DVD/Video CD Features
External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Motorized 7" TFT LCD Monitor:
The VM9312 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
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
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.
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 VM9312 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.
Hard-Key Controls: In addition
to the unit's LCD touch-panel controls the VM9312 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
Remote Control: The VM9312 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.
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 VM9312 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
VM9312 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.
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, 100 or 120Hz, 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 VM9312's
iPod, Disc, Radio, Satellite, Aux In 1 and Aux In 2 sources.
D/A Converter: The VM9312 is
equipped with a high-performance 24-bit, 192kHz digital-to-analog converter with
a multi-bit Sigma-Delta modulator.
The VM9312 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 can be supported from a compatible disc.
AM/FM Tuner: 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 USA, Europe, Latin America, and Asia frequency spacing.
RDS: The unit's tuner supports
RDS which allows the VM9312 to receive FM station identification call letters,
artist and song information for display on the unit's monitor.
Rear View Camera Compatible: The VM9312
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.
12 or 24 Hour Clock: You can
set the unit to display a 12 or 24 hour clock.
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.
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.
DVD/Video CD Features
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.
Disc Compatibility: The VM9312 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: Audio CD (CD-DA),
- Other: MP3, WMA, JPEG,
MPEG1, MPEG2, AVI, XviD, DivX
Note: 8 cm discs should
not be used in this unit.
You can choose from the following aspect ratio modes for the unit's motorized
- 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
Multi-Angle Display: This
function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a
number of different angles.
Note: This function is
limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.
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.
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.
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,
- 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.
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.
Zoom: When playing DVDs and
Video CDs, you can enlarge the picture using the zoom feature. You can choose
one of three zoom
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.
jLink Adapter-ready: The
adapter (110JLINKIC) 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 a photo iPod
or video iPod, 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.
Note: The iPod is
charged when it's connected to the head unit.
XM Satellite Radio Ready: The Jensen VM9312 supports XM
Radio via the optional CNP2000UC XMdirect2 Tuner (sold separately) and the
Jensen CNPJEN1 Connection Cable (package # 700XMJEN1). In addition, you will
need a subscription to XM Satellite Radio. XM Satellite Radio programming
offers 170 digital radio channels including 69 channels of commercial free
music, plus news, sports, talk, comedy, and other entertainment programming from
coast to coast. XM also offers instant traffic and weather alerts for 21 major
US cities, as well as live sports broadcasts from Major League Baseball, NHL,
the PGA tour, Indy car racing and several major college conferences.
Note: XM Satellite radio service is available only
within the continental United States. Service is not available in Alaska and
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Multimedia Receiver: The
following connections are found on the rear chassis of the VM9312.
- 5-Channel Audio Preamp Outputs:
This unit has five
audio preamp outputs on 6" pigtails attached to the rear chassis: front left and right, rear left and right, and mono-subwoofer.
- Aux Input 1 and 2: Aux Inputs
1 and 2 consist of left and right RCA audio jacks and an RCA composite video
jack on 4" pigtails attached to the rear chassis, allowing you to connect external A/V equipment to this head unit and to
the MediaLink module.
- Video Out 1 and 2: These
RCA composite video-output jacks allow you add external monitors such as rear
headrest monitors (sold separately).
- Camera: Single RCA
composite video input used to connect a backup camera.
- MediaLink Bus Cable:
Proprietary Bus connection that connects to the attached cable of the
supplied MediaLink module.
- MZ-TFT: Single RCA
composite video output used to connect another Touch Screen panel (sold
- PRK SW: The pink parking
brake wire is used to connect to your parking brake light wire (video on the LCD
monitor can only be displayed when this unit's pink PRK SW wire senses that
the parking brake has been engaged in the vehicle)
MediaLink Module Connections: The
MediaLink Module has the following connections:
- MediaLink Cable: Attached
56" MediaLink cable with proprietary MediaLink Bus connector, left and right
RCA connectors and a composite video connector that plugs into the rear
chassis of the VM9312.
- iPod: round 8-pin jack
that connects to an optional iPod using the optional jLink adapter cable
- A/V Connections: Left and
Right RCA stereo audio jacks and one Composite video RCA jack for the
connection of external A/V equipment.
- 3.5mm Minijack: 3.5mm
minijack port for connection of your portable audio or MP3 player.
- MediaLink Module: W =
3.743", H = 1.372", D = 4.405" (5.275" with cables attached)