Touchscreen & Remote Features
Audio & Tuner Section
Touchscreen + Remote Features
6.2" LCD Touchscreen: Boss BV960NV navigation receiver features a
fixed 6.2" widescreen touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen has a resolution of
800 RGB x 480 with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls
with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.
- Wallpaper/Backgrounds: You can choose from 5 preset
- Clock & Date: You can set and display the date & time.
- Backlight Brightness: You can adjust the LCD touchscreen
monitor's brightness for day and nighttime viewing.
Note: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on
the built-in LCD screen as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to
display video, the light green wire (attached to rear-chassis) must be
hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's
parking brake must be engaged.
Start Up Time: The Boss BV960NV has a start up time of
approximately 8.1 seconds from Off to an AV Source screen, and a start up time
of 21.7 seconds from Off to the Navigation Map screen.
Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the unit's LCD touchscreen
controls, the BV960NV also features hard-key controls on the left edge of the
screen (including a 3-way rotary audio control).
IR Remote: The Boss BV960NV includes a 39-button IR remote
control for complete wireless operation of the navigation receiver.
NDrive Navigation Software: The Boss BV960NV contains map coverage of the
United States (except Hawaii) and Puerto Rico with over a million
points-of-interest from TomTom; all stored on the pre-installed 8GB microSD
card. The BV960NV employs NDrive software for turn-by-turn visual and voice
guidance to your selected destination. The software quickly calculates
step-by-step directions to any destination available on the included on-screen
Note: While the receiver's map
database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a
map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in
the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.
Map Updates: NDrive offers periodic updates (purchase fees
will apply) for data such as
roads, new addresses, and other navigational information that will keep the Boss
navigation system up to date and provide the best possible experience. For
updates and add-on options, please visit
GPS Receiver & Antenna: The Boss BV960NV features a built-in
GPS receiver and includes an external GPS antenna which determines vehicle speed
and heading changes, along with longitude and latitude information, to
accurately determine vehicle heading and position on the system's digital map.
The GPS antenna can be mounted inside or outside of the vehicle.
Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 53.1
seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It only took
22.7 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These tests
were done inside the
Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Headquarters. Results will vary
based on length of calculated route and your surrounding area.
2D or 3D Map: The unit's on-screen 2D or 3D map shows your vehicle's
current position (a Green arrow), the recommended route (a violet line), the
surrounding map area, and your destination (checkered flag). The on-screen map
shows streets, roads, and highways in a way that is similar to how a paper road
map show them. A road's width and colors corresponds to their importance, so you
can easily tell a freeway from a small street. When navigating a route, the top
section of the map screen shows information about your next route maneuver and
the next street. When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise
the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction.
If the next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to
be flat so you can see the road in front of you. The map also displays data;
such as the posted speed limit, your current speed, current time, distance to
your destination, time left before you reach your destination, and your arrival
Lane Information & Signposts: The Boss BV960NV's navigation
map offers helpful lane information and signpost guidance
- Lane Information: When navigation on multilane roads,
it is important to take the appropriate lane in order to follow the
recommended route. If lane information is available in the map data, the map
screen will display the lanes and their directions using small arrows at the
bottom of the map. High lighted arrows represent the lanes you need to take.
- Signposts: Where additional information is available,
signposts substitute arrows. Signposts are displayed at the top of the map.
The color and style of the signposts are similar to the real ones you can
see above the road or by the roadside, They show the available destinations
and the number of the road the lane leads to.
Voice Guidance w/ Text-To-Speech: In addition to graphic directions,
the BV960NV provides voice guidance with text-to-speech. You'll get turn-by-turn
instructions with the announcement of street names. You can select from
English, French, or Spanish languages.
Destination Search: You are able to select a destination by touching
an area on the map screen, entering an address, choosing a POI, picking a saved
Favorite, or choosing from your recent History.
- Browse Map: Select a point on the map for your
destination by touching the screen.
- Address: Enter a full address or a part of an address;
you can enter Country, State, Town, and or Street.
- POIs: Search millions of POIs (points-of interest) near
you current location, in a city, within a postcode, or around a set of
- Favorites (Home): You can save your favorite addresses
(like Home & Work) and POIs for quicker access the next time you are
- History: The places that you have set as destinations
in the past are automatically stored for easier access.
- Itinerary: You can select from saved Itineraries and Waypoints.
Routing Options: You can choose how the head unit's navigation system
calculates your route by selecting Fastest or Shortest. You can also indicate if
you want to use or avoid Toll roads.
Preview Route: Once the unit has calculated the route to your
destination, you can preview the turn-by-turn instructions, view the map route,
and simulate travel along the route.
Route Alternatives: The NDrive navigation software gives you the
option to calculate an alternative route, place a roadblock (if for any reason a
part of the route is blocked), avoid part of the route (due to traffic or other
info), or re-calculate the original route if you made any changes.
Safety Alerts: The unit's navigation software features visual &
audible safety alerts.
- Speed Limit Alarm: An audible alarm will ring when you exceed the
speed limit which you configure; you may choose to turn this feature off.
- Road Speed Alert: The unit will display and announce the speed
limit of the roadway you are driving (when applicable).
- Safety Camera Alert: You will receive a visual and audible alert
of the presence of safety cameras during your route.
Automatic Route Recalculation: The unit will automatically
recalculate your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously
Bluetooth Technology: The Boss BV960NV navigation receiver is
equipped with built-in Bluetooth, providing hands-free communication and audio
streaming for added convenience and safety in the vehicle.
Pairing: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you
must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the BV960NV. 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 Boss BV960NV.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ Integrated Mic): The Boss
BV960NV allows for wireless communication between the head unit and your
Bluetooth enabled smartphone. The head unit will display the caller's phone
number and an audible ring tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker
during an incoming call. You can manually answer or end a call through the head
unit's front-panel controls. The BV960NV allows you to carry on the phone
conversation using the head unit's integrated microphone and your car audio
speakers. Your music will mute automatically during a call. You can make a call
using the the Boss receiver's LCD touchscreen via its on-screen keypad, your
phone's transferred phonebook, or list of your most recent calls.
Note: This unit does not support the connection of
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Boss BV960NV also allows you to
play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone,
tablet, or other device using a Bluetooth connection. You can control basic
music playback functions, like Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track from the Boss
head unit. Advance music navigation and song/artist information will still need
to be handled through the Bluetooth mobile device. This unit does not display
song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.
Disc Compatibility: The Boss BV960NV features a single disc
player that will playback DVD-video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-audio, and CD-R/RW
discs. The unit supports a variety of music, video, and photo files via DVD or
- Off Insert/Eject: You can load and eject a disc with
the unit off. Playback will automatically start when inserting a disc.
- Auto Reload: When a disc is ejected and left sticking
out of the disc slot for 10 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the disc
to protect if from damage.
SD-Card Slot: The Boss navigation receiver features a front-panel
SD-card slot for playback of a variety of music, video, and photo files recorded
onto a SD/SDHC memory card (up to 32GB).
USB Port: The BV960NV is equipped with a front-panel USB
(type-A) port for connection of a USB mass storage class device; such as a USB
thumbdrive or portable digital music player (up to 32GB). The unit supports
playback of a variety of music, video, and photo files loaded onto a compatible
USB msc device. USB portable devices that can be charged via USB will be charged
when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's
ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: The unit's USB port is not compatible with Apple
iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android smartphone/tablet.
Media File Compatibility: The Boss BV960NV supports the
following types of audio, video, and photo files recorded onto a disc or loaded
onto a USB mass storage class device or SD memory card.
| Media Type || Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) || USB MSC, SD/SDHC |
| Playable File Types || Audio ||MP3, WMA, AAC ||MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC (24-bit/96kHz), WAV |
| Video ||AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4
| Photo ||JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG |
Song/Artist Info: The receiver will display
song/artist/album information from MP3, WMA, AAC, & FLAC music files.
Playback & Search Control: The head unit offers Play/Pause,
Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track, Repeat (all/folder/track) and Random
(all/folder). It also provides direct track entry using it's touchscreen keypad
for quicker access, and a folder/track list so you can you scroll through your
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.
Audio & Tuner Section
20W x 4Ch Amp: The Boss BV960NV navigation receiver is equipped with
a 20 watt (RMS) x 4 channel amplifier.
6Ch/2V Pre-outs: The Boss BV960NV features front, rear and
subwoofer 2.0-volt pre-outs. The front and rear speaker pre-outs are balance and
fade adjustable. The subwoofer pre-outs output are non-fading
Low Pass Crossover: The head unit's subwoofer pre-out
utilizes its own low pass crossover which can be set to 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or
EQ: The receiver offers 7 EQ presets - User, Rock, Pop,
Live, Dance, Classic, and Jazz. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the
head unit's 10-band EQ (32Hz, 62.5Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz,
Loudness: The Loudness feature enhances high & low frequencies at
lower volume levels.
Reverb: The Reverb feature adds echo effects of a Living Room, Hall,
Concert, Cave, or Bathroom. You can also turn this feature completely off.
Beep Tone: The in-dash receiver provides an audible beep to
confirm operation This function can be turned On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The Boss BV960NV features a built-in AM/FM
tuner. The BV960NV features 3 FM banks and 2 AM banks for storing presets
(automatically or manually). You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank giving
you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets (total of 30). Local seek tuning
lets you tune in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for
good reception. You can also switch between Stereo/Mono modes for better
- RDS: 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
- US/Euro Tuning: The tuner features selectable North
America and European tuning.
Front-Panel Aux Input: The Boss BV960NV is fitted with a
front-panel stereo minijack (3.5mm) Aux input for connecting a portable audio
AV Input: The Boss BV960NV features a rear-panel AV input
which consists of a composite video jack and stereo RCA jacks for connecting an
external portable audio/video source.
Dual Video Outputs: Two composite video output jacks allow
you to add external monitors, such as rear headrest monitors (sold
separately). The video outputs can display a DVD, USB, microSD, or AV-input
video signal when its selected as the receiver's source, regardless if the
vehicle's parking brake is engaged or not.
Rearview Camera Input: The BV960NV features a composite video
input for connection of a
rear view camera (sold separately). This enables better visibility when
backing up. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear
view image is displayed on the integrated 6.2" LCD screen when your vehicle is
placed in reverse gear (purple/white wire attached to rear chassis must be
connected to the reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes
approximately 1.5 second.
Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as
a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera
when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera,
always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when
backing up your vehicle.