I agree.Originally Posted by hd54321
Yep.The wide power input option is great. You can basically hook it up directly to an accessory or battery line in your car (i.e. any unregulated 12v).
The unit's pop-out mechanism is solid as well. It works pretty well. To open the monitor, you just give a gentle push in the area with the fake blue button (you can see it in a picture of the front of the unit while it's closed). The monitor pops out and goes upright in one motion. No more pulling out and adjusting. To close it, it's as simple and folding it down and pushing it back into the mechanism.
This right here is my bigges complaint. The connector locations in the back are not optimal for fitment. The power connector is in the center, and it interfered with my bracket. I had to beat my metal brack back behind the dash in a little to get that to fit. Then the VGA connector, it sticks out too far as well. I agree the connectors should have been recessed.The unit is also very long. It's about 3-4 inches longer than my Pioneer Premiere HU. The brackets in the back provide the basic clearing room for the cables. There is obviously a huge product design issue here - why didn't they just recess the cables into the unit, especially considering how large it is. You will need a DEEP dash to install this properly.
My unit has been great. I just need to be educated on hooking it to a cleaner power souce. The touchscreen software has behaved flawlessly for me. Then again this is my first experience with touchscreen software, so take what I say as you may..The BIGGEST gripe I have with the unit is that it does not have standard ISO/DIN mounting holes. Sure, you get a nice sleeve, but there are no standardized mounting holes. It seems like they drilled two rows of holes on both sides of the unit. None of the holes lined up with my Lexus factory stereo bracket (which is ISO spec).
Other than that, amazingly, I think the unit has a few bad pixels. I may have to send it in to Xenarc to get fixed. And the touchscreen software is a little screwy. I got real used to the old touchscreen software on my 700TSV and I've had a tough time getting my settings to the way I had them on my 700TSV.