Go for the big screen
Screen size matters — with a larger touchscreen, controls are easier to use and video content has more impact. Pioneer's AVH-X4500BT DVD receiver sports an expansive 7" screen with some pretty cool features. You can browse video files through thumbnail images — just touch them to check out a sneak preview. Want a new EQ curve? Touch Slide technology allows you to draw it on the screen with your finger.
Everything looks better on a 7" screen.
Customize your display
You can customize the AVH-X4500BT by choosing from five display colors and 112 key panel illumination options. When you're playing music from your iPod®, iPhone®, or Android™, Pioneer's MIXTRAX adds special audio effects between songs and variable-color lighting that pulses with the beat of your tunes. It's like having your own DJ on board.
If you're parked and ready for a movie, the WVGA screen plays DVDs and other video content in brighter, clearer detail than most other multimedia receivers. You can also keep your passengers entertained by sending video from the receiver to a rear-seat screen. You'll be able to view video content from your iPod or iPhone with the addition of Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable. If you have an iPhone 5, you'll need a Pioneer cable kit to view video and access apps, along with a free firmware update from Pioneer. And you can play it safe when you throw it into reverse by plugging in a rear-view camera.
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.
Advanced App Mode makes your iPhone a working partner
Pioneer has added their AppRadio smartphone integration technology to this DVD receiver. Advanced App Mode integrates smartphones 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. You can see the simplified App menu on the Pioneer's big touchscreen with a quick glance when you're driving, so you can put your phone's apps to work safely (requires a Pioneer cable kit with iPhone 5). You can learn more and see the latest compatible apps here.
If you're a fan of streaming Internet radio, connect your iPhone to the receiver with Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable, then take charge of your Pandora® account from the touchscreen, complete with thumbs-up and thumbs-down controls. When you connect your iPod to the rear USB input, you'll be able to use the receiver's controls to access your playlists. Handy tools like Alphabet Search and Link Search to make it easier to find the song you want fast. You can also play music files from many Android™ phones when your Android is plugged into the front-panel USB port — see the "Details" tab for more info on device compatibility.
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.
The Bluetooth® advantage
There's no advantage in driving with one hand as you talk on the phone, or squinting at your mobile device to find the next song. This Pioneer brings you the convenience and safety of Bluetooth, easily accessed through your receiver's touchscreen. 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. That makes the world much safer for you and the drivers around you.
Because great sound matters
The receiver's powerful built-in amplifier delivers crisp sound at impressive levels, while the 8-band equalizer gives you more options for tweaking the sound to your liking. Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever perks up the flat sound of compressed music by restoring high-frequency information. Three pairs of high-voltage preamp outputs send a strong, clean signal to external amps, while 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.