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214 of 230 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2011
I have had this product some time now,it IS actually a good product,bluetooth connects seamlessly,but do note,if you have a password and or lock on your phone you will need to re connect manually everytime.I would suggest the Metra harness kit (minor research at the Metra website will identify your needs quickly),also get the surround kit too,mine is in a 2006 F150 Lariat,wife enjoys watching movies when we go on long journeys,dont advocate it to everyone but earth the brake wire to the unit or neagative and will play while driving.Just saying is all.Now it IS a basic unit so dont expect to download pictures or the like,no background choices and boring display when in radio or cd mode,but ipod works very well as do the headrest monitors those you can buy from Amazon also at a way low price for a pair,equally simple to install..................to finish,for the price point it is a good basic or starter unit.You cannot integrate a cd changer with this unit,it is designed for single use,however there is always ways to add on,I run a multi DVD changer on this and will add a Game Cube too.
November 27th 2011.......................This is an update on this unit,this now lives in a second vehicle and is still going strong,since day one I have had no problems with this unit,I do ALOT of off roading and it takes alot to make this unit "skip",still plays dvd's just fine,still running 2x headrest monitors too,again,without problems no longer have a game cube on this unit,no other reason than its on loan to my friend who has two squabbling sons and she appreciates the silence from the backseat!!!!There is only the SLIGHTEST of ghosting on fast paced games, barely noticable............still run the dvd changer on this unit too,I stand by my initial assessment,this IS a basic unit but reading reviews of much higher $$$$ units,this was and still is a GREAT buy................May 2012..........unit now resides in a Bronco(made a cage to hold it),STILL going strong,not sure,reading other reviews,if I got the best one ever made,but I REALLY have had no trouble with this unit at all and still works as well as it did when it first came out the box!Update.............Aug 2012,sorry to those who asked questions,I am not being rude just am really BAD a checking questions.I apologise.The unit is still running strong and reading other reviews from others less happy,I must have got a great one,I havent had one problem with any functions and still works as good as they first day it went into the first vehicle.I have installed these now into numerous other vehicles for other people and havent had any issue save with one but the warranty doesnt cover a 5 year old pushing a lollipop stick into the CD slot!!!!!!!Once removed and a cd cleaner inserted seems to be working fine.
August 27th 2012...........still going strong,no issues.
April 23rd 2013.............unit is still working well,had to put a cleaner disc in it in March as it started jumping.After cleaning disc was used,back to working with no issues.January 14th 2014...........unit still functioning well,did have issue with the faceplate motor but a quick read online,took the top outer case off,applied light silicone grease on the guide arms and cogs(used for electronics like cogs etc on these units)put the case back on and runs like a top again.Still very pleased with this basic unit.
Its now October 2014 and the unit is still working fine,its looking old now(wear on buttons)but still plays DVD's without a problem,motor on screen when opening became erratic a couple months ago so pulled it out opened the top case and re greased (very fine silicone grade)the cogs(only plastic)re assembled and has been fine since.I occasionally read other reviews and am sorry to read others have problems with this unit as I really haven't had any problems other than re greasing really.I am surprised myself that it has worked aslong as it has especially with little hands involved!Cant answer for reception problems alongchannels as this has always played clearly with no distortion.