2-DIN Chassis: The JVC KW-NT3HDT has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as
"Double DIN" or size DD), 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.
Note: As always, please consult theCrutchfield
Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
Detachable Motorized TFT LCD Touch Screen Monitor: The
KW-NT3HDT features a motorized 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touch screen monitor. The pixel resolution of the display is
336,960 (480 x 234 x RGB). 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. You can detach the
touch screen LCD monitor and place it in its supplied soft face case to prevent
Picture Adjust: Brightness, Contrast, Color, and Tint can
each be adjusted from -5 to +5.
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.
- Zoom: Expands a 4:3 LB image to fill the screen.
- Auto: The correct aspect mode is automatically chosen
based on the incoming signal.
Hard-Key Controls: In addition to
the head unit's touchscreen monitor, the KW-NT3HDT features hard-key controls
along the left edge of the screen. The controls included a rotary knob and
Variable Illumination: The JVC KW-NT3HDT allows you to adjust the
unit's screen color and button illumination independently. It offers 7 color presets
(Blue, Aqua, Green, Yellow, Amber, Red, and Purple) for the button illumination.
Additionally, there is a user preset, allowing you to individually adjust the
intensity of Red, Green, and Blue from 0 to 31. There is also a "Scan" setting
which scans through all of the 7 available preset colors continuously. The
unit's onscreen display can be set to either Blue, Aqua, Green, Yellow, Amber,
Red, Purple, or White.
Dimmer: When 12 volts is applied to the illumination lead
and the dimmer is 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 and on). The
unit also features 3 dimmer levels to choose from - Bright, Middle, or Dark.
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.
Built-In Navigation: The KW-NT3HDT
features a built-in GPS Navigation system with maps of the United States
(including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, and Puerto Rico; powered by Google Maps. 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; using NAVTEQ navigation
GPS Antenna: The KW-NT3HDT 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-NT3HDT guides
you with voice guidance (Text-to-Speech) through your vehicle's front speakers
and visual indications on the KW-NT3HDT's screen. The unit offers 3 voice
guidance languages including English, Spanish and French; with adjustable volume.
Lane Guidance: The KW-NT3HDT 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-NT3HDT
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 ejected, 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
Destination Search: The JVC KW-NT3HDT offers the following
Destination Search functions:
- Browse Map: You can select a point on the map for your
destination by touching the screen.
- Home: You can register one point as your home
- Favorites: You can register 100 off your favorite points so you can easily navigate to them from anywhere at any time.
- Previous: You can search from the history of previous
destinations and via points from the last 50 points.
- 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-NT3HDT'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.
- Assistant POI: Searches from the list of POIs saved an inserted
SD card, using Street Director Assistant.
- Coordinates: You can search by entering the latitude and
Note: Moving at a specific speed (15+ MPH) engages safety
measures in the navigation system to encourage safe driving. Only instantly
accessible points of interest and simple menu systems are accessible unless
the car is stopped. Otherwise, an address cannot be entered (the keyboard is
disabled). The vehicle must be stopped and the parking brake will need to be
engaged to enable these functions.
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, Ferry, and Bypass Traffic.
Via Points: After selecting your destination, you can select up to
four places (via points) to stop by along your route.
Total Traffic HD Network Plus: The JVC in-dash
navigation receiver employs
Total Traffic HD Network Plus. Total
Traffic HD Network Plus delivers real-time traffic data for more than 125
metropolitan markets in four countries, including the United States, Canada,
Mexico. Total Traffic HD Network Plus provides incident, event, construction,
congestion, and impact information during your travels. Using this real-time traffic data, the JVC KW-NT3HDT can automatically calculate a new route when approaching a traffic event; saving you time and fuel
resources, and helping to alleviate roadway stress.
NewsService Journaline: NewsService Journaline delivers hierarchically
structured textual information, enabling you to easily and immediately access
traffic information you are most interested in from the JVC in-dash navigation
receiver. You can browse all received traffic information, both program-related
and program-independent textual information, and select your favorite traffic
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-NT3HDT 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.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KW-NT3HDT utilizes a 24-bit
digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The KW-NT3HDT 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-NT3HDT 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-NT3HDT are as
- 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
5ch/2.5V Preamp Outputs: The KW-NT3HDT 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 -24to +20.
- Low Pass Filter: Adjusts low pass crossover frequency
for the subwoofer preamp output between 50-150Hz (in 10Hz intervals); the
LPF slope is also adjustable (-24, -18, -12, or -6 dB).
- High Pass Filter: You can select the unit's high pass
filter cut-off frequency between 5-150Hz (in 10Hz intervals) for the front
and rear speakers; the HPF slope is also adjustable (-24, -18, -12, or -6
Amplifier Gain Control:
When you are using the KW-NT3HDT 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 9 preset EQ curves and three user programmable fields;
Flat, Natural, Dynamic, Vocal Boost, Bass Boost, Super Bass, Rhythm, and
Acoustic; as well as 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, 40 Hz, 1 kHz,
6.3 kHz, and 15 kHz. The level of each frequency can be adjusted from
-10dB to +10dB in 2dB increments.
Source Volume: 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 -12 to +12.
Adaptive Volume: When this function is activate, the KW-NT3HDT 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.
Note: You must connect the unit's Speed Signal wire (pink/gray) to
your vehicle's speed sensor wire.
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.
DiAS II Digital Tuner: This model is equipped with JVC's
Digital Intelligent Advanced Sensing tuner that is capable of receiving digital
(HD Radio) and analog AM/FM stations.
Built-in HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can
receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This new
technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as
include information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news,
viewable on the receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver
high-quality digital sound. AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo,
while FM digital will have CD-like quality with static free and clear reception.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting
using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in
your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
HD Radio Tagging: Using the head unit's iTunes Tagging
enabled HD Radio, you can tag your HD music (up to 60 songs) while listening to
the radio with your iPod connected. When you hear a song you enjoy on your local
HD Radio station, you only have to press the head unit's "Tag" button and the
song's information will be saved to your connected iPod. The saved songs will
then show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the very next time you sync
your iPod to your PC. Then you just need to click, buy, and download the song
you tagged directly from the Apple iTunes Music Store. You can enjoy iTunes
Tagging with the following iPod/iPhone models (as of May 2010).
|Compatible iPod/iPhone||Generation||Software Version|
|classic||80GB||ver. 1.0, or later|
|nano||3rd||ver. 1.0, or later|
|touch||1st||ver. 2.1, or later|
|iPhone||2G||ver. 2.1, or later|
|3GS||ver. 3.0 or later|
Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with
HD Radio broadcasting, it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs
(HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
Display Information: AM/FM digital stations can offer text
and data such as artist names and song titles. The built-in HD Radio tuner
displays song title, artist and station information on the display of the JVC
Analog Broadcasts: In addition to HD AM/FM stations, the
KW-NT3HDT can also receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.
Digital/Analog Tuning: You can setup the KW-NT3HDT to search both
analog and digital radio stations, only HD Radio stations, and analog radio
Digital/Analog Presets: You can set up to 18 FM and 6 AM
digital/analog presets stations as presets (HD Radio multicast channels can also
be preset). Presets can be set manually, or automatically using Strong-station
Sequential Memory (SSM).
Mono Mode: If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to
receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.
IF Filter: You can also switch the analog tuner's IF filter to Wide or
Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.
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 connect the optional
CNP2000UCA XM Direct2 tuner and the JVC CNP-JVC1 adapter cable (package item number700XMJVC2, sold separately).
- SIRIUS: The JVC KW-NT3HDT 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 number105KSRA100, sold separately) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item number607SCVDOC1, sold separately).
- Portable: A portable 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.
Disc Compatibility: The JVC KW-NT3HDT 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-NT3HDT 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 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 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.
SD Card Slot: The KW-NT3HDT features an SD-card slot, on the
back-side of the 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/WMA (32-320 kbps) audio files stored
on an SD-card formatted in FAT 12/16/32. 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.
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.
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.
Off Eject: The KW-NT3HDT allows you to eject your disc with
the head unit turned off.
Note: The unit will not allow you to load a CD/DVD while
it is powered off.
Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit
within 30-degrees of horizontal.
USB Input:The JVC KW-NT3HDT 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/WMA 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.
Note: This unit cannot recognize a USB device whose
rating is other than 5V and exceeds 500 mA.
iPod Compatible: The JVC KS-U39 USB A/V Cable For iPod/iPhone (105KSU39,
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,
Genre, Composer, and Audiobook. You can search video by Playlist, Movies, Music
Videos, TV Shows, and Video Podcasts. You can then search a category
alphabetically or numerically. The head unit also supports Repeat and
Shuffle playback functions for music content. You can choose to control your
iPod/iPhone from its touch-screen or click-wheel (but there will be no text
display on the JVC unit). The KS-U39 cable charges your iPod or iPhone
when connected to the JVC head unit and is powered on. To playback video, the
KW-NT3HDT's Video Input must be set to "On" in the unit's menu. The
cable features a proprietary Apple iPod dock connector on one end and a male minijack (3.5mm) AV connector on other end along with a USB type-A connector,
which plugs into the front of this unit.
You can also connect your iPod's USB/Docking cable to the unit's USB port for
audio only playback from your iPod. The JVC KW-NT3HDT is "Made for iPod/iPhone"
compatible and supports the following iPod model features, using the optional
KS-U39 cable (as of November 2011):
|iPod/iPhone Model||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/iPhone||Song/Artist Text||Track Info |
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 revert to the older software version or
wait until a newer software update is available.
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.
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
Camera In: The Camera input consists of a composite video
connector which allows you to connect an optional rear-view camera (105KVCM1K,
sold separately). The unit features a reverse gear signal wire, that when hooked
up will switch the KW-NT3HDT's display to the rear-view camera input.
Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (105KSU57
or257KSU58, 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.
Built-in Bluetooth: The JVC KW-NT3HDT offers built-in
Bluetooth technology for hands-free communication and audio streaming. This unit
is Bluetooth (ver. 2.0) certified and will support the following Bluetooth
Profiles: HFP (Hands-Free Profile) 1.5, OPP (Object Push Profile) 1.1, PBAP
(Phonebook Access Profile) 1.0, A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) 1.2,
and AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) 1.3. Bluetooth technology allows
you to utilize your vehicle's built-in audio system for wireless mobile phone
communication or wireless music streaming.
- Hands-Free Communication: The JVC KW-NT3HDT allows you
receive and make calls from your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone using the
KW-NT3HDT's controls. You can make a call by entering the phone number,
using your downloaded Phonebook (up to 500 numbers), or by dialing from a call history list (Dialed/Received/Missed;
50 numbers each). When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be heard through
your vehicle's speaker, the head unit's display will flash, and the caller's
name or phone number will be displayed. The KW-NT3HDT can be set to
automatically answer your incoming calls and mute any music audio to your
vehicle's speakers so you can instantly carry on a phone conversation
hands-free. An external wired microphone is supplied to carry on your side
of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other
person. You can adjust the volume level of the microphone if needed. You can
also switch from the head unit back to your mobile phone for a more private
- Audio Streaming: The JVC KW-NT3HDT provides audio
playback and control of a Bluetooth audio player. The KW-NT3HDT will be able
to control basic playback features such as Play, Pause, Track Select, Folder
Select, Fast Forward, Reverse, Skip Next, Skip Previous, Repeat and Random.
Note: You can register up to 5 Bluetooth devices to this
unit, however, only one unit of each type can be connected at a time. Not
all Bluetooth enabled devices will be compatible with this unit.
OEM Steering Wheel Remote Compatible: The unit also features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit to allow you
to keep your vehicle's radio steering wheel remote controls when used with the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: The PAC SWI-JACK Steering Wheel Control
Interface Adapter (127SWIJACK,
sold separately) can also be used, but you lose Preset Up/Down steering
wheel controls. Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.