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Pioneer’s 2013 In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receivers Offer More Smartphone Capabilities

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. has introduced five new in-dash multimedia DVD receivers that meet consumers’ desire for more smartphone connectivity and integration.

Pioneer's 2013 In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receivers

Pioneer’s 2013 In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receivers Continue to Define Connectivity and Integration

The new line of multimedia DVD receivers, consisting of the AVH-X1500DVD, AVH-X2500BT, AVH-X3500BHS, AVH-X4500BT and AVH-X5500BHS, features Pioneer’s exclusive Advanced App Mode, smartphone connectivity and MIXTRAX™ virtual DJ technology plus high resolution touchscreen displays, DVD/CD media playback, USB connectivity, Pandora® internet radio connectivity and more.

Several models also integrate direct control of the SiriusXM® Vehicle Connect Tuner, Bluetooth® wireless connectivity and built-in HD Radio® Technology.

“Consumers want many of the same capabilities they get from their smartphones and other consumer electronics devices integrated safely and intuitively into their car entertainment systems,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The user interface and diverse media capabilities of these new Pioneer multimedia DVD receivers define in-vehicle connectivity and integration.”

ADVANCED APP MODE (All Models)
A feature derived from Pioneer’s innovative AppRadio, Advanced App Mode for iOS is now available in all 2013 multimedia DVD receivers (compatible iPhone®* and appropriate Pioneer accessory cable required, sold separately).

MIXTRAX MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (All Models)
Pioneer’s revolutionary MIXTRAX virtual DJ technology is incorporated into each model, transforming a music library into a nonstop playlist that delivers a unique DJ-infused listening experience.

SIRIUS XM RADIO CONNECTIVITY (AVH-X3500BHS and AVH-X5500BHS)
Both the AVH-X3500BHS and AVH-X5500BHS feature direct SiriusXM compatibility with the SXV200 SiriusXM Vehicle Connect Tuner (sold separately, SiriusXM subscription required).

BLUETOOTH WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY
From the AVH-X2500BT and up, Bluetooth1 connectivity is built in to provide a wireless communication and data connection to Bluetooth enabled devices.

HD RADIO TECHNOLOGY (AVH-X3500BHS and AVH-X5500BHS)
Embracing a growing trend for high quality audio broadcasts, the AVH-X3500BHS and AVH-X5500BHS feature integrated HD Radio tuners, providing clear digital reception of HD Radio HD1, HD2 and HD3 broadcasts from participating radio stations around the country.

INTEGRATED FEATURES
Pioneer’s multimedia DVD receiver lineup offers a fresh modern cosmetic design that can update any dashboard with large, high quality 6.1 or 7-inch WVGA touchscreen displays. A new graphical user interface (GUI) in conjunction with Pioneer’s intuitive Touch Slide Control provides easy and intuitive control of various sources and features. Pioneer’s new finger EQ setting feature makes it effortless for users to quickly change sound settings by simply drawing (swipe of a finger) a desired EQ curve on the display.

A USB port2 is integrated on the back of each model for playback of audio/video media stored on a flash drive, hard drive, media player and/or smartphone. In addition, the USB connections offer up to one amp of DC current for faster charging of battery powered USB devices.

Each model offers three preamp outputs, DVD/CD playback, DivX®/MP3/WMA/AAC playback, aux input (rear), MOSFET 50W X 4 high power and Advanced Sound Retriever. The AVH-X4500BT and AVH-X5500BHS both feature high volt (4V) RCA outputs for a better sound quality connection to external amplifiers.

Pioneer’s new multimedia receivers will be available in November 2012.

For more information, read the complete media release here.

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