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Moparman1539
08-12-2008, 12:02 AM
Hello,

I need some help picking a good head. I would REALLY like to get one with a 7" flip out screen. (i like cool things like that) But i can only spend about $350. Every single one i found within that price range i herd mixed reviews about.

I want one that has a nice user interface (appealing to look at, and works smoothly). I could care less about iPod support. I would like one with an AUX input (anything with a 3.5mm jack can be connected to.) And also Video input. And blue tooth would be nice, but i don't NEED it. And something with good sound quality.

I liked that features that the Dual XDVD8183. But herd a lot of negative things about Dual. http://www.dualav.com/indashvideo/xdvd8183.html

So if anybody has any experience. I would like to hear it. And if you could suggest anything. Please do so. I would really appreciate it.

Remember $350, and a single DIN slot with flip out screen.

Thanks!! :D

Super Pickle
08-12-2008, 12:24 AM
welcome to forums.


I'll say it first, and im sure many many many will agree, but you are basically just throwing away your money if you want a decent head unit and are looking for a $350 flip out haha (especially dual, jensen, phase linear, etc). If you really want a flip out i would save some more money and get something worthwhile, if not $350 will get you a pretty sick regular head unit.

Moparman1539
08-12-2008, 06:05 PM
Thanks

Yeah thats what i thought you guys would say. But i really don't want to spend more than that. Might be willing to go to $500 but not anything more. Is there anything good around $500? I have a part time minimum wage job... I'm not rich lol. :D

Thanks!

I found a Pioneer AVH-P5000DVD for $450. Is that a lot better? It is brand name.

dragnix
08-12-2008, 06:08 PM
there's someone selling a 5700dvd from pioneer for 400+shipping. Screen is 6.5" but that's a good price for that unit. I should know, i had it :)

pilyin
08-12-2008, 06:11 PM
Hello,

I need some help picking a good head. I would REALLY like to get one with a 7" flip out screen. (i like cool things like that) But i can only spend about $350. Every single one i found within that price range i herd mixed reviews about.

I want one that has a nice user interface (appealing to look at, and works smoothly). I could care less about iPod support. I would like one with an AUX input (anything with a 3.5mm jack can be connected to.) And also Video input. And blue tooth would be nice, but i don't NEED it. And something with good sound quality.

I liked that features that the Dual XDVD8183. But herd a lot of negative things about Dual. http://www.dualav.com/indashvideo/xdvd8183.html

So if anybody has any experience. I would like to hear it. And if you could suggest anything. Please do so. I would really appreciate it.

Remember $350, and a single DIN slot with flip out screen.

Thanks!! :D

I just pulled one of those out of a friends car. It quite working after about a year.

Moparman1539
08-12-2008, 06:21 PM
Ok, Dual = Bad - Check

Ok ill start saving up for somethign a little nicer. Like the pioneer. Or something. ill keep shopping.

Thanks tough. Glad i didn't get it. For $100 more i can get brand name.

redcalimp5
08-12-2008, 06:26 PM
I use this HU currently, and I really like it......

http://cgi.ebay.com/Alpine-cda-7998-cd-mp3-4v-preamp-hard-to-find_W0QQitemZ200246095671QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item 200246095671&_trkparms=72%3A1076%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C 240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&timeout=1218576537459