External Device Controls
DVD Video Features
6.5" Widescreen TFT Display:
The Eclipse AVN5500 is equipped with a 6.5" Widescreen TFT low-glare display with touch
control. The LCD panel has 280,800 pixels (400 x 234 x 3) and an anti-glare
coating. The motorized screen slides down and out to allow you access to the
disc slots. You can also set the display panel to one of 6 angles between 0° and
30° for best
Dual Disc Slots: Behind the
motorized LCD panel, the AVN5500 has two disc slots: one for CDs and MP3 discs,
and another for DVDs and the supplied Eclipse Navigation disc. You can
independently load and eject discs from each slot, allowing you to listen to a
CD or MP3 disc while using the DVD navigation function.
Digital Signal Processor: The
unit's DSP offers three sound adjustments for total audio control:
- Soundfield Control: The
DSP's Soundfield Control features 5 distinctive acoustic environments to
match your listening tastes: Concert, Live, Cathedral, Club, and Theater.
- 9-Band EQ: Using the
touchscreen controls, you can adjust the following EQ bands +/-10dB in 2dB
steps: 63Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz, and 12kHz. In
addition, the unit's EQ has five memory presets for different music genres:
Pops, Rock, Jazz, Classic, and Vocal. You can also set the EQ to "Flat".
- Listening Position: The
digitally time-aligned listening position settings approximates the ideal
position of being equidistant from the speakers. You can select one of four
listening positions: front left, front right, all front, or all rear. You
can also set the balance and fade volume controls using the touch controls.
5-Volt, Low-Impedance Preamp
Outputs: To assure a clean, strong signal to connected amplifiers, the
AVN5500 has 3 pairs of 5-volt preamp outputs with an impedance of 55Ω.
High-voltage, low-impedance outputs give you a very high signal-to-noise ratio
and a wide dynamic range.
A/V Inputs/Outputs: The AVN5500
is equipped with one audio/video input with composite video and stereo RCA audio
jacks for connecting a VCR or game console. Video from the A/V input can only be
viewed when the vehicle is stopped and the parking brake engaged. The unit also
has a composite video output for connecting an external monitor; video is available from this output only when the vehicle is parked.
ESN Security: This unit is
equipped with the Eclipse Security Network. You can register a particular music
CD as a
"key" device which unlocks the security. If the registered CD is not
detected, the navigation and audio functions will be disabled when the main unit
is disconnected from and reconnected to the vehicle's battery. You can turn the
security on or off, or change the "key" CD as desired.
Rear View Camera Ready: The
AVN5500 has a dedicated rear port for plugging in the optional BEC105 (item
#099BEC105) Rear View Camera. The BEC105 is designed to assist you with rear
parking or eliminate the dangerous blind spot immediately behind your vehicle.
In the setup menu, you can select Auto or Manual operation of the rear view
camera. When Auto is selected, and the reverse gear detection wire is properly
connected, the image from the rear camera will appear on the LCD panel whenever
you put the vehicle in reverse gear. When Manual is selected, you can view the
rear view camera image by simply switching to the Rear View Camera source.
Optional Remote Control: The
AVN5500 can be controlled by the optional RMC105 wireless remote control (item #
External Device Controls
Sirius Satellite Ready: With
the optional Eclipse SIR-ECL1 Sirius Satellite Radio tuner (item # 099SIRECL1),
you can receive Sirius Satellite Radio programming on the AVN5500. Sirius
Satellite Radio offers more than 120 channels of original programming, including
65 commercial-free, digital-quality music channels, plus news, talk, sports,
entertainment, and children's programming. Sirius programming is available only
in the 48 contiguous states. A subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio is
required in order to receive Sirius programming.
HD Radio Ready: The AVN5500 is
compatible with the optional HDR105 HD Radio Tuner (item #099HDR105). When the
HDR105 is connected, you can enjoy the digital
sound quality of your favorite radio stations that are now broadcasting in HD.
Digital broadcasts from FM stations sound as good as CDs, and AM stations sound as good
as today's analog FM stations. The tuner has an E-LAN pass-through connection,
allowing you to daisy chain an Eclipse CD changer.
TV Tuner Ready: You can tune
local, over-the-air TV stations on the AVN5500 when the unit is connected to the
optional Eclipse TVR105 TV tuner unit.
CD Changer Ready: You can
connect up to two Eclipse 8-disc CD changers to the AVN5500 thorough the E-LAN bus
connector. The CH3083 CD changer (item #099CH3083) has a pass-through connection
to allow you to daisy chain another CH3083 changer. You can independently select
either changer from the head unit. The AVN5500 has the following CD Changer
controls: Direct Track Select, Direct Disc Select, Repeat Track, Repeat Disc,
Track Random, Disc Random, Track Intro Scan, Disc Intro Scan, Disc Skip, Track
Skip, Fast Forward, and Fast Reverse.
DVD Video Features
Safety Video Lockout: For
safety reasons, DVD video cannot be viewed on the built-in screen unless the
vehicle is stopped and the parking brake is engaged. Also, video is only available from the rear monitor output when the parking brake is engaged.
DVD Compatibility: The AVN5500
is compatible with DVD-Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD-ROM discs.
DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW playback is possible only when the discs are recorded in
the Video mode. Discs recorded in the VR (Video Recording) mode, and discs not
finalized will not play in this unit.
Operation Screen: When you want
to search for a specific chapter or scene, you can touch the screen to display
the Operation Screen. The top of the Operation Screen indicates the title and
chapter number, the title elapsed time, the current playback mode, and icons for
multiple angles, Dolby Digital, etc. The bottom of the screen provides you with
function keys for fast forward/reverse, play/pause, stop, search, menu, and
Rear Monitor Output: The
AVN5500 has an A/V output (composite video, stereo audio) to allow you to
connect a rear video monitor. Video is not avaiable from this output while the vehicle is moving; your vehicle must be parked to view video from this output.
DVD-ROM Navigation: The AVN5500
features built-in DVD Navigation, and includes one DVD-ROM disc from GDT
(Geographic Data Technologies) and NAVTEQ, containing the map database of the
United States and Canada (except for Hawaii and Alaska). The navigation system
uses maps and vocal instructions to guide you as you are driving. You can use
the unit's touch controls to make menu selections and to move the map around the
screen. Note: The included map data was compiled December 2004.
GPS: The unit uses the Global
Positioning System (GPS) to pinpoint your present location by using latitudinal
and longitudinal data received from three or more satellites. A GPS antenna is
included with the unit, and should be mounted in a position (inside or outside)
with a clear view of the sky.
Search Methods: The navigation
system gives you several methods for searching for a destination:
- Address: By simply
inputting the street name and street number, you can display a map showing
- Points of Interest (POI):
The map database contains some 5.99 million points of interest (parks,
schools, hospitals, restaurants, banks, etc.) which can be entered as a
destination. You can also display the icons of specific types of POIs on the
maps as you travel to show you the nearest gas station, restaurant, ATM,
grocery store, or hotel.
- Freeway Exit/Entrance: A
search can be initiated using the name of a freeway or an exit or entrance.
- City Search: The unit can
route you to a city's central area. Up to 5 favorite cities can be
conveniently grouped together.
- Coordinates: A map can be
displayed by directly entering the latitude and longitude coordinates.
- Emergency Search: In the
event of an emergency, a search can be initiated for the nearest police
station or hospital to your present position.
- Destination Archives: A
map can be retrieved using entries previously set in the destination
- Registered Points: A map
can be retrieved using your home or one of five points registered in the memory
as Quick Access Points.
Route Calculation: Once a
destination is selected, the AVN5500 will instantly offer three recommended
routes to choose from: Quick 1, Quick 2, and Short. Up to 2 roads can be
assigned as "must travel sections" so the unit will always include them in the
route. Up to 10 areas to avoid because of chronic traffic congestion or other
reasons can be input, so the unit will automatically work out the best detours.
You can also insert up to 5 locations as stopping points along the route to a
destination, and the unit will include those point when calculating the route.
Rerouting: If you accidentally
or on purpose leave the recommended route, a new alternate route will instantly
be recalculated and displayed. Typical rerouting takes only about 5 seconds.
Screen Adjustments: The unit
automatically switches between the day screen (for use during daylight) and the
night screen (for use at night) depending upon whether the vehicle's lights are
on or off. You can choose from five display colors for both the daytime and
nighttime screens, plus you can adjust the brightness and contrast of the
on-screen display at any time.
Zooming: You can change the
on-screen map scale to give you more or less detail. Using the touch controls,
you can zoom in to a street map scale of 75 or 150 feet, or zoom out to a map scale of 250
miles. Using the split screen function, you can combine maps of different scales
on the screen at the same time.