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Piecing together a build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cutter_, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:10 PM
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    Are there double-din head units that allow for a backup camera to be used on the same screen as you would control all your bluetooth music/radio?

    I have some full range cabinets I want to install in my truck. I want to replace my current single-din head unit with a double-din touch screen that I can use both bluetooth music and a backup camera with.

    https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Touc...QPENC3PP8Z6&psc=1&refRID=36XAX9GERQPENC3PP8Z6

    This looks like something I am looking for. Am I able to run this backup camera with this head unit? I want to put my camera where the tail light on my hi-rise camper shell is. -

    https://www.amazon.com/Navinio-Came...K31JZ1NQ046&psc=1&refRID=VK7YQGVH8K31JZ1NQ046
     
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  2. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:25 PM
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    I believe both units will work together just fine, however, I did notice in the Amazon reviews that people are reporting that the image displayed is reversed.

    I'm really not a huge fan of the lower end Pioneer 2din head units, but the ones that are more reliable and may offer a dedicated back up camera input will be very expensive.

    Not much to go on about that camera because it only has one review.
     
  3. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:29 PM
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    I'm new to the headunit game myself. I installed a basic single DIN Pioneer I really like, but the bluetooth always turns on the music repeat on my phone, automatically. Do you have any recommendations on brands/models of reputable double DIN headunits?

    I also updated the particular headunit in my original post.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:41 PM
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    I run the 2017 model of the Pioneer MVH-300EX and have for 2 years. Its been pretty good up to this point. I love the 7 inch screen.
    Never really had an issue like the one you mentioned with the repeat on your phone. I use a music app and have and Android and always connect via bluetooth. I've never used the USB input.

    The problem is it doesn't have a backup camera input, or any type of external video input for that matter.

    You'll find units with external video inputs, the dilemma is finding one with a trigger to automatically bring up the cam when you're reversing.

    Pioneer, Kenwood, and Alpine are pretty much the same, I read the reviews. Dont go with a JVC.

    The challenge is finding one to do what you're looking for in a dedicated reverse cam input.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    I like that head unit. What are the color options for the display? I'm hoping it has amber/orange to match my dash
     
  6. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:49 PM
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    Yes, I believe it does have an amber lighting option. Keep in mind,no backup camera input is offered on that model.

    You could look at a model or two above that one that offers a video input, but you'd most likely have to manually change the input on the unit itself when you're backing up then change it back to your Bluetooth/USB. Kind of an inconvenience and somewhat defeats the purpose.
     
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