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JVC KW-V250BT

DVD receiver

MFR # KW-V250BT

JVC KW-V250BT

JVC KW-V250BT

DVD receiver

MFR # KW-V250BT

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A lot of stereo for the money

Crutchfield customer from Tecumseh, MI on 1/21/2022

2006 Lincoln Mark LT

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My only gripe about this stereo is the screen is hard to read on sunny days. Do yourself a favor and get the better install kit, the steering wheel controls work flawlessly. Crutchfield's tech support was fantastic with a question that I had about the wiring. I bought an open box stereo, there was nothing wrong with it and everything was there that was supposed to be.

Pros: Bluetooth works great Sounds better than the OE stereo More power and control Thumb drive and cd player

Cons: Glare on the screen which is hard to read at times

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Crutchfield customer from Ketchum, ID on 12/26/2021

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Great multi-use system. It's very easy to use and navigate the settings and options at your fingertips. The options for sound controls are numerous and I love it.

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Easy install, great improvement over stock

KB from Deltona, FL on 12/20/2021

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Had an old 2013 Scion with the original factory Pioneer radio. Decided on this unit mostly due to availability and reviews, plus it had features I most cared about which is the phone connectivity stuff (Android, bluetooth, Spotify, etc). The sound on this is far better than the stock radio... I thought the stock speakers in the car were 'ok'... no, they are great. Turned out that Pioneer was some weak ace sauce this entire time. The JVC gave me a big sound upgrade for sure. If I had to nitpick, I didn't really think how annoying resistive touchscreens would be until I got this. Its been awhile since I owned any device with a resistive touchscreen. That alone somehow makes the radio feel outdated rather than new. The other nitpick is the menu system and physical buttons. I appreciate trying to make more space for the screen by doing away with buttons, but a physical CD eject button would have been nice. Even then, at least the eject button on screen should appear on EVERY screen, along with a power button. To power off, one has to press the physical Home key, then onscreen walk through 3 more steps before turning off. To eject a CD, press the physical Function key, then the onscreen eject key. The Home screen has four shortcuts but I am only allowed to customize 3. Would have liked control over all 4 and would have like to be able to add or takeaway additional shortcuts. But those are NITPICKS. Its a great radio, and am very happy. So easy t

Pros: Most all modern bells and whistles (camera ready, cell phone/bluetooth, etc.)

Cons: Resistive touchscreen feels so outdated Could use more menu customization/shortcuts

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JVC did it again!!

Crutchfield customer from Cleveland, TN on 12/19/2021

2013 Ford F-150 FX2

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This is a awesome unit in my F-150. Love the touch screen, color changes, and sound options. Crutchfield made it so easy to install with all the parts and adapters I needed. With this radio I got to keep my steering wheel controls and rear view camera. Thanks again Crutchfield

Pros: The ability to adjust sound is great

Cons: N/A

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Guest from Hamilton on 12/18/2021

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avoid this unit, it worked ok for about six months, then out of the blue without any warning whatsoever it stopped working and needs to be updated. now i have to buy a flash drive and do some sort of download and install it. jvc " help line" apparently only works monday thru friday 8-4. i am extremely upset that they basically hijacked a radio that i paid for.

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Good for the price

Crutchfield customer from Kettering, OH on 12/15/2021

2008 Honda Civic EX

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Had it in for a few days now, the tuning capability is amazing and it sounds a lot more clear compared to stock radio, it is a bit slow to load at times, but not all that bad, one downside is that I had no way to retain my factory subwoofer because I have aftermarket subs in the trunk.

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Crutchfield customer from Pittsboro, NC on 12/12/2021

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Perfect product for my needs. Fairly easy installation. Great instructions from Crutchfield. Looks very nice and sounds great.

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Crutchfield customer from Richmond, TX on 12/9/2021

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Good product. Some glitches. Pandora has trouble connecting to my phone but if I select it as just Bluetooth audio it works. The radio doesn't dim with the dash dimming circuit.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Pandora doesn't connect. Radio shuts off when volume is at 28 (I don't need it that loud)

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Crutchfield customer from Fairfield, OH on 12/6/2021

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Great sound, many options to customize the sound. Would recommend this product to everyone who wants to upgrade their system.

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Awesome unit and Crutchfield service

Crutchfield customer from Newville, PA on 11/30/2021

2014 Toyota RAV4

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Great unit. Second one I've installed in two different vehicles. Great features and Crutchfield is by far the best place to by and if you have questions just give them a call and they can answer them.

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Great

Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 11/30/2021

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great product. Even better help desk that helped me install it!

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Crutchfield customer from N Tonawanda, NY on 11/25/2021

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Love other features

Pros: Tons of features

Cons: Screen isn't that bright during the day time

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Crutchfield customer from Longwood, FL on 11/25/2021

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Good choice for the stereo...now I'll plan on buying the Sirius radio kit to make this JVC unit satellite radio ready!

Pros: Easy to install in my car. Looks like factory installed too.

Cons: None so far

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Great unit

Crutchfield customer from Albuquerque, NM on 11/21/2021

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Love this unit put it in my Honda Ridgeline already love it much more than I expected for the money

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: A bit confusing to program but getting there

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Crutchfield customer from Redding, CA on 11/15/2021

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Bought this as a birthday gift for the wife. Easy to install with the Crutchfield harness. Did it in an hour on a Sunday...This radio does so much more than I expected. Had some downtime, waiting for the wife, started clicking on things...this is an incredible product...gonna have to spend quite a bit more time learning all the nuances of her...

Pros: Easy Hookup Clear Screen Easy bluetooth hookup

Cons: can't get the steering wheel mute button to work with it.

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Eli from Caguas, PR on 11/9/2021

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It was amazing! Everything is at my fingers touch! It was a great buy! Highly recommended! For the price is everything you want and need! I bought one for my daughter! For her car!

Pros: Everything

Cons: I don't have anything bad to say!

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Crutchfield customer from Roundup, MT on 11/9/2021

2003 Toyota Celica GT

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This deck transformed my sound system.

Pros: Bright and easy to see thanks to numerous light and angle adjustments.

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Crutchfield customer from Lyndhurst, NJ on 11/8/2021

2011 Toyota Sienna

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screen practically invisible in daylight. settings cannot adjust to overcome glare. android and apple compatible is correct but not able to use any type of navigation apps

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Crutchfield customer from Miami, FL on 11/7/2021

2005 Ford Focus ZX4

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So far, works like a charm. Only complaint is that it take about 10-15 seconds to for the radio to boot up before anything is accessible.

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Crutchfield customer from Columbia, MD on 11/1/2021

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It has all the features I want- bluetooth, streaming, and cd/dvd player.

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Cons: Receiver must be turned on to use the backup camera.

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Crutchfield customer from Bean Station, TN on 10/31/2021

2006 Chevrolet Colorado

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Great radio fast delivery

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Crutchfield customer from Indianapolis, IN on 10/31/2021

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Touch screen has horrible response and mic clarity not that good equalizer settings don't make much difference..

Pros: Screen clarity perfect size

Cons: Mic volume touch screen horrible

Crutchfield response on 11/3/2021
We're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Awesome Tech Support

M from Martinsburg, WV on 10/27/2021

2012 Chevrolet Colorado

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Good price, fast shipping, great tech support. Love this radio -- had one in the old truck, bought one for the new truck. Easy wiring, all the color coding matched between the radio harness and the Chevy adapter. Used Solder & Seal Heat Shrink connectors for a neat, solid connection. Tested with a continuity tester, everything good. Great fit, looks good in the truck. Minor hitch -- plugged it in, nothing came on. Called Crutchfield Tech support. Tech figured out almost immediately what was wrong -- used the wrong Molex connector for the little black box sensor. Quick fix and up and running. Won't get that from the competitors. Thanks so much! My go to source for car stereos.

Pros: In stock, $150 less than another retailer, ordered over the weekend, arrived Tuesday. Awesome tech support (As opposed to NONE anywhere else)

Cons: Need labels on both Molex connectors.

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Crutchfield customer from Chisago City, MN on 10/27/2021

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I'm very pleased with my products from Crutchfield. Easy to install. And they work great. I will be coming back here again for other items. Thank you!

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Crutchfield customer from Guaynabo, PR on 10/27/2021

2007 Ford Explorer

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Excelent equipment! It does everything it was advertised

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Crutchfield customer from Tok, AK on 10/26/2021

2006 Ford F-150

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nice was easy to install was plug and play great

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Crutchfield customer from Crofton, KY on 10/25/2021

2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Excellent radio

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Crutchfield customer from Montgomery, MI on 10/21/2021

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Very pleased with how it fits and the options it came with for a 2016 Wrangler!

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Great radio

Crutchfield customer from Yucaipa, CA on 10/21/2021

2002 Honda CRV EX

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Great sound, looks great and does everything I want it todo!

Pros: Works with Spotify

Cons: None yet

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The unit I should've bought originally

Crutchfield customer from Ypsilanti, MI on 10/20/2021

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I had bought two units prior to this one and though their functionality was promising, they didn't hold a candle to this JVC unit. Quality is top-notch, sound is excellent, and it has excellent features. The only thing I wish I had was CarPlay. But when you're looking at the $150-200 units with a little bigger screen, just spend the extra hundred bucks and buy this one, you won't regret it.

Pros: Straight forward interaction, features, ease-of-use, and clear video

Cons: The screen is a little hard to see if there is a glare from sunlight and no Apple CarPlay

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Fred from Glen Burnie, MD on 10/20/2021

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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Excellent system for the money. Crutchfield tech support was completely on top of any and all questions I had during installation.

Pros: Easy install. Tech support. Great sound. Easy set-up.

Cons: None so far.

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Crutchfield customer from Redlands, CA on 10/17/2021

1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Overall, I like the unit. The issues I do have is more about the installation than the operation thus far. I am still trying to figure out the bluetooth phone calling operation. The manual has been of little use in this.

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Crutchfield customer from Gaylesville, AL on 9/1/2021

2002 Pontiac Firebird

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Very nice user friendly double din radio. It was easy to install and was priced very reasonably. I would definitely purchase another!

Pros: User friendly, nice display, touch screen is nice.

Cons: No cons as of yet

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Nice sound

Crutchfield customer from Long Beach, MS on 7/10/2021

1996 Chevrolet C Series

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Used to replace a fully functioning 1996 GM Factory stereo with cassette. Radio reception is improved over the factory setup, even with no changes to the antenna. It's also great to be able to see the information about the songs playing. Connecting a phone is also easy and the sound quality from the Bluetooth is great. Some reviews mentioned the sound quality on calls from included the microphone was poor. I installed the microphone on the upper left corner of the windshield, even from the passenger seat voice quality is exceptionally clear, when compared to the built-in microphone in my 2013 Fusion. My only complaint is the instructions are not clear on how to connect the parking brake and back-up light wires; turns out the parking brake wire requires a ground, and the reverse wire needs a 12v signal. Speaking of the back-up light I also installed a back-up camera. The backup camera mode includes dynamic reverse lines, which can be turned off so that cameras that already have them won't have double lines. Overall easy install.

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Crutchfield customer from Camuy, PR on 6/30/2021

2010 Hyundai Accent

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Greatt

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2.5

Crutchfield customer from Houston TX on 5/31/2021

2003 Volkswagen Jetta

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It's okay good fit in an 03 Jetta but totally would've gotten something better if I knew how it was kinda slow cool features but could've been better

Pros: Slow sometimes laggy my dvd input didn't work

Cons: Looks good in the console

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Sheldon from Calexico on 5/28/2021

2018 Hyundai Tucson

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It is a good value with the features in the unit Easy touch controls Easy to read display

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works with ipod classic 7th gen full integration

Crutchfield customer from New York, NY on 5/6/2021

2004 Subaru Forester

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I am using this radio with my 7th gen ipod classic and it works full integration no problem which is great news as it is listed here as only taking the 7th gen ipod nano.

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Crutchfield customer from Michigan Center, MI on 5/5/2021

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Great company, great product and Sam is a great sales rep. Thanks Sam, and the tech dept.was excellent.

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Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 5/5/2021

2014 Toyota RAV4

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NICE

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Crutchfield customer from Draper, UT on 5/4/2021

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Overall really like how the stereo works and integrates with your phone and SiriusXM. Only thing I would like is the ability to save more stations for the Sirius interface. You only have 5 preset stations for Sirius.

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Crutchfield customer from Crowley, LA on 5/4/2021

2011 Ford F-150 FX2

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Worked perfectly. Installed myself in my 2011 F150. Used the pre made harness from Crutchfield and the idatalink module to retain all my steering wheel controls. Could have had better instructions but customer support lines helped me get the less obvious plugs where they needed to go. Couldn't be more satisfied.

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Crutchfield customer from Sebastian, FL on 5/3/2021

2008 Pontiac G6

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Great radio

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Crutchfield customer from Topeka, KS on 4/13/2021

2005 Ford F-350

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Great head unit. Easy install in my f 350. Now I just need to figure out how to use all of the options.

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Spend your time finding something better

Dan from Fort Wayne, IN on 4/12/2021

2003 Honda Accord EX

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I wanted to go all FLAC because my older car's 6-CD Changer cannot handle new CD-Read technology. I liked the idea of a USB up to 32GB that could hold many albums that I'd converted to FLAC, and I liked the idea of the music information displayed as it played. The JVC fit perfectly. I am not always a perfectionist, but you need to know a few things before you buy: You have to cycle through several screens - while driving - to get to the "off" button. If you have to stop suddenly, you'll have to drop the volume to 0 to be able to speak with a Road Worker, (or Officer). The JVC does not display any song information on 99% of any music I try...CD, USB, Radio. VERY disappointed. Volume only goes to number 35. Found this out when I found out my installer had turned my new amplifier WAY down because there is horrible electronic feedback from the Alternator when attached to the Unit and Amp. Was told "Well, you'll have to live with a bit of a whine". I won't be able to handle that whine much longer..it's there between all songs and radio commentary. The JVC catches all of every glare possible. I have to use my hand to block any light in order to see the screen. The Manual gives bare-bones information. I have to go on-line to research how to try and improve the data source...I'm not comfortable using Streaming channels because it doesn't explain anything about them. So - overall 2 stars because it will *play* the FLAC songs

Pros: Plays FLAC

Cons: Everything explained above, and more.

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Crutchfield customer from Fairfield, PA on 4/11/2021

2002 Chevrolet S10

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I did not need to make any modifications to my dash to install in a 2002 s10 crew cab. It was a simple install. Pull out the old one and install the new. Looks and sounds great!

Pros: Easy install

Cons: I should have done this sooner.

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Great product

Joshua F. from Gurley, AL on 3/23/2021

2005 Mercury Grand Marquis

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Great product. My wife likes it so much she wanted me to put one in her car.

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Crutchfield customer from Charlotte Ama, VI on 3/22/2021

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT

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Perfect sound everything works flawlessly

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Long Neck, DE on 3/22/2021

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saved over $300. by installing myself your wiring harness was great just plug in connections, your tech was very easy to work with five stars.

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all good

Crutchfield customer from Little Silver, NJ on 3/20/2021

2003 BMW X5

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works great and at the right price

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Crutchfield customer from Summerville, SC on 3/18/2021

2005 Ford F-150

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The service and product were just what we had hoped for. The fit in our vehicle is great. Looks good sounds good.

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Crutchfield customer from Clear Lake, SD on 3/17/2021

2006 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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Fantastic radio with fantastic service. Install was a piece of cake with the instructions sent from Crutchfield.

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Crutchfield customer from Cobb, CA on 3/13/2021

2003 Toyota Sequoia

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Screen angle adjustment only works to "angle-down-view". Does not work if you are looking down on screen. Great sound, great options, lots of I/O. Good looking and easy to install. Decent reception, better than the Toyota radio I removed. I've replaced all of our 4 vehicles with Crutchfield produces. There was not a pre-wired harness option for this stereo and this Sequoia yet there was one of our other Sequoia one year older (neither had the JBL). Great company; products, customer service, and fast/free shipping.

Pros: Good Looks Great Sound Easy to figure out menus

Cons: Screen angle adjustment only works in one direction/angle

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Crutchfield customer from Bulverde, TX on 3/8/2021

2006 Toyota Tundra

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EZ install, all works well, great sound

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Crutchfield customer from Humble, TX on 3/7/2021

2003 Ford F-150

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Good dbl din stereo. Would recommend

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Crutchfield customer from Springville, AL on 3/1/2021

2013 Nissan 370Z

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The screen is quite difficult to see on a sunny day. Other than that I really enjoy it.

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Crutchfield customer from Chapel Hill, TN on 2/26/2021

2006 Buick Terraza

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Customer service is excellent ! I have used Crutchfield before and service never disappoints. The product purchased is having trouble with steering wheel interface. So far we are still working at it.

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Mill, SC on 2/21/2021

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I'm still having trouble getting everything to work. Some speakers working. But not all them when I put back together no sound at all. I had a person that does installation for a living was questioning why using PAC and not just harness. He said I had everything wired correctly except I had the PAC switch off for JVC (instead of on) he changed it and all but 1 speaker was working and like I said when we put all together nothing is working. I may have to send PAC back? Everyone at Crutchfield always helpful but sometimes I need someone to see what is going on.

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Crutchfield customer from Clinton Twp, MI on 2/5/2021

2008 Chevrolet Suburban

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Radio looks awesome. Very nice radio, lots of features easy to use.

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Crutchfield customer from Grants Pass, OR on 2/2/2021

2000 Toyota Sienna

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Haven't used it too much so need to do some adjusting with the settings, but as others have noted, the glare during bright day light is not good and makes it hard to see. The location of it in our Toyota Sienna is also part of the problem, a little low.

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Crutchfield customer from Dallas, GA on 1/30/2021

2000 Chevrolet Camaro

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Easy to install. Love the look. Modifications need med to the radio space

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Crutchfield customer from Williamsburg, VA on 1/19/2021

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Nice Replacement deck for my Wife's 2004 Toyota Celica which needed Bluetooth. Crutchfield did a nice job on the wiring harness they included also. Install was pretty easy with their detailed instructions.

Pros: easy install

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Lacey, WA on 1/18/2021

2006 Ford F-350

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Good radio. nothing real fancy, bluetooth works great.

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Nice upgrade

Crutchfield customer from WAIKOLOA, HI on 1/11/2021

2011 Toyota Tacoma

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Great upgrade. Took some time setting up audio, but it allows me to fine turn audio. Too bad "standard cab" pick up was an option. Instructions sent by Crutchfield made install easy.

Pros: Ability to customize audio to vehicle and sound stage. Source select can be changed.

Cons: No "standard cab pickup" option.

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Crutchfield customer from Ville Platte, LA on 1/11/2021

2006 Dodge Ram 3500

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Crutchfield customer from Fackler, AL on 1/11/2021

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I love the radio

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Crutchfield customer from Rohnert Park, CA on 1/11/2021

2007 GMC Yukon

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Clean easy to use stereo. Definitely better than the stock deck.

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Crutchfield customer from Spring Hill, FL on 1/10/2021

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Easy to install and works perfect

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Crutchfield customer from St Thomas, VI on 1/4/2021

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Radio is great for the price clean video and new touch screen The sub is great for the size cat

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Crutchfield customer from Siler City, NC on 1/1/2021

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Nice & sounds great

Pros: Install simple

Cons: No remote

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Crutchfield customer from Kulpmont, PA on 12/31/2020

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My advisor Mac was great. Led me through the process and answered the questions I had. Installation went smoothly (still have one set of speakers to put in) with the proper install gear. One complaint though, had everything I wanted in my shopping cart, but waited until the next day to order. Overnight the sale price expired and Crutchfield would not honor the sale price. Little disappointed with that.

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All the bells & whistles

Crutchfield customer from Sebring, FL on 12/31/2020

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe

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This has all the features and then some for me. Built in eq. is amazing. Plug in options are fantastic. Phone connect for me is quick. I did send mine back for a replacement because the sound was dropping on the rear speakers. When I first got the unit I had to reset it twice. Now this thing is sounding great. Must have gotten a dud. But truly don't want another option. 4 stars only because of the first unit. The kenwood that I looked at was the same unit but this one has the usb in the front for charging.

Pros: Fit,finish, sound are great.

Cons: Had to send the first one back. It was buggy.

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Great system.

Crutchfield customer from Richardson, TX on 12/30/2020

2011 Nissan Versa

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Excellent system with superior pre-sale guidance from Crutchfield and excellent phone support during installation. My wife loves it!

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Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 12/29/2020

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

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Very nice unit and installation was a breeze fits my truck very well. The sound is also good. A huge improvement from factory unit. I have yet to find something that I don't like about it. I highly recommend this stereo i love it.

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Good value

Crutchfield customer from Johnson City, TN on 12/27/2020

2007 Chevrolet Express

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Good value. Has plenty of connection options (DVD, tuner, bluetooth with multiple devices, line in). Has built-in crossovers for both the subwoofer output and the internal amp.

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Crutchfield customer from Pataskala, OH on 12/20/2020

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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Nice very nice

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Crutchfield customer from Napa, CA on 12/20/2020

2008 Honda Accord EX

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When unpacking everything was as expected. The screen looks great.and the audio sounds great. Pretty nice eq possibilities. So far video playback has had no issue DVD or USB wise. The boot up time and the response time to pushing a button is a little laggy which I don't like as much. Navigation of the menus is not as straight forward as I would like either. Too much having to search for functions I'm trying to use. Overall I'm happy with my purchase but if I were able to try it out before buying I might not have picked this one due to the lag when switching functions.

Pros: Clear looking picture. Audio sounds great with many options of adjustment. USB supports most of my video files.

Cons: Touchscreen lags when moving through different pages and functions. Not easy to navigate through menus. Wish I could add my own photo as a background choice.

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Perfect for my wifes truck

Crutchfield customer from Conroe, TX on 12/19/2020

2001 Ford F-150

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Perfect for my wife's truck. Easy access to all the features, inputs, usb, volume control, ext. not too high-tech. And the sound is awesome. And as far as the install modification, I used a flush cut blade on a dremmel tool and the install was really pretty easy. Start to finish less than hour. The radio loos perfect in the dash

Pros: Easy access to all the inputs. Looks good in the dash Sound quality is great USB in the front Easy and simple to control

Cons: Had to modify dash but it turned out really nice

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Crutchfield customer from Oaklyn, NJ on 12/16/2020

2017 Hyundai Elantra

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Great sound. Easy install and easy use of functions.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None at present

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Crutchfield customer from Bell Buckle, TN on 12/15/2020

2006 Hyundai Sonata

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Love it!

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Crutchfield customer from Kissimmee, FL on 12/13/2020

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Awesome product. But I would add on a volume level adjustment on inputs..

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Crutchfield customer from Milton, WV on 12/8/2020

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Works perfectly fine. No problems so far.

Pros: Works and looks Great.

Cons: None so far.

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Easy Install

Crutchfield customer from Leesburg, GA on 12/7/2020

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Great unit. I had Crutchfield wire my harness and this was a true plug and play event. As for the unit, it has a lot of bells and whistles that are above my level of knowledge. The only con is that there is a Firmware patch that they recommend you install. If it is installed wrong, it will made your unit unusable. I believe that Crutchfield should install the upgrade prior to shipping the unit to a buyer.

Pros: Sounds great. Lots of room for customization.

Cons: They should have installed the Firmware upgrade prior to selling and shipping to a buyer.

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Crutchfield customer from Clovis, CA on 12/6/2020

1989 Toyota Pickup

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Great! Fits perfectly! Looks fantastic! Definitely would recommend!

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Crutchfield customer from Dimock, PA on 12/6/2020

2010 Chevrolet Suburban

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Easy to install...directions were clear...

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Jeremy from BAXTER, MN on 12/4/2020

2014 Chevrolet Suburban

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Unit in great t shape but rated 1 star as the unit only works/goes/gets stuck on xm an I dont have xm

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Jeremy contacted our Tech Support team for help. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team right away. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Great radio

Crutchfield customer from East Windsor, NJ on 12/3/2020

2006 Dodge Magnum

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Love this radio does everything I need

Pros: Has everything I need

Cons: None

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Great XJ Upgrade!

Kathryn from SAN FRANCISCO, CA on 11/30/2020

1999 Jeep Cherokee

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I love this receiver! It works great with my Kenwood sub. Most difficult part of installing in my 1999 Jeep Cherokee XJ was cutting the sub-dashboard. I had previously installed the harness with the Pioneer I bought from Crutchfield, so connections wear easy. The replacement kit for dash bezel fits great, with the right brackets, and finally the receiver fills up the double high radio opening. I also installed the Boyo hidden license plate camera. There is a brief delay for it to come up after shifting into Reverse, and direct sun does wash out the display, but I expected that, as with tablets. My Google Pixel phone isn't supported for Android Auto (I checked Kenwood's site), but it connects via bluetooth after Firmware Upgrade so I'm good with that. Audio navigation will play through the speakers when in the Bluetooth mode. Bluetooth mic is sensitive and clear. Major shout out to the staff at Crutchfield! This is the only place I will buy my auto gear!

Pros: Great price for the features and fills up the radio opening in my dash.

Cons: Android Auto not supported for Pixel phone.

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Great Upgrade!

Crutchfield customer from Sumter, SC on 11/28/2020

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Awesome upgrade! Long overdue. Thank Crutchfield.

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Great value

Crutchfield customer from Salem, VA on 10/20/2020

2010 Toyota Tacoma

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Very happy for the price

Pros: Has great features for the price

Cons: None

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Almost Perfect

Crutchfield customer from Campobello, SC on 10/11/2020

2012 Dodge Truck 1500

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Stereo works amazing. My only issue is that I was under the impression that my factory microphone would be retained with the complete wiring/installation kit. Sadly it is not so I will have to take it back apart and install the microphone. But the touch screen works perfectly and the back up camera integration was seamless.

Pros: Touch screen, multiple inputs, camera ready,fully customizable

Cons: Some factory features not retained

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Nice, but needs to be brighter

Crutchfield customer from Joppa, MD on 10/7/2020

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I bought this unit to replace the stock 6 disc changer in my 2003 Mustang. The installation was very easy with the wiring harness and the accessory Posi-Product connectors made wire connections simple - no soldering or taping. The unit sounds great and has a lot of features for the money. My favorite features are the ability to continue plying CDs as well as use the Bluetooth connection for phone integration for playing music and making calls. The front panel USB connection is another option for playing music. My one complaint about the unit is significant to me. The display is not bright enough to see in my convertible when the top is down. I've adjusted the brightness and viewing angle to max but it's still not enough. Even with the top up in daylight, the display is hard to see clearly.

Pros: Features for the $$ Sound quality

Cons: Display too dim in daylight even maxed out

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Crutchfield customer from Fairmont, WV on 10/7/2020

1999 GMC Sierra Classic

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Budget Win

Crutchfield customer from Vernal, UT on 10/5/2020

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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Very nice budget unit. Easy to set up. Only complaint is that the unit has a lag and the menu layouts are a little odd. One accustomed, the unit is quite nice!

Pros: Inexpensive Works well

Cons: Laggy Menus unintuitive

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They allowed me to Upgrade, and thank you!

Robert from Tamarac on 9/13/2020

2003 Dodge Ram 1500

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After problems with a DUAL DVD double din for my '03 Ram 1500, they let me upgrade to this JVC unit (pay the difference), I am very happy with this stereo. Much better than the DUAL, the screen is more touch sensitive making choices much easier as well. The DUAL was not turning on like 3 out of 5 times when starting my truck up....the illumination would strobe when putting my headlight and dimmer controls in certain positions...I think it had a power intake problem? No issues with this JVC stereo....good features, more options for adding Amps, which I added 1 more to my setup. I purchased the Remote for this unit online for $13.50. This JVC doesnt come with the remote. I always play The Fast & The Furious to test my home and vehicle audio setups....the stereo sounds and plays video good, and has good menu controls.

Pros: Sensitive Touch screen, Good controls and features, easy to install, looks good.

Cons: Doesnt come with the remote, gotta buy separately.

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Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 9/7/2020

2006 Jaguar X-Type

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Product was great but did not fit in my dash due to depth. Jaguar x-type 2006. Had to return it.

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Crutchfield customer from Burlington, KS on 9/6/2020

2012 GMC Yukon Denali

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Excellent support and works great with my existing Bose speakers

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Awesome head unit

Crutchfield customer from Toccoa, GA on 9/6/2020

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This is an awesome head unit!! Very easy to use and alot of great features and adjustability to spund settings.

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Just what I was looking for

Crutchfield customer from Greer, SC on 9/5/2020

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Good entry-level touch screen. Graphics are adequate, not as hi-res as other units. I have seen the unit "pause" between commands, but only once or twice (switching between FM1/2/3 memory groups). This may be the slowness others write about, but is is not problematic. FM reception is good, the same as the older Kenwood head unit I replaced. Bluetooth setup with my phone (iPhone 6s) was easy and works well. Menu options are logical. Equalizer and set-up options are easy to get to from the places you would want them. Unlike my old button-operated Kenwood, the touchscreen makes the menus much more intuitive, esp. for adjusting the mic when used with the phone. The USB port on the front is very convenient for using Pandora or other audio sources with the phone. Installation and set-up was easy, no problems. I had a back-up camera installed, it works simply and well. If you buy the pre-made cabling / harness from Crutchfield, the install in a Honda Ridgeline or Toyota Camry (the two cars we swapped head units between) is about 30 minutes. Very happy with the purchase, just what I wanted.

Pros: Price Features Ease of use

Cons: Graphics are OK

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Recieved Deffective Unit

Brendan from CARBONDALE, IL on 8/29/2020

2013 Chrysler 200

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Let me begin by saying Crutchfield has some the best customer service I've ever seen. They were very helpful with exchanging this unit for a Pioneer with similar features and specs. I decided to purchase this stereo after reading about it's features and seeing many positive reviews. It was easy to install, the controls are user friendly, and it looked great in my car. Unfortunately, the unit i received was defective and had a broken CD player. When I tried playing a CD, the disc became stuck halfway inside the slot and "Loading Error" was displayed on the screen. I tried resetting the unit and tried playing multiple CDs with no luck. I'm very disappointed. As I mentioned, this unit is being exchanged.

Pros: Easy to Install User-Friendly

Cons: Broken CD Player

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Crutchfield customer from Victoria, TX on 8/12/2020

2005 Toyota 4Runner

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Works great till it went on miswire fault and won't rest only 2 months old

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This customer contacted our Tech Support team and we sent out a replacement right away. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team right away. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Useless features, random resets

Joseph from FORT DEFIANCE on 8/12/2020

2007 Ford F-150

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I've been a loyal Crutchfield and JVC customer for well over 30 years, but I am definitely disappointed in this receiver. As stated in an earlier review, volume goes to 35 but there's no noticeable increase in volume past 25. There are several settings that seemingly make no difference to sound volume or quality. I have this unit in 2 of my vehicles and I've had trouble with BOTH units randomly resetting themselves and losing my settings. I then have to go through multiple menus and the equalizer to reset everything back to the way I had it. Really aggravating! It could be that a firmware update will fix this, but if done incorrectly it can render your head unit inoperable. I'm considering replacing my units with another brand.

Pros: touch screen

Cons: lots of useless features that make no difference on sound/volume Random resets that erase all of your settings,EQ, etc Screen difficult to see during daylight unless looking straight at it

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Joseph, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Steer clear if you like loud music. This volume level sucks.

Brian from VICTORVILLE, CA on 8/6/2020

2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali

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Radio looks nice and has nice features but the volume level sucks. Volume goes up to 35 but from 25 to 35 there is no increase in volume at all. I hate it. I have the older model of this JVC receiver and I love it. I was going to buy the same one that I already have in my Tahoe but this newer model was only a few bucks more so I decided to try it out. I wish that I could return it and get something else. Don't buy this receiver.

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Brian, we're sorry you're disappointed with your receiver. If you purchased this from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Poor FM reception

Chuck from King George, VA on 7/27/2020

1997 Chevrolet Suburban

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First of all let me say the folks at Crutchfield are great! Best customer service I have experienced in years. If you listen to FM frequently and don't live in an urban area near the stations you like, DON'T buy this unit. Although it is advertised as having one of the best FM sensitivity specs, I tried two units and they both had horrible reception, much worse than the GM unit I was replacing. As a last resort I decided to try a different manufacturer, and the fine folks at Crutchfield sent me a Pioneer unit (which had a worse FM sensitivity spec) and it works great! I live between 30 and 50 miles from where the FM stations I was trying to get are located. Even though I exchanged radios twice before I was happy, the folks at Crutchfield continued to help me, and even picked up the shipping. The CD player and the back up camera features worked fine. Hence the two star rating.

Pros: Lots of features

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Passing down a truck

Crutchfield customer from La Vernia, TX on 7/22/2020

2005 Ford F-150

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Loved that I teaching my son the love of working on his truck, I'm in the process of giving him his 1st truck, I wanted him to have the ability of hands free calls, just in case, he, we, looked at several different styles, brands and features, this JVC fill almost everything we wanted, price, hands free phone, touch screen, back up camera, AM/FM/CD BT everything but GPS maps, but I bet we can find an interface app to mirror off his phone for that, we love the ability to put a custom screen on the unit, makes it even more personalized, we are super happy with our choice, Crutchfield made the process easy being able to compare different units, prices and features, I think my son understands now why I have done busness with them for years, I think he will be a loyal customer, he is already scowering the website looking at speakers and subwoofers, lol, I may have created a monster,

Pros: Everything went fairly smooth, love the features and the price

Cons: Over all everything went smooth, had a hiccup with the steering wheel controls but descovered ot was on our end,

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Crutchfield customer from Cathedral City, CA on 7/16/2020

2011 Nissan Juke

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My rating is for the company & service I received. I had to return radio through no fault of theirs or the quality of product. They made it very easy & were very kind. Product shipped quickly & was packed well.

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Crutchfield customer from Saipan, MP on 7/14/2020

2007 Nissan Frontier

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Great buy for the price! Install was a easy fast and painless thanks to Crutchfield provided instruction and harness. Love it, recommend it to anyone looking to upgrade their OEM car stereo

Pros: Great stereon for the price. Easy install and sound quality is better than the OEM stereo you get

Cons: Non

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Crutchfield customer from Richmond, IN on 7/12/2020

2011 Ford F-150 XLT

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Nice unit. A lot of features. Perhaps more than I need. Overall, I'm happy with it with one particular issue. No dedicated power button.

Pros: Loads of features

Cons: No dedicated power on/off Even with adjustments, screen visibility is iffy

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Most Impressive

Crutchfield customer from Sharpsville, PA on 7/9/2020

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Love this receiver. Fit perfectly in the limited space. A lot to learn. Lots of settings to personalize it to your needs and desires.The sound is great. The hands free calling is awesome. It actually sounds better to the person I'm calling than using the phone itself.

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I'd go with another unit

Crutchfield customer from St Petersburg, FL on 7/6/2020

2008 Toyota Tundra

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Screen is pretty hard to see in the middle of the day unless you lean over and get directly in front of it. Installed it about 2 weeks ago and while driving this morning the audio cut out and the screen froze. Couldn't do anything until I restarted my vehicle and then it was fine again

Pros: great price

Cons: low visibility on screen when its bright out It froze this morning

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We're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. If the problem continues, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Livingston, TN on 7/6/2020

2017 Jeep Wrangler

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I love this radio! The only reason I took away a star was because the radio sinks in a little into my dash. I would rather it be flat on the surface. However, this is still a great radio and I highly recommend it. I put this radio in my 2017 two door Jeep Wrangler.

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First Touch Screen and Install, Easy afternoon!

Crutchfield customer from Broken Arrow, OK on 7/6/2020

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What a pleasant surprise! Being my first touch screen I was a little shy to purchase. After installation the use was straight forward and easy to navigate. Crutchfield took care of me with with the proper wiring harnesses and deck mounting hardware for my RX 350. This installation was a easy plug and play after installing 1 capacitor. I really like the dvd feature too. P.S. just ground the green dvd wire. Works great! Thank You Crutchfield!!

Pros: User friendly. Looks great. Very easy installation. Saved $900 installing Deck and my own speakers!!

Cons: None.

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Sets the standard

Crutchfield customer from Hanover, PA on 6/29/2020

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Awsome device with all the belts and whistles. And the help from Crutchfield technicians is superb

Pros: Everything you could want in a head unit

Cons: None yet

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Crutchfield customer from Moscow Mills, MO on 6/29/2020

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Great head unit so far! Love easy use. Nothing crazy but has the few extra features I wanted. Price was great combo with match speakers with it.

Pros: Good features and price

Cons: Screen needs some sort of sun protection so you can see it in glare. If there's glare good luck seeing the screen.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 6/28/2020

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Great product. All features work as described.Love the DVD and bluetooth capability.

Pros: Very user friendly. Easy to navigate.

Cons: Takes a few seconds to load when you first start the vehicle. The microphone is an external mic vs internal or built in.

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Crutchfield customer from Olathe, KS on 6/26/2020

2008 Jeep Wrangler

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installed in a 2009 Jeep Wrangler and screen went blank after 1 week. Crutchfield was awesome returning it and upgrading me to the Alpine unit.

Pros: easy install

Cons: junk!

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Crutchfield customer from Anaheim, CA on 6/22/2020

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Overall, a very well designed unit. Simple set-up and functionality. I purchased this as a Father's Day gift and my dad was extremely happy with the results. The mic was super easy to set-up and the call was clear. The phone set-up took approximately 1 minute.

Pros: Clean factory look. Plug and play with the Crutchfield wiring service.

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from Burlington, KS on 6/20/2020

2010 Chevrolet Silverado

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User interface is easy. A little slow to connect to the phone it seems. Only downside I see is it appears my radio reception is not as good as the factory radio. All things considered it is a big upgrade over factory in my 2010 silverado.

Pros: Fits great I like the interface

Cons: Decreased am and fm reception

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Crutchfield customer from Starksboro, VT on 6/16/2020

2003 Volkswagen Passat

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Very easy to use once you play around with all the functions.

Pros: Nice big and bright display.

Cons: CD/DVD drive works when it feels. Didn't buy it for that so it's fine

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Crutchfield customer from Troy, NY on 6/14/2020

2007 Ford Fusion

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First time installing a stereo. The instructions sucked but I eventually figured it out. If I can do it, anyone can. Ready to do my F150.

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Crutchfield customer from Plainfield, NJ on 6/13/2020

2007 Cadillac SRX

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it have everything i like accept it does not come with a remote control

Pros: i like it because it's android my phone hooks right up it plays DVD and CD's

Cons: it don't have navigation or a remote control

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Good Radio.

Crutchfield customer from Altavista, VA on 6/9/2020

2003 Ford Expedition

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I love the new radio. Easy to install ( except the diagram what I printed is either outdated or for another car) But a call to customer service we were able to figure out the wiring. Over I'm happy with it. Just wish that it had another USB port in back. But otherwise it got the 2 main features I needed.

Pros: Overall a good radio for the price point and it had the features I need.

Cons: The diagram was incorrect, but a quick call to tech support got the matter resolved.

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Crutchfield customer from Jerome, ID on 6/4/2020

2005 GMC Sierra 2500/3500

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I love it!

Pros: It has everything I wanted.

Cons: As a older person with limited electronic skills it tends to overwhelm me.

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Good Stereo

Crutchfield customer from Benton, LA on 5/31/2020

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Works great,screen is a little hard to see.

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JVC KW-V250BT DBL DIN DVD CD PLAYER AND BT. GREAT PRODUCT

Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 5/27/2020

2004 Scion xB

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Awesome radio and easy to install this is my first time installing a double din radio. I could have not purchased this product from a professional technician website that sells quality product. This is a great radio like I said easy to install I made my new kind of professional by buying a heat gun with the heat shrink self solder butt connectors from sopoby products. It was an awesome product by sopoby I would seriously recommend those butt connectors along with this JVC double DIN DVD CD player Bluetooth capable can connect up to two phones easily connect. All in all I believe I got a great radio as it is doing everything I needed it to do plus more. Thanks crutchfield.

Pros: Well of course you know the pros are you got a JVC radio and this is a great product . Does everything you need to do plus more at a great low discounted price.

Cons: That I didn't find this website when I first started getting into installing audio products in my vehicle shame on me. There are no cons to me I feel this radio is the best as I said it does everything I needed to do plus more has great power.

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Awesome Value!!

Crutchfield customer from Dacula, GA on 5/26/2020

2004 Ford Expedition

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AWESOME Value for the money, sound great and was easy to setup

Pros: Easy install. Easy setup, works great

Cons: None

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Very nice head unit for the money! No complaints

Chris from PARIS, TN on 5/25/2020

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Very nice head unit for a great price! Was really surprised at how many audio control features this unit has that really seem to work from its 13 band eq to time alignment and tonality controls! If this thing is as durable as it is functional and sleek looking my son will be very happy with his first stereo on his 16th birthday! Very similar features to my Kenwood excelon which I paid 3 times more for. Very impressed with jvc unit and yes I realize same company makes Kenwood that makes jvc

Pros: Features functionality looks price audio controls

Cons: None as of now

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A strong Buy

Crutchfield customer from Sarasota, FL on 5/24/2020

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Very easy to navigate between modes,( mostly FM to sirius) and back again. Plenty of presets for Sirius. Easy to read display. Like that there is a front facing USB port. Crutchfield support was great. Glad I called to get input on choice of units. Saved me $$$. Like the install kit that they assembled.

Pros: Easy to read display. Front USB port. Nice price. Easy to navigate from modes.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 5/22/2020

2012 Jeep Patriot

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I've had it just a little while and am enjoying it and all of its features. I do wish that there was a way to sink the contacts on my iPhone or have them show on the screen when calls are being made.

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Crutchfield customer from Kensington, NH on 5/21/2020

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Radio does everything I wanted for a reasonable price. It is a little complicated to learn all of the controls.

Pros: All the features

Cons: Need to read operators manual to learn functions

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Great Stereo

Crutchfield customer from Canton, MI on 5/20/2020

2016 Jeep Compass

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Put this in a 2017 old body style Jeep Compass. It was so easy with the kit crutchfield sent, it took less than an hour start to finish. It sounds so much better than the factory. I have never had a problem with JVC. awesome stereo on a budget.

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Crutchfield customer from Coral Springs, FL on 5/14/2020

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Easy install in F250 Superduty with supplied brackets. Looks "built-in"

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Crutchfield customer from Taylors, SC on 5/6/2020

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First time owning a touchscreen and I love it! I love the brilliant display and the power it provides my 4 new Kicker door speakers!

Pros: Straightforward installation

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Crutchfield customer from Post Falls, ID on 5/4/2020

2008 Nissan Titan

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works better than expected

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Jeffrey from Charleroi on 5/3/2020

1993 Geo Storm

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WARNING: This radio is incredibly glitchy. Ever since I originally installed it and I needed to restart it 5 times just so it would connect to my phone. Ever since it's periodically refused to connect to phones (especially iPhones), however today was my last straw. So in addition to this headunit I have a full soundsystem that includes a $200 Fosgate p3 10" subwoofer, that the headunit ,midway through a song, decided to stop powering. After making sure everything was getting power and signal I finally restarted the radio and it only then decided to actually send signal to my subwoofer again. I've had the same exact set-up for almost six months in my daily driver and this isn't even the first time that the radio's signal have glitched before I had a reoccurring issue where the subwoofer would play a different beat that the song I was playing when listening at lower volumes and the beat would just continue until the radio was restarted. Also if anyone's wondering this was all professionally installed and I checked over all the signal wires so that is not the issue

Pros: When it works it works pretty well and it's ability to swipe to switch songs and change volume is really useful for keeping your eyes on the road

Cons: Repetitively glitchy: sometimes refuses to connect to phones and literally made me think I blew my subwoofer

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Jeffrey, we're sorry you're having issues with your receiver. If the problem continues and you'd like our help, please just reach out to our Tech Support team. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Elburn, IL on 4/28/2020

2013 Toyota Prius

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Looking at the description online gave me a very good understanding of what I was looking for. The price was right and their recommendation for wiring was exactly what I needed. Personally the wiring was a little bit beyond me but if you have a little more experience with it it should not be any problem. I have a 2013 Prius that has plug-ins for the radio so it made it very simple for my installer. I would highly recommend this particular radio for your vehicle

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Joseph from Erie on 4/25/2020

2008 Saturn Aura

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Great head unit. The eq settings this has is amazing, along with the factory amp in my car. Was able to upgrade speakers and this unit to make a really decent sound stage. I did all JVC 6.5's in doors and 6x9's in the deck. Factory amp is around 35-40 watts to each. Added a 800 watt sub amp and an 8 inch SKAR zvx and it's pretty darn amazing. For the price for this dashkit and the data retention harness it's a steal. You might find a more expensive unit but not much better without navigation. For me it's a no brainier.

Pros: The gestures for volume is great when you can't look down to find the buttons

Cons: Kinda dim on really bright days but not unusable. Could be brighter though.

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Great Budget system!

Crutchfield customer from Harlingen, TX on 4/16/2020

2001 Toyota Tacoma

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This unit fit my 2001 Toyota Tacoma perfectly and was easy to set up, use and have all the features I needed to bring the truck up to date.

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Joseph, IL on 4/12/2020

2005 Lincoln Town Car

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My daughter loves her new radio I installed in her 2005 Lincoln Town Car. The great tech support from Crutchfield made installation easy.

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Cons: You will need a radio antenna extension cord to install this in a 2005 Lincoln Town Car.

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Crutchfield customer from Dixon, IL on 3/29/2020

2008 Ford F-150

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Good head unit for the price. Nice sound and tons of options. I am glad I ordered from Crutchfield because they made sure I had everything I needed for the install. Great technical support. Would never order a stereo from anyone else!

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Great Stereo for the price catagory

Crutchfield customer from Garden Valley, CA on 3/12/2020

2004 Honda Civic

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Nice display Good quality Great sound. BT is someone complicated, but works well. HUGE instruction book, take the time to read it.

Pros: Clean Simple Great Sound

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Crutchfield customer from South Dartmouth, MA on 3/9/2020

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Really great and responsive, very nice sized screen for input and viewing content. Theres a slight goare with my g35 viewing angle and how i set it up whether its from 0 to -15 or so besides that its all plug and play for what ever car you may be hooking it up to and this gives good rms power for soeskers with 50w max anything above might wanna look into a higher head unit. Would still recommend as a great buy for the price and quality and the features you get plus a usb on the front and capability to hook up a back up camera for your car.

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Crutchfield customer from Clarksville, TN on 3/2/2020

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Super easy install and completely changed the sound of my factory speakers!

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Great radio great price

Crutchfield customer from Lumberton, NC on 2/27/2020

2004 Chevrolet Colorado

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Really enjoying my new sound system!

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Crutchfield customer from Derby, KS on 2/27/2020

2010 Ford F-150 XLT

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Great replacement unit

Pros: Easy navigation of functions while allowing an ability to personalize settings that I've never had with factory setup.

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Crutchfield customer from Southfield, MI on 2/19/2020

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It didn't work properly.

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This customer contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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I wouldn't buy it again

Crutchfield customer from Fletcher, NC on 2/10/2020

2015 Nissan Rogue Select

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The unit works well enough overall, but it's quite frustrating nonetheless. Bluetooth works great (both streaming and phone calls), at least once I got the mic positioned far enough from vibrations and close enough to me. I don't use the radio, XM or any of the apps, so no comment. I used DVD playback once, worked fine. Problems: 1: The interface is frustratingly slow. Each touch or button push takes 1-2 seconds. That alone makes me want to replace this radio. 2: USB MP3 playback is buggy. The unit started to lock up while playing one song (that plays fine on other hardware). The trouble is, it remembers and resumes from the same song (and locks up), so there was no way to use USB playback at all until I inserted a different flash drive to clear its internal cache. 3: Rear view camera display has an annoying warning banner that appears EVERY SINGLE TIME. It can be removed by touching the display, every time you back up. This banner blocks the most important part of my rear view. There is no configuration option to disable this.

Pros: Bluetooth phone and streaming

Cons: Slow, buggy, annoying

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Cloud, FL on 2/10/2020

2013 Ford F-150 XL

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The radio kit with great easy install and the only issue is no interface cable for my Wheel control!!! but the radio work great and the sound is very nice and looks great in my truck.

Pros: Look great and sound sweet.

Cons: no interface cable. :(

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Crutchfield customer from Lindsay, OK on 1/24/2020

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great radio for the price

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Crutchfield customer from Kekaha, HI on 1/22/2020

2002 Toyota Tacoma

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Easy 5 stars. Install 30-45 minutes max- for us with the existing goofball brackets- I did not catch that our existing brackets were fabricated by last owner when hubby removed old unit, so working with them we had to re-adjust a few times to get JVC set right. If not it may have taken us 15. Connecting was fast and painless with the wiring harness I ordered. Yippee!!! I am a 55 yo woman with little patience for technology though I wanted an upgrade to keep up with the grown kids who use my truck. Hands free phone and a little Pandora ;) It took me only a few minutes to the read manual and get my phone paired and Pandora set up. Not scary or head-achy at all. I was also worried about an ugly fit for my newly painted and super cute 2002 Tacoma so I wanted to be sure to add photos for those who come after me and that may have the same worries. It is a fantastic fit- Crutchfield NAILED IT!!! I did call Crutchfield's customer support a few times with basically stupid questions and dealt with three techs. Each and everyone was kind, patient, knowledgeable and outstanding. The absolute BEST customer service I have encountered in a VERY, VERY LONG TIME. Awesome!!! Especially now days when good C/S is such a rarity, I very much appreciated it. Bravo to all!! I can not attest to the long term of JVC yet but at this moment I am very pleased and will absolutely recommend Crutchfield. Mahalo flolks!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Oceanside, CA on 1/22/2020

2008 Dodge Ram 2500

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As to install radio that gives you all the options for a great price

Pros: Easy install Easy to navigate Easy to link with phone Great all around sound

Cons: None as of yet

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Crutchfield customer from Lewistown, PA on 1/20/2020

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

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I am impressed with the overall initial quality of this unit. I have only had this for two weeks so it is hard to give it a complete review at this point but I am satisfied so far. I live in a rural area and the tuner does a great job of pulling in the local stations with little or no static.

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Crutchfield customer from Bossier City, LA on 1/16/2020

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

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Great Stereo, Great Price! Super Easy!

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Crutchfield customer from Hendersonvlle, TN on 1/15/2020

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Perfect and awesome fit function is great extremely good unit for the money

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Good Solid Bang for the Buck!

Peggy from Prosperity, SC on 12/30/2019

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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A good solid head unit for the money. I like the fact that you can still play DVD's & CD"s. Guess I'm still old school 80"s wanting to hang on the the shiny discs. Ample number of EQ dials to help adjust my tunes to my listening environment.

Pros: Plenty of sound shaping adjustments.

Cons: Wish it had Car Play.

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Quality upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Lynnwood, WA on 12/26/2019

2005 Honda Element

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Install was pretty easy. Nice upgrade from factory unit. Touch screen is a nice feature.

Pros: Good display. Touchscreen is nice.

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Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 12/26/2019

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Love it

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Missing parts

Josh from Ofallon mo on 12/25/2019

2006 Chevrolet Express

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Got it for my wife for Christmas, box looked like it has been opened it was Missing parts.

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We were sorry to hear about Josh's experience with his order. He contacted our Customer Team and we sent out the missing accessories right away.

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Crutchfield customer from Jasper, TN on 11/20/2019

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche

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one call to tech support and it was in

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Crutchfield customer from Hayes, VA on 11/18/2019

2008 Ford F-150

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Working well.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 11/13/2019

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Very good receiver

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Cons: The one negative feature is that the back up camera will only work when there is power to the receiver. So you do one of two things: power up the receiver before you back out of some place OR continually leave the receiver on. The last receiver I got from Crutchfield (a Jensen) worked whenever I put the truck in reverse. Also, it's a 4 step procedure to turn the receiver off. Kind of annoying.

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Crutchfield customer from Manheim, PA on 11/10/2019

2005 Toyota Tundra

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Everything was great . I LOVE THE SERVICE AND THE EQUIPMENT

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Crutchfield customer from Spring, TX on 11/3/2019

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This head unit is such a great bang for the buck!! And the sound quality is amazing! No regrets buying it at all.

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Crutchfield customer from Kellogg, ID on 10/21/2019

2003 Ford Econoline

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So far this is a great upgrade to my stock CD player. Wish the app allowed iPhone integration like it does for droid.

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Crutchfield customer from Saint Cloud, FL on 10/20/2019

2001 GMC Yukon

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I haven't got to hook it up yet but everything seems to be fine. One thing I really appreciate is how fast and East delivery was. I'll be buying from you guys in the future when I replace all my door speakers. Thanks

Pros: Fast delivery and everything's included.

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Crutchfield customer from Tucson, AZ on 10/17/2019

2002 Chevrolet Express

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It's a great head unit, well worth the money. No issues with any of the features, everything works as it should.

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Crutchfield customer from Memphis, TN on 10/8/2019

2006 Cadillac DTS

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Greatest pricing and great service, as well as products!

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Great buy

Crutchfield customer from Oklahoma City, OK on 10/1/2019

2018 Nissan Versa SV

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Worrks great. What a deal. And such easy installation with the instructions sent.

Pros: Works amazing

Cons: None found yet

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Crutchfield customer from Wharton, NJ on 10/1/2019

2006 Subaru Forester

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Great unit. Easy to set up and install. Have had it for a little over a week. Still figuring out all the stuff that come with it.

Pros: Easy set up and install Easy to pair 2 phones

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Glendale, AZ on 9/30/2019

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Very nice product ! Its helps the stock Ford Edge speakers sound so much better now !

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Couldn't ask for more for the price

Brian from West Bend, WI on 9/30/2019

2003 Toyota 4Runner

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Did a bunch of research here for replacing the stock stereo in my recently acquired 2003 Toyota 4Runner. I bought the refurb version of this and love it. The interface takes a bit to get used to but, really, how often are you in the setup menus anyway. Day to day use is great, touchscreen is responsive albeit a bit putzy. I ordered the steering wheel controls and rediharness as well - install could not have been easier with the step by step instructions, all needed adapters and harnesses. The $ for the rediharness is a no brainer - made things totally plug and play. I also replaced the 6x9 front door and 6.5" rear door speakers and it sounds great. Plenty of punch and bass. Connection to my iPhone 8+ is quick and easy. Calls are clear and with the microphone placed up on the top left of the windshield next to the sun shade I'm easily heard on the other end. Great service, great prices.

Pros: Easy install (spend the $ for the rediharness!!) Features FM reception Phone / bluetooth pairing

Cons: None

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jeff from DILLSBORO, IN on 9/24/2019

2012 Ford F-250

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Bought this mostly for the hands free capabilities (factory radio has no bluetooth) and the spec for fm sensitivity looked to be about the best. The hands free works just OK. For calls it works fairly well, and has plenty of adjustment for mic and speaker levels. I haven't got any complaints from the person on the other end. The way the radio features were advertised, it looked like it could handle hands free from 2 phones at a time via bluetooth. I can't say for if this actually works. I know it works with one phone plugged into the USB & the other connected via bluetooth. I haven't had much success maintaining a connection when streaming bluetooth, so I have ended up just using the USB port to stream I heart radio. The downside is that the radio goes into Ipod mode and doesn't display any song info on the screen. Also, with my Iphones, it doesn't appear to get any data from my contacts. It does show contact info when using an android phone, though. The main reason for choosing this particular radio was the advertised FM sensitivity. When not on longer trips, I prefer to listen to local am/fm radio stations. This radio is terrible compared to the factory radio when it comes to over the air reception. Stations I regularly listened to clearly are now mixed with static. A lot of the time I just end up streaming local radio because the reception is so poor. Probably going to look into Crutchfield's return policy. One last thing, screen is basically unreadable in daylight

Pros: hands free works better than the factory radio (that didn't come with it)

Cons: AM/FM reception Bluetooth hands free calling Screen has terrible glare in daylight.

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Crutchfield customer from Melbourne Beach, FL on 9/24/2019

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Easy install. Sounds better than factory unit. Hands free phone mic is a little weak.

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Very nice unit for the price.

Crutchfield customer from Thompson, ND on 9/16/2019

2003 Honda Civic

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Outside of the screen being hard just she during the day. And the USB software update not working. It's a pretty darn good unit.

Pros: lots of high-end fine tuning sound options that are found in some of the 4 5 and $600 units.

Cons: Screen could be brighter and more Vivid. The software update via USB doesn't want to work.

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MICAH from CHARLOTTE on 9/14/2019

2012 Honda Civic EX

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This unit is awesome!!

Pros: Very attractive easy to navigate

Cons: 2011 & up dodge charger expensive din kit, but none for the unit itself definitely a best buy

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Crutchfield customer from Fond Du Lac, WI on 9/12/2019

2006 Buick Rainier

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So far so good, I've had this stereo in for a week now and everything functions as it should.Install was a breeze once I reread the instructions. I will be adding a backup camera in the near future, that should also be pretty easy to get up and running from what I have read.

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Good sound. Not so easy installation.

Crutchfield customer from Henrietta, TX on 9/12/2019

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Unit looks good installed and sounds good. Controls are not straightforward. Once you learn them, it's not so bad. On my 2006 Chevrolet Silverado (2500 HD) the mounting instructions stated I had to use a hack saw to cut out a bracket under the dash. That was unnerving, let alone very difficult to do - and I've installed a number of stereos before. It would have helped immensely if Crutchfield would have a "before and after" picture of the area that is being cut on. The picture provided also failed to include the bottom 2 corners that have to be trimmed in order for the unit to fit. The sound of the initial chime when you start the engine or leave the key in the ignition when getting out is nothing short of annoying in sound. I wish there was an easy way to disable it (the chime) or at least turn the volume down. What ever you do, spend the money on the ready harness. It will save you a mile of headaches.

Pros: Good sound; lots of features and controls; Looks good in the dash.

Cons: May be difficult for some to figure out and remember out to get around in the settings. Difficult mounting in 2006 Chevy Silverado - requires hack-sawing.

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Crutchfield customer from Orange Park, FL on 9/12/2019

2016 Chevrolet Express

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Awesome sound blue tooth and have a back up cam added and work amazing!

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Crutchfield customer from Delaware, OH on 9/10/2019

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Superb deck, no issues worked perfectly its exactly what I wanted.

Pros: Auto connects to my spotify and starts playing

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from Deltona, FL on 9/3/2019

2006 Toyota Tundra

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good sounding unit. works well with my I Phone. I did not hook up the parking brake wire as I will never use the dvd feature.

Pros: good unit for a good price

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Crutchfield customer from Charleroi, PA on 8/27/2019

1993 Geo Storm

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Everything seems to work well. Was a little difficult to get the Bluetooth to sync up with an android

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Crutchfield customer from Streamwood, IL on 8/25/2019

2010 Subaru Forester

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As a refurb unit it came in pretty darn good shape, the unit is a little laggy sometimes. Overall its a good unit

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Crutchfield customer from Lares, PR on 8/13/2019

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I guess if you consider the price then it is a five star. It has more than you would expect for the price point.

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Crutchfield customer from Chokoloskee, FL on 8/4/2019

2007 Nissan Frontier

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Perfect fit, sounds great even with stock speakers and the screen touch volume & track controls are a nice feature. Bluetooth paired easily with android devices. Twist lock wiring connectors are well worth the money.

Pros: Fast delivery, free extras, nice unit.

Cons: The screen is a little hard to see in sunlight but aren't they all

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Just OK. Has more issues than I would like.

Crutchfield customer from Ellicott City, MD on 7/25/2019

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Bought this after Boss unit that had an echo of caller's voice for everyone that called. This one has a ton of features and seems to be of better quality than the Boss. But there are quite a few downsides. Screen needs to be put on max brightness to see in sunlight, no dials/button for on/off and volume. The menu system requires you to go through too many screens just to get what you want. Especially if turning off the unit - requires you to go through two menus. Also the screen froze up once already. Had to turn car on/off. Also has issues sometimes with bluetooth streaming where it stops playing like a notification is coming through, which it was not. I have it hooked up to the axxess unit which is nice for the steering controls and the factory aux port. Most of the time when it works, it is a really nice unit. Callers can hear me without any issues. Haven't tried the DVD playback or rear camera yet.

Pros: Many options for sound setup. Clear phone calls. Front USB for phone charging. Decent touchscreen. Fits well with Metra adapter kit.

Cons: Screen hard to see if sunlight is hitting it. Frozen screen requiring on/off of vehicle. No on/off or volume buttons. Too many menus to go through. Bluetooth streaming interruptions. No contacts are uoloaded for my Moto android phone even though this is an android unit.

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Crutchfield customer from Salem, WV on 7/17/2019

2017 Jeep Wrangler

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Installed it about 2 weeks ago, so far everything is great. I love the way it is set up it is easy to work and sounds great!

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Love the new JVC system

Crutchfield customer from Woodbridge, VA on 7/14/2019

2006 Toyota Sienna

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Nice little system, well designed with great features. The installation was very easy with the already prepped cables. The integration of an aftermarket backup camera was a little tricky, but after a quick call to tech support the issue was solved in notime. .

Pros: Easy to use and install with the already configured cables.

Cons: None

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Nice, item but some features need work

Chuck from Newark Valley, NY on 7/3/2019

2012 Toyota Corolla

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The FM is not as good as factory. The random feature from the USB key does not do a very good job at being random, I hope there will be an update. The backup camera has an annoying quirk, it insists on showing the JVC logo when you backup up after just starting the car, then it goes blank; can't it just keep showing the backup camera all the time when backing up?? There are a lot of nice features in the unit, although I wish there was a mute button, at least with USB there is a stop. The Crutchfield kits are great, and I got fast help with a question about the kits and some wires that were not documented. The module to interface with the factory steering wheel controls works fine.

Pros: Lots of options to tailor

Cons: FM is weaker than factory. Random of a USB key it not very random, many songs missed.

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Crutchfield customer from Cheboygan, MI on 6/30/2019

2010 Ford Fusion

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Satisfied with purchase, Crutchfield makes it simple to find what fits your vehicle. Arrived within the week

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Not reliable and very finicky media requirements

John from New England, USA on 6/27/2019

2014 Hyundai Elantra

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So I ordered this radio in April and installed it with the help of the kit and parts provided by Crutchfield. Now I need to preface this with an understanding that my rating this product is NOT a reflection of Crutchfield.com or any of its employees. This radio is extremely unreliable. On many occasions it will "lock-up" with no real detectable pattern as to why. I thought it might have to do with heat, and perhaps the fan unit was obstructed by the wiring. I routed the wires through some mesh loom like you would use in a computer tower, making sure to keep the airway clear and it still will lock up randomly. The option is either hit the reset button on the front or turn off the car and wait for the power to the PAC-4 to drop so it will reset itself. Also, the limitations on watching video from a USB drive is extreme. You have to use a very specific codec and format to even see the video then you have to figure out the audio codec so you can hear it. This radio has a lot of potential and some very nice features but the reliability and difficulty getting video to work makes it not worth more than the one star. I do however, have to STRESS that this is not a reflection of Crutchfield, if I could afford to buy something different to replace this I would absolutely use Crutchfield.com for the purchase and I recommend others to do the same, just not this radio or perhaps the manufacturer.

Pros: Looks good Easy to install

Cons: UI locks up and system freezes at random No Firmware update to address issues Video and Audio Codec needed to display video from a USB device is near impossible to make work.

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Crutchfield customer from Galion, OH on 6/27/2019

2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Great receiver!!!

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Crutchfield customer from Salisbury, MD on 6/24/2019

2005 Chevrolet SSR

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Top Quality -- Very Pleased!

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Awesome head unit

Rick from Summerville, SC on 6/2/2019

2007 Mitsubishi Galant

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Ordered this stereo to replace a stock unit in an 07 Mitsubishi Galant that was given to my daughter. Install took about 3 hours as I also installed a back up camera. Shipment was very timely and radio really made my factory speakers sound great. My daughter was able to sync her phone very easily and now she is really loving it. Everything provided made install very easy and just like some others mention the display can be a little hard to see but it's the same with any unit if the light hits it at a certain point so it's really not a big deal breaker. My daughter's friends even loves the way her system sound and now wants their stereo upgraded.

Pros: Great sounds Easy install Connects to phone easy

Cons: None worth mentioning

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Guest from Dallas tx on 5/31/2019

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Its a great stereo works very well

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Tons of bang for the buck

Troy from Portland, OR on 5/30/2019

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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This is a feature packed unit for the price although the user interface is not the most intuitive. I have had no trouble viewing the display in any light. There are two settings that have to be adjusted with regards to brightness. I had to spend considerable time adjusting the audio settings to get a decent sound (though it can't seem to output much bass to my Kicker speakers; will probably need a sub). With that said, I have had a few issues with regards to quality. The unit doesn't always pair with my iPhone 8 Plus and even loses the pairing some times. After ending a call, the unit goes to bluetooth audio regardless of which source I had it set to before the call. The H/U froze completely once and I had to turn off my pickup and start it back up to fix the problem.

Pros: Price and features

Cons: Reliability

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Excellent deck for the money.

Crutchfield customer from Garden City, ID on 5/28/2019

2001 Ford F-350

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This is an excellent deck for the money. It does everything I want it to do without effort. I liked it so much I bought another one for my work truck.

Pros: Ease of use and installation. Does everything I wanted it to do. Volume control buttons instead of a knob/touch screen.

Cons: No off button on the main screen/unit. You have to go into two or three back screens to shut the unit down completely.

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Crutchfield customer from Emery, SD on 5/25/2019

2001 Ford Mustang

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Sound is fine. Radio reception fair. Wish preset buttons listed which station it was set.

Pros: Eq

Cons: Presets don't show anything but "preset 1" etc.

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Crutchfield customer from Kenner, LA on 5/22/2019

2018 Chevrolet Express

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Great radio, had the volume turned up to 30 for hours and hours on a long road trip... no problems. Bought the JVC 6.5" speakers also... really boosts the sound. The cons are, it did drop or not connect to the iphone blue tooth a time or two. But turning the vehicle on/off corrected the problem. Hasn't dropped or not connected since the first few times it occurred, maybe the problem self corrected. The screen is a little hard to see in the morning sunlight but never in the setting sun. On the plus side, it wasn't suppose to be compatible with an older ipod I had, but it connected no problem.

Pros: With the addition of the JVC 6.5" speakers, the sound is big and clear. The radio also worked with an older ipod that wasn't on the compatible list.

Cons: Although is hasn't repeated the problem again, it did drop the iphone and/or didn't connect with the blue tooth several times over the first few days after installation. Since then, no problems. Hasn't reoccurred after the first few days and I've had the radio installed 3 weeks now.

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Great value for all that it can do!

Crutchfield customer from Homer, IL on 5/17/2019

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Lots of bells and whistles. I'm still understanding what all it can do. It's nice that it is customizeable. Works well with my phone and playing music from the USB port. Unsure if I installed it correctly but I am not getting a good signal with the antenna adapter, only getting a couple radio stations to come in and no AM stations.

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Crutchfield customer from Portland, OR on 5/15/2019

2003 Chevrolet Suburban

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Sounds great. Easy install and loves to connect with my android. My wife's iPhone takes second seat and is a little more difficult but works fine in bluetooth mode. Nice features. Videos will not play from an apple device. He he he.

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Tough install

Crutchfield customer from Toms River, NJ on 5/14/2019

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The JVC unit is pretty good. Good CD player, Good Radio. Very complicated screen control. The install instruction were not very good, for the Hummer H2. 1. Getting to dash apart was a pain in the ass. 2. I was not warned that not connecting the Park Switch Wire would disable the steering wheel buttons. Also, no instruction on connecting this wire. Too late now dash closed up. It was one of the harder install I have ever done. Took about 5 hours. Your staff on the order phone was very good. Regards, Henry

Pros: Good unit

Cons: Bad instruction

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Great product, simple clean install

Crutchfield customer from East Hartford, CT on 5/9/2019

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I've never replaced a radio before. Crutchfields technical support and this well thought out product made everything a breeze. Hooked up all the wiring, popped this in the dash, and everything worked perfectly on the first shot! 10/10 would definitely recommend.

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MICHAEL from Williamsburg, VA on 5/9/2019

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Good for price.

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Crutchfield customer from Gray, GA on 5/8/2019

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Like the receiver only complaint- bright sun lit days the screen is washed out, can't see anything.

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Do your homework and ask questions

Hermon from Tallahassee, FL on 5/6/2019

2014 Chevrolet Suburban

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This unit is a nice enough unit and a good price point but it is far from a turn key installation if you want all the bells and whistles beware. I purchased all the recommended accessories to get the backup camera to work, the XM radio and steering wheel controls. I did get the steering wheel controls to work with the provided accessories. I did ask and was told it would work. The sales person was going by the product info so I can understand that. Still not happy. The tech support was good and this is where I found out that everything wasn't exactly as advertised. A nice cheap unit but you have to ask question (I did) but it still didn't help. You have to pull wires, after finding them in the vehicles schematics for the rear camera trigger and the wires for the camera. This is a major job and you need to disassemble a lot of the dash and interior. The XM doesn't work with the unit so I have to buy another receiver. To be fair the XM works but you have now control from the head unit. Just be careful.

Pros: This unit is a nice enough unit and a good price point but it is far from a turn key installation if you want all the bells and whistles beware. I purchased all the recommended accessories to get the backup camera to work, the XM radio and steering wheel controls. I did get the steering wheel controls to work with the provided accessories. I did ask and was told it would work. The sales person was going by the product info so I can understand that. Still not happy. The tech support was good.

Cons: You have to pull wires, after finding them in the vehicles schematics for the rear camera trigger and the wires for the camera. This is a major job and you need to disassemble a lot of the dash and interior. The XM doesn't work with the unit so I have to buy another receiver. To be fair the XM works but you have now control from the head unit. Just be careful.

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Buen producto

Crutchfield customer from Las Piedras, PR on 5/2/2019

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Buena compra lo recomiendo.

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Great stereo

Crutchfield customer from Romeoville, IL on 5/1/2019

2000 Honda Civic

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The screen doesn't show well in direct sunlight. Overall a great stereo with alot of customization options. Definitely recommend.

Pros: Lots of options, sounds great a definite upgrade

Cons: Hard to see in direct sunlight

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