Boss BV9386NV

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A stylish way to stay on track

The BV9386NV DVD navigation receiver from Boss enhances your dash's appearance and makes you look like a genius for adding on-the-go guidance without spending a fortune. It's got a sweet 6.2" display, which provides accurate maps and directions across the entire United States. And you can dial up your favorite audio and video sources right through the user-friendly touchscreen. Got a phone with Bluetooth®? The BV9386NV also lets you make hands-free calls and stream audio from compatible devices.

Drive with confidence

This Boss receiver provides convenient guidance that'll easily complement your driving style. You'll get directions across all 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and have access to six million points of interest when it's time for a pit stop. You'll hear actual street names at turns. Lane guidance ensures you'll be in the correct position for your next turn, and you can see realistic views of some highway signs for added assurance.

The BV9386NV's powered by iGO 8 navigation software, the standard in many factory navigation systems. iGO 8 offers rapid maps, spot-on directions, and a wide range of features to help you explore your surroundings.

Bluetooth calling and music streaming

The BV9386NV offers Bluetooth connectivity, so you'll be able to make and take calls using your compatible phone through the stereo. You can talk right through the built-in mic on the front panel, so your callers will hear you clearly. You can stream music from your smartphone, and control basic playback functions with the receiver's touchscreen.

Sound and vision

A composite A/V output lets you send movies or other video content to external video monitors, so you can keep the backseat crew entertained. A 10-band equalizer lets you tweak the audio settings to suit your tastes, and the full complement of preamp outputs includes a dedicated subwoofer out with low-pass filter and level control.

Jam on it

Bring your favorite CDs and DVDs on the road with you, including discs loaded with MP3 or WMA files. The receiver's front card slot accommodates your SD card loaded with jams for the long haul. A front USB input makes it easy to connect a thumb drive full of music, or you can jack a satellte radio tuner or other device into audio/video input.

 A dedicated input on the rear panel accommodates an optional rear-view camera to let you get in and out of tight spaces more easily. Your passengers will appreciate the included wireless remote control which allows them to choose their favorite tunes from anywhere in the vehicle.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with 6.2" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • internal amplifier (20 watts RMS/80 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling (through built-in microphone) and audio streaming
    • remote control
    Navigation Features:
    • maps of United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, plus 6 million points of interest
    • text-to-speech announces actual street names at turns
    • lane guidance and junction view
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, USB, and SD memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 10-band EQ with 8 presets, low-pass filter
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB input; front 3.5mm A/V input; rear A/V input; SD card slot; rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, mono subwoofer); composite video output
    Other Features and Specs:

    Why install a car stereo with built-in GPS?

    Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.

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    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By Anonymous, Texas on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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    Came as described fits perfectly in my truck

    What time is it ?

    Written By Anonymous, Oglethorpe, GA on Wednesday, July 01, 2015

    I set the time and as soon as I turn car off it goes back an hour.

    Pros: Bad timing

    Cons: Shows movies well

    Nice for the price

    Written By Richsap, Arkansas on Monday, June 22, 2015

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    A lot of capabilites built into a relatively inexpensive head unit. Installation instructions were not 100% accurate/helpful, had to "live and learn" with the wiring harness. On on side in the back the standard wiring harness adapter plugs in, on the other side you have a lot of audio/video RCA type connectors, none of which I used. I initially planned to build a harness for all of the connections "just in case" I decided to use them later without having to remove the unit, but A) I think there were about 12 cables, impossible to run all of these through my dash, just not enough room and B) Turns out it is relatively simple to remove the head unit from the dash, so should I decide to upgrade later it won't be that big of a deal. At T+4 wees the unit is working well and no issues. Easy to navigate and sounds great. No need to install with the Crutchfield-supplied level matcher (2003 Hyundai Santa Fe w/Monsoon system). I had already pre-wired it in, ended up tweaking all the channel levels all the way anyway (as if I had a direct connection from radio to amp), so just wasted some time and behind-the-dash space.

    Pros: Easy to navigate menu, sound is very good and pretty powerful. Feature rich for the price.

    Cons: Installation instructions leave a bit to be desired. At one point I was directed to tap a power wire into constant +12v supply, but radio functions fine without doing this so I taped it off instead. Had to call Crutchfield tech support twice as a couple of the wire labels are ambiguous. Tech support sent me in the right direction, but clearer instructions would have prevented this. Remote is covered with small buttons, I'm sure over time they will become familiar and easier to use.

    Terrible

    Written By Frank, Harrisonburg Virginia on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    Would give NO stars! Maps freeze constantly. Have to convert mp4's to ipod classic and if over 10mb get file not supported message. Map 'update' is for 2013 and if I want current maps, cost is between $65 and $75. Sometimes the streets show on the map, sometimes they don't. I exchanged the Jensen 7020 in for this one because the Jensen didn't announce street names, the Boss does. Thinking I went from the frying pan directly into the fire. Sorry for a bad review, but you asked for one, and I am being honest. The bluetooth sets up in seconds, but it too has problems. The phonebook .... Not in any order. names are not in alphabetical order, and trying to find a number is impossible as the unit will freeze up (again)! Don't know what to do as I am totally dissatisfied with the unit. I'll try it longer and see if I can overcome the aggravation, if not will have to upgrade to a $600-700 unit and pay Crutchfield another installation fee. Sigh!

    Pros: It fits nicely. Like the looks of the screen.

    Cons: Cannot get videos to play if over 10mb. Address book not in alphabetical order. Maps and unit freeze constantly. Map 'free' updates are 2013 and have to buy maps for current ones. When trying to get into settings, unit will freeze. Have to turn off and 'try again'.

    Crutchfield response on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team, or in this case our retail store. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By Tony, Illinois on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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    ok gps needs to be user friendly

    Pros: easy install good for price

    Cons: gps is not that good , spend more and get a Garman

    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By Jaime, Las Cruces, NM on Tuesday, June 02, 2015

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    This is an economy unit, and as long as you remember that you'll enjoy it. All the functions work well and it is easy to operate, very user friendly. The processor seems a bit slow, loading times take a while as well as the screen reacting to your touch. Once again considering the price you do get quite a bit for your money.

    Pros: Great value for money

    Cons: Requires patience while using unit, ie. Loading times

    80% Happy

    Written By jimbo, Pennsylvania on Monday, May 25, 2015

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    Everything worked fine except.. FM Reception. Returning for replacement. Hopefully new one will work better. I will update

    Pros: All good except for FM Reception

    Cons: Poor FM Reception

    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By William Detro, IN on Saturday, April 25, 2015

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    I really like my stereo now, it seems to be pretty good so far. Gps software seems a little slow at times. I wish I would have paid more attention to iPhone iPad etc. really would have enjoyed that feature in the unit.

    Pros: Simple display menu. Clear screen. Easy to install.

    Cons: Hard to install the gps antenna to at its fullest efficiency.

    Excellent Radio and User Friendly

    Written By Gilberto, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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    Excellent system with Bluetooth and integrated microphone, GPS, backup camera connection, auxiliary and DVD features. I upgraded to this system from the factory radio on my 2007 GMC Envoy and now the speakers are really loud. Overall great product for this price!

    Pros: Very user friendly and fast responses. The GPS lets you know if you are traveling over the speed limit, great feature!

    Cons: The GPS take between 15 to 20 seconds to load, after it loads it works pretty good. Should include a feature to adjust the microphone volume.

    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By Anonymous, Texas city Tx on Monday, April 20, 2015

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    Easy installation with instructions use brackets from vehicle plug and play

    Pros: Has everything I need to use great product thus far

    Cons: Cheaper on another site

    Boss Navigation Reciever

    Written By Elijay C, Missouri on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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    I was looking for a quality reciever for replacing the factory reciever in my mom's Rava 4. This was a great buy. The functionality is simple and the sound is far superior to the factory reciever. With all the features this reciever comes with it's hard to beat it's price. I am quite pleased with this purchase.

    Pros: Hands free bluetooth speaker is built into the reciecer. (Doesn't require an external mic). Features are simple to operate. Price

    Cons: Navigation is a little slow when loading. Satillite radio is not built in.

    Not a good system

    Written By CyBoRgSiEgE, Ohio on Saturday, April 18, 2015

    I bought this system for the backup camera and the GPS and neither were all that great. The camera is very hard to see during the day, no matter how bright the screen is. As for the GPS its out dated and to get an upgrade, they send you to a web site that tries to charge you for an update. It should have come with an update or atleast a way to get the update without cost, which it didn't. The GPS had alot of settings but none of them ever got me to my destination. It couldn't even find my house, I had to pinpoint it on the map, The GPS was off more than 9,300 addresses. There were so many little useless features that may have been ok if the GPS were workable. I am 98% dissatisfied with the system and if I could trade it in for a more accurate system, I surely would. Buy a better system people. You get what you pay fot, buy cheap and thats what you get, cheap system.

    Pros: Were there any pro's? I guess the radio and CD/DVD player. If this is all your after in a double din receiver, then you got it

    Cons: I was very dissatisfied of the backup camera, wasn't at all what I had thought backup camers should have been, easy to use and clearly viewed. It wasn't at all easy to use and clearly viewed. The only things good on this system is the AM/FM radio, CD/DVD player - will play movies with *.vob - DVD Video format. I wish I had bought a better (Brand Name) sterio.

    Crutchfield response on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Our Tech Support team reached out to see if there's anything they can do to help, and to remind the customer about our 60-day satisfaction guarantee, in case he'd like to return the stereo.

    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By Bill, Hagerstown, MD on Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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    Good overall choice especially for the price. only complaint is the nob for control is a little small and hard to grip.

    Pros: Good sound. I added speakers too. Navigation works well. Overall looks are good in the car too. Recommend purchasing installation kit. Made the installation of the radio and wiring easy

    Cons: Small nob that's hard to grip.

    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By Tray, New York, NY on Monday, April 13, 2015

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    Great product easy to install, also Crutchfield has the best online and customer service

    It's somewhat ok

    Written By CyBoRgSiEgE, Ohio on Sunday, April 12, 2015

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    It worked somewhat ok, if thats the sterio your loking for.

    Pros: Radio worked fine and I liked the huge radio frequency letters in yellow. The DVD player, use *.VOB - DVD Video to convert your online movies or they will not work.

    Cons: The GPS was always way off. It would be nice if you would be allowed to put your own roads in for the destination your wanting. The backup camera was very fuzzy except in dim light, as a garage would have, but there wasn't a wide angle to let you know of someone comming from right or left. I bougtht it mainly for the GPS and camera. If this is what you're looking for, please get a better sterio and better camera (I selected the license plate camera).. A better sterio will be worth your whil

    I love this stereo

    Written By Gary A, San Jose, California on Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Sceptical at first, becuse the price was so cheap. but every thing works and the sound is great. my Toyota FJ Cruiser has a stock amplified subwofer that was not broken, but you could not hear it. After installing the Boss Stereo with 80 Watts a channel my subwoofer came to life. so i am not going to have to spend more money on a new sub. ..cant wait to install rear camera.

    Pros: Great value, lot of power, has navigation system,. the SD card is awesome, 4 yr old daugter thinks its cool

    Cons: It locks up sometimes when on the navigation, not a problem for me just hit the menu button and is working again

    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By Anonymous, new haven on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

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    Great luv it

    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By Tony, Colorado Springs on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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    Great product for the price.

    Pros: Looks and functionality.

    Cons: Slow transitioning between functions.

    I do not recommend

    Written By 795MJ, Oregon on Sunday, February 22, 2015

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    This is a terrible receive. It's constantly freezing, and as for the GPS, don't rely on it. Half of the time when you want to use the GPS feature, the entire receiver freezes for an extensive amount of time. Spend more money and just get a better quality receiver, this one is nothing but an utter disappointment.

    Pros: Bluetooth compatibility

    Cons: Freezes, and this ruins affects all features

    Boss Review

    Written By Matt Z, Michigan on Monday, February 16, 2015

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    Great sound for the price. Easy to install. No directions with the radio but one phone call and spoke with Buzz and in two minutes up and running!

    Pros: Better than factory. SD card is a nice feature

    Cons: no directions with the radio. No big deal though

    Boss Car Stereo

    Written By Kurt, Wisconsin on Thursday, February 12, 2015

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    Good receiver for the price. All of the features anyone would need incl. GPS. A little work and some dash cutting was needed to install. I really like the fact that I could put all of my music on a SD card which is hidden behind a cover.

    Pros: So many great features for the best price around, especially with all of the free install gear that comes with it.

    Cons: A little slow starting up but not a problem for me. I'm a little old and slow myself!

    Pros: All the features of an expensive unit

    Cons: Slow start up and very simple GPS

    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By GMD, Chatham, Louisiana on Wednesday, February 04, 2015

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    Great receiver for the price. All of the features anyone could ask for that comes in very expensive models. I had a custom install in a 2001 Ford F150 SuperCrew so I didn't want to sink a lot of money into it in case I was unable to make it fit. A little work and some dash cutting and I have a nice looking install. My main reason for wanting this unit was for the back up camera so all the other features that came with it were a plus. I really like the fact that I could put all of my music on a SD card and not have a flash drive sticking out of the front.

    Pros: So many great features for the best price around, especially with all of the free install gear that comes with it.

    Cons: A little slow starting up but not a problem for me. I'm a little old and slow myself!

    Not Bad

    Written By Angel, Florida on Saturday, January 17, 2015

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    For the money, and the amount of features, Not bad... I bought two of these units , 2005 Scion XA and 2007 Yaris, first car took about 2 hours to install, (note: trying to decide where to put the GPS antenna...Second car about an hour and fifteen minutes. All instructions provided, had to grind off one dimple on both brackets to make installation perfect..(not in instructions)

    Pros: Works pretty good, NAV reminds you when exceding the speed limit, hands free call sound good, great facelift from the stock radio

    Cons: you loose the stock external input jack . Thou the radio has one on the front face under a flimzy door that will eventually get broken

    Great value for the price.

    Written By Chuck Jones, New York on Sunday, January 11, 2015

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    I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this unit. It has features that you usually only find on 500 dollar plus units with better known name brands. The nav system is easy to use, the screen is very nice quality, and the sound quality is very good. I was a little skeptical about buying this receiver because of some of the negative feedback I saw on it, but overall I am pretty happy with the unit, and would recommend it to anybody who has a little bit of knowledge about installing their own stereos like I do.

    Pros: Great feature set for such a low priced unit.

    Cons: The remote battery was dead on arrival, and the instructions are lacking in detail about how to hook up the steering wheel controls,but crutchfield had the information readily available for me.

    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By SLoftis, High Point, NC on Monday, January 05, 2015

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    All in all very nice

    Pros: Looks good, sounds good, all in one (radio, backup camera, phone system, nav system)

    Cons: Nav is slow to load and hangs up occasionally requiring shut down to restart.

    Crutchfield didn't send the instructions

    Written By Daniel E, Baton Rouge, LA on Friday, December 26, 2014

    The unit seems to work pretty well. I've spent most of the day installing because Crutchfield didn't bother to send any installation instructions for the receiver, much less vehicle specific instructions. A person that had never installed an auto stereo system would be completely stuck. I called Crutchfield customer service this afternoon (7 hours ago) and they promised to email instructions right away...I'm still waiting for those. I'll spend tomorrow morning looking for a reverse light wire source inside my cab because I don't want to have to run a wire to the rear underneath of the truck. I would have had my wife purchase this Christmas gift from another on line retailer had I known there wouldn't be instructions supplied. I'm not impressed, Crutchfield.

    Pros: Unit seems nice. I have everything working except for the reverse camera (which is the main reason I wanted this unit).

    Cons: Crutchfield (lack of) customer support.

    Great product! Great value! It's the BOSS!

    Written By Jim C., Ocala, FL on Thursday, December 11, 2014

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    This system is really great! The price was very good! Crutchfield included everything needed for an easy install. No butchering of the truck's radio harness! It took be about 45 minutes to install. It looks factory installed! Thanks Crutchfield!

    Pros: Easy install, looks great, plays great! Everything included was correct to fit my truck!

    Cons: Even though the connector to the vehicle's harness was included, Including a portion of the vehicle's radio harness connector wiring schematic would have been nice. I will have to add an amplifier as the system has no top end umpf! To some the volumn would not be an issue!

    as described

    Written By jeepjk, Palm coast FL on Sunday, November 23, 2014

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    Perfect fit. Crutchfield suggested all the right components for my make and model vehicle. Easy and concise instructions.

    Pros: All the features in one unit

    Cons: Nav is a little slow to load. But works well.

    Very nice system

    Written By John, California on Monday, November 10, 2014

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    I installed this system in my 2003 Nissan 350Z to get bluetooth for my phone, and to support a back up camera, features that were not available in 2003. My newer car has both and I got so used to them and really missed them when driving the Z. Everything works well, the car is way cooler than before, and the Crutchfield tech support guys were great.

    Pros: Low price, nice display, looks nice in the dash.

    Cons: Its a pain to have to go through the NAV "Accept" disclaimer every time. Boot up is a little slow, especially if the back up cam is activated after starting, but this is not a big deal.

    Highly Recommend

    Written By Rev, NY,NY on Saturday, November 01, 2014

    Great item especially for the price and would have paid more. Quality is excellent and it is fairly easy to install. If your looking to make your car look a lot nicer, go with this product and you will not regret it. It has every feature that I was looking for and never had a problem and I spent less than $600 that my friend bought and he has had some problems

    Pros: The price for the quality is the best pro. Excellent picture with a look as if it was manufactured that way.

    Cons: I really only have one problem which isn't anything that serious. It takes about 2-4 seconds for the system to start up but for the price I paid, it is worth the wait

    Better stick with stock

    Written By Mike, Orlando, FL on Thursday, October 30, 2014

    This is pretty much a slight better upgrade from a stock radio. Requires alot of work to get it to work properly and even then its not great.

    DVD/CD Player doesnt work at all. Contacted Boss and this is a common problem that they know about but don't seem to care.

    USB and A/V inputs from the front also don't work. Again Boss rep said "we know."

    As other reviews stated, it freezes constantly. Controls are not user friendly at all. Instructions are terrible. Luckily Crutchfield will supply with you with wire hook-up instructions. They are 1000 times better than what comes with this unit.

    Pros: Navigation Radio

    Cons: Terrible Boss Customer Service Freezes Constantly Minimal Directions Controls Not User Friendly DVD/CD Drive inoperable USB and A/V In inoperable

    not no kenwood but ok at best

    Written By don h, dfw texas on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Its ok for the money. I did not buy from Crutchfield as another person stated but installed it in a jiffy. gps has some serious start up time everytime you start the vehicle and freezes a few times (at least for me in certain spots). bluetooth is ok also, not exactly the best but it works.

    Pros: price, features it trys to offer

    Cons: formatting movies to play on vcd, dvd, usb, and sd. its low quality divx/mp4. sound: no bass/treble control. but does have preset eq with manual (user) control, unfortunately not all music sound the same and you have to manually adjust the eq to get bass distortion out if the music has lots of bass. brightness control, you have to manually control it. more so late at night or early morning, it's too bright and when sun comes out its too dark. usb port gets in the way if you have it plugged in

    For the price.... Its worth it!

    Written By D@T DooD, Scottsdale, AZ on Monday, October 13, 2014

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    I decided to purchase this double din HeadUnit b/c of the price and it pretty much offers everything I wanted. Navigation, BackUp camera ready, Bluetooth, EQ ( makes a difference ) DVD, USB & AUX input along with A/V Input at rear. I cant complain. I even love installing it. Just do your research and figure out what you want and what you want to add in your H/U. I wanted a BackUp camera and I dont wanted external or addition LCD monitors for thieves to have an excuse to grab and steal my stuff. Comes with remote whichbis very cool and handy, since I have no Steering Wheel Control. And the Navigation part- I must say its very nice feature to have! Easy to update( thru your PC. You will need a USB adapter for it to update your maps from the micro SD card. That is why I'm giving 5 stars for the inexpensive and great product! NO REGRETS HERE :)

    Pros: If you are having someone to install it...then you are not saving money!!! The tech support and advisors are great help, use it and you will be satisfied with your well money spent.

    Cons: 20-30 seconds to boot up the navigation only but EVERYTHING ELSE IS AWESOME!!!

    It's Okay.

    Written By JohnS, PA on Monday, September 22, 2014

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    It's okay. But for the price, I suppose it's a matter of you get what you pay for. The supplied wiring instructions don't tell you that the P ANT wire needs to be connected to power the internal receiver's antenna amplifier. The blue & blue/while wires need to be connected or radio reception will be marginal at best. The Nav system works okay, but does occasionally "lock". There's no indication that you are moving and screen becomes non-responsive. Wait it out a few mins and it will snap back to your location with all features restored.

    Pros: Fits and looks great.

    Cons: Instructions don't tell you to connect the power antenna blue & blue/white leads. Nav system locks up for minutes at a time before locking onto sat again.

    GREAT VALUE!!!

    Written By Scott S., Chico CA on Thursday, September 11, 2014

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    Product arrived quickly. Installed in about an hour. Has been working great. There is a lag time of 2-5 seconds after the car is turned on or off and the radio powering up or down, respectively. Installation was quite simple - match the wire colors and plug it in.

    Pros: Great price. Easy to use. Great sound. Easy to install.

    Cons: Slight lag time with start up - common for after market products. One radio station does not come in as clear - the rest are as good if not better.

    Great System for the proce

    Written By David, Orlando, FL on Friday, August 22, 2014

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    I did not buy this from Crutchfield cause at that time i found it cheaper somewhere else, but I did buy Crutchfields wire adaptor and instructions. My wife and I soldered the wires and shrink wrapped in about 20 min, the install was simple in our toyota, the system is outstanding for the price (250.00 at Fry's, no longer in stock) so the 289 price that crutchfield has is more than worth it......great service and recieved my parts in just a few days......love the Boss BV9386NV and am going to buy another one soon for my other car.

    Pros: everything works great if you follow directions

    Cons: NON at this time

    Great system

    Written By Lgreg, Pryor, OK on Thursday, August 07, 2014

    Good system for the price

    Pros: Good system for the price

    Cons: Gps antenna cord needs toll be longer and a better backlight for better visibility in bright daylight would help

    Awsome

    Written By Zack, Woodstock, Ga on Friday, July 25, 2014

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    Great product, not as user friendly (ou of the box) as some, but once you use it a few time it is great...

    Pros: price is great, features are good, overall design and layout is nice.

    Cons: a little slow to respond, hard to navigate at first

    It's Decent

    Written By Jon, Portland, OR on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

    This thing is awesome for the price. I paid for it at Frys Electronics and purchased the install adapters here. The navigation works great, it has built in steering wheel controls that needs NO adapters, you just need to tap into your cars steering wheel control wire(s). Unfortunately it has no instructions on how to do that, but I figured it out. I LOVE the 10 band EQ. It plays DVD (even burnt ones) just fine. The bluetooth audio works just fine, the radio is okay. The way to tune the radio is a little clunky. It has easy to use subwoofer control. My biggest complaint is that it's a tiny bit slow to turn on and connect to your phone, and VERY slow to start up the navigation software. Like 25 seconds until you can finally use it. My favorite thing is that I can change tracks in Spotify (on my phone) with my steering wheel.

    Pros: -Tons of features at a low cost -10 band EQ -Built in steering wheel controls -No adapters or extra cost for navigation to work

    Cons: -Slow startup time for navigation -Some of the user interface is clunky -Little to no instructions for wiring -It's a little quiet compared to my stock radio

    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By Dys, Marlton, NJ on Sunday, June 08, 2014

    Freezes. I touch and touch, does not type.

    Pros: Cheap

    Cons: 2.5 year old map on the day of purchase. Can not use unit to make call. Screen freezes while typing. Worse customer service. Stuck with it after installes.

    Crutchfield response on Monday, June 16, 2014 As soon as we saw this customer's review, our tech support team reached out to her to try and help (we do that a lot). In her review, she was referring to the customer service experience she had when she contacted Boss directly.

    Entry level but it works

    Written By patrick, Mount Vernon, WA on Sunday, June 01, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Had this installed for about a month now. It is a very basic system but it works pretty well. Navigation is pretty spot on. Sound quality is decent. Because it is so basic it is pretty easy to use.

    Pros: Cheap. Easy to use.

    Cons: You have to exit navigation if you want to change the track on a cd.

    Boss BV9386NV

    Written By Tim D., Shelbyville TN on Friday, May 16, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wouldn't buy this product. I had to return it for a different navigation system.

    Pros: Great navigation. Hood displays.

    Cons: Stereo would not pick up. Every station had static.

    Hands-on research

    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • Navigation receiver (15A fuse)
    • 4GB Map microSD card
    • Sleeve (attached w/ 4 screws)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Preamp/AV harness
    • 20" miniUSB-to-USB cable
    • GPS antenna (w/ attached 6.5' cable)
    • Remote control
    • CR2025 3V battery
    • Rear-support stud
    • Rubber-boot
    • User's Manual
    • GPS User's Manual
    • Limited Warranty Card
    • 3 Year Warranty Extension Offer

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant No
    RMS Power Output 20 watts
    Peak Output 80 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 10
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Built-in
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input Front and Rear
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB, SD
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    Mini ---
    iPhone N/A
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 18 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

    Product Research

    Touchscreen & Remote Features
    Onboard Navigation
    Multimedia Playback
    Audio & Tuner Section
    AV Connections
    Warranty

    Touchscreen + Remote Features

    6.2" Touchscreen Display: The Boss BV9386NV navigation receiver features a fixed 6.2" widescreen touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 RGB x 480 with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.

    Start Up Time: The Boss BV9386NV has a start up time of approximately 10.5 seconds from Off to an AV Source screen, and a start up time of 29.5 seconds from Off to the Navigation Menu.

    Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the unit's LCD touchscreen controls, the BV9386NV also features hard-key controls on the left edge of the screen (including a 3-way rotary audio control).

    12/24 Hour Clock: You can set the unit to display a 12 or 24 hour clock. The clock is visible from any source.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video while the vehicle is in motion, the green wire within the harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view video unless your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you attempt to view video without the parking brake engaged, you will get a blank screen. While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source information, metadata, and the navigation on-screen map.

    2-DIN Chassis: The BV9386NV has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Remote Control: The BV9386NV includes a 44-button IR remote control for wireless operation of the navigation receiver.

    Onboard Navigation

    iGO8 & TomTom Navigation Software: The Boss BV9386NV offers a comprehensive map database from TomTom covering the entire United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico. Navigation data is stored on the unit's preloaded 4GB microSD-card for quick access and response. The BV9386NV's integrated iGO8 navigation software provides turn-by-turn visual and voice assistance to direct you to your selected destination. The built-in software quickly calculates step-by-step directions to any destination available on the included navigation map.

    Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.

    Map Updates: It is easy to keep the navigation system up to date. Simply purchase & download new map data from the naviextras.com online portal, store the updated map data on a microSD card, and insert it into the Boss BV9386NV via the front-panel microSD card slot.

    GPS (Global Position System): The built-in iGO8 navigation software helps you find your way to your destination with an integrated GPS receiver & external GPS antenna. The GPS antenna is designed to be installed on your dash inside the vehicle. The iGO8 navigation software uses Global Position System (GPS) satellites, and a digital roadway map database to calculate and display vehicle positioning and travel direction. The built-in navigation software considers vehicle speed an heading changes, together with longitude and latitude information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position on a digital map. Signal from GPS satellites are used to determine the vehicle location.

    On-Screen Map: The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's current position (a dark blue arrow by default), the recommended route (an orange line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The on-screen map shows streets, roads, and highways in a way that is similar to how a paper road map show them. A road's width and colors corresponds to their importance, so you can easily tell a freeway from a small street. When navigating a route, the top section of the map screen shows information about your next route maneuver and the next street or the next city/town. When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you.

    • 2D/3D Map Mode: The BV9386NV allows you to view its on-screen map in a 2D (two-dimensional) or 3D (three-dimensional) view. Similar to paper road maps, the 2D mode, shows you streets, roads, and elevation by color. In 3D mode, you can see the altitude and elevations differences. You can distinguish between valleys, mountains, and elevated roads. In selected cities 3D landmarks and 3D buildings are also displayed.
    • Color Mode: The navigation map screen uses different color themes (Day/Night) during the day and during the night for both the map and the menu screen. Daytime colors are similar to paper road maps, and the menus are bright. The nigh color themes use dark colors for large objects to keep the average brightness of the screen low.

    Lane Information & Signposts: The Boss BV9386NV's navigation map offers helpful lane information & signpost guidance.

    • Lane Information: When navigation on multilane roads, it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
    • Signposts: Where additional information is available, signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map. The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations and the number of the road the lane leads to.

    Audible Alerts: The Boss BV9386NV offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.

    • Voice Guidance (Text-to-Speech): In addition to graphic directions, the BV9386NV provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions. The volume of the voice prompts can be increased with increases in speed to overcome road noise. Voice guidance can be turned off if you prefer.
    • Safety Alert: This function can warn you when you approach road safety cameras, school zones, or railroad crossings (if available). You can also add your own alert points. Beeps or the spoken type of alert will be heard when you are approaching of these points.
    • Speed Limit Warning: Some maps may contain information about the speed limits of certain road segments. The BV9386NV provides an audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
    Note: When driving at high speed, the noise in the car may be too loud to clearly hear the voice guidance and other sounds. Using Dynamic Volume you can instruct IGO 8 to increase the volume when your speed exceeds a certain minimum, and reach its highest volume at the given maximum speed. The unit will mute the audio of the other sources during navigation voice-prompts.

    Destination Search: The Destination Search menu gives you many different ways to choose your destination. An on-screen keyboard appears to allow you to enter your destination from one of the following categories:

    Destination Search Description
    Find on Map Search for a destination by scrolling the map display.
    Find Address Enter full/partial address, or Search for a city (central location), or Search for the intersection of two roads.
    Find POI Search for points-of-interest (POIs) near your current location, in a specific city, along your current route, or near your destination. You can search by name of place or by category.
    Favorites Store your favorite locations for easy recall, like your home or work address.
    History Destinations that you have set previously
    Coordinates Allows you to search your destination by longitude and latitude values.

    Route Calculation: The Boss BV9386NV calculates your route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.

    • Vehicle Type: You select what type of vehicle you are driving, so the navigation unit can determine the best route based on your vehicle type (Car, Truck, Emergency, Bus, or Taxi).
    • Route Method: You can choose which route method (Fastest, Shortest, Economical, or Easy) the navigation unit should use when calculating your route.
      • Fastest: give a quick route, if you can travel at or near the speed limit on all roads. Usually the best section for fast and normal cars
      • Shortest: gives a route that has the smallest total distance of all possible routes. It can be practical for slow vehicles
      • Economical: combines the benefits of Fast and Short; calculates as if it were calculating the Fast route, but it takes other roads as well to save fuel
      • Easy: results in a route with fewer turns and no difficult maneuvers
    • Avoidances: You can tell the navigation unit to avoid certain types of roads along your calculated route, such as - Highways, Tolls, Carpool/HOV, Unpaved Roads, and/or Ferries.

    Itinerary w/ Route Simulation: The Itinerary page displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns. You can preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected route.

    Auto Reroute: If you depart from the original route, the navigation system recalculates the route and provides new directions.

    Trip Monitor: The Trip Monitor contains useful information about your trip. This information can be saved manually when you reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max. Altitude.

    Safety Mode: Safety Mode disables the touchscreen above 6 mph to keep your attention on the road.

    Multimedia Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Boss BV9386 features a single disc player that will playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW discs.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The BV9386NV is equipped with a front-panel miniUSB (type-B) port and comes with a miniUSB-to-USB cable for connection of a USB mass storage class device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), digital audio players, or thumbdrives. The unit supports playback of  music,  video, and picture files loaded onto a compatible USB msc device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (0.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: The unit's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

    Front-Panel SD-Card Slot: The Boss navigation receiver features a front-panel SD-card slot. The BV9386NV supports playback of  music, video, and picture files loaded onto a SD/SDHC memory card (up to 32GB).

    File Compatibility: The Boss head unit supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW) Flash (USB or SD/SDHC)
    File System ISO9660, Joliet FAT 32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3/WMA (32-320 kbps; 32-48kHz)
    Video MPEG, MP4, AVI, Xvid
    Photo JPEG
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 255 folders/512 files 99 folders/999 files
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags, WMA-tags,

    Parental Protection: The DVD system has a built-in Parental Lock feature to prevent unauthorized persons from viewing restricted disc content. By default, the rating system is unlocked. You can choose from 8 different levels of Parental Lock. Once setup, the parental lock is released only by entering the user 4-digit password.

    Built-in Bluetooth: The Boss BV9386NV navigation receiver is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, providing hands-free communication and audio streaming for added convenience and safety in the vehicle.

    • Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Boss BV9386NV allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. The head unit will display the caller's phone number and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker during an incoming call. You can manually answer or end a call through the head unit's front-panel controls. The BV9386NV allows you to carry on the phone conversation using the head unit's integrated microphone and your car audio speakers. Your music will mute automatically during a call. You can make a call by using the head unit's touchscreen numeric keypad, phonebook transfer, or call history (missed/received/dial).
    • Wireless Audio Streaming: The Boss BV9386NV also allows you to play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth enabled phone, PDA, or personal music player using a Bluetooth connection. You can control basic music playback functions (Play/Pause) from the BV9386NV. Advance music navigation and song/artist information will still need to be handled through the Bluetooth mobile device. This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.

    Note: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the BV9386NV. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the Boss BV9386NV.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    80W (Peak) x 4Ch Amp: The Boss BV9386NV navigation receiver employs a 80W (peak) x 4ch amplifier.

    5ch/2V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The BV9386NV features front, rear and subwoofer 2.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The mono-subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The receiver features a built-in Low Pass Crossover (80/120/160Hz) for subwoofer preamp output.

    EQ Presets: You can choose between eight preset modes; Optimal, Classic, Rock, Jazz, EDM, Pop, Flat, or User. The User mode activates an adjustable 10-band EQ (31.25, 62.5, 125, 250, 500, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k Hz)

    Loudness: When listening to music at low volumes, this feature will selectively boost certain bass and treble frequencies.

    DRC: This function reduces a Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range so you can hear quieter dialog without being overwhelmed by loud sections. You can choose a setting of Auto or On.

    Volume Adjust: You can increase the relative volume (0-12) of the unit's source inputs to match the external source's output level.

    Key Beep: The in-dash navigation head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The Boss BV9386NV features a built-in AM/FM tuner. The BV9386NV features 3 FM banks and 2 AM bank for storing presets (automatically or manually). You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets (total of 30). Local seek tuning lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good reception. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist & track information when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.

    Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.

    AV Connection

    Dual AV Inputs: The Boss BV9386NV is fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm input for connection of a portable audio device, such as your Apple iPod/iPhone. The BV9386NV also features a rear-panel A/V input that consists of a composite video jack and stereo RCA jacks for connecting an external AV device, like your Blu-ray player or game system.

    Video Out: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold separately). The video output will display whatever video signal that is being displayed on the head unit's integrated 6.2" LCD touchscreen.

    Rearview Camera Input: The BV9386NV features a composite video input and a pink reverse wire lead for connection of a rear view camera (sold separately). This enables better visibility when backing up. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the integrated 6.2" LCD screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75 seconds.

    Warranty

    Extended Warranty: Units purchased from Crutchfield after 3/1/2015 carry an extended warranty relative to purchases from Boss' standard dealer network. The new warranty is 3 years parts and labor.

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