Summary: It worked okay for a few months but then started acting up. I press a button for a certain function and it does something completely different. On top of that it now doesn't pick up any HD stations. The only reason I don't give it less than three stars is because its still able to play the music off my phone through the auxiliary jack.
Summary: It worked for maybe a year. Now it just spits out CDs every time I try to put one in. The auxiliary input still works, so I've just been hooking up my iPod to that and using it that way. Wish I could still play CDs. However, I'm not 100% sure this was because this device is faulty, or because my truck is killing CD players.
Summary: I have had this stereo in my car for 3 years, all of a sudden it stops working, no display, no radio reception, etc... I contacted Dual customer service and they say they have never heard of this problem and suggested cleaning the contacts on the face plate. I tried this and it did not help the problem at all. I contacted them again to see if they would replace the stereo and they will not. They say that it is too far passed the warranty.
Summary: Because of this (and the previous radio I bought for our previous car) radio, I now count USB and analog audio connections to a car stereo as vital. Our first "expensive" (ie. one that we bought instead of using whatever was in the car) radio also had a Smart Media slot, but we basically never used it.
Summary: I purchased this receiver to replace an older JVC receiver. I wanted a unit that played various music formats. This receiver met and exceeded my expectations for what I wanted or needed. It has built in HD radio, not just HD ready, a CD player and a USB jack to play your flash drives or charge some devices. I've had my Dual XHD6425 for some time now, as a matter of fact, it will be 1 year on the 26th of this month and I'm still liking this unit.
Summary: This Dual XD6425 car stereo was exactly what I wanted. Having my car broken into and having my previous car stereo stolen was actually a blessing in disguise, because I bought this and I couldn't be much happier with it after using it for the past 5-6 months. I mostly use it for the radio, although I've used plenty of CD's, my mp3 player plugged into the Aux jack, and a flash drive loaded with MP3's, and everything has worked just fine.
Summary: I bought mine from Frys several years ago. I have been pretty happy with it for the most part. I copy music off my computer onto a thumb drive and use the usb port constantly. I may listen to the radio or a CD at times but 80%-90% of the time it's USB/thumb drive. The USB port is messing up now. Maybe that's normal with the way I use it or maybe it's not. I have to remove the thumb drive after each song/commercial because it can't seem to find the next item on the drive.
Summary: Overall this is a very competent deck, but the buttons (or momentary switches inside the faceplate) Dual uses are cheap and will eventually fail. I've owned my stereo over a year and a half and both seek buttons (which I use most often) have both failed on me. Now when I hit a bump (or seemingly even breathe on them) they make intermediate contact on their own making it seem like the radio's haunted or something.
Summary: Wow! This car stereo just about has it all and for under $100. The HD radio sounds great! I've plugged in a flash drive full of MP3's into the USB port and it played them just fine. It has been a little fincky about playing some my CD's. And these were purchased CD's, not home burned ones. Oddly enough, it seems to love home-made CD's with MP3's and WMA files. At first I laughed at them including a remote control.