Pioneer In-Vehicle Multi-Media Receivers

Five AVH series receivers provide a multi-media hub for your car, van or truck

Pioneer Electronics has announced five new in-dash multi-media receivers designed to deliver audio and video entertainment, portable device connectivity and enhanced communication capability to the automotive environment.

These news modelshave touch screen displays from 5.8 to 7 inches and include a variety of features such as the touch slide user interface, Apple iPod/iPhone control, USB connectivity, SD card playback, Bluetooth, and navigation upgradeability.

Pioneer says it identified the need to create a simpler, more intuitive user interface for the new AVH series multi-media receivers. This was accomplished by utilising Pioneer’s advanced touch slide user interface, which has eliminated the need to have multiple layers of menus within the control architecture. The touch-slide interface enables users to navigate through the control menus by touching and dragging the text on the screen. This also allows the user to easily navigate through large media lists and, when applicable, to search and sort by artist, album, song and genre.

Users can fast forward and rewind through DivX, MP3, WMA and AAC compressed audio files on DVD/CD discs2 and USB connected devices by simply touching and sliding on the playback progress indicator displayed on the screen.

The AVH series receivers expand the way consumers use iPod/iPhone devices by providing direct access and iPod/iPhone specific features including:

  • Album Art- displays album art stored on a connected iPod/iPhone
  • Alphabetical Speed Search- allows the user to quickly search through lists of artists, albums and songs by scrolling alphabetically using the first letter in the name
  • Passenger Control for iPod- gives passengers the option to switch to direct control using the iPod/iPhone device interface
  • Link Play- quick access all iPod/iPhone content linked to the currently-playing artist
  • Three-Way Link Play- added ability to quickly access all iPod/iPhone content linked by Album and Genre in addition to artist, providing a unique method to explore large libraries of content

The new systems offers playback of iPod video, DVD video discs and DivX video content. With Pioneer’s new Dual Decode5, users can also display JPEG images during music playback, similar to the slideshow feature commonly found on digital picture frames.