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by Ken Nail
Pioneer

DVD receivers: They're not just for movies

DVD receivers add a new level of entertainment to your vehicle. You can watch a movie on the screen when you're parked on a Saturday night, or play a DVD through your rear seat video setup on the road. Touchscreen receivers allow you to breeze through menus with the tip of your finger. Most DVD receivers feature a USB input for audio from your iPod, and the ability to add an adapter that allows video to display on the screen. Some receivers even offer connections for a center speaker and a subwoofer, so you can build a full-fledged theater in your car, just like at home.

Pioneer's AVH-P4100DVD DVD receiver boasts a 7" motorized screen for easy viewing, combined with outstanding audio performance and ample expansion options. It'll make a real statement in your car's double-sized dash space.

A complete audio/video package
The AVH-P4100DVD's LCD touchscreen shows videos and movies in bright, clear detail when you're parked, and doubles as an easy-to-use touchscreen for controlling your car audio system when you're driving.

You'll have plenty of music choices while you're cruising. With the touch of a button, the AVH-P4100DVD's face motors down so you can slip in a CD or DVD full of music files — you'll have access to days of music for those epic road trips. Use Pioneer's Touchslide Fastforward/Rewind system to find your favorite tunes by simply dragging a fingertip across the screen.

The powerful internal amp delivers your tunes convincingly, while the 3-band equalizer provides toneshaping opportunities galore. Activate the built-in high-pass filters to improve the performance of your speakers by removing the low bass they just can't handle. Three pairs of high-voltage preamp outputs, including a dedicated subwoofer output, simplify connecting external amplifiers.

Expand and customize
Purchase Pioneer's CD-iU200V iPod® adapter and add your favorite playlists to the music mix. You'll see song info on the receiver's screen, and you can even watch your iPod's videos when you're parked. When your iPod is connected the receiver bypasses your iPod's built-in digital-to-analog converter, using its high-quality DAC to deliver your music files with the highest fidelity possible.Add an optional satellite radio to enjoy an unparalleled variety of news, sports, talk, and commercial-free music, or add an HD Radio™ tuner for the sweet sound of free HD Radio™ AM/FM broadcasts.

Connect a game system or another external audio/video source to the rear A/V input, and add another audio source to the rear auxiliary input. The rear USB input accommodates your USB storage devices. You can even add a rear-view camera for extra safety when backing up in tight spots. Pioneer's optional Bluetooth® adapter allows hands-free phone calls when you're driving — it's much safer than fumbling around for your phone when you get an important call.

For a look that's all your own, customize the AVH-P4100DVD by choosing from five display colors and 112 key panel illumination options. The look can match your car, your style, or your whims — whatever combo you choose, you'll stick out from the crowd.

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.

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 7" motorized slide-down touchscreen
    • five customizable display colors and 112 key panel illumination choices
    • fits double-sized dash openings
    audio/video features:
    • plays MP3/WMA/AAC files recorded on CD and DVD
    • supports video playback from DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DivX, and Video CD discs
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 3-band parametric equalizer with 6 preset EQ curves
    • bass boost
    Expandability:
    • compatible with Pioneer iPod adapter, Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio, HD Radio tuner, and CD changer
    • inputs: rear A/V input, rear USB and auxiliary inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 14 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 4.0 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blu, Rd, Amb, Grn, Whi
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Rear
    USB Input Rear
    Memory Card Slot USB Memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano5/Nano4/Nano3
    Touch Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    Mini ---
    iPhone Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    Product Research
    What's in the box?

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    • Double-DIN AM/FM/DVD/AV receiver with 6.95" wide LCD touch-screen monitor
    • Trim bezel
    • Wiring harness
    • 59" USB extension cable (has male Type A USB on one end and female Type A USB on the other end)
    • 8 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 8 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 3" Plastic stylus
    • Operation Manual (English)
    • Operation Manual (French)
    • Operation Manual (Spanish) Installation Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Warranty sheet (English/French)
    • Warning sheet concerning installation safety
    • Optional CD-IU200V cable connection note

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    General Features
    DVD/CD Features
    Audio Features
    External Device Controls
    Audio/Video Inputs and Outputs

    General Features

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. Unlike many in-dash monitors, there is no hideaway box; all the inputs and outputs are included within the unit's chassis. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. As always, please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    6.95" TFT LCD Touchscreen Color Display: The AVH-P4100DVD features a 6.95" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 wide screen touch-screen display. The resolution of the display is 1440 x 234 for a total of 336,960 pixels. The screen has an anti-glare, low reflection coating for better visibility. The touch panel allows you to control this unit or a connected component such as an iPod, Satellite radio receiver, USB Flash memory, or DVD/CD changer. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The unit's touchscreen display electronically slides down to load and eject your DVD/CD discs. The LCD Touchscreen displays' angle can be adjusted to five different positions.

    Note: The motorized touchscreen display is not removable.

    Video Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for each source and the optional rear view camera, including brightness, contrast, color, hue, temperature, and black level.

    On Screen Display Color And Background Adjustment: The color of the on-screen display can be set to blue, red, amber, green, or white. The background can be set to one of seven preset background images, a stored JPEG image, or a video image from the external input.

    Front-Panel Controls With Adjustable Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can also be set to blue, red, amber, green, white or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color using the unit's on-screen menu.

    Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.

    BSM (Best Stations Memory): BSM lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.

    Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. There are 4 level of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.

    Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. You can turn the dimmer on or off. The automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.

    Telephone Mute/Attenuator: Sound from your system is muted or attenuated automatically when a phone signal is received when you have hardwired your mobile phone system to the mute wire of this unit.

    Mounting: This unit can be installed up to a 30-degree angle.

    Optional Remote Control: The AVH-P4100DVD does not include a remote control. The optional CD-R55 wireless remote control can be used with this unit. The head unit also has a 3.5mm mini-jack on the back panel for connecting an optional wired remote control, such as the CD-MR70 or CD-MR80 (130CDMR70 or 130CDMR80).

    Steering Wheel Control Compatibility: The unit's 3.5mm wired remote input can be used with the optional PAC SWI-PS steering wheel control interface (item number 127SWIPS). Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm compatibility with your car.

    DVD/CD Features

    Disc Compatibility: The Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD supports playback of DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, and Video CD discs.

    MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play MP3/WMA files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. MP3 and AAC files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps and WMA files with a bit rate from 5-320 kbps are supported. The unit is compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments. Up to 8 directories, 99 folders and 999 files per disc are recognized by this unit.

    AAC Decoding: This unit will playback AAC files encoded by iTunes recorded onto discs, however files purchased from the iTunes Music Store (.m4p file extension) are not compatible. Tracks recorded at transmission rates of 8-320 kbps are playable on this unit.

    JPEG Picture File Playback: You can play back JPEG still images (up to a resolution of 8,192 x 7,680) recorded on a CD-R and CD-RW discs. The unit automatically starts a slideshow from the first folder/picture on the disc. The player displays the pictures in each folder in alphabetical order. The slideshow interval can be set to 10, 20, or 30 seconds. You can also rotate still images clockwise 90-degrees.

    DivX Video Compatibility: This unit supports DivX video file playback recorded onto DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs. This unit corresponds to a DivX file display up to 1,590 minutes and 43 seconds. DivX video files must be recorded with a bit rate of 8-320 kbps.

    Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video:

    • Full: a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only, enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions
    • Just: the picture is enlarged slightly at the center and the amount of enlargement increases horizontally toward the ends of the picture
    • Zoom: a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen
    • Cinema: a picture is enlarged by the same proportion as Full or Zoom in the horizontal direction and by an intermediate proportion between Full and Zoom in the vertical direction
    • Normal: a 4:3 picture is displayed as it is

    Multi-Angle Display: This function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a number of different angles.

    Note: This function is limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.

    Automatic Playback: When a DVD disc with DVD menu is inserted, this unit will cancel the DVD menu automatically and start playback from the first chapter of the first title.

    File Name List: The File Name List lets you see the list of file names (or folder names) on a compressed audio disc and select one of them to playback.

    CD Scan: CD scan lets you hear the first 10 seconds of the each track on your CD. When playing a compressed audio disc, the first 10 seconds of each track of the current folder or the first track of each folder is played.

    CM Skip: This function skips recorded video content for a specified period of time. You can skip backward in intervals of 5, 15, 30, 60, 120, or 180 seconds; and skip forward in intervals of 30, 60, 90, 180 seconds, 5, and 10 minutes.

    Scene Search: You can use the search function on the unit's on-screen display to search for a desired scene on your DVD by specifying a title and chapter track and then using the time search function to specify the time on the disc at which play starts.

    Slow Motion: When playing a DVD or Video CD, there are four slow motion speeds in both directions (1/16, 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2).

    Repeat Play: When playing a DVD, you can repeat the current chapter and title or the entire disc. When playing a CD you can repeat the entire disc or current track.

    Frame-By-Frame Playback: This feature lets you movie ahead on frame at a time during playback of your DVD or Video CD.

    Return to Scene: You can return to the specified scene where the DVD you are currently playing has been preprogrammed to return.

    Bookmark (Resume Playback): The Bookmark function lets you resume playback from a selected scene the next time the disc is loaded.

    Multi-Audio: DVDs can provide audio playback with different languages and different systems (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc; external processor required to decode Dolby Digital and DTS). With DVDs featuring multi-audio recordings you can switch between languages/audio systems during playback.

    Multi-Subtitle: With DVDs featuring multi-subtitle recordings, you can switch between subtitle languages during playback of your disc.

    Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be parked with the parking brake engaged.

    Parental Lock: This unit features an 8-level Parental Lock system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password to prevent certain DVD's from being played back on the AVH-P4100DVD.

    Audio Features

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the AVH-P4100DVD are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50 watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)

    MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output. The amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to moderate volume levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels from subwoofers, an optional amplifier may be connected to the preamp outputs.

    Easy EQ Curves: This model has "SUPER BASS", "POWERFUL", "NATURAL", "VOCAL", "CUSTOM", and "FLAT" preset EQ curves. The "CUSTOM" curve is one that you create and store in memory. A separate "CUSTOM" curve can be created and stored in memory for each source.

    3-Band Parametric Equalizer: This unit includes a 3-band parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a low (40, 80, 100 or 160Hz), mid (200, 500, 1k or 2kHz) and high frequency (3.15k, 8k, 10k or 12.5kHz) to boost or cut within a range of -12dB to +12dB. The Q factor (slope of the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the following four options: 2N (narrow), 1N, 1W and 2W (wide). Selecting a narrow (steep) Q factor results in frequencies around the center frequency to be affected less by the boost or cut than they are with a wide Q factor. This feature is useful for taming frequency response problems caused by the dimensions, materials and speaker locations of a vehicle.

    Adjustable Loudness: You can select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for different levels of loudness compensation.

    Bass Boost: You can easily boost the subwoofer bass level by using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost feature allows you increase the subwoofer level from 0 to +6.

    Sound Retriever: The Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When Sound Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the original sound. There are two available levels of the Sound Retriever effect.

    Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.

    Three 4-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD is equipped with three 4-Volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front and rear speakers are fading with high-pass crossover filters, while the subwoofer output is non-fading with a low-pass crossover filter.

    • Front and Rear Preamp Outputs: If you do not want low frequency sounds to play from the front or rear speaker preamp outputs (or speaker outputs), you can turn on the 12dB/octave High Pass Filter. The HPF has a selectable cutoff frequency (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz). Only frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output through the speakers.
    • Subwoofer Output: The unit has a pair of dedicated non-fading RCA subwoofer outputs with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level. When the subwoofer output is turned on, you can select the frequency of the 18dB/octave low pass filter (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz), select the subwoofer phase (normal/reverse), and the subwoofer gain (+6 to -24).

    Rear Channel Output: You can choose to use the rear channel output (speaker and preout) for full-range speaker or subwoofer. If you select "subwoofer", you can connect a 4-ohm subwoofer directly to each rear speaker lead, or a 2-ohm subwoofer to one of the rear speaker leads, without using an external amplifier.

    External Device Controls

    USB Input: The AVH-P4100DVD has a female Type A USB 2.0 Full Speed port on the rear panel and comes supplied with a 59" USB cable. You can plug in a USB portable audio player or a USB memory device. This unit is compatible with USB Mass Storage Class compliant portable audio player and memory devices, loaded with MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV files. Up to 65,535 files, 6,000 folders, and up to 8 tiers can be played back. It can accept memory of 250 MB to 250 GB formatted in FAT32 or FAT16 file system. This unit also supports JPEG still image files (up to 8,192 x 7,680 pixels) loaded on a USB mass storage device.

    iPod Direct Control with Video: The Pioneer CD-IU200V iPod adapter (item number 130IU200V, sold separately) permits direct control, audio/video playback, and charging of your iPod through the Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD Multimedia Headunit's rear-panel USB and AV 3.5mm input. The Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD can be connected with an iPod via this dedicated adapter by attaching the cable's USB type-A and 3.5mm minijack connector to the headunit's rear panel USB and AV auxiliary ports and plugging the cable's dock connector into your iPod's dock connection. You can choose to control your iPod from the AVH-P4100DVD or the iPod, itself. Song/album titles, artist names, and track length are conveniently displayed on the monitor display. This capability also permits multiple "search" functions, making it a snap to find a song to play back. Just like looking for files stored on a PC, iPod-recorded songs may be sorted according to registered playlists, genres, artists, or albums to ensure easy access to each music file. The AVH-P4100DVD also supports Repeat and Shuffle playback functions. The Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD multimedia headunit is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions when connected via the optional Pioneer CD-IU200V interface cable (as of Dec. 2009):

    iPod/iPhone Model Media Type  Control Display Charge
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track
    iPod w/ dock-connector (3rd gen.) N N N N N N N
    iPod w/ click-wheel or color-display (4th gen.) N N N N N N N
    iPod mini (1st/2nd gen.) N N N N N N N
    iPod video (5th gen.) Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPod classic (80/120/160 GB) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPod nano 1st gen. Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd gen. Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd gen. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th gen. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th gen. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPod touch 1st gen. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd gen. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd gen. Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3G Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

    Note: Apple firmware updates may change functionality results. If you do not need video playback from your compatible iPod, you can use the Pioneer CD-IU50 USB interface cable (sold separately) or the USB/iPod Dock cable that comes with your iPod to play back audio only, control, and charge your iPod through the AVH-P4100DVD.

    Optional Bluetooth Adapter: In addition, you can use this unit to control a CD-BTB200 Bluetooth adapter (130BTB200, sold separately) for your compatible Bluetooth mobile phone or Bluetooth portable audio player. The Pioneer CD-BTB200 Bluetooth Adapter allows you to make and receive calls wirelessly and hands-free on your Bluetooth-equipped cellular telephone through this Pioneer "Bluetooth Adapter Ready" head unit. The CD-BTB200 comes with a microphone for making and answering your calls. You can hear the other party through the vehicle's speaker system. You can also play and control Bluetooth audio players as well. The unit connects to the head unit via the supplied IP-BUS cable, and has an IP-BUS pass-through for daisy chaining another component.

    Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control an external satellite radio tuner from XM or SIRIUS. The head unit is compatible with the GEX-P920XM (item number 130P920XM) Pioneer XM receiver. For Sirius there are two options; connect the SC-C1 SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle tuner and the CD-SB10 Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (package item number 700SIRPION), or use the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (item number 130CDSB10) and the SIRIUS dock-and-play adapter (item number 607SCVDOC1) along with a compatible portable SIRIUS radio. A subscription to XM or Sirius, plus the proper antenna is required in order to receive satellite radio programming. The satellite radio tuners connect via the IP-Bus connector on the back of the head unit.

    HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional Pioneer GEX-P20HD HD Radio tuner (item number 130GEXP20H), allowing you to tune available HD Radio stations. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. The GEX-P20HD connects through the IP-BUS interface.

    Optical Digital Output with DSP Controls: The proprietary optical digital output on the rear of the head unit along with the IP-Bus connection allows you to connect an optional Pioneer digital audio processor (sold separately) that comes supplied with its own proprietary optical cable. The AVH-P4100DVD has controls for the optional multi-channel digital signal processor (such as the DEQ-P8000, sold separately). With the connected DSP unit, you can apply seat position, time alignment adjustments, sound field controls, speaker output level adjustments with a test tone, and set cutoff frequencies.

    CD/DVD Changer Controls: While playing a CD in a Pioneer 6-disc or 12-disc changer, you can perform the following functions: repeat track, repeat disc, repeat all discs, disc random, magazine random, disc intro scan, and track intro scan. During playback of a CD Text Disc, the unit can display a list of all the tracks on a disc, or the titles of all the discs in the magazine. When tracks or discs are displayed in a list, you can directly select your favorites by touching the corresponding number key. When used with a CD Text compatible Pioneer CD changer, this unit will display the titles of CD Text encoded discs that are played in the changer. This unit can also control an optional Pioneer DVD player or DVD changer.

    Audio/Video Inputs and Outputs

    AV Auxiliary Input: The AVH-P4100DVD has an AV 3.5mm mini-jack auxiliary input on the rear-panel panel for connecting a portable audio/video device or an iPod. In addition, you can connect an audio only auxiliary device using the optional CD-RB10 or CD-RB20 IP-Bus-RCA interconnect.

    AV RCA Input: There is an A/V input (composite video/stereo RCA audio) for connecting a video component such as a VCR or game console.

    Composite Video Out: The AVH-P4100DVD features a composite RCA video output that allows you to connect an external display to the unit. You can select the unit to output a 16:9, Letter-Box or Pan-Scan aspect ratio to match your external display's screen size.

    Rear View Camera: The AVH-P4100DVD is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. The head unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera In jack) when an optional rear camera (camera must have an RCA composite video output) is installed on your vehicle. When your vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera.

     
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD

    Written By Steve, Anchorage, AK on Friday, May 07, 2010
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    I put this unit into my '07 Tacoma. I used a Polk PA 500 amplifier and two sets of Polk
    speakers. The sound is incredible. I added the Bluetooth and it is extremely handy to use
    this system to talk while I drive. The layout is bright and easy to use and I am generally
    extremely pleased.

    There are two problems, though, that I have, both centering on my iPhone. I have an
    iPhone 3GS and this unit will not import the data from my phone. Not such a big deal, but
    it is an inconvenience. I have to look at my phone to see who's calling. The second issue
    is frustrating. Whenever I start my car and plug in my phone, the iPod will play for 5 - 20
    seconds and then the sound will stop. According to the display, my iPod is still playing,
    but no sound. The solution is to unplug my phone and plug it back in. This does not
    happen if I use my old iPod or my wife's iPod. It only happens with my phone.

    These are two minor problems. Otherwise, I really enjoy this unit.
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    5 out of 5

    Great CD Player

    Written By Jake, NC on Wednesday, November 11, 2009
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    This is a great in-dash. I installed it in my 02 tacoma and it looks amazing.
    The screen is sleek, and the sound settings are great. I hooked my PS2 up to
    it, and that also works well. Buy the ipod cable its a great addition to a sweet
    cd player.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Wow this thing even gives you hea...

    Written By Mark, Denver, Co on Saturday, November 07, 2009
     
    Wow this thing even gives you headend controll of your IPOD. All your
    favorites at your finger tips.The gooies are by far cooler and easier to use
    then the competitors, I love the ability of having a fully adjustable EQ.Even
    preset adjustments are able to bring out the best sounds out of any system.
    Added Rockford Fosgate Amps, Sub, and Infinity Speakers make this a
    system that will make anybody a insta audiophile. The Installation was quick
    and painless,a slight modification to the vehicle faceplate and I'm styling.
    Thanks for all the parts and support, couldn't have done it without you!!
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    5 out of 5

    Nissan Titan

    Written By dane6895, Wapwallopen, PA on Monday, November 02, 2009
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    I love this unit. I had a couple diffrent ones and I was hesitant because it seemed to
    good to be true at this price. But I installed it and right away I noticed a huge diffence in
    sound. There is alot of adjustments you can use. IIt's almost overwhelming. But I
    hooked it up to Clarion and Polk Audio Components getting pushed by a Clarion 1550 to
    a JL stealthbox with 2 10s and a Polk Audio 400.1 to the mids and highs. I am in love.
    The DVD is quick and has beautiful clarity. The sceen angles in 3 diffrent possitions.
    The buttons and the background can be changed to just about any color you want. The
    rear view camera screen works really fast. I honestly have no complaints about this unit.
    Would definately buy again, poosibly a second. Thanks Crutchfield.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Good product

    Written By sahoopes, Wichita, KS on Monday, August 24, 2009
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    Installed into a 2007 Ford Fusion to replace stock 6-CD MP3 Ford Stereo.
    This was my first do-it-yourself stereo install. Crutchfield made it easy. I
    also have the Bluetooth module and the steering control module. Both
    were easy to install and work perfectly. I do not miss my 6-CD changer at
    all.

    Only let down for me is the unit (or the bluetooth module) drop the phone
    connection after each call. About 1 minute later it re-connects.
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Great unit!

    Written By Ron, Mount Dora, Florida on Tuesday, July 14, 2009
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    I installed this unit into a 2008 Tundra Double cab with the HD radio and Sirius adaptors a couple of months ago, and love it. The sound improved the stock speakers a lot, but I wanted more. After installing with new speakers (component in front/coax in rear) amps and a 10" MTX sub, the sound is much better. The adaptor sent with the radio matches the dash and the radio looks great installed. HD radio sounds better then the sirius does, and CD's are even better . The best feature is the USB, I loaded music onto a thumb drive and works perfect, it even plays the music in random or in order if wanted. The EQ is a bit tedious, it took a while to get the sound the way I wanted it, but works great.

    Some of the display graphics could be laid out better, station presets on one page rather than scroll for #6, and the clock is only 24hour format, but I would buy again for sure.



    5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent for Mustang w/Shaker 1000

    Written By Andy, Herndon, VA on Thursday, July 09, 2009
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    Installed this unit in my Mustang to replace the factory Shaker 1000 head unit. The install was fairly straight forward with minor guidance from Crutchfield as needed (was my first installation of an aftermarket system). The sound is terrific and the display is quite nice as well. I appreciated the ability to adjust both the display and button colors for consistency with the stock dash lighting. The unit itself looks great in the dash with the supplied bezel - giving as close to a "factory" look as possible. The highlight is definitely the iPod interface. I would recommend this system to anyone who is looking for a full touch screen display, but does not require navigation.
    12 out of 12 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Perfect Unit for 2008 Nissan Frontier CC

    Written By Crutchfield, Slidell, LA on Sunday, June 28, 2009
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    After having researched a lot of different dvd receivers, the Pioneer Avh-p4100dvd seemed like the best bang for your buck. I am very pleased with all its features including full ipod functionality and a very responsive user friendly touch interface. If you are like me and want a unit that works great with the iPod, this unit surely is your best bet. It has many other great features such as link play, a great equalizer, and much much more... This unit not will not disappoint and I am very happy with the guidance that Crutchfield has provided when deciding what head unit would be the best for my 2008 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    3 out of 5

    Decent radio

    Written By mikeb0560, Worcester, MA on Saturday, June 27, 2009
     
    I go all the accessories and add ons for this system. This system is pretty nice. Easy to install. Everything worked 100%. The only complaint I have is the DVD will not play unless a wire is hooked up to your parking brake.
    5 out of 17 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Unit

    Written By Saint, Nashville, TN on Tuesday, June 16, 2009
     
    I installed this unit 2 weeks ago and it is great.
    Pros:
    user friendly "at least for me"
    very customizable from the colors of the buttons and touch screen buttons to the background.
    dvd video looks amazing
    sound quality is great

    Cons:
    custom background is a not as clear as I would like.
    the clock can only be set as a 24 hour clock. "military time"
    the eq is only 3 band "but you can adjust the frequency so barely a con"
    sucks to install into a F-150."Not a fault of the unit"

    Overall a great unit, the cons i list are things that don't bother me at all. But if you do own a F-150 be prepared for a custom install.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Worth Every Penny

    Written By Dennis, MD on Monday, June 01, 2009
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    After trying many units this one takes the cake, I havent found a flaw yet. The sound from my not-yet-upgraded factory speakers was amazingly deep and crisp. The full 7" touch screen is beautiful and displays movies sharp and bright. The icons for all the functions of the units are pretty straight forward, i havent had to check the manual for much.

    This stereo comes alive when you use digital music. It has to be the most intuitive and effective ipod connection and control to date. The unit controls the ipod almost exactly the same as the ipod itself. Its not the prettiest screen but the ease of use makes you overlook the lackluster icons. You can dance through the menus by alphabet or just dragging OR tapping the scroll bar. Awesome!

    Overall the best stereo I could ask for.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Unit

    Written By Kyle, Fort Myers, FL on Monday, May 18, 2009
     
    This unit is great. I got it to replace a single DIN Jensen that just did not cut the mustard as far as user options and neatness of controls are concerned. The USB cord supplied worked fin with both an iPod nano and my Iphone3G without the extra cord that Pioneer says you need. I guess the cord is used for iPod video functions, but I would rather burn a dvd of a movie and play it from the dvd slot and not take up room on my iPhone. Not having a ton of buttons is great for everyday use, but the setup was a little more menu intensive due to the lack of no push and hold type sequences. All-in-all the unit is great and the clock is the only true down-fall so far (I called Pioneer and they said the next firmware update will fix that). The preset buttons on the screen could be placed a little better since the screen shows 5 of the 6 and scrolling is necessary to get to the 6th one (no biggie). I would buy this unit again for its clean look and great feel and functionality if you need a double DIN without navigation.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Unt

    Written By Michael, Woodbury TN on Thursday, May 14, 2009
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    This unit is great in every way. The interface is easy to understand, the touch response of the screen is outstanding, and the sound is amazing. The high and low pass filters work together flawlessly. Installed in a 98 Altima with infinity 6022si's at each corner and 2 10" MTX 4500's in bass slammer box 300rms Alpine amp. The only drawback I can find is that it cannot be completely turned off. When it is turned off the screen displays "off" in the upper left corner for some time then it slips into demo mode. Toggle switch in line with the ACC wire fixed it though.
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    5 out of 5

    Very Good Unit

    Written By Keith, Nashua NH on Wednesday, May 13, 2009
     
    I got this units as a present. beyond good for the money. the screen is good, sounds is beyond good. the sub control works very good. i am a fan of DVD recivers that have the option to change its angle. you get 4 options for the screen, and once you turn the car off it resets its self back into the radio. On start up it comes back to your desired angel. Light color control is fun, most people dont review that you can customize the colors of the buttons. you have the options of CD-DVD-Ipod (Full controll from screen) and thumb drive. love it!

    Pros: easy install (Mainly to crutchfields master install sheets) GREAT sound, you do have the option of CD-DVD i just us a 32 GB thumb drive for now. Full Ipod control from screen. Screen angles. change of colors to match the car. Good with an amp.

    Cons: none yet (Other then now i do wish i had the GPS)

    Recommendations: Get Crutchfields easy install guides, and kits. most places do not custom make installs, also call at any point and they will help you figure anything out. this was my first install on my own. beyond helped me!
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    The only one you need.

    Written By Ken, Tucson, AZ on Thursday, April 30, 2009
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    This is an AMAZING stereo! I have had it installed for two days and since then I have been looking for ANY reason to drive around. VERY easy to use and has pretty much everything that you could possibly want in a stereo. I would buy 10 more if I had the need to. I highly recommend this stereo!
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    5 out of 5

    Fantastic

    Written By tiller, MA on Tuesday, April 21, 2009
     
    i installed this in my 2004 subaru impreza WRX and i think it is amazing. the installation was a snap with the free gear and was very simple, i wish there were better instructions on how to install the E-brake safety thing. the ipod works fantastic and no problems with that, except the video, i bought zoolander and couldn't figure out how to get the actual movie to play, all it does is play the sound. but once i figure out how to install the e brake i'm sure everything will be fine. the colors and images are awesome.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Satisfied

    Written By Gigi, Miami, FL on Sunday, April 19, 2009
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    I haven't been able to check out all of it's capabilities, but so far so good. It's a very stable unit (which has been my main problem with others).

    **The HD RADIO sounds superb.

    =]
    1 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great product

    Written By Joey, Clovis, NM on Friday, April 10, 2009
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    I just got this deck in yesterday and everything works amazingly. I bought this deck mainly for use with my ipod and it really delivers in that department. The ipod controls are very easy to use and easy to learn how to use. I never had to check the maunel. The only complaint I would have is that during the day time the screen really washes out and it gets very difficult to read. Other then that I would not hesitate to buy this again. Way to go Pioneer!
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Very Good Unit

    Written By CBG1028, CT on Wednesday, April 08, 2009
     
    Bought this unit and installed in my 07 Sport Trac. Overall it is a great unit for the price. I have my 3g iPhone hooked up and it works very well. I can not play back video and audio at the same time, it seems that the description is slightly misleading, or I am doing some wrong. But it does download album art, and iPhone / iPod menus are identical to the apple hardware.
    iPhone works well with the bluetooth adaptor, but does not download phone book. Even though the name doesn't appear the number still does, once the call has connected. Fully read how to connect a phone and then register it to the system or you will have problems with the phone staying connected and reconnecting to the system.
    As for connectors, make sure you do not disregard the parking brake lead. If this is NOT hooked up to the parking brake you will not be able to use the DVD/Video feature of the system.
    Other than those couple issues ( if you would call them that) it is a great unit and well worth the money.
    9 out of 12 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Product

    Written By Dave, Florida on Sunday, March 22, 2009
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    Just installed this in my 2008 F-150 and it is a great upgrade from the factory unit. Swapped out all the door speakers a few months back, and now with this "partial" upgrade (no amps, subs, etc.) I really have a great system. Works well with Sirius SCC1 tuner (although wish an adapter was readily available to use factory installed Sirius antenna) and IU 200-V for iPod. Awesome unit....
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Greatest Deck Ever!!

    Written By Frank, Jacksonville, FL on Tuesday, March 17, 2009
     
    I recently had this unit installed in my 2007 Chevy Tahoe. I have owned many Pioneer Products, but this is the best one yet. The built in amplifier really brought out the sound in my factory Bose speakers. The DVD picture is phenomenal. Love the fact that the buttons are located at the bottom of the unit (no knobs). I also added a pair of Rockford Fosgate 12" subs (P1S412), along with a P300-1 Rockford amp to upgrade the sound. Don't let the size of the amp fool you. This amp powers my subs like you wouldn't believe. My truck can be heard coming down the street a block away. I would recommend anyone with an I-Pod to purchase the adapter (IU200-V). Very convenient. Allows you to completely control the I-Pod from the unit while your I-Pod is placed inside of your glovebox. This is a great buy. You will not be disappointed.
    18 out of 19 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Purchase

    Written By Jake, Stillwater, OK on Wednesday, March 11, 2009
     
    I just installed this unit into my 2000 Ford F-250. After being told it would not fit, I bought it anyway, and with some minor trimming, and I mean minor, I was able to install it. Fits great. And installation was a snap. Controls are great, very easy to get used to. Make sure you purchase the correct cable for the 4100, you must use the IU200v or it will not allow you to play iPod video. The only problem I have with this unit is the XM. I relocated an XM unit from a previous Pioneer stereo. Because it is an XM unit using a Pioneer converter, it does not display all information at one time. Either purchase the Pioneer unit or get used to the limited information. Other than that, for the price, you can't beat this unit. Enjoy.
    8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great DVD Deck

    Written By Joshua, Tacoma, WA on Saturday, March 07, 2009
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    I just had this deck installed in my truck yesterday, and i have to say it is
    one of the better decks i have owned. The picture is very clear, sound is
    very clear, buttons are easy to use and easy to understand, it doesn't take
    long before you get used to it. I also had my Infinity Kappa 12" subs
    installed with my kappa one amp. This entire system beats hard. You can
    really hear me coming. and the sound is crystal clear, i am very pleased
    with this deck and i would recommend this deck to anyone that wants a
    good deck at a decent price, haven't had any drawbacks to this system
    yet. DVD's are very clear and bright. Excellent Deck!!
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