Originally Posted by bclemens
It's an aftermarket radio....any radio could be a direct replacement. It's a double DIN unit. This just happens to be the ONLY dash radio we could find at the time that was 5.1 compliant. We tried using separate DVD players and none of them seemed to be mobile rated...so all the bouncing around created problems.
I guess I would need you to elaborate on "Sub standard".
Redhawk: radio only, no dvd or even CD, no GPS, no 5.1 surround, no bluetooth
Thor: CD only, no dvd, no gps, no 5.1 surround, no iPod connector
Winnie: CD only, no dvd, no gps, no 5.1 surround
Coachmen: Jensen radio & cd player. No dvd, no gps, no 5.1, no iPod dock
So I think it is beyond what other Class C's offer as standard. Is it "sub standard" to my Yamaha home theater receiver, PS3 Bluray player and tom tom navigation system? Probably.
You can easily add a Bluray player. All of our TV's have HDMI inputs.
Bravo Brian! I recently bought or Forester and compared many of the "standards" between FR and others. I found myself often wondering why the competition didn't have this or that after touring both Sunseekers and Foresters. I think your units try to have the latest technology and you all do the best you can with what is out there for the RV/12 volt industry.
I can go on and on with praises about amenities of the FR line compared to others makes. It may not always be perfect and simple but I give an "A" for effort.
While on the topic of the Jensen television available connectors; it's worth mentioning the VGA input too. Many off us bring laptops on trips and those can double as media players or use the TV as a super-size monitor.
I have laptop with HDMI output and a USB Blu-Ray to plug in if I really wanted hi-def experience.
For maps I use either my Garmin or my phone but I have used the Magnadyne GPS while the family enjoyed a DVD on the same. All worked well.
For those wanting something above the standard Magnadyne; Clarion, Pioneer, Pyle and others all make double din HD DVD players and some have GPS and sirius but as Brian mentioned, they are lacking on the 5.1. They also are up there in co$t.