Chat
Contact us
Close contact box
Connect ID #
672 374 43
Connect ID #
672 374 43
All finished with your chat session?

We’ll email you a transcript of this conversation for your records.

Our contact center is currently closed.

Please enter your name.  
Please enter a valid email address. Why is this required?
Please enter your US phone number.  

For Tech Support, call 1-888-292-2575

Thank you, !
Our conversation will be emailed to
Please enter a question  
Don't wait on hold. We'll call you back when it's your turn to talk with the next available .
Please enter your name  
Please enter your phone number  

Please enter a message  

Calls may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.

We are located in Virginia USA.

Our DVD Receiver Roundup

Heads up!

Welcome to this article from the Crutchfield archives. Have fun reading it, but be aware that the information may be outdated and links may be broken.

In-dash DVD receivers are more popular than ever - as prices have come down, more and more people are discovering the benefits of having a big touchscreen in the dash. So which one's best for you?

We gathered five models from some of our top brands, and performed extensive tests to see what each one excelled at doing. Watch our DVD Receiver Roundup video for more details.

Click on a DVD receiver to explore its features

Clarion's VX401

Ideal for system-building

Clarion's VX401 has a bunch of great features, but the fact you can easily add even more functionality stood out to us the most. Connect a satellite radio tuner to the dedicated input, and you'll get full touchscreen control of channel selection, plus song and artist info on the display. Clarion also offers a GPS module that adds turn-by-turn navigation with 12 million points of interest and maps of the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The selectable 2D and 3D maps on the 6.5" screen make the nav an excellent traveling companion.

Clarion VX401

Shop
JVC's KW-AV60

Enjoy tons of iPhone® apps

If you're an iPhone owner, you'll love App Mode on JVC's KW-AV60. This smart feature acts like a gateway, letting you select and control apps with your iPhone, then play them over the receiver. For example, you can add GPS by purchasing the MotionX-GPS Drive app on your iPhone — you'll see its maps and directions on the receiver's 6.1" touchscreen. Other supported apps include Internet radio options like Pandora® and iHeartRadio, and video sources like Netflix. You can only view video content while parked, of course.

JVC KW-AV60

Shop
Kenwood's DDX719

Fast interface, great iPhone controls

Kenwood's DDX719 impressed us with a lightning-quick interface that was easy to navigate and music controls that responded quickly. We found it easy to pull up music on our iPhone with the built-in search functionality; the music started playing with almost no delay. Other menu options were laid out intuitively on the huge 6.95" screen, making it easy to read source and song information at a glance.

Kenwood DDX719

Shop
Pioneer's AVH-P3400BH

Excellent Bluetooth® features

Pioneer's AVH-P3400BH came equipped with Bluetooth that was a breeze to set up and even easier to use. We particularly loved the phone icon on the right-hand side of the screen that allows for one-touch access to a slide-out phone menu, which makes placing or receiving a call a simple task. Caller ID info looked sharp on the 5.8" screen. We also liked the Bluetooth wireless audio streaming, which played a number of sources, including stored music and the audio from a few Internet radio apps.

Pioneer AVH-P3400BH

Shop
Sony XAV-64BT

A beautiful, easy-to-read screen

The Sony XAV-64BT had one of the best-looking screens we've seen. Details on the interface were sharp and every option easy to read thanks to the high-resolution, 6.1" screen and crisply rendered icons. The screen didn't wash out when viewed from an angle, and the images and text remained vibrant and legible. This helps when driving, because you can see info on the screen without having to tilt your head away from the road.

Sony XAV-64BT

Shop

Please share your thoughts below.