High-Resolution Touchscreen LCD Display: The CarShow
navigation/multimedia head unit features a 6.5" high-resolution touchscreen LCD
monitor. The unit's touchscreen panel features interactive controls making menu
navigation easy. The unit's 6.5" touchscreen is fixed and not detachable.
Start Up Time: The CarShow GPS navigation/multimedia in-dash
head unit (CS-UN1170-US) has a start up time of approximately 20 seconds from
Off to an audio/video source screen; and another 65 seconds to the map screen
for a total start up time of approximately 1 minute 25 seconds from Off to the
navigation map screen.
Monitor Adjustments: The CarShow navigation/multimedia
receiver offers the following touchscreen monitor adjustments.
- Wallpaper Backgrounds: The unit includes 9 preset
wallpaper backgrounds. You can choose from Warp, Water, Aluminum, Carbon,
City, Fire, Red Rock, or Space.
- Highlight Color: You can adjust the highlight color of the unit's
touchscreen buttons to White, Gold, Green, Red, Blue, or Aqua.
- Brightness: You can adjust the touchscreen monitor's
brightness from 0-20.
- Auto Dimmer: The receiver's display automatically dims
to a preset brightness when the vehicle's headlights are turned on. The
wiring harness includes an orange lead that should be connected to the
vehicle's parking light circuit in order for the dimmer feature to operate.
- Monitor Off: You can turn the navigation-multimedia
head unit's touchscreen monitor off when simply listening to music.
Front-Panel Controls w/ Adjustable Illumination: The unit also
features a rotary dial and push-button controls along the left edge of the LCD
touchscreen. The unit's button illumination can be changed to better match your
vehicles interior lighting. You can choose from Amber, Aqua, Blue, Green, or
Parking Brake Detection: The Multimedia Navigation head unit
contains a built-in DVD player and integrated LCD monitor, which is not intended
for viewing while driving. The unit's video player is disabled when the vehicle
is in motion through a connection to your vehicle's parking brake.
2-DIN Chassis: The CarShow GPS navigation/multimedia in-dash
head unit (CS-UN1170-US) has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as Double DIN or size DD),
and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted
using factory brackets and may require an installation kit.
Note: As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Navigation Mapping Software: The integrated map database (by
TeleAtlas) used by the CarShow CS-UN1170-US was created using high-resolution
aerial and land based data collection. Navigation data is stored on the unit's
built-in flash memory for quick access and response. The head unit provides map
coverage of the entire United States (all 50 states). The unit's integrated iGo
Primo navigation software provides turn-by-turn visual and voice assistance to
direct you to your selected destination. The built-in software quickly
calculates step-by-step directions to any destination available on the included
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While
this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its
release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is
maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may
change over time.
Map Updates: It is easy to keep the navigation system up to
date. Simply download new map data from
naviextras.com, store the updated map data on a microSD card and insert it
into the head unit via the front-panel microSD card slot.
GPS (Global Position System): The unit's built-in navigation
helps you find your way to your destination with an integrated GPS receiver &
external GPS antenna. The CarShow CS-UN1170-US features a built-in SiRFprima GPS
receiver and includes an external magnetic GPS antenna. The head unit uses
Global Position System (GPS) satellites, and a digital roadway map database to
calculate and display vehicle positioning and travel direction. The unit
considers vehicle speed an heading changes, together with longitude and latitude
information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position on a digital
map. Signal from GPS satellites are used to determine the vehicle location.
Three (good) or four (best) satellites must be receive to accurately determine
Note: This unit does not transmit your GPS position, so
others cannot track you.
On-Screen Map: The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's
current position (a red arrow by default), the recommended route (an orange
line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The
on-screen map shows streets, roads, and highways in a way that is similar to how
a paper road map show them. A road's width and colors corresponds to their
importance, so you can easily tell a freeway from a small street. When
navigating a route, the top section of the map screen shows information about
your next route maneuver and the next street or the next city/town. When
approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to let
you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is at
a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see
the road in front of you. The map also displays data; such as the posted speed
limit, your current speed, current time, distance to your destination, time left
before you reach your destination, and your arrival time.
- 2D/3D Map Mode: The navigation head unit allows you to
view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional)
view. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode, shows you streets, roads, and
elevation by color. In 3D mode, you can see the altitude and elevations
differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated
roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.
- Color Mode: The navigation map screen uses different
color themes (Day/Night) during the day and during the night for both the
map and the menu screen. Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and
the menus are bright. The night color themes use dark colors for large
objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low. You can also set
the navigation unit to switch between daytime and night color modes
automatically based on the current time and GPS position.
Lane Information & Signposts: The unit's navigation map
offers helpful lane information & signpost guidance.
- Lane Information: When navigation on multilane roads,
it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the
recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map
screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the
bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
- Signposts: Where additional information is available,
signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map.
The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can
see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations
and the number of the road the lane leads to.
- Junction View: If you are approaching a freeway exit or
a complex intersection and the needed information exists, the map is
replaced with a 3D view of the junction. The lanes you need to take are
displayed with arrows. Signposts can also be present, if information is
- Tunnel View: When entering a tunnel, the map is
replaced with a generic tunnel image so that surface roads and buildings
cannot distract you.
Audible Alerts: The CS-UN1170-US offers various audible
alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.
- Voice Guidance (Text-to-Speech): In addition to graphic
directions, the receiver provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn
directions. You can select from English, French, Spanish, Korean, Japanese,
and Chinese audible languages. The volume of the voice prompts can be
increased with increases in speed to overcome road noise. Voice guidance can
be turned off if you prefer.
- Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you
approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if
available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type
of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
- Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information
about the speed limits of certain road segments. The head unit provides an
audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the
current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is
not available) and a button to search for POIs nearby.
Find Menu: The Find Menu gives you many different ways to
choose your destination or insert a waypoint in your current route. An on-screen
keyboard appears to allow you to enter your destination from one of the
Destination Search || Description |
for a destination by scrolling the map display. |
Address ||Enter a full address or
part of an address, or two intersecting streets. |
Places ||Search for over
11,000,000 points-of-interest (POIs) by name or category; search
near your current location, in a specific city, along your current
route, or near your destination. |
|Favorites ||Store your favorite
locations for easy recall. |
|History ||Destinations that you
have set previously. |
Coordinates ||Enter geographic
coordinates (latitude & longitude). |
Route Calculation: The built-in navigation system calculates
the route base on your preferences. You can choose from the following:
- Route Method: You can choose which route method
(Fastest, Shortest, Green, or Easy) the navigation unit should use when
calculating your route.
- Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at
or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast
and normal cars
- Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total
distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
- Green: gives a quick, but full efficient route
based on the fuel consumption data you provide
- Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no
- Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid
certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways,
Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.
Inserting Via-Points: You can expand your route by inserting
via-points (intermediate destinations).
Itinerary: The Itinerary is the list of the route events and
Trip Logs: Trip logs contain useful information about your
trip. Trip logs can be saved manually when you reach your destination or
automatically along your route. Trip log data includes - Start/End Time,
Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max.
Detour: This screen contains quick detour possibilities
during navigation so you can bypass a part of the route.
Automatic Route Recalculation: The unit will automatically
recalculate your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously
Bluetooth Technology: The CarShow
navigation/multimedia head unit is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 2.0, 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 (Hands Free Profile),
PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Pairing: Before using your Bluetooth enabled device, it must
be paired to the in-dash navigation/multimedia head unit. You can register
up to five Bluetooth enabled cell-phones with the in-dash head unit
(only one paired phone can be used at a time). The CarShow CS-UN1170-US is
compatible with most Bluetooth enabled mobile phones, including the Apple
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 navigation/multimedia head
Integrated/External Microphone: The CarShow navigation/multimedia
receiver features an integrated front-panel microphone to carry on your side of
a conversation during a Bluetooth phone call. The unit also comes with an
external microphone that provides better performance in noisy environments than
the integrated microphone. The microphone features a 10' cord that plugs into
the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip. You can
adjust the microphone gain.
Hands-Free Communication: The unit supports Bluetooth
hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The head unit
can be set to automatically answer your incoming calls and mute any music audio
to your vehicle's speakers so you can instantly carry on a phone conversation
hands-free. An integrated front-panel microphone carries on your side of the
conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You
can make a call by entering the phone number, selecting a contact from your
Phonebook list, or using the Call History Log of received/dialed/missed calls.
- Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's
phone number will be seen on the unit's LCD and a ring-tone will be heard
through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming
call from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can also set the unit to
automatically answer an incoming call within 5 seconds.
- Making A Call: You can make a call using the
in-dash head unit's front-panel controls.
- Direct Dial: Outgoing calls can be made be entering
telephone numbers (0-9, *, #, +) directly via the head unit's
- Phonebook: You can search for contact names in your
mobile phone's phonebook from the head unit and then make your call.
- Favorites: You can save up to 5 numbers as your Favorites for
- Call List: You can also make a call by searching
your mobile phone's call history (Received/Dialed/Missed) from the
in-dash navigation/multimedia receiver.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The CarShow navigation/multimedia
receiver also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a
Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The unit will be able to control
basic playback features; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, and
Random/Repeat. You can also listen to music apps that are being streamed to your
Bluetooth-enabled smartphone; but without control.
Note: When an incoming 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 music will resume.
AM/FM Radio: The navigation/multimedia head unit features a
built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, scan, and preset tuning.
Station Presets: The unit offers 18 FM station presets (6
stations each for FM1/FM2/FM3) and 6 AM station presets. Station presets can be
manually entered or automatically scanned.
Radio Data System (RDS): The unit's tuner features RDS
(Radio Data System). RDS is a service used by some radio stations to transmit
data outside of normal radio broadcast signals. When an RDS station is received,
you can immediately find out what kind of data is being transmitted by looking
at the program service name which appears in the display after the frequency.
RDS features an emergency transmission function which interrupts regular
programming to broadcast an emergency announcement (such as a tornado or severe
storm). There is also a switchable Traffic Information function, which will
automatically tune a traffic bulletin when it is broadcast, even when you're not
listening to the radio.
Sirius Satellite Ready: The navigation/multimedia head unit also
supports Sirius Satellite Radio using the Sirius Satellite Radio Kit (135PPSIRKT,
sold separately). The PP-SIRIUSKIT includes a connector cable which allows you to
connect the included SiriusConnect SC-C1 Universal Vehicle Tuner. If you already
have the SiriusConnect SC-C1 Universal Vehicle Tuner, you can purchase just the
PP1010 Sirius connector cable (135PP1010, sold separately) to connect your compatible
SiriusConnect tuner (SC-C1).
Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite
radio programming from Sirius.
Disc Compatibility: The CarShow navigation/multimedia head
unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier,
because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The receiver supports playback of
DVD-Video, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, and CD-RW
Front-Panel SD-Card Slot: The head unit is equipped with a
front-panel microSD-card slot for playback of music files stored on a
microSD/SDHC memory card.
Dual USB Ports: The navigation/multimedia head
unit features a front-panel and rear-panel USB (type-A) port that allows you to connect and play
USB Mass Storage devices loaded with music files.
Compressed Media Playback: The head unit supports compressed
music, video, and photo file playback from disc, USB, or microSD/SDHC. Files
recorded on disc must be in ISO 9660 Level 1 or 2 format, while files stored on
a USB device or microSD/SDHC memory card must be formatted in FAT 12/16/32. The
head unit can recognize up to 512 folders and 255 files per folder.
- Music Files: This unit can play MP3
(16-320 kbps)/WMA (32-192 kbps) music files recorded on
DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, and CD-RW discs; as
well as stored on a USB mass storage class device or a
microSD/SDHC memory card.
- Video Files: The unit also supports playback of video
files (MP4, 3GP, AVI) recorded on DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs, as well as
stored on a USB mass storage class device or SD/SDHC memory card.
- Photo Files: In addition, the unit supports playback of
still-image files (BMP, JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIF, TIFF) recorded on DVD-R/RW
and DVD+R/RW discs; as well as stored on a USB memory device or microSD/SDHC
ID3/WMA Tags: The head unit also supports ID3/WMA Tags which
will display the title, artist, and album information when recorded on the disc,
USB device, or microSD/SDHC memory card.
Playback Operations: The unit offers the following playback
- Track List: This function allows you to select audio
tracks from a displayed list of tracks on a disc or within in a folder.
- Direct Search: You can locate the beginning of a movie
scene using the time, chapter numbers, or title numbers recorded on a DVD
video disc. You can also select a specific track on a music disc.
- Skip Search: Chapters or Tracks are skipped down or up
from the current location, as many times as the key is pressed, and then
- Fast Forward/Rewind : The unit offers a variable fast
forward and rewind function.
- Repeat: This operation plays back chapters, titles, or
tracks recorded on a disc repeatedly. You can also select A-B repeat in
order to repeat a desired passage of video on DVD disc.
- Shuffle: This function allows you to randomly playback
audio tracks or files recorded on a disc.
Automatic Play: A disc can be inserted at any time in the
unit and the system will automatically switch to disc playback.
Last Memory: If you stop playback of a disc, the disc will
resume play from where it last left off, as long as you do not eject the disc.
On/Off Eject: You can insert or eject a disc with the unit
Auto Reload: If a disc is left in the ejected position for
15 seconds, the disc is automatically reloaded.
iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The navigation/multimedia head unit
supports both audio/video playback from a compatible iPod or iPhone. Using your
iPod or iPhone's USB/Dock cable you can enjoy audio playback of music, podcasts,
and audiobooks stored on your iPod or iPhone. Using the optional PP1013 iPod
Video harness (135PP1013, sold separately) you can also enjoy video playback of
movies, TV shows, video podcasts, and music videos stored on your iPod or
Note: Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is
in park (with the parking brake engaged).
iPod Control: The navigation/multimedia head unit allows you
to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album,
Genre, Composer, Audiobook, or Podcast. You can browse your iPod/iPhone's video
content by Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, or Rental. Each category
will be listed alphabetically. The head unit also supports Repeat (file/all)
playback functions of your connected iPod/iPhone.
Note: Your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen controls will
be locked while connected.
Information Display: The head unit will display your
iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed
playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album Art.
iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 0.5A
of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPod/iPhone has no
initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The CarShow CS-UN1170-US is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/25/2012):
| iPod/iPhone || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th* || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th* || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5* || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
- *The iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), and iPhone 5 will
require the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (sold separately).
- 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.
MOSFET Amplifier: The CarShow navigation/multimedia head
unit 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 CS-UN1170-US are as follows:
- Full Bandwidth Power: 25 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total
6ch/4V Preamp Outputs: The CS-UN1170-US 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
Subwoofer Controls: The navigation/multimedia receiver features a
built-in Low Pass Filter control for the subwoofer preamp-output. You can select
from 55Hz, 85Hz, 120Hz, or Bypass (off). You can independently control the
subwoofer preamp output level (+/-7dB) from the head unit.
Preset EQ Modes: The CarShow navigation/multimedia head unit
features nine preset EQ modes (Flat, Jazz, Pop, Classical, Rock, New, Rave,
Movie, Techno) and one user customized EQ mode.
3-Band EQ: The User customize EQ mode allows you to adjust
the head unit's bass (50/100/200Hz), midrange (0.5/1.0/2.0kHz), and treble (5/10/15khz) manually
Loudness: This function enhances low & high frequencies to
make the sound clearer lower volumes.
Source Volume: The level (0-11) of each source (Tuner, Disc,
USB/iPod/microSD/AV input) may be independently adjusted to prevent radical
leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another.
Start-Up Volume: The head unit's start-up volume can be set to 0-40,
or Last (volume level when you turned unit off).
Key Beep: The in-dash navigation/multimedia head unit
provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be
turned On or Off.
Dual AV Inputs: The CarShow navigation/multimedia head unit
is equipped with AV input terminals on the front and rear of the unit to enable
enjoyment of content from an external connected source. The rear composite
video/stereo RCA inputs are ideal for permanent installations, while the front
AV mini-jack (3.5mm) input will come in handy for quick connection of a portable
Audio/Video Output (with Dual Zone): The
navigation/multimedia receiver features a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA
audio output that allows you to connect an external display and headphone system
in the rear of your vehicle. You can playback audio/video content from Disc,
iPod/iPhone, or AV 1/2 Input on a rear-seat monitor system; while viewing a
different audio/video source on the navigation-multimedia head unit.
Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video RCA jack
for connecting an optional rear-view back-up camera. This RCA input enables you
to connect a rear-view camera to display the area behind your vehicle. The
increased view encourages and facilitates safer driving. When an optional
rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on
the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (purple/white wire of
harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video
switching takes approximately 1.1 seconds.
Note: Audio from your music source will continue
playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
IR Remote Control: In addition to the unit's touchscreen and
hard-key controls, the CS-UN1170-US comes supplied with an IR remote control for
wireless operation of the navigation/multimedia receiver and your connected
devices. The remote control operates off of a single CR2025 Lithium-cell 3V
OEM Steering Wheel Control Compatible: The Multimedia Navigation head unit can
be set up through its menu system to retain your factory steering wheel audio controls
using the included Steering Wheel Control Harness. The steering wheel control harness must be hardwired into your vehicle's factory steering-wheel control wiring. If your vehicle is equipped with Can-Bus operated SWC (steering wheel controls)
and listed below, the corresponding PAC interfaces will need to be purchased and
installed for proper steering wheel control integration.
Note: As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify compatibility with your vehicle.