Summary: It sounds OK, but the display makes me nuts. It has this stupid video playing all the time. Perhaps there is a way to re-set the display so it just shows what station is playing, or the song and info on CD playing, but if so, I haven't figured out how to do it. I thought I had re-set it. I had it where it displayed 4 lines of text with info, but it reverted back to the dumb-ass video. Actually I would like it much better if it just showed the time of day.
Summary: i had this radio for 7 months and it works so good ... i have also in the trunk is a qlogic banpass box with 12 inc. kikers comp. and phoenix gold tantrum amp and speakers... it was a kit for highs and two small tweeters on the doors ... it sounds to good ,,, the radio i had before didnt do it so i change it this sony and i was blown away...the downfall like everbody is saying is the glar from the screen but it dont bother me...
Summary: First, the unit sounds great. I am tossing it in the trash because of sony's insistent stupidity. 1- never ending "remove the faceplate" alarm when the key is turned off. Unless you run only an amp through the RCA outputs, the faceplate alarm will sound every time the power is turned off. This amazing feature comes at no extra charge from sony. I was running a set of 3.5" speakers from the deck. 6.5's and 6x9's through my JL amp.
Summary: My bf got a bucket car with a busted radio and he loves that car so I figured I would get this radio as a nice update. From the moment of install, it put out a far stellar sound than the stock radio, even on busted speakers. There is a ton of sound options to choose from for the equalizer and the display has lots of moment to probably keep a crying kid in the back seat company.
Summary: This is my first USB car stereo and I love it. I've had it for about a year now. I shopped around town and tried several in person before picking this one. Many of the others on the market at the time had small screen displays and only a few lines of text, making file navigation horrible, which would be incredibly dangerous while driving.
Summary: I wanted a new head unit. I've never had one before and decided to try this brand even though many people recommend other brands such as Pioneer, Alpine, etc. I don't why people say that Sony doesn't have quality products when it comes to car receivers, but ever since installing this particular head unit, I've been content with it. I would say that this is a good starting unit with a lot of available functions such as satellite radio and HD radio.