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Overview

Our take on the Pioneer AVH-180DVD

Pioneer has earned raves for the silky smooth interfaces on their DVD receivers in the past. Now, they've improved upon something good — the AVH-180DVD DVD receiver boasts an improved screen design that's brighter, clearer, and more responsive, with a logical menu layout that's easy to use. You'll spend less time checking out the manual and more time enjoying the great features this receiver has to offer. The AVH-180DVD also offers three screen background color choices, along with cool blue button illumination, so you know it'll look great in your dash. (Need Bluetooth? Check out Pioneer's AVH-280BT receiver.)

Superior touchscreen control

Pioneer has earned raves for the silky smooth interfaces on their DVD receivers in the past. Now, they've improved upon something good — the AVH-180DVD DVD receiver boasts an improved screen design that's brighter, clearer, and more responsive, with a logical menu layout that's easy to use. You'll spend less time checking out the manual and more time enjoying the great features this receiver has to offer. The AVH-180DVD also offers three screen background color choices, along with cool blue button illumination, so you know it'll look great in your dash. (Need Bluetooth? Check out Pioneer's AVH-280BT receiver.)

Pioneer AVH-180DVD DVD Receiver

The simple menu makes it easy to access entertainment sources.

Smokin' sound

No doubt about it, you'll hear marked difference in sound quality compared to your factory radio. Pioneer's powerful MOSFET amplifier delivers some serious punch, complemented by a versatile 5-band equalizer that shapes and sweetens the acoustics in your vehicle. You'll find all the inputs and outputs you need for setting up a video system in your car, and you can connect an amp or powered sub to the two sets of preamp outputs to add some impact to your rolling theater.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll be able to use your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.2" touchscreen display
    • three selectable illumination colors and blue key color
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • optional remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control — optional adapter required for viewing video content (see Details tab for info)
    • playback and control of music files on compatible Android devices
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays audio/video content from CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details tab for full capabilities)
    • 5-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • Advanced Sound Retriever
    • digital time alignment
    Expandability:
    • inputs: rear A/V input (RCA), rear aux input, rear USB input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other Information:

    Very pleased wih my purchase and fast delivery. Pioneer and Crutchfield are top notch! I have recommended Crutchfield since I was a teenager.

    Jeffrey H, Hampton, VA

    What's in the Box:

    • DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.2" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • 58" USB extension cable
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty sheet (US/Canada)

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    Reviews

    Pioneer AVH-180DVD Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (9 Reviews)

    Pioneer AVH-180DVD

    Jeffrey H from Hampton, VA on 9/6/2016

    2008 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very pleased wih my purchase and fast delivery. Pioneer and Crutchfield are top notch! I have recommended Crutchfield since I was a teenager.

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    Pioneer AVH-180DVD

    Anonymous from Aptos, CA on 8/19/2016

    1998 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great service dont know how it could get better I think the price could be a little tighter. very happy with the radio and service thanks

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    awesome radio

    bill from Chesapeake, VA on 8/7/2016

    2005 Hummer H2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have bought 2 of these radios. one for H2 and a toyota 1996 runner and both sounds awesome. easy to use and install.

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    Stero

    Steve from Waynesboro, VA on 8/4/2016

    2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

    Sales person Doug was outstanding

    Pros: This is my 2nd radio both work great. Love the back up camera

    Cons: Volume control isn't friendly user

    Great addition

    Phillip from Olive branch, MS on 5/15/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great swap from my previous aftermarket stereo. Easy to use, easy install. However, USB only works with Apple products, iPhones, iPads, etc. does not recognize Droid products. Bought this as an open box product but it was flawless and came in original packaging and saved me 20%!!!!

    Pros: Great stereo for the price.

    Cons: Should have a disclaimer about not working with other products outside Apple based products.

    Nice unit for the money

    John j from Longwood,fl on 5/9/2016

    2005 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Stereo is a much improved sound to the truck however I'm gonna get an amplifier to add to it.

    Pros: Easy to use lots of features for the money

    Cons: Lots of cutting to put in and you will need an amplifier to power it up past 25 on volume.

    GREAT PRODUCT !!!!!

    Joseph L from columbus, OH on 3/20/2016

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product made an instead difference in my factory speakers and an even betterimprovement after adding the Pioneer component speakers greatvalue easyto useuse

    Pros: everything about the unit is awesome

    Cons: You have to but the remote separate but it's clearly noted and remote it's vary reasonable price wise $15 bucks

    Good Sound. That's About it Though.

    Chad from midland, MI on 3/16/2016

    2004 Chevrolet Suburban
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sound is quite good although I get static over the speakers. I probably need to get a filter which I didn't need with my previous radio. Playing music from a USB drive is poor. Shuffle does not work. Does not work with my Android device even though it meets requirements.

    Pros: Sound

    Cons: USB Capability with Android Interface Features Song shuffle

    Crutchfield response on 3/16/2016 Once we saw this review, our Tech Support team reached out to help the customer. We'll either help him get the receiver working the way it should, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

    Amazing quality

    chad c from ct on 3/9/2016

    2010 Nissan Frontier SE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Product shipped fast.. love the fit your vehicle specs... got the wiring harness adaptor and new trim bezel free... Crutchfield is amazing..

    Pros: Easy to use Beautiful display Great sound Awesome responsiveness

    Cons: Wish I got the blue tooth one... other than that...NONE

    Details

    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (rear)
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3
    Touch 6/5/4/3/2
    iPhone 6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs No
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs Yes
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 5
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 12 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Touchscreen & Remote Control
    iPod/iPhone Integration
    Disc & USB Playback
    Audio & Tuner Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    LCD Touchscreen: The AVH-180DVD features a 6.2" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 widescreen touchscreen display. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 (RGB), for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The touchascreen display allows you to control this unit and a connected component, such as an iPod/iPhone or USB mass storage class device. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system.

    • Favorites: You can register the desired menu items on the AVH-180DVD's "Favorites" menu screen. Registering your favorite menu items allows you to quickly jump to the registered menu item by a simple touch on the favorites menu. Up to 12 menu items can be registered as a "Favorite".
    • Color Customization: You can choose between 3 display colors - Red, Blue, or Green.
    • Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video - Full (4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only; enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions), Zoom (4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen), Normal (4:3 picture is displayed as it is).
    • Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for the head unit's video source and rear-view camera; including brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color (adjusts color saturation), hue (adjust color tone), and Dimmer (adjusts brightness).
    Note: 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 stopped with the parking brake engaged. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.

    Front-Panel Controls: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the left edge of the screen with blue illumination. Controls included Eject, Volume Mute, Source, Display, Previous/Next Track, and Fast Forward/Reverse.

    Dimmer: To prevent the touchscreen display and button illumination from being too bright at night, the illumination is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. The automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit. You can also turn on or off the dimmer manually. You can even set a timer for the dimmer to turn on or off.

    Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-1800DVD receiver supports Pioneer's IR remotes (sold separately) and is steering wheel remote compatible (adapter required).

    • Optional Wireless Remote: The AVH-180DVD is compatible with Pioneer's CD-R55 wireless remote control or CD-SR100 steering-wheel mount IR remote (both sold separately).
    • Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVH-180DVD has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is also an optional double-DIN sleeve (130ADTV133, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to Euro-mount or custom mount the Pioneer head unit in your vehicle.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The Pioneer AVH-180DVD supports direct connection of your Lightning or 30-pin connector iPod/iPhone through its rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm jack. The AVH-180DVD offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple iPod/iPhone models. The AVH-180DVD allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 91dB.

    • Lightning Dock Connector: If you have a newer iPhone with the Lightning-connector, simply use Pioneer's Lightning-to-USB cable (130CDIU52, sold separately) or the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the AVH-180DVD for music playback only.
    • 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you have an older iPod or iPhone with a 30-pin dock connector, use the dock connector-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device for stored music and music app playback. Use the Pioneer CD-IU201V iPod Video cable (sold separately) for playback of music and movies files stored on your device, as well as music and movie apps.
    Note: Video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle's parking brake is fully engaged.

    iPod/iPhone Control: The Pioneer AVH-180DVD offers head unit control, song/artist information display, and battery charging of your USB-connected iPod/iPhone device.

    • Head Unit Mode: From the head unit's touchscreen, you can search your iPod/iPhone's audio content by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook; and your video content by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, Video Podcast, or TV Show.  Once you have selected a category, the music or video content is listed alphabetically. You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ will still allow you to navigate stored music and movies from the Apple device's touchscreen, as well access music and video apps; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • Song/Artist Display: In addition, the head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. It will also display song/artist information of select music apps (not all apps will be compatible).
    • Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit will not charge the Apple iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-180DVD supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 12/2/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art
    iPhone
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    3GS 6.1.6 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 9.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+/6S/6S+ 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.6 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th/6th 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    nano
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    2/3 9.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N
    4 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    Air 1/2 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N
    mini 1/2/3/4 9.2 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Compatible Discs: The AVH-180DVD supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with music & video files.

    • Off Insert: You can insert a disc with the unit's power off. The receiver will remain off until you press one of the unit's push-buttons.
    • Installation Angle: Optimum disc playback performance is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
    • 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-180DVD.

    USB Mass Storage Class Device Compatible: The unit's rear-panel USB (type-A) port and 58" USB extension cable allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; such as your Android smartphone (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only) or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Pioneer AVH-180DVD. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port (1A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The head unit's USB port does not support newer Android smartphones with Ice Cream, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, or newer operating systems.

    Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-180DVD supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or inserted USB device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW/-R DL) USB (MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps; sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 5-320 kbps; sampling frequency of 8-48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 8-320kbps; sampling frequency of 8-44.1kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps; sampling frequency of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps; sampling frequency of 8-48kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 8-320kbps; sampling frequency of 8-8kHz
    WAV: bit depth of 8/16-bits; sampling frequency of 16-48kHz
    Video DivX: Maximum resolution of 720 pixels x 576 pixels (4GB Max file size) AVI: maximum resolution of 720 pixels x 480 pixels (30fps)
    MP4: maximum resolution of 720 pixels x 480 pixels (30fps)
    MOV:
    maximum resolution of 720 pixels x 480 pixels (30fps)
    Photo N/A JPEG: max resolution of 8192 x 7680
    Maximum # of Folders/Files

    CD: 300 folders/999 files
    DVD: 300 folders/3,500 files

    300 folders/15,000 files
    Tags ID3 tags (ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags
    Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    File/Track Name List: The Name List feature displays a list of  music, movie, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a connected USB device, so you can easily access your content.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from DVDs, CDs, and flash media, the Pioneer AVH-180DVD is equipped with a 24-bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converter.

    MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: The Pioneer AVH-180DVD is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    • 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)
    Note: The power specifications for the AVH-180DVD 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.

    Rear Speaker Setup The rear speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass) output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.

    2V/4CH Preouts + Sub Control: The Pioneer AVH-180DVD features two pair of 2.0-volt preouts (Front & Rear/SW). The unit's Rear/SW preouts can be configured as fading rear-channel outputs or a non-fading subwoofer output with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level control.

    Crossovers: The AVH-180DVD employs high pass and low pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.

    • HPF: The head unit's 12dB/octave high pass filter only allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level or line-level outputs.
    • LPF: The subwoofer preamp output features an18dB/octave low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) are output to your connected subwoofer. 

    EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 5-Band Graphic 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. The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 5-band graphic equalizer (100, 315, 1.25k, 3.15k, & 8k Hz).

    Audio Settings: The head unit provides further sound adjustments for your car audio system.

    • 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 (12dB).
    • 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 unit's FM volume level, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4 dB to +4 dB.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. The beep tone can be turned on or off.

    Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID AM/FM tuner 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.

    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
    • 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.

    AV Connections

    AV Input: The head unit has a rear-panel 3.5mm minijack AV input for connecting an external audio/video device. The rear-panel 3.5mm minijack input also serves as the AV input for your USB-connected iPod/iPhone (using the proprietary Pioneer cable).

    Video Output: The AVH-180DVD features a rear-panel composite video output that allows you to connect an external display to the unit. You can play back the same video source which is being played on the head 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.

    Rear-View Camera: The AVH-180DVD is equipped with a composite video rear-view camera input for the addition of an optional backup camera (130NDBC8, sold separately). The unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image. When the vehicle's transmission is put in reverse, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (violet/white wire of the harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.0 seconds.

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    Why did you buy this?

    My wife's MX-5 has no iPod/iPhone connectivity, so this should be a nice improvement over the factory stereo. The touch screen should be a nice feature that she should enjoy, as well. [ Paul  Aug 02, 2016 ]
    Best option for the money without breaking the bank. [ Miguel  Jul 18, 2016 ]
    Friend recommendation and great features. [ Daniel  May 29, 2016 ]
    Wanted a back Up camera so I needed a dash video receiver. Heard from many people that pioneer makes high quality sound systems [ Michael  May 20, 2016 ]
    price, features [ Darron  May 09, 2016 ]
    Great "Scratch N Dent" price and I need to put something in my son's first vehicle that I can add a backup camera to, for safety enhancement to see below the level of the rear window. [ Todd  Apr 25, 2016 ]
    Wanted a new stereo in truck and liked all the features this unit had and at a good price. [ john  Apr 14, 2016 ]
    Love it [ Broderick  Mar 11, 2016 ]

    3 questions already asked

    Yes plug it into the back of receiver and pull it down through the back to the floor. It's better than thru cracks. [ BARAQUIEL  Nov 01, 2016 ]
    I ran mine through a drain plug, under the carpet then it is easy to get behind the dash! [ Michael  Nov 01, 2016 ]
    Yes with a USB drive. Has to be the only file on it. [ William  Sep 19, 2016 ]
    yes you will be able to see song name and artist, some even have a picture of the album cover. Yes the controls should work. Mine work perfectly through the radio or steering wheel controls while on Pandora and my iPhone [ James neal  Sep 06, 2016 ]
    Yes you will. [ jason  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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