Excellent security, plus touchscreen iPod® control

The understated elegance of JVC's KD-AVX77 DVD receiver fits any vehicle's interior. Its El Kameleon security system presents a plain, black face without any buttons or knobs to the left of the screen — you make all adjustments with just a touch of your finger. The controls black out and disappear when you're not using them, then light up automatically when your hand approaches the screen.

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Gorgeous touchscreen

The KD-AVX77 wastes no space on its single-sized face — it's dominated by the 5.4" wide-angle touchscreen. The controls disappear when you're not using them, then light up automatically when your hand approaches the screen. You make all adjustments with a touch of your finger.

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Pick from four viewing modes, including an ultra-wide Cinemascope setting for watching DVDs when you're parked. Split-screen mode is perfect for viewing album art and song info while you're listening to music. Choose from different menus configurations and colors to suit your taste and match your vehicle's interior — you can even use your own jpeg pictures as wallpaper.


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First-class sound

Play the MP3, WMA, and AAC files you've burned to a disc or saved on a thumb drive. The powerful built-in amplifier and 24-bit digital-to-analog converter make the most of your music, and the 7-band equalizer lets you adjust a range of frequencies to create the perfect sound for your car's interior. If you're building a complete audio/video system, the 6-channel preamp outputs let you add amplifiers, subwoofers, and even a center speaker.


Movie theater on wheels

Watch DVDs on the widescreen display up front while you're parked, or connect a screen in the back so your passengers can watch while you drive. Dual-zone mode lets you enjoy your favorite driving music up front while they watch in back. And a built-in 5.1 surround sound decoder lets you hook up real movie theater surround sound in the back for a truly rewarding movie experience.


iPod ® and Bluetooth®

Built-in iPod controls keep your favorite playlists on tap, and you can even stream your iPod videos by adding an adapter. If you have a Bluetooth enabled phone, the receiver's built-in Bluetooth capabilities let you take your phone calls through the receiver while you keep both hands on the wheel.

Bluetooth note: Bluetooth compatibility of this device may vary, depending on your phone and service provider.

Note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver or its optional iPod adapter.


Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?

In most vehicles, you can use this adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this JVC stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the JVC, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.


Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • plays DVDs, DVD-Rs, DVD-RWs, CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MP3, WMA, and AAC files on CD
    • "blackout" touchscreen face with 5.4" video screen and motion-sensing activation
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • iEQ 7-band equalizer with nine presets
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • built-in 5.1 decoder
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod control, adapter required for iPod video display
    • built in Bluetooth
    • compatible with optional satellite radio, HD Radio tuner
    • inputs: rear USB input on cable, rear A/V input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (5-volt front, rear, center, and mono subwoofer), video output
    Other info:

    DVD receivers: They're not just for movies

    DVD receivers add a new level of entertainment to your vehicle. You can watch a movie on the screen when you're parked on a Saturday night, or play a DVD through your rear seat video setup on the road. Touchscreen receivers allow you to breeze through menus with the tip of your finger. Most DVD receivers feature a USB input for audio from your iPod, and the ability to add an adapter that allows video to display on the screen. Some receivers even offer connections for a center speaker and a subwoofer, so you can build a full-fledged theater in your car, just like at home.

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    What's in the box?

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    • AM/FM/CD/DVD receiver
    • 15-amp mini fuse (installed)
    • Sleeve
    • Face
    • Hard plastic face case
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK252)
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • Microphone with attached 12' cord terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector
    • Visor clip
    • Self-adhesive mounting bracket
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Rear mounting bolt
    • Flat washer
    • Rubber bushing
    • Hex flange nut
    • Red wire splice tap (18-22 gauge)
    • Face security screw
    • Instructions (Eng/Spa/Fre)
    • Installation/Connection Manual (Eng/Spa/Fre)
    • Bluetooth information sheet
    • US warranty information
    • Canadian warranty information
    • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
    • Caution sheet concerning ground wire (attached to wiring harness)
    • "Caution when installing" note
    • Face security screw instructions
    • Digital Television Transition Notice

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 20 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 5 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input Optional
    Audio/video Input
    USB Input Rear
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
    Mini ---
    iPhone Phone/Phone3G/Phone3GS
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

    Product Research

    Overview: The KD-AVX77 single-DIN multimedia unit includes a CD/DVD receiver with an integrated 5.4" touch-screen monitor. It also has CD changer and iPod control, built-in Bluetooth capability, A/V line input and output, a USB input, and is Satellite Radio ready (optional tuner required).

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    USB/iPod Connectivity
    AV Connections
    Bluetooth/Remote Control

    Display Features

    Detachable Front-Panel With Integrated 5.4" Touch-Screen Monitor: The KD-AVX77 features an integrated 5.4" TFT Active Matrix, super-wide (3.32:1) LCD display. The pixel resolution of the display is 2400 horizontal x 240 vertical (576,000 pixels total). The touch-screen LCD serves as a video monitor, system information display, and control panel. The KD-AVX77 front-panel and integrated 5.4" LCD monitor electronically slide-down to insert and eject your CD/DVD discs. The motorized display can be tilted (up) to one of four angles for your viewing pleasure. The JVC head unit's front-panel display is also detachable and comes supplied with a hard-plastic face case for when the faceplate is detached.

    Proximity Sensor Touch-Screen Control: The JVC KD-AVX77' LCD touch-screen control panel features a proximity sensor which allows the touch-screen controls to illuminate when you move your hand close to the head unit's front-panel or turn off when there is no operation for approximately 10 seconds. You can set the unit's motion sensitivity to Mid or High. The touch-screen controls are turned on in the following cases - When you move your hand close to the touch-panel controls, When your finger touches the touch-screen controls, When you use the remote controller, When a call/text message comes in, or When the signal from an optional rear view camera comes in.

    Dual Display: A playback picture and the navigation screen or rear-view screen (navigation unit and rear-view camera sold separately) can be displayed at the same time on the unit's 5.4" touch-screen LCD monitor.

    LCD Monitor Settings: The unit's touch-screen LCD monitor features the following customized settings.

    • Wallpaper/Color: You can select the background picture of the monitor from four preset settings Ring, Plain, Road, Night; or capture up to a images shown on the screen to display as a custom background. You can also adjust the color of the background from Blue, Black, Orange, Red, Green, or Yellow.
    • Text Color: You can select the text color of the display from White, Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange, or Purple.
    • Picture Adjustment: The LCD monitor's Brightness, Contrast, Color, and Tint can each be adjusted from -15 to +15.
    • Selectable Aspect Modes: You can choose from various aspect modes for the in-dash display:
      • 16:9 Full: suitable for 16:9 images
      • Ultra Full: stretches the picture display to the width of the screen
      • Cinema Scope: suitable for cinemascope-size images
      • Ultra Cinema Scope: stretches the picture displayed in cinemascope-size to the width of the screen
      • Zoom: suitable for 4:3 letterbox images.
      • Auto: the correct aspect mode is automatically chosen based on the disc
    • Dimmer: When 12 volts is applied to the illumination lead and the dimmer set to Auto, the display dims. The dimmer can also be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), On (display is always dimmed), or Dimmer Time Set (you program the time for the dimmer to turn off an on).

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the green wire in the supplied 16-pin harness must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit, as well as a constant power source and ground. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.

    Audio Connection

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-AVX77 with factory speakers (or those rated to less than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to low, the volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 30 (maximum). When using speakers rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to high, and the volume control will range from 0 to 50. The internal amp can also be turned of when all the speakers are powered by outboard amplifiers.

    6CH 5V Preamp Outputs With Built-in Crossover: The unit has six 5-volt preamp outputs (stereo Front and Rear, Center, and mono-Sub). The front and rear preamp output feature fade controls while the center and subwoofer preamp outputs are non-fading. The subwoofer output has independent level control, adjustable from -6 to +8. You can also adjust the unit's built-in crossover frequency between the front/rear speakers and the subwoofer output from 80, 120, or 150Hz.

    5.1-Channel Decoding: You can enjoy 5.1-channel sound with the built-in surround processor, including Dolby Digital and Dolby ProLogic II (movie and music). In addition to the front and rear speaker outputs, the unit features preamp outputs for front left and right, rear left and right, center, and subwoofer. Dolby ProLogic II Music also has adjustments for Panorama (depth) and Center Width.

    Speaker Adjustments: The KD-AVX77 features the following speaker adjustments to customize your car audio experience.

    • Speaker Size: Like home surround receivers, you can adjust the following speaker size settings:
      • Front: Small or Large
      • Center: Small, Large, or None
      • Rear: Small, Large, or None
      • Subwoofer: On or Off
    • Speaker Level: You can adjust the output level of each individual speaker relative to the main volume from -10 dB to +10 dB.
    • Speaker Distance: You can adjust the speaker output timing separately for each individual speaker (excluding the subwoofer) according to the distance from the speakers to the listening position. The distance for each speaker can be adjusted from 6" to 240" in 6" increments.

    7-Band Equalizer: Along with a flat preset, there are eight preset EQ curves and three user programmable fields; Hard Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Dance, Country, Reggae, Classic, User 1, User 2, and User 3. The user presets can be adjusted to your preference and stored in memory. For each User preset, you can independently adjust the following frequencies: 60 Hz, 150 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 2.5 kHz, 6.3 kHz, and 15 kHz. The level of each frequency can be adjusted from -10dB to +10dB in 2dB increments.

    D. Range Compression: This feature allows you to enjoy a powerful sound at low or middle volume levels while playing back a disc with a Dolby Digital soundtrack. The KD-AVX77 compresses the volume range between the loudest and softest audio sections of the disc

    Source Volume Control: The volume of each source (other than FM radio) can be adjusted relative to the FM volume, so the level is constant as you change from one input to another.

    Dual Zone Operation: You can enjoy disc playback from a connected external monitor and pair of wireless headphones (both sold separately), while listening to any source (other than USB), through your vehicle's speakers.

    Note: When Dual Zone is in use, you can only operate the built-in DVD/CD player using the supplied remote control.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner With Title Assignment: The KD-AVX77 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with three FM bands and one AM band. Each AM/FM band can hold up to six station presets. You can store these presets manually or have the radio store them automatically. You can also assign names (up to sixteen characters) for 30 AM/FM station frequencies. If an FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation. You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.

    Source Naming: The KD-AVX77allows you to assign names of up to 16 characters each for the A/V input, the EXT input (connected to the CD changer input using an optional adapter), and up to 30 AM and FM stations.

    Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:

    • XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio connect the optional CNP2000UCA XM Tuner and the JVC CNP-JVC1 adapter cable (700XMJVC2, sold separately).
    • SIRIUS: The head unit is compatible with the SiriusConnect Universal Tuner and Plug & Play Dock.
      • SiriusConnect Tuner: Connect the optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect vehicle tuner and the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter (700SIRJVC1, sold separately).
      • SiriusConnect Dock: Select dock-and-play and portable SIRIUS radios can be controlled using the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter (105KSRA100) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (607SCVDOC1); both sold separately.
    • Auxiliary Input: A portable satellite radio receiver, such as the XM Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster, can be connected to the head unit via the rear A/V input or a JVC auxiliary input adapter, such as the KS-U57 or KS-U58.

    Disc Playback

    Disc Types: The KD-AVX77 supports the following disc types: DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, Video CD, CD Audio, and CD-R/RW discs.

    MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV Playback: The KD-AVX77 can play MP3 (32-320kbps)/WMA (32-320kbps)/AAC (16-320kbps)/WAV (16-bit) audio files that have been recorded on CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. The disc must be recorded in one of the following formats: ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, or Romeo. Each disc can have a maximum of 8 folder hierarchies, 250 folders, and 5,000 files (maximum of 999 files per folder). The unit also supports IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4) for album and artist information from MP3, WMA, WAV, or AAC files. The unit can recognize a total of 25 characters for file/folder names.

    MPEG/JPEG Playback: This unit can play back MPEG1/MPEG2 Video files with the extension code <.mpg>, <.mpeg>, or <.mod> recorded on DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, or CD-R/RW discs. The KD-AVX77 can support video with a maximum bit-rate of 4 Mbps. This unit can also play back JPEG still image files with the extension code <.jpg> or <.jpeg> recorded on DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, or CD-R/RW discs. The head unit can support JPEG still images that are at 32 x 32 to 8192 x 7680 resolution.

    USB/iPod Connectivity

    USB Input: A USB port is attached to the rear panel by a 46" cable. This allows you to play USB mass storage device (USB thumb-drive, Digital Audio player, or portable HDD) loaded with MP3/WMA (32-320kbps), AAC (16-320kbps),WAV (16-bit), MPEG1/MPEG2 (average 4 Mbps), or JPEG (up to 8192 x 7680 pixels) files. For the unit to recognize the USB medium, it must be specified as a mass storage device formatted using FAT 12, FAT 16, or FAT 32. The unit can recognize a total of 5000 files and 250 folders (a folder may contain a maximum of 999 files). This unit will recognize a total of 25 characters for file/folder names.

    Note: This unit cannot recognize a USB device whose rating is other than 5V and exceeds 500 mA.

    iPod/iPhone Compatible: The optional JVC KS-U30 USB Audio And Video Cable For iPod (105KSU30, sold separately) allows you to playback and control audio/video from your iPod on this JVC multimedia head unit. This cable also allows you to view iPod Artwork. You can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast and Genre. You can also select Repeat (One/All) and Random (Song/Album) modes. The KS-U30 cable will also charge your iPod or iPhone when connected to the JVC head unit and is powered on. To playback video the KD-AVX77's Video Input must be set to "iPod" in the unit's menu. The cable features a proprietary Apple iPod dock connector on one end and a male composite video and male stereo audio RCA connectors on other end along with a USB type-A connector. You can also connect your iPod's USB/Docking cable to the unit's USB port for audio only playback from your iPod. When using a USB/iPod cable or the JVC KS-U30 USB audio/video iPod cable, you can choose to control your iPod from the KD-AVX77 or your iPod's click-wheel or touch-screen (except for the iPod nano 1st gen and iPod video 5th gen). The JVC KD-AVX77 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features, using the optional KS-U30 cable (as of Dec. 2009):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video head unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N N N N N N N
    clickwheel
    color
    4th N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N N N N N N N
    2nd N N N N N N N
     video 5th Y Y Y N Y Y Y
     classic 80GB Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    120GB Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    160GB Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
     nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5th Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6th Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4th Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3G Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

    Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or wait until an newer software update is available.

    AV Connections

    Audio/Video Input: The audio/video input consists of left and right RCA audio jacks and an RCA composite video jack, allowing you to connect external equipment to this head unit. The audio/video input can be set to one of the following modes:

    • Off: when nothing is connected
    • Audio + Video: choose when connecting an A/V component like a VCR
    • Audio: choose when connecting an audio component like a cassette deck
    • Camera: when a rear view camera is connected (the unit features a reverse gear signal wire {purple/white}, that when hooked up will switch the KD-AVX77's display to the rear-view camera input)
    • Navigation: displays map from an outboard navigation system
    • iPod (Off): select when connecting your iPod using the optional USB Audio/Video iPod cable (105KSU30)

    A/V Output: The head unit features a composite video output terminal, along with a pair of stereo RCA outputs, to output an audio/video signal to an external monitor for second zone capabilities. You can choose one of the following monitor types for the output to the external monitor.

    • 16:9: select this when the aspect ratio of your monitor is 16:9
    • 4:3 Letter Box: select this when the aspect ratio of your monitor is 4:3, when viewing a widescreen picture black bars appear on the top and bottom of the screen
    • 4:3 Pan Scan: select this when the aspect ratio of your monitor is 4:3, when viewing a widescreen picture, the black bars do not appear; however, the left and right edges of the picture will not be shown on screen

    Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (105KSU57 or 257KSU58, both sold separately) may be used to provide an auxiliary audio only input on this unit. This feature allows you to connect a portable audio player, such as a portable MP3 player, to this unit as an additional audio source. The adapter connects to the CD changer input on this unit. When the adapter is connected to this unit, a CD changer cannot be connected.

    Bluetooth/Remote Control

    Built-In Bluetooth: The KD-AVX77 has Bluetooth hardware built in to integrate with Bluetooth enabled cellular phones and audio players. Bluetooth is a two-way wireless communication system allowing you to make and receive cell phone calls, and listen to a Bluetooth audio device. The head unit comes with an external microphone to speak into, while the other party is heard through your vehicle's speakers. This unit supports the following Bluetooth profiles - HFP 1.5 (Hands-Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), and AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile). Up to five devices total can be registered with the KD-AVX77 (only one can be used at a time).

    • Phone: The unit can be set to automatically connect to a registered phone when it's turned on. Once the phone connection is made the head unit is ready to receive calls while you listen to other sources. You can store up to 6 phone numbers as presets for one-touch dialing, dial from your Phonebook, dial from the list of received or missed calls, or enter the phone number manually. Voice activated dialing is available if your phone is also equipped. You can answer incoming calls manually or automatically, or set the unit to automatically reject all incoming calls.
    • BT Audio: In addition to Bluetooth phones, the KD-AVX77 supports Bluetooth equipped audio players. You can connect wirelessly and listen to the player, and in some cases control the player as well.

    Remote Control: The JVC DVD/CD receiver comes supplied with an IR wireless remote (RM-RK252) control for full wireless operation of the KD-AVX77.

    OEM Steering Wheel Remote Compatible: The unit also features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-JACK Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIJACK, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

    Note: Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    Discontinued?

    Written By Chuck, Niceville, FL on Sunday, February 05, 2012

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

    This is a great head unit if you want video, USB connectivity, blue tooth, and CD/DVD in a single DIN. My car cannot accommodate a double DIN, or a flip out screen, so this JVC is perfect. Unfortunately JVC discontinued this unit. I also had some trouble getting video to play on the JVC from my iPhone. I called JVC directly and they were extremely unhelpful. I called Crutchfield and talked to Tom, and he helped me through the set-up. Crutchfield is truly a great company. My loyalty is secured.

    Pros: Everything you could want in a non flip out screen single DIN

    Cons: Small screen (should be obvious)

    Not Bad For A Single-DIN

    Written By RickW, San Diego, Ca. on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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    I wanted something with more than 2v preouts. Something that fits in the wierd DIN and a half, Ford location(with no modification). Great bluetooth! The iPhone connection wire was extra, and doesn't always work right. Sometimes I gotta turn off the unit to reset the USB. I think it's a bad wire.

    Pros: Customizable Pretty

    Cons: iPhone 4 connectablity

    Great Looking and Great Sound

    Written By Nelson, Redding, CA on Friday, September 16, 2011

    I put this in my Audi TT convertible. It fit perfectly, works great, and looks awesome. The Ipod integration is flawless and the bluetooth works great. I have it hooked up to a Kenwood 5 channel digital amp and have installed a new subwoofer. The connections worked great. This unit has 5v outputs, which allows me to turn the amp gain way down. This keeps the potential for distortion very low. The touchscreen is difficult to read during the day, but no more so that any other screen. But, at night it is incredible. The colors can be changed to match the interior exactly. Also, it can be toned down so that it matches the look of the car. There are no cheap looking flashing lights or fake chrome knobs to spoil the look. It just has a clean, quality look. And great sound. I absolutely recommend it.

    Tight Head Unit

    Written By Carl, Chicago on Wednesday, September 07, 2011

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    5/5, if looks AND performance are important, buy this one. The touch screen is super clean, and doesn't make the dash of your car look cheap w/ a bunch of crazy lights and knobs. So many extras and options, you will not be disappointed.

    Epic

    Written By Psycho, Joliet IL on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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    Ok vehicle 2003 ford explorer sport This radio will clean up sound and make the small built in sub The explorer come with sound bigger. wanted more thump you got it hear and its features are sweet. love it If you care about sound, bragging rights and future up grades you got it right here plus not to mention something to talk about yes this unit is a conversation ice breaker for not just your lady friends but for anybody that looks at it money well spent

    High Quality Receiver

    Written By Big D, Toms River, NJ on Thursday, February 24, 2011

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    I have purchased this high end receiver almost 2 years ago and it is by far the most quality receiver i have owned. In order for your vehicle to have great sound it starts with the receiver. Have a sub woofer with an amp built in plus an extra amp and quality speakers and presto!!! You got serious sound! The features on this receiver are fantastic and once you understand how to navigate into the system you can adjust the sound to your liking. The crossover and equalizer built in really fine tunes the sound to my liking. I recommend this receiver as i have had nothing but beautiful crisp power when i want it, anytime! The price hasn't changed in 2 years which tells you that this receiver is high-end quality piece! Spend the money and you will know what i am talking about! Cheers!

    BMW INSTALL

    Written By RAAB, Florida on Monday, February 07, 2011

    Very nice After market Cd Player. I installed it in my BMW X3 and it came out pretty clean! I took advantage of the ipod integration by running the USB port to a iphone docking mount. I also am going to install the Steering Wheel Control interface once it gets delivered. Pretty simple install with all the correct mounting, and wiring kits... All the options are very convenient and make for a much safer and upgraded ride sound system. Operation is very user friendly, and I would recommend it for anyone looking for a new Cd Player!

    Needs new software

    Written By Steve4, Seattle, WA on Tuesday, November 02, 2010

    I'm looking to replace the AVX77 after just 4 months use. The hardware is high quality, the sound is very nice, and the unique single-DIN full-face screen has a lot of potential to make this a terrific car stereo. It's just the software that I don't care for.

    There are lots of options in the setup menus, but however I set them, I end up with a screen that is cluttered, unattractive, and functionally awkward to the point that I feel unsafe trying to select an iPod playlist while driving. The iPod interface is what I use most, and its lack of the usual track progress bar is annoying. Album covers use only 2/3 of the available screen height, and they alternate with track data rather than displaying simultaneously. Even with the nice wide screen, track data is limited to about 20 characters per line, and the data display is not customizable. Meanwhile screen space is wasted on logos and hard-to-press soft buttons, some of which don't even work and most of which belong on a sub-level screen. The photo wallpaper feature does not seem very practical to me since text is hard to read on top of most photos (although a digital photo of a blank section of your dash might be a solution to the otherwise harsh background color choices).

    Ideal main screen IMO: max height album cover (more legible) next to generous space for customizable track data; most of screen button-free and available for expanded finger-motion controls intended to be done blindly with eyes on the road.

    Very surprised!!!!!!

    Written By Antonio, Greenville, IL on Wednesday, August 25, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This deck is remarkable. I have had and installed Kenwood, Pioneer, VR3, Sony, and a JVC a few years ago that I didn't care for. I decided to take a chance on JVC again after reading some of the reviews. I am glad I did. You have to be tech swavvy to operate this deck, so be prepared for that. Bluetooth works great. The buttons do hesitate sometimes when you tap them but the key is to push for a second. You cant just tap sometimes. However wasn't enough to give it 4 stars, 4 and a half maybe, but they didn't have that option. The search problem one reviewer was having wasn't a big deal to me because I only load about 200 songs at a time on a usb drive. However if you have thousands don't even think about this deck unless you operate it from your ipod. Sound quality is outstanding and this deck gives you a lot of control over your music adjusments. This deck is loaded with options. If you do decide to get it I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have. Crutchfield as usual sent everything I needed for the install. I have been shopping with crutchfield since 1993 and as usual I am pleased with there service. By the way I have a 2005 dodge ram quad cab I installed it in and it looks great.

    Holy Cow! Seven Years of Pain Gone

    Written By Land Rover Discoveries Look Li, Grosse Pointe, MI on Monday, August 16, 2010

    The Disco base head unit is to audio the way fish 'n' chips is to haute cuisine.

    After seven years of underwater midrange, I woke up, grabbed a bagel and coffee at a local shop, got back in the car and started 'er up. The front driveshaft fragged my transfer case like an IED. Fifteen hundred dollars later, it drives like new. Which is like saying your new girlfriend is America Ferrera. But it became clear that the Disco was going to last a few years. I decided I'd suffer back surgery caused by the rock-hard suspension; but no way could I take a second more of that sound.

    After careful research ("Oh, I can only get a one DIN unit? Let's buy that flashy one."), my life has changed for the better. The KD-AVX77 not only has a really cool name but it gave new life to some pretty good speakers that my head unit kept hidden. Now I have more punch than a UFC champ, sweeter highs than any drug and a taut midrange, unlike my middle-age body.

    I disagree with reviewers who don't like the iPod controls on the unit. They're simple and load quickly. My iPhone 3GS doesn't transfer its phone book, but I only have three friends not including my parole officer. One of the coolest features is buried under five layers of menus. It's the "Subliminal Messaging Center." It gets me more play than the three wolves moon shirt. Okay, now I'm kidding. But it really is a good unit.

    Great deck

    Written By apache19, Carlisle, PA on Thursday, August 05, 2010

    This is a great deck! I replaced an Alpine system with this and have never been unhappy with the decision. Video is clear, sound is great, controls are generally easy to use. This is the first deck that I have owned that has iPod controls built in so maybe I'm critical but i find it easier to control the iPod from itself rather than with the head unit. That is the only drawback I have with the unit.

    Harley Rider

    Written By Black Knight, Fayetteville NC on Monday, July 05, 2010

    I just had this head unit installed in a 2006 Electraglide Classic. Yes I installed this head unit on a motorcycle, this JVC is awsome cranks out clear quality sound and works well with the IPOD. The blue tooth is extra for a motorcycle but it works perfect when I am riding down the road.

    Not quite as cool as the specs make it appear

    Written By flip, Greenbelt, MD on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit as a controller for an iPhone/iPad-based system, and it is the poor integration with those devices that is the reason for the 2-star rating.

    What does it do well?

    It plays DVDs and the screen works well enough for a single DIN unit. The tuner also picks up FM signals better than my OEM stereo, which is an unexpected bonus.

    It doesn't work with the iPad, though it does work with the iPhone 3G and iPhone 4. You can pipe audio from the iPad (or iPhone) through the unit using Bluetooth, which is actually pretty nice, but you lose the ability to control the device from the head unit.

    The problem is -- controlling an iPod/iPhone/iPad from the head unit is tedious. There is no good way to navigate through songs, playlists, or albums, and that means you wind up using your iPod to navigate songs, which defeats the purpose of using the USB port with the *expensive* cable you need to integrate the iPod via the A/V dock connector.

    If I had to do it all over again, I'd buy a different unit with better iPod integration.

    Amazing

    Written By Anonymous, CA Bay Area on Monday, May 10, 2010

    This unit rocks, the user interface (touch screen) is A+ and the 7-band EQ rocks, Blue tooth works really well with my iphone and itunes playlist selection and playback is great. Make sure you buy the iphone video and audio USB cable when ordering. The unit is great and for single din its probably the best I have seen out there. DVD playback is amazing and the full screen works wonders.

    Solid unit, nice touch/flick features

    Written By Anonymous, Seattle, WA on Tuesday, December 01, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head unit works well, and was a solid replacement for my old Alpine unit. The instructions were clear. The wide screen is a nice touch. The feature I'm most pleased with, which was unexpected, is the flick gesture feature: you can touch anywhere on the screen and flick up or down to change the channel, flick side to side to change the track, and scroll in a circle to change the volume. This is a great way to allow operation of the unit while driving without needing to look at the screen.

    That said, the recognition of gestures is a bit spotty. So oftentimes I have to repeat the gesture a few times before it registers. If it recognized gestures more consistently, I would rate this five stars.

    I haven't used any of the DVD or USB features yet, so I can't speak to those. I've attached the JVC HD tuner with no problems. Integration was easy.

    Totally Awesome Deck !!

    Written By y2krebel, Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday, July 01, 2009

    This deck does just about everything, there are only a couple of things I wish it did that it does not.. DIVX support would have been fantastic, and also optional navigation system. I got this mostly for bluetooth support which it does flawlessly, streaming music works very well, I am told when talking to people over the bluetooth that it sounds fantastic. There is no way to put names in for phone numbers manually, you need to transfer phonebook using the phone itself, I have an Iphone which does not do that YET !! Also with the Iphone you cannot control the music over bluetooth yet except to pause and play.

    Sounds good, but...

    Written By Greendot, McKinney, TX on Tuesday, June 30, 2009

    First, the fonts are horrible. Most of the unit has well designed pre-rendered fonts. The problem is the fonts used to display menus or song information. They are old and do not mix with the rest of the interface.

    Second, you cannot search for songs on the DVD/USB. If you try and cheat by putting all your songs in folders organized by artist, it only shows you folders that have music, so the organizational folders are not displayed.

    Third, the folder/file navigation is retarded. You get a 3x2 grid of to see folders and files and a horizontal scroll bar to slide around to get different groups of 6. The max file/folder count on a DVD/USB filesystem is around 5000 files and 255 folders. Navigating all of that through a 3x2 grid is painful. If they had paid attention and put in a better GUI engine, anti aliased readable fonts, they could have presented a much better interface. It doesn't even play playlists or allow random order across folders.

    Fourth, there is a audible gap between songs when played on the DVD/USB. In a lot of the reviews, you see will that it is 0.5s and "not bad". Most of the time this is true. But if you have anything that was intended to flow from song to song, you're out of luck. It isn't always 0.5s. Sometimes it is 1s or 1.5s, even on the USB. I didn't buy a cheap stick either. I bought a very fast 8GB stick (to cut down on PC to USB transfer time).

    If I could do it over again, I would not buy this deck.

    wow

    Written By Jon, florida on Monday, June 29, 2009

    The touch screen control is niiiiice. I have the 30 gig ipod full & yes when u first start the car it takes 10 sec before u hear music, but come on...it's thousands of files & once it's on there might be a half sec delay. The slide bar makes browsing ur music fast as u can jump right where u want just by touching the screen. I was skeptical about the ipod adapter as its output is a basic composite & sound quality is VERY important to me. Didn't matter, the 24 bit DAC produces beautiful sound quality. It made poor quality tracks sound way better compared to before & high quality tracks sound amazing. I have polk audio 5.25 & 6.5 components through the Rockford T400-4 & a P3 10" sub powered by the Rockford P300-1. The sound is absolutely incredible, I mean wow. For such a wide screen the distortion is minimal & if u don't care about the picture on the entire screen, u can easily change it while watching the video; there are 6 or 7 different picture sizes. The appearance is customizable to match the inside of ur car. I have a 03 accord w/ orange & red lights & it looks GREAT w/ the factory dash. Bluetooth is nice; someone calls, the music is paused & caller id lets u know who it is. W/ one touch I can answer, ignore, switch lines, dial, redial, etc. If ur teetering on the edge because of cost like I was, don't worry. I am more than satisfied w/ this unit; very customizable in combo w/ built in Bluetooth & AMAZING sound & video I have no complaints.

    VERY FAST!! I LOVE THIS HEAD UNIT!!!!

    Written By shred, seattle, wa. on Sunday, May 31, 2009

    I finished installing this head unit in my convert. BMW a few weeks ago this is a high end system with Focal KP fronts and rears with Focal KX27 sub. w/ false floor amp rack. I love the flat screen w/ no knobs it looks so cool and different from other decks. I had the JVC KD-AVX44 but it wasnt compatible with the iphone. So I couldnt wait when the AVX77 came out. After I installed it I was very happy with how fast the iphone was connecting to audio and video. I was a little mad when I bought the new JVC U-30 A/V cable because the JVC U-20 cable worked just the same. I really liked the way JVC made it so you can find the the songs and artists much much faster and easier you can now just slide your finger and jump to anywhere you want on your iphone and the connection is 3 times faster than the AVX44. The HD Radio works great w/ HD 300 reciever. Lots of great features with this HU. The full touch screen works very good. I'm glad they changed the volume adjustment JVC made it nice having the + and - so you can adjust it while configuring the settings. very nice!!. I really love this AVX77 looks great in my car. SO IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THE U-20 cable you dont need the U-30 to get A/V and artwork. !! Even though I only used the JVC AVX44 for 1 1/2 months this new AVX77 HU was a great upgrade everything works so much faster and easier and sounds better. w/ no whining noises at all very clean sounding.

    this is a great unit for the price

    Written By Valerie, California, Novato on Sunday, May 24, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this is by far the best deck i owend. i have had alot of head units and this one is by far the most options i have ever had. the bluetooth is really easy to use and it is very clear. i love the user fuctions on this unit. i was on the preorder for about 2 months and it was well worth the wait.. i would highly suggest it if your looking for bluetooth and dvd. the dvd pic is very crisp.

    Very cool stereo

    Written By Doran, WA State on Tuesday, May 19, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I previously owned the KD-AVX33 and loved it. After it was stolen, I waited for about 2 months sans radio for the AVX77 to be released. I'm glad I did, but miss some of the features of my previous unit. The Hands-on Research incorrectly states that the remote is full function. For instance, you cannot navigate the Setup menu, nor the List menu with the remote. Unless I'm missing something. I've only had it installed for about 2 days now, but there's no button on the remote to get to the Setup Menu, as there was with the AVX33 and once in, any directional press on the remote, changes the station or the volume and takes you out of the Setup menu. The display is beautiful and more usable than I thought it would be. The full width option does cut off some of the picture, but not that much and doesn't seem distorted. When you plug a USB drive in it auto switches to the USB which is nice. Audio quality seems better than the AVX33. I had gotten rid of the alternator whine with the AVX33, but it's back and louder with the AVX77. Bluetooth phone-you have to use the screen to dial numbers, you can't (again) use the remote. I get that it's a touch screen, but I feel it's easier to keep my eyes on the road when I can memorize the buttons on the remote. iPod-I was able to use my 5th Gen video cable with an iPhone, but didn't get any song info in Head mode. Was able to play video, but had to use iPod mode.

    JVC KD-AVX77

    Written By garage, Marshall Creek, Pa on Tuesday, May 19, 2009

    Just installed this unit in my 2000 Corvette coupe and not totally happy.

    The install kit I got has some issues. The wiring harnness adapter isn't correct for a vette and the dash trim panel interferred with the tilting of the face plate. All concerns were easily overcome.

    Now for the unit itself. Really neat functions but it lacks some things I thought a high end unit would have. When using the radio function my other radios in my truck and suv all show more information like the station name, song title and artist for most channels. You can't change the size of the information on the screen. The numbers and wording are way to small. The display will go to wallpaper and show only the time and not what station your listening to.

    Iphone works great for music, haven't set up phone function yet.

    Just Enough Video

    Written By Lokide, Buffalo, NY on Saturday, May 16, 2009

    Just purchased this head unit and installed. I was a bit hesitant originally, but an very pleased overall. Even with the factory speakers in my Malibu Maxx SS the sound quality is outstanding.

    The video is clean and crisp, and Bluetooth works AMAZING. Streaming Video, Calls, and Music right from my Cell Phone. There are tons of options on sound fields and presets bringing it all together. The video screen may not be full fold out, but in my opinion, for this setting just enough without going overboard.

    Very Good head unit overall, if you don't want a full foldout screen and single DIN this is the one. Crutchfield support in ordering was outstanding, they made the process easy, and even assisted in saving me some cash on accessories I would have ended up not needing to make this unit work.

    Get everything you’ll need to enjoy your new JVC KD-AVX77

    Play your iPod through your new stereo.
    Add an auxiliary input to connect another audio source.
    Keep your screen clear of fingerprints and dust with a cleaning kit.
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    Get more info about having your new receiver put in by a qualified professional in your area.
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