I'm loving this receiver but it does have some drawbacks.
I've been a SiriusXM subscriber since 2004 (Sirius at the time before the merger), so the add-on SiriusXM tuner was a must as well.
The functionality is very nice but I do have a few gripes about it. I had a Sirius Starmate receiver in my truck before and it had artist and song alerts. Let's say you really love The Beatles - when a Beatles song comes on you could press the memo button. It would ask if you wanted to store the artist or the song. Next time it comes on, the Starmate would alert you to that artist or song, whichever one you chose.
I've looked all over the manual and through the Pioneer AVH-X5700BHS' settings and can't find how to do that anywhere. The SiriusXM tuner, SiriusXM SXV300v1 Connect Vehicle Tuner Kit for Satellite Radio
says it supports that functionality but I guess Pioneer has chosen not to implement it in the receiver. That's a shame, but something I can live with.
There are other things that bother me, such as only having 6 channel presents per screen. 10 would've been nicer.
But there are other things that I absolutely love about the SiriusXM integration that I didn't have with my old receiver.
This one will buffer the audio on your first 6 presets. So if you switch to a preset, you can rewind it to see what you might've missed.
I love that feature and use it a lot - mostly with the Tune Scan button - it will go through and play a few seconds of all the songs in the buffer. When it starts playing one you like, you just click play to stop scanning. Very cool.
The ability to play from a USB stick is nice but in practice, this receiver doesn't exactly shine. When playing from USB, the interface becomes very laggy and slow. It works... but the interface isn't nearly as responsive.
A one-button access to the camera would be nice to have. I installed the micro bypass switch MicroBypass ALL AVH-X Video In Motion Interface for Select Pioneer Receivers
with this unit so that I can see video in motion. In order to see the rear camera I have to go into settings, camera and turn it on. To turn it off you just click the X on the image when it's displayed. But to turn it on again, you have to go back into settings, camera, and on again.
HD Radio is nice to have. I had no idea it sounded so good. I live in the Atlanta radio market, which has got to be one of the worst in the country, especially for rock music listeners. But it's nice to have this option even though there are very few listenable stations.
All in all, this is a great receiver with a few drawbacks but I'm loving it.
January 14, 2016 - For the most part I still love this receiver but playback from a USB flash drive continues to be frustrating. I even bought a high speed stick (SDCZ73-128G-G46) hoping to see a performance boost but no such luck.
Even after having the head unit build a database on the stick, the interface is so slow it's barely usable. And album art is very hit and miss on whether or not it'll show while playing.
The AppRadio stuff is pretty worthless and I've given up trying to see any value in it.
One good thing I have discovered though is that when connected to your phone via Bluetooth, the navigation buttons work with all the music services I've tried. Pandora, Google, Amazon music... the play, pause, forward and back buttons work from the head unit though album only displays from Pandora far as I can tell.