|Navigation & Multimedia Buyer's Guide - 2010|
The JVC KW-NT3HDT is an all-in-one navigation system with a built-in HD radio and free lifetime subscription for total traffic+ HD network – allowing on-screen news, weather, traffic and sports score information. The system is equipped with millions of pre-installed points-of-interests, and allows up to 50 previous and 100 favorite destinations to be memorized. Additional features include an SD card drive to upload more POI from Google maps, bluetooth wireless technology, anti-theft fully detachable face panel, USB 2.0 for ipod/iPhone connection, and variable-color illumination. External Mode for iPod/iPhone lets you listen to the audio from your favorite applications such as internet radio or YouTube. The multi-faceted system provides smart technology with iTunes tagging which allows one to tag songs heard on the radio for easy purchase through iTunes Store, as well as adaptive volume that adjust to the vehicle’s speed. Traffic feature and HD radio not available in Canada.
Planet Audio has earned its reputation by supplying the finest innovatively-engineered audio products to the mobile marketplace. They now proudly introduce Planet Video as your global one-stop supplier of aftermarket mobile video components and accessories. The bluetooth enabled PI9780B is a prime example. This 7-inch flip out, widescreen, touchscreen, single DIN DVD/MP3/CD AM/FM receiver utilizes nearly all known multimedia formats through its front panel USB and aux input. This, and full iPod control (cable included), presents users a way to bring their home studio into their chariot.
Valor Multimedia DDN-888W navigation is the next step up in their updated 2010 product line. The DDN-888W is a full featured A/V receiver with built-in AM/FM and plays DVD, CD, VCD, and MP3. The navigation uses Navteq mapping to covering all of North America on its 4GB SD Card. With its beautiful 6.5-inch digital panel screen images are clearer, sharper and also detachable to help prevent theft. The Valor DDN-888W also has a unique feature to adjust volume on our touch screen rotational digital knob; entertainment couldn’t be any easier via touch screen. Other features include bluetooth with AD2P technology allowing users to stream music from smart phone evices. The DDN-888W is an all-in-one multi-format entertainment system one shouldn’t be with out.