Pioneer MVH-8300BT head unit packs iPhone support, App Mode & Bluetooth

Jan 24, 2011
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Pioneer MVH-8300BT head unit packs iPhone support, App Mode & Bluetooth

Pioneer has outed a pair of new in-car stereos, the MVH-8300BT and MVH-7300, which each prioritize external digital media sources like iPods and iPhones. Each has a 3-inch LCD TFT display and a 7-way rotary controller; the button backlighting and wallpaper can be customized to match your dashboard, too.

Inputs include USB, an SD card slot and an aux-in, and if you hook up your iPod or iPhone you can see album art, playlists, videos and other content on the Pioneer's display. There's also App Mode, which displays content from third-party iOS apps on the head-unit, as long as those apps have some sort of video output support.

There's MP3, WMA and AAC support, and up to 32GB SDHC cards can be read; Pioneer also throws in an 8-band equalizer and various audio DSP tech to tweak the best out of compressed music. Finally, the MVH-8300BT gets Parrot Bluetooth hands-free. No word on pricing or availability at this stage.


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