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Pioneer MVH-P8300BT 3" In-Dash AV Receiver with iPod/iPhone Control, Bluetooth, Pandora

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  • Single-DIN AM/FM radio, MP3/WMA/AAC, JPEG, DivX digital receiver with built-in Bluetooth
  • MOSFET 50 Watts x 4 peak power with three 4V RCA preamp outputs for system expansion
  • 3-inch color display with widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio and WQVGA (480x240) pixel resolution
  • Features direct iPod control, playback from USB and SD card, auxiliary input, Bluetooth hands-free calling
  • Ready for HD Radio, Satellite Radio add-ons
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight3.7 pounds
Product Dimensions8.8 x 10.5 x 4.1 inches
Item model numberMVH-P8300BT
Warranty1 Year Parts and Labor
  
Additional Information
ASINB004HW6F9C
Best Sellers Rank #160,925 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7.8 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 6, 2011
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Pioneer
  • Model: MVH-P8300BT
  • Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor

Product Description

Product Description

Pioneer MVH-P8300BT Music Video Headunit With Color 3” Display, Built-In Bluetooth, Pandora Link, MP3 / WMA / AAC Playback, iPod or iPhone Audio Video Control With USB, SD Card Slot, Three Pair Hi-Volt Preouts, Advanced Equalizer Audio Controls.

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For those whose MP3 collection has taken over for scratched-up CDs, Pioneer's digital media receivers make a wise choice. The MVH-P8300BT features built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calls, and an easy-to-navigate three-inch display. Enjoy playback of a wide variety of digital audio, video, and image files, and direct iPod control and even deeper integration with the Pandora iPhone app. When you're ready to grow, you can add external amplifiers, HD Radio, and more.

Pioneer MVH-P8300BT
For those whose MP3 collection has taken over for scratched-up CDs, Pioneer's digital media receivers make a wise choice. Click here for a larger image

Convenience

Three-Inch Display

The MVH-P8300BT features a three-inch, widescreen format, color TFT display, for enjoyment of your media and plenty of customization.

Smart Interface for Quick Access

The user interface has a minimalistic, yet powerful design, and scales to accommodate modern media sources easily. The customizable home menu allows you to set up your favorite features for instant access.

Pioneer MVH-P8300BT Illumination
Customize with six display colors and 112 different colors of button illumination.
Pioneer MVH-P8300BT Menu
Simple, intuitive user interface is navigated with the rotary commander.
Customize Your Colors

The MVH-P8300BT will accommodate your taste or mood. Select from 6 display colors (Blue/Violet/Red/Amber/Green/White) and 112 colors button illumination.

Connectivity

Built-In Bluetooth

Make hands-free calls with built-in Bluetooth technology.

USB Port/SD Card Slot

Connect a USB thumb drive loaded with files, and enjoy playback of files from your digital library. Or do the same with an SD Card, for an even more portable option.

iPod Direct Control

Connect your iPod/iPhone and enjoy music directly from your device, with complete control of unit functions right from the receiver. If you'd prefer, switch over to "application mode" to control from the iPod/iPhone itself.

Pandora Integration

Fans of the Internet music service Pandora, rejoice! The MVH-P8300BT, thanks to Pioneer's new Pandora Ready feature, can give you direct control of Pandora through your iPhone. Launch Pandora on your connected iPhone, and you'll be able to experience Pandora through your receiver, complete with bookmarking and thumbs up/down buttons.

Ready for More

Add HD Radio, Satellite Radio, and more when you're ready to expand with available Pioneer add-on devices.

Audio/Video

Enjoy Your Digital Media

In addition to all those tunes on your iPod, the MVH-P8300BT will play back DivX video, AAC/MP3/WMA audio, and JPEG images from SD Memory Cards or USB Devices. There's also a front auxiliary input for connecting MP3 players and other external devices.

Pioneer Sound Center Control
Sound Center Control optimizes the soundstage for different spots in the vehicle cabin.
Pioneer Advanced Sound Retriever
Above--sound quality deterioration from compressed audio files. Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever restores detail, warmth, and clarity.
Auto EQ

It's difficult to reproduce music well in a car, because speaker positioning is constrained by interior space and other conditions. These limitations can lead to sound phase distortion, as well as speaker sound reflection against glass and absorption by dashboard and seats. Pioneer's unique Auto EQ feature tailors specific musical characteristics according to your taste, and uses a microphone (the optional CD-M20) to monitor and analyze acoustics, then automatically fine-tunes all frequency bandwidths using front and rear speaker digital parametric equalization. It's similar to the setup feature on many home theaters, and will let you dial things in just right for your vehicle.

Sonic Center Control

More audio obsessiveness from Pioneer--unless a listener is perfectly centered in a car cabin, sound heard from some speakers will lag compared to the sound heard from other speakers. This result in unfocused soundstage and instable frequency characteristics. Sonic Center Control remedies this by adjusting frequency phase and acoustic characteristics by up to 15 steps, providing a clearer, focused soundstage.

Advanced Sound Retreiver

Hear the detail, warmth, and clarity that the artist originally wanted you to hear from compressed MP3, WMA and AAC files stored on disc, USB device, iPod/iPhone, and portable media players. Pioneer's Advanced Sound Retriever technology restores data (especially high-frequency data) that tends to get lost in the digital compression process.

Eight-Band EQ

With Pioneer's eight-band graphic equalizer, you can customize the equalization levels to best match the acoustics of your car.

MOSFET Amplification

The MVH-P8300BT cranks out 4 channels of 50 Watts with efficient MOSFET amplification, and offers three 4V RCA preamp outputs for growing your system.

What's in the Box

Pioneer MVH-P8300BT Receiver, Wiring Harness, External Microphonea With Visor Bracket, Remote Control, Installation Hardware, Documentation

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary A. Holmes on October 10, 2011
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Great performance. Takes time getting used to set-up and controls, especially when you've been used to knob controls. Highly rec. experimenting w/settings and reading manual to get the most out of this product. Pity the screen does not have an anti-glare, tough to see display on sunny days. Love the convenience of using a jump drive compared to skipping CDs.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike on August 6, 2011
This unit worked great. Easy to install. It can play movies, lists an entire description of the song playing with album artwork, and you can fully customize the color display. It has bluetooth which pairs like a charm. I fed the wire through panels to my visor. Its loud and clear and everyone I talk to can't believe how well I come across. Every feature works great and it equalizes my car speakers for peak performance sound. I installed Polk Dbs. I have a droid and it pairs no problem. It is heavily made for an iphone, but for everything you could need a head unit for, it works perfect.
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I loved this unit when I first got it, until I realized that it could not stream music from my phone, which is why I wanted to shell out $250 for a brand new to the market with bluetooth car stereo. I called Pioneer and they told me that even though it was brand new and few other companies did bluetooth at the time, they had no intention of releasing a firmware update to make streaming possible. I guess it just doesn't have the tech inside for it...

The SD card slot was also another reason I chose it. My HD 32GB SD cards read fine, although the more files you have on the card, the longer it takes to start playing initially while it's reading and trying to remember where it left off, and it does remember exactly where you left off, which is a nice plus of having the SD card, aside from movies.

Picture is really crisp, but one thing to note is that it uses a lot of power. If you don't have this thing running on a separate battery and you turn on your car's headlights, the screen will dim about 50%, making it not particularly visible during the day.

Also, if you are in the habit of removing your faceplate, do know that the knob will begin to short over time. When it does, trying to adjust by pushing the button in and twist will frequently reboot the system, shutting it off, then powering it back on. Mine also gets the up volume and down volume confused sometimes, lol. Need to remove the faceplate to minimize theft attempts, but I wish it had come with a hard protective case.

It does the job, but $150 for this unit even now that it's 4 or 5 years old is way too much for what you get in comparable models. Still, if you are looking for a compact video display with an SD card slot, this is one of the few on the market.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful By T. Trubac on April 6, 2011
The Good -
The radio looks really cool. It has a nice big screen, and while Pioneer
continues to go with the whole blue glow look, the screen now adds the ability
to show many other colors.
The bluetooth works great on this radio, and this was a huge reason I wanted
to get it. It connected to my Droid easily, downloaded my phonebook, and is a
breeze to use.

The Bad -

The worst thing of all is how Pioneer decided to change how to use presets on
the radio and XM. It used to be all you had to do was press up or down on the
joystick (MC) and it would take you through your presets. Not anymore. Now,
you have to press up which brings you to a menu of all of your presets. You
then have to scroll down to find the one you want and then press in the joystick
(MC). To make matters worse, using the HD radio addon, it doesn't even tell you what the
station is in the menu, it just says "Preset 1". So you have to memorize what
you have saved where. To me this was a stupid idea. Give the user the ability
to scroll quickly through their presets.

This unit is really only made for iPods, iPhones, or the iTouch. All of the cool
things you see displayed on it can ONLY be obtained through the use of an
Apple product.

Pandora - Can only be accessed by an Apple product.
Album art work - Can only be accessed by an Apple product. If you use a USB
drive, it will only show a musical note as the artwork even if you have your file
tagged correctly.

Only upside is that Pioneer now allows you to shuffle within a folder which they
had removed or butchered in previous headsets.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dr.Tek on March 19, 2011
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All in all, this is a very capable unit. Bluetooth, USB, SD, I-Pod,Pandora. With the absence of a CD Player one would have thought that it would have also included support for BT Audio Streaming. That unfortunately is not the case. I was informed by Pioneer that they have done away with support for BT streaming 2 generations back. There are only 2 Navigation sysstems that still have that feature. I am hoping that since this is a flash upgradable system, that Pioneer comes to their senses and adds the streaming capability.
I'm upgrading from a 4 year old Premier DEH-P980BT which did have BT streaming. I'm sorry to see it go.
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