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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.

Get it all

Pioneer has packed the AVH-X3600BHS DVD receiver with all the features available for their DVD receiver lineup. Check it out:

  •  Built-in Bluetooth®: Enjoy hands-free calling with your compatible phone, plus the ability to wirelessly stream and control music from your phone or other Bluetooth devices.
  •  Built-in HD Radio™ tuner: You'll notice the impressive sonic advantages right away — FM broadcasts that are near-CD quality, with AM that's as good as what you're used to on FM. You can tune into multiple channels on the same frequency, for more entertainment choices. Plus, the iTunes® tagging feature lets you save song info, so you can purchase the tracks you like later.
  • MirrorLink ready: MirrorLink system provides in-dash control over a growing number of Android™ smartphones. You'll enjoy touchscreen control from your Pioneer over music, phone contacts, and select apps — connect your compatible phone via USB and enjoy a seamless experience. Pioneer's CD-ML100 MirrorLink adapter is required (not included).
  • Advanced App Mode: With Advanced App Mode you can 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. Check the "Details" tab for information on what cables you'll need to enjoy Advanced App Mode. You can see the latest compatible apps here.
  • Optional satellite radio: Add a SiriusXM tuner and subscription for nationwide access to programming you can't get anywhere else — coast-to-coast reception is a huge plus if you travel constantly. And you'll never have to worry about data charges or coverage.
  • Siri Eyes Free: If you've got an iPhone 4S or iPhone 5/5S/5C, you can take advantage of Siri Eyes Free functionality with a touch of the receiver's touchscreen, using your voice to to place calls, select music, hear notification, add reminders — even compose and listen to text messages.

Enjoy your music

Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS

The AVH-X3600BHS features an HD Radio tuner and supports an optional satellite radio tuner.

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The AVH-X3600BHS will play your music, no matter what medium you prefer. You can connect your iPod or iPhone to the rear USB input and use the receiver's controls to access your playlists, while tools like Alphabet Search and Link Search get you to the song you want quickly. Android users aren't left out in the cold. 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.

If you're a fan of streaming Internet radio, connect your iPhone to the receiver with an optional 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, DVDs, discs full of MP3 or WMA music, or USB storage devices loaded with files.

AppRadioLIVE

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.

Tune the sound

This Pioneer sports an 8-band equalizer for making your music sound perfect in your car, and you'll find an auto-equalization feature to tune your system (microphone required). Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever perks up the flat sound of compressed music by restoring high-frequency information.  If you're looking to build a killer system, three pairs of preamp outputs make it easier to connect external amplifiers

Customizable display and excellent video performance

The 6.1" LCD screen on this Pioneer can be customized with variable color choices and backgrounds. 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.
The AVH-X3600BHS plays DVDs in bright, clear detail when you're parked, and when you're on the road, you can entertain your passengers by sending a movie from the receiver to a rear-seat screen — they'll thank you during those long trips (check the "Details" tab for full information on cables required for video playback from iPhones). And of course you can plug in a rear-view camera to play it safe in crowded parking lots.

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.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility) — optional adapter required for viewing video content and Advanced App Mode (see Details tab for info)
    • playback and control through USB of music files on compatible Android devices
    • MirrorLink ready
    • Pandora Internet radio control
    • Advanced App Mode: launch and control compatible apps from your iPhone
    • 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:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: rear A/V input, rear video output, rear A/V and USB inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

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

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    • DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.1" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CXE5116)
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • 58" 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/ visor-bracket (attached 13' cable termianted by a right-angle 2.5mm connector)
    • 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)

    Our Product Research Team

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    Touchscreen Display
    iPod/AppRadio Control
    MirrorLink Technology
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" TFT LCD Touchscreen Color Display: The AVH-X3600BHS 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.

    • Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video - Full (4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only; enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions), Zoom (4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen), Normal (4:3 picture is displayed as it is).
    • Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for the head unit's video source and rear-view camera; including brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color (adjusts color saturation), temperature (adjust the color temperature), and Dimmer (adjusts brightness).
    • OSD + Backgrounds: 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, two moving images, a stored JPEG image, spectrum analyzer, or turned Off.
    Note: The Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS offers English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish text.

    Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on the AVH-X3600BHS's "Favorites" menu screen. Registering your favorite menu items allows you to quickly jump to the registered menu item by a simple touch on the favorites menu. Up to 12 menu items can be registered as a "Favorite".

    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).

    MIXTRAX Illumination: MIXTRAX features a club-style illumination that enhances the mood with a dynamic dance club-like lighting effect. As MIXTRAX begins, lights start pulsing to the beat of the music, adding an extra level of entertainment. You can choose among twelve patterns of lighting variations from sound pressure level or low-pass synchronization modes. The lighting effects work like a spectrum analyzer, reaching peak colors based on the intensity of the music.

    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 stopped 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-X3600BHS 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/AppRadio Control

    iPod Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The Pioneer AVH-3600BHS supports direct connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone through its rear-panel USB port, RGB input, and 3.5mm jack. The AVH-3600BHS offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple iPod/iPhone models. It also provides a special AppRadio mode for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5/5C/5S users which allows you to access a variety of online music, navigation, and other helpful apps. The AVH-3600BHS allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 91dB.

    • Lightning Dock Connector: If you have an iPhone 5/5C/5S with the Lightning-connector, you can use Pioneer's CD-IV203 VGA Interface Cable Kit and the Apple Lighting-to-VGA adapter 472LT2VGA (both sold separately) to access stored music and videos, music and video apps, plus AppRadio Mode for playback of advance applications on the Pioneer AVH-3600BHS. This setup also requires your iPhone 5/5C/5S be paired via Bluetooth to the head unit. If you desire only music playback from your Lightning-connector Apple device, simply use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable (130CDIU52, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the AVH-3600BHS.
    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an iPhone 4/4S with a 30-pin dock connector, use the Pioneer CD-IU201S RGB/USB cable (130IU201S, sold separately) to enjoy playback of stored music and videos, music and video apps, plus access to AppRadio Mode for playback of advance applications on the Pioneer AVH-3600BHS. If you do not own and iPhone 4/4S, but do have another older 30-pin dock connector iPod/iPhone, use the Pioneer CD-IU201V iPod Video cable (130IU201V, sold separately) for playback of music and movies files stored on your device, as well as music apps. Simply use Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU51, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device if you desire stored music and music app playback only.
    Note: 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.

    iPod/iPhone Control + Song/Artist Info & Album Art: The Pioneer AVH-3600BHS lets you control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen, your iPod/iPhone's touchscreen/clickwheel, or a downloaded app. The head unit supports song/artist information and album art.

    • Head Unit: Head Unit mode is supported by 30-pin and Lightning connector iPod/iPhones when used with one of the appropriate cables mentioned above. From the head unit's touchscreen, you can search your iPod/iPhone's audio content by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook; and video content by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, Video Podcast, TV Show, or Rental. 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. In addition, the head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. Older iPod/iPhone device's will be locked during connection, but Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked so you can also control the iPod/iPhone from its touchscreen or clickwheel.
    • App Mode: App Control 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 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 downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5/5C/5S. 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. There is no music information displayed when this unit is set to "App mode". Instead, all music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen. App Control mode requires the CD-IV203 VGA Interface Cable Kit /Apple Lightning-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately) for Lightning connector Apple devices; and the CD-IU201V or CD-IU201S Pioneer cable (sold separately) for 30-pin dock connector devices.
    Note: Video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle's parking brake is fully engaged.

    AppRadio Mode: Using the Pioneer CD-IV203 VGA Interface Cable Kit / Apple Lightning-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately) to connect the AVH-3600BHS to your iPhone 5/5C/5S (iOS 7.1.2) loaded with Pioneer's free AppRadio application from the Apple App Store, you can enjoy full on-screen access and control of your music, navigation, calendar, contacts, and more with an intuitive interface; formatted and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation. The same can be done with the iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.3+) using Pioneer's CD-IU201S RGB/USB cable (sold separately). 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. Visit the Pioneer AppRadio Mode Site for the latest compatible apps. Compatible apps include (as of 9/25/2014):

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    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. Stored movies and videos can also be accessed through the CarMediaPlayer.
    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.
    iHeartAuto: The iHeartAuto app provides safe, easy, and free access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from across the country. Plus, in the same app you can create custom stations based on your favorite artists or songs. With the top live radio stations in America and more than 15 million songs in our catalog, iHeartAuto features more music, backed by better music programming, than any other service available.
    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 has been optimized the iPhone. The StreamS HiFi Radio app ($3.99) 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.
    MyPV: The MyPV app for iPhone uses an up-to-date music video ranking system from eight countries across the world, so you can select your favorite promotional videos and create playlists. You can put videos registered on your playlists on continuous playback. Because you can also register search results from YouTube for playlists, you can easily create lists using your favorite videos. You can also repeat and loop videos registered on your playlists.
    Stezza: Take control of your iPod music with style and ease, because the Stezza app ($0.99) has big buttons for big fingers. Featuring a modern design, playing music has never been safer when driving. Multiple color themes for the fashion conscious, all the usual controls, podcasts, and iTunes Match supported.
    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, 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.
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    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. This navigation app also requires a $24.99 one time fee for the maps to display on-screen, and a one year $9.99 subscription for Voice Guidance feature. MotionX-GPS Drive is a complete GPS navigation solution, designed and optimized for the iPhone, 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 iOS application. MotionX-GPS Drive Offers full support for the iPhone 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. 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.
    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.
    iGO Primo North America: The iGO primo app ($24.99) is powered by the same tried-and-trusted iGO Engine used in millions of GPS navigation devices around the world. The maps are part of the application so there are no roaming fees (no need for cellular network coverage). Highlighted features include; fast, short, easy-to-follow, and green routes, automatic route recalculation, multipoint-route support, smart keyboard & history, TTS Pro, in-app shop, local/POI search, and more.
    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 lifetime subscription) for iPhone 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 AppRadio, while control is still handled from the iPhone.
    Sygic: The Sygic app ($29.99) offers high quality TomTom maps stored on your iPhone together with a robust set of navigation features to help you drive with confidence.
    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.
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    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.
    Beej!: Beej! for iPhone ($1.99) is an in-vehicle location/navigation application ($1.99). Beej! quickly identifies your position and allows you to select the nearest bank, bar, gas station, hospital, hotel, restaurant and more. Beej! provides a complete list of all the businesses in the category selected, including the distance from your current location and address, with options to get directions (via MotionX-GPS Drive app) or place a call to the selected business. The layout and aesthetics provide optimal in-vehicle viewing, without becoming a distraction for drivers from safe vehicle operations.
    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.
    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.
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    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 ($2.99) 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.
    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.
    Top Headlines: The Top Headlines app (free) is an audible news app which lets you listen to the most recent new updates from multiple sources.
    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: AppRadio Mode is currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display issues. To maintain use of AppRadio Mode, please continue using iOS 7.1.2 with your iPhone. Clicker here for more details from Pioneer.

    AppRadioLive: Now within the AppRadio App mode is the AppRadioLive App for iPhone 4/4S and iPhone 5/5C/5S (iOS 7.1.2). The AppRadioLive app simplifies AppRadio mode and your drive by combining the information you need during your commute into a single, easy-to-use interface. Maps, media, news information, and your events calendar are within reach within a smooth and intuitive interface on the head unit's touchscreen.

    • Maps: The AppRadioLive app uses the native maps from your smartphone overlaid with INRIX live traffic data to provide live traffic and incident information to give you an estimated time of arrival at your chosen destination. You can even use Yelp to find points of interest along the way, including restaurant ratings and reviews. The AppRadioLive map feature also allows destinations to b exported directly into any of the user's favorite AppRadio compatible navigation apps; such as MotionX-GPS Drive, iGO Primo, Navfree, and Waze to obtain route and voice guidance.
    • Media: AppRadioLive also lets you play your stored music library directly from your smartphone. And, you can access over 25 millions songs from your Rdio account. Or, you can access over 25,000+ radio shows and podcasts from your Stitcher account.
    • News: AppRadioLive lets you stay up to date on the latest news with the help of Feedly and text-to-speech technology. You can check the weather for your current location, home, work, or destination.
    • Calendar Events: The AppRadioLive app lets you stay organized by accessing your smartphone's calendar and Facebook events in a single, simple interface. Learn about nearby concerts, sporting events and more with EventSeeker, and easily add those events to your calendar.
    Note: AppRadio Mode is currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display issues. To maintain use of AppRadio Mode, please continue using iOS 7.1.2 with your iPhone. Clicker here for more details from Pioneer.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-3600BHS supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 9/25/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone App Mode AppRadio ***** Pandora Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y** Y N Y** N N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y** Y N Y** N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y** Y N Y** N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.1.1 Y Y*** Y Y Y*** Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 7.1.1 Y Y*** Y Y Y*** Y*** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 7.1.21 Y* Y**** Y Y Y**** Y**** Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.0 Y* N Y Y Y**** N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y** Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y** Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y** Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y** Y Y Y** N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th* 7.1.1 Y* N Y Y Y**** N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y** Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y** Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y** Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y* N Y N Y**** N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y** Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y** Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y** Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y** Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y** Y N Y** N Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 7.1.2 Y Y** Y Y Y** N Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 7.1.2 Y Y** Y Y Y** N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    4/air 7.1.2 Y* N Y Y Y**** N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.1.2 Y* N Y Y Y**** N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    Note:
    • *****AppRadio and AppRadioLive Modes are currently not compatible with iOS 8 due to stability and display issues. To maintain use of AppRadio Mode, please continue using iOS 7.1.2 with your iPhone. Click here for more details from Pioneer.
    • ****Requires the Pioneer CD-IV203 VGA Interface Cable Kit and the Apple Lightning-to-VGA adapter (all sold separately) in AppRadio mode.
    • ***Requires the Pioneer's RGB/USB CD-IU201S cable (130IU201S, sold separately).
    • **Requires Pioneer's CD-IU201V iPod video cable (130IU201V, sold separately).
    • *Requires the Pioneer Lightning connector cable (130CDIU52, sold separately), or the Lightning cable that came with your Apple device.
    • 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.

    MirrorLink Technology

    MirrorLink (for Samsung & Sony): The Pioneer AVH-3600BHS provides compatibility with MirrorLink, an in-vehicle connectivity standard created by the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). MirrorLink offers seamless connectivity between your compatible smartphone and the Pioneer AVH-3600BHS receiver using the Pioneer CD-ML100 MirrorLink Interface Adapter (130CDML100, sold separately). The MirrorLink interface lets you access certain music, map, and phone applications from the head unit's touchscreen for a more convenient and safer in-car experience. MirrorLink certified mobile devices include select Samsung & Sony smartphones.

    • Drive Link for Samsung Galaxy S 3/Note 2: To use MirrorLink with your Samsung Galaxy S 3 or Note 2, the free "Drive Link" application must be downloaded from Samsung Apps and installed on your compatible Samsung Galaxy S 3 smartphone. Once downloaded, individual apps are grouped into three categories (Music, Location, Phone) for easy access.
    • Sony Xperia Z: The Sony Xperia Z (with latest firmware update) does not require an additional app download.
    Note: The MirroLink interface adapter plugs into the RGB port of the AVH-3600BHS. Because MirrorLink and AppRadio mode require the RGB port, you can only use one.

    MirrorLink App: To use MirrorLink with your Samsung Galaxy S 3 or Note 2, the free Drive Link application must be downloaded from Samsung Apps and installed on your compatible Samsung Galaxy S 3/Note 2 smartphone. The Sony Xperia Z does not require an app download. Once connected, individual apps are grouped into three categories ("Music", "Location/Drive", "Phone/Call") for easy access. You'll be able to quickly access your stored music, navigation maps, as well as hands-free phone calls directly from the Pioneer AVH-3600BHS's touchscreen.

    • Music: You can listen to every music file stored in the smartphone. You can search for your music files by Favorites, Playlists, Artists, Albums, or All Songs.
    • Location (Drive): You can navigate via Google Maps. You are able to speak and type destinations. The app provides you with an on-screen map screen and audible directions.
    • Phone (Call): The app retrieves all contact information stored in the smartphone. You can make and answer phone calls from the head unit's touchscreen, just as you would normally do on your smartphone. The head unit will even read aloud text messages and let you reply.
    Note: For more information regarding MirrorLink, please visit www.mirrorlink.com.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The AVH-X3600BHS is equipped with built-in Bluetooth ver. 3.0 (powered by Parrot), allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-X3600BHS without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be registered to this head unit; only one device can be used at a time.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The AVH-X3600BHS supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP/PBAB) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The AVH-X3600BHS allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the AVH-X3600BHS, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by entering the phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad (0-9, *, #, +, C).
    • Speed (Preset) Dialing: You can easily store up to six phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
    • Phone Book: The phone book in your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically (A-Z).
    • Call Log: The 80 most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
    • Voice Control: If your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone is equipped with the voice control feature, you can use voice commands to make calls.
    Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention, such as dialing numbers on the touchscreen monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to access these functions.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. The AVH-X3600BHS will be able to control basic playback features; Play, Pause, & Skip Tracks (app must also support). The head unit will also display your music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. (app must also support). When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.

    Siri Eyes-Free Functionality: When paired and connected with an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone for "Siri Eyes-Free" functionality. When activated, Siri voice prompts play through the vehicle's speakers and the user's commands and questions are received and transmitted to the receiver using the external microphone. Siri Eyes-Free provides access to many iPhone Siri functions such as music selection, making phone calls, and audible navigation (map will be displayed on iPhone); as well as listening to text messages, calendar information, and reminders. The head unit's touschreen monitor will only indicate hands-free calling and song/artist information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: Your iPhone with Siri can be connected via Bluetooth and USB simultaneously. You can only access stored music using Siri when the head unit's source is iPod or Bluetooth Audio. All other Siri functions can be accessed from any source. The head unit's audio is muted while Siri provides audible voice prompts.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: 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 AVH-X3600BHS supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with music, video, and photo files.

    USB Port: The unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) or USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) compliant device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC device and music only on your USB MTP device through the Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The unit's rear-panel USB port supports Android OS 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich/Jelly Bean) as a Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) device. It also supports Android OS 2.2+ (Froyo/Gingerbread) as a Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; as of 12/18/2013. The receiver does not support Android OS 3.1+ (Honeycomb) or other Android operating systems not listed.

    Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS 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) USB (MSC/MTP)
    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; 11.025-48kHz 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; 11.025-48kHz sampling rates
    WAV: 8- or16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates (not supported by MTP)
    Video DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution; 2GB max file size (not supported by MTP)
    MPEG-1/2/4:
    720 x 1280 max resolution; 8GB max file size (not supported by MTP)
    Photo JPEG: max resolution of 8192 x 7680 (not supported by MTP)
    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.

    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.

    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-X3600BHS.

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

    HD+Pandora+SiriusXM Radio

    HD Radio: The Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS's built-in HD Radio tuner lets you listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD Radio, your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound, and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD Radio is 100% subscription free. The unit's tuner also supports analog AM/FM broadcasts.

    • Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast programs (HD1 to HD3, and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
    • Station Text/Album Art + RDS: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. The head unit also supports Album Art from select HD Radio stations. For analog FM stations, the Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as song/artist information when listening to compatible RDS FM stations.
    • Supertuner IIID: The Supertuner IIID 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.
    • Reception Blending: If a digital broadcast reception condition gets poor, this unit automatically switches to the analog broadcast of the same frequency level. If this function is set to "On", the tuner switches between digital broadcast and analog broadcast automatically. If this function is 'Off', reception will be conducted within an analog broadcast.
    • BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function lets you automatically store the six strongest analog or HD 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.
    • iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's information (tag) from a HD Radio or RDS FM broadcasting station to your USB-direct connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store.

    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to www.hdradio.com to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Pandora App: The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the AVH-X3600BHS via the appropriate Pioneer iPod connector cable (CD-IU51 / CD-IU52 / CD-IU201V / CD-IU201S) or the connector-cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Pioneer AVH-4600BT. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. The Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS will provide control over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song information; as well as Album art.

    • Station List w/ Shuffle: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also listen to songs played randomly from various stations within your Station List.
    • New Stations: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing.
    • 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/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.

    SiriusXM Ready: The Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS CD receiver is SiriusXM Ready, so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and more. Simply connect the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV200, sold separately) to the dedicated SiriusXM port on the rear of the head unit and enjoy satellite radio without additional translators or cables. With the SiriusXM Connect tuner you'll have access to more than 150 channels of exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM All Access" package (subscription required). Visit SiriusXM.com for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel/Category Lists: The Channel List displays a list of all available channels. The Category List displays all available categories and stations within those categories.
    • Metadata Display: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD touchscreen.
    • Presets: You can store up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio Station Presets.
    • Tune Start: Tune Start allows you to choose whether to start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to a preset music channel.
    • Tune/Category Scan: You can scan through channels within categories or songs from your preset channels. Tune Scan allows you to play back six seconds of each song in a preset music channel. Category Scan lets you play back six seconds of a live broadcast in the currently selected category.
    • Instant Replay: Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 60 minutes of live content.
    • iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag songs you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your iPod/iPhone (connected to your head unit via USB). The next time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes, you will be able to preview your selections and then purchase and download them directly from iTunes.
    • Parental Control: The SiriusXM Parental Control feature allows you to control access to channels that you consider inappropriate for younger listeners. When enabled, The Parental Control feature requires you to enter a 4-digit passcode to tune to the locked channels.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    Audio Section

    24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from DVDs, CDs, and flash media, the Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS 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 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)
    Note: The power specifications for the AVH-X3600BHS 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.

    2V/6CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS 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. The Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS lets you adjust the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).

    Crossovers: The AVH-X3600BHS 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.

    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.

    Audio Settings: The head unit provides further sound adjustments for your car audio system.

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

    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/Media App Control mode or with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone/iPad. It is also not supported by USB MTP devices.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation.

    AV Connections

    Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS 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-X3600BHS 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-X3600BHS is equipped with a composite video rear-view camera input for the addition of an optional backup camera (130NDBC6, sold separately). The unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image. When the vehicle's transmission is put in reverse, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (violet/white wire of the harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.8 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-X3600BHS allows you to connect the Pioneer AVIC-U260 add-on navigation unit (130AVIC260, 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 or MirrorLink from your compatible smartphone, then you cannot connect this add-on navigation module (or vise-versa).

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS 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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    Written By Anonymous, Colorado on Saturday, October 18, 2014
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    Looked good and sounds good.to bad I had to sent back because scoche dash kit wouldn't work right in my 2010 camaro.
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    5 out of 5

    great product support-great product

    Written By dwolfe, maple grove mn on Friday, October 03, 2014
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    Bought one for both my and my son's 2006 Nissan Altima. used the Crutchfield suggested harnesses and brackets. Took a little figuring to run the backup camera down the wiring channel under the door kickplates. All worked great. used the suggested steering wheel control module. After a few calls to Crutchfield support, they answered all my questions and walked me through the first install. Everything works perfectly. Connecting the reverse sensor and emergency brake sensor a breeze with technical support on the line. Found the correct wires the first time. Thanks Crutchfield support, they even helped setting up the system after install. I mounted the microphone next to the radio by drilling hole in cover plate getting a rubber grommet to fit that holds the microphone
    Pros:
    Support team gave me the confidence to do the install myself. My son drives hands off the phone.
    Cons:
    none yet
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    4 out of 5

    Almost Perfect

    Written By Jason K., Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday, October 02, 2014
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    This unit is awesome. I did research on every unit in this series, and this one best suits my needs. I love the equalizer. It is a must have for anyone who is picky about sound quality like myself. The hands free calling works flawlessly, and comes with a microphone which is a plus. I snapped it to the top of my rear view mirror and it works great. I also purchased a SiriusXm tuner to use with this unit, and it works flawlessly. My only complaint is that the mute button is right under the volume down button. Sometimes I accidentally push mute instead of volume down. That's really not a big deal, as I usually use the remote.
    Pros:
    Attractive design, lots of options, works flawlessly, it's PIONEER!
    Cons:
    Mute button is too close to the volume down button
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    5 out of 5

    A lot of receiver for a little money.....

    Written By Mikeljay, Lenoir City, Tn on Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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    A great upgrade from the factory Toyota radio that was installed in my 2010 Tacoma. Installation was pretty straight forward, with the exception of the removal of the clock/passenger side airbag module ( it was a pain to remove ). The face plate that came with the install kit was a match to the factory dash panel and gave the install a factory look. The HD radio is a BIG plus, station sound is CD quality, plus being able to connect my iPod makes it easy to switch sources and keep the "tunes" flowing while on the road. Being able to connect my Andriod smartphone via Bluetooth is nice also! Not only am I able to use my phone hands free to make and take calls with the unit, I am also able to stream PANDORA from my phone via Bluetooth, and the sound is quite good! Everything works as it should. The steering wheel controls work as they should and the install of the module was quite easy and a "snap" to set up. If you are looking for an upgrade to the anemic factory head unit, look no further. This one, is a keeper!
    Pros:
    HD radio ( WOW!! ), Bluetooth, Pandora, great sound and power output
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    2 out of 5

    Installed in a 2006 Mustang

    Written By Ron H, Canton MI on Sunday, September 14, 2014
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    I bought this unit for two reasons, one to have a USB port to play music from a storage device, and two to use iPhone apps. Well it seems I can have one or the other. If I connect my iPhone via Bluetooth in order to use the apps, the USB port goes away. if I use the USB port to play music I can't use the apps. Another thing the display is totally useless in daylight. It looks great in my garage but on the street when the sun is shining I can't see anything. The sound on the other hand is terrific it exceeded my expectation, the bass is awesome. But, because of the problem with not being able to use the apps and USB without switching inputs, the unit to me is a bust.
    Pros:
    Great sound
    Cons:
    Can't use the USB and Appradio without changing how my iPhone is connected
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS

    Written By KellyK, Georgetown, Tx on Thursday, August 28, 2014
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    It has only been a week but I am in love with this receiver. I bought it simply as a technology upgrade for my '06 Chevy Silverado and I'm currently on gadget overload with everything that it can do beyond my factory stereo. I was worried about integration into my current system as I have the Bose sound system but it integrated flawlessly and the sound quality is amazing. Its safe to say that I had no idea what the Bose system in my truck could do until now. The Bluetooth is outstanding, the user interface is simple and intuitive, and the hands-free features make it all very convenient. I paired it with a couple of metra wiring harnesses in order to retain my factory chimes and steering wheel controls and it all works great. I can't say enough good things about this receiver so I will leave you with my one complaint, it was clearly designed to specifically interface with iPhones and the android compatibility was added as an after thought. This makes integrating to an android phone a little clunky but once set up it works well.
    Pros:
    Great features and seem-less integration.
    Cons:
    Interface designed specifically for iPhone users with Android as an after thought.
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    4 out of 5

    Great Choice!

    Written By JohnD, Baltimore, MD on Monday, August 25, 2014
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    I have been using my receiver for about two months. The install was straight forward. The only issue that I had was identifying my parking brake cable but a quick call to Crutchfield took care of that issue. I installed my radio in 2004 expedition. I used the included harness to prewire my stereo before I went out to the truck. I didn't need any special tools to install the radio. I ran the microphone wire underneath my headliner and down my side pillar. When I use the hands free calling feature I never get any complaints from friends on the receiving end. The remote is nice and my iPhone 5s integration is good. I didn't spring for the extra cable to watch video but maybe one day. :) I love streaming Pandora through my radio. The radio makes the inside of my truck look better and the sound quality is excellent and that is with stock speakers and no amp. The touchscreen interface is responsive. The HD radio is a nice feature but the signal in my area is hit or miss. When the HD radio does have a signal it is so clear there is a noticeable difference between the digital and analog signal. The DVD player works as expected.
    Pros:
    Value for the Price. Bluetooth IPhone 5s integration Touch screen interface Hands free microphone
    Cons:
    Screen is hard to see in bright light. Price of accessories needed to use the video function of iPhone 5 and above. HD Radio Signal strength (this might just be my location)
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    4 out of 5

    Good Unit for Price

    Written By Brian, Odenton, MD on Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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    I purchased this head unit to replace my factory unit in my Sport Trac. Specifically, I was looking for handsfree capability for the phone and use of a screen to run my GPS instead of relying on a phone mount on my windshield or dash. The first use is fantastic. The bluetooth runs flawlessly and connects with ease to my iPhone 5. The screen is not so friendly. The required cables don't pose too much of a problem, but the setup is a nightmare. I ended up emailing Pioneer just to get directions on ridding myself of the "incompatible USB" message. The instruction manual offers no instruction aside from pluggin in the cables. The process is much more involved than that. Maybe it's because it uses VGA instead of HDMI to Lightning, but there is sometimes a lag in data transfer from the the phone to the screen and I've missed a few turns because it wasn't updating quickly enough or just stopped cold. The screen is sometimes unresponsibe when in App Radio. And this may be a flaw with the phone, but running concurrent apps like Pandora and the GPS through the phone to the radio drains the battery even while pugged in and charging...and my phone begins heating up very quickly. May or may not have anything to do with the charging provided through the USB fromthe radio. As for the sound, I do not like that I cannot indendently control the sound to knock down the base. I like presents but a simple bass control would be very helpful.
    Pros:
    Cost-efficient Sylish Good Video Playback Crisp bluetooth connection to iPhone Fairly easy learning curve
    Cons:
    Complicated setup to use App Radio No sound control aside from manipulating equalizers or using presets Unresponsive touch screen at times Shoddy radio reception...even when signal is at full strength and in the middle of the city
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    5 out of 5

    Great Radio

    Written By Victor, Hendersonville, NC on Monday, August 11, 2014
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    Love this radio. Easy install. Blue tooth was one of the reasons I bought this and it works great. Hands free phone is better than wife's in her Subaru. I hung the mic on gear shit and conversation is clear and not garbled. Whole phone book was downloaded when I synced iphone. XM is great
    Pros:
    Blue tooth
    Cons:
    None I can think of
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    5 out of 5

    Great phone integration.

    Written By JayC, Tacoma, WA on Sunday, August 10, 2014
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    Pandora works flawlessly through the deck.
    Pros:
    The HD Radio is so much better than my 4 year old double din Pioneer deck that didn't have it.
    Cons:
    None so far.
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    5 out of 5

    AVH-3600BHS (PIONEER)

    Written By Robert, Indianapolis, IN on Saturday, July 19, 2014
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    love this system. It cost less than factory & has more features. It also looks completely factory installed.
    Pros:
    I has a DVD PLAYER that the factory doesn't have
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS

    Written By precastlou, Westville N.J. on Thursday, July 10, 2014
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    Very cool radio. It has all the things that I need
    Pros:
    Touch screen, user friendly
    Cons:
    screen could be easier to see
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    4 out of 5

    Solid Unit, but not perfect.

    Written By Anonymous, eureka, ca on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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    This unit has good features and is easy to use. The only real downside (other than needing to buy a separate unit for Mirrorlink)are two fold: the screen shows fingerprints far too much, particularly considering modern touchscreens on phones hardly do without the assistance of a bucket of fried chicken; and the Bluetooth media connection is rather flaky and sluggish.

    For the pricepoint, it does what it should, but could certainly do it better.
    Pros:
    Good features and sound quality.
    Cons:
    Fingerprint magnet, shaky Bluetooth media connection, and necessity of purchasing another $100+ unit for mirrorlink.
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    5 out of 5

    Great radio

    Written By Greg C., Oklahoma on Friday, June 06, 2014
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    Bought it just for the bluetooth and the touchscreen double din and everything else just made this radio so much better.
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome unit

    Written By elvinrod, San juan, PR on Tuesday, June 03, 2014
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    I installed this unit on a 06 C230 Mercedes Benz and so far I am impressed with this radio capabilities. Everything works just fine. The hardware and instructions provided by Crutchfield made installation a breeze even on a complicated car like mine. Tech support was a HUGE plus. I recommend this unit if you want to upgrade your stock radio without having to break the bank. Bluetooth integration works great to make phone calls and stream music from Rhapsody. AppRadio is pretty cool for iPod and Pandora.
    Pros:
    Looks Awesome Good HD Radio reception Bluetooth integration for phone calls and streaming music apps AppRadio for iPod and Pandora Customizable screen DVD player
    Cons:
    The only thing I don't like so far is that GPS apps appear on the radio screen only when the parking brake is engaged
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    4 out of 5

    Magic

    Written By LouB, Gaithersburg MD on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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    Great sound quality, ease of set up and built in EQ make this unit a great way to enjoy the magic of music.
    Pros:
    Built in EQ, DVD playback, Bluetooth and aux input.
    Cons:
    No DVD playback without the parking brake engaged Small clock readout
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS

    Written By MikeO, Denver, CO on Sunday, May 18, 2014
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    An easy and attractive upgrade to the factory blah...
    Pros:
    Sleek design and ease of setup. The HD radio was a welcome surprise. I didn't realize just how good the sound quality would be!
    Cons:
    In my case, it's the backup camera setup. It works fine but having to turn off the feature after it's used is a bit cumbersome.
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    4 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS

    Written By donb, Carmel, CA on Friday, May 16, 2014
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    I bought this unit in order to have bluetooth connectivity with my iPhone 4s, as well as HD radio. Both meet my needs, and work as they should. I also was interested in Pioneer's AppRadio app, and so far have not tried to do much besides checking to see that it works. Connecting phone to unit to use apps requires a special cable, which I routed through the glove box. I guess this a reasonable alternative to a navigation receiver if the maps app works. GPS needs are infrequent, so this is a more reasonable price point. One thing to be aware of is that the screen can get washed out in bright sun, which makes it a little harder to read, especially until you get used to where the different buttons on the screen are located
    Pros:
    Bluetooth connectivity HD Radio
    Cons:
    Screen is easily washed out in bright sun
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    3 out of 5

    Do not buy for AppRadio and iPhone 5

    Written By CelloBrain, Allentown, PA on Saturday, April 26, 2014
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    I bought this in part for the HD/satellite radio, DVD player, and bluetooth connectivity. Great unit for those features. However I also bought this receiver specifically so I could use iPhone 5 apps with it. HUGE MISTAKE!! It is pretty much useless for that purpose. I should have looked at the reviews of Pioneer's AppRadio on the App Store before buying. I'm exchanging the AVH-X3600BHS for the AVH-4000NEX, and keeping my fingers crossed for firmware update and CarPlay. I really want that feature to work!
    Pros:
    Great DVD receiver and HD/satellite radio. Great bluetooth connectivity.
    Cons:
    Useless for running iPhone 5 apps.
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    4 out of 5

    pioneer quailty

    Written By schn100, new york on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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    new unit, great sound,
    Pros:
    nice screen size, great sound,
    Cons:
    extra cables required for app feature, difficult to get working correctly, gave up on it for now
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    5 out of 5

    Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS

    Written By ALVIN, MIDDLETOWN NY on Thursday, April 10, 2014
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    GOOD
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    2014 WRX Install And Thoughts

    Written By Thill, Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, March 29, 2014
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    I was looking for a head unit to replace the terrible stock unit in my 2014 WRX hatchback. I already owned a set of JL Audio C5-650 component speakers and a Rockford Fosgate 100 watt per channel (4 ohm) to power them. I was looking for a head unit that had a nice interface, RDS, HD radio, Bluetooth, and app integration with my iPhone 5s. After doing some research and speaking with Crutchfield I settled on the AVH-X3600BHS. I also had to buy an Axxess ASWC steering wheel module.
    Pros:
    Stock unit sounds very good with the JL Audio speakers. Huge improvement over stock. HD radio sounds very good. Steering wheel controls are work perfectly. Head unit is responsive and there are minimal delays, even with Bluetooth audio. Pioneer microphone sounds better than stock mic during calls My iPhone 5S syncs everytime within about 5 seconds. EQ options are easy to use. Waze GPS app works pretty good. Bluetooth via the iPhone works well for streaming music and it is easy to naviga
    Cons:
    The buttons to switch radio stations via the touchscreen are small. You can make them larger, but the setting does not stay. Appradio works with my iPhone 5S, but it is a little klunky. Glare is pretty bad with this unit when the sun is hitting the screen. Although this is true of most units in this price range.
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    5 out of 5

    AVH-X3600BHS

    Written By Kenny, Cooper City, FL on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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    Beyond expectations! Crutchfield's tech support was right there when I needed them. The kit worked great in my mustang GT 2001. Will purchase again from Crutchfield, thanks guys!
    Pros:
    Screen was much bigger than I expected. Sound quality was great. Very user friendly.
    Cons:
    Installation had some work involved. Worth the effort.
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    4 out of 5

    Second choice but better choice

    Written By antwyan, Greensboro, NC on Sunday, March 16, 2014
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    I had to go with this radio after many felled attempts to install the 8500 model in my vehicle. It looks, sounds, and works great.
    Pros:
    Connected to Pandora with no problem
    Cons:
    It's not the 8500 that I really wanted.
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    5 out of 5

    Worth the Purchase

    Written By TL, San Antonio, TX on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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    I have purchased Pioneer products before and have been very satisfied. This product continued that tradition. After my second factory radio went out on my Tundra I decided to go aftermarket. This receiver was easy to install minus a fuse issue that took a while to figure out. The only issue I have is that the Mirrorlink software is not yet compatible with my Android phone. However this is an app problem and has nothing to do with the actual receiver. Crutchfield is fantastic! I do my homework before purchasing and they answered all my questions. I even had questions answered about my vehicle that the dealer could not answer correctly. When I ran into an issue during installation, I called and had a tech troubleshoot my issue. The tech stayed on the line until we figured out it was a fuse issue. Step by step instructions tailored to my exact vehicle and incredible customer service for a lower price than anywhere else I researched. I will be a repeat customer.
    Pros:
    Sound Production Bluetooth/Android Friendly/Pandora Ability to Personalize User friendly Looks great
    Cons:
    Mirrorlink not yet working for phone integration (Bluetooth works great though)
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    3 out of 5

    Disappointed

    Written By Art, Massachusetts on Thursday, March 06, 2014
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    I bought the Pioneer AVH-X3600BHS head unit and an Axxess ASWC-1 steering wheel control kit. After installation I discovered that the steering wheel control kit cannot control most Pioneer head units (including this one) with respect to PICK-UP and HANG-UP on an iPhone 5S. Thus in order to make a call using my iPhone 5S i must use the small Bluetooth phone screen on the display of this head unit. Neither the automatic or manual setup of the ASWC-1 was able to work around this problem. The PICK-UP and HANG-UP buttons on the steering wheel cannot be programmed to make calls. Ironically when automatic programming of the ASWC-1 is used those buttons do funky things like changing the FM channels. Another thing that I dislike is the screen display when using CDs for music show virtually no information about the CD except for a very tiny number that displays which track is playing. And finally the Owner's Manual is not very helpful to learn how to set various functions such a setting the telephone numbers in the 6 Preset Dial list. The manual tells you how to use them to dial preset telephone numbers but nowhere does it tell how to preset them.
    Pros:
    Great Sound great Display when using an iPod
    Cons:
    Doesn't allow hands free use of iPhone 5S with steering wheel controls for iPhone Poor display of information when playing CDs Owner's Manual is not helpful.
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    3 out of 5

    Great audio, mediocre AppRadio

    Written By Duncan, Massachusetts on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
     
    Buy this radio for the great audio features and excellent sound quality. Do not buy it for AppRadio. While the integration with the iPhone 5S works pretty well, the apps need a lot of work. When you select an app, many times an error message saying 'this application is not supported' pops up, but the app loads anyways. Here is the biggest flaw: When you load an app, such as maps or Nav Free, it kills the audio. What is the point of using a navigation app when you can't listen to music? This is a decent start for Pioneer but they really need to mature the apps features.
    Pros:
    Excellent audio quality Solid SiriusXM and iPhone integration for music Ability to customize display colors to match existing instrument panel
    Cons:
    Cumbersome, two step process to initiate Siri voice control on iPhone AppRadio kills the audio when you're using apps, such as maps and navigation Small preset radio buttons on screen
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