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Old 06-27-2009, 07:00 AM
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Need some Audio and visual help for my WJ

Hello everyone

I need a new headunit. My Alpine IVA-D900 is way outdated (have an Alpine iPod adapter and I can only play playlists or songs in a list and I can't freely change songs not to mention it isn't a touchscreen) and I want a touchscreen which can connect to iPod as well as play DVD, CD, eventually connect to Sat radio, be a good unit for subs/ door speakers (not sure about this particular one yet since I'm not sure how much I want to put into the truck), etc. I'm considering the

Pioneer AVH-P5100: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-P5100DVD.html

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Pioneer AVH-P7800DVD: http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...-P7800DVD.html

Can anyone help me out with this issue?

Also, I want to buy a stull industries grill but for some reason their site doesn't allow me to order. Where can I get one? Also I plan on painting this black as well if I can get it. Is that possible without any chipping or anything like that? Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:46 AM
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The biggest difference between the two you have listed there is the screen resolution. The 7800 has a much better GUI. Plus, it has a little better audio/tuning control.
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Re: Need some Audio and visual help for my WJ

Thanks Matt for your response. But one thing will I be able to control the iPod or scan through songs through the screen? Because right now my Alpine D900 can only play playlists (which has to be preset before you hook it to the car).
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Thanks Matt for your response. But one thing will I be able to control the iPod or scan through songs through the screen? Because right now my Alpine D900 can only play playlists (which has to be preset before you hook it to the car).
Yes. I'm not well versed in video/nav systems, but I do know you have the same amount of control as you would using your iPod (unlimited control). The iPod interface technology has come along way since the D900. They'll all do what your are looking to do. I noticed that both of your choices are without nav... just wanted to make sure you were aware of that.

Also, you can probably get 300 or so bucks for your D900 on eBay.
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Old 06-27-2009, 03:15 PM
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With both units you can see the ipod playlists on the head unit with optional adapters. On the listings scroll down for the ipod details and it says what they both can do.
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This is the adapter for the cheaper head unit. You can read what it lets you do with it.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...CD-IU205V.html

And this is whats needed for the other model for the ipod.

iPod Ready: Pioneer CD-IB100II required and sold separately
  • The Apple iPhone 3G, iPod Nano 4th Gen, iPod Touch 2nd Gen, and any other newly released iPods can be controlled using the iPod adapter above; however, charging will not be possible unless you purchase the Scosche IFWA PassPORT charging adapter.
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Oh, and I actually got some gear thru this site, decent prices and I would recommend buying from them.
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Chuck, avoid the CD-IB100II at all costs, lol. It's a pain in the ass to install and it requires a separate power and ground.
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From those two you list I would go with the cheaper model. The other one has more features for the money like 5.1 surround but I dont think you will be using that. I think the first one has what you want, plays the ipod and charges it from the head unit.
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Chuck, avoid the CD-IB100II at all costs, lol. It's a pain in the ass to install and it requires a separate power and ground.

There ya go, im not familiar with that adapter but if its not just a simple cord and needs its own power and ground i'd go with the simple unit. The first unit has 2 AV outs for front and rear sub so you can hook up amps in the future if you wanted. Just wont have front to rear speaker fading with only a front av out. Not really needed anyways unless you plan on going all out.
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Really it needs a separate power and ground? I thought it takes power from the main unit similar to my Alpine adapter. In regards to the 5100, is it an overall improvement in all aspect compared to the D900 (sound, looks, everything)? Also, how is Sirius satellite? I've been interested in getting it but is it worth it? Can the 500 play iPod videos? Also how can I bypass the vehicle in motion block?
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Really it needs a separate power and ground? I thought it takes power from the main unit similar to my Alpine adapter. In regards to the 5100, is it an overall improvement in all aspect compared to the D900 (sound, looks, everything)? Also, how is Sirius satellite? I've been interested in getting it but is it worth it?
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As far as comparing the unit to your D900... it looks as if the screen resolution will be a downgrade (D900>5100), sound will be the same, feature set will likely be very similar. You're upgrading to the touchscreen, but getting a new unit this day in age it would be a requirement of mine to get something with a high pixel rate.
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