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:

    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.

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    Written By Donnie, Pensacola, FL on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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    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, Little Rock Arkansas on Thursday, November 06, 2014

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    Really sounds great and looks really good in the car

    Nice upgrade!!

    Written By DPJ_GSONC, Greensboro, NC on Monday, October 20, 2014

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    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, 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.

    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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    Written By Mike D, San Antonio,TX on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Very nice! Easy to use and looks great.

    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.

    Great Value Nice Product

    Written By ShawnT, Columbus, IN on Monday, September 29, 2014

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    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, 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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    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

    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.

    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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    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.

    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!

    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

    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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    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

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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    Written By Bob, swedesboro, nj on Thursday, July 03, 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, 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.

    It works for me

    Written By Todd K., Skiatook, OK on Sunday, 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, 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.

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    Awesome!!!

    Written By Trktwo, Biloxi on Sunday, March 09, 2014

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    Really nice unit. Great display, great sound

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Why bother

    Written By Dean, States on Wednesday, 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, Maryland on Thursday, February 13, 2014

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    • 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, Albany, NY on Thursday, January 23, 2014

    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, 3248 seymour ave bronx ny 10469 on Tuesday, 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