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Jensen CMR8629

Digital multimedia receiver (does not play CDs)

Item # 110CMR8629

Management of your music sources, hands-free calling, and more is a breeze thanks to big icons.

Find what Fits your car

Management of your music sources, hands-free calling, and more is a breeze thanks to big icons.

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Item # 110CMR8629

About the Jensen CMR8629

The ease of a touchscreen

If it's been a while since you've upgraded to an aftermarket receiver, I've got lots of good news for you and it starts with the banishment of tiny, convoluted buttons. It's a touchscreen world, and Jensen's CMR8629 gives you a 6.8" display at a reasonable price, plus straightforward push-button volume control. Management of your music sources, hands-free calling, and more is a breeze thanks to big icons. Plus, a video input lets you incorporate a backup cam for a little more safety when you're driving.

The ease of a touchscreen

If it's been a while since you've upgraded to an aftermarket receiver, I've got lots of good news for you and it starts with the banishment of tiny, convoluted buttons. It's a touchscreen world, and Jensen's CMR8629 gives you a 6.8" display at a reasonable price, plus straightforward push-button volume control. Management of your music sources, hands-free calling, and more is a breeze thanks to big icons. Plus, a video input lets you incorporate a backup cam for a little more safety when you're driving.

Bluetooth for music and calling

Bluetooth makes hands-free calling easy, plus you can stream from your favorite music and podcast apps wirelessly.

Beyond AM/FM

Jensen lets you rock out to your old standby AM/FM stations, but with a built-in rear USB input, you can conveniently listen to your favorite music. And while the car is parked and the parking brake is engaged, you can view compatible video that's stored on a USB drive. 

Build a bigger system

Use the CMR8629's 8-band EQ to bring out what's great in your tunes. And if you have a more expansive system in mind, use the three sets of preamp outputs to connect an amp or powered sub.

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

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

You'll need a wired connection to your parking brake to access settings and other features on this receiver. Your parking brake must be connected and set in order to view video on its screen.

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Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • digital multimedia receiver
    • 6.8" touchscreen display
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    Audio/Video Features:
    • video playback from a USB drive
    • plays MP3 and WMA files on USB
    • 8-band graphic equalizer
    Expandability:
    • inputs: rear audio input (RCA), rear USB input, front SD card slot, rear-view cam and second camera inputs
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (2-volt front, rear, sub)
    Other Information:
    • wired connection to parking brake required to access settings and other features on this receiver (the brake must be connected and set for video display)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • built-in amplifier (16 watts RMS CTA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • remote control
    • warranty: 2 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # CMR8629

    What's in the box:

    • Digital media receiver w/ integrated touchscreen monitor (15A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Remote control (CR2025 3V battery installed)
    • 2 Brackets
    • Trim-ring
    • 4 Pan-head screws
    • 4 Counter-sunk screws
    • Quick Start Guide

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    Features & specs

    Expandability
    AUX Input RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input No
    USB Input Rear
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input Yes
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, microSD
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    iPhone N/A
    General
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 16 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 16 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) N
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) N
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 6.8
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 8
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 2 Years
    Labor Warranty 2 Years
    Tuner
    FM Sensitivity ---
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA
    High-res Playback N
    The Jensen CMR8629 replaces these items:

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    Variety Of Sources
    Amplifier & EQ Section
    Touchscreen, Remote, & Camera Features

    Variety Of Sources

    Built-In Bluetooth: The Jensen CMR8629 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone (such as iPhone or Android) to the head unit.

    • Hands-Free Communication: The CMR8629 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication (HFP) from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's touchscreen and carry on a phone conversation hands-free (you can also set the receiver to automatically answer an incoming call). The integrated front-panel microphone (no external mic input) carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You can also make a call using the head unit's touchscreen; supported call functions include Phonebook Contacts, Direct Dial Keypad, and Recent Call Log.
    • Wireless Audio Streaming: The CMR8629 supports wireless audio streaming (A2DP) and control (AVRCP), allowing you to wirelessly streaming and control audio content on your Bluetooth source device through the Jensen receiver. You can control basic music playback functions including Play/Pause & Previous/Next Track (advanced music navigation will still need to be done through your Bluetooth mobile device). This unit will even display song/artist/album information (no album art) on its touchscreen monitor. 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.

    Notes:

    • You will need to initially pair your Bluetooth enabled device with the Jensen CMR8629. Only one device can be paired and connected at a time to the CMR8629.
    • This unit does not suppot an external microphone.

    microSD Card Slot & USB Port: The Jensen CMR8629 features a front-panel microSD card slot and a rear-panel USB port for playback of MP3/WMA music files, XviD/MP4 video files, and JPEG photo files loaded onto a microSD/SDHC memory card or USB thumbdrive. The unit supports microSD/SDHC memory cards and USB thumdrives up to 64GB. Your microSD/SDHC memory card or USB thumbdrive must be formatted in FAT 16/32. The USB port (5V/1A) will also charge USB enabled devices, such as your smartphone. The microSD card slot and USB port is located behind a flip-out cover on the front-panel.

    • Playback Control: The CMR8629 provides various playback & search functions to find and enjoy your MP3/WMA music files, XviD/MP4 video files, and JPEG photo files. Playback functions include Play/Pause & Random/Repeat. Search functions include Folder/File List & Previous/Next Track.
    • Song/Artist/Album Display: The CMR8629 will display artist name, song title and album title (including album art). It also displays the elapsed playing time of a song or track.

    Notes:

    • Video and photo playback is only possible when you have connected the head unit's Pink wire to your vehicle's parking brake circuit and the vehicle's parking brake is engaged.
    • This head unit's USB port does not support, Apple iOS devices, Android OS devices, USB hubs, or card readers.

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

    • Preset Tuning: The unit features 3 FM bands and 2 AM bands with the capability of storing 6 presets for each band giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets (30 total). You can even automatically store the six strongest stations in your area inside the current selected band. In addition, there is a preset Scan function that allows you to quickly search through your presets on the current selected band.
    • Local Seek: The unit's tuner also is equipped with a Seek mode that when used with the Local function, only allows radio stations with a strong local radio signals to be played.
    • Direct Tuning: The built-in AM/FM tuner also allows direct frequency tuning through the unit's touchscreen panel.

    Note: The tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.

    Aux Input: The Jensen CMR8629 receiver is equipped with a rear-panel Aux input that consists of stereo RCA jacks for connection of an external audio source device. The Aux input only supports audio playback (not video compatible).

    Amplifier & EQ Section

    CTA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the CMR8629 are compliant with the CTA2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). 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 CMR8629 are as follows -

    • CTA2006 Specs: 16 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 watts total)

    4V/6Ch Pre-Outs: The Jensen CMR8629 is outfitted with six 4.0-volt pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub). The front and rear channels are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading. Even though the unit has a subwoofer output, it offers no built-in low pass crossover filter or subwoofer control.

    EQ: The Jensen digital media receiver offers 6 EQ Presets that are easily adjustable, and an 8-Band EQ that provides manual adjustment. The 6 EQ Presets include Classic, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Flat or User. The User mode allows manual adjustment of the unit's 8-Band EQ (62, 150, 400, 1k, 3k, 7k, 12k, 16k Hz). EQ settings are saved by source input (not globally).

    Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at lower volume.

    Source Level: You can increase the relative volume (+/-7dB) of the unit's source inputs to match the external source's output level. The Source Level can be used for the receiver's Tuner, USB, microSD, Aux, or Bluetooth sources.

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

    Touchscreen, Remote, & Camera Features

    6.8" Capacitive Touchscreen Monitor: The Jensen CMR8629 features a 6.8" capacitive touchscreen LCD monitor with LED backlit and a resolution of 1,152,00. The capacitive touchscreen provides a high contrast ratio, crystal clear display, and vivid text. It also provides highly responsive touchscreen operation. There are also five touch-sensitive buttons along the left edge of the screen for the most frequently used functions; such as Power On/Off, Volume Up/Down, Mute, and Home.

    Note: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to display video, the head unit's pink wire must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged.

    Remote Control: The Jensen head unit comes with an IR remote and supports many vehicle's steering wheel controls (adapter required).

    • IR Remote The Jensen CMR8629 comes supplied with a 21-button IR remote control which provides wireless operation of the digital media receiver, including Bluetooth hands-free phone functions.
    • Optional SWC Interface: The unit features a SWC (steering wheel control) input which lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel control adapter from PAC or Metra (see Accessories tab).

    Front & Rear Camera Inputs: The Jensen CMR8629 features dual camera inputs for adding a front-view and/or rear-view camera (both sold separately - see Accessories Tab). There is a front camera input and a rear camera input. Both camera inputs consist of a composite RCA jack. The rear camera input also features a corresponding analog audio input that consists of a mono-RCA jack. The rear camera input also features automatic video switching when the head unit's Green/White wire is connected to your vehicle's reverse light circuit and your vehicle is put into reverse gear. The automatic video switching delay can be set to 0.5, 2, or 3 seconds.

    Video Output: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor, such as rear headrest or overhead monitor (sold separately). The video output can display a USB 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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    21 questions already asked

    Q
    Why does the jensen cmr8629 sometimes not work when I start the car but the second I unplug everything after tearing half the dash apart and plug it back in it works fine for some random time?. I had to do this twice so far since May this year..
    [ bryant  Nov 04, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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.
    [ Krissy  Nov 18, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    Does this unit play pandora from my phone?
    [ Terry  Jul 25, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Yes. It plays any media (audio only) that comes from your phone. It doesn't care what app you use, just go to the Bluetooth function and your good.
    [ GT  Jul 26, 2020 ]
    Q
    How good does the bluetooth for the phone communication work?
    [ Ron  Jul 22, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Works great...pairs as soon as I turn my truck on
    [ Philip  Jul 24, 2020 ]
    A
    Bluetooth works pretty well. For the price of this unit, I have no complaints!
    [ Eldredge Plumbi  Jul 22, 2020 ]
    Q
    Would I still be able to see the Radio stations on a sunny day? Right now I have the Pioneer Mixtrax. I can barely see the text. Thank you.
    [ Alvin  Jul 22, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Calvin  Aug 07, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    What sizes of SD cards are supported?
    [ Southern  Jul 19, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    The unit supports microSD/SDHC memory cards and USB thumdrives up to 64GB. Your microSD/SDHC memory card or USB thumbdrive must be formatted in FAT 16/32.
    [ Cosmo  Aug 06, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    How do you set the clock and date ?
    [ Floyd  Jul 14, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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.
    [ Krissy  Jul 29, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    My unit does an Automatic Time (Clock) setup but it is consistently doing it for the wrong Time Zone. How can I fix this?
    [ Pete  Jun 18, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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.
    [ Krissy  Jul 02, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    Is this the right one for my Jensen touch screen?
    [ Steven  Jun 13, 2020 ]
    3 answers
    A
    This is a touchscreen receiver and might be able to work in place of your current Jensen touchscreen receiver. I recommend contacting an advisor on 1-800-324-9695 to check and if necessary get a different recommendation on a replacement receiver
    [ Paul  Jun 30, 2020 ]  Staff
    A
    My startup screen (the screen in question) is slightly different. The upper right only displays time, no date or day. The micro SD button and settings button replaces the AM FM buttons. The AM FM and EQ is on the next screen (main menu). Our firmware versions may be different. Hope this helps.
    [ Steve  Jun 23, 2020 ]
    A
    This is a Jensen touch screen unit. Did the job well as far as Bluetooth functions are concerned. Simple and easy to use
    [ Satisfied Customer   Jun 23, 2020 ]
    Q
    Would this fit my volkswagen golf mk4 2002?
    [ Jordan  Jun 03, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    As long as the space for the head unit is a double slot it will, or should unless VW has some specific measure for their devices.
    [ Scott  Jun 03, 2020 ]
    Q
    If my parking brake doesn't?? work what will I not be able to do on this head unit?
    [ Nathan  Apr 22, 2020 ]
    1 answer
    A
    Setup a bluetooth device, any type of video, adjust advanced sound settings, or any screen settings. You should 100% connect to your parking brake.
    [ Calvin  Apr 28, 2020 ]  Staff
    Q
    Will it actually soubd better than the factory radio?
    [ jennifer  Apr 08, 2020 ]
    2 answers
    A
    In my opinion it does sound better than the factory radio. Its a fuller sound and easier to use.
    [ Carl  Apr 09, 2020 ]
    A
    Depends on what factory stereo it's replacing. Sounded better than the one I replaced in my motor home.
    [ Judson  Apr 08, 2020 ]
    Q
    Can it use normal FM radio?
    [ Nichole  Mar 27, 2020 ]
    3 answers
    A
    No. Unit will not power on.
    [ ZACH  Apr 09, 2020 ]
    A
    Yes it works well with FM and AM.
    [ Steve  Mar 27, 2020 ]
    A
    Yes
    [ Michael  Mar 27, 2020 ]
    Q
    will this connect with a backup camera? For bluetooth calling, is the microphone included?
    [ celest  Jan 09, 2020 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Yes it can hook up to multiple cameras. My niece uses the Bluetooth all the time for phone calls and it works great! Great stereo for a good price.
    [ PETER  Jan 10, 2020 ]
    A
    It does have the inputs for a back up camera, For Bluetooth calling, the mic is built in to the radio. Only problem I had was that neither my iPhone X or my daughters iPhone XS connected via USB. The radio wouldn't recognize either phone.
    [ FELIX  Jan 10, 2020 ]
    A
    Yes it will connect to an existing after market back up camera. The microphone is built into this unit on front left.
    [ Christian  Jan 09, 2020 ]
    Q
    I get the USB ERROR when I connect my iPhone how can I fix the problem?
    [ Jaime  Dec 20, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    If you read the details you'll see that the iPhone is not supported using the USB port.
    [ Jaime  Feb 03, 2020 ]
    A
    I get the same error off of both stereos I bought also. Just haven't had the time to question it.??
    [ Ron  Dec 20, 2019 ]
    Q
    I cant get the usb to recognize a device?
    [ JLGIV  Nov 20, 2019 ]
    2 answers
    A
    If you read the details you'll see that the iPhone is not supported using the USB port.
    [ Jaime  Feb 03, 2020 ]
    A
    Mine doesn't recognize either
    [ Edward  Nov 20, 2019 ]
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