1994 Dodge Ram 2500
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Fit great, looks great, works great. Very helpful directions and conversion kit.
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Got a single-DIN (2" tall) dash opening, but still want reliable navigation and major-league entertainment from a new car stereo? Jensen's VX7010 DVD navigation receiver uses its fold-out 7" display to turn your car's audio system into a multi-media powerhouse. You can take advantage of accurate guidance, CD and DVD playback, iPod® control, plus a well-rounded variety of audio and video capabilities.
You can take to the road with confidence as the VX7010 keeps you on track. It features iGO Primo navigation software, a platform you'll find standard in many high-end factory navigation systems. You get detailed maps of the United States and Puerto Rico, along with access to 11 million points of interest.
The VX7010's powered by iGO primo navigation software, which has become an industry standard over the past few years because it's fast, accurate, and easy to use. This stereo's compatible with Naviextras, which allows you to download maps for other countries, including points of interest, through their website.
This Jensen offers Bluetooth connectivity, so you'll be able to make and take calls using your compatible phone through the stereo. Built-in A2DP technology allows you to stream music from your smartphone through this receiver, and gives you control over the music on your Android™ phone or iPhone®.
If you've got Pandora Internet radio on your iPhone®, you can control it through the VX7010's interface when connected.
This receiver will play all your CDs and DVDs, including discs loaded with music files, while front and rear A/V inputs offer connections for more audio/video sources. Go ahead and load up your iPod® or thumb drive with highway songs — you'll have easy access through the receiver's front USB port.
When you're parked, you can enjoy movies from DVDs or other video sources on the receiver's display, and you can add Jensen's optional jLinkUSB cable to view iPod video content. Jensen includes a wireless remote control so your passengers can get in on the fun.
Why struggle with stations fading away as you travel? You can hook up a satellite radio tuner (not included) to this receiver and access the wide variety of entertainment, sports, news, and commercial-free music satellite radio provides — your favorite stations are always there and you can view the channel art on the big screen. You can also connect a rear-view camera, so you can see more of what's behind your vehicle when getting in and out of tight spots. If you're looking to add subs and amps, you can take advantage of front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs.
In most cars, you'll need an adapter to retain those controls with a new car stereo. Check “Details” for more information, and the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters. If you're not sure if you need an adapter, call, chat, or email an Advisor for help determining what you'll need for your vehicle.
Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.
iPod/smartphone note: If you're going to use your iPod or smartphone with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for compatibility information.
Fit great, looks great, works great. Very helpful directions and conversion kit.
Craig, IL, Illinois
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Fit great, looks great, works great. Very helpful directions and conversion kit.
Installed in a 2000 Ford Expedition. Extremely easy install, as all wire colors on receiver matched up with included wiring harness. Receiver is fantastic, I couldn't be happier with the features and sound. Running the additional cables for the GPS antennae, Blue Tooth speaker and Sirius antennae took me more time than the rest of the install. Highly recommend this unit. Had one issue with clock not keeping correct time, a 5 minute phone call to Crutchfield resolved the simple setting issue and made a fan for life.
Pros: Ease of operation of all features.
Cons: Unit is now discontinued...
I have had this installed in my 1996 Dodge Ram for a month now. It is really nice, I really do not have any complaints about the way it works. The only thing that I am going to complain about is the RCA port. This unit does not have dual RCA ports, it only has one line coming out and you must install a line splitter. As far as the navigation, it works great. The instructions were very clear. This is a great deal for the money.
Pros: adjustable screen, Extremely functional, Bluetooth, Backup Camera, DVD
Cons: Single RCA port
For the money it is a good radio, only down side is that the GPS will not display while on a bluetooth call. Otherwise a great value for all of the options.
Pros: IPOD, GPS, Bluetooth, rear camera (available), and DVD all work well.
Cons: While on a call via bluetooth, the GPS will not display.
I ordered the Jensen VX7010 for my daughter's Jeep Cherokee. She shopped Crutchfield online to find the features she wanted and decided this was it. I was quite pleased that she wanted to help with the installation and so I mostly looked over her shoulder while she did most of the actual work. The main wiring harness could not have been any easier to splice together, the colors of the wires were the same which was refreshing. The installation went very smoothly and she is very happy with the results. Now instead of a very tired AM/FM cassette deck she has the ability to link her ipod and cell phone to the Jensen VX7010 as well as play her CD's or DVD's and when she is traveling she has a very nice built in navigation system to help her find her way.
Pros: Loaded up with features and seemed to be well constructed, I was surprised by how heavy this unit was.
Cons: The only thing I can find fault with is the wiring schematic is a bit vague on the accessory diagrams. The information is clear enough to figure out but I believe a little more detail would be better. Specifically the ground signal wire for DVD playback could have been labeled so it was clear that it needed a ground in the parking brake circuit. To me the diagram looked as if it required a positive signal when it actually required a ground signal.
I love it
Pros: All good
Cons: Face folds out every time you start and shut off the car wish i could control that
Better product and easy to control
This unit was recommended through an online chat. She was great in finding what I was looking for in the price range I wanted. During our chat she sent me hyperlinks to the different products and recommended a camera for backing up. She created a shopping cart with the items I needed, head unit, dash kit and wiring harness which made it really easy to check out the products and their reviews. This install was for my 2007 Mitsubishi Raider 4x4 truck. All the parts arrived on time and I got to work on installing right away. I will say that the installation for the dash kit was pretty cryptic and I ended up needing to file quite a bit of black plastic to enlarge the opening for the head unit to fit, This consumed most of my time as I wanted a tight fit, but needed to make sure the screen had enough room to eject and retract. The wiring was pretty straight forward and nice the the same color on the Jensen matched up with the wiring harness I got from Crutchfield. There were other parts in the kit that I didn't end up needing, but had to take the time to be sure they were indeed superfluous. I found the initial setup to be very straight forward and the sound is great. I like that you can adjust the volume and EQ for each media source (BT, Radio, DVD, etc.) I too was taken back by the male voice breaking in the middle of my songs to tell me I was traveling over the speed limit. When all else fails read the manual right? See page 114 :)
Pros: Great value for price, nice UI and big on screen buttons. Most settings are configurable, which is awesome. Technical support was fantastic. He told me the menu steps and the pages in the navigation manual where to turn off the audible speed warning. I love the unit now!
Cons: When streaming music from my iPhone (happens on my daughter's iPhone as well) there are moments where the song playing just cuts out. I suspect the black BT wire on the back of the unit got kind of crammed together with the rest of the wiring harness and is getting the best reception possible. The other con is the dash kit. If I didn't have a Dremel tool and some really sharp files and bench vice and lot's of patience, I would have called to see if there was another dash kit available.
It was half the price of the only other system that I found with all of the features. Which is fitting because it works correctly half of the time. When cycling through songs on my mp3 player I sometimes push the button multiple times with out changing the song. If I wait a few minutes it will jump a song for every time I pushed the button. Also it won't play videos because the parking brake is not set. Even if the brake is set it still doesn't work. Occasionally on start up the screen shows an error code, but if I power off and back on it starts working. I would buy this unit again because I am cheap and like everyone else I will sacrifice quality so that I appear to have a nice stereo. Why pay what something is worth when you can appear to have something nice.
Pros: It was cheaper than the other option.
Cons: It was made cheaper than the other options.Crutchfield response on March 3, 2015 Curt, thanks for the great sense of humor that you included in this review! Even at half the price of other models, this receiver should certainly be performing better than what you report. Our Tech Support team has reached out to help troubleshoot some of these issues. There are a few solutions that might help, including checking the parking brake wire connection (for video playback), changing a setting in your MP3 player (for more reliable control), and a possible firmware update for the stereo. And of course, if you and they determine that there's a problem with the receiver, we'll send a replacement.
This was purchased for my wife and I installed it. She Likes it a lot. Almost loves it. It was a fairly easy install. I had Never installed a car stereo before. Wanted to try it. I was done in 4 hours which included verifying things on line, etc. Not bad. When I was done the Stereo worked almost perfectly. The almost being that the video did not work at all for cd/dvd. I found out that I had to connect the unit to the brake line. Bottom line is this. We love the unit. The sound is great. Volume is great. Features are great. Our only complaint is that we can't seem to work the blue tooth and the GPS at the same time. There may be a work around in this area but we have not found it yet. Also, it turns on automatically every time you start your car. Would like to stop that. And also that the speed limit alert is annoying. Helpful, but annoying. I would like to turn that off too. But we do love the unit. Fairly easy to install and Really easy to use. My wife is very happy.
Pros: easy install, easy to use, great sound
Cons: instructions not complete for all installers
I have really enjoyed the Jensen VX7010 that I installed last month. It has features found in much more expensive after market units. With the right camera, the screen for backup is clear and clean. the Sirius\XM add-on greatly enhances the radio portion. Good bluetooth link for phone and music, and of course the Navigation functions that allow screen manipulation all add up to a great buy!
Cons: Unit opens whenever power is applied. It would be nice if the default was last station closed.
Great head unit, better than expected. First Jensen unit I have ever had and must say coolest i've ever had.
Pros: Great audio, easy to use, looks great.
Great buy and with modification it is great
Pros: for a 73 Chev C-20 it is up town
The casing was too small for the radio so it cracked. A large amount of extraneous parts were sent. The screws to hold the radio into the casing did not line up. The instructions were pathetic, piecemealed, and incomplete. I had an issue with the unit not powering up, so I called Crutchfield. The guy that answered was impatient, unhelpful and in a hurry to hang up the phone. I ended up paying $125 for this installation out of my own pocket. I loved the idea of a company that's there for tech support and assistance. Unfortunately, it was just an idea and not a reality. This will be my last experience with Crutchfield.
Pros: Very nice product. Large icons, easy to read, not much glare on screen.
Cons: Horrible customer service and zero customer support. Crutchfield got its money from me so they had no incentive to help. Crutchfield's reviews, according to their terms of service, include, "We reserve the right (but are not obligated to) review all submissions and edit or remove any review in any manner which we deem necessary."Crutchfield response on January 21, 2015 We were disappointed to read about this less than ideal experience. We were able to retrieve a recording of the interaction, and will review it with our agent. While we missed the mark this time, we do hope that you will give us another chance in the future. If there is anything we can do for you on this order, please feel free to let us know.
Great radio for the money. Only one of two that had what I wanted in it. Seems to be working fine so far.
Pros: Great radio with all the features of a much more expensive deck for half the price.
Cons: None that I can see. Just keep in mind the screen and where it will fold out before leaving any negative remarks. Jensen nor Crutchfield can take responsibility for poor planning.
I have used the product for close to a month and am very satisfied. It seems to work with very little complications. Before I had this system I used a portable Bluetooth receiver that played through my FM stereo. Now I use this and am happily surprised at the sound that I was missing. The technical team is second to none! They walked me through any question I had and were very polite and cordial.
Looked around a few months before purchasing Bluetooth for phone works great people can hear me clearly
The Jensen VX7010 looked right, and priced right for upgrade of a low mileage '97 Jeep Cherokee for a college student. I was primarilyinterested in the navigation and a backup camera, the latter satisfied with the addition of a Clarion CC510. I was very impressed with the Clarion picture quality--equivalent to the factory model in one of our newer cars. The Jensen was quite a job to install primarily because of the need to find and route, a backup signal, a parking bake signal, a GPS antenna, an XM antenna and the backup camera wiring. So, I had all the seats out and most of the right side trim. Still it went flawlessly; I was happy everything worked as advertised on the first startup and thanks to Crutchfield for answering a couple questions along the way. In the 97 Jeep, the display screen elevated into postion with just fractions of an inch clearance from the center radio and controls bezel, but it was enough. One special "like" is that I was able to program a destination intuitively withut the manual--in contrast to a 2012 car we have that is totally unintuitive; You have to get out the manual to do anything out of the ordinary. So I highly recommend the navigation software. All in all, it was quite a job but surely will serve a grand-daughter well in her college experience at a distant college. BTW, the display opens even when shut off when the vehcile detects reverse--as it should. It was a little surprising the first time.
Pros: Good navigation; great backup camera view with the added Clarion CC510; bluetooth phone connection was quick and easy; all functionality performed as advertised
Cons: Minor issue, but we are rural and have few radio stations closeby. The radio seems to not pull in distant stations too well, but I did not specifically buy it for AM listening
Only 3 receivers Crutchfield carries will fit in my 1.5 DIN opening. This Jensen represents an awesome value for the money. Its a pretty hefty feature set for a basic radio... Would buy again unless I could get a model that cost twice as much for half the price... Just not worth it to jump to a $700 Clarion that really has no additional features that I care about. In the double din category things are different; I think there are better options for marginally more money, that include nice things like HD radio. But if all you have to spend is less than $400, you can't go wrong with this, and I think you will be happy enough.
Pros: Large, bright screen; fully functional 10 band EQ; sounds good, all the hookups; not the best but a decent feeling touchscreen response; working DVD; somewhat customizable; Bluetooth works. RDS... Everything works as described. Fast startup, very easy to figure out without manual.
Cons: No menu customization that I can find. There is no Auto-Scan function on the radio and why that is left out is beyond me, and many units omit this, even much more expensive ones... really, why? its so useful! It will automatically load local stations it finds inthe the presets, but won't just Seek until you find something to listen to. Steering Wheel Controls: Had to use an Axxess ASWC-1 to get the steering wheel controls to interface on my 2002 Firebird, even though tech support said I
Installed the unit yesterday and so far I've been real impressed with it. Most of the people leaving this unit bad marks are comparing it to head units that cost twice as much. Considering the price of the unit, it's say it's an excellent value and you get SO much bang for your buck. Want top end, beautiful 3D GPS graphics, then go pay for top end. Want a nice head unit that has tons of features without breaking the bank? This is the unit for you.
Pros: VALUE (hard to complain about anything on a $300 navi/dvd unit) Straightforward installation Free navi update as soon as you install the unit. Operation is automatic, so it raises and lowers automatically with ignition. (manual retract button on face is there if you don't want the screen up when driving though) Quality seems pretty nice considering the price point.
Cons: Like most flip-ups, head unit sticks out of the dash more than most would like. Menus aren't perfect and could use some tweaking. (again, it's a $300 stereo though, so I wouldn't really call this a con)
easy to install, GPS, and radio have very good quality, would recommend to anyone to buy
I liked everything about the unit except that when the screen was up, it blocked off my A/C vents. Additionally, from the time it was turned on, till the radio began to play is excessively long. But the WORST of it is that the remote control is shipped with the positive battery tang bent down. When you install the battery, remember to bend it up and slip the battery under it.
Pros: it's awesome
Cons: sticks out too far, screen covered my A/C vents, battery tang in the remote is bent down, takes too long to boot up
like everything about this raido
Pros: very easy to set up navigation & wireless work great
Cons: dont like how screen pops out every time you start car if it is not shut off
Very functional, neatly designed. And a host features. Very quiet screen operation.Very easy to control features from unit.
Pros: Very reasonable price.very good for a tight budget.
Cons: The remote is very busy.it needs a little bit of work (a easier face design).
Nice system with siurius and nav. all together super clear screen and very friendly to use
Pros: everything in one nav. sirius, radio all in one.
Cons: Lots of wiring to deal with so pay attension
Great radio. Navigation easy to operate.
Pros: All features and more.(ipod, phone, blue tooth )
Cons: Had to call tech. support concerning steering wheel controls, but they do work.
First I want to thank carl for checking the backup wire for me. I told him that the haynes manual had a black/yellow wire and he had told me I needed to plug to a red/green wire. I missed the red/green wire after the switch on the manual. The black/yellow is on the fuse side. In short we both had the right colors, but I missed the red/green on the backup switch side on the manual. It was hot but I found the correct red/green wire on the left hand kick panel. So I got that wire installed. The reason for the 3 stars is due to the fact that there are no 3D buildings on the gps, only the angle changes but looks just like the 2D maps. Also the sound is not great. I have a set of good speakers that were very loud and clear with the sony head unit, but they don't sound near as good with this unit. So I'll try to add an amp I have laying around eventually to see if that helps. There's a lot more but just check out the youtube videos on this unit to see what I mean. The one that bothers me the most is the gps since that's the main reason I wanted the all in one unit. It just looks very plain.
Pros: -Nice 7 inch screen. -Different colors to match my old car. -The naviextras software finally got updated so the updates didn't take two hours to do anymore. Yes I said two hours when I first tried both times.
Cons: -GPS 3D maps -Sound out of this unit. Once I compared the specs to my sony, then I realized what the difference was. Hard to know where there was no other information in terms of videos and install reviews that I could check. -Microphone clips on and it doesn't swivel like on the sony so this makes it very hard to install and point it at the driver. -My phone doesn't want to synch. I'll try again now that I redid all the updates, again.
Nice display, good sound, remote control. bought this for the RV. 4 hour install at home. easy job.
Pros: Good price. Hard to find flip screen models in stores anymore.
Cons: Look carefully at your dash before buying. be sure there is room for the flip screen so that it will open before install, or you may have to re-install. My case it was in a 2001 Monaco diplomat RV. only 2" radio slot. it fits without spacer and is readable in driver seat. but is a tight fit.
Got this unit to replace the factory unit in a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. Only one issue was the Metra 99-6504 Dash Kit. Had to do a lot of dremeling to get the radio with the flip screen to work in the caravan. But once I got it dremeled down it works. Radio works great.
Pros: everything works and was easy to set up.
Cons: Metra 99-6504 Dash Kit - not the best fit for the grand caravan, but not sure what else would work. Took a couple of hours of dremeling and fitting to get it to work correctly, but got it done.
It's very upsetting that Crutchfield says that this deck will go into a 1985 nissan 300zx. I spent 5 hours rewiring it so it would work. Only to find out that the flip up screen will not open all the way do to fact that the dash is in its way. I would have to cut the dash and a metal support in order for it to open correctly. I spent a lot of money on this deck with the fact that Crutchfield knows what there doing. There tech support was no help at all. I'm not sure what to do. The deck is installed however i cant use the gps/touchscreen. What a waste of money.
Pros: I dont have any. The deck dosent fit my properly. The touch screen cant be used.
Cons: I dont have any use for this deck. Dosent work in my car as advertised.Crutchfield response on August 18, 2014 The stereo will indeed fit the car, but unfortunately our database doesn't mention anything about the flip-out screens being a problem. Thanks for letting us know. We've added a warning note to alert future customers.
Replaced the Pioneer radio in my Dakota, and so glad I did. This head unit far exceeded my expectations. It does every thing that I would want and more. I really like the large display, allows me to focus on my driving and quickly change stations, answer the phone, or glance at the nav display. I don't need a magnifying glass to find the buttons or read the info on the face. For all of the features it has and the price, the vx7010 is amazing.
Pros: Large easy to read display, easy to select media options, simple to use, not at all complicated switching between the different sources. Great all around unit.
Cons: None found.
Fast shipping and all necessary items to install came with unit from Crutchfield, unit installed perfectly, all functions work great, and absolutely no screen movement so far. This unit has met all my expectations, and great tech help when needed, people tell me when using the Bluetooth, it is crystal clear. Only owned it for a couple of weeks but completely pleased at this point. Thanks for the tech help from the guys at Crutchfield.
Pros: All functions are easy to use and unit operates flawlessly so far
|AUX Input||Mini (front), RCA (rear)|
|Audio/video Input||Mini (front), RCA (rear)|
|Memory Card Slot||USB memory|
|Satellite Radio Ready||SiriusXM|
|RMS Power Output||13 watts|
|Peak Output||40 watts|
|RMS Power Bandwidth||20-20kHz|
|Sub Preamp Outputs||Yes|
|Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs||No|
|Preamp Voltage||6 volts|
|Key Button Color||Variable|
|Steering Wheel Control Compatible||Adapter required|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|FM Sensitivity||9 dBf|
|Radio Data System||Yes|
7" Motorized Touchscreen: The Jensen VX7010 features a motorized-retractable 7" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touchscreen LCD display with an adjustable viewing angle. The resolution of the display is 800 x RGB (3) x 480 with 1,152,000 pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive video graphics, making menu navigation easy. You can adjust the monitor's angle for better visibility.
Note: You can select English, French, or Spanish for the unit's on-screen menu display.
Start-Up Time: The Jensen VX7010 will turn on to the last source selected. The unit has start-up time of approximately 12.95 seconds from OFF to the last Source selected.
Clock & Date Display: The navigation receiver offers a 12- or 24-hour clock display which is visible from any source or menu screen. The clock & date are both visible on the main menu screen only.
Secondary LCD Display: In addition to the 7" motorized flip-out monitor, the Jensen VX7010 features a secondary 8-character/Segment type LCD display. This display can be used during music playback for track & song information. You will need to use the 7" LCD monitor display for menu functions and to view video.
Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary-dial on the front-panel of the unit. You can adjust the head unit's button illumination from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky Blue, Aqua Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, White or Demo (scans through all preset colors). You can also select a custom "Custom" color that is adjusted between Red, Green, and Blue (values range: 0-255).
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 engaged.
iGO Primo & TomTom Navigation: The Jensen VX7010 contains map coverage of the United States (all 50 states) and Puerto Rico with over 11,000,000 points-of-interests from TomTom; all stored on a pre-installed 4GB SDHC memory card (the SDHC map card must remained installed in order for navigation system to function). The map database was created using high-resolution aerial and land based data collection. The VX7010 employs iGO primo navigation software for turn-by-turn visual and voice assistance to your selected destination. The software quickly calculates step-by-step directions to any destination available on the included on-screen navigation map.
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While the database was judged to be as accurate as possible at the time of its release, a map database can never be 100% accurate. Road information that is maintained in the map databases, such as turn restrictions or road names may change over time.
Map Updates: iGO offers periodic updates for data such as roads, new addresses, and other navigational information that will keep the Jensen navigation system up to date and provide the best possible experience. For updates and add-on options, please visit www.naviextras.com (requires Windows XP or newer) A free program called "Toolbox" can be downloaded from this website so you can create a copy of your map as a backup, as well as assist in easily checking for updates and optional features that are available.
Note: You have 90 days from purchase to download the latest available map free of charge.
GPS Receiver & Antenna: The Jensen VX7010 features a built-in SiRFprima GPS receiver and includes an external GPS antenna which determines vehicle speed and heading changes, along with longitude and latitude information, to accurately determine vehicle heading and position on the system's digital map. The GPS antenna can be mounted inside or outside of the vehicle. The GPS antenna measures 1.5625" (w) x 0.625" (h) x 1.9375" (d); with a 10' cable.
Note: The navigation receiver took approximately 12.07 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to California. It only took 8.25 seconds to calculate directions from Virginia to Maryland. These tests were done inside the Crutchfield Lab of the Crutchfield Headquarters. Results will vary based on length of calculated route and your surrounding area.
On-Screen Map: The unit's on-screen map shows your vehicle's current position (a blue arrow by default), the recommended route (an orange line), the surrounding map area, and your destination as a checkered flag. The on-screen map shows streets, roads, and highways in a way that is similar to how a paper road map show them. A road's width and colors corresponds to their importance, so you can easily tell a freeway from a small street. When navigating a route, the top section of the map screen shows information about your next route maneuver and the next street or the next city/town. When approaching a turn, the map screen will zoom in and raise the view angle to let you easily recognize your maneuver at the next junction. If the next turn is at a distance, it will zoom out and lower the view angle to be flat so you can see the road in front of you. The map also displays data; such as the posted speed limit, your current speed, current time, distance to your destination, time left before you reach your destination, and your arrival time.
Note: You can continue to listen to a selected source while viewing the on-screen navigation map.
Lane Information & Signposts: The Jensen VX7010's navigation map offers helpful lane information and signpost guidance, along with junction view.
Audible Alerts: The Jensen VX7010 offers various audible alerts and functions to help you get to your destination safely.
Note: While navigating, other sources may be selected and listened to; such as AM/FM Tuner, CD, USB, iPod, & Bluetooth. The unit will mute the audio of the other source during navigation voice-prompts.
Where Am I?: This screen contains information about the current position (or approximately the last known position if GPS reception is not available) and a button to search for Car Repair, Health Agencies, Police, and Gas Stations around your area.
Find Destination: From the "Find" menu, you can select your destination by entering an address or selecting a place of interest (11,000,000 POIs), a location on the map or one of your Favorite destinations. You can also look up your recent destinations from Smart History, enter a coordinate, or use the location saved in a photo. iGO primo offers you several ways of choosing your destination:
|Browse Map||Select a point on the map for your destination by touching the screen.|
|Address||Enter a full address or a part of an address; for example a street name without a house number or the names of two intersecting streets. Or enter ZIP code only; this way you do not need to select the name of the city and the search for street names might be faster as well.|
|POIs||Search over 11 million POIs (points-of interest) by name, near you current location, along route, near your destination, or around a city.|
|Favorites||You can save your favorite addresses (like home & work) and POIs for quicker access the next time you are traveling.|
|History||The places that you have set as destinations in the past are automatically stored for easier access. Smart History suggests these previously used locations as destinations based on your navigation habits, using parameters like the current time of day, the day of week, and the current location.|
|Coordinates||Allows you to search your destination by longitude and latitude values.|
Route Calculation: The Jensen VX7010 calculates your route based on your Vehicle Type, Route Method, and Avoidances.
Detours & Alternatives: You can select "Route Alternative" to see the turn-list and map screen of four routes (Fastest/Shortest/Economical/Easy) with the selected route planning parameters, giving you the option to select which route to take. You can also choose to Detour around the road ahead, avoid a specific road, or around a section of the route.
Router Planner: The Route Planner feature lets you built your route using the list of destinations you have chosen. You can modify the list as you like (adding or removing a destination (waypoint), changing a final destination, or setting a new starting position.
Itinerary w/ Route Simulation: The Itinerary page displays turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route and the distance between turns. You can preview all the route information and simulate travel along a projected route.
Automatic Route Recalculation: The unit will automatically recalculate your route if you stray from the navigation unit's previously calculated route.
Trip Logs: Trip logs contain useful information about your trip. Trip logs can be saved manually when you reach your destination or automatically along your route. Trip log data includes; Start/End Time, Avg./Max. Speed, Total/Driving/Stopped Time, Total Distance, and Min./Max. Altitude.
Quick Menu: The Quick menu is a selection of controls and functions that are frequently needed during navigation; it can be opened directly from the Map screen. The content of the Quick Menu is fully customizable.
Off-Road Navigation: The difference between the on-road and off-road modes is the navigation itself. When you are on the Map screen with an off-road route, your position and heading is not aligned with the nearest road and there is no turn by turn navigation; just a recommended direction. You see a straight line drawn between your current position and the next destination to reach. The Turn Preview field in the top left corner shows an arrow with your bearing and the distance of the next destination.
Bluetooth Technology: The Jensen VX7010 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 Profiles:
Note: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the VX7010. 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 VX7010.
Hands-Free Communication (w/ external mic): The VX7010 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 received/dialed/missed calls.
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Jensen VX7010 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 VX7010. 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 Compatibility: The Jensen VX7010 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 VX7010 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 VX7010 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 VX7010 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|
|Max # of Files/Folders||1,500 total files/folders|
|Tags||MP3 ID3-tags, WMA-tags|
Search Functions: The VX7010 provides various search functions to find your music, videos, and photos.
Playback Functions: The Jensen VX7010 offers a variety of playback functions to enjoy your music, video, and photo files.
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 VX7010 navigation receiver supports connection to either Dock-connector or Lightning-connector Apple iPods and iPhones.
Note: Connecting your iPod/iPhone directly to the head unit via USB (using the cable that came with your device), bypasses the Apple device's DAC and utilizes the 24-bit DAC in the VX7010 for maximized sound quality. Using the optional jLink-USB cable from Jensen does not bypass the iPod/iPhone DAC, so you are limited to the DAC in your Apple device.
iPod/iPhone Control: The Jensen VX7010 offers music & video navigation, as well as display of song/artist information and battery charging.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Jensen VX7010 is "Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and support the following iPod/iPhone model features (6/17/2014):
|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||Phone||Audio|
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 available.
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.
Note: The tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.
Pandora App: The free Pandora App (either from iTunes Apps or Google Play) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Jensen VX7010 using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (iOS 5.0+) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your compatible mobile device 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 Jensen VX7010 provides control over the Pandora music service and displays Artist, Album, and Song information (including Album Art).
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 VX7010 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 SiriusXM.com for a complete list of subscription options & channel guide. Additional features of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
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 Discount Plan.
D/A Converter: The Jensen VX7010 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 VX7010 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 VX7010 are as follows:
6V/5Ch Preamp Outputs w/ Subwoofer Control: The Jensen VX7010 is equipped with five 6.0-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 VX7010'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 10-band EQ (31.5Hz, 62Hz, 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 2kHz, 4kHz, 8kHz, and 16kHz) from 0-20.
Audio Enhancements: The Jensen navigation receiver offers a variety of audio settings to enhance your listening experience in your vehicle.
Programmable Turn-on Volume: You can program the VX7010 to turn on with the volume at a preset level, instead of the same level as when the head unit was turned off last. This prevents possible speaker damage or a startling surprise when the receiver first turns on at a high volume level.
Beep Tones: An audible beep tone confirms each function selection. The beep tone can be disabled/enabled in the Setup Menu.
Dual AV Inputs: The Jensen VX7010 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 source.
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 VX7010 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 VX7010 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.
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Yes, the RDS text comes across and I can see the name of the song and artist. That being said it looks like Jensen has a bug in their scrolling. Once the line of data scrolls to the left and fills up the "buffer" it starts over at the right side so it appears jumpy when you have a long title/artist. I think it should scroll in a circular fashion, albeit that might be slow at times. [ Robert Apr 10, 2015 ]
Yes it does [ Joseph Apr 10, 2015 ]
Hello, I have not installed the radio in my car yet as I'm doing modifications on it. History from comparable radios you need to make sure you hit save whenever you make changes or they won't save. I will be installing soon and check this out. Keith [ KEITH Mar 18, 2015 ]
First ensure your time zone and date are correct. If both are and it is still adjusting incorrectly turn off radio data and set manually. from the Manual: CT ON/OFF - (Clock Time) When enabled the radio system clock is synchronized with broadcasters time signal setting the clock automatically. In some regions where daylight savings time is not adhered to, the system clock will be off by 1 hour. In these cases, set CT to OFF and manually set the clock. [ Karl Mar 18, 2015 ]
I haven't tried yet installed radio inmy motorcycle and haven't had bike out yet [ john Mar 17, 2015 ]
Sorry I didn't get it changed either, I just adjusted the time by one hour. I bet that customer service could help to figure it out... [ JAMES E Mar 17, 2015 ]
I have the same problem. Also my radio and navigation have different times always. [ William Mar 17, 2015 ]
Sorry my wife did it . Just followed screen . [ HAROLD A Mar 17, 2015 ]
Shirlee, read page 16 in the operating instructions manual. Bob [ Robert Mar 04, 2015 ]
Yes, you can adjust the angle of the screen when it comes out if you have a particular angle you prefer. I no longer have this radio, but I believe you hold down the button that makes the screen come out and go back in for a couple seconds, then you can adjust the screen by simultaneously holding that button with the screen out and twisting the dial [ Andrew Mar 03, 2015 ]
There isn't really a way to adjust the screen - it pops out to a preset angle that is nearly vertical with a slight tilt back. I find the screen is easy to see from my driver's seat, and I've never really thought of adjusting it. I'm about medium height. [ Nathan Mar 03, 2015 ]
Wish I could answer that for you, mine didn't work on arrival. I had to return it and opted for something else. [ patrick Mar 03, 2015 ]
Yes it has several positions. [ Peter Mar 03, 2015 ]
No, you cannot adjust the tilt. However it has a pretty good vewing angle. [ Robert Mar 03, 2015 ]
I will try these options thanks so much! [ Fiona_95 Mar 04, 2015 ]
Fiona, make sure you speak into the microphone. Also read Bluetooth instructions, page 60 in the instruction manual. Bob [ Robert Mar 04, 2015 ]
Try talking towards the micro-phone. Where did your tech install your micro-phone? [ Brandon Mar 03, 2015 ]
Sounds like you may have an issue with the microphone did you check to see if it is plugged in it so it may be faulty Mic. As far as the tilt option you can do so but you have to go into settings and adjust the tilt controls. Once you set how far you want the tilt to adjust it will then be saved and only tilt to that adjustment [ Joseph Mar 03, 2015 ]
No issues here. Make sure the included microphone is connected, and make sure it is positioned as close as you can get it to your head. I wired mine up near the sun visor on the driver A pillar and it seems to work okay there without being very noticeable or in my field of view. [ Nathan Mar 03, 2015 ]
I had the same issue. I repositioned the mic. Try different positions with the mic. I have mine hanging from my rear view mirror. [ Stephanie Mar 03, 2015 ]
Make sure the microphone is close to your head. Or plugged in at all for that matter. The installer may have not included it in your install. It has a clip or peel and stick mount with a cord that plugs into the back of the head unit. [ Peter Mar 03, 2015 ]
You probably need to move the microphone. I replaced the Jenson mike with an Electrovoice and it works considerably better [ Robert Mar 03, 2015 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Mar 03, 2015 ] Staff
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see if this will integrate. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Krissy Jan 20, 2015 ] Staff
Thank you for your reply, I had no idea that there was a micro SD card in the unit. After finding it and inserting it into a USB adapter then the computer I got an error message that it was experiencing an "irregular shutdown" and not to continue but to reinsert the SD card into the stereo unit and start up the navigation then go to the main menu and hit the exit button. Then to continue with the download on my computer. Only problem is, is that there is no "Exit" button to hit anywhere! I've e-mailed naviextra about a week ago and am still awaiting some help. Any more help? So far you've been of great assistance. [ Steve Jan 01, 2015 ]
OK, at home and checked into Toolbox for the Jensen. 1. You need to plug in your radio with a USB cord when the toolbox is open and it should find and ID the radio. 2. If you already installed the radio in the car, you can pop out the SD micro card from the radio, instert it into an SD micro card reader--most basically make the SD micro look like a regularly sized SD card. (Haven't doneit recently but believe you push in on the card slightly to release it. The SD micro card is tiny!! 2. You need to log into the Nav toolbox. If you have not created a user profile click on creating a user profile and complete that process. With that info and the SM micro readable by the toolbox, it will automatically register your radio. 3. There should be an updates button on the left. This will get the SD card updated with the latest software. It will know that this is a first time use and give you an update at no charge. Note: takes quite a while to update--about 10 minutes on my computer (different for others based on computer speed and web access speed.) It will tell you when it is done. 4. If you are still having problems, click on the help button on the toolbox home page. Most everything you need to do is described in the help file along with some youtube type videos, although they go through the process pretty quickly. Hope that helps. [ MELVIN L Jan 01, 2015 ]
Hey Steve, I believe I took the SD card out if the radio and put the Naviextras directly on it. (I can't remember if I had to unzip the files or run etc) once on the SD card you can put it back in the radio and follow the directions on the radio. Check google for better step by step. It has been a while since I did it. I do know it involved the using the SD card on the radio. I could never get the usb thumb drive to work for it. It works great for music though. I really like the unit! Also the SD card is located by the usb slot on the front of the radio. Good luck [ Kenny Dec 26, 2014 ]
Steve,I installed one in November and recall noting the instruction was not real clear on the download,but I got through it. Because of Christmas, I am not near my computer or I could ans your Q very specifically. I will respond with more detail next week, weds. In the mean time here is some help: 1) purpose of loading the Nav website is so you can get a one time map update of the maps loaded when the device was build and packaged. 2) the desktop link will know that you have one free update coming by virtue of your registration. 3) I though you had to have the 7010 out of the car and tha was the reason for the red card caution saying do this first, but then realized the micro SD card can be taken out of the radio and could be connected directly to a computer, of course with the appropriate card reader and probably a SD convertor that takes the microSD and allows it to be inserted like a regular SD card. So, if you can open the desktop software and find the update button, that is what you are looking for. Like I said, it will know the first is free. Btw, the update is state by state and relatively slow, so it will take a while--mine was over 10 minutes. When done, it will say so, but don't interrupt it before then. That's all the info I can provide, but will give you an addendum when I get home. I am very happy w/Jensen and all functions came up and working well-BU camera, XM link, Bluetooth to phone, and Nav functions. [ MELVIN L Dec 26, 2014 ]
My process:: There is a little tab above the USB symbol on the face plate of the receiver. Use your nail and pull the tab. You will then need to remove the mircoSD card from the unit by pushing in on it. Take the microSD card, insert into an SD card adapter and insert that into your SD card slot on your computer. You can then use the toolbox on your computer to back up your navigation system. You need to do this BEFORE you do anything else because if you lose the navigation data or it is somehow corrupted during updating, you will have to purchase it again. There is no way to get it back if it is corrupted if you do not have a backup saved to your toolbox. After you have backed it up, you can then use the update that is available to update your navigation data. After this is complete, you can back it up a second time with the updates that you just installed. After the updated backup in complete, you may safely remove the SD card from your computer, remove the microSD card from the adapter and reinsert the microSD card into your unit. At this time, your navigation data should be up to date based on the available free update. Hope this helped! [ Corinna Dec 26, 2014 ]
Now you should be able to open the software on your system. (it should have created a shortcut on your desktop, white icon with a gray X on it, or look for the software where you saved it to.) Once you open the software it will open a program that will help you install/update maps to the SD card. (make sure you take the SD card out of the Jensen VX7010 and then insert it into your computer so the software can find it.) From there you can navigate through the program to download and install maps. Good luck. [ Brandon Dec 26, 2014 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Dec 26, 2014 ] Staff
Sorry, don't know. We dont have XM in Alaska [ Cody Paul Dec 09, 2014 ]
Go to page 78 of the operating instructions. [ Robert Dec 06, 2014 ]
You will need a V200 Connect Vehicle Tuner. The ID will come with that Tuner. [ Keith Dec 06, 2014 ]
not sure i havent done that yet...but i think u need an adapteer in order to make that work...normally u just call sirius and they tell you where to find id or they find it for you [ troy Dec 06, 2014 ]
The xm ID is on the separate unit that you need to purchase from Sirius radio or Crutch. When you receive the unit the ID is on it. I think it's around $60.00 and hooks into the back of the Nav. Unit [ Joseph Dec 06, 2014 ]
Can you be a little more specific? The screen is about 6" top to bottom. [ Stephanie Nov 07, 2014 ]
The screen is 6 3/4 inch wide x 4 3/4 inch high x 3/8 thick. 4 3/8 of the screen protrude above the radio. I really enjoy mine, classiest thing in a 99 subaru forester. [ Thomas Nov 05, 2014 ]
I have a 99 Yukon Denali. The screen is 2.5 inches above the top of the dash. The screen goes 2.25 above the radio to the top of the dash. The screen is 4.75 inches above the top of the radio. and the screen is 5 inches high. [ Gerald Nov 05, 2014 ]
About 5 in [ brian Nov 04, 2014 ]
I's about 6 1/2" high. Neat feature is programmable tilt. You can adjust the tilt angle and it remembers the setting. That way, you can account for knobs/switches on the dash that might be covered when the screen deploys. Jk [ JAMES Nov 04, 2014 ]
Around 6", I haven't measured it, but this thing rocks. Works perfect, we are very happy with it. I installed it in a 40 foot Mountain Aire RV, it even lets me tell the system it is a Bus so it picks roads the bus can navigate on when it the GPS mode. Sound is exceptional.. [ Jim Nov 04, 2014 ]
On my chevy K3500 truck the screen is about 2 1/2 inches above the dash and about an inch above the top of the radio face. [ Kenny Nov 04, 2014 ]
about 8 inches [ DARRYL L Nov 04, 2014 ]
if your vehicile is a 2000 Dakota the screen covers both exhaust vents [ jimmy Nov 04, 2014 ]
I am not sure what you mean by mirroring. I am an apple iphone user. My iphone links to the VX7010 each time I get into the vehicle. [ Robert Oct 17, 2014 ]
I was not aware of this function. Thanks for mentioning it. You may want to ask a Crutchfield Advisor. They are very good. [ raed Oct 17, 2014 ]
I didn't know this had mirroring. Will have to look at it. My smart TV has it. And I have used it. Its a cool feature. [ Peter Oct 17, 2014 ]
I'm not sure what you mean by mirroring, but if you want to stream from your phone, or connect your phone to the unit, you just use bluetooth., Then you have to be in the BT settings in order to scroll the music as long as the phone BT is connected. The phone also connects automatically to the unit if you keep the BT on the phone after you turn the car on. [ Guest Oct 17, 2014 ]
I don't understand your question are you referring to the camera option? or are you talking about mirroring your phone with the system because you can't do anything except for your use your Bluetooth and copy your address book by syncing it with the system through system settings [ Joseph Oct 17, 2014 ]
The screen automatically opens every time you turn on the ignition, or even when you just turn on the battery. It also automatically closes everytime the battery/car is turned off. So just in case you forget to close it and you live in a city like me, it will close so no one will know it is fancy (i.e. no one will think to steal it- though I can't guarantee that, mine has not been messed with). It is a GREAT product. I am unbelievably happy I bought it. i use it constantly. It has ALOT of features that I didn't even know it had until I read the user manual. Which I wasnt even expecting to read, But it helped alot. Happy hunting! [ Corinna Oct 17, 2014 ]
Yes the screen opens whenever the unit is powered up. [ Tom Sep 15, 2014 ]
Only if you left the radio on after turning off your vehicle. The screen however, will close. Then when you start you car, the screen will open. But, if you turn the radio off before turning off your vehicle, the screen will remain closed wether your vehicle is on or off. However, there is a plus side as well, the screen can be closed while radio is turned on to keep it hidden and protected, if not using navigation. I hope this helps. [ Stephanie Sep 12, 2014 ]
The screen does come out every time you start the car and it closes every time you shut off the car. I'm not sure if there are any setting to change this. [ Brandon Sep 12, 2014 ]
The screen comes open when the ignition line goes to 12v. If the radio is off it stays closed [ Gerald Sep 12, 2014 ]
It always comes out, but you can hit the close button as soon as it starts to move and it will go back in. [ Ryan Sep 12, 2014 ]
It opens every time you turn on the ignition but you can push Display to close it if you want. [ Danielle Sep 12, 2014 ]
You can change the voice style. You can also adjust the volume level for each type of audio (i.e. GPS, Radio, Bluetooth, etc ALL have a section under "Volume" in the Settings section). They all start at 0 and you can range the volume start level from -6 to 6. I have the GPS at a 6 and the Bluetooth at a 6 because everything seems to be automatically quieter than the radio's default volume. [ Corinna Dec 26, 2014 ]
the audio is not completely muted by the GPS voice command. You can still hear the audio in the background but the sound is lowered [ Daniel Sep 03, 2014 ]
It does lower the volume of the listened source. You have the ability to adjust the volume of the vocal prompts over the source material as well. [ James Sep 02, 2014 ]
It does mute the audio to prompt you. You can adjust the verbosity level 3 times for less detailed directions during prompts. You also can adjust the speed warning from 0 to 130% of the speed limit. Nice feature. Pete. [ Peter Aug 31, 2014 ]
Mick, I just returned from a 200 mile trip using the Jensen. It works just like the Garmins that I have owned. The audio is muted when the nav wants to give you a message. It also tells you that you are speeding! Some of the other obvious things that Garmin put out front are hidden but they are in the manual. Current speed is behind a lower right icon. Press and hold! Good nav aid you just have to fool with it. Bob [ Robert Aug 30, 2014 ]
It does mute the volume when gps is giving commands. Eric [ ERIC Aug 30, 2014 ]
When using the GPS the audio does Mute unfortunately, Im not to crazy about it myself... But I can deal with it! It was nice though too have the lowered volume in my last truck, wish I had it now [ Joseph Aug 30, 2014 ]
Mick B This is an excellent radio but it does mute the music when you are using GPS . I have to check to see if there is a setting that it might have to change it. The other thing it does will tell you you are going to fast when you go over the posted speed limit. That's all the time with or without GPS. The VX7010 although is a excellent radio andGPS with blue tooth compatible with my note 2. I hope this helps . thanks Arnold [ Arnold Aug 30, 2014 ]
Yes the GPS does mute other audio sources when commands are given. I agree that this can be very annoying! You do have some control over how verbose the GPS will be, which can help, and you can also turn off extraneous GPS alerts (like speed warnings) if you wish. Hope this helps! [ Nathan Aug 30, 2014 ]
The audio stops when the gps is talki [ Alan Aug 30, 2014 ]
Hi Mick. If I remember correctly the audio gets muted which I don't mind because I have bumped up the volume all the way to 6 on the gps as you can do for individual components on it, and I still have a hard time hearing it. The audio on this unit sucks unfortunately. I have an amp that I want to install, but haven't gotten around to it yet, since I still need a ground cable and I don't know if my leftover speaker wire will be enough. I used the radio with the top down on my car today and I could not hear a thing. The louder I turned it, the worst the speakers sounded. So I'm hoping the amp will fix that because this has been annoying me quite a bit. The component speakers were loud and clear with my old sony head unit though just to give you an idea. Other than that ,the unit seems to work fine so far. Unfortunately you also don't get any 3D buildings on the gps [ Guest Aug 30, 2014 ]
Scratch that, the music cuts out! I don't use the voice because it is pretty annoying... [ Andrew Aug 30, 2014 ]
When you are listening to music and using the GPS, the music will just lower it's volume when a GPS command is given, then raise back up to the original volume after the command has been given. And it's a great GPS by the way! It can be buggy at times, but a great value for the price! [ Andrew Aug 30, 2014 ]
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Aug 22, 2014 ] Staff
Thanks, did that and it works great. [ Steve Sep 01, 2014 ]
Yes...make sure that little tab in the battery compartment is on top of the battery and not under it. It's a really cheap design and that tab which is the positive side ends up next to the negative side which makes the remote useless as if there is no battery in it. I had the same problem and now works fine. [ Guest Aug 30, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Greg Jul 26, 2014 ] Staff
Press the small button on right side and the screen will retract. [ Steve Dec 25, 2014 ]
No. The screen can be closed when operating the radio. use the button marked open at the right side. [ Stephanie Nov 07, 2014 ]
No you cant make the screen stay in which is annoying. Going to be a problem down the road when motor wears out. I just try to time it and make it stay in when i turn ignition on. [ ERIC Aug 30, 2014 ]
You can hit the button and the screen will go back in and you can listen to the radio without it, but after a while you just give up and let it do its thing. But yes, you can do that after you start the car. I just leave it open while I'm driving because you still need to use the screen to change stations or move to the next song for example when using my usb stick. [ Guest Aug 30, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy Jul 22, 2014 ] Staff
How can I get this unit to output DVD video to a rear monitor while driving? I don't care about watching any sort of movies in the front, I got it for the kids. I don't see the point of having to be parked to have kids watch movies on a long trip. [ savedbyrask Mar 08, 2015 ]
Garmin and iGo are two completely different companies so their software will not blend. There are some POI programs on the internet that can make files that can be used, I would do a search. When you buy the unit it comes with "The latest Map Guarantee", what this means is that if a map update has come out between when it was made and when you bought it you will get the new map data for free. So you start out with the latest info unlike many other brands, Even my new car had 1 year old maps. Map updates from iGo are at Naviextras web site and cost around $70. Any system update for a fix or bug is free for life. [ CHRIS Sep 04, 2014 ]
You Get A Free Update In The First 90 Days From Purchase. Not Sure Of The Price After That [ Daniel Jul 21, 2014 ]
Have not had time to go over this [ Robert Jul 16, 2014 ]
I'm not sure if you can directly load points of interest from your old Garmin GPS to the built in GPS of this stereo, I would imagine you can not, since they are different brands of GPS. You will probably have to manually save your old points of interest onto this one. And I believe updates are free, it comes with a micro SD card you are supposed to use to update the GPS, via a computer I assume. I've actually had multiple Garmins before this GPS, and I have to say, the quality of this GPS really surprised me, I couldn't be happier. [ Andrew Jul 16, 2014 ]
No it's not free. The last time I checked for updting my GPS was $99.00 from Garmin themselves. But better safe than sorry about knowing you whereabouts fully. They're still updating with additional process of constant development of neighborhood(s). [ Edward Jul 16, 2014 ]