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Your navigation receiver's built for one thing — getting you to your destination. But if you're in a hurry (and who isn't?), sitting in traffic's almost as bad as being lost. JVC's KW-NT510HDT navigation receiver features rapid traffic updates and other alerts through its dedicated HD Radio™ tuner, so you'll be able to see congestion developing along your route and find a way around potential pitfalls. This handy travel companion also features Bluetooth®, HD Radio reception, and smartphone compatibility to make your drive more convenient.

JVC KW-NT510HDT Navigation receiver

Get there on time

Your navigation receiver's built for one thing — getting you to your destination. But if you're in a hurry (and who isn't?), sitting in traffic's almost as bad as being lost. JVC's KW-NT510HDT navigation receiver features rapid traffic updates and other alerts through its dedicated HD Radio™ tuner, so you'll be able to see congestion developing along your route and find a way around potential pitfalls. This handy travel companion also features Bluetooth®, HD Radio reception, and smartphone compatibility to make your drive more convenient.

More than just traffic reports

The dedicated traffic tuner lets you dial into the free Total Traffic Plus HD network — you'll enjoy access to real-time traffic info that'll help you steer clear of traffic jams. Other traffic info services only work in major metropolitan areas, but Total Traffic Plus HD works anywhere a station is broadcasting HD Radio traffic information — over 90 metro areas and counting. You'll also get sports, weather, entertainment, and news information onscreen if you want. And the new HD Radio Active Alerts feature shows you federal government alerts in text form on the navigation screen to warn you of severe weather or other emergencies in your area.

And you can stay on top of traffic while you're outside HD Radio range, too. With the help of an iPhone® app, the KW-NT510HDT will switch automatically to the Total Traffic Network over cellular signals when it senses you're out of range of an HD Radio signal.

Got a smartphone? You've got control

The KW-NT510HDT gives you varying degrees of functionality with different types of smartphones and connections. In brief:

  • iPhone with USB connection: iHeartRadio app control; Pandora® Internet radio app control; iPod control (audio only)
  • iPhone with JVC's iPod Audio/Video cable connection: all the above plus iPod video control (when parked) and audio from iPhone apps when receiver is in External Mode (these features not available for the iPhone 5)
  • Android™ with USB connection: music playback from your phone's SD card or internal memory
  • Android with Bluetooth connection: iHeartRadio app control; Pandora Internet radio app control; streaming music playback from your phone's internal memory or streaming music apps
  • BlackBerry® with USB connection: music playback from your phone's SD card or internal memory
  • BlackBerry with Bluetooth connection: Pandora Internet radio app control; streaming music playback from your phone's internal memory or streaming music apps

NaviBridge gives you easy GPS transfer from your devices

The free NaviBridge app lets you search for points of interest on your smartphone or tablet, then transfer the GPS coordinates right to the JVC KW-NT510HDT for turn-by-turn directions. If you're using an iPhone, you'll need to be connected via USB to use NaviBridge. Android users can take advantage of NaviBridge through Bluetooth.

Expert guidance

You can follow the receiver's built-in maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico on its responsive 6.1" touch display, and you'll also have 8 million searchable points of interest at your disposal. Text-to-speech spoken directions announce actual road names at turns, so you'll hear "turn right on Fillmore Avenue" instead of "take the next right." Junction View shows you a realistic depiction of an upcoming exit, complete with lane guides. The Picture-In-Picture view lets you see the big picture, plus a close-up detail. And 3D Landmarks shows you skyscrapers, statues, and other familiar structures in color to help you find your way through unfamiliar urban areas.

Add important accessories with ease

If you're a satellite radio fan, the receiver's ready to add SiriusXM programming with your subscription and an optional tuner. A dedicated rear-view camera input makes it easy to add nearly any universal camera to your vehicle for safety. And if you want to send video to a backseat or overhead monitor, you'll be able to employ the RCA rear video output to keep your passengers entertained.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this JVC stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the KW-NT510HDT, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

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 note: If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility.

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with 6.1" touchscreen and AM/FM tuner
    • fits double-DIN (4" tall) dash openings
    • built-in amplifier (20 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • built-in HD Radio tuner for audio broadcasts
    • Pandora control for iPhone (cable required), Android, and BlackBerry
    • iHeartRadio control for iPhone (cable required) and Android
    • built-in iPod control: JVC cable required for full access to audio/video content and features
    Navigation features:
    • maps of Canada, Puerto Rico, and the entire United States, plus 8 million points of interest
    • built-in flash memory for navigation, updates made using a microSD card
    • Total Traffic Plus HD reports and Active Alerts for emergencies (free lifetime subscription)
    • compatible with optional NaviBridge app for GPS transfer from iPhone and Android
    Audio/video features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 24-bit digital-to-analog converter
    • 13-band iEQ and DSP control, including time alignment
    • compatible with: satellite radio tuner, rear-view camera
    • inputs: front aux input, rear-panel A/V and USB inputs, microSD card slot, camera input
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (2.5-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other features and specs:

    What's in the Box:

    • Double-DIN navigation receiver with integrated 6.1" touchscreen monitor (15-amp fuse inserted in chasis)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • AV/preamp harness
    • GPS antenna (with attached 11.5' cable terminated by a proprietary connector)
    • Microphone with integrated bracketed (attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
    • 8 Pan head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 8 Flat head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 2 Radio removal tools
    • Instructions (En/Fr/Sp)
    • Installation/Connection Manual (En/Fr/Sp)
    • US warranty information
    • Canada warranty information
    • "Caution" note (taped to wiring harness)

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    What an incredible receiver!! I bought it as a close out and I am really glad I did. Excellent sound , Outstanding talking GPS, super bluetooth. And, it warms up in 5 seconds.

    jeff, New Jersey


    JVC KW-NT510HDT Reviews

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    Excellent Unit!!

    jeff from New Jersey on 11/15/2015

    2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    What an incredible receiver!! I bought it as a close out and I am really glad I did. Excellent sound , Outstanding talking GPS, super bluetooth. And, it warms up in 5 seconds.

    Pros: Tons of features

    Cons: None

    Very Good product

    TL from Easton, MD on 2/13/2015

    2007 Ford Edge
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Purchase this unit aver a year ago. The installation was very easy in my '07 Ford Edge. The navigation is very good. The graphics are clear and are displayed clearly and well in advance went giving turns. Being able to use SD card is outstanding. The only complaint is the radio. Maybe because I live in a rural area some of my favorite stations don't come in very clear although I never have this problem with my factory installed radio

    Pros: SD card, ease of installation, navigation

    Cons: being able to get some radio stations


    Roy from Rockville, MD on 8/18/2014

    2002 Lexus IS300
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Overall performs well. I prefer the Garmin GPS. it is move polished and gives you adequate changes in direction and does not leave you guessing. The safety lockout feature is a nuance if the copilot has to change location the GPS becomes disabled.

    Pros: It informs you of photo enforce areas. Most of the time auto route correction for traffic works but sometimes you go around in circles.

    Cons: Hard to see from driver's seat. GPS requires that you look on the screen to obtain sufficient information. Most of the time the final destination is not properly indicated you only know that you are in the vinicity. In bright sunlight there is a glare and you cannot see the screen. Cannot set home location. At times there is an indication of a route change when there is none. When exit occurs immediately after a route change, you are sent from the left to right exit. Insuffient verbal in city.

    Good unit, Great price

    Crutchfield customer from Baltimore on 3/24/2014

    2003 Toyota Sequoia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Bought the unit three weeks ago, installation was easy and everything needed was included in the box.

    Pros: Good sound, easy to learn (took a little longer than expected, like the first iphone), streams music and blu tooth well.

    Cons: Small volume knob.

    This JVC KW-NT510HDT system

    Joe from Willcox, AZ on 3/15/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I am giving this product five stars as my son and I were very impressed with how easy this navigation system, was to install and how it does more than what i was expecting it to do for the price i paid for it... My son and I installed this system in my 2005 ford f150fx4 and was relatively easy to install. i purchased the Accele RVCLPMB back up camera and my son who has a factory back up camera in his 2014 explorer was as impressed with this camera as i was. all in all the JVC KW-NT510HDT navigation system, the Metra 95-5812 In-dash Receiver Kit , Receiver Wire Harness, all made the installation easy and with very little problems. We are looking forward to our trip to Montana in May and see how well the navigation works!

    Pros: easy installation, great system, back up camera very clear easily installed too. I've only had it for a couple of weeks, we'll see in a month if im still as happy as i am now...

    Cons: none


    Larry from Edinboro,PA on 1/7/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    It is O K when compared to factory systems. GREAT compared to tom tom. The GPS has me lost every time I try to get to a location in Pittsburgh.. The sound system is not great, but has inputs and outputs that could be used to connect to more amps. Not great base. Considering a sub woofer. I hate to spend any more money on a system that already costs plenty

    Pros: Not real hard to install, could have better info as to where to connect a few of the inputs required.

    Cons: not great sound without external amps. Sub needed, price

    awesome stereo

    RichB from Florence,NJ on 1/6/2014

    1997 Chevrolet Camaro
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great GPS, great bluetooth connection with my i phone 5, awesome sound, nice light effects, plays i tunes, pandora, CD's even DVD's, and has HD radio.

    Pros: Love that it charges my phone while playing everything from my music library including videos.

    Cons: Can't say anything bad about it.


    Miguel E from Puerto Rico on 1/4/2014

    2009 Toyota Venza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)


    Pros: All

    Cons: Nothing

    Great Product

    Mike M from Baltimore, MD. on 1/3/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice display, So far so good. Easy install & performance is great

    Pros: nice touch screen great picture


    Tough To Beat

    GL from San Diego, CA on 1/2/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I recently upgraded our single DIN Kenwood head unit (6 years old) with this one. I did the install myself and it went smoothly. It took me approximately four hours and the toughest/most time consuming parts were running the wire for the SiriusXM antenna and cleaning up all the wiring. I did use an aftermarket bypass for the parking break so my passenger (wife) could work the navigation while we are moving. Although it is subjective (and possibly wishful thinking) this stereo sounds better to me. It is running Kicker component speakers up front and I do not have an aftermarket amplifier. I did not bother hooking up the reverse wire (no backup camera) or the VSS wire (too much of a pain) and I've not noticed any problems with not doing this. All the functionality works great and it is so nice to have all the additional information from Sirius and the HD radio displayed on the screen. I highly recommend reading the owner's manual start to finish as most of the complaints in prior reviews could be addressed. I did notice that some of the Sirius functionality that is part of the tuner is not included such as pausing and recording stations. It comes preloaded with a 2012 version of Navteq, many other units allow you to download the latest map update. I love being able to use a 32GB MicroSD to load up all my music and have it permanently in the unit. For the price of this unit, I cannot imagine anything better.

    Pros: Startup Speed and no Touchscreen Delays, Appearance, Easy Interface, Great Sound Quality, Amazing Features for the Price, MicroSD for Music Storage

    Cons: Missing Sirius Features, Poor Android Pandora, Not Current Navigation

    JVC nav unit

    DS from Chagrin Falls, Oh on 1/2/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Good Head unit, nav took a little time to get used to after all Garmin units prior seems to do as intended.

    Pros: looks nearly stock in the dash

    Cons: all connections should have been plug in too many unused connections clutter up the back side

    Very affordable GPS head unit

    Bob from Dallas Texas on 1/1/2014

    1999 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Crutchfield supplied the needed wiring harness to connect this to my existing wiring in my 1999 Land Cruiser. Installation took about 2 hours. GPS is as fast and as accurate as my Garmin. The voice navigation prompts are way too loud even with it set to volume 1. I had to look in the book to turn down the voice prompts as the volume dial does not work for those. Most times I just turn off the voice. I can view the map and see the name and artist of the song that is playing. The HD radio is great but i find that 24 FM preset buttons is not enough. Dallas has lots of FM HD channels. I had to upgrade the firmware to get iHeart radio to work but the upgrade was easy with the sd card reader on the front. I also use Pandora and both services will show artwork, artist and song title. I also use XBox music on my Android phone and it plays well with the bluetooth option. Sometimes the bluetooth setting will display artist and title and some times it won't . The DVD will play fine on the screen when I am motionless. When I am moving the DVD still plays on the backseat headrests and the audio continues. I wish it would mute the main cabin speakers and send sound to wireless headphones but it does not have a separate output for rear seat audio, only video.

    Pros: Value priced GPS head unit. HD radio built-in. DVD player. Front SD card slot USB port supports up to a four port USB multiplier. This allows 4 USB memory sticks to be connected simultaneously.

    Cons: GPS voice prompt too loud. GPS voice prompt reminds you 3 times before you get to the corner that you need to turn. A little overkill. Road noise volume compensation doesn't seem to work. Sound equalizer doesn't work for iHeart radio. iHeart Radio and Pandora don't always connect properly. Sometimes restarting the app is required.

    Awesome Head Unit!

    Chris from Youngstown, OH on 1/1/2014

    2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Probably one of the best decks on the market and at a great price. It dramatically increases the quality from my factory speakers and has a ton of customizations and a great equalizer. This deck also has pretty much every feature you could ask for.

    Pros: Lots of features and great quality.

    Cons: No major cons of this product.

    Great Unit

    briangriffin56 from Keller, TX on 12/28/2013

    This deck was the max that I was going to spend on a deck. My wife got a new Ford with the SYNC in it and I really like this unit better. It does everything that I want it to do. I have put in about 200 decks in my life starting with 8 Tracks but I was a little nervous about anything other than a "music" unit. Crutchfield was there for me and now I have a unit that I absolutely love. Navigation is "spot on" Music is great. DVD looks and sounds like "home theatre"

    Pros: Navigation, Sound, App ability

    Cons: None


    Crutchfield customer from Gallatin tn on 12/26/2013

    2008 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The only bad thing about the head unit is it has a audible whine from its cooling fan. Everything else seems to function great.



    Navigation unit

    DR Mark from Chesapeake, VA on 12/23/2013

    2005 Honda Odyssey
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very nice unit. Has a lot of options I am still learning how to use. GPS maps are excellent. Voice prompt quality is great.

    Pros: Map quality, sound quality, voice prompt clarity


    So far, so good...

    Crutchfield customer from York, PA on 12/22/2013

    2005 Lexus RX330
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very attractive unit. I purchased this for my wife's Lexus RX. She wanted an in-dash navigation system, satellite radio, blue tooth, and a rear camera. I tried to find one that wasn't too complicated, she's not "tech savvy". This one fit the bill. Installation was pretty simple on the equipment side. A bit tricky finding the speed and reverse signals on the car side. All in, about six hours for the complete install. She's only been using it a short time but so far, it works very well. Navigation is easy to understand, the sound quality from the satellite radio is awesome, and the unit is fairly easy to operate once you customize it a bit. As usual, Crutchfield's service and tech support we're spot on!!

    Pros: Fairly easy to use Good blue tooth sound quality Great stereo sound

    Cons: None yet...


    Peter M from Detroit, MI on 12/22/2013

    2008 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent unit for the price as there are no surprise extras, you get all the features and ports you could want in the base price. The unit has HD Radio, which also provides the traffic information which already saved us on a trip to the airport from missing a flight. The BlueTooth works great. The ability to have both an external USB connection for a thumb drive loaded with music and a SD card front mounted loaded with videos makes a an excellent solution. Sound quality can be tuned to each car/speaker, a lot of flexability in tweaking it.

    Pros: Price and ports. The dual screen display allows you to watch a video in the lower right hand corner while negativing in the remainder of the screen.

    Cons: A little slow sometimes getting the initial GPS fix location but locks on good after that. Saving a favorite location took a bit of practice to do. Still looking for an application that can use Google maps to BlueTooth a destination. The one in the manual just does not seem to work, maybe in Europe but not in U.S. Like to use apps like NearMe or Google Maps and save that search as a destination.

    Great Unit, but.....

    Matt from Pennsauken, NJ on 12/20/2013

    2008 Saturn Aura
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great head unit and I like it! However, I couldn't get the steering wheel controls to work. I spoke to 3 different Crutchfield people and they game me 3 different ways to wire it, none worked. They told me to call the manufacturer of the steering wheel control, they were NO help. I asked Crutchfield to pay for me to take it to a "professional", they wouldn't. A little background. I have been an electrician for over 25 years and have installed a number of head units from Crutchfield. They always were great when I had any questions. This time not so much. I finally took the dashboard apart for the third time and took it to a local installer. He said that the programming they told me was wrong. Luckily he only charged me $45.

    Pros: Great unit. GPS works well

    Cons: For the first time I was disappointed in Crutchfield's techs.

    Love it, but HATE the Speed Limit Notifications

    Steph from Birmingham, AL on 12/20/2013

    2003 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I love almost everything about this device. I had it installed in a 2003 Ford Explorer. I was going to install it, but after removing the stock cd player, and looking at the old connections versus the new connections, reading the instructions and realizing I would need to get crimp caps or solder so I had it installed. I felt it was $$ well spent after it took them more than 10 hours. The display is clear and easy to see. It's a little busy at first,(as is the manual) when you are trying to learn everything, but with use it gets easier. The hands free speaker is crystal clear for whoever I'm talking to and for me. The Bluetooth connects automatically with my Android as soon as I turn on my SUV. I also got a back up camera as well and the display is very clear. Everything sounds great.....the cd player, HD radio, my phone and my ipod. DVDs also look great. I wish I had gotten this much sooner it would have saved a lot of angst over whether I should by a new car or not. Nothing wrong with this one I just wanted a little more technology. Now if only I could close the back with the push of a button. The GPS is acceptable. I like my old standalone Garmin better but that could be because I'm used to it and it had lifetime maps which I updated. I haven't checked on updating the maps on this yet. Overall it is really fun to use, especially when you upgrade from a 2003 stock radio, CD, and never used cassette player.

    Pros: Every component sounds good. The display is clear and easy to read. It also looks really good in my SUV.

    Cons: The GPS constantly says "please observe the speed limit." I was on a highway where the speed limit was increased from 65 to 70 over 18 months ago. It was very annoying. I'm sure this is something I can fix.


    daved1 from Rochester,NY on 12/20/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great Product. all features work well.

    Pros: Unit works well. Ease of use.

    Cons: Install had some bumps. Wiring could use some upgrades. Had to call twice to get wiring correct.

    Great upgrade

    fmdeadrick from San Diego, CA on 12/18/2013

    2011 Toyota Prius
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I find it hard to give anything a 5-star review unless it's spectacular, so this is a strong 4+. I wanted to swap out my stock radio head unit in my 2011 Prius for something with simple Bluetooth and decent navigation. I had an add-on Bluetooth system via the aux in with the stock radio, but was a pain since you had to have the source on that to use/hear it. So, the ability to listen to anything, radio, Pandora, CD, etc. with phone interruptions easily answered. It works great for that. The Navigation is good, not smartphone good though. The HD traffic only seems to work with major highways, and has an annoying flashing on and off. I still prefer Google maps on my phone to plan my escape to and from work. I can't trust the JVC to be better than me. I am using this with a Nokia Lumia 920, and the the Bluetooth audio works fine, Pandora launches from the phone, but not the icon with on the JVC, which is fine, but seems like it could be easily remapped to launch for Windows phone (I think iPhone and Android are supposed to.) Sound is good, I really like having HD radio in the car, the HD2 and HD3 channels often have some good extra content.

    Pros: Phone connects quickly. Navigation is decent, searching is pretty good, certainly better than OEM systems. Works well enough with Windows Phone 8 No crashes yet.

    Cons: Blinking traffic data is really annoying, and borderline dangerous. (That's my only con now.)

    Great unit

    Allan R from Spring Branch, TX. on 12/18/2013

    2009 Dodge Ram 2500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Install was fast and easy with kit that Crutchfield ships with the unit. Love the features in the unit. When Ipod is connected can scroll thru artist, albums, etc and select on screen. If you have album art it is displayed also. Nice feature when using the back up camera, volume is reduced when you put it in reverse for less distractions. Bought the kit to use steering controls and they work great! Selected this unit because of the lane preview in the navigation.

    Pros: Easy install with XM unit and back up camera.

    Cons: Too early to have any cons. As of yet I have not found any.


    Crutchfield customer from Aumsville, Oregon on 12/18/2013

    2008 GMC Acadia
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a fantastic device. I was given a price by my local GMC dealer to install a replacement factory replacement for my GPS/multimedia player, which had failed. The price quoted was 3X what this unit cost (even including paying a local installer to install it). It is working flawlessly - PLUS - I got the added capability of a DVD player. The device completely interfaced with my BOSE Speakers. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!

    Pros: Capabilities; quality of sound

    Cons: Difficult to get on to the use of it at first. User manual is very complex; JVC needs to include a cheat sheet with basic use commands.

    great radio easy install

    Crutchfield customer from Arizona on 12/18/2013

    2010 Nissan Rogue
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This was an easy install and it has a great sound. There were a couple things I thought the unit was capable Of doing but later informed that it doesn't. I thought I was able to have a slide show of photos for background, but doesn't do that. Also I love my xm radio and my old unit was able to save favorite songs that I selected. This unit doesn't do that. Also the background it's pretty simple. Not bad. The GPS is also pretty nice, has a lot of different viewing options DVD plays flawlessly and I love the iheart and Pandora app. Had some issues when first install but I just needed to update the unit and fixed it. . I like all the little extras. If your not looking for that then would be great for you.

    Pros: Easy install. Easy to use. Íheart and Pandora radio.

    Cons: doesn't do slide show, doesn't save your favorite song on xm. Can change background.

    Great Product

    Dennis / IL from Godfrey on 12/16/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great addition to our SUV, specially having GPS now. The HD tuner make music sound better and like the ability to add Sirius later. Last but not least, as usual with Crutchfield everything was there that I needed for the installation to go smoothly.

    Pros: Bluetooth and HD Tuner

    Cons: none that I can think of

    Great radio

    Greg J from La Plata, MD installed in 02 F250 on 12/15/2013

    2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Very good product. I was able to buy this on sale so feel that I got a very good deal for a great radio. The install was more difficult than advertised, I had to remove 2 dash bolts in my 02 F250 in order for the new radio to fit.

    Pros: Well designed and lots of features.

    Cons: The menus are not intuitive. Still having trouble trying to do channel presets and setting the home location on the navigation.

    Crutchfield response on 12/17/2013 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.


    Kieffer from Cincinnati, OH on 12/14/2013

    2012 Honda Ridgeline
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great sound, all the needed features. easy to install.

    Pros: Vaue

    Cons: None

    Very nice!

    69vetteguy from Columbia, SC on 12/14/2013

    2009 Chevrolet Equinox
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Upgraded the radio in my 2009 Equinox. As usual, Crutchfield delivers! Everything I needed was included. Instructions were clear and fit was perfect.

    Pros: Nice bright display; viewable in direct sunlight. Fast response, nice iPod integration.

    Cons: Wish it were IPhone 5 compatible

    Like it a lot!!

    Fmr from Lake Elsinore, ca on 12/12/2013

    2008 GMC Sierra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Fit perfectly, melded into dash awesomely.



    Great navigation, and sound package. But needs improvement.

    Gustavo S from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 12/11/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is an excellent upgrade to the factory stereo in a 2008 Toyota Prius. The large touch screen is excellent for overall use, especially the navigation. Added Bluetooth, GPS, USB iPod control, and HD Radio to my vehicle at a reasonable price. there are also various modes of sound enhancement including an equalizer. However, the GPS department needs refinement, it takes a while to getting used to it's interface. The Metra install kit is made of rather cheap, flexible plastics. The trim panel is cheaply made, and does not offer the same structural support to the air conditioning vents as the OEM radio did. Crutchfield did not provide paperwork, internet links, or pictures to installing the speed, reverse, and parking brake wires of this unit. But, they did instruct over phone, e-mail, and text where to find speed, and parking brake wires. The reverse wire was left disconnected since they do not know where it is in the vehicle.

    Pros: Great value for the price, unit is quality built. If your vehicle does not have GPS, bluetooth, HD radio, USB iPod control, or you want it all in one unit, this JVC navigation stereo is an excellent choice.

    Cons: This may not apply to your particular vehicle, but in mine you lose the sound beeps when interfacing with the Prius multi function display. Steering wheel radio control buttons are also lost, but can be restored with a pricy adaptor. Was able to use the Prius original mount bracket, made to a much higher quality than the Metra. I'd give this product 5 stars if Crutchfield could find a better trim panel that provides same structural support to A/C panels as OEM radio. GPS needs better GUI.


    Anon from Denver, CO on 12/10/2013

    2006 Audi A4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This deck promises an exceptional ammount of functionality! 1 HD Radio 2 Bluetooth connectivity 3 GPS with traffic alerts 4 Touchscreen 5 Pandora & Iheartradio 6 DVD Video 7 ...more

    Pros: See review

    Cons: Not ISO Double DIN compatible! Too much restricted operations while car is in motion, which detracts from the units usefulness! Incessant speed warnings!

    Love it and Now My Husband Wants One.

    Dereksmom42 from Southern Illinois on 12/10/2013

    2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    We bought this system because the radio in my Tahoe ate a CD and wouldn't give it back. Just a sign of the age of all the electronics. This system seemed to have all the features we wanted, with the best reviews and the best price (got in on the big sale). So far, I love it! The Bluetooth was super easy to connect to my phone, the hook up was relatively easy, the Nav system seems to be accurate and is fairly easy to use. The screen is very clear and every thing updates quickly, no waiting for seconds once you touch your selection. I haven't even read the manual so far, have figured most things out just by playing with it. For those who wondered about the touch screen speed controls, just ground that wire when you hook it up if you don't want it. You won't even need the cable (which I bought and didn't use). Overall I love it and as soon as I can save up the money, I will be getting one for my husband.

    Pros: While high in price, it's a very good deal when you consider all the components you get in one.

    Cons: Not sure how to update the Nav system maps; the Nav search space button doesn't seem to be working. (I reiterate that I have not read the manual yet and these things may be explained there.)

    Jvc kw-nt510hdt

    Opie from Fairchild Afb, WA on 12/10/2013

    2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Awesome staff at Crutchfield! Great unit.

    Pros: Tons of options and capabilities.

    Cons: You can do more on a windshield mounted gps than on unit. The so called safety features causes more of a hazard. You have to be stopped to use anything useful or informative. If you are tired and want to find the nearest hotel or motel than you have to pull over. That is not something I want to do on a busy roadway. You could apply this to about everything.

    Awesome radio!

    Keven W from Culman, Al on 12/8/2013

    2007 Saturn Sky
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I just installed in an 07 saturn sky redline with the factory monsoon system. Having problems getting my aftermarket backup cam to work. Been on the phone with support about five times and they're very knowledgable and friendly. We think i may have gotten a bad axxess gmos lan 04 so they're shipping a replacement tomorrow. It wont detect when the car goes into reverse, therefore won't switch over to the camera. I just noticed that this radio is no longer available from crutchfield(discontinued)..... Disappointing. Best radio on the market for the sale price!!!!!!!!! You can still find it elsewhere. Grab it while you still can!!!

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: Absolutely none

    Very Solid product - Packed with features

    Jay from Richmond, VA on 12/6/2013

    2005 Ford Five Hundred
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Great deal for so many features and versatility. Installation was easy, I needed Crutchfield assistance with finding my car's light control switch wire, and of course they were very friendly & helpful. My car does not have a speed sensor wire so I did lose some features associated with that, but the navigation is still spot on. Music sounds great, love the HD stations.

    Pros: Tons of features, touch screen, blue tooth works well.

    Cons: You cannot voice dial with this unit. In absence of a speed sensor wire, I wish the GPS could calculate my speed like my portable GPS does.

    Great product

    AndrewW from Mesa, AZ on 12/4/2013

    2005 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent product, easy install, great sound, I use the HD Radio, Pandora, and iPhone music the most, haven't tried the DVD, don't really need that feature, plan on putting my music on an SD Card I can leave in there for times I don't want to hookup my phone. Bluetooth to phone audio and interface is exceptional, people on the phone report that it sounds better than when I'm using the handset! My only "hmmm, could be better" is in the navigation voice prompts, it says, "Destination Ahead" but doesn't give you right or left, this can catch you off guard on 3 lane roads, etc... so best to know beforehand if it's North/South or East West when you get there. Also it gives too many prompts leading up to an intersection, "In a half mile, turn right" "In 500 feet, Turn Right on North xyz Road" "Turn Right on North xyz Road" then exactly at the street "ding-ding" I'd give up the 500 foot notice in exchange for "on right" or "on left" at the destination! Other than that, i can't fault it, well worth the money, boots quick, sounds great, does everything I want.

    Pros: Sound quality, easy install, boots fast, great user interface, pandora, iphone (i have a 5S) works great, lots of features, "Please observe the speed limit" voice prompt if desired (you can set how fast over before this sounds)

    Cons: Doesn't give "on right" or "on left" when arriving at destination.


    gersumabat from San Diego, CA on 12/3/2013

    2008 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Product is great! Has all the functionality to cover Androids and iPhones. Love the onscreen traffic feedback from the RDS/GPS. Just that alone saved me a couple of hours of traffic driving into L.A. Install was a breeze.

    Pros: Full control of key functions for phone/bluetooth/USB/SDmicro/DVD. USB video playback is very clean. Let's you store up to 32GB of data to keep everyone entertained. GPS is very accurate. Traffic reports via RDS is free and there are options to update map as needed.

    Cons: Installed into a 2009 VW Jetta, lost radio menu on steering wheel control. Could be a FW update?

    Awesome Head Unit

    maccve from Jefferson City, MO on 12/3/2013

    2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I installed this unit in a 2013 FJ Cruiser and love it so far! I previously owned a Ford F-150 Lariat with the premium sound system and navigation built in and was missing that function, plus the Toyota factory system sounded like I was in a plastic garbage can... Anyway, I installed this system and it sounds great with my upgraded speakers! It works flawlessly with the SiriusXM adapter, the steering wheel control adapter and I hard wired in the rear view mirror back-up camera. The Sirius XM and bluetooth interface work really good for me! I found a subwoofer for a good deal that I am going to install under my seat...that should make the sound even better and the unit is set up with subwoofer outputs.

    Pros: Interface with my iPhone, sounds great (lots of audio adjustments), fast boot up time. Looks like it was factory installed with the adapters Crutchfield sent with the system!

    Cons: Navigation seems to do too many "make a slight left ahead" call outs when it is just a curve in the road....may be a setting I can adjust... Also, I wish I could put lines on the back up camera image which helps with aligning the vehicle (tend to still use my rear view mirror for that).

    great system

    Anthony G from Vineland NJ on 12/1/2013

    1999 Ford Ranger
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    This is a great unit it has everything you need to have total control of all of your audio and video needs in your automobile. I installed it in a 2010 Honda Accord and it really works great! It makes your dash come alive with all of the colorful lights.

    Pros: HD Radio built in , Pandora available, and a variety of sound shaping tool.

    Cons: navigation system a little time consumming to program.

    Awesome Product & Awesome Price!!!

    MikeB from Allentown, PA on 12/1/2013

    2004 Subaru Legacy
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love this head unit! Was looking at a double DIN for quite a while. Finally got a deal that I couldn't pass up. Crutchfield's price was too good to pass up and I am glad that I didn't. Lots of features! All the bells and whistles! Really been fun learning how this works and taking advantage of all the options. I wish I had done it sooner.

    Pros: Price, many features, everything works as advertised. Best unit I have ever owned.

    Cons: None at all!

    I love it put it in everything works I have no complaints

    Crutchfield customer from Wheeling wva on 11/24/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love everything about it everything works great easy to put in no problems

    Pros: Everything is all good

    Cons: None

    Love it!

    Lee from Birmingham, Al on 11/21/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Love everything about! Couldn't be happier with my purchase or Crutchfield!

    Pros: awesome unit. Bluetooth sounds great.

    Cons: no voice call

    Electronics & Entertainment

    Rev. Vince D from Livingston, NY on 11/20/2013

    2009 Nissan Frontier SE
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    WOW...everyone at Crutchfield was patient and helpful with all my concerns. Support was professional and clear about addressing my questions. Every aspect of this installation went smoothly. I surprised myself with completing the process without a problem. The unit itself is beyond my high expectations. It's ease of use is without comparison. The quality of sound is a notable enhancement over the previous unit. I believe this GPS/Receiver will increase the value of my vehicle. I know it will provide long term entertainment for me and my passengers. TOP NOTCH!

    Pros: I have mechanical skills and proved it with this installation because the process was really a no brainer.

    Cons: If they exist, I do not have the slightest idea what they could be, at least for myself.

    Excellent Unit

    Rick from Scranton, PA on 11/19/2013

    2008 Ford Escape
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Wow what a great item exellent item works great I intalled this in my 2008 ford escape and what a diffrence this made to my sound system .from the ford factory radio very simple to install and clear directions and of course a great price

    Pros: Very simple to install for the do it yourself installers out there

    Cons: None

    Love it

    Rafael from New Jersey on 11/18/2013

    2002 Oldsmobile Bravada
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I been through 3 radios so far. the first one was the JENSEN VM9424BT, used. which it was very nice, not to Wi-Fi friendly with phone apps, but it was simple and it did what it had to do, but I end up selling it to my uncle, my second radio was the Clarion NX602 for almost $500 dollars from an online store. I thought it was going to be a good radio, but men was I wrong !!! the Clarion radio had some really good features that were cool, but they didn't work right, it keep killing my IPod, the volume bar would stay on the G.P.S. and I couldn't see the menu bar on the bottom, the output for the headrest monitor didn't work at all, the G.P.S. would keep repeating that I had arrived at my destination over and over, so I return it, and am still waiting for my refund money !!!! I was ready to give up until I found the JVC KWNT510HDT on Crutchfield, for almost $200 dollars less than other online stores, I tried to do the price match with them, but they say no !!!!

    Pros: features work, the G.P.S. is so clear and accurate with the traffic, the sound is so HD quality, the HD radio is already build in, not like the others that say HD radio ready, so you dohae to buy extra stuff to get it going, it works really good with my Android phone, I can listen to Pandora get the artist and song info on the radio screen, select thumbs up or thumbs down, the output for the headrest works really good, the Bluetooth connects really fast. and the calls are crystal clear.

    Cons: Nothing yet

    Almost Perfect

    Rob from TN on 11/8/2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I bought the older (500HDT) model a year and a half ago. It has been an excellent unit for travel. Packed with features and great sound staging. The new model seems to load faster and is more responsive to the screen controls. My only complaint is that in a world going more and more to blu ray, that they didn't make the leap with the 510HDT. Maybe the next one will.

    Pros: Built in blue tooth. Fast CPU. Great design.

    Cons: Still no blu ray.

    Very fast head unit! Great firmware!

    Dave from Claymont, DE on 10/27/2013

    2013 Honda CR-Z
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Excellent head unit that provides a very fast interface and boot time. I went through two head units before finally settling with this one. JVC has done their homework with this head unit. The navigation provides clear voice instructions and interface contains lane guidance, but its a little slow on the refresh rate as the vehicle moves. Also, the recalculation can sometimes take a little long if you made a wrong turn. The POI search is not so user friendly because it doesn't allow you to use the space button and once you finally enter something the results filter by the longest distance to shortest by default(JVC fix this please). Besides those flaws, the navigation is spot on and comparable to my $200 portable Garmin. The traffic functionality works really well and saved me from huge headaches. The NaviBridge works really well, but I wish it works with the iPhone via bluetooth when transferring destinations (android is supported via bluetooth only). The interface is really super fast compared to Pioneer, Kenwood and Alpine and user friendly. The boot time is usually 10-15 seconds for me and everything works and functions after that time without lag. The unit is very intuitive with tons of functionality. The unit will be perfect if JVC refined the navigation POI search feature, navi refresh rate and recalculation lag. Also adding voice dial wouldn't hurt either.

    Pros: Friendly interface, fast and responsive unit, dedicated NAV and AV button, boot time, navigation, hd radio, iPod feature, bluetooth streaming

    Cons: Navigation, iphone support via bluetooth, no voice dial

    a fine upgrade to the stock radio

    RP from PA on 8/1/2013

    2010 Ford F-150 XLT
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Install was straight-forward, mostly followed the instructions, o extra parts left over, no gaps or loose bits rattling around. Soldered the wires to the adaptor, should keep the connection for the rest of the life of the vehicle (2010 F-150). Sound is good enough (not an audiophile). SD, USB and Bluetooth work ok. Navigation is what I expected, very similiar to my old Garmin Nuvi.

    Pros: Easy install, good sound, good navigation.

    Cons: Speed alert - haven't figured out how to turn it off yet (probably in the manual somewhere). It is very annoying.


    ErmacE from Tampa, FL on 7/15/2013

    2008 Audi A4
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Installed on 2008 Audi A4 2.0t, great GPS receiver, turns on really fast, UI is very intuitive, lots of sound options, had it professionally installed and looks great!

    Pros: Great GPS receiver

    Cons: The auto dimming feature doesnt work too well at night, so far, i've had to manually dim the screen each time at night


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    Features and Specs

    AUX Input 3.5mm (front)
    Audio/video Input Composite (rear)
    USB Input Rear
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB/MicroSD memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation Yes
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3/2/1
    Touch 5/4/3/2/1
    iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G/2G
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 20 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Preamp Voltage 2.5 volts
    Screen Size 6.1
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 8.3 dBf
    European Tuning No
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    High-res Playback ---

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    Touchscreen Display
    Onboard Navigation
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc/USB/microSD-card Playback
    iPod/BlackBerry Integration
    HD+Internet+SiriusXM Radio
    Audio Section
    AV Connections
    Remote Control

    Touchscreen Display

    6.1" Touchscreen Display: The JVC KW-NT510HDT features a fixed 6.1" wide, 16:9 touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. The touchscreen LCD serves as a video monitor, system information display and touchscreen control panel.

    Ultras-Fast Start-Up Time: The JVC KW-NT510HDT has an ultra-fast start up time of approximately 10.3 seconds from Off to the Map screen or an audio/video source screen.

    Hard-Key Controls w/ Variable Button Illumination: In addition to the head unit's touchscreen monitor, the KW-NT510HDT features a rotary-dial and push-button controls along the left edge of the screen. The hard-key controls provide Power, Source, Eject, Volume, Menu, Map, and AV functions. The JVC KW-NT510HDT allows you to adjust the unit's hard-key button illumination. It offers 7 color presets (Blue, Aqua, Green, Yellow, Pink, Red, and Purple) for the hard-key button illumination. Additionally, there are two user presets, allowing you to individually adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue from 0 to 31. There is also a "Scan" setting which scans through all of the 7 available preset colors continuously.

    Off-Axis Viewing: Use the Off-Axis Viewing feature if the screen is hard to see due to the installation angle or position.

    Quick Menu: The Quick Menu is user-changeable and can be assigned a set of frequently used features for quicker, easier access. Up to 6 Quick Menu short-cuts can be assigned. The Quick Menu can be accessed from the head unit's navigation Map screen.

    AV Control Bar: The AV control bar overlays a small AV source control window on top of the head unit's map screen (at the bottom right-hand side of the screen). With this "picture-in-picture" type function, the head unit can now display the navigation and source screens (or rear-view camera) simultaneously.

    Picture Adjustments: You can adjust the contrast, color, tint, and detail level during video playback. You can also choose from four aspect modes for the in-dash display:

    • Regular: For 4:3 source material, 4:3 and 16:9 pictures display with black bars on either side (16:9 images are compressed).
    • Full: Expands 4:3 pictures horizontally to fill the entire width of the screen, distorting the picture slightly but retaining full image height.
    • Auto: The correct aspect mode is automatically chosen based on the incoming signal.

    Adjustable Dimmer: When 12 volts is applied to the illumination lead (orange/white) and the dimmer is set to Auto, the display will dim automatically when you turn on your vehicle's exterior or interior lights. The dimmer can also be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), or On (display is always dimmed). You can also manually adjust the display brightness for Day & Nighttime driving.

    Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light-green parking brake wire (within 22-pin harness) must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view many of the other display and menu functions. When driving at a speed greater than 3 miles-per-hour, some menu screens are not available.

    Security Lock/Indicator: You may program the unit with a 4 digit security code. Once the unit has been programmed with a security code, the code must be entered to use the unit after it has been turned off. If you enable the security indicator, it flashes when the unit is turned off as an antitheft deterrent.

    2-DIN Chassis: The JVC KW-NT510HDT 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, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.

    Onboard Navigation

    Built-In Navigation (powered by NAVTEQ): The JVC KW-NT510HDT features a built-in GPS Navigation system with maps of the United States (including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, and Puerto Rico; powered by NAVTEQ Maps. The built-in maps include over 8-million Points of Interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, gas stations, attractions, parking, airports, ATMs, and more. All map data is stored on the unit's 8GB SSD (sold state drive). The unit's 3-sensor navigation system helps to pinpoint your vehicle's current location. Once a destination is set, the unit provides turn-by-turn voice & visual guidance through your vehicle's speakers and the unit's display monitor; using NAVTEQ navigation software.

    Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While this 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: Map updates via a microSD/SDHC memory card can be purchased at the online NAVTEQ store.

    3-Sensor Navigation w/ Antenna: The JVC KW-NT510HDT is equipped with a high-sensitivity WAAS capable GPS receiver (SiRFstarIII), Speed Pulse wire, and Gyro sensor to calculate your vehicle's current location. The included GPS antenna features a self-adhesive base and an attached 11.5' cable terminated by a proprietary plug which connects to GPS-ANT input on the back of the head unit. The GPS antenna is designed to be mounted inside the vehicle on the dash. The GPS antenna measures 1.3125" (w) x 0.625" (h) x 1.4375" (d).

    On-Screen Map: As you travel, the KW-NT510HDT guides you to your destination with voice prompts, arrows on the map, and on-screen directions. At the bottom of the screen is your current street, while the top of the screen shows your next street; the upper-left corner indicates the distance to your next maneuver. Your route is marked with a light-blue line, while your vehicle is marked by a red arrow (or car) on the screen, and checkered flag marks your destination. A magnified view of the map is displayed when approaching your next turn. When you reach an area approximately within 90' around the destination/via point, the navigation system considers you to have reached your destination/via point. You can adjust the following map settings.

    • 2D/3D Maps: You can changes the perspective of the map from 2D North-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with North at the top), 2D Heading-Up (displays the map in 2 dimensions with your direction of travel at the top of the screen), 3D Map (displays the map in 3 dimensions with your direction of travel at the top of screen).
    • Map Views: You can zoom in and out of the map screen, as well as scroll the map screen left/right or up/down. You can also rotate a 3D map screen 360-degrees.
    • Night Map Mode: Night Map Mode dims the map display when driving at night. You can turn this feature On/Off or set to Auto so the map display dims when you turn on your vehicle's headlights (the unit's illumination control lead connect is required for Auto mode).
    Note: The AV control bar overlays a small AV source control window on top of the head unit's map screen (at the bottom right-hand side of the screen). With this "picture-in-picture" type function, the head unit can now display the navigation and source screens (or rear-view camera) simultaneously.

    3D Landmarks: The KW-NT510HDT 's navigation map features three-dimensional buildings to provide you with a better perspective of your surroundings. With 3D Landmarks, you can see representations of prominent buildings in many cities.

    Voice Guidance (with Text-to Speech): When you approach a turn, the KW-NT510HDT guides you with voice guidance (Text-to-Speech) through your vehicle's front speakers and visual indications on the KW-NT510HDT's screen. The unit offers 3 voice guidance languages including English, Spanish and French; with adjustable volume (0-20). You can continue to listen to your music source while navigating. The KW-NT510HDT will mute or attenuate the music source, when there is a text-to-speech voice prompt. Once the voice prompt has ended, your music volume will automatically raise to previous setting.

    Lane Assist w/ Junction View: The Lane Assist function guides you to the appropriate lane you should be in for upcoming junctions and interchanges, while Junction View displays a realistic view of upcoming road details facilitating a safer navigation experience.

    Destination Search: The JVC KW-NT510HDT offers the following Destination Search functions:

    Destination Search Description
    Browse Map Select a point on the map for your destination by touching the screen.
    Home Register one point as your home address.
    Address Search by address using the unit's on-screen keyboard.
    Favorites Register 300 of your favorite points so you can easily navigate to them from anywhere at any time.
    Previous Search from the history of previous destinations and via points from the last 50 points.
    8,000,000 POIs
    You can search for POIs (points-of interest) by category - Gas Station, Parking, Restaurant, Coffee/Deserts, Finance, Shopping, Service, Entertainment, Recreation, Hotel/Accommodation, Travel, Medical, Community, Automotive, etc.. You can also enter the specific name of a POI. You can choose to search for POIs around your current position, your destination, or your via point(s).
    Phone Number Search a destination by entering its telephone number using the unit's on-screen keypad.
    Coordinates Search by entering the latitude and longitude.
    Note: Moving at a specific speed (3+ MPH) engages safety measures in the navigation system to encourage safe driving. Only instantly accessible points-of-interest and simple menu systems are accessible, unless the car is stopped. Otherwise, an address cannot be entered (the keyboard is disabled). The vehicle must be stopped and the parking brake will need to be engaged to enable these functions.

    NaviBridge (for iPhone or Android): NaviBridge is a free iPhone/Android application that allows you to remotely control the JVC navigation head unit by setting a destination from your USB connected iPhone (iOS 4.3+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone (2.2+). Your supported iPhone can be connected to the head unit via the JVC KS-U49 cable (sold separately) or the cable the came with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support Bluetooth and be paired with the head unit. You can set a destination from your iPhone or Android map screen, or select one from your smartphone's stored Contacts or Bookmarks. The NaviBridge app can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store.

    Note: When using an Android device, you cannot select Pandora as a source during NaviBridge mode.

    Total Traffic+ HD Network: The KW-NT510HDT also includes free lifetime subscription to Clear Channel's Total Traffic+ HD Network, which provides real-time on-screen traffic updates; as well as News, Sports, and Weather Information. Total Traffic+ HD Network delivers real-time traffic data for 100 metropolitan markets in the United States. Total Traffic+ HD Network provides incident, event, construction, congestion, and impact information during your travels. Using this real-time traffic data, the JVC KW-NT510HDT can automatically calculate a new route when approaching a traffic event; saving you time and fuel resources, and helping to alleviate roadway stress.

    • Traffic List: The Total Traffic+ HD Network provides of a list of traffic incidents in your local area so you can choose a preferred route around these areas - even before you start navigating. While navigation is active, you can even view all traffic incidents ahead on your desired route.
    • Traffic Warnings: The KW-NT510HDT provides incident warnings for traffic congestion, road construction, and weather hazards. Once a traffic incident is selected, detailed information can be viewed about the exact location and distance from your current position.
    • Traffic Alerts: Traffic alerts appear on-screen as you approach incident locations. You can choose to reroute manually, continue your current route, or have the KW-NT510HDT automatically reroute you around these areas.
    • Headline News: Information on National, World, Sports, and Business news downloads automatically. Full news stories can also be selected for reading on-screen.
    • Sports Scores: You can look up scores from current national sporting events.
    • Weather Info: You can view local and national weather conditions on screen.
    Note: Total Traffic+ HD Network coverage map. When you are out of HD radio coverage, the Hybrid Total Traffic Network+ Mode receives news and real-time traffic information from the iHeartRadio Link app on your USB connected iPhone.

    NewsService Journaline: NewsService Journaline delivers hierarchically structured textual information, enabling you to easily and immediately access traffic information you are most interested in from the JVC in-dash navigation receiver. You can browse all received traffic information, both program-related and program-independent textual information, and select your favorite traffic news items.

    Routing Preferences: You can select how the unit will calculate your route by adjusting Route Priority and Route Avoidance. You can select the unit to either calculate the fastest timed route or shortest distant route. You can select to use or avoid the following types of roads; Freeway, Toll Road, or Ferry.

    Via Points: After selecting your destination, you can select up to four places (via points) to stop by along your route.

    Adjusting Vehicle Position: If you find your current position is displayed incorrectly on the map, you can adjust your vehicle's position/location.

    Speed Alert: The system sounds an alarm when you surpass the speed limit of the current road by a set value. You can choose for the unit to alert you when you are 3, 6, 10, 15, or 20 miles over the speed limit.

    Auto Reroute: If you depart from the original route, the navigation system recalculates the route and provides new directions.

    Simulate: You can simulate a desired route to confirm what your trip will look like.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KW-NT510HDT features built-in 2.4GHz Bluetooth technology (version 2.1+EDR). The KW-NT510HDT's built-in Bluetooth technology promotes safe driving habits by allowing you to have a hands-free conversation while driving, without the need to hold a phone to your ear. Your Bluetooth enabled phone can be kept in your purse, pocket, or glovebox; while you communicate through the JVC navigation receiver. The head unit also support Bluetooth audio streaming from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone or digital audio player.

    Bluetooth Profiles: 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), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JVC head unit. See JVC's Bluetooth compatibility chart for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.

    SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KW-NT510HDT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the JVC head unit (only one paired phone can be used at a time).

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The touchscreen controls of the KW-NT510HDT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (front or all). During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.

    • Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone number will be displayed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor. You can answer the call from the head unit's touchscreen, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call within 5 seconds.
    • Dialing a Number: Using the KW-NT510HDT , you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Phone Book: You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the KW-NT510HDT , so you can then dial by using the downloaded phone book numbers. Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up to 50 characters long. You can do an alphabetical search (A-Z) to find your desired contact.
      • Call Log: The Call Log is a list of calls that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50 each).

      Note: While your vehicle is moving over 3mph, some Bluetooth hands-free communication functions are disabled for safety reasons. The keys associated with the disabled functions become ineffective if touched.

    External Microphone: The JVC KW-NT510HDT includes an external microphone to carry on your side of a phone conversation. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road noise. You can adjust the volume level and noise cancellation of the microphone without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.505" (depth).

    Note: This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel microphone.

    Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The JVC KW-NT510HDT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KW-NT510HDT will be able to control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title. The KW-NT510HDT also supports audio streaming of music apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control. Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. 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/microSD-Card Playback

    Multimedia Playback: The JVC KW-NT510HDT offers a front-loading disc slot, rear-panel USB port, and front-panel microSD-card slot.

    • Compatible Discs: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down. The KW-NT510HDT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW discs.
    • USB Port: The JVC KW-NT510HDT features a rear-panel USB type-A port (attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 38" cable) 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. Up to 4 USB devices can be connected to the head unit's USB port via a single USB hub (sold separately). USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    • microSD-Card Slot: The JVC KW-NT510HDT is equipped with a front-panel microSD-card. The unit supports microSD (up to 2GB) and microSDHC (up to 32GB) memory cards.

    Compatible Media Files: The JVC KW-NT510HDT 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 or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) USB (MSC) microSD/SDHC (2GB-32GB)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo FAT 12/16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 16-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 16-48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 16-48kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
    MP3: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 16-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 16-48kHz
    AAC: bit rate of 32-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 16-48kHz
    WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
    FLAC: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    Video DVD-Video, DVD-VR MPEG4: picture size of 720x480 (30fps) w/ max bit rate of 8Mbps
    H.264/AVC: picture size of 720x480 (30fps) w/ max bit rat of 8Mbps
    WMV: picture size of 720x480 (30fps) w/ max bit rat of 8Mbps
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 250 folders/5,000 files (999 files per folder) 9,999 folders (maximum of 999 files per folder)
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, and WAV-tags

    Playback & Search Functions: The KW-NT510HDT offers the following playback & search functions for Disc, USB and microSD playback; Folder/File Search, Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Reverse, Next/Previous Track, Random (all/disc), and Repeat (track/chapter/folder).

    DVD Touchscreen Control: During DVD playback, you can control certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has 3 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing the middle of the screen activates the DVD playback on-screen buttons.

    Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc or USB/microSD memory device). Next time you select CD, USB, or microSD for the playback source, the unit will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    Disc Reload: If the ejected disc is not removed within 15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to protect it from dust; playback starts automatically.

    Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit within 30-degrees of horizontal.

    iPod/BlackBerry Integration

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity (w/ DAC bypass): The JVC KW-NT510HDT supports audio/video playback from select Apple iPods and iPhones. Because the JVC KW-NT510HDT uses its USB connection for audio & control transfer, your iPod/iPhone's stored music is loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality is maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to 100dB.

    • Audio/Video Playback: The optional JVC KS-U49 iPod cable (105KSU49, sold separately) allows you to playback and control audio/video from your iPod or iPhone on this JVC navigation head unit. You can access audio/video content stored on your iPod/iPhone device or apps streamed to your Apple device. The cable features a proprietary Apple iPod 30-pin dock connector on one end and a male 3.5mm video connector on other end, along with a USB type-A connector. The cable plugs into the unit's rear-panel "iPod Video" input and USB port. The unit's USB port handles the audio transfer, control, metadata display, and charging of your iPod/iPhone. The 3.5mm video input handles video transfer from your iPod/iPhone to the JVC receiver. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
    • Audio Only Playback: If you only want to playback audio from your iPod or iPhone, you can simply connect it to the KW-NT510HDT 's USB port using the USB/iPod dock cable that came with your iPod/iPhone. You can then access music stored on your iPod/iPhone device, as well as music apps streamed to your Apple device. Up to 4 iPod/iPhone devices can be connected to the head unit's USB port via a single USB hub (sold separately).
    Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5/5C/5S; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. These Apple devices only support audio playback (no video output).

    iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control your connected iPod/iPhone from the JVC head unit, from the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen, or from select apps streamed to your iPhone.

    • Head Unit: From the head unit's front-panel controls you can search for your iPod/iPhone's stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, and Audiobook. You can search your iPod/iPhone's stored videos by Playlist, Movies, Music Videos, TV Shows, Video Podcasts, Rentals, and iTunesU. Once a Playlist or Category is selected, you can search the list alphabetically (A-Z). The KW-NT510HDT also supports Repeat (song) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone. In addition, you can control basic playback functions (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Song) of music apps streamed to your iPhone (iOS 3.0+). Not all apps will be compatible.
    • iPod/iPhone: You can choose to navigate your iPod or iPhone's stored music and videos, as well as streamed music apps from its clickwheel or touchscreen; like you are accustomed to during normal usage. This is very useful for the person riding in your passenger seat. The head unit's search & playback controls will be locked in this mode, but you do still get metadata display on the head unit's touchscreen monitor. Not compatible with all music apps.
    • External Mode: External mode lets you enjoy video content from your iPhone's downloaded video apps through the JVC KW-NT510HDT . Using the JVC KSU-49 cable (sold separately), you can watch video on the JVC navigation receiver's touchscreen from streaming video apps; such as Netflix & YouTube downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+). You cannot control these apps from the head unit; you will still need to use your iPhone to control playback. The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to playback video. Not all video apps will be compatible with External mode.
    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded application will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    iPod/iPhone Display: The KW-NT510HDT will display music file information for your iPod/iPhone's stored music and music apps in Head Unit or iPod control mode. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, and Album Art. Pandora and iHeartRadio song/artist information will also be displayed. External (App) mode does not display metadata on the unit's LCD monitor (the head unit will simply display "External Mode").

    iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. iPod/iPhone devices connected to the head unit via a USB hub will not be charged. 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 JVC KW-NT510HDT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 10/20/2013):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Apps Bluetooth Display Type Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone External Mode NaviBridge iHeartRadio Pandora Phone Audio Album Art Song/Artist Text Track Info
    iPhone 2G 3.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 7.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5C* 7.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5S* 7.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5* 7.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch 1st 2.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y
    5th* 7.0.2 Y N Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y
    nano 1st 1.3.1 Y N Y N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    2nd 1.1.3 Y N Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    7th* 1.02 PC Y N Y Y N N N N N Y Y Y Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    video 5th 1.3 Y Y Y N N N N N N N Y Y Y Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
    2 7.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
    3 7.0.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
    4* 7.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    mini* 7.0.2 Y N Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y


    • *Requires the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit.
    • 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.

    Drive Change Mode (for BlackBerry): The JVC receiver's USB port supports playback from BlackBerry smartphones (via USB mass storage mode). JVC's Drive Change Mode lets you connect your BlackBerry smartphone (that uses an external memory card) directly to the head unit, via USB. Drive Change Mode will let you switch between your BlackBerry smartphone's internal and external memory (such as microSD Card), so you can listen to music stored on either memory. You'll continue to be able control basic playback functions; such as folder/file search, play/pause, and skip next/previous; regardless of memory type.

    HD+Internet+SiriusXM Radio

    HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio technology significantly improves audio quality and reception, as well as includes information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo, while FM digital will have CD-like quality sound with static free and clear reception. In addition to HD AM/FM stations, the KW-NT510HDT can also receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.

    • Digital/Analog Tuning: You can setup the KW-NT510HDT to search both analog and digital radio stations, only HD Radio stations, or analog radio stations only. You can store up to 18 FM and 6 AM digital/analog presets stations as presets (HD Radio multicast channels can also be preset). Presets can be set manually or automatically, using Strong-station Sequential Memory (SSM). You can also switch the analog tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.
    • Channel Guide: The Channel Guide scans and stores the receivable HD Radio stations in your area for immediate access from the head unit's on-screen menu.
    • Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with HD Radio broadcasting, it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast programs (HD1/HD2/HD3).
    • Bookmark: You can bookmark the current playing song and later transfer the song/artist/album info via a QR code to your compatible smartphone device.
    • Artist Experience: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles, as well as Album Art and historical photographs. The built-in HD Radio tuner displays song, artist, and station information, as well as Album Art on the display of the JVC KW-NT510HDT.
    • iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's information (tag) from a HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 100 songs. Your iPod/iPhone must have at least 64KB of free space to "tag" and transfer songs. iTunes 7.4 or later is required to purchase "tagged" songs.
    • Instant Info: News, sports, weather, and other useful information is available via HD Radio.
    • Active Radio: Emergency alerts via HD Radio broadcast deliver relevant alert information such as weather alerts, road hazards, and civil or community messages.
    Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go to to check for HD Radio stations in your area.

    Internet Radio Apps: The JVC KW-NT510HDT allows you to access Pandora and iHeartRadio online music services through your USB-connected iPhone or Bluetooth-connected Android/Blackberry smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the KW-NT510HDT via the JVC KSU-49 cable (sold separately), or the cable supplied with your iPhone. Your Android or Blackberry smartphone must support A2DP/ AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the JVC KW-NT510HDT. Your iPhone, Android smartphone, or Blackberry device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.

    • Pandora App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry): The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps, Google Play, or BlackBerry App World) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the JVC KW-NT510HDT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS3+) or Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry smartphone. The JVC KW-NT510HDT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station list and sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. The song/artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account. An active Pandora account is required.
    • iHeartRadio Link (for iPhone/Android): The free iHeartRadio Link app for JVC (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play-coming soon) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the JVC KW-NT510HDT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 4.2+), or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone (2.2+). The iHeartRadio music service provides access to more than 1,500 live radio stations from coast-to-coast (including pop, country, urban, rock, talk, and sports). All stations are streamed in high-quality AAC format. The KW-NT510HDT will provide control over the iHeartRadio Link app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information, along with album art. You can select available stations from the unit's on-screen station list, which includes - Favorites (up to 100), Featured, Local Stations, All Cities, National Stations, Genres, and Personalities. You an also have the head unit randomly select stations for you. iHeartRadio even provides "tag" information for each song, so you can transfer "tag" information to your connected iPhone and purchase your "tagged" songs later from the online iTunes store. An active iHeartRadio account is required.
    Note: Access to these Internet Radio services will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone or Android/Blackberry smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM Ready via Firmware Update: The KW-NT510HDT is compatible with SiriusXM's SXV200 tuner (220SXV200, sold separately) through a firmware update from JVC.

    Audio Section

    24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KW-NT510HDT utilizes a 24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.

    MOSFET Amplifier: The KW-NT510HDT is equipped with a MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not pushing the limits of the amplification circuit.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the KW-NT510HDT 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 KW-NT510HDT are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total watts)

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KW-NT510HDT with factory speakers (or those rated to less than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to low, the volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 30 (maximum). When using speakers rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to high, and the volume control will range from 0 to 50. The internal amp can also be turned off when all the speakers are powered by outboard amplifiers.

    Volume Adjust: The input level of each source (other than FM) is adjustable relative to the FM radio volume, so there isn't a significant volume difference when changing sources. Each source is individually adjustable from -5 to +5.

    2.5V/6CH Preamp Output: The KW-NT510HDT is equipped with three pair of 2.5V preamp outputs (Front/Rear/Subwoofer). The front & rear preamp outputs offer balance/fade control and are designed to hookup to a full-range 4-channel amplifier. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and designed to hookup to a mono-block subwoofer amplifier. You can adjust the head unit's subwoofer level between -50 and +10.

    Digital Crossover Network: The KW-NT510HDT features a variable high pass crossover for the front & rear speakers, as well as a low pass crossover for the subwoofer.

    • Front: Frequency (Through, 30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250Hz), Slope (-6/-12/-18/-24dB), Gain (-8 to 0dB), Tweeter Level (-8 to 0dB)
    • Rear: Frequency (Through, 30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250Hz), Slope (-6/-12/-18/-24dB), Gain (-8 to 0dB)
    • Subwoofer: Frequency (Through, 30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100/120/150/180/220/250Hz), Slope (-6/-12/-18/-24dB), Gain (-8 to 0dB), Phase (Normal/Reverse)

    Equalizer: The JVC KW-NT510HDT provides both a Preset EQ for quick musical adjustment and 13-Band EQ for more advanced customization.

    • Preset EQ: Choose from Flat, Dynamic, Bass Boost, Natural, Vocal Boost, Vibrant, or User 1/2/3/4.
    • 13-Band EQ: Each user mode lets you adjust the head unit's 13-band equalizer; 62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, and 16kHz (+/- 9dB).
    Note: You can store EQ settings for each source (Disc, Tuner, AV-IN, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, iHeart Radio, and Pandora).

    DSP Control: The JVC KW-NT510HDT 's Digital Sound Processor (DSP) offers various vehicle, audio, and driver settings to improve the sound in your car, truck, SUV, or van.

    • Vehicle Criteria: You are able select the type of vehicle, your seated position, and speaker distance to better quality your vehicle's sound.
      • Vehicle Type: can choose what type of vehicle you have; Compact, Full-size Car, Wagon, Minivan, SUV, or Van (full-size)
      • Seated Position: for a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position; choose from All, Front Left, Front Right or Front
      • Time Alignment: manually fine tune the sound stage by selecting the distance for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position; select between 0.0-20.01' for the Left Front Speaker, Right Front Speaker, Left Rear Speaker, Right Rear Speaker, and Subwoofer
    • Speaker Settings: You can set the size and location of your vehicle's speakers.
      • Front: Size (OEM, 3.5", 4", 5", 5.25", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10"); Location (Door, On Dash, Under Dash), Tweeter (None, Small, Medium, Large)
      • Rear: Size (None, OEM, 3.5", 4", 5", 5.25", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10"); Location (Rear Deck, Door)
      • Subwoofer: Size (None, 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15")
    • Sound Enhancements: The head unit provides further audio enhancement for better sound in your vehicle.
      • Space Enhancer: set the Space Enhancer to Small, Large, or Off. Each setting value indicates the soundscape level
      • Sound Stage Elevation: creates an affect of hearing the sound from a higher place than the actual position of your vehicle's speakers
      • Loud (Loudness): boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level
      • Bass Boost: four-step Bass Boost (Off/1/2/3) to enhance your music's lower frequencies
    • Compressed Music Enhancers: The head unit offers several audio adjustments dedicated to enhance the sound quality of your compressed digital music.
      • Audio Contrast: sharpens vague sound to make the audio more realistic; effective for compressed music data
      • D.T. Expander (Digital Track Expander): reproduces the natural sound of digital audio sources by restoring data that was lost and waves that were changed during audio compression to their original states; effective for compressed music data
    • Driver Sound Improvements: The KW-NT510HDT features various audio settings to help improve your driving and audio experience.
      • Start Up Sound Level: starts the head unit with a volume lower than when the system was turned off; you can then manually turn it up back to the previous level
      • Road Noise Compensation: increases the volume of little sound that can be easily washed out by road noise and boosts the bass
      • Adaptive Volume: automatically increases the volume level (both for Navigation and audio/video) as the car speeds up; you must connect the unit's Speed Signal wire (pink/gray) to your vehicle's speed sensor wire
      • Reverse Audio Reduction: attenuates the receiver's AV sound when you shift your vehicle into reverse, so you can concentrate more on backing up your vehicle safely

    Dynamic Range Compression: The dynamic range can be adjusted by selecting either Normal, Wide or Dialog. Dialog makes the total sound volume become larger as compared with Wide and Normal, allowing you to listen to the movie's dialogue more clearly. This is effective only on Dolby Digital software.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.

    AV Connections

    Front-Panel Aux Input: A front-panel stereo minijack (3.5mm) is provided to allow the connection of a portable audio source. Simply connect your portable digital music player to the unit's front-panel auxiliary input, and you can listen to the audio from the portable player through the speakers in your mobile audio system.

    Audio/Video Input: The rear-panel audio/video input consists of left and right RCA audio jacks and an RCA composite video jack, allowing you to connect external equipment to this head unit. The audio/video input can be set to one of the following modes - AV (when connecting an audio/video component), Audio (when connecting an audio component), and Off (when no component is connected).

    Camera In: The rear-panel Camera input consists of a composite video connector which allows you to connect an optional rear-view camera (105KVCM20, sold separately). The unit features a reverse gear signal wire, that when connected to your vehicle's reverse light circuit, will automatically switch the KW-NT510HDT's display to the rear-view camera input. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.2 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed. You can set the head unit to attenuate the audio when shifting into reverse gear.

    Video Output: The rear-panel Video Output consists of a composite video jack that allows you to connect an optional external monitor. You can watch the same video source that is being played back on the JVC head unit on your connected external monitor (sold separately). You can select between a 16:9, 4:3 LB, or 4:3 PS Aspect Ratio for the unit's video output to match your connected monitor.

    Remote Control

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input (3.5mm connector) that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult Crutchfield's Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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    For information on connecting into the factory system I highly recommend contacting an Advisor. They'll be able to look up your vehicle and determine exactly what will work with your Sync system and what will not. [ Jeff  Dec 06, 2013 ]  Staff