Establishing your niche in a market is something that can be hard. Attributing your name to “the best” can take a lifetime to achieve, and something that many try for. Sony is an extremely well-known name brand that has been attributed to their high ability to manufacturer high quality displays. For years they have helped pioneer new manufacturing techniques, and even are the creators of the new standard for high-resolution media, Bluray.
Sony’s hand in the Car Audio industry has brought along many exciting features and technologies, and some really great listening over the years. With the introduction of Audio/Video Multimedia Touchscreen Receivers, there have been many opportunities to carry over Sony’s extremely reputable name for quality video receivers to the car audio industry. The Sony XAV-62BT and Sony XAV-72BT, two brand new 2011 Audio/Video receivers released from Sony, feature extremely high resolution monitors.
With the ability to display 1,152,000 pixels, the stereos are capable of displaying pictures and video at a screen resolution of 800 x 480 pixels! This is all taken out of a 7” in-dash monitor in your vehicle! This advancement by Sony opens the door for extremely high resolution monitors to continue being released. In-dash Car Stereos soon should have a standard of extremely high screen processing thanks to this exciting advancement from Sony. Coupling all of these features along with previous advancements such as Sony SensMe, a high quality sound processor, and large capacitors for deep bass makes for a high fidelity audio and video experience. Also found on both units are extensive equalization options for your audio, as well as plenty of video adjustments to help get the perfect picture along with the perfect sound.
High resolution audio isn’t the only thing you should get from your In-Dash DVD Player with a Monitor. This new breakthrough in car audio makes for some of the best listening and viewing experiences in mobile entertainment today.
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This year has been all about digital media. In-dash stereo receivers have the ability to play digital media, but what about optimizing a stereo specifically to play digital media. This new innovation will clean your car of a loose CD clutter or a bulky CD changer, by simply removing them from the equation entirely! Gone are the CD’s with their small storage limits, and in are the flash drives, iPods, MP3 Players, and whatever other type of digital media store you may happen to own. As always, there are some brands that have gone above and beyond to deliver some amazing source units, and here’s a glance of the top three digital media receivers of 2010.
The Pioneer MVH-8200BT exceeded expectations with its affordable price point, TFT-LCD Monitor, and detachable face panel that reveals an SD memory card slot. This unit integrates Pioneer’s super tuner for superb AM/FM reception and sound quality. Paired along with its Advanced Sound Retriever to enhance digital media played back through the USB, this Pioneer receiver was designed for crystal-clear sound quality.
- Advanced Sound Retriever
- Detachable Face Panel
Sony’s DSX-S300BTX has a new feature that helps it hold onto your MP3 player for you. The integrated Tune Tray replaces the area where your CD player once was. Upon flipping the faceplate down you’ll have a tray to slide out and connect with a USB device, or an iPod specific connection. This handy feature isn’t the only thing this excellent stereo has to offer. Integrating the Sony SensMe technology for music playlists generated by moods and other source selection modes make this stereo a convenient way to get your favorite tunes going with minimal setup!
- Sony SensMe Technology
- Integrated Tune Tray
Finally, the radio that has really impressed us above and beyond would be the Kenwood KIV-BT900. This radio is also equipped with a TGT-LCD monitor, and integrates variable color lighting, but the amazing features don’t stop there. An iPod can playback a video directly through the USB connection onto the 3” display. If you’re more interested in tuning options and flexibility for larger storage space the KIV-BT900 has you covered. A 5-Band equalizer will help this radio tune your system to perfection. The USB port found on the back of the stereo is ready to be hooked up to a USB hub as well, allowing for connection of up to 3 USB devices simultaneously!
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- Variable Color Lighting
- USB Hub Compatible