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Estimated wait for next available agent :. For Tech Support, call You're in command What's cooler than taking charge of your music from the big touchscreen on a great-looking DVD Can't find your exact vehicle? Please confirm that this adapter will work with the stereo you intend to use. Find products that fit. My name is Ken. I seek the Holy Grail of car audio excellence. My favorite color is blue. I came to Crutchfield in During my six years as a Crutchfield Advisor, I learned a lot about the technology behind great car and home audio.
I learned even more about what people wanted in their car stereo systems. I've been a writer for car audio and fitness tech at Crutchfield since Over the last few years, I've also carved out a niche producing demo videos for our in-dash car stereos. The hands-on experience I get with car stereos while doing video production is an invaluable aid to me in learning about their exciting features.
This helps me convey that information to our customers when I write about the stereo on our website. Before coming to Crutchfield, I spent 10 years teaching music in Charlottesville area schools.
I keep my musical interests satisfied by volunteering as a classical music DJ at a local community radio station, and I stay up to date with the latest in outdoor tech by cycling, running, and backpacking. Fun facts: I've completed an Ironman triathlon, run the Boston Marathon, hiked miles of the Appalachian Trail, and lost on Jeopardy! You're in command What's cooler than taking charge of your music from the big touchscreen on a great-looking DVD receiver?
You can use the touchscreen to change sources, choose music, select DVD menu items, or adjust EQ settings with just a few quick touches of your fingertip. And for a personalized touch, you can also set the receiver's control buttons to match the color of your vehicle's dash illumination. Your phonebook transfers easily to the receiver, so it's easy to make outgoing calls — you can even use voice dialing with compatible phones.
And this Kenwood will play the music you've stored on your phone wirelessly. You'll have access to streaming video sources like Netflix, too. You can watch on the built-in screen whenever you're parked, or add an external screen and wireless headphones so your passengers in the back can watch while you drive. And you can download Garmin's "Streetpilot" app for iPhone, then use the Kenwood's big screen for navigation.
And of course you'll have control over the music and video content on your iPod. This Kenwood also works with the SiriusXM tuner not included to bring you the fantastic music, sports, and entertainment offered by satellite radio. Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls? In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Kenwood stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and this Kenwood, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.
Note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider. Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check Hands-on Research for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.
Kenwood DDX owner's manual. Installed fairly easy a nd everything works great! Purchased this because I wanted Bluetooth and a way to play video in my car. Does both great! Average review: 75 reviews. Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with other customers. Please see our review guidelines for help and information. By submitting this review, you agree to our terms and review guidelines.
This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. Aspect Ratio: You can change the aspect ratio for video playback.
You can select from Full , Just LB , Normal , or Auto automatically selects to match incoming video signal. Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your viewing needs during video playback. Custom Background Images: You can download a still image for use as the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
Multi-Language Display: For your convenience, this unit is equipped with a multiple language display. Front Panel Controls with Variable Color Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary-dial along the left edge of the screen. You can also select a custom "User" color that is adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue values range: Note: The Eject and Kenwood logo remain red, regardless of variable color illumination setting.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire attached to the rear-chassis must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. While the vehicle is in motion parking brake off , you can still view all of the other displays and menus. You can also manually dim the unit's display and button illumination. Turning this function "On" allows the security indicator light red on the front-panel of the head unit to flash when your vehicle's ignition is off.
The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. The DDX supports Bluetooth hands-free communication and wireless audio streaming. Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth is a two-way wireless communication system allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, as well as wirelessly stream audio from your Bluetooth enabled portable music player using the Kenwood in-dash multimedia receiver.
Bluetooth wireless technology operates on a 2. Bluetooth Profiles: In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles.
This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:. Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone must be paired with the DDX before hands-free operation. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled cell-phones with the Kenwood head unit only one paired phone can be used at a time.
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Kenwood DDX External Microphone: The Kenwood DDX includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing.
The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the volume level of other sources.
The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash.
The external microphone measures 0. Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The controls of the DDX can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call.
The unit also features an integrated microphone featuring adjustable gain , so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers front or all. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode talking directly on your cell phone and the Hands Free Mode.
Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out using any option without engaging the parking brake. You must then use your phone to check to the message. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps. Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.
Note: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The head unit can recognize a total of 5, files and folders per disc a maximum of filers per folder. The unit supports ID3 Tag version 1. Playback Screen: During DVD playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen.
The touchscreen has 4 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing the top center of the screen activates the DVD disc menu control buttons, while pressing the bottom center activates the source control screen.
Zoom: The DDX features a 3 level zoom when playing back video and still images. You can select a parental control rating from , which is protected by a 4-digit password. Auto Insert: The DVD player will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 15 seconds or more.
The head unit can recognize a total of 5, files and folders per USB device a maximum of filers per folder. The unit will display any recorded song, artist, and album information stored on your connected USB device up to 50 characters.
These Apple devices only support audio playback no video output. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. The unit will also display Album Art. This unit does not charge the iPad. Pandora App: Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations.
You will also need a Pandora music service account. And because the map data is downloaded onto your iPhone and does not live on the network, wireless coverage is not required to navigate. Once you have selected your destination on your connected iPhone, your map route will be visible on the DDX's touchscreen even with parking brake disengaged and turn-by-turn directions can be heard through your car stereo speakers.
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