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Kenwood Kiv-700 AM/FM/iPod(R)/iPhone(R) Receiver

by Kenwood
8 customer reviews

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  • Bluetooth-ready
  • Microsoft Zune Playback
  • Video Output for Backseat Monitor
  • 3" Full Color LCD Display
  • USB Video and Audio Playback
  • Am/Fm/iPod(R)/iPhone(R) Receiver
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  • Brand Name: Kenwood
  • Model Number: KIV-700

Product Description

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The Kenwood Kiv-700 AM/FM/iPod(R)/iPhone(R) Receiver features 3" Full Color LCD Display, iPod/iPhone Video and Audio Playback,USB Video and Audio Playback (MPEG/WMV/H.264),Ripping from USB to Internal Memory (512MB),Video Output for Backseat Monitor, Microsoft Zune Playback (Audio Only) and Bluetooth-ready.

Product Information

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Technical Details
Item Weight3.7 pounds
Product Dimensions12.6 x 10 x 4.8 inches
Item model numberKIV-700
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #237,504 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.8 pounds
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Date First AvailableMay 7, 2010
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Chris on November 7, 2011
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This head unit seems to be getting a lot of negative reviews on here, so I figured I'd post my experience with it. I'm using it with my iPod nano 6G. I've had it installed about 6 months now. I'm fairly familiar with car audio, although this is my first Kenwood product (I'm an Alpine devotee, but I really don't like the direction they're heading, so I figured it was time for a change). Haven't tried the video playback yet, so I can't comment on that, but I think the screen is too small for practical video use anyway.

First, the bad:
1. It occasionally will not start up when I start the car. To get it to work, I actually have to shut off the car and restart it - you can't just press the unit's power button to turn it on manually. This happens maybe once a month, and the car is my daily driver, so maybe once every 50-100 starts. Updating the firmware might fix this, but it hasn't been enough of an issue for me to bother with it yet.

2. The glare on the screen can be pretty bad. I need to see if there is an anti-reflective coating or wrap I can apply to it. Also, I plan to tint my windows in the near future, which will probably help a lot too.

3. The image on the screen will disappear if you're wearing polarized sunglasses and looking at it at the right angle. Then again, I'd bet the majority of head units do this.

4. Basic controls are straightforward, but I'm still not totally comfortable with searching for songs. Admittedly, I don't do it too often. Seems like searching could be a bit more intuitive, but this is really nitpicking now.

Really, those are the only problems I have with it, and they're all pretty minor to me. Now, on to the good:

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Justin on November 6, 2011
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I bought this unit mainly for the Zune support. That level of connectivity with the Zune does not exist elsewhere, outside of Ford's SYNC. It sounded nearly too good to be true. As it turns out, that is indeed the case. On paper, it sounds like the ultimate solution for Zune users wanting car integration. In practice, it leaves a lot to be desired.

I could spend a long time discussing what is wrong with the Zune integration but that might not be the most productive use of review space. It must be mentioned that the initial read times are outrageous. It will take at least 5 to 10 minutes before you can start listening to music. There was one point where I was actually waiting just shy of 20 minutes for the music to start. This is absolutely unacceptable and quickly renders the alleged Zune function useless.

I keep a lot of music on my Zune HD 32GB so that may contributed to the slow reading time. If you happen to have a smaller library of music, you may be in luck. However, the problems with the Zune integration do not stop at the reading process. What you are met with when your Zune is fully recognized is a list of artist folders. Within those folders are folders for albums. Finally, you have the track names. Since the KIV-700 only acknowledges 500 folders per directory, you will only be able to see 500 artists. Of the 1300 artists on my Zune, I am limited to the top 500, in alphabetical order. Furthermore, only folders will be shuffled. This means that you can only shuffle the songs on any given album from any given artist. I have not seen a way to shuffle all tracks on the player, effectively making this more of a pain to deal with than simply using the AUX input and controlling the music directly from the player.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By powerslyder on February 9, 2011
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I've owned this unit for a month and had its firmware updated to the latest.

This unit packs a lot of great features, but they're poorly executed/implemented. Curved screen catches a lot of glare from the vehicle glass, and bits of dust and small particles can somehow get behind the screen. Large album cover art is chopped off slightly along the right edge. Unit has trouble with some MP3 tags. Video files are poorly decoded during playback resulting in artifacts, jerkiness, freezing and loss of sync with audio. The USB connection occassionally goes in and out, even when active.

The big knob should have been designed to function as a joystick to make operation more intuitive, but all you can do is rotate and click it. The remote buttons don't work the same way as the buttons on the unit. For example, holding Fast-Forward on the unit advances through a file quickly. Holding the same button on the remote simply jumps you to the next file. There should be dedicated preset buttons for quick selection instead of mandatory menu navigation.

The worst thing is the unit fails to boot up properly about 5% of the time. It either sits there locked-up with a gray glow from the blank screen, or the radio plays but no controls will respond (including the remote). When this happens, you are forced to shut off your car (not advisable on the highway) or to reset the system (losing all your settings and presets).

It seems like the control software was written sloppily and makes the system unreliable. I'm debating waiting for another firmware update or returning the unit immediately. I really like the large color display and the myriad customization options, but if the unit refuses to operate properly when turned on, then what's the point?
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