Smartphone connected 7” WVGA AV Receiver
I'm very disappointed with this Head Unit. After reading about it I bought it because of mirror link and because I have an iPhone. Too bad the small pring tells you it does ot work with all the features of the iPhone5. I also read I could add the XA-NV100T Tom Tom for navigation. Well it has been discontinued and after searching the web for any add on that will work with this unit. I Quit. Nothing Will! Very Dissappointed with Sony on this.
December 26, 2013
Receiver works ok but that's about it, the GPS receiver is not available and no other one has been made available after more than a year. Most android devices do not work with this unit, basically just Sony products. For the price its inadequate to say the least. I spent top dollar to get a poorly backed product. Every call to customer care for a resolution gained nothing but more frustration. I should also say I have a 2000W Sony X-plod system that I've been upgrading for over 12 years, and have been happy up till this purchase.
December 22, 2013
Good cool looking HU
Almost returned this HU b/c the interface was iffy, was not satisfied with the XM antenna. Connecting the HU was not too difficult.. Purchased: PAC RP4-CH11 Factory Steering Wheel Integration Adapter, SiriurXM SXV200V1 Tuner, & Sony XAR800C backup camera. Some of the connections was not obvious; I'm very techy computer person. Tech spt was able to solve my connection problems in minutes. BT was a breeze to connect to my Samsung GS3 4.1.1 (none rooted# Call quality very good on both ends. Overview says U can use Pandora via BT; I read some post that it didn't work. Default settings is iPhone via USB #There is LIFE beyond the iPhone#; I changed the settings to Android/Blackberry via BT and it works great; you even get all the information on the HU. I didn't like the HD at first because I was only able to get 2 of the most powerful broadcast stations in Atlanta. Tech Spt informed me I had to connect 3rd blue #antenna) wire to the mix now sound is great on HD radio with plenty of stations. MirorLink- I downloaded the DriveLink app from the Play Store and it was a joke with little options not worth the time. I really like it now that I updated the firmware and installed the modified DriveLink App from XDA Developers on my GS3. I can send DVD video to the back seat monitor and my granddaughter loves it so I'm happy too. I have not tried the USB video and audio options yet. XM presets are not on XM home screen.
July 10, 2013
dont belive the hype
I was so excited when i first heard about this receiver especially when i heard it worked with the Galaxy S3 which i had just purchased. after weeks of bugging my dealer as to when they would have it since release was delayed, i took out a Alpine 910 to put this in. While overall it is a good headunit with great sound the fact that you have Sony's top end headunit with no optional navigation module (which i regretfully found out after i bought the unit) & if you do navigation by mirror-link you cant play Cd's, satellite, radio ect. ... so if your on a long trip all you get is music OR navigation NOT BOTH .... PLUS if your on a long trip the radio does not charge the phone so i have had my phone die on me on trip so i lost navigation ..... I'm amazed that Sony thought this was a great idea.... In theory this is great and should be the direction that car audio is headed shortsightedness and probably a rush to get something out leaves me wishing i would have stuck with alpine and waited for what should be a obvious revision of this unit
May 25, 2013