Smartphone compatibility in your car A/V system
Pioneer's AVH-X1600DVD DVD receiver has put the spotlight on smartphone compatibility with features like AppRadio Mode and MirrorLink™ functionality. Its 6.1" display offers intuitive touchscreen controls that allow you to make changes by tapping, swiping, or dragging your finger, plus user-friendly menus that you can customize to your liking. And thanks to WVGA technology, Pioneer's DVD receivers boast twice the resolution of most multimedia receivers, meaning you'll have a clearer, sharper picture on your screen.
The MirrorLink system provides unparalled in-dash control over an ever-growing list of Android™ smartphones, including the popular Samsung Galaxy S III and Nokia Symbian models. With MirrorLink, you'll enjoy touchscreen control from your Pioneer over music, phone contacts, and select apps — connect your compatible Android phone with Pioneer's CD-ML100 MirrorLink adapter (not included), and enjoy a seamless experience when you slip behind the wheel.
Pioneer's innovative AppRadioLIVE streamlines your app info and functions into one easy-to-use interface. You'll enjoy quick access to your music, media, calendar, and other sources you subscribe to, just by downloading the AppRadioLIVE app and syncing your services. AppRadioLIVE works with your apps to provide visual map guidance and access to points of interest, as well as the ability to search for concerts, shows, and other local events of interest. And you can show several sources of information simultaneously, quickly shifting from one to another with a touch of your finger.
Note: AppRadio Mode and AppRadioLIVE are currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display issues. Please see "Details" for more information.
Video and touchscreen controls
The 6.1" LCD screen on this Pioneer plays DVDs in bright, clear detail when you're parked. When you're on the road, you can entertain your passengers by sending a movie from the receiver to a rear-seat screen, and you'll be able to view video content from your iPod or IPhone with the addition of optional cables (check the "Details" tab for full information). And of course you can plug in a rear-view camera to play it safe in crowded parking lots.
Don't forget the music
You can play just about anything on this Pioneer, including just about any kind of disc or USB storage devices loaded with files. And when you connect your iPod to the USB input, you'll be able to use the receiver's controls to access your playlists. You can use handy tools like Alphabet Search and Link Search to find the song you want fast. You can also use Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable to connect your iPhone to the receiver, then take charge of your Pandora® account from the touchscreen, complete with thumbs-up and thumbs-down controls.
Android users aren't left out in the cold either. If your Android phone supports the media transfer protocol (MTP), you'll be able to browse and play back the music that's stored on your phone, no extra app required.
Pioneer's exclusive MIXTRAX feature creates a DJ-like experience with content from select sources, 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.
Because great sound matters
The receiver's powerful built-in amplifier delivers crisp sound, 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 cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.
iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.