The Road to the Ultimate In-Car Experience Leads to Two New In-Dash Multi-Media Systems From Pioneer
Consumers in search of great entertainment and connectivity on the road will find the AVH-P4000DVD and AVH-P5000DVD from Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. the ideal in-car solution. A welcome sight for any dashboard, the two new systems offer choices in 6.1- or 7-inch video screens plus unprecedented audio and video qualities and versatile connectivity to iPod® players, portable audio devices and Bluetooth® cell phones.
“Today’s consumers are spending more time on the road and they are looking for a well-rounded in-car system that can keep them highly entertained as well as connected,” said Larry Rougas, vice president of marketing and product planning for the mobile business group of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The new line of audio video products will give consumers extended entertainment and connectivity capabilities at a great value.”
For improved design and vehicle integration, consumers installing either units have a variety of colors to choose from for button illumination and graphic user interface (GUI). Users of the AVH-P4000DVD can customize its illumination by selecting from 112 color variations for its display and panel illumination while users of the AVH-P5000DVD have a choice of five (blue, red, amber, green, violet) display colors and blue/red panel illumination.
The AVH-P4000DVD and AVH-P5000DVD provide extensive connectivity to portable music players, USB compatible devices and satellite radio. Both units also offer a rear audio/video auxiliary input as well as a front mini jack auxiliary audio/video input for quick connectivity of any portable audio device with mini jack outputs.
The built-in iPod Direct control feature in both models, utilizing an optional iPod cable (CD-I200), enables high-speed access and playback of music from an iPod player. The touchscreen LCD display enables control of the popular device through easy to use on-screen menus and controls. Information regarding currently playing music and video is also displayed. The search bar (similar to the scroll wheel on an iPod) appears on both of the models’ displays, allowing users to view and quickly search through the playlist, genre, album and artist folders. With iPod videos and podcasts, control is simplified with touchscreen buttons directly overlaid onto the LCD, even during video playback.*
Consumers with Bluetooth cellular phones can take advantage of the Bluetooth hands free capability in the AVH-P4000DVD and AVH-P5000DVD. With an optional Bluetooth adapter, compatible cell phones can be synced to the system, allowing consumers to utilize their phone’s audio capabilities through the car’s internal speakers. Phone numbers can also be stored and dialed through the system’s touch display panel or accessed directly from a compatible cell phone. The system also features caller identification when phone numbers are stored in its internal phone book.**
Both systems feature a high quality widescreen touch panel LCD display for play back of DVD video discs, DivX® video content, iPod video, and other sources through the A/V inputs. The Double DIN AVH-P4000DVD utilizes a 6.1-inch screen, while the single DIN AVH-P5000DVD uses a larger motorized 7-inch screen that retracts into its chassis when not in use. The large, easy to read screens are especially helpful in communicating information at glance. For added safety and convenience, both units are capable of displaying images from a separately-purchased back-up camera system.
Both the AVH-P4000DVD and AVH-P5000DVD can play different formats of audio discs including CD-R/CD-RW and DVD-R/DVD-RW recorded with MP3, WMA and AAC compressed audio files. For dynamic and rich sound quality, the units feature Pioneer’s powerful MOSFET50 internal amplifier and Hi-Volt preamp outputs (4V) for use with external power amplifiers. While the built-in three band parametric EQ provides fine tuning adjustments to the music curve, the two-way crossover network sends the proper frequencies to the vehicle’s speakers.
Pricing and Availability
The AVH-4000DVD and AVH-P5000DVD will be available in March with a suggested price of $500 and $650 respectively.
Pioneer’s Mobile Business Group is known for offering the kind of in-car products that make driving more enjoyable by offering high quality audio and video, advanced connectivity and ease-of-use. Its focus is on the development of new digital technologies including audio, video, navigation and satellite radio, while maintaining its strong heritage in products for car audio enthusiasts and sound competitors. The company markets its products under the Pioneer and Premier brand names. When purchased from an authorized dealer, consumers receive a limited warranty for one year with Pioneer products and two years for Premier products.
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, is a leader in optical disc technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets. The company focuses on four core business domains including Blu-ray Disc and DVD, display technologies, navigation and Digital Network Entertainment.™
*Compatible with most iPods 3rd generation or later. See more details about compatibility on the pioneerelectronics.com website.
**Bluetooth functionality requires a Bluetooth-enabled Pioneer system and a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Some Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones may not be fully compatible with (and have full functionality with) a Bluetooth-enabled Pioneer system. See more details about compatibility on the pioneerelectronics.com website.
PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
DIVX is a registered trademark of DivX, Inc.
BLUETOOTH is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
IPOD is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
XM is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc.
SIRIUS is a registered trademark of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.