CNET First Look
Pioneer AVH-P6300BT DVD AV receiverIf you want a big screen for your car audio system, but you don't have a ton of space for one, you'll probably be interested in taking a look at a motorized AV unit, the Pioneer AVH-P6300BT.
-If you want a big screen, car audio system for you vehicle, but you don't have the ton of space in your dashboard, you'll probably be interested in taking a look at one of these motorized AV units. I'm Antuan Goodwin with cnet.com. Today, we're taking a first look at the Pioneer AVH-P6300bt. This unit features a 7-inch, colored touch screen that moves on a motorized arm. The unit can be tilted back and forth and retracts into a single DIN Chassis when not in use. You're saving a lot of space here on installation, but you wanna make sure there is about an arc of 68 inches of clearance in front of the unit, so the motorized display actually has room to move. Physical controls include a volume knob, a source button, physical skip buttons, and a disc eject button for the CD/DVD player. There is also a button to retract that touch screen. An analog auxiliary input and USB port can also be found on the front panel. The latter of which supports mass storage devices and iPod connectivity. There is also an SD card slot, but you'd be hard-pressed to find it because it's hidden behind this removable panel. Both that USB port and SD card slot support audio playback and photo viewing, so it may not be such a bad idea just to leave an SD card in this unit with a bunch of your favorite songs. Additionally, there is also an input for rear-view camera and an analog auxiliary video source. Bluetooth connectivity is standard and a microphone included, but it doesn't appear that audio streaming is supported just yet. Now, when the iPhone is connected via a USB, Pandora app link is supported if you have the app downloaded on your phone, so you can then view and select your preset radio stations, thumbs up and thumbs down songs, and bookmark songs all from Pioneer's interface. You know you want to check out the full review of the Pioneer AVH-P6300bt for even more details and photos and our final thoughts about this mobile DVD receiver. This has been Antuan Goodwin with cnet.com giving you your first look.