GPS/DVD/CD/TV/Bluetooth/I Pod Players

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 00:09
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Hi have been wondering about those all in one Double DIN units that are out now. The ones that do everything, in relation to Thread Number 64887, what i wanted to know is :

What is the sound quality like of the CD Player and DVD player?
Is it typical of the cheap chinese CD Tuners or is on par with Kenwood/Sony/JVC etc? Good treble and bass with no inteference.

What is the TV/GPS reception like? And what type of aerial would be needed for the TV to work better?

What is the resolution like and is there settings for Bass/Treble/Fader etc.

These things just seem to good to be true, especially for the price. Its just that i enjoy good clean sound and will be pairing it all up with some decent speakers, but it all starts with a good clear Head Unit so dont wanna get that far down the track and have poor sound quality.

Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 05:37

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 05:37
Hi Kroozer,

I replaced the double DIN radio in my 200 with the Polaris, a combination GPS/radio/CD/DVD/MP3/bluetooth + reverse camera option (which I have installed).

I am very happy overall with the unit. The radio quality is better than the standard 200 radio, but the bluetooth is only average. There are options to adjust the base/treble etc, along with settings to set up the 5.1 sound (a bot of overkill in a vehicle).

What I particularly like is that I can also run a licensed copy of Oziexplorer on the unit. This way I can have the standard GPS street navigation or swap the SD card over and run Oziexplorer.

There is an option for a TV tuner, but I haven't bothered to install it (yet!). The DVD quality is good, but not quite as good as the roof mounted Alpine DVD I installed for the kids.

The Polaris unit is very similar to the VMS unit, but about 1/2 the cost (~$1300 vs ~$2700). The VMS unit does have the option of 3 cameras and comes standard with off-road mapping, but I liked the value of the Polaris unit.

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Follow Up By: Kumunara (NT) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 10:38

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 10:38
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Will it play DIVX files?



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Follow Up By: Member - Captain (WA) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 12:11

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 12:11
Umm... don't know. Given that DIVX is based on MPEG4 format I guess there is a good chance it would work. I would look up the manual for you, but currently in the USA for work.

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 08:51

Sunday, Feb 22, 2009 at 08:51
It is also illegal to have a TV operating where the driver can see it

Of course that only applies when vehicle is moving.

GPs is allowed as is considered a driver aid.


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