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Aha RadioPioneer’s 2011 line of in-dash navigation models are the first to conveniently connect drivers to the world around them with on-demand, interactive, personalized radio. Via an iPhone™ with the free Aha Radio® Mobile App connected to the new AVIC systems, users can listen to the latest traffic conditions on their current road or commute road, listen to Facebook and Twitter updates, access hundreds of podcasts and other services such as the “Hungry†and “Coffee†stations which deliver real-time vicinity search results and directions to preferred restaurant categories listed on Yelp. Aha Radio offers over 100 content and podcast stations that can be conveniently accessed and controlled directly on the display of the Pioneer system.

 

App ModePioneer’s App Mode feature, which can be accessed only when the vehicle is in park and the hand brake is fully engaged, lets users view a connected iPhone’s video content from Safari, YouTube and other select apps* directly on the larger 6.1-inch or 7-inch high resolution screen.

 

PandoraPioneer was the first aftermarket manufacturer to offer fully integrated in-dash touchscreen control of Pandora internet radio streamed through a connected iPhone. Pandora access is available in both new-for-2011 navigation systems and has also been extended into the 2011 Audio/Video Receiver and CD Player categories. All Pandora enabled units display the currently playing album, artist and song information, while Navigation and Audio/Video Receivers also add album art display. The Pandora interface features full control of station selection, track info, and thumbs-up and thumbs-down feedback options.

 

AudioIn addition to Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) that enhances audio playback of compressed audio files and an 8-band graphic equalizer, new features like Auto EQ Measurement and the Sonic Center Control which enable users to precisely calibrate the sound field in the car, have been added to both new navigation units.

 

 

AVIC-Z130BT

 

In addition to a comprehensive map database from Tele Atlas®, the new double-DIN AVIC-Z130BT features 4GB of flash memory, a 7-inch WVGA touch screen display, a 3D graphics accelerator, DVD playback, Dual Zone capability for rear seat playback, built-in Bluetooth 1 for hands-free calling and music streaming, USB connectivity 2 for iPod/iPhone connectivity, SD card slot, back-up camera input, built-in HD Radio and is SIRIUS XM 3 satellite ready.

Additionally, the unit features enhanced voice recognition, including the ability to input destination addresses by voice.

 

The AVIC-Z130BT offers Clear Channel’s Total Traffic Network 5 service for free via a Radio Data Service-Traffic Message Channel (RDS-TMC) tuner. With the included RDS-TMC tuner, ND-TMC10, the traffic service provides an overlay of real-time traffic events and conditions on the navigation map.

 

 

AVIC-X930BT

 

The new double-DIN AVIC-X930BT features 4GB of flash memory, a 6.1-inch WVGA touch screen display, a 3D graphics accelerator, DVD playback, built-in Bluetooth 1 for hands-free calling and music streaming, USB connectivity 2 for iPod/iPhone connectivity, micro SD card slot, back-up camera input and is SIRIUS XM 3 satellite and HD Radio 4 ready.

 

New to the X-series navigation systems is the optional RDS-TMC traffic tuner, Dual Zone capabilities for rear seat playback and a detachable hard-button faceplate for security.

 

The AVIC-X930BT will be available in March, and the AVIC-Z130BT will be available in April for suggested prices of $800 and $1,200, respectively.

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Didn't miss anything lol. The Venetian network was brought down and then when everyone went to 3G, it crashed as well. Give me like a half hour to get to a working connection and I'll upload the pics and info from the press conference.

 

Whew...you scared us there, dude!

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More info:

Aha RadioPioneer’s 2011 line of in-dash navigation models are the first to conveniently connect drivers to the world around them with on-demand, interactive, personalized radio. Via an iPhone™ with the free Aha Radio® Mobile App connected to the new AVIC systems, users can listen to the latest traffic conditions on their current road or commute road, listen to Facebook and Twitter updates, access hundreds of podcasts and other services such as the “Hungry†and “Coffee†stations which deliver real-time vicinity search results and directions to preferred restaurant categories listed on Yelp. Aha Radio offers over 100 content and podcast stations that can be conveniently accessed and controlled directly on the display of the Pioneer system.

 

App ModePioneer’s App Mode feature, which can be accessed only when the vehicle is in park and the hand brake is fully engaged, lets users view a connected iPhone’s video content from Safari, YouTube and other select apps* directly on the larger 6.1-inch or 7-inch high resolution screen.

 

PandoraPioneer was the first aftermarket manufacturer to offer fully integrated in-dash touchscreen control of Pandora internet radio streamed through a connected iPhone. Pandora access is available in both new-for-2011 navigation systems and has also been extended into the 2011 Audio/Video Receiver and CD Player categories. All Pandora enabled units display the currently playing album, artist and song information, while Navigation and Audio/Video Receivers also add album art display. The Pandora interface features full control of station selection, track info, and thumbs-up and thumbs-down feedback options.

 

AudioIn addition to Advanced Sound Retriever (ASR) that enhances audio playback of compressed audio files and an 8-band graphic equalizer, new features like Auto EQ Measurement and the Sonic Center Control which enable users to precisely calibrate the sound field in the car, have been added to both new navigation units.

 

 

AVIC-Z130BT

 

In addition to a comprehensive map database from Tele Atlas®, the new double-DIN AVIC-Z130BT features 4GB of flash memory, a 7-inch WVGA touch screen display, a 3D graphics accelerator, DVD playback, Dual Zone capability for rear seat playback, built-in Bluetooth 1 for hands-free calling and music streaming, USB connectivity 2 for iPod/iPhone connectivity, SD card slot, back-up camera input, built-in HD Radio and is SIRIUS XM 3 satellite ready.

Additionally, the unit features enhanced voice recognition, including the ability to input destination addresses by voice.

 

The AVIC-Z130BT offers Clear Channel’s Total Traffic Network 5 service for free via a Radio Data Service-Traffic Message Channel (RDS-TMC) tuner. With the included RDS-TMC tuner, ND-TMC10, the traffic service provides an overlay of real-time traffic events and conditions on the navigation map.

 

 

AVIC-X930BT

 

The new double-DIN AVIC-X930BT features 4GB of flash memory, a 6.1-inch WVGA touch screen display, a 3D graphics accelerator, DVD playback, built-in Bluetooth 1 for hands-free calling and music streaming, USB connectivity 2 for iPod/iPhone connectivity, micro SD card slot, back-up camera input and is SIRIUS XM 3 satellite and HD Radio 4 ready.

 

New to the X-series navigation systems is the optional RDS-TMC traffic tuner, Dual Zone capabilities for rear seat playback and a detachable hard-button faceplate for security.

 

The AVIC-X930BT will be available in March, and the AVIC-Z130BT will be available in April for suggested prices of $800 and $1,200, respectively.

 

UPDATE: Some dude on the Pioneer Facebook site got them to say this...

 

"...Yes, Aha Radio will be available on the 2010 AVIC-X920BT, the AVIC-Z120BT and 2009 AVIC-Z110BT via an additional map and software upgrade coming when the new 2011 models ship later this year. We'll keep you posted...."

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Ok, so you guys with functioning internet connections beat me to the press releases...lol

 

So some first hand pics, and a quick demo video of the aha service is being uploaded as I type this.

 

Some interesting info:

  • The Z130 has a new built in ClearChannel Traffic receiver, a free service (forever).
  • The X930 has the traffic tuner as an option, also a free service.
  • The traffic receivers are NOT backwards compatible with older units (Z120 included).
  • The Z110/Z120 will however get a software upgrade to add the aha service.

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Nice thanks for the info.

 

I wonder if the hardware itself has upgraded from the previous years? Or is it just software?

 

Also how much of the software has been upgraded to improve the user interface?

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Ok, so you guys with functioning internet connections beat me to the press releases...lol

 

So some first hand pics, and a quick demo video of the aha service is being uploaded as I type this.

 

Some interesting info:

  • The Z130 has a new built in ClearChannel Traffic receiver, a free service (forever).
  • The X930 has the traffic tuner as an option, also a free service.
  • The traffic receivers are NOT backwards compatible with older units (Z120 included).
  • The Z110/Z120 will however get a software upgrade to add the aha service.

 

Over on their Facebook site, they imply the X920BT will ALSO get the update...can you ask them to verify that for the X920 users?

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Over on their Facebook site, they imply the X920BT will ALSO get the update...can you ask them to verify that for the X920 users?

 

 

Yes, they will get the Aha Radio update.

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Does that mean that the Z110/120 users are out if luck with the traffic?

 

 

Read the rest of the thread....we just got word from Pioneer that the new AHa capability (which includes traffic, I think?) WILL be made available to Z120 and X920 users with a firmware update this year. Some guy bugged them about it on their Facebook page...

 

JasonH is reporting that the built-in traffic tuner on the new Z picks up ClearChannel traffic. Not clear on whether this is an alternative to the AHa-provided traffic, or if it will also be in the new X. Also, not clear to what extend the new traffic options will be integrated into the navigation and map. Hopefully JasonH (aka user's Avic god?) will determine this tomorrow hands-on.

 

By the way, check out the new units on their website. Detachable faceplate in the new X! Built-in HD tuner in the new Z! Holy crap...they're moving forward...

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Nice thanks for the info.

 

I wonder if the hardware itself has upgraded from the previous years? Or is it just software?

 

Also how much of the software has been upgraded to improve the user interface?

 

 

The main hardware change is the new tuner (allowing ClearChannel traffic) as well as a new faceplate. I'm not sure what else has changed at this point.

I'll be able to answer these questions better tomorrow when I get to play with them.

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Does that mean that the Z110/120 users are out if luck with the traffic?

 

 

Yes, they will not get the new ClearChannel on-map traffic.

They will however get the Aha traffic, which is a totally different animal.

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Read the rest of the thread....we just got word from Pioneer that the new AHa capability (which includes traffic) WILL be made available to Z120 and X920 users with a firmware update this year. Some guy bugged them about it on their Facebook page...

 

By the way, check out the new units on their website. Detachable faceplate in the new X! Built-in HD tuner in the new Z! Holy crap...they're moving forward...

 

 

We need to be clear here. There are TWO different traffic sources; The on-map ClearChannel and Text To Speech Aha. The Aha will work on any of the older units once the software update is released. The ClearChannel is ONLY on the new Z130 and X930.

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