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JVC KW-V230BT

DVD receiver

Item # 105KWV230B

JVC's KW-V230BT DVD receiver gives your media some big screen love.

Find what Fits your vehicle

JVC's KW-V230BT DVD receiver gives your media some big screen love.

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About the JVC KW-V230BT

Big screen media controller

JVC's KW-V230BT DVD receiver gives your media some big screen love. Its 6.2” touchscreen display gives you quick access to all your music, while also showing off artist and song information – super handy for this receiver's satellite and Internet radio capabilities. You can also quickly see who's calling when you pair your iPhone® or Android™ phone to this receiver's built-in Bluetooth. Once you've got your favorite tunes playing, you can tweak the sound using a number of immersive sound-shaping tools. JVC also backs up this receiver with a 2-year warranty.

Big screen media controller

JVC's KW-V230BT DVD receiver gives your media some big screen love. Its 6.2” touchscreen display gives you quick access to all your music, while also showing off artist and song information – super handy for this receiver's satellite and Internet radio capabilities. You can also quickly see who's calling when you pair your iPhone® or Android™ phone to this receiver's built-in Bluetooth. Once you've got your favorite tunes playing, you can tweak the sound using a number of immersive sound-shaping tools. JVC also backs up this receiver with a 2-year warranty.

Get ready to be entertained

If you like radio, you'll love the options the KW-V230BT offers, including Pandora®, iHeartRadio®, and Spotify®. You can also add a SiriusXM tuner to enjoy satellite radio's deep programming that won't fade away as you head out of town. And when it's time to play your own music, this receiver also offers a DVD/CD player, a rear audio/video input for a portable music player or game console, and a front USB port that can handle your MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV music files, as well as the music stored on your iPhone or Android. The display will show video when you're parked, and you can also feed video to optional screens you can add for the backseat crew.

Bluetooth convenience

Bluetooth enables wireless streaming for music, podcasts, and audiobooks and hands-free phone calls. This receiver lets you can quickly switch between two paired phones — handy for vehicles with more than one driver. You can install the included wired microphone close to you, so callers can hear you loud and clear. Many portable high-res audio players also include Bluetooth, so you can stream your personal music collections while you're on the road.

JVC KW-V230BT DVD receiver

A touchscreen display shows off all your sources.

Options for sound

Once you've got your music picked, this receiver's 13-band graphic equalizer and digital time alignment let you zero in on just the right sound. JVC's K2 technology helps bring back the depth and detail for all your digital music sources. Because most car speakers are located down low in the doors, this receiver also offers Sound Lift, which adjusts your music's frequencies to virtually "raise" your speakers for better, more natural imaging. Three pairs of hot 4-volt preamp outputs ensure you get an ultra-clean signal when you add amplifiers for more punch to your sound.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?

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

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

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

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in internal amp (22 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 6.2" touchscreen with blue button illumination
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    • built-in Android music control and charging of select Android devices using the USB connection
    • Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify control with iPhone and Android
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming with dual phone connection
    Audio/Video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 13-band equalizer with digital time alignment
    • K2 technology improves the digital sound for all music sources
    • Sound Lift compensates for speakers that are low in the doors
    • Volume Link EQ boosts specific frequencies to compensate for road noise
    Expandability:
    • compatible with SiriusXM satellite radio tuner
    • inputs: front USB input, rear A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: rear video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Information:

    What's in the box:

    • DVD receiver w/ 6.2" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • 6.5' Parking brake wire (light green)
    • Microphone w/ bracket (attached 10' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • 6 Pan head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 6 Flat head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • Instruction Manual
    • Warranty Information

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input Mini (rear)
    Audio/video Input Mini (rear)
    USB Input Front
    USB Port Power ---
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB memory
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size No
    Nano 7
    Touch 6/5
    iPhone 7+/7/6S+/6S/6+/6/5S/5C/5/SE/4S
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) N/A
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 22 watts
    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
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 6.2
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 13
    Wireless Remote Optional
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity 7.2 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV
    High-res Playback N
    Second Camera Input Lane Watch N
    The JVC KW-V230BT replaces these items:

    Product Research

    Touchscreen + Remote Control
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Android & iPhone Integration
    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio
    Disc & USB Playback
    Audio & DSP Section
    AV Connections

    Touchscreen + Remote Control

    6.2" Touchscreen w/ Gesture Control: The KW-V230BT features a 6.2" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touchscreen monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with 1,152,000 total pixels. The LCD serves as a video monitor, system information display, and touchscreen control panel. Gesture Control lets you operate certain functions of the KW-V230BT by making specific gesture commands on the unit's touchscreen. You can adjust the volume of the multimedia receiver by making a circular motion with your finger on the unit's touchscreen. You'll also be able to navigate your music by simply swiping the touchscreen left/right or up/down.

    • Aspect Ratio & Picture Adjustment: You can change the aspect ratio for video playback. You can select from Full (16:9), Just (4:3 LB), or Normal (4:3), or Auto (automatically selects to match incoming video signal). You can also adjust the unit's display brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your viewing needs during video playback.
    • Custom Home Screen & Backgrounds: You can customize the head unit's Home Screen by rearranging the icons and moving the icons of the three most used sources to this screen. You can choose between nine preset background images or download your own still image (800 x 480) for use as the unit's background from a connected USB thumbdrive.
    • Clock Display: The DVD receiver offers a 12-hour clock which is visible from any source or menu screen. With your vehicle's key in the accessory or start position, the head unit will continue to display the LCD background image, clock, and button illumination during "AV Off" mode. Pressing and holding the Power/Menu button turns the unit off completely.
    Note: To prevent the display of video while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (attached to rear-chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view video unless your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you attempt to view video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply display "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source information, metadata, and album artwork.

    Front-Panel Controls: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons along the left & right edges of the screen. These controls offer a blue backlit illumination.

    Dimmer: When the illumination lead (orange/white) is connected and the dimmer set to Auto, the display will dim automatically when you turn on your vehicle's lights. The dimmer can also be set to Off (normal brightness at all times), On (display is always dimmed), or Dimmer Time Set (you program the time for the dimmer to turn off an on).

    Remote App (for iOS & Android): The JVC Remote App is an application for Apple iOS 8.0+ and Android OS 4.4+ that controls the JVC receiver like a wireless remote control from your compatible Apple iOS device (via Bluetooth or USB) or Android device (via Bluetooth only). The JVC Remote App provides traditional touchscreen control, as well as directional and freeform gesture control.

    • Source Information & Control: The JVC Remote App provides a Source Control screen with a list of the receiver's built-in sources and connected sources to choose from, so you can change the head unit's source from your mobile device. Once an input is selected, the app displays source information such as station number, track number & playback time, as well as song/artist information (when applicable). From the the app, you can also seek stations and tracks, as well as Play and Pause your music.
    • Audio Settings: From the application on your mobile device, you can adjust the receiver's volume up or down. In addition, audio settings such as EQ, Crossover, DTA, and other audio adjustments can be easily set using the JVC Remote Application.
    • Media Player: The application's Media Player screen lets you playback your device's stored music library through the JVC receiver. From the app on your Apple iOS or Android device, you can control basic playback functions like Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track and Repeat/Random. The Android version of the app even lets you browse your music library by category (Song/Album/Artist/Playlist/Mood). Song, artist, and album information (along with Album Art) will displayed on your Apple iOS or Android device's touchscreen.
    • App Launcher (Android only): The App Launcher feature of the Android version of the JVC Remote app lets you access 3rd party applications within the JVC Remote app's user interface. The App Launcher can contain up to 24 of your favorite apps for quick access.
    Notes:
    • You will need to indicate within the head unit's menu what type of device (Apple iOS or Android) you'll be using the JVC Remote App on before the application will connect and function with the receiver.
    • When using the JVC Remote App with your compatible Apple iOS device, the application and device must be connected to the receiver via Bluetooth (not USB) for playback of Bluetooth audio. For playback of a USB-direct connection from an Apple iOS device, the device and application must be connected to the head unit via USB (not Bluetooth).

    Remote Control: The JVC KW-V230BT offers compatibility with factory steering wheel controls (adapter sold separately) and is compatible with JVC's IR wireless remote control (RM-RK258, sold separately) for added convenience.

    • Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the included wiring harness 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).
    • Optional Remote Control: The JVC DVD receiver is compatible with JVC's wireless IR remote control (RM-RK258, sold separately).

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KW-V230BT is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 3.0 allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles:

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.6 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB 1.2 (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.3 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP 1.5 (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 KW-V230BT. Check here for the latest Bluetooth compatibility information.

    SSP & USB Pairing: With Secure Simple Pairing (SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KW-V230BT without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. You can even pair your Apple iPhone (iOS 5+) or Android smartphone (running JVC Music Play App) by simply connecting it to the JVC head unit via USB and following a single prompt on the head unit's display.

    • Multi-Device Pairing: You can pair up to ten Bluetooth-enabled devices to the JVC head unit, with a maximum of two Bluetooth phones, or one Bluetooth phone and one Bluetooth audio device connected at the same time; making it easier to switch between devices. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically pairs the two units.
    • Dual Phone Connection: Thanks to the Dual Phone Connection feature, two Bluetooth-enabled phones can remain connected to the JVC receiver. This means you can an answer an incoming call from either phone from the head unit. Also, both of your phone's contact lists are downloaded to the receiver. To make a call from one of the phones using the Kenwood receiver, you simply have to select Phone 1 or Phone 2 on the head unit's touchscreen.

    Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication (w/ External Mic): The head unit supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Thanks to the latest Hands-Free Profile (HFP 1.6) with wideband speech capability, the JVC KW-V230BT provides more natural sound quality and details during wireless calls. The touchscreen controls of the KW-V230BT can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes 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 (All or Front only). 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. You can answer the call from the head unit's touchscreen, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming call immediately (within 5 seconds).
    • Dialing A Number: Using the KW-V230BT, you can dial a phone number in one of the following ways:
      • Enter Phone #: Allows you to directly dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
      • Preset Dialing: Allows you to register up to 5 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-V230BT. You can then use the head unit's touchscreen to dial a contact from the downloaded phone book. You can search the phone book alphabetically.
      • Call History: The Call History 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 10 total).
      • Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply press the voice control button on the head unit's front-panel and speak into the included microphone.
    Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out using any option without engaging the vehicle's parking brake.

    External Mic: 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, noise cancellation, and echo 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.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The JVC KW-V230BT supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or audio player, plus song/artist information display. You are able to stream your stored music library on your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, as well as music apps downloaded on your smartphone to the JVC KW-V230BT for playback.

    • SBC + AAC Codecs: In addition to support for the standard SBC Bluetooth audio codec, the KW-V230BT offers support of AAC. By supporting AAC, the KW-V230BT offers better audio performance of the music streamed from your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
    • Advanced Music Browsing: In addition to basic playback functions (Play/Pause, FF/RW, Skip, Random/Repeat), the KW-V230BT lets you browse your stored music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, etc. (AVRCP 1.4 phones only; which includes Android 4.0+ and iPhone 5.0+).
    • Song/Artist Information: The head unit will also display your stored music and music app's song information; such as Artist name and Song/Album title (not compatible with all apps).
    Note: 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.

    Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired to an iPhone with Siri via Bluetooth, the JVC KW-V230BT has the ability to access Siri through its front-panel control and external microphone. Simply press the "phone command" button on the KW-V230BT to engage Siri and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more can be done through the head unit and its microphone. You can even ask Siri to get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Bluetooth; the head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.

    Note: The head unit will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the KW-V230BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).

    Android & iPhone Integration

    Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0) Connectivity: The JVC KW-V230BT's front-panel USB port lets you connect your AOA 2.0 compatible Android smartphone for music playback. JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices. Click here for the most current list of compatible Android smartphones. There are two Android AOA 2.0 modes to choose from based on what content you want to listen to and how you want to control it.

    • Hand Mode: The JVC KW-V230BT supports Android Open Accessory 2.0 (AOA 2.0), which lets you connect your Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone to the KW-V230BT's front-panel USB port and listen to stored music and music apps from your Android device through the JVC head unit. You'll be able to control basic playback functions such as Play/Pause and Previous/Next Track. Other advanced music navigation will still be done from your Android smartphone's touchscreen. In this mode, the head unit will not display song/artist information; only "Audio Mode" will show up on display. You'll continue to view song/artist information from the Android device's touchscreen. You'll also still be able to access other functions and applications from your Android smartphone's touchscreen, while listening to music through the head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    • JVC Music Play App: Downloading the JVC Music Play app onto your Android (OS 4.1+) smartphone not only allows you to listen to stored music from your Android device through the JVC DVD receiver connected via USB, but it also lets you browse your Android smartphone's music library from the head unit's touchscreen controls. You can browse your store music library by Playlist, Artist, Song, Album, or Genre. The contents of a Playlist or Category can be searched alphabetically or numerically. You can also control Play/Pause and Previous/Next track from the head unit. In addition, the head unit will display song/artist information. You can exit the JVC Music Play app to access other functions and applications of your Android smartphone, while your stored music library is still playing through your head unit. If you make a call or answer a call from your smartphone while listening to music in this mode, the music will pause until you are finished with the call and then start back up again.
    Note: JVC does not guarantee operation with all Android devices.

    iPod/iPhone Direct Connect: KW-V230BT supports direct connection of a Lightning or 30-pin connector iPod/iPhone through its front-panel USB port. Use a "Made for iPod/iPhone" certified Lightning-to-USB or dock-to-USB cable to connect your compatible Apple device. The KW-V230BT supports playback of stored music and music apps on your iPod or iPhone, as well a control and song/artist information with album art (video playback is not supported).

    • Head Unit Control: The JVC head unit allows you to navigate your iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Song, Genre, Song, Podcast, or Audiobook. You can then search each of these categories using the head unit's touchscreen slider function (categories will be listed in alphabetical order). The head unit also supports basic playback functions such as Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, Previous/Next Track and Repeat/Random of your connected iPod/iPhone. Your iPod/iPhone (iOS 9.3.5+) will remain unlocked during connection, so you can continue to control your Apple device from its touchscreen and access additional music apps.
    • Song/Artist Info + Album Art: The KW-V230BT will display your iPod/iPhone's stored music information including Track number, Elapsed playing time, Song/Album title, Artist name, and Album art.
    Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.

    Smartphone Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1.5A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position (if your iPod/iPhone or Android smartphone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it).

    Apple Device Compatibility Chart: The JVC KW-V230BT is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of 2/28/2017):

    Apple Device Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Specific Apps Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Spotify iHeart Pandora Remote App Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio Siri
    iPhone
    4S 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    SE 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6S/6S+ 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    7/7+ 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    touch
    5th 9.3.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    6th 10.2.1 Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
    nano
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N N N N Y Y Y N Y N Y
    Note: 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.

    Internet+SiriusXM+AM/FM Radio

    Internet Radio Apps (for iPhone & Android): You can access Pandora, Spotify, and iHeartRadio online music services on your USB connected iPhone or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone through the JVC KWV-230BT receiver. Your compatible mobile device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, LTE (4G), or WiFi.

    • Pandora: The free Pandora App (either from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the JVC KW-V230BT using your USB connected Apple iPhone (iOS 9.0+) or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone. The JVC KW-V230BT provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information. You can select Pandora stations from your station or genre list and sort them by date or alphabetically (A-Z). New stations can be created based on the current songs or artists playing. You can also skip song tracks within a station. You can even give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down. An active Pandora account is required.
    • Spotify: The KW-V230BT has the ability to playback & control content from the Spotify music app on your USB connected iPhone (iOS 8.0+) device or Bluetooth-paired Android smartphone. Simply download the Spotify music app onto your device from Apple's App Store or Google Play. You can play, pause and skip tracks, browse playlists, albums and radio stations through the JVC receiver's touchscreen & front-panel touchscreen controls. You also get song/artist information on the unit's LCD touchscreen. If you are a Spotify Premium user (requires a monthly paid subscription), you can enjoy ad-free, high quality music even when there is no internet connection.
    • iHeartRadio Auto: The free iHeartRadio Auto app for JVC (either from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from the iHeartRadio music service through the JVC KW-V230BT using your USB connected Apple iPhone (iOS 8.0+) or Bluetooth connected Android smartphone (4.0+). 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). The KW-V230BT will provide control over the iHeartRadio Auto app, as well as display station identification and song/artist information. From the head unit's touchscreen controls, iHeartRadio stations can be searched by the following categories (Local, Genre, City, or My Stations). The Local selection provides a list of radio stations in your local listening area. The unit also provides over 22 Genres to choose from (including pop, country, hip-hop, jazz, etc.) to help you find the right radio station for you. In addition, you can search for radio stations by City. Cities can be searched alphabetically (A-Z). You can even store your favorite stations (My Stations) for easier, quicker access. 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 smartphone to connect to the Internet. Not supported in Canada and only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The JVC KW-V230BT is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300 sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription; check out the most popular SiriusXM subscription packages here. Additional features of the SiriusXM Connect tuner include:

    • Channel List w/ Category Search: A channel list displays a list of all available channels. The Category Search function searches for channels in a certain category.
    • Song/Artist Info: Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Channel Logo, Artist Name, & Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
    • SmartFavorite Presets: Up to 20 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets can be saved. Presets (P1-P5) of the current band are recognized as SmartFavorites and offer advanced features like Instant Replay, TuneStart, & TuneScan.
      • TuneStart: TuneStart allows you to choose whether to start a song from the beginning or from its live point when tuning to a Smart Favorite preset channel on the current band.
      • TuneScan: TuneScan gives you a short preview of the songs that you have missed on each of your Smart Favorite Preset music channels on the currently tuned band.
    • Instant Replay: You can pause, rewind, and replay content from the currently tuned SiriusXM channel. The SiriusXM tuner will continually buffer up to 60 minutes of audio from the currently tuned channel. You can also rewind and replay up to 30 minutes of any missed content from a SmartFavorite preset on the currently tuned band.
    • Parental Control: Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked.
    Note: A separate SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription is required (operates on the XM Network). However, you can easily add this SiriusXM tuner to an existing Sirius or XM account for a Multi-Radio Discount Plan.

    RDS AM/FM Tuner: KW-V230BT features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. You can store a total of 15 FM stations presets and 5 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM stations manually or automatically. You can activate the monaural mode to improve FM reception when a station is weak (the stereo effect will be lost).

    • RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to compatible AM/FM stations.
    • US or European Tuning: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US standard and European tuning spacing.

    Disc & USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: 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 JVC KW-V230BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, & CD-R/RW discs. The head unit supports a variety of music & videoo files via CD and DVD.

    • Off Eject: A disc can be ejected even the unit is turned off, as long as your vehicle's key is in the start or accessory position.
    • Auto 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.

    USB Mass Storage Devices: The KW-V230BT features a front-panel USB (type-A) port that is hidden behind a flip-out cover. The USB port enables connection of USB mass storage class (MSC) devices - like USB thumbdrives and portable digital music players. You can insert a compatible USB MSC device into the head unit's USB port for playback, control, and metadata display of a variety of music, video, and photo files.

    • Music Drive: When a mass storage class (MSC) compatible smartphone or portable digital audio player is connected to the head unit's USB input, the unit's Music Drive mode lets you select its internal memory or external memory (such as a microSD card) for stored music playback.
    • USB Charging: USB devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (max. 1.5A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
    Note: Not compatible with USB hubs or card-readers.

    File Compatibility: KW-V230BT 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)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, Romeo FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz
    AAC:
    bit rate of 16-320 kbps w/ sampling rate of 32-48 kHz
    WAV:
    bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
    Video MPEG-1: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576 (4.0Mbps)
    Photo N/A JPEG: 32x32 to 1232x672 pixels
    Maximum # of Folders/Files 250 folders/5,000 files (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 JVC KW-V230BT offers a variety of playback and search functions to help you find and enjoy your music on disc and USB.

    • Track/Folder List: The Track/Folder List displays a list of music folders and tracks on an inserted disc or USB device, so you can easily access your music.
    • Repeat: Track Repeat (plays the current track repeatedly), Folder Repeat (plays all tracks of the current folder repeatedly), Off (cancels repeat function)
    • Random: Folder Random (plays all tracks of the current folder, then the tracks of the next folder in random), All Random (plays all tracks of the current disc at random), Off (cancels random function)
    • Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops (without ejecting the disc or USB device). Next time you select disc or USB for the playback source, the player will start from where it has been stopped previously.

    Audio & DSP Section

    MOSFET Amplifier: The JVC KW-V230BT 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. The power output specs for the KW-V230BT are as follows:

    • Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
    • Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total watts)

    6ch/4V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The KW-V230BT features front, rear and subwoofer 4-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and offers independent level control (-50 to +10).

    Vehicle Setup: You can select your car type to automatically set the delay time of each speaker for timing adjustment of sound output of each channel to have the highest surround effect. Choose from Compact, Full Size Car, Wagon, Mini Van, SUV, or Off. For a better sound-stage you can select your optimal listening position & rear speaker location.

    • Listening Position + Digital Time Alignment: You can choose from All, Front Left, Front Right or Front. You can also select to manually fine tune the sound stage, using Digital Time Alignment (DTA) by selecting the distance (0-20') for each individual speaker in the vehicle compared to your listening position.
    • Rear Speaker Location: You can indicate the location of your vehicle's Rear speakers. Choose from Door, Rear Deck, 2nd Row, or 3rd Row.

    Crossover Network: The JVC KW-V230BT lets you choose between a 2-way or 3-way crossover network for your car audio application.

    • 2-Way Crossover: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a standard Tweeter, Front, Rear, and Subwoofer speaker setup.
      • Speaker Size: select which size speakers are in your vehicle.
        • Tweeter: Small, Medium, Large, or None
        • Front & Rear: 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", 6x9", 7x10" or None
        • Subwoofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None
      • X'Over: Select the high pass or low pass crossover settings for your speakers.
        • Tweeter: high pass filter (HPF)
          • Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Front & Rear: high pass filter (HPF)
          • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Sub: low pass filter (LPF)
          • Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB, -18dB, -24dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
    • 3-Way Crossover: Allows you to set high-pass and low-pass crossovers for a complex 3-way speaker system with Highs, Mids, and Sub.
      • Speaker Size: select which size speakers are in your vehicle.
        • Tweeter: Small, Medium, Large, or None
        • Midrange: 3.5", 4", 4.75", 5", 6.5", 6.75", 7", 4x6", 5x7", 6x8", or 6x9"
        • Woofer: 6.5", 8", 10", 12", 15" or greater, None
      • X'Over: Select the high pass or low pass crossover settings for your speakers.
        • Tweeter: high pass filter (HPF)
          • HPF Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Midrange: high pass filter (HPF) & low pass filter (LPF)
          • HPF Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • LPF Frequency: 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 5kHz, 6.3kHz, 8kHz, 10kHz, 12.5kHz
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB
        • Woofer: low pass filter (LPF)
          • LPF Frequency: 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz, 60Hz, 70Hz, 80Hz, 90Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz, 150Hz, 180Hz, 220Hz, 250Hz, Through (Full-Range)
          • Slope: -6dB, -12dB
          • Phase: Reverse (180°), Normal (0°)
          • Gain: -8 to 0 dB

    Equalizer: The JVC KW-V230BT is equipped with 8 EQ presets, a Pro EQ (13-band), and a Vol Link EQ. Choose the one that best fits your type of music listening.

    • EQ Preset: You can choose between the following EQ presets - Flat, Hard Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Classical, & User. The User mode allows you to select either the 3-band Easy EQ or 13-Band Pro EQ.
    • Pro EQ: The units Pro EQ consists of a 13-band equalizer (62.5Hz, 100Hz, 160Hz, 250Hz, 400Hz, 630Hz, 1kHz, 1.6kHz, 2.5kHz, 4kHz, 6.3kHz, 10kHz, & 16kHz). Each frequency can be adjusted from -9 to +9. You can also adjust the Q-Factor of each frequency to 1.35, 1.50, or 2.0.
    • Vol Link EQ: The Vol Link EQ features boosts certain frequencies ranges that becomes hard to hear due to road noise.

    Music Enhancement: You can restore the sound lost due to audio compression, as well as enhance the sound by virtually manipulating the soundscape.

    • K2 Technology: The KW-V230BT employs K2 technology which dramatically improves the sound quality of compressed music files during CD, USB, and Bluetooth playback. When the K2 feature is activated, the sound becomes wider, smoother, and more natural.
    • Sound Effects: The KW-V230BT offers adjustable Sound Effects to provide a better listening experience inside your vehicle. Use the "Space Enhancement" feature to virtually broaden the soundstage inside your vehicle. Use the "Sound Lift" feature to virtually lift the sound to ear level. And use the "Sound Response" feature to virtually make the sound more realistic and live inside your car.

    Volume Level & Bass Management: The DVD receiver offers several volume level adjustments to tailor the audio output of your sources. The KW-V230BT also provides bass management to get the most impact out of your system.

    • Loudness, Bass Boost & Bass Extension: The Loudness feature boosts low and high frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. The unit's Bass Boost enhances low bass frequencies at any volume level. There is also a Bass Extension feature which further enhances the unit's bass output.
    • Dynamic Range Control (DRC): This function reduces a Dolby Digital soundtrack's dynamic range so you can hear quieter dialog without being overwhelmed by loud sections. You can choose a setting of Wide (powerful sound at low volume), Normal (reduced dynamic range), Dialog (clearer movie dialog).
    • 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 -15 to +6.

    Source Beep: The in-dash receiver provides an audible beep to confirm source selection. This function can be turned On or Off.

    AV Connections

    AV Input: The JVC KW-V230BT DVD receiver is fitted with a rear-panel minijack (3.5mm) audio/video input to connect external AV sources, such as a game system, Blu-ray player, or TV tuner.

    Rear Camera In: The rear-panel Camera input consists of a composite video connector which allows you to connect an optional rear-view camera (sold separately). By connecting a rear view camera, you can use the in-dash receiver's touchscreen LCD to see what's behind you when backing up.

    • Parking Guide Lines: When a rear-view camera is connected and you are viewing a rear view image, parking guide lines appear on-screen making parking easy and safer. There are three color-coded horizontal guidelines and two vertical guidelines.
    • Rear-View Auto Switching: The video from this connection can be set to display when switched to this input, or display the rear view camera video automatically when the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. The purple/white wire (attached to rear chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.8 seconds.
    Note: The rear view camera feature is meant as a back-up aid only; never solely rely on the rear-view camera when backing-up. In addition to using the rear-view camera, always look behind you to make sure everything is clear when backing up your vehicle.

    Video Output: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold separately). The video output can display a DVD, USB, or AV-input video signal when its selected as the receiver's source, regardless if the vehicle's parking brake is engaged or not.

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    Customer Q&A

    30 questions already asked

    Q
    Does video play through your phone? If I were to play youtube would it show up on screen?
    [ Elijah  Oct 02, 2018 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I don't think so, but I'm not 100%
    [ Alfonso  Oct 02, 2018 ]
    A
    never tried, so I cannot answer............sorry
    [ ERIC  Oct 02, 2018 ]
    Q
    Can you play videos through your phone like if I were to play youtube would it be able to show on screen?
    [ Elijah  Oct 02, 2018 ]
    1 answer
    A
    i havnt found out how but one time i plugged in a USB drive and was changing thru the music and a video played but after that i havnt been able to find out how there must be a certain file type or something but a video was playing man if u find out let me know good luck
    [ Larry get  Oct 03, 2018 ]
    Q
    Will the vehicles video still be able pay through the system?
    [ Tabious  Dec 05, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes, Both DVD and the Rear Camera input will play on the screen with the DVD audio sent to the speakers connected.
    [ Jon  Dec 06, 2017 ]
    Q
    Do you need a male to female aux input to get aux functionality?
    [ Joey  Nov 28, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    yes.... I just looked into a USB/AUX re-locate cable. AUX port is in rear of radio...
    [ EDWARD  Dec 04, 2017 ]
    Q
    How compatible is this radio with androids phones?
    [ F  Nov 26, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    It works great with my Android phone and mine is an older Android phone too.
    [ Roy Thomas  Nov 27, 2017 ]
    Q
    Would you use a female to female aux cable to extend the output/input to the dash?
    [ Skip  Nov 22, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You could. There's an aux in on the back, but really I would urge you to buy something else. This unit is VERY buggy. It totally misbehaves when calls come in. It drops BT and is VERY difficult to re pair devices. It is very slow to reconnect BT after a call. And sometimes the unit just goes haywire, shuffling random songs when no command was given to do that. On many occasions I have had to completely turn off the vehicle to reboot the thing. Plus the touchscreen has terrible latency. This is definitely not a top shelf unit. It's like it was rolled out to market before R&D was finished. Hope this helps
    [ Donna  Nov 22, 2017 ]
    Q
    Would you use a female to female aux cable to extend the output/input to the dash?
    [ Skip  Nov 22, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    I purchased a aux adapter, drill hole for adapter and ran pigtail off of adapter to radio
    [ SAMUEL  Nov 22, 2017 ]
    Q
    I've seen some recent reviews that indicated that firmware updates for this was slow and that the response was kinda slow. Any truth to this?
    [ Don  Oct 03, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yep. It's a very slow system ! Only reason I didn't return unit was bc it was cheap and I installed it in my truck that's not my daily vehicle
    [ SAMUEL  Oct 04, 2017 ]
    Q
    Can this mirror my android phones navigation?
    [ Jake  Jul 30, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    It will play it via bluetooth only.
    [ Hall,  Aug 02, 2017 ]
    A
    No. I've done tried. I have a Samsung phone.
    [ Allan  Aug 01, 2017 ]
    Q
    is the face removable ?
    [ allen  Jul 26, 2017 ]
    4 answers
    A
    No
    [ Kody  Jul 27, 2017 ]
    A
    No, the face is not detachable.
    [ Joshua  Jul 26, 2017 ]
    A
    No the face is not removable.
    [ Willie  Jul 26, 2017 ]
    A
    Nope
    [ PMB-DR93543 -  Jul 26, 2017 ]
    Q
    I am in the Army and have been stationed in Italy. However, I cannot switch the radio to European tuning....Can anyone help? KW-v230BT
    [ Kevin  Jul 23, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Tech Support is included with your purchase from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website.
    [ Kenny  Jul 25, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    i can't figure out where on the screen i can find the option for the RES for my rear dvd player! please help?
    [ amber  Jul 23, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer, or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Kenny  Jul 28, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    will the USB charge the phone at the same time? I have the iphone 7+ and it only has a lightening port I'd hate to have to choose between charging or using my bluetooth. Also, am I reading this right? You can NOT use Google maps on the touch screen??
    [ impennyp  Jul 17, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    No you cannot use google maps on the touchscreen. Yes, it will charge your iPhone.
    [ David  Jul 17, 2017 ]
    A
    It won't charge your cell phone at the same time and about the maps I'm not sure to tell you the true I wasn't really happy with this head unit. I sell it with my car.
    [ Lisa  Jul 17, 2017 ]
    Q
    What is the largest usb device it will accept?
    [ John  Jul 15, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    This radio only accepts fat32 formatted USBs so the largest it takes is 32gb. There are work around but it didn't work for me. You can format a USB to fat32, but Windows 7&10 only like to do exFat so you need to use a work around or an old computer. This is a real PITA, hard to believe a new 2017 radio only uses fat32 still????
    [ Greg  Aug 17, 2017 ]
    A
    I have no freakin clue ? I haven't used that feature since I only stream from my phone to the JVC . If you find out let me know .
    [ Chadwick  Jul 17, 2017 ]
    Q
    Will this unit work with controls on steering wheel, such as the volume and skipping songs?
    [ Marcus  Jun 30, 2017 ]
    5 answers
    A
    Yes, the steering wheel control accessory will work with this unit. Fairly easy to program with instructions
    [ Larry  Jul 01, 2017 ]
    A
    no steering wheel controls for the stereo are disabled to install this unit
    [ Roy Thomas  Jul 01, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes, but mine works slowly and sometimes intermittently. Not as good as the car's original radio. Could be my hook-up is somehow faulty, but it does work . . .its just slow to respond and volume changes are sometimes a bit jerky.
    [ DOUGLAS  Jun 30, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes but you have to buy a adapter/controller, they cost about $50 to $100 depending on the company and car.
    [ Shawn  Jun 30, 2017 ]
    A
    The ability to retain steering wheel controls with aftermarket receivers will be determined by the receiver you are using and the vehicle you have. For full information on this type of integration (including the parts you will need) please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
    [ Krissy  Jun 30, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Would like to know if this radio will hook up to the factory back up camera?
    [ Michael  Jun 27, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Jun 27, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    does this work with mirror link?
    [ Ryan  May 31, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Not to my knowledge. But there are TONS of other reasons NOT to buy this product. See my earlier review.
    [ Donna  Jun 04, 2017 ]
    Q
    what wire is the dvd wire. It has to be hooked up to the parking brake wire and i dont know which wire is the dvd wire?
    [ brad  May 23, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Thanks for your question. The light green wire (attached to rear-chassis) must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. Hope this helps.
    [ Kenny  May 23, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does unit support MP3?
    [ Kris  Apr 18, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Thanks for your question. Yes it does. It plays MP3 as well as WMA, AAC, and WAV. Hope this helps.
    [ Kenny  Apr 18, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Is the parking brake safety cable required to be installed? Can videos be watched without it?
    [ Tom  Mar 20, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes needs to be installed. You may go to local Alarm shop they will helps at some cost.
    [ Miguel A Soto  Mar 21, 2017 ]
    A
    The signal wire for the parkibg brake must be connected to watch video.
    [ Michael  Mar 20, 2017 ]
    A
    Yes. If you do not attach the parking brake lead, the dvd portion is locked. I installed this unit in a 2012 Jeep Liberty and the parking brake lead connected to the harness red/white strip wire.
    [ bryan  Mar 20, 2017 ]
    Q
    Why is the "Apps" feature loaded and advertised on this receiver when you can't use them? Please if there is a way to use them instruct me!
    [ Brian  Mar 17, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    I found the same problem. I returned mine and bought the 820 instead
    [ jarad  Mar 20, 2017 ]
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
    [ Krissy  Mar 19, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can you choose what colors you want to have displayed, and get rid of that blue?
    [ BlakeRye_33  Mar 15, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes you can. Go into the settings from the main menu. There should be a place to push on the screen to "personalize". In there you will be able to choose what is available. I personally chose the blank screen.
    [ David  Mar 16, 2017 ]
    A
    I have had the same radio for a year and have not found a way. Do you happen to know how to adapt an Android phone to the radio
    [ Cameron  Mar 15, 2017 ]
    Q
    Does anyone know if JVC will update firmware to fix the slow boot speeds and USB read speeds? I cannot get a response from their customer service. I bought a brand new Sandisk micro USB with the fastest read speeds on the market for this and it did not improve read speeds at all.. takes nearly 30 seconds from turning on ignition until music plays from USB.
    [ Justin  Feb 09, 2017 ]
    1 answer
    A
    At this time we're not aware of any firmware updates for the JVC KW-V230BT model. It's certainly possible JVC will release one in the future to address the USB reading issues you mention but it's hard to say if or when that will happen without getting confirmation from JVC first. Feel free to check back with an Advisor by phone (888.955.6000) or chat for any news regarding future firmware updates.
    [ Larry  Feb 21, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Can the display brightness be dimmed and brightened?
    [ T  Jan 06, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Yes it can. It also has an auto setting.
    [ matthew  Jan 06, 2017 ]
    A
    It has three different settings to adjust
    [ juan  Jan 06, 2017 ]
    Q
    Does the backup camera mode come with gridlines? Getting a backup camera and I need to know if I should get a camera that comes with gridlines or no gridlines. Would hate to have double gridlines showing. Thank you.
    [ jryder  Dec 07, 2016 ]
    4 answers
    A
    Well I just put it in my 2016 Corolla, which didnt have gridlines from the factory. When I put this new unit in, there are now gridlines, but they dont move or predict trajectory or anything. I haven't tried to get rid of them yet.
    [ Barry  Dec 12, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes. Head unit has its own gridlines, but you can turn them off in camera settings
    [ SAMUEL  Dec 07, 2016 ]
    A
    Yes the reciever has grid lines.
    [ CHEF  Dec 07, 2016 ]
    A
    I just installed this unit and hooked up the backup camera, tested it out and had one set of gridlines. I didn't have to make any adjustments.
    [ Patrick  Dec 07, 2016 ]
    Q
    Will this unit work with my existing xm radio?
    [ Colby  Nov 27, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Jeff  Nov 28, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Hi! Can I hookup my cars existing CD changer to this unit?
    [ Ryan  Nov 23, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you.
    [ Kenny  Nov 23, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit have any type of navigation or ability to connect to navigation on iphone?
    [ Joshua  Nov 08, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    It does not have navigation on it, but if you have it on your phone the directions or whatever your app says will come through the speakers if you have it plugged in through USB. Not sure if it works through bluetooth or not. Really like this unit though...
    [ MARK D  Nov 08, 2016 ]
    Q
    What is the difference between this and the KW-V220BT?
    [ Todd  Oct 05, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Kenny  Oct 05, 2016 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit have an integrated mic or only the external mic provided in the box?
    [ John  Sep 23, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Thanks for your question. The only Mic would be the external one included with the receiver. Hope that helps.
    [ Kenny  Sep 23, 2016 ]  Staff
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