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Sony XAV-W650BT

DVD receiver

Item # 158XAV650B

Putting a multimedia DVD receiver with Bluetooth® in your vehicle gives you a lot of cool, convenient features.

Find what Fits your car

Putting a multimedia DVD receiver with Bluetooth® in your vehicle gives you a lot of cool, convenient features.

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Item # 158XAV650B

About the Sony XAV-W650BT

Step into in-car multimedia

Putting a multimedia DVD receiver with Bluetooth® in your vehicle gives you a lot of cool, convenient features. Sony's XAV-W650BT DVD receiver adds in a striking 6.2" touchscreen, smartphone compatibility, and plenty of soundshaping tools, giving you in-dash command over all your entertainment.

Step into in-car multimedia

Putting a multimedia DVD receiver with Bluetooth® in your vehicle gives you a lot of cool, convenient features. Sony's XAV-W650BT DVD receiver adds in a striking 6.2" touchscreen, smartphone compatibility, and plenty of soundshaping tools, giving you in-dash command over all your entertainment.

Touchscreen control for your media

Sony XAV-650BT

Choose from a variety of touchscreen background color schemes.

This receiver's Bluetooth connectivity creates a wireless link between your mobile device and your car's audio system, allowing you to stream the music and podcasts you love. If you're into Pandora, you can pair your iPhone or Android™ device to the XAV-W650BT and enjoy your playists. If you have an iPhone® with Siri, you can talk to her through the receiver, and and you'll hear Siri's response through the car's speakers.

For a wired connection, plug your iPod, iPhone, or Android phone into the receiver's front USB input and take charge with direct control and playback of your music. You'll enjoy fingertip control over your music, and you'll keep your device charged up and ready to go when you step out of the car. If you have an Android phone, you can use Sony's SongPal app to browse a wide variety of streaming services. SongPal also lets you control your receiver's settings from your phone

Sony sound and vision

The XAV-W650BT's powerful amp combines with Sony's MegaBass to make your digital music sound rich, full, and dynamic. You can adjust the EQ5 5-band equalizer to optimize the acoustics in your vehicle, or quickly access the preset tone curves to adjust your sound. Your touchscreen menus and videos look sharp and crisp, thanks to the high-quality WVGA display. And you can select from a variety of background color schemes for a personalized touch.

Add on – and enjoy it even more

You'll find a front AUX input and USB port, plus a rear audio/video input for adding another source. The video output allows you to set up a rear screen, so you can maintain the back-seat peace with a steady stream of movies. Plus, the three sets of preamp outputs make it easy to add on amps or a powered subwoofer.

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

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

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/55 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.2" touchscreen
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming (external mic included)
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility with specific smartphones and apps):
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control
    • Android control through USB
    • Pandora control with iPhone and Android
    • Siri Eyes Free Control
    Audio/video Features:
    • EQ5 5-band equalizer
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • subwoofer controls
    • inputs: front USB input, front aux input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other Info:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • CEA-2006 compliant
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # XAV-W650BT

    What's in the box:

    • DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.2" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (RM-X170)
    • CR2025 3V battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 12' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 ISO mounting screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • Operating Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
    • US Warranty
    • Canada Warranty

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5
    Touch 6/5/4/3
    iPhone 6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/4S/4/3GS
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 55 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size 6.2
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 5
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 10 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3,WMA,AAC,WAV,FLAC
    High-res Playback N
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N
    The Sony XAV-W650BT replaces these items:

    Product Research

    Touchscreen, App, & Remote Control
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Android & iPhone Integration
    Pandora + AM/FM Radio
    Disc & USB Playback
    Audio & DSP Section
    AV Connectivity

    Touchscreen, App, & Remote Control

    6.2" Touchscreen Display: The Sony XAV-W650BT DVD receiver features a 6.2" widescreen (17:9) touchscreen LCD monitor. The WVGA LCD monitor has a high resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB; with 1,152,000 total pixels. The LCD monitor provides touchscreen controls with easy-to-identify icons, making menu navigation easy. In addition to the head unit's touchscreen controls, the XAV-W650BT provides a 3-way rotary knob and a multi-function hard-key button along the left edge of the screen.

    • Custom Wallpaper & Background: You can choose between five color wallpapers (Orange, Red, Blue, Black, or Green) for the background image of the unit's touchscreen monitor.
    • Picture EQ: You can select a picture quality mode suitable for the interior brightness of your vehicle. You can choose from Dynamic, Standard, Theater, or Sepia.
    • Aspect Ratio: You can also change the screen's aspect ratio of the DVD receiver's LCD monitor to suit your video content. You can choose from Normal, Wide, Full, or Zoom.
    • Auto Dimmer: To change the brightness of the display you can set the XAV-W650BT to one of two dimmer modes; Dimmer Auto (dims the display automatically when you turn your vehicle's lights on), or Dimmer On (display always dim). You can adjust the dimmer level from -5 to +5.
    Note: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire in the supplied harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. Video can only be displayed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.

    SongPal App (for Android): Download Sony's free SongPal app onto your Bluetooth-paired Android (OS 4.0.3+) smartphone and take control of the Sony XAV-W650BT head unit right from your mobile device. You'll enjoy control over basic head unit functions, as well as navigation and seamless access to all your sources, music, apps, and more from your smartphone. The SongPal app also provides Voice Recognition from the head unit for applications that you have downloaded within the SongPal app on your Android device. You even get audible readouts of Texts, Twitter messages, Facebook feeds, and Calendar events on your Android phone through the Sony DVD receiver.

    • Voice Recognition: You can use voice commands to ask for directions from Google maps or to play a particular song/artist in your smartphone's music library. You can even assign music applications within the SongPal app, so you can access them by simply speaking the name of the application. While using voice commands there will still be times where you have to make a selection on your smartphone's touchscreen.
    • Notification Readout: Exclusive to Android devices, incoming SMS/Text and Twitter/Facebook/Calendar notifications are automatically read aloud through the XAV-W650BT and your vehicle's speakers to keep you safe and in touch. You can even reply to a text message via voice command and a list of preset replies.
    • Receiver Sources: From the SongPal app on your Android device you can access and select the head unit's Tuner (AM/FM), Disc, USB, Bluetooth, and Aux sources.
    • Playback & Volume Control: You'll also be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track or Station, and Volume Up/Down.
    • Song/Artist Info + Album Art: In addition, you'll be able to view song/artist information and station identification from the SongPal app on your mobile device.

    Remote Control: The Sony XAV-W650BT comes with an IR wireless remote control and supports compatibility with steering wheel remote adapters (sold separately).

    • IR Remote: The Sony DVD receiver comes supplied with an IR remote control for wireless operation. The included wireless remote allows you to control the basic functions (not Bluetooth) of the Sony head unit while keeping your eyes on the road.
    • Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Sony XAV-W650BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (version 3.0), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.4 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Sony XAV-W650BT. Please visit Sony eSupport for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    SPP + NFC Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the Sony XAV-W650BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. Android (OS 4.0+) smartphones that have Near Field Communication (NFC) pair simply by touching the Android device's NFC tag to the head unit's NFC tag on the front-panel. For older Android smartphones with OS 4.0 or lower, download the NFC Easy Connect app from Google Play to use the head unit's NFC pairing function.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The Sony XAV-W650BT supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. Bluetooth hands-free communication helps to minimize distraction while driving by allowing you to control your mobile phone from the head unit, so you don't have to touch your mobile phone. The controls of the XAV-W650BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. And thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the XAV-W650BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering Calls: Incoming calls can be answered manually or automatically (between 3-10 seconds) through the Sony head unit, while the ring tone is output from your car speakers and the caller's name or phone number is displayed on the head unit's LCD. Incoming calls can also be rejected if desired.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the XAV-W650BT, you can dial a phone number in a variety of ways.
      • Entering Phone #: Allows you to manually dial a phone number using the unit's touchscreen keypad.
      • Preset Dial: You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing from the unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can transfer up to 1,000 contacts from your phone's phonebook and store them in the head unit for easy access using the unit's touchscreen monitor.
      • Call History: The unit will store the last 20 calls, allowing you to select a previous phone number quickly from the list.
      • Voice Dial: You can use the included external mic to make a call using the voice tags of contacts stored on your connected cellular phone.
      • Redial: Use this feature to easily redial the last number you called.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Sony XAV-W650BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. You can stream stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the XAV-W650BT. You'll be able to control basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast-Forward/Reverse, and Shuffle/Repeat. The head unit will also display your music's song/artist information; such as Artist name, Song title, and Album title. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to control advanced music playback functions. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Control: When paired and connected to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Sony XAV-W650BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel controls and external microphone. Simply press-and-hold down on the head unit's "Home/Voice" button to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the XAV-W650BT and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit's display will only indicate hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Sony XAV-W650BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Connectivity (via MTP): The Sony XAV-W650BT provides playback of stored music files on select Android (OS 4.0+) devices through its front-panel USB MTP-compatible port. You also get basic playback controls (like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track) from the receiver's touchscreen. In addition, you are able to view song/artist information on the receiver's touchscreen monitor. Simply connect your compatible Android device with the microUSB-to-USB cable that came with your device. The unit's USB port (1A) will also charge your Android device while connected; the vehicle's accessory key must be set to the  'ACC' or 'On' position.

    Note: During connection, you cannot use your Android smartphone's touchscreen to control music playback and you cannot select music apps from your smartphone for playback. However, you can continue to listen to stored music on your Android smartphone through the head unit while you check your Calendar, Facebook, Texts, etc on your phone.

    iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: The Sony XAV-W650BT supports direct connection of select Lightning or 30-pin Apple iPod/iPhone devices through its front-panel USB port. The XAV-W650BT offers playback of your music library or music apps, browsing control, information display, and charging of select Apple devices. The Sony XAV-W650BT's USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the Sony head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC). Simply connect your compatible iPod/iPhone using the cable that came with your Apple device, or purchase a another Lightning-to-USB or 30-pin to USB cable (sold separately) to be used in the car.

    • Music Browsing: From the receiver's touchscreen monitor, you are able to browse your iPod/iPhone's music library by Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Playlist, content in each category will be listed alphabetically. The unit also offers basic playback controls; such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Repeat/Random. The head unit will even display your Apple device's song/artist/album information. Newer Apple devices with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to use your Apple device's touchscreen to navigate your stored music and access music apps; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • Song/Artist Info: The DVD receiver will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information; including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, & Artist/Album Name. The XAV-W650BT will also display song/artist information and station identification from select music apps.
    • 1A Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.
    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony XAV-W650BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 1/27/2016):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    3GS 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.2 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y N Y Y N N Y Y N Y N Y
    5th/6th 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y N Y N N N Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y N Y N N
    2 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y N N
    3 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    4 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    Air 1/2 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 1/2/3/4 9.2.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y Y

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

    Pandora + AM/FM Radio

    Pandora Internet Radio: The Sony XAV-W650BT DVD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone. The Sony XAV-W650BT will also display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Your iPhone (iOS 7.0+) will need to be connected to the head unit's front-panel USB port with the latest version of the Pandora App from Apple's App Store. Your Android smartphone must be connected via Bluetooth to the Sony XAV-W650BT (no hard-wired connection required); your Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Google Play Store. Your Android smartphone must also support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account. The Sony XAV-W650BT provides the following control over the Pandora music service streamed to your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.

    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    Digital Clarity Tuner w/ RDS: The Sony XAV-W650BT is equipped with a Digital Clarity Tuner for clear AM/FM stereo sound with digital processing technology. FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal. Radio Data System (RDS) displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible FM stations.

    • Presets + BSM (Best Station Memory): The radio features 5 memory bands to store and receive AM/FM stations. You can store up to 6 presets each in FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1 and AM2 (total: 18 FM/12 AM). Preset tuning can be done manually or automatically (BSM). BSM (Best Tuning Memory) selects stations with the best signals within the selected band and stores them in order of their frequency. You can select from FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.
    • Preset Scan (Zappin): The Preset Scan feature (also called "Zappin") helps you find a desired station within your preset list by listening to preset stations for a few seconds, each.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Sony XAV-W650BT has a front loading disc slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The Sony XAV-W650BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, & VCD discs. The Sony XAV-W650BT supports a variety of audio, photo, & video files recorded onto these discs.

    Front-Panel USB Port (MSC/MTP compatible): The DVD receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB (type-A) port that can be used for plugging in a  USB (MSC) Mass Storage Class or a USB MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) device; such as select Android devices, digital audio players, and thumbdrives or flashdrives. The head unit supports playback of a variety of music, video, and photo files stored on a compatible USB device. You are able to browse and control playback of the compatible files stored on your USB device through the head unit's touchscreen, as well as view song/artist information. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the receiver's USB port (max. 1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Compatible Multimedia Files: The Sony XAV-W650BT supports a variety of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto disc or loaded onto a USB device.

    Media Type   USB (MSC & MTP)
    File System ISO 9660 level 1/level 2, Joliet/Romeo, UDF Bridge FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: 48-192kbps; 32-48kHz
    WMA: 48-192kbps; 44.1kHz
    AAC: 40-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    MP3: 48-192kbps; 32-48kHz
    WMA: 48-192kbps; 44.1kHz
    AAC: 40-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    WAV: 8-48kHz; 16/24-bit
    FLAC: 8-96kHz; 8/16/24-bit
    Video MPEG 4:| 720 x 576 (30p/60i); 30 fps
    Xvid: 720 x 576 (30p/60i); 30 fps
    Photo JPEG: 6,048 x 4,032 (24,000,000 pixels)
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 256 folders/2,000 files
    Tags ID3 tag (version 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA tag, AAC tag, FLAC tag

    Playback & Search Functions: You can use the head unit's touchscreen monitor to search folders and audio/video/picture files stored on a disc or USB device. You'll also be able to operate basic playback functions; such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Previous/Next Track from the unit's touchscreen. From the included remote you can access tracks on a disc or USB device directly.

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

    Audio & DSP Section

    Dynamic Reality Amp w/ 24-Bit DAC The Sony XAV-W650BT DVD receiver features a newly developed sound processor for less distortion, an S-MOSFET IC for smooth signal transmission, and a large-sized capacitor for deep bass sound. In addition, the XAV-W650BT is equipped with Sony's Dynamic Reality Amp to produce 3-dimensional sound staging for more realistic sound inside your vehicle. The Sony XAV-W650BT also utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality. The power output specs for the XAV-W650BT are as follows:

    • Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 55 watts x 4-channels (220 total watts)
    Note: The power specifications for the Sony XAV-W650BT are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    5ch/2V Preouts+ Subwoofer Control: The XAV-W650BT contains five 2-volt RCA preouts; a front channel pair, rear channel pair, and mono-subwoofer channel. The front and rear channel preouts can be faded. The subwoofer preout is non-fading. You can adjust the subwoofer preout's volume level  (-10 to +10) independently from the head unit's volume control. You can also select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse.

    Low-Pass & High-Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer preout features a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 85Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Off. The front & rear speaker outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 63Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, or Off.

    EQ5: You can select an equalizer curve from eight music types; Country, Soul, Electronica, R&B, Pop, Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Dance, Custom, or Off (flat). The Custom EQ5 mode allows you to make your own equalizer settings. You can adjust the level (+/-8dB) of five different frequency bands - 100Hz, 250Hz, 1kHz, 4kHz, & 12.5kHz. .

    Mega Bass: The Mega Bass feature reinforces the head unit's bass sound in synchronization with the unit's volume level. Mega Bass can be set to 1, 2, or Off.

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    AV Connectivity

    Dual AV Inputs: The Sony XAV-W650BT receiver is fitted with two audio/video inputs. The unit features a front-panel 3.5mm AV input on the front panel of the head unit for connecting a temporary external audio/video source, such as a game console. The head unit also features a composite video/stereo audio RCA input on the rear panel for connecting a permanent external AV source, such as a DVD player or mobile ATSC tuner.

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

    Rear View Camera Input: The Sony XAV-W650BT is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input to connect a backup camera (sold separately). By connecting a rear view camera, you can use the in-dash receiver's touchscreen LCD to see what's behind you when backing up.

    • Parking Guide Lines: When a rear-view camera is connected and you are viewing a rear view image, parking guide lines appear on-screen making parking easy and safer. There are three color-coded horizontal guidelines and two vertical guidelines.
    • Auto-Switching: When your vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera; the purple/white wire of the included harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 2.5 seconds. You can also manually select the rear view camera input.
    • Reverse or Mirror Image: You can even choose a normal or reverse image.
    Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

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    Customer Q&A

    30 questions already asked

    I have a new phone and my receiver says it's not supported. Is there anything I can buy so that the two are able to be connected?
    [ Derek  May 18, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. They can also recommend any other items that may help. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center:
    [ Kenny  May 19, 2017 ]  Staff
    How is the navigation while using a thumb drive to play music? Does is display files the way they are sorted on the drive? Or does it sort the whole drive by artist/album/etc?
    [ Joe  Feb 16, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    I was disappointed with how it sorts. I have a file system setup where my music is sorted in folders by genre, then artist, then album. What I found when plugging in my usb drive was that it doesn't recognize the folder structure and only sorts by the album folders (lowest folders). Hope that helps.
    [ ADAM  Feb 17, 2017 ]
    How many Bluetooth devices / phones can be paired at the same time?
    [ Wan  Jan 22, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    The manual says two phones at the same time
    [ Richard  Jan 23, 2017 ]
    Ive had two with no problem
    [ LEWIS E  Jan 22, 2017 ]
    I'm assuming the dial on the left is the volume control; Does the dial light up when it's dark out?
    [ Jake  Nov 28, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    The center square lights up but not the entire knob
    [ scott  Nov 29, 2016 ]
    The dial on the left is the volume control. It also can be used to change sources when you push on the dial. The dial itself does not light up but it is close to the display so it is not hard to see at night.
    [ DONALD L  Nov 29, 2016 ]
    Does the album artwork and track name display in ipod mode or bluetooth mode?
    [ Holly  Nov 22, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    In iPod mode (using a usb cable), I get the track name and the album name, but not the artwork. I haven't really used it with Bluetooth, so I'm not sure. And, for what it's worth, I really this unit overall. Hope this helps.
    [ Don  Nov 24, 2016 ]
    No artwork. Just artist and track info in text form
    [ Ryan  Nov 22, 2016 ]
    Track name = yes; Album artwork = no. BTW, navigation of music on the radio connected to an iPod/iPhone is pretty clunky.
    [ Steve  Nov 22, 2016 ]
    can you have 2 cameras on this radio?
    [ anthony  Oct 25, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    The Sony XAV-W650BT is equipped with a composite video Rear-View Camera input for connecting a single back-up camera (sold separately). If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. I hope that helps!
    [ Larry  Nov 01, 2016 ]  Staff
    do text messages pop up on the screen when received?
    [ anthony  Sep 29, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    sorry No , wish they did
    [ Philip  Sep 29, 2016 ]
    [ Phillip Nigel  Sep 29, 2016 ]
    No they do not
    [ Ryan  Sep 29, 2016 ]
    Sadly no they do not. You don't get any notifications on screen.
    [ Stanley  Sep 29, 2016 ]
    How does the backup camera work? Is it automatic when put in reverse?
    [ John  Sep 25, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    yes . my husband connected it himself . it automatically comes on when i put the car in reverse!
    [ Abelina  Sep 26, 2016 ]
    Mine didn't come with a backup camera
    [ Dru  Sep 26, 2016 ]
    Hi you need to purchase a Back-up Camera for this unit. Installation on my Volvo was very easy the cable that comes with the camera needs to be connected to one of your back-up light wires. Then the wires needs to go to teh Sony received in your dash. I easily routed the wire under my rear seat and carpeting to the receiver. The received has a Camera Connector socket that fits the back-up camera cable connector, When you put your car in reverse the voltage that is applied to your backup light also is used as the signal to turn on the camera and switch the receiver screen to show what the camera is seeing. So yes its automatic when you place the vehicle into reverse.
    [ Fred  Sep 26, 2016 ]
    I do not have a back up camera attatched to my unit but I was told if hooked up properly it would do exactly that. I prefer to look with my head turned.
    [ Michael  Sep 26, 2016 ]
    Can you set a personal picture for your wallpaper?
    [ corrvett  Sep 13, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    Nope I asked Sony and they said no
    [ Matthew  Sep 21, 2016 ]
    No you cannot.
    [ William  Sep 16, 2016 ]
    Not that I have found
    [ Garrett  Sep 16, 2016 ]
    No you cannot
    [ charles  Sep 16, 2016 ]
    Does this unit have an external microphone for use with the bluetooth phone connection?
    [ Automator59  Sep 06, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. Yes, the unit has built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming (external mic included). You'll find this information on the product page under "Product Highlights". Hope that helps.
    [ Kenny  Sep 06, 2016 ]  Staff
    Is the USB power output enough to charge an iPhone 6s Plus?
    [ danjng  Sep 05, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    Yes. It will charge it.
    [ Keith  Sep 07, 2016 ]
    My wife charges her iPhone and it charges it just fine.
    [ DONALD L  Sep 06, 2016 ]
    Yes. It charges my Sony Xperia phone or tablet. It won't charge quickly but it will charge.
    [ Richard  Sep 06, 2016 ]
    When using non-Pandora streaming services like Spotify or Slacker via Bluetooth or while plugged in, is the artist and/or music controls shown on screen? Or is the audio purely controlled by the phone at that point?
    [ Nelson  Aug 29, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    I personally never set up pandora on the device itself, but I did play it via bluetooth from my phone. At that point everything is controlled from the head unit. Also, I listen to my ipod in the vehicle and it is plugged in, also controlled by the head unit. I am very pleased with this stereo!
    [ Trinity  Aug 29, 2016 ]
    It works on screen for sure with Spotify and Amazon music so I assume it would work with all of them.
    [ Ryan  Aug 29, 2016 ]
    I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado and was has steering wheel buttons for the radio. I have the premium Bose sound system. With this unit will the steering wheel buttons still be functional? And and chimes still work?
    [ Mainhart88  Aug 14, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    I installed this radio on my 2010 Tacoma. The volume buttons on the steering do not react quickly, and the mode button doesn't work at all. I also have trouble finding the tuner mode, having to sometime search for a while to find it.
    [ SAM  Aug 14, 2016 ]
    You will have to get the steering wheel control adapter for it to work
    [ Herbert  Aug 14, 2016 ]
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Aug 14, 2016 ]  Staff
    Can the bluetooth be connected to a microphone already present in the vehicle, or does it have to be connected to the one that comes with it?
    [ Tad  Aug 05, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Aug 07, 2016 ]  Staff
    Is the Sony XAV-W650BT Sirius/XM (satellite) capable?
    [ nick c  Jul 14, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. This unit is not Satellite Radio ready. You'll find this information on the product page "Details" tab under "Features and Specs". Hope that helps.
    [ Kenny  Jul 19, 2016 ]  Staff
    Warning, clock, and buttons customization. Does this have a "warning" spalsh screen when you first turn on the vehicle? I saw a couple complaint reviews saying it has to be manually ok'd every single time and no way to turn it off... but when I contacted Sony they said no splash. Also, when the radio is off, does it have a clock to display? The Kenwood only does when it's on or in standby with other things around it. I like a nice clean look. Are the options on the homescreen for which buttons show up customizable or changeable? I know most other brands are, don't see it in this one. Thanks!
    [ John  Jun 24, 2016 ]
    5 answers
    Yes, it has a warning splash. You have to hit "Ok" before it will function. When the radio is "Off", it's a blank screen. When the radio is in "Standby" mode, it has a small clock display in the upper right corner. Buttons: I have not found any way to customize/change any of the display buttons. The only thing I could change was the colors of the background graphics. I have pictures but can't post them in this respose.
    [ Michael  Jun 28, 2016 ]
    Yes you have to acknowledge warning at beginning of operation. There is a small clock in right corner when off. It's minimally customizable but still a great unit.
    [ Richard  Jun 26, 2016 ]
    It does have a splash when the car is turned on to 'acc', warning you not to use the system while driving, blah, blah, blah, but is doesn't require acknowledgement before is goes away on it's own. Typically when the car is started. It also goes to it's home screen when the ignition is turned on, and it does have a clock when on.
    [ Robert  Jun 25, 2016 ]
    The radio does have a splash screen however it for me it comes up intermittently. I have not found it to have a sleep because whenever My truck is on I'm using the unit. A clock is in the upper right corner while using it
    [ Garrett  Jun 24, 2016 ]
    With my installation, I only get the warning when I turn the key to accessory position. If I go directly to ignition and start the car, I get no warning. There is no click display when the screen is off. The buttons are not customizable.
    [ charles  Jun 24, 2016 ]
    i drive a 2007 nissan 350z with manual transmission, will the dvd player work?
    [ richard  Jun 22, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jun 22, 2016 ]  Staff
    2007 350z with bose and do i need the scosche slc4 line output from the addon package if either 1) im just replacing the head unit, or 2) im replacing all the speakers and using a 4 or 5 channel amp?
    [ richard  Jun 22, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    The Scosche SLC4 would only be used for installation in your Nissan if you wanted to retain the factory Bose amplifier and if you selected a head unit without front and rear preamp outputs--the Sony XAV-W650BT has 5-channel (front, rear, sub) preamp outputs and it sounds like you're not using the factory Bose amp, so that wouldn't be needed in your installation. I hope that helps. My Bio:
    [ Larry  Jun 24, 2016 ]  Staff
    Dimensions of the face on the unit ???
    [ Deandre  Jun 19, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    4 inches high by 7 inches wide. It's a double din (german for double dimension of the single 2 x 3.5 inches single dimension unit).
    [ LEWIS E  Jun 20, 2016 ]
    The face of the receiver is 6 1/2 by 3 5/8 in.
    [ DONALD L  Jun 20, 2016 ]
    Will it display video from the DVD player or a USB drive to an external monitor in the back seat while I'm driving?
    [ William  Jun 09, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    yes there is one video output on the back of the deck
    [ Brent  Jun 10, 2016 ]
    According to the operator's manual it will. Hope that helps.
    [ Timothy  Jun 09, 2016 ]
    Yes it will. It only blocks video on its own screen while in motion
    [ Ryan  Jun 09, 2016 ]
    Doe's this unit have an automatic volume control?
    [ David  May 18, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    If you're talking about volume control that automatically adjusts based on acceleration/deceleration, then no, it does not.
    [ Michael  May 19, 2016 ]
    Not that I am aware of. I do not know what an automatic volume control is. Best to ask Crutchfield.
    [ SAM  May 19, 2016 ]
    No it doesnt
    [ DAVE  May 18, 2016 ]
    No, not that I am aware of.
    [ Bradford Taylor  May 18, 2016 ]
    Do all of the aux inputs require the car to be in Park to view any external video source or just the backup camera input?
    [ Jake  May 16, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    Hi. The backup camera would be connected to your car's reverse input. The video player is connected to your car's emergency brake.
    [ LEWIS E  May 17, 2016 ]
    I don't know 100% about All the aux inputs as I had it professionally installed - but I do know that the dvd player works whether in park or not. We are very happy with this receiver.
    [ DAVID  May 17, 2016 ]
    The backup camera can be selected even while am/fm/mp3/Bluetooth are playing. The camera must be wired to a hot lead instead of a reverse light. I am able to use my backup camera as a rear view mirror. Only when you engage reverse does the parking grid show. Very handy feature.
    [ Richard  May 17, 2016 ]
    Does this radio have a fader?
    [ David  Apr 15, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    [ Thomas  Apr 17, 2016 ]
    Yes. It has both balance (left/right) an fader (front/rear).
    [ Don  Apr 17, 2016 ]
    [ Roger  Apr 17, 2016 ]
    Does this unit have a Fader? One reviewer said that the radio has no such feature? I thought that was a standard on all radios.
    [ Jeff  Apr 14, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    It most certainly does. There's a "Balance/Fader" adjustment available under the "Sound Settings" menu. I hope that helps! My Bio:
    [ Ryan  Apr 15, 2016 ]  Staff
    are you able to sync the gps map on your phone to the display?
    [ ARod  Apr 12, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    No you cannot
    [ charles  Sep 16, 2016 ]
    No. But while playing Bluetooth audio you can hear audio instructions.
    [ Phillip Nigel  Apr 14, 2016 ]
    Does this radio come with an amp, or should I purchase the Sony subwoofer that includes the amp?
    [ Brett  Apr 08, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    I believe it's only 4 channel amp and the subwoofer would be the 5th channel so I believe you would still need an amp if you want good powerful bass. Can always call crutch field just to double check and see what they say.
    [ Joseph  Apr 09, 2016 ]
    The radio is complete in itself. I bought it to replace the OEM radio in my truck. I do not know what else might be needed to add a subwoofer.
    [ SAM  Apr 08, 2016 ]
    I would like to be able to have it mirror my android device a Samsung galaxy s 5 is this possible?
    [ Peter  Mar 30, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    No you can not mirror your phone. I believe that is an old feature that is no longer available.
    [ Jennifer  Apr 03, 2016 ]
    Not that I know of. I haven't really gotten into it but it is a very nice receiver and really improves the quality of the speakers in the car.
    [ Daniel  Mar 31, 2016 ]
    What does it mean by the front aux is mini? Will that be compatible with the regular aux cord or do you have to get a difference size?
    [ Joshua  Mar 24, 2016 ]
    6 answers
    Regular Aux...
    [ marques  Mar 26, 2016 ]
    Not sure. I just got the regular standard aux cable and it works great with my iPhone. Overall it's been a great head unit and I highly recommend it
    [ Henry  Mar 25, 2016 ]
    i recently bought this head unit.. It's a regular size aux imput...don't know why it says mini.. Worth the money
    [ Danny  Mar 25, 2016 ]
    It's a regular aux cord older aux cords were much larger approx 3/16 in diameter which is no longer used on most devices. Your six cord should be just fine
    [ Jesse  Mar 25, 2016 ]
    It is the same size jack as the earphone on your smartphone. A male to male stereo headphone cable is what you need.
    [ Richard  Mar 25, 2016 ]
    It uses a standard 3.5mm AUX cable that will plug directly into your smartphon.
    [ Gary  Mar 25, 2016 ]
    Does this radio and back up camera come with vehicle specific wiring instructions for finding e brake wires and reverse lamp wires?
    [ Richard  Feb 19, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    I can answer for the BOYO camera. The camera insturctions were vague as to where power was supposed to go. In the end I soldered the black and red power lines to the black and red lines on the radio harness that went with my navigation unit. I used the reverse line that went with my navigation unit and soldered it to the break light line at the fuse box under my drive side kick panel at the front of the car. I had to look up where that fuse was online. It was not included in any of the instructions that came with the navigation unit or back up camera. Once I knew where it was it was easy to hook up but it took me a bit to find that information. Love the camera though.
    [ Julie  Feb 22, 2016 ]
    Richard: I just installed XAV W650BT and very happy with the unit. Did not hook up the handbrake (I have no use watching the DVD) nor reverse camera. My recommendation is to seek any YouTube videos specific to your car or contact Crutchfield technical service. Either method will provide you with the information you need. I highly recommend this unit at the price point.
    [ LEWIS E  Feb 19, 2016 ]
    Will this work with my iphone 6? Do i have to update the reciever for it to be compatible?
    [ Bertt  Feb 18, 2016 ]
    3 answers
    Yes I have one and it works fine
    [ Bradford Taylor  May 18, 2016 ]
    I have and android, and it should also work with IOS. It does everything great so far. I get into the car and Pandora is up reconnected and going quickly.
    [ Jorge  Feb 18, 2016 ]
    I have the iPhone 6 and setup this unit a couple weeks ago; and have had no issues. I also would add all (4) members of my family have iPhone 6 and both my kids are a couple updates behind as one of their favorite apps isn't as favorable with the newer updates etc... So in our case we have had great luck with different iOS versions. I currently have iOS 9.2.1 - not to mention my factory head unit was decent considering the premium factory BOSE SPEAKERS and AMP setup; but admit my Chevrolet Avalanche is sounds amazing. I also added the PAC RP5-GM11 so I could keep Onstar / Steering Wheel Controls etc. & METRA Dash-Kit made the install flawless and total time less than 30 minutes. It was a excellent purchase, no regrets...
    [ Jason  Feb 18, 2016 ]

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