Pioneer AVH 110BT

Pioneer AVH-110BT DVD 6.2″ Screen Double-Din, DVD Bluetooth Receiver

Pioneer AVH 110BT: The Complete Review

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Deciding what to put in your car is tricky. While some people seem to not care, many spend half their lives driving to and from work so it’s important to have a nice environment to be in. And of course, cars are super expensive. In fact, it’s probably your most valuable asset, right?
So, with that in mind, let’s make sure the Pioneer AVH 110BT is going to make your dreams come true!

What’s In The Box?

Right, we’ll start by diving into the box and picking everything out one by one.
Wire Harness
You’ll be greeted with the wire harness which is (of course) a crucial element. It has power, grounding and speaker cords that enable all the functions to work.

Wire Harness

You’ll be greeted with the wire harness which is (of course) a crucial element. It has power, grounding and speaker cords that enable all the functions to work.

Install Screws

Self-explanatory really but they hold the AVH 110BT securely in position after you’ve it has been installed.

Documentation

If you’ve bought anything electrical before, you’ll know that it comes with a bunch of paperwork. The Pioneer AVH 110BT is no different.

Quick Start Guide

Yep, it does what it says on the tin!

Owner’s Manual

This is a godsend, especially for those who have never had a double din head unit before.
Inside, you’ll find information on the parts, controls, Bluetooth, AV source, disc, radio, settings, installation and much more.

Tag Removal Instructions

On the back panel of the device, there is a large, white, plastic tag that must be removed before you start using it. Thankfully, this sheet of paper will remind you to do so!

The Pioneer AVH 110BT

The last item in the box is the AVH 110BT itself. *Cue awe-inspiring music*.
Now, we’ll take a trip around the front and back hardware so you don’t get overwhelmed!

Front Panel

Even though it’s a pretty sleek-looking device, there are multiple buttons on the front panel that are really important.

Microphone

The microphone which lets you use the hands-free Bluetooth call function is located in the top left corner.

Volume Controls

Below that, there are volume controls. We won’t insult your intelligence — you know what these are for.

Home Button

Pushing this will switch the screen back to the main menu.

USB Port

No, this isn’t just for charging your phone! You can use it to play videos or music too.

CD/DVD Slot

Again, pretty self-explanatory, right?

Back Panel

The back isn’t aesthetically pleasing but this isn’t an issue since you won’t see it ever again once it has been installed.

Camera and AV AUX Input

If you choose to use the backup camera, you’ll need to utilise the input furthest to the left. Otherwise, just leave it alone.
The AV AUX inputs are used solely for audio needs.

RAC Outputs

There are two of these in total. You can decide whether you want to set them to front and rear or front and subwoofer.

Internal Amplifier

Amazingly, the AVH 110BT’s internal amplifier can hold a total of 4 speakers.

Wire Harness Socket

Yep, you guessed it — that big seemingly empty space is where the wire harness will sit.

Steering Wheel Control Connector

When you’re using a third-party system, you will need to hook up your steering wheel controls properly so they continue functioning.

AM/FM Antenna Input

We’re sure you know what this is for but just in case, we have one word for you; radio.

Specifications

  • 6.2" double-DIN DVD receiver
  • Touchscreen: fixed and resistive
  • DVD video playback
  • Built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling
  • Built-in Bluetooth for audio playback
  • USB input
  • 18 FM station presets
  • 6 AM station presets
  • Boosted bass
  • 7-band graphic EQ
  • Wireless remote (optional)
  • Rear AUX input
  • Rear camera input (optional backup camera)
  • Multiple display colours to customise your experience: blue, green, mono, amber and red
  • Wired remote
  • WMA, MP3, WAV and AAC audio compatible
  • MPEG4, MPEG1, MPEG2 and DivX video compatible
  • MOSFET 50W x 4 amp
  • 2 RCA preouts (front and back or front and subwoofer if preferred)

Key Features

Apple and Android Compatibility

Pioneer has done a great job allowing both Apple and Android compatibility. This applies to all aspects from audio output to making calls on the road.

USB Music

Thanks to the front panel’s USB port, you can now play music stored on any recognisable audio player (phones, iPods, etc.). Since the wired aspect ensures the digital transfer of files is buttery smooth, the sound is nothing but crisp and clear.

Built-in Bluetooth

Hands-free calling is a must when you’re on the road. Whether you’re going on long journies or simple commuting to work, at some point, you’ll need to make a call. That’s why the developers at Pioneer have integrated this feature into their device.
Moreover, the Bluetooth function can be used for playing music or audiobooks. Yep, the whole world seems to have gone wireless!
Oh, one more thing: once you’ve paired your phone with it initially, it will connect automatically whenever you enter your vehicle.

Large Touchscreen

At 6.2 inches, the touchscreen is pretty big. Not only that but it also displays crystal clear images of album artwork and menu icons. All of this makes for a very satisfying user experience.

Pioneer AVH 110BT — The Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Compatible with Apple and Android devices
  • Built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calls works flawlessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth for audio playback works incredibly well
  • Big touchscreen ensures that it is easy to use and navigate
  • The USB port on the front means you can achieve crisp, clean sound
  • The microphone is great quality
  • Simple to install
  • Bass boost offers a fantastic, all-encompassing feel when you're jamming to your favourite songs
  • Excellent price
Cons
  • Some people have complained about the quality of the bass but we haven't had any issues — might have been a bad batch or the way they installed it
  • Others have stated that the FM/AM antenna doesn't work but there are so many factors that play into radio's signal strength

The Final Verdict

So, do we recommend the Pioneer AVH 110BT? Yes. The price point is incredible (i.e. pretty cheap for what it is) and you do get a lot of bang for your buck.
However, if you’re looking for a fancy, all singing, all dancing double DIN radio there are better options out there. But, your wallet will know about it.

FAQ

For the non-car enthusiasts out here, let’s just clarify some stuff now that we’ve reviewed the Pioneer AVH 110BT!

We promise it isn’t as complicated as you might be thinking!
“DIN” refers to the gap inside your car where the radio goes. Why bother with a term for this? Well, the size started to become a standard “measure” if you will so, DIN was (and is) used to denote this.
If your vehicle has a double DIN space, you have to shop for a double DIN radio. Make sense? We thought so!

Double DIN stereos are known for being high-functioning and incredibly user friendly. But, they aren’t the only option out there.
To be honest, the car radio world is quite complicated and runs deeper than you might realise. Even though it doesn’t take up that much space, it seems to be one of the most important things to drivers these days.
Anyway, let’s take a look at DIN and OEM Replacement models.

Unsurprisingly, this came before the double DIN. As you now know from our earlier discussion, this just refers to the space allotted for the radio in your car.
In older vehicles as well as smaller ones, this is still the usual size.

Your car may have come with a certain radio type already inserted. If so, you might need an OEM replacement radio. Basically, they are custom made to the specific shape, size and specs of your vehicle.

Pioneer AVH-110BT - Backup Camera Setup

Pioneer AVH-110BT - Videos and Music from USB Flash Drive

Pioneer AVH-110BT - Bluetooth Settings

Pioneer AVH-110BT - Subwoofer Settings

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