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Our take on the Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

by Ken Nail
Pioneer

DVD receivers: They're not just for movies

DVD receivers add a new level of entertainment to your vehicle. You can watch a movie on the screen when you're parked on a Saturday night, or play a DVD through your rear seat video setup on the road. Touchscreen receivers allow you to breeze through menus with the tip of your finger. Most DVD receivers feature a USB input for audio from your iPod, and the ability to add an adapter that allows video to display on the screen. Some receivers even offer connections for a center speaker and a subwoofer, so you can build a full-fledged theater in your car, just like at home.

Step up to multimedia in your car

You don't need to play movies in your car to enjoy having a DVD receiver in your dash (though it IS a pretty cool feature). Pioneer's DVD receivers set the bar for multi-faceted functionality, and the AVH-X1500DVD leads off their feature-rich lineup. This versatile receiver sports a 6.1" screen with intuitive touchscreen controls that allow you to make changes by tapping, swiping, or dragging your finger, along with user-friendly menus that you can customize to your liking.
Thanks to WVGA technology, Pioneer's DVD receivers boast twice the resolution of most multimedia receivers, meaning you'll have a clearer, sharper picture when you're watching videos or taking charge from the touchscreen. And you'll also find plenty of ways to play back your music, compatibility with many popular mobile apps, and a display that'll knock your socks off.

Advanced App Mode

Pioneer integrates smartphones into your driving experience with Advanced App Mode, which allows you to launch and control compatible iPhone apps from the face of your receiver, putting a variety of music, navigation, and social media apps at your command. You'll appreciate the safety and convenience when you're behind the wheel of your car, and more and more compatible apps are coming your way  — you'll need Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable and you can see the latest compatible apps here.

Video playback and a rocking-cool touchscreen display

The 6.1" LCD screen on this Pioneer plays DVDs in bright, clear detail when you're parked. You can also send a movie from the receiver to a rear-seat screen — your passengers will thank you during those long trips. And with Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable, you'll be able to view video content from your iPod® or IPhone® too (video playback requires CD-IV202AV cable kit and other adapters with iPhone 5). And of course you can plug in a rear-view camera to play it safe in crowded parking lots.
You'll also find some cool touchscreen features — Pioneer's Touch Slide technology gives you real fingertip control over many functions. Want a new EQ curve? Just draw it on the screen with your finger and you've got it. And you can browse video files through thumbnail images — just touch them to check out a sneak preview.

MIXTRAX will liven up your time on the road. This feature creates a DJ-like experience with content from your iPod, iPhone, or Android™, with special effects between songs and variable-color lighting that pulses with the beat of your music. You can even tailor the receiver's appearance to your taste by choosing from five display colors and 112 key panel illumination options.

Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

Touchscreen controls make it easy to select sources.

Media at your command

You can play just about anything on this Pioneer, including your CDs, discs full of MP3 or WMA music, or USB storage devices loaded with files. When you connect your iPod to the USB input, you'll be able to use the receiver's controls to access your playlists. Handy tools like Alphabet Search and Link Search to make it easier to find the song you want fast.

You can also play music files from many Android™ phones when your Android is plugged into the rear USB port — see the "Details" tab for more info on device compatibility. If you're a fan of streaming Internet radio, connect your iPhone to the receiver with Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable and take charge of your Pandora® account from the touchscreen, complete with thumbs-up and thumbs-down controls.

Great sound matters

The receiver's powerful built-in amplifier delivers the goods, with crisp sound at all volume settings, while the 8-band equalizer offers plenty of ways to tweak the output. Three pairs of preamp outputs make it easier to connect external amps, and this receiver offers an auto-equalization feature to tune your system (microphone required).

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

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

Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen with multi-angle adjustments
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience
    • Advanced App Mode: launch and control compatible apps from your iPhone
    • Pandora control from iPhone
    • music file playback through USB with select Android devices (see "Details" for more info)
    • five customizable display colors and 112 key panel illumination choices
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio/video features:
    • plays audio/video content from CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details tab for full capabilities)
    • 8-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • Advanced Sound Retriever
    • Auto-EQ equalizes for your car interior automatically (optional mic required)
    Expandability:
    • built-in audio iPod control — Pioneer's optional adapter required for viewing video content and Pandora control
    • playback and control of Android media files
    • inputs: rear A/V and USB inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:
     

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    14 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Preamp Voltage
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    2 volts
    Display Color
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    Key Button Color
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    EQ Bands
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    8
    Wireless Remote
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    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    3.5mm AV (rear)
    USB Input
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    Rear
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Satellite Radio Ready
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    No
    HD Radio
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    No
    Navigation
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    No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch
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    iPhone
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    Tuner
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    9 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    Product Research
    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • DVD receiver with integrated 6.1" LCD touchscreen monitor (10A fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CXE5116)
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • 59" USB extension cable (w/ a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty sheet (USA/Canada)

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    Touchscreen Display
    iPod/App Control
    AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio
    Disc & USB Playback
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" TFT LCD Touchscreen Color Display: The AVH-X1500DVD features a 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 widescreen touchscreen display. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 (RGB), for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The touchscreen display allows you to control this unit and a connected component such as an iPod/iPhone, or USB mass storage class device. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The fixed touchscreen display is not removable.

    Multilingual Display: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD offers English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish text.

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

    Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video:

    • Full: A 4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only, enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions.
    • Zoom: A 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen.
    • Normal: A 4:3 picture is displayed as it is.

    On Screen Display Color & Background Adjustment: The color of the on-screen display can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background can be set to one of four preset still images, a moving image, a stored JPEG image, or turned Off.

    Front-Panel Control w/ Custom Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the left edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color to match your vehicle's interior lighting (112 colors to choose from).

    Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. The automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.

    Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be parked with the parking brake engaged. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double -DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is also an optional double-DIN sleeve (130ADTV133, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to Euro-mount or custom mount the Pioneer head unit in  your vehicle. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    iPod/App Control

    iPod/iPhone Connection: The Pioneer multimedia head unit supports both audio/video & app playback from a compatible iPod or iPhone. Using Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU51, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable which comes with your iPod/iPhone, you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music and Pandora Internet Radio on your iPod or iPhone through the Pioneer A/V head unit. Using the Pioneer CD-IU201V iPod/iPhone connector cable (130IU201V, sold separately) you can enjoy audio playback, plus video playback of movies, TV shows, video podcasts, and music videos stored on your iPod/iPhone; as well as music or video based apps streamed to your iPhone. The Pioneer CD-IU201S iPhone/App cable (130IU201S, sold separately) not only provides audio/video playback, but also allows you to launch the AppRadio Mode on your iPhone 4/4S, for playback of advance applications (such as navigation and internet radio) on the Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park with the parking brake engaged.

    Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; you will need the Pioneer CD-IU51 iPod Cable (sold separately) and the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately) to connect the Apple device to the Pioneer head unit. The head unit does not support direct connection of the Lightning-connector cable that comes with the iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5. These Apple device's do not support any type of video output.

    iPod/iPhone Control: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD lets you control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen or from the iPod/iPhone's touchscreen, clickwheel, or downloadable app.

    • Head Unit: Using the Pioneer CD-IU51, CD-IU201V, or CD-IU201S iPod cable (all sold separately), you can search your iPod/iPhone's audio/video content by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, Video Podcast, TV Show, Rental, Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook from the head unit's touchscreen. (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked). Once you have selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z). In addition, the head unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre. You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder.
    • iPod/App: The Pioneer CD-IU201V or CD-IU201S iPod cable (both sold separately) is required for App Control mode. App Control mode allows you to navigate stored audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your passenger seat. The App mode also lets you listen to your favorite music apps, such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Last.fm, Rhapsody, & Slacker from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Pioneer head unit and your vehicle's speakers. In addition, you can watch video on the Pioneer A/V receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+). Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the app. Available controls may include; Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next. The App Mode's video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and the hand-brake is fully engaged.

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

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

    Advanced App Mode: Using the Pioneer CD-IU201S iPhone/App cable (sold separately) to connect the AVH-X1500DVD to your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.2+) loaded with Pioneer's free AppRadio application from iTunes, you can enjoy full on-screen access and control of your calendar, maps, and more with an intuitive interface, formatted and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation. Pioneer has teamed up with app providers to offer compatibility with many of today's most popular in-vehicle apps, while also developing an expanding catalog of compatible apps for future use that can be easily & seamlessly added. The AppRadio app must be first launched from your iPhone 4/4S, and the compatible app selected from the iPhone 4/4S. You can then operate the app from the Pioneer head unit. Popular apps include (as of 12/6/2012):

    App Categories Application Description

    Music

    Aupeo! Personal Radio: AUPEO! Personal Radio offers free online music. With more than 120 Internet radio stations available, users can search for their favorite music by artists, songs, genres, or AUPEO!'s "Mood-Tuner". Users can also choose to "love" or "ban" songs directly from the AppRadio screen, enabling the app to adjust content to the user's personal taste.
    CarMediaPlayer: CarMediaPlayer allows you to swipe, drag, and directly touch the desired artist, song, or album in your music library directly from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen with Alphabet Search and Album View function. When you're searching through your library, Alphabet Search allows you to select the first letter in the desired song, album, or artist name from the Pioneer receiver making it quick an easy to get to the music you want. The iPhone version of the app even allows you to play and access your iTunes Match collection directly from the Pioneer's touchscreen.
    Livio Radio: The Livio Radio app ($4.99) lets you listen to more than 42,000 AM/FM and Internet-only radio streams from around the world. The Livio Radio app has been optimized for use in the vehicle with a range of features an controls right from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen.
    Rdio: Rdio (from for $4.99 per month) gives you access to over 8 million songs. You are able to search and find any song, album or artist, and start listening immediately. You can search music by new releases and chart toppers. You can also check out what other listeners have been listening to the most, or look at your own recent listening history. In addition, you can even create your own music collection or make your own playlists. Rdio will even recommend music for you, based on your previous music listening. The AppRadio will display Artist,/Album/Song information, as well as Album art.
    StreamS HiFi Radio: The StreamS HiFi Radio app ($4.99) provides access to more than 4,000 live Internet radio stations from across the globe delivered in AAC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 at 32kbps for high fidelity listening.
    gMusic: Google Music allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your favorite songs in the cloud. Now you can listen to your entire music collection without having to use any space on your iOS device. gMusic offers full playlist editing, Last.fm scrobbling, thumbs up playlist, metadata editing, and innovative navigation.
    Mixtrax: Pioneer's proprietary MIXTRAX app from iTunes analyzes the music in your iTunes library to create custom playlists for non-stop song mixes with added DJ effects.
    Navigation Apple Maps: You can view Apple maps on the Pioneer  head unit's touchscreen as you would on your iPhone. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
    MotionX GPS Drive: The MotionX-GPS Drive App ($0.99) is available from iTunes for your iPhone 4/4S. There is a $2.99 per month subscription fee with an additional $19.99 per year for Voice Guidance feature. MotionX-GPS Drive is a complete GPS navigation solution, designed and optimized for the iPhone 4/4S, that can be displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio. MotionX-GPS Drive helps you find what you're looking for and provides turn-by-turn directions with optional Live Voice Navigation, using industry-leading maps (including US and Canada). All the functionality of an advanced dedicated turn-by-turn GPS unit is presented in this intuitive iPhone 4/4S application. MotionX-GPS Drive Offers full support for the iPhone 4/4S with multitasking, routing, and live voice guidance instructions continuing in the background; while you listen to streaming music from your car audio system or use other applications from the iPhone 4/4S. The 2D/3D navigation map will be displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio, but you will still control the MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation app from your iPhone 4/4S.
    NavFree GPS Live: NavFree GPS Live is a free navigation app that offers turn-by-turn directions, voice and on-screen instructions, offline map use, address search, live searches via Google and Microsoft Bing, and many other features. Navfree is a completely free navigation app with no additional monthly charges. It uses map data created by a community of thousands of users around the world. The map gets downloaded to the phone so data connection is not required for navigating.
    My GPS USA: My GPS USA is the next generation GPS satellite navigation from the makers of NavFree. Full featured with voice guided, turn-by-turn satellite navigation with no hidden costs. It offers a HD live map display with 2D and 3D modes. You can navigate by pinching, swiping and touching. Full voice guidance is available in 12 languages. Multiple Routing Modes include - Fastest, Shortest, Easy, Pedestrian, and Economical Routes. You can even navigate from your Contacts.
    INRIX Traffic: INRIX is a leading provider of highly accurate traffic services. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal navigation. The INRIX Traffic app ($24.95 per year) provides real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts for all major highways, interstates, arterials and city streets nationwide. Traffic information will be displayed on the Pioneer head unit, while control is still handled from the iPhone 4/4S.
    Extra Mile: Extra Mile ($1.99) is an all-in-one app for convenient voice navigation that gives audio feedback to improve your driving performance and conserve fuel.
    EC Touch: The EasyCar app is designed specifically for AppRadio and provides large icons, simple commands, and swipe gestures that enable you to access your iPhone's music, contacts, mapping, and more.
    Waze: Waze is a cool social GPS driving and navigation app that connects you to other drivers. When you download Waze, you not only get a free GPS traffic & navigation app, but also become part of the local driving community in your area, joining forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time and gas, and improve everyone's daily commute.
    Driver Assist DashCommand: Utilizing the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors of the iPhone 4/4S, the DashCommand app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving statistics. When connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data port (optional OBD-II interface sold separately from Palmer Performance Engineering), advanced data monitoring, logging and analysis are enabled. Users can create and display up to 27 virtual dashboards with many styles including digital gauges, analog gauges, indicator lights, and more, which can all be accessed on the Pioneer head unit's screen. Compatible with more than 13 OBD-II compliant interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool to read vehicle trouble codes.
    Best Parking: Best Parking is a parking search engine that steers drivers towards the cheapest and most convenient parking garages and lots in 55 cities and 80 airports.
    Parkopedia: Parkopedia ($1.99) has grown to cover over 25 million parking spaces in 28 countries around the world thanks to contributions from other drivers. Use this app to find parking using your current location or by entering an address. Get directions straight to the space and see parking space availability in real-time (where available). Find opening hours, up to date prices, payment methods and more. You can quickly narrow down parking choices using filters such as free, credit cards accepted, covered, etc.
    Utility CarBrowser: CarBrowser ($1.99) allows you to search and navigate the internet directly from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen while the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
    Commute WX: CommuteWX ($0.99) provides real-time weather information (current/forecast/in-route). Weather conditions are featured in large, easy to read graphics in a streamlined user interface that's well suited for in-vehicle travel.
    Contacts: Access your iPhone's contacts. This function is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
    Calendar: Access your iPhone's calendar, so you can view important events and reminders. This functionality is bundles with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
    Photos: You can view photos stored on your iPhone. Access albums and camera rolls, and even view a slideshows. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.

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

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 12/6/2012):

    iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Mode Pandora App AppRadio Mode Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    4 6.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5* 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    5th* 6.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    7th* 1.01 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    2 6.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    3 6.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    4* 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    mini* 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    Note:
    • *You will need the Pioneer CD-IU51 iPod Cable (sold separately) and the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately) to connect the Apple device to the Pioneer head unit. These Apple device's do not support any type of video output.
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio

    Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID AM/FM tuner features Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.

    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
    • BSM (Best Stations Memory): BSM lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
    • Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. There are 4 level of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.

    Pandora App: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD supports the Pandora App via the Pioneer CD-IU51, CD-IU201V, or CD-IU201S iPod cable (all sold separately). The free Pandora App lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD using your connected Apple iPhone, via the proprietary Pioneer iPod connector cable (sold separately) or the USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPhone. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS.3.0+) with the latest version of the Pandora Radio application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD will provide control over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song information; as well as Album art.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need to edit your QuickMix station selections on the iPhone before connection.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Multimedia Compatibility: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD features a front-loading disc slot, as well as a rear-panel USB (type-A) port with 59" USB extension cable.

    • Compatible Discs: The AVH-X1500DVD supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs.
    • USB Port: The unit features a rear-panel USB port and includes a 59" USB extension cable. You can connect a USB mass storage class device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or inserted USB device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW/-R DL) Flash Memory (SD/SDHC, USB)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types Audio

    MP3: 8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    WMA: 48-320kbps bit rate; 32-48kHz sampling rates
    AAC:
    16-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-44.1kHz sampling rates

    MP3: 8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    WMA: 48-320kbps bit rate; 32-48kHz sampling rates
    AAC:
    16-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-44.1kHz sampling rates
    WAV: 8- or16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates
    Video DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution; 8GB max file size
    MPEG-1/2/4:
    720 x 1280 max resolution; 8GB max file size
    Photo

    N/A

    JPEG: max resolution of 4092 x 4092
    Maximum # of Folders/Files

    99 folders/999 files (700 folders/3,500 files for DVD)

    1,500 folders/15,000 files
    Tags ID3 tags (ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags
    Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    Playback Functions: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD offers the following playback functions:

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

    Search Functions: The AVH-X1500DVD provides the following search functions:

    • Track Title List: You can select tracks to playback using the track title list which is a list of the tracks recorded on a disc or USB memory device.
    • Scene Search: You can use the search function on the unit's on-screen display to search for a desired scene on your DVD by specifying a title and chapter track.
    • Return to Scene: You can return to the specified scene where the DVD you are currently playing has been preprogrammed to return.
    • Skip Search: You can skip to the previous/next track, file, folder, title, or chapter on a disc or USB device.
    • Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward/reverse through a current track, file, or title on a disc or USB device.

    Advanced Playback & Search Functions (for USB): Advance playback functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB memory device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or Genre from the head unit in alphabetical order; and Link Play which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Play lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.

    MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix of your music with 9 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPhone, iPod, USB MSC device, and select Android devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits the amount of time each track plays; select from 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 minutes.

    Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in App mode or with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone/iPad.

    Parental Lock: This unit features an 8-level Parental Lock system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password to prevent certain DVD's from being played back on the AVH-X1500DVD.

    Off Insert/Eject: A disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback. When you eject a disc, the unit will automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).

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

    Audio Section

    24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from DVDs, CDs, and flash media, the Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD is equipped with a 24-bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converter.

    MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output. The amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to moderate volume levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels from subwoofers, an optional amplifier may be connected to the preamp outputs.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the AVH-X1500DVD are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50 watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)

    EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 8-Band Graphic EQ: There are seven stored equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2. The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 8-band graphic equalizer (40Hz, 80Hz, 200Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 8kHz, and10kHz).

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

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

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

    Bass Boost: You can easily boost the subwoofer bass level by using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost feature allows you increase the subwoofer level from 0 to +6 (12dB).

    Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When the Advanced Sound Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the original sound. There are two available levels of the Advanced Sound Retriever effect.

    Source Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.

    2V/6CH Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD features three pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.

    Crossovers: The AVH-X1500DVD employs high pass and low pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.

    • HPF: The head unit's 12dB/octave high pass filter only allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or line-level outputs.
    • LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an18dB/octave low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer. 

    Subwoofer Controls: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).

    Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Speaker Output: The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.

    AV Connections

    Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD has dual AV inputs to connect two external audio/video sources. The head unit has a rear-panel 3.5mm minijack AV input for connecting a portable audio/video device. There is also a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA AV input for connecting a video component such as a mobile TV tuner or game console. The rear-panel 3.5mm minijack input also serves as the A/V input for your USB-connected iPod/iPhone (using the proprietary Pioneer cable).

    Video Output: The AVH-X1500DVD features a rear-panel composite video output that allows you to connect an external display to the unit. You can play back the same video source which is being played on the head unit. You can select the unit to output a 16:9, Letter-Box or Pan-Scan aspect ratio to match your external display's screen size.

    Rear View Camera: The AVH-X1500DVD is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. The unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera input jack) when an optional rear camera (130NDBC5, sold separately) is installed. When the transmission is in reverse, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (the violet/white wire in the AVH-X1500DVD's harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.9 seconds. Pioneer recommends using a camera with a mirror image (reversed) output. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    Navigation Ready: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD allows you to connect the Pioneer AVIC-U250 add-on navigation unit (130AVIC250, sold separately) through its RGB Input. This versatile hideaway unit allows you to switch to navigation mode with the touch of a button. Get to your destination by inputting an address or search through the POI library while enjoying whatever source is currently playing.

    Note: If you are already using the head unit's RGB input to access AppRadio Mode from your iPhone, then you cannot connect this add-on navigation module (or vise-versa).

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD includes an IR remote control (CXE5116) for wireless operation of the multimedia head unit and your connected devices.

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

     
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH X1500DVD

    Written By Anonymous, Puerto Rico on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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    Great Item, price and very fast shipping! A+++
    Pros:
    Basically, everything !!!
    Cons:
    The USB app can improve.
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    5 out of 5

    Great product

    Written By Anonymous, Houma, LA on Monday, April 14, 2014
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    One of the best double dins I've purchased sounds great and works great best thing is te subwoofer level differents from the bass
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    5 out of 5

    Great stereo

    Written By John, Duluth, GA on Sunday, April 13, 2014
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    Love the radio, with wiring provided by Crutchfield, it was easy to install
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Written By Anonymous, Denver CO on Friday, April 11, 2014
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    Nice DVD player for when my kids are in the car, easy to use.
    Pros:
    Nice for tight budget, simple to use
    Cons:
    E-Brake hook up, needs to be dumbed down or made easier for the average joe.
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    5 out of 5

    5 star choice

    Written By Chandyman, Arkansas on Friday, April 11, 2014
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    Awesome buy, being my first screen reciever. Many color options on the display, you can alter it on a color scale, which allows any color you could imagine honestly. Sound quality was day and night different after the install. (I drive a 2000 Toyota 4runner) I find myself using the remote it comes with because its easier than hitting the voulme button on the actual product. Heck, for the price, its a steal. Looks great, sounds great, what more do you want? Only thing I will say I dont care for; is the fact that you must have the vehicles parking brake applied for the AUX option to work correctly, Im not sure why honestly, and I hate seeing the warning that stays on the screen so I normally just turn the display off. My buddy saw mine, and installed one in his Toyota Supra also.
    Pros:
    Upgrades the look of your interior. Sounds amazing. Plenty of options.
    Cons:
    Must be in park for the DVD to play or the AUX to show cover art.
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    4 out of 5

    Super Radio

    Written By Anonymous, Augusta Ks on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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    This radio is A+++ from all aspects could not buy this radio at this price locally. the touch screen is nice and clear ease of install had the radio out if the box and in the dash playing music in an hour and trust me it was in no hurry .
    Pros:
    price function bang for buck and fit finish
    Cons:
    app mode hard to use and needs separate harness
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Written By Anonymous, Portland, OR on Monday, April 07, 2014
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    Pretty good unit for the price. Very easy to use. Sound quality has improved drastically over my stock headunit. Still have stock speakers.
    Pros:
    Sound quality, ease of use, looks
    Cons:
    Speed of unit- sometimes takes a second to load from changing song from spotify on my iphone. Other con would be that you need an extra $40 cord to have full access of all the available apps on the device and your phone.
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    5 out of 5

    Amazing value! Exceptional quality and function!

    Written By Anonymous, Inver Grove, MN on Sunday, April 06, 2014
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    I was impressed with the price and features at first, but after the easy installation and first use I was blown away! Both the sound quality and video quality are amazing, and the additional features are huge!! Very impressed!!
    Pros:
    Tremendous value dollar for dollar!!
    Cons:
    Netflix is not compatible
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Written By harvey, germansville,pa on Saturday, April 05, 2014
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    excelent for the price,good pioneer quality
    Pros:
    easy hook and instructions
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer Head Unit

    Written By Terry, Jacksonville, FL on Saturday, April 05, 2014
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    I purchased this head unit for my 2012 Nissan Altima and it gave a great improvement to my factory speakers and I also use my iPod to play music from this device. Overall great product for the money since I didn't want navigation or Bluetooth.
    Pros:
    Easy to install, looks great, easy to control
    Cons:
    None
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    3 out of 5

    Alright

    Written By Lupe, Carlsbad nm on Saturday, April 05, 2014
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    It was a great stereo. It looked really nice, but no Bluetooth and I had trouble with hooking up an iPod.
    Pros:
    Looks nice and easy to use
    Cons:
    No Bluetooth and had trouble with playing off iPod
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    5 out of 5

    Great

    Written By Jason, Hanford ca on Saturday, April 05, 2014
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    Great product
    Pros:
    Perfect
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome

    Written By Anonymous, Springfield, MA on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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    Great price, clean look. Worth the money.
    Pros:
    Easy to use
    Cons:
    Non
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    5 out of 5

    Great Buy

    Written By DevinJ, Jacksonville, Fl on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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    This deck is a great buy for an entry level double din. Great sound quality my speakers in my 06 Expedition sound insane compared to the way they did with my stock radio. It took a little tinkering to figure out how to use all the features but that didn't take long. Overall its a pretty decent deck
    Pros:
    Works very well during ipod integration
    Cons:
    Depending on where the sun is the screen may be hard to see but that's still not that bad.
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    5 out of 5

    awesome product

    Written By bigpitt, mississippi on Friday, March 28, 2014
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    This double din radion is exactly what i asked for. Sound quality is good, features are cool and its easy to work and control. I have had it for about 2 weeks andi havent had a problem with it. Works perfectly. Would highly recommend this product to anybody who is looking to upgrade their sound system!!
    Pros:
    easy to use fun to have not hard to get use to works perfect
    Cons:
    dont know how to work the apps thing
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer Deck

    Written By Joe B., moosic, pa on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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    Would be 5 star if it was Android friendly . Unit is set up for iPhone and iPod
    Pros:
    Sound and overall great unit
    Cons:
    Not Android friendly wont recognize when plugged into the rear mount usb port
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Written By Anonymous, Columbus Ohio on Monday, March 24, 2014
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    Great Product! Crutchfield is the only place I'd buy it from!
    Pros:
    Stylish, big screen
    Cons:
    Non
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    4 out of 5

    Good Product

    Written By Lou, Gainesville, VA. on Monday, March 24, 2014
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    I replace the original CD player on my 2004 XLT Explorer for thise CD/DVD player, it looks very good and gave the interior a modern type look, the sound is very good as well, as for the installation it was very easy, I'm happy with the product, I might get the next one on the line with the sattelite radio....
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome radio!

    Written By Paul, Chesapeake, va on Sunday, March 23, 2014
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    This radio is a good value with good options and touch screen which I was looking for along with USB hook up. Sound quality is amazing and has a lot of fine tune adjustments if wanted.
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    5 out of 5

    Great product. Better customer service.

    Written By Nowlin S., Augusta, GA on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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    Should change name to "Clutch"field. They sure came through for me when my stereo was down. Everything was just as advertised. Made my online shopping experience wonderful. Stereo plugged right in with the provided gear. I will never shop at the local big box....... again. Customer service was excellent. A+++++ Thank you, perfect for DIY.
    Pros:
    Best experience ever.
    Cons:
    Totally satisfied.
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    5 out of 5

    Love!!!

    Written By Ashley, Abbotsford, BC, Canada on Monday, March 17, 2014
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    I absolutely love this!! I bought it for my 2002 Acura rsx. I totally give the car an upgraded look on the inside. I like the rsx because the body shape is timeless so it doesn't look I put a lot of money into a junk vehicle.

    You have to download special apps that are comparable with this system which kinda sucks because you need to learn how to use them. Majority of them are free which makes it okay

    The sound is amazing and goes pretty loud. The installation took a total of 2 hours and it was fairly straight forward and easy.
    Pros:
    Looks great. Lots of features Sound is great
    Cons:
    Apps needed on the cellphone makes it a tad confusing.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Written By M Ballard, Mississippi on Sunday, March 16, 2014
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    I am very please with the pioneers display and accessibility to all the great features.
    Pros:
    Really makes a difference on the sound quality of my F150 oem speakers.
    Cons:
    Doesn't have a USB port on the front face. The plugin is located in the back.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome

    Written By Pav1, Florida on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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    The greatest product ever.
    Pros:
    Sounds AMAZING.
    Cons:
    Doesn't work with my SII android running 4.1.3.
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    4 out of 5

    Very basic but good

    Written By Julio, Castlerock, CO on Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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    I wanted a touchscreen stereo and this was the perfect one for me. It made my interior look nicer than the stock Mach 460 stereo in my Mustang. It's easy to use and I can use and control pandora and a few other other apps through it as long as my phone is plugged in. The only downside is that the aux is in the back as well as the USB. But I actually ran the wires underneath my center console and made a custom home for them in the console. So you don't see my wires flying everywhere. I just didn't want to spend and extra 100 dollars to get the Bluetooth because I'm already spending a lot on speakers and amps.
    Pros:
    Awesome product Looks great Great price Easy to use Installation is a breeze
    Cons:
    Not Bluetooth
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    GREAT FOR THE PRICE!

    Written By thorton1110, New Palestine, IN on Saturday, March 08, 2014
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    I bought this radio to replace the factory radio in my 2002 VW Passat W8. Crutchfield did not have my exact car in their list, so initially, the fit was not correct. I had to modify the interior part of my factory harness to fit the in dash kit and the radio. The radio also does not come with a screen protector when shipped out. Not that this was a problem, just very odd. The user interface is very easy to handle, although it was difficult to discern how to turn the radio on and off (you have to turn the source off and then the display so you don't drain your battery). Overall, good quality for the price.
    Pros:
    - Ease of use - Crisp Display - Customizable - Ipod control through radio
    Cons:
    - No power button - Buttons are kind of small - Sun makes the display difficult to see - Laggy compatibility with the steering wheel controls
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent Product & Company

    Written By DavidH, Thornton, CO on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
     
    I found this stereo/DVD player to be an exceptional purchase. Being a novice on the install, I had to call technical support with a couple of questions. They were extremely helpful and friendly. Well done Crutchfield and Pioneer. Excellent Product & Outstanding Company!!!
    Pros:
    Looks AWESOME and is easy to use.
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Perfect Radio

    Written By Tyler, Cadillac, Michigan on Saturday, March 01, 2014
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    Looks great and makes my door speakers and the sub sound even better! Will recommend!
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    5 out of 5

    Love it!

    Written By Ashley, Fairhope, AL on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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    Awesome awesome awesome!!! I'm so happy I made this purchase!
    Pros:
    Everything
    Cons:
    Nothing
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X1500 DVD

    Written By Pioneer, Houston, TX on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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    Perfect in dash looks really good in my Tundra
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    None
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    5 out of 5

    Great Stereo

    Written By Brandon C, Luther, OK on Friday, February 14, 2014
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    This is a great stereo, first time putting in a custom stereo and was really easy in my RX8. The sound quaility increased tri-fold. It feels and sounds like I have an amp and sub (which i do not) and the settings and themes settings are really great. I still have to look over all the features but was static when I got it all hooked up and it started playing.
    Pros:
    Good price for the quality Easy to put in Customization options are great Touch screen is wonderful (not seeing any lag like most are saying they are encountering)
    Cons:
    It did not come with the screw for the rear bracket or what ever the technical name is called Hard time managing the wires to get it to fit properly (only in my RX8) Wish it had more detailed instructions
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    5 out of 5

    A Great Modern Upgrade

    Written By jmix, Texas on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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    This a great way to improve an older interior. Giving the appearance of a touchscreen radio, DVD capability, and just a sleek unit overall. I have already recommended it to some friends. Very satisfied.
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    5 out of 5

    Great product

    Written By Mike R, riverside, ca on Monday, February 10, 2014
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    Amount of features for the money is unbelievable
    Pros:
    Every feature
    Cons:
    Remote had features that only work on upper models, should have a remote made for this unit
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    5 out of 5

    Good buy

    Written By Judas, Riverside,ca on Monday, February 10, 2014
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    Really good radio plus all parts necessary to finish the install. Perfect perfect.
    Pros:
    All good
    Cons:
    None at all
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    4 out of 5

    Good for the price

    Written By Brandon S., Midlothian, VA on Saturday, February 08, 2014
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    Installed in 2000 Toyota Sienna Minivan. Sounded better than factory unit. Excellent unit overall.
    Pros:
    * Sounds great with stock speakers. * Color of buttons can be changed. * Easy UI
    Cons:
    * Some icons/buttons on display is too small and difficult to use. * Does not dim with headlight.
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    5 out of 5

    Easy Install

    Written By BobG, Palm Bay Fl on Friday, February 07, 2014
     
    Well, bought this for my wifes car for her birthday. Got it installed last night and it was very straight forward and simple. Thanks to Crutchfield for the dash dis assembly instructions, made life so much easier. I didnt get into all the audio settings as it sounded very good on just the stock "powerful" setting. Maybe later on we will play around with the graphic EQ settings, but for now, it sounds 10x better than her stock stereo. The touchscreen is simple to use and clear to read.
    Pros:
    Clear sound even from stock speakers Easy installation Not overly difficult to use once you learn the menus a little bit
    Cons:
    USB is on the back, but has an extension cord to run it elsewhere Requires a special cord sold separate to operate iPhone
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    5 out of 5

    LOVE IT!!!

    Written By Luvmychi3, Wisconsin on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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    Absolutely love my new head unit. Works great, and the sound quality is amazing with my stock amplifier and speakers! Well worth the money!
    Pros:
    SOUNDS AMAZING!
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Written By wildcats, Levant, KS on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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    I purchased for the back up camera works great.
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    3 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Written By MichelleD1014, Des Moines, IA on Tuesday, February 04, 2014
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    I am on the fence about this product. I think the only part that I really take a liking to is the fact the screen is a double-din. I dont think it was worth the cost to me.
    Pros:
    USB input, DOUBLE DIN SCREEN
    Cons:
    not a lot of audio settings, cant play a music video unless the car is in park, set up more for an IPHONE or IPOD not an Android phone, USB is in the back, delay in touch screen buttons, have to touch the button PERFECTLY square on for it to register. No bluetooth, dont like the MIXTRAX
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    5 out of 5

    Well worth the money!!!

    Written By Anonymous, Stillwater,Ok on Monday, January 27, 2014
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    Installed it into a 96 GMC was a custom install, Works great and give's a nice look, and great price compared to what you can spend on a double din dvd player, and Crutchfield customer service is next to none...great place and if you ever run into a bind with this just give them a ring they can answer any questions you will have...But if your looking for a decent CD/DVD player this is the one for you...
    Pros:
    Can change colors of the key's and back ground separately, easy to use keys, remote works great,
    Cons:
    if it's off set from your view the screen get's blurry, but that happens with anything like that i reckon..
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    5 out of 5

    Really good product

    Written By Anonymous, Aguadilla, PR on Friday, January 24, 2014
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    Easy to set up and it works really good.
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    5 out of 5

    JBL Charge

    Written By ira l, Minden La. on Sunday, January 19, 2014
     
    Easy to use and sound quality is awesome. I did not think something so small would have the sound and capability that it has.it has multiple colors that I could have chosen from and I can listen to quality sound music in any room in my house without the hassle of turning on my house sound system.it's very easy to clean,and everyone loves it.but most of all we love it.
    Pros:
    it is very easy to carry, it's very easy to handle, and it is very easy and simple to connect to your phone, the bottom line is, it's just simple.
    Cons:
    When playing the speaker in a loud environment, the sound seems to go up and down as if its trying to adjust to its surroundings.
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    5 out of 5

    great swap

    Written By Marty, Hawaii on Sunday, January 19, 2014
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    Swapped the stock radio in my mustang with this radio. It looks really good, and sounds so much better.
    Pros:
    Easy install, easy to use deck
    Cons:
    aux cord has to be plugged in the back of the deck, would be so much better in the front
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-1500DVD

    Written By Nick, Auburn, OH on Saturday, January 18, 2014
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    I was on the fence about a touch screen head unit, but decided to give this a try when it was on sale. On unboxing, the initial appearance of the unit was sleek, shiny, and well constructed. The unit is well constructed and sturdy. It did not come with a protective film on the screen, but the whole unit was wrapped in foam wrap. The screen is crisp and bright. This unit has plenty of customization options to fit to your wants, such as color of the buttons, background color, background picture, sound settings, graphic EQ, and tons more. I am extremely fond of the sonic sound center option, which makes it easy to adjust your sound center so its almost like listening to headphones rather than a car audio system. The graphic EQ lets you customize every wavelength range individually, and has a couple preset EQ's which sound great. I use this unit to drive 6.5 Pioneer front speakers, 6x9 rear deck Focal IC 690, and 2 Sony Xplod 12" subs. The bass boost and subwoofer settings allow excellent tailoring of bass frequencies and power, and this unit drives my subs better than the Sony Xplod unit that it replaced. The response from the touch screen is a little bit slow, but not enough to be annoying. The forward and back track selection buttons have a delay, so you have to wait a second for the unit to "catch up" after skipping a song. (if you skip a song, you have to wait a second to press the button again) Overall, sounds great, looks great, performs great. Definitely recommend.
    Pros:
    Great look, sturdy construction, extremely customizable, wide EQ customization, great bass power and response, great sound quality, easy installation with many pre-positioned screw holes for mounting, can turn display off so its not too bright at night, display dims when headlights are on**(see cons)
    Cons:
    Delay in touch screen and track seek buttons, steep learning curve when adjusting settings because theres so much to choose from. **Display dims when headlights on can be annoying when headlights are on when its still a little light out, havent found a setting to turn off the dimming yet.
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer holds their own

    Written By Presley, Lincolnton,nc on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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