New radio for the wife, Apple Car Play is a-mazing!

Discussion in 'All Non-S197 Media' started by RocketcarX, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. RocketcarX

    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    When the wife wants better tunes, the wife gets better tunes, lol.
    She really wanted this Sony deck and man is it nice! The dedicated volume knob and track skip buttons are a must for me, she agrees. Its just too much work to try to look for screen buttons while driving. This deck kept the factory rear seat entertainment and the factory sub all working beautifully. The factory sound system sounds like I upgraded everything now, this sucker will jam!
    Apple Car Play is so seemless there was virtually no learning curve with this deck. The maps feature means a navigation specific deck was pointless. This is a media player, meaning it has no CD mechanism. Neither of us even own a CD at this point, the bulk of the music content we use is streamed from Amazon Music or Pandora so this thing was perfect.
    You can load pictures and video from a USB drive, it has a reverse camera input, the built in EQ abilities and crossovers will give you all the control you need and it is charging your phone the whole time it is plugged in so no mess of cords.
    As always it came from Crutchfield.com, we used the PAC wiring adapter and Metra install kit they include at a huge discount when you purchase a radio. Probably took me 45 minutes between wiring and installation, no problem. IMG_7917.JPG
     
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    Does the sun ever reduce the visibility of the screen? My Kenwood can be bad if the sun is shining right on it, especially with sunglasses on.
     
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    Nice clean install. I use Crutchfield also. They are a great resource for all car audio. Good job.
     
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    RocketcarX 95% of my weight is fuel

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    The sun is shinning on it fairly directly in the picture, but when I rolled down the tinted windows to check just that issue it did reduce the visibility a small amount, not enough to call it washed out or anything. I think 95% of the time it will be fine.
     

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