Manufacturer's Description (November 12, 2008)
The BV7970 is a full featured in-dash AM/FM/DVD player with a built-in 3.6 inch screen. MP3 compatible, this unit connects to your iPod using the IPC60 (sold separately) interface cable. Plug it into the data port of your iPod and you can listen to your library through your car stereo system. Using a video iPod you can play your movies and music videos on the BV7970's screen. Other features include the Sound Engine audio processor and wireless remote control. This BOSS multimedia receiver has 360 watts (80 watts X four channels) of output power to create a theatre-like experience in your vehicle.
The BV7970 is a full featured in-dash AM/FM/DVD player with a built-in 3.6 inch screen. Click to enlarge.
Use the full-featured remote to control it all. Click to enlarge.
Using the optional IPC60 integration cable, you can connect your iPod using the data port and play your stored music through your BOSS head unit. Click to enlarge.
Use the SD/MMC memory card slot to enjoy various audio/video files. Click to enlarge.
The BV7970's motorized, slide-down detachable panel is where you'll find the 3.6" widescreen TFT monitor. Enjoy an 1152 x 234 resolution on this brilliant screen as you watch video or navigate through settings. For those who hit a bumper now and then while parking, you can use the backup camera input with any number of backup cams to get a little extra control.
Intuitive illuminated controls make using the unit a snap, and a 3.5 mm jack on the front panel gives you A/V input for use with external audio and video devices, from MP3 players to video game systems.
From DVD to DivX, the BV7970 has you covered. Slide down the control panel to reveal the disc slot. You can enjoy media on DVDs, VCDs, HDCDs, DVD+R/RWs, DVD-R/RWs, CDs, and CD-R/RWs.
If you've digitized your media collection, you'll find support for MP3 and WMA audio files, along with video support for JPG images and even DivX, Xvid, and MP4 video files. Burn them to disc or use the SD/MMC memory card slot located beneath the DVD slot. NTSC/PAL compatible.
Using the optional IPC60 integration cable, you can connect your iPod using the data port and play your stored music through your BOSS head unit. The artist and song information on your iPod will appear in the head unit display. When using a video iPod with a BV7970 you can even watch videos on the head unit monitor.
The BV7970 features a PLL-synthesized AM/FM tuner with 30 station presets. Switchable USA/Europe/Asia radio frequencies allow effective use in different countries, and the RDS (Radio Data System) feature for displaying station, song or show info.
With 80W through four channels, the BV7970 boasts plenty of power right out of the box. But it also features dual (front and rear) RCA outputs and a Subwoofer output, along with an internal amplifier on/off control to avoid noise while using external amplifiers.
Dual Zone Operation
The BV7970 is equipped with a "Dual A/V Zone" feature. This allows the user to select different outputs for different sources simultaneously. For example, users can listen to music in the front speakers from the tuner or iPod while sending DVD audio to the back speakers. Ditto on video--if you have multiple TFT screens installed (via the BV7970's AV output) you can have two separate video sources. Video games in front, DVD in back, etc.
Dial in Your Sound
Choose from preset EQ response curves, use separate bass and treble or balance and fader controls, change the Subwoofer low pass filter control and more to get the sound you like. The BV7970 even features a stereo/mono switch and a mute function.
What's in the Box
Boss Audio BV7970, A/V Cable, remote control, installation hardware, owner's manual, warranty card