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JVC KW-NSX1

DVD receiver

Item #: 105NSX1

94 Reviews

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Original Price: $249.99

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JVC's KW-NSX1 DVD receiver offers all the cool features you'd expect in a multimedia receiver: a sharp-looking 6.1" touchscreen, hands-free calling, audio streaming, variable color illumination, and comprehensive tone controls. And it's designed to work with a wide variety of smartphones, from audio playback with an iPhone® 5 to extensive control over select Android phones through MirrorLink™. 

Outstanding iPhone® app control

With your iPhone connected via JVC's KS-U30 cable, you can view and control a wide variety of apps on the KW-NSX1's screen through JVC's App mode (app control requires Lightning to 30-pin adapter with iPhone 5). You'll get basic control over audio apps like Rhapsody and Tunein Radio for simple functions like play/pause or track up/down, plus the ability to view streaming video from sources like Netflix and YouTube when the car is parked.

JVC's App Link mode (not available with iPhone 5) lets you view traffic info from Inrix, Cobra iRadar other driving apps when your iPhone's connected. For powerful navigation, download the MotionX-GPS Drive app (subscription required) and you'll be able to see maps and live traffic reports on the receiver's screen. You'll still need to access your iPhone, however, so consider adding an iPhone mount, for easy use.

MirrorLink offers outstanding integration with select smartphones

If your smartphone is a big part of your life, it's only natural that you'd want to tap into it when you're on the road. JVC's KW-NSX1 DVD receiver works with the MirrorLink system to provide unparalled in-dash control over an ever-growing list of smartphones, including the popular Samsung Galaxy S III and Nokia Symbian models. With MirrorLink, you'll enjoy touchscreen control over your music, phone contacts, and select apps — a seamless experience.

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MirrorLink offers outstanding integration with select smartphones.

What will I need for MirrorLink?

MirrorLink needs three elements to do its thing: a compatible receiver like the KW-NSX1, a compatible smartphone, and an app that works with MirrorLink. The system works like this:

  • Download the app (prices vary) to your compatible phone. This lets the phone enter "car mode," which provides a simplified graphical interface that's ideal for use in the car, as it's easy to see at a glance, and much easier to use.
  • Connect your phone to the receiver using the receiver's USB input and your phone's USB cable.
  • Launch the app on your phone, and tap the MirrorLink icon in the receiver's source menu. The optimized car mode menu will appear on your receiver's screen.

A full-fledged multimedia receiver

The KW-NSX1 also offers DVD, CD, and USB  playback, including support for MP3s, WMA, and WAV files. And you can enjoy video content on the screen when you're parked, or send video to rear seat screens when you're taking long road trips with the family. JVC makes it easy for you to take your Pandora® Internet radio stations on the road. Just plug in your iPhone and you'll have touchscreen control over Pandora right in your dash.

Speaking of Bluetooth

This receiver lets you enjoy the safety and convenience of hands-free calling with almost any Bluetooth phone. And you can stream audio from your device to the receiver as well, for a wireless, tangle-free connection whenever you get in the car.

Great for the rest of your music

Once you plug your iPod or iPhone into the USB input, you can tap your way through all your tunes and playlist on this JVC's responsive touchscreen. If you're not an iPod user, you can load up a USB drive or a recordable disc with digital files — it's easy to fit hundreds of tracks on either one, and you can still dive in using the touchscreen.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this JVC stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the JVC, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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

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.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD player with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.1" touchscreen with detachable face
    • MirrorLink technology for app integration with select smartphones
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and music streaming
    • App mode for control of music, navigation, and other apps with iPhone (iPhone 5 requires Lightning to 30-pin adapter)
    • App Link mode (not available with iPhone 5) for viewing select iPhone traffic and nav apps on screen
    • Pandora control with iPhone
    • variable color illumination with over 30,000 choices of colors
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    Audio/visual features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see "Details" for full capabilities)
    • 3-band parametric EQ with 8 preset sound modes
    • high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • iPod control: JVC KS-U30 cable required for full access to audio/video content
    • inputs: rear USB input, front panel aux in, rear A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output; 5-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, mono subwoofer)
    Other information:

    Video receivers: They're not just for movies

    Video receivers add a new level of entertainment to your vehicle. You can watch a movie on the screen when you're parked on a Saturday night, or play a DVD or downloaded video through your rear seat video setup on the road. Touchscreen receivers allow you to breeze through menus with the tip of your finger. Most video receivers feature a USB input for iPod audio, and the ability to add an adapter that allows video to display on the screen.

    JVC KW-NSX1 Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    94 Reviews

    Used to work well

    Written by: mikeG from New York on April 13, 2015

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    Initially this product worked great with the verizon S3. When the verizon S3 firmware got updated sometime in september 2013 the unit stopped working as it was suppose to and would crash every time the drive link app started and was plugged in for mirroring. There was eventually a firmware update for the smartphone adapter inside and the phone still did not work for screen mirroring. Essentially the whole entire time I owned this it did not work as it was it was advertised. The bluetooth worked ok with it but now that it is 2015 I no longer have a S3 and have upgrade to the S5. This makes the product almost obsolete. However it still claims to have the mirror link technology. I have not yet tested my S5 with it but since but the last time I tried it still would not connect and am unable to install Drive Link for the s5. Frequent emails to Mirrorlink, JVC, Drive link app developers, and Crutchfield have yielded no helpful responses if any at all. In fact Crutchfield was the only one who actually emailed back with any sort of response wanting to help. If anyone would let me know if this product will at least eventually support any new phone properly that would be great. If not I am going to replace it as it has not lived up to its hype.

    Pros: Easy to set up Has bluetooth

    Cons: FM/AM radio GUI is awful

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    Written by: Anonymous from Austin TX on April 6, 2014

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

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    This radio is everything I hoped it would be. Works and sounds fantastic. easy to install and a great improvement to my stock radio in my F150.

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    nice head unit. good value overall.

    Written by: Jeff from Lusby, MD on March 28, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Very nice head unit for the clearance price. The mirrorlink is not very good, and a pain in the butt to install because of the size of the box. Overall its a great head unit though.

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    Written by: Gian from Miami, fl on January 15, 2014

    2007 Toyota 4Runner
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    It is not compatible with the Iphone 5, therefore the use is limited for music and hand free calling, the software has some bugs yet to fix

    Pros: Sound,

    Cons: can not use apps with the iphone 5, icons within the functions are so small that is very difficult to operate while driving

    dynamite dual din

    Written by: tony from Standish,me on January 2, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    no complaints here. easy to use eq, sound and picture quality is excellent, looks great in the dash

    Pros: equalizer setup, easy to navigate around,

    Cons: bluetooth takes a bit to get used to

    filled with features

    Written by: Anonymous from Bay Area, CA on December 28, 2013

    2003 Nissan 350Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Screen size good, but in retrospect, will look for 7" size screen next time since I have Note2 phone & much bigger screen would be nice. Sound improved through stock Bose speakers & good visuals on sound shaping features. Installed relay to play DVDs while moving (easy & cheap fix). Rear view camera is viewable w/o putting car in reverse. Smartphone adaptor in a separate module makes for extra work, but for mirror link feature, worth the effort. There is a feature to customize the wallpaper; haven't done it yet, but good to have. Even though this model is discontinued, JVC has same thing available

    Pros: Feature packed, good design

    Cons: Lots of connections in back. Be ready to stuff into typical tight spaces behind receiver.

    Excellent value!

    Written by: Chris from Undisclosed, OR on December 23, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Very nice head unit. Installation was a breeze in my 2002 Accord coupe. The smartphone control module mounted well in my glove box for easy access if an update should be necessary and Crutchfield shipped everything else I needed to complete the installation.

    The Samsung drivelink application was not compatible with my Galaxy S3 running Android 4.3 and would crash every time it would connect to the HU but the modded Drivelink application found on XDA works great and provided full mirroring capability.

    Even with the stock speakers the sound if far superior to the stock HU and I found the UI very easy to navigate. Blue tooth works excellent just don't forget to plug in the external microphone that ships with the unit and make sure to find an acceptable place to mount it to minimize road noise.

    I have not connected an iPod to the deck yet so I cannot comment much on the apple compatibility, but if you want to view video make sure you purchase the KS-U30 AV cable which is sold separately.

    Unlike other reviewers that have commented my radio signal is superb, during installation my antenna jack wiggled loose and after mounting the unit I had to fully seat the antenna, after that no problems with my signal. I have yet to hear the fan in the unit, I am guessing if it is starving for air in a particular install it would crank up and become louder.

    Overall this unit is a tremendous value for the money and I couldn't be happier! Thank you Crutchfield!

    Pros: Excellent value for the money Lots of features, great sound quality

    Cons: No remote is included the JVC RM-RK252P must be purchased separately. iPod AV cable is not included Drivelink still in its infancy

    First Time Shopper

    Written by: Ronald from Lantana, TX on December 21, 2013

    2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Excellent Radio, especially when using an Android phone with Mirror Link. Able to use the functions on the phone directly onto the Head unit.

    Pros: Excellent features such as Mirror Link for android phones- works great with Samsung G3

    Cons: Needed to place the control box (for mirrolink) in another location- not a problem, enough wires and connections, but took some extra time to complete.

    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: William from Taunton, MA on December 19, 2013

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    Horrible sound quality. have been wanting to get this radio for months finally saved enough installed it ( Crutchfield said it fit, it fit terribly) played some music. sound was muffled, quiet. Did everything it says in the instructions nothing worked. VERY DISAPPOINTED

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    Cons: to much to list

    Crutchfield response on December 23, 2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    good

    Written by: Eduardo from 00795 on December 15, 2013

    2008 Nissan Altima
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    Good

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    This Works with Galaxy S4

    Written by: Parham from New Jersey on December 12, 2013

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    Iphone 5 At first I had an issue with my wife's Iphone 5 not working via USB as the sound was not coming out. I just wanted the Pandora app working which after changing from IPOD to AV IN it worked (Thanks Crutchfield Tech Support). I did have to reset the Head Unit by pushing the pin hole under the volume nob so I could set up the radio again as AV IN was greyed out and would not let me change it from IPOD mode. Please note that without the Iphone cable you will not be able to send video to the head unit but you will get you album art and pandora fully working.

    Android Mirrorlink Next I needed to get the Applink to work. I installed Auron Full Mirroring Applink and did not have to root my phone (http://www.colmoschinxtreme.com/android). It worked no problems only video via my phone to mirrorlink is slow on the head unit but thats why it has a dvd player. Just remember that you have to click on mirrorlink on the head unit then plug in your Android phone via the micro usb cable for it to work. I did not even try the samsung applink app but that would have probably worked as well but not full mirroring.

    The sound quality This sounds great after adjusting the equalizer to my liking.

    Pros: Lots of features and I love using Waze, Sound Quality, Build Quality and great price.

    Cons: Bluetooth streaming sometimes gets choppy, video playback via your phone is slow.

    jvc kw-nsx1 great product! Great Price!

    Written by: Tim from corpus christi texas on December 11, 2013

    2006 Pontiac GTO
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Amazing sound quality! Very easy to install! Crutchfield gives you all the materials to get you going! If you can follow instructions know a little about electrical, and with support you can't go wrong.

    Pros: I use the Samsung galaxy note 2 the mirror link works wonders with my phone and receiver!!! Excellent product! !!!

    Cons: None!

    doesnt work with galaxy s4

    Written by: Anonymous from pittsburgh, pa on December 6, 2013

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    Mirror link doesn't work at all. Samsungs drive link app is garbage, and the hacked one still wont allow this headunit to recognize my phone. And the sound from the internal amplifier is garbage, anything at or above a below reasonable level is horribly distorted. Thankfully Crutchfield was excellent about returning it, it only took a minute to complete the phone call for return auth. I am buying a pioneer.

    Pros: Well built

    Cons: Garbage sound quality. Doesnt work with android. Horrible gui.

    Waste

    Written by: Robotics from Chicago,il on November 30, 2013

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    Works horrible with iPhone 5. Adapters are a cheap pain for such a loss of functionality and it is constantly coming unplugged. All of the touch panel buttons are positioned in the most painful way. Example, tp and eq buttons are tiny, on the edge of the screen, good luck not hitting them or a giant source button (switching sources, stopping video kids now screaming) pandora: who puts the tiny "like" button right above the tiny skip track button and there is open screen space? Again, good luck getting the right tiny button picked. It does sound good. Just can't get over the button layout thing. And yes I calibrated it a dozen times. They work, just to hard to hit and not other stuff also.

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    Not worth it

    Written by: Kingston W from Newport News, VA on November 27, 2013

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    first off, Crutchfield support was probably the best I've ever had when ordering this. installed in my '03 Ranger with little modification, which Crutchfield supplied instructions for and all the mounting hardware needed. No, I've tried it out for a few months to get a true feel for it. bluetooth works fine, radio works fine, but the drive link (mirror link) does not work with my galaxy S4 so now this radio which I bought is already outdated and is the only thing I'm displeased about.

    Pros: sound quality, bluetooth, touchscreen, response time.

    Cons: drive link does not work with any other samsung phone other than S3. won't work with my S4 which is the main reason I bought this smart phone adapter box is just very inconvenient, now its outdated and the newer models of the nsx don't even require one. wish the onscreen buttons were a bit bigger.

    good investment

    Written by: noc from las vegas nv on November 22, 2013

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Went into 2013 wrx. Subarus are infamous for less than mediocre sound systems. This will bring life into stock systems.

    Pros: Android interface.

    Cons: Slow video play when interfacing netflix or any videos from phone.

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    Written by: John from OH on November 4, 2013

    2010 Jeep Liberty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I installed the JVC KW-NSX1 with not too many problems. Crutchfield support is pretty awesome. They answered my simple questions quickly. As for the JVC receiver, it works. There isn't too much exciting about it. The bluetooth works seemlessly though I do get some clicks/static often. The MirrorLink worked with my Samsung S3 with little fuss. However, again it is nothing to right home about. All in all this JVC is an okay receiver. I'd probably pick a different receiver if I had it to do all over again.

    Pros: All the features work and the sounds quality is definitely better than the factory radio.

    Cons: While on bluetooth there is frequent clicks/static. The Mirrorlink is unexciting and a bit of a pain to maneuver through. Maneuvering through the menu is not easy with big fingers.

    Very good, with one exception

    Written by: RickS from Sacramento, CA on October 28, 2013

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    I'm fairly well pleased with this piece of equipment. The interface is easy to use. The installation was pretty easy, even for a neophyte like me. Just one complaint, which pertains to the way in which the unit displays radio presets. Rather than showing the call letters or frequency, the unit shows the last couple words that scrolled from each station (artist and/or song title). This seems especially stupid to me. Presets ought to identify the station, rather than showing useless info from the last time the station was accessed.

    Pros: See above

    Cons: See above

    Very Nice Unit !

    Written by: Greg G from Toledo Ohio on October 28, 2013

    2005 Ford Mustang
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    This is a VERY nice unit with ALOT of features ! installation was a little more advanced , but if you follow directions its pretty straight forward . I have installed many car stereos and this one was the most complex by far . Let me say here , I added a 4 channel Alpine amp to drive the front and rear speakers , so that added a little more wiring to the project . i also added a 2 channel Rockford Fosgate am to drive 2 Audiobahn 12" subs , with also added more wiring . nothing to complex , just standard hook ups . If you are just replacing the factory unit in your car , its a VERY easy hook up . The Mirrorlink is an easy connect also , however it doesnt "mirror" my phone . I am upgrading my phone soon , so that isnt a big deal . The bluetooth woorks great ! all , features on this unit work extremely well and I was REALLY surprised at the video quality and sound quality from this unit as i have only had Alpine head units in the past .

    Pros: everything works better than expected , VERY nice video and audio quality . Very simple to operate . i would definately recomend this unit to anyone looking to upgrade their factoy head unit .

    Cons: the instruction manual is VERY vague . if you havent installed a car stereo before , you may have a hard time following the install directions . The "mirrorlink" don't work with my phone , do your research to find out if your phone is compatable .

    decent unit

    Written by: spankingcool from brooklyn on October 24, 2013

    2001 Dodge Durango
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Ok, i got this unit a few weeks ago and im happy with it, it has everything you need for audio enjoyment...nice sound quality, nice bright display, back ground costumised to match any car, mirror link for android...

    Pros: Nice display, mirror link feature with android built in, 9 band equalizer, price.

    Cons: Fm radio not really that good (may be my car antena), shine finish.

    Good enough

    Written by: gp360 from Dublin on October 23, 2013

    2013 Toyota Tacoma
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    It gets the job done...bluetooth, mirrorlink, very good quality sound, even with stock speakers.

    I with bluetooth would let you navigate playlists, etc...but whatever. It is kinda alow responding every once in a while, but whatever.

    Cool customization options

    Pros: -versatile -great sound

    Cons: -a little slow -no "next' physical buttons...have to use screen (and next button is small)

    Nice Head Unit, Could be a little better.

    Written by: JStrag from Toms River, NJ on October 21, 2013

    2002 Acura RSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    First off, this is my first JVC head unit. In previous years I ALWAYS avoided them due to past experiences. With that said, they seem to be a much better product now. Fair amount of audio settings, and sounds good. Great variety of audio sources, etc. One thing, that I noticed was mentioned in an early review, the radio reception isn't that good. Granted I don't listen to the radio, if I did, I would be very upset with the price paid for the unit. Aside from that. Well worth the sale price and then some.

    Pros: Nice sound Many audio sources 4v pre amps Clean look Many features

    Cons: Radio reception Glare on screen in the sun Mirrorlink is a bit of a pain CD's take a while to load

    Come for the unit, stay for the customer service

    Written by: LDS from NJ on October 21, 2013

    2012 Hyundai Accent
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    I will be taking a 22 hour drive alone with my two kids next month. I wanted something that will be easy to see my GPS and something to provide entertainment for the kids. (I have a Hyundai Accent 2012 and there is nowhere good to mount my phone). That being said, the main attractions for me: DVD player, Bluetooth, CD player, radio, touch screen, Android integration. I don't really care about sound quality or a rear view backup camera, those are just plusses in my book.

    The unit itself is fairly simple to install. The smart phone adaptor was a pain in the butt. But Crutchfield tech support is WONDERFUL... If you bought this unit anywhere else, you would be SOL. Crutchfield will talk you through it until it's installed correct. The unit has AMAZING sound. The picture quality is OK, but if i wanted top-of-the-line I would have spent at least twice as much.

    The tuner module is ok ... I only get three local stations (I live about 30 miles from NYC and can't get any of those stations) and the interface is a little confusing. I suppose I could get an antenna boost, but if you love to listen to the radio be forewarned before you buy this unit.

    Listen to what other reviewers are saying about the hacked version of Drivelink (look it up on Youtube as Drivelink full mirroring). Also keep in mind that you WILL have to do an update to the smartphone adaptor with an SD card.

    Overall, good value for the price, excellent customer service from Crutchfield.

    Pros: Looks amazing, sound quality is excellent, has all the "bells and whistles", great value

    Cons: Radio signal is WEAK... Can only get two local stations, Mirrorlink is almost useless (unless you have the hack version), smart phone adapter is hard to install.

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    Written by: JVC KW-NSX1 from Clifton, NJ on October 4, 2013

    2012 Chevrolet Camaro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    It an awsome radio, I got my nintendo Wii U, back up camera , speakers, subs, amps and smart phone(galaxy s3) connected to it. Love it

    Pros: All pros no cons, and its Bluetooth compatible, touch screen.

    Cons: None

    great head unit!

    Written by: mike from deltona fl. on October 2, 2013

    2007 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great head unit for the money! I have owned a few dvd-nav units in the past and this one has all the features of bigger, more expensive models. The interface is smooth and fairly easy to use. The touch screen seems to work better than any other unit I've owned. I recommend this unit as a great starter unit.

    Pros: Price... loaded with features.

    Cons: External box for cell phone interface and navigation.

    Crutchfield has your back

    Written by: tzpetlover from Poway, Ca on October 1, 2013

    2012 Nissan Versa
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    First the stereo is great, has nice sound and links with my phone right away. I have a Galaxy S4 and the market app Drivelink will not work with it, but if you search the internet you will find the app that has been fixed by an individual and once I installed that the mirrorlink works great. So for those people who haven't been able to use the mirrorlink the solution is out there. But I give a thumbs up for Crutchfield getting my stereo to me in timely manner and great customer support with help on questions I had while installing my stereo. No one has complained when I use the speaker phone so all good there. I have not tried the usb cord not need when I have my phone with everything on it.

    Pros: Looks nice in my car. Has great sound and features. When you turn off the car while you have been listening to music through bluetooth and then get back in it automatically syncs with your phone and starts playing the music from your phone where you left off

    Cons: Mirrorlink will not work with most android phones, which has nothing to do with the stereo but the software and with a little research you can find the app Drivelink on the internet that has all the kinks worked out it. You can't use the stereo main components while hooked in with Mirrorlink but I am not interested in listening to a radio station when I can listen to the music in my collections and still have a full size and up to date gps

    Not so good

    Written by: TomA from Minnesota on September 25, 2013

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    Ease of use is ok at best. When hooked up to your phone in drive link, after you add apps on the phone in drive link app they do not show up on the radio face to use. The antenna does not have a strong signal and when traveling only the closest local stations come in, mainly the religious and talk radio.

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    Excellent unit with great features

    Written by: Joelw from Huntsville, AL on September 25, 2013

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

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    This is a great unit, looks good and sounds good. Audio is awesome and adjustable and this is with my factory speakers still in. The Bluetooth works fantastic, both with playing music from my phone as well as making calls, the call quality is good and I haven't heard any complaints on the other end. The DVD player works and sounds great as well. The only thing I'm less than impressed with is the MirrorLink feature. I have the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, and it will connect easily with the micro-usb cable. However, if you're looking for something with more functionality with your phone and the ability for full mirroring I would look at some of the higher-end units. This MirrorLink allows you make calls with your phone book,use your gps and nav. system, and play your phone's music just like you would with Bluetooth. Overall I've been very pleased and for a double din touchscreen unit for this price I think it's about as good as it gets.

    Pros: Sound quality is good, easy to use bluetooth and make calls

    Cons: Full mirroring is not what I expected.

    Great Sounding receiver with nice display

    Written by: Negativeight from Upland, CA on September 24, 2013

    2013 Ford Mustang
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    This unit sounds great with an easily tweakable EQ feature. Paired with the right speakers (RMS around 20 watts) the on board amp packs a nice punch with plenty of head room to add an amplified sub to the mix. The display looks great and DVD video reproduction is clean and sharp.

    Pros: Great sound, ease of use, good DVD video reproduction

    Cons: No lighted disc guides, so inserting discs while night driving is a little tricky

    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: Anonymous from florida on September 22, 2013

    2009 Jeep Patriot
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Very nice for the price

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great Unit!!!

    Written by: Anonymous from Nashville, TN on September 22, 2013

    2008 Toyota Camry Solara
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I love this unit. MirrorLink works well; however you have to disable Bluetooth on the unit. I have issues with app but I hope it will improve soon. The only complaint is the USB on the unit is shady. You have to use the right flash drive for it to work properly..not plug and play as I would have liked. Looks good, easy to use, DVD works great. Customizable to a point. Would like to be able to add my car logo on the startup screen. Backup camera works great, the harness and dash kit worked well. I plan to purchase again for another vehicle.

    Shipping was quick and Crutchfield was great (as usual!).

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: Shady USB and JVC should add the firmware to work with any phone via the USB connection.

    good product great price

    Written by: badtimmy from washington IL on September 22, 2013

    2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Really like this head unit. It really brought the car up to date. I decided to keep my factory infinity amp. Went ahead and got a 12 inch powered sub and the sound quality is amazing. My only complaint is that it doesnt interact with my phone as well as I thought it might. I have a galaxy s3. It appears that it interacts better with the iphone.

    Pros: Great value really cool

    Cons: Some functions dont work with galaxy phones

    Nice unit-great price

    Written by: maak from Salem Oregon on September 20, 2013

    1998 Toyota Camry LE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a nice unit. Sound is good. It's fairly simple to use. The backup camera I added works great. There have been complaints about the microphone being too quiet well, try reading the directions-it's adjustable.

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Excellent product and excellent customer service

    Written by: DennisD from Phoenix, AZ on September 16, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Although I have not had this JVC receiver very long, I can tell you from what I have experienced thus far, that it is easy to get used to and uses simple commands. Crutchfield delivered the unit quickly and it arrived sooner than expected. The sales person at Crutchfield whom I contacted prior to making my purchase was very helpful and thorough in explaining the features of the product I decided on.

    Pros: Great product and great customer service.

    Cons: noine

    Works exactly as advertised

    Written by: Dekman from BC Canada on September 12, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Works perfectly with S3 and S4 just use the modded Drivelink from xdadevelopers

    Pros: Easy to install and use with all the correct parts from Crutchfield

    Cons: Have to use modded software but not JVCs fault

    Good Bargain

    Written by: Neville C from Tucson AZ on September 11, 2013

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

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

    Very nice head unit, great sound, installation was very easy and the unit is very easy to use. But if I had to do it all over again I would spend a little more for a regular DVD/NAV receiver.

    Pros: connectivity, sound quality and great price

    Cons: Samsung drive link software is very poor, iphone interface is way better

    Good but not great

    Written by: almonster from N. Cal on September 9, 2013

    2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The MirrorLink feature is weak and only supports 2 Android phones. You need a large separate module that comes with the head unit in order for it to use Mirrorlink.

    On calls, the head unit has NO ability to mute a call. The only way to mute is to use your phone's mute feature.

    Audio - sounds great. Bluetooth audio is awesome. Pandora only works with iphone/ipod. So if you are an Android user like 80% of us are, you are out of luck. You need to use Pandora on the phone. So that feature is out.

    Installation in a Jeep JK series was a major pain. You will need to remove the factory radio bracket to fit this one in and cut away 90% of the plastic on top of the radio (you won't see it). After that, it mounts in easy but removing the factory bracket will require a Dremel and some good muscle to rip that thing out.

    Overall, good but not great. I mean what kind of engineer doesn't put a mute feature in and builds MirrorLink to only work with 2 Android phones in late-2013?

    Pros: Good unit for the price

    Cons: No phone mute, MirrorLink literally sucks.

    as expected for the money

    Written by: bower from kansas city, mo on September 6, 2013

    2005 Scion xB
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    2 downsides I've noticed, 1 the extra bulky android receiver box, and 2 the built in fan is loud. with problem 1 I located mine in my glove box as I wanted access to it if I needed to do any updating via the SD card slot and I didn't have room behind the dash for it or under the seats. Plenty of wire is provided to locate this thing just about anywhere, but yes its a brick. I see the new units some how have this built in now, but for the price tag its worth sacrificing your glove box. and problem 2 I only notice when I turn the car off, or if the car isn't running and I have the volume all the way down, my other JVC units didn't have nearly as loud of a fan, but hey, if you can hear the fan, then why is your volume down that low?? right? ok moving on... as far as the mirror link, I suggest searching for the FULL mirroring .apk that people have modified and then installing an app like home switcher even if you don't have a different home screen you select this app from the short cuts and it gives you full access to your phone as if you were using it. downside is its a little slow, but who knows maybe they will make some software updates to speed it up a bit. as far as the USB it works great just like my previous JVC units, has nice EQ settings for each, the Pandora app works good, blue tooth works great except talking to people on the phone they think i'm talking into a tin can but whatever, and the load time is shorter then my previous avx740. just ground the park break wire

    Pros: sounds good, all the features from your phone using the FULL mirroring modified .apk and home switcher as short cut

    Cons: extra bulky box for android hook up, fan on unit is loud, android screen movements are sluggish and delayed

    Don't expect too much

    Written by: Hai from Bellevue, WA on September 6, 2013

    2010 Toyota Prius
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I give it three star because it works as a DVD/CD reciever. but nothing more than that. Mirrorlink doesn't work with my Sony Xperia Z (which support mirrorlink), my iphone 4 is too slow to keep the app up and useful, only work with handful of phone (actually two, iphone 4s and GS3) is biggest drawback. JVC needs to keep up with the technology, only support one phone or two...or three if you count iphone 4 is not going to win any business over.

    Pros: bluetooth works fine, sound quality is better than stock unit, screen is good and clear

    Cons: mirrorlink, stay away from it for now. iphone app mode is confusing, and only app that ever work is waze (and it ran super slow on iphone with AV cable), I did not try motion X nav app though so my comment may not be valid.

    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: Matt from Houston TX on September 5, 2013

    2005 Nissan Armada
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Not worth the money 1/2 of the options don't work for Android

    Pros: NONE

    Cons: Pandora app is only for Apple. Mirror link is too new and no updates for Samsung. When in use you will only have GPS & Phone and local mp3 NO Pandora, Radio,CD,or USB. So long trips all you get to listen to is the GPS

    JVC NSX1

    Written by: rusty from Tavares, Florida on September 4, 2013

    2011 Dodge Nitro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installed flawlessly in my dodge nitro. Numerous inputs..usb, samsung mirror link, aux., cd, dvd...etc. LARGE HI DEF screen all with numerous eq settings. RCA LOW pass out with sub control built in...love this tuner with all of the extras.

    Pros: Numerous input capability

    Cons: None so far

    Great product if you have older smartphones

    Written by: JohnF from KY on September 4, 2013

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

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

    I'll give it one star because it does what it's supposed to do and another star for cool display, etc. Great price. However, for me the value stops there. I have an iPhone 5 which came out a year ago and there's still no support for it. JVC avoids the question and won't give me an answer on any plans to support it in the future. Same is true with the Galaxy S4. So if you have an older gen phone and plan to keep it for a while, then this is an awesome buy. If you want to upgrade to a newer phone (or not so new iPhone 5) then stay FAR away from this product! To be fair, my 5 does work when plugged into the standard USB cable using the cable that came with my phone, but for Audio and Pandora only. No GPS or any other apps will display on this head unit from the 5. I understand the Galaxy S4 issue is between Samsung and MirrorLink. I normally install my own stereos, but I paid to have this one installed because it called for tapping into the brake wire, reverse light wire, and grounding to chasis (per manual), so it was more than I had time to get into. Probably going to return for a unit that supports external display with my 5. That was the whole point behind me switching to double-din with touch screen. The EQ settings are a little on the lame side, but there is a user setting that you can customize.

    Pros: Touchscreen, good sound.

    Cons: doesn't work with newer gen phones (not officially).More complex install than typical stereos, lame EQ

    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: Mike from Gahanna, OH on August 30, 2013

    2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Not Rated
      "Coolness Factor"
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      Build Quality
    • Not Rated
      Ease of Use
    • Not Rated
      Sound Quality
    • Not Rated
      Value

    Installed this in my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and everything with this radio works great and what I was expecting with the exception of the Mirrorlink. I have been unable to get it to work with my Samsung Galaxy SIII. I called Crutchfields technical support and we were unable to come up with a solution. Thankfully they sent me a new head unit to install and see if I just happened to have a faulty unit. I will install this unit over the weekend and hope that was the case. If it does work I would give 5 stars. Crutchfield has been extremely helpful throughout the entire process from deciding on purchasing this unit until now. Don't bother calling JVC's technical support as they are clueless...

    Pros: Look, IPOD integration, sound

    Cons: Mirrorlink not working

    Jvc kw-nsx1

    Written by: Mark from San Diego, ca on August 28, 2013

    2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    It's an ok unit for the price. Could not get cell phone function to work. Display is boring. Same static image is always displayed. I will probably try tinkering with mirror link once more and then pull the junk out if unsuccessful. Overall...not excited about the unit. It is pretty basic. Probably would not buy if I had been able to test first.

    Pros: DVD player...camera...blue tooth

    Cons: Blue tooth speaker sucks...cell phone functionality with mirror link is terrible...no screen saver or album images displayed.

    Good Deal

    Written by: Bill from Auburndale, Florida on August 28, 2013

    2011 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Got this from Crutchfield. Did a lot of rearch with Bluetooth you won't find better deal. Installed in my 2011 Jetta with free install kit looks like factory installed.

    Pros: Color match illumination to match interior lighting

    Cons: Preset EQ settings not great.

    unhappy

    Written by: Brett from 43326 on August 28, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Feel cheated as the mirror link feature was the main reason for choosing this product. Mirror link does not function and as far as the other reviews, it appears to never have worked. False advertising!

    Pros: Easy to use.

    Cons: Mirror link crashes my phone.

    not to bad of an install

    Written by: Anonymous from wheat ridge, co on August 24, 2013

    2008 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    For a first time install, it was a good teacher. I learned things along the way and the mastersheets helped a lot though I wish it would've helped a little more with the smartphone adapter. Other than that the stereo is good. It filters out the highs and lows so if you want the bass getting a sub with this stereo is recommended.

    Pros: Its a good beginner screen stereo, easy to use, features of most top stereos

    Cons: Smartphone adapter

    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: Tacho from Fort Worth Tx on August 19, 2013

    2010 Chevrolet Malibu
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    The installation was kind of tough but once the radio was already up and running was very easy to use plus the DVD was very clean. This radio took my component speakers to a whole new level, unlike the factory radio.

    Pros: Easy to use and to set up.

    Cons: Doesn't really produce enough bass for ma taste.

    mirror link not working

    Written by: stew from kanasa city mo. on August 19, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Mirror link not working on Samsung galaxy 3 from virgin mobile. Crutchfield said it was the unit sent new unit and same problem . Samsung puts me on hold and hangs up! JVC says its the carrier virgin mobile. Called virgin they sent a new phone still wont work. I give up. enjoy the Bluetooth and dvd.

    Pros: nice for the price.

    Cons: mirror link not working with galaxy 3 and drive link app.

    solid receiver

    Written by: Greg from Newton, MA on August 17, 2013

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

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

    Good dvd receiver for the money. With some work I was able to get my galaxy s4 to link using mirror link but it is still far from a perfect link.

    Pros: price, quality, sound, bluetooth, works well with Apple products, mirrorlink is a great idea that just needs more fine tuning,

    Cons: Mirrorlink is not the greatest link, usb input doesn't read all files or devices

    Ok

    Written by: JJ from Scranton PA on August 14, 2013

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Italia Ok

    Pros: Big screen

    Cons: Kind of difficult to use it

    Nice upgrade

    Written by: Scott T from Connecticut on August 14, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Got tired of the old factory unit that did not allow ipod, usb, audio input so pulled the trigger on a new unit. The JVC unit was easy to install with the supplied harness and adapters. Info on taking the dash apart was a little vague but I figured it out. Took about a day. Unit has worked well. Connects to iphone via AV inputs, also supports other smartphones via optional box. I installed it as well since I am due for an upgrade and may go to Android. System can handle both. I enjoy the Pandora connectivity and ability to play music/audio books from phone on car system. Bluetooth speakerphone works well.

    Pros: Pandora audio adjustable customizable screen colors, button colors, background

    Cons: once in a while unit does not seem to recognize iphone and then just power cycle and it works wish it would work with more standard apps like maps without having to buy specialized apps for big bucks...

    NICE! System

    Written by: Harmon from Topeka, Ks on August 13, 2013

    2006 Lincoln Mark LT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Very Nice! Stereo. Sounds great after replacing my factory speakers. Fit is flawless in my 06 Lincoln Mark Lt. It does everything I needed and more.

    Pros: Looks & performance

    Cons: None I've found after 3 weeks of usage.

    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: Joshm from Livermore, CA on August 12, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Awesome headunit, great sound and nice screen. Make sure to choose the AV option not the ipod option unless you buy the JVC ipod cable separately. took me about 4 hours to install but that was because I was overthinking everything. if I did it again I could have it in in 45 mins or so. everything is very straightforward just follow the directions and it will be a breeze.

    Pros: Quality vs Price, Nice sound, Awesome looks

    Cons: Still not sure about mirrorlink because I didn't buy the cable for ipod sold separately which should be included but no big deal.

    Good for android users

    Written by: Anonymous from Nm on August 11, 2013

    2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is a very good product if you are looking to upgrade your factory system. The mirror link is a cool concept but do some research if you have an iPhone 5. Overall very good.

    Pros: Clear and crisp Bluetooth

    Cons: Hands free mode while using the phone very unclear and staticky.

    Great product

    Written by: Spiro from Mn on August 10, 2013

    2005 Volkswagen Passat
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • Not Rated
      "Coolness Factor"
    • Not Rated
      Build Quality
    • Not Rated
      Ease of Use
    • Not Rated
      Sound Quality
    • Not Rated
      Value

    It works great, makes my Orem speakers come alive, iPhone connection works great

    Pros: Great sound lots of features,iPhone integration

    Cons: Phone calls sometime sound like your in a tunnel

    jvc

    Written by: jacob from emporia ks on August 10, 2013

    2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great deck for a great price, all the functions and features you want and need

    Pros:

    Cons:

    not bad

    Written by: j klingensmith from Nottingham NH on August 9, 2013

    2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    huge improvement over the factory radio in my 2004 F250. Installation was fairly simple and so is the use. The search feature when using an ipod is a little slow and clumsy. Wish I had been told that the mirror link was not needed with an Ipod.

    Pros: big sound improvement over the stock unit.

    Cons: The search feature for music is slow.

    KW-NSX1: bang for the buck, but could be more refined

    Written by: T.rav from Boston, MA on August 9, 2013

    2007 Subaru Forester
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Installation was not a walk in the park, but it wasn't the worst thing in the world either. The Crutchfield tech support line was very helpful!

    Pros: great pricepoint; works with my Galaxy S3 and my iPhone 4s; great sound quality; I have only used the bluetooth for a couple of calls, but they were both pretty strong

    Cons: screen is difficult to see (a) in navigation mode and (b) with polarized sunglasses on; when using navigation the GS3 battery drains faster than it charges (this is a big negative!);

    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: Anonymous from NEWPORT news on August 8, 2013

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

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

    An awesome stereo and the mirror link system works great on my Samsung Galaxy SIII

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Great Stereo

    Written by: Mike P from Burlington, WA on August 7, 2013

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

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

    Great stereo at a very attractive price. JVC has always been a good product so I decided to go with the NSX-1.

    Pros: Great looks, fits well in my Ford Escape.

    Cons: Long install process. Still trying to get Mirrorlink up and running.

    Good unit for the price.

    Written by: Anonymous from Springfield, MA on August 6, 2013

    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Bought this for my 2012 jeep grand cherokee. Unit came in fast and packaged extremely well. Installation took about four hours because of having to grind down the inner dash a little with a dremel tool (highly recommend getting this tool for the install if you have a modded fit). Had a few questions connecting the unit harness to the optional steering wheel control adapter but calling the crutchfield tech guys helped me over that hurdle.

    After the install the unit sounded great but I do have a few issues with it.

    Using the optional iPhone adapter kit for the applink is very buggy. Applink doesn't seem to support some of the VERY LIMITED apps it claims it does. The GPS programs that transfer to the unit have horrible resolution and limited to no controls. Most if not all gps functions need to be controlled via phone.

    The blue tooth is buggy and sometimes doesn't pick up calls or when you decline calls, it will continue to ring forever until the unit is manually turned off (even if the phone itself declined the call).

    Overall I would have gone for something more high end.

    Pros: Great sound, easy install (mostly because of the gurus at crutchfield), looks good, pandora works fine, great equalizer options.

    Cons: Buggy applink, buggy Bluetooth, very boring interface, limited app support, microphone is just

    I like it

    Written by: RypTwins from Lynchburg, VA on August 5, 2013

    2005 Toyota Sienna
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I really enjoy my new Radio. I am no expert in sound but it is a big improvement from the stock radio.

    I have not used the 'MirrorLink'. I saw some many negative things about the app for my phone I have not bothered. I got the radio because it offered all the features I was looking for at a great price.

    Pros: Touch display, DVD play back, lots of options that I would like to use when I get a chance.

    Cons: MirrorLink. Just hoping the app on my phone gets better reviews.

    JVC radio

    Written by: DJ from Sanford, NC on August 4, 2013

    2007 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Good item - nice look

    Pros: Camera option - able to turn on back up camera while doing anything - blue tooth works great.

    Cons: App mode or mirror link - don't buy for this reason.

    JVC KW-NSX1 Where do I begin???

    Written by: TeamG NorCal from Nor Cal Bay Area on August 1, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    First off I would like to thank Crutchfield for all of their help. JVC:The unit itself as a whole is pretty cool. Installation was a pain in the butt. I rate my skill set as an intermediate, and I still had a difficult time with both physical/electronic installation. JVC's instructions were not very clear and their call center wasn't very nice or very much help. Almost every operator I encountered sounded either irritated or was condescending to me when I asked questions about their product.I thought the MirrorLink feature was the best thing EVER! have a Samsung Galaxy3s and you have to download the MirrorLink App from Samsung in order for the JVC unit to work. Samsung really needs to allow for more integration with the MirrorLink app. There must be some kind of disconnect between the two companies because once all app's, updates, bug fixes, etc. are installed and uploaded to both products some of the features are inoperable or one works and the other don't.BOTH:Streaming music IF you could get it to work sounds good. Bluetooth feature sync's up pretty easy. BUT phone quality is at minimum.I-Pod integration is pretty cool. Works well with my unit.Display is nice Controls and buttons are pretty straight forward, But it is quite confusingwhen you want to operate multiple features. Be warned. It sounds good looks ok.. It's just the not what I expected. To be frank the MirrorLink feature Blows!!! As far as my recommendation.Get a different unit.

    Pros: Decent sound quality, east and quick Bluetooth sync and reasonable price.

    Cons: MirrorLink is Terrible! set up and instal can be a little bit difficult and confusing.

    Amazing

    Written by: Blake T from Texas on August 1, 2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Fit all my needs and took what I wanted above and beyond what I wanted!!! The picture quality is amazing and the video out is easy to use and set up! It has amazing bass out put in my subs and the 4 channel pre-outs have amazing quality! Bluetooth makes hands free calling and music streaming on Android and Apple easy as pie! Over all it's amazing!

    Pros: Bluetooth is crystal clear call wise and music streaming. CD and DVD is clear and amazing. Having the ability to have a rear views camera is great. Set up was fast and easy! The user customization on the equalizer is extensive! 4 channel pre-outs and a AV-in is awesome!

    Cons: The mic for the hands free calling is not that great I have people complain. To have app control for apple I need to buy a new cord. The mirror link is very selective on phone's, WILL NOT WORK ON NOTE 2 OR S4, but it's a new program and has not had the time to write for the newer phones.

    Very pleased with purchase

    Written by: mike s from Opelika, AL on August 1, 2013

    2004 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    This is an excellent unit for people that refuseto give up their droid. My unit came with the latest firmware so no need to update. It is important to find the full mirror link software if you want to use apps. I use torque while listening to USB input.

    Pros: Value to feature ratio is off the chart.

    Cons: Long install prep, even with the fresh harness supplied by Cruthfeild, you have to remember to splice in the secondary box for the mirrorlink.

    Awesome system

    Written by: Dave from Carol Stream, IL on July 30, 2013

    2004 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Amazing

    Pros: Easy to use

    Cons: Needs more apps

    Good Buy

    Written by: tim from VT on July 28, 2013

    2008 Chevrolet Silverado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great head unit, made stock speakers sound much better than with the factory. Ipod takes about 30 seconds to connect upon startup but has pretty good response speed after that.

    Pros: Easy to use, great sound improvement over stock HU

    Cons: Slow to load ipod on startup

    Great unit!

    Written by: Anonymous from California on July 27, 2013

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

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

    I bought this unit because I have the similar (different model number) one in my Toyota truck. The unit has performed as expected. I bought the iPod cable and the operation is flawless. I am able to use pandora, jvc nav app, iPod and Netflix. I had a standard JVC unit in the are already. The wire assembly was the same. I literally plugged it in and I was up in running in less than an hour.

    Bluetooth could be better. The sound quality for the person on the other side on the line is not that clear. But it works for its purpose.

    Pros: iPhone compatibility. Sound and display.

    Cons: Bluetooth

    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: dan from 24244 on July 26, 2013

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

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

    Overall, the JVC KW-NSX1 is a great unit considering the price. The display looks very sharp and sound quality is also good. I also like the fact that the display is fully customizable. There are lots of cool features that I'm sure will take some time to master but the unit's controls are intuitive enough that you won't have to read the owner's manual in it's entirety just to begin enjoying it.

    Pros: Sound quality, fully customizable display, smartphone control, screen resolution.

    Cons: Display can be a little hard to see at certain angles during daytime.

    Great for the price

    Written by: Todd from Pittsburgh, PA on July 23, 2013

    2012 Chevrolet Traverse
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    For the price, it's great. The BT isn't the best. You have to almost scream in order for the person on the other end to hear you. The DVD works great. Bought a $15 backup camera to go with this and that works great too. This unit made my factory speakers sound so much better, but I do see new speakers in my future:).

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    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: Christina from Madison, WI on July 23, 2013

    2010 Toyota Corolla
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    For my first time installing a new head unit, or even seeing what a car stereo looks like, I'd say that this was a fairly easy process - just a bit time consuming. Granted, I was blessed with my dad's engineering gene and his tools in his shop. You do have to combine wires together but if you're able to read/follow directions then this becomes a piece of cake. I also put the smartphone adapter box in my glove box because i didn't have enough space behind the stereo - or at least I didn't think I did. The system itself is pretty easy to follow/use when turning it on and playing around with it (read the manual). Currently my phone is not compatible with the "mirror link" technology but I'm hoping that it will work, when I upgrade to the S3, after reading all of the bad reviews about the program. So far, I've only had this stereo installed for 3 days but I love it. It's a nice upgrade from my factory unit and it has all the features I was looking for.

    Pros: Sound, Features, Price

    Cons: Hands free Microphone is very poor quality - sound is distorted and sounds "very far away", long install but wasn't horrible, Mirror link not being able to connect to any smart phone, Smart phone adapter box is fairly large

    The good and the bad

    Written by: Greg V from So Cal on July 18, 2013

    2003 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    So this is replacing the Bose system in my Nissan. I was worried that I would lose the great sound. With the adapters the sounds is easily as good. The bluetooth AUDIO is awesome. The bluetooth CELL is horrible. The mic is horrible. Even with the echo cancellation on it's unusable.

    DRIVELINK: Do NOT download the Mirrorlink app from the store. Download the free app from Samsung. Save yourself $5. The BUMMER is it only charges @ 500ma, which is only 1/2 the wall or car charger. If you have navigation on and you are playing music the phone charge will go down. It will NOT improve. If you turn the screen off to conserve power, the navigation will halt.

    USB: Interesting, is if you have a folder with only files you are OK. If you have a folder with other folders, it doesn't see them. My wife's 2013 Sonata will recognize and let you drill down folders, but not this one. Kinda of dumb since Windows nestles them that way when you rip them.

    Audio controls are good, and I think the interface is pretty intuitive. PLay with it a little after reading the manual and you got it covered.

    OVERALL: I bought it for the MirrorLink, so I could put navigation on the screen, but now I stream audio from the phone, keep navi on the phone screen, and if I need it, I'll turn on the voice audio so it interrupts the music. Still kinda bummed about the USB folder thing. I would love to have a 32GB stick plugged in. Just might have to suck it up and change the folder structure to appease the stereo.

    Pros: SOund is good, works good, price is nice.

    Cons: Cell phone MIC is horrible. USB folders thing is weird, there are a lot of wires and the smart phone box to install. Takes up some space!

    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: Anonymous from Virginia Beach, VA on July 15, 2013

    2012 Ford E Series
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Ordered this one day, received the next day via free shipping...awesome. Although a tough, long install...it has everything we were looking for. Takes some getting used to. Would buy it again if i had to.

    Pros: Features, price

    Cons: Long install

    JVC KW-NSX1 with Mirror Link

    Written by: CDC from Alabaster, AL on July 8, 2013

    2007 Toyota Matrix
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great head unit for a great price. Once the correct DriveLink (full mirroring) app is installed, MirrorLink works wonderfully. Very pleased.

    Pros: Great price. Easy install. MirrorLink works great with Samsung Galaxy S4 when correct DriveLink app installed.

    Cons: Mirror Link didn't work at first. Took quite a bit of internet searching to find DriveLink app with full mirroring. Wish DVD receiver read Blu-Ray disks as well.

    Works great

    Written by: David D from Fort Worth, TX on July 5, 2013

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

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

    Got it working with my Note 2, the app is a little flaky but can't put that completely on the head unit. Works great with iphone\ipod and the DVD movies look fine. Overall I'm very happy with the product.

    Pros: EQ Touch screen is good, but not great Appearance Easy installation thanks to Crutchfield install kit Ability to use Samsung Drivelink and ipod\iphones

    Cons: Samsung Drivelink can be flaky but I believe that is mostly app related

    Excellent product

    Written by: Keith M from Smithfield RI on July 3, 2013

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    I am completely satisfied with the stereo. Install in a Dodge Ram is not for the faint of heart, but well worth it

    Pros: equalizer gives a lot of flexibility to adjust sound. Touch screen is good. Bluetooth connectivity works well.

    Cons: none

    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: Anonymous from Concord, CA on June 30, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great system for the price

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    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: Sebec from Texas on June 18, 2013

    2002 Mazda Miata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    1. To date, when switching from "MirrorLink" to "Tuner" the power antenna will not rise. Will rise only when turning on the KW-NSX1. 2. For a novice like me this was difficult to install. 3. The "DriveLink" software (that you are required to install on your Android phone) is a huge problem. JVC has, so far, been unable to help me with getting the program to work as advertised. Though they have been great at answering the phone. Several of the screens in DriveLink are not referenced or pictured in the Instruction manual. 4. Still have not gotten the MirrorLink to function as advertised. The only program that it "Mirrors" is the "DriveLink" program. I have been unable, so far, to show streaming audio websites, such as TunedIn Radio on my KW-NSX1. JVC has told me it cannot be done, but I see it being done on YouTube. 5. You probably will need to significantly adjust the equalization. For me bass was utterly lacking, and I am not a fan of lots of bass. 6. Apparently this model has gone end of life. Wish Crutchfield had told me.

    Pros: Looks great

    Cons: The software. Both the software in the KW-NSX1 and the program that you are required to download on your phone.

    nice head unit

    Written by: tomcobob from Snellville, GA on June 15, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great radio well laid out and easy-to-use. Quick install with so-so instructions. I think this unit is better in a lot of ways than my more expensive Sony with Mirror Link.

    Pros: Easy-to-use

    Cons: A bit better instruction diagram would be nice

    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: David from Hellertown, PA on June 6, 2013

    2000 Toyota 4Runner
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Overall nice product can only complain that there are limited apps for its use especially for the iPhone. If you have an iPhone I definitely recommend this over a more expensive built-in GPS model.

    Pros: Nice user interface. Easy installation. Significant improvement of sound quality over stock unit. Excellent Crutchfield customer service.

    Cons: Hands-free microphone for phone calls is inferior. Proprietorial navigation is not up to expectations for the price since it is the only navigation that is available. If there was other competition I'm sure the App product would evolve.

    great but does not work with all android phones

    Written by: jam from charlotte on May 23, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

    Great unit for the money

    Pros: Great quality

    Cons: Do not work with my Motorola rzor Maxx hd.

    JVC NSX1 great head unit

    Written by: happy customer from ca on May 17, 2013

    2006 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Not Rated
      Sound Quality
    • Value

    this is a great head unit. it works very well, the only thing that i wish was better was the ipod lags when scrolling through music and there are some buttons on the screen that aren't self explanatory and are hard to find in the instructions. im still unsure of how well the bluetooth works as some people I've talked to have said it echoes pretty bad and can be hard to understand me, even with the echo and noise reduction turned on. but i can understand them just fine. i cannot report on the sound quality as all of my speakers are running off of amps. other than that so far it seems to be a great head unit, especially for the money. i feel its one of the best deals out there currently for this level of a unit! would absolutely be a 5 star rating if the ipod didn't lag as much.

    Pros: easy to use, nice screen thats even detachable. Has many many options that even more expensive head units dont have.

    Cons: ipod lags more than i had hoped for.

    JVC KW-NSX1

    Written by: JOtter from Patriot, IN on May 9, 2013

    2008 Nissan Pathfinder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
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    When first hooking it up and using mirror link had trouble with audio using my Rooted Galaxy S3 running custom ROM checked head unit and was up to date. So flashed stock ROM and works great now.

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    ok deck

    Written by: dk from kalamazoo on May 6, 2013

    2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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