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Navigation by TomTom
Sony's partnership with TomTom provides the XNV-770BT with incredibly accurate maps, constantly updated by feedback from TomTom users. And to make sure you can take full advantage of TomTom's mapping expertise, the XNV-770BT comes with four free map updates you can use during the first year. It's easy to update the nav system — just take the TomTom navigation module out of your car and plug it into your home computer or laptop for software and map updates.

Sony wanted to make a big splash with their first in-dash navigation receiver, so they combined their audio/video expertise with TomTom's navigation know-how. Their XNV-770BT GPS receiver brings you outstanding GPS guidance, superb sound, and convenient features, all controlled by a big, bright 7" touchscreen.

Navigation by TomTom
Sony's partnership with TomTom provides the XNV-770BT with incredibly accurate maps, constantly updated by feedback from TomTom users. And to make sure you can take full advantage of TomTom's mapping expertise, the XNV-770BT comes with four free map updates you can use during the first year. It's easy to update the nav system — just take the TomTom navigation module out of your car and plug it into your home computer or laptop for software and map updates.

You'll appreciate the cool navigation features in this receiver. Spoken street names let you know exactly where to turn, eliminating the guesswork when you're facing multiple turns. The XNV-770BT also guides you to the correct lane for an upcoming turn, which is a great help in busy interchanges. And TomTom's exclusive IQ Route™ feature calculates travel time based on actual traffic speeds.

High-fidelity sound
Sony's Advanced Sound Engine adds a great set of sound-shaping tools to the XNV-770BT, starting with the EQ7 7-band equalizer to tailor the sound of your music to your taste. You can dial in the perfect stereo "sweet spot" with the Listening Position feature, while Sony's DM+ Advanced circuitry makes your digital music sound its best by restoring the details that are lost in compressed MP3, WMA, or AAC files.

Convenience and expansion
You can take your calls hands-free with the receiver's built-in Bluetooth®, and Bluetooth audio streaming means you can listen to music streaming from your smartphone without even having to plug it into the stereo.

If your tunes are on your iPod® or iPhone®, just plug it in — Sony's 1-wire USB connection makes it a simple plug-and-play operation. Quick BrowZer lets you search for a song by genre, artist, or album. If you've got lots of songs on your iPod, you'll wonder how you ever lived without these two features: the Jump control leaps through your files in 10% increments, while Zappin' plays short musical clips of your tunes until you hear the song that suits your mood. If you want more listening variety, add an optional HD Radio™ or satellite radio tuner.

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

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 or its optional iPod adapter.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (17 watts RMS CEA-2006/52 peak x 4 channels)
    • TomTom navigation with map coverage of the U.S. and Canada, preloaded with over 6 million points-of-interest
    • detachable TomTom navigation module is easy to update at your computer
    • Advanced Lane Guidance for busy intersections and interchanges
    • one year of free map updates
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming built in
    • 7" touchscreen
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Audio features:
    • plays MP3/WMA/AAC music files recorded on CD and USB, plus JPEG picture and MP4 video files recorded on CD and USB
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • EQ7 7-band equalizer with 8 preset EQ curves
    • built-in iPod control — Sony's adapter cable included
    • compatible with satellite radio and HD Radio tuners
    • inputs: rear USB input, 2 rear A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, mono subwoofer), video output
    Other information:

    What's in the Box:

    • DD in-dash multimedia navigation headunit (10A ATC fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Wiring harness
    • Auxiliary/preamp-output harness
    • RM-X170 remote control (with installed CR2025 3V lithium battery)
    • External TomTom navigation module
    • TomTom navigation dock
    • GPS antenna (with attached 16.25' cable terminated by a proprietary connector)
    • Bluetooth microphone (with attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector
    • Sun-visor mount
    • 5 Self-adhesive clips
    • 3M tape
    • 36" iPod connector cable (with a proprietary Apple iPod dock connector on one end and a USB type-A connector and composite video connector on other end)
    • 19" minijack-to-composite video cable (with a female minijack connector on one end and a male composite RCA connector on other end)
    • 39" USB cable (with a USB type-A connector on one end and a mini-USB type-B connector on other end)
    • 8 Mounting screws
    • 3 Plastic clips
    • Self-adhesive mounting plate
    • Content Transfer/SensMe Setup CD-ROM
    • Operating Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Installation/Connections booklet (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Limited Warranty sheet
    • Software terms and conditions
    • "Caution" note
    • "Free 12 month Map Update Service" offer code
    • Addendum
    • Navigation User Manual note

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    Sony XNV-770BT Reviews

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    (49 Reviews)

    Sony XNV-770BT

    Anonymous from Long beach, ms on 10/4/2012

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Not happy with it. Radio station changes stations every time I turn off my truck. Always has static when truck is running. Takes forever to navigate through options especially when trying to get to iPod playlists.



    Bad, Bad and Bad

    KEF from Alexandria, VA on 8/30/2012

    2011 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bad #1: Slow as molasses in January--like surfing the internet on a telephone modem. Bad #2: Un-intuative--now I understand why I love my iPhone--it actually makes sense. I constantly have to go to the owners manual to figure out the basics that just don't make sense. If it has not yet, the nav will kill someone. Bad #3: Cruchfield--the "expert" told me I needed an additional remote--it came with one...and I needed and additional cable--it came with that too. Last but not least, told me not to worry about the reviews, this was really a good unit. Bottom line, I'll never by anything made by Sony again...or from Crutchfied

    Pros: Not one

    Cons: Slow, unintuitive

    Disapointed with Sony

    Boat MD from Panama City Florida on 8/21/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this system in my 08 F250 Super Duty, First head unit lasted about 30 days before the rear camera circuit failed. Crutchfield replaced immediately with a new unit. It lasted about three months, just long enough to be out of the hands of Crutchfiled. Now the fun starts. Spoke with Sony Warranty "You must send unit in to California repair center, take two week to get fixed" In the mean time, I'm driving my vehicle with no music, no nav and a gaping hole in my dash looking at all my wiring, how nice. I asked for a refurbished unit in advance and was willing to pay for it until the they received my unit, no go, "must send unit to repair center in California, take two week" lost a lot of confidence in Sony product, not customer oriented at all, this is not a Playstation or a Blue Ray Player that's used on weekends and evenings, this is my daily driver. Should have bought a Kenwood. I also noticed that dear Crutchfield has discontinued this unit, gee wonder why?

    Pros: Fills hole in dash.

    Cons: Rear Camera internal components, junk. Sirius radio disolay, cheap.

    Over all good system

    Jim from Mich. on 8/3/2012

    2004 Mazda RX8
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The systems works great. Easy to navigate. My only complaint is for a Sony I figured the screen would be more clear. Not that is is bad. Just should be better. Especially during the day.

    Pros: Easy to use. Nice features.

    Cons: Screen not as clear as I thought it would be.

    I'd buy it again!

    John from Cohoes, NY on 7/12/2012

    2010 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was torn between this unit and the Kenwood Excelon. I went with this one (dont laugh) because you can download new voices for the navigation! I felt they were pretty similar otherwise, not to mention you get the same features for much less moolah. The install went well, the HU gave me no troubles, the instructions were crystal clear. The nav is as easy to use as any stand alone gps. Audio is very adjustable. I wasnt a fan of any of the preset EQs, so I made a custom one, which is easy to do. I installed in a 2010 Ford F150 XLT screw with SYNC. Used the ford radio interface adapter to retain use of SYNC, along with the PAC SWC adapter. Instructions for the PAC units leaves much to be desired, but in the end it wasnt that bad, and everything works together nicely. All in all the stereo sounds great, which is the most important thing really. Nav is all I could ask for. The bluetooth phone stuff? Eh, I havent messed with it much, but I do still prefer to use the SYNC for my phone. The Sony phone isnt as convenient or user friendly as the sync.

    Pros: Large screen, Updateable TomTom Nav

    Cons: Takes a long time to scroll through iPod Artists/Tracks

    Sony XNV-770BT

    Anonymous from Brooklyn NY on 7/2/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    VERY GD! product navi is very on point can't get lost with this, consent reminder of which lane to go in and the 3D effect gets a big thumbs up! Easy to understand and navigate thur the radio itself is pretty gd with the HD radio, only the sony back up camera did'nt like, not clear enough the pioneer camera on my truck is better much clealer than sony's but the radio plus tomtom navi very gd! Just as gd if not better than the smart phone's wit google maps! highly recommend.



    love this unit

    lasseigne3 from boutte,la on 6/22/2012

    2002 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    radio is great kids love it, i installed tv headrest and it plays movies and music while i am in gps mode perfectly, i can also get back to gps screen while on phone. the buttons work great and the remote helps also.just remember not to unplug gps unit while radio or key is on.

    Pros: every thing you want in one unit. hd sirus and xm compatible, dvd's ipod usb flashes

    Cons: make sure you run gps antena where it gets good service outside roof or windsheild front or rear

    I'm in Love!!!!!

    Gos from Durham, N.C. on 5/27/2012

    I purchased this product and had it for about 1 month now. It sounds great and the gps is outstanding. Helps me find shortcuts to get to places quicker that I didnt know existed. Tom Tom is on another level. The sound machine driven from the system alone is outstanding. Some people envy the sound of my Highs and the Lows I get from this system. I love the many ways you can control and personalize the sound the way you want. The visuals are clear and colorful. Like watching a hd very colorful TV. Some people complained on other sites about the Gps not working over time, but the secret to prevent that is to NOT disconnect or connect the Tom Tom gps module with the ignition or acc turned on. Make sure nothing is on when doing so, and the module will not "fry", causing a possible permanent loss of gps signal. Make sure your installer is aware of this too. Make sure you program the module before taking to installer also. Overall, I am in love with this system and look forward to driving everyday. I take an hour drive to and from work everyday, and I enjoy every minute, and find myself driving exactly the speed limit, just to enjoy bonding with my system even longer. Sometimes it seems I still get home too quick. I take my breaks in my vehicle everyday now at work. Just make sure you read the manual and fine print before operating to get the most out of it. I cant wait to get outside now to play with it!!!!!

    Pros: Nice

    Cons: Like some cell phones, you may have to long or double press to initiate commands..... sometimes.

    Not bad, wish it was better.

    RobertH from Gillette,WY on 5/17/2012

    2004 Mazda RX8
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Ok, I was pretty worried cause i ordered it before reading reviews, but thankfully it wasnt nearly that bad. The Ipod controlling menu could be better/improved. Tom Tom is great accept it doent necessarily know the shortest route. Pretty user friendly menus. Bluetooth is all good. The quality of the LCD is great. Always been a Sony fan/addict.

    Pros: Great bluetooth. LCD. Navi. Tilt screen. Auto dimmer. Steering wheel controler input. Extra inputs for everything under the sun. Tom Tom. Ipod controlls from either deck or ipod screen itself options. User position sound control. DVD player. Great 7 band EQ control. Great sound and picture!

    Cons: 1. Deck Ipod control screen should have a "back" or "up" menu button. 2. Only a mono sub output. But neither of these are a big deal. With all the outputs, plenty of options.

    Happy with the unit.

    richard from Paulina, LA on 5/12/2012

    2006 Pontiac GTO
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had to update the TomTom unit as it would not locate a satelite although Crutchfield showed their stock had been updated. But since that update absolutely no issues. Sound is great, fairly easy to navigate through the unit. Reception was poor at best, my crutchfield instructions didn't tell me to hook the ant remote up as my car did have the antenna built into the glass(06 GTO), but once I figured that out works better than the JVC unit it replaced, so not a unit problem but a crutchfield oversight. Bluetooth was easy to synch as works almost as well as the sinc system in my wifes 2011 Taurus. DVD plays great. Watched Pirates of the Carribean and it looked and sounded great. I did appreciate the crutchfield instructions although not perfect, it was spot on when removing panels to replace the head unit. The wiring connectors were great as was the adapter.

    Pros: less than $800 for a good nav/dvd/bluetooth unit

    Cons: not sure if screen color can be changed to match dash lighting.

    don't buy

    Larrcom10 from Charlotte NC on 4/25/2012

    2011 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a real review. I have had for 3 months. Touch screen not responsive very innacurate worse than handheld gps. I have to return unit everything works but every time you turn car off it goes to a different radio station. Very pieced together modules, xm has no screen to tell you what is playing like a real radio. I have to pay money to have removed and send back and wait 10 days. The only good thing is the tom tom module that can be easily updated. I would spend the extra bucks for a Kenwood that has a factory touch screen that is real meaning that when you push it it works like your touch phone not like a touch 10 years ago that you push a plastic screen that pushes a mechanicle button. Very disapointed with Sony Support....I could not understand the girl from nigeria that acually told me she never drove a car or had a stereo.

    Pros: tom tom updates as I need for my daily business functions

    Cons: touch screeen worst ever. patched together interface. Don't even think of using sat radio. no channels or display functions. Mine is bad and have to spend money to send back. No teck support, Spend a little more geta lot more

    Sorry Sony

    Mtanous from San Diego on 4/22/2012

    This was Sony's first in dash nav system and it shows. Every time you need to do anything you have to start from the top and work your way down again. Which sucks because the touc buttons hardly work the first time you push it. It's as if the GUI teams spent a day and a half on functionality and didn't bother to talk to the Tom Tom people on how they should integrate their navigation system into this product. Ipod control is the worst part, if you like a specific song on your iPod you have to go through their slow menu system to get there, and if you accidentally press the wrong song, too bad, you have to redo the entire infuriating process again, it does not save the area you were in where you clicked the wrong song. Not surprised this unit was discounted immediately after launch, all they could do was give it a cheaper price and hope no one complained. I've owned this unit over a year, too lazy to take it out.

    Pros: Purchased through crutchfield. They finally fixed the gps issues which stranded you out in the middle of nowhere.

    Cons: Poor visibility, touchscreen does not recognize touch on first try, horrible GUI, iPod control is nonexistent, cheaper price then the competition still does not make this a good buy, factory stereo plus smartphone dock with aux cable is way more convenient.

    Nice unit, great value

    trb from Woonsocket, RI on 4/3/2012

    2008 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this Sony unit for my 2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab w/o the JBL audio system. I was able to use the factory brackets which made for a much more secure and solid install than the plastic brackets that came with the Crutchfield supplied mounting kit. I had looked at several similar units and wasn't really impressed with any of the user interfaces. They all lacked a finesse that have become accustomed to as a consumer, especially in the day and age of smart phones and tablet computers. I would put the Sony in the same category, however at this price point for a navigation radio, it is acceptable. Feature-wise the unit is on par with those units that cost hundreds more. A nice bonus is the inclusion of the iPod/iPhone interface cable which is extra $$ with every other radio. The Tom Tom navigation is fantastic as with my other external unit. It quickly gets a GPS signal and the specified route. The resolution of the LCD display could be better, as the display looks somewhat cloudy/fuzzy. I may be being picky here though as I am used to displays used in Apple consumer products which are superior in quality. For a car stereo, it is acceptable. DVD movies do look good on it. My favorite feature is being able to stream Pandora from my iPhone and have it show all the song info and the album cover. It also looks like a stock navigation system (though better) with the help of the glossy Metra dash kit provided by Crutchfield. Again an excellent radio for the money.

    Pros: Great value for the money. Excellent Tom Tom Navigation. Inclusion of the iPod/iPhone interface cable. Professional/factory look an feel.

    Cons: Lack of finesse in the user interface compared to modern smart phones/tablets. Screen resolution could be higher. Touch-screen controls can be difficult to use when driving versus control knobs.

    I cant believe its a Sony

    Fred N from Plymouth, MA on 4/2/2012

    I have been a Sony fan for over 20 years. I was sure that I would be getting a quality product but that wasnt the case on this product. Either they missed the boat on this one or the are lowering their standards.

    Pros: The sound quality is good thats about it.

    Cons: The clock is almost to small to read and it doesnt have a clock when turned off. which means I must turn unit on to find the time of day. every time I turn the vehical off the units door opens and stays open until you close it and if you dont hold it closed for a second it will reopen. The touch panel is sloww if it works at all and during the day the bright sun makes viewing the screen almost impossible. I havent had a chance to really had a chance to check out the GPS yet .

    easy install, sirius menus are annoying

    2010 element from Baltimore MD on 3/22/2012

    2010 Honda Element EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I decided on the Sony because of the price and what it came with. The TomTom nav is great easy to add locations, 3-D map looks slick. make sure to call support to find out which module to hook up the speed cable to. Bluetooth works well. My only disappointment is the Sirius display. it uses one line of about 10 characters. so you can only see one description item at a time and frequently it has to scroll left to see the whole description. There is so much lcd space on the face of this unit it is mind boggling why they would limit this. other units i have seen show you the channel number/name, the band/subject and song or description. if it were not such a good deal i would have definitely returned it but it all works well and the thought of spending another 5.5 hrs on the install will keep it where it sits.

    Pros: has everything you would want, nav works great

    Cons: limited Sirius display

    Great Unit

    Omar from Boston/Brooklyn on 3/20/2012

    2006 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great unit start up takes about 5 sec , able to fly thru scenes to get what I want from the phone , cd , nav and back again , I don't see where people don't like the screen selection its the same thing just different ways to get there. The only bad thing I have to say is when using the ipod your not able to search by name like album , artist , you would have to go down the list buy going down 1 at a time or there's a tab that you can search faster you just pushing a grey line but you cant tell what letter in the alphabet that your going to land on. other then that I'd buy another one it does more then what I wanted it to do



    Ford Shaker guys...This is "The One."

    Pat F. from Tumwater, WA on 2/29/2012

    2005 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I did a bit of research prior to buying this unit. I wanted a unit with NAV, Bluetooth and IPOD integration. I don't care for in car video, but it came with the unit so, hey who am I to complain. Several units were more expensive and required the purchase of separate modules for Nav or BT etc. It went into a 2005 Mustang GT w/ a Shaker 1000 system, so it required an interface and a dash kit. Everything included it was less than $670. It does nearly everything a new Ford Synch system does for quite a bit less. Install was straight forward. The most time consuming aspect was the soldering of the interface harness to the Sony harness. The next step was running the wires and cable for the back up camera. It required removing some trim and panels, but well worth the time to make it look right. Same goes for the Bluetooth mic and GPS antenna. Placing the unit was very easy. It all went in flawlessly. I have done a lot of the work on this car myself, so I don't want to make it sound too easy, but if you follow Crutchfield's install guide it is possible to do this without any cuss words. It has been in the car for two weeks as of today. Zero issues. It sounds incredible. The GPS worked immediately the IPOD integration was intuitive. I just plugged in the IPOD and zero drama. The dash and console look much cleaner. If you own a Mustang, F150 or other Ford with the Shaker system, this unit is "The One". The unit looks like it should have been there all along.

    Pros: Ease of install, OEM look. It has everything I wanted in a system. Great sound quality and easy to use. Even my wife digs it...that in itself is amazing.

    Cons: Lack of display graphics options i.e. color options etc... I would like it to match my dash and interior lighting a little better.

    Better than I expected

    Robert J from DFW Texas on 2/29/2012

    2004 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I first saw the Sony on sale last year and turned away after some bad reviews. I figured I would try it for a few days and if I didnt like it I could send it back. The unit I received had the updated firmware but needed a map update. This took longer than I wanted, roughly two hours. During this time I installed the headunit. After the update I powered on the 770BT and was surprised by how nice the display looked. Sound quality was my biggest concern. I am comparing this to the Kenwood DNX series. The upper range (8K and up) is somewhat lacking. The midrange frequencies are much nicer with the Sony vs the Kenwood. I am using my Android with power amp to make up for the higher frequencies. When using your ipod you may get some lagging if you have tons of songs. I tried my ipod with around 8,000 songs and it does well until you skip ahead 4-5 songs. My wifes ipod with around 200 songs had no problems. The navigation is really nice. More custom options than ther in dash navs I have used in the past. This is my first time using Tomtom and I like it. Bluetooth works really well and the mic does a great job of picking up your voice. Bluetooth audio works really well also. I play many 320Kbps songs though my phone and I have no problems. Pandora, sound cloud, and spotify all work great. Overall the unit exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend it.

    Pros: Above avg sound quality. Tomtom nav is great. Bluetooth works great.

    Cons: Some lag if you have to many songs on your ipod. Screen is sometimes a little laggy.

    Sony XNV-770BT install complete

    JohnB from Allen TX on 2/26/2012

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Now that I've finished installing it, I can give my initial review. The first thing I did was update the software on the TomTom module to the latest firmware and software. Actually, the firmware was already up to date, but the maps did update. The online site is quite east to use and pretty straight forward, which was actually suprising, since I'm a Garmin fan. The nav programming on the Sony, the POI choices (gas stations, restaurants, etc), ease of use was very good. I had no problems whatsoever with the satelite reception or any errors in it's operation, so I'm hoping the firmware update solved the complaints that I've read about. The basic operation of the unit was pretty simple, without many issues figuring out what functions did, there were a few buttons that were unintuitive, but most were lesser functions that weren't really needed much. If anyone chooses to do this (at there own risk), grounding the parking brake wire will allow the DVD to operate in motion. Overall sound in all audio and video modes was very good. I installed my unit in a 2006 Ford F150 king ranch w/sub. I used the Axxess ASWC for the steering wheel controls, which works perfectly. It only took 4 wires to connect and self programmed when connected to the Sony - Nice. The Metra dash kit looks good, but I needed to modify it slightly (my choice) because I didn't like that the fact that the Sony stuck out about 3/4 inches. I just drilled a few extra holes to allow it to sit in deeper, which looks clean

    Pros: Good price for 7inch unit. For around $600 you will like it. Nav works just fine. The removable TomTom module is nice for updating. Great sound and video IPhone 4s works perfectly. Audio streams wirelessly through Bluetooth. Video plays too (wired) Sony backup camera works just fine Bluetooth phone calls seem to work well

    Cons: Somewhat drab screen colors and graphics. Boring screen "buttons" Camera wiring barely reaches into backseat of truck cab to connect to module. I then needed to run video, reverse in, and gnd wires back to dash -Annoying. Many many wires to connect, and I did do XM or HD radio. Took an entire day to install.

    Happy with the choice

    EZwingman from Deep River, CT on 2/24/2012

    2004 Lincoln Aviator
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit because the price was reduced and basically took a chance on mixed reviews on the gps giving people problems, so for the unit has performed very well, the gps works great and I have not had one problem, I did connect the module to my computer and there were no updates. The BT works great on it, and I can use the Siri on my phone just by pressing the voice call button, pretty cool. The one thing about the BT I don't like is if my wife or I are driving you have to go to the BT menu and select from the list the primary phone, but it's not the end of world unless I'm missing something on getting it to do it automatically. The DVD quality is very good and people left reviews about the gps screen not being clear but I don't see that at all. FM works fine, I had to figure out I needed to turn on all the ways it can receive a signal, I live in an area that has horrible reception. I added the XM radio module to it and it works great the choices are limited on the screen as you can only see the channel or the artist or song title, it would have been nice to see them all at once, again if I'm missing something I would like to know about it. My previous sat radio was a add on to the car with a fm modulator and the signal was horrible in my area it would cut out all the time, but this one only goes out for a second under a few diagonal bridges other than that it never stops.

    Pros: Great GPS and BT, sounds great and veery nive looking, my interface is pretty fast, this is first unit I've ever had so I don't have a lot to compare against.

    Cons: Would have liked the Sat part to have more details availible about the song playing a once.

    Nice upgrade

    Martin from El Paso, TX on 2/17/2012

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i really enjoy having this new radio/gps/dvd. it has plenty of features that really neat and it has some super useful features as well. i read some of the past reviews and read up on the TOM TOM and there was a patch they released that fixed data loss. i have not had that issue at all. The install was simple once i red the schematics and followed step by step. total install time took about 3 hours, that includes the occasional stop to enjoy a nice cold beverage and the occasional nagging by the wife asking why i don't spend that much time with her. I had the shaker 500 in my car and this along with the pac audio converted and i have lost no thump or clarity... in fact the thump is better and deeper and the clarity is amazing. the screen when watching a dvd is clear and sharp. the screen has some kind of filament that doesn't attract oils heavily and cleans really easy. i would have given 5 stars but the only thing i have not liked is the 3d setting on the TOMTOM. i am used to the 3d buildings and 3d graphics offered by other gps manufacturers, and the fact that when i try to change the icon for the car in the 3d mode i couldn't find anything i liked.... superficial i know and you can't please everyone but hey they asked me for my review..... If you looking for something new at a great deal this is an awesome buy...

    Pros: looks great, sounds great, dvd looks great, ipod sounds great bluetooth works great.

    Cons: no 3d buildings in gps only indicator flags. first look at the pac schematics and the head unit schematics can be intimidating to anyone not familiar with how to wire.... just remember, red to red blue to blue don't hook up the green(movies while you drive) and if you are in a Ford mustang the LM7805 from Radio Shack. Voltage regulator...

    Pretty Good for an All-in-One unit.

    Dave from Pittsburgh, PA on 2/12/2012

    2010 Subaru Impreza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The navigation is not bad, the resolution for the maps is low, but not horrible. The Tom Tom maps are bland in comparison to other brands. The navagation works well, the POI's are not that important to me but some have reviewed there are enot enough. The user interface is O.K, not great, but the system as whole works. It could have a nicer user interface like the Pioneer AVIC for JVC KW series, but it seems they have their problems as well. The Stereo itself sounds great, nice sound adjustability with the 7 Band EQ, the Display is great especially for DVD viewing, sharp picture. The Bluetooth capability is nice as well, great sound on the streaming audio and phone. Once again the user interface for the hands free calling leaves a lot to be desired, you can program presets but other than that there is not much in the way of features.USB is slow to recognize a thumb drive and sometimes does not recognize it at all or records an error and needs to be reset. All-in-all I think it depends on the price, now that the Navagation issues have been resolved I think this is a great unit but only for a certain price, I would think twice if I had to pay more than $600. If you have more money and want a higher end unit I would be thinking about the Pioneer or the JVC, but keep in mind what one system does well, there will be other things that it doesn't. One unit can't do it all.

    Pros: Bluetooth, DVD Viewing,Stereo Sound

    Cons: Bland Interface, Slow / No USB Detection,


    Grif146 from Chesapeake, VA on 2/11/2012

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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    Easy install, unit operates perfectly. I'd expect nothing less from Sony. Very pleased with it thus far!

    Pros: Perfect functionality, intuitive design, great sound!

    Cons: None so far.

    Great Product!!!

    Jason from Chicago on 2/11/2012

    2004 GMC Yukon Denali
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    I love my new Sony navigation DVD player, works excellent with iPod and shows great resolution when playing DVDs...I put this in my 04 Denali truck and everything works and sounds great! I reccomend this unit over the higher priced high end models from other manufactuers, and I have serious experience with audio equipment. My steering wheel controls work with it and u can also add a rear view camera or cd changer if u want, what more could u ask for??????



    Sony xnv 770bt

    Anonymous from San Diego, ca. on 2/9/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Simply put This isan awesome system. So glad ipurchased it. And also glad it came from Crutchfield Every I needs for installation came in the box



    Sony Navigation

    Anonymous from Franklinville, NJ on 2/9/2012

    2010 Kia Sportage
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like the navigation part of this unit. The search feature could use a little help, but mostly it's a good unit. The music player is very good. I would like to see the cover art from the bluetooth audio show on the display, but that could be a limitation of bluetooth audio.

    Pros: Great navigation, great display screen, good sound.

    Cons: None

    Overall Good Unit

    B-Rad from Indianapolis, IN on 2/7/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a very nice unit. AM/FM reception is good. USB function works very nice, although it is somewhat slow switching tracks. I haven't put a CD or DVD in it, probably should give it a try. It is challenging to install in my Ridgeline, but that was due to all the great features. The bluetooth feature connects to my phone every time automatically, the phone book downloaded nicely, and the BT mic sound quality is excellent. My GF said it is much better than my previous deck that was in my previous vehicle. The unit boots up very quickly. It has a warning statement, but that doesn't stop he music from starting or bluetooth from connecting. The background options are very lame for a unit that was originally priced so high. It has a picture viewer, why not let me upload my own background, or group of pictures to cycle through. The Nav unit is okay, I really am not a big fan of GPS in vehicles. I am looking forward to getting a backup camera. I also installed the PAC steering wheel control and it works great.

    Pros: Fast boot, lots of options, bluetooth, good sound, USB options, stable software.

    Cons: I want other options for background.

    Great Product for Great Value!!!

    Anonymous from Queens, NY on 2/4/2012

    2006 GMC Envoy
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    It is definitely worth the money!!



    Great Product!!

    Frankie from Tennessee on 2/2/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head untit operates as advertized.I am thrilled with the purchase.

    Pros: Beautiful display. User friendly.

    Cons: None

    I love it!!!!!!!!!!

    Parratc from Indialantic, FL on 1/23/2012

    2011 Honda CRV EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this unit at the end of 2011 to put in my new car. It comes with everything you need to get the job done. This unit is awesome. I was a bit nervous regarding other reviews, but when I recieved this, I knew it was a good decision. All functions are extremely easy to use. Rearview camera looks great on it.

    Pros: Easy to use, easy to install, use any accessory (ipod, usb, aux, bt, etc), great sound

    Cons: nothing!!!!

    gps is my only complaint

    bonno from iowa on 1/21/2012

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i almost gave this 2 stars because I mainly bought this because of the gps. And the gps just started acting up when I got a email from crutch field to do a review which has been about 2 months after buying the product. Now others mentioned this problem but a lot didn't too. The gps isn't getting a signal. Now I figured the ones having the signal issue was because they didn't rin the antana right. Well mine is on the roof and I know I ran it right. I bought the Sony because of the Tom Tom gps. I've only used Tom Tom and loved there gps windshield units. I've tried other windshield boxes from other gps manufactures and like the Tom Tom. Now my Sony gps isn't getting a signal so now I'm back using my windshield unit. I have not contacted anyone on the problem yet. Far as the rest of the sony I love it. I got Sirus add on and it's working and I ran the antana the same way and spot and it is getting signal fine, hmmm seems weird to me! crutch filed rep Norman (funny I remember his name because my brother and I joked how good of a sales male he was as he sold it to my brother on speaker phone and I was the one buying it as my wife was upset I spent the money) but he was informative and made sure tomtell me that it wouldn't fit in my truck dodge 2005 as I knew I'd have to custom cut to make it fit and he sold me these wire connectors for 5 buck which were awesome for installation. Other then the gps it was a great price and good screen. Now I get the gps working ;(

    Pros: Price, good screen and interface, nice options with the unit, iPod connectivity as I've plugged my iPhone, iPod, and iPad into the connector. Blue tooth playback with iPhone is aswome.

    Cons: the GPS as I bought it for work for the gps mainly.

    Great Navi System!

    NeilC from Alameda, CA on 1/18/2012

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very happy with this unit. DIY install took about four hours including dash modification and harness soldering. Interface is fast and easy (first navi and it took me about 45 seconds to figure out). Don't listen to those trying to use a review as a complaint forum, this is a great product at a tremendous value! TomTom has corrected the dropped signal issue with a current update. Bluetooth works awesome! User loadable background pictures and/or themes would have earned this sony 5 "coolness factor" stars.

    Pros: TomTom nav, easy to operate, Bluetooth, BBD (big beautiful display!)

    Cons: TomTom resolution not as high as the rest of the images displayed, no user loadable background/theme

    Great unit, much better than the Infiniti Navi I had

    Jeff from New Jersey on 1/17/2012

    Unit is quick to boot up. Navi and iPod are on and ready to go before I back out of my garage. Screen resolution is fantastic. Navigation is much better than the factory unit I had in my old car (2009 Infiniti G).

    Pros: Easy to install. Good directions and templates to use for mounting the gps unit. GPS antenna is easy to mount. Bluetooth mic is low profile and installs without issue.

    Cons: The only thing I don't like about this unit is the iPod controls but I've only had the unit a week. I'm hoping to find a better way to not have to go through all the folders to get to my playlists.

    Better than what the critics say

    Steve H from Scranton, PA on 1/7/2012

    To sum it up the product was great. Have owned for a few weeks now and the issue of no gps signal has NOT occurred. It seems the tomtom update has fixed that problem. Besides that the screen is crisp, it's rich with features and makes my Rockford fosgate rear speakers sound like subwoofers. The backup camera displays great on this thing and the bluetooth is amazing. Automatically connects and music is playing practically before you enter your car. You won't be upset with this purchase trust me!

    Pros: - all the features necessary -Great clear screen -great equalizers and sound! If you have good speakers this unit will make them sound like subwoofers!

    Cons: Nothing

    Sony has done it again!

    Jessie from Gainesville, FL on 11/5/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This product is awesome! From the navigation, sound quality, and ease of use. The TomTom navigation is great; I get an excellent signal (and I live where its a lot of trees) and the EQ7 and the subwoofer controls are flawless!

    Pros: Navigation, Sound Quality, Visual quality, and ease of use.

    Cons: My only concern was about the background images...(minor complaint)

    Sony XNV-770BT

    Ram from Chicago, IL on 10/7/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I got it installed last week. I am loving this unit. I would definitely recommend this unit to everyone. GPS from Tomtom is good but I expected it would be more sophisticated for 7 inch screen other than that everything is good.



    Almost Worthless

    Meok from Los Angeles, CA on 9/30/2011

    I spent a lot of money for this product (product price, 3 installations), but it failed me miserably. I returned the first unit which was replaced by Sony but the navigation works for a few weeks and whamo! you start receiving the message of death "Waiting for a valid signal". That means you can't use the navigation system any more. All the updates, resetting, doesn't help. Everything else on this unit works superbly, I connect and use virtually any piece of device out there (mp3, USB, my BB, you name it), but for that price don't you want to use the navigation? Unfortunately my experience says you can't.




    Rob from Seattle, WA on 9/24/2011

    bought this because I was a fan of Tom Tom. Disappointed because the nav always drops signal. Now it won't even connect so I've been using my phone to get around. iPod navigation is horrible - you can't return to where you just were in the menus, you have to start over from the root menu every time. Sound is good, although getting to your EQ & sound settings is a bit laborious. You're not changing EQ settings on the fly. Screen is of good quality but gets washed out in any amount of sunlight. It also shows fingerprints easily. The iPod connection will drop out from time to time, requiring you to unplug and reconnect the iPod. Navigating between menus and folders is slow - slower than the kenwood or pioneer. Touchscreen is slow to react to inputs. The unit looks classy though, sits nice & flush in the dash. I'm actually going to sell this and go get the Alpine instead however due to the poor iPod navigation, gps failures, and slow operation.



    Great device

    David from Deland, Fl on 9/1/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product. My only (minor) complaint is the lack of a 6 CD changer. You can make up for that (almost) by putting a lot of high quality MP3s on a thumb drive attached to it. Really about 4.75 stars.




    BRIAN W. from Philadelphia,PA on 8/5/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Best Of Best Navigation Receiver Unit SONY Has Ever Made Before From Navigation To Sound Quality,Screen Images Are The Best Of Best Top Of The Line.Very Easy To Use And Install.The Unit Itself Has Just About Everything That You Can Ask For From Build In Bluetooth Like Plug-N-Play And So Much More To It.I'm Very Happy And Joyful With This Recommendation From My Crutchfield Sales Advisor And I Personally Highly Recommended To You All Out There Are Looking For A Navigation Receiver Unit You Got To Go With The All Sony XNV-770BT ONLY AT CRUTCHFIELD ! GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL !



    DO NOT BUY!!!

    Hal from NY on 7/12/2011

    2005 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Would have given it no stars if it was an option. GPS drops out all of the time and from time to time it looses where I am and starts to tell me to turn on roads that are not anywhere near where I am. When I use my iPod it starts to skip or get stuck in the same spot. I have to unplug it and plug it back in to get it to work again. I tried several iPods and it happens to all of them. Stero works fine but so did my stock stero. Blue tooth seems to work OK as well. Purchased this a couple of months ago and waited to give it a fair chance but in the end VERY UNHAPPY especially since I paid more thinking I was getting a better unit. My honest opinion if it dosen't come stock in your car it was not meant to be in your car, don't buy after market.



    Buyer beware

    JPCMD from St. John, USVI on 5/25/2011

    2008 Dodge Sprinter Passenger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this unit because I needed both a high quality receiver and GPS and it was a recommended item. Unit was purchased with backup camera and Sirius add-on. Screen: The screen is NOT clearly viewable in normal daylight when sitting in either the drivers seat or passenger seat. Viewing angle is important and brightness and contrast are poor. This unit is totally unacceptable and unsafe for use while driving. Navigation: Impossible and dangerous. The touchscreen seems very sexy but quite dangerous if you are driving and want to switch screens, change stations, go between GPS and tuner/sirius. Very often have to keep pressing screen to engage and really take eyes off of the road! Sirius radio screens are minimal and very difficult to navigate. GPS. TomTom used some of their cheapest software -- no possibility for trip routing! Only choice is 'where do you want to go'. If you want to take a trip and put in several waypoints do not consider this version of TomTom. A $130 Garmin will allow you to do trip routing, have a MUCH brighter daylight viewable screen and will automatically switch to night mode and more. I do not like writing negative reviews but feel very strongly that buyers should be aware that this unit is not worth $1300 (with Sirius module), is VERY poor for viewing and operating, and is potentially quite unsafe to use while driving.



    Too many bugs

    Draconian Soul from San Mateo, CA on 5/16/2011

    These are the problems I have with this unit: 1) TomTom is a pretty big name and the removable module to for updates is attractive. However, having set a destination to a familiar location resulted in directions that were criminally insane. For instance, despite the correct highlighted route, the voice guidance would incorrectly announce the directions as if the computer voice did not know its right from its left. 2) Trying to navigate your songs on the iPod is nearly impossible. Scrolling through menu items is too slow and requires too much attention. Once you've chosen a song, returning to the menu places you back at the top of the menu rather than to the current location. 3) The Sirius tuner is terrible. Despite a 7" touchscreen, the only information you get is from a seven character display. Normal Sirius/XM radios will show full text of the station name, artist, and track. With only seven characters the information might as well not even be displayed. The only way to choose a station is to seek to the station, there is no direct input of station numbers and you cannot list all stations onscreen. 4) The following problems occur randomly, not every time. When turning the unit on it "seeks" to the next station or track for no reason. The audio will cut in and out forcing you to restart your car. The Sirius tuner will be missing. The disclaimer will display and you must press OK before operation. Touching any item on the touchscreen may or may not have any effect.



    Good Enough

    Merica from Fort Bragg, NC on 3/27/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The unit is amazing but there are a few downers for me. One, the usb can only support up to 32 GB and you have to use the dumb sensme and content transfer program to use it. Two, the Navigation tells you to turn when you are right at the road that you have to turn on so you end up missing it (an old Tom Tom complaint). If you are watching something or using another source with the Nav in the background you will be making a lot of U-turns. Over all I like it but a few updates would be awesome.




    RonnieC from Tulsa, OK on 3/7/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    First the positives, 1. Tom Tom Navigation works as advertised 2. Audio is pretty good with decent power 3. Backup Camera image quality is poor to mid range Needs work: 1. Installed this in a big new Chevrolet Silverado, when I was checking out there was a warning that popped up in my shopping cart about depth for mounting the unit in my vehicle and I called the Crutchfield advisors 3 times to make sure it would work and they assured me zero problems, well this was my toughtest install ever, there wan't room in my dash for a perfect fit and didn't have any room for even an extra wire or it wouldn't have fit. Now my dash bows out a bit, a less than perfect install but I don't feel like spending anymore time on this stereo, it works and I'll deal with the problems... 2. The graphics, look, and feel in this menu system are poor, I wish I had done my research on this better.. It looks worse than the factory stereo I pulled out and I had the low end Chevrolet Silverado Stereo.. yikes 3. Cannot see the clock in Nav or iPod mode 4. Touch screen navigation is ok sometimes but sometimes it's too touchy and sometimes you have to push hard multiple times. 5. Cannot get the steering wheel controls adapter, cannot face pulling that mess out of my dash to troubleshoot it again. 6. Very difficult to install, lots of wires to fit in a very tight dash space



    Sony my favoriate

    Duane from Rapid City,S.D. on 2/22/2011

    2008 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Super Unit, does it all well. I'm impressed and the cost is in the ball park with other Nav. units. If your not overly hard to please this unit would be a good choice. I'm a senior citizen and installed it myself without problem.



    Well Done!

    Roland from Waynesboro, PA on 2/15/2011

    This is by far the nicest packaged Audio/Video/GPS system that I have owned, 3 so far. This unit has the best display I have seen. The iPod interface is done very well and is very quick loading, I have 5000+ songs on my iPod. The audio quality and FM sensitivity are not quite as good as a Pioneer head unit but it is very close, not enough to worry about. The navigation is the best that I have had so far, I replaced a Pioneer AVIC 920BT with this unit and I replaced s Rosen with the Pioneer. The Pioneer GPS was the worst I have ever seen and the Rosen was a little better than it. Using a well known GPS system was a brilliant move for Sony and the TomTom unit is easily mounted, mine is in the glove box, and easily removed for updating. The video playback quality is outstanding compared to the Pioneer and Rosen. I also installed the rear camera and ESS head rest monitors all of which work flawlessly and display excellent video quality. This unit is not cheap but well worth the investment!



    Great system

    JLH from coldwater,mi on 12/1/2010

    this is a awesome setup, the navigation is better than the Garmin that comes with the kenwoods, I have had the dnx9960 and the pioneer avic-110bt and the Sony is better, only 2 complaints I have is the Sirius user interface on the radio its self only has one line of info the screen is so big on it, you think Sony would have had better integration, like 3 lines of info that it gives you when you use the ipod function, and the unit is so new you can`t use the MYHOME tomtom software to put your own POI, voices, and etc your basically stuck right whats on the unit right now, until the MYHOME software is usable with this unit. other than that its awesome



    Sony is always a Winner in my book!!!

    Steve from Saint Albans, WV on 11/11/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Best display and navigation system I've ever owned (total of 4 so far). Graphics are #1 and the voice quality of directions if amazing, especially being able to change the voice. Audio quality with the Music choices are amazing too. System feels like it is twice what it actually costs. Very luxurious in looks, quality and feel. SONY WINS AGAIN!!!




    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input Optional
    Audio/video Input 3 Composite Video
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control USB MSC protocol + Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP
    Memory Card Slot USB Memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready Sirius or XM
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 17 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 52 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White or None
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 10 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod Connectivity
    AV Connections
    Wireless Communication

    Display Features

    2-DIN Chassis: The Sony XNV-770BT has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as Double DIN or size DD), 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 the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    7" WVGA Touchscreen Display: The Sony XNV-770BT features a 7" wide, 17:9 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's touchscreen display electronically slides down to insert and eject your discs.

    Adjustable Screen Tilt: You can adjust the display angle (up to 30°) of the touchscreen monitor for better viewing.

    Dual Screen: When the XNV-770BT is in Navigation mode, you can view the main navigation screen and a smaller sub-window of the current AV source at the same time. You can place the smaller sub-window in the upper left/right or lower left/right of the screen.

    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. You can manual adjust the display's brightness from -5 to +5.

    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).

    Picture Mode: You can change the screen's Picture Mode 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, French, and Spanish.

    Track List: The Sony XNV-770BT 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 XNV-770BT touchscreen display.

    Front Panel Controls: In addition to the headunit's touchscreen controls, the XNV-770BT also offers 5 hard-key buttons (Volume up/down, Top/Menu, Source/Off, and Eject) along the bottom edge of the screen.

    Note: The unit's button illumination can be turned "On" or "Off".

    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 charging 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.


    TomTom Navigation: The Sony XNV-770BT features TomTom Navigation. TomTom navigation incorporates real world, real-time feedback, providing accurate mapping information.

    External Navigation Module: The Sony XNV-770BT includes an external TomTom navigation module (with GPS receiver) & dock. The external navigation module is inserted into the external dock and the dock is then plugged into the proprietary connector on the rear-panel of the XNV-770BT.

    Note: The navigation module & dock measure 2.575" (w) x 6.615" (h) x 1.285" (d).

    GPS Antenna: The XNV-770BT includes a GPS antenna with a magnetic base. The antenna should be placed on the roof of the vehicle. The GPS antenna features a 16.25' cable terminated by a proprietary connector which plugs into the included navigation dock.

    Note: The GPS antenna measures 1.295" (w) x 0.515" (h) x 1.452" (d).

    GPS Receiver: The external TomTom navigation module is equipped with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver to obtain your GPS location accurately. The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a satellite-based system that provides location and timing information around the globe.

    QuickGPSfix: QuickGPSfix technology speeds up the time it takes to fix your GPS position so you are on your way quicker.

    Preloaded Maps: The external TomTom navigation module is equipped with preloaded Tele Atlas maps of the United States (including Puerto Rico), and Canada with over 6 million points-of-interest (POIs). The built-in maps provide door-to-door accurate navigation across the United States and Canada.

    1 Year Free Map Updates: Ensuring that the digital map content remains completely up-to-date, included in the box are 4 verified US and Canada map updates for the first year.

    My TomTom Software: My TomTom makes it easy to get new software, download new maps, and access free content for the external TomTom navigation module. Simply bring the external TomTom navigation module from your car into your home and connect it to your computer via USB with the supplied cable.

    Map Correction With Map Share: Map Correction allows you to make alterations to the map data on the Sony multimedia navigation headunit. You can block or unblock a street, reverse the traffic direction of a street, edit a street name, add a missing POI, or edit an existing POI. You can correct this information on the device as well as send this information to TomTom for review. You can also join the community of TomTom users to share and use map corrections.

    Navigation Map: The Sony XNV-770BT displays a real-time moving map illustrating your current position and intended route. It will show map scale and geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways and towns. Your route is marked with a magenta line. A checkered flag marks your destination. As you travel, the XNV-770BT guides you to your destination with arrows on the map and directions at the bottom of the screen. During your calculated route, the current time, your arrival time, current speed, and total travel miles are displayed at the bottom of the map screen. The unit allows you to zoom, pan, and point using the touchscreen during navigation. You can select one of three map orientation displays:

    • 2D Track Up: Two-dimensional map that constantly displays the route from bottom to top of the screen.
    • 2D North Up: Two-dimensional map that constantly displays North at the top of the screen.
    • 3D Track Up: Three-dimensional map that constantly displays the route from bottom to top of the screen.

    IQ Routes: The external TomTom navigation module is equipped with IQ Routes technology (for US and Canada). When you select a destination, the unit calculates the fastest route possible using actual average speeds of travel rather than posted speed limits.

    Advanced Lane Guidance: The XNV-770BT helps you prepare for highway exits and intersections by showing you which lane you should be in (US only).

    Text-to-Speech: The unit features loud and clear spoken instructions through your vehicle's speakers. When driving to your destination, the XNV-770BT will announce turn-by-turn directions, including street names and road numbers.

    On-Screen Keyboard: The Sony XNV-770BT features an on-screen keyboard to enter specific data. The layout of the unit's on-screen keyboard can be changed. You can select between 'ABCD', 'QWERTY', 'AZERTY', and QWERTZ keyboard layouts.

    Help Me!: The 'Help (Where am I?)' feature provides and easy way for you to find and contact emergency services centers and other specialist services around you current location. This menu provides locations and phone numbers for these services. The 'Help Me!' menu also includes a selection of useful documents covering topics such as First Aid and car maintenance.

    Navigate To: The 'Navigate To:' menu is the simplest and most useful starting point in most situations. Given your current GPS position, you can use this to navigate to any given address, intersection, favorite location, POI (Points Of Interest), and so on. You can choose from the following options:

    • Home: Once your home location is stored in memory, it can be quickly be chosen as a destination.
    • Favorite: The locations that you visit frequently can be stored in the Favorite menu. A Favorite can be chosen as a destination without having to enter its address each time.
    • Address: This option lets you enter a City, Street Name/House Number, Zip code or Intersection to navigate to.
    • Recent Destination: You can display a list of addresses, Points Of Interest and other destinations that you've used recently.
    • Points Of Interest: This option lets you choose from a database of over 6 million points-of-interest in 60 different categories; such as railway stations, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and so on.
    • Point On Map: You can use the map browser to select a destination, scroll around the map, zooming in or out as needed.
    • Coordinates: You can enter latitude and longitude coordinates as your destination.

    Favorite Locations: The Favorite menu allows you to store locations that you visit frequently into memory. You can choose a favorite location the same way you choose a destination. The following menu options are available; Home, Address, Recent Destination, Point On Map, and Coordinates.

    Route Planning: Route Planning allows you to determine how the multimedia navigation head unitcalculates your planned route. You can choose from several different route types to suit your travel preference - Fastest Route, Shortest Route, Eco Route. You can also choose to avoid or use the following road types - Highways, Toll-Roads, Ferries, Car Pool Lanes, or Unpaved Roads.

    Route Information: If you already have a route planned, you can explore it in various ways by choosing 'Route Information'. You can choose from the following options:

    • Show Instructions: This option provides a simple list of the junctions involved and the distances (or times, use the 'Options' button to change the numbers shown) between them.
    • Show Map of Route: Using this option presents each junction in 3D, with your turn instruction clearly marked.
    • Show Route Demo: This feature shows an animation of your route.
    • Show Route Summary: This option allows you to display the graphical overview of your route that was shown when it was first calculated.
    • Show Destination: This option displays the destination point on the map.

    Change Route: Once a route has been planned, you can change it using the 'Change Route...' menu. You can choose from the following options:

    • Calculate Alternative: You can find an alternative route if you don't like the original route.
    • Avoid Roadblock: If you spot signs of trouble (such as backed-up traffic or 'Delays ahead' warning signs), you can choose this menu option. You need to estimate whether the blockage extends 100 yards, 1/4 mile, 1 mile or 3 miles ahead of your current position and then select the appropriate icon.
    • Change Destination: You can change your previously entered destination.
    • Travel via...: Choose 'Travel via...' if you want to make sure the planned route goes past a particular location, perhaps to pick up or drop someone off. The new location is selected the same as you would pick a departure point or destination.
    • Avoid Part of Route: This menu option allows you to avoid intersections that are known for heavy traffic.

    Auto Re-calculation: This unit will automatically re-calculate your route if you detour from the planned one.

    Audio Section

    True Fidelity Sound Construction: The Sony XNV-770BT 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 XNV-770BT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.

    CEA2006 Compliant Amplifier: The power specifications for the Sony XNV-770BT 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 XNV-770BT 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)

    5CH Preamp Outputs: The Sony XNV-770BT is equipped with 4-volt Front, Rear, and Sub pre-amp outputs with selectable LPF/HPF (Low Pass Filter/High Pass Filter) functionality, giving you the ability to customize the sound output to your external amplifiers.

    • High-Pass Filter: The front and rear speaker outputs offer a selectable high-pass crossover frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off.
    • Low Pass Filter: The subwoofer output is non-fading with a low pass filter with a selectable cut-off frequency of 50Hz, 60Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, or Off. You can also adjust the subwoofer preamp output's Phase (Normal/Reverse).

    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.

    Sound Balance/Fader: The sound balance between the left and right speakers (Balance) and front and rear speakers (Fader) can be adjusted to your preference. You can also adjust the volume level (+/-6) of the subwoofer preamp output.

    ASE (Advanced Sound Engine): The Sony XNV-770BT 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, and simulate a natural sound filed with the felling of being in the center of it 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 your listening position from each speaker so that the sound delay reaches the listener more correctly. measure the distance between your listening position and each speaker and the speaker distance 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): To fully enjoy surround sound, it is adequate to have 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.

    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.

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

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The Sony XNV-770BT features a built-in SSIR-EXA AM/FM tuner with RDS. The unit offers manual, seek and preset AM/FM tuning.

    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.

    IF Filter: You can switch the tuner's IF filter to "Auto" to narrow automatically the reception frequency to eliminate unwanted noise, or "Wide" to always hear FM stereo broadcasts with full frequency signal reception.

    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.

    HD Radio Ready: The Sony XNV-770BT 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 number 700SIRSONY, sold separately). You can also connect select dock-and-play and portable SIRIUS radios to the head unitvia the Sony SNYSC1 interface module (607SNYSC1, sold separately) and the SiriusConnect Plug & Play Dock (607SCVDOC1, sold separately).
    • XM Satellite: To receive XM Satellite Radio connect the optional CNP2000UCA XM Tuner and the Sony CNP-SON1 adapter cable (package item number 700XMSON2, sold separately).

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

    Disc Playback

    Compatible Discs: The Sony XNV-770BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-/+R DL, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, CD-ROM, and VCD discs.

    MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: The Sony XNV-770BT 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 XNV-770BT can support up 256 folders, and a combined 2,000 folders and files on a disc. The head unitwill 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/MPEG-4 Playback: This unit can play back JPEG (720 x 480) still image files recorded onto DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W discs. The unit also supports video playback of MPEG-4 (720 x 480/30fps) NTSC video files  recorded onto DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W discs.

    Media List: The XNV-770BT will display a list of albums, folders, tracks, images, and video files recorded on your disc for you to select from. This function is especially convenient for discs with MP3, WMA, AAC, JPEG, and MPEG-4 files.

    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 XNV-770BT 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 (Movie/Album).
    • Shuffle: DVD (Title), CD/VCD (Disc), MP3/WMA/AAC/JPEG/MPEG-4 (Album)

    Multi-Disc Resume: The Sony XNV-770BT 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.

    Auto Reload: The CD player 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 rear-panel Type-A USB input (attached by a 58" pigtail) 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 head unitcan recognize up to 256 folders and 2,000 total tracks when connected to a USB device.

    Note: This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB hub.

    iPod/iPhone Compatible: The rear-panel USB port and AUX 1 video input are compatible with select iPod/iPhone devices when used with the included Sony RC-201IPV adapter. The USB Direct Connection enables high-speed iPod/iPhone data communications via the optional RC-201IPV (2-Wire) interface. 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 back of the XNV-770BT. The USB type-A connector portion of the cable plugs into the receiver's 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 head unit's touchscreen controls and view song and movie info, as well as album art on its display. 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 headunit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 120dB. The composite video connector of the cable plugs into the unit's Aux 1 video input and transfers the video images from your iPod/iPhone to the Sony headunit. The controls of the XNV-770BT are seamless when used with the optional RC-201IPV and include metadata browsing, as well as the ability to choose from various iPod/iPhone playback modes to suit your listening application (you can also choose to control your iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen or clickwheel). If you require audio playback only, you can plug your compatible iPod/iPhone directly into the headunit's rear-panel USB port using your iPod/iPhone's dock connector cable (no additional adapter required). The Sony XNV-770BT and the RC-201IPV iPod adapter cable is 'Made for iPod/iPhone' compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of Nov. 2011):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Headunit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
    4th N/A N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.1PC Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 4.3.5 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 5.0.1 Y Y Y Y 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 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.

    AV Connections

    Dual Audio/Video Inputs: The XNV-770BT is equipped with two audio/video inputs for connecting an external audio/video source. Each audio/video input consists of a composite video jack and a pair of stereo RCA jacks. 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 XNV-770BT 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 (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 in the preamp output harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). You can view a Normal or Reversed (mirror) image.

    Wireless Communication

    Bluetooth Communication: XNV-770BT includes HFP (1.5), OPP, PBAP, A2DP, and AVRCP (1.3) Bluetooth (ver.2.0 + EDR) profile support so you can sync your car stereo system with your Bluetooth-enabled devices. Bluetooth is a two-way wireless communication system allowing you to make and receive cell phone calls, and listen to a Bluetooth audio device from the Sony headunit. Bluetooth wireless technology operates on a 2.4GHZ frequency band within a range of about 10 meters (about 33 feet).

    Pairing: Up to 9 phones or audio devices can be registered with XNV-770BT (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. You can adjust the volume for each connected Bluetooth audio device from -8 to +18dB.

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

    Hands-Free Talk (HFP 1.5/OPP/PBAP): Once XNV-770BT 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. XNV-770BT 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 XNV-770BT, 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 clip which can be placed on  your sun-visor or dash inside the vehicle.

    Note: The external microphone measures 0.425" (diameter) x 1.0625" (depth).

    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. XNV-770BT provides Play, Pause, and Skip (Next/Previous) playback functions.

    IR Remote Control (RM-X170):  The included IR wireless remote (RM-X170) lets you control the basic functions of your system while keeping your eyes on the road.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (541SWIRC, 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.


    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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