Released March, 2009
The Pros:Screen is one of the largest you can get for a dashboard AV system. DVDs look great, picture is sharp and has good color contrast. Touchscreen is responsive and easy to work with while you're driving.
The Cons:Dashboard trim frequently interferes with the panel, will often need to make some modifications to the trim itself. Needs to be thoroughly tested right away, frequent issues within the first month.
The Boss BV8970 is an in-dash DVD/MP3/CD/AM/FM receiver with an 8" 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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For added connectivity there is a USB and SD memory card slot, and has a side panel 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 an 8" 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. Other notable features include a rear view camera input, illuminated controls, a motorized slide down front panel, remote control and an AV input in the rear.
- DIN mounting
- Motorized slide down front panel
- WMA/MP4/MP3/DVD/SVCD/VCD/CDR/CDRW & SDVD compatible
- USB port
- SD Memory Card port
- Side auxiliary input
- Compatible with audio output of iPod or any other MP3 players
- Built-in 8” 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
- Stereo/mono switch
- Local/distance switch
- AV input (rear)
- Rear view camera input
- Mute function
- Last position memory
- 1-Bit D/A converter
- ESP (anti-skip mechanism)
- Dual (front and rear) RCA outputs
- Wireless remote control
- Output power: 80w x 4 channels
User Reviews (1)
screen is one of the largest you can get for a dashboard AV system
DVDs look great, picture is sharp and has good color contrast
touchscreen is responsive and easy to work with while you're driving
setup is relatively easy for experienced installers
plenty of ports for expansion and working with external devices
easy to shape the audio to personal preference, gives lots of fine-tuning controls
plenty of power to the 4 main channels, will often not even need an external amp
dashboard trim frequently interferes with the panel, will often need to make some modifications to the trim itself
needs to be thoroughly tested right away, frequent issues within the first month
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