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Customer Review Summary for Pioneer FH-P8000BT
Average Customer Rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars:
4.4
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Average Attributes Rating:
Durability
4.5
Value
4.6
Features
4.7
Design
4.3
Usability
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July 19, 2011 I hate this radio
Review by
Alex from Danville, CA
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Not only is it buggy but its just horribly laid out. Getting it to pair with my wifes iPhone (3GS w/iOS4) is a crap shoot. Sometimes it goes, sometimes not. It NEVER streams BT audio. You also think that it would pair with the first phone it notices that it has a relationship with. Not the case. If you connect to one phone it wont connect to a different phone until you tell it to. Again, that is a crap shoot.

As far as the interface goes everything is controlled by the center knob. What item you actually have selected is weird at first since there is no indicator. Its just the item on the middle line of the display. Pushing the knob selects things. Small things like navigating preset stations is in the form of a list and picking the one in the middle via pushing, while navigating up or down, selects it. There are no preset buttons which is a huge pain. Everything is multiple pushes. Nothing is fast and easy.

The lights are a BRIGHT blue. We have it in a Toyota Sequoia and it just looks odd. I could have sworn it had illumination color but I guess that was the Clarion I was looking at that I should have purchased. My mistake but an ugly one.

Trying to find any menu items is difficult at best. Do I press up, down, right? Ugh, wrong choice how to I exit out? How do I go back to the root menu? Nope that is another button. There was no usability testing by Pioneer on this and I am wondering how much QA. There have also been no updates to address any bugs.

I wish I could return this radio because I am not happy. I will be selling it on Craigslist I guess. I hate using it so I cant expect my wife to.
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