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I just wanted to know if anyone had this head unit yet or know someone? Did a search with no results. I looked on the crutchfield site but it really only went over the Navigation aspects on the units they tested. Not too many negatives I've gathered from other car forumns in other searches. I was hoping someone on here may have some input on the HU. Please any comments or input is appreciated. Thanks


Alpine INE-S920HD


Alpine INE-S920HD

Navigation receiver

Free gear for convenience safety OR entertainment:
Steering wheel control interface
Rear-view camera OR
SiriusXM satellite radio tuner

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Our take on the Alpine INE-S920HD


by Zak Billmeier

Why install a car stereo with built-in GPS?

Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.


More lifelike navigation

Ever get nervous when you're trying to follow a 2D map in a strange city? You've got a turn coming up, but there's traffic all around you, you're too far away to read the sign, and it seems like everything's happening fast. What you need is a landmark, something to reassure you that you're on the right path. Alpine's INE-S920HD navigation receiver gives you just that: a realistic 3D map feature with depictions of buildings and terrain that'll give you a little peace of mind — and help you make the next turn in a crowded downtown area.
All the info you need on the road

Alpine gives you some other great navigation features, too. On the highway, the INE-S920HD lets you know what lane you should be in for the upcoming exit ramp or highway split. And you know those little signs that tell you if there are gas stations or restaurants at the next exit? You can have this Alpine flash those for you on a split-screen display — and you can bet their info is more up-to-date. Another cool split-screen feature lets you keep your navigation running on one side, while album art and song info from a music source show on another.
Bluetooth® that remembers what you like

Alpine puts a clever "Favorites" button right on the face — just tap the "star" button to bring it up. It's your place to stash the features you like to access on a regular basis. For example, you could put in your two favorite radio stations, a search for the closest gas station, your subwoofer controls...anything you want instant access to. And here's the best thing: your particular favorites are tied to your Blutooth profile so, if your phone's with you, the INE-S920HD "remembers" them each time you start your car. And if your significant other borrows the car, it'll remember his or her favorites, too.
HD Radio™, Pandora® Internet radio and more

You'll get a full suite of entertainment options. A built-in HD Radio tuner gives you crystal-clear digital AM/FM radio sound quality, plus shows you station and song info from participating stations. Pandora lovers get touchscreen control, including thumbs up and down, skipping songs, and changing stations. iPhone® users get control using the USB connection, while Android™ and BlackBerry users get Pandora control over the Bluetooth connection. You can also stream music from your phone or another device over Bluetooth.
Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Alpine stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the INE-S920HD, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.
Bluetooth note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.
iPod note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility.
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Highlights:
General features:

  • DVD/navigation receiver with 6.1" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
  • internal amp (18 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • built-in HD Radio™ with iTunes® tagging
  • iPhone Pandora control through USB
  • Android and BlackBerry Pandora control through Bluetooth
  • iPhone basic app mode
  • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
Audio/video features:

  • 9-band parametric equalizer
  • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
  • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
  • compatible with Alpine's PXA-H800 IMPRINT audio processor and RUX-C800 controller
Expandability:

  • compatible with SXV200 SiriusXM satellite radio tuners
  • inputs: rear USB input, rear A/V input, rear camera input
  • outputs: rear A/V output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
 

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Good head unit but way over priced. All of Alpine is. I was certified by them and I still didn't buy anything from them.
 
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I love my Kenwood FWIW. I have an Alpine sub/amp, Polk speakers/amp and Kenwood headunit with Garmin nav.
 
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