Summary: I've had the DNX9980HD for almost two years now. It is one of the most ill-advised purchases I've made at this cost. As noted by others, it has more options than anyone could possibly require. That's fine, but navigating the options while driving (switching from radio to Sirius to CD) is dangerous. The voice commands are not intuitive and work episodically. In fact, nothing in the system is intuitive.
Summary: WELL THIS IS THE BEST RADIO KENWOOD HAS MADE THAT IS AFFORDABLE AND YET STILL HAVE A ALL IN ONE PACKAGE NAVAGATION IS BY FAR THE BEST THE THE BRIGHT SCREEN I KNOW SOME HATE I LOVE BECAUSE I HAVE SO MANY OPTIONS AND STILL LEARNING MORE IF YOU BUY IT WILL HAVE THE LATEST UPDATED SOFTWARE ,,,LISTEN YOU NEED GOOD CLEAN POWER TO OPERATE WITH LITTLE LAG CLEAN YOUR POST EXSPECIALLY NEAGATIVE IT WILL AFFECT THE HD 9980 AND IF YOU HAVE AMP OPTION MAKE SURE IT HAS THE PROPER TOTAL...
Kenwood DNX9980HD eXcelon In-Dash Multimedia Navigation System
Merlyn Neel, Amazon
7 March 2013
Summary: This radio is not easy to use. It works ok but is the most difficult thing I have ever tried to operate. If I had known how hard it would be to operate it, I would not have bought it. Kenwood's design of this radio makes me to not ever want to buy another Kenwood product. The only good thing about this radio is useing Garmin GPS.
Summary: I love it. I have had a couple issues though. The first is my mobile phone doesnt allow me to always see or hear the txt msg and my phonebook doesn't download to the stereo. I manually input my favorite. other than those minor issues I love this head unit.
Summary: WELL LET ME START OFF BY SAYING I ALWAYS BUY KENWOOD I HAD A KVT516 ANND THEN DDX512 THIS UNIT BLOWS BOTH OF THEM OUT THE WATER IM HAVE RESEARCHED THIS RADIO FOR WEEKS BEFORE BUYING AND I DID READ A LOT OF NOT SO GOOD REVIEWS,, BUT I LOVED THE IDEA OF VOICE COMMANDS AND NO IT DOES NOT WORK PERFECT BUT I FIND IT DOES WORK WAY BETTER THEN USING THE REMOTE OR ENTERING BY HAND,, LIKE GPS ITS AMAZING I WILL SAY ON A SCALE OF 1-10 THE V0ICE COMMANDS IS 7 ONLY BECAUSE YOU NEED...
Summary: I would like to give my .02 on this unit by Kenwood. I will start by throwing out the negative: The options you might want to add to it will cost extra money. For me it was sirius sat radio, IPOD controls, and a backup camera. Lets face it here, all of the competition makes you pay for add-ons too. I read some reviews about cold starts on this unit and have noticed it a little slower to boot up when the ground is frozen out!
Summary: My son owns a custom audio installation business and I am familiar with many brands of receivers and this is by far the most advanced unit I have seen to date. If this radio doesn't have what you want, then you don't need it.
Summary: I love the unit...I do. I would love one that worked! The units have had a bunch of different issues to include constantly resetting itself at will like another persons comments to a confused Bluetooth software setup to an IPOD link that constantly fails. The latest unit continues to turn off and on and will also need replacing. I have contacted the company that installed the unit and Kenwood and am waiting for a resolution to this problem.
Summary: I bought this to replace our clunky factory unit in our Chrysler Town & Country. The interface is just so poorly designed that it is clunky to use... there is nothing elegant or easy about it. On the positive side: it uses Garmin for navigation, and I think their product is great... nice navigation. That's it for positives. The voice command is really, pretty pathetic. It works with the navigation system, but that's about it... completely useless for any other functions.