player at home, control is through the head unit or tv.
    [ christopher  May 15, 2017 ]
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  May 15, 2017 ]  Staff
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    does it have HDMI output?
    [ Karen  Apr 08, 2017 ]
    1 answer
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    Thanks for your question. I'm sorry, no. The unit has the RCA output for audio and composite output for video. Hope this helps.
    [ Kenny  Apr 08, 2017 ]  Staff
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    will this connect to a back up system monitor?
    [ Robert  Oct 12, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    I had this connected to the flip down monitir on the headliner only, i will assume whatever back up monitor means will work
    [ Alan H de la  Oct 12, 2016 ]
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    The problem im having is the audio goes in and out while driving. Its installed in a ram truck 1500. I bought for my granddaughter. Do you have any recommendations how to fix it or setup?
    [ Frank  Jul 20, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings/connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Kenny  Jul 20, 2016 ]  Staff
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    Will this work in a 2015 Camaro ?
    [ Salazar32  Jun 05, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jun 06, 2016 ]  Staff
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    Does this dvd player play audio dvds I burnt myself?
    [ Chris  May 15, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    I do not know. IO installed it on a boat for a customer and it worked fine with regular DVD's
    [ MikeP  May 16, 2016 ]
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    Can anyone tell me if, in fact, this unit DOES play MP4 video files from a USB input? I see conflicting answers in the Q&A section and would love to hear from someone who has actually used it successfully before I purchase this DVD player. Thanks.
    [ roscodemitrio  Apr 03, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    All the info we have on file and supported by the owner's manual indicates the Soundstream VDVD-165 will support MP4 video files from a connected USB drive. If you want to check with the manufacturer directly, you can reach Soundstream at 323-724-4600 to find out for sure. I hope that helps.
    [ Larry  Apr 07, 2016 ]  Staff
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    Just to follow up on the MP4 question, in the "Details" it states it does play MPEG 4 video files. It does not from the USB drive?
    [ JJM31  Dec 15, 2015 ]
    1 answer
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    The information provided in the manual shows it will play MP4 files through its USB input.
    [ Paul  Dec 20, 2015 ]  Staff
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    Will it play a movie (MP4 format) from USB thumbdrive?
    [ Hai  Dec 04, 2015 ]
    1 answer
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    I have this model and it will not play MP4. Sorry
    [ Sherry  Dec 05, 2015 ]
    Q
    Will it output sound directly to a monitor with wireless headphones, or does it need a separate amplifier for sound?
    [ Rich  Nov 11, 2015 ]
    1 answer
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    Hello, yes the output will sound directly to a monitor, you do not need a separate amp for this.
    [ JOSEPH  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    Q
    Will this replace my broken VCR in my suburban?
    [ james  Jul 29, 2015 ]
    1 answer
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    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jul 29, 2015 ]  Staff
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    does this system run through the cars speakers?
    [ Brandon  Jul 16, 2015 ]
    4 answers
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    Yes as long as you run the audio through an amp or amp module in your stereo system
    [ David  Jul 17, 2015 ]
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    Hello it's does have an rca output for video & sound, if your vehicle has input access then this will play through your speakers, my vehicle was 2011 Ford Explorer that has the factory input Jacks, I use this dvd player to override the factory dvd & added more screens in the rear.
    [ JOSEPH  Jul 17, 2015 ]
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    yes
    [ DAVID  Jul 17, 2015 ]
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    If you head unit has rca input "not rca output" it will
    [ VICTORIA  Jul 17, 2015 ]
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    can you play an iphone through the usb connector in the front? is it compatible with the iphone?
    [ Kevin  May 03, 2015 ]
    1 answer
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    The unit's USB port does not support Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad
    [ Jeff  May 05, 2015 ]  Staff
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    Will it play Blue Ray DVDs?
    [ George  Dec 12, 2014 ]
    1 answer
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    No, George, The Soundstream VDVD-165 only plays DVD's. Blue Ray players cost considerably more. It does, however, play DVDs much better than any I've seen.
    [ GERALD  Dec 14, 2014 ]
    Q
    I have a v35 skyline coupe, and I do have a DVD navigation player connected to the original screen, my question is : does This DVD listed below, can replace that DVD navigation ? Regard, Ziad
    [ ziad sam  Oct 29, 2014 ]
    1 answer
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    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Jeff  Oct 30, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    What do I have todo to get this DVD to work / replace the OEM one that comes with the 08 Town and Country? This will be the 4th one done but this time with out warranty.
    [ Nick  Aug 25, 2014 ]
    1 answer
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    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Greg  Aug 26, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    How many monitors can I run off this unit?
    [ Sherman  Aug 05, 2014 ]
    2 answers
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    I JUST BOUGHT A TRUCK WITH YOUR SYSTEM IN IT BUT WE DO NOT HAVE A MANUAL TO WORK THE DVD PLAYER IT COME ON BUT WE CANNOT GET A VOLUM DOES YOUR SYSTEM RUN THRU CAR SPEAKERS OR SEAPARATE SPECKERS?
    [ DAREN  Aug 09, 2014 ]
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    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: This Soundstream DVD player only has one set of monitor outs. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Aug 06, 2014 ]  Staff
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    When you're watching a movie and shut off the vehicle, will the movie resume playing from the same spot when you come back? Or does it go back to the start?
    [ Reverend Ink  Mar 29, 2014 ]
    1 answer
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    Not sure. I would not buy this product. I have had one in my charter bus for less than a year and am going to have to buy a 30.00 local one to replace it because it will not suck in the DVD. I sent the one I ordered for a second bus back because it did not work correctly out of the box. Got a local one on that bus 30.00. Still working. Hope this is helpful.
    [ KEVIN H  Mar 30, 2014 ]
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