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Pioneer AVIC-N4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the screen and value for money. The design and usability also get good views. Many are critical about the voice guidance. Views are divided on the performance.

usability, design, value for money, screen

voice guidance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Pioneer AVIC-N4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 26 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Pioneer AVIC-N4


alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Pioneer AVIC-N4 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on

design, screen, value for money, usability

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


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very very good


For thoses who are looking for the receiver to say Dolby TrueHD or DTS Master Audio receivers won't say it because it decodes it as direct sound (pcm direct,pure direct or analog direct) use the stream direct option on this receiver. For PS3 users...

This thing does it all

It said it comes with HDMI 1080p Video Repeater which i did not come with & one of my 3 component plugins is bad but who cares all my hdmi's work just fine and that's what counts

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Its so easy


Item is used with a Toshiba 46 Regza and Xbox360. Take 5 energy speakers. Weight does not equal high quality electronic components. It does not mean the unit has a good power supply. Just because your caps are big, does not mean they are necessary....

Easiest setup ever. Plug the speakers in, plug the mic in, and auto tune

The pioneer HDMI link is not so hot. If the receiver is on, and then the TV is turned on, the receiver will shut off. Same issue with an Xbox360 also causing the receiver to shut off ; Even better is watching cable with TV and receiver on (obviously),...


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Great affordable upgrade


Other owners and I have/had encountered an annoying issue with this receiver and Logitech Harmony universal remotes. After powering the devices with the remote, and the receiver goes to the right source (e.g. HDMI1). But then, the receiver would...

Excellent upgrade from a Logitech Z-5500. Well balanced and clean sound. The mic setup process was impressive, it feels like my surround sound system was optimally configured for my living room. I can finally hear movie dialogue clearly from my center...

Nothing I can really nitpick. It performs exactly how I want and expect it to, and at times it exceeds ; My only complaint is that the Logitech Z-5500 sub woofer isn't compatible with this receiver. But that's not Pioneer's fault, Logitech made it that...

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Pioneer 7-Channel A/V Receiver VSX-919AH-K


New Egg is the best online retailer very fast shipment..

A lot of good features and sound is really good on my ORB speakers with Mirage S10 Subwoofer. Also works with my 2nd gen ITOUCH

It gets really warm even in idle mode but over all a very cheap and good performing receiver

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Best Price for DTSHD and DolbyTruHD


Overall I am highly satisfied with this purchase. You could get the Denon counterpart to this Receiver but this one is great for the price. You won't be disappointed! I wasn't

Hands down the GUI interface and Advanced MCACC set up is my favorite feature. Between the mic and full EQ in manual setup you can get the perfect sound. Although the MCACC does a wonderful job at calibrating. If you have multiple places where you sit...

Only con I can think of off the top of my head is the heat this bad boy puts out. I am in the process of figuring, either another place for it, or a small fan modded to my cabinet

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Outstanding Sound Quality


Some people have complainted about it being tight in the back for speaker wires, I use banana plugs and found it to be very easy setup.

Outstanding sound quality when compared to other mid-range av receiver competition - onkyo, denon, yamaha, to name a few. Great connectivity. Comes with an ipod/iphone cable. Super easy setup. Clear, easy to understand graphical user interface. Auto...

Confusing manual. Just make sure to read it over

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Amazing Buy


Overall this is an amazing buy considering the free shipping on top of the 120 bucks off. There is no way this reciever should get a 2 star rating, its definately top notch.

Super easy to setup and the sound is amazing. PS3, DISHnetwork reciever work great with it. Matches up perfectly with my Samsung 1080P 61'' TV. Ipod interface also works nicely with my iPhone 3GS, shows cover art and music information. This was a good...

Connecting speakers on the back was a bit hard if you have big hands, luckily this is not something you will have to do very often. Switching sometimes is slow or requires me to reselect via my television, this could be an issue with my TV

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This is my first receiver. before, i had lot of trouble in switching over devices to connect them to TV and realized that i need a receiver. and after 1 week of hunting, i ended up with this GREAT(As per my little knowledge gained after studying many...

Nothing so far

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Excellent Receiver


This receiver revived a set of old Sony satellites. I was planning on buying a new set of them after I upgraded from a Sony receiver to this one but after hearing them hooked up to the Pioneer, it would be a waste! I usually buy from Sony every chance...

HDMI video/audio inputs work well (only one complaint-see below) ; Easy and quick setup ; Plenty of input options for my PS3,XBox,Wii,DVR,iPod

Three of the HDMI inputs are shared on the same line, not a huge issue but when switching from one component to another with my Harmony remote the receiver is often on the wrong input because it is technically recognized as 1 input split 3 ways ; The...


Product Specifications

Pioneer's AVIC-N4 further improves your driving experience with a multitude of advanced features. The unit keeps drivers better informed - and entertained - with detailed map information for wider area, intuitive touch-panel operation, GUI with improved visibility, and CD and/or DVD playback. Additionally, the system is ready to deliver detailed traffic information for major cities in conjunction with the XM NavTraffic service and an optional XM Radio tuner. The Pioneer AVIC-N4 in-dash navigation system comes with two DVD-ROMs containing a massive Tele Atlas database, enabling the unit to provide a gigantic network of turn-by-turn routable roads. Within seconds, the unit's extremely fast processor calculates multiple routes and provides directions to destinations via the graphic map interface and voice guidance. In addition, you'll have access to 12 million points of interest throughout the United States and Canada, meaning the nearest gas station, restaurant, or ATM is always only a finger's touch away. The AVIC-N4 packs big features into a "single-DIN" size that can fit into most vehicles. The 7" TFT display is bright and easy to read, and features touchscreen operation so it's simple and easy to use. And the integration gets even better with the AVIC-N4's multi-color illumination, which gives you the ability to match the interface to the colors of your dashboard, or your mood. How much music and video can you bring to your AVIC-N4? That depends on how deep your iPod library is. In addition to the built-in arsenal of multimedia playback options, Pioneer iPod-ready navigation systems like the AVIC-N4 make integrating your iPod simple with the optional CD-I200 iPod Direct Control cable. And control of your iPod music and video library is quick and seamless via touchscreen control of the intuitive graphic menu. Once you try the AVIC-N4's iPod playback, you'll be using it to play all of the songs, podcasts, and videos you can get your hands on. It's time to put that phone down. Thanks to the optional CD-BTB200 Bluetooth adapter, you can make and receive phone calls hands-free when you sync a compatible Bluetooth-enabled cell phone to your AVIC-N4. Once you're connected, during a call you simply talk into the unit's included microphone while listening through your in-car speakers. To make calling even more convenient, for certain compatible Bluetooth-enabled cellphones you can copy and store your numbers from the cellphone to your AVIC-N4's internal phone book. Once you're set up, you may never have to lay a finger on your cellphone to make a call in your vehicle again. Add the optional XM NavTraffic service to the AVIC-N4, and you'll be one step ahead of traffic every time. Using the available GEX-P10XMT XM NavTraffic Satellite Radio Tuner, traffic information is provided through a continuous broadcast. The AVIC-N4's intelligent navigation will alert you of traffic jams and provide alternate routes. And with XM's satellite radio service, you'll be able to enjoy a great selection of music, talk, and sports channels with loads of exclusive content. Being aware of traffic has never been easier.

Car AV System

Functions:DVD player / GPS navigation system / LCD display / Radio tuner
System Control Bus:IP-Bus / AV-Bus
Type:Navigation system with DVD player, LCD monitor and radio


Car DVD Type:Navigation system with DVD player
MP3 Playback: Yes

GPS System

GPS Navigation:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer


Diagonal Size:7in
Diagonal Size (metric):17.8cm
Form Factor:In-dash unit integrated
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Type:LCD monitor


Car Radio Type:Radio tuner