Pioneer AVIC-HD1BT: show-off in-car sat-nav and entertainment system


With the current boom in car sat nav systems and getting as much entertainment into your vehicle as possible, you could go O.T.T and get the latest Pioneer satellite-navigation, entertainment and communication system installed.

It may be unpronounceable, but the AVIC-HD1BT is a serious piece of kit that is supposed to meet all of your navigation and entertainment needs:

  • Navigation in 26 countries
  • Bluetooth phone hands free kit
  • Traffic info receiver
  • Radio / MP3 CD player / DVD player
  • Hard disc music library – up to 160 hours and fully voice-selectable
  • Video input for rear-view camera
  • iPod controller (well of course)
  • Audio: MOSFET 50 W x 4 Amplifier
  • Makes hotel and restaurant reservations and phones ahead for take away food (just kidding)

Its 7 inch colour TFT screen handles all the action including route selection and display, iPod control,  and phone caller ID.

A serious piece of kit with a serious price – around £2,300. It certainly has some show-off power, though.

Andy Merrett
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