Pyle 7" Double Din LCD Review
Hey guys, I just wanted to put a good word in for the Pyle in-dash double-din LCD tv/radio. I haven't seen many reviews of the product, so I thought I'd add my $.02
When I first recieved the unit, I was very impressed. It looks great. Then, I opened the instructions- useless. But, luckily, every wire on the harness is individually tagged (a great plus). So, once I got the radio installed, I found my first major dissapointment.
I turned on the radio (it has a 40x4 built in amp, another plus), expecting to see a cool tuner screen, seeing how it has RDS and a huge lcd to be creative. One word- BORING! The radio display is an absolute disgrace. If I weren't going to use mediacar with an FM tuner, I would get rid of this thing right away. The display for the radio takes so much away from the look of everything, including my Lincoln LS, which usually looks pretty good.
Anyway, the sound is great. It has RCA outputs to go to my factory amp, and works well with my 8 speaker system.
All in all, for $230, it was money well spent. I was going to buy a 7" lcd and then go from there, but I could never figure out how I was going to power all of the speakers and control them well. This is the perfect solution- a head unit, and an lcd screen, all for very little money.
One other drawback- the unit has to be reset from time to time. Originally, this meant unplugging it and plugging it back in (major hassle). I don't know why it does this, but I bet it has something to do with costing only $230. But, I wired up a relay circuit with a switch in the glove box, so now it really doesnt matter at all.
In the pic, you can see the boring radio screen. But, like I said, I'll be using media engine, which looks cool anyway. Oh yeah, thats primer- that dash install isn't complete yet.
**Update: I've figured out why it needs to be reset. Well, basically, because its cheap. But, more specifically, something about Pyle head units can't handle the engine crank- most people probably never have a problem, but if you do, all you have to do is make sure that the unit isn't on right before you start your engine. I no longer need to use my reset switch.