The main reason was that I didnít need DVD functionality and I preferred the design as itís more sleek and tablet-esque vs the older looking double-DIN units in the pioneer lineup.
It had all the parameters i needed / wanted (with the exception of HD radio for some odd reason) including the advanced touch screen and most importantly the digital/analog input/outputs I needed.
I see now that there is a 1400MEX that seems to be the same unit as the app radio. Im not sure what the difference is frankly.
Pioneer product and marketing need some help
they seem to have a dozen models that do the same thing
Regarding the MM1 - big step up from the stock junk speakers but Iíd say an evolution over the previous Polk units I had described above in this thread. The biggest (final) issue that I still need to address is the low end and I plan to install a new, proper 10Ē or 12Ē subwoofer vs the crummy 8Ē stock one I still have. That should round things out nicely.