Jensen VX3020

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Bluetooth® connectivity and more

Jensen's VX3020 DVD receiver adds capabilities to your car's audio system that you won't find with your stock factory radio. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to take and make calls using your compatible phone through the stereo, all while keeping your hands on the wheel when talking. An outboard microphone lets your callers hear you clearly, even in noisy vehicles. Built-in A2DP technology allows you to stream music from your smartphone through this Jensen without the hassle of plugging in.

Crank the tunes

You'll get more enjoyment from your road trip song selections with Jensen's 3-band equalizer to set the sound the way you want it. And the VX3020 will play nearly any kind of disc, while the front USB input lets you pull songs from your thumb drive, Android phone, iPod®, or iPhone®.

Multimedia on the highway

The VX3020 includes front and rear audio/video inputs so you can add on a portable audio player, camcorder, or other video sources.  And for the safety-minded, a dedicated input on the rear panel accommodates an optional rear-view camera.

Want to keep your steering wheel audio controls?

In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with this car stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and radio, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. You'll see the adapters that work with your vehicle when you add this receiver to your cart.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.

Product Highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in internal amp (13 watts RMS CEA-2006/40 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.2" touchscreen display
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • control over select Android smartphones (see Details tab for more information)
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 3-band equalizer with 8 preset tone curves
    • subwoofer controls
    Expandability:
    • inputs: front USB input, front (minijack) and rear (RCA) A/V inputs, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, mono subwoofer), rear A/V output
    Other Information:

    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.

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    What's in the box?

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    • DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.2" touchscreen monitor (15A fuse)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • AV/Preamp harness
    • Remote control
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery
    • Microphone w/ visor clip (attached 7.75' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • Self-adhesive mount
    • Rear support stud
    • Rubber bushing
    • Hex-head screw
    • Owner's Manual
    • Installation Guide
    • "STOP" sheet
    • Limited Warranty information

    Features and Specs

    General
    CEA-2006 Compliant Yes
    RMS Power Output 13 watts
    Peak Output 40 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Display Color
    Key Button Color White/Red
    EQ Bands 3
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Expandability
    AUX Input 3.5mm AV (front)
    USB Input Front
    Memory Card Slot USB
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    Mini ---
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes

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    Touchscreen Display
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc & USB Playback
    iPod/iPhone Integration
    Audio & Tuner Section
    A/V Connection
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.2" Touchscreen Display: The Jensen VX3020 features a fixed 6.2" widescreen touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 x RGB (x3) x 480 with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The Jensen VX3020 offers a variety of display adjustments to customize the display.

    Parking Brake Detection: 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 head unit's pink wire must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged.

    2-DIN Chassis: The Jensen VX3020 has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is no mounting-sleeve for Euro-mount vehicles. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the unit's LCD touchscreen controls, the VX3020 also features two push-buttons and a 3-way rotary dial on the left edge of the screen.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Jensen VX3020 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VX3020. Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the VX3020.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ external mic): The VX3020 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's touchscreen and carry on a phone conversation hands-free. The included external microphone carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You can make a call by entering the phone number, selecting a contact from your Phonebook list, or using the Call History Log of received/dialed/missed calls.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's phone number will be seen on the unit's LCD and a ring-tone will be heard through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming call from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can also set the unit to automatically answer an incoming call within 5 seconds.
    • Making A Call: You can make a call using the Jensen in-dash head unit's front-panel controls. Outgoing calls can be made be entering telephone numbers (0-9, *, #) directly via the head unit's touchscreen. You can also search for contact names in your mobile phone's phonebook from the Jensen VX3020 and then make your call. In addition, you can make a call by searching your mobile phone's call history (Received/Dialed/Missed).

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Jensen VX3020 allows you to play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or audio player. You can control basic music playback functions (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from the VX3020. Advanced music navigation will still need to be done through your Bluetooth mobile device. This unit does not display song/artist information from connected Bluetooth audio devices. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Jensen VX3020 has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier. The VX3020 supports playback of DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit supports MPEG/AVI/Xvid video & JPEG photo files recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Jensen VX3020 features a front-panel USB (type-A) port for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. The USB port enables playback of MP3/WMA audio files recorded in FAT16 or FAT32 on a connected USB mass storage class device. The head unit also supports JPEG still image and MPEG/AVI/Xvid video playback via USB. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    File Compatibility: The Jensen VX3020 supports the following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc, or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB (msc)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate up to 128kbps w/ sampling frequency up to 48kHz
    WMA: bit rate up to 128kbps w/ sampling frequency up to 48kHz
    Video MPEG-1/2, Xvid, AVI
    Photo JPEG
    Max # of Files/Folders 1,500 total files/folders
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags, WMA-tags

    Playback Functions: The Jensen VX3020 offers a variety of playback functions to enjoy your music, video, and photo files.

    • Repeat Play: Repeat Chapter, Titles, Tracks, and Folders on a disc or USB device.
    • A-B Repeat: A-B Repeat allows you to repeat a specific section of a DVD.
    • Random Play: When playing a disc or USB device, you can play audio tracks/files in random order.

    Search Functions: The VX3020 provides various search functions to find your music, videos, and photos.

    • Folder/File Search: This menu screen provides a search list for music, video, or photo files stored on your MP3/WMA disc or USB device.
    • Fast Forward/Fast Reverse: You can fast forward or reverse a track/chapter when playing a disc or USB device.
    • Direct Search: During disc or USB playback you can use the numeric keypad on the touch-screen display to access a chapter/track directly.

    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.

    iPod/iPhone Integration

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Jensen VX3020 DVD receiver supports connection to either Dock-connector or Lightning-connector Apple iPods and iPhones.

    • 30-Pin Dock Connector iPod/iPhone: The optional jLink-USB cable (110JLINUSB, sold separately) allows you to connect your iPod or Phone (w/ dock connector) to the VX3020 through the head unit's front-panel USB port and 3.5mm AV input. This type of connection supports playback of audio/video content stored on your Apple device, as well as music and movies streamed to your iPhone from select apps. If you only require iPod/iPhone audio playback, you can simply connect your iPod/iPhone to the VX3020's front-panel USB input via the USB/Dock connector cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. You will also need to use the included mini-USB (type-B) to USB (type-A) adapter cable for this connection.
    • Lightning-Connector iPod/iPhone: If you have an iPod/iPhone with the new Lightning-connector; use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit's front-panel USB input. These Apple devices only support audio playback of stored music and streamed music apps on your iPod/iPhone device. These Apple devices do not support video output.
    iPod/iPhone Control: The Jensen VX3020 offers music & video navigation, as well as display of song/artist information and battery charging.
    • Content Browsing: You can control your connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen. You can use the VX3020's touchscreen to browse your music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You can browse your videos by Movie, Music Videos, TV Shows, Video Podcasts, Rentals, and Video Playlists. You can also access a music track directly by using the head unit's touchscreen keypad. In addition, you can activate Random & Repeat playback modes. Most iPod/iPhone device's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked during connection (Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked).
    • Music Information: The Jensen VX3020 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information from stored music and select music apps. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, and Album Art.
    • Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1 of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Jensen VX3020 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model features (3/26/2014):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5* 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C* 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S* 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    5th* 7.1.1 Y N Y Y N Y Y N Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    7th* 1.02 PC Y N Y N Y Y Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y N
    2 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    3 7.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    4* 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y N
    mini* 7.1.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    Note:
    • *Requires the Lightning-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple device for audio playback only. These devices do not support video output.
    • Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is available.

    Audio & Tuner Section

    D/A Converter: The Jensen VX3020 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 VX3020 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 VX3020 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)

    2V/5Ch Preamp Outputs w/ Subwoofer Control: The Jensen VX3020 is equipped with five 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/mono-Sub). The front and rear channels are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading with an adjustable low-pass crossover filter (Off/80/120/160Hz) and separate level control (+/-12).

    EQ: The VX3020's built-in equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Optimal, Classic, Rock, Jazz, Techno, Pop, Flat, or User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band EQ (Bass, Mids, & Treble).

    Audio Enhancements: The Jensen DVD receiver offers a variety of audio settings to enhance your listening experience in your vehicle.

    • Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at lower volume.
    • Source Level: You can increase the relative volume (+/-6) of the unit's source inputs to match the external source's output level. The Source Level can be used for the VX3020's Radio, Disc, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, or AV input.

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

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The head unit features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, scan, preset, and direct tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible FM stations. FM stations with Radio Data System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular radio program signal.

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Direct Tuning: The built-in AM/FM tuner also allows direct frequency tuning through the unit's touchscreen panel.
    Note: The tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.

    A/V Connection

    Dual AV Inputs: The Jensen VX3020 is equipped with AV input terminals on the front and rear of the unit to enable enjoyment of content from an external connected source. The rear composite video/stereo RCA inputs are ideal for permanent installations, while the front AV mini-jack (3.5mm) input will come in handy for quick connection of a portable audio/visual source.

    Video Out: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold separately). The video output will display whatever video signal that is being displayed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor.

    Rear View Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional rear view camera (sold separately) in order to display the area behind your vehicle on the head unit's touchscreen. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (green/white wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.

    Remote Control

    IR Remote Control: The Jensen VX3020 comes supplied with a 44-button IR remote control which provides wireless operation of the Jensen navigation receiver; including Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming functions.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The Jensen VX3020 offers built-in steering wheel remote compatibility for non-CAN Bus vehicles (the three SWC wires of the harness will need to be hardwired to vehicle's wiring). You can configure the steering wheel remote commands from the unit's touchscreen. The head unit's OEM steering wheel remote control input is also compatible with optional steering wheel audio control adapter  (sold separately) for CAN Buss vehicles. Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    NEEDS SOME IMPROVEMENT

    Written By R, Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, November 09, 2014

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    I bought this receiver to replace the BOSE factory one came with my Nissan 350Z. I have always despised the performance and sound quality of that sound system so anything would be an improvement. The most important aspect of the replacement receiver was going to be the sound quality of the CD player. The additional features of a DVD player, BlueTooth adaptability, etc., were nice but secondary. First off, the power of this receiver is minimal so you need additional amplification. The sound quality is good but not great; the graphic equalizer function is a real plus. However the product lacks some basic features that are standard with most car stereo receivers and the lack thereof really affects the "ease of use": 1) You cannot fast forward or rewind during the playing of a CD track; if I want to advance to or go back in a song, I cannot. 2). You can't easily go back to the beginning of a track; if you use the "back" function, it goes to the previous song, not to the beginning of the one your are listening to. These two annoying aspects of this Jensen receiver need to be fixed in future models.

    Pros: Very versatile: CD/DVD player, BlueTooth adaptability, multiple inputs for other devices. The graphic equalizer really allows you to craft the sound you want to hear.

    Cons: The poor design of the "back" and "forward" functions on the CD player is very annoying.

    Value for the price tag

    Written By Tyler, Chicago, IL on Monday, October 20, 2014

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    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This unit essentially has all of the main hardware of a much more expensive unit where you essentially pay for software. For the price of the model you get all of the same functionality of more expensive models. Sound quality is great compared to some other more expensive models and the graphic equalizer helps a lot as well. I could point out all of the tings it cannot do, but i should point out everything it does do for the better price. aside from some connectivity issues with the bluetooth, and a less intuitive user interface, this unit has good value.

    Pros: Sound quality is great compared to some other models and the graphic equalizer helps a lot as well. This unit essentially has all of the main hardware of a much more expensive unit where you essentially pay for software. For the price of the model you get all of the same functionality of more expensive models.

    Cons: it is not as refined as the more expensive models. customization in appearance is null, song data on bluetooth does not display but these are all minimal differences. the major differences i found were - less reliability with the bluetooth, it does not automatically connect as well, and it cuts out for fractions of a second randomly -

    Jensen VX3020

    Written By Chris P., Gilbert AZ on Thursday, October 16, 2014

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    Great product for the money. It does everything that they say it will do. Especially like the built in equalizer function.

    Pros: Connects with my iPod via the USB port. Connects with my Android via Bluetooth. And just a quick push of a button to switch between the two while streaming my music. The ease in connecting was easy and straight forward. I only needed to use the Metra wiring kit. The mounting brackets and screws from the factory stereo fit on the new stereo.

    Cons: The touch screen is a bit iffy. Sometimes I need to warm my fingers, before it will register. The Bluetooth music stream is a bit choppy, but that problem must exist with my Galaxy S4, because my IPhone music stream sounds great.

    Great Value

    Written By AlbertG, Aguada, PR on Wednesday, October 08, 2014

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    I would have expected to pay more for a radio like this. It has what I was looking for and was pretty simple to install, thanks to Crutchfield's instructions.

    Pros: Touch screen with big icons; camera port availability; Bluetooth and USB; very accessible buttons and screens

    Cons: I would like a more colorful screen display.

    love it, the EQ could be more variable tho

    Written By Anonymous, michigan on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    its great i like it alot

    Pros: ALL, for that price

    Cons: EQ could be more custom for my tastes

    Jensen VX3020

    Written By Spaniard United, Charlotte, NC on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    As with other reviews, the responsiveness of the screen is dodgy. Sometimes a single press is sufficient, sometimes it takes a few. Sound quality is fine, decent EQ customization. The Bluetooth microphone seems to do OK after some fine tuning, the Bluetooth streaming however is spotty for me. I'm not sure how much is my phone (documented Bluetooth streaming issues) and how much is the unit. Will need to test with another device.

    Pros: Touchscreen with higher end features without the higher end price tag.

    Cons: General lack of responsiveness on touchscreen

    Good Sound and Price

    Written By Tony, miami, fl. on Thursday, September 18, 2014

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    I've been using the VX3020 for a couple of weeks. Good sound and quality. One of the problems I have with this unit is a loud Pop when changing stations or sources with the preamp outputs; I have not tried connecting the speakers directly. The other is that it skips some radio stations when seeking, even on Distance, these stations can be entered manually and they sound ok without any noise. Hopefully some of the problems could be fixed with a firmware upgrade which one is already out for Bluetooth on Android.

    Pros: Good sound, EQ options. Bluetooth streaming. iPod integration. SWC without an adapter. Upgradable firmware.

    Cons: A bit slow interface, sometimes unresponsive, you need to hit menu to restore the touch screen. Skips weak radio stations when seeking, even on DX. Loud pop on preamp out when changing stations/sources. Audio shuts with rear view camera (luckily not on a Bluetooth call). Video noise with jLink ipod cable. Low volume on Bluetooth mic. Only 1 background.

    Great deal

    Written By SavagRabidBeast, Malvern, AR on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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    Great stereo, easily installed in 2006 Mustang.

    Pros: Bluetooth

    Cons: Can't change background pic

    Jensen VX3020

    Written By Anonymous, NY on Monday, September 15, 2014

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    great radio especially for price. fit great in my ford ranger makes it look like a lot nicer truck.

    Pros: bluetooth

    Cons: touch response a little slow

    Jensen VX3020 is your basic deck

    Written By Anonymous, Portland, OR on Monday, September 15, 2014

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    I spend a lot of time in my car, therefore I wanted to upgrade from my standard deck to something that would allow me to stream music from my phone, and had hands free as I am always on my phone. While this product does offer those features, the quality is poor. When streaming music from my S4 via BT, it is clear the connection is weak even with the phone directly in front of the deck. The music will play, yet it is constantly stoping and starting as if it were a record skipping.

    The quality of the microphone isnt the best, everyone always asks me if I am in my car which means it picks up a lot of back ground noise. There for I cannot use this feature unless all the windows are up (obviously), and I am traveling less than 35 mph

    Pros: Upgrade from a standard deck with BT & hands free

    Cons: The quality of those extra features is poor to the point I dont even use them.

    Jensen VX3020

    Written By Shelby, 54401 on Saturday, September 13, 2014

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    So far so good. Enhanced sound quality and fun factor in my car.

    Works well for the price.

    Written By Martin, Vancouver, WA on Friday, September 12, 2014

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    Fits vehicle very well, and easy to install. The touch screen is a little sluggish, because they use the older and less expensive pressure technology. Not as many features as the pricier models. Though this receiver has options that some of the higher end models do not have. Bluetooth works well. The radio reception is better than OE receiver. Makes the old stock speaker sound better. Back up camera ready, and DVD player with several A/V outputs.

    Pros: Looks great. Fits well in Toyota truck. Great for the price.

    Cons: Must be patient with touch screen. DVD player requires parking brake ground , and directions do not make this clear or provide necessary wiring.

    Jensen VX3020

    Written By zgrigs, akron, oh on Friday, September 12, 2014

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    If you have an android phone and the Bluetooth keeps skipping on you search on the internet and you should be able to update your firmware and it should fix the issue

    Jensen vx3020

    Written By Anonymous, Saute Nacoche, GA on Friday, September 05, 2014

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    Pretty good overall

    Cons: There was a good bit of fabrication with the installation equipment for a 2012 dodge avenger.

    Functional with no frills.

    Written By Andy, Tucson on Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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    I bought this unit to add bluetooth and backup video to my 2012 Jeep Liberty. Installation was pretty straight forward and simple using a Maestro. The Bluetooth calling feature works well, but the sound quality of the microphone isnt great. The stereo starts up slow, so I can't just jump in the car and expect the backup camera to work right away. I am usually out of my driveway before the video is up.

    Pros: Low price for a good feature set.

    Cons: Slow start up. Bluetooth microphone isn't that great.

    Jensen VX3020 review

    Written By tunedstang, oklhoma city,oklaboma on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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    The unit is very easy to use. Touch screen works excellent. I did not need a high end head unit. This does all I need!

    Pros: Quality is great. Ease of use is great.

    Cons: Only thing really I have an issue with is unable to change wallpaper/background

    #bargainbeauty

    Written By Chevy93741, Fiskeville, RI on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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    I cant believe how great this stereo functions for the money. I have seen similar stereos for hundreds more but this stere has it all including dvd capability! I have already recommended this site to many of my friends.

    Pros: Touch screen Great value Easy installation Great sound quality Ease of use

    Cons: Transport screws not clearly labeled

    Jensen VX3020

    Written By 215philly, Philadelphia,PA on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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    Ok product for the price the only thing is that you can not dim the brightness.

    Pros: Ok sound for the price

    Jensen

    Written By memo, Miami, FL on Monday, July 28, 2014

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    Went with a Jensen for the first time after 8 installations (been installing over 15 years) of Pioneer/Sony/Kenwood/Alpine and I am EXTREMELY happy with my radio. Easy to use, sync,program,fine tune to your liking. Bluetooth plays perfect, phone works through the speakers; even powers the speakers well for a head unit.

    Pros: everything

    Cons: none yet

    Great Sound

    Written By JayP, Huntsville, AL on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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    I honestly would have rated the unit higher had I been more impressed with the bluetooth and Jensen's customer service. The stereo sounds great. The equalizer does a really good job of making the most out of the music that you put into it. The remote didn't work out of the box, but I never use those things anyway, so no points deducted there. The touch screen was not very responsive. I tried recalibrating it but it seemed like it only responded after hitting the on screen button more than once on occasion. The display is fixed and there are no options for customization that I could find. The real hit to this unit came when I upgraded my phone from a Galaxy S3 to an S5. The bluetooth worked well with the S3 with the occasional pause in the music which was bearable for a unit at this price point. When I got my S5 the music continually skipped like I had put a bad CD in. Jensen's customer service was very quick to say that it was a Samsung problem and that I would have to call them. Samsung stayed on the phone with me for over an hour resetting the phone and emptying caches but nothing would seem to work. (I tried a Soundstream unit as well with my S5 and it worked well over bluetooth) Ultimately I would say it's a solid unit for the price, but if you have an S5 and want it to do bluetooth, it may not be the right unit. I'm definitely glad that Crutchfield has the 60 day guarantee. They were very helpful trying to troubleshoot the bluetooth issue as well.

    Pros: Good sound connected and over bluetooth (when it works) Good picture with DVD playback Great sound control with the multiple band equalizer Good volume control (no quick jumps) It works well at low and high volumes

    Cons: Touchscreen is not very responsive Unit takes a while to boot up Jensen's customer service wasn't the best Not a lot of display customization Bluetooth doesn't seem to want to work with Galaxy S5

    Nice product.

    Written By Jon, STL on Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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    So far, most of what I read in the other reviews has been correct. For the price this is a nice stereo. The touch screen is much like a GPS unit, not quite as good as a tablet computer. It is a little slow to start up, but not that bad. Normally going by the time I take off driving. The DVD quality is good and the sound is just what I needed. In my opinion a great purchase for the money. I would recommend it to anyone.

    Pros: Ease of install. Good sound and video quality, fits nicely.

    Cons: The only con is that grounding wire for the DVD player.

    Alright for the price

    Written By Anonymous, lakewood, CO on Thursday, July 17, 2014

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    Everything works great buy the Bluetooth had is moments. The remote, I can't get it to work.

    Crutchfield response on Monday, July 21, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

    Great radio for a great price

    Written By Bill B, West Seneca, NY on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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    Easy to use. Bought it for back up camera orginally, like everything else. Great installation instructions. Overall good experience

    Pros: Simple to use Sound quality Ability to add on components Backup camera ease of use

    Cons: Couldn't find anyone to install the radio for me.

    Nice for the price

    Written By Anonymous, TX on Sunday, July 13, 2014

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    I liked this unit, I do not have any problems with volume when using bluetooth, or making calls, it works fine with my vehicle.

    Pros: Nice price, good standard options

    Cons: No customization with background

    great product

    Written By Joe, Arizona on Sunday, July 13, 2014

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    I can successfully use every feature of the radio. Others say the touchscreen response is slow, but mine is amazing. Great product.

    Pros: Semi-easy install, All the installation gear you need, Looks nice, fast response

    Cons: Bluetooth media kinda sucks on this radio, but it has an aux port in the front so thats no biggy

    Great Radio!

    Written By Jeff, Boonsboro, MD on Tuesday, July 08, 2014

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    I built this radio to replace a single DIN that was installed in my Toyota Tundra. I had to purchase the left and right mounting brackets from the dealer as they were gone. The brackets were a dealer only part. Once I had the brackets the install was very easy. The radio looks and works great. I was not looking for a very expense radio and this unit had everything I wanted. The radio turner works great. It has blue tooth and I was easily able to connect my iPhone for handfree and can stream Pandora through my phone to the radio. The DVD player is neat but I don't think I will use it much, however, the kids love it and like watching shows in the truck. The CD player works great.

    Pros: Excellent radio for the price. Has many options found on more costly units. Install was a piece of cake.

    Cons: It does take about 15 seconds or so for the radio to "boot-up" when the truck is started, but that is very minor.

    Jensen VX3020

    Written By MattG, Kalamazoo,MI on Monday, July 07, 2014

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    Great screen for the price, Wouldnt of got anything else.

    Pros: Great picture and easy to use, Great adjustments with the EQ

    Not for Android

    Written By David N., Irvine, CA on Monday, July 07, 2014

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    I didn't have high hopes for this stereo given the price, but I did expect it to work properly. The Bluetooth audio streaming function just doesn't work at all with my Samsung. The audio goes in and out constantly. Some Crutchfield tech said it sounded like a software problem, but you know what? Samsung is the single most popular phone brand in the world, so that isn't an excuse. If you make a Bluetooth stereo, test it out with a Samsung phone. I also downloaded a bunch of third-party apps to see if I could solve the problem using different software, but no dice. Strangely, the Bluetooth phone function seems to work fine.

    Other problems:

    My radio station presets are sporadically lost or are displayed incorrectly. The screen flickers when I turn on my headlights (might be a Jaguar thing, but who knows?) The touchscreen isn't very responsive. Start-up time is pretty long.

    As a side note, for those of you considering this for your DVD viewing pleasure, note that you must wire this stereo in with your parking brake, or you will not be able to watch DVDs on the primary screen.

    On the plus side, installation was easy. The sound is really nice on my factory (crap) speakers. And it looks pretty nice in my car.

    Pros: The sound is pretty nice.

    Cons: Unusable Bluetooth audio streaming on Samsung phones. Station presets lost or displayed incorrectly. Unresponsive touchscreen. Flickering screen. Slow start-up time.

    Love it.

    Written By MrSandman02, St. Augustine, FL on Sunday, July 06, 2014

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    For the price, this is a great unit.

    Installed in an '07 Wrangler Unlimited soft-top.

    Only two minor (IMO) issues.

    The first is that while streaming music via bluetooth (someone else described the same issue), the bluetooth is very choppy and the music stops playing for half a second or so, every few seconds. Since I don't use it often, and since it doesn't happen while making "bluetoothed" calls, this isn't a deal breaker for me.

    Secondly, I've noticed that local radio stations don't come in that clear (read another review about this too). I believe that this is just an antenna issue, as at one point during installation, I did receive good clarity on numerous stations, until final install. I don't listen enough to the radio to care much about this either.

    Regardless though, if you're going to use it for handsfree driving, for an iPod, Aux (cable and/or component), .mp3, CD, or DVD, this is a great budget unit that has a lot of bang-for-your-buck.

    As always though, you get what you pay for.

    Pros: Inexpensive, easy to use and navigate menus, good button response, nice display, great sound quality and different sound settings for each input/output type, has a remote, mute button is always handy, can be set up for a backup camera.

    Cons: Not able to adjust brightness of the screen, cannot personalize background colors or dispaly, bluetooth spasms while streaming music, and potential radio station reception issue that may or may not be a quick fix.

    stereo

    Written By alex, spokane Washington on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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    Makes it look a lot better in the car

    the radio work great

    Written By Jonathan, ellendale,DE on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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    This radio works great it is fast and plays well.

    Good for the price.

    Written By Richrab, Orlando on Thursday, June 05, 2014

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    Nice replacement, however the bluetooth leaves a lot to be desired. Phone connection is very faint when on a call so you need to quickly turn the volume down at the end of the call or you will blow out your speakers. Playing media sounds like your listening to a 1970's am radio. Value is great for everything else, but considering i bought this for the bluetooth, i am disappointed.

    Pros: Good Value

    Cons: Horrible bluetooth

    Great Unit Easy to install

    Written By MichaelB, Newnan,Georgia on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

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    Very easy to install everything works great. The Bluetooth is a little glitch sometimes if there are more than one Bluetooth device on in the car at the same time not a big deal.

    Pros: great value works great looks cool

    Cons: Bluetooth can be glitch sometimes

    Nice but slow

    Written By TB, Holland, MI on Monday, June 02, 2014

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    Install into my Passat was a pain, none of the factory wiring diagrams matched what I found in the CAR. After an painstaking afternoon of installing the head unit I finally succeeded. The unit is what you would expect for the prince, the processor is fairly slow, so updating the screen and all functions come with a delay. The unit takes about 10 to 15 seconds to start-up. The Bluetooth feature works fine, however the phone volume is factory set so low, that after answering the first logical step is dial in the volume, have not found a setting to permanently change it to a higher volume.

    Pros: Cheap, with all the features needed and then some. Great entry model

    Cons: Slow to update and start-up. The initial phone volume is to low

    Great Radio!

    Written By VWHart, Maine on Sunday, June 01, 2014

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    Great radio for the price. Has all the features you would want from a high end model, for 1/2 the price. If you want a touchscreen that is packed with features and adds a level of class to your vehicle, then this one is perfect for the price.

    Pros: Looks great. Bright display. Bluetooth is flawless. Responsive touchscreen. Phone interface works great and voice quality is excellent. Others have complained that the touchscreen is slow. The touchscreen is NOT like a iPad touchscreen, but more like a Garmin GPS touchscreen.

    Cons: Slow boot time when car starts. But not a deal breaker.

    So, so

    Written By GH, Stamford, CT on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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    I installed this on my 2003 Chevy s10 pickup to replace a dead factory radio. The install was straightforward and the wiring harnes made hooking it up a breeze. The unit take a while to "boot" up and the bluetooth connection is fairly quick. The touch screen is very slow to respond and I found myself having to hit a selection several times before it registered. Not good when your driving. The A2DP connection for streaming music was spotty at best. It kep cutting in and out and made it unusable. I have a brand new Note 3, so I am pretty sure it's not the phone's problem. However, the handsfree calling was excellent: clear on both ends. The sound was a bit thin, but that might be the speakers in my truck. Radio reception was below average. Many stations that come in clear in my other car were very staticy on this radio. Overall, if you are looking for a cheap radio and don't expect too much, this would be okay. I lost patience with the slow touch response and will be replacing it with something else.

    Pros: Clear handsfree calling. Easy installation

    Cons: Poor A2DP media streaming, poor radio reception, poor touchscreen response

    Like it, don't love it

    Written By SKL, Winter Park, CO on Friday, May 23, 2014

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    This is a good product for the price, but I am not 100% satisfied with the way it works...if I had it to do over I would pick something different

    Pros: Has all if the options for USB, aux, cd, radio, DVD, blue tooth and a back up camera. Sounds quality is great.

    Cons: Can be hard to navigate due to touch screen response time. Sometimes I have to press the same icon 3-4 times before it's responds. This is not conducive to safe driving in my opinion. Also can't seem to get dimmer to work so it's lit at night which is distracting. Finally, I can't change the backdrop on the screen and I greatly dislike the one it came with. Really though it would come with option to dim and change backdrop

    Great Value

    Written By RB, Bend, OR on Friday, May 23, 2014

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    I installed this in my work rig - a 2011 Nissan Xterra. Had no problems with the install. Three things I was looking for: 1) bluetooth connectivity, 2) iPod/iPhone connectivity, 3) touchscreen interaction. 1) The bluetooth works well - I haven't had any problems with sound quality or dropped calls. The stereo will remember up to five different BT devices, but will not connect with more than one at once. This means that if my work phone is connected, and I get a call on my personal phone, I have to disconnect the first phone and connect the second phone before the BT feature will work. A little cumbersome, but this might be a limitation on BT technology rather than a limitation of the stereo. I don't know. Also, it would be better if you could access your favorites list for making calls. It will access recent calls and your contacts list, but it is not easy to navigate through the contacts list on the stereo - much easier to use the interface on your phone to place the call. 2) The iPhone music playback works great, I mostly do Pandora and podcasts. 3) I like the touchscreen setup as it is a little more intuitive than a standard button interface stereo. Other reviewers have complained about the touchscreen - I find that it is not as sensitive as my iPhone, but it is no different than my Garmin GPS unit. Menus and settings are very easy to work through on the touchscreen.

    Pros: Bluetooth iPhone connectivity Touchscreen Lots of features for a great price

    Cons: Can only connect to one bluetooth device at a time Contacts list interaction with bluetooth connected phone

    Jensen vx3020

    Written By Victor, Vega alta, puerto rico on Friday, May 16, 2014

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    Great product

    Nice receiver for under $200

    Written By Tom, Holly, MI on Friday, May 09, 2014

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    Installed this receiver in a 2006 Ford F150. Install was quick and painless. Receiver looks great and has great features for this price point. Bluetooth functions work great and radio sounds great! Start up time is a little slow but not overly long. Overall, I would recommend this receiver to anyone who needs a full featured head unit on a budget.

    Pros: A lot of features for the price. Bluetooth phone/audio streaming work beautifully.

    Cons: Slow start up. Touchscreen has slower response.

    Does the job

    Written By Joe, West Chester PA on Thursday, May 08, 2014

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    Purchased and installed this unit in my 2007 Hummer H3. I knew getting into it that I was not going to get the experience and features of a 800$ unit. But I was suprised.

    The touch screen is slow to respond, and this is really the only issue I have with the unit, start time is also a little longer than what you could expect when you pay more.

    Good news is, the Bluetooh is flawless and streams music and makes and recieves calls with a breeze, the included mic is directional which makes it easy for your callers to ehear you, just find a spot for the mic within 3 feet of you and you shouldnt have any issues.

    Installation was a breeze also and I also installed a backup cam. screen is clear, but wish the unit had a tilt feature. Again, not somthing I was worried about knowing since I was only paying a modest amount.

    Pros: Bluetooth is flawless. Sound quality is good, lots of music options

    Cons: touch screen is slow to respond due to small processor.

    VX3020

    Written By Chris, Florida on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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    Installed this in a 2001 F250. Easy install, standard wire colors, and worked well. I did not expect a 700 dollar experience but I am happy with what I see.

    For the user with the Subaru, the 2002 was the first year with an Antenna booster on your in glass antenna. The symptoms you say you experienced are classic of the power lead not being connected. I would check your install harness and make sure any radio is wired correctly. A quick google search will show you where it is. Hope that helps on your next radio.

    Pros: Clean design, straight forward functions. Remote Mic for Bluetooth. Streams well from an S4. I like that I could increase the volume on my streaming to balance it out with the other sources. My previous radio could not do that.

    Cons: None yet

    VX3020 with camera

    Written By Anonymous, South Dakota on Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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    Put this unit in a 2005 Ford F-150. Mostly wanted this unit to have basic Bluetooth and rear camera. I would say the touch screen is a little clunky, and the menus don't "flow" well. You really hav to be precise on touch screen and wait for the unit to respond. I would be outraged if I had spent $600 or more, I was prepared for a less expensive unit to perform as such. Bluetooth and camera features work great. Only item that doesn't quite work is the dash illumination signal. Could be my vehicle dimming signal doesn't agree with this unit. When dimming the dash lights, the screen flickers unless on full brightness. Overall, price point meets functionality. If you are looking for a simple unit this one will do the trick.

    Pros: Price for basic touchscreen.

    Cons: Touchscreen response is marginal.

    Not good

    Written By Stuart, Greenville, SC on Friday, April 11, 2014

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    The install was fairly straight forward although the available mounting holes made this sit about 3 mm recessed into the slot (that may be more an issue with my vehicle)

    The boot sequence takes about 9 seconds from the time you start your car, although the Bluetooth sync is completed as soon as the display comes on which is nice. The touchscreen controls are clunky and slow to respond. There are no hotkeys so the radio is on page 1 of inputs list, to use Bluetooth or Aux, you have to change to page 2 EVERY TIME.

    The problems started right away. My car is a 2002 Subaru Outback which has excellent FM reception with the factory antenna. This Jensen could not see 90% of the FM dial. Large local stations were not picked up and these are stations that worked fine with the factory radio once I reinstalled it. Problems were not limited to the FM, I also use Bluetooth streaming about 1/2 the time I am in my car. The Jensen drops 0.5-1 second gaps into the audio stream every few minutes. I have never had that problem using my phone with any other Bluetooth receiver.

    I returned this device to Crutchfield and did not test any of the other functionality since the 2 issues above are a dealbreaker for me.

    Pros: Looks good installed, phone quality is good. Huge array of EQ settings are very customizable.

    Cons: Slow to start, poor audio quality on Bluetooth. Terrible FM radio reception made my radio unusable. Clunky interface.

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