Summary: There are too few controls, and too deep of a menu structure. Setting preset radio stations, then finding them while you drive is outright dangerous. It has a ton of flexibility, but I still don't feel like I'm able to get a good sound with the high-end Toyota-provided amps and speakers. The combinations of sub crossover and number and placement of speakers seem to match what kids are trying to do in their getto low riders, not what makes sense for good music listening.
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: This is a great radio with one FATAL flaw. Everything, and I mean everything is great with this radio except for 1 BIG thing. In my area (Los Angeles), HD radio stations transmit using a bitrate of 40-100 kbit/s, and some even 25 kbit/s. For comparison, a standard CD uses 1400 kbit/s. Translation = the audio quality is horrendously terrible. The radio always uses the HD channel instead of the standand analog FM channel.
Summary: AM band never produced anything but static. Folder browsing USB drives or MP3 Discs is not intuitive and easy to get lost. USB jack is only powered when selected. HD would tune in and out repeatedly when the signal was weak constantly interrupting the music. No option to turn off HD when signal was weak. FM band failed after 18 months. Resetting the unit no longer restores the band as it had in the past. (I'm an electrical engineer - I installed it correctly.
worked great for 18 months cd player no longer works
Kelly Hensley, Amazon
15 August 2010
Summary: I did not even play many cds in this unit. But i guess when you spend such little money and get all these features you can only expect them to last a year. Just keep in mind do you want to save NOW or LATER. Choice is yours. Think about it.
Summary: I needed a new unit for my 2003 Chevrolet Silverado and it had been years since I last looked for a new Cd/stereo. Im 31 now and I used to intall car stereos at a local shop as a kid. I had all kinds of money invested, 3 jl 12 inch speakers, component speakers, thousands of watts, all kinds of eq's, and dsp's (before that was a mormal feature) - really overkill for any practical reasoning. I was somewhat of an audiophile.
Summary: Good price for a stereo that gives you many options to choose from. HD Radio (converts w/out a subscription), cd player, bluetooth ready, Aux port for Mp3 players, etc and a USB jack for Ipods, etc. Nice display readout, detachable face and best yet - comes w/ a loudness button so that it has a built-in mini-amp! Sounds really good and even has an 'equalizer' where you can choose from various settings.