Summary: Thank you. I just got this as a gift for Christmas, an early one. I have a 2000 Honda CRV and needed a sound upgrade. This JVC did the trick. I had it installed this morning and WOW is all I can say. Solid bluetooth, can use my LG G3 with ease, phone calls are crystal clear.
Pros: Fun Factor, Bluetooth, Android/Iphone compatible, Sound Quality for the Price...awesome.
Cons: It would be hard to install for a novice I think, but otherwise have at it, or like me...just have someone install it for you!
Summary: The HU is great. The variable color schemes are a great feature and it's not too bright like some others. The "built-in" bluetooth isn't really built-in. It's a small microphone that has to be attached via adhesive backing somewhere on your dash. It sounds okay, but not truly built-in.
Pros: Variable Color Display, Bluetooth Connectivity, Ease of Use
Cons: Bluetooth streaming doesn't display song title from Android phone.
Summary: Bought this refurbished model from Crutchfield and just had it installed. The system looks amazing. Very cool. I appreciated the dozen or so audio presets from pop, rock, dance etc. Plus, the way you can customize the lights on this device. I set it up for my son in Kansas City Royals colors.
Pros: Looks really cool.
Cons: Instruction manual not easy to follow. The various buttons are not easy to follow. You have to play with them to understand what their function is.
Summary: As others have stated, does not keep time/date at all. There is a frequent shift within hours of resetting every time. Installation in my 2001 f150 required sifnificant dash cutting and it's not worth the effort to pull it out and start over. Bluetooth microphone also doesn't work that well.
Pros: Color is adjustable to match OEM lighting.
Cons: Installation difficulty, BT mic and date/time inaccuracy. Menu selection/programming cumbersome.
Summary: For a cheap Double-DIN you can't beat it...Pandora, iHeartRadio controls & Bluetooth, and from a name like JVC, it's a steal.
Pros: Double-DIN form factor fits factory opening, installation is very straightforward and it's highly customizable with the colors...that was a must; I have mine set to all white...if I was stuck with the rainbow-y crap I would have sent it back.
Cons: Bluetooth microphone mounting options are pretty limited to the steering column. I'd like to have been able to mount it on the pillar for a more factory looking finish. My biggest complaint is there isn't a USB port on the back, because I'd like to hide my iPod in the glove box and leave it conne...