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Panasonic's new In-Dash LCD Monitor/DVD Receivers and CD Player

Panasonic's new In-Dash LCD Monitor/DVD Receivers and CD Player
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August 1, 2007 Panasonic has introduced its next generation of mobile video entertainment systems for the vehicle including two new in-dash DVD monitor receivers compatible with Panasonic's optional expansion module for multiple digital devices. This enables connection of up to four devices at once such as iPods, camcorders or video game consoles, a DVD/CD changer, TV tuner or Bluetooth wireless phone kit.

The 7-inch CQ-VD7005 and 6.5-inch CQ-VD6505 feature high-resolution LCD touch screens with DVD video playback, Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound. The new DVD monitor receivers have built-in private mode for independent front and rear seat playback and five screen tilt positions. The DVD monitor receivers are also equipped with Radio DSP to bring users clear radio reception. The technology digitally converts FM/AM signals to suppress the effects of multi-path distortion.

The CQ-VD7005 costs AUD$2,299 and the CQ-VD6505 costs AUD$2,199 and both are available now.

On the in-car CD Player front, Panasonic's new CQ-C5355 has a customizable display with a choice of seven colors to match the interior lighting of the dash as well as WMA/MP3 playback that can handle CD-R/RW discs. The CD player also offers a connection for an optional USB extension cable, allowing you to play WMA/MP3 music files from a USB flash drive. An iPod can also be connected via cable and controlled via the rotary knob on the player. The CQ-C5355 costs AUD$429.

CQ-VD7005 and 6.5-inch CQ-VD6505 key features:

  • Wide screen LCD with touch panel operation
  • Digital multi-video processor
  • DVD menu direct input
  • MOS-FET high power amp (50W x 4 max)
  • 5.1-channel Dolby Digital/DTS decoders with Dolby Pro Logic
  • DVD Video and WMA/MP3 (CD-R/RW) playback
  • SRS Circle Surround Automotive
  • SQ7 (7-band sound quality)
  • Switchable HPF and LPF (crossover)
  • Private mode during front/rear dual program playback
  • Radio DSP
  • 18FM and 6AM presets with preset scan
  • Expansion module ready
  • Ready for iPod (music/video)
  • Hands-free phone system ready
  • DVD/CD changer control
  • NTSC/PAL/SECAM auto switch
  • Ignition-linked monitor extension/retraction
  • Graphical user interface (GUI)
  • 2-language GUI menu (English/Chinese)
  • Rear-view camera ready
  • 4-digit ID code security
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