Summary: I bought this in October 2011 when I had the iPhone 4S. A year later with the launch of the iphone 5 it doesn't allow playing video from the iphone anymore. I held out thinking there would be a firmware update or new cable but not my luck. Called customer support and they told me it will never be fixed. So, I buy a $1000 control head and they discontinue updates in less than a year. No more pioneer products for me.
Summary: I had a previous model (Avic-D3, I think) years ago and remembered really liking it. What I forgot is that since I now have Google Maps and Navigation on my phone, It's not the same. Don't misunderstand, it's great having the in-dash map and GPS always on, so you don't have to wait for a signal on your phone and you ALWAYS know where you are when travelling, but the map is so very basic and it's hard to get to the right vantage point when you are following directions and...
Summary: This head unit came standard in my Canadian STi. Starting with the overall look and feel: The unit features a resistive touchscreen, which may have been cutting edge in 2008 but now just feels cumbersome and slow. Installed in the car it does look nice though. The GPS feature is probably the worst I've ever used. If you make a wrong turn, the unit can take as much as 30s to recalculate your route. What do you do in that time?
Summary: I got this refurbished from Sound of Tri-State. When it worked, it worked very well. Unfortunately, it began rebooting constantly and wasn't able to be repaired. Sound of Tri-State did a wonderful job of replacing the unit in a timely and professional manner.
Summary: I bought this for my 2011 STI sedan, it works great for almost everything, i have my iphone 5 hooked up to it with no problems, the Phone interface is great! the Ipod Iphone interface is Excellent, and the dvd playback is well done as well. there is a slight hissing noise coming from the speakers though (like you have the stereo turned way up with out music coming through) which you get used to.
AVIC X930BT worth the money for 2010 Toyota Tacoma and 2013 Corolla
7 March 2013
Summary: This system is easy to set up after you put all the electrical connectors on the wires. I did the connectors the night before and installed it all the next day. I added the rear view camera, traffic tuner and ASWC steering wheel control using the Metra connectors. Putting on the connectors to the wires was the hardest part and then all was mostly "plug-n-play" after that.
Summary: So I've had this for about 1 year. Plusses: + Lots of features and capabilities for the price + Decent ipod interface and control + Phone works well enough + GPS acquires signal fast and has good lane guidance. + Audio is as good as OEM unit (Porsche in my case) Negatives: - GPS requires more steps than needed - requires you to confirm a destination after you pick it even though you have no choice after you pick except to redo a search (part of the safety system) - Home...
Summary: It was a tough choice between this type of head unit and an app unit. However, having the GPS built in and an included CD/DVD player made this unit the right choice for me. I also purchsed this unit over others because it has RDS and BlueTooth along with the ability to add a HD tuner (which I did add). The GPS is on par with other units as many of those that have a GPS device would like their units to do more or perform a bit differently.