Disc & USB Playback
Motorized 6.95" LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS
features a 6.95" 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 paired Bluetooth
device, or a connected component such as your iPod/iPhone or USB mass storage
class device. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio
adjustments, and setting up the system. The unit's touchscreen display is
motorized. The 6.95" touchscreen display electronically slides down to load and
eject your DVD/CD discs. The angle of the motorized touchscreen display can also
be adjusted to five different positions to meet your viewing needs in the car.
- 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
Note: The Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS offers English, Chinese, French,
Portuguese, and Spanish text.
Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on the
AVH-X5600BHS'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
bottom 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-X5600BHS 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 Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS
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-X5600BHS
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-X5600BHS 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-X5600BHS. 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-X5600BHS.
- 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-X5600BHS. 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
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-X5600BHS 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-IU201S Pioneer cable (sold separately) for 30-pin dock connector
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-X5600BHS 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):
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 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 (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
|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 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.
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.
|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
|MotionX GPS Drive:
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
|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|