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Our take on the Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

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.

A beautiful 6.95" color screen alone isn't enough to make a multimedia receiver a great buy. Sure, Pioneer's AVH-P4300 DVD receiver has a display that'll knock your socks off, with multi-angle adjustments and awesome custom display colors. And yeah, you'll never get tired of tapping, swiping, or dragging icons on its user-friendly touchscreen, or whipping through customizable menus with its intuitive controls. But that's only part of the story with this receiver.

Enjoy entertainment options
No matter how you store your music, photos, and video, this receiver will play it. First of all, you can play music files loaded USB devices, SD/SDHC™ cards, or burned onto CDs or DVDs. Second, just connect your iPod® to the rear USB cable and you'll be able to use the receiver's controls to access your music. You'll find your tunes by browsing through albums, artists, and playlists on the touchscreen, or by activating Alphabet Search to zero in quickly on your favorites.

Third, for movies and more, the high-def touchscreen displays video content from a variety of sources when you're parked, plus the receiver's rear video output lets you connect external monitors for backseat entertainment. You'll need Pioneer's optional CD-IU200V iPod cable to view video content from your iPod or iPhone.

Listen to online content with Pandora Link and your iPhone®
If you're a Pandora® addict, just download Pioneer's free Pandora Link app, hook up your iPhone to the receiver's USB port with the optional CD-IU200V iPod cable, and you can use the receiver's controls to navigate your way through your Pandora stations. You'll enjoy total control over Pandora, including displays of artist, album, and song information on the receiver's colorful screen.

Sound quality you'll enjoy
Settle down in the driver's seat, turn up the music, and check out the clean, powerful output from this Pioneer's built-in amp. For fine tuning, you can use the 8-band equalizer to adjust your system to sound its best in your vehicle, while the built-in frequency filters maximize the performance of your speaker setup. This receiver also offers 4-volt preamp outputs that'll send a super-clean signal to any outboard amps.

Expansion possibilities
This Pioneer gives you several options for adding entertainment and safety functionality. You can hook up an HD Radio™ tuner to enjoy the high-fidelity sound of free AM/FM broadcasts from participating stations. With an optional satellite radio tuner, you can get into an incredible variety of news, sports, talk, and commercial-free music that'll follow you wherever you go.

If you're directionally challenged, Pioneer's navigation module will give you instant access to maps of the U.S. and Canada. Pioneer's Bluetooth® adapter enables hands-free calling with compatible phones. You can connect other sources to the rear audio/video input, or add a rear-view camera for extra safety when backing up in tight spots.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter 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. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

iPod 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.

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.95" touchscreen with multi-angle adjustments
    • intuitive touchscreen controls
    • 5 customizable display colors and customizable button illumination choices
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio/video features:
    • plays MP3/WMA/AAC files recorded on CD, DVD, and SD or SDHC memory cards
    • supports DivX video playback from DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW discs, or SD/SDHC cards
    • JPEG picture file playback on CD discs or SD/SDHC cards
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 8-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • Auto EQ function automatically creates a sound curve for your car (optional microphone required)
    • Advanced Sound Retriever
    Expandability:
    • built-in audio iPod control — Pioneer's optional adapter required for viewing video content
    • compatible with Pioneer Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio, navigation module, and HD Radio tuner
    • inputs: rear A/V and USB inputs, SD card slot, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    14 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Preamp Voltage
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    4 volts
    Display Color
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    Key Button Color
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    Variable
    EQ Bands
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    8
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Rear
    USB Input
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    Rear
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB and SD/SDHC
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    Both
    HD Radio
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    Optional
    Navigation
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    Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch
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    Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
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    iPhone
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    Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
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    9 dBf
    European Tuning
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    No
    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    Product Research
    What's in the box?

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    • Double-DIN DVD A/V receiver with integrated 6.95" LCD touchscreen monitor (10A fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Trim-ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CXE3877)
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • 58" USB extension cable (with a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
    • 8 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 8 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Owner's Manual (English)
    • Owner's Manual (French)
    • Owner's Manual (Spanish)
    • Warranty sheet (USA/Canada)

    Our Product Research Team

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    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc/SD-card Playback
    USB/iPod Connectivity
    AV Connections
    Bluetooth/Remote Control

    Display Features

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets.

    Note: As always, please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    6.95" Motorized LCD Touchscreen Display: The AVH-P4300DVD features a 6.95" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 wide screen touchscreen display. The resolution of the display is 1440 x 240 for a total of 345,600 pixels. The touchscreen allows you to control this unit or a connected component such as an iPod/iPhone, Satellite radio receiver, HD Radio tuner, USB Flash memory, or Bluetooth enabled device (via optional adapter). 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, as well as insert your SD memory card.

    Note: The motorized touchscreen display is not removable.

    Adjustable Angle: The multimedia head unit's LCD touchscreen display angle can be adjusted to five different positions, electronically.

    Multilingual Display: The Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD offers English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish text.

    Video Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for each source and the optional rear view camera; including brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color (adjusts color saturation), hue (adjusts the tone of color), temperature (adjust the color temperature), RGB (adjusts phase shifting), and black level (emphasizes dark portions of images).

    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.

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

    Note: To view a video image, the background image needs to be set to 'Off'.

    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 be set to red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color using the unit's on-screen menu.

    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.

    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.

    Audio Section

    24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from DVDs, CDs, and flash media, the Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD is equipped with a 24-bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converter.

    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.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the AVH-P4300DVD 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)

    EEQ (Easy EQ): there are seven stored equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2.

    8-Band Graphic EQ: The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 8-band graphic equalizer (40Hz, 80Hz, 200Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 8kHz, and10kHz).

    Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically measures your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an auto-equalizer curve base on that information. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone (130CDMC20, sold separately) is required to use this function. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone plugs into your compatible Pioneer A/V receiver's front-panel 3.5mm input (located behind slide-down touchscreen). The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your vehicle's driver seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.

    Sonic Center Control: Sound that is suited for the listening position can easily be created with this function. You can adjust sound more toward the listening position left (7) to right (7).

    Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies in the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness to High, Mid, Low, or Off.

    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.

    Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When the Advanced 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 Advanced 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-P4300DVD 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 Speaker 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.

    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 (yellow/black) of this unit.

    Radio Functions

    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.

    RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    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.

    Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control an external satellite radio tuner from XM or Sirius. The XM or Sirius satellite radio tuner connects via the IP-Bus connector on the back of the head unit.

    • XM Satellite Radio: The head unit is compatible with the GEX-P920XM (130P920XM, sold separately) Pioneer XM receiver.
    • Sirius Satellite Radio: For Sirius there are two options; connect the SC-C1 SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle tuner and the CD-SB10 Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (700SIRPION, sold separately), or use the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (130CDSB10, sold separately) and the SIRIUS dock-and-play adapter (607SCVDOC1, sold separately) along with a compatible portable SIRIUS radio.

    Note: A subscription to XM or Sirius, plus the proper antenna is required in order to receive satellite radio programming.

    HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional Pioneer GEX-P20HD HD Radio tuner (130GEXP20H, sold separately) allowing you to tune available HD Radio stations. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. The add-on HD Radio tuner also supports iTunes Tagging which allows you to save song information (tag) from an HD Radio broadcasting station to your connected iPod or iPhone. The saved songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. The optional HD Radio tuner connects through the head unit's IP-BUS interface.

    Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).

    Disc/SD-card Playback

    Multimedia Compatibility: The Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD features a hidden DVD/CD disc slot and SD/SDHC memory card slot behind its motorized slide-down face. The unit's motorized touchscreen display electronically slide-down to insert or eject a DVD/CD disc or SD/SDHC memory card.

    • Disc Compatibility: The AVH-P4300DVD supports playback of DVD Video, DVD-R/DL, DVD-RW, CD Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW, and Video CD discs (12cm only).
    • SD/SDHC Compatibility: This unit will support SD (up to 4 GB) and SDHC (4 GB to 32 GB) memory cards .

    Compressed Audio Playback: This unit can play MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA, (5-320 kbps), and AAC (8-320 kbps) audio files recorded on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW discs, as well as SD/SDHC-cards. The unit is compatible with ID3/WMA Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments.

    • Disc Requirements: MP3/WMA/AAC files must be recorded in Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats for CD-R/RW discs (UDF 1.02 (for DVD-R/RW discs). Up to 8 directories, 700 folders and 999 files per CD-R/CD-RW (3500 for DVD-R/RW) are recognized by this unit.
    • SD Card Requirements: MP3/WMA/AAC files must be recorded in FAT 12/16/32. Up to 65,535 files, 6,000 folders (255 files per folder), and up to 8 tiers can be played back.

    JPEG Picture File Playback: You can play back JPEG still images (up to a resolution of 8,192 x 7,680) recorded on CD-R/RW discs and SD/SDHC memory cards. 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 5, 10, or 15 seconds (or set to manual). JPEG images can also be rotated 90° clockwise.

    DivX Video Compatibility: This unit supports DivX video file playback recorded onto DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs, as well as SD-cards. The AVH-P4300DVD supports the following DivX formats (Home Theater ver. 3/4/5.2/6). The recommended DivX file size is 2 Mbps or less with a transmission rate of 2 GB or less.

    Playback Functions: The Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD offers the following playback functions.

    • 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.
    • Bookmark (Resume Playback): The Bookmark function lets you resume playback from a selected scene the next time the disc is loaded.
    • Frame-By-Frame Playback: This feature lets you movie ahead on frame at a time during playback of your DVD or Video CD.
    • Slow Motion Forward: When playing a DVD or Video CD, you can choose to play back video in slow motion (no audio).
    • Repeat Play: Audio/Video content can be repeated. You can choose from Disc (entire disc), Chapter (current chapter), Title (current title), Track (current track), File (current file), Folder (current folder), or One (current video/song/track).
    • Random (Shuffle) Play: Audio/Video can be played back in a random order. You can choose from Songs (videos/songs in selected list), Albums (videos/songs from selected album), Folder (songs/tracks in selected folder), or Disc (all songs/tracks on disc).

    Search Functions: The AVH-P4300DVD provides the following search functions.

    • Track Title List: You can select tracks to playback using the track title list which is a list of the tracks recorded on a disc.
    • 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.
    • Return to Scene: You can return to the specified scene where the DVD you are currently playing has been preprogrammed to return.
    • Skip Search: You can skip to the previous/next track, file, folder, title, or chapter on a disc.
    • Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward/reverse through a current track, file, or title on a disc.

    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.

    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.

    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-P4300DVD.

    Off Insert/Eject: A disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.

    Auto Off Eject: When you eject a disc, the unit will automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).

    Installation Angle: Optimum CD playback performance is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.

    USB/iPod Connectivity

    USB Port: The AVH-P4300DVD has a female Type-A USB 2.0 Full Speed port on its rear-panel and comes supplied with a 5' USB extension 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 (8-320 kbps), WMA (5-320 kbps), and AAC (8- 320 kbps) files recorded in FAT 16/32. Up to 65,535 files, 6,000 folders (255 files per folder), and up to 8 tiers can be played back. This unit also supports JPEG still image files (up to 8,192 x 7,680 pixels) and DivX video files (.avi or .divx) loaded on a USB mass storage device. The AVH-P4300DVD offers the following USB search, playback, and display functions.

    • Search Modes:
      • File Name List: select tracks to playback using the file name list, which is a list of the files stored on your USB device
      • Skip Search: skip to the previous/next file or folder on your connected USB device
      • Fast Forward/Reverse: fast forward/reverse through a current audio/video file on your connected USB device
    • Playback Modes:
      • Repeat: File (current file), Folder (current folder), or All (all files)
      • Random: Folder (files within selected folder) or All (all files)
      • Slide Show: automatically starts a slideshow from the first folder/picture on the USB device
    • Display Modes:
      • Numeric Text: track number and elapsed playing time
      • Alphanumeric Text: song title, artist name, and album label
      • Images: album art, JPEG still image, or DivX video image

    Note: This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB hub.

    iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The Pioneer multimedia head unit supports both audio/video playback from a compatible iPod or iPhone. Using your iPod or iPhone's USB/Dock cable you can enjoy audio playback of music, podcasts, and Apps stored on your iPod or iPhone. Using the Pioneer CD-IU200V iPod/iPhone connector cable (130IU200V, sold separately), you can also enjoy video playback of movies, TV shows, video podcasts, and music videos stored on your iPod or iPhone. The CD-IU200V iPod/iPhone connector cable plugs into the unit's USB port (using the supplied USB extension cable) and the unit's A/V Aux input terminal.

    Note: Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park (the unit will display "Audio Only" when your vehicle is in motion).

    iPod/iPhone DAC Bypass: Because the Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD uses its USB connection for audio & control transfer, your iPod/iPhone's stored music is loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality is maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 96dB.

    iPod/iPhone Control: The Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD offers 3 iPod/iPhone control modes - head unit, Passenger, and App mode.

    • head unit Control: To make operating and searching easy, operations to control your iPod/iPhone with this unit's touchscreen are designed to be as similar to the iPod/iPhone as possible.
      • Music Browsing: You can search your iPod/iPhone's audio/video content by category (Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, Video Podcast, TV Show, Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook). Each category is then listed alphabetically to ensure easy access to each audio/video file.
      • Link Search: In addition, the head unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.
      • Random & Repeat: You can also select random and repeat functions for a certain song, specific category, or your entire iPod/iPhone's music library.
    • Passenger: The Passenger control mode allows you to control audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your passenger seat.
    • App Mode: The App Mode lets you enjoy video content from iTunes apps, such as - Safari, YouTube, Netflix, and other select apps (iPhone app must support video output) from your iPhone 4 on the Pioneer head unit's high resolution touchscreen. You can control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse Previous/Next) of these applications from the Pioneer head unit. The App Mode feature can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and the hand-brake is fully engaged.

    Note: The App mode is only supported by the iPhone 4.

    iPod/iPhone Display: The multimedia head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track number, Folder number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, Album label, and Album art.

    Note: There is no music information displayed when this unit is set to 'App Mode'. Instead, all music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen. The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display the text - 'App Mode'.

    iTunes Tagging: The multimedia head unit's built-in AM/FM RDS tuner supports iTunes Tagging, so you can save a song's information (tag) from an FM RDS broadcasting station to your connected iPod/iPhone. iTunes Tagging gives you the ability to "tag" your favorite FM RDS radio station songs and store the information on your connected iPod/iPhone; without having to scramble for a piece of scrap paper in the car or remember what song it was. Then later you can connect your iPod/iPhone to your PC and preview or purchase the "tagged" music at the iTunes Music Store. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store.

    Pandora App: Pandora App lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD using your connected Apple iPhone, via the Pioneer CD-IU200V iPod connector cable (sold separately) or the USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPhone. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (ver. 3.0), iPhone 3G (ver. 3.0 or later), iPhone 3GS (ver.3.0 or later), or iPhone 4 (ver. 4.0) with the latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD provides control over your Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information; as well as Album art.

    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    iPod/iPhone Charging: The head unit's USB connection will power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone battery when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-4300DVD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of January 2011):

    iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type iTunes Tagging Pandora App Charge
    Audio Video head unit iPod/iPhone App Mode Song/Artist Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    clickwheel
    color
    4th N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y N N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y
    3rd 5.0 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y
    4th 5.0 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 4.3.5 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    4 5.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 5.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

    AV Connections

    AV Auxiliary Input: The AVH-P4300DVD has an AV 3.5mm mini-jack auxiliary input on the rear-panel panel for connecting a portable audio/video device.

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

    AV Output (with Dual Zone): The AVH-P4300DVD features a rear-panel composite RCA video/3.5mm audio output that allows you to connect an external display to the unit. You can playback audio/video content from a DVD/CD disc, the front AV input, the rear AV input, or the same source as the built-in monitor. 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.

    Note: You cannot play DivX files on the unit's monitor and a connected external monitor at the same time.

    Rear View Camera: The AVH-P4300DVD 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 (130NDBC4, sold separately) 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 (the purple/white wire in the wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching).

    Navigation Ready: The Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD is equipped with a proprietary multi-pin jack which allows you to connect the Pioneer AVIC-U220 add-on navigation unit (130AVIC220, sold separately).

    Bluetooth/Remote Control

    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. 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.

    Note: Not all Bluetooth mobile devices will be compatible. Visit Pioneer's website for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD includes an IR remote control (CXE3877) for wireless operation of the multimedia head unit and your connected devices.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

    Note: Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.

     
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    3 out of 5

    nice

    Written By Alex, New Orleans on Monday, January 13, 2014
     
    For the year this came out... Nice
    Pros:
    I like that I can connect my external hard drive via USB.
    Cons:
    Doesn't read too many video formats. DivX us cool but I would like more.
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent Head Unit

    Written By MM, Atlanta, GA on Friday, February 10, 2012
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    I've had this unit installed for a couple months now and its awesome. The touchscreen user interface is easy to navigate and adjust settings. It did take a while to fine tune the equalizer, but the unit allows for so much flexibility in adjusting several frequencies you can tweak until the sound is exactly how you want it. I'd recommend this for those that want to spend the time in fine tuning their sound system, but not for those that just want to install a until and play right away. It will require adjustments, but well worth it IMO.
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    4 out of 5

    The Good, Bad, and Ugly

    Written By fozzi58, Clifton, NJ on Thursday, January 12, 2012
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    Installed into an 08 Avalanche in June. (Get GMOS LAN04 - not LAN01). Huge screen, easy to see, lots of support for connections like CD/DVD, SD card, USB stick (I use Blackberry with 16GB card) Backup cam attachment works flawlessly - every time. Video connecrions are excellent. BEWARE - the bigger the memory card, the longer it takes to read. 32GB SD card takes almost 2 minutes to read and start playing. If you don't have an i-Something, a lot of the features are out. You can't search by title or letter unless your i-something is attached. Only search function on SD card or USB is by scrolling through the list of files on your data store. The title of artist/song/album does not scroll - MAJOR ANNOYANCE. So if the name is longer than the scree fits (Say like Creedence Clearwater Revival) you won't see the full artist name. Blue tooth is absolutely horrendous. There's a bit of noise when you get the volume up past the 20's; not engine noise, its just noise - like a cassette tape makes between songs. You won't notice it when the music is playing even with a loud stereo. Unit is very customizable regarding appearances, EQ settings, and specific tuning of the music. Manual is terrible. FM reception is outstanding but AM is sub-par. If you buy this unit - email or call Pioneer and complain - hopefully they will create and provide a firmware update to the unit to correct the title/artist scrolling feature and search functions for non i-something owners.
    Pros:
    Huge screen, intuitive menus, lots of connection options
    Cons:
    If you don't have an i-Something, you may be disappointed in song searching. Poor AM reception - even with antenna booster.
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    5 out of 5

    Great DVD Receiver

    Written By Steve K., New Jersey 2008 silverado ext cab. on Monday, December 19, 2011
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    This is a great user freindly receiver, well worth the money. The quality of this unit far exceeds the price. The screen clarity and dvd picture are clean and clear. I paired this receiver with Alpine components (610c) and coaxles in the rear (610). the sounds is crystal clear and rich. The only problem i had with the install was the supplied free dash kit did not work with this receiver in my vehicle. When the face opens and closed it got caught on the dash kit and would get stuck, no allowing you insert a cd/dvd. i had to order the metra 95-3305 dash kit and it looks better, matches the stock dash and no hang ups with the face.
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    3 out of 5

    Not too bad

    Written By BillB, Salisbury, NC on Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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    This was an okay purchase. The unit has bells and whistles but at this price w/no BT or GPS it should but then doesn't execute them very well. I wouldn't buy it knowing what I know now.
    Pros:
    Ease of install with kit and all. Basically stable unit with decent sound.
    Cons:
    Terrible song management...sometimes no titles when playing but they are there in the directory. Shuffle is really bad...almost as if it likes certain discs at certain times. Very often goes back to the same disc two or three songs later. And often plays the same song. It shuffles the same several discs. Also it takes forever to start playing when using an SD Card after being turned off. The GPS add-on is crazy expensive and my cell phone does much better with nav anyway.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By chaz, meshoppen, pa on Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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    it does everything crutchfield said it would, and what i wanted it to do...excellent sound and pic. will recommend crutchfield to all my friends, and even some of my enemies. also awesome shipping time, 2 days. u cant beat it. way better than ebay by far.
    Pros:
    everything
    Cons:
    i have no issues with this product
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    5 out of 5

    AVH4300DVD

    Written By Gordo, Maryville Tn on Thursday, November 17, 2011
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    I truly am pleased with my purchase from Crutchfield. I could have purchased, from other sites, and maybe (???) saved a few dollars. But not one of the other sites mentioned anything about the total number of items needed to install my purchase. If I had ordered from the other sites, and only purchased, with additional funds, their recommendations of items, I would not have been able to complete my installation. At 7:00pm I realized I needed an ant. cable adapter. If not for Crutchfield's extensive list of items needed, and included with my order, my installation would have come to a stop. Thanks to Crutchfield's included items, with no additional cost from me, I continued my installation, with the Crutchfield supplied ant. cable adapter. My Pioneer sounds as well as Crutchfield's installation kit performed....Excellent.
    Pros:
    I have always liked Pioneer products. This one lives up to my expectations. Great sound, a touch screen that is very functional and is very sensitive to my touch. Not any suprises.
    Cons:
    I have nothing to enter.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By kingdavid332, Pullman, WA on Saturday, November 05, 2011
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    Pros: Almost everything is great. Sound quality is good. Screen looks amazing. Touch screen response is almost right on. Integration with the Iphone is good, and changing between apps is a breeze. I wish that the Iphone usb cable would have come with the deck though. Pandora is awesome on the deck and works without need to touch the phone after the app is loaded. Radio reception is just ok. Otherwise its a good buy for the money!

    Cons: Video from the Iphone looks and sounds good, but the deck is very adamant about the car being parked, and it doesn't want to play like it should. I can understand the danger of driving while a video is playing though.
    Pros:
    Most things
    Cons:
    Not many things
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    5 out of 5

    completely satisfied

    Written By Shawn M, Goose Creek, SC on Wednesday, November 02, 2011
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    awesome in my '10 JKU, can't comment on radio reception since I have had my old iPhone tucked in the glove box since I got the unit, and have been playing nothing but my playlists. iPod controls was a breeze to learn. Don't mess with pandora since I have exactly what I want on my playlists. And crutchfield.com phone help couldn't have made the install easier.
    Pros:
    Everything imaginable in car stereo is available
    Cons:
    would have been nice to have had something included
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    5 out of 5

    Amazing unit, even better customer service

    Written By Chase, Kansas on Monday, October 31, 2011
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    I purchased this unit February of 2011. It still looks as it did out of the box. The touch screen is responsive and interface is easy to navigate. Perfect for iPod integration. You need the CD-IU200V cable if you plan on running audio and video from your iPod or iPhone. If you do not download your videos from iTunes, you need to convert your video format to play on iPod. I use a program called "Freemake" for this. There are many programs out there, but that is my favorite. Sound is coming from external amps and the 7-band EQ does a good job tuning the sound the way I like it. Best unit I've owned, absolutely no complaints. If you don't care for navigation out of the box and need a multimedia beast, get this. October 30, 2011- The unit appeared to have closed on a cd that was halfway sticking out. I found disk fragments sticking out between the faceplate and the unit. I did not witness this happen, but the unit would not open after this. Called Crutchfield and told them the problem. New one in the mail the next day! Crutchfield support is incredible. One of the few companies that actually takes care of their customers...which compelled me to create this review. Thank you Crutchfield!
    Pros:
    Simple, easy to use interface. Amazing sound and video quality. Fully customizable LED color and background. Quality construction materials.
    Cons:
    Love everything about this unit. Does everything as advertised.
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    5 out of 5

    Great head unit for iPod listening

    Written By John, Kansas on Thursday, October 13, 2011
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    I'm very satisfied with this head unit. I bought this to replace my factory stereo so I could hook up my iPod. After 2 weeks, this head unit is fabulous!

    The touch screen interface and the rear-USB port are what sold me on this specific unit. The UI blows away every other UI I played with in ease of use and not having to dig through a menu for common controls. I routed the USB cable that comes with the HU from the back of the HU to the front of my console. The USB cord that comes with your iPod hooks in and you can play music with album art. The iPod starts playing right away when you plug it in, and resumes where you last paused your music.

    The 7-band EQ lets me dial in a much better than my factory HU, but would be nice to have +/- 1dB increments instead of 2dB.

    The sound enhancer feature isn't bad, but I rip MP3s at the highest bitrate so I don't use it. It sounds like it uses a compressor to add more punch. The effect is most noticeable in the sub-bass and mid-bass--it definitely has more punch and warmth, and sounds "louder", but I can hear noise artifacts. The enhancer has 2 levels, but sounds poor on Level 2. It's tolerable on Level 1 but I feel that pure EQ gives me better results. If you're an audio purist, you probably won't use this feature.

    Overall this unit rocks and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a clean native-looking install to play their iPod.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By chris, port st lucie fl on Thursday, September 29, 2011
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    lovvve it for real no issues and it is better than i thought it would be!!
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By Josh, APO on Monday, September 19, 2011
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    I love this unit! It's definately worth the money spent. The only issue I have with it is that long song titles don't scroll so you can see the entire title of the song, unless I have been unable to figure it out. But I couldn't even find it in the manual either. That's the only reason I gave this 4 out of 5 stars. Other than that, this unit is GREAT! So if you don't care about that, then I recommend this.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By NJ, Orange County,CA on Sunday, September 18, 2011
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    The AVH-P4300DVD that I purchased recently is amazing! What I'd like with this head unit is the overall features of it, especially you can control your iPod,iPhone (using an interface cable) with just a touch of a button,you can hide your iPod anywhere you want it, with no cables hanging around your console. My next project is to buy the optional Bluetooth device for this unit. And the BEST of all is, the amazing service of CRUTCHFIELD. I received my unit one day ahead of scheduled date. You Rock!
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    5 out of 5

    Amazing Stereo Great Price!

    Written By Ryan, Cape May, NJ on Saturday, August 20, 2011
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    I absolutely love this head unit! I sold my old ipod and now i just use a small sd card loaded with all of my music. It's so simple to use and navigate. Once i have some money saved up i'm going to buy the optional navigation unit among other things. The sound is great and my subs sound better on it compared to my old head unit. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quality touchscreen interface dvd receiver.
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    5 out of 5

    Element of Sound

    Written By WK, Chicago Metro area on Friday, August 19, 2011
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    I waited a while to put a new aftermarket radio in my Honda Element. When I first got it, there was no amp retention harness available and I wanted to use the OEM amps and sub. So I upgraded the four speakers. Yesterday I just added the awesome Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD. I wanted iPod control, Pandora and possibly a HD tuner in a double DIN sized unit. It needed to offer good sound too and along with the iPod control it had to bypass the internal DAC in the iPod. This unit is EXACTLY what I wanted. It mates well with my Polk door speakers, the OEM sub and the OEM amps. Crutchfields harness is about as good as it gets and very easy to wire up. Ditto for their dash install kit - it looks better than the factory unit did. I need to up grade the sub now and will do some Crutchfield surfing to look for one. I could not be happier with the Pioneer unit, with the service from Crutchfield and with all the little extras that make it worth it to do business with Crutchfield.
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    3 out of 5

    App video not working, and no answers from Pioneer

    Written By Dan, Torrance, CA on Tuesday, August 16, 2011
     
    I cannot get the AVH-P4300DVD to play the video from any apps, except for Pandora. It plays iTunes videos fine, but I get no video from any other apps, including Netflix, Youtube, MotionX GPS etc. Considering this was a major selling point, I am VERY disappointed in my choice. I must point out this is a common issue, judging by the research I have done. Pioneer provides no support online. I am using an iPhone 3GS with OS 4.3.5. I am rating this 3 stars only because the audio is very good, and at least some video works.
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    4 out of 5

    AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By Shaw, Forney, tx on Monday, August 08, 2011
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    I love the look and sound of this unit! There are a few things that could be better though, such as: ability to download BGV for all avh units, wish it worked better with thePioneer CD-BTB200. You can't store contacts or see the name of the person calling you, only the first few digits are displayed. When you try to switch to app mode to watch videos on iphone or ipod it sometimes gets confused, e.g. audio only or video only, or it takes a while to work. Overall for the $ this is a slick and entertaining unit that i would recommend!
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    5 out of 5

    4300

    Written By parker, Alexander, AR on Monday, July 18, 2011
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    Very satisfied with the Pioneer 4300 head unit. The unit meet all but one of my features I was wanting. The bluetooth accessary will be addition I will be making soon. Equipment works great, looks wonderful, and installation went with ease. Had the crutchfield techs on stand by in case, thanks!
    2 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    1 out of 5

    Terrible experience!!!

    Written By chad, payson,utah on Wednesday, July 13, 2011
     
    I must start out by saying I have never owned any head unit other than a kenwood which I am replacing for a dvd touchscreen, but on paper this had every feature I could not find in a kenwood at this price so I gave it a shot. MISTAKE, I am currently in process of returning my second pioneer 4300 because there has been very excessive background noise in both of them(a hiss that gets louder with volume) coming from any speaker that i try to wire each of them up too.I have contacted crutchfield many times and they have been very helpful but everything they or I could think of to eliminate this problem has not worked and it won't go away.The unit operated great and controlled iPod with ease but the static in the background is unacceptable from a name brand unit at this price,stay away from this unit. If someone tries to give you one for free, RUN,the anguish it will cause you trying to make it work is not worth it! Because I have rewired so many times to try and make this work my wires are stubs and I will need a new harness for whatever unit I decide to go with now,very dissapointing!!!
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    2 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By JoeM, Greenville, IN on Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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    I am disappointed that the functions of the receiver are not more comprehensive. The Sirius radio function does not display the title, artist and album at the same time. I get that information on my portable Sirius but not on this unit. The presets on the radio do not show the station's call letters or numbers Also, the bluetooth is not compatible with the latest Android based telephone. Called factory and they said they did not anticipate upgrading the units software to work with the Android. What a load that is. You spend hundreds of dollars for a bluetooth unit and then it doesn't work. They, at least, could have identified the telephones that would be compatible with the unit to help determine if you wanted to purchase it. Considering the amount spent, I had hoped the unit would be a better product.
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    5 out of 5

    Great head unit with great features

    Written By Justin, Charlotte on Wednesday, June 15, 2011
     
    I have been looking for pretty much everything that this radio offers in a head unit for a long time, and for the price I am very impressed with the unit.

    PROS:

    EASILY integrates with Pandora. Just use the regular Pandora app on the iPhone. Don't bother with the Pioneer/Pandora one. One issue with Pandora, see CONS below.

    iPhone App Mode - This is a great feature that when the car is in park (wink) you can view content from apps that have the A/V Out API built in (currently Netflix, Youtube, MLB.TV, iPod, Motion X GPS). This ability is a welcome feature and hopefully many other Apps will add the A/V Out API in the near future (Slingbox, I am talking to you).

    CONS

    With Pandora and a factory iOS iPhone, if you hit the home button on your iPhone to lets say run a navigation app or check your mail, you lose audio. If you "modify" your iPhone there are apps that you can install that will allow you to truly background.

    The iPhone has A2DP Bluetooth audio capability. This allows stereo audio from all apps to be sent to Bluetooth devices that allow it. The Pioneer BTB-200 Bluetooth makes a connection with the iPhone and you lose audio out of the 30 pin connector on the iPhone. The only fix unless your phone is modified is to disable Bluetooth on the iPhone or the radio, eliminating the reason for having the BTB-200. You can't disable A2DP on the iPhone or on the BTB-200 currently.
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    5 out of 5

    Good Stereo

    Written By motorcyclerider, GA on Friday, June 03, 2011
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    Good radio at a better price.
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    5 out of 5

    WOW !!

    Written By Brian.C, IL on Tuesday, May 31, 2011
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    Bought this DVD to replace our 10 speaker Bose unit in a Nissan Armada. All I can say is WOW !! You talk about your music really coming to life with crisp highs & nice lows thanks to the Bose sub under seat. This head unit really made the Bose amp\spekers sound good using Crutchfields wire harness maintaining the amp. Pioneer done a good job on this unit feature wise. A++
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer Greatness!!

    Written By Scott, Seaford, DE on Thursday, May 26, 2011
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    I give the unit itself 5 stars. Pioneer has put together a in dash DVD player with built in amp and is simply stellar. Once the stock radio was out and this one hooked up, i couldn't believe the difference in sound even with stock speakers. The DVD is spectacular to. The unit itself is cheaper many places on the internet but Crutchfields tech support is AWESOME and also they give you all the others stuff needed to install. They give you the wiring harness for your vehicle and the mounting brackets which cost extra anywhere else. I cannot stress though how great their tech team is.

    Now for the installation. It was very simple and to the point. Wire up the harness from the Pioneer unit and the harness they provide for your vehicle and then plug n play. Very simple. The only issue i had was that i installed on a F250 Ford truck. Ford measurements are not exactly "double din" (4" by 7"). It's 3 5/8" by 7". So you have alot of cutting of the subdash. Dont be afraid. Cut the bottom of the opening (cavity) with a dremel tool even with the notch of the OEM mounting bracket and cut the top even with the top of the opening of the cavity. There are also two screws at the top of the opening that will need to come out. Once that is done you will have a perfect fit and you will not even need the bottom "gap filler" they provide with the mounting hardware.

    Overall, it's PERFECT
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    5 out of 5

    Awesomeness

    Written By Bigherms, Saipan MP on Saturday, May 21, 2011
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    With the help of the Crutchfield assistants I was able to receive my Head unit way earlier than was expected. especially i live here in The northern Marianas Islands. It only took 4 days after I called. When it got here it was the sweetest thing ive ever seen. I ve been a car audio fanatic for a long long time and i am proud to say this Pioneer 4300dvd rocks. It has a alot of features and the sound quality is really good. Try and buy one for yourself and see what im talking about.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By Anonymous, Benson Az. on Friday, May 13, 2011
     
    Just put this in my 05 chevey 2500 HD. the pioneer is great its my first one with
    the dvd clear picture.. Sounds great too. Also got the sirius connect with it too
    this hooked up so easy.. an got the GM factory integration adapter for all the
    stock bells.. its very good not loud at all..CRUTCHFIELD gets a 10!!!!!!!!
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    5 out of 5

    2007 Nissan 350Z

    Written By Anonymous, Franklin, VA on Sunday, May 08, 2011
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    Very nice unit for the money. The Metra dash trim kit SUCKS for a 2007 350Z.
    When you hit eject, the unit makes contact with the top of the trim, straining
    the screen motor. Be ready to do some Dremel work on it to make it clear. It's
    a shame a 20 dollar plastic kit can ruin a 500 dollar radio but Metra has the
    edge on that market.

    Don't let cheap plastic stop you from buying such a nice radio. Plenty of bang
    for the buck.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By jose, NYC, NY on Saturday, May 07, 2011
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    i ordered the 4200 model but got discontinued and crutchfield upgraded me to the
    4300..i have had this radio for about 4 months and its one of the best radios i
    have ever owned installation was the simplest. 7in screen is very crisp looks
    great the features it comes with are great. i installed the bluetooth adapter,
    sirius satellite, hd radio and backup and this unit rocks..everything sounds
    great..i would recommend this radio to anyone..way to go pioneer..
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By AdamR, Greenfield, IN on Monday, April 11, 2011
     
    I just got mine in and installed it myself a few days ago. Installation wasnt too
    bad. I instantly noticed a difference in the sound quality and clarity of my music.
    This was an upgrade from my old Dual XDVD 9101, which was a pretty good
    receiver. This blows it out of the water. 5 stars all the way around.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome, a little awesome and awesome

    Written By Rob C, Flagstaff, AZ on Monday, April 11, 2011
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    Installed in a '11 Toy Tacoma. This is a fold down face where the bottom kicks out, not a flip down where the top drops away from the unit pivoting about the bottom. No obstruction with the dash with the "fold down" 4300. This unit works flawlessly. USB Ipod (I routed mine into the glove box) = flawless and with no delay. Touch screen is amazing. Screen resolution and dvd function are really fun. I love my 4200 and glad I didn't buy anything more... had budgeted $1400 for the head unit. Paid this much and am so glad I did.
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By Anonymous, Canal Winchester,OH on Saturday, April 02, 2011
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    The best unit I have purchased in years.....
    2 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Wow!

    Written By RogerF, Midwest USA on Monday, March 28, 2011
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    I've been doing car audio for years, but this is my first foray into mobile video. I .must say "I'm impressed"! Now here is a capable unit that is seemingly future .proof! Including many features that I want now, and offering expandabilty for .features I may desire later, make this an excellent product for the money. The .audio parameters are many and offer excellent flexibility without external .processing...very nice! I feel as though I could go on and on but let me just tell .you that if you are thinking about it, don't hesitate, you will be delighted with this .product!
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    5 out of 5

    Very Nice unit Bluetooth module features downgraded from the 4000DVD

    Written By Clint, Knoxville, TN on Sunday, March 20, 2011
     
    Ive had this unit about 3 weeks now and love it. I replaced the Pioneer AVH-
    P4000DVD with this one. Alot nicer features and display than the 4000. I also
    have the Bluetooth add-on module for it and the BT features on the 4000 differ
    from the 4300. You could do more with the 4000 BT features (keypad dial,
    easier missed/dialed/received viewing) Dont know why Pioneer would take BT
    features away? So if BT is heavy on your list you may want to consider the
    3300BT. With that being said however, I couldnt be happier with the unit.
    DVD's are nice and clear and the 3 sets of 4 volt preouts (instead of 2 sets of 2
    volt in the 4000) are a very nice feature as Im running a 4 channel amp and a
    sub amp. The Pandora is a cool feature and the Ipod operation is very well
    thought out and easy to search through. Although rarely used, the remote is a
    cool added feature. I would definitely reccomend to anyone! Looks clean in the
    dash too!
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    great

    Written By tyjo, baton rouge ,la on Sunday, March 06, 2011
     
    Had this unit in for about three weeks now and i love it.The only thing i havent figured out
    yet is how to get it to play all my music videos on my ipod touch one after another without
    having to pick them one at a time.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By Victor, Chicago, IL on Friday, March 04, 2011
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    awsome head unit a lot of options and you can upgrade to the same level as the
    thousand dollar units. Better then any other player in its price range. I was going to buy
    the JVC Dvd player, but this one had the remote and you can customize the EQ, makes a
    world of difference in optimizing the sound.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By KenB, Berwcik, ME on Friday, March 04, 2011
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    Absolutely love this thing. It woke my system up. My older radio had 4 volt pre outs also
    but this is so much cleaner, I had to turn my amp down. My favorite features are the multi
    angle display and controlling iPhone through the radio, I use pandora alot and this is
    much easier! Considering buying another one for the wifes car, we'll see how this one
    holds up for a while.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By Jared, Va on Thursday, March 03, 2011
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    Love it always been a big Pioneer fan. Always have great products, nice price, easy
    installation, went flawlessly. Took about 30 minutes. Great fit, great features and looks
    absoulutely amazing in my 2007 cobalt. Great power for the speakers. Also, made my
    rockford T2 15 sound amazing and seen a nice bass boost. Highly recommend to any
    one. Screen looks great and alot of nice features and expandability for gps sat radio
    etc...Crutchfield is a great company to buy from will continue to do business with them.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great receiver with great Pioneer sound

    Written By ToddS, Chesterfield, VA on Monday, February 28, 2011
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    This unit fits a 2008 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab (just make sure you have the factory radio mounts).

    The setup and menu navigation is pretty easy to learn. It has great sound and the 8-band equalizer lets you really dial in the tone to anything you want. Custom 1 will apply to all sources while Custom 2 will apply only to the source you are currently on. l So you can basically set up different custom eq curves for each source. Pretty nice, though I set up Custom 1 and go from there.

    I had an older single DIN Pioneer and the iPod integration and interface on that was nice, although it lagged quite a bit. This one is great because if you search for artists/albums/genres, it lists 6 at a time so scrolling through is pretty quick. I have the older 3GS iPhone and so far it has worked flawlessly with this HU. I've watched a few movies off of it and the sound is incredible. Great video quality too but that obviously depends on the native quality of the video file. I've also tried the Pandora radio with my iPhone/HU and it seems to work fine. Not a lot of experience with it but the little bit I did play with it it sounded nice.

    Overall I would definitely recommend this HU. If you like Pioneer's sound customization then you will not be disappointed.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By JOSE, HARTFORD ,CT on Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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    REAL NICE DECK SOUND REAL GOOD WITH MY 12 JL W6.IT HAS ALOT
    FEAUTURES.WILL RECOMEND TO ANYBODY.
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    5 out of 5

    Love this unit

    Written By Chad, Florida on Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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    Recently installed this head unit in my '07 base model Nissan 350Z. It was a huge
    improvement over the OEM head unit. It's easy to use and navigate the screens. It has
    plenty of options, and the sound quality is great.
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    5 out of 5

    Happy but had to modify my car to fit!

    Written By John, Illinois on Friday, February 18, 2011
     
    I am very happy with this unit! But when I ordered this unit crutchfield said it would fit. But
    when I went to install this it did not fit perfectly. I had to make modifications and I had to
    cut some of the plastic in my car for it to fit right. So I am a little upset that crutchfield
    said it would fit and then it did not fit. But when I finally got it installed I was very pleased
    with the look and sound. I have a 2001 Monte Carlo SS. Just so you know if you have the
    same car I have that you will have to make modifications. Be prepared to do extensive
    work to get this to fit right! But after its installed you will be very happy pioneer is top
    notch. Crutchfield is not always 100% correct on what fits and I don't understand why
    not. They need to fix that. I have bought from them before and I was very happy. I was
    just a little disappointed when this did not fit perfect. This product deserves 5 stars!
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Amazing difference

    Written By Stephen, Florida on Friday, February 04, 2011
     
    I had an aftermarket JVC unit for awhile and thought my system was very good but
    wanted more mid bass so was thinking of getting better speakers. But i popped
    this in and was blown away at how much more mid bass and bass there was along
    with clarity being better also. Great sounding and looking unit.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By Rob, Brentwood, ny on Tuesday, February 01, 2011
     
    I am very satisfied with this DVD receiver--the options are great,installation went smooth, and I like the room it has for expandability. This is my 1st pioneer I have ever owned and the manufacture didn't disappoint me. Thanks to crutchfield once again for a pleasurable shopping experience!
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD

    Written By Jeremy, Gloucester, Ma on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
     
    had this for 5 months now. Great unit for the money. easy to use and good for the ipod.
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