"Awesome receiver/GPS/DVD player!! JVC did it RIGHT!!"5.0 starson by blacksnake03
Pros: CUSTOM WELCOME/GOODBYE MESSSAGE, STATION NAMING, FAST AND ACCURATE CALCULATION, USB PORT, READS MANY FILE TYPES, MOTION SENSOR FOR HAND, EASY INSTALL (DO IT YOURSELF), CUSTOM COLORS/BACKGROUNDS, ETC.
Cons: MAIN RADIO SCREEN DOES NOT HAVE A LIST TO CHOOSE YOUR PRESET (LIKE THE AVIC-N1 HAD). You have to touch the "list" screen to pull it up or simply touch "up" or "down" to get to your preset. NO BIG DEAL THO.
Summary: I did a lot of searching for a double din GPS/DVD player. I had one of the first out on the market (PIONEER AVIC-N1) back in 2001 or so and since then have never regretted spending (at the time) $2100 on it. So now in 2009 I have a new car and had a double DIN, so i wanted to get the most out of it. I always though of JVC as one of the cheapest brands Best Buy or Crutchfield would carry, so I stayed away. Until now. I love it! You get so much more functionality for a lower price than the "better name" brands. There's nothing that compares to it at the moment (December 09). I installed it in ONE night in my 2003 Mustang Cobra (Mach 460 stock) and although i have to run speaker wire to my mid/sub speakers (Mach 460/1000 is not compatible with aftermarket stuff), it's well worth it. The station naming, custom colors, multitude of options for sources, custom messages to greet you and say goodbye to you, motion sensor, fast calculations, etc. etc. all make this thing awsome and much better than the AVIC-N1 (or, for that matter, anything on the market today). I bought it refurbished for $550. It came in lookin brand new. I got no complaints (except for the one small "con" above). USB devices are so cheap nowadays, you basically have unlimited storage for music. I keep the usb in the glovebox and let the radio do its thing. Not much more to say, except I'm very happy with the purchase.