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I have been looking around to see if there was a tv tuner that i can hook up or if i can even hook up a tv tuner to my head unit its a XDVD8181 Head unit by DUAL. How would i go about doing it

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Just hook up a vhs or dvd player from home that has tv outputs, but you would need a power inverter for the power supply of the vhs, then put the vhs audio and videos outputs to the dual's input: the auxiliars. make sure the vhs has channel changing.

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My dual xdvd8181 head unit will not power on. i bought it used and tried the old power wires to positive side of battery and ground to negative side and nothing happens. the in line fuse on the power

When you disconnect your battery and then reconnect it again, it disables the radio. This is an anti-theft protection for your car radio.
The enable your radio the activation code is in your vehicle owner's manual. If you do not have this code you need to go to your vehicle manufacturer's service centre and get them to enter this code for you.

Jan 07, 2013 | Dual XDVD8181 Car Video Player

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Is it possiable to hook a ipod,iphone to the DUAL XDVD 700. AND LOOK AT VIDEOS. and can you get local tv on this unit.

You can hook an ipod touch/iphone up to this provided you have an ipod video out cable and your ipod supports video out. This will allow you to connect the RCA out from ipod/iphone to RCA video in on your receiver. You will not, however, be able to browse your iOS or ipod system through your receiver. This method will only output the video to the screen of the receiver.
As for local TV, it's all a matter of where you live and if this receiver has a built in tuner. If it does, it may only have an analogue tuner which will give you 1-125 channels of fuzz since everything has gone digital now. You may get a couple of channels, but barely visible.

May 12, 2011 | Dual Electronics XDVD710 Car DVD Player

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Extra Space Filler? PS2 hook up?

try any audio shop . its called an install kit. and as long as your unit has a/v input you can wire the ps2 right to it

Feb 08, 2010 | Dual XDVD8181 Car Video Player

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I have a dual xdvd710 would like to hook up xm radio to it what are the step to take

go to dual's web site and check under accesorys or get a fm tuner version wich will allow you to play xm/ sirus threw the fm :)

Sep 25, 2009 | Dual XDVD8181 Car Video Player

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OK so be said the player will not load the in the world is he going 2 clean the lens if the player won't load anything? I'm just sayin...

Feb 03, 2009 | Dual XDVD8181 Car Video Player

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Dual xdvd 8180


Appreciate the direct "Ask Me".

Offhand (without actually seeing the symptom/display) and initially, I would suspect that the unit is video muting. You could try checking the antenna input.

A notable point is, to my knowledge, the TV tuner on this particular model is not built-in. It is an external/add-on device, might you have to check up on this; is it present, is it connected correctly, does it receive power, does it get control signals from the DUAL XDVD-8180.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

Oct 29, 2008 | Dual XDVD8181 Car Video Player

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Tv tuner

There are after market for mobile digital tv turner on sale on Ebay. You have to hook it up to the rear audio/video rca input on the brain. Goodlluck.

Oct 16, 2008 | Pioneer AVIC-N1 Car DVD Player

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Dual xdvd710

If you can find a separate tv tuner with remote the run it through the unit rear input. But stand alone tuner is rare if it even exist. Search Ebay to see if you can find one. There is another way by hook up a small portable tv with video/audio output and use an adapter from RadioShack to send the signal to rear input of the unit, but picture and sound quality is only as good as the reception of the tv. Goodluck.

Feb 10, 2008 | Dual XDVD8181 Car Video Player

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Tuner wont save settings

Hi Matt1983,

You must have Battery + power on both the Yellow wire at all times. To get the Radio to operate, you need power on the red and yellow wire. Battery neg(-) is also imprtant, Besure your Black wire is definitly connected to the frame of the care and you can read voltage from the supply power to the black wire. Sometimes you have to remove paint from the area you connect the Black wire.

Nov 22, 2007 | Dual XDVD8181 Car Video Player

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Wont load or eject

I have the same problem! tuner works just fine. I cant access the dvd mode. i can only access tuner, video input, and rear cam. Ive tried different cds and dvds and it did not help. Also it seems like the ejection mechenism is running continuesly.

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