The DDX419 does not have a separate box for Bluetooth; it's a small Bluetooth chip that plugs into the rear USB input. iPods and flash-drives can still be plugged into the front USB input, so the rear one being used shouldn't be an issue.
I would never put any aftermarket unit in that didn't have a good form of security. This is my third Jeep and I've had each one broken into at least handful of times. It's happened in good parts of town and bad parts. I've had also had bad experiences with both brands. Jeep's are a lot dirtier then most cars and the head unit's take more abuse.
The only unit I've ever had last was made by alpine.
For an aftermarket setup with XM and steering wheel controls, you will need the following items:
1) Radio dash kit Metra 95-6511 $10-20 2) Radio harnessFactory Base audio system Metra XSVI-6522-NAV $40-80
------------------Factory Infinity system Metra CHTO-013 $80-130 3) Radio antenna adapter Metra 40-EU10 $7-17 4) Steering Wheel Controls Module Metra ASWC $70-100 5) SiriusXM Tuner SiriusXM SXV200 $50-70 (will work with any new aftermarket stereo that has the "SiriusXM" logo) 6) The radio/nav unit Kenwood DNX6190HD $700-900
Total price (low) $877
Total price (high) $1237
So, depending on where you get all the items and if you install it yourself, an aftermarket unit will be better quality and can still be cheaper than a refurbished factory unit.
As far as theft goes, I have been installing professionally for about 7 years now, and have yet to get someone in for replacing their stolen double-din screen. Thieves who know what they are doing know that a double-DIN radio is rarely cage mounted, and therefore they must take the dash apart to remove it without causing damage to the radio itself. It would take an average thief several minutes to get your double-DIN, while it may only take 30 seconds to get the single-DIN that's mounted in the car parked next to yours.
*****I just got all of this under $500! All accessories on eBay, Kenwood DNX5120 in mint condition on Craigslist! - Now installation is pending. I'll post pics and feedback. Thanks for all of your help!*****
- the littlest steve you've ever known
I went with a Kenwood DNX6180HD, happy with the unit and no issues. I've updated the firmware and it runs even snappier now.
__________________ 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X - Red Rock Crystal Pearl Kenwood DNX6180-HD Radio w/Rear Camera Hardtop and Bestop Trektop NX Stock Rims with BF Goodrich Mud Terrains Rigid Duallys on SmittyBuilt Windshield Brackets Rampage Recovery Front Bumper w/ Rampage Driving Lights