2-DIN Chassis: The Valor DDN-868W has a 2-DIN chassis (also
known as Double-DIN), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening.
The unit can be ISO-mounted using your vehicle's factory brackets and the
Note: As always, please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
6.2" Touchscreen LCD Monitor: The DDN-868W
Double-DIN navigation receiver features a 6.2" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touchscreen LCD
monitor. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 (WVGA) for a total of
384,000 pixels. The screen has a 120° horizontal viewing angle (60° left or
right), and a 90° vertical viewing angle (30° up and 60° down).
Touchscreen/Front-Panel Controls: This unit has touchscreen controls
with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. In addition to the
touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a
rotary-dial along the left edge of the screen.
Multilanguage OSD: The headunit's on-screen display text can be set
English, French, Spanish, or Chinese.
Display Type: The unit's integrated monitor can be set to
display a 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratio image when watching a movie.
Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the touchscreen monitor's
Color, Contrast, and Brightness (0-20).
Video Lockout: 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 pink wire (in the supplied harness) must be hardwired into
the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must
Built-in GPS Navigation System: The
built-in GoGoNav navigation system from EnGIS Technologies supports map data for
the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. A rich feature set delivers
multilingual voice guidance powered by Loquendo's compact yet high-performing
embedded Text-To-Speech (TTS), a 3 Million Points of Interest (POI) database,
Signpost and Lane Guidance, automatic rerouting plus many more features.
Map Data (via MicroSD): The unit comes supplied with a TeleAtlas
(2010) 2GB MicroSD-card which must remain
installed for navigation operation (comes pre-installed). The TeleAtlas MicroSD-card contains maps of the
United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, along with approximately 3 million points of interest.
Note: Please visit
www.gogonav.com for map updates.
GPS Antenna: The DDN-868W comes supplied with an external GPS antenna
which features a magnetic base and 10' antenna cord terminated by an SMB
connector which plugs into the back of the unit and mounts to the outside of
Map Display: As you travel, the DDN-868W's on-screen map
guides you to your destination with a highlighted route, directional arrows, and
turn directions at the top of the map (with estimated distance to next
maneuver). The bottom of the map indicates your current speed, the current time,
the remaining travel time, remaining travel distance, and your expected time of
arrival. If you depart from the original route, the navigation system
recalculates the route and provides new directions. You can adjust the map color
(Daytime/Nighttime) and orientation (2D/3D).
- 2D/3D Map: You can 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 Modes: Select between Day (for a bright
background), Night (for a black background) or Auto (to automatically switch
between the two). The display's brightness can also be adjusted manually.
Auto Zoom: The unit will automatically zoom in/out to a certain map scale level at the next maneuver or
intersection, as well as according to the speed of the car.
Voice Guidance (Text-To-Speech): In addition to
on-screen visual guidance, the DDN-868W utilizes turn-by-turn instructions with
Text-to-Speech voice guidance (powered by Loquendo) so you don't
have to take your eyes off the road. The unit offers 3 voice languages (English,
French, Spanish). You can also adjust the volume level of the voice guidance
Lane Guidance: Lane Guidance helps you safely prepare for your next
maneuver by displaying the correct lane(s) to stay in.
Signposts: Signposts provide a realistic representation of actual
signposts at complex highway junctions. As you approach a highway junction, the
signpost displays route shields, route directions, locality, exit, and lane
Turn-By-Turn Screen: The Turn-by-Turn Screen offers a more simplified
guidance mode. The Turn-by-Turn mode presents an enlarged maneuver image and
text to indicate the next turn. The distance remaining to the next maneuver is
indicated by the distance bar. The second maneuver is displayed at the top of
the screen with a smaller image and text.
Where To? Menu: The Valor multimedia navigation headunit
provides various ways to select your destination.
|Where To? Search||Description|
|Browse Map||Allows you to search for a destination by
touching the map. |
|Home||Store one home location to allow you to calculate
a route home from any current location.|
|Address||Input your destination address by house number,
street, and city. |
|Cities||Allows you to search by city's name. |
|Zip Code||Allows you to search by Zip Code. |
|Intersection||Allows you to search where to streets intersect.|
|POI ||Allows you to search for over 3-million points of
interests by Category, Name, City, or Telephone #. |
|Itinerary||You can create or edit itineraries. |
|Favorites||You can save your favorite places in the
navigation system, so you can quickly navigate to them later. |
|Recent Destinations||Choose from a list of recent destinations (up to
|Emergency||In case of an emergency, you can quickly search
for the nearest point of interest from your current position without
and complicated searching procedures. |
Turn List: The Turn List
presents a full list of all the maneuvers along your journey to your
Via Points: You can add up
to 20 via points (waypoints) along your calculated route.
Route Preferences: You can set the unit to calculate your
route by shortest distance or shortest time. You can also select for the
navigation unit to avoid U-Turns, Highways, Toll Roads, Unpaved Roads, and
Detour: This feature allows you to avoid part of the route or a
roadblock. You can set it for 100ft, 300ft, 500ft, 1mi, 2mi, or 3mi.
Auto Recalculation: The Valor DDN-868W will automatically recalculate
your route if you veer off the original calculated route so you can get back on
Speedometer with Speed Limit Warning: Your vehicle's speed is
represented in analog and digital format. You can also view the average and
maximum speed for your current trip. An audible warning is given when the speed
limit is exceeded. You can select the speed limit warning tolerance. Not all
roads will have speed limit data.
Fuel Costs: You can enter the current fuel price and your vehicle's
fuel consumption (City/Highway mpg) in order for the unit to calculate how much
you have spent in fuel along your route.
Simulation Mode: The unit can create a driving simulation of your
Shutdown Reminder: In case of unexpected shutdown during your journey,
the navigation system will remind you of the last destination when restarted.
24-Bit D/A Converter: TheDDN-868W is equipped with a high
performance 24-bit, 192KHz, multi-bit Sigma Delta modulation DAC which supports
sample rates from 8-192 kHz.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Valor DDN-868W is equipped with a
MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET
amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased
power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More
power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not
pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the
DDN-868W are as follows:
- RMS Power: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 10% THD)
- Peak Power: 45 watts x 4 channels (180 watts
2V/5ch Preamp Outputs: The DDN-868W features front,
rear, and mono-subwoofer 2V preamp outputs.
Subwoofer Level: You can
independently adjust the headunit's mono-subwoofer preamp output volume level
from -7 to +7.
Preset EQ: The in-dash navigation receiver features a
preset EQ (User, Jazz, Pop, Rock).
Bass & Treble: The
User mode lets you independently adjust the Bass & Treble between -7 and +7.
Fade/Balance Controls: You can individually adjust between -7and +7
for the unit's Fade and Balance. The unit's mono-subwoofer preamp output is
Loudness: You can turn the Loudness function on
to boost treble and bass frequencies at low volume levels.
Key Beep: The in-dash navigation headunit provides an
audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The
Valor DDN-868W features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset
48 Preset Stations: You can store up to 48 AM/FM station presets. The
unit features 3 FM bands and 1 AM band which can hold 12 radio stations each.
The preset stations can be entered manually or automatically. Once your preset
stations are set, you can easily scan through only your preset stations.
Local Seek Mode: In the Local Seek Mode, the unit will only
tune in stations with very strong signals during Seek tuning.
Front-Load DVD/CD Slot: The unit's DVD/CD-slot is front-loading and
sits above the screen so there is no extra step to slide-out the face to insert
Compatible Discs: The
Valor DDN-868W supports the following disc formats.
- DVD: DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW
- CD: CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, VCD
Compressed Media Playback: The DDN-868W also supports MP3/WMA
audio files, JPEG still image files, and MPEG video files burned onto DVD+R/RW,
DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs in ISO 9660 and Joliet format.
Electronic Skip Protection: This unit is equipped with a
high-speed flash memory buffer for skip resistant playback. This ESP offers skip
protection for DVD (2-3 sec), CD (10 sec), MP3 (100 sec), and WMA (200 sec)
Mechanical Vibration: The player has the ability to absorb a
certain amount of vibration to prevent disc skipping. The mechanical
anti-vibration ability rating is 1.0G (10-200Hz, X/Y/Z direction).
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 select the previous chapter, or the right
one-third of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing the top center of
the screen display playing information while pressing the bottom center displays
Direct Access: During DVD, VCD, or CD playback, you can use the
numeric keypad on the remote control to access a track or chapter directly.
Last Position Memory:
If the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while a disc is playing,
the next time disc is selected as the source, playback will resume from the
point where it left off.
Zoom Mode: Using the remote
control, you can change the magnification of the image from normal to Q1, Q2, or
Q3. While the image is enlarged, you can pan the screen up, down, left, and
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.
USB Port: The Valor DDN-868W features a front-panel miniUSB
(type-B) port and includes a miniUSB (type-B) to USB (type-A) adapter cable for
playing MP3/WMA (audio), JPEG (photo), and MPEG (video) files stored on your USB
thumb-drive or external hard drive. The USB port has the capability to support a
500GB external hard drive.
Note: The unit's USB port is not compatible iPod/iPhone or
SD Card Slot: The Valor DDN-868W features a front-panel SD
(Secure Digital) memory card slot for playing MP3/WMA (audio) JPEG (photo), and
MPEG (video) files stored on your SD-card media. The unit supports SD/SDHC
memory cards up to 32GB.
Front AV Input: This front-panel input consists of a stereo A/V 3.5mm
jack, allowing you to connect and external portable audio/video player. A 3.5mm
to composite AV adapter is supplied.
Rear AV Input: This rear-panel input consists of left and
right RCA audio jacks and an RCA composite video jack, allowing you to connect
external A/V equipment to this receiver.
Rear Video Output: A single RCA composite video output jack allows you add
an external monitor.
Camera Input: This
RCA composite video jack allows you connect an optional rear view camera. The
headunit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera
image when a rear camera is installed on your vehicle. When the shift lever is
in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view
camera. In the menu, you can switch the image from Normal to Mirror Image.
Note: The green/white wire in the wiring harness must be connected
to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching.
Bluetooth: Bluetooth hands-free communication is built into
this receiver, making it easy to integrate a Bluetooth enabled cellular phone
(this unit can pair up to 5 mobile phones). Bluetooth is a two-way wireless
communication system allowing you to make and receive cell phone calls or stream
digital audio from your Bluetooth enabled phone on the Valor DDN-868W.
- Hands-free Communications: The built-in Bluetooth hands-free
feature allows you to talk on your cell phone through the DDN-868W without
the need of holding it in your hand, which help avoid any traffic violation
by keeping the driver focus on the road. When you receive a call the
DDN-868W automatically switches to the Bluetooth mode; it can also be
programmed to answer calls automatically. The headunit is equipped with an
integrated front-panel microphone (there is no external mic input).
- Audio Streaming: The built-in Bluetooth audio streaming feature
allows you to stream digital audio from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone
to the DDN-868W and control the playback of the audio through the headunit's
Remote Control: The unit comes with a 40-button wireless remote
control with a numeric keypad (0-9) for direct access of chapters, tracks, and preset