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Pioneer AVH-4200NEX

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by TRD Sprt Taco, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Apr 18, 2016 at 12:43 PM
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    TRD Sprt Taco

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    BLUF: 5/5 Stars; best bang for your buck!

    http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Car/NEX/AVH-4200NEX

    This Pioneer head unit is an outstanding piece of hardware for the price. This is Pioneer's entry-level NEX head unit and it delivers. 7" Touchscreen Display, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, 2 x USB ports, Bluetooth, CD/DVD Player, HD Radio, HDMI, Sirius XM-ready, SIM Card reader, etc...

    The Good: affordable upgrade ($700 for the unit itself; $1000 after all the additional wires, new faceplate, and install). The faceplate and head unit look like OEM equipment only better (gloss charcoal matched the factory piano black color perfectly). Apple Carplay works flawlessly (I imagine Android Auto does as well). Too many inputs to list. Pretty 480x800 display. Navigation capable if you want to spend a few hundred more bucks. Able to add additional monitors and have separate things going on each (i.e. DVD in the back, Apple Carplay in the front).

    The Bad: have to buy additional wires to make full use of all the inputs. Not a huge fan of how the HDMI is only a repeater (i.e. you can't use the touch screen on the display; you have to use your phone). I don't use half of the inputs, but I like having the option to do so.

    The Ugly: nothing that I can think of. If you have a real powerful sound system, there are additional parts you have to buy so you don't fry the head unit (I didn't run into this problem).

    Pictures to follow.
     
  2. May 13, 2016 at 11:32 AM
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  3. May 13, 2016 at 2:56 PM
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    I paid the place I bought it from to install it for me. I'm not sure what the maestro ADS-MRR and HRN-RR-TO1 are. They ran the microphone that came with the kit up the window behind the visor. I can't see the wire, but I can see the microphone. I didn't have them wire the rear view camera because mine already displays in the mirror and I didn't want to mess anything up. I don't know how to disable the parking brake sensor. I'll post pics shortly.
     
  4. May 13, 2016 at 10:35 PM
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  5. May 14, 2016 at 5:49 AM
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    Which panel kit is that? Looks good!
     
  7. May 14, 2016 at 8:23 PM
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    I'll have to call the shop that installed it to find out. I'm a tech-savy guy, but I wanted a professional to do this one haha.
     
  8. May 16, 2016 at 3:01 PM
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    Can't tell from the pic, where'd you mount your HDMI input?
     
  9. May 17, 2016 at 4:57 AM
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    I had all of my wires routed through the glovebox.

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  10. Jan 3, 2017 at 3:12 PM
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    were you able to get the factory Mic working with the Maestro?? Im debating on upgrading my factory head unit as well, and was wondering the same thing
     
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    This looks damn good! Do you still love it?
     

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