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What is the best China Double Din DVD Head Unit w/ iPod Control, GPS & Dual Zone

Started by fullmetaljacket, January 25, 2012, 05:00:46 PM

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fullmetaljacket

Guys, I'm new to this forum but an oldie in being a car & sound enthusiast. I've tried a few China Double Din Head units like VTREC, JVC, some China no named models and lately an OEM looking Double Din HU fitted on my 2011 Hilux. So far, the one installed on my Hilux is the most promising because of its excellent navigation system, dual zone (meaning the GPS functions while music or radio is playing), excellent sound and ease of use. However, the iPod control is lousy because you cannot see the songs on the HU's LCD screen, you can only do pause, play, next and previous song commands on the screen with no possibility of modifying your iPod's settings.It also does not charge your iPod while it is connected :(

Can I get your suggestions, experiences and comments on what is the best China Double Din DVD Head Unit w/ iPod Control, GPS/NAVI & Dual Zone???

I like to upgrade to a better head unit immediately. Here are my non negotiable features:

1. it must be double din ofcourse with DVD functions. Front load or sliding screen is acceptable.
2. it must be able to FULLY CONTROL my iPod through the Head Unit's LCD screen.
3. it must be able to charge the iPod while it is connected to this Head unit.
4. it must have an excellently functioning GARMIN Compatible NAVIGATION system.
5. it must be DUAL ZONE - meaning it can play the iPod songs and radio music while GPS/NAVIGATION is functioning.
6. it must have at the back: Subwoofer out, video in/out, aux in etc.

Hope you can share your experience. I'm looking at Lightning Lab units but I was informed that it does not charge the iPod when connected. Also, I have not seen the screen showing iPod controls yet. Does anyone have other opinions and experiences on these units?

Thanks in advance guys!

Brent

JVC is a Japanese brand. It stands for Japan Victor Company.

I think newer iPods don't charge with the headunits. My older iPod Nano 3rd gen charges with my JVC, but the 4th gen one displays that it doesn't support charging.

It would be hard to find a China brand headunit that fits your needs.

Leo C.

Quote from: Brent on January 26, 2012, 02:19:53 PM


It would be hard to find a China brand headunit that fits your needs.

But it can be done if you have a supplier/factory contact in China. Just list down your specs and they will do it for you. I mean, anything, but it will cost you.

Brent

Don't you have to buy it in bulk as well? Di naman pwedeng one lang diba?

Leo C.

Quote from: Brent on January 27, 2012, 05:54:23 AM
Don't you have to buy it in bulk as well? Di naman pwedeng one lang diba?

You can request one piece as "sample" for testing and evaluation. They will just make several follow-ups and later you can tell your supplier that you won't pursue with it.

jayson77

Quote from: fullmetaljacket on January 25, 2012, 05:00:46 PM
Guys, I'm new to this forum but an oldie in being a car & sound enthusiast. I've tried a few China Double Din Head units like VTREC, JVC, some China no named models and lately an OEM looking Double Din HU fitted on my 2011 Hilux. So far, the one installed on my Hilux is the most promising because of its excellent navigation system, dual zone (meaning the GPS functions while music or radio is playing), excellent sound and ease of use. However, the iPod control is lousy because you cannot see the songs on the HU's LCD screen, you can only do pause, play, next and previous song commands on the screen with no possibility of modifying your iPod's settings.It also does not charge your iPod while it is connected :(

Can I get your suggestions, experiences and comments on what is the best China Double Din DVD Head Unit w/ iPod Control, GPS/NAVI & Dual Zone???

I like to upgrade to a better head unit immediately. Here are my non negotiable features:

1. it must be double din ofcourse with DVD functions. Front load or sliding screen is acceptable.
2. it must be able to FULLY CONTROL my iPod through the Head Unit's LCD screen.
3. it must be able to charge the iPod while it is connected to this Head unit.
4. it must have an excellently functioning GARMIN Compatible NAVIGATION system.
5. it must be DUAL ZONE - meaning it can play the iPod songs and radio music while GPS/NAVIGATION is functioning.
6. it must have at the back: Subwoofer out, video in/out, aux in etc.

Hope you can share your experience. I'm looking at Lightning Lab units but I was informed that it does not charge the iPod when connected. Also, I have not seen the screen showing iPod controls yet. Does anyone have other opinions and experiences on these units?

Thanks in advance guys!
I just installed a Lightning Lab HU in my Fortuner, it can charge the iPod, iTouch & the iPhone. It cannot charge the iPad but I can still play songs and control it on my LCD.
GPS is accurate too.
Long live Rock and Roll.

Brent

How's the sound quality? Most China head units have poor sound quality.

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