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I've had this Pioneer AVH-X8500bhs in my Jeep approximately 8 months. Bought it new for $600, asking $440 OBO shipped. Top of the line Pioneer Double DIN DVD receiver. I've been extremely happy with it, I just upgrade my car stereos every year and the wife wants to move to a NAV unit. Looks great in the Jeep dash and loaded with features. Some of the key things that are important for a Wrangler: Removable face plate for security when you leave the top off, back up camera ready, bluetooth, integrates with iPhone and Android for both native music and App mode with mirroring so you can run a number of navigation apps, music apps, etc. I have the original box, all the connectors, remote, microphone, Metra double Din dash kit. You will need to supply the APP mode wiring (std HDMI cable and Apple Lightning Digital AV cable) and PAC steering wheel adapter for your system. Here is the factory description of the head unit:

ENTERTAINMENT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

The AVH-X8500BHS multimedia DVD receiver features a beautiful 7" WVGA motorized touchscreen display, Pioneer's own MIXTRAX™ technology, built-in Bluetooth® for hands-free calling and audio streaming, an HD Radio™ tuner, SiriusXM ready, and AppRadio Mode for iPhone® and select Android™ devices.. The updated and innovative user interface makes direct operation of the unit stress-free by eliminating complicated layered selection displays, so access to desired functions is smoother and simpler than ever. A variety of multimedia options ensures that you will be properly entertained. Customizable audio and video functions make it easy to suit your mood.KEEP THE PARTY GOING!

MIXTRAX is an innovative Pioneer technology that creates a non-stop mix of your music library complete with a range of DJ-inspired effects. Drawing from Pioneer’s rich DJ heritage with our passion for music,MIXTRAX delivers a unique DJ infused listening experience to listeners in the car. MIXTRAX takes the music from an iPod, iPhone, or USB device and plays it back with added transitions and effects, creating a virtual DJ inside the AVH-X8500BHS .

MIXTRAX works by first having the MIXTRAX PC software automatically analyze a track’s BPM, bar, beat position, vocal position and mood, then adds the analyzed data to the music file. The AVH-X8500BHS reads the embedded MIXTRAX data from your audio device as you enjoy precise, full featured non-stop mixes in your vehicle complete with album art that dances to the beat!. You can also experience MIXTRAX as an app for the iOS devices and using AppRadio Mode to control the MIXTRAX app through the receiver's touchscreen display.

For more information please visit MIXTRAX | Pioneer.

Stay safe and obey local hands-free laws with built-in Bluetooth (HFP). With Secure Simple Pairing, you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-X8500BHS without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.

If you have a compatible audio player device that also features built-in Bluetooth, you have the ability to wirelessly stream (A2DP) and control audio (AVRCP) to the receiver.

MORE MUSIC. MORE STATIONS. MORE FEATURES. DIGITAL SOUNDS. NO SUBSCRIPTION.

The AVH-X8500BHS features a built-in HD Radio tuner allows you to enjoy your radio in an all-new way. With HD Radio, you can listen to the radio in the same unmatched fidelity as your digital music. Your FM stations now with CD-quality sound, AM stations now with FM-quality sound, and crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. It offers new extra local FM channels so you can enjoy more music, news, and sports – All 100% subscription FREE!

For a complete list of HD Radio stations currently broadcasting in the United States or to learn more about HD Radio Technology please visit HD Radio.

YOUR FAVORITE STATIONS WHEREVER YOU GO, WHEREVER YOU ARE

The AVH-X8500BHS is SiriusXM Ready so you can listen to commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment, comedy, news, traffic, weather, and more!. Simply connect the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (SXV200V1) to the dedicated port on the rear of the receiver and control and enjoy satellite radio without additional translators or cables. Features like Tune Start, Tune Scan, Replay, and iTunes® Tagging will be available on the receiver. The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (SXV200V1) is sold separately. Also, a subscription to SiriusXM Radio is required.

To learn more or to purchase the tuner, please visit SiriusXM.

THE CONNECTED CAR

With AppRadio Mode, Pioneer has taken the technology from our revolutionary, game-changing AppRadio™ and placed it in the AVH-X8500BHS so you can experience control of compatible apps directly on your dash! When connected to an iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, or compatible Android smartphone with the correct interface cable (sold separately) and loaded with Pioneer's free AppRadio application, you can enjoy full on-screen access and control of your contacts, calendar, maps, and more! The intuitive interface is formatted and designed specifically for safer in-vehicle operation. Pioneer has teamed up with app providers to offer compatibility with many of today’s most popular in-vehicle apps, while also developing an expanding catalog of compatible apps for future features and functions that can be easily and seamlessly added

Note: iPhone 5 compatibility requires the purchase of the CD-IH202 interface cable kit (sold separately), Apple® Lightning Digital AV adapter (sold separately), and Apple Lightning to USB cable (sold separately).

For more information please visit Products | Pioneer Electronics USA.

A BETTER-THAN-EVER LISTENING EXPERIENCE

Pandora is personalized internet radio that is designed to help you discover new music that you'll love mixed in with music that you already know. With the AVH-X8500BHS, you can enjoy superior sound quality and full control of the Pandora experience in your car directly from the touchscreen display of the receiver. You are able to give tracks "thumbs up" or "thumbs down," bookmark a song so you can purchase it later, easily switch between your personalized radio stations, and view full track data and album art.

In-dash control for Pandora is compatible with iPhone or Android devices. Simply download the free Pandora Radio app to your iPhone or Android device and connect it to the AVH-X8500BHS using the correct interface cable (sold separately) and take your music to the next level.

For more information and to sign up for a free account please visit Pandora Internet Radio - Listen to Free Music You'll Love.

USB DIRECT CONTROL FOR iPOD®/iPHONE®

Pioneer's AVH-X8500BHS is ready to roll with direct connectivity to your iPod® or iPhone® for music and video via an optional USB interface cable depending on your iOS device (sold separately). Song, artist, time and album information are beautifully displayed on the 7" touchscreen. Powerful searching tools such as Link Play and Alphabet Search to help you find content faster. The system's wired USB connection provides direct digital signal transfer from the device for clean, clear sound while providing 1 amp of current to keep your iPod®/iPhone® charged

Dual rear USB ports allow connection of 2 compatible USB devices so you will never run out of source options. For example, you can connect an iPod to USB1 and a compatible USB hard disk drive to USB2.

NAVIGATION READY

Easily upgrade to navigation with the addition of the AVIC-U250 add-on navigation system. This versatile hideaway unit allows you you to switch to navigation mode with the touch of a button. Get to your destination by inputting an address or search through the POI library while enjoying whatever source is currently playing.

DUAL ZONE ENTERTAINMENT

The AVH-X8500BHS allows rear seat passenger to enjoy audio or video content on additional rear seat monitors and headphones, even while the front passenger and driver listen to audio from other sources or operate navigation functions simultaneously.

CUSTOMIZE IT

Select among five (Blue/Red/Amber/Green/Violet) colors for the display and 112 different colors to match unit illumination to your vehicle's interior lighting. Also choose from several background images to suit your mood.

OTHER FEATURES

Built-In MOSFET 50W x 4 Amplifier
3 Sets of Hi-Volt RCA Preouts (4V) for System Expansion
8-Band Graphic Equalizer
SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot
HDMI Input
Auto EQ (CD-MC20 required)
Sonic Center Control
Advanced Sound Retriever
Rear View Camera Input
Advanced Touch Slide Operation
Wired Remote Input
Included Remote Control
 

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A couple people have IM'd asking my bottom line on this head unit. I will go $400 shipped or just keep the Head Unit. Thanks to all that have asked.
 

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A couple people have IM'd asking my bottom line on this head unit. I will go $400 shipped or just keep the Head Unit. Thanks to all that have asked.
Getting ready to go on a trip and GPS would be nice. I'd be wiling to go $370 shipped on this double DIN top of the Line Pioneer DVD deck. Thanks
 

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Does the wiring harness come with the radio
 
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