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Pioneer DMH-241EX Digital multimedia receiver (does not play discs)

Item # 130DM241EX

Liven up your dashboard with Pioneer's finger-friendly touchscreen — it offers a wealth of entertainment options

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Liven up your dashboard with Pioneer's finger-friendly touchscreen — it offers a wealth of entertainment options

Item # 130DM241EX

About the Pioneer DMH-241EX

Dominic DeVito

Pioneer treats your eyes and ears

In the old days, you didn't have much info at your disposal in your dash beyond a few numbers or letters. But with a convenient touchscreen in the dash, you can check out album artwork, change sources, and adjust the sound with aplomb. Pioneer's DMH-241EX multimedia receiver puts you in charge via its 6.2" display, and it enables voice control of your smartphone for hands-free operation. You also get Bluetooth® for streaming audio and phone calls, and sonic upgrades galore. And you can connect a rear-view camera to the DMH-241EX for an easier time backing in and out of parking spots. To top it all off, Pioneer includes a wireless remote control.

Pioneer treats your eyes and ears

In the old days, you didn't have much info at your disposal in your dash beyond a few numbers or letters. But with a convenient touchscreen in the dash, you can check out album artwork, change sources, and adjust the sound with aplomb. Pioneer's DMH-241EX multimedia receiver puts you in charge via its 6.2" display, and it enables voice control of your smartphone for hands-free operation. You also get Bluetooth® for streaming audio and phone calls, and sonic upgrades galore. And you can connect a rear-view camera to the DMH-241EX for an easier time backing in and out of parking spots. To top it all off, Pioneer includes a wireless remote control.

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 DMH-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 control

Bluetooth lets you safely enjoy hands-free calling, plus you can access the media on your smartphone. Choose from tracks in your digital library or stream audio like podcasts... wirelessly. This Pioneer radio also allows you to pair two phones for quick and easy access — a handy feature for the family ride.

Enjoy media from your phone, thumb drive, and elsewhere

Rock out to your old music library! Plug your old-school music player into the auxiliary input, or connect your iPod®, iPhone® or other compatible devices to the front USB input. Pioneer also gives you control from the DMH-241EX over compatible Android devices, even displaying metadata such as track, artist, and album name when it's available. 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. While the car is parked and the parking brake is engaged, you can view video from an outboard video player or a USB drive.

13-band EQ

All your digital music will sound awesome on the DMH-241EX, thanks to a 13-band equalizer that brings out the best in any genre of music. And if you want to bring even more punch to your system, you can connect an amp or powered sub to the preamp outputs.

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.

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

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.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)
    • 6.2" resistive touchscreen display with variable color button illumination
    • 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:
    • video playback from an external source or USB drive (see Details for full capabilities)
    • plays MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC, and WAV music files
    • plays lossless FLAC audio files up to 192kHz/24-bit
    • high- and low-pass filters
    • 13-band graphic equalizer
    Expandability:
    • inputs: rear audio/video input (mini), front USB input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, mono sub)
    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)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • built-in MOSFET amplifier (14 watts RMS CTA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • MFR # DMH-241EX

    What's in the box:

    • Digital multimedia 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

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    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
    General
    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
    Tuner
    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 DMH-241EX replaces these items:

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    WebLink & Amazon Alexa
    Built-in Bluetooth
    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 DMH-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 DMH-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 digital multimedia receiver's screen will display song/artist/album information, along with album art.
    • VideoPlayer: WebLink's VideoPlay allows you to access 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 keyword (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.
    Notes:
    • 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.

    iPhone Music Playback: The Pioneer DMH-241EX's front-panel USB port can also be used to simply connect your Apple iPhone (6 and newer) for music playback only. 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 iPhone 6 and newer.
    • 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 iPhones older than 6, iPod nano, iPod touch, and older 30-pin Apple devices.

    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 DMH-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 DMH-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 DMH-241EX .

    Secure Simple Pairing (SSP): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the DMH-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 Pioneer DMH-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 DMH-241EX provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The DMH-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 DMH-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 DMH-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.

    USB & Tuner Functions

    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 DMH-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 digital multimedia receiver 's USB port (5V/1.5A) and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The head unit's USB port does not support USB hubs or USB card-readers.

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

    Media Type USB (MSC/MTP)
    File System FAT 16/32 or NTFS
    Playable File Types Audio 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 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 JPEG: 32 x 320 - 8192 x 7680
     PNG: 32 x 320 - 720 x 576
    BMP: 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 DMH-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, the Pioneer DMH-241EX is equipped with a 24-bit/192kHz digital-to-analog converter.

    MOSFET Internal Amplifier: The Pioneer DMH-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 DMH-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 DMH-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 DMH-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 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 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 DMH-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 DMH-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 DMH-241EX digital multimedia receiver includes a wireless remote control and offers steering wheel control capability (adapter required).

    • Wireless Remote Control: The Pioneer DMH-241EX includes an IR remote control (CXE5116) for wireless operation of the digital multimedia receiver and your connected devices. The included remote does offer Bluetooth phone, WebLink, or Amazon Alexa functions.
    • 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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    can you give me a brief description on what this would do for my Lexus RX 330?
    johnitheyb  Jan 30, 2024
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    We need to know the specific year and trim level on your Lexus RX 330 to confirm any vehicle fitment or original feature retention, Johnitheyn. Please use our online Vehicle Guide in the link below to confirm this radio is a fit in your specific vehicle. This Pioneer DMH-241EX has a 6.2" resistive touchscreen, Bluetooth, and works with WebLink for access to select phone apps through the receiver's display screen. If you need any help choosing your radio and install package or getting your order placed, do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-324-9695 and an Advisor would be happy to help! https://www.crutchfield.com/m_266150/Car-Stereos.html
    bo  Jan 30, 2024 (Staff)
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    Does this unit allow steering wheel control to be used on Kia optima ?
    woody  Jan 28, 2024
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    We need to know more details about your specific vehicle to confirm any retained features when upgrading to the Pioneer DMH-241EX, Stephen. Please use our online Vehicle Guide in the link below to enter your specific year, make, model, and trim. We list all radios that are a physical fit, select the Pioneer DMH-241EX if applicable and we will list the available installation interfaces and retained original features. If you need any help selecting the right package for you or placing your order, do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-324-9695 and an Advisor would be happy to help! https://www.crutchfield.com/m_266150/Car-Stereos.html
    bo  Jan 28, 2024 (Staff)
    Q
    Does this radio pick up HD stations?
    lisa  Jan 13, 2024
    1 answer
    A
    This Pioneer DMH-241EX does not have an HD radio tuner, Lisa. If you need a Pioneer radio with HD tuner feature, consider the Pioneer DMH-2660NEX in the link below! https://www.crutchfield.com/p_130DM2660/Pioneer-DMH-2660NEX.html
    bo  Jan 13, 2024 (Staff)
    Q
    Will this radio fit my 2002 Ford Thunderbird?
    slick  Dec 11, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    This radio will fit your vehicle. You can check to see if different products will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or 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 if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    zachary  Dec 11, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Can you hook up 2 amps to this unit?
    shawn  Nov 25, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Absolutely, Shawn. This Pioneer DMH-241EX receiver has 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, mono sub) to connect to your amplifiers of choice. With the mono subwoofer output, make sure to use a y-splitter like the Hosa RCA Y-adapter in the link below on the subwoofer RCA's as it is not included with the radio. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_979YRA104/Hosa-RCA-Y-Adapter.html
    bo  Nov 25, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Can you change the button and background color? Or is it set to only Blue?
    jose  Oct 22, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    This Pioneer DMH-241EX does not have color control on the touch buttons, J.C. If you would like to dial-in your favorite color, consider the Pioneer DMH-342EX in the link below that does offer color-customization on the front panel buttons. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_130DM342EX/Pioneer-DMH-342EX.html
    bo  Oct 22, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Can the display be turned off while still listening to music/radio?
    pm010  Oct 04, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings PM. Thank you for your question. Yes. There is a button on the stereo, as well as the remote control that can turn off just the display by tapping, then tap again to turn it back on. On the stereo the same button held in would turn off the radio completely.
    hogan  Oct 04, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Does that it have GPS?
    john  Sep 17, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    The DMH-241EX does not feature navigation functionality.
    zachary  Sep 17, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Can you customize the background with a personal photo via usb?
    ronnie  Aug 31, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    The DMH-241EX does not offer the ability to use a custom photo for the background.
    zachary  Aug 31, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    What is needed to utilize the factory back up camera in a 2017 Silverado?
    christopher  Jun 29, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings Christopher, and thank you for your question. We have a few options. Crux has an all in one type of wire interface that keeps the factory camera working. Metra has an add on adapter to one of their wiring interfaces, and ADS and their Maestro interface which has a lot of features to offer with certain stereos, just not this model Pioneer. Please call one of our advisors at 800-324-9695 for your best option.
    hogan  Jun 29, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    am fm ?
    tony1  Jun 17, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    This Pioneer DMH-241EX does have the Supertuner IIID AM/FM tuner installed, Tony. This has some sweet features to make sure you get the best possible AM/FM sound when swapping to the new Pioneer radio!
    bo  Jun 17, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Hello, you can advance 2 subwoofers from the rca output.?
    apodo  Jun 01, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings, and thank you for your question. Please contact one of our advisors at 800-324-9695 to best answer your questions. There is always a way to add more than one subwoofer or powered subwoofer to just one set of RCA preamp outputs.
    hogan  Jun 02, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Random play how can you set it to random play?
    alfred  May 22, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    This depends on the source used with the Pioneer DMH-241EX, Alfred. Some Bluetooth devices will support random playback by clicking the "cross arrows" icon on page 18 of the included instruction manual. This feature can also be used with CD's or USB memory drive. I hope this helps!
    bo  May 23, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    What radio would replace the original radio. In a Chevrolet 1500 pick up?
    menia  May 19, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings Myrna, and thank you for your question. We will need more information on your Cheverolet pickup. Please contact an advisor at 800-324-9695 for assistance.
    hogan  May 19, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Chevrolet 150 pick up with cassette and blue tooth. Radio replacement ?
    menia  May 19, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings Myrna, and thank you for your question. We are going to need a bit more information on your Cheverolet pickup. Please contact one of our advisors at 800-324-9695 for assistance.
    hogan  May 19, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Does Google maps or other navigation apps display on these types of stereos?
    hallsa  Apr 29, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings Scott, and thank you for your question. These types of stereos can. The feature you would want it to have is Apple Carplay or Android Auto depending on the phone being used. This model Pioneer DMH-241EX does not have this feature.
    hogan  Apr 29, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Can I hook up an aftermarket amplifier and subwoofer to this unit Is this unit 2omhs or 4 ohms?
    thanos  Apr 14, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Hi Mike, thank you for your question. This Pioneer has 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, mono sub) so you will be able to connect an amp/sub to it. Like most aftermarket radios it's 4-ohms.
    andrea  Apr 14, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    I have a 2014 Chevy impala limited and want to go with this touchscreen radio, my vehicle does not have factory Bluetooth or steering wheel controls, would I be able to but this radio with the basic kit and still be able to use the Bluetooth setting of the radio or would I need to buy the advanced kit to make sure it all worked properly?
    derek  Mar 30, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Great question, Derek. I am assuming that you do not have the factory Bose speaker setup in your Impala limited. Going with the basic install kit with the radio in the link below, you can still use the Bluetooth on the radio no problem! Make sure to remember to run the included microphone with the Pioneer to enjoy hands-free calling as well as Bluetooth music streaming. https://www.crutchfield.com/I-rXYEc222/cart/EmailCart.aspx?emKey=3108757
    bo  Mar 30, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Any Apple CarPlay or Android Auto?
    marcos  Mar 28, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Thank you for your question, Marcos! The Pioneer DMH-241EX doesn't have Apple Carplay or Android Auto. I recommend giving one of our Advisors a call at 1.800.324.9695 a call, they will be able to help select a radio with Carplay/Android Auto for your vehicle.
    andrea  Mar 29, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    My dmh241ex is not letting me get to the collaboration setting how do I fix this?
    jessica  Feb 05, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the radio from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings 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.
    zachary  Feb 05, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    My pioneer dmh241 ex screen calibration is not calibrated correctly im unable to correct it i need instructions on how to fix this thank you?
    jessica  Jan 25, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings Jessica, and thank you for your question. Sounds like you will be needing technical support for this. If you purchase the Pioneer DMH-241EX from Crutchfield you will have a direct phone number to our technical services. If you purchased the Pioneer elsewhere, you can also call Pioneer for assistance at 800-421-1404.
    hogan  Jan 26, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Is there a way to see the cabin temperature settings on the display? The knobs do not have tabs that stop the dials once they are turned all the way one way or the other. So it's difficult to adjust the cabin temperature and volume of air.
    rebecca  Jan 22, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    The ability to see those particular display settings might be down to the wiring that you are using in your vehicle with that particular radio. It might be easier to troubleshoot this with a call so if you can reach out to us at 800.324.9695 our experts can take a look at what you are working with and we can go from there!
    arielle  Jan 22, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    How much is a replacement remote control for my radio?
    under  Jan 16, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings Under, and thank you for your question. Crutchfield does not have the exact remote that comes with this Pioneer DMH-241EX, but we do have another that will work. The CD-R55. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_130CDR55/Pioneer-CD-R55.html
    hogan  Jan 16, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    How much is a replacement remote control for my radio?
    under  Jan 16, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    We do not carry the replacement parts for the Pioneer DMH-241EX sadly, Chris. You can source replacement Pioneer parts at www.pacparts.com, and the link below should take you to the specific Remote you need! It does look like out of stock at the moment, I hope this helps. https://www.pacparts.com/part.cfm?part_no=CXE9605&mfg=Pioneer
    bo  Jan 16, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    What type of video files can you play from the USB? I can??????t seem to get any to play??????.
    matthew  Jan 14, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    You have a good amount of USB video file support on the Pioneer DMH-241EX, Matthew. The full specs are listed below: 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) I would make sure you are using the file formats above, and also using files smaller than 4GB. Also note that you can only play videos on the Pioneer when the parking brake is applied with the vehicle not in motion. I hope this helps!
    bo  Jan 14, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    How do I connect Ipod Classic?
    marty  Jan 07, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings Marty, and thank you for your question. Most stereos today do not support classic IPods via the USB input. With this Pioneer you will have to run the headphone jack out of the Ipod, into the rear 3.5mm A/V in (aux) to listen to your classic IPod.
    hogan  Jan 07, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    Is the display bright enough for a convertible?
    john  Jan 01, 2023
    1 answer
    A
    This Pioneer does perform well brightness wise John, but it sadly has no specific anti-glare features on the panel. If you are doing a fair amount of top-down driving, consider something like the Sony XAV-AX4000 in the link below. This not only has the anti-glare panel it provides Carplay and Android Auto smart phone mirroring wirelessly. https://www.crutchfield.com/p_158XAV4000/Sony-XAV-AX4000.html
    bo  Jan 01, 2023 (Staff)
    Q
    can i change the background image?
    jon  Dec 23, 2022
    1 answer
    A
    You can select between 3 preset background (wallpaper) images for the Menu screen and AV operation screen on the Pioneer DMH-241EX.
    allison  Dec 23, 2022 (Staff)
    Q
    will this let me look at my phone gps on the screen?
    jerred  Dec 06, 2022
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings Jerred, and thank you for your question. Answer is kind of sort of. The Pioneer DMH-241EX has something called mirroring. That screen will display everything your phone can display when you download a Pioneer app on your phone. That only works when you have the vehicle parking brake engaged. You might want a stereo that offers Apple Carplay/Android Auto instead.
    hogan  Dec 06, 2022 (Staff)
    Q
    Is mic included for hand free calling?
    richard  Nov 03, 2022
    1 answer
    A
    A microphone with visor-bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angled 2.5mm connector) is included with this radio.
    zachary  Nov 03, 2022 (Staff)
    Q
    Is the unit rear view camera ready or is there more hardware required?
    john  Oct 17, 2022
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings John, and thank you for your question. The Pioneer DMH-241EX just needs a camera as one is not included. It has the input already for adding a camera.
    hogan  Oct 18, 2022 (Staff)
    Q
    Can you only hook powered subs to this? Or can you hook other amps up to it.
    roger  Sep 22, 2022
    1 answer
    A
    That radio also has front and rear outputs so you can add a multi channel amp for full range speakers.
    arielle  Sep 23, 2022 (Staff)
    Q
    Does this come with everything for instalation?
    bernard c  Sep 10, 2022
    1 answer
    A
    The radio only comes with a generic harness. It does not come with any separate dash kit, adapter harness, or antenna adapters but if you give us a call at 800.324.9695 one of our advisors can find the right gear to get it installed in your vehicle!
    arielle  Sep 10, 2022 (Staff)
    Q
    Firmware update on DMH-241EX: I can??????t seem to find a firmware update on pioneers website. Any suggestions? Thank you.
    david  Jul 11, 2022
    1 answer
    A
    Greetings David, and thank you for your question. Unfortunately we do not have the firmware downloads here at Crutchfield. I as well went to the Pioneer site and did not see an update for the DMH-EX. Your best option at this point would be to call our techs if you bought the Pioneer from us, or call Pioneer direct at 800-421-1404.
    hogan  Jul 11, 2022 (Staff)
    Q
    How do I connect an aftermarket powered subwoofer to this? I haven???t done a system in a couple years and am familiar with having RCA inputs on the back of the head unit. Do I have to get a subwoofer out-RCA input conversion cable or can I still just plug regular RCA cables from the amp to the speaker out/inputs on this harness?
    hunter  Jun 02, 2022
    1 answer
    A
    Thank you for your question Hunter. The Pioneer DMH-241EX has a dedicated mono (single) RCA out for a subwoofer amplifier (powered sub). If your powered sub has a left and right RCA input, like most have. You will need an RCA Y adapter cable from the Pioneer to both the left and right RCA inputs on your powered sub. Current Crutchfield item number 142RFF, and of course the RCA cable itself.
    hogan  Jun 03, 2022 (Staff)
    Q
    Do you have something similar to the DMH-241EX that will also play a single CD ?
    karen  Apr 29, 2022
    3 answers
    A
    No but I am wanting a radio that I could use to play cassette and blue tooth mine is just a radio that will only play cassettes?
    menia  May 19, 2023
    A
    That question is for Crutchfield. Besides who plays CD???s anymore?
    alexander  Apr 30, 2022
    A
    I have this radio in our wrangler. Why it doesn???t have a CD player. There are quite a few option to play your music. You can just use the Bluetooth option or plug directly in the usb on the front of the radio. I have a kenwood 376 in my truck. It has a dvd/cd player. Love the radio but getting Kenwood radios with the shortages is tough. The pioneer does have a neat function where you can web link your phone to the radio. Basically when your phone is horizontal after connecting. You see the same screen on your radio. Also you can play YouTube videos on it. There is probably more but that???s what I have used it for.
    john  Apr 29, 2022
    Q
    Do you have something similar to the DMH-241EX that will also play a single CD ?
    karen  Apr 29, 2022
    2 answers
    A
    The Advisors can also help determine fit and let you know what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    kenneth  May 03, 2022 (Staff)
    A
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    kenneth  May 03, 2022 (Staff)
    Q
    Can you connect an external amplifier?
    caleb  Apr 18, 2022
    1 answer
    A
    Hi yes it has rca outputs for amp hook up
    christopher  Apr 18, 2022
    Q
    Does it have Xm satellite?
    william  Apr 11, 2022
    1 answer
    A
    No, but you can get the XM app. and play it thru Bluetooth
    william  Apr 11, 2022
    Q
    Can this receive and display data from a Bluetooth obd2 sending unit. I want a system that can run torque pro or similar for gauge display. If not this one then any suggestions?
    joshua  Feb 28, 2022
    1 answer
    A
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    kenneth  Mar 05, 2022 (Staff)
    Q
    ARE THERE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOOKING UP THE PARKING BRAKE CONNECTION????
    wesley  Dec 24, 2021
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections. 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  Dec 28, 2021 (Staff)
    Q
    I need the power wiring harness? Is that sold separately too?
    dj4343  Dec 22, 2021
    1 answer
    A
    I got 2 harnesses in the box one was power and speakers the other for other accessories RCA out backup camera .
    matthew  Dec 22, 2021
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