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I'm thinking of getting a DVD player for my Supra and would like to know if you always need the Alpine Dolby Digital decoder if I go for the Alpine DV5200. I am only using a two speaker plus sub setup so I don't really need 5.1 channel decoding.

Also how would I control the Alpine DVD, will I be able to use my IVA-C800R headunit and remote control to control the DVD player or would I need a separate hardwired or infrared remote control?

Can you mount the DV5200 vertically or only horizontally?

What's the retail price on the Alpine DV5200 as I would have to buy it in the States since my DVD collection is 99,9% region 1 and I don't know anyone who can modify a region 2 Alpine DVD player.

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If I were you, I would REALLY suggest you getting the Panasonic DVD / TV combo, you can find it way cheaper than the Alpine setup, then buy a Panasonic headunit to go with the TV/DVD player this way you can have a DVD playing the video and a CD playing the audio if you want the screen on, but want to listen to your music.. or you can put the headunit on AUX and you have the sound from the DVD through your car speakers.. Its a lot nicer, since with the Alpine, you either have a CD playing or a DVD.. plus the Panasonic is 7 inches and it swivels left and right, the passanger cant see the Alpine all that good cause it doesnt go left to right and the Supra dash is angled towards the driver.. trust me, look into it, im glad I did
 

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I have the setup you are referring to in my 94 MKIV TT and I love it!!! I have Alpine CVA-1005 and DVA-5200 right underneath it and Alpine 5.6" additional monitor in glovebox for passenger!! The DVA-5200 comes with a separate remote other than the IVAC one... The DVA also has a seperate remote 'eye' that I installed up by my odometer and it works great. The only prob with 5200 as opposed to DVA-5205 is that the 5200 has a glitch that only allows it to restart at the beginning of ANY disc that is loaded once the car is stopped and restarted... For instance if you are watching Fast and Furious and you get to a part to stop it and return later, the 5200 will start from beginning BUT 5205 will start where left off...

Also, NO Dolby Decoder needed, just optional if you want the true theater effect but you will be surprised at how good the 5200/5205 sound WITHOUT the decoder as stand alones...

And as for mounting, I think you can mount it either vertical or horizontal...

One last thing, if you need some pics of my system, you can look at:
htttp://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4294111909

OH YEAH.. I get deep Alpine discounts and can get you GREAT discount so don't worry about the expense!! I also have seen a website that sells 'closeout' 5200's for around $600... I 'think' it is www.discountcarstereo.com .. If you don't see any there, let me know and I'll recheck my records... Hope all this helps!!!
 
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The panasonic does all that plus you can listen to a cd while watching a video on the screen and when you shut the car off, it will go back to the exact place that the DVD left off, plus with the panasonic, you dont have to "trick" the unit to play the monitor when you are driving
 

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The panasonic does all that plus you can listen to a cd while watching a video on the screen and when you shut the car off, it will go back to the exact place that the DVD left off, plus with the panasonic, you dont have to "trick" the unit to play the monitor when you are driving
Thanks for the suggestion but I don't want to switch headunits. I paid a large amount for the Alpine headunit and the Alpine DVD navigation system and it suits me fine.

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Re: Alpine Info

Roadie8105 said:
I have the setup you are referring to in my 94 MKIV TT and I love it!!! I have Alpine CVA-1005 and DVA-5200 right underneath it and Alpine 5.6" additional monitor in glovebox for passenger!! The DVA-5200 comes with a separate remote other than the IVAC one... The DVA also has a seperate remote 'eye' that I installed up by my odometer and it works great. The only prob with 5200 as opposed to DVA-5205 is that the 5200 has a glitch that only allows it to restart at the beginning of ANY disc that is loaded once the car is stopped and restarted... For instance if you are watching Fast and Furious and you get to a part to stop it and return later, the 5200 will start from beginning BUT 5205 will start where left off...

Also, NO Dolby Decoder needed, just optional if you want the true theater effect but you will be surprised at how good the 5200/5205 sound WITHOUT the decoder as stand alones...

And as for mounting, I think you can mount it either vertical or horizontal...

One last thing, if you need some pics of my system, you can look at:
htttp://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4294111909

OH YEAH.. I get deep Alpine discounts and can get you GREAT discount so don't worry about the expense!! I also have seen a website that sells 'closeout' 5200's for around $600... I 'think' it is www.discountcarstereo.com .. If you don't see any there, let me know and I'll recheck my records... Hope all this helps!!!
So what price are we talking about for a DVA-5205 single DVD player or a DHA-S680 DVD changer and a PXA-H510 processor (separately and combined)? I will fit the DVD player in the trunk since I have the Blitz iD meters below my headunit.

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