"We miss out again ...."3.5 starson by peninsulasky
Pros: Looks good .... screen sharp. Very good connectivity.
Cons: Fiddly controls. No remote lead for Australia.
Summary: I am looking at upgrading to this from the KD-AVX2 for bluetooth and the USB ability. Big drawback for me is for some reason JVC insist on deleting the remote lead for connecting steering wheel interfaces to Australian versions. The lead is included in the head unit's loom in Europe but we get short changed on the feature here. I was promptly offered an aftermarket interface which uses the remote control Infared sensor on the head unit requiring an LED sized IRDA transmitter to be mounted in view of the face of the Tuner as well as mounting the cumbersome control box. This was going to cost an additional AUD230. I believe the steering wheel controls on any vehicle to be a convenient and excellent safety feature as it prevents fiddling around trying to control a head unit while driving, thus taking your eye off the road. The KD-AVX33 is advertised with this feature in various parts of the globe. I have no idea why Australia can't benefit from such a simple but important feature. Although I have had a demonstration, I have yet to purchase the new head unit and have to decide if I put up with the limited connectivity on the old model over the expense of the new one. As the original radio in my car did have the steering wheel controls, I thoroughly miss them now. The simple addition of the single wire for the steering wheel remote lead in the KD-AVX33's loom would definately sell it for me.