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View Poll Results: which one would you pick?
Alpine IVA-D900 16 51.61%
Kenwood Excelon KVT-911DVD 11 35.48%
Clarion ProAudio VRX935VD 4 12.90%
Panasonic CQ-VAD7200U 0 0%
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Old 04-01-2003, 04:37 AM   #1
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Question which one is better?

which one would u pick?

Alpine IVA-D900


Kenwood Excelon KVT-911DVD
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Clarion ProAudio VRX935VD


Panasonic CQ-VAD7200U


sorry bout the double post.. iu couldnt delete the other thread

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Old 04-01-2003, 04:42 AM   #2
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hhmm my pick would be the Alpine
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Old 04-01-2003, 08:26 AM   #3
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Kenwood....I am an Alpine Fan , but if the buttons were not green and orange I'd pick it. Kenwood is pretty pimp deck though.
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Old 04-01-2003, 09:25 AM   #4
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I am also an Apine fan, but I would look into the new Kenwood 915 coming out in a few months. It will have built in DTS/DD and do DVD-Audio
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Old 04-01-2003, 10:21 AM   #5
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none of the above...
check out the Pioneer units...
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which one is capable of navigation?
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Old 04-01-2003, 09:22 PM   #7
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i am getting an eclipse screen and the navigation will be pioneer
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Old 04-02-2003, 03:26 AM   #8
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Old 04-02-2003, 05:29 AM   #9
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Clarion hands down.

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Check the pixels. You'll find that while the competition's pixel level tops out at about 336,960, while the Alpine's IVA-D900 (The same thing I'm installing this summer, and believe me: I've done my homework) will have over 1.15 MILLION pixels. (For research purposes, pixels are sometimes referred to as picture elements) Therefore, if you're going for top quality, the IVA-D900 will have 3x the picuture clarity! Oh, and so you know, you if you do go with the Alpine, it has a plug for your future Nav. I'd recommend the matching NVE-N852A system from Alpine, but if you're a Pioneer junkie or something, then indulge. =)
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damn... no votes for panasonic? is it because no one has any experience with this or what..?
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Here's my opinion, when veiwing the Alpine and the Clarion side by side the on axis veiwing area where quite comparable but the Clarion unit blew the Alpine unit out of the water when viewing off axis and this means a lot in a car.
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Out of those, i like the clarion's touch screen capability but the alpine screen has the clarity, if i were you i would look into the kenwood kvt-915 its coming out real soon and is suppose to be unbelievable
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Old 04-04-2003, 04:21 AM   #14
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Buddahman, Alpine is actually supposed to have the widest tested off-angle viewing clarity out of the top of the line models. To tell the truth though, I've never seen the Clarion in person, so I'll take your word.

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Old 04-04-2003, 01:39 PM   #15
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kenwood has touchscreen too. and there is this one dude that has both the kenwood and alpine.

he said the alpine sucks ass.

i vote for kenwood.. and that's why i have it
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Bennyman: Would you like to post where you found those test results? I think it would be interesting reading. Since you have never seen the Clarion unit you might want to view one and then tell us what you think.
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Buddah, you can check the pixels individually at the company websites. As for the Alpine's IVA-D900, this press release gives pretty ample information:

http://12.145.140.137/html/press/010903_iva-d900.html

P.S. I haven't actually bought the iva-d900, but I plan to when I make enough cash this summer, but I plan to see EVERY competative unit before I buy.

If you know a lot about top of the line I.C.E. products and installation, then go to my threat and help me out. It's in I.C.E. forum under "I'd Like I.C.E. Advice Please."
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clarion....but dont have navi and tv tuner tho =(
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the alpine if by far the greatest - but the new eclipse tops that - i work at a car audio store
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