Hardware Review: DWW-700H First Impressions
I just recieved my DWW-700H last night. I have yet to install or even power it but my first impressions out of the box are as follows:
1) Seems pretty sturdy, everything form the casing to the vertical and horizontal hinge mechanisms
2) The left/right tilt is cool, it clicks into place... There are, I believe, 5 different 'settings'(center, 2 clicks left, and 2 clicks right
3) When opening the screen... popping it out is fine, nice strong spring, however, turning it up requires a lot more force than I would like to apply. When it pops out is is pretty much locked in a downward facing position and you have to unlock/unclick it. Another thing that makes this akward is that there is no good place to pull it up from. I find myself pulling on the 'frame' surrounding the lcd, i could see this causing breakage in the future. Maybe it will loosen up in time and turning it up will not require so much force.
4) There are two ps/2(female end) style connectors built into the unit, attached by about 1ft. of wire.. The unit comes with one VGA->PS/2(male) wire and another (PWR, GND, IGN, Safety Wire, VGA1(with rca connector), VGA2(with rca connector))->PS/2(male) wire... These two wires connect to the ps/2 connectors that are molded to the cace. There is also a usb cable built into the unit.
5) The IGN on the above mentioned wire is REALLY thin.. I dont do car electronics, so maybe this is normal but this wire is like an insulated strand from a multistranded wire. I was going to use a tap in connector to hook up this wire but but it is so small I dont even think my tap in connector will accept it.
6) All wires are clearly labeled with stickers
7) Remote control has more functions than the actual unit.. Clearly a generic remote...
8) Software came on an unlabeled CD... I installed it and it had a 'Shutdown Utility' which looks to me like it just sits in your system tray and when you click on it gives you the options to hibernate, standby, shutdown, or exit the 'Shutdown Utility'... Looks like it was written in about 15 minutes. The install also gives you the option to install a ps/2 touchscreen driver which would not apply to the 700H so I chose to skip this.. There is also a Screen Rotation tool. Not sure what this does but I assume if you screen could flip upside down or something it would invert the image, like a Tablet PC.
9) No externally accessible fuse that I saw
I will be installing within the next couple days.. I'll probably have more feedback...
The user manual is here: