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Average Customer Rating is 3.6 out of 5 stars:
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January 5, 2012 Not the best bang for your buck.
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Ryan from Brampton, ON, Canada
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Horribly slow, Features are okay but takes forever to get to where you need to get. Best thing about the deck is the Tom Tom navigation + The Graphics, Its a really clean design.

Not a lot of video files are supported. Conclusion, sent it back within a month and bought a Pioneer Z130BT.
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November 16, 2011 disapointed with video options/format
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Ralph from Mahe, 0, Seychelles
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Video formats are very restricted. And radio frequencies not supported for eeuropien and African market. Works by 200 MHz and maps cannot be uploaded but downloaded and when it gets to maps not available. Its a waste of money nevertheless. Sound quality is excellent including other features.
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November 3, 2011 good unit with flaws
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jacob from Spring Valley, CA
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I own this unit, but did not purchase it from Sonic.

The XNV-770bt is a great first try and double din nav for sony. However, it has its short comings. I for one, find the display quality to be top notch. Movies looks great and you can see all the little details on your album art. The layout is easy to maneuver around; even while driving. Its a little bland looking, but I think its a good thing. I checkout kenwoods line up and there is no way I could navigate that while driving. It looks pretty but its only practical if your sitting still.

It has many great features for the price. Not alot of sound tweaking features. Only high pass crossover for speakers and low pas for subs. No active tuning but it does have a 7 band EQ and T/A which is great. Also, I like its radio/CD interface. But I dont like the RDS info, or lack there of. It only shows like 10 lines of text at a time. A big chunk of the screen isnt utilized.

There are major issues with the TomTom nav. It is a known issue that after awhile, these units will lose satellite signal and rarely be able to get it back. Mine worked for 3 months before I lost signal and I didnt get it back for two weeks. I had no luck resetting the unit to fix it. Only connecting it to my computer and using up and update fixed it. For now...... knock on wood.

I also had to RMA my first one because the tomtom voice didnt work. Wasn't a settings issue, it just didnt work. No sound.

Overall, I think it was a good attempt. I like this unit alot. I just wish the radio RDS showed more than a few lines of text and that tomtom would get their act together and fix their gps.
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October 2, 2011 Tomtom vs Garmin
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John from Houston, TX
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I bought this stereo to consolidate my radio, gps, hands free and MP3 player.

The stereo works fine, but the screen/button layout is boring. Simple monochromatics controls. For having a beautiful 7" screen why does it only display 15-20 characters of the song artist/title.

MP3 player, when it finds my iPod it works great. Doesn't always find the player and loses its place when disconeccted.

Tom Tom GPS. Recalculates faster than my previous Garmin. It has some nice features, but takes to many steps to enter a destination. Point of Interests is not very user friendly. Internet updating for Tom Tom is nice. GPS receiver does not always connect with satelites. This is very frustrating.

So far I have not be able to get the DVD player to play video.

Bluetooth/handsfree functions work great. Good sound and pickup for the phone. Streaming music from phone works great. Phone book is clumsy to use.
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August 8, 2011 Good value, adequate unit
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Pranny from North York, ON, Canada
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There are no perfect head units imo, but this unit is decent and presents good functionality. User interface however is not too logical and the processor is too slow to register commands. I used to have an OE Navi unit in my Acura, and when I bought this for a Toyota, I bought it with the intention of keeping it even after I sell this vehicle. No comparison to Acura's, but I won't mind keeping it until it busts.
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June 4, 2011 Perhaps a little too ahead of it's time.
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Tyler from Round Rock, Texas
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I purchased this unit to use as many functions as possible. I have the Sony back up camera, too. The unit was professionally installed by a great fellow at B*** B**.

The iPod USB and the need for in-dash navigation were the catalysts for choosing this unit. As stated in the other reviews of this deck, the iPod menu is maddening. I hate, Hate, HATE that I have to go back to the top search menu when selecting music. Why couldn't they integrate the Voice Control as the blue tooth phone link uses? I either have to pull over, wait for a traffic light, or risk a collision to use the touch screen and it's very small function fields, in addition to the constant need to press twice or three times before the command takes. Ugh!

DVD sounds and looks great (when the parking brake is applied). Tom Tom is awesome...but since this is my first car navi, is it common for the unit to lock up waiting for a "valid GPS signal". This has become more common after a month of ownership and I am having quality concerns. The backup camera is cool, but, once again, I hate, Hate, HATE that I have to ask the damned unit's permission to view by pressing a "usage agreement" button, BEFORE I can see my rear view on the monitor. BTW, the startup of the unit and subsequent agreement buttons take longer than starting the car, putting on seat belt and waiting an addition few seconds so I can use my expensive, fancy piece of showy tech. The awesome Tom Tom also requires a usage agreement before you can use. SUGGESTION: Once I install the navi-deck that I purchased and have used daily for several weeks, how about the first time I agree...that's it? Why must I ask constant permission to see where I going? Jeez! Also, you have to remove the iPod or USB music memory every damned time you shut off the vehicle!!! The music with appear on the touchscreen just as when you left the car, but will have no sound until you turn the unit OFF and ON and THEN plug the iPod/USB music back in in order to hear. Ugh, UGH!

So, in short, the unit has a number of electronic gremlins that come and go. The stereo sounds amazing, once the ladder menu gets me to my selected tunes. The radio interface is great, but Sony should make better use of all that screen space. Very dull. I'm not looking for a distraction, but a wallpaper, or something akin to a screen saver graphic would serve the technology and consumer better. Even $150 units have active electronic EQs or graphic using only LED screens. What gives, Sony?

This was a unit that was clearly rushed to market without adequate testing. I look forward to future models that speak to these glaring oversights that I found after only a few hours of use. I would rather navigate my music through my iPod. Do you know how embarrassing it is to try and impress a girl on a date when your glitchy car audio/navi system is requiring all your attention?

Don't get me wring, I like this unit, and hope it won't screw me over on my summer road trip across the desert SW. I'll still take my Road Atlas, but that kind of defeats the purpose. There is still trust to be earned by this unit. We'll certainly see.
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