Summary: I purchased an F900BT with my new truck purchase. The unit failed and had to be replaced three times. Recently, I ordered a 2012 map update for $120. The update failed in mid process and Pioneer charged me $80 to reset the software. After the update was completed I was looking forward to the 12 million POI's they advertised only to find they removed all but a few, ie no restaurants, gas stations, ... Which renders the unit non-functional.
Summary: Fortunately they only made these units for a short period of time. I had always been a big Pioneer fan until this piece of garbage which turned into a waste of a thousand bucks. From the get go this thing gave me problems. The load up time is long. The touch screen is terrible. The screen would occasionally freeze. Then this puppy just gave out. Right out of warranty the unit started powering up and down constantly whenever the car moved.
Summary: I purchased this from a dealer in January, 2009, who installed it very well. 2.0 firmware out of the box. The unit has some good points, however, the bottom line is that it is *mostly annoying* What drove me over the edge is that today I received an Email from Pioneer wanting $120 for new maps and new OS. I will NEVER buy another Pioneer product! Nevertheless, to give you more detail: PROS; 1.) It generally works, sooner or later.
Summary: I bought this based on Amazon description and reviews and am totally disappointed ... after paying $350 to have it installed. I updated the firmware and that didn't seem to change much of anything. Can't get the Bluetooth to work with my phone and there is no sound when the IPod is connected. Navigation is the biggest disappointment. Can't understand the map screen at all -- not intuitive and there is no manual to keep in the car -- only online or on accompanying DVD.
Summary: I have one of these (I've had it for 11 months), and it might be the worst piece of consumer electronics ever, or at least that I've ever used. And to help you calibrate that statement, I'll point out that I owned two, count 'em, two of the original MSN-TV (or whatever it was called) DISHPlayers -- the previous lead contender for Worst Consumer Electronics Ever.
Summary: If you like it when your computer freezes or reboots without warning... You will love this head unit. If you like getting lost while using GPS... You will love this head unit. If you like waiting for your radio to work when you get in your car, sometimes as long as two minutes... You will love this head unit. Thanks Pioneer for wasting my time and money. I had to pay some one to install this radio and then pay them to put my old one back in. I love blowing money.
Summary: VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THIS PRODUCT; IT CAME IN MY 2009 SCION XB; THE SCREEN IS HARD TO READ IN DAYLIGHT; THE TOUCH SCREEN DOES NOT RESPOND WELL; SLOW START UP TIME; DOES NOT PERMIT PHONE CONTACT INFORMATION TO BE LOADED MANUALLY OR VIA SD MEMORY CHIP; LINKS UP WITH LG FUSIC PHONE BUT WILL NOT UPLOAD PHONE BOOK CONTACTS FROM PHONE THEREBY MAKING THE VOICE RECOGNITION USELESS.
Summary: Well I looked at this thing in a real live store because I didn't want to make a mistake, and still I did. It has some pros and more annoying cons. 1. Sound quality This is a pro, it sounds 10 times better than the six stacker CD player that came in my hi end automobile, clean clear bass and sharp uncoloured treble. 2.
Summary: This is a great product on paper, but think twice before you become an early adopter. The unit is plague with bugs. Some are so bad it make the unit unusable. Here are a few examples: Bluetooth 1. Blackberry connects 50 percent of the time 2. Won't transfer address book 3. Sound quality is terrible. 4. The audio didn't mute when a call was placed Sirius 1. Unable to get audio to work. ipod 1. Continuous lock up with communication to iPod GPS 1.