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In-Dash Vehicle DVD Players - What to Look for When Getting a Multimedia Receiver


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If you want to get a new in-car multimedia receiver then check out this great article. First we will be taking a look and the most important features to look out for, and then we will go through some extra features that you may want to consider. We will finish the article with a look at the number 1 brands and the range of products they have on offer.

Most Important Features of Dashboard Vehicle Video Players

Screen: it goes without saying that if you're watching a video you need to be able to actually see it, so make sure you get one with a good screen size.
Touchscreen: you don’t want to be wasting time fiddling around with complicated menus and buttons, so easy-to-use touch screen controls are extremely useful.
Multi Format Support: not everything you want to watch (or listen to) will be on DVD, so get one that supports other formats too for example WMA, CD, Ipod, MP3.
Radio Receiver: If you're going to be filling up a substantial part of your dashboard area with this new device, it’s important that it also has radio.

Other Features of Dashboard Vehicle Video Players

Back View Camera: keep an eye on what’s going on behind you with a rear-view camera.
GPS Navigation Capabilities: why have two devices in the car, when one devices can do everything for you?
USB Input: connect other devices to your multimedia receiver, for instance a digital camera, MP3 player, etc.
SD Card Input: view your favourite photos and other content easily using an SD card slot.
Hands-free Phone Calls: integrate your in-car entertainment system with your mobile phone and talk hands-free while you’re on the move.
Remote Control: no need to keep touching the screen to turn your music up or down or change track.
Bass Channel for Subwoofer: if you’re into extremely bass-heavy music then make sure your multimedia receiver comes with a special low-pass filter designed specifically for feeding your subwoofer.

Most Important Dashboard Car DVD Player Brands

Boss: $90- $300. A wide variety of many different products on the market.
Pyle: $107-$515. A less-well-known brand perhaps, but a very wide range of many products.
Soundstorm: $103-$731. A good range of products, spread across a varied range of prices.
Lanzar: $99-$437. A pretty decent range of products, spread across a diverse range of prices.
Koolertron: $159-$635. A number of different products on the market.
Power Acoustik: $99-$319. Quite a lot of different products available.
Clarion: $239-$739. Quite a lot of products across a moderately large price range, but they tend to be a bit more expensive.
Pioneer: not a particular large range, but there are some very good products in this line.
Kenwood: not a big range, but there are some good video players in this line.

Still unsure which product to buy? Check out Car DVD Player where we review all the main In-Dash Vehicle DVD units, e. g. the Jensen Multimedia Receiver


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