Great deal from Amazon. (270 USD) with Amazon prime shipping. A lot cheaper compared with the other expensive ones in this tough economy.
Pros: ----- This one is a new version, March 2009 release.
1. In-Built Bluetooth works fine and plays music directly from Iphone without having to connect any wires to it. No hissing nor static noise in the back ground. Audio from Bluetooth is crystal clear. 2. Rear view camera(bought a 40 USD camera from Amazon and hooked it up by myself), DVD player, FM(16 presets), all works as advertised. 3. Cheaper (270 USD) when compared to Pioneer AVH-P3100DVD with Blue tooth which comes to atleast 420 USD.(with the steering wheel interface) 4. I got Pioneer AVH-P3100DVD (just for comparison) and this unit and tried both of them in my Honda Pilot to check how it works and did not see any difference in quality. 5. Bought a soldering Iron(15 USD) and soldered all the wires by myself. (saved 60 USD in installation charges).Instruction manual provided is more than sufficient to do it. 6. Prompt customer support via email when you register in their website.
I hope the quality of this product lasts for a long time.
Minor tweaks ------------ 1. Connected the Dimmer to the parking brake to make the DVD play in the front panel as well. 2. Had to connect the rear view camera trigger wire to the back up light system. 3. Need to connect the rear view camera video output to the CAM input.
Cons: ----- 1. 4 star rating because it does not have a steering wheel control Interface but to compensate for it they provide a wireless remote control. 2. Does not support SDHC or USB memory stick more than 2 GB.
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