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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS Firmware Update Makes Pandora Radio Unusable

A product overview about Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS on Crutchfield has highlighted a firmware update issue that's affecting this DVD receiver. The Pandora Radio app refuses to work with the latest firmware update. Precisely, audio playback and metadata display get disrupted. Read the following firmware update warning.

I am not sure if this warning is directly from Pioneer because I couldn't find it on Pioneer's website. Also, the time when this warning was posted or the firmware version involved is not exactly known. If you own this head unit I suggest refraining from updating the firmware until a mention to fix this Pioneer issue is made.

Source: Crutchfield


  1. It's an error on Crutchfield's site. There is no update even listed on the Pioneer website for the AVH-X8500BHS:

  2. Error is reported for the AVH-X5500BHS, which does have a firmware update.


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