Touchscreen & Remote Features
Audio & Tuner Section
Touchscreen + Remote Features
7" Motorized Touchscreen Monitor: The Boss BV9980NV features
a motorized-retractable 7" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touchscreen LCD display with
an adjustable viewing angle. The resolution of the display is 800 x RGB (3) x
480 with 1,152,000 pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive
video graphics, making menu navigation easy. You can adjust the monitor's angle
for better visibility.
- Wallpaper Screen: You can choose between six wallpaper background
screens - Rain, Lines, Trees, Leaf, Colors, or Grass.
- Adjustable Dimmer: You can manually adjust the brightness of the
unit's LCD monitor.
- Clock & Calendar: The head unit provides a clock & calendar
display. The Calendar is only displayed when selected. The clock is
displayed on every source, navigation, and menu screen. The head unit must
be powered on to view clock or calendar.
- Multiple Languages: Select English, Spanish, or Chinese text for
the system's menu.
Note: It takes approximately 4.5 seconds for the unit's motorized
monitor to open and close.
Start Up Time: The Boss BV9980NV has a start up time of
approximately 12.33 seconds from Off to an AV Source screen, and a start up time
of 40.71 seconds from Off to the Navigation Menu.
Detachable Front-Panel w/ Hard Key Controls: The Boss
BV9980NV features a detachable front-panel with hard-key control buttons and an
8-character/segment display. This display can be used during music playback for
track & song information without having to use the motorized 7" monitor. Control
buttons along the front-panel include a 3-way rotary dial for volume and audio
settings; plus Power, Eject, Preset, Mode, Mute, and Playback buttons.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the pink wire connected to the head unit's
rear-chassis 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, song/artist info, and the navigation
Remote Control: The BV9980NV includes a 44-button IR remote control
for wireless operation of the navigation receiver.
NDrive & TomTom Navigation Software: The Boss BV9980NV
offers a comprehensive map database from TomTom covering the entire United
States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. Navigation
data is stored on the unit's preloaded 4GB microSD-card for quick access and
response. The BV9980NV's integrated NDrive 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.
NDrive's store offers you additional free or purchasable features,
such as voices or new maps that will enhance the navigation receiver's software and user experience.
GPS (Global Position System): The built-in NDrive 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
outside the vehicle. The NDrive 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 yellow arrow), the recommended route (an
blue 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 BV9980NV 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 BV9980NV'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 BV9980NV 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 BV9980NV 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 BV9980NV provides an
audible warning if you exceed the recommended speed limit.
Note: The unit will mute the audio of the other sources
during navigation voice-prompts. You can adjust the volume level of the
navigation voice-prompts independently from the head unit's main volume.
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:
- Browse Map: Search for a destination by scrolling the
map and simply tapping the display.
- Address: Enter Country, State, City, and Street. Or, simply enter
- Home: Save your home's address into the unit's navigation memory.
- POIs: Search for points-of-interest (POIs) near your current
location, in a specific
city, or from the entire 6,000,000 POI database.
- Favorites: Store your favorite locations for easy recall
- Recent Location: Destinations that you
have set previously.
- Itineraries: Create a destination and a list of waypoints.
- Coordinates: Allows you to search
your destination by longitude and latitude values.
Route Options: You may select among the following route
options, which will influence the navigation system's routing calculations.
- Fastest: Calculates
the fastest route, regardless of the distance. It is highly recommended that
you select this option; the planned route will be not only the fastest, but
also more economic and pleasant, since better and faster roads such as
highways are given priority.
- Shortest: Calculates
the shortest route, regardless of the quality of the road. Note that this
route may take more time and some of the roads may be narrow or steep.
- Tolls: Select "avoid"
if you don't want to use toll roads on your route or "yes" to allow NDrive
to use tolls on route calculation. Please note that even if you've selected
the option "avoid", NDrive will consider toll roads, if that is the only
- Adventure Mode: Allows
you to navigate to a location or coordinates off the beaten track; select
this mode for outdoor use or traveling by sea or air. In this mode, the
distance to your destination is calculated in direct aerial line and a
compass will be displayed to guide you towards your destination.
Auto Reroute + Detour: If you depart from the original route, the
navigation system recalculates the route and provides new directions. You can
also choose to Detour around the road ahead, avoid a specific road, or around a
section of the route.
Route Simulation: You can preview all the route information
and simulate travel along a projected route.
Disc Compatibility: The Boss BV9980NV features a single disc
player that will playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW discs.
- Auto Reload: The unit will automatically reinsert a disc if it's
ejected, but not removed for 15 seconds or more.
- 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.
Front-Panel MicroSD-Card Slot: The Boss navigation receiver
features a front-panel microSD-card slot located behind the detachable
front-panel. The front-panel needs to be removed each time you insert or eject
and micorSD card. The BV9980NV supports playback of music,
video, and picture files loaded onto a microSD/SDHC memory card (up to
Dual USB Ports: The BV9980NV is equipped with a front-panel
(type-B) port that comes with a 20" miniUSB-to-USB cable and a rear-panel USB
(type-A) port attached to the reach chassis by a 30" cable. Either USB port can
be used to connect 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: Only one USB port should be connected to a device at
a time. The unit's USB port is not compatible with Apple iPod,
iPhone, or iPad.
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 microSD/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
Built-in Bluetooth: The Boss BV9980NV 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
BV9980NV 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 BV9980NV 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 BV9980NV 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 BV9980NV.
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
BV9980NV. 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 BV9980NV.
Audio & Tuner Section
85W (Peak) x 4Ch Amp: The Boss BV9980NV navigation receiver employs
a 85W (peak) x 4ch amplifier.
5ch/2V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The BV9980NV 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) and level adjustment (0-39) for subwoofer preamp output.
EQ + Tone Control: You can choose between 4 preset modes;
Pop, Rock, Metal, or Off. You can also adjust the head unit's Bass & Treble
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 BV9980NV features a built-in AM/FM
tuner. The BV9980NV 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 BV9980NV is fitted with a
front-panel 3.5mm input for connection of a portable audio device, such as your
Apple iPod/iPhone. The BV9980NV 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 7" LCD touchscreen.
Rearview Camera Input: The BV9980NV features a composite
video input and a orange 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 7" 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.