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April 19, 2014 CS-CR1210-US in 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport
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Review by
Phil from Littleton, CO
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After reading the excellent review on another site, I began researching the Rosen Car Show Piranha CS-CR1210-US for my 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport. I had the standard factory radio (RES) single CD with steering wheel controls.
There are a couple installation videos that Rosen has on YouTube that also helped me with my decision. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds58NrtGQfc

I wanted something that looked factory, had Sirius/XM, Bluetooth, RDS, hands free phone, backup camera, worked with my steering wheel controls and was easy to install. I also did not want to pay $1000+ for this. This unit fit my needs very well.

I ordered it from Sonic Elextronix after calling them with a few questions. I wanted to make sure this was truly plug and play. Sonic was cheeper then other online retailers and I used my savings to purchase a Metra TE-THC backup camera. I also picked up the SXV200V1 Sirius XM Connect tuner at a local big box retailer. UPS delivery from Sonic was 4 days.

I spent the better part of an evening and morning for the install. No real problems, I just went real slow and wanted to get it right. The toughest part was the rear camera install. I ended up putting the camera in the trailer hitch cover because I did not want to remove the bumper.

The fit of the head unit is very tight and make sure you donít pinch or cut any wires trying to get them all pushed up behind the radio.

Everything worked fine except the backup camera. My quick splice connector at the back up lights did not work with the very thin backup camera wires. I had to cut the wires and use a butt connector. Then all was fine.

The unit works and sounds great and is truly plug and play. It comes with the harness needed for the Sirius XM SXV200V1 and set up was easy. The steering wheel controls, volume, will switch radio presets, scan radio frequencies and let you switch on navigation. For some reason once in navigation, I canít switch back out, with the steering wheel controls, although I can still change radio presets with the steering wheel controls while navigation is on.

My only concern is if I can update maps in the future. The web site Rosen sends you to wants you to download different installation software. My computers are Apple and it looks like their stuff is Windows only. I would be interested if someone has successfully updated their software from the web site Navieextras.com.

My install is only one day old but so far I am very happy with my purchase. This is a very nice, professional looking do it yourself install for someone who likes to tinker, but is not a professional.
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January 28, 2015 Great headunit but could be improved.
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Danny from Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I've had the unit installed for about 2 months now and I feel I now is a good time to share a review of the product. I installed it on a 13' Wrangler sport with a standard CD player (no bluetooth, no nav) The bad section is mostly nitpicking but I feel it should be mentioned.

Good =)

- Really simple install, everything went together fairly simple. Im a hobby mechanic at best and only really own a simple tool set.
- Fit is spot on and it looks OEM. Even the green illumination matches my Jeep (very close if it exact)
- Lots of potential to add more. eventually I want to add a rear view cam and maybe a small system.
- Navigation has worked very well so far. Music apps display artwork and function reasonably ok
- Steering wheels controls are included (mostly)
- Bluetooth calling works well even without the external mic installed

Bad =(
- Canada maps are NOT included. This is a extra $70 or so
- No album art or track info is displayed while playing through bluetooth. SD cards will have this feature.
- At times changing tracks can lag. This may be a limitation of the memory card im using but an issue all the same.
- Steering wheel track up/down does not work on 12+ Wranglers. You can skip tracks with the small middle button but unable to go back. luckily those buttons are also on the headunit.
- I have not had luck with video playback. tried maybe formats on a SD card but no luck (DVDs should work)
- making calls feels like it could be abit easier
- The UI just seems very clunky in general. There is very little customization and most menus leave something to be desired. Even just simply navigating to different menus can take some effort.

Like I said mostly nitpicking... no major issues though. For anyone wanting a clean OEM-like install that is also functional, im confident this is the unit for you. I've had several people look at it now and couldn't believe it didn't come with my Jeep. Other units may do more or even work slightly better but they don't look like they belong.
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