In-dash stereo for Sirius

dyzir13

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I am completely new at this, so please bear with me and help me out in anyway you can. I am looking for a decent, yet afforadable in-dash stereo to install in my 2007 Nissan Frontier. This JVC KW-XG500 unit is at the top of my list for right now. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-5opNL8S7lyt/p_105KWGX500/JVC-KW-XG500.html

However, I have one main concern. I've had a Starmate and Sportster for a few years. With this in-dash unit will I still have the same features and functions? Will I be able to see the artist and song display? Pause and rewind music?

If anyone knows of any better stereos please let me know. I am open to any suggestions. Thanks!
 

JoeTan

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no rewind/FF but other than that I believe you are good to go. Also this unit has the AUX IN port in the front so you can add the sat radio that way also BUT I believe you are looking for a cleaned up look. Wire free deal.

There are some beauty deals on Crutchfield. The Clarion double din looks the nuts too Clarion DUZ385SAT CD receiver at Crutchfield.com
 

dyzir13

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Thanks for the quick reply. I am definitley looking for the cleaned up look. I'm finding it difficult to choose an in-dash stereo because I am not able to actually see how they look installed and how they operate connected to Sirius.

The Clarion looks pretty nice, but I think the JVC will look better in my truck.
 

shabadoo25

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Except for some of the new OEM models being installed in new cars, you will get 0.0 features on an in-dash Sirius deck.

You'll get either 8 or 16 characters scrolling on the screen with either artist/title or channel name, and that's about it.
 

mcf57

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I actually put in a JVC deck that I purchased from Crutchfield back in 2007. Crutchfield is great and the install in my 2003 VW passat was a breeze. I highly recommend them if you are interested in an aftermarket stereo install. Prices are good and you can save on parts/adapter and install labor costs. Hopefully your Frontier isn't too bad to get hooked up with.

As far as the JVC itself, mine has been working flawlessly for 2yrs now. I have the dedicated SIRIUS tuner under the dash for the same reason as you; clean look. I installed it myself as well. Yea, you will lose the DVR like functions (FF/RW), but I haven't really missed it. besides, do you REALLY want to be fuddling with trying to FF or RW something while driving on the highway? That's how I have looked at it at least. It does display song and channel info though. Mine is an older all-in-one SIRIUS tuner in one box and no problems for 2+yrs now. Even had it another vehicle. The newer ones they are now selling are two piece units (tuner & brand specific adapters) so not sure how their quality and reliability has been since I don't have experience with them.

I was actually considering that JVC double DIN unit and sort of now wish I went with it. At the time, it was $100 more than what I got (KD-AR880) so I didn't get it. Mine has bluetooth, AUX and front USB and these are definitely features I like. I also have the JVC MP3 cd changer hooked up in the back as well. You might even want to consider this JVC double DIN as this is the one I have eyed several times. Has just about everything you would need & gets rave reviews:

JVC KW-XG700 CD receiver at Crutchfield.com


Bottom line is that I have been very happy with my JVC installed stereo & think you will too.
 
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