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JVC KD-HDR20

CD receiver

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Item #: 105KDHDR20

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JVC KD-HDR20

Overview

Our take on the JVC KD-HDR20

JVC builds an HD Radio™ tuner into their KD-HDR20 CD receiver, giving you instant access to the enhanced AM/FM sound quality and increased functionality HD Radio provides. Participating FM stations sound almost like a CD, while AM stations sound bright and clear like traditional FM. With most stations, you'll see artist and song info on the receiver's display, and you'll be able to access the secondary program stream offered by many stations, giving you even more listening choices.

JVC builds an HD Radio™ tuner into their KD-HDR20 CD receiver, giving you instant access to the enhanced AM/FM sound quality and increased functionality HD Radio provides. Participating FM stations sound almost like a CD, while AM stations sound bright and clear like traditional FM. With most stations, you'll see artist and song info on the receiver's display, and you'll be able to access the secondary program stream offered by many stations, giving you even more listening choices.

Entertainment options
You can play all your CDs, including discs you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files. A handy front-panel auxiliary input lets you connect a plug-and-play satellite radio, portable MP3 player, or another source. And the KD-HDR20 works with JVC's iPod® and Bluetooth® adapters, satellite radio tuner, and CD changer.

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.

Sound quality
No matter what source you choose, the strong internal amplifier and premium digital-to-analog converter ensure a big jump in sound quality over your old factory radio. You can use the 7-band equalizer to zero in on the perfect sound for your vehicle, and JVC includes a wireless remote for on-the-fly adjustments.

Two sets of preamp outputs, including a dedicated subwoofer output, let you build a more complex audio system. Use the built-in subwoofer controls to set the crossover point and dial in the perfect amount of bass.

This JVC receiver features front and subwoofer preamp outputs, so it will not integrate with the 4-channel factory amps in many vehicles. If you're keeping your factory amp, please call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000 to see if this receiver's compatible with your vehicle.

Excellent product. .Easy to install. Great reception

jeff m, downers grove, il.

What's in the Box:

  • AM/FM/CD receiver
  • 15-amp ATC fuse (installed)
  • Face
  • Sleeve
  • Trim ring
  • Wiring harness
  • Wireless remote control (RM-RK50)
  • CR2025 Lithium battery
  • 2 Radio removal tools
  • Face fixing screw
  • Instructions (English/ Spanish/ French)
  • Installation/Connection Manual (English/ Spanish/ French)
  • US warranty information
  • Canadian warranty information
  • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
  • Caution note (attached to wiring harness)
  • Face fixing screw note
  • Bluetooth function information

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • CD receiver with built-in MOSFET amplifier (20 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in HD Radio tuner
    • plays CDs, CD-Rs, and CD-RWs (including discs loaded with MP3 and WMA files)
    • detachable face
    • remote control
    • subwoofer control
    Audio features:
    • iEQ 7-band equalizer
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    Expandability:
    • compatible with optional JVC iPod adapter, Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio
    • inputs: front-panel auxiliary input
    • outputs: 4-channel preamp outputs (front, sub)
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    Reviews

    JVC KD-HDR20 Reviews

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    122 Reviews

    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: jeff m from downers grove, il. on January 18, 2011

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product. .Easy to install. Great reception

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    wonderful

    Written by: Kirk from Houston, TX on December 6, 2010

    2002 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is the 2nd one I have purchased. The HD stations sound great. Quality product at rediculously low price.

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    Great deal

    Written by: John from Livermore, CA on December 4, 2010

    2006 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Super good deal for this price w/install kit. Installed in an afternoon. Instructions great, so easy. Great sound from AUX and HD Radio. Haven't tried CD's, not sure if I have any anymore. Plan to use with Android phone and Pandora. The bad: so limited buttons makes it hard to figure out how to use it without the user guide. Mounting kit is not the highest quality but it does the job.

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    Written by: Anonymous from Los Angeles, CA on December 2, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Works fine....no problems. The harnesses I got made the installation simple and painless.

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    Love it

    Written by: david d from san diego ca on November 28, 2010

    1996 Acura Integra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio works very well. Big improvement on my stock Acura radio. My stock speakers sound so much better, too. Only thing you might have to get used to is using the "Menu" button and speaker knob to change the presets for the radio since there are direct preset buttons to use...but hey, it comes with a remote which helps.

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    Written by: JesseG from West Palm Beach, FL on November 28, 2010

    1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was a little nervous buying this head unit not knowing how the JVC products perform. to my surprise it has exceeded my expectations! with the installation guide and tech support offered by crutchfield, installation was super easy and i couldn't be happier with the performance. the HD doesnt pick up all channels and goes in and out sometimes but with the auto detection feature its effortless! definitely worth the value.

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    Great for the price

    Written by: miked from New York City on November 23, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price you can't beat it i replaced the factory stereo in my 99 Jeep Grand Cherokee and man what a difference it really is like night and day. There are a few draw backs yes it really could use a better interface but its not a deal breaker for me. I would say the worst thing about this radio is the bright blue light that blinds you as you go down the road. But for the price it cannot be beat the HD sounds awesome. Don't waste your money on something more this has all you will need.

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    Not much for bass

    Written by: Marcus V from Ogden, UT on November 22, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The receiver is a nice unit but it would be nice if there were separate bass and treble adjustments rather than the preset EQ's. Nice bright display HD is nice, would have loved a front USB but for the price I guess I cant have it all.

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    Highly Recommend!

    Written by: Dandtm3 from Phoenix, Arizona on November 18, 2010

    2002 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I've always been a Pioneer fanatic and that's all i've have installed in all the cars i've owned in the past 10years. on 11/08 I called crutchfield to get some advice on what stereo i should choose within a $100 budget...first I was going to go for a pioneer for about $69.99 which is Awesome...but after speaking to my advisor (Jeremy) he made me aware of their deal going on with if you buy a stereo of $129.99+ you will get the free gear and all. This stereo has soooo many options and EVERYTHING i've wanted for a small budget...i really have NO complaints about it. I HIGHLY recommend it to anybody...

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    Great value

    Written by: AndrewG from Nashville, TN on November 15, 2010

    1995 Chevrolet Beretta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was looking for a value priced receiver for my daily driver. Basically, i just wanted something with an 1/8" input. I was surprised to find this unit with both the input and HD radio. This is my first experience with HD radio, and I must say that I'm pretty impressed. There isn't a great selection in my area, but the quality is great. Overall, this unit exceeded my expectations. it's easy to use, has minimal buttons and sounds great.

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    excellent value

    Written by: rich s from ft.myers fl on November 13, 2010

    2006 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great head unit for the price plus came with speakers will be ordering another one for my jeep

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    Great unit

    Written by: Jay from Atlanta, GA on November 11, 2010

    2002 Mitsubishi Lancer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this unit to replace my stock system, CD player was starting to go out. Love the unit, easy to install with the included harness. Buy a pack of twist wire connectors to connect it up. HD works great, easy to use unit. Also, don't forget to route 12v power to your stock antenna or else you might not get AM reception. Stock stereos can supply it differently than aftermarket, so you'll need to tie the antenna power line to a 12v source (just 3 way it in to the regular power line for the new stereo.) I've recommended this system to a few friends.

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    Written by: steven from westvirginia on November 4, 2010

    jus installed it my 85 thunderbird and sounds great

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    JVC Rocks

    Written by: mvick from southaven,ms on November 1, 2010

    1997 Jeep Wrangler
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    What a deal ! HD radio with aux in jack, free speakers, no tax, trim ring, wiring harness and free shipping. I installed this in a jeep so I had to buy a couple of boxes. The sound is great and the install was a breeze.I have an HTC Hero and when plugged into the aux jack my phone is hands free that was a nice bonus Thank you for setting up a great package

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    Written by: timothtx72 from Bryan, TX on November 1, 2010

    2006 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchased the radio to replace the factory radio in my 2006 Jeep Liberty. The install gear and guide made the install quick and painless. Sound quality is great using the factory speakers. Louder and clearer than the original radio. Plays HD radio, MP3 CD and my cell phone great using the AUX jack. Display is bright and clear with a dimmer control. Menus are not easy to figure out and the manual is lacking in clear information. Overall a great radio for the price. Had a problem with it not keeping the time or settings but that problem has self resolved.

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    great radio

    Written by: DRE! from Florida on October 28, 2010

    1996 Nissan 240SX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    good radio.

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    Written by: Don B from Great Falls, VA on October 28, 2010

    1989 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It's everything I expected and desired in an economy unit. Very well satisfied!

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    Written by: JasonH from Michigan on October 27, 2010

    2000 Dodge Stratus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice receiver, easy to put in and sounds great for a good price...

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    Lot's of features for the $$$

    Written by: Richard from Southaven, MS on October 26, 2010

    1995 Honda Passport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This thing is loaded with features for the money. Install went quite well in my 1995 Honda Passport (rebadged Isuzu Rodeo) but I got lucky. The install sheet said I may need to fabricate a mounting bracket but as it turned out the brackets on the factory radio adapted to this radio fine with some minor modification which saved me a TON of time. Sound quality is decent but I can't really tell one way or the other since the Passport uses 4" speakers all around. The controls are interesting but fine once you get used to them.

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    Written by: Gregg from Mt Pleasant Texas on October 26, 2010

    2001 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good unit. No problems. Would buy again

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    Written by: Rick from Palm Coast, Fl on October 26, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    very nice stereo system. only con so far is the lack of preset buttons.

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    Great product

    Written by: smjones from Roy, UT on October 25, 2010

    2005 Chevrolet Venture
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall this product was easy to install and has worked great. We have not tried using any of the additional add-ons like the Bluetooth or Satelite radio. But as far as the HD radio and CD player are concerned it has worked perfectly. It does take a little bit of time to get familiar with the controls and features but once you manage this you should not have any problems navigating and enjoying great quality sound.

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    Written by: Dave from Magna, UT on October 24, 2010

    1997 Dodge Stratus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a good basic system with HD radio, etc. Nothing fancy, but quite adequate for me.

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    Written by: Anonymous from TN on October 23, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like the CD player, the only drawback is that it doesn't have station buttons to change stations, it is a good thing there is a remote, to make it easier, otherwise you have to take your eyes of the road to much to change stations. Over-all I enjoy it.

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    Good Enough

    Written by: SethG from CA on October 23, 2010

    1994 Chevrolet C Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought this because it was the best deal I could get on crutchfield for a radio with aux in, more than 3 band equalizer (I think it has 5 or 7) and HD radio equipped. This is a lower end radio in my opinion. It doesn't have preset buttons, no dimming when headlights are on (you can dim via the menu though), not the best display, the menu takes some getting use to as does saving your presets. Pros; It works and it's cheap HD radio Pre outputs Remote Aux in Equalizer Cons: It's cheap Display (dimming and pixelly, some of the display is illuminated even though it isn't needed?) No preset buttons HD radio when enabled can act like a skipping record Over all it is a good radio so far, install was easy with the provided instructions and the crutchfield harness connectors. Would I buy it again, maybe? Knowing what I know now I might have spent a little more $ on something with preset buttons or a better display.

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    Bang for bucks!

    Written by: todd from Manistee Mi. on October 21, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great up grade for anyone, pretty clean sounding for your mids and highs, built in E.Q. is pretty sweet, the pre set E.Q. aren't bad either. For the cash you can't go wrong! I would recomend JVC hdr20 to anyone.

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    Sweet Radio For Price

    Written by: Calvin M from Fort Worth, TX on October 20, 2010

    2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wow! This radio has a ton of features for the price! I'm impressed. The sound quality is very good. Everything is working fine for me. I have noticed the HD radio "skipping" for the first time today due to a weak station. The controls do take a little time getting used to. The volume knob is pretty slippery, so I put an o-ring on it and now it is fine. The o- ring almost looks like it should be there. The removable face doesn't go on as easy as some radios I've owned. The CD player skipped on me once on a very bumpy road but I believe it was because the install kit is flimsy and rocks side to side in my heavy duty truck when the road isn't smooth. I'll have to reinforce the install kit. The auxilliary input works really well. I played audio from my MP3 player and from my smart phone and both sounded great. All in all, it was a very good deal.

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    Written by: DougF from Plymouth, OH on October 19, 2010

    1991 Buick Regal
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought one, after I installed it ordered 3 more. Great sound and super easy installation.

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    Written by: Pops from Indianapolis, IN on October 19, 2010

    1993 Chevrolet K Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This head unit has exceeded my expectations with all the features, not many come with the HD tuner at this price. I connected the recommended JVC IPod adapter and expanded the options, its an easy install. Crutchfield does it right.

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    Written by: Rick B from Maylene, AL on October 18, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    'Works great! " 'Still learning various functions. A bit cumbersome to change from one FM station to the next.

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    Written by: Robert from Brooklyn NY on October 16, 2010

    1999 Dodge Caravan
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    JVC kd-hdr20 is a nice radio but it just wont give me the right sound.

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    Can't complain

    Written by: CaseyH from Littleton, CO on October 13, 2010

    1997 Volvo 850 GLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Built in HD is pretty nice, makes radio tolerable in a sense. Tuning EQ is kind of a pain, as are all menu features, due to holding the menu button for 4-5 seconds before it displays. Lack of preset keys for radio is a big let down. Pushing left/right scrolls through all stations auto or manual, rather than through presets. Instead it's Menu- Scroll Wheel- Select. Minor setbacks, but regardless, these are standard functions of an aftermarket stereo. AUX in is great, wish there was an optional AUX in in back w/ out buying more JVC parts (seems extremely monopolistic). Sub filters and gain is a nice touch. EQ is considered "intelligent", though it is set to specific tuning frequencies. Overall, its great for the price and add-ons. I would consider looking at other models for a few more bucks to get something a bit more 2010.

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    Not recommended with external amp

    Written by: Anonymous from San Antonio, TX on October 3, 2010

    To be honest, if you don't intend to use external amplifiers then this unit deserves a four or five star rating. What bothers me about this head unit is that it does not have a normal line out for the rear speakers. Instead, it has line out for front and a line out for sub woofer. This creates a problem for people who want to amplify the rear speakers. This is also a problem for people who want to amplify the subwoofer bypassing the head unit's low pass filter. The current setup is actually a step back from the five year old JVC KD-G320 which had pretty much the same look and features as HD20 (iPod option, mp3 playback, etc) but gave one four normal (unfiltered) RCA connections with the option of configuring one set for a subwoofer.

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    Great Entry-Level HD Radio unit!

    Written by: Bartacus from Winston-Salem NC USA on September 23, 2010

    1998 Volvo V70 T5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit to replace the factory CD/tape combo in my 98 Volvo wagon. I was originally shopping for an MP3 CD player, so the HD tuner was a bonus for this price range. The unit installed very easily. I've been happy with every JVC car stereo I've owned, and this is no exception. The remote control is a nice touch. Pros: - The EQ presets are more than enough for most people, and a nice selection and range. I like the User EQ option. - MP3 data cd's seek and play quickly and clearly. The id3 tag display options are great. Folder navigation is clear and painless. - Tuner is great, and maintains good HD signal lock. 18 preset slots! Wow! Cons: - Silly interface quirkiness --- I can eventually get to the menu or setting that I want, but it's not intuitive, and usually not easily repeated. :) Even simple tasks like balance and fader take multiple keystrokes. - Control is tough. The single-dial control wheel is slick (literally) and stylish, but really tough to use while driving. The red d-pad at the far left isn't bad. - No preset buttons. Changing presets from the face is a pain. The remote gives better control of tuner presets and MP3 navigation, but offers no way to choose upper HD stations. This is the most time I've spent with the manual for a car radio, but this unit does what I want, and it does it well.

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    Good sound, difficult radio

    Written by: DannyB from DFW, TX on September 23, 2010

    2003 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have to say, I like this stereo quite well. The sound quality is good, and it picks up radio stations very well. but, there are no quick-access buttons for the radio. And, for me, in my Ford Focus, the radio is a bit bright by default to have up so high in the dash. Fortunately, there's a "dimmer" mode that works much better.

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    Great Product for The Price

    Written by: Jeff C. from Wilkes County, NC on September 21, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This product is awsome; need i say more! I bought this CD player to put in my 2006 Toyota Corolla and wow, what a statement it makes in the dash. I would recomend this product to anyone looking to upgrade their factory radio.

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    Old Dude's opinion

    Written by: Lee from Oregon on September 21, 2010

    1997 Toyota RAV4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a really nice radio and, most of all, was easy to install. Being an old dude, I had some concerns about installing, but with the wiring harness and instructions, it went really qiuck. The radio is great but has TOO many features. I did not find setting it up from the menu very easy. Would really like a simpler radio to operate, more like the factory installed.

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    Written by: MarcoC from Austin, TX on September 21, 2010

    2002 Ford Focus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent radio. Sound is terrifc and controls are easy to use. Aux input, remote control and HD radio! What more could you ask for at this price. Looks great too.

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    Nice stereo

    Written by: Ryan from central florida on September 19, 2010

    2001 Nissan Frontier
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This stereo looks and sounds great, a good deal for your buck. My only complaints are the lack of stereo preset buttons, but I knew about this when I bought it. I just set my presets and use the remote to toggle through them, much easier. I don't live in a major city so the HD radio will skip in and out as I drive and it sounds like a cd skipping. It can be annoying but it don't happen all the time. I don't know what the talk is about new radio stations through HD radio because I haven't come across a new one yet, but it might be where I live at. All in all a great stereo though.

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    Big Bang for your Buck

    Written by: KONArider from Chicago, IL on September 15, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    If you're looking for a car receiver to replace your stock radio, or just upgrading an older unit and you're on a budget, look no further. This unit is packed with features, but is priced much less than other comparable units. The built-in HD radio tuner sounds great, MOSFET powered 50X4 amp provides plenty of juice, and the install kit and wire harness made installation a snap. The auxiliary input was a must-have, but I wasn't expecting the other features like a remote, preset or customizable 7 band EQ (not just "bass" and "treble") and as I mentioned an HD Radio tuner, especially at this price point. Catch it when they're offering free shipping like I did and you've got a heck of a bargain!

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    Good looks, poor features

    Written by: Jeff from Muskegon, MI on September 15, 2010

    This stereo looks really cool in my dash. Cd's or an mp3 player plugged in sound great. However, there are some flaws to the stereo. One thing is that there are no preset buttons. Changing radio stations with the menu is an added distraction from driving. The second is that the HD radio stations don't always work that well. For instance, If the signal becomes weak (this will happen when your driving around) the station sounds as if your listening to a scratched cd that is skipping. Also in my opinion, when the HD radio stations are coming in clear, they sound pretty much the same as regular FM stations do. I definitely regret buying this stereo.

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    Awesome Price, Reception is Not-So-Great

    Written by: Mike M. from Rocky Mount, VA on September 15, 2010

    1993 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this deck to put into my 93 Honda Civic that I just bought last week. The P.O. had taken the deck out and I needed something to get me by on my work commute. I only drive this vehicle to work and home so I wasn't planning on getting anything expensive. Just something that was decent to get me by. I found this awesome deal on Crutchfield (of course) and figured an HD radio for this price! Works for me. I received it within 24 hours of ordering by the way and was able to install it easily. In my vehicle there was no need for any installation kit - the factory DIN mount worked perfectly. I had read the reviews and was expecting a cumbersome interface, but it is not too bad really. However, I am quite a bit disappointed in the the FM/AM reception. I have lived in this area for nearly my whole like and know all the spots and which stations pick up and which do not. I hate to say it, but this HU has probably the worst reception of any one that I have ever owned. Even the most powerful stations around here have problems in places where I have never had problems before. I mean, I can pick them up, but the signal is just in and out and much weaker than it used to be. This is the only reason I gave it a 3. The rest of the unit is fine and if I never listed to the radio, I would definitely give it 5 stars. Now, if I can find some sort of signal booster and it picks up better, then I will be one happy camper.

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    great features for the price

    Written by: Anonymous from chicago, IL on September 15, 2010

    1999 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Shipped fast, installed easily, all the Crutchfield documents were helpful, and the radio has all the features I need and some I will probably never use.

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    Written by: Dennis from Dallas, Texas on September 13, 2010

    1999 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio was easy to install in my truck. After turning it on for the first time, it took me only a few minutes to do the adjustments needed to set stations and adjust sound quality. Some of the buttons are a little small, hard for me to see when driving. This could be due to my age and that I have to wear reading glasses to see small things. Other wise very pleased.

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    Written by: phillygeorge from Philadelphia, Pa on September 12, 2010

    2008 Kia Sportage
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sounding radio. The only bad thing is the AM. All my AM stations are all static and have basically bad reception. But I only bought it for FM mainly. I really like it.

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    Don't buy

    Written by: Sara from Marshalltown, IA on September 12, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The AM on this radio is full of static on stations that we use to get in clear. The controls are counter intuitive. To get it to do anything, memorize the instruction book. Very disappointed. It has a pretty blue color around the dial, but that doesn't compensate for the many other shortfalls.

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    I thought I was getting an awesome deal?

    Written by: Jeff from Muskegon, MI on September 11, 2010

    2005 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I orderd this with free shipping and a free install kit, also it was on sale. Crutchfield is always awesome to deal with and are helpful. It's not their fault this stereo stinks (in my opinion). I guess the pros would be that it does look good, it's got powerful sound and some nice features. The cons however, the HD radio stations go in and out of signal often, you don't hear static from this but it sounds like listening to a cd that is skipping (how annoying). I figured I would just lock out the HD radio option...ha! you can't do it permanetly, when you change stations it goes back into HD mode. Also to turn off the HD mode you have to go through the menu. I also don't like the fact that you have to use the built in low pass crossover to run your subs, my amp has it's own LP crossover. I wouldn't buy another HD radio, oh and I thought non HD stations were comparable in sound quality to regular FM staions.

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    Affordable Radio

    Written by: Marv from Miami, Florida on September 5, 2010

    2000 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice radio but the Demo mode should NOT be an out of the box default feature. It is not easy to disable. If the sales person should need it they could activate it since they are accustomed to selling lots of radios. Why does the customer need to see the word DEMO and all the add on features scrawl accross the screen constantly like advertising. This radio also seems to have a weak antena signal. My Nissan stock antena worked really well with the factory radio. Now I have to deal with the poor selection of antena amplifiers and risk getting a inferior design and go through the hassle of buying and returning antena amplifiers. As a standard ALL radios should have a high strength signal. It is not like radios were recently invented. As for Crutchfield I used to order from them in the 80s then they could not compete with the local competition and now seem to overcome this. I have found a larger selection of radios that NO ONE locally can beat. It is not just their prices and the benefit of the free install kit, their customer service cannot be compared to the local kids who open up a shop locally (a dime a dozen) and have no clue as to how to treat customers. Save your money and buy from Crutchfield. They will help you every step of the way to install and make sure you continue to save money on your radio purchase and install.

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    My fix for the slippery knob....

    Written by: RDG from Grand Junction, CO on September 4, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    My fix for the slippery knob was to put a #17 Rubber O-Ring,1-1/16"x7/8"x3/32", on the knob, it fits perfectly. As others have said, the odd preset selection procedure is almost like texting on your cell phone while driving!. It is MUCH easier to select the presets with the remote. I put the remote control on a spare USB Flash Drive lanyard and dangle it from the dash for easy location and use. Crutchfield tech support for installation was very helpful.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: Ahaywar from SLC, ut on August 23, 2010

    Looked cool enough but the fm,am, hd radio went out the 2nd day i had it.

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    Nice for the $

    Written by: Tracy from Sandston, VA. on August 20, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this unit specifically to use in my workshop powered by a 12vdc converter. I wanted it for the HD Radio, plus it has a front input for my iPod, and I can also play CDs. For the price, you can't go wrong, it's perfect for my workshop and would be great in a vehicle as well. I know some of the other reviews mentioned the lack of radio presets and I agree it would be nice to have them but again, for the price, what do you expect. I think it has quite a few nice features like the user EQ or choice of preprogrammed EQ settings. It sounds great with a set of free Alpines I received when I purchased an Alpine amp, of course right here at Crutchfield. Always great service and great products. Bottom line, nice HU.

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    Written by: LeeJ from Apple Valley Ca on August 19, 2010

    1999 Dodge Ram
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am so happy with this product after installing it in my 94 Crown Vic with factory speakers that I purchased another for my 99 Dodge truck.. I love the way it looks and play through the old factory speakers.. Thank you JVC for a great product and Thank you Crutchfield for your GREAT prices and easy installation parts and instructions

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    Pretty good for the price

    Written by: AndyC from Austin, TX on August 19, 2010

    1998 Volvo S70
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The HD radio sounds much better than traditional radio. I like the look of the face plate and the menu design. Two things really bug me. 1) No preset buttons. I don't really mind that I have to hit menu first, but don't they say that causes accidents? 2.) My 12 year old stock radio definitely has more bass, as others have suggested. It's not terrible, since I plan to add a sub, but as of now, I have to turn it up to about 35 or 40 on the volume to get any bass. Overall, its a good little radio for the price. If you look in its price range, there isn't another radio with as many features or the same build quality.

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    GREAT FOR THE PRICE

    Written by: texasred from Horizon City, TX on August 17, 2010

    2004 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I needed to replace my factory radio in my Dodge 2500 Ram. When I saw this price for all the things I needed I almost fainted. This couldn't be, it must be a reconditioned unit. Well when I got it it was new and I had everything I needed to install it. With the help of Scott I was able to have it in and running in about an hour. The reason for four stars and not five is the receiver doesn't allow me to program my stations. I have to use the remote and go through several stations til I get the one I want. That aside, the unit sounds great and I'm sure I'll better understand it the longer I have it. Thanks CRUTCHFIELD for all your support. this unit is GREAT FOR THE PRICE!

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    Bought for iPod & HD Radio ... Miss Presets Slightly

    Written by: tomt62 from Detroit Metro on August 15, 2010

    1994 Saturn SL2
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Still giving it 4 stars because it looks very nice in the dash, and sounds great too. Took away 1 star for the lack of presets. But let's face it, most of us are buying this for easy iPod hookup through the line in, as well as unheard of price for HD Radio. Yeah I had to read the manual too, but it's really not that bad once you understand how it works. And really I like one main FM station .. Doug-FM, and AM news. So no biggie. Just hit the source button to go from AM, FM, iPod Input. Dial is a little slippery. I had to turn dimmer on, as was too bright at night. Still plenty bright in daytime. For this price, pretty hard to complain. Way better than ANY FM transmitter for your iPod.

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    Poor User Interface

    Written by: Bubba from Idaho on August 8, 2010

    1995 Ford F Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You know there's something wrong when you have to read the manual just to find out how to change stations. Changing stations requires pressing one button, adjusting a dial and pressing the dial. Do they realize that we're driving while we do this?

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    Slightly disappointed

    Written by: Gregory from Finksburg, MD on August 1, 2010

    1997 Toyota Tercel
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I needed to replace my dead Sony 7715x in my toy so i ordered this. It looks very nice, flipping through the menus took a few moments to get used to as I'm more aquainted with operating Pioneer & Sony decks. The HD radio is ok, the thing i'm most disappointed about is the LACK of bass...i had everything turned up & had less then half the bass i used to have with the Sony deck (& on that one i had most of it turned down) I ended up having to turn the gain on my amp all the way to get maybe 5/8 to 3/4 of the bass i used to get. If i'd known this, i would have stuck with Sony, or a Pioneer. The rest of the sound is nice, relitivly clear tho it seems to distort the sound a little sooner then i hoped for...but hey, its an inexpensive deck...so i shouldn't expect worlds from it.

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    Car stero

    Written by: Anonymous from Elk River, mn on July 27, 2010

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am really enjoying the new car radio I installed in my car it has a beautiful sound quality and easy to operate, the instllation instructions was easy to follow and understand.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: Anonymous from Nottingham, MD on July 22, 2010

    2001 Honda CRV
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I was searching for an upgrade for the stock radio and CD for my vehicle and my wish list included a built-in HD radio and a front input jack for my mp3 player aside from a being a good brand. Came across this and by the reviews, it was sort of giving me a mixed reviews. But after awhile of reading more, and at this price point, I finally decided to take the bite. Did a research on how to install the radio--from removing the old one to installing the new one. Crutchfield's gears and guides are very helpful and straigh-forward aside from keeping you informed of what you need for the installation. Reading them over (online) before my unit actually came set me ready for the procedure. Thankfully, I didn't have to call them. I did it from start to finish. I could have paid for at least $120 just for installation locally. Overall, the experience was worth it and self- fulfilling. The radio was a blast. I love it and have no problem with it as it gave me what I wished for. Just have to get used to as how it operates to give you optimum performance and functionality.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: lakeranger from Del Rio, TX on July 12, 2010

    1999 Toyota Camry LE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This appears to be a great radio for the price. I've had it for only a couple of weeks and the sound is very good. It's a bit cumbersome to make simple adjustments while driving as most settings take a few switch pushes to accomplish, such as station presets and custom bass/tremble settings. I would definitely recommend the radio.

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    Good Upgrade for an Upgrade

    Written by: Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on July 6, 2010

    2005 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought to replace an older JVC KD-HDW10 HD radio that had its amplifier die just a few months after the 1 year warranty expired. Bought this one (KD- HDR20) to replace it and I was pleasantly surprised by its added features. Unlike the HDW10, this one will remember the HD Radio sub-channel that's it's on (both for presets and between turning off the car or changing between inputs). It also detects and tunes between sub-channels faster than the old unit. The only downside is the lack of face buttons for preset stations, but the menu is pretty easy to get used to.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: lee from Corvallis, OR on June 29, 2010

    1987 Toyota Pickup

    Great sound for the money. I bought it as a cheap little-to-lose stereo since the locks on my project truck don't work very well but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this unit. Now I'm definitely a little more protective of it than I had originally planned! And, as always, it is extremely hard to beat Crutchfield's install kit and instructions.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: lilphife01 from Vineland, NJ on June 23, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is excellent. I installed it in a 2006 Grand Vitara 1st installation ever and it was a breeze with install kit and instructions. Was very surprised by the overall sound quality from this unit, 7 band equalizer is great on user, audio is crystal clear, FM HD radio is also cool. Also sleek lil remote is nice too. Once you get used to control settings your good to go. Overall for the price this is a steal well worth the price.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: obert from Kent Wa on June 23, 2010

    1990 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great price and so many features for the price of this unit, you can not go wrong if you are looking for a cheap upgrade. It was very easy to install, and it sounds great.

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    For the money? Really nice....

    Written by: Anonymous from Portland, OR on June 10, 2010

    2009 Nissan Cube
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You really can't complain too hard about a deck that has the features this one does for the price you're paying. HD radio is great, sound through my Infinty Reference speakers is very clean and, it puts out plenty of power for what I want. I don't think I would attach $500 worth of speakers to it, but like I said for my purposes it works great. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the UI. Kinda clunky to be honest, but that is the price you pay for a clean design with a single knob, and fewer buttons. However their UI is just a bit odd, and takes some getting used to. Also the remote is borderline useless, as mine needs to be pointed directly at the sensor and no more than 2 feet from it. Excellent deck for the money, and how can you beat Crutchfield service and all the free install gear? BTW the install in the Nissan Cube is a breeze.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: ktheels from Rocky Mount, NC on June 10, 2010

    2001 Mazda 626
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Nice system for the price. I installed in a Mazda 626 with factory radio. The sound and HD radio were awesome. It even made my factory speakers sound better. The aux input was a nice option for a mp3 player. The control knob was slick and the system lacks preset buttons. The controls take some getting use to however its a good investment for the price.

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    just the knob

    Written by: David E from Bozeman, Montana on June 10, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I really like this radio a lot. Installing it was easy with the install kit provided, and it looks like a professional did it, which amazed me. The knob should be ribbed, but I just squeeze it a little harder when turning. It's a good deal. I would buy it again

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: ray from dublin, va on May 29, 2010

    i got this for an early b day gidt, excellent unit for the money, installed it with a pair of eclipse 6.5 that were on sale and sounds great, easy to use and set everything if u want a simple cd player that works great and is easy to use get this one,and as always crutchfield is the best dont give your money the other big box stores, help support the best audiio store there is

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    Good product ruined by bad controls

    Written by: George from Ayden, NC on May 20, 2010

    1995 BMW 325I
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The good: The HD radio sounds great. The unit supplies adequate power for most installations. It has good features, like sub outputs, and an aux input on the front panel. The bad: The control system is horrible. To do anything other than adjust the volume, you have to press the menu button. Presets are just a tap and a spin of the knob, but that's more steps than any other head unit I've ever used. Anything else requires you to hold the menu button down for a few seconds, which I found difficult to do while driving. The rotary control is very smooth, and needs a rubber grip on it. Quite a pain when you need to use it to do anything. The sub outputs have to use a crossover (with weird crossover frequencies,) so if your amp already has one, it needs to be deactivated (which in my case was unacceptable.) There is no automatic dimmer, so at night you have to manually dim the faceplate. I used the head unit one night, and pulled it out the next day, and am going to send it back. Again, a good concept at a good price point ruined by bad execution of the control system.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: Anonymous from detroit ,michigan on May 12, 2010

    1994 Honda Del Sol
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    got my new hd radio in the mail ,install was very easy thanks to the wireing kit and great instructions that came with the radio ,hd stations came in nice and strong radio was easy to use,the only down side of the radio is the knob is very slick and not so easy to turn but other then that its a great deal,no problems at all we are very happy with this unit

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    Decent unit. Has its share of problems.

    Written by: Anonymous from Richmond, VA on May 11, 2010

    2005 Ford Focus ZX4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Received the order from Crutchfield the very next day after the order was placed. The installation was pretty simple. Pros: - (When it works) HD radio sounds terrific. - The sound pumped out of this unit is awesome. It gave new life to my factory speakers. - The general look and feel of the unit is very sleek. - Love having the aux jack in front. - The remote is a nice feature to have. Cons: - The HD radio tuner is ridiculously sensitive. There's little reason for the signal to drop in and out on a day with crystal clear skies. The sound degradation each time irks the ears. - AM reception is HORRIBLE. Tried listening to the news radio on the way to work and could barely understand a word beyond the static. - As others have mentioned, there's no rhyme or reason why JVC decided to make the presets function like they do. - Volume wheel is smooth and has no grip. It slips every time you turn it. OVERALL: It's an okay unit. If I knew what I know now, I would've gotten a different one. You can get better overall performance from a different unit in this price range. The reception really is a problem. I don't listen to local radio much, but when I do I'd like for it to sound decent enough.

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    Good but not great

    Written by: Ram from Lufkin, TX on May 9, 2010

    2001 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This unit is way better than my factory unit by a long-shot. However, I had to change the settings of the built in amp from high to low power. When it was on high power, it caused my brand new Infinity 6032cf speakers to crackle at volumes higher than 33. I am pretty sure it's the unit at fault because all four speakers crackle and it's only at higher volumes. In the low power setting the max volume is 30. 30 is decently loud, but I plan on getting an amp to solve this problem. The unit is very clear and stable at volumes up to 30. My speakers are rated at 60 watts rms, and this unit only puts out a max of 20 watts rms. This head just cannot handle awesome speakers at high volumes. Besides that, everything else is A+. The presets are a little annoying, but i've gotten used to it and it's not a big deal.

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    Rockin' Out in the Ranger!

    Written by: Anonymous from Ponchtoula, LA on May 7, 2010

    2005 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The pre-sets were different, but not hard to figure out. The sound quality is awesome and I haven't even switched to aftermarket speakers yet... This stereo looks really good in my dash too. Installation was smooth considering it was my first time putting one in. Transferring from regular stations to HD is a little tricky, but I just installed today so it will probably get easier. I'm pleased with it and would recommend this unit to anyone. I did have an issue getting it to power on at first, but it turned out to be a bent prong in the plug... This honestly is a great buy for the price and with everything that comes with it.

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    Not impressed

    Written by: Roberto from Queens NY on May 5, 2010

    1996 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit because of the price and features. And while it sounds great I just can't get past the terrible menu setup. I've resorted to just using it to play my iPhone through because the complex menus are just too complicated and dangerous to navigate while driving. I'm past my return period so I think I'm going to just throw it away, I don't want to put someone else thru the frustration of trying to program this thing. The bottom line, avoid this unit.

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    KD-HDR20

    Written by: Niss from Cleveland OH on April 23, 2010

    I just got this unit today and can't say about reliability yet but I know a lot about car radios since I use to own a car-streo shop in my younger days. I have an old Accord and I listen to my Ipod often thats the reason my son got this unit for me as a gift, cheap looks good (he is 15). good: sound quality, FM, AM reception and HD very good. bad: very hard to learn how to use the menu, main bottom cheap and touchy. they could do better with this one. I hate the controls! it is a basic unit and they should keep it like that, not try to make it what it is not! no presets for stations Bottom Line: you can get a much better unit without HD that will give you good sound with better controls.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: Anonymous from Minnesota on April 23, 2010

    2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great receiver with lots of features for a great price. I can't believe it was only this much! 7 band adjustable EQ is phenomenal. HD radio is a MUST for anyone replacing a factory or aftermarket system that is without it- think similar to satellite without the insane price tag! Many more stations and a lot bigger variety is now available to me!! Backed this receiver up with a pair of Infinity Reference speakers and a JVC amp and now I can BLAST the music that I want to hear without distortion. This is a feature packed deck with a tiny price tag. You won't be disappointed!!

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    Excellent Value

    Written by: Kevin from New Jersey on April 23, 2010

    1994 Ford Taurus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is everything and more. I installed it in a car my niece inherited from my mother-in-law. The factory radio no longer worked. The supplied wire adapters made it a simple installation. I had it installed and playing in less than 30 minutes, including soldering the wire connections. I would absolutely recommend this radio to everyone looking for more for the money.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: Andy from Sharptown, MD on April 21, 2010

    2002 Nissan Sentra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wow shipping super fast, for so little $. Installed that day when I wasn't feeling well, with no problems. Got down hearted when I saw all the instructions, but released I did not need all of them or the tools, as most of the instructions was for the speakers which I was not installing. Removed old radio in about 1 minute (Nissan sentra radio is so easy to remove, pull off 2 dash board pieces, remove 4 screws, done). Studied the wiring, matched the colors and away we go. Luckily I had the tools and parts to ground the ground wire (ring terminal, crimper, socket set). It does not tell you where to ground it but again i found a bolt close enough that worked. The Trim piece did need the snap locations sanded a little to make it fit (sand paper). This trim piece could be improved. Quick test - speakers, radio, cd working. All installed, wife to try it out tomorrow going to work. So far so good and great price. Thanks.

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    Written by: Scott from Storm Lake Iowa on April 21, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    this is a super receiver for the money. Pulls in weak stations very well. A couple of installation questions were answered quickly and well on a Sunday morning by the great Crutchfield tech staff. Absolutely the only negative I can find about this receiver is the pre-sets aren't as easy to use as they would be if it just had buttons instead of a menu driven selection. That minor detail aside, I would highly recommend this receiver.

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    3 Month Review

    Written by: Anonymous from James, Richmond, Va. on April 13, 2010

    1995 Chevrolet Corsica
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I ve had this reciever for almost 3 months now so I feel I can give it a proper review. The HD Tuner went to work the second I powered it up. No setup was necessary. Picks up well. I have had a few issues with the HD stations dropping out from time to time, but it was never ALL of them at once so its hard to say its the tuner, could be the stations or my antenna even. The CD player works as well as one could ask. It doesnt really skip It does take a while to get it's bearings when you first put in a loaded mp3 cd, though. The controls are not the most intuitive, but they are still well functional. They can be a bit sensitive while in motion, and require a little too much attention. It is the best sounding and most loaded reciever you will find for the price, handsdown. There are plenty of radios out there for this price, but if you pass this up, youre dupping yourself...

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: Doug from East Troy, WI on April 5, 2010

    1997 Pontiac Bonneville
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    OK stereo, takes a little to understand controls. "Menu" "Back" and ring around main knob are blue light and TOO BRIGHT even with "dimmer" activated.

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    Needs a little more thought

    Written by: Anonymous from Springfield, MO on March 27, 2010

    2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I have to give this a 4 out of 5 because this unit does what it says it will do, and it does it well. However the user interface needs more thought. The problems all arise from the attempt to use fewer buttons to control more features. Selecting a different station should be easier. Selecting stored stations should be as easy as selecting manually. The joy button should provide a more positive feedback as to which direction it is being pushed. Entering the "user" equalizer settings should allow you to listen to your changes as you are making them, not force you to wait until after they have been stored in the system. Oh, yeah, the highly polished, smooth and very slippery rotary knob should actually be knurled. As my auto has a non-standard connector for that model year, I owe my thanks to Crutchfield for their support and patience.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: Anonymous from Mulino, OR on March 17, 2010

    2002 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent sound and easy to use once you learn the controls. I just wish the preset stations were easier to acsess. I'm used to being able to go back and forth between 1 and 5 by just pressing the 1st button or the 5th.

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    Outstanding sound, clunky interface

    Written by: Jesda from St Louis MO on March 1, 2010

    1991 Saab 900
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    PROS: Powerful, clean sound. You turn it up more, and more, and more and it somehow avoids distortion. I use it in my convertible with the top down and cannot believe how comfortably loud and clear it is. HD radio works as well as advertised. The 7-band EQ is a huge plus. Getting to it is a pain. You have to press and hold Menu, rotate the knob until you see EQ, push the knob, rotate it until you see USER, then push and HOLD the knob until the manual EQ settings come up. The display is clean and tidy. CONS: Controls are the only reason I didn't give it five stars. To access presets, you have to hit Menu, rotate the knob, then push. There are no preset buttons on the face. You cant scan through the presets using directional buttons. The workaround is to use the remote to scroll through presets. The dimmer is manually operated, but its bright enough to leave in dim mode during the day even with the top down. ABOUT HD RADIO: The tuner is VERY sensitive. I've been able to pick up stations I never knew existed. I live in the distant suburbs and was impressed. Only a few stations broadcasting out of Illinois had occasional digital dropouts. Once it finds an HD signal and locks (takes a couple seconds), the sound quality dramatically improves. The only negative is that a few stations don't have HD and analog synced correctly so you get a skip when it goes digital. Overall, its impressive. The audio quality rivals head units costing two times more.

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    Great sound for a reasonable price

    Written by: Miguel from Waco TX on February 20, 2010

    1998 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this primarily to play my MP3 player in my vehicle and secondarily to break into HD radio. It was child's play to install this unit using the information and accessories provided by Crutchfield. The only thing that took any amount of time was to connect the JVC wiring harness to the one provided by Crutchfield which connects to the factory harness. I was initially hesitant to order this unit do to the lack of some features I think should be standard on all units, no matter what the price. Like buttons for the preset stations. Now that it is installed and I have been using it for a few weeks, I find I really don't miss them. 90% of the time I am listening to my MP3 player and the other 10% to HD radio, which I don't think can be included in the presets anyway. This unit is designed to pack as many features in as possible yet still keep the price low. This leads to an extensive (though less than intuitive) menu tree. It is not all that hard to learn, though, and after initial setup, you can pretty much forget about it. The manual provides instructions for almost anything you would want to do. But it is your typical multi-national manual so it speaks more through illustrations than words. But the final word is that I am very happy with this unit. Installation was easy, setup went pretty smoothly but required referring to the manual, and the sound quality was more than I expected.

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    Really good considering

    Written by: Anonymous from ohio on February 17, 2010

    2006 Ford Crown Victoria
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price I think this head unit works very well. This was my first installation, and went well. You are given very clear and accurate instructions to complete the job. You could say that its not a user friendly as some, but its easy enough when you play with it a bit. When the sky is the limit when it comes to what you could pay for a head unit I am happy to get a more simplistic, but fully functional and quality head unit. I also love the aux input up front. Makes things very easy. I also wasn't really concerned about the HD, but it's really pretty nice. Several stations have multiple channels, and the sound is flawless.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: Dore from Columbia, SC on February 8, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    So far a great radio at a great price! Now I have to figure out how to use it.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: gsliveri from Tennessee on February 7, 2010

    1995 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought this unit and have loved it from the moment I installed it. The main reason I got this unit is the 7 band EQ. Awsome is the word!!! Most people just like thump of bass, with the 7 band EQ I can have thump and clarity to!! The controls are not as hard as some people say, it just take a small amopunt of time to learn them. I would highly recommend this unit. For the price, no one else offers so much. Thank you JVC!!

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    HD Radio not all it should be AM stinks

    Written by: Chris from Phoenix, AZ on January 30, 2010

    2001 Ford Excursion
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Put this in my wife's ford excursion. FM is good but AM stinks. Kids love radio Disney and this radio is horrible for receiving AM. The HD radio makes AM sound great when it works. Most of the time the radio switches between HD and regular and the sounds quality suffers. FM sensativity is OK but hard to get to your presets. Also very weak amp if you want good sound buy and amp to help this unit. Overall 2nd time I have bought a bad product from JVC. I have had Kenwood, Alpine, Clarion products that have preformed much better. The up side is this unit is cheap. Guess I got what I paid for. If you value quality and sound stay away from this radio.

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    Great unit, Great price

    Written by: Anonymous from Hartford, CT on January 25, 2010

    1993 Volvo 240 Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The install was so easy. The JVC harness matched the supplied Volvo harness color for color. The whole install took less than 1 hour. The tuner is easy to use. If HD is availabile it tunes it in automatically. The controls are a bit confusing. If you forget to press menu before going to a preset then press and hold the control knob the auto search kicks in wiping out your presets. The JVC hasexcellent sound, an aux input, and rear amp/sub amp outputs which both are both adjustable via the menu. I would highly recommend this unit.

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    Great Deal!

    Written by: Kevin from Ephrata, PA on January 20, 2010

    1997 Pontiac Transport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome radio for the price. I don't get alot of hd radio where I live but the stations that are in HD sound great! Instalation was way easier then I thought, thanks to the guide and having everything I needed included. You can not beat this deal! Would have liked preset station buttons on the unit, but besides that it gets great reception and nice sound. Highly recommend for anyone thinking about HD or just needs a good radio.

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    You guys made it simple!

    Written by: Kevin from Mass on January 16, 2010

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    As always, you guys are the best. The detailed installation instructions had all the answers for a fast and easy install. This is a very good basic unit, I found many HD stations in my area ( I'm in the sticks), controls are simple, sound is far better than the factory radio. Thanks again.

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    Not as promised

    Written by: archivist from Queens, New York on January 16, 2010

    Sound quality is good, but HD is nowhere near as good as I had been led to believe. I got the radio because I was going on a long trip. Research had told me that hd was unreliable outside of urban areas, but hey, I live in New York City. The rep told me I would not need a new antenna, but I do not get good reception. If the hd in this unit is a plus for you, consider also getting a more powerful antenna.

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    Excellent Value

    Written by: Stephen from Gainesville, FL on January 14, 2010

    2001 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This radio is an excellent value for the money. It has great reception for both AM and FM (8.3 dBf FM sensitivity). The HD radio works well, and the CD player is high quality (it successfully read CD-R's, displayed the CD text track titles, and handled scratched discs easily with minimal skipping). The remote is small and looks cheap, but that's actually a benefit; the simplicity of the remote makes it much easier to use while driving. The remote controls almost all of the functions of the radio (even EQ setting). The radio scans between stations very quickly when using manual tuning. The only downside to this radio is the lack of preset buttons on the front. However, this is mitigated by the fact that the remote allows you to iterate through your presets. Even though you have to go through menus to set the presets, the user interface for this radio is cleanly designed and easy to use, so it's really not an issue. This is the second radio I've bought from Crutchfield; in both transactions, the Crutchfield technical support was awesome, and the item shipped very quickly. I highly recommend both Crutchfield and this product.

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    Very good choice for the money

    Written by: Tim from Henderson, KY on January 14, 2010

    2006 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this a few months ago. Installation was very easy with the included Crutchfield instructions. If you are a do it yourselfer, don't waste your time or money buying a car stereo from any but Crutchfield. The only thing that I don't like about this stereo is FM and AM presets. I haven't figured out yet how to set station favorites. I am sure that instructions are in the manual, but I haven't taken the time to read it yet.

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    nice radio

    Written by: Anonymous from Woodbridge, Va. on January 10, 2010

    Just got this for Christmas. Got the XM adapter and the Bluetooth Adapter. Excellent quality good instructions. Bluetooth audio from my droid works really well. XM was easy to install and get activated. Sound quality is excellent --(already had good speakers installed). Crutchfield gives you everything you need to get this installed yourself. Thank you!!

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    Great Price & Easy to install w/ detailed instructions.

    Written by: Anonymous from North Dakota on December 31, 2009

    1994 GMC K Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased two of these to replace our factory radios. The price Crutchfield offered along with all the access. was one of the main reasons for the purchase. I must say the detailed instructions were by far the best I have ever received....Crutchfield, you guys made these very simple and easy to install and I am not mechanically inclined . I do wish however, that these had the pre-set buttons for your radio stations and also a "loud" button. If you are looking for a deep and rich bass, I would recommend a different model or brand. In final, I am impressed with these radios and are easy to navigate/use.

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    Great Sound but very light on navigation

    Written by: Marty from Kansas City, MO on December 16, 2009

    2000 Mercury Cougar
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    While I really enjoyed my first aftermarket install this went way better than my best expectations. I had a setback on my install to my KIA which required I connect the blue/white wire because of my amplifier in the car so that took me a bit and required a call to technical support. Tech Support was fast and very helpful! Just wish it would have been listed for my car as I rewired like 3 times before calling. Loved the HD sound it scanned and picked those stations up right away. My complaints for this unit are as follows. One it was not intuitive at all how to store stations I wanted. It automatically set the HD stations so that part was OK but with no pre-set buttons I found this to be very cumbersome and difficult to switch between stations in the morning commute while driving. Way too much attention was required of the radio and not the road!! Also since I couldn't seem to figure out how to set analog stations this made it very frustrating I am returning this product for a similar unit with HD and pre-set buttons. My return with Crutchfield was again a great experience and they understood and helped me find a more suitable radio for what I was looking for and mailed it right out, Hopefully this helps someone else that forgets to look at all the details before purchasing but either way feel assured Crutchfield will help you out either way!!

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    great

    Written by: tomkat1004 from needles ca on December 8, 2009

    1998 Isuzu Trooper
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great unit love the sub woofer rca outputs remote kinda cheap

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    Good for HD radio

    Written by: Anonymous from Jacksonville, NC on December 3, 2009

    1997 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought my head unit about 2 months ago and the sound quality is great. I bought it for the HD radio, 24 bit digital to analog converter and the 7 band equalizer lets you fine tune the sound. The price is excellent, especially with the free installation kit. It also got rid of the rattling of the back dash that my crappy insignia head unit was producing so that was great. I didn't know what features I needed when I bought this and I wish I did. This head unit does not have the Loud feature that enhances the bass in your music which is needed if you have a single or pair of subs in your trunk. So if you have subs, DO NOT BUY this head unit because the bass IS that lacking without the Loud feature. If you want to hook up all your speakers to an amp, this is not the head unit for you either because it is lacking rear preamp outputs. All head units should have sub, front and rear preamp outputs. It also shut off for a few seconds unexpectedly on me so hopefully that is not a bad sign. The remote is about half the size of your hand, which is too small for my comfort. If you don't know exactly what you want in a head unit, ask them for a magazine.

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    Not too shabby

    Written by: Howey926 from Wichita, KS on November 20, 2009

    1999 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I like it, the price was right and installation went well. No bells and whistles, but adaptable to most any use for the right price. HD radio is cool.

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    Awesome

    Written by: Anonymous from Selden, NY on November 10, 2009

    1999 Ford Taurus
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    works great, cheap and was still able to get my adapter kit 50% off. I don't have any complaints at all except the fact that the remote was kinda cheap, but who uses those anyway

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    Great Features

    Written by: Garry from Newoport News, VA on October 21, 2009

    1992 Jeep Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    For the price you pay you get a lot with this head unit. The sub controls are very helpful for fine tuning your sound. The HD radio is nice. What I really liked was the configuration is almost wide open, it lets you tweak a lot of things, even FM tuner selectivity, and as a bonus it looks pretty nice. The only con is the remote, it looks like it cost about 15 cents.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: James from Far Far west burbs of Chicago on October 16, 2009

    2002 Chevrolet Camaro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    All the options I wanted and has HD radio built in. It sounds great. I couldnt find anything with the options for this price. Awesome bargain.

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    Great quality

    Written by: christy from Dallas, TX on October 16, 2009

    2000 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great CD player. I even reads the titles of songs off of burned cds that I made. The HD radio feature is awesome. I still haven't completely figured out all the functions b/c there are so many.

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    Very Happy with the Purchase

    Written by: Tom from Las Vegas, NV on October 12, 2009

    2002 Ford Windstar
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this product to attach an Ipod into the car stereo. I picked this model because it had the aux jack, HD radio, came with a free install kit, and was a great deal for that price. I installed the stereo this weekend. I am not technically inclined, but was very pleased with myself that I was able to install it without a hitch. When I did have a couple of install questions, an answer was a phone call away because of Crutchfield friendly tech support. The stereo sounds great. The Ipod feature is wonderful. And HD radio does make a big difference. Very happy with the product.

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    Great Product

    Written by: JT from Chatsworth, GA on September 23, 2009

    2003 Chevrolet Astro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased 2 of these radios one for my car and the other for my work van. I felt the price was very reasonable and the installation instructions were accurate and the unit was very easy to install in both vehicles. As far as the HD signal going in and out, you can always set it so that it stays either in analog or digital or you can select both. The shipping time was very fast, I ordered it on Mon and received it on Wed. I would recommend this radio to anyone. Thanks Crutchfield!

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: George from Cincinnati, OH on July 29, 2009

    I bought this radio to replace my factory Bose Head Unit and CD Changer which the local big box store told me I'd have to replace everything even the speakers because of the built in amplifier but Crutchfield proved them wrong. One call and they shipped everything I needed to my door. I took my time and soldered all the wires to the harness so all I had to do was plug it in and screw the bolts back in the dash. Directions were easy to understand I had two extra wires which confused me so I called the tech guys and they let me know what to do with them. Now I'm enjoying quality HD Radio without replacing my factory amps and speakers. Thanks!

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: Tony from nj on July 29, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great little radio ..especially for the price. You really can't beat Crutchfield for putting together a radio package....and they do it with free shipping, tools, and tech support !! SAved $ 50 over a local big box store price.

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    Great Value

    Written by: Arnather from Montgomery, AL on July 12, 2009

    Great sound. Good CD player for the price.

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    Piece of cake !

    Written by: George from New Bern, NC on July 4, 2009

    2000 Honda Civic

    Easy to install in existing pioneer adapter in my 2000 Civic, and performance is great. Easy to operate as long as you read the manual, so RTM! Was looking for a place to plug in my XMRadio adapter. A couple months later, bought BTA200 Blue Tooth adapter. Most important, my wife is overjoyed with being able to talk on the phone without holding it ;-) Also, many thanks to Crutchfield Support. All the right information came with the radio and made it easy to install. Regards, Billl

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    That was easy!

    Written by: George from Upland, CA on June 5, 2009

    1998 Honda Civic
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Just received this unit today, took only couple of hours installing it into my '08 F-150. Most of that time was working on the wiring to make sure they work. Unit sounds great and simple to navigate the control once you learn how it operates. It does lack memory buttons for station, but that is a very minor issue. Overall, you can't beat the great sound and price, not to mention all this includes built-in HD Radio!

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    Good Receiver

    Written by: mgb4life2 from De Forest, WI on May 26, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am happy with this purchase. You get good quality for a good price. Only wish it had push button memory for your favorite channels but I'm getting used to it.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: Susan from Misssissippi on May 20, 2009

    I purchased this radio for my 98 Camaro and I love it. It works great and so far I haven't had any problem with it the only thing I dislike is that there is no pause button but I love that I can change the colors of the screen.

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    great car radio

    Written by: iggie from Alexandria, VA on May 9, 2009

    1991 Toyota Celica
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I purchased this radio to replace the original one in my 1991 car. It came with good instructions and all that was needed to assemble and install it (note: i'm not sure that's true of all products - you should make sure if you're purchasing and installing yourself). The customer service from the seller was excellent. It was a simple process and the order arrived very quickly. I was grateful not to have to find lots of additional parts as is often the case with electronics. I wasn't looking for anything particularly special or complicated in a radio - just a functional radio with working CD player, MP3 adaptability, good sound, easy installation, and basic features such as presets. This radio fulfilled all my requirements. It sounds great and was reasonably priced. I think it's a good value. The one slight caveat I have (in case the manufacturer is reading!) is that you have to press a button and turn a dial and then press the dial to get to the preset stations. As someone who drives a manual and changes stations often, this is a little frustrating. It would be nice if it had a simpler process. But overall, a great purchase. I'll definately purchase from this store again and would order the same radio if I had to get another one.

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    Good reception - quirky UI

    Written by: Daniel from Seattle, WA on April 15, 2009

    2005 Subaru Outback
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed great with included install kit for 2005 Subaru Legacy/Outback. Radio works well. Haven't even tried MP3's yet. As other folks have noted, the interface is quirky and switching radio presets is cumbersome without the mini remote. Can't beat the price for HD radio though.

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    Great radio for the price

    Written by: Mark from New Orleans, LA on April 9, 2009

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Radio works great. Had to read the manual for a couple of things, but overall the radio is pretty easy to use. Love the HD radio.

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    Love it

    Written by: slick from Freeport, Il. on March 27, 2009

    2001 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed this with no problems. It works great also. A super radio at the price. My HD works great. Shipping was fast and complete with SUPER SERVICE from Crutchfield, Thank You.

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    Spend the extra cash for a better one than this

    Written by: Sean from New York, NY on March 17, 2009

    Where to begin... do not buy this stereo unless you are smack in the middle of a city where HD radio is broadcast. If you're like me and you live in the suburbs, the HD signal will come in and out every other block and drive you absolutely nuts. I've done some research since owning this stereo and discovered that HD signal strength is weaker than regular FM so be careful. Also, it's a bit of a hassle changing stations using the deck. You have to hit menu first and turn the dial from preset to preset. So, at the very least, changing from preset 1 to preset 2 goes something like this: MENU > DIAL > PRESS. Of course, you can avoid this by using the remote, which is much easier.. but then you're carrying the remote during your entire drive. Everything else besides the radio is top notch. The aux input is fine.. in so much that it works.. idk what else you look for in an aux. The CD player puts out a high quality sound and I have no complaints there. In conclusion, if you're buying this for the HD radio (and i'm assuming most of you are) then you should google search the signal strength in your area to make sure you have a strong signal. Otherwise you'll end up like me where it switches back n forth to analog (or worse it gets stuck on the hd and drops the sound completely). This will likely result in your returning the stereo like I'm doing.

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    The KD-HDR20 is a great deal with HD built-in

    Written by: Tom from Boston, Ma on March 8, 2009

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I wanted to replace the stock radio in my Buick Century with something that would control an Ipod. After doing some research this head unit along with the Ipod adapter was what I picked out. Its a great deal and I got HD radio as well! Note, if you are a channel surfer and are always bouncing between different radio stations there are no presets on the face. Its easy to change stations but you have to hit the menu button to do this. I bought this to primarily listen to my Ipod so the presets aren't an issue and give the face a clean uncluttered look. I gave this unit 4 out of 5 stars for one minor issue. The dimmer isn't automatic. I assumed that most radio's can be set to dim when the headlights turn on, for this unit it is done manually. I've found the dimmed mode is bright enough for daylight operation and leave it like that. For Crutchfield support on their product I give them 5 out 5 stars. There was a minor fit issue and they they were able to explain the best way to fix it. Also there was one technical issue and they had all the info on my car and were able to tell me what to do to make it work.

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    JVC KD-HDR20

    Written by: Kevin from Bolingbrook, IL on March 8, 2009

    2006 Toyota Highlander
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great value and quality. Built-in HD radio is great. Only draw back of unit is that it is missing direct station preset buttons (i.e. 1 - 6 like many radios have). Once you get used to scrolling or using the remote it is no longer an issue.

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    I would not buy.

    Written by: Jason from Austin, TX on February 27, 2009

    Great price for a radio with an hd tuner built in. It sounds pretty good but this receiver does not have the "loud" feature. The loud feature boosts low and high frequencies at lower volumes making everything sound better. That was probably my biggest dissappointment. It is also very cumbersome to change radio stations. To change from one preset to another you have to press menu, turn the knob to select the desired preset, and then press the knob. It is also difficult to see which station you are selecting because your hand gets in the way of viewing the screen because you have to grab the knob....pretty annoying. It did have great reception when it comes to hd stations. All in all, if you want an hd radio and dont care about ease of use or sound quality then this radio is for you. Otherwise I would get something else.

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    What's in the box?

    Download the JVC KD-HDR20 manual

    • AM/FM/CD receiver
    • 15-amp ATC fuse (installed)
    • Face
    • Sleeve
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • Wireless remote control (RM-RK50)
    • CR2025 Lithium battery
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Face fixing screw
    • Instructions (English/ Spanish/ French)
    • Installation/Connection Manual (English/ Spanish/ French)
    • US warranty information
    • Canadian warranty information
    • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
    • Caution note (attached to wiring harness)
    • Face fixing screw note
    • Bluetooth function information

    Features and Specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Front and Optional Rear
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot No
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation ---
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen/4Gen/3Gen
    Nano Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
    Touch No
    iPhone No
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 20 watts
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 4-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Display Color White
    Key Button Color Red/Blue
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible No
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 8.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No

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    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    Aux/iPod Connectivity
    Wireless Communication

    Display Features

    Clock Display: While playing a CD, you can switch between the clock display, elapsed time display, disc title/artist CD Text (if available), and song title CD Text (if available). While listening to the radio you can switch between the clock display, station frequency display, call letters (HD Radio only, when available), program type (HD Radio only, when available), and broadcast text (HD Radio only, when available). When you press the Display button when the power is off, the unit will turn on, display the clock for 5 seconds, then shut off. This can be done with the ignition on or off. In the menu, the clock can be set to display with the unit on or off, only turning off when the ignition is turned off (Keyed operation).

    Audio Section

    MOS-FET Amplifier: The JVC CD player features a CEA-2006 compliant MOS-FET 20 Watts RMS x 4-channel amplifier into 4 ohms at <1% THD+N with an 80 dBA signal-to-noise-ratio.

    7-Band Intelligent EQ (i-EQ): The EQ has Rock, Classic, Pops, Hip Hop, and Jazz presets. A User preset can be adjusted to your preference and stored in memory. For the User preset, you can independently adjust the following frequencies: 60 Hz, 150 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 2.4 kHz, 6 kHz, and 15 kHz.

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KD-HDR20 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. When all speakers in the system are powered by an external amplifier, the internal amplifier can be turned off.

    Subwoofer Output: In addition to the 2.5 volt front preamp outputs, this unit has a set of 2.5 volt subwoofer preamp outputs. The subwoofer output has independent level control, adjustable from 00 to 08, and an adjustable low-pass crossover. You can select a cutoff frequency of Low (72 Hz), Mid (111 Hz), or High (157 Hz).

    Source Volume: The input level of each source (other than FM) is adjustable relative to the FM radio volume, so there isn't a significant volume difference when changing sources. Each source is individually adjustable from -10 to +10.

    Radio Functions

    Built-in HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This new technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo, while FM digital will have CD-like quality with static free and clear reception. In addition, AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. Many HD Radio stations also offer more than one channel of programming. This service is called multicasting. You can setup the KD-HDR20 to search only HD Radio stations.

    DiAS II Tuner: This model is equipped with JVC's Digital Intelligent Advanced Sensing tuner. You can set up to 18 FM and 6 AM stations as presets. Presets can be set manually, or automatically using Strong-station Sequential Memory (SSM). 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.

    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 (package item number 700XMJVC2, sold separately).
    • SIRIUS: The JVC KD-DR20 is compatible with the SiriusConnect Universal Tuner and Plug & Play Dock.
      • SiriusConnect Tuner: Connect the optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect vehicle tuner (item number 607SCC1) and the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter (item number 105KSRA100) - package # 700SIRJVC1, sold separately.
      • SiriusConnect Dock: Select dock-and-play and portable SIRIUS radios can be controlled using the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter (item number 105KSRA100, sold separately) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item number 607SCVDOC1, 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 front panel auxiliary input or a JVC auxiliary input adapter, such as the KS-U57 or KS-U58 (item numbers 105KSU57 and 257KSU58).

    Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.

    Disc Playback

    MP3/WMA Playback: The KD-HDR20 can play MP3/WMA files that have been recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs. The disc must be recorded in ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, or Romeo format. Each disc can have a maximum of 255 folders and no more than 512 files. The unit also supports IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4) for album and artist information from MP3 or WMA files.

    Disc Protection: If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from damage; playback starts automatically.

    Disc Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc). Next time you select CD for the playback source, the disc will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    Aux/iPod Connectivity

    Optional Interface Adapter for iPod: You can connect your iPod to the KD-HDR20 CD changer port using the optional JVC KS-PD100 iPod Interface Adapter (257KSPD100, sold separately). Using the controls on the KD-HDR20 you can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, and Composer. You can also select Repeat (One/All) and Random (Song/Album) modes. Additionally, the KS-PD100 iPod interface will charge your iPod's battery. The JVC KD-HDR20 is "Made for iPod" compatible when connected to the KS-PD100 iPod adapter and supports the following iPod model features (as of Dec. 2009):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Display Charge
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track
    dock-connector 3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    click-wheel/olor-display 4th Y N Y N Y Y Y
     mini 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
     video 5th Y N Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
    120GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
    160GB Y N Y N Y Y Y
     nano 1st Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3rd Y N Y N Y Y Y
    4th Y N Y N Y Y adapter required
    5th Y N Y N Y Y adapter required
     touch 1st N N N N N N N
    2nd N N N N N N N
    3rd N N N N N N N
    iPhone 2G N N N N N N N
    3G N N N N N N N
    3GS N N N N N N N
    4G N N N N N N N

    Note: The KS-PD100 is not compatible with the iPod touch (1st/2nd gen), iPod nano (4th gen), or iPhone (3G/3GS). This iPod interface will also not charge the iPod nano (4th gen) without the Scosche passPORT (142IFWA, sold separately). Apple software updates may change functionality results (you may need to reset your iPod to regain functionality).

    Front Panel Auxiliary Input: A front panel stereo mini-jack is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Just connect your portable cassette, MD, or MP3 player to this unit, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Optional Rear Auxiliary Input: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (105KSU57, sold separately) or Aux Input Adapter (257KSU58, sold separately) may be used to provide an additional auxiliary 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.

    Wireless Communication

    Wireless Remote Control: The KD-HDR20 comes supplied with a wireless remote control (RM-RK50). The remote contains Power, Attenuator, Sound, Source, Track, and Volume functions.

    Bluetooth Compatible: With the optional JVC KS-BTA200 Bluetooth Adapter (105BTA200, sold separately), this unit allows you to make and receive cellular phone calls through your Bluetooth enabled phone, or listen to a Bluetooth audio device. You can register up to 5 Bluetooth devices to this unit, however, only one unit of each type can be used at a time. When making a call, dial from your Phonebook, Redial, Voice Dial, or dial from the list of received or missed calls.

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