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Operation Manual
AV Receiver / CD Player with 6.5 inch Wide Display
AV Receiver with 6.5 inch Wide Display

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Before You Start
About this manual 5
To ensure safe driving 6
· When Using a Display connected to
Rear Video Output 6
Precautions 6
CD playback (Only AVH-P6450CD) 6
To avoid battery exhaustion 7
To protect the LCD screen of the display 7
When viewing is difficult, use BRIGHT and
DIMMER to adjust 7
Remote control and care 7
· Battery 8
Protecting your unit from theft 8
· Removing the operation panel 8
· Attaching the operation panel 9
Resetting the Microprocessor 9
What's what 11
Remote control 12
Power ON/OFF
Turning the unit on 13
Closing the Display 13
Screen Angle Adjustment 13
Selecting a source 14
Turning the unit off 14
Common Operations
Source display 15
Displays menus (e.g., Tuner) 15
Changing the wide mode 16
Video Adjust 17
DIMMER Settings 18
Listening to the radio 19
Introduction of advanced tuner
operation 20
Storing broadcast frequencies 20
Tuning in strong signals 21
Storing the strongest broadcast
frequencies 21
Built-in CD Player
Playing a CD (Only AVH-P6450CD) 22
Introduction of advanced built-in CD player
operation (Only AVH-P6450CD) 23
Repeating play 23
Playing tracks in a random order 23
Scanning tracks of a CD 24
Playing back from the track list 24
Pausing CD playback 24
Using disc title functions 24
· Entering disc titles 25
· Displaying titles on CD TEXT discs 25
Multi-CD Player
Playing a CD 26
50-disc multi-CD player 26
Introduction of advanced multi-CD player
operation 27
Repeating play 27
Playing tracks in a random order 28
Scanning CDs and tracks 28
Playing back from the track list 28
Pausing CD playback 29
Using compression and bass emphasis 29
Using ITS playlists 29
· Creating a playlist with ITS
programming 29
· Erasing a track from your ITS
playlist 30
· Playback from your ITS playlist 30
Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to oper-
ate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them
away in a safe place for future reference.

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· Erasing a CD from your ITS playlist 31
Using disc title functions 31
· Entering disc titles 31
· Displaying disc titles 32
Using CD TEXT functions 32
· Displaying titles on CD TEXT discs 32
TV Tuner
Display and indicators 33
Basic operation 33
Storing broadcast stations 33
Recalling broadcast stations 34
Changing a band 34
TV menu 34
BSSM (Best Station Sequential Memory) 34
Selecting the country group 35
Selecting channels from the
preset channel list 35
Display and indicators 35
Introduction of advanced DVD player
operation 36
About Remote Control Operation mode
switch 37
Information indications are displayed 37
Disc Playback 38
Chapter and Track Advance/Return 38
Returning to the Previous Chapter/Track 38
Specifying Title/Chapter/Track (Direct
Search) 39
· Specifying Title 39
· Specifying Chapter 39
· Specifying Track 39
Disc Fast Forward/Reverse 40
· Fast Forward 40
· Fast Reverse 40
Stopping Playback 41
Still, Frame-by-Frame and Slow Motion
Playback 41
· Still Playback 41
· Frame-by-Frame Playback 41
· Slow Motion Playback 41
Operating using Information Display 1 42
· Specifying time 42
· Switching audio, subtitle and angle 43
Operating with Information Display 2 43
· Switching Repeat play range 43
· Switching audio L/R 43
Audio Adjustments
Introduction of audio adjustments 44
Setting the sound focus equalizer 45
Using balance adjustment 45
Using the equalizer 46
· Recalling equalizer curves 46
· Adjusting equalizer curves 46
Adjusting bass 47
Adjusting treble 47
Adjusting loudness 48
Using subwoofer output 48
Using non fading output 48
Using the high pass filter 49
Adjusting source levels 49
Initial Settings
Adjusting initial settings 50
Setting the FM tuning step 50
Setting the AM tuning step 50
Switching the warning tone 51
Switching the auxiliary setting 51
Setting the rear output and
subwoofer controller 51
Switching the Telephone
Muting/Attenuation 52

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Other Functions
Setting remote control code type 52
Using different entertainment audio
displays 52
Using the AUX source 53
· Selecting AUX as the source 53
· Setting the AUX title 53
Introduction of set up 54
Selecting the video 54
Setting the automatic open mode 55
Setting the time 55
Additional Information
CD player and care (Only AVH-P6450CD) 56
CD-R/CD-RW discs 56
Understanding built-in CD player error
messages (Only AVH-P6450CD) 57
Using the Display Correctly 57
· Handling the Display 57
· About the Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
Screen 58
· Keeping the Display in Good
Condition 58
· About the Small Fluorescent Tube 58
Specifications 59

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Before You Start
Please read all of these instructions regarding
your display and retain them for future refer-
1 Read this manual fully and carefully
before operating your display.
2 Keep this manual handy for future refer-
3 Pay close attention to all warnings in this
manual and follow the instructions carefully.
4 Do not allow other persons to use this
system until they have read and understood
the operating instructions.
5 Do not install the display where it may (i)
obstruct the driver's vision, (ii) impair the
performance of any of the vehicle's operating
systems or safety features, including air bags,
or (iii) impair the driver's ability to safely
operate the vehicle.
6 As with any accessory in your vehicle's
interior, the display should not divert your
attention from the safe operation of your vehi-
cle. If you experience difficulty in operating
the system or reading the display, please park
safely before making adjustments.
7 Do not attempt to install or service your
display by yourself. Installation or servicing
of the display by persons without training and
experience in electronic equipment and auto-
motive accessories may be dangerous and
could expose you to the risk of electric shock
or other hazards.
8 Please remember to wear your seat belt at
all times while operating your vehicle. If you
are ever in an accident, your injuries can be
considerably more severe if your seat belt is
not properly buckled.
About this manual
This unit features a number of sophisticated
functions ensuring superior reception and oper-
ation. All the functions have been designed for
the easiest possible use, but many are not self-
explanatory. This operation manual will help you
benefit fully from this product's potential and to
maximize your listening enjoyment.
We recommend that you familiarize yourself
with the functions and their operation by read-
ing through the manual before you begin using
this product. It is especially important that you
read and observe precautions on this page and
in other sections.
This manual explains head unit operation. You
can perform the same operations with the
remote control.