Touchscreen & Remote Features
Audio & Tuner Section
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
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
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.
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
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:
for a destination by scrolling the map display.
address, or Search for a city (central location), or Search for the
intersection of two roads.
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.
||Store your favorite
locations for easy recall, like your home or work address.
||Destinations that you
have set previously
||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
- 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
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.
Safety Mode: Safety Mode disables the touchscreen above 6 mph to keep
your attention on the road.
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
(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
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.
Disc (CD-R/RW or
Flash (USB or SD/SDHC)
Playable File Types
||MP3/WMA (32-320 kbps;
||MPEG, MP4, AVI, Xvid
Maximum # of Folders/Files
||255 folders/512 files
||99 folders/999 files
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
Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US
standard and European tuning spacing.
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
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.