I ordered one of these today and can't wait to install. I was looking at the older AVIC-D3 but now I am glad I waited. This AVIC-F700BT (released just a few weeks ago) has everything I wanted and adds a few new interesting features. I usually order my car audio from Crutchfield but I checked with them and they didn't know when they would get them in stock. Suggested retail price is US$850. So off I went to eBay and found a reliable seller offering it for $710 including shipping. No Pioneer factory warranty because they are not an authorized retailer but I am willing to take the risk because I just had to have it now.
I'll take pictures and do a write-up of the install. I still need to get the iPod adapter ($40) and wiring harness. I have read some other posts about double-din installs in the 9-5 and it looks like I am not going to need any other stuff.
Picture of the F900 (same as the F700 but adds DVD capabilities) in the 9-3, couldn't find one in the 9-5.
A New Class of Navigation
No more hassling with map discs. Now you don't have to worry about discs being misplaced, damaged, lost, or stolen because we've done away with them for the F-Series navigation line. We've taken the entire TeleAtlas Database that was previously on the two-DVD set, compressed it down, and stored it internally on flash memory.
Freedom of Speech
The AVIC-F700BT offers a new generation of voice recognition capability for controlling iPod® playback and making calls hands-free via connected Bluetooth-enabled cell phones. The technology accepts and recognizes conversational phrases and language, filters out superfluous sounds and phrases, and if the user doesn't give enough information in the command, the unit will ask additional questions to clarify the request.
In touch, hands-free
The AVIC-F700BT comes with built-in Bluetooth. Now you never need to miss a call, even if your tunes are cranked up or your phone is buried in your bag.
We've created a line of Navigation systems that make it easy to play various digital and audio formats like: CD-R/RW discs, Portable Media Players like iPod, USB memory devices, and SD Cards. We can play a wide range of files types as well, such as MP3, WMA, iTunes AAC, and MPEG-4 video files.
Make It Personal
Personalize your drive. AVIC FEEDS freeware contains POI Creator, Driving Report, and Picture Editor Applications. You never know where the road will take you, but our POI Creator can help you get started on the right path.
Like it's predecessor, the AVIC-D3, the new AVIC-F700BT allows you to change the illumination color to match your car. Select from among 32,768 different colors to match car interior and dashboard lighting.
Seeing Is Believing
The old WQVGA displays that most Navigation units use are 480 x 234 pixels. However, our WVGA display is much higher quality at 800 x 480 pixels. Images become sharper and more defined, just like our maps and menus on these units. The display's enhanced GUI (Graphic User Interface) has also advanced, making system control and management effortless.
iPod Control Made Simple
With the new CD-IU230V cable, you can directly control your music and videos from your iPod. Fast and easy control through USB, the AVIC-F700BT also features iPod Album Art display, Alphabetical Speed Search, and much more.