Nowadays, car DVD players have had more functions than ever before. They include features such as a camera, GPS, Bluetooth connectivity, and compatibility with radio services like Pandora and iTunes. This kind of head units are so popular that many people want to purchase them at once. Below are the top 5 hot sale car stereos which can be used as buying reference:
- Pioneer AVIC Z130BT
The Pioneer AVIC Z130BT offers a compact head unit option with plenty of features. Drivers who like to talk on the phone appreciate its hands-free Bluetooth feature, while the integrated GPS system provides road trippers with audible step-by-step directions to the next destination. It features an attractive user interface with plenty of contrast, and plays CDs and DVDs as well as digital files, including MP3 and WMA.
- Sony MEX-BT3100P
Smartphone users appreciate the control options with the Sony MEX-BT3100P. Simply download the iTunes or Android app to control all of the radio functions. Additionally, this car stereo reads text messages to drivers for complete hands-free control. The integrated search function allows drivers to find the tunes they love quickly and easily.
- Pumpkin KD-C0224
Pumpkin KD-C0224 is a stunning car stereo which surely remove the stress from your journey and keep you entertained. Its bristling with features like its 6.95 inch HD touch screen, Bluetooth and Wifi support allowing you to easily pair it with other devices such as your music device or Android mobile and comes with Android 4.4.
- Alpine CDE-141
In terms of entry-level car stereos, the Alpine CDE-141 offers basic features with a simple, intuitive design. Although it lacks some of the advanced features of other models, it plays four types of audio sources, including compact disc, terrestrial radio, USB, and auxiliary input.
- Parrot Asteroid Smart
The large touch screen display of the Parrot Asteroid Smart offers a similar interface to the Android operating system. Tap and swipe to find the appropriate apps for listening to music, answering phone calls, or even surfing the Internet while behind the wheel. Listen to music online, through the USB port, or via an Apple device.
First, turn off the electricity to the machine by removing the live battery wire from its station. After disconnecting the battery, you’ll need to take off the trim boards enveloping your car stereo. Each car just a tiny bit unique here.
Next, you need to dispatch the previous head unit directly out until the wires connected to the back are accessible. Unplug the cord, discharge the cabling harness and proceed to remove the antenna cable by unscrewing it. The cabling harness is the structural fastener that integrates all of the cabling for the sound system into an individual connection. The new head unit you have purchased should have included an adapter that matched the factory installed cabling. The end of the cabling on the end, should have four to eight colored wires coming from the back. There should be two such wires that plug to each speaker; one positive one negative. Most negatives are shown with a black stripe while positives are generally either solids or have a white stripe.
If your new car DVD player does not come with an adapter that works with the harness in the dash, you need to purchase a cabling harness kit. The new harness will have to be plugged into the new stereo. Match the colored wire to its match and put them together. After having the wires connected to their proper match, the stereo should be ready to install. Hold the system to the dash to plug the proper connections into the back. You can pause and test what you have done to make sure you have correctly pared the wires.
Once you find that everything is in order; proceed to carefully push the unit all the way into the dash and replace the screws. After the stereo is mounted correctly, put the trim boards back up and reattach everything holding them in place.
Finally, you got a new Android stereo for your car.
Q1. Does it fit in a Nissan Xtrail 2011 ?
A:Sorry, it doesn’t. There is another Pumpkin Car Stereo which fits Nissan Xtrail 2011:http://www.autopumpkin.com/pure-android-4-2-twin-din-universal-nissan-car-dvd-gps-navigation-with-6-2-inch-lcd-hd-capacitive-touch-screen-3g-wifi-bluetooth-support-obd2.html
Q2.Does the Android operating system allow calls and txts from Google Hangouts and Google voice ?
A:Sorry, the builtin mic of the Car DVD Player is specifically designed for the Bluetooth phone call.
Q3.It says OBD2, but how does that work? Does it read engine error codes ?
A:Here is an instruction video about it : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ9Cw-xvkx8&feature=youtu.be&list=UU5idhlXZfjcSV9KDp-gcCOw
Q4.Can you make /receive calls while using the navigation ?
A:Yes. A banner comes on at the bottom of the screen no matter what app you’re in. It has a few buttons, one is for answer, another is for ignore.
Q5.Can this be tethered to a cellphone via Bluetooth for internet access ?
A:Sorry, it can’t. But you can share your cellphone as Wifi hotspots, then use the radio to connect to the wifi signal from your cellphone and use the internet.
Q6.What is the unlock code to get to the advanced options ?
A:You can find it in the manual, which is 126.
Q7.Can you control high and low pass filters with this unit?
A:There is an equalizer in the music program. You can get apps that might better fit your needs as this head unit is running Android system.
Q8.Possible to wire this up without buying a harness ? Where does each of wires go ? I have a fuse holder to battery and RCA to amplifiers if possible.
A:The wiring is made to new non-American standard. New cars may support it but old cars need a harness to hook it up.
Q9.Does it fit for Nissan Versa 2009 ?
A:Actually, it fits a standard double DIN opening.
Q10.Does this unit come with a GPS antenna ?
A:Yes, it’s magnetic and you are supposed to mount it to a piece of metal for better reception. It will use the piece of metal as a kind of extended antenna. I put mine inside the dash while some people put it in the outside of the car, and it seems to work fine.
Q11.Does the Bluetooth work with other accessories normally supported by Android ? Esp Valentine 1 radar detector.
A:Yes, it supports any and all via Bluetooth devices.
Q12.How do Google Maps and Waze look ? Do they rotate and look adequate ? I drive a lot for work and I primarily want this for the mapping.
A:That part of the car stereo works perfect and the GPS lock is quick and accurate.
Q13.Can you browse the Internet with tethering and play music from YouTube ?
A:There are three ways to browse the Internet: buying a 3G dongle, tethering your phone, or having a Wifi network to connect to. You can do whatever you like in these three ways.
Q14.Will it fit a 2004 F250 Truck ?
A:This is a standard 110*180mm size Android car stereo which is slightly bigger than US double DIN size. Therefore, it’s a hassle trying to get an stereo installation adapter (such as Metra ) to get it fit inside the opening. But if you’re able to cut/ trim a bit with tools, then you’re good to go. It will definitely fits, but may not look professionally install if the installation kit isn’t not cut clearly.
Q15.Does the Bluetooth support more than one connection ?
A:The Bluetooth can support different connection, but it supports only one at a time.
Q16.Are the button lights changeable, i.e., can I change it to red ?
A:The button lights are changeable. Actually, there are seven colors to for you to choose.
Q17.Can you use Bluetooth to tether to a cellphone for Internet connectivity ?
A:Sorry, you can’t connect the Internet via Bluetooth. But you can share the Wifi hotspots of your phone and search it with this car audio.
Q18.How does the Wifi work ? Do need go near hotspots or can it be used anywhere ?
A:It can work anywhere there is Wifi available.
Q19.Does this unit receive HD radio stations ? Can you load music filled SD card into the SD port, or is the port for navigation ?
A:Sorry, it can’t receive HD radio station, it’s AM/FM RDS radio. And yes, you can load music filled SD card into the SD port, and there is a GPS port alone.
Q20.Is Google Play Store installed and ready for use ?
A:Yes, it’s loaded and ready to use. Google integration is fast and easy.
Q21.Will this fit a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and do I need additional harnesses for steering wheel control ? Also, will it need a new trim piece ?
A:Yes, it does fit the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and you don’t need any harnesses for SWC. It doesn’t need a new trim piece.