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Jensen VM8023HD

DVD receiver

Item # 110V8023HD

Looking for a high-performance receiver with an understated style for the double-size opening in your dash?

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Item # 110V8023HD

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About the Jensen VM8023HD

Looking for a high-performance receiver with an understated style for the double-size opening in your dash? Jensen made their VM8023HD DVD receiver to fit the bill.

Looking for a high-performance receiver with an understated style for the double-size opening in your dash? Jensen made their VM8023HD DVD receiver to fit the bill.

This capable DVD receiver looks right at home in your dash, but it's got a whole lot more going for it than just a perfect fit. The VM8023HD plays all your CDs and DVDs, including those you've loaded with MP3 and WMA files. The built-in HD Radio™ tuner allows you to enjoy outstanding sound quality from participating AM and FM stations, along with the expanded program choices they offer. Plus, you'll be able to view your music file and station information on the receiver's 4.3" color screen.

Bring your music with you
Got an iPod in your pocket? Then you'll be happy to know you can control it from your receiver with the included J-Link cable. Connect a thumb drive full of tunes to the USB input, or slide an SD card into the card slot. Plug your Zune or any other MP3 player into the front panel auxiliary input. No matter how you carry your music, the VM8023HD will most likely play it.

More entertainment options
Use the video output to connect a screen for the back-seat passengers so they can enjoy a movie while you're driving. Add a rear-view camera to the dedicated input for extra safety when backing up in tight spaces. Add an optional satellite radio tuner and enjoy an unparalleled variety of news, talk, sports, and commercial-free music.

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


Product highlights:

    General features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with internal amp (17 watts RMS/40 peak x 4 channels)
    • HD Radio tuner built-in
    • 4.3" color LCD screen
    • fits double-size dash openings
    audio/video features:
    • plays MP3/WMA files recorded on CD and DVD
    • supports video playback from DVD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and Video CD discs
    • three preset EQ curves
    • includes J-Link iPod cable
    • compatible with optional satellite radio
    • inputs: front panel auxiliary and USB inputs, SD card slot, A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: video output, 6-channel preamp outputs (front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other information:

    What's in the box:

    • Double-Din mobile multimedia receiver with 15A fuse inserted in chassis
    • Sleeve (installed with four machine screws)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • 2 Transport screws (installed)
    • Wireless remote control
    • CR2025 Lithium battery
    • Rear-support post (M4 x 1-7/8")
    • Rubber bushing
    • 4 Pan-head ISO-mount screws (M5 x 6mm)
    • 55" iPod connector cable
    • 39" A/V minijack cable
    • 8.25' Parking brake light detection wire (pink)
    • Installation/Operation Manual (Eng/Fre/Spa)
    • Quick Start Guide (Eng/Spa)
    • Quick Start Guide (Fre)
    • On-line installation instruction sheet
    • Emusic card
    • XM Satellite Radio note
    • Jensen sticker
    • "STOP" note
    • On-line Product Registration card

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Front
    Audio/video Input 1
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot USB Mem/SD-card
    Bluetooth Compatible No
    Satellite Radio Ready XM
    HD Radio Built-in
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic/5Gen
    Nano Nano3/Nano2/Nano1
    Touch Touch1
    iPhone Phone
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 13 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 40 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen No
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 2 volts
    Screen Size 4.3
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands None
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Yes
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek/Scan
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback
    High-res Playback

    Product Research

    Display Features
    Audio Section
    HD Radio
    Multimedia Playback
    External Device Connection
    Remote Control

    Display Features

    2-DIN Chassis: The Jensen VM8023HD has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as "Double DIN" or size DD), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening. Unlike many in-dash monitors, there is no hideaway box; all the inputs and outputs are included within the unit's chassis. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.

    4:3" LCD Monitor: The VM8023HD features an integrated 4:3" Digital TFT  LCD (16:9) display with a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels on the unit's front-panel. The LCD screen has a contrast ratio of 400:1. You can dim the LCD screen by 1/2 or completely.

    Aspect Ratio: You can choose from the following aspect ratio modes for the unit's motorized monitor:

    • 16:9:the entire screen is extended horizontally to the aspect ratio of 16:9
    • 4:3: the conventional display image has a 4:3 aspect ratio of horizontal to vertical, leaving a blank area on the right and left sides of the display

    Smart Picture: The VM8023HD features 3 preset picture modes. You can choose from Standard, Bright, or Soft.

    PRK SW: 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 supplied pink wire must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged in a preset sequence. The pink parking brake wire is used to connect to your parking brake light wire (video on the LCD monitor can only be displayed when this unit's pink PRK SW wire senses that the parking brake has been engaged in the vehicle).

    12 or 24 Hour Clock: You can set the unit to display a 12 or 24 hour clock.

    Audio Section

    D/A Converter: The VM8023HD is equipped with a high-performance 24-bit, 192kHz digital-to-analog converter with a multi-bit Sigma-Delta modulator.

    CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the VM8023HD 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 VM8023HD are as follows:

    • CEA2006 Specs:13 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output:40 watts x 4 channels (160 watts total)

    Equalizer: The Equalizer function applies preset Bass & Treble effect on the unit's audio output signal. You can choose from Rock, Hip Hop, Dance, Acoustic, or Off (flat). The Jensen VM8023HD also allows you to manually adjust Bass and Treble independently from -7 to +7.

    Loud: When listening to music at low volumes, this feature will selectively boost certain bass and treble frequencies.

    5CH Preamp Outputs: This unit has five audio preamp outputs (Front L/R, Rear L/R, and mono-Sub) for connecting an external amplifier.

    Subwoofer Controls: The unit's mono-subwoofer preamp output has a variable low-pass crossover setting of 80, 120, 160Hz, or Off (full-range).

    Turn On Volume: This feature allows you to select a turn-on volume setting regardless of the volume setting prior to turn the unit off.

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

    HD Radio

    HD Radio: The Jensen VM8023HD Multimedia Receiver features a built-in HD Radio tuner. HD Radio technology allows CD-quality digital broadcasting of your local AM and FM radio stations. This new technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the receiver's display. 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 with static free and clear reception. In addition, AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data such as artist names and song titles. HD Radio broadcasts can include multiple channels on the same frequency, which is called multicasting. With multicasting, you can receive up to eight additional multicast channels: HD1 through HD8. With the VM8023HD radio, you will receive HD Radio digital broadcast automatically when tuned to a station that offer HD Radio technology. To find HD Radio stations in your area, visit

    AM/FM Tuner: The headunit also supports standard AM/FM radio. The unit features 3 FM bands and 1 AM band with the capability of storing 6 presets for each band giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets. You can also automatically store the six strongest stations in your area inside the current selected band. In addition, the tuner features an Preview Scan function which allows you to preview the available stations in your area. The unit's tuner also is equipped with a Seek mode which searches out the strongest AM/FM stations. The tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.

    Multimedia Playback

    Electronic Shock Protection: The VM8023HD features electronic skip protection for CD (10 seconds), MP3 (45 seconds), and WMA (90 seconds) playback to prevent skipping and audio dropouts.

    Disc Compatibility: The VM8023HD is compatible with the following discs:

    • DVD: DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
    • VCD: Video CD, Super Video CD
    • CD: Audio CD (CD-DA), CD-R, CD-RW
    • Media File Formats: MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG 1/2

    Note: 8 cm discs should not be used in this unit.

    MP3/WMA Playback: The VM8023HD can play MP3/WMA (8-320 kbps) files with ID3 Tag capability that have been recorded on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs. The files must be recorded in ISO 9660 Level 1/2, Joliet or Romeo formats. The headunit can recognize up to 8 hierarchies, 255 folders, and 1500 total files.

    Track Time Access: You can enter a specific time on a track, using the supplied remote control, to access a specific position on a track directly.

    Multi-Angle Display: This function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a number of different angles.

    Note: This function is limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.

    Zoom: When playing DVDs and Video CDs, you can enlarge the picture using the zoom feature. You can choose one of the following zoom settings - 1/4x, 1/2x, 1x, 2x, 3x, or 4x.

    Parental Lock: The DVD system has a built-in Parental Lock feature to prevent unauthorized persons from viewing restricted disc content. By default, the rating system is unlocked. You can choose from 8 different levels of Parental Lock. Once setup, the parental lock is released only by entering the user 4-digit password.

    SD-Card Slot: The Jensen VM8023HD features a front-panel SD-card slot which allows you to play back saved MP3/WMA (8-320 kbps) audio files from an SD card. The unit will also play JPEG still-images recorded onto an SD-card. Once the SD card is loaded, the unit will read the audio media files on the card automatically. The unit supports up to a 2GB SD card.

    External Device Connection

    AV Input: The Jensen VM8023HD features a front-panel 3.5mm A/V input and comes supplied with a 39" AV minijack cable for connecting an external audio/video source.

    Video Out 1 and 2: These RCA composite video-output jacks allow you add external monitors such as rear headrest monitors (sold separately).

    Rear View Camera Input: The VM8023HD features a composite video input and a green/white wire lead attached to the harness for connection of a rear view camera. If a rear-view video camera is connected, the unit is on, and the TFT monitor is retracted inside the unit, the TFT monitor automatically moves into the viewing position and Camera modes is selected upon shifting into Reverse gear. When shifting into Drive gear, the TFT monitor is retracted back inside the unit. If the monitor is already in a viewing position and in display mode, the monitor automatically switches to Camera mode upon shifting into Reverse. When the reverse driving stops, the monitor returns to its original input display mode. You can choose for the monitor to display a Mirror mode image or a Normal mode image from the rear-view camera.

    USB Port: The Jensen VM8023HD features a front-panel USB type-A port for playback of MP3 (8-320 kbps) and WMA (8-320 kbps) audio files, as well as JPEG still image files recorded in FAT 16 or FAT32 on  a connected USB mass storage device. The headunit can recognize up to 8 hierarchies, 255 folders, and 1500 total files. The VM8023HD will also display ID3 tag (version 2.0) information up to 31 characters. This unit supports USB 1.1 only, but will play USB 2.0 devices at USB 1.1 speed.

    iPod Controls: The supplied jLink2 iPod cable allows you to connect select iPods to this unit through the headunit's rear-panel proprietary jLink port. Once an iPod is connected, you can playback audio/video content from your iPod on the VM8023HD. The Jensen headunit will also display text information such as song, track or artist name from your connected iPod. You can directly control audio functions of your iPod from your Jensen headunit's controls or IR remote. During audio playback of your iPod, the iPod's controls will be locked. The jLink2 cable and the VM8023HD do not support photo and video control. Photo and video playback will still be controlled from your iPod's click-wheel or touch-screen. The unit will automatically switch to iPod mode when an iPod is plugged into the supplied jLink2 iPod cable. Select iPods are charged when they are connected to the head unit. The Jensen VM8023HD and the jLink2 cable is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model features (as of Dec. 2009):

    iPod/iPhone Model Generation Media Type  Control Display Charge
    Audio Video Unit iPod Song/Artist Track
    dock-connector 3rd N N N N N N N
    click-wheel/color-display 4th N N N N N N N
    mini 1st N N N N N N N
    2nd N N N N N N N
    video 5th Y Y Audio only Video only Y Y Y
    classic 80GB Y Y Audio only Video only Y Y Y
    120GB Y Y Audio only Video only Y Y Y
    160GB Y Y Audio only Video only Y Y Y
     nano 1st Y N Audio only N Y Y Y
    2nd Y N Audio only N Y Y Y
    3rd Y Y Audio only Video only Y Y Y
    4th N N N N N N N
    5th N N N N N N N
     touch 1st Y Y Audio only Video only Y Y Y
    2nd N N N N N N N
    3rd N N N N N N N
    iPhone 2G Y Y Audio only Video only Y Y Y
    3G N N N N N N N
    3GS N N N N N N N

    Note: Apple firmware updates may change functionality results. Apple firmware updates may change functionality results.

    XM Satellite Radio Ready: Audiovox has not yet confirmed compatibility with their XM Mini Tuner Jensen Car Kit  (package # 700XMJEN1) at this time.

    Remote Control

    Remote Control: The VM8023HD comes supplied with an IR wireless remote control which allows full function of the unit (except disc eject).

    Steering Wheel Remote Control Compatible: The Jensen VM8023HD features a 3.5mm steering wheel remote control input for connecting the SWI-PS steering wheel remote interface. The optional SWI-PS interface (127SWIPS, sold separately) allows you to retain the use of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles with this Jensen head unit. In some GM vehicles, this adapter allows you to retain heater control buttons as well. The SWI-PS is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "What Fits My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.

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