DVD/Video CD Features
External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Motorized 7" TFT LCD Monitor:
The VM9512 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). 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 front of the frame of the screen and the
control. In addition, you can manually adjust the left/right angle of the screen
by pulling one side or the other outward.
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 VM9512 features a
secondary 8-character/Segment type LCD display. This display can be used
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 VM9512 also features hard-key
controls on the front of the unit, such as Volume, Source, Open, Display, Band, Rear, Repeat,
PIP, and Mute. One of the hard-keys is a 5-way joystick tracking control while
another is a is 3-way rotary dial audio control.
Remote Control: The VM9512 also
comes supplied with a 38-Key/5-way joystick, full-function, infrared wireless remote control.
The remote measures 2.075" wide x 5.512" long x 0.569" 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 VM9512 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, an USB port, and a proprietary jLink adapter port.
The MediaLink uses an attached 56" Bus-cable that plugs into the rear chassis of the
VM9512 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 = 2.923" (3.744" w/tabs), H = 1.392", D = 3.945"
Multi-Zone Capability: The
VM9512 has front and rear multi-zone capability, giving you the option of
playing an A/V source to front seat passengers and a different audio/video
source to rear seat passengers. Rear zone audio is fed to a pair of stereo RCA
jacks for use with a wireless headphone system. Rear zone video is sent to two
composite video outputs for connecting up to 2 video monitors. An additional RCA
pigtail is provided for one of the rear video monitors to allow touchscreen
control. You can select the rear source using the remote control or the main
Controls: 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: Acoustic, Urban, Rave, Latin, Dance, Hip Hop, Rock or User. When in the
User preset only, you can independently adjust the level of seven EQ bands
(80Hz, 250Hz, 600Hz, 1kHz, 4kHz, 10kHz, and 16kHz) between -12 and +12. In
addition, the subwoofer has a low pass crossover (50Hz, 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, and
150Hz) and phase control (0°/180°).
Surround Sound: This unit has
two surround modes: Dolby Digital and Dolby Pro Logic II. DPL II offers three
modes: music, movie, or matrix. When in surround mode, you can independently
adjust the relative volume of each channel from 0 to -24. At 0 (zero) the volume
of a particular channel is the same as the master volume. The channels that can
be adjusted are Front left, Front right, Center, Rear left, Rear right, and
Subwoofer. You can also select the type of surround to match your system: 4
channel, 4.1 channel, or 5.1 channel. A delay can be set for the center channel
of up to 5 ms, and for the rear speakers of up to 15 ms.
Source Level: You can adjust the relative volume of the unit source inputs up
or down to 6 dB to match the
external source's output level. The Source Level can be used for the VM9512's iPod, Disc, Radio, Satellite, Navigation, Aux In 1 and Aux In 2 sources.
D/A Converter: The VM9512 is
equipped with a high-performance 24-bit, 192kHz digital-to-analog converter with
a multi-bit Sigma-Delta modulator.
The VM9512 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 (DVD).
SD-Card Slot: The Jensen VM9512
features a front-panel SD-card slot which allows you to playback saved MP3/WMA
audio files from an SD-card. Once the SD-card is loaded, the unit will read the
audio media files on the card automatically. The unit supports up to a 4GB
Note: The SD-card slot does
not support video or still images. Not SD-card is included.
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 VM9512 to receive FM station identification call letters,
artist and song information for display on the unit's monitor.
Rear View Camera Compatible: The
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.
Anti-Theft Feature: The VM9512
is equipped with an anti-theft feature requiring the user to enter a 6-digit
password upon initial power on. Once the default user password is used to unlock
the unit, you can change to a new password, if desired.
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 in a preset sequence.
Disc Compatibility: The VM9512 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.
MediaPlex Twin Core Technology:
The Jensen VM9512 utilizes MediaPlex Twin Core Technology which incorporates
twin DVD chipsets into the unit for outstanding audio and video performance.
Electronic Shock Protection:
The VM9512 has a 2 MB memory buffer for DVD, CD, MP3, and WMA playback to
prevent skipping and audio dropouts.
You can choose from the following aspect ratio modes for the unit's motorized
- Cinema: 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.
PIP: You can use the unit's PIP
button on the remote control or front-panel to view a Piture-In-Picture image of
the Front source, Rear zone or NAV screen (when applicable). You can use the
left and right arrow keys on the remote
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, 6x, and 8x.
- Slow Motion: When playing
a DVD, there are four slow motion speeds in both directions: 1/2x, 1/4x, and
- 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
settings - 1.5x, 2x or 3x.
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.
The supplied jLink iPod cable allows you to connect an iPod to this unit through the
supplied MediaLink module's proprietary jLink port. 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 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 supplied jLink iPod cable.
Note: The iPod is
charged when it's connected to the head unit.
USB Controls: The VM9512's supplied MediaLink adapter
is equipped with a USB port for audio playback and basic control of your
portable MP3 player that features a USB audio/control output.
Note: USB cable not provided.
Bluetooth Controls: The Jensen VM9512 features built-in
Bluetooth technology and supports HFP, A2DP, AVRCP Bluetooth profiles.
Bluetooth's Hands Free Profile (HFP) allows you to operate your Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone, including Apple's iPhone through the VM9512 without having
to pick-up your cell-phone. You can dial and answer phone calls using the
VM9512's hard-key or touch-screen controls and the supplied IR remote control.
You can also select the VM9512 to automatically answering any incoming calls.
Audio from the call can be heard through vehicle's speakers while you carry on
your side of the conversation through the integrated microphone built into the
left side of the VM9512's face panel. You can also transfer the phonebook of
your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone wirelessly to the VM9512, allowing you to
view your phonebook on the unit's built-in monitor and use it's touch-screen
panel to select the number you want to dial out. In addition to the Bluetooth's
HFP profile, the VM9512 supports Bluetooth A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile) which allows you to play back audio files from your phone, PDA or
personal music player using a wireless Bluetooth connection. Along with A2DP,
the VM9512 also supports Bluetooth's Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
which allows the VM9512 to operate a Bluetooth enabled audio player via its
controls. You can control basic playback functions such as Play, Pause, Stop,
Song Select, etc. from the VM9512.
Note: Song information cannot be displayed on this
unit through Bluetooth. Currently the Apple iPhone does not support A2DP or
XM Satellite Radio Ready: The Jensen VM9512 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
Navigation Controls: 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 labeled "SMB".
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Multimedia Receiver: The
following connections are found on the rear chassis of the VM9512.
- 6-Channel Audio Preamp Outputs:
This unit has six
audio preamp outputs on 6" pigtails attached to the rear chassis: front left and right,
center, rear (surround) 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:
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.
- SMB: Proprietary input for
connection of optional Jensen Navigation Unit (NAV101, sold separately).
- MZ-TFT: Single RCA
composite video output used to connect another Touch Screen panel (sold
Stereo RCA outputs for use with a wireless headphone system in the rear
- 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).
- Antenna: Motorola antenna
input for connection of a standard AM/FM antenna.
Note: There is an
SD-card slot located on the front panel of the unit for playback of
saved audio files.
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 VM9512.
- 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.
- USB: single Type-A USB
connector for support of hard drives and flash memory drives