2-DIN Chassis: The Jensen VM9224 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 the
Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
6.2" Touchscreen Display: The Jensen VM9224 features a fixed
6.2" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen
has a resolution of 800x3 (H) x 234 (V) with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has
touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation
easy. The unit has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier,
because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.
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.
PRK SW: 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).
Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the unit's LCD touch-panel
controls, the VM9224 also features hard-key controls on the left edge of the screen.
The unit offers a rotary volume control, source button, NAV button, and eject button.
12 or 24 Hour Clock: You can
set the unit to display a 12 or 24 hour clock.
Anti-Theft Feature: The VM9224 is equipped with an anti-theft feature
requiring you to enter a 6-digit password upon initial power-on.
D/A Converter: The VM9224 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 VM9224
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 VM9224 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
5-Channel Audio Preamp Outputs: This unit has five audio
preamp outputs (stereo Front, stereo Rear, and mono Sub). In addition, the
subwoofer preamp output has an adjustable low pass crossover (80/120/160Hz), and level adjustment (-14
Start 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 every time you power up the radio.
Preset EQ: Preset EQ curves are stored into memory,
allowing you to recall the best setting for different types of music. You may
choose from the following presets: Acoustic, Urban, Rave, Latin, Dance, Hip Hop,
Rock, or User.
3-Band EQ: In the User EQ mode, you are able to manually adjust the
level of the head unit's Bass, Midrange, and Treble (+/-14).
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 (0-6dB)
of the unit's source inputs to match the external source's output level. The
Source Level can be used for the VM9424's Radio, Disc, USB, SD, iPod, Auxiliary,
or Navigation (optional).
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
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.
Direct Tuning: The built-in AM/FM tuner also allows
direct frequency tuning through the unit's touch-screen panel.
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
European Tuning: The tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.
Disc Compatibility: The VM9224 is compatible with the following discs:
- DVD: DVD Video, DVD-R,
DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD+RW DL
- VCD: Video CD, Super Video
- CD: Audio CD (CD-DA),
- Compressed Files:
MP3, WMA, JPEG, MPEG 1/2, Xvid, AVI
Note: 8 cm discs should
not be used in this unit.
The VM9224 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.
SD Card Slot: The Jensen VM9224 is equipped with a front-panel SD-card
slot. The head unit supports playback of MP3/WMA (128kbps) audio files recorded
on SD/SDHC memory cards up to 8GB. It will also playback JPEG still images
stored on an SD/SDHC card. Up to 1500 songs/files can be supported from a
compatible disc. This unit will only recognize 3 folder levels.
Note: SD/SDHC-memory cards larger than 8GB are not
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 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.
Multi-Angle Display: This function allows you to choose the
viewing angle of scenes that were shot from a number of different angles.
Note: This function is
limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.
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.
Mounting: For proper operation of the CD/DVD
player, the chassis must be mounted with 30-degrees of horizontal.
USB Port: The Jensen VM9224 features a front- and 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 flash memory device, as well as USB portable
hard-drives formatted to FAT32. The head unit also support 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 VM9224HD will also display ID3 tag
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 VM9224. 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 from the
head unit's touchscreen. During audio/video playback of your iPod/iPhone, the touch-screen or
click-wheel controls will be locked.
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 VM9224 via the USB/Dock connector cable that
came with your iPod/iPhone. The Jensen VM9224 and optional jLink-USB cable are
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model
features (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 |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || 3.5mm || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || 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 revert to the older software version or
wait until a newer software update is available.
iPod/iPhone Photo Playback: Your iPod's clickwheel or
touchscreen is locked during music and video playback. However, to view photos,
you will need to use your iPod's clickwheel or touchscreen to control playback.
iPod Video Playback: The VM9224 does not support video playback from
the iPod video (5th gen) when used with the jLink-USB cable. Instead the
head unit requires an AV minijack connection for video playback of your iPod
video (5th gen), which offers no information display, control, or charging.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit 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 PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (541SWIRC,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Video Out: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows
you to an add external monitor such as rear headrest monitor (sold separately).
Audio/Video Inputs: TheVM9224 features a front- and
rear-panel 3.5mm AV input
for connecting a portable audio/video device such as a portable digital media
Rear View Camera Input: The VM9224 features a composite
video input and a green/white wire lead attached to the harness for connection
of a rear view camera. 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. 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. 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.