Well my friend and I installed it yesterday. He does radio installations professionally. I'm really liking it. Still trying to figure everything out as it seems like there are endless menus and pages to work through.
A few things I'm currently struggling with.
Bluetooth - I have a Verizon Samsung i760. Kenwood website says my phone is compatible, but if I want to make/receive a call, the phone would connect to the person calling, but nothing would come through the speakers. It would show on the headunit that it is connected. At times, I couldnt hear the person at all, but they could hear me, and other times the bluetooth would completely drop the call after a few seconds. Very annoying. And forget about the bluetooth interrupting the radio or ipod to pick up the phone. It simply wont work.
We've tried my friends phone, and it syncs flawlessly with his.
Also, the voice control option (to dial a phone #) for whatever reason is not available and I can not store any of my contacts on the headunit. These are features that should work with my phone.
According to a few people I called, the microphone reception is incredible. I have it mounted in the gauge cluster right behind the steering wheel. I guess location is key. lol
Navi - still working on it. I play my music at higher levels sometimes, and unfortunately I'm not able to hear the directions. The voice is turned to the highest setting, and i have it set to mute audio while it directs through the front speakers. I'm sure there are more options, but I have to keep searching.
I do like the feature that displays the directions on whatever screen I may be viewing,, however it sometimes blocks out some vital controls which really annoys me. There is an option to completely turn it off, but I would like the option to temporarily close it or minimize it.
The Audio playback sounds splendid, ipod controls on the display are pretty slick, but I do wish I could hold the search button to get to a song instead of frantically pressing/poking the screen.
Other than that, I am greatly enjoying this new headunit!!