View Full Version : AVH-P4100DVD or AVH-P5100DVD?

06-18-2009, 08:04 PM
My car was recently vandalized and who ever did it took my Jensen DVD/CD player. Insurance says they will replace it with either Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD or AVH-P5100DVD. I'm leaning towards the 4100 one, but I'd like to get some recommendations from you guys before I call back tomorrow and tell em which one I want.

If you scroll down from this website: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/CarAudioVideo/In-Dash/DVD-Receivers/AVH-P4100DVD?tab=B

You will find a comparison between the two. I don't know anything about audio so please shed some light :) I'm calling them tomorrow, so please help me decide by the end of the day ~11pm ish. Thanks again!

My research so far:
Single din(5100) vs Double din (4100) ---> pretty obvious info but just incase
The 5100 has 'Detachable Face Security' ---> does that mean I can take the unit out without tools or anything? (if so, I like this because I'd like tell thieves that I don't have a stereo in my car)


07-13-2009, 04:43 PM
Anybody have the 5100? I was also looking into this deck since I recently found out that it can play .wav files through USB. How is the screen's interface? Is it easy to navigate? Does it display folder and file information?

07-13-2009, 05:47 PM
5100 dvd screen is bigger

07-14-2009, 06:46 PM
I have 2 specific requirements that I need to make sure this head unit can fulfill: 1. This deck needs to play .wav files through USB and 2. This deck needs to be able to power a laptop harddrive (2.5" drive). Besides these two requirements, anyone who has this deck might be able to help answer if this deck's display makes navigating through folders/files on the harddrive easy and intuitive.

07-14-2009, 06:48 PM
from the reviews ive read on the 3100 and 4100 I heard navigation on removable media is really easy. And the ipod control is really cool. Like you have a "clickwheel" on your screen. I almost bought the 3100 but bought a laptop instead ;P

Personally I'd get the 4100 because I like the double din look better than a flipout.

07-14-2009, 06:58 PM
Its really up to u man. What do u prefer more.. Everything is very similar,the major diffrence is the DIN size..

I myself would go with the 5100.. Datachable plate when on risky places,and u dont have to watch the screen all the time,u can use it as a single player if u like it,and the double din is always going to be ''in front of your eyes''

07-19-2009, 04:52 AM
Do these decks have problems accepting hard drives that are larger than 120gb? I was thinking of purchasing a 500gb hard drive and loading all lossless audio on it. Has anyone tried running .wav files on these head units?

07-20-2009, 12:37 AM
I vote for the 4100 I just like the way it loooks in the dash

07-23-2009, 09:17 AM
I decided on the 5100.

I do have a few things I need help with still. Is there a workaround or bypass that would allow for viewing of DVD content while driving? I have the green parking break wire connected to ground thinking this would work, but no luck. If anyone can help me with this, that would be great!

07-24-2009, 11:18 AM
Is the 4100 the newest DD Pioneer has out? I am assuming its just one of there lower end ones with prices so low?