Summary: I am kind of disappointed in the "app mode". I find myself just utilizing the Bluetooth to stream audio, as opposed to fumbling through all of the necessary steps to hook up my iPhone. Also, wish I had done a little more research into the available apps. Feels very limited, verses opening up a whole new world of functionality. I do like the unit overall, and I don't want my disappointment in the "app mode" to overshadow a great head unit. I love the display.
Pros: Nice display. Good sound. Straight forward ease of use.
Summary: I had high hopes for this receiver. It is beautiful. I love the capacitive touch screen. I've installed several aftermarket stereos before -all with great sound. This one for some reason doesn't sound all that great. I hate the 5 band equalizer. It would be better off with separate bass and treble controls. It has an annoying warning screen that you have to agree to when you start your car. iPod sync lags. I was half tempted to put my factory stereo back in.
Pros: Aesthetically pleasing
Cons: Too expensive for what you have to deal with.
Summary: Pioneer did a wonderful job with the look of this unit, it's beautiful! Installation and set up was a breeze. The only complaints that I have that are really bugging me is I wish that when you did things in landscape mode on your iPhone it did the same on the big screen but it doesn't. The big killer for me is that I no longer use iTunes due to the fact that I use Rhapsody because it's a much better deal!
Summary: Really excellent unit with great sound and capabilities. A little hard to follow the instructions but a call to customer support helped out. So far we've enjoyed the unit and it looks cool in our dash. Taking a trip so we'll see how the navigation does.
Pros: Attractive unit basic features easy to use.
Cons: Directions for the use of apps can be difficult to follow.
Summary: I was really looking forward to having an App Radio; just a little disappointed with the interaction required between the radio and the phone..becomes a little distracting while driving. I use this with an IPhone 5 which, as far as I can tell does not have the ability to mirror the phone on the display. The response time between app selection and display/response is extremely slow. Overall, for the price it's an OK alternative to the factory radio.
Pros: Easy installation, great concept
Cons: Slow App response, too much physical interaction required between phone and radio,
Not impressed at all. Should be named AppRadio BETA
1 October 2013
Summary: Value - I feel I overpaid for the radio, for what it does and how it does it. Sound Quality: Good for me. Ease of use: First of all the amount of cables needed to sync my iphone is absurd. An HDMi cable that connects to a HDMi adapter, a USB cable that needs to be connected to a lightning cable that goes to the same adapter as the HDMi that then connects to the phone.
Pros: Overall look and design of the radio is pretty great. Good video and sound quality. Good amount of apps that are compatible. Love Waze since I'm always on the road. Bluetooth is great. Great video quality for a camera.
Cons: Not many customizations, cant add many stations to the radio. Slow when changing functions. You get a beta feel out of all the functionalities for the radio. iphone 5 sync is awfull. (And this is its main feature)
Summary: This unit leaves a lot to be desired. I hate that I have to hit ok every time the unit is powered on, I hit ok the first time. This thing is very slow to respond. If I am in app mode and I get a call, to get back to app mode, I have to hit ok on my iPhone to allow the app to open. The app was already open, can't you make it just bring it to the front instead of re-open? Also, since I have corporate email on my phone, I have to have locks on it.
Pros: Sound quality is pretty good. Looks nice.
Cons: Everything above plus the EQ is not very good Lowest freq. is 125hz, which makes it hard to fine tune the sub.