Rated 3 out of 5 by 9
Rated 3 out of 5 by lwinkle Regretable
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ian13 Horrible Purchase
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Datastar 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
Rated 3 out of 5 by HittinSwitches 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