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by Buck Pomerantz
Jensen

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.

Jensen's VM9312HD multimedia receiver features HD Radio™ technology that'll give you exceptional-sounding radio at the touch of a button. You'll hear static-free reception and improved fidelity from participating stations, and you'll be able to pick up the extra channels of content broadcast by HD Radio stations.

Touchscreen control
The VM9312HD plays your CDs and DVDs loaded with MP3 and WMA music files, and lets you control everything from the 7" retractable touchscreen. An intuitive graphical user interface lets you scan through menus and selections with ease, and a secondary 8-character LCD display lets you run the receiver when the screen's down.

Watch DVDs on the screen while you're parked, or use the receiver's audio/video outputs to send the movies to a rear screen while you drive. The stereo also features five preamp outputs so you can run outboard amplifiers for better sonic clarity as well as higher volume capability.

Hook up your portable
Jensen's handy MediaLink3 interface puts important external connection ports within easy reach. Simply mount the interface under your dash, in a storage area, or in any convenient spot — you'll have easy connections for your iPod®, any other portable audio player, and an external video source, like a game console. Jensen even includes a jLink iPod cable and a miniplug cable for connecting another portable music player to the auxiliary input.

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

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Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD receiver with built-in amplifier (13 watts RMS CEA-2006/40 peak x 4 channels, CEA-2006 compliant)
    • 7" motorized retractable video touchscreen
    • secondary 8-character LCD display
    • HD Radio tuner module included
    • includes MediaLink3 under-dash connection port
    • wireless remote
    Audio/Video features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and MP3/WMA files on CD and DVD
    • audio processor lets you adjust bass, midbass, and treble
    • sub level control and low-pass filter
    Expandability:
    • compatible with Jensen's satellite radio and navigation module
    • jLink iPod adapter cable included (controls all iPod functions through the touchscreen)
    • inputs: 2 audio/video inputs, minijack aux in, rear view camera input
    • outputs: 2 video outputs for external screens, 5-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, and mono subwoofer)
    Other features:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant
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    Yes
    RMS Power Output
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    13 watts
    Peak Output
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    40 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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    Preamp Voltage
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    2 volts
    Display Color
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    Key Button Color
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    Blue
    EQ Bands
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    3
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible
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    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input
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    A/V
    USB Input
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    Memory Card Slot
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    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Satellite Radio Ready
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    XM
    HD Radio
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    Built-In
    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Touch
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    Mini
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    iPhone
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    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
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    9 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Yes
    Seek/Scan
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    Both
    Radio Data System
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    What's in the box?

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    • HD/AM/FM/DVD/CD receiver with integrated motorized flip-out monitor
    • Sleeve
    • 2 Sleeve mounting brackets (installed on receiver with 4 small machine screws and 2 flat head ISO screws)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness (has in-line noise filter and 15A fuse)
    • Wireless remote control
    • CR2025 battery
    • Screen cleaning cloth (6" x 6")
    • HDRM-1 HD Radio Module
    • 39" HD Box interface cable
    • MediaLink module with 56" cable that terminates into 4 connectors (Left and Right audio RCAs/Composite Video/Proprietary Bus terminal)
    • 56" White jLink cable (has iPod dock connector on one end and proprietary 8-pin connector on the other end)
    • 40" Stereo minijack cable
    • 8.25' Parking brake light detection wire (pink)
    • 6.625" Mounting back strap
    • 2 Metal mounting brackets (for mounting head unit)
    • Rear support stud
    • Rubber bushing
    • 1 Large self-tapping screw
    • 4 Small self-tapping screws (for mounting MediaLink module)
    • 2 Flat-head machine screws
    • 4 Large pan-head machine screws
    • 4 Medium pan-head machine screws
    • 4 Small pan-head machine screws
    • 2 Metal mounting brackets for HD box
    • Installation/Operation Manual
    • Quick Start Guide
    • "Victory Technologies Installation Excellence" card
    • Jensen sticker

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    Display Features
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc Playback
    MediaLink
    Remote Control
    Camera/Navigation Compatible

    Display Features

    Motorized 7" TFT LCD Monitor: The VM9312HD features a motorized 7" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touchscreen LCD display with an adjustable viewing angle and anti-glare coating. The resolution of the display is 1440 x 234 for a total of 336,960 pixels. The screen has a 130° horizontal viewing angle (65° left or right), and a 105° vertical viewing angle (40° up and 65° down). The motorized monitor has a 30mSec rise time and a 50mSec fall time. Menus appear on screen for making function choices, audio adjustments, and setting up the system.

    Monitor Angle Adjustment: You can adjust the monitor's angle for better visibility. The display tilts forward and backward to multiple tilt positions (12), and can be controlled by buttons on the top of the frame of the screen and the supplied remote control.

    Auto Open/Close: When this feature is active, the display automatically opens when the ignition switch is turned on and closes when the ignition switch is turned off.

    Display Adjustment: You can adjust the picture's brightness and contrast between -10 and +10.

    Secondary LCD Display: In addition to the 7" motorized flip-out monitor the Jensen VM9312HD features a secondary 8-character/Segment type LCD display. This display can be used to during CD-audio, Aux-in or AM/FM playback and to select from the preset EQ settings. You will need to use the 7" LCD monitor display for menu functions and to view video.

    12 or 24 Hour Clock: You can set the unit to display a 12 or 24 hour clock.

    Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the unit's LCD touch-panel controls the VM9312HD also features hard-key controls on the front of the unit, such as Volume, Audio, Play and Display functions. Two of the hard-keys are a 5-way joystick and rotary encoder audio control.

    Audio Section

    Audio Controls: Bass, Midbass and Treble presets are stored into memory, allowing you to recall the best setting for different types of music. You may choose from the following presets: Acoustic, Urban, Rave, Latin, Dance, Hip Hop, Rock or User. When in the User preset only, you can independently adjust the bass, midbass and treble settings between -14 and +14. The Subwoofer level can be independently adjusted between -14 and 0. The subwoofer output's low-pass filter frequency can be set to 80, 120 or 160Hz, and the subwoofer's phase can be set to 0 or 180 degrees.

    Source Level: You can increase the relative volume of the unit source inputs up to 6 decibels to match the external source's output level. The Source Level can be used for the VM9312HD's iPod, Disc, Radio, Satellite, Aux In 1 and Aux In 2 sources.

    Beep Tones: An audible beep tone confirms each function selection. The beep tone can be disabled/enabled in the General Setup Menu.

    Heat Management: The unit has a heat management system which incorporates forced-air cooling to keep the chip-sets operating at nominal temperatures.

    Radio Functions

    HD Radio: The Jensen VM9312HD Multimedia Receiver comes supplied with a HD Radio Module (HDRM-1) for HD Radio tuning. HD Radio technology allows CD-quality digital broadcasting of your local AM and FM radio stations. This new technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo, while FM digital will have CD-like quality with static free and clear reception. In addition, AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. HD Radio broadcasts can include multiple channels on the same frequency, which is called multicasting. With multicasting, you can receive up to eight additional multicast channels: HD1 through HD8. With the VM9312HD radio, you will receive HD Radio digital broadcast automatically when tuned to a station that offer HD Radio technology. To find HD Radio stations in your area, visit www.hdradio.com. The HD Radio Module measures: W = 4.965" (6.285" w/ mounting brackets), H = 0.995", Depth = 3.205".

    AM/FM Tuner: The headunit also supports standard AM/FM radio. The unit features 3 FM bands and 2 AM bands with the capability of storing 6 presets for each band giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets. You can also automatically store the six strongest stations in your area inside the current selected band. The built-in AM/FM tuner also allows direct frequency tuning through the unit's touch-screen panel or supplied wireless remote control. In addition, the tuner features an Preview Scan function which allows you to preview the available stations in your area. The unit's tuner also is equipped with a Seek mode that when used with the Local function, only allows radio stations with a strong local radio signals to be played. The  tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.

    RDS: The unit's tuner supports RDS which allows the VM9312HD to receive FM station identification call letters, artist and song information for display on the unit's monitor.

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

    • XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio connect the optional CNP2000UCA XMDirect2 Vehicle Tuner and the CNP-JEN1 Jensen adapter cable (package item number 700XMJEN2)
    • Auxiliary Input: A portable satellite radio receiver, such as the Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS Sportster, can be connected to the head unit via the auxiliary input on the supplied MediaLink module.

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

    Disc Playback

    D/A Converter: The VM9312HD is equipped with a high-performance 24-bit, 192kHz digital-to-analog converter with a multi-bit Sigma-Delta modulator.

    Disc Compatibility: The VM9312HD is compatible with the following discs:

    • DVD: DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL
    • VCD: Video CD, Super Video CD
    • CD: Audio CD (CD-DA), CD-R, CD-RW
    • Media File Formats: MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, AVI, XviD, DivX

    Note: 8 cm discs should not be used in this unit.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The VM9312HD can play MP3/WMA files with ID3 Tag capability that have been recorded on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs. The files must be recorded in ISO 9660 or Joliet formats. The recommended bit rate is 128 kbps and sample frequency is 48 kHz. Up to 1500 songs/files with up to 3 folder levels can be supported from a compatible disc.

    Video Lockout: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to display video, the supplied pink wire must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged.

    Aspect Ratio: You can choose from the following aspect ratio modes for the unit's motorized monitor:

    • Full: the entire screen is extended horizontally to the aspect ratio of 16:9
    • Normal: the conventional display image has a 4:3 aspect ratio of horizontal to vertical, leaving a blank area on the right and left sides of the display

    DVD Touch-Screen Controls: While playing a DVD you can press the center-top portion of the screen to display the disc's playing information and press the bottom 1/3 of the screen to display the on-screen control menu. The following are some of the playback controls that are displayed when the bottom 1/3 of the screen is pressed while viewing a DVD disc.

    • Fast Forward/Fast Reverse: When playing a DVD, there are four fast-play speeds in both directions: 2x, 4x, 8x, and 20x.
    • Slow Motion: When playing a DVD, there are four slow motion speeds in both directions: 1/2x, 1/4x, 1/8x, 1/20x.
    • Repeat Play: When playing a DVD, you can repeat the current chapter or title.
    • A-B Repeat: A-B Repeat allows you to repeat any portion of a DVD.

    Note: When playing a Video CD, you can repeat the current track. For MP3/WMA, you can repeat the current file.

    Random Play: When playing a DVD, Video CD or audio CD, you can play the tracks/chapters in random order. The Random Play button is found on the remote control.

    Track Scan (CD-DA discs only): During CD-audio playback you can play the first 10 seconds of each track.

    Direct Chapter or Track Selection: During DVD, VCD and CD playback, you can use the numeric keypad on the remote control or on the touch-screen display to access a chapter or track directly.

    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 or Off.

    Zoom: When playing DVDs and Video CDs, you can enlarge the picture using the zoom feature. You can choose one of three zoom settings.

    Multi-Angle Display: This function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a number of different angles. This function is limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.

    Parental Lock: The DVD system has a built-in Parental Lock feature to prevent unauthorized persons from viewing restricted disc content. By default, the rating system is unlocked. You can choose from 8 different levels of Parental Lock. Once setup, the parental lock is released only by entering the user 4-digit password.

    Mounting: The unit can be mounted as either an E, I, or J mount. For proper operation of the CD/DVD player, the chassis must be mounted with 20-degrees of horizontal.

    MediaLink Module

    MediaLink Module:  In addition to the preamp outputs, A/V auxiliary inputs and satellite radio inputs found on the rear chassis of the unit, the Jensen VM9312HD utilizes a separate MediaLink module for easy connection and disconnection of your portable A/V equipment and portable MP3 player. The MediaLink features a 3.5mm minijack, left and right audio RCA jacks, one composite video jack and a proprietary jLink adapter port. The MediaLink uses an attached 56" Bus-cable that plugs into the rear chassis of the VM9312HD which allows the MediaLink module to be installed under the dash or in other various locations to make hooking-up and unhooking your portable AV equipment a cinch. The MediaLink Module measures: W = 3.743", H = 1.372", D = 4.405" (5.275" with cables attached).

    iPod Ready: The supplied jLink cable allows you to connect an iPod to this unit through the supplied MediaLink module's proprietary jLink port (mentioned above). Once an iPod is connected, you can control the iPod from the head unit's touchscreen, joystick or remote control. If you have an iPod that supports video/photo output, you must use the iPod to control video and photo playback. During photo playback, you can only view photos in a slide show. You cannot display individual photos from the thumbnail menu. During music playback, the controls on the iPod are disabled. The unit will automatically switch to iPod mode when an iPod is plugged into the MediaLink using the optional jLink adapter cable. The iPod is charged when it's connected to the head unit. The VM9312HD is compatible with the following iPods using the optional jLink cable.

    • Audio And Video Playback: 5th generation iPod video only
    • Audio Playback Only: iPod mini (1st/2nd generation), iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generation), iPod photo (4th generation), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod touch (1st, 2nd generation) and iPhone (incl. 3G)
    • Charging Note: This cable will NOT charge iPhone 3G, iPod nano (4th gen), or iPod touch (2nd gen).

    Remote Control

    Remote Control: The VM9312HD also comes supplied with a 44-Key, full-function, infrared wireless remote control. The remote measures 1.972" wide x 5.473" long x 0.465" deep.

    Camera/Navigation Compatible

    Rear View Camera Compatible: The VM9312HD features a composite video input and a green/white wire lead attached to the harness for connection of a rear view camera. If a rear-view video camera is connected, the unit is on, and the TFT monitor is retracted inside the unit, the TFT monitor automatically moves into the viewing position and Camera modes is selected upon shifting into Reverse gear. When shifting into Drive gear, the TFT monitor is retracted back inside the unit. If the monitor is already in a viewing position and in display mode, the monitor automatically switches to Camera mode upon shifting into Reverse. When the reverse driving stops, the monitor returns to its original input display mode. You can choose for the monitor to display a Mirror mode image or a Normal mode image from the rear-view camera.

    Navigation Control: This unit can control the optional NAV101 navigation module (110NAV101, sold separately). The NAV101 connects via a proprietary input on the rear chassis of the receiver. The Jensen NAV101 add-on GPS navigation module includes routing and map software and provides turn-by-turn route guidance. The Jensen NAV101 comes supplied with a 2GB SD-card preloaded with the Smart2Go navigation engine and Tele Atlas map data. The map data covers the continental US, Canada, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.  All user information such as settings, bookmarks and recently visited location are stored on the SD memory card and not on the device.

     
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    3 out of 5

    Keep it clean

    Written By Jay, Ocala,FL on Saturday, May 14, 2011
     
    This model has alot of features for the price . but I had issues with a couple of things. starting with
    1) blackouts with the display

    2) does not charge ipod

    3) does not play acc files

    HD radio works well along with the BTooth .Tip if you have this model or are planning on buying it . Keep dirt away from this unit as much as possible (dirt
    road windows down ect..) its sensitive to dust,dirt ect
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    2 out of 5

    It's trying too hard to be good, but it's not.

    Written By araphel, Denham Springs, LA on Thursday, January 15, 2009
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    I thought this unit would be the best of all worlds, in that it has a lot of functionality. It has cool features and great-sounding HD Radio, but the real reason I bought this is for its iPod capabilities, which are pretty awful. I'm on my second unit now. The 1st one was replaced because of a motherboard problem. The 2nd unit is worse than the first. This motherboard has a set of new problems (resets to 87.5 every time you turn the car on, and the iPod system is crash and burn). More on the iPod issues. I liked the idea of playing my ipod through the screen, but it doesn't display or scroll the full titles, so you can't see the full tracks and if you want to switch to podcasts, you have to switch to manual control, pick up your ipod, wait for the buffer, change the menu, select your podcast and then hit the touchscreen again and wait for it to buffer and syn again to go back to Jensen control. Additionally, if you're in a playlist, my unit plays 30 seconds of one song, skips to another, plays 30 secs of that, etc. If you try to scroll to the bottom of your songs on the touchscreen, the unit crashes and restarts. This all takes precious time and attention away from the road. I've already arranged for it to be replaced and exchanged with a JVC head because I've simply had enough of the Jensen. I'm going to lose the video screen, but at least the unit should work properly and allow me to keep my eyes on the road.
    5 out of 9 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Great DVD player for price

    Written By Theresa, Levittown, PA on Monday, December 22, 2008
     
    Install was easy, can do that with out directions... just hook up the matching color wires and leave out the Blue/white wire on both radios unless you have an amp and subs then by all means go for it!

    The reason why i gave it a 4 out of 5 is because my last Jensen, was a little better when it came to changing the settings and the bass, I have Pioneer Premies with tweeters in the front and pioneer 4 ways in the back and i dont know something doesn't sound right, like they are week... and they are far from week.. maybe its to much for the radio to hold... but its something.

    The video and everything is is great for the money, its very very easy to use and i like how it looks in my truck!!! would buy it if you looking for something with a little more then a basic CD player!!
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    great

    Written By darrin, arnett wv on Tuesday, December 09, 2008
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    Everything you need is here, a wonderful unit, the only problem I had that their was not enough voltage on the remote wire to fire up my amps, I had to hook the amps to the switched accessory memory wire.
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    1 out of 5

    No Good

    Written By mike2002_20032003, Las Vegas, NM on Friday, November 21, 2008
     
    From the moment i hooked this unit up it has been nothing but trouble, dvd player shows bad disk 9 out of 10 time's even with new disk. HD Radio unit went out right away! and ipod seems to freeze the system up.
    3 out of 7 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    pleased

    Written By PVT. Coyle Jr, howell,nj on Thursday, October 30, 2008
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    very happy with the unit. fairly easy install on a pain in the butt vehicle. i only have one complaint and that is that in the installation directions i didnt see anywhere where it tells you how to connect the parking brake. but everything else was very thorough.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Excellent Value!

    Written By Tim, Lambertville, MI on Tuesday, October 14, 2008
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    As usual, the service/support by Crutchfield was exceptional! The unit is all that it claims to be, the display is clear and bright, the touch screen just sensitive enough and the options are plenty. The only complaint I have is that my unit has a hard time loading mega dvd mp3 discs, it rejects them a couple of times before it takes. I have yet to try a different brand of blank dvd, I'm hoping that's all it is, but overall I'm very satisfied with the unit!
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Jensen VM9312HD

    Written By Joshua Cupp, Indiana on Monday, October 13, 2008
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    This is one of the best things I have got from here. I rate it 5 stars. The only thing is that it does have a J-link cable included. The web and the box said it don't. So for those with an I-pod there is no need to buy one.



    [Editor's Note: We checked our inventory and also double checked with Jensen. The cable is, in fact, included. Thank you for bringing this to our attention]
    10 out of 10 people found this helpful
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    2 out of 5

    Jensen VM9312HD

    Written By Ernesto, West Palm Beach, FL. on Sunday, October 12, 2008
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    paid to have it installed by a proffesional and have had nothing but problems, the HD/regular radio has never worked, didn't bother with it since I was going on the road and what I needed was the XM radio, and that stopped working half way though my trip, the only thing that never stopped working was the CD/DVD player. For the price after buying the xm adapters and everything, not worth it...
    2 out of 5 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    A fun new toy...

    Written By BrianC811, Huntsville, AL on Thursday, September 11, 2008
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    Overall, I am happy with this radio. I wanted something in order to play LOTS of WMA's so I needed something with a screen so that I could scroll through hundreds of songs easily. This radio is packed with inputs and features and very easy to use once you get the hang of it.

    Pros:
    # of features
    Bang for the buck
    Full enertainment system for the car

    Cons:
    Graphics display -- looks cheesy and not enough information displayed (only like 10 characters of a song title displays and it has no scrolling option for the LCD)
    Slow loading DVD-R's w/ wma's (which it does everytime the radio's turned on or the source is changed). CD-R's are almost immediatly loaded.
    Very few audiophile tuning/adjustments.
    No bluetooth.
    Accessories (GPS) too expensive.

    Overall, I am very happy with this radio. It's not tip of the line, but there is a lot of value to this product. I have a 98 Expedition and I replaced all of its speakers with Polks when I installed this radio and everything sounded great (and LOUD) w/o needing to add an additional amplifer. Crutchfield was awesome and I will definitely order from them again.
    5 out of 6 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    It's the best...

    Written By Babii Ne, L-ville, GA on Monday, September 08, 2008
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    This product is really good!!! That's all I have to say!!!
    1 out of 11 people found this helpful
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    4 out of 5

    Jensen VM9312HD

    Written By Nate, Indianapolis, IN on Sunday, August 31, 2008
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    Overall I am very satisfied with the unit. I do have a few issues however. The unit was pretty easy to install thanks to the Critchfield guide and install kit...a very nice freebie!!!! however, there were WAY too many wires and jacks to try to stuff back in my dash, I scratched my hands up pretty good trying to get everything to fit.

    Also the EQ is pretty weak, I was expecting a few more settings for this level of unit, also whenever I turn on the unit the volume blasts WAY too loud regardless of the setting when I turned the set off, this is VERY frustrating and the lack of controls when the screen is shut is a bit frustrating as well.

    Overall though I am very happy with my purchase, when the screen is open most everything is pretty easy to access.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Unit - Camera questions

    Written By Erlandson, Riverside, CA on Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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    I purchased this unit a couple months back for my RV. The HD radio is great, although it does fade in and out. I ran the outputs back to the rear TV so the kids can watch movies while we're driving. The only issue I've had is that upon hooking up a wireless rearview camera to the unit, I have to manually go to the camera setting. It does not automatically switch to camera mode when I shift into reverse, but the camera works great if I go to camera mode manually. This may be operator error of course, and I'm hoping there was something I forgot to hook up.
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Jensen VM9312HD

    Written By Christopher, Cleveland, OH on Saturday, July 19, 2008
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    Got this unit about a month ago and everything on it still seems to work smoothly. It has plenty of inputs/outputs to do almost everything you could possible want. Picture and sound quality is amazing, especially when watching a loud action movie. Only downside is the lack of buttons when the unit is closed. Install was a breeze on my 07 Mazda3 thanks to the free installation gear and the instructions from Crutchfield.
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    3 out of 5

    My Opinion

    Written By kidstocks, Boston, MA on Sunday, July 13, 2008
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    The unit is just okay in my opinion. I figured I'd splurge and buy a unit with
    pretty much the works for not so much money for what you're getting.
    That's if you really need a video player. I kind of figured I wouldn't need
    one, but the video DVD player works great! The HD radio works okay....the
    signal keeps fading in and out. The signal is a little better on a couple
    stations in the area that have a strong signal to begin with, but it still can
    fade in and out.
    Sometimes when I try to use the touch screen scroll it doesn't work all the
    time lately. I'm hoping this isn't a sign of more touch screen problems to
    come.
    I'm waiting for the rest of my satellite parts to try that out. Some of the
    sites will say XM and SIRIUS accepted, but it will only take XM hookups. As
    for what someone else posted about only taking XM and Howard Stern is
    on Sirius....the 2 companies will become one shortly so it won't matter
    anyway.

    The unit itself is built to long and has to many wires in the back to stuff into
    the dash. Also I don't like the way it sticks out of the dash.

    Myself I doubt I would buy any video playing radio again or next time.
    I'd probably get a JVC with built in HD and satellite hookups.
    Could've gotten that for about $160 verses this for about $500
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    4 out of 5

    Just a few things

    Written By David, Baltimore on Wednesday, July 09, 2008
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    This unit is nice but there are a few features "or the lack of" that would
    have made me pick another system. The first issue is when the unit is
    closed, there is no way to keep the time displayed like on a stock radio.
    Another thing is that you can't change the color to match your dash, it only
    shows in blue. The last thing is it is not set up for Sirius, only XM and as
    you know, Howard Stern Rules !!!
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    5 out of 5

    great over all package

    Written By Matthew, Newington, CT on Monday, July 07, 2008
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    this product is great, the ipod interface is the best i've seen. the hd radio works awsome. i also purchased the nav101 and it works great the only down side of the VM9312 HD is that you cant PIP to the nav screen while listening to music. but you can listen to the music while the nav is running you just cant see the map. audio cuts out when NAV needs to direct you, but other than that it's wll worth the money. i would recomend it to anyone who needs all these features for fun.
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    3 out of 5

    Jensen VM9312HD

    Written By Anonymous, Chicago Il. on Sunday, June 08, 2008
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    I bought the unit for the HD and am pleased with it overall. Looks unobtrusive when closed which is great and the fact that it can be operated closed is also good. Sound is impressive but at higher levels you can hear distortion and a hiss.. Recommend an external amp to clean up the sound. Setup was easy and menus are good looking and complete. Something I didn't like was the autosearch button for channels in the top left corner.. I wish this was a screen choice instead. When the screen is closed this button gets pressed accidently by friends and it changes your saved channel list.. Could have been devoted to selecting saved channels as this cannot be done with the screen closed unless you use the remote. Another fault I see is when time is displayed and channel is changed you don't know what channel it is unless you change the display choice.. Just wish it could have at least shown channel and then gone back to time display like a factory radio.. Something not mentioned is that it will accept the NAV101 unit a nice touch.. Hope to see a review here on this with the navagation feature installed.. Would like to see if it would allow both nav features and music at the same time.. I picked this unit because it was the only one with the features I wanted that fit my truck..
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    4 out of 5

    Great DVD Feature, Weak HD Signal

    Written By Larry, Mission Viejo, CA on Sunday, June 08, 2008
     
    I purchased this unit for my 2007 Hummer H3. The DVD player is great and the powerful 160 watts total is perfect for my 4 speaker system. I wanted to get HD so I could get rid of my Sirius satellite radio and listen to free, digitally enhanced commercial free music on HD. The only negative thing I have found is the HD radio stations suffer alot of drop outs. I live in a major market region for HD stations however the constant interuptions in the signal make me turn on my Sirius and I'm back at square one. If they made a antenna adapter to boost the signal it would make the product more enjoyable.
    1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Awsome Product

    Written By Nick, New Bern, NC on Thursday, June 05, 2008
     
    This CD player is awsome. Crutchfield did a great job with getting it to me
    fast. The ffeatures on this cd player are great. For the money it is well
    worth every penny spent. The touch screen is very accurate and also the
    HD radio sounds very clear. Also the DVD playback is great, very clear
    picture and great sound. Sounds like your in a movie theatre. I would
    highly recommend this product to anybody who wants a great player!!!!
    3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Product for the money

    Written By Kiel, Harrisville Michigan on Tuesday, June 03, 2008
     
    I would definately recommend this Unit for anyone who is looking for an entry level In-Dash dvd receiver. The monitor is extremely clear and the controls are very easy to use. Installation in my 2003 S10 was a breeze
    1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    Great Unit!

    Written By Shawn, New Jersy on Wednesday, May 21, 2008
     
    Installed it in my 2002 jetta with a double din unit, its was a pain to fit, supplied directions are terrible, and i had to fabricate alot to make it fit properly.

    overall the unit is awesome, sounds great and looks great!
    great job on jensens part!
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    5 out of 5

    Jensen 9312 Product review

    Written By Gene, Maryland on Sunday, April 20, 2008
     
    I own a '97 F-150 Extended cab and was looking at replacing the head unit. I came across this in a sale so I decided to pick it up. When receiving this unit I was completely overwhelmed. (First time doing this) but, the directions were simple and the process went quite smooth. The switching of the head units ended up only taking about 2.5 hours (Due to the directions mentioning to "lift tabs and slide sleeve off" which in fact was, unscrew tabs from the sleeves. Other than that this project was easier than anticipated and I am very glad I decided to upgrade.

    Overall I would definitely recommend this product. I notice clearer sound through my stock speakers, beautiful clean picture, and the extras (such as camera, aux channel 1 and 2, Satellite radio, CD, Radio, and MP3) add all so much this piece of equipment. I am very glad that I picked this one up and would definitely do it again.

    5-Stars Crutchfield, 5 Stars
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    5 out of 5

    Jensen VM9312HD

    Written By wilfredo, Boyton Beach, Florida on Wednesday, April 16, 2008
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    Exelent , good quality sound and easy instalation. Will recoment to any one to purchase.
    32 out of 45 people found this helpful
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