Disc & USB Playback
Audio & Tuner Section
6.2" Touchscreen Display: The Jensen VX3020 features a fixed
6.2" widescreen touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 x RGB (x3)
x 480 with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with
interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. The Jensen VX3020 offers a variety of display
adjustments to customize the display.
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 head unit's pink wire must be hardwired into the
vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be
2-DIN Chassis: The Jensen VX3020 has a 2-DIN chassis (also
known as "Double-DIN"), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash opening.
The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets. There is no mounting-sleeve
for Euro-mount vehicles. As always, please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to verify fit with your vehicle.
Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the unit's LCD touchscreen
controls, the VX3020 also features two push-buttons and a 3-way rotary dial on
the left edge of the screen.
Bluetooth Technology: The Jensen
VX3020 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, allowing you
to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as
stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile),
PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Note: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you
must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VX3020.
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 VX3020.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ external mic): The VX3020
supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's touchscreen and
carry on a phone conversation hands-free. The included external microphone carries on your
side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other
person. You can make a call by entering the phone number, selecting a contact
from your Phonebook list, or using the Call History Log of
- Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's
phone number will be seen on the unit's LCD and a ring-tone will be heard
through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming
call from the head unit's front-panel controls. You can also set the unit to
automatically answer an incoming call within 5 seconds.
- Making A Call: You can make a call using the Jensen
in-dash head unit's front-panel controls. Outgoing calls can be made be
entering telephone numbers (0-9, *, #) directly via the head unit's
touchscreen. You can also search for contact names in your mobile phone's
phonebook from the Jensen VX3020 and then make your call. In addition, you
can make a call by searching your mobile phone's call history
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Jensen VX3020 allows you to
play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth enabled
smartphone, tablet, or audio player. You can control basic music playback
functions (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from the VX3020. Advanced music
navigation will still need to be done through your Bluetooth mobile device. This
unit does not display song/artist information from connected Bluetooth audio
devices. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in progress from your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be paused so you can take
your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming music will resume.
Disc & USB Playback
Disc Compatibility: The Jensen VX3020 has a
front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier. The VX3020 supports playback of DVD
Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit supports
MPEG/AVI/Xvid video & JPEG photo 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 VX3020 features a
front-panel USB (type-A) port for connection and control of a portable USB
mass-storage class (MSC) device; such as select Android smartphones
(Froyo/Gingerbread OS only), portable
digital audio players, or USB thumbdrives. 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 and MPEG/AVI/Xvid video playback via USB. USB
portable audio devices that can be charged via USB will be charged when plugged
into the navigation receiver's USB port (1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch
is set to ACC or On.
File Compatibility: The Jensen VX3020 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 || Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) || USB (msc) |
| 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 ||
MPEG-1/2, Xvid, AVI |
| Photo ||
| Max # of Files/Folders ||1,500 total
| Tags ||MP3 ID3-tags, WMA-tags |
Playback Functions: The
Jensen VX3020 offers a variety of playback functions to enjoy your music,
video, and photo files.
- 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
VX3020 provides various search functions to find your music, videos, and
- Folder/File Search: This menu screen provides a search list for music, video, or photo files
stored on your MP3/WMA disc or USB device.
- Fast Forward/Fast Reverse: You can fast forward or
reverse a track/chapter when playing a disc or USB device.
- Direct Search: During disc or USB playback you can use
the numeric keypad on the touch-screen display to access a chapter/track
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 VX3020 DVD receiver supports
connection to either Dock-connector or Lightning-connector Apple iPods and
- 30-Pin Dock Connector iPod/iPhone: The optional jLink-USB
sold separately) allows you to connect your iPod or Phone (w/ dock
connector) to the VX3020 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 VX3020's
front-panel USB input via the USB/Dock connector cable that came with your
- Lightning-Connector iPod/iPhone: If you have an
iPod/iPhone with the new Lightning-connector; use the Lightning-to-USB
cable that came with your Apple device to connect to the head unit's front-panel USB input. These
Apple devices only support audio playback of stored music and streamed music
apps on your iPod/iPhone device. These Apple devices do not support
The Jensen VX3020 offers music & video navigation,
as well as display of song/artist information and battery charging.
- Content Browsing: You can control your connected
iPod/iPhone from the head unit's touchscreen. You can use the VX3020's
touchscreen to browse your music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre,
or Composer. 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
- Music Information: The Jensen VX3020 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
1 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 VX3020 is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || Bluetooth || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info || Album Art ||
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 7.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 7.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5* || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5C* || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5S* || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 5th* || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 6th || 1.2 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 7th* || 1.02 PC || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 2 || 7.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 3 || 7.1.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| 4* || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || N |
| mini* || 7.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
- *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.
Audio & Tuner Section
D/A Converter: The Jensen VX3020 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 VX3020
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 VX3020 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 Outputs w/ Subwoofer Control: The Jensen VX3020 is equipped with
five 2.0-volt preamp outputs (Front/Rear/mono-Sub). The front and rear channels
are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading with an adjustable low-pass crossover
filter (Off/80/120/160Hz) and separate level control (+/-12).
EQ: The VX3020's built-in
equalizer offers 8 preset sound modes (Optimal, Classic, Rock, Jazz, Techno,
Pop, Flat, or User) suitable for the music genre of your choice. The User mode
allows you to manually adjust the head unit's 3-band EQ (Bass, Mids, & Treble).
Audio Enhancements: The Jensen DVD receiver offers a variety of audio
settings to enhance your listening experience in your vehicle.
- Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies
in the low and high sound ranges at lower volume.
- Source Level: You can increase the relative volume (+/-6)
of the unit's source inputs to match the external source's output level. The
Source Level can be used for the VX3020'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.
RDS AM/FM Tuner: The head unit features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with manual, seek, scan, preset, and direct tuning. The Radio Data System
(RDS) feature displays radio broadcast information such as artist, title, and
album when listening to compatible FM stations. FM stations with Radio Data
System (RDS) service send inaudible digital information along with the regular
radio program signal.
- 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.
- 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.
Note: The tuner features selectable North America and
Dual AV Inputs: The Jensen VX3020 is equipped with
AV input terminals on the front and rear of the unit to enable enjoyment of
content from an external connected source. The rear composite video/stereo RCA
inputs are ideal for permanent installations, while the front AV mini-jack
(3.5mm) input will come in handy for quick connection of a portable audio/visual
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 Camera Input consists of a
Composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional
rear view camera (sold separately) in order to display the area behind your
vehicle on the head unit's touchscreen. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this
unit, the rear view image is displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed
in reverse gear (green/white wire of harness must be connected to reverse light
wire of vehicle). Automatic video switching takes approximately 0.75 seconds. Audio from your music source will continue playing,
while the back-up camera is displayed.
IR Remote Control: The Jensen VX3020 comes supplied with a 44-button
IR remote control which provides wireless operation of the Jensen navigation
receiver; including Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming functions.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The Jensen VX3020
offers built-in steering wheel remote compatibility for non-CAN Bus vehicles
(the three SWC wires of the harness will need to be hardwired to vehicle's
wiring). You can configure the steering wheel remote commands from the unit's
touchscreen. The head unit's OEM steering wheel remote control input is also
compatible with optional
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately) for CAN Buss
vehicles. Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.