By Chelsey P. – Sonic Electronix Writer

The Kenwood DNX5140 is a 6.1” Double DIN DVD and navigation receiver that will bring movies and music to life. The unit features a non-glare screen featuring interactive graphics making menu navigation a breeze. Not only can you use the touchscreen to navigate, there are buttons on the side to provide easy access to the system’s menu as well. This Kenwood unit allows you to adjust the button color to blue, purple, yellow, green, amber and many more. Along with changing the illumination color, you can download still images via a USB drive. Now your head unit can match any style, whatever that may be!

The DNX5140 has built-in Garmin navigation with NAVTEQ mapping software. It features maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico with over 6 million points-of-interest. While traveling to your destination, the system will guide you using voice prompts, arrows and directions along the top of the map. The text-to-speech voice prompts audibly states what is displayed on the screen such as street names, driving directions and other text that the driver needs to hear. Don’t worry if you miss an exit or turn, the navigation system will recalculate the route and provide new instructions on how to get your original destination.

As for expandability features, it has a USB input for high speed connection to your iPod. The USB port allows you to charge and control your iPod files with the Kenwood KCA-IP301V iPod cable. This unit is also compatible with Bluetooth, Satellite and HD radio with the purchase of additional adapters. The Bluetooth enables you to make and answer phone calls from the unit and even listen to audio files stored on a Bluetooth audio player. There are several options when choosing a satellite radio tuner, either XM or Sirius satellite radio. As for HD Radio, you will be able to receive digital AM/FM broadcasts when available.

This Kenwood receiver is not only a great navigation system but with the ability to play DVD’s, DivX, VCD and CD’s, you will never want to leave your car. With all of these amazing features, you can’t go wrong with the Kenwood DNX5140.