Detachable Face: The CDX-GT565UP features a detachable face
for theft prevention. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face
non-detachable, if desired. No face case is included with this unit. An
optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
Caution Alarm: If you turn the ignition switch to the Off
position without detaching the front-panel, the caution alarm will sound for a
few seconds. The alarm will only sound if the built-in amplifier is used.
Dynamic Color Illuminator (35,936 colors): Dynamic Color
Illuminator lets you match the head unit's LCD & button illumination to
complement your existing vehicle lighting components. With selectable Sound
Synchronization, the timing of the color change is synchronized with the audio
source. You can select from 12 preset colors
(red/amber/m-amber/yellow/white/light green/green/light blue/sky
blue/blue/purple/pink), customized color, & 5 preset patterns
(rainbow/ocean/sunset/forest/random). The unit's Dynamic Color Illuminator
offers the following advance features.
- Day/Night Color Mode: You can register a
customize color for the unit's display and buttons for day & night time
- Sound Synchronization: The color changes according to
synchronization of playing music. When you select a preset pattern sound
synchronization becomes effective.
- White Menu: You can display the menu more
clearly (White text) without concern for the unit's other color settings.
- Start White: When you power-on the head unit, the color
of the unit's display and buttons turn white and then the color changes to
your chosen customize color. You can enjoy this effect whenever the source
is turned on.
Motion Display: This feature
shows moving patterns and a spectrum analyzer on the display when turned on.
Auto Scroll: This feature
allows long displayed items to scroll automatically across the display when the
track is changed on a disc.
Display Illumination/Clock Display: Pressing the Source/Off
button once will switch sources. Pressing and holding the Source/Off button for
one second will turn off audio output, but the clock display and button
illumination remain on. To turn the unit off completely, you must press and hold
the Source/Off button for two seconds.
Dimmer: To change the brightness of the display you can set
the CDX-GT565UP to one of three dimmer modes - Dimmer Auto (dims the display
automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), Dimmer Off (deactivates
the dimmer), and Dimmer On (display always dim).
Auto Off: When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the
radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting a
set amount of time after you turn the power off. The Auto Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes,
60 minutes, or No.
Demo Mode: The head unit's demo mode can be turned On or Off.
USB Port: The receiver's front-panel Type-A USB port can be
used for plugging in a (MSC) Mass Storage Class or MTP (Media Transfer Protocol)
type USB device. The head unit can play music files stored on the USB device in
MP3, WMA, or AAC formats (up to 320 kbps). The head unit can recognize up to 128
folders with 500 tracks each when connected to a USB Mass Storage Device. The
CDX-GT565UP offers the following USB search, playback, and display functions.
- Search Modes:
- Quick-BrowZer: allows you to search for a track on
a connected USB device easily by category (Genre, Artist, Album, or
- Jump Mode: gets you closer to the song you want by
allowing you to fast forward through a music category in 10%
- Zappin: play music (files or folders) in 6, 15, or
30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your
connected USB device
- Playback Modes:
- Repeat: repeat a single track or repeat an entire
- Random: shuffle all tracks or a specific album
- Display Information:
- Numeric Text: track number and elapsed playing time
- Alphanumeric Text: song title, artist name, and
Note: This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a
USB hub. Not all MP3, WMA, AAC files may playback due to file
variations. Copyright protected ACC-LC files cannot be played back.
USB 1-Wire iPod/iPhone Control: The GT565UP's front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via a single
cable (iPod dock connector-to-USB cable; not included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone
connection lets you
directly connect, charge, & control select iPod/iPhones via the USB jack on
the front of the unit, as well as view metadata like song title & artist name on
the front display.
- Bypass iPod DAC: The USB connection allows your
iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound
quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing
iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 120dB.
- Information Display: The head unit will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track #, Elapsed playing
time, Song title, Artist name, and Album label.
- Music Navigation: You can choose to control the iPod/iPhone
from the head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.
- Quick-BrowZer: the Quick-BrowZer feature allows you
to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song,
Genre, Playlist, or Podcast
- Alphabetical Search: search within a specific Quick-BrowZer
category or All tracks alphabetically (A-Z)
- Zappin: with the Zappin feature, you can play music
tracks & albums in 6, 15, or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking
for on your connected iPod/iPhone
- Repeat & Shuffle Play: Repeat (Track/Album) &
Shuffle (Album) playback modes
- Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to
ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge your
iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then this unit will not recognize it.
Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th
gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device to connect to the head unit.
Pandora App: Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music
service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere,
through personalized radio stations. The Sony CDX-GT565UP provides complete
access to your Pandora account using your iPhone, via the head unit's
front-panel USB port. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's
iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data