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ShoMe
08-29-2007, 02:36 AM
I'm looking to buy in-dash DVD player. I narrow my options to Alpine iva-d310 and Clarion VRX775VD. Alpine is around $760 and Clarion around $600. I read a lot review about Alpine and couldn't find any about Clarion. I need your opinion. Witch one is better?

Thanks

ljchrs
08-29-2007, 02:42 AM
I'v had alpine decks for about 8years and never had a problem but then again i never had one with a dvd player or a screen on it

JT1979
08-29-2007, 08:39 AM
I had the clarion in-dash with touch screen and it was awesome. never had ne problems.

starkfu
08-29-2007, 11:15 AM
IVA-D105 (http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/product.php?model=IVA-D105)

Worlddre
08-29-2007, 11:18 AM
IVA-D105 (http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/product.php?model=IVA-D105)

screen is disgraceful compared to what you get on the 310 or 205

starkfu
08-29-2007, 12:12 PM
IVA-D105:

Video Monitor

* • Illlumination System: Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tube
* • Number of Picture Elements: 280,800 pcs. (1200x2234)
* • Operation System: TFT Active Matrix
* • LCD Type: Transparent Type TN LCD
* • Screen Size: Motorized 6.5''Screen

IVA-D310:

Video Monitor

* • Illlumination System: Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tube
* • Number of Picture Elements: 336,960 pcs. (1,440 x 234)
* • Operation System: TFT Active Matrix
* • LCD Type: Transparent Type TN LCD
* • Screen Size: Mototrized 7'' Screen

The only difference is the size by 1/2" (which also accounts for the pixel and resolution difference), but are separated by a $400 price tag. I do agree that the one line display is a little odd, but I got used to it. The D105 has a lot more capabilities with add ons tho. I can actually view the address book of my motorola Q and call some one from the screen.

personal preference I guess?

ShoMe
08-29-2007, 12:49 PM
If I buy Alpine I'll buy 310. I read a lot good reviews abut this model. And I heard that this Clarion is really good too and it's $150 cheaper. Don't know which one to buy.

2002XLT
08-29-2007, 12:54 PM
do you have an alpine V12 amp?

profoundwill
08-29-2007, 01:01 PM
I had a Alpine IVA-d900 which supposed to be one of Alpines top DVD players and I currently have a Clarion VRX575usb which one of there lower end DVD players. And the clarion to me is better, it has a lot more features, granted we are comparing a older alpine to a new clarion, but nonetheless, I like the clarion more. It does alot more for a lot cheaper price. It has a built in USB port, plays DivX media, AAC, plays pretty much any media, the screen is very clear, really easy to use. Crossover isn't that great but neither is the Alpine you are looking at. But if you have an amp with a built in crossover you should be fine. Clarion gets my vote. If you want anymore user info on the VRX575usb hit me up.

Worlddre
08-29-2007, 01:34 PM
IVA-D105:

Video Monitor

* Illlumination System: Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tube
* Number of Picture Elements: 280,800 pcs. (1200x2234)
* Operation System: TFT Active Matrix
* LCD Type: Transparent Type TN LCD
* Screen Size: Motorized 6.5''Screen

IVA-D310:

Video Monitor

* Illlumination System: Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tube
* Number of Picture Elements: 336,960 pcs. (1,440 x 234)
* Operation System: TFT Active Matrix
* LCD Type: Transparent Type TN LCD
* Screen Size: Mototrized 7'' Screen

The only difference is the size by 1/2" (which also accounts for the pixel and resolution difference), but are separated by a $400 price tag. I do agree that the one line display is a little odd, but I got used to it. The D105 has a lot more capabilities with add ons tho. I can actually view the address book of my motorola Q and call some one from the screen.

personal preference I guess?

oh i fully agree that feature and upgrade wise the d105 can do more but i just cant get over the resolution difference

bikinpunk
08-29-2007, 01:40 PM
Alpine d310. Hands down.

ShoMe
08-29-2007, 02:07 PM
I don't have V12 amp. So far I bought Pioneer Premier TS-C720PRS, Pioneer Premier PRS-D2000T amp and Rockford T2 sub. All I need from HU is good picture and sound quality.

aleborjas
08-29-2007, 03:08 PM
get pioneer 5900 for me is better than both even better RCA's Voltage

Rich B
08-29-2007, 03:14 PM
Alpine, but I might also consider a Panasonic:hide: because their DVD HU's come with Dolby Digital processing builtin.

It would depend on what the sceen looks like compared to the Alpines.

trimegatron
08-29-2007, 05:45 PM
Just my .02 - I had 3 Kenwood Excellon level decks since 96. The last one I had for ~5 years and it broke. Sent it in and they fixed it for free

My alpine head (I don't have a number but it was 900-1K) broke quickly, is difficult to maneuver thru the menus and the slider bar *****.

I know you mention Clarion or Alpine - but I'm never messing with Alpine again.

SQChevy
08-30-2007, 10:18 AM
I've had both Alpine and Clarion DVD players and I'd have to say my vote goes for Alpine. They have been great for me.

ShoMe
08-31-2007, 03:45 AM
Thank you all. I'll probably buy Alpine. I'm only worried about 2v preamp voltage.

bikinpunk
08-31-2007, 12:00 PM
Preout voltage doesn't matter. That's what gains are for. It has no difference on the "sound".

drivingreckless
08-31-2007, 02:28 PM
columbous ygpm

synikalt
08-31-2007, 02:36 PM
Preout voltage doesn't matter. That's what gains are for. It has no difference on the "sound".

False...depending on eletrical 2v preout does matter. maybe not an audible difference in the sence rather people tend to claim it sounds "cleaner". Yet low voltage pre-outs does not supply amps with nesseccary juice so amps tend to get hot. and amps dont like to be hot...clipping..blown channels..weather or not u set your gains properly there probably is a mild account of clipping even if you dont hear it depending on your eletrical. But anything better than 2v is better...amps all around enjoy 4-5v preouts or better.