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|Customer Review Summary for Pioneer AVIC-Z130BT|
|April 5, 2012||Best Deck Out There!!||
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
TheRealMostDope from milwaukee, WI
-After looking at a few competitors such as the INA-W900 Alpine I eventually came to buy the Pioneer. I liked the Alpines look more than the Pioneer but I would rather have buttons like the Pioneers, these probably wont break seeing as they are built in. The gloss black also looks very sleek, when compared to the gray of the alpine.
-The HD radio tuner makes a big difference. Forget the background noise from normal radio stations; with the HD radio tuner you wont hear that at all. The sound is nearly as good as a CD, and speaking of CD use, that is very good as well. Although not all CDs will show album information such as song name and album artist.
-The video playback is also very good, I have had a few Double DINs before this and this is my best unit so far. It's also blown me away with the resolution and colors of the screen. You can also bring up the controls of the deck while the video is playing which does not stop the video so that is nice to not have to start up the video again.
-I also have this deck hooked up with the USB going into the glovebox. The controls for the iPod are easy to use and understand. The only thing is though, the deck will upon startup re-create a voice recognition library of your iPods songs, and until that is done you cannot do anything but go to the next song or go to the last song, you cannot search for a different song until it is updated. This is somewhat annoying as it happens every time the unit is turned on. Sometimes it takes up to 5 minutes before the VR is updated.
-The GPS is also very easy to use if you know the full address. It looks great when it is running and you can change the view of the GPS to several different orientations. Also when you type in a destination the deck will give you several different routes to get there as well as what time you will get there.
-I have two amplifiers and a back up camera hooked up to this unit as well. The operation of the back up camera is great. The controls on the deck also work very well with controlling the e.q. levels and hi/lo pass filters of the external amplifiers.
-Probably the only things I do not like about this deck is that voice recognition does not always seem to work. The Bluetooth during phone calls is great and the people on the other end of the call always say they can hear me clearly, I have my mic right above my rearview mirror. The voice recognition thought like I said is sketchy at best. Many times when you ask the deck to "play artist ____" the deck will say it did not understand. Keep in mind this does not always happen, but I don't really use the voice controls a lot either. Also the music sphere application does not work with the deck unless you have a Windows computer, otherwise the application will not work. The App radio app will also not work unless you have a iPhone, but I have heard from several audio shop friends that Pioneer is in the works with making these apps Android friendly.
-Overall, it's a great deck and I would recommend it. Go out and buy it. It does it all, and you can match the button colors to the car.