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Customer Review Summary for Alpine CDE-W235BT
Average Customer Rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars:
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4.6
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4.5
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January 12, 2014 Bluetooth issues
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Chad from Trussville, AL
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Great sound quality, features, and look for the price. Has issues with my wife's droid RAZR, however, using streaming Bluetooth. Hands free phone works perfectly. Will display "BT a paused" after one song is played through Pandora or Google music. According to forums, the head unit has issues with Motorola Verizon phones. Ah well, she uses the aux in to get around it. Overall a good head unit.
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September 20, 2013 alpine deck
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justin from oshawa, ON, Canada
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its a very powerful and good looking car deck would buy another one again
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September 17, 2013 Pretty good, though a bit of a concern.
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Andy from Austin, TX
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I'm not sure whether mine is defective since it doesn't take in the disc. If anything.. any disc I put in it spits it right back out for an unknown reason. I'm not sure if this is always the case. It's pretty good, wish it would have a visualizer though and wish it would actually read discs. Luckily I've been using the bluetooth feature which is fantastic.
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September 11, 2013 Good car stereo
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Ivan from Chisinau, Moldova, Republic Of
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I purchased this item because of bluetooth connectivity and USB flash connector and i liked how stereo looks , I use this stereo about half of year so the pros and cons that I detected :

pros:
- good design
- good sound
- good Bluetooth connectivity (i use it as hands free with my phone Nokia 5800 and as music sours prom phone )

cons :
- Sometimes phone does not connect automaticaly but it my be a phone problem
- The biggest problem that i found is file structure of files on usb flash and searching of music found on flash drive (stereo can read 100 folders in one folder max 100 files ) so mostly I listen to random music on my usb flash drive becouse it's hard to find desired song/artist/album
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April 30, 2013 Great Unit!
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Randy P from NE Ohio
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I really like this unit.
It sounds great. I replace a cheaper Pioneer that was rated for the same power but this is much more powerful with cleaner, fuller sound.
I didn't realize that a head unit could make so much difference. With the Pioneer it sounded bad enough that I was planning to replace the factory Bose speakers but now don't feel I need to do that.

Bluetooth is great, installation was easy. Controls are easy once you figure them out.
I love the USB on the front. An 8gig memory stick holds 100 MP3 CDs and only costs a few bucks. Don't have to burn and carry CDs anymore!

I don't like the low-res display, it is blocky and doesn't give as much info as I'd like. I expected better but you don't see the display until you actually install and turn on the unit.
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October 6, 2012 Feature packed for Apple Users
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GravyGoodness from Elm City, NC
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Installed this unit in a 2008 Sliverado. Looks great, and provides plenty of juice for the Rockford Fosgate 6.5" co-ax speakers in the truck. Excellent upgrade from stock.

There are problems though, streaming music from a player (I use Winamp for Android) from my Android powered phone causes errors with the unit. As long as there is a seamless supply of tunes, there is no problem. If there is a pause in between songs, such as Pandora, then the head unit shows a "BT Pause" error and will not stream. This has to do with the Alpine programming and the Android OS - what's worse is that I do not see a fix on the horizon. Even if it worked seamlessly, there is no control for streaming music or Pandora other than volume control through the unit. The phone option works great though and the supplied mic provides great sound quality.

I am not unhappy with the unit, because it is miles better than stock, but if I knew that it would have bugs with an Android phone, I would of never bought it.

Also, I think the display could be a little better now that LCD displays have come so far in recent years.

Great value for stock replacement, Excellent value for Apple device users.
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