I have the Clarion, and it's nice. But to be honest, I've never watched a DVD in it. I use the Navigation all the time, but never the DVD.
One word of advice: When buying a headunit, you get what you pay for, especially something that has to try to do 2 jobs, play music and video. DVD for automobiles give up a lot of audio quality and features to shove a DVD player in there, and the budget ones are worse. I'm not especially happy with the sound quality from mine, because of the limited equalization features, but for the price ($550ish, I think) and the navigation, which I use constantly, I have to deal with it, I guess.
i bought a pioneer avic-d3 for my 04 gt a while back, we still have it, now in our 02 explorer... install is extremely easy, it plays DVDs and has dvd navigation, you can buy an ipod adaptor cable that works awesome... all in all, i'm extremely happy with it. i got it brand new at best buy a couple years ago for $900 so i'm sure you can find one cheaper on ebay now... as for dvd playback quality and audio quality, i think they're both fantastic... it has a built-in high-pass filter, so if you're gonna add a sub it's perfect... no i don't work for pioneer, i just really love it, and my wife does too. it is double-din, so if you have single-din you'll have to look for something else
I don't know about $400 for a headunit that'll play DVD's well. My buddy went with a Clarion for some serious audio duty and it's not doing him so well. I got the Kenwood DNX6160 and I'm very satisfied with it. Garmin navigation, awesome video quality, super easy to install, responsive touch screen. I agree with Bullitt, you're going to get what you pay for.
BTW, you know you all like my "NO SMOKING" mod in the cigarette lighter :gringreen
here's a pic of the pioneer in the stang... sorry, i can't access the links here in bahrain...
the avic d3 has satellite radio capability, both sirius and xm, traffic capability, ipod compatibility, bluetooth capability... you can also do a google search for ways to bypass the parking brake sensor so you can have access to all the features at all times, pretty easy to do
That's a single din. Any of them that flip out would be a single din. You want one with the screen always visable, like the ones pictured above. They fit better, look better, last longer and work better than the flip outs.
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