Have JVC, will travel
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.
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.