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06-18-2012, 07:06 PM
Is anyone running an aftermarket in-dash gps/dvd/cd/radio. Thinking of adding one to our honda accord. Just looking for feedback on ease of use and available map updates. Also wondering how well the bluetooth functions on the models with cell phone calls.

06-18-2012, 08:35 PM
I've got the Alpine INA-W910. Nice unit. 3 phones attached to the bluetooth. Maps and navigation are both good although the girls constantly make fun of the voice. Great sound with stock speakers. Handles iPod, Pandora, Sirius. Super easy to get connected although I did take the time to do the e-brake/parking sensor hack so the girls could watch movies on the road trips.

The only thing that irks me is the iPod navigation. Not real easy to do while driving but I haven't seen anything that I like better.

06-18-2012, 11:22 PM
Ive got a Kenwood dnx6980 with gps, DVD, iPod, etc. it's feature rich, but kinda slow. I like the iPod interface and the built in Pandora support, and the built in Garmin nav works really well. It has Bluetooth but I don't use it.

The one thing that bugs me is that if the screen is not inset a bit in the dash (if your car wasn't designed for screen display then it probably won't be) then the light and glare during the day make it hard to see the display.

06-19-2012, 09:29 AM
I use the Kenwood as well soley for the Garmin Nav.

06-19-2012, 06:34 PM
I put a Kenwood 6990 in our tow rig and love it. The key to Bluetooth is proximity of your mouth to the mic.