Pioneer DEH-P7000BT

CD receiver

Item #: 130P7000BT

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Music isn't enough for you — you want a CD receiver in your dash that takes convenience to a new level. Pioneer's DEH-P7000BT CD receiver sports built-in Bluetooth capability for the safety and convenience of hands-free calling, along with all the audio goodies you expect from Pioneer.

When you're not on a call, you'll appreciate the variety of musical options this receiver offers. It plays MP3, WMA, and AAC files on disc, controls a satellite radio tuner, and features a USB input, built-in iPod® controls, and a rear auxiliary input. When your iPod is connected to the USB input, the receiver bypasses your iPod's built-in digital-to-analog converter, using its high-quality DAC to deliver your music files with the highest fidelity possible. The Sound Retriever feature livens up flat-sounding music files by restoring information lost in compression, and the 3-band equalizer lets you zero in on the perfect tonal balance for your music by adjusting both output levels and frequencies.

Pioneer's elegantly designed Rotary Commander interface allows you to find your favorite songs or change system settings with a touch of a button and a twist of the large control knob. And system information, menus, and song titles show up bright and clear on the white LCD display — easy to read at any time of day. The 10-key wireless remote offers easy fingertip control over your system while you drive.

Connect amplifiers and subwoofers to the three sets of high-voltage preamp outputs to build a high-powered car audio system. High-pass and low-pass filters let you adjust the range of frequencies you send to your speaker setup.

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 the adapter's "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Read our blog post about using this receiver: Bluetooth in the car -- hands-free and loving it!.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs, including discs loaded with MP3, WMA, and AAC files (will not play Digital Rights-protected music files)
    • fold-down, detachable face with white LCD display
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • Easy EQ 3-band parametric equalizer with six preset tone settings
    • loudness
    • Sound Retriever for improving sound of compressed music files
    • low-pass (preamp outs) and high-pass (speaker and preamp outs) filters
    • subwoofer level control
    • built-in Bluetooth capability
    • built in iPod control — no adapter necessary, but adding Pioneer's optional connecting cable lets you leave your iPod cable at home
    • compatible with optional satellite radio, CD changer
    • inputs: auxiliary input (rear), USB input (for Windows Media devices, USB storage devices, and iPod)
    • outputs: three sets of 4-volt preamp outputs
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    Other info:

    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.

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    Great with Iphone; Rotary button design still needs work

    Written By Trina, Los Angeles, CA on Friday, April 16, 2010

    I have had this model installed for about a year now and I love it. The remote is easy to use and you can memorize the keys easily. The bluetooth works great. Sometime I don't even know where my phone is but it doesn't matter as long as the stereo is synced. No problem syncing 2 and 3 phones. Phone book entries are a hassle so I just dont do it. I have an Iphone and I play music and take send calls with ease. The rotary button is still a hassle because you have to hit it just right to answer the phone. We also stream music to the radio and that works good too. I haven't had problems with burned cd's. Love it so much I think I need new speakers!

    All around good head unit

    Written By phantom1982, Shelton, CT on Sunday, September 20, 2009

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    I bought this head unit a little more than a year ago. I was waiting to have it for a while before decided how I felt about it. Some of the pros are the direct usb connection for the ipod, meaning no extra adapters or special cords need to be purchased. The bluetooth is solid, I especially like the fact that it recalls the volume used during the last call instead of the volume of the radio, which could be startling when receiving a call while listening to music. I do have to say that the "one knob does all" approach takes some getting used to, but once you get it down it becomes second nature. One annoying thing that I found is that on bright summer days when the sun shines directly into the car you can not see the display at all. Other than that its a solid unit, easy to install and reliable.

    Pioneer should hire some software engineers

    Written By rscott77x, DC on Monday, August 31, 2009

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    The way the controls are designed, it could only be used safely on an aircraft or
    boat. All those stupid menus make this unit usable only for the most basic
    functions if you are driving unless you like to stop every time you need to adjust

    Don't Buy This Radio

    Written By Jeffrey, Sutton, MA on Saturday, August 01, 2009

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    I hate this radio for all the reasons that people have already mentioned and the fact that I invested the money for the install kit, xm radio and the radio it'self. After like almost two years - I am ready to take a hammer at it just to get it out of my car. We should receive credits towards new units.

    Pioneer DEH-P7000BT

    Written By Nelson, Little Neck, NY on Monday, July 20, 2009

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    The pros of this unit are that it has lots of features, USB, Bluetooth, HD Radio Ready, Ipod controls, etc.

    The cons are that the controls are very counterintuitive and difficult to learn. For example, if you are listening to music and you want to pause it, you have to go through several menus and clicks to just pause a cd.

    I realize the iphone 3G is not listed as compatible, but I'll post my issues in case someone want to use it with the iphone. I'm having trouble with the DEH-P7000BT and iPhone 3G S using bluetooth only. The iphone is both a phone and bluetooth audio player, so I should not need to plug the usb to the head unit. If I set the head unit source to BT Audio, I can listen to my music on the iphone as a bluetooth audio player. When a call come in the audio mutes, but the phone call does not come out on my car speakers. Even though the iphone is also connected to the head unit as a phone. (Both the BT phone light and the BT headphone light are lit on the head unit).

    The way it should work is that I can listen to music from the iphone via bluetooth audio (not USB), when a call comes in the music would pause and I should be able to take the call over the head unit via bluetooth and then go back to the music when the call ends. That does not happen.

    Pioneer DEH-P7000BT

    Written By pc, warner robins, Ga on Saturday, June 20, 2009

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    manual on cd , when travling unable to cheek manual without laptop. Bluetooth very senstive touch it ,your in the phone book, touch it again your adjusting the balance on the speakers,bluetooth hard to getting to work,if at all. very bad choice on my part. does not recevive as good as factory radio. to many things going on with center control knob.

    Pioneer DEH-P7000BT

    Written By brad, so. calif on Thursday, June 11, 2009

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    I bought this unit as a recommendation from a co-worker. I wanted the usb and bluetooth hands free phone. Easy to install, but operation manual on cd is the worst idea ever. Controls are difficult to get used to, but in time I'm sure I will get it down. Now that it is in my vehicle and operating, my major complaint is the screen is virtually impossible to see during the day! All in all I prefer Pioneer products to others. Crutchfield is an awesome company to do business with and I will definitely be a return customer.

    great all around stereo- may be tricky to pair bluetooth (see comment)

    Written By jasonv, phoenix, az on Saturday, May 30, 2009

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    first off- i bought a kenwood before the pioneer planning to save some money- what a mistake. it was hard to use, the remote was bulky, i couldn't figure out which button to push pick up a call, and worst of all it overheated after 20 minutes of loud play.

    everything works good and its user friendly. a multi line display would be preferred but no biggie. the only tricky part to this unit is getting it to pair (initally connect) with your cell phone. fyi i have an lg dare and it works fine. be sure both the unit says 'searching' or whatever and your phone says 'searching' or whatever at the EXACT SAME TIME or they won't pair successfully after you enter the '0000' code!!! they might find each other otherwise but the code won't work if they both weren't originally 'searching' at the same exact time. i am pretty familiar with bluetooth and this was the only thing i've ever had issues connecting with.

    also- don't be skeptical about bluetooth issues- once they connect the first time it connects automatcially forever afterwards (whenever the unit is turned on or off)- just leave the phone in your pocket and drive!

    Happy with this radio

    Written By cav, Bryan Texas on Thursday, May 21, 2009

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    I bought this radio because I wanted a radio that (1) had hands free phone feature, and (2) digital music will only get more popular. I wanted to be able to play music in any format.

    The good: This unit will handle your i-pod, USB, blue tooth, aux with plenty of power, phone feature works well and is clear on both ends.

    The Bad: controls are hard to get use to, I have had my radio for about 2 mo. and I am able to run the system easily, but it took a while to learn. The controls are not consistent. Sometimes you have to press up or down for the choices and press the center to select while other times you press left right, while other times you rotate the dial, it just depends which menu you are in. The owners manual, what is pioneer thinking, lets put it on a disk so I can't read it in my truck (I don't have a laptop) I had to print the book from the disk then all of the papers were everywhere so I folded them in half and put staples in the middle (look a book). I would think that it would have been easier and cheaper for Pioneer to have a printing company do this. The printed directions are just about as dumb as putting the thing on a disk. It is filled with things like look in section A, section A says look in section C, section C will direct you to section B"

    In a nutshell I wanted a radio with all of the options and plenty of power, and that is just what I got. The controls take awhile to get use to. The instructions just suck.

    Excellent Features!

    Written By Jack, Roanoke, Va on Thursday, May 14, 2009

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    First things first: READ THE MANUAL!!!
    when you get the unit print the manual off and get a basic feel for the
    controls and functions. If you go into it blind the multi-function knob can be
    *to correct other reviewers there IS a pause and you can scroll through the
    iPod by Artist, Album, Song title, Playlist, Podcasts ect. There is also a
    feature where you can control the iPod FROM the iPod itself. Also the unit
    will read more than 99 folders, however, you need to make sure you have
    them in the correct format so look it up.
    Connecting bluetooth - for my phone (enV2) I had to put it into discovery
    mode and let the head unit find the phone. The password was 0000 i
    believe, or something easy like that. In order to get my contacts to transfer
    I had to use the "send name card" feature in the phone under contacts and
    options. I was able to send all of my contacts at once and it nly took a few
    minutes. if you add a contact after transfering your contacts you have to
    manually add that number to the unit. the reception on my side isnt perfect
    but its just as good as the reception on any cell phone ive had (and my lack
    or after market speakers probably have something to do with it). Whoever
    im talking to on the other line always says they can hear me clearly as if im
    talking on my phone.
    iPod, CD, and tuner all work great. i have yet to have a problem.
    Overall 5 stars. Excellent device!

    Super Head Unit

    Written By Scott, Mount Laurel NJ on Friday, May 08, 2009

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    I bought this unit to replace my Alpine since it has built in Bluetooth and the HD radio option. This unit is a very nice unit. A few flaws are the 250GB and no partition hard drive limit and the 400 contacts with 3 numbers each in the address book. Other then that I love this unit. Simple to install into my 03 Dodge Ram with the Crutchfield wiring guide. Produces a great sound, quick response to commands, and the telephone. It repairs withmy phone usually inside of 5 seconds and never misses a beat. Audio quality is fantastic. One person even thought I was on a land line.

    Great headunit

    Written By Jonathan, Ohio on Friday, May 01, 2009

    I recently had my old Pioneer unit stolen and had used this unit in a friends truck before so I knew this was the one I wanted. Had it next day air mailed, right on time, Crutchfield is amazing.

    This unit, can literally do anything you want. It has preset or custom EQ settings, depending on your preferences. You can change both your HPF and LPF on the unit, great especially if you have a sub, as you can change the range with the music. USB operation is a breeze, just make sure you have the drive formatted in FAT32. Kind of a pain, but nothings perfect and it takes literally 2 seconds to reformat. I love the remote, you can change anything on that little remote, which makes it great while driving in the city. Once you get the buttons down, you'll have no problems. Good quality unit and will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a new headunit. And it also has changeable backgrounds...kinda fun to mess with. Haven't gotten the bluetooth up yet, but I really don't need it.

    Side note, Crutchfield's install guides are great. Having never taken the dash apart, it helped a lot.

    No hands.

    Written By Matthew, Cheyenne, WY on Tuesday, April 28, 2009

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    This stereo is just what I needed, no more pulling the phone out of my pocket are using those annoying headsets. I also don't have to mess with the ipod anymore, just put it in the glovebox and select what i want directly through the stereo interface. Now I have more ability to watch the road than always trying to mess with devices.

    Awesome Receiver!! Great Features

    Written By Michael, Weston, Fl. on Tuesday, April 21, 2009

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    This is a great receiver, first time installer, toyota tacoma, took five hours, only because I was racing with excitement and forgot to hook up the simple things. Crutchfield, makes it easy, had a small problem and tech support cleared it up real quick, even sent me an email with pics! Pros: This unit may seem a little complicated to operate, I still have not grasped all the features, bluetooth works fine (palm centro phone). I have my mic install upper left hand corner of windshield on pillar, works great, even doing 50 with windows down!! People say they hear me with no problems!!


    Best bang for your buck when you want extra goodies!

    Written By Greg, Central NJ on Thursday, April 09, 2009

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    I researched many BT radios, and many were add-on "options", which to me meant more parts to hide in my already cramped vehicle (05 Hyundai Tucson). I wanted an all in one solution without breaking the bank! I read the review on this radio and the features it was capable of and I was sold!

    Install was easy. Solder the wires to the supplied car adapter and install it! I added the XM module (I Know, one more part to hide) and ran the cables. Overall it took me about 2 hours to make sure everything was clean and correct.

    BT handsfree was a bit quirky at first (my palm centro is weird about pairing, and I hard reset before realizing that I can go the other way and have the radio search IT) and it linked no problem. I called my office line and left myself a message to test the mic location (I wanted to mount it on the blinker post but you hear the click when I activate, so it'll have to be relocated).
    I've never been a "read the manual" kinda guy. I've been able to push buttons and memorize what does what fairly easy. I've got most of the basics down but the manual is on the laptop to get the inner-workings down.

    USB - Ipod connection is the coolest thing ever! In the past I've wanted to add something like this but the controls were always clunky and slow. This thing grabbed it, loaded the playlist that was already running and went with it! Stevie Wonder never sounded so good!!

    Pioneer DEH-P7000BT

    Written By Pete, Phoenix, AZ on Friday, March 27, 2009

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    Installation was easy. It's a nice deck, sounds good, and USB works well. I have yet to use a CD in it. Cons so far:

    1. There is no pause.
    2. When you're in the folder list view, it doesn't scroll.
    3. It's unnecessary to scroll if the line of text fits within the display.
    4. No option for Song-Artist in the scroll options.
    5. Going into folder list view starts at Folder 01, not where you're at.
    6. No gapless support.

    I think the firmware is upgradeable. I would love to see these fixed. Or how about releasing the source code?

    Very disappointing

    Written By Jim, Annandale, VA on Thursday, March 12, 2009

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    As others have pointed out, the manual is a joke. Pioneer was apparently too cheap to provide a written manual, so you have to print it out from the CD and bring it with you to the car to try to figure out how to work this unit. (Either that or run it on your laptop.) When you've done that, you'll find the manual is very hard to understand. Not only is it filled with typographical errors, but it appears to have been written by somebody at the home office in Japan, relying on his 9th-grade English class.

    The controls are far from intuitive (and the aforementioned manual is little help in enabling you to figure them out).

    But worst of all, I can't use the unit for the one purpose I bought it for: handsfree Bluetooth connection with my cell phone. After I had it installed, I was too busy to try to connect the unit with my phone until after the Crutchfield no-questions-asked warranty had expired. I went to the installer, and they couldn't figure out how to make the two devices work together. So I called Pioneer customer service and spent about an hour on the phone with them, and they gave me a lot of hooey about how they think their unit is incompatible with my phone. Then, as if miraculously, I got the devices to pair, but now when someone calls the phone when it's paired, their voice comes over the car's speakers, but they can't hear anything I say. I feel I've wasted a lot of money (including installation cost).

    Full of features, but hard to use

    Written By Jere, Dardanelle, AR on Thursday, March 12, 2009

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    This is my first Pioneer head unit, (all previous units have been Kenwood). I've installed a lot of them for others, but this is my first personal unit. This item really sounds good, and I wanted something with built-in iPod controls and Bluetooth. The iPod controls are great and works perfect with my 80G iPod Classic. I like having the Bluetooth, too, but I don't like having to "grant" the use of my phone everytime I turn on the ignition. I also didn't like having to mount the mic for it, but I ended using a blank panel on the dash of my '01 Silverado (just above the pass. air bag sw.) and back mounted the mic and usb connection, and they look great, and don't hang loose.

    The multi-function buttons and knob are hard to get used to, but once I get all my settings done, it gets a little easier to operate, but I miss having the 6 buttons for favorites that most stereos always had.

    The sound is fantastic though, as I run all my audio signals through old Kicker amps I've had for a decade, and Kenwood eXcelon speakers that are just as old. Overall, I'm going to like it, and I hope that I'll soon develope that "second nature" feel like I've had with previous head units.

    Pioneer DEH-P7000BT

    Written By steve, Lafayette,IN on Sunday, March 01, 2009

    I replaced a Pioneer DEH P6000UB in my work vehicle with the 7000BT
    and there 's really no difference in sound. I just wanted the luxury of built-
    in bluetooth. Did not want an add-on bluetooth accessory box as the
    reviews were not favorable. Call quality on the 7000BT is excellent. I did
    have some issues after installation with my phone (LG) not working with
    the receiver but they turned out to be phone issues.
    As I stated, sound quality between the 6000UB and 7000Bt is the same.
    They sound great. The only external amplifier in my system is a 100 watt
    rms Kenwood powered sub. The HPF on the receiver is set at 100 hz and
    the sub handles all the bass while the Blaubunkt and Alpine fullrange
    speakers receive mids and highs from the built-in amp. It WILL ROCK!
    The 7000 does have just a 1 line display, but that's ok. It's easier to see
    in bright sunlight As for the 6000UB, I'll just put it in my other car. Did
    have to switch out receiver wiring harness as the 2 were not compatible.
    Very satisfied with this product, highly recommended. As always, very
    satisfied with Crutchfield

    Great headunit but would benefit from a better display

    Written By Adam, PA on Thursday, February 26, 2009

    I installed this headunit a few weeks ago and am generally happy with it. It's definitely better than my factory stereo. I was looking for a stereo with built-in iPod control, but the built-in bluetooth caught my eye. Both of these features work very well. Pair my phone (lg env2) was easy, transferring the phonebook was a little tricky.

    As others have said, the multi-function wheel is a little hard to master. A few weeks in, I've got the basic functions down, but still need to pull out the manual for any of the advanced functions.

    My only complaint with the unit so far would be that it would benefit from a higher quality display, at least something with 2-3 lines of text. I have a lot of music on my 80gb iPod and utilize the shuffle feature would be nice to be able to see the song and artist at once without having to push a button. At the very least the option to scroll "song-artist-album".

    Overall, I'd recommend this stereo if you're looking for built-in bluetooth and ipod control. If ipod control and a better display are more important to you, go with the Alpine iDA-X100.

    A Definite Upgrade

    Written By Jeff, Cary, NC on Sunday, February 22, 2009

    After receiving my new iPhone as a Christmas gift, I was looking for a way to take advantage of its capabilities within my car. I consulted with Crutchfield's web site and this product was given to me as the answer.

    Sure enough, I installed this myself with little problem (other than one wire labeling confusing issue on the wire harness and the Pioneer's instructions). This was quickly remedied and my new stereo was done. I had no idea what I was missing until I installed this... The audio difference between my 300M factory install and this was quite remarkable.

    I agree that the instructions on a CDROM is not as helpful unless you have a laptop to use when setting up the stereo (which I did). The bluetooth capability is perfect... autoconnecting my iPhone when in my car. This allows me to use the GPS functionality of my iPhone and still have the ability to take & make calls. I downloaded my iPhone's speed dial numbers to the Pioneer and can quickly make & take calls without touching my phone.

    Overall, I definitely would do this purchase again. The sale price with included instructions, trim plate & wiring harness made this deal a "no brainer". I even ran the USB cable connect into my glove box ("just in case"). Color me a very pleased customer.

    Pioneer DEH-P7000BT

    Written By Robert, Marysville, CA on Friday, February 20, 2009

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    Just put this in my wife's Prius, and it sounds has is great. The Bluetooth works great, the iPod control works, but does not have a good search feature (make good playlists if you buy this radio). Also bought steering wheel controls, which took a bit of tinkering, but after reading over and over the direction my wife and I got it installed and programmed. Going to install XM soon, and hopefully it will be as easily integrated as all of the other built in features.

    Note to Prius owners; crutchfield will not include any drawings, but will give tech support over the phone. I would recommend just checking a few sites that have full color drawings of how to install an aftermarket radio.

    Great Bluetooth/ Decent HU

    Written By wil, Wa. state on Monday, February 16, 2009

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    I 've had this unit for over week now, and really believe I got my moneys
    worth.The BT sound quality is very good and easy to use.

    I mainly listen to CD, Ipod and flash drives.

    Pros- Very good sound quality and adjustments for each source.

    Ipod work very well. I have a gen 2 nono and had to turn off the
    shuffle and repeat options b/c of a USB error. Playlist and search features
    work good. Charges it also.

    Flash drive sounds good, you can get a lot of tunes on one of these.

    Crutchfield includes the install kit and describes exactly what your

    Cons- Multi control can be hard to use while driving , inadvertantly picking
    the wrong selection.

    Source selection should be bi directional, using the knob, if you go past the
    source you wanted , you have to scroll 360 to get back to it.

    If you have multiply folders in your flash drive, you can toggle between
    each of them with the knob, but you always start back to file 1 and not
    the file you left off from. This can be frustrating if you have alot of files in
    your folders. Also no artist search with a flash drive.

    The manual is not user friendly.

    All in all this is a very good HU/BT with some minor quirks.

    Does not work with Nokia phones ....

    Written By Andrew, San Francisco, CA on Sunday, February 15, 2009

    This head unit does not work with the following Nokia phones:

    6650, N73, N81, E51, N95, E71, E66, etc.

    Basically, any recent "Series 60" Nokia phone will not pair up properly with this head unit. The problem is that the head unit will not auto connect with the phone. You would have to manually reconnect the phone each time you start up the car. If you don't manually reconnect the phone, the head unit will continually try to auto connect with the phone; it would connect, and then instantly disconnect. It will do this endlessly until you turn off the car.

    Pioneer knows about this problem, but has not (will not?) offer a fix to head units sold in the US. Apparently, Pioneer has a firmware fix for this for its European models, but--according to Pioneer Product Support--we can not use this firmware upgrade for U.S. models. I phoned Pioneer Product Support, and was specifically told to NOT use the firmware upgrade posted at Pioneer's European website. They said they had no information on whether a firmware upgrade will be offered for the US.

    To get more info on this problem with Nokia phones, do a search on "Pioneer DEH bluetooth Nokia".

    Great Radio for the Price

    Written By Michael, Denver, CO on Thursday, February 12, 2009

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    I purchased this item through Crutchfield's Outlet store. Item was in great condition, it had been installed and the wires were cut shorter than original, but definitely worth the savings. Stereo has performed great, I would purchase again. Great options for the money including Bluetooth and the IPOD adapter. Controlling the IPOD is really easy. I don't mind the blue light like some people have complained about.

    Sound's good

    Written By Andrew, Seattle, WA on Monday, February 09, 2009

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    Installed in 02 Jetta to replace factory deck.

    So far, so good. I'm still learning all of this toy's features (which are many). I would say that the instruction manual (which comes on a CD-rom) is poorly written and confusing which complicates matters given the number of features this thing has.

    The bluetooth feature is very cool, although I haven't been able to get my phone book downloaded onto the head unit. It could just be my phone.

    The IPOD controls are good, once you figure out how to use the big knob. It takes a little getting use to.

    Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase. It's definitely a great upgrade from the factory deck.

    Great value

    Written By Royce, Omaha, NE on Sunday, February 08, 2009

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    Don't let the simple
    controls fool you.
    This unit does a
    LOT! Pioneer has
    done a great job of
    providing simple
    controls for the
    functions you will
    perform while
    driving. If the
    phone rings, press
    the volume button in
    (though this can be
    difficult at times,
    since the volume
    knob can also be
    pushed up, down,
    left and right too.
    Hit the blue button
    on the left to
    disconnect. I liked
    the first one of
    these that I bought
    for my 2005 Ranger
    that I bought
    another for my 1993
    rust bucket
    Exploder. I also
    bought Pioneer's
    GEX-P10HD HD radio
    tuners for both
    vehicles (which also
    has a very good AM

    -The display can be
    bright at night.
    Needs an ambient
    light sensor to
    control the
    brightness of the
    -When playing music
    on the CD or USB
    with random song
    selection enabled,
    pressing the NEXT
    control takes you to
    the next song in the
    folder, not the next
    random selection.

    This is the one I'll keep!

    Written By Tor, SF Bay Area, CA on Thursday, February 05, 2009

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    Before this unit, I tried several handsfree/audio streaming solutions for my car, such as the Parrot MK6000 music kit, the Kenwood KDC-X492 with a KCA-BT200 bluetooth module, and the Dual XHD7714.

    Each of these had its own set of issues, most important for me was that they all had a 1-2 second delay after the phone starts streaming audio (via A2DP) until the sound comes through the speakers. Because I use my phone as GPS, voice instructions like "After 400 yards, turn left" would become "n left".

    With the DEH-I have finally reached nerdvana. :)

    Plus, it has a some nice surprises, e.g:
    * It automatically Plays/Pauses to the phone whenever you switch to/from the Bluetooth Audio source, and pauses and disconnects when you turn off the ignition. :)
    * Sound is exceptional! Plus, it has a lot of sound controls. The only slight issues I found with it are:
    * The steering wheel control mapping (with the SWI-PS). The Prev/Next buttons for the CD/AUX/USB/BT inputs become scan up/down in the tuner; preset up/down are mapped to the same input as disc up/down. This is not intuitive. :(
    * No front panel AUX/USB inputs. If these are important to you, you may consider waiting for the DEH-P6100 instead.

    Also, one thing worth mentioning is that I was at first unable to get it to correctly autoconnect to my Nokia N95 phone. It turns out there is a compatibility issue, but an upgrade is available.

    Great audio for the price

    Written By Barry, Cary, NC on Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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    I purchased the DEH-P7000BT to replace the factory stereo in my '05 Mustang and have been really pleased with it. Pioneer could have made the controls a bit easier to use/decipher but I guess when you're cramming that many features into a small footprint you have to sacrifice something. I like the quality of the sound it delivers from my attached iPod and CD clarity is outstanding. In anticipation of a hands-free law (NC isn't there yet but it's just a matter of time) I went with this model for bluetooth phone connection and am pretty happy with the about the quality of the audio. In fact, I'm impressed with the clarity. We have Sync in our other car and the telephone connection quality isn't nearly as good as with my Pioneer.

    The only disappointment is with the speakers I chose. I replaced the factory speakers with a set of Pioneers and don't think there's much difference in what they produce compared to the factory speakers. And, after struggling with the rear speaker installation -- Mustang's legendary sloped rear window requires you to be a contortionist -- my expectations were high but the speakers didn't meet them. All in all though, a good receiver and, as always, great support from the Crutchfield team. Thanks for your help Doug!

    Bluetooth & iPod

    Written By Tyler, San Diego, CA on Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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    I bought this as a gift for my girlfriend and she is finally getting to use it. So far she loves it because she can use her phone with it and her iPod. If you mess around with it you can get the hang of it, but there are some things you will just have to look up in the manually, but that goes with a lot of things. It will all be based of preference if you like it or not, but if you are going to buy it do it through crutchfield. You get free stuff to help out and they are a great company.

    Pioneer DEH-P7000BT

    Written By Rock-Doc, Chicago, IL on Monday, January 26, 2009

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    Wonderful Stereo! - does exactly what I wanted it to do (direct connect of my iPod, and _wonderful_ Bluetooth)!!!

    iPOD CONNECT-- unfortunately won't work with my wife's older iPod; works GREAT with mine (occasional 'communication errors' but, just unplug & replug & it's fine; LOVE the 'Sound Retriever' function (considerably better sound quality from MP3s!); a bit slower than I'd like it to be with the connection (can be difficult to figure out what Podcast I'm looking for/at)

    BLUETOOTH-- absolutely AMAZING!!!; VERY clear & clean sound, from both sides of the conversation (people don't realize I'm in the car anymore even!); echo cancellation is GREAT; remember/realize that this will DRAIN your cell battery QUICKLY

    CONTROL -- can be confusing to figure out ... though MUCH easier once you've 'lived with it'; the 'dial control' can be 'wonky' --you can get an up/down/R/L press when you're trying for a center VERY easily, with annoying results! (especially easy while you're driving along!) - Pioneer should really rethink/rework this control!

    Overall a GREAT stereo at a GREAT PRICE!

    Everything I thought and more

    Written By Samuel, Middle Tennessee on Monday, January 26, 2009

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    This is a great headunit with all the features you could possibly want from a single-DIN unit. The iPod interface is very easy to use and it is quite intuitive. The quality of the BlueTooth Hands-Free is great, even in my convertible. It hick-ups every now and then, but I think its more my phone than the unit. The EQ and sound processing are top notch for a system of this caliber. Completely recommend it for anyone looking for a nice upgrade.

    iphone compatible

    Written By Karl, Pittsburgh, Pa on Sunday, January 25, 2009

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    Have been using for about a month and while the controls are not intuitive and a bit tough to figure out, it performs all functions flawlessly!

    My biggest concern was hooking up with my iphone, it synced with both my original and my wifes 3G and downloaded my phonebook with no issues.

    No complaints of any static when using phone except when phone is located to close to receiver and then it seems to generate some feedback that will cause the call receiver to complain but can be heard on my end.

    The sound quality is good especially on ipod, but AM radio signals are weak

    Overall, I give this a 5 star as it delivered as promised

    Very happy

    Written By Dan, Sanford, MI on Saturday, January 24, 2009

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    Love the Bluetooth! My hands are free, my ear is free, and I dont' miss calls when I have the music turned up. The microphone is up by my visor and no one I talk to has commented about background noise (as they did with some of the B/T earpieces I've had).
    USB for my ipod is great. Any music at my fingertips. You definitely have to read the manual to get to know how to use some of the features. Dimmer would be nice for night driving. Can't wait until I get my subwoofer so I can feel the music even more.

    iPhone 3G & iPhone compatible

    Written By rh1958, Mt Pleasant, SC on Tuesday, January 20, 2009

    I'd rate this 10 stars if it were an option!

    Works perfectly with my iPhone 3G and my wife's first generation iPhone. Phone calls are Blue Tooth and music from the iPhone works through the USB cable. It also charges the iPhone while it is connected to USB cable. Works exactly as advertised. Music mutes as you recieve calls and you can answer never having to touch the phone. The iPod controls can be used via the head unit but I find it easier to control the music by pressing the "IPOD" button on the head unit and that allows you to control all iPod functions directly on the iPhone. Phone calls are crystal clear and the mic does a great job of picking up my voice (I have a convertible).

    The only hiccup is when you plug the iPhone in to the USB cable. There is an error message on the phone which says something like "The accessory you are using is not iPhone compatible. Would you like to switch to Airplane mode? Yes or No". Simply click "No". The phone is totally compatible and I assume Apple just needs to update the compaitible accessory list for the iPhone.

    Pioneer DEH-P7000BT

    Written By Eric, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California on Monday, January 19, 2009

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    This unit has every feature you could imagine except for being user-friendly. It works flawlessly but the interface is not as easy to navigate as my previous 3 Pioneer units and the owner's manual is very long and tedious. Read the owner's manual and all will be OK once you get adjusted to this great piece of equipment. That is my ONLY complaint and why I give it only 4 stars.

    Don't let this scare you away, the headaches go away once you have all of your toys functioning!!!!! This unit runs my ipod and XM radio and I use the Bluetooth for phone calls and for audio from my phone. It does it all in excellent form never failing to impress me. It is the only part you can see of an extensive sound system in my truck and it does it's job well.

    Quite Satisfied

    Written By lifepurusmetus, mexico, NY on Sunday, January 18, 2009

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    I was not disappointed at all, this receiver met all of my expectations. I love the bluetooth. I won't complain about the wheel, I knew what I was buying. I like it anyways.

    I'm in Love again

    Written By Richard, El Cajon , Ca. USA on Monday, December 29, 2008

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    Well when you are 52 years old you think you have heard it all. Well I have had this unit for a well and boy, you talk about getting back into something. This unit is the best thing going for me right now. I get to listen to all the old Rock&Roll that I listen to when I was young. And I get to get ried of all my cd's now, I found this new thing called Ipod and guess what you don't have change all of the cd's any more just hit the button if you don't like the song playing. And here in CA. you can no longer us your cell phone well driving so the blue tooth works great right through your speakers and when you get that call just push the button and you are talking, just leave your cell phone in your pocket and it works great. And this all comes in one unit. I'm in LOVE again and now my wife wants one to. If you have the money I'll tell you to buy this unit. If a 52 old man can work this unit then you can to. Thank-you Crutchfield, now my F150 Supercrew FX4 not only looks good but now it sounds good and I still have the stock speakers.
    Boy do I fell younger now. Rock&Roll Richard B. PS this is only half the story
    I can still add amps and bass speakers HD radio and so much more. It also has room for Three cell phones that this unit can work with its Blue tooth.

    Great item

    Written By Robert, Thousand Oaks Ca on Tuesday, December 16, 2008

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    I Purchased this for the features and I am not disappointed. My phone hooked up and downloaded contacts very quick. The radios bluetooth sounds better than my bluetooth headset. I have a loud exhaust and I am able to open the window on the freeway at 65 and have a normal conversation without s problem I raise my voice a little but they can hear me with no problems. VERY CLEAR RECEPTION. I have hooked up a couple of phones and they are all receiving about the same reception. AWESOME! I love it and I am thinking about buying one for my wifes car. If you are techy youll love it. If you are lookinf for something simple I think it might be out of your league since the manual has to be read to understand the functionality of this item. Overall great sound and features 5 stars from me.

    great sound - tough manual

    Written By mike b, beaumont, texas on Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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    I was hesitant at first about ripping apart my 2002 civic to install a new radio. All the installation material provided by crutchfield almost made it easy. The directions were very good.

    What can I say, this head unit is way up on the wow factor. It has more features than anyone can ever need. And the sound with just the factory speakers is amazing. Five stars here.

    The manual comes only on a CD, all eighty pages. Pioneer directions are tough to understand and this receiver does have some tricks to get used to (pay attention to pushing the reset button after you install and before you get ready to setup). Syncing the bluetooth with my palm centro was difficult, hint read the bluetooth instructions at the palm website. After getting this done it's all music from anywhere, mp3, usb, cd, tuner, ipod, and safe unbelievably clear phone chat.

    great, but one flaw

    Written By Simon, Washington State on Monday, December 01, 2008

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    I was a little skeptical at first, because I was researching this unit for some time now until I had enough funds to purchase. I was researching the bluetooth technology that the unit provides. I have a Blackberry cure and I saw some information that stated that it can't pair, but the more I researched I found that the phone can pair, but it can't transfer the phone book. The profile needed from the phone is pbap, which is a phone book transfer profile. There is not that many phones that have this profile, but it seems that bluetooth future phones are going to start having this profile. Oh yeah, for one line information on the front screen is satisfactory but it does it's job. The USB does a great job as well. The screen is not too bright either, especially at night.
    Great unit for the price. Handsfree talking is nice and clear, no problems with people hearing you and you hearing them.

    Give it some time and you won't have to read the manual

    Written By Anton, NC on Wednesday, November 26, 2008

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    If you are reading the rest of the reviews and see the complaints about the controls and the fact that the instructions are not printed, do not be discouraged. I've tried to read the instructions and they are indeed translated from a foreign language. Best thing for you to do is start using this unit and figure out what those buttons do. Chances are, you won't need to know every little single feature/menu/submenu it has. Just give it a few days playing with the controls and you'll get the hang of it. Then, if need be, go back to the instructions and they'll make more sense.


    There is actually a warning in the instruction re using bluetooth when the engine is not running. Poking around with it setting up my phone caused the car battery to drain.

    Bluetooth btw works great with Verizon. I got an older (1.5 years) Motorola phone. No problem downloading the phone book and otherwise pairing with the phone.

    A separate set of 5 stars goes to the Crutchfield customer support.

    Makes my car feel new and updated again

    Written By Jason, Omaha, Nebrasksa on Sunday, November 23, 2008

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    I purchased this unit for both the Bluetooth and the iPod connectivity. I have yet to hook up an iPod, since my 1st generation device is not recognized. However, the unit did recognize a standard USB keychain drive, and it works like a champ. The Bluetooth is awesome -- no problem setting it up, and my callers universally comment that I sound better through this system than when on the phone alone. Installation was very easy; I did call in for a recommendation, and the representative was courteous and helpful. This is my first Crutchfield purchase, but it will not be my last. Thank you@

    Great Receiver

    Written By Chris, Murrieta, CA on Thursday, November 20, 2008

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    The main reason I bought this unit was because of the Bluetooth sync capabilities. I had purchased a Bluetooth to FM transmitter and got used to taking my phone calls, playing my music and getting my turn by turn GPS instructions from my AT&T Tilt phone through my radio. I recently moved to CA and realized there are "NO" suitable stations for it here, so the search began and the results are fantastic. My Tilt works perfectly with this receiver although the one disappointment is that it doesn't display the current song information (why did they leave that out, ?). My callers have told me the hands free calls are very clear; I think largely due to the wired mic on my visor. Oh yeah and it sounds much better than the stock receiver, especially with the MACH components in my Mustang.

    Great Radio - great features

    Written By Randy, Watertown, CT on Thursday, November 13, 2008

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    This radio was delivered on time and works as advertised. Setup was easy as I was replacing a 5 year old Pioneer radio so all I had to do was literally plug it in. The 5 yr old xm radio adapter (Pioneer) also worked instantly.
    My wife uses the car this is in and loves the bluetooth phone usability. All she does is enter the car with her phone and the radio automatically recognizes it and its usable. Much better than headsets, the handsfree operation is a breeze. The sound of the phone is astounding.
    Other great features are the integration with an ipod and also being able to connect any usb drive. Source of music is endless now!
    I would recommend this radio to anyone.

    super nice...but

    Written By PAC, andover new jersey on Friday, November 07, 2008

    ..Sound is great .spend an hour with this you will appreciate all the features. Controls end up making sense.still getting it dialed in.2008 chevy work van .unit needs to be shimmed out one eighth to end up on top of mount .also you will need a relay to keep blinker clicks working ,no big deal.The "but" is bluetooth does not ..and i tried everything work with the casio GZone .Pioneer ,before i purchased,told me "no issues".Support at crutchfield also were not aware of this.Today ..after install i spoke to the"right guy"at pioneer he said it is not compatible.I am not happy .The unit is so nice i may have to get new phone(casio boulder)or return it and go thru this install all over again.Who knows if bt will work with another unit.Nicest of the bunch (price and features looks and sound}

    Glad I got it

    Written By Chris, Livermore, CA on Tuesday, October 28, 2008

    I was told to get this deck by my stepfather. He kept saying how cool it
    was in his 02 Avalanche. I finally got around to ordering it for my '03 F-
    150. The install was pretty easy and quick. I've put in a stereo or two
    before and this one was less complicated than the others. Especially with
    the ease of instructions, harness and adapter included from crutchfield.
    The controls havn't been as troublesome for me as for other reviewers. If
    you take the time to read your manual (I printed mine out) the controls will
    become intuitive after a couple of days. I hooked up the XM radio with
    ease, the cords were plenty long enough. I also bought and installed the
    Polk Audio db571 5x7 speakers. The deck alone isn't enough to get full
    sound out of them without distortion at higher levels. I'm going to buy a
    Blaupunkt 210a powered sub to offset the lack of low-end power. (Not a
    huge rap/'boomboom' music fan. Just like clear music loudly) I'm having
    trouble getting my LGVoyager to sync the phonebook with the reciever, but
    the clarity of the bluetooth when people call is fantastic. I was able to get
    the iPod controls to work well, the only problem being finding a place to
    have it without the cords looking like a mess. All in all I would recommend
    this reciever to anyone who wants to upgrade the feature dynamic of their
    car system. It isn't the best reciever on the market, but for the price, it's a
    bargain for all the features that you get with it. 4/5

    Very nice unit!

    Written By Bruno, Oxnard, CA on Saturday, October 25, 2008

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    Took only 5 days to get it, I would say this is fast for a free shipping and where it came from(Virginia). The installation on my Civic was easy, the only problem was to hide the factory receiver under the dash, I had to struggle a bit. It takes a while to get used to the big wheel control, but in the end I really like this unit. Crutchfield did a great job with the documentation. I would strongly recommend both for any electronics need.

    Pioneer DEH-P7000BT

    Written By Pete, Minneapolis, MN on Sunday, October 19, 2008

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    It takes a learning curve (and yes you have to use the manual); once you are beyond that it is a great receiver.


    Written By Cliff, North Jersey on Wednesday, October 15, 2008

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    I am extremely happy I purchased this reciever, it adds a whole new dimension to my car. The bluetooth is great and downloads all of your contacts in seconds. The microphone is easy to mount and sounds clear to people on the other end.

    The custom e.q controls are great to mess around with and add much more sound and quality to my factory speaker setup. The detachable faceplate comes off extremely easy, and helpful for avoiding theft. Ipod and Aux sound very good, although the Ipod cable doesnt work that well with Iphone 3G, not mine at least, but hook it up to the Aux and you'll be fine!

    Such an easy install and crutchfield provides everything you need! If you are even remotely thinking about getting the Pioneer P7000BT, GET
    IT, GET IT, GET IT!!!!

    awesome sound for a great price!

    Written By Teale, Athens, Ga on Tuesday, October 14, 2008

    I had researched this stereo for months and found it to be the most economical buy for my Jetta. It was extremely easy to install even with the HD radio unit and no additional wiring knowledge was needed, all of it was included in the package. I have no knowledge on how to install radios and this took me in all 3 hrs to install. Bluetooth features are great, equalizers are very customizable, and Hd and usb make the whole package worth it all. Slight problem is the form of usb it can handle. It couldn't read my 300gb pocket hard-drive I installed under the seat. Next I will hook my laptop to the aux 2 outlet to play movies in surround sound.

    The Best By Far

    Written By Trey, Meridian, MS on Saturday, October 11, 2008

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    This has been the best investment that i have made in a while. I was planning to re-do my entire sound system in my truck with subs and 4 door speakers. But since I have put this radio into my truck, the clarity of the music has increased 100 fold and I have realized that all I really need is subs and my system will be complete.

    Fantastic H/U in my 94 Integra!

    Written By bob, South Jersey on Wednesday, October 08, 2008

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    First off, I'd like to say I was skeptical about owning a Pioneer deck (I'm a HUGE Alpine fanboy) but I have almost nothing negative to say about this unit!

    It sounds fantastic! I mean AWESOME! Like others have said SAT Radio hooked up flawlessly (SIRIUS) and sounds GREAT TOOO!!! Ipod works great, as well as the radio! This is one GREAT HEADUNIT!!!!!!!

    The only bad things I have to say about it are: No ipod cable?! C'mon now! Only 1 line of text display, that kinda bothers me, but for the price, I really can't complain...I get soo much with the headunit: BT, ipod, aux, sat ready, cd, mp3, etc...) I can't figure out how to pause (not that I really ever do!) but I'm scrolling thru 12 pages of menus to find it! It should just be there... Overall it's a fantastic headunit, sounds AMAZING, works easy, remote is great, just wish it had more Lines of TEXT!

    Theres soo much with this unit I never even used a CD YET!!! haha

    Best deck yet

    Written By John, Nashville, TN on Monday, October 06, 2008

    Words can not describe how cool it is to be going down the road listening to music, hit a button, say a word, and be dialing a pizza place so dinner arrives when you do. When your call is over, it jumps right back to your music.

    Another thing I really like about Pioneer, and especially this deck, is the wide range of control you have over the music. When you pay $$$ for a quality system, it is nice to be able to tweak the frequencies and use high pass filters so every signal is going where it's supposed to be.

    I highly recommend this deck to all audiophiles.

    Great Deck

    Written By Daniel, CA on Tuesday, September 16, 2008

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    This unit is great! It installed with ease and the sound is far superior to the factory unit, even with the Infinity speakers that came with it. The iPod/flash connection works without a hitch and I would recommend it for anyone who wants a great sounding system with bluetooth.

    Great Deck

    Written By jgs, Orange County, CA on Thursday, September 11, 2008

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    Overall, a great deck. All features work extremely well, including bluetooth phone integration and iPod control. Never even have to disconnect iPod. Bluetooth automagically pairs upon starting car, which is exactly what I wanted.

    My biggest qualm is that there is no auto-dimmer function that is tied to your car headlights. In fact, there's not really even a manual dimming function. The best you can do is turn the entire display off, which I've yet to decide if it's worth doing. The display is perfect during the day time, but EXTREMELY BRIGHT at night -- very distracting when driving in less than city-level-lighting.

    Great (for the $), but not the end-all deck

    Written By BigRicDog, Sactown on Monday, September 08, 2008

    Other reviewers have said this, btu it must be emphasized - the one-knob is a different approach, and it will take some getting used to. I've had it installed for half of a day, and I can't seem to get it figured out. I'm an engineer (yeah yeah, whatever), so I think like one, and this is still frustrating for me.

    But why a 4 then? Because it sounds wonderful! I also integrated the XM tuner, and that was darn- near plug and play. Everything just works! I paired it up with my Apple iPhone in 5 seconds. Made calls a few seconds later. Voila!

    Keep in mind that this is just a few bucks more than the 6000 and has integrated Bluetooh already built-in. That means you pay $40 now rather than $160 or so later, and THEN you still have to take everything apart to install a huge module. Anyhow, this is a great deck. There was one time of the day for about 5 minutes wheree the display was a bit hard to read, but in real bringht light, it just looked reverse, so no worries there.

    Good product

    Written By CasopoliS, Toledo, OH on Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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    The single knob is a bit to get used to, but you have to take time to read the manual and train yourself just like any other new product. Once you have it, the knob is great.... I can do so much without even looking at the head unit.
    Response time is great between actions (switching sources, reading CDs, etc).
    Bluetooth phone is great. Callers do not hear an echo, I put the mic on my visor. I have a Palm Centro. Phonebook came through just fine.
    I have not tried iPod or BT audio.
    The display is just ok and why I gave it 4 stars. I don't like how you can see the dashes when they are not lit. It is clear to read, just does not look that great visually.
    Overall great head unit and I would recommend.

    the unit's worth the money

    Written By Jeff, Florida on Tuesday, August 26, 2008

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    I've never really been a pioneer fan and I read the reviews before I purchesed it.. and I'm still glad I got the unit. YES the menu's are a little intense but after all the tweaking is done, actual usage of the unit is quite simple. Plug in a MP3 thumb drive and you're listening to all your MP3's regardless where they are (I have lots of other stuff on there it skipps right over and quickly). CD works flawless, stereo power is right up there with the best. The best part is the Bluetooth which is really good. No echo's or difficulty hearing the other party. Installation was super easy thanks to crutchfields mount and wiring kit.