|[January 08, 2013]
Three Top Line Pioneer Multimedia DVD Receivers Expand Connectivity and Entertainment Features
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today completed its line of 2013
in-dash multimedia DVD receivers with the introduction of three new
models designed to meet today's consumer needs for enhanced integration
of entertainment and smartphone connectivity in the car. The new line of
multimedia DVD receivers, consisting of the AVH-X6500DVD, AVH-X7500BT
and AVH-X8500BHS, features enhanced connectivity with iPhone (News - Alert)® 5 (except
AVH-X6500DVD1), Pioneer's exclusive MIXTRAX™
virtual DJ technology and AppRadio
Mode, smartphone and USB connectivity, Pandora (News - Alert)® internet
radio, high resolution touchscreen display and more. Select models also
integrate direct control of the SiriusXM® SXV200 Connect
Vehicle Tuner (sold separately), Bluetooth® wireless
technology and built-in HD Radio™ Technology.
Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS Multimedia DVD Receiver (Photo: Business Wire)
"Pioneer's in-dash DVD receivers offer the ultimate audio video in-car
experience by incorporating a wide mix of connectivity and entertainment
features" said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car
Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. "We continue to
diversify entertainment options by integrating popular music services
such as satellite radio from SiriusXM and streaming services like
Pandora and enhanced connectivity to allow access and control of
compatible apps and videos on Apple devices including iPhone 4, 4S, and
now iPhone 5."
ENHANCED IPHONE 5 CONNECTIVITY (AVH-X8500BHS and AVH-X7500BT)
The AVH-X8500BHS and AVH-X7500BT feature enhanced
connectivity with iPhone 5 via Pioneer's proprietary connectivity
kits. When used with a compatible connectivity kit (CD-IH202 for
AVH-X8500BHS or CD-IV202AV for AVH-X7500BT, sold separately), an
appropriate Apple Lightning adapter accessory, and a firmware update
(available this spring), users can access and control select iPhone 5
apps via the in-dash touchscreen display; play and control music and
videos stored on the iPhone 5; and play and control the Pandora®
internet radio app running on their iPhone 5 via the revolutionary
AppRadio™ and AppRadio Mode interface.
APPRADIO MODE (All Models)
Developed from Pioneer's revolutionary AppRadio, the AppRadio Mode
feature (previously known as Advanced AppMode) is available in the three
multimedia DVD models and expands their functionality into more than
just the traditional in-dash receiver.
Using Pioneer's free of charge AppRadio App and the large touchscreen
displays on the multimedia DVD receivers, users are able to view and
control compatible third-party apps* installed on their compatible
iPhone** devices. New to the 2013 models, AppRadio Mode on the
AVH-X8500BHS now supports smartphones on the Android platform (via
optional CD-AH200 accessory cable kit required, sold separately).***
There are more than two dozen smartphone-based apps optimized for
in-vehicle use currently available and Pioneer continues to grow the
library of apps (for a complete list visit www.pioneerelectronics.com/appradiomode).
MIXTRAX MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (All Models)
Pioneer's revolutionary MXTRAX virtual DJ technology is incorporated
into each model, transforming a listener's music library into a nonstop
playlist that delivers a unique DJ-infused listening experience. The
MIXTRAX virtual DJ inserts transitions and effects to music played from
a compatible iPhone, iPod or USB storage device. For advanced
customization, users have the ability to pick the types of effects and
transitions added between songs, as well as the length a song plays
before transitioning to the next song. For an additional club-like
effect, the background display of the multimedia DVD receivers can be
set to pulsate and change color with the tempo and intensity of the
The flagship AVH-X8500BHS model is SiriusXM-Ready and capable of
receiving SiriusXM's commercial-free music, premier sports and live
events, comedy, news, exclusive talk and entertainment, and SiriusXM
Latino, the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming
in radio. SiriusXM programming is received through the SXV200 SiriusXM
Connect Vehicle Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required).
The SXV200 SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner offers a simple,
cost-effective solution for adding satellite radio to your vehicle, and
Pioneer's multimedia DVD receivers are among the first aftermarket
in-vehicle products to include the new Tune Scan™ and Tune Start™
features (other Pioneer SCD/AVH models that are already available offer
this feature). The Tune Scan feature scans through songs from the
user's favorite music presets. When a user enables the Tune Start feature
and tunes to a favorite preset music channel, the current song will
automatically start playing from the beginning.
BLUETOOTH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY (AVH-X7500BT and AVH-X8500BHS)
Bluetooth2 connectivity is built in to the AVH-X7500BT and
AVH-X8500BHS, providing a wireless communication and data connection to
Bluetooth enabled devices. The Bluetooth profiles include the Hands-Free
Profile (HFP) for wireless calling and receiving; the Advanced Audio
Distribution Profile (A2DP) for wireless audio streaming; the Audio
Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) version 1.3 for wireless control of
devices and related metadata (if available) to be viewed directly on the
Pioneer touchscreen display; and the Serial Port Profile (SPP) for
streaming and control of Pandora internet radio from Android™
smartphones. To simplify the Bluetooth pairing process, all
Bluetooth-equipped models support Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), which
allows the user to pair compatible devices without the need to input PIN
HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY (AVH-X8500BHS)
Supporting the demand for high quality audio broadcasts, the
AVH-X8500BHS features an integrated HD Radio tuner, providing clear
digital reception of HD Radio HD1, HD2 and HD3 broadcasts from
participating radio stations across the country. Listeners also have
access to the HD Radio Artist Experience™ feature that displays album
art or station logos (when available) on the screen, as well as artist
and song title information.
All three multimedia DVD receivers feature large, high quality motorized
7-in WVGA touchscreen displays and detachable face for added security.
The AVH-X6500DVD and AVH-X7500BT are designed for single-DIN
installations, while the AVH-X8500BHS offers a double-DIN chassis for
larger dash opening applications. For 2013, all Pioneer multimedia DVD
receivers feature a new graphical user interface (GUI) as well as new
features including a source selection shortcut button to display
available sources in large easy-to-read fonts, making it quick and
convenient for users to access and change to a different source without
leaving the current source screen. The new receiver models also include
a new finger EQ setting feature enabling users to change sound settings
quickly by simply drawing (with the swipe of a finger) the desired EQ
curve on the display.
The receivers are integrated with USB support for playback of
audio/video media stored on a flash drive, hard drive, media player or
smartphone. The flagship AVH-X8500BHS integrates dual rear USB ports3
and the AVH-X6500DVD and AVH-X7500BT models offer a rear single USB
port. The USB connections also provide one amp of DC current for faster
charging of battery-powered USB devices.
Each model offers three sets of preamp outputs, DVD/CD playback, DivX®/MP3/WMA/AAC
playback, aux input (rear), MOSFET 50W X 4 high power, high volt (4V)
RCA outputs for a better sound quality connection to external
amplifiers, and Pioneer's innovative Advanced Sound Retriever®
technology for increased sound quality playback of compressed music.
Pioneer's multimedia DVD receivers will be available in March with
suggested retail prices of $450 (AVH-X6500DVD), $500 (AVH-X7500BT) and
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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.,
and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com.
Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation (News - Alert), is a preeminent manufacturer of
high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car
and business markets and is celebrating 75 years of innovation in the
consumer electronics industry.
* Read the operation manual as well as all instructions and cautions
provided with compatible smartphone apps before use. Become familiar
with any applicable state and local laws. Pay attention to the road,
limit glances to the device, and do not use any feature if it cannot be
operated safely in your location and environment. Distracted driving may
result in serious injury, including death.
** iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S are compatible using the Pioneer CD-IU201S
***Visit pioneerelectronics.com/appradio for a complete list of
compatible Android phones. Pioneer CD-AH200 accessory cable must be used
with compatible Android phone to access AppRadio Mode feature.
1iPhone 5 compatible for music and Pandora using the Pioneer
2Bluetooth functionality requires a compatible
Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Certain Bluetooth features may not be
supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the
functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices or by
certain wireless carriers.
3Not every USB device is compatible with a Pioneer head unit
containing a USB port. Pioneer head units containing USB ports are
compatible with USB MSC (Mass Storage Class) devices only, and are not
compatible with DRM (Digital Rights Management) content or MTP (Media
Transfer Protocol) connection devices. For size and other limitations,
please see Owner's Manual. Unauthorized copying of music or other files
is strictly prohibited. Optional USB extension cable is available for
use with front USB ports.
PIONEER, MIXTRAX, APPRADIO and ADVANCED SOUND RETRIEVER are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
is a trademark of Google (News - Alert).
BLUETOOTH is a registered
trademark of Bluetooth SIG.
iPhone and iPod aretrademarks of
Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
is a registered trademark of Pandora Media, Inc.
and Artist Experience are property trademarks of iBiquity Digital
Sirius, XM, SiriusXM and all related marks and
logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.
is a registered trademark of Rovi Corporation.
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