Nav Receiver Review
The Alpine INE-W967HD Audio/Video/ Navigation receiver is loaded with a bunch of cool capabilities that you may not have even dreamed about. Not your typical AV/Nav piece, this unit is built on a space saving single-DIN chassis, but fixed with a full-size seven-inch TFT touchscreen. Couple that with standard HD Radio, built-in Pandora control, plus an amazing array of expansion capabilities, and you have the cornerstone of a brilliantly conceived head unit.
The INE-W967HD is a mechless navigation receiver with unparalleled installation flexibility. Because there is no built-in disc drive, the chassis is small and will fit in any opening that will take a double-DIN faceplate. It allows you to use your portable media player or thumbdrive, but if you still want to play CDs and DVDs there is an optional disc player available (DVE-5300). The navigation system will get you where you're going via full 3D maps and voice guidance with text to speech functionality. This allows the INE-W967HD to speak street names, freeway numbers and exit names as you drive. The unit comes pre-loaded with HERE map data of the U.S. and Canada, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. With seven million POIs included, you'll have no problem finding your favorite gas station or coffee house. Of course full Bluetooth communication and audio streaming are also part of the package, bringing all of the convenience and safety that being hands-free provides. Other convenient features can be accessed via the Alpine Connect app, which allows Yelp and iHeart Radio content to be controlled from the INE-W967HD when used with the free app on an iPhone or Android smartphone. For example, you find a restaurant on Yelp, then have the address sent directly to the INEW967HD so the navigation system can route you there.
Thanks to Alpine's optional KAC-001 External Accessory Controller, you can actually use the faceplate of the Alpine receiver to control aftermarket accessories like a winch, auxiliary lighting, air suspension, or pretty much any other relay-controlled accessory. A graphical icon and name can be assigned to each accessory for quick identification on the screen. A simple press of the touchscreen allows each accessory to be controlled as a pulsed, latched or momentary output, depending on how the accessory is configured. Say goodbye to that two-foot long row of toggle switches mounted under your dash; now you can control it all right from the touchscreen. How's that for a little James Bond action?
If you need to keep tabs on what's going on around your vehicle or trailer, the INE-W967HD