View Full Version : Ordered Clarion 6.95 inch dvd player

05-07-2008, 05:34 PM
I have only seen one MAX685BT installed in a car at a shop in Az 6 weeks ago. That is why I waited for them to come out in the market. The msrp is $999 but I bought it for $599 thru sonicelectronix.

Has anybody installed this unit yet?

05-08-2008, 03:06 PM

joe duce
05-10-2008, 08:55 PM
i have not personaly installed one of these units, but i have seen the new line of clarion DVD products and they seem nice to me. lots of cool features. i think the only shortcoming is the fact that the built in crossovers are not extremely flexible. but should be fine for any multimedia system a person is likely to setup. besides most amps have crossovers too so this should not be much of a problem. what vehicle are you installing it into? i am also looking at Clarion's DVD products, and i am interested in the VRX785BT. let us know how the transaction goes with Sonic, their prices are great and because i live north of the border it gives them the business advantage (they ship to Canada!).

joe :D

05-10-2008, 09:44 PM
I have a 2008 Tundra. Check my gallery. Sonic has a couple of safety features when you purchase a large $ amount. The first thing is that they ask you to answer 3 questions that only yo can know. Its thru a 3rd party service. Then they call your visa card to make sure! They had to call me on the 2nd day after ordering to get the 1 800 # for the visa to confirm! They said there is a lot of theft and they take extra precautions.

joe duce
05-11-2008, 02:53 AM
wow, that's cool. thanks. let us know when you get it, and what it is like after it's installed. :)


05-11-2008, 02:09 PM
Sure! I'll take some pics and post them in my gallery. Hopefully I will have time to install it next weekend! :eek:

08-01-2008, 06:51 AM
Since you've had this unit for a while now, what are your impressions so far? Any problems at all with it?

08-01-2008, 03:03 PM
It is a great looking DVD player and very clear picture. I did have to turn my gains up on my amps because of the amount of voltage this deck puts out. If you amp(s) are already taxed then you should get a 5 volt output dvd player like the Kenwood 812. The BT works but you need to buy the external microphone so your listeners can here you better. The built in mic allows too much echoing (like all others).

Any other specific questions?

08-21-2008, 03:26 PM
^I got this unit also and i'm having trouble getting it to play divx files. It always says not supported when I burn one....any way you can help me out? I know i'm burning them right cuz i have a divx player in my house and they work fine on it.

08-21-2008, 04:10 PM
I have not played with DIVx so I cant help you. I use the satellite mostly and I burn some mp3 files on some cds. Sorry I can't help!

08-21-2008, 04:25 PM
^it's all good! Thanks man

08-21-2008, 04:29 PM
i am a Clarion dealer and this is one sweet little unit, haven't personally or had any customer complaints about any divx issues

08-21-2008, 06:26 PM
I can't get it to play divx for nothing. All the videos show up but then when I click on them it says Not Supported. Hopefully I can get it figured out!