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Aftermarket in-dash Nav/Sat/CD player for Lexus RX 330

by jbrewer / June 26, 2009 5:30 AM PDT

Best units to use? Any pitfalls out there? Would like one that interfaces with my bluetooth phone and has front panel inputs for iPod. I am planning a professional install.

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New Hot Gear
by peace2peep / July 8, 2009 4:45 PM PDT

Well...looking here for new hot car audio/video/nav gear seems to be sort of an effort in futility and I would recommend looking elsewhere if I hadnt logged on and seen you query.

The most recent review on these units and subject is from 2007 on CNET(and that is FRICKIN' RIDICULOUS Guys!!!)

My top listing for In Dash Solutions

Kenwood DNX9140

Kenwood DNX7140

These are awesome units and will outperform most on the market...Garmin is built in so you know the interface will be consistently upgraded.

Now here's a little fun tidbit: with a few less features(nthing to cry over) JVC fresh off its new union with Kenwood has a unit that has 80-90% of the functions of the Kenwood for half the price(check Ebay and steet prices of $700!!!!

Model KW-NT1

Also Pioneer has new units but I HATE the look and function of their navigation map software...dont do it!

Good luck my friend!

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Pioneer F series Navigation Units freeze, fail, die, etc
by technomm / August 1, 2009 6:48 AM PDT
In reply to: New Hot Gear

I was happy with the deal I got on my Pioneer F700BT Navigation System until it stopped working.

Pioneer issued an upgrade and since then the system is inoperable. Pioneer tech support said to have the unit removed ($!) and sent in for diagnostics.

I am not alone - go to - the forum for diagnosing all the Pioneer nav systems and see how many people are in the same situation. It's not only the model I have.

So until Pioneer resolves the frozen screen, dead screen, IPod problems, Bluetooth problems that started after the upgrade, you be the judge.

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