Originally Posted by eggyhustles
Ive had this unit for a little while and hate it...plan to sell soon...buggy bluetooth, ipod makes it crash alot tryin' to show album art, and the crossovers suck..only highpass and low pass..
Well, I'm not sure there's anything "better". This unit seemed to have the least number of detractors in this class. I have one, and it has some very nice features and some odd limitations:
Screen is very nice - bright and clear
Sound is good, though only through I'm using external amps
The nav is very nice, if determined to take me back roads more than I like
- voice command works well, though not flawless
All the different source options are great, though it would be nice to be able to hide the inactive ones (like TV and Satellite)
Boot time really isn't that bad (12-15 seconds), and the backup camera will come up in about 4-5 seconds (before the unit fully boots).
With 8000 songs, the ipod interface works pretty well (easy to nav)
My HTC touch pro won't stay connected via Bluetooth. It's odd as it works with my headsets, and it worked with my old Parrot 3000 add-on unit
USB and mp3 discs don't allow FF/Rew, just track fwd/back. That really sucks if you put a movie on a flash drive
the iPod interface uses the internal ipod decoders, which - aside from being lousy - can be fouled by iPod HD noise (Apple hardware sucks)
when playing a song on the ipod with artwork, you can't skip to the next song until the artwork loads.
In my unit, DVD video freezes from time to time (gotta send it back for that one).
I might be disappointed in the limited am/fm preset options, but I live in the sticks and I only have 3-4 stations I like, so having 6 presets each is no big deal.
If I could get the BT working (well, and the DVD), I'd be pretty happy with the unit. If anyone else has had an issue with the Touch Pro and figured ou how to get the connection consistent, I'd love to hear about it.