Sony XAV-W1 in-car video head unit

Sony announced its first Super Audio CD–based car audio/video system centering on the new XAV-W1 in-car video head unit. It is also Sony’s first double din-sized visual entertainment system for the car, providing outstanding picture and sound quality, easy connectivity to MP3 players and personalization options. The new Sony XAV-W1 video head unit not only features the SA-CD audio format but also 5.1-Channel surround sound option. It has a 7-inch video screen (measured diagonally) that incorporates the WVGA TFT high-end standard for picture quality. The system lets passengers enjoy CDs, DVD videos and Super Audio CDs.

The player supports Dolby Digital surround sound and dts Digital Surround Processing playback, along with the JPEG video format, as well as Windows Media Audio (WMA) and MP3 audio formats. The XAV-W1 car video system featuring SA-CD audio will be available in August for about $800.