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Overview

Our take on the Blaupunkt Memphis 440BT

It's not often you see a touchscreen receiver like Blaupunkt's Memphis 440BT at a price point like this. But don't worry, this Blaupunkt doesn't skimp on features. The receiver's 6.2" display lets you quickly access your music and movies on DVD, CD, SD cards, and USB drives. Built-in Bluetooth® provides hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming convenience. (Note: this radio's face is wider than typical double-DIN car stereos, so it won't work with most dash kits. Please identify your vehicle to find out if it'll fit in your dash.)     

Affordable media hub for your car

It's not often you see a touchscreen receiver like Blaupunkt's Memphis 440BT at a price point like this. But don't worry, this Blaupunkt doesn't skimp on features. The receiver's 6.2" display lets you quickly access your music and movies on DVD, CD, SD cards, and USB drives. Built-in Bluetooth® provides hands-free calling and wireless audio streaming convenience. (Note: this radio's face is wider than typical double-DIN car stereos, so it won't work with most dash kits. Please identify your vehicle to find out if it'll fit in your dash.)     

Wireless streaming and hands-free calling

The Memphis 440BT lets you stream music from any Bluetooth-equipped device that's paired to the receiver, including music stored on the phone and from Internet radio stations like Pandora® and Spotify®. For hands-free calling clarity from your paired phone, Blaupunkt also built in a sensitive Bluetooth microphone into the receiver's faceplate for a simpler installation.

Awesome video options

You can view movies and video on the 6.2" screen when your car is parked, and it also works as a great display for system and song info. If you want to share the fun, you can install a rear video screen and play movies on the go to keep the backseat posse happy. They can even control DVD playback using the included wireless remote control. Two camera inputs let you install front- and rear-view cameras for easy viewing right from the receiver's screen.

Audio goodies

For your music fix, you can slide in just about any disc, even a recordable DVD or CD loaded with MP3 or WMA files. The USB port, SD card slot, and auxiliary input offer plenty of other ways to check out all your media. The Memphis 440BT includes an 8-band equalizer with seven EQ presets for refining your sound. You can also engage one of six "surround" modes to make your music come alive in a different venue, such as a concert hall or church. If you want some added impact to your tunes, a full set of preamp outputs makes it easier to connect amplifiers for your speakers and a subwoofer.

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

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in internal amp (20 watts RMS/40 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.2" LCD touchscreen display
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • wireless remote control
    Audio/Video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, SD cards, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 8-band equalizer with seven EQ presets and six "Surround" modes
    • loudness controls
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB port (not iPod/iPhone compatible), front auxiliary input, rear A/V input, front SD card slot, front- and rear-view camera inputs
    • outputs: dual rear video outputs, 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, mono sub)
    Other Information:

    What's in the Box:

    • DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.2" touchscreen monitor (15A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 battery installed
    • Instruction Manual
    Reviews

    Blaupunkt Memphis 440BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (34 Reviews)

    Blaupunkt Memphis 440BT

    Tim from Pensacola, FL on 8/20/2017

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

    Never could get the tuner to work. Touchscreen not too responsive. Although sound quality and fit was perfect. Crutchfield customer and technical support was very helpful. Thanks for working with me on replacing unit.

    Pros: Sound quality good. Easy to install.

    Cons: Tuner never worked. Touchscreen seemed was fair, had to hit certain touchscreen buttons more than once. Certain English words not spelled correctly.

    had to return it

    Anonymous from Mercer Island, WA on 8/18/2017

    2008 Saturn Astra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I should have trusted the reviews! Thanks Crutchfield for accepting my return. For this price you can get a single din radio you can enjoy using. having the lcd display is worthless if no fm radio reception and very primitive BT.amplifier is weak,no tone controls. I did not even try the cd/dvd section because I don't need these.

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    Anonymous from Riverbank, CA on 6/6/2017

    2000 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good deal for the price.

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    Ryan from Lakewood, NY on 6/4/2017

    2001 Chevrolet Blazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Amfm did not work on both units I got.everything else was fine.

    Pros: Easy setup features easy

    Cons: Am fm did not work on both systems

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    Anonymous from Houston, TX on 5/26/2017

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

    I'll give it one star because it's cheap. If I had time, I would have pulled it out and purchased something better. The only thing we like is that it will play DVDs. The clock can't keep time (loses 15 min every month), the ability to pick up radio stations is very poor compared to OEM. The controls and interface are a pain. If you can afford something better, buy it. I guess I am getting old as I recall the days when Blaupunkt was a good brand. Very frustrated to have spent the time installing the unit.

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    Donald from Chelsea, AL on 3/24/2017

    2000 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit for the money. The microphone and FM reception need some work, but overall I am happy with the radio.

    Pros: Easy installation Bluetooth

    Cons: Microphone FM Reception

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    Anonymous from Opelousas, LA on 3/21/2017

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

    Great radio. Bluetooth works great automatically connects to my phone. The only complaint I have is you have to load your contacts into the radio every time Bluetooth disconnects. But its overall a great product

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    Travis from Pittsburgh, PA on 3/21/2017

    2001 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It works perfect and it came with everything. Didn't have no problems y

    Pros: A good website to order car electronics.

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    "No Complaints"

    Fred from Park Forest , IL on 3/20/2017

    2006 Saturn VUE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit so far.. wasn't a difficult install, it sounds great.. the price was very reasonable! No complaints.. The unit was shipped to me pretty fast, no glitches !! I've purchased other products from Crutchfield before, good professional people!!

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    Anonymous from Fremont, MI on 3/20/2017

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

    This is a nice stereo for the price. Couple of things that could be improved, at the lowest volume setting, it is still fairly loud. The ability to upload my own wallpaper, and customize the main screen would be nice. I would like to be able to remove unused icons. But, so far it sounds great and works good! I have not had a lot of luck with the phone Bluetooth yet, the audio quality is pretty bad, but I have not ruled out my phone as the problem.

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    Get what you pay for

    Anonymous from South Milwaukee, WI on 3/19/2017

    2007 Honda Pilot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Decent radio and good sound on the custom eq settings. Seems to have bad radio reception. Bluetooth is trouble some and doesn't seem to connect to streaming music unless I go into my phone settings and reconnect. The radio will connect to my phone for calls, thats another story. I bought this because I didn't want to mess with an external microphone. Everytime someone calls and I use the built in speaker they want to hang up on me right away because they say it sounds like I'm in a steel drum.

    Pros: Nice screen and good sound.

    Cons: Bad bluetooth connections, bad microphone, poor radio reception, way too many buttons on the remote.

    Crutchfield response on 3/21/2017 We're sorry you're disappointed with your new receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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    Anonymous from Berea Ky on 3/14/2017

    2004 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It works amazingly I have zero problems out it

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    Wouldn't fit, wasn't notified...

    Brian from Bellingham, WA on 3/13/2017

    2004 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wish this would have fit my car, or that I would have known before I ordered it that it wouldn't fit, but the website (and the adviser info) were wrong. But they they didn't find out until after they sent it too me. I had my dash apart and already had the wiring done when I realized this wouldn't fit in the bracket. Upon checking the site again, it said this unit would not fit my car. I ended up calling tech support when they told me that after I purchased it they discovered that it would not actually fit in my car (would have been nice if they emailed me when they made that discovery instead of me having to do all that work, just to rip it out and send it back). All in all, at this price it would have been perfect for my application, and the next reasonable unit was quite a bit more $. So, I'm disappointed in both the product and the fact that Crutchfield found out there was a problem after I bought it and wasn't proactive about letting me know. I expect better customer focus than this.

    Pros: Great price for a touchscreen with backup camera capability.

    Cons: Doesn't fit my car, and I wasn't told before I ripped my dash apart.

    Crutchfield response on 3/15/2017 We thank Brian for pointing out the fit issue we ran into with the Blaupunkt Memphis 440BT, and we apologize for any inconvenience he went through. We found out after we'd already had this receiver in stock that this radio's face is wider than typical double-DIN car stereos, so it won't work with most dash kits. We were not informed of it by the manufacturer. Because of great feedback from customers, like Brian, we were able to review the fit with the existing vehicle information we have and confirm the fit for our customers.

    Unhappy. Need to return.

    Michael from Birmingham Al on 3/13/2017

    2004 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You get what you pay for Fm reception is bad. I do not like having to click a icon to pull up presets. I does have good power output. It was inexpensive. But not the quality I exspected from a company that has been around this long.

    Pros: Cd dvd works well nice picture on dvd.

    Cons: Fm reception is bad. Tuner is weak.

    Crutchfield response on 3/14/2017 Michael, whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    very good head unit

    gilbert from santa ana, CA on 3/12/2017

    2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    the headunit is very very good. i really like it. for the price it is very awesome

    Pros: everything

    Cons: none

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    Jeffrey from Texas City, TX on 3/12/2017

    2012 Chevrolet Cruze
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Worked awesome just as I wanted and was easy to install

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    Anonymous from Middletown on 3/12/2017

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

    You get what u pay for right here. It's good quality and great features, but I'll spend the extra few bucks on the next car stereo

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    Great sound, feature rich

    Justin from Maine on 3/10/2017

    2006 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this radio a few weeks ago, before there were any reviews. Took a leap of faith on the Blaupunkt name, in combination with the price and the radio having the features I wanted. The biggest appeal for me is the presence of the USB and the SD card slot. I prefer to play my music from these sources. The blue tooth connection for the phone is convenient, but I won't use it much. Early feedback is the microphone is not great, sounds like I am in a cave to the person on the other end. USB: So far I have put a 64 GB stick in and the unit read/displayed/played just fine. I have found no information regarding if there is a max GB the unit can read. Micro SD: 32 GB listed max, I have not tried a larger size. Works great. Between the two memory card functions, I can have roughly 96 GB of music installed at all times. Sound: No complaints even with the factory speakers. 2006 Ford Expedition, fills the car very nicely. Numerous preset EQ options, along with a 3 band EQ to tweak it to your liking. Installation: Never tried one before. Was easy. I used heat shrink, no solder, clean, easy. The mounting bracket/face plate was just off, a touch to tight. I shaved off about a 1/16 of an inch of one side using a dremel. Worked out fine after that. Also had to modify the backing plate using the dremel. No big deal. Great price, feature rich for my needs, sounds great, easy install. FM reception has been fine. Fits in 2006 Ford Expedition contrary to

    Pros: Sound, appearance, features, USB, SD. Easy to install. Price. I can also connect my Sirius into the 3 mm jack, bye bye static. One button adjustment for screen brightness which is convenient as the daylight changes. Can also totally turn the screen off with one click.

    Cons: The folder structure that displays when using the USB or SD slot is fairly basic. My issue being the inability to jump from one artist folder directly to a different artist folder. The only way to navigate is to scroll thru the whole memory card. With a 64 GB card, it's a little slow and cumbersome, but not uncommon, especially in this price range. I changed the way my MP3's are tagged, this helped with the ease of navigation.

    Great Picture and sound quality

    chris from Grove City, PA on 3/10/2017

    2008 Dodge Dakota
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Cant beat the quality for the small budget price of this unit.Gets good reception and has a great picture when using rear camera or video. Sound quality is excellent. Cant beat the quality for the small budget.

    Pros: Good video quality Bluetooth works great with android phone Settings are easy to navigate through

    Cons: Send and receive buttons are a little small on screen when using phone Wiring Labels a bit confusing

    Great Bluetooth talking, radio reception weakness

    Gregory from Lititz, PA on 3/9/2017

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First one I received had an issue the second day. The radio got so scratchy it wasn't usable that day, but then it went away the next day. After talking to customer service and explaining the issues they decided to replace it. I bought from crutchfield because of their reputation, well deserved as I found out. The new one is working well but it's only been a week. The radio is the weakest part of the unit. The micro sd is great, and the Bluetooth works really well. Soldered harness, but actual install was 15 minutes in Forester. Tip: to get off molding pry it off from inside the vent, not outside where it can damage car. Bottom line, for an inexpensive touch screen this is working well. I will update the review after I have had it longer. UPDATED 7/31/17: The Radio is off and on with reception, it actually works better about 20 miles away from the station, but farther or closer it is static. I think it only works with line -of-sight, basically useless half the time. The Bluetooth is useless for my phone. The mike is built in and is in the middle of the car and I am in the driver seat. Whenever I use it the person on the phone tells me they cant hear me so I use ear buds. The SD card reader is OK for music, but with audio books it skips. On most I can't use the feature that lets me move the play point on the file. If something goes wrong I have to start the chapter or podcast from the beginning again. It is really frustrating. I am probably going to put the OEM unit back in. It will fix the radio part, I am already using earbuds for phone, and I will burn the mp3 audio to CDs again. Either spend another $100 for a better unit, or live with your OEM, I wish I had.

    Pros: Bluetooth talking on phone sd micro card great Easy install Looks good Good sound

    Cons: Radio reception

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    Taylor from High Point, NC on 3/9/2017

    2007 Chevrolet Cobalt

    Fantastic Head unit. Really sounds great with the Kickers we installed

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    Nice little head unit!

    Clyde from Richmond, VA on 3/8/2017

    2011 Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a nice little unit. I replaced the stock head unit in my truck with this and like it. The FM receiver is a little weaker than the stock but I don't usually listen to the radio. The Bluetooth streaming and hands free phone functionality works great. All in all a good choice for what I wanted.

    Pros: nice bright display, easy to use, bluetooth

    Cons: slightly weaker FM receiver.

    Very pleased so far

    Larry from Southlake, TX on 3/8/2017

    2006 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just had the unit installed in my 2006 Honda coupe yesterday so I don't have a lot of time with it yet. I'm very please with the available features in this unit for the price I paid for it. It looks very sharp and sounds great.

    Pros: price for features included

    Cons: somewhat difficult to see screen in sunlight the door to the media inputs on the face is not very robust. it takes a little time to boot up when starting the car

    Great unit at a great price!

    Karl from Willis, TX on 3/8/2017

    2010 Chrysler Sebring
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio before any reviews had been posted, so it I was going in blind, not really sure what I was getting. It was well worth the risk. This unit is great, for $129.99 there's no way you can get a better radio for that price. The screen doesn't look nearly as bad as some other head units I've seen and purchased, that were more expensive as well. Navigating through the menus is simple and straightforward, the controls are straight forward. This really adds a nice look with the rest of the interior in my 2010 Chrysler Sebring. All I wanted was a bluetooth connection in my car for listening to music, and honestly, this works fantastically for that. The built in speaker for hands free calling could be better, or might even be better if it wasn't built it and could be placed more conveniently. If you're looking for a bluetooth connection (or USB or SD for that matter) then this is a great unit at a great price. You're not getting a lot of the frills, but for less than $150 you're getting a very decent interface, straightforward controls that are easy to access while driving, and great sound, then this is more than capable of providing all of that.

    Pros: Cheap (price), great looking unit, easy to navigate menus, volume knob instead of buttons, screen looks better than more expensive head units

    Cons: Built in microphone isn't that great for hands free calling, cannot customize background display beyond the default images, bluetooth doesn't seem to pair automatically when the unit starts every time

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    Richard from York Haven, PA on 3/6/2017

    2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Terrible radio reception. Trouble Shooted twice with customer service. First guy we got told us to cut and splice wires to get steering wheel to work. After doing it, and it not working, we called back and got "JT" who was great, but informed us we would need yet another piece of equipment to make that happen. When I used the crutchfield guide and cart building my radio, it said i would have everything i needed to "plug in and play", and that was FAR from the truth. Very Disappointed, and will be returning everything, and starting over.

    Pros: Price

    Cons: The radio itself, has terrible reception! Tried BOTH antenna boosters too.

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    Anonymous from Suffolk, VA on 3/6/2017

    2010 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The closer I get to the FM station the worst the reception is, as if I was on the outer fringes of the station, coming in & out.

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    Great sound and picture

    Keith from Belleview, FL on 3/5/2017

    2015 Dodge Challenger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All around great product. Great sound and picture. I had one issue my FM stations wasnt coming in clear, I called Crutchfield and was advised to hook up the power antenna wire. Hooked it up and bam stations are there,i didnt know the car had a power antenna.

    Pros: You get alot for your money. Great sound and picture

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    Best bang for your buck

    Chad from Reading, MI on 3/5/2017

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

    Awesome and affordable receiver. My only negative mark against it is that the physical buttons/volume control/media flap are very chincy and feel cheap and rough. Aside from that, the touch screen is beautiful and it powers my aftermarket speakers beautifully. Runs all media like it should. Can't beat the sale price.

    Pros: Touchscreen is great Plays wide variety of media from several source options Internal amp is very nice

    Cons: Physical buttons on left side are clunky and feel like a kid toy.

    Good Unit

    Pete from Oregon on 3/3/2017

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

    First off 4 stars for me is a great review, 5 would be perfect, and nothing is perfect, (Except for my wife). I grew up with the dream of owning a Blaupunkt, any one else remember the 80's. I know this isn't the same company, but what the heck. About the unit, great, but all I have to compare it to is the broken unit in my 04 F-150. I did now want to pay multiple hundreds of dollars just to listen to NPR, books on CD and local stations. I did however want to modernize my truck a little, so I went with a touch screen. I really didn't need all the fancy e-gadgets and 2 or 4 or 10 phone pairing etc. This is the first unit I ever installed on my own, and to say, it wasn't too bad. Had to make an emergency run for some screws to attach the mounting bracket to the unit, but that is par for any DYI project. I did solder and heat shrink the harness to the unit, (Oh read the instructions firs, just don't charge in, had to undo and re-splice a couple times on wires that needed 2 to 1 connection). The mounting bracket was pretty easy to figure out, but took a little modification to fit in the space provided by the truck, but my son and I got it. First time to try it out and the radio sounded really bad, so this afternoon I removed the access panel, and the antenna wire had come loose, so I just plugged it back in, sounds good now, everything is pretty easy to use or figure out, I like it. If you want a good radio and a good price, then there you have it.

    Pros: Easy to install, most the wires on the head unit matched the adapter harness.

    Cons: No mounting screws for the bracket to the unit, had to modify the mounting bracket a bit, all easy stuff to fix.

    Great picture, bad reception

    Kevin from Columbus, Ohio on 3/1/2017

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

    I got this to install a backup cam.works great for that. I only have two issues with it. First radio reception is poor. This seems to be the only radio that has issues picking up local staions without occasional interference. Second is it does not show the song information when playing. If those things are not important to you then this is a great deal.

    Pros: Great display, lots of options

    Cons: Poor reception and no song info

    Crutchfield response on 3/1/2017 Kevin, whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our tech support team right away. They can help you solve the problems and get your radio working properly! Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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    Scott from Wilmington, MA on 2/28/2017

    2008 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Solid features for entry level DVD source unit. Simple interface, one touch complete dimming , okay FM reception, decent DVD playback clarity, most common media source inputs and RCA outputs for expansion.

    Pros: Features, quality sound, price , ease of use, Crutchfield included install gear and instructions.

    Cons: No subwoofer level control , slight delays in menu changes.

    Can't be beat for the price!

    Scott from Pinellas Park, FL on 2/28/2017

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    my radio reception is also much worse but it helps to take it off stereo and local/distance can help to. built in mic is pretty bad and really needs an external one. I hate that if your in a menu you have to constantly be touching something or it reverts back to main screen to quickly but it seems like all radios are like this. they should either just have a back button or you should be able to adjust the timeout because it is very frustrating when you are trying to adjust sound levels etc. and makes it take longer then it should. other then the couple things mentioned it's a great unit and for the price cant be beat so i bought another for the wife's suv! i paired my unit with a pioneer 400w per channel digital amp and kickers in the back and kicker components in the front. very good clean and powerful sound with no distortion at full level!!! I will be adding a pioneer 300w mono amp with a 10" pioneer sub under the back seat of my f150 to give it the low end bass it needs to complete the sound field.

    Pros: eq is great, decent power, good picture, like the volume knob.

    Cons: radio reception, built in mic and controls can be a little funky.

    Spend the extra $100

    Nate from Carlsbad, NM on 2/27/2017

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

    Out of the box - 3 of the 4 audio channels from the harness did not work. After I got tired of troubleshooting it, I tried the menu system which was SUPER confusing. There are no controls for your subwoofer control or any built in filters(HPF, LPF). The only positive think I can say about this unit is that the DVD I tested during installation played fine(except the sound obviously). Super cheap solution if you are not picky about having control over your sub or HPF, LPF.

    Pros: Easy to install, DVD worked

    Cons: Bad channels out of the box, No subwoofer controls, No LPF or HPF control, Confusing menu system, bad reception(AM/FM).

    Crutchfield response on 3/1/2017 Nate, we're sorry you're disappointed with your new receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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    Thomas from Bluefield, WV on 2/26/2017

    2016 Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great price point for all the options you get. Overall all the head unit is a good head unit especially for what you are paying. As always could be better, it has a slower response time when navigating through the menus, radio reception isn't as good as the stock unit. In my install it would better to not have a rotary knob for volume as it sits to close to the trim.

    Pros: Great for the price point

    Cons: Radio reception not as good as stock unit. Slower response time when navigating menus.

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    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (Front), RCA (Rear)
    Audio/video Input RCA (Rear)
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, microSD/SDHC
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    iPhone N/A
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 20
    Peak Output 40 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 1kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 8
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Built-in
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Touchscreen & Remote Control
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc/SD/USB Playback
    AV Connectivity

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    6.2" LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The Blaupunkt Memphis 440 features a fixed 6.2" (16:9) LCD touchscreen monitor. Memphis 440 offers large easy-to-indentify on-screen source & menu icons with touchscreen control. The LCD touchscreen monitor also provides song/artist information display and video playback.

    • Picture Modes: Choose between five Picture Mode - Standard, Light, Soft, Bright, or Custom
    • Video Adjustments: The Custom Picture mode allows you to manually adjust the monitor's Brightness, Contrast, Color, Hue, and Sharpness.
    • Wallpaper: You can select between six built-in Wallpapers for the on-screen menu background.

    Note: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on the built-in LCD touchscreen monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to display video, the head unit's brown wire must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged.

    Hard-Key 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 button illumination between 7 preset colors (Green / Blue / Red / Yellow / Cyan / Fuchsia / White), a custom RGB color (0-255), or Auto (scans through all preset colors). You can also adjust the brightness of the button illumination.

    IR Remote: The Blaupunkt Memphis 440 comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of the DVD receiver.

    Built-in SWC: The Memphis 440 offers built-in steering wheel remote compatibility with select non-CAN Bus vehicles from Chevy, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, and Scion.

    Note: This unit only works with analog steering wheel controls; it does not support any data-bus systems. This unit is not compatible with external steering wheel control interfaces.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 2.0: The Blaupunkt Memphis 440 offers Bluetooth 2.0 with hands-free phone communication (HFP), plus wireless music streaming & control (A2DP/AVRCP). You can only pair & connect one Bluetooth phone or audio device at a time.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Memphis 440 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone. You can answer or make a call from the head unit's touchscreen and carry on a phone conversation hands-free. The unit's integrated microphone carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person.

    • 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 DVD receiver's touchscreen controls. Outgoing calls can be made be entering telephone numbers directly via the receiver's touchscreen keypad. You can also search for contact names in your phone's downloaded phonebook from the Memphis 440 and then make your call. In addition, you can make a call by searching your phone's call history (Received/Dialed/Missed).

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Memphis 440 allows you to play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or audio player. You can control basic music playback functions (Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the Memphis 440. Advanced music navigation will still need to be done through your Bluetooth mobile device. This unit does not display song/artist information from connected Bluetooth audio devices. 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.

    Disc/SD/USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Blaupunkt Memphis 440 has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier. It supports playback of DVD-video and CD-Audio discs; as well as DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs with MPEG4/DivX/AVI video files, MP3/WMA music files, and JPEG photo files.

    • Off Insert/Eject:  You can insert and eject a disc with the unit off.
    • Auto Reload: If a disc is left in the ejected position for 10 seconds, the disc is automatically reloaded.

    microSD-Card Slot: The Memphis 440 features a front-panel microSD card slot. The unit's microSD card slot supports microSD and microSDHC memory cards (up to 32GB). The unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files, DivX video files, and JPEG photo files recorded onto a microSD/SDHC memory card.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Blaupunkt Memphis 440 is equipped with a front-panel USB-A port for connection and control of a portable USB mass storage class (MSC) device, such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. The unit supports playback of MP3/WMA music files, DivX video files, and JPEG photo files recorded onto a USB MSC device. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (max. 0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The USB port is not compatible with Apple iOS or Android devices and USB hubs or card-readers.

    Playback & Search Functions: The Memphis 440 offers a variety of playback & search functions - including File/Folder Search, Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Random/Repeat.

    Song/Artist Information: During playback, the unit's touchscreen monitor will display song, artist, and album information (when available). This unit does not support Album Art.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    40W (Peak) x 4 Channel Amplifier: The Blaupunkt Memphis 440 is equipped with a 40W (Peak) x 4 channel amplifier.

    5Ch/2V Preouts: The Blaupunkt Memphis 440 is outfitted with 5 channel/2V pre outs (Front, Rear, & mono-Sub).

    Equalizer: You can select from 7 EQ presets - Standard, Classic, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Electric, or Custom. The Custom mode allows you to manually adjust the receiver's 8-band EQ (60, 150, 400, 1k, 3k, 7k, 15k, 20k Hz).

    Surround Modes: You can select between six Surround modes (Concert, Church, Passive, Wide, Live, or None).

    Loudness: The Loudness feature boosts Bass & Treble levels a low volume levels.

    Beep Tones: An audible beep tone confirms each function selection. The beep tone can be disabled/enabled in the Setup Menu.

    AM/FM Tuner: The Blaupunkt Memphis 440 has a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. A total of 40 AM/FM stations can be stored as presets. You can select between North America and European tuning.

    AV Connectivity

    Aux Input: The Blaupunkt Memphis 440 features a front-panel 3.5mm Aux input for connection of an external portable audio device.

    AV Input: The Blaupunkt Memphis 440 rear-panel AV input consists of a composite video jack and stereo RCA jacks.

    Dual Video Outs: Two RCA composite video output jacks allow you to add external monitors such rear headrest monitors (sold separately). The video outputs will display whatever video signal that is being displayed on the DVD receiver's touchscreen monitor.

    Front & Rear Camera Inputs: The Memphis 440 features a dual camera inputs for connecting front & rear view cameras (sold separately) to aid you in seeing what's in front and/or behind your vehicle. When an optional backup camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen whenever your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (pink wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.5 seconds.

    Note: The camera inputs are meant as a visual aid only; never solely rely on a front & backup camera. In addition to using the camera, always physically look to make sure everything is clear around your vehicle.

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    Why did you buy this?

    Great brand and value [ Kenneth  Mar 11, 2017 ]
    Like quality and value unit provides [ Mark Jason  Feb 25, 2017 ]
    Suited my needs for a replacement radio at a my price point [ DAVID  Feb 23, 2017 ]
    Great product for this price point. Blaupunkt ha a great reputation. [ Alonzo  Feb 22, 2017 ]
    Best value for the price. [ Kirk  Feb 22, 2017 ]
    Needing a replacement head unit for wife's car. Always trust the good people at Crutchfield's. Like the old saying goes "you get what you pay for". Thanks guys for the awesome service! [ Annette  Feb 17, 2017 ]
    Great price and brand name. [ Michael  Feb 15, 2017 ]
    Excellent price for a quality name brand product with many features. [ Daniel  Feb 15, 2017 ]
    The price was right [ Tim  Feb 15, 2017 ]

    7 questions already asked

    The mic is rather poor & weak. Ours does work, but not well. The radio as a whole is very poor IMHO. it was cheap and I didn't have the time to return it. It can't even maintain the time (loses 15 in a month) and pics up stations poorly. But it's cheap i guess. [ leslie  May 26, 2017 ]
    check you mic settings maybe. it is a crappy built in mic also. you may be able to add a mic in the rear not sure, check the book. [ Scott  May 26, 2017 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  May 26, 2017 ]  Staff
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Kenny  Mar 14, 2017 ]  Staff
    only one cd or dvd [ Terence  Feb 28, 2017 ]
    One [ derek  Feb 27, 2017 ]
    One [ William  Feb 27, 2017 ]
    I believe it only holds one, I intalled my wifes not long ago and I wouldn't dare put another disc in with it. You aren't goimg to find a deck this cheap that will play multiple cds. However ot does look ver noce and works great for the price. ?? [ Stephen  Feb 27, 2017 ]
    To clarify just a touch, the artist and song info is displayed when playing audio files stored on a USB stick or on a mini SD card. [ Justin  Mar 04, 2017 ]
    No and no for radio, and USB. Only CD shows artist and song name. Radio sounds good after adjusting Equilizer to your liking. DVD working good. Crutch field did awesome job on correct bezel and wiring harness to. I also purchased the easy connectors and trim tools. They all worked as described. [ William  Feb 27, 2017 ]
    no, it's internal, however I did not install this unit in my car, I put it in my RV, First trip this week, works really good talking to people while driving [ Donald  Mar 01, 2017 ]
    No the unit only comes with a built in microphone. So far some callers can hear me clearly with some have complained about audio quality. [ David  Feb 28, 2017 ]
    no and it does need one as the built in one is not very good. [ Scott  Feb 28, 2017 ]
    No it does not [ Terence  Feb 28, 2017 ]
    no external microphone but it has one built in near the disc drive. I tested it out the other day it works nicely [ Aaron  Feb 28, 2017 ]
    No it doesn't have an external microphone, instead it has a microphone built in as part of the unit. So you don't have to tear the dash apart to run any microphone wires. [ Stephen  Feb 28, 2017 ]
    Thanks for your question. The display itself has no variable color options but the actual buttons on the receiver do have a variable color option. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Feb 22, 2017 ]  Staff
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