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P.I.E. iPod® Cable for Pioneer

iPod interface cable for the Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD (Model PIO/USB-200V)

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by Ken Nail

Why would I need an iPod® adapter?

An iPod adapter allows you to connect your iPod to your car stereo, then access your playlists with your stereo's controls - a great idea for several reasons. One, you can scroll through your song titles on your stereo's larger display, instead of squinting down at your iPod. Two, you can route the adapter cable to your glove compartment or center console, so your iPod stays safely out of sight. Three, the iPod adapter keeps your iPod fully charged, so it's ready to rock when you leave your car. And last of all, some adapters bypass your iPod's internal digital-to-analog converter, using your stereo's superior DAC to turn your files back into music.

This P.I.E. interface cable lets you connect your iPod to Pioneer's AVH-P4100DVD DVD receiver, so you can access your iPod's audio and video content with the system's touchscreen controls. You'll see information like song and album titles, artist names, and track length — all conveniently displayed on the receiver's screen. Just connect the cable to your iPod, plug it into the AVH-P4100DVD, and enjoy. Warranty: 90 days.

Compatibility Note: Be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this iPod adapter.

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Features and Specs
General
Adapter Type
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iPod A/V in w/ iPod control
Vehicle Specific
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No
Brand Specific
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Pioneer
Parts Warranty
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90 Days
Labor Warranty
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90 Days
iPod Compatibility
Full-Size
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Classic/5Gen
Nano
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Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
Touch
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Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
Mini
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No
iPhone
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Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3
Product Research
What's in the box?

  • iPod connector cable with a right-angle minijack connector on one end and a USB type-A connector and iPod dock connector on other end

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Features

Overview: The PIE PIO/USB-200v iPod adapter permits direct control, audio/video playback, and charging of your iPod through the Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD, AVH-P4200DVD, AVH-P4300DVD or AVH-P4400DVD multimedia head unit. The Pioneer multimedia head unit can be connected with an iPod via this dedicated adapter by attaching the cable's USB type-A and 3.5mm mini-jack connector to the head unit's rear panel USB and mini-jack ports and plugging the cable's dock connector into your iPod's dock connection. Using the touch panel or hard keys of the Pioneer multimedia head unit, you can play iPod-recorded songs with the following convenient functions:

  • Text Information Display: Song/album titles, artist names, and track length are conveniently displayed on the monitor display. This capability also permits multiple "search" functions, making it a snap to find a song to play back.
  • Multiple Search Functions: Just like looking for files stored on a PC, iPod-recorded songs may be sorted according to registered playlists, genres, artists, or albums to ensure easy access to each music file.
  • Repeat Playback: The Repeat Playback function offers two options - repeat playing of a particular song or playback of all tunes from a specified playlist.
  • Shuffle Songs: Shuffle Songs randomly plays the songs in your iPod's music library.

iPod Compatibility: The PIE PIO/USB-200v iPod adapter cable is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions when connected to a compatible Pioneer multimedia head unit (as of 9/26/2012):

iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Pandora App iTunes Tagging Charge
Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone App Mode Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art
dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N N N N N
clickwheel
color
4th N/A N N N N N N N N N N N
mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N N N N N
2nd N/A N N N N N N N N N N N
video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
7th 1.2 N N N N N N N N N N N
touch 1st 2.2.1 N N N N N N N N N N N
2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
4th 6.0 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
5th 6.0 N N N N N N N N N N N
iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Audi only Y Y Y Y Y Y
3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Audi only Y Y Y Y Y Y
3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Audi only Y Y Y Y Y Y
4 6.0 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video Y Y Y Y Y Y
4S 6.0 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video Y Y Y Y Y Y
5 6.0 N N N N N N N N N N N
iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video Y Y Y Y Y N
2 6.0 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video Y Y Y Y Y N
3 6.0 Y Y Y Y Audio/Video Y Y Y Y Y N

Note: 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.

 
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4 out of 5

Works great except for video

Written By AaronG, MO on Saturday, February 22, 2014
 
Plays music well. Just no video capabilities.
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1 out of 5

Will not play iPod video!

Written By Anonymous, Indiana on Thursday, February 17, 2011
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This connection will not allow you to play video from your Ipod to the Pioneer Dvd Players..Plays music great and dispays artwork but that is it!!!
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