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Old 08-11-2013, 06:56 PM   #31
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Much as I'm not real happy about the reverse feature not working on my RP4-CH11 - I can't fault Crutchfield for this, as the firmware fix for it was released by PAC in May of 2013 - many months after I purchased and installed. I fault PAC for the initial error and for (what I gather to be) their policy of trying to force users to return to an authorized dealer to get firmware updates.

I'm not being apologetic about Crutchfield - I think they are to blame for not having the correct adapter (even though they claim and list that it IS correct) and/or not knowing how to modify it for correct fit and/or not accepting my report (and photos) that what they supplied didn't fit properly. I just think it's important to be fair about assigning blame.

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Old 08-11-2013, 07:49 PM   #32
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Good thread that shows the difference of the 5500 and 8500. I just put the 8500 in mine nd absolutely love it. The hdmi mirroring of my phone was crucial so I could use apps that are not made for app radio.
Sorry, would help if I included the link... Pioneer AVH-x8500 / x5500 Confusion - Receivers - Car Audio, Video, & GPS - Crutchfield Forums

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Old 08-11-2013, 08:48 PM   #33
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Much as I'm not real happy about the reverse feature not working on my RP4-CH11 - I can't fault Crutchfield for this, as the firmware fix for it was released by PAC in May of 2013 - many months after I purchased and installed. I fault PAC for the initial error and for (what I gather to be) their policy of trying to force users to return to an authorized dealer to get firmware updates.

I'm not being apologetic about Crutchfield - I think they are to blame for not having the correct adapter (even though they claim and list that it IS correct) and/or not knowing how to modify it for correct fit and/or not accepting my report (and photos) that what they supplied didn't fit properly. I just think it's important to be fair about assigning blame.
I'm sure you're right, but I've seen so many people saying that "I did this because Crutchfield told me to", when anyone with the first idea about ICE or even basic %&£$ing electrics would be able to tell you that they're flat out wrong, that I've no time at all for them as a company, and will tell anyone who will listen to avoid them like the plague.

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