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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Pioneer AppRadio 3 (SPH-DA210) Review: Some Things Old, Some Things New!

AppRadio Mode on the AppRadio 3 (SPH-DA210)
NOTE*** (Additions to this Review): Thanks to one of our readers I have to mention the following.
GPS Voice Commands: GPS voice commands like "Give me directions to…" work fine with AppRadio 3. Additions have been made to this Review below too.

I posted a few unboxing pictures of Pioneer's latest AppRadio 3 (SPH-DA210) a few days ago. Pioneer USA sent me this unit for review along with the connection kits and I've been using it since. Here is my complete initial review of the device after using it over the last week.

Packaging:
The AppRadio 3 (SPH-DA210) model I received is the CD/DVD drive model. It comes packaged in Pioneer's standard illustrative box which has features, specs and other such information labeled on it.

AppRadio 3 (SPH-DA210) Packaging
What's Included:
The following items will be included with your purchase:
1. AppRadio 3 head unit
2. Power cord
3. GPS Antenna
4. Microphone
5. HDMI cable holder
6. User manuals

What's in the box
Installation:
I had an AppRadio 2 installed in my car before so replacing that with AppRadio 3 was rather simple. The existing Metra dash kit worked perfectly with this device. Even the existing connecting cables didn't require replacement.

My AppRadio 2 had the CD-IH202 kit connected to it, which includes the Pioneer USB cable and an HDMI cable. In addition I had Apple's Lightning Digital AV Adapter and my own Lightning USB cable supplied with my iPhone 5.

Same AppRadio 2 cables work for AppRadio 3
To connect the AppRadio 3 all I had to do is connect the same Pioneer USB cable and HDMI cable to the head unit. The same kit works for both AppRadio 3 and AppRadio 2. I even used the same Microphone, GPS antenna, Vehicle Antenna and my existing sub-woofer cables. This saved me the trouble of having to run new cables through my car's dash and center consoles.

It is important to note that cable kits vary for the type of phone you have. I have an iPhone 5 so this requires the CD-IH202 kit (or any HDMI cable and Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter). Android users will need Pioneer's CD-AH200C App Connectivity Kit. If your Android phone is MirrorLink compatible you will need Pioneer's CD-MU200 kit.

Note: The USB cable that originates from inside the AppRadio 3 should be used when connecting an Android device. Look below:



Pioneer has online manuals on how to install your device on its website.

First Boot Up:
On the first boot up you are greeted by the standard warning message. Click OK and it shows up AppRadio 3's new interface. The font is different from AppRadio 2 and there is a new Bluetooth icon. The backup camera button in the upper right corner is not there anymore but has been replaced with a Call button which takes you to the Phone menu.

AppRadio 3 Homescreen
Swiping over the icons at the bottom shows up additional feature icons. These include the new "Disc" and "Rear View" icons. In fact now you can swipe anywhere on the screen (not only over the icons themselves) to toggle between these menu icons rows.

If the device if left untouched for a few minutes it kicks in a demo mode which has a couple of pictures show up on the screen showing a few AppRadio features. This only showed up after the first boot though. I haven't been able to get these demo images to show up after that.

AppRadio 3 Demo images on first boot
Adjusting The Clock:
With AppRadio 2 tapping anywhere on the clock would show up the clock adjust buttons. With AppRadio 3 you have to long press the seconds colon to be able to adjust the clock and day of the week. And when I say long press I mean long press (at least for 3 whole seconds). When I tried it the first couple of times I wasn't holding down my finger long enough.

Bluetooth Pairing:
Pairing your phone with AppRadio 3 via Bluetooth is easy. Just open the Bluetooth menu on your phone and wait for it to discover AppRadio 3. From there just click on the discovered device and you're done. No code needed!

Button Bar & Display:
There is a new "Eject" button on the left end of the button bar. The rest of the buttons are the same as AppRadio 2; Volume and Home buttons, and Menu and Back buttons (for Android).

'Menu' and 'Back' buttons are for Android only
The Display is the same 7-inch 800x480 WVGA display with capacitive touchscreen as the one found in AppRadio 2. The new font gives that new look to the device. There are four different default backgrounds to choose from. Using any background other than the default dark one makes the font look smudgy though. The other backgrounds are a light gray, blue and orange themed. You can still choose your own wallpaper background though through the AppRadio app on your phone.

Default Wallpapers
Call Mode:
A new "Phone" icon appears on the top right corner of the homescreen. Clicking this takes you to the Call menu. From here you can view recent call lists, dialer and your phonebook. Call mode is the same as in AppRadio 2.

Settings Menus:
The menus are a lot similar to the AppRadio 2 menu. There is a new "Disc" menu available now. It is accessible only when a disc is inserted. In the menus you can toggle various settings and functionalities.

Radio:
Radio features have stayed the same in AppRadio 3 as in AppRadio 2.

AppRadio Mode:
When connected to a smartphone the Apps icon lights up on the homescreen. Clicking this takes you to AppRadio Mode where you can use various AppRadio compatible apps. The App Launch Alert warning shows up on both the AppRadio 3 and the smartphone. There is also the same safety warning as in AppRadio 2 asking you to cycle through the emergency brake in order to be able to use AppRadio mode.

The iHeartAuto app in AppRadio Mode
AppRadio Mode works the same way as before. I didn't notice anything different from AppRadio 2. Whatever AppRadio compatible apps you have installed on your smartphone show up in AppRadio Mode.

If an MirrorLink enabled smartphone is connected the the AppRadio 3 the "Apps" icon changes to a "MirrorLink" icon. AppRadio Mode can be accessed by clicking on this.

Bluetooth Streaming:
This is my favorite new feature in AppRadio 3. After pairing your phone via Bluetooth you can click the Bluetooth button on the homescreen to launch the media player. The AppRadio 3 automatically starts playing music from your phone via Bluetooth.

I like this feature because now if you only plan on playing music from your phone in your car you don't have to connect it to the AppRadio using the cable. If Bluetooth is turned "On" on your phone then it connects to the head unit as soon as the car is turned on. You can start listening to music even with the phone in your pocket.

Disc Playback:
The new "Eject" button on the button bar brings up a couple of options. One of them is to slide down the display to reveal the disc slot. There are two other buttons on the screen which can be used to adjust screen tilt (explained below). On inserting a compatible CD or DVD in the disc slot you need to press the "Eject" button again to close the screen. The disc will start playing after the screen closes.

These buttons appear when pressing "Eject"
Compatible music files are MP3s, WMA and AAC files. You can have Folders if using an MP3 disc, for example. A Search icon in the top right corner of the screen helps browse the disc.

Video playback starts automatically on inserting a video disc. Clicking anywhere on the screen brings up the video playback menu which has buttons like Pause/Play, Stop, Skip Back or Forward along with Menu, Top Menu, Repeat, Aspect Ratio and other commonly found functions.


Screen fully open for inserting discs
Screen Tilt:
This is another new function only found in the SPH-DA210 model. On clicking the "Eject" button on the button bar there are two screen tilt buttons that appear on the AppRadio 3 screen. These buttons allow you to adjust screen tilt between five different tilt angles for better viewing. This is especially useful when using the AppRadio 3 during daytime when reflections on the screen can make viewing the display difficult.

Screen Tilt
When opening and closing the screen the AppRadio 3 remembers your screen tilt setting. The screen returns to your previously adjusted angle after closing.

Voice Commands:
Voice control has been one of the new functions that Pioneer has used to market AppRadio 3. Depending on what smartphone you use, long pressing the home button on the head unit brings up the voice menu; Siri in case of an iOS device, Google voice for Android.

Voice command menu pops up on long pressing the home button
Although voice commands work well at certain commands, there are a few issues. A full list of AppRadio 3 issues is listed below.

AppRadio 3 Pros/Advantages:
Here's a list of things I like about Pioneer's latest AppRadio:

1. Bluetooth streaming eliminates the need to have your phone connected the the AppRadio if you're only listening to music. Now only if Apps could also be run this way!

2. Voice commands work even over Bluetooth. You can use common iPod commands when using an iPhone.
***Additions: Call and GPS commands work too.

3. AppRadio 3 seems to be a little snappier than AppRadio 2. The firmware is probably lighter because from the specifications it seems like the same processor is running the new generation device. Hopefully a firmware upgrade for AppRadio 2 can add some of the newer functions to that device.

4. Adjusting screen tilt angle is also quite useful.


AppRadio 3 Cons/Issues:
Here are some of the issues I found:

1. Launch Warning: Pioneer needs to do away with the AppRadio app launch warning. On clicking the Apps icon on the AppRadio 3 these warnings show up on both, the AppRadio 3 as well as the smartphone (iPhone 5 in my case).

The launch warning also keeps showing up every time you're done using voice commands. This can be really annoying.

2. Bluetooth Streaming: When using Bluetooth streaming, album artwork doesn't show up. Also, I couldn't get the Shuffle and Repeat buttons to light up on clicking. The functions do seem to work though. There were also instances when the music would stutter but I think this is an issue with Bluetooth streaming in general. The 'Search' button is missing too. So there is no way of browsing your music library while streaming on the AppRadio 3.

Bluetooth Streaming
3. Voice Commands: Cars are noisy so sometimes voice commands don't work correctly. The bigger issue, however, is that you can only use iPod commands like Skip, Shuffle, Play etc and commands like "read my last message" or "Call". When trying to launch an App using voice commands, for example, Siri says "Sorry. To ensure your safety your vehicle won't let me help you with that right now".

Another thing I noticed was when a new song starts playing after issuing a voice command it doesn't start from the beginning. It seems like the song has already started playing in the background but you don't start hearing it until a couple of seconds after. The voice menu takes a few seconds to disappear from the screen.

I was only able to try voice commands with my iPhone. I'm not sure how they work when using an Android device.

***Additions: Although GPS commands work fine with AppRadio 3 there is one issue I have. If you are in AppRadio mode when giving a "Give me directions to…"  command, the Maps app launches (on iPhone 5). The app displays on the AppRadio 3 but touch commands can't be used. Also, you need to have your phone in landscape mode for the app to display on the entire AppRadio 3 screen and makes it difficult to see. I usually have my phone mounted right next to my AppRadio 3 facing me so I use the phone's display itself to get directions. You can have apps like Pandora displayed on the AppRadio 3 during navigation.

4. Cable Kits: No cable kits are included with AppRadio 3. All kits have to be purchased additionally. If you already had an AppRadio 2 or AppRadio 1 though, existing cables can be used with AppRadio 3.

CD-IH202 is needed for connecting an iOS device (separate purchase)
5. Eject Button: I found myself hitting the Eject button by mistake when trying to lower the volume a couple of times. This is because the button is located on the extreme left end of the button bar, right where the volume down button used to be on AppRadio 2. This is a minor issue though.

6. Mix Menu: On pressing any one of the two volume buttons, a "Mix" menu shows up. This is used to toggle between audio sources available. For example, if you had the radio running in the background before launching AppRadio mode, you can have your radio playing simply by clicking it in the Mix menu. However, for some reason, my subwoofer would not work when toggling between audio sources in the Mix menu.

Mix Menu
7. Music Playback Interruption: If you plug in your phone to the AppRadio 3 with the cable while it's streaming music over Bluetooth, the music cuts out. Sometimes a different track starts playing on connecting the cable.

8. Fingerprints: AppRadio head unit screens continue to be fingerprint magnets. Every touch leaves a mark on the screen. You have to have a lint-free cloth handy in your car to clean the screen every once in a while.

Certain apps like Apple Maps are still not fully compatible; Touch inputs are not allowed
Price: The AppRadio 3 (SPH-DA210) is priced at $499 if purchased directly from Pioneer. Lower prices may be found at other retailers. A cheaper non-disc model (SPH-DA110) priced at $399 is also available.

Hopefully most of the issues mentioned above can be fixed with firmware updates. I will continue to update and give feedback about AppRadio 3. So keep checking back for the latest. ARWReview

89 comments :

  1. Well there goes the argument of using Siri in car.

    The big advantage with Siri would be to tell it to find an address in the GPS app and take me there. Without that voice command I still would have to enter the address with keyboard.

    To just use it for choosing a song or making a call is quite limiting.

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    1. Hey. Thanks for pointing that out. I completely overlooked checking that feature out. The "Give me directions" commands work fine. I am adding a note to the review about this.

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    2. iOS 7 adds additional Siri Eyes Free and should add more in car functionality. We can hope that makes this feature more useful as Apple is looking to add more Siri functionality along with a number of new cars in 2014 being compatible with Siri Eyes Free.

      http://www.apple.com/ios/siri/

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    3. Also, activating Siri directly from the phone bypasses any Siri Eyes-Free restrictions.

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  2. Im after being able to use both iphone 5 and ipod nano 7 with this headuint, Obviously i'll have the hdmi/lightning adapter so can i plug both ipod and iphone into this and be able to get music playback. That way i can just use the ipod regularly and then the iphone if i need navigation etc

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  3. How long does it take to link the iphone up to play music each time you get in the car? Thanks

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    1. I'd say between 5 to 10 seconds. It works really well.

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  4. how is the sensitivity of the touchscreen? anywhere close to an iphone touchscreen, or similar to an older Garmin GPS unit? (the latter is my hunch, but would like to know for sure)...also, is it possible/easy to just mirror the iphone 5 screen on the appradio and control the phone right on Appradio...ie. flipping through apps and home screen, etc?

    Thanks!

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    1. Have you ever played with a Nintendo DS or 3DS? It's closer to that.

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  5. Is there any way to get the Samsung Galaxy 3 to connect with AppRadio3. Currently the S3 is not on Pioneer's Android compatibility list.

    Thanks!

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    1. What carrier do you have? Sprint pushed the kitkat upgrade for this phone but verizon hasn't. That's straight from a real person I spoke to from Samsung. Further validated with a real person from Verizon.

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  6. The thing that sux bug time about this thing though, is that it's missing so many great features that many of the mid to top-end head-units have.

    I just wish Pioneer would stop playing silly games & allow the FULL phone/head-unit interfacing utility in this device into it's mid to top-end units. For folks that want a more limited (but cheaper) car head-unit, they can buy this.

    For those who want something that has the functionality of this, but also many other things that are important for a head-unit, then they can buy slightly to much pricier (but more well-rounded) head-units from their AVH & AVIC range!

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  7. So what's stopping Pioneer on updating the AppRadio 2 to have the software of the 3? Pure greed? Is not like the expect us to upgrade out head unit as it were a phone.

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  8. Will the GPS work in another contry like Brazil? WOuld I have to download maps from there?

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    1. Depends on the GPS app you'll use.

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  9. Pioneer needs to update the OS so the time is always displayed no matter which app you are using, having time being displayed is a big necessity on things like this.

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    1. Uh, your car doesn't have a clock? You don't wear a watch? You don't have a phone? You don't want one of these then.

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  10. Does the AppRadio 3 still have the same crappy default maps app?

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  11. Just installed App Radio 3, I can only use the radio and bluetooth. However i want to connect my phone directly to the unit, i bought the cord and plugged it in, it charges however i cannot access the music even though it's plugged in. Help!!!!!

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    1. You have to have three cables to connect an iPhone 5 to AppRadio 2/3.
      1) USB to Lightening cable (to go from AppRadio to the HDMI adapter)
      2) Lightening to HDMI adapter
      3) HDMI Cable (to go from AppRadio to the HDMI Adapter)

      The Apple Lightening HDMI adapter has a female Lightening and female HDMI ports on one side, and a male Lightening cable on the other side.

      This means the Lightening cable charges the phone
      The HDMI outputs the Audio/Video
      All communication/commands are sent via BlueTooth (so need to be paired)

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    2. I just put in the SPH-DA110 AppRadio. It pairs with an iPhone4S. The BT connectivity is fine.

      Connected with the special proprietary Pioneer USB/HDMI - 30 pin iPhone cable (Pioneer CD-IU201N), and with the AppRadio apps are downloaded to the phone it still doesn't seem to activate App functionality on the head-unit. Am I missing something? So far this isn't turning out any better than a $150 head unit with BT.

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    3. Worked it out, one must, with the phone unplugged, switch in settings on the AppRadio, FROM "Digital A/V" to "Other" THEN plug the Phone in, and iPod, Apps, Pandora all light right up.

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    4. Can you confirm this with a pic or a video? If this works it will be a breakthrough!

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    5. Yes, here is the link, http://youtu.be/xtZxqko6dIc

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    6. Yes, I thought I submitted this yesterday, but I guess it glitched. I do have a video for this http://youtu.be/xtZxqko6dIc

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  12. How much functionality does AppRadio 2 or 3 have when you Do Not use your phone with it? I have a Droid Razr Maxx which I may or may not have with me all the time.

    Can you still pick up local radio stations, play MP3's from an iPod touch, connect to a bluetooth OBD2 adapter to use Torque, and use Google Maps for navigation? You mentioned that the unit has a GPS antenna so would that allow accurate navigation without a phone attached?

    Thanks for any info you might be able to offer. Looking for an InDash touch screen and would rather get a name brand device instead of an "imported" model from eBay and then try to hack it to get the functionality I'm after.

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    1. Without a phone attached it only works as a Radio.

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    2. You should be able to at least use the DVD player for Audio or Video playback without the phone on the DVD model. (can you?) Mine is on order so I guess I'll find out. I'm always with my phone 24/7 so shouldn't be a problem either way.

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    3. @Jon You're right. You should be able to use disks without the phone.

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  13. Thanks for the replies!

    I was leaning towards the 110 instead of the 210 because I really don't think I'll have a need for CD's/DVD's in my particular case. Unless, of course, I can't connect an iPod to the head unit.

    If I can get radio and connect an ipod touch, I'd be happier than I am with what I have now. (stock Monsoon single CD) If I can also manage to connect a Bluetooth OBD2 and run Torque on the head unit that would seal the deal for me and I'll order an AppRadio 3. Does ARLiberator help me out any with my "wish list" or is the phone the Golden Ticket to get what I'm after??

    Can somebody shed a little more light on what can/can't be done with these units or point me to a good online resource that would help somebody new to the AppRadio market?? Don't mind diggin'...just need to be pointed in the right direction.

    Thanks.

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  14. I am happy with this radio and would recommend it to people wholike all of the features that it comes with. I installed the GPS unit on the crossbar in the dash instead of on the dash or body. I think pioneer can make it easier for the not so tech savvy people, and I am sure they will with updates.

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  15. When you put your car in reverse and the video camera come on does mirror link cut out music or restart your navigation u just plugger in? Is it a flawless transition?

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  16. after install yesterday it does not see my droid device. Galaxy S3. I used the CD-AH200C adapter kit. hdmi from unit to hdmi on mhl adapter. micro usb to micro usb on power supply box. setting on unit to 'others'. nuthun!! does anyone know if I need a different down load on my phone besides Appradio? or if I need to change hook up to 'hdmi' from unit to hdmi-11 pin micro usb to 11 pin to 5 pin converter from Samsung?

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    1. I have the exact same issue. I however didn't use the power box.

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    2. For s3 owners, you must purchase the EPL-3FHUBEGSTA. Buy it from Amazon...I am not happy about all of the things you must buy for this dang radio to recognize my GS3...pioneer is better than this!

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    3. GS3 and on (GS4, Note 2/3) use non-standard MHL pinouts, nothing to do with Pioneer... Need the 5-pin to 11-pin adapter.

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  17. I have ordered this stereo and had it shipped to the UK, DVD region is now a problem. Didn't think of that. Any way around this?

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  18. Hi, this may sound like a stupid question but can you control your music from the headunit when streaming via bluetooth, like next track etc? Thanks

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  19. yes I have my phone in my pocket and it streams music Bluetooth wise and I can press the buttons on the head unit to skip to next track.

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  20. will the old ipods work with these units, i can plug in my iphone 5 but my wife wants to leave her old 2nd or 3rd gen ipod nano (before the touch was out) using the iphone 4 cable. Does that work?

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  21. Everytime my phone is connected the app radio won't let me touch the screen to control apps. The x and hand sign comes up. How can be able to connect phone and just start touching appradio instead of having to navigate through with the phone??????

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  22. Everytime my phone is connected the app radio won't let me touch the screen to control apps. The x and hand sign comes up. How can be able to connect phone and just start touching appradio instead of having to navigate through with the phone??????

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    1. Do you have the AppRadio app installed? You have to launch that app first which will allow you touch controls.

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  23. Do you know if you can have the HDMI connected (for an Android device) and the iPod cable and run both types of devices?

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    1. No, in order to work full functionality you need BT/HDMI and Lightning cables active.

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  24. Hi, does the handsfree work without cables?

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  25. I know this is a stupid question, but with the new laws coming in January. ... my main concern is to make calls via Bluetooth....is that an option with this phone?

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  26. yes, from the head unt you can select your contacts list and view previous calls

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  27. Hello, wanted to know if you play music on a USB connecting (USB flash memory)???? or only the usb input connects a phone?
      thanks

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  28. can you control the music and all apps with phone connected through bluetooth or does the phone have to be connected to the head unit?

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  29. cannot connect my phone (samsung S3) via bluetooth, gives me the error "memory is full" anybody knows whats wrong?

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    1. i have the same problem with iphone !!! help someone ?

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  30. Cant use my.mirror link on.my galaxy s4 when.i.plug the.phone.show the mirrorlink option but gos on nd of everytime i use it nd it says driverlink.stop unfortunatly i.do have the.gs4 adaptrr

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  31. I have an evo 3d connected with the ac200 pack, hdmi from head to mhl, usb from head to mhl, mhl to phone, when selecting apps the warning screen pops up and thats it. the ok button doesnt light up. it work on initial start up after power was disconnected. i bypassed the parking brake circuit by connecting it to ground. help anyone?

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    1. This HU doesn't work by just connecting the parking brake to the ground like other HUs.
      What you need is a bypass relay module like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221298851936?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
      Or a toggle switch.

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  32. The best part would have to be that the GPS wont work unless your parking break is up. What good is that?

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  33. Can anyone please tell if this unit has an AV-Out for screens at the back?

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    1. No it does not, and it doesn't have an AV-In so if you had a TV-tuner you cannot use it anymore, it does have a rear camera input. Overall it is a great unit 4 out of 5.

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    2. I wonder if you can input video from an outside source through any of the ports, such as HDMI Etc. I guess it could be rigged via the back up camera input. I wish Apple would develop a head unit so things would 'Just Work'.

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  34. i've just bought this and have a couple of issues i'm after some help with - the volume between the radio (about 6 or 7 is fine) is hugely different to playing music from my phone (needs to be about 35!!) so when i switch to radio to catch the news it nearly blows my speakers! what can i do to sort this?
    also i now have my S3 attached by HDMI but before spending out on a new ipod, can someone tell me if i can stream from my glove-box'd ipod and have Waze running from my phone as the radio stops playing as soon as i launch apps mode

    thanks in advance!

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    1. did you get this working? i have just purchased the new touch and whilst i can control the play lists etc, i get no audio from the ipod...

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    2. did you manage to get this working? i have just purchased the new gen touch and cant get any audio from the ipod - i can control it fine, see playlists etc. VERY annoying at the mo!

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  35. Anyone please tell me... is theconnnector for the sph210 the same for the X8500bhs??.. im thinking about swapping radios.. thanks in advance

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  36. I just bought the SPH-DA210, I am kind of confused on all the things I need. I have the Note 3, and I also have the Note 2 (rooted with CM11). I basically would like to use AppRadio for the GPS and Pandora. Also have videos from my phone stream to it (if possible). With the Note 3 can I just use the Samsung MHL adapter, hdmi cord, and USB cord to do all of that. And is it the same with the Note 3.

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  37. Does anyone know if you can listen to music and have the navigation go at the same time? I have the pioneer AVH-X4500bt and i can not on that.

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  38. This model was introduced in summer 2013. Is there a new model coming out soon?

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  39. Can i install monitors via hdmi?

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  40. how can i remove the ATT (attenuate) i let my car borrow my car now the Att icon always shows up and lowers my volume . i try resetting it and it still shows up . i cant click on the music setting it closes down to home screen any help would be appreciated

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  41. hey guys i get a ATT icon everytime i touch anything on the screen (appradio 3 sph102) i reset the device and the ATT still shows up i cant even tap on the music setting since it takes me back to the home screen. any help?!

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  42. So i bought this hu sometime last year thinking it was compatible with my phone at the time (G2X LG9999). So i saved up some money to buy the sony z1s with mirror link and im all happy thinking everything is going to work. which it does not. I have a bypass on the head unit. Keeps saying communication error everytime i the mirrorlink is on. bluetooth wont connect it says it has too much memory. the head unit is updated.

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  43. again to all those that have this system......can you listen to music and have the navigation going, both at the same time?

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    1. have same question. would be nice if it could do more than jut one thin at a time. think it is lame if not able. pioneer fail!!!???

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    2. Yes, double click in the menu button for doing both at the same time

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  44. How long till this unit will work with the samsung galaxy s5. Kit kat 4.4

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  45. quiero conectar mi celular en pionner sph-da210 por medio de bluetooth y me pone memoria llena , que tengo que hacer?
    cualquier tipo de ipos se puede conectar a este estereo??

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    1. Mantén oprimido el botón opciones durante 5 segundos, luego en el menú se desplegaran otras opciones como liberar memoria y verificar la versión de Bluetooth

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  46. Is this compatible with the S5

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  47. I bought the SPHDA110 from the US as my country distributor says not coming here. Going to get local installer to do it, but some puzzles from me. I have all the pioneer kit for iphone 5 integration.
    1. Unit has a a USB cable at the back, is that for the rear
    Video camera?
    2. If not or if do not fit rear camera, can that be used for ipod input?
    3. Some web sites indicate you need to bypass the parking brake detection for certain apps to work in the head unit? Is this correct and do I need one of the EBay bypass gadgets?
    4. If I fit rear camera, does it auto show when engage Reverse gear or can/must I use a mode on head unit?

    Thank you in advance!

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  48. I have fitted this today everything is fine but sound issues

    Above volume 23 which is lower then half of the headunits volume..

    It cuts out slowly and the louder u make it the more cutting off noises it makes?

    Whats the problem and how to resolve this..

    Also what are the ways to play videos?

    Is it possible through youtube etc with iphone or something

    Is it video playback through USB removable disk?

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  49. Hey so i just got an i phone 6 plus and i want to pair the Bluetooth to my app radio but it says memory full. how do i delete my past phone to make space to link up my new phone? I would be thankful if you could reply asap! Thanks!

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  50. Como evitar el cable del freno de mano

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  51. My apps button will not work and idk how to fix it

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  52. can we change the icon order on the display? for instance have the radio on the far left(as is) then switch Bluetooth from to second page to the first page etc?

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  53. Horrible, I had 2 of them. Worked great for a while but just as bluetooth media and handsfree calling. but then gave out and would never connect or when it did there was just a loud ringing noise all the time. Way over priced for a product that is very limited for anything but Iphone.

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  54. ayer adquiri este appradio, pero no logro conectar el celular( samsung s4) y le enchufo un pendrive en la salida usb y no hace nada??? alguna ayuda

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  55. hoy instale y no puedo conectar samsung s4 .. y en la salida de USB le pongo un pendrive con mp3 y no hace nada?' ayudaa

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