I have been using this unit now for the past 2years and have never seen a problem with it. Regarding the other review i would suggest checking beforehand that your phone will definatly pair up as sometimes the bluetooth just isnt compatable for some reason. I have never had a problem with this side of the unit though.
The stereo looks great and is so easy to use. The blue lights although are quite bright, are definatly not too obtrusive.
The unit is a little older now so im sure you would be able to grab a bit of a bargain with it nowadays and for anything around 150 pound this would be a steal.
The sound and build quality being a Pioneer are second to none, i would be very surprised if you found a fault with the operation of this unit whilst owning it.
Overall i couldnt reccommend a better stereo really, definatly one of the best ive ever seen.
i have bought this unit and im not happy, cant keep my nokia N81 connected to it, all other phones work fine. spoke to nokia, spoke to pioneer both cant help me, blamed each other, tried a 7900 prism with it worked fine. if you have an N81 then dont get one, have heard about N81 and DEH-P85TB problem on the net also. Another small problem is with ipod lead, i wanted to hid it under the dash and leave it there but it stays swithched on even with the front removed from the unit. The intructions are not very clear there is no menu navigation map.ie says turn multi control to BT clear but cant find it!!!!!!!! apart from that it is a very nice head unit. shame about the automatic bluetooth connection for me.
Make and receive calls, as well as stream music via your Bluetooth CD Tuner: the DEH-P85BT supports both handsfree and audio profiles from your mobile phone. This means that you don't need any additional in-car kits, cradles, wires or headsets. You can manage your phone directly via the CD tuner.
You can take your digital music collection in-car, too. The 85BT plays every audio file format, but you can also connect your iPod with the optional CD-I200 connector. Alternatively, if you have a USB music source, you can also connect it using the optional CD-UB100 adapter.
You can control this CD Tuner with its 'rotary commander', which works very much like a joystick - essential for navigating through your WMA, MP3 and iTunes audio files.
Powered by the MOSFET 50W x 4 amplifier, the DEH-P85BT has 3 RCA pre-outs, so you can boost your in-car set-up with additional amplifiers, subwoofers and speakers.