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Kenwood DDX471HD

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Kenwood's DDX471HD DVD receiver delivers an impressive set of features for your car audio system upgrade. You'll enjoy compatibility with many iPhone® apps, comprehensive iPod®/iPhone controls, a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, and Bluetooth® capability. You'll take control from a bright 6.1" touchscreen with a simple menu that makes it easy to dive right in, so you can start enjoying its many features. You can even adjust the button color to match your dash.

It's got the goods

Kenwood's DDX471HD DVD receiver delivers an impressive set of features for your car audio system upgrade. You'll enjoy compatibility with many iPhone® apps, comprehensive iPod®/iPhone controls, a built-in HD Radio™ tuner, and Bluetooth® capability. You'll take control from a bright 6.1" touchscreen with a simple menu that makes it easy to dive right in, so you can start enjoying its many features. You can even adjust the button color to match your dash.

Easy Bluetooth pairing with your iPhone (and works with Siri, too)

The DDX471HD's Apple Auto Pairing automatically recognizes your iPhone when you plug into the USB port and sends a pairing request. Just press a button on the receiver's touchscreen and your iPhone is paired. If you've got an iPhone with Siri, you can access Siri through the receiver — no need to pick up the phone or change what you're doing.

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The DDX471HD sports a clean, easy-to-use interface.

App control

The DDX471HD offers fingertip control over your Pandora® Internet radio stations when your smartphone's connected by USB (iPhone) or via Bluetooth (Android and iPhone). Kenwood's iPhone App Mode lets you stream video content from sources like Netflix and YouTube when your car's parked . Another big plus — load Garmin's impressive Street Pilot app on your iPhone 4 or 4S, and you can display maps and directions on the receiver's screen, so you can stay on course during your travels.

Enjoy music and videos

And if you think that radio has "jumped the shark," try out the crystal clear sound of the built-in HD radio tuner and access the additional channels broadcast by participating stations. If you spend a lot of time in your car, you should consider adding an optional SiriusXM tuner to this Kenwood — you'll be able to check out the in-depth music, news, and entertainment programming offered on satellite radio, and your favorite stations will never fade away.

You can watch your favorite DVDs or iPod video on the built-in screen whenever you're parked. But if you're traveling, you can entertain your back seat passengers while you drive — just set them up with an external screen and wireless headphones and they can watch video content while you drive.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and this Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

Note: Bluetooth compatibility with this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in internal amp (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen with variable color button illumination
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • Siri voice control with select iPhones
    • playback and control through USB of music files on compatible Android devices
    • Pandora control with iPhone
    • iPhone App Mode with limited control of apps like Netflix and YouTube
    • display function for Garmin "Streetpilot" navigation app for iPhone 4/4S
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    Audio/video features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with 8 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer controls
    • speaker type setting
    • works with SiriusXM tuner (not included)
    • inputs: rear USB input, dual rear A/V inputs, input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: rear A/V output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:

    What's in the Box:

    • Double-DIN DVD receiver w/ built-in 6.1" monitor (10A fuse)
    • Sleeve (attached)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • 6.5' Parking brake wire (light green)
    • Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • 6 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
    • 6 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
    • Instruction Manual (English)
    • Instruction Manual (Spanish)
    • Instruction Manual (French)
    • Warranty card

    It's the best head unit I had yet, but it doesn't have its down falls.

    Devon, Pa


    Kenwood DDX471HD Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (47 Reviews)

    Became no longer available about 2 weeks after I purchased it

    Nick D. from California on 12/26/2014

    2007 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The user interface is really good. The sound quality isn't as good as what I expected. As much as Crutchfield does a good job of selling online, next time, I'll go to a local retailer to demo and really listen to units before I buy and put them in my truck. I've spent a lot of time getting it into my dash, so I'll leave it in. But I would really recommend listening to sound quality before I go out and purchase.

    Pros: fits nicely in dash. Crutchfield did a good job of getting the panel I needed. Great user interface.

    Cons: Sound quality isn't as good as I had hoped. Screen is tough to see when it's really sunny out. When using the steering wheel controls, it makes beeping noises as you are raising or lowering the volume. When you use the volume knob on the unit itself, no beeping... And it became unavailable for purchase about 2 weeks after I bought it. That was a little slimy to sell me something without saying that it was about to be discontinued.

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    Devon from Pa on 12/5/2014

    2014 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's the best head unit I had yet, but it doesn't have its down falls.


    Cons: For some reason when I have my phone plugged into the usb it won't play my spotify, but it will play over Bluetooth? Makes no sense. Also when you first configure your Bluetooth there's a default setting that makes all your sound go the front speakers, but you just need to change it to all.

    What's not to love

    Bill.B from Phoneix, AZ on 12/2/2014

    2012 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this unit in my 2012 Toyota Tacoma regular cab. Since I already had a Kenwood receiver in my truck the swap was super easy. The nice big display is very easy to navigate, and who needs a manual? When switching between HD Radio and Siruis there is no delay, it's instant change. The only downside I have is that it takes a few seconds for the system to power up.

    Pros: Excellent Interface, great sound (with aftermarket speakers and sub), great set of features.

    Cons: Probably takes about 10 seconds to boot up

    Great Receiver

    David from Texas on 11/30/2014

    2012 Mazda 6
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Unit: The unit itself has a great build quality and feels very solid mounted in my car. While everything works great and menus and such are fairly straightforward to navigate, I live in Texas and in the summer when the sun is shining the screen does suffer a lot of wash out/glare. Bright outside light also fades the button backlighting to be mostly non-visible HD Radio: The HD Radio works well, I like that the unit has the ability to type in which station you want directly with an on-screen keypad. Station name, current title, and whatever flavor text the station is broadcasting is displayed on the screen. My only gripe is that when you go to an HD station it will begin playing in SD, followed by maybe one second worth of garbled noise as it automatically switches to HD. Pandora: My phone (A Samsung Galaxy S3) doesn't run any stock operating system, rather I initially had the AOKP OS installed. When I was running AOKP, the Pandora integration failed. This was more a problem with the OS I was running on my phone though. A little while later I installed the CyanogenMod OS and the Pandora integration has been working since then. Backup Camera: I purchased the Clarion CC510 Backup Camera to use with the receiver. Installation of the camera to the receiver was painless, the receiver has an indicated port on the rear that shows where to connect any camera you may purchase, and the included receiver manual goes into great detail with diagrams and everything.

    Pros: -Solid build quality -Good menu design -All features that I use work (HD Radio, Pandora, Backup Camera)

    Cons: -Bright outside light (e.g Sun) will cause the button back lighting and the screen itself to fade and be hard to see -HD Radio Tuner will connect to an SD version of a station followed by taking a second or less to automatically transition to the HD version - During this transition the music is a little garbled

    Pure Bliss!

    Jacob from Illinois on 11/21/2014

    2005 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome! Plays's DVD's Bluetooth audio streaming from my iPhone Bluetooth calling/talking is awesome!


    Cons: None!

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    Wjames from VA on 11/14/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I needed to replace the head unit in my wife's 04 Durango, going into this knowing I will need to modify the dash to fit it. And I have to say, it looks Good, Works Great and gave new life and sound to the old speakers. Now planning the same install for my 07 Ram.

    Pros: Very easy to use, sound quality is great and the ability for making and receiving cell calls is Really Nice.

    Cons: The Mic could be a lil bit better quality. But I will buy another for my truck.

    Nice unit!

    Anonymous from Blissfield mi on 11/12/2014

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great exactly what I wanted



    Awesome unit

    Anonymous from Washington D.C. on 11/6/2014

    2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything I was looking and more. The app control with iPhone was a big plus



    Good unit

    Luke from United States on 11/4/2014

    2012 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good sound with the unit.



    Great Head Unit

    Anonymous from Atlantic City, NJ on 10/29/2014

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to install, fairly intuitive to setup and use. Sound quality is great, DVD's look great. Once bluetooth is setup, I jump in my truck, pandora starts playing where it left off, and phone is ready to go. I don't see the need to spend more money on the more expensive unit unless you need navigation. With a Droid, Google maps talking directions comes through the speakers but doesn't appear on the screen. Great buy!



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    Steve P from Chatsworth, NJ on 10/21/2014

    2010 Ford F-150 FX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Put in my F150, looks great, sounds great, easy to use, Bluetooth and DVD work perfectly

    Pros: Ease of use Display Sound Quality

    Cons: n/a

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    JeffB from Wichita, KS on 10/19/2014

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Over all I like this unit. The screen packs a lot of information, looks good, and is fairly easy to use. Getting some of the settings done correctly at set-up take a little reading and flipping back and forth. At night, in shade or a not too sunny day the display is perfect. In bright sunlight the screen gets "washed out" and can be difficult to see. Matched with the Metra harness and trim kit, it was an easy install.

    Pros: Looks good. Lot's of info that is fairly easy to use. Bolted right in to my Tacoma with a very solid and secure mounting.

    Cons: Initial set-up a little "fiddly" (particularly getting the Ipod set up). The screen washes out in bright sunlight.

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    William J from Chandler, AZ on 10/17/2014

    2009 Nissan Versa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed effortlessly with all included cables. Added backup camera and license plate combo, which worked perfectly with amazing picture quality and unsurpassed visibility, even in bright sunlight.

    Pros: Easy installation. Looks perfect in dash. Works perfectly and sounds great!

    Cons: Can't think of any.

    works great

    Randall from Charleston, SC on 10/17/2014

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got this to pair with a new backup camera. Works great. Only down side is it doesn't include a remote.

    Pros: Ease of use. HD radio is a nice feature.

    Cons: No remote.

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    Bob in New Orleans from New Orleans on 10/10/2014

    2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have had this installed for a month now. The sound is very good, Lots of features and adjustments. Plays CDs, DVDs, IPOD/IPHONE via Bluetooth and wired, all with excellent results. However, all of the many screens are too complicated to use while driving. Despite a very large touch screen, Kenwood only uses a very small area to become touch buttons which is very difficult to use while driving and takes a real focus on the display to touch the screen on the precise small spot. But after awhile you start to know where the button is and you can gain enough proficiency to drive and select a new radio station without crashing. You would never be able to scan for a new radio station or change the tone settings while driving in heavy traffic without an accident. At night the screen is beautiful, but in bright light the screen is almost totally unreadable. Check the other review and note this comment is prevalent, I will repeat this since it think it is really significant - the screen is horrible in bright daylight. All that said, it links to my iPhone effortlless and starts playing from my music collection just where I left off, so once you have things going, you don't need the display. Telephone performance is pretty impressive, the blutooth is clear and the integration with the iPhone is outstanding.

    Pros: Integration with Iphone is outstanding (Bluetooth) Sound quality is very good Lots of features, lots of adjustments

    Cons: Display is useless in bright light conditions Documentation is severely lacking, there are a lot features that have no mention in the documentation. For instance only front speakers are used when you use Bluetooth for music, but if you dig into the submenu you can play music through all speakers. The multiple menu screens are really too complex to use while driving and have very small touch screen buttons.

    Great Value

    Kilovars from Phoenix, AZ on 10/7/2014

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great deck especially for the money. I compared against other similar products, spec's and figured I'd give it a try. I've owned their products in the past and it was a bit over marginal but this seems to be on the higher end considering all that I checked out in the price range. I would buy this deck and the brand again with no questions asked.

    Pros: Easy to install and operate. Great quality for the money. Crutchfield support has been great!

    Cons: Bluetooth has some issues but seems to go away with a shut down and restart. This only happens when you try to have the deck use one device as the phone, and another for music. Once you shut it down and restart it seems to work just fine. Both Bluetooth devices were Apple products so not completely sure it's not an Apple problem.

    Nice DVD unit

    Brad from Bellingham wa on 10/7/2014

    2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've had great luck with Kenwood products in the past, and this unit has good reviews. My 08 F250 didn't have Bluetooth, until now. I was expecting a complex install, but the Bluetooth mic cable tucked into the A pillar panel nicely. It was a little time consuming to route the backup camera, but pretty easy. I couldn't find the backup light wire in my steering column, so I just tied it into one of the ford factory switches and it works great. The unit is easy to use and has not yet required the manual to learn. I do need to look up how to turn off the display because driving at night it's very bright. I didn't connect it to the dimmer switch. I have all the components for a multi amp system, but wanted to go ahead and get the head unit in. Glad I did, I love this thing.

    Pros: Lots of accessory outlets on the back. Bluetooth. Has USB cable included for connecting iPhone to charge/ play.

    Cons: No more eating chips in the car now that I have a touch screen.

    Great Head Unit

    Mike from Arroyo Grande, CA on 10/6/2014

    2005 Chevrolet Uplander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great affordable DVD head unit. Nice layout, easy to use, and sounds great! Fit and finish is great...looks like a new factory unit in my almost ten year old vehicle. Easy to install and set up.

    Pros: Great layout, good interface, and still has an actual knob to control volume.

    Cons: Wish the remote control wasn't optional.

    Amazing product

    Da from Buckeye,Az on 10/4/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great price great quality Audio amazing

    Pros: HD radio, even digital AM are you kidding

    Cons: Need icon to switch between HD chanels

    Amazing sound, Great Features

    Larry from Queens , NY on 10/3/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Once instaled I noticed the sound Quality increased over the Factory radio. PLus, I have a bunch more Features. Bluetooth, Sirius radio, HD Radio, Thumb Drive of Music playablilty. Video playing. These Features have greatly improved my listening experience. This was the best of the Kenwoods for me

    Pros: Great sound, Many features to adjsut for Cars interior.

    Cons: Screen difficult to see in sunlight, Some Small lettering for some of the Important imformation. No Clock when unit is Powered off.

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    KRob from NC on 10/2/2014

    2003 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great device with numerous features. great power and clarity. My only complaint is the cover that snaps over the face which i found to be very flimsy

    Pros: Ability to add backup camera, bluetooth and pandora

    Cons: Plastic face plate

    Just Buy It

    J McD from Wentzville, MO on 10/2/2014

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed the Kenwood DDX471HD in my 2004 Ford F-150 Supercrew. I have the premium sounds system with subwoofer under the back seat. My stereo always sounded good with the stock receiver, but this one made it sound even better. Extremely intuitive, user friendly and loaded with options you will actually use. Definitely worth the money. HD radio is a must! Bluetooth has zero trouble connecting. No complaints using the mic that comes with the stereo. Everyone seems to hear me just fine. Couldn't get the audio to come through the USB plug in with my iPhone 5 at first. Called Crutchfield and they fixed it within a couple minutes. Had to do with input options. Great customer service as always! Only complaint is the installation was a bear. had to modify my bracket a bit (drill holes) other than that everything went smoothly. Once installed this is one great receiver! Also, went from Alpine products to Kenwood and Kenwood takes the cake!

    Pros: Intuitive, user friendly, loaded with options you will actually use, quality, screen resolution

    Cons: installation was a bear. Sometimes hard to see the screen in the sunlight (as I've read about most touchscreen products). Does not come with USB extension cord.. for the price it should.

    Awesome Stereo

    Ozzone from San Diego, CA on 9/28/2014

    2005 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wiring was a real adventure but once done it works very well. Setup can be a chore (navigating all the windows) but feature rich. DVD movies/videos are awesome and sound great with my Bose Premium system. What a drive-in should have been :) For the money, it is definitely worth the price. A massive improvement over factory radios even if just for the sound quality alone. Impressive display, HD radio and Bluetooth make it a must buy.

    Pros: Good sound. HD radio is nice. Bluetooth operation is decent and allows me to quickly switch from Pandora to MP3 playlists without a problem.

    Cons: Tons of wires. You'll need plenty of back space in the dash to fit everything.

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    Kevin L from White Plains, NY on 9/22/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've only had the head unit for 1 week but so far it's awesome the DVD player is very clear and sounds like surround sound in my 2004 chevy blazer and stereo is good also

    Pros: DVD is very clear hd radio sound better then I expected

    Cons: A little difficult to figure everything out but I will with a little time

    Fan of Kenwood

    /\/\\/\/ from Berlin, NJ on 9/13/2014

    2003 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my 3rd Kenwood and each one has been a great unit. For one, the sound quality both good and very LOUD for the price when compared to the competition at similar price points. The EQ options are always adequate or appropriate for the requisite amount of tone shaping one would desire. The interface on this particular unit is very intuitive such that you can begin using it with great success before you even think of looking at the manual. Overall this is a nice touch screen upgrade for any vehicle that could use it. I've used every source on the unit and everything has worked flawlessly and sounded great. Very satisfying upgrade.

    Pros: Sound quality, intuitive interface, nice layout and features and easy installation

    Cons: Lethargic USB navigation and very difficult to see in bright sunlight

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    Anonymous from Moweaqua, IL on 9/8/2014

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good radio. Easy to use



    Many features for the price

    jukski from 60004 on 8/13/2014

    2004 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good bang for the buck.

    Pros: Has many useful features included. Sound and reception are good.

    Cons: Too many wires and connections, confusing settings menu.

    Very good upgrade

    Beerrun from Texas on 8/8/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good upgrade, installed in 5th wheel toyhauler

    Pros: Video, sound and display very good

    Cons: A little hard to operate. Remote helps a lot

    2000 Porsche now sounds like 2014

    RicG76 from Pompano Beach, FL on 7/26/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This Kenwood system has brought my 2000 Boxster up to date sound wise. I now have use of my cell phone hands free, a back-up camera, Pandora and a great big sound. Installation was without incident as Crutchfield provides a good amount of information. If you need assistance there are a number of online resources which are also great references. I highly recommend the Kenwood DDX471HD as an addition to any compatible vehicle.

    Pros: great instruction and information


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    Sr. Tocino from san diego on 7/24/2014

    2007 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far so good. Screen quality in sun could be better. About the same problem you would have with a I-phone.

    Pros: Intuitive, controls make sense. Sound quality is much better than my factory radio.

    Cons: none.

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    Jeff from Upstate SC on 7/10/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I haven't installed a system in many years, especially one so complex. But with all of the of the tailored instructions and wiring harnesses, it was a breeze.The mounting kit that was included makes the system securely attached and looks like a factory install. I wanted this to pair via Bluetooth with my iPhone 5 and listen to my iTunes library and audio-books and it paired easily. It also includes an attached USB cable that you can connect your USB-Lightning cable that comes with your iPhone for a hardwired connection and charging. SIRI works well through this system. I still have allot to learn but it was easy to setup and begin using. I purchased new door speakers, but learned that the factory speakers were better quality than the factory system would reveal.

    Pros: Love the system and all of the extras that Crutchfield includes (i.e. wiring harnesses, mounting kits and tailored instructions) make it a easy install.

    Cons: None so far

    Great Unit at a Great Price

    David P from Visalia, CA on 6/10/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy with every feature on this receiver. Upgraded my motor homes 2 Din Jensen with this unit. Everything was simple to do, The unit fit perfectly. Wanted hands free telephone and blue tooth ability to play downloads and Sat Radio.

    Pros: Very easy install, even wire color coding matched. The receivers features are very easy to figure out.

    Cons: Can no longer use the steering wheel controls. Looking for something to adapt the Jensen steering control to the Kenwood Radio

    LOVE this unit

    S from Kansas City on 6/3/2014

    2002 GMC Envoy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit to replace the factory head unit in my 2002 GMC Envoy. The SUV is an energizer bunny, so I figured I'd upgrade to get bluetooth and SiriusXM in this vehicle. Unit looks great. It's easy to use. Love having bluetooth and satellite in this car now without having a mess of wires hanging all over the console.

    Pros: Touchscreen, bluetooth, SiriusXM compatible, phone sounds clear, Pandora compatible. Nice to be able to sync contacts, and call log to the unit.

    Cons: Some commands are not very intuitive, but I see what they were trying to do in using a single set of commands to work lots of different options.

    Wasnt impressed

    Anonymous from naples, fl on 5/29/2014

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was not impressed with this HU but it isnt bad for the money. Ended up returning it and getting a pioneed avh-4000nex. Was almost twice the price but made a huge difference and I love it.

    Pros: Cheap, bluetooth, dvd

    Cons: Poor sound quality, screen hard to see in daylight.

    Great receiver

    Johnny b from Seymour tn on 5/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy installation lots of features

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: None

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    EdM from Saylorsburg, PA on 5/16/2014

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this radio in a 2000 Honda Accord. The installation kit made it fairly easy. The fit is perfect. The sound quality is excellent. It had no problem pairing with my iphone5. Hands free calling is clear and voice dialing works perfectly.

    Pros: Excellent sound quiality

    Cons: None


    Anonymous from salinas,ca on 5/16/2014

    2001 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome stereo , pair it w/ sirus xm. Never ending bluetooth very easy to use



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    Barry from Wisconsin on 5/12/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had a JVC with the same features, except it didn't have HD radio, which died after 3 years. Decided to buy the Kenwood instead of paying repair cost. The Kenwood is quicker to start (for rear camera) and the hands-free mic works much better - people can now understand me. Sound is very good and was easy to set up. Only thing I miss is that there is no auto shut-off on the screen. Hope this one lasts a bit longer!

    Pros: Great bluetooth and mic. Good sound, easy set-up

    Cons: No auto shut-off on screen, just a dim feature.

    Best Bang For Your Buck

    Jeremy C from Tullos, LA on 5/10/2014

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was skeptic ordering a dvd radio for the price. Thought it was gonna be like one of the cheap eBay piece of junks. But after installation this radio is an awesome upgrade. Bluetooth on it is cool, listen to your music, call someone, all from the screen. It even has your missed calls and contacts on the screen. I would recommend it to anyone. And if you order any electronics use crutchfield, I swear they have the best tech support.

    Pros: PRICE!! Good bluetooth, good sound, looks great. Installation is easy with a harness for your specific vehicle (sold separately). I love mine.

    Cons: Haven't really found any bad things about it yet except for my back up cam pic is kinda bad, but that may be because I ordered a cheap cam.

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    Dan from Portland, OR on 4/28/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything seems to work great. The bluetooth pairing could be easier, and doesn't always work, but that's how I've found EVERY bluetooth stereo ever made, even the factory Toyota one in my wife's car... sometimes you need to turn the car off and on in order to get it to pair, or turn your phone bluetooth off and on, or both. It's a bit of voodoo at times, but generally it figures it out, and once you're paired it works great. When the pairing isn't working easily, you can always use the aux cord for music. The only real complaint I have, and it's a huge one, is that there is no true 'scan' button for the radio, where it automatically plays a few seconds and then skips to the next station. There's a huge button that says 'scan' on it on the screen, but it doesn't actually scan like one would hope it would, it just changes the way the skip button functions. As far as usability, it takes a few minutes to figure a few things out, but once you get the basics, even the more difficult functions like changing the icons on the home screen become fairly easy.

    Pros: Fairly easy to use, looks good, sounds good, has lots of ways to play from my phone or other people's phones, bluetooth is generally pretty good.

    Cons: No scan button for radio is ridiculous in my book. Kills me. Bluetooth isn't perfect, but it's at least par for what I've seen in other car stereo bluetooth setups.

    Solid Head Unit, Great Price

    Freedeez from New York, NY on 4/28/2014

    2001 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this head unit this weekend and was pleasantly surprised how thorough the documentation was, the buid quality and ease of installation for this head unit. I'm running 4 Alpine SPR-60 speakers direct from the head unit and it provides clear crisp sound. I love the Ipod Connectivity as well as the user interface. For less than 400 bucks this seems to be a great deal.

    Pros: Good Quality, excellent sound

    Cons: Settings interface could be a bit better. Wish it had a better EQ.

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    don from ohio on 4/21/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have many kenwood products and really come to like them more all the time.i purchased this for my 2008 f150 and basically gave it up over the factory Sirius sat. i would not have been able to install every thing i needed as clean as the factory and with the advanced audio that came with the truck sounds pretty good . So my wife was the beneficiary of this unit ,i put it in her 2003 expedition,easy install easy set up, the blue tooth features are nice. we have used Pandora and it works awesome. one of the best reasons i got this was for the USB and how much of our music we can always have with us . but have only had it in a week and still trying to get familiar with it all . Crutchfield was amazing with all there knowledge and help.

    Pros: very cool ,good qaulity

    Cons: none as of yet

    Kenwood DDX471HD

    Pete from Humble, TX on 4/19/2014

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really like this Radio. Easy to install and to program.



    Nice receiver

    Dave from Eureka, MO on 4/17/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Worked with Crutchfield rep on the phone. Good experience. Directed me to a good product in my price range. Looks and sounds great

    Pros: Installed look. Most frequent thing used is volume. That is why I opted for this receiver with large volume knob. Didn't want to mess with the screen to adjust. Like the pandora app. Bluetooth phone works awesome. Haven't had anyone ask me to take them off speaker - everyone on the other end says it sounds good. Siri button with iPhone is very nice.

    Cons: Bluetooth sync takes a bit long to happen. iPhone 5s can't upload video.

    Great reciever

    BigJim from Sparta, TN on 3/23/2014

    1994 Cadillac Eldorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great DVD reciever for the money. Instalation was straight foreward and easy. The Bluetooth works with both Android and iphone. Picture quality is exellent, I installed a backup camera with this unit and it works great also. The support team at Crutchfield was great as usual, I had a small problem at the install, they had the answer for it, and I must say it was an oversight on my part. Thanks, Crutchfield.

    Pros: Great price, easy to operate, great Quality.

    Cons: Can't find any.

    Totally Worth It

    Kevman347 from Palm Beach, FL on 3/18/2014

    2003 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is 1000% worth it. I wanted a DDIN unit that had Bluetooth connectivity for audio, looked nice, worked well, and most importantly was of OEM quality or better. I HATED aftermarket units that were plasticky and felt like the buttons were creaking and cracking and one hot day away from falling off. This unit is a home run. Not only did I get everything I wanted to look beautiful and at home in my dash, I also got HD radio, a PERFECT handsfree car phone, a DVD player, and an amazing sounding machine. The pre-outs made connecting to my factory system (with separate Crutchfield harness) a breeze, as well adding in my subwoofer. I couldn't be happier. It seems a bit pricy but if you think this is the one you want, go with your gut and you won't regret it.

    Pros: Value Subwoofer pre-out Build Quality Sound Quality HD Radio Handsfree Phone User friendly interface It works

    Cons: If I'm really reaching, the only con is that loading custom pictures to use as a wallpaper is a bit confusing and buggy.

    excellent receiver

    brandon from louisiana on 3/5/2014

    2011 Nissan Rogue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall this is a great value for a double din receiver. My two must haves were bluetooth audio and usb audio/video support. I like the integrated HD radio, though I have not had a chance to use it, as there are no hd stations in my area. The standard FM reception has noticibly improved, I get more stations than with my factory unit. The bluetooth works great overall, but syncing can sometimes take 10-15 seconds - a minor inconvenience. Also it can not pull the music info from my phone, not sure if this is common across the board or just my phone. I have no other bluetooth sources to try. Usb audio is great, sound quality is superb. There is a minor delay when browsing files and folders. The folder navigation could be more intuitive like having sort options or swipe scrolling, but unfortunately that is not available. Ensure your USB file/folder structure is logical beforehand and formatted as FAT32, as this will not read NTFS. Lastly, it will only read mpeg video files, not AVI or WMV, so ensure your drive is large enough to hold all your mpegs. I would definitely recommend this for people who have large digital music libraries. I cannot speak on iphone/ipod support as I do not have those devices.

    Pros: Great FM reception. Bluetooth setup and operation is super simple. Supports usb drives up to 32 GB (tested). Ample inputs for all your sources.

    Cons: Can't view files on bluetooth phone (samsung stratosphere). Usb folder navigation needs refinement. Would like to have swiping capability. Doesn't support AVI or WMV video, only mpeg.


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    Features and Specs

    AUX Input 3.5mm AV (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini(r) x 2
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Bluetooth
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 6.1
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback ---

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    Touchscreen Display
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    iPod/iPhone Integration
    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" Touchscreen Display: The Kenwood DDX471HD features a fixed 6.1" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.

    • Aspect Ratio: You can change the aspect ratio for video playback. You can select from Full (16:9), Just (4:3 LB), Normal (4:3), or Auto (automatically selects to match incoming video signal) .
    • Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your viewing needs during video playback.
    • Custom Background Images: You can download a still image (800 x 600) for use as the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
    • Customized Top Menu: You can select and arrange which sources and icons display on the unit's Top Menu screen for easier, quicker access. Select the "ALL SRC" icon to see all sources at one time.

    Note: For your convenience, this unit is equipped with a multiple language display. Select between 18 different languages including English, Spanish, French and others.

    Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary-dial along the left edge of the screen. You can adjust the head unit's button illumination from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink, White or Scan (Scans through all preset colors). You can also select a custom "User" color that is adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue (values range: 0-31). The Eject and Kenwood logo remain red, regardless of variable color illumination setting.

    Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display and button illumination automatically when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white Illumination wire of this player's harness. You can also manually dim the unit's display and button illumination. You can adjust the dimmer level from -15 to +5.

    Clock Display: The DVD receiver offers a 12-hour clock which is visible from any source or menu screen. With your vehicle's key in the accessory or start position, the head unit will continue to display the LCD background image, clock, and button illumination during "Standby" mode. Pressing and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (attached to rear-chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view video unless your vehicle's parking brake is fully engaged. If you attempt to view video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply display a blue screen and "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source information, metadata, and album artwork.

    2-DIN Chassis: The DDX471HD 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.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Kenwood DDX471HD is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (2.1+EDR) 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 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push 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).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kenwood DDX471HD. Visit Kenwood's Support Site for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Kenwood DDX471HD without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. The head unit will even establish pairing automatically with the Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+), even if the Bluetooth function is deactivated on the device. Once a device is paired, the registered Bluetooth device will automatically connect to the receiver when it is in close proximity (up to 30') to the receiver. You can register up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the Kenwood head unit (only one paired phone can be used at a time).

    Hands-Free Communication w/ External Mic: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The touchscreen controls of the DDX471HD can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (All or Front only). During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's touchscreen, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately in 5 seconds.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the DDX471HD, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the DDX471HD. Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long. You can search the phone book in alphabetical order.
      • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.
    Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out using any option without engaging the vehicle's parking brake.

    External Microphone: The Kenwood DDX471HD includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level and noise cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.505" (depth).

    SMS: If your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone is compatible with SMS (Short Message Service), the Kenwood head unit will notify you when a message has been received. You must then use your phone to check the message. You cannot read, edit, or send a message through this unit.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Kenwood DDX471HD also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The DDX471HD will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The DDX471HD also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. 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.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the Kenwood DDX471HD has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's "VOICE/TEL" button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the DDX471HD and its microphone. The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Kenwood DDX471HD; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The Kenwood DDX471HD supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. The unit supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2 video & JPEG files recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.

    USB Port: The Kenwood DDX471HD features a rear-panel Full-Speed 2.0 USB type-A port (attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 38" cable) for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB port enables playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV audio files; as well as JPEG still-picture files stored on a compatible USB memory device. The DDX471HD also supports video playback of MPEG1/MPEG2 video files from a connected portable USB MSC device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    File Compatibility: The Kenwood DDX471HD supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo, Long File Name FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 32-48kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
    Video MPEG-1: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    Photo JPEG: 32x32 to 8192x7680 pixels
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 250 folders/5,000 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, and WAV-tags

    Dolby Digital/DTS: The DDX471HD supports playback of Dolby Digital and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital sources to 2-channel.

    Folder/Track List: The Folder/Track List allows you to search folders and audio/video/picture files stored on a disc.

    Playback Screen: During DVD playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has 4 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing the top center of the screen activates the DVD disc menu control buttons, while pressing the bottom center activates the source control screen.

    Zoom: The DDX471HD features a 3 level zoom when playing back video and still images.

    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.

    Auto Reload: The DVD player will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.

    Firmware Updates (via USB): The unit's operating system is updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood's support site. Firmware downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices and emerging technologies. Firmware/software updates can be downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive from your computer and then inserted into the head unit's USB port and uploaded. The tested unit contained firmware version G11.03.00. Go to Kenwood's Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod Audio/Video Playback: The Kenwood DDX471HD supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone through its rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm input. The DDX471HD offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple iPod/iPhone models. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you own an older iPod/iPhone with the 30-pin dock connector, you can enjoy audio and video files on your Apple device through the Kenwood DDX471HD. Using Kenwood's KCA-IP202 iPod video cable (113KCIP202, sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone; plus video playback of your stored movies and video apps on your iPod/iPhone through the Kenwood DDX471HD. If you only desire audio playback, you can use Kenwood's KCA-IP102 iPod cable (113KCIP102, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the DDX471HD.
    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood DDX471HD for audio playback only. You'll be able to listen to stored music and music apps on your Lightning-connector Apple device through the Kenwood DVD receiver. Video playback is not supported.

    Note: The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "iPod" in order to playback audio/video from your connected iPod/iPhone, using the KCA-IP202 cable. The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "AV-IN2" in order to use the Kenwood KCA-IP102 iPod cable or the cable that came with your Apple device for audio playback only.

    iPod/iPhone Control: The Kenwood DDX471HD lets you control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen, your iPod/iPhone's touchscreen/clickwheel, or a downloaded app.

    • Head Unit Control Mode: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate your iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Song, Genre, Song, Podcast, or Audiobook. Your iPod's video library can be searched by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, Rented Movie, or iTunesU. You can then search each of these categories using the head unit's touchscreen slider function (categories will be listed in alphabetical order). The head unit also supports basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track and  Repeat/Random of your connected iPod/iPhone. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ will still allow you to navigate stored music and movies from the Apple device's touchscreen; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • iPod/App Control Mode: The iPod/App control mode allows you to navigate stored music and movies from your older Apple device (iOS 5.1.1 and earlier). You'll still have access to basic playback controls (like Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next Track) from the head unit, but advanced navigation functions will be locked. The iPod/App mode also lets you listen to your favorite music apps, streamed to your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Kenwood head unit and your vehicle's speakers. You can even watch video on the Kenwood DVD receiver's touchscreen from select streaming movie apps (like Netflix) downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+), via the Kenwood KCA-IP202 iPod video cable (sold separately). Not all apps will be compatible and control will be limited.
    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    Song/Artist Info & Album Art: In Head Unit Control mode, the DDX471HD will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. There is no music information displayed when this unit is set to iPod/App Control mode. Instead, the head unit will display "iPhone App and iPod Control Mode" (song/artist information will need to viewed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen).

    Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    Garmin App: In addition, the optional KCA-IP202 iPod cable (113KCIP202, sold separately) allows you to view navigation maps and get audible/visual directions on the DDX471HD's touchscreen, when the Garmin StreetPilot Onboard USA app ($49.99), and the Vehicle Display Integration in-app option ($49.99) are both downloaded to your connected iPhone (4/4S) or iPad (1/2/3); running iOS 5.1 or later. The Garmin StreetPilot Onboard USA app contains NAVTEQ map data for the United States (lower 49 states); with over a million POIs, turn-by turn directions, lane assist with junction view, traffic updates, and speed limit alerts. Because the map data is downloaded onto your iPhone and does not live on the network, wireless coverage is not required to navigate. Once you have selected your destination on your connected iPhone, your map route will be visible on the DDX471HD's touchscreen (even with parking brake disengaged) and turn-by-turn directions can be heard through your car stereo speakers. You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to control the Garmin StreetPilot USA app. The screen of your iPhone and the screen of the Kenwood DDX471HD may not be identical.

    Note: A Garmin StreetPilot Onboard app with North American maps (US, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, USVI, and more) is also available for $59.99.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Kenwood DDX471HD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/30/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Pandora App Garmin App Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 8.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S* 8.0 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+* 8.0 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th* 8.0 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    7th* 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 8.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 8.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    4/air* 8.0 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini* 8.0 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    • *Requires the use of the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. These Apple devices only support audio playback (no video output).
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    Built-In HD Tuner: With its built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio significantly improves AM/FM audio quality and reception, as well as includes information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo (70dB SN @ 40-15kHz), while FM digital will have CD-like quality (75 dB SN @ 20-20kHz) with static free and clear reception. The unit's built-in HD Radio tuner allows analog AM/FM tuning as well.

    • Seek Modes + Direct Access Tuning: You can choose one of three seek modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual. You can also setup the DDX471HD to search only HD Radio stations. In addition, you can directly access an AM/FM station by entering in the frequency number using the unit's LCD touchscreen.
    • Tuner Presets: The DDX471HD's tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24). Not only does the DVD receiver's tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling.
    • Station Text & Multicasting: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8).
    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Pandora App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps, Google Play, or BlackBerry App World) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Kenwood DDX471HD using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone.  Your compatible mobile device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Kenwood DDX471HD provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • Station/Genre List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station or Genre List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also choose to randomly playback songs from all your registered stations.
    • Create New Station: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing on Pandora.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Kenwood DDX471HD comes ready for SiriusXM programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Up to 24 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live content
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DDX471HD utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality with a Signal to Noise ratio up to 99dB.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DDX471HD 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 DDX471HD are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels

    6ch/4V Preamp Outputs: The DDX471HD features front, rear and subwoofer 4.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs are fixed to the rear chassis of the head unit.

    Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The DDX471HD features an independent High-Pass Crossover for the front & rear channels when your front & rear speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You can adjust the high-pass crossover from 'Through' (off), 40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180, or 220 Hz. The "Through" selection is a full-range setting. This feature is very helpful when you have smaller-type speakers in the front and larger-type speakers installed in the rear of the vehicle.

    Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood DDX471HD offers the following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output activated.

    • Low Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the output is set to Subwoofer. You can select from 50, 60, 80, Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, or 'Through' (off).
    • Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
    • Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level (-50 to +10) from the DVD receiver.

    Speaker Type Setting: This feature tailors the DDX471HD according to the type of front speakers in your vehicle. You may select Standard (for speakers with a general diameter), Narrow (for speakers with a small diameter), Middle (for speakers with a medium diameter), or Wide (for speakers with a large diameter).

    Equalizer: Eight EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble (12.5kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock, Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Flat, and User. The DDX471HD features independent Bass, Treble, and Midrange control when the Preset EQ is in User mode. EQ Pro allows you to adjust the following settings for the Bass, Treble and Mid frequency levels.

    EQ Pro
    Center Frequency Q-Factor Bass Extension Level
    Bass 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, or 150 Hz 1.00, 1.25, 1.50, or 2.00 On/Off -8 to +8
    Midrange 0.5k, 1.0k, 1.5k, or 2.0k Hz 1.00 or 2.00 N/A
    Treble 10.0k, 12.5k, 15.0k, or 17.5k Hz N/A N/A
    Note: You can store bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, AV, USB, iPod, and Pandora).

    Sound Enhancements: The head unit provides further sound enhancements for your car audio system.

    • Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to make the sound clearer lower volumes.
    • Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range from -15 to +6.
    • Dynamic Range: The dynamic range can be adjusted by selecting either Normal, Wide or Dialog. Dialog makes the total sound volume become larger as compared with Wide and Normal, allowing you to listen to the movie's dialogue more clearly. This is effective only on Dolby Digital software.

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

    AV Connection

    Dual A/V Inputs: The Kenwood DDX471HD DVD receiver is fitted with two rear-panel minijack (3.5mm) audio/video inputs to connect external AV sources, such as a game system, Blu-ray player, or TV tuner. The rear-panel AV input labeled "AV-IN2" also serves as the input for Kenwood's proprietary KCA-IP202 iPod video cable.

    Camera Input: The unit features a composite video input for connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CMOS-220 (113CMOS220, sold separately). The video from this connection can be set to display when switched to this input, or display the rear view camera video automatically when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. The purple/white wire (attached to the rear chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.5 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    A/V Output (Dual Zone): The unit features a composite video and 3.5mm audio jack to output A/V signals to an optional monitor and headphone system in the rear of your vehicle. You can select between a 16:9, 4:3 LB, or 4:3 PS Aspect Ratio for the unit's video output to match your connected monitor. The audio/video source which you can output to a separate monitor and headphone system depends on the current source that is being played back on the Kenwood DVD receiver.

    DVD Receiver Source A/V Output Source
    DVD DVD, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off
    Tuner/SiriusXM (optional tuner required) DVD, USB, iPod, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off
    USB USB, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off
    iPod iPod, AV-IN1, or Off
    Pandora AV-IN1, or Off
    AV-IN1/AV-IN2 DVD, USB, iPod, AV-IN1, AV-IN2, or Off
    Note: The volume of the A/V output will be controlled by your rear entertainment system.

    Remote Control

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Optional Remote Control: The optional Kenwood KNA-RCDV331 IR wireless remote control (113RCDV331, sold separately) unit is designed to operate this Kenwood multimedia head unit. The wireless remote controller operates off of two supplied "AAA" batteries. The remote operates off of IR transmission so the KNA-RCDV331 must be pointed at the front-panel of your compatible Kenwood head unit within direct line of sight.

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    Q & A

    Customer Q&A

    10 questions already asked

    I'm having trouble understanding your question. If you're implying that you have monitors attached to the unit (im not quite sure it's possible) then, not likely. Playing movie audio and music simultaneously over one radio isn't going to happen unless you've got an operating system that allows for multitasking. If you're playing DVDs from a peripheral device, then chances are that device has a headphone jack the child could connect to. Or wireless headphones. If that's the case, then the answer is maybe. But if you're playing DVDs through the receiver itself, you won't be able to play music at the same time. Or drive for that matter, DVDs will only play when the parking brake sensor is activated. [ KEVIN  Dec 02, 2014 ]
    Hi Justin, No you can't listen to music and watch movies at the same. Alan [ ALAN  Dec 01, 2014 ]
    Sorry I don't know. [ CLARENCE  Nov 30, 2014 ]
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Based on the information that you have provided, you do not have to use a Kenwood Backup camera with your Kenwood receiver. You can use any backup camera that uses a composite connection. The one that I recommend is the Accele RVCLPMB. This camera is a great camera that will even show you the red, yellow and green lines to help you judge distance. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Oct 21, 2014 ]  Staff
    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  Oct 05, 2014 ]  Staff
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  Oct 02, 2014 ]  Staff
    USB hooks up in the back of the device. Need to wire it where you can get access to it. [ DANIEL  Sep 25, 2014 ]
    Yes a USB one although I prefer using the Bluetooth capability. [ GARY A  Sep 23, 2014 ]
    There is a USB cable on the back of the receiver. [ CLARENCE  Sep 23, 2014 ]
    Hi Jhorden C, The unit has a aux jack in the rear as well as a USB jack. I absolutely love the unit. Very powerful and clear sound. I Couldn't be happier! Alan L. [ ALAN  Sep 23, 2014 ]
    Hi Jhorden C, It has a USB cable that you must route from the back off the unit out front to a place of your choice. I hope this was helpful. Alan L. [ ALAN  Sep 22, 2014 ]
    Yes, on the back. But this one ups the aux plug by having a USB cable off the back. [ MATTHEW  Sep 22, 2014 ]
    It has an aux jack on the rear of the unit. [ STEVEN  Sep 22, 2014 ]
    Aux cable in but you need to supply your cable you want to plug in [ CHARLES  Sep 22, 2014 ]
    I couldn't confirm that because I use an iPhone, but as long as the Note can play music over Bluetooth, it should have no trouble connecting. I would check the supported devices list in the product information. If Crutchfield doesn't list it, Kenwood does somewhere. Probably on the PDF of the manual online. [ KEVIN  Jun 27, 2014 ]
    It has a USB port and also Bluetooth so it should play anything connected or wireless [ KIM  Jun 26, 2014 ]
    Thank you Jeff. [ Donald  May 01, 2014 ]
    This unit does come with a microphone. Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector) [ Jeff  May 01, 2014 ]  Staff
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff  Apr 10, 2014 ]  Staff
    Yes [ JOHN D  Apr 15, 2014 ]
    Yes [ JOHN D  Apr 15, 2014 ]
    Yes it comes with the USB connector. It is located in the rear of the head unit. The connector can be routed to your glove box (thats where I put mine) or under the dash. [ JAMES  Apr 11, 2014 ]
    The 471HD has a short USB cable that extends about two inches from the back of the head unit. I did purchase an extension (sorry Crutchfield, but not from you guys) that had a mount on the far end so that I was able to make it look like an OEM installation.... This is an excellent unit at a great price. Crutchfield's tech support was extremely helpful.... [ VITTORIO  Apr 06, 2014 ]
    It comes with a female USB cable that is about 18-24" long. It's permanently attached. I purchased an extender with a flush-mount to go with it. [ DAVID  Apr 06, 2014 ]
    The USB connector comes as part of the unit. [ STEVEN  Apr 06, 2014 ]
    It does have a USB connector. The shop that installed mine ran the USB line to my glove box. Snap in a USB drive and enjoy your tunes... [ L  Apr 06, 2014 ]
    It has a rear USB cable on the back of the radio. There is not one on the face of the radio. [ CLARENCE  Apr 06, 2014 ]
    It has a hard wired USB connector that comes out back of the unit and hangs below your dash. Allows for a cleaner look with no wires protruding from front. [ DAVE  Apr 06, 2014 ]
    Hi J Sheldon, it does come with a USB connector. You have to plug it into the back of the radio during install an route it out front to a location of your choice. I hope this was helpful. Alan [ ALAN  Apr 06, 2014 ]
    Just got it installed really love it so far. Have it in a 2010 jeep wrangler unlimited. Not sure what your asking though [ TODD  Mar 19, 2014 ]
    Sounds just like Siri and phone controls work the same. I haven't tried to get her to open apps yet. [ MATTHEW  Mar 19, 2014 ]
    Yes very much so , The mic is great people say it sounds like the phone is up to my ear And Siri understands every word [ KIM  Mar 19, 2014 ]
    I have an IPhone 5 connected to my system via Bluetooth. Connected seamlessly for audio and phone. When you press the button to activate voice command, it IS Siri. The iPhone simply plays Siri through the radio and car speakers and the system's microphone allows you to talk back to it. This is how I make calls, play music, etc. Basically, It's Siri, only with an external speaker (car speakers) using the Kenwood as the middle man. [ KEVIN  Mar 19, 2014 ]
    I haven't had a chance to install my stereo yet. I'm waiting on amplifier wiring and a new set a speakers to come in then I'll install the entire system. [ Andrew  Mar 19, 2014 ]