Installed this myself in the roof of my 2003 GMC pickup, installation instructions are nonexistent. You must hook up to both a switched ignition power source as well as constant battery source, or the clock and dome lights will not function properly. When hooked up properly, the clock display (red LED readout) stays on constantly, even with ignition off, giving me concern about battery drain.
Within two weeks of installation the mode button stopped functioning (now I can only change mode from DVD to SD/USB with the remote). I'd love to exchange it through Walmart, but the only way to get it out is to pull my headliner and clip the wires, there's no plug-in for easy replacement. Just more trouble than its worth.
The system frequently locks up and has to be restarted, and I cringe to think what feature will stop working next.
I originally purchased this thinking It could double as a DVD player and MP3 player, and I would not have to upgrade the AM/FM radio in my truck. It indeed has this capability, but is rather painful to use. The only way to select songs/music is using the screen display and the remote, which is impossible while driving. The buttons on the unit, which would seem to be perfect for this function, are useless, so you cannot easily skip forward/back while listening without opening the display and looking at it.
The FM transmit function worked quite well, although you have to turn the volume up quite high and get an unpleasant burst of loud static if you don't turn your radio off before the player.
The only pleasant surprise was a "random" play mode for music on SD/USB devices; the manual did not mention this, and I only found it using the remote control. So it will randomly play songs from the music on SD/USB, somewhat alleviating my need to skip to the next song if I'm bored with it.
Was this review helpful?
Thank you! You have successfully submitted feedback for this review.