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61 of 69 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Middle of the road... Definitely has some things that need to be addressed, May 29, 2012
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This review is from: BOSS Audio BV9967BI In-Dash Single-Din 7-inch Motorized Detachable Touchscreen DVD/CD/USB/SD/MP4/MP3 Player Receiver Bluetooth Streaming and Hands-free with Remote (Wireless Phone Accessory)
Seeing as how there are very few reviews on this product, I want to give a thorough explanation as to why I only give this stereo a 3 out of 5 stars:

Pros:

cool factor... most people dont have touch screen car stereos
cool factor... motorized slide out 7" screen
CD player works flawlessly, although it is dang slow to load a cd and start playing
FM radio works flawlessly
Bluetooth functionality works flawlessly when paired with my Motorola droid bionic smart phone and plays music just fine
Playing DVD movies works flawlessly

ok... so I bought the stereo EXPECTING it to do those things, so aside from the "cool factor" items, those are a wash.

Cons:

anything so far attached via the USB interface locks up the unit, requiring various levels of shut down to return functionality.
I tried to attached an Ipod... locked it up and would not function. I tried playing a movie that was saved on a USB flash drive... locked it up, and it would not function... tried again, it started to play, then froze.

the microSD card slot is a cool feature, but from a standpoint of movies, it just wont work- same thing happens as the above- the unit just freezes up, or starts to play, then freezes up. I have not tried to play any music saved to an SD card, so i do not know if that will function or not.

Niggling complaints:

the overall user interface on this device is very kindergarten level. the icons remind me of old school windows desktop icons.
fairly slow to move from one function to another.
CLOCK! would it be so hard to put the clock where you can see it> the only place it will display the time is on the main screen when you have the 7" screen open, or when the unit is off.

So, hope that helps... overall, I'm OK with the purchase, but not overjoyed. As long as the FM radio works, the CD/DVD function works, and it streams bluetooth, it meets my needs. the other functions basically are icing on the cake... that melted away and dropped on the floor, since they dont really function reliably.

I should add, that im on unit number two, soon to be number three.... thank god for Amazon returns... the first unit sent had a definite malfunction with the bluetooth... when you were streaming, it would randomly cut out. sometimes after a few minutes, sometimes it would go for up to an hour. the only way to restore it was to actually turn the vehicle off so that it completely cut power to the unit, then it would work fine for another period of time. I returned that one, and ordered a replacement... the S--- for brains that I ordered the second one from here on amazon sent me the wrong unit. I have it installed, and am using it, but am going to return it and hope they send the correct on this time... the one drawback with the returns is that Amazon does not send a replacement for the defective unit, you have to return it, and wait for them to credit your payment method...

anyway, as long as you are aware of the above, and the cons are not that big a deal to you, you should enjoy this unit.
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Initial post: Apr 4, 2014, 8:46:43 PM PDT
Can you tell me how to use the Bluetooth? When I go to click on it it asks for a password but I never created a password? Please help. I'd really appreciate it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 7, 2014, 6:12:49 PM PST
Obiwan says:
default passwords for Bluetooth are generally zeroes. 0000 and I've heard 1234 for some devices.
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