Amazing product for the price especially if you get it for $44 like I did!
26 June 2014
Summary: Works amazingly in even in my very old noisy car. Would definitely recommend this item to a friend! Quite easy to set up and I didn't even have to cut any wires. Just stripped the ones one this stereo and pushed them into the old plug that was in the old stereo!
Summary: The only real downside, is that pandora will take precedence over everything. I love having the USB to charge my phone but even on USB mode pandora will still play. For the first time plugging in to with USB deny it access to pandora and it will solve your problems. Also, in USB mode you can not answer call from your phone only place them, you can only use the taking and making calls feature from Bluetooth. Which USB takes precedence over Bluetooth.
The radio itself might be good but hey how would i know all they sent me was the radio, intructions, and the remote
Jack Beach, Amazon
11 April 2014
Summary: So first off it took 9 days for them to even ship it. I didnt get it till 2 weeks after ordering it, ridiculous. So it finally gets here, and the package is opened when the usps worker hands it to me, i can see the radio. I ordered a NEW item. Not used, NEW. There wasn't even any tape on the box. So i get the awfully packaged product out of the box to just a radio that was held in by a piece of styrafome. A piece of paper talking about warranty, and a remote.
Summary: I bought this as an upgrade to the previous model. I can't say there was anything "wrong" with the old model except that it took too long to pair with my phone. The new model pairs much more quickly. Same as the old model, though, the screen is hard to read in sunlight (not bright enough). I wish manufacturers would make the screen covers on car radios slightly concave rather than convex- this would all but completely eliminate reflections and glare.
Summary: Easy to install, easy to pair with my phone(Razr Maxx) and works great. The microphone picks up my voice and cancels out background noise better than the factory system in my wife's new Optima. I withhold the 5th star because it won't work with the voice activation system on my phone. Otherwise a great system.
Summary: I had to wait at least 30 minutes after starting car, sometimes longer, for the stereo to start working. I had it professionally installed by a reputable place that has been installing stereos for over 20 years. I've heard of other JVC's not working in cold weather as well. I will never buy another one; it is very annoying. Plus, the Bluetooth never would connect to my new Iphone, I tried everything to no avail.