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Pioneer Unveils 2015 In-Dash Multimedia DVD Receivers

Release of three CD players/receivers completes that product line

Pioneer AVH-X5700BHS features built-in HD Radio.

Consumer electronics maker Pioneer has unveiled its 2015 lineup of in-dash multimedia DVD players/receivers and also released three CD disc models to complete that product line.

The multimedia DVD receiver lineup consists of five double-DIN and two single-DIN receivers. They feature a new touchscreen user interface, DVD/CD media playback, advanced audio enhancements, MirrorLink, Mixtrax virtual DJ technology, Pandora station creation and USB connectivity. Five of the receivers feature Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming with Wideband Speech, Music Library Browsing over Bluetooth, and Siri Eyes Free functionality.

Two of the models, the AVH-X3700BHS and AVH-X5700BHS feature built-in HD Radio, with the ability to listen to multicast channels as well as see Artist Experience, in which participating stations display album art or station logos in addition to the artist and song title information. The AVH-X3700BHS and AVH-X5700BHS list for $380 and $480 respectively.

“The majority of drivers expect more from their in-dash receiver than simply FM/AM and CD playback. Touchscreen controls, satellite or Internet streamed music and smartphone integration have become standard issue,” said Ted Cardenas, vice president of marketing for the Car Electronics Division of Pioneer Electronics USA Inc.

Available now, Pioneer’s multimedia DVD receivers list for between $280 to $500.

The consumer electronics manufacturer also filled-out its 2015 in-dash single-CD receiver line with the release of three models, the DEH-X8700BH and DEH-X8700BS single-DIN and FH-X820BS double-DIN models. The models include expanded smartphone functionality with Bluetooth Dual Device Connection, Bluetooth pairing via USB, Wideband Speech Hands-free Profile 1.6, Bluetooth Music Library Browsing, Android Media Transfer Protocol and Siri Eyes Free functionality.

They include the ability to create a Pandora station while using the Pandora app on a connected smartphone. The DEH-X8700BH and DEH-X8700BS feature an advanced version, allowing the user to create a Pandora station from a song that’s playing as well as from HD Radio, SiriusXM or from a connected iPod. Available this month, the models will list for between $180 and $200.

HD Radio is featured in the DEH-X8700BH and will list for $200.