Eight things Pioneer won't tell you about their AVH-X550BHS
L. Berk "Fairfieldwizard", Amazon
21 August 2013
Summary: 1. If you think the image quality of the screen is going to come anywhere near the quality of that flat screen TV you bought on Black Friday at Wal-Mart, think again. The screen resolution on this unit (and the ones produced by Clarion, Kenwood, etc. as well) is vintage 1989. Just 800 x480 resolution. 2. A good portion of this unit's features presume that you own an iPod or iPhone. While those are popular brands, SOME of us (like about 80%) have Android devices.
Summary: I am completely satisfied with this unit. Plenty of input sources for audio. To me, it's best feature is convience!!! I have Bluetooth set up to auto connect to my iPhone. I start my car and in a few seconds music is playing via Bluetooth. The digital radio works very well, I have to get used to having this option (old unit wouldn't pick up radio stations) I have a 8gb flash drive that's using the USB port, I use that for my sll time fav songs, albums and playlists.
Summary: This touch screen gives you the best bang for your buck. Has plenty of features and is pretty user friendly. I wish there were some more basic functions such as treble and mid settings instead of messing about with the EQ to get that perfect sound. Not really a fan of the bluetooth because in the booklet it says if it is not 'off' it can drain your battery, but its hard to tell if its off or just not paired with a phone/blue tooth device.
Summary: 2012 Mustang Coupe (base, with 4-speaker stereo) Prior to this head unit, I'd installed a Kenwood X996 single-DIN, using the Scoche panel (Mustang owners will recognize that brand name). The only reason I replaced the factory head unit was because I wanted USB connectivity for my USB thumb drive. That head unit crapped out on me 10 months after I installed it, so I replaced it with the Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS. Installation was simple.
Summary: Preamble: First off, let me warn you that if you intend to install this or any other car stereo, you MUST do research or you will find yourself with major frustrations and possibly a defective install. I know this sounds like common sense, but I have read some reviews stating this is a difficult product to install. Well, it isn't easy, but it isn't impossible.
Summary: works like a champ..sometimes it has issues connecting pandora, but resyncing my phone fixes it. sounds good, works well, easy to use, and the USB is GREAT with a 32gb thumb..I can fit all my music on it. For the DVD video, you dont need to buy an expensive bypass. a simple cheap $1 toggle works well. One side to ground, the other to the parking brake wire. flip toggle, and bam...video. hands free phone is a major plus. Works with my contacts from my galaxy s3.