Originally Posted by quilter
Is the Kenwood receiver supposed to be connected to the TVs or the Blu-Ray player? We brought home our new Interstate last week, and we haven't spent much time with it, but it's sure not obvious how or if those are connected.
As far as I know, the Kenwood unit is not connected to either television. It can be connected; if memory serves, there is an unused AV Output on the back of the Kenwood head unit that can feed to a television. There should also be an "AV Out" icon on the touchscreen.
Though I'm not sure why you would want to send a signal from the Kenwood to a television, unless it's to display your Garmin navigation screen on the televisions to forestall the inevitable question of, "Are we there yet?"
By the way, you wouldn't be able to control
the television from the Kenwood unit, only send a picture-and-sound signal. To control the television from the Kenwood touchscreen, you'd have to add a control relay for the television as well.
The reverse case— sending a signal from the Blu-Ray player or televisions to the Kenwood unit— is not recommended. You'd need AV Input rather than output, but also, if you could see the television program from the driver's seat, that's illegal in most jurisdictions.
You MAY want to send the audio-only signal from the televisions to the Kenwood unit; this would allow you to use the front and read stereo speakers for the television audio, in place of or in addition to the television speakers. I think a few Interstate owners have done that.
There are some audio and composite video cables near the Blu-Ray player that aren't connected, as well. Any ideas on those?
Can't help you there. My 2012 Interstate didn't come with a Blu-Ray player, only televisions with built-in DVD players. Maybe it's to let you hook up a game console to your televisions to keep the munchkins amused?