Disc & USB Playback
Motorized 7" TFT LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The Jensen VM9216BT
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, and can be controlled by the button on the top of
the frame of the screen and rotary knob.
- Selectable Backgrounds: You can select from five background
wallpapers (Engine Button, Green Cubes, Red Swirl, Tribal, or Blue Haze).
Secondary LCD Display: In addition to the 7" motorized
flip-out monitor the Jensen VM9216BT features a secondary single-line LCD on its
front-panel. 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.
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 VM9216BT also features hard-key controls on the front of the unit;
such as Power, Volume, Source, Monitor Open/Close, Eject functions. One of the hard-keys is a
3-way rotary encoder 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 pink wire (attached to rear-chassis) must be
hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's
parking brake must be engaged.
Bluetooth Communication: The Jensen VM9216BT 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 megabit-per-second.
Pairing: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you
must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VM9216BT.
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 VM9216BT.
Hands Free Profile (HFP): The Jensen VM9216BT 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 VM9216BT'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
External Microphone: The VM9216BT 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 self-adhesive
Bluetooth Audio (A2DP/AVRCP): The Jensen VM9216BT 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 VM9216BT.
This unit does not display song/artist information from Bluetooth audio devices.
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: 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 retract. The VM9216BT supports playback of DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW,
CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2 video & JPEG files
recorded on to CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback
of MP3/WMA music files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.
Front-Panel USB Port: The Jensen VM9216BT features a front-panel USB type-A
port for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC)
device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB
thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback of MP3/WMA 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. USB portable audio devices that can
be charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the DVD receiver's USB port
(5V/500mA), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
File Compatibility: The Jensen VM9216BT 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 || CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW || USB |
| File System ||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet ||FAT 16/32 |
| Playable File Types || Audio ||MP3:
bit rate up to 128kbps w/ sampling frequency up to 48kHz |
WMA: bit rate up to 128kbps w/ sampling frequency
up to 48kHz
| Video ||
| Photo || JPEG |
| Maximum # of Folders/Files ||1,500 total
| Tags ||MP3 ID3-tags, WMA-tags |
Playback Functions: The
Jensen VM9216BT offers a variety of playback functions to enjoy your music, video,
and photo files.
- Slow Motion: Plays the current DVD video title
in slow motion.
- Repeat Play: Repeat Chapter, Titles, Tracks, and
Folders on a disc or USB device.
- A-B Repeat: A-B Repeat allows you to repeat a specific
section of a DVD.
- Random Play: When playing a disc or USB device, you can
play audio tracks/files in random order.
Search Functions: The
VM9216BT provides various search functions to find your music, videos, and photos.
- Playlist Screen: The
Playlist Screen provides a search list for music, video, or photo files
stored on your MP3/WMA disc or USB device.
- Fast Forward/Fast Reverse: When playing
a disc or USB device, there are four fast-play speeds in both directions - 2x,
4x, 8x, and 16x.
- Intro Scan: During music playback you can play the first
10 seconds of each track or file.
- Direct Search: During disc or USB playback you can use the
numeric keypad on the touch-screen display to access a chapter/track directly.
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.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Jensen VM9216BT supports
connection to either Dock-connector or Lightning-connector Apple iPods and
- 30-Pin Dock Connector iPod/iPhone: The optional jLink-USB cable
sold separately) allows you to connect your iPod or iPhone to VM9216BT through
the head unit's front-panel USB port and 3.5mm AV input. This type of
connection supports playback of audio/video content stored on your Apple
device, as well as music and movies streamed to your iPhone from select
apps. If you only require iPod/iPhone audio playback, you can simply connect
your iPod/iPhone to the VM9216BT via the USB/Dock connector cable that came
with your iPod/iPhone.
- Lightning-Connector iPod/iPhone: If you have an iPod nano
(7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or iPhone 5/5C/5S; use the Lightning-to-USB cable
that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit. These Apple
devices only support audio playback from music stored on the device or
select music apps streamed to the iPhone 5/5C/5S. These devices do not support
iPod/iPhone Control: You can control your connected
iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen. You can use the VM9216BT's touchscreen to browse your music by
Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Composer, or Podcast. You can browse your
videos by Movie, Music Videos, TV Shows, Video Podcasts, Rentals, and Video
Playlists. You can also access a music track directly by using the head unit's
touchscreen keypad. In addition, you can activate Random & Repeat playback
modes. Most iPod/iPhone device's clickwheel or touchscreen will be locked during
connection (Apple devices w/ iOS 6.0+ will stay unlocked).
Information Display: The Jensen VM9216BT will display your iPod/iPhone's
music file information from stored music and select music apps. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing
time, Artist name, Song/Album title, and Album Art.
Battery Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 0.5A of
current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge
the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge, then the unit will
not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Jensen VM9216BT is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone
model features (12/8/2013):
| iPod/iPhone || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Pandora App || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art ||
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1
|| Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 7.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 7.0.4 || Y* || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5C || 7.0.4 || Y* || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S || 7.0.4 || Y* || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 7.0.4 || Y* || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 7th* || 1.02 PC || Y* || N || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th
|| 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 2 || 7.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 3 || 7.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 4 || 7.0.4 || Y* || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| mini || 7.0.4 || Y* || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| air || 7.0.4 || Y* || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
- *Requires the Lightning-to-USB cable that comes with your Apple
device for audio playback only. These devices do not support video
- 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. 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. In addition, the tuner features a Preset Scan
function which allows you to preview your stored preset stations in the selected
band. The Scan function will play the first five seconds
of each station, until you find a station you like. 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. The built-in AM/FM tuner also allows direct
frequency tuning through the unit's touchscreen panel.
Note: The tuner features selectable North America
and European tuning.
Pandora App: Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music
service in the United States, giving people music they love anytime, anywhere,
through personalized radio stations. The free
Pandora app lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the
Jensen VM9216BT using your connected Apple iPhone, via the Jensen jLink-USB
cable (sold separately), or the USB cable supplied with your iPhone. To access
Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0 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. The VM9216BT will
provide control over the Pandora music service & display Artist, Album, & Song
information (including Album Art).
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
- 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 to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in Canada & only
available in the United States.
SiriusXM Ready: The Jensen VM9216BT 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 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
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the VM9216BT
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 VM9216BT 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)
2V/5CH Preamp Output: The VM9216BT is equipped with five
2-volt preamp outputs (Front L/R, Rear L/R, & mono-Sub). The front & rear preamp outputs
offer balance/fade control and are designed to connect to a full-range
amplifier. The mono-subwoofer preamp output is non-fading and designed to hookup
to a mono-block subwoofer amplifier.
Subwoofer Controls: The Jensen VM9216BT 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.
EQ: The VM9216BT 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 VM9216BT's Radio, Disc, USB, iPod, or AV input.
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.
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: The VM9216BT 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 VM9216BT features a composite
video input and a green/white wire lead attached to the harness for connection
rear view camera (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 mode is selected upon shifting into
Reverse gear (takes approximately 7.1 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 1.2 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 this Jensen 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 VM9216BT comes supplied with a
44-button IR remote control which provides wireless operation of the Jensen
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.