DVD/Video CD Features
External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Mobile Multimedia Station:
Alpine's line of Ai-NET Mobile Multimedia Stations allow you to connect and
control a wide range of in-car audio and visual systems, such as DVD/CD/MP3
changers, rear seat monitors, and navigation systems, from an in-dash control
center and hideaway tuner unit.
Motorized, 7" Wide Touchscreen
Monitor: The IVA-D310 has a motorized 7" wide, touchscreen monitor (with
16:9 aspect ratio) that serves as a video monitor and system information
PulseTouch: The unit's
touchscreen features "PulseTouch," which provides tactile feedback, along with
audible and visual confirmation, to the user to confirm the input of commands.
It uses different vibrations and pressures that simulate what it feels like when
you tap a real button, hold a button down, move a slider or touch where no
screen commands exist.
Automatic Monitor Opening/Closing:
When the Automatic Opening/Closing mode is set to "Full," the monitor
automatically opens when the ignition key is turned to the "Acc" or "On"
position. When the mode is set to "Manual", the monitor must be opened and
closed using the Open/Close button. When the mode is set to "Close", the monitor
automatically closes when the ignition key is turned off.
Adjustment: You can adjust the monitor's angle and slide position for
better visibility. The screen angle can be adjusted between 40 and 105 degrees.
The monitor's position can set to the normal position or slid forward
approximately 1/2" ("front position") to clear possible dash obstructions.
Flat Angle Setting: When you
want to operate some vehicle controls (air conditioner, etc.) that are hidden
behind the raised monitor, you can temporarily position the monitor at a flat
angle by pressing the "Open/Flat" button on the front panel. After 10 seconds in
the flat position, the monitor moves back to its original angle.
Video Lock-out Feature: For
safety and legal reasons, the IVA-D310 features a video lock-out feature to
prevent the viewing of a video source while the vehicle is in motion. To watch a
video source, the vehicle must be parked with the ignition in the ACC or ON
position. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged, disengaged, and engaged
again while the foot brake is held in.
Dual Screen Display: When an
Alpine AMP Link-compatible external amplifier is connected to this unit, you can
display the operating parameters of the amplifier, such as temperature, voltage,
and current draw.
Illumination Control: You can
select one of the following dimmer settings:
- Auto: adjusts the
brightness of the background illumination of the monitor depending on the
ambient light in your vehicle
- On: keeps the background
illumination of the monitor dark
- Off: keeps the background
illumination of the monitor bright
Background Screen: You have a
choice of 2 different background textures. These backgrounds are visible when a
CD, MP3/WMA, or the tuner is selected. When "Auto Background" is activated, the
background texture will change each time the ignition key is turned off and
turned on again.
Display Modes: You can select
one of the following display modes:
- Mode 1 (Wide): evenly
stretches a 4:3 picture horizontally to fit the wide screen monitor
- Mode 2 (Cinema): displays
a 4:3 picture by stretching out the picture horizontally and vertically.
This mode is good for displaying a cinema-type picture with a 16:9 ratio.
- Mode 3 (Normal): displays
a 4:3 picture at the center of the screen with a vertical black band at each
Blackout Display Mode: When the Blackout mode is activated, the
display turns off to reduce power consumption. The additional power made
available by turning off the display helps enhance sound quality.
Rear Entertainment Function:
The rear entertainment function independently routes different sources to the
front and rear monitors in a vehicle. For example, while listening to the radio
or other audio source in the front, a DVD can be enjoyed in the rear with an
optional rear monitor and headphones; the rear zone signals are passed by RCA composite video and stereo RCA preamp audio connections.
Simultaneous Function: This
function allows you to watch the video portion of one source, while listening to
the audio portion of another source.
MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play CD-ROM,
CD-R, and CD-RW discs containing MP3 and WMA files recorded using the ISO 9660
Level 1 or Level 2 formats; constant and variable bit rates from 32 kbps to 320
kbps are supported for MP3 and 32 kbps to 320 kbps for WMA. Discs recorded using
Joliet, Romeo, or other ISO 9660 compliant formats can be played, but file and
folder names may not be displayed correctly. CD-ROM XA, Mixed Mode CD, Enhanced
CD (CD-Extra) and multi-session recordings are supported, but recordings made
using Track At Once or packet writing cannot be correctly played back. Discs
containing both standard CD audio and MP3 data can be played; the unit may be
set to play only the CD audio tracks or both types of tracks. ID3 tag v1 and WMA
tag are supported; track title, artist name and album name ID3 tag data can be
Max Tune SQ Tuner: The IVA-D310
incorporates the Max Tune SQ tuner for the highest quality tuner audio. You can
choose between three settings to suit your own sound preferences and usage:
Normal, Hi-Fi (sound quality priority), Stable (noiseless priority setting).
Interrupt Feature (NAV.MIX)
With an Alpine navigation system connected to the IVA-D310, the voice guidance
of the navigation system will be mixed with the radio or CD audio. You can
adjust the volume level of the voice guidance. If you use this unit connected to
an external audio processor, use the built in amplifier. You cannot use this
function with an external amplifier.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The
IVA-310 has a steering remote control input. When used with the optional SWI-JACK
interface (item number 127SWIJACK), you can retain the use of your factory
steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head
unit in select vehicles. The SWI-JACK is compatible with over 95% of the
vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura,
Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda,
Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda,
Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn,
Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagens and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult
"Outfit My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Overview: The Alpine IVA-D310
features i-Personalize, which provides the user an extraordinary degree of
system personalization. You can select from a wide variety of audio, video and
display modes to suit your personal tastes.
MX (MediaXpander): The
MediaXpander function makes vocals or instruments sound distinct by restoring
sound quality typically lost during recording or transmission. This function
helps restore audio information that becomes obscured when audio is compressed.
The MX function can be applied to all sources, except AM radio. There are three
expansion modes for each of the following internal sources: CD, FM, Compressed
Media (MP3/WMA) and XM Radio. There are three expansion modes for DVD (Movie 1 &
2 and Music) and three expansion mode for auxiliary sources (MP3, Movie, and
Bass Engine Plus:
Bass Engine functions provide control over your system, so you can tailor the
sound to your personal tastes. Bass Engine Plus includes the following
- Bass Max EQ Mode: You can
select from 10 EQ presets: Flat, Rock, Pops, Jazz, Electric, Hip Hop, Easy,
Country, Classic, News, and Custom (custom can be adjusted in the parametric
- Parametric EQ: You can
adjust the following items:
- Center Frequency:
- High: 10kHz,
- Mid-High: 500Hz,
700Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 6kHz
- Mid-Low: 100Hz,
- Low: 40Hz, 60Hz,
- Level: -12dB to +12dB
- Bandwidth (Q):
- High: 1.0
- Mid-High: 1.0,
- Mid-Low: 1.0, 1.5,
- Low: 1.0, 2.0, 3.0
- 4-Channel Digital Time
Correction: The time correction feature allows you to create virtual
speaker positions by delaying the signals being sent to the speakers closest
to you. When the correct delay times have been entered for the front right,
front left, rear right and rear left speakers, all sounds reach your ears at
the same time, providing optimized imaging and frequency response. Using the
Bass Focus adjustment, the time difference between the front-rear/left-right
speakers can be adjusted at the same time. Time correction settings can be
saved in one of 6 preset memories.
- 3-Position 12dB/Octave
Crossover: An 80Hz/120Hz/160Hz low-pass filter is available for the
subwoofer outputs, and an 80Hz/120Hz/160Hz high-pass filter is available for
the front right, front left, rear right and rear left preamp outputs.
Either, or both, filters may be turned off.
- Subwoofer Switch/Phase
Selector: The phase of the subwoofer outputs may be set to normal (0
degrees), reverse (180 degrees) or off; this function allows you to minimize
phase cancellation of bass frequencies, for stronger bass response.
Visual EQ Mode: You can
select one of the following preset modes suitable for the subject image:
- Night Mode: suitable for
movies in which dark scenes frequently appear
- Soft: suitable for CGs and
- Sharp: suitable for old
movies where images are not clearly shown
- Contrast: suitable for
- User Memory (P-1, P-2):
You can change and save Brightness, Color, Tint, Contrast, and Sharpness
values from any of the presets in up to two user memories
Data Download: You can download
data from Alpine's website to a CD-R or CD-RW, then upload and store the data in
the IVA-D310. Parametric EQ, Time Correction, Crossover, and Subwoofer data are memorized
in a preset for each mode.
DVD/Video CD Features
DVD Menu Direct Touch Control:
The unique PulseTouch touchscreen allows you to activate selections on the DVD
main menu by directly touching the screen on the desired selection instead of
navigating choices using cursors.
DVD Control Menu: During DVD
playback, the control menu is accessible by touching the screen. The 2-page menu
appears at the bottom of the screen allowing you to skip tracks forward or
backward, stop or pause playback, access the DVD menu, change the audio
language, subtitle language, camera angles, and change the display modes. You
can also access a "10-key" numeric keyboard for direct chapter access. If
desired, you can access a more traditional cursor-type menu for DVD control.
Dolby Digital and DTS
Compatibility: When the optical digital output (standard Toslink) on the
rear of the head unit is connected to an optional Alpine digital audio
processor, you can enjoy Dolby Digital and DTS surround.
Pre-stop Function: When the
Pre-stop function is used, the position at which playback is stopped is stored
in the memory, and playback resumes from that position.
Motion Playback: When a DVD or Video CD is in the pause mode, you may move
forward through the program being played one step (frame) at a time, or in one
of the following slow motion speeds: 1/2 or 1/8. When playing a DVD, you can use
slow motion playback in the reverse direction.
While a DVD or Video CD is playing, you can view the program in double speed in
either direction by touching and holding the fast-forward or fast-reverse button
on the touchscreen for more than 1 second. If held for 5 or more seconds,
playback at 8x speed in the selected direction will begin.
Repeat Playback: When
playing a DVD, you can repeat the current title or the current chapter. When
playing a Video CD, you can repeat the current track or the entire disc.
Multi-Angle Display: This
function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a
number of different angles.
Note: This function is limited to DVDs
recorded with multiple camera angles.
Parental Lock allows you to restrict the playback of DVDs that are unsuitable
for younger viewers. You can select a parental lock rating from 0-8, which is
protected by a 4-digit password.
Digital Output: You can
select a digital output setting of Auto or LPCM. When set to Auto, the digital
output is switched automatically according to the type of audio signals being
played. When set to LPCM, the audio signals recorded on the disc are converted
to 48kHz/16-bit (for DVDs) or 44.1kHz (for Video CDs and CDs) linear PCM audio
signals for output.
External Device Controls
Satellite Radio Ready: There
are several options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio
receiver to this receiver:
iPod Adapter Compatible: The
optional KCA-420i adapter (item # 500KCA420i) allows an iPod or iPod mini portable digital music
player with a dock connector to be hooked up and controlled by this unit. All
the iPod buttons will be disabled when connected to this adapter and it will be
controlled from the Alpine receiver. With this interface, you'll be able to play
your iPod music files through your Alpine receiver and have all the titling
information appear on the Alpine's display.
Changer Controls: This unit is
compatible with 6- and 12-disc Alpine Ai-NET CD changers; also, this unit can
control Alpine Ai-NET CD/MP3 changers and DVD changers. Alpine M-Bus CD changers
cannot be controlled by this unit. With
the addition of an optional adapter, more than one CD changer can be controlled.
One KCA-400C adapter will allow you to connect up to 4 CD changers, and two
KCA-400C adapters will allow you to connect up to a total of 6 CD changers. You
can also use the KCA-410C Versatile Link adapter to connect 2 changers and 2
auxiliary input sources. When connected to
a text capable changer, this unit can display text data from CD Text encoded CDs
and MP3 CDs.
External Audio Processor: When
an optional Alpine external audio processor is connected to this unit, you can
operate it from the unit. Dozens of settings can be adjusted, including
crossover adjustment, time correction, phase switching, EQ adjustments, surround
sound adjustments, and speaker levels.
Amp Link: When the IVA-D310 is
connected to an optional Alpine Amp Link-compatible amplifier you can set and
make adjustments to the amp from the unit. In addition to the settings you
can make, you can also name each amplifier and display the amp status on the
screen. Up to eight Amp Link-compatible amplifiers can be linked together in
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Optical Digital Output:
There is a standard Toslink optical digital output on the back of the monitor
for connecting the unit to an optional audio processor. The optical cable is
supplied with the processor.
Navigation Input: Located on
the hideaway unit, the IVA-D310 provides a 13-pin RGB jack for connecting an
optional Alpine navigation system.
Display Connections: The
in-dash monitor has a 26-pin male plug on the end of an 8" pigtail for connecting
the in-dash unit to the hideaway tuner unit. A 9.75' extension cable is supplied,
giving you more options for places to mount the hideaway unit.
Preamp Inputs/Outputs: When the
system switch is in the Normal position, the IVA-D310
provides preamp outputs for front, rear, and subwoofer channels. When the system
switch is in the EQ/DIV position, the front and rear preamp connections operate
as inputs, allowing you to connect an optional EQ or audio processor. These RCA
connections are located on the hideaway unit.
Rear Camera Input: A single
composite video input is provided for an optional rear-view camera. If a
rear-view camera is connected, you should also connect the reverse lead
(orange/white wire in main power harness) to the vehicle's back-up lamp circuit.
When properly connected, the image from the rear-view camera appears on the
monitor when the vehicle is shifted into reverse.
Ai-NET: One Ai-NET connector is
provided for connecting a CD changer, DVD changer, or other Ai-Net compatible
Auxiliary Input: Stereo RCA
jacks and an RCA composite video jack are provided for connecting an external
video source such as a VCR, DVD player, or video game.
Auxiliary Output: Stereo RCA
jacks and an RCA composite video jack are provided for feeding A/V signals to an
optional video monitor. When the Rear Entertainment Function is used and these jacks are connected to a rear seat entertainment system (e.g. a rear seat monitor and wireless headphones), your rear seat passengers can view/listen to a different source than the one selected for the front passengers.
Remote In/Out: A 6-pin female
Molex jack allows you to connect the remote control plugs from an optional video
monitor or TV tuner.
Note: Some optional Alpine monitors have touchscreen controls
requiring connection of monitor control wire of the remote harness.
Steering Wheel Remote Control
Interface: A 3.5mm minijack for connecting to a steering wheel remote
interface box, such as the PAC SWI-JACK (item # 127SWIJACK).
AV Selector: A multi-pin
connector (protected by a yellow plastic cover) allows you to connect the
IVA-D310 to the VPE-S431 Video Switcher/Expansion box. The optional expansion
box lets you connect multiple audio/video sources as well as additional
Connector: The hideaway unit includes a 10-pin female jack (labeled "Ext.
Out") for connecting the IVA-D310 to the KCE-510M Amplifier Link box. Connected
amplifiers can be controlled, and the operating status of each amplifier can be
displayed on the monitor. Up to 8 Amp Link-compatible Alpine amplifiers can be
daisy chained together in this manner.
Antenna Connector: The female
Motorola jack for connecting the vehicle's antenna is located on the
hideaway/tuner unit, not the in-dash monitor. A 10' antenna extension cable is
provided for routing the signals from the vehicle's antenna to the hideaway
Power Connections: Constant
power and ground must be provided to the in-dash monitor. Constant power,
switched power, and ground must be provided to the hideaway/tuner unit. The
supplied DC/DC converter box should be mounted in the dash (a 19" cable leading
from the in-dash monitor unit is provided). Extra-long speaker wires are
included in the main power harness that plugs into the hideaway unit.
- FM/AM Tuner Unit: W=6.998"
(approximately 9.141" wide with harnesses and cables plugged in), H=1.574",
- DC/DC Converter: W=3.701",