Kenwood Excelon DNX6960 6.1" In-Dash Double-DIN Navigation DVD Receiver
ken f, Amazon
10 February 2014
Summary: the item got here on time and safely packaged. it works well and has a large screen. i like the way it shows music album covers and tells who is playing what song. the navigation is quick and keeps up with the road.
Real difficulty updating maps and operating system
5 August 2013
Summary: I have had this installed for about 3 years now -- long enough for the map to be out of date. My attempts to update the map have really taken away from the experience. First, you can't just snap in a new memory card, which would be simple. Rather, you need to update the operating system, and then update the map. Trouble is that updating the operating system is impossible.
Summary: I purchased this stereo for my Porsche Boxster 2006 after many research on the internet,it turns out that for the price,this is the one that the users score the best from many users, I am very happy with my purchase.
Summary: You can find the full review at [...]. I am returning this unit. Be aware that all 2012 models likely have the same problem. When you plug-in a USB with very few songs on it (e.g., say <500 MB), it takes about 15 seconds to recognize the ID tags of the music (e.g., artist, genre, album, title). Slow, but not a huge issue. When you plug-in a USB with what I consider a small library (e.g., about 4GB worth of music), it takes about 90 seconds to recognize the ID tags.
Summary: First, I would like to say that I'm an amazon.com addict! I buy everything I can from them and ALWAYS appreciate their friendly customer service and lightning fast shipping (even through their 3rd party sellers). There is only one reason you should buy the Kenwood DNX6960 - If you MUST have Garmin Navigation (and if it's priced VERY low).
Summary: The user interface of the DNX6960 is very well laid out, sources are very accessible, the touch screen is very responsive, the built in blue tooth works flawlessly, and Garmin navigation is the best. I'm very pleased with this purchase.
Summary: I installed the DNX6190 myself about 3 weeks to a month ago. I've only ever installed two head units myself, this and a DNX8120 previously. Like many people I gravitated to Kenwood because of the Garmin nav. That is what I am used to. I bought the unit (actually both units, at different times) off of ebay as used items. Had I paid $800-$1000 that I have seen online as new or refurbished then I might have taken away a star or two from my review. So keep that in mind.
Summary: I would first like to start out by saying that I have owned this unit for 9 months now but I'm taking it out today because I recently sold it. Here's the problems with it: FIRMWARE UPDATES: The firmware is difficult to update. You have to burn the new firmware to a disc then go to the menu to update it. Sounds easy enough? Well my update button was somehow grayed out. iPod Integration: Okay, depending on what device you have it can be either really slow or really fast.
Summary: Do not buy this piece of junk. I paid over $600 for Kenwood DNX5140 and it lasted me exactly 1 year and 6 months. Their warranty is only for a year. It just died on me out of no where. Not worth your money. BE AWARE!!!