Summary: I agree completely with the negative reviews. The first thing that will annoy you is the bright flare of light when the unit boots up at night. It seems trivial but having to squint and look away every time you start your car at night gets old. Next comes the fact you have to continually reenter settings. For example, when I go to my satellite radio stations I have to reset all of the label bars every time I restart the car. The FM station labels don't even load.
Summary: alright, well, i had originally written a review for this unit, gave it a one star, and heavily criticized it without having done due diligence, so i had deleted my previous review. that was after i had my car for a while and was annoyed at this unit that the previous owner had installed. i hadn't taken the radio out of the car yet. a few weekends ago i unscrewed the instrument panel, unhooked all the wires, and took the radio out.
Summary: It's hard to know where to start. I had it professionally installed. But it did not work correctly. The manuals were apparently first translated into Urdu and then into English by someone who only read about its operations in a Mickey Spillane novel written before the product was invented. What other reasonable explanation might there be for their incomprehensibility?
Summary: my first one was abducted by aliens, lost by UPS the second one arrived 1 week later and 50.00 more... price increase? Amazon made it right with a credit. nice features easy install also have the pioneer Avic-BT120 both work fine i prefer the kenwood for my daily use for the phone pause feature and fast Ipod scan and loading. the Bluetooth has some echo issues seem to be common with Kenwood.
Glitchy at first, Firmware update = Solid. Will transfer to new vehicle.
Matthew "Listen on the road!", Amazon
22 May 2011
Summary: I purchased this unit and installed it myself in my 2004 Chevy Silverado. I bought this primarily because it was the only unit available at the time with Garmin Navigation. I prefer Garmin's map presentation, and all the extra features were awesome. I also used the bluetooth for calls and music which works well. Microphone placement is key, but you can hear them just fine.
Summary: The Kenwood DNX7160 is a very disappointing unit! The first unit continuously reset, forcing us to program in all the settings over and over. To the credit of the Fry's store that sold and installed it, they replaced the unit which was 1 week old with a new one which fixed the problem. Within months the navigation went defective - the detailed streets would disappear after 15-20 seconds, although major streets remained.
Great Navigation and Sound - Could have better interface
J. W. Pfeffer, Amazon
20 May 2011
Summary: I have the Aussie 7360 version, identical apart from locale settings. First up, I had the reset issue that some owners have experienced with this model and also the DNX-9960 model. This has been fixed with an easy to load firmware update off the Kenwood website. If the FW on your unit is 1.0.0, then update as other slight improvements have been made to the iPod interface.
Summary: Not sure why the negative reviews. My DNX7160 works great and sounds excellent. The interface with my iPhone is top notch and I can even use the DNX7160 bluetooth handsfree interface to control the iPhone voice command. This is incredibly powerful. At any rate, I am very pleased with the DNX7160.
Summary: I don't know how everyone else is having problems, I've had this unit for a year now and not one issue ever. The blutooth works amazingly, the unit has all JL Audio component speakers and I have 2 JL 10s and a JL 13 and this combination sounds amazing in my Dodge quad cab. The picture works great, I have 7 screens other than the deck and they are all clear, great picture and really is worth the money.
Summary: After being a die hard Alpine customer I was persuaded to go Kenwood when putting a head unit in my 2005 Toyota 4Runner. My first head unit (DDX712) was bad with factory defects. So I was agian persuaded to wait for the DNX7160 to hit the stores and go with that due to its Blue tooth integration and Garmin GPS. Well, from the get go it had the self reset issue and then for unknown reasons, the GPS has locked itself and erased ALL maps that were loaded.