Overall look, unit off:
Unit on, illumination matches oem perfectly:
Fitment is good and I'm sure some playing with the mounting brackets would take care of some of the little gaps. Top ridge lines up perfectly with vents. The sides are slightly inwards of the side trim and there is a slight gap near the bottom.
Ok, here is the quirk I'm having with DVD playback. I cannot find a menu screen that allows you to change the aspect ratio of the screen. I believe the screen is currently setup to 4x3 letterbox mode. When I play a 16x9 anamorphic DVD shot at 1.78 or 1.85:1, it should fill the entire screen, but it is showing up as letterbox:
When I play 4x3 program material shot at 1.33:1, it should be pillar-boxed (a square with black bars on the side), yet it is stretched to fill the entire screen:
I cannot find a setting anywhere in the menu system. There is a blurb in the manual about touching the screen while the DVD is playing, but that only brings up simple controls like pause, disc menu, FF, REW, etc. I have emailed the manufacturer and this is the response I received:
"I asked engineer
he told me that dvd display 16:9 or 4:3
but no you said 2.35:1
i think if has change the display function.
that is the dvd disc.when play the dvd,you can touch the screen.
check if has the option.
because i have test some disc has enlarge/zoom out "
This isn't a huge issue at this point, but there has to be a setting for the screen somewhere.
As far as audio performance is concerned, this unit puts out more power than the factory deck. Sound is definitely clearer and the speakers sound punchier. Radio performance is no different than stock. Bluetooth works fine with my Blackberry Torch - my contacts were all copied over. I have not had a chance to test Ipod or USB performance yet.