Pioneer AVH A240DAB Double Din Stereo

Pioneer's AVH-A240DAB double din car entertainment center is an all-in-one stereo with a built in DVD and CD player, USB port, Bluetooth, satellite radio and a great quality 6.2" touch screen interface. It allows you to listen to your favorite music, watch your favorite TV shows and browse the web on one simple device. The AVH-A240DAB is almost identical to the A240, except it does not have a built-in GPS. And to use the DAB / DAB+ features you will have to use / buy a DAB antenna or a FM to DAB converter.


The AVH-A240DAB has an easy to use touch screen interface. Almost everything can be controlled via the touch screen display. The screen also shows song titles and album art for your music. You can also access various apps like the BBC iPlayer, Amazon Instant Video and Napster from the stereo screen. Pioneer has made it very easy to navigate through all of your content options with the AVH-A240DAB.

The AVH-A240DAB can be used with external devices such as the Apple iPod, iPhone, Android Smartphone, and is also Bluetooth compatible. And the WebLink App opens up many more options for connection and control to external devices with this stereo. Basically, in terms of media, if you have it on your Smartphone or tablet, you can or should be able to mirror it to the stereo.

You can access most of these options and features from either the main Pioneer AVH menu or through Pioneer's AVH app. In terms of radio coverage, there are quite a few apps that contain many preloaded stations that can be used with this model. These will provide you with a multitude of different radio stations from all over the world.

It would be nice to see some new apps added, such as local weather information and social media apps, as these seem to be lacking a little. These are features that most people use frequently on their smart devices, so adding them to your in-car stereo would be a great addition.

Some things to be aware of

Overall, the review score is very positive. It's a great stereo, with very good sound quality, being sold at a decent price. But with all electrical products, there are a few reported issues that have affected some units. Although not very widespread, here are some of the main problems experienced by a few buyers.

Some users state that the touch screen needs more press-pressure than they would have liked. I believe this is just the way the touch screen has been made on this stereo, and not just an issue with a few dodgy units.

There are a few reports of saved radio stations being automatically removed for no reason, and bad hands-free quality for a Pioneer unit. These last two issues are not very common but worth mentioning. Looking for the AVH-A240DAB PDF manual? You can read / download that here on the official Pioneer Europe website. Also available to download on the same page is the firmware update.

Some other Pioneer audio products also reviewed on this website can be found here: Pioneer FH-S720BT 2-DIN stereo | Pioneer TS-WX120A Underseat Subwoofer.


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