I've always like the Pioneer's FM tuners but have no experience with JVC. I also looked at some of the Alpine and Blaupunkt models.
I won't be tweaking the sound and I don't currently plan to install a subwoofer or any additional amps...I just want something relatively simple to install that sounds at least as good as the stock system and I'd like to stay under $150.
Blaupunkt has a couple of receivers that hav SD-card playback (no CD) along with the tuner (Melbourne and Brisbane). That would be great so I don't have to store CD's in the car or burn discs.
Again, though, I don't know much about HPF/LPF, crossovers, etc. etc. From what I've read online, it sounds like I need several preamps with HPF and LPF ability built into the HU. This is why I settled on the Pioneer.
If I don't need those options then I might be happier with the Blaupunkt SD. I just don't want to end up with poor sound or problems getting the stock amplifiers and speakers working with the new HU.