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Pioneer AVH-241EX

DVD receiver

Item # 130AV241EX

Pioneer offers a responsive touchscreen for easy access with Bluetooth and plenty of ways to enjoy your entertainment

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Pioneer offers a responsive touchscreen for easy access with Bluetooth and plenty of ways to enjoy your entertainment

Item # 130AV241EX

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About the Pioneer AVH-241EX

Dominic DeVito

A tremendous in-dash value

Pioneer makes it easy to transform your car's dash from "meh" to multi-purpose with this radio. The AVH-241EX DVD receiver's built-in Bluetooth® lets you stay in touch and stream your tunes and podcasts, while its 6.2" touchscreen puts a bevy of entertainment options right at your fingers. And for those who prefer to keep their hands off the screen while driving, Pioneer includes a wireless remote control to guide the action. 

A tremendous in-dash value

Pioneer makes it easy to transform your car's dash from "meh" to multi-purpose with this radio. The AVH-241EX DVD receiver's built-in Bluetooth® lets you stay in touch and stream your tunes and podcasts, while its 6.2" touchscreen puts a bevy of entertainment options right at your fingers. And for those who prefer to keep their hands off the screen while driving, Pioneer includes a wireless remote control to guide the action. 

Your smartphone companion

This receiver works with Pioneer's WebLink, so you can access select apps from your phone in a road-friendly manner through the AVH-241EX's display. And if you add Pioneer's Vozsis app to your smartphone, you can command Amazon Alexa through this receiver to pull up music, deliver weather reports, place orders, and do many other helpful tasks with your voice.

Bluetooth for wireless calls and streaming

With built-in Bluetooth, you'll make and take calls safely while keeping your hands on the wheel. And the included external mic ensures that whoever you call will hear you loud and clear. If you've got favourite streaming services or music files on your phone, you don't even have to plug in to listen to them through wireless audio streaming.

Enjoy your discs and other media

You've got options with this Pioneer. Play CDs or connect your audio device to the aux input. Or enjoy control over your iPhone® and Android™ phone via USB. You can watch movies and shows on DVD or as video files on a USB drive when the parking brake is engaged, or send the video output to optional rear-seat screens when you're mobile. And this radio can play your high-resolution FLAC files from a thumb drive, so you can take your favourite downloads on the road with you.

A sonic standout

The AVH-241EX rocks out with a powerful amplifier, supported by a versatile 13-band equalizer that tames the rough spots in your car's acoustics. You also get tweaks for listening position and time alignment, plus bass boost and source level adjustment. If you're looking for even more punch, connect an amp or powered sub to the preamp outputs and kick things up a notch.

Add a backup cam

You can also connect a rear-view camera to the AVH-241EX for an easier time backing in and out of parking spots.

You'll need a wired connection to your parking brake to access settings and other features on this receiver. Your parking brake must be connected and set in order to view video on its screen.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Smartphone note: If you're going to use your smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD receiver
    • 6.2" resistive touchscreen display
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features (see Details for info on compatibility):
    • works with WebLink for access to select apps through the receiver's display
    • Amazon Alexa voice control (Pioneer Vozsis smartphone app required)
    • built-in iPhone control via USB
    • built-in Android music control via USB
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays audio/video content from CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details tab for full capabilities)
    • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and WAV music files
    • plays high-resolution FLAC audio files up to 192kHz/24-bit
    • 13-band graphic equalizer with 7 preset EQ curves
    • inputs: front USB input, rear A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, and mono subwoofer)
    Other Information:
    • wired connection to parking brake required to access settings and other features on this receiver (the brake must be connected and set for video display)
    • internal amp (14 watts RMS CTA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # AVH-241EX

    What's in the box:

    • DVD receiver (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness (6.5' Parking brake wire)
    • Preout/AV harness
    • Remote control (CXE9605)
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery (installed in remote)
    • Microphone w/ visor-bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angled 2.5mm connector)
    • Two-sided tape
    • 6 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • 6 Counter-sunk ISO screws (M5 x 9mm)
    • Installation Manual
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty Sheet
    • "CAUTION" note

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (rear)
    USB Input Front
    USB Port Power 1.5A
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control Y
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano No
    Touch No
    iPhone 6 and newer
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 14 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS) N
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) N/A
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size 6.2
    Screen Type Basic (Resistive)
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 12 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, WAV
    High-res Playback FLAC (192kHz)
    The Pioneer AVH-241EX replaces these items:

    Product Research

    WebLink & Amazon Alexa
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc/USB/Tuner Functions
    Amp & Audio Section
    AV + Camera Connectivity
    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    WebLink & Amazon Alexa

    WebLink Cast (for iPhone & Android): Download the WebLink Host app (for Apple iOS 13.4+ or Android OS 7.0+) and connect your compatible iPhone (6S and newer) or Android smartphone via USB to mirror you compatible mobile device, plus access select apps such as YouTube, Yelp, and Zomato through the Pioneer AVH-241EX. The apps must be downloaded on your compatible mobile device and can then be accessed through the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen using the WebLink interface.

    • Mirroring: WebLink Cast allows you to mirror and control your compatible Apple iOS or Android OS device via the Pioneer AVH-241EX digital multimedia receiver. Your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged
    • MusicPlayer: WebLink's MusicPlayer allows you to access your Apple iOS or Android device'ss stored music for playback (content must be stored on the device and not the cloud). From the receiver's touchscreen, you can browse your phone's music library by Artist, Album, Genres, Playlist, or Songs. You can also search your music by typing in an artist's name or a song title (the vehicle's parking brake has to be engaged for this feature). In addition, you get playback controls such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, & Random/Repeat. The DVD receiver's screen will display song/artist/album information, along with album art.
    • VideoPlayer: WebLink's VideoPlay allows you to acccess your Apple iOS or Android device's stored video and photo library. Your video clips and photo images must be stored on the mobile device and not the cloud. Your vehicle's parking brake has to be engaged to view videos and photos.
    • YouTube: With WebLink, you can access YouTube (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 6.0+) and play videos on the Pioneer receiver's touchscreen monitor (your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged). You can select videos from a variety of categories or search by keyword(s).
    • ShoutCast: ShoutCast allows you to access and listen to a variety of internet radio stations from all over the world. You Can listen to the Top stations or browse stations by genre. You can also search for a station by typing in a keywoord (the vehicle's parking brake has to be engaged for this feature).
    • Yelp: Yelp (for Apple iOS 13.0+ and Android OS 7.0+) uses automated software to recommend the most helpful and reliable reviews for the Yelp community among the millions submitted. The software looks at dozens of different signals, including various measures of quality, reliability, and activity on Yelp. Let Yelp help you find the best Restaurants, Hotels, Automotive Service Centers, Banks, Shopping Malls, and more. Search by Category, Favorites, Distance, Point on the Map, or Keyword. A keyword search requires that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged.
    • Zomato: Zomato (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 6.0+) lets you search for and discover restaurants to eat out at or order in from. Browse through restaurant menus, photos, user reviews and ratings to decide where you want to eat, and use the map feature to guide you there.
    • Weather: The OpenWeatherApp lets you check today's weather forecast, as well as a 4 day weather forecast.
    • Compatible iPhone models include 12 Pro / 12 / 12 Mini, 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max, X / XR / XS / XS Max, 8 / 8+, 7 / 7+, 6S / 6S+, and SE (all running iOS 13.4 and up). Compatible Android smartphone models will vary and require Android OS 7.0 and up.
    • Once you have your device connected to the head unit and you have selected WebLink as the source, the WebLink app is not controllable from your Apple iOS or Android device. If you need to control the WebLink app from your smartphone, you will have to disconnect your phone's cable from the Pioneer receiver.
    • The WebLink app must be opened as the primary app on your phone. If you press the home button or go to access other apps on your phone, the WebLink apps will pause on the Pioneer receiver, until the WebLink app is the primary app again. WebLink will not work with the app only running in the background.
    • Some apps within WebLink will require that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged to operate certain functions & features of the application.

    Alexa Voice Control: WebLink also gives you access to Amazon's Alexa digital voice assistant. By downloading the Amazon Alexa app (for Apple iOS 11.0+ and Android OS 5.0+) and the Vozsis with Alexa app (for Apple iOS 9.0+ and Android OS 6.0+) in addition to the WebLink Host app (for Apple iOS 13.4+ or Android OS 7.0+) onto your compatible mobile device, you gain access to Amazon's Alexa digital voice assistant. You'll be able to ask Alexa to play music from compatible music apps (such as Amazon Music and Pandora), make calls from your contacts or to a business, check news and weather, control smart home devices, and more. In addition to a USB connection, you'll also need to pair and connect your Apple iOS or Android device via Bluetooth to the Pioneer receiver. Alexa will be accessed through the WebLink app and touchscreen on the Pioneer receiver.

    • Alexa cannot be accessed by simply saying "Alexa" like on some smart speaker devices; Alexa will be accessed through the WebLink app and touchscreen on the Pioneer receiver.
    • Alexa does not control source, menu, and other internal functions of the Pioneer receiver. Alexa only supports control of its compatible cloud-based services.
    • Pioneer does not guarantee compatibility with all Alexa features and may not support some Alexa voice control functions.

    Note: Compatible iPhone models include 12 Pro / 12 / 12 Mini, 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max, X / XR / XS / XS Max, 8 / 8+, 7 / 7 Plus, 6S / 6S+, and SE (all running iOS 13.4 and up). Compatible Android smartphone models will vary and require Android OS 7.0 and up.

    iPhone Music Playback: The Pioneer AVH-241EX's front-panel USB port can also be used to simply connect your Apple iPhone with Lightning connector (6 and newer) for music playback only. You'll need an Apple Certified Lightning-to-USB cable to connect your compatible iPhone to the AVH-241EX. The USB connection allows for audio playback of stored music, music apps, and other audio content. You can use the head unit to control playback functions such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, and Random/Repeat. You can also browse your music by category (playlist/song/artist/album/genre/etc.), In addition, the unit will display song/artist/album information (including album art). Your iPhone's battery will even be charged while connected via USB (5V/1.5A).

    • Compatible iPhone models include 12 Pro / 12 / 12 Mini, 11 / 11 Pro / 11 Pro Max, X / XR / XS / XS Max, 8 / 8+, 7 / 7 Plus, 6S / 6S+, 6 / 6+, and SE (all running iOS 12.0 and up).
    • You must indicate in the Pioneer receiver's menu that you are only using the iPhone for music playback and not WebLink.
    • Not compatible with iPod nano, iPod touch, older 30-pin Apple devices, and other Apple devices not listed above.

    Cellular & Data Plan Requirements: Access to WebLink and Amazon Alexa will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android device to connect to the Internet. Your compatible Apple or Android device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    Smartphone Charging: The Pioneer AVH-241EX will also charge (5V/1.5A) your Android smartphone or Apple iPod/iPhone device while connected via USB with the vehicle's ignition switch set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 4.2: The AVH-241EX is equipped with built-in Bluetooth version 4.2, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles -

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.6 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Pioneer AVH-241EX .

    Secure Simple Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the AVH-241EX without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. Up to 5 Bluetooth-compatible devices can be paired to this head unit. Once an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically links the head unit and device together.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The PioneerAVH-241EX supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the AVH-241EX provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The AVH-241EX allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the head unit's external microphone and your car audio speakers. During a conversation you can adjust the volume, as well as switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming phone call, the head unit will display the caller's information and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speakers. You can manually answer an incoming call or have the unit automatically answer the call.
    • Making A Call: The AVH-241EX offers a variety of ways to make call using the in-dash receiver.
      • Direct Dial & Redial: You can make a call by entering the phone number using the head unit's touchscreen keypad. You can also redial the last dialed number without entering the phone number.
      • Phone Book: The phone book (up to 1000 contacts) in your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone will be transferred automatically when the phone is paired to this unit. After finding the number you want to call in the phone book from the head unit, you can select the entry and make the call. If a lot of numbers are registered in the phone book, you can search for a phone number by the contact person's name alphabetically.
      • Call Log: The 80 most recent calls dialed, received, and missed are stored in memory. You can browse them and call numbers from these lists.
    Note: Advanced phone operations that require attention, such as dialing numbers on the touchscreen monitor or adjusting Bluetooth settings, are prohibited while driving. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to access these functions.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Pioneer AVH-241EX also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The head unit can stream music stored on your Bluetooth enabled device or music apps you have downloaded on your device. You can control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Fast Forward/Reverse, and Repeat/Random from the head unit. The unit will also display your stored music's and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (app must also support). Album Art is not supported.

    Note: When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call.

    Disc/USB/Tuner Functions

    Disc Playback: The AVH-241EX supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs with a variety of music and video files. The unit has a front-loading disc slot, so there is no faceplate to fold or slide down. You can insert or eject a disc with unit's power off, as long as your vehicle's switch is in the accessory or on position. The unit will not automatically begin playback when you insert a disc with the unit off; you'll need to power the unit on and select disc as the playback source.

    USB MSC Playback: The unit's front-panel USB (type-A) port allows you to connect a USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) device; such as a USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback & control of music, video, and photo files stored on your portable USB MSC device through the Pioneer AVH-241EX. Playback & search functions include Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track, Random/Repeat, and File/Folder List. The head unit will also display your USB device's stored music information - including Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song & Album title, as well as Album Art. USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver 's USB port (5V/1.5A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    • The head unit's USB port does not support USB hubs or USB card-readers.
    • Does not support Android MTP or AOA 2.0 protocols.

    Compatible Media Files: The Pioneer AVH-241EX supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or inserted USB device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/-RW/-R DL) USB (MSC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1 or 2, Romeo, Joliet, UDF FAT 16/32 or NTFS
    Playable File Types Audio

    MP3: 8-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    WMA: 8-320kbps; 32-48kHz
    AAC: 16-320kbps; 8-48kHz

    MP3: 8-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    WMA: 8-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    AAC: 16-320kbps; 8-48kHz
    WAV: 8 or 16-bt; 16-48kHz
    FLAC (High Resolution): 24-bit; 8-192kHz
    Video MPEG 1/2/4: 720 x 480/30 fps (4GB)
    AVI: 720 x 480/30 fps (4GB)
    AVI: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
    MPEG4: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
    MKV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
    MOV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
    FLV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
    WMV: 1920 x 1080/30fps (4GB)
    Photo N/A JPEG: 32 x 320 - 8192 x 7680
    32 x 320 - 720 x 576
    32 x 32 - 1920 x 936
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 1,300 total files/folders
    Song/Artist Info MP3 ID3 tags, WMA-tags, AAC-tags, FLAC-tags, & Album Art

    Note: Videos and Photos can only be viewed when the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.

    High Resolution Audio Playback: The Pioneer AVH-241EX receiver supports playback of high-resolution FLAC music files (up to 24-bit/192kHz) via USB. High-Resolution Audio is high-quality sound that exceeds CD standard. High-resolution audio captures and beautifully expresses all the details of your favorite music.

    Supertuner IIID AM/FM Tuner: The Supertuner IIID AM/FM tuner features Feed Forward Control, which avoids multi-path interference. This pre-detection of interference enables quick filter control and results in less distortion. In addition, the Supertuner IIID creates enhanced stereo during multi-path interference, unlike conventional tuners that collapse to mono. Digital processing reduces distortion, and improves Signal-to-Noise Ratio and stereo separation. Advanced analog technology improves signal processing sensitivity.

    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
    • BSM (Best Stations Memory): BSM lets you automatically store the six strongest stations under preset buttons 1-6 of the currently tuned band. The tuner has 3 FM banks and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for each bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
    • Local Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. There are 4 levels of sensitivity for FM and two levels for AM. The higher settings allow reception of only the strongest stations, while lower settings let you receive progressively weaker stations.

    Amp & Audio Section

    24-Bit/192kHz DAC: For superb quality audio playback from disc and USB, the Pioneer AVH-241EX is equipped with a 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter.

    MOSFET Internal Amplifier: The Pioneer AVH-241EX is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    • CTA-2006 Specs: 14 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Continuous Power Output: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 50Hz-15kHz, 5% THD)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (or 50 watts x 2 channels at 4 ohms + 70 watts x 1 channel at 2 ohms for subwoofer)
    Note: The power specifications for the AVH-241EX are compliant with the CTA-2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers.

    2V/5CH Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The Pioneer AVH-241EX features five 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Mono-Sub). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.

    High & Low Pass Crossovers: The AVH-241EX employs high pass and low pass crossovers to tailor the head unit to your connected speakers and subs. The head unit features a HPF (High Pass Filter) for its front & rear speaker-level or preamp outputs. The HPF's crossover frequency can be set to 25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz. The head unit features a LPF (Low Pass Filter) for its subwoofer preamp output. The LPF's crossover frequency can be set to 25, 31.5, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125, 160, 200, or 250 Hz.

    EEQ (Easy EQ) + 13-Band Graphic EQ: There are six stored equalizer curves which you can easily recall at any time. You can choose from - Powerful, Natural, Vocal, Super Bass, Flat, or Custom.. The Custom EQ modes allow you to manually adjust the level (+/- 12dB) of each band of the head unit's 13-band graphic equalizer (50, 80, 125, 200, 315, 500, 800, 1.25k, 2k, 3.15k, 5k, 8k, and 12.5k Hz).

    Bass Boost & Loudness: You can easily boost the subwoofer bass level by using the Bass Boost function. The Bass Boost feature allows you increase the subwoofer level from 0 to +12 dB. The Loudness function compensates for deficiencies in the low- and high-frequency ranges at low volume. You can set the Loudness to High, Mid, Low, or Off.

    AV + Camera Connectivity

    AV Input: The head unit has a rear-panel 3.5mm minijack AV input for connecting an external audio/video device. Your vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to view video on the receiver's touchscreen.

    Video Output: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor, such as rear headrest or overhead monitor (sold separately). The video output will display whatever image is being being displayed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor. This includes the warning "Video Is Disabled For Your Safety" when trying to watch video from the Disc player, AV input or USB port without the vehicle's parking brake engaged. You will need to engage the vehicle's parking brake to see video from these sources through the head units' video output.

    Note: WebLink is not supported by the video output.

    Rearview Camera: The AVH-241EX is equipped with a composite video rearview camera input for the addition of an optional backup camera (130NDBC8, sold separately). The unit does not support parking guidelines.

    • Auto View: The unit features a function that automatically switches to the rear camera image. When the vehicle's transmission is put in reverse, the screen automatically switches to the rear view camera (violet/white wire of the harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching). Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.2 seconds.
    • Camera View: There is also a Camera View mode which allows you to manually bring up the rearview camera image on the receiver's touchscreen monitor to check what is behind you while driving. You can leave the Camera View mode on if you want to see the rearview image at all times; for instance when towing a trailer.
    Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    Clear Resistive LCD Touchscreen: The Pioneer AVH-241EX features a 6.2" clear resistive LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 (RGB) x 480, for a total of 1,152,000 pixels. The clear resistive panel is designed to enhance the visibility of on-screen graphics and images, making them appear clear and crisp. The touchscreen display allows you to control this unit and a connected component such as an Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, Bluetooth phone, or USB mass storage class device. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system.

    • Background (Wallpaper): You can select between 3 preset background (wallpaper) images for the Menu screen and AV operation screen.
    • Picture Adjustments: You can store numerous video settings for the head unit's AV input and rearview camera; including brightness (adjusts the black intensity), contrast (adjusts contrast) color (adjusts color saturation), hue (adjust color tone), and Dimmer (adjusts brightness).

    Note: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the left edge of the screen. Control functions included Power, Volume Up, Volume Down, and Home Screen.

    Parking Brake Interlock: This unit has a parking brake interlock system that prohibits viewing of video programming and operating certain controls when the vehicle is in motion. In order to watch video on the in-dash monitor, the vehicle must be stopped with the parking brake engaged. The head unit's light green wire must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. The head unit's touchscreen will display a "Caution" message, if you try to watch a video when your vehicle is in motion.

    Note: The parking brake wire must also be connected and the parking brake engaged for certain setup functions and menu options.

    Dimmer: To prevent the touchscreen display and button illumination from being too bright at night, the illumination is automatically dimmed when the car's headlights are turned on. The automatic dimmer function only works when the orange/white illumination wire in the wiring harness is connected to the vehicle's headlight circuit. You can also turn on or off the dimmer manually.

    Remote Functions: The Pioneer AVH-241EX DVD receiver includes a wireless remote control and offers steering wheel control capability (adapter required).

    • Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer AVH-241EX includes an IR remote control (CXE5116) for wireless operation of the DVD receiver and your connected devices; even Bluetooth phone.
    • Optional Steering Wheel Controls: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately).

    Beep Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. You can turn this feature on or off.

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    Customer Q&A

    15 questions already asked

    Does installing a subwoofer require switching the front and rear speakers to RCA instead of the line connections normally used?
    [ ededed  Mar 24, 2023 ]
    1 answer
    There should be no switching required, Ed. The Pioneer AVH-241EX features five 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Mono-Sub). The unit's front and rear preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. I would snag one of these RCA y-adapter cables in the link below when adding a subwoofer as the Pioneer has a single mono RCA output for the sub. I hope this helps!
    [ Bo  Mar 25, 2023 ]  Staff
    Can you add satellite radio?
    [ DANIEL  Mar 24, 2023 ]
    1 answer
    The AVH-241EX is not satellite radio ready. It does not offer connectivity for the SXV300 tuner.
    [ ZACHARY  Mar 24, 2023 ]  Staff
    will this work with my factory back up camera?
    [ Gonzalo V.  Mar 14, 2023 ]
    1 answer
    Greetings Gonzalo, and thank you for your question. What would be needed is an adapter from your proprietary factory camera cable converted to RCA. If there is an adapter for your vehicle, then you can use your factory camera with this Pioneer.
    [ THOMAS  Mar 14, 2023 ]  Staff
    Will this work with my factory backup camera?
    [ Brian  Nov 27, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    It's possible that it could but the ability to retain your factory camera would be mostly a matter of the wiring adapters we had for your specific vehicle. If you give us a call at 800.324.9695 to speak with an advisor, we can see what wiring harnesses we have for your year, make, and model to verify if you can retain your factory backup camera with that Pioneer radio.
    [ ARIELLE H  Nov 27, 2022 ]  Staff
    Does it have gps?
    [ MAX  Jul 28, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    This unit is not equipped with GPS.
    [ ZACHARY  Jul 28, 2022 ]  Staff
    I have factory SiriusXM will I be able to still use it with this radio, cause all of your installation kits have satellite radio not supported?
    [ JEROME  May 29, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    This radio is NOT SiriusXM ready. Even radios that are SirisuXM ready, in most cases, you will have to get an aftermarket tuner, as the OEM satellite tuner is removed with the OEM radio. This is largely vehicle dependent. One of our advisors can help you determine what exactly is needed to get SiriusXM radio in your vehicle. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Thomas  Jun 02, 2022 ]  Staff
    Will this work with the OEM subwoofer that is in my 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Audiophile?
    [ Richard  Apr 28, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    It will work as a replacement with the proper dash kit and wiring harness with your factory speakers and subs. However, if your "audiophile" system has nav you will lose that function. You may also need a SiriusXM kit and SWC ( steering wheel control) to be able to keep those functions as well. All of which can be purchased at Crutchfield. Hope this helps.
    [ GENE  Apr 28, 2022 ]
    Is the screen removable?
    [ SHAUNI  Apr 16, 2022 ]
    4 answers
    No it is not
    [ SHAWN  May 14, 2022 ]
    No. It is a fixed screen
    [ CHAD ST  Apr 18, 2022 ]
    It is not removable. The screen is removable from the AVH-W4500NEX but I'm not sure about any other models.
    [ THE RADIO  Apr 18, 2022 ]
    No it's not removable.
    [ CASEY  Apr 18, 2022 ]
    Will I still be able to control my temperature settings and stuff?
    [ Joseph  Apr 14, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on what you will need for an installation.
    [ KENNETH  Apr 16, 2022 ]  Staff
    How do I turn the mute off?
    [ Debra  Apr 08, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    Use the remote or press the volume up or down on the head unit itself
    [ TOREZE  Apr 11, 2022 ]
    How do I find the Power (on) on my Indash Pointer stereo system Mixtrax unit?
    [ Corri  Feb 26, 2022 ]
    1 answer
    I believe it is the lower button with blue outline in a half Circle with arrow
    [ DAVID  Mar 02, 2022 ]
    How do I keep the radio from turning on when I first start the car?
    [ THOMAS M  Nov 01, 2021 ]
    1 answer
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
    [ KENNETH  Nov 06, 2021 ]  Staff
    Do you know the web link for the Navigation app?
    [ TOREZE  Sep 25, 2021 ]
    2 answers
    I'm sorry to say we don't. And I can add that the sound quality is outstanding, although what prior comments and reviews state about the phone connection is accurate, in our case, with IPhones.
    [ LIRIO C  Sep 26, 2021 ]
    [ ANTONIO  Sep 26, 2021 ]
    Does it comes with Nav?
    [ CARLOS  Aug 28, 2021 ]
    7 answers
    [ JEFFERY  Sep 02, 2021 ]
    No this unit model does not come with navigation
    [ MICHAEL  Aug 30, 2021 ]
    Does not come with Navigation.
    [ AARON  Aug 29, 2021 ]
    No nav
    [ ASHRAF  Aug 29, 2021 ]
    No it does not. But there is a web link app that's supposed to work with your phone.
    [ CHARLES  Aug 29, 2021 ]
    [ CHRIS  Aug 29, 2021 ]
    It does not have built in Navigation.
    [ JASON T.  Aug 28, 2021 ]

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