6.2" Touchscreen Display: The Jensen VM9125 features a fixed
6.2" widescreen touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen
has a resolution of 800 RGB x 234 with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit
has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation
Aspect Ratio: You can choose from the following aspect ratio modes for the unit's
- Full: The entire screen is
extended horizontally to the aspect ratio of 16:9.
display image has a 4:3 aspect ratio of horizontal to vertical, leaving a
blank area on the right and left sides of the display.
Selectable Backgrounds: You can select from five background
wallpapers (Black, Motor Sport, Space, Havoc, or Sheet Metal).
Picture Adjustments: You can adjust the picture's brightness
& contrasts manually between -10 and +10.
12 or 24 Hour Clock: You can
set the unit to display a 12 or 24 hour clock.
Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the unit's LCD touchscreen
controls, the VM9125 also features hard-key controls on the left edge of the
screen (including a 3-way rotary audio control).
Parking Brake Detection: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source
on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to display
video, the supplied pink wire must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake
light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged. The pink parking brake wire is used to connect to your parking brake
light wire (video on the LCD monitor can only be displayed when this unit's pink PRK SW wire senses that the parking brake has been engaged in the vehicle).
2-DIN Chassis: The Jensen VM9125 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 Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Disc Slot: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make
loading your disc easier, because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.
Disc Compatibility: The VM9125 is compatible with the
- DVD: DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL
- CD: Audio CD (CD-DA), CD-R, CD-RW
- Compressed Files: MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG 1/2
Note: 8 cm discs should not be used in this unit.
SD-Card Slot: The Jensen VM92125 is equipped with a
front-panel SD-card slot. The head unit supports playback of audio & photo files
recorded on SD/SDHC memory cards (up to 8GB).
The VM9125 can play MP3/WMA files with ID3 Tag capability that have been
recorded on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs; as well as
SD/SDHC memory cards. The files must
be recorded in ISO 9660 or Joliet formats for discs and formatted in FAT 16/32
for SD-cards. The recommended bit rate is 128 kbps
and sample frequency of 48 kHz.
Up to 1500 songs/files can be supported from a compatible disc or SD/SDHC memory
card. This unit will
only recognize 3 folder levels.
JPEG Playback: The unit
supports playback of JPEG still images recorded on CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R,
DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs; as well as SD/SDHC memory cards. You can view a thumbnail display of available
images as well as rotate a selected image 360-degrees in 90-degree increments.
DVD Touch-Screen Controls:
While playing a DVD you can press the screen to access disc information and
playback functions. The following are some of the playback
controls that are displayed when the bottom of the screen is pressed while
viewing a DVD disc.
Forward/Fast Reverse: When playing a DVD, there are four fast-play
speeds in both directions: 2x, 4x, 8x, and 16x.
- Slow Motion: Plays the current title in slow motion.
- Repeat Play: When playing
a DVD, you can repeat the current chapter or title.
- A-B Repeat: A-B Repeat
allows you to repeat any portion of a DVD.
Note: When playing a Video CD, the repeat function is
not available. For MP3/WMA, you can repeat the current file.
Direct Search: During DVD, VCD, or CD playback you can use the numeric keypad on the touch-screen display to access a chapter/track directly.
Random Play: When playing a CD disc, you can play the tracks or files in
Intro Scan: During CD-audio playback you can play the first 10 seconds
of each track or file.
Zoom: When playing DVDs and
Video CDs, you can enlarge the picture using the zoom feature. You can choose
one of four zoom
Parental Lock: The DVD system
has a built-in Parental Lock feature to prevent unauthorized persons from
viewing restricted disc content. By default, the rating system is unlocked. You
can choose from 8 different levels of Parental Lock. Once setup, the parental
lock is released only by entering the user 4-digit password.
Off Eject: You can eject a disc with the unit powered off. You cannot
insert a disc with the head unit powered off.
USB Port: The Jensen VM9125 features a front-panel USB type-A port for playback of MP3 (128kbps) and WMA
(128kbps) audio files recorded in FAT16 or FAT32 on a connected USB mass
storage class device. The head unit also supports JPEG still image playback via USB. Up
to 1500 songs/files can be recognized from one USB mass storage device (it
will only recognize 3 folder levels). The
VM9125HD will also display ID3 tag information. In addition, the VM9125's
USB port (5V/500mA) will charge your connected USB device.
iPod Control: The
optional jLink-USB cable (110JLINUSB, sold separately) allows you to
connect select iPods and iPhones to this unit through the head unit's front-panel USB port and 3.5mm AV input. Once an iPod/iPhone is connected, you can
playback audio/video content from your iPod/iPhone on the VM9125. The Jensen head unit
will also display text information such as song, track or artist name from your
connected iPod. You can directly control audio/video functions of your iPod/iPhone from the
head unit's touchscreen. You can search your music and videos by Playlists &
Categories. You can even select a track directly from the on-screen keypad. Your iPod/iPhone's touchscreen or
clickwheel controls will be locked while connected to the head unit.
Your iPod/iPhone is also charged when it
is connected to the head unit. If you only require iPod/iPhone audio playback, you can
simply connect your iPod/iPhone to the VM9125 via the USB/Dock connector cable that
came with your iPod/iPhone. The Jensen VM9125 and optional jLink-USB cable are "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 5/10/2012):
| iPod/iPhone || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
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.
AM/FM Tuner: The head unit features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, preset, and direct tuning.
Preset Tuning: The unit features 3 FM bands and 2 AM bands with the capability of
storing 6 presets for each band giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM
presets (30 total). You can also automatically store the six strongest stations in your
area inside the current selected band.
Preset Scan: In addition, the tuner features a Preset Scan function
which allows you to preview your stored preset stations in the selected band.
Preview Scan: The Scan function will play the first five seconds of
each station, until you find a station you like.
Local Seek: The
unit's tuner also is equipped with a Seek mode that when used with the Local
function, only allows radio stations with a strong local radio signals to be
Direct Tuning: The built-in AM/FM tuner also allows
direct frequency tuning through the unit's touchscreen panel.
European Tuning: The tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.
D/A Converter: The VM9125 is
equipped with a high-performance 24-bit, 192kHz digital-to-analog converter with
a multi-bit Sigma-Delta modulator.
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the VM9125
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 VM9125 are as follows:
- CEA2006 Specs:13 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Maximum Power Output: 40 watts x 4 channels (160 watts
2V/5CH Preamp Output: The VM9125 is equipped with five
2-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/mono-Sub). The front & rear preamp outputs
offer balance/fade control and are designed to hookup to a full-range 4-channel
amplifier. The mono-subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and designed to hookup
to a mono-block subwoofer amplifier.
Subwoofer Controls: The Jensen VM9125 offers the following
subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output activated.
- Low Pass Crossover: The receiver features a built-in
Low Pass Crossover for subwoofer preamp output. You can select from 80Hz,
120Hz, 160Hz, or off.
- Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is
activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level
(+/-14) from the DVD receiver.
Programmable Turn-On Volume: You can set
the head unit to turn-on to the last volume level adjustment when turned off, or
turn-on to a pre-defined volume level (0-40) every time you power up the radio.
EQ: The VM9125 features a Preset & Custom EQ. The built-in
equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Acoustic, Urban, Rave, Latin, Dance, Hip
Hop, Rock, or 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
| 3-Band EQ |
| Frequency || Level || Q |
| Bass ||60, 80, 100, 200 Hz ||- 14 to +14 ||1.0, 1.25, 1.5, 2.0 |
| Midrange || 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.5 kHz || - 14 to +14 || 0.5, 0.7, 1.0, 1.25 |
| Treble ||10.0,
12.5, 15.0, 17.5 kHz ||- 14 to
+14 ||Fixed |
Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low
and high sound ranges at low volume.
DRC: 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.
Source Level: You can increase the relative volume (+/-6dB)
of the unit's source inputs to match the external source's output level. The
Source Level can be used for the VM9125's Radio, Disc, USB, iPod, or AV input.
Beep Tones: An audible beep tone confirms each function
selection. The beep tone can be disabled/enabled in the Setup Menu.
Heat Management: The unit has a
heat management system which incorporates forced-air cooling to keep the
chip-sets operating at nominal temperatures for reliable operation and sound
Front-Panel AV Input: TheVM9125 features a front-panel 3.5mm AV input
for connecting a portable audio/video device such as a portable digital media
player. This input is also used to connect the optional jLink-USB cable for
iPod/iPhone video playback.
Video Out: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows
you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold separately).
The video output will display whatever video signal that is being displayed on
the head unit's touchscreen monitor.
Rear View Camera Input: The unit features a composite video
input for connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Jensen JCAM1 (110JCAM1,
sold separately). The video from this connection will display automatically when
the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. The green/white wire of the supplied
wiring harness must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for
automatic video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 2.0
seconds. You can choose for the monitor to display a Mirror mode
image or a Normal mode image from the rear-view camera.