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.

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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.

High-resolution screen

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.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 7" motorized touchscreen with multi-angle adjustments
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • Pandora Internet radio control
    • Advanced App Mode: launch and control compatible apps from your compatible 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:
    • built-in audio iPod control — optional adapters required for viewing video content, Pandora control, and Advanced App Mode
    • playback and control of Android media files
    • 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 (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
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    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.

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    Might be old, but still a great head unit!

    Written By AJ, Silver Spring, MD on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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    I originally ear marked the 4100 model as "the one" I wanted to purchase when my stock system bit the dust. It took longer than anticipated for that to happen, and I'm kinda glad it did. Having BT built in and no longer requiring a SEPARATE unit is a nice touch, and I think the functionality of the Pioneer head units have come a long way in that time, as well.

    In the short time I've owned this unit, I've been impressed with all aspects of operation. Get in the car in the morning, start the car, put the phone in the holder, get everything situated, and my music is ready to play via BT connection. No more auxiliary plugs and wires, crystal clear sound, great volume, and very easy to use.

    CDs sound great as well. I have yet to try the DVD option out, but I'm certainly not worried about it due to how well everything else has worked so far.

    I connected the HU to an Alpine 4 channel amp and have plans of utilizing a similar Alpine D-class subwoofer amplifier in the future. Going from having a stock system that required turning the volume knob 3/4 to full just to hear the sound, to having plenty of GREAT music at a fraction of the volume range is tremendous. I'm excited to have this head unit in my car and can't wait to put it to good use on long car rides.

    Pros: Built in BT offers easy access to my music on my phone, 4V amp preouts provide lots of power to amps, easy controls, wired microphone for hands free calling, easy to setup and use.

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    Written By Anonymous, las vegas on Sunday, April 13, 2014

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    My first time to use crutchfield and im glad I did easy to order and all the free stuff that comes with order is awesome. I didnt have to order everything separately and free shipping. Plus you get free tech support i will be using them again.

    Pros: The reason I oreder the headunit was because of the 4v preouts and the equalizer function. Well the price was really good and the screen is very nice and colors are bright.

    Cons: The only problem I have with the unit is the screen position setting. My dash is slanted away from me and not in a straight up and down position. The stereo's screen only tilts upward and if adjusted I cant see screen. Wish they would have specified that before I purchased it.

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    Written By Adam, San Diego CA on Monday, March 31, 2014

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    Great receiver for the money. Easy to install and very nice loohing.

    Pros: Appradio

    Cons: None

    Love it!!

    Written By Vanessa, orlando fl on Saturday, March 22, 2014

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    I love my new stereo. I had to have it installed for me just because I didn't want to mess anything up but it's perfect. I'm going to buy another one for my boyfriends car. Works great with my Toyota Corolla and the blue tooth is so clear. I have a Galaxy note 3 and it pairs great with it. I sometimes have trouble with the pandora but I think it's the app not the stereo.

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    Written By Anonymous, Madison north carolina on Sunday, March 16, 2014

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    Great product extremely happy with the unit and the service fast shipping and easy installation with provided kit

    05 mustang

    Written By Paul S., Kennett,MO on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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    Install was much much simpler than anticipated. Will make you want to purchase better speakers all the way around. For the price an excellent upgrade from the Shaker 500 system. Set up was easy. Plug and play with the addition of the harnesses provided by Crutchfield. Not an electronic guru considered profesional installation, however, it was very, I mean very easy to install. One thing I like about this unit is I am able to add my own background photos. Most units for the pice don't allow this from the research i completed.

    Pros: Very simple set up

    Cons: You will want to buy better speakers !

    Meh

    Written By Trktwo, Biloxi on Sunday, March 09, 2014

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    Decent radio, I bought it to use with iphone 5. If that's your plan, don't do it. This is not the radio for you. Pioneer apps suck. I also bought the iphone 5 cord, and did the firm wear upgrade. I wish I hadn't. Waste of money. Screen resolution of iphone on pioneer screen sucks. Ugh

    Pros: Good sound Good looking unit Great tuner

    Cons: Iphone 5 connectivity sucks!!! Iphone 5 cable sucks and is incredibly bulky and poorly designed Iphone 5 cable is EXPENSIVE!!!!!

    Not Good with Galaxy S4

    Written By Drksd6ix, Chino Hills, CA on Saturday, March 08, 2014

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    I bought this radio for my wife's car so that she could use her Galaxy S4 hands free. The radio sounds fine, and the screen is very clear. However, if you want to use apps from your phone, you must have an iPhone 4 and must download a firmware update to use an iPhone 5. Pandora is the only app supported for Android phones.

    Our big problem with this unit was that it did not work well or consistently with the Galaxy S4. My wife was fed up and out of patience after three days.

    I called Crutchfield support and had no trouble returning the unit. While speaking to the technician on the phone, he suggested that we get the Kenwood DDX371 instead. Even though the Kenwood had a slightly smaller (6.1inch) screen, he suggested that we would have better luck with Android and the Galaxy S4. He was right. We love the Kenwood DDX371.

    Pros: Nice radio if you have an iPhone 4. Must upgrade firmware to use all features with an iPhone 5.

    Cons: Hands free is not very good with an Android Samsung Galaxy S4.

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    Written By Nelson1248, Albuquerque nm on Thursday, March 06, 2014

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    Great product easy to use and can add on navigation package! Love it!

    Pros: Looks and sounds great

    Cons: Works better for android than apple phones

    Great sound, finicky controls

    Written By abbott, Alabama on Monday, March 03, 2014

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    I've had this installed in my 2007 Toyota 4Runner with JBL Synthesis 10 speaker system for a few weeks now. Movies work ok; the screen isn't the best resolution, but it watchable. Sound quality is very good, and worth the cost, considering I left my stock speakers. The touch screen is finicky. Sometimes I have to touch items 2 or 3 times, and despite the manual describing a touch panel calibration method, I never could get this menu to come up. It does take a few seconds to process files on my usb flash drive. To go into "music browse mode", which makes it easier to naviagate your files from the home screen, I have to go through several menus each time I restart the car. This is cumbersome and silly. Background and illumination are customizable, which is nice. Equalizer is very functional. Pioneer has a good reputation, but it has to be some of the worst customer service. I emailed a questions/complaint about the unit and got a generic email several days later, with a link to click on to "contact customer service in my region", which just looped me back to the same website I used to contact them. Rediculous. Anyway, I figured out the problem on my own, even though the manual was of no help. Bluetooth on my cheap android prepaid phone works very well and the sound/call quality is pretty good. This is one of the features that led me to choose this unit. I have the microphone attached above my rear view mirror. Overall, good unit could use some improvement.

    Pros: Great sound, bluetooth calling, equalizer works well, usb connectivity, decent radio reception, screen angle is adjustable

    Cons: Finicky and sometimes slow touch screen, slow to read usb flash, have to restart music browse mode when restarting vehicle, poor customer service with Pioneer

    Great radio

    Written By Barry, Tulsa, OK on Sunday, March 02, 2014

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    I love this radio. It is so easy to use and operate. I would recommend this radio for people who want maximum sound.

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    Written By Anonymous, Aviano Air Base, Italy on Sunday, February 23, 2014

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    This head unit is a very good upgrade from my factory unit. The only issue I had with it was the install. The wiring harness that came with the unit did not have a very good break down of what each wire. It took the use of three different manuals to (radio manual, Haynes Audi manual, PAC Audi Can Interface wiring breakdown) get it wired in correctly.

    Pros: Awesome sound quality, look, and iPod interface!!! I would definitely recommend this head unit to others.

    Cons: poor wiring breakdown.

    Nothing Bad To Say

    Written By Kent, Caroline County, VA on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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    I put this stereo in my 2013 Dodge Dart using the four factory speakers and adding 2 Kicker CompVR Subs and the sound is amazing. Also the video quality when playing a DVD is above what I expected as well. Also feature that allows you to tune the subs come in handy. I have to put it on negative 20 because of how powerful the kick of the Comp VRs are. If you want great quality for a great price, this deck is the way to go. Also I had to pose as if I was installing this deck along with other accessories in a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 because Crutchfield wouldn't allow me to order it for 2013 Dodge Dart. So if you have a 2013 Dodge Dart this will fit with only a few minor modifications to the inside of the dash. Its nothing major, just cutting some plastic with a Dremel and breaking off a weld with a pry bar.

    Pros: Price Build Sound Quality Video Quality Interface

    Cons: None what so ever.

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    Written By PDM, Connecticut on Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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    Great unit for the price. The sound quality is fantastic. Streaming Pandora through a Droid Maxx, or phone calls, no issues.

    Pros: 7" Screen, Sound Quality, Bluetooth/Pandora

    Cons: If you listen to A.M. (yeah right, what's that) tuning not that great.

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    Written By E.J.W., Maryland on Friday, February 07, 2014

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    Great unit.

    Pros: Music functionality. Screen display. Mixtrax. Good sound quality.

    Cons: Mixtrax won't operate on screen with android phone. Cost. Size of screen.

    UNBELIEVABLE

    Written By Mr. J, Augusta, Ga on Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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    I purchased this radio to replace my JVC in my 2011 Camaro SS. Amazing power and lots of bells and whistles. This is my first Pioneer head unit for any car I owned and I must say it is a great value. Only down side is that my JVC did not require a steering wheel control unit to operated with the factory steering contol, but this one did. I'm hearing bass that I have never heard before.

    Pros: A great multi-purpose radio for the money.

    Cons: Have to purchase steering wheel controller unit to work with factory equipment.

    New pioneer radio

    Written By Brody F, Laurel,MS on Wednesday, February 05, 2014

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    This radio is awesome! I love it!! It's is very easy to use and sounds amazing!

    Great product for the money!

    Written By Anonymous, nj on Friday, January 31, 2014

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    Way better than similar items of equal or greater value. All my friends think it's pretty cool too.

    Pros: Style. Features. Ease of use. Easy fast shipping.

    Cons: None

    Very Good Unit

    Written By Steve S., Billerica, MA on Thursday, January 23, 2014

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    Installed in 2005 Kia Optima Lx. Purchased for my daughter to be able to receive phone calls via bluetooth while driving. Did a test run on the bench and all the capabilities worked. We did not purchase the special adaptor to allow Pandora videos to show on the display but just purchased a 3.5 mm and USB panel mount extension cable. This allong with the bluetooth gives her more than enough capability from the unit. Two days before I installed the unit in the car she managed to water damage her iphone and of course the bluetooth no longer works on her phone. That's another story.

    Pros: Ability to match dash lighting colors. Almost all functionality for iphone 5 without spending $200 for special cables and adaptors. A lot of capability.

    Cons: Manual a bit weak regarding installation wiring. Print a bit small.

    Great head unit

    Written By Rb, Mountain view ca on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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    Installed this unit in my RV and it works great. Lots of great features, the Bluetooth works well with my iphone 5 and a surprising improvement in sound quality. The back up camera feature is nice and I like that you can switch it on while driving to check on my tow car.

    Pros: Great sound, nice features, easy to see display.

    Cons: Would be nice to be able to switch the backup camera input to mirror the image.

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    Written By Matt, East Williamson, NY on Sunday, January 19, 2014

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    Very good unit for the money. So many features and setting to customize to your liking. Looked at a lot of double din head units and this was by far the best deal out there.

    Pros: Easy to use and supper simple installation.

    Cons: Getting the video to work was the hardest issue.

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    Written By Eric H, Paso Robles, CA on Monday, January 06, 2014

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    This product meets the needs and style I was looking for in a new car stereo. The sound is great and the picture of the DVD is just like a tv at home. Syncing our phones was a snap and the ease of switching between users is as easy as a finger swipe on the screen. The only functionality issue that I have is that the "navigation" portion that was specified in the product details is actually from an app that you are required to download onto your phone instead of being an on-board GPS Navigation system. I guess I should read a little more carefully instead of glancing at the details before I make a purchase for a stereo with "navigation."

    WOW!

    Written By Chris, Charlotte, NC on Monday, January 06, 2014

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    Unit is more than expected. Gave it to my son for Christmas and he was excited to see his old OEM radio in his xTerra replaced with this. Hardest part in the install was getting the old radio out and then removing the middle bar in the new template. Otherwise, it worked as advertised when I finally plugged it in. It was a perfect fit! And the sound quality is so much better compared to the old radio - and that is without replacing the current speakers. So really satisfied with the purchase.

    Pros: Perfect fit Great sound quality

    Nice Radio

    Written By Chad, Georgia on Friday, January 03, 2014

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    Another nice unit from Pioneer. This is the 2nd "App-friendly" Pioneer that I have installed for friends/family, and neither have disappointed. Nice rich sound and super smooth iPod integration.

    Pros: Nice look & sound

    Cons: A bit tedious with the parking brake sensor (as always expected)

    Great gift

    Written By SeakY, Lowell, ma on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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    Great Christmas gift I bought for my husband, and he loves it

    Nice radio

    Written By Anonymous, Huntsville on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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    Works well and does integrate with iphone 5. Pioneer's iphone app is terrible though

    Very Nice Unit!

    Written By BobbyC, Pittsburgh, PA on Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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    I am very happy with this Pioneer unit that I installed in my 2005 Honda Element. Glad I went with the 7" screen. Currently, I have an iPhone 4S, but will be upgrading to a iPhone 5 in the future. I did not purchase the additional cable required to run apps, since it looks like they won't run with the iPhone 5 anyway. That's OK -- no biggie for me, but that's why I gave it 4 stars. Otherwise, I am very happy with this purchase. Sound is outstanding!

    Pros: Great sound Easy install Nice look & visual quality

    Cons: Should have better integration for apps without expensive cable More complete integration for iPhone5

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    Written By Ben, Miami,FL on Sunday, December 29, 2013

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    Best head unit for the money. Customizable,you can upload your own image as a background. Was able to work with my Iphone 5 and my wife's 5c with the lightning plug didn't need to update any software it worked instantly.

    Pros: Easy to use, huge screen, iphone 5 ready, Bluetooth automatically syncs, phone calls are loud and clear

    Cons: App Radio mode, volume/ skip bottoms are pretty small. Wish mirror Apps was included

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    Written By Troy K, Richmond Indiana on Saturday, December 28, 2013

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    I love this radio unit works great. Easy to use, cool as heck, has a lot of features I like etc

    Great Value

    Written By jeff h, Memphis, TN on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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    I did a lot of research before deciding on this unit. For the money I think it is the best out there. There are some more expensive units that offer some extra features but this has all you could want and more. I was very impressed with the quality and ease of use with this unit. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a screen but is on a budget.

    Pros: Looks GREAT installed. Streamlined buttons really let the focus be on the screen. The touchscreen is very responsive and I have no complaints about it's use.

    Cons: I'm not crazy about the EQ setups. I have a 10" sub that I have always been happy with but have had one hell of a time trying to get a good consistent sound out of my door speakers and sub at the same time. My only other complaint is that the picture is very grainy, but once again you aren't buying a $700 screen so you shouldn't expect the same picture quality that you might get with one of those units...

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    Written By Anonymous, Miami, FL on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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    Product was easy to install and friendly to work with. Please plan to convert your videos to the following codec: Divx-Movie. Then throw those .avi on a usb and play your heart on the unit.

    Pros: good sound, lots of features, iphone friendly.

    Cons: i wish it had a better display resolution. 800x480 is subpar for the amount of pixels are out there for a 7" screen. not so friendly with android, pioneer take note: android is here to stay. develop for it.

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    Written By Anonymous, Grundy, Va on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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    Great entry - level head unit.

    Nice Head Unit

    Written By Brandon, Jonesboro on Saturday, December 14, 2013

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    I really enjoy this head unit. I owned a flip-out type touch screen prior to this one and it is by far a better way to go. I installed this head unit into a sierra truck and it is a nice addition. I had to shave the Metra in-dash kit that it comes with because this head unit slants slightly down and out when in use. Also, is you want to listen to a CD, the face plate will push down and out so just be ready to trim the in-dash kit. Other than that, everything is working.

    Pros: Touch screen. Bluetooth Microphone for calls Sexy

    Cons: Had to trim the Metra Kit IMO, the volume buttons and the track selection buttons should be switched.

    Great value

    Written By WildWillys, Bettendorf, IA on Friday, December 13, 2013

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    Great DVD receiver for the price. I bought it to attach a rear view camera and the 7" screen size is great

    Pros: Screen size

    Cons: I need to update the firmware as the FM song info does not update properly. I hope this addresses the issue

    Pioneer AVH-X4500BT Radio

    Written By Clark, Pensacola, Fl on Friday, December 13, 2013

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    What a great radio for the money. A little difficult and tasking to install the updates to make the iPhone 5 work but once it all got loaded and installed correctly...it works great. Now the product is as advertised. I would recommend to a friend.

    Pros: A lot of features on this radio for a decent price

    Cons: setup is somewhat difficult

    avh-x4500bt excellent

    Written By BillyW, Tuscaloosa, AL on Friday, December 13, 2013

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    I bought this for my 2012 scion xb, perfect fit, came with everything I needed to wire up. 4 Volt preouts, great eq, picture quality is great also. Very easy to use, big screen

    Pros: 4 volt preout, remote control included, 7" screen, priced great compared to units with less features that cost more

    Cons: none

    Don't use with the iPhone 5 adapter...

    Written By Chris, Charlotte, nc on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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    I loved every bit of this radio after I installed it. Everything worked better than my research had led me to believe, and I really was in love with this head unit. Until I installed the iPhone 5 adapter/firmware update... If you aren't going to be cabling your iphone to this thing, read no further and buy it. My review is too long for this, so long story short, get the head unit. Don't get the iPhone 5 adapter for it

    Pros: Automatic Bluetooth link

    Cons: App radio mode, iphone 5 adapter, firmware update

    yea

    Written By Rafael, clifton,new jersey on Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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    uao is an excellent Radio

    Pros: just excellent

    Cons: I will rate it with six stars

    Pioneer AVH-X4500BT

    Written By Anonymous, Medford, Or on Saturday, December 07, 2013

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    This is a breezes to install, love the control setup, sound is just, everything is there.

    Pioneer AVH-X4500BT

    Written By Chris, NJ on Tuesday, December 03, 2013

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    A great upgrade to my car, use it everyday. I installed it in an 04 RSX and it looks very clean, one of the better looking head units I was able to find.

    Pros: good sound quality, plays nicely with spotify on android, good call quality via bluetooth, can make the colors match my dash lights, very little delay in UI.

    Cons: The bezel on the bottom with the buttons is not flush to the rest of the unit, I wish it was. And the buttons feel cheap, like small buttons with a thin piece of plastic composite glued on top. I'm sure this is how most head units are made but a plastic bezel with dedicated plastic buttons would have given the product a more premium feel and be more tactile to reduce distractions (looking over at the buttons) while driving.

    Pioneer avh-x4500bt

    Written By Ryan.f, Williamsport, p.a on Monday, December 02, 2013

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    I installed this unit in my 2012 ford fusion. Very easy install. The 4volt preouts were a big thing I was looming for when shopping online for a headunit. This has all the features I was looking for and more. I've always loved pioneer headunit s, and this one is the nicest headunit I've ever owned. Input I recommend that you use crutch field because you get everything you need to install it for free, plus crutch field technical support is the best.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: None

    Great System

    Written By Anonymous, MS on Sunday, December 01, 2013

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