I bought this stereo to replace the factory stereo in my Ford Focus and I am so happy with my choice! I love having the touch screen for all of the controls and love the iPod hookup and bluetooth. I leave my iPod hooked up in a small compartment on the left side of the steering wheel. The iPod control works very well! The feature I love the most is the bluetooth. My phone automatically connects with the stereo as soon as I start the car. This was weird to get used to at first, especially if I was on the phone when I got into my car an all of a sudden I couldn't hear the other person, until I turned up the stereo, it switches over automatically! I also love how if I am listening to my iPod and get a call, the song is paused. I also stream Pandora from my phone to the stereo, very cool! Sometimes I even play Youtube videos on my phone and listen through the stereo bluetooth. I don't have a video iPod or iPhone, so I haven't tried playing videos from them onto the stereo screen. Another cool feature is that you can set the start-up volume! So, when you turn off the car after driving with the volume high, when you restart the car, the volume goes to the pre-set value, so no more blsting your ears off when you first start the car!!! The only complaint I have, which might have a solution that I haven't found yet, is the bluetooth phone call volume is pretty low, so I have to turn up the stereo volume to hear the other person, but when I hang up and the radio or iPod starts playing again, I have to quickly turn the volume down. Not the end of the world, but it can be annoying.
One feature that I wish the stereo had, is when listening to my iPod, I wish I could drag the progress bar to quickly move further into the song. I listen to some 2 hr trance mixes and it would be nice to be able to jump 10 minutes instead of the normal fast forward of like 20 seconds per second. You can drag the scroll bar when going through you song list, to move faster through the list, so it seems like it would be possible in a song.
By the way, if you ground the pink video wire to any screw behind the dash, you can watch video while driving. It was going to be way too difficult to connect the pink wire to my handbrake! I watched Top Gun on the stereo and the sound was AWESOME! This is a very nice feature packed head unit!
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