About the Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD
User-frendly, and beautiful in your dash
User-frendly, and beautiful in your dash
The beautiful 7" color screen, multi-angle adjustments, and custom display colors are only part of the story with Pioneer's AVH-P4200DVD DVD receiver. It also sports a user-friendly touchscreen interface with customizable menus and intuitive touchscreen controls you can tap, swipe, or drag to operate.
Enjoy your entertainment options
With this receiver in your dash, you'll enjoy lots of ways to play your music. You can check out music files loaded on USB devices or burned onto CDs or DVDs — load up your favorites and you'll have days of music on tap for long road trips.
Connect your iPod® to the rear USB cable and and you'll be able to use the receiver's controls to access your playlists. You'll find your favorite tunes just by dragging a fingertip across the touchscreen or by activating Alphabet Search.
For movies and more, the bright and clear 7" LCD touchscreen displays video content when you're parked, and the receiver's rear video output lets you connect external monitors for backseat entertainment. Add Pioneer's optional adapter, and you'll be able to view video content from your iPod when parked.
The sound's the thing
Turn up the music. You'll hear clean, powerful output from the built-in amp, and you can dive into the 8-band equalizer to make your system sound its best in your vehicle. Activate the built-in high- and low-pass filters to improve the performance of your speaker setup. The three pairs of high-voltage preamp outputs ease the job of connecting external amplifiers.
You can add an HD Radio™ to enjoy the high-fidelity sound of free AM/FM broadcasts from participating stations. With an optional satellite radio tuner, you can get into a mind-boggling variety of news, sports, talk, and commercial-free music. Pioneer's Bluetooth® adapter enables hands-free calling and audio streaming with compatible devices.
You can connect other audio and video sources to the rear A/V input, or add a rear-view camera for extra safety when backing up in tight spots. For a style that's all your own, customize the receiver's look by choosing from five display colors and 112 key panel illumination options.
Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use this adapter 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: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.
- DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
- 7" touchscreen with multi-angle adjustments
- intuitive touchscreen controls
- five customizable display colors and 112 key panel illumination choices
- fits double-sized dash openings
- plays MP3/WMA/AAC files recorded on CD and DVD
- supports video playback from DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DivX, and Video CD discs
- high- and low-pass filters
- 8-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
- bass boost
- built-in audio iPod control Pioneer's optional adapter required for viewing video content
- compatible with Pioneer Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio, and HD Radio tuner
- inputs: rear A/V and USB inputs, SD card slot, rear-view camera input
- outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer)
What's in the box:
- Double-DIN DVD A/V receiver with integrated 6.95" LCD touch-screen monitor (10A fuse inserted in chassis)
- Wiring harness
- 5' USB extension cable (with a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
- 8 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
- 8 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
- Operation Manual (English)
- Operation Manual (French)
- Operation Manual (Spanish) Installation Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
- Warranty sheet (US/Canada)
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Features & specs
|AUX Input||Rear and Optional Rear|
|Backup Camera Input||No|
|Second Camera Input||No|
|Alexa Voice Control|
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory/SD|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Both|
|RMS Power (CTA-2006)||14 watts|
|RMS Power (Manufacturer)||---|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Navigation App Compatible (iOS)|
|Navigation App Compatible (Android)|
|Preamp Voltage||4 volts|
|Key Button Color||Variable|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||9 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
|Music File Playback|
|Second Camera Input Lane Watch||N|
2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets.
Note: As always, please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
6.95" Motorized LCD Touch Screen Display: The AVH-P4200DVD features a 6.95" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 wide screen touch-screen display. The resolution of the display is 1440 x 240 for a total of 345,600 pixels. The touch panel allows you to control this unit or a connected component such as an iPod, Satellite radio receiver, HD Radio tuner, USB Flash memory, or Bluetooth enabled device. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The unit's touch screen display electronically slides down to load and eject your DVD/CD discs, as well as insert your SD memory card. The LCD Touch screen displays' angle can be adjusted to five different positions.
Note: The motorized touch screen display is not removable.
Video Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for each source and the optional rear view camera; including brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color (adjusts color saturation), hue (adjusts the tone of color), temperature (adjust the color temperature), RGB (adjusts phase shifting), and black level (emphasizes dark portions of images).
Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video:
- Full: A 4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only, enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions.
- Just: The picture is enlarged slightly at the center and the amount of enlargement increases horizontally toward the ends of the picture.
- Zoom: A 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen.
- Cinema: 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.
- Normal: A 4:3 picture is displayed as it is.
On Screen Display Color And Background Adjustment: 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 seven preset background images, a stored JPEG image, a video image from the external input, the clock, or turned Off.
Front-Panel Controls With Adjustable Illumination: In addition to the touch screen 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 using the unit's on-screen menu.
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.
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.
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.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the AVH-P4200DVD 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)
EEQ (Easy EQ): there are seven stored equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2.
8-Band Graphic EQ: The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 8-band graphic equalizer (40Hz, 80Hz, 200Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 8kHz, and10kHz).
Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically measures your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an auto-equalizer curve base on that information. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone (130CDMC20, sold separately) is required to use this function. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone plugs into your compatible Pioneer A/V receiver's front-panel 3.5mm input. The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your vehicle's driver seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.
Sonic Center Control: Sound that is suited for the listening position can easily be created with this function. You can adjust sound more toward the listening position left (7) to right (7).
Loudness: The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies in the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness to High, Mid, Low, or Off.
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.
Sound Retriever: The Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When Sound Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency response curve to the original sound. There are two available levels of the Sound Retriever effect.
Source 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.
Three 4-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD is equipped with three 4-Volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front and rear speakers are fading with high-pass crossover filters, while the subwoofer output is non-fading with a low-pass crossover filter.
- Front and Rear Preamp Outputs: If you do not want low frequency sounds to play from the front or rear speaker preamp outputs (or speaker outputs), you can turn on the 12dB/octave High Pass Filter. The HPF has a selectable cutoff frequency (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz). Only frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output through the speakers.
- Subwoofer Output: The unit has a pair of dedicated non-fading RCA subwoofer outputs with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level. When the subwoofer output is turned on, you can select the frequency of the 18dB/octave low pass filter (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz), select the subwoofer phase (normal/reverse), and the subwoofer gain (+6 to -24).
Rear Channel Speaker Output: You 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 amplifier.
Telephone Mute/Attenuator: 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 this unit.
Supertuner 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 presets.
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.
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 (130P920XM, sold separately) 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 (700SIRPION, sold separately), or use the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (130CDSB10, sold separately) and the SIRIUS dock-and-play adapter (607SCVDOC1, sold separately) 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-P20HD HD Radio tuner (130GEXP20H, sold separately) allowing you to tune available HD Radio stations. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. The add-on HD Radio tuner also supports iTunes Tagging which allows you to save song information (tag) from an HD Radio broadcasting station to your connected iPod or iPhone. The saved songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. The optional HD Radio tuner connects through the headunit's IP-BUS interface.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
Multimedia Compatibility: The Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD features a hidden DVD/CD disc slot and SD-card slot behind its motorized slide-down face.
- Disc Compatibility: The AVH-P4200DVD supports playback of DVD Video, DVD-R/DL, DVD-RW, CD Audio, CD-Text, CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, and Video CD discs.
- SD Card Compatibility: This unit will support SD (Secure Digital) cards up to 2GB.
Compressed Audio Playback: This unit can play MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA, (5-320 kbps), and AAC (8-320 kbps) audio files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW discs, as well as SD-cards. The unit is compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments.
- Disc Requirements: MP3/WMA/AAC files must be recorded in Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats for CD-R/RW discs (UDF 1.02 (for DVD-R/RW discs). Up to 8 directories, 700 folders and 999 files per CD-R/CD-RW (3500 for DVD-R/RW) are recognized by this unit.
- SD Card Requirements: MP3/WMA/AAC files must be recorded in FAT 12/16/32. Up to 65,535 files, 6,000 folders (255 files per folder), and up to 8 tiers can be played back.
JPEG Picture File Playback: You can play back JPEG still images (up to a resolution of 8,192 x 7,680) recorded on CD-R/RW discs and SD memory cards. The unit automatically starts a slideshow from the first folder/picture on the disc. The player displays the pictures in each folder in alphabetical order. The slideshow interval can be set to 5, 10, or 15 seconds (or set to manual). JPEG images can also be rotated 90° clockwise.
DivX Video Compatibility: This unit supports DivX video file playback recorded onto DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs, as well as SD-cards. The AVH-P4200DVD supports the following DivX formats (Home Theater ver. 3.0, 4.0, 5.2, and 6.0). The recommended DivX file size is 2 Mbps or less with a transmission rate of 2 GB or less.
Playback Functions: The Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD offers the following playback functions.
- 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.
- Bookmark (Resume Playback): The Bookmark function lets you resume playback from a selected scene the next time the disc is loaded.
- Frame-By-Frame Playback: This feature lets you movie ahead on frame at a time during playback of your DVD or Video CD.
- Slow Motion Forward: When playing a DVD or Video CD, you can choose to play back video in slow motion (no audio).
- Repeat Play: Audio/Video content can be repeated. You can choose from Disc (entire disc), Chapter (current chapter), Title (current title), Track (current track), File (current file), Folder (current folder), or One (current video/song/track).
- Random (Shuffle) Play: Audio/Video can be played back in a random order. You can choose from Songs (videos/songs in selected list), Albums (videos/songs from selected album), Folder (songs/tracks in selected folder), or Disc (all songs/tracks on disc).
Search Functions: The AVH-P4200DVD provides the following search functions.
- Track Title List: You can select tracks to playback using the track title list which is a list of the tracks recorded on a disc.
- 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.
- Return to Scene: You can return to the specified scene where the DVD you are currently playing has been preprogrammed to return.
- Skip Search: You can skip to the previous/next track, file, folder, title, or chapter on a disc.
- Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward/reverse through a current track, file, or title on a disc.
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.
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.
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-P4200DVD.
Installation Angle: Optimum CD playback performance is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
USB Port: The AVH-P4200DVD has a female Type A USB 2.0 Full Speed port on its rear panel and comes supplied with a 5' USB extension cable . 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 (8-320 kbps), WMA (5-320 kbps), and AAC (8- 320 kbps) files recorded in FAT 16/32. Up to 65,535 files, 6,000 folders (255 files per folder), and up to 8 tiers can be played back. This unit also supports JPEG still image files (up to 8,192 x 7,680 pixels) and DivX video files (Home Theater ver. 3.0, 4.0, 5.2, 6.0) loaded on a USB mass storage device.
iPod Direct Control with Video: The optional Pioneer CD-IU200V interface cable ( 130IU200V, sold separately) allows you to plug your iPod/iPhone directly into the Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD multimedia head unit's rear-panel USB (using the supplied USB extension cable) and A/V Aux input terminal, and gain direct control, audio/video playback, and charging via the head unit. You can choose to control your iPod from the AVH-P4200DVD or the iPod, itself. To make operating and searching easy, operations to control your iPod/iPhone with this unit are designed to be as similar to the iPod/iPhone as possible. You can search your iPod/iPhone's audio/video content by category (movies, music videos, TV shows, artists, albums, songs, genres composers, audiobooks, Podcasts, or playlist). Each category is then listed alphabetically to ensure easy access to each audio/video file. the AVH-P4200DVD also offers Link Search, which displays a lists of songs related to the currently playing song to match your mood. In addition, the AVH-P4200DVD offers Repeat and Shuffle playback functions. If you do not need video playback from your compatible iPod, you can use the Pioneer CD-IU50 USB interface cable (130CDIU50, sold separately) or the USB/iPod Dock cable that comes with your iPod to play back audio only, control, and charge your iPod through the headunit. The Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD multimedia head unit is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions when connected via the optional Pioneer CD-IU200V interface cable (as of Feb. 2010):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Gen.||Software||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Headunit||iPod/iPhone||Song Info||Track Info|
| clickwheel |
Note: Apple firmware updates may change functionality results. Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the headunit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.
AV Auxiliary Input: The AVH-P4200DVD has an AV 3.5mm mini-jack auxiliary input on the rear-panel panel for connecting a portable audio/video device. In addition, you can connect an audio only auxiliary device using an optional IP-Bus-RCA adapter (130CDRB10 or 130CDRB20, both sold separately).
AV RCA Input: There is a rear-panel A/V input (composite video/stereo RCA audio) for connecting a video component such as a VCR or game console.
AV Output: The AVH-P4200DVD features a rear seat AV output consisting of an RCA composite video output and a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack audio output; if the audio input of your rear seat AV system is stereo RCA, a mini-plug to RCA adapter will be necessary. You can playback audio/video content from a DVD/CD disc, the front AV input, the rear AV input, or the same source as the built-in monitor. 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.
Note: You cannot play DivX files on the unit's monitor and a connected external monitor at the same time.
Rear View Camera: The AVH-P4200DVD is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. The head unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera In jack) when an optional rear camera (such as the 130NDBC2 or 130NDBC4, sold separately) is installed on your vehicle. When your vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (the purple/white wire in the wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching).
Navigation Ready: The Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD is equipped with a proprietary multi-pin jack which allows you to connect the Pioneer AVIC-U220 add-on navigation unit (sold separately).
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. The unit connects to the head unit via the supplied IP-BUS cable, and has an IP-BUS pass-through for daisy chaining another component.
Note: Not all Bluetooth mobile devices will be compatible. Visit Pioneer's website for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.
Optional Remote Control: The AVH-P4200DVD does not include a remote control. The optional CD-R55 wireless remote control ( 130CDR55, sold separately) can be used with this unit.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The headunit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).
Note: Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.
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