Pioneer - Apple® iPod®-/Satellite Radio-Ready DVD/Navigation Deck
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- Color DisplayYes
- Advanced Sound FeatureEasy EQ
- Built-In HD RadioNo
- Bluetooth Built-inYes
- Rear Camera ConnectivityYes
Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 42 reviews(42 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great App Power. Nice GPS. Great Bluetooth. Not toPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
PLEASE NOTE: I did not buy it at best buy because they only had the X930BT when I was ready. So this is a re-post/addendum of my review from Amazon. I just got this (in my opinion) great in dash nav dvd AVIC X940BT this weekend. I have spent two days fooling around with it and I must say I am happy with my purchase. I still have some more tinkering to do to completely work out a full understanding of the unit so I may not touch on some aspects in this review. I will start with the GPS. GPS: I had a tom tom mounted on my windshield that would slip and fall whenever it got cold. It also needed to get charged after about 2-3 hrs unplugged and working. Plus, the mount is always a thief attraction so I started looking into in dash units (which are also thief attractions (lol)). The AVIC X940BT maps are made by NAVTEQ. This is a reputable mapping company (I believe they map for Garmin and nextar). Not only are the maps updated when installed but the voice commands are super. It tells you what lanes to get on and when exactly to turn. Turns are emphasized with an extra beep/bell at the instance you should turn. Written above the map is the street you are turning into and written below is the street or road you are presently driving on. It does not mention the street name in voice turn by turn (but ask yourself how often you understand SAMANTHA on the Tom Tom device when she mentions street or bridge names?). It does mention Interstate names and Exit names when on the interstate or highway. If you look on the top right hand corner of the GPS during trips you will see the present time and estimated time of arrival. Clicking on this once changes to "miles from destination" another click changes it to "time to destination". It has a route planning option as well as a route learning option so it can learn your preferred routes. I am yet to fully test the route learning option. It provides multiple routes when possible for your entered destination. You can avoid toll roads, use local roads, use highways etc. What I find really impressive is that it corrects itself quickly if you take a wrong turn and it does not take a long time to plan a route when starting off at first. I think this has to do with where the signal is mounted. Mine is mounted on the passenger side of my dash (neatly in the corner near the windshield). It also provides for different viewing options of the map while driving- 2D, 3D, street view and an Eco friendly view. I have not tried out the street (street view is greyed out right now, I will work on the settings to see why) or ECO views yet. I much prefer the 3D view (it is a top down view with your arrow pointing forward). Also, AVIC feeds is a nice app to have with the GPS. You could plot your trip on AVIC feeds before you get into your car and then access the address to go to via the contacts list on your navi. So far, I love the GPS! 4.5 stars Phone: The guys that did the installation did a super job (even though it was a bit pricey). I have a blue tooth mic in a decent spot above my driver side air bags. I also have an iphone 4S and this NAVI really caters to the iphone and android phones. Pairing the device was not easy (especially because I did not read the manual, teeheehee). Click on settings (bottom right corner of the home screen). Go to bluetooth settings. Note that the code for registration is 1111. Click on register new device. Go to your phone and find the Pioneer Navi. Start pairing ( I advice to start from the Navi). After a couple of tries I was able to put in the passcode. For some reason it kept timing out before I could put in the passcode. Once this is set you are practically in bluetooth heaven. I did not need to download my contacts (there is an option for this) because it automatically synced and I could search for peoples names and numbers from the NAVI. Placing a call is easy because you click on a persons name and then whichever of their numbers you wish to call. A menu pulls up during calls and you could still go to other screens and do other things during calls. The menu minimizes nicely when you go to other screens. I have not tried multi-party calls. I did skype (video showed up on my iphone but voice was through the stereo). I give the phone a 4/5. Bluetooth pairing was a bit of a hassle but skyping and general sound quality is a big plus). Audio: Drum roll! Prepare to be annoyed and then wowed! Mostly wowed! Make sure you purchase the pioneer CD-IU51V. It is expensive (an absolute rip off price wise really) but it is essential to your enjoyment of this system. Without it, your experience is limited (unless you can rig a regular USB to connect to the AV-1 of the radio head). Firstly, you can stream your music sans cables straight from your ipod/iphone/android via bluetooth. This is good for passengers. They can remotely control what you are listening to because while streaming the ipod is accessible (however, i find that the volume/sound quality is a little lower compared to the wired volume/sound quality. Maybe I need to play with the options some more). You can change tracks on the NAVI in bluetooth mode but you cannot access playlists, albums, artists etc. Important: Go to settings- AV settings- set AV-1 for ipod. set Apps for wired! ( in my experience, if you set apps for bluetooth prepare to bang your head on a wall and wonder why Pandora and AHA do not connect). Download AppRadio from the App store. Along with it download AVIC Feeds, CarMediaPlay, Aha Radio, Pandora and TuneIn Radio (if you do not have them). These are my favourite apps on the device plus they demonstrate in their own ways the limits and potential of the X940BT. When you connect your iphone to the device via the CD-IU51V you can now access many apps on your phone/ipod via the X940BT. First open AppRadio on your phone. It shows up on your screen of the NAVI. Play around. You can see your photos, and see other apps that AppRadio directly supports. Now go to your phone and go to youtube or netflix. You could watch movies or clips because of AppRadio. Go to Pandora or AHA on the NAVI. If you selected wired connection then you should be able to seamlessly access these two apps from the NAVI. Do not try accessing AVIC Feeds from the Navi. It is always "greyed out" unless you have a micro SD with information on it. Access AVIC Feeds with your iphone/ipod. With the wired connection you could go to IPOD on the NAVI and access playlists, albums, artists etc. This device entered into the "wow" category as soon as I discovered how many apps I could play with on my NAVI (PS: watch that bandwidth). Oh, there are many audio settings to play with to get lovely sound out of it. I have stock speakers and I felt like I was in an amped up vehicle with some settings. I give the AUDIO a 4/5 (minus one for the cable rip off). All in all this is a great system. My first in-dash NAVI and one I am very happy with. Hope this helps.
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Good System|Posted .No, I would not recommend this to a friend
I have had this system in my car for 3 weeks now. I like the look of the system with the Metra harness that goes with it. Best Buy installed this system and kudos to the guys who installed it. Awesome knowledge of the system and they did a perfect install. The controls of the system take some time to get used to but overall a good interface. A lot of features for the system make it fun to use. The Backup camera was installed on this system to with the ND-BC6 camera, Good in the day but it seems to have blurring at night and hard to see. Day visual is really good. Only issue is the support of the system, not sure if Pioneer is going to add support for the iphone5 with this. You can use the Bluetooth part of the radio and it works great and play music from your phone. Just no app connection at all. Also was concerned why Best Buy was not included in the Rebate, bought this system thinking it was but when you go to the website, then they let you know. But overall a good system, just that the app portion of it is unusable if you own an iphone 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
You get what you pay for!!!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
This product really stands out above the rest, I must admit. I too, was very reluctant to toss out $1000.00 on it as well, but once it was in and I began to play with it....I think it really is worth it. Some of the best features are, you can just hook your ipod up to it (when you purchase the cable during install) and control your ipod completely from the head unit, select playlist, search songs, artists and albums all from the screen, you can also play any videos you may have on your ipod on this unit as well, so if you are an IPOD person, I would seriously recommend purchasing that special cord, its only like 20-30 bucks anyway. The bluetooth feature is amazing. They installed my microphone in the roof right above my rear view mirror and the quality is excellent, its clear as if you were on the actual phone even with the windows down. It also gives you the option to allow it to load your contacts, this way you can put the phone away and scroll through your contacts and make phone calls via the head unit. All in all, you will be pleased with this unit, trust me.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great unit for everyday use and bussinessPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
This product is great. It does everything I wanted it to do. The bluetooth streaming quality is great (sounds like if there were a CD playing) the HD radio sounds great. The ipod sound quality is great as well. I have stock speakers in my car as well and I feel like it enhanced the sound. The GPS is VERY accurate. I actually didn't connect the cable that detects speed, but sense the antenna detects motion the GPS still is completely accurate. When your using the GPS it accurately shows the amount of lanes and with an arrow where to exit or what lane to be in. The microphone that comes with the deck works excellent. Picks up sound easily so you don't have to lean in or speak loudly when making a phone call from your car. The only thing I did not like is that you can not have a movie playing/videos playing while driving. I understand it is dangerous but I would like to play movies for when my niece is in the back to keep her entertained. The price is also little steep, but for everything it is capable of definitely worth a lifetime investment.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
(Almost) Couldn't Be Happier|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I bought this head unit because it was the most feature packed model on display at my local Best Buy, and I have been extremely happy with it. The Bluetooth audio playback sounds much better than I have heard from other brands, the screen is responsive, the picture quality is good (though why my 5" phone screen is 1080P and this isn't even 720p, I wish I knew), the front MicroSD card slot is convenient, installation was a beeze (A quick search will show you how to bypass certain safety measures) and the unit itself looks nice (A matter of personal preference, I'm not a fan of Alpine's green and silver, more "in your face" styling). The thing that surprised me the most is that the navigation on this unit is actually very good, better than the OEM navigation I have seen in some cars. I'm a die-hard Google Maps user, and actually find myself using this instead simply because it works and saves me from fumbling with my phone on the road. It's accurate and reroutes quickly should you miss a turn (which is unlikely because the unit has a feature that shows your upcoming turn/exit with a decreasing bar to give you a better sense of how close you are). The sound quality with this unit, all around, is great. Here are the few quirks I did find/things I would change: To Mute/Attenuate the sounds, you have to "click" and hold down the volume knob for what seems like far too long (maybe 3-4 seconds), the display is very hard to view in direct sunlight (which can be offset somewhat by cranking up the brightness, which leads me to me next point), some menus (like the one for picture adjustment) are not intuitive to access and require you to hold down a certain button until it apears, and finally I found the price to be pretty steep (the unit can be found for hundreds less elsewhere). All things considered, I still highly recommend the unit
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Pioneer AVIC x940bt|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I have no complaints about this double din deck.. It was easy to install in my 97 gmc jimmy and to connect the parking break wire to have it be fully functional was easy as soon as i figured out what i had to do.. directions are on a cd which isnt super convienent.. ( have to have laptop in car for some of the install info.) the touchscreen is very responsive and easy to use.. i dont have satelitte radio but i use my iphone through the bluetooth connection and it has not given me one problem. i got about 30-50 feet before the audio went out for a couple seconds for a rough estimate of range until the bluetooth doesnt work. the navigation is very good. updates i assume are automatic but im not 100% sure. easy to put markers down for place you drive to often so you can quickly choose what your destination is. I would recommend this to anyone that is looking for a deck. it is expensive but it is very worth it i had a kenwood deck that lasted 4 years before my new speakers i put in a year ago overheated it. i have never had a problem with pioneer products and wouldnt go back to a kenwood for a stereo.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great sound, navigation is easy and accurate|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
Great radio with multiple listening options, radio, ipod, blue tooth, mini SD card, CD. Adjustable EQ to enhance sound preference. NAV is easy to follow and adjusts quickly. With todays smart phones the navigation is not necessary but is nice to have as it has proven more reliable.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Overall, very nice head unit.Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I mainly use Pandora and Rhapsody on my iphone when driving around. I love getting in, waiting a minute to connect and then pressing play on the touch screen. The songs pick up where you left off and incoming outgoing calls are a breeze. With my previous unit I was having to plug my phone into a cord and look away from the road. I have a Subaru with a premium factory amp and speaker system and this is an excellent upgrade. I already had a Pioneer Bluetooth mic and Ipod charging cord installed, so the installation at Best Buy was only two hours without an appointment.