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Jensen VX4012

DVD receiver

Item # 110VX4012

DVD receivers have always appealed to those of us who want touchscreen functionality and a stylish look in our...

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Item # 110VX4012

About the Jensen VX4012

DVD and much more

DVD receivers have always appealed to those of us who want touchscreen functionality and a stylish look in our car's dash. But the audio/video landscape has evolved — if your DVD receiver only plays DVDs and CDs, you're missing out on many options available to smartphone users. Jensen's VX4012 DVD receiver boasts connections and capabilities that'll keep you in touch with all your entertainment and the outside world when you're driving

DVD and much more

DVD receivers have always appealed to those of us who want touchscreen functionality and a stylish look in our car's dash. But the audio/video landscape has evolved — if your DVD receiver only plays DVDs and CDs, you're missing out on many options available to smartphone users. Jensen's VX4012 DVD receiver boasts connections and capabilities that'll keep you in touch with all your entertainment and the outside world when you're driving

Jensen VX4012

The VX4012's retractable display has tilt adjustment for optimal viewing.

HDMI/MHL connectivity for Android™ and iPhone®

With the use of an HDMI/MHL adapter (not included) and a free Jensen app, the VX4012 will display what's on the screen of your Android smartphone, and even offer limited control of some functions. Now you can check out your navigation apps on the big 7" screen without squinting at your smartphone's screen, or check out the artist and song info from your streaming music service. You can even watch video from your device when the parking brake is engaged. iPhone users (iPhone 5 and up) can simply plug into the HDMI input with the Apple's Lighting Digital AV adapter — no app required, just plug and go.

Built-in Bluetooth®

If you're looking for convenience, Bluetooth has a lot to offer. You'll stream music from your smartphone without plugs and cables, so you can enjoy your music library or your favorite music apps. And you can take and make calls while keeping your hands on the wheel when talking. An outboard microphone ensures excellent call quality, even in noisy vehicles.

A multimedia machine

The VX4012 fits in many cars that won't accommodate a double-DIN multimedia receiver, as the big display motors out to serve as a control center for all your entertainment. And the VX4012 will play nearly any kind of disc, while the front USB input lets you pull songs from your thumb drive, Android phone, iPod®, or iPhone. If you're a Pandora® fan, you can groove to your favorite playlists while you're on the road by connecting your iPhone via USB, or your Android with Bluetooth.

The VX4012 includes an audio/video input so you can add on a portable audio player, camcorder, or other video sources too. You can add an optional SiriusXM tuner to enjoy over 100 channels of music, news, talk, and sports. For the safety-minded, a dedicated input on the rear panel accepts an optional rear-view camera.

Want to keep your steering wheel audio 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.

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


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • built-in internal amp (13 watts RMS CEA-2006/40 peak x 4 channels)
    • motorized 7" retractable touchscreen with tilt angle adjustment
    • Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • remote control
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in iPod, iPhone, and iPad control (see Details tab for model compatibility)
    Audio/video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, and USB memory devices (see Details for full capabilities)
    • 10-band equalizer with 6 preset tone curves
    • subwoofer controls
    • Pandora control with iPhone and Android
    • works with SiriusXM tuner
    • inputs: rear HDMI input, front USB input, front (mini-jack), front microSD card slot, front A/V input, rear-view camera input
    • outputs: 5-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, mono subwoofer), rear A/V output
    Other Information:

    What's in the box:

    • DVD receiver w/ motorized 7" touchscreen monitor (15A fuse)
    • Sleeve (installed)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring/Preamp harness
    • SWC harness
    • Remote control
    • CR2025 3V lithium battery
    • Microphone w/ visor clip (attached 7.75' cable terminated by a 3.5mm connector)
    • Self-adhesive mount
    • 4 ISO screws
    • Rear support stud
    • Rubber bushing
    • Back-strap
    • 2 Removal tools
    • Installation Guide
    • "STOP" sheet
    • Limited Warranty information

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    Audio/video Input HDMI (rear), Mini (front), RCA (rear)
    USB Input Front
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, microSD
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready SiriusXM
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size Classic
    Nano 7/6/5/4/3
    Touch 5/4/3/2
    iPhone 6+/6/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS/3G
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 13 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 40 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 5-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 7
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Variable
    EQ Bands 10
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 9 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System Yes
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3, WMA
    High-res Playback N

    Product Research

    Touchscreen & Remote Control
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Disc/SD/USB Playback
    iPhone & Android Integration
    Audio Section
    AV Connections

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    7" Motorized-Retractable Touchscreen: The Jensen VX4012 features a motorized-retractable 7" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touchscreen LCD display with an adjustable viewing angle. The resolution of the display is 800 x RGB (3) x 480 with 1,152,000 pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The Jensen VX3012 offers a variety of display adjustments to customize the display. You can even adjust the monitor's angle for better visibility.

    • Selectable UI Colors: The background color of the  head unit's on-screen user interface can be changed to Green, Red, Amber, Blue, or Purple.
    • Selectable Wallpaper Backgrounds: You can select between five different wallpaper backgrounds for the head unit's LCD touchscreen. Choose from Kaleidoscope, Blue Haze, Green Portal, Industrial, or Space. In addition to the five selectable wallpaper selections, you can up load your own wallpaper image (800x480 .bmp file) to the VX4012 via microSD.
    • Display Brightness: You can adjust the brightness of the head unit's touchscreen LCD. Choose from Normal, Bright, Day, or Night.
    • Picture Adjustment: When watching a video, you can adjust the touchscreen display's brightness, contrast, saturation, and hue (from 1-20).
    Note: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion (However, you can mirror your Apple iOS or Android device via HDMI without the parking brake engaged). 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.

    Secondary LCD Display: In addition to the 7" motorized flip-out monitor the Jensen VX4012 features a secondary 8-character/Segment type LCD display. This display can be used during music playback for track & song information. You will need to use the 7" LCD monitor display for menu functions and to view video.

    Hard-Key Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary-dial along the front-panel. You can adjust the head unit's button illumination from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Aqua Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, White or Demo (scans through all preset colors). You can also select a custom "Custom" color that is adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue (values range: 0-255).

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

    • IR Remote Control: The head unit comes supplied with a 20-button IR remote control which provides wireless operation of the Jensen receiver; including Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming functions.
    • Optional Steering Wheel Control Interface: The unit features a SWC (steering wheel control) input and is compatible with Steering Wheel Control Adapters from PAC (sold separately), so you can keep your vehicle's factory steering wheel radio controls.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Jensen VX4012 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 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 (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Note: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VX4012 (up to 5 devices). Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the VX4012.

    Hands-Free Communication (w/ external mic): The VX4012 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication 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. The included external microphone carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You can make a call by entering the phone number, selecting a contact from your Phonebook list, or using the Call History Log of received/dialed/missed calls.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's phone number will be seen on the unit's LCD and a ring-tone will be heard through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming call from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can also set the unit to automatically answer an incoming call within 5 seconds.
    • Making A Call: You can make a call using the Jensen in-dash head unit's touchscreen controls. Outgoing calls can be made be entering telephone numbers (0-9, *, #) directly via the head unit's touchscreen. You can also search for contact names in your mobile phone's phonebook from the Jensen VX4012 and then make your call. In addition, you can make a call by searching your mobile phone's call history (Received/Dialed/Missed).

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Jensen VX4012 allows you to play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or audio player. You can control basic music playback functions (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from the VX4012. Advanced music navigation will still need to be done through your Bluetooth mobile device. This unit does not display song/artist information from connected Bluetooth audio devices. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.

    Disc/SD/USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Jensen VX4012 has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier. The VX4012 supports playback of DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit supports MPEG/AVI/Xvid video & JPEG photo files recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.

    • Auto Reload: If the disc is not removed from the disc slot within 10 seconds of being ejected, it will be automatically reloaded to prevent it from being accidentally damaged.
    • Off Eject: You can eject a disc with the unit powered off. You cannot insert a disc with the head unit powered off.
    • 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.

    microSD Card Slot: The VX4012 is fitted with a front-panel SD-card slot for playback of audio, video, and photo files stored on a microSD/SDHC memory card (up to 32GB). The receiver supports playback of MP3/WMA music files, MPEG/AVI/Xvid video files, and JPEG photo files via microSD or microSDHC. All files must be formatted in FAT 16/32.

    Front-Panel USB Port: The Jensen VX4012 features a front-panel USB (type-A) port for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), USB thumbdrives, or portable hard drives. The USB port enables playback of MP3/WMA audio files recorded in FAT16 or FAT32 on a connected USB mass storage class device. The head unit also supports JPEG still image and MPEG/AVI/Xvid video playback via USB. USB portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (2.1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.

    Note: This head unit's USB port does not support newer MTP and AOA enabled Android smartphones including HoneyComb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kit Kat, and newer. 

    File Compatibility: The Jensen VX4012 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, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) Flash (USB, microSD/SDHC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3: bit rate up to 128kbps w/ sampling frequency up to 48kHz
    WMA: bit rate up to 128kbps w/ sampling frequency up to 48kHz
    Video MPEG-1/2, Xvid, AVI
    Photo JPEG
    Max # of Files/Folders 1,500 total files/folders
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags, WMA-tags

    Playback Functions: The Jensen VX4012 offers a variety of playback functions to enjoy your music, video, and photo files.

    • Repeat Play: Repeat Chapter, Titles, Tracks, and Folders on a disc, SD/SDHC memory card, or USB device.
    • A-B Repeat: A-B Repeat allows you to repeat a specific section of a DVD.
    • Random Play: When playing a disc, SD card, or USB device you can play audio tracks/files in random order.

    Search Functions: The VX4012 provides various search functions to find your music, videos, and photos.

    • Folder/File Search: This menu screen provides a search list for music, video, or photo files stored on your MP3/WMA disc, SD/SDHC memory card, or USB device.
    • Fast Forward/Fast Reverse: You can fast forward or reverse (2/4/8/20x)a track/chapter when playing a disc, SD card, or USB device.
    • Direct Search: During disc, SD/SDHC memory card, or USB playback you can use the numeric keypad on the touchscreen display to access a chapter/track directly.

    iPhone & Android Integration

    iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Jensen VX4012 supports direct connection of your Lightning or 30-pin iPod/iPhone through its front-panel USB port, front-panel AV input, and rear-panel HDMI connector. The VX4012 offers audio/video playback, music navigation, information display, and charging of select Apple devices. The Jensen VX4012's USB or HDMI connection allows your iPod/iPhone's music library to be loaded instantly to the Jensen receiver and sound quality to be maximized through the head unit's 24-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone DAC).

    • Lightning-Connector iPod/iPhone: If you have a newer iPod/iPhone with the Lightning-connector, you can use the Lightning-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the Jensen VX4012 for audio playback only. You'll be able to listen to stored music and music apps on your Lightning-connector Apple device through the Jensen DVD receiver. To watch stored video and video apps (like Netflix) in addition to music from your Lightning-connector Apple device on the VX4012, you'll need Apple's Lightning-to-Digital AV adapter, a Lightning-to-USB cable, and a mobile-grade HDMI cable (all sold separately).
    • 30-Pin Dock Connector iPod/iPhone: The optional jLink-USB cable (110JLINUSB, sold separately) allows you to connect your iPod or Phone (w/ dock connector) to the VX4012 through the head unit's front-panel USB port and 3.5mm AV input. This type of connection supports playback of audio/video content stored on your Apple device, as well as music and movies streamed to your iPhone from select apps. If you only require iPod/iPhone audio playback, you can simply connect your iPod/iPhone to the VX4012's front-panel USB input via the USB/Dock connector cable that came with your iPod/iPhone.
    Note: Video display will require that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged.
    iPod/iPhone Control: The Jensen VX4012 offers music & video navigation, as well as display of song/artist information and battery charging.
    • Content Browsing: You can control your connected iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen. You can use the VX4012's touchscreen to browse your music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, or Composer. You can browse your videos by Movie, Music Videos, TV Shows, Video Podcasts, Rentals, and Video Playlists. You can also access a music track directly by using the head unit's touchscreen keypad. In addition, you can activate Random & Repeat playback modes. Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ will still allow you to navigate stored content and apps from the Apple device's touchscreen; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during connection.
    • Music Information: The Jensen VX4012 will display your iPod/iPhone's music file information from stored music and select music apps. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, and Album Art.
    • Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 2.1A of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will not recognize it.

    Mirroring via HDMI (for iPhone & Android): The Jensen's VX4012's rear-panel HDMI/MHL input can be used to connect select Android or Apple iOS devices for mirroring and audio/video playback through the navigation receiver. You can listen to stored music and music apps (like iHeartRadio), as well a view stored video and video apps (like Netflix). The head unit's touchscreen will display the same screen which is displayed on your smartphone, as well as video (not always full-screen). Audio content will also be heard over your vehicle's speaker system. The VX4012 provides touchscreen control for Android device, but not for Apple iOS devices. The following proprietary connector cables are required for Android or Apple iOS connectivity.

    • iPhone Connectivity: If you have a newer iPhone with the Lightning connector, you will need Apple's Lightning Digital AV adapter and Lightning-to-USB cable; if you have an older 30-pin iPhone 4/4S, you'll need a 30-pin digital AV adapter and the 30-pin dock cable (all sold separately). In addition, for both types of iPhones, you will need a a mobile-grade HDMI cable (sold separately). The HDMI connector provides the audio/video playback, while the USB connection charges your iPhone device. You cannot perform operation of the Apple iOS device from the head unit's touchscreen; you will still need to use your mobile phone's touchscreen for operation.
    • Android Connectivity: Prior to connecting your MHL-compatible Android smartphone/tablet, you will  need to download Jensen's "HDMI/MHL Connect" app (available soon from Google Play) onto your Android device. To connect your Android (OS 4.0+) smartphone, you'll need a microUSB-to-HDMI/MHL cable (sold separately) which plugs into the Jensen receiver's HDMI input, plus your phone will need to paired via Bluetooth to the Jensen receiver. Select Samsung smartphones will also require an additional 5-pin to 11-pin adapter (sold separately). The HDMI/MHL connector provides the audio/video playback and charges your Android device, while the Bluetooth connection provides touchscreen control. Check here for a list of compatible MHL-enabled Android phones.
    Note: "Mirroring" and video playback from an HDMI connected Apple iOS or Android device does not require that your vehicle's parking brake be engaged; please use caution.

    iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Jensen VX4012 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model features (5/27/2015):

    iPod/iPhone Generation Tested Version Media Type Control Type Display Type Bluetooth Charge
    Audio Video Head Unit iPod/iPhone Pandora Song/Artist Text Track Info Album Art Phone Audio
    3G 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y Y Y Y
    3GS 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4 7.1.2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4S 8.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    5/5C/5S 8.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    6/6+ 8.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    2nd 4.2.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 5.1.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    4th 6.1.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y
    5th 8.3 Y Y Y Y N N Y Y N Y Y
    3rd 1.1.3 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    4th 1.0.4 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    5th 1.0.2 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    6th 1.2 PC Y N Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    7th 1.02 PC Y N Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y
    classic 80GB 1.1.2 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    120GB 2.0.1 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    160GB 2.0.4 Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N N Y
    iPad 1 5.1.1 Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    2/3 8.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    4/air 8.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y
    mini 8.3 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y 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.


    RDS AM/FM Tuner: The head unit features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, scan, 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 also automatically store the six strongest stations in your area inside 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.

    Pandora App: The free Pandora App (either from Apple's App Store or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Jensen VX4012 using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your compatible mobile device will need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also need a Pandora music service account. The Jensen VX4012 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information (including Album Art).

    • Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your Station List.
    • Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station. You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips allowed.
    • Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
    • Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
    Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only available in the United States.

    SiriusXM-Ready: The Jensen VX4012 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 displays a list of all available channels
    • Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
    • Direct Channel input allows you to directly enter a station number using the remote control
    • Information such as Channel Name w/ Channel Art, Artist Name, and Song Title can be viewed on the head unit's display
    • Up to 18 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
    • 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.

    Audio Section

    D/A Converter: The Jensen VX4012 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 VX4012 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 VX4012 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)

    4V/5Ch Preamp Outputs w/ Subwoofer Control: The Jensen VX4012 is equipped with five 4.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/mono-Sub). The front and rear channels are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading with an adjustable low-pass crossover filter (Off/80/120/160Hz) and separate level control (+/-12).

    Audio Settings: The Jensen DVD receiver offers a variety of audio settings to enhance your listening experience in your vehicle.

    • EQ: The VX4012's built-in equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Optimal, Classic, Rock, Jazz, Techno, Pop, Flat, or User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 10-band EQ (31.25, 62.5, 125, 250, 500, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k, 16k Hz) from -10 to +10 dB.
    • Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at lower volume. Selectable loudness center frequencies include 400Hz, 800Hz, and 2.4kHz.
    • Source Level: You can increase the relative volume (+/-6dB) of the unit's source inputs to match the external source's output level. The Source Level can be used for the VX4012's Radio, Disc, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, or AV input.

    Programmable Turn-on Volume: You can program the VX4012 to turn on with the volume at a preset level, instead of the same level as when the head unit was turned off last. This prevents possible speaker damage or a startling surprise when the receiver first turns on at a high volume level.

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

    AV Connections

    Dual AV Inputs: The Jensen VX4012 is equipped with AV input terminals on the front and rear of the unit to enable enjoyment of content from an external connected source. The rear composite video/stereo RCA inputs are ideal for permanent installations, while the front AV mini-jack (3.5mm) input will come in handy for quick connection of a portable audio/visual source.

    HDMI/MHL Input: In addition to iPhone and Android connectivity, the head unit's HDMI/MHL input can be used to connect almost any external mobile AV source with an HDMI output; such as a TV tuner, Blu-ray player, or game system. The HDMI input will provide video and audio playback. Your vehicle's parking brake will need to be engaged to view video on the receiver's screen. Playback functions will need to be controlled from your HDMI-connected device.

    Video Out: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold separately). The video output will display whatever video signal that is being displayed on the head unit's touchscreen monitor. The video out function is not compatible with the unit's HDMI input.

    Rear View Camera Input: The Camera Input consists of a Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional rear view camera (sold separately) in order to display the area behind your vehicle on the head unit's touchscreen (selectable Mirror or Normal image). When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (green/white wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75 seconds.

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    Customer Q&A

    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
    Had experience within radio and workes good in agriculture environments [ bryce  Jan 26, 2017 ]
    it plays CD's as well as DVDs and it has a mirroring function for iphones. [ Dequirs  Jun 27, 2016 ]
    This head unit is rated very high by customers so I thought I would rely on their wisdom and positive experiences. [ Michael  Jun 01, 2016 ]
    FRIENDS RECOMMENDED [ George  Mar 18, 2016 ]

    8 questions already asked

    how do I adjust the ringer volume on incoming calls?
    [ J.R.  Mar 31, 2017 ]
    3 answers
    When the phone rings turn the volume knob up while it's ringing.
    [ Steven  Apr 07, 2017 ]
    This is kinda tricky. The ringer volume seems to be connected to the call volume. That's tricky because you need to turn the volume up to hear people talk but that volume is waaayyy too loud for incoming ringer. I had the volume set for calls and the first time I got an incoming call it scared the crap out of me. I don't know of any way to set a separate call volume and ringer volume. Sorry.
    [ Richard  Apr 03, 2017 ]
    i'm not sure as we have not had that issue. In the past with different issues we have either called Cruthfeld or used the users manual (50+pages) which needs to be printed if haven't done either of those already, sorry.
    [ JOSEPH J  Apr 02, 2017 ]
    Does this unit need bypass for the pink wire?
    [ Jeff  Dec 01, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    Pink wire is for the parking brake. DVDs will not play without parking brake engaged and providing voltage to the pink wire. It is technically possible to connect the pink wire to some other source of switched voltage but it is illegal to play video while driving - hence the parking brake input.
    [ Richard  Dec 02, 2016 ]
    How much clearance does it need above the DIN opening? I have an ashtray hovering about 6 inches over the radio opening, and want to make sure it will fit before buying.
    [ ChrisinNH  Sep 15, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    [ Krissy  Sep 16, 2016 ]  Staff
    [ David  Feb 23, 2016 ]
    1 answer
    Thanks for your question. Yes it is kind of hidden. The reset button is underneath the flap where the USB port and SD card are located, above and to the right. Use the tip of a pen to press the Reset button. Hope that helps.
    [ Kenny  Feb 23, 2016 ]  Staff
    How does display hold up to bumps and vibration?
    [ Mike  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    6 answers
    Seems to do well in the Phoenix area but we are rarely off the pavement. The only issue seems be the glare and sunlight which makes it very difficult to see picture while backing up.
    [ JOSEPH J  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    Very well. I am very pleased with this stereo. I have no complaints
    [ JILL  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    Stereo will stall on various bumps, i.e. railroad tracks and large potholes.
    [ JAMES  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    It doesn't vibrate at all I have this unit in my plow truck which vibrates a lot but the screen doesn't. Very happy with the unit great value for the $250 price
    [ Tuna Slayer Rod  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    Good doesn't distort any radio is good make sure you have all the hardware to mount your radio casue I didn't and had to use some redneck injinuity
    [ Clay  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    I drive a Ford F350, not exactly a smooth riding truck. Only had it installed about 2 months, no issues after couple trips from Dallas to Atlanta and rough roads from home to the office every day.
    [ Joey  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    [ Bruce  Oct 01, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    Yes you can program what you want. I have mine programmed for manual open when key turned on and auto close when truck shuts off
    [ Tuna Slayer Rod  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    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.
    [ Krissy  Oct 04, 2015 ]  Staff
    Does this support rear view camera?
    [ raj  Sep 11, 2015 ]
    3 answers
    [ Tuna Slayer Rod  Feb 06, 2016 ]
    Yes, it does.
    [ Dale  Sep 13, 2015 ]
    Yes It does
    [ Mike  Sep 13, 2015 ]

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