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Pioneer DMH-T450EX Digital Multimedia Receiver User Manual

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Pioneer DMH-T450EX Digital Multimedia Receiver

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Important safety information

 WARNING

  • Do not attempt to install or service this product by yourself. Installation or servicing of this product by persons without training and experience in electronic equipment and automotive accessories may  be dangerous and could expose you to the risk of electric shock, injury, or other hazards
  • Do not allow this product to come into contact with liquids. Electrical shock could result. Also, damage to the product, smoke, and overheating could result from contact with liquids.
  • If the liquid or foreign matter should get inside this product, park your vehicle in a safe place, turn the ignition switch off (ACC OFF) immediately, and consult your dealer or the nearest authorized Pioneer  Service Station. Do not use this product in this condition because doing so may result in a fire, electric shock, or another failure.
  • If you notice smoke, a strange noise or odor from this product, or any other abnormal signs on the LCD screen, turn off the power immediately and consult your dealer or the nearest authorized Pioneer Service Station. Using this product in this condition may result in permanent damage to the system.
  • Do not disassemble or modify this product, as there are high-voltage components inside which may cause an electric shock. Be sure to consult your dealer or the nearest authorized Pioneer ServiceStation for internal inspection, adjustments, or repairs. Before using this product, be sure to read and fully understand the following safety  information
  • Do not operate this product, any applications, or the rearview camera option (if purchased) if doing so will divert your attention in any way from the safe operation of your vehicle. Always observe safe driving rules and follow all existing traffic regulations. If you experience difficulty in operating this product, pull over, park your vehicle in a safe location, and apply the parking brake before making the necessary adjustments.
  • Never set the volume of this product so high that you cannot hear outside traffic and emergency vehicles.
  • To promote safety, certain functions are disabled unless the vehicle is stopped and the parking brake is applied.
  • Keep this manual handy as a reference for operating procedures and safety information.
  • Do not install this product 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 airbags or hazard lamp buttons or (iii) impair the driver’s ability to safely operate the  vehicle
  • Please remember to fasten 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.
  • Never use headphones while driving.
  • Do not install this product 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 airbags or hazard lamp buttons or (iii) impair the driver’s ability to safely operate the vehicle.
  • Please remember to fasten your seat belt at all times while operating your vehicle. I  you are ever in an accident, your injuries can be considerably more severe if your seatbelt is not properly buckled.
  • Never use headphones while driving.

Parking brake interlock
Certain functions (such as viewing video images and certain touch panel key operations) offered by this product could be dangerous (possibly resulting in serious injury or death) and/or unlawful if used while driving. To prevent such functions from being used while the vehicle is in motion, there is an interlock system that senses when the parking brake is set and when the vehicle is moving.

If you attempt to use the functions described above while driving, they will become disabled until you stop the vehicle in a safe place, (1) apply the parking brake, (2) release the parking brake, and then (3) apply the parking brake again. Please keep the brake pedal pushed down before releasing the parking brake.

After-sales service for Pioneer products
Please contact the dealer or distributor from which you purchased the product for after-sales service  (including warranty conditions) or any other information. In case the necessary information is not available, please contact the companies listed below. Please do not ship your product to the companies at the addresses listed below for repair without making advance contact.

-USA&CANADA Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. CUSTOMER SUPPORT DIVISION P.O. Box 1760 Long Beach, CA 90801-1760, U.S.A800-421-1404 For warranty information, please see the Limited Warranty sheet included with your product.

Protecting the LCD panel and screen

  • Do not expose the LCD screen to direct sunlight when this product is not used. This  may result in LCD screen malfunction due to the resulting high temperatures
  • When using a cellular phone, keep the antenna of the cellular phone away from the LCD screen to prevent disruption of the video in the form of spots, colored stripes, etc.
  • To protect the LCD screen from damage, be sure to touch the touch panel keys only with your finger and do so gently.

Notes on internal memory

  • The information will be erased by disconnecting the yellow lead from the battery (or removing the battery itself).
  • Some of the settings and recorded contents will not be reset.

About this manual

  • This manual uses diagrams of actual screens to describe operations. However, the screens on some units may not match those shown in this manual depending on the model used.
  • When an iPhone is connected to the unit, the source name on the unit appears as [iPod]. Please note that this unit only supports iPhones regardless of the source name. For details on iPhone compatibility, refer to Compatible iPhone models (page 38).

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Parts and controls

Main unit

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  1. Touch to turn off the display information. To turn on the display information, touch again. Touch and hold to power off. To power back on, touch again.
  2. Touch to display the top menu screen.
  3. Touch and hold to mute or unmute.
  4. LCD screen
  5. RESET Press to reset the microprocessor (page 9).

 CAUTION

  • Pressing the RESET button resets settings and records contents to the factory settings.
  • Do not perform this operation when a device is connected to this product.
  • Some of the settings and recorded contents will not be reset.
  • The microprocessor must be reset under the following conditions:
  • Before using this product for the first time after installation.
  • If this product fails to operate properly.
  • If there appear to be problems with the operation of the system.
  1. the ignition switch OFF.
  2. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  3. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  4. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
  5. Grab the display at each side and tilt it rightward until you can see RESET.
  6. Press RESET with a pen tip or other pointed tools.
  7. Settings and recorded contents are reset to the factory settings.

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Operating list screens

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  1. Touching an item on the list allows you to narrow down the options and proceed to the next operation.
  2. Touch and slide to search by alphabet.
  3. Touch to view any hidden items.

Operating the time bar

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  1. You can change the playback point by touching the bar.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth connection.

  1. Turn on the Bluetooth function on the device.
  2. Touch
  3. Touch [Phone] or [Bluetooth Audio]. The unit name is shown on the display only when the parking brake is applied.
  4. Select the unit name shown in the mobile device display.
  5. Perform the pairing operation by the mobile device and this unit. After the device is successfully registered, a Bluetooth connection is established by the system.

TIP
To disconnect the connection, touch the connected device name on the top of the phone number input screen (page 13).

NOTE
mobile device. You need to disconnect the Bluetooth connection with a connected mobile device to connect to another.

Making a phone call

  1. Touch
  2. Touch [Phone].
  3. The phone menu screen appears.
  4. Touch one of the call icons on the phone menu screen.

Notes for hands-free phoning

  • General notes
  • Connection to all cellular phones featuring Bluetooth wireless technology is not guaranteed.
  • The line-of-sight distance between this product and your cellular phone must be 10 meters or less when sending and receiving voice and data via Bluetooth technology.
  • With some cellular phones, the ring sound may not be output from the speakers.
  • If private mode is selected on the cellular phone, hands-free phoning may be disabled.
  • Registration and connection
  • Cellular phone operations vary depending on the type of cellular phone. Refer to the instruction manual that came with your cellular phone for detailed instructions.
  • When phone book transfer does not work, disconnect your phone and then perform pairing again from your phone to this product.
  • Making and receiving calls
  • You may hear a noise in the following situations:
  • When you answer the phone use the button on the phone.
  • When the person on the other end of the line hangs up the phone.
  • If the person on the other end of the line cannot hear the conversation due to an echo, decrease the volume level for hands-free phoning.
  • With some cellular phones, even after you press the accept button on the cellular phone when a call comes in, hands-free phoning may not be performed.
  • The registered name in the phone book is displayed if the phone book is transferred to this unit.
  • The received call and dialed number histories
  • The received calls with no phone number are not displayed in the received call history on the unit.
  • Phone book transfers
  • If there are more than 1,000 phone book entries on your cellular phone, not all entries may download completely.
  • Depending on the phone, this product may not display the phone book correctly.
  • If the phone book in the phone contains image data, the phone book may not be transferred correctly.
  • Depending on the cellular phone, phone book transfer may not be available.

NOTES

  • Depending on the Bluetooth audio player connected to this product, the available operations with this product may be limited to the following two levels:
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): Only playing back songs on your audio player is possible.
  • A2DP and AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile): Playing back, pausing, selecting songs, etc., are possible.
  • Depending on the Bluetooth device connected to this product, the available operations with this product may be limited or differ from the descriptions in this manual.
  • While you are listening to songs on your Bluetooth device, refrain from operating the phone function as much as possible. If you try operating, the signal may cause noise for song playback.
  • When you are talking on the Bluetooth device connected to this product via Bluetooth, it may pause playback.

TIPS

  • If you connect your device to this product while a WebLink-compatible application is already running, the application operation screen will appear on this product.
  • Check the Bluetooth connection between the mobile device and this unit if there is no sound output from this unit (page 12).

Error messages
When problems occur with this product, an error message appears on the display. Refer to the table below to identify the problem, then take the suggested corrective action. If the error persists, record the error message and contact your dealer or your nearest Pioneer service center.

  • Device Not Supported
    The connected USB storage device is not supported by this product.  Disconnect your device and replace it with a compatible USB storage device.
  • No Media Files
    There is no file in the USB storage device.  Check that the files in the USB storage device are compatible with this product.
  • Unplayable File
    This type of file is not supported on this product.  Select a file that can be played
  • Audio Format not supported
    This type of file is not supported on this product. Select a file that can be played.

iPhone

Device Not supported

  • The connected iPhone is not supported by this product.
  • Disconnect your device and replace it with a compatible iPhone.
  • Failed to load the iPhone.
  • Disconnect the connected iPhone and check the iPhone is working properly.

Common notes about the USB storage device.

  • Do not leave the USB storage device in any location with high temperatures.
  • Depending on the kind of USB storage device you use, this product may not recognize the storage device or files may not be played back properly.
  • The text information of some audio and video files may not be correctly displayed.
  • File extensions must be used properly.
  • There may be a slight delay when starting playback of files on a USB storage device with complex folder hierarchies.
  • Operations may vary depending on the kind of USB storage device.
  • It may not be possible to play some music files from USB because of file characteristics, file format, recorded application, playback environment, storage conditions, and so on.
  • Protocol: bulk
  • You cannot connect a USB storage device to this product via a USB hub.
  • The partitioned USB storage device is not compatible with this product.
  • Firmly secure the USB storage device when driving. Do not let the USB storage device fall onto the floor, where it may become jammed under the brake or gas pedal.
  • There may be a slight delay when starting playback of audio files encoded with image data.
  • Some USB storage devices connected to this product may generate noise on the radio.
  • Do not connect anything other than the USB storage device. The sequence of audio files on a USB storage device.  For USB storage devices, the sequence is different from that of USB storage devices. Handling guidelines and supplemental information
  • Copyright-protected files cannot be played back.

Compatible iPhone models

  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone SE (2nd generation)
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE (1st generation)
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus

Depending on the iPhone models, it may not be compatible with some AV sources. For details about iPhone compatibility with this product, refer to the information on our website.

Register  your product at  https://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/ in Canada https://www.pioneerelectronics.ca/POCE

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FAQS About Pioneer DMH-T450EX Digital Multimedia Receiver

What is the Pioneer DMH-T450EX Digital Multimedia Receiver?

The Pioneer DMH-T450EX is a digital multimedia receiver designed for car audio systems. It features a touchscreen display and supports various media playback options.

What are the key features of the Pioneer DMH-T450EX?

Some key features include a 6.2-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and audio streaming, support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and compatibility with various audio and video formats.

Does it support navigation?

While the Pioneer DMH-T450EX doesn’t have built-in navigation, it supports navigation apps through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto when connected to a compatible smartphone.

What audio sources does it support?

The receiver supports various audio sources, including AM/FM radio, USB drives, Bluetooth audio streaming, and smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Can I customize the display?

Yes, the DMH-T450EX allows for display customization, including adjusting brightness, color, and background images.

Does it have a built-in amplifier?

Yes, the receiver includes a built-in amplifier with a power output suitable for most car audio systems.

What is the audio quality like?

The audio quality of the Pioneer DMH-T450EX is generally excellent, providing clear and balanced sound reproduction.

Is it compatible with steering wheel controls?

Yes, the receiver is compatible with most aftermarket steering wheel control interfaces, allowing you to retain control functionality.

Does it support backup cameras?

Yes, the DMH-T450EX supports backup cameras, providing added safety and convenience when reversing.

How difficult is it to install?

Installation difficulty can vary depending on your vehicle and existing audio setup. However, Pioneer provides detailed installation instructions, and professional installation services are also available.

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