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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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 (HDRadio.com).
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,
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°
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
- 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).
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).
disc playback performance is
obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 30-degrees.
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
- 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
- Images: album art, JPEG still image, or DivX video image
Note:This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a
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
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
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
- 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
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/iPhone||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||head unit||iPod/iPhone||App Mode||Song/Artist Text||Track Info |
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 Auxiliary Input: The AVH-P2300DVD has an AV 3.5mm
mini-jack auxiliary input on the rear-panel panel for connecting a portable
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).
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
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
Note: Please consult theCrutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.