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Boss BV8966B


$430.00 Released January, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Crisp, clear display with a decent resolution (1440 x 234) handles video playback well. Motorized display can be placed at just the right angle for optimal viewing. Remembers your screen positioning and DVD position even after the car is turned off.

The Cons:Menu interface sports features that aren't included on this model. Radio performance is lacking--takes a while to pick up FM/AM signals.

The BV8966B is an in-dash DVD, CD, and MP3 receiver from Boss Audio.  The receiver offers playback of WMA, MP4, MP3, DVD, SVCD, VCD, CDR, CDRW, and SDVD formats and is also NTSC/PAL compatible.

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  It has built-in USB and SD card slots as well as an AUX input on the front panel, allowing direct playback from an MP3 player.  The receiver also has an integrated AM/FM tuner with 30 station presets and is an upgrade to the BV8962 since it includes Bluetooth connectivity, allowing the user to make hands-free calls from a Bluetooth-enabled phone.  Like the BV8962, the BV8966B is designed with a large 7" touchscreen monitor that is motorized, sliding out of a single DIN mount.  The monitor has a resolution of 1440 x 234 pixels and 600 nits brightness and the front panel is fully detachable for security.  The receiver also has a rear view camera input and dual RCA outputs for adding an external amplifier.  The BV8966B provides a total output power of 80 watts through four channels and comes with a wireless remote control.

Features/Specs

  • 7" Widescreen Touchscreen TFT Monitor
  • Resolution: 1440 x 234 pixels
  • Brightness: 600 NITS
  • NTSC/PAL compatible
  • Motorized, Slide-Down detachable front panel
  • Bluetooth-Enabled
  • Playback: WMA, MP4, MP3, DVD, SVCD, VCD, CDR, CDRW & SDVD
  • Output power: 80w x 4 channels
  • PLL synthesized AM/FM tuner
  • 30 station presets
  • Switchable USA/Europe radio frequencies
  • Front panel AUX input
  • USB & SD Memory Card Slot
  • Compatible with iPod and other MP3 players
  • Separate bass and treble
  • Balance and fader controls
  • Dual (front and rear) RCA outputs
  • Rear view camera input
  • Single DIN mounting
  • Wireless remote control
  • 1 year limited warranty

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Pros
  • 2

    Crisp, clear display with a decent resolution (1440 x 234) handles video playback well.

  • 1

    Motorized display can be placed at just the right angle for optimal viewing.

  • 1

    Remembers your screen positioning and DVD position even after the car is turned off.

  • 1

    Great Bluetooth connectivity--establishes sync with devices very quickly.

  • 1

    Capable of handling high-end speaker configurations.

Cons
  • 2

    Menu interface sports features that aren't included on this model.

  • 1

    Radio performance is lacking--takes a while to pick up FM/AM signals.

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ruben
ruben: #boss_bv8966b Same problem, it asks for the password but I don't know and I tried looking in the manual but I can't find it :\ or I didn't look right but I need the password. Any suggestions? Jun 19, 12
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Anonymous: #boss_bv8966b some one please, need to reset the password on my stereo does not allow me to use full functions. i didn't even know how i set it up before! and dont know the password Oct 14, 11
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  • Amanie

    Amanie: I'm not sure, but I found their support site: http://bossaudio.com/support/index.php

    You can search for your problem through the knowledgebase or maybe download the manual if you don't have it. Oct 17, 11

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous: the password is 88888 its in the manual Jan 29, 12

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