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Our take on the Sony XAV-64BT

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.

Not all Bluetooth is created equal

Bluetooth isn't just about hands-free calling. Sony's XAV-64BT DVD receiver adds audio streaming and control to the mix, letting you make a wireless link between your mobile device and the receiver. If you're a Pandora® fan with an Android or Blackberry device, that means you can pair your phone to the XAV-64BT 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.

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iPod® and iPhone® control

You can plug your iPod into the receiver's front USB input for direct control and playback of audio files. For video and more, connect your iPod or iPhone into the receiver with Sony's RC-202IPV cable and enjoy playback of video content from your iPod or iPhone, plus view and control compatible apps. Slide a DVD into the front slot to enjoy movies or videos when you're parked, or insert a CD or DVD loaded with MP3, WMA, or AAC music files for hours of audio entertainment.

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SensMe™ makes finding music fun

Install the supplied SensMe software on your Windows PC or laptop, and then use it to organize and group the music stored on your iPod or USB memory device. When you're back in the car, just plug your device in, and you'll be able to choose music based on mood, time of day, music type, or even your driving type.

Sophisticated sound controls

Everybody's familiar with the annoying sound of an underpowered factory radio turned up too loud — no such problem with this Sony. Its powerful amp combines with advanced circuitry to make your discs and digital music sound their best. You can adjust the EQ7 7-band equalizer to optimize the acoustics in your vehicle, or use the built-in digital signal processing to enhance the sound of compressed music files.

Great sound for video

Sony's Advanced Sound Engine (ASE) brings your DVD's multi-channel soundtrack to life in your vehicle. The Intelligent Time Alignment system creates perfectly balanced sound, while the Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) creates a virtual center channel for a true-to-life 5.1 listening experience.

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Add on to your system

For more listening options, add a Sony HD Radio™ tuner or a satellite radio. If you're putting together a heavyweight system with external amps, you'll appreciate the multiple preamp outputs and built-in high- and low-pass filters.

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.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • Pandora control via Android or Blackberry
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Audio features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Hands-on Research for full capabilities)
    • 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 Sony HD Radio tuner and satellite radio
    • inputs: front USB input, two A/V inputs (front and rear), rear-view camera input
    • outputs: rear video output, 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other information:

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 17 watts
    Peak Output 52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input 3.5mm AV (front)
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano Nano7/Nano7/6/5/4/3/2
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    Mini ---
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • Double-din DVD receiver with integrated 6.1" monitor (10A ATC fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone (with attached 12' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • Visor bracket
    • Two-sided tape
    • 8 ISO mounting screws
    • Operating Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Installation/Connections booklet (En/Fr/Sp)
    • US Limited Warranty sheet
    • Canada Consumer 1 Year Warranty

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Touchscreen Display
    Disc Playback
    Built-in Bluetooth
    USB/iPod Connectivity
    AM/FM + Pandora Radio
    AV Connection
    Audio Section
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" WVGA Touchscreen Display: The Sony XAV-64BT DVD receiver features an integrated 6.1" widescreen (17:9) touchscreen LCD monitor. The 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. The head unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.

    Gesture Commands: You can perform frequently-used operations by making command strokes across the XAV-64BT'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.

    Front Panel Controls: In addition to the head unit's touchscreen controls, the XAV-64BT also offers a rotary knob and hard-key buttons along the left side of the screen.

    Background Screen: You can select between 4 background screens. Choose from a Black background, Blue background, Landscape background, or Patterned background.

    Picture EQ: 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 won picture quality settings by adjusting the picture tones manually. You can adjust the Brightness, Color, and Color Tone (warm/normal/cool).

    Aspect Ratio: You can 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.

    Multi-Language Display: 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, Spanish, or Russian.

    Track List: The Sony XAV-64BT 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.

    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. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.

    Dimmer: To change the brightness of the display you can set the XAV-64BT 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.

    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.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Sony XAV-64BT 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. The unit does not come with a mounting sleeve to Euro-mount the radio. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Disc Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Sony XAV-64BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-/+R DL, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs.

    Note: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.

    MPEG-4/Xvid Playback: The XAV-64BT also supports video playback of MPEG-4/Xvid (720 x 480/30fps) NTSC video files recorded onto DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W discs.

    JPEG Playback: This unit can play back JPEG (720 x 480) still image files recorded onto DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W discs.

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Sony XAV-64BT allows you to playback CD-Rs, CD-RWs, CD-ROMs loaded with MP3 (48-192 kbps), WMA (64-192 kbps), or AAC (40-320 kbps) songs recorded in ISO 9660 level 1 or 2, Joliet/Romeo, or Multi-Session. The XAV-64BT can support up 256 folders, and a combined 2,000 folders and files on a disc. The head unit will also display song information for MP3 (15/30/63/126-characters), WMA (63-characters), and AAC (126-characters) music files. Copyright protected ACC-LC files cannot be played back.

    Compressed Audio Display Information: The DVD receiver can display the following CD-TEXT or ID3/WMA-tag information; Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, and Song/Album tile.

    Quick-BrowZer: The unit's Quick-BrowZer feature allow you to search for a track on a MP3/WMA/AAC disc easily by category (Genre, Artist, Album, or Playlist).

    Zappin: With the Zappin feature, you can play music (files or folders) in 6, 15, or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your MP3/WMA/AAC disc.

    Direct Search: You can directly locate a desired point on a disc by specifying the title number, chapter number, track, image, or file.

    Repeat and Shuffle Play: The Sony XAV-64BT provides Repeat and Shuffle playback modes for various media content.

    • Repeat: DVD (Title/Chapter), CD/VCD (Track), MP3/WMA/AAC (Track/Album), JPEG (Image/Album), MPEG-4/Xvid (Movie/Album).
    • Shuffle: DVD (Title), CD/VCD (Disc), MP3/WMA/AAC/JPEG/MPEG-4 (Album)

    Multi-Disc Resume: The Sony XAV-64BT can store the playback resume settings in its memory for up to 5 DVD discs.

    Off Insert/Eject: 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.

    Auto Reload: The DVD receiver will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 20 seconds or more.

    Mounting Angle: For proper DVD/CD playback, this unit must be mounted between 0 (horizontal) and 45-degrees.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Sony XAV-64BT 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.

    Bluetooth Profiles: 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).

    Pairing: Up to 9 phones or audio devices can be registered with the XAV-64BT (only one device can be used at a time). The unit can be set to automatically reconnect to the last connected Bluetooth device when the ignition is turned on. 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-64BT. Please visit Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    External Microphone: The MEX-BT400P includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other sources. 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). There is no integrated front-panel mic.

    Hands-Free Communication: The Sony XAV-64BT 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-64BT 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-64BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways.
      • Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone number using the unit's touchscreen.
      • Redial: Use to easily redial the last number you called.
      • Preset Dial: You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing.
      • Phone Book: You can store up to 1,000 contacts in the unit's phone book. Up to a 40 character name can be input for each contact.
      • Call History: The unit will store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number quickly from the list.
      • Voice Dial: You can make a call using the voice tags stored on your connected cellular phone.

    SMS Indicator: The SMS indicator informs you of any incoming or unread SMS messages on your paired Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. You will still need to view the text message from your phone, as well as create and send text messages from your phone.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (with Meta Data Display): The Sony XAV-64BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The XAV-64BT will be able to control your stored music's basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Shuffle/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name, Song title, and Album label. The XAV-64BT also supports audio streaming of music apps (such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, & Slacker) , but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps. 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.

    Volume Adjustment: You can adjust the volume level of your paired Bluetooth audio device from -8 to +18dB to match volume level output of other sources.

    USB/iPod Connectivity

    USB Port: The receiver's front-panel USB (type-A) 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 also supports JPEG still-image files, as well as Xvid and MPEG-4 video files stored on a compatible USB memory device. The head unit can recognize up to 128 folders with 500 tracks each when connected to a USB Mass Storage Device. The XAV-64BT 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 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 connected USB device
    • Playback Modes:
      • Repeat: repeat a single track or repeat an entire album
      • 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 album label

    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.

    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 device (Not iPod/iPhone) 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 or iPhone.

    System Requirements: 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.

    iPod/iPhone 2-Wire Connectivity: The front-panel USB port and front-panel 3.5mm AV input are compatible with select iPod/iPhone devices when used with the optional Sony RC-202IPV adapter (RC-202IPV, sold separately). One end of the cable plugs directly into your iPod's dock connector while the other end of the cable uses two connectors that plug into the front of the XAV-64BT. The USB type-A connector portion of the cable plugs into the receiver's front-panel USB port and handles the metadata, control, charging, and audio playback of your iPod/iPhone, so you can navigate through your music and video files using the head unit's touchscreen controls and view song and movie info, as well as album art on its display. The 3.5mm AV connector of the cable plugs into the unit's front-panel 3.5 AV input and transfers the video images from your iPod/iPhone to the Sony head unit. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park. If you require audio playback only, you can simply plug your compatible iPod/iPhone directly into the head unit's front-panel USB port using your iPod/iPhone's dock connector cable (no additional adapter required).

    Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5/5C/5S; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. These Apple devices only support audio playback (no video output).

    Bypass iPod DAC: The USB Direct Connection enables high-speed iPod/iPhone data communications via the optional RC-202IPV (2-Wire) interface. 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, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 120dB.

    iPod Navigation: The controls of the XAV-64BT are seamless when used with the optional RC-202IPV and include metadata browsing, as well as the ability to choose from various playback & search modes to suit your listening application. You can also choose to control your iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen or clickwheel.

    • Head Unit Control: The head unit's 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. 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-64BT also supports Repeat (Track/Album) & Shuffle (Album) playback modes.
    • Passenger App Control: The Passenger App control mode allows you to control stored audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your passenger seat. VThe iPod Passenger mode also lets you listen to your favorite music apps, such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, & Slacker streamed to your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Sony head unit and your vehicle's speakers. You can even watch video on the Sony DVD receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+), via the Sony RC-202IPV iPod cable (sold separately). Video can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and the hand-brake is fully engaged. Not all apps will be compatible, and you will continue to control all app functions via your iPhone's touchscreen.

      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.

    Music Information: The multimedia head unit 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 head unit will not display metadata information from streamed music apps; in this case head unit only displays the message "Passenger App Control". You will continue to view song/artist information from music apps on your iPhone's touchscreen.

    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-64BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/19/2014):

    iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Pandora App Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    7th 1.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    5th 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 8.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 8.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 8.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    4/air 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 8.0 Y N Y Y Y Y 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.

    AM/FM + Pandora Radio

    Digital Clarity Tuner: The Sony XAV-64BT is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology.

    RDS: 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.

    Preset Tuning: 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.

    • Best Tuning Memory (BTM): This feature 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.
    • Manual Tuning: You can manually tune and find your favorite radio stations one by one for FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.

    Manual/Seek Tuning: The XAV-64BT allows you to manual tune or seek tune AM/FM stations.

    • Manual Tuning: You can manually tune & find your favorite radio stations one by one.
    • Seek Tuning: You can use the seek button to help you search quickly through the available AM/FM stations.

    Pandora Internet Radio (for Android/Blackberry): 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-64BT lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android or BlackBerry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). To access Pandora from the Sony head unit, your Bluetooth-enabled Android or BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Android Market or the BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must support A2DP, AVRCP, and SPP Bluetooth profiles. Your 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 music service account. The Sony XAV-64BT provides song/artist information and the following controls from the Pandora music service.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone before connection.
    • 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: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    HD Radio Ready: The Sony XAV-64BT is compatible with Sony's optional XT-100HD add-on HD Tuner (158XT100HD, sold separately) through its UniLink Bus connection. HD Radio technology, where available, offers higher quality sound than conventional analog broadcasts and receives text data. HD Radio provides FM broadcasts that are equal to CD sound quality and AM broadcasts that are as good as analog FM stereo broadcasts. HD Radio also provides a variety of data, including station name, song title, artist name, album name, etc. Once connected, all AM and FM broadcasts are received by the XT-100HD. HD appears as an additional source, with five preset banks; HD1 (FM1), HD2 (FM2), HD3 (FM3), HD4 (AM1), and HD5 (AM2). In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.

    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to HDRadio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    AV Connection

    Dual A/V Inputs: The Sony XAV-64BT DVD receiver is fitted with two audio/video inputs.

    • Front Panel A/V (3.5mm) Input: The unit features a front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input on the front panel of the head unit for connecting a temporary external A/V source, such as a game console. This input also serves as the A/V input for your USB-connected iPod (using proprietary Sony cable).
    • Rear Panel A/V (Composite) Input: The head unit also features a composite video/stereo audio RCA input on the rear panel for connecting a permanent external A/V source, such as a Blu-ray player or mobile ATSC tuner. The rear-panel A/V input shares it stereo RCA connection with the head unit's UniLink connection.

    Video Output: There is rear-panel composite video output for connecting an external display. The rear-panel composite video output will display whatever video source is being played on the DVD receiver. You can select an aspect ratio suitable for your connected monitor. You can choose from 16:9, 4:3 Letter-Box, or 4:3 Pan&Scan.

    Rear View Camera: The Sony XAV-64BT 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 rear-chassis), must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.2 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    Audio Section

    True Fidelity Sound Construction: The Sony XAV-64BT 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.

    Dynamic Reality Amp: The XAV-64BT is equipped with Sony's Dynamic Reality Amp to produce 3-dimensional sound staging for more realistic sound inside your vehicle.

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Sony XAV-64BT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for the Sony XAV-64BT 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-64BT 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)

    4ch/2V Preamp Outputs: The XAV-64BT contains two pair of 2-volt RCA preamp outputs; a front pair and another pair that can be set for the rear channels (fading) or for subwoofer (non-fading) operation.

    Subwoofer Controls: When the unit's subwoofer output is activated, the preamp output becomes non-fading and a low pass filter is activated with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. In addition, you can select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse. 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.

    High-Pass Filter: The front and 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 (+/-6dB) 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-64BT offers multi-channel playback with its Advanced Sound Engine, featuring Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA) and Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) 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.

    Dolby D Level: 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.

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

    Remote Control

    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.

    Optional Remote Control: By using the optional Sony RMX-170 IR remote commander (158RMX170, sold separately), you can wirelessly operate the unit's audio and source controls.

     
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    5 out of 5

    awesome!

    Written By Anonymous, Clemson, SC on Tuesday, October 14, 2014
     
    Overall a really great unit for the price! Love it. Made my factory speakers sound a MILLION times better. Its amazing.
    Pros:
    Fairly easy to install and set up. Really like the EQ options. Very responsive touch screen. I really like that it has a volume knob instead of being completely touch screen.
    Cons:
    Bluetooth was slightly confusing to set up but we got it and it works great.
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    5 out of 5

    awesome!

    Written By Anonymous, Clemson, SC on Tuesday, October 14, 2014
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    Overall a really great unit for the price! Love it. Made my factory speakers sound a MILLION times better. Its amazing.
    Pros:
    Fairly easy to install and set up. Really like the EQ options. Very responsive touch screen. I really like that it has a volume knob instead of being completely touch screen.
    Cons:
    Bluetooth was slightly confusing to set up but we got it and it works great.
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    5 out of 5

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written By Mike D, San Antonio,TX on Thursday, October 02, 2014
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    Very nice! Easy to use and looks great.
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    4 out of 5

    Excellent upgrade

    Written By Shawn, East Canton, Ohio on Thursday, October 02, 2014
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    Works great!!! Syncs with my phone without a problem. Good sound and image. Great for the price.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Value Nice Product

    Written By ShawnT, Columbus, IN on Monday, September 29, 2014
     
    First of all, thanks to Crutchfield. Everything I received for this unit is working perfectly. Bluetooth is working fine too. The last thing I need to do is to install a reverse camera and fully utilize the unit. I do wish it reads wmv video files. Other than that, I really enjoy having it.
    Pros:
    Easy to use. Nice picture on screen. USB and AUX in the front.
    Cons:
    Can't read wmv video files.
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    5 out of 5

    Solid device

    Written By Mike V, NJ on Monday, September 29, 2014
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    Installed in on 2005 Lexus RX330 and the quality of music via the OEM speakers is amazing. Added HD Tuner and back-up camera and having a blast. BT streaming is really cool.
    Pros:
    Sound Quality, BT Streaming, build quality, price to value ratio
    Cons:
    HD Radio navigation doesn't allow to save sub stations like HD105.3 - 2. No SEEK HD Radio stations - just traversing from one to the next. BT Phone sometimes doesn't connect to the device and I need to reconnect - this could be my 4 yr old Blackberry phone problem
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    5 out of 5

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written By Cameron, Michigan on Friday, September 26, 2014
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    Fantastic, easy install and responds fast.
    Pros:
    Looks great, response time
    Cons:
    None as of yet
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    5 out of 5

    Great Value

    Written By SC702, Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, September 25, 2014
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    This is a great unit. In its price range I do not think there would be a better, more powerful, with all of the features. Easy installation. Crutchfield does it right by sending all of the right gear.
    Pros:
    Lots of features. Great price.
    Cons:
    Pandora does not really work well with the iPhone.
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    5 out of 5

    Exceeded my expectations

    Written By Aaron, Kansas City, MO on Monday, September 22, 2014
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    This radio has absolutely exceeded my expectations. My phone connects without issue, and for when I do need to interact with the radio the touch screen has been quick and simple. Not much I would change. The sound quality does not appear to be as good. But certainly would not steer me away from purchasing again.
    Pros:
    Ease of use, good interface, BT integration
    Cons:
    Sounds quality.
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    4 out of 5

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written By Anonymous, Louisville. KY on Thursday, September 18, 2014
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    The unit sound quality is excellent. Get to the audio adjustments (bass, treble, etc) isn't convienent. The auto dimming feature did not work on my 05 Mustang
    Pros:
    sound quality, features
    Cons:
    controls to adjust sound quality not easily accessable.
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    5 out of 5

    Perfect Solution

    Written By Mario, Richmond, VA on Sunday, September 14, 2014
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    Perfect solution for a 10 y/o truck. After nearly buying two times from a BB retailer, Crutchfield gave me the confidence to make a decision. Bought this Sony DVD player to get the bluetooth and USB inputs and it feels like a new truck! Not really planning on watching movies, but next step is to add a back-up camera for the new teenage driver in the house. Love the features and it was so easy to install, thanks to the documentation and great customer service that advised what was needed. The BB store price inflated with all the extras and install which anyone can do.
    Pros:
    Easy-to-learn display with so many features. Price for a DVD player was great for a trusted name-brand, less than installed price for a simple CD player at BB.
    Cons:
    None yet!
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    5 out of 5

    Great

    Written By Manny, Lodi CA on Friday, September 12, 2014
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    Great
    Pros:
    This is everything I wanted, and for the price you can't beat it. This has all the options you could want and if you don't care to have a GPS with your stereo, this is the #1 pick
    Cons:
    None yet
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    4 out of 5

    Decent unit for the price!

    Written By Bryan A., Everett Wa on Tuesday, September 09, 2014
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    Installed this unit myself as well a back-up camera at the same time. This was my first stereo install in about 10 years and it went into a 2012 Kia Sorento. This stereo is a huge upgrade to the factory stereo and for the price you can't beat what you are getting. The touch screen is good, not as good as a tablet but better than a GPS touch screen. I would say it takes about 10-15 seconds for the deck to load upon start up, so not slow but not super fast by any means. The wiring instructions that came with the unit itself are not the best and Crutchfield forgot to send theirs with it, but the wiring harness can only be plugged in one way and all the wire colors match up so I was able to figure it out easily enough. Picture/Video quality on it are very good and DVDs load pretty quick. It switches to the backup camera almost instantly when put in reverse, no lag there so no complaints. It has 4 different background options for the screen, i have not found out yet if you can add more or not but the ones they have are cool enough. Sound quality is good, not as good as a high end unit but much better than my stock radio. My FM Stations seem to come in fine as well, i dont think i lost any signal strength like many people state with aftermarket stereos. It also states the radio station name and the singer/song to, so that was a pleasant surprise. Overall its a great unit for the price, no real issues!
    Pros:
    -Very "cool" upgrade to a stock low end radio. -responsive touch screen. -Decent sound quality -Quick enough startup to suite me. -Fast DVD Load -Decent screen resolution
    Cons:
    -Screen can be hard to see in bright light -it sometimes has to load when going from menu to menu, not a huge issue but i feel it should be a little more fluid than that. -Sony supplied wiring instructions are not the best and crutchfield forgot to supply theirs, still went in easy enough though. -There is a separate reverse wire that you MUST hook up for the back-up camera to work, didn't realize this until i had the car back together and the camera didn't work.
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    5 out of 5

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written By Ben, Outer Banks, NC on Friday, September 05, 2014
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    The Sony receiver was exactly what I was looking for and met my expectations. The installation was very smooth but mostly a result of the support team working with me to determine my needs
    Pros:
    Loaded with functionality including Bluetooth music streaming from phone. Overall, very pleased
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    4 out of 5

    Very satisfied!!!

    Written By JonnyK, Whittier,CA on Monday, September 01, 2014
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    It's been about a week since I installed my Sony DVD receiver. I am very happy with it. It's easy to use. It was easy to attach to the video headrests. Looks and sounds good!
    Pros:
    Reasonable price Good quality
    Cons:
    Little versatility with the display screen Delay when changing the stations on screen
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome

    Written By Paul W, Pennsylvania on Monday, August 11, 2014
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    Simple install, just wish it had more buttons on the front like a home button, so you wouldn't have to scroll through the sources one by one.
    Pros:
    Looks and sounds great
    Cons:
    Not enough physical buttons on the front.
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    5 out of 5

    Nice upgrade from factory system

    Written By JackT, Burke, VA on Friday, August 01, 2014
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    I was looking for an DIY install upgrade to the base factory system in my Sprinter Class B RV that would provide Bluetooth phone and music connectivity and provide a monitor display for a planned install of a backup camera. The Sony fit the bill perfectly. Pandora capability was not a must have but we do enjoy having it. Coupled with the Crutchfield recommended Integration Adapter and Dash Kit the install was a breeze. The adapter provided the necessary CAN interface signals for Reverse (in support of the backup camera operation) and Parking Brake (in support of DVD and Aux video operations). Crutchfield tech support during the install was much appreciated.
    Pros:
    Exact fit and easy integration with our Sprinter. Easy to follow user interface. No unnecessary bells and whistles.
    Cons:
    I rated Sound Quality at four stars. The system is a vast improvement over the factory system but our RV is still just a glorified cargo van. No rear speaker system and no subwoofer. The provided EQ presets do a decent job for our situation.
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    4 out of 5

    Good Product, Fantastic Service

    Written By Kenan, Santa Barbara, CA on Sunday, July 27, 2014
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    The DVD receiver itself is exactly how I thought it would be. There were no surprises. The menus are reasonably easy to navigate, but they could be more intuitive. Some settings require that you do not have any source selected, but it wasn't clear that you actually had to be in "off" mode to make the selections. I bought this unit so that we could listen to music off a USB memory stick, although I would have preferred a Secure Digital card instead. I just didn't find any choices that I liked any better. The best thing by far though is the support I received from Crutchfield. It was the best support I have EVER had from any company. This was the first time I ever dabbled in changing a stereo system in car and each time I had a question I was able to call Crutchfield and get a hold of a technical representative within a minute. I probably spoke with 5 different reps and each time they understood my problem and immediately provided me with a solution. Because I was calling with the same phone number they had all my information up as soon as I reached them. The only time they needed my order number was the first time I called them. It really was superb! I would buy again from Crutchfield just for that quality of service.
    Pros:
    The system is exactly as described in product literature and on the Crutchfield website. Crutchfield support is fantastic. The system does allow you to play music from a USB stick, but the directions say to take the stick out before starting the car each time. That's not really realistic. They should design the system so that you can keep the stick in the socket as long as you want. Also, why not have a microphone in the front?? The mic is installed from the rear of the system.
    Cons:
    I'm not sure why its not possible to simply unplug the factory harness from the old stereo, plug a new adaptor harness into the factory harness and the other of the adaptor harness into the new stereo and be done. A lot of wires still need to be connected, either soldered or using a pigtail or something else. But I suspect this is true of most any after market stereo. Crutchfield did supply a harness for our vehicle, but it still required considerable number of connections that had to be made.
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    4 out of 5

    Good product

    Written By Scott, Boise, Idaho on Tuesday, July 08, 2014
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    easy install. only problem I ran into was because the screw holes are sunken in instead of being flush with the edge, the mounting bracket had to be modified to get it to attach with the short screws that came with it.
    Pros:
    good sound, good features, ease of install
    Cons:
    not made for a mounting bracket to be easily attached. Screws for mounting are too short for mounting kit.
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    4 out of 5

    sony Xav64bt

    Written By Bob, swedesboro, nj on Thursday, July 03, 2014
     
    installed the sony xav64bt about a week ago.wiring was fairly easy, checked with crutchfield tech. rep. just to be safe before in installing in 2005 Impala. works great I was concerned about radio reception from some of the reviews,but it picks up both am and fm stations as good as factory radio.I called sony to help install sens me soft ware. I have all my music on a usb thumb drive.( about 1000 songs) It works great i never know what song is coming up next.,Video screen displays dvd very good.Have not tried the bluetooth or phone yet since I wanted mostly for song collection.
    Pros:
    good sound front usb a plus. Better than average screen display in daylight.
    Cons:
    rds only displays one word at a time. Small volume button. small clock display(but visible)
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    4 out of 5

    Great Head Unit

    Written By Bob, Atlanta GA on Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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    Picture is great, and the sound is great even with the factory speakers. I love having USB and aux inputs on front. Bluetooth works well although it took about 15 minutes to connect the first time. The software is a little clunky and it seems like a lot of buttons to push to get the radio station I want. You have to select the tuner, then the band, then hit 'preset list' to get to the staion list, then finally select the station. The steering wheel control that used to select the next preset now does a search to the next station instead.
    Pros:
    Great picture, front Aux and USB input, volume control knob (a real knob), lots of inputs for sat radio, camera, etc. Microphone works well. Low price for the features.
    Cons:
    Menu is more complicated than it needs to be. Would be nice if there was a page of user-programmable buttons so you could get the station or input source you want with a single click.
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    4 out of 5

    It works for me

    Written By Todd K., Skiatook, OK on Sunday, April 27, 2014
     
    I got this unit for about 2/3 of retail on an open box deal. Well worth the money at that price. A little pricey full retail for a unit with no on board NAV. I connected the factory antenna from my '07 Vette and did not notice any degradation from the factory radio, but I listen to radio almost never. Talk radio sometimes, and the unit pulls that in just fine.

    I installed the unit along with a Kicker CX600.5 full range amplifier. The Sony is easy to set up. It has 2V outputs from front/rear aux and a dedicated subwoofer channel, all nice features. The 2V preamp output is adequate. Sony apparently assumes you'll buy a comparable aftermarket amplifier with lots of wattage. Otherwise, this head unit (like almost any other) is too weak to drive good speakers by itself, especially if you like it loud (above 95dB).

    My advice if you buy this unit: invest a comparable amount in an aftermarket amp, likewise for quality speakers to replace any of your factory speakers. Otherwise, you won't get everything you should get out of this head unit.
    Pros:
    Front USB, plays 320Kb/48KHz MP3s like a dream, CD quality, no distortion at very high volume levels, 7-band EQ, adequate radio reception, nice display, easy to operate, touch screen, three L/R preamp outputs, dedicated sub channel, front and rear video cam, blue tooth, can be made to work with satellite radio.
    Cons:
    Won't play other compressed format audio like WMA or AICC (says it will but it won't). No support for .WAV files. Doesn't have GPS navigation. Limited choice of screen backgrounds. Volume adjust resets to beginning of MP3 if you bump the control. Won't respond to rapid turning of volume knob to increase/decrease volume.
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    4 out of 5

    Very Pleased

    Written By Radio Guy, Kitty Hawk, NC on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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    I've always replaced my factory head units ASAP, but I held out this time. I've always felt FM reception took a nose dive when I put in an aftermarket radio. Seeing as the radio stations around here are horrible (top 40 pop - teeny bopper - top 40 country), I figured no loss. I wanted a front usb and aux in a dvd double din. Got this one scratch and dent and cannot find a blemish on it. I'm so happy I ditched my factory radio. Factory was 15w rms, this on 17w. Seems a HUGE difference, especially with the equalizer. I haven't installed my back-up cam yet, but the pictures are great on the dvd. BT phone calls seem pretty good, just wish there was a gain function for the mic. I don't sound strange, it just doesn't pick up very well unless really close. Now it's time to install a sub.
    Pros:
    Easy to install and use. Good sound quality and equalizer. Crisp picture display.
    Cons:
    BT mic not the best. More backgrounds/themes would be nice - maybe something that is responsive to the audio - I don't suppose an active/visual equalizer would be a driving distraction, but maybe it is. FM song info is limited to too few scrolling characters.
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    5 out of 5

    Sony touchscreen hu

    Written By Lineman, Iowa on Thursday, April 10, 2014
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    Clean looking unit that us easy to use.
    Pros:
    Easy to use. Bluetooth is awesome. Nice clean look and great sound quality.
    Cons:
    Nothing major
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    4 out of 5

    Excellent Radio

    Written By Lnrosy, Phhoenix, AZ on Thursday, April 10, 2014
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    I'v only had the radio a short time. It has great sound quality for music, audio and phone calls. I've not used all the features yet. But, everythig seems easy enough to work with even though I'm not the most tech savvy person.
    Pros:
    Great sound and features.
    Cons:
    Some features are hard to use while you're driving
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    4 out of 5

    Good value

    Written By bebe, Boston, MA on Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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    Good bang for your buck. It did wake up the factory sound system on an older car. The bluetooth works just fine for music streaming and handsfree phone, which was the main reason for the purchase. Installation was very easy with the harness and metra kit that shipped with the box.
    Pros:
    It's a Sony, enough said.
    Cons:
    None so far.
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    5 out of 5

    Great In Double din

    Written By TimH, boston massachusetts on Saturday, April 05, 2014
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    very nice double din Bluetooth system for the price
    Pros:
    Bluetooth ready usb port in front of system and pandora
    Cons:
    cd player is a little loud when playing cd's dvd's
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    4 out of 5

    Would buy again

    Written By Acme99, Orange County, CA on Friday, April 04, 2014
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    I wanted a unit that would 1) provide a dual din touchscreen, 2) support bluetooth for telephone calls, music (iPhone) and podcasts, 3) provide an AM/FM tuner, and 4) look good with an excellent interface. I got all of that w/ this unit.

    I purchased the harnesses to allow me to control the unit via my steering wheel. Highly recommend.

    All in all, I like the unit. It's not perfect, but it is great for my purposes. Recommend.
    Pros:
    Great all around unit.
    Cons:
    Delay in touching the screen and what it shows/does. A little annoying. I turned off the beep to make it less noticeable.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome!!!

    Written By Trktwo, Biloxi on Sunday, March 09, 2014
     
    Really nice unit. Great display, great sound
    Pros:
    Everything
    Cons:
    None
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    1 out of 5

    Why bother

    Written By Dean, States on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
     
    This deck is the low end of double dins for sure and isn't meant for loud music if that's what you like.
    Pros:
    Kind of looks cool but isn't
    Cons:
    Has 2 volt pre outs, and it's an expensive deck. There are 200$ decks out there with 4-5volt pre outs and it makes all the difference in sound quality. I can barely turn my stereo up without it distorting and I'm running full hertz speakers with a separate mono block amp running 2 infinity perfect 10s. I took it out and installed my original alpine deck with 4v preouts and it's night and day even untuned.
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    4 out of 5

    Not your average user

    Written By Mattman, Maryland on Thursday, February 13, 2014
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    I titled this review "Not your average user" because I don't have a smart phone, I don't use Pandora, I don't have any apps, etc... What I do have is about 40 gigs of music I've purchased over the years, and my goal was to put much of it as possible on a flash drive and use the USB port on the front of the unit. First I looked into the max recognizable flash drive size. Turns out the unit doesn't care about the size, but the limitation comes in number of files and folders. I figured I'd be fine with a 32 gig drive and loaded it to about 29. Wasn't entirely correct. It won't see the later folders on the drive, and some folders that it does see come up empty, when I know there are files in there. So, if you have a massive bank of music, you're going to need multiple drives. If you've got, say, 15 gigs of music you likely won't max out the folder OR file count. In case there are any other weirdos out there who personally own music...keep this in mind.

    Otherwise, the unit is very nice! Sound is great, though not terribly loud. I am running a sub with one of my pre-outs and it works very nicely. Sounds great when movies are watched!! The EQs work well, as does the listening position optimization effects. Screen info when listening to radio is a bit lacking. Not very many characters display. When playing a CD or music file though, you get a full read-out of song name, number, CD name, etc. Screen resolution and clarity are beautiful! Very bright!
    Pros:
    Sound quality, ease of use, screen quality, front USB, easy installation, great sound customization features, looks very nice! Haven't used bluetooth yet, but the unit has it!
    Cons:
    Plastic surround that it came with is a little cheap looking, wish it could recognize more files via USB, more display info when using radio, would be nice to have 3 sets of amp pre-outs, but for the price of the unit 2 is still very good!
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    5 out of 5

    Sony didn't disappoint

    Written By JSmooth, Albany, NY on Thursday, January 23, 2014
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    This unit is a great value! Picture quality is excellent. Only issue I had was during day light, screen is a little hard to see. The sound quality is great (although I did get the Scosche CNN03 Factory Integration Adapter with it). Major boost from my BOSE system in my G35 Sedan.
    Pros:
    Screen quality/resolution is great. Sound quality excellent.
    Cons:
    Pandora not working from built-in app, screen difficult to see during daylight.
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    5 out of 5

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written By leslie g, 3248 seymour ave bronx ny 10469 on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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    that sony fits well on my rav4 I love it very much
    Pros:
    sounds wuality very good
    Cons:
    light on face too bright maybe i will find out how to adjust it
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    5 out of 5

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written By luco1127, Boardman, OH on Monday, January 20, 2014
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    Bought this product mainly for the wireless control with my cell phone and I couldn't be happier!! The Bluetooth music streaming is amazing and such a handy feature. Really couldn't be happier with this product. I'm 18 years old and installed this product in 3 hours with a few hiccups in there. Would recommend to anyone looking for an aftermarket radio for their vehicle.
    Pros:
    Sharp look, very handy features
    Cons:
    Could have a better GUI
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    4 out of 5

    Love it!

    Written By Chad, Jefferson, OH on Friday, January 10, 2014
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    I have been eyeballing Double DIN touchscreens since before I bought my truck. I kept coming back to this one because it had ALL the features I wanted. This is the first non-Kenwood stereo I have bought since I started buying stereos because I have always had great luck with them. The selling factor that got me to try this Sony was the front USB port (Kenwood only offers rear USB for their comparable touchscreens). I was a little hesitant to buy just because I have always been a Kenwood guy but I do not regret it at all. The stereo has excellent sound quality and is very easy to use. I have only had it in my truck for a few weeks but can already tell I am going to enjoy this stereo for a long time.
    Pros:
    Easy to use, great sound quality, great expandability options, price
    Cons:
    Wish it had more background images or the ability to upload your own background image. Wish there was an option to increase the size of the album art on the screen during playback.
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    4 out of 5

    good product good price

    Written By ryan, janesville, wi on Tuesday, January 07, 2014
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    its a really nice unit for the price paid does everything i need as a business man on the go all the time and still plays movies to pass the time on long trips away from home i love the versatility of and a great screen quality
    Pros:
    easy use easy install and very quick responsiveness
    Cons:
    lil slower on blue tooth and microphone doesn't always pick up the greatest on phone calls
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    5 out of 5

    Great upgrade

    Written By Scooter, MI on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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    Good unit. Replaced original unit in wife's 2007 Pontiac Torrent that loved to eat CDs. Bought on sale that made it a great value. Sounds great. Pandora is awesome via an Android phone. Easy install with the PAC RP4-GM31. Only con so far is the tuner. Sounds great on the 1 local station but not so great with station 30+ miles away. I'll recheck antenna connections and repost if that was the problem.
    Pros:
    Works and looks great! Bluetooth.
    Cons:
    Poor tuner reception.
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    5 out of 5

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written By DRBANGALOT, arroyo grande california on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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    very cool unit that was easy to install
    Pros:
    very easy to install,great sound quality.
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written By Kiwihog, Fresno CA on Saturday, January 04, 2014
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    great stereo easy install with the install kit and vehicle specific wiring kit
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