DVD/Video CD Features
External Device Controls
6.1" TFT LCD Touch-screen
Color Display: The
AVH-P4000DVD features a 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 wide screen
touch-screen display. The resolution of the
display is 1440 x 234 for a total of 336,960 pixels. The screen has an
anti-glare, low reflection coating for better visibility. The touch panel allows
you to control this unit or a connected component such as an iPod, Satellite
radio receiver, USB Flash memory, CD or DVD changer,
or TV tuner. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio
adjustments, and setting up the system.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
AVH-P4000DVD 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. The power output specs are as follows:
- 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)
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.
Video Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for
each source and the optional rear view camera, including brightness, contrast, color and hue.
On Screen Display Color: The color of the on-screen display can be set
to blue, red, amber, green, or violet. The background can be set to one of three
background pictures or video from the external input.
Button Illumination: The color of the button illumination can also be
set to blue, red, amber, green, violet or scan (constantly cycling through the
color spectrum). You can also create a custom color using the volume knob to
dial in the desired color.
Curves: This model has "SUPER BASS",
"POWERFUL", "NATURAL", "VOCAL", "CUSTOM", and "FLAT" preset EQ curves. The
"CUSTOM" curve is one that you create and store in memory. A separate "CUSTOM"
curve can be created and stored in memory for each source.
Parametric Equalizer: This unit includes a 3-band
parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a low (40, 80, 100 or
160Hz), mid (200, 500, 1k or 2kHz) and high frequency (3.15k, 8k, 10k or
12.5kHz) to boost or cut within a range of -12dB to +12dB. The Q factor (slope of
the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the following four options: 2N
(narrow), 1N, 1W and 2W (wide). Selecting a narrow (steep) Q factor results in
frequencies around the center frequency to be affected less by the boost or cut
than they are with a wide Q factor. This feature is useful for taming frequency
response problems caused by the dimensions, materials and speaker locations of a
You can select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for different levels of loudness
Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets
you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume
when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM
tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from
-4 dB to +4 dB.
High-pass Filter: When you
don't want sound in the subwoofer frequency range output from the front and rear
speakers, you may activate the built-in high-pass filter. You may select a
filter frequency of 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 125Hz.
Rear Switchable Preouts: The rear preamp outputs can be
switched to a non-fading subwoofer output. When the subwoofer output is turned
on, you can set the cut-off frequency of the low-pass filter to 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz,
100Hz, or 125Hz, set the phase of the output to normal or reverse, and adjust
the level between +6 and -24.
can choose to use the rear channel output (speaker and preout) for full-range
speaker or subwoofer. If you select "subwoofer", you can connect a 4-ohm
subwoofer directly to each rear speaker lead, or a 2-ohm subwoofer to one of the
rear speaker leads, without using an external
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.
IIID AM/FM Tuner: 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.
BSM (Best Stations Memory): BSM
lets you automatically store the six strongest 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
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.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: This unit can play MP3/WMA/AAC files
recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet,
and Romeo formats. MP3 and AAC files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps and WMA files with a
bit rate from 5-320 kbps are supported. The unit is compatible with ID3 Tags and will display
artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments. Up to 8 directories, 99
folders and 999 files per disc are recognized by this unit.
AAC Decoding: This unit will playback AAC files encoded by
iTunes recorded onto discs, however files purchased from the iTunes Music Store
(.m4p file extension) are not compatible. Tracks recorded at transmission rates
of 8-320 kbps are playable on this unit.
CD Scan: CD scan lets you hear
the first 10 seconds of the each track on your CD. When playing a compressed
audio disc, the first 10 seconds of each track of the current folder or the
first track of each folder is played.
Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at night, the
display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. You can
turn the dimmer on or off. The automatic dimmer function only works when the
orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the
vehicle's headlight circuit.
Sound from your system is muted or attenuated automatically when a phone signal
is received when you have hardwired your mobile phone system to the mute wire of
Rear View Camera: The head unit
features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear
View Camera In jack) when an optional rear camera (camera must have an RCA
composite video output) is installed on your vehicle. When the
shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the
rear view camera.
This unit can be installed up to a 30-degree angle.
The AVH-P4000DVD does not include a remote control. The optional CD-R55 wireless remote
control can be used with this unit. The head unit also has a 3.5mm mini-jack on the back panel for connecting an optional wired remote control, such as the CD-MR70 or CD-MR80 (130CDMR70 or 130CDMR80).
DVD/Video CD Features
DVD Playback: In addition to
audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW playback, the Pioneer AVH-P4000DVD supports video
playback from DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW and Video CD discs.
Widescreen Modes: You can
choose from the following widescreen modes:
a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only, enabling you to
enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions
the picture is enlarged slightly at the center and the amount of enlargement
increases horizontally toward the ends of the picture
a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and
horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen
a picture is enlarged by the same proportion as Full or Zoom in the
horizontal direction and by an intermediate proportion between Full and Zoom
in the vertical direction
a 4:3 picture is displayed as it is
Multi-Angle Display: This
function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a
number of different angles.
Note: This function is
limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.
Automatic Playback: When a DVD
disc with DVD menu is inserted, this unit will cancel the DVD menu automatically
and start playback from the first chapter of the first title.
Scene Search: You can use the
search function on the unit's on-screen display to search for a desired scene on
your DVD by specifying a title and chapter track and then using the time search
function to specify the time on the disc at which play starts.
playing a DVD or Video CD, there is one fast-play speed in both directions.
Slow Motion: When playing a DVD
or Video CD, there are four slow motion speeds in both directions (1/16, 1/8,
1/4, and 1/2).
Repeat Play: When playing a
DVD, you can repeat the current chapter or title. When playing a Video CD, you
can repeat the current track or the entire disc.
Frame-By-Frame Playback: This
feature lets you movie ahead on frame at a time during playback of your DVD or
Return to Scene: You can return
to the specified scene where the DVD you are currently playing has been
preprogrammed to return.
Bookmark: The Bookmark function
lets you resume playback from a selected scene the next time the disc is loaded.
Multi-Audio: DVDs can provide
audio playback with different languages and different systems (Dolby Digital,
DTS, etc; external processor required to decode Dolby Digital and DTS). With DVDs featuring multi-audio recordings you can switch between
languages/audio systems during playback.
Multi-Subtitle: With DVDs
featuring multi-subtitle recordings, you can switch between subtitle languages
during playback of your disc.
Video Output: The AVH-P4000DVD
features a composite RCA video output that allows you to connect an external
display to the 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.
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 parked with the parking brake engaged.
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-P4000DVD.
External Device Controls
iPod Direct Control with Video: When the optional CD-I200 iPod
Interface Cable (130CDI200) is connected, the AVH-P4000DVD can provide direct
control of iPod audio and video menus, functions and selections via the unit's
on-screen touch panel. You can easily access songs and videos for one-touch
playback. The unit will display song information at the top, or all at once
using the "Now Playing" indicator. The iPod will charge during playback, or your
can turn off charging if desired. The "Passenger Control" mode allows full
control on the iPod itself instead of using the touch screen. The CD-I200 is
audio only compatible with select docking iPods, including iPod mini, iPod
photo, iPod nano (1st/2nd gen), and iPod touch (1st/2nd gen) models equipped
with the dock connector. The CD-I200 supports both video and audio from the iPod
video (5th generation), iPod Classic (80/120/160GB), and iPod nano (3rd/4th gen).
Note: This cable will not charge the iPod nano 4th
generation or iPod touch 2nd generation.
USB Input: The AVH-P4000DVD has a female Type A USB 2.0 Full Speed
port on an 8" pigtail on the rear panel. You can plug in a USB portable audio
player or a USB memory device. This unit is compatible with USB Mass Storage
Class compliant portable audio player and memory devices, loaded with MP3, WMA,
AAC, and WAV files. Up to 15,000 files, 500 folders, and up to 8 tiers can be
played back. It can accept memory of 250 MB to 250 GB formatted in FAT32 or
FAT16 file system.
Note: Your iPod will not operate when connected via USB.
Auxiliary Inputs: The AVH-P4000DVD has a 3.5mm mini-jack
auxiliary input on the front panel for connecting a portable audio device or an
iPod. When using a special 4-pole 3.5mm plug you can enjoy the video contents of
the iPod. In addition, you can connect an auxiliary device using the optional
CD-RB10 or CD-RB20 IP-Bus-RCA interconnect.
Video In/Out: This unit has a composite video output jack
which can output video to an external monitor. There is also an A/V input
(composite video/stereo RCA audio) for connecting a video component such as a
VCR or game console.
Optional Bluetooth Adapter: In
addition, you can use this unit to control a CD-BTB200 Bluetooth adapter
(130BTB200, sold separately) for your compatible Bluetooth mobile phone or
Bluetooth portable audio player.
The Pioneer CD-BTB200 Bluetooth Adapter allows you to make and receive calls
wirelessly and hands-free on your Bluetooth-equipped cellular telephone through
this Pioneer "Bluetooth Adapter Ready" head unit. The CD-BTB200 comes with a
microphone for making and answering your calls. You can hear the other party
through the vehicle's speaker system. You can also play and control Bluetooth
audio players as well. The unit connects to the head unit via the
supplied IP-BUS cable, and has an IP-BUS pass-through for daisy chaining another
Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control an
external satellite radio tuner from XM or SIRIUS. The head unit is compatible with the GEX-P920XM (item
number 130P920XM) Pioneer XM
receiver. For Sirius there are two options; connect the SC-C1 SiriusConnect
Universal Vehicle tuner and the CD-SB10 Pioneer
Sirius Satellite Radio interface (package item number 700SIRPION), or use the
Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (item number 130CDSB10) and the SIRIUS
dock-and-play adapter (item number 607SCVDOC1) along with a compatible portable
SIRIUS radio. A subscription
to XM or Sirius, plus the proper antenna is required in order to receive
satellite radio programming. The satellite radio tuners connect via the IP-Bus
connector on the back of the head unit.
HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional Pioneer
GEX-P10HD HD Radio tuner (item number 130GEXP10H), allowing you to tune
available HD Radio stations. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM
multi-casting, and data services. The GEX-P10HD connects through the IP-BUS
TV Tuner Compatible: With an optional Pioneer TV
tuner (GEX-P5700TV, sold separately), you can watch over-the-air broadcasts on this unit
when connected to the AVH-P4000DVD's AV-Bus input. Note: The GEX-P5700 is
an analog NTSC TV tuner and will not operate after the scheduled February 17,
2009 switch to all-digital TV broadcasts.
Output with DSP Controls: The
proprietary optical digital output on the rear of the head unit
along with the IP-Bus connection allows you to connect an optional Pioneer digital audio processor
(sold separately) that comes supplied with its own proprietary optical cable. The AVH-P4000DVD has controls for the optional multi-channel digital signal processor
(such as the DEQ-P8000, sold separately). With the connected DSP unit, you can apply seat position,
time alignment adjustments, sound field controls, speaker output level
adjustments with a test tone, and set cutoff frequencies.
CD Changer Controls: While
playing a CD in a Pioneer 6-disc or 12-disc changer, you can perform the
following functions: repeat track, repeat disc, repeat all discs, disc random,
magazine random, disc intro scan, and track intro scan. During playback of a CD
Text Disc, the unit can display a list of all the tracks on a disc, or the
titles of all the discs in the magazine. When tracks or discs are displayed in a
list, you can directly select your favorites by touching the corresponding
number key. When used with a CD Text compatible Pioneer CD changer, this unit
will display the titles of CD Text encoded discs that are played in the changer.
DVD Operation: This unit can control an
optional Pioneer DVD player or DVD changer.