Summary: What an approvement over the KDC-BT742U I used to have in the car. The reason I changed out my older unit was because it did not have an external microphone. Never buy a bluetooth stereo without a external microphone because people cannot hear you and they complain they cannot hear you. They made many improvements over the menu functions and adjustments also where I did not need a manual to figure things out either.
Summary: All around great receiver. Video and music off ipod works great. Although if the radio gets hot for high volume the built in amp sometimes lets out some and the mid/highs fade out. i figure when i use and external amp this problem will go away. great quality radio, great sound quality even at high volume.
Summary: Easy to fit and looking good is a great start for this device. The amplifier power is impressive and the range of digital enhancements useful. There are a few niggles though - the iPod connection wiring loom is huge and needs careful routing so you can hide it a bit, the screen is a dust magnet, and there is no vehicle speed controlled volume.
Summary: After plenty of time looking at stereos to update in my car i decided upon this Kenwood KIV-700. What i like the most about it is the screen. My previous iPod stereo only had one line of text, so to upgrade to a full colour screen with plenty of lines, plus artwork was a big plus to me. I installed the stereo myself as it was sure to be a straight forward swap over from my last. This was certainly the case, but had a few teething problems.
Summary: The manafacturer of my car decided to install a "green" stereo, when all the other lights in the car are amber. I installed this one and finely adjusted the lights to exactly the right shade of amber, so it looks like it was made for the car. Brilliant!. One of those things where I think "why didn't someone else think of that years ago?!".