Conclusion: This head unit is seriously annoying. I'll list a few of the things that make me want to tear it out of my dash and introduce it to the business end of my Winchester. Each time you change sources (iPod, cd, stereo) the thing has to restart. When you access the list of music on your iPod there is a serious lack of intuition on the part of the interface, after you spend 5 minutes slowly scrolling through your songs and pick one you like, you need to start all the way over...
Conclusion: Issues with iPod getting stuck and needing to reset the stereo numerous times. Also, the stereo sometimes does not power on when I turn the car on and I need to reset the deck again.. Overall not to happy with deck and switched.
Conclusion: Overall the radio and navigation are great however when playing DVD’s the picture is dark and some movies very dark. Already adjust the brightness to 20 which is the highest it goes. Not a good purchase if you plan to watch DVD’s.
Conclusion: I purchased the VX401 online based on Clarion's reputation and the specifications. I was not mislead by any means, just completely unimpressed with the user interface. It is anything but intuitive and it seems they have gone out of their way to make it difficult for everyday adjustments. I'm not taking about crossover settings, I'm taking about tuning the AM/FM radio.
Conclusion: I have owned this product for 6 months now and have had no issues. It has tons of features for alot less than some of the other name brand competitors. Touchscreen, Built in Bluetooth, Rear USB input, optional Navigation feature and optional back up camera etc etc. I really like the way the Clarion DVD reciever looks and performs. I would recommend this anyone.
Conclusion: This stereo is great! I haven't learned all the features with it yet. I would recommend it to anyone. However, the radio signals are not that great and I haven't been able to play a DVD....it stops when it starts.
Conclusion: I recommend the VX401. I was on the fence between the Pioneer 3200BT and this and I chose this unit because my iPod connector would be in the back. The 2 things I find fault with is there is no album art from the ipod and it only has bass and treble as your only basic sound controls. It would be nice if it would allow the mid range to be changed also. Other than that it is easy to use has great sound and I wouldn't change it for any reason.
Conclusion: Installed the VX401 in my 2008 Outlander, and thus far I am pleased. At the price it has one of the best combination of features available. The Bluetooth, iPod, DVD, SIRIUS all work well. Installation is pretty straightforward, with a couple caveats. First, save your mounting screws from your factory radio, you'll need them. The ones supplied are too short if you use the brackets with the aftermarket kit. My factory ones were just right.