"Excellent unit but miss on the target on a few features"4.0 starson by socaltc
Pros: Excellent Ipod Interface. Large 7" Screen
Cons: Must use Ipod to start Ipod Video. One way tilt screen.
Summary: On the plus side this unit has the best Ipod Interface I have seen. Real time playlist creation is not necessary. Its much easier to create your playlist on the PC. Nice large 7" screen. Ipod button on lower left for instant Ipod access. Optional addons such as 30GB nav.
On the negative side, if you have an Ipod Video as I do, you must start your videos physically from the Ipod itself. I also have not been able to get my Ipod Movies (widescreen) to display the entire screen. It displays as a strip across the middel with borders on top and bottom. Widescreen DVDs display full wide with no problem. The tilt screen is a nice feature adn probably very useful for an installation where the unit is mounted 90 degrees but on an installation such as mine in the Scion TCZ, the unit is already tilted up. The tilt screen on the unit only tilts up so it is of no use in my installation. The tilt option should be in both directions. DVD playback is fine but if you access certain options during playback the movie starts over. This unit also has the butt ugliest remote control I have ever seen. There is no option to change the color of the lit hard buttons to match your stock interior lighting, a feature Pioneer has not overlooked. No option for custom background images, another feature Pioneer did not miss.
Most of the negatives I have found are issues that seem to be from lack of planning or testing and if they did not exist this unit would easily be a 10.