Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 5
Rated 3 out of 5 by Magnum Good DVD Receiver
All in all feature to price, it is a good DVD receiver. Too many personalized settings and adjustments to video and sound too list or critique.
DVD/Mp4 and mp3/aac disc reads are slow. Shuffle is limited to album and not entire music DVD. iTunes doesn't include album art in the music file so expect generic album art.
More lines could be devoted to RDS labels and presets do show what other stations are playing. I would like to personalize the background picture and see more option for visualizers. Two isn't enough. Auto preset only sets up the first 6 station when there is actually 18 that can be stored. FM sounded poor until I selected "Local" reception.
Gestures or finger swiping is fine if the first finger press doesn't pop up all the menus. UI is a little slow on the fly and can be too in-depth for quick adjustments. They are all there but I would suggest do it at a traffic light.
Bluetooth connection is reliable and consistent. Streaming music from the iPhone could include music data and album art. The iPhone contacts can uploaded to the deck but can only find contacts by first letter of the last name. Quick Contact Presets (6) do not show name of contact either. And just 6??
Sensme feature can only be setup on Windows OS. I believe the deck amp power is around 17 watts RMS and I have running into 4 - 6x9's. That's sufficient for now; it's the standard anyway.
With some decent software updates, it could be much better!!
October 9, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Grundz It's a good product, yet could have a better UI
I would love to be able to set things like the background to a picture from a USB drive, set the volume levels at start up(this is so the speakers warm up.). I do like that it doesn't take to much time to read in my 32gb usb. It is also really slow when changing pages in the list to find music.
November 24, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by DaveM Nice options, horrible interface
Pros: BT for phone and A2DP work very well and produce clear sound quality. Nice options available e.g. BT, DVD, Satelite radio, HD radio, etc.
Cons: The interface is what you have to deal with day in and day out and will make or break a system. Sony should be ashamed of themselves for putting out a system with such a poor interface. BT shows no metadata and the iPhone connection only shows a connecting message. Satelite radio only shows 8 characters making selecting channels and seeing what's playing impossible. My old $50 Sirius add-on was better than this and showed multiple lines of metadata. Same with radio. What a waste of such a nice screen. I would trade it back in if I hadn't already paid the $75 transfer fee to Sirius.
October 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by StezoBezo Amazing For The Price
I am not sure why this product has gotten such poor reviews everywhere I look. While I agree the UI is a bit sluggish, it does give you a ton of options with every menu and input type. The Bluetooth options are also quite impressive, my phone synced easily and quickly. I was able to download my entire phone book within minutes and being able to sort it alphabetically is a very nice feature. Before purchasing this device I read a lot of reviews that said the screen response is slow, I have not wittnessed this at all, in fact I was impressed with the response time in the cold weather of Wisconsin. All in all this product is well worth the money, with the head unit, Axxess GMOS and steering wheel controls transducer I spent uder $400.00 US.
January 3, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by QueenBHut Its okay..cud be better
I am returning mine today, don't like it...
March 1, 2012