I've had my AVIC for a few months now and I absolutely love it. It is a great unit and I am very happy with the ipod interface. The only thing that I am still struggling with is getting it to load a custom background. I have no doubt that this is due to an error of my own, but I really want to get one loaded. I know there are a few .org'ers here with AVICs and if anyone can give me some insight as to what I may be doing wrong I'd appreciate it, avic411 is often less than helpful, I've followed the sticky's on the site with no luck and asking any of the members there for help is usually a lost cause. Thanks in advance for the help!