Rated 1.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jayelem AM radio Selectivity is poor
FM Tuner selectivity at first you get Analog and a few seconds later HD after which you can scan a 2nd HD channel HD2, HD3 ,and so on, AM selectivity of stations is a whole other story , my stock radio locked in more stations especially on AM band , you might ask who listens to that ? Well I do and I really wanted all the features of a newer car stereo with MP3 playback and aux. jack input just in case I get a smartphone one day.
So this review is somewhat incomplete since I haven't done a test of the USB thumb drive connection which I bet works flawlessly but trading off Am stations in a Metropolitan area with many choices for extra HD stations may not be a win win situation .
I want both AM FM and HD , now why is that so hard to do.
October 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Eptexas Unit Causing Battery Drain
I purchased this unit on August 24 along with installation kit. Worked well for 2 days and then the battery died. Took it to a dealer and was told the radio was causing the battery to drain. 5 days without a car is murder in Los Angeles! Returned the radio, exchanged for like, and a day later, battery drain! I'm thinking, "Maybe I need a new battery." Bought a brand new battery and 2 days later, the battery was dead! Being a PC repair guy, I checked the wiring and found the Yellow wire, which connects directly to the battery for holding memory clock and stations, was also connected somehow to Black/Ground wire and to the chassis of the radio. I used my continuity tester to check and sure enough, THERE was the problem. Not bad this time only 3 days without a car. I wonder if Sony would reimburse me for 2 days of lost work, as well as a brand new battery? Too much to ask, I guess. Well, tomorrow, it goes back to the store and will get a Panasonic or Dual unit. I hope somebody doesn't have to go through this with their Sony units. I guess I have bad luck not once, but twice! Don't get me wrong: I did like the unit with all its' bells and whistles, but battery drain is not my idea of a quality product. Sorry.
September 26, 2013