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Customer Reviews

Pioneer AVH-521EX

DVD receiver

MFR # AVH-521EX

Pioneer AVH-521EX

Pioneer AVH-521EX

DVD receiver

MFR # AVH-521EX

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Great radio

Crutchfield customer from Mcminnville, TN on 12/30/2019

2007 Toyota Tacoma

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The radio is performing great better than expected. Screen is more vivid than pictures show.

Pros: Screen clarity

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Crutchfield customer from Ozona, TX on 12/30/2019

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great sales and technical service again

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Crutchfield customer from Williamstown, NJ on 12/14/2019

2013 Ford F-150 XLT

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Sounds great and easy to use.

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Good unit, but not perfect

Crutchfield customer from Lilburn, GA on 12/14/2019

2015 Chevrolet Camaro

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This is the 3rd Pioneer car head unit I've bought this decade. It seems that each one in some ways is a little worse than the one before it. Honestly, I can't explain why this unit has some of the cons it does. It's like Pioneer was simply too lazy to add some functionality to it. For example, I have a DVD in Joliet format that I made that contains 2 directories - one with everything in WAV format and the other with everything in FLAC format. The WAV directory comes first. My previous Pioneer would play the WAV files and ignore the FLAC. This one refuses to play anything because the FLAC files are there. If you want to stream driving directions, you must put the unit in Bluetooth mode. Not a big deal but I had a Nissan a few years ago whose stock unit could play a CD and driving directions would come on anyway when needed so it is possible to do that.

Pros: Video quality very good. Will play both PAL and NTSC video as long as the source is for region 1 or is region free. VCD and Divx playback worked fine. Note - video playback tested while the car was not in motion but parked in my driveway. Streaming audio quality excellent. This is orders of magnitude better than my stock radio where I had to buy a 3rd party radio transmitter and stream via an unused radio channel. Video camera support very good. No problems to integrate with Si

Cons: Won't play FLAC except via USB. Why? Must have unit in Bluetooth mode to hear driving directions. DTS audio not supported on anything.

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Pioneer AVH-521EX

Crutchfield customer from Hobbs, NM on 11/25/2019

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Fast delivery and easy installation

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