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by Ken Nail
Jensen

Why install a car stereo with built-in GPS?

Imagine taking a trip as your car's receiver gives you directions, finds the best restaurant for dinner, and plays movies for your back seat denizens. Navigation receivers cover all the bases, with GPS guidance, DVD playback, and a host of other useful features. You can search through millions of points of interest to locate gas stations, restaurants, museums, and other interesting spots, wherever you are. Most receivers offer Bluetooth capability for hands-free calling, along with the ability to search through your iPod playlists with touchscreen controls.

Jensen's VM9414 navigation receiver allows you to upgrade your car's audio system to a multi-media powerhouse, even though you only have room for a single-sized receiver. It sports a powerful built-in navigation system, CD and DVD playback, iPod® control, plus a well-rounded variety of audio and video capabilities.

Navigation built in
You'll find your way with ease with the VM9414's navigation system, developed hand-in-hand with industry leaders like Horizon Navigation, NavMate, and Tele Atlas. The receiver boasts 11 million points of interest through the entire United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, with accurate routes, reliable guidance and time estimates. Maps and information are preloaded on an easy-to-access 2 GB SD™ card, so updating down the road is a quick and easy operation.

Audio and video capabilities
Play your store-bought or home-burned audio discs on the VM9414 — including CD or DVD discs you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files. Further your sound enjoyment by adjusting the audio with the 3-band equalizer, or keep it simple by selecting one of the eight preset EQ curves.

If the car is parked, you can enjoy DVD movies on the motorized fold-out 7" screen, and you can add Jensen's optional J-Link cable to view iPod® video content. Two video outputs make it easy to add video screens to your system for the rear-seat passengers and the dual-zone control lets them enjoy a DVD on the road while you listen to another source up front. Jensen includes a full-featured remote so your passengers can control the entertainment.

Convenient system building
If you're building a high-powered system, you'll enjoy the utility of front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs, with a sub level control to boot. Large vehicle owners, you'll appreciate the ability to add a rear-view camera to this receiver — put your vehicle in reverse and the view behind you pops up on the screen.

Want to keep your car's steering wheel audio controls?
In most vehicles, you can use this adapter to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Jensen stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Jensen, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls.

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:
    • in-dash navigation receiver with 7" fold-out touchscreen
    • internal amp (13 watts RMS CEA-2006/40 peak x 4 channels)
    • fits single-sized (2" tall) dash openings
    • built-in navigation system with 11 million points of interest
    • plays CDs and DVDs (including MP3 and WMA files on disc)
    • remote control
    Audio features:
    • 3-band equalizer
    Expandability:
    • iPod control built-in, add Jensen's jLinkUSB adapter to watch video content
    • compatible with Jensen Bluetooth adapter
    • inputs: rear A/V input, front A/V input, rear USB input, front SD card slot, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: two video outputs, 5-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, and mono subwoofer)
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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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    No
    Video Screen
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    Yes
    Preamp Voltage
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    2 volts
    Display Color
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    Key Button Color
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    White
    EQ Bands
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    3
    Wireless Remote
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    Yes
    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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    Front AV
    USB Input
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    Rear
    Memory Card Slot
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    USB Memory, SD
    Bluetooth Compatible
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    Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready
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    Yes
    HD Radio
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    Navigation
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    iPod Compatibility
    Full size
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    Classic/5Gen
    Nano
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    Nano6/Nano5/Nano4/Nano3/Nano2/
    Touch
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    Touch4/Touch3/Touch2/Touch1
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    iPhone
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    Phone4/Phone3GS/Phone3G/Phone
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity
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    9 dBf
    European Tuning
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    Yes
    Seek/Scan
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    Seek
    Radio Data System
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    What's in the box?

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    • Multimedia/Navigation receiver with integrated monitor
    • Sleeve (installed with 4 small screws)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness (has in-line noise filter and 15A fuse)
    • AUX input harness
    • Preamp/AV output harness
    • Wireless remote control (with CR2025 battery installed)
    • MediaLink module
    • GPS antenna with magnetic base and attached 16.5' cable
    • 5' AV minijack cable
    • 8.25' Parking brake light detection wire (pink)
    • 6.625" Mounting back strap
    • Rear support stud
    • Rubber bushing
    • Large self-tapping screw
    • 2 Small self-tapping screws
    • 4 Large pan-head machine screws
    • 4 Small pan-head machine screws
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Self-adhesive velcro
    • 2 Plastic caps
    • Operating Instructions
    • Installation Guide
    • Limited Warranty sheet
    • InstallerNet brochure
    • emusic offer card
    • "STOP" note

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    Display Features
    Built-in Navigation
    Audio Section
    Radio Functions
    Disc/SD-card Playback
    MediaLink Module
    AV Connections
    Bluetooth/Remote Control

    Display Features

    7.0" Touchscreen Display: The Jensen VM9414 features a motorized, retractable 7.0" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen has a resolution of 1440 (H) x 234 (V) with 336,960 total pixels. This unit has touch screen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.

    Angle Adjustment: The monitor angle (1-7) can be adjusted for optimum viewing.

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

    Dimmer: You can adjust the picture's brightness manually, or set the display to automatically dim when ambient light is low.

    PRK SW: 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. 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).

    Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the unit's LCD touch-panel controls, the VM9414 also features hard-key controls on the bottom of the unit's front-panel. The unit provides two rotary controls along with push-button control.

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

    Anti-Theft Feature: The VM9414 is equipped with an anti-theft feature requiring you to enter a 6-digit password upon initial power-on.

    Built-in Navigation

    Horizon NavMate Navigation System: The Jensen VM9414 features a built-in navigation system to lead you straight to your desired destination. It's easy-to-use and intuitive interface lets you plan your trip to suit your personal preferences and interests, find and save (bookmark) interesting destinations before you begin your trip, and navigate your route.

    GPS (Global Positioning System): The VM9414 uses a vehicle GPS-based navigation device which utilizes digital map data to guide you from your selected location (A) to your desired destination (B), using information obtained from a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).

    Note: The initial GPS location lock is best established when your vehicle is in park. If the device is in motion, the signal can take longer to initially connect. Once the initial coordinates are established, the navigation software will follow you as you move and navigate.

    Tele Atlas Map Data: The navigation map data covers the continental US, Alaska, and Hawaii.

    Visual & Audible Commands: The built-in navigation software will guide you along the shortest or quickest route from point-A to point-B using an on-screen map and voice commands. You can choose between a male or female voice (English only).

    Map Screen: During navigation the Map Screen display your route (in yellow) and your surroundings. A red/blue arrow indentifies your current position. The upcoming maneuver is visualized in the upper left corner, along with the distance and approximate time before that turn. When you come up to a turn, you will hear a voice command at the appropriate time.

    2D/3D Map: You can changes the perspective of the map from 2D North-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with North at the top), 2D Track-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with your direction of travel at the top of the screen), 3D Track-Up (displays the map in 3 dimensions with your direction of travel at the top of screen). You can also choose a split-screen which displays both a 2D and 3D map side-by-side.

    Color Modes: Select between Day (for a bright background), Night (for a dark background) or Auto (to automatically switch between the two).

    Look Ahead Feature: The integrated NavMate software offers a convenient interactive look-ahead search function to prevent misspelling when entering in a destination using the units touchscreen keyboard. Only keys that lead to a search result can be pressed, while all other are grayed out.

    Destination Search: The Jensen VM9414 offers the following destination search modes.

    • Home: Allows you to save your home address, so you can quickly navigate to your house from anywhere.
    • Office: Allows you to save your office address, so you can navigate back to it quickly.
    • Address: Allows you to enter an address (street, city, zip-code) as a destination.
    • Intersection: You can select to navigate to where to roads intersect.
    • Coordinates: Route to a destination by directly entering latitude and longitude values.
    • POI: Allows you to select from a points-of-interest directory (over 10 million) for your destination. You can quickly find POIs such as gas stations, restaurants, hotels, banks, movie theaters, etc. You can even create your own POI category. These places can be near your current position or near a selected State or Province.
    • Favorites (Address Book): You can save your favorite destinations and addresses, so you can quickly access them.
    • Recent History: Previous destinations (up to 15) are automatically saved to memory (History). This feature helps you quickly locate the address and return to a previous destination.
    • Browse: Or, you can simply browse the map and press a spot on the map to navigate to.

    Route Preferences: You can determine how the unit's built-in navigation software will calculate your route by setting the following preferences.

    • Shortest Time: Calculate route based on the fastest time.
    • Avoid Freeway: Try not to use highways when calculating routes.
    • Avoid Tolls: Do not use toll roads when calculating routes.
    • Use Ferries: Use ferry travel when calculating routes.

    Simulation: This function lets you preview the route that has been calculated for your destination.

    Intersection Zoom: As you approach an intersection, the map will automatically zoom in to show a close-up view of the roads near the intersection point on the right side of the screen.

    Auto Reroute: If you intentionally or accidentally leave the current route, the NavMate software will automatically recalculate the route and prompt you to get back on track to your destination.

    Turn-by-Turn List: While navigating, you can view a turn-by-turn list of upcoming maneuvers.

    Detour: If you are unable to complete the route as calculated, you can add a Detour to the route that will allow you t stay on track to your destination.

    Trip Computer: The Trip Computer provides information about your vehicle speed, trip related timing, elevation, odometer, and clock readings.

    Trail Book: The Trail Book feature allows you to create a path using map points when navigation data is not available.

    Trip Book: The Trip Book is a collection of trips, with each trip representing a set of multiple destinations.

    Audio Section

    D/A Converter: The VM9414 is equipped with a high-performance 24-bit, 192kHz digital-to-analog converter with a multi-bit Sigma-Delta modulator.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the VM9414 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 VM9414 are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs:13 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 40 watts x 4 channels (160 watts total)

    5-Channel Audio Preamp Outputs: This unit has five audio preamp outputs (stereo Front, stereo Rear, and mono Sub). In addition, the subwoofer preamp output has an adjustable low pass crossover (80/100/120/140/160Hz), and level adjustment (-7 to +7)

    Start Volume: You can set the head unit to turn-on to the last volume level adjustment when turned off, or turn-on to a pre-defined volume level every time you power up the radio.

    Preset EQ: Preset EQ curves are stored into memory, allowing you to recall the best setting for different types of music. You may choose from the following presets: Jazz, Pop, Classical, Rock, News, Urban, Rave, Movie, Techno, Flat, or User.

    3-Band EQ: In the User EQ mode, you are able to manually adjust the head unit's Bass, Midrange, and Treble. You can also choose the center frequency to be adjusted.

    Setting Frequency Level
    Bass 60, 80, 100, or 120 Hz -12 to +12 dB
    Midrange 0.5, 1, 1.5, or 2.5 kHz
    Treble 8, 10, 12.5, or15 kHz

    Note: The Bass Q-Factor can be adjusted to Wide 1, Wide 2, Narrow 1, or Narrow 2.

    Source Level: You can increase the relative volume (-7 to +7) of the unit's source inputs to match the external source's output level. The Source Level can be used for the VM9414's Radio, Disc, USB, SD, iPod, Auxiliary, Navigation (optional), or Bluetooth (optional).

    Beep Tones: An audible beep tone confirms each function selection. The beep tone can be disabled/enabled in the 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 for reliable operation and sound quality.

    Radio Functions

    AM/FM Tuner: The head unit features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, preset, and direct tuning.

    Preset Tuning: 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 (30 total). You can also automatically store the six strongest stations in your area inside the current selected band.

    Preset Scan: In addition, the tuner features a Preset Scan function which allows you to preview your stored preset stations in the selected band.

    Direct Tuning: The built-in AM/FM tuner also allows direct frequency tuning through the unit's touch-screen panel or supplied wireless remote control.

    Local Seek: 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.

    European Tuning: The tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.

    XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio connect the optional CNP2000UCA XM Tuner and the CNP-JEN1 Jensen adapter cable (package item number 700XMJEN2, sold separately).

    Disc/SD-card Playback

    Disc Slot: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier, because you don't have to retract the monitor before loading or ejecting a disc.

    Disc Compatibility: The VM9414 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
    • Compressed Files: MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG 1/2

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

    MP3/WMA Playback: The VM9414 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 of 48 kHz. Up to 1500 songs/files can be supported from a compatible disc. This unit will only recognize 3 folder levels.

    JPEG Playback: The unit supports playback of JPEG still images recorded on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs. You can view a thumbnail display of available images as well as rotate a selected image 360-degrees in 90-degree increments.

    SD Card Slot: The Jensen VM9414 is equipped with a front-panel SD-card slot. The head unit supports playback of MP3/WMA (128kbps) audio files recorded on SD/SDHC memory cards up to 8GB. It will also playback JPEG still images stored on an SD/SDHC card. Up to 1500 songs/files can be supported from a compatible disc. This unit will only recognize 3 folder levels.

    Note: SD/SDHC-memory cards larger than 8GB are not supported.

    DVD Touch-Screen Controls: While playing a DVD you can press the screen to access disc information and playback functions. The following are some of the playback controls that are displayed when the bottom 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 16x.
    • 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.
    • Direct Search: During DVD you can use the numeric keypad on the remote control or on the touch-screen display to access a chapter directly.

    Note: When playing a Video CD, the repeat function is not available. For MP3/WMA, you can repeat the current file.

    Random Play: When playing a CD disc, you can play the tracks or files in random order.

    Intro Scan: During CD-audio playback you can play the first 10 seconds of each track or file.

    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.

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

    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.

    Off Eject: You can eject a disc with the unit powered off. You cannot insert a disc with the head unit powered off.

    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 30-degrees of horizontal.

    Media Link Module

    MediaLink Module: The Jensen VM9414 utilizes a separate MediaLink module for easy connection and disconnection of your iPod, portable A/V equipment, or other portable MP3 player. The MediaLink features an AV 3.5mm minijack and a USB type-A port. The MediaLink uses an attached 5' AV/USB cable that plugs into the rear chassis of the VM9414, which allows the MediaLink module to be installed under the dash or in other various locations to make hooking-up and unhooking your portable A/V equipment much easier. Dimensions: W = 2.375", H = 0.8125", D = 3.0"

    Audio/Video Input: The included MediaLink features a 3.5mm AV input for connecting a portable audio/video device such as a portable digital media player.

    USB Port: The Jensen VM9414's MediaLink module features a USB type-A port for playback of MP3 (128kbps) and WMA (128kbps) audio files recorded in FAT 16 or FAT32 on a connected USB flash memory device, as well as USB portable hard drives formatted to FAT 32. The head unit also support JPEG still image playback via USB. Up to 1500 songs/files can be recognized from one USB mass storage device (it will only recognize 3 folder levels). The VM9414HD will also display ID3 tag information.

    iPod Control: The optional jLink-USB cable (110JLINUSB, sold separately) allows you to connect select iPods or iPhones to this unit through the head unit's included MediaLink module (using both the USB port and AV 3.5mm input). Once an iPod/iPhone is connected, you can playback audio/video content from your iPod on the VM9414. The Jensen head unit will also display text information such as song, track or artist name from your connected iPod/iPhone. You can directly control audio/video functions of your iPod from the head unit's touchscreen or supplied IR remote. During audio playback of your iPod/iPhone, the touch-screen and click-wheel controls will be locked. Your iPod/iPhone is also charged when it is connected to the head unit. If you only require iPod audio playback, you can simply connect your iPod to the VM9414 via the USB/Dock connector cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. The Jensen VM9414 and optional jLink-USB cable are "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of November 2011):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info
    dock connector 3rd N/A N N N N N N N
    clickwheel
    color
    4th N/A N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N/A N N N N N N N
    2nd N/A N N N N N N N
    video 5th 1.3 Y 3.5mm Y N Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 1.1 PC Y N Y N Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3rd 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4th 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    3GS 4.3.5 Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    4 5.0.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y

    Note: 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 revert to the older software version or wait until a newer software update is available.

    iPod/iPhone Photo Playback: Your iPod's clickwheel or touchscreen is locked during music and video playback. However, to view photos, you will need to use your iPod's clickwheel or touchscreen to control playback.

    iPod Video Playback: The VM9414 does not support video playback from the iPod video (5th gen) when used with the jLink-USB cable. Instead the head unit requires an AV minijack connection for video playback of your iPod video (5th gen), which offers no information display, control, or charging.

    AV Connections

    Dual Video Outs: Dual rear-panel RCA composite video-output jacks allow you add external monitors such as rear headrest monitors (sold separately).

    Multi-zone Audio Outputs: The VM9414 is equipped with a pair of stereo RCA outputs which can be used in conjunction with the dual video outputs for dual zone playback. The unit will only play the DVD/CD source for Zone 2.

    AV Input: The Jensen VM9414 features a front-panel 3.5mm AV input for easy connection of your portable MP3 player.

    Rear View Camera Input: The VM9414 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.

    Bluetooth/Remote Control

    Bluetooth Ready: The VM9414 supports Jensen's add-on Bluetooth interface (110BTM15, sold separately). The Jensen BTM15 is Bluetooth 2.0 compliant and supports the following Bluetooth profiles: HFP (Hands-free talking for safety and convenience from a Bluetooth enabled cell-phone) and A2DP/AVRCP (Wireless audio streaming and control from your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone or portable digital audio device). The Jensen BTM15 features a 9.75' cable terminated by a proprietary connector and 3.5mm connector which plugs into the head unit's BT-Bus port and microphone input (if equipped).

    • Bluetooth Phone: The Jensen BTM15 (sold separately) allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. The optional add-on Bluetooth interface features a built-in microphone to speak into during your phone conversation, while the other party is heard through your vehicle's speakers. Incoming phone call information will be displayed on the VM9414's integrated monitor. The Jensen BTM15 features a single "Talk" button which allows you to answer and end incoming phone calls. All other functions, such as dialing out will be controlled from the head unit and its remote control. You can enter a phone number using the touchscreen keypad, from your downloaded phonebook, or from a call history list (up to 10). The Jensen add-on Bluetooth interface features an attached visor-clip to mount the unit to your vehicle's sun-visor. The visor-clip can be removed and the BTM15 can be mounted to your dash using the supplied velcro strip.
    • Bluetooth Audio: The optional add-on Bluetooth interface allows you to play back audio files from your Bluetooth enabled phone, PDA, or personal music player using a Bluetooth connection. You can also control the music stored on your Bluetooth audio player from the VM9414.

    Note: Not all Bluetooth enabled devices will be compatible with the BTM15 and the VM9414.

    Remote Control: The VM9414 also comes supplied with a 40-Key, full-function, infrared wireless remote control.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS, sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (120ASWC, sold separately).

    Note: Please consult the Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.

     
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    Jensen VM9414

    Written By Mike M., Long Valley, NJ on Thursday, February 02, 2012
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    Overall, an excellent value. The other choices fitting my 2001 MB E320 were a Kenwood or Pioneer. The navigation system is acceptable although it isn't as good as a Garmin which comes as an option with the Kenwood. However, it would add about an $400 to the Kenwood and its DVD/Radio features were not as good as the Jensen. The navigation system is a second priority for me so the Jensen was a clear choice. Also, the Jensen ability to play all functions with the screen closed is a big feature because the open screen blocks the MB heating/AC controls. In sum, it has performed better than I expected so I'm very satisfied.
    Pros:
    - Rotary knobs for volume, tuning, mp3 selection makes it easy to find/adjust while driving without having to look. - Remembers last mp3 played upon car restart. - FM excellent; AM exceptional (for those AM news stations listeners). - Navigation audio, mp3s, radio continues to function even with screen closed. - Touchscreen feature/functionality flexible, logical, and easy to use. - DVD disk fully loaded with mp3s plays flawlessly. - Works seamlessly with MB factory Bose amplier system.
    Cons:
    - Navigation performance mediocre: gets you there OK but with occasional audio directional quirkiness (sometimes choppy, etc.); address entry logic a little cumbersome -- not as streamolines as a Garmin).
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    5 out of 5

    Really Really Pleased - Great Stereo!

    Written By pflugerbird, Austin, TX on Monday, January 30, 2012
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    Has all the features I wanted - Looks great and sounds great. Works perfectly without any flaws. Is software updateable, both the stereo and the GPS. GPS is different than the Garmin's I have come to be used to - but it has several neat functions that I didn't have with my Garmin. I am very very pleased.
    Pros:
    Fits in a 1-Din slot. Controls are easy to understand and use. Full featured stereo.
    Cons:
    Screen does not swivel. The screen has plenty of tilt control, but no swivel control. But this has not presented any issues at all in seeing the screen.
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    4 out of 5

    Is It Just Me??

    Written By Nuts-and -bolts guy, Fairfield, CA on Saturday, August 20, 2011
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    Is this is the most ambitious aftermarket car electronics device ever? After admiring my sister's Lincoln Navigator dash unit I was determined to give my pickup some high tech chops. Took me days to complete the installation, but I am very fussy with split tubing and silicone tape and nylock nuts.. it's a disease. Anyhow, I have not nearly made peace with the interface and have to dive for the dinky manual for almost everything I want to do every single time I do it. Check back with me in a few weeks, but for now I will take the blame and keep hitting the books. Big complaint: It HATES a DVD I burned with $350 worth of my favorite tunes when it clearly says it will play DVDs with WMAs and MP3s. Thanks for listening!
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    4 out of 5

    Good value

    Written By Anonymous, Pinehurst, NC on Monday, August 08, 2011
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    Exceptional value - has all the features I wanted and at a great price. Gave new life to my 2004 Pacifica - it's the only system I could find that fits, and I actually like my car again. Was ready to trade - now I'll keep it. Ipod interface exceptional. Bluetooth (with optional BTM 15 hookup) works great. Nav system is acceptable, but not as good as several others I've seen. Street names only show up in highest zoom ratio. And if they do appear, they are not clear. Not exactly intuitive to use, but it does work! The Jcam had to be mounted below the bumper due to difficulty installing in the rear hatch. There are no guidelines, and does not work well at night or in very low light. I had everything installed by Best Buy ($200.) I'm not bad at installing this stuff, but the camera was a challenge, even for the pros.

    All in all, a good product - lots of bang for the buck. I'm happy with it, and it breathed new life in my car.
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    5 out of 5

    Phenomenal product and support

    Written By LoneRanger, Branford, CT on Monday, June 27, 2011
     
    Order it, recived when promissed, installed in half a day minus the camera which I will do later. My wife is very happy with the hands free device, the ipod controls, appearance and features though the GPS instruction are somewhat useless (no reflection on Crutchfield) but so far so good. Thank you for been there and answering my questions when I had doubts.

    LoneRanger
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    5 out of 5

    Jensen VM9414

    Written By Nick, Maple Shade on Wednesday, June 01, 2011
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    just installed the vm9414 today and its amazing. good gps so far and the screen is perfect. as a 18 year old who installed it myself and wasent that hard to do. the hardest part was finding the parking break wire. i havent hooked up the rear view camera yet but the hardest part should be connecting it to the reverse gear shift on my 99 mustang. i had to modify the front bezel a little because the screen wouldent close but it wasent that hard to figure out and it could just be the way i pushed it on. but all in all a great product from jensen and a great job by crutchfield for their fast shipping and all the free accessories.
    4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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    1 out of 5

    VM9414 Not worth it!

    Written By TerryD, San Clemente, CA on Monday, May 30, 2011
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    I did a lot of research and though that this sounded like a good product, even though I was Hesitant on buying a "Jensen" product. I've had this unit for about a Month now....and I hate it!!!! I am going to see if crutchfield will take it back. Ok.... Here are the issues, I've had about 4 GPS units so far, but I wanted a all in one unit for my car that was built in so I got the VM9414...... It has the WORST GPS I have ever owned!!!! The three GPS's on my iphone works a thousand times better then this piece of junk. When your driving it is extremely slow to keep up with you, it does not show you the ALL the streets around you as you drive or even when your sitting at an intersection, some streets quickly flash and go away before your can even read them. Tells you to get on one freeway then when you do it says get on the other freeway! The directions are not accurate and you can not keep the screen from popping out at every stop.... unless you turn it off. When the unit is off the clock does not even display. Oh BIG PROBLEM....... Its is not compatible with iphones, so even though the bluetooth works good with incoming calls, it does not sync to the iphone address book so you can not make handsfree calls while driving.. I called audiovox and they blamed it on Apples firmware.... thats a load of bull! My Parrot bluetooth works flawlessly in my truck!. Yes the price is cheap....but so is this product! No more Jensens for me
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    2 out of 5

    Good Radio - Horrid GPS

    Written By seabumb, Beaumont, TX on Monday, April 04, 2011
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    I chose this system over others after reading the reviewers comments about how great the GPS navigation is in this system. Well, it is NOT. It is HORRID. It cannot route me 25 miles between my home and office or between my home and a home I am rebuilding, also 25 miles away. With both destinations the system chooses to ignore the major highways and route me over 60 - yes SIXTY - miles out of my way. When I take the shortest and quickest route (which the system does not recognize) it continuously, almost ever 5 seconds, tells me to turn around. This is STUPID!!!

    Thinking maybe the navigation upgrade from Horizon would fix the problem I purchased it. I don't know if it will fix the problem. The system will not accept the Activation Code sent to me with the software download. So I now have a radio with a pretty screen but NO NAVIGATION. Horizon refuses to return my calls and emails to fix the Activation Code issue. Had I not already installed this system and hard soldered in the adapter cable for my vehicle I would return this hunk of junk and pay twice as much for the Kenwood with Garmin.

    If you are serious about GPS Navigation do not even think about this system!

    iPod Adapter is back ordered for an undisclosed amount of time. Everything else seems to work fine and the system even makes my old speakers sound pretty good. I imagine the new speakers will sound even better but I doubt I will be keeping this as it is USELESS for me without Navigation.
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    5 out of 5

    Great radio, GPS, DVD, ipod, etc

    Written By WesE, Charlottesville, VA on Friday, January 14, 2011
     
    I never thought I would buy a Jensen radio, but after looking at all the GPS
    units at the Crutchfield store I was sold on this one. The audio is great.
    Drives my four 6x8 Infinity kappa speakers very cleanly and very loud. I used
    the sub output to drive a powered sub..the sub controls are ok..but not great.
    I have the add-on bluetooth adapter and use it with my iphone. Works great for
    hands free and dialling through the display. Must make sure that unit does not
    connect to bluetooth music on cell phone, or the telephone feature stops working
    (this plagues other radios/phones too). I have had the unit for over 6 months.
    I have it connected to a ipod classic and the ipod controls work great...just
    give it enough time to sync up the first time you plug it in. Occasionally, the
    bluetooth will stop working, and once the front speakers stopped working.
    Pressing the reset button on the front of the unit restored normal operation in
    all cases, which I probably have to do once every
    couple of months.

    So the radio does have some quarks, like the buttons do not dim or change color,
    the gps screen does not automatically switch between day and night illumination
    mode...have to manually change color scheme between day and night. Internal fan
    seems noisy at first, but is only noticeable when the music is not playing and
    the engine is off. GPS function does work well, and has many Points of
    interest programmed.

    But for the money...this radio is awesome!
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    5 out of 5

    Awesome

    Written By Chris, PA on Saturday, December 11, 2010
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    Awesome unit, awesome support by Crutchfield. The screen got stuck after about six
    months and I called CrutchField and they sent me a new unit no problem. Awesome
    unit, would definitely recommend this to friends.
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    4 out of 5

    good item and good support

    Written By Mau, Birmingham alabama on Thursday, November 04, 2010
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    Very good item. Mounted in a passat. the accessories from Crutchfield are good and
    facilitate a lot the instalation. Nav works great lock satellite from inside the garage. GPS
    antenna wire was short for my station wagon to locate it on the back roof, so i located on
    the front. I secured it with silicone. I am not sure it will withstend an automatic wash so
    be aware of that. bluetooth works great with the adapter from jensen. Plays music files
    through my BT from the telephone and you can command the telephone player from the
    touch screen. It does not dim and can't change illumination color. It will be best if all the
    additional connections in the back could be removable because they are bulky could
    create problems in tight spaces as in my case.
    i will post more after other tests.
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    5 out of 5

    Jensen VM9414

    Written By Scott C, San Diego, Ca on Friday, October 15, 2010
     
    Great unit for this price I've had other flip screens in the past this one is the best so far with all the features like ipod and bluetooth and the nav works great too. and the other thing that is great about this unit is that its all in the head unit no hideaway that you have to mount somewhere else and run cables i put it my F350 so not much room to hide things, The only thing that i've found so far is if you put the face in the down/away location when you start the car back up, the screen opens back up wish there was an option to have the screen to open or close at startup ,not a big deal Ive had pioneer and kenwood and believe it or not I would go with this unit all day long and at half to 1/3 the price no brainer.
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    5 out of 5

    does what it says

    Written By wc, neb on Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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    this is a very fine multimedia radio with lots of rooms for future upgrades like ipod bluetooth i luv the usb with up 8gb mem not a real need for cds on this one also the nav is excellent took me a while to get it going nice upgrade for my 04 mach stang. i give this five stars.highly recommend ps.touchscreen is awesome
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