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Old 12-07-2006, 04:35 PM
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Screens/navi

Hey Guys!
Iím looking into getting a screen/navi put into my 06 civic. I was just wondering what everyone thinks is the best all around screen. Iím looking for lots of features something thatís going to last, also looking for scratch proof, and pretty good SQ. another thing is how much something like this should cost. Looking to spend under 2000 if possible for something good.
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:46 PM
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Old 12-07-2006, 07:50 PM
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Car Audio and Electronics listed the Eclipse AVN7000 as the best single din model of 2006. Definitely worth considering, a higher price point but totally worth it in the long run.
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:23 AM
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I'm with Rob... the eclipse models are really great.
Also Nakamichi makes a single din SQ screen... I haven't heard it, but I'm sure it sounds great.
Limited features though.


Another you should really consider is the Pioneer P7500DVD or the new P7800DVD.

The 7800dvd is kinda pricey considering it just came out... but the P7500DVD (7600DVD is the same model) have really come down in price... you won't find a more full featured unit.

24bit DAC w/ burrbrown for ultimate SQ (rare in screens), full dolby digital 5.1 and DTS surround sound and my favorite... TV tuner so you can catch the simpsons or 70's show while waiting in traffic.
Not to mention, autoEQ, time delay and all sorts of tuning options.

For navi with the above setup you need to add the 88DVD/8DVD/9DVD... it plugs right in through the IP bus.
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:21 PM
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Ross, selling both lines side by side, there is just no comparison between the two. The Pioneer is a good unit at it's price point but I feel that it is not in the same league as the Eclipse is, thus the price point is also wildly different as well. Two nice units, two totally different pieces at the same time.
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MR2NR
Ross, selling both lines side by side, there is just no comparison between the two. The Pioneer is a good unit at it's price point but I feel that it is not in the same league as the Eclipse is, thus the price point is also wildly different as well. Two nice units, two totally different pieces at the same time.
I agree the pioneer is nice but the Eclipse is in a league of it's own with their double din decks. A double din would fit nicely into your car aswell.
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I prefer Nakamichi but each to there own
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Old 12-09-2006, 10:29 AM
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i agree i have a 2006 civic si with the iva-d310 in it and while its a bit of a tight fit(length of the unit and the associated boxes) it is a great unit and has a fair bit of processing options and a gorgeous picture. But be warned you need to buy a seperate gps package for the 310 for about 1500 canadian give or take 100 dollars, or get the alpine blackbird which interfaces right into the 310 and can be detached for portable gps use and doubles as a mp3 player. The blackbird is about 600 canadian.
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Personally, if sound quality is an issue and you want a single din screen with a reliable motor mechanism, I would go with an Excelon screen from Kenwood

Better DAC
Better Voltage
Better Quality Screen
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Originally Posted by MR2NR
Ross, selling both lines side by side, there is just no comparison between the two. The Pioneer is a good unit at it's price point but I feel that it is not in the same league as the Eclipse is, thus the price point is also wildly different as well. Two nice units, two totally different pieces at the same time.
Sorry for the very late reply, lol... missed this one.

You're probably thinking of the lower end 6000 and 5000 series units.

The P7500DVD was pioneers top of the line unit, it sold for $4899.99 the first year it was released then pricing dropped to the low $3000's I believe... which is even more than the eclipse.
It was replaced this year with the P7800DVD which isn't as great of a unit IMHO (The P7600dvd was an identical model to the p7500 in black released in 2005).

It features three 24bit Burr-Brown DAC's and sound quality is top notch especially compared to the lower end models

It also included a tv-tuner as well as 5.1 dolby digital and DTS support.
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