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Great Price, Great Features, Legendary Pioneer Sound - A Perfect Purchase,
This review is from: Pioneer FH-P8000BT Double-Din In-Dash CD/MP3/WMA/AAC Receiver with Built-In Bluetooth, iPod Control, and Rear USB Input (Wireless Phone Accessory)
This video shows the basic operation of the unit, since it's hard to explain.
The biggest pro for me is the sound. My stock speakers sounded good with the factory head unit, but they sound like brand new high end speakers with the Pioneer.
A close second is the feature set. The iPod integration is the best that I saw in any unit, and it sure beats the axillary input mod kit that I was running beforehand. The sound from the iPod is great. Also keep in mind that it's a USB input, not just an iPod input. Plug in an external hard drive or thumb drive and you're in buisness, too. The addition of the Bluetooth connectivity was a major selling point, and it delivers a great convenience that I would really miss now that I'm used to it. I can leave my phone out of reach (in the trunk even) and I can still answer it if it rings.
The biggest con is the user interface- it does take a bit to learn the ins and outs, but once you do, very few times is it a bother (the 'pause' option is buried in the function submenu, which is annoying, but since the unit automatically pauses the music for incoming / outgoing calls, it's only a problem in, say, drive thru's).
The pros VASTLY outweigh the cons, and the price is far below what I would expect for a unit with this feature set. That gets this unit a 5 Star rating - iPod, Bluetooth, CD, HD & Satellite Radio ready- there really aren't any features left for you to want!
I purchased it with the wiring harness and the dash kit for my 2005 Mazda3 and it looks quite nice. Check out the video!
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Initial post: Jul 8, 2009 4:13:24 PM PDT
Michael G. says:
Hey i was wondering if you could link me to the wiring harness and dash kit. Great review and it looks sick.
Posted on Dec 1, 2009 6:24:54 AM PST
Hey Hey Trojan says:
Thank you for taking the time to do a video review. Very well done.
Posted on Dec 14, 2009 12:59:24 AM PST
Larry L. Powell Jr. says:
Again. Thanks for the video reveiw.
Posted on Nov 27, 2010 4:18:48 PM PST
A. Kassmya says:
thank you for the video 2 thumbs up for the super effort.. very helpful
Posted on Jan 23, 2011 3:36:53 PM PST
Barton Creeker says:
Thanks for the video. Was hoping to see how the using the radio station presets works, though. I use my receivers mostly for radio and this unit does not appear to have buttons for presets so that is a dealbreaker. I would actually like a unit that has twelve preset buttons instead of six buttons and having to cycle through FM1 and FM2 to use the second set of six stations, but I have only found one and it does not have Bluetooth.
Posted on Oct 23, 2011 8:42:11 PM PDT
Greg B. Jones says:
Does this have the capability to be controlled via the steering wheel?
Posted on Nov 28, 2011 9:46:44 PM PST
Do you know if this will fit a 2004 Toyota Corolla S?
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