Summary: Installed this along with a Sony stereo in my Chris-Craft. It works well, just wish it had better iPod integration. A little disappointed it doesn't show song titles, etc but this was mentioned in other reviews.
Summary: I'd give this a 5 star rating, like other reviews have stated, it's a pain to locate a specific song from the remote. I have to use the main head unit. I figured a way to get around it by hooking in a Blue Tooth to the main unit and I have pick songs from my iPhone to play. I like the large display and buttons. It's a good looking as well. With a big unit comes a big hole. Yikes!
Pros: Attractive Easy to use Large controls
Cons: Hard to search for songs on an iPod Big mounting hole
Summary: Read less than stellar reviews, but better than I expected, and once I figured out where to put it(I relocated another gauge) it's so much easier that laying on the deck to deal with the head unit. All you have to do is scroll through the album titles one at a time, which is kind of tedious, but once you get use to it, no problem
Summary: Cable was too short. Couldnt buy one from Sony. Purchased extension cable online. When playing iPod, you can not see the song titles on the display, all it shows is "USB". This remote is good for changing volume, changing radio stations if you listen to the tuner and putting a little light on the swimdeck at night...not much else.
Pros: Seems to be more rugged than previous remote
Summary: I HAVE HAD 3 SONY REMOTES ON MY BOAT OVER THE YEARS. EACH ONE LASTS ABOUT 2 - 3 YEARS. THIS WAS A NEW MODEL 1 1/2 YEARS AGO WHEN I INSTALLED IT. REMOTE IS STILL FUNCTIONING PERFECTLY AT THIS TIME. INSTALLATION WAS VERY DIFFICULT, I HAD TO DRILL A GIANT HOLE IN THE BACK OF THE BOAT, MUCH LARGER THAN WITH PREVIOUS SURFACE MOUNT MODELS. THIS IS TOUGH THROUGH SOLID FIBERGLASS AND WOOD..... STILL WORKING THOUGH.
Summary: Crutchfield delivered as usual! Great service. Pretty nice unit. Note: before you cut a 3-1/4" hole in your boat, this unit can control your Ipod, but cannot control playlists, artists etc. So you will be scrolling through 500 or so songs to find what you want. I should have read the specs a little closer.
Pros: Nice package. Waterproof.
Cons: Big hole to mount it. No "search by" feature
Summary: Replaced my Sony RM-XM10 remote with this one. Works great and looks better too! Gave it only 4 stars because I've only had it a few weeks but, so far so good. Thanks Crutchfield! You were far more help than Sony themselves!