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Overview

Our take on the Pioneer AVH-280BT

I love having Bluetooth in my car. Not only can I do hands-free calling, but I've also got easy wireless access to the media on my smartphone — perfect for catching up on news, podcasts, or checking out a cool new playlist on Spotify. Pioneer's AVH-280BT DVD receiver will let you tap into this world too. If your smartphone plays it, you can listen to it without having to fumble with aux inputs and cables. And, with most sources, this Pioneer offers touchscreen control over your music too.

Bluetooth® improves your drive

I love having Bluetooth in my car. Not only can I do hands-free calling, but I've also got easy wireless access to the media on my smartphone — perfect for catching up on news, podcasts, or checking out a cool new playlist on Spotify. Pioneer's AVH-280BT DVD receiver will let you tap into this world too. If your smartphone plays it, you can listen to it without having to fumble with aux inputs and cables. And, with most sources, this Pioneer offers touchscreen control over your music too.

If you enjoy your music from other sources, never fear. This receiver covers the bases with CD and DVD playback, an aux input, and iPod® and iPhone® control via USB. And if you want the added attraction of video playback, you can watch DVDs when the parking brake is engaged, or send the video output to optional rear seat screens so your passengers can enjoy some video entertainment when you're heading out on a long trip (or a trip to the store).

Impressive sound

I've got a Pioneer in my car, and I can testify to the sound quality I enjoy every time I turn the key. The AVH-280BT rocks out with a powerful MOSFET amplifier, while the versatile 5-band equalizer tames the rough spots in your car's acoustics. If you're looking for a little more punch, connect an amp or powered sub to the two sets of preamp outputs and kick things up a notch.

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, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

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
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • 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, rear USB input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/subwoofer)
    Other Information:

    Really cool upgrade from the stock stereo. Nice Bluetooth addition. The iPod controls are a little clumsy at times, requiring you to scroll through all artists in order rather than being able to search or move to a specific letter in the alphabet. Otherwise a great stereo.

    Matthew, Corpus Christi, TX

    What's in the Box:

    • DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.2" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • 58" USB extension cable
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 13' cable termianted by a right-angle 2.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 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-280BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (41 Reviews)

    Awesome Upgrade

    Matthew from Corpus Christi, TX on 3/16/2017

    2008 Toyota Yaris
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really cool upgrade from the stock stereo. Nice Bluetooth addition. The iPod controls are a little clumsy at times, requiring you to scroll through all artists in order rather than being able to search or move to a specific letter in the alphabet. Otherwise a great stereo.

    Pros: Cool looks with double din. Nice Bluetooth functionality

    Cons: iPod controls are a little clumsy

    Satisfied Customer!

    Xaviar from Alamogordo, NM on 11/23/2016

    2004 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this stereo in my 2004 Honda Accord, and everything has been great. It was easy to install, and looks good, too. The Bluetooth connects to my phone automatically and within just a few seconds of starting the car. It also connects to my iPad via USB very easily. The microphone works great for hands-free calling and the touch display is nice and responsive for quick changes while driving.

    Pros: Sound Quality, Connectivity, Picture, Value

    Cons: Buttons have connecting overlay so distinction between them requires a visual check

    Old guy enjoys just hearing the words of a song

    Alan from Oak Park, IL on 11/22/2016

    2004 Honda CRV EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The radio/BT/with backup camera function fits my wants perfectly. I am very pleased with the width and brightness of the camera projection and sound quality of the radio, actually the music from my iPhone (the radio is great, but I usually listen to my iPhone playlists and audio books. The phone BT function is excellent, but the radio is so new I forget that I have the phone function on the radio, The microphone is incredible, my wife, who is hard of hearing, can actually hear me (I think that is a good thing most of the time). Very pleased with radio, camera video function, camera, Blue Tooth function, microphone and installation was very straight forward.

    Pros: BT services Back up camera connection, beautiful full screen Great iPhone connection Knew that Crutchfield had my back if I had a problem installing, a very reassuring feeling

    Cons: Sony mentions BT software update in manual, couldn't find it online, otherwise read the manual it's all very good. No Cons with the radio

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    Austin T. from Wenatchee, WA on 11/8/2016

    2008 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great overall product and prices love the fact that it came with all the extras I needed too!

    Pros: Price , size and quality

    Cons:

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    Timmy from Wenatchee, WA on 11/7/2016

    2001 Volkswagen GTI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the stereo, looks really good, and very clean! Thought my speakers were blown with the stock stereo but this made them sound brand new!

    Pros: Bluetooth and DVD

    Cons: None

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    Anonymous from Pottsville, PA on 10/20/2016

    2001 Volkswagen GTI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really good

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    Anonymous from Columbus, OH on 10/18/2016

    2008 Ford Edge
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far so good. I've had it installed for 3 weeks now. It produces good sound, is fairly easy to use, and looks great in the dash. Sometimes it takes a while/needs manual intervention for Bluetooth to connect. Matte finish washes out in the sunlight regardless of "dimmer" setting.

    Pros: Good sound Easy to use Looks good in the dash Price

    Cons: Bluetooth is slow Matte finish on the screen

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    Curt from Blue Springs, MO on 9/4/2016

    2003 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice

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    Awesome Graphics

    Mark from Columbus, OH on 8/30/2016

    2012 Chevrolet Cruze
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My First DVD Player for car, And i was impressed. Everything i could need and easy settings without combo buttons to get you from here to there. I never used the built in amp cause of the RCA outputs, Very nice sounding deck. The DVD on a flash drive is insane.

    Pros: Sound Clarity , Outputs and Inputs, EQ, Backup Camera, ALL THE ABOVE !

    Cons: I failed to notice the buttons stay blue when changing colors, But that was my fault it does say that in there description.

    Terrible bluetooth reciever!!

    Shawn from Arkansas on 8/16/2016

    Do not buy as a bluetooth reciever!!

    Pros: Great functionality

    Cons: Bluetooth is crap! Constantly cuts out and displays the wrong track info. Pathetic Pioneer!!

    Great Bang For Your Buck

    Ryan from Macungie, PA on 8/14/2016

    2011 Subaru Impreza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was in the search for an upgrade for my OEM radio. My needs were touchscreen, bluetooth, and some dimming for night time driving. The price was very nice for a touchscreen unit. I was told not to go with any of the android touchscreen options, even if they were cheaper. This head unit exceeded my expectations for the price. It isn't very crazy with the physical buttons but the screen is very responsive. I love the option that I can actually turn the screen off or configure the dimming options of it. The options are pretty good. Has subwoofer options too if you want to head that route. It also supports a backup camera but in my case I can't use it because of the wiring harness that my car uses. I'm sure if I work on it I can make it work. The only thing I dislike is the parking brake deal. Although throwing a switch in there fixes the whole thing.

    Pros: Exceeded expectations for the price.

    Cons: Wattage is a little underpowered but that is how it is with these head units. Nothing an $60 amp won't fix.

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    Anonymous from Burlington, NC on 8/11/2016

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Decent Head unit for the money. Video is crisp and clear, audio is satisfactory, touchscreen is responsive. I do wish I had spent a little more for better android features.

    Pros: Price Function

    Cons: Extremely limited android functions.

    Great radio

    Like the simplicity of operation for this radio from Moloka'i, HI on 8/10/2016

    2006 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You get what you pay for

    Pros: All good

    Cons: None

    bluetooth upgrade

    M Martin from Broadway, NC on 8/5/2016

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value at a small price. This receiver brought my wife's Silverado into the digital age. She loves it. Installation kit retained all steering wheel controls and chimes. Installation was straight forward and looks factory.

    Pros: Pioneer quality, very easy to use, great features, Android compatible, backup camera works flawlessly

    Cons: Control lights don't dim, steering control search doesn't stop on freqs.

    Excellent Head Unit

    RMiller from Brookhaven, MS on 7/30/2016

    2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased this unit strictly for the Double-Din housing and the Bluetooth. Fits my needs perfectly, love the unit for the ease of hook up and the price.

    Pros: Price Ease of Hook up Bluetooth

    Cons: Really no customization of the display, same background.

    Awesome upgrade

    brett from Ambler, PA on 7/30/2016

    2015 Kia Optima

    Wanted an inexpensive upgrade to my Kia stock radio and this fit the bill. Great sound, touch screen and sub control...everything that could ask for.

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    Better then expected. Great value for the price

    Randy S. from Bergenfield, NJ on 7/21/2016

    2008 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    System is easy to use and install. Bought this for new driver so she would have Bluetooth phone, and it works better then Bluetooth I installed in a car 2 years ago.

    Pros: Simple and easy to use. Bluetooth is great. Looks like it was made for the jeep.

    Cons:

    Boxster radio upgrade

    Black box from Atlanta ga on 7/18/2016

    2006 Porsche Boxster
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent radio for upgrading your car stereo easy install great sound and easy to use unit very powerful sound had to upgrade speakers to handle all the power

    Pros: Easy instructions and install

    Cons: None

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    Melanie from Nome, AK on 7/7/2016

    2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice

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    Goodness

    Greg from Hanover, MD on 6/30/2016

    2003 Ford Mustang

    Does everything I need it to. 6" touch screen and Bluetooth for streaming and hands free calls. Auto connects in about 15 seconds after powered on. Sounds a little better than stock head unit (Mach 1000 which is great). 5 band EQ, two user customizable curves, and three loudness levels are really nice to shape sound and save settings. For what I paid it's great. Didn't think I'd miss my rotary volume knob, but I do. Wish there was a digital knob I could control from the screen. Screen colors could be more vivid. They look a little washed out.

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    Great head unit

    Dano from Wilmington, NC on 6/28/2016

    2006 Toyota Sequoia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You really cannot go wrong with this unit. This unit makes my stock speakers sound better. This was a huge improvement over my stock head unit.

    Pros: Quality, sound and options

    Cons: None

    One of the best radios

    Brandon from Lawton Oklahoma on 6/26/2016

    2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is awesome! It's very easy to use. Has everything you need all in one. And I love the hands free calling. So easy to use and so convenient. I highly recommend this radio to everyone!!!!

    Pros: Good radio for the value

    Cons: Nothing

    ready for a road trip

    Dave T from Charlottesville, VA on 6/24/2016

    2001 Toyota Avalon

    Liked the product - loved the service from Crutchfield

    Pros: Bluetooth linked immediately - like the hands off telephone capability, sound rich and clear, very easy to use

    Cons: don't really like the design on the screen, would be nice to have different options to choose from

    Great value

    Jase from Houston Tx on 6/14/2016

    2013 Chevrolet Cruze
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value picture and sound for the price. Love the fact while waiting for class I can watch shows or movies. And loving I have Bluetooth connectivity for music.

    Pros: Value Bluetooth looks great in my Cruze.

    Cons: No remote still inset in my dash

    Awesome unit! Great sound at a great price.

    Scott R from Madison, MS on 6/9/2016

    2006 Honda Accord LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had some experience with Pioneer touchscreen BT units and expected a similar outcome. However, I was shocked at the sound quality of this new unit. The BT paired very easily. Installation was a bit challenging due to wiring but the instructions was so easily laid out that it became just a time issue.

    Pros: Great unit for the money. Sound quality and BT connectivity. Connectivity with factory steering wheel controls makes this a complete package.

    Cons: Wiring

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    Eric from Warner Robins, GA on 6/9/2016

    2005 Lincoln Navigator
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio works very good, sound quality is excellent and video display is exactly what I needed.Ease of use

    Pros: User Friendly

    Cons: none

    Happy :)

    Noe from Los Angeles, CA on 5/26/2016

    2013 Smart fortwo
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Happy with the product, as described. I wish it had more inputs for for audio flexibility, but the product is overall good. -N

    Pros: Price

    Cons: Only front and back (2) inputs.

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    mason from peoria IL on 5/23/2016

    2007 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is product wasn't too bad for the price. Its a little on the upper side for price but overall its a good product.

    Pros: sturdy

    Cons: price

    Review

    Peter from Bayfield, CO on 5/18/2016

    2006 Volvo XC70
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Everything works great, sounds good. Only issues are: - No tactile feedback with the touch screen (no big deal) - Kind of weird that the USB, Aux connections are on the back of the unit

    Pros:

    Cons: - Kind of weird that the USB, Aux connections are on the back of the unit. I'm going to have to drill some holes in the dash to put some bulkhead fitting in

    Excellent

    Voodoodriver from Omaha, NE on 5/18/2016

    2011 Honda CRV EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This has excellent integration with my iPhone. I start the car and the last iPhone that was connected will automatically reconnect via Bluetooth. I have two Alpine single din with Bluetooth that require button pushing to connect. The backup camera looks great. It took me a minute to get the DVD player setup.

    Pros: Bluetooth, USB on the back panel.

    Cons: no USB on the back panel. plays cd/dvd. Not a con really, but I wanted a digital media(iphone/android/usb, backup camera, FLIR) only box.

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    Anonymous from Omaha, NE on 5/17/2016

    2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very easy to install and appreciate the instructions to help. Worth making the upgrade.

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    Perfect upgrade

    Larry from Largo, MD on 5/10/2016

    2007 Lincoln Town Car
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Perfect replacement from stock. Very easy installation thanks to instructions from Crutchfield.

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    Great for the price

    Nick M from Albion, NY on 5/7/2016

    2007 Chevrolet Cobalt
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great for the money. The built-in amp tends to distort at high levels, so if you're building a full system you'll want a separate amp. Bluetooth calling works well, but if you're streaming bluetooth audio, it tends to be a bit laggy. I remedied this by using the rear USB and wiring an iPod into the glovebox with all of my tunes on it. Problem solved!

    Pros: Good value, lots of features for the money. Ease of use/user interface

    Cons: Bluetooth audio a bit laggy, distorts at high volumes. Needs outboard amp

    EXCELLENT

    Robert S from Madison,ms on 5/1/2016

    2005 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent radio all together, very pleased with everything and sounds great l!!

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    Anonymous from Poland, ME on 4/19/2016

    2008 GMC Yukon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good install, priced fair,

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    Pioneer Going Downhill

    djthedj from Dallas, TX on 4/12/2016

    2005 Nissan Altima

    if you are a fan of Pioneer like me, and you think you'll have great sound, then avoid this product! I've had Pioneer car audio in all my cars for over 20 yrs. My last one I used for 8 or 9 yrs and loved it. I recently upgraded (or thought it was an upgrade) to this model to join this decade so I have a USB port for me, and movies for the kids. I thought "can't go wrong with Pioneer" since it's mp3 and menu navigation is set up better than most and I wasn't looking to change to another brand for a layout I didn't like. Pioneer has always made sure they had the right settings, once you find the happy medium, one audio setting fits all (because nobody listens to just one genre of music). Well, this model lacks what previous models had in audio settings and output. Once I get it close to my previous model, the bass distorts the mid-high level (which Pioneer has never done) and there is no happy medium. It hits at all the wrong frequencies, and no advanced settings like my old one. It's got your standard SLA, Loudness, and Bass, but no clear way to adjust High, Low & Mid. My last 2 had advanced audio settings as well as the Low, Mid & High which was deep, the ability to tweak each range (lo, mid, hi) to 1k or 2k, or 80k or 100k and so on, and you can go 1-2N or 1-2W. I never understood that part, but I always had great sound. This has none of it. The quality is terrible.

    Pros: Several types of inputs, inexpensive car DVD player, supports more modern features.

    Cons: Many file types are unplayable, and my biggest complaint is the poorest sound quality output I've ever heard from a Pioneer.

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    Anonymous from Fairbanks, ak on 4/7/2016

    2004 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good deck and easy to install.

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    Decent Budget Double-Din Head Unit

    Kyle from Central Point, OR on 3/28/2016

    2010 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The Pioneer AVH-280BT was the least expensive double-din head unit that was made by Pioneer, played DVDs, and supported Bluetooth. On paper, this unit checked all the boxes of my "must-have" list. However, now that I've seen the unit in person, I realize there is a big difference between simply implementing a feature and doing a task well. The interface on this unit is extremely clunky and frustrating to work with. The LCD screen is very poor quality -- low resolution and everything is blocky and appears un-refined. Sound quality is mediocre, at best. Several features that were expected are nowhere to be seen. For example, I've seen several press releases from Pioneer stating that all 2016 head units with bluetooth support also include Siri Eyes-Free. However, I cannot figure out how to use it on this product. The manual makes no mention of it, either. Ultimately, this product is an entry-level head unit that ticks a few boxes on the "features" list. But don't be fooled into thinking that more expensive head units are wastes of money. The AVH-280BT demonstrates that you don't get what you don't pay for.

    Pros: Inexpensive for the brand and feature list.

    Cons: Poor quality, low resolution display. Unrefined, clunky interface. Unimpressive sound quality.

    Crutchfield response on 3/29/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

    Nice head unit

    Omar from cranford, NJ on 3/14/2016

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a solid setup if you want to add a double din screen to an older car. 1991 Mustang has the space for a double din (with some modification to the car of course). Warning, it's a full double din and it's deep; if you have any space issues be warned. The wiring harness is a breeze; it's color matched to the aftermarket Ford wiring harness (that Crutchfield gave me for free). I recommend soldering all the wire ends together; makes for a cleaner install. The screen is bright and the touch is very responsive. Bluetooth syncing was a breeze. I haven't played with the other functions yet, but it seems like a solid unit; recommended by a good friend and the Crutchfield tech says it would've been his recommendation as well. What I love is that I took a 25 year old car, and gave it bluetooth phone and bluetooth streaming. Included in the box is a microphone with a Very long wire that allows you to mount your mic anywhere in the car. It also has a USB cable that gives you a usb port for charging your phone or hooking up your iPod (routed to my glovebox). This is a great setup for a good price.

    Pros: Good looking, easy to install, mic and usb cable included, easy sync.

    Cons: It's not that loud, but then it's a 25 year old car; they didn't make the car acoustically well so I accept that it's going to sound like a newly built well insulated factory system.

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    Eddie from Jensen Beach, Fl on 2/24/2016

    2000 GMC Yukon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Crutchfield LIVE TECH SUPPORT is awesome could not have installed it with out you guys.. Thanks Everyone for all the HELP

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    Excellent choice

    Wincy from Lynbrook ny on 1/16/2016

    2010 Honda CRV LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent fit and performance with easy installation, perfect dash kit fits like factory stereo

    Pros: Easy fit, excellent looking stereo. Perfect choice of dash kit and adapters

    Cons: Only con is that pioneer should consider providing aux ext

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    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 Built-in
    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
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 14 watts
    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

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

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    LCD Touchscreen: The AVH-280BT 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, USB mass storage class device, or Bluetooth. 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-280BT'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-280BT is compatible with Pioneer'sCD-R55 wireless remote control orCD-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 optionalsteering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVH-280BT 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.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The AVH-280BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 3.0, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer AVH-280BT.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-280BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. Up to 3 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be registered to this head unit; only one device can be used at a time.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The AVH-280BT supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the AVH-X2800BS provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The AVH-280BT allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the AVH-280BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by entering the phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad (0-9, *, #, +, C).
    • Preset Dialing: You can easily store up to six phone numbers as presets for speed dialing.
    • Phone Book: The phone book (up to 1,000 contacts) in your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically.
    • Call Log: The 50 most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
    Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention, such as dialing numbers on the touchscreen monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to access these functions.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Advanced Music Navigation): The Pioneer AVH-280BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the AVH-280BT lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc.. (AVRCP 1.4-up phones only). The head unit will also display your music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. (app must also support). When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod Connectivity w/ DAC Bypass: The Pioneer AVH-280BT supports direct connection of your Lightning or 30-pin connector iPod/iPhone through its rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm jack. The AVH-280BT offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple iPod/iPhone models. The AVH-280BT 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-280BT 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-280BT 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-280BT supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 12/23/2014):

    Apple DeviceGenerationTested VersionMedia TypeControl TypeDisplay TypeBluetoothCharge
    AudioVideoHead UnitiPod/iPhoneSong/Artist TextTrack Info Album Art PhoneAudio
    iPhone
    3G4.2.1YYYNYYYYYY
    3GS6.1.6YYYYYYYYYY
    47.1.2YYYYYYYYYY
    4S9.2YYYYYYYYYY
    5/5C/5S9.2YNYYYYYYYY
    6/6+/6S/6S+9.2YNYYYYYYYY
    touch
    2nd4.2.1YYYNYYYNYY
    3rd5.1.1YYYNYYYNYY
    4th6.1.6YYYYYYYNYY
    5th/6th9.2YNYYYYYNYY
    nano
    3rd1.1.3YYYNYYYNNY
    4th1.0.4YYYNYYYNNY
    5th1.0.2YYYNYYYNNY
    6th1.2 PCYNYNYYYNNY
    7th1.02 PCYNYNYYYNYY
    classic 80GB1.1.2YYYNYYYNNY
    120GB2.0.1YYYNYYYNNY
    160GB2.0.4YYYNYYYNNY
    iPad15.1.1YYYNYYYNYN
    2/39.2YYYYYYYNYN
    49.2YNYYYYYNYN
    Air 1/29.2YNYYYYYNYN
    mini 1/2/3/49.2YNYYYYYNYY

    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-280BT 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-280BT.

    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-280BT. 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-280BT 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 SystemISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF FAT 16/32
    Playable File TypesAudioMP3: 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
    VideoDivX: 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)
    PhotoN/AJPEG: 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
    TagsID3 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-280BT is equipped with a 24-bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converter.

    MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: The Pioneer AVH-280BT 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-280BT 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-280BT 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-280BT 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-280BT 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-280BT 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?

    Second purchase of this unit for another vehicle. Love the fit and function![ Jeremy  Oct 31, 2016 ]
    Cheap and has many great features![ Walter  Jul 18, 2016 ]
    Good suggestion by ZyggiZiggy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=37 [ Lori  May 05, 2016 ]
    Was looking to replace outdated factory radio, and this radio met the qualifications I need. It has Bluetooth connectivity, and a solid sound system with it. It is very affordable for a touch screen, and had everything I was looking for.[ William  Apr 17, 2016 ]

    24 questions already asked

    Yes it does. I Bluetooth my favorite music like a boss[ Marty  May 13, 2017 ]
    It works my iPhone 7 so it shouldn't be a problem.[ David  May 11, 2017 ]
    Yes it's compatible. I also have a 7+ and will also charge phone.[ VICTORINO  May 11, 2017 ]
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.[ Kenny  Nov 11, 2016 ]  Staff
    My car is Bluetooth ready and it works great. I can also sync my phone. So I would think so.[ DEON  Oct 17, 2016 ]
    This unit has no faceplate[ zachary  Oct 12, 2016 ]
    no, once secured, it requires screwdriver disassembly[ German  Oct 11, 2016 ]
    Yes it does[ Lori  Aug 17, 2016 ]
    on ipod or device if its plugged in. not sure bout radio[ Mark  Aug 16, 2016 ]
    It depends on radio station. Some do and others do not. If you utilize Bluetooth I have noticed that Pandora is best for displaying the name, song, etc while others may show the first song but generally don't come through after that.[ JIM  Aug 16, 2016 ]
    Yes it does[ Ga Hitmen  Aug 16, 2016 ]
    It does not auto dim. I just use a single brightness that is not too bright at night but bright enough to see during the day[ Nicholas  Aug 09, 2016 ]
    There's an illumination wire that's on the harness for this radio. Match up the wires and it will dim when you turn the headloghts on. That's how I have mine set up[ sean  Aug 09, 2016 ]
    Yes, it auto dims also there is a setting in the setup menu so you can change the settings.[ jim  Aug 08, 2016 ]
    yes, its very easy to do so[ zachary  Oct 12, 2016 ]
    Yes, the Pioneer AVH-280BT features two pair of 2.0-volt preouts; including a configurable non-fading subwoofer output with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level control. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry  Aug 01, 2016 ]  Staff
    Yes! Optional Wireless Remote: The AVH-280BT is compatible with Pioneer's CD-R55 wireless remote control or CD-SR100 steering-wheel mount IR remote (both sold separately).[ sean  Jun 19, 2016 ]
    no not on this head unit.[ zachary  Oct 12, 2016 ]
    I just tried it. I could drag through the song while playing a CD and with my iPhone connected via usb but not while utilizing Bluetooth. Hope this helps.[ Jason  Jun 10, 2016 ]
    I would stream music through youtube, and it would come through the bluetooth.[ Brian  May 23, 2016 ]
    Does with my iphone6[ ROGER  May 23, 2016 ]
    I know it streams YouTube and iHeartradio and Pandora[ OMAR  May 23, 2016 ]
    yes just have to purchase the correct wiring kit[ zachary  Oct 12, 2016 ]
    Yes it will. There are a number of 'how to' videos in you tube in this subject. Eachv brand of vehicle uses different wires, but in theory is doable, I had some issues with mine and still need to set manually a couple of buttons, my brand of car is not very common in the US ( Grand Vitara Suzuki) [ German  May 07, 2016 ]
    No it does not. If you have it on your phone it will through Bluetooth.[ LARRY  Apr 08, 2016 ]
    Thanks for your question. I believe it would, but for more information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to be sure. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and help determine the differences and help you make the best decision for your budget.[ Kenny  Apr 08, 2016 ]  Staff
    We don't have a way of getting video from an iPhone 6s+ into this receiver. We have other receivers that can. Feel free to call an advisor 1-800-324-9695 for a personalized recommendation. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Apr 04, 2016 ]  Staff
    When you buy a car stereo from us, we'll make sure you get the right package of installation gear required to install it; including an antenna adapter (if necessary) to connect your new stereo to the factory antenna in your vehicle. To see the installation packages that are required for your vehicle, you can identify it with our Outfit My Car tool here: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx?lp=%2fCar%2foutfitmycar%2fcar.aspxOnce you add the stereo you're interested in to your shopping car, you'll then be able to choose the installation package you want from the options we have available that work specifically with your vehicle. You can also reach out to one of our Advisors using the Contact Us link at the top of the website for further assistance. I hope that helps!My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry  Mar 23, 2016 ]  Staff
    It works with both Android and Apple phones.[ Elaine  Mar 23, 2016 ]
    It connected to my android just fine. Even shows the song, album, and artist info on the screen. Even reconnects and auto-plays when I start the car.[ Phillip  Mar 23, 2016 ]
    Brandon, before I purchased this I used my sons unit which is the same unit and my android paired right up with no problem. Hope this helps[ Mike  Mar 23, 2016 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Mar 18, 2016 ]  Staff
    no this unit can not do that[ zachary  Oct 12, 2016 ]
    No it doesn't, but I recommend getting the bt2800. More capabilities and much better screen resolution[ Evan  Mar 07, 2016 ]
    Not to my knowledge but am not super savvy. Bought it for it's Bluetooth and Back up camera features. Would suggest you ask Crutchfield's customer service Dept whom I have always found super helpful and knowledgable.[ ROGER  Mar 07, 2016 ]
    Not the video just the audio[ DOUG  Feb 28, 2016 ]
    Sorry i have not tried this yet.[ EJSchulz  Feb 28, 2016 ]
    I never tried[ JOE  Feb 27, 2016 ]
    no this unit will not display any maps[ zachary  Oct 12, 2016 ]
    No. You can use the built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling & stereo audio streaming from your phone but the stereo offers no Android-specific functionality or on-screen integration. You will find this information, and more, by clicking the "Details" tab on the stereo's main webpage and scrolling down below the "Features & Specs" table. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Feb 03, 2016 ]  Staff
    it may need a hard reset. Unplug the car ( disconnect the negative terminal ) battery for 5 minutes and plug it back .[ German  May 07, 2016 ]
    However some cameras are not compatible with different brands like Magellan camera are not compatible with other brand[ Wu  Jan 25, 2016 ]
    Sounds like it's not wired up right. I had the same problem until I found out I had power wire to the camera hooked up to the wrong spot I also had the reverse wire hooked up to some navigation wire instead of the actual reverse indicator wire. Hope this helps.[ DOUG  Jan 25, 2016 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Jan 25, 2016 ]  Staff
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.[ Krissy  Jan 04, 2016 ]  Staff
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.[ Krissy  Jan 04, 2016 ]  Staff
    Yes it does. The AVH-280BT 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. Pioneer recommends using a camera with a mirror image (reversed) output. Hope that helps.[ Kenny  Jan 02, 2016 ]  Staff
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