Rising Sun Member Forums  

Go Back   Rising Sun Member Forums > Toyota 4x4 > General Tech Forum

Thread Tools
Old 06-18-2012, 07:06 PM
Tuckytres's Avatar
Tuckytres Tuckytres is offline
Event Coordinator
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Denver
Posts: 359
Default not really tech more in-dash entertainment units

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.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 08:35 PM
smslavin's Avatar
smslavin smslavin is offline
Hard Core 4+
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: On a plane...
Posts: 926

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.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2012, 11:22 PM
Jacket's Avatar
Jacket Jacket is offline
Rising Sun Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lafayette
Posts: 4,946

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.
- Matt
1976 FJ40 - green and mostly stock
1996 FZJ80 - not so stock

Last edited by Jacket; 06-19-2012 at 10:11 AM.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 09:29 AM
waggoner5's Avatar
waggoner5 waggoner5 is offline
Hard Core 4+
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Golden, Co
Posts: 619

I use the Kenwood as well soley for the Garmin Nav.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 06:34 PM
ScaldedDog's Avatar
ScaldedDog ScaldedDog is offline
Rising Sun Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Littleton, CO
Posts: 780

I put a Kenwood 6990 in our tow rig and love it. The key to Bluetooth is proximity of your mouth to the mic.

''Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools,
because they have to say something.'' - Plato

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:03 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.