Originally Posted by Drewbaby88
According to iDatalink's website, the DDX470 will not retain all the sync functions. I was originally thinking I wanted to keep sync but I am not so sure anymore. What is one benefit that sync has over a H/U that is Bluetooth, xm ready and uses apps(iheart, Pandora)?
We will need 12V Guy to chime in here. I don't believe the Maestro can keep Sync using that HU. You might want to call crutchfield also.
As for your question of benefit......None! The only real benefit is that you can use the existing Mic from Sync keeping the interior clean of after-market add-ons. You will however need a steering wheel controller so you can still use them.
I struggled with keeping Sync myself and swore that when I replaced my radio (again) that I would forego Sync and the MS-FRD1 I had. While the MS-FRD1 did it's job, there were times it would get goofy on me and would not correct until power was cycled on the vehicle.
But....since people were having a good experience with the Maestro I decided to give it a try and I have to say that I am happy with it though I did buy a HU that has datalink.