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beatnbronco
01-10-2010, 09:35 PM
what does everyone think of the so called "off-brand" in dash dvd players such as pyle, legacy, pyramid, and eonon. i just wanted to get a general opinion before i buy. don't want to waste anymore money..thanks for any input..

kodak314
01-10-2010, 09:37 PM
trash

SplAffair
01-10-2010, 09:38 PM
trash

YEP

NhustlaR
01-10-2010, 09:39 PM
junk. My suggestion is you do not buy any in dash player. I have had 2, and 3 other friends have had them. Theyre cool, but not practical in any way.

I think I used mine for 3 weeks, then never watched a movie/music video ever again.

SicAudio
01-10-2010, 09:39 PM
junk

the good off brands are valor and some of the power accoustik
they are the oem for alot of companies
eanon is making some of SS stuff and its all junk so far

djjdnap
01-11-2010, 04:56 AM
yea i've read alot of bad reviews for XOVision such as there being no dim at night, so u just have this bright *** blue screen of death type thing. lol

Mason4Runner
01-11-2010, 05:00 AM
how about Boss head units?

misfit138
01-11-2010, 05:01 AM
how about Boss head units?

junk

Mason4Runner
01-11-2010, 05:05 AM
figured. Kenwood, Alpine, or Pionner, what's your double din touch screen choice?

misfit138
01-11-2010, 05:09 AM
figured. Kenwood, Alpine, or Pionner, what's your double din touch screen choice?

Alpine IVA-W505. It's very ipod friendly...

djjdnap
01-11-2010, 05:10 AM
it really depends on what ur gonna use them for IMO and ur price range.

some of them have alot of features like boss
-6.2" DVD/MP3/CD Touchpanel Widescreen Rece iver with USB, SD Card, Bluetooth and Front Panel AUX Input (Detachable Front Panel) (http://www.amazon.com/Boss-BV9355B-Double-DIN-Touchpanel-Widescreen/dp/B0032FOK6U/ref=sr_1_37?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1263203130&sr=1-37)

thats alot of features but then u gotta look at what the cons are, every HU prolly has one or another.
for 230$ aint bad, but for say 50$ more u can buy something named brand with alot better features.

its ur choice i had a pyramid amp just to play highs in my car b4 it served its purpose and i didn't break the bank buying it.

djjdnap
01-11-2010, 05:13 AM
pioneer p3100 or p4100
same ones just all touch screen..

are pretty good, im tryin to save up for one with a good navigation system built in though.

millertime49
01-11-2010, 09:22 AM
i have a jvc kw-avx800.. i really like it.. has a good clean signal.. great picture.. has a 7 band eq. .. i bought my boy a pioneer dvd.. i can't remember the model.. it has good sound.. but.. it runins cd's when he listen to them really loud..they don't ship but they vibrate it there and just scuff them up bad..plus it only has a 3 band eq that has preset settings.. i wish i would have bought another JVC for him.. the new jvc kw-avx820 has a detachable face.. jvc also has 5 volt pre amp outs... the jvc blue tooth also works really nice for your phone.. i listen to alot of music dvd's and they sound relly good.. with the jvc all you have to do is ground one wire so it works while you are driving... the pioneer you have to put in a toogle switch that you have to flip on and off which is a pain in the a s s ( when we travel the wife and kid like to watch movies which sound killer ... i don't watch.. but i love being able to listen to music dvd's while driving )

09Alti
01-11-2010, 09:26 AM
I have the AVIC-F90BT and it's pretty nice. No issues with the ipod playback, gps nav that doesnt use a hard drive, bluetooth, sd card reader on the front and its touchscreen.

k_schutte
01-11-2010, 09:26 AM
I have a Jensen Phase Linear UV9... single din 7" flip out touch screen....

Only reason I got it was so that my son could watch movies on our longer trips. Almost went in the ditch the day I got it becuase of a Slipknot music video LOL... now I see why they have that park/E-brake safety wire I "went around" when installing it :)

blazeplacid
01-11-2010, 09:27 AM
any entry level Pioneer/Alpine/Kenwood would be much better for a few bucks more

jutsomeguy
01-11-2010, 01:23 PM
So i had a ??? for everyone about a off brand called absolute.http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/p_23551_Absolute_ATV-860.aspx this is the unit i was looking to buy.My concerns are sound quality because im going to hook it to 2 12" spl series 3 subs 2600w max with a 3000w spl amp.Does anyone have any experience or knowledge about these headunits?Any input would be appreciated and thank you in advance.

bubbagumper6
01-11-2010, 01:28 PM
I had a nice $500 clarion flip out and loved it...hardly ever watched any kind of video on it but being able to browse through MP3 cd's and dvd's 5 songs at a time was awesome. Made finding the song you were looking for 10x easier...not to mention the fact that you can fit a LOT of songs onto a dvd...

kodak314
01-11-2010, 01:39 PM
jvc ftw
love my nx7000

k_schutte
01-11-2010, 01:42 PM
For the record... if they where at all decent they wouldn't be "OFF BRANDS"....

jcjcsoccerkid
01-11-2010, 01:47 PM
you get what you pay for....


i have a jvc kw-avx810 and love it. now they're only like 350 new on ebay

michaellane
01-11-2010, 01:47 PM
so whats a cheap double din or flip out that is a "name brand"? i do not want nav. but want 3 preouts.

JMPosing
01-11-2010, 07:13 PM
I put a Dual 8183 into my daughters car last fall as we sent her away to college. Lots of bells and whistles but entry level. We didn't want anything too expensive because it would probably get ripped off anyway. It has pretty good sound and a very good picture for movies. She wishes it had DivX AVI support though. Bluetooth works great as well as the built-in IPOD support. For $220 she has been quite happy

jcjcsoccerkid
01-12-2010, 11:50 AM
so whats a cheap double din or flip out that is a "name brand"? i do not want nav. but want 3 preouts.


i have a jvc kw-avx810 and love it. now they're only like 350 new on ebay

double din

d77543020
01-13-2010, 10:05 AM
junk. My suggestion is you do not buy any in dash player. I have had 2, and 3 other friends have had them. Theyre cool, but not practical in any way.

I think I used mine for 3 weeks, then never watched a movie/music video ever again.

lol i agree all of my friends who had them never watched a movie on them what a waste of extra money they just looked pretty at night

boogeyman
01-13-2010, 05:26 PM
You get what you pay for .....Your options buy a good quality name brand unit once or buy a cheap off brand unit 2 or 3 times and deal with the hassle of getting what you pay for.