External Device Controls
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Compatibility: The OEM (Original Entertainment Media) CH-4100 DVD
Multimedia Receiver is designed to fit the following Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep
vehicles: 2007 Chrysler Aspen, 2006-08 Chrysler PT Cruiser, 2005-07 Chrysler
300C, 2007 Chrysler Sebring, 2006-09 Dodge Caliber, 2006-09 Dodge Charger,
2005-07 Dodge Dakota, 2005-09 Dodge Durango, 2005-07 Dodge Magnum, 2006-08 Dodge
RAM P/U, 2006 Jeep Commander (without navigation), 2007-08 Jeep Compass, 2005-07 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and 2007-09 Jeep
Note: Please check the Crutchfield Out Fit My Car Guide to see if
your vehicle is compatible with the CH-4100.
4.5" Touch Screen Display: The OEM CH-4100 DVD Multimedia Receiver
features an integrated 4.5" touch-screen, 16:9 wide-screen LCD display with a CCFL
backlight. The unit's 4.5" display offers a 960 x 234 resolution (224,640
pixels), a 350 cd/m2 brightness, and a 300:1 contrast ratio. The receiver's
display offers a 90-degree vertical viewing angle (30-degrees up/60-degrees
down) and a 120-degree horizontal viewing angle (60-degrees left/right). The
unit's LCD display features brightness, sharpness, contrast, color and tint
Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the unit's LCD touch-panel
controls, the CH-4100 also features hard-key controls on the front of the unit,
such as a Rotary volume knob, Rotary select knob, Eject button, Play/Pause
button, SRC key, Mute button and Previous/Next keys.
Wireless Remote Controls: The CH-4100 comes supplied with a main IR
wireless remote control and a multi-zone IR wireless remote control to operate
the main and 2nd zone of your car audio system independently. The unit also
comes supplied with an easy-scroll, Smart Dial IR wireless remote control which
features two buttons and a scroll wheel.
AM/FM Tuner: The unit features a digital AM/FM tuner with 3
FM bands and 1 AM band that have the capability of manually or
automatically storing 36 FM presets and 12 AM presets. The built-in AM/FM tuner
also allows you to search radio stations from the unit's touch-panel or remote
control. 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 that when used with the Local function, only allows radio stations
with a strong local radio signals to be played. The tuner features selectable
USA, Europe, South America and Asia frequency spacing.
iNPORT Module: In addition to the preamp outputs, A/V
auxiliary input, and XM satellite radio inputs found on the rear chassis of the
unit, the OEM CH-4100 utilizes a separate iNPORT module for easy connection
and disconnection of your portable A/V equipment and portable MP3 player. The
iNPORT features a 3.5mm minijack, left and right audio RCA jacks, one
composite video jack, and a proprietary iNPORT adapter port for the supplied
iPod dock cable. The iNPORT uses an attached 56" Bus-cable that plugs into the
rear chassis of the CH-4100 which allows the iNPORT module to be installed under
the dash or in other various locations to make hooking-up and unhooking your
portable A/V equipment much easier.
Multi-Zone Capability: The CH-4100 has front and rear
multi-zone capability, giving you the option of playing an A/V source to front
seat passengers and a different audio/video source to rear seat passengers. Rear
zone audio is fed to a pair of stereo RCA jacks for use with a wireless
headphone system. Rear zone video is sent to two composite video outputs for
connecting up to 2 video monitors. You can select the rear
source using the remote control or the main unit.
D/A Converter: The CH-4100 is equipped with a
high-performance 24-bit, 192kHz digital-to-analog converter for excellent sound
Speaker Setup: The OEM DVD
Multimedia Receiver provides the following speaker parameter adjustments to
customize your listening experience.
- Speaker Mode: Select
from Full 6CH (6-channel mode) or DownMix (2-channel mode); the 5CH setting
must be selected to access Speaker Size adjustments.
- Speaker Size: The
Front speakers can be set to Large or Small; the Center and Rear speaker set
to Large, Small, or none; and the Subwoofer set to Present or None. When a
speaker is set to Small its high-pass filter is dependent of the setting of
the low-pass filter on the subwoofer output.
- Time Delay: This
headunit allows you to adjust the time delay of the center and rear channel
speakers. The Center channel can be adjusted to 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
milliseconds while the Rear speakers can be adjusted to 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, or
Audio Control: You can adjust the CH-4100 to meet your acoustical
characteristics of your music and vehicle. You can adjust the following audio
- EQ: The multimedia receiver features the following preset EQ
modes - Jazz, Pop, Classic, Rock, News, Urban, Rave, Movie, Techno, Flat and
- Bass And Treble: When in User mode you can adjust the unit's Bass
and Treble settings independently from -7 to +7. You can select which Bass
(60, 80, 100, 130, 150, 200Hz) and Treble (10, 12.5, 15, 17kHz) frequency to
- Fade And Balance: Your vehicle's speakers can be faded and
balanced independently from -9 to +9 using the CH-4100.
- Sub Control: You can adjust the unit's subwoofer preamp output
low-pass filter from 80, 120 or 160Hz. You can also adjust the subwoofer
output's phase to either 0-degrees or 180-degrees to match your car audio
speakers. In addition, the Bass Q-Factor can be adjusted to 1.0, 1.25, 1.5,
or 2.0 to alter the sharpness of the Bass output. The CH-4100's subwoofer
preamp output level can then be adjusted from -7 to +7.
- Loud: This feature enhances both the high and lower frequencies
of your music when playing your car audio system at low volumes.
Dynamic Range Compression: 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 On or Off
Surround Sound: The
Original Entertainment Media DVD Multimedia Receiver features the following
Surround Sound modes.
- Decode Mode: Select
from Surround, Matrix, Movie, Music or Off.
- Dimension Control:
Changing the Dimension control allows you to adjust the sound stage either
towards the front or towards the rear.
- Panorama Mode: This
feature extends the front stereo image to include the surround speakers for
a wrap around effect.
- Center Channel Width:
Center Channel Width allows adjustment of the center image to be heard from
the center speaker only, from the Left/Right speaker only as a phantom
center image, or various combinations.
Note: The Surround
Music decode mod must be selected to activate the Panorama Mode,, or to
adjust the Dimension or Center Width control
Source Level: You can adjust the relative volume of the unit
source inputs up or down to 6 dB to match the external source's output level.
The Source Level can be used for the CH-4100's iPod, Disc, Radio, Satellite,
Navigation, Auxiliary, and Bluetooth sources.
Rear View Camera Compatible: The CH-4100 features a
composite video input and a white/brown wire lead attached to the harness for
connection of a rear view camera. This allows the unit's monitor to
automatically switch 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.
12 or 24 Hour Clock: You can set the unit to display a 12 or
24 hour clock.
Front Zone Standby: To conserve the LCD backlight lifespan or to
eliminate glare while night drive, press the Standby button to black-out the
unit's monitor. The monitor screen will be blacked out but all other operations
continue to operate.
Video Lockout: 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 unit's parking brake wire (yellow/blue) must be hardwired
into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake
must be engaged in a preset sequence.
Disc Compatibility: The CH-4100 is compatible with the following disc
types - DVD-R DL, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW. This unit also
supports MP3 and WMA encoded CD/DVD playback.
MP3/WMA Playback: The CH-4100 can play MP3/WMA 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, Joilet, or
Yellow Book Mode 1/2. The unit supports MP3 transfer bit rates of 40-320kbps and
WMA transfer bit rates of 40-192kbps. The recommended bit rate is 128kbps or
higher and sample frequency of 44.1 kHz or higher for MP3 files. The
recommended bit rate is 64kbps or higher and sample frequency of 44kHz or higher
for WMA files. Up to 1500 songs/files can be supported from a compatible disc.
Electronic Shock Protection: An internal buffer provides ESP
(Electronic Skip Protection) to virtually eliminate skipping for MP3 and WMA
Track Scan (CD-DA discs only): During CD-audio playback you
can play the first 5 seconds of each track.
DVD Touch-Screen Controls: While playing a DVD you can press
center portions of the unit's touch-screen panel to access hidden controls.
The Center Top portion of the screen display DVD track information, while the
Center Lower portion of the screen displays the full DVD transport controls at
the bottom of the screen. By touching the left top corner of the screen you can
access the unit's main menu, while touch the right top corner of the screen
accesses the unit's search menu. You can select previous and next chapters of
your disc by pressing the middle portion of the left and right portion of the
Direct Chapter or Track Selection: During DVD or CD
playback, you can use the numeric keypad on the remote control or on the
touch-screen display to access a chapter or track directly.
TV Shape: You can set the unit to display a 4:3 or 16:9 image during
View Mode: You can choose from the following view modes for the unit's
LCD monitor - Fill, Original, H-Fit, W-Fit, Fit-To-Screen, Pan-Scan, or Off.
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.
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.
External Device Controls
iPod Controls: The supplied iNPORT iPod cable allows you to
connect an iPod to this unit through the supplied iNPORT module's proprietary
iNPORT connector. Once an iPod is connected, you can control the iPod from the
head unit's touchscreen or remote control. If you have a photo iPod or
video iPod, you must use the iPod to control video and photo playback. During
music playback, the controls on the iPod are disabled. The unit will
automatically switch to iPod mode when an iPod is plugged into the iNPORT using
the supplied iNPORT iPod cable. Your iPod will charge when it's connected to the
Note: Photo and video file playback is only compatible with the
iPod video 5th generation. The iPod classic (80/120/160GB), iPod nano
(3rd/4th generation), iPod touch (1st/2nd generation), and iPhone/iPhone3G are not
compatible at this time with this unit.
XM Satellite Radio Ready: The OEM CH-4100 supports XM Radio
via the Terk XMD1000 Universal XM Satellite Radio tuner (209XMD1000, sold
separately). The CH-4100 also supports XM Radio via the optional CNP2000UC
XMdirect2 Tuner (sold separately) and the Jensen CNPJEN1 Connection Cable
(package # 700XMJEN1). In addition, you will need a subscription to XM Satellite Radio. XM
Satellite Radio programming offers 170 digital radio channels including 69
channels of commercial free music, plus news, sports, talk, comedy, and other
entertainment programming from coast to coast. XM also offers instant traffic
and weather alerts for 21 major US cities, as well as live sports broadcasts
from Major League Baseball, NHL, the PGA tour, Indy car racing and several major
college conferences. XM Satellite radio service is available only within the
continental United States. Service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii.
Note: You will need to select the Jensen CD3720XM or VM9312 from
the Audiovox XMdirect2 programming chart to program the XMdirect2 Tuner
(CNP2000UC) to work with this OEM DVD Multimedia Receiver.
Bluetooth Controls: The OEM CH-4100 features built-in
Bluetooth technology and supports the HFP Bluetooth profiles Bluetooth's Hands
Free Profile (HFP) allows you to operate your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone,
including Apple's iPhone through the CH-4100 without having to pick-up your
cell-phone. You can dial and answer phone calls using the CH-4100's touch-screen
controls or the supplied IR remote control. You can also select the CH-4100 to
automatically answering any incoming calls. Audio from the call can be heard
through vehicle's speakers while you carry on your side of the conversation
through the integrated microphone built into the right side of the CH-4100's
face panel. You can also transfer the phonebook of your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone wirelessly to the CH-4100, allowing you to view your phonebook on the
unit's built-in monitor and use it's touch-screen panel to select the number you
want to dial out. In addition, you can make a call from an on-screen list of
Dialed Calls, Received Calls and Missed Calls.
Navigation Ready: The optional OEM (Original Entertainment Media)
SNAV-1 Hide-Away Navigation Unit is designed to connect to the CH-4100. The
SNAV-1 Add-on navigation module features maps of US and Canada with over 11.4
million points of interest on an inserted 2GB SD. The SNAV-1's NavMate
Navigation software provides turn-by-turn visual and voice route guidance while
traveling to your destination. The software quickly calculates step-by-step
directions to any destination available on the included navigation map.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Multimedia Receiver: The following connections are found on
the rear chassis of the CH-4100
- 6-Channel Audio Preamp Outputs:
This unit has six audio preamp outputs on 6" pigtails attached to the rear
chassis: front left and right, center, rear (surround) left and right, and
- Aux Input: The
Aux Input consists of left and right RCA audio jacks and an RCA composite video
jack on 4" pigtails attached to the rear chassis, allowing you to connect
external A/V equipment to this head unit and to the iNPORT module.
- Multi-Zone A/V Output: Composite video and stereo RCA
outputs to connect unit to an external monitor for a second zone.
- Video Output: Composite video connector used to connect receiver
to an external monitor.
- Camera: Single RCA composite
video input used to connect a backup camera.
- iPod Bus Cable:
Proprietary Bus connection that connects to the attached cable of the
supplied iNPORT module which then connects to the supplied iPod dock cable.
- NAV Connector: Proprietary multi-pin input for
connection of optional OEM Navigation Unit (SNAV-1, sold separately).
- Antenna: Motorola antenna input for connection
of the supplied Dodge/Chrysler/Jeep antenna adapter.
- Parking Brake: The yellow/blue 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 parking brake wire senses that
the parking brake has been engaged in the vehicle).
- Reverse Lamp: The white/brown reverse wire is used to connect to
your reverse lead wire so that if you connect an optional rear-view camera,
the unit's display screen will switch to the back-up camera when the vehicle
is in reverse.
- Amp Remote: This blue/white amp remote wire is used to connect an
external aftermarket amplifier to the unit so your amplifier will turn-on
when this unit turns on.
iNPORT Module Connections: The iNPORT Module has the
- iNPORT Cable: Attached 56" iNPORT cable with
proprietary iNPORT Bus connector, left and right RCA connectors and a
composite video connector that plugs into the rear chassis of the CH-4100
- iPod: round 8-pin jack that connects to an optional
iPod using the optional iNPORT/iPod dock connector adapter cable
- A/V Connections: Left and Right RCA stereo audio jacks
and one Composite video RCA jack for the connection of external A/V
- 3.5mm Minijack: 3.5mm minijack port for connection of
your portable audio or MP3 player.