Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming
Built-in Bluetooth sets up a wireless link between the Sony XAV-701HD DVD receiver and your mobile device. You'll enjoy the convenience of hands-free calling, and you'll have touchscreen access to your phone book once your phone is paired. You can stream music stored on your phone using the receiver's audio streaming capabilities, too. And if you're a Pandora® fan with an Android or Blackberry™ device, you can pair your phone to the XAV-701HD for complete Pandora® control without ever connecting a wire.
HD Radio™ brings out the best in radio
The receiver's built-in HD Radio tuner lets you enjoy the advantages of HD Radio broadcasts, with near CD-quality FM reception and extra programming channels from participating stations. You can also tag songs that you like for later purchase at the iTunes store.
Lots of ways to enjoy your music and video
You'll also enjoy the features you'd expect with a DVD receiver. The screen displays the striking menu graphics crisply, and you'll be impressed by the thought that Sony's put into the touchscreen controls. You can plug your iPod into the front USB input for direct control and playback of audio files. And with your iPhone® connected you can access audio and video streams from many online sources, or even display navigation app maps on the screen. Slide a DVD into the front slot to enjoy movies or videos when you're parked, or insert a CD or DVD loaded with MP3, WMA, or AAC music files for hours of audio entertainment. For long road trips, dual-zone output allows you to send video to a rear seat monitor, while you listen to something else up front.
Match the sound to your car
The XAV-701HD's powerful amp features advanced circuitry to make your discs and digital music sound their best. The EQ7 7-band equalizer lets you optimize the output to the acoustics in your vehicle, and you can use the built-in digital signal processing to enhance the sound of compressed music files.
Integrate your smartphone with your car audio system with MirrorLink™
If you're an avid smartphone user, you know that your phone becomes part of your life. You store and stream music on it, get directions with it, and sometimes even make phone calls with it. It's a shame that you can't easily tap into all these features when you're on the road. And that's why we're excited about Sony's XAV-701HD DVD receiver.
Here's the scoop on MirrorLink
MirrorLink needs three elements to do its thing: a compatible receiver like the XAV-701HD, a compatible smartphone, and an app that's compatible with MirrorLink. Here's how they work together:
Download the app (prices vary) to your compatible phone. This lets the phone enter "car mode," which provides a simplified graphical interface that's easy to see at a glance and much easier to use — ideal for use in the car.
Connect your phone to the receiver using the receiver's USB input and your phone's USB cable.
Launch the app on your phone, and tap the MirrorLink icon in the receiver's source menu. The optimized car mode menu will appear on your receiver's screen.
Check to see if your phone will work with MirrorLink
The number of phones compatible with MirrorLink in the U.S. is limited to the popular Samsung Galaxy S III and Nokia Symbian models, but the list growing. Sony is working hand in hand with the Car Connectivity Consortium, a group of manufacturers developing standards for mobile smartphone applications, to certify phones that will work with MirrorLink. While the MirrorLink system has been in use in certain factory stereos in Europe, the list of compatible U.S.-based receivers and smartphones is currently limited — check Sony's MirrorLink compatibility chart for their latest information. But the list keeps growing rapidly, so check back with us frequently.
Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Sony stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Sony, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.