6.1" TFT LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The KW-AV50 features a
6.1" 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.
Detachable LCD Monitor: You can detach the touchscreen LCD monitor and
place it in its supplied soft face case to prevent theft.
Hard-Key Controls: In
addition to the head unit's touchscreen monitor, the KW-AV50 features hard-key
controls along the left edge of the screen. The unit includes a 3-way rotary
dial for Volume (up/down) control and push-button controls for Power/Source
Display Design: You can
change the color of background, text, touchscreen buttons, and hard-key
buttons. The color of the background, text, and buttons can be changed
independently from one another.
- Background: The unit's
background color can be changed to one of eight preset colors - blue, light
blue, red, green, yellow, orange, violet, or white. You can also create a
custom color using a combination (0-31) of red, green, and blue.
- Text: The unit's
onscreen text can be changed to one of seven preset colors - blue, red,
green, yellow, orange, violet, or white. You can also create a custom color
using a combination (0-31) of red, green, and blue.
- Buttons: The unit's
touchscreen and hard-key button color can be changed to one of eight preset
colors - blue, light blue, red, green, yellow, orange, violet, or white. You
can also choose to have the unit constantly scroll through all eight preset
color. In addition, you can create a custom color using a combination (0-31)
of red, green, and blue.
Note: You can save
separate color settings for Daytime and Nighttime driving.
Custom Background Image:
While playing a video or JPEG file, you can capture an image and use the
captured image as your background. When using a JPEG file as the background,
make sure that the resolution is 800 x 600 pixels. The color of the captured
image may look different from that of the actual scene.
Note: You cannot
capture copyrighted content and images from the iPod/iPhone.
Display Adjustment: You can adjust the brightness and
black level of the unit's onscreen display. You can also adjust the contrast,
color, tint, and detail level during video playback. The adjustment level for
each setting is -15 to +15.
Selectable Aspect Modes: You can choose from four aspect
modes for the in-dash display:
- Regular: For 4:3 source material, 4:3 and 16:9 pictures
display with black bars on either side (16:9 images are compressed).
- Full: Expands 4:3 pictures horizontally to fill the
entire width of the screen, distorting the picture slightly but retaining
full image height.
- Panorama: For viewing 4:3 pictures naturally on the
unit's wide-screen display.
- Auto: The correct aspect mode is automatically chosen
based on the incoming signal.
Adjustable 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). The unit also features 3
dimmer levels to choose from - Bright, Middle, or Dark.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the displaying of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the parking brake wire (light green) attached to
the rear-chassis must be connected to your vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. While the vehicle is in motion (parking brake
off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.
Multi-Language Menu: There are
ten options for the menu language; English, Spanish, French, German,
Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, and Russian.
2-DIN Chassis: The JVC KW-AV50 has a 2-DIN chassis (also
known as Double DIN), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash
opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted
using the supplied mounting sleeve. As always, please consult the
Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
Disc Compatibility: The JVC
KW-AV50 supports the playback of the following disc types: DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW,
DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, and Video CD.
MP3/WMA Playback: The KW-AV50 can play MP3
(bitrate: 32-320 kbps), WMA (bitrate: 32-320 kbps), WAV (sampling freq: 44.1kHz)
audio files recorded onto DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs. MP3/WMA/WAV
files must be formatted in ISO 9660 level or level 2, Romeo, or Joliet. The head unit can recognize
a total of 5,000 files and 250 folders (a maximum of 999 files per folder). This
unit will recognize a total of 25 characters for file/folder names. The
KW-AV50 can display ID3 Tags (ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4) for MP3 files, as well
as WAV/WMA Tag information.
MPEG/JPEG Playback: The JVC KW-AV50 supports playback of JPEG
still-image files (resolution: 32x32 - 8192x7680) and MPEG1/2 video files (maximum bit-rate: 4Mbps)
recorded onto DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs.
DivX Certified: The KW-AV50 is DivX Certified to play DivX video
files, including premium content.
Disc Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops
(without ejecting the disc). Next time you select CD for the playback source,
the disc will start from where it has been stopped previously.
Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with
the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will
automatically power up and begin playback.
Disc Protection: 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.
Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit
within 30-degrees of horizontal.
USB Port: The JVC KW-AV50 features a rear-panel USB port
on a 38" pigtail. This allows playback of MP3 (bitrate: 32-320 kbps), WMA
(bitrate: 32-320 kbps), WAV (sampling freq: 44.1 kHz) audio files; JPEG
(resolution: 32x32 - 8192x7680)
still image files; and MPEG1/2 (maximum bitrate: 4 Mbps) video files stored on a USB mass storage
device. For the unit to
recognize the USB medium, it must be specified as a mass storage device
formatted using FAT 12/16/32. The head unit can recognize a total of 5,000 files
and 250 folders (a maximum of 999 files per folder). This unit will recognize a
total of 50 characters for file/folder names. The KW-AV50 can display ID3 Tags
(ver. 1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4) for MP3 files, as well as WAV/WMA Tag information.
USB portable audio players that can be charged via USB will be charged when
plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port (5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition
switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: This unit cannot recognize a USB device whose
rating is other than 5V and exceeds 1A. You cannot connect a computer or portable HDD to the USB
port of this unit.
iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The optional JVC KS-U30 USB A/V
Cable For iPod/iPhone (105KSU30, sold separately) allows you to playback and control
audio/video from your iPod or iPhone on this JVC multimedia head unit. The cable
features a proprietary Apple iPod dock connector on one end and a male composite
video and male stereo audio RCA connectors on other end along with a USB type-A
connector. The cable plugs into the unit's rear-panel AV input and USB port. To
playback video, the KW-AV50's rear-panel Video Input must be set to "iPod" in
the unit's menu. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park. You can also connect your iPod's USB/Docking cable to the
unit's USB port for audio only playback from your iPod/iPhone. The
head unit's rear-panel Audio Input must be set to "AV-IN", not "iPod".
Note: If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or
iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to
connect to the head unit. These Apple devices only support audio playback
(no video output).
iPod/iPhone DAC Bypass: Because the JVC KW-AV50 uses its
USB connection for audio & control transfer, your iPod/iPhone's stored music is
loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality is maximized through the
head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to
95dB. You can also choose to transfer the audio from your
iPod/iPhone to the JVC KW-AV50 via an analog connection using the KS-U30
USB A/V Cable's stereo RCA connector. This allows you to listen to DRM
protected audio files. The head unit's rear-panel Audio Input must be set to
iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control your
iPod/iPhone from the JVC head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's touchscreen or clickwheel. The
KW-AV50 offers 3 control modes - Head Unit, iPod, and External.
- Head Unit: From the head unit's front-panel
controls you can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album,
Song, Podcast, Genre, Composer, and Audiobook. You can search video by Playlist,
Movies, Music Videos, TV Shows, and Video Podcasts. Once a Playlist or
Category is selected, the content is listed in alphabetical order. The KW-AV50 also supports Repeat
(file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone.
- iPod: You can choose to navigate your iPod or iPhone's
stored music and videos from its clickwheel or touchscreen, like you are
accustomed to during normal usage.
- External (App Mode): External Mode lets you enjoy
audio/video content from downloaded Apps (such as
Netflix, or YouTube,
etc..) streamed to your Apple iPhone, on the KW-AV50 (using the JVC KSU-30 cable;
sold separately). Audio content can be enjoyed from any iPhone. Video can
only be output from the iPhone 4/4S. This mode offers no control of your iPhone.
You will continue to use your iPhone's touchscreen to navigate your Apps. The
External Mode's video function can only be accessed when the vehicle is in
park and the hand-brake is fully engaged.
to your iPhone's downloaded application will depend on the availability of a
cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect
to the Internet.
MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation Ready: The
Motion X GPS Drive App is available from iTunes for your iPhone for
only $0.99. There is a $2.99 per month
subscription fee (or $19.99 per year) for the Voice Guidance feature.
MotionX-GPS Drive turns
your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0 or later) and the JVC KW-AV50 into a personal
navigation device for your vehicle. Providing full navigation features and song
playback control from your iPhone 4/4S, MotioX-GPS Drive also displays its map
data on the connected JVC multimedia receiver's widescreen monitor (via the JVC
KSU-30 cable, sold separately). Your iPhone 4/4S displays a choice of
MotionX-GPS Driver's feature/menu screens as a secondary display (for
passenger), while continuing to show the map on the JVC receiver. It even works
simultaneously with iPhone 4/4S song playback by muting or pausing music, then
restoring your volume during voice guidance through your car speakers. The
MotionX-GPS Drive Navigation application covers the United States & Canada.
iPod/iPhone Display: The KW-AV50 will display your iPod/iPhone's
music file information of your stored music, regardless of control mode. The head unit will display
Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, Album label, and
Album Art. Your iPod/iPhone's downloaded apps will not display on the
unit's LCD monitor.
iPod/iPhone Charging: While connected and the ignition
switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge
your iPod/iPhone. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The JVC KW-AV50 is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 10/16/2012):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Motion X GPS Drive App || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || App Mode ||
Album Art || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 6th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Audio only || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
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.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KW-AV50 utilizes a 24-bit
digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The KW-AV50 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
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the KW-AV50
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 KW-AV50 are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total
Amplifier Gain Control:
When you are using the KW-AV50 with factory speakers (or those rated to less
than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power
being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to low, the
volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 30 (maximum). When using speakers
rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to high, and
the volume control will range from 0 to 50. The internal amp can also be turned
off when all the speakers are powered by outboard amplifiers.
5ch/4V Preamp Outputs: The KW-AV50 is equipped with
5ch/4.0V preamp outputs (Front, Rear, Subwoofer). The front and rear preamp
outputs allow fader control, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.
Subwoofer Control: You can adjust the KW-AV50's subwoofer
level (-50 to +10) independently from the head unit's main volume control for
added bass volume.
Built-in Crossovers: The JVC KW-AV50 features a built-in
high-pass filter for the unit's front & rear speakers, and a low-pass filter for
the unit's subwoofer output.
- High-Pass Filter: You can activate a variable high-pass
filter (40, 60, 80, 100, 120, 150, 180, 220 Hz or Through) for the unit's
front & rear channels (speaker- or preamp-level), so low frequency signals
are cut off from your system's front & rear speakers. The front & rear
channel's high-pass filters can be set independently of one another.
- Low-Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer preamp output
features a low-pass filter. In order to prevent high-frequencies from being
sent to your system's subwoofers, you can set the cutoff frequency of the
low-pass filter to 50, 60, 80, 100, 120 Hz or Through.
Speaker Select: You can
select which type & size of speaker you have connected to the head unit. Choose
from Standard (OEM/Factory), Narrow (4"/5"), Middle (6"/5x7"/6x8"), Wide (6x9").
Pro EQ: The KW-AV50 is equipped with JVC's Pro EQ. The
integrated equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal
Boost, Bass Boost, Vibrant, and User) suitable for the music genre of your
choice. The User mode allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band
parametric EQ (Frequency, Level, and Q-Factor).
| Tone |
| Frequency || Level || Q |
| Bass ||60, 80, 100, 150 Hz ||+/- 10 dB (-5 to +5) ||1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0 |
| Midrange || 0.5,
1.0, 1.5, 2.0 kHz || +/- 10
dB (-5 to +5) || 1.0,
| Treble ||10.0, 12.5, 15.0, 17.5
khz ||+/- 10 dB (-5 to +5) ||Fixed |
Note: The audio
adjustments are memorized for each source until you adjust the sound
Loud (Loudness): This feature boosts low and high
frequencies to produce a well-balanced sound at a low volume level. You can set
the Loudness to On or Off.
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 Auto or On.
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.
Key-Touch Tone: The in-dash head unit provides an audible
beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
AM/FM Tuner: The JVC KW-AV50 features a built-in
AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning.
RDS: The Radio Data System (RDS) feature displays radio
broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when listening to
compatible AM/FM stations,
Preset Tuning: You can store a total of 18 FM stations
presets and 6 AM station presets. The radio allows you to set your AM/FM
stations manually or automatically.
IF Filter: You can also switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide
or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.
Local: You can select this function to only tune in stations with
sufficient signal strength.
Mono Mode: You can activate the monaural mode to improve FM reception,
when a station is week. The stereo effect will be lost.
US/European Tuning: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner
between US standard and European tuning spacing.
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for
connecting an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this head unit.
- SIRIUS: The JVC KW-AV50 is compatible with the
SiriusConnect Universal Tuner and Plug & Play Dock.
- SiriusConnect Tuner: Connect the optional SC-C1
SiriusConnect vehicle tuner (item number 607SCC1) and the JVC KS-SRA100
SIRIUS adapter (item number 105KSRA100) - package #
700SIRJVC1, sold separately.
- SiriusConnect Dock: Select dock-and-play and
portable SIRIUS radios can be controlled using the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS
adapter (item number
105KSRA100, sold separately) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item number
607SCVDOC1, sold separately).
- XM: A portable XM Satellite Radio receiver can be
connected to the head unit via the front-panel auxiliary input or a JVC
auxiliary input adapter, such as the KS-U57 or KS-U58 (sold separately).
Note: A subscription is also required to receive satellite
radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
Video Output: The rear-panel Video Output consists of a composite
video jack that allows you to connect an optional external monitor. You can
watch the same audio/video source that is being played on the DVD receiver on
your connected external monitor. You can choose
one of the following monitor types for the output to the external monitor(s):
- 16:9: Select this when the
aspect ratio of your monitor is 16:9.
- 4:3 Letter Box: Select
this when the aspect ratio of your monitor is 4:3, when viewing a
widescreen picture black bars appear on the top and bottom of the screen.
- 4:3 Pan Scan:
when the aspect ratio of your monitor is 4:3, when viewing a widescreen
picture, the black bars do not appear; however, the left and right edges of
the picture will not be shown on screen.
Front-Panel A/V Input: The JVC KW-AV50 is equipped with a
front-panel 3.5mm A/V input for connecting an external audio/video source, such
as a portable digital audio player.
Audio/Video Input: The rear-panel audio/video input consists of left and right RCA audio jacks and an RCA
composite video jack, allowing you to connect external equipment to this head unit.
The audio/video input can be set to one of the following modes:
- AV IN: Choose when connecting an A/V component like a
- iPod Video: Select when connecting your iPod using the optional
USB/Video cable (105KSU30, sold separately).
- BT: Select when connecting the optional JVC Bluetooth adapter
(KS-BTA100, sold separately).
Note: You cannot connect both the KS-BTA100 Bluetooth
adapter & the KS-U30 iPod adapter, since they share the same AV input.
Camera In: The rear-panel Camera
input consists of a composite video connector which allows you to connect an
optional rear-view camera (105KVCM10, sold separately). The unit features a reverse gear
signal wire, that when connected to your vehicle's reverse light circuit, will
automatically switch the KW-AV50's display to the
rear-view camera input. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.5
Note: Audio from your music source will continue
playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (257KSU58)
or the P.I.E. Auxiliary Input Adapter for JVC (469JVCJRCA),
both sold separately, may be used to provide an additional auxiliary
audio input on this unit.
This feature allows you to connect a portable audio player, such as a portable
MP3 player, to this unit as an additional audio source. The adapter connects to
the J-port on this unit.
Optional Bluetooth: The unit's rear-panel AV input can also
be used to connect JVC's KS-BTA100 Bluetooth Adapter (105KSBTA10,
sold separately). The KW-AV50 requires a male stereo RCA-to-female 3.5mm
converter cable (sold separately) to connect the KS-BTA100 Bluetooth
adapter. The head unit's AV input must also be set to "Bluetooth" in the
menu. The KS-BTA100 gives you hands-free communication from your
compatible Bluetooth mobile phone and wireless streaming audio from a Bluetooth
enabled digital audio player. The optional JVC Bluetooth Adapter includes a
super-sensitive microphone, an Answer/End button, and playback controls. The
KW-AV50 can be set to automatically mute any music audio to your vehicle's
speakers so you can listen to your telephone call using your car speakers.
Note: Not all Bluetooth devices will be compatible.
JVC Mobile Entertainment Bluetooth Support Page for a complete list of
compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.
Optional Wireless Remote: The JVC KW-AV50 is wireless remote
controller ready and supports the JVC RM-RK252P IR wireless remote control (sold
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). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.