Have it all
The AVH-P8400BH sits at the top of Pioneer's DVD receiver lineup for 2012, offering a 6.95" touchscreen display, customizable display colors, built-in Bluetooth®, and an HD Radio™ tuner, along with some cool new features that'll really enhance your car audio and video experience. Plus, you can remove the AVH-P8400BH's detachable face — an unusual feature on DVD receivers — when you leave the car, giving you peace of mind when you've parked in a questionable spot.
The MIXTRAX experience
Pioneer's MIXTRAX technology adds DJ-inspired audio and visual effects to your music. Once you use the included MIXTRAX PC software to analyze your music, the AVH-P8400BH will create non-stop mixes, complete with visual effects. You can also use MIXTRAX as an app with your iPhone® or iPod touch®. Load it up and control the app from the receiver's touchscreen to get the party started.
Advanced App Mode
The Advanced App Mode adapts technology originally developed for Pioneer's AppRadio™ to this receiver. When you've connected your iPhone with Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable (not included), you'll be able to control apps like MotionX GPS Drive, INRIX traffic, Rdio, and PANDORA®, along with new apps as they're developed.
Impressive A/V capabilities
Think of this Pioneer as a music hub for your car. Play your store-bought and home-burned CDs and DVDs. Or connect your iPod® or iPhone, then take control from the receiver's big touchscreen. Plug in your iPhone with the CD-IU201S cable and take charge of your Pandora® account from the touchscreen, complete with thumbs-up and thumbs-down controls — you can view video content from your iPod or iPhone, too. Your iPhone will charge up fast when the battery is low, thanks to the 1-amp USB port.
If you're into video, you'll love the big 7" LCD screen. You can watch DVDs in bright, clear detail when you're parked, and the dual-zone output allows you to send video content to screens in the back of your car, so the kids can enjoy a video while you listen to a different source up front.
The receiver's built-in amp has the horsepower to keep up with the receiver's great looks, delivering crisp, clean sound that you can tailor with the 8-band equalizer. To get the perfect sound, use the auto-equalization feature to tune your system (microphone required). If you'll building a system, the three pairs of preamp outputs send a 4-volt signal to your external amps.
Stay on track and stay safe
Pioneer's AVIC-U220 navigation module gives the AVH-P8400BH full-fledged navigation capabilities. And you can add a rear-view camera to the receiver's cam input — it'll make backing up larger vehicles a lot safer in tight spots.
Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check Details for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.
iPhone® 5 Note: You'll need to update this Pioneer receiver to enable Bluetooth control and metadata display for the iPhone 5 or other Apple iOS6 devices. This update requires a laptop with Bluetooth running Windows 7.