Summary: I was very hesitant to spend this kind of money but after reading many reviews this had the options I was looking for. One in particular is the ability to take the faceplate off which is a big plus and offered peace of mind of not getting ripped off. I had two cameras put in forward and aft and use the rear one when in heavy traffic. I just don't like that you cannot listen to the radio while having the rear camera on.
Summary: ...which is more than I could say for the Pioneer AVIC 940BT that this thing replaced. The Pioneer unit drove me crazy with it's cryptic, multi-step menus for basic functions, its 240 page user manual, and its menu lock-outs while in motion. I originally bought a JVC from a local store as an "open-box" item to fit into my second car, and I liked it so much that I decided to return the Pioneer and get another JVC to replace it.
Summary: I've had this unit for almost a year now and absolutely love almost everything about it. The radio sounds great, bluetooth works well, CDs play, navigating through music menus is a breeze, XM works well, faceplate is easily-removable, etc. For all the great features of this radio, it has a couple downfalls. That's what I'm going to talk about. 1. GPS/Maps - I recently moved to Alaska and the GPS feature is nearly worthless in Anchorage, AK.
Summary: I recently purchased and installed this head unit in my Jeep and am very pleased. It sounds great and is very easy to use. The response time between screens is quick and seamless. There are only a couple little things that I am not crazy about, the blue tooth works great in the Jeep but you can't voice dial anyone (or I have not figured out how to yet). It also does not allow you to pick up another call when you are currently on a call.
Summary: This is the first Navigation unit I have owned so my opinion is not based on a lot of comparative experience. I did learn some things that I didn't know before going into this. 1 My Ford truck has the SYNC system, and the stock radio is highly integrated with the vehicle and the SYNC system. Putting in an aftermarket system is more complicated than just a straight up swap.