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Our take on the Pioneer AVH-P5000DVD by Crutchfield's Ken Nail
Pioneer's AVH-P5000DVD single-sized in-dash DVD receiver adds mobile video, great sound, and modern media capabilities to your vehicle. The 7" motorized touchscreen lets you change sources, select the music you want to hear, and move through menus with lightning speed. You can also create a comprehensive system in your vehicle with an impressive selection of expansion options, including satellite radio, an HD Radio tuner, and a CD changer.
A complete audio and video system
Start the show by watching your DVDs on the built-in screen whenever you're parked. You can adjust the video screen's viewing angle up or down for perfect viewing and ease of operation. Add a rear seat screen and wireless headphones to the audio/video outputs and your passengers in the back can watch movies while you drive. Connect extra audio/video gear like a game system or VCR to the audio/video inputs to expand your entertainment options.
The strong internal amplifier and comprehensive sound controls will bring out the best in all your CDs and music files. You can use the 3-band parametric equalizer for shaping the sound, and activate the built-in high- and low-pass filters to improve the performance of your speaker setup. Two pairs of high-voltage preamp outputs simplify connecting external amplifiers.
Entertainment and expansion options
Bring a library of tunes along for the ride by plugging a thumb drive or other storage device into the USB input. Pioneer's optional iPod adapter allows you to access and control your iPod's music and video content. The AVH-P5000DVD plays your store-bought CDs, plus your MP3, WMA, and AAC files burned onto CDs or DVDs. You'll find a front auxiliary input for more connection options.
Add a measure of safety to your ride by adding Pioneer's optional Bluetooth adapter. You'll be able to talk hands-free with your compatible phone, while accessing phone numbers and caller info on the screen. Add an optional rear-view camera and keep an eye on what's behind you when you're backing up.
Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check the adapter's "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.
What's in the Box:
- AM/FM/DVD receiver with motorized flip-out 7.0" touch-panel video monitor
- Sleeve (installed)
- 4 Sleeve screws--M2 x 3mm (installed)
- Trim ring (installed)
- 2 Metal side brackets (installed on unit)
- 2 Bracket screws (mounted on unit)
- Detachable control panel (installed)
- Tuner box
- 31" Antenna extension cable (with male Motorola plug on one end and a female Motorola jack on the other end)
- Wiring harness (with in-line noise filter/fuse resistor and 10A fuse/fuse holder)
- 59" USB extension cable (has male Type A USB on one end and female Type A USB on the other end)
- Self-adhesive foam rubber concealing tape (5/8" x 17-7/8")
- Rubber bushing
- 2 Face fixing screws (M2 x 5mm)
- Metal faceplate holder
- Rear support screw
- 4 Pan head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 6mm)
- 4 Flat-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 6mm)
- 4 Pan-head screws (M4 x 3mm)
- Plastic touch panel stylus
- 2 Metal side brackets
- Operation Manual (English)
- Operation Manual (French)
- Installation Manual (English/French)
- Warranty sheet
- "Warning" sheet
- DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
- 7" touchscreen with adjustable viewing angle
- fits single-sized dash openings
- plays MP3/WMA/AAC files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs
- supports video playback from DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW and Video CD discs
- high- and low-pass filters
- 3-band parametric equalizer with 6 preset EQ curves
- compatible with Pioneer iPod adapter, Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio, HD Radio tuner, and CD changer
- inputs: USB input, front auxiliary input, rear A/V input, rear-view camera input
- outputs: video output, 4-channel preamp output (front, rear/subwoofer)
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Features and Specs
|AUX Input||Front and Optional Rear|
|USB Input||Rear and Optional Rear|
|Memory Card Slot||USB Memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||Both|
|RMS Power Output||14 watts|
|Peak Output||50 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||No|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Preamp Voltage||4 volts|
|Key Button Color||Blue/Red|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||8 dBf|
|Radio Data System||No|
Motorized 7.0" TFT LCD Touch-screen Color Display: The AVH-P5000DVD features a motorized 7.0" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 wide screen touch-screen display. You can adjust the angle of the monitor screen using the on-screen buttons. 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, CD or DVD changer, or TV tuner. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the AVH-P5000DVD 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.
Video Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for each source and the optional rear view camera, including brightness, contrast, color and hue.
On Screen Display Color: The color of the on-screen display can be set to blue, red, amber, green, or violet. The background can be set to one of three background pictures.
Easy EQ 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.
3-Band 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 vehicle.
Adjustable Loudness: You can select "Low", "Mid" or "High" for different levels of loudness compensation.
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 -4 dB to +4 dB.
High-pass Filter: When you don't want sound in the subwoofer frequency range output from the front and rear speakers, you may activate the built-in high-pass filter. You may select a filter frequency of 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 125Hz.
Rear Switchable Preouts: The rear preamp outputs can be switched to a non-fading subwoofer output. When the subwoofer output is turned on, you can set the cut-off frequency of the low-pass filter to 50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, or 125Hz, set the phase of the output to normal or reverse, and adjust the level between +6 and -24.
Rear Channel 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.
Bass Boost: You can easily boost the subwoofer bass level by using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost feature allows you increase the bass level from 0 to +6.
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.
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.
MP3/WMA/WAV Playback: This unit can play MP3/WMA/WAV files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. MP3 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.
AAC Decoding: This unit will playback AAC files encoded by iTunes recorded onto CDs, 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.
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.
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.
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 of this unit.
Rear View Camera: 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 the shift lever is in the reverse position, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera.
Mounting: This unit can be installed up to a 30-degree angle.
Remote Control: The AVH-P5000DVD does not include a remote control. The optional CD-R55 remote control can be used with this unit. The head unit also has a 3.5mm minijack on the back panel for connecting an optional wired remote control, such as the CD-MR70 or CD-MR80 (130CDMR70 or 130CDMR80).
DVD Playback: In addition to audio CD, CD-R, and CD-RW playback, the Pioneer AVH-P5000DVD supports video playback from DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW and Video CD discs.
Widescreen Modes: You can choose from the following widescreen modes:
- 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
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.
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.
Scan Search: When playing a DVD or Video CD, there is one fast-play speed in both directions.
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 or title. When playing a Video CD, you can repeat the current track or the entire disc.
Frame-By-Frame Playback: This feature lets you movie ahead on frame at a time during playback of your DVD or Video CD.
Return to Scene: You can return to the specified scene where the DVD you are currently playing has been preprogrammed to return.
Bookmark: 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). 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.
Video Output: The AVH-P5000DVD 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.
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-P5000DVD.
iPod Direct Control with Video: When the optional CD-I200 iPod Interface Cable (130CDI200) is connected, the AVH-P5000DVD can provide direct control of iPod audio and video menus, functions and selections via the unit's on-screen touch panel. You can easily access songs and videos for one-touch playback. The unit will display song information at the top, or all at once using the "Now Playing" indicator. The iPod will charge during playback, or your can turn off charging if desired. The "Passenger Control" mode allows full control on the iPod itself instead of using the touch screen. The CD-I200 is audio only compatible with select docking iPods, including iPod mini, iPod photo, iPod nano (1st/2nd gen), and iPod touch (1st/2nd gen) models equipped with the dock connector. The CD-I200 supports both video and audio from the iPod video (5th generation), iPod Classic (80/120/160GB), and iPod nano (3rd/4th gen).
Note: This cable will not charge the iPod nano 4th generation or iPod touch 2nd generation.
USB Input: The AVH-P5000DVD has a female Type A USB 2.0 Full Speed port on an 8" pigtail on the rear 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, WMA, AAC, and WAV files. Up to 15,000 files, 500 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.
Note: The iPod will not operate when connected via USB.
Auxiliary Inputs: The AVH-P5000DVD has a 3.5mm mini-jack auxiliary input on the front panel for connecting a portable audio device or an iPod. When using a special 4-pole 3.5mm plug you can enjoy the video contents of the iPod. In addition, you can connect an auxiliary device using the optional CD-RB10 or CD-RB20 IP-Bus-RCA interconnect.
Video In/Out: This unit has a composite video output jack which can output video to an external monitor. There is also an A/V input (composite video/stereo RCA audio) for connecting a video component such as a VCR or game console.
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 component.
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.
Note: The unit will display up to 16 characters from a satellite tuner.
HD Radio Ready: This unit is compatible with the optional Pioneer GEX-P10HD HD Radio tuner (item number 130GEXP10H), allowing you to tune available HD Radio stations. HD Radio features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. The GEX-P10HD connects through the IP-BUS interface.
TV Tuner Compatible: With an optional Pioneer TV tuner (GEX-P5700TV, sold separately), you can watch over-the-air broadcasts on this unit when connected to the AVH-P5000DVD's AV-Bus input. Note: The GEX-P5700 is an analog NTSC TV tuner and will not operate after the scheduled February 17, 2009 switch to all-digital TV broadcasts.
Optical Digital Output with DSP Controls: The 3.5mm 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 optical cable. The AVH-P5000DVD 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 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.
DVD Operation: This unit can control an optional Pioneer DVD player or DVD changer.
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