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Our take on the JVC KW-NSX600

by Ken Nail
JVC

DVD receivers: They're not just for movies

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

MirrorLink for a new level of integration with select smartphones

JVC's KW-NSX600 DVD receiver works with the MirrorLink system to provide control over an ever-growing list of smartphones, including the popular Samsung Galaxy S III and Nokia Symbian models. With MirrorLink, you'll enjoy control over your music, phone contacts, and select apps through this JVC's bright, 6.1" touchscreen display, with easy-to-read graphics that allow you to make your menu choices with a quick glance.

What will I need for MirrorLink?

You'll need a compatible receiver like the KW-NSX600, 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.

Versatile iPhone® app control

You've got some pretty cool options for using an iPhone with the KW-NSX600, once you're connected with JVC's KS-U30 cable. You can view and control a wide variety of apps on the receiver's screen. Here's some of what you can tap into:

  • Basic control of audio apps like Tunein Radio
  • Sound tuning with JVC's SonicMax Pro app
  • Web Reader text-to-speech app for social media and web pages
  • Traffic info from Inrix, Cobra iRadar, and other driving apps
  • Powerful navigation with Sygic or the MotionX-GPS Drive app (subscription required) — you'll be able to see maps and live traffic reports on the receiver's screen.

You'll still need to use your iPhone with some apps, so consider adding an iPhone mount, for easy use.

JVC KW-NSX600

The JVC KW-NSX600's 6.1" display makes control easy.

And the rest of your media?

The KW-NSX600 also offers DVD, CD, and USB playback, including support for MP3, 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.

Once you plug your iPod or iPhone into the USB input, you can tap your way through all your tunes and playlists 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.

JVC also 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. If you own an Android™ device, you can use your Bluetooth® link to listen to Pandora.

Bluetooth safety and convenience

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.

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.

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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 display
    • MirrorLink technology for app integration with select smartphones
    • App Link mode for control of music, navigation, and other apps with iPhone
    • Bluetooth adapter included for hands-free calling and music streaming
    • Pandora control with iPhone and Android
    • 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
    • 3-band parametric EQ
    • high- and low-pass filters
    Expandability:
    • iPod control: JVC KS-U30 cable required for full access to audio/video content
    • inputs: front aux input, rear USB input, rear MHL digital A/V input, rear A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 5-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, mono sub)
    Other information:

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    20 watts
    Peak Output
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    50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth
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    20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs
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    5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs
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    Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs
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    No
    Preamp Voltage
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    4 volts
    Display Color
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    Key Button Color
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    Variable
    EQ Bands
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    3
    Wireless Remote
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    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Adapter required
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    3.5mm AV (front)
    USB Input
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    Rear
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Included
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    No
    HD Radio
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    No
    Navigation
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    Optional
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic
    Nano
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    7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch
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    Mini
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    iPhone
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    5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
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    9.3 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    Product Research
    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • Double-DIN DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.1" touchscreen monitor (10-amp fuse inserted in chasis)
    • Sleeve (installed) Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • 6.5' Parking brake wire (light green)
    • KS-UBT1 USB Bluetooth adapter
    • Microphone with integrated bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • 58" micro-USB cable
    • 4 Pan head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 8 Flat head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • Rubber boot
    • Rear-support stud (with flat-washer/lock-nut attached)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Velcro
    • Instruction Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • US warranty information
    • Canadian warranty information
    • "Caution" note (taped to wiring harness)
    • iPhone/iPod Users note
    • Bluetooth Function note
    • USB Bluetooth Adapter instructions

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Touchscreen Display
    Smartphone Integration
    iPod/iPhone Connectivity
    AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" TFT LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The KW-NSX600 features a 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touchscreen monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. The LCD serves as a video monitor, system information display, and touchscreen control panel.

    Gesture Volume Control: Gesture Control lets you operate certain functions of the KW-NSX600 by making specific gesture commands on the unit's touchscreen. You can adjust the volume of the multimedia receiver by making a circular motion with your finger on the unit's touchscreen.

    Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the head unit's touchscreen monitor, the KW-NSX600 features hard-key controls along the left edge of the screen. The unit includes a 3-way rotary dial for Volume (up/down) control and push-button controls for Power/Source/Phone functions.

    Variable Color Illumination: You can change the color of background, text, touchscreen buttons, and hard-key buttons. The color of the background, text, and buttons can be changed independently from one another.

    • Background: The unit's background color can be changed to one of eight preset colors - blue, light blue, red, green, yellow, orange, violet, or white. You can also create a custom color using a combination (0-31) of red, green, and blue.
    • Text: The unit's onscreen text can be changed to one of seven preset colors - blue, red, green, yellow, orange, violet, or white. You can also create a custom color using a combination (0-31) of red, green, and blue.
    • Buttons: The unit's touchscreen and hard-key button color can be changed to one of eight preset colors - blue, light blue, red, green, yellow, orange, violet, or white. You can also choose to have the unit constantly scroll through all eight preset color. In addition, you can create a custom color using a combination (0-31) of red, green, and blue.
    Note: You can save separate color settings for Daytime and Nighttime driving.

    Display Settings: The JVC KW-NSX600 offers the following display settings.

    • Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the brightness and black level of the unit's onscreen display. You can also adjust the contrast, color, tint, and detail level during video playback. The adjustment level for each setting is -15 to +15.
    • Selectable Aspect Modes: You can choose from four aspect modes for the in-dash display; Regular (For 4:3 source material, 4:3 and 16:9 pictures display with black bars on either side), Full (Expands 4:3 pictures horizontally to fill the entire width of the screen, distorting the picture slightly but retaining full image height), Panorama (For viewing 4:3 pictures naturally on the unit's wide-screen display), or Auto (The correct aspect mode is automatically chosen based on the incoming signal).
    • Custom Background Image: While playing a video or JPEG file, you can capture an image and use the captured image as your background. When using a JPEG file as the background, make sure that the resolution is 800 x 600 pixels. The color of the captured image may look different from that of the actual scene. You cannot capture copyrighted content and images from the iPod/iPhone.

    Adjustable Dimmer: When the illumination lead (orange/white) is connected and the dimmer set to Auto, the display will dim automatically when you turn on your vehicle's lights. The dimmer can also be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), On (display is always dimmed), or Dimmer Time Set (you program the time for the dimmer to turn off an on). The unit also features 3 dimmer levels to choose from - Bright, Middle, or Dark.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (attached to rear-chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view video unless your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you attempt to view video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply display "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source information, metadata, and album artwork.

    Multi-Language Menu: There are ten options for the menu language; English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, and Russian.

    2-DIN Chassis: The JVC KW-NSX600 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as Double DIN), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Smartphone Integration

    MirrorLink (for Android/Nokia): MirrorLink technology offers seamless connectivity between your compatible smartphone and the JVC KW-NSX600 receiver through its rear-panel micro-USB connection. Compatible phones include the Samsung Galaxy s III (w/ Android iOS) and select Nokia Symbian mobile phones. MirrorLink offers applications that have been optimized for in-car use on your smartphone from the head unit's touchscreen controls for a safer driving experience. The following apps (Drive Link and Car Mode) must be downloaded to your compatible smartphone before using MirrorLink.

    • Drive Link for Samsung Galaxy S III (Android): To use MirrorLink with your Samsung Galaxy S III, the free "Drive Link" application must be downloaded from Samsung Apps and installed on your compatible Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. Once downloaded, individual apps are grouped into three categories (Music, Location, Phone) for easy access. Selecting a category lets you quickly access specific apps for music playback, car navigation and maps, as well as hands-free telephone communication.
      • Music: You can listen to every music file stored in the smartphone. You can search for your music files by Favorites, Playlists, Artists, Albums, or All Songs.
      • Location: You can navigate via Google Maps. You are able to speak and type destinations. The app provides you with an on-screen map screen and audible directions. 
      • Phone: The app retrieves all contact information stored in the smartphone. You can make and answer phone calls from the head unit's touchscreen, just as you would normally do on your smartphone. The head unit will even read aloud text messages and let you reply.
    • Nokia Car Mode w/ MirrorLink: To use MirrorLink with your Nokia smartphone, the "Nokia Car Mode with Mirrorlink" application ($29.99) must be downloaded from the Nokia Store and installed on your compatible Nokia smartphone.  Once downloaded, individual apps are grouped into three categories (Call, Drive, Music) for easy access. Selecting a category lets you quickly access specific apps for music playback, car navigation and maps, as well as hands-free telephone communication.
    Note: Compatible Samsung and Nokia phone models, their launch timing, as well as Car Mode compatibility will differ by country or origin. Click here for MirrorLink compatible smartphone models from Samsung and Nokia.

    MHL Compatible: The JVC KW-NSX600's rear-panel micro-USB port is also MHL compatible. This means you can simply connect your MHL-compatible Android smartphone to the JVC receiver without the need for a proprietary app. The JVC head unit's touchscreen will display the same screen which is displayed on your smartphone. You can listen to stored music and music apps, as well a view store video and video apps. You cannot perform operation of the smartphone from the head unit's touchscreen; you will still need to use your smartphone for operation. Your vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to watch video. 

    Note: The Samsung Galaxy S3/4 requires an additional 3rd party MHL microUSB 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately; not available at Crutchfield).

    Drive Change Mode (for BlackBerry): The JVC KW-NSX600's rear-panel USB (type-A) port supports playback from BlackBerry smartphones (via USB mass storage mode). JVC's Drive Change Mode lets you connect your BlackBerry smartphone (that uses an external memory card) directly to the head unit, via USB. Drive Change Mode will let you switch between your BlackBerry smartphone's internal and external memory (such as microSD Card), so you can listen to music stored on either memory. You'll continue to be able control basic playback functions; such as folder/file search, play/pause, and skip next/previous; regardless of memory type.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The JVC KW-NSX600 supports audio/video playback from select Apple iPods and iPhones.

    • Audio/Video Playback: The optional JVC KS-U30 USB A/V Cable For iPod/iPhone (105KSU30, sold separately) allows you to playback and control audio/video from your iPod or iPhone on this JVC multimedia head unit. You can access audio/video content stored on your iPod/iPhone device or apps streamed to your Apple device. The cable features a proprietary Apple iPod 30-pin dock connector on one end and a male composite video/stereo audio RCA connectors on other end, along with a USB type-A connector. The cable plugs into the unit's rear-panel AV input and USB port. The unit's USB port handles the control, metadata display, and charging of your iPod/iPhone. The composite video/stereo RCA inputs handle audio and video transfer from your iPod/iPhone to the JVC receiver. By using the AV input, the music travels to the receiver as an analog signal, so you can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files you've stored on your iPod/iPhone. The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "iPod" in order to playback audio/video from your connected iPod/iPhone. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
    • Audio Only Playback: If you only want to playback audio from your iPod or iPhone, you can simply connect it to the KW-NSX600's USB port using the USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. This 1-wire USB connection bypasses the iPod/iPhone's DAC and sound quality is maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 95dB. The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "AV-IN" in order to use the 1-wire USB connection. You will not be able to play Digital-Rights-Protected files. This 1-wire connection only supports audio stored on your iPod/iPhone device and Pandora (no other apps or video content).
    Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5/5C/5S; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. Or, use the JVC KSU-30 iPod cable (105KSU30, sold separately), plus the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately) to access App Mode. These Apple devices only support audio playback (no video output).

    iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control your connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit and from the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen.

    • Head Unit: From the head unit's touchscreen you can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, and Audiobook. You can search video by Playlist, Movies, Music Videos, TV Shows, and Video Podcasts. Once a Playlist or Category is selected, the content is listed in alphabetical order. The KW-NSX600 also supports Repeat (file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone.
    • iPod: The iPod control mode allows you to control stored audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your passenger seat. Basic iPod navigation controls remain functional on the KW-NSX600's touchscreen, but the advanced Playlist and Category search modes cannot be accessed from the head unit.
    • iPod Out: The iPod out mode displays the stored music playback menu of your iPod/iPhone on the JVC head unit's LCD touchscreen. You can control playback of your iPod's stored music by navigating the mirrored on-screen menu. The iPod out mode requires the JVC KSU-30 cable (sold separately) and that your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. The iPod out mode does not function for videos or apps.

    App Control: The JVC KW-NSX600 in-dash multimedia head unit offers two distinct App Control modes when connected to your Apple iPhone via the JVC KSU-30 iPod cable (not compatible with the USB connector cable that comes with your iPhone device).

    • App Mode: App mode for your iPhone requires the JVC KSU-30 iPod cable (105KSU30, sold separately). You will also need the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately) for the iPhone 5/5C/5S. App mode lets you listen to your favorite music apps, such as iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Last.fm, Rhapsody, & Slacker streamed to your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the JVC head unit and your vehicle's speakers. You can even watch video on the JVC DVD receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+). The iPod mode's video functions can only be accessed when the vehicle's parking brake is fully engaged. Not all apps will be compatible and only limited (basic), if any, control will be available. Available controls may include (Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next). Access to your iPhone's downloaded application will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
    • App Link Mode: App Link mode lets you experience large detailed displays of useful driving and audio apps from your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.3 or later) on the JVC KW-NSX600, using the JVC KS-U30 cable (105KSU30, sold separately). App Link mode is not compatible with the iPhone 5/5C/5S. Available apps included (as of 9/19/2013).
    App Categories App Link Apps Description
    Navigation MotionX-GPS Drive The Motion X GPS Drive App is available from iTunes for your iPhone for only $0.99. There is a $2.99 per month subscription fee, or $19.99 per year is required for the Voice Guidance feature. MotionX-GPS Drive turns your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0 or later) and the JVC KW-NSX600 into a personal navigation device for your vehicle. Providing full navigation features and song playback control from your iPhone 4/4S, MotionX-GPS Drive also displays its map data on the connected JVC multimedia receiver's widescreen monitor. Your iPhone 4/4S displays a choice of MotionX-GPS Driver's feature/menu screens as a secondary display (for passenger), while continuing to show the map on the JVC receiver. It even works simultaneously with iPhone 4/4S song playback by muting or pausing music, then restoring your volume during voice guidance through your car speakers. The MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation application covers the United States & Canada.
    INRIX Traffic INRIX is a leading provider of highly accurate traffic services. INRIX's strategic partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network extends the delivery of the highest quality data and broadest coverage available for personal navigation. The INRIX Traffic app for iPhone provides real-time traffic information and traffic forecasts for all major highways, interstates, arterials and city streets nationwide. Traffic information will be displayed on the JVC KW-NSX600, while control is still handled from the iPhone. INRIX Traffic offers the following benefits - (1) Avoid delays with real-time traffic info from the world's largest traffic network (2) View traffic incidents on your route such as accidents, police, constructions, and other events (3) Know your best time to leave based on predicted traffic conditions (4)Compare your current traffic conditions from what is normal.
    Driver Assistance Local Scope Local Scope (free app) allows you to find places, people, and information around your current position using geo-tagged data from multiple local search engines, social networks, media sharing services, and other apps. Explore information, photos and videos aggregated from diverse services or get information about places.
    DashCommand Utilizing the built-in GPS & accelerometer sensors of the iPhone 4/4S, the DashCommand  app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving statistics. When connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data port (optional OBD-II interface sold separately from Palmer Performance Engineering), advanced data monitoring, logging and analysis are enabled. Users can create and display up to 27 virtual dashboards with many styles including digital gauges, analog gauges, indicator lights, and more, which can all be accessed on the head unit's touchscreen. Compatible with more than 13 OBD-II compliant interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool to read vehicle trouble codes.
    Cobra iRadar Cobra iRadar (free app) is the world's first and largest community-based radar/laser/camera detection system. Now you can share and receive alerts in real time from other iRadar users. With access to live radar/laser detection, user reports, automatic alert reporting, and Cobra's AURA speed and red light camera database, iRadar users are the smartest and most aware drivers on the road.
    DriveMate Rec DriveMate Rec ($1.99) is an iPhone app that records video while you drive and tracks the route driven. It includes three functions. (1) Automatically records video in incidents such as traffic accidents (2) Records scenery while driving (3)  Record tracks while driving, so you can compare track with other routes you have driven.
    DriveMate SafetyCam DriveMate SafetyCam ($.99) is an iPhone app designed to support safe and eco-friendly driving. Provides an approach warning to the car ahead, departure notification of the car ahead, and an overall driving safety evaluation.
    Web Reader (Text-to-Speech) Web Reader ($1.99) for iPhone uses Text to speech technology along with web page content recognition to read web pages out loud. Web Reader reads web pages and social media sites aloud through car speaker while driving with on-screen play & pause.
    Music Sonic MaxPro for JVC Sonic MaxPro for JVC (free app) is an HD quality music player with BBE's critically acclaimed HD audio technology-(Sonic Maximizer) and built-in presets.
    TuneIn Radio TuneIn lets you listen to the world's radio with music, sports, news, talk, and comedy streaming from every continent. Enjoy 70,000 live radio stations and 2 million podcasts, concerts or shows on your iPhone, iPad and iPod, all for free. The KW-NSX600 will display station identification, song/artist information. and album artwork. You will still need to use your iPhone to change stations.
    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded application will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Apps not available in all areas. Available apps subject to change without notice.

    iPod/iPhone Display: The KW-NSX600 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information of your stored music, regardless of control mode. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, Album label, and Album Art. Your iPod/iPhone's downloaded apps will not display on the unit's LCD monitor (except for Pandora and App Link apps).

    iPod/iPhone Charging: While connected and the ignition switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge your iPod/iPhone (not the iPad). If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The JVC KW-NSX600 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 9/19/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone iPod Out App  Mode App Link Pandora App Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y N N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y N N Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y
    4S 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y** N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y** N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y** N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    5th 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y** N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y* N Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    2 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    3 7.0 Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y N N
    4 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y** N Y Y Y Y N Y Y N
    mini 7.0 Y* N Y Y N Y** N Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    Note:
    • *Requires the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit.
    • **Requires the JVC KSU-30 iPod cable (105KSU30, sold separately) and the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (472LTN230P, sold separately).
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    AM/FM + Pandora Internet Radio

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KW-NSX600 features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations. You can store a total of 18 FM stations presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically. You can switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity. Local tuning lets you only tune in stations with sufficient signal strength. You can activate the monaural mode to improve FM reception, when a station is week (the stereo effect will be lost).

    Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.

    Pandora App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry): Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations. The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps, Google Play, or BlackBerry App World) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the JVC KW-NSX600 using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS5+) or Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will need an active Pandora music service account. The KW-NSX600 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.

    • Station/Genre List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also select from Pandora's Genre Stations.
    • Create New Station: New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing on Pandora.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android/Blackberry smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KW-NSX600 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth (2.1+EDR) allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: The JVC KW-NSX600 comes supplied with a USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) which must be installed into the head unit's hidden front-panel USB input (located behind flip-out cover), making the KW-NSX600 Bluetooth 2.1+EDR certified. The USB Bluetooth Adapter (KS-UBT1) must remain plugged into the hidden USB port. This USB port cannot be used to connect USB devices or iPod/iPhone.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KW-NSX600 without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the JVC head unit (only one paired phone can be used at a time).

    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JVC KW-NSX600. See JVC's Bluetooth compatibility chart for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The touchscreen controls of the KW-NSX600 can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (All or Front only). During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's touchscreen, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately in 5 seconds. The KW-NSX600 also supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this feature.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the KW-NSX600, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KW-NSX600. Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long. You can search the phone book in alphabetical order.
      • Call History: The Call History is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the included microphone.
    Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out using any option without engaging the parking brake.

    External Microphone: The JVC KW-NSX600 includes an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level and noise cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.505" (depth). This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel microphone.

    SMS: If your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone is compatible with SMS (Short Message Service), the JVC head unit will notify you when a message has been received. You must then use your phone to check the message. You cannot read, edit, or send a message through this unit.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The JVC KW-NSX600 also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KW-NSX600 will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The KW-NSX600 also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Siri Digital Assistant Control: When paired and connected with an iPhone 4S or 5/5C/5S via Bluetooth (not USB), the JVC KW-NSX600 has the ability to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone. Simply press the touchscreen "voice command" icon on the Bluetooth Phone screen to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the KW-NSX600 and its microphone. The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the JVC KW-NSX600; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S. The head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The JVC KW-NSX600 supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. The unit supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2 and DiVX video files recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3/WMA/WAV music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.

    USB Port: The JVC KW-NSX600 features a rear-panel USB type-A port (attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 38" cable) for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback of MP3, WMA, WAV audio files; as well as JPEG still-picture files stored on a compatible USB memory device. The KW-NSX600 also supports video playback of MPEG1/MPEG2 video files from a connected portable USB MSC device. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: This unit cannot recognize a USB device whose rating is other than 5V and exceeds 1A. You cannot connect a computer or portable HDD to the USB port of this unit.

    File Compatibility: The JVC KW-NSX600 supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 16-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 22.05-48kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
    Video MPEG-1: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    DivX: .divx, .div, or .avi (4.0Mbps)
    Photo JPEG: 32x32 to 8192x7680 pixels
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 250 folders/5,000 files (999 files per folder)
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, and WAV-tags

    Playback Screen: During DVD playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has 4 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing the top center of the screen activates the picture adjustments, while pressing the bottom center activates the playback controls.

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

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

    Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    Firmware Updates (via USB): The unit's operating system is updateable via free downloadable software from JVC's support site. Firmware downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices and emerging technologies. Firmware/software updates can be downloaded onto a USB thumbdrive from your computer and then inserted into the head unit's USB port and uploaded. The tested unit contained firmware version G31.01.00 (0001).

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KW-NSX600 utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The KW-NSX600 is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the KW-NSX600 are compliant with the CEA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). These standards were developed as a way to equitably compare power specs from model to model and between manufacturers. The power output specs for the KW-NSX600 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total watts)

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KW-NSX600 with factory speakers (or those rated to less than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to low, the volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 30 (maximum). When using speakers rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to high, and the volume control will range from 0 to 50. The internal amp can also be turned off when all the speakers are powered by outboard amplifiers.

    5ch/4V Preamp Outputs (w/ Sub Level Control): The KW-NSX600 is equipped with 5ch/4.0V preamp outputs (Front, Rear, Subwoofer). The front and rear preamp outputs allow fader control, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. You can adjust the KW-NSX600's subwoofer level (-50 to +10) independently from the head unit's main volume control for added bass volume.

    Built-in Crossovers: The JVC KW-NSX600 features a built-in high-pass filter for the unit's front & rear speakers, and a low-pass filter for the unit's subwoofer output.

    • High-Pass Filter: You can activate a variable high-pass filter (40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220 Hz or Through) for the unit's front & rear channels (speaker- or preamp-level), so low frequency signals are cut off from your system's front & rear speakers. The front & rear channel's high-pass filters can be set independently of one another.
    • Low-Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer preamp output features a low-pass filter. In order to prevent high-frequencies from being sent to your system's subwoofers, you can set the cutoff frequency of the low-pass filter to 50, 60, 80, 100, 120 Hz or Through.

    Speaker Select: You can select which type & size of speaker you have connected to the head unit. Choose from Standard (OEM/Factory), Narrow (4"/5"), Middle (6"/5x7"/6x8"), Wide (6x9").

    Pro EQ: The KW-NSX600 is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The integrated equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal Boost, Bass Boost, Vibrant, and User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band parametric EQ (Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).

    Tone
    Frequency Level Q
    Bass 60, 80, 100, 150 Hz +/- 10 dB (-5 to +5) 1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0
    Midrange 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 kHz +/- 10 dB (-5 to +5) 1.0, 2.0
    Treble 10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5 kHz +/- 10 dB (-5 to +5) Fixed
    Note: The audio adjustments are memorized for each individual source until you adjust the sound again.

    Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. You can set the Loudness to On or Off.

    Dynamic Range Compression: This function reduces a Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range so you can hear quieter dialog without being overwhelmed by loud sections. You can choose a setting of On (reduced dynamic range), Dialogue (clearer movie dialogue), or Off (full dynamic range).

    Volume Adjust: 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 -15 to +6.

    Key-Touch Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    AV Connections

    Dual A/V Inputs: The JVC KW-NSX600 DVD receiver is fitted with two audio/video inputs. The unit features a front-panel 3.5mm audio/video input for connecting a temporary external A/V source, such as a game console. The head unit also features a composite video/stereo audio RCA input on the rear-panel for connecting a permanent external A/V source, such as a Blu-ray player or mobile ATSC tuner. The rear-panel audio/video input can be set to one of the following modes.

    • AV IN: Choose when connecting an A/V component like a game system.
    • iPod Video: Select when connecting your iPod using the optional USB/Video cable (105KSU30, sold separately).

    Video Output: The rear-panel Video Output consists of a  composite video jack that allows you to connect an optional external monitor. You can watch the same audio/video source that is being played back on the JVC head unit on your connected external monitor (sold separately). You can select between a 16:9, 4:3 LB, or 4:3 PS Aspect Ratio for the unit's video output to match your connected monitor.

    Camera In: The rear-panel Camera input consists of a composite video connector which allows you to connect an optional rear-view camera (105KVCM20, sold separately). The unit features a reverse gear signal wire, that when connected to your vehicle's reverse light circuit, will automatically switch the KW-NSX600's display to the rear-view camera input. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.2 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    Remote Control

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

     

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    2 out of 5

    OK for the price

    Written By Zach, FL on Thursday, May 15, 2014
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    For the price its a decent head unit. Good output power and a bunch of cool features. However the app function doesn't work well and the display is very lack luster.
    Pros:
    Good RMS output. Good EQ controls. Bluetooth works well. Easy to Use. Price
    Cons:
    App mode doesn't not work well with the Galaxy line of phones (lack of apps compatible with Mirrorlink). The display is very lack lust and plain. Limited display customization as well
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    4 out of 5

    not a bad radio for the money

    Written By chris, elsmere ky on Saturday, April 26, 2014
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    Great radio. Only downside is the EQ. Im using two rear 7" monitors that run off of this radio. Granted you can have dual zone so movie can play in the back while u listen to something different on the radio.However your options are limited. Wish they could change thay
    Pros:
    Nice screen
    Cons:
    Dual zone needs more options
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    5 out of 5

    Great Product

    Written By Sean, Orlando Florida on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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    Great unit for all double din spaces.
    Pros:
    Love the look and sound.
    Cons:
    Not the best touchscreen
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome!

    Written By FatSteve001, Athens, TN on Monday, April 21, 2014
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    The mirror link and MHL features are virtually unusable and the tuner is unreasonably complicated at first. Everything else about this unit is great! Even with the MHL/mirror link issues, this unit does everything I want it to do and more. Once you get familiar with the interface, it's great! The sound quality on the microphone and calls seems to be great on both sides. The install was simple thanks to Crutchfield's instructions and included wiring harnesses. I am completely happy with this purchase.
    Pros:
    Lots of features. Great call quality. Looks great in my truck. More features than I knew I wanted!
    Cons:
    MHL and MirrorLink are useless for me. Radio tuner is complicated at first.
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    4 out of 5

    Works great, MirrorLink not ready for primetime

    Written By Anonymous, Raleigh, NC on Saturday, April 12, 2014
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    This a a great radio that I bought mainly because of MirrorLink. I was disappointed that the phone app keeps crashing so I can't even use this feature.
    Pros:
    Full of features touch screen
    Cons:
    Smartphone app for MirrorLink constantly crashes. Feature not usable.
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    5 out of 5

    Love It

    Written By brtrfsh, Arkansas on Wednesday, April 02, 2014
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    This unit was easy to install and has a Great color picture (movies). Plenty of basic and advanced adjustments through the EQ.
    Pros:
    Its very nice
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Love it!!!

    Written By SirVesa, Houston, TX on Monday, March 31, 2014
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    Easy to install and just about as full-featured as you can get in this price-point. The Pioneer has a better GUI in my opinion, but they don't have nearly as many features.
    Pros:
    MHL (MirrorLink stinks) Shows song and artist info streaming Bluetooth from my Android RDS song info is a little crowded but you have the option of expanding it out so you can see the full song/artist
    Cons:
    GUI is very plain compared to Pioneer and is non-animated. Some folks won't care; others like the extra flash. Also, too bad they don't have a remote: those are really nice for tailgating.
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    4 out of 5

    great basic 2 din Radio..

    Written By Larry, Indianapolis on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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    Great Radio forr the price. This radio's "Mirrorlink" functionality should have been tested fully before its release to the consumer. Other than that it does what it says.
    Pros:
    Its a great radio for Ipod/IPhone lovers. Overall GUI looks nicer than others at this price range. Bluetooth works great.
    Cons:
    Mirror link doesn't work with my Samsung S3 & S4,sucks cause that's why I bought it. The special Iphone cable should have been included. Does not play AAC/M4p through USB or CD/DVD.
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    5 out of 5

    Great product

    Written By Josh, Knoxville, TN on Monday, March 24, 2014
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    Great Product. Looks and works great.
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    5 out of 5

    JVC KW-NSX600

    Written By jvenier9, Newport, MI on Thursday, March 20, 2014
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    Awesome
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    5 out of 5

    You're Never Too Old To Learn

    Written By Magic26, Gainesville, Va on Monday, March 10, 2014
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    My 2007 plain-vanilla Camry needed to be more user friendly with hands free calling, navigation and music. And at 67 years of age I thought, you're never too old to do it yourself. Crutchfield was great to work with from shopping to purchase, install and problem solving. When I phoned their assistance folks Mark got me to the coolest link where he compared products remotely on PC that were compatible to what I wanted, my GS3 phone and my Camry. The JVC NSX600 looked like the perfect match with MirrorLINK. The product was AT MY DOOR 9AM THE NEXT MORNING. The installation, Camry specific dashboard trim and wire harness were included free and fit perfectly. From other customer reviews I was able to determine that the Samsung store MirrorLINK App was a piece-O-xxxx. The customer reviews lead me right to the place to download the Full Mirror App which you must have. I added the 5-11 pin connector as also recommended for MHL operation by the customer reviews, and it works great. Now if I can just remember how to operate it!
    Pros:
    Great customer support. Addition of customer reviews are very informative and helpful. Delivery was astounding.
    Cons:
    Interoperability between phones and software can cause problems. Do your homework on the software interface issues that can significantly degrade your user satisfaction.
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    4 out of 5

    Not iPhone 5 friendly

    Written By Frank, Sacramento, CA on Saturday, March 01, 2014
     
    Overall this deck is pretty nice...good sound, built well, responsive screen, loads fairly quickly (although blue tooth is a little slow), lot's of configuration options, etc., but this deck is not iPhone 5 (or later) friendly.

    What JVC fails to explicitly state is that if you have a iPhone 5 or later you will not be able to stream video from your phone even with the additional KS-U30 cable (purchased separately). By video I mean videos, pictures and APP's!! So all of those JVC friendly apps like GPS, Camera, Tuneln, etc DON'T WORK. Just got off the phone with a JVC tech who confirmed this, since I could not get any of these apps to work on my brand new stereo.

    Also Mirrorlink & MHL won't work with the iPhone either. Mirrorlink is for Nokia & Andriod phones only. MHL is supposed to be for all other smartphones and I think it does work with iPhone 4S and older. Wish I would have known all of this prior to purchasing.

    So if you have an iPhone 5 or newer all you can do with this stereo is watch a DVD (only when you hook up the parking brake cable), make a phone call, or listen to music & Pandora. That's it.
    Pros:
    -lot's of features (when applicable) -good sound -built well -responsive screen -boot up speed is fairly good -lots of customizations & very configurable
    Cons:
    -Not iPhone 5 friendly (no video or onscreen ability rendering apps like GPS useless) -Bluetooth is glitchy upon startup. (req. you to select ipod first then bluetooth every time car is shut off)
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    5 out of 5

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    Written By Fredrick, Mount Enterprise, Tx. 75681 on Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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    I love this jvc reciever sounds great when using the bluetooth. Love the ease of use and the great price through Crutchfield.
    Pros:
    Price, ease of use, sound through bluetooth.
    Cons:
    Drivelink is just ok. Need to be able to download the full drivelink. I don't know if it's a jvc problem or Samsung. Sound quality is not as good through drivelink.
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    4 out of 5

    JVC KW-NSX600

    Written By Ray, Albany, NY on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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    While is not compatible with my note 3 this product still delivers a good bang for the buck. MHL feature does work with the Note 3. just wished the pandora app would work separate with the MHL screen.
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    4 out of 5

    Awesome Head Unit!

    Written By Tramsey, Madison, WI on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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    Great unit! Simple install, just ground out the parking brake sensor on the post in the back of the unit to run DVD or video while driving. Great service and shipping. I Bluetooth spotify from my iPhone 5 works with ease!
    Pros:
    Large screen, easy install, comes with all you need, fairly easy UI after you get the hang of it. Unit still works in -20 degree weather!
    Cons:
    Bright screen! Tried to play with it a little to lower the brightness but just doesn't have much range. Also, the iPhone 5 converter would be crucial! Every time id charge my phone from the USB it tries to switch to that player rather than BT. I'd love to display my iPhone screen on the unit...someday! Please release that converter ASAP!
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    2 out of 5

    Ok at best

    Written By Mike, Eastern Shore MD on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
     
    I never saw the fine print that says this stereo is not compatible with and iphone5 or greater, also mirrorlink is only for Android phones.
    Pros:
    Nothing special compared to all other units
    Cons:
    MIrrorlink and iphone5 not supported
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    4 out of 5

    read

    Written By sammy so so, georgia on Sunday, January 26, 2014
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    This product is nice but I have a galaxy s4 and it isn't compatible with the head units mirror link system.... this disappointing, very popular phone but other then that its a good unit. If you looking for something that is super hd its not this or any other one for this price. But overall im happy with my buy.
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    5 out of 5

    MHL compatibility

    Written By Xavier, San Diego, CA on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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    Perfect, I was looking for a radio with GPS without having to pay an arm and a leg. This radio doesn't have GPS but has MHL wish allows me to mirror my android phone GPS into my stereo. You can pretty much see anything that displays on your phone.
    Pros:
    MHL, DVD player, and lots of other fucntions like rear camera, preamp for subwoofer and etc.
    Cons:
    In order use MHL you need to buy and 5 to 11 pin converter tip for newer phones like Galaxy S3 and above. I had to buy a MHL adapter since I couldn't find the tip in my local electronic store. It cost and extra 20 dollars, well worth of it!
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    4 out of 5

    very good

    Written By Anonymous, Johnston, SC on Sunday, January 05, 2014
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    Worth the money. Have a table to spread tge plethora of items you receive out. Trust me it helps
    Pros:
    Good sound quality. with the cable I can listen to the music on my phone and use my navigation on the units screen.
    Cons:
    Drivelink is a pita to use. Once iniated, not a problem.
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    5 out of 5

    jvc-kw-nsx600

    Written By Hayden, seabeck wa on Friday, January 03, 2014
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    great product very good sound quality! also very easy to use.





    Pros:
    great sound and picture quality
    Cons:
    mirror.link interface wont work with all phones just newer models.
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    5 out of 5

    Great Samsung S3 integration

    Written By Anonymous, Puerto Rico on Friday, December 20, 2013
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    Unit mirrors phone completely and fluidly.For the best experience install the Drivelink full mirror app available on the web, not the one on the play store. Also using the S3 mhl 5 to 11 pin adapter, will produce HD video on the head unit screen completely lag free.
    Pros:
    Total lag free phone mirroring with android.
    Cons:
    Instructions are not very detailed, had to go online to forums for answers
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    3 out of 5

    MirrorLink FAIL

    Written By Troy, Atl, GA on Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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    MirrorLink is LAME! The selling point is the compatibility with a Samsung GS3. Research reviews of the "Samsung MirrorLink App" and you'll get the idea. If you want the unit to "mirror" your device, you must purchase a seperate adapter, and then you CAN NOT CONTROL THE DEVICE on the JVC screen. When you actually use the MirrorLink App, you have VERY LIMITED control of only three on screen functions. "Music", which is only whatever digital music is on your device (NOT Pandora, Receiver, CD, XM etc), "Phone", BIG DEAL, and "Navigation", which will not adapt to any other setting for maps, other than its default.
    Pros:
    It works as a DVD player and monitor for a backup camera.
    Cons:
    Advertised as a must have for use with a Samsung Galaxy S3. NOT. MirrorLink is barely functional and frankly, it's stupid!
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    4 out of 5

    Plenty options

    Written By datastar, Atlanta on Thursday, December 12, 2013
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    I installed in my daughter's Corolla and she loves it. BT works well for streaming audio and hands free phone calls. The DVD is a bonus because she has a ton of music.; the picture quality is not bad either. MirrorLink work great when connected to my Galaxy S3 AND using the modified version of DriveLink App on the phone. The normal version is limited but you can get the mod version from XDA-Developers. I can watch Netflix, View security Cams, Email, YouTube and display any app on the phone to include Google Maps & other nav apps.It charges my GS3 via USB. I have not tried to play music while using nav yet.. The iPhone App Control works well with the 4S using the JVC KS U30 cable. I can navigate and play Pandora. Only the apps listed on JVC site worked.

    The menu was difficult to manage and took time to learn.

    I had to try 3 different Flash Drives before found one that the HU would read from. It was an old one and it would not update until I removed all the other files from the Flash Drive. Worth the money!
    Pros:
    Bluetooth works well for hands free phone use (Most important feature b/c our daughter could not use the phone while driving)
    Cons:
    Doesn't display ANY video from iPhone 5S b/c the JVC KS U30 cable is analog only and the Lightening port on the 5S is digital only, The adapted DO NOT convert the signal from digital to analog so tou can only get audio using the iPhone 5S.
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    4 out of 5

    JVC KW-NSX600

    Written By Anonymous, Statesboro, GA on Monday, December 09, 2013
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    Awesome product. When Samsung gets Mirror Link fixed to actually work all the time it will be five stars.
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    4 out of 5

    Great buy for the price

    Written By Keeller1, West Texas on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
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    does everything well and with full mirror link works well with Samsung Galaxy S4. Did not have a remote which would have been nice but really not that far of a reach. Followed directions to update software on JVC site but no luck says no update found.
    Pros:
    Great sound, easy to read screen even in daylight
    Cons:
    No remote...
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    4 out of 5

    solid choice

    Written By Al, cortlandt manor, NY on Friday, November 08, 2013
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    I chose the JVC head unit as an impulse buy while on the Crutchfield web site. The sale price seemed great and it was packed with features. Not to mention Crutchfiled makes buying and installing a car stereo easier than anyone else around.

    Over all I'm very pleased with my purchase. I was a little disappointed in the iphone integration being that it advertises "made for ipod / iphone" but not enough to replace the unit or slag it too much. I think it would have better integration with an android galaxy phone which utilizes the mirror link technology. The bluetooth works great, so I can stream slacker while driving. My only fault with the unit would be the FM reception seems a bit weak. My factory installed stereo pulled in stations much better than this unit, but when you have pandora or slacker available... its not a major issue.
    Pros:
    versatility
    Cons:
    both the FM station reception, and some of the screen layouts would be in the con list.
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent Product and Functionality

    Written By John Z., Mt. Juliet, TN on Monday, November 04, 2013
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    Overall, this is an excellent piece. The installation is easy with easy-to-follow instructions that came with the product. Sound quality and effects are much better that the factory installed. The Bluetooth phone is easy to pair as well. My wife loves it.
    Pros:
    Lots of functions, easy to use, touch screen responds well.
    Cons:
    Has a GPS antenna slot, but the manufacturer said that the antenna is not released yet. Pandora and GPS functionality eat up large volume of data.
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    3 out of 5

    Good functionality, awkward Mirrorlink, decent sound

    Written By Dan, Wyckoff, NJ on Thursday, October 31, 2013
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    The NSX600 has some nice attributes for a touch screen head unit. It has a fast interface, the touch screen is responsive, and I can see it in sunlight. I like having hard buttons, especially the volume control knob. Installation is no different than any other double din unit. I did buy it for Mirrorlink, which leaves a lot to be desired.

    Mirrorlink is pretty half baked, I run a Samsung Galaxy S4 with the correct package, and while it does mirror the screen, its all Nannyware, and it only allows Navigation, phone and the worlds worst music player. As far as the head unit itself, its pretty smooth operating, but pretty limited in flexibility. Like most units these days, it has changeable colors and fonts, but its pretty limited in what you can change it too.

    My biggest gripes are with the audio controls. The equalizer is pretty awful, and uses the vintage JVC/Kenwood 3 band ganged equalizer, with the silly Q control. Its pretty hard to get the unit to sound good consistently (I run several outboard amps and a sub), as the software moves frequency bands together, which is just sub optimal.

    Second major issue is with Bluetooth call quality. No one can hear me, despite trying several different microphones. No matter what I do, people can't hear me. Its a common complaint with BT, but this is the worst so far.

    Final note is that there doesn't appear to be an IR remote capability, which would be helpful, but not terrible.

    All in all, a decent unit, but not ideal
    Pros:
    Fast GUI, clean interface, Mirrorlink actually works for certain things, bright screen, hard volume control button
    Cons:
    Sub optimal audio controls and equalizer, Mirrorlink is very limited, bluetooth phone audio quality is awful
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    4 out of 5

    Great value

    Written By Rob M, Parkesburg, PA on Sunday, October 20, 2013
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    Let me start off by saying that for the discounted price I payed that this is a great unit. Operating System As far as the interface goes, while it's not the slickest looking operating system, it is very snappy (much more so than my old Pioneer head unit). Display The screen is nice and bright, even in the sun. The resolution is acceptable but in today's day and age you would think they would up the resolution to at least 720p. Features It has most of the standard features of a decent radio, however the reason I purchased this unit was for the Mirror Link feature. Now, for android users the compatibility list says it is not compatible with my Galaxy S4 however if you search the internet a bit, you can find a modified version of the required Drive Link app called "Drive Link Full Mirroring". This version of the app will allow a few more phones to work correctly but more importantly it allows you to mirror ANY app on your phone while controlling it through the head unit itself. There is a couple draw backs to mirror link however. First off the cable does not supply enough power to charge my phone (500ma instead of the 2a required) so it actually discharges a bit while connected. Also the cable end is quite large so it will not fit without removing most cases. And finally if you want to stream video using your phone you will need a Samsung HDTV micro USB adapter while switching to the MHL feature on the radio.
    Pros:
    Snappy interface DVD Player Mirror Link MHL Great Value
    Cons:
    Mirror Link can be troublesome at times. Not enough power to charge while using mirror link. No HD Radio Too many labels on the front (looks tacky) Low resolution screen.
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    5 questions already asked Show all answers

    Will my factory back up camera work with this unit I have a 2009 f 250. It have the factory navigation screen in it know? [ Tyler Bruggeman  Mar 18, 2014 ]
    1 answer
    • You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory camera. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Jeff Staff  Mar 18, 2014 ]
    when my iphone 5 is conected through usb, and i click pandora, it displays but no audio plays? [ Trading  Jan 23, 2014 ]
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    • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Staff  Jan 23, 2014 ]
    i just bought a JVC KW-NSX600 DVD receiver and noticed something odd. While making a bluetooth call, after the call is connected, the dial pad goes away and i have to revert back to my cell phone to go through phone tree menus. Is this by design or is there a firmware update available that will put a phone pad back on the screen if desired? [ david  Dec 30, 2013 ]
    2 answers
    • That is just what it does but would make a good update since its suppose to be hands free [ ALEX   Dec 31, 2013 ]
    • No. Just hit the phone icon and it shoud pop right back up . Thats how mine works. Also try to use mirror link and not bluetooth. [ JOHN   Dec 31, 2013 ]
    What do I need to instal this? [ Zander  Dec 13, 2013 ]
    1 answer
    • Thanks for your question Zander. For specifics on what will be need to install this receiver in your vehicle, please contact an Advisor by phone or chat. They will be able to pull your vehicle and give the run down of what you will need. [ Jeff Staff  Dec 14, 2013 ]
    Does the Mirror Link work with iphone 5? [ Carly Miller  Dec 11, 2013 ]
    17 answers
    • I don't have an iPhone so I'm not real familiar with the compatibility issues of Mirror Link and Apple. It's my understanding that Mirror Link works with a limited number of Android phones and but I don't believe it is compatible with iphone. Sorry for the late response. [ Donald   Dec 15, 2013 ]
    • No, only select android devices (you often need to download an app). most of these stereos have a better interface with Apple anyway though, mirrorlink hasn't been that positive in terms of laggy interface, pixelation and more... [ ANGUS   Dec 14, 2013 ]
    • I would love to help answer any questions about this head unit. But unfortunately im an android man so I dont think I will be much help in this particular subject. But for what its worth it does work with my galaxy s3. I had a problem in the beginning but that was my fault cuz I downloaded the drivelink app from the google play store and that was the wrong one. I had to download it from the samsung app store and once I did that it was up and runnin beautiful. No problem. It does what it said it would and a lil more. Sorry I couldnt give you a yes or no about the iphone5. [ DAMION E   Dec 13, 2013 ]
    • I DON'T KNOW, MY UNIT IS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT, SO I HAVEN'T OPENED THE BOX YET. [ JOHNNY   Dec 12, 2013 ]
    • I don't have an iPhone, but my understanding is the mirror link function is for Android phones. IPhones use a specific adapter and are able to replicate some, but not all mirror link functions. [ Robert   Dec 12, 2013 ]
    • Mirrorlink only works with Galaxy S3, S4 or Htc. For Iphone you will need the optional cable from jvc tbat plugs into the usb jack and only certain apps are supported. [ FRANCISO   Dec 12, 2013 ]
    • App link work really good with the iPhone 4S display video with audio. I could only get Pandora to work via Bluetooth and other audio with the iPhone 5S as the video signal on the 5/5S is digital and the cables and input on this JVC is analog. Some say they used an adapter to go from the iPhone 5/5S (Lightening to 30 pin) and a signal convert to change the 5/5S digital signal to analog. The JVC KS-U30 iPod® A/V cable is analog and for the 4S; I used the adapter to change the 5S Lightening to the 30 pin and could only get audio with every configuration I could think of on the HU. MirrorLink works on my Android GS3 really good with a modified app from xda-developers called DriveLink which is require on the phone.I can get Google maps, Netflix, Internet, Email, Phone, Pandora, and almost any app on the phone. I can Pandora and some audio while navigating with Google maps. Hope this is helpful. [ DARRYL   Dec 12, 2013 ]
    • Hi Carly, It doesn't work with iPhone 5. Best regards, Lee [ DESI   Dec 12, 2013 ]
    • No, the mirror link does not work with iphone. It is only a function of Samsung mobile phones. The iphone integration is not as seamless nor as good as I would have hoped. I hope this helps. [ ALAN   Dec 12, 2013 ]
    • Sorry can't help you - don't have i-stuff but it works fine with my LG. [ LEO   Dec 12, 2013 ]
    • Mirror Link is only for Samsung 3+ devices. [ Stephen   Dec 11, 2013 ]
    • from what I can tell mirror link is for a select few androids. Iphone has its own applications for this stereo. I'm an android user and even though I don't have mirror link, I am still happy with this stereo. [ david   Dec 11, 2013 ]
    • No. [ DYLAN   Dec 11, 2013 ]
    • IPhone 5. I don't know should work if you have the right connection though [ TROY W   Dec 11, 2013 ]
    • Yes it does. [ TIMOTHY   Dec 11, 2013 ]
    • No it does not. Only works worth Android. But all other apps work with iPhone5 [ Eric   Dec 11, 2013 ]
    • Apple devices Apple devices (iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch) do not work with MirrorLink. That's because most stereos already work with Apple devices via the USB cable. MirrorLink is designed to be the bridge for all of the OTHER smartphones - eventually [ CESAR H   Dec 11, 2013 ]

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