Summary: There are too few controls, and too deep of a menu structure. Setting preset radio stations, then finding them while you drive is outright dangerous. It has a ton of flexibility, but I still don't feel like I'm able to get a good sound with the high-end Toyota-provided amps and speakers.
Summary: It worked okay for a few months but then started acting up. I press a button for a certain function and it does something completely different. On top of that it now doesn't pick up any HD stations.
Summary: It worked for maybe a year. Now it just spits out CDs every time I try to put one in. The auxiliary input still works, so I've just been hooking up my iPod to that and using it that way. Wish I could still play CDs.
Summary: Because of this (and the previous radio I bought for our previous car) radio, I now count USB and analog audio connections to a car stereo as vital. Our first "expensive" (ie. one that we bought instead of using whatever was in the car) radio also had a Smart Media slot, but we basically never used...
Summary: This is a great radio with one FATAL flaw. Everything, and I mean everything is great with this radio except for 1 BIG thing. In my area (Los Angeles), HD radio stations transmit using a bitrate of 40-100 kbit/s, and some even 25 kbit/s. For comparison, a standard CD uses 1400 kbit/s.
Summary: AM band never produced anything but static. Folder browsing USB drives or MP3 Discs is not intuitive and easy to get lost. USB jack is only powered when selected. HD would tune in and out repeatedly when the signal was weak constantly interrupting the music.
worked great for 18 months cd player no longer works
Kelly Hensley, Amazon
15 August 2010
Summary: I did not even play many cds in this unit. But i guess when you spend such little money and get all these features you can only expect them to last a year. Just keep in mind do you want to save NOW or LATER. Choice is yours. Think about it.