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Pioneer AVH-X2500BT

DVD receiver

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Item #: 130X2500BT

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Original Price: $279.99

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Overview

Our take on the Pioneer AVH-X2500BT

In this day and age, you really can't afford to be driving with one hand as you talk on the phone, or squinting at your iPod to find the next song. Pioneer's AVH-X2500BT DVD receiver brings all the advantages of a touchscreen receiver to your vehicle, along with the convenience and safety of Bluetooth. You'll enjoy hands-free calling with your compatible phone, plus the ability to wirelessly stream and control music from compatible phones and other Bluetooth devices. Once you've driven with a Bluetooth receiver, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

The Bluetooth® advantage

In this day and age, you really can't afford to be driving with one hand as you talk on the phone, or squinting at your iPod to find the next song. Pioneer's AVH-X2500BT DVD receiver brings all the advantages of a touchscreen receiver to your vehicle, along with the convenience and safety of Bluetooth. You'll enjoy hands-free calling with your compatible phone, plus the ability to wirelessly stream and control music from compatible phones and other Bluetooth devices. Once you've driven with a Bluetooth receiver, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Sweet touchscreen controls and video playback

Pioneer kicks touchscreen control up a notch or two on this receiver, as Touch Slide technology adds a new dimension to 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.

You can also change the receiver's appearance to match your dash by choosing from five display colors and 112 key panel illumination options. And when you're ready to get the party started, MIXTRAX will liven up your time on the road. This feature creates a DJ-like experience with content from your iPod®, iPhone®, or Android™, adding special effects between songs and variable-color lighting that pulses with the beat of your music.

The receiver's 6.1" LCD screen plays DVDs and other video content in bright, clear detail when you're parked. You can keep your passengers entertained by sending video from the receiver to a rear-seat screen — that sure makes those long road trips go faster. You'll be able to view video content from your iPod or IPhone (video playback requires CD-IV202AV cable kit and other adapters with iPhone 5, plus a firmware update — coming soon — from Pioneer) with the addition of a Pioneer CD-IU201S cable. And you can play it safe when you throw it into reverse by plugging in a rear-view camera.

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Advanced App Mode lets you access many popular apps from the receiver.

Advanced App Mode

Pioneer has added the smartphone integration technology developed for their acclaimed AppRadio receivers to their DVD receiver lineup. Advanced App Mode integrates your iPhone into your driving experience — it lets you launch and control compatible iPhone apps from the face of your receiver, putting a variety of music, navigation, social media, and other apps at your command. The simplified app menu on the Pioneer's big touchscreen is much easier to see when you're driving, so you can put your phone's apps to work safely. Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable is required (also requires CD-IV202AV cable kit and other adapters with iPhone 5). You can learn more and see the latest compatible apps here.

A firmware update is available from Pioneer that will provide enhanced iPhone 5 compatibility to enable AppRadio Mode. However, due to an unforeseen communication error with the Pandora Internet radio app, audio playback and display of metadata from Pandora are disrupted. If you use Pandora and don't intend to use AppRadio Mode (also known as Advanced App Mode) at this time, please do not install this update. Pioneer is working on an update to allow for both Pandora and AppRadio Mode, to be released at a future date.

AppRadioLIVE makes it easy

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.

Ready to roll with your mobile devices

When you connect your iPod to the rear USB input cable, 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. Android users aren't left out in the cold either. Many Android phones support the Pioneer Connect app, which lets the receiver access music files when your Android is plugged in via USB.

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. And don't forget, you can also enjoy all your CDs, DVD and CD discs full of MP3 or WMA music, or USB storage devices loaded with files.

Because great sound matters

The receiver's powerful built-in amplifier does a great job, delivering crisp sound at impressive levels, while the 8-band equalizer offers plenty of ways to tweak the sound to your liking. Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever perks up the flat sound of compressed music by restoring high-frequency information. For those looking to build a system, 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, not included).

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.

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 "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Unreal upgrade in my 04 4runner. Sound is the best I've ever heard. Imagaing, balance and power are first rate.

boxermachine, NE Pennsylvania

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What's in the Box:

  • 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)
  • Microphone (w/ attached 13' cable termianted by a right-angle 2.5mm connector)
  • Visor-bracket
  • Two-sided tape
  • 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)

Product 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
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience
    • Pandora Internet radio control for iPhone and Android
    • Advanced App Mode for smartphone integration
    • 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, Pandora control, and Advanced App Mode
    • 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:
    Reviews

    Pioneer AVH-X2500BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    111 Reviews

    Simply amazing

    Written by: boxermachine from NE Pennsylvania on March 29, 2014

    2004 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Unreal upgrade in my 04 4runner. Sound is the best I've ever heard. Imagaing, balance and power are first rate.

    Pros: Easy install, a remote was included and the install kit was top quality.

    Cons: While the radio reception was good, it was not up to the ;level of all the other features.

    Really Great Unit

    Written by: Bob S. from Tampa, FL on February 5, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Just installed the unit into a 08 Mustang GT500 with Shaker system. Install was flawless and looks like it should have been there the whole time. The unit is very loud with the built in amps with the shaker system and very clear. All functions works as expected and have no issues to complain about really that cannot be rectified. I highly suggest this unit as I replaced with Crutchfield's help another Pioneer unit Double Din 700BX that I did not like after getting a few days ago. I did not like its looks in the car or its sound.

    Pros: Great unit and easy setup Everything works as expected Sounds clear and loud in my speakers Good unit for price Bluetooth enabled

    Cons: To play videos from USB it takes a little too long for my taste to read the drive compared to music The cable that attaches (must buy extra) for app mode has hard time staying connected to Iphone4S with case on and is a little tender to the touch. I bought this aftermarket though and it does work with NAV and everything else after playing with.

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    Written by: Larry S from Atlantic City, NJ on January 7, 2014

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    I haven't installed a stereo in my car in years. Did this one with my son in his car. It went in real easy and has good sound. I like the bluetooth hands free feature for him when driving.

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    Great product

    Written by: Grant Y from Tifton Ga on January 7, 2014

    2008 Toyota Yaris
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    This is great unit for the price has many great features. Bluetooth feature was one of main reasons I bought this unit and it works great with my daughter's I phone.Also has ability to match dash colors or create something different. Very happy with this purchase.

    Pros: price,features for money

    Cons: haven't found any

    Christmas present for daughter

    Written by: Darlene from Ponchatoula,la on January 5, 2014

    2006 Suzuki Forenza
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    Wish you could have seen my daughter's face when she opened this up on Christmas! Priceless! She loves it!

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    Outstanding

    Written by: Juan from Houston, TX on January 4, 2014

    2004 Toyota Sequoia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    This unit was everything I had expected and more. Once you get pass the learning curve, this unit is fun it's easy to operate and pair with an amp it sounds good. BT/Pandora connects (Galaxy S3) without any problems and telephone/microphone works flawlessly .

    Pros: Ease of use and connectivity

    Cons: Wish it had a detachable

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    Written by: Anonymous from Abbeville SC on January 3, 2014

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    Great radio. Easy to install. Paired up with iphone real well.

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    home install

    Written by: Anonymous from media, Pa on December 31, 2013

    2007 Kia Optima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Installed in my mothers car. She has had no problems using it.

    Pros: Install was reasonably easy. Radio looks/sounds good. And is easy to use.

    Cons: Haven't had it long enough.

    Awesome

    Written by: Anonymous from Virgin islands on December 31, 2013

    2006 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Everything about this product was awesome.. It was my best purchase. Well worth it...

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    Great product for the price

    Written by: GTS from Lynchburg, VA on December 30, 2013

    2000 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
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    Great unit and features for the price. I wanted a unit that offered bluetooth, pandora and the ability to connect a backup camera. This unit served that purpose at a very reasonable cost. The pandora function is great and easy to use. My phone automatically connects once I enter the vehicle and turn it on. Then I can control my pandora stations through the head unit without ever having to take the phone out of my pocket.

    Pros: Price, bluetooth, pandora, ease of install and use

    Cons:

    Sound-Lab

    Written by: Sound-Lab from Arizona on December 30, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I needed a nice double din fast and the pioneer just took the stage

    Pros: Very easy to use

    Cons: None

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    Written by: sporticus from asheville on December 30, 2013

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    great value

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    Great radio

    Written by: Anonymous from Corpus Christi on December 26, 2013

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I like the radio but Crutchfield has THE BEST SERVICE. I called for help and in about 2 minutes the problem was solved.

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    Cons: None

    Dissapointing

    Written by: Sasan B from Virginia Beach, VA on December 26, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I am extremely disappointed in the 2500bt. Every so often, without indication or apparent cause this radio resets itself to factory defaults. Sometimes I can the car can be off for hours/ day before it resets itself. Apparently this is a discontinued model and the equivalent is almost $100 more. Not cool. Not cool at all. This isn't the first radio I've installed, nor the first thing I have soldered. All the connections between the radio harness and the Pac harness are soldered and continuity tested. Crutchfield rep told me that it will reset if voltage drops below 11.something. Seems to me that there is an internal voltage regulation problem on the 12v constant. I did a little research and I see I'm not the only person with this issue. Also, on a side note. I am actually pretty disappointed in Crutchfield. This was for my wife's 2009 Jetta Sportwagen and I received no instruction sheet like I have for other vehicles. I called and was told vehicle research hadn't been done yet on this vehicle. I am surprised that between 2005.5 and now no Jetta has been researched. Same dash as far as most people I contacted know.

    Pros: Everything that is listed in the specs.

    Cons: That it periodically resets itself.

    Great Unit for the price

    Written by: John from San Diego, CA on December 26, 2013

    2000 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    This is an excellent radio for the price. The Bluetooth is very clear on the other parties end when the vehicle is in motion. I love how I can leave my Bluetooth on my phone and leave the car and come back it will automatically re-sync and continue to play the music that's what turned me away from my alpine. The screen is very clear, the sound quality is good even without an amp set up for the surrounding door speakers.

    Pros: Easy to use, Convenient, Bluetooth, Pandora sync, Re-sync with device automatically, loads phone book, comes with remote

    Cons: None.

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    Written by: Anonymous from Newark, De on December 25, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    It needs more setting for iPhone, movies, etc.

    Pros: Bluetooth capability, pandora

    Cons: Hard to connect to be able to use the iPhone.

    Great unit. Worth price difference vs non-touchscreen.

    Written by: Matt.C. from Vancouver, WA on December 19, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Bought this for my son's car, a 2004 Mustang. Fits and looks great, and sounds even better. Display is great, touchscreen is responsive and works well--not as good as an iPhone but better than most other touchscreen interfaces. Overall the UI and ease of use is so much better than any car stereo I've ever had. However, the physical buttons on the left side need better feedback (crisper click or longer throw) and easier to read labels. Bluetooth setup was a snap, making and receiving calls is super easy, as is streaming music or playing via USB. Connecting phone with USB will charge the phone which is a nice bonus. DVDs look and sound really good, but probably won't be using that much. Had a hard time deciding between this and several non-LCD models. My first thought was, "Who needs DVD in their front seat?" But the big display, better song info and ease of phone use made the extra money totally worth it. Looks so much cleaner on or off, and put a huge smile on my son's face! Even bigger when he heard it. Easy to connect and install; Only difficulties coming from the oddities of the way Ford designed the "Mach" sound system, which the Crutchfield website and install sheet described well. You will need to connect a wire to the parking brake to enable DVD display, so a little extra work there. I did waste a half hour thinking I connected it wrong before I realized you have to engage the parking brake, release it, then engage again before it will display a DVD movie.

    Pros: Looks and sounds nice and clean Easy intuitive interface Easy Bluetooth phone use and music streaming USB interface in rear (clean in front, easy to route cable to glove box or center console) and it charges phone Upgrade options for GPS nav and backup camera

    Cons: A bit more expensive than I'd like. Pioneer should have a cheaper unit without CD/DVD disc player. Physical buttons could be easier to read and use, but easy to learn Silly parking brake procedure to use DVD

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    Written by: Darrin from South Dakota on December 17, 2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
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    Works well

    Pros:

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    Written by: Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on December 6, 2013

    2012 Honda Civic EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great unit. Easy install. Bluetooth works flawlessly.

    Pros: DVD, Bluetooth, Looks

    Cons: Can be a little tedious to operate, a little slow when controlling Iphone

    Great Unit

    Written by: Jose from VA on December 3, 2013

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    it is an excellent piece, great quality of sound, looks cool!!!!!

    Pros: easy to install, several screen and color options, BT works like a champ!!!

    Cons: I bought this unit without navigation because e I was told that I can hook it up to my I phone 5 and it is true but you need to expend some money and time setting up the cables trough the dashboard same as downloading upgrades for the unit, after that it will work but with just some applications you need to put in the phone, at the end I think is worth it to expend some more money in a head unit with navigation on it......

    Could be better

    Written by: JessicaK from Wilmington, DE on December 2, 2013

    2012 Nissan Frontier SL
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    We bought this unit to run iPhone apps through. I wanted to be able to play my playlists and run a navigation app. This unit does not do this well. We tried all of the compatible nav apps and it seems the apps cause the music to "skip" constantly like an old CD. You can play your playlist through bluetooth without the "skipping". It's only when you are using the AppRadio and running multiple apps that your music will "skip". This is very disappointing since it is the only reason I bought this unit. If you are looking for a head unit for this purpose; look elsewhere.

    Pros: Sound quality is better than factory stereo

    Cons: Does not do what it is meant to do well

    pioneer is king

    Written by: wes from ladera ranch on December 1, 2013

    2011 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This isn't just a great value, it's a great receiver PERIOD. I've always been a pioneer guy, and this radio will keep me as a customer.

    Pros: Value, features, sound quality

    Cons: Time sensitive parking break sensor. If you are going to bypass the parking break, do it with a toggle switch. If you use a relay, the radio has a time sensor built into it. Once you switch to video the relay clicks too soon so you have to cycle the power to the receiver. It's not a big deal, but a toggle switch solves the issue.

    Great catch

    Written by: MikeO from NJ on November 24, 2013

    2009 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Great audio, and it came with extras for the installation. Gave a nice facelift, and more functionality. Syncs with droid and windows based phones with no problems. Screen is easy to read and operate. Great buy.

    Pros: all of the above and some more

    Cons: none

    Nice HU for the money.

    Written by: Dave C from Atlanta, GA on November 21, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I purchased this HU to replace the factory unit on my 2012 Nissan Frontier. I feel that I made a good choice. Installation was simple. Everything works great. iPod controls for my 5th gen iPod work flawlessly, and charge the iPod at the same time. Bluetooth setup was simple, and connects to both my Android phone, and my iPod. The touch screen works good. Very easy to use, but it does wash out in the sun a little. DVD picture is pretty good, as well. If I had to choose again, and had the same amount to spend, I'd get this one again.

    Pros: Ease of installation. Ease of use. Features. DVD Picture

    Cons: Screen washes out a little in direct sunlight.

    Great unit

    Written by: Anonymous from Dothan, AL on November 21, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Head unit is what I wanted. I like the features. Back up camera works great. I put the bluetooth mic in the factory location and I have been told it's noisy. I have an idea to fix this tho.

    Pros:

    Cons: Bluetooth not as great as it should be.

    Great Product

    Written by: Alex from Rochester, NY on November 13, 2013

    2005 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    It was really easy to set up and configure. great background colors and themes. It is really easy to use and play with, and easy to wire and install with the included accessories.

    Pros: ease of use background colors features

    Cons: NONE

    Very easy to use!

    Written by: JeffR from Pasadena, MD on November 11, 2013

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    I bought this receiver for my work van, a 2013 Chevy Express, and even though Crutchfield says it does not fit, it did fit without any modification needed. I am very happy with this receiver. I found it very easy to set up and use without really having to consult the manual. The touchscreen interface even seems more responsive than my Alpine ICS-X7HD. I ran the AutoEQ setup using the microphone that came with my home theater receiver and the results were excellent. Power output is very good. Since this is in my work van I am not running any external amps. I have it powering a pair of Phoenix Gold 6.5" seperates in the front doors and a very old Collins bass tube behind the seat. With the built in crossover I get excellent bass with this setup, suprisingly with just the built in amp. My only complaint about it is getting video to play is sometimes tricky. Even when everything is set properly (parking brake on - off - on) sometimes DVD video will not show up, only sound. I have had to stop & start the video at times to get it to play. Not sure why this is but it doesn't happen all the time and since I don't use it for video too much it's not really an issue.

    Pros: Excellent touchscreen interface layout. Excellent power output from the built in amp. Excellent built in crossover and AutoEQ

    Cons: Issues playing video occasionally. Would like the option of manual settings for time alignment as opposed to only the "Sonic Center Control"

    can't go wrong for the price

    Written by: gilae from Hawaii on November 9, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I was hesitant to purchase a touch screen DVD player for my wife's car thinking it was going to be expensive and complicated for her to use . I looked at crutchfield and was surprised at the cost. I used the filters to make sure i got what i wanted and needed in a new receiver and at $279 shipped with installation gear, perfect. I wanted Bluetooth so she could use her phone hands free and be able to stream music using Pandora on an android phone. The sound quality using her phone is perfect, I can't tell she is using her phone hands free. Streaming music using Pandora is perfect also, you control everything on screen, from like and dislike to skipping tracks and they also show album art, artist name, song title and album name. Watching a DVD is simple and video quality is great along with the sound. The touch screen is a little slow but it doesn't bother me, cause how often do you need to make adjustments unless your using it to control your ipod, which works great but I use playlist so I don't have to keep looking for songs. My wife is able to use and find things easily as I was hoping. The pioneer interface is simple to use.

    Pros: ease of use, cost and quality.

    Cons: slow touch screen

    Nice

    Written by: Steve from Weslaco,TX on November 8, 2013

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Using two amps one for mids and one for subs

    Pros: Lots of options

    Cons: None yet

    Love the stereo but had trouble installing

    Written by: Shankar from Sunnyvale CA on November 8, 2013

    2004 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I really love the stereo. The sound is good and has very nice controls. I mainly use the bluetooth and the connectivity with my phones is very good. The only problem I had was while installing it. I don't know much about cars and has some trouble connecting one of the wires to the parking brake. I, actually ended up, consulting with some car mechanics who were extremely good at installing. But the installing difficulty may have been just with me. Just with the stereo, I have no qualms at all.

    Pros: Good sound

    Cons: Installation instructions could have been clearer.

    great

    Written by: cb from knoxville on November 4, 2013

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    Great radio for the money, really nice addition to my 04 silverado. The installation was a bit tasking due to the bose sound system and on-star but if i can do it anyone can.

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    great radio

    Written by: chefjoey from woodridge, il on October 26, 2013

    2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    put this radio in my 2005 trailblazer, to replace the factory bose system. sounds great, many cool and needed features

    Pros: sounds great, many good features

    Cons: screen is very delicate, easy to scratch

    Awesome radio

    Written by: Matt from Plainfield, IL on October 26, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Great radio for the price, would recommend to anyone.

    Pros: Bluetooth, Remote Control, Mic for hands free calling

    Cons: None yet

    Steering Wheel Controls w/ Axxess AWSC INOP

    Written by: TeamGomez from San Diego, CA on October 23, 2013

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    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installed in wife's Sequoia...Pioneer Radio App needed to converse with phone and the app runs like a cold 1970 big block on a stuck manual choke. Worst part is that the Axxess AWSC steering wheel remote piece sold to allow use of the stock steering wheel controls is inop and techs at Axxess have had multiple problems with this head unit and their controls....kind of 'dead in the water' with a wife's nails that don't work so well on a flat screen so I get to sleep in the doghouse until somebody unscrews this problem (Oct '13). UPDATED 10/28: Just learned there's no way to get the power antennae down with car running...Pioneer remote out doesn't actually kill the power completely so now, as my wife is stuck in the rain outside the parking garage, I get to figure out how to run a switch to kill antennae power and get it down so she can get in the garage. I wish the EE folks at Pioneer got to greet her after she comes home...

    Pros: good fit, allows app use after everything 'warms up'... UPDATED 10/28: They're fading fast...

    Cons: software incompatible with Axxess AWSC-1 SWC module UPDATED 10/28: Doesn't fully kill remote power out; doesn't work with Axxess SWC, and generally made life miserable...

    Fantastic replacement for factory unit in 2013 Honda CR-Z

    Written by: RHS from New England on October 23, 2013

    2013 Honda CR-Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a fantastic stereo loaded with features, especially at this price point. I love the bluetooth audio streaming and the integrated Pandora app. Bluetooth paired with my phone with no problems, phone calls are nice and clear, installation was a snap. Yes, it can be difficult to touch exactly where you want (thus the 4 star ease of use), but overall it's a great unit.

    Pros: Price, design, build quality, audio quality, ease of installation

    Cons: It can be a little difficult to touch the correct area of the screen while driving, especially on the radio tuner.

    Fair

    Written by: Joe Goz from Orland Park, IL on October 21, 2013

    2005 Acura MDX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    So so at this point, had to replace bad unit after 2 weeks

    Pros: Looks good & has nice features & potential

    Cons: Connects to iphone very slowly & moves very slowly between apps when connected. Hoping an update will fix issues

    Intalled on 2002 Honda Accord

    Written by: tsp from Austin,TX on October 21, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The unit delivers good sound. The user interface for fade/balance of speakers is cool and nice. But otherwise, the themes and user interface are subpar. It does not use all the area in the screen properly. Switching to other mode .. requires you to drop down the list and then pick. Should have been tabs at the top/bottom.

    Pros: Touch screen/mp3 player/bluetooth .. an nice upgrade from stock to get an old car into the new age.

    Cons: The brackets provided by Crutchfield were flimsy plastic compared to metal factory units. Too many options to purchase separately, adding to installation complexity and cost. Steering wheel control should be standard by now(2013). Same goes for Android/ipad compatibility thru bluetooth. Should be able to see the phone screen on the unit and operate directly without touching the phone.

    Great head unit in Toyota Sienna minivan

    Written by: SkIan from Colorado on October 18, 2013

    2006 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I installed this head unit into a 2006 Toyota Sienna in order to get Bluetooth functionality and a screen for a backup camera. It is very easy to set up, and it looks great in the dash. The lighting options let it keep a very factory look and match the gauges perfectly. Installation was very easy, and both the Bluetooth call quality and music streaming are great. The screen is definitely high quality enough for the backup camera to be very useable. I also like the USB function. The USB is rear only, but they include a cable which I ran down to one of the small storage cubbies in the console. I just have a thumb drive with a ton of music on it, and it is very easy to search through the files by artist or album.

    Pros: Bluetooth quality, ease of use, USB port

    Cons: Touch screen shows fingerprints pretty badly

    Great Radio!

    Written by: Cole P from Rochester NY on October 16, 2013

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great Radio. Looks Great in my 2004.5 GLI!! Bluetooth Works great, and the sound is good.

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    Nice system!

    Written by: gmur from San Jose on October 12, 2013

    2006 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Excellent system with good built-in features. Good documentation helped easy installation.

    Pros: Good sound quality. Fits the system as specified. Liked the bluetooth connection to the phone without much issue

    Cons: None for now

    Pioneer installed in 08 scion tc

    Written by: miller from Houston on October 11, 2013

    2008 Scion tC
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Im glad i upgraded to this unit. It went in without too much trouble. It was my first time to install something like this but I got it done in 1 evening. Its been a very nice upgrade from the stock unit.

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    Great Unit!!!

    Written by: DHicks from Phoenix, AZ on October 3, 2013

    2005 Lincoln LS
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I have been a Pioneer fan for a long time, and this unit does not disappoint!!! The sound quality is excellent and the bluetooth is flawless. The only gripe I have is that there is quite a bit of glare on the screen during the day if the sun is in the right spot. Other than that, this is and excellent purchase.

    Pros: Sound quality, ease of use, DVD video quality

    Cons: Glare

    Nice, but wasn't quite right for me

    Written by: msg from virginia beach on September 29, 2013

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a really nice head unit, but I found that it wasn't quite the right fit for me. I found some surprisingly unexpected and profound drawbacks. 1. It's difficult to see the screen during the day in sunny conditions due to reflection. You can adjust the brightness and this helps some, but it's more the effect of the sun lighting up objects in the surrounding environment - like your hand when you go to make an adj - makes it difficult to see and use. 2. I found it difficult to make on the fly adjustments while driving (I know, I know). With touch control, you have to be pretty accurate. Favorites is a nice, helpful feat., however bouncing around on the road makes it diff to make EQ adjustments with the way it's set up to work where you have to touch the exact point you want it set. Bass/Mid/Treble option would be nice. I finally figured that I could plant my other fingers on the edge of the receiver to steady my hand some, but personally I've found that I prefer the knob/dial method. Vol control, too. Bluetooth connect works flawlessly. (anyone else notice lack of body even w/high qual data?) Lights don't dim? Only display? (maybe shop error) HPF filter - kinda works, but inaccurate? Display is kinda cheesy for various reasons. I realize this is personal pref, but would be nice to be able to have full control over what is displayed on the screen in various modes. would not buy again or recommend to others unless these issues don't matter to you. just my .02

    Pros: nice technology, looks cool

    Cons: difficult to see display in sunny conditions. difficult to control while driving; basic remote, lacking features + ergo comfort

    UPDATING A TWELVE YEAR OLD PICKUP TRUCK SOUND SYSTEM

    Written by: OLD MOSQUITO from SOUTH TEXAS on September 23, 2013

    1998 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    MY COUSIN UPGRADED THE OLD AM-FM-CASSETTE TO AM-FM-DVD FOR ME SINCE MY OLD BODY CREAKS SNAPS AND POPS. WE PICKED UP A CRIMPER AND CONNECTIONS AND IN TWO HOURS IT WAS DONE.

    Pros: IT WORKS!

    Cons: I'VE ONLY USED THE CRITTER TWICE SO NO PROBLEMS.

    BEST reciever around!!!!

    Written by: Skip M from Columbia, PA on September 23, 2013

    2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    BEST reciever around!!!! Very easy to install. LOVE the blutooth feature!!

    Pros: Very easy to install. LOVE the blutooth feature!!

    Cons: NONE

    Perfect Radio

    Written by: 04 Mustang from Washington DC on September 20, 2013

    2004 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I needed a radio bad. And took a chance on pioneer. IT'S AMAZING perfect for any user.

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    Cons:

    Pioneer car radio

    Written by: Gloria J from Solomons, Md on September 10, 2013

    2006 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This was purchased as a gift for my Son. He loved the radio, easy to install. I loved the quality of the customer service at Crutchfield

    Pros: good quality, easy installation, price guarantee, good customer service

    Cons: Totally good experience

    Great product

    Written by: Ksett from Knoxville, TN on September 2, 2013

    2004 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I always buy Pioneer and this one didn't disappoint! Easy install and hook up with great sound quality!

    Pros: Bluetooth audio quality is perfect. Smooth transitions.

    Cons: None.

    Great!!!!

    Written by: Melvin from Jersey City, NJ on August 4, 2013

    2006 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great product. Its been two weeks since i install it and so far i have no complaints. Its has everything i need. and more. Its looks great in the car. Sounds really good.Bluetooth works perfect with my iphone 5.

    Pros: Bluetooth for music listening and talking works greats. Radio also works great. Looks good

    Cons: None so far

    Pioneer AVH-x2500bt

    Written by: Bigbeamer7 from Northern VA on July 30, 2013

    2013 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Nice head unit. Display is subpar though. I cant even read it during the day without taking my sunglasses off in the car. The glare is awful. However, from what I understand, most of the aftermarket head units are this way. Touch screen buttons are a little small for my liking as well. This unit has great sounds adjustments and a lot of features at this price point. Rated three stars only because the screen glare is really bad

    Pros: nice adjustments, blue tooth works well, streaming media

    Cons: screen clarity during day & user interface (size of icons)

    Very cool HU

    Written by: Pat F from Clayton, NY on July 27, 2013

    2011 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I love it! Features galore! Other then the FM interference, my Toyota Camry has never sounded better.

    Pros: The looks and styling is amazing! The App Radio and bluetooth connect are cool as it gets!

    Cons: I am getting FM interference that was not there with my stock radio and from what I heard about Pioneer supertuners, i"m not impressed, also hands free calling has a lot of noise according to the people I call or receive calls from but all other aspects are great.

    It's pretty darn nice.

    Written by: hdprism from myrtle beach, sc on July 16, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Excellent product, but I do not like the parking break feature. Anyways, it is a hard piece of technology, software wise to learn and wire, but it is pretty darn nice.

    Pros: great features, many apps

    Cons: wiring wiring wiring wiring wiring... ANNOYING... where i come from, people use adaptors for everything.. GIR

    pioneer i like it

    Written by: john from Arlzona on July 16, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    i only had it for 2 weeks so far so good

    Pros: it looks good

    Cons: pioneer should have a better diagram of their wiring harness

    Awesome!!

    Written by: Johnny from Bronx, NY on June 27, 2013

    2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    It's really easy to use, buttons are rather small but you get accustomed to it, looks fuhreaking awesome in my 2011 mitsubishi outlander sport. Definitely recommend to anyone!

    Pros: Bluetooth Compatible, Touchscreen, easy to use.

    Cons: No Aux Input, No USB Input.

    Good - but read for minor flaws

    Written by: GolfEngr1 from Fort Worth,TX on June 17, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I did a lot of research on receivers and bought this one based on the ability to display maps from my IPhone. This requires the use of App Radio and the required cable. See my review of the cable to get a better understanding of why it is not ideal. APP RADIO is not seamless, not well integrated and cumbersome to use. Once you select to go to APP Radio the other functions of the receiver are difficult to use. Aside from that aspect the receiver is very easy to use. As far as sound quality, ease of use and the ability to connect via USB to control Pandora make this a great purchase. Bluetooth works very well.

    Pros: Customization of screen colors Favorites on menu selection makes it easy to get to adjustments you make all the time EQ function works very well Large Drop down list to select input function works very well while driving. It is clean and easy to see.

    Cons: Sub output limits output above 125hz - Ideally this could be turned completely off so the Amp could control the crossover point. There should be a bypass or an off. APP RADIO IS HORRIBLE. Disregard every function that utilizes this feature. It is slow, antiquated, and not what an iPhone user would expect. Mic supplied for hands free calling is very low quality. I am looking to replace this as it is currently not usable and people cannot understand me.

    Pioneer AVH-X2500BT

    Written by: Hendrick from San Juan,PR. on June 15, 2013

    2007 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Excelent.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Wortg every penny

    Written by: a from Toms River, NJ on June 13, 2013

    2006 Hyundai Tiburon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    this head unit is plain and simply awsome, i have an 06 hyundai tiburon and it is so great in here made the speakers soo much better and had a great interface and pretty easy to install and i just love it. Works great with the galaxy s3 bluetooth but the usb does not with it but other than that its great it hangs out a few inches also

    Pros: hands free

    Cons: nothing

    Great Radio

    Written by: Joe H. from Louisville, KY on June 11, 2013

    2008 Dodge Avenger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Really enjoying this new radio.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Fantastic and Easy

    Written by: RonS from Itasca, IL on May 21, 2013

    2007 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very well written instructions. Best thing is to do is complete the wiring harness before you get in the vehicle. Then you just plug in and go. I would recommend this product to EVERYONE!!!!

    Pros: Sound is excellent. Much safer using the Bluetooth phone features than digging for your phone. So glad it has the parking brake security. much safer.

    Cons: Touch screen uses a lot of power. Make sure vehicle is running when using radio or you will drain your battery.

    Pioneer AVH-X2500BT

    Written by: Anonymous from brookln nt 11207 on May 20, 2013

    2007 Nissan Murano
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very easy to use. Very friendly

    Pros: The use of android phone. Also the different color of theme.

    Cons: Na

    Great Unit But No AM or Tech Support

    Written by: Jeff M. from Murrieta, Ca. on May 19, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I installed in a 08 Scion XB, easy installation and great features. AS with any new piece of equipment you have to learn about the features and setting of the unit. Blue tooth works great for streaming music, Pandora and I especially like the hands free use of my cell phone operating through the system. Links up great with my iPhone and all features of the phone are on the deck for contacts, voicemail and calls incoming and outgoing. After dialing in the sound with the easy to use equalizer I found the quality to be great for a unit at this price point and not running subs and using stock speakers. My only issue is that the AM signal does not get any reception and I live and travel in San Diego and Los Angeles so I should be able to receive a strong AM signal and I get nothing. I called Crutchfield and the tech told me "Well, some head units just don't get a good AM signal". Are you kidding me? That is the tech support...? I have installed many stereo's and I get a strong FM signal so I know the connections are all correct and I double checked all connections in the harness and unit feed and 100%. I contacted Pioneer and they passed me on to 2 different people and then was on hold for 20 minutes before I gave up. So I have this great unit an no AM radio that I like to listen to for business and finance talk radio.

    Pros: Great features, USB, Bluetooth, custom sound settings, equalization and personalization of display

    Cons: AM signal is all static an no reception..

    Pioneer AVH-X2500BT

    Written by: vince from hayward ca on May 12, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Dissapointed on the blue tooth not a good sounds too much static

    Pros: great sounds

    Cons: mostly compatible with Iphone user

    Best purchase I've ever made

    Written by: Marya T from Lima, OH on May 9, 2013

    2007 Kia Optima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Learned how to install myself by using crutchfield phone support and well written instructions!! The visual aspect of this product is astounding. I love the changing lights and colors. Between the lights and the crisp sound quality, with easy to change EQ, I feel like I am at a concert. The phone hookup works perfectly and is easy to use. I love the ability to sync my Pandora playlists to my car with ease, and how easy it is to save a large amount of music to my radio. I would recommend this product to anyone! PERFECT!

    Pros: Great sound Looks great Easy to use Easy to install Respectively priced

    Cons: I have nothing negative to say about the system

    Great Unit. Easy to use

    Written by: Patrick G from Mineral Ridge, OH on May 6, 2013

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this unit to replace an older Kenwood unit. The Kenwood unit was tough to setup the different setting. This Pioneer unit is great. Easy to setup and go through all of the settings to adjust the way you want it. It produces great sound from all inputs. I am really happy with this unit.

    Pros: Easy setup. Nice touch screen display that is easy to navigate. Screens are easy to read. Bluetooth was easy to setup, and also displays song info from your BT device.

    Cons: I only wish that is had a front USB port.

    Good value for the money

    Written by: Jay from Pittsburgh on May 5, 2013

    2010 Volkswagen Golf
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great HU for the money, tons of cool features.

    Pros:

    Cons: No Sat Radio or HD Radio built in

    Excellent product

    Written by: Vito from Georgia on May 4, 2013

    2012 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Perfect , if your looking for after market Bluetooth /DVD system, easy to install. If your looking to install your self go to YouTube for video on getting your old system out

    Pros: Sharp looking , easy install , easy to operate

    Cons: Wish it came with bypass parking brake switch, but great !! Otherwise

    Pioneer AVH-X2500BT

    Written by: Mike M. from GU on May 3, 2013

    2004 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I've been researching about this particular model since it was released and finally decided to buy it. It exceeded my expectations especially on the quality of the audio. I installed it in my 04 Honda CRV and it fits perfectly. So far I've had not encountered any issues.

    Pros: UI is easy to navigate. Videos are clear and the audio output is awesome. Bluetooth works well.

    Cons: None so far.

    Not so good

    Written by: agallant80 from NC on May 3, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is the worst Pioneer I have ever owned. I have been using them for years in my cars. This was a swing and a huge miss. The sound quality was so bad I put my stock radio back in and it sounded so much better, the screen feels really cheep, the EQ is the most complicated thing to use add in the cheep touch screen and you will never get your values set. If if had my IPhone plugged in if a call came in it would forget that the phone was attached after the call ended and I would have to unplug and replug the phone in. I would stay away from this head unit. Only good thing I have to say about it was the sound quality of the bluetooth on the other end was great, no one complained about how I sounded when I was on a call with them.

    Pros: Bluetooth works great

    Cons: Cheer, bad sound quality, cheep screen, over complicated EQ.

    pioneer avxh2500bt

    Written by: j Marquez from Las Vegas, NV on May 2, 2013

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I waited for the new model to come out and finally decided to buy it. Have to say its the best stereo I ever owned. Had a few wiring questions and called crutchfield at 8:30 pm and they walked me thru it with no problems . Excellent customer service!!!!

    Pros: Bluetooth sync is fast. Pandora works excellent no need for subscriptions it works without one!!! Video is clear and vast array of kolors is great

    Cons: None

    Pioneer X2500BT

    Written by: Greg from Westfield, MA on April 29, 2013

    2009 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This radio is a great entry level DVD receiver from Pioneer, easy to use and sounds great. I recently installed it in a Subaru Outback w/the Harman Kardon sound system which already sounded good, but lacked some connectivity options I was looking for (USB ans bluetooth). Now the stock radio had sat radio already installed and this pioneer does not have provisions for it but for me it was not an issue since I use Pandora and do not care for Sirius XM anyway for me it was not an issue, just something to keep in mind if you do like Sirius. Installation was pretty straight forward except for a minor deviation due to manual A/C controls in my Subaru, and grounding out the parking brake wire does not bypass the need to hook it into the parking brake switch for video playback. Sound playback is excellent and so is video playback. Plenty of options for connectivity, I removed the factory aux plug in the armrest of my Subaru and installed a PAC USB Extension Cable in its place, purchased w/the radio separately. Now my I-pod just stays in my armrest w/1 cable and doesn't need a separate charger. I-pod can be controlled thru the head unit, no need to be in and out of the armrest. Pandora streams nicely thru my Android phone. Only problem I have noticed is connection glitch between bluetooth and head unit on start up, if radio is left in Pandora selection it will not automatically start back up in Pandora due to time required for the bluetooth device to reconnect on start up.

    Pros: Great sound, Great video playback. Easy to use and great connectivity.

    Cons: Bluetooth connection slow to connect on start up, but once connected works flawlessly. No Sirius XM connection (if you are looking for that).

    Pioneer AVH-X2500BT

    Written by: Anonymous from Youngstown, OH on April 28, 2013

    2010 Mazda 6
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Baught for a 2010 mazda6s. The radio has a verry good warm clean sound. The iser imterface is easy to navigate.

    Pros: Easy to setup and install. Verry good sound quality.

    Cons: None

    Good

    Written by: ChrisChris from Wooster, Ohio on April 25, 2013

    2005 Chrysler 300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Good head unit. It looks very clean installed in my car. I get lots of compliments about it and it's quite easy to use. Installation wasn't too bad either. Crutchfield was very helpful as usual.

    Pros: Easy to use, good screen, lots of functionality. Works fairly well with my android.

    Cons: Pandora app is kinda of glitchy with my android. Better with iPhone.

    Great product, great value

    Written by: Chris from Utah on April 25, 2013

    2006 Chevrolet Express
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Installed this in a small conversion van, wanted an all in one head unit that would have a back up camera monitor and a dvd player- very impressed! Thanks to Crutchfield, the install was easy. Touch screen is nice and easy to use. Sound is great.

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    Pioneer Player

    Written by: nice product from Saipan, MP on April 20, 2013

    2011 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Item came with everything I expected.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Pioneer AVH-X2500BT

    Written by: Art from Grants Pass, Or on April 12, 2013

    2012 Ford F-250
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Unit is very user friendly with respect to operation. Installation was relatively easy with the help of the outstanding tech support folks who I called several times.

    Pros: Simplicity of user interface

    Cons:

    Pioneer AVH-X2500BT

    Written by: lsahnow from Charlottesville, VA on April 5, 2013

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great product awesome sound quality and graphics

    Pros:

    Cons: it was a bear to self install on a Cadillac deville

    Awesome deal!

    Written by: AAQ from Guam on April 3, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    No complaints!

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    Great deal

    Written by: Mr. Espinoza from Sylmar ca, on March 26, 2013

    2005 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
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    This stereo it's so easy to use and all te features it has are so great and the best part is the Bluetooth capability it's has cause now I don't have to worry about cables and replace lost cables like we always had to and I can add multiple things to the Bluetooth like when I drive I connect to my phone and listen to music and also my wife can connect her phone and listen to her stuff it was a great deal and recommend it !!!'

    Pros: Everything is good about it I can't think of anything bad !!!

    Cons: 0

    Excellent

    Written by: Pete from Arizona on March 26, 2013

    2012 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    I've had this installed for about a month now and I must say that I'm really enjoying it. My music sounds great and it's really easy to switch between functions. I've put in a movie to test and the picture and sound are great. We're planning a road trip this summer, so the DVD functionality will come in very handy with the kids. The Bluetooth works great. It's nice to be able to use my phone hands free. The calls come in clear.

    Pros: Sound, Bluetooth, Color options

    Cons: Display is hard to see in bright sunlight. No App support for Windows Phone 8.

    Pioneer AVH-X2500BT

    Written by: Anonymous from painted post, ny on March 13, 2013

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Awesome hands free. Love play pandora off my phone.

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    Pioneer AVH-X2500BT

    Written by: Aj from Hawaii on March 13, 2013

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great mid priced DVD receiver that has many options the higher priced models have but way cheaper! I wanted to upgrade from just a cd receiver to a DVD and/or nav hu but didn't want to spend a ton of money. After several months of searching and comparing, I decided to go with this pioneer unit. I extremely happy I did! From the 8 band eq to the crystal clear Bluetooth to all the bells and whistles, this hu is worth every cent! Even though I previously upgraded the entire sound system in my 07 mustang, this hu makes it sound like I upgraded my entire system again! I highly recommend this hu to anyone looking for a mid priced hu that doesn't want to sacrifice quality for price because this hu delivers it all! And I almost forgot, the DVD pic is great!

    Pros: Looks, sound, eq, Bluetooth, ease of use

    Cons: None

    Won't disappoint !!!!

    Written by: Stacy H from Birmingham, Al. on March 12, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This unit is perfect for my Tacoma, it was budget friendly, easy to use and The response to the touch screen is quick.

    Pros: The basic operations of a DVD receiver is very nice, good EQ settings Great illumination settings to match interior color

    Cons: The apps for the unit does not work as well as expected but I can live with This...

    I'm I'm love

    Written by: android galaxy s3 from Buford, Ga on March 4, 2013

    2011 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This receiver is just simply great, all the features that are needed work excellent. Bluetooth syncs easily with my galaxy s3 and brings all my contacts and call Log to the touch screen that is ultra responsive. The Pandora function works great with album art and Google music can be controlled from the receiver and remote. Audio is a kick in the mouth also. This is the best unit i have ever owned

    Pros: Bluetooth, Pandora, quality screen and touch screen responsiveness

    Cons: Needed more pre-set audio eq settings

    Avh-x2500bt

    Written by: Kory from Louisiana on March 4, 2013

    2011 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    Great DVD receiver. Bluetooth works great very clear. Will buy another one for wife's vehicle.

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    Okay Stereo

    Written by: ratchis2 from Birmingham, AL on February 23, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Unit looks good and sounds good. DVD playback is good. Controlling the iPod via the stereo is slow - you can't just quickly click 'next' (or prev) to skip to the next song; you have to wait a couple of seconds at each song. I have yet to get the stereo to control iPhone apps when an IPhone is connected. My iPhone kept locking up and the stereo would display an error. Also, MotionGPX is listed as on of the apps that you can control via the stereo, what they don't tell you is that MotionX charges you to allow that to happen.

    Pros: Looks good, sounds good, installs easily, can configure illumination, plays/controls iPod, streams audio from iPhone, cell phone functions thru the unit

    Cons: iPod control is slow, app control is buggy

    Enjoy the Unit!!!

    Written by: VicCG from Guam on February 19, 2013

    2009 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I have had the system installed for a month now and it work's great. I am very please thus far. It was a breeze to install on my Toyota Tacoma.

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    Exactly What I Was Looking For