Excerpt: im a bit let down with this item as there is no way to connect any iphone to this its only for android :( so for any iphone uses we need to wait for a mirrorlink update or start thinking about a new phone on the + side sound quality is amazing with vibe door speakers and 6x9s my car sounded like it had a sub with just this set up and some playing around with the equalizer
Excerpt: You have to check the sony website to confirm Mirror link is available on your phone. The Samsung S4 does NOT have mirror link. I assumed that if the S3 had he S4 would but no. Also, sadly, the Halfords staff at 4 stores also did not know but thought it would 'probably' be ok. It isn't.
Summary: Pretty good, I usually go with Sony because i'm used to it. I do most of my listening through the ipod, and i must say the on board ipod controls are a bit problematic at times. and often result after a while in my ipod crashing, this seems to be avoided by turning on passenger ipod control and controlling it directly, but then the display becomes boring just telling me that its on passenger control.
Summary: This unit is a great value for the money. I replaced my 2005 chevy silverado's factory head unit with this receiver and was blown away by the change in the sound quality. I had no idea my factory speakers had that much life in them! The replacement was easy. I bought the kit that retains the factory amp and steering wheel controls and it is definately worth it. All around an easy installation.
Pros: Great sound quality. Great video quality. Lots of media features. The Bluetooth feature is easy to use and I have not had any complaints about phone conversations being unclear ( even in a diesel truck).
Cons: The touch screen is a little hard to use in certain menus. Especially the eq7 sound menu. I have cancelled the menu while making changes several times by inadvertently touching the cancel command. The icons are really close together.
Summary: I like this radio. The setup was easy and there are various options to choose, so read your manual. One of the features I like most is the front USB. I have loaded all of my music using NERO software onto a stubby USB thumb drive and can easily access my music using the USB Music app. The album art displays on the screen when it is playing. This makes this very appealing to the eye while the music plays very well through the head unit.
Pros: Great Sony product. I picked this one because of the features and options for the price.
Summary: I like the receiver but was slightly disappointed overall with it. I didn't research properly and found out after installing that my Samsung Galaxy S4 active doesn't actually work with the Mirrorlink bluetooth functionality of the receiver. I wanted to conveniently control the music on my phone in the car with the in-dash receiver without having to plug in any cables to the phone but they are incompatible. I think this is actually Samsungs fault though.
Pros: The screen is very nice. Rotary volume knob is excellent. pressing the volume knob changes your playback sources. plays videos from the usb ports. i
Cons: Mirrorlink is not compatible with every device, no Auxiliary Audio input jack, menu is a pain to navigate, have to scroll up and down in a semi 3d plane to cycle through available playback sources/options. Would be easier side to side instead. Pretty expensive.
Summary: I like it. I get lots of comments on the stereo. The sound quality is great and so is the ease of movie around the apps and sources on the stereo. Screen switching is very fast and video is clear and bright. I wouldn't say it is worth the money however.