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Our take on the Sony XAV-602BT

by Ken Nail
Sony

DVD receivers: They're not just for movies

DVD receivers add a new level of entertainment to your vehicle. You can watch a movie on the screen when you're parked on a Saturday night, or play a DVD through your rear seat video setup on the road. Touchscreen receivers allow you to breeze through menus with the tip of your finger. Most DVD receivers feature a USB input for audio from your iPod, and the ability to add an adapter that allows video to display on the screen. Some receivers even offer connections for a center speaker and a subwoofer, so you can build a full-fledged theater in your car, just like at home.

Sony XAV-602BT

App Remote offers a simplified smartphone interface in the car.

New and improved App Remote™

Sony's XAV-602BT DVD receiver stands away from the rest of the pack, thanks to App Remote™. This exclusive Sony feature combines music and select smartphone apps on select Android™ and iOS® phones into a source list that you view and control on the receiver's 6.1" display. Plus, you can use your smartphone as a remote control, accessing major receiver functions and viewing song info from most sources. With select Android phones, App Remote offers voice control of many apps that handle navigation and music playback, plus readouts of Twitter feeds and text messages. You can even tweak the sound of your devices with sound setting controls.

MirrorLink™ offers a new degree of smartphone connectivity

MirrorLink technology allows you to control compatible smartphones from your Sony receiver. MirrorLink needs three elements to do its thing: the XAV-602BT, a compatible smartphone, and an app that works with MirrorLink. Check Sony's MirrorLink compatibility chart for their latest information on compatible phones.The system works like this:

  • Download the app (prices vary) to your compatible phone. This lets the phone enter "car mode," which provides a simplified graphical interface that's ideal for use in the car, as it's easy to see at a glance, and much easier to use.
  • Connect your phone to the receiver using the receiver's USB input and your phone's USB cable.
  • Launch the app on your phone, and tap the MirrorLink icon in the receiver's source menu. The optimized car mode menu will appear on your receiver's screen.

Built-in Bluetooth® makes calling safer and streams audio, too

Sony XAV-602BT

The XAV-602BT's touchscreen sports a clean, uncluttered interface.

Sony also adds Bluetooth to the mix, for a wireless link between your mobile device and the XAV-602BT DVD receiver. If you're a Pandora® fan with an Android™ or Blackberry™ device, you can pair your phone and the receiver for complete Pandora® control without ever connecting a wire. You'll enjoy the convenience of hands-free calling, and you'll have touchscreen access to your phone book once your phone is paired.

Optional TomTom navigation

Sony's XA-NV300T navigation module is compatible with the XAV-602BT. The module delivers continuous access to TomTom's IQ Routes, a massive real travel time database with millions of users that keeps you informed of potential traffic tie-ups and accidents, sending you to your destination along the fastest route.

Plenty of media options

You can plug your iPhone® into the front USB input for direct control and playback of audio files, plus access to Pandora. For video and more, Sony's RC-202IPV cable (not included) connects your iPod or iPhone to the receiver, so you can enjoy playback of video content when parked, plus view and control compatible apps. You can play just about any CD or DVD, and the rear USB port and two audio/video inputs give you lots of options for connecting sources.

The XAV-602BT offers the option to access SiriusXM® by adding the SXV200 satellite radio tuner (not included, SiriusXM subscription required). SiriusXM offers an unparalleled variety of music, sports, news, and talk when you're on the road.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Sony stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Sony, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • detachable 6.1" touchscreen
    • MirrorLink for in-dash control of select smartphones
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • Pandora® control with iPhone®, Android™, and Blackberry™ phones
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices
    • Sony SensMe technology organizes your music (external computer required for setup)
    • EQ7 7-band equalizer
    • Advanced Sound Engine (ASE) features Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA), plus Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) for a virtual center channel
    • high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • iPod control: Sony adapter cable required for full access to audio/video content
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front and rear USB inputs, two rear A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: rear video, 5-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, mono sub)
    Other information:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    RMS Power Output
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    17 watts
    Peak Output
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    52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Preamp Voltage
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    5 volts
    Display Color
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    Key Button Color
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    Variable
    EQ Bands
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    7
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
    Parts Warranty
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    2 Years
    Labor Warranty
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    2 Years
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    USB Input
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    Front/Rear
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    SiriusXM
    HD Radio
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    No
    Navigation
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    Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Touch
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    5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
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    9 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    What's in the box?

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    • Double-din DVD receiver (10A ATC fuse inserted in chassis)
    • 6.1" Detachable monitor (installed)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Custom trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Preamp/Aux harness
    • Remote control (RM-X271)
    • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone (w/ attached 12' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • Visor bracket
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 ISO mounting screws
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Face pouch
    • Operating Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Installation/Connections booklet (En/Fr/Sp)
    • US Limited Warranty sheet
    • Canada Consumer 1 Year Warranty
    • Important Notice
    • Detaching/Attaching front-panel note
    • Face-fixing screw note

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    Touchscreen Display
    iPod/iPhone + MirrorLink Control
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" Detachable Touchscreen Display: The Sony XAV-602BT DVD receiver features a 6.1" widescreen (17:9) touchscreen LCD monitor. The WVGA LCD monitor has a high resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB; with 1,152,000 total pixels. The LCD monitor provides touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.

    • Gesture Commands (with Touch Effect): You can perform frequently-used operations by making command strokes across the XAV-602BT's touchscreen display. Draw a horizontal line left-to-right to skip/seek forward or draw a horizontal line right-to-left to skip/seek backward. You can also draw a vertical line upwards to fast-forward a video or skip forward in a folder; as well as draw a vertical line downwards to reverse a video or skip backward in a folder. When the Touch Effect feature is activated the touchscreen will display a light trail where you have touched the display.
    • Background Themes: You can select between various background themes for the head unit's touchscreen monitor. Choose from Animal, Balloon, Gate, Glow, Graffiti, Ink, Random, or Off.
    • Icon Adjustment: You can choose for the unit's Home screen menu icons to be displayed based on how often they are used or by system default. These same icons can be displayed in a 2D or 3D mode.
    Note: For your convenience, this unit is equipped with a multiple language display. You can select the language which is best suited to your first language; English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Korean, or Tai.

    Detachable Display w/ Caution Alarm: The unit's 6.1" touchscreen monitor is detachable and comes with a carrying pouch to deter theft. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the LCD monitor non-detachable, if desired. 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.

    Front-Panel Controls w/ Dynamic Color Illuminator: In addition to the head unit's touchscreen controls, the XAV-602BT also offers a rotary knob and hard-key buttons along the left side of the screen. Dynamic Color Illuminator lets you match the head unit's button illumination to complement your existing vehicle lighting components (35,936 color choices). 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).

    Picture Settings: You can select a picture quality mode suitable for the interior brightness of your vehicle. You can choose from Dynamic, Standard, Theater, Sepia, or Custom (1/2). The Custom (1/2) Picture EQ modes allow you to make your own picture quality settings by adjusting the picture tones manually. You can adjust the Brightness, Color, and Color Tone (warm/normal/cool). You can also change the screen's aspect ratio of the DVD receiver's LCD monitor to suit your video content. You can choose from Normal, Wide, Full, or Zoom.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied 22-pin harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. Video can only be displayed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.

    Dimmer + Auto Off: To change the brightness of the display you can set the XAV-602BT to one of two dimmer modes; Dimmer Auto (dims the display automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), or Dimmer On (display always dim). You can adjust the dimmer level from -5 to +5. When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting at 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.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Sony XAV-602BT has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as Double-DIN), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. This head unit does not come with a Euro-mount trim ring. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    iPod/iPhone + MirrorLink Control

    MirrorLink: MirrorLink technology offers seamless connectivity between your compatible smartphone and the Sony XAV-602BT receiver through its front- or rear-panel USB connection. Compatible phones included the the Samsung Galaxy s III (w/ Android iOS), select Sony Xperia (w/ Android iOS), and select Nokia Symbian smartphones. MirrorLink duplicates your smartphone's display on the head unit's touchscreen monitor, so you can operate MirrorLink compatible applications that have been optimized for in-car use on your smartphone from the head unit's touchscreen controls for a safer driving experience.

    • Smartphone Compatibility: To use MirrorLink with your Samsung Galaxy S III, the free "Drive Link" application must be downloaded from Samsung Apps and installed on your Galaxy S III smartphone. To use MirrorLink with your Nokia smartphone, the "Nokia Car Mode with Mirrorlink" application ($29.99) must be downloaded from the Nokia Store and installed on your compatible Nokia smartphone (701/700/603/N8/E7/C7/X7/C60-1). The Sony Xperia (Z/ZL/ZR/Z-Ultra/Z1) does not require this download.
    • App Control: Individual apps are grouped into three categories (Music, Location, Phone) for easy access. Selecting a category lets you quickly access specific apps for music playback, car navigation and maps, as well as hands-free telephone communication.
      • Music: You can listen to every music file stored in the smartphone. You can search for your music files by Favorites, Playlists, Artists, Albums, or All Songs.
      • Location: You can navigate via Google Maps. You are able to speak and type destinations. The app provides you with an on-screen map screen and audible directions.
      • Phone: The app retrieves all contact information stored in the smartphone. You can make and answer phone calls from the head unit's touchscreen, just as you would normally do on your smartphone. The head unit will even read aloud text messages and let you reply.
    Note: Compatible smartphonemodels, their launch timing, as well as functionality will differ by country or origin. Check out the MirrorLink Certified Product Listing for the latest compatible MirrorLink smartphones.

    iPod Audio/Video Playback: The Sony XAV-602BT supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector through its front- or rear-panel USB port and rear-panel composite video input. The XAV-602BT offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple devices. The Sony XAV-602BT's USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the Sony 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.

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: Using Sony's proprietary RC-202IPV iPod video cable (RC-202IPV, sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music on your iPod/iPhone and music apps on your iPhone; plus video playback of your stored movies on your iPod/iPhone and video apps on your iPhone through the Sony XAV-602BT. Video can only be displayed when the vehicle's parking brake engaged. If you only desire audio playback, you can simply use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the XAV-602BT.
    • Lightning Connector: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Sony XAV-602BT for audio playback only. You will be able to listen to stored music on your iPod/iPhone device, plus music apps on your iPhone device. Video playback is not supported.
    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    Content Browsing: The XAV-602BT provides control over your connected iPod/iPhone device with the ability to choose from various playback & search modes to suit your application. You can also choose to control your iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen or active Passenger App Control.

    • Head Unit Control: The Head Unit Control mode is supported when using the Sony RC-202IPV cable (sold separately) or the Apple cable that came with your iPod/iPhone device. In Head Unit Control mode, the Quick-BrowZer feature allows you to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Album, Track, Genre, Playlist, Artist, or Music Podcast. You can browse your videos by Movie, Rental, TV Show, Music Video, Playlist, or Video Podcast (requires Sony RC-202IPV cable). You can then search within a specific Quick-BrowZer category alphabetically (A-Z). With the unit's 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. The XAV-602BT also supports Repeat (Track/Album) & Shuffle (Album) playback modes. Older iPod/iPhone device's will be locked during connection, but Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked so you can also use your iPod/iPhone's touchscreen.
    • Passenger App Control: The Passenger App control mode lets you enjoy movie apps (that support video output) streamed to your iPhone 4/4S through the Sony XAV-602BT, using the Sony RC-202IPV cable (sold separately). You will use your iPhone 4/4S's touchscreen to operate playback functions. Video can only be displayed when the vehicle's parking brake engaged. The Passenger App mode also lets you listen to stored music and music apps on your iPod/iPhone device through the XAV-602BT (using either the RC-202IPV cable or Apple cable that came with your iPod/iPhone device). You will use your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel/touchscreen to operate music playback & search functions. Passenger App Control mode does not provide any type of on-screen song/artist information.

    Music Information + Album Art: When in Head Unit Control mode, the DVD receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, Artist/Album Name, and Album Art. The XAV-602BT will also display song/artist information and station identification from select music apps. The Passenger App Control mode does not offer song/artist information display.

    1A Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony XAV-602BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 10/24/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit Passenger App Mode Pandora App App Remote Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.0.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 7.0.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 7.0.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 7.0.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    3 7.0.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    4 7.0.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.0.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Sony XAV-602BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 2.1 + EDR), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony XAV-602BT. Please visit Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony XAV-602BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. Up to 9 phones or audio devices can be paired with the XAV-602BT, however, only one device can be used at a time. When a paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the two units.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Sony XAV-602BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls of the XAV-602BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or automatically (between 3-10 seconds) through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the head unit's LCD. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the XAV-602BT, you can dial a phone number in a variety of ways. You can manually dial phone number using the unit's touchscreen or make call using the voice tags stored in your mobile phone. You'll also be able to access your phonebook (up to 1,000 contacts/3 numbers each, as well as store 6 of your favorite contacts for speed dialing. In addition, the unit stores the last 20 calls, allowing you to select the last dialed/received/missed phone numbers. You can even use its redial function to quickly dial the last number called.
    Note: The external microphone features an attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone comes with a mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.465" (diameter) x 1.425" (depth).

    Wireless Audio Streaming (with Meta Data Display): The Sony XAV-602BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. You can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the XAV-602BT. You'll be able to control basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Shuffle/Repeat. The head unit will also display your music's song/artist information; such as Artist name, Song title, and Album title. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control advanced music playback functions. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth (not USB), the Sony XAV-602BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's "Home/Voice" button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the XAV-602BT and its microphone. The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Sony XAV-602BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Sony multimedia head unit has a front loading disc slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The Sony XAV-602BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-/+R DL, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. The Sony XAV-602BT supports various audio & video files recorded onto DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs. Files recorded onto data CDs must be formatted in ISO 9660 level 1/2 or Joliet/Romeo. Files recorded onto data DVDs must be formatted in UDF Bridge (combined UDF/ISO 9660). The XAV-602BT can support up 256 folders, and a combined 2,000 folders and files on a disc.

    Dual USB Ports: The DVD receiver is equipped with a front-panel and rear-panel USB (type-A) port that can be used for plugging in (MSC) Mass Storage Class USB devices; such as select Android devices (Froyo/Gingerbread 2.2+ OS only), digital audio players, and thumbdrives. The rear-panel USB port is attached to the rear-chassis via a 58" cable. The head unit can play video, photo, and audio files stored on a compatible USB device. The files must be formatted in FAT 12/16/32. The head unit can recognize up to 10,000 files from a single USB memory device. USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The USB ports are not MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) or MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) compatible.

    Media File Playback: The Sony XAV-602BT supports a variety of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto disc or loaded onto a USB device.

    Compatible Video Files Codec File Extension Max Bit Rate Max Resolution Max Frame Rate
    H.264/AVC (USB only) .mp4, m4v 14 Mbps 1280 x 720 30 fps (30p/60i)
    MPEG-4 .mp4 12 Mbps (USB), 10Mbps (DVD), 7Mbps (CD) 720 x 576 30 fps (30p/60i)
    WMV (USB only) .wmv 20 Mbps 1280 x 720 30 fps (30p/60i)
    Xvid .avi, xvid 8 Mbps (USB), 10Mbps (DVD), 7Mbps (CD) 720 x 576 30 fps (30p/60i)
    Compatible Audio Files Codec File Extension Bit Rate Sampling Frequency Information Display
    MP3 .mp3 48-192 kbps (VBR) 32, 44.1, 48 kHz ID3-tags (16-126 characters)
    WMA .wma 64-192 kbps (VBR) 44.1 kHz WMA-tag (63 characters)
    AAC .mp4, .m4a 40-320 kbps (VBR) 44.1, 48 kHz iTunes (126 characters)
    PCM (USB only) .wav 1,411 kbps 44.1 kHz n/a
    Compatible Photo Files Codec File Extension Profile Max Resolution Total Resolution
    JPEG (USB only) .jpg, jpeg DCF 2.0/Exif 2.21 (Baseline profile) 6048 x 4032 24,000,000 pixels

    Playback & Search Functions: The XAV-602BT offers the following USB search & playback functions.

    • Track List: The Sony XAV-602BT displays a list of albums, folders, tracks, images, or video files stored on a disc or USB device, so you can quickly search your audio/video content.
    • Quick-BrowZer: Allows you to search for a track on a connected USB device easily by category (Genre, Artist, Album, or Playlist)
    • Jump Mode: Gets you closer to the song you want by allowing you to fast forward through a music category in 10% increments.
    • Zappin: Play music (files or folders) in 6, 15, or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your inserted disc or connected USB device.
    • Repeat: DVD (Title/Chapter), CD (All/Track), MP3/WMA/AAC (All/Track/Folder), Xvid/MPEG-4/WMW/H.264 (All/File/Folder)
    • Random: DVD (Title), CD (Disc), MP3/WMA/AAC (Folder), Xvid/MPEG-4/WMV/H.264 (Folder)
    • Multi-Disc Resume: The Sony XAV-602BT can store the playback resume settings in its memory for up to 5 DVD discs.

    Off Insert/Eject + Audio Reload: A disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. The head unit will automatically begin disc playback, when a disc is inserted with the receiver set to a different source or powered off. The DVD receiver will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.

    Content Transfer/SensMe Online Software: The Content Transfer/SensMe online software can organize your music into playlists that perfectly match your mood, scene, and location, making it easier to choose the music that fits the moment. SensMe actually looks at the beats-per-minute and automatically groups your music (stored on your windows-based computer) into channels, making listening and managing all of your content even simpler. Once you have downloaded & used the SensMe software to organize your PC's music, you can then transfer that music to your USB mass storage class device (Not iPod/iPhone or MTP Device) for playback on the Sony head unit. You can select & play a channel that fits your mood from the following categories.

    • Time of Day: Tracks are recommended for each time of day. Choose from Morning, Daytime, Evening, Night, or Midnight.
    • Music Type: Plays tracks according to the music type. Choose from Energetic, Relax, Upbeat, Mellow, Lounge, Emotional, Dance, and Extreme.
    • Driving Type: Plays track that are suitable for type of driving. Choose from Freeway, Chillout Drive, Weekend Trip, Midnight Cruise, Party Ride, Morning Commute, and Going Home.
    • Mood Map: Distributes tracks as dots on a two-axis mood map, based on the characteristics of individual tracks (last 200 tracks transferred). Simply touch a point on the map according to your Mood (Sad/Happy), Type (Acoustic/Electronic), Style (Soft/Hard), or Time (Morning/Midnight) and a circle appears around the touched point, and the tracks inside that circle are played.
    Note: Download of the Content Transfer/SensMe online software to your windows-based computer is required to enable the SensMe function on this head unit. The software must be downloaded to your PC & then music content must be transferred to a USB (MSC) device. The SensMe software is not compatible with iPod/iPhone or USB MTP devices.

    System Requirements for SensMe Software: Your Windows-based computer must meet the following system requirements.

    System Requirements
    CPU Intel Pentium III Processor 450 MHz or higher
    OS Windows 7 (SP1), Windows Vista (SP1 or later), Windows XP (SP2 or later)
    RAM 256 MB or more (for Windows XP), 512 MB or more (for Windows Vista or later)
    Port USB
    Monitor High color (16-bit) or more, 800 x 600 dots or more
    Connection Internet
    Note: 64-bit & Media Center versions of Windows XP are not supported. Not compatible Mac.

    AM/FM+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    Digital Clarity Tuner w/ RDS: The Sony XAV-602BT is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology. Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible FM stations. FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal. The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 (total: 18 FM/12 AM). Preset tuning can be done manually or automatically (BSM). BSM (Best Tuning Memory) selects stations with the best signals within the selected band and stores them in order of their frequency. You can select from FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.

    Pandora Internet Radio: 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 XAV-602BT DVD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio that is being streamed to your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth-paired Android/Blackberry smartphone (A2DP/AVRCP/SPP profiles). You will need to download the latest Pandora App version onto your compatible smartphone device from iTunes App Store, Android Market, or BlackBerry App World. The Sony XAV-602BT will display song/artist/album information, as well as provide control over your Pandora music.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • New Station: Based on a currently playing track or artist, you can create a new station and save it to your Pandora account. Stations can also be deleted.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora Internet Radio music service account. Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Sony XAV-602BT comes ready for SiriusXM programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit SiriusXM.com for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel list displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

    Dynamic Reality Amp w/ 24-Bit DAC The Sony XAV-602BT DVD receiver features a newly developed sound processor for less distortion, an S-MOSFET IC for smooth signal transmission, and a large-sized capacitor for deep bass sound. In addition, the XAV-602BT is equipped with Sony's Dynamic Reality Amp to produce 3-dimensional sound staging for more realistic sound inside your vehicle. The Sony XAV-602BT also utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for the Sony XAV-602BT are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the XAV-602BT are as follows:

    • Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 52 watts x 4-channels (208 total watts)

    5ch/5V Preamp Outputs + Subwoofer Control: The XAV-602BT contains five 5-volt RCA preamp outputs; a front channel pair, rear channel pair, and mono-subwoofer channel. The front and rear channel preamp outputs can be faded. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preamp output's volume level independently from the head unit's volume control from -6 to +6 in 1dB increments. You can also select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.

    Low-Pass & High-Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer preamp output features a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. The front & rear speaker outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off.

    EQ7: You can select an equalizer curve from eight music types; Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom, or Off (Flat). The Custom EQ7 mode allows you to make your own equalizer settings. You can adjust the level (+/-8dB) of seven different frequency bands; Band1 (63Hz), Band2 (160Hz), Band3 (400Hz), Band4 (1kHz), Band5 (2.5khz), Band6 (6.3khz), and Band7 (16.0kHz).

    ASE (Advanced Sound Engine): The Sony XAV-602BT offers multi-channel playback with its Advanced Sound Engine, featuring Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA), Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO), and Rear Bass Enhancer (RBE) to create a virtual 5.1 listening experience to rival the most advanced home theater equipment.

    • ITA (Intelligent Time Alignment): This unit can change the localization of sound by delaying the sound output from each speaker and subwoofer to suit your position, giving you the feeling of being in the center of the soundfield wherever you sit in the car. The options for the Listening Positions are - Front Left, Front Right, Front Center, All, Custom, or Off. The Custom ITA mode allows you to precisely calibrate the output from each speaker so that the sound from all speakers reaches the listener at the same time. Simply measure the distance between your listening position and each speaker from 0 to 13.1' (in 0.8125" increments). You can also set the subwoofer distance of the subwoofer to Near, Normal, or Far.
    • CSO (Center Speaker Organizer): A typical surround sound systems has 5 speakers (front left/right, rear left/right, center) and 1 subwoofer. CSO allows you to create a virtual center channel speaker even though a real center speaker is not connected.
    • RBE (Rear Bass Enhancer): RBE enhances the bass sound by applying the low-pass filter setting to the rear speakers. This function allows the rear speakers to work as a subwoofer even if there is no subwoofer connected.

    Level Adjustments: You can adjust the audio output level for a DVD recorded in Dolby Digital format, to reduce the volume level differences between disc and source. Dynamic Range Compression makes the sound clearer when the volume is set to low while watching a DVD movie. You can set the Audio DRC to Standard (normal) or Wide (live performance). In addition, you can adjust the volume level of each connected speaker individually.

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    AV Connections

    Dual Audio/Video Inputs: The XAV-602BT is equipped with two audio/video inputs for connecting an external audio/video source. Each audio/video input consists of a composite video jack and a pair of stereo RCA jacks. You can adjust the audio level of the audio/video inputs from +/-18.

    Video Output (with Dual Zone): The XAV-602BT features a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA audio output that allows you to connect an external display to the unit. You can simultaneously enjoy different sources in the front and rear of your vehicle. You can select from any source for the head unit's touchscreen monitor. You can only select Disc for the connected external monitor. When Dual Zone is activated, use the head unit's touchscreen to control the front source and use the included IR remote to operate the rear source.

    Rear View Camera: The Sony XAV-602BT is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. You can view a Normal or Reversed (mirror) image, as well as display marker lines to assist you while backing up. The head unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera In jack) when an optional rear camera (such as the 158XAR800C, sold separately) is installed on your vehicle. When your vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera. The purple/white wire (attached to the unit's preamp output harness), must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 2.5 seconds.

    Note: Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    Optional TomTom Navigation System: Connect the optional XA-NV300T TomTom navigation system (158XAN300T, sold separately) to the XAV-602BT's rear-panel USB input to get continuous access to TomTom's intuitive user interface and world-class mapping technologies, including IQ Routes, the word's biggest real travel time database. You'll never have to worry about network connections or data costs because the system works independently of your smartphone.

    Remote Control

    App Remote Technology: Sony's App Remote Technology offers two-way communication between the Sony XAV-602BT and your USB-connected iPhone (iOS 5+) or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone (2.1-2.3 Froyo/Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0). You will need to download the free Sony App Remote application from the Apple App Store or the Google Play App Store. This application integrates compatible Apple iOS and Android apps into the selectable source list of the Sony CD receiver and lets you launch apps from the head unit. You can operate basic functionality of compatible audio apps directly from the receiver (operation differs depending on the app). Movie and navigation apps will continue to be controlled from your smartphone. In addition, you can control the receiver's sources directly from the application on your smartphone using simple finger gestures and see detailed source information on the phone's touchscreen.

    • Receiver Sources: The App Remote lets you access the head unit's Tuner (AM/FM), CD, iPhone, Bluetooth, and Aux sources from your phone's touchscreen. You can use finger gestures to tap, flick left/right, or flick up/down on the phone's touchscreen in order to change AM/FM Band, Play/Pause a track, Seek Up/Down a track or station, select a Preset, or access an Album. You will also be able to see song/artist information from MP3/WMA/AAC and smartphone sources, as well as station identification numbers from AM/FM radio.
    • Compatible Apps (as of 10/24/2013): The App Remote also provides various music, movie, and navigation apps which can be accesses from the Sony XAV-602BT's source list. Available operation differs depending on the application.
      • Music Apps: Music apps include; Pandora, AUPEO!, iHeartRadio, MOG, and TuneIn. The head unit only provides basic playback functions (Play/Pause, Skip Track, or Next Station) and no song/artist information for these music apps.
      • Movie Apps: Movie apps include Netflix and YouTube. Video will be displayed on your smartphone's screen, while the audio plays through your vehicle's speakers. You can control Play/Pause from the XAV-602BT. Other playback functions will need to done on your smartphone. Subscription may be required. You should not watch videos while your vehicle is in motion.
      • Navigation Apps: Supported navigation apps include Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze, and MotionX GPS Drive. The map screen will display on your smartphone's touchscreen, while audible directions can be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can continue to listen to music while navigating; the unit will attenuate your music during a navigation voice-prompt. Control of the navigation apps will still be done through your smartphone's touchscreen. Fees may apply for some navigation apps & functions.
    • Voice Communication + Notification Readout (Android only): Exclusive to Android devices, App Remote technology for the XAV-602BT head unit adds a voice user interface for voice control of apps and functions such as navigation and music playback, notification readouts including RSS feeds, Twitter, and text message reply. Through voice operation, you can safely and comfortably operate your smartphone in the car from the Sony XAV-601BT DVD receiver. Incoming SMS/E-mail and Twitter/Facebook/Calendar notifications are automatically read aloud through the Sony XAV-601BT and your vehicle's speakers to keep you in touch.
    • Custom Sound Settings: From your Android smartphone remote screen, you get access to audio & DSP settings (Equalizer, Volume Control, Fader/Balance/Subwoofer, and Listening Position).
    Note: Access to the music, movie, and navigation apps will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    IR Remote Control: The Sony multimedia head unit comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control (RM-X271) for easy operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions (not Bluetooth) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

     

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    XAV-602BT

    Written By DC, Dallas, TX on Wednesday, August 06, 2014
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    Installed effortlessly in a 2008 Ford Expedition.
    Pros:
    the power was more than I expected and with Crutchfield's tech support was installed in less than an hour.
    Cons:
    none
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    4 out of 5

    great sound quality, touchy display

    Written By adam r., Salem, al on Thursday, July 03, 2014
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    This unit is a great value for the money. I replaced my 2005 chevy silverado's factory head unit with this receiver and was blown away by the change in the sound quality. I had no idea my factory speakers had that much life in them! The replacement was easy. I bought the kit that retains the factory amp and steering wheel controls and it is definately worth it. All around an easy installation.
    Pros:
    Great sound quality. Great video quality. Lots of media features. The Bluetooth feature is easy to use and I have not had any complaints about phone conversations being unclear ( even in a diesel truck).
    Cons:
    The touch screen is a little hard to use in certain menus. Especially the eq7 sound menu. I have cancelled the menu while making changes several times by inadvertently touching the cancel command. The icons are really close together.
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    4 out of 5

    Good Mirrorlink with HTC One (M8)

    Written By Hingepin, St Pete, FL on Wednesday, June 04, 2014
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    Install is an install. When you buy from Crutchfield, even the mechanically/electrically inept can do it with ease and have it look professional. Great fit in a 2006 Nissan Frontier. The unit has a single line RCA for the sub out so you may need to get a Y adapter depending on your sub amp. Nice screen and great menu navigation. HTC One (M8) Mirrorlink works well. Make sure you upgrade the headunit to the latest firmware. I had bad lag with Pandora functions. Haven't tried any of the nav apps yet. Still playing with the configurations to play Pandora over Bluetooth as a last resort. Upgraded firmware helped, but sometimes still not the fastest interface. I'm sure it will improve over time. I-pod interface takes a little to get use to but I'm trying to ween myself off that with a 64GB card in my phone.
    Pros:
    Easy menu navigation and configuration RDS for FM radio Good piq quality for DVD's Great simulated surround for movies. Mirrorlink works with HTC One (M8) Awesome Bluetooth quality for hands free calling
    Cons:
    Still a lag with Pandora with upgraded firmware, Sony's App Remote is horrible (tried it before firmware upgrade)
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    4 out of 5

    XAV-602BT

    Written By M, Goldsboro, NC on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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    I was expecting more capatibility with the iPhone. The App remote was a little disappointing but the over all radio is pretty awesome
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    5 out of 5

    Sony 602

    Written By Randychnr, Honolulu on Sunday, April 13, 2014
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    Great stereo of course it's a sony.
    Pros:
    Sony, gorgeous display, sound is great. Display is detachable and 2 USB ports.
    Cons:
    Limited with iPhone. No way to adjust visualizer.
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    4 out of 5

    Sony XAV-602BT

    Written By Frank M, Los Angeles CA on Friday, April 11, 2014
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    Good quality, easy to install and use.
    Pros:
    Good sound, easy to operate.
    Cons:
    Android based mirror link not iphone friendly
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    5 out of 5

    Great Radio

    Written By JohnH, Frisco, TX on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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    I like this radio. The setup was easy and there are various options to choose, so read your manual. One of the features I like most is the front USB. I have loaded all of my music using NERO software onto a stubby USB thumb drive and can easily access my music using the USB Music app. The album art displays on the screen when it is playing. This makes this very appealing to the eye while the music plays very well through the head unit.

    I also installed the Sony NAV with this radio and it works great. The Bluetooth feature, which is connected to my iPhone also works well. The external mic seems to have good voice sound for a mobile phone handsfree option.

    Make sure you connect the blue wire for the wiring harness if you want the AM radio to receive signal. I called Crutchfield technical support to determine the issue and they answered my question. I wish the instructions had emphasized this requirement a little more clearly. It was no problem when went back in for a second try to correct this.

    Even though you can select from multiple screen saver displays, I would have liked to have had more options.

    I chose to buy an open box item to save a few dollars and had no issues with the open box item. The contents were included just like Crutchfield explained.
    Pros:
    Great Sony product. I picked this one because of the features and options for the price.
    Cons:
    At the moment, I have no complaints.
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    4 out of 5

    I like it

    Written By Mike V., Detroit, MI on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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    Pretty good, I usually go with Sony because i'm used to it. I do most of my listening through the ipod, and i must say the on board ipod controls are a bit problematic at times. and often result after a while in my ipod crashing, this seems to be avoided by turning on passenger ipod control and controlling it directly, but then the display becomes boring just telling me that its on passenger control. as far as the display goes it has various things to display while your listening to music in the background. but for some reason they dont include the groovy lines bouncing up and down to the music, thats all i really want. otherwise I like it fine, controlling via touch screen is great and intuitive. sound is good. and i dont bother with alot of the features. i'm more of a minimalist when it comes to all that.
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    4 out of 5

    Mirrorlink doesn't work

    Written By Kevin, Jacksonville, FL on Monday, March 10, 2014
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    I like the receiver but was slightly disappointed overall with it. I didn't research properly and found out after installing that my Samsung Galaxy S4 active doesn't actually work with the Mirrorlink bluetooth functionality of the receiver. I wanted to conveniently control the music on my phone in the car with the in-dash receiver without having to plug in any cables to the phone but they are incompatible. I think this is actually Samsungs fault though. Also, I didn't notice that there wasn't an auxiliary audio input on the receiver. Why would you omit this feature these days??? I was about to return the unit but discovered that it can play video files from USB Flash drives. Awesome! So now I just play music videos I downloaded from The Tube and don't give as much of a Hoot about not being able to control my phone with the Mirrorlink. (Red traffic lights don't bother me anymore! hah!) I am glad it has a rotary volume knob. It should show the clock when you pause a video or tap the screen to bring up the video controls at least but it doesn't. You have to stop the video and go to the main menu controls to see what time it is; it is easy to get back to where the video was playing though. Its dumb that you have to do that. The receiver works great with my Galaxy S4 Active for bluetooth telephone calling. The included mic works great and nobody has complained of me sounding weird while talking. That feature is awesome. The menu kind of sucks.
    Pros:
    The screen is very nice. Rotary volume knob is excellent. pressing the volume knob changes your playback sources. plays videos from the usb ports. i
    Cons:
    Mirrorlink is not compatible with every device, no Auxiliary Audio input jack, menu is a pain to navigate, have to scroll up and down in a semi 3d plane to cycle through available playback sources/options. Would be easier side to side instead. Pretty expensive.
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    5 out of 5

    Sony XAV-602BT

    Written By Marc, Oakes, ND on Monday, February 17, 2014
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    I like it. I get lots of comments on the stereo. The sound quality is great and so is the ease of movie around the apps and sources on the stereo. Screen switching is very fast and video is clear and bright. I wouldn't say it is worth the money however.
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    5 out of 5

    Very pleased with xav602

    Written By Matt, Colorado on Thursday, January 02, 2014
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    This unit was super easy to install and has all the features I need. I added the tomtom and Sirius options and they both worked flawlessly. It looks great in the dash of my Smart car, and it fit perfectly with plenty of room to spare. I love the fact that I could make the button colors match exactly the other ones in my dashboard. And as to be expected with Sony, the quality of the LCD display is superb.

    I haven't figured out all of the menus and settings yet, as with any device that does so many different functions, that's to be expected. However, hooking up my iPhone to do hands free calling and stream music was a piece of cake.

    I was considering the Alpine but settled on the Sony because Alpine has some sort of goofy parking brake sequence you have to follow to access settings menu.... according to other reviewers on Crutchfield. The Sony doesn't have any of that nonsense, it attaches to brake with one wire and doesn't have silly restrictions on accessing tone and balance settings while car is in motion. All it does is lock out DVD display, which is good enough to make it legal.

    To respond to the other reviewers who had problems finding map updates... They are out there on tomtom's website. I was able to update my maps to October 2013, for free. You just have to search for them. The link included in the package doesn't work.

    Overall, so far I feel like I made the right choice with the XAV-602.
    Pros:
    Sony quality, feature rich, easy installation. Looks good. Starts up fast, responsive interface.
    Cons:
    The removable front panel (anti-theft) is poorly designed. You have to lift up the left edge of the panel to free it from the head unit. Unfortunately with the majority of installs, the bezel is flush mount, making it almost impossible to lift the edge of the panel upward. Hard to explain, but bottom line is if the unit is flush mounted or recessed the anti theft mechanism will not work without really pulling hard on the display and risking breakage. Map updates are a little tricky.
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    5 out of 5

    Pleased with Purchase

    Written By Kyle, Atlanta GA on Sunday, December 22, 2013
     
    It works as advertised, I was suprised Mirror link worked (Limited) with a Tracfone Samsung Galaxy Centura S738C as did sony remote app. Not cheep after you add the Syrius tuner and the Tom Tom Navagation NV300T. I did want HD radio, But no-one had a HD radio with Tom Tom navagation. Not much on the internet about the Tom Tom Map updates, and so far it seems like a call to sony sends you to tomTom, and a call to tom tom sends you to sony, But it's new, and there are no updates available yet!.
    Pros:
    It's all good
    Cons:
    Price; My only fear is waiting to see how TomTom handles the Map updates, as yet the TomTom accound still keeps asking me to connect my Nav unit, and Ny Nav unit has a removable SD card, also it asks for my serial # and they keep telling me all tomtoms have 12 Numbers, and I keep telling them this is a sony, and has 7
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    4 out of 5

    Good quality but no dual Blue Tooth Conection

    Written By JAM, NM on Sunday, December 22, 2013
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    I returned this unit because it did not support dual Blue Tooth connection. This was essential for me as I listen to iTunes via my iPad mini and receive/make calls via my droid. (JVC supports and automatically manages dual Blue Tooth connections) If this is not a requirement for you then this is a great choice.

    Sound quality is exceptional. Has simulated surround sound that can be optimized for each seat position.
    Pros:
    Excellent sound quality with surround sound. Independent volume offset for each function. Convenient menu navigation with most used icons up front. Very useful remote control provides convenient functions. Eg: Change surround sound seat position, turn off display, etc
    Cons:
    Can only connect 1 Blue Tooth device at a time. No advance Blue Tooth audio control. Eg: playlist browsing, song lists, etc. (I've only seen this feature on a Toyota JBL receiver)
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    4 out of 5

    Good Overall

    Written By ac, Bakersfield, CA on Thursday, December 05, 2013
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    Installed this deck in my F-250. Sound much better than the stock stereo. The ipod and Pandora functions work great with my iPhone 4s. The phone functions well but it has a lot of background noise for the person on the other end, can make it hard to hear at times. The Mirrorlink feature does not seem to work with iPhones which is a disappointment. The menus are easy to navigate and the background animations are interesting to watch when you're a passenger. Overall the whole system works well but the price is high for not having navigation or Xm built in. If the external adaptors were not so expensive then this deck would be a great value.
    Pros:
    Great menus, pandora functions perfect
    Cons:
    Mirrorlink not compatable with iPhones, no navigation and xm built in, adaptors very costly to add features.
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    4 out of 5

    Sony XAV-602BT

    Written By Gil C, Denver, CO on Friday, November 29, 2013
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    Great in dash audio system. Sound control is somewhat robust (though I have seen better). Low-end frequency control, for bass, is focused on.

    Would be better if it were more "future proof." While it can be updated via firmware, it does not have the ability to load more apps like comparably priced systems.

    Overall, I would recommend just don't expect TOO much out of it. Also if you have an iPhone 5S, communication between the system and the phone is kind of buggy. I have not been able to find the support page for the 602BT. Only the 601BT is available.
    Pros:
    Display. Sound. Ease of Use.
    Cons:
    Somewhat pricey for the features it has. Navigation add on is another $200...
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    8 questions already asked Show all answers

    My stereo always defaults to the navigation system from the moment I turn on my car. Is that normal and can it be changed? Also when I try to link to the app. It freezes on me. [ Lupe  Jun 11, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • I don't have that problem. It maybe that you have it set that way in your setting. I would contact Sony customer support. [ Roy   Jun 11, 2014 ]
    Is the mirror option compatible with a HTC ONE smartphone? [ Brad  Mar 25, 2014 ]
    6 answers
    • The HTC is not compatible. There are several Nokia, Sony and two Samsung phones that are. You can go to the sony website for a list of phones [ CHRISTOPHER   Mar 26, 2014 ]
    • Mirrorlink depends on phone support. If you have the app then it will work, if you do not, it probably won't. Having said that, the other connection options work very well with our family of droid Bionic, RazrMaxHD and Samsung S4 [ Jerry   Mar 26, 2014 ]
    • I can not comment on the HTC One, but I know it is not with the Samsung Note 3. [ James   Mar 26, 2014 ]
    • Sorry, I do not know. I do not have that phone. [ JOHN   Mar 26, 2014 ]
    • I don' t know I own an iPhone and is not compatible , [ armando   Mar 26, 2014 ]
    • I do not now since my Ph. is IPhone 5 [ ARLEN   Mar 26, 2014 ]
    Can I use google map or sygic gps from my android LG G2 and at the same time play music through my ipod ? Are there 2 connections in the front ? [ arjunh  Mar 09, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: Although the 158XAV602B has front and rear USB ports, only one can be selected at a time. I'm pretty sure both will charge devices that are plugged in but, just as you would do with AM/FM or CD, you can only select one at a time. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy Staff  Mar 18, 2014 ]
    can you plug in a portable USB Hard Drive with say 3-400GB of music on it and beable to access (say randomize +50K songs) said music? [ Josh  Feb 21, 2014 ]
    7 answers
    • The manual states that there is a 10,000 song limit on USB connected devices. I tried this with a 1 GB USB stick with about 100 songs and it worked very well whether plugged into the front or the rear (wired to the glove box) USB port. The manual also states that USB hubs are not supported. [ Jerry   Feb 23, 2014 ]
    • I haven't tried a hard drive ,I would think it should it plays everything else , not sure if is much help but I don't have a hard drive to try. [ armando   Feb 23, 2014 ]
    • Sorry can not answer your question. Having issues with Bluetooth and my Samsung Note 3. MirrorLink does not work also. [ James   Feb 22, 2014 ]
    • I haven't tried honesly, but I do keep a 160GB iPod plugged in. To be honest, unless you have the exact phone that is compatible with this deck to feature the mirror link application, and don't mind the fact that iTunes tagging is not available on this radio, I suggest you to save your money. This radio is advertised with tons of unique features, but If you have an iPhone then half of the features you're paying for is NOT compatible including mirror link. On the plus side, the high RMS output does made a good loud, crisp and tight sound. Which is the only reason I haven't returned it. [ Bryan   Feb 21, 2014 ]
    • dont know I was looking for an upgradeable gps system that would fit into my radio enclosure but that was not it! [ ARLEN   Feb 21, 2014 ]
    • I haven't tried yet, but the stereo has an source that is titled usb music so im thinking yes. [ MARC A   Feb 21, 2014 ]
    • Yes you can, as long as the drive is formatted FAT32. [ SHANE   Feb 21, 2014 ]
    Does App Remote and/or Mirror Link work for navigation on my Galaxy 4S? [ mike  Dec 30, 2013 ]
    2 answers
    • Mirror link is not supported on the GS4. It is on the GS3. No word on if it will ever nor of it will be on tye GS5. [ David   Mar 21, 2014 ]
    • We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff Staff  Jan 01, 2014 ]
    Can you use a usb drive to load a saved image as a custom background? [ Orrin  Dec 20, 2013 ]
    1 answer
    • Yes. You can use a USB drive to upload a photo to use as a custom background on this receiver. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 20, 2013 ]
    Itunes tagging isn't working with either iPhone 5 (7.0.4) nor my iPod Classic (160gb.) The "TAG" button is visible, but greyed out, not allowing me to tag songs on my SiriusXM. is there anything I have to setup or configure? [ Bryan  Dec 19, 2013 ]
    1 answer
    • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 19, 2013 ]
    Does the USB cable charge the phone? (Android phone) [ s  Dec 19, 2013 ]
    4 answers
    • I have the Sony installed in my wife's 2004 Sequoia with component kickers in the front and 2 way kickers in the rear doors, sound is awesome, I can confirm that the USB charges my Droid Bionic when connected. It also auto mounts the sdcard as a USB storage device, enabling USB music, USB video and USB photo apps within the Sony. All work perfectly. One note: because the sdcard is mounted as USB storage, you can't take pictures with the Droid because the sdcard is in use by the Sony. This is a good thing or you would corrupt the sdcard with two devices writing to it. This unit has a learning curve, but its worth it! Would definitely buy this unit again. [ Jerry   Dec 20, 2013 ]
    • yes [ ADAM   Dec 19, 2013 ]
    • It will charge your phone when the ignition is on. [ ZUHAYR   Dec 19, 2013 ]
    • The USB cable does charge the phone. You'll have to go into settings and set the cable to high current for recharging of devices. [ Bryan   Dec 19, 2013 ]

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