Pros A2dp works with pearl flip. I pod control Good. Phone call quality good.
Cons Screen delicate scratches easy. Phone book memory small 50 contacts.
Pros This unit does it all. Particularly the Bluetooth calling capability was amazing. Best sound (people couldn't tell difference) and very easy to use. A lot of customizable options available. Very reasonable price for the amount of features.
Cons -Searching for songs on the iPod is very slow.
-Still haven't figured out how to transfer my phonebook from my cell phone to the unit.
-Takes a little practice to get used to the touch controls.
Takes a minute to start playing iPod after starting car
Summary My last receiver was absolute garbage (Pioneer DEH-P4800MP). I got that unit to be able to hook up my Harman/Kardon Drive and Play. It was great until the Drive And Play fried my battery and receiver. So, in the market for a receiver that would control my ipod as well as take phone calls I found this unit. I also looked at Parrot's new receiver, but delays on it's release forced my hand to buy the JVC. The phone call ability is phenomenal and the aesthetics of the unit are clean and elegant. While browsing your library on your iPod is very slow, this can be avoided be pre-creating playlists. The immense amount of features are yet to be fully explored by myself, but they all seem very interesting and functional. This is a keeper unit that I will take into my new car when I get a new car. I am glad I made the decision to purchase this unit, as I can now make calls (legally) and listen to my iPod again. All in all this is a solid unit with a ton of features. Weigh your options and the price tag. If you want an All-in-One, this has got it.Changed my mind. This thing sucks!!! It has been impossible to get ANY kind of tech support. All I asked for was a firmware/software update which would make it easier and quicker to scan through my songs .... all JVC did was tell me they won't do it and then they discontinue this model and release a NEW MODEL. It is a total slap in the face and unacceptable. I will never buy a JVC again and I hope to go you don't either. Just awful support for a defective product.
Updated on Oct 14, 2009
Pros Nice features
Cons It's a JVC!!!!!!!!
Summary Any person that has knowledge of car audio would laugh at you if you had this in your vehicle. The features are nice but I guarantee you it sounds like crap compared to ANY Eclipse, Pioneer Premier, or Alpine head unit. This is just bells and whistles coupled with a garbage receiver. I have been a car audio enthusiast since I was 13. At 25 I have installed in over a dozen car's and built professional systems. This is garbage and a waste of money. If you want features with absolutely no clear signal, go for it. I have never heard a good sounding JVC head unit and can almost guarantee I never will. Don't waste your time. Why don't you review some real head units c-net. This is a JOKE!