External Device Controls
Full Color OEL Display: The full color OEL
(Organic Electro-Luminescent) display features 65,000 colors for incredible brightness, clear
readability, wide-angle viewing and full-motion 3D graphics. In addition to the
built-in images and graphics, you can download software from a special Pioneer
website that will allow you to edit and create your own graphic displays from
JPEG, BMP, or PNG images. Because OEL creates
its own electro-luminescent light, its brightness is resistant to washing out in
sunlight. The display is 256 x 64 pixels.
Entertainment Display Modes:
You can choose from the following
Entertainment Display Modes:
- Standard: moving lines and
boxes with changing background color
- Visualizer: In Visualizer
mode, you can select one of the following backgrounds: Visualizer 1 (palm
Visualizer 2 (bubbles), or Visualizer 3 (moving bars with changing colors),
Visualizer 4 (rotating starburst), Visualizer 5 (passing scenery from a
Visualizer Random (repeating Visualizers 1-5)
- Level Meter: dual VU
- Spectrum Analyzer:
vertical 13-band spectrum analyzer
- Vehicle Dynamics: Vehicle
Dynamics 1 (Battery voltage, Tachometer, and Level gauges), Vehicle Dynamics
2 (analog and digital tachometers with moving pistons in the background),
Vehicle Dynamics 3 (digital voltmeters and tachometer)
- Movie: looping 8-second movie
- Clock: clock and date displayed
- Slideshow: rotating slide
show with different transitions
more pictures and animation can be downloaded from Pioneer's website, you
can also download software and use your own pictures and video to create
Multi-language Display: The
screen displays and menus can be displayed in English, French, or Spanish.
When Ever Scroll is set to On, CD text or iPod information scrolls continuously in the
display. When turned off, the information scrolls only once.
Brightness: The display brightness can be adjusted from 0 to 31.
Burr Brown D/A Converter: The
DEH-P980BT uses a 24-bit Burr Brown digital-to-analog converter for superb
Feature: When the Dimmer Feature is activated, the display will
automatically dim when the vehicle's headlights are turned on. The orange/white
wire labeled Illumination must be connected to the vehicle's light circuit
in order for the Dimmer Feature to work.
This unit has a Reverse Demo Mode and a Feature Demo Mode. In Reverse Demo Mode,
if you do not perform an operation for a period of 30 seconds, the display
begins reversing colors. It continues reversing colors every 10 seconds. When the unit is turned off
with the ignition on, the Feature Demo Mode is activated. The Feature Demo Mode
displays the unit's different features and capabilities using moving graphics.
Both demo modes can be temporarily canceled with a single button push, or turned
off in the Initial Settings menu.
Rotary Commander: The large
rotary knob on the front panel is a 7-way control that can operate about 90% of
the unit's functions and features. The knob can be rotated clockwise and
counterclockwise, pressed in, and tilted up, down, left, and right. This feature
allows you to easily scroll through files and folders on your MP3/WMA/AAC CDs as
well as a connected iPod (via the optional iPod adapter).
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.
This unit can play MP3, WMA, and WAV files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs
in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. MP3 files with a bit rate
from 8-320 kbps, WMA files with a constant bit rate from 48-320 kbps, and WMA
files with a variable bit rate from 48-384 kbps are supported. The unit is
compatible with ID3 Tags and will display artist, folder, file, and album name,
plus comments. Up to 8 directories, 99 folders and 999 files per disc are
recognized by this unit.
iTunes AAC Playback: The DEH-P980BT can play
CDs with AAC files ripped using Apple's iTunes Media Player Version 4.8 and
earlier. This unit can play AAC files recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW discs
in ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. AAC files with a
transmission rate from 16-320 kbps are supported.
Note: This unit can
play unprotected AAC files ripped into iTunes, but it cannot play the
DRM-protected AAC files downloaded from the online iTunes Music Store.
Rear Mounted Auxiliary Input:
This unit has a 3.5mm mini jack auxiliary input located on the back of the unit.
This AUX 1 input must be turned on in the Initial
Settings menu before it can be selected as a source. Once AUX 1 is selected as a
source, you can change the source display of the input to any 8 character name.
A second auxiliary device can be connected to this unit when an optional adapter
is connected to the IP-Bus connector on the rear panel. This auxiliary input
(known as AUX 2) must also be turned on, and an 8-character name for the input
can be stored in memory. See below for more information on the 2nd Auxiliary
Time Alignment/Seat Position:
The receiver has a built-in DSP (digital signal processor) with time alignment
for optimum imaging. You can select the Time Alignment mode depending upon the
type of vehicle: Sedan, Wagon, Mini-Van, SUV, or Custom. When custom is
selected, you can enter the distance from your seat to the front left, front
right, rear left, rear right, subwoofer left, and subwoofer right speakers.
After the selection is made, the DSP aligns the output of each speaker so the
audio reaches your ears at precisely the correct time. For best stereo image,
you can also select a seat position of front left, front right, front or all.
EEQ (Easy EQ):
The DEH-P980BT is equipped with a 16-band graphic EQ with the following center
frequencies: 20Hz, 31.5Hz, 50Hz, 80Hz, 125Hz, 200Hz, 315Hz, 500Hz, 800Hz,
1.25kHz, 2kHz, 3.15kHz, 5kHz, 8kHz, 12.5kHz, and 20kHz. There are 5 preset EQ
settings: Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, Natural, and Flat;
plus Custom 1 and Custom 2. You
can adjust the equalizer curve of the Powerful, Super Bass, Vocal, and Natural
presets between -6 and +6. With Custom 1 or Custom 2, you can independently
adjust the level of each band from -6 to +6.
Loudness compensates for deficiencies in the low and high frequencies at low
volumes. When activated, Loudness applies +10dB @100Hz and +6.5dB
BBE: BBE can reproduce sound
very close to the original through phase compensation, high-frequency delay, and
amplitude deviation during playback. It makes your music sound like a live
performance. You can set the level of BBE from -4 to +4.
and BMX Functions: Using the COMP (compression) and BMX (Bit Media eXpander)
functions, you can adjust the playback quality of the CD player. Each
function may be set to one of two levels or off.
The COMP function compresses the audio signal to eliminate distortion caused by
the imbalances between the loudest and softest sounds when played at high
volumes. The BMX function controls sound reverberations to give playback a
High Pass Filter: If you do not
want low frequency sounds to play from the speakers, you
can independently turn on the High Pass Filters for the front and rear outputs
(front and rear have separate crossovers). The HPF has a selectable cutoff
frequency (50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz,100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz, or 200 Hz) and slope (-6dB,
-12dB, or Pass). Only frequencies
higher than those in the selected range are output through the speakers. You can
also vary the output of the front and rear channels independently from 0 to -24.
The unit has a dual RCA subwoofer output which can be turned on or off. When
turned on, this output has a low-pass filter with selectable cutoff frequencies
(50Hz, 63Hz, 80Hz,100Hz, 125Hz, 160Hz, or 200 Hz), phase adjustment (normal/reverse), output level (+6
to -24), and slope (-6dB, -12dB, or -18dB).
Rough Search: You can switch
the search method between fast forward/reverse and Rough in which the unit
searches every 10 tracks. If there are less than 10 tracks on the disc, the unit
will jump to the last track.
AGC (Automatic Gain Control):
The CD mechanism has a built-in Automatic Gain Control, which adjusts 7
different settings each time a CD is inserted to prevent the disc from skipping.
Auditory User Interface (AUI):
Confirmation tones alert you to what the receiver is doing without you having to
look at the display. The AUI has 4 different sounds (for ON, function, select,
and, when used with the Bluetooth wireless technology, a ring alert.) You can
adjust the volume of the AUI from 0 to 12.
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.
You can use the disc title input feature to store up to 48 CD titles in the
unit's memory. Each title can be up to 10 characters long. If a CD changer that
supports disc title is added, up to 100 CD titles can be added.
Illumination/Clock Display: When the Clock
Display has been turned on, pressing and holding the Source button turns off
audio output, but the clock display remains on. When
the Clock Display has not been turned on, pressing and holding the source button
turns the unit off completely. The unit's button illumination stays on if the
illumination and accessory wires are powered.
Security: This unit
features a motorized flap-face front panel with Detachable Face Security. If the front
panel is not detached from the head unit within five seconds of turning off the
ignition, a warning tone will sound, and the face will fold down. The warning tone can be turned off in the
menu, if desired. A face-fixing screw is supplied for
making the face non-detachable, if desired. A hard plastic face case
is included with this unit.
Sound from this unit is muted or attenuated automatically when the signal from a
device with the mute function is received. Sound returns to normal when the
mute/attenuation signal is canceled. The muting feature must be turned on in the
initial settings. You can switch between muting or attenuation, whichever you
desire. Note: The yellow/black wire in the wiring harness must be
connected to the cell phone or other automatic muting device.
Wireless Remote Control: The
comes with a wireless remote control (CXC5715). The remote allows you to control
the volume, switch between sources, pause the CD, change the display, and adjust
the audio. In addition, the numeric keypad on the remote allows you to select
tracks and radio presets directly. The attenuator button allows you to quickly lower the volume by about
90%, a function that cannot be performed from the front panel.
Steering Wheel Remote Control: In addition, the PAC SWI-PS (127SWIPS,
sold separately) steering wheel remote interface is compatible with this head
2nd Auxiliary Input Ready:
In addition to the rear mini-jack Aux input (AUX 1), you can connect
a second auxiliary component by connecting an IP-Bus/RCA connector. The CD-RB10
lets you connect one auxiliary component, and the CD-RB20 (130CDRB20,
sold separately) lets you connect an
auxiliary component and a CD changer via the IP-Bus connector on the back of the
head unit. The 8-character name of the connected auxiliary component can be
entered into memory, and will appear as you cycle through the sources.
External Device Controls
The DEH-P980BT has Bluetooth hardware built in to integrate with Bluetooth
enabled cellular phones and audio players. Bluetooth is a two-way wireless
communication system allowing you to make and receive cell phone calls, and
listen to a Bluetooth audio device.
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, connect the SC-C1
SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle tuner and the CD-SB10 Pioneer Sirius Satellite
Radio interface (700SIRPION,
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 optional
HD Radio tuner connects through the IP-BUS interface.
iPod Adapter Ready: The Pioneer CD-IB100ii iPod adapter
sold separately) allows you to play and control your iPod, iPod mini, or iPod nano,
and view album, artist, and other information on the head unit's display. The
adapter allows you to perform multiple search functions; including playlist,
genre, artist, album, or song searches. You can switch between the following
displays: Album title, Song Title, Artist Name, Artist Name with Album Title,
Song Title with Artist Name, Song Title with Album Title, and a Simple display.
While connected, the iPod adapter also charges the iPod's battery. The
Pioneer DEH-P980BT is "Made for iPod" compatible and supports the following iPod
model functions when connected to the CD-IB100ii iPod adapter interface (as of
iPod/iPhone Model ||Media Type || Control ||Display ||Charge |
|Audio ||Video ||Unit ||iPod ||Song/Artist ||Track |
|dock-connector (3 gen) ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
click-wheel/color-display (4 gen) ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
| mini (1/2
gen) ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
| video (5 gen) ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
(80/120/160 GB) ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| nano ||1 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|2 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|4 gen ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|5 gen ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|touch ||1 gen ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|2 gen ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|3 gen ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|iPhone ||2G ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|3G ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|3GS ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
Note: Apple firmware updates may change
DVD Control: You can
connect and control with this unit an external single or
multi-disc DVD player, through the IP-Bus connection. It is compatible with the
Pioneer SDV-P7 single disc DVD player,
and the XDV-P90 6-disc DVD/CD changer.
IP-Bus Changer Controls: The
DEH-P980BT is equipped with IP-Bus control, which allows you to connect and
control other Pioneer components. You can add a multi-disc CD changer, a
satellite radio receiver, an auxiliary input adapter, or an iPod adapter. You can
add an IP-Bus-compatible 6-disc or 12-disc Pioneer CD changer, and control it
from the head unit.