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The AVIC-X920BT guides you with detailed Tele Atlas® maps of Canada and the entire U.S., stored on built-in flash memory so you won't have to insert a disc when you need directions. Over 12 million points-of-interest help you find the services you need when traveling, whether you're looking for a gas station or your favorite coffee shop. The system's text-to-speech function announces street names as you go, so you'll always know you're making the correct turn.

Powerful performance and versatile apps

Pioneer's AVIC-X920BT navigation receiver breaks new ground in integrating built-in features with powerful external apps, all controlled from an easy-to-use 3D touch slide interface. Whether it's music, navigation, or even "green" driving, the AVIC-X920BT is ready to take command.

Pioneer AVIC-X920BT navigation receiver

Connect your iPhone or iPod to the AVIC-X920BT

Powerful navigation

Navigation screen

The AVIC-X920BT guides you with detailed Tele Atlas® maps of Canada and the entire U.S., stored on built-in flash memory so you won't have to insert a disc when you need directions. Over 12 million points-of-interest help you find the services you need when traveling, whether you're looking for a gas station or your favorite coffee shop. The system's text-to-speech function announces street names as you go, so you'll always know you're making the correct turn.


Pioneer's AVIC FEEDS add a whole new level of fun and functionality to your navigation experience. If you've got an iPhone® you can use AVIC FEEDS to transfer destinations from Google Maps, download points-of-interest from the Internet, and more. The ECO Graphs function even lets you keep track of your carbon emissions and gas mileage when you're taking a trip.

Pioneer and Pandora, a perfect match

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You can play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer AVIC-X920BT. Connect your iPhone® with the Pandora app to the receiver with the optional CD-IU50V cable and control Pandora, plus see artist, album, and song info on the screen. You can even give a "thumbs-up" or "thumbs-down" by touching the receiver's screen.

You can take charge of your own music by installing Pioneer's MusicSphere software on your computer — you'll be able to create your own special playlists based on attributes like mood, dates of songs, rhythms, and more. A "DJ Playlist" function puts together mixes of up to 100 tracks for your driving enjoyment.

Hands-free phoning with voice control

You can make hands-free calls easily with a compatible phone. How easily? Just ask — Pioneer's Conversational Voice Control voice-recognition software understands your conversational request to make a phone call, prompting you for additional information when required.

Built-in Bluetooth also supports audio music streaming (A2DP) so you can stream music wirelessly from compatible mobile devices to the receiver. Even better, if your device has a Pandora Internet radio app, this receiver recognizes it as another source, allowing you to select from the stations you've created.

More entertainment options

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Connect audio sources through the USB input, SD card slot, or audio/video inputs. Tap into the variety of SIRIUS/XM radio with a satellite radio tuner, or add Pioneer's HD Radio™ tuner to enjoy the crystal-clear sound and extra programming from participating stations.

Check out your video DVDs on the on the receiver's screen when the car is parked, or connect a rear-seat video screen so your passengers can enjoy the show while you drive. Plug in a rear-view camera to the dedicated input and feel more secure when backing up in tight spaces.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use this 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.

Bluetooth note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

iPod note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check Hands-on Research for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.

Note: Pandora is currently only available in the United States.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in navigation capability with map coverage of U.S., Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii, plus over 12 million points-of-interest
    • AVIC FEEDS compatible
    • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming built in
    • 6.1" touchscreen
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • voice control of navigation, iPod, and Bluetooth
    • Pandora link
    Audio features:
    • plays MP3/WMA/AAC files recorded on DVD or CD discs, USB, and micro SD cards
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 7-band parametric equalizer with 6 preset EQ curves
    • bass boost
    • built-in iPod control —Pioneer's optional adapter required for viewing video content
    • compatible with, satellite radio, and HD Radio tuners
    • inputs: USB input, SD card slot, two rear A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer), video output
    Other information:

    What's in the Box:

    • Double-DIN CD/DVD/Navigation receiver with integrated 6.1" LCD monitor (10A mini-blade fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Wiring harness
    • AV/Preamp connector harness
    • 6.75' USB/AV cable (with a USB type-A connector and AV 3.5mm connector on one end and a proprietary multi-pin connector on other end)
    • GPS antenna with attached 16.25' cable
    • Self-adhesive ground plane sheet (2.375" square)
    • 8 Pan-head ISO-DIN screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 8 Flat-head ISO-DIN screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Microphone with 13' cable (right-angle 2.5mm sub-mini plug)
    • Sun-visor clip
    • 3M tape
    • Owner's Manual CD-ROM (Eng/Fre)
    • Installation Manual (Eng/ Fre)
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty information (US/Canada)
    • On-line product registration information
    • "Important Information for the User" booklet (Eng/Fre)
    • "Pandora/iPhone" note

    Pioneer AVIC-X920BT Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (32 Reviews)

    Never buying Pioneer again

    Matt from Falls Church, VA on 6/22/2016

    2008 Subaru Impreza

    I was so excited to get this device; I was drueling over the features before it was released, but when I finally got it - Microsoft announced that they were discontinuing their service which allowed you to find cheap gas prices, movie tickets, etc. (this is before mobile devices did all this for you). One year in I pay to "upgrade / update" my maps and firmware which made it no longer recognize my home town which it had before. The second update I paid for enabled it to locate my hometown again, but REMOVED voice search for POIs and addresses, I feature I used a great deal. Long story short, Pioneer will charge you to brick your system and take away features. I couldn't be more disappointed with the company in general.



    Bluetooth went bad

    MT from Houston, Texas on 9/8/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The bluetooth in my system went out 2 days before the one year warranty expired. My fault for not buying the extended warranty. Two days was not enough time to remove the radio from my dash and ship to Pioneer Service in California. It has awesome capabilities that still work like navigation, ipod control, microdisk play, and satellite radio. However with the bluetooth out, the VR function no longer works on ony of those. The repairs are a third the cost of the unit. Not sure I am going to fix it. Not a very happy customer right now..... Let me be clear, I have no issues with Crutchfield, their customer service was great. I just have issues with Pioneer.



    Solid Multimedia Center

    MADA20 from Ambler, PA on 8/21/2011

    The Pioneer Avic x920bt is a great navigation receiver that includes many features that are only found on more expensive units. The interface is top notch compared to its competitors and is quick. Navigation is a breeze and is fairly accurate. Map upgrades are not available unless you upgrade to the newer models coming out. Ipod and Iphone compatibility is a bit behind after the Iphone 4. I think a firmware update could fix this. You see this with Pandora dieing out and have to reconnect the Iphone physically. Voice recognition is the coolest feature and is surprisingly accurate for being stacked up to Google's voice recognition on any Android phone. It is developed with a Microsoft voice recognition library. The voice sounds just like Ford's Sync system, but not all the same commands are available. I have very little cons about this unit but many pros. I give this unit a 4 out of 5. Very Solid receiver but it is a last year model. I look forward to seeing what Pioneer can do in the future.



    not impressed

    mike m from long beach ca. on 6/6/2011

    2006 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    no radio reception,worked fine with stock radio,and even try using new antenna. gps not accurate,easier to use my phone phone connection is horrible,sounds better putting my phone on speaker Bluetooth is nice but not for this price.



    Great audio - everything else so-so

    JasonB from Nashville, TN on 4/21/2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sound quality is great, using the touch screen is far better than using the iPod wheel. The display is pretty, menus straight forward, blue-tooth connection trouble free and calls sound good on both ends. The pandora app has trouble connecting to my iPhone4. I almost always have to unplug the phone then plug it back in before the unit will recognize it. Then if you get a call in, pandora shuts down and you have to unplug / plug to get it back. The thumbs up button gets stuck in the selected position, making it impossible to thumbs up subsequent songs. And, there is no forward button (only thumbs up and down). Tagging does work well, but its probably just as good to use a bluetooth unit. Certainly the interface needs polish. The voice control for selecting songs and browsing by artist is super great, when it works, which is about 60% of the time. When using the GPS with no route set, the location of you car is a good 200 yards behind where you actually are. When you have a route plan it improves, and turn prompts are on the money. But IMO, this just adds to an already disappointing product. Finally, the whirly interface of music sphere app isn't enough to make up for the fact that it simply creates several genius mixes, but takes 2.5 resource hogging days to do it. Crutchfield was great with needed installation support. I'll be calling them to see about exchanging this unit. Got to think there is a better system for the money.



    Bad GPS! Bad Bluetooth!

    Mark K from Belmont, Ca on 4/12/2011

    The GPS on this unit was horrible. Took such along time to correctly position my vehicle that I was at my destination before it locked in. Frequently would have me at my last location when I turned off the ignition and wouldn't find me for minutes after! The Bluetooth function also was horrible. Would keep asking me to repeat or would say "I didn't get that" and would never get it. I switched to a Kenwood 9980HD and while more expensive it was way worth it. Only saving grace of this unit was the stereo which worked fine and was clear and crisp. If you are thinking of this unit I would pick another model or brand. Pioneer doesnt have their act together when it comes to GPS and they need to go back to the drawing board or incorporate Garmin or Tom Tom.



    Great unit!!

    RIP from Kenner LA on 3/18/2011

    This unit can be intimidating at first, given all the features packed into it, but if you take your time and walk yourself through them, it becomes one of the best things you could put in your dashboard! I had a Kenwood double DIN in my last vehicle, and just can't compare to this Pioneer. It works seamlessly with the iphone, although some people say they have issues with android platforms.



    Bluetooth audio streaming not compatible with many Android phones

    xyzzy from Cary, NC on 3/6/2011

    Take the disclaimer about Bluetooth compatibility seriously. After installing this in my car the tech and I worked for an hour to try to get Bluetooth audio working on my HTC Evo 4G and on his Motorola Droid, ultimately unsuccessfully. Both phones had the latest Android version. Worked fine with another tech's Blackberry. Finally had to give up and when when the tech called Pioneer to ask them, they admitted they had a problem with Android and instructed him to install an aux jack because they have no estimated time for a fix. Btw the $200 Sony XPLOD radio in one of my other cars streams bluetooth from my phone flawlessly, not sure why this expensive box can't get it right. So if you want this device for bluetooth audio streaming, it is imperative that you verify that the bluetooth actually works with your device before committing. Try it on a test bench or in someone else's car first. In fact that advice probably applies to any car audio purchase.



    The worst GPS...

    Joany from Cincinnati, OH on 2/23/2011

    It is a pain every time you need to search for a Restaurant, Store, etc... It needs so much specification before it can search for something that you have to rely on your smarthphone... Also the routes are kind of silly... The radio is great and all the features to connect your phone, music, Pandora... etc.



    Great Receiver/Player/Bluetooth device --Lousy GPS

    SteveH from Brookfield WI on 12/26/2010

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

    I like everything about this unit except the GPS. The GPS lacks many features which are found in other units even hand-held units I have used hiking. You have to supply best guesses for speeds used over minor and major roads and freeways for use in calculating fastest route. My wife's Garmin not only measures the vehicle's speed but uses and displays most posted speed limits in calculating routes. This unit constantly identifies as turns bends in the road when a crossroad is not at 90 degrees or only intersects on one side. Finding Points Of Interest is also not easy. To find the closest restaurant, for example, one has to select type of restaurant first from dozens of types. When in the city, this is acceptable, but in the hinterland, any restaurant will do and it would be nice not to have to check different types to find a local restaurant. After laughing at the routes suggested by this unit and working to find work-arounds for it's inexplicable reasoning, I no longer bother with the GPS.



    Amazing entertainment center for your car

    Al D. from Meridian, MS on 12/16/2010

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

    I debated spending this much money on a stereo for my truck but let me say if something happened to this unit now I would be lost without it. I have become addicted to it with all of it's features. I mostly listen to my music on my Iphone connected to it but I love Pandora as well. The navigation on it is pretty good too. And I just added a backup camera ($125 Audiovox) to it and love being able to view behind me while backing up. My friends all want one after seeing mine because it basically has everything you need in a car entertainment center. The only cons I can find in it is it is very difficult to scroll thru your Ipod library while driving and not being able to access several features while driving. You have to place the car in park to put in an address or look up something on the navigation. A search feature where you can start typing in the name of an artist or song would be great but as of now you have to scroll thru your library and being a touch screen it's hard to scroll without selecting something by accident. I also like the Eco feature that monitors my driving habits and shows me if I'm driving efficiently or not. If you are debating on buying this or not then stop debating and press BUY NOW because you will not be able to live without it once you get it.



    All the complexities of a computer and a bluettoth that will make you

    AxF from Bothell, WA on 12/7/2010

    Audio quality is really good. However, the user interface leaves a lot to be desired. The unit can be slow at times. I experience lock-ups followed by reboots once or twice a week. The GPS guidance is below average. You'll be better off buying a Tom Tom. Voice recognition can be challenging at times and when it does work you have to jump trough too many voice prompts to make a simple phone call. The Bluetooth functionality is very disfunctional. Connecting my cell phone to the unit is a a game of patience. Some times it connects while other times it fails to produce any audio output - and the A2DP functionality is a joke. Honestly, Pioneer should not release a product like this to the public. STAY AWAY!



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    mdaudioguy from Westminster, MD on 11/26/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love this product. It does just what I need it to do, and then some! Pandora interface is great! I was coming from a Garmin unit and thought the Pioneer navigation GUI was a little simplistic and odd at first, but it has grown on me. After a few weeks, I'm liking it better than Garmin - just took a while to get used to. BT phone and streaming also work well. For me, there really are no weaknesses with this HU. Thanks for recommending it Crutchfield!



    Great stereo, with a few annoying issues

    AP from San Diego, CA on 11/22/2010

    2006 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've had this unit in my 2006 WRX for 6 months, and am quite happy overall. I use it primarily with my iPod plugged in to randomly play from my library, and use the nav features fairly often. It has a clean look in my dash and gets everything done I need it to. I output straight to a 4-way amp, so can't speak to its ability to directly drive speakers. Pros- -Clear sound -Lots of display and EQ options -Solid iPod integration -Large, clear and easy to read screen -Worry-free Bluetooth phone integration once paired -Very accurate Nav system that re-routes quickly when you go off the intended path. -Lots of little extras like streaming Bluetooth audio and Pandora radio through my iPhone. Cons: -Voice control is spotty at best. I've had so-so luck using it for nav, but end up in a screaming match with my stereo without fail when trying to select music. -Nav does a poor job of telling exactly what's coming next, especially when one turn comes quickly after another. Multi-step freeway offramps can be exciting. -Picking specific artists, albums and songs becomes pretty tedious with this menu system if you have a large library. -Unit causes my iPod to restart and lock up randomly. Only happens once a week or so, but has happened with more than one older hard-drive based iPod. -Built in "safety features" mean that most input functions are locked out without the parking brake set, and even your passengers can't enter addresses or phone numbers. -Mac software updates lag behind PC.



    great product

    rgsoldier3 from methuen, ma on 11/22/2010

    2003 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Hello, I recently purchased my pioneer early november and i have entered a whole new world. i am glad i have been able to experience the navigation world with pioneer avic-x920bt. i have been using a garmin for the past several months and i thought nothing can compare until i was recommended this unit. i do not have an iphone but i have the capbility to use it along with my satelite radio and my SD card my trips are never boring and my riders are all entertained. thank you pioneer and crutchfield as i am now a great fan. any one with negative comments you probably just are not fit for the navigation world stick with stock radios! Hope this helps your decision and enjoy, because i surely am!!



    Pioneer AVIC X920BT - Love it!

    Michele from Santa Clarita, CA on 10/28/2010

    I wasn't sure about spending so much money on this system, but that's not even a thought now that I have it! I love everything about it...the navigation system is awesome and I really like the 3D feature. I use my handsfree phone system everyday. The clarity is great and voice dialing feature is super simple and safe! I also use the voice feature to select songs from my iPod. But the best thing is the sound and quality of the stereo...amazing! And it looks like the unit was factory installed for the car! I haven't begun to use all of the functions and features, but I'm so glad I bought it...feels like a new car!




    DF from Frederick, CO on 10/26/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice features but not very intuitive. You would have to try pretty hard to find a more confusing Blue tooth pairing process/menu. It works but it was difficult to determine what was happening. This radio will also require a firmware upgrade right out of the box which is also a let down. It looked like it worked but the version numbers are still the same. This is supposed to be a really high end unit but does not include a basic wired steering adapter. You are also limited to a Pioneer brand satellite radio receiver plus what ever cable is required. After reviewing the manual and then trying to use the radio I found they didn't match so well. Functions that are a simple task on most handheld GPS require 2 or 3 menus on this unit. The other annoyance is that the settings menu (audio and video are available) is not available unless the parking brake is engaged. The sound is good but there is not a graphic EQ that I can find. For a deck that has this level of graphic capability I think that is just stupid.The voice command system has a hard time understanding the word "Yes" which is awkward as it wants you to confirm every command with "Yes". You will find yourself screaming "Yes" at the deck in no time.The Audio bluetooth connection capability is next to nothing on par with my stock stereo. Don't expect to use bluetooth for much you HAVE to HAVE the cable. If I had it to over again I wouldn't, maybe it will grow on me.



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    angela from el paso, tx on 10/12/2010

    great radio but the navigation is terrible!!!!! i should have gotten the kenwood.



    Love this product

    Rahul from NJ on 9/17/2010

    2007 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Pros: This is a great product from Pioneer. Absolutely love most of the functions. The sound was better than the factory radio that was in the Toyota Camry. The map, bluetooth, sound menus are good and workable. Like the ecograph and the Pandora connectivity. Works better with the Iphone though rather than a Blackberry Cons: Video is disabled while driving, you cant see the dialpad while driving either. Also dont like the fact that you cant enter an address while you are driving. Probably shouldnt be doing any of these but...



    Great for Audio, Not for Navigation

    Roland from Waynesboro, PA on 9/14/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you are looking for a typically great sounding aftermaket Pioneer head unit, you will not be dissapointed. If you are looking for a good navigation system do not buy it. This unit has the great Pioneer sound quality, FM Sensitivity and user interface for all sources including iPod and the Bluetooth works well also. The navigation is horrible and when I contacted Pioneer they told me that there will not be any updates until Spring 2011. I still have to use my Garmin for navigation. I wish I would have found this out before my 30 days was up with Crutchfield because I would return it and get a Kenwood with Garmin Navigation. If you don't care about the Navigation then I would highly recommend but if you are looking for Nav unit do not buy it.




    LeeroyB from Durham, NC on 9/13/2010

    2000 Toyota Camry Solara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very cool product. Works perfectly with iPhone 4. Installation is a bit intimidating with all the wires for the mic, GPS antenna and attachment to the brake light, but I did it all in a 1/2 day. Looks totally professional.



    I found a new toy!*

    Kevin W (aka DARKSKYZ) from Queens, NY on 9/6/2010

    After much debate between myself and others, and after much review, I purchased this unit along with the appropriate adapters and mods. I had it professionally installed and all I can say is...."I've got a new toy and NO you can't play with it" :-) No, seriously, I am blown away at how this unit sounds and looks and works with the steering wheel controls . There are some quirks: I've had to update the firmware, (the PARROT* doesn't work well) but once I install the appropriate SD card that comes from PIONEER ( they were very much aware of the issue), I'm sure it will work better. Navigation work well, but you have to be precise as to the town, village, etc., or it cannot pinpoint with accuracy. It will, however, put you " the ballpark" by letting you know there are choices. You can use one of the suggestions and then actually find your destination, and the unit will make a note to remember it. Bluetooth matching originally took some time with my first phone the VOYAGER, BUT then came the "hair pulling" once I got my DROID X* (kept me up 3 nights before success), but other than these glitches, it looks GREAT in my customized 2001 Nissan Maxima 20th Anniversary Edition! Thank You CRUTCHFIELD! Thank You PIONEER!



    Regrets purchase

    Tim from NH on 8/22/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this receiver in my 2007 F-150 that come from the factory with the audiophiile option. I was interested in a unit with navigation and bluetooth to replace the stock headunit. Install was fairly easy. With this unit I installed the Sirius satellite interface, as I listen to Sirius radio approx. 75% of the time. Well, if I had done enough research I would have found that the presets for Sirius do not work on this headunit. The receiver remembers the presets but does not label them! You have to remember what channels you preset in each of the eighteen available presets! I have a loud popping noise from the factory subs when starting my truck, and now have to add a seperate piece to correct that. I was never told that that is an issue with some Ford vehicles when purchasing. The rearview camera, as well as the ipod connections appear to work well. I want to say that the factory radio sounded clearer with more defined bass than the Pioneer does. If you have a Ford with the audiophile option, I would purchase a stand alone navigation system and leave the stock radio alone. For what I received for the money, I regret buying this radio.......



    Great Product

    Bob from Cleveland, Ohio on 7/25/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was a bit anxious about doing the installation myself and that's what persuaded me to buy from Crutchfield. I called and spoke with "Artie" a couple of different times before purchasing and he put me at ease and also answered some very specific questions about the installation in my 2008 Malibu. It took me all day to install as I bought the XM radio tuner and rear camera and running the wiring took time. I ended up calling Crutchfield's customer support four times and was walked through whatever issue I had. The model specific instructions were great, but sometimes I needed the customer service rep to provide additional clarity. Let me say that the cool factor of the radio is out of this world! I downloaded the music sphere software from Pioneer's website (it downloads right on your iPod) and connected it to the radio and it integrated perfectly. I put the xm antenna in the middle of the dashboard where it meets the windshield I have just as good of reception as I had with the factory XM. The only issue I have run into is that if the car is in the sun for the day and gets really hot inside the "attenuation" circuit will come on when I start the car which keeps the volume set on low and you can't adjust it until the inside of the car cools down a bit. Lastly, let me say that I could have purchased everything piecemeal off the internet and saved some money, but the Crutchfield customer support is why I bought it there and it was worth every penny!



    Good product

    Jeremy from Iowa on 7/9/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Comment: -When I stream music from my Droid I do not see the MP3 tag data, but I do see it displayed when I use my Blackberry Bold, the media files are the same so it must be the Bluetooth stack the Blackberry uses to send the data. I do not see the Album art when using Bluetooth on either phone which is OK with me. - GPS, I am very pleased with the accuracy of the system. it has a very quick lock even from a cold start. From the time I back out of my garage to the street it has locked on and is showing my location. (My Driveway is about 70ft long). - MSN Direct, since this service is going away in a year or so it would be nice if Pioneer update the unit to get Traffic/Weather/Gas Prices from the Sirius connection like the newer Ford vehicles do. Until then I will not be adding sat. radio. I get everything plus some from my 3G connected devices, but agree it's nice to have it on the larger display.



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    Stephen from West Chester, PA on 7/8/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an amazing receiver. It has enough power to produce great sound from my speakers, along with a very easy, useful interface. I like the fact that the menu options are so simple. The 'mode' button switches from navigation to the audio menu and back. This makes avoiding annoying switching through menus pressing a button over and over. On the audio menu i can switch everything fm, am, ipod, off, and even pandora radio through my iphone through dedicated buttons on the touchscreen. stations are easy to set, and songs on the iphone are simple to navigate. I also have the phone feature hooked up and i've never had a problem with someone hearing me on the other end. My favorite thing about this receiver is how good the speakers sound after the install. i set it up for 'home theater' sound and its sounds totally different. It's almost like i'm at home with my 5.1 surround sound. I couldn't believe the change. Not only that, but it sounds like I have a subwoofer and i'm only running a component setup in the front and 2 ways in the back. Overall, very impressed, and very happy with my purchase.



    glad i went with this unit...

    dracta from miami, FL on 6/30/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    pros; great sound, fast startup, acurate navigator, fast access of music from the sd card and ipod, cool feature to customize splash screen and unit using pioneer avic feeds software as well as adding POI from google maps etc, cons; voice control doesnt work as it should and neither does the eco driving feature, the sreen can be overly sensitive browsing thru song files, easily chooses a file when you are trying to scroll (this can be anoying) wishing there is an adjustment for this. otherwise this is a great unit, bluetooth works great, only downfall in this feature; you cannot press any numbers while in a call so cannot access extension numbers etc. crutchfield - excellent tecnical support!!



    Blows away the F series!

    MDK210 from Colorado Springs on 6/19/2010

    2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just had this installed in our 2010 VW Tiguan today and it blows away the Pioneer D3 I had and my current F90bt series I have. The startup up time is gracious, it responds amazingly and even though I kept the stock speakers its a improvement over the factory unit. We did manage to do the hardware mod so you can watch DVDs and use the GPS while in motion. I still can't get over the responsiveness compared to the units Pioneer has been putting out the last few yrs so I'm glad to see they finally wised up. I gave it 4 stars cause I doubt this unit is perfect and it's only been 1 day but so far it's pretty great.



    Sounds good, but...

    Quadzilla from Somewhere on 6/18/2010

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

    The system sounds nice, and has some cool features. The screen is really sharp, and videos look great, but could improve on the following: 1. When calling someone through Bluetooth, you cannot use the keypad once the call is connected. Therefore, you cannot dial an extension, or "press 1 for english." I know this can be distracting when driving, but it's much more distracting to dial on your phone when driving, and it should at least let you dial when the parking brake is on. 2. Music Sphere only works with a PC. It's designed to work with itunes, but only on a PC? 3. You cannot adjust the navigation settings when the parking brake is not on. 4. The Eco Graph is a gimmick. It doesn't seem to know when the engine is off (even with the parking brake on). When I'm listening music in the parking lot while waiting for the kids, it thinks I'm sitting still with the car running. 5. This is just me, but It would be nice if the screen would pop back to the nav or music screen after a little while. For example, if I use the EQ, it just stays there if I don't do anything else. If I use Music Sphere, it just stays there. #1 and #2 are the only ones that I find frustrating. Otherwise, the system works well, sounds good, and displays really good video.



    Pioneer AVIC-X920BT

    Highlander from Green Cove Springs, FL on 6/12/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this unit in my toyota highlander and love it. It sounds amazing and the ipod controls on the unit are very easy and quick to use. Get the ipod cable "CD-IU50V" its a must! You can play video off your iphone or itouch with this. Pandora is awsome on this! Dvd's look really sharp on this. I actually played Avatar on it to really test the picture quality and was very pleased with it. The nav on this unit works great! I have had no problems with it and prefer this over my garmin. Overall, Buy this you will not regret it one bit!




    Brentton from Cheyenne on 6/11/2010

    I love this unit. I put it in my 2004 Nissan Titan and I couldn't be happier. Its so awesome. GREAT UNIT!!! If you are looking for a great NAV unit with a lot of cool, easy features this is the one for you!!



    great product - great sound

    Kevin from springfield missouri on 5/30/2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this unit (with great help from tech support at Crutchfield) in my 2007 Sprinter Van. It not only works as advertised, but dramatically improved the sound of the factory speakers. The screen is great, directions are accurate and the optional reverse camera is a life saver. Too bad the unit won't fit in my other vehicle. I was ready to purchase another.




    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input No
    Audio/video Input 2 Composite video
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot USB, microSD
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio Optional
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    iPhone Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS/Phone4
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2.2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Multimedia Playback
    iPod/iPhone Compatible
    Bluetooth Control

    Display Features

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVIC-X920BT 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 the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    6.1" TFT LCD Touchscreen Color Display: The AVIC-X920BT features a 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 wide screen touch-screen display with an LED backlight. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 for a total of 384,000 pixels. The touch panel allows you to control this unit or a connected component such as an iPod, USB device, Bluetooth enabled device, or a Satellite Radio and HD Radio tuner. 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.

    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), temperature (adjust the color temperature), and Dimmer (adjusts brightness).

    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.
    • 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.

    Screen Off: By turning off the backlight of the LCD screen, you can turn off the integrated monitor without turning off the unit's audio output.

    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 white, green, blue, purple, yellow, orange, red or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color using the unit's three primary colors (red, green, blue) and a 0 to 31 color-level adjustment.

    Shortcut Menu: You can register your favorite menu items in the headunit's Shortcut Menu so you can quickly jump to your favorite menu items. Up to 15 menu items can be registered.

    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.

    Dimmer: To prevent the display from being too bright at night, the display is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. The orange/white illumination wire must be connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit in order for this feature to work.

    Anti-Theft Function: You can set a password for the Pioneer AVIC-X920BT to deter theft. If the back-up lead is cut after the password is set, the navigation system prompts for the password at the time of next boot up.


    Flash Memory Navigation: The AVIC-X920BT offers a comprehensive map database from Tele Atlas stored on its built-in 4GB flash-memory which covers the entire United States, Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii; enabling you to route to millions of destinations, including more than 12 million points of interest (POIs).

    Positioning Technology: The AVIC-X920BT accurately measures your current location by the Global Positioning System, a network of satellites orbiting the earth to give you time and position information. The accuracy of the GPS information depends upon how good the reception is. The unit has a 32-channel GPS receiver with a magnetic antenna included. The AVIC-X920BT also features a speed sensing cable for better accuracy of your vehicle's movement.

    2D/3D Map: The Pioneer AVIC-X920BT allows you to view a detailed city map on its integrated monitor in 2D or 3D. You can choose to orient the map in one of two ways; show North at the top of the screen, or show the direction in which you are heading at the top. You can also select between brightness modes - Day (for a bright background), Night (for a black background) or Auto (to automatically switch between the two). Most of the information provided by the navigation system can be seen on the onscreen map.

    Voice Guidance/Text to Speech: In addition to graphical on-screen directions and maps, the AVIC-X920BT provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions. You can choose a male or female voice in English, French, or Spanish. Some of the voices are capable of text-to-speech, announcing the street names along with the turn directions.

    Lane Guidance: In certain locations of a freeway, lane information is available, indicating the recommended lane to be in to easily maneuver the next instruction.

    Destination Search: The Pioneer AVIC-X920BT's built-in navigation system allows you to search for your destination by Address (City/Street/House #), POI (points-of-interest), Favorites (up to 400 locations), Recent History (up to 100 locations), and Coordinates (latitude/longitude). You can also select a point on the map to be your destination by simply touching the screen.

    Note: The parking brake must be engaged to operate all, but some of the simplest navigation functions. Destination history and some local POI functions are still available without the parking brake.

    Route Calculation: The AVIC-X920BT calculates the route based on your preferences. You can have the navigation system calculate your route based on the following selections.

    • Route Method: You can choose from different route types (Fast or Shortest).
    • Road Types: To let the route fit your needs, you can also set which road types (Main Road, Ferry, Freeway, Toll Road) are to be considered for or to be excluded from the route if possible.
    • Time Restrictions: This setting control whether streets or bridges that have traffic restrictions during a certain time should be taken into account.
    • Learning Route: The system learns the travel history of your vehicle for each road. You can choose whether or not this travel history should be taken into account.

    Itinerary: The Itinerary is a detailed list of the route events or driving instructions.

    Waypoints: During an active route, you can insert additional waypoints (intermediate destinations) preceding the destination. You can insert up to 5 waypoints. Every time a new point is added, the route is recalculated automatically and you can start navigating right away.

    Eco-Driving Function: This navigation system is equipped with an Eco-driving function that can be used to estimate whether you are driving in an environmentally friendly way.

    • Echo Graph: This function estimates approximate fuel mileage based on your driving, compares that with your average fuel mileage in the past, and displays the results in a graph. The ECO Graph feature provides a view in addition to 2D and 3D, which divides the map view screen with a new graph to provide drivers with a visual representation of their environmental impact.
    • Gas Mileage: You can estimate the fuel cost to your destination by entering in approximate fuel price per gallon.
    • Eco Drive Level Guidance: This navigation is equipped with the Eco Drive Level function that estimates how well you have driven in an environmentally friendly way based on your Eco Score. When a route is set, the unit will calculate a Drive Score based on driving efficiency which factors abrupt stops and accelerations and idle time. Your Eco Score is calculated from the following:
      • Speed: indicates the speed detected (this indication may be different from actual speed of vehicle)
      • Acceleration/Deceleration: indicates acceleration or deceleration velocity of your vehicle
      • Distance: indicates driving distance
      • Incline: indicates the degree of slope of the street that you are currently on
    • Sudden Start Alert: If the speed of the vehicle exceeds 25.5 mph within 5 seconds from the time it is started, a message appears and a warning sound beeps.

    Note: The fuel mileage calculated is based on a theoretical value determined from vehicle speed and position information from the navigation system. The fuel mileage displayed is only a reference value, and does not guarantee the mileage displayed can be obtained.

    Travel History: The Track Logger feature enables you to record your driving (travel) history to the unit's built-in flash memory or an inserted microSD card.

    Route Simulation: A simulation drives you through the route, following the driving instructions.

    Auto Reroute: If you deviate from the set route, the system will recalculate the route from that point so that you remain on track to your destination.

    AVIC Feeds: Through Pioneer's proprietaryAVIC FEEDS PC software, the unit can estimate the fuel cost of trip routes as well as the vehicle's CO2 emissions through detailed Drive Reports. Through a proprietary fuel consumption algorithm, AVIC FEEDS can also log and archive driving data and analyze driving habits to generate various reports with suggestions to improve fuel efficiency. You can also create custom Points of Interest (POIs) by using the AVIC Feeds utility program. Once created, you can store the POI on an external storage device, such as a microSD card, and upload the information to the unit.

    Note: AVIC Feeds available on the Pioneer website (

    Audio Section

    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 AVIC-X920BT 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)

    Voice Recognition: The Pioneer navigation system uses voice recognition technology, allowing you to use voice commands to operate many of its functions. The Pioneer AVIC-X920BT offers specific voice commands for Navigation, DVD/CD, USB, microSD, iPod/iPhone, Bluetooth Phone, and other connected AV sources. Voice commands are recognized by the unit through its external microphone.

    EEQ (Easy EQ): there are seven stored equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, Custom 1, or Custom 2.

    7-Band Graphic EQ: The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the headunit's 7-band graphic equalizer (50Hz, 125H, 315Hz, 800Hz, 2kHz, 5kHz, 12.5kHz).

    Simulated Sound Stage: You can select the desired effect from various sound stages, such as Music Studio, Dynamic Theater, Living Room, or Actor's Stage. You can also adjust a listener positioning effect (Center, Left, Right).

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

    Bass Boost: You can easily boost the subwoofer bass level by using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost feature allows you increase the subwoofer level from 0 to +6.

    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.

    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.

    Three 4-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AVIC-X920BT 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 speakers.
    • 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 -24).

    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 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.

    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 head unit is compatible with the GEX-P920XM (130P920XM, sold separately) 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 (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. 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 (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 headunit'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 (

    Multimedia Playback

    Multimedia Compatibility: The Pioneer AVIC-X920BT features a front-loading disc slot, a front-loading microSD-card slot, and a USB 2.0 Full-Speed port (using included 6.75' proprietary cable). The headunit offers the following media compatibility:

    Media Type CD-R-RWDVD-R/-RW/-R DLUSB Storage DevicemicroSD/microSDHC Memory Card (up to 16GB)
    File SystemISO9660 Level 1 or 2,
    Romeo, and Joliet
    ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, and UDF 1.02FAT16/FAT32
    Playable File TypesMP3, WMA, AAC, DivXMP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, AVI, WMV, MPEG-4
    Maximum # of Folders700300
    Maximum # of Files9993,5002,500
    NoteMaximum playback time of audio files stored in an external storage device (USB/microSD) is 7.5 hours or 450 minutes

    Compressed Audio Playback: The AVIC-X920BT supports playback of MP3, WMA, and AAC audio files stored on CD-R/RW and DVD-R/RW discs, as well as USB devices and microSD/microSDHC memory cards:

    Media TypeCD-R/-RW
    DVD-R/-RW/-R DL
    USB Memory Device
    SD Memory Card
    File Extension.mp3.wma.m4a.mp3.wma.wav.m4a
    Bit Rate8-320 kbps (CBR), VBR5-320 kbps (CBR), VBR8-320 kbps (CBR)8-320 kbps (CBR), VBR5-320 kbps (CBR), VBRLPCM: 8 and 16 bits
    MS ADPCM: 4 bits
    8-320 kbps (CBR)
    Sampling Frequency16-48 kHz (32/44.1/48kHz for emphasis)8-48 kHz8-44.1 kHz16-48 kHz (32/44.1/48kHz for emphasis)8-48 kHzLPCM: 16-48 kHz
    IMA-ADPCM: 22.05 and 44.1 kHz
    8-48 kHz
    TagsID3 tag ver. 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3WMA tagAAC tagID3 tag ver. 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3WMA tagN/AAAC tag

    DivX Video Compatibility: This unit supports DivX video file playback recorded onto DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs. The AVIC-X920BT supports the following DivX formats:

    Media TypeCD-R/-RWDVD-R/-RW/-RDL
    File extension.avi/.divx
    Profile (DivX version)Home Theater Ver. 3.11/4.x/5.x/6x
    Compatible audio codecMP3, Dolby Digital
    Bit rate (MP3)8-320 kbps (CBR), VBR
    Sampling Frequency16kHz-48kHz (32/44.1/48kHz for emphasis)
    Maximum image size720 x 576 pixels
    Maximum file size4GB

    USB/microSD Video Playback: The Pioneer AVIC-X920BT supports the following video files recorded onto a USB storage device or a microSD/microSDHC memory card:

    Video FormatMPEG4H.264WMV
    File Extension.avi.mp4.m4v.wmv
    Compatible Audio CodecLinear PCMAACAACWMA
    Recommended Video SpecificationsImage Size: QVGA (320 x 240)Bit Rate: 768 kbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Bit Rate: 384 kbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Bit Rate: 384 kbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Maximum Bit RateImage Size: WQVGA (400 x 240)Bit Rate: 2 Mbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Bit Rate: 1 Mbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Bit Rate: 768 kbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Image Size: VGA (640 x 480)Bit Rate: 1 Mbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Bit Rate: 576 kbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Bit Rate: 576 kbps
    Frame Rate: 30 fps
    Maximum File Size2 GB
    Maximum Playback Time150 minutes

    JPEG/BMP Still Images: The AVIC-X920BT also supports playback of JPEG and BMP still images (up to 2592 x 1944) stored on a microSD or microSDHC memory card. You can import still images from your microSD/microSDHC memory card to the unit's built-in flash-memory and create a custom splash screen for the headunit. The maximum number of images, including the images in the built-in memory, that can be imported and displayed is 200.

    Playback Functions: The Pioneer AVIC-X920BT 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 AVIC-X920BT 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.
    • Scan Play: Scan Play lets you hear the first 10 seconds of each track/file on a CD.

    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.

    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 AVIC-X920BT.

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

    iPod/iPhone Compatible

    iPod/iPhone Audio/Video Playback: The Pioneer CD-IU50V interface cable (130IU50V, sold separately) allows you to plug your iPod/iPhone directly into the Pioneer AVIC-X920BT Multimedia Headunit's rear-panel USB and A/V Aux input terminal, and gain direct control, audio/video playback, and charging via the headunit.

    iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control your iPod/iPhone from the AVIC-X920BT, or the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. To make operating and searching easy, operations to control your iPod/iPhone with this unit 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 (movies, music videos, TV shows, artists, albums, songs, genres composers, audiobooks, Podcasts, or playlist). Each category is then listed alphabetically to ensure easy access to each audio/video file.
    • Link Search: The AVIC-X920BT also offers Link Search, which displays a lists of songs related to the currently playing song to match your mood.
    • Repeat & Shuffle: In addition, the AVIC-X920BT offers Repeat and Shuffle playback functions.
    • Voice Recognition: The AVIC-X920BT even supports voice recognition for iPod/iPhone.

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

    iPod/iPhone Charging: The multimedia headunit'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.

    Pandora Link: You can play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer AVIC-X920BT using your connected Apple iPhone, via the Pioneer CD-IU50V iPod connector cable (sold separately). To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS (v3.0 or later), or iPhone (v4.1 or later) with the latest version of the Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Pioneer AVIC-X920BT provides control over your Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information; as well as Album artwork.

    Note: You must use the CD-IU50V cable to access Pandora. The standard iPod/USB dock cable will not output Pandora Audio. The Pandora music feature is not compatible with the latest iOS 4.0 update for the iPhone (3G/3GS) and iPod touch (2nd/3rd gen). Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVIC-X920BT multimedia headunit is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions when connected via the Pioneer CD-IU50V interface cable (as of April. 2010):

    iPod Model Gen. Ver.Media TypeControl TypeDisplay TypePandora LinkCharge
    AudioVideoUnitiPodSong TextTrack Info
    dock connector3rdN/ANNNNNNNN
    mini 1stN/ANNNNNNNN
    video 5th 1.3YYYNYYNY
    classic 80GB 2.0.2YYYYYYNY
    nano 1st1.3.1YNYNYYNY
    6th1.0 PCYNYYYYNY
    3GS 3.1.2YYYYYYYY
    4 4.0YYYYYYYY

    Note: Apple firmware updates may change functionality results. Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the headunit 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 an newer software update is available.

    iOS 5.0 Note: Pandora Link is not compatible with Apple's latest iOS 5.0 for the iPhone.

    MusicSphere: Pioneer's new proprietary MusicSphere technology allows you to enjoy your music in a new way by creating unique mood-based playlists via iTunes for your iPod, iPod Touch, or iPhone device. When installed on your Windows PC, the MusicSphere iTunes plug-in software will analyze the entire music library and create specialized playlists based on various musical attributes such as feeling (bright, energetic, gloomy, relaxing calm), rhythm pattern, beats per minute (BPM), year of the song and/or date added to the device. Additionally, through the MusicSphere, you can select preferred parameters of your music to create a DJ Playlist.

    Bluetooth Control

    Bluetooth Technology: The AVIC-X920BT is equipped with built-in Parrot Bluetooth (ver. 2.0) system allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver, as well a wirelessly stream Bluetooth audio to the headunit. Bluetooth Technology is a short-range wireless radio connectivity technology that was developed as a cable replacement for mobile phones and other electronic devices. Bluetooth operates in 2.4 GHz frequency range and transmits voice and data at speeds up to 1 megabit per second. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP (Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), and AVRCP Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)

    Phone Pairing: Up to 5 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be registered to this head unit. Only one device can be used at a time.

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

    Hands-Free Communication: The AVIC-X920BT supports wireless hands-free communication (HFP/HSP/OPP) for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The headunit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call. The AVIC-X920BT allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the headunit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode. Using the AVIC-X920BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:

    • Entering a Phone Number: You can make a call by entering the phone number using the headunit's on-screen keypad (0-9).
    • Call Home: You can call home without taking the time to enter the phone number, if your home phone number has been stored in the unit.
    • Favorites: You can make a call to phone numbers entered and stored in the headunit's Favorites list.

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