CD/DVD receiver with 7” touch screen
Don't waste your money
I have been a sony fan for years and that is why I bought this product. Now I know better than to buy on brand name alone.
The unit produces great sound. However if you want to get the most out of a double din full screen unit look elsewhere. Specifically, the Sirius radio interface is greatly lacking. First, the manual has no information on the Sirius controls. The website has no information and the online chat folks have no clue. The controls make no logical sense such as the buttion "number key" in the menu for sirius is not a numeric keypad but actually is the preset list. There is no numeric keypad available to enter a channel direct. Even more disappointing, the display will only show one line of information limited to just 8 charactors. The free radio from sirius provides more information and better controls.
I bought a Pioneer unti for my wifes car that costs less and does more. Better controls for radio and sirius plus the screens can be customized using pictures downloaded from your USB drive.
The unit software is defective in that on startup, the unit will either startup to the off position, (as opposed to resuming where it was when the car was turned off) or the unit changes stations from the one it was on when the car was turned off.
The unit was returned for service and the determination was that it works per the factory specifications.
March 3, 2011
IT IS NICE AND THE PRICE IS NOT THAT BAD BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE GPS NAVIGATION. IF IT WOULD HAVE COME WITH A GPS NAVIGATION, THEN I WOULD DEFINITELY GET ONE
August 24, 2010
Could Have Been Better
This unit could have been great, but a few poor designs keep it from being functional.
For example, The controls for the CD player and radio disappear after about 8 seconds. That means when you want to change a track or change a station you have to first touch the screen to bring up the controls, then you can use the controls to make the changes you want. This is a big distraction when driving, and can be dangerous. The only reason why I can see why they designed it this way is because the designers think the screen looks cooler when the controls are hidden. They could have easily made this unit much better if they made it selectable to hide the controls after x seconds or leave them up permanently.
Another problem is when using bluetooth, and you reject an incoming call it does not go back to what you were listening to. Also, after you finish a call it stays on the Bluetooth setting and does not go back to your music. You have to select "top", then the source you were previously listening to. Why would they do this?
Finally, when listing to CDs it only lists the track number, not the name of the song. I thought a unit this high-end would have the capability to list the song names. Also, you do not have the option to list FM stations by their number, it lists them by some RMS that is broadcast and if you don't know the call name of stations you are out of luck. On the bright side, the backup camera function works great.
June 27, 2010
Very good product, just thing could be better on price to match others, but all functions are awesome, without that lot of things that you never use!
June 20, 2010