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Pioneer introduces new flagship AVH-X8750BT in-car multimedia receiver at BMS 2015

By Kenny Yeo - on 25 Mar 2015, 10:37pm

Pioneer introduces new flagship AVH-X8750BT in-car multimedia receiver at BMS 2015

The new AVH-X8750BT multimedia receiver offers support for Apple CarPlay and features a clear-type resistive touchscreen display for brighter colors and better touch response.

At Bangkok Motor Show 2015, we were given two pieces of good news from Pioneer. First of all, Pioneer has confirmed that Apple CarPlay is now officially supported in Singapore. Secondly, in conjunction with this, Pioneer has also launched a new flagship in-car multimedia receiver called the AVH-X8750BT.

The latest AVH-X8750BT multimedia receiver is an incremental update over last year’s AVH-X8650BT. Physically, they look similar, but the AVH-X8750BT now has a clear-type resistive touchscreen display that offers brighter colors and improved touch sensitivity. Resolution, however, remains the same at 800 x 480 pixels.

And like its predecessor, it offers AppRadio technology, allowing users to connect their smartphones to the receiver, allowing the latter latter to harness the power and connectivity of your smartphone to power apps such as navigation, web browsing and music and video playback.

iPhone users rejoice, the AVH-X8750BT supports Apple CarPlay!

However, if you have an iOS or Android smartphone, you will be happy to know that the AVH-X8750BT multimedia receiver will support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. However, take note that the latter is available only in supported regions such as Australia - Android Auto is not supported in Singapore yet. That said, it should only be a matter of time before Android Auto comes to our shores and when it does, the owners of the AVH-X8750BT multimedia receiver should be able to enable it via a simple firmware update.

Speaking of firmware updates, owners of last year's AVH-X8650BT multimedia receiver will also be happy to know that Pioneer will release a firmware update enabling support for Apple CarPlay. We knew from last year that the AVH-X8650BT already supported Apple CarPlay, but again this was only in supported regions such as Australia, so it is great that Singapore owners too can enjoy the convenience of Apple CarPlay.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aside, another new feature of the AVH-X8750BT multimedia receiver is that it now accepts dual camera inputs for both front and rear installed cameras - the AVH-X8650BT only had support for a single camera input. This means that it can show video feeds from two camera sources, which should be a boon for drivers who have difficulty with parallel parking.

The AVH-X8750BT also has all of the high-end features that were found in the older AVH-X8650BT, including support for high-resolution FLAC audio (up to 24-bit/192kHz), and also support for popular video codecs including H.264, DivX, Xvid and more.

The AVH-X8750BT multimedia receiver is available locally now and will be priced at S$1099.

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