External Device Controls
Audio/Video Inputs and Outputs
2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD has a 2-DIN chassis
(also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a
large dash opening. Unlike many in-dash monitors, there is no hideaway box; all
the inputs and outputs are included within the unit's chassis. The unit can be
ISO-mounted using factory brackets. As always, please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to verify fit
with your vehicle.
6.95" TFT LCD Touchscreen
Color Display: The
AVH-P4100DVD features a 6.95" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 wide screen
touch-screen display. The resolution of the
display is 1440 x 234 for a total of 336,960 pixels. The screen has an
anti-glare, low reflection coating for better visibility. The touch panel allows
you to control this unit or a connected component such as an iPod, Satellite
radio receiver, USB Flash memory, or DVD/CD changer. Menus appear on screen for
making function choices, audio
adjustments, and setting up the system. The unit's touchscreen display
electronically slides down to load and eject your DVD/CD discs. The LCD
Touchscreen displays' angle can be adjusted to five different positions.
Note: The motorized touchscreen display is not
Video Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for
each source and the optional rear view camera, including brightness, contrast,
temperature, and black level.
On Screen Display Color And Background Adjustment: The color
of the on-screen display can be set to blue, red, amber, green, or white. The
background can be set to one of seven
preset background images, a stored JPEG image, or a video image from the external input.
Front-Panel Controls With Adjustable Illumination: In addition to the
touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the bottom
edge of the screen. The color of the button illumination can also be
set to blue, red, amber, green, white or scan (constantly cycling through the
color spectrum). You can also create a custom color using the unit's on-screen
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.
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.
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.
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 of
Mounting: This unit can be installed up to a 30-degree angle.
Optional Remote Control:
The AVH-P4100DVD does not include a remote control. The optional CD-R55 wireless remote
control can be used with this unit. The head unit also has a 3.5mm mini-jack on the
back panel for connecting an optional wired remote control, such as the CD-MR70 or
CD-MR80 (130CDMR70 or 130CDMR80).
Steering Wheel Control Compatibility: The unit's 3.5mm wired
remote input can be used with the optional PAC SWI-PS steering wheel control
interface (item number 127SWIPS). Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector
to confirm compatibility with your car.
Disc Compatibility: The Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD supports
playback of DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD
Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, and Video CD discs.
MP3/WMA Playback: This unit can play MP3/WMA files
recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, and DVD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet,
and Romeo formats. MP3 and AAC files with a bit rate from 8-320 kbps and WMA files with a
bit rate from 5-320 kbps are supported. The unit is compatible with ID3 Tags and will display
artist, folder, file, and album name, plus comments. Up to 8 directories, 99
folders and 999 files per disc are recognized by this unit.
AAC Decoding: This unit will playback AAC files encoded by
iTunes recorded onto discs, however files purchased from the iTunes Music Store
(.m4p file extension) are not compatible. Tracks recorded at transmission rates
of 8-320 kbps are playable on this unit.
JPEG Picture File Playback:
You can play back JPEG still images (up to a resolution of 8,192 x 7,680)
recorded on a CD-R and CD-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 10, 20,
or 30 seconds. You can also rotate still images clockwise 90-degrees.
DivX Video Compatibility:
This unit supports DivX video file playback recorded onto DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW
discs. This unit corresponds to a DivX file display up to 1,590 minutes and 43
seconds. DivX video files must be recorded with a bit rate of 8-320 kbps.
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
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
a 4:3 picture is displayed as it is
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.
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.
File Name List: The File Name List lets you see the list of file names
(or folder names) on a compressed audio disc and select one of them to playback.
CD Scan: CD scan lets you hear
the first 10 seconds of the each track on your CD. When playing a compressed
audio disc, the first 10 seconds of each track of the current folder or the
first track of each folder is played.
CM Skip: This function skips recorded video content for a specified
period of time. You can skip backward in intervals of 5, 15, 30, 60, 120, or 180
seconds; and skip forward in intervals of 30, 60, 90, 180 seconds, 5, and 10
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 and then using the time search
function to specify the time on the disc at which play starts.
Slow Motion: When playing a DVD
or Video CD, there are four slow motion speeds in both directions (1/16, 1/8,
1/4, and 1/2).
Repeat Play: When playing a
DVD, you can repeat the current chapter and title or the entire disc. When
playing a CD you can repeat the entire disc or current track.
Frame-By-Frame Playback: This
feature lets you movie ahead on frame at a time during playback of your DVD or
Return to Scene: You can return
to the specified scene where the DVD you are currently playing has been
preprogrammed to return.
Bookmark (Resume Playback): The Bookmark function
lets you resume playback from a selected scene the next time the disc is loaded.
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.
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.
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-P4100DVD.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
AVH-P4100DVD 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)
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.
Curves: This model has "SUPER BASS",
"POWERFUL", "NATURAL", "VOCAL", "CUSTOM",
and "FLAT" preset EQ curves. The "CUSTOM" curve is one that
you create and store in memory. A separate "CUSTOM"
curve can be created and stored in memory for each source.
Parametric Equalizer: This unit includes a 3-band
parametric EQ with Selectable Q Factor. You may select a low (40, 80, 100 or
160Hz), mid (200, 500, 1k or 2kHz) and high frequency (3.15k, 8k, 10k or
12.5kHz) to boost or cut within a range of -12dB to +12dB. The Q factor (slope of
the boost or cut) may be selected from one of the following four options: 2N
(narrow), 1N, 1W and 2W (wide). Selecting a narrow (steep) Q factor results in
frequencies around the center frequency to be affected less by the boost or cut
than they are with a wide Q factor. This feature is useful for taming frequency
response problems caused by the dimensions, materials and speaker locations of a
You can select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for different levels of loudness
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.
Sound Retriever: The Sound Retriever automatically enhances
compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When Sound
Retriever is on, the high frequency range is compensated to match the frequency
response curve to the original sound. There are two available levels of the
Sound Retriever effect.
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
-4 dB to +4 dB.
Three 4-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD is
equipped with three 4-Volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front and
rear speakers are fading with high-pass crossover filters, while the subwoofer
output is non-fading with a low-pass crossover filter.
- Front and Rear Preamp Outputs: 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
- Subwoofer Output: The unit has a pair of dedicated
non-fading RCA subwoofer outputs with a low-pass filter, phase adjustment,
and output level. When the subwoofer output is turned on, 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
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
External Device Controls
USB Input: The AVH-P4100DVD has a female Type A USB 2.0 Full Speed
port on the rear panel and comes supplied with a 59" USB cable. 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, WMA,
AAC, and WAV files. Up to 65,535 files, 6,000 folders, and up to 8 tiers can be
played back. It can accept memory of 250 MB to 250 GB formatted in FAT32 or
FAT16 file system. This unit also supports JPEG still image files (up to 8,192 x
7,680 pixels) loaded on a USB mass storage device.
iPod Direct Control with Video: The Pioneer CD-IU200V
iPod adapter (item number 130IU200V, sold separately) permits direct control,
audio/video playback, and charging of your iPod through the Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD
Multimedia Headunit's rear-panel USB and AV 3.5mm input. The Pioneer
AVH-P4100DVD can be connected with an iPod via this dedicated adapter by
attaching the cable's USB type-A and 3.5mm minijack connector to the headunit's
rear panel USB and AV auxiliary ports and plugging the cable's dock connector
into your iPod's dock connection. You can choose to control your iPod from the
AVH-P4100DVD or the iPod, itself. Song/album titles, artist
names, and track length are conveniently displayed on the monitor display.
This capability also permits multiple "search" functions, making it a snap
to find a song to play back. Just like looking for files
stored on a PC, iPod-recorded songs may be sorted according to registered
playlists, genres, artists, or albums to ensure easy access to each music
file. The AVH-P4100DVD also supports Repeat and Shuffle playback functions.
The Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD multimedia headunit is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions when connected
via the optional Pioneer CD-IU200V interface cable (as of Dec. 2009):
Model ||Media Type || Control ||Display ||Charge |
|Audio ||Video ||Unit ||iPod ||Song/Artist ||Track |
|iPod w/ dock-connector
(3rd gen.) ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|iPod w/ click-wheel or
color-display (4th gen.) ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|iPod mini (1st/2nd gen.) ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|iPod video (5th gen.) ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|iPod classic (80/120/160
GB) ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|iPod nano ||1st gen. ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|2nd gen. ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3rd gen. ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|4th gen. ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|5th gen. ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|iPod touch ||1st gen. ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|2nd gen. ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3rd gen. ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|iPhone ||2G ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3G ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3GS ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y ||Y |
Note: Apple firmware updates may change
functionality results. If you do not need video playback from your compatible iPod,
you can use the Pioneer CD-IU50 USB interface cable (sold separately) or the
USB/iPod Dock cable that comes with your iPod to play back audio only,
control, and charge your iPod through the AVH-P4100DVD.
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. You can also play and control Bluetooth
audio players as well. The unit connects to the head unit via the
supplied IP-BUS cable, and has an IP-BUS pass-through for daisy chaining another
Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control an
external satellite radio tuner from XM or SIRIUS. The head unit is compatible with the GEX-P920XM (item
number 130P920XM) Pioneer XM
receiver. For Sirius there are two options; connect the SC-C1 SiriusConnect
Universal Vehicle tuner and the CD-SB10 Pioneer
Sirius Satellite Radio interface (package item number 700SIRPION), or use the
Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (item number 130CDSB10) and the SIRIUS
dock-and-play adapter (item number 607SCVDOC1) along with a compatible portable
SIRIUS radio. A subscription
to XM or Sirius, plus the proper antenna is required in order to receive
satellite radio programming. The satellite radio tuners connect via the IP-Bus
connector on the back of the head unit.
HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional Pioneer
GEX-P20HD HD Radio tuner (item number 130GEXP20H), allowing you to tune
available HD Radio stations. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM
multi-casting, and data services. The GEX-P20HD connects through the IP-BUS
Optical Digital Output with DSP Controls: The proprietary
optical digital output on the rear of the head unit along with the IP-Bus
connection allows you to connect an optional Pioneer digital audio processor
(sold separately) that comes supplied with its own proprietary optical cable.
The AVH-P4100DVD has controls for the optional multi-channel digital signal
processor (such as the DEQ-P8000, sold separately). With the connected DSP unit,
you can apply seat position, time alignment adjustments, sound field controls,
speaker output level adjustments with a test tone, and set cutoff frequencies.
CD/DVD Changer Controls: While
playing a CD in a Pioneer 6-disc or 12-disc changer, you can perform the
following functions: repeat track, repeat disc, repeat all discs, disc random,
magazine random, disc intro scan, and track intro scan. During playback of a CD
Text Disc, the unit can display a list of all the tracks on a disc, or the
titles of all the discs in the magazine. When tracks or discs are displayed in a
list, you can directly select your favorites by touching the corresponding
number key. When used with a CD Text compatible Pioneer CD changer, this unit
will display the titles of CD Text encoded discs that are played in the changer. This unit can
also control an
optional Pioneer DVD player or DVD changer.
Audio/Video Inputs and Outputs
AV Auxiliary Input: The AVH-P4100DVD has an AV 3.5mm mini-jack
auxiliary input on the rear-panel panel for connecting a portable audio/video device or an
iPod. In addition, you can connect an audio only auxiliary device using the optional
CD-RB10 or CD-RB20 IP-Bus-RCA interconnect.
AV RCA Input: There is an A/V input
(composite video/stereo RCA audio) for connecting a video component such as a
VCR or game console.
Composite Video Out: The AVH-P4100DVD
features a composite RCA video output that allows you to connect an external
display to the 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-P4100DVD 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 (camera must have an RCA composite video output) 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.