It can be fairly hard to find a decent after-market car gps and navigation solutions when you only have 1 DIN dash opening to work with or otherwise limited by space. Most of the best in-dash navigation solutions out there require you to have a 2 DIN dash opening or pay additional premiums up front, at time of purchase, or in the form of an optional navigation accessory.
This year, Clarion seeks to change that with their release of the NZ409 DVD multimedia receiver with built in navigation. For a mere fraction of the cost of other 1 DIN navigation solutions from other top car electronics manufacturers the NZ409 offers maps of all 50 US States and Canada. The mapping software provided out of the box also features 12 million built-in PoI (Points of Interest) complete with a 3D display mode for city or elevation maps, and is stored on a 2GB flash device.
In addition to all the great navigation features, you'll still have access to all the features you'd expect from a top-of-the-line car audio/video receiver. iPod connectivity is built-in and you simply need to use your standard USB iPod cable to playback and control your music files right from the on-screen controls or included wireless remote. A full set of 6 (3 pairs) of RCA pre-amp outputs are located on the rear along with a dedicated rear view camera input and two rear A/V RCA inputs.