Disc & USB Playback
6.1" TFT LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The KW-V20BT 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.
- Gesture Control: Gesture Control lets you operate certain
functions of the KW-V20BT by making specific gesture commands on the unit's
touchscreen. You can adjust the volume of the multimedia receiver by making a
circular motion with your finger on the unit's touchscreen. You'll also be able
to navigate your music by simply swiping the touchscreen left/right or
- Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the head unit's
touchscreen monitor, the KW-V20BT 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, Menu, Display, and
Note: There are ten options for the menu language including
English, French, Spanish, and seven others.
Variable Color Illumination: 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.
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. You cannot
capture copyrighted content and images from the iPod/iPhone.
- 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.
Aspect Ratio & Picture 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. You can also 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).
Clock Display: The DVD receiver offers a 12-hour clock which
is visible from any source or menu screen. With your vehicle's key in the
accessory or start position, the head unit will continue to display the LCD
background image, clock, and button illumination during "AV Off" mode. Pressing
and holding the source button turns the unit off completely.
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (attached to rear-chassis)
must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot
view video unless your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you attempt to
view video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will
simply display "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion (parking brake
off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu screens/settings, source
information, metadata, and album artwork.
2-DIN Chassis: The JVC KW-V20BT 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. There is no mounting sleeve
included for a Euro- or Custom-mount installation. As always, please consult
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Bluetooth Technology: The JVC KW-V20BT is equipped with
built-in Bluetooth (2.1+EDR) 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
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile),
OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile), PBAB 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the JVC KW-V20BT. See
JVC's Bluetooth compatibility chart for a complete list of compatible
Bluetooth enabled devices.
SPP (Secure Simple Pairing): With Secure Simple Pairing
(SSP), you can easily pair a Bluetooth enabled phone to the JVC KW-V20BT
without having to enter pin codes or go through complicated settings. When a
registered Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto
connection function automatically pairs the two units. You can register up to
five Bluetooth-enabled devices with the JVC head unit (only one paired phone can
be used at a time).
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports
Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The
touchscreen controls of the KW-V20BT can be used to dial a number, answer an
in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone
(featuring adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation
while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers (All or Front
only). During a conversation, you can switch between the Private Mode (talking
directly on your cell phone) and the Hands Free Mode.
- Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone
will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone
number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's
touchscreen, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the incoming
call immediately in 5 seconds. The KW-V20BT also supports the Call Waiting
function, so you can answer another incoming call while suspending the
current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also support this
- Dialing a Number: Using the KW-V20BT, you can dial a
phone number in one of the following ways:
- Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly
dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up
to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed
from the head unit's touchscreen.
- Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded
phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the
KW-V20BT. Up to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell
phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up
to 50 characters long. You can search the phone book alphabetically
- Call History: The Call History is a list of calls
that have originated from and were received by this unit that you can
dial. You can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls (up to 50
- Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice
recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into
the included microphone.
Note: This unit allows you to answer a call or dial out
using any option without engaging the parking brake.
External Microphone: The JVC KW-V20BT includes an external
microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and voice command
dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio quality versus an
integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy traffic and road
noise. You can adjust the volume level and noise cancellation of the microphone
without affecting the other sources. The external microphone features an
attached 10' cable terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into
the mic input on the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an
integrated mounting bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or
taped to your dash. The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.505"
SMS: If your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone is compatible
with SMS (Short Message Service), the JVC head unit will notify you when a
message has been received. You must then use your phone to check the message.
You cannot read, edit, or send a message through this unit.
Wireless Audio Streaming (w/ Metadata Display): The JVC
KW-V20BT also supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a
Bluetooth enabled audio player or smartphone. The KW-V20BT will be able to
control basic playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such
as Play/Pause, Skip Next/Previous, Fast Forward/Rewind and Random/Repeat. The
head unit will also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist
name and Song/Album title. The KW-V20BT also supports audio streaming of music
apps downloaded on your smartphone with metadata display and limited control.
Advanced music control of your music apps will still need be done via your
Bluetooth-enabled smartphone. 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.
Siri Eyes Free Control: When paired and connected
with an iPhone 4S with Siri via Bluetooth (not USB), the JVC KW-V20BT has the ability
to access Siri through its touchscreen and external microphone. Simply press the
touchscreen "voice command" icon on the Bluetooth Phone screen to engage Siri
and use the included microphone to communicate with Siri. Siri's voice will
heard through your vehicle's speakers. All Siri functions including hands-free
calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation,
and more can be done through the KW-V20BT and its microphone. The head unit's
LCD touchscreen will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio
information (all other functions of Siri are only audible through the JVC
KW-V20BT; visual data will still need to be viewed from your iPhone device).
Note: You can ask Siri to get directions to a destination
and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's
speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your iPhone with Siri. The
head unit's audio is attenuated while Siri provides audible directions.
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: 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
JVC KW-V20BT supports playback of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW,
DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW, and VCD discs. The unit supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2 and
DiVX video files recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports
playback of MP3/WMA/WAV music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW
USB Port: The JVC KW-V20BT features a rear-panel USB type-A
port (attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 38" cable) for connection and
control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select
Android smartphones (Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable digital audio players,
or USB thumbdrives. The USB port
enables playback of MP3, WMA, WAV audio files; as well as JPEG still-picture
files stored on a compatible USB memory device. The KW-V20BT also supports video
playback of MPEG1/MPEG2 video files from a connected portable USB MSC device.
USB portable audio devices 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.
File Compatibility: The JVC KW-V20BT 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
or DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) || USB |
| File System ||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet,
Romeo ||FAT 12/16/32 |
| Playable File Types || Audio || MP3: bit rate of 32-320kbps
w/ sampling rates of 16-48kHz |
WMA: bit rate of 32-320kbps
w/ sampling rates of 22.05-48kHz
WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
| Video || MPEG-1: 352x240 to 720x480
or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps) |
MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480
or 352x280 to 720x576 (4.0Mbps)
DivX (disc only): .divx, .div, or .avi (4.0Mbps)
| Photo || JPEG: 32x32 to 8192x7680
| Maximum # of
Folders/Files ||250 folders/5,000
files (999 files per folder) |
| Tags ||MP3 ID3-tags (ver.
1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, and WAV-tags |
Playback Screen: During DVD playback, you can control
certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has
4 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current
chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing
the top center of the screen activates the picture adjustments, while pressing
the bottom center activates the playback controls.
Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops
(without ejecting the disc or USB device). Next time you select CD or USB for the playback source,
the disc will start from where it has been stopped previously.
Off Eject + Disc Reload: A disc can be ejected even the unit
is turned off, as long as your vehicle's key is in the start or accessory
position. 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.
iPod Audio/Video Playback: The JVC KW-V20BT supports direct
connection of your 30-pin or Lightning-connector iPod/iPhone through its
rear-panel USB port and 3.5mm input. The KW-V20BT supports playback of stored
music and videos, as well as music and video apps on select Apple iPod/iPhone
models. Video can only be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
- 30-Pin Dock Connector: If you own an older iPod/iPhone
with the 30-pin dock connector, you can enjoy audio and video files on your
Apple device through the JVC KW-V20BT. Using JVC's KS-U59 iPod video cable (sold separately), you can enjoy audio playback of your stored music and
music apps on your iPod/iPhone; plus video playback of your stored movies
and video apps on your iPod/iPhone through the JVC KW-V20BT. If you only
desire audio playback, you can use the dock connector-to-USB cable that
comes with your Apple device to connect your iPod/iPhone to the KW-V20BT.
- Lightning Connector: 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 JVC KW-V20BT
for audio playback only. You'll be able to listen to stored music and music
apps on your Lightning-connector Apple device through the JVC DVD receiver. Video playback is not supported.
Note: The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to "iPod"
in order to playback audio/video from your connected iPod/iPhone, using the
JVC KS-U59 iPod video cable. The unit's rear-panel AV input must be set to
"AV-IN" in order to use the cable that came with your Apple device for audio
iPod Control w/ Metadata + Charging: The JVC KW-V20BT offers
head unit control, song/artist information display, and battery charging for
your connected Apple device.
- iPod/iPhone Control: You can control your connected
iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen. From the head unit's touchscreen 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-V20BT also supports Repeat
(file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone.
Newer iPod/iPhones with iOS 6.0+ allow you to continue to access your Apple
device's touchscreen so you can navigate your stored music and music apps
from the mobile device; older iPod/iPhone devices will be locked during
- Song/Artist Info + Album Art: The KW-V20BT will display your iPod/iPhone's
music file information of your stored music. The head unit will indicate
Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song/Album title, and
Album Art. The unit will also display metadata information from Pandora and App
Link Mode apps. Other applications will simply display the message "Do you
want to exit app and switch to iPod Source"; tapping the "Yes" butt will
take you back to your iPod/iPhone's stored music, while pressing the "No"
button turns unit off.
- 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 (not the iPad). If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
App Link Mode: App Link Mode
offers audio playback and video display of useful driving,
utility, and music apps from your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 5.0 or later) on the JVC KW-V20BT, using the JVC KS-U59
cable (sold separately). Simply download the
JVC Mobile Plugged-In App from iTunes onto your iPhone 4/4S and the app will
function as a central launcher of controllable partner applications. You can even continue to listen to another source while the unit displays a driving or utility app. App Link mode is not compatible with the iPhone 5
or later. Available apps included (as of
Link Apps || |
| Navigation ||
MotionX-GPS Drive ||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 is required for
the Voice Guidance feature. MotionX-GPS Drive turns your iPhone 4/4S
(iOS 4.0 or later) and the JVC KW-V20BT into a personal navigation
device for your vehicle. Providing full navigation features and song
playback control from your iPhone 4/4S, MotionX-GPS Drive also
displays its map data on the connected JVC multimedia receiver's
widescreen monitor. 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.
INRIX Traffic ||INRIX is a leading
provider of highly accurate traffic services. INRIX's strategic
partnership with Clear Channel Radio and Total Traffic Network
extends the delivery of the highest quality data and broadest
coverage available for personal navigation. The INRIX Traffic app
for iPhone provides real-time traffic information and traffic
forecasts for all major highways, interstates, arterials and city
streets nationwide. Traffic information will be displayed on the JVC
KW-V20BT, while control is still handled from the iPhone. INRIX
Traffic offers the following benefits - (1) Avoid delays with
real-time traffic info from the world's largest traffic network (2)
View traffic incidents on your route such as accidents, police,
constructions, and other events (3) Know your best time to leave
based on predicted traffic conditions (4)Compare your current
traffic conditions from what is normal. |
Sygic ||Sygic is a voice guided GPS
navigation app (fees may apply). It's packed with latest maps and a
robust set of navigation features. Both app and maps are updated for
free. Maps are stored on the phone for offline use. All the things
that can be operated from iPhone can also be operated also from the
DVD receiver except text input. POI search, Traffic display, Zoom,
Map scroll, Voice guidance and more can be controlled on JVC DVD
Waze ||Waze is the world's
fastest-growing community-based traffic and navigation app. Join
other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road
info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute. Map
Scroll, Zoom, Traffic display, Voice guidance and more can be
controlled from the JVC DVD receiver. |
POI-Warner ||POI-Warner PRO ($5.99) is
equipped with a database of traffic enforcement cameras in 19
European countries. Displays a map with speed camera information on
connected DVD receiver as secondary display. You can simply control
app while still listening to music in the background. |
Local Scope ||Local Scope (free app) allows
you to find places, people, and information around your current
position using geo-tagged data from multiple local search engines,
social networks, media sharing services, and other apps. Explore
information, photos and videos aggregated from diverse services or
get information about places. |
| ||Local Scope (free app) allows
you to find places, people, and information around your current
position using geo-tagged data from multiple local search engines,
social networks, media sharing services, and other apps. Explore
information, photos and videos aggregated from diverse services or
get information about places. |
Cobra iRadar ||Cobra iRadar (free app) is
the world's first and largest community-based radar/laser/camera
detection system. Now you can share and receive alerts in real time
from other iRadar users. With access to live radar/laser detection,
user reports, automatic alert reporting, and Cobra's AURA speed and
red light camera database, iRadar users are the smartest and most
aware drivers on the road. |
| Driver Assistance ||
DriveMate Rec Mini ||DriveMate Rec mini ($.99) is
an application that turn your iPhone into a drive recorder. It
automatically records video in incidents such as traffic accidents.
You can record a video clip of up to 10 seconds before and after an
event. Either a impact such as heaving braking, abrupt handling ,or
collision is automatically sensed and recorded. Recorded video can
be exported to the camer aroll or YouTube. |
DriveMate Rec || DriveMate Rec ($1.99) is an iPhone app that records video
while you drive and tracks the route driven. It includes three
functions. (1) Automatically records video in incidents such as
traffic accidents (2) Records scenery while driving (3) Record
tracks while driving, so you can compare track with other routes you
have driven. |
DriveMate OnboardCam ||DriveMate OnboardCam
($.99) is an application to record movies and tracks during the
driving. Now you can record scenery while driving. |
DriveMate Time Trial ||DriveMate TimeTrial ($.99)
is an application to record tracks for driving. The recorded tracks
can be compared with other tracks or the real driving. Save, play
back, and compare tracks of routes driven. |
DriveMate SafetyCam ||
DriveMate SafetyCam ($.99) is an iPhone app designed to support safe
and eco-friendly driving. Provides an approach warning to the car
ahead, departure notification of the car ahead, and an overall
driving safety evaluation. |
DashCommand ||Utilizing the built-in GPS &
accelerometer sensors of the iPhone 4/4S, the DashCommand
app ($49.99) displays advanced vehicle and driving statistics. When
connected to a compatible vehicle's OBD-II data port (optional OBD-II
interface sold separately from
Palmer Performance Engineering), advanced data monitoring,
logging and analysis are enabled. Users can create and display up to
27 virtual dashboards with many styles including digital gauges,
analog gauges, indicator lights, and more, which can all be accessed
on the head unit's touchscreen. Compatible with more than 13 OBD-II
compliant interfaces, the app can also be used as a scan tool to
read vehicle trouble codes. |
| Music || Sonic MaxPro for JVC ||Sonic MaxPro for JVC
(free app) is an HD quality music player with BBE's critically acclaimed HD
audio technology-(Sonic Maximizer) and built-in presets. |
TuneIn Radio ||TuneIn lets you listen
to the world's radio with music, sports, news, talk, and comedy
streaming from every continent. Enjoy 70,000 live radio stations and
2 million podcasts, concerts or shows on your iPhone, iPad and iPod,
all for free. The KW-V20BT will display station identification,
song/artist information. and album artwork. You will still need to
use your iPhone to change stations. |
| Utilities ||
Web Reader (Text-to-Speech) ||Web Reader ($1.99) for iPhone
uses Text to speech technology along with web page content
recognition to read web pages out loud. Web Reader reads web pages
and social media sites aloud through car speaker while driving with
on-screen play & pause. |
| Everio Sync. 2 ||By connecting a JVC Everio camcorder
and your iPhone with Wi-Fi, this application allows the video of the
JVC Everio camcorder to be seen from the DVD receiver. Pan control,
Zoom control, Rec/Pause control and snapshots can be operated from
the receiver. |
Note: Apps not available in all areas. Available apps subject to
change without notice.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The JVC KW-V20BT is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/31/2014):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || App Link || Pandora App || Album Art || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Phone || Audio || Siri |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 4S || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5/5C/5S* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6/6+* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| 5th || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 7th* || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 2 || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 3 || 8.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N || N |
| 4/air* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N |
| mini* || 8.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
- *Requires the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device
to connect to the head unit. Not compatible with Video or App Link mode.
- 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 JVC KW-V20BT features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, and preset tuning. The Radio Data System (RDS) feature
displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and album when
listening to compatible AM/FM stations. 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. You can switch the tuner's IF filter to Wide
or Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity. Local tuning lets you only tune in
stations with sufficient signal strength. You can activate the monaural mode to
improve FM reception, when a station is week (the stereo effect will be lost).
Note: You can set the built-in AM/FM tuner between US
standard and European tuning spacing.
Pandora App (for iPhone/Android/Blackberry): The free
Pandora App (either from
BlackBerry App World) lets you play music from the Pandora music service
through the JVC KW-V20BT using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or
Bluetooth paired Android/Blackberry 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 JVC KW-V20BT provides control over the Pandora music service and
displays Artist, Album, and Song information.
- Station/Genre List: You can select Pandora stations
from your Station or Genre List by date or alphabetically (A-Z). You can
also choose to randomly playback songs from all your registered stations.
- Create New Station: New stations can be created based
on the current songs or artists playing on Pandora.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- 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 or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only
available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The JVC KW-V20BT comes ready for SiriusXM
programming with access to XM & Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its
proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional
SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 130 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
All Access" package (subscription required). Visit
for a complete list of subscription options & channel guide. Additional features
of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Channel list displays a list of all available channels; you can register
channels you want to skip
- Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
- Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, & Song Title
can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
- 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
24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KW-V20BT utilizes a 24-bit
digital to analog converter for superior sound quality with Signal to Noise
ratio up to 99dB.
MOSFET Amplifier: The KW-V20BT 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
amplification circuit. The power output specs for the KW-V20BT are as follows:
- Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total
When you are using the KW-V20BT 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.
6ch/4V Preamp Outputs + Sub Control: The KW-V20BT is equipped with
6ch/4.0V preamp outputs (Front, Rear, Subwoofer). The front and rear preamp
outputs allow fader control, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. You can adjust the KW-V20BT's subwoofer
level (-50 to +10) independently from the head unit's main volume control for
added bass volume. You can also adjust the phase of the subwoofer output between
180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
Built-in Crossovers: The JVC KW-V20BT 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-V20BT 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 |
Sound Extras: The head unit provides further sound
enhancements for your car audio system.
- 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 On (reduced dynamic
range), Dialogue (clearer movie dialogue), or Off (full dynamic range).
- 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.
Dual Inputs: The JVC KW-V20BT DVD receiver is fitted with a front-panel 3.5mm audio-only input
for connecting a temporary external audio source, portable game system or MP3
player. The head
unit also features a rear-panel 3.5mm AV input
for connecting a permanent external A/V source, such as a Blu-ray player, gaming
mobile ATSC tuner. The rear-panel audio/video input can be set to one of the following modes:
- AV IN: Choose when connecting an A/V component like a
game system or Blu-ray player.
- iPod: Select when connecting your iPod/iPhone using
JVC's proprietary KS-U59 iPod video cable (sold separately).
Camera In: The rear-panel Camera
input consists of a composite video connector which allows you to connect an
optional rear-view camera (105KVCM20, 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-V20BT's display to the
rear-view camera input. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.25
seconds. Audio from your music source will continue
playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
A/V Output (with Dual Zone): The unit features a
rear-panel composite video jack and 3.5mm audio jack to output A/V signals to an
optional monitor and headphone system in the rear of your vehicle. You can
select Disc, USB, iPod or AV-IN as the rear-panel source; or your can simply
have the rear AV output mirror the head unit's selected front source. The volume
of the A/V output will be controlled by your rear entertainment system. You can
select between a 16:9, 4:3 LB, or 4:3 PS Aspect Ratio for the unit's video
output to match your connected monitor.
Note: With Disc, USB, or iPod selected as your front
source; you can only select AV-IN, AV Off, or the source playing in the
front as your vehicle's rear source. You also cannot select Disc, USB, or
iPod as the rear source if your front source is Apps or Pandora.
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.
Optional Wireless Remote: The JVC KW-V20BT is wireless remote
controller ready and supports the JVC RM-RK252P IR wireless remote control (sold