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osgood 03-03-2013 09:23 AM

DVD Quality
Anyone using the Magnadyne M4 in dash system have an issue with poor DVD quality?

Has anyone taken any steps to correct this?

It seems to me that we have gone back to the old days of VCR connections. Coax to the TV and tune the unit to channel 3... Really!... At least a composite connection would be acceptable.

I always buy my movies as Blu-Ray and get the DVD option for a couple dollars more and leave my BR disks at the home library and take my DVD copy to the camper.

Thanks for any imput.

BigJohnD 03-03-2013 01:35 PM

Never had any bad luck with ours. Seems to play fine. Not top of the line by any means, but works. I had read on here somewhere where supposively that while just watching tv (antenna), the sound should play through the surround sound on one of the aux in selections. Mine doesn't no matter which selection. Everything else will play through the surround though. Not a huge tv watcher anyway so it's not on the upgrade list. I'm sure you could always upgrade it. Plenty of units will fit in the double din opening and do the same thing.

CoachPJG 03-03-2013 03:19 PM

I have a brand new 2013. The DVD is horrible. I get a snow all over the screen. I put a blu-ray playing my cabinet, and will watch that on rain days. I just wish I could figure out how to hook into the speaker system.

bclemens 03-03-2013 06:26 PM

It's the switch box. To get the ability to watch different things on different TV's that swtich box gets put in. Direct connection is always better.

Depending on what model you have, I would just unhook the A/V cables that go into the switch box and wire those directly into the back of the TV. Then get a stand a lone DVD player for the bedroom if you have a TV there. We've talked about that at the shop to eliminate the bad picture quality.

4Gcampers 03-03-2013 08:26 PM

In a unit that has two TV's, such as a 32" side tv over the cab, and a bedroom TV, will there be a "switch box" you refer too? Where might it be? And can you watch DVDs going down the road on a side TV when the disc is playing through the DVD player?

4Gcampers 03-03-2013 08:27 PM

Clarification: using the magnadyne as the DVD player

bclemens 03-03-2013 08:31 PM

If it has a switch box (not all do) it's in a cabinet or below the counter in the 3010.

Yes you can watch DVD's through the magnadyne while driving. It does not output the picture to the touchscreen but it will to the side TV.

4Gcampers 03-03-2013 10:18 PM

Thanks for the info!

DXSMac 05-18-2013 12:57 PM

Hey everyone. I found the solution to the problem of "grainy" pictures on the in-dash DVD player. It pertains to the surround sound. If you have surround sound (extra speakers in your RV ceiling like I do), then this will work.

You have to MUTE the TV, and use only the sound from the in dash player. When I did that I got a VERY CLEAR picture on the front TV. I have a second TV (bedroom) also wired to this. This solution didn't work on the back TV, but it improved on the front TV a lot! I have the big TV entertainment center.

You can't have the TV sound competing with the surround sound.

Give it a try!

Geri 05-18-2013 03:47 PM

dvd quality
We have a bedroom TV, but not connected to display the dash DVD programming. It does repeat the picture on the forward TV without any degradation that I can detect. It comes in on the 'aux' input, not on 'channel 3'.

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