Sony XNV-770BT

In-Dash Double DIN DVD, CD, MP3 and GPS Navigation Receiver with 7" Touchscreen LCD Monitor


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High Resolution 7” Touchscreen
The displays that put Sony at the head of the TV industry are now integrated into the 12-volt car industry. The Sony XNV-770BT features a large 7” touch screen display that makes your DVDs look incredible and make the on-screen controls easier to use. By increasing the screen size of the car stereo, more room is left to the user for the basic operations, gesture controls, and a larger display for watching your favorite movies. Stay informed and stay entertained with the large display.

Advanced GPS Navigation from TomTom
Introducing the first units that Sony has released with the TomTom GPS navigation interface, the Sony XNV-770BT and the XNV-660BT. The advanced TomTom navigation system features map updates, real-time feedback, text-to-speech spoken street names, my TomTom software, and more! IQ Routes evaluates routes based on the actual speed of traffic and will then recommend the fastest route. The result is a more accurate, faster way to travel. The lane guidance informs the driver what lane they need to be in order to make the right turns at the right time. The Quick GPSFix system will predict satellite positions for a quicker GPS pick-up and faster starts. Trust Sony and TomTom for accurate and fast navigation to your destination.

Integrated Bluetooth Technology
Take calls and stream audio with ease! The Sony XNV-770BT makes connecting a Bluetooth device easy. After the fast and easy pairing process, you will be able to make and receive calls. Included in the box is a wired microphone that can be installed to the position in the car that will be the best. Phone books are transferred to the unit to make it easy to make calls from the stereo. If you have an media device that can stream audio using A2DP, the Bluetooth connection will allow that music to stream wirelessly directly to the stereo.

Seamless iPod/iPhone Integration
Connect an iPod or an iPhone to the Sony XNV-770BT and you will experience the ultimate in iPod integration. Fast and seamless playback of audio files is standard, as well as video files with the correct video cable. The EQ7 and advanced sound engines tune the music to perfection so you can hear the music the way it should be heard. Switch over to the SensMe application and let it choose the music for you. Along with the seamless iPod connection, Sony incorporates high-end audio processing into this unit. The Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) shapes the sound in the vehicle to create a virtual center speaker. A 24-bit Digital-to Analog converter ensures higher quality sound processing of the music. And if that isn’t enough, Dolby Digital support comes standard on this unit to make your movies experience that much better.


General Features:

  • In-dash DVD, AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA player with Remote
  • Built-in GPS Navigation from TomTom
  • Integrated Bluetooh technology for taking calls and streaming audio
  • SensMe intuitive music application with 12 Tone Analysis and Gracenote support
  • Fixed front face with CD slot
  • Full color display
  • 7" Full color display
  • Wireless remote control included
  • White button lighting
  • Gesture commands allow the user to operate the unit with command stroke on the display
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 52 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 1-year warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, MPEG-4, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, WMA, AAC, JPEG
  • Playback of Region 1 DVD discs
  • SSIR-EXA tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • Multi-channel audio decoder with Dolby Digital support
  • 24-bit Digital-to-analog converter for higher quality sound
  • EQ7: 7-band parametric equalizer with 8 tone curves (7 presets and 1 custom)
  • Center Speaker Optimizer (CSO) creates a virtual 5.1 listening experience
  • Advanced Sound Engine (ASE) with Intelligent Time Alignment (ITA) for incredible sound reproduction
  • Rear Bass Enhancer (RBE) places a low-pass filter on the rear speaker to allow the rear speaker to act as a subwoofer
  • Radio Data System (RDS) displays music track information when listening to compatible radio stations
  • Zappin plays music in 6, 9, or 30-second clips until you find the song you're looking for

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 4V preamp outputs (front, rear and mono-subwoofer)
  • SIRIUS Satellite Radio Ready: SIRIUS Radio Package required and sold separately
  • HD Radio Ready: Sony XT-100HD required and sold separately
  • Bluetooth Ready: Built-in Bluetooth technology and included microphone for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • iPod/iPhone Ready:
    • Audio Playback: iPod Cable Included
    • Audio & Video Playback: iPod A/V Cable Included
  • Rear auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Rear video input for back-up camera: Standard RCA composite video input is compatible with most universal rear view cameras, however Sony recommends the Sony XA-R800C
  • Rear auxiliary input: RCA Audio Input
  • Rear USB port
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-PS or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately

Navigation Features:

  • Powerful Navigation from TomTom
  • Maps of the Complete USA and Canada
  • Latest map guarantee
  • Always up-to-date with TomTom HOME
  • Advanced lane guidance
  • TomTom Map Share
  • IQ Routes
  • Speed camera radar locations on map
  • Convenient "Help Me" menu
  • Spoken street names and turn-by-turn navigation
  • 2D and 3D map options

Bluetooth Features:

  • Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming
  • Bluetooth version 2.0 +EDR certified
  • Bluetooth range up to 32.8 ft.
  • Supports A2DP audio streaming
  • Pairs with up to 9 phones
  • Bluetooth profiles supported:
    • HFP: Hands Free Profile allows a hands-free car kit to connect to a compatible mobile phone
    • PBAP: Phone Book Access Profile allows the car stereo to display the name of the incoming caller, as well as access the contact list of the mobile phone directly from the car stereo
    • A2DP: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile allows high quality audio to be streamed from an audio device to the car stereo
    • AVRCP: Audio/Video Remote Control Profile supports basic remote control functions (play, pause, etc) via Bluetooth
    • OPP: Object Push Profile for sending basic "objects" such as pictures and other virtual material
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a external wired microphone for clear, distortion-free talking

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Double DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Security Code
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

52 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
17 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Mono-Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
4 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
EQ7: 7-band parametric equalizer with 8 tone curves (7 presets and 1 custom)
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

TFT-LCD Monitor
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Full Color
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
120 dB
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.


Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
DVD Region Number
This is the region number that the DVD receiver is compatible with. Almost any device that has the ability to play a DVD disk has a region number. DVD region codes restrict playback of movies that come from geographical locations outside of your residing place.
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

2 Sets of Rear RCA A/V Inputs

Monitor Screen Features

If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
Monitor Angle Adjustment

This means that the unit is able to tilt backwards so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, this type of pivot means that the bottom of the screen stays stationary while the top of the screen retracts. On Double DIN units this means that the bottom of the screen slides forward while the top of the screen moves down, resulting in a backwards angle tilt.

This means that the unit is able to tilt forward so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, a forward pivot keeps the bottom of the screen stationary while the top of the screen moves forward. On select Double DIN units, a forward tilt is sometimes referred to as a reverse tilt. The bottom of the screen remains in the same position while the top of the screen moves forward.

Left/Right Angle (Horizontal):
Some monitors allow the display to be rotated to the left or right in order to have the best viewing angle possible.

Slide In/Out:
A feature mainly found in select Kenwood units. It allows the entire screen to slide in and out. This is different from a forward/backward tilt in that the entire screen moves forward or backwards as opposed to just the top or bottom.

MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.
Device Mirroring
This is the ability to "mirror" a device's screen (i.e SmartPhone or Tablet) onto the headunit's display. Please check with the manufacture's website for updated information regarding compatibility and cables required for proper performance.

Navigation Features

Map Database
This is the map database that the system uses. The map database provider supplies the digital map, as well as the Points-of-Interests, map updates, fastest routes, and many other features.
Traffic Lane Guidance
Traffic Lane guidance is a convenient feature among navigation units. It enabled the navigation unit to tell the driver which lane that they should be in at any given time. This becomes quite useful when a particular lane is needed to exit the freeway or make a necessary turn.
These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Complete 50 USA
Navigation During Audio Playback
This feature allows the driver to listen to music while the unit is still navigating them to their destination.
Navigation During Video Playback
The feature allow the head unit to play videos while the navigation unit is still guiding them to their destination. This is ideal for those that use overhead or headrest monitors that receive a video signal from the in-dash navigation unit.
These are the different options for language. If you are looking for a specific language, please verify that the unit will be compatible with that language.
Map Dimensional Display
This is the manner in which the navigation maps are displayed. The majority of navigation units have either a 2D or a 3D map display, however some have options for both.
Speed Display
Speed display is a feature that allows the unit to display the speed of the vehicle. Using GPS technology, this feature also assisting in determining the estimated time of arrival on compatible units.
Search Options
Search options are the many different ways that the navigation unit is able to find your destination. Below are the definitions of what these mean.

Address: The user is able to enter a specific address and the unit will navigate there.

City: The unit is able to navigate to a city, without a specific address needed. A great feature when traveling across several states or provinces.

Coordinates: This is a convenient feature for when you have specific longitude and latitude values.

Favorites: These are shortcuts that you can set for easy access to commonly traveled locations. Examples could include your home, office, favorite restaurant, movie theater, or any other frequently traveled location.

Home: Program and save your home address for fast and simple navigation to your home.

Intersection: Searches for specific cross-streets rather than a specific address.

Map Browsing: This feature enables the user to point to a location on the navigation screen and choose to navigate there. A great feature for when you visually know where you want to go, but are not sure of the address or intersection.

Phone Number: Search for locations by their phone number. Perfect for when you know the phone number of a restaurant or similar locations, but do not have the address. Also convenient when a store has many locations and you need to go to the one that you have previously called.

Point-of-Interest (POI) Name: Search by name for Points-of-Interst such as restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity: Search for Points-of-Interst that are close by to your current location. Points-Of-Interests include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Points-of-Interest (POI) Type: Search for Points-of-Interst by there category. These include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Quick Search: Allows the user to search for specified POI's that are commonly used.

Recent (Previous) Searches: This feature will load the users recent searches for fast navigation back to them.

Route: This allows the user to select a route that has been previously established.

Map Browsing
Point-of-Interest (POI) Name
Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity
Points-of-Interest (POI) Type
Recent (Previous) Searches
Points of Interest
The number of points of interest included on the maps. Points of interest may include gas stations, restaurants, city centers, hotels, airports, and tourist attractions.
6 Million
Customizable POI
Customizable Points Of Interest (POI) allow the user to customize, select favorites, and add their own points of interest. This enabled the driver to get directions quickly to previously visited destination.

Expandability Features

Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

Yes (Built-In/Included GPS Navigation)
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
Optional - SIRIUS (Accessory required and sold separately)
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Yes (Built-in/Included [Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and/or Microphone Included])
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
Yes (Accessory recommended and sold separately)
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (Built-In/Included)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (Built-In/Included)
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

5G iPod Video (30, 60, & 80GB)
iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Nano 1st Generation (1, 2, & 4GB)
iPod Nano 2nd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 1st Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own cable.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating


Waldorf, MD

Not great, but a good buy!

June 1, 2012

I purchased this unit from SonicElectronix on April 12, 2011 and its been good to me. It does have some flaws. The radio station has presets, but it will display the artist of the last song you listened to while on the station. Stupid to me. And the display has all the information displayed on one line that scrolls while displaying the info. Touch screen reacts a little slow to touch, but its not too bad. Thats why I rated it low for the design. It does have plenty good things. The picture quality is bright and colorfull and the dvd's look great. I don't bother with cd's or Ipods, I have an 8g flash drive with over 1000 songs. The display shows the Artist, song and album titles with the album art. The bluetooth sounds crisp and clear during phone calls. I even use the bluetooth audio to play YouTube and other media from my phone through my stereo and it sounds good. I purchased the Sony SiriusXM tuner and antenna and have satellite radio. I love the programming. The navigation from Tom Tom is also great. I've heard all the bad reviews but I've had no problems with it at all. I hook it up to my laptop and download all the updates. The Tom Tom site actually lets my computer know when an update is available when I log on to the internet. The only thing I don't have is the back up camera and I'm planning on getting it and installing this summer. I love my Sony 770 BT. Does it have flaws? Yes! But, it's nothing to make me feel like it wasn't a good purchase.

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lake mills, WI

this thing is perfect!

May 25, 2011

If you are looking for the perfect navi unit, this is it. I never would have thought to buy Sony car audio, but this is great. It seems that Sony must have hired some great new engineers.

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Charlotte, NC

All in one stereo

March 15, 2012

I love the look and functionality of this unit. I have had a couple of issues that I've had to deal with. The first is when I turn on the car it is not always on the station I was listening to when I turned the car off. The other issue is the RCA outputs. When I connected them to my sub amp, it wasn't putting out a lot of bass. I ended up putting a line out converter with level adjustments to get the sound I want. No major issues, but it's good to know what you're dealing with before hand.

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disapointed with video options/format

November 16, 2011

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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Kobe Bean

Chicago, IL

Overall, a good product

April 30, 2012

The screen on this is beautiful. Videos look amazing on this. I haven't had any GPS problems. The only thing I hate is the ipod UI. It's pretty bad. No option to search and once you pick a song to play and go back to select another one you have to go all the way back and start the whole process from the beginning. Much easier to just control the ipod manually. Overall though this is a nice product, especially at the price.

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Horrible UI design, drives me nuts!

September 10, 2011

The unit itself is alright, probably on par with other similar devices in this price range (from JVC, Pioneer, etc) but the user interface is incredibly stupid! It looks as though Sony UI developers have been living in a vacuum. It does not support internalization at all, so playing an mp3 with asian, arabic or cyrillic ID3 tags brings the unit to halt by trying to read the file. After about 10 minutes of unsuccessful read attempts, it just shuts off. Also keep in mind that if you're into long mixes over an hour long, the speeds of fast-forward and Rev are extremely slow (x2 max) and there is no control over the progress bar like you have in winamp. Second, it does not have any codecs what's so ever. So if you're planning on watching .mp4, .avi or .mov movie, you might as well take a laptop. I bought this particular model only because of TomTom, but even that gave up on me. I had instances when I was driving for an hour(!) and it was still not able to find any satellites. And lastly, the overall hardware design is pretty flimsy. It might just be me, but there are some loose parts in the screen that constantly rattles when you hit a bump. After such a horrible experience, I decided to build my own carputer.

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Jeffersonville, ky


June 13, 2012

I love this Sony head unit. Works great so far. This is a great buy.

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Not the best bang for your buck.

January 5, 2012

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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Los Angeles, CA

Awesome in-dash stereo

November 5, 2011

I recommend this product because its easy to install and has many different features that come in handy. I bought this product about six months ago and i still love it.

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great product

July 4, 2012

Its is big monitor with easy to use function.tom tom navi is quick and accurate,and Sony product last long and I would recommed this unit.

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Charlie Brown

Fort Mohave, AZ

This GPS is a great value & is even better than advertised!

January 27, 2012

The unit works very well, easy to us and the large screen is great.

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Waldorf, MD

One of the best in-dash units

October 12, 2011

This in dash unit is great. Not a bad start up time. I love the way the face folds down. DVD picture quality is sharp. Gives your factory sound a great boost. Bluetooth is crisp and clear during calls. The aux and Ipod jacks are handy. I also bluetooth my audio through the system from my phone. I don't use CD's anymore. I have 1,000 songs on my 8g flash drive that I connect to my radio's USB port. It plays all of my mp3 songs. The radio station presets are not that great, it displays the last song played on the display for the station I.D. between the time you leave, then come back to the station. The navigation is good as well. Tom Tom does need to update their maps with the new areas where houses are and development have finished. It's behind and doesn't find some of the newer communities streets. The remote would be handy but, I have the steering wheel control so I adjust the controls from my wheel. Overall, great buy for the price. I found it to be more expensive at other shops.

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Good value, adequate unit

August 8, 2011

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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Spring Valley, CA

good unit with flaws

November 3, 2011

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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Houston, TX

Tomtom vs Garmin

October 2, 2011

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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Round Rock, Texas

Perhaps a little too ahead of it's time.

June 4, 2011

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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San Francisco

Pretty sweet 'till it broke.

May 18, 2011

The good:

* sound- used in hybrid sound quality install - works for me (by hybrid sound quality install I mean it's a SQ install with a navi unit; not a pure SQ install if using any navi unit is my take)
* navigation- works well, nice looking, easy to update GPS and maps
* video- looks good, big screen
* starts up quick

The bad:

* slow response to finger presses (you have to press firm, slowly)
* i -pod menu access slow and always goes to back to beginning
* Sense me feature and included i-pod video cable incompatible
* Not free maps for life (some tomtom's give you that)
* No live traffic report
* It broke! (don't know if this is more common for this unit vs. competitors, but sux for me!)

Not a bad unit, I was happy enough with it. My advice is buy the extended warranty. My unit broke after 30 days now I have to wait for repair.

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Ryan R.

Raleigh, NC

I will never buy another Sony product again

March 8, 2012

I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone that wants to experience and use an actual unit that will work. I have installed the unit and I have had it in my vehicle for 2 days and the unit is defective out of the box. I have come to figure out that the unit has been discontinued (I CAN TELL WHY) and the unit is one of the worst units I have ever installed or dealt with. I was a certified installer for 7 years and I am currently a mechanic. I have installed 100's of units and this is by far a let down. I am not impressed at all. I had the opportunity to use my unit twice since I have installed it and I have spent the rest of the time starring at a black screen. AWESOME! NOT!

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hi there

October 5, 2011

I am very satisfied whit my sony it works perfect.

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Round Rock, TX

Follow up review from Tyler

September 11, 2011 I took the family on a 5200-mile road trip around the desert southwest for three weeks in July and I am ready really review the Sony Nav unit. Watch out, there's strong language that follows.

As we all enjoyed looking at home video taken by my son while I was driving through colorful Colorado, I was 'booping and beeping' (code for pressing endless buttons to work the tedious menus) and muttering on the video over the damned worthless navigation menu while trying to trick the navigation into finding that elusive "valid GPS signal" during a clear blue day at the top of the Rocky mountains". F&&&%%g piece of s*&t! hung me out to dry for three days before it "found" it's next which time I was already back to relying solely on the atlas. More reasons for using a physical map over this unit later.

The iPod-based music developed an incessant hiss during music play that about drove me to pull my hair out. Cycling through three different MP3 players confirmed that the issue was coming from the deck, not my iPhone, or the Zune, or that cheap Wal-mart Mp3 player.

Before I forget, I will point out two significant failures by the navigation. And yes, I understand that Tom-Tom disclaims any responsibility for both wrong directions and missed short-cuts. The trek to Carlsbad Caverns had 40 miles (one way - 80 freaking miles total) added to it since the Tom-Tom didn't recognize the highway that cut across rather than send us way north to the town of Carlsbad (the navigation was set to the National Park, BTW). The second and last failure before this POS blanked out for a week occurred in the remote village of Los Angeles, California, once again, during perfect weather and while acknowledging over a dozen satellites in the GPS menu. While seeking an evening at the Griffith Observatory, the navigation insisted that we turn into an incorrect neighborhood at dusk, not the giant city park, and even gave us specific verbal directions through scores of switchbacks to get as high up the ridge as possible before we reached the dead end next to someone's house. I don't mean to go on, but you've heard of this place, right...Griffith Observatory, like in about 50 movies? Well, "Jane" the British chick's voice that directed us through this bourgeois neighborhood, became something of a joke for all of us before I just shut her off for good. I still find humor in letting her direct me home from my office 8 miles from home when she decides to find a signal...which is two or three times a week. She still wants me to go 5 miles out of the way to the Interstate even when I am within a mile of home. Last month she worked every day for two week straight!!!...not enough to rebuild the trust lost out on the open road when she was needed. Oh, gosh, that totally reminds me, "Jane" took a three day vacation while we were in we weren't actually led astray, just forgotten. During an intense thunderstorm, I couldn't locate a shadow to find east to get to Aurora and Jane sure as hell wasn't around to help. I did what every new owner of this unit would do in this situation. I pulled over and asked for directions and bought a city map. F*%k you, Jane!

So, I guess it's fair to say, I'm unhappy with this unit. The DVD is great and the radio works, but so what? I dropped over a grand between this deck and installation to avoid the issues that were actually compounded by having this pile of junk clogging up my dashboard. We actually laugh about it now, since the impact was negligible and we used our other resources to navigate around the Tom-Tom (pretty funny, huh?). But really, what the hell is the point if I can see 14-16 satellites on the configuration screen, but the GD Tom-Tom can't seem to triangulate a signal. And I really got pissed when, while driving, I looked over at the light to some college student on a 1980's Toyota looking at clear directions in his 2" screen Tom-Tom windshield unit while my crazy-expensive unit was OOO. I honked my horn and asked him what he was using, just to be sure. I have been to several forums and have found that this was the biggest issue with these units in Europe BEFORE they were made available in the US. So, with full knowledge of this problem, Sony decided to drop these defective units on folks like me. I'm not sure is my warranty is still good, and I have no idea how I would replace the old CD player since the entire dashboard came off for the install.

I'm feeling pretty boned and disappointed. But, I don't want to come across as a total whiner, but I have seen dozens factory of in-dash navigation units, and not one has these problems. I though I was making a keen decision to put one in my 8-year-old car. Talking about this unit makes me sad, so I'm going to stop now. It should have been really cool, you know?

Do not buy this hunk of garbage. Once the bugs get worked out, navigation signal loss, iPod navigation menu, whatever that hiss was, and the other breakage problems I have read about, it should be state of the art. Until then, stay away! I wonder if the Alpine is reliable? Thoughts? comments?

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