Disc Playback Features
External Device Controls
Disc Playback Features
Disc Compatibility: The Kenwood KDV-412 supports DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW,
DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and CD-ROM discs.
MPEG Video Playback: The
Kenwood KDV-412 can play back MPEG video files (MPEG1/MPEG2) recorded onto
DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW discs. The DVD-receiver can support MPEG1 video files with
a resolution of 320 x 240 or 352 x 240 and MPEG2 video files with a resolution
of 640 x 480 or 704 x 480. Video files must have one of the following
extensions: mpg, mpeg, mpe, m1v, or m2v.
Note: This unit is not equipped with a video monitor. You will
need to connect the KDV-412 to an external video monitor (sold separately)
to view video or photos.
JPEG Still Image Playback:
The KDV-412 DVD-receiver supports playback of JPEG still image files recorded
onto CD-ROM, CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+RW discs. The KDV-412 can support up to
a maximum of 5120 x 3840 pixels (baseline) or up to a maximum of 2048 x 1536
pixels (progressive). Picture files must have on of the following extensions:
jpg, jpeg, jpe, jiff.
MP3/WMA Audio Playback: The KDV-412 can play MP3 (32-320
kbps) and WMA (48-192 kbps) files
recorded on CD-ROM, CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+RW discs in ISO9660 Level 1/Level
2, Joliet, and Romeo formats. Each disc should have a maximum of 8
directory levels, 254 folders, and 255 files per folder. During MP3/WMA
playback, the unit displays any recorded ID3 Tag
(Ver.1.0/1/2/2.3) information. The headunit will display up to 30 characters.
Text/Title Scroll: The
KDV-412 will display CD text, Audio file text, RDS, Satellite radio
text. You can turn the
scrolling feature "on" to scroll longer titles across the screen.
Music Search: The Kenwood DVD-Receiver features a Music
Search feature which allows you to scroll through and select your MP3/WMA music
folders and files, as well as scroll through your audio CD's music tracks.
Last Position Memory: If the unit is shut off or switched to the tuner mode while a CD is playing, the
next time CD is selected as the source, playback will resume from the point
where it left off.
Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to restrict
DVD playback according to a predetermined level. You can select a parental
control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
Detachable Fold-Down Face: The unit features a fold-down,
detachable face to deter theft. The DVD-receiver comes supplied with a soft
black fabric, draw string face case to protect the detachable face when you have
it off the chassis. You must manually fold the face down before inserting or
ejecting a disc.
Off Eject: The KDV-412 allows
you to eject your disc for 10 minutes after switching off the vehicles engine.
CD Force: When there is a
problem with playing a CD with a special format, this setting plays the CD by
force. Some CDs still may not play in the CD Force mode.
CR-2 Advanced Tuner: This unit
uses Kenwood's CR-2 Advanced tuner for clear radio reception. You can choose one
of three tuning modes: Auto 1 (seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes
the selected band's preset stations only with each button press), or Manual.
Auto Memory Tuning: Not only
does the DVD-Receiver's tuner allow you manually enter your desired presets you
can choose to have the unit automatically put stations with good reception in
the memory banks automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling. The
tuner features 3 FM banks (1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank. You can store 6 presets for
each AM/FM bank giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets.
Clean Reception System Circuit
(CRSC): This circuit controls multi-path distortion by reducing stereo
separation. As stereo separation is reduced, multi-path has less effect on the
radio signal, improving reception in areas with tall buildings and mountains.
The CRSC circuit can be turned on or off.
Radio Data System (RDS): The unit's tuner features RDS
(Radio Data System). RDS is a service used by some radio stations to transmit
data outside of normal radio broadcast signals. When an RDS station is received,
you can immediately find out what kind of data is being transmitted by looking
at the program service name which appears in the display after the frequency.
RDS features an emergency transmission function which interrupts regular
programming to broadcast an emergency announcement (such as a tornado or severe
storm). There is also a switchable Traffic Information function, which will
automatically tune a traffic bulletin when it is broadcast, even when you're not
listening to the radio.
Rotary Volume Control: The DVD-Receiver uses a rotary volume
control that increases and decreases the volume of the stereo from 0 to 35. The
rotary knob also controls other audio settings such as Balance, Fader, Bass,
Mid, Treble and preset EQ settings.
Dolby Digital Output: The Kenwood KDV-412 is equipped with an optical
digital output which allows you to connect the DVD-receiver to an external Dolby
Three 4.0V Preamp Outputs: The KDV-412 features three 4.0V preamp
outputs (Front, Rear, and Subwoofer) which allow you to connect an external
Note: The subwoofer preamp output can also be used as a stereo
audio output to transfer audio to an external monitor and headphone system.
Amplifier Bypass: If you plan to use external amplifiers to power your
vehicle speaker's, then you can turn the unit's built-in amplifier off to
enhance sound quality.
Built-in Crossovers: The KDV-412 DVD-receiver features a built-in
high-pass crossover for the units front and rear channels and low-pass crossover
for the unit's subwoofer preamp output. The built-in high-pass crossover can be
set to Thru (full-range)/40/60/80/100/120/150/180/200Hz. The built-in low-pass
crossover can be set to Thru (full-range)/50/60/80/100/120Hz.
Subwoofer Level: You can independently control the
subwoofer preamp output level from the DVD-Receiver. You select levels between
-15 to +15.
Subwoofer Phase: The subwoofer preamp output's phase can be adjusted
to 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
Speaker Settings: The Speaker Setting function tailors the
System Q Sound Control settings according to the type of speakers in your
vehicle. You may select a Speaker Setting of "SP Off" (flat), "SP OEM" (for OEM
factory speaker systems), "SP 6x9/6" (for systems with 6" and 6"x9" speakers),
or "SP 5/4" (for systems with 4" and 5" speakers).
System Q Sound Control: Six EQ curves are preset into
memory, allowing you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of
music. Each preset has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz),
and treble (10kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock,
Pops, Easy, Top 40, Jazz, and Natural.
Bass/Treble/Mid Control: The
KDV-412 features independent Bass, Treble and Midrange control. You can adjust
each one from -8 to +8db. The bass frequency is adjusted at 100 Hz, the treble
frequency is adjusted at 10 kHz and the midrange frequency is adjusted at 1 kHz.
Loud: The Loud feature enhances the bass and treble output at lower
Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System
Q bass, middle and treble tone settings
for each source (DVD, Tuner, and Aux).
Dual Zone: The unit's dual zone control allows you to independently
set the source for the front and rear channels. You can se the second zone to
Off, DVD, or Aux. You can adjust the volume of the 2nd Zone independently from 0
Volume Offset:The level of
each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output
volume when switching from one source to another. The available settings range
from -8 to 0.
Attenuator: The DVD-Receiver
features an Attenuator button on the front-panel and supplied remote control that turns the
volume down very quickly with one touch of the button.
Tel Mute: The KDV-412
features a cell-phone mute wire (brown) in its harness that when hooked up to
your car's phone system mute wire will automatically mute the receiver's audio
signal when a call comes in.
External Device Controls
Composite Video Output: The Kenwood KDV-412 DVD-Receiver features a
composite video output to transmit a video signal to an external monitor in your
vehicle. You can adjust the composite video output terminal to output a 16:9,
Letter Box, or Pan Scan image.
Note: The unit's subwoofer preamp output can be used to transmit
audio along with the composite video output to your external monitor.
Remote Control: The KDV-412 comes with the RC-DV430 IR wireless remote control with a full numeric keypad. The
remote will control Audio, DVD, Tuner, and Satellite radio functions. The remote
control allows direct access of your music tracks and direct access to discs
loaded in a connected CD-changer (sold separately). It is powered by a single
CR2025 3V lithium "coin-type" battery.
iPod Ready: This receiver is compatible with the optional
Kenwood KCA-iP500 iPod control interface (item # 113IP500). When an iPod is
connected to the interface, all of the iPod's controls will be disabled and it
will be controlled from the receiver. With this interface, you will be able to play your iPod music files
through your Kenwood receiver and in most cases have all the titling information
appear on the receiver's display. The optional KCA-iP500 is compatible with
iPod click-wheel (3rd generation), iPod photo (4th generation), iPod video (5th
generation), iPod mini (1st/2nd generation), iPod nano (1st/2nd/3rd/4th/5th
generation), iPod classic (80/120/160GB), and iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd generation).
The unit is also compatible with Apple's iPhone (3G/3GS).
Note: This unit does not allow iPod video/photo playback
through its composite video output. This adapter will not charge the iPhone3G/iPhone3GS, iPod nano (4th/5th generation), and iPod touch (2nd/3rd generation).
Bluetooth Ready: The unit is
also Bluetooth compatible using the optional Kenwood KCA-BT200 Bluetooth
adapter. Using this adapter you can make and answer phone calls from the Kenwood
headunit. You can even download your Phonebook information from your compatible
mobile phone into the headunit. You are able to register up to five compatible
Bluetooth cell phones when using the KCA-BT200 adapter. Visit Kenwood.com for a complete list of compatible
Bluetooth enabled phones.
HD Radio Ready: With an optional Kenwood HD Radio tuner (item #
113KTCHR20 or 113HR300), you will be able to receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local
stations where available. This new technology will significantly improve audio
quality and reception, as well as include information such as artist name and
song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display.
Sirius Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting
an optional Sirius Satellite Radio tuner to this receiver:
- Sirius Tuner: To receive Sirius Satellite
Radio, you can connect the optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect
vehicle tuner and the Kenwood KCA-SR50 adapter (package
item number 700SIRKENW).
- Sirius DockDock: Select dock-and-play and portable
SIRIUS radios can be controlled using the Kenwood KCA-SR50
adapter and the SC-VDOC1 dock (package item number 700SIRPKEN).
Note: A subscription is also required
to receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
Changer Controls: This unit is directly compatible with Kenwood changers
manufactured in 1998 or later. If the changer has an O-N switch, the switch will
need to be set to the "N" position. In addition to basic disc navigation features, this
unit has the following changer controls: direct disc access (using the remote),
direct track access (using the remote), track intro scan, track repeat, disc
repeat, disc random, and magazine disc random. When connected to a CD Text capable
CD changer this unit can display disc and track titles for discs encoded
with disc and track title information. The text information can be scrolled
manually or automatically.
Rear Auxiliary Input Ready: The unit already features a
front panel auxiliary
input, but if you need a second auxiliary input, one can be added to the rear of
the unit. When used with an optional adapter, this unit can accept a rear input
from an auxiliary source. When the CA-C1AUX adapter (item 113CAC1AX) is used,
you cannot connect a CD changer to the head unit because the adapter plugs into
the DIN changer control connection on the head unit. When the KCA-S220A
2-changer switch (item
113KCAS220) is used, you can connect a CD changer and an auxiliary audio source
at the same time. When an auxiliary audio source is connected, you can choose
from one of six names for the source: AUX, DVD, Portable, Game, Video or TV.