I am just starting to look for a double din navigation setup to put in my 2nd gen taco. I must say I do not follow this side of the tech industry at all and this may be part of my problem, but.. all of the units/vendors seem to be lacking somewhere.
I am just very surprised that even when your paying around $1,000 you are still getting a screen resolution of around 480x240 on a 6-7" screen. Really?
On top of that most of the GPS navigation screens look like a cluttered mess on screen and seem like they will be clunky to use.
That combined with the fact that every time I see something that might work, there are a lot of negative reviews about this or that not working, not syncing, navigation dropping, slow page loading, firmware lacking updates and the list goes on.
I really like to research my purchases to avoid that buyers remorse, especially on something like this, where the tech involved changes so fast, and what you have now is old news in a year. I'm shooting for the best bang for your buck head unit that is fully featured and will last me at least a few good years before its obsolete. This seems to be a really tall order, maybe I'm just being too picky but I don't want something that is going to be annoying to use every time I get in the truck.
Do you guys have any suggestions on a starting point? I found a few JVC's that were ok.
Found this Pioneer that seems to be closer to what im looking for: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130AVIC...930BT&skipvs=T
Wow and you can get it for $568 directly from amazon, am i seeing this right? http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new
I would need that Metra adapter for the 87+ toyota? only like $5, then what adapter for the stearing wheel controls? Also would need to buy a camera since my truck is an 06.
Anyone have this?
My list of wants:
-GPS with traffic, lane assist. (my main reason for getting one, why do many of the GPS systems look like they are using 8 year old graphics?)
-Bluetooth and hands free calling capable
-saw some that were able to display netflix streaming from your phone, very cool for long trips.
-fast, no screen lag and page loading lag. (The JVCs seemed to be great in this area)
-nicer screen not dim in the daylight, and at least a decent resolution
-would like to be able to hook it up to my volume/steering wheel controls, you need an adapter i believe
-back up camera capable
-able to stream Pandora or the like to it
-removable face/screen plate(this seemed rare but is nice for safety)
Thanks for taking a read, and I really appreciate any advice or suggestions you can give.