Got the unit installed by a pro. Although the research said the unit would fit. It does not actually fit in my2010 PT cruiser. some plastic supports under the dash had to be cut away. (80 bucks) The ad says it recognized formats on the unit. BUT was not specific as to which format for which media. The SD card has to have mpeg or mpeg2 video files. all 3 are the same) but on the DVD I tried mp4. it will read the title of the tune, but will not play it. so i'll try WMA. (fingers crossed). I have't even bothered with the usb. Idon't iike the fact that it protrudes out enough to get hit and probably broken, so i'm staying with he SD card. It recognizes 32gig cards, but it couldn't see the 128 gig. I guess its too much data for the unit to read and process. I put different genre types in different folders (on my computer) this allows me to locate tunes a little easier. It would have been nice if te unit was programmed to do this intuitively. its a lot of work to convert these files to suit the idiosyncracies that unit should have been without.
Why cant they use 1 format for all playing medias? It seems not to be such a big deal until you have tp convert 1300 video files to 2 or 3 different formats. If you can't (at home) talk on the phone, while watching tv, and directing your child around, and eating all at the same time without a problem then, the unit has a nice feature that allows you to bypass the parking brake requirement while your video plays. IF YOU CAN'T DO ALL THE THINGS I DESCRIBED ABOVE AT THE SAME TIME THEN DO NOT BYPASS THE PARKING BRAKE REQUIRMENT FOR THE VIDEO. You will be distracted and be unsafe. I can do all those things at once with no problem but STILL I do not watch it while the car is in movement. I set it so my front seat passenger can watch it, while I drive, if desired. On the reverse camera. I hooked it up myself. It works just fine. BE ADVISED, a camera (like my cheap $22) one worked great. Not need to spend lots of money. None of them have the 170 to 180 degree span, so buy cheap. Oh! on installing the camera. I put it on the rear lic plate. and powered the camera off of he back up light. they hook up pretty easily use soldering or those nice little connectors that you squeeze together with a wire stripper.
There should be a wire (my was a reddish orange) sticking out of the wire running from the rear light. So fyi, the rear light when comes on powers both the camera and triggers the in-dash unit to come on. SO wire the camera to the back up light (if you are not aware, the back up light comes on when in reverse gear, if everything is working right.) the little orangish/red wire(on both ends of the cable) is to be connected (solder or wire connectors) to the wire on the unit that is marked "reverse".. The current triggers the unit to show the rear camera view on your unit screen while in reverse., The other end of the cable has one to be wired into the "hot" wire of th backup light. Use a tester (harbor freight bout' 4.99) to test and find the right wire on the back up lght. don't wipe out your camera and stereo unit.
If that' too hard check in to a place that can help you But overall I am (so far) quite satisfied with the unit
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