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Audio/Video

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by GoDeacsWFU23, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Nov 16, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    GoDeacsWFU23

    GoDeacsWFU23 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking to upgrade my factory radio to an in dash screen of some sort. Never had any experience with audio/video so what are the good brands these days and what are some good set-ups?
     
  2. Nov 16, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    There are whole lot of 'em. Most major brands have comparable receivers at different price points. I'd recommend deciding on a budget first. That way you know what level you should be looking at. Then a good place to look is the crutchfield website. They have a decent list of receivers that will fit in your truck. It will help you find a receiver with the options you want. Then you can come back here with questions about certain receivers. If you take a little time to research you'll be a lot happier in the end.

    A word of advice. Audio brands are just like truck brands to some people. Most (not all) of the major competitors are around the same quality, but each one has devout followers. Just because it's the "best" one to them doesnt mean it will work for you.
     
  3. Nov 16, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    [​IMG] This pioneer avh-p4300dvd is an outstanding unit! I had an Alpine unit in here first and I will never buy an Alpine again ,it was the cda 9887. I have had alot of Kenwood units , but I reall like this pioneer. I have a kenwood kvt -819dvd in my f250 , its an older unit and I love it ! For the $ this pioneer unit is really hard to beat!!
     
  4. Nov 16, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    x2!! I have the exact same unit, can't be beat for $350 brand new!!

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  5. Nov 16, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    X3 on the Pioneer! its a good unit for the money! :D
     
  6. Nov 16, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    Did you all do your install and if so, how hard is it to remove the factory unit?
     
  7. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    this is my pioneer avic x930BT best unit ever imo!
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  8. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Question, with the pioneer do your steering wheel audio controls still work?
     
  9. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    i know people who have made them work, but i dont have steering wheel controls so....ahah
     
  10. Nov 16, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    you have to buy a pac thing for the steering wheel controls to work
     
  11. Nov 16, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    Does that pioneer unit come with GPS and hook into a rear view camera?
     
  12. Nov 16, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    I am also interested in this set up, Where did you find it for 350?! Thats a good price compared to best buy at 500. I would also need an harness and steering wheel control pac and a dash kit.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    So tempted to buy the Pioneer unit but that would put me 1 week farther out on getting my cap.........guess it will wait till the new year.
     
  14. Nov 18, 2011 at 12:26 PM
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    You have to have the PAC interface in order for the steering wheel controls to still work. Install is an absoulte BREEZE, it literally takes about 3 minutes to pull the stock head unit out. Once the wiring harness is hooked up, the new unit pops right back into place. It's WELL worth every dime I spent. As for the navigation, this unit doesn't come with it, but I believe Pioneer offers a navigation module that can be purchased separately. I also think I saw somewhere that the factory back up camera can be wired into the aftermarket head unit, but I'm not 100% sure, just search the forums.
     
  15. Nov 18, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    No its not hard at all to remove, just takes a putty knife, a 10mm socket, I used a 6" extension, and a ratchet. Its super easy.
     
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