Blaupunkt San Diego 530 Multimdeia Receiver Review

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Blaupunkt’s San Diego 530 DVD navigation receiver provides reliable guidance and lets you choose your favorite entertainment sources from the driver’s seat. You can take advantage of convenient directions through the receiver’s 6.2″ display, which doubles as a portal to your audio and video favorites, hands-free calling, and audio streaming. On top of all these options, you’ll have fantastic Blaupunkt sound to accompany your travels.

Explore your surroundings

Take the San Diego 530 around town or across the country with confidence. It’ll provide directions across all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and it offers millions of points of interest for when it’s time to get off the road. You’ll even hear actual street names announced at turns. Lane guidance ensures you’ll be in the correct position for your next turn, and you can see realistic views of certain complicated intersections for easier navigation. Certain areas will be shown with 3D graphics for buildings, landmarks, elevated roads, and terrain so you can orient yourself more quickly.

The San Diego 530’s powered by iGO primo navigation software, which has become an industry standard over the past few years because it’s fast, accurate, and easy to use. You can also add an optional traffic-info receiver to get real-time updates on congestion along your route.

Bluetooth® calling and music streaming

The San Diego 530 offers Bluetooth connectivity, so you’ll be able to make and take calls using your compatible phone through the stereo. You have a choice of the built-in mic on the front panel or an included external microphone, so your callers will hear you clearly, no matter what kind of vehicle you drive. Built-in A2DP technology allows you to stream music from your smartphone through this receiver.

Entertainment options

A composite A/V output lets you send movies or other video content to external video monitors, so you can keep the whole crew happy when you’re on a road trip. A 10-band parametric equalizer lets you put a personal touch on your sound, and the full complement of preamp outputs includes a dedicated subwoofer out with low-pass filter and level control.

Your media, your way

You can plug your iPod® or iPhone® into the front USB input, or jack a satellte radio tuner or other device into audio/video input. CDs or DVDs are covered too — including discs loaded with MP3 or WMA files. If you’re not using the navigation features, you can load a microSD card with your top road tunes and access them through the receiver’s front card slot as well. And a dedicated input on the rear panel accommodates an optional rear-view camera to let you get in and out of tight spaces more easily. Blaupunkt also includes a wireless remote control so your passengers can choose their favorite tunes from anywhere in the vehicle.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you’ll need an adapter to retain those controls with a new car stereo.

18 thoughts on “Blaupunkt San Diego 530 Multimdeia Receiver Review

  1. Jan Fojtik

    Hi guys, i instaled my one and its a blast!!! Very happy with that. Just have one question when i switch off the unit, white light comes on instead of blue one. It stays on even when i pull my keys out. Is that normal or did i fucked up something?

  2. Christian Alejandro

    I have the international version of this one and I'd like to know how to update it, if there's an update.

  3. Don Rice

    Hi, Thanks for the review. Do you know if the unit would fit into the Chrysler 300C dash board?.
    Kind regards, Don.

  4. Malmorvip

    Boas a quem está interessado em comprar este auto rádio em Portugal ( Versão EU) convém saber que o mapa que ele trás (igo primo) não tem radares e por ridículo que pareça no site de suporte ao mesmo (Naviextras) não há possibilidade de compra dos mesmos para portugal. Também trás um módulo de TMC (Traffic message channel) mas em portugal não funciona na Espanha sim, de resto é razoável.

  5. Qaws Me

    Hi i am looking steps to bring in back the grid lines or backup lines displayed on reverse camera view. Before I did the factory reset those lines available whenever reversing, and now the lines did not displayed on screen after the reset. Any one knows how to bring up the lines again, thanks

  6. Vikram Rao

    i like the plain look of it, looks like a factory unit for my Saab, can the colors be changed to match the green in the car ?


    Has anybody been able to play movie from a flash drive? It doesn't matter what format the movies are in, I keep getting unsupported format! I have formatted the flash drive to FAT32, tried MPG, AVI, DVX, and what have you. Nothing works.

  8. roozan aggarwal

    hi, Kindly help in setting up the radio, i am stuck with the settings menu for the radio , dont know which country to select if i am operating radio in india

  9. Se7enACK

    Do Jensen/Audiovox share the same connectors/pin-out? I have a Jensen that I'm not crazy about, I'd love to just unplug it and plug in a Blaupunkt 640 without having to redo all of the soldering.

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