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Pioneer integrates smartphones into your driving experience with Advanced App Mode, which allows you to launch and control compatible iPhone apps from the face of your receiver, putting a variety of music, navigation, and social media apps at your command. You'll appreciate the safety and convenience when you're behind the wheel of your car, and more and more compatible apps are coming your way  — you'll need Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable and you can see the latest compatible apps here.

Step up to multimedia in your car

You don't need to play movies in your car to enjoy having a DVD receiver in your dash (though it IS a pretty cool feature). Pioneer's DVD receivers set the bar for multi-faceted functionality, and the AVH-X1500DVD leads off their feature-rich lineup. This versatile receiver sports a 6.1" screen with intuitive touchscreen controls that allow you to make changes by tapping, swiping, or dragging your finger, along with user-friendly menus that you can customize to your liking.
Thanks to WVGA technology, Pioneer's DVD receivers boast twice the resolution of most multimedia receivers, meaning you'll have a clearer, sharper picture when you're watching videos or taking charge from the touchscreen. And you'll also find plenty of ways to play back your music, compatibility with many popular mobile apps, and a display that'll knock your socks off.

Advanced App Mode

Pioneer integrates smartphones into your driving experience with Advanced App Mode, which allows you to launch and control compatible iPhone apps from the face of your receiver, putting a variety of music, navigation, and social media apps at your command. You'll appreciate the safety and convenience when you're behind the wheel of your car, and more and more compatible apps are coming your way  — you'll need Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable and you can see the latest compatible apps here.

Video playback and a rocking-cool touchscreen display

The 6.1" LCD screen on this Pioneer plays DVDs in bright, clear detail when you're parked. You can also send a movie from the receiver to a rear-seat screen — your passengers will thank you during those long trips. And with Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable, you'll be able to view video content from your iPod® or IPhone® too (video playback requires CD-IV202AV cable kit and other adapters with iPhone 5). And of course you can plug in a rear-view camera to play it safe in crowded parking lots.
You'll also find some cool touchscreen features — Pioneer's Touch Slide technology gives you real fingertip control over many functions. Want a new EQ curve? Just draw it on the screen with your finger and you've got it. And you can browse video files through thumbnail images — just touch them to check out a sneak preview.

MIXTRAX will liven up your time on the road. This feature creates a DJ-like experience with content from your iPod, iPhone, or Android™, with special effects between songs and variable-color lighting that pulses with the beat of your music. You can even tailor the receiver's appearance to your taste by choosing from five display colors and 112 key panel illumination options.

AppRadioLIVE makes it easy

Pioneer's innovative AppRadioLIVE streamlines your app info and functions into one easy-to-use interface. You'll enjoy quick access to your music, media, calendar, and other sources you subscribe to, just by downloading the AppRadioLIVE app and syncing your services. AppRadioLIVE works with your apps to provide visual map guidance and access to points of interest, as well as the ability to search for concerts, shows, and other local events of interest. And you can show several sources of information simultaneously, quickly shifting from one to another with a touch of your finger.

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Touchscreen controls make it easy to select sources.

Media at your command

You can play just about anything on this Pioneer, including your CDs, discs full of MP3 or WMA music, or USB storage devices loaded with files. When you connect your iPod to the USB input, you'll be able to use the receiver's controls to access your playlists. Handy tools like Alphabet Search and Link Search to make it easier to find the song you want fast.

You can also play music files from many Android™ phones when your Android is plugged into the rear USB port — see the "Details" tab for more info on device compatibility. If you're a fan of streaming Internet radio, connect your iPhone to the receiver with Pioneer's CD-IU201S cable and take charge of your Pandora® account from the touchscreen, complete with thumbs-up and thumbs-down controls.

Great sound matters

The receiver's powerful built-in amplifier delivers the goods, with crisp sound at all volume settings, while the 8-band equalizer offers plenty of ways to tweak the output. Three pairs of preamp outputs make it easier to connect external amps, and this receiver offers an auto-equalization feature to tune your system (microphone required).

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) 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.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen with multi-angle adjustments
    • MIXTRAX for a DJ-inspired audio/visual experience
    • Advanced App Mode: launch and control compatible apps from your iPhone
    • Pandora control from iPhone
    • music file playback through USB with select Android devices (see "Details" for more info)
    • five customizable display colors and 112 key panel illumination choices
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • remote control
    Audio/video features:
    • plays audio/video content from CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details tab for full capabilities)
    • 8-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • Advanced Sound Retriever
    • Auto-EQ equalizes for your car interior automatically (optional mic required)
    • built-in audio iPod control — Pioneer's optional adapter required for viewing video content and Pandora control
    • playback and control of Android media files
    • inputs: rear A/V and USB inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:

    What's in the Box:

    • DVD receiver with integrated 6.1" LCD touchscreen monitor (10A fuse inserted in chassis)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CXE5116)
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • 59" USB extension cable (w/ a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end)
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 6 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Owner's Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Warranty sheet (USA/Canada)

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD Reviews

    Average Customer Review(s):

    (112 Reviews)

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    Anonymous from Sun Prairie, WI on 7/2/2014

    1992 Acura NSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product/great price



    Excellent Purchase

    PDL from Indianapolis, IN on 6/23/2014

    2002 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It does everything I need it to and it looks great with the interior of my car!

    Pros: The price is excellent for what you are getting.

    Cons: It is now discontinued.

    Great in dash player

    Chad from wellford,SC on 6/14/2014

    2013 Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the player. Great with pandora. A little difficult to get DvD to bypass the stupid parking brake saftey switch. But all in all a very good payer with great EQ adjustments and sub output. Dont like the fact that the usb input comes out the back so you have to run a cable behind the dash instead of being able to just plug in the front. I have this and the jenson flip out dvd in my wifes car. the screen quality and resolution is awesome with this player 100% better quality than the Jenson.

    Pros: great picture, wide range of eq control,great sound

    Cons: usb port in the back(this is just a personal thing),hard to bypass brake switch

    Good Value

    ChickenDinner from Chicago on 6/3/2014

    2014 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am not audiophile, but this stereo was relatively cheap and sounds great. Had connections for subwoofer and review camera. I have yet to figure out how to adjust brightness. Hard to read when in sun

    Pros: Great sound for the money

    Cons: Hard to see display in sunlight (but I haven't yet figured out how to adjust).

    Not bad - Don't know about using it with Androir

    john s from sheboygan, wi on 6/2/2014

    2005 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Hooked it up and it seemed really nice. Easily works with iphone and ipod. Android would take a bit more work - not sure how much it can do. But - it worked well. Nice screen.

    Pros: Screen. Coolness.

    Cons: Android compatibility.

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    Anonymous from Winston-Salem NC on 5/28/2014

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    Anonymous from sacramento ca on 5/25/2014

    1986 Toyota Supra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    looks very good in my 1986.5 supra like it belongs ther



    Love it

    Osuh8r from Suffolk VA on 5/25/2014

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the look at the sound quality from it.


    Cons: Pioneer apps aren't very good

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    Sarge from Maryland on 5/23/2014

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    its not a bad item for the money. the install was pretty straight forward. I've been using the Pioneer brand for over 14 years and still lasts the test of time. Still disappointed that this unit will not work with a Android Fone. ive tried everything that I can think of and as much research as I could as well.. If your looking to use the Bluetooth function or a Android, move onto another system. other than that good sound and functionality for the money.

    Pros: the sound quality is great and ease of installation. pretty much straight and to the point. added a Sub to this and was easy install. System configuration not too complicated.

    Cons: no Bluetooth... ONLY for IPHONES, not android ( unless you have an old Android that wasn't updated from Jellybean)

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    Tim s from Alamo,ND on 5/21/2014

    2012 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to instal sounds good

    Pros: Good value

    Cons: Is not compatible with new iphone


    Elis from APO Baumholder Germany on 5/19/2014

    2004 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    for the money is a nice in dash

    Pros: easy to use and match the interior lights

    Cons: none

    Great Radio

    joedw from Wichita, Kansas on 5/18/2014

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great radio, sound is good, looks is good. It is easy to learn to use. Will work with Android using the Aux. cable coming from the back and running into glove box, and plug into the headphone jack. Installed in a 2010 Dodge 1500 with a little trimming of the dash.

    Pros: Great price and quality

    Cons: None

    Best bang for your buck!

    Zee from Lakewood, CA on 5/15/2014

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

    This was my very first time dipping my feet into the world of car audio modding. I have a 2010 Honda Fit and the head unit on it was itching to be replaced(non navi). As a full-time student on a budget, I needed something that was affordable yet suitable enough to keep while adding on to(sub/amp/speakers). Saw great reviews and ratings and I loved the way it looked compared to others in its price range so I decided to get one in my hands. Crutchfield is amazing with sending everything you need for the installation. I was a little iffy doing wiring because it was only my second time doing wiring but everything worked the first time! Installation was a breeze with everything that Crutchfield provided. As for the sound quality, it's a world of a difference compared to stock, with the 8-band EQ and all the other features available in this inexpensive little unit. Only reason why I have 4 stars on build quality is because I'm so accustomed to my iPhones touchscreen that I felt the Pioneer could have been better but it's still great nevertheless! It's the only thing I could have any negative thoughts about but I can't complain with what I paid for! This head unit is definitely worth a try. :)

    Pros: Easy to install, jam-packed with great features, works great with iPhone 5S


    Great Product

    Rocco S from Watkins Glen, NY on 5/11/2014

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    Set this up with an Alpine Amp, 2 Alpine Marine Speakers outside, a pair of Polk component speakers inside and a 10" Kicker sub inside for a camper we just purchased. The unit is everything we wanted and then some. Highly recommend this unti.

    Pros: Versatility. Quality. Value.

    Cons: Minor inconvienience with the USB port in the back.

    Good Product

    Anonymous from Bradenton Florida on 5/4/2014

    2011 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    really good for the price. good featuers

    Pros: looks nice easy install works well

    Cons: very dim

    Double Din Upgrade

    Bob from Triad, NC on 4/28/2014

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I had a double din factory stereo that had very few options. This Pioneer was a nice upgrade over that. The iPod / iPhone integration, DVD player, rear camera and pre outs give me a lot of options to work with. I am no audiophile, but am pleased with the product based on the price-point. If you were looking for a nice upgrade from your plain factory stereo this is a nice upgrade. Spend some time in the driveway figuring out what does what related to iPod integration, because it does take a little time to work out the nuances to operation.

    Pros: Price. Solid construction. Features available for the price-point. Display, background and theme color changes to match stock interior colors.

    Cons: None really.for the price you really can't be that picky, and if you are then go spend $500 on something else.

    Great stereo!

    Jam from Wa on 4/27/2014

    2006 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo is super nice for the price! Touch screen is fun, the sound quality is better than my stock stereo and I like the tons of upgrade hookups in the back. Wiring was fairly simple. Plays my Flash drives and phone. Only thing missing is bluetooth tech which can be added on later.

    Pros: Great upgrade from 2006 stock cd player. Plays DVDs and Pandora. DJ Mixtrax feature is fun. Changing color buttons rocks, menu functionality is great!

    Cons: No blue tooth. Had to buy a usb-1/4" adapter for flash drive and phone integration for $60. I know how to wire but if you don't then expect to get a pro to install for you. The universal parts they give you to install are kind of a pain with tabs you have to cut off with cutters

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    James from Lubbock, TX on 4/23/2014

    2009 Ford Edge
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Recently purchased and installed the Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD and I love it! It makes the interior of my '08 Ford Edge look so much better, less plain and boring. It's very user friendly, I didn't have to read any of the owners manual to learn how to work it, it's very straight forward and simple.

    Pros: Ease of use, great sound quality over factory head unit and it has style.

    Cons: Haven't found any yet...

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    rafael from milwaukee wi on 4/17/2014

    2013 Scion FR-S
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very bad


    Cons: This radio dosnt work whit all the phone!! Im very disappointed whit it...

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    Anonymous from Puerto Rico on 4/15/2014

    2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Item, price and very fast shipping! A+++

    Pros: Basically, everything !!!

    Cons: The USB app can improve.

    Great product

    Anonymous from Houma, LA on 4/14/2014

    2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    One of the best double dins I've purchased sounds great and works great best thing is te subwoofer level differents from the bass



    Great stereo

    John from Duluth, GA on 4/13/2014

    2005 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love the radio, with wiring provided by Crutchfield, it was easy to install



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    Anonymous from Denver CO on 4/11/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice DVD player for when my kids are in the car, easy to use.

    Pros: Nice for tight budget, simple to use

    Cons: E-Brake hook up, needs to be dumbed down or made easier for the average joe.

    5 star choice

    Chandyman from Arkansas on 4/11/2014

    2000 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome buy, being my first screen reciever. Many color options on the display, you can alter it on a color scale, which allows any color you could imagine honestly. Sound quality was day and night different after the install. (I drive a 2000 Toyota 4runner) I find myself using the remote it comes with because its easier than hitting the voulme button on the actual product. Heck, for the price, its a steal. Looks great, sounds great, what more do you want? Only thing I will say I dont care for; is the fact that you must have the vehicles parking brake applied for the AUX option to work correctly, Im not sure why honestly, and I hate seeing the warning that stays on the screen so I normally just turn the display off. My buddy saw mine, and installed one in his Toyota Supra also.

    Pros: Upgrades the look of your interior. Sounds amazing. Plenty of options.

    Cons: Must be in park for the DVD to play or the AUX to show cover art.

    Super Radio

    Anonymous from Augusta Ks on 4/9/2014

    2013 Nissan Titan S
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is A+++ from all aspects could not buy this radio at this price locally. the touch screen is nice and clear ease of install had the radio out if the box and in the dash playing music in an hour and trust me it was in no hurry .

    Pros: price function bang for buck and fit finish

    Cons: app mode hard to use and needs separate harness

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    Anonymous from Portland, OR on 4/7/2014

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    Pretty good unit for the price. Very easy to use. Sound quality has improved drastically over my stock headunit. Still have stock speakers.

    Pros: Sound quality, ease of use, looks

    Cons: Speed of unit- sometimes takes a second to load from changing song from spotify on my iphone. Other con would be that you need an extra $40 cord to have full access of all the available apps on the device and your phone.

    Amazing value! Exceptional quality and function!

    Anonymous from Inver Grove, MN on 4/6/2014

    2006 Ford F-150
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    I was impressed with the price and features at first, but after the easy installation and first use I was blown away! Both the sound quality and video quality are amazing, and the additional features are huge!! Very impressed!!

    Pros: Tremendous value dollar for dollar!!

    Cons: Netflix is not compatible

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    harvey from germansville,pa on 4/5/2014

    2007 Dodge Charger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    excelent for the price,good pioneer quality

    Pros: easy hook and instructions


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    Terry from Jacksonville, FL on 4/5/2014

    2012 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this head unit for my 2012 Nissan Altima and it gave a great improvement to my factory speakers and I also use my iPod to play music from this device. Overall great product for the money since I didn't want navigation or Bluetooth.

    Pros: Easy to install, looks great, easy to control

    Cons: None


    Lupe from Carlsbad nm on 4/5/2014

    2009 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It was a great stereo. It looked really nice, but no Bluetooth and I had trouble with hooking up an iPod.

    Pros: Looks nice and easy to use

    Cons: No Bluetooth and had trouble with playing off iPod


    Jason from Hanford ca on 4/5/2014

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product

    Pros: Perfect

    Cons: None


    Anonymous from Springfield, MA on 4/3/2014

    2005 Honda Civic SI
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great price, clean look. Worth the money.

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: Non

    Great Buy

    DevinJ from Jacksonville, Fl on 4/2/2014

    2006 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This deck is a great buy for an entry level double din. Great sound quality my speakers in my 06 Expedition sound insane compared to the way they did with my stock radio. It took a little tinkering to figure out how to use all the features but that didn't take long. Overall its a pretty decent deck

    Pros: Works very well during ipod integration

    Cons: Depending on where the sun is the screen may be hard to see but that's still not that bad.

    awesome product

    bigpitt from mississippi on 3/28/2014

    2006 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This double din radion is exactly what i asked for. Sound quality is good, features are cool and its easy to work and control. I have had it for about 2 weeks andi havent had a problem with it. Works perfectly. Would highly recommend this product to anybody who is looking to upgrade their sound system!!

    Pros: easy to use fun to have not hard to get use to works perfect

    Cons: dont know how to work the apps thing

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    Joe B. from moosic, pa on 3/25/2014

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

    Would be 5 star if it was Android friendly . Unit is set up for iPhone and iPod

    Pros: Sound and overall great unit

    Cons: Not Android friendly wont recognize when plugged into the rear mount usb port

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    Anonymous from Columbus Ohio on 3/24/2014

    2009 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Product! Crutchfield is the only place I'd buy it from!

    Pros: Stylish, big screen

    Cons: Non

    Good Product

    Lou from Gainesville, VA. on 3/24/2014

    2004 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I replace the original CD player on my 2004 XLT Explorer for thise CD/DVD player, it looks very good and gave the interior a modern type look, the sound is very good as well, as for the installation it was very easy, I'm happy with the product, I might get the next one on the line with the sattelite radio....



    Awesome radio!

    Paul from Chesapeake, va on 3/23/2014

    2003 Chevrolet S10
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is a good value with good options and touch screen which I was looking for along with USB hook up. Sound quality is amazing and has a lot of fine tune adjustments if wanted.



    Great product. Better customer service.

    Nowlin S. from Augusta, GA on 3/18/2014

    2009 Kia Optima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Should change name to "Clutch"field. They sure came through for me when my stereo was down. Everything was just as advertised. Made my online shopping experience wonderful. Stereo plugged right in with the provided gear. I will never shop at the local big box....... again. Customer service was excellent. A+++++ Thank you, perfect for DIY.

    Pros: Best experience ever.

    Cons: Totally satisfied.


    Ashley from Abbotsford, BC, Canada on 3/17/2014

    2002 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I absolutely love this!! I bought it for my 2002 Acura rsx. I totally give the car an upgraded look on the inside. I like the rsx because the body shape is timeless so it doesn't look I put a lot of money into a junk vehicle. You have to download special apps that are comparable with this system which kinda sucks because you need to learn how to use them. Majority of them are free which makes it okay The sound is amazing and goes pretty loud. The installation took a total of 2 hours and it was fairly straight forward and easy.

    Pros: Looks great. Lots of features Sound is great

    Cons: Apps needed on the cellphone makes it a tad confusing.

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    M Ballard from Mississippi on 3/16/2014

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very please with the pioneers display and accessibility to all the great features.

    Pros: Really makes a difference on the sound quality of my F150 oem speakers.

    Cons: Doesn't have a USB port on the front face. The plugin is located in the back.


    Pav1 from Florida on 3/13/2014

    2004 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The greatest product ever.

    Pros: Sounds AMAZING.

    Cons: Doesn't work with my SII android running 4.1.3.

    Very basic but good

    Julio from Castlerock, CO on 3/11/2014

    2001 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted a touchscreen stereo and this was the perfect one for me. It made my interior look nicer than the stock Mach 460 stereo in my Mustang. It's easy to use and I can use and control pandora and a few other other apps through it as long as my phone is plugged in. The only downside is that the aux is in the back as well as the USB. But I actually ran the wires underneath my center console and made a custom home for them in the console. So you don't see my wires flying everywhere. I just didn't want to spend and extra 100 dollars to get the Bluetooth because I'm already spending a lot on speakers and amps.

    Pros: Awesome product Looks great Great price Easy to use Installation is a breeze

    Cons: Not Bluetooth


    thorton1110 from New Palestine, IN on 3/8/2014

    2002 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this radio to replace the factory radio in my 2002 VW Passat W8. Crutchfield did not have my exact car in their list, so initially, the fit was not correct. I had to modify the interior part of my factory harness to fit the in dash kit and the radio. The radio also does not come with a screen protector when shipped out. Not that this was a problem, just very odd. The user interface is very easy to handle, although it was difficult to discern how to turn the radio on and off (you have to turn the source off and then the display so you don't drain your battery). Overall, good quality for the price.

    Pros: - Ease of use - Crisp Display - Customizable - Ipod control through radio

    Cons: - No power button - Buttons are kind of small - Sun makes the display difficult to see - Laggy compatibility with the steering wheel controls

    Excellent Product & Company

    DavidH from Thornton, CO on 3/4/2014

    I found this stereo/DVD player to be an exceptional purchase. Being a novice on the install, I had to call technical support with a couple of questions. They were extremely helpful and friendly. Well done Crutchfield and Pioneer. Excellent Product & Outstanding Company!!!

    Pros: Looks AWESOME and is easy to use.

    Cons: None

    Perfect Radio

    Tyler from Cadillac, Michigan on 3/1/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks great and makes my door speakers and the sub sound even better! Will recommend!



    Love it!

    Ashley from Fairhope, AL on 2/26/2014

    2007 Ford Edge
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome awesome awesome!!! I'm so happy I made this purchase!

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    Pioneer from Houston, TX on 2/26/2014

    2012 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Perfect in dash looks really good in my Tundra


    Cons: None

    Great Stereo

    Brandon C from Luther, OK on 2/14/2014

    2004 Mazda RX8
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great stereo, first time putting in a custom stereo and was really easy in my RX8. The sound quaility increased tri-fold. It feels and sounds like I have an amp and sub (which i do not) and the settings and themes settings are really great. I still have to look over all the features but was static when I got it all hooked up and it started playing.

    Pros: Good price for the quality Easy to put in Customization options are great Touch screen is wonderful (not seeing any lag like most are saying they are encountering)

    Cons: It did not come with the screw for the rear bracket or what ever the technical name is called Hard time managing the wires to get it to fit properly (only in my RX8) Wish it had more detailed instructions

    A Great Modern Upgrade

    jmix from Texas on 2/11/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This a great way to improve an older interior. Giving the appearance of a touchscreen radio, DVD capability, and just a sleek unit overall. I have already recommended it to some friends. Very satisfied.



    Great product

    Mike R from riverside, ca on 2/10/2014

    2005 Toyota Sienna
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    Amount of features for the money is unbelievable

    Pros: Every feature

    Cons: Remote had features that only work on upper models, should have a remote made for this unit

    Good buy

    Judas from Riverside,ca on 2/10/2014

    2002 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Really good radio plus all parts necessary to finish the install. Perfect perfect.

    Pros: All good

    Cons: None at all

    Good for the price

    Brandon S. from Midlothian, VA on 2/8/2014

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

    Installed in 2000 Toyota Sienna Minivan. Sounded better than factory unit. Excellent unit overall.

    Pros: * Sounds great with stock speakers. * Color of buttons can be changed. * Easy UI

    Cons: * Some icons/buttons on display is too small and difficult to use. * Does not dim with headlight.

    Easy Install

    BobG from Palm Bay Fl on 2/7/2014

    2011 Hyundai Accent
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Well, bought this for my wifes car for her birthday. Got it installed last night and it was very straight forward and simple. Thanks to Crutchfield for the dash dis assembly instructions, made life so much easier. I didnt get into all the audio settings as it sounded very good on just the stock "powerful" setting. Maybe later on we will play around with the graphic EQ settings, but for now, it sounds 10x better than her stock stereo. The touchscreen is simple to use and clear to read.

    Pros: Clear sound even from stock speakers Easy installation Not overly difficult to use once you learn the menus a little bit

    Cons: USB is on the back, but has an extension cord to run it elsewhere Requires a special cord sold separate to operate iPhone

    LOVE IT!!!

    Luvmychi3 from Wisconsin on 2/4/2014

    2004 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Absolutely love my new head unit. Works great, and the sound quality is amazing with my stock amplifier and speakers! Well worth the money!



    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    wildcats from Levant, KS on 2/4/2014

    2002 Ford Excursion
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased for the back up camera works great.



    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    MichelleD1014 from Des Moines, IA on 2/4/2014

    2005 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am on the fence about this product. I think the only part that I really take a liking to is the fact the screen is a double-din. I dont think it was worth the cost to me.

    Pros: USB input, DOUBLE DIN SCREEN

    Cons: not a lot of audio settings, cant play a music video unless the car is in park, set up more for an IPHONE or IPOD not an Android phone, USB is in the back, delay in touch screen buttons, have to touch the button PERFECTLY square on for it to register. No bluetooth, dont like the MIXTRAX

    Well worth the money!!!

    Anonymous from Stillwater,Ok on 1/27/2014

    1996 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed it into a 96 GMC was a custom install, Works great and give's a nice look, and great price compared to what you can spend on a double din dvd player, and Crutchfield customer service is next to none...great place and if you ever run into a bind with this just give them a ring they can answer any questions you will have...But if your looking for a decent CD/DVD player this is the one for you...

    Pros: Can change colors of the key's and back ground separately, easy to use keys, remote works great,

    Cons: if it's off set from your view the screen get's blurry, but that happens with anything like that i reckon..

    Really good product

    Anonymous from Aguadilla, PR on 1/24/2014

    2010 Mazda 3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Easy to set up and it works really good.



    JBL Charge

    ira l from Minden La. on 1/19/2014

    Easy to use and sound quality is awesome. I did not think something so small would have the sound and capability that it has multiple colors that I could have chosen from and I can listen to quality sound music in any room in my house without the hassle of turning on my house sound's very easy to clean,and everyone loves it.but most of all we love it.

    Pros: it is very easy to carry, it's very easy to handle, and it is very easy and simple to connect to your phone, the bottom line is, it's just simple.

    Cons: When playing the speaker in a loud environment, the sound seems to go up and down as if its trying to adjust to its surroundings.

    great swap

    Marty from Hawaii on 1/19/2014

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Swapped the stock radio in my mustang with this radio. It looks really good, and sounds so much better.

    Pros: Easy install, easy to use deck

    Cons: aux cord has to be plugged in the back of the deck, would be so much better in the front

    Pioneer AVH-1500DVD

    Nick from Auburn, OH on 1/18/2014

    1998 Toyota Camry XLE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was on the fence about a touch screen head unit, but decided to give this a try when it was on sale. On unboxing, the initial appearance of the unit was sleek, shiny, and well constructed. The unit is well constructed and sturdy. It did not come with a protective film on the screen, but the whole unit was wrapped in foam wrap. The screen is crisp and bright. This unit has plenty of customization options to fit to your wants, such as color of the buttons, background color, background picture, sound settings, graphic EQ, and tons more. I am extremely fond of the sonic sound center option, which makes it easy to adjust your sound center so its almost like listening to headphones rather than a car audio system. The graphic EQ lets you customize every wavelength range individually, and has a couple preset EQ's which sound great. I use this unit to drive 6.5 Pioneer front speakers, 6x9 rear deck Focal IC 690, and 2 Sony Xplod 12" subs. The bass boost and subwoofer settings allow excellent tailoring of bass frequencies and power, and this unit drives my subs better than the Sony Xplod unit that it replaced. The response from the touch screen is a little bit slow, but not enough to be annoying. The forward and back track selection buttons have a delay, so you have to wait a second for the unit to "catch up" after skipping a song. (if you skip a song, you have to wait a second to press the button again) Overall, sounds great, looks great, performs great. Definitely recommend.

    Pros: Great look, sturdy construction, extremely customizable, wide EQ customization, great bass power and response, great sound quality, easy installation with many pre-positioned screw holes for mounting, can turn display off so its not too bright at night, display dims when headlights are on**(see cons)

    Cons: Delay in touch screen and track seek buttons, steep learning curve when adjusting settings because theres so much to choose from. **Display dims when headlights on can be annoying when headlights are on when its still a little light out, havent found a setting to turn off the dimming yet.

    Pioneer holds their own

    Presley from Lincolnton,nc on 1/15/2014

    2004 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Player works perfect , easy to install and functionally is very user friendly for all to use. Have had several pioneer CD players in the past and see the same quality in this DVD player.

    Pros: Easy to use, bright screen, good resolution, simple setup.

    Cons: Wish unit had a low pass frequency to block bass from front speakers , this is an option I have had on past players that helped to combat distortion in small speakers.

    Can't beat this unit for the price

    Pat from Los Angeles, CA on 1/13/2014

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you are looking for a great in dash screen that will not break the bank, this is a great option. Very easy to install and great quality. It comes with everything you need and great paperwork to help out with removing the dash and the wiring.

    Pros: Good quality, great appearance, cost effective, cool looking

    Cons: No bluetooth, USB input at the back of the unit and not the front

    Great radio good deal

    Dlt from Ft Myers on 1/12/2014

    2004 Ford Freestar
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value I will recommend this radio



    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Ivory W. from Pine hill , al. on 1/6/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I'm loving my 1500 pioneer Avh-x1500 easy too use at a affordable price !



    great radio for price

    Anonymous from wilmington nc on 1/4/2014

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

    This radio works very well good screen quality and fucntionality. Great price and free install kit with purchase!

    Pros: Great color customization. Clean installation.

    Cons: Pioneer mixtrax not a good function. Skips portions of songs just turned it off and used like normal player. Not many screen choices and no clear way of adding new backrounds.

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Anonymous from savannah, ga on 1/4/2014

    2008 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this ! The screen is nice and the picture is great. Would highly recommend!



    Pioneer & Crutchfield

    CBA from SC on 1/2/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Winning combination. This unit was all I expected and more. Installed in my daughters Xterra for Christmas, with crutchfield wiring adapter and dash kit, simple and looks as good as it sounds. Crutchfield Rocks!



    unbelievable deal!

    Jesse C. from Saipan (CNMI) on 12/30/2013

    1996 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    awesome picture quality! easy to operate and with some speaker upgrades; maximum sound quality is achieved. unbelievable price, everyone thinks i'm "lying"; i had my nephew order one.

    Pros: price and quality in conjunction with Crutchfield's installation kit (easy!)

    Cons: none

    So far so good

    AJM from NW Iowa on 12/28/2013

    2007 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I think this is a great product for the money.



    Happy customer

    Tinamc from Sulphur,LA on 12/25/2013

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was purchased as a Christmas gift for my son and he was very pleased with this product!




    g35 from Maryland on 12/22/2013

    2004 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Looks good. Bout the only good thing I have for this. Sound quality was good too, radio pay odds horrible no Bluetooth couldn't even get the aux port to work. Upgraded to the 2500 and love it. Simply not a good investment in the 1500 model.

    Pros: Very good sound quality. Customizable screen and button colors to match your car. The installation items, wire kit, Metra dash replacement all worked flawlessly. Full eq Customer service did their best to help Arrived in 3 days

    Cons: Didn't work with android or anything but iPhone. No Bluetooth Radio quality is horrible Aux would even register my phone

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Mike from Indiana on 12/20/2013

    2004 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The main reason I purchased a DVD unit was to have a built in looking display for a backup camera,. For this use this unit is perfect. The image for backing up looks just like the high cost factory units on new cars. The USB cable reaches easily to the glove compartment. Put your MP3 files on a flash drive and you won't need CDs or I pods. Don't expect to driver while viewing DVD player. The Pioneer is too smart to allow that dangerous act.

    Pros: Good solid unit. Crutchfield support stands alone as the best.

    Cons: All LCD displays fade somewhat when viewed at angle.


    Anonymous from Portland, OR on 12/20/2013

    2007 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Stellar product. Love it



    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    mike in Indy from Indianapolis IN on 12/19/2013

    2005 Chrysler 300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Total wow factor. Had issues getting it to power up called tech support to resolve an issue not with product but how my cars wiring yo harness works. Now all is great

    Pros: Price, ease to use, great sound

    Cons: None

    great unit

    oneillm987 from New Jersey on 12/18/2013

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

    Replaced my stock head unit, fit great with the dash kit, improved sound, great options. A Bluetooth option would be nice, but not in dire need of it. When I sit back in my seat the display washes out a little bit. Overall I am extremely satisfied, and if you don't want to spend to much this is what you need.

    Pros: Sound quality, DVD, Remote, Easy to set up and use, Pre-amp, USB, AUX

    Cons: No Bluetooth, No Android capability, Display washes out when seated comfortably (HONDA CVIC), Lack of color combinations.

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    onetoone86 from austin, tx on 12/18/2013

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product! Great price!!



    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Anonymous from Springfield MA on 12/18/2013

    2001 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far so good cold weather doesn't seem to bother it. Looks good with install kit.

    Pros: iphone and 3.5 aux port great for hands free cell use

    Cons: screen fuzzy for playing dvds you would think it would be crystal clear for being a small screen when you can view dvds on laptops ,pc and tv at 1080p. I use my driod to listen to music and all u see is warning screen should go to some screen saver instead.

    Nice system

    Char from Arvada on 12/17/2013

    Great system, Going to purchase another one for my wives vehicle.

    Pros: Easy to use, great value for the money and it looks great

    Cons: Non so far

    Excellent value

    Mark from La Verne on 12/16/2013

    2005 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit was easy to install and works extremely well. Lots of features for the price. The inclusion of a backup camera input was a big factor in my decision to purchase this receiver; it functions flawlessly.



    Great Product, Great Deal

    Chad W from Mitchell, SD on 12/8/2013

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am very satisfied with this product. Would recommend this product to anyone. There are a lot of cool features on this model that i like.



    Amazing Deal

    DanielGV from tracy, ca 95377 on 11/25/2013

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this deck to replace the original shaker 1000 in my 2007 GT. Man, it was a big upgrade, I was able to hook it up with ease thanks to Crutchfield and the free included installation items.

    Pros: IPod support, iPhone app support, color customization, multiple inputs, backup camera input

    Cons: None that I could see

    Great Product!!

    Dan from Alexandria, VA on 11/18/2013

    2005 Pontiac GTO
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product, was an easy install and fun to use. Colors and graphics look great fit right in

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing


    ethan from austin on 11/15/2013

    2003 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)


    Pros: looks good

    Cons: no bluetooth

    great radio

    Anonymous from Texas City, TX on 11/12/2013

    2000 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fantastic radio for the price definitely provided a more amplified and clear sound than factory



    Pioneer AVH-X1500 DVD

    Bryant from El Paso, TX on 11/6/2013

    2010 Nissan Frontier SE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price you really can't go wrong. Everything about it is very easy to use and isn't tacky at all.

    Pros: Inexpensive and simple. Looks great without the stickers.

    Cons: Don't have none as of right now.

    unbeatable price

    nate from Charleston sc on 11/2/2013

    1991 Chevrolet Corvette
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Unbeatable price and fast shipping



    Excellent Featured Rich Receiver

    Audio Enthusiast from Tipp City, OH on 10/27/2013

    2005 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    iPhone/Ipod integration great. iPhone/Ipod Cable required too expensive. Easy to install in Toyota Matrix. Nice big LCD with responsive touch. Placement of mute button below decrease volume was bad design. Tend to hit mute a lot but can configure as ATT. Price is good. Ipod/IPhone music searches are fast and I have a lot of music on Ipod.

    Pros: - Large 6.1" touch screen display - Excellent audio playback even with factory speakers - App radio features work with iPhone 4/4s even with iOS 7 loaded - Wiring harness and faceplate adaptor included free. Get posi connectors to make install simple. - At the price this is an excellent performing radios based on features and LCD touchscreen interface. - DVD playback but only if car parked. Which is useless.

    Cons: - Pioneer iPhone/ipod interface way too expensive.

    Best DVD Receiver ever

    Anonymous from Mesquite, TX on 10/27/2013

    2002 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The DVD receiver is better than I expected and more.

    Pros: Sound quality was better than expected.

    Cons: Only con is that I wish they put the usb and aux ports in the front.

    Awesome head unit

    Sam L from Provo,ut on 10/22/2013

    2003 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Amazing deck. I bought the 1500 for my wife's '03 expedition after the stock one bit the dust. She could not be happier. The price was great for what you get. Easy to use controls and made the stock speakers and sub sound 100% better than before.

    Pros: Price, ease of use, sound quality

    Cons: None

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Nement from Cedar Rapids, IA on 10/19/2013

    2006 Pontiac Vibe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love it! It looks great, sounds great, and is probably the best quality for the price range. I also like that you can set the wallpaper to an image from the USB.

    Pros: USB, Pandora, DVD, works with iPod and iPhone.

    Cons: USB doesn't work with android system

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Donna from Harlem Ga on 10/11/2013

    2006 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice, we love it!!!




    MD04WRX from LAUREL, MD on 10/10/2013

    2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just what I was looking for. Simple / Basic DVD receiver which also works well with my Iphone and Pandora. Very happy with my purchase

    Pros: Easy to use. If you are looking for a basic DVD receiver this one is great.

    Cons: None

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Anonymous from Garyville La on 10/5/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great product from Pioneer



    Great product!

    RaulO from North Plainfield, NJ on 10/4/2013

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

    Great product and very easy to use. Had to force it in into a double din because it's a little bit bigger but other than that it's a great radio!

    Pros: AppRadio, screen works great, sounds great, looks great...all in all a great radio!

    Cons: A tiny bit bigger than other double din radios.

    Just as expected

    Brandon from Central Ohio on 9/16/2013

    2006 Dodge Ram 3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Decently build product for the money. No issues so far. The installation kit included is very convenient. I highly recommend it. Eventually I will pair it up with the GPS unit

    Pros: Good price


    Great product!!

    Roma from Massachusetts on 7/11/2013

    2007 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    A great buy! Everything I wanted and some. I found it very easy to use all the functions of this unit.

    Pros: All

    Cons: None

    Good product- great support

    Rc from Ogden, ut on 7/7/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The car DVD stereo is great and does well what it says it does. Worked great for my iPod, backup camera, hooks up to rear DVD monitor. Probably does more but that is what I use. Crutchfield's customer service and support are the best in the industry. Their tech support is extremely knowledgable and will help you get past any installation problem or question you have. I had a minor issue with the order and the fixed it immediately. Companies are just not like that any more. Great price, great customer support and great technical support. Why would you buy anywhere else????

    Pros: Does what you need it to do for a very low price. Crutch field support and service is the best!

    Cons: Have to buy expensive adapter (thank you greedy auto makers) I wish it had a USB on the front like the 1400 had.

    pioneer 1500dvd

    jason from butler on 6/17/2013

    2001 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    i have the pioneer 1400 also and like it much better than the 1500



    Great product

    Erick from Boca raton on 5/26/2013

    Great sound

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: None

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Anonymous from Harbor Springs, MI on 5/5/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love how easy it is to get to know this receiver, it works so well and looks great.

    Pros: Looks awesome, easy to use, lots of options with display and audio.

    Cons: Sometimes freezes and grows an error code when my iPod is hooked up and I'm using the radios interface to select songs or bands.

    Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD

    Anonymous from Chambersburg pa on 4/15/2013

    2009 Dodge Charger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice unit. I had this installed in my 2009 dodge charger. Very easy to use and I was really impressed that I could use some of my apps on my iPhone with this unit. For the price it's a must have.

    Pros: Works with iPhone apps. No need for the seperate navigation if you have navigation on your phone.

    Cons: I don't like that you have to be in park with the emergency brake engaged to watch dvd's, videos or photos. I also didn't like that you have to purchase the iPod/iPhone cable to enjoy the full function of the unit.

    2003 Avalanche

    Mike from Houston TX on 4/13/2013

    2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far sounds great! Still getting used to the on screen functions and the remote but that is to be expected. Unit fits perfectly in vehicle. Had to order an additional 30 PIN adapter to work with my Iphone 5. Lots of great features and crystal clear sound.

    Pros: Wiring harness was easy to install Great sound and features Fits flush in dashboard with no vehicle alterations

    Cons: Crutchfeild failed to initially send the mounting kit and the antennea adapter with my order. Tech support, however, quickly resolved this issue. Mounting kit instructions were terrible however once you figure it out the install is simple. (read my review on this mounting kit and it will help you). Or, as always, you can speak to tech support...they are really good. Product specs should be a little more clear on the additional pin adapter for the Iphone 5.

    Great product

    Anonymous from Brevard, NC on 3/10/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works great, sounds great. Still can't get one apps to work, keeps telling me to put ebrake up and down and up again to allow video, but just freezes at that point. Had to get installation done by pro, mainly because I have a Bose factory and steering wheel control, which required two additional adapters.

    Pros: Great sound, looks sweet!

    Cons: Touch screen a little hard to get to work. I shouldn't have to tap the same song same 5 times while driving to get it to play.

    Great product for price!!

    Bigthiss from Ca on 3/7/2013

    2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great head unit for the price. Easy to install and very compatible with many dashboards. Only flaw that I dislike is the limited apps that function with the app radio feature. I hope there will be more to come.

    Pros: Sound quality, easy install, functionality

    Cons: App radio needs more useful apps

    excellent radio

    kwr, albany,ga from albany,ga on 3/4/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very easy to use right out of the box, simple controls , and very expandable

    Pros: easy to use and hook up


    Good value, but has some quirks

    Skibane from San Antonio, TX on 2/27/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Lots of features, looks well put together. The graphic equalizer is great - super-easy to use. The touch screen has trouble deciding when it's been touched - At first, I wondered if there was a protective layer of plastic installed over it that needed to be removed after installation. Nope. You can't program AM and FM channels into the same radio memory bank - Instead, it forces you to change "bands" before you can tune an FM station while currently listening to an AM station. That's a throwback to the 1930's when radios had mechanical tuners that required physical changes to the internals when changing bands - But it doesn't have any place on a modern radio. Some of the screens don't have a power off button - You have to call up another screen before you can turn the unit off! There is no on-screen volume control slider - which means that you have to repeatedly tap the volume up/down buttons to adjust the volume. Having a touch screen on a receiver - and then not including a slider for the most-often-used control on it - is strange. You have to learn what most of the whizzy little touchscreen icons mean before you can use them. Why is there no user option to instead display buttons that each have their purposes labeled in plain text? Seems like Pioneer spent a lot of time working on fluff ("MIXTRAX", whizzy icons and flashy backgrounds) that'll appeal to kids who put blue headlight bulbs on their Civics, but overlooked some details that would matter to the grownups.

    Pros: Lots of features, looks good, solidly built

    Cons: User interface has some rough edges, touchscreen is temperamental


    Todd B from N.C. on 2/5/2013

    2009 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love the sound and the video is awesome. Worth every dime

    Pros: Nice price

    Cons: No Bluetooth

    Awesome Receiver

    Will from Raleigh, NC on 1/28/2013

    2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed the AVH-X1500 in my 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. This Receiver Looks fantastic! Can you really do better for this price? There are some things in the software that don't logically make sense when you first look at it but after you play with it for a few minutes it all makes sense and it really couldn't be designed much better. Sound Quality is extremely good for the money, it made my stock speakers play much cleaner, louder and crisper and of course louder. The bass boost feature works great (my front door speakers are 6x9's) and almost makes it feel like I now have a very low power sub in my Jeep. Build quality is great and the receiver looks more expensive than it is. There are 2 things about this receiver though: I wish it had a little more processing power to load menus a bit faster, it's no big deal but still it would be nice if it was a bit faster but hey this thing is only this much. The second thing is every time you touch something on the screen/hit a button it beeps and you can't turn the beep off. I have contacted Pioneer and they even told me you can't turn the beep off. I became used to the beep and I actually can't hear it when the volume is turned up to a medium level. If you are thinking about getting this receiver go for it! You won't regret buying it.

    Pros: Value, Sound Quality, Looks, 8 Band EQ & Bass Boost

    Cons: It could be a little faster when loading menus and responding to taps on the screen, cannot turn off the "confirmation beep"

    Great Value

    Justin C from Minneapolis, MN on 1/13/2013

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a nice touchscreen head unit on a budget for my 2013 WRX. I originally bought the Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD and really liked it but hated having the usb/iphone cord coming from the front. While this unit isn't expandable to add HD Radio or Satellite Radio, I'm ok with that considering I use my iphone for all my media. The larger and higher resolution screen is absolutely great looking. I find the EQ tuning to be nice and has paired very well with my stock door speakers. I did notice the FM signal is weaker than I'd like, but I don't listen to the radio all that much so its a moot point. At 299.99 you cannot go wrong. It looks great, and if you have an iphone you can buy the cable and use appmode. I highly recommend this unit

    Pros: Value, Looks, Sound

    Cons: Not able to expand if need be

    Good Entry Level HU

    chd176 from Winfield, AL. on 12/29/2012

    2004 GMC Sierra 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is replacing a Sony AVX-60 I had, that HU was very very slow with iPod controls and I've been wanting to upgrade from it for quite some time. I originally was going to go with the AVH-X4500BT but I couldn't justify spending the extra money when this had almost everything I'd use. I'm, disappointed with the EQ settings as with my Sony I had much more control and options to set the sound just how I liked it., I haven't tried the advanced app mode because that isn't supported with the iPhone 5. Which leads me to some of my biggest complaints about this HU. Can't use the iPhone 5 with the HU without the lighting to 30 pin adapter (my old Sony could connect using the lightning cable just fine) No advanced app mode with the iPhone 5 supported (even with the required cable and adapter) Video/Photos not supported with the iPhone 5 Now, lets get into some things I love about the HU. It's fast, I'm not sure if it's just me coming from a 2 year old HU that was sluggish even on it's best days but the AVH-X1500 is quite responsive and zippy. I love the customization options where you can use your own background image and change the illumination to any color you desire to better match your cars interior lights. It looks quite nice, also I love the ease in which you can add presets to the radio just press and hold your preset button and you're good. All in all this is a solid unit especially for the price but I wish Pioneer had done more research and development into the iPhone 5

    Pros: Quick, Quite a bit of features for the price

    Cons: iPhone 5 compatibility (or lack there of), not as many EQ options as I'm used to


    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    AUX Input 3.5mm AV (rear)
    Audio/video Input 3.5mm (R), Compoiste (R)
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    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 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 8
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Touchscreen Display
    iPod/App Control
    AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio
    Disc & USB Playback
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" TFT LCD Touchscreen Color Display: The AVH-X1500DVD features a 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 widescreen touchscreen display. The resolution of the display is 800 x 480 (RGB), for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The touchscreen display allows you to control this unit and a connected component such as an iPod/iPhone, or USB mass storage class device. 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. The fixed touchscreen display is not removable.

    Multilingual Display: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD offers English, Chinese, French, Portuguese, and Spanish text.

    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), hue (adjusts the tone of color), and temperature (adjust the color temperature).

    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.
    • Normal: A 4:3 picture is displayed as it is.

    On Screen Display Color & Background Adjustment: The color of the on-screen display can be set to red, amber, green, blue or white. The background can be set to one of four preset still images, a moving image, a stored JPEG image, or turned Off.

    Front-Panel Control w/ Custom 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 red, amber, green, blue, white, or scan (constantly cycling through the color spectrum). You can also create a custom color to match your vehicle's interior lighting (112 colors to choose from).

    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 automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit.

    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. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double -DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is also an optional double-DIN sleeve (130ADTV133, sold separately) available for this unit that will allow you to Euro-mount or custom mount the Pioneer head unit in your vehicle. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    iPod/App Control

    iPod/iPhone Connection: The Pioneer multimedia head unit supports both audio/video & app playback from a compatible iPod or iPhone. Using Pioneer's dock connector-to-USB cable (130CDIU51, sold separately) or the dock connector-to-USB cable which comes with your iPod/iPhone, you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music and Pandora Internet Radio on your iPod or iPhone through the Pioneer A/V head unit. Using the Pioneer CD-IU201V iPod/iPhone connector cable (130IU201V, sold separately) you can enjoy audio playback, plus video playback of movies, TV shows, video podcasts, and music videos stored on your iPod/iPhone; as well as music or video based apps streamed to your iPhone. The Pioneer CD-IU201S iPhone/App cable (130IU201S, sold separately) not only provides audio/video playback, but also allows you to launch the AppRadio Mode on your iPhone 4/4S, for playback of advance applications (such as navigation and internet radio) on the Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park with the parking brake engaged.

    Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5; you will need the Pioneer CD-IU51 iPod Cable (sold separately) and the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately) to connect the Apple device to the Pioneer head unit. The head unit does not support direct connection of the Lightning-connector cable that comes with the iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5. These Apple device's do not support any type of video output.

    iPod/iPhone Control: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD lets you control your iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen or from the iPod/iPhone's touchscreen, clickwheel, or downloadable app.

    • Head Unit: Using the Pioneer CD-IU51, CD-IU201V, or CD-IU201S iPod cable (all sold separately), you can search your iPod/iPhone's audio/video content by Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, Video Podcast, TV Show, Rental, Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, or Audiobook from the head unit's touchscreen. (your iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked). Once you have selected a category, you can search each category alphabetically (A-Z). In addition, the head unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit 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. You can also select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or specific folder.
    • iPod/App: The Pioneer CD-IU201V or CD-IU201S iPod cable (both sold separately) is required for App Control mode. App Control mode allows you to navigate stored audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your passenger seat. The App mode also lets you listen to your favorite music apps, such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Rhapsody, & Slacker from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Pioneer head unit and your vehicle's speakers. In addition, you can watch video on the Pioneer A/V receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+). Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the app. Available controls may include; Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next. The App Mode's video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and the hand-brake is fully engaged.

    iPod/iPhone Display: The multimedia head unit will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information, as well as metadata from Pandora and AppRadio apps; including Track number, Folder number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art. There is no music information displayed when this unit is set to 'basic App mode'. Instead, all music information will be displayed on your iPod/iPhone's LCD screen.

    iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit will not charge the Apple iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    Advanced App Mode: Using the Pioneer CD-IU201S iPhone/App cable (sold separately) to connect the AVH-X1500DVD to your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.2+) loaded with Pioneer's free AppRadio application from iTunes, you can enjoy full on-screen access and control of your calendar, maps, and more with an intuitive interface, formatted and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation. Pioneer has teamed up with app providers to offer compatibility with many of today's most popular in-vehicle apps, while also developing an expanding catalog of compatible apps for future use that can be easily & seamlessly added. The AppRadio app must be first launched from your iPhone 4/4S, and the compatible app selected from the iPhone 4/4S. You can then operate the app from the Pioneer head unit. Popular apps include (as of 12/6/2012):

    App Categories Application Description


    Aupeo! Personal Radio: AUPEO! Personal Radio offers free online music. With more than 120 Internet radio stations available, users can search for their favorite music by artists, songs, genres, or AUPEO!'s "Mood-Tuner". Users can also choose to "love" or "ban" songs directly from the AppRadio screen, enabling the app to adjust content to the user's personal taste.
    CarMediaPlayer: CarMediaPlayer allows you to swipe, drag, and directly touch the desired artist, song, or album in your music library directly from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen with Alphabet Search and Album View function. When you're searching through your library, Alphabet Search allows you to select the first letter in the desired song, album, or artist name from the Pioneer receiver making it quick an easy to get to the music you want. The iPhone version of the app even allows you to play and access your iTunes Match collection directly from the Pioneer's touchscreen.
    Livio Radio: The Livio Radio app ($4.99) lets you listen to more than 42,000 AM/FM and Internet-only radio streams from around the world. The Livio Radio app has been optimized for use in the vehicle with a range of features an controls right from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen.
    Rdio: Rdio (from for $4.99 per month) gives you access to over 8 million songs. You are able to search and find any song, album or artist, and start listening immediately. You can search music by new releases and chart toppers. You can also check out what other listeners have been listening to the most, or look at your own recent listening history. In addition, you can even create your own music collection or make your own playlists. Rdio will even recommend music for you, based on your previous music listening. The AppRadio will display Artist,/Album/Song information, as well as Album art.
    StreamS HiFi Radio: The StreamS HiFi Radio app ($4.99) provides access to more than 4,000 live Internet radio stations from across the globe delivered in AAC/HE-AACv1/HE-AACv2 at 32kbps for high fidelity listening.
    gMusic: Google Music allows you to keep up to 20,000 of your favorite songs in the cloud. Now you can listen to your entire music collection without having to use any space on your iOS device. gMusic offers full playlist editing, thumbs up playlist, metadata editing, and innovative navigation.
    Mixtrax: Pioneer's proprietary MIXTRAX app from iTunes analyzes the music in your iTunes library to create custom playlists for non-stop song mixes with added DJ effects.
    Navigation Apple Maps: You can view Apple maps on the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen as you would on your iPhone. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
    MotionX GPS Drive: The MotionX-GPS Drive App ($0.99) is available from iTunes for your iPhone 4/4S. There is a $2.99 per month subscription fee with an additional $19.99 per year for Voice Guidance feature. MotionX-GPS Drive is a complete GPS navigation solution, designed and optimized for the iPhone 4/4S, that can be displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio. MotionX-GPS Drive helps you find what you're looking for and provides turn-by-turn directions with optional Live Voice Navigation, using industry-leading maps (including US and Canada). All the functionality of an advanced dedicated turn-by-turn GPS unit is presented in this intuitive iPhone 4/4S application. MotionX-GPS Drive Offers full support for the iPhone 4/4S with multitasking, routing, and live voice guidance instructions continuing in the background; while you listen to streaming music from your car audio system or use other applications from the iPhone 4/4S. The 2D/3D navigation map will be displayed on the Pioneer AppRadio, but you will still control the MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation app from your iPhone 4/4S.
    NavFree GPS Live: NavFree GPS Live is a free navigation app that offers turn-by-turn directions, voice and on-screen instructions, offline map use, address search, live searches via Google and Microsoft Bing, and many other features. Navfree is a completely free navigation app with no additional monthly charges. It uses map data created by a community of thousands of users around the world. The map gets downloaded to the phone so data connection is not required for navigating.
    My GPS USA: My GPS USA is the next generation GPS satellite navigation from the makers of NavFree. Full featured with voice guided, turn-by-turn satellite navigation with no hidden costs. It offers a HD live map display with 2D and 3D modes. You can navigate by pinching, swiping and touching. Full voice guidance is available in 12 languages. Multiple Routing Modes include - Fastest, Shortest, Easy, Pedestrian, and Economical Routes. You can even navigate from your Contacts.
    INRIX Traffic: INRIX is a leading provider of highly accurate traffic services. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal navigation. The INRIX Traffic app ($24.95 per year) provides real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts for all major highways, interstates, arterials and city streets nationwide. Traffic information will be displayed on the Pioneer head unit, while control is still handled from the iPhone 4/4S.
    Extra Mile: Extra Mile ($1.99) is an all-in-one app for convenient voice navigation that gives audio feedback to improve your driving performance and conserve fuel.
    EC Touch: The EasyCar app is designed specifically for AppRadio and provides large icons, simple commands, and swipe gestures that enable you to access your iPhone's music, contacts, mapping, and more.
    Waze: Waze is a cool social GPS driving and navigation app that connects you to other drivers. When you download Waze, you not only get a free GPS traffic & navigation app, but also become part of the local driving community in your area, joining forces with other drivers nearby to outsmart traffic, save time and gas, and improve everyone's daily commute.
    Driver Assist DashCommand: Utilizing the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors of the iPhone 4/4S, the DashCommand app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving statistics. When connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data port (optional OBD-II interface sold separately from Palmer Performance Engineering), advanced data monitoring, logging and analysis are enabled. Users can create and display up to 27 virtual dashboards with many styles including digital gauges, analog gauges, indicator lights, and more, which can all be accessed on the Pioneer head unit's screen. Compatible with more than 13 OBD-II compliant interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool to read vehicle trouble codes.
    Best Parking: Best Parking is a parking search engine that steers drivers towards the cheapest and most convenient parking garages and lots in 55 cities and 80 airports.
    Parkopedia: Parkopedia ($1.99) has grown to cover over 25 million parking spaces in 28 countries around the world thanks to contributions from other drivers. Use this app to find parking using your current location or by entering an address. Get directions straight to the space and see parking space availability in real-time (where available). Find opening hours, up to date prices, payment methods and more. You can quickly narrow down parking choices using filters such as free, credit cards accepted, covered, etc.
    Utility CarBrowser: CarBrowser ($1.99) allows you to search and navigate the internet directly from the Pioneer head unit's touchscreen while the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
    Commute WX: CommuteWX ($0.99) provides real-time weather information (current/forecast/in-route). Weather conditions are featured in large, easy to read graphics in a streamlined user interface that's well suited for in-vehicle travel.
    Contacts: Access your iPhone's contacts. This function is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
    Calendar: Access your iPhone's calendar, so you can view important events and reminders. This functionality is bundles with the Pioneer AppRadio app.
    Photos: You can view photos stored on your iPhone. Access albums and camera rolls, and even view a slideshows. Functionality is bundled with the Pioneer AppRadio app.

    Note: As the library of AppRadio compatible applications grows, users will be automatically notified via Pioneer's AppRadio iPhone application, with a link to the respective app(s) page within the App Store. Visit the Pioneer AppRadio Site for the latest compatible apps.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model functions (as of 12/6/2012):

    iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/App Mode Pandora App AppRadio Mode Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    4 6.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 6.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5* 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    5th* 6.0.1 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N Y Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    7th* 1.01 PC Y N Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    2 6.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    3 6.0.1 Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    4* 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    mini* 6.0.1 Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y N
    • *You will need the Pioneer CD-IU51 iPod Cable (sold separately) and the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately) to connect the Apple device to the Pioneer head unit. These Apple device's do not support any type of video output.
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio

    Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID AM/FM tuner 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): 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.

    Pandora App: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD supports the Pandora App via the Pioneer CD-IU51, CD-IU201V, or CD-IU201S iPod cable (all sold separately). The free Pandora App lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD using your connected Apple iPhone, via the proprietary Pioneer iPod connector cable (sold separately) or the USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPhone. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS.3.0+) with the latest version of the Pandora Radio 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 AVH-X1500DVD will provide control over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song information; as well as Album art.

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
    • QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need to edit your QuickMix station selections on the iPhone before connection.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    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 & only available in the United States.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Multimedia Compatibility: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD features a front-loading disc slot, as well as a rear-panel USB (type-A) port with 59" USB extension cable.

    • Compatible Discs: The AVH-X1500DVD supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs.
    • USB Port: The unit features a rear-panel USB port and includes a 59" USB extension cable. You can connect a USB mass storage class device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or inserted USB device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW/-R DL) Flash Memory (SD/SDHC, USB)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types Audio

    MP3: 8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    WMA: 48-320kbps bit rate; 32-48kHz sampling rates
    16-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-44.1kHz sampling rates

    MP3: 8-320kbps bit rate; 8-48kHz sampling rates
    WMA: 48-320kbps bit rate; 32-48kHz sampling rates
    16-320kbps bit rate; 11.025-44.1kHz sampling rates
    WAV: 8- or16-bit rate; 16-44.1k sampling rates
    Video DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution; 8GB max file size
    720 x 1280 max resolution; 8GB max file size


    JPEG: max resolution of 4092 x 4092
    Maximum # of Folders/Files

    99 folders/999 files (700 folders/3,500 files for DVD)

    1,500 folders/15,000 files
    Tags ID3 tags (ver. 1.0,/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags
    Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    Playback Functions: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD 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), Folder (current folder) 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 AVH-X1500DVD 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 or USB memory device.
    • 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 or USB device.
    • Fast Forward/Reverse: You can fast forward/reverse through a current track, file, or title on a disc or USB device.

    Advanced Playback & Search Functions (for USB): Advance playback functions include; Music Browsing which lets you browse your USB memory device's music library by Artist, Album, Song, or Genre from the head unit in alphabetical order; and Link Play which allows you to play songs related to the currently playing song. Link Play lets the head unit 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.

    MIXTRAX: Drawing from Pioneer's rich DJ heritage and passion for music, MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to listeners in the car. MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. MIXTRAX takes your typical music listening experience and creates a non-stop mix of your music with 9 random DJ effects and transitions, by removing the breaks and pauses normally introduced between tracks and replacing them with various beats. MIXTRAX is compatible with USB-connected iPhone, iPod, USB MSC device, and select Android devices. There is also a Short Playback option which limits the amount of time each track plays; select from 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, or 3 minutes.

    Note: The MIXTRAX function does not work in App mode or with the Pandora App for iPod/iPhone/iPad.

    Parental Lock: This unit features an 8-level Parental Lock system protected by a user-selected 4-digit password to prevent certain DVD's from being played back on the AVH-X1500DVD.

    Off Insert/Eject: A disc can be inserted or ejected with the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will automatically power up and begin playback. When you eject a disc, the unit will automatically power off (unless you switch sources before ejecting the disc).

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

    Audio Section

    24-Bit/96kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from DVDs, CDs, and flash media, the Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD is equipped with a 24-bit/96kHz digital-to-analog converter.

    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 AVH-X1500DVD 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)

    EEQ (Easy EQ) w/ 8-Band Graphic 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. The Custom 1 and Custom 2 EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 8-band graphic equalizer (40Hz, 80Hz, 200Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 8kHz, and10kHz).

    Auto EQ (Optional): The auto-equalizer automatically measures your car's interior acoustic characteristics, and then creates an auto-equalizer curve base on that information. 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 rear-panel AUX 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.

    Sonic Center Control: Sound that is suited for the listening position can easily be created with this function. You can adjust sound more toward the listening position left (7) to right (7).

    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 (12dB).

    Advanced Sound Retriever: The Advanced Sound Retriever automatically enhances compressed audio and restores the original richness of the recording. When the Advanced 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 Advanced 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.

    2V/6CH Preamp Outputs: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD features three pair of 2.0-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 AVH-X1500DVD employs high pass and low pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers.

    • HPF: The head unit'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.
    • LPF: 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.

    Subwoofer Controls: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD 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.

    AV Connections

    Dual AV Inputs: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD has dual AV inputs to connect two external audio/video sources. The head unit has a rear-panel 3.5mm minijack AV input for connecting a portable audio/video device. There is also a rear-panel composite video/stereo RCA AV input for connecting a video component such as a mobile TV tuner or game console. The rear-panel 3.5mm minijack input also serves as the A/V input for your USB-connected iPod/iPhone (using the proprietary Pioneer cable).

    Video Output: The AVH-X1500DVD features a rear-panel composite video output that allows you to connect an external display to the unit. You can play back the same video source which is being played on the head unit. You can select the unit to output a 16:9, Letter-Box or Pan-Scan aspect ratio to match your external display's screen size.

    Rear View Camera: The AVH-X1500DVD is equipped with a composite video Rear View Camera input. The unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image (Rear View Camera input jack) when an optional rear camera (130NDBC5, sold separately) is installed. When the transmission is in reverse, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (the violet/white wire in the AVH-X1500DVD's harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.9 seconds. Pioneer recommends using a camera with a mirror image (reversed) output. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    Navigation Ready: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD allows you to connect the Pioneer AVIC-U250 add-on navigation unit (130AVIC250, sold separately) through its RGB Input. This versatile hideaway unit allows you to switch to navigation mode with the touch of a button. Get to your destination by inputting an address or search through the POI library while enjoying whatever source is currently playing.

    Note: If you are already using the head unit's RGB input to access AppRadio Mode from your iPhone, then you cannot connect this add-on navigation module (or vise-versa).

    Remote Control

    Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD includes an IR remote control (CXE5116) for wireless operation of the multimedia head unit and your connected devices.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    40 questions already asked

    No But the car will always do that as soon as you turn on stereo on that's automatic [ FRANCISCO A  May 03, 2014 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Greg  May 03, 2014 ]  Staff
    Hi Cameron - This unit comes with a USB extension that you can run to wherever you want in your car. I put mine in the glove box. All you have to do is plug your iPhone cord into the USB extension and it will play your music, show your album art, and you can browse, fast forward and control all your music with the head unit's buttons. No adapter should be needed, you just have to use your own cord. Hope this helps. [ LUCINDA  May 01, 2014 ]
    Yes you can and only your lightning cable is needed. [ CHRISTOPHER  May 01, 2014 ]
    I have the 5s and my lightning cable works perfectly with soundcloud, YouTube, and iTunes. [ LEE L  May 01, 2014 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Apr 21, 2014 ]  Staff
    Jake, I have only experience with the iPhone apps side of it. Sorry I couldn't help you with that. But the iPhone side works flawlessly. [ AARON M  Apr 21, 2014 ]
    It doesnt work with android phones [ NEYLIN A  Apr 19, 2014 ]
    Hi, i dont have any difficulties to use my andrid with my unit i enjoy it i love it. [ FELIPE  Apr 18, 2014 ]
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy  Apr 18, 2014 ]  Staff
    Unfortunately no. That is the one thing I dislike about this unit. Wish I would have paid a little more for the next model up with Bluetooth. I was under the impression that I could use the USB cable as well. Hope this was helpfull. [ ANDREW  Apr 08, 2014 ]
    no it does not. [ ADRIEN M  Apr 08, 2014 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff  Apr 09, 2014 ]  Staff
    Yes [ LAVONTE  Mar 30, 2014 ]
    Yes it does [ JOSEPH E  Mar 28, 2014 ]
    Yes it has separate controls for the bass and the subwoofer [ CHARLIE P  Mar 28, 2014 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Mar 28, 2014 ]  Staff
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy  Mar 17, 2014 ]  Staff
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Mar 11, 2014 ]  Staff
    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. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion. [ Krissy  Feb 19, 2014 ]  Staff
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Feb 19, 2014 ]  Staff
    This unit will play video from USB flash drives in the following formats: DivX: 720 x 576 max resolution; 8GB max file size MPEG-1/2/4: 720 x 1280 max resolution; 8GB max file size [ Jeff  Feb 17, 2014 ]  Staff
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Jeff  Feb 12, 2014 ]  Staff
    yes you can. mine is also hidden in the gove box [ BEN  Sep 18, 2015 ]
    Yes, and it works great. It's also set up to display and control Pandora if you have that on your ipod/iphone. [ JEFF  Feb 09, 2014 ]
    The ability to play DVDs is actually tied to the e-brake and not to the transmission. As long as the parking brake is engaged the video should be watchable. 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. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display "Attention! Viewing of front seat video source while driving is strictly prohibited", if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion. [ Jeff  Jan 28, 2014 ]  Staff
    No but pioneer has an app that will. [ JEFF  Feb 09, 2014 ]
    Possibly the iPhone's navigation app may work, but definitely NOT the android phones. I don't have an iPhone to test it, but it appears that a lot of the iPhone apps will display on the screen. [ LUCINDA  Jan 28, 2014 ]
    There are several on apple store that are app radio applications. Go to pioneer site and find DVD receiver and there will be an app link. Some that I recall are: Nav gps Motion X [ Guest  Jan 28, 2014 ]
    I have the android phone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and I cannot use gps through it. [ HAZEN W  Jan 28, 2014 ]
    Hello Carey -- Crutchfield forwarded your message to me because I just happened to purchase AVH-X1500DVD back in October. My ride is a 2014 Toyota Sienna. I installed it myself. Crutchfield has the exterior cosmetic kit and the wiring kit included free. I simply followed the instruction by hooking up the correct color-coded wires to the wiring harness. I am not a professional installer. But in my younger days I enjoyed tearing my rides into pieces and put them back on. I meant to say a little experience did make this job easier. It took me about 90 minutes to install the head unit. I also purchased the back-up camera, and so I spent another 2 hours installing the camera and routing the wires to the front to the head unit. Hope this helps you in your decision making, Carey...!!! Brian [ BRIAN  Jan 27, 2014 ]
    I found instruction to install should not have any problem. [ GARETH  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    If you have replaced a car steoreo before then it might be easy for you. Buy if it is your first time. I would recommend reading the instruction carefully and maybe call and talk to a crutchfield tech before you start. Make sure you have all the tools suggested in the instruction, it makes life a lot easier. I think it is doable if you want to avoid paying a professional to install it. [ KHOI  Jan 26, 2014 ]
    Yourself. Very easy using crutchfield help. [ MICHAEL J  Jan 25, 2014 ]
    I installed it myself. tech support was great when i needed to call for one minor issue. they talked me through it without a problem. good luck [ BYRON D  Jan 25, 2014 ]
    As long as you can read and aren't colorblind you can do it yourself. It takes less than an hour to install. [ MARCUS  Jan 25, 2014 ]
    For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Jan 17, 2014 ]  Staff
    definitely "YES" that is the beauty of this adapter. It is easily programmable for most cars and trucks. [ JOSE  Jan 19, 2014 ]
    To be honest I would consult tech support with that. I didn't buy any additional adapters for my steering wheel controls since the new player came with remote. I hope that helps you. [ matthew  Jan 14, 2014 ]
    There was no hook up on the back of the unit for exterior controls. [ SARA  Jan 13, 2014 ]
    I haven't has that problem with this exact radio but I have had a similar problem with previos radios. The problem ended up being because I had a subwoofer and amp hooked up to that radio too, and because of a bad ground it made that noise. Hopefully that helped, good luck! [ MIKE  Feb 09, 2014 ]
    Sounds like you have it grounded out somewhere. Check all your wire connections to make sure nothing is grounded that shouldn't be. Hope that hels! [ AARON  Jan 14, 2014 ]
    It sounds like noise from alternator. you need to find a better ground for head unit. I assume that you are using the one harness for power if not make sure it's routed away from other power lines that could cause bleed. [ WALLACE B  Jan 12, 2014 ]
    This is caused by one of 2 things. Your head unit is poorly grounded or one of the speaker wires are grounding out. Check the wire harness to make sure all the wires protected. Also make sure the head unit has a good ground as well and if necessary run a new one to an unpainted bare metal bracket and that should do it. [ DANIEL  Jan 12, 2014 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Krissy  Jan 12, 2014 ]  Staff
    AM reception is pretty good. Of coarse it depends on several factors as to whether you can receive some stations. Nor least of which is distance and how much radio activity is going on in your area. [ JOSE  Jan 19, 2014 ]
    FM stations sound great! Don't have any an stations that I listen to... they sound like they would on any other radio in my opinion... [ ADRIEN M  Jan 11, 2014 ]
    reception has never been an issue with unit. I received a San Antonio station into Corpus Christi. [ ARTHUR M  Jan 11, 2014 ]
    Am is pretty good [ JOE  Jan 11, 2014 ]
    No you need the head unit to have bluetooth [ MIKE  Jan 14, 2014 ]
    You can with a bluetooth adapter, Crutchfield sells them, you'll need a mic too. [ DANIEL  Jan 12, 2014 ]
    No. Not that I know of. Sry [ ANDREW  Jan 11, 2014 ]
    No the 1500 can't but the 2600 can . Pioneer is a good product . I just switched my wife from the 1500 to the 2600. [ DONOVAN  Jan 10, 2014 ]
    It uses a basic usb port coming out of the back of the radio. I don't have an I phone but I am pretty sure it will work. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. [ Charles  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    This works perfectly for my iphone 5 even though the manual says it doesnt support the firmware. The head unit should come with an adapter you plug into the back then run it out to where youll easily be able to acces it. Then it should be as simple as plugging in your charger. Hope this helped [ Tristan  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    Lighting adapter from Apple or you can look for cheaper, but the adapter allows everything to work properly. The music and aux already work you just can you the app stuff because it gives you a black screen, and with the adapter it will allow you to do everything.. [ MARYALIN F  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    I use my iPhone 5 with my power cord plugged into the USB port [ JULIE A  Jan 04, 2014 ]
    It should, I use it with an iPhone 5. You just use the USB cable. [ STACEY  Jan 04, 2014 ]
    No adaptor needed... Use your apple cable and hook it up to the USB [ PLASTECH CLEAR  Jan 04, 2014 ]
    Awesome question, but I'm way behind you...I just learned how to work the remote. [ JOHNNY  Jan 04, 2014 ]
    I haven't played too much with the backgrounds, but I do remember reading somewhere in the manual that you're only able to upload one at a time. You might want to check that out [ Kristie  Jan 02, 2014 ]
    My son has a galaxy 3 that he uses with his. [ Rose  Jan 02, 2014 ]
    I believe you can. What you will need to purchase is an adapter for the new iPod/iPhone plug. It works for my 7gen ipod. [ michael  Jan 02, 2014 ]
    Yes, you can use your iPhone5 using the provided USB cable and your iPhone cable. Keep in mind, this unit is not Bluetooth ready, but will work with your phone as long as you have the cord. [ Charles  Jan 02, 2014 ]
    I bought it for my son's 16th birthday, which is on Jan 26th. So we have not yet installed it. My son in law is installing it. He said it would not be hard to install yourself. There would be no need to have a professional install it. [ TERESA  Jan 05, 2014 ]
    Hello, sorry for the delay, Its pretty straight forward and colored coded wires makes it a better install good luck [ Moises  Jan 02, 2014 ]
    If you get the installation kit with it very easy to install. [ wade  Jan 01, 2014 ]
    If you have basic car knowledge and basic wiring knowledge then you'll be okay. Took me about 20 minutes to install the harness. Its a quick and easy process, just follow the crutchfield directions that comes with your order and youll be all set. By the way the radio is well worth the cost. [ Shane  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    I've never installed a stereo before and my installation could not have been easier. The instructions are easy to follow and all of the adapters for my truck fit perfectly. I do recommend soldering all connections and using heat shrink tubing. My stereo worked perfectly the first time I turned it on. [ Mark  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    It's not terribly difficult. If you have a fair bit of know how and an aptitude for following instructions to the T, you should be fine. [ Steven  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    Very simple to install, same process as installing a regular CD player. Installation kits provided through crutchfield for your vehicle make it very easy. [ Adam  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    It does have surroundsound. And it is a good investment. I have the bose system in my truck and everythink is so much better and clearer. I suggest you get but it does not have bluetooth. [ Edward  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    dts 5.1 surround sound [ CHASE  Dec 30, 2013 ]
    Only in that it can get too much of your attention, like looking for a song through the ipod files while you should be looking at the road. volume and track up/down are physical buttons on the side. [ JEFF  Jan 13, 2014 ]
    Unlike most new electronics this unit is actually pretty easy to operate even while driving. [ JOSEPH  Jan 02, 2014 ]
    This unit includes a remote. My last radio had a remote as well, and I used it almost exclusively because it was much easier than using the buttons on the unit's face. I would recommend getting familiar with the layout of the buttons on the remote and use it while driving. It may take a while to learn the layout without looking, but once you get used to using the remote it is much better because you don't have to take your eyes off the road. [ STANLEY  Dec 31, 2013 ]
    This is the first touch screen I have owned also and it did take a little bit getting used to but it is very user friendly. You just have to remember driving comes first not music, but the volume and next track are both buttons which i find i use more than the touch screen also it has a remote that i find handy while driving. Good luck and enjoy [ SCOTT  Dec 30, 2013 ]
    No it's a pretty easy transition. The unit also comes with a remote and that helps tremendously to control the radio while driving. Hopefully this helps! [ CHAD M  Dec 29, 2013 ]
    Art, I purchased this unit several weeks ago and have had no trouble adjusting. As with any new system, I recommend taking some time once it is installed to play with the system and understand where the different features are. I have been able to understand the unit with minimal reference to the users guide. Hope that helps. Matt F. [ Matthew  Dec 29, 2013 ]
    I think the the controls of the AVH- X1500 are straight forward and can be safely used while driving. Most after-market radio I have owned seem have very small buttons that are difficult to see and press while driving. The touch screen icons are large enough to see and touch with minimum distraction while driving. The physical buttons on the top left side of the screen are volume up, volume down and mute. The large half round button on the center left is a menu button and takes you to the screen choices such as CD, DVD, USB, AUX IN that are available by touching the screen. The lower 2 buttons advance CD or USB music tracks. The touch screen works very well with just a light touch. There is a remote control included if that is a preference. Add a backup camera to this unit and you will fully appreciate this unit every time you back out of your driveway. [ Michael  Dec 29, 2013 ]
    Not at all, everything is really simple software wise, you can switch from input with a couple touches, etc. Keep it mind, tho, that having the screen on is highly illegal when driving, but if you consider yourself a good driver and won't be doing something like changing the language settings while driving, you should be fine if you need to access it for a couple of seconds (make sure there art any cops around when you do so, tho (I didn't say that lol) Enjoy! Jean-Pierre [ JEAN-PIERRE  Dec 29, 2013 ]
    No absolutely not very easy [ H Ryan  Dec 29, 2013 ]
    No, it does have a removable faceplate [ RODRIGO  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    No removable face plate. [ Guest  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    No it does not have a removable faceplate [ CHARLIE P  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    No [ LEE L  Dec 28, 2013 ]
    What kind of adapter i need for iphone 5? [ Jose  Jan 01, 2014 ]
    I don't really know I use a Samsung3 works well hope this helps. [ GARETH  Dec 19, 2013 ]
    Yes it is [ MARCUS  Dec 18, 2013 ]
    Yes the 5S an 5C as we'll. [ JONATHAN  Dec 18, 2013 ]
    I do not have an iphone 5 . However there is a usb cord provide with the unit that you should be able to utilize to plug in the iphone or other storage device. My only issue is that the cord attaches to the back of the unit and it must be routed somewhere through the dash. [ RONALD  Dec 18, 2013 ]
    Sounds to me like your car might have a factory amp built in that you didn't know about. If that's the case then Crutchfield sells adapters to bypass the factory amp and that should solve your problem. [ TOM  Dec 10, 2013 ]
    I would say check all wires and make sure the connections are secure, especially the speaker wires. [ JEFF A  Dec 10, 2013 ]
    Well I have mine hooked up with an amplifier and works great, are you going from a stock headunit to this or just an upgrade from another aftermarket? The is also a setting called "line level in" this can be used to adjust the level of your input cd,usb, aux, ect.. Last thing if its in imported car may need a interface to make functions preform properly? I hope something I said helps let me know im interested in knowing the cause Justin H- [ MARK  Dec 09, 2013 ]
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Dec 09, 2013 ]  Staff
    Thanks for your response. Do you use your ipod with this unit and how we'll does it work? [ Louis  Dec 09, 2013 ]
    No, installed in a 2000 Honda Odyssey, fits perfect! It was smaller than my factory double din, but with the dash kit Crutchfield provides, there was a trim ring that fits around head unit and filled area to make it look like factory installation. Hope this helps [ ADRIEN M  Dec 09, 2013 ]
    This is safety feature of the unit. To watch movies from the DVD screen on the receiver your vehicle will need to be in park, and you may need to also have your parking brake engaged. [ Jeff  Dec 06, 2013 ]  Staff
    The unit features a rear-panel USB port and includes a 59" USB extension cable. You can connect a USB mass storage class device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. [ Jeff  Dec 03, 2013 ]  Staff
    The major differences are that the 3500 includes Bluetooth connectivity and is SiriusXM ready. [ Jeff  Nov 29, 2013 ]  Staff
    Its good but not to loud sound quality its ok sometimes distort [ JUAN CARLOS MAR  Nov 27, 2013 ]
    Sound quality was excellent, had no problems with distortion. Definitely got loud enough!!! Very happy with it! [ NICHOLAS  Nov 27, 2013 ]
    Sound is very clear and crispy! Even if you get it cranked all the way up it doesn't really distort [ JEFFERY S  Nov 26, 2013 ]
    Jared, Yes it is loud and it is a great DVD player for the price and I haven't had any distorting issues [ LANCE R  Nov 25, 2013 ]