Customer reviews & ratings
Retrofit to old truck
Bought this to install in a 1980 International Scout and it fit perfectly. The multitude of screen adjustments make it look like it was designed for the old truck. CarPlay is awesome. The size of the screen surpasses most factory screens in new cars. T.he only complaint is it didn't ship with a single DIN mount chassis. Found one online and problem solved.
Easy to use and now with wallpapers
Screen is large and the system offers everything I need to include Carplay and WebLink (mirror your phone). In a Camaro, it's perfect!
Missing key features
Screen catches a lot of glare. Can only store one phone Bluetooth profile. Does Sony not know that more than one person might own a car thus wanting more than one phone to be able to connect to Bluetooth? In other words - my wife's phone is synced to the receiver. If I'm in the car by myself and want my phone to connect to the receiver I have to delete my wife's phone first.
In addition the screen catches a ton of glare.
Finally, satellite radio doesn't buffer at all so as soon as I go under an overpass I'll lose my signal.
Sony quality but lacks idatalink compatibility
Sony quality shines on this head unit. Unfortunately, the lack of idatalink integration is a deal breaker for me. Not quite sure why Sony only offers it in the AX210.
Good unit, but not without issues.
I bought this unit specifically for Apple CarPlay. First issue was it did not come with a cage, which the installer told me was highly unusual. I don't think he even believed me...just assumed I had taken it out already and lost it or something. I have no ideas where to find or buy the cage, so the unit just sits slightly loose in the slot.
When the unit is working, it's great. The problem is it will intermittently drop the CarPlay connection during use. I'm using the Apple lightning cable, and I know the phone is still connected, as the music continues to play. However, the CarPlay interface will crash and default back to the Sony home screen, only without the CarPlay icon at all. The only way to get CarPlay going again is to completely cut the power to the unit to do a full power cycle, which requires turning the vehicle off for about 60 seconds. Very strange, and irritating on road trips.
Bought a new motorhome with this unit 2 weeks ago. Won't work in several ways. Volume won't work. Won't turn off, home button won't work. What's worse, can't get RV dealer to do anything