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Our take on the Pioneer AVIC-X940BT

by Ken Nail
Pioneer

Why install a car stereo with built-in GPS?

Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.

Navigate the roads and social media with ease

Pioneer's AVIC-X940BT navigation receiver combines outstanding navigation capabilities, Bluetooth® connectivity, and some serious app compatibility — all controlled from a sharp 6.1" touchscreen that makes accessing all this functionality a piece of cake.

Aha Radio keeps you up to speed

The AVIC-X940BT's app compatibility starts with Aha Radio. If you've experienced Aha Radio, then you know that this cool app delivers a wide variety of personalized, on-demand content while you're behind the wheel. With either your iPhone® or Android, you can enjoy content like audio streams from your Facebook and Twitter accounts, so you don't have to take your eyes off the road to check out your screen.

Aha Radio also lets you search reviews with their "Hungry" and "Coffee" stations. And it lets you tap into traffic info for first-hand reports of road conditions in your vicinity. In addition, Aha Radio offers news updates, podcasts, and even comedy — there's always something entertaining on hand.

Wide-ranging navigation and traffic capabilities

Detailed Tele Atlas® maps of Canada, Puerto Rico, and the entire U.S.A. feature over 12 million points of interest to guide you to the services you want when you're on the road. It's aggravating and dangerous to get stuck in the wrong lane at a busy intersection or interchange. Pioneer's Lane Guidance feature helps by directing you to the correct lane for upcoming turns. And Pioneer's AVIC FEEDS add a whole new level of fun and functionality, giving you the ability to transfer destinations from Google Maps, download points-of-interest from the Internet, and more.

AVIC-X940BT

Pandora® Internet radio control

You can enjoy your favorite Pandora® stations when you're on the road. Connect your iPhone with Pioneer's CD-IU51V cable, or pair your Android through Bluetooth and take charge from the receiver's touchscreen. You'll see album art, plus song and artist info on the screen, including control of those important "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" song ratings.

Advanced App Mode and more A/V options

Pioneer's Advanced App Mode lets you view and control compatible iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S applications from the receiver's touchscreen display. You can watch YouTube, Netflix, and other online video content when you're parked, or send it to backseat monitors while you're driving. You can play video content from DVDs and other sources, too. And there are plenty of audio options. The receiver plays your CDs and DVDs, including discs loaded with music files. Listening to your iPod® or iPhone is as easy as plugging in to the rear USB port, while a rear A/V input offers is ready for other sources.

Hands-free phoning and audio streaming

The AVIC-X940BT's built-in Bluetooth lets you make hands-free calls easily with your compatible phone, and keep your attention on the road. The built-in Bluetooth also supports audio music streaming (A2DP) so you can stream music wirelessly from compatible mobile devices to the receiver.

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.

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 Hands-on Research for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen display with variable-color button illumination and partially detachable face
    • built-in navigation system for all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico (with 12 million points of interest)
    • AVIC FEEDS app compatible with iPhone and Blackberry
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • PANDORA® Internet radio connectivity for iPhone and Android
    • connection to social media and other sites through Aha Radio and your iPhone or Android
    • Advanced App mode for viewing iPhone content from select Internet applications (iPhone 4/4S required)
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Audio/video features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, SD cards, and USB memory devices
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 8-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • Auto EQ measures and tunes for your car's acoustics (requires optional microphone)
    Expandability:
    • iPod control: Pioneer cable required for full access to audio/video content
    • compatible with Pioneer satellite radio tuners and HD Radio tuner
    • works with Total Traffic Network tuner (not included) for real-time traffic info in over 90 metro areas
    • inputs: rear 1-amp USB input, micro-SD card slot (for navigation updates), rear A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer), rear audio/video output
    Other information:
     

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

    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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    2.2 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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    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    3.5mm AV
    USB Input
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    Rear
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB, SD memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    XM
    HD Radio
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    Optional
    Navigation
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    Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    Nano7/Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/
    Touch
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    iPhone
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    Phone5/Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
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    9 dBf
    European Tuning
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    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 navigation-multimedia receiver with integrated 6.1" LCD touchscreen monitor (10A fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Detachable control-panel (installed)
    • Wiring harness
    • AV/Preamp harness
    • 6.75' USB/AV cable (with a USB type-A connector and AV 3.5mm connector on one end and a proprietary multi-pin connector on other end)
    • GPS antenna with attached 16.25' cable
    • Self-adhesive square
    • External microphone (with attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 2.5mm connector)
    • Visor-bracket
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Face-fixing screw
    • Two-sided tape
    • Operation Manual CD-ROM
    • Installation Manual
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty sheet (USA/Canada)
    • Online Product Registration Card
    • NAVTEQ Maps Registration Card
    • "Important Information for the User" booklet

    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.

    Touchscreen Display
    Onboard Navigation
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Pandora/Aha Radio App
    iPod/App Control
    Multimedia Player
    Radio Functions
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" TFT LCD Touchscreen Color Display: The AVIC-X940BT features a 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 widescreen touchscreen display. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480, for a total of 384,000 pixels. The touchscreen display provides navigation functions and allows you to control this unit and a paired Bluetooth device, or a connected component such as an iPod/iPhone, Satellite radio receiver, HD Radio tuner, or USB/microSD memory. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.

    Start Up Time: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT has a start up time of approximately 17.2 seconds from Off to the "Caution" screen. Once the "Caution" screen appears, you can tap the "OK" button on the head unit's touchscreen to go instantly to the Navigation screen or press the "Mode" hard-key to access the Source menu.

    10-Bit Video DAC: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT utilizes a 10-bit video DAC for excellent video playback of your movies/TV shows stored on disc, flash memory, or your iPod/iPhone.

    Multilingual Display: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT offers English, French, 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), temperature (adjust the color temperature), and Dimmer (adjusts brightness).

    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.

    Splash Screen: You can change the splash screen of the head unit to one of six pre-installed images (Black, Curves Light Blue, IC Gold, Ripple Blue, or Spotlight Green). You can also change the splash screen to custom images stored on an inserted microSD memory card. These custom images must be JPEG or BMP files (2592 x 1944 or smaller).

    Shortcut Menu: You can register your favorite menu items in the head unit's Shortcut Menu so you can quickly jump to your favorite menu items. Up to 15 menu items can be registered.

    Front-Panel Controls With Adjustable Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the left edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to white, green, blue, purple, yellow, orange, red or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color using the unit's three primary colors (red, green, blue) and a 0 to 31 color-level adjustment.

    Anti-Theft Security: A section of the unit's control-panel detaches to deter theft (no carrying case is supplied). You can also set a password for the Pioneer AVIC-X940BT to deter theft. If the back-up lead is cut after the password is set, the navigation system prompts for the password at the time of next boot up.

    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. Many of the head unit's menu functions will also be disabled; such as Navigation, System, Map, and Bluetooth settings. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT 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. There is also an optional double-DIN sleeve (130ADTV133, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to Euro-mount or custom mount the Pioneer head unit in your vehicle. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Onboard Navigation

    Built-in Navigation (from NAVTEQ): The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT offers a comprehensive map database from NAVTEQ stored on its built-in 4GB flash-memory. The pre-loaded map database covers the entire United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico enabling users to route to millions of destinations including more than 12 million points of interest (POIs).

    Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.

    Map Updates: Map updates via a microSD memory card can be purchased at Pioneer's online store. Pioneer will release one update per year.

    GPS Technology: The AVIC-X940BT accurately measures your current location by the Global Positioning System, a network of satellites orbiting the earth to give you time and position information. The accuracy of the GPS information depends upon how good the reception is. The unit has a 32-channel GPS receiver with a magnetic antenna included. The AVIC-X940BT also features a speed sensing cable for better accuracy of your vehicle's movement.

    Note: The car speed signal cable (Pink) should always be connected to your vehicle's speed detection circuit. Failure to make this connection will increase errors in the vehicle's location display.

    On-Screen Map: As you travel, the AVIC-X940BT guides you to your destination with voice prompts, arrows on the map, and directions at the top of the map. At the bottom of the screen is your current street, while the top of the screen shows your next street; the upper-left corner indicates the distance to your next maneuver. A magnified view of the map can be displayed when approaching your next turn. If you depart from the original route, the navigation system recalculates the route and provides new directions. Your route is marked with a green line, while your vehicle is marked by a red arrow on the screen, and checkered flag marks your destination. You can adjust the following map settings.

    • View Modes: Various types of screen displays can be select for navigation guidance; 2D View (displays a normal two-dimensional map with North or your direction at the top of map screen), 3D View (displays three-dimensional map with your direction at the top of the map screen), Street View (information on the next 4 guidance points closest to your current location appear in order from top to bottom on the left side of the map screen), Rear View (displays the rear view image on the left side of the map screen), or Eco Graph (displays a graph for eco-driving on the left side of the map screen).
    • Day/Night Modes: You can also select between brightness modes; Day (for a bright background), Night (for a black background) or Auto (to automatically switch between the two).

    Voice Guidance/Text to Speech: In addition to graphical on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-X940BT provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions. You can choose a male or female voice in English, French, or Spanish. Some of the voices are capable of text-to-speech, announcing the street names along with the turn directions.

    Lane Guidance: In certain locations of a freeway, lane information is available, indicating the recommended lane to be in to easily maneuver the next instruction. While driving on the freeway, freeway exit numbers and freeway signs may be displayed in the vicinity of interchanges and exits.

    Destination Search: The Destination Search menu provides several different categories for you to use when searching for addresses, cities, and other locations. The detailed map loaded in the navigation system also contains millions of points of interest to choose from.

    Destination Search Description
    Browse Map Allows you to search for a destination by touching and dragging the map.
    Return Home Store one home location to allow you to calculate a route home from any current location.
    Address Input your destination address by house number, street, and city.
    Points-of-Interest Allows you to search for over 12-millions points of interest by specific Name or Category (Accommodation, Automotive, Business/Community, Entertainment/Finance, Medical, Restaurant, Shopping, Sports, or Transportation). POI searches can calculated for places near your current location, near your destination, or around a certain city.
    City History You can search the cities (up to 50) from the history of your recent searches.
    Recent The places that you have set as destinations or waypoints in the past are automatically stored. Up to 100 locations can be saved and searched for later.
    Favorites You can save all of your favorite places (up to 400 locations) in the navigation system, so you can quickly navigate to them later.
    Coordinates Allows you to search your destination by longitude and latitude values.
    AVIC Feeds Search customized POIs created from AVIC feeds software.

    Note: Your vehicle must be stopped and the parking brake will need to be engaged to enable certain navigation functions; such as Address search, Return Home, AVIC Feeds, and Coordinates.

    Route Calculation: The AVIC-X940BT calculates the route based on your preferences. You can have the navigation system calculate your route based on the following selections.

    • Route Method: You can choose from 2 different route methods (Fastest Time or Shortest Distance)
    • Road Types: To let the route fit your needs, you can also set which road types (Main Road, Ferry, Freeway, Toll Road) are to be considered for or to be excluded from the route if possible.
    • Time Restrictions: This setting control whether streets or bridges that have traffic restrictions during a certain time should be taken into account.
    • Learning Route: The system learns the travel history of your vehicle for each road. You can choose whether or not this travel history should be taken into account.

    Current Itinerary: The Current Itinerary is a detailed list of the route events or driving instructions.

    Waypoints: During an active route, you can insert additional waypoints (intermediate destinations) preceding the destination. You can insert up to 5 waypoints. Every time a new point is added, the route is recalculated automatically and you can start navigating right away.

    Travel History: The Track Logger feature enables you to record your driving (travel) history to the unit's built-in flash memory or an inserted microSD card.

    Intelligent Reroute: If you deviate from the set route, the system will recalculate the route from that point so that you remain on track to your destination.

    Route Simulation: A simulation drives you through the route, following the driving instructions.

    Eco-Driving Function: This navigation system is equipped with an Eco-driving function that can be used to estimate whether you are driving in an environmentally friendly way.

    • Echo Graph: This function estimates approximate fuel mileage based on your driving, compares that with your average fuel mileage in the past, and displays the results in a graph. The ECO Graph feature provides a view in addition to 2D and 3D, which divides the map view screen with a new graph to provide drivers with a visual representation of their environmental impact.
    • Gas Mileage: You can estimate the fuel cost to your destination by entering in approximate fuel price per gallon.
    • Eco Drive Level Guidance: This navigation is equipped with the Eco Drive Level function that estimates how well you have driven in an environmentally friendly way based on your Eco Score. When a route is set, the unit will calculate a Drive Score based on driving efficiency which factors abrupt stops and accelerations and idle time. Your Eco Score is calculated from the following:
      • Speed: indicates the speed detected (this indication may be different from actual speed of vehicle)
      • Acceleration/Deceleration: indicates acceleration or deceleration velocity of your vehicle
      • Distance: indicates driving distance
      • Incline: indicates the degree of slope of the street that you are currently on
    • Sudden Start Alert: If the speed of the vehicle exceeds 25.5 mph within 5 seconds from the time it is started, a message appears and a warning sound beeps.

    Note: The fuel mileage calculated is based on a theoretical value determined from vehicle speed and position information from the navigation system. The fuel mileage displayed is only a reference value, and does not guarantee the mileage displayed can be obtained.

    Optional Total Traffic Network Tuner: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT supports Pioneer's ND-TMC10 Total Traffic Network Tuner (130NDTMC10, sold separately). With the ND-TMC10 Traffic Tuner, you can check real-time traffic information transmitted by the Total Traffic Network via FM RDS, on-screen. When the AVIC-X940BT receives updated traffic information, the navigation system will overlay the traffic information on the on-screen map and also display detailed text information when available. When you are traveling along a route and there is traffic information on your current route, the system will detect it and ask you if you would like to be re-routed, or suggest another route automatically.

    AVIC Feeds PC Application: AVIC FEEDS creates a link between your Pioneer AVIC Navigation system and your Windows PC. It allows you to bring content from your PC and the Internet to the Pioneer navigation head unit. Using Pioneer's free AVIC FEEDS PC software, the unit can estimate the fuel cost of trip routes as well as the vehicle's CO2 emissions through detailed Drive Reports. Through a proprietary fuel consumption algorithm, AVIC FEEDS can also log and archive driving data and analyze driving habits to generate various reports with suggestions to improve fuel efficiency. You can also create custom Points of Interest (POIs) by using the AVIC Feeds utility program. Once created, you can store the POI on an external storage device, such as a microSD card, and upload the information to the unit.

    AVIC Feeds for Smartphones: Start planning your route before you even step in the car with the free AVIC FEEDS app for smartphones; available now for iPhone or BlackBerry. Now you can simply find your destination using the built-in Google Maps interface, or from a Geo-Tagged photo, and transfer it via Bluetooth for easy, turn-by-turn directions. Destinations created from a POI search or geotagged photos are converted as a phone contact to the navigation system via Bluetooth. Once the phone book is synchronized, the routable contacts are identified by a unique icon that appears next to the contact in the navigation system. By selecting that contact, Pioneer's navigation system will calculate a route and provide turn-by-turn guidance to that location.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The AVIC-X940BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 2.0+EDR (powered by Parrot) allowing to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).

    Phone Pairing: Up to 5 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be registered to this head unit. Only one device can be used at a time. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer AVIC-X940BT.

    Hands-Free Communication: The AVIC-X940BT supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The AVIC-X940BT allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the AVIC-X940BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by entering the phone number using the head unit's on-screen keypad (0-9, +/-).
    • Call Home: You can save your Home phone number for quick & easy dialing.
    • Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for the phone number by alphabet search mode. A maximum of 1,000 phone book entries can be transferred per cellular phone. Each entry can hold up to 5 phone numbers.
    • Call History: The most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. Each call history saves up to 30 calls per registered cellular phone. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
    • Favorite Locations: You can make a call to an location stored in the unit's Navigation Favorites list.
    • POI Dialing: You can make a call to a point-of-interest which contains phone number data.
    • Map Dialing: You can make a call by selecting the icon of a registered location or a POI icon from the map (must contain phone number data).

    Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention, such as dialing numbers on the monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle must have the parking brake engaged to access these functions.

    External Microphone: During your wireless phone call, you can talk into the head unit's included external microphone, and listen to the other party through the vehicle's speaker system. The external microphone provides better performance in noisy environments than the integrated microphone found on the front-panel of many aftermarket or factory radios. The microphone features a 13' cord that plugs into the back of the radio, and comes with an adjustable visor-mount clip. The microphone measures 0.475" (diameter) x 1.445" (depth). The unit is not equipped with an integrated microphone. The external microphone must be installed for Bluetooth hands-free communication.

    Echo Canceling with Noise Reduction: This function reduces echo and noise when using the multimedia-navigation's Bluetooth hands-free communication feature.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The AVIC-X940BT will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, and Fast Forward/Rewind. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Song and Album title. The AVIC-X940BT also supports audio streaming of select music apps from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Pandora/Aha Radio App

    Pandora Internet Radio: Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT lets you playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Apple iPhone or Android smartphone. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account.

    • Pandora App for iPhone: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT provides complete access to your Pandora account using your iPhone, via the head unit's USB port. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 3.0 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora App from Apple's iTunes App Store.
    • Pandora via Android: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT also lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). To access Pandora from the Pioneer head unit, your Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the Android Market. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP, AVRCP, and SPP Bluetooth profiles.

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

    Pandora Control: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT will display Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT also provides control over the Pandora music service streamed to your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • New Station: Based on a currently playing track or artist, you can create a new station and save it to your Pandora account.
    • QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone before connection.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.

    Aha Radio Compatibility: The Pioneer navigation-multimedia head unit offers compatibility with the free Aha Radio app for iPhone and Android smartphone. Aha Radio provides you with up to the minute content made available from the convenience of Pioneer's touchscreen interface. Listen to the latest Facebook updates or Tweets from your friends. Listen to thousands of stations that include internet radio, podcasts, and audiobooks. Receive traffic information, restaurants and coffee locations personalized to you instantly, safely, and easily.

    • Aha Radio for iPhone: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT provides complete access to your Aha Radio account using your iPhone, via the head unit's USB port. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 4.0 or later) with the latest version of the free Aha Radio app from Apple's iTunes App Store.
    • Aha Radio for Android: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT also lets you playback and control Aha Radio streamed from your Android smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). To access Aha Radio from the Pioneer head unit, your Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone must have the latest version of the free Aha Radio App from the Android Market. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP, AVRCP, and SPP Bluetooth profiles.

    Note: Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need an Aha Radio account. Access to the Aha Radio will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Not available in Canada.

    iPod/App Control

    iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The Pioneer navigation-multimedia head unit supports both audio/video playback and app control from a compatible iPod or iPhone. Select the appropriate cable for your model Apple device and media content.

    • Pioneer CD-IU51V iPod/iPhone Cable: Using the Pioneer CD-IU51V iPod/iPhone connector cable (130IU51V, sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music, podcasts, audiobooks; as well as video playback of your movies, TV shows, video podcasts, and music videos stored on your iPod or iPhone. Also, using the CD-IU51V cable, you can listen to music apps from your iPod/iPhone or view select movie apps from your iPhone on the Pioneer AVIC-X940BT. For audio playback from an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; you will also need the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately) along with the Pioneer CD-IU51V iPod/iPhone cable.
    • Pioneer CD-IV202NAVI iPhone 5 Cable: You can access audio and video files, as well as Advance App Mode from your Apple iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1+) using Pioneer's CD-IV202NAVI cable kit, an Apple Lightning-to-USB Cable, and Apple Lightning-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately). The AVIC-X940BT will also require a Firmware update (coming soon) from Pioneer.

    Note: You cannot directly connect your iPod/iPhone's dock- or lightning-connector cable for audio, video, or App playback. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle's parking brake is engaged (the unit will display "Audio Only" when your vehicle is in motion).

    iPod/iPhone Control: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT lets you control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen or from the iPod/iPhone's touchscreen or clickwheel.

    • Head Unit: From the head unit, you can search your iPod/iPhone's audio/video content by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, Video Podcast, TV Show, Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked). Once you have selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z). 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. You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder.
    • Passenger Control: The Passenger Control mode allows you to navigate stored 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 Control: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT supports the playback of streamed apps from your iPhone. You can select between the basic App mode or the Advanced App mode.

    • App Mode: App mode lets you listen to your favorite music apps, such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Last.fm, Rhapsody, & Slacker from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Pioneer head unit and your vehicle's speakers. You can also watch video on the Pioneer A/V receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+). Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the app. Available controls may include; Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next. The App Mode's video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and the hand-brake is fully engaged.
    • Advanced App Mode: When connected to an iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.2+) or iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1+) loaded with Pioneer's free AppRadio application from iTunes, you can enjoy full on-screen access and control of your contacts, calendar, maps, and more with an intuitive interface, formatted and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation. Pioneer has teamed up with app providers to offer compatibility with many of today's most popular in-vehicle apps, while also developing an expanding catalog of compatible apps for future use that can be easily & seamlessly added. The AppRadio app must be first launched from your iPhone, and the compatible app selected from the iPhone. You can then operate the app from the Pioneer head unit. Popular apps include:
      • INRIX Traffic: INRIX is a leading provider of highly accurate traffic services. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal navigation. The INRIX Traffic app ($24.95 per month) provides real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts for all major highways, interstates, arterials and city streets nationwide. Traffic information will be displayed on the Pioneer head unit, while control is still handled from the iPhone.
      • Extra Mile: All-in-one app for convenient voice navigation gives audio feedback to improve your driving performance and conserve fuel
      • DashCommand: Utilizing the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors of the iPhone, the DashCommand app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving statistics. When connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data port (optional OBD-II interface sold separately from Palmer Performance Engineering), advanced data monitoring, logging and analysis are enabled. Users can create and display up to 27 virtual dashboards with many styles including digital gauges, analog gauges, indicator lights, and more, which can all be accessed on the Pioneer head unit's screen. Compatible with more than 13 OBD-II compliant interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool to read vehicle trouble codes.
      • Rdio: Get access and control the iTunes Rdio app (from $4.99 per month). Rdio is a new social music service on the web for the iPhone. Rdio give you access to over 8 million songs. You are able to search and find any song, album or artist, and start listening immediately. You can search music by new releases and chart toppers. You can also check out what other listeners have been listening to the most, or look at your own recent listening history. In addition, you can even create your own music collection or make your own playlists. Rdio will even recommend music for you, based on your previous music listening. The AppRadio will display Artist, Album, and Song information; as well as Album art.
      • Livio Radio: The Livio Radio app ($4.99) lets you listen to more than 42,000 AM/FM and Internet-only radio streams from around the world. The Livio Radio app has been optimized for use in the vehicle with a range of features an controls right from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen.
      • AUPEO! Personal Radio: AUPEO! Personal Radio is a free online music radio station that lets you stream your favorite artists, songs, and music live to your iPhone. With more than 120 Internet radio stations available, users can search for their favorite music by artists, songs or AUPEO!'s "Mood-Tuner." Users can also choose to "love" or "ban" songs directly from the Pioneer head unit's screen, enabling the app to adjust content to the user's personal taste.
      • StreamS HiFi: The StreamS HiFi Radio app ($4.99) provides access to more than 4,000 live Internet radio stations from across the globe delivered in AAC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 at 32kbps for high fidelity listening.
      • MIXTRAX: Pioneer's proprietary MIXTRAX app from iTunes analyzes the music in your iTunes library to create custom playlists for non-stop song mixes with added DJ effects.

    Note: As the library of Advance App compatible applications grows, users will be automatically notified via Pioneer's AppRadio iPhone application, with a link to the respective app(s) page within the App Store. Visit the Pioneer AppRadio Site for the latest compatible apps.

    iPod/iPhone Display: The navigation-multimedia head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information, as well as metadata from Pandora, Aha Radio, and Advance Apps; including Track number, Folder number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. There is no music information displayed when this unit is set to 'basic App mode'. Instead, all music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen.

    iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit will not charge the Apple iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 1/31/2013):

    iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Apps Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone App Mode Advance App Mode Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Aha Radio Pandora App
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N 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 N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    7th 1.0.1 PC Y* N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    4th 6.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    5th 6.1 Y* N Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Audi only N Y Y Y N Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Audi only N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Audi only N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 6.1 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.1 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 6.1 Y* Y Y** Y Audi only Y** Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video N Y Y Y Y Y N
    2 6.1 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video N Y Y Y Y Y N
    3 6.1 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video N Y Y Y Y Y N

    Notes:

    • *Audio playback for the the iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), and iPhone 5 will require both the Pioneer CD-IU51V iPod cable and the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (sold separately).
    • **Video Playback and Advanced App Modes for the iPhone 5 (iOS 6.1+) requires Pioneer's CD-IV202NAVI cable kit, an Apple Lightning-to-USB Cable, and Apple Lightning-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately). The AVIC-X940BT will also require a Firmware update (coming soon) from Pioneer.
    • 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 wait until a newer software update is available.

    MusicSphere: Pioneer's new proprietary MusicSphere technology allows you to enjoy your music in a new way by creating unique mood-based playlists via iTunes for your Apple iOS device. When installed on your Windows PC, the MusicSphere iTunes plug-in software will analyze the entire music library and create specialized playlists based on various musical attributes such as feeling (bright, energetic, gloomy, relaxing calm), rhythm pattern, beats per minute (BPM), year of the song and/or date added to the device. Additionally, through the MusicSphere, you can select preferred parameters of your music to create a "DJ Playlist". You can download MusicSphere directly to your Windows PC from the Pioneer website.

    Multimedia Player

    Multimedia Compatibility: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT features a front-loading disc slot, a front-loading microSD-card slot, and a USB 2.0 Full-Speed port (using included 6.75' proprietary cable). The head unit offers the following media compatibility.

    Media Type CD-R-RW DVD-R/-RW/-R DL USB Storage Device microSD/microSDHC Memory Card (up to 16GB)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2,
    Romeo, and Joliet
    ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, and UDF 1.02 FAT16/FAT32
    Playable File Types MP3, WMA, AAC, DivX MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, WMV, H.264, MPEG-4
    Maximum # of Folders 700 300
    Maximum # of Files 999 3,500 2,500
    Note Maximum playback time of an audio file stored in an external storage device (USB/microSD) is 7.5 hours or 450 minutes

    Compressed Audio Playback: The AVIC-X940BT supports playback of MP3, WMA, and AAC audio files stored on CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs, as well as USB devices and microSD/microSDHC memory cards:

    Audio Format MP3 WMA WAV (USB/microSD only) AAC
    File Extension .mp3 .wma .wav .m4a
    Bit Rate 8-320 kbps (CBR), VBR 5-320 kbps (CBR), VBR LPCM: 8 and 16 bits
    MS ADPCM: 4 bits
    8-320 kbps (CBR)
    Sampling Frequency 16-48 kHz (32/44.1/48kHz for emphasis) 8-48 kHz LPCM: 16-48 kHz
    IMA-ADPCM: 22.05 and 44.1 kHz
    8-48 kHz
    Tags ID3 tag ver. 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 WMA tag N/A AAC tag

    Compressed Video Playback: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT supports the following video files recorded onto a USB storage device or a microSD/microSDHC memory card:

    Video Format MPEG4 H.264 WMV
    File Extension .avi .mp4 .m4v .wmv
    Compatible Audio Codec Linear PCM AAC AAC WMA
    Recommended Video Specifications Image Size: QVGA (320 x 240) Bit Rate: 768 kbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Bit Rate: 384 kbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Bit Rate: 384 kbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Maximum Bit Rate Image Size: WQVGA (400 x 240) Bit Rate: 2 Mbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Bit Rate: 1 Mbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Bit Rate: 768 kbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Image Size: VGA (640 x 480) Bit Rate: 1 Mbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Bit Rate: 576 kbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Bit Rate: 576 kbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Maximum File Size 2 GB
    Maximum Playback Time 150 minutes

    Note: These compressed video formats cannot be played back via CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW. Video can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    DivX Video Compatibility: This unit supports DivX video file playback recorded onto DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs. The AVIC-X940BT supports the following DivX formats.

    DivX Format DivX, DivX Ultra
    File extension .avi/.divx
    Profile (DivX version) Home Theater Ver. 3.11/4.x/5.x/6x
    Compatible audio codec MP3, Dolby Digital
    Bit rate (MP3) 8-320 kbps (CBR), VBR
    Sampling Frequency 16kHz-48kHz (32/44.1/48kHz for emphasis)
    Maximum image size 720 x 576 pixels
    Maximum file size 4GB

    Note: DivX files cannot be played on a USB memory device or SD memory card. Video can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    JPEG/BMP Still Images: The AVIC-X940BT also supports playback of JPEG and BMP still images stored on a microSD or microSDHC memory card. You can import still images from your microSD/microSDHC memory card to the unit's built-in flash-memory and create a custom splash screen for the head unit.

    Still Image Format JPEG/BMP
    Maximum Image Size 2592 x 1944 pixels or smaller
    Maximum Data Size 6MB or smaller
    Maximum Number of Files 200 images

    Note: JPEG/BMP files are not support on CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+R/RW discs, or USB devices. Photos can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    Playback Functions: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT 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), Folder (current folder) 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 AVIC-X940BT 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 or USB memory device.
    • 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 or USB device.
    • Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward/reverse through a current track, file, or title on a disc or USB device.
    • Scan Play: Scan Play lets you hear the first 10 seconds of each track/file on a CD or flash memory device.

    Multi-Angle Display: This function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a number of different angles. 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 AVIC-X940BT.

    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 disc playback performance is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.

    Firmware Updates: New firmware will be released for the purpose of additional features or product improvements. Firmware updates can be downloaded from the Pioneer website onto a microSD card, or a preloaded microSD card can be shipped to you from Pioneer. Visit Pioneer's website for the latest information pertaining to the AVIC-X940BT. The tested Pioneer AVIC-X940BT contained firmware/software version 0.4.0000 (as of 3/28/2012).

    Radio Functions

    Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID AM/FM tuner 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.

    XM Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control Pioneer's GEX-P920XM satellite tuner (130P920XM, sold separately). A subscription to XM, 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. 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.

    Audio Section

    24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from DVDs, CDs, and flash media, the Pioneer AVIC-X940BT 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 AVIC-X940BT 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. 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 (12dB).

    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 -8 dB to +8 dB.

    2.2V/6ch Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AVIC-X940BT is equipped with three 2.2-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 & 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).

    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.

    Key Beep: The in-dash navigation-multimedia head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    AV Connections

    Dual AV Inputs: The AVIC-X940BT features two AV inputs. There is a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA AV input for connecting a video component such as a DVD player or game console. The AVIC-X940BT also has a 3.5mm minijack AV input for connecting a portable audio/video device. The AV 3.5mm input is provided by the included proprietary USB/minijack cable (this AV input also doubles as the unit's iPod USB/AV input).

    AV Output (with Dual Zone): The AVIC-X940BT features a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA audio output that allows you to connect an external display to the unit. You can playback audio/video content from a Disc, your iPod/iPhone (not iPhone 5), and the AV 1/2 inputs in the rear zone; or your can simply have the rear AV output mirror the head unit's selected source. 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. You cannot play DivX files on the unit's monitor and a connected external monitor at the same time.

    Rear View Camera: The AVIC-X940BT is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. The unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera input jack) when an optional rear camera (130NDBC5, sold separately) is installed. When the transmission is in reverse, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (the violet/white wire in the AVIC-X940BT's harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.5 seconds. Pioneer recommends using a camera with a mirror image (reversed) output. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    Remote Control

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

     
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    Great head unit and a real great price
    Pros:
    Easy to install, great picture and sound. Very responsive touch screen.
    Cons:
    A little slow on start up
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    2 out of 5

    Very disappointed

    Written By James, Austin, TX on Sunday, March 17, 2013
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    We purchased this receiver to upgrade our 2003 Tahoe's factory stereo to prepare for a long trip to Utah for spring break. We already had an aftermarket LCD panel in the backseat for the kids and this had all the bells and whistles we needed.. The GPS was just a bonus. Installation was fairly easy and the guides were helpful - some minor translation issues in wire names but was easy to sort out.

    Operating the unit proved to be a different story. It's hard to understand how CE manufacturers still fumble horribly with user interfaces, as Pioneer has done with this device. The selector bar for choosing AV sources is small and difficult to operate. When you want to scroll you often select a source. Playing DVDs on the rear screen takes a large number of clicks, which is often unsafe while driving. The radio pre-set selector is completely unintuitive. If you plug in an iPhone if only to charge it, it automatically switches over to the iPhone as a music source no matter what you're doing. And you can't use IOS 6 at all. And the warning to 'not watch video in the front seat' is annoying, even though it's impossible to actually do that while the car is in motion.

    It also turns out we couldn't count on the GPS at all - we had to resort to our smartphones for the entire trip. It never came close to plotting and accurate route and was essentially unusable. Not to mention the UI feels like it's from a first generation GPS.

    Net is I'm returning the receiver.
    Pros:
    Lots of features, including two zone DVD, GPS, microSD, bluetooth iPhone support
    Cons:
    Poor user interface & user experience GPS innacurate
    2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer has done it again!

    Written By Snowflake, Florida on Sunday, March 10, 2013
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    Put this in a 2008 Mazdaspeed3 GT. Looks good and looks great! Navi is pretty much spot on even without the speedsensor hooked up. DVD's are nice and clean, touchscreen is good, you barely have to touch it for it to do its thing. Big difference in sound from stock.
    Pros:
    Light up colors match interior, Easy to use, Able to upload your own start up screen
    Cons:
    none that i know of yet.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer Nav Replacement

    Written By MarkS, Tracy, Ca on Saturday, March 09, 2013
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    Bought this unit to replace a prior Pioneer Nav model. I was able to swap the units myself, as the connections already wired for the original unit wre compatible. This unit has worked well so far. It has a quicker booting time and faster response than the older unit.
    Pros:
    Good features, faster processor, sound quality, a good value for the features you get
    Cons:
    Touch screen ca take some getting use to, it tends to be a little too sensitive. Volume knob ie very small.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer 940bt

    Written By Campy, Tx on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
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    Overall Great Unit, would buy again. ..
    Pros:
    Good picture, user friendly controls, good sound. Clear blue tooth connection, peiple whom I've talked say they can here me lo ud and clear.
    Cons:
    Slow start up, navigation doesn't tell which side of the road location is at. That's about it for me.
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    2 out of 5

    Good start, but no beans!

    Written By Dave H, Central Illinois on Monday, February 25, 2013
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    Most likely you will be purchasing this unit for the built in GPS, or you would have chosen one without. The GPS is the very short coming of this unit; period! The maps leave a lot to be desired. The unit is very slow to update, it lags behind in vehicle icon status, when you change routes it takes about 30 seconds to reroute leaving you with much less options to choose from in congested area. Maps and roads are VERY incomplete!!! It will map you backwards a few miles to get back on the route it chose for you (even changing options of fast, shortest, main roads, highways, ect.) originally. If you deviate and don't go back the way it wants, it will tell you no information is available about current route and leaves you to find your own way. I have had 3 portable GPS that for different vehicles and 2 are over 10 years old. We travel a lot, we travel to areas that are barely on maps and the other GPS all of which are portable; two Garmins and one Magellan. They have no problem updating, finding routes quickly, getting us where we are heading with10 year old maps on board. None have told me, no information is available for my request or position like the Pioneer AVIC-X940BT has. This is just heading home taking alternate routes in my town! Pioneer said it must be the unit. I have had 2 of them and both act exactly the same. It connects to 11 satellite with strong signals so that isn't the problem. Other: access is not organized well. Setting spread out over different areas.
    Pros:
    Nice looks. Sounds good after using mic (purchased separately) setting up audio EQ settings. Plays DVD's well, has lots of different Bluetooth radio apps you can use. I would love for this unit to perform great and would love to keep it, but it MUST go back for the second time and will choose a different brand or get GPS separately with different head unit. Not sure how this unit got twelve 5's and 4's, when at the very most is a 3. Two stars is about right Hope Pioneer gets with the program
    Cons:
    Very poor GPS! Hooking up more than one Bluetooth will not automatically connect; you have to go through settings, bluetooth, choose device, to get it to sync up. Settings are not organized very well and manual is like 200+ pages of online mess.
    6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Good unit for the price, but has flaws

    Written By dbarrym, San Diego on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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    Works well and installed easily, phone pairing was seamless, iPod and Sirius/XM integration works great. GUI and user interface is a weak point. My biggest issue is scrolling/swiping sensitivity when navigating playlists and menus - I find it a very fine line between scrolling and 'touching', after two weeks I'm still struggling with it. And the Navteq system leaves very much to be desired, my Garmin beats it in every way. I often find it places me on side streets that are 50' or so from where I actually am.
    Pros:
    Works well and strong online community for help and programming advice
    Cons:
    User interface/GUI is clunky and not very intuitive; nav is not 100% accurate even with updated maps; scrolling and swiping interface is awkward.
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    4 out of 5

    A Solid Unit

    Written By gc444, Birmingham, AL on Sunday, February 10, 2013
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    I will say that I did a lot of research before purchasing this unit. I looked at JVC, Pioneer, Kenwood, and Alpine and found every review I could read as well as going to a couple of electronic stores and putting my hands on them. By far for the price the Pioneer AVIC-X940BT is the best for the money. The price Crutchfield currently has on it coupled with a coupon code I found made it a no brainer.

    GPS The GPS is solid, but not perfect. When you are going down the road it seems to show random side street names as part of a map filler instead of showing them all (which I would imagine could get rather cluttered on the screen if it showed everything) and even though I have the latest maps they were missing a bridge that was built over a year ago so they need some updating. However overall functionally works well.

    Radio/DVD No it does not have built in HD radio, but I bought it for the XM compatibility when it came to listening to music. The GEX-920XM synced up immediately and you have 18 presets (in 3 increments of 6 XM1, XM2, and XM3) as well as 18 FM stations in the same format you can program. It downloads the icon for each station and occasionally it loses the icon but the preset and name is still there and it comes back as you cycle through the stations. The DVD player also functions well, definitely no complaints.

    Bluetooth The streaming audio and phone capabilities work fantastic. Phone syncs easy, you have access to your contacts and calls sound great.
    Pros:
    For the price you really cannot beat this unit. It works very well, the XM integration, Bluetooth, are fantastic and the Navigation will get you where you need to go.
    Cons:
    The only reason I do not give it a perfect score are for two reasons. The first I mentioned before about the maps not being quite as up to date as they need to be, yes I know this a Navteq issue, but still Pioneer should offer more frequent updates. The second comes when scrolling through audio inputs and station presets. It is a fine line between scrolling and pressing too hard and selecting them. Fortunately you can just view all presets (6 at a time) on one screen and select from the list
    6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    2 out of 5

    Very disappointed

    Written By only1wisch, Milwaukee, WI on Monday, December 31, 2012
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    i'm very disappointed with this unit. I purchased for my girlfriend's birthday to install in her 2008 outlook. I have a factory installed nav unit in my 2011 sonata and love it. I did some research on the Crutchfield site to compare the different brands and models, and thought this unit was the best value. I expected a lot more for the price, and i'm embarrassed that this unit was not even close to as nice as my factory installed unit that we were both used to.
    Pros:
    looks cool, nav voice is pleasant. includes a nice microphone for handsfree phone calls via bluetooth connection
    Cons:
    user interface is not intuitive..nav is very clumsy.. I have to google a POI on my phone and then type in the address.. safety feature requires vehicle to be stopped and in park in order to input any nav info..address, reroutes, waypoints, etc.. apps did not behave as advertised on samsung galaxy s2 (android)
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    4 out of 5

    Could be awesome...

    Written By ScottB, Pasadena, CA on Sunday, December 30, 2012
     
    The interface is finicky. Sometimes it's hard to get it to cooperate and select what you want. It's not like an iPhone or iPad and doesn't take advantage of the screen, IMHO. Pioneer should really do an update to the software here. So much of the screen is unused and that's a waste as well as difficult to use when you're on the road. The GPS works really well. The entire interface though is ,ore difficult than any Garmin I've used. After a few weeks, I've gotten used to it but that's inverse logic Pioneer. I'm a techy by nature and career. The AVIC-X940BT could be made 100% better with some GUI tweaks. I don't know if responsiveness could be improved or not - that might be the screen/hardware's limitations. All in all, I'm very happy. I got the iPod (iPhone) cable and steering wheel adapter to maintain controls. The DVD makes my granddaughter extremely happy, and only suffers in bright daylight. The sound makes movies a real immersive experience. App Radio is great, but I just got a new iPhone 5 so that's out the window. Very bummed about that, but it appears to be APPLE that nuked video out, not Pioneer. I'm using my old iPhone 4 as a workaround and BT from the iPhone 5 for audio. The hands-free phone works great with both iPhone 4&5. My son's Samsung Galaxy Note also streams audio well, but can be finicky to connect via Bluetooth. What we have is an excellent mid-range HU. Pioneer could make it awesome with some tweaks - hoping they do this but somehow doubt it.
    Pros:
    Very good display. Very good sound. Plays well with iOS devices. GPS works really well - maps appear accurate thus far. Hands-free phone and mic work well. Lots of features.
    Cons:
    GUI needs improvement. Not intuitive and takes time to master. No video for iPhone 5 (again, looks like Apple's fault) Finicky touch screen controls. Getting the Bluetooth device you want functioning can be a challenge, but once connected works very well.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great product

    Written By Jesselyn007, virginia beach, va on Sunday, December 23, 2012
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    Good product that's compatible with my Android. Love the touch screen, simplicity of operation, and its ability to expand. The only thing is you should purchase the CD-IU51V cable that hooks up with your ipod.
    Pros:
    CD/ipod/Internet/DVD player all in one
    Cons:
    IU51V Cable not included
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Everything you need

    Written By Smokytrail, Poquoson, VA on Friday, November 23, 2012
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    Fairly easy install in my 06 F-150 King Ranch. You should have a Dremmel or equivalent to modify the dual-din mount (trim the extra tabs). This Pioneer interfaces (Aha, App Radio, etc.) with my iPhone 5 when tethered via the Pioneer iPod cable plugged into the iPhone 5 Lightning connector.
    Pros:
    I like how the unit works (outputs sound and/or backup camera) even while the unit is starting-up.
    Cons:
    None yet...
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    2 out of 5

    not for samsung s3 users!

    Written By not happy, so cal on Sunday, October 21, 2012
     
    Wont connect w S3 so no pandora app compatibility.
    5 out of 15 people found this helpful
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    1 out of 5

    OBSOLETE JUNK!

    Written By Anonymous, BOCA RATON, FL on Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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    One week into owning this radio and it is now obsolete. they sent an email coldly stating that the lie they have been telling about it working with iPhones, was just that. A LIE. Don't waste your money on this obsolete junk.
    Pros:
    could have been cool if it would work as advertised, but... incompatible with the new iPhone
    Cons:
    obsolete junk
    9 out of 58 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    top of the line

    Written By Brian B, Knoxville,TN. on Saturday, October 06, 2012
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    Installed myself in e-250 service van.Master sheet and tech support very helpfull and saved me $425.Chose the free back up camera and has been flawless now 10 weeks.Real asset when pulliing trailer or backing out driveways.GPS has never failed to get me to my housecalls.Only minor issue is it doesn't store the street number that i enter when arriving but no biggy.sirius radio works well.Played one movie and ok.Main reasons for buying were gps,sat. radio, and bluetooth which aiso has worked well.Windows up and ac on iow it works best no background noise. The locked out GPS and movie play while in motion does not bother me. I like the detachable push buttons that easily fit in your pocket to deter theft. Crutchfield also good to deal with would buy from them again.
    Pros:
    Everything
    Cons:
    Nothing
    8 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Value and Fast.

    Written By Walleye1, Chicago , Il on Sunday, September 16, 2012
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    While researching this purchase, I was worried about the boot up time making me wait for the backup camera I also installed. I can assure you it is nothing to worry about. The rear camera is available well before the full boot and is a non-issue. This unit is fast, sounds great and is a great value.
    Pros:
    Fast, great value.
    Cons:
    Nothing worth mentioning.
    9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Great system. Some User Interace annoyance

    Written By Ken B, Silicon Valley, CA on Saturday, September 01, 2012
     
    Beautiful sound. Maps and navigation are fine. You'll have to buy a traffic tuner to get traffic information. The volume button is great. I have the installer bypass the locking of video, navigation direction , so the Pioneer is usable. Else you can not see the video or enter navigation data if the car is moving. I would not buy the unit if it's could not be bypassed. Still, the map/navigation screen always shows a disclaimer upon start-up, and you have to touch a screen button to get rid of it. Called and complained to Pioneer, but they don't care ... Have bluetooth for handfree converstion using Android phones. Also playing phone's music to unit. The User Interface graphics is clean and elegant, not cheap or cheesy lookings.

    Pros:
    Good over all, nice bright responsive touch screen, great sound.
    Cons:
    Annoying disclaimer map/nav screen showing up everytime you start the car. For this, I gave 4 stars instead of 5 stars.
    11 out of 12 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Perfect For Iphone

    Written By Milkman, Indiana on Monday, July 30, 2012
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    Great system, sounds perfect, looks great, and is packed with features!
    Pros:
    Does everything that you would expect from a multimedia platform... Integrates perfect with the iPhone. Able to stream video from any iPhone source including Netflix and YouTube. Everything is fast: you can change screens, sources, and feeds without having to wait due to poor loading times!
    Cons:
    Faceplate buttons feel flimsy and don't seem to have a good response. Wish you could customize the background image or there was visual graphics available like on most single din Pioneer Decks. App Radio has alot of room for growth.
    4 out of 7 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Good All Around Unit.. Nav could be better

    Written By QinSD, San Diego on Wednesday, June 27, 2012
     
    This is a good unit for the price. I think the Kenwood units are a bit better, but a comparable Kenwood looks to cost 150 more. This unit has multiple AV sources that you can play music from. This is where the unit stands out. I have owned Kenwood units before and this one manages the different sources in a much more efficient manner. It can play from USB Drive, MicroSD, BT Audio, Pandora, and Aha Radio. What's nice about this unit is Pandora and Aha radio can be controlled with an Android phone via bluetooth. The interface is fairly simple and easy to use. It is also pretty responsive. When you touch a button, the action happen. There is no real noticeable lag. It accesses songs on the SD card or from ipod very quickly. It doesnt take a long time to search through the sd card like many head units do. The Pandora interfacing works very well. It's just like using it on your phone or ipod. It can play videos (avi, mp4,divx) from the SD Card or USB drive.

    The GPS functionality is just OK. As mentioned before, Ive had Kenwood units with Garmin Nav before and I must admit those are better. The Pioneer will still get you to your location, but it lacks certain features. For example, it *DOES NOT* speak the name of streets and the map is less detailed when you're just driving around. Basically Garmin is much more detailed.

    Pros:
    Lower Price, Quick Interface, Handles media from all sources very well, Easy to Install, Good Display
    Cons:
    Navigation is not very detailed compared to Kenwood units that use Garmin Maps
    11 out of 11 people found this helpful
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    2 out of 5

    terrible nice try

    Written By Larry, charlotte on Tuesday, June 26, 2012
     
    Bad maps. Not complete. Sound is good. Not great. Great touch screen very responsive. Only navigation is bad it really will eighther get you lost or take the worst route possible. Not up to date by at least a year and its a.2012??????
    Pros:
    Sound ok. Looks modern touch is about the best ive seen
    Cons:
    Nav really the worst ever and I have used a lot of units
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    4 out of 5

    Android Compatible!

    Written By Mike Ed, San Luis Obispo, California on Sunday, June 10, 2012
     
    I have waited a long time to upgrade my head unit because I did not want to purchase a unit that was not compatible with my android phone. (I have a Motorola Razor). Pioneer has satisfied my needs with the AVIC X940BT. The auto-connect works well and allows full functionality for making/receiving calls, enjoying Pandora and Aha radio with full display features on the monitor. Downloading the phone book was a breeze and names of callers are displayed on the screen. I have the Sirius Sportster 5 connected via the Sirius car dock and am impressed at how well the units work together. Saving presets, scanning genres, and even setting sports alerts (a Sportster feature) through the X940 is easy. Of course the iPod works well also with all graphics and controls via the head unit. The coolness factor of this unit in your dash will not disappoint! I especially like having a volume knob (as opposed to some units that are entirely touch screen. This prevents me from accidentally changing stations or enabling another feature while driving and trying to change the volume. I will be adding amplifiers (and component speakers) soon and the built in cross-overs/filters for the sub-woofer and front/rear pre-outs will simplify the installation and not require me to purchase additional crossovers (although my amps have built in crossovers and filters). If you are an Android owner you will not be sorry in purchasing this unit. Installed in '07 Mustang GT soon to buy another for my 02 F250.
    Pros:
    Outstanding Bluetooth connectivity. Did I mention Android compatible? Back up camera ready. Built in equalizer is great! Playing a DVD is as easy as inserting the disc.
    Cons:
    The navigation is lacking. It is not as user friendly as my Garmin and the calculations are not precise. Navigation calibration can be slow and incorrect. This unit has shown me to be driving on parallel streets before realizing my actual location.
    16 out of 17 people found this helpful
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    "Coolness Factor"
    Build Quality
    Ease of Use
    Sound Quality
    Value
     
    4 out of 5

    Solid overall

    Written By Dan, Milton, FL on Sunday, April 08, 2012
     
    Overall this is a solid unit. I had a Kenwood DNX series prior to this so that is what I compare it to. The Kenwood GPS was much better as far as accuracy is concerned. It took for ever for it to recognize I was in Florida and not in Cali. Then once it did finally figure it out (5mins into a drive) it had me on parallel streets. This is correctable by going into the settings and placing yourself on the right street but that is unacceptable to me. The interface with pioneer and iPhone integration is much better on the pioneer in my eyes. So if you are undecided on what you want. GPS, go Kenwood. iPhone integration, go Pioneer. Advanced app mode is pretty neat and I heavily debated on units that relied solely on your mobile phone but many of the reviews I read said those units were still pretty buggy. The pioneer unit can easily be bi-passed if that is a concern. Just move the mute wire up one pin and tie it in with the ground and parking wire, then connect to ground on the car's harness. Advanced app mode is def pretty cool. You can watch netflix, listen to pandora, and it gives you the ability to use Motion X for GPS. It is a bit more reliable. Which is disappointing because your unit should be better. That is my main gripe with the unit and the reason for 4 stars. Movies work great and are clear. OOOOO yeah, I personally feel like the Pioneer sounds better and is more powerful. That is hard for me to admit because I am a pretty big Kenwood fan. Bluetooth works fine so far.
    Pros:
    Sounds good, powerful iPhone integration Advanced App Mode
    Cons:
    GPS Did I mention GPS?
    45 out of 53 people found this helpful
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