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Pioneer AVIC-Z1

In-dash DVD receiver/navigation system with 30GB hard drive and 7" video screen

Item # 130AVICZ1

We think it's safe to say there's never been an in-dash DVD player quite like Pioneer's AVIC-Z1.

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We think it's safe to say there's never been an in-dash DVD player quite like Pioneer's AVIC-Z1.

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About the Pioneer AVIC-Z1

We think it's safe to say there's never been an in-dash DVD player quite like Pioneer's AVIC-Z1. Its on-board 30-gigabyte hard drive facilitates advanced satellite navigation and the storage of up to 10 gigabytes of songs ripped from your CDs. It sports an enormous 7" video screen and it's a perfect fit for vehicles with double-sized, 4" tall dash openings.

We think it's safe to say there's never been an in-dash DVD player quite like Pioneer's AVIC-Z1. Its on-board 30-gigabyte hard drive facilitates advanced satellite navigation and the storage of up to 10 gigabytes of songs ripped from your CDs. It sports an enormous 7" video screen and it's a perfect fit for vehicles with double-sized, 4" tall dash openings.

The AVIC-Z1 also gives you touchscreen control over the entire system, voice control over several navigation functions, and playback of your DVDs and CDs. The strong internal amplifier puts out plenty of power for a full, rich sound. And you can use the interactive touchscreen menus to adjust the extensive tone controls, so the sound is just right for your vehicle.

Smart, accurate navigation
Like any navigation system, the AVIC-Z1 uses a combination of maps displayed on the screen and voice prompts that tell you when to turn. So what makes this system stand out from the rest? It stores its huge TeleAtlas map database on its 30-gigabyte hard drive. Just use the touchscreen to punch in your destination, whether it's a street address or one of the nearly 11 million points of interest — wherever you go, you'll be able to find hotels, restaurants, banks, gas stations, and much more.

The AVIC-Z1 remembers the roads you travel frequently, and over time suggests roads with which you'll be familiar and comfortable. When calculating your route, the "smart routing algorithm" takes into account data like posted speed limits and number of turns required to reach your destination. You'll be sure to get the most efficient route the system can find to get where you're going as quickly as possible — unless you'd like to take the scenic route, of course.

You and the AVIC-Z1 can carry on a dialogue, too. The included microphone lets you control many aspects of the navigation system using voice commands. And it's programmed with a large vocabulary, which makes giving commands easier than ever. For example, all you have to say is "L-A-X" without specifying the category "airport".

Text-to-speech technology allows the AVIC-Z1 to announce most street names as you're approaching your turn, so you'll know where to turn without having to take your eyes off the road. The advanced system helps the system pronounce many tricky names correctly, instead of phonetically as some systems do.

All that, and music, too
This versatile DVD player reserves up to 10 gigabytes of the hard drive's memory to store music it rips from your standard CDs, plus the MP3 files you've burned on disc. The preloaded Gracenotes® software will even pull up and display the disc, artist, and track names for most CDs. You'll have a virtual jukebox in your dash, loaded with your favorite tunes.

You can also use the 7" screen to watch your favorite DVD videos while you're parked. Connect a rear-seat video screen and wireless headphones, and the folks in back can keep watching while you're on the road. "Tri-Zone" capability means you can listen to one source, like the radio, up front while a movie plays in back and the AVIC-Z1 continues navigating.

XM NavTraffic
Add a compatible XM NavTraffic radio (see "Accessories") and subscribe to XM's innovative NavTraffic™ service. You'll receive continuously updated traffic information in many major metropolitan areas, including traffic accident alerts, road closure info, plus the average speed of traffic on the roads along the route you're navigating. You can prepare for traffic snags well in advance, and adjust your route accordingly.

Roadside Assistance
Pioneer also offers you a Roadside Assistance package that lets you access emergency contact information by pressing a button. The screen shows your exact location, including latitude and longitude readings, so you'll be able to direct emergency personnel. You also get an offer for a year's worth of free roadside assistance service from a national auto club.

System expansion
Use Pioneer's iPod® interface adapter to play your iPod through the AVIC-Z1, and control it using the touchscreen. You can also add a CD changer or an XM or SIRIUS satellite radio to extend your entertainment options. If you have a cell phone that's compatible with Bluetooth®, the optional Bluetooth cell phone adapter lets you make and receive phone calls without touching your phone or taking your eyes off the road to dial.

Note: Your dash must have a 4" opening for the AVIC-Z1 to fit; the 3" openings found in some vehicles, especially GM and Chrysler, will not accommodate it. Please enter your vehicle information or call a Sales Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to find out if this model is compatible with your vehicle.


Product highlights:

  • In-dash DVD player/navigation system with built-in amplifier (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
  • fits double-sized dash openings
  • motorized 7" video screen with touch-panel controls
  • turn-by-turn map and voice guidance
  • built-in 30GB hard drive (20GB for navigation functions, 10GB for music-file storage)
  • voice command capability; microphone included
  • text-to-speech technology announces the names of most roads
  • learning capability: remembers frequently traveled roads and suggests familiar routes
  • smart routing algorithm takes data such as posted speed limits and number of turns into account to suggest the most efficient route possible
  • plays DVDs, DVD-R/RWs, CDs, CD-R/RWs, and MP3 discs
  • navigation antenna included
  • nearly 11 million points of interest
  • Roadside Assistance display
  • one year of free Roadside Assistance Service
  • 3-band parametric EQ
  • XM and SIRIUS Satellite Radio-ready (subscription also required)
  • XM's NavTraffic premium service available with your XM subscription for an extra $3.99 per month, or for $9.99 per month on its own (NavTraffic not available with a SIRIUS subscription, or through a SIRIUS radio); check the NavTraffic radio for a list of covered cities
  • compatible with Pioneer's iPod interface adapter, Bluetooth adapter, and DVD/CD changer
  • audio/video input
  • rear-view camera input
  • front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs
  • tri-zone capable
  • Supertuner IIID AM/FM tuner
  • 18 FM/6 AM presets
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs
  • MFR # AVIC-Z1

What's in the box:

  • Double-DIN DVD/CD/MP3/GPS navigation receiver with 30 GB HDD and 7" touch-panel video monitor
  • Trim bevel
  • Microphone with attached 13.25' cable
  • Plastic visor clip for microphone
  • Self-adhesive foam pad (1/2" x 7/8")
  • GPS antenna with attached 16.25' cord
  • 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" self-adhesive metal sheet (for mounting GPS antenna)
  • 5 Self-adhesive clamps
  • Self-adhesive waterproof pad
  • 5 Self-adhesive cable hooks
  • Red connector
  • Power wiring harness (has in-line noise filter/10A fuse and two fuse resistors)
  • Preamp output harness
  • Rear Monitor/Camera input harness
  • 16.25' Speed signal extension lead (pink wire)
  • 16.25' Reverse signal extension lead (purple/white wire/has in-line fuse resistor)
  • Plastic stylus
  • 8 Pan-head ISO-mount screws
  • 8 Flat-head ISO-mount screws
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Operation Manual
  • Installation Manual (English/French)
  • Hardware Manual
  • Warranty sheet
  • "Warning" sheet concerning battery connection
  • Registration card
  • Error sheet for Operation and Installation manuals

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Features & specs

AUX Input Optional
Audio/video Input 1
USB Input ---
USB Port Power ---
Backup Camera Input No
Second Camera Input No
CarPlay No
Android Auto No
Siri Control No
Alexa Voice Control
Android Control No
Memory Card Slot No
Bluetooth Compatible ---
Satellite Radio Ready ---
HD Radio ---
Navigation ---
iPod Compatibility
Full size ---
Nano ---
Touch ---
iPhone ---
RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
Peak Output 50 watts
RMS Power Bandwidth 50-15kHz
Preamp Outputs 6-channel
Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs ---
Video Screen Yes
Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
Navigation App Compatible (Android)
Preamp Voltage 2.2 volts
Screen Size 7
Display Color
Key Button Color Blue
EQ Bands 3
Wireless Remote No
Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
FM Sensitivity 8 dBf
European Tuning No
Seek/Scan Seek
Radio Data System No
File Playback
Music File Playback
High-res Playback
Second Camera Input Lane Watch N

Product Research

General Features
Navigation Features
Music Library Features
Changer Controls
Inputs and Outputs

General Features

Hard Disk Drive (HDD): The Pioneer AVIC-Z1 has a built-in 30 GB hard disk drive which contains the entire Tele Atlas database, including nearly 11 million points of interest. The unit uses 10 GB of the HDD for storing music ripped from your CDs for instant access.

Disc Compatibility: The AVIC-Z1 is compatible with DVD-Video (including DVD-R and DVD-RW recorded in Video mode), CDs, and CD-R/RW recorded with MP3 files.

Motorized Video Display: This unit is equipped with a motorized 7" color TFT active matrix, widescreen LCD that serves as a video monitor and system information display. The display has a 16:9 aspect ratio, and a resolution of 1440 x 234 for a total of 336,960 pixels.

Touch Screen Controls: This unit has touch screen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant.

Display Angle Adjustment: You can adjust the display's angle for better visibility. The bottom of the display gradually slides out to a maximum of 1-7/8" and the screen's maximum angle is 110°.

Display Adjustment: You can adjust the display's brightness, contrast, color, and hue.

Display Dimming: The LCD screen dims to a preset level when the vehicle's lights are turned on. The dimmer level can be adjusted in the Picture Adjustment menu. The orange/white wire in the main harness must be connected to the vehicle headlight circuit in order for this to work properly.

Wide Modes: You can choose from the following wide modes:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Zoom: a 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen
  • Normal: a 4:3 picture is displayed as it is

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.

Satellite Radio Ready: You can add either XM or SIRIUS satellite radio to the AVIC-Z1. Up to 18 stations can be set as presets (6 each for 3 XM or SIRIUS bands). The AVIC-Z1 can control optional XM or SIRIUS satellite radio tuners:

  • XM: Pioneer GEX-P920XM or GEX-P10XMT (item #s 130P920XM, 130P10XMT) or XMDirect Package for Pioneer (700XMPIONE). The unit will also control older Pioneer XM tuners GEX-P910XM and GEX-P900XM, however the display is not as detailed.
  • SIRIUS: Pioneer SIR-PNR1 or SIRPNR2 tuner (130SIRPNR1, 130SIRPNR2)

    Note: Subscriptions to XM or SIRIUS are required.

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 interface.

Satellite Radio Displays: During Satellite Radio play, the display shows the Channel Number and Station Name (including XM station logs on newer XM receivers), Channel category, and detailed information of the broadcast channel being received (song title/artist, program name/host name). You can select two types of tuning modes: All Channel Mode or Category Mode.

TV Tuner Controls: If desired, you can add a compatible Pioneer TV tuner (such as 130P5700TV) to this unit, and the unit will be able to control various functions of the tuner. Up to 24 stations can be set as presets (12 each for 2 TV bands).

Easy EQ Curves: This model features 6 preset EQ curves: Super Bass, Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Flat, Custom1 and Custom2. The Custom curves allow you to create and store EQ settings in memory. A separate Custom 1 curve can be created and stored in memory for each source, while a Custom 2 curve common to each source can also be created and stored.

3-Band Parametric Equalizer: This unit includes a 3-band parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a low (40Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 160Hz), mid (200kHz, 500kHz, 1kHz, or 2kHz) and high frequency (3.15kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, or 12.5kHz) to boost or cut within a range of -6dB to +6dB. 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 vehicle.

Adjustable Loudness: You can select one of three different levels of loudness compensation. A "low" loudness contour provides a +3.5dB boost at 100Hz and +3dB boost at 10kHz. A "mid" boost is +10dB (100Hz) and +6.5dB (10kHz). A "high" loudness contour is +11dB at both 100Hz and 10kHz.

Note: These Loudness contours use a reference volume level of -30dB.

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.

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, 80Hz, or 125Hz.

Subwoofer/Non-fading Preouts: In addition to the front and rear preamp outputs, there is one set of outputs that may be set for "subwoofer" or "non-fading" output. When set to "non-fading", the signal is full-range and the output level is user selectable from -6 to +6. When set to "subwoofer", the outputs are non-fading, and they may be set for normal or reverse phase, 50Hz/80Hz/125Hz low-pass output, and the level is user selectable from -6 to +6.

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.

MP3 Playback: This unit can play MP3 files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. MP3 files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps are supported.

Optional Aux Input: When used with item 130CDRB10 (sold separately) or item 130CDRB20 (sold separately), this unit can accept input from an auxiliary source, such as a portable CD or MD player. When item 130CDRB10 is used, a CD changer cannot be connected to this unit. Item 130CDRB20 allows you to connect an optional Pioneer CD changer and an auxiliary source to this unit.

Cellular Mute: This feature mutes or attenuates the unit's audio output when a cellular call is received, then restores the level once the call is over. To use this feature, you must have a cellular phone with a muting output that can be connected to the muting input wire (yellow/black lead) of this unit.

Bluetooth Wireless Technology: With the optional ND-BT1 Bluetooth Adapter (item # 130NDBT1), the AVIC-Z1 can interface with Bluetooth wireless-enabled cellular phones for easy and safe hands-free operation. You can make and receive calls by speaking through the headunit's microphone and listening to the other party through your vehicle's speaker system. The system automatically mutes any other audio during incoming and outgoing calls. You can store numbers in the memory and access them by voice or the touch screen display. In addition, you can access phone numbers associated with the POI database, and call the location you are being guided to.

iPod Adapter Ready: If you have an iPod, you can control it from the AVIC-Z1's touch screen with the optional CD-IB100II or CD-IB100 iPod Interface adapter (item #s 130IB100II or 130CDIB100). The adapters are compatible with iPods that include the Dock Connector. The unit's display features the following: song number, album title, artist name, play time, song title, info on current song. You can search for songs by playlists, artists, albums, songs, and genres.

Rear View Camera Ready: The head unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera In jack) when a rear camera (such as 130NDBC1) is installed on your vehicle. When the shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera. You can also see the image of the rear view camera during normal driving, allowing you to keep an eye on a trailer or boat you may be towing.

Optional Remote Control: The AVIC-Z1 is compatible with the optional CD-SR1 steering wheel-mount wireless remote control. The unit also has a 3.5mm minijack on one of the RCA connector harnesses for use with the optional PAC SWI-PS steering wheel control interface (item #127SWIPS).

Navigation Features

Positioning Accuracy: The AVIC-Z1's navigation system accurately measures your current location by combining the positioning by GPS and Dead Reckoning. The unit includes an 8-channel GPS (Global Positioning System) using a network of satellites orbiting the Earth. The accuracy of the GPS depends upon the number of satellites that can be received at any given time (at least 3 are required). The 3D Hybrid Sensor in the navigation system also calculates your position by detecting driving distance with the speed pulse, the turning direction with the Gyrosensor and inclination of the road with the G sensor.

Navigation Maps: The unit comes with the large "Tele Atlas" database stored on the Hard Disk Drive. The map database, which covers the entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and portions of Canada, enables the unit to provide a large network of turn-by-turn routable roads. The maps provide nearly 11-million points-of-interest throughout the United States and Canada.

XM NavTraffic Ready: XM NavTraffic, powered by NAVTEQ Traffic, allows the unit to monitor real-time traffic conditions and routes the driver to the destination avoiding traffic congestion, using the optional GEX-P10XMT XM NavTraffic Satellite Radio tuner (item # 130P10XMT). The traffic information is provided through a continuous satellite broadcast with data from leading commercial traffic data providers, government departments of transportation, police and emergency services, road sensors, cameras, and airborne reports. Separate subscriptions to XM Radio and XM NavTraffic are required.

XM Extra Information: In addition to XM NavTraffic, you can receive stock price, sports, news, and other information and display it on the screen when the unit is connected to an XM Satellite tuner. You can display the prices of up to 12 stocks.

Voice Guidance: In addition to graphical directions, the AVIC-Z1 provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions.

Voice Recognition: The AVIC-Z1's advanced voice recognition lets you search for destinations by saying a name, such as "L-A-X", without having to specify a category, such as "airport." Full address searches can be done by saying the city name, street name, and address. Voice commands for A/V sources and other attachments like Bluetooth-enabled cellular phones can also be used.

Learning Capability: The system can "remember" frequently traveled roads and uses historical information to help you navigate. The system can suggest which routes will be most familiar to you.

Smart Routing Algorithm: The AVIC-Z1 uses a "smart routing algorithm" to analyze and assess routes by taking into account current road data, such as posted speed limits, number of turns to the destination, etc., and recommends the most efficient path.

Display Modes: There are three types of map display and two additional view modes:

  • Map View: displays the standard map

  • Driver's View: displays a map from the driver's point of view

  • Twin Map View: lets you split the screen vertically in half: the right screen and the left screen can display the map in different scales.

  • Guide View: the standard map of your surroundings is overlaid with the name of the street you will turn onto next, and 2 arrows: the larger one to the left indicating the direction of your next maneuver and how far you are from approaching it, and the smaller one to the right indicating the direction of your second to next maneuver and how far you are from approaching it.

  • Route View: displays the name of the street you will next travel along and an arrow indicating the direction of travel

  • Vehicle Dynamics Display: displays three instruments that indicate the status of your vehicle. You can change the values displayed by the instruments on the left and right of the Sensor View, allowing you to choose from the following: voltage, acceleration, side acceleration, angular velocity, slope, direction, or clock

  • Rear View: if you have installed a rear view camera, and the camera is set to "On", the rear view image is displayed on the left-hand side of the screen, while the map of your surroundings is indicated on the right

Enlarged Map of the Intersection: When "Close-up of Junction" in the Settings menu is On, an enlarged map of the junction appears while driving.

Display During Freeway Driving: In certain locations of the freeway, lane information is available, indicating the recommended lane to be in to easily maneuver the next guidance. When driving on the freeway, freeway exit numbers and freeway signs may be displayed when in the vicinity of interchanges and exits.

City Map: When driving in a city, the detailed city map is indicated if the map scale is set to 0.05 mi (50 m) or lower (only those cities whose detailed city maps are registered in the map disc).

Scroll Mode: Touching anywhere on the map for at least 2 seconds changes the map to Scroll mode and the map begins scrolling in the direction you touched. The scrolling stops when you remove your finger from the screen. At this time, the cross pointer appears at the center of the screen. Also, a line connecting between the current location and cross pointer appears.

Location Information: An icon appears at registered places (home location, specific places, address book entries) and places where there is a POI icon. You can place the cross pointer over the icon to view detailed information.

Destination Input: The Destination Menu gives you many different ways to choose your destination:

  • Point Of Interest (POI): you can search for a Point Of Interest by selecting the category or entering the Point Of Interest name. Additionally, selected Points Of Interest in a certain category can be shown on the map, and you can check the location on the display while driving.
  • Telephone Search: if you know the telephone number of your destination, you can quickly search for your destination by specifying the telephone number
  • Return Home and Go To: if your home location is registered, the route home can be calculated by a single touch of the touch key from the Main menu. Also, you can register one location, such as your workplace, as your favorite location, and the route is calculated in a similar way.
  • Destination History: any place that has been searched before is stored in the Destination History
  • Address Search: you can input your destination's address by house number, street name, and city
  • Vicinity Search: allows you to search for Points Of Interest in your surroundings on the map
  • Address Book: places that you have registered manually, such as your home, are stored in the Address Book. Simply select the place you want to go to from the list and a route to that place will be calculated.

Modifying the Route Calculation Conditions: You can change the route calculation conditions using the Route Options menu:

  • Route Condition: This setting controls whether the fastest or the shortest route should be calculated. When Fast is selected, the system calculates a route with the shortest travel time to your destination as a priority. When Short is selected, the system calculates a route with the shortest distance to your destination as a priority.
  • Avoid Freeway: This setting controls whether or not freeways may be included in the road calculation. You can choose On (calculates a route that avoids freeways) or Off (calculates a route that may include freeways).
  • Avoid Ferry: This setting controls whether or not ferry crossings should be taken into account. You can select On (calculates a route that avoids ferries) or Off (calculates a route that may include ferries).
  • Avoid Toll Road: This setting controls whether or not toll roads should be taken into account. You can choose On (calculates a route that avoids toll roads) or Off (calculates a route that may include toll roads).
  • Learning Route: The system learns the travel history of each road and directional tendency. You can choose whether or not the travel history should be taken into account.

Checking the Set Route: You can check information about the route between your current location and your destination. You can select two methods: checking the passing streets with a list, or checking the shape of the route by scrolling the map along the route.

Recalculating the Route: You can recalculate the route to avoid a traffic jam or road work ahead. You can set the length of the area, and avoid just that area, or you can even search a new route from the current location to your destination.

Adding Way Points to the Current Route: You can select up to 5 way points (locations you want to visit on the way to your destination) and you can recalculate the route to pass through these locations.

Areas to Avoid: If you register Areas to Avoid, such as crowded intersections or congested areas, routes can be calculated that avoid those areas.

Address Book: The Address Book can store up to 400 registered locations. These can include home location, favorite places, and destinations you have already searched.

Emergency Information: The Emergency Info screen provides important emergency information pertaining to your vehicle, insurance, and current location, which could be useful in the event of an accident or breakdown. The Emergency Info screen includes the following:

  • "You Are Currently At": Your current position is indicated by the street name, and your latitude and longitude.
  • Personal Information: Your VIN number, insurance policy number, and the telephone number of your insurance company can be entered and displayed.
  • Emergency Tow Service Phone: The toll free number for the nearest emergency roadside assistance appears on the screen. This number is supplied by Signature's Nationwide Auto Club, and appears only if you have registered your unit with Pioneer and have signed up on-line with Nationwide Auto Club (1st year service is paid for by Pioneer). If you choose not to subscribe, or if your subscription has expired, you can enter your own roadside assistance telephone number.
  • Locate Car Service: In an emergency, you can search the Emergency Info screen for Auto Services in the vicinity of your current position, and set the current route. You can choose from two sub-categories: Automotive and Car Dealer.

Changing Background Picture: In the menu operation screen, you can indicate a picture you like on the background. Some pictures are already stored in the head unit's HDD. You can also import JPEG pictures by using CD-R/RW discs. There are two types of background pictures that can be changed: Navigation Background and AV Background.

Music Library Features

HDD Music Library: The AVIC-Z1 can use up to 10 GB of its Hard Disk Drive space for a music library. The system allows you to listen to music while at the same time ripping and storing music at 4 times playing speed. The unit's built-in Gracenote CDDB Music Recognition Service automatically tags the recorded music with the artist's name, song title, genre, and album title. Using Voice Recognition, you can directly access the music library's content by simply saying the artist name, song title, genre, or album title.

Auto Recording: When you play a music CD that is not recorded on the AVIC-Z1's HDD, the system automatically begins recording that CD to the music library. You can record the entire CD, or selected tracks. The unit can record up to approximately 200 music CDs onto the HDD. Note: Only CDs that contain 44.1 kHz, 16-bit stereo PCM digital audio can be recorded. It will not record MP3 files or music from CD-Rs or CD-RW.

Music Organization: The music library is organized into three levels: groups, playlists, and tracks. There are 4 types of groups: Albums, Artists, Genres, My Favorites.

Playback Controls: Using the Touch Key panel, you can perform the following playback functions: Play/Pause, Track Skip (forward/backward), Fast Forward/Fast Backward, Repeat play (track, playlist, or currently selected group), Random play (track, playlist, or currently selected group), and Scan play (track, playlist, or currently selected group).

Changer Controls

CD Text Display: 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.

Touch Key Operations: When using the on-screen Touch Key panel, you can perform the following functions: Play/Pause, Track Skip (forward/backward), Fast Forward/Fast Backward, Disc Skip (forward/backward), Repeat Play (track, disc), Random Play (track, disc), and Scan Play (track, disc), and Direct Disc selection.

DVD Operation: This unit can control an optional Pioneer DVD player or DVD changer.

Inputs and Outputs

Back Panel of Head Unit:

  • GPS: jack for use with supplied GPS antenna
  • Digital Out: Optical output for connecting optional multi-channel audio processor (DEQ-P8000)
  • AV-BUS In: 11-pin jack that allows you to connect an optional Pioneer TV tuner
  • Extension In: multi-pin jack for connecting XM NavTraffic Satellite Radio tuner (GEX-P10XMT)
  • IP-BUS In: 11-pin jack that allows you to connect an optional Pioneer changer or IP-BUS accessory (Aux Input, iPod Adapter, etc.)
  • Telephone: multi-pin jack for connecting the optional ND-BT1 Bluetooth unit
  • Power: 16-pin jack for use with supplied power wiring harness
  • Connector 1: 20-pin connector for supplied harness which includes 3 pairs of preamp outputs, the audio/video input, and cellular mute.
  • Connector 2: 16-pin connector for supplied harness which includes rear monitor A/V outputs, rear view camera input, and wired remote input (for items such as #127SWIPS OEM steering wheel remote control interface).
  • FM/AM Antenna In: female Motorola jack

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