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Soundstream VR-345B

DVD receiver

Item #: 530VR345B

Soundstream's VR-345B DVD receiver gives you a gorgeous 3.4" fold-down LCD display in a smaller single-DIN...

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Soundstream's VR-345B DVD receiver gives you a gorgeous 3.4" fold-down LCD display in a smaller single-DIN...

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About the Soundstream VR-345B

Big features, small chassis

Soundstream's VR-345B DVD receiver gives you a gorgeous 3.4" fold-down LCD display in a smaller single-DIN (2" tall) chassis that can fit a wide variety of vehicles. Combine that with DVD/CD playback, Bluetooth®, a front USB port, an SD card slot, and you've got a little receiver with a huge multimedia upside.

Big features, small chassis

Soundstream's VR-345B DVD receiver gives you a gorgeous 3.4" fold-down LCD display in a smaller single-DIN (2" tall) chassis that can fit a wide variety of vehicles. Combine that with DVD/CD playback, Bluetooth®, a front USB port, an SD card slot, and you've got a little receiver with a huge multimedia upside.

Bluetooth means wireless

Bluetooth provides you hands-free calling convenience, plus a wireless connection to the songs stored on your compatible smartphone. Soundstream built in a sensitive built-in Bluetooth microphone for your calls, located on the receiver's faceplate for a simpler installation.

Ready for your video and audio

Soundstream's 3.4" LCD screen makes a great display for system and song info, and you can also use it to view movies and video from DVDs and other sources when your car is parked. If you want to take your show on the road, connect a video screen to the video output on the VR-345B and keep your passengers entertained. The receiver will play any MP4 video that you've loaded onto an SD card, USB device, or DVD.

When you're in the mood for music, you can slide in just about any disc, even a recordable DVD loaded with music files. And the SD card slot, USB port, and auxiliary input offer plenty of other ways to check out all your media. Want to add some punch to your soundtracks? This Soundstream includes five EQ presets for quick tone changes, and two sets of preamp outputs for connecting outboard amps.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in internal amp (20 watts RMS/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • 3.4" fold-down detachable LCD display
    • fits single-DIN dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, USB memory devices, and SD cards (see Details for full capabilities)
    • bass and treble controls with 5 preset EQ curves
    • loudness control
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB input (no iPod control), front SD card slot, front A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear)
    Other Information:
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    What's in the box:

    • Single-DIN multimedia receiver (10A fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring (installed)
    • Detachable face-plate (inside face case)
    • Face case
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed)
    • 4 Pan-head screws
    • Self-tapping screw
    • Rear stud bolt
    • Hex nut
    • Lock washer
    • Flat washer
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Owner's Manual
    • Bluetooth Connection Instructions
    • Video File Conversion Instructions
    • Owner's Registration Card

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (front)
    Audio/video Input Mini (front)
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone No
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 20 watts
    Peak Output 52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth Not givenHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size 3.4
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 2
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek/Scan
    Radio Data System No
    High-res Playback No

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    Display & Remote Features
    Disc/SD/USB Playback
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Radio Functions
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Display & Remote Features

    3.4" LCD Screen: The Soundstream VR-345B features a 3.4" color LCD screen for display of video & photo files, as well as song/artist information. The brightness of the display can be adjusted in 3-steps (low/mid/high).

    Parking Brake Detection: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to display video, the brown wire of the included harness must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged.

    Fold-down Detachable Front-Panel: The unit's front-panel must be folded-down to insert/eject a disc or SD card. You can detach the head unit's front-panel to deter theft (face case included).

    IR Remote: The Soundstream VR-345B includes an IR remote control for wireless operation of the multimedia unit.

    Disc/SD/USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The head unit's front-panel must be folded down to insert or eject a disc. The Soundstream VR-345B supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio and CD-R/RW discs. The unit can play back MP3/WMA music files and MP4/DivX video files recorded onto a compatible DVD-R/RW or CD-R/RW disc.

    Front-Panel SD-Card Slot: The Soundstream VR-345B is fitted with a front-panel SD-card slot (hidden behind fold-down front-panel) that will accept SD/SDHC memory cards (up to 32GB). The unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files, MP4/DivX video files, and JPEG photo files stored on a compatible SD/SDHC memory card.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Soundstream VR-345B is fitted with a front-panel USB (type-A) 2.0 port for connection of a USB mass storage class device; such as select digital audio players or thumbdrives. The unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files, MP4/DivX video files, and JPEG photo files stored on a compatible USB MSC device (up to 32GB).

    Note: The unit's USB port does not support Apple iOS or Android OS devices.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Soundstream VR-345B is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 2.0), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.4 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Pairing: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VR-345. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the VR-345B.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ integrated mic): The VR-345B supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's front-panel controls and carry on a phone conversation hands-free. An integrated front-panel microphone carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You can make a call by entering a phone number from the included remote, selecting a contact from your Phonebook list, or using the Call History Log of received/dialed/missed calls.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Soundstream VR-345B allows you to play back stored music and streamed music from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or audio player. You can control basic music playback functions (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from the VVR-345B. Advanced music navigation will still need to be done through your Bluetooth mobile device. This unit does not display song/artist information from connected Bluetooth audio devices. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Soundstream VR-345B is equipped with an AM/FM tuner with manual, preset, seek, and scan tuning.

    Preset Stations w/ Preset Scan: The VR-345B lets you store up to 18 FM and 12 AM preset stations. These presets can be stored manually or automatically. You can scan through each preset station for 5 seconds.

    Seek/Scan: The built-in tuner offers both seek and scan tuning. You can manually seek stations or scan through each station for 10 seconds.

    Mono: If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.

    European Tuning: The tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.

    Audio Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Soundstream VR-345B is equipped with a 20W x 4-channel (RMS)/52W x 4-channel (Peak) MOSFET amplifier.

    4ch/2V Preamp Outputs:  The VR-345B is fitted with front & rear 2-volt RCA outputs to connect an external amplifier with fader control.

    Preset EQ: Five EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve (User, Pop, Classic, Rock, Jazz) for different types of music. The User mode allows you to independently adjust the Bass & Treble.

    Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation.

    AV Connections

    Front-Panel AV Input: The unit features a front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input for connecting a temporary external A/V source, such as a MP3 player or game console.

    Video Out: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold separately). The video output will display whatever image is being being displayed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor. This includes the warning "Video Is Disabled For Your Safety" when trying to watch video from a DVD, USB device, microSD card, or AV input without the vehicle's parking brake engaged. You will need to engage the vehicle's parking brake to see video from these sources through the head units' video output.

    Rear-View Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional rear-view back-up camera (sold separately). This RCA input enables you to connect a rear-view camera to display the area behind your vehicle. The increased view encourages and facilitates safer driving. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (pink wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.9 seconds.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    that was within my budget [ B  Apr 28, 2018 ]
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    It looks cool. I really like the spider on the dial... [ Randy D  Feb 24, 2018 ]
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    NEEDED IT [ MELVIN  Sep 19, 2017 ]
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    Did a ton of comparison shopping and this unit had the features I wanted [ Domingo  Sep 12, 2017 ]
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    nice looking great features nice sound [ Manuel  Aug 19, 2017 ]
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    NO GOOD OPTIONS FOR 1.5 DIN [ Kristofor  Jul 06, 2017 ]
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    Great value! [ TOM  May 22, 2017 ]
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    Love the way it looks [ Jarrett  Mar 03, 2017 ]
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    I like the looks of it and it was in my price range [ Brandon  Feb 12, 2017 ]
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    for my RV, focused on value only. [ frank  Jan 16, 2017 ]
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    bad luck with fold out screens but like video [ ken  Dec 05, 2016 ]
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    wanted a dvd to fit my Z3 [ Joseph  Nov 23, 2016 ]
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    I like the features [ vaniety  Aug 24, 2016 ]
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    Just to tryout [ AUGUSTO  Aug 17, 2016 ]
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    I bought this radio based on comments I read on website. [ Jesus  Aug 07, 2016 ]
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    I wanted a backup camera screen that also had Bluetooth. [ Dusty  Jun 21, 2016 ]
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    for the back up camera on my truck. [ JOHN  Jun 07, 2016 ]
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    Replacement for my actual very old unit, love the features plus this unit is an upgrade, hopefully better sound and better overall performance. [ JOSE  May 24, 2016 ]
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    To be the cool kid on the block. [ Allison  May 23, 2016 ]
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    price size [ ARETHA  May 15, 2016 ]
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    Needed something to fit my car with a backup camera. [ Mr.  May 04, 2016 ]
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    Good price, right fit, decent reviews. [ Christopher  May 03, 2016 ]
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    One of the few affordable single DIN units still available. [ James  Apr 22, 2016 ]
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    I really liked and the price also [ Samuel  Mar 21, 2016 ]
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    Cheap but looks good [ jimmy  Feb 22, 2016 ]
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    It looks nice with the small DVD screen. Also the 20 watts amplifier per channel and all other features. [ Jose R.  Jan 14, 2016 ]
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    25 questions already asked

    Q
    What are the dimentions?
    [ Aaron  May 29, 2018 ]
    2 answers
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    Is is a standard single slot but I would not purchase this. NOTHING works on this thing! It is the most disappointing purchase I have ever made.
    [ JOHN  Jun 06, 2018 ]
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    It is a single DIN height
    [ CARL  Jun 06, 2018 ]
    Q
    will your phone gps navigation show on the units screen through bluetooth?
    [ adam  Oct 16, 2017 ]
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    No
    [ shane  Oct 16, 2017 ]
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    No. Just audio.
    [ Matt  Oct 16, 2017 ]
    Q
    Does this fit a 07 keep commander?
    [ Chris  Oct 29, 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.
    [ Kenny  Oct 29, 2016 ]  Staff
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    What is the size limit for usb?
    [ Blaine  May 27, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    The Soundstream unit supports playback of select music, video and photo files on a compatible USB MSC device up to 32GB in size. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159
    [ Larry  Jun 02, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Wll this radio work in a 2005 Chevy Silverado?
    [ Barry  May 05, 2016 ]
    2 answers
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    Yes, but you have to purchase the adapter kit and adapter special wiring harness.
    [ ROBERT F  May 08, 2016 ]
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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  May 06, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    "USB ERROR" What do I do? I'm just trying to watch movies off of my usb..
    [ Vinny  Sep 04, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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/.
    [ Jeff  Sep 09, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    If you have an SD navigation card will it work in this unit?
    [ Polly  Jul 27, 2015 ]
    2 answers
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    Sorry,I have no idea what your talking about. We only used it to show dvd's and play music in our camper,
    [ MICHAEL  Jul 27, 2015 ]
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    No - there is no GPS, so it won't do anything useful with map data.
    [ kenneth  Jul 27, 2015 ]
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    When I put in a CD it doesn't play it, it just spits it back out. Confused?
    [ Kyle  Jun 22, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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/.
    [ Krissy  Jun 22, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will the receiver support steering wheel control? (2002 jeep grand cherokee) and what do I need to make sure the steering control works?
    [ Noel  Apr 14, 2015 ]
    1 answer
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    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Apr 14, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    do i need to run a power wire from the unit to the reverse light along with the power wire for my backup camera and wire them together? or do i just need to wire the reverse light to the camera and run the av cable to the unit?
    [ Chad blu  Mar 28, 2015 ]
    3 answers
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    sorry the truck i put this unit doesn`t have a rear camara
    [ Chris  Mar 29, 2015 ]
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    U Need to power up both. The easiest is to run 12volts to a switch then from the switch to the radio. If u don't want to wire the backup lights to the radio. And u need to power up the camera as well
    [ marc  Mar 29, 2015 ]
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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/.
    [ Krissy  Mar 29, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will I have to cut all the wires on my radio and attach them to the new radio wires? I have a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 if this helps at all.
    [ (unknown)  Mar 22, 2015 ]
    7 answers
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    The easiest way to install to purchase a wiring harness for your make and model of vehicle.
    [ JEFFREY  May 31, 2015 ]
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    buy a wiring harness that plugs into your wiring harness and splices into the new radio harness and it might need a conversion module
    [ ROBERT F  Mar 23, 2015 ]
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    I don't think so. On our 2008 jeep Cherokee we only had to connect the proper adapter harness to the new Crutchfield unit and then plug into the Jeep factory harness for the unit. Our unit came with adapter harness'. It's pretty easy. It's pretty easy. You can ate up the adapter wires with connectors or solder. We soldered and insulbated well. The directions are easy to follow and tech support is good if you need it. Works great.
    [ Paul  Mar 23, 2015 ]
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    I don't know. I was changing from a Jensen RV radio and the plug was not the same. I spliced and soldered the wires.
    [ MICHAEL  Mar 23, 2015 ]
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    No, crutchfield will give you the proper connectors .
    [ CARL R  Mar 23, 2015 ]
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    You shouldn't have to cut anything. It's been my experience that Crutchfield sends the appropriate adaptor for your vehicle.
    [ Chance  Mar 23, 2015 ]
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    Shouldn't. It should come with the harness
    [ Zachary  Mar 23, 2015 ]
    Q
    I connect my radio but I only get sound when playing DVD?
    [ alanzo  Mar 15, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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/.
    [ Krissy  Mar 15, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you set stations without the remote?
    [ Michael  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    7 answers
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    no, have to have remote
    [ justin  Mar 18, 2015 ]
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    No, unfortunately the only way to establish the presets is with the remote. It's not the end of the world, but there are particular functions on the unit that require the remote. I find this unfortunate but that's just the way this unit is designed.
    [ Richard  Mar 13, 2015 ]
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    No you can't. It's the one downside I have seen with this head unit. Once you have set them with the remote you can easily change between them using the buttons on the face.
    [ Nathan  Mar 12, 2015 ]
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    Yes you can. This radio is great. I like it a lot.
    [ RODNEY  Mar 12, 2015 ]
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    Yes you can
    [ JOSH  Mar 12, 2015 ]
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    I don't think so. I use the remote every time.
    [ CAROLYN  Mar 12, 2015 ]
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    Yes. Anything you can do with the remote, can be done without the remote. It's just there for convenience.
    [ Sammy  Mar 12, 2015 ]
    Q
    If adding a rear view camera will it show on the screen when vehicle is in reverse or do you have to hit a button to make the camera show?
    [ Chad blu  Mar 05, 2015 ]
    2 answers
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    As long as you wire in the appropriate wire from the head unit into the vehicle's wiring loom correctly, the screen will auto switch. I found the correct instructions either from Crutchfield or on the web (or perhaps both). In my Suburban, there's a junction box to splice into just below the parking brake pedal, so it was quite easy.
    [ Lewis  Mar 06, 2015 ]
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    It has an input that you connect to the reverse light or other wire that gets power when putting in reverse. The unit then automatically switches to show the backup camera.
    [ Anders  Mar 06, 2015 ]
    Q
    Concerning the hands free calling feature, is there a MIC on this unit or an optional one to purchase separately? I read the manual online and there is no reference to there being a Microphone on this unit. What do you speak into during call?
    [ Cruthfield  Feb 18, 2015 ]
    8 answers
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    There is a mic in the unit. I'm nearly positive it's the tiny hole to the top left of the dial. The only time I've had trouble with it is when I'm driving on the freeway, the extra noise makes it hard for people to hear me.
    [ Michael  Feb 20, 2015 ]
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    You just talk, there is a mic in the unit
    [ Zachary  Feb 18, 2015 ]
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    We have been out of the country and never tried to use any calling features we have only used as a cd and dvd player. Sorry.
    [ MICHAEL  Feb 18, 2015 ]
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    there is a mic on the front panel and it works ok during calls if there is not a lot of extra noise inside your vehicle. There are no extra inputs for a external mic.
    [ Barry  Feb 18, 2015 ]
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    I honestly don't know what mic it is using. Maybe it's using the phones. However it works nobody has complained they can't hear me. On a side note. This unit is easiest to control with the remote.
    [ Chance  Feb 18, 2015 ]
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    There is no built in mic you use your phone mic I find that is is very clear even when my phone is on a mount or in the passenger seat
    [ tuwambae  Feb 18, 2015 ]
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    Built in mic works great
    [ CARL R  Feb 18, 2015 ]
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    Yes there is a mic on the feont of the radio
    [ Ingrid  Feb 18, 2015 ]
    Q
    After installing this unit, I have found the radio reception to be very poor. Is this a common trait of this model or is there something I could do to improve it?
    [ Shaun  Dec 20, 2014 ]
    6 answers
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    Hi Shaun, I had this SoundStream unit in my car for about a month & I came to the same conclusion. The tuner performance simply isn't sufficient. It was far below the reception quality of the original equipment unit it replaced. The BlueTooth was great, the unending source of audio sources was great, the video was a bit of a novelty but it might have been useful for a back-up cam. I never tried it. The displays were nice (except for the blue halo). It has "Scan" tuning, something I can't live without. But the tuner performance & the inability to use all of the unit's features through the front panel (some functions require the remote) led me to return the unit. I replaced it with the Blaupunkt Toronto420. Not as sexy as the SoundStream but the tuner is on-par with the OEM receiver. It also has seek/scan tuning. I gave up video but I wasn't really interested in video anyway. A 3" video display just doesn't cut it. I'm much happier with the Blaupunkt. The Blaupunkt is not without it's faults but overall I'm satisfied with it's performance. I now have 2 of them. If you want video plus acceptable FM tuning take a look at the Blaupunkt San Diego double-din. I considered this for one of my cars but the price tag made it a no-go. Very nice unit if you're after video. Hope this is helpful.
    [ Richard  Dec 30, 2014 ]
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    I too have noticed slightly diminished radio reception but to be fair I live in an area with terrible radio reception to begin with. Seems my factory unit had better reception but I will say that my Soundstream unit got great reception during a recent trip to a metropolitan area where the stations I listen too are broadcasting from.
    [ Will  Dec 23, 2014 ]
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    Oh dear, mine doesn't have super great reception either. Maybe it IS a trait :/ I thought it was just me & the fact that I went from an HD radio to this. Drat.
    [ CAROLYN  Dec 21, 2014 ]
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    I would check your antenna connection to the head unit. I have great reception with this unit.
    [ Nathan  Dec 21, 2014 ]
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    I don't have bad reception unless I go I to a ditch but try grounding your battery in three different places and the ground wire from the unit to two different metal parts as well as the normal ground wiring. It will lose the static and be a safety for shorting
    [ JOSH  Dec 21, 2014 ]
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    I bouht this same unit a few months ago, so far i have'nt had any problems, radio frecuency works great!!
    [ SANTOS  Dec 21, 2014 ]
    Q
    The owner's manual gives a poor description of the "Dual Zone Mode" at the bottom of Page 16. Before I purchase this model, can someone explain how this feature actually works? I would like to listen to Bluetooth music on all 4 speakers while the DVD plays to a TV with headphones in the rear compartment. (Some units mute the rear speakers in "Dual Zone Mode".)
    [ Jim  Dec 11, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Soundstream VR-345B DVD Receiver is not a dual zone receiver. It does have a video output for feeding a rear seat entertainment system, but it will not function in the manner requested. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Dec 21, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does Pandora work well? Will it automatically connect to Pandora if previously on that function? And will it display song info while playing on Pandora?
    [ marc  Dec 04, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes pandora streams well thru bluetooth! but it does not show tracks on the unit itself...just shows u r connected
    [ jeffry  Dec 05, 2014 ]
    A
    The unit doesn't diplay anything from your phone. It's a simple Bluetooth connection. What you play on your phone streams to the unit. It does immediately connect once paired ( talking included). For the price it's been a great unit. Do understand that use is easier via the remote.
    [ Chance  Dec 05, 2014 ]
    Q
    Can I install this DVD player into a truck camper and be able to wire it to a TV to watch movies?
    [ Patrick  Nov 02, 2014 ]
    4 answers
    A
    yes you can, the video output is standard for a composite video monitor or t.v.
    [ ROBERT F  Nov 05, 2014 ]
    A
    I bought mine to put in my 5th wheel RV and so far it works great. I have it ran to my TV thru rca plugs
    [ RUSTY  Nov 04, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes it has video output I have it wired to another larger video screen
    [ tuwambae  Nov 03, 2014 ]
    A
    I haven't done it but there is a video out connection. It shouldn't b a problem.
    [ Chance  Nov 03, 2014 ]
    Q
    I want to buy for Isuzu Sportivo 2005. But there's only Isuzu Ascender in the selection. Can I just buy it?
    [ Rachel  Sep 04, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    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  Sep 05, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Just for clarification on the video with just a regular setup to make sure I understand. It will only show video while it is parked for safety reasons, but you will still hear the audio while the car is moving?
    [ Ben  Aug 17, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes in regular setup that's how it works. I wired the pb wire in with the ground wire to make it play video anytime.
    [ Jason  Aug 19, 2014 ]
    A
    yes you still get the audio while driving
    [ James  Aug 18, 2014 ]
    A
    No, the entire av function doesn't work unless you are 'parked'. But this isn't a problem if you're willing to do a bit of DIY tinkering
    [ Jacob  Aug 18, 2014 ]
    Q
    Ok so I have two questions. One I saw it said no iPod control but if I connect my iPhone via USB will it play music, AND most importantly charge my iPhone? Two it has a display so if (and can) I connect a back up camera to it so it can display as I reverse.
    [ Nance  Jul 24, 2014 ]
    7 answers
    A
    My USB is kinda messed up when I got mine so I just use the head phone jack and your iPod will charge, and it does have the wire to hook up a back up camera. There are a couple flaws with mine but I'm pretty satisfied with it. Hope I helped
    [ Jacob  Aug 26, 2014 ]
    A
    As for iPhone, I use the Bluetooth connection and a car charger. The interface is pretty nice and this alows you to use the hands free calling built into the unit if you take a call. The remote will control the iPhone music app when synced. Also let's the navigation play through the head unit. It has a USB connection so I suppose you could plug your cable into it and charge your phone. For the camera, it has an A/V input and it should be compatible with most backup cameras. You'll just have to wire it specifically for your camera option. Hope this helps!
    [ Thomas  Jul 27, 2014 ]
    A
    It DOES charge but its a very small current so when I had it running GPS and streaming music the battery did not charge but it drained slower than usual. I'd suggest getting a high capacity car charger in addition to this (I got mine for like $6 on amazon) and if the music is stored on your phone in mp3 format it should play it via USB just fine. As to your second question, YES you can connect a back up cam to it and it will display on the screen.
    [ Michael  Jul 25, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes to the backup camera. RE the iPod control, not sure about that. But you can connect your phone to the radio via bluetooth.
    [ AppStar,  Jul 25, 2014 ]
    A
    This will play iphone because thats how i use it, and yes it does charge my iphone 5c. I has a small display and you can connect a back up camera!
    [ Ingrid  Jul 25, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, and yes
    [ CARL R  Jul 25, 2014 ]
    A
    You can hook a backup camera to the unit. You have to hook up to the wire that says rear camera that will hook directly into your reverse light. Also you can hook up a phone via Bluetooth but it won't charge that way I havent tried USB but I can try and let you know.
    [ Zachary  Jul 25, 2014 ]
    Q
    Just got this installed in my 1997 mercury tracer, tried to call for support but too late. Can't get the video to show on the screen. Displayed "warning! enjoy sound only when driving". What do you suggest?
    [ John  Jun 25, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    the video will only show on screen when the parking park is set and the transmission is in park. This is set up so you don't watch TV while driving.
    [ Tom   Jun 30, 2014 ]
    A
    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/.
    [ Krissy  Jun 25, 2014 ]  Staff
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