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This review is from: Pyle PLR44MU In-Dash AM/FM-MPX Detachable Face Receiver with MP3 Playback and USB/SD/Aux Inputs (Wireless Phone Accessory)I was getting really tired of the poor sound from my MP3 player connected to my old radio using an FM transmitter. In my area, there is not a channel that has no broadcast, so my songs were constantly competing for the airwaves. After researching several digital receivers on 2DayDeliver, I was discouraged to find that nearly all had negative reviews, or at least some negative features. When I found the Pyle PLR44MU, it had only one review but it was 5 stars, so I decided to give it a try. I'm very glad I did! What I discovered is that this digital receiver has all the features I wanted at a price that is truly unbelievable. The unit installed without a hitch, although I was not for-warned that I also needed an antenna adapter and a mounting case, which I purchased locally. I was also not sure if I needed a wiring harness, so I ordered one with this unit that I ultimately did not use. As it turned out, I could not easily get to the plug behind the dash for the existing wiring, so I reverted... Read more
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This review is from: Pyle PLR44MU In-Dash AM/FM-MPX Detachable Face Receiver with MP3 Playback and USB/SD/Aux Inputs (Wireless Phone Accessory)
I installed the Pyle PLR44MU receiver in my old 1990 Geo Tracker in July 2013. It fit fine and worked beautifully for 2 months, and then it would just light up like normal, but no sound. If I left it turned on, while driving, it would some times start playing just fine, until I turned it off. Then the same thing would always happen again the next time I turned it on. That went on for a few weeks and now it won't play at all. No loose wires and I could find nothing wrong.
The ad says the warranty is limited for one year but don't believe it. I tried to return it and was told no returns after September 1st and this is now October
Other 1 star reviews are a little like mine. You pay a cheap $34.77 and you take your chances!
Much Better Value Found in Other MP3 Receivers,
This review is from: Pyle PLR44MU In-Dash AM/FM-MPX Detachable Face Receiver with MP3 Playback and USB/SD/Aux Inputs (Wireless Phone Accessory)Classic example of you get what you paid for. The receiver is easy to install, plays MP3s, and receives radio stations. Beyond that, it is barely worth the $35-$40 you will pay.
The usability of the receiver is horrible. If you are using a memory stick with hundreds--or thousands--of MP3s, be prepared to spend five minutes getting to a song or folder you like. The navigation is simply awful. Shuffling folders up or down occurs by pressing the tiny radio pre-set buttons. Shuffling individuals files occurs by pressing awkwardly positioned buttons near the volume knob. In either case, be prepared to press the buttons two or three times before the receiver actually does something because the receiver apparently has to load the entire file and begin playing before it registers that another button has been pressed.
Placing your files on repeat or shuffle is also a problem because each time the receiver starts again (on engine start), the receiver goes back to... Read more