Car DVD player: the differences between 1 DIN and 2 DIN
Looking to buy a car DVD player? Before you spend the big bucks, save time and money: learn the differences between 1 DIN and 2 DIN to choose the right DVD player for your car dash.
What does "DIN" mean?
In car stereos, DIN refers to the size of the head unit of car audio and video devices. DIN stands for Deutches Institue Fur Normung, the body responsible for setting the industry standards used for car head units worldwide.
The differences between 1-DIN and 2-DIN
For standard DVD player, the shape will be cuboid. The single DIN is the standard measurement for a vehicle's audio system. A double DIN unit (available on GearBest) will be twice the height of a single DIN unit.
• The size of 1 DIN DVD player: 178 x 50mm (7 x 2 inches)
• The size of 2 DIN DVD player: 178 x 100mm (7 x 4 inches)
Tips for refitting single DIN vehicles
With 1-DIN vehicles, you can only fit a single DIN DVD player (available on GearBest). You will need to accurately measure the front-panel of your original head unit. Generally speaking, a single DIN unit is cheaper due to having less features, e.g. lack of touch screens, etc.
However, some 1 DIN units now incorporate slide-out screens with extra functionality such as an amplifier or CD changer. For example, the DJ7088 WCE (know more about DJ7088 WCE on GearBest) is a detachable front panel car DVD stereo player with advanced features.
Tips for refitting double DIN vehicles
If your current head unit measures approximately 7 inches in length and 4 inches in height, then it's definitely a double DIN unit, and designed to accept single DIN and double DIN options. However, if you only intend to install a single DIN unit, the right bracket is required along with an audio equalizer (or other components) to fill the extra space.
In terms of market demand, DVD players are easily the most popular 2 DIN head units. With a built-in touch screen, pre-installed applications, on-board navigation system, Bluetooth for smartphone integration, and more, it's easy to see why. With impressive feature sets, both the driver and passengers can enjoy a rich audio-visual experience for every journey.
For even more flexibility, head units are available with the original panel to ensure a complementary and seamless fit. For example, GearBest provides options including the Rungrace RL - 499WGAR02 7.0" ISDB - T In-Dash Car DVD Player for the popular Hyundai Verna.
The only difference is the size (height) of the head unit. While some variation exists in terms of internal hardware, both options provide similar audio quality and features. It's not possible to conclusively state whether for one DIN and two DIN which one is better – however, if space permits, most drivers will tend to choose the double DIN option to take advantage of the extra functionality and ease of use.
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