Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD

Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD Mobile 2-DIN Multimedia DVD Receiver with 5.8 In. Widescreen Touch Display and USB Direct Control for iPod/iPhone.

Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD Review

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Deciding which double-DIN unit to purchase for your vehicle can be stressful. There are so many options out there, which one should you go with?

We understand that completely! Luckily, we’re going to help you figure out whether the Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD is the right unit for you.

Ready to jump in?

Quick Overview

Pioneer has been a trusted brand for many years. They make quality, reliable, multi-faceted products that stand the test of time — and the AVH-P1400DVD double-DIN unit is no exception.

This receive offers a beautiful 5.8-inch screen packed with intuitive touch technology so you can tap and swipe your way through the panels.

Alongside this, you get a bunch of customization options so you can ensure it matches your vehicle’s interior. Plus, you’ll be able to use your iPhone or iPod to listen to music and watch videos.

If you have passengers, the remote control will come in handy. If they don’t like the song, they won’t have to reach over to mess about with the console. Instead, they just tap a button on the wireless remote!

Pioneer has packed a bunch of features into this one unit. So, let’s take a deeper look at the ins and outs, shall we?

What’s In The Box?

Your Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD will come with the following items carefully packaged in the box:

  • The Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD owner’s manual (it comes in English, Spanish, and French)
  • The Double-DIN DVD A/V receiver with integrated 5.8″ LCD touchscreen monitor (a 10A fuse is installed in the chassis)
  • The trim-ring
  • The wiring harness
  • The remote control
  • A CR2025 3V lithium battery (it’s already inside the remote so you don’t need to worry about it)
  • 6 flat-head screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • 6 pan-head screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • The warranty sheet

This double-DIN unit comes with everything you need to get the device up and working in no time.

However, this isn’t the best part.

The greatest thing about this is that you can add a load more features if you fancy it. You’re able to make your vehicle’s suite your own with this model.

For instance, you can add extra speakers, a navigation system, steering wheel controls, a backup camera, and so much more. It’s a fab device for customizing your car’s dash.

As you can tell, the Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD can help you add a bunch of functionality without having to slash more of your cash. It’s hard to find that in other double-DIN units.

Key Features

Since we’ve only looked at the general overview so far, we figured we should probably get down to the nitty-gritty features.

Let’s do that now.

Pandora Compatibility

If you’re not sure what Pandora is, it’s an internet radio that has been developed to allow you to find new music while listening to tracks you know you love. It’s quite innovative if you ask us.

With this double-DIN unit, you are able to control the Pandora app from the touchscreen display directly. You can like or dislike songs, bookmark a song that you love, view all your data, take a look at the album art, and switch between your personalized radio station.

Having said this, it’s worth noting that the in-dash Pandora controls are only compatible with Apple iOS devices such as the iPhone or iPod. If you’re an Android user, you sadly won’t be able to use this cool feature.

If you do have an Apple device then you’re good to go. Just download the Pandora Radio app from the App Store and connect it to your Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD unit. That’s it!

USB iPod and iPhone Control

This is another cool feature for those with an Apple iPod or iPhone.

The Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD comes ready to have direct contact with your iPhone or iPod. This connectivity allows you to play both video and music through the USB interface cable.

The downside here is that this cable is sold separately. So, to make use of this feature, you’ll have to spend some extra money. However, it’s absolutely worth it (in our opinion). Why? Because you can see the album artwork, artist, time, song name, and everything else set out beautifully on the screen.

You can even use Link Search and Alphabet Search to help you find the song or video you are looking for. No more spending ages skipping through your playlists!

While your iPhone or iPod is connected here, this double-DIN unit will keep it charged. This is beyond useful when you go on long journeys.

Limitless Customization Options

Unlike some earlier units, the Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD has so many customization options. You can choose from five display colors (blue, amber, red, violet, and green) and 112 illumination colors. This allows you to match your dash to the rest of your car, making for a highly personalized experience.

Alongside this, you can change the background image. There are a few to choose from, allowing you to switch up based on your mood.

Ready For Navigation

While this unit doesn’t come with a navigation chip already, it does have the slot for it. So, if you want to switch from using your phone to get you from A to B, then you can purchase the AVIC-U220 add-on. Then, you’ll be able to input the address on the 5.8-inch touchscreen and away you go.

Important Specifications

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility

The Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD is only compatible with Apple products. This is rather unfortunate, however, the seamless Apple to unit connection is amazing (especially for the relatively low price you’ll pay for the unit).

Using the App Mode on the device, you can listen and view videos and audio content right from the double-DIN display unit. You can use a variety of Apple iOS apps this way, but it’s worth noting that not all applications will be compatible with App Mode.

Overall, the connectivity and no-lag playback features are fantastic. We really enjoyed this and it works well with the sold-separately steering wheel control line too.

Pros
Cons

FAQ

Technically speaking, you can use a multitude of rearview cameras. However, it is recommended that you use the Pioneer NDBC5. Why? Because this was made with the AVH-P1400DVD in mind so you won’t have any compatibility or connectivity issues.

This rearview camera comes with a wide-angle lens, automatic light adjustment, attractive aluminum casing, and a one-year warranty. Perfect!

The navigation system that you can use with the Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD is the Pioneer AVIC-U220 navigation module.

Once you have integrated this, you will be able to use voice control, get from A to B without any trouble, customize your route, plan multiple destinations in one trip, and so much more.

Yep! It comes with a one-year warranty. This is standard for the double-DIN unit industry.

The device does come with space for this feature. However, to make use of it, you’ll need to purchase either the PAC SWI-PSv1 or the Axxess ASWC.

No, the Pioneer MVH-200EX does not come with a remote control unit. There is the possibility of pairing it with certain remotes – you may want to consult the manual for exactly which ones.

Final Verdict

Pioneer created something special with the AVH-P1400DVD. It’s packed full of features and the multiple options for expansion are incredible. You can really kit your car out with the latest tech with this one.

Of course, we’ll always be a tad disappointed when Android users can’t join the party. But, there are plenty of units out there that offer both.

If you are an Apple junkie, however, you will absolutely love this unit.

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