Pioneer DEH-P7000BT

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  1. method84 macrumors member

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    I just got through installing the Pioneer DEH-P7000BT in my 01' TJ and I can confirm that all functions work 100%. It charges, plays music and recognizes the Iphone 3G. The interface is a little difficult to use but like anything else it takes getting used to. The bluetooth pairs up as soon as the head unit turns on and it holds the downloads from the Iphones phonebook. I also installed the sirius connect unit which condenses the Sirius radio into the head unit. No more wires hanging all over the place and ugly windshield mount.:) This unit does it all and im deffinetly pleased. All I need now is a cradle for the TJ so I can mount it somewhere.:rolleyes:

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  2. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    I was thinking about getting the Pioneer (DEH-P4000UB). Will this model work the same way? The guy at Circuit City plugged it in and told me my 3G iPhone said it wasn't compatible.
     
  3. method84 thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't see why not

    I'd be willing to bet it would. Seems like any Pioneer head unit with a USB connection would be compatible. I bet when he plugged in your 3G he got the "This accessory is not compatible" Airplane mode message. When that screen pops up just hit no and the HU works fine. Did he actually try playing music from your 3G and did he use your 3G cable?
     
  4. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    he used his cable actually so tomorrow i will bring my cable. will my iPhone 3G accept incoming calls, charge and play mp3's though? crutchfield keeps telling me I need a Pioneer CD-iU50 USB-to-iPod Adapter for it to even work.

    I was also checking this one since I have a '05 Toyota Highlander and it would fit very nicely. http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?g=300&i=130P8000BT&tp=5684
     
  5. method84 thread starter macrumors member

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    No you shouldnt need any cables other than your 3G sync cable. The DEH-P7000BT works great on incomming calls, playing, and charging. Ive gotten sevreal calls already from people while listening to music on the 3G Although I have gotten a couple of complaints about people not being able to hear me with the top down and doors off;) but thats to be expected. So far everyone ive talked to said that I sounded good, no echo effect on the bluetooth..at least with the jeep stopped:)

    Also, If your looking for a double-din unit, The one you just linked too is mentioned here by another user. According to his post, seems to work great.
     
  6. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    awesome, could you tell me exactly how you have your iPhone 3G hooked up? is it just with the aux input and nothing else? what aux input cable are you using? do you have chat like icq, msn or? might be easier that way. thanks
     
  7. method84 thread starter macrumors member

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    On the back of the head unit is a short USB female connection that comes from the back of the unit. Included w/ the head unit is a USB cable with a female and male end. Its about 6ft. I plugged the included USB cable into the unit, and on the other end of the cable I attached my 3G sync cable that came with the 3G. You dont need to use a AUX cable or AUX input although there is one on the unit. Your 30 pin 3G sync cable will charge and play music through that cable.

    So for my install, I plugged my included USB cable in the back. On the end of that I attached the 3G cable which I routed through my glovebox so I can hide it if I dont need it and its easily accessable.
     
  8. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    ok i see now.
    i don't see your unit sold at circuit city, did anything replace it?
    could you tell me what pioneer models will work this same way? currently i am looking at these:

    DEH-P4000UB
    DEH-P6000UB
    DEH-P5000UB
     
  9. method84 thread starter macrumors member

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    well, according to this post it looks like the DEH-P6000UB works with the 3G and id imagine all that you listed do too. As long as you have that USB and its a newer model Pioneer head unit then you shouldnt have any problems. Best bet is to go down to circuit city with your 3G sync cable and fire them up and see which one you like best. You will get a pop-up message on your 3G telling you this accessory is not compatible. Just hit cancel when it prompts you and try to play music through the head units interface and check to see if it charges the 3G. Good luck.
     
  10. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    thanks again
     
  11. method84 thread starter macrumors member

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    No problem man, and just so you know, It doesnt look like any of those models you were looking into come with bluetooth. instead you would have to add a seperate control somewhere in your car seperate from the head unit. So if you looking for bluetooth you might want to look into the DEH-P7000BT. And for some reason Circuit city doesnt sell my head unit even though its a newer unit. Crutchfield does though. I got mine from Crutchfield. They give you free shipping, and all wiring accessories free if you buy from them so you may want to look into buying from them once you test out the circuit city models.
     
  12. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    i was thinking of getting that belkin tunebase fm that now works with the iphone but i hear that people can listen to your phone calls with that thing.
     
  13. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    i just seen that. what is the downside then? not receiving phone calls while playing mp3's off of the iPhone and driving?
     
  14. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    i found your unit on bestbuy
    it looks like the FH-P8000BT won't fit in my '05 Highlander according to bestbuy.com car fitter site, bummer.....but when i check crutchfield.com they say it fits.
     
  15. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    hey I forgot to ask you. how would accept incoming calls work if I get a Pioneer unit that doesn't have bluetooth? it would charge and play music but would it accept incoming calls?
     
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    If your Highlander will accept a double-din (double height) unit, then the FH-P8000BT should fit. It's really more like 1 3/4 height, with some spacers to fill in the empty area around it.

    As for what happens when you receive a call without the phone synced to the stereo, you would just need to use a headset, speakerphone on the phone, or hold the phone to your ear. My phone is not synced with my FH-P800BT right now, so I just answer calls with a bluetooth headset.
     
  17. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    I spoke to best buy and the tell ms the bluetooth function won't work whole playing mp3's on your 7000 model. is this true?
     
  18. method84 thread starter macrumors member

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    The bluetooth function works 100% for recieving calls. By that I mean stopping audio playback on your 3G when you recieve a call, dialing out, downloading phonebook contacts to the head unit, etc. However, you cannot stream your MP3's through the bluetooth function to listen to music if this is what the person you talked to was mentioning. With Bluetooth streaming, you wouldnt need to have any kind of cable hooked up to your 3G to listen to audio. Instead the Head Unit would play back music on your 3G through your wireless Bluetooth connection. It doesn matter which Head Unit you buy, The 3G will not support this function. Thats why you need to playback music via the USB connection on the Head Unit using your sync cable. The Pioneer P7000BT does everything that the 3G is Capable of though otherwise (bluetooth calling/receiving, Control 3G Audio through Head Unit Controls,Charge, etc.).
     
  19. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    He basically told me that the the bluetooth is disabled while playing mp3's via the usb cable which doesn't make sense. I also really like the 8000BT model, but nobody over here has it in stock. I found some online retailers selling this unit for only $250 brand new.
     
  20. method84 thread starter macrumors member

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    what he told you isnt true at all. The best way to see what fits is your car is by using crutchfield.com's site. Basically when it comes to head units the sizes are Din (like mine) or double-din (the 8000 model). So you depending on your car you may have to get a smaller din unit.
     
  21. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    my question is this. let's say I don't care about bluetooth and I end up using the DEH-P4000UB unit. what would happen if I get a call? the call won't come in or it will come in but I would just have to pick up my iPhone with my hand to speak. As I said I don't really care about bluetooth or talking hands-free.
     
  22. angrygolfer macrumors 6502

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    I also have this setup (minus the sirius) but if you are not using the bluetooth for calls its goin to function the same way as it does when you have headphones plugged in. The music will fade out. You can answer your call from the phone itself without unplugging the usb cable.

    The 7000 model allows you to switch between using the head unit to control the iPhone or control directly from the iphone. I experience some issues when using the head unit. I contacted pioneer and they told they do not support the iPhone. It works fine when I have it switched to being controlled from the iPhone itself. I am extremely impressed with the bluetooth phone capability. I am very surprised at how good it is.
     
  23. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    I never use headphones. So just to clarify if I buy the DEH-P4000UB unit w/out bluetooth and a call comes in the music will fade out and I would pick it up. if that's the case that's what i am looking for. I wonder if I bring my phone and usb cable in the store and have them plug it in, play a mp3 file and then i would use a different cell phone to call my # if that work the same way in the store. hmmmm

    also I have the AOL radio app on my iPhone which streams live radio, music, etc....will that also work on this DEH-P4000UB unit? or is it just for mp3's off of my iPhone's Ipod library? have you tried this yet?
     
  24. angrygolfer macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure about that but when I leave for work this morining I'll fire up Pandora (since thats the one I use) and see if it works.
     
  25. dinosaur1 macrumors regular

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    ok let me know, thanks
     

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