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Power Acoustik PTID-8310NRB HUGE 8.3" SCREEN!

In-Dash 8.3" TFT-LCD Touchscreen Monitor with DVD/CD/MP3 Player and Bluetooth

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Power Acoustik PTID-8310NRB User Friendly Display

Easy to Use Graphic Interface The Power Acoustik PTID-8310NRB features a unique user interface that is unlike many other car stereos available today. After extensive research, development, and innovation, the final result is a interface that is intuitive and completely user friendly. Large icons and simple controls make sure that the user can easily navigate the menus while still focusing on the road. Those that have iPhones, iPod Touch, or other touchscreen smart phones, will find the interface extremely familiar and easy yo use.

Power Acoustik PTID-8310NRB 8.3

Large 8.3" Touchscreen Monitor Bigger is better. Especially when it comes to screen size. The PTID-8310NRB features a 8.3" flip out display. That 8.3" screen is the biggest in it's class and allows a lot of viewing room for the user. Perfect for watching DVDs and other video files, this huge screen makes it easier for the entire car to actively watch the movie. Whether it is day or night, the 400 NIT brightness rating will make sure that you can see the display easily and without trouble. The best part about a display is that it still fits conveniently in a standard single din dash opening.

Power Acoustik PTID-8310NRB Video

Watch the Product Demo for a Closer Look Learn more about this unit by watching the product demo. While this video is made specifically for the full featured Power Acoustik PTID-8310NRB, many of the features apply to all the car stereos in this series. The video talks about the unique, 3 motor opening mechanism that allows the 8.3" display to be safely housed inside the single DIN chassis. It also shows the user friendly interface and many of the features that are built-in to some of the units. For a complete list of the feature included in this unit, please read the full product description below.


 
 

General Features:

  • In-dash AM/FM, DVD, CD, MP3 player with Remote
  • Navigation Ready: NAVIBOX-1 required and sold separately
  • Motorized, flip-out face
  • 8.3" TFT-LCD Full color display
  • Resolution: 800 x 480
  • 400 NIT Brightness
  • Wireless remote control included
  • Blue button lighting
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of DVD, DVD-R/RW, VCD, DivX, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 and MP4
  • Tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • NTSC/PAL Auto selection
  • USA/European frequencies
  • Audio staging controls
  • Custom and preset EQ Settings

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • iPod Ready: iPod Playback and Controls through direct connection via IC-2 Cable, sold separately
  • Front-panel A/V auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Front-panel USB input: Allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Front SD Card slot
  • Navigation Ready: NAVIBOX-1 required and sold separately
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-Xv1 required and sold separately

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Bluetooth version 2.0 +EDR certified
  • Bluetooth profiles supported:
    • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a built-in microphone for clear, distortion-free talking
Equivalent to: Farenheit TID-831NRB

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Single DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

None
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
Yes
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Yes
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

50 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
17 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
4 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
Preset EQ Curves
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

TFT-LCD Monitor
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Full Color
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Blue
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

No

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
18
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
12
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
No
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
DVD
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DivX
MPEG-4
VCD (MPEG-1)

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Front
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

Front 3.5mm A/V Input

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Yes
Monitor Angle Adjustment

Backward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt backwards so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, this type of pivot means that the bottom of the screen stays stationary while the top of the screen retracts. On Double DIN units this means that the bottom of the screen slides forward while the top of the screen moves down, resulting in a backwards angle tilt.

Forward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt forward so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, a forward pivot keeps the bottom of the screen stationary while the top of the screen moves forward. On select Double DIN units, a forward tilt is sometimes referred to as a reverse tilt. The bottom of the screen remains in the same position while the top of the screen moves forward.

Left/Right Angle (Horizontal):
Some monitors allow the display to be rotated to the left or right in order to have the best viewing angle possible.

Slide In/Out:
A feature mainly found in select Kenwood units. It allows the entire screen to slide in and out. This is different from a forward/backward tilt in that the entire screen moves forward or backwards as opposed to just the top or bottom.

Backward
Forward

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

No
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
No
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
No
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Yes (Built-in/Included Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and Microphone Included)
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Universal (Accessory required and sold separately)
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
No
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
No
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
SD Card

Smartphone Integration

iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory Cable Below)

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
23%
4 Star
27%
3 Star
32%
2 Star
5%
1 Star
14%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.1
Value
3.7
Features
3.4
Design
4.1
Usability
3.9

Ryan

Carrollton, TX

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Though I couldn't install it myself. . .

July 2, 2010

After having B*** B** install this for me (200 + $20 wiring harness + $20 in taxes) I have briefly tried all the aspects of the unit. USB adapter instantly connects to the system and the system pulls the data out of various folders you copy to it. This works the same as an SD card (supposedly though I've yet to try one.) Some unusual (pirated Asian imported Akira Kurosawa movie collection discs) worked were on some occasions they will fail for certain DVD players. The parking brake only has to be slightly engaged for the dvd player to work and doesn't seem (?) to affect driving performance. Some might argue this is dangerous though it shouldn't really be (assuming you set the parking brake in position while not in drive). The Navigation box (NAV-1) I didn not want to use as I prefer to use a Garmin 855 (which can also plug it's headphone/auxilary plug into the A/V plug of the stereo.) If you wanted you could plug the SD card directly into the garmin and play music while having it direct you.) I'm just doubtful of what it could do. The TV tuner I could care less about so I didn't try it either. I'll only be making changes to some of my speakers. LCD quality: Appears to be the best on the market (at least it certainly is for single DIN in-console dvd players. Sound quality made a huge improvement for my speakers though I noticed the tell-tale signs of them being previously blown grow even more apparent. The speakers need to take advantage of the amplifiers power. Digital processing is evident. Bluetooth was very easy to connect to a RAZR phone. When receiving a call (which happened only minutes after setting it up; very unusual for me as I never use the phone) it instantly picked up and made very decent interaction with no delay. I didn't experience the odd sound anomoly present from when receiving phone calls whenever blue tooth is being used to call me on my phone (and myself not using bluetooth) even if that bluetooth connection happens to be in a relatively new Jaguar. The fairly present LCD screen is able to adjust forward and backwards, even able to slide closer towards the dash. Since a mount is included for dashes that stick out, the whole unit sticks out pretty far, and even then using the reverse movement gets too close and prevents it from completing the movement. The tilt feature works irregardless of how far it's slanted. I've only found this available online though have found Power Acoustik's more noticeable products (the seat installed LCD DVD players) available in stores. Installation for the amp was placed under the dash. If I wanted a sub I would have a low profile one plugged under the passenger seat, though the bass should be good irregardless (given you have a bass boost option which makes up for external stand-alone bass.) Again, speakers should make a difference and those alone should be able to hold up to the performance. For $330, the only thing I've seen come even remotely close would have to be a $1000 fixed 2 DIN dash installation that isn't even close to the size or resolution of this model. I've spent over $600 for everything (well, actually more if you include that I damaged the O/D wires to the floor mounted shifter and for some reason am required to mainly press the pin that engages the shift assembly). This should make note of my not trying to sound reputable. The real test is whether the unit motor holds up and whether the electrical system doesn't blow. That and the dash it's install into is a freestanding dash that has weakened plastic. This was installed into a Mercury Mystique 1998 (mostly the same as a Ford Contour.)

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audiopipe guy

laoka harbor

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i love it

November 15, 2011

The product is amazing it makes the music sound so clear it has one of the best touch screen displays i have ever used. It is great how you can tune the bass from the speakers and subs with different EQ's and it doesnt let you music get distorted. Install was a breeze its just connecting wires together making it really easy.

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leonard j

brooklyn, NY

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very good product to a point

May 29, 2012

love the ptid-831nrb. But have a few glich. 1 the cd machine is not made well. I will malfunction at times.

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Mack

Atwater, Ohio

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Its really cool, and really crappy

May 6, 2012

The product is really cool, but the quality of it is crap. The main issue I'm having with it is that the sound will pulse on and off and then only go to the rear speaker until you manually restart the unit, but then you loose all your presets. Another issue I've been having is that the start up is very slow, and the SD reader will not play mp4 files properly. When the mp4 is playing, its a choppy video with an 8-bit type sound. In short i would not recommend this product, spend the extra money and buy a unit that is more reliable.

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Chad

Stockbridge, MI

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Great product

April 25, 2012

This is a great product especially for the price and easy to use.

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Konner

ALexandria, MN

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8.3 inch

April 15, 2012

Reliable, easy to use, hard to wire for an amateur, couple downflaws but overall good unit.

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JWS

Springtown,Tx

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The best by far!

April 5, 2012

This is one of the best purchases that I have ever made. The screen is very easy to use and has a very clear picture. I use it to play audio books and to watch movies in my Peterbilt. I would buy it again any day.

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Rick

Fruita, CO

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Great Product

March 29, 2012

This is a great deck for the price. Only thing is it sticks out a little due to the 8.3 flipout, but hardly noticeable.

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brian

plantation, FL

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good for the cost

March 7, 2012

I purchased unit and found it to perform well as a simple easy to use head unit. Doesn't give you many options with menu and looses FM signal often. DVD is nice and Bluetooth works fine just have to re sync everytime you leave car. If you are on a budget I would recommend this unit.

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Kim

Stratford, CT

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good value for cheap price

January 28, 2012

Overall works well. Easy hook up for rear view camera. Touch screen is nice. Not sure if turn on/off thump is radio's fault, i have a mono and 4 channel amp connected. You get what you pay for, it's not an Alpine.

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DJ

sewickley, PA

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Overall not bad for the money

December 30, 2011

My biggest complaint is it feels slow to reactions and loading things such as cds or usb devices. It could use a better screen. But it doesn't feel cheap and seems to have been reliable so far. It also is something a lot of people have never seen with the 2 motion screen opening.

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Alexander

Talado, Texas

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Great Value

November 7, 2011

Great product, this thing looks very great, and is very cool when the screen comes out.

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Radio head

neptune,nj

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Radio static

October 16, 2011

I jus had to add to the reviews of this unit. I recieved tis unit as a father's day gift. I was so excited to have a large screen that fits and looks good in the dash. I had it professionally installed. When I turn it on, it had static. As i drove around; I could not get a clear signal from the radio. I took it back to the installers and had them check it out. Could not find anything wrong. But suggested I have a bad unit. Sent that one back. And recieved a new one. SAME STATIC. I live 60 mi from New York. Could not get clear signal. POOR reception. Fades in and out. No high or lows frequncecy to hear clearly. My wife gave this to me as a gift. And now she feels bad, we can't fully enjot it. Spent an extra few dollars trying to get it right. I should have stay with the JVC, Kenwood, Sony or ALPINE. The unit design is nice. But has POOR qualities. I would strongly tell someone not to purchase this unit. I have to wait a year to save for the unit I want. I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED in this unit.

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Quality Tuner

Trinidad and Tobago

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Power acoustic 8310nrb

September 1, 2011

This unit works ok but after using it for a month when put on it gets a static an have to chance source to stop at times, then audio does not play unless u have to go in audio and adjust fader to hear this is not good. But it plays everything else ok.

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kyle

bmt tx

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cvxs on this power acoustik.

July 24, 2011

This is a nice unit as long as you dont have subs. i had two kicker CVX's on it and it would slur the bass notes and couldnt power my highs enough to hear them over the subs. but other than that the picture is super clear and reaction time is great.

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Cooper DMselector

Bahrain

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Works like charm

April 26, 2011

I loved this screen, I mean, the large size, the super look, and it work like charm!! The price is acceptable, and it comes with all the necessary extras ya need like harnesses and wiring things. The guys at Sonic Electronix were so helpful and gave me full details in how to place an order and ship it. It took few weeks to come, cuz am lil far away. What I didn't like is the limitation of the product, The settings r very limited, and the skins r not much in a good shape. The ability to play videos is bad too, it support only videos with specific codecs, and not playing the rest or ruining the quality of it. The navigation within the system is pretty difficult, and slow. even while using the remote. So generally, I wud say it has to do better than that. and I hope Power Acoustic can learn, but hey I didn't say dun buy it, its still something good, but lets say, not for geeky guy like me :P

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RedGeminiPA

Tyrone, PA

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Very good for the price, but not perfect.

March 28, 2011

This is my second stereo made by Power Acoustik. You really can't get more bang for your buck with other brands. This is a pretty good unit. Just be aware that it's big and bulky, even to look at. Make sure you have enough space INSIDE your dash to fit the tons of wires that this has. I had a clip break off one of the harnesses because it was so tight inside the dash. Mine has an issue connecting Bluetooth audio to my iPhone. I called Power Acoustik, and they blamed the iPhone. I briefly used a Bluetooth stereo made by Dual, and had absolutely no issues like this. It connected perfectly every time. Overall, I give this a 7 out of 10. Fix the weak clips for the harnesses & Bluetooth issues, and I might give this a 9 out of 10. I'm not 100% sure I'll buy a 3rd Power Acoustik.

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Dako

maryland

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Power acoustic 8310nrb

March 24, 2011

The DVD drive I have found has trouble reading discs. The iPod function is slow and sluggish. This unit would've awesome if it had a satellite radio option. Tv function will work fine , but you must purchase a better antenna. I owns JL Audio 500/5 amp and the unit I feel does not give quality sound staging. It would help if the unit had a 7 band graphic equalizer. This unit I feel does a average job of shaping the sound spectrum. I have used the gs function so I cannot speak to that. I consider myself a serious car audiophile and I think that this unit lacks sound staging. In my dodge Dakota I am running Polk components in all four doors with an old school JL Audio 10W6 that puts out extremely accurate bass. With my old unit which was a Sony XAV7W it mastered all aspects of sound staging. That is why I am in the process of going back to that unit. The XAV gets a 10 in the sound staging area. If you are considering tha 8310NRB your homework. Remember that size does not equate to quality. There are alot of units with 7" screens that give you alot more. The staff at Sonic will always give it to you straight. Make sure your ears are clean when they are putting it down. They are telling you straight so listen carefully. Oh yeah, the Bluetooth feature on the 8310 is good , but I will not say great. Serious audio listening I feel is always better when connected visa wired connection. With Bluetooth you will always loose sound quality versus a wired connection. My feeling is that this unit is not quality controlled by the manufactuer. Power acoustik could do a better job of checking their product before shipping it. If you are going to buy this unit invest in a equalizer or your sound staging will be lacking. One out of ten , this unit gets a six in my opinion. If I had it alto do again I would have kept my XAV7W! I had a 10 disc DVD changer and a 10 disc mp3 changer. With two remotes I had access to the previous two ad a iPod and Xm radio. When I reinstall I will add a tv tuner and that's it. Bigger in this case is not better!

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Dako

Marylland

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Good Value, but has a couple issues...

December 23, 2010

Well let's see where to start. The first one I owned the screen went bad and could not be reset. The second one I owned the red tag that is on top of the unit to unlock the DVD player broke off and fell into the unit. luckily after several in and outs of a DVD it somehow came out. I strongly believe that this product would be better served if it were checked thoroughly before it is shipped. Protocol is lacking with this product. Mind you that the unit has to stick out about an inch in order for the screen to deploy. No way around that one. If you are using an IPOD don't forget to shut it down or the battery will be drained and keep in mind the unit looses the last song placement. . You will have to wait for a working charge in order to use it. Also if you buy the TV accessory make sure you buy a different antenna, because the reception is very poor on the one they give you. If you are planning to do your own install make sure you are very careful with the harness connections. They have clips that are suppose seat to the unit firmly and you would be well advised to be very careful when making a connection. It is easy to be lured in by the bigger screen, but if you want real quality you should take a look at what the 7" screens are offering on this site by the bigger name sellers. If you are serious audiophile take a close read at the specs and you will find that the smaller screens offer more. The only thing this screen has is an HD quality picture. Oh , I forgot to mention that I have a Disc that refuses to come out of the second unit I have owned. The 8.3 screen is nice , but I am willing to sacrifice size to get higher quality in a 7" screen. ! I must add that the reps at Sonic will give you their honest opinion and I salute them for that. Just wish I would have listened, but I wanted the bigger screen! Do I honestly recommend this unit? NO! You will have to decide for yourself. Before you make this purchase do some serious research and don't be in a hurry. Dako!

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markos

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very nice screen

December 21, 2010

I love this headunit, the screen is huge bigger than anyone else's. Bluetooth is great i use it to play music from my phone everyday, price is really good for this device only con is sticks out like 2 inches and none of the dash ring/surround pieces fit on so looks kind of bulky

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PTID-8310NRB

UPC

709483034983

Weight

9.00lbs

Internal SKU

ptid8310nrb

Internal Product ID

24400

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Power Acoustik PTID-8310NRB HUGE 8.3" SCREEN!