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Pioneer's made a science out of touchscreen usability, and their AVH-P2300DVD DVD receiver features a 5.8" screen that has everything in the right place. You'll appreciate the user-friendly display with its intuitive controls, as you find yourself tapping your way through menus with hardly a glance at the manual.

Pioneer's made a science out of touchscreen usability, and their AVH-P2300DVD DVD receiver features a 5.8" screen that has everything in the right place. You'll appreciate the user-friendly display with its intuitive controls, as you find yourself tapping your way through menus with hardly a glance at the manual.

Speedy iPod® controls and more
Slide into the driver's seat, plug your iPod into the front USB input, and you'll be able to use the receiver's controls to access your music. You'll see artist and song info on the screen, and you can even add Pioneer's optional CD-IU50V iPod cable to check out album art. Once that cable's connected, you can also view video from your iPod or iPhone® (and DVDs, of course) when you're parked, or send that video to back-seat screens when you're on the go.

Media center
You'll have a lot of different ways to play your media. You can play music files burned onto CDs or DVDs, or loaded on USB devices. You can also view video and photos stored on CDs or DVDs. And this receiver features a powerful built-in amp and a 5-band equalizer so all your music will sound right.

Add on, and stay on course
If you want to stay on course in your travels, you can add Pioneer's AVIC-U220 navigation module for instant access to maps of the U.S. and Canada. Once you're on the road, you can make and take hands-free phone calls with the help of Pioneer's Bluetooth adapter. And, last of all, you can connect a rear-view camera for extra safety when backing up out of those tight spots.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in MOSFET amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 5.8" touchscreen with multi-angle adjustments
    • intuitive touchscreen controls
    • 5 customizable display colors and customizable button illumination choices
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    audio/video features:
    • plays MP3/WMA/AAC files recorded on CD, DVD, and USB devices
    • supports DivX video playback from DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW discs, or USB devices
    • JPEG picture file playback on CD discs or USB devices
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 5-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • Advanced Sound Retriever
    • built-in audio iPod control — Pioneer's optional adapter required for viewing video content
    • compatible with Pioneer Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio, navigation module, and HD Radio tuner
    • inputs: front USB input, front and rear A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 4-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear/sub)
    Other information:

    Overall.. A very good unit for a good price. Install is very easy with Crutchfield supplied instructions and adapters.

    Rick B, WI

    What's in the Box:

    • Double-DIN DVD A/V receiver with integrated 5.8" LCD touchscreen monitor (10A fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Trim-ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CXE3877)
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • 8 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 8 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Owner's Manual (English)
    • Owner's Manual (French)
    • Owner's Manual (Spanish)
    • Warranty sheet (USA/Canada)

    Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (27 Reviews)

    Very nice

    hunter from detroit michigan on 2/6/2012

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

    I really like this unit. Very nice menus. The only thing I don't like about this unit is there is no USB plug in the back of this unit, so when I listen to my iPod,which is all the time, there is a plug sticking out. I also got a boyo backup camera hooked up to this unit and it was a breeze to install, with a great picture. My only problem with this unit so far is I cannot get any DVDs to work. Everytime i try it acts as if the ebrake is not engaged, and stays blue with no picture. I hope to get some downtime and call crutchfeild so I can get this sorted out.



    A very good unit

    Rick B from WI on 11/13/2011

    2004 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall.. A very good unit for a good price. Install is very easy with Crutchfield supplied instructions and adapters.

    Pros: Easy to use after a little time getting used to the layout.

    Cons: FM reception could be better. Owners manual is very basic and print is so small I downloaded it from Crutchfield so I could use my laptop to make it easier to read.

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    mario from Mt. Rainier, MD on 10/16/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very happy with my new radio...... I like the fast service from crutchfield person, and the that I got my product on time..... Thank you........



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    Jeff from Lusby Md. on 10/15/2011

    2009 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    perfect head unit in my 2009 tundra love everything about it



    Great Product!

    Anonymous from Glendale, AZ on 10/11/2011

    2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I did a lot of research and decided on this system... I got it installed in my Hyundai Santa Fe without a hitch and have been ecstatic about it since! I have been showing it off to everyone... the guides that Crutchfield provided, and the timely answer to one phone question, made the installation quick and easy... definitely would recommend this system and Crutchfield to any/everyone!



    Awesome HU though

    PC from APO Japan on 10/8/2011

    2000 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome headunit it just falls short on manuals following instructions and triple checking along with troubleshooting it wont send a signal from either preout, in fact rear speakers wont even highlight in the menu. Which is sad because they dont tell you what that means in the manual. So I gave it 2 stars for powering my in door aftermarkets and sounding quite nice but not being able to signal to a sub or amp.



    Very poor FM reception and no AM reception

    RobB from Harrisburg, PA on 9/8/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love the radio but find it unforgiveable to only receive 6 FM stations and 0 AM stations when the factory radio received 20+ FM and 5+ AM stations. I don't like this and can't believe the basic capabilities of a radio; to receive FM and AM stations are passed over... I'll call the professional installer, Pioneer and Crutchfield tomorrow to get some ideas about this issue. I'll keep you posted.



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    Dan k from Long island, NY on 9/4/2011

    This product was a great investment for my radio. It was easy to put in and having the usb and aux on the front makes everything so much easier plus its a touch screen! Great buy 100% worth every penny!



    Mustang GT

    Blues Man Z from Cary, NC on 9/1/2011

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Replaced a Shaker 500 in 2006 Mustang GT with the Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD. It sounds and looks fantastic. Installation was pretty simple (1st timer). I soldered all the harness connections, this was the most time consuming part of install. I installed a diode on the remote wire as some had suggested. I have not had any problems. It is very easy to navigate through the functions (did have to read the manual though). IPOD sounds great through this unit. The only problem I had was getting the holes from the mounting kit to match up with the radio. Holes did not match up perfectly and some were too small for screws. Other than that, no problems. I have seen where people bypass the parking brake so they can watch movies while in motion. This is something I just don't understand. Keep your eyes on the road. *Note: The antenna adapter was not needed as the original antenna fits the head (the adapter does not). I will be adding XM radio this weekend.



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    Jeff A from Nathalie, VA on 8/31/2011

    Installed this unit with 6.5" Pioneer 3way speakers in my 04 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab and it blew my mind how good it sounds. This is a great unit. Money well spent.




    ReiledUp from Philadelphia, PA on 8/30/2011

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Was a perfect fit in my Chevy Silverado and with upgraded speakers its the best sound quality i heard in a truck, well besides show cars. Excellent service from Crutchfield and i highly recommend them. USB should be in the rear but it still looks amazing!



    Extremely Nice Receiver

    Fiskie from Lewisburg, WV on 8/29/2011

    2010 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very pleased with this receiver, but wish some other options had been built-in. I added Sirius satellite capability, which was okay. However, I would really have liked built-in HD capability in a more advanced model. I would have paid extra for that. I also wish it had a rear USB jack. I downgraded a star for this. I installed this in a 2010 Tacoma. The Schoch dashboard kit that is provided matches beautifully, and accomodates the hazard switch and clock perfectly. I do wish it incorporated a steel mount, however. The ABS just doesn't feel good. The Toyota connectors work very nicely, and the instructions are clear for the electrical. The Crutchfield instructions for disassembling the existing radio and dash components are pretty scanty. However, a Google search of the Web quickly produced some excellent sites with fantastic photographs detailing this. I wish that Pioneer did not require the interface box for the Sirius. It was touch- and-go trying to find space to mount both the interface and the Sirius receiver under the dash. The Pioneer box works very well. I love the touch screen display. Regular FM sensitivity is nothing special up here in the mountains, but that's why I got satellite. I use my iPod in the front-panel USB connector, but wish there was a rear connector as well. The controls are complicated, however, and the manual provided has microscopic text. I had to print it out to full-page size to read it.



    Great receiver

    EricW from San Francsico, CA on 8/29/2011

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

    Great receiver, love the way it looks in my 2011 Honda Insight, fills the dash out nicely, looks like it was an option from dealer. I got the hands-free bluetooth kit, works phenomenally! It's works very well talking at a normal speaking volume, and integrates with the receiver to lower the music whenever someone calls. My partner's blackberry works flawlessly with it, and automatically connects whenever he gets in the car. I also added on the rear camera. The resolution is ok, but the field of vision is great. Fantastic when parallel parking in tight spots. The receiver works well with my xm satellite tuner. Navigating by category is straightfoward, and you can manually input the channel to jump to. I wish it had more presets, without having to switch xm bands. For normal radio I love being able to automatically scan the channels and program in the strongest signals with one button. The ipod controlls integrated easily with my iphone 3g. The remote works well, although I wish the channel and volume buttons were larger and centered, I don't use the dvd playback that often but those buttons are center stage on the remote. My only criticism is that the touch screen could be a little more responsive and the buttons bigger targets for your finger (I have big fingers!). But I've seen way worse touch screen responses, so it's only sub par when compared to something like an iphone or ipad.



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    Jeff from Akron Ohio on 8/11/2011

    2008 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall good stereo, decent graphics. No issues with operation or installation. Should have sprung for rear USB input



    Worth every penny!

    Franz from Portland on 8/4/2011

    2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this to replace the factory radio in my 04 wrx. Fits perfect and took about 45 mins tops to install. The unit itself is amazing for what you pay for. what made me choose this one was the ability to add on to it later if need be (navi, bluetooth, rear camera). But out the box i was impressed on how much you get. one thing i should add is that you do not need the "ipod adapter". i used a spare USB ipod cable to connect my iphone 3GS and works perfect. even charges the phone. you have the option to use it in app mode or display info on the screen.



    Buy It!

    Jeff Ro from Indianapolis on 7/23/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product and Crutchfield service! I am not too familiar with aftermarket units but this is fun and easy to use. Great touchscreen and video. Good power. Im 41 and this was my first install. It took about as long as I expected (6 hours) but the results turned out 100% professional grade. Not bad for a rookie. Rock on Pioneer and Crutchfield!



    Nice receiver

    Richard from Juncos, Puerto Rico on 7/23/2011

    2006 GMC Canyon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice receiver.



    awesome radio and a great deal

    Antonio K from Little Rock, Ar on 6/18/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Real great radio for the price. You cant beat the price even compared with internet pricing from ebay. The bracket and master sheets were a big help (installed it myself in 04' lincoln town car) The 5.8" screen is a real nice size and very responsive.I added the steering wheel control that was very easy to add.Overall Its a great radio for the price




    KalebW from Denver, CO on 6/17/2011

    2005 Pontiac GTO
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit does everything I wanted it to do and then some! All the features work great and it looks great in my dash. I would recommend this to anyone!



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    Donnie from Rural Retreat,VA on 6/15/2011

    2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This DVD player is awesome.



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    Daniel from Texas on 6/6/2011

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great reciever, easy installation, extremely pleased.. screen clarity not an issue, can see just fine.. HUGE upgrade from my factory '06 Ford F-150. I cant even turn it up past 25 on the volume and also had to turn my amp settings down.. would recommend to anyone



    killer sound for the price

    Philip C from Cadiz Ky on 6/1/2011

    2006 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Killer sound for the price. Easy to operate and control



    Nice Radio

    JK from Ms on 5/8/2011

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great radio that dosen't break the bank.Touch screen is very responsive ipod works great easy step by step instruction for installation great sound but need aftermaket speakers for full power.Nice Buy




    crystal1975 from Virginia Beach, Va. on 4/26/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replaced my stock stereo in my 2005 Camry and I LOVE it!!!! So easy to use especially with my iPod. I feel so high tech now with the cool touch screen! I'm happy that it is blue tooth capable & that you can add the navigation system & satellite radio in the future also. My husband & I installed it ourselves it was very easy with the installation gear & instructions they give you. I'm also happy that it fits perfectly. No spaces or gaps.



    Nice DVD Reciever!

    Mr Tredd from Colorado Springs, CO on 4/13/2011

    Great product, especially having the price that was advertised.many features to play with! Fits perfect in my 07 G6, couldnt ask for an easier installation (self installed). The only reason i didnt give it 5 was because you would think it came with built in bluetooth, but you have to buy one! It comes with "blue-tooth capabilities" so be aware of that.



    05 Hyundai Tiburon w/ infinity Sound Install

    Mitch B. from Albany, Ga on 3/7/2011

    2005 Hyundai Tiburon
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a super nice unit and very easy to operate even for the beginner. The touch screen works flawlessly and is very responsive and smooth. Alot of feature are included and the install in my Tiburon was very simple. The IPOD cable sold seperately is not needed if you have the cable that came with your IPOD, it simple plugs in to the front and works great. If you have a Hyundai Tiburon with the Infinity sound system the Crutchfield site may say the install requires the PAC interface. It does not, you simply wire the existing plug on the headunit to the adapter plug and your good to go, also no custom kit is needed, you can use the existing brackets on the factory headunit. Like i said it was a simple install and as always Crutchfield sent everything i needed to complet the install.



    Commen Sense Radio

    B-rizzle from Clinton, MI on 3/6/2011

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

    Everything about this radio is awesome. For Ipod control, all you need is the USB/adapter your Ipod came with. It is very easy to program radio stations, not always the case with some radios - especially touchscreens. You can touch screen your DVD menu options, no need for the remote (but it's nice to have). Everything about this radio is the way a radio should be. I plan on buying the navigation option, but I don't have enough money right now. I am not sure about the Ipod video feature, or if an extra cable is needed for that. All of the pictures for the "adapter" look similar to the standard Ipod USB cable, but I don't have any movies on my Ipod right now to check. My only concern is the bracket they sent for the radio, doesn't fit around the radio. I will be calling Crutchfield to examine my options, but it doesn' look horrible int he dash as it is, but there is a gap.




    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input AV Front
    Audio/video Input 2
    USB Input Front
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready Sirius or XM
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone Phone4S/Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3
    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 Variable
    EQ Bands 5
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod Connectivity
    AV Connections
    Bluetooth/Remote Control

    Display Features

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets.

    Note: As always, please consult theCrutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    5.8" TFT LCD Touchscreen Color Display: The AVH-P2300DVD features a 5.8" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 widescreen touchscreen display. The resolution of the display is 1440 x 240, for a total of 345,600 pixels. The touchscreen display allows you to control this unit and a paired Bluetooth device, or a connected component such as an iPod/iPhone, Satellite radio receiver, HD Radio tuner, or USB Flash memory. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system. The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.

    Note: The fixed touchscreen display is not removable.

    Multilingual Display: The Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD offers English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish text.

    Video Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for each source and the optional rear view camera; including brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color (adjusts color saturation), hue (adjusts the tone of color), temperature (adjust the color temperature), RGB (adjusts phase shifting), and black level (emphasizes dark portions of images).

    Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes when playing back video:

    • Full: A 4:3 picture is enlarged in the horizontal direction only, enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without any omissions.
    • Just: The picture is enlarged slightly at the center and the amount of enlargement increases horizontally toward the ends of the picture.
    • Zoom: A 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen.
    • Cinema: A picture is enlarged by the same proportion as Full or Zoom in the horizontal direction and by an intermediate proportion between Full and Zoom in the vertical direction.
    • Normal: A 4:3 picture is displayed as it is.

    On Screen Display Color And Background Adjustment: The color of the on-screen display can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background can be set to one of four preset still images, one of three preset movie images, a stored JPEG image, a video image from the external input, the clock, or turned Off.

    Note: To view a video image, the background image needs to be set to 'Off'.

    Front-Panel Controls With Adjustable Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the left edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can be set to red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color using the unit's on-screen menu.

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

    Parking Brake Interlock:This unit has a parking brake interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be parked with the parking brake engaged.

    Audio Section

    24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from DVDs, CDs, and flash media, the Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD is equipped with a 24-bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converter.

    MOSFET50 Internal Amplifier: This receiver is equipped with a 50 watts x 4 (peak) MOSFET amplifier for low distortion, high power output. The amplifier is strong enough to power small subwoofers to moderate volume levels in compact cars and pickups. For higher volume levels from subwoofers, an optional amplifier may be connected to the preamp outputs.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the AVH-P2300DVD are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
    • Maximum Power Output:50 watts x 4 channels (or 50 watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)

    EEQ (Easy EQ): The AVH-P2300DVD is equipped with a 5-band (100Hz, 315Hz, 1.25kHz, 3.15kHz, and 8kHz) EQ with 5 preset EQ settings - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, and Flat. There are also two Custom modes which allow you manually adjust the head unit's 5-band EQ from +/- 6dB.

    Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness feature to Low, Mid, High, or Off.

    Bass Boost: The Bass Boost function raises the level of sounds lower than 100Hz. You can select a desired level of bass boost between 0 and 6 (Gain: 0dB to +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 volume level of the FM tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from -4dB to +4dB.

    Dual 2.0-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD features two pair of 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front & Rear/SW). The unit's rear preamp output can be configured as a fading rear-channel output or a non-fading subwoofer output with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment, and output level control.

    Subwoofer Controls: When the unit's Rear/SW preamp output is configured as a subwoofer output, you can select the frequency of the 18dB/octave low pass filter (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz), select the subwoofer phase (normal/reverse), and the subwoofer gain (+6 to -24).

    High Pass Filter: If you do not want low frequency sounds to play from the front or rear speaker preamp outputs (or speaker outputs), you can turn on the 12dB/octave High Pass Filter. The HPF has a selectable cutoff frequency (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz). Only frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output through the speakers.

    Rear Channel Speaker Output: You can choose to use the rear channel output (speaker and preout) for full-range speaker or subwoofer. If you select "subwoofer", you can connect a 4-ohm subwoofer directly to each rear speaker lead, or a 2-ohm subwoofer to one of the rear speaker leads, without using an external amplifier.

    Telephone Mute/Attenuator: Sound from your system is muted or attenuated automatically when a phone signal is received when you have hardwired your mobile phone system to the mute wire (yellow/black) of this unit.

    Radio Functions

    Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.

    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.

    Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control an external satellite radio tuner from XM or Sirius. The XM or Sirius satellite radio tuner connects via the IP-Bus connector on the back of the head unit.

    • XM Satellite Radio:The head unit is compatible with the GEX-P920XM (130P920XM, sold separately) Pioneer XM receiver.
    • Sirius Satellite Radio:For Sirius there are two options; connect the SC-C1 SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle tuner and the CD-SB10 Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (700SIRPION, sold separately), or use the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (130CDSB10, sold separately) and the SIRIUS dock-and-play adapter (607SCVDOC1, sold separately) along with a compatible portable SIRIUS radio.

    Note: A subscription to XM or Sirius, plus the proper antenna is required in order to receive satellite radio programming.

    HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional Pioneer GEX-P20HD HD Radio tuner (130GEXP20H, sold separately) allowing you to tune available HD Radio stations. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. The add-on HD Radio tuner also supports iTunes Tagging which allows you to save song information (tag) from an HD Radio broadcasting station to your connected iPod or iPhone. The saved songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. The optional HD Radio tuner connects through the head unit's IP-BUS interface.

    Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in your area, visit the HD Radio website (

    Disc Playback

    Multimedia Compatibility: The Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD features a front-loading disc slot.  The AVH-P2300DVD supports playback of DVD Video, DVD-R/DL, DVD-RW, CD Audio, CD-Text, CD-R, CD-RW, and Video CD discs (12cm only).

    Compressed Audio Playback:This unit can play MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA, (5-320 kbps), and AAC (8-320 kbps) audio files recorded on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW discs. MP3/WMA/AAC files must be recorded in Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats for CD-R/RW discs (UDF 1.02 (for DVD-R/RW discs). Up to 8 directories, 700 folders and 999 files per CD-R/CD-RW (3500 for DVD-R/RW) are recognized by this unit. The unit is compatible with ID3/WMA Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments.

    JPEG Picture File Playback:You can play back JPEG still images (up to a resolution of 8,192 x 7,680) recorded on CD-R/RW discs. The unit automatically starts a slideshow from the first folder/picture on the disc. The player displays the pictures in each folder in alphabetical order. The slideshow interval can be set to 5, 10, or 15 seconds (or set to manual). JPEG images can also be rotated 90° clockwise.

    DivX Video Compatibility: This unit supports DivX video file playback recorded onto DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs. The AVH-P2300DVD supports the following DivX formats (Home Theater ver. 3/4/5.2/6). The recommended DivX file size is 2 Mbps or less with a transmission rate of 2 GB or less.

    Playback Functions: The Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD offers the following playback functions.

    • Automatic Playback: When a DVD disc with DVD menu is inserted, this unit will cancel the DVD menu automatically and start playback from the first chapter of the first title.
    • Bookmark (Resume Playback): The Bookmark function lets you resume playback from a selected scene the next time the disc is loaded.
    • Frame-By-Frame Playback: This feature lets you movie ahead on frame at a time during playback of your DVD or Video CD.
    • Slow Motion Forward: When playing a DVD or Video CD, you can choose to play back video in slow motion (no audio).
    • Repeat Play: Audio/Video content can be repeated. You can choose from Disc (entire disc), Chapter (current chapter), Title (current title), Track (current track), File (current file), Folder (current folder), or One (current video/song/track).
    • Random (Shuffle) Play: Audio/Video can be played back in a random order. You can choose from Songs (videos/songs in selected list), Albums (videos/songs from selected album), Folder (songs/tracks in selected folder), or Disc (all songs/tracks on disc).

    Search Functions:The AVH-P2300DVD provides the following search functions.

    • Track Title List: You can select tracks to playback using the track title list which is a list of the tracks recorded on a disc.
    • Scene Search: You can use the search function on the unit's on-screen display to search for a desired scene on your DVD by specifying a title and chapter track.
    • Return to Scene:You can return to the specified scene where the DVD you are currently playing has been preprogrammed to return.
    • Skip Search:You can skip to the previous/next track, file, folder, title, or chapter on a disc.
    • Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward/reverse through a current track, file, or title on a disc.

    Multi-Angle Display: This function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a number of different angles.

    Note: This function is limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.

    Multi-Audio: DVDs can provide audio playback with different languages and different systems (Dolby Digital, DTS, etc; external processor required to decode Dolby Digital and DTS). With DVDs featuring multi-audio recordings you can switch between languages/audio systems during playback.

    Multi-Subtitle: With DVDs featuring multi-subtitle recordings, you can switch between subtitle languages during playback of your disc.

    Parental Lock: This unit features an 8-level Parental Lock system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password to prevent certain DVD's from being played back on the AVH-P2300DVD.

    Off Insert/Eject:A disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback.

    Auto Off Eject:When you eject a disc, the unit will automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).

    Installation Angle:Optimum disc playback performance is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.

    USB/iPod Connectivity

    USB Port: The AVH-P2300DVD has a female Type-A USB 2.0 Full Speed port on its front-panel. You can plug in a USB portable audio player or a USB memory device. This unit is compatible with USB Mass Storage Class compliant portable audio player and memory devices, loaded with MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (5-320 kbps), and AAC (8- 320 kbps) files recorded in FAT 16/32. Up to 65,535 files, 6,000 folders (255 files per folder), and up to 8 tiers can be played back. This unit also supports JPEG still image files (up to 8,192 x 7,680 pixels) and DivX video files (.avi or .divx) loaded on a USB mass storage device. The AVH-P2300DVD offers the following USB search, playback, and display functions.

    • Search Modes:
      • File Name List: select tracks to playback using the file name list, which is a list of the files stored on your USB device
      • Skip Search: skip to the previous/next file or folder on your connected USB device
      • Fast Forward/Reverse: fast forward/reverse through a current audio/video file on your connected USB device
    • Playback Modes:
      • Repeat:File (current file), Folder (current folder), or All (all files)
      • Random:Folder (files within selected folder) or All (all files)
      • Slide Show: automatically starts a slideshow from the first folder/picture on the USB device
    • Display Modes:
      • Numeric Text: track number and elapsed playing time
      • Alphanumeric Text: song title, artist name, and album label
      • Images: album art, JPEG still image, or DivX video image

    Note:This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB hub.

    iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The Pioneer multimedia head unit supports both audio/video playback from a compatible iPod or iPhone. Using your iPod or iPhone's USB/Dock cable you can enjoy audio playback of music, podcasts, and Apps stored on your iPod or iPhone. Using the Pioneer CD-IU50V iPod/iPhone connector cable (130IU50V, sold separately), you can also enjoy video playback of movies, TV shows, video podcasts, and music videos stored on your iPod or iPhone. The Pioneer CD-IU50V iPod/iPhone connector cable plugs into the unit's front-panel USB port and Aux input terminal.

    Note: Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park (the unit will display "Audio Only" when your vehicle is in motion).

    iPod/iPhone DAC Bypass: Because the Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD uses its USB connection for audio & control transfer, your iPod/iPhone's stored music is loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality is maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 96dB.

    iPod/iPhone Control: The Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD offers 3 iPod/iPhone control modes - head unit, Passenger, and App mode.

    • head unit Control: To make operating and searching easy, operations to control your iPod/iPhone with this unit's touchscreen are designed to be as similar to the iPod/iPhone as possible.
      • Music Browsing: You can search your iPod/iPhone's audio/video content by category (Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, Video Podcast, TV Show, Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook). Each category is then listed alphabetically to ensure easy access to each audio/video file.
      • Link Search: In addition, the head unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or an album list of the currently playing genre.
      • Random & Repeat: You can also select random and repeat functions for a certain song, specific category, or your entire iPod/iPhone's music library.
    • Passenger: The Passenger control mode allows you to control audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your passenger seat.
    • App Mode: The App Mode lets you enjoy video content from iTunes apps, such as - Safari, YouTube, Netflix, and other select apps (iPhone app must support video output) from your iPhone 4 on the Pioneer head unit's high resolution touchscreen. You can control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse Previous/Next) of these applications from the Pioneer head unit. The App Mode feature can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and the hand-brake is fully engaged.

    Note: The App mode is only supported by the iPhone 4.

    iPod/iPhone Display: The multimedia head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information, including - Track number, Folder number, Elapsed playing time, Song title, Artist name, Album label, and Album art.

    Note: There is no music information displayed when this unit is set to 'App Mode'. Instead, all music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen. The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display the text - 'App Mode'.

    iPod/iPhone Charging: The head unit's USB connection will power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone battery when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-2300DVD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of October 2011):

    iPod/iPhoneGenerationTested VersionMedia TypeControl TypeDisplay TypeCharge
    AudioVideohead unitiPod/iPhoneApp ModeSong/Artist TextTrack Info
    dock connector3rdN/ANNNNNNNN
    mini 1stN/ANNNNNNNN
    video 5th1.3YYYNNYYY
    classic 80GB1.1.2YYYYNYYY
    nano 1st1.3.1YNYNNYYY
    6th1.1 PCYNYYNYYY

    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 revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

    AV Connections

    AV Auxiliary Input: The AVH-P2300DVD has an AV 3.5mm mini-jack auxiliary input on the rear-panel panel for connecting a portable audio/video device.

    AV RCA Input: There is a rear-panel A/V input (composite video/stereo RCA audio) for connecting a video component such as a VCR or game console.

    Video Output: The AVH-P2300DVD 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.

    Note: You cannot play DivX files on the unit's monitor and a connected external monitor at the same time.

    Rear View Camera: The AVH-P2300DVD is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. The head unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera In jack) when an optional rear camera (130NDBC4, sold separately) is installed on your vehicle. When your vehicle's shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (the purple/white wire in the wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching).

    Navigation Ready: The Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD is equipped with a proprietary multi-pin jack which allows you to connect the Pioneer AVIC-U220 add-on navigation unit (130AVIC220, sold separately).

    Bluetooth/Remote Control

    Optional Bluetooth Adapter: In addition, you can use this unit to control a CD-BTB200 Bluetooth adapter (130BTB200, sold separately) for your compatible Bluetooth mobile phone or Bluetooth portable audio player. The Pioneer CD-BTB200 Bluetooth Adapter allows you to make and receive calls wirelessly and hands-free on your Bluetooth-equipped cellular telephone through this Pioneer "Bluetooth Adapter Ready" head unit. The CD-BTB200 comes with a microphone for making and answering your calls. You can hear the other party through the vehicle's speaker system. The unit connects to the head unit via the supplied IP-BUS cable, and has an IP-BUS pass-through for daisy chaining another component.

    Note: Not all Bluetooth mobile devices will be compatible. Visit Pioneer's website for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones.

    Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD includes an IR remote control (CXE3877) for wireless operation of the multimedia head unit and your connected devices.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

    Note: Please consult theCrutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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