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osmith
10-19-2010, 04:13 PM
I was looking at some different head units for multimedia, and soundstreams are significantly cheaper than many other brands, which I am assuming means you get what you pay for. But, I just wanted to check and see if anyone has had any experience with them.

CRXBMPN
10-19-2010, 04:20 PM
i have the vir 7022nrb flip down screen, i like it... i'm going to be buying the navigation and tv tuner add on's very shortly. very easy e-brake bypass as well... are you looking into a single din, single din hang down (like mine), flip up or double din?

CRXBMPN
10-19-2010, 04:23 PM
also it came with bluetooth built in, and has a usb plug on the front and a card reader... some have card readers built in depending on the model.

osmith
10-19-2010, 04:38 PM
I am needing a single din, using a double din would put the screen too low in my car. My problem is finding a screen that has the wvga resolution in a single din, so far i have found the soundstream and a pioneer, but the pioneer is about $1000 vs. $2-300 for the soundstream.

CRXBMPN
10-19-2010, 04:43 PM
which soundstream model are you looking at? and you want a single din flip up like a 7" screen sort of thing?

osmith
10-19-2010, 04:45 PM
Not sure of the model, but it had the WVGA resolution and the 4v preouts...and yes thats what im looking for

CRXBMPN
10-19-2010, 04:49 PM
Source Unit VIR-7870 (http://www.soundstream.com/Video%20Products/InDash/vir7870.htm)

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osmith
10-19-2010, 04:55 PM
yeah thats it...sorry I was being lazy, haha.

CRXBMPN
10-19-2010, 04:56 PM
cool, what kind of pricing can you get it for?

osmith
10-19-2010, 05:00 PM
Like $270 is what it goes for on ebay.

CRXBMPN
10-19-2010, 05:02 PM
good price, i can beat it but i'm not doing any ordering for a few wks... get the one with bluetooth, its cool for synching up music and phone so hands free driving can occur!

osmith
10-19-2010, 05:03 PM
I have no interest in bluetooth

CRXBMPN
10-19-2010, 05:04 PM
then get the one without bluetooth lol

osmith
10-19-2010, 05:07 PM
I'm not sure if I am getting a soundstream. Ill have to get several more opinions before i make a decision.

phuck CA.com
10-19-2010, 05:23 PM
i thought SS was now power acoustik?

CRXBMPN
10-19-2010, 05:30 PM
they are both owned by the same parent company, same as PPI and another brand.

miker
10-19-2010, 06:24 PM
Lol.. Just because a company owns another doesn't mean they're the same thing....

jdawg
10-19-2010, 09:37 PM
they are made by eonon, they are cheap, I may try one out though
Eonon D1303 | Car DVD | 1 Din Car DVD (http://www.eonon.com/Car-DVD-Players/1-Din-Car-DVD/D1303.html)
Soundstream VIR-7870NRB 7" 1 DIN In-Dash DVD Player Bluetooth (http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=soundstream+dvd+player&hl=en&rlz=1C1DVCJ_enUS393US393&prmd=ivs&resnum=8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=9668288990112862946&ei=Njm-TJTEI8P68Abjz63-Bg&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CEkQ8wIwAQ#)

Burton6431
10-19-2010, 09:45 PM
many headunits especially the ones with screens aare mass produced and get a bunch of different branding labels put on them. but they are more than likely the same exact unit. sometimes they are different though, very rarely.

Ksan
10-31-2010, 01:24 AM
This is the EXACT same Hu my wife wanted me to get her, really badly but I would not. I was a fraid it would just plain sound like junk. I bought her the Alpine CDA-117. She likes the sound but she still wants a touch screen. If you get this unit post here and let us know if it is any good or not. I might just get her one and put the Alpine in my work truck.