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Old 12-31-2008, 07:16 PM
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Double Din DVD Help

Is either power acoustik or Pyle a good brand for an in dash DVD player?
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:21 PM
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:33 PM
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If you like your audio from the bottom of the barrel then sure. It is good for it's price point. Personally I would rather have a damn good cd player from the worst of the mid fi guys (cough I will pick on Clarion...again personal opinion) before I would take anything from the bottom of the audio barrel. But to each his own, if it is right for your application that is what counts.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:53 PM
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The thing with those is that you have a good chance of them freezing on you, beeing bugy, beeing slow and just plain unreliable.
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thanks for your help so what brands do you recommend? JVC, Pioneer?
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Budget, navigation, Ipod?????
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:52 AM
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http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_14247_Power+Acoustik+PTID-7350NBT.html

this is the deck i was looking at
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If you're going to send the time and money to have something shipped from the States, you'd better make sure it's not a high breakdown item. DVD player...high breakdown probability with this namebrand. The biggest issues are: customs; transit costs; downtime and frustration.
I'm sure that you can find a cheap Pioneer, Clarion or Panasonic with most of those options for about the same price in Canada.

On a different note...PLEASE help us to work with our economy, not America's. Recessionary times call for patriotism, not just what seems like the bottom line.
When I look at importing items from the States, I also need to include: customs fees; extra waiting time at the border; currency differences and credit card fees to exchange the money. I would expect to pay an extra 30%.
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Originally Posted by SQmonster View Post
If you're going to send the time and money to have something shipped from the States, you'd better make sure it's not a high breakdown item. DVD player...high breakdown probability with this namebrand. The biggest issues are: customs; transit costs; downtime and frustration.
I'm sure that you can find a cheap Pioneer, Clarion or Panasonic with most of those options for about the same price in Canada.

On a different note...PLEASE help us to work with our economy, not America's. Recessionary times call for patriotism, not just what seems like the bottom line.
When I look at importing items from the States, I also need to include: customs fees; extra waiting time at the border; currency differences and credit card fees to exchange the money. I would expect to pay an extra 30%.
^^^ x100000 Do not take a chance on buying cheap gear from the states. I have purchased a couple of items, but never again. Shipping is not bad until it hits the border, then you see the real cost of shipping. Bought a cap from California for $50 + $20 shipping. Not bad considering it would have cost me $120 here. Well then UPS shows up at the door and asks for another $40 for customs and duty fees. So now it is $110 and with the exchange rate at the time ended up around the $140 mark, so if I had just got it here would have had warranty and saved $20. Same thing with an EQ I got from states, customs and duty fees were almost as much as I paid for it to begin with. With the amount of shady deals around on the net I would prefer to just deal with someone local. Keep your hard earned money in Canada.
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Shipping is only a problem if you chose UPS. Chose USPS and all you paye is the +-15% taxe you would pay here anyway. However one has to add about 25% to the price because of the exchange rate.

SQMonster has a very good point, high probbility of problems with that unit, it's going to be a pain to have that fixed.

Pay 20$ more and get this unit:
Pioneer AVH-P4000DVD (avhp4000dvd) In-Dash DVD Players (with monitor) In-Dash Car Stereo Receivers and Head Units Car Audio and Video - Sonic Electronix

I actually found the pioneer unit cheeper here in Canada. Look around here before going to the states. MR2NR has some great prices.
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