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Sony XAV-64BT

DVD receiver (New Stock)

Item #: 158XAV64BT

96 Reviews | 14 questions - 31 answers

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Original Price: $279.99

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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.

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.

Product 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:

    Video receivers: They're not just for movies

    Video 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 or downloaded video through your rear seat video setup on the road. Touchscreen receivers allow you to breeze through menus with the tip of your finger. Most video receivers feature a USB input for iPod audio, and the ability to add an adapter that allows video to display on the screen.

    Sony XAV-64BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    96 Reviews

    Sony XAV-64BT Review

    Written by: Donnie from Pensacola, FL on November 12, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Unit works great and is better than anticipated! Was originally told that this unit would not fit my vehicle (2004 Nissan Titan) however after a call to Crutchfield found out there was less than 1mm clearance issue. So went ahead and purchased unit and installed. So Glad I Did!

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    Written by: Great stereo from Little Rock Arkansas on November 6, 2014

    2005 Honda Civic Hybrid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Really sounds great and looks really good in the car

    Pros:

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    Nice upgrade!!

    Written by: DPJ_GSONC from Greensboro, NC on October 20, 2014

    2003 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This was an upgrade to the factory 6 disc changer system in my '03 Explorer. It sounds great on all the audio sources. The call quality on a Bluetooth connection is less than stellar, though. When I playback audio files from my phone the quality is good so it's just something in the microphone audio, apparently. I haven't chased that down much other than rearranging some of the cables to make sure the mic line is being kept away from the other cabling.

    I've tried about every source except for Pandora and all work great. It sounds great with the factory subwoofer in my Explorer and the hook ups were clear and the documentation from Crutchfield was first rate.

    Pros: Flexibility, source selections, I/O variety.

    Cons: Bluetooth outgoing call performance.

    awesome!

    Written by: Anonymous from Clemson, SC on October 14, 2014

    • "Coolness Factor"
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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.

    awesome!

    Written by: Anonymous from Clemson, SC on October 14, 2014

    2007 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Written by: Mike D from San Antonio,TX on October 2, 2014

    2007 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Very nice! Easy to use and looks great.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Excellent upgrade

    Written by: Shawn from East Canton, Ohio on October 2, 2014

    2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Works great!!! Syncs with my phone without a problem. Good sound and image. Great for the price.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great Value Nice Product

    Written by: ShawnT from Columbus, IN on September 29, 2014

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Value

    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.

    Solid device

    Written by: Mike V from NJ on September 29, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Written by: Cameron from Michigan on September 26, 2014

    1999 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Fantastic, easy install and responds fast.

    Pros: Looks great, response time

    Cons: None as of yet

    Great Value

    Written by: SC702 from Las Vegas, NV on September 25, 2014

    2010 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Exceeded my expectations

    Written by: Aaron from Kansas City, MO on September 22, 2014

    2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Written by: Anonymous from Louisville. KY on September 18, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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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.

    Perfect Solution

    Written by: Mario from Richmond, VA on September 14, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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!

    Great

    Written by: Manny from Lodi CA on September 12, 2014

    2003 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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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

    Decent unit for the price!

    Written by: Bryan A. from Everett Wa on September 9, 2014

    2012 Kia Sorento
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Written by: Ben from Outer Banks, NC on September 5, 2014

    2005 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Cons:

    Very satisfied!!!

    Written by: JonnyK from Whittier,CA on September 1, 2014

    2010 Dodge Journey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Awesome

    Written by: Paul W from Pennsylvania on August 11, 2014

    1997 BMW 5 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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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.

    Nice upgrade from factory system

    Written by: JackT from Burke, VA on August 1, 2014

    2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Cargo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Good Product, Fantastic Service

    Written by: Kenan from Santa Barbara, CA on July 27, 2014

    2005 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Good product

    Written by: Scott from Boise, Idaho on July 8, 2014

    2008 Nissan Rogue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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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    Written by: Bob from swedesboro, nj on July 3, 2014

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    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)

    Great Head Unit

    Written by: Bob from Atlanta GA on May 27, 2014

    2006 Honda Pilot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    • Value

    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.

    It works for me

    Written by: Todd K. from Skiatook, OK on April 27, 2014

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    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.

    Very Pleased

    Written by: Radio Guy from Kitty Hawk, NC on April 22, 2014

    2006 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
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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.

    Sony touchscreen hu

    Written by: Lineman from Iowa on April 10, 2014

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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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

    Excellent Radio

    Written by: Lnrosy from Phhoenix, AZ on April 10, 2014

    2007 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Good value

    Written by: bebe from Boston, MA on April 8, 2014

    2002 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Great In Double din

    Written by: TimH from boston massachusetts on April 5, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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

    Would buy again

    Written by: Acme99 from Orange County, CA on April 4, 2014

    2004 Lexus RX330
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Awesome!!!

    Written by: Trktwo from Biloxi on March 9, 2014

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    Really nice unit. Great display, great sound

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Why bother

    Written by: Dean from States on February 19, 2014

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    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.

    Not your average user

    Written by: Mattman from Maryland on February 13, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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!

    Sony didn't disappoint

    Written by: JSmooth from Albany, NY on January 23, 2014

    2003 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written by: leslie g from 3248 seymour ave bronx ny 10469 on January 21, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written by: luco1127 from Boardman, OH on January 20, 2014

    2009 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Love it!

    Written by: Chad from Jefferson, OH on January 10, 2014

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    good product good price

    Written by: ryan from janesville, wi on January 7, 2014

    2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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

    Great upgrade

    Written by: Scooter from MI on January 5, 2014

    2007 Pontiac Torrent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    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.

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written by: DRBANGALOT from arroyo grande california on January 5, 2014

    2005 Scion tC
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    very cool unit that was easy to install

    Pros: very easy to install,great sound quality.

    Cons: none

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written by: Kiwihog from Fresno CA on January 4, 2014

    2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    great stereo easy install with the install kit and vehicle specific wiring kit

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Nice radio for the money

    Written by: Cawgijoe from Centreville, VA on January 1, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I got this unit while it was on sale and it was a great value at the sale price. It appears to be well built. The screen is very nice and clear. The aux input in the front works great with my XM Skyfi 2 receiver. Bluetooth works very well with my phone. Phone reception quality is clear and people who have received my calls have noticed very little background noise or none at all. Controls are easy to figure out and intuitive. The FM and AM tuner are very good. A couple of downsides would be the small clock display, but that's a minor nitpick and the lack of built in HD radio capability without spending more money for an outboard tuner. But I knew that going in. It would also have been nice to be able to add your own background pics. Installation tool awhile but went smoothly with Crutchfield's great instructions. Just took our time. Since this was installed in a 2013 Honda Fit, don't forget to connect the blue wire from the antenna adapter to the unit or your radio reception will be lousy. In summary, this is a nice radio for the money that sports excellent sound quality and some great features. Recommended.

    Pros: Bluetooth phone calls. Sound quality. Display. Nice looking. Expandability. Front USB and aux input.

    Cons: Small clock. No built HD radio.

    Good price for features

    Written by: Brandon from Indy on December 29, 2013

    2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Works very well for the money. I got it for a family member and it has all the features they needed. Hands free works well with the iPhone along with Bluetooth function. It's a bummer that pandora app won't work with iPhone. Still a really good deal and feels well made.

    Pros: Well made sounds pretty good ease of use

    Cons: Pandora function only works on android and blackberry phones.

    Great Sony DVD car stereo

    Written by: Alex from Washington, D.C. on October 21, 2013

    2003 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This product is great ...packed with features and very compatible with my iPhone 5. Wish I bought it sooner

    Pros: Front aux, front USB , Bluetooth , great looking screen

    Cons: No remote control

    Good for the price

    Written by: Miles from Colorado on September 28, 2013

    2003 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Overall I like the product for the price. Shipping was fast.

    Pros: Seems like it's built well, good sound, screen looks great, easy to navigate through options.

    Cons: None

    Great sound, but interface could improve

    Written by: Alonso528 from Sacramento, CA on September 12, 2013

    2010 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Original head unit shipped with a defective CD/DVD drive, so the Crutchfield team were able to flex their superlative customer service skills to get me a replacement as fast and as easy as can be (so kudos to Crutchfield there!).

    The installers were very professional and did a good job using the installer service purchased through the Crutchfield team, so that gets a thumbs up too.

    However, the unit itself doesn't seem to take full advantage of the display it has. The visual options are weak when compared to Pioneer or JVC options, so that's a Sony fail. Also, it might be nice to have a USB port on the back of the unit, so iPhone connectors can be hidden behind the dash, so that is another Sony oversight. Finally, the Pandora doesn't work with iPhone but does for Blackberry?!?! I think the engineering team at Sony were born in the 50's. :(

    Pros: Sound is impeccable! I never knew stock speakers could do what this head unit makes them do! The PSE makes it feel like there is a real sub-woofer in the car - amazing!

    Cons: UI is weak and iPhone4S compatibility is a farce.

    Love it!

    Written by: Justin C. from Apex, NC on August 31, 2013

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I've had a few weeks to play with my new receiver. I absolutely love it! Very easy to navigate pages and menus. Also, Bluetooth setup and pairing was absolutely simple with my iPhone 5. As for using the Bluetooth for talking on the phone, it does a decent job. I've had people on the receiving end tell me they hear like a wind noise. Oh well. Installation on my 07 Classic Silverado was fairly straight forward with the provided mounting kit. Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Easy to use, easy installation, very crisp display, clean non-cluttered look, etc

    Cons: Not really any at all!

    Perfect

    Written by: Brandon T from Albuquerque on August 27, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installed the Sony XAV-64BT into my VW last night on just a couple hours. Fit perfectly and looks great. Changing the display "theme" allows for the right look based on preference. The menus are very easy to navigate and adjusting the EQ, brightness, clock, etc are all very intuitive. Sound quality is wonderful and loud loud loud via BT. The song title, artist, etc all shows up while streaming through Google Listen app. Love it.

    Pros: Simple and elegant. BT works perfect.

    Cons: Sound quality might be a littttle muzzled but I like the highs really high.

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written by: stanley l from martin ga. on August 19, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    perfect fit ,everything works great. what avalue!

    Pros: great system!

    Cons: non

    Great stereo

    Written by: M.Johnson from Columbus, Ga on August 18, 2013

    2000 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Love the this stereo, more than met all my needs and wants. Fit perfectly in the 2000 Toyota Forerunner.

    Pros: Easy to install

    Cons: non as of yet

    Good product

    Written by: BOwen from fayetteville, nc on August 18, 2013

    2005 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This Sony seems to be a really good product. I mated it with a Suburban and included the back-up camera and all adapters for integration. All functions are seamless and quality is good. I really can't rate the sound quality because I used the Bose factory speakers (no highs no lows must be bose) to cut the bottom line for the time being. Not really so happy with the bluetooth mic. People that I call complain of a line hum type sound and changing the noise filter doesn't help it.

    Pros: easy to use back-up camera is a must

    Cons: microphone for bluetooth phone

    Great product

    Written by: mike s from chillicothe ill on August 13, 2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Would recommend to a friend.

    Pros: Sound ease of installation, great costumer service

    Cons: Bigger clock or different location

    Excellent choice. I am thrilled...

    Written by: Ted T from Painted Post, NY on August 10, 2013

    2002 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    After having this in my Ford Explorer for the past month, I can only say I wish I had chosen to swap out my factory 6 disc changer sooner. What a tremendous overall improvement in sound quality and listening experience. All the features of the DVD receiver work as advertised. I especially enjoy the Bluetooth and Pandora in conjunction with my android smartphone. I have complete access to my entire music collection and internet radio, and NO WIRES! And finally, I wish to add that Crutchfield was right there for support when I encountered one small hiccup during the installation (which really was a breeze thanks to the wiring harness, frame and customized instructions). Thanks, Crutchfield!

    Pros: Bluetooth, Pandora (for Android), DVD player, Handsfree phone with mic, Great value for the money.

    Cons: I would have only asked for a larger or better placed clock.

    Good Unit

    Written by: Greg H from Iowa on August 10, 2013

    2008 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good unit. Installed in a Chevy Colorado. Everything works as advertised. As mentioned in other reviews the clock is pretty small. Also, no way to completely shut off the unit (that I've found anyway). Sounds great, looks great, and worth the money.

    Pros: Ease of use, sounds and looks good.

    Cons: Small clock, no power off.

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written by: Anonymous from York, PA on July 19, 2013

    2005 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Not Rated
      "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Not Rated
      Ease of Use
    • Not Rated
      Sound Quality
    • Not Rated
      Value

    Sweet product makes the interior of my car look a lot betterl

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Sony xav-64at

    Written by: Ken from Northfield nj on May 28, 2013

    1998 BMW 5 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Nice unit. Looks great and was easy to install

    Pros: Easy install and easy to use

    Cons: Bluetooth with my iPhone constantly is a problem and when I try to sinc with pandora locks up!

    good reciever

    Written by: Anonymous from buffalo, ny on May 27, 2013

    2011 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Works as expected. Great features for the price, works well with android phone.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Sony drops the ball

    Written by: Stan from Ft Lauderdale on May 25, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This unit has a great video display and the sound is awesome. Unfortunately, the Sirius side of this equation, to put it quite bluntly, is a big disappointment. You expect better from Sony. However, the added cost of the Sony-Sirius interface coupled with the 8 character display was enough to warrant boxing up this sorry-Sony and shipping it back for a better unit. Oh, let's not forget the tiny clock display--we're talknig numerals that were barely visible during the evening let alone during daylight hours.

    So, what's great about this Sorry-Sony experience? The Crutchfield team is what ROCKS! My customer support associate suggested the Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS head unit. This unit is SiriusXM ready; so, I only had to purchase the Sirius tuner and i was ready to roll. Talk about value--that's a review I will gladly rate at 5 stars!

    Oh, and I took the Sales guy's advice and picked up a couple of packs of posi-connectors--no more soldering for me.

    Hated the Sony--Love the Pioneer--Love Crutchfield Tech and Customer support!

    Pros: Great video and sound.

    Cons: Poor Sirius and clock display at a ridiculous increase in cost.

    Great Choice I made

    Written by: Chirag P from Naples, FL on May 18, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    After reviewing with multiple sites of the review of the this product, I decided to buy it. Amazing decision I made. For the price this unit is the best. You can also purchse optional wireless remote control for this unit. And with the amazing support from Crutchfield, installation was a breeze. I looked at so many different unit before I lended on this unit.

    Pros: Sony Brand, Clear displays. Great and easy to use control.

    Cons: Could have included the optional remote Control

    Great purchase

    Written by: Anonymous from San Bernardino, CA on May 17, 2013

    2011 Mazda 6
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great purchase! Easy to install. Easy to use. Great sound!

    Pros: iPhone compatible! USB controls! Comes with external mic with a very long cable. Touch screen!

    Cons: Can't add your own picture to the screen. If your streaming a movie in your phone you can't view it; you can only hear it! Android phones can't be controlled with USB cable! If your location in the dashboard is too high the sun will not let you view what is playing on the screen! Even if you change the dim settings. You have to purchase an additional wiring harness if you want to keep your steering wheel controls.

    Great receiver

    Written by: Raul from Yuma AZ on May 16, 2013

    2007 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I recently purchased this receiver for my 07 tahoe and it sounds great. I pair it with two amps, infinity reference components, polk dx 6.5, and two 10 inch polk dxi subs. the receiver is very user friendly great blue tooth function, pandora, and the most important thing i really liked the eq7. I was un sure if I wanted to add an external eq but the sony 64bt has a great built in eq that did just fine. My music is clean, clear, and very loud. Totally recomend it.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written by: BM from Maryville, TN on May 10, 2013

    2008 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very nice & easy to use! Going to have to add speakers now!!

    Pros: Life without cords!

    Cons: No HDMI

    Great radio

    Written by: Omar from Georgia on May 7, 2013

    2004 Toyota Sequoia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great radio everything works as advertised.

    Pros: Looks awesome and functions well

    Cons: Supplied screws were not long enough to go thru my Toyota radio brackets and the spacers provided to fill in the gaps between the radio and Oem trim piece. Had to do a lot of searching to find the right ones because of the type of threads. Also my power antenna is always up when the radio is on. Sony should have separate wire for power antenna and the amp turn on wire.

    upgrade from factory

    Written by: Anonymous from Harrisburg, pa on May 7, 2013

    2010 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very nice in dash...got a really good deal from Crutchfield but in using it the price was an absolute steal. The only thing I would change would be a bluetooth list as it would be easy for couples that share cars.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Nice System, GREAT price!

    Written by: Matthew from Minnesota on May 7, 2013

    2004 GMC Yukon XL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This had all the features we were looking for at hundreds less than the next model. Installation went well, great sound... can't wait to get the subs installed! Specifically bought for Pandora through Android phone, and it works great!

    Pros: GREAT value

    Cons: None so far.

    Not for iPhones

    Written by: Will S. from Newark, Ca on May 6, 2013

    2006 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The Pandora source works with Android and Blackberry only. BT Streaming is only option for iPhones. This units output power is less than the stock unit so there was a noticable drop in the low end frequencies. I recommend an external amp be installed with this unit.

    Pros: Radio stations switch very quickly. Looks good. Responsive touchscreen.

    Cons: No iPhone compatability. Needs external amp.

    It is great.

    Written by: Richard from Baltimore, MD on May 6, 2013

    2010 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    For the price, there is nothing to complain. Easy to install and sounds great. The reason I don't rate 5 star is the screws come with package are too short, I can't use them with the Crutchfield installation gear. It is 7/32! I can't find the exact size in hardware store. After search couple stores without luck, I use 8/32 to install it and it works. Sony should use more common size than this.

    Pros: Looks Great, Sounds Good, front USB input, blue tooth

    Cons: Not include remote control

    Great

    Written by: Anonymous from Smyrna ga on May 6, 2013

    2007 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Ni cons

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Milwaukee, WI on May 6, 2013

    2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Not Rated
      "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Not Rated
      Ease of Use
    • Not Rated
      Sound Quality
    • Not Rated
      Value

    Screen size and ease of use is fantastic

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great choice

    Written by: Anonymous from Puyallup, wa on May 2, 2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This DVD player is great. It is very easy to use. So easy in fact that I got the Bluetooth, and everything else set up without even looking at the manual. It looks great and you can't beat the price

    Pros: Value, ease of use, looks great, easy to install.

    Cons: None

    Great Choice!

    Written by: Die Hard Sony Fan from Charlotte on April 1, 2013

    1996 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Loved this product for the price. Functionality is very simple and its was easy to setup and use. I wanted the double DIN size and the nice screen but have yet to try the DVD player. Visually it looks great in my dash and sun glare is not as issue. Bluetooth was a quick setup and works great. Speaker phone is typical "trash can" sounding unless you are parked. This radio has a built in Pandora app for Android phones so it is usless with my iPhone 5 but again bluetooth streaming works perfectly. For the price this was the perfect choice for me.

    Pros: Price and functionality. Looks like and performs like an $800 unit.

    Cons: Not the best choice for Apple products.

    Great Stereo

    Written by: DJ from Bethlehem, PA on February 20, 2013

    2008 Ford Edge
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Purchased this unit to upgrade my clarion head unit. I purchased it out of the scratch and dent section and saved $50. The item looked brand new with no noticeable flaws. Instalation took about 1 1/2 hours and the two issues i came across were resolved right away by contacting customer service. As usual they were right on point, it was nice to call and speak directly to a technician rather than going through a bunch of propmts. The unit was easy to operate and DVD's look and sound beautifull. I wish there were more screen backgrounds and a detachable faceplate but all in all its a really good system and pretty easy to set up.

    Pros: Easy set up, great sound and picture quality

    Cons: Lack of backgrounds, no remote

    Horrible for SAT Radio function!! Sony, you failed!!!!

    Written by: Louie from Woodbridge, NJ on February 17, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    On top of the radio randomly power cycling out of no where in different functions, the SAT radio display is HORRIBLE!!! My factory radio with SAT has a better display. How sad is that?!?!? Sony really screwed up on this one. I can only hope they have a firmware update or something for this. You can only see like 8 characters of info, then it scrolls. Then you have to press the DSPL button to view other info like artist, track name, channel name, channel number, etc. The Pandora and other features are nice, but if anyone is going to listen to SAT radio and shell out the bucks for it, THIS IS THE WRONG UNIT TO GET!!!! Mark my words, and normally I wouldn't even post a review, but this has been driving me nuts! I'm about to get a separate SAT tuner and hook it to a AUX input....idk what to do. Unfortunately, I missed the exchange/return policy time frame of only 60 days, so I'm stuck.

    Pros: Pandora

    Cons: SAT RADIO SUCKSS!

    Nice (If You Don't Have Sirius)

    Written by: Grace M. H from Vermont on February 13, 2013

    2009 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Nice unit if you don't have a Sirius Tuner. I've had it a week, installed easily in a Toyota Tacoma, although the supplied mounting screws were too short for the Metras installtion kit. Haven't used it for video yet, but AM, FM tuner is fine. mp3 files on a USB stick playback nicely (with embedded Album Art even!) although it wouldn't take a 16gb stick. 8gb worked fine. Bluetooth streamed audio perfectly from my wi-fi Samsung tablet.

    However... the Sirius interface is unbelievably bad. The Sony code jockeys went to sleep when the wrote that part of the firmware. A six inch wide screen and the Sirius playback data is 8 characters at a time squeezed into a one inch box. But the Sirius tuner does work well so I'll stop complaining in a few weeks as I get used to it. (I hope)

    Pros: Decent audio, plays embedded album art from mp3's on a USB stick. AM/FM tuner OK. Bluetooth streaming from wi-fi android tablet

    Cons: Sirius tuner interface. Unbelievably bad.

    Great value for the price

    Written by: BruceT from Atlanta, GA on February 7, 2013

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    Install was a breeze. The touch screen controls change depending on the source. This makes for very clear functionality. Screen resolution for videos is excellent.

    Pros: Sounds great. Looks good. Easy to operate.

    Cons: Only one. The clock is kind of small. It also seems to have a mind of its own. The time will be hours off for some reason. I have had to reset it 3 or 4 times over a few week period. It is not losing power, so it must be something internal.

    Sony XAV-64BT Review

    Written by: Jason from Long Island, NY on February 3, 2013

    2000 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    So this is the first car radio I've bought in over 10 years, so you can understand my excitement with all the new technology integrated into this unit. I decided to upgrade the original unit and CD player in my 2001 Subaru Outback and I could not be any happier. The installation instructions provided by Crutchfield made the wiring process very simple and clear. The installation in my car was a piece of cake. My car came factory double DIN, and the head unit looks like it belongs in my car with no mods. I've tried many of the options and they all seem to operate correctly as advertised. I love the blue tooth! It connects with my Blackberry phone immediately upon activating the radio. The streaming audio from my Blackberry phone is great. The blue tooth phone connection seems ok. I think I may have to move the microphone for better audio quality for the caller on the other line. I've tried the streaming pandora audio, but it seems to be lagging. I get about 5 or 6 secs of music and then it pauses for about 2 secs and then repeats the process. Not sure what this all about as I have not had time to troubleshoot. This seems to be a connection problem between Pandora and my phone, not between the phone and the unit. Played one DVD on the unit and it operated well. This radio had everything I was looking for in an affordable package. Got my radio in 2-days. Bought the scratch and dent model for less and it had a minor blemish that you can't see. Have not tried USB yet.

    Pros: --Easy wiring and installation --Unit is fairly intuitive as far as controls are concerned. If you can operate your computer you can operate the function tree in this radio --Makes even my stock speakers sound better --Touchscreen is responsive and accurate --It's upgradeable and can handle Sirius (with tuner) and XM radio --You can add a rear camera

    Cons: --Wish the microphone was integrated into the unit. Purchasing the unit I knew the microphone was not integrated, but I do not like having to run wires. WIth that said, I do not know the difference in sound quality compared to an integrated microphone to a wired microphone. --Again, I knew this going into the purchase, but I wish it had a detachable face --Again, I knew this going into the purchase, but it would be nice to connect my Sirius radio without the tuner.

    Good

    Written by: Kees from Lithos Florida on February 3, 2013

    2006 Volkswagen Rabbit
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    For the price it was well worth it

    Pros: DVD player

    Cons: No nav

    Sony XAV-64BT

    Written by: Anonymous from nyc, nyc on January 19, 2013

    2005 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    have had the unit for a few weeks, so fat very pleased with product and pretty easy to use.

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    Great Radio w/ Bluetooth!

    Written by: Iain from Alexandria, VA on January 18, 2013

    2008 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    So far, so great! I purchased this as a replacement radio for my Girlfriend's car because her radio had a jammed CD issue and the dealership wanted $650.00 to install a replacement. So, for HALF that cost, I purchased this radio on sale, that upgraded her current radio to a Touchscreen WITH Bluetooth and had it installed within an hour! The longest time took me splicing the wires between the harness adapter and the manufacturer plug, but that was a breeze! They make things so easy when everything is color-coded... match white to white, etc... THANK YOU CRUTCHFIELD and SONY!

    Pros: Customizable back screen, easily installed, touch screen, bluetooth, and HD radio!

    Cons: none.

    Nice unit, The Pandora Radio issue figured out

    Written by: RGinVA from Roanoke, VA on January 7, 2013

    2005 Ford Five Hundred
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    So what a great Xmas present 2013- thanks to my wife doing thorough research. I have had this unit installed for 2 weeks now- I absolutely love it! After reading some of the reviews I was little worried. But most of the issues seem to be user related and not issues with the XAV64BT! First the Pandora Radio feature works perfectly. Some of the reviews claim it to be slow or not working and this is most likely due to the reason is because most people are using the free Pandora app. The free Pandora app will intermittently display a pop-up advertisement, that will not display on the XAV64BT, but in the app from the smartphone which it is streaming, an add will delay starting a song! This will delay a song from starting for at least 20 seconds. If you purchase the annual Pandora "no advertising" service for $36, it will stream flawlessly- it is awesome! Bluetooth works great for my Droid X2. My wife's iPhone 5 is sketchy, due to the new Bluetooth format "". Sound quality is great. The unit has more features than more expensive units and is easy to learn and use.

    The Sirius display is awful, but at least it is integrated in the unit and you do not have to use an FM modulator- makes it worth it.

    Pros: The sub option that will use rear speakers as a sub

    Cons: No navigation option via Bluetooth......the XAV64BT seems so integrated with Bluetooth, it's a crime we can't stream google maps or youtube...

    Works Good

    Written by: Moe920 from Orlando, FL on December 29, 2012

    2009 Kia Sportage
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installed about a 2 weeks ago and have been using it paired with a Windows Phone (Lumia 920). Works beautifully. This unit really won me over with the Voice Dial feature. when you tap the Voice dial button on the unit, Windows Phones recognizes it as Holding down the windows logo to activate the Hands Free Voice features to send a Text message to a contact, or call a contact. This was a HUGE plus for me. Also if you set up the phone you can respond to incoming text messages without touching your phone. The mic seems to work very well and has sensitivity options but right now is set on default. the phone and callers understand me well. Listening to music via BT is great once paired just hit play and stream music on your phone with controls! Metro radio (Pandora radio) works well too I can change tracks and see track info on the radio. Contact Photos...not sure how this feature is supposed to work...currently they don't show up on the radio I'm guessing cause I choose to pull photo data from Facebook and not locally on the phone ( but I have not tested this theory ) but since I have voice dial... the radios address book and photos don't matter to me. All in all I really like the radio the only thing that kept this from being a perfect 5 stars is lack of support for Windows Phones app ect.

    Pros: Works great with Windows Phone voice system / Nice clear screen / Gesture controls to change music

    Cons: Can't customize wallpapers / Only stores 1 paired BT device at a time / no Contact photos / no Album art via BT

    Ten out of five stars

    Written by: Anonymous from NC on December 20, 2012

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    Just installed this unit today. It's bluetooth paired with an Iphone5. The touchscreen is vivid, intuitive, clear and fast. The unit performs most features, functions and adjustments extremely well. The sound quality is awesome. I hear stuff in songs that I've never heard before. Overall, I'm certain this unit is best in class.

    Okay, the negatives or challenges. Some mentioned the USB. As mentioned, my setup is BT and iphone 5, so I won't be using the aux or USB. Nonetheless, I tested them, just to make sure they were working. Upon doing so, I found that when USB connected, the volume couldn't be adjusted. Also found the USB cover port to be kinda' flimsy and a bit of work to open and close. The next issue was voice dialing. The unit prompts for the name of the person you'd like to call, then Siri (iphone voice recognition and assistant) appears and it goes downhill from there. So far, when voice dialing to make a phone call, the best it can do is to pull up multiple guesses from my contact list on my phone. Checked the mic. It's connected properly and working. Will review the manual and if necessary, call Sony, with the hopes of a fix.

    Pros: Display, sound, functions, features and adjustments.

    Cons: Voice dialing, USB port cover, piano black bezel, disabled volume control while in USB mode and 17 watts RMS.

    Very good for price

    Written by: Nate from Seattle, WA on December 17, 2012

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    I did get this deck, seems like a good value.

    Had it for a couple weeks now. I mainly use my phone to play plain bluetooth audio. Works great, no complaints. Wish it showed the track info, but not the deck's fault.

    Pandora using bluetooth to my Android phone works fine. Little quirk where sometimes it plays Pandora through the BT audio and the deck isn't controlling the amp. Can't tell if thats the deck's fault or my phone's. Not a big issue for me though.

    Tried a DVD and xvid video, no problems with either one.

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    Love this system

    Written by: Anonymous from Upper Marlboro, MD on December 7, 2012

    2010 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Got this unit and was really excited to install it in my Civic. Finally when I did, I realized something. This was better than I had thought. Bypassing the parking break wire so my passengers can watch movies on long trips is a real bonus. The bluetooth capability is really helpful so I don't have to have a million wires in my car to plug into the system so it looks cleaner. The listening position feature really does help you immerse yourself in the music by focusing all the sound on one seat. The EQ is pretty nice when compared to the factory unit. The fact that it has the capability to let you talk on your phone is also helpful where before, I was plugging my aux cord into my phone and the person on the other side would always get a really bad echo. The clarity of the screen is top of the line which makes seeing any information, even when the dimmer mode is on, very easy to see. Bought this unit when it was on sale and got everything for 315.That includes the adapters and harness. If I were to get it anywhere else, it would have run me somewhere in the ballpark of 500 bucks. Crutchfield was EXTREMELY helpful with any questions that I had and I immediately got through to a representative. If you're going to buy a unit, I highly suggest this one. If you're going to buy it from anywhere, buy it from Crutchfield. You'll never have a problem with them!

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    Sony XZV-64BT

    Written by: Tom from Coeur D'Alene, ID on December 1, 2012

    2010 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I've only had the unit for a couple days but have already run into a few things that make me question buying this unit and may require a replacement or a return.

    1) People calling me are getting back feedback on the phone when I'm connected via bluetooth. I don't have this problem on the other Sony Deck that was installed (Sony BT-4000P)

    2) The USB port works great but when you power the car down and restart it, the usb files system doesn't save your place on where you were when playing the song. This is a big issue for me since I play a lot of audiobooks. My other sony deck did this automatically and it only seems logical that this more expensive complex deck should as well.

    3) The deck storing bluetooth devices has kind of an odd way of repairing a phone that wasn't the last one used that is sort of counter intuitive. Really not the best interface.

    The sound quality of the deck is excellent and the menu system is pretty easy to use. They could have made the main screen and navigating to the deck options a bit