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The Good The Eclipse AVN combines a great navigation system with a user-friendly digital audio interface and crisp video playback. Its broad range of audio and video customization features and its superb navigation interface make a very attractive proposition for those who can live without real-time traffic. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.
We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Design The AVN has an elegant faceplate design that is far less cluttered and confusing than that of the previous-generation models. Instead of the rows of buttons on three sides of the bezel that we disliked on the AVN, the AVN has just one single row of hard buttons along the bottom of the unit, which includes an Eject button, a Mute button, and a volume control rocker switch.
All other controls are performed using "soft" buttons on the unit's TFT touch screen display. The removal of the buttons on either side of the unit enable a half-inch increase in screen size, and the AVN boasts a 7-inch LCD screen compared with the 6. Gone also from the new design are the two menu buttons one for media and one for navigation , replaced with a more user-friendly single menu button, leading to more specific onscreen options.
Customization is big business in cars these days, and the AVN enables drivers to choose between five wallpaper settings and four beep tones according to their taste in such things. Those looking for more media capabilities can upgrade to the AVN , which comes with two DVD slots, enabling car occupants to simultaneously listen to CDs, use the navigation system, and play video on rear displays.
The other major difference between the AVN and the AVN is the latter's support for optional Sirius Traffic, a service that provides real-time information on traffic flow, congestion, and incidents. Navigation In layout and functionality, the navigation features of the AVN are much the same as those we liked so much on the AVN Destination entry is performed using the system's touch screen keypad, and can be made using a number of options including address, point-of-interest POI name, POI category, and by physically selecting destinations from the map.
For selecting destination manually from a map, we like the system's one-touch variable-speed scrolling feature. For a DVD-based system, the AVN calculates routes surprisingly quickly, and with a destination set, users are given a couple of very useful options for viewing the route details before they set out.
Its Turn List provides an itemized readout of all the stages of the journey, while its Route Preview function gives an onscreen runthrough of the journey. Once underway, the system gives turn-by-turn voice guidance, and voice prompts vary in frequency depending on the car's speed.
Another positive feature of the AVN's navigation function is its optional split-screen mode, which overlays a zoomed-in window onto the main map, giving drivers a dual perspective of the current location.
When approaching junctions, the map automatically displays the window with a close-up detail of the route. Users can register up to memory points and--more interestingly areas to avoid in the system's memory.
Displaying points of interest is straightforward: a press of the Map View button in navigation mode brings up options for displaying POI categories. The AVN offers 8. Customization options for the AVN's navigation system are very impressive, with four screens of options, including options for auto-reroute, intersection guidance, and building-shape display for streets in metropolitan areas. Navigating digital audio libraries is made very easy by the intuitive touch screen menus that show folder and file information in a clear format.
Add-on modules can also be used to turn the AVN into an HD radio tuner and a receiver for Sirius Satellite radio, although there is no XM Satellite Radio option--a disappointing restriction on an aftermarket system. The AVN offers the same digital signal processing presets, EQ customization via 7-band parametric EQ to preference through a touch screen mixer , and acoustic-field customization as the previous-generation models.
It also features advanced settings for a separate subwoofer, including options for phase control and woofer level, as well as frequency and high-pass filter settings.
Those not satisfied with the system's standard built-in amp's 15w x 4-channel can hook up an external amp to the unit, thanks to three 5V preamp outputs. To play a movie, car occupants will have to remove the navigation DVD ROM: an extra incentive not to drive with the video playing.
Unlike the Jensen VM we tested recently, the AVN does not touch-enable the individual DVD movie menus, requiring users to touch onscreen directional arrows to navigate menus or to invest in an optional remote control.
With a video playing, playback controls such as play, search, and pause are helpfully available at a touch of the screen. The 7-inch screen delivers rich video reproduction, especially in the wide-screen display configuration.
Its navigation system is easy to program and easy to follow, while its intuitive disc-based digital-audio interface is equally easy to use. The system's video playback is not as straightforward, but picture quality on its 7-inch wide-screen display is excellent.
Pricing Unavailable. Get Price. Cabin tech 8. Performance tech 8. Design 8. Photo gallery: Eclipse AVN The Route Preview function is a very helpful navigation aid. Video playback on the system's 7-inch display is clear and crisp, although the DVD programming menus are labor intensive. Get today's most important stories delivered to your inbox. Discuss Eclipse AVN
The Good The Eclipse AVN combines a great navigation system with a user-friendly digital audio interface and crisp video playback. Its broad range of audio and video customization features and its superb navigation interface make a very attractive proposition for those who can live without real-time traffic. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.
Eclipse Navigation/Bluetooth Package
Quick Links. Download this manual See also: Owner's Manual. Be sure to read this installation manual thoroughly prior to installation. If installation methods or. Professional installation is required to install this system. Eclipse recommends you to have the system.