2-DIN Chassis: The Jensen VM9424 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 VM9424 features a fixed
6.2" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active matrix system. The screen
has a resolution of 1440 (H) x 234 (V) with 336,960 total pixels. This unit has
touch screen 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.
Dimmer: You can adjust the picture's brightness manually, or
set the display to automatically dim when ambient light is low.
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 VM9424 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 VM9424 is equipped with an anti-theft feature
requiring you to enter a 6-digit password upon initial power-on.
Horizon NavMate Navigation System: The Jensen VM9424 features a
built-in navigation system to lead you straight to your desired destination.
It's easy-to-use and intuitive interface lets you plan your trip to suit your
personal preferences and interests, find and save (bookmark) interesting
destinations before you begin your trip, and navigate your route.
GPS (Global Positioning System): The VM9424 uses a vehicle GPS-based
navigation device which utilizes digital map data to guide you from your
selected location (A) to your desired destination (B), using information
obtained from a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).
Note: The initial GPS location lock is best established when your
vehicle is in park. If the device is in motion, the signal can take longer
to initially connect. Once the initial coordinates are established, the
navigation software will follow you as you move and navigate.
Tele Atlas Map Data: The navigation map data covers the continental
US, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Visual & Audible Commands: The built-in navigation software will guide
you along the shortest or quickest route from point-A to point-B using an
on-screen map and voice commands. You can choose between a male or female voice
Map Screen: During navigation the Map Screen display your route (in
yellow) and your surroundings. A red/blue arrow indentifies your current
position. The upcoming maneuver is visualized in the upper left corner, along
with the distance and approximate time before that turn. When you come up to a
turn, you will hear a voice command at the appropriate time.
2D/3D Map: You can changes the perspective of the map from 2D North-Up
(displays the map in 2 dimensions with North at the top), 2D Track-Up (displays
the map in 2 dimensions with your direction of travel at the top of the
screen), 3D Track-Up (displays the map in 3 dimensions with your direction of
travel at the top of screen). You can also choose a split-screen which displays
both a 2D and 3D map side-by-side.
Color Modes: Select between Day (for a bright background),
Night (for a dark background) or Auto (to automatically switch between the two).
Look Ahead Feature: The integrated NavMate software offers a
convenient interactive look-ahead search function to prevent misspelling when
entering in a destination using the units touchscreen keyboard. Only keys that
lead to a search result can be pressed, while all other are grayed out.
Destination Search: The Jensen VM9424 offers the following destination
- Home: Allows you to save your home address, so you can quickly
navigate to your house from anywhere.
- Office: Allows you to save your office address, so you can
navigate back to it quickly.
- Address: Allows you to enter an address (street, city, zip-code)
as a destination.
- Intersection: You can select to navigate to where to roads intersect.
- Coordinates: Route to a destination by directly entering latitude
and longitude values.
- POI: Allows you to select from a points-of-interest directory
(over 10 million) for your destination. You can quickly find POIs such as
gas stations, restaurants, hotels, banks, movie theaters, etc. You can even
create your own POI category. These places can be near your current position
or near a selected State or Province.
- Favorites (Address Book): You can save your favorite destinations
and addresses, so you can quickly access them.
- Recent History: Previous destinations (up to 15) are
automatically saved to memory (History). This feature helps you quickly
locate the address and return to a previous destination.
- Browse: Or, you can simply browse the map and press a spot on the
map to navigate to.
Route Preferences: You can determine how the unit's built-in
navigation software will calculate your route by setting the following
- Shortest Time: Calculate route based on the fastest time.
- Avoid Freeway: Try not to use highways when calculating routes.
- Avoid Tolls: Do not use toll roads when calculating routes.
- Use Ferries: Use ferry travel when calculating routes.
Simulation: This function lets you preview the route that
has been calculated for your destination.
Intersection Zoom: As you approach an intersection, the map will
automatically zoom in to show a close-up view of the roads near the intersection
point on the right side of the screen.
Auto Reroute: If you intentionally or accidentally leave the current
route, the NavMate software will automatically recalculate the route and prompt
you to get back on track to your destination.
Turn-by-Turn List: While navigating, you can view a turn-by-turn list
of upcoming maneuvers.
Detour: If you are unable to complete the route as calculated, you can
add a Detour to the route that will allow you t stay on track to your
Trip Computer: The Trip Computer provides information about your
vehicle speed, trip related timing, elevation, odometer, and clock readings.
Trail Book: The Trail Book feature allows you to create a path
using map points when navigation data is not available.
Trip Book: The Trip Book is a collection of trips, with each trip
representing a set of multiple destinations.
D/A Converter:The VM9424 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 VM9424
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 VM9424 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
(80/100/120/140/160Hz), and level adjustment (-7 to +7)
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: Jazz, Pop, Classical, Rock, News, Urban,
Rave, Movie, Techno, Flat, or User.
3-Band EQ: In the User EQ mode, you are able to manually adjust the
head unit's Bass, Midrange, and Treble. You can also choose the center frequency
to be adjusted.
|Bass ||60, 80, 100, or 120 Hz||-12 to +12 dB|
|Midrange||0.5, 1, 1.5, or 2.5 kHz|
|Treble||8, 10, 12.5, or15 kHz|
Note: The Bass Q-Factor can be adjusted to Wide 1, Wide 2,
Narrow 1, or Narrow 2.
Source Level: You can increase the relative volume (-7 to
+7) 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,
Navigation, or Bluetooth (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 or supplied
wireless remote control.
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.
XM Satellite Radio: To receive XM Satellite Radio connect the
optional CNP2000UCA XM Tuner and the CNP-JEN1 Jensen adapter cable (package item number700XMJEN2, sold separately).
Disc Compatibility: The VM9424 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
Note: 8 cm discs should
not be used in this unit.
The VM9424 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 VM9424 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.
- 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.
- Direct Search: During DVD you can use the numeric keypad on the remote
control or on the touch-screen display to access a chapter directly.
Note: When playing a Video CD, the repeat function is
not available. For MP3/WMA, you can repeat the current file.
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.
Media Link Module
MediaLink Module: The
Jensen VM9424 utilizes a separate MediaLink module for easy connection and
disconnection of your iPod, portable A/V equipment, or other portable MP3
player. The MediaLink features an AV 3.5mm minijack and a USB type-A port. The MediaLink uses an attached
5' AV/USB cable that plugs
into the rear chassis of the VM9424, which allows the MediaLink module to be
installed under the dash or in other various locations to make hooking-up and
unhooking your portable A/V equipment much easier. Dimensions: W = 2.375",
H = 0.8125", D = 3.0"
Audio/Video Input: The included MediaLink features a 3.5mm AV input
for connecting a portable audio/video device such as a portable digital media
USB Port:The Jensen VM9424's MediaLink
module features a USB type-A port for playback of MP3 (128kbps) and WMA
(128kbps) audio files recorded in FAT 16 or FAT32 on a connected USB flash
memory device, as well as USB portable hard drives formatted to FAT 32. 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
VM9424HD will also display ID3 tag information.
iPod Control:The optional jLink-USB cable
(110JLINUSB, sold separately) allows you to
connect select iPods or iPhones to this unit through the head unit's included MediaLink module
(using both the USB port and AV 3.5mm input). Once an iPod/iPhone is connected, you can
playback audio/video content from your iPod/iPhone on the VM9424. 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 or supplied IR
remote. During audio playback of your iPod/iPhone, the click-wheel and touch-screen 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 VM9424 via the USB/Dock connector cable that
came with your iPod/iPhone. The Jensen VM9424 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 |
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 VM9424 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.
Dual Video Outs: Dual rear-panel RCA composite video-output jacks allow
you add external monitors such as rear headrest monitors (sold separately).
Multi-zone Audio Outputs: The VM9424 is equipped with a pair of stereo
RCA outputs which can be used in conjunction with the dual video outputs for
dual zone playback. The unit will only play the DVD/CD source for Zone 2.
AV Input: The Jensen VM9424 features a front-panel 3.5mm AV input for
easy connection of your portable MP3 player.
Rear View Camera Input: The VM9424 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.
Bluetooth Ready:The VM9424
supports Jensen's add-on Bluetooth interface
(110BTM15, sold separately).
The Jensen BTM15 is Bluetooth 2.0 compliant and supports the following
Bluetooth profiles: HFP (Hands-free talking for safety and convenience from a
Bluetooth enabled cell-phone) and A2DP/AVRCP (Wireless audio streaming and
control from your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone or portable digital audio
device). The Jensen BTM15 features a 9.75' cable terminated by a proprietary
connector and 3.5mm connector which plugs into the head unit's BT-Bus port and
microphone input (if equipped).
- Bluetooth Phone: The Jensen BTM15 (sold separately) allows for
wireless communication between the head unit and your Bluetooth enabled
cell-phone. The optional add-on Bluetooth interface features a built-in
microphone to speak into during your phone conversation, while the other
party is heard through your vehicle's speakers. Incoming phone call
information will be displayed on the VM9424's integrated monitor. The Jensen
BTM15 features a single "Talk" button which allows you to answer and end
incoming phone calls. All other functions, such as dialing out will be
controlled from the head unit and its remote control. You can enter a phone
number using the touchscreen keypad, from your downloaded phonebook, or from
a call history list (up to 10). The Jensen add-on Bluetooth interface
features an attached visor-clip to mount the unit to your vehicle's
sun-visor. The visor-clip can be removed and the BTM15 can be mounted to
your dash using the supplied velcro strip.
- Bluetooth Audio:The optional add-on Bluetooth interface allows
you to play back audio files from your Bluetooth enabled phone, PDA, or
personal music player using a Bluetooth connection. You can also control the
music stored on your Bluetooth audio player from the VM9424.
Note: Not all Bluetooth enabled devices will be
compatible with the BTM15 and the VM9424.
Remote Control: The VM9424 also comes supplied with a
40-Key, full-function, infrared wireless remote control.
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-PS Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (127SWIPS,
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.