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Old 02-25-2013, 03:49 AM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Need help picking out head unit

I am looking for a head unit to put in my truck looking for your help picking it out. Im not really set on one brand or another so open to ideas. I am looking for some that will play dvds and I also want to put rear dvd player as well. I need to be able to hook my samsung phone to it to play music some how. Would be nice maybe bluetooth but as long as it hooks im fine.I dont want to spend a ton on it looking for best deal out there. Would also like it if it had nav built in. If any you guys out there have ideas let me know.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:36 AM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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I love my pioneer AVIC X930-bt, i got it used with all the wiring for a great deal and does all the things your looking to do.
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:41 AM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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Do you have any pictures of it installed
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:17 AM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:31 AM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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I have had an alpine, eclipse, and now I have a jvc. Any of the bigger names you will like all have good picture quality, and do all the things you're looking for. On the Bluetooth connectivity in my experiences the sound quality as far as playing music through it isn't the best and that's with my jvc. It's handy for talking on the phone. I have an iPhone plug for my phone and can select songs and videos right from the head unit. Look for a used one and just make sure all the wiring is there. If you have a Bose sound equipped in you're truck you're going to need an interface also, then you have to buy an adapter to get the steering wheel controls all working. I just got the head unit and bought the rest over a month or two. ImageUploadedByAutoguide1361802402.554267.jpg


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Old 02-25-2013, 10:40 AM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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Anyone else having problems with the bluetooth for music? That is how i listen to most of my music if i have to hook a wire to it i will but was hoping wouldnt lose sound quality with bluetooth? My truck does have bose but i am thinkging about replacing door speaker with aftermarket and running two amps one for subs one for door speakers. Will i still need a interface for bose? I think i will need one for the steering wheel. What about hooking up the radio in the back seat my son like to use that?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:58 AM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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If you go the amp route you can get away with cutting and splicing to get your unit powered up then running RCA's to the amps and hooking the amps to the speakers. Then you would just need the unit for the steering wheel controls. I know a few of the newer head units claim to have the capability to keep the rear sear entertainment, but I know the majority don't. I'm not sure what all would be needed to keep it with one of the newer units. The sound quality with my Bluetooth seems perfectly fine, I have both a wired hook up and the Bluetooth and don't notice any difference. I have the Bose in my truck, have aftermarket door speakers running off the bose amp still and plans for a sub but as is it sounds great to me.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:28 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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I already have a set of jl 10" from old truckand some audiobahn amps so most of the way with parts from my old truck. Do you have a rear DVD player in your set up?
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:33 PM   eBay Motors  #9 (permalink)
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I have Pioneer AVH p3400bh. I think I should have gone with the 4400 though. Overall good unit and I play all my music through my Iphone. Used to let me play though bluetooth but ever since the Iphone 5 came out with IOS 6, it won't let me anymore.... might need to jailbreak to get that feature back.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:39 PM   eBay Motors  #10 (permalink)
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What is better with the 4400
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