"Great unit for in-car cellular communication"4.0 starson by gunnar123
Pros: Good audio quality, excellent Bluetooth handling, handsome
Cons: Could have used the display better, usability quirks
Summary: Clearly developed by Bluetooth SW engineers rather than seasoned Sony in-dash stereo senior developers Some music playback features reinvented unneccesarlily and with too little regard to usability. Why isn't there a list of MP3 songs to scroll, or the ability to type "98" in order to play song #98 on disc instead of pushing the joystick 98 times to arrive there ?? Even units at a third of the price can do that.
The great display not used optimally for music information presentation. This could have been made to look soo great. Sound animations not in sync with music but lags behind some 0.5 seconds. Why not delay the audio to make it coincide with the graphics output ?
Some of the grahics is just silly and of little use, apparently developed for a color display that isn't there.
But what a wonderful phone interface !
Making calls are so convenient.
And audio quality for music playback is great both from CD and phone streaming.
A lot of development work apparently got into this.
I tested it with the Sony Ericsson P990 and M600 models, excellent result.
If you do much phone talk from your car, then this is for you.