Boss Audio BV7970
Released October, 2008
The Pros:Solid display--DVD playback looks clear and bright. Good iPod interface--scrolling through your library, playback control is well done.
The Cons:Very weak FM radio reception--struggles to find FM signal. When not playing DVDs, the display defaults to an ugly three-colour image that can't be changed. Questionable build quality--buttons feel cheap, flimsy and plasticky.
The Boss Audio BV7970 is an in-dash AM/FM/DVD/MP3/CD receiver with a 3.6” wide-screen TFT monitor capable of 1152x234 resolution. An upgrade from the BV7950 and BV7960T, the BV7970 offers additional features including a larger monitor (3.6” vs 3.5”), a camera input port, a 3.5 mm jack for A/V input, and an internal amplifier with an on/off control switch.
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It must be noted that the Audio BV7970, however, does not possess the AUX and USB input ports that come with its predecessors, nor the TV tuner inherent to the BV7960T. Priced approximately $20 to $30 over the 7970 and 7960T, the Boss Audio BV7970 also features full iPod control through the use of an IPC60 integration cable, preset EQ response curves, and a rear speaker on/off control.
- DIN mounting
- Full control for iPod (when used with IPC60 Integration Cable, sold separately)
- Motorized slide down full detachable panel
- WMA/MP4/MP3/DVD/SVCD/VCD/CDR/CDRW & SDVD compatible
- Built-in 3.6” Widescreen TFT monitor
- Resolution: 1152 x 234 pixels
- Brightness: 600 NITS
- NTSC/PAL compatible
- 3.5 mm jack on front panel for A/V input
- Professional audio system
- Dual A/V zone function
- Rear speaker on/off control
- Internal amplifier on/off control
- Last position memory
- 1-Bit D/A converter
- ESP (anti-skip mechanism)
- Illuminated controls
- PLL synthesized AM/FM tuner
- 30 station presets
- Switchable USA/Europe/Asia radio frequencies
- RDS (Radio Data System)
- Preset EQ response curves
- Separate bass and treble
- Balance and fader controls
- Subwoofer low pass filter control
- Stereo/mono switch
- Local/distance switch
- Mute function
- Dual (front and rear) RCA outputs
- Subwoofer output
- Backup camera input
- Wireless remote control
- Output power: 80w x 4 channels
User Reviews (1)
Solid display--DVD playback looks clear and bright.
Good iPod interface--scrolling through your library, playback control is well done.
Very weak FM radio reception--struggles to find FM signal.
When not playing DVDs, the display defaults to an ugly three-colour image that can't be changed.
Questionable build quality--buttons feel cheap, flimsy and plasticky.
When a CD stops playing at the end, only cyclcing through the sources back to CD will play it again.
Poor optical media performance--has trouble reading DVDs, skips frequently.
Generally poor menu layout--some options are hidden deep within submenus.
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