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Sony XAV-68BT

DVD receiver

103 Reviews | 42 questions - 142 answers

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Our take on the Sony XAV-68BT

Bluetooth isn't just about hands-free calling. Sony's XAV-68BT DVD receiver adds audio streaming and control to the mix, giving you a wireless link between your mobile device and the receiver. If your iPhone® has Siri, you'll be able to access it through the receiver just by speaking, and hear Siri's response through the car's speakers. And if you're a Pandora® fan with an Android device, you can pair your phone to the XAV-68BT for Pandora control — no need for wires.

Bluetooth® lets your radio do more

Bluetooth isn't just about hands-free calling. Sony's XAV-68BT DVD receiver adds audio streaming and control to the mix, giving you a wireless link between your mobile device and the receiver. If your iPhone® has Siri, you'll be able to access it through the receiver just by speaking, and hear Siri's response through the car's speakers. And if you're a Pandora® fan with an Android device, you can pair your phone to the XAV-68BT for Pandora control — no need for wires.

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The XAV-68BT offers a crisp and attractive interface.

iPhone® and Android™ control

You can plug your iPod, iPhone, or Android phone into the receiver's front USB input for direct control and playback of your music. Or insert a CD or DVD loaded with MP3 or WMA music files for hours of audio entertainment. For video entertainment, slide in a DVD or plug in a USB device to enjoy movies or videos when you're parked.

Optimize your audio

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 EQ3 3-band equalizer to optimize the acoustics in your vehicle, or quickly access the eight preset tone curves to adjust your sound on the fly.

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

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

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.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

This Sony radio displays a "0" instead of "12" for the hour on its clock. Sony is aware of this, but currently there's no fix for this display quirk.

I'm pleased with the installation & usage so far.

Richard, Phoenix, AZ

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What's in the Box:

  • DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.1" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
  • Wiring harness
  • SWC harness
  • Remote control (RM-X170)
  • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
  • Microphone w/ visor clip (attached 12' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
  • 6 ISO mounting screws
  • Two-sided tape
  • Operating Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Installation/Connections booklet (En/Fr/Sp)
  • US Limited Warranty sheet
  • Canada Consumer 1 Year Warranty

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming (external mic included)
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps):
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • Android control through USB
    • Pandora control with iPhone and Android
    • Siri Eyes Free Control
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • EQ3 3-band equalizer with 8 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer controls
    • inputs: front USB input, two A/V inputs (front and rear), rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other Info:

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    Average Customer Review(s):

    (103 Reviews)

    Big Disappointment - Did I Get a Lemon?

    Doug B. from Charlottesville, VA on 8/17/2016

    2005 Toyota Sienna

    Had the Crutchfield crew do the install so am confident that it was done correctly. Bluetooth would not initially connect. Did a full radio reset and paired immediately, called the wife on the way home and it worked fine. On the next drive out the bluetooth would not connect, nor even pair with a bluetooth reset. Even did a full radio rest that worked when I picked it up from the Crutchfield install and the bluetooth didn't pair and hasn't paired since. I already have an appointment to return to Crutchfield and will replace this one with a different brand because now the back-up camera works only about 20% of the time. I blame the receiver for this only because of the problem with the bluetooth. I have much higher expectations for Sony.


    Cons: Fails to perform all functions.

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    Richard from Phoenix, AZ on 4/21/2016

    2001 Toyota Avalon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm pleased with the installation & usage so far.



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    John D from Spokane, WA on 3/30/2016

    2006 GMC Envoy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased the Sony XAV-68BT because it was the stereo I liked the best that fit my budget. I also purchased the wire adapter and steering wheel control adapter. How ever after installation I couldn't get any of the steering wheel controls to work. When I contacted Crutchfield they were more than willing to help. But even after they sent all new components my issue still wasn't fixed. They offered to replace the Sony with a different brand, but I wanted to keep it. I never figured out which component is the problem. (Sony XAV-68BT or the PAC RP5-GM11 wiring interface) Other than the swc's not working I really like the stereo, and everything else works perfectly.

    Pros: great product for price

    Cons: screen doesn't dim as much as I would like it to

    Great as a basic unit, but limited by Sony's lack of development

    mpelley from Edmonton, AB on 3/24/2016

    1998 Toyota Camry LE

    So let me start by saying that I used to be a fan of Sony before I bought this head unit. But, unfortunately after buying one and using it for a while I have to say that I am strongly disappointed by Sony and their approach to a unit like this. The XAV-68BT is a mid-range touchscreen head unit. It's by far the least expensive of them and it shows. When it comes to build quality and the look of the unit, it really has the sleek finish that everyone is looking for in their vehicle. But on the other hand, once you start using the head unit for the first time, you really start to question how Sony could miss so many key points when it comes to functionality of the unit. All of it's basic functions work as advertised. If you play CDs or DVDs, you have quite a good unit that does everything you expect it to do. But, if you're like me and want the depth to control every aspect of your entertainment system, you're going to be very disappointed. I'll give you an analogy. It's as if an electrical engineer had to design a staircase all by themselves. This head unit is the same way, it could have been developed by an experienced individual and it would have ended up as the absolute number one choice by everyone looking for a touchscreen unit. Instead, you have a unit that does everything, but does it halfway. Most of the features are very limited. Things like adjusting audio, background and simple global functions of the unit.

    Pros: #1 - Bluetooth control: This unit has - by far - the best bluetooth control I have ever seen. There is no delay in any of the controls when you switch songs and it connects with ease. #2 - Dimmer: The dimmer is controlled by your car's dimmer, which is a huge plus and has been overlooked by all other brands. #3 - Handsfree Audio Quality: My number one complaint with bluetooth handsfree units is the call quality. This is the only unit where callers can actually hear me clearly!

    Cons: #1 - Audio Quality: This unit has sub-par output quality. It really feels fake and unenthusiastic. They may have cheapened out on a decent audio processor! #2 - Screen Glitches: Sometimes the screen becomes unresponsive. It is fixed by a power cycle. #3 - Settings: I have never seen a unit with so few settings. You really cannot control a whole lot with this unit. You're stuck with some basic global functions and a lackluster USB/iPod audio file viewer. Such a huge thing has been overlooke

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    William from Mentor, OH on 3/4/2016

    2010 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Have had this radio for two years. I love the size of the touch screen and sound quality. Recently this winter in the cold it is starting to act up ! When it is cold the screen does not function until the cab warms up.

    Pros: Nice Touch Screen

    Cons: Screen starting to not work in cold weather until it warms up.

    Great Unit

    Dan from Indianapolis, IN on 2/14/2016

    2010 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had this professionally installed in a 2010 Nissan Altima. Works great, and sounds great. A few tweaks to the settings, and everything worked perfectly. Integrated with my steering wheel controls, and looks great in the dash.




    Coach from jamestown, NY on 2/11/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed as upgrade in rebuild of 03 tiburon. Replaced the original infinity system. Sales rep hooked me up with all necessary wires, mounting kit etc. Total time start to finish installing which includes adding Rockford fosgate amp and sub was one hour. Seamless . Exactly as we'd hoped .



    Great unit and good fit

    Rich F. from Atlanta, GA on 2/9/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great looking unit with very responsive touch screen.

    Pros: Easy to use, responsive touch screen, good power built in.

    Cons: none

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    Dan M. from madison, WI on 2/6/2016

    2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Went in very easy, features work good. Sync to my phone via Bluetooth instantly when I get it.


    Cons: Worst thing is that if you want to change settings while listening to any mode you have to go back to the home display which cuts the music.

    So far it does everything I want and does it well

    NHDoc from manchester, NH on 1/23/2016

    2003 Jaguar S-Type
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    No real complaints with this stereo, it does what it is supposed to do and does it all well. The only minor annoyance is the "nanny warning" reminding you to operate it safely while driving that comes up every time it powers on and you have to push "ok" to clear it. I wish there was some way to bypass that, otherwise it is a great stereo and even connected directly to the steering wheel controls in my '03 Jaguar S-Type with no adapter needed.


    Cons: I wish they would get rid of the warning at startup that requires you to hit "ok" to turn on the radio every time.

    Great product!

    Aeolius from Manitowoc, WI on 1/21/2016

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

    Great installation, great product! Really like the standard volume knob (especially for Wisconsin winters and wearing gloves). Highly recommended--hope it lasts!

    Pros: Great value for the price

    Cons: None so far.

    Sony Bluetooth double DIN

    Patrick in Texas from Texas on 1/12/2016

    2007 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have a long history of using Sony in-dash products, due to their features, reliability, and overall value. This unit meets those expectations. Simple installation. Great looks. Good features. Bluetooth works great for hands free calling and audio streaming. This unit includes nice basic audio adjustment and equalization. Sub out and sub level control is a plus, as are the extra front and rear inputs. This unit lacks the ability to customize the screen display colors or wallpaper, but those are not really necessary. There is a known software glitch that shows zeroes instead of 12 on the clock, but it's simply not a factor at all. Overall, a great value.



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    SF from Michigan on 1/9/2016

    1999 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice replacement for the stock unit. DVD a plus. Bluetooth and hands free a bonus. Realistically a 3 hr install. Needed to modify the sub supports a little more than noted in the instructions. Modification needed for the trim plate. Placed the microphone above the window pillar which required wire routing through dash to the unit. Seems like the unit is lacking some needed functions but for the price, well worth the money. Very happy with my purchase.

    Pros: Vast improvement over stock unit. Places my vintage truck into the 21st century. Pretty easy install.

    Cons: None

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    Greg W. from California on 12/29/2015

    2002 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice radio, but It was received defective. Bluetooth only plays L speakers. Works fine with other sources. Crutchfield is sending a new radio that's why I do business with them! Toohey was very helpful and courteous.

    Pros: Great sound!

    Cons: Received defective.

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    JeffR from Alabama on 12/24/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A really wonderful upgrade to my tundra. The sound is perfect with my stock speakers. Installation was a snap with the video and emailed color coded wire diagram. My son and I installed it in about an hour and a half. Pairing it with my iPhone 6splus and my wife's Samsung was fast and easy. Couldn't of asked for a better Christmas present for ourselves.



    Good Sound quality

    Jimmy from West Palm Beach, Fl on 12/1/2015

    2004 Cadillac CTS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound, good looking radio and touch screen is a plus.

    Pros: Customer support is the best asset Crutchfield has and I used it to the fullest.

    Cons: In substituting the Cadillac CTS radio you loose the DIC information. I was under the impression the PAC interface would tie all these features and the specs do not mention this. The installation instructions are very busy and not easy to understand. Guess they are written to cover a vast line of products but still not easy to follow. The PAC steering controls also is too slow when you compared it to the factory radio operating characteristics.

    Great product.

    Anonymous from California on 11/30/2015

    2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great system overall.



    Works great

    Pfluff from Oklahoma on 11/24/2015

    2006 Acura MDX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got it mainly for blue tooth - works great.


    Cons: Steering wheel control adapters not working right.

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    MJY from Washington on 11/23/2015

    2012 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great installation instructions and accessories. Excellent customer suport on a wiring question I had. Well worth the price for the added customer support. I will recomend to all my friends & family.

    Pros: Comes w/ everything needed.

    Cons: None that I've discovered yet.

    self install the Sony XAV68 BT

    Nhut from Florida on 11/11/2015

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

    Nice unit for the money. Straight forward touch screen. Screen sharpness and resolution exceeding expectation. i really like the unit and installment on my 2004 Sienna was straight forward.



    Super good upgrade!

    Woody from Colorado on 11/9/2015

    1999 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Put in 99 toyota 4runner...fits perfectly, really upgrades the sound without any new speakers

    Pros: Technology, BT, touch screen, sound

    Cons: Apps, have to use USB for iphone pandora, customization

    Great Sony

    WJBishop from Georgia on 11/9/2015

    2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to use and works great

    Pros: Not too complicated to use


    Great Product

    Shannon from Montana on 11/8/2015

    2008 Hummer H3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We purchased this to replace the stock CD player in our Hummer H3. It looks great! It looks like it's factory It fits so well. Greatly improved the sound quality over the stock CD player. I haven't had a chance to use all the functions yet but so far it's been very easy to use.

    Pros: Sound quality, looks.


    Great experience

    Les in Greensboro from North Carolina on 11/2/2015

    2004 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The receiver arrived on time and was as advertised. This was my first time to install an in-dash receiver in a vehicle. I read the instructions with trepidation and then started. For a first timer, the instructions were straight forward and easy to follow. Working in such tight space is never easy, but the instructions facilitated getting in and out quickly which made the whole operation much easier than I had anticipated. Good work to the team who produced the instruction manual. The Sony receiver works exactly as advertised.

    Pros: The instructions are well done and easy to follow. The sound quality of the receiver is excellent.

    Cons: none

    XAV-68BT great first radio

    Terry from Griffin,GA on 11/1/2015

    1995 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this radio for my sons first truck. I loved how the blue tooth and iPhone combo acted much like the Ford Sync in my F-150. I felt more secure knowing he wouldn't be looking at his phone. The large display is perfect and easy to see.



    Nice upgrade over 2001 factory unit

    PKelly478 from Maryland on 11/1/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this to replace a Factory Radio/CD player in my 2001 GMC Yukon XL. I had the Bose/OnStar system but it's 14 years old and some of the internal lights are blown and technology has improve significantly since. Crutchfield sent me everything I needed for the job - including an entirely new dash cover. Installation was pretty straightforward but a bit more involved than I thought. The unit, a double DIN DVD/Bluetooth receiver, was billed to fit in the truck. However, I did have to cut away a fair amount of internal plastic to get the unit to fit. It pretty much maxed-out the space once the plastic was cut back. It would have been worth knowing that some internal surgery was required, although now that it's in, I love the "new" features in my worn-but-true, weekend family hauler. I now have Bluetooth connectivity, handsfree phone, IPod connection and Pandora radio. I could have hooked up a rearview camera, but just didn't feel like it was worth routing all that cable. Had a couple of wiring questions that Crutchfield tech support were immediately available to help me resolve. I know there are other units out there with more features, but the Sony XAV68BT is a huge improvement over 2001 technology.

    Pros: Bluetooth music/phone - Finally Bluetooth music/Pandora Radio sounds great Phone mic is excellent and call clarity is awesome DVD player is awesome - picture clarity superb

    Cons: A bit more involved to install than I thought - It's pretty big unit. Wiring harness diagram did not synch-up exactly with new head unit - Tech Support walked me through through it. Still playing with all the features - may take some time to figure it all out Figured out how to get ride of the Demo video that was a concern from another review I read on line.

    Great Product. Excellent Customer Support

    Ryan from California on 10/16/2015

    2011 Honda Insight
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installation was a breeze on a 2011 Honda Insight. I had to call Crutchfield support and got a live person to help me with a cabling question. Unit sounds better than stock radio, bluetooth connectivity to a iPhone is flawless and love the front USB port to charge my device while connected to BT.

    Pros: Easy installation. Simple yet eye catching user interface. Bluetooth compatibility with iPhone. Crisp and clear sound quality.

    Cons: None

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    Scott S. - North Aurora, from Illinois on 10/15/2015

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

    Great stereo for the money. Crutchfield made the install super easy and quick. Stereo has alot of cool features and is so simple to operated. It definitely has the "wow" factor when you turn the key to the on position.

    Pros: Get features, easy to use and the install was simple and quick

    Cons: Wish it had Navigation but for the money you get a bang!

    Not too much to complain about

    Nikos from Florida on 10/14/2015

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

    Overall the product is good, it fits great in my doubled in dash with no alterations needed. The screen is responsive, doesn't generate much heat. Bluetooth quality is clear, radio strength is stronger than what I had hooked to my outer antenna. Only issue I have is leaving a USB connected, for me it has an issue starting up with a USB attached and can make it freeze, but turning it off and unplugging the USB solves this.

    Pros: Sound quality Clean build Little heat production Bluetooth connectivity Screen icons are clean

    Cons: USB connection issue Can't change background

    Nice head unit

    ALex from Pennsylvania on 10/6/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice upgrade over factory unit. Well worth the money. Awesome customer service!!

    Pros: Looks nice and has great sound.

    Cons: Trim kit provided didn't fit, but reimbursed me for the fix!!

    Upgrade over the factory radio in my older Ridgeline

    Bikerbudmatt from Connecticut on 10/2/2015

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

    I installed this receiver to give me handsfree capability with an iPhone 6. The older interface I had installed on the factory radio had the older 30-pin connector. I was not interested in the DVD player, and so did not bother connecting the safety interlock wire. This of course disables DVD playback. Sony did its typical fine-but-not-excellent work with this receiver. It boots within 5 seconds, and returns to its last settings when powered up. The software features Pandora heavily, but it should be noted that the Pandora dedicated interface works only through a USB connection. That doesn't matter, because the Pandora app also works just fine through the BT interface (iOS 9.0.1). The interface itself is Sony's Blu-Ray screen, with a row of apps that scroll across the screen. I found it easier and safer to look at the settings in a grid. BT handfree calling and Siri eyes-free connectivity worked well. One flaw is that only phone calls will interrupt tuner play, not texts or other alerts-even though alert tones are diverted to the receiver by the Bluetooth profile. This means you will not be aware of incoming texts because you won't hear the tones. (NOTE that Siri enables eyes-free/handsfree texting.) This could be fixed with an updated Bluetooth profile. The RDS time setting system DE-set the clock. Overall I like this receiver. It is just about right for a 5-year-old vehicle that I plan to run for a couple more years. I would look for something better for a new vehicle.

    Pros: Interfaces well with iPhone/Siri. Okay sound with factory speakers. Easy and clean installation. Does not look out of place on dashboard. Accepts and displays information from phone.

    Cons: Switching modes can be clumsy. Clock in AUTO mode can be thrown off by spurious signals. Some modes driven more by marketing than by function. Tuner presets are at very bottom of touchscreen which makes them difficult to press easily.

    Simplistically Superb

    Kevin from South Carolina on 9/27/2015

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

    Another great product from Sony. Simple head unit with just enough frills. Looks factory.

    Pros: Excellent sound, easy install, factory appearance.

    Cons: Inability to change background, doesn't display album art, and music stops when toggling through the menus. None of which should be a deal breaker.


    Mikeb from West Chester pa on 9/24/2015

    2011 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very cool headunit . Has a lot of features for a smaller price tag . Easy to use and the quality is great!



    Easy installation, crisp clear sound, plus Bluetooth

    DAY from New York on 9/6/2015

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

    Installation was easy - just followed the Crutchfield instructions using the included adapters and harnesses. I had one question which Crutchfield's phone staff answered clearly in three minutes. The sound is so much clearer than the OEM stereo, even at low volume, whether iPod or FM radio. And the Bluetooth phone clarity is as good as on our new car which has factory Bluetooth. I wish I had gotten this three years ago instead of trying several separate Bluetooth devices (both visor mount and over the ear). And it takes control of my iPod, which is great on long trips. What an improvement in our 10-year-old road cruiser (Toyota Sienna). Absolutely love it.

    Pros: Sound, great Bluetooth, works smoothly with iPod, easy install, looks like it belongs in the dash.

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Albuquerque nm on 8/22/2015

    2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great looks great and lots of cool features. Great price as well



    Very Nice

    Caleb from Williamsburg, VA on 8/13/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was very easy to install. The Bluetooth audio streaming is crisp and clear, especially when used for phone calls. The settings allow me to adjust the dimmer setting for when I turn on my headlights. The "screen saver" is actually the demo mode, which can be turned off in the settings menu.

    Pros: Easy to install, bluetooth works fantastic.

    Cons: If you have your phone attached with Bluetooth while watching a dvd, it restarts the movie from the beginning after your call. Unable to change the background.

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    Kurt from Ohio on 8/8/2015

    2001 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was put into our 2001 Honda Odyssey and it fits great - after filing down the assembly screws supplied with the install kit. The wiring harness and wire connectors bought from Crutchfield made the install incredibly easy (this is the 8th radio I've installed over 20 years). We love the radio, although it is hard to see in direct sunlight. The bluetooth interface (the main reason we bought it) is great, although it takes some playing with it to do the initial connection. We didn't replace any speakers, so the sound is as good as expected, although the sound level between the streaming BT and the radio and the CD player are much different, which is quite annoying, but not a deal breaker. We are really glad we choose a touch screen radio over a traditional one.

    Pros: Great bluetooth connection looks good works well strong radio signal

    Cons: learning curve to use

    Great Upgrade

    Rd from Illinois on 7/31/2015

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

    The family was going on a multi state road trip so I finally decided to upgrade the factory head unit on my 2002 Ford Explorer EB with factory sub. The Sony XAV-68BT fit the criteria: video, bluetooth, compatibility with phones (LG, iPhones), compatiblity with factory speakers and sub, compatible with steering wheel controls. The Sony was able to take full advantage of the factory sub and speakers ... the sound was noticeably much better. The video was very clear, even from the third row seats. I had originally bought the PAC SWI-RC but ended up returning because the Sony came with a connector that was compatible with my steering wheel controls (analog). Overall, great upgrade to factory head unit.

    Pros: Sound, Video, Built in steering wheel control, Bluetooh compatibility

    Cons: Background is not customizable, Control navigation takes some getting used to

    A very solid value, I couldn't have chosen better.

    JimS from Indiana on 7/6/2015

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have found this radio to be a fantastic choice. It does everything I want a radio to do, or could want a radio to do, within my price range. It also does it supremely well. I have had exactly zero issues with this radio over two weeks and a 2600 mile road trip. I'm certain a great deal of credit is due my excellent installer, but I don't want to short change the device either. After some minimal tinkering with the EQ and the settings (turning off Kiosk mode, etc) I found this thing to be a pleasure to use.

    Pros: Looks like it belongs there in the dash of my 2005 F150 Lariat.

    Cons: It reminds me not to watch DVDs and drive randomly. I would like a way to turn this nonsense off. I know very well not to watch DVDs and drive thanks. Easily fixed with a tap of the OK button, at least for the short term.

    Does it all!

    James from California City, ca on 7/1/2015

    2004 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great in my 04 Cobra. BT phone mic works great, video display is outstanding, easy to bypass so you can play dad's while driving. Just ground the wire that is supposed to go to the park brake. Has lots of features at a great price!

    Pros: Best price for features.

    Cons: None

    Crutchfield Came Through!

    Bobby C from Pennsylvania on 6/27/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The first of these units that I got from Crutchfield gave be fits! Had a bad buzzing noise. After working through all possible issues with the tech, we determined the unit was defective. Must have been a bad ground in the unit. Crutchfield sent out the second unit and it worked no problem. Great value for the money. Installed in my wife's car & sounds really good even with the OEM speakers. Big plusses for me were the volume knob and USB in front. Nice display & easy to use.

    Pros: Nice display, easy to use, good sound (it's a Sony!).

    Cons: Build quality on first unit ordered wasted a lot of my time on install.

    nice fit

    dsltek from Colorado on 6/21/2015

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

    Installed in a 2010 Honda Ridgeline- quality fit and appearance. Has all the right uses.

    Pros: good price, quality and functions.

    Cons: layout on remote control

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    joe from hollywood fl on 6/16/2015

    Not to user friendly software I have a rear camera and it is powered by the back up light it order to see the back up video I have to switch back to the main screen touch the rear camera icon after I go back to the drive position I get annoying snow on my screen. No well thought controls. Putting used tele # in memory is a hit and miss event The steering wheel control I purchase is a nightmare to connect You cannot change display colors or screen saver all in all not user friendly or very fictional Another is that the AM radio has practally no reception. Original unit much superior sound would not reccommend




    Leo from New Hampshire on 6/14/2015

    2015 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio is really nice and easy too install. Was able to install a rear view camera and plug it straight into the stereo. Really cool

    Pros: bluetooth, aux inputs and rear cam input.

    Cons: no gps


    Anonymous from Marietta on 6/8/2015

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really easy set up and really easy to use, picture quality is amazing for a its size




    Frank M from Nevada on 6/4/2015

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

    Great receiver...exceeds my expectations!

    Pros: Great sound, good radio reception and easy install.

    Cons: The clock not displaying "12" is a little irritating, but very livable.

    Perfect fit

    MJ from Illinois on 5/31/2015

    2003 GMC Sonoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It has what I need put I have to said I was especting more, the Bluetooth fails a bit, the sound is great and the mic. Does not come install on the radio soo it was a bit challenging to find a spot to run the wires and installed ,



    Car doc

    Radio man from Mia fl on 5/31/2015

    2005 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awsome no more words



    Nice stereo

    CJ from Utah on 5/26/2015

    2004 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is my first touch screen video receiver so I don't have anything to compare it with. There is a definite noticeable improvement in sound quality over the factory stereo. I have had no issues at all. Bluetooth connected fine and my Iphone 6 works just fine via usb with Pandora. Operation is simple, haven't had to refer to the owners manual yet.

    Pros: Nice sound and usability

    Cons: Clock operation is messed up. 12:01 is displayed as 0:01 and the clock is always wrong with the auto clock setting turned on. I just turned it off and it works fine.

    Good but Some Limitations

    Tom H from Maryland on 5/11/2015

    2009 Volkswagen Eos
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this to replace the stock radio in my 2009 Volkswagen EOS. I had it installed at a big box store. I bought it specifically because it had a knob for volume control and it had a front USB jack. It looked goo in my car and was very easy to set up but I soon discovered that it had a few serious flaws. First of all the interface was simple to the point of being dull. I am not looking for spaceship flashing lights but a little graphic pizzazz would have been nice. The biggest problem with the interface is that the text for song/artist information was so small. Given the screen real estate, the designers decided to use a font the size a typical Webster's dictionary entry instead of making the text big and readable. Secondly, the controls for audio dynamics did not seem to provide much dramatic change in the quality of the sound. It was plenty loud but there were just three bands of control and I just could not get the system to sound rich and full. I have eight speakers so I thought it should sound better than it did. But the thing that finally made me return it was that when I connected to my Bluetooth phone, there was no song or artist information displayed, just the controls to skip to the next song, pause or play. I checked the manual and verified that it said "Song and artist information will not be displayed when connected to a Bluetooth phone" or something like that. So I bought a JVC Arsenal KW-V200BT and installed it myself. I love it.(mostly).

    Pros: Nice color, instant on, well made, volume control button, front USB jack

    Cons: Limited sound control , small small text for song information, no song info when connected via Bluetooth,

    Love it

    Anonymous from wyoming on 5/2/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    always liked Sony products. This is my first dvd system from them. I own a ford and Sony is the factory stereo in most fords, so it looks like I have a stock head unit.

    Pros: Sony quality easy to use.


    Great Addition

    Robert from Michigan on 4/30/2015

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

    This unit was a great addition to my 2008 silverado. Install was pretty easy just had to connect a bit of wires and plug them in.

    Pros: Good sound even with my stock speakers. Looks awesome. Bluetooth works great nice and clear on both ends.

    Cons: just wish it did a little more not exactly sure just more. Also doesn't show the info on the screen when you play cd's but thats probably due to the advancing technology.

    nice unit.

    oscar_v from rgv south Texas on 4/26/2015

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a. Double din for my malibu and saw this unit read the reviews and was impressed with good the good reviews so i bought it. Bluetooth connectivity is smooth, the volume is a knob so the screen stays clean. Sound is loud and clear through my stock speakers.

    Pros: Connectivity is excellent Clean oem look Sturdy build

    Cons: The screen is not bright enough for clear daytime use. The settings is a maze to get to make your own adjustments and cuts off your bt connection.

    Looks great in my F250

    Anonymous from Cropwell, Alabama on 4/18/2015

    2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The most difficult part was getting the dash off to install the unit but once that was done there was no problem at all. The unit looks great and plays perfectly.

    Pros: Fits like a glove after a couple of very minor modifications to the mounting bracket.

    Cons: Tabs on the mounting bracket had to be removed to get the unit to fit into the dash. This was easily done and in no way affects the performance of the stereo. Interestingly, the bracket instructions say not to remove the tabs but there is no other way to insert the unit into the space unless they are removed.

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Dave from Houston, DE on 4/16/2015

    2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    yoh cant go wrong with Sony products. You Always get great value for the price. Extremely easy to use even for someone who is not tech savvy.

    Pros: Sounds great and the blue tooth pairing is hassle free.

    Cons: Only con i have is I have to use the blue tooth app as apposed to the Pandora app with my iPhone. The Pandora info will not display on the screen.

    Sony XAV-68BT Review

    asned from Oklahoma on 4/14/2015

    2008 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo is a great value. It is easy to use/install. The look is great (a little smaller than I originally thought) but its fine. I would recommend this stereo to anyone who wants a good stereo for a cheap price. My only two "unhappiness" factors are the sound quality wasn't as great as I hoped for. However, I'm sure upgrading my speakers could help this. And secondly, the Bluetooth sometimes cuts out and I've had complaints from people on the other end of calls of an echo. Other than these two things it works great

    Pros: affordable looks good easy install handsfree

    Cons: sound quality isn't superb Bluetooth microphone causes echo

    Sony XAV-68BT

    stan from Middletown, ny on 4/10/2015

    2000 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy overall with product.

    Pros: Works well with Android phone.

    Cons: Tuner does not have the reception of the stock system.

    Great radio, user friendly

    Drew from Idaho on 3/22/2015

    1999 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Super easy install in a '98 CRV, love the Pandora interface, separate volume control knob that switches inputs is a great feature. Sounds clear, just need separate subwoffer if you really want thump. Was a perfect companion for a cross-country drive.

    Pros: easy to control everything with well layed out menus and options. For the price, it gives everything you could ask for.

    Cons: Can't change display background

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Colin S from Fallston, MD on 3/20/2015

    2002 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy to put in, enhanced the sound quality in my car, and overall an awesome addition to my car



    Excellent Unit

    NateS from Montana on 3/17/2015

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

    This was a excellent unit upgrade from my stock unit. It has performed better than i anticipated. My wife is thrilled with the ease of use

    Pros: Great Sony quality---- Great sound---- Easy install

    Cons: None thus far

    Great radio for a great price

    Seans from New Orleans, La on 3/5/2015

    2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio. Sounds good even with stock speakers. Hooked up a reverse camera to it and the picture is clear.

    Pros: -good value for the money -Sony quality. -good picture. -front aux and usb.

    Cons: None that come to mind


    Randy Yewell from Millington, TN on 3/4/2015

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

    Right out of the box I was happy. Everything was perfect. The installation was actually quite easy with everything that Crutchfield sent with my new stereo. After installing the stereo, setting it up was no problem. It's everything I was looking for. It looks like it was made for my Nissan Pathfinder. The DVD function is great. (for all you parents out there) play movies while waiting. The Bluetooth function is flawless. I love it. Phone calls come through nice and clear and the mic is small enough where it's not really noticeable. Overall, I'm very pleased. I expected nothing less from Crutchfield and Sony.

    Pros: DVD, Bluetooth, ease of installing, looks, functions.

    Cons: none

    very nice system

    Charles from Brentwood, CA on 2/25/2015

    2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Simple to install, everything I needed came with the package, and it all works perfectly, the first time.

    Pros: Nice, bright screen and intuitive navigation. I don't like all the flashy gadgety stuff, and this has a nice clean UI.

    Cons: Maybe an option to "upload" custom backgrounds and color schemes would be nice?

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Anonymous from Coshocton, OH on 2/23/2015

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

    I Love this cd/dvd player . Fit well in my 05 trailblazer.



    very satisfied

    Anonymous from Philadelphia PA. on 2/15/2015

    2003 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The product I've purchased was well worth the money spent

    Pros: Easy to install. Easy to use and the price was right

    Cons: No cons

    Terrific Addition to my Tundra

    Tim from Kansas City, Ks on 2/15/2015

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

    This unit is truly one of the best I've installed in any of my cars!!

    Pros: Ease of use...Works great with my back up camera, and my Samsung Note 3.

    Cons: The glare on the screen makes it difficult to see in sunlight.

    Excellent Head Unit

    brandon from robbinsville, nc on 2/7/2015

    2012 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit comes equipped with everything but the navigational system, could not get better quality for the price. Extremely satisfied! :-)

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Honestly can't think of none.

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Anonymous from California on 2/7/2015

    2002 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    looks good. nice sound


    Cons: radio cant display 1223 pm it shows 0023.called up teck said they all do it. stupid

    A sony product

    Anonymous from South Carolina on 2/5/2015

    1992 Toyota Pickup
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I always forget about Sony products inability to play well with others. They design really good products then screw it up somehow. In the case of the in dash unit that I purchased, the unit doesn't do plug and play navigation with an iphone and ANY nav software, or at least any that I have found.I read that GPS drive by motion X would work, but it doesn't. Nothing else seems to either, so that nice big screen just sits there stupid. Its a shame. Musically, it is just fine, even connected to aged factory speakers. I wanted something that had front usb and accessory plugs, and it does. It has a multi function knob, which works well. Since the install required pulling the single din unit and shelf, which required pulling out basically everything except the steering wheel its a good thing. Having to access the back would be insanely difficult, so I'm glad the backup camera and the accessory mike were plugged in during the initial install.

    Pros: Huge improvement in sound over the stock unit,blends in to the console, easy to operate while driving

    Cons: Really lame software interface. Won't let you use Iphone features like GPS or Siri and hands free calling easily. Crappy support if you insist on speaking english

    Nice entry level model

    The CDP from Winnipeg, MB on 1/29/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This deck works exactly as advertised... installation was smooth and easy, instructions were clear.

    Pros: Good value for a deck with Bluetooth calling and audio.

    Cons: It would be nice to be able to change the background image.

    Functional receiver at a decent price

    Phil from Texas on 1/27/2015

    2004 Honda Pilot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great in my 2004 Pilot. My goal was no wires to listen to things from my phone and to display a rear camera, and this fits the bill. Touch screen is functional - there aren't accidental touches. Radio works with way more presets than I will ever use. Had trouble getting the steering wheel controls to work, but customer service helped me get them up and running.

    Pros: Does what I want it to. Functional touchscreen. Seems reasonably well built.

    Cons: Volume knob frequently fell off during installation. Slow startup and switch to rear camera. If you reverse quick, you might be done reversing before the camera image appears.

    Fantastic Upgrade for my 2005 Honda

    GayleK from Texas on 1/26/2015

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

    I wanted to upgrade my radio to listen to audiobooks without burning to CDs. The customer support in selecting the right radio was superb. We had a question about installation on a Sunday afternoon and once again phone support was just great. I am really enjoying the sound. Haven't used all the functions yet but am looking forward to trying all the bells and whistles.

    Pros: Great display. I hired someone to install the unit and he said it was easy.

    Cons: None


    austin from south jersey on 1/24/2015

    2005 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this looks great in my 05 subaru forester. i love the features and the compatibility with my iphone. great value for a not so expensive price.

    Pros: looks great sounds great easy hookup no learning curve

    Cons: none

    Sony XAV Review

    Casey B. from Alachua Florida on 1/23/2015

    2011 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is honestly my best buy as far as stereos go in my truck. Very easy to install with great display and ease of use. This stereo is better then I expected and I plan to continue to shop here at Crutchfield. Thankyou

    Pros: Easy install, Easy to use, Great quality, Bluetooth flawless, great picture, quality sound.

    Cons: None.

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Anonymous from Maryland on 1/22/2015

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great price for features. No issues with operation or learning how to use it at all.



    :)))) great buy!

    joerenf from Hawaii on 1/20/2015

    2012 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I enjoy it. Thanks to Crutchfield and reading the magazine. featuring this model. MAN I love it for my 2012 Nissan sentra ser speV!!

    Pros: No lag when you touch the screen compared to others Sound quality badass fits great in my car! BLUETOOTH connectivity is amazing! trust me! Fast shipping!

    Cons: Just wish I can change the background to something else

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Anonymous from San juan Puerto Eici on 1/20/2015

    2007 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Equipment. Good Sound. Easy to use.

    Pros: Simple and elegant.

    Cons: You can't change the screen backdrop image.

    Quality construction

    Kirk from high point, nc on 1/20/2015

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

    I bought this as a Christmas gift for my daughter and installed it for her. No problem installing it in a 2005 Honda civic ex. The Crutchfield instructions are incomplete though. I researched you tube for a better installation instruction.

    Pros: Fits perfectly and looks great

    Cons: None as of this time.

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Anonymous from cairo,wv on 1/15/2015

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

    Was not happy with radio . Display would not show album covers when conected to ipod. Sony tech support very rude . Dvd player skipped . Sent the radio back and got a pioneer.

    Pros: Sound quality good

    Cons: Dvd skipped ,no display when plying ipod

    Good unit good price

    Bo from Oklahoma on 1/12/2015

    2011 Toyota Prius
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good for the price. Installed in the wifes prius well with the dash kit. Wiring was easy. No steering wheel adapter required

    Pros: Well made simple to install

    Cons: Menues and icon displays are a bit clunky. Lacking some wow factor in those regards

    Great upgrade and value!

    Slixter from South Carolina on 1/8/2015

    2006 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This a great upgrade that brings touch screen, Blue Tooth, hands free phone & DVD all into a smooth interface at a very reasonable price. The fit and finish in my '06 Tundra is nice. I bought this primarily for the iPhone and Blue Tooth interface. So far so good. Very intuitive navigation thru various functionalities.

    Pros: iPhone interface Blue Tooth Touch screen

    Cons: Hands free mic picks up callers voices from speakers as annoying delayed echo.

    Lots of options for a great price!

    WillB from Greenville, SC on 1/5/2015

    2006 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    2006 Tundra-Looks great! Installed 12/20/15. This unit has a lot of flexibility for both Android and Iphone. The front USB port is a huge convenience. The unit works with both major cell phone OS'. This was key for me, because I did not want to be stuck to a phone because of the stereo in my car. This provides Blue tooth calling and music, on both platforms, and also allows both to be plugged in to the USB plug. This is all the functionality I needed, and none that I didn't. If you want platform flexibility without paying $600+ this unit deserves a look!

    Pros: Flexibility Price Call Quality Build Quality Cool search features that searches standard radio stations.

    Cons: Little to no customization--This did not matter to me. Only 2 sets of pre-outs, which limits to front/rear or front/sub. This can be overcome with splitters though.

    Installed 1/1/2015

    SA CA 10851 from California on 1/3/2015

    2001 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this in my Toyota Tacoma on 1/1/2015. Fits perfect. Looks great. Well built typical Sony. Navigation, set up, very easy. I added a cheap backup camera from Amazon and it works great, but routing the cable takes extra time. Like everyone else says, the night time dimming isn't great; but, I tap the sound equalizer on the screen and it shows black with just the various EQ options to adjust for the type of song.

    Pros: Easy navigation. Everything works. Soft dial volume control is far better than searching for on screen arrows like some units have.

    Cons: Only dims slightly when headlights are switched on. Turns on automatically with each ignition start, even when it was off

    Sony Audio System

    TRM from NJ on 12/29/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent system value for money. Easy operation with touch screen control & remote control is bonus. All features as advertised clear reception excellent audio & video



    Sony XAV 64BT

    Gil H from Sacramento, Ca. on 12/28/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I first ordered a JVC double din to save some money. The goal was quality sound before cosmetics. After hearing it and trying to tune it I called Crutchfield and asked for this Sony. It was worth every cent. This Sony completely changed the audio experience with the exact same system and same settings.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

    Sony XAV-68BT

    BC from Nashville on 12/28/2014

    2004 Lexus IS300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really pleased with my decision to go with this Sony XAV-6BT to replace the factor HU in my sons IS300. It was a straight forward install and the unit looks great.

    Pros: -Flawless Bluetooth operation -Good looking and easy to use interface -Pandora app is very cool -Sounds great -High cool factor

    Cons: -No dedicated sub output

    Nice clean look

    Bill from Kentucky on 12/26/2014

    1999 Toyota Camry LE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy installation in a 1999 Camry. Nice clean face look and easy start up without reading instructions! Good value and like the hands free for the cell phone. Incoming phone calls sound good even with the old speakers that need replacing. I would recommend this unit and really appreciate the good service and help from the technicians. Very pleased customer for over 30 years.



    Very Good Upgrade

    Anonymous from Fort Laudedale, Florida on 12/23/2014

    2007 Dodge Magnum
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this HU in my 2007 Dodge Magnum. My ride originally came with a single disc CD with aux jack. After years of frustration I upgraded to this Sony HU. I'm very pleased with the unit, music is crisp and clear, the bluetooth function works great (during music streaming or speaking on the phone) install was very straightforward. I'm awaiting the arrival of my backup camera so I can install and i'll update my review accordingly. If you are looking for a basic (but seriously improved) head unit that won't break the bank, i'd suggest this Sony.

    Pros: Great price, easy to install, all the features that I needed.

    Cons: In ability to utilize Satellite Radio

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Anonymous from Colorado on 12/22/2014

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

    Overall a great unit. Easy to use. I like to listen to audiobooks via bluetooth and still have to increase the sound where the background has a slightly louder hum but then switching between functions doesn't change the volume too much. I didn't think I would use the DVD player much but find during lunch breaks that it comes in handt

    Pros: bluetooth sound quality

    Cons: sound transitions between bluetooth and other functions

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Steve S. from Texas on 12/21/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed in my 2006 Hyundai Azera Limited with factory Infinity sound system. Installation was a breeze using Crutchfield's master sheets and a video from youtube. Stock unit went TU! Only glitch was not with the product but the plastic dash structure. When removing two panels and a trim piece it seemed that half of the friction fastener holes either cracked or shattered. I spent a day using gorilla super glue putting the puzzle pieces back together. I did use nylon panel removing tools and used the utmost delicacy but still couldn't avoid the panel cracks. The glue worked wonders and all went together well. The sound quality and ease of use of the Sony unit is excellent even with the stock factory amp and speakers. Loaded hundreds of mp3 music files on a flash drive and they play without a hitch. DVD videos play perfectly. Used an iDatalink Maestro ADS-MSW Steering Wheel Control Adapter to retain steering wheel controls and I highly recommend this product. It's programming capabilities are superb.

    Pros: Sony quality. Crutchfield support!

    Cons: Not really a con but for the life of me I can't seem to discover the proper video format for videos using the flash drive. Using Sony's specs for video files didn't seem to work no matter how many different file conversions I did. After perusing the web I found that many others are struggling with this issue also. I'll keep searching!

    Very Nice Head Unit

    PatrickD from Milwaukee WI on 12/5/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice Head unit. I put this in a 2004 Cadillac Escalade. I become extremely overly frustrated with the pathetic performance of the so called "media gateway" type products. The only one that worked at all was the ISimple, and then that quit working too.... This Sony unit plays nice with my IPhone 5s, and my IPhone 4S, which I now basically use as an IPod. Sound quality is really great. You can use the USB, or just use the headphone/AUX jack, it works fine either way. Sound quality is really good. Seems to have plenty of power for my factory speakers. My subwoofer and full stereo features still work. Steering wheel controls still work. I just did a long x-country trip, probably 50 hours behind the wheel.... Worked perfect the whole time. I am pleased with this purchase. This unit supports a rear view camera, so that's my next step, to get that hooked up....

    Pros: Sound quality. Interface to IPhone. Ease of use. Appearance is nice, does not look cheap or out of place.

    Cons: There is some wiring required, to install this. Patience will get you there. Also, there is a lot of new wire & gear to be jammed in the dash. Even in a full size SUV, I had to get a little creative, to fit this pile of spaghetti in the dash... The mount I got from Crutchfield was a "multi-fit" sort of mount, so a lot of it has to be cut off. Checked on line for the maker of that, and download the updated PDF for the installation instructions. Those were a dramatic improvement over the inculded ones.

    Sony xav-68bt stereo

    Anonymous from Upland, CA on 11/30/2014

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

    Worth the money and very easy to use. Does what it needs to and wasn't a pain to install. Put into a 2003 Tahoe. Besides having to get an install kit. The only mod necessary was cutting out a small piece of carbon composite bracket about the size of a quarter from behind the stock location. Bluetooth worked without a hitch with my Android as well. I wasn't looking for blinky lights and all that stuff. This is perfect. Understated looks and I can turn off the screen when I want to.

    Pros: Not an eyesore to look at. Easy functions. Easy install with no funny gaps.

    Cons: Wish it had a dimmer for night so I don't have to turn off the screen if it bothers me.

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Decker from Norristown NJ on 11/30/2014

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the stereo. Sounds great. Easy install.



    Sony XAV-68BT

    Tim W from Caledonia, MI on 11/23/2014

    2006 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    With so many car audio products on the market, it was tough to sort from one manufacturer to the next. Crutchfield's web site was helpful with their side by side comparisons. This Sony product more than met my expectations. It is loaded with features and paired up nicely with our iPhones via Bluetooth and USB cable. We won't probably use the unit to watch movies in our car, but I tried it briefly and the picture quality was great. The overall sound quality is very good and there are several features that affect tone control. The brightness at night seemed harsh at first, but we made additional adjustments in the settings and got that under control. Overall, I am very happy with this product.

    Pros: Ease of use. Bluetooth paring works better than my factory radio in my 2014 Ford escape. Flexible tone shaping controls

    Cons: Glare can be harsh during night driving, would prefer more contrast between "day" and "night" briteness settings.

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Mark W from Columbia Il on 11/20/2014

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Head unit looks great n my 04 F150 FX4. Sound is what you would expect from radio with out a external amp. Still plays clean and loud enough to hear over road noise. If you are looking for a decent replacement over stock that has Bluetooth and ease of use,this unit will do you just fine.

    Pros: Looks great in my dash,like it belongs there from Ford. Decent amp built in for moderate sound. Quite loading and ejecting motor. simple and easy to use. Not a lot of flashing lights or bottons.

    Cons: Just a few. You can't change the background. Long load times for the cd player. If you leave the screen from a cd or the tuner, the music stops. Should continue to play until you chose another signal source.

    Sony xav68 bt

    Tom R from Haslett Michigan on 10/29/2014

    2004 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So easy to use and sound is excellent .... Pretty easy installation

    Pros: Touch screen controls are super easy to use Bluetooth works perfectly

    Cons: I'll let you know ..

    the best stereo

    Anonymous from Whiting, IN on 10/12/2014

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

    The best car stereo

    Pros: None

    Cons: None

    Works Great

    Bill from Port Royal, Sc on 10/12/2014

    2006 Mazda MX5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works as I expected, very easy to install. Crutchfield Techs are great

    Pros: Easy to operate. Android sinced with the unit with no problems

    Cons: Can't change screen background

    All The Features I Wanted

    Edro from New Bern, NC on 10/9/2014

    2003 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this based on it's Bluetooth and iPhone compatibility. It met and exceeded my expectations.

    Pros: Easy to use and setup. Bluetooth works flawlessly. Charges my iPhone when plugged in. I use my iPhone for navigation and whether you're linked to the stereo via Bluetooth or lightening cable, the voice navigation lowers the music volume when giving you instructions through the speakers just like an OEM navigation would. Volume knob instead of buttons which usually start to creak after excessive use.

    Cons: A little bland in the background image department. Also, I don't like that the music you're listening to stops every time you want to go back to the main menu. In my opinion the music should keep playing until a new feature is selected or the music is manually paused.

    Great Radio

    Robert from Indianapolis, IN on 10/3/2014

    2010 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I put this stereo in and my factory speakers sound even better (but plan to update those now). The touch screen is very intuitive and I love the controls on it. My iPhone 5S has no issues connecting to it.



    Sony XAV-68BT

    Mark K. from Collierville, TN on 9/22/2014

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Does exactly what I was expecting. Has all the features I requested for head unit.

    Pros: Simple touchscreen features, front USB, Aux has convenient access/location. Was very easy to configure and connect iPhone

    Cons: Still have not figured out or may not be possible to change screen displays. Was hoping it had customize option. More of a preference I guess than con

    Sony XAV-68BT

    DL from Salt Lake City, UT on 9/5/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great deck for the price. Very responsive and easy to use. It changes between back-up camera quickly, no delay. Happy with my purchase. Only downside is I can't change the background like you can with some decks.

    Pros: Easy to use Looks Good Responsive Great sound Crutchfield support during install was AWESOME! Really knew their stuff.

    Cons: Lack of display options. Can't change background

    Sony XAV-68BT

    Jesse from Albuquerque on 9/4/2014

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Product performs great. Excellent sound quality over stock stereo even with stock speakers. Bluetooth connects quickly and it very simple to operate. Glare isn't bad but I have a dark tint so it's hard to say. Overall good product and you can't beat all the extras Crutchfield has to offer!!!

    Pros: Great sound, easy navigation, no lag on touch screen

    Cons: Background can't be change, sound adjustments are a little generic with very little changes in sounds.


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    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 17 watts
    Peak Output 55 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 10 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

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

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" Touchscreen Monitor: The Sony XAV-68BT DVD receiver features a 6.1" widescreen (17:9) touchscreen LCD monitor. The WVGA LCD monitor has a high resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB; with 1,152,000 total pixels. The LCD monitor provides touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics and icons, making menu navigation easy.

    • Picture EQ: You can select a picture quality mode suitable for the interior brightness of your vehicle. You can choose from Dynamic, Standard, Theater, or Sepia. You can also change the screen's aspect ratio of the DVD receiver's LCD monitor to suit your video content. You can choose from Normal, Wide, Full, or Zoom.
    • Illumination Dimmer: To change the brightness of the display you can set the XAV-68BT to one of two dimmer modes; Dimmer Auto (dims the display automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), or Dimmer On (display always dim). You can adjust the dimmer level from -5 to +5.
    • 12-/24-Hour Clock: The head unit's clock can be set to a 12-hour or 24-hour mode. The clock will be visible during Tuner, Disc, USB, iPod, and Bluetooth playback; as well as from the main menu screen and sub menus. The head unit's clock will display a "0" instead of "12" for the hour; Sony is aware of this, but currently there's no fix for this display quirk.
    Note: In addition to the head unit's touchscreen controls, the XAV-68BT also offers a 3-way rotary knob and "HOME-DSPL" push button along the left side of the screen.

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

    2-DIN Chassis: The Sony XAV-68BT has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is no mounting sleeve provided to Euro- or Custom-mount the in-dash receiver. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Sony XAV-68BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 3.0), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone (like Apple iPhone or Android) to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile), OPP 1.0 (Object Push Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony XAV-68BT. Please visit Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony XAV-68BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. Up to 9 phones or audio devices can be paired with the XAV-68BT, however, only one device can be used at a time. When a paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the two units.

    Note: Bluetooth and pairing must be turned on in the head unit's menu prior to connection your Bluetooth-enabled device.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Sony XAV-68BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled smartphone (like Apple iPhone, Android, and Blackberry). Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls of the XAV-68BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. And, thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the XAV-68BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or automatically (between 3-10 seconds) through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from your car speakers and the caller's name from contact list (no Caller ID) or phone number is displayed on the head unit's LCD. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the XAV-68BT, you can dial a phone number in a variety of ways. You can manually dial phone number using the unit's touchscreen or make call using the voice tags stored in your mobile phone. You'll also be able to access your phonebook (up to 1,000 contacts/3 numbers each, as well as store 6 of your favorite contacts for speed dialing. In addition, the unit stores the last 20 calls, allowing you to select the last dialed/received/missed phone numbers. You can even use its redial function to quickly dial the last number called.
    Note: The external microphone features an attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone comes with a mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.465" (diameter) x 1.425" (depth).

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Song/Artist Info): The Sony XAV-68BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone (Like iPhone, Android, or Blackberry). You can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the XAV-68BT. You'll be able to control basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Shuffle/Repeat. The head unit will also display your music's song/artist information; such as Artist name, Song title, and Album title. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control advanced music playback functions. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Sony XAV-68BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's "HOME/DISPL" button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the XAV-68BT and its microphone. You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will be heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone device. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: You must enable the head unit's "Home/DISPLAY" button for voice command within the head unit's menu before using Siri Eyes Free. The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Sony XAV-68BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Disc+USB+Android Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Sony multimedia head unit has a front loading disc slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The Sony XAV-68BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. The Sony XAV-68BT supports various audio, photo, & video files recorded onto these discs.

    Front-Panel USB Input (Android Compliant): The unit's front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) or USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) compliant device; such as your Android smartphone or USB thumbdrive. The Sony XAV-68BT's USB port supports playback & control of a variety music, video, and photo files stored on your USB device through the head unit. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    • MSC Playback: The Sony XAV-68BT's USB port enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC device, like your older Android smartphone (w/ OS 2.2+ [Froyo/Gingerbread]) or simple thumbdrive device through the head unit.
    • MTP Playback (Audio only): The XAV-68BT's USB port also enables playback & control of stored music on your portable USB MTP device, like your newer Android smartphone (w/ OS 4.0+ [Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean/KitKat]) through the Sony head unit.
    Note: You cannot use your Android smartphone's touchscreen to control music playback and you cannot select music apps from your smartphone for playback. However, you can continue to listen to stored music on your Android smartphone while you check your Calendar, Facebook, Texts, etc on your phone.

    Media File Compatibility: The Sony XAV-68BT supports a variety of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto disc or loaded onto a USB device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB (MSC/MTP)
    File System ISO 9660 level 1/level 2, Joliet/Romeo FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 48-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32-48 kHz
    WMA: bit-rate of 48-192 kbps w/ sampling rate of 44.1 kHz
    Video Xvid: max resolution of 720 x 576 w/ frame rate of 30 fps (not supported by MTP)
    max resolution of 720 x 576 w/ frame rate of 30 fps (not supported by MTP)
    Photo JPEG: max resolution of 6,048 x 4,032 (not supported by MTP)
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 256 folders/2,000 files
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.x/2.x), WMA-tags

    Playback & Search Functions: You can use the head unit's touchscreen monitor to search folders and audio/video/picture files stored on an inserted disc or connected USB device. In addition, you can use the included remote to enter a track number directly for "Direct Search". You'll also be able to operate basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Random/Repeat from the unit's touchscreen.

    Song/Artist Information: The DVD receiver will display your USB device's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, and Artist/Album Name (no Album Art).

    Off Eject + Audio Reload: A disc can be ejected with the power off. The DVD receiver will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected, but not removed for 15 seconds or more.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod Audio Playback: The Sony XAV-68BT's front-panel USB port allows you to connect your iPod/iPhone via the iPod dock or Lightning connector-to-USB cable that comes with your iPod or iPhone (not included with the head unit). This USB 1-Wire for iPod/iPhone connection lets you directly connect, charge, & control select iPod/iPhones via the USB jack on the front of the unit, as well as view metadata like song title & artist name on the front display.

    • Bypass iPod DAC: The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a high Signal-to-Noise ratio.
    • Music Navigation: The Sony XAV-68BT lets you navigate your iPod/iPhone's music from the head unit touchscreen and front-panel controls. You'll be able to browse your iPod/iPhone's stored music library by Song, Album, Artist, Genre, Playlist or Composer (content in each category is listed alphabetically). The XAV-68BT also supports basic playback functions for stored music and music apps; such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Previous/Next Track, and Random/Repeat. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to use your Apple device's touchscreen so you can access music apps (like Pandora/iHeartRadio); older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • Song/Artist Info: The DVD receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, and Artist/Album Name (no Album Art).The XAV-68BT will also display song/artist information and station identification from select music apps (like Pandora and iHeartRadio).
    • Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.
    Note: The Sony XAV-68BT does not support iPod/iPhone video transfer.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony XAV-68BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/24/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y N Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.0 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 8.0 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd/3rd 1.1.3 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y N Y N Y Y N Y N N
    2 8.0 Y N Y N Y N Y Y N Y N N
    3 8.0 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    4/Air 8.0 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 8.0 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y

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

    AM/FM & Pandora Radio

    Digital Clarity Tuner w/ RDS: The Sony XAV-68BT is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology.

    • RDS: Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible FM stations. FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal.
    • Presets: The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 (total: 18 FM/12 AM). Preset tuning can be done manually or automatically (BTM). BTM (Best Tuning Memory) selects stations with the best signals within the selected band and stores them in order of their frequency. To help find what's playing on your preset stations, you can play the first few seconds of each preset radio station until you find the one you want.

    Pandora App (for iPhone & Android): The free Pandora App (either from Apple Apps Store or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Sony XAV-68BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your compatible mobile device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Sony XAV-68BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    Audio Section

    Dynamic Reality Amp w/ 24-Bit DAC The Sony XAV-68BT DVD receiver features a newly developed sound processor for less distortion, an S-MOSFET IC for smooth signal transmission, and a large-sized capacitor for deep bass sound. In addition, the XAV-68BT is equipped with Sony's Dynamic Reality Amp to produce 3-dimensional sound staging for more realistic sound inside your vehicle. The Sony XAV-68BT also utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality. The power output specs for the XAV-68BT are as follows:

    • Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 55 watts x 4-channels (220 total watts)
    Note: The power specifications for the Sony XAV-68BT are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    4ch/2V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Sony XAV-68BT features two pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front & Rear/SW). The unit's Rear/SW preamp outputs can be configured as fading rear-channel outputs or a non-fading subwoofer output. When the head unit's Rear/SW preamp output is configured as a subwoofer output, you can adjust the subwoofer output level.

    High-Pass & Low-Pass Crossovers: The front & rear speaker outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 140Hz, 160Hz, or Off. When the Rear/SW preamp output is configured as a subwoofer output, a low pass crossover is activated with a selectable cut-off frequency of 80Hz, 100Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off.

    Equalizer: The Sony XAV-68BT features an EQ3 Stage 2 equalizer with 8 preset equalizer curves for various types of music. You can choose from Off, R&B, Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Dance, Country, or Custom. The Off mode provides a flat response. The Custom mode allows you to manually adjust the Low (60 Hz), Mid (1 kHz), & High (10 kHz) frequencies from +/-10dB.

    DVD Audio Level: Use this feature to adjust the audio output level between -10 and +1- for a DVD recorded in Dolby Digital, in order to balance the volume level between discs.

    AV Connections

    Dual Audio/Video Inputs: The Sony XAV-68BT DVD receiver is fitted with two audio/video inputs. The unit features 3.5mm audio/video input on the front-panel of the head unit for connecting a temporary external A/V source, such as a game console. The front-panel AV input also offers level adjustment (-10 to +15). The head unit's composite video/stereo audio RCA input on the rear-panel can be used to connect a permanent external A/V source, such as a Blu-ray player or mobile TV tuner.

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

    Rear View Camera: The Sony XAV-68BT is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. You can view a Normal or Reversed (mirror) image. The head unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera In jack) when an optional rear camera (such as the 158XAR800C, sold separately) is installed on your vehicle. When your vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera. The purple/white wire (within the radio's harness), must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 2.5 seconds.

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

    Remote Control

    IR Remote Control: The Sony multimedia XAV-68BT comes supplied with an IR emote control for easy wireless operation of the head unit. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions (not Bluetooth) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The Sony XAV-68BT offers built-in steering wheel remote compatibility for non-CAN bus vehicles; like select Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Subaru, and Suzuki vehicles (the included 3-wire harness plugs into the head unit's OEM SWC input and will need to be hardwired behind vehicle's steering column). You can configure the steering wheel remote commands from the XAV-68BT's touchscreen. The head unit's OEM steering wheel remote control input is also compatible with optional steering wheel control adapters (sold separately; see accessory list). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    Customer Q&A

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    Why did you buy this?

    Top of the line quality at a very reasonable price. All the features you want and a name you can trust. Sony and Crutchfield. [ Jackie  Dec 17, 2015 ]
    I purchased as a Christmas present for my son's 2010 Frontier. He reviewed it on-line and said it would look great in his truck. [ Robert  Dec 16, 2015 ]
    I was reading the reviews and they were wonderful. I just bought a used car and want to deck it out. I'm very excited about my purchase and am looking forward to installing it myself [ Allison  Dec 11, 2015 ]
    This item was researched and selected by my son as a gift. [ Nila  Dec 06, 2015 ]

    42 questions already asked

    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff  Feb 01, 2016 ]  Staff
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Feb 01, 2016 ]  Staff
    The RCA inputs on this receiver are expecting analog audio. They will not work with digital audio. We have some receivers with HDMI inputs that might work. You can call an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to see if we have something that can work for you. [ Paul  Jan 18, 2016 ]  Staff
    Hello, i got the Sony unit and then sent it back for the Pioneer Avic 5000 - which I enjoy.. [ JULIA  Jan 07, 2016 ]
    If installed properly [ Robert  Jan 07, 2016 ]
    Yes it does. [ William  Jan 07, 2016 ]
    not immediately, about a 2 second delay. FM tuner does not pull in stations as good as my factory radio. [ JAMES  Jan 07, 2016 ]
    Well, we play MP3's through the USB port and it seems to be fine in that mode, but I can't really answer the bit rate question. Overall however we are disappointed with this unit. It has had gremlins from day one and just keeps getting worse. All kinds of little problems like not pairing well with phones, clock keeps resetting, will come on at random times, dash lighting no longer works, etc. I have a JVC in the Acura and it has been flawless. The Sony, not so much. [ BRIAN  Jan 09, 2016 ]
    The Sony XAV-68BT supports playback of MP3 audio files from a compatible CD disc or USB device with a bit rate of 48-192 kbps & sampling rate of 32-48 kHz. [ Larry  Jan 08, 2016 ]  Staff
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Dec 30, 2015 ]  Staff
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Dec 29, 2015 ]  Staff
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Dec 21, 2015 ]  Staff
    yes [ David  Dec 13, 2015 ]
    Yes it does. I was hoping Sony would fix this with a firmware update but nothing so far. [ Whites  Dec 11, 2015 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Nov 13, 2015 ]  Staff
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy  Oct 14, 2015 ]  Staff
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Sep 28, 2015 ]  Staff
    Unfortunately no. But it's a really good unit! [ Daniel  Sep 14, 2015 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Aug 21, 2015 ]  Staff
    Yes the face is illuminated at night. [ JEFF  Aug 07, 2015 ]
    Yes. [ Danny  Aug 04, 2015 ]
    The home/display button and the eject button light up. The volume knob does not. Those are the only 3 buttons on the unit that are not on the touchscreen. [ Michael  Aug 04, 2015 ]
    When plugged in with a USB cord the iPhone indicates that it is being charged. But when you use GPS or play music the battery percentage on the iPhone drops slowly and will not charge the phone. If you use no applications on the iPhone and keep the USB cord plugged in, it charges the phone but barely. On a two hour ride using no applications my iPhone only charged one percent [ SAM  Jun 21, 2015 ]
    Yes it does [ ricardo  Jun 19, 2015 ]
    I don't have an iPhone, but I tried my iPad on USB, it did not charge. [ Mikel  Jun 19, 2015 ]
    Yes, it does charge an iphone when plugged using a USB cord. [ Richard  Jun 18, 2015 ]
    Yes it does [ Flemming  Jun 17, 2015 ]
    Yes it does. [ Patrick  Jun 17, 2015 ]
    Yes it does. And an android also. [ FRANK EDWARD  Jun 17, 2015 ]
    Our Samsung Galaxy S phones charge, so I would think an iPhone would. The usb port does have power. [ Lisa  Jun 17, 2015 ]
    OK, the full size (not just the screen) is 98 X 173 mm, and the depth should be around 160-165 mm. [ German  Jun 15, 2015 ]
    It is better to go to and check at that site if it fits to your car. It`s easier to go this way than pay attention to the sizes. [ German  Jun 15, 2015 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jun 05, 2015 ]  Staff
    I've only used Pandora. I think Spotify would probably work as an ipod and would rum but wouldn't be interactive through the unit just through the phone. [ Christie  Jun 05, 2015 ]
    It doesn't have a built in Spotify app like it does Pandora. You can however just use the BT setting and stream that way. You can also just use the aux port on the front. [ AL  Jun 05, 2015 ]
    I use spotify 90%too - but only by connecting my iPhone 6 via Bluetooth audio. You will be able to skip tracks via the headunit. [ john  Jun 05, 2015 ]
    Yes it will. I have an amp hooked up to it and it's works just fine [ Michael  Jun 01, 2015 ]
    Yes... Running amp to my four speakers and another to sub.... Downfall... I can't control the fader anymore because of lack of that sub output [ James  Jun 01, 2015 ]
    I use a USB stick and a SD chip. Both work fine. I almost never pair my android with it. What I have found is that is does not like folders...must be a software glitch or something but when I just load all my mp3's, no folders, it sees em all. [ O  May 13, 2015 ]
    Use a smart phone, problem solved ;) I've personally never used a flash drive to listen to music through any of my cars so I'm no help. If it were me I'd find another route. [ jonathan  Apr 29, 2015 ]
    Check out pages 22-23 of the manual. It explains the file formats and formatting limitations of RAW data on a USB memory device. The functions are barely worth messing with. VERY limited. My suggestion is to skip thinking you are going to get this to work well for you and use an iPod. [ Chris  Apr 29, 2015 ]
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Apr 18, 2015 ]  Staff
    It is still pretty brite even when it's dimmed all the way. I press the (option) button and it turns the screen pretty dark. [ Brian  Mar 21, 2015 ]
    Hello, I have this receiver in my truck,and I also like the lights as dim as possible, not sure what you like but this receiver all the way down is very nice to drive with,plus this receiver is a excellent choice and I couldn't be happier with it,hope this helps [ Brandon  Mar 21, 2015 ]
    That is the only complaint I have about this unit. It is bright and I have not found a way to dim it. [ HiCountry  Mar 19, 2015 ]
    You have to manually dim it unless you have a light wire in your wiring harness. My truck is a basic model that does not have that wire coming out of the factory harness therefore it does not dim with the lights in the dash. The radio has an auto dim feature but does not work that well in my opinion. [ William  Mar 19, 2015 ]
    My personal Opinion, id does not dim a whole lot. The factory nav system in an Escalade didn't dim much either, so I was kind of used to it. Also, the radio is off to my right pretty far, in a full size truck. If you like things really dim, you might want to look into ways to dim it. I do like this head unit. But to me, it's been about the same as the factory radio. A little brighter than I'd like, but, I've driven all night in this truck a few times, and honestly, it didn't bother me.... [ PATRICK  Mar 19, 2015 ]
    If you have "sync" from Ford, you keep the radio controls on the steering wheel but you lose the Phone option and the microphone. [ William  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    My car had no factory microphone. I ran supplied mic up left A pillar and attached mic to left ac / heat vent on car. [ JULIA  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    My vehicle did not have a factory microphone, but if the plug end on the mic is the same as the one supplied, I would give it a try. [ JAMES  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    I installed an of the shelf mic as my auto did not have one already installed. I see no reason why any mic that will plug into the unit's mic input won't work just fine.... I have had no problems with my unit. Hopes this helps. [ Richard  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    If you get the right wiring harness that allows you to continue using the steering wheel controls, onstar services for GM vehicles, etc. yes you can. [ CHASE  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    No. The connecter will not be the same. [ Brian  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy  Mar 10, 2015 ]  Staff
    that is correct, you will need to purchase the SV tuner. The factory stereo is inbeded in the stock stereo. [ Jordan  Mar 11, 2015 ]
    Mine did connect to the factory fm/am frequency but as far as satellite radio I'm not sure cause I did not have that in my truck.i can say this unit has lots of features and I am very pleased with it. [ mark  Mar 08, 2015 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Mar 02, 2015 ]  Staff
    I don't use Pandora, sorry. [ Richard  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    Hi Benny - I don't know as I don't use pandora...I mainly use the Bluetooth audio interface. My guess is it is as you describe because (except for tuner) anytime I try to access the phone via the menu the music stops. - j [ john  Feb 24, 2015 ]
    I'm not tech savvy enough to answer the exact blue tooth protocols question, but I can't say enough about how awesome Crutchfield's customer service is - if you call, you'll get a person (who speaks English!) and can definitely answer that. I bought this radio for my husband's truck as a Christmas present and he absolutely loves it. He has a samsung S4 active and he did say that the way it pulled the contacts in was a little goofy, so he just dials from the phone. I don't believe there is a built in mic, just the separate wired one, which he has clipped to his visor. The bluetooth calling works great, but I've noticed that the mic seems to pick up the caller's voice coming through the speakers - so basically, when I'm talking to him, I hear my own voice echoed back to me. [ MARIA R  Feb 09, 2015 ]
    It does not have a built-in mic. I was able to attach the mic to the mirror and hide the wire in the trim of the windshield and door- it works well. [ MeDynn  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    You can use either IPad or Android. The phone contacts transferred to the radio With no issues. The Mic is not built in, but it is included in the radio and provides clear communication. [ JAMES E  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    You can use either IPad or Android. The phone contacts transferred to the radio With no issues. The Mic is not built in, but it is included in the radio and provides clear communication. [ JAMES E  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    nope. [ David  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    Nope, unfortunately it's not detachable. [ Daniel  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    face does not come off. All one unit [ dwain  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    no can not remove faceplate [ tracy  Feb 05, 2015 ]
    Nope however if done well it can look fairly stock like. [ Bradley  Feb 05, 2015 ]
    LOL! No [ jonathan  Feb 05, 2015 ]
    Nope [ James  Feb 05, 2015 ]
    No it does not. [ Chris  Feb 05, 2015 ]
    Any phone or device works in the usb. The screen does not display anything from your phone. Only during a bluetooth connection your phone will have hands free control of phone functions. It will display call info, phonebook, and music info when streaming bluetoorh from you device. Will do voice commands also. But device must be paired and connected. The background screen is what will always be on the display. It will do mapquest or navigation turm by turn directions through the speakers but no map display. [ brian  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    It's designed to work with an ipod or iphone. I tried hooking up my Samsung S-4 via USB but it wouldn't bring up anything. Although the manual says it will work with USB devices including compatible Android phones and media players if it's set up right. It does great playing audio via bluetooth, which I have done with the S-4. I don't think you can display a phone screen on it. Couldn't find anything in the manual about it. [ Mikel  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    Eric: As far as using the USB with your phone and stereo, basically yes. You have a screen menu where you can select which input device you want to play. The USB can be a cable connection from you phone or a stand-alone jump (thumb) drive, doesn't matter. As far as the navigation is concern I am not sure, but I kind of doubt it. When playing music from my Android the Sony screen is the only thing on the receiver, so it is not displaying my phone screen when playing music from the phone, so I doubt there is a video link. Brian [ BRIAN  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and the usb will connect the phone to the stereo so you can play music, the bluetooth connection will also allow you to play music and, of course, answer the phone. As for the phone screen to be displayed on the stereo, I don't know - I have not tried that. [ Flemming  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    In my case (Casio G`z One - Android OS) it didn`t work. It works with Aux input though nothing is displaying on the Sony XAV-68BT`s screen from phone screen. [ German  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    Thanks. [ JohnC  Feb 09, 2015 ]
    Mine was a sonata. Sounds good with regular speakers. Not to bad to install. One gotcha for the stearing wheel controlls even though i got the steering wheel package you have to program parts of it through the radio options. [ David  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    I am not a radio aficionado, but to me it sounds fine. My son did the install and this is his take on that: The installation was fairly straightforward, several pieces of the dashboard had to be taken out in order to remove and replace the stock radio. I installed the microphone for the Bluetooth phone connection in the overhead console where the stock mic on higher end models would go. This involved removing the passenger side A pillar housing, and the overhead console. I made sure to route the wires behind the airbag, and I also took the glove box out to more easily route the wires from the head unit to the A pillar. Nothing was really anymore complicated than any other install that I've done. It took probably 4 hours, but I was also installing a backup camera, and had to do some extra work to get power and signal wires to the license plate. [ Jerri  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    I have NOT put it in a Tundra. I put mine in a 2004 Escalade. It sounds GREAT in the Escalade. Plays nice with the somewhat odd factory amps and factory antenna arrangement. The install is not "easy". Wiring the Gateway to the Head unit is a project. You will have both sets of instructions open to the technical portion, and you have to wire them together. A lot of it will be color for color, but not all of it, so you will want to make sure, and go one at a time, and make sure you're wiring front left speaker on the head unit to front left speaker on the gateway, and so on.... Also, my mount came with instructions, which were extremely vague, but I did find a much better instruction PDF on the internet, which cleared things up.... Also, when you get this whole gateway and head unit deal put together, jamming it all into the dash, was difficult for me. Even in a full size truck, where you'd think you have plenty of room, you have to get very creative to jam all these wires and this gateway in there.... I have no idea how people do this in small cars.... I really like the head unit, and feel I made the right decision to buy it. It is exactly what I wanted... I guess you have to assess your abilities. If you don't feel you can do it, you could easily take all the stuff you get from Crutchfield to a professional installer, and let them do it.... [ PATRICK  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    I just installed one of these in my 2005 Ford F150, sounds great with the factory setup, night and day difference from the stock stereo. Another great feature is that it has customizable and pre-set equalizer to fit anyone's listening needs. Ease of installation was easy, Crutchfield gives you all the required wiring diagrams and harness's that you need to go with it. You do have to do some wiring which consists of hooking the receiver harness to the specified vehicle adapter harness that comes with the order. It is pretty much color coded and there is a diagram. I also went ahead and purchased a back-up camera also to install with this unit and it works great. It was a little more difficult to hook up the rearview camera since it had to be connected to the rear light wire in the dash. Crutchfield technical support was a great help when I called them, told me exactly where to look and what color wire it was. I would highly recommend this for the price and quality. Bluetooth works great. [ christopher  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    It works great. I bought my iPhone 6 after my unit has been installed. Pairing was so simple and seconds later I was on the road enjoying my iP 6 music. I really recommend this device. [ Rafael  Jan 21, 2015 ]
    Yes, I've paired it with a 6 Plus and it's worked for bluetooth and streaming music. However, it only works when you're on the Bluetooth Audio setting, not the specific Pandora setting. You can only use the Pandora interface when you're plugged into the car. This is an annoying problem specific to iPhones, you can only stream Pandora through the Pandora screen with Android phones. [ Catherine  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    We do not have the iPhone 6, but we do have the iPhone 5c and 5s and they have both worked flawlessly using Bluetooth and direct connection methods. I suspect the iPhone 6 will work also. [ Timothy  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    Yes, the iPhone 6 and 6+ does work with the device. The Bluetooth works with phone calls, music and your address book, although there are some problems with the device properly displaying names in your address book. [ Jeremiah  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    Yes. I am using my 6 with it. Paired up easily and have had no problems. [ MATTHEW  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    The I phone 6 does work well with the Sony xav as does the I phone 5 what I have noticed with the 5 is I get interruptions in signals with Bluetooth so I tend to use the usb [ tom  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    Andrew: This receiver works just great with my iPhone 6. You can easily control the phone with the Sony touchpad screen or your phone. I have the 128 GB iPhone 6 with most of my music collection on the phone. It sounds great through this receiver using either Bluetooth or when wired directly into the USB port. [ Michael  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    Sorry man. Disregard my last comment. I traded it in for a pioneer avic 5000. Much nicer system [ JULIA  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    Yes. You might have update the firmware on the receiver to use apple play. Nav is nice also. [ JULIA  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    My phone is a iPhone 5 and it works great for music and cell phone calls. My daughters iPhone 5s works good with it as well. It shouldn't matter what model the phone is as blue tooth is an open standard. Hope that help. Been happy with this over all. [ Tracie  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    Under details it lists Ipod Compatibility as: iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G Not quite sure about the bluetooth/wireless however [ John  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    No, I haven't seen any possible way to do so. The entire radio is one unit. [ Angel  Jan 24, 2015 ]
    I don't think so. The face does not come off of it, and the only way to "detach" it would be to remove the entire unit. [ Robert  Jan 19, 2015 ]
    Igor P Sorry I don't think so. There are several hook ups on the radio chassie. This has been a really great unit for me. [ MARK  Jan 19, 2015 ]
    No, it really is a big box that fits I. The dashboard. It is screwed into your supporting structure of the instrument panel. [ Michael  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    No! One piece head unit. [ Jason  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    No there's not [ Christie  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    Nope, Once its in its in! [ AL  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    I don't think so man [ Chris  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    I don't think so - unless you craft something custom. [ john  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    Can you change the background to a pic I choose? If so, how? [ Merrell  Jan 30, 2015 ]
    First download the Clarion App on to your phone, then connect it to the Clarion unit using the USB port. Every feature of your phone will be available, the App is free. [ CARLOS DEL  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    It works very well with my iPhone 6. I use Siri to voice control my playlists while I'm in my vehicle so I have no need to access my playlists. This is a blue tooth enabled device so you won't have any issues playing music. If you would like it has a USB and AUX inputs. For the money you spend on a upgraded sound system from a dealer you could get a home theater system and a car audio system that will blow a stock system away and still have money to spare. [ jonathan  Jan 02, 2015 ]
    Does this unit have a video cable for a additional monitor [ steve  Jan 23, 2015 ]
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: We do not have information on playing videos while the vehicle is in motion as it is illegal in almost every state. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Dec 27, 2014 ]  Staff
    I have not experienced any annoying light mode that you describe. The only thing that annoyed me at first was the demo mode that I disabled in the settings. I also had to find the setting to lower the background lighting when the headlights are on. My other complaint is the way it handles the phone book from my phone, it displays last name first instead of first name first like my phone is setup. Also there is no label next to the phone number when there is more than one number for the single entry. It also does not appear to store the phone book. The phone quality is good. I have not tried to figure out the above problems, just thought that is the way it works. I did not purchase it for the phone use, I purchased it for my backup camera and an upgrade from stock. Pandora works well and my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S4. [ Troy  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    That has not happened to me. When playing Pandora overtime the song changes the screen goes black for about 1/2 a second. There is a demo mode that you can turn off. If you don't turn off the demo mode it displays advertisements for the head unit. [ Brian  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    I have not had any problems at all, but I have mine wired correctly. I think this is a great head unit so far. [ MARK  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    That hasn't happened. I've only had it installed about a month though. [ Tracie  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    I haven't noticed anything like that? It flashes the Sony logo on boot (when the car starts) but after that, no, haven't seen anything of the sort. I've been very happy with it so far, no complaints. [ JUSTIN WILLIAM  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    It did do something like that initially but it was the demo screen which you can just turn off in the settings. [ dave  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    There is a "demo" screen that will appear after a while of non-use. But, there is a setting to disable this "demo" screen. I disabled it right away. [ Thomas  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    It has a welcome Sony screen that does scroll thru different pics. This is easily disabled in the tools menu. [ William  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    I installed the Sony unit and was disappointed with the functionality and screen. I sent it back for a Pioneer AVIC 5000. The Pioneer is a nicer unit. [ JULIA  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    You can connect anything to it via usb chord. [ Christie  Nov 14, 2014 ]
    As long as your android has a Bluetooth function then yes. It for sure works with my iPhone 5s and I love how easy it is to connect. [ Sally  Nov 12, 2014 ]
    My Android phone works fine with this Radio [ William  Nov 12, 2014 ]
    Not sure how much wireless stuff you will be able to do but normal things like Pandora you can Bluetooth. Hope this info helps. [ mark  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    Yes, you shouldn't have any problems connecting both over Bluetooth. I have used both an iPhone and Android with this radio. [ AL  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    It does connect through Bluetooth, so it should connect that way with an iPhone or Android phone. Otherwise, it would need a USB cable or an Aux cable. [ Robert  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    No wireless for iPhone. [ Dan  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    yes it does connect to android wirelessly with Bluetooth for phone calls, Pandora, and music on the phone. I've had mine for almost 2 months now and love it. It makes driving a whole lot easier and safer in my opinion. [ KAYLEIGH  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    I'm able to connect my iPhone with Bluetooth- that way I can stream audio and make calls - doesn't android have the same option? [ john  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    Installer can't figure out Rear Camera from new 2015 Toy Taco, got everything else to work. Is there a trick to it or ?? [ Keith  Mar 01, 2015 ]
    Yes you can, based on how you wire the camera. If the camera gets its power from acc then you can view it whenever. If it is powered from reverse light, then it only vines on when in reverse. [ jjcentral  Nov 15, 2014 ]
    I tried but no. My camera is wired into the reverse circuit so it only powers up when my truck is in reverse. [ Michael  Nov 03, 2014 ]
    Camera is automatically activated when in reverse gear. There is no manual on and off switch [ Gene  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    I don't know. I have not installed a backup camera yet [ Isaiah  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    Yes you can [ Whites  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    Yep sure can. Just hit the camera option in the visual main menu bar. I have used it to double check if people are tailgating me or just to get a better at a glance perspective of traffic patterns behind me. [ Chris  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    Sorry for the delay. I usually have my iPhone 5S connected through a USB connection, but I do not see album artwork on the radio itself. I would assume that it does not show it with a BT connection either. I have a mount that I keep my iPhone on and I can see the artwork on the phone. [ Robert  Oct 24, 2014 ]
    Thanks guys! I was hoping to switch to android but it looks like that still doesn't work right. I have a 62BT but it only works right with an apple. [ Yosiff  Oct 10, 2014 ]
    No, however it shows the artist name, album, and song. [ Jonathan  Oct 10, 2014 ]
    Album art only shows via lightening cable. Just the song info shows with Bluetooth connection. [ Edward  Oct 10, 2014 ]
    No, just the blue background screen you see there. [ Michael  Oct 10, 2014 ]
    I know it shows album art when playing Pandora through a Bluetooth connection.Hope this helps [ mark  Oct 10, 2014 ]
    Yes. This receiver does have both a USB port and an auxiliary (3.5 mini jack) plug in. [ Jeff  Sep 11, 2014 ]  Staff
    No [ Danny  Aug 04, 2015 ]
    I have only used navigation on my phone a few time with the unit and I have not been able to stream video from my phone to unit. [ KAYLEIGH  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    it does not look like you can stream video at this point to this unit. Although I have not tried to setup a phone navigation from my phone to the unit. [ ERIK  Sep 14, 2014 ]