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I tried the Z1 and CD-IB100II combo at a local dealer. I was very impressed with its speed. I used my own ipod with almost 11000 songs and the scroll speed was quite fast. I was able to press and hold the the down double arrows to go through the lists at a really zippy pace. Of course it was not as fast as the ipod itself but it was quite fast. I will go back to test this again.

Posted by aadadams on April 18, 2006 at 6:57 PM (PDT) Comment 1

Holding the down (or up) double arrows does not speed up the scrolling on the AVIC-Z1. It is one press per (small) "page" of results, pretty much the opposite of zippy. The Alpine unit mentioned in the piece is capable of doing this, but the Pioneer is not.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on April 18, 2006 at 7:41 PM (PDT) Comment 2

I cannot explain the differences in our experiences. I did this with my own ipod and it was the opposite of opposite of zippy. Maybe there were hardware/software differences in the setups. After playing with the Z1/CD-IB100II I bought the Pioneer Premier DEH-P880PRS/CD-IB100 combo. A couple days later I went back and they had the CD-IB100II. I had them change out the adapters. I will go back to the dealer to try this again to verify that my mind was not playing tricks on me.

Posted by aadadams on April 18, 2006 at 8:20 PM (PDT) Comment 3

iwent over and tried this unit again today, and while not as fast as I remembered it I was still fine with the speed. I would say it is better thatn the Alpine KCA-420i, but slower than my DEH-P880PRS which is slightly slower that the 9856. Would you agree? The only other Alpine I have used was the CDA-9856 it was very fast but display was only one line. We have the 9857 locally now but the unit is not interfaced to the ipod.

Posted by aadadams on April 19, 2006 at 7:44 PM (PDT) Comment 4

Not to belabor this point, but if you're trying it on the AVIC-Z1, there is no way it could be described as "fast" by any stretch of the imagination. I'm referring to the Search engine's speed, not the "press play" or "forward track" speed - in other words, navigation of iPod contents. The latest Alpine (KCA-422) smokes the navigation speed of the AVIC-Z1 and CD-IB100II combination.

Posted by Jeremy Horwitz on April 19, 2006 at 10:17 PM (PDT) Comment 5

How did we ever get along without satellite navigation? (sarcasm warning, for those unable to detect it).

Seems trivial, but for Pioneer to charge another $99 for an iPod interface on top of a $2250 device...something seems out-of-whack. Now I realize not everyone has or needs the iPod adaptor, but c'mon...considering that iPods DO dominate the DAP landscape it's not much of a stretch to automatically include full iPod compatibility at the baseline with this AVIC-Z1 thingy (sorry, but in my book this is the automotive equivalent of a boat anchor...my pre-996 'Porscheness' is coming through, I know).

Posted by flatline response on April 20, 2006 at 12:58 AM (PDT) Comment 6

I had the Pioneer DEH-P80MP head unit, but it got stolen last week. I had read a lot of reviews about CD-IB 100 and didn't buy it. I just used Pioneer's CD-RB10 bus cable with Nyko's stereo link. It didn't charge my iPod, but it sounded great and was less than $50. I am getting the DEH-P7800MP once my claim finalizes and I plan on doing things the same way. I have to admit, Pioneer really screwed up on this one. I am even more surprized they did it twice.

Posted by rebel_519 on April 20, 2006 at 10:45 PM (PDT) Comment 7

Try it for yourself. There is an analogous model DEH-P880PRS already in most shops. I would suggest that you try one and read reviews of the DEH-P6800MP and DEH-P680MP before making a call.

Posted by aadadams on April 21, 2006 at 7:42 AM (PDT) Comment 8

Anyone who has used or has one of these Pioneer AVIC-Z1 decks please responsd!

I am wondering about the hide button during music play does it work when you are driving and is it just a background or wallpaper that displays or is it a spectrum analyzer with all sorts of motion?

Posted by koblescar on May 3, 2006 at 1:38 PM (PDT) Comment 9

I bought the AVIC-Z1 and Ipod adapter. I agree with Jeremy H. The Ipod scrolling feature is EXTREMELY disappointing and frustrating! I took me 12 MINUTES (!) to scroll from the top of my Artist list to the bottom. I don't have the patience or a long enough commute, but I imagine that it would take 1 HOUR to scroll through all 10,000 songs on my Ipod. UNACCEPTABLE! As any Ipod owner knows, it takes SECONDS to scroll through any list on their Ipod. The geniuses at Pioneer need to figure out how to correct their software and send a patch on CD out to everyone who bought this expensive anti-Ipod device!!!

Posted by bartski333 on July 13, 2006 at 5:21 PM (PDT) Comment 10
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