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Boss BV6824B

DVD receiver

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Our take on the Boss BV6824B

Boss Audio's BV6824B DVD receiver offers a great solution if you're not interested in having a touchscreen display in the dash, but want to keep the troops entertained during a long road trip. This receiver uses its two video outputs to send movies and other content to your backseat screens, as you control the entertainment with its simple control panel.

Versatility for your dash

Boss Audio's BV6824B DVD receiver offers a great solution if you're not interested in having a touchscreen display in the dash, but want to keep the troops entertained during a long road trip. This receiver uses its two video outputs to send movies and other content to your backseat screens, as you control the entertainment with its simple control panel.

Your media, on tap

This Boss Audio receiver provides plenty of ways to play your music. You can slip a store-bought or recorded CD into the slot, including discs burned with MP3 files, and you can play MP3 files that you've loaded on an SD™ card or USB drive. You can also hook a compatible Android™ phone into the USB port to play back music. You can connect other music players to the front-panel auxiliary input, while the rear-panel A/V input allows you to connect sources like a gaming console. With five preamp outputs, you can connect amps to get your system pumping.

Bluetooth® for your convenience

Once you pair your phone, you can answer your calls with the push of a button, and talk as if your caller is sitting next to you. Plus, the receiver supports Bluetooth audio streaming, so you can stream music wirelessly from compatible devices to the receiver, with basic control functions like play and pause.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (20 watts RMS/80 peak x 4 channels)
    • DVD video output requires external monitor (not included)
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
    • music file playback from select Android devices through USB input
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio/video features:
    • plays content from CDs, DVDs, USB memory and SD cards (see Details tab for full capabilities)
    • 4-preset EQ curves plus bass and treble controls
    • loudness
    • inputs: front auxiliary and USB inputs (no iPod/iPhone controls), SD card slot, rear A/V input
    • outputs: video output, 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, mono sub)
    Other information:

    What's in the Box:

    • DVD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Faceplate
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim-ring
    • Power/ground harness
    • Speaker harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
    • 58" Composite video/stereo RCA cable
    • 58" Stereo minijack-to-RCA cable
    • 2 Removal tools
    • 2 Brackets
    • 4 ISO-mount screws
    • Drawstring pouch
    • User's Manual
    • Warranty/Registration Card
    • Warranty Extension note

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    Boss BV6824B Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (6 Reviews)


    ChucksB from Florida on 1/11/2015

    2009 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    terrible product. cheap manufacturing and poor sound.

    Pros: non

    Cons: cheap construction. wont last

    Not bad

    Rin from AZ on 6/30/2014

    2011 Ford F-150 FX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio function fine for my RV. I would not use this unit for my car, just because I would want more features.

    Pros: Inexpensive, plays DVD's and easy install.

    Cons: No EQ, phone pairing isn't very easy.

    Boss BV6824B

    Anonymous from Sparta, IL on 5/4/2014

    1999 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio and excellent value.



    Total pain

    DominicS from Las Vegas, Nv on 3/7/2014

    2008 Suzuki SX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This product does not fit right into my car. I had to literally fabricate all new mounting hardware jerry-rigged from the old mount (factory) and the mounting gear that came with the stereo. Then printed on the stereo it says that it takes M5x6mm screws, this is untrue. I had to go to the hardware store and buy longer screws due to the ones provided and the ones used on the previous stereo were too short to screw the new mounting hardware onto the stereo unit. Then I had to drill and chamfer the holes so that the screws which were too big could grab and tap. Once this was all done I installed into my car and the sound quality was much improved, unfortunately, the user interface is quite janky. Most of the functions are controlled by the remote and the lag from the remote as well as the few buttons on the face have huge lag. I would not recommend this product unless you are buying it and having a shop install it so you don't have to deal with the hassle.

    Pros: Good sound quality and volume.

    Cons: Installation time/effort, bad user interface, overly complicated functions, not exactly an improvement visually over the factory stereo, bad quality control.

    A little cheaper than expected

    2_Serious from Northeast Iowa on 2/20/2014

    2007 GMC Sierra 2500/3500 Classic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit because it was cheaper, but still offered Bluetooth capabilities. I wanted a double din with those features and I wanted a unit that didn't go overboard with flashing lights and colored displays. I have to admit it meets those requirements. However, the construction is a lot "cheaper" than I thought it would be. The unit just feels like it's of a lower quality. I'm OK with the unit overall, because it's in a vehicle that sits most of the time and I wanted something lower cost. If I was putting something in my primary vehicle, I would definitely spring for a more expensive, better built unit.

    Pros: - Bluetooth - Nice look and fit - Very simple to operate

    Cons: - Low quality build construction - Very minimal sound adjustments - Poor quality Mic

    not happy

    Joe from 06804 on 2/6/2014

    2006 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It worked for the first day. I don't know if it is normal quality issues for boss radios but I would not try this brand again. At least for the day it worked it was easy and looks like a value radio.

    Pros: Easy to use.

    Cons: Worked for one day. Hopefully it was only mine.


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input 3.5mm (front)
    Audio/video Input RCA(r)
    USB Input Front
    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 N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    iPhone N/A
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 80 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 3-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 10 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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    Display & Remote Features
    Disc/USB/SD Playback
    Built-in Bluetooth + Tuner
    Audio/Video Section

    Display & Remote Features

    Detachable Faceplate: The Boss BV6824B features a detachable face to deter theft. A drawstring storage pouch is included to protect face when its detached.

    Single-Line LCD: The Boss head unit features a single-line, front-panel LCD with blue button illumination.

    2-DIN Chassis: The BV6824B 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 factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    IR Remote: The Boss BV6824B includes a 48-button IR remote control for complete wireless operation of the DVD receiver.

    Disc/USB/SD Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Boss BV6824B features a single disc player that will playback DVD-video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit also supports playback of MP4 video, JPEG photo, and MP3/WMA music files on disc.

    SD-Card Slot: The Boss DVD receiver features a front-panel SD-card slot, hidden behind its detachable face. The BV6824B supports playback of MP3/WMA music, MP4 video, and JPEG picture files loaded onto a SD/SDHC memory card. The detachable face-plate must be removed in  order to insert or eject a SD/SDHC memory card.

    USB Port: The BV6824B is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port for connection of a USB mass storage class device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), digital audio players, or thumbdrives. The unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music, MP4 video, and JPEG picture files loaded onto a compatible USB msc device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The unit's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

    Playback  & Search Functions: The Boss BV6824B provides a variety of playback and search functions for disc, SD, and USB music files.

    • Direct Search: The unit's remote control can be used to directly access a specific track or file.
    • Intro Scan: During music playback, you can play the first 10 seconds of each track or file.
    • Variable Speed Playback: The unit offers Fast Forward/Reverse (2, 4, 8, 20x) and Slot Motion (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/7) playback.
    • Repeat/Random: The BV6824B offers Repeat (Track/All/A-B) and Random (All/Folder) modes.
    • Zoom: The Zoom function allows you to zoom in (1, 2, 3, 4x) and out (1/2, 1/3, 1/4x) on a picture. During Zoom mode, you can pan the picture left/right and up/down.

    Parental Protection: The DVD system has a built-in Parental Lock feature to prevent unauthorized persons from viewing restricted disc content. By default, the rating system is unlocked. You can choose from 8 different levels of Parental Lock. Once setup, the parental lock is released only by entering the user 4-digit password.

    On/Off Eject: A disc, USB device, or SD-card can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc, USB device, or SD-card is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.

    Auto Reload: If an ejected disc is not removed within 20 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust.

    Built-in Bluetooth + AM/FM Tuner

    Bluetooth Technology: The Boss BV6824B DVD receiver is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, providing hands-free communication and audio streaming for added convenience and safety in the vehicle.

    • Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Boss BV6824B allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone; including Apple iPhone, Android smartphones, Blackberry, and more. The head unit will display the caller's phone number and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer or end a call through the head unit's front-panel controls. The BV6824B allows you to carry on the phone conversation using the head unit's integrated microphone and your car audio speakers. Your music will mute automatically during a call. You can make a call by using the numeric keypad on the included remote control, or use your mobile phone to make the call and have the conversation transferred to the BV6824B (there is no phonebook transfer). You can also quickly redial a phone number from the head unit.
    • Wireless Audio Streaming: The Boss BV6824B also allows you to play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone/tablet, iPod/iPhone, Blackberry, or other device using a Bluetooth connection. You can control basic music playback functions (Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) of from the BV6824B. Advance music navigation and song/artist information will still need to be handled through the Bluetooth mobile device. This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.
    Note: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the BV6824B. 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 Boss BV6824B.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Boss BV6824B features a built-in AM/FM tuner w/ RDS. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. The BV6824B features 3 FM banks and 2 AM bank for storing presets (automatically or manually). You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets (total of 30). Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. You can also switch between Stereo/Mono modes for better reception.

    Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.

    Audio/Video Section

    320W (Peak) Amplifier + 2V/3Ch RCA Outputs: The Boss BV6824B DVD receiver employs a 80W (peak) x 4ch amplifier. The BV6824B also features a stereo RCA 2V line output and a mono-RCA 2V sub output.

    • EQ Presets: You can choose between 4 preset modes - Pop, Rock, Classic, Flat, or Off.
    • Bass & Treble: In addition to the EQ Presets, the BV6824B offers independent Bass & Treble control.
    • Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer at lower volumes.
    • Dynamic Range: This function reduces a Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range so you can hear quieter dialog without being overwhelmed by loud sections.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    Front-Panel Aux Input: The Boss BV6824B is fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm input for connection of a portable audio device, such as your Apple iPod/iPhone.

    A/V Input: The Boss BV6824B's rear-panel A/V input consists of a composite video jack and stereo RCA jacks. The A/V input allows you to feed an external source's audio signal to the in-dash receiver and video signal to a connected external monitor.

    Dual Video Outputs: Dual composite video outputs allow you to an add external monitors, such as rear headrest or overhead monitors (sold separately). The video outputs will display a video signal from a DVD, SD/SDHC memory card, USB device, or the AV input source on an external monitor. You can adjust the aspect ratio and picture settings for the video outputs.

    • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Pan&Scan, 4:3 Letter Box, or 16:0 Wide-Screen.
    • Picture Adjustments: Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Saturation, and Sharpness.

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    Customer Q&A

    3 questions already asked

    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  Jan 31, 2014 ]  Staff
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone or online chat to discuss compatibility with your current system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and gear to see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff  Dec 30, 2013 ]  Staff
    For info on how the this receiver will integrate with your factory system please contact an Advisor by phone or chat. They'll be able to help determine if this will work with the factory display. [ Jeff  Dec 06, 2013 ]  Staff