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Boss BV8950


$436.00 Released February, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Picture quality is relatively good - TFT display offers clear, vivid of DVD and external video content. Wide variety of external connectivity options - SD card support offers direct support of digital camera content, USB port provides high-quality audio/video playback. Well-priced for the feature set - on par with competitors from Pioneer and Sony that feature limited connectivity/playback options.

The Cons:Installation is very difficult - wiring scheme is incompatible with many vehicles, and will likely require purchase of additional components. Seemingly prone to intermittence problems - touchscreen buttons are hit and miss, screen will switch from color to black and white without warning, etc. Radio connectivity is disappointing - unit will likely take hours to scan for channels, then return with an error or jump from channel to channel without warning.

The Boss BV8950 is an in-dash DVD/MP3/CD/AM/FM receiver with a 6.2" screen offered by Boss Audio Systems. The disc player is capable of playing CDs, DVDs and almost any other format you can throw at it, including MP3, MP4, WMA and writable discs.

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Product Shot 2 For added connectivity there is a USB and SD memory card slot, and has a front AUX input to easily enjoy music off any portable audio player using a standard headphone jack. There is also a built in PLL synthesizer tuner with 30 station presets and is switchable from US to Europe radio frequencies. It has a 6.2" touchscreen TFT widescreen monitor with a resolution of 1440 x 234 pixels and features on screen display. To control the output sound, bass and treble are seperated, it has preset EQ response curves, there are balance and fader controls as well as stereo/mono and local/distance switches. It has dual RCA outputs (front and rear) and gives 80 watts of power to each one of the 4 channel outputs with an extra output for a subwoofer. Other notable features include a rear view camera input, illuminated controls, a motorized slide down full detachable front panel, remote control and an AV input in the rear.

Features

  • DIN mounting
  • Motorized slide down full detachable panel
  • WMA/MP4/MP3/DVD/SVCD/VCD/CDR/CDRW & SDVD compatible
  • USB port
  • SD Memory Card port
  • Front auxiliary input
  • Compatible with audio output of iPod or any other MP3 players
  • Built-in 6.2” Touchscreen widescreen TFT monitor
  • Resolution: 1440 x 234 pixels
  • Brightness: 600 NITS
  • NTSC/PAL compatible
  • On screen display
  • PLL synthesized AM/FM tuner
  • 30 Station presets
  • Switchable USA/Europe radio frequencies
  • RDS (Radio Data System)
  • Illuminated controls
  • Preset EQ response curves
  • Separate bass and treble
  • Balance and fader controls
  • Loudness
  • Stereo/mono switch
  • Local/distance switch
  • Mute function
  • Last position memory
  • Repeat/intro/random
  • Subwoofer output
  • 1-Bit D/A converter
  • ESP (anti-skip mechanism)
  • Dual (front and rear) RCA outputs
  • Wireless remote control
  • AV input (rear)
  • Rear view camera input
  • Output power: 80w x 4 channels

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Pros
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    Picture quality is relatively good - TFT display offers clear, vivid of DVD and external video content

  • 1

    Wide variety of external connectivity options - SD card support offers direct support of digital camera content, USB port provides high-quality audio/video playback

  • 1

    Well-priced for the feature set - on par with competitors from Pioneer and Sony that feature limited connectivity/playback options

Cons
  • 1

    Installation is very difficult - wiring scheme is incompatible with many vehicles, and will likely require purchase of additional components

  • 1

    Seemingly prone to intermittence problems - touchscreen buttons are hit and miss, screen will switch from color to black and white without warning, etc.

  • 1

    Radio connectivity is disappointing - unit will likely take hours to scan for channels, then return with an error or jump from channel to channel without warning

  • 1

    Side-mounted controls are awkward and counterintuitive - applying sufficient pressure is likely to offset the unit, if not completely dislodge it from the windshield mount

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