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The XDVDN8290 is a higher-end in-dash navigation system from car electronics manufacturer Dual.

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The unit looks great installed in-dash.

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DVD playback is exceptionally smooth and consistent.

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Feature-packed for the price--many features, such as navigation, often require an additional component with competing head units.

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Integrated microphone sounds great on the other end of the line.

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.

Touchscreen might not register your finger from time to time.

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iPod navigation is somewhat limited--doesn't sort songs by album, instead grouping all songs by artist only.

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No support for SDHC.

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The XDVDN8290 is a higher-end in-dash navigation system from car electronics manufacturer Dual. With a motorized 6.5-inch LCD display, it utilizes 2D/3D maps preloaded on an SD card and a touch-screen interface to provide turn-by-turn, voice directions. Maps are viewable in 3D and split-screen. The XDVDN8290 is also a 300W A/V receiver, playing CDs and DVDs, as well as music stored on an iPod via iPlug. Most iPod commands become accessible through the touch screen. An AM/FM tuner is also included, with 48 presets. Built-in Bluetooth enables communication with Bluetooth-enabled phones, as calls can be answered and placed through the touch screen, or hands-free with a built-in microphone. Although the XDVDN8290 is a step up from the 8190 in peak power, it has a slightly smaller screen, and is otherwise nearly identical.


  • 6.5" LCD touch display (16:9)
  • GPS navigation
  • North American maps preloaded on SD card
  • Points of Interest database
  • Turn-by-turn voice directions
  • 2D/3D/split-screen maps
  • 300W peak power (75 W per channel)
  • CD, CD-R/-RW, DVD, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW playback
  • MP3/WMA playback
  • iPlug for MP3 player connectivity
  • SD card reader
  • AM/FM tuner with 48 presets
  • Bluetooth v1.2 (Handsfree Profile)
  • Built-in microphone
  • On-screen caller ID

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