Disc & USB Playback
Volkswagen Compatible: The Kenwood DNX719VHD in-dash
navigation receiver is custom-designed to fit select 2006-2012 Volkswagen
additional housing kit will be required, but you still will need an OEM
integration harness. As always, please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle and which
specific installation accessories you will need to complete your installation.
|GTI ||2006-2010 |
|Jetta ||2011-2012 |
|Jetta GLI ||2006-2010|
6.95" Touchscreen Display (w/ Flick Scrolling): The Kenwood
DNX719VHD features a fixed 6.95" wide, 16:9 touchscreen display with a TFT active
matrix system. The screen has a resolution of 800 (H) x 480 (V) x RGB with
1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive
video graphics, making menu navigation easy. You can scroll screen lists by
simply flicking the screen up/down, or scroll screen pages by simply flicking
the screen right/left.
- Aspect Ratio: You can change the aspect ratio for video
playback. You can select from Full (16:9), Just (4:3 LB), or Normal (4:3),
or Auto (automatically selects to match incoming video signal)
- Picture Adjustment: You can adjust the unit's display
brightness, contrast, color, tint, sharpness, and black level to suit your
viewing needs during video playback.
- Custom Background Images: You can download a still
image (800 x 600) for use as the unit's background from a connected USB
- Custom Top Menu: The Top Menu screen (main menu)
features two rows of source & settings icons. The top row has 3 large icons
which can be accessed directly, while the bottom row has 12 smaller icons
which have to be scrolled through. You can customize the Top Menu by
selecting your three favorite source/settings icons as the top 3 icons.
Start Up Time: The Kenwood DNX719VHD has a start up time of
approximately 29.5 seconds from Off to the "Warning" screen. Once the "Warning"
screen appears, you can tap the "Agree" button on the head unit's touchscreen to
go instantly to the Navigation screen or press the "Menu" hard-key to access the
Multi-Language Display: For your convenience, this unit is
equipped with a multiple language display. You can select the language which is
best suited to your first language; English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Split Screen AV Control: The DNX719VHD's screen views can be
easily toggled from one to another simply be touching the screen or appropriate
button. The Split Screen AV Control mode divides the screen into two screens,
with navigation on the left and a control window on the right. With this
Picture-in-Picture type function, the head unit can now display the navigation
map screen and basic playback controls for the source screens (or rear-view
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent the display of video
while the vehicle is in motion, the light green wire (within 22-pin harness) must
be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. You cannot view
video unless your vehicle's parking brake is engaged. If you attempt to view
video without the parking brake engaged, the unit's LCD touchscreen will simply
display a blue screen and "Parking Off". While your vehicle is in motion
(parking brake off), you can still view all of the head unit's menu
screens/settings, source information, metadata, album artwork, and the
navigation on-screen map.
Front-Panel Controls w/ Variable Color Illumination: In
addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons
along on either side of the screen. You can adjust the head
unit's button illumination from the following preset colors - Blue, Purple, Sky
Blue, Aqua, Yellow, Green, Amber, Red, Pink, White or Scan (Scans through all
preset colors). You can also select a custom "User" color that is adjusted
between Red, Green, and Blue (values range: 0-31). You can save up to 3 custom
color presets. The Eject and Kenwood logo remain red, regardless of variable
color illumination setting.
Dimmer: The dimmer function will dim this unit's display and
button illumination automatically when the vehicle light switch is turned On
when you connect orange/white Illumination wire of this player's harness. You
can also manually dim the unit's display and button illumination.
Security Indicator: The Security Indicator feature helps to
protect the Kenwood DNX719VHD against theft. Turning this function "On" allows
the security indicator light (red) on the front-panel of the head unit to flash
when your vehicle's ignition is off.
Garmin/NAVTEQ Navigation: With
built-in Garmin navigation software and NAVTEQ map data (CN North America NT
2012), the Kenwood DNX719VHD features on-screen maps of the United
States, Canada and Puerto Rico - which includes over 6 million Points of
Interest. You can follow calculated on-screen routes to your destination using
the head unit's built-in navigation software. As you travel, the DNX719VHD's
navigation system guides you to your destination with audible & visual
Note: Car navigation maps are frequently updated. While
this 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.
Software/Map Data Updates: When the preloaded maps are
considered out of date, the DNX719VHD will provide periodic notification at
startup. Garmin software and map updates can be downloaded as required, via
microSD memory card. To find a software or map update, please go towww.garmin.com/kenwood.
Note: The unit's microSD-card slot is located on the
front-panel hidden behind a flip-out cover (labeled MicroSD). The
microSD-card slot is only used for software and map updates. It cannot
be used for playback of media files from an microSD memory card.
GPS Receiver/Antenna: The Kenwood DNX719VHD employs
a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that is forgiving of less than optimal antenna
placement, giving you additional placement options. The included GPS antenna features a magnetic base and an attached 16.5'
cable terminated by a proprietary plug which connects to GPS-ANT input on the
back of the head unit. The unit also comes supplied with a self-adhesive
magnetic base if you are having trouble finding a flat metal surface to mount
the antenna. The GPS antenna can be mounted inside the vehicle (on the dash) or
outside the vehicle (on the roof or trunk). The GPS antenna measures 1.3125"
(w) x 0.5625" (h) x 1.4375" (d).
The self-adhesive magnetic base measure 2.0625" (w) x 2.0625" (d).
- Update Rate: 1/second, continuous
- Position Accuracy: <6 meters, typical
Note: The first time you turn on this unit, you must wait while
the system acquires satellite signals for the first time. This process could
take up to several minutes. Make sure your vehicle is outdoors in an open
area away from tall building and trees for fastest acquisition. After the
system acquires satellites for the first time, it will acquire satellites
quickly each time thereafter.
On-Screen Map: As you travel, the DNX719VHD guides you to
your destination with voice prompts, arrows on the map, and directions at the
top of the map. The upper-left corner indicates the distance to your next
maneuver, If you depart from the original route, the navigation system
recalculates the route and provides new directions. Your route is marked with a
magenta line, while your vehicle is marked by a red arrow on the screen, and
checkered flag marks your destination. You can adjust the following map
- Map Detail: You can adjust the amount of detail shown
on the map screen. More detail may cause the map to be slower.
- 2D/3D Map View: 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).
- Vehicle Type: You can change the icon (arrow, car, jeep, RV) used
to display your position on the map.
- Color Mode: Select between Day
(for a bright background), Night (for a black background) or Auto (to
automatically switch between the two) for the on-screen map.
Text-To-Speech Voice Prompts: The
unit's text-to-speech voices "read and speak" the same words that are displayed
on the unit's screens. The voices have an extensive vocabulary and they
pronounce the street names as you approach turns. Voice prompts can heard from
both of your front speakers, only the left front speaker, or only the right
front speaker. You can independently adjust the volume (0-35) of the voice
prompts without affecting the main volume. The unit only offers English voice prompts
in a male or female voice.
Note: You can continue to listen to your music source while
navigating. The DNX719VHD will mute the music source, when there is a
text-to-speech voice prompt. Once the voice prompt has ended, your music
volume will automatically raise to previous setting.
Lane Assist with Photo Real Junction View: The Lane Assist
function guides you to the appropriate lane you should be in for upcoming
junctions and interchanges, while Photo Real Junction View displays a realistic
view of upcoming road details facilitating a safer navigation experience.
NAVTEQ Traffic: NAVTEQ Traffic receives traffic information
that is broadcast over the FM Radio Data System. The free FM TMC subscription
activates automatically after the navigation system acquires satellite signals
while receiving traffic signals from the service provider. NAVTEQ Traffic
provides real-time traffic data for over 90 major cities in North America,
including the United States and Canada. If traffic is congested up ahead or there
is a road closure,
the navigation system will automatically re-navigate the route to show you how
to get to your destination, quickly and easily. Alternatively, in manual mode,
the system will add delay time to your trip so you can decide to avoid or
continue on your current route. When the unit is receiving traffic information,
a traffic icon appears in the upper-left corner of the Map page. The traffic
icon changes color to indicate the severity of traffic conditions on your route
or on the road you are currently traveling.
|Green||Low severity||Traffic is flowing normally|
|Yellow||Medium severity||Traffic slightly congested|
|Red||High Severity||Traffic is heavily congested or
|Gray||No data||Traffic data has not updated|
Note: NAVTEQ includes a
lifetime service subscription. Because NAVTEQ traffic is subsidized by
unobtrusive pop-up advertising there is no subscription fees.
Where Am I?: The "Where Am I?"
feature gives you instant access to important information in case of an
emergency. When you select "Where Am I?" from the menu, you get the coordinates
(including elevation) of your current position, plus the nearest address and
intersections. There are also menus to help you locate the nearest hospitals,
police stations, gas stations, and roadside assistance. You can also save the
location for future reference.
Where To? Screen: The Where To? screen provides several
different categories for you to use when searching for addresses, cities, and
other locations. The detailed map loaded in the navigation system also contains
millions of points of interest to choose from.
|Browse Map||Allows you to search for a destination by
touching and dragging the map.|
|Go Home||Store one home location to allow you to calculate
a route home from any current location.|
|Address||Input your destination address by house number,
street, and city.|
|Cities||Allows you to search by city's name.|
|Intersection||Allows you to search where to streets
|Points-of-Interest||Allows you to search for over 6-millions points
of interest in the following categories: Food, Fuel, Transit,
Lodging, Shopping, Bank/ATM, Parking, Entertainment,
Recreation, Attractions, Hospitals, Community, or Auto Services. The
"Spell Name" feature allows you to enter a point of interest by
|Favorites||You can save all of your favorite places in the
navigation system, so you can quickly navigate to them later.|
|Routes||Allows you to select from previously created
|Recently Found||Choose from one of your 50 most recent
destinations or waypoints.|
|Phone #||Allows you to search your destination by entering
the place's phone number.|
|Coordinates||Allows you to search your destination by
longitude and latitude values.|
|Extras||You can manually load custom points of interest
(POI) databases, available from various companies on the Internet.
Some custom POI databases contain alert information for points such
as safety cameras and school zones. The navigation system can notify
you when you approach one of these points (Proximity Alert). You can
download the custom POIs onto a USB mass storage class device.|
Search Modes: The navigation system
automatically searches for places near your current location. You can also
choose to have the DNX719VHD search for places in a different city, a recent
destination, a favorite destination, projected destination, or along your
Multiple Destination Routing (Via Points): You can add
intermediate destination points (via points) to your routes as you create
it. You can also add points to your route after its been created when you go
to edit the route. You can program up to 500 via points for long trips.
Route Preference: Selects the
preference for your calculation between Faster Time, Shorter Distance, Less
Fuel, or Off Road.
Avoidance Setup: This feature
allows you to enter specific areas and roads to avoid in your routes. You can
choose to avoid U-Turns, Highways, Toll Roads, Traffic, Ferries, Carpool Lanes,
or Unpaved Roads. You can also pick specific roads or areas to avoid.
Safe Mode: Safe Mode disables all
navigation system functions when the vehicle's parking break is disengaged, that
require significant operator attention and could become a distraction while
driving. You will need to engage the parking brake to enter addresses or other
advance navigation functions when you have the unit set to Safe Mode.
Turn Pages: The following pages
help guide you along the turns of your calculated route.
- Turn-List: When you are
navigating a route, the Turn List page displays turn-by-turn instructions
for your entire route and the distance between turns.
- Next Turn: When you are
navigating a route, the Next Turn page shows the turn on the map and the
distance and time left before you reach the turn.
Trends: The DNX719VHD has the ability to recall frequent
destinations and historic traffic information to help calculate your route
- myTrends: The myTrends feature senses when you are
driving to a common destination and displays the destination and estimated
time of travel in the navigation bar on the map. myTrends does not work when
you first begin using your navigation system. To effectively use the
myTrends feature, your frequent destinations must be marked as favorites,
and a regular pattern of driving habits must be established with three days
of regular driving usage.
- trafficTrends: When the trafficTrends feature is
enabled, the navigation system uses historic traffic information to
calculate more efficient routes. Different routes may be calculated based on
traffic trends for the day of the week or based on the time of day.
Auto Reroute: If you happen to
depart from your original route, the internal navigation system recalculates the
route and provides new route instructions.
Detour: You can also select a specific area
to detour around. The navigation system will
attempt to get you back on your original route as quickly as possible, after
calculating a detour. If the route you are currently taking is the only
reasonable option, the DNX719VHD might not calculate a detour.
Trip Log: The Trip Log creates a
bread crumb trail (trip log) of your movement. At any time the entire track log
can be displayed on the map. You can also reset the track log whenever you like.
Trip Computer: The trip computer
shows current speed, current direction, distance to destination, total distance
traveled, average speed (including stopped time), average speed while moving,
maximum speed, total trip time, total moving time, and stopped time. You can
reset just the maximum speed or reset the entire trip computer at once.
Speed Limit Icon: A speed limit icon may appear as you travel
on major roadways. This icon displays the current speed limit of the roadway. The
unit's speed limit icon feature is for information only and does not replace the
driver's responsibility to abide by all posed speed limit signs and to use safe
driving judgment at all times.
ecoRoute: The ecoRoute feature
calculates your vehicle's fuel economy, carbon footprint, the fuel price of
navigating to your destination, and offers tools for improving fuel efficiency.
The first time you access the ecoRoute features, you will be asked to enter fuel
and mileage information (Fuel Type, City Fuel MPG, HWY Fuel MPG, Fuel Price) about your
- Fuel Report: If you have
entered your vehicle profiles and the current fuel price, the DNX719VHD
calculates fuel used, the average fuel economy for your vehicle, your carbon
footprint, and the cost of the fuel consumed.
- ecoChallenge Tool: The
ecoChallenge tool helps you maximize your fuel economy by scoring your
driving habits. The higher your overall score for a driving challenge, the
more fuel you could save. You overall score is the average of these 3
- Speed: gain points for driving at the best speed
for conserving fuel, which is 45-60mph for most vehicles
- Acceleration: gain points
for gradual acceleration; lose points for rapid acceleration
- Braking: gain points for
gradual braking; lose points for hard braking
- Mileage Report: Mileage
reports provide the distance, the time, the average fuel economy, and the
fuel cost of navigation to a destination. A mileage report (up to 20) is created for
every route that you drive. If you stop a route on your navigation system, a
mileage report is created for the distance you traveled.
- Less Fuel Routes: The Less
Fuel route is calculated based on speed limit and acceleration data.
Note: The data provide by the
ecoRoute feature is only an estimate. The data is not actually read from
Tools: The DNX719VHD offers tools you
can use as you travel:
- World Clock: The world clock
allows you to display the current time for four locations throughout the
world. You can also display a map of the world showing which portions are in
daylight and which are in darkness.
- Calculator: The calculator
allows you to perform simple arithmetic.
Bluetooth Technology (powered by Parrot): The Kenwood
DNX719VHD features built-in 2.4GHz Bluetooth technology (version 3.0)
powered by Parrot. The Kenwood DNX719VHD's built-in Bluetooth technology
promotes safe driving habits by allowing you to have a hands-free conversation
while driving, without the need to hold a phone to your ear. Your Bluetooth
enabled phone can be kept in your purse, pocket, or glovebox - while you
communicate through the Kenwood navigation-multimedia receiver.
Bluetooth Profiles: In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. The DNX719VHD is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free
Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access
Profile), SYNC (Synchronization Profile)
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
- Pandora Control (via Android or BlackBerry): SPP
(Serial Port Profile)
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some
Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may
not support all features when used with the Kenwood DNX719VHD. VisitKenwood's Support Site
for a complete list of compatible Bluetooth enabled phones
Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone must be paired
with the DNX719VHD before hands-free operation. You can register up to five
Bluetooth enabled cell-phones with the Kenwood head unit (only one paired phone
can be used at a time).
External Microphone: The Kenwood DNX719VHD includes
an external microphone to carry on your side of your phone conversation and
voice command dialing. The external wired microphone offers improved audio
quality versus an integrated microphone, so you can be heard easier over noisy
traffic and road noise. The external microphone features an attached 10' cable
terminated by a right-angle 3.5mm connector which plugs into the mic input on
the rear-panel of the head unit. The microphone offers an integrated mounting
bracket which can be clipped to your vehicle's sun-visor or taped to your dash.
The external microphone measures 0.525" (diameter) x 1.485" (depth). This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The head unit supports
Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. The
controls of the DNX719VHD can be used to dial a number, answer an in-coming
call, or end a call. The unit also features an external microphone (featuring
adjustable gain), so you can carry on your side of the conversation while
listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers. During a conversation,
you can switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone)
and the Hands Free Mode.
- Answering a Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone
will be heard through your vehicle's speaker and the caller's name or phone
number will be displayed. You can answer the call from the head unit's
front-panel controls, or setup the head unit to automatically answer the
incoming call immediately or after 1-99 seconds. The DNX719VHD also
supports the Call Waiting function, so you can answer another incoming call
while suspending the current call you are on. Your compatible cell-phone must also
support this feature.
- Dialing a Number: Using the DNX719VHD, you can dial a
phone number in one of the following ways:
- Entering a Phone Number: Allows you to directly
dial a phone number up to 32 digits from the head unit's touchscreen.
The vehicle's parking brake must be engaged to directly dial a number.
- Speed (Preset) Dialing: Allows you to register up
to 6 phone numbers for quick dialing. The preset numbers can be accessed
from the head unit's touchscreen.
- Phone Book: You can dial by using the downloaded
phone book. You can download phone book data from your cell phone to the
DNX719VHD. Up to 600 numbers can be stored for each registered cell
phone. Each number can be up to 32 digits long and each name can be up
to 50 characters long. You can sort your Phonebook alphabetically
(A-Z) by the contact's name.
- Call Log: The Call Log is a list of calls that have
originated from and were received by this unit that you can dial. You
can select Outgoing, Incoming, or Missed calls.
- Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice
recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into
the included microphone.
- POI Dialing: From the navigation unit's POI search menu, you
can select on a specific point-of-interest, and if it includes a phone
#, you can dial the number simply by pressing the "Call" icon on the
head unit's touchscreen.
Note: While your vehicle is moving, some Bluetooth hands-free
communication functions are disable for safety reasons. The keys associated
with the disabled functions become ineffective if touched. To access the
function, the vehicle must be in Park with the parking brake engaged.
SMS (Short Message Service): You can wirelessly download an
SMS arrived at your cell-phone so that it can be read on the Bluetooth connected
Kenwood head unit. Up to 149 already read and unread short messages can be
downloaded. You can reply to a SMS by using the head unit's touchscreen to enter
alphanumeric text. There is a limited amount of text that can be downloaded or
entered. Your cell-phone must support SMS via Bluetooth for this feature to
function. Do not read incoming SMS or reply to SMS while
Wireless Audio Streaming: The Kenwood DNX719VHD also
supports wireless audio playback (AD2P) and control (AVRCP) of a Bluetooth
enabled audio player or smartphone. The DNX719VHD will be able to control basic
playback functions of your Bluetooth device's stored music; such as Play/Pause,
Next/Previous Track, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Random/Repeat. The head unit will
also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name and
Song/Album title. The DNX719VHD also supports audio streaming of music apps
Slacker), but without control or metadata. You will continue to use your
Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming music apps. 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.
Note: The iPhone 5 only offers Bluetooth audio streaming
without control or metadata display.
Bluetooth Detailed Settings: The DNX719VHD offers the
following Bluetooth Detailed Settings, so you can configure the unit to suit
- Call Beep: You can choose to output a beep from your
vehicle's speaker's when a call comes in, or you can turn this function off.
- Speaker Output: You can select whether the call
beep/caller's voice and streaming audio is heard through only the front
speakers or all speakers.
- Mic Level: Adjusts the volume of the external
- NR Level: Reduces the noises generated by the
surrounding environment without changing the mic volume.
- EC Level: Adjusts the level of echo cancellation.
Disc & USB Playback
Compatible Discs: The Kenwood DNX719VHD supports playback
of DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-Text, CD-R/RW, DTS-CD, and VCD
discs. The unit supports MPEG-1/MPEG-2 video files recorded on to DVD-R/RW and
DVD+R/RW discs. It also supports playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV music files
loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW disc.
USB Port: The Kenwood DNX719VHD features a rear-panel
Full-Speed 2.0 USB type-A port (attached to the unit's rear-chassis by a 39"
cable) for connection and control of a portable USB mass-storage class (MSC)
device; such as your Android smartphone, portable digital audio player, or USB
thumbdrive. The USB port enables playback of MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV audio files;
as well as JPEG still-picture files stored on a compatible USB memory device.
The DNX719VHD also supports video playback of MPEG1/MPEG2 video files from a
connected portable USB MSC device. USB portable audio devices that can be
charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the navigation receiver's USB port
(5V/1A), and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
File Compatibility: The Kenwood DNX719VHD 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 or
|File System||ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet,
Romeo, Long File Name||FAT 16/32|
|Playable File Types||Audio||MP3:
bit rate of 8-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 8-48kHz|
WMA: bit rate of 5-320kbps w/ sampling rates of
AAC: bit rate of 16-320kbps w/ sampling rates of 32-48kHz
WAV: bit rate of 16-bit w/ sampling rate of 44.1kHz
352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to720x576 (4.0Mbps)|
MPEG-2: 352x240 to 720x480 or 352x280 to 720x576
32x32 to 8192x7680 pixels|
|Maximum # of Folders/Files||250 folders/5,000
files (999 files per folder)|
|Tags||MP3 ID3-tags (ver.
1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4), WMA-tags, AAC-tags, and WAV-tags|
Dolby Digital/DTS: The DNX719VHD supports playback of Dolby
Digital and DTS 2.0 DVD discs and will convert multi-channel Dolby Digital
sources to 2-channel.
Folder/Track List: The Folder/Track List allows you to
search folders and audio/video/picture files stored on a disc.
Playback Screen: During DVD playback, you can control
certain operations simply by touching an area of the screen. The touchscreen has
4 functions areas. You can touch the left of the screen to start the current
chapter over, or the right of the screen to skip to the next chapter. Pressing
the top center of the screen activates the DVD disc menu control buttons, while
pressing the bottom center activates the source control screen.
Zoom: The DNX719VHD features a 3 level zoom when playing back
video and still images.
Parental Control: Parental Control allows you to restrict
DVD playback according to a predetermined level. You can select a parental
control rating from 0-8, which is protected by a 4-digit password.
Firmware Updates (via USB): The unit's operating system is
updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood's support site. Firmware
downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices
and emerging technologies. Firmware/software updates can be downloaded onto a
USB thumbdrive from your computer and then inserted into the head unit's USB
port and uploaded.
Built-In HD Tuner: With its built-in HD Radio tuner, you can
receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio
significantly improves AM/FM audio quality and reception, as well as includes
information such as artist name and song titles or traffic news, viewable on the
receiver's display. HD Radio Technology will deliver high-quality digital sound.
AM digital will have FM-like quality in stereo (70dB SN @ 40-15kHz), while FM
digital will have CD-like quality (70 dB SN @ 20-20kHz) with static free and
clear reception. The unit's built-in HD Radio tuner allows analog AM/FM tuning
- Seek Modes: You can choose one of three seek modes: Auto 1
(seek tuning), Auto 2 (cycles through and tunes the selected band's preset
stations only with each button press), or Manual. You can also setup the DNX719VHD to search only
HD Radio stations.
- Tuner Presets: The DNX719VHD's tuner features 3 FM banks
(1, 2, 3) and 1 AM bank for storing presets. The Kenwood DNX719VHD offers two
preset modes. You can store 6 presets for each AM/FM bank
giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 6 AM presets (total of 24). Not only does the navigation receiver's tuner
allow you manually enter your desired presets you can choose to have the unit
automatically put stations with good reception in the memory banks
automatically; this is a handy feature when traveling.
- Direct Access Tuning: You can directly access an AM/FM
station by entering in the frequency number using the include wireless remote
- Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with
HD Radio broadcasting it is possible to choose from up to 3 multicast programs
(HD1 to HD3, and analog).
- Station Text + Album Art: AM/FM digital stations can offer
text and data such as artist names and song titles. The DNX69900HD also supports
Album Art from select HD Radio stations.
- iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's
information (tag) from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct
connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in
iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the
songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50 songs.
Note: HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM
broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting
their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go
to HDRadio.com to
check for HD Radio stations in your area.
Pandora Internet Radio Control: The Kenwood DNX719VHD lets you
playback and control the Pandora Internet Radio music service that is being
streamed to your Apple iPhone, Android smartphone, or BlackBerry. While
providing control over the Pandora music service, the DNX719VHD also displays
Artist name, Album Art, and Song title. You can select Pandora stations from
your station list; you can sort the station list by date or alphabetically
(A-Z). You can also skip song tracks within a station. In addition, you can also
give songs a thumbs up/down and bookmark songs/artists.
- Pandora App for iPhone: The Kenwood DNX719VHD lets you
playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed to your connected Apple
iPhone, via the Kenwood KCA-iP202 USB/iPod connector cable (sold
separately). To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS3 or later)
with the latest version of the
from the Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active Data Plan
account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. You will also
need a Pandora music service account.
- Pandora via Android or BlackBerry: The Kenwood DNX719VHD
also lets you playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your
Android or BlackBerry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection
required). Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest
version of the Pandora App from the
Android Market or the
BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must also be
Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP/SPP certified and will need an active Data Plan account
with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In addition, you will
need an active Pandora music service account.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
Aha Radio App: The Kenwood navigation receiver offers
compatibility with the free Aha Radio app for iPhone and Android smartphone. Aha
Radio provides you with up to the minute content made available from the
convenience of Kenwood's touchscreen interface. Listen to the latest Facebook
updates or Tweets from your friends. Listen to thousands of stations that
include internet radio, podcasts, and audiobooks. Receive traffic information,
restaurants and coffee locations personalized to you instantly, safely, and
- Aha Radio for iPhone: The Kenwood DNX719VHD provides
complete access to your Aha Radio account using your iPhone, via the head
unit's USB port. To access Pandora you must have an Apple iPhone (iOS 4.3 or
later) with the latest version of the free
Aha Radio app from Apple's iTunes App Store.
- Aha Radio for Android: The DNX719VHD also lets you
playback and control Aha Radio streamed from your Android smartphone (2.2+),
via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). To access Aha Radio from
the Kenwood head unit, your Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone must have
the latest version of the free
Aha Radio App from the Google Play store. Your Android smartphone must
support A2DP, AVRCP, and SPP Bluetooth profiles.
Note: Your iPhone or Android smartphone will need an
active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or
WiFi. You will also need an
Aha Radio account. Access to the Aha Radio will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone to connect to the Internet.
SiriusXM Ready: The Kenwood DNX719VHD comes ready for SiriusXM
programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its
proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optionalSXV200V1
SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
All Access" package (subscription required). VisitSiriusXM.com
for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features
of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Channel list displays a list of all available channels
- Category Search searches for channels in a certain category
- Displayed Information such as Channel Name, Channel Logo, Artist Name, & Song Title
can be viewed on the head unit's LCD
- Up to 24 SiriusXM Satellite Radio station presets
- Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay function, so you can pause, rewind,
and replay up to 30 minutes of live content
- GameAlert will display an on-screen message if your favorite teams'
games are being broadcast
- Song/Artist Alert notifies when your favorite songs or artists are being
broadcast on any SiriusXM station
- iTunes Tagging lets you 'tag' songs you hear on SiriusXM and stores the
info on your iPod/iPhone (connected to your head unit via USB), so the next
time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes you will be able to preview your
selections, purchase songs, and download them directly from iTunes
- Channels containing unsuitable content for children can be blocked
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.
iPod/iPhone Connectivity: The Kenwood DNX719VHD's rear-panel
USB (type-A) port and rear-panel 3.5mm AV-IN2 input allow you to connect your Apple
iPod/iPhone using the Kenwood KCA-iP202 iPod cable
sold separately). If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or
iPhone 5; you will also need the Apple Lightning to 30-pin adapter (sold
separately) in order to make connection with the Kenwood iPod cable. The unit's USB port handles the control, metadata display, and
charging of your iPod/iPhone. You can navigate through your music and video files
using the head unit's touchscreen controls and view song and movie info on its
display, while your iPod/iPhone charges. The 3.5mm AV input handles audio and
video transfer from your iPod/iPhone to the Kenwood DNX719VHD. By using the
Auxiliary input, the music travels to the receiver as an analog signal, so you
can even play the Digital-Rights-Protected files you've stored on your
iPod/iPhone. The unit's rear-panel AV-IN2 input must be set to "iPod"
in order to playback audio/video from your connected iPod/iPhone. Video can only
be displayed while the vehicle is in park.
Note: The DNX719VHD does not support the standard iPod/USB
dock cable that comes with your iPod/iPhone.
iPod Control: You can choose to control your connected iPod/iPhone from
the head unit, from the iPod/iPhone's clickwheel or touchscreen, or from select
apps streamed to your iPhone.
- Head Unit Control Mode: The Kenwood head unit allows you to navigate
your iPod's music library by Playlist, Artists, Album, Genre, Composer,
Song, Podcast, or Audiobook. Your iPod's video library can be searched by
Video Playlist, Movie, Music Video, TV Show, Video Podcast, Rented Movie, or
iTunesU. You can then search each of these categories alphabetically (A-Z) using the head unit's
touchscreen slider function. You can even search your iPod's music library
by Album Art and create a Favorite List, which contains an
original playlist of your favorite 10 albums. In addition, the head
unit offers Link Search, which allows you to play songs related to
the currently playing song. Link Search lets the head unit create an
album list of the currently playing artist, a song list of the currently
playing album, a artist list of the currently playing genre, or a album list
of currently playing composer. You can also
select Random & Repeat functions for a certain song or
- iPod/App Control Mode: The iPod/App control mode allows
you to control stored audio/video content from your connected iPod/iPhone's
clickwheel or touchscreen. This is very useful for the person riding in your
passenger seat. The iPod/App mode also lets you listen to your favorite
music apps, such as
Slacker streamed to your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Kenwood head
unit and your vehicle's speakers. You can even watch video on the Kenwood
Navigation receiver's touchscreen from streaming movie apps, such as
Netflix & YouTube, downloaded on your iPhone 4/4S (iOS 4.0+).
The App Mode's video
functions can only be accessed when the vehicle is in park and the
hand-brake is fully engaged. Not all apps will be compatible with App Mode
and App Mode will provide only limited (basic), if any, control over the
app. Available controls may include - Play/Pause & Skip Previous/Next.
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications
will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for
purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
iPod/iPhone Display: The Kenwood DNX719VHD will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information when you are controlling your iPod or
iPhone from the Kenwood multimedia head unit. The head unit will display Track
number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name, Song title, and Album label. The unit
will also display Album Art. If you choose to operate your connected iPod/iPhone
in iPod/App Control Mode, the DNX719VHD will not display your
iPod/iPhone's music information (the head unit will instead display 'iPhone App
Mode + Parking Off').
iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A 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 Kenwood DNX719VHD is
"Made for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features when used with the required Kenwood KCA-iP202 iPod cable (as of
|iPod/iPhone||Generation||Tested Version||Media Type||Control Type||Display Type||iTunes Tagging||Charge|
|Audio||Video||Head Unit||iPod/App||Pandora||Song/Artist Text||Track Info ||Album Art |
- *The iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), and iPhone 5 will
require both the Kenwood KCA-iP202 iPod cable and the Apple Lightning to
30-pin adapter (sold separately).
- 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.
Firmware Updates (via USB): The unit's operating system is
updateable via free downloadable software from Kenwood's support site. Firmware
downloads assist in maintaining system performance when using external devices
and emerging technologies. Firmware/software updates can be downloaded onto a
USB thumbdrive from your computer and then inserted into the head unit's USB
port and uploaded. Go to Kenwood's
Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates.
24 Bit D/A Converter: The Kenwood DNX719VHD utilizes a
24-bit digital to analog converter for superior sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The Kenwood DNX719VHD is equipped with a
MOSFET amplifier. Compared to conventional power supplies, the MOSFET
amplification circuit is smaller and more efficient, and it delivers increased
power with less distortion and absolutely zero on/off switching noise. More
power means louder and cleaner music at higher volumes because you're not
pushing the limits of the amplification circuit. The power output specs for the
DNX719VHD are as follows:
- Full Bandwidth Power: 22 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Maximum Output Power: 50 watts x 4 channels
6ch/4V Preamp Outputs: The DNX719VHD features front, rear
and subwoofer 4.0-volt preamp outputs. The front and rear speaker preamp outputs
are balance and fade adjustable. The subwoofer preamp output is non-fading. The
front, rear, and subwoofer preamp outputs are fixed to the rear chassis of the
Front & Rear High-Pass Filter: The DNX719VHD features an
independent High-Pass Crossover for the front & rear channels when your front &
rear speakers are connected by the unit's speaker-outputs or preamp-outputs. You
can adjust the high-pass crossover from 'Through' (off), 40, 60, 80, 100, 120,
150, 180, or 220 Hz. The "Through" selection is a full-range setting. This
feature is very helpful when you have smaller-type speakers in the front and
larger-type speakers installed in the rear of the vehicle.
Subwoofer Controls: The Kenwood DNX719VHD offers the
following subwoofer controls, when you have the unit's subwoofer preamp output
- Low Pass Filter: The receiver features a built-in Low
Pass Filter control for the preamp-output, when the output is set to
Subwoofer. You can select from 50, 60, 80, Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, or 'Through'
- Subwoofer Phase: You can adjust the phase of the
subwoofer output between 180-degrees (Reverse) or 0-degrees (Normal).
- Subwoofer Level: Once the Subwoofer preamp output is
activated, you can independently control the subwoofer preamp output level
(-50 to +10) from the navigation receiver.
Speaker Type Setting: This feature tailors the DNX719VHD
according to the type of front speakers in your vehicle. You may select Standard
(for speakers with a general diameter), Narrow (for speakers with a small
diameter), Middle (for speakers with a medium diameter), or Wide (for speakers
with a large diameter).
Preset EQ: Eight EQ curves are preset into memory, allowing
you to recall the best preset EQ curve for different types of music. Each preset
has its own level settings for bass (100Hz), midrange (1kHz), and treble
(10kHz). You can choose from the following preset EQ curves - Rock, Pops, Easy,
Top 40, Jazz, Natural, Flat, and User.
EQ Pro: The DNX719VHD features independent Bass, Treble, and
Midrange control when the Preset EQ is in User mode. EQ Pro allows you to adjust
the following settings for the Bass, Treble and Mid frequency levels.
|Bass||40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, or
150 Hz||1.00, 1.25, 1.50, or 2.00||On/Off||-8 to +8|
|Midrange||0.5k, 1.0k, 1.5k, or 2.0k Hz||1.00 or 2.00||N/A|
|Treble||10.0k, 12.5k, 15.0k, or 17.5k Hz||N/A||N/A|
Loudness: This function enhances low and high frequencies to
make the sound clearer lower volumes. There are 3 levels (LV1, LV2, or Off).
Source Tone Memory: This feature allows you to store System
Q bass, middle and treble tone settings for each source (Disc, AM/FM, AV-IN1/2,
USB, iPod, Bluetooth Audio, and Pandora).
Volume Offset: The level of each source may be independently
adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one
source to another. The available settings range from -8 to 0 (-8 to +8 for Aux
Dynamic Range: The dynamic range can be adjusted by
selecting either Normal, Wide or Dialog. Dialog makes the total sound volume
become larger as compared with Wide and Normal, allowing you to listen to the
movie's dialogue more clearly. This is effective only on Dolby Digital software.
Key Beep: The in-dash multimedia head unit provides an
audible beep to confirm button operation. This function can be turned On or Off.
Dual A/V Inputs: The unit features two rear-panel 3.5mm AV
inputs for connecting external A/V sources. The optional Kenwood AV cable (113CAC3AV,
sold separately) provides composite video/stereo RCA audio inputs. You can label
each AV Input.
A/V Output (with Dual Zone): The unit features a set of
stereo RCA jacks and a composite video jack to output A/V signals to an optional
monitor and headphone system. The unit's A/V output can be set to Disc, Video,
iPod, or Off. You can adjust the volume of the 2nd Zone independently from 0 to
35. You can select between a 16:9, 4:3 LB, or 4:3 PS Aspect Ratio for the unit's
video output to match your connected monitor. You cannot select iPod as the A/V Output source
when you select Pandora as a main source in dual zone function.
Camera Input: The unit features a composite video input for
connecting an optional rear view camera, such as the Kenwood CMOS-210 (113CMOS210,
sold separately). The video from this connection can be set to display when
switched to this input, or display the rear view camera video automatically when
the vehicle is shifted into Reverse gear. The purple/white wire (in 22-pin
harness) must be connected to the vehicle's reverse lamp circuit for automatic
video switching. Automatic video switching takes approximately 1.5 seconds. You
can manually set the touchscreen to display both the navigation map and back-up
camera at the same time, when backing up. Audio from your music source will
continue playing, while the back-up camera is displayed.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input wire (blue/yellow) within the
included wiring harness that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering
wheel remote controls when used with an optional
steering wheel audio control adapter (sold separately). Please consult
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Optional Remote Control: The optional Kenwood KNA-RCDV331 IR
wireless remote control (113RCDV331,
sold separately) unit is designed to operate this Kenwood multimedia head unit.
The wireless remote controller operates off of two supplied "AAA" batteries. The
remote operates off of IR transmission so the KNA-RCDV331 must be pointed at the
front-panel of the Kenwood head unit within direct line of sight.