No problem Mike, I understand the confusion and I apologize I created it and was not more clear. I take full responsibility of that.
I do want to note that while I have been absent for a while, you can see from my post count, I had been actively engaged on this forum and with further review, you will see in a positive manner.
Sorry we are getting off on the wrong foot!
To address your supplier concerns...
The makers of Concertone/ Genesis was a company called Aridian Technology Company (my previous employer which I left as of 8/31/2013 as noted on a sticky in the tech section of this forum). Aridian supplied the industry for many, many years (I worked for them for 3-ish years) but as you can see by this forum and thread counts associated with Concertone or Genesis they were not without their share of issues.
The makers of the new products branded "iRV" is Quality Audio Video (QAV) a division of Patrick Industries (one of the foremost and suppliers to the RV industry. There is NO manufacturing relationship between the two companies through either ownership, operations or other. QAV Patrick is a well respected company and stands behind its products.
If you look at all radio brands sold within the rv industry, you will find many have the same feature sets give or take. You will also find the installation mounting and wiring for each is mostly different. Radio manufacturers do this so it is not easy to replace one brand with another.
iRV is filling a mounting hole that is current used in many RV's produced today (such as your recently purchased unit) but also is backwards compatible for potentially millions of Rv's. From a business perspective, this makes great sense.
Please let me know if this does not address your concern...
As an additional fyi - I include my phone number and email on every post. While I may not always be instantly available, I am available.
Originally Posted by mikeysotp
OK well I just bought a brand new Sabre and it came with the Genesis. So regardless of the truth, or not, of this comment I still have the same issues.
EDIT: Actually after some quick research it appears as I suspected that Concertone / Genesis / Model iRV is all the same stuff coming from the same place under different names. That is really comforting. Rather than help people out you are going to just try and sell them on the same garbage under a different brand?
I will be more than happy to retract this and eat crow if I am wrong but something stinks here.