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hzsogood
09-24-2010, 01:55 AM
Crap thing about my car is that it needs a $100 harness ( 2000 bonneville )

My local dealer was telling me about a JVC for $600 installed.. I never thought JVC was that great, but they stand by them 100%, especially the Arsenals


----- JVC KW-AVX830 (kwavx830) - DVD Player with a Monitor - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_21998_JVC+KW-AVX830.html)

------ http://www.amazon.com/JVC-KW-AVX830-Double-DIN-Multimedia-Widescreen/dp/B003B2Q3RS/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1285304184&sr=1-1-fkmr0



Also looking at a pioneer

-----Amazon.com: Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD In-Dash Double-DIN DVD Multimedia AV Receiver: Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-AVH-P4200DVD-Double-DIN-Multimedia-Receiver/dp/B0038BM7F4)



Most important to me is functionality and Iphone capability, other suggestions are welcomed :)

Boomsday
09-24-2010, 02:11 AM
My local shop has those units, I was dead set on the JVC before I picked up my eclipse, the jvc didnt feel as loose as the pioneer did, both where very user friendly, both had tons of features, honestly I would buy which ever is cheaper, both are nice units

bigaudiofanatic
09-24-2010, 02:16 AM
I would pass on jvc look at kenwood 6140 or the new one 6160. Great bang for the buck new or used.

hzsogood
09-24-2010, 02:25 AM
My local shop has those units, I was dead set on the JVC before I picked up my eclipse, the jvc didnt feel as loose as the pioneer did, both where very user friendly, both had tons of features, honestly I would buy which ever is cheaper, both are nice units

Yea they looked pretty nice with a really nice 7" screen and all the basic options for $600

the Pioneer doesnt have BT, which is kinda lame.. THe Arsenal has BT audio streaming .. Not to sure what this is, can I just set my Iphone to BT and stream my playlist with out the cable hooked up or what?

hzsogood
09-24-2010, 02:26 AM
I would pass on jvc look at kenwood 6140 or the new one 6160. Great bang for the buck new or used.

Those are nice, but they are double the price I wanna pay.. If I wanted to pay that much i would buy the Avic-Z120

Boomsday
09-24-2010, 02:30 AM
Yea they looked pretty nice with a really nice 7" screen and all the basic options for $600

the Pioneer doesnt have BT, which is kinda lame.. THe Arsenal has BT audio streaming .. Not to sure what this is, can I just set my Iphone to BT and stream my playlist with out the cable hooked up or what?

Thats what the owner told me should be able to stream audio wireless ...and are u buying at the shop? or online?

hzsogood
09-24-2010, 02:41 AM
Thats what the owner told me should be able to stream audio wireless ...and are u buying at the shop? or online?


Ehhhhhhhh .. probably the shop... Trying to support the local audio as much as possible.. I live in MN and if it wasnt for remote starters, I dont think we would have ANY local car audio shops.. Then just recently MN passed a no tint law , so that business is gone too.. Fawkin lame

Oh well Ill buy my mom some Halo HIDs and a remote start for Xmas, and a screen for myself.. Everything else will more than likely be bought online.. I did see the Arsenal I linked above online for like 399, but for the extra 200 Ill get lots of hookups down the road, a nice install and a free $100 harness ..

hzsogood
09-24-2010, 02:43 AM
plus a friend of mine is the co owner/manager, and hes letting me use the shop to rip apart my bonneville and replace all the upper seals and gaskets.. :)

hzsogood
09-24-2010, 11:53 PM
I'm bumping this cuz I know there's something out there that I'm just not seeing.

Digital Designs
09-25-2010, 12:04 AM
My vote would be for a Pioneer unit(p3200BT or p4200dvd) off of amazon. You can get an extra 30 percent off on them which puts them quite a bit lower than anywhere else, even ebay. Heres the code VRCBKCX6

smgreen20
09-25-2010, 02:13 AM
I just got an Eclipse AVN6620 off the bay for $350 shipped. If you look long enough, you'll find what you're after for the $$ you can afford.

hzsogood
09-25-2010, 03:52 AM
My vote would be for a Pioneer unit(p3200BT or p4200dvd) off of amazon. You can get an extra 30 percent off on them which puts them quite a bit lower than anywhere else, even ebay. Heres the code VRCBKCX6

Whats the extra 30% for , and is on all pioneer models?

hzsogood
09-25-2010, 12:24 PM
bump bump bump

Digital Designs
09-25-2010, 01:28 PM
Whats the extra 30% for , and is on all pioneer models?

All Pioneer car audio on Amazon. It has to be new though and has to be the ones with the free super shipping or whatever its called.

hzsogood
09-26-2010, 12:21 AM
i dont think the 4200 has the super saver shipping..

hzsogood
09-26-2010, 12:21 AM
i dont think the 4200 has the super saver shipping..

Digital Designs
09-26-2010, 12:26 AM
It worked the other night on it, so maybe the code is expired. I dont know...

hzsogood
09-26-2010, 12:27 AM
i cant find anything that accepts that code.. I even tried pioneers hi end z120

Digital Designs
09-26-2010, 12:29 AM
Like I said, it probably expired. It worked on all of them 2 nights ago. I almost bought a 4200. The price was like 365 shipped Im pretty sure. And the 3200 was 290 shipped

pickup1
09-26-2010, 12:36 AM
i have the 4200,does all the things i need it to,and sounds good doing it!

hzsogood
09-26-2010, 12:38 AM
hmmmm Where do you guys find all the deals? Do you just watch amazon, or slickdeals or something?

hzsogood
09-26-2010, 12:38 AM
hmmmm Where do you guys find all the deals? Do you just watch amazon, or slickdeals or something?

Digital Designs
09-26-2010, 12:59 AM
I got the code I told you up there from mazda3forums.com. But you can also keep track of things on Amazon with camelcamelcamel, which I do occasionally. Or just watch Ebay.

Digital Designs
09-26-2010, 01:00 AM
This site is one big ******* fail...

hzsogood
09-26-2010, 02:07 AM
This site is one big ******* fail...

Sorry man.. I dont surf the net much, so I dont see where alot of the deals are.. Which is why I ask questions in here.. because more than likely alot of members in here know exactly where to find the deals, alot easier and faster than me searching google ;)

hzsogood
10-28-2010, 02:34 AM
bumps

sobe3yourself.
10-28-2010, 02:38 AM
i would go with the jvc. i have an older model of the same one and i absolutely LOVE it! never had any problems with it and it is very easy to use.

hzsogood
10-28-2010, 03:28 AM
seems Hi priced.. I wanna support local but dayum.. They want $600 for the jvc 830, which is 450 ish online, ( not on special ) Plus my car needs a $100 harness

hzsogood
10-28-2010, 03:31 AM
JVC KW-AVX830 DVD receiver at Crutchfield Signature (http://www.crutchfield.com/s_105AVX830/JVC-KW-AVX830.html?tp=20217)

hzsogood
10-28-2010, 03:32 AM
How do Digital copies look when played through Iphone/ipod? same as dvd?

Spell
10-28-2010, 11:58 AM
I would pass on jvc look at kenwood 6140 or the new one 6160. Great bang for the buck new or used.

yeah i agree with him (6160) ^ im now in installer at a local shop and they are pretty easy to install and are very easy to use. great buy!