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Old 11th July 2017, 17:26   #16
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My erstwhile headunit i.e. Pioneer AVH-X5890BT might be able to cater to all your needs.

It comes with bluetooth and after the first sync with my iPhone, everytime I would get into the car, it would automatically connect over bluetooth to my iPhone. Once connected, all calls would appear on the headunit from where you can accept or reject the calls. Your phonebook also gets synced and you can choose to make a call from the headunit however, I always found it faster and more convenient to use my phone.

It has a USB port to which you can connect your iPod to play music and album art also show up on the display (I have never connected an iPod however the album art from my iPhone always showed up).

When I had bought the headunit about 6 months back, there was an offer going on Paytm which got the price down from 26k to 20k. Hence this might be within your budget.

And above all, it is a very capable headunit so you won't be left asking for more.


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Edit (Update): Just got a call (about an hour after the above post) from a Mr. Joshi at Kenwood. Apparently the word has gotten out about this challenge I have been having with my Kenwood. They believe it is a software glitch with their Head Unit. Fortunately Kenwood has a service center not far from where I live so they have asked me to wait a day so they can get back to me on when they can service (upgrade the software) the Head Unit. Let's see.
Since I do not drive regularly I don't get the chance to test the Kenwood HU often. Today I tried it again.

Meanwhile I did talk to Mr. Joshi last week and he insists the HU is fine and my iPhones are the culprit so I must switch to Android! Such rubbish.

It took 8 minutes (7:35am to 7:43am) to establish a connection with my iPhone 7. I have 2 iPhones - an SE and a 7. So I switched the SE's Bluetooth on and it connects fast but then keeps connecting and disconnecting. Meanwhile my iPhone 7 is also connected. Sadly my drive was only 10 mins so I never got the end of this mystery.

Need to spend a day fixing this or moving to a Pioneer or the Sony AX100. JVC is owned by Kenwood and might suffer the same issues.
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