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I am looking for an in dash GPS & Stereo system that can also handle Bluetooth

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by BajaNick, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 8, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    BajaNick

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    I live in the Peoples republic of California and I just recieved my 2nd ticket for talking on the phone without a handsfree device. I would like an in dash unit that works as a stereo (MP3 compatable) a GPS (Traffic avoidance a like to have) and a bluetooth handsfree phone device. Anybody know of such an animal?
     
  2. Jan 8, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    IrishPilot

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    If you go to the Crutchfield site, you can input your specific vehicle and then set the parameters for the type of stereo you are looking for. There are many options for what you are looking for. Give it a shot.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    MyToyTaco

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    I have a pioneer double din head unit. It has GPS, bluetooth, and Sirius radio it also has traffic abilities.. great setup
     
  4. Jan 8, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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  5. Jan 8, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    trtripoli

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    how much are those tickets?
     
  6. Jan 8, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    Your BEST choice would be an ECLIPSE AVN726e for a few reasons.

    1. It is manufactured by Fujitsu Ten which makes all factory Toyota radios. This means....... Your Steering Wheel controls will still work!!!

    2. It uses its GPS off of an internal hard drive instead of a DVD. This means..... The GPS is quicker, it does not have to spin a dvd to get its info. It also means.... You dont have to buy a DVD from the manufacturer to get updated maps every year. You simply download them to a USB stick and plug it in to the face of your Head Unit and upload new maps. Also.... You dont have to turn off GPS if you or your passangers want to watch a DVD.

    3. Its an Eclipse! Probably the best sounding head units made with high output, clear sound, little problems.

    4. It has less buttons so the screen is actually bigger unlike the pioneer(pictured above{no disrespect}). you dont have all the buttons to take up valuble screen space. It is a touch screen. This also means if your a dirty rat, that you dont get the cheese on your fingers from your nachos stuck between buttons. You can just wipe the screen.

    5. I have it and love it. Take it from a former proffesional Car Audio Installer. Retail is about $1200, but you can find it for about $800 on eBay.

    6. Everything is included. In a few other units, you have to buy the GPS module seperately(Alpine) or the Blue Tooth seperately, etc... The Eclipse comes as a total complete package.

    7. Im always right
     
  7. Jan 8, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    Nick - there are dash kit's you can buy for the double dins. No cutting required.
     
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  10. Jan 8, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    The first ticket would have been about $280 but I like the dumb ass I am forgot to pay or appear on time so I actually ended up shelling out close to $500. So stupid.....I just got the second ticket so I am not sure how much it will be.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    Pioneer AVIC-X710, 5.8 inch screen, can be had for about $800, does not play DVD's however.

    Pioneer AVIC-X910, same as 710 above, but can play dvd's, run about $950-$1,000.

    Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT, 7 inch screen, runs $1600-$1800.

    Pioneer AVIC-X920, new unit just announced, not shipping yet, MSRP is $1400, will run pandora radio via i-pod or i-phone if you have one. You can talk to the navigation and tell it where you want to go and it will map it.

    Kenwood DNX-6140, 5.8 inch screen, runs about $1,000, uses Garmin navigation software. These should be going on clearance sale soon as Kenwood just announced the replacement unit (DNX-6160) last week.

    Kenwood DNX-8140, 7 inch screen version of the 6140, runs about $1400, should be on sale soon as the replacement unit, 8160, was just announced.


    I would be wary of the Eclipse unit. You can get it on mad sale right now but thats because Eclipse is going out of business and will be closing up shop April1.
     
  12. Jan 12, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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    Eclipse is shutting down 'Aftermarket' audio to focus on 'OEM' only...all the warranty is still good and applies.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    I got my Pioneer Avic Z110BT from 6th Ave Electronics for $1100, minus the $200 Pioneer rebate...$900 for a $1800 unit. Does just about everything...
     
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    Kenwood dnx 9140... I have that in my truck and its freaking awesome. Uses garmin technology for GPS and uses parrott technology for blue tooth. Even pulls my contacts from my iphone to the kenwood. it was 1129 off of ebay.
     
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    I haven't been able to transfer my contacts from my iphone to my pioneer...the deck has the ability to receive contacts, but i haven't found anywhere on my phone to send them via bluetooth..

    How does it work with your kenwood? is there an option on the deck that pulls them from your ihpone, or are you sending them from your iphone to the deck somehow?
     
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