View Full Version : Is the Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD the right head unit for me?

12-26-2010, 07:47 PM
I have primarily used Pioneer in the past, I like their decks. I'm not opposed to trying something else though.

This particular one can be had on Amazon right now for $330; seems like a great price for the product.

The big thing about this unit vs. the 3200 and 5200 is the lack of Bluetooth. Bluetooth users: Was this an essential part of your purchase when choosing a deck? I think I would like to have it.

The 3200 has the USB input on the front though which I don't like, and the smaller screen. The 5200 is a fold-up face, which I would rather have a Double-DIN and fill up all that dash space, plus it's $150 more and I'm not sure what more really I would be getting.

Are there other comparable units both feature/quality/price point that I should look into?

For someone who is building a system to drive to work and back with (50 mi round trip) and take road trips in, is the 'degradation of sound quality' in a DVD type unit vs. a unit built for SQ or whatever all that problematic? I don't plan on competing or anything.

Thank you.

12-27-2010, 01:52 AM
Eh, I have a buddy trying to talk me into an AVIC-xxxx. Heh.

12-27-2010, 10:57 PM
i have this unit and the only thing i really like about it is the beautiful screen. wish it could be adjusted more.

i might get rid of it if i feel the need to dismantle my centre console again.

12-27-2010, 11:27 PM
What do you dislike about it?