About the Pioneer GEX-P20HD
You don't have to choose between great sound and your local radio station, since a growing number of your favorite stations now use HD Radio technology to improve their AM and FM broadcasts with better sound quality and static-free reception.
Connect the GEX-P20HD HD Radio tuner to your compatible Pioneer stereo, tune to a participating station, and discover the difference. You'll enjoy FM that's almost CD quality, and AM that's as clear as traditional FM. Many HD Radio stations also broadcast text information, so you'll be able to see artist info and song titles appearing on the display of your Pioneer stereo. Even better, you won't have to pay any subscription fees.
You can "tag" songs that you hear on an HD Radio broadcast for future purchase. Connect your iPod® to your Pioneer stereo, and the songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged". The next time you sync your iPod, you can buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store.
In addition to their usual offerings, many HD Radio stations broadcast one or more extra channels, featuring different content. The GEX-P20HD lets you tune in to these "multicast" channels, giving you access to a much greater range of listening choices.
This hideaway tuner connects directly to your Pioneer's CD changer input. The handy pass-through connection lets you hook up an iPod interface, Bluetooth® adapter, CD changer, or other Pioneer component.
- add HD Radio reception to your compatible Pioneer stereo
- tune in to "multicast" channels
- "tag" songs that you hear on an HD Radio broadcast for future purchase
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # GEX-P20HD
What's in the box:
- HD Radio tuner
- 10' P-bus cable
- 10' Power/ground cable (with in-line 2A fuse)
- 10' Antenna extension cable (with male Motorola plug on one end and a female Motorola jack on the other)
- 2 Velcro strips
- Owner's Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
- Warranty sheet
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More details on the Pioneer GEX-P20HD
Overview: The Pioneer GEX-P20HD is a hideaway HD Radio tuner module, designed to receive high-quality HD Radio broadcasts for select HD Radio-ready Pioneer car stereos. It connects to the Pioneer head unit through the IP-BUS interface, and has a pass-through to allow you to add other external units to the stereo system.
HD Radio: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 1000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. No subscription is required to receive HD Radio. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services.
Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs (HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's information (tag) from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your iPod/iPhone connected to your compatible Pioneer headunit. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store.
Note: This function can be operated with the following iPod/iPhone models - iPod nano (3rd/4th/5th/6th gen), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th gen), and iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4).
Compatible Headunits: The GEX-P20HD is compatible with the HD Radio-ready Pioneer head unit.
Note: Not all Pioneer HD Radio-ready headunit support iTunes Tagging.
Best Station Memory (BSM): The BSM function of the headunit allows you to store the six strongest broadcast frequencies in preset memory. The sub-channels, however, cannot be stored in memory.
Reception Mode: If a digital broadcast reception condition gets poor, the tuner automatically switches to the analog broadcast of the same frequency. You can turn off the automatic switching which will allow you to tune only analog stations.
Seek Tuning Mode: The seek tuning settings can be changed. The Auto (All) setting is the normal seek tuning position. The Manual (HD) setting allows you to seek Digital stations only.
Local Function: Local seek tuning lest you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception.
Pass-Through: The GEX-P20HD features a IP-Bus output ("pass-through") port so you can connect an additional Pioneer IP-Bus component to your compatible Pioneer HD Radio-ready headunit.
The Pioneer GEX-P20HD replaces these items
- add HD Radio reception to select Pioneer in-dash receivers
- receives multicasting content (where available)
- IP-Bus input and output for connecting optional Pioneer gear