Overview: The Pioneer MVH-P8200 is a multimedia receiver
with built-in AM/FM tuner and 50-watt (peak) MOSFET amplifier. The MVH-P8200
multimedia receiver is equipped with a front-panel USB port and SD-card slot for
playback of MP3/WMA/AAC audio files, JPEG still image files, and DivX video
files. The MVH-P8200 also offers iPod/iPhone control and Bluetooth connectivity
(with optional module). 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 TFT Display: The MVH-P8200
features a 3" full-color TFT 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-P8200 features adjustable
screen and button illumination. You can individually adjust the screen's
background and button illumination to red, purple, blue, white, green, or
yellow. 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-P8200 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, Spanish, Portuguese, and
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.
MOSFET Amplifier:The MVH-P8200 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-P8200 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-P8200 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-P8200 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 A/V 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 4-Volt Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer MVH-P8200
is equipped with three 4-Volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front
and rear speakers are fading with high-pass crossover filters, while the
subwoofer output is non-fading with a low-pass crossover filter.
- Front and Rear Preamp Outputs: If you do not want low
frequency sounds to play from the front or rear speaker preamp outputs (or
speaker outputs), you can turn on the 12dB/octave High Pass Filter. The HPF
has a selectable cutoff frequency (50, 63, 80, 100, or 125 Hz). Only
frequencies higher than those in the selected range are output through the
- Subwoofer Output: The unit has a pair of
dedicated non-fading RCA subwoofer outputs with a low-pass filter, phase
adjustment, and output level. When the subwoofer output is turned on, you
can select the frequency of the 18dB/octave low pass filter (50, 63, 80,
100, or 125 Hz), select the subwoofer phase (normal/reverse), and the
subwoofer gain (+6 to -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.
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
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.
Built-in RDS with iTunes Tagging: Song information (tag) can
be saved from an FM broadcasting station transmitting RDS information to your
connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged
playlist" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can
directly buy the songs you have "tagged" from the online iTunes Store.
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 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.
Front-Panel USB Input: The
Pioneer MVH-P8200 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.
SD-Card Slot: The Pioneer MVH-P8200 is equipped with a front-panel
SD-card slot located behind the detachable control panel. The control panel must
be detached to access the SD-card slot. The SD-card slot supports SD memory
cards up to 2GB and will playback audio (MP3/WMA/AAC), video (DivX), and still images
(JPEG) stored on an
inserted SD card. 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 SDHC or MMC memory cards.
MP3/WMA/AAC Audio Files: The MVH-P8200 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 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-P8200's USB port and SD-card slot supports playback of JPEG (exif 2.1) still
images with a maximum resolution of 8192 x 7680.
When a USB/SD device 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
multimedia headunit supports the playback of DivX (.avi/.divx) video files stored on
USB device or SD memory card. The MVH-P8200 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
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Pioneer multimedia headunit's
front-panel USB port and AV auxiliary input supports iPod/iPhone connectivity
for audio/video playback, media navigation, information display, and battery
- Audio/Video Playback: The optional Pioneer CD-IU50V interface cable (130IU50V,
sold separately) allows you to plug your iPod/iPhone directly into the Pioneer
MVH-P8200 Multimedia Headunit's front-panel USB and A/V Aux input terminal, and
gain direct control, audio/video playback, and charging via the headunit. If you do not need video playback from your
compatible iPod, you can use the Pioneer CD-IU50 USB interface cable (130CDIU50,
sold separately) or the USB/iPod Dock cable that comes with your iPod to
play back audio only, control, and charge your iPod through the Pioneer
- Media Navigation: You
can choose to control your iPod from the MVH-P8200 or the iPod, itself. 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. You can
search your iPod/iPhone's audio/video content by category (Video, Playlists,
Artists, Albums, Songs, Podcasts, Genres, Composter, and Audiobooks). Each category is then listed alphabetically to ensure easy access to
each audio/video file. The MVH-P8200 also offers Link Search, which displays
a lists of songs related to the currently playing song to match your mood. In addition, the MVH-P8200 offers Repeat and Shuffle
- Information Display: The headunit will display your iPod/iPhone's
music file information, including - Track number, Folder number, Elapsed
playing time, Song title, Artist name, and Album title.
- Battery 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-P8200 multimedia headunit is "Made for
iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions
when connected via the optional Pioneer CD-IU50V interface cable (as of Feb.
|iPod/iPhone Model||Gen.||Ver.||Media Type||Control
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 is available.
AV Auxiliary Input: The Pioneer MVH-P8200 has an AV 3.5mm
mini-jack auxiliary input on the front-panel panel for connecting a portable
Note: In addition to the front panel
mini-jack AV input, you can connect a second auxiliary component (audio only) by
connecting an IP-Bus/RCA connector. The optional CD-RB10 (130CDRB10,
sold separately) lets you connect another auxiliary component via
the IP-Bus connector on the back of the head unit. The 10-character name of the
connected auxiliary component can be entered into memory, and will appear as you
cycle through the sources.
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" headunit. The
CD-BTB200 comes with a microphone for making and answering your calls. You can
hear the other party through the vehicle's speaker system. The unit connects to
the head unit via the supplied IP-BUS cable, and has an IP-BUS pass-through for
daisy chaining another component.
Note: Not all Bluetooth mobile devices will be
compatible. Visit Pioneer's website for a complete list of compatible
Bluetooth enabled phones.
Wireless Remote Control: The MVH-P8200 comes with an IR wireless remote
control (CXE2758). The remote allows you to control the volume, switch between
sources, pause the CD, 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 the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.