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Exist_ential
05-11-2012, 04:08 PM
Not really feeling my Jensen vm9224bt dvd HU anymore. i really don't need dvd capability. Its a great HU if you want DVD, SD, USB, Bluetooth, touchscreen, iPod\iPhone but i dont need Bluetooth or dvd and in all honesty probably don't even need iPod either.

With that being said this thing will soon be for sale and i now need recommendations for a new HU.

Must have
double din MUST MUST MUST i will not put a single din in a double hole
usb
sd up to 32gb or the ability to attach a hard drive of any size.
mp3
touchscreen optional
built in HD would be great but not necessary
ability to change the lighting would be great but not a deal breaker
front, rear, sub out
4v out

budget is ~$250 but absolutely must be less than $275 with shipping
New or used is fine

so what is out there for me to look at?

maylar
05-12-2012, 09:36 AM
Dunno any double dins with an SD slot. I have a JVC KW-HDR720 and it has most of your features except it has 2.5v preouts.
Pioneer FH-P8000BT is probably the best double din in that price range but doesn't have HD radio.

Exist_ential
05-22-2012, 11:00 AM
sd not a must as long as it has 2 usb

hd not a must either.

i was looking at the pioneer i might get it if i can find it under 300 shipped

rjay
05-23-2012, 12:37 PM
I've got this, JVC KW-R900BT, and really like it. Doesn't have an sd slot or HD radio, but it does have 3 preamp outputs 5v each, 5 band eq, adjustable illumination, front and rear usb (which has 1a of current to charge whatever is connected to it) , built in ipod/iphone controls, lp/hp crossovers, and time alignment. Packs alot of good features for only $249 from Crutchfield.

Ridinhi
05-23-2012, 01:38 PM
I've got this, JVC KW-R900BT, and really like it. Doesn't have an sd slot or HD radio, but it does have 3 preamp outputs 5v each, 5 band eq, adjustable illumination, front and rear usb (which has 1a of current to charge whatever is connected to it) , built in ipod/iphone controls, lp/hp crossovers, and time alignment. Packs alot of good features for only $249 from Crutchfield.

hmm,been eyeing this h/u for some weeks now. Happy to hear you like it. Thinking about getting one of these for myself. You like the eq on it?

rjay
05-23-2012, 01:49 PM
hmm,been eyeing this h/u for some weeks now. Happy to hear you like it. Thinking about getting one of these for myself. You like the eq on it?

Yeah I like it, I'm still messing with some of the settings and trying to fine tune it. When I first got it installed, I didn't seem to care for it because it had so many settings you can adjust, I wasn't used to all that! But now after playing with it, I'm really satisfied with the unit and glad I kept it.

xSPLoder
05-23-2012, 01:54 PM
Dunno any double dins with an SD slot. I have a JVC KW-HDR720 and it has most of your features except it has 2.5v preouts.
Pioneer FH-P8000BT is probably the best double din in that price range but doesn't have HD radio.

my AVH-P3300BT has SD on the front with 3x 4V preouts.


For a budget of $250, you are going to have to look at off brand stuff or used. The jenson single DIN flip screens costs $300 alone.

xSPLoder
05-23-2012, 01:58 PM
Kenwood makes a nice double din with pandora,bt, youtube, hd, usb and more for around $330. I cant remember the exact model but I would buy a kenwood over JVC anyday.

rjay
05-23-2012, 02:12 PM
I think JVC and Kenwood are pretty much the same now, since they joined/or were bought out by Kenwood.

Ridinhi
05-23-2012, 02:55 PM
Yeah I like it, I'm still messing with some of the settings and trying to fine tune it. When I first got it installed, I didn't seem to care for it because it had so many settings you can adjust, I wasn't used to all that! But now after playing with it, I'm really satisfied with the unit and glad I kept it.

Think im going to get one,thats if something else dont catch my eyes first. Dont really care about cosmetics soo much,more into features but I hope this unit looks better in person. Thing is very plain. Looks better on some sites than others. But as long as the eq is nice,i will be happy with it

rjay
05-23-2012, 03:10 PM
Think im going to get one,thats if something else dont catch my eyes first. Dont really care about cosmetics soo much,more into features but I hope this unit looks better in person. Thing is very plain. Looks better on some sites than others. But as long as the eq is nice,i will be happy with it

I like the button layout myself, I like the simplicity. Some units seem to have so many small buttons, or too big or small of a turning dial and some look just plain cheesey! But I will say, in the pics I've seen of this unit, they have the color set for blue buttons with white display. The white display is no where near the bright white as in the pic, unless I'm just missing something, but I've tried to duplicate it and it comes out to more of a bluish white color. Wasn't a huge deal since I just put buttons and display color to an orange that matched my lighting. But unfortunately the way my HU is placed in my Sentra, it catches alot of glare and makes it hard to read in the sunlight (even with windows tinted). So I was going to try the bright white, thinking it would show up better but I couldn't get it like the pictures. The HU placement is one thing I dislike about my car, it has it at a slight angle and makes it hard to read in the daylight. I've gone through 3 different units, so it's not just the JVC, it's just poor placement by Nissan!

Ridinhi
05-23-2012, 03:29 PM
I like the button layout myself, I like the simplicity. Some units seem to have so many small buttons, or too big or small of a turning dial and some look just plain cheesey! But I will say, in the pics I've seen of this unit, they have the color set for blue buttons with white display. The white display is no where near the bright white as in the pic, unless I'm just missing something, but I've tried to duplicate it and it comes out to more of a bluish white color. Wasn't a huge deal since I just put buttons and display color to an orange that matched my lighting. But unfortunately the way my HU is placed in my Sentra, it catches alot of glare and makes it hard to read in the sunlight (even with windows tinted). So I was going to try the bright white, thinking it would show up better but I couldn't get it like the pictures. The HU placement is one thing I dislike about my car, it has it at a slight angle and makes it hard to read in the daylight. I've gone through 3 different units, so it's not just the JVC, it's just poor placement by Nissan!

Guess thats where the h/u's that have the option for different angles would work better for you. Anyhow,think im going to give this Jvc a try and let you know how I like it.

NCHornet
05-26-2012, 10:29 PM
I had the JVC KW-NT700 installed in my truck a few years ago. The IPOD interface was horribly slow, but I lived with it by putting all my music on a SD card. Then last Winter I noticed the headunit would not power if it was cold. Once the heat was on and warming up the cab the head unit will come alive. It was a nice unit but I don't believe they are selling that particular model any longer. I ended up buying the new Pioneer avic -z140BH and had it installed last week. This is a sweet head unit. The sound quality is great even in stock configuration. I am still learning all the things this head unit is able to do.

07denali
05-27-2012, 10:25 AM
I had the JVC KW-NT700 installed in my truck a few years ago. The IPOD interface was horribly slow, but I lived with it by putting all my music on a SD card. Then last Winter I noticed the headunit would not power if it was cold. Once the heat was on and warming up the cab the head unit will come alive. It was a nice unit but I don't believe they are selling that particular model any longer. I ended up buying the new Pioneer avic -z140BH and had it installed last week. This is a sweet head unit. The sound quality is great even in stock configuration. I am still learning all the things this head unit is able to do.

Is this the one with Nav? I was considering that HU but I hear pioneers nav is terrible compared to Kenwood or even Sony. Those companies use garmin and tom tom. Not sure what pioneer uses. How do you like the HU and its functions like nav?