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Sony built their XAV-62BT DVD receiver to serve as your mobile A/V center, with a high-resolution 6.1" touchscreen that offers outstanding video performance and great system control. This versatile receiver allows you to make hands-free phone calls and stream music from compatible devices, and you can connect a variety of music and A/V devices through its USB and auxiliary inputs.

Sony built their XAV-62BT DVD receiver to serve as your mobile A/V center, with a high-resolution 6.1" touchscreen that offers outstanding video performance and great system control. This versatile receiver allows you to make hands-free phone calls and stream music from compatible devices, and you can connect a variety of music and A/V devices through its USB and auxiliary inputs.

Bluetooth® safety and convenience
Once you pair up with the receiver, you'll no longer have to fumble for your phone when a call comes in. With a tap of your finger, the music shuts off, allowing you to talk without interruption as you keep your attention on your driving. And as an added bonus, you can stream music from any compatible Bluetooth device, too.

Music to match your mood
Sony's SensMe™ technology makes finding music fun and interesting. You simply load the supplied software on your Windows PC or laptop, then use it to analyze and group your stored music. When you're back in the car, just plug in your iPod® or other USB memory device, and you'll be able to choose music based on mood, time of day, music type, or even your driving type.

A/V options
You can plug your iPod® into the USB input for direct control and playback of audio files, plus you can add Sony's optional RC-202IPV cable for playback of your iPod video content. Slide a DVD into the front slot to enjoy movies or videos when you're parked, or insert a CD or DVD loaded with MP3, WMA, or AAC music files for hours of audio entertainment.

Sony sound quality
Factory radios are often lacking in clarity and power — no such problem with this Sony. Its powerful amp combines with advanced circuitry to make your discs and digital music files sound their best. You can adjust the EQ7 7-band equalizer to optimize the acoustics in your vehicle, or use the built-in digital signal processing to enhance the sound of compressed music files.

Sony's Advanced Sound Engine (ASE) brings your DVD's multi-channel soundtrack to life in your vehicle. The Intelligent Time Alignment system creates perfectly balanced sound, while the Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) creates a virtual center channel for a true-to-life 5.1 listening experience.

Add on and enjoy
For more listening options, add a Sony HD Radio™ tuner or satellite radio. If you're putting together a heavyweight system with external amps, you'll appreciate the multiple preamp outputs and built-in high- and low-pass filters.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use this adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Sony stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Sony, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

Note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Audio features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Hands-on Research for full capabilities)
    • Sony SensMe technology organizes your music (external computer required for setup)
    • EQ7 7-band equalizer
    • Dolby® Digital playback
    • Advanced Sound Engine (ASE) features Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA), plus Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) for a virtual center channel
    • high- and low-pass filters for preamp outputs
    • iPod control: optional Sony RC-202IPV cable required for full access to audio/video content
    • compatible with Sony HD Radio tuner and satellite radio
    • inputs: front USB input, two A/V inputs (front and rear), rear-view camera input
    • outputs: rear video, 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other information:



    What's in the Box:

    • DD in-dash multimedia headunit with integrated 6.1" monitor (10A ATC fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone (with attached 13' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • Visor clip
    • Two-sided tape
    • 8 Mounting screws
    • Content Transfer/SensMe Setup CD-ROM
    • Operating Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Installation/Connections booklet (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Limited Warranty sheet

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    Sony XAV-62BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (26 Reviews)


    heyz from Madison, WI on 3/12/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit replaced a cheap aftermarket CD/Radio that was installed when we purchased our used Honda Odyssey, and I'm using the stock speakers. Figured if I was gonna spend the money, might as well get a DVD player (kids), but most importantly wanted good connectivity with our iPhones. Note: I have no affiliation with Sony whatsoever. I'm just a consumer who has had very good luck with their products over the years. That said, I am a former audio geek, but I'm just not gonna spend serious money on a car stereo at this point in my life. I've always found Sony gear to be decent enough sounding, but really terrific sounding for the money. This unit is no exception. Surprising amount of guts to the little amp, driving these relatively inefficient stock speakers. Honestly gets pretty loud, and the amp hangs in there with the bottom end decently at higher volumes. This unit has a 7-band EQ, which makes all the difference to me (and no, it wasn't necessarily a 'smiley face' EQ). The preset EQ positions are probably more than most people will need or want to mess with, anyway. I like the interface; easy learning curve. Screen is bright, sharp enough, and the UI on the touchscreen is driver friendly...horsey enough buttons to ensure driving safety. Overall, I love this unit, absolutely no regrets. Hopefully it'll be as trouble free as previous Sony product has been. I just bought an Alpine unit for another car, and unfortunately it may be exchanged.

    Pros: Easy and very reliable Bluetooth connectivity with our iPhones (3GS and 4). Comes with wired microphone...important, if you plan on using this to make calls, which we do very frequently. Excellent hands free phone, overall. Easy connection with Crutchfield wiring harness. Decent amp. 7-band EQ. Easy user interface.

    Cons: None thus far.


    BASSLEGION from LAS VEGAS,NV on 2/11/2012

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



    Cons: NONE...

    She Loves IT!

    TheronB from DFW, Texas on 2/10/2012

    2004 Lexus GS300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Got this for my wife and she loves it!



    Sony XAV-62BT

    Diane from Mission Viejo, CA on 2/9/2012

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

    I am really enjoying the radio and Bluetooth. Pretty easy to use and good sound on the Bluetooth. Makes my 11 year old car "a classic".


    Cons: Finger prints and sometimes I have to hit the stations a couple of times before it connects.

    Great product

    Derek from Florida on 2/2/2012

    2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great radio. i bought it for my fathers 2000 f350 who just got his first smart phone and isnt at all tech savy. He loves it its very easy to use. Iphones work perfect on it. Had it installed in less than 30 min. As always crutchfield sends all the right adapters. Ive bought 10+ complete audio systems thru them and will never go anywhere else. You definatly get your moneys worth with crutchfield. NEVER any shipping or technical problems.

    Pros: Smart phone compatible and high quality big screen


    Great Radio

    me from nj on 2/2/2012

    2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    nice need for xm when a ipod or a thumb drive or android phone will do.easy install

    Pros: bluetooth for phone very clear. many ways to listen to music.

    Cons: touch screen a little slow and few colors,but i knew that going in.

    My wife loves it!

    BobC from Huntsville, AL on 1/31/2012

    2007 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This has been a great replacement for the factory stereo. The stock 2007 Hyundai Sonata stereo did not even have an "aux" jack, so we chose this stereo for its ease of use with the iPhone. The iPhone interface works pretty well and sound quality is good.

    Pros: USB iPhone interface, bluetooth.

    Cons: There's not an easy "off" switch.

    My wife loves it!!!

    Anonymous from Georgia on 1/29/2012

    2004 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit for my wife's truck. She loves this unit. She wanted the Blue tooth and the satellite radio, now she has both.

    Pros: Quality unit with great sound

    Cons: None

    Sony XAV-62BT

    Tony from West Palm Beach, Fl on 1/29/2012

    2003 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought the unit because of the of the Sony name but I was not impresss, the unit sound great but no GRAPHICS, while playing there's nothing on the screen that would catch the eyes. Bluethooth works well. This was my first time instaliing a car radio and it was a brise with the instruction on the master sheet

    Pros: Great Sounding unit, bluetooth is great

    Cons: no graphics, no remote for a $500 unit is cheap

    amazing bluetooth

    Anonymous from salem, oregon on 1/27/2012

    2001 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was most concerned about the quality of the bluetooth and could not have picked a better unit for this. Other then very basic graphics this is a great unit.

    Pros: Bluetooth, ease of use, overall quality

    Cons: graphics

    Sony XAV-62BT

    JeffHawaii from Hawaii on 1/25/2012

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

    Nice looking unit is packed with features. The amp is strong and would likely sound better with separates for speakers instead of the coaxials I have. I made a good choice with this unit.

    Pros: * Good looking, clean design * Strong power * Good sound quality * Plethora of ports for connection * Feature packed * Sub and crossover well designed

    Cons: * Slow menu (the smooth button transitions take too long) * Click stream on the menus are often 2-4 clicks to get where you want to go

    Not as bad as other reviews make it seem

    ExPioneerFan from Harrisburg, PA on 1/4/2012

    2000 Toyota Celica GTS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I spent a lot of time researching different units on Crutchfield and read a ton of reviews for many brands. I finally ended up going with this unit despite some very negative reviews. For the price, I am satisfied so far with this headunit. The bluetooth works flawlessly with my Android phone, both hands free and streaming, which was the primary reason I didn't go with a competitor's model that included a bluetooth dongle adapter instead of being fully integrated. The touch interface does have some lag, but it's not near as bad as others make it seem. At most, you may have to wait 1 sec for it to catch up. It is also not nearly as complicated to find settings menus as others have stated. 15 minutes of hands on usage and you will find every function you need. I do not own any apple products so cannot comment on ease of use with those devices. But unlike some competitors, such as Pioneer, you do not need to own an apple product to make use of all of this units features. All song info and album art works great with regular mp3s files on a usb thumb drive. The main downside in my opinion is the limited mp3 bitrate compatibility.

    Pros: Hands free bluetooth works great. Sound is good, definitely better than any stock unit. DVD video playback is very good. This unit is also one of the rare few that will display all mp3 ID tag information even if it is not coming from an iCrap product. All album art and track info displays perfectly from thumb drive storage, as it should be! I also like the front USB for easy thumb drive access (no apple products here so I don't have to worry about cables hanging out of the front)

    Cons: Manual states it only supports playback of mp3s that are 192kbps or less in bitrate. It is very annoying to have to reconvert each mp3 before copying to the thumb drive. mp3 file playback sounds decent though even at average conversion quality. Also, every time it powers on it brings up the "do not touch screen while driving" warning message. Very annoying and cannot be disabled. No remote either.

    Great except for Sirius

    DarenS from Clovis, CA on 12/28/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a pretty good deck. The interface is easy to use, and installation was pretty easy and straightforward. (Except for the fact that Crutchfield sent me the wrong harness for my 03 Expedition.) It works great with the backup camera, except that the Boyo I got from Crutchfield was defective. Replaced it with an Audiovox from another retailer that was easier to install and worked without a hitch. Installing the camera was a huge PIA between having to splice into the reverse signal and wiring the camera itself into power at the reverse light, but I made it happen. Again did not help that Crutchfield had the wrong color wire in the instructions for my 03 Expedition. This deck works great with my iphone. Even playing music through bluetooth, you get full artist/song/album info, both with ipod and Pandora. Sirius on the other hand, SUCKS. Only 8 characters and you have to toggle between song, artist, channel, etc. It just doesn't make sense -- it's 2011, why would Sony do such a huge FAIL with Sirius? Anyway, better than no Sirius at all, and the great Pandora via Bluetooth makes up for it.

    Pros: Easy to use interface, works great with bluetooth and Pandora on iphone.

    Cons: The Sirius display is the worst I have ever seen. You get this huge screen, yet it only shows 8 characters. And you have to toggle between channel, artist, song, etc. This doesn't make any sense at all, when you get an amazing amount of info from an iphone, using either ipod music or pandora.

    Very Nice!!!

    John H from Staten Island, NY on 12/26/2011

    2004 Nissan Pathfinder SE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    What a really nice unit. The picture quality is amazing, I really didn't expect it to be this clear & vivid, especially for the price. The sound quality is great also. But Sony, as usual, really delivers. My whole system is only sony (Amps, subs, speakers). The only thing I didn't like was the response from the touch screen, but I guess that takes some getting used to. I wish that it had a detachable face tho, I get kinda nervous sometimes especially living in NYC. Haven't finished setting up the Sense Me yet but it sounds cool, I'm sure it will be an interesting feature. I would definately recommend this product.

    Pros: Excellent picture quality, good sound quality, price, just looks really cool.

    Cons: No detachable face, response from touch screen a little slow & unreliable at times

    A receiver for Android lovers

    James from Atlanta,Ga on 12/10/2011

    This is a nice unit in appearance and sound clarity, a major upgrade from my factory headunit. this could be considered a good starter unit for first time users. I have used Sony back in the day, so i tried it again.

    Pros: I going to make this short and to the point. The picture quality is amazing and the sound quality has brighten up my speakers (polk audio components and 6x9's) tremendously. Crutchfield has the best staff when it comes to being patient and informative.

    Cons: As far as my iphone goes, Sony needs to finish working out the kinks and connectivity. My friends HTC work with no flaws so i sold him the unit. This a positive unit for android lovers - I will getting the pioneer 4300 (made for the iphone lol)

    Very Pleased in Dallas!

    T. Wright from Dallas, TX on 11/19/2011

    I Love this product. Going from CDX GT300 to The XAV-62BT was an upgrade. Dragging to ffwd or rev is another amazing feature.

    Pros: The Bluetooth is incredible. DVD clairty and sound are sweet! SensMe lil sensitive but is amazing with grouping music according to multiple moods, styles, times, and types. Happy, Sad, Fast, Slow.. The options are endless. Each speaker, plus sub has individual volume control but at the same time offers 5.1 listening! Independent Source control allows you to listen to different Sources using a different EQ7 on each. Fits perfect with no modifications! Works with my RM X151 remote.

    Cons: NO remote!!!!! Visualization options are very limited and not attrractive. Wait time for SensMe lil long. Cant get phonebook to download although music and phone calls using Bluetooth are great! SONY neglects to mention their WALKMAN but insists on advertising IPod???? My SONY WALKMAN is totally compatible.

    Followups to full review

    RFinTN from West TN on 11/18/2011

    1) SensMe does work, but it is NOT compatible with iPod. You can't use this function with the song list on an iPod, but it will indeed wirk with songs on a USB stick 2) The station jumping when the vehicle was turned off was due to a glitch with the steering wheel interface controller . . . . not a proble with the Sony head unit. It still does not change my overall opinion of the unit which has since been sent back to Crutchfield, and exchanged for the equivalent JVC Arsenal model.



    Could be better (can it be future flash upgraded?)

    RFinTN from West TN on 11/7/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Crutchfield has been AWESOME, but I suspect I'm going to have to take them up on their returns policy. The XAV-62BT is nice, but man I've had some problems. The screen clarity & DVD performance is great. The Bluetooth functionality and clarity is incredible. Now here is the laundry list of problems I've experienced: - There are only 2 graphical visualizations during music playback, and they both stink. - User can't upload any pics to use as custom backgrounds. - SensMe function doesn't work AT ALL. I've tried multiple times with my iPod, both with just the regular iPod music, and with a second copy of every single song transferred with Sony's PC software. Simply will not work. - iPod control doesn't work well. I can't shuffle the songs, and it always defaults to the first song of the first album alphabetically in my 1,200 song playlist. - Radio presets jump when I turn off the truck. If I'm listening to station 1 on FM1, it jumps to some random preset on FM3 when the ignition is turned off. - TOUCHscreen is TOUCHy. Usually have to hit it several times for a certain function to register. And even when it does take, there is a long processing pause while the unit catches up with the button push. This product has TONS of potential, but it's almost like Sony didn't even put it through a QC process in the lab. Either that or their inside engineers have simply never played with a high end car audio system.

    Pros: Flawless Bluetooth connectivity Clear BT phone connection BT audio streaming Nice DVD playback quality

    Cons: User interface laggy Lack of visualizations iPod control (or lack thereof)

    Nice performance, interface stinks

    DaveM from EDH CA on 10/5/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All the wires were intimidating but Crutchfield did a great job helping me thru it. Still trying to get the steering controls to work but should be able to get it figured out. Pros: BT for phone and A2DP work very well and produce clear sound quality. Nice options available e.g. BT, DVD, Satelite radio, HD radio, etc. Cons: The interface is what you have to deal with day in and day out and will make or break a system. Sony should be ashamed of themselves for putting out a system with such a poor interface. BT shows no metadata and the iPhone connection only shows a connecting message. Satelite radio only shows 8 characters making selecting channels and seeing what's playing impossible. My old $50 Sirius add-on was better than this and showed multiple lines of metadata. Same with radio. What a waste of such a nice screen. I would trade it back in if I hadn't already paid the transfer fee to Sirius.



    Great, love Bluetooth

    Graham S from Baltimore, MD on 9/16/2011

    2008 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So I bought the Kenwood DDX418 and the bluetooth was awful. Crutchfield is SO GREAT that they let me return the Kenwood and I bought this Sony 62BT and LOVE it. The bluetooth is perfect. The users on the other end say it is crystal clear, which was the main complaint of the Kenwood, no one could hear me. Like other reviews, the screen is a little slow, but it's not too bad. The music streaming from bluetooth is good. I have not explored all the features but I have to stress that the bluetooth handsfree is great. I downloaded my phonebook from my DROIDx with no problems.



    Good for Price

    DDPN from Cullman, AL on 7/26/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good unit but can't get my contacts to download to it. It plays my music from my phone no problem which is what I bought it for.



    Bluetooth is great with my HTC Android

    Mike from MS on 7/15/2011

    Love the deck overall, but am a bit disappointed with the sluggishness and graphics on the screen menus...they look old. However, what I really got this for is it's unparalleled bluetooth ability. Call quality and it's ability to stream music from my rooted HTC Thunderbolt from SD card, Amazon Cloud and Pandora are unrivaled. That's why I settled on this one! IT has loads of other features I'll probably get to some day, but for me this was it.



    Terrific Receiver

    Steve from Atlanta, GA on 6/29/2011

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pros: Terrific screen, easy controls (very pleased this deck has a manual volume dial over the touch/buttons of others), front usb, easy BT setup (streaming audio through both smartphone and iPad), microphone is very clear. Cons: The Sirius interface is poor (I purchased and installed the Sirius unit but was displeased with the screen display of only a few characters, so i returned it and use my old dock-n-play through the rear a/v input). Overall the input is terrific and am very pleased with my selection over the other available brands.



    cats pajamas

    doubledd from tenn on 4/26/2011

    2003 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    so far this is an amazing piece of tech! touch screen works great, good menu layout, and lots of cool features. works great streaming my phones bluetooth music and calls are clear on both ends with the handsfree. would recommend



    Awesome Unit

    EngineerM from Birmingham, Al on 4/18/2011

    2002 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pros: Easy installation with crutchfield supplied extras. Excellent video, fast read on usb drives, bluetooth worked with older phone with out issue. Cons: Touch screen can be sluggish when using on screen controls but moves gracefully between menus without a hitch. I recomend amp even though the unit boosts a 50Wx 4, couldn't find the rms on it but I think its kinda low. This unit replaced my factory unit which was standard in the 2002 Altima that could really bounce my mirrors but lacked any features Overall the unit is a great buy and offers tons of sound imagining options. .



    Great Product!!!

    Bad Robot from San Dieg, CA on 4/15/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I exchanged a Kenwood DDX418 for this unit and I was not disappointed. I loved the Kenwood but wanted to add Sirius (the DDX418 does not support Sirius/XM). The menu takes a bit of getting used to but is really very simple. The iPod interface works just as good as the Kenwood but looks more like an iPod (a point in Sony's favor). Video looks amazing (both iPod and DVD video). I love the front panel USB/iPod connection. The menu is a sort of mono-chromatic but it looks better than the Mygig radio that came with my 2011 Dodge Nitro. The day/night option is really cool (changes background from day time white to night time black when you turn your lights on). The only things that could be better would be more characters/lines of text for Sirius (has lots of room, currently limited to 1 line, 10 characters max but it does scroll) and maybe 4 volt preamp outputs. There are A LOT of sound shaping options (7 band EQ, individual speaker time delay, virtual center channel processing, etc...). The sound is fantastic even with my stock Infinity speakers. I think most people will be very satisfied with this product.




    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Front AV
    Audio/video Input 2
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready Sirius
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone Phone4S/Phon4/Phone3GS/Phone3G
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 17 watts
    Peak Output 52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 10 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod Connectivity
    Built-in Bluetooth
    AV Connection
    Remote Control

    General Features

    2-DIN Chassis: The Sony XAV-62BT 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. The unit does not come with a mounting sleeve to Euro-mount the radio.

    Note: As always, please consult theCrutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    6.1" WVGA Touchscreen Display: The Sony XAV-62BT features a fixed 6.1" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touch screen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.

    Background Adjustments: You can select the screen theme, visualizer, and picture brightness (Day/Night/Auto) for the unit's background screen according  to your preference.

    Note:The Auto Brightness function will dim this unit's display automatically when the vehicle light switch is turned On when you connect orange/white Illumination wire of this player's harness.

    Picture EQ: You can select a picture quality mode suitable for the interior brightness of your vehicle. You can choose from Dynamic, Standard, Theater, Sepia, or Custom (1/2). The Custom (1/2) Picture EQ modes allow you to make your won picture quality settings by adjusting the picture tones manually. You can adjust the Brightness, Color, and Color Tone (warm/normal/cool).

    Aspect Ratio: You can change the screen's aspect ratio to suit your video content. You can choose from Normal, Wide, Full, or Zoom.

    Multi-Language Display: For your convenience, this unit is equipped with a multiple language display. You can select the language which is best suited to your first language - English, Spanish, or Russian.

    Track List: The Sony XAV-62BT displays a list of albums, folders, tracks, images, or video files stored on a disc or USB device, so you can quickly search your audio/video content.

    Gesture Commands: You can perform frequently-used operations by making command strokes across the XAV-62BT's touchscreen display.

    Front Panel Controls: In addition to the headunit's touchscreen controls, the XAV-62BT also offers a rotary knob and hard-key buttons 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 22-pin harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.

    Security Code: This unit has a 4-digit security code function to discourage theft. Once the security function is activated, you need to enter the security code to turn on the unit after reinstalling the unit in another car or changing the battery.

    Auto Off: When installing in a vehicle without an accessory power wire at the radio location, you can set the unit to turn off all lighting a set amount of time after you turn the power off. The Auto Off feature can be set to 30 seconds, 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or No.

    Audio Section

    True Fidelity Sound Construction: The Sony XAV-62BT AV Center 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.

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The Sony XAV-62BT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for the Sony XAV-62BT 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. The power output specs for the XAV-62BT are as follows:

    • Continuous Power Output: 17 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Peak Power Output: 52 watts x 4-channels (208 total watts)

    2V/4ch Preamp Outputs: The XAV-62BT contains two pairs of 2.0-volt RCA preamp outputs - a front pair and another pair that can be set for the rear channels or for subwoofer (non-fading) operation.

    Subwoofer Controls: When the unit's subwoofer output is activated, the preamp output becomes non-fading and a low pass filter is activated with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off.  In addition, you can select the phase of the subwoofer output from Normal or Reverse. You can adjust the subwoofer preamp output's volume level independently from the headunit's volume control from -6 to +6 in 1dB increments.

    High-Pass Filter: The front and rear speaker outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off.

    EQ7: You can select an equalizer curve from eight music types - Xplod, Vocal, Edge, Cruise, Space, Gravity, Custom, or Off (Flat). The Custom EQ7 mode allows  you to make  your own equalizer settings. You can adjust the level (+/-8) of seven different frequency bands - 62Hz, 157Hz, 396Hz, 1kHz, 2.5khz, 6.3khz, and 16kHz.

    ASE (Advanced Sound Engine):The Sony XAV-62BT offers multi-channel playback with its Advanced Sound Engine, featuring Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA) and Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) to create a virtual 5.1 listening experience to rival the most advanced home theater equipment.

    • ITA (Intelligent Time Alignment): This unit can change the localization of sound by delaying the sound output from each speaker and subwoofer to suit your position, giving you the feeling of being in the center of the soundfield wherever you sit in the car. The options for the Listening Positions are - Front Left, Front Right, Front Center, All, Custom, or Off. The Custom ITA mode allows you to precisely calibrate the output from each speaker so that the sound from all speakers reaches the listener at the same time. Simply measure the distance between your listening position and each speaker from 0 to 13.1' (in 0.8125" increments). You can also set the subwoofer distance of the subwoofer to Near, Normal, or Far.
    • CSO (Center Speaker Organizer): A typical surround sound systems has 5 speakers (front left/right, rear left/right, center) and 1 subwoofer. CSO allows you to create a virtual center channel speaker even though a real center speaker is not connected.

    RBE (Rear Bass Enhancer): RBE enhances the bass sound by applying the low-pass filter setting to the rear speakers. This function allows the rear speakers to work as a subwoofer even if there is no subwoofer connected.

    Speaker Level:You can adjust the volume level of each connected speaker - Front Right, Front Left, Rear Right, Rear Left, and Subwoofer.

    Dolby D Level:You can adjust the audio output level for a DVD recorded in Dolby Digital format, to reduce the volume level differences between disc and source.

    Audio DRC (Dynamic Range Compression): The Audio DRC function makes the sound clear when the volume is low. Audio DRC only works on Dolby Digital DVD discs.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Sony XAV-62BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek and preset tuning.

    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.

    Preset Tuning: 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.

    • Best Tuning Memory (BTM):This feature 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.
    • Manual Tuning:You can manually tune and find your favorite radio stations one by one for FM1, FM2, FM3, AM1, and AM2.

    Auto Tuning:You can use the seek button to help you search quickly through the available stations and then choose your own presets from these available stations.

    Local Seek Mode: In the Local Seek Mode, the unit will only tune in stations with very strong signals during Seek tuning.

    Mono Mode: The Mono Mode allows you improve poor FM reception by selecting a monaural signal instead of a stereo signal.

    HD Radio Ready:The Sony XAV-62BT is compatible with Sony's optional XT-100HD add-on HD Tuner (158XT100HD, sold separately) through its UniLink Bus connection. HD Radio technology, where available, offers higher quality sound than conventional analog broadcasts and receives text data. HD Radio provides FM broadcasts that are equal to CD sound quality and AM broadcasts that are as good as analog FM stereo broadcasts. HD Radio also provides a variety of data, including station name, song title, artist name, album name, etc. Once connected, all AM and FM broadcasts are received by the XT-100HD. HD appears as an additional source, with five preset banks; HD1 (FM1), HD2 (FM2), HD3 (FM3), HD4 (AM1), and HD5 (AM2). In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.

    Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in your area, visit the HD Radio website (

    Satellite Radio Ready:There are several options for connecting an optional satellite radio receiver to this head unit:

    • SIRIUS Satellite Radio: To receive SIRIUS Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional SCC1 SiriusConnect Vehicle Tuner and the optional SNYSC1 Sony interface module (package item number700SIRSONY, sold separately). You can also connect select dock-and-play and portable SIRIUS radios to the headunit via the Sony SNYSC1 interface module (607SNYSC1, sold separately) and the SiriusConnect Plug & Play Dock (607SCVDOC1, sold separately).
    • XM Satellite: A portable XM satellite radio receiver can be connected to the headunit via the AV input or the Sony XA-300 UniLink auxiliary input adapter (item number 158XA300, sold separately).

    Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.

    Disc Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Sony XAV-62BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-/+R DL, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs.

    Note: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Sony XAV-62BT allows you to playback CD-Rs, CD-RWs, CD-ROMs loaded with MP3 (48-192 kbps), WMA (64-192 kbps), or AAC (40-320 kbps) songs recorded in ISO 9660 level 1 or 2, Joliet/Romeo, or Multi-Session. The XAV-62BT can support up 256 folders, and a combined 2,000 folders and files on a disc. The headunit will also display song information for MP3 (15/30/63/126-characters), WMA (63-characters), and AAC (126-characters) music files.

    Note:Copyright protected ACC-LC files cannot be played back.

    JPEG Playback: This unit can play back JPEG (720 x 480) still image files recorded onto DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W discs.

    MPEG-4/Xvid Playback: The SAV-62BT also supports video playback of MPEG-4/Xvid (720 x 480/30fps) NTSC video files recorded onto DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W discs.

    Zappin:With the Zappin feature, you can play music (files or folders) in 6, 15, or 30-second clips until you find the song you are looking for on your CD or connected USB device.

    Direct Search: You can directly locate a desired point on a disc by specifying the title number, chapter number, track, image, or file.

    Repeat and Shuffle Play: The Sony XAV-62BT provides Repeat and Shuffle playback modes for various media content.

    • Repeat: DVD (Title/Chapter), CD/VCD (Track), MP3/WMA/AAC (Track/Album), JPEG (Image/Album), MPEG-4/Xvid (Movie/Album).
    • Shuffle: DVD (Title), CD/VCD (Disc), MP3/WMA/AAC/JPEG/MPEG-4 (Album)

    Multi-Disc Resume: The Sony XAV-62BT can store the playback resume settings in its memory for up to 5 DVD discs.

    Parental Control:You can lock a disc, or set playback restrictions according to a predetermined level such as viewer age. Restriction levels can also be set depending on the area and its movie ratings. Restricted scenes can be blocked or replaced with different scenes when a parental control compatible DVD is played.

    Off Load/Eject: A disc can be loaded and ejected with the power off.

    Auto Reload:The XAV-62BT will automatically reinsert the disc if it's ejected but not removed for 20 seconds or more.

    Mounting Angle: For proper DVD/CD playback, this unit must be mounted between 0 (horizontal) and 45-degrees.

    USB/iPod Connectivity

    USB Input: The receiver's front-panel Type-A USB input can be used for plugging in a (MSC) Mass Storage Class or MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) type USB device. The head unit can play music files stored on the USB device in MP3 (48-192kbps), WMA (64-192kbps), or AAC (40-320 kbps) formats. The headunit can recognize up to 256 folders and 2,000 total tracks when connected to a USB device. The XAV-62BT offers the following USB search, playback, and display functions.

    iPod/iPhone 2-Wire Connectivity: The front-panel USB port and front-panel 3.5mm AV input are compatible with select iPod/iPhone devices when used with the optional Sony RC-202IPV adapter (RC-202IPV, sold separately). One end of the cable plugs directly into your iPod's dock connector while the other end of the cable uses two connectors that plug into the front of the XAV-62BT. The USB type-A connector portion of the cable plugs into the receiver's front-panel USB port and handles the metadata, control, charging, and audio playback of your iPod/iPhone, so you can navigate through your music and video files using the headunit's touchscreen controls and view song and movie info, as well as album art on its display. The 3.5mm AV connector of the cable plugs into the unit's front-panel 3.5 AV input and transfers the video images from your iPod/iPhone to the Sony headunit.  If you require audio playback only, you can simply plug your compatible iPod/iPhone directly into the headunit's front-panel USB port using your iPod/iPhone's dock connector cable (no additional adapter required).

    • USB Connection: The USB Direct Connection enables high-speed iPod/iPhone data communications via the optional RC-202IPV (2-Wire) interface. The USB connection allows your iPod/iPhone's stored music to be loaded instantly to the headunit and sound quality to be maximized through the headunit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 120dB.
    • Audio/Video Playback:The Sony multimedia headunit supports both audio/video playback from a compatible iPod or iPhone. Using your iPod or iPhone's USB/Dock cable you can enjoy audio playback of music stored on your iPod or iPhone. Using the optional Sony iPod/iPhone connector cable (RC-202IPV, sold separately), you can also enjoy video playback of movies, TV shows, and music videos stored on your iPod or iPhone. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
    • Media Navigation:The controls of the XAV-62BT are seamless when used with the optional RC-202IPV and include metadata browsing, as well as the ability to choose from Repeat & Shuffle playback modes to suit your listening application (you can also choose to control your iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen or clickwheel).
      • You can browse your music by Artist, Album, Genre, Playlist, or Podcast. artist/album/genre/playlist/podcast
      • You can browse your videos by Movie, Rental, TV Show, Music Video, Playlist, or Podcast. 
    • Music Information: The multimedia headunit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song Title, Artist Name, Album Title, and Album Art.
    • Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the headunit's USB connection will power and charge your iPod/iPhone.

     Note:If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then this unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Sony XAV-62BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of December 2011):

    iPod/iPhone ModelGenerationTested VersionMedia TypeControl TypeDisplay TypeCharge
    AudioVideoHeadunitiPod/iPhoneSong/Artist TextTrack Info
    dock connector3rdN/ANNNNNNN
    mini 1stN/ANNNNNNN
    video 5th1.3YYYNYYY
    classic 80GB1.1.2YYYYYYY
    nano 1st1.3.1YNYNYYY

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

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth is a two-way wireless communication system allowing you to make and receive cell phone calls, and listen to a Bluetooth audio device. Bluetooth wireless technology operates on a 2.4GHZ frequency band within a range of about 10 meters (about 33 feet).

    Bluetooth Communication: The Sony XAV-62BT has built-in Bluetooth (ver. 2.0 + EDR) hardware to integrate with Bluetooth-enabled cellular phones and audio players. The XAV-62BT supports a wide variety of Bluetooth profiles, including HFP (Hands-Free Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile), A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), and AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile), so you can get the most from your Bluetooth-enabled devices.

    • HFP 1.5 (Hands-Free Profile): Hands-free communication with your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone in the vehicle (incoming/outgoing calls supported).
    • OPP (Object Push Profile): Phonebook transfer from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the headunit.
    • PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile): Phonebook access from your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone to the headunit.
    • A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): Music streaming from your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player to the headunit.
    • AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile): Basic music playback control of your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player from the headunit.

    Pairing: Up to 9 phones or audio devices can be registered with the XAV-62BT (only one device can be used at a time). The unit can be set to automatically reconnect to the last connected Bluetooth device when the ignition is turned on.

    Note: Not all Bluetooth mobile phones will be compatible. Please visit theSony eSupport website for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Hands-Free Talk (HFP 1.5/OPP/PBAP): Once the XAV-62BT is paired to your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone, you can make and receive hands-free calls from the Sony headunit. The unit's touchscreen controls can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The XAV-62BT can even be setup to automatically answer a call. The unit comes with an external microphone with adjustable gain so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the other party through your car's front speakers. During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the XAV-62BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Entering Phone #:Allows you to manually dial a phone number using the unit's touchscreen display.
    • Preset Dial: You can store up to 6 contacts in the preset dial for quick dialing.
    • Phone Book: You can store up to 300 contacts in the unit's phone book and up to 5 phone numbers can be registered to each contact.
    • 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 make a call using the voice tags stored on your connected cellular phone.

    External Microphone: The included external microphone provides Echo and Noise Cancellation, with an adjustable Mic Gain to provide great audio performance even in noisy environments. The microphone features an attached 13' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector which plugs into the microphone input on the rear chassis of the Sony headunit. The microphone also includes an adjustable mounting bracket which can be placed on your sun-visor or dash inside the vehicle.

    Data Lock: To prevent unauthorized access to personal information, you can  lock call data by setting a 4-digit code. Once locked, you need to enter the coded to access the items in the call menu.

    Music Streaming (A2DP/AVRCP): You can listen to music from an audio device that supports A2DP Bluetooth technology. Cellular phones that support A2DP and have music stored in its memory can be played through this head unit. You can listen to and perform basic playback operations from an audio device that supports AVRCP Bluetooth technology. The XAV-62BT provides Play, Pause, and Skip (Next/Previous) playback functions.

    Volume Adjustment: You can adjust the volume for each connected Bluetooth audio device from -8 to +18dB.

    AV Connection

    Dual A/V Inputs: The XAV-62BT is equipped with two audio/video inputs for connecting an external audio/video source. There is a front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input and a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA A/V input. You can adjust the audio level of the audio/video inputs from +/-18.

    Video Output:There is rear-panel composite video output for connecting for connecting an external display. 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-62BT is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. 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, attached to rear-chassis), must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). You can view a Normal or Reversed (mirror) image.

    Remote Control

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The headunit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

    Note: Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Optional Remote Control: By using the optional Sony IR remote commander (RM-X170, sold separately), you can wirelessly operate the unit's audio and source controls.


    Content Transfer/SensMe Setup CD-ROM:The included SensMe intuitive music application, with 12 tone analysis, keeps your USB stored music (Not iPod/iPhone) in tune with your mood. SensMe actually looks at the beats-per-minute and automatically groups your music into channels, making listening and managing all of your content even simpler. You can select and play a channel that fits your mood from the following categories.

    • Time of Day: Tracks are recommended for each time of day. Choose from Morning, Daytime, Evening, Night, or Midnight.
    • Music Type: Plays tracks according to the music type. Choose from Energetic, Relax, Upbeat, Mellow, Lounge, Emotional, Dance, and Extreme.
    • Driving Type: Plays track that are suitable for type of driving. Choose from Freeway, Chillout Drive, Weekend Trip, Midnight Cruise, Party Ride, Morning Commute, and Going Home.
    • Mood Map: Distributes tracks as dots on a two-axis mood map, based on the characteristics of individual tracks (last 200 tracks transferred). Simply touch a point on the map according to your Mood (Sad/Happy), Type (Acoustic/Electronic), Style (Soft/Hard), or Time (Morning/Midnight) and a circle appears around the touched point, and the tracks inside that circle are played.

    Note: Use of the supplied software (Content Transfer/SensMe Setup) is required to enable the SensMe function on this headunit. The software must be downloaded to your PC (compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7) and your USB device connected to your computer. The SensMe software is not compatible with iPod or iPhone.

    System Requirements: Your computer must meet the following system requirements to download the included software.

    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
    • CPU: Intel Pentium III Processor 450 MHz or higher
    • Ram: 256 MB or more (Windows XP), 512 MB or more (Windows Vista or later)
    • Monitor: High color (16-bit) or more, 800 x 600 dots or more
    • Connection:Internet
    • Drive: CD-ROM
    • Port: USB

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