Overview: The Pioneer MVH-P7300 is a multimedia receiver
with built-in AM/FM tuner and 50-watt (peak) MOSFET amplifier. The MVH-P7300
multimedia receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB port and SD/SDHC-card slot for
playback of MP3/WMA/AAC audio files, JPEG still image files, and DivX video
files. The MVH-P7300 also offers iPod/iPhone control via an optional cable.
In addition, the multimedia receiver is Satellite Radio
and HD Radio ready (optional tuner required). For further convenience, the
MV-HP8200 comes with an IR wireless remote control and offers factory steering
remote control compatibility (optional adapter required).
Note: This unit does not contain a built-in CD player, nor is it
compatible with a multi-disc changer.
Detachable Face Security: This unit features Detachable Face
Security. The rotary knob and control panel detaches, while the unit's display
stays fixed. If the control panel is not detached from the headunit within four
seconds of turning off the ignition, a warning tone sounds. You can turn off the
warning tone. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the control panel non-detachable, if
Note: No face case is included with this unit. An
optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can be purchased for this unit.
3" Full-Color Widescreen Display: The MVH-P7300
features a 3" full-color TFT widescreen display so you can view station and song
information, as well as view playback of your music
videos, movies, and still images from your iPod/iPhone, SD memory card, or USB
Entertainment Displays: The headunit offers entertainment displays
while listening to a sound source. You can select from Background Picture
1, Background Picture 2, Background Picture 3, Background Visual, Photo,
Spectrum Analyzer, Clock, or Off.
Adjustable Illumination: The Pioneer MVH-P7300 features adjustable
screen and button illumination. You can individually adjust the screen's
background and button illumination to red, purple, blue, white, green, or
orange. You can also create a custom color for the button illumination, or have
the unit scan through all the colors.
Note: The headunit's text display remains white.
Picture Adjustments: You can adjust the display's brightness (black
intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast), color (color saturation), hue (color
tone), dimmer (brightness), temperature (color temperature), and black level
Video Settings: The Pioneer
MVH-P7300 offers Aspect Ratio and Widescreen adjustments.
- Aspect Ratio: You can
set the desired aspect ratio to match your video content.
- 16:9: widescreen
pictures (16:9) is displayed
- Letter Box:
picture is the shape of a letterbox with black bands on the top and
bottom of the screen
- Pan Scan: picture
is cut short on the right and left sides of the screen
- Widescreen Modes: You can select a desired widescreen
mode for enlarging a 4:3 image to a 16:9 picture.
- Full: 4:3 picture is enlarged in the
horizontal direction only, enabling you to enjoy a 4:3 picture without
- Just: picture is enlarged slightly at the
center and the amount of enlargement increases horizontally toward the
ends of the picture
- Zoom: 4:3 picture is enlarged in the same
proportion both vertically and horizontally; ideal for a 16:9 screen
- Cinema: 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: 4:3 picture is displayed as it is
Custom Menus: You can
register frequently used menu items to a custom menu. The menu columns you can
register are displayed in circular indicators. The menu columns you have
registered are displayed in large, circular indicators. You can register up to
Multi-Language: This unit is equipped with a multiple
language display. You can select between English, French, and Spanish.
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. You can also manually dim
the brightness of the display from 0-15.
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.
Installation Angle: Optimum multimedia playback performance
is obtained when the unit is installed at an angle of less than 60-degrees.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Pioneer MVH-P7300 utilizes a
24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier:The MVH-P7300 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power
supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it
delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off
switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes
because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
MVH-P7300 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 for the MVH-P7300 are
- 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)
7-Way Rotary Commander: The
Pioneer MVH-P7300 features a 7-Way Rotary Commander for easy control.
You can scroll through your music and audio settings with greater ease using the
7-way rotary commander.
Auto EQ (optional): Auto EQ automatically tailors acoustics
by fine-tuning frequency bandwidths, plus front/rear speaker digital parametric
equalization. The auto-equalizer automatically measures your car's interior
acoustic characteristics, and then creates an auto-equalizer curve base on that
information. The result is smooth sound full of subtle nuance and clarity. The
Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ microphone (130CDMC20,
sold separately) is required to use this function. The Pioneer CD-MC20 Auto-EQ
microphone plugs into your compatible Pioneer media-center receiver's front-panel 3.5mm
input. The Auto-EQ microphone should be placed in the center of your vehicle's
driver seat headrest facing forward for EQ measurement.
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.
Sonic Center Control: Sound that is more suited for the listening
position can easily be created with this function.
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.
8-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
8-band graphic equalizer (40Hz, 80Hz, 200Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 8kHz,
Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for
deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at low volume. You can set the
Loudness feature to Low, Mid, High, or Off.
Bass Boost: The Bass Boost function raises the level of
sounds lower than 100Hz. You can select a desired level of bass boost between 0
and 6 (Gain: 0dB to +12dB).
Level Adjustment (SLA): This function lets
you adjust the volume level of each source to prevent radical changes in volume
when switching between sources. Settings are based on the volume level of the FM
tuner, which remains unchanged. Each source can be independently adjusted from
-4dB to +4dB.
Three Pair of 4.0-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer MVH-P7300
features three pair of 4.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The
unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the
subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.
Crossovers: The MVH-P7300 employs high pass and low pass
crossovers to tailor the headunit to your connected speakers.
- High Pass: The headunit's 12dB/octave high pass filter
only allows frequencies higher than those in the selected range (50, 63, 80,
100, 125Hz) to your front and rear speakers through the unit's speaker-level
or line-level outputs.
- Low Pass: The subwoofer preamp output features
an18dB/octave low pass filter so only frequencies lower than those in the
selected range (50, 63, 80, 100, 125Hz) are output to your connected
Subwoofer Controls: The Pioneer MVH-P7300 lets you adjust
the subwoofer preamp output's phase (normal/reverse) and volume (+6 to -24).
Switchable Rear Channel/Subwoofer Speaker Output: The rear
speaker outputs can be set to provide full range output with full fading
capability, or they can be set to provide non-fading subwoofer (low-pass)
output. When the rear speaker outputs are set to subwoofer mode, the rear preamp
outputs also switch from full range to subwoofer outputs. When set for subwoofer
operation, you can connect the rear speaker leads directly to two small 4-ohm
passive subwoofers or a dual voice coil sub with 4-ohm voice coils. If you
prefer to use a single 2-ohm subwoofer, you can connect the woofer to one set of
speaker leads, leaving the other set of rear leads disconnected. The maximum
output provided when a 2-ohm load is connected to one set of leads is 70 watts.
IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID features
Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection
of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In
addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path
interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital
processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo
separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.
RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations.
BSM (Best Stations Memory): The BSM (Best Stations Memory) function
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
Note: This headunit is not equipped with front-panel preset
buttons. Instead, you have to access the unit's menu to select your presets.
Local Tuning: Local seek tuning
lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for
good reception. There are 4 levels 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.
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 (HDRadio.com).
Satellite Radio Ready: You can connect and control an
external satellite radio tuner from XM or SIRIUS. The satellite radio tuners
connect via the IP-Bus connector on the back of the headunit.
- XM: The headunit is compatible with the GEX-P920XM (130P920XM,
sold separately) Pioneer XM receiver.
- Sirius: For Sirius there are two options; connect the
SC-C1 SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle tuner and the CD-SB10 Pioneer Sirius
Satellite Radio interface (700SIRPION,
sold separately), or use the Pioneer Sirius Satellite Radio interface (130CDSB10,
sold separately) and the SIRIUS dock-and-play adapter (607SCVDOC1,
sold separately) along with a compatible portable SIRIUS radio.
Note: A subscription to XM or Sirius, plus the proper
antenna is required in order to receive satellite radio programming.
Front-Panel USB Input: The
Pioneer MVH-P7300 features a front-panel USB (type-A) port for playback of
audio (MP3/WMA/AAC), video (DivX), and still images (JPEG) stored on your connected USB MSC (mass storage
class) device. Compatible files must be formatted in FAT16/32. Up to
65,535 files, 6,000 folders, and up to 8 tiers can be recognized.
Note: This unit cannot recognize USB devices via a USB
SD/SDHC-Card Slot: The Pioneer MVH-P7300 is equipped with a front-panel
SD/SDHC-card slot located behind the detachable control panel. The control panel must
be detached to access the SD/SDHC-card slot. The SD/SDHC-card slot supports SD
and SDHC memory cards that contain audio (MP3/WMA/AAC), video (DivX), and still
images (JPEG) files. Compatible files must be formatted in FAT 12/16/32. Up to 65,535 files, 6,000 folders, and up to 8 tiers can be
Note: This unit does not support MMC memory cards.
MP3/WMA/AAC Audio Files: The MVH-P7300 supports playback of
MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (5-320 kbps), and AAC (8- 320 kbps) files recorded onto a
compatible USB MSC device or SD/SDHC memory card. The Pioneer multimedia headunit
will display WMA and AAC tags, as well at MP3 ID3 tags (version: 1.0, 1.1, 2.2,
2.3); up to 32 characters. The Pioneer headunit will display a list
of MP3/WMA/AAC folders and tracks on an inserted SD memory card or connected USB
device, so you can easily access your music.
Note: This unit does not support Apple Lossless files.
JPEG Still Image Files: The
MVH-P7300's USB port and SD/SDHC-card slot supports playback of JPEG (exif 2.1) still
images with a maximum resolution of 8192 x 7680.
When a USB device or SD/SDHC memory card that contains JPEG pictures files is connected, this unit
starts a slideshow from the first folder/picture on the connected device. You
can view a still image slide show while listening to audio from another source.
The will display pictures in each folder in alphabetical order. You can adjust
the slide show interval timing from 5 sec, 10 sec, 15 sec, or manually. Still
images can also be adjusted 90° clockwise. You can
even capture image data and use it as wallpaper.
DivX/DivX VOD Video Files: The Pioneer media-center receiver supports the playback of DivX (.avi/.divx) video files stored on
USB device or SD/SDHC memory card. The MVH-P7300 will recognize DivX Home Theater
versions - 3, 4, 5.2, and 6; as well as DivX VOD (video on demand). The
recommended DivX file size is 2Mbps or less with a transmission rate of 2GB or
Search Modes: The Pioneer MVH-P7300 offers the following
search modes for audio/video files stored on a USB memory device or SD/SDHC
- File Name List: Select tracks to playback using the
file name list, which is a list of the files stored on your USB device or
SD/SDHC memory card.
- Skip Search: Skip to the previous/next file or folder
on your connected USB device or inserted SD/SDHC memory cards.
- Fast Forward/Reverse: Fast forward/reverse through a
current audio/video file on your connected USB device or inserted SD/SDHC
- Time Search: Time Search lets you select a desired position
(elapsed time) within a single audio/video file on your inserted USB device
or SD/SDHC memory card.
Playback Modes: The Pioneer MVH-P7300 offers the following
playback modes for audio/video files stored on a USB memory device or SD/SDHC
- Repeat: File (current file), Folder (current folder),
or All (all files).
- Random: Folder (files within selected folder) or All
- Slide Show: Automatically starts a slideshow from the
first folder/picture on the USB device or SD/SDHC memory card.
Display Modes: The Pioneer MVH-P7300 offers the following
display modes for audio/video files stored on a USB memory device or SD/SDHC
- Numeric Text: Track number and elapsed playing time.
- Alphanumeric Text: Song title, artist name, and album
- Images: Album art, JPEG still image, or DivX video
iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The Pioneer multimedia headunit
supports both audio/video playback from a compatible iPod or iPhone. Using your
iPod or iPhone's USB/Dock cable you can enjoy audio playback of music, podcasts,
and Apps stored on your iPod or iPhone. Using the optional Pioneer CD-IU50V
iPod/iPhone connector cable (130IU50V,
sold separately), you can also enjoy video playback of movies, TV shows, video
podcasts, and music videos stored on your iPod or iPhone. The Pioneer CD-IU50V
iPod/iPhone connector cable plugs into the unit's front-panel USB port and Aux
Note: Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is
in park (the unit will display "Audio Only" when your vehicle is in motion).
iPod/iPhone DAC Bypass: Because the Pioneer MVH-P7300 uses
its USB connection for audio & control transfer, your iPod/iPhone's stored music
is loaded instantly to the headunit and sound quality is maximized through the
headunit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to
iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control your iPod/iPhone
from the MVH-P7300's front-panel controls, or the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
touchscreen (known as App mode).
- Headunit Control: To make operating and searching easy,
operations to control your iPod/iPhone with this unit's front-panel controls
are designed to be as similar to the iPod/iPhone as possible.
- Music Browsing: You can search your iPod/iPhone's
audio/video content by category (Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video,
Video Podcast, TV Show, Rented Movie, Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre,
Composer, or Audiobook). Each category is then listed alphabetically to
ensure easy access to each audio/video file.
- Link Search: In addition, the headunit offers Link
Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing
song. Link Search lets the headunit create an album list of the
currently playing artist, a song list of the currently playing album, or
an album list of the currently playing genre.
- Time Search: Time Search lets you select a desired position
(elapsed time) within a single track on your iPod/iPhone.
- Random & Repeat: You can also select random and
repeat functions for a certain song, specific category, or your entire
iPod/iPhone's music library.
- App Mode: The App Mode not only allows you to control
audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or
touchscreen, but it also lets you listen to the sound from your iPod/iPhone's
downloaded applications using your vehicle's speakers.
Note: When the headunit is in App Mode, your
connected iPod/iPhone will not turn off even if the ignition key is
turned off. Operate the iPod/iPhone to turn off the power.
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 label, and Album
Note: There is no music information displayed when this
unit is set to 'App Mode'. Instead, all music information will be displayed
on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen. The headunit's LCD screen will only
display the text - 'App Mode'.
iTunes Tagging: The headunit's built-in AM/FM RDS tuner
supports iTunes Tagging, so you can save a song's information (tag) from an FM
RDS broadcasting station to your connected iPod/iPhone. iTunes Tagging gives you
the ability to "tag" your favorite FM RDS radio station songs and store the
information on your connected iPod/iPhone; without having to scramble for a
piece of scrap paper in the car or remember what song it was. Then later you can
connect your iPod/iPhone to your PC and preview or purchase the "tagged" music
at the iTunes Music Store. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged"
in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the
songs you want from the iTunes Music Store.
Pandora Link: Pandora Link lets you play music from the
Pandora music service through the Pioneer MVH-P7300 using your connected Apple
iPhone, via the Pioneer CD-IU50V iPod/iPhone video connector cable (sold separately),
or the USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPhone. To access Pandora you
must have an Apple iPhone (ver. 3.0), iPhone 3G (ver. 3.0 or later), iPhone 3GS
(ver.3.0 or later), or iPhone 4 (ver. 4.0) 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 MVH-P7300
provides control over your Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and
Song information; as well as Album art.
Note: 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 Charging: The 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.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer MVH-P7300 is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
functions (as of October 2011):
|iPod Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||iTunes Tagging||Pandora Link||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Unit||iPod||Song Text||Track Info |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may
change functionality results. If you download a newer software
version, you may need to reset the 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 a newer software update
AV Auxiliary Input: The Pioneer MVH-P7300 has an AV 3.5mm
mini-jack auxiliary input on the front-panel panel for connecting a portable
Wireless Remote Control: The MVH-P7300 comes with an IR wireless remote
control (CXE3669). The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between
sources, pause your music, change the display, and adjust the audio. The mute
button allows you to quickly lower the volume by about 90% (function that
cannot be performed from the front panel).
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you
to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the
optional PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (541SWIRC,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult theCrutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.