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.
Radio station presets are a big hassle; AM reception sucks
Rocky Snow "consultant", Amazon
25 January 2012
Summary: Trying to set the radio station presets by using the brief instructions printed in the owner's manual is impossible. I've had to call Pioneer customer service help 3 times in the past year whenever trying to set my favorite radio stations. I'm reasonably bright and build computers from scratch as well as install all the software and trouble shoot IT problems. So when I say the documentation is flawed, take my word for it!
Summary: Here's what just happened to me. I buy a Pioneer AVIC system and had it professionally installed. I paid full price for it. It works for a couple years, it breaks for no reason - blank screen, can't see the touch screen buttons etc etc. Pioneer charges me 200.00 flat rate to fix it. It works for another couple years, then breaks again. They tell me it's a problem with the flex cord that bends when the screen pops out - it eventually cracks.
Summary: Here's the thing: The unit is AWSOME and the units navigation SUCKS. Love: hands-free (clear in Honda pilot) blue-tooth audio (can connect with the phone even if the phone is connected with other blue tooth device like headset or..) audio overall video overall (divx, xvid,..plays all) menu display (very clear and no problems at all with touches) installation was a breeze Hate: Navigation (just about everything in this section sucks, POIs are displayed always with the...
Summary: So far this thing has been great! I mark it down one star because even some restaurants will not come up and I know for sure they have been around for awhile, also it dies not auto fill streets or city's when finding an address like it's previous models have. Overall this is a great product and Bluetooth through the speakers is awesome when connected with IPhone, and full customization in equalizer area. Auto dim as well when headlights are turned on!
Summary: I had this Double DIN unit custom installed in my dash to replace a failing factory DIN-and-a-half unit. Everything works but some daily use things in the GUI and voice recognition leave alot to be desired. I've owned and used this unit daily for the past 8 months. It does sound great, no doubt about that. ** The GUI does not utilize space well for most screen uses. Particularly the Radio Data System (RDS) info (learn more at [...