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The Pioneer DEH-P490IB is a mid-priced car CD receiver.

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Pros

controls are simple and easy to work with as you drive

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solidly constructed, can handle some rough use without a problem

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attractive design that looks good both day and night

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Cons

very slow interface with the iPod in general

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controls are a little confusing at first, takes a bit of getting used to

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difficult to scroll through a large number of songs through the iPod interface

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panel buttons are very small, sometimes not sure you hit them right

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The Pioneer DEH-P490IB is a mid-priced car CD receiver. The major feature of the DEH-P490IB promoted by Pioneer is its built-in "iBus" iPod direct control technology. This technology allows you to play songs from your iPod on the car stereo, control your iPod with the receiver' s controls and even charge your iPod's battery. The cable for iPod connection is included. The 2 line display of the DEH-P490IB shows up to 16 characters, so that the full information will show, instead of an abbreviated version of song or artist name. This display is OEL (Organic Electro-Luminescent) and bright. Provided they are burned on a CD, the DEH-P490IB can play MP3s, WMAs and AACs (from iTunes). Like many of Pioneer's car CD receiver offerings, the DEH-P490IB is satellite radio ready, which means that with the addition of Pioneer's digital satellite tuner you can pick up Sirius and XM.

Features
  • "iBus" iPod direct control
  • iPod cable included
  • Bright 2 line OEL display
  • 16 character display
  • Two-year warranty
  • Hi-volt (4V) pre-outs (for amplifier connection)
  • Card remote included
  • iTunes AAC playback compatibility
  • MP3 and WMA playback
  • Satellite radio ready (Sirius, XM)
  • Bluetooth wireless available
  • Built-in rear auxillary input
  • Two-way crossover
  • Direct subwoofer key
  • BMX (Bit Media eXpander) digital enhancement
  • AM/FM radio tuner
  • 4 50 watt speakers
  • 3 RCA preouts
  • Rotary knob volume control
  • MOSFET amp  
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