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  1. Yesterday I purchased and had a Pioneer 4500nex installed in my 17yo daughter's 2016 Cruze. She loves the radio! It sounds so much better than stock, and the added functions (wireless carplay), seemingly unending expandability (2 usb ports, hdmi, sd, DVD)... But the one thing that casts a shadow over all the above is the absence of a volume knob. I found an article https://www.instructables.com/Volume-Knob-for-2020-Pioneer-DMH-NEX-Radios/ that details how to make the knob, but i'm not sure it applies to the 4500 (does the 4500 have a W/R Port?) and even if this volume knob wou
  2. I've been brand loyal to Pioneer head units for a very long time now. In the last decade or so, the NEX series. It used to be the mp4 files had to have a very low data rate to be compatible and that is something i accepted over the years. Even as i upgraded by dvd's to BluRay, and then my BluRay to UHD). Recently (quite by accident) i copied a higher bit rate file to the USB thumb drive without realizing my mistake. When i got in the car, the picture was much better than my files from 10 years ago, and I almost immediately realized my mistake even as i was dumbfounded that the 850
  3. A couple years back i picked up a NEX8500 at the CarTunes in Roseville MI. I remember messing around with it and stumbled across "WIFI Audio". It didn't hold my interest then, but fast forward to now, i actually have a use for it, but can't find it anywhere in any menu. Anyone see this before?
  4. third question about my new NEX8201... i actually believe this applies to all the NEX models, and probably other pioneer lines as well. files and folders don't seem to be listed alpha/numerically. they seem to appear in the order of which they were written to the storage device. is there a way to force the NEX to display the files and/or folders alpha/numerically, or (preferably) make alpha/numeric the default?
  5. this is the 2nd post about my new NEX8201 HU. Hopefully someone here will be able to educate me as to why i am seeing recycle bin contents on the USB HDD (1TB NTFS). short of formatting the entire drive and re-encoding my favorite dvd's or buying another hard drive, i simply don't know how to correct this... my first attempt to fix this was to connect the hdd back to the computer and empty the recycle bin, but the PC recycle bin still shows no contents. any help on this would be greatly appreciated!!!
  6. i recently upgraded my nex8000 to an nex8201. the price was just something i couldn't pass up and i really wanted android auto... but now that i have it, i might be suffering some buyers remorse? when i say, "OKAY GOOGLE" to start the app, not only does my NEX8201 respond, but so does my cell phone, my son's phone, my daughters phone.. and i suppose anyone else with an android phone in the car at the time also. (please note, i have a samsung j7 as a dedicated hot spot in the car) google doesn't do a good enough job to satisfy me when i want to hear music.. i say "Play Supertramp
  7. is there a surround sound decoder for the 8000NEX? I've found several 12v pioneer surround sound units, but none that I've been able to find specifically say anything about 8000NEX support or interoperability. thanks
  8. @tickerguy just to validate what you wrote earlier, I created several 720x404 mp4 files put them on a usb thumb drive and they worked perfectly on the 8000nex. and thank you for the tip, I thought I was still going to be stuck at the 320x240 ipod classic resolution through the usb inputs (same as my old z140)...
  9. I could not get the 8000nex (new to me 8-7-14) to recognize a 1tb my passport ultra drive (new to me 8-8-14) as either fat32 or ntfs. but the fact that usb2 was an option leads to be believe the 8000 knows something is there... that to me screams a power issue... so I found a Y cable for the drive on ebay. in a week I will report my findings PS: fat32 supports drives up to 2tb.. you just need a 3rd party application to do the format (I use partition wizard) edit: yes, the Y cable works perfectly.. but it takes a terribly long time to read a 1TB before its accessible.
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