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Miketrd Nov 9, 3:39am - #321069 
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New Car audio & video system

I am totaly new with this kind of mods, so try to help me here. I want a DVD receiver in dash that can play while i am driving. I was thinking of the Alpine IVA-D901 , or IVA-D300, or something like it. I have like $3,000 to spend on a new audio and video system so i can have other options i just don't know what to buy. Also i have a gt so it only has 6 speakers, do i have to change the speakers too?

In order to have a great, loud and clear sound, what other things i should consider?? amps? subwoofers?

Any recommendations and ideas will be great, thanks to all for the help.
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Rick Nov 9, 3:41am - #321070 

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Get an amp, subwoofers, perhaps new speakers if you feel you need better sound, the LCD screen you are talking about, and you will be set. Just make sure the screen can play FM and CD's. If your not installing it yourself, youll need to pay for the install + wiring.
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Sancho Nov 9, 4:02am - #321071 

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The DVD indash receiver is like $1200 for a good one, thats most your $$$. You'll be strapped for cash on this one, so take it in steps and save up. thumbsup

Also, Sub and amp minimum, speakers and amp optional. For starters, you won't need aftermarket speakers, but if you wanna upgrade later, its a good idea. wave

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Sultan Nov 9, 5:56am - #321072 

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with a GT, you really need to swap out your stock speakers in favor of some quality components powered by a dedicated amp...
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ragingpaseo Nov 9, 7:55pm - #321073 
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to start off:
-dual amps, one for speakers, one for sub (D class)
-component speakers up front
-high power rear speakers in back
-single 10" sub
-1F capacitor
-dis block, high-end RCA cables, and speaker wires
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Brian63 Nov 9, 9:21pm - #321074 

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^^^why a 10 and why a 1 farid cap?
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blitzceli Nov 9, 9:24pm - #321075 

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get a batcap!! its better that a capacitor.. its does the same thing but hold a sends out power to the milasecond rather that tenths of a second. They also hold a charge longer and recharges faster than a cap. They also coast about the same.

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blitzceli Nov 9, 9:25pm - #321076 

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Brian63 Nov 9, 10:27pm - #321077 

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A battery will do just fine. IF you need one. It all depends on the pull of the amp.
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Miketrd Nov 9, 10:54pm - #321078 
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any recommendations on what speakers, amp, and subwoofer to get, what kind of brand or model etc.

i am thinking of going with the Panasonic CQ-VD7500U, this are the key features:
fully motorized, retractable 7" widescreen LCD monitor
> touch panel operation
> adjustable viewing angle
> selectable aspect ratios
> TV tuner and antenna
> super bright display with automatic dimmer
> plays DVD, CD, CD-R, and CD-RW
> plays MP3 files on CD-R and CD-RW
> SD slot on front panel
> CD changer controls
> 2 auxiliary audio/video inputs
> audio/video output
> dual zone capable
> optical digital output
> 7-band graphic EQ with 6 user-adjustable stored settings
> front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs
> switchable high-pass (90/135/180/225 Hz) and low-pass (80/120/160 Hz) filters
> Alphatuner V
> 18 FM/6 AM presets
> dimensions (hideaway module): 13-1/8"W x 1-3/4"H x 7-5/16"D
> clock
> wireless remote
> 25 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels
> CD frequency response 20-20,000 Hz
> DVD signal-to-noise ratio 95 dB
> FM sensitivity 12 dBf
> warranty: 1 year
> designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs

Is this okay??

Also, i have like 2 months to decide what to buy, so if anyone knows where can i get this stuff at a good price, i will appreciate.
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blitzceli Nov 10, 3:22am - #321079 

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It really just depends what you want. alpine is the best dvd player/screen.. its all just opinionated.. check sounnddomain.com for ratings on audio stuff

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Mp3Supply Nov 10, 3:40am - #321080 

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im selling my eclipse av8533. . .. . . look it up at www.eclipse-web.com

pm me for more details. .. thumbsup

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Brian63 Nov 10, 6:40pm - #321081 

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An all Alpine system would be great. Get the Alpine DVD player with screen. Alpine Type R highs and subs with Alpine amps. That would be a great setup.
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Miketrd Nov 11, 1:54am - #321082 
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any good website with low prices of Alpine dvd in dash receivers??
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Miketrd Nov 11, 2:04am - #321083 
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i was checking the alpine iva-d300 and it does't play movies while i am driving, that sucks, anyone knows a alpine dvd player that plays the movie while you drive and that fits the celica dash??
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Brian63 Nov 11, 4:15am - #321084 

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You can get a DVD player and buy screens. Have several screens instead of just one. That would be nice.
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TimO Nov 11, 2:10pm - #321085 

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I've also been looking for a while on what headunit to get. I settled on the Eclipse AVN2454, might wanna check that out wave

http://www.eclipse-web.com/products/avn/avn_top.htm
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hzemmo Nov 11, 2:34pm - #321086 

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first,since all celicas have space for double din head unit,i think it would be nicer to fill the whole space.i have in my celica the kenwood ddx7025 with great spec.i purchased it for 1200$.here is a picture of it;its screen is by touch.For a nice sound, i would advise you to get first a 12"sub(with ampli) plus rear high power speakers in the back.it would be better to change the stock speakers(anyway they are good enough).i changed the battery in the beginning then i added a capacitor,but here also there is no true need for the capacitor.if you wanna see how i transformed my trunk into a juke box,its in the custom mods under name of hzemmo...
good luck and hope u'll get the perfect sound...
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combatc87 Nov 11, 3:15pm - #321087 

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Originally Posted by Miketrd
i am thinking of going with the Panasonic CQ-VD7500U, this are the key features:


Is this okay??

Also, i have like 2 months to decide what to buy, so if anyone knows where can i get this stuff at a good price, i will appreciate.


I'm actually looking at the same unit. Here's a site that sells 'em, as long as you're willing to shell out ONLY $972. You may want to also look into a Pioneer unit with basically the same features for $768.

Panasonic CQ-VD7500U:
http://www.etronics.com/product.asp?icatid=392&stk_code=pancqvd7500u&svbname=309

Panasonic CQ-VAD7200U:
http://www.refurbdepot.com/productdetails2.cfm?Product_ID=2403&refererid=dealtime

Pioneer AVH-P6600DVD:
http://www.hookedontronics.com/show_prod...er_AVH-P6600DVD

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Miketrd Nov 12, 1:25am - #321088 
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A guy from Crutchfield explain me that there are no dvd in dash receivers that plays movies and videos while the car is in motion. That sucks, because i think is stupid to have the monitors in the trunk or a place that i can't see.

Is that true?

I am looking for a dvd in dash reciever that plays the movies while i drive, does anyone have this ??

Is there a way to make the dvd play the movies while i drive??

Thanks
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gtscelica05 Nov 12, 6:24am - #321089 
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Originally Posted by hzemmo
first,since all celicas have space for double din head unit,i think it would be nicer to fill the whole space.i have in my celica the kenwood ddx7025 with great spec.i purchased it for 1200$.here is a picture of it;its screen is by touch.For a nice sound, i would advise you to get first a 12"sub(with ampli) plus rear high power speakers in the back.it would be better to change the stock speakers(anyway they are good enough).i changed the battery in the beginning then i added a capacitor,but here also there is no true need for the capacitor.if you wanna see how i transformed my trunk into a juke box,its in the custom mods under name of hzemmo...
good luck and hope u'll get the perfect sound...


does it has build in mp3 and stuff?

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hzemmo Nov 12, 7:24am - #321090 

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as i told you for the double din screen,i could connect it while driving..all it is about is that in the connections,there is a wire responsible for not letting reading DVD while driving;that wire is connected to the handbrake,once you pull it,it is disconnected...so you can do it if you want,its all matter of connections... wink
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hzemmo Nov 12, 7:27am - #321091 

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well yes
indeed it has mp3/wma
wma is the file in which the wave(cd) is converted into using windows media player
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Miketrd Nov 13, 5:38am - #321092 
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Thanks for the info
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Mp3Supply Nov 13, 6:54am - #321093 

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Originally Posted by Miketrd
A guy from Crutchfield explain me that there are no dvd in dash receivers that plays movies and videos while the car is in motion. That sucks, because i think is stupid to have the monitors in the trunk or a place that i can't see.

Is that true?

I am looking for a dvd in dash reciever that plays the movies while i drive, does anyone have this ??

Is there a way to make the dvd play the movies while i drive??

Thanks



False - that is a LEGAL issue. All you do is trick the headunit in thinking that the e-brake is up. Connect the E-Brake wire from the headunit to a 12V Source and ground it out somewhere near. (i thinkits a green wire on most units). He has to tell you that for Legal reasons

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Miketrd Nov 13, 8:54pm - #321094 
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That what i thought later when i realize that i have seen cars with the dvd playing movies or videos while they are driving.

i am currently looking for more options on head units.
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sbocaj55 Nov 13, 9:12pm - #321095 

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Originally Posted by Miketrd
any good website with low prices of Alpine dvd in dash receivers??


www.etronics.com

That's where i got my alpine head unit. The discounts on this site might give you room to get a full unit now instead of later in parts...or a better dvd unit, etc. They also carry a ton of hard to find brands at good prices. It might seem a little shady how the prices are so low and how some items are non-returnable...but i used it and recommended it to a few of my friends and now we all have systems at 60-70% the cost...
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