External Device Controls
Input and Output Notes
Overview: The JVC KW-NT1 double-DIN all-in-one navigation
unit gives precise navigation using high sensitivity WAAS GPS,
and 6.1-inch wide touchpanel display. The unit features map coverage of the
United States and Canada, Voice Guidance, Text-to-Speech, 6 million P.O.I,
Lane Guide, and Speed Limit Alert. The head unit features an integrated CD/DVD
player for audio and video playback in your vehicle. The JVC KW-NT1 even
features built-in Bluetooth for wireless communication. You can also enjoy audio from your iPod,
USB devices, and SD cards. In addition, this unit is compatible Satellite Radio tuners
(optional devices required).
2-DIN Chassis: The KW-NT1 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
Detachable Motorized 7" TFT LCD Touch Screen Monitor: The
KW-NT1 features a motorized 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touch screen monitor
with an adjustable viewing angle. The pixel resolution of the display is 1440
horizontal x 234 vertical (336,960 pixels total). The LCD serves as a video
monitor, system information display and touch-screen control panel. The unit has
a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no
panel to slide or fold-down. The screen is non-glare and smudge-resistant. You can detach the
touch screen LCD monitor and place it in its supplied soft face case to prevent
MOS-FET Amplifier: The JVC KW-NT1 features a MOS-FET
amplifier that is CEA-2006 compliant and rated at 20 watts RMS x 4 channels in
4-ohm and 1% THD+N with a signal to noise ratio of 80 dBA.
Amplifier Gain Control:
When you are using the KW-NT1 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.
7-Band Equalizer: Along with a flat preset, there are 8 preset
EQ curves and three user programmable fields; Hard Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Dance,
Country, Reggae, Classic, User 1, User 2, and User 3. The user presets can be
adjusted to your preference and stored in memory. For each User preset, you can
independently adjust the following frequencies: 60 Hz, 150 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz,
2.5 kHz, 6.3 kHz, and 15 kHz. The level of each frequency can be adjusted from
-10dB to +10dB in 2dB increments.
Adaptive Volume: When this function is activate, the KW-NT1 automatically
increase the volume level (both for Navigation and audio/video) as the car
speeds up. You can set this feature to Min, Mid, Max, 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.
AM/FM Tuner With Title Assignment: The KW-NT1 features a
built-in AM/FM tuner with three FM bands and one AM band. Each AM/FM band can
hold up to six station presets. You can store these presets manually or have the
radio store them automatically. If an FM stereo broadcast is hard to receive,
you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation. You can also switch the
tuner's IF filter to Wide or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.
Dimmer: When 12 volts is applied to the illumination lead
and the dimmer set to Auto, the display dims. 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.
Disc Compatibility: The JVC KW-NT1 supports the playback
of the following disc types: DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW
and Video CD.
MP3/WAV Playback: The KW-NT1 can play MP3 and WAV audio files
recorded on DVD-R, DVD-RW ,DVD+R,
DVD+RW, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The disc must be recorded in ISO 9660 Level
1/Level 2, Joliet, or Romeo. MP3 and WMA files with bit rates from 32-320 kbps
are supported along with IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4) and WMA/WAV
Tag for album and artist information. Each disc can have a maximum of 5000 files and 250 folders, with a
maximum of 999 files per folder.
playing a DVD or CD disc there are two fast-play speeds in both directions
(2x or 10x).
Repeat Play: The KW-NT1
features Repeat modes for DVD, CD, and MP3 playback. When playing
a DVD you can repeat the current chapter or title. When playing a CD you can
repeat a single track. When playing a MP3/WAV disc you can repeat track or
Random Play: The KW-NT1 features Random modes for CD and MP3 playback.
When playing a CD you can randomly play back all tracks on a disc. When playing
a MP3/WAV disc you can randomly play all tacks of a current folder or all tracks
on the disc.
Selectable Aspect Modes: You can choose from four aspect
modes for the in-dash display when viewing a still image or video:
- 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
- Auto: the correct aspect mode is automatically chosen
based on the incoming signal
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.
Built-In Navigation: The KW-NT1
features a built-in GPS Navigation system with maps of the United States
(including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, and Puerto Rico. Map data is stored on the unit's flash memory and
the connected GPS antenna helps to pinpoint your vehicle's current location.
Once a destination is set, the unit provides turn-by-turn voice and visual guidance through
your vehicle's speakers and the unit's display monitor.
GPS Antenna: The KW-NT1 features a GPS antenna with a magnetic base
designed to mount to the exterior of your vehicle. The GPS antenna comes
supplied with a self-adhesive pad in case you cannot find a metal
surface to attach the antenna directly to.
Visual/Voice Guidance: When you approach a turn, the KW-NT1 guides
you with voice guidance (Text-to-Speech) through your vehicle's front speakers
and visual indications on the KW-NT1's screen. The unit offers 3 voice
guidance languages including English, Spanish and French; with adjustable volume.
Lane Guidance: The KW-NT1 provides Lane Guidance to help you
along your route. The receiver uses the following color-codes to distinguish
what lane you should be in - Yellow (recommended lane), White (lane leading to
the destination), and Gray (not the lane for your destination).
Points of Interest:
The built-in map database has 6 million points of interest from infoUSA. They can be searched by
the following categories: Gas Station, Hotel, Parking, Restaurant, Shopping,
Travel, Recreation, Entertainment, Medical, Financial, Automotive, and
Community. Some of the categories are divided into sub-categories. The KW-NT1
can even alert you when you approach a selected POI category.
Street Director Assistant: With the Street Director Assistant feature,
you can search P.O.I. data on your PC's Google Maps, and easily add to the unit
via an SD card.
Note: Once the SD card is eject, the imported POI cannot be used.
Map Views: The map scrolls automatically so that your position is
always at the center of the map. You can select from
different map views:
- 2D Heading Up: The map
rotates so that you are always displayed heading "upwards." The direction is
displayed with a compass icon.
- 3D Map Heading Up: The map is
displayed in a "heading up" mode, and in a three-dimensional view. The
direction is displayed with a compass icon.
- 2D North Up: The map view is
oriented with north "upwards," like normal paper maps. The direction you are
heading to is displayed at the upper right corner of the screen with an icon
such as "NE."
Night Map Mode: Night Map
Mode dims the map display when driving at night. You can turn this feature
On/Off or set to Auto so the map display dims when you turn on your vehicle's
headlights (the unit's illumination control lead connect is required for Auto
Split-Screen: In this mode,
the unit's map display is split into two screens, and a magnified map of the
next turn is displayed in the left pane.
AV Map Mode: When you are
playing music and navigating at the same time, you can set the unit so the
screen automatically switches to the map when you approach a turn or only select
voice guidance sound (this will interrupt your music).
Destination Search: The JVC KW-NT1 offers the following
Destination Search functions:
- Home/Favorite Points: You can register one point as your home
address and 100 off your favorite points so you can easily navigate to them
from anywhere at any time.
- Address: You can search by address using the unit's on-screen
- Phone: You can search a destination by entering
its telephone number using the unit's on-screen keyboard.
- POI Name: The POI Name feature allows you to search for
points-of-interest by name from category listings or using the KW-NT1's
- POI Vicinity: The POI Vicinity feature search for POIs around the
following places - your current position, the position selected on the map,
the destination, or the route you are taking.
- Quick Search: You can also search POI's from three user
registered categories that you use most often such as gas stations,
restaurants and hotels.
- Previous: You can search from the history of previous
destinations and via points from the last 50 points.
- Coordinates: You can search by entering the latitude and
- Browse Map: You can select a point on the map for your
destination by touching the screen.
Routing Preferences: You can select how the unit will
calculate your route by adjusting the following settings:
- Route Priority: You can select the unit to either calculate the
fastest timed route or shortest distant route.
- Route Avoidance: You can select to use or avoid the following
types of roads - Freeway, Toll Road, and Ferry.
Via Points: After selecting your destination, you can select up to
four places (via points) to stop by along your route.
Detour: If you realize congestion exists along your route, you can
select the Detour function which allows you to select the distance to avoid
along your route so the KW-NT1 can route you around this congested area.
Auto Recalculate: The unit will automatically recalculate your route
if you veer off from the original calculated route.
Adjusting Vehicle Position: If you find your current position is
displayed incorrectly on the map, you can adjust your vehicle's
Speed Alert: The system sounds an alarm when you surpass the speed
limit of the current road by a set value. You can choose for the unit to alert
you when you are 3, 6, 10, 15, or 20 miles over the speed limit.
Simulate: You can simulate a desired rout to confirm what your trip
will look like.
External Device Controls
Built-in Bluetooth: The
JVC KW-NT1 features built-in Bluetooth which allows you to make and receive
cellular phone calls through your Bluetooth enabled phone. This unit is Bluetooth 1.2 certified
and supports the
following Bluetooth profiles: HFP (Hands-Free Profile) and OPP (Object Push
Profile). The JVC KW-NT1 supports Bluetooth hands-free operation of your
Bluetooth enabled cell-phone. The KW-NT1 comes with an
external microphone and uses your vehicle's speakers for cell-phone
communication. When you receive a call, "Receiving Call", name and phone
number appear on the head unit's touch screen monitor. You can answer
an incoming call using the multimedia head unit's touch screen monitor. You can
also set the receiver to automatically answer or
reject all incoming phone calls. If your cellular phone is equipped with the
call waiting function, you can put the current call on hold and answer the
waiting call. You can also dial calls from the head unit
by either entering a phone number from the unit's touch screen panel,
selecting a phonebook entry (up to 100 entries), or selecting from the call
history log of redial and received calls. You can register up to 5 Bluetooth devices to this
unit, however, only one unit of each type can be used at a time.
Note: The JVC KW-NT1 is not compatible
with all Bluetooth enabled phones or audio players. See JVC.com for complete
list of compatible phones and players.
USB Input: The JVC KW-NT1 features a front panel USB type-A
port.. This allows you to play USB mass storage and Media Transfer
Protocol devices such as a USB thumbdrive, Digital Audio Player or portable HDD
loaded with MP3 audio files. For the unit to recognize the USB medium, it must
be specified as a mass storage device formatted using FAT 12, FAT 16, or FAT 32.
The unit's USB port supports MP3 files with a bit rate of 32-320 kbps. The unit
can recognize a total of 5,000 files and 250 folders (a folder
may contain a maximum of 999 files). This unit will recognize a total of 25
characters for file/folder names. This unit cannot recognize a USB device whose
rating is other than 5V and exceeds 500 mA. A USB cap is supplied to place over
the USB input when it's not in use.
iPod/iPhone Compatible: The optional JVC KS-U29 USB Audio And
Video Cable For iPod (105KSU29, sold separately) allows you to playback and control
audio/video from your iPod on this JVC multimedia head unit. This cable also allows
you to view iPod Artwork. You can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song,
Podcast and Genre. You can also select Repeat (One/All) and Random (Song/Album)
modes. The KS-U29 cable will also charge your iPod or iPhone when connected to
the JVC head unit and is powered on. The cable features a proprietary Apple iPod
dock connector on one end and a male 3.5mm AV connector on the other end along,
with a USB type-A connector. The JVC KW-NT1 is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod model features, using the optional
KS-U30 cable (as of Dec. 2009):
Model ||Media Type || Control ||Display ||Charge |
|Audio ||Video ||Unit ||iPod ||Song/Artist ||Track |
|dock-connector (3 gen) ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
(4 gen) ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|mini (1/2 gen) ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
|video (5 gen) ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|classic (80/120/160 GB) ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|nano ||1 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|2 gen ||Y ||N ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3 gen ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|4 gen ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|5 gen ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|iPod touch ||1 gen ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|2 gen ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3 gen ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|iPhone ||2G ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3G ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
|3GS ||Y ||Y ||Y ||N ||Y ||Y ||Y |
Note: You can also connect your iPod's USB/Docking cable to
the unit's USB port for audio only playback from your iPod. *Apple
firmware updates may change functionality results.
SD Card Slot: The KW-NT1 features an SD-card
slot, on the back-side of motorized touch-panel LCD monitor display, which will accept
SD-cards up to 2GB (LCD panel must be detached to access SD-card slot). This unit
can play MP3 audio files stored
on an SD-card. You can control basic functions such as Play, Pause, Fast
Forward, Rewind and Track Skip. You can also select advance functions such as
Track Repeat, Folder Repeat, Folder Random and Random All. All tracks on the
SD-card will be played repeatedly until you change the source. This unit
supports data transfer rates up to 10Mbps and can recognize up to 5,000 files
and 250 folders with a maximum of 999 files per folder. This unit will recognize
a total of 25 characters for file/folder names. The SD-card slot can also be
used for POI and mapping updates.
Satellite Radio Ready: There are several options for connecting
an optional XM or SIRIUS Satellite Radio receiver to this receiver:
- XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM
Satellite Radio, you can connect the optional CNP2000UC
XM Mini Tuner and the JVC CNP-JVC1 adapter cable (package
item number 700XMJVC1).
- SIRIUS: The JVC KW-NT1 is compatible
with the SiriusConnect Universal Tuner and Plug & Play
- SiriusConnect Tuner: Connect
the optional SC-C1 SiriusConnect vehicle tuner
(item number 607SCC1) and the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS
adapter (item number 105KSRA100).
- SiriusConnect Dock: Select
dock-and-play and portable SIRIUS radios can be
controlled using the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS adapter
(item number 105KSRA100) and the SC-VDOC1 dock
(item number 607SCVDOC1).
- Auxiliary Input: A portable satellite
radio receiver, such as the XM Delphi SkyFi3 or SIRIUS
Sportster, can be connected to the head unit via the front
panel auxiliary input.
Note: A subscription is also required to
receive satellite radio programming from SIRIUS or XM.
Input and Output Notes
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent displaying video
while the vehicle is in motion, the green wire in the supplied 16-pin harness
must be connected to the 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.
Video Output: The Video Output (RCA composite video jack)
allows you to connect an optional 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
- 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: select this 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
Audio/Video Input: The
head unit features a front and rear panel audio/video input. The unit's front
audio/video input consists of a 3.5mm AV jack, while 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 inputs can be set
to one of the following modes:
- Audio + Video: choose when connecting an A/V component
- Audio: choose when connecting an audio component
- Off: select when no component is connected
Camera In: The Camera input consists of a composite video
connector which allows you to connect an optional rear-view camera (sold
separately). The unit features a reverse gear signal wire (purple), that when hooked up
will switch the KW-NT1's display to the rear-view camera input.
Digital Out: You can enjoy 5.1-channel sound, including
Dolby Digital and DTS, when you connect this unit's optical digital output to an
external surround sound digital processor. You can select the signal format
emitted through the Digital Optical Out.
- PCM: select this when connecting an amplifier or a
decoder incompatible with Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG Audio or when
connecting to a recording device
- Dolby D: select this when connecting an amplifier or a
decoder compatible with Dolby Digital
- Stream: select this when connecting an amplifier or a
decoder compatible with Dolby Digital, DTS, or MPEG Audio
2.5V Preamp Outputs: The KW-NT1 features five 2.5V preamp
outputs (Stereo Front, Stereo Rear, Mono Subwoofer). The Front and Rear set of
preamp outputs fade in and out with the fader control and speaker level outputs
on the stereo, while the Subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The JVC
multimedia head unit provides the following preamp level controls:
- Subwoofer Level: adjusts the subwoofer output level
from -6 to +8
- High Pass Filter: select Through (when subwoofer is not
connected) or On (when subwoofer is connected)
- Crossover: adjusts crossover frequency between the
front/rear speakers and the subwoofer; select from 80Hz, 120Hz, or 150Hz
GPS Antenna Port: The unit features a GPS antenna port on its rear
chassis which allows you to connect the supplied GPS antenna.
OEM Steering Wheel Remote Input: The KW-NT1 has a
steering remote control jack on the preamp output/video harness. When used with
the optional SWI-JACK interface (item number 127SWIJACK), you can retain the use
of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the
factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-JACK 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 "Outfit My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.