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Our take on the Valor ITS-700W by Crutchfield's Matt Holliday
The Valor ITS-700W DVD receiver brings DVD movies to your vehicle at a great price. Your movies come through bright and clear on the motorized, 7" LCD screen when you're parked, and you can also use the touchscreen to scroll through menus. On the go, the ITS-700W will play all your CDs, including your recordable discs you can even load a DVD with MP3 and WMA files for days of music from a single disc.
The ITS-700W includes an audio input for adding a portable music player or other music source. You can use the receiver's video outputs to connect rear seat video screens, and keep your passengers entertained while you drive. A built-in Dolby® Digital stereo processor makes your movie soundtracks sound great, and you can hook up an amplifier and subwoofers to the preamp outputs to add movie-theater style punch to your 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.
What's in the Box:
- AM/FM/DVD/CD receiver with retractable 7" LCD screen
- Trim ring
- Wiring harness (with 10A mini ATM fuse in an in-line fuse holder)
- 8.25' Parking brake detection wire (pink wire with male bullet connector on one end and bare wire on other end)
- Wireless 40-key remote control
- CR2025 Lithium battery (installed in remote)
- External 3.5mm auxiliary input module with attached 38" cord terminated by a stereo RCA input
- Screen cleaning cloth
- Rubber bushing
- Metal rear support strap
- Rear support screw
- 2 Small philips-head screws
- Self-tapping screw
- Pan-head machine screw
- Two-sided self-adhesive pad
- Owner's Manual
- ITS-700W Multimedia Wiring Diagram
- One Year Limited Warranty card
- DVD/CD receiver with built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS/40 watts peak x 4 channels)
- 7" motorized, retractable LCD screen
- plays DVDs, CDs
- plays WMA and MP3 files on DVD and CD
- Dolby Digital decoder
- inputs: one audio input
- outputs: two video outputs, and front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs
- DVD signal-to-noise ratio: 80 dB
- FM sensitivity: 8.5 dBf
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs
Features and Specs
|Memory Card Slot||No|
|Satellite Radio Ready||No|
|RMS Power Output||17 watts|
|Peak Output||40 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||2 volts|
|Key Button Color||Blue|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||8.5 dBf|
|Radio Data System||No|
Inputs and Outputs
7" Motorized TFT LCD Touch Screen: The Valor Multimedia ITS-700W DVD single-DIN receiver is equipped with a 7" fully electronic motorized-retractable LCD touch screen monitor. The monitor has a total of 336,960 pixels and a resolution of 480 (W) x 234 (H). The LCD display features a 300:1 contrast ratio with a brightness adjustment from -10 to +10 for added convenience. When the LCD screen is open you can adjust the panel angle forward or backward (1-5) for the best view. The LCD monitor has a 120° horizontal viewing angle (60° left and right), and a 90° vertical viewing angle (30° up and 60° down).
2nd Display: In addition to the video monitor, the ITS-700W also has a supplemental 2nd display on the front of the LCD panel. When the LCD monitor is closed, the 3-7/16" long, dot matrix blue/white display indicates the time, tuning frequency, track, and other text information.
Hard Key Controls: In addition the unit's touch screen controls the ITS-700W also features hard-key controls along the front panel of the unit.
Video Lock-out Feature: For safety and legal reasons, the ITS-700W features a video lock-out feature to prevent the viewing of a video source on the unit's LCD monitor while the vehicle is in motion. To watch a video source on the unit's LCD monitor, the vehicle must be parked with the ignition in the ACC or ON position and the parking brake engaged. Rear video screens that are connected to his unit are not effected by this feature and can be viewed at all times.
DA Converters: The ITS-700W is equipped with a 6-channel, high performance 24-bit, 192kHz, multi-bit Sigma Delta modulation digital-to-analog converter for superb sound quality reproduction.
Dolby Digital: The Valor ITS-700W uses a Zoran LSI (Large Scale Integrated Circuit) chip for all 5.1 digital surround sound processing. This state-of-the art chip allows for Dolby Digital decoding of DVD discs and audio playback through the unit's 5-channel preamp outputs (Front left/right, Rear left/right and Sub).
AM/FM Tuner: The single-DIN unit features a built-in AM/FM tuner with 3 FM bands and 1 AM band that can each hold 12 station presets which gives you a total of 36 FM presets and 12 AM presets to easily choose from. The unit's presets can be manually or automatically tuned for each selected FM or AM band. In addition you can scan through a selected band's 12 preset stations. The tuner also features Local Station Seeking which allows you to only seek radio stations with a strong signals.
EQ: This unit has 10 EQ presets: Jazz, Pop, Classic, Rock, News, Urban, Rave, Movie, Techno, and Flat. In the "User" mode, you can adjust the bass and treble levels from -7 to +7.
Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies in sound ranges at low levels. This feature can be turned On or Off.
Subwoofer Level: The unit features a dedicated subwoofer preamp output that can be adjusted from -7 to +7 so you can dial in the appropriate amount of subwoofer bass for your system.
Remote Control: The unit comes with a 40-button wireless remote control with a numeric keypad for direct access of chapters, tracks, and preset stations.
Disc Compatibility: This unit is compatible with DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R. DVD+RW, Audio CDs, CD-R, CD-RW, and Video CDs. It can also play MP3, WMA, and JPEG files burned onto CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs. In addition the unit supports MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 video files; including avi and Xvid.
Key Area Touch Screen Controls: When playing back a DVD, you can touch certain key areas of the LCD screen to access specific functions of the unit. You can access the following functions by pressing the areas listed below on the LCD monitor.
- Area A (Left top corner of screen): returns the unit to the Main Menu
- Area B (Top middle portion of screen): displays playing information
- Area C (Left bottom corner of screen): selects previous chapter DVD
- Area D (Right bottom corner of screen): selects next chapter of DVD
- Area E (Bottom middle portion of screen): displays the on-screen controls and different mode displays of menu
- Area F (Right top corner of screen): displays the GOTO search menu on the screen directly
TV Shape: You can select the unit to display either a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio of the video or image.
View Mode: You can select from one of the following view modes for a 4:3 or 16:9 video or image - Fill, Original, Auto Fit, and PanScan.
Fast Forward/Reverse: The unit features a variable fast forward and fast reverse. You can select either 2x, 4x, 8x or 20x for forward or reverse.
Direct Chapter and Track Selection: During DVD and CD playback, you can use the numeric keypad on the supplied IR remote controls to access a chapter or track directly.
Angle Mode: Some DVDs contain scenes that have been shot simultaneously from different angles. For discs recorded with multiple angles you can us the Angle feature on the remote to select from the images various angles.
Zoom: The Zoom feature on the remote control allows you to enlarge and pan through the video image on the unit's LCD monitor. The Zoom features has 3 settings (Q1, Q2 and Q3).
Parental Lock: The DVD system has a built-in parental lock feature to prevent unauthorized persons from viewing restricted disc content. The unit features an 8-level rating system protected by a user-customized 4-digit password.
Auxiliary Input: The ITS-700W has an auxiliary, stereo RCA input for connecting an external portable audio source to the multimedia player. The ITS-700W also comes supplied with an external 3.5mm auxiliary input module with an attached 38" cord terminated by a stereo RCA connectors that connect to the unit's stereo RCA auxiliary input. The external 3.5mm auxiliary input module can be mounted under or on the dash and used as a front auxiliary input for easier connection to your external portable audio devices. The auxiliary input module can be mounted with the supplied Phillips-head screws and two-sided self-adhesive tape. The auxiliary module measures 1.445" wide x 0.765" tall x 1.965" deep.
Audio/Video Outputs: There are two composite video outputs for feeding video signals to optional video monitors.
5-Channel Preamp Output: The unit features five 2-volt preamp outputs (Front L/R, Rear L/R, Subwoofer).
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