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Overview: The Pioneer GEX-P20HD is a hideaway HD Radio tuner module,
designed to receive high-quality HD Radio broadcasts for select HD Radio-ready Pioneer car
stereos. It connects to the Pioneer head unit through the IP-BUS interface, and
has a pass-through to allow you to add other external units to the stereo
HD Radio: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in
the U.S. More than 1000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in
digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. No subscription is required to
receive HD Radio. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and
Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with
HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs
(HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's information (tag)
from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your iPod/iPhone connected to your compatible
Pioneer headunit. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes
the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want
from the iTunes Music Store.
Note: This function can be operated with the following
iPod/iPhone models - iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th/6th gen), iPod
classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), and iPhone
Compatible Headunits: The GEX-P20HD is compatible with the
HD Radio-ready Pioneer head unit.
Note: Not all Pioneer HD Radio-ready headunit support iTunes
Best Station Memory (BSM): The BSM function of the headunit allows you
to store the six strongest broadcast frequencies in preset memory. The
sub-channels, however, cannot be stored in memory.
Reception Mode: If a digital broadcast reception condition gets poor,
the tuner automatically switches to the analog broadcast of the same frequency.
You can turn off the automatic switching which will allow you to tune only
Seek Tuning Mode: The seek tuning settings can be changed. The Auto
(All) setting is the normal seek tuning position. The Manual (HD) setting allows
you to seek Digital stations only.
Local Function: Local seek tuning lest you tune in only those radio
stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception.
Pass-Through: The GEX-P20HD features a IP-Bus output ("pass-through")
port so you can connect an additional Pioneer IP-Bus component to your
compatible Pioneer HD Radio-ready headunit.