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DVD receiver

Item # 158XAV68BT

Bluetooth isn't just about hands-free calling.

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About the Sony XAV-68BT

Bluetooth® lets your radio do more

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

Bluetooth® lets your radio do more

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

Sony XAV-68BT

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


iPhone® and Android™ control

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

Optimize your audio

Everybody's familiar with the annoying sound of an underpowered factory radio turned up too loud — no such problem with this Sony. Its powerful amp combines with advanced circuitry to make your discs and digital music sound their best. You can adjust the EQ3 3-band equalizer to optimize the acoustics in your vehicle, or quickly access the eight preset tone curves to adjust your sound on the fly.

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

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

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

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

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

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Product highlights:

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

    What's in the box:

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

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (rear), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 55 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size 6.1
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 10 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA
    High-res Playback N
    The Sony XAV-68BT replaces these items:

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

    Touchscreen Display

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

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

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

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

    Built-in Bluetooth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Disc+USB+Android Playback

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    iPod/iPhone Integration

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

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

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

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

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

    AM/FM & Pandora Radio

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

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

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

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

    Audio Section

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

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

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

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

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

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

    AV Connections

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

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

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

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

    Remote Control

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

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

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

    42 questions already asked

    Q
    Im trying to purchase this but my lexus climate controls are right over top my radio will this in dash fit my car?
    [ Tyrell  Feb 01, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Jeff  Feb 01, 2016 ]  Staff
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    Would this work with the factory amplifiers? Or would I have to bypass them? 2003 mustang cobra convertible. With Mach stereo.
    [ John  Jan 31, 2016 ]
    1 answer
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    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Feb 01, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    do the rca composite inputs on this stereo support converting digital signal to analog signal? i.e. use an hdmi to rca cable that transmits digital signal to the rca input, the stereo head unit then converts that digital signal to analog for viewing...
    [ Nick  Jan 11, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The RCA inputs on this receiver are expecting analog audio. They will not work with digital audio. We have some receivers with HDMI inputs that might work. You can call an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to see if we have something that can work for you.
    [ Paul  Jan 18, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    does the rear camera automatically come up when switched to reverse?
    [ Nick  Jan 07, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Hello, i got the Sony unit and then sent it back for the Pioneer Avic 5000 - which I enjoy..
    [ JULIA  Jan 07, 2016 ]
    A
    If installed properly
    [ Robert  Jan 07, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes it does.
    [ William  Jan 07, 2016 ]
    A
    not immediately, about a 2 second delay. FM tuner does not pull in stations as good as my factory radio.
    [ JAMES  Jan 07, 2016 ]
    Q
    Is it true that this radio supports MP3 with bit rate of maximum 192 kbps only ?
    [ Tibor  Jan 05, 2016 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Well, we play MP3's through the USB port and it seems to be fine in that mode, but I can't really answer the bit rate question. Overall however we are disappointed with this unit. It has had gremlins from day one and just keeps getting worse. All kinds of little problems like not pairing well with phones, clock keeps resetting, will come on at random times, dash lighting no longer works, etc. I have a JVC in the Acura and it has been flawless. The Sony, not so much.
    [ BRIAN  Jan 09, 2016 ]
    A
    The Sony XAV-68BT supports playback of MP3 audio files from a compatible CD disc or USB device with a bit rate of 48-192 kbps & sampling rate of 32-48 kHz.
    [ Larry  Jan 08, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    There is a buzzing sound that only starts when the radio is blue toothed to my phone and is playing music. The volume doesn't change the volume of the buzzing. The stereo sounds great when it is playing radio but it has that annoying buzz on blue tooth when it is playing music. Is there anyway to fix this? Thank you
    [ tyler  Dec 30, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Dec 30, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will I need a kit for a 2011 Toyota Tundra ?
    [ Markel  Dec 29, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Dec 29, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    I have a 2007 corvette with nav and a bose system stock. Will this head unit fit and what do I need to install it?
    [ Dave3LT  Dec 20, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Kenny  Dec 21, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the clock still show up as 0 instead of 12 if you do 24 hour format?
    [ Dennis  Dec 11, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    yes
    [ David  Dec 13, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does. I was hoping Sony would fix this with a firmware update but nothing so far.
    [ Whites  Dec 11, 2015 ]
    Q
    Will the Sony XAV-68BT fit my Ford Focus 2005 1.6 Tdci ?
    [ DJmisty123  Nov 12, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Nov 13, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you please help me choose between Sony XAV-68BT and JVC KW-V21BT? Thanks!
    [ AKHAN  Oct 14, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Krissy  Oct 14, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Having trouble loading video files from the USB input. Its really slow and very picky with the formats. Ive used the exacted codec from the user manual on p22 but still having issues. Has any one mastered this on the headset?
    [ Tom  Sep 26, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Sep 28, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you change the image in the background with a custom one?
    [ Peter  Sep 13, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Unfortunately no. But it's a really good unit!
    [ Daniel  Sep 14, 2015 ]
    Q
    would it fit in my 2004 volvo s40. it has a factory doublr din radio, are the double din sizes standard?
    [ Sepehr  Aug 20, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Aug 21, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Do the buttons or the face illuminate at night?
    [ j  Aug 03, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes the face is illuminated at night.
    [ JEFF  Aug 07, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes.
    [ Danny  Aug 04, 2015 ]
    A
    The home/display button and the eject button light up. The volume knob does not. Those are the only 3 buttons on the unit that are not on the touchscreen.
    [ Michael  Aug 04, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does an iphone charge when plugged in using a USB cord?
    [ torchfever  Jun 17, 2015 ]
    8 answers
    A
    When plugged in with a USB cord the iPhone indicates that it is being charged. But when you use GPS or play music the battery percentage on the iPhone drops slowly and will not charge the phone. If you use no applications on the iPhone and keep the USB cord plugged in, it charges the phone but barely. On a two hour ride using no applications my iPhone only charged one percent
    [ SAM  Jun 21, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does
    [ ricardo  Jun 19, 2015 ]
    A
    I don't have an iPhone, but I tried my iPad on USB, it did not charge.
    [ Mikel  Jun 19, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, it does charge an iphone when plugged using a USB cord.
    [ Richard  Jun 18, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does
    [ Flemming  Jun 17, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does.
    [ Patrick  Jun 17, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes it does. And an android also.
    [ FRANK EDWARD  Jun 17, 2015 ]
    A
    Our Samsung Galaxy S phones charge, so I would think an iPhone would. The usb port does have power.
    [ Lisa  Jun 17, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can you give me the physical sixe so I can determine whether it will fit my 2011 ISUZU D-MAX?
    [ Warren  Jun 11, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    OK, the full size (not just the screen) is 98 X 173 mm, and the depth should be around 160-165 mm.
    [ Guest  Jun 15, 2015 ]
    A
    It is better to go to crutchfield.com and check at that site if it fits to your car. It`s easier to go this way than pay attention to the sizes.
    [ Guest  Jun 15, 2015 ]
    Q
    Hello I have lost the wiring harness for this..Yes i know stupid. Anyways I've looked on ebay, amazon and cant find a replacement. Do you sell separate wiring harnesses (That aren't marked up on price ridiculously?)
    [ SPENC3E  Jun 04, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Jun 05, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does the unit work well with Spotify on an iPhone? This is the service I use for 90% of my music so I would like to know.
    [ rshacks  Jun 04, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    I've only used Pandora. I think Spotify would probably work as an ipod and would rum but wouldn't be interactive through the unit just through the phone.
    [ Christie  Jun 05, 2015 ]
    A
    It doesn't have a built in Spotify app like it does Pandora. You can however just use the BT setting and stream that way. You can also just use the aux port on the front.
    [ AL  Jun 05, 2015 ]
    A
    I use spotify 90%too - but only by connecting my iPhone 6 via Bluetooth audio. You will be able to skip tracks via the headunit.
    [ john  Jun 05, 2015 ]
    Q
    it says no pre sub outputs, but just wanna make sure. will this radio work with a after market amps?
    [ killerwood  May 31, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes it will. I have an amp hooked up to it and it's works just fine
    [ Michael  Jun 01, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes... Running amp to my four speakers and another to sub.... Downfall... I can't control the fader anymore because of lack of that sub output
    [ James  Jun 01, 2015 ]
    Q
    Hi there, I just bought this deck, installed it any think it's pretty good (definitely entry level though). My question is related to music played from a USB key. I have a SanDisk 32GB 3.0 key. I have tried putting music on it (MP3 files) but for some reason it only shows half or a third of whats actually on the key? What I mean is I put various folders with music in those folders (ie Rock folder with Queen, ACDC, Metallica etc... Dance folder with top 40 music in it and about 15 other folders with music in them) but it only displays a few of the folders when I put it in the deck. I then tried doing it a different way with the same sort of format (folders with music in them) but it does not display all the folders when I connect to the deck. Please help!!!!!
    [ alex  Apr 29, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    A
    I use a USB stick and a SD chip. Both work fine. I almost never pair my android with it. What I have found is that is does not like folders...must be a software glitch or something but when I just load all my mp3's, no folders, it sees em all.
    [ O  May 13, 2015 ]
    A
    Use a smart phone, problem solved ;) I've personally never used a flash drive to listen to music through any of my cars so I'm no help. If it were me I'd find another route.
    [ jonathan  Apr 29, 2015 ]
    A
    Check out pages 22-23 of the manual. It explains the file formats and formatting limitations of RAW data on a USB memory device. The functions are barely worth messing with. VERY limited. My suggestion is to skip thinking you are going to get this to work well for you and use an iPod.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Apr 29, 2015 ]
    Q
    bought this head unit and was wondering how to connect the Audio controls from the steering wheel. I have an Mitsubishi Outlander 2006. Do I need a special connection kit to do this or do I just connect to the block behind the unit?
    [ Jonathan  Apr 18, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Apr 18, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    How dim does the screen get when driving at night? I generally drive with all screens and lights dimmed almost all the way.
    [ pileopilot  Mar 19, 2015 ]
    5 answers
    A
    It is still pretty brite even when it's dimmed all the way. I press the (option) button and it turns the screen pretty dark.
    [ Brian  Mar 21, 2015 ]
    A
    Hello, I have this receiver in my truck,and I also like the lights as dim as possible, not sure what you like but this receiver all the way down is very nice to drive with,plus this receiver is a excellent choice and I couldn't be happier with it,hope this helps
    [ Brandon  Mar 21, 2015 ]
    A
    That is the only complaint I have about this unit. It is bright and I have not found a way to dim it.
    [ HiCountry  Mar 19, 2015 ]
    A
    You have to manually dim it unless you have a light wire in your wiring harness. My truck is a basic model that does not have that wire coming out of the factory harness therefore it does not dim with the lights in the dash. The radio has an auto dim feature but does not work that well in my opinion.
    [ William  Mar 19, 2015 ]
    A
    My personal Opinion, id does not dim a whole lot. The factory nav system in an Escalade didn't dim much either, so I was kind of used to it. Also, the radio is off to my right pretty far, in a full size truck. If you like things really dim, you might want to look into ways to dim it. I do like this head unit. But to me, it's been about the same as the factory radio. A little brighter than I'd like, but, I've driven all night in this truck a few times, and honestly, it didn't bother me....
    [ PATRICK  Mar 19, 2015 ]
    Q
    Can you use your factory microphone with this?
    [ robert  Mar 09, 2015 ]
    7 answers
    A
    If you have "sync" from Ford, you keep the radio controls on the steering wheel but you lose the Phone option and the microphone.
    [ William  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    A
    My car had no factory microphone. I ran supplied mic up left A pillar and attached mic to left ac / heat vent on car.
    [ JULIA  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    A
    My vehicle did not have a factory microphone, but if the plug end on the mic is the same as the one supplied, I would give it a try.
    [ JAMES  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    A
    I installed an of the shelf mic as my auto did not have one already installed. I see no reason why any mic that will plug into the unit's mic input won't work just fine.... I have had no problems with my unit. Hopes this helps.
    [ Richard  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    A
    If you get the right wiring harness that allows you to continue using the steering wheel controls, onstar services for GM vehicles, etc. yes you can.
    [ CHASE  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    A
    No. The connecter will not be the same.
    [ Brian  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Krissy  Mar 10, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit connect to the FM/AM frequency my car gets? It says the factory satellite radio will not work with it. Is this true? Is there a way to get satellite radio with it, if so?
    [ Lyndon  Mar 07, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    that is correct, you will need to purchase the SV tuner. The factory stereo is inbeded in the stock stereo.
    [ Jordan  Mar 11, 2015 ]
    A
    Mine did connect to the factory fm/am frequency but as far as satellite radio I'm not sure cause I did not have that in my truck.i can say this unit has lots of features and I am very pleased with it.
    [ mark  Mar 08, 2015 ]
    Q
    What installion package will I need to buy for a 2005 Volkswagen??
    [ London  Feb 27, 2015 ]
    1 answer
    A
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Mar 02, 2015 ]  Staff
    Q
    When you are streaming Pandora and select the phone menu from the receiver, does the music stop playing right away? And you have to select Pandora from the receiver to start the music again? This is one gripe I have with the previous versions interface. (64bt) I say let the band play til you make the call! :)
    [ BENNY  Feb 23, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I don't use Pandora, sorry.
    [ Richard  Mar 10, 2015 ]
    A
    Hi Benny - I don't know as I don't use pandora...I mainly use the Bluetooth audio interface. My guess is it is as you describe because (except for tuner) anytime I try to access the phone via the menu the music stops. - j
    [ john  Feb 24, 2015 ]
    Q
    What bluetooth protocols does it have? Also does it pull in the phone book contacts from an Android phone? (I have a smasung s4) Does it have a built in mic?
    [ n  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    4 answers
    A
    I'm not tech savvy enough to answer the exact blue tooth protocols question, but I can't say enough about how awesome Crutchfield's customer service is - if you call, you'll get a person (who speaks English!) and can definitely answer that. I bought this radio for my husband's truck as a Christmas present and he absolutely loves it. He has a samsung S4 active and he did say that the way it pulled the contacts in was a little goofy, so he just dials from the phone. I don't believe there is a built in mic, just the separate wired one, which he has clipped to his visor. The bluetooth calling works great, but I've noticed that the mic seems to pick up the caller's voice coming through the speakers - so basically, when I'm talking to him, I hear my own voice echoed back to me.
    [ MARIA R  Feb 09, 2015 ]
    A
    It does not have a built-in mic. I was able to attach the mic to the mirror and hide the wire in the trim of the windshield and door- it works well.
    [ MeDynn  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    A
    You can use either IPad or Android. The phone contacts transferred to the radio With no issues. The Mic is not built in, but it is included in the radio and provides clear communication.
    [ JAMES E  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    A
    You can use either IPad or Android. The phone contacts transferred to the radio With no issues. The Mic is not built in, but it is included in the radio and provides clear communication.
    [ JAMES E  Feb 08, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does the radio face comes on and off ?
    [ Alicia  Feb 05, 2015 ]
    8 answers
    A
    nope.
    [ David  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    A
    Nope, unfortunately it's not detachable.
    [ Daniel  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    A
    face does not come off. All one unit
    [ dwain  Feb 06, 2015 ]
    A
    no can not remove faceplate
    [ tracy  Feb 05, 2015 ]
    A
    Nope however if done well it can look fairly stock like.
    [ Bradley  Feb 05, 2015 ]
    A
    LOL! No
    [ jonathan  Feb 05, 2015 ]
    A
    Nope
    [ James  Feb 05, 2015 ]
    A
    No it does not.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Feb 05, 2015 ]
    Q
    I have a Android phone. Is it possible to use USB with my phone and stereo? Also will this stereo use the screen of the phone like when AT&T Nav is in use?
    [ Eric  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Any phone or device works in the usb. The screen does not display anything from your phone. Only during a bluetooth connection your phone will have hands free control of phone functions. It will display call info, phonebook, and music info when streaming bluetoorh from you device. Will do voice commands also. But device must be paired and connected. The background screen is what will always be on the display. It will do mapquest or navigation turm by turn directions through the speakers but no map display.
    [ brian  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    A
    It's designed to work with an ipod or iphone. I tried hooking up my Samsung S-4 via USB but it wouldn't bring up anything. Although the manual says it will work with USB devices including compatible Android phones and media players if it's set up right. It does great playing audio via bluetooth, which I have done with the S-4. I don't think you can display a phone screen on it. Couldn't find anything in the manual about it.
    [ Mikel  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    A
    Eric: As far as using the USB with your phone and stereo, basically yes. You have a screen menu where you can select which input device you want to play. The USB can be a cable connection from you phone or a stand-alone jump (thumb) drive, doesn't matter. As far as the navigation is concern I am not sure, but I kind of doubt it. When playing music from my Android the Sony screen is the only thing on the receiver, so it is not displaying my phone screen when playing music from the phone, so I doubt there is a video link. Brian
    [ BRIAN  Jan 27, 2015 ]
    A
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and the usb will connect the phone to the stereo so you can play music, the bluetooth connection will also allow you to play music and, of course, answer the phone. As for the phone screen to be displayed on the stereo, I don't know - I have not tried that.
    [ Flemming  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    A
    In my case (Casio G`z One - Android OS) it didn`t work. It works with Aux input though nothing is displaying on the Sony XAV-68BT`s screen from phone screen.
    [ Guest  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    Q
    Has anyone installed one of these in a 2012 Toyota Tundra? If so-how does it sound with the standard speakers = basic radio package. Also - how hard was the install??
    [ John  Jan 25, 2015 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Thanks.
    [ John  Feb 09, 2015 ]
    A
    Mine was a sonata. Sounds good with regular speakers. Not to bad to install. One gotcha for the stearing wheel controlls even though i got the steering wheel package you have to program parts of it through the radio options.
    [ David  Feb 07, 2015 ]
    A
    I am not a radio aficionado, but to me it sounds fine. My son did the install and this is his take on that: The installation was fairly straightforward, several pieces of the dashboard had to be taken out in order to remove and replace the stock radio. I installed the microphone for the Bluetooth phone connection in the overhead console where the stock mic on higher end models would go. This involved removing the passenger side A pillar housing, and the overhead console. I made sure to route the wires behind the airbag, and I also took the glove box out to more easily route the wires from the head unit to the A pillar. Nothing was really anymore complicated than any other install that I've done. It took probably 4 hours, but I was also installing a backup camera, and had to do some extra work to get power and signal wires to the license plate.
    [ Jerri  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    A
    I have NOT put it in a Tundra. I put mine in a 2004 Escalade. It sounds GREAT in the Escalade. Plays nice with the somewhat odd factory amps and factory antenna arrangement. The install is not "easy". Wiring the Gateway to the Head unit is a project. You will have both sets of instructions open to the technical portion, and you have to wire them together. A lot of it will be color for color, but not all of it, so you will want to make sure, and go one at a time, and make sure you're wiring front left speaker on the head unit to front left speaker on the gateway, and so on.... Also, my mount came with instructions, which were extremely vague, but I did find a much better instruction PDF on the internet, which cleared things up.... Also, when you get this whole gateway and head unit deal put together, jamming it all into the dash, was difficult for me. Even in a full size truck, where you'd think you have plenty of room, you have to get very creative to jam all these wires and this gateway in there.... I have no idea how people do this in small cars.... I really like the head unit, and feel I made the right decision to buy it. It is exactly what I wanted... I guess you have to assess your abilities. If you don't feel you can do it, you could easily take all the stuff you get from Crutchfield to a professional installer, and let them do it....
    [ PATRICK  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    A
    I just installed one of these in my 2005 Ford F150, sounds great with the factory setup, night and day difference from the stock stereo. Another great feature is that it has customizable and pre-set equalizer to fit anyone's listening needs. Ease of installation was easy, Crutchfield gives you all the required wiring diagrams and harness's that you need to go with it. You do have to do some wiring which consists of hooking the receiver harness to the specified vehicle adapter harness that comes with the order. It is pretty much color coded and there is a diagram. I also went ahead and purchased a back-up camera also to install with this unit and it works great. It was a little more difficult to hook up the rearview camera since it had to be connected to the rear light wire in the dash. Crutchfield technical support was a great help when I called them, told me exactly where to look and what color wire it was. I would highly recommend this for the price and quality. Bluetooth works great.
    [ christopher  Jan 26, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does the new IPhone 6 work with this receiver? Bluetooth and wireless music?
    [ Andrew  Jan 19, 2015 ]
    11 answers
    A
    It works great. I bought my iPhone 6 after my unit has been installed. Pairing was so simple and seconds later I was on the road enjoying my iP 6 music. I really recommend this device.
    [ Rafael  Jan 21, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, I've paired it with a 6 Plus and it's worked for bluetooth and streaming music. However, it only works when you're on the Bluetooth Audio setting, not the specific Pandora setting. You can only use the Pandora interface when you're plugged into the car. This is an annoying problem specific to iPhones, you can only stream Pandora through the Pandora screen with Android phones.
    [ Catherine  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    A
    We do not have the iPhone 6, but we do have the iPhone 5c and 5s and they have both worked flawlessly using Bluetooth and direct connection methods. I suspect the iPhone 6 will work also.
    [ Timothy  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, the iPhone 6 and 6+ does work with the device. The Bluetooth works with phone calls, music and your address book, although there are some problems with the device properly displaying names in your address book.
    [ Jeremiah  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. I am using my 6 with it. Paired up easily and have had no problems.
    [ MATTHEW  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    A
    The I phone 6 does work well with the Sony xav as does the I phone 5 what I have noticed with the 5 is I get interruptions in signals with Bluetooth so I tend to use the usb
    [ tom  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    A
    Andrew: This receiver works just great with my iPhone 6. You can easily control the phone with the Sony touchpad screen or your phone. I have the 128 GB iPhone 6 with most of my music collection on the phone. It sounds great through this receiver using either Bluetooth or when wired directly into the USB port.
    [ Michael  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    A
    Sorry man. Disregard my last comment. I traded it in for a pioneer avic 5000. Much nicer system
    [ JULIA  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes. You might have update the firmware on the receiver to use apple play. Nav is nice also.
    [ JULIA  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    A
    My phone is a iPhone 5 and it works great for music and cell phone calls. My daughters iPhone 5s works good with it as well. It shouldn't matter what model the phone is as blue tooth is an open standard. Hope that help. Been happy with this over all.
    [ Tracie  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    A
    Under details it lists Ipod Compatibility as: iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G Not quite sure about the bluetooth/wireless however
    [ John  Jan 20, 2015 ]
    Q
    I'd like to know if there is anyway to make this Radio detachable?
    [ Igor  Jan 15, 2015 ]
    9 answers
    A
    No, I haven't seen any possible way to do so. The entire radio is one unit.
    [ Angel  Jan 24, 2015 ]
    A
    I don't think so. The face does not come off of it, and the only way to "detach" it would be to remove the entire unit.
    [ Robert  Jan 19, 2015 ]
    A
    Igor P Sorry I don't think so. There are several hook ups on the radio chassie. This has been a really great unit for me.
    [ MARK  Jan 19, 2015 ]
    A
    No, it really is a big box that fits I. The dashboard. It is screwed into your supporting structure of the instrument panel.
    [ Michael  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    A
    No! One piece head unit.
    [ Jason  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    A
    No there's not
    [ Christie  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    A
    Nope, Once its in its in!
    [ AL  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    A
    I don't think so man
    [ Chris  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    A
    I don't think so - unless you craft something custom.
    [ john  Jan 18, 2015 ]
    Q
    I currently have a Samsung Note 4. How easy is it to play music from that sort of phone to this radio? Can I see my playlists and everything on the radio? And would it work for USB?
    [ Anthony  Dec 31, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Can you change the background to a pic I choose? If so, how?
    [ Merrell  Jan 30, 2015 ]
    A
    First download the Clarion App on to your phone, then connect it to the Clarion unit using the USB port. Every feature of your phone will be available, the App is free.
    [ CARLOS DEL  Jan 09, 2015 ]
    A
    It works very well with my iPhone 6. I use Siri to voice control my playlists while I'm in my vehicle so I have no need to access my playlists. This is a blue tooth enabled device so you won't have any issues playing music. If you would like it has a USB and AUX inputs. For the money you spend on a upgraded sound system from a dealer you could get a home theater system and a car audio system that will blow a stock system away and still have money to spare.
    [ jonathan  Jan 02, 2015 ]
    Q
    Does the DVD player work while driving or just in park?
    [ Anthony  Dec 26, 2014 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Does this unit have a video cable for a additional monitor
    [ steve  Jan 23, 2015 ]
    A
    I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: We do not have information on playing videos while the vehicle is in motion as it is illegal in almost every state. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Dec 27, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Hello, Ive read that this head unit goes into annoying flashing light mode, flashes Sony on the screen lights flicker etc. Is this true? Is there a way to disable it? Thanks!
    [ Toddyrr  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    9 answers
    A
    I have not experienced any annoying light mode that you describe. The only thing that annoyed me at first was the demo mode that I disabled in the settings. I also had to find the setting to lower the background lighting when the headlights are on. My other complaint is the way it handles the phone book from my phone, it displays last name first instead of first name first like my phone is setup. Also there is no label next to the phone number when there is more than one number for the single entry. It also does not appear to store the phone book. The phone quality is good. I have not tried to figure out the above problems, just thought that is the way it works. I did not purchase it for the phone use, I purchased it for my backup camera and an upgrade from stock. Pandora works well and my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S4.
    [ Troy  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    A
    That has not happened to me. When playing Pandora overtime the song changes the screen goes black for about 1/2 a second. There is a demo mode that you can turn off. If you don't turn off the demo mode it displays advertisements for the head unit.
    [ Brian  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    A
    I have not had any problems at all, but I have mine wired correctly. I think this is a great head unit so far.
    [ MARK  Nov 26, 2014 ]
    A
    That hasn't happened. I've only had it installed about a month though.
    [ Tracie  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    A
    I haven't noticed anything like that? It flashes the Sony logo on boot (when the car starts) but after that, no, haven't seen anything of the sort. I've been very happy with it so far, no complaints.
    [ JUSTIN WILLIAM  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    A
    It did do something like that initially but it was the demo screen which you can just turn off in the settings.
    [ dave  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    A
    There is a "demo" screen that will appear after a while of non-use. But, there is a setting to disable this "demo" screen. I disabled it right away.
    [ Thomas  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    A
    It has a welcome Sony screen that does scroll thru different pics. This is easily disabled in the tools menu.
    [ William  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    A
    I installed the Sony unit and was disappointed with the functionality and screen. I sent it back for a Pioneer AVIC 5000. The Pioneer is a nicer unit.
    [ JULIA  Nov 25, 2014 ]
    Q
    Hey there. im looking for a radio like this, but would like it to be able to connect to my phone wireless...as in my Iphone, but would like it compatible with an android as well. Is there hope?
    [ Coatl  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    9 answers
    A
    You can connect anything to it via usb chord.
    [ Christie  Nov 14, 2014 ]
    A
    As long as your android has a Bluetooth function then yes. It for sure works with my iPhone 5s and I love how easy it is to connect.
    [ Sally  Nov 12, 2014 ]
    A
    My Android phone works fine with this Radio
    [ William  Nov 12, 2014 ]
    A
    Not sure how much wireless stuff you will be able to do but normal things like Pandora you can Bluetooth. Hope this info helps.
    [ mark  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes, you shouldn't have any problems connecting both over Bluetooth. I have used both an iPhone and Android with this radio.
    [ AL  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    A
    It does connect through Bluetooth, so it should connect that way with an iPhone or Android phone. Otherwise, it would need a USB cable or an Aux cable.
    [ Robert  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    A
    No wireless for iPhone.
    [ Dan  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    A
    yes it does connect to android wirelessly with Bluetooth for phone calls, Pandora, and music on the phone. I've had mine for almost 2 months now and love it. It makes driving a whole lot easier and safer in my opinion.
    [ KAYLEIGH  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    A
    I'm able to connect my iPhone with Bluetooth- that way I can stream audio and make calls - doesn't android have the same option?
    [ john  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    Q
    Can you turn on the back up camera while driving down the road?
    [ Matt30188  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    7 answers
    A
    Installer can't figure out Rear Camera from new 2015 Toy Taco, got everything else to work. Is there a trick to it or ??
    [ Keith  Mar 01, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes you can, based on how you wire the camera. If the camera gets its power from acc then you can view it whenever. If it is powered from reverse light, then it only vines on when in reverse.
    [ jjcentral  Nov 15, 2014 ]
    A
    I tried but no. My camera is wired into the reverse circuit so it only powers up when my truck is in reverse.
    [ Michael  Nov 03, 2014 ]
    A
    Camera is automatically activated when in reverse gear. There is no manual on and off switch
    [ Gene  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    A
    I don't know. I have not installed a backup camera yet
    [ Isaiah  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    A
    Yes you can
    [ Whites  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    A
    Yep sure can. Just hit the camera option in the visual main menu bar. I have used it to double check if people are tailgating me or just to get a better at a glance perspective of traffic patterns behind me.
    [ CHRISTOPHER  Oct 28, 2014 ]
    Q
    Will it show my album art through a bluetooth audio connection like my iphone does?
    [ Yosiff  Oct 09, 2014 ]
    6 answers
    A
    Sorry for the delay. I usually have my iPhone 5S connected through a USB connection, but I do not see album artwork on the radio itself. I would assume that it does not show it with a BT connection either. I have a mount that I keep my iPhone on and I can see the artwork on the phone.
    [ Robert  Oct 24, 2014 ]
    A
    Thanks guys! I was hoping to switch to android but it looks like that still doesn't work right. I have a 62BT but it only works right with an apple.
    [ Yosiff  Oct 10, 2014 ]
    A
    No, however it shows the artist name, album, and song.
    [ Jonathan  Oct 10, 2014 ]
    A
    Album art only shows via lightening cable. Just the song info shows with Bluetooth connection.
    [ Edward  Oct 10, 2014 ]
    A
    No, just the blue background screen you see there.
    [ Michael  Oct 10, 2014 ]
    A
    I know it shows album art when playing Pandora through a Bluetooth connection.Hope this helps
    [ mark  Oct 10, 2014 ]
    Q
    Is there s USB port and auxiliary plug in?
    [ Thanks  Sep 10, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes. This receiver does have both a USB port and an auxiliary (3.5 mini jack) plug in.
    [ Jeff  Sep 11, 2014 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can I add navigation to this unit; either by purchasing a part or using my cell phone navigation?
    [ Thanks  Sep 10, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    No
    [ Danny  Aug 04, 2015 ]
    A
    I have only used navigation on my phone a few time with the unit and I have not been able to stream video from my phone to unit.
    [ KAYLEIGH  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    A
    it does not look like you can stream video at this point to this unit. Although I have not tried to setup a phone navigation from my phone to the unit.
    [ ERIK  Sep 14, 2014 ]
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