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Item #: 130DEHP77D
 

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Why replace your factory radio?

Two good reasons - sound quality and cool features. A new car stereo offers power that's superior to most factory radios, along with more sophisticated tone controls. And most car stereos offer built-in or optional features that add safety and fun to life in your car, including inputs for your iPod or MP3 player, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free cell phone calls, satellite radio or HD Radio reception, and connections for building an audio system in your car.

Does your GM or Chrysler vehicle have the oversized dash opening blues? Pioneer's DEH-P77DH CD receiver will boogie those blues away with great performance and an incredible list of features.

MOSFET45 high power will get your speakers jumping, while the tone-shaping Easy EQ and Front Image Enhancer transform your vehicle into a music-lover's paradise.

Three sets of preamp outputs make system expansion a breeze when you add external amplifiers. The built-in DFS alarm protects your vehicle from intruders (at least two relays required to operate alarm functions).

Like more entertainment options? The DEH-P77DH will control a compatible XM tuner, so you can enjoy over 120 channels of music, sports, news, entertainment, and much more (antenna and subscription also required). You can also warehouse your favorite discs by adding a Pioneer CD changer. For convenient system operation, a wireless remote is also included.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check the adapter's "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET45 amplifier (22 watts RMS/45 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs and CD-Rs
    • fits the 3" tall dash openings in many Chrysler and GM vehicles
    • detachable face with multicolor display
    • rotary volume control
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Easy EQ with six presets and a 3-band parametric EQ
    • loudness
    • Front Image Enhancer sends only low frequencies to rear speakers (switchable)
    Expandability:
    • compatible with Pioneer iPod adapter
    • XM satellite radio-ready (tuner, antenna, and service subscription required)
    • optional auxiliary input
    • CD changer controls
    • 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other features and specs
    • DFS alarm (relays required)
    • seek tuning
    • clock
    • CD frequency response: 5-20,000 Hz
    • CD signal-to-noise ratio: 94 dB
    • FM sensitivity: 10 dBf
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    RMS Power Output
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    22 watts
    Peak Output
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    45 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    50-15kHz
    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
    Video Screen
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    No
    Preamp Voltage
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    4 volts
    Display Color
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    Multi-color
    Key Button Color
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    Green/Blue
    EQ Bands
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    3
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    No
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    Optional
    USB Input
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    No
    Memory Card Slot
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    No
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Satellite Radio Ready
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    XM
    HD Radio
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    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen/4Gen/3Gen
    Nano
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    Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
    Touch
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    Mini
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    Mini2/Mini1
    iPhone
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    Tuner
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    10 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    What's in the box?

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    • AM/FM/CD receiver
    • Detachable face
    • Wiring harness with 10-amp fuse
    • Chrysler and GM Brackets and mounting hardware
    • CXB4285 wireless remote
    • CR2032 lithium battery
    • 2 "WARNING security system on board" window stickers
    • Manual (English/French)
    • Installation manual (English and French)
    • Warranty Card
    • Note on setting the clock

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    Features
    Remote Control Functions
    External Device Controls
    DFS (Detachable Face Security) Alarm Features

    Features

    MOSFET Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with a 45 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 provided sets of preamp outputs.

    Display/Button Illumination: The LED backlit multi-color display illuminates the frequency and CD track/time in white and the mode indicators and the select buttons guide in green. There is a bright blue EQ curve display in the left hand portion of the display that shows the frequency response characteristic of each curve (except the "CUSTOM" curve). The EEQ button illuminates in blue, and all other buttons are backlit with green illumination.

    Easy-EQ (EEQ): This feature gives you a 3-Band Parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a low (40, 80, 100 or 160Hz), mid (200, 500, 1k or 2kHz) and high frequency (3k, 8k, 10k or 12kHz) to boost or cut. The Q factor (slope of the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the following four options: 2N (narrow/steep), 1N, 1W and 2W (wide/least steep). Selecting a narrow (steep) Q factor results in frequencies around the center frequency to be affected less by the boost or cut than they are with a wide Q factor. This feature is useful for taming frequency response problems caused by the dimensions, materials and speaker locations of a vehicle. A different "CUSTOM" curve can be set into memory for each source; the built-in CD player and optional CD changer are considered a single source, so they would share the same "CUSTOM" EQ curve.

    Preset EQ Curves: This model has "POWERFUL", "NATURAL", "VOCAL", "CUSTOM", "EQ FLAT" and "SUPER BASS" preset EQ curves. The "CUSTOM" curve is one that you create and is stored in memory. There's an EQ curve display in the left hand portion of the display that shows the frequency response characteristic of each curve (except the "CUSTOM" curve; the displayed curve does not change with the settings you make to the custom curve).

    F.I.E. (Front Image Enhancer) with Selectable Cutoff Frequency: Enhances the front image by cutting mid and high range frequencies to the rear speakers (and the preouts), limiting their output to low range frequencies. You may select a cutoff frequency of 100, 160 or 250Hz.

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

    Subwoofer/Non-fading Preamplified Outputs: In addition to the front and rear preamp outputs, there is one set of outputs that may be set for "subwoofer" or "non fading" output. When set to "non fading", the signal is full range and the output level is user selectable from 0 to 15. When set to "subwoofer", the outputs are non fading, and they may be set for normal or reverse phase, 50Hz, 80Hz or 125Hz low-pass output, and you can set the level from -6 to +6.

    Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function prevents radical leaps in volume when switching between sources. To use this function, you compare the volume level of the sources (AM, CD/CD changer, AUX) to the FM level, then you adjust the sources level to match that heard when listening to FM. Since the reference level is based on the FM volume, SLA is not possible on FM.

    Cellular Mute: Mutes audio when a cellular call is received, then restores the level once the call is over. To use this feature, you must have a cellular phone with a muting output that can be connected to the muting input wire of this unit.

    Tuner: This receiver is equipped with Pioneer's proprietary Supertuner III, which provides excellent AM and FM performance.

    Rotary Volume Control: A rotary volume control allows for easy volume level adjustment. Normally, the knob protrudes just slightly from the front of the face plate. To make the knob easier to turn, it may be made to stick out further from the face; to make the knob pop out, you simply press and release the knob. When the knob is in the extended position, pressing the knob inward returns the knob to it's normal, low-profile position.

    Display Dimming: When the illumination wire of this unit is connected to the headlamp circuit of your vehicle, and you turn your lights on, the display will dim to a preset level. The display brightness is not affected by the vehicle's dimmer control.

    CD Insert Auto Turn-on: When unit is off and a CD is inserted it will automatically turn on and play the CD.

    Pause: The CD player has a pause feature, which also works for CDs played in optional Pioneer CD changers.

    Disc Titling: You can store titles for up to 48 discs (when using a compatible Pioneer CD changer this increases to a total maximum of 100 discs). Each title may be up to 10 letters long.

    CD Compatibility: This unit will play prerecorded CDs and finalized CD-Rs. The unit reviewed by Crutchfield played a CD-RW disc, but Pioneer does not claim compatibility with CD-RW discs. Results with CD-RW discs will vary depending on the quality of the discs; there are audio CD-RW discs that this unit will not play.

    AUX Title Input: Allows you to input a title for the AUX input function; item 130CDRB10 (or item 130CDRB20), sold separately, is required to use the AUX input feature.

    Remote Control Functions

    CXB4285 Wireless Remote Dimensions: L=3.630", H=0.261", W=1.559"

    Buttons:

    • Volume +/-
    • Function button: Cycles through functions which allow you to set best station memory, local, CD track scan, CD pause, repeat, random etc
    • Audio Button: Allows you to access EQ/Loud/SLA/fader/FIE
    • Cursor buttons (up/down/left/right): Used for track/station seek, and to set levels within menus
    • Escape/Band button: Cycles through tuner bands and allows you to exit from menu
    • CD button: used to select CDs for playback
    • Pause button: pauses CD playback
    • Tuner button: selects tuner as source
    • ATT (Mute) button: reduces volume by 90%

    Note: This unit is also compatible with Pioneer's optional steering wheel remote (item 130CDSR100).

    External Device Controls

    IP-Bus Controls: The DEH-P77D is equipped with IP-Bus control, which allows you to connect and control other Pioneer components. You can add a multi-disc CD changer, a satellite radio receiver, an auxiliary input adapter, or an iPod adapter. The DEH-P77D will only support one external device plugged into its iP-Bus connector.

    XM Satellite Radio Compatible: This unit can control an optional XM receiver (130P920XM). XM satellite radio features high-quality music, news, talk, sports, entertainment, and children's programming. For a monthly subscription fee, you'll be able to receive satellite radio signals in your car using an optional antenna and receiver.

    iPod Compatible: The optional Pioneer CD-IB100II iPod adaptor interface allows an iPod, iPod Mini, iPod photo, iPod nano, or iPod video portable digital music player with a dock connector to be hooked up to and controlled by the DEH-P77D.

    CD Changer Controls: You can add an IP-Bus-compatible 6-disc or 12-disc Pioneer CD changer, and control it from the head unit. The unit feature the following CD-changer features.

    • ITS (Instant Track Selection) Programming: The ITS function can be used to program automatic playback of up to 99 tracks per disc for up to 100 discs. With changers sold before the CDX-P1250 and CDX-P650, up to 24 tracks can be stored in the playlist.
    • Direct Disc Selection: You can directly select discs 1-6 by pressing the corresponding button number on the front panel or remote. Discs 7-12 can be selected by pressing and holding the corresponding button number, such as button 1 for disc 7, etc.
    • CD Track Scan: The beginning of each track on the selected disc plays for about 10 seconds before moving onto the next track and continues until you make your selection.
    • CD Text Display: When used with a CD Text-compatible Pioneer CD changer, this unit will display the titles of CD Text encoded discs that are played in the changer. When playing a CD Text disc on a CD Text compatible changer, you cannot switch to the Disc Title Input mode. CD Text disc titles, artist names and track titles longer than 8 characters may be scrolled once to reveal the entire string of text by holding down the Display button.
    • CD Sound Quality Adjustment: Using the "COMP" (compression) and "DBE" (dynamic bass emphasis) functions, you can adjust the playback quality of the changer. Each function may be set to one of two levels or off. The "COMP" function compresses the audio signal to eliminate distortions caused by the imbalances between the loudest and softest sounds when played at high volumes. The "DBE" function boosts bass frequencies to give your music a more full sound.
    Note: For these functions to work, they must be supported by the Pioneer CD changer.

    DFS (Detachable Face Security) Alarm Features

    The DFS Alarm feature is defeatable. For those who do not want to use the alarm feature at all, no alarm wires need be connected.

    The alarm may be triggered by:

    1. Input from door pin switches
    2. Sensors (sold separately)
    3. Failure to put the face on the unit before the user selectable "Entry Delay Time" (settings range from 0 to 60 seconds in 5 second increments) runs out.
    4. Failure to insert and turn the ignition key from "OFF" to "ON" the predetermined number of times (dependent on whether the starter disable function is set to "ON" or "OFF" in the alarm menu.

    When triggered, the alarm can respond in three ways:

    1. An alternating two tone output can be sent to the car speakers (this feature is defeatable). The level of output sent to the speakers is adjustable.
    2. The alarm can trigger a horn, siren, or parking lights relay (not included). The alarm output can be set to send a constant or pulsed output the relay.
    3. The alarm can trigger a starter kill relay (not included), so that the vehicle cannot be started. The starter disable is defeatable.

    There are four methods of disarming the alarm:

    1. The alarm will disarm when the face is placed on the unit before the user selectable "Entry Delay Time" runs out. This method works regardless of whether the starter disable function is set to "ON" or "OFF" in the alarm menu.
    2. If the white/orange wire is connected to the unlock wire of a keyless entry system and the doors are unlocked via the keyless entry system, the alarm will disarm.
    3. If the starter disable function is turned off, the alarm may be disarmed by inserting the key into the ignition and turning the key from the "off" position to the "on" before the "Entry Delay Time" runs out.
    4. If the starter disable function is turned on, the alarm may be disarmed by inserting the key into the ignition (within the "Entry Delay Time") then the key is turned from "OFF" to "ON" five times within one minute.

    There are five alarm wires (white/yellow, brown, white/red, white/orange and blue/brown) hardwired directly to the radio:

    • The white/yellow wire is connected to door pin switch wiring (by selecting the appropriate setting in the alarm menu, the white/yellow wire will respond to ground output pin switches or 12V output switches).
    • The brown wire can be made to send a constant 12V output to a siren or horn relay (not included) when the alarm is triggered, or it may be used to send a pulsed 12V output to a relay (not included) to flash parking lights (constant or pulsed operation selected in the alarm menu).
    • The white/red wire is connected to a negative output sensor wire (sensor not included). This wire allows the DFS Alarm to respond to output from single stage shock, glass break, and microwave sensors.
    • The white/orange wire is provided for connection to the unlock wire of keyless entry power door lock systems. When the keyless entry system is used to unlock the doors, the white/orange wire will receive the unlock output of the keyless entry system and the alarm will disarm. By selecting the appropriate setting in the alarm menu, the white/orange wire can be made to respond to ground output or 12v output keyless entry systems.
    • The blue/brown wire is used to trigger a relay (not included) for starter kill operation. The blue/brown lead will provide a continuous 12V output while the alarm is sounding and for 30 minutes after initial trigger (up to 5 consecutive triggers).

    At least two relays (item 120E5000) will be needed to operate all alarm functions. One relay will be needed to sound a siren, honk the horn, or flash the parking lights. A second relay will be needed for the alarm's starter kill function.

     
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    5 out of 5

    Fantastic Deck, Easy Install

    Written By Rich, Black-Hole, OR on Saturday, November 21, 2009
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    I have a 1983 Pontiac Trans Am that I custom ordered and have owned since new...26 years now, it's a rare car with the various options, I show it a great deal as well as enjoy cruising it, which lead to a badly needed sound system, and when I decided that the old cassette which stuck out 2" from the dash needed to go, this deck was the best candidate. First off it fit perfect, (One tip) have a small rat tail file handy, the stock mount may need a bit of hole filing to get the deck square, it took 3 minutes! The rest was no problem. It looks great, and to be able to take the face plate with me, nice! The color scheme blends perfectly. The deck is reliable, and functions awesome, the remote is very handy.I give it a huge thumbs up!
    I can email pics of the install and finished install,
    Also Crutchfield recommended the Infinity 6x9 Reference, EXCELLENT COMBINATION!
    Thanks Crutchfield!
    Cheers Shark~

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    5 out of 5

    great choice

    Written By speedy, south boston ,va on Saturday, June 06, 2009
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    best choice for my 94 plymouth voyager....yeah a mini van....fits PERFECTLY...comes with multiple assortments of brackets in box ..fits opening perfect...no gaps....decent power to run the infinity speakers i purchased also...would have been perfect running of radio power,but i put amps on.lots off tweaks built into unit for equalization and such...have wanted this unit for years,but this one is for the wife.
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    3 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-P77DH

    Written By cauthron, Murfreesboro, TN on Monday, March 23, 2009
     
    I purchased this product for my husband and while it has an excellent sound, it is too difficult for him to operate. He likes simple things where there is a button for each individual feature. We could not figure out how to change the bass and treble individually. He also likes to listen to songs over and over and to activate the repeat mode it takes two or more button pushes. I wish we had purchased something more simple and less expensive.
    1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Smooooth....

    Written By Wayne, Tumwater, WA on Wednesday, February 25, 2009
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    Was looking at this player online. While I was reading the page I noticed a "link" to the scratch & dent dept. that said I could have it for less. Not to miss an opportunity to get a GREAT player, for much less, I went for it. What scratch? What dent? Everything came just like "Crutchfield" said it would, went in like it had eyes, and works just like I expected it would. This is not my first car stereo install, but was certainly the most painless.
    THANKS Crutchfield for meeting my needs and expectations. We will most assuredly do this again!
    OOPS! Almost forgot. Thanks to "Pioneer" for always having just what I need!
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    5 out of 5

    Unfounded concerns - once again

    Written By Geoff, Gainesville, FL on Friday, February 13, 2009
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    This is the 3rd head unit I've installed from Crutchfield. I chose this particular unit for my 2000 Silverado due to the DIN-1/2 size & XM Radio. The installation kit made the swap out easy and my wife thinks I'm sort of radio installation genius. I prepared the supplied wiring harness the night before by soldering / taping all the connections. I have PLENTY of presets available for XM and more presets for FM than I have radio stations to listen to (smallville, USA) and FM reception is outstanding. The 'look' is nice and the 'readout' for the XM station information / clock is outstanding. The dimmer feature is perfect and daytime viewing is not a problem. All in all, I am MORE than pleased.
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    4 out of 5

    Perfect Fit, Good Sound, Controls OK

    Written By Matt, Plymouth Meeting, PA on Sunday, February 08, 2009
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    This is the second time I've purchased this model. It is easy to install and looks good in the over-sized dash openings. I use it with the Pioneer iPod Adapter so I don't have to fumble with the iPod while I'm driving. The sound is as good as it gets with the 4"x6" front speakers. Only two things I'm not really perfectly happy about: 1) the radio "seek" function requires holding in the "tune" button for a split second longer; this sometimes results in missed stations or fuzz. 2) the iPod track titles are displayed so I end up listening to a song for the first 3 seconds before I know what's playing. Other than that, I highly recommend this receiver.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-P77DH

    Written By Chris, Pennsylvania on Saturday, February 07, 2009
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    Bought this to replace the sick factory unit in my 96 Yukon. I like the fact that it's a din and 1/2 like the original but that's where the simularities end. Very pleased with the sound and functions. Install was a breeze with Crutchfields guide. Don't know why I waited so long to upgrade!
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    5 out of 5

    ratchethead

    Written By ratchethead, Central Florida on Friday, January 02, 2009
     
    Wow. Phenominal reciever. Installed the unit with an XM reciever in my wife's 2000 Cherokee. The stock speakers sound great and the unit looks better than factory.
    Great company to deal with!
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-P77DH

    Written By dstanley49, Plantersville Ms on Sunday, August 31, 2008
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    This is a very good sounding stereo. I replaced my factory stereo in my 2000 Silverado and the install went very well. The only problem I had is my Blaupunkt THB 200A powered subwoofer will not hook up to my subwoofer RCA jacks that come out of my head unit. I get a rumbling sound out of the subwoofer. Other than that, this is a very good unit.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-P77DH

    Written By David, Grand Rapids, MI on Saturday, June 28, 2008
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    The fit and install was excellent on my 1999 Silverado. The only thing I would like to see improved is the amount of twist of the knob required to turn up/down the volume. Seems like a lot of turning for a small amount of difference. Otherwise it is an excellent CD/receiver for the money.
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    5 out of 5

    A great radio

    Written By Art, Oberlin, OH on Monday, March 17, 2008
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    This radio fit the '98 Jeep with no problems, I have the Infinity sound system so this receiver performs extremely well. In addition to the radio, I purchased the steeringwheel-mounter remote control for the radio, this is an ideal accessory and a great safety feature. I also purchased the XM Satellite Radio kit, again, all fit as described, and is well integrated with the Pioneer receiver. I am very satisfied.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-P77DH

    Written By Lisa, Greenville, SC on Wednesday, February 20, 2008
     
    I bought this unit for my husband. He has a 99 Chevy Silverado and he wanted a head unit that would fit in his truck. It fit perfectly. He also got the Sirrus tuner. He didn't want anything that would be too difficult to figure out and with this radio he didn't have any problems working it. He didn't replace his speakers but with this unit it makes it sound like he did.
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    3 out of 5

    Great Fit for Silverado but too Quirky

    Written By Santino, Aspen, CO on Friday, January 25, 2008
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    I easily installed this unit in a 2001 Silverado and it fit like a glove. I've used this unit for a full year before writing this review...so I'm quite familiar with it at this point. Once you get used to the complicated equalizer settings, it sounds great and has more than enough power for my extended cab without an external amp. The unit is not without drawbacks.

    Volume, for instance, takes multiple turns of the knob. I regularly listen at volume level 30, which is approximately 3 full turns of the control knob. This becomes a major inconvenience while driving. Remember when one full turn of the knob would blow out your ear drums? Setting of the equalizer is a chore. Too many steps....it could have been made less complicated. Yes, there are presets on the equalizer but I'd rate them fair at best.

    It does have some great features, but many of those are quirky. The dimmer is nice but it's not automatic. You have to reset, rather than having the unit dim when the headlights go on. The factory unit did this so you know the wiring is there.

    The display is large and easy to read, however, it does not read the name of the CD or the artist on many store bought discs.

    In hindsight, I wish it had a USB port on the front for my MP3 unit. Live and learn.

    Overall, it's a good sounding unit but too quirky for me. I'm going to replace it soon and sacrafice the wonderful fit for something far more user friendly.
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    4 out of 5

    Great Unit, but has Limitations

    Written By Don, Long Island, NY on Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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    I ordered this unit for my 2001 Suburban, along with the PAC OS-1 OnStar adapter, the Pioneer XM receiver, and the Pioneer iPod adapter. Hooked it all up, the receiver sounds awesome! Easy to use, a litle dated, but makes a nice clean install in the factory dash opening. NOTE: This unit will only drive ONE IP-Bus accessory. I had both the XM and the iPod units "daisy-chained" with the IP-Bus setup, and the receiver would only recognize the one connected directly to it. After 90 mins with tech support, they confirmed that I could only use one accessory with this unit. NOT what it says on the site!! Tech support was excellent, they overnighted another unit (I went with the DEH-P5900iB) and I installed it with no issues. I was disppointed that I couldn't use the 1.5 DIN unit, but at the end of the day, functionality was more important. I would highly recommend this unit, but only if you are prepared to choose between your XM or iPod.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Great Unit with Limits Though

    Written By mikem, Tallahassee, FL on Thursday, November 08, 2007
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    After some research, I ordered one of these for my 2002 Chevy truck. Installation was painless and it fit like a glove in the 1.5 DIN dash opening. I ran into problems when I wanted to use the Ipod adapter and XM tuner though. It would recognize either one but not both. One call to Crutchfield confirmed that it will only work with one IP bus device. They issued an immediate return authorization and I went for the DEH-P9800BT instead.

    Long story short...If you want a deck that fits the dash opening without an adapter and only want to control one external device, this unit is perfect.
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    5 out of 5

    95 Jeep Grand Cherokee

    Written By Larry, Madisonville, Ky. on Tuesday, November 06, 2007
     
    When the display went bonkers on my Infinity Gold reciever, I went looking for a replacement. I found the Pioneer DEH-P77DH. This thing is fantastic. More controlls for the audio, far better looking, fits the dash perfectly, and the sound is AWESOME... It drives the onboard amp in the Jeep just perfectly. The ONLY thing I wish it had but doesn't is a built-in MP3 converter... That is the only thing I can say bad about this unit... If you have a GM or Chrysler product and you need some great sound..... BUY THIS!!!!!

    Larry
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent choice for GM vehicle

    Written By Thomas, Sterling, VA on Friday, June 29, 2007
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    Excellent choice for a GM vehicle. Looks nice in the dash.

    The power is plenty for a mini-van (added a JVC subwoofer under the passenger seat for some additional thump). I'm very impressed with the sound, features and appearance of this unit.

    I also like the availability of accessories that use the Pioneer accessory plug. I've added several audio accessories (Creative Zen Micro, External XM Radio).

    The only complaint that I have with the unit is the appearance of XM Radio using the Pioneer XM option. I preferr seeing the Artist and Title for the song (as well as some of the memory features) of the stand-alone XM units. Some folks probably would prefer the look of the built-in XM, but thats why its nice to have choices.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-P77DH

    Written By Richard, Norwalk, CA on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
     
    I purchase this unit for 2000 Chevy Astro. although I'm not ussing all the features, it works and sounds great. I plan to connect the Pioneer CD-IB100 I-pod adapter & the CD-RB10 P-Bus MCD To Aux Input Adapter to connect to my dvd player.
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    4 out of 5

    great unit

    Written By ekroeger, Seattle on Tuesday, February 20, 2007
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    With the free (crutchfield) wiring harness adapter, it almost took me longer to open up the dash and get the old unit out, than it took to wire up and install this new one. The whole thing took a little over an hour. The receiver itself can seem unnecessarily complicated, but at the same time provides plenty of versatility and power. I matched this to two pairs of polk speakers, and it sounds fantastic right up to max volume. It could do with some mp3 ability, and a case for the detachable face, but those things are easily solved. I will wire up the alarm features this summer when it's warmer out. I'd buy it again.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    nice deck

    Written By steven, dover, nh on Monday, July 17, 2006
     
    this deck looks really good in my gmc and the sound i astounding easy install too
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    2000 dodge durango

    Written By steven, virginia beach, virginia on Thursday, April 20, 2006
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    i was looking for a radio that would take up the entire space of my factory radio and found the pioneer deh p77dh. the radio was easy to install and works great. the directions provided by crutchfield were easy to follow. it makes my new pioneer 4way 6.5s sound great.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    2000 Chevy Astro Xtreme

    Written By Faseddiez, Aloha, HI on Tuesday, March 14, 2006
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    Been waiting for this deck to go on sale for years to no avail. So when I saw it for $30 cheaper in the outlet I was enticed but still hesitant. Then I saw an ACC: I never noticed before, the CD-SR100 (see my review) steering wheel remote and thats all it took.
    This deck is outstanding with all of its features. (You can check out the link to the manual on the research page to see what they are but until you start to tweak and fine tune your sounds you really start to appreciate all that this deck can do. Like HPF and Full sub control at your finger tips not to mention the security functions). Anywayz, Im even more impressed on how it looks; at first glance you might think it was a stock deck the way it blends seamlessly with the rest of the Astroz dash, lights and all. Most people like the flashy "catch your eye" stuff but Im big into stealthy performance. Paired the deck up with a set of Polk 6750s (see my review) front/rear and capped it off with an Audiobahn 8" powered S/W tube (some problems, see my review). This setup sounds sweet! Thought I might have needed an amp to power the Polks but the 22Wrms does extremely well and although she doesnt shatter any windows she does rattle a few bones. Still kinda curious what a 1000W-4ch Profile could do for her. Hehehe. (On a budget ya-know, hint, family van)
    In summary, if you got this odd size hole in your dash and you wanna fill it and wanna limit the field of thieves who would steal it, this is the deck for you. Granted it doesnt do MP3s, WMAs or DVDs but you can build that off of this deck. Hope this helps SOMEONE and Im glad I finally got it. Just kinda sick I waited so long.

    Take it E-Z
    Eddie
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    4 out of 5

    DEH-P77DH Review

    Written By Morris, Texas on Thursday, January 19, 2006
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    I purchased this item to replace the factor radio/cd player in my 2002 Avalanche. It fits extremely well and is tight and snug. This is an awesome stero with true quality and sound. Lots of gadgets to manipulate the sound. Very colorful face-plate. Only sore spot is that Pioneer should have included a pouch to store the face-plate when it is detached from the stereo. Otherwise, outstanding product!!
    5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Crutchfield to the rescue

    Written By ROY, Fayetteville, NC on Saturday, January 07, 2006
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    I bought a 1995 Chrysler New Yorker that was in perfect condition, but it didn't have a sterio or am/fm radio. The car was completly stripped, all wires was cut. Even the one's that led to the cars original Infinity system. So I went on a search for a receiver. I was having a hard time trying to find a receiver that would fit that 3 inch high opening and that 51/4 deep hole. I came to your site and found just what I needed. I purchased the Pioneer DEH-P77DH CD,Satellite ready receiver. It fits like a glove and it was easy to install. The instructions was clear and easy to understand. The reciever works very well and it has alot of different functions. I added the Pioneer 130SiRPNR1 Satellite radio. The unit works great with the head unit, but the display for the Artist and Title calls for you to take your eyes off the road too long, if you want to read it all. You fix that little detail, it would be perfect. Thanks again for saving me.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-P77DH

    Written By John, Jacksonville, Arkansas on Wednesday, September 14, 2005
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    Bought this unit for a 2001 Dodge Ram, this is a wonderful addition for power and sound clarity, I also added the 12 disc changer and a Kenwood powered subwoofer, later I intend on getting the Ipod adaptor......................John
    7 out of 8 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    2001 Chevy Silverado - Great fit

    Written By Eric, Navarre, FL on Sunday, August 14, 2005
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    It installed easily with the adapters supplied by Crutchfield. All I needed to buy was the screw-on wire connectors. The stereo looks good as a replacement to the stock one; it fills up all the space. I like the controls because you can switch between CD/FM/Sirius quickly. This receiver has pretty good power output. You don't really need an amp unless you want a subwoofer. Like one of the other reviewers said, the display is a little outdated and hard to see in direct sunlight, but it really isn't that bad. Also, with satellite radio, you can only view either the station name, artist, or song title at a time because it only has one line of text. Overall, I'm very happy with it. It does everything I want it to do and looks good in the dash.
    9 out of 10 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Thanks

    Written By Allan B., Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday, July 17, 2005
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    Just installed in my 1999 Camaro. Thanks Pioneer for making a direct replacement for the odd shaped factory head unit. Thanks Crutchfield for the great install gear. Unit went in like a glove. The only glitch was when I removed factory unit and found two connector plugs ... uh-oh. But I soon found out the second plug was a factory pre-wired CD changer harness that I did not need. The supplied wiring harness worked great. I bought the unit to replace my original stereo, but particularly to be able to direct wire my IPOD (with adapter). I could not stand the hiss from the FM transmitter I previously used!! The sound is grand. All of a sudden, crusing with the T-tops off is "no-problemo".
    7 out of 7 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-P77DH

    Written By Bart, Boston, Mass. on Saturday, July 16, 2005
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    Just installed the DEH-P77DH in my 2000 Dakota this morning. Took it for a test ride,listening without any
    audio adjustments. I was completely won over!
    This deck is a great complement to the factory infinity
    system in CD or tuner mode.Got some good times coming
    reading the owners manual and trying different sound
    fields.
    I replaced a high end Panasonic which has a good sound.
    The Pioneer full size fit and sound matching quality
    seems to better suit my truck.
    Can't wait to hear it with a sat tuner!! Yeehooo!!!

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    5 out of 5

    1987 Firebird install. 6-29 05

    Written By John, jefferson city,tn on Friday, July 01, 2005
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    .I bought this deck a few months ago,along with new pioneer speakers and 2 infinity 10" subs and a profile amp.This is a nice deck.I installed it in my 1987 firebird.I had a few small problems with the way the deck fit.I used the factory braces and the deck set to high for the trim panel.I had to inlarge the mounting holes in the factory braces so the deck could be dropped down 1/4 of an inch.Then I had to trim the 2 lower fasteners on the back of the trim panel and trim the corners of the outer decks plastic sorounding the face so the factory trim panel would fit right.I also had to cut a hole in the back stereo brace to make room for all the wires and wire addapter.I like the deck and give it a 5 for features,but when it comes to the install,I'd give it a 3.It looks and sounds great but be prepared to do a little extra work if you plan on putting this deck in a 3rd gen Firebird/Trans-Am.One thing I dont like is at night,you can see whereall the spaces are for letters/numbers,along with the letters/numbers that are lit,but thats not a magor deal.I'vealways been a pioneer man And inspite of the install problems,which are not pioneers fault since this deck is a direct fit for so many cars,I fully recomend this deck
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-P77DH

    Written By pminme, Northern Maine on Sunday, June 26, 2005
     
    What an awesome piece. I installed this in a 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix, along with Infinity separates in the front, Infinity 6x9 in the back, Infinity 12" sub in the trunk, and three Kenwood 1000W amps (front, rear, and sub, respectively). The features of this CD receiver, such as 3 RCA outputs, electronic crossovers built in to the receiver, and remote control, really bring the system alive. I recommend to anyone! This piece rocks!
    6 out of 7 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great upgrade for my 04 Jeep Wrangler

    Written By Phil, Detroit on Monday, June 06, 2005
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    The Pioneer head unit is a great upgrade for my system. Great sound and features. Cant wait to get the iPod hooked into the system. The built in EQ adjustment is a terrific feature and allows full range adjustment.

    Like many other owners of a late model Chrysler product the weird shape factory 1.5 din size was a hurdle when shopping. This unit fit into the bay easily. I chose to use a dash kit and fit it to the Pioneer unit so that it looks more factory.

    Hook up could not have been easier, Crutchfield harness matched color for color.
    5 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-P77DH

    Written By Jon, Springfield, NE on Monday, April 11, 2005
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    absolutely perfect fit for dodge. Great sound. Just upgraded from a Sony receiver. I was getting high distortion at mid to high volumes but now it's perfect. No distortion, just great sound. I only buy Pioneer now.
    22 out of 26 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    It is hard to believe you can get this sound from a Jeep Wrangler!

    Written By Todd, Chicago, IL on Sunday, March 20, 2005
     
    I upgraded the speakers in my sound bar years ago to some Pioneer 200W units, but they really did not sound a lot better then the factor speakers. I figured I was just going to have to live with flat sound. Then I got the itch, with summer coming on I wanted to have better sound with the top down. I figured it was worth a try to upgrade the head unit. This Pioneer unit was amazing. I now have bass (with no sub-woofer). The sound is so full it is un-real. My Pioneer speakers now sound GREAT. If you heard of those commercials from living in black and white and moving to color, it is just like that. A whole new sense of sound. Pioner did a great job on this unit.
    68 out of 76 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer DEH-P77DH

    Written By bmarley4, Newton, KS on Sunday, February 06, 2005
     
    The Pioneer DEH-P77DH is some hot stuff. It is worth it's weight in gold. I love the DFS Alarm and the Remote Controller. I like the dimmer it have TWO level BRIGHT and DIM.
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