AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready
Motorized 7" TFT LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The VM9215BT
features a motorized-retractable 7" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touchscreen LCD
monitor with an adjustable viewing angle. The resolution of the display is 1440
x 234 for a total of 336,960 pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with
interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy.
Auto Open/Close: When this feature is active, the display
automatically opens when the ignition switch is turned on and closes when the
ignition switch is turned off.
Monitor Angle Adjustment: You can adjust the monitor's angle
for better visibility. The display tilts forward and backward to multiple tilt
positions (12), and can be controlled by the button on the top of the frame of the
screen and rotary knob.
Aspect Ratio: You can choose from the following aspect ratio
modes for the unit's integrated monitor:
- Full: The entire screen is extended
horizontally to the aspect ratio of 16:9.
- Normal: The conventional 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.
Secondary LCD Display: In addition to the 7" motorized
flip-out monitor the Jensen VM9215BT features a secondary 8-character/Segment type
LCD display. This display can be used to during CD-audio, Aux-in, USB/iPod, or AM/FM
playback and to select from the preset EQ settings. You will need to use the 7"
LCD monitor display for menu functions and to view video.
Hard-Key Controls w/ Adjustable Illumination: In addition to the unit's LCD touchscreen
controls, the VM9215BT also features hard-key controls on the front of the unit,
such as Volume, Audio, Play and Display functions. One of the hard-keys is a
3-way rotary encoder audio control. You can adjust the front-panel's button
illumination between 8 Preset colors (White, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple,
AquaBlue, SkyBlue); a Custom color (RGB colors), or set the unit to "Scan"
(scrolls through preset color spectrum)
12 or 24 Hour Clock: You can set the unit to display a 12 or
24 hour clock.
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).
Bluetooth Communication: The Jensen VM9215BT is equipped
with built-in Bluetooth, providing hands-free communication and audio streaming
for added convenience and safety. Bluetooth is a short-range wireless
radio connectivity technology that is developed as a cable replacement for
mobile phones, and other handheld devices. Bluetooth operates in 2.4 GHz
frequency range and transmits voice and data at speeds up to 1
Pairing: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you
must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VM9215BT.
Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology,
some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not
support all features when used with the VM9215BT.
Hands Free Profile (HFP): The Jensen VM9215BT allows for
wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled
cell-phone. You can answer an incoming call from
the head unit's touchscreen. Incoming phone call information will be
displayed on the VM9215BT's integrated monitor. You can enter a phone number
using the touchscreen keypad or transfer a call from your phone. Your car audio
speakers will mute automatically during a call.
External Microphone: The VM9215BT includes an external
microphone to speak into during your phone conversation, while the other
party is heard through your vehicle's speakers. The microphone features a
visor-clip to mount the unit to your vehicle's sun-visor. The visor-clip can
be removed and the microphone an be mounted to your dash using the supplied
Bluetooth Audio (A2DP/AVRCP): The Jensen VM9215BT also
allows you to play back stored music and streamed music from your Bluetooth enabled phone, PDA, or
personal music player using a Bluetooth connection. You can control the music
stored on your Bluetooth audio player from the VM9215BT. This unit does not
display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.
Disc Slot: The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make
loading your disc easier, so you don't have to wait for the unit's monitor to
Disc Compatibility: The VM9215BT 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
Note: 8 cm discs should not be used in
MP3/WMA Playback: The VM9215BT 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. The files must be recorded in ISO 9660 or Joliet formats. 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. 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. 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.
- Fast 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
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 random order.
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 settings.
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 VM9215BT features a front-panel &
rear-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 VM9215BTHD
will also display ID3 tag information. In addition, the VM9215BT'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- or rear-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 VM9215BT. 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 and 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 VM9215BT via the USB/Dock connector cable
that came with your iPod/iPhone. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch
(5th gen), or iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple
device to connect to the head unit. These Apple devices only support audio
playback (no video output).
Pandora App: The Pandora App (free) lets you play music from
the Pandora music service through the Jensen VM9215BT using your connected Apple
iPhone, via the USB/iPod connector cable (included with your iPhone) or the
Jensen jLINK-USB cable (sold separately). The Jensen VM9215BT provides control
over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information.
You can select Pandora stations from your station list; you can sort the station
list by date or A-Z. You can also skip song tracks within a station. In
addition, you can also give songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists.
To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 or later) with the latest
version of the
Pandora application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone 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.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada and
only available in the United States.
iPod Compatibility Chart: The Jensen VM9215BT is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone
model features (10/10/2012):
| 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 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.0 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
AM/FM Tuner + SiriusXM Ready
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
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 played.
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.
SiriusXM Ready: The Jensen VM9215BT 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 150 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
- Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
- Direct Channel input allows you to directly enter a station number using
the remote control
- Information such as Channel Name, Artist Name, and Song Title can be
viewed on the head unit's display
- 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
D/A Converter: The VM9215BT 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 VM9215BT
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 VM9215BT 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 total)
4V/5Ch Preamp Outputs: The Jensen VM9215BT is equipped with
five 4-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/mono-Sub). The front and rear channels
are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading with a low-pass crossover
filter and separate level control.
Subwoofer Controls: The Jensen VM9215BT 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 VM9215BT 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 (Frequency/Level).
| 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 VM9215BT's Radio, Disc, USB, iPod, Bluetooth, 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 quality.
Front-Panel AV Input: TheVM9215BT features a front-panel
3.5mm AV input for connecting a portable audio/video device such as a portable
digital media player. There is also a rear-panel 3.5mm AV input that is
shared with the unit's rear-panel USB port (labeled "iPod") used only to
connect an iPod/iPhone via Jensen's jLink-USB cable (sold separately). See
"USB/iPod Connectivity" section.
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 VM9215BT features a composite
video input and a green/white wire lead attached to the harness for connection
of a rear view camera, such as the Jensen JCAM1
110JCAM1, sold separately). If a rear-view video camera is connected, the unit
is on, and the TFT monitor is retracted inside the unit, the TFT monitor automatically
moves into the viewing position and Camera modes is selected upon shifting into
Reverse gear (takes approximately 10 seconds). When shifting into Drive gear, the
TFT monitor is retracted back inside the unit. If the monitor is already in a viewing
position and in display mode, the monitor automatically switches to Camera mode upon
shifting into Reverse (takes approximately 2 seconds). When the reverse driving stops,
the monitor returns to its original input display mode. You can choose for the monitor
to display a Mirror mode image or a Normal mode image from the rear-view camera.
Navigation Ready: The Jensen NAV104 (110NAV104,
sold separately) is an add-on GPS Navigation module for the Jensen multimedia
head unit. The NAV104 is driven by iGo Primo software featuring turn-by-turn
audible/visual guidance with lane assist, 3D landmarks and building graphics,
plus TeleAtlas US maps with over 11 million POIs (points of interest). The
system also offers 19 on-screen display languages, and text-to-speech recorded
voice guidance in English, French and Spanish.
IR Remote Control: The Jensen VM9215BT comes supplied with a 44-button
IR remote control which provides wireless operation of the Jensen multimedia
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.