Detachable Motorized TFT LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The
KW-NT50HDT features a motorized 6.1" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 touchscreen monitor. The pixel resolution of the display is
336,960 (480 x 234 x RGB). The LCD serves as a video
monitor, system information display and touchscreen control panel. The unit has
a front-loading, disc-slot to make loading your disc easier because there is no
panel to slide or fold-down. You can detach the
touchscreen LCD monitor and place it in its supplied soft face case to prevent
Picture Adjust: Brightness, Contrast, Color, and Tint can
each be adjusted from -5 to +5 (during video playback).
Selectable Aspect Modes: You can choose from four aspect
modes for the in-dash display when viewing a still image or video:
- Regular: For 4:3 source material, 4:3 and 16:9 pictures
display with black bars on either side (16:9 images are compressed).
- Full: Expands 4:3 pictures horizontally to fill the
entire width of the screen, distorting the picture slightly but retaining
full image height.
- Zoom: Expands a 4:3 LB image to fill the screen.
- Auto: The correct aspect mode is automatically chosen
based on the incoming signal.
Wallpaper: You can select the display background from one of five
Hard-Key Controls: In addition to
the head unit's touchscreen monitor, the KW-NT50HDT features hard-key controls
along the left edge of the screen. The controls included a rotary knob and
Variable Button Illumination: The JVC KW-NT50HDT allows you to adjust the
unit's touchscreen and hard-key button illumination independently. It offers 7 color presets
(Blue, Aqua, Green, Yellow, Amber, Red, and Purple) for the hard-key button
illumination. Additionally, there is a user preset, allowing you to individually
adjust the intensity of Red, Green, and Blue from 0 to 31. There is also a
"Scan" setting which scans through all of the 7 available preset colors
continuously. The unit's touchscreen buttons can be set to either Blue, Aqua, Green, Yellow, Amber,
Red, Purple, or White.
Adjustable Dimmer: When the illumination
lead (orange/white) is connected and the dimmer set to Auto, the display will
dim automatically when you turn on your vehicle's lights. The dimmer can also be
set to Off (normal brightness at all times), On (display is always dimmed), or
Dimmer Time Set (you program the time for the dimmer to turn off and on). You
can also manually adjust the display brightness (-5 to +5).
Parking Brake Detection: To prevent displaying video
while the vehicle is in motion, the green wire in the supplied 16-pin harness
must be connected to the vehicle's parking brake detection circuit. While
the vehicle is in motion (parking brake
off), you can still view all of the other displays and menus.
2-DIN Chassis: The JVC KW-NT50HDT has a 2-DIN chassis (also known as
Double DIN), and will fit in many vehicles with a large dash
opening. The unit can be ISO-mounted using factory brackets, or Euro-mounted
using the supplied mounting sleeve.
Note: As always, please consult the
Car Selector to verify fit with your vehicle.
Built-In Navigation: The KW-NT50HDT
features a built-in GPS Navigation system with maps of the United States
(including Hawaii and Alaska), Canada, and Puerto Rico; powered by Google Maps. Map data is stored on the unit's flash memory and
the connected GPS antenna helps to pinpoint your vehicle's current location.
Once a destination is set, the unit provides turn-by-turn voice and visual guidance through
your vehicle's speakers and the unit's display monitor; using NAVTEQ navigation
3-Sensor Navigation: The JVC KW-NT50HDT is equipped with a
high-sensitivity WAAS capable GPS receiver (SiRFstarIII), Speed Pulse wire, and
Gyro sensor to calculate your vehicle's current location.
GPS Antenna: The KW-NT50HDT features a GPS antenna with a magnetic base
designed to mount to the exterior of your vehicle. The GPS antenna comes
supplied with a self-adhesive pad in case you cannot find a metal
surface to attach the antenna directly to.
Visual/Voice Guidance (with Text-to Speech): When you approach a turn, the KW-NT50HDT guides
you with voice guidance (Text-to-Speech) through your vehicle's front speakers
and visual indications on the KW-NT50HDT's screen. The unit offers 3 voice
guidance languages including English, Spanish and French; with adjustable volume
(0-20). The unit's voice guidance can be output from the Front, Left Front, or
Right Front speakers.
Map Views: The map scrolls automatically so that your position is
always at the center of the map. You can select from
different map views:
- 3D Map Heading Up: The map is
displayed in a "heading up" mode, and in a three-dimensional view. The
direction is displayed with a compass icon.
- 2D Heading Up: The map
rotates so that you are always displayed heading "upwards." The direction is
displayed with a compass icon.
- 2D North Up: The map view is
oriented with north "upwards," like normal paper maps. The direction you are
heading to is displayed at the upper right corner of the screen with an icon
such as "NE."
Night Map Mode: Night Map
Mode dims the map display when driving at night. You can turn this feature
On/Off or set to Auto so the map display dims when you turn on your vehicle's
headlights (the unit's illumination control lead connect is required for Auto
Magnified View: A magnified
map is displayed when approaching your next turn.
Lane Guidance: The KW-NT50HDT provides Lane Guidance to help
you along your route. The receiver uses the following color-codes to distinguish
what lane you should be in (within the next 3 miles) - Yellow (recommended lane), White (lane leading to
the destination), and Gray (not the lane for your destination).
Destination Search: The JVC KW-NT50HDT offers the following
Destination Search functions:
| Destination Search ||Description |
| Browse Map ||Select a point on the map for your destination by
touching the screen. |
| Home ||Register one point as your home address.
| Address ||Search by address using the unit's on-screen
| Favorites ||Register 100 of your favorite points so you can
easily navigate to them from anywhere at any time. |
| Previous ||Search from the history of previous destinations
and via points from the last 50 points. |
| 6,000,000 POIs (from
infoUSA) ||Name ||Search for points-of-interest by specific name using
the on-screen keyboard. |
|Category ||Search by the following POI categories - Gas Station,
Parking, Hotel, Restaurant, Grocery, Shopping, Electronics, Wireless
Carrier, Leisure, Entertainment, Travel, Car Rental, Car Dealer,
Auto Repair, Bank Pharmacy, Medical, Community. |
|Vicinity ||Search for POIs around the following places - your
current position, the position selected on the map, the destination,
or the route you are taking. |
| POI Assistance ||With the Street Director Assistant feature,
you can search P.O.I. data on your PC's Google Maps, and easily add to the unit
via an SD card. Once the SD/SDHC card is ejected, the imported POI cannot be
| Phone Number ||Search a destination by entering its telephone
number using the unit's on-screen keypad. |
| Coordinates ||Search by entering the latitude and
Note: Moving at a specific speed (6+ MPH) engages safety
measures in the navigation system to encourage safe driving. Only instantly
accessible points-of-interest and simple menu systems are accessible, unless
the car is stopped. Otherwise, an address cannot be entered (the keyboard is
disabled). The vehicle must be stopped and the parking brake will need to be
engaged to enable these functions.
Total Traffic+ HD Network: The KW-NT50HDT also includes free lifetime
subscription to Clear Channel's Total Traffic+ HD Network, which provides
real-time on-screen traffic updates; as well as News, Sports, and Weather
Information. Total Traffic+ HD Network delivers real-time traffic data for 100
metropolitan markets in the United States. Total Traffic+ HD Network provides
incident, event, construction, congestion, and impact information during your
travels. Using this real-time traffic data, the JVC KW-NT50HDT can automatically
calculate a new route when approaching a traffic event; saving you time and fuel
resources, and helping to alleviate roadway stress.
- Traffic List: The Total Traffic+ HD Network provides of a list of
traffic incidents in your local area so you can choose a preferred route
around these areas - even before you start navigating. While navigation is
active, you can even view all traffic incidents ahead on your desired route.
- Traffic Warnings: The KW-NT50HDT provides incident warnings for
traffic congestion, road construction, and weather hazards. Once a traffic
incident is selected, detailed information can be viewed about the exact
location and distance from your current position
- Traffic Alerts: Traffic alerts appear on-screen as you approach
incident locations. You can choose to reroute manually, continue your
current route, or have the KW-NT50HDT automatically reroute you around these
- Headline News: Information on National, World, Sports, and
Business news downloads automatically. Full news stories can also be
selected for reading on-screen.
- Sports Scores: You can look up scores from current national
- Weather Info: You can view local and national weather conditions
NewsService Journaline: NewsService Journaline delivers
hierarchically structured textual information, enabling you to easily and
immediately access traffic information you are most interested in from the JVC
in-dash navigation receiver. You can browse all received traffic information,
both program-related and program-independent textual information, and select
your favorite traffic news items.
Routing Preferences: You can select how the unit will
calculate your route by adjusting the following settings:
- Route Priority: You can select the unit to either calculate the
fastest timed route or shortest distant route.
- Route Avoidance: You can select to use or avoid the following
types of roads - Freeway, Toll Road, Ferry, or Bypass Traffic.
Via Points: After selecting your destination, you can select up to
four places (via points) to stop by along your route.
Detour: If you realize congestion exists along your route, you can
select the Detour function which allows you to select the distance to avoid
along your route so the KW-NT50HDT can route you around this congested area.
Auto Recalculate: The unit will automatically recalculate your route
if you veer off from the original calculated route.
Adjusting Vehicle Position: If you find your current position is
displayed incorrectly on the map, you can adjust your vehicle's
Speed Alert: The system sounds an alarm when you surpass the speed
limit of the current road by a set value. You can choose for the unit to alert
you when you are 3, 6, 10, 15, or 20 miles over the speed limit.
Simulate: You can simulate a desired rout to confirm what your trip
will look like.
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth is a two-way wireless
communication system allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly
from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, as well as wirelessly stream audio
from your Bluetooth enabled portable music player using the JVC in-dash
multimedia receiver. Bluetooth wireless technology operates on a 2.4GHZ
frequency band within a range of approximately 10 meters (about 33 feet).
Bluetooth (v.2.0) Certified:
The JVC KW-NT50HDT offers built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free
communication and audio streaming. Bluetooth technology allows you to utilize
your vehicle's built-in audio system for wireless mobile phone communication or
wireless music streaming. This unit is Bluetooth (v.2.0) certified and will
support the following Bluetooth Profiles:
- HFP 1.5 (Hands-Free Profile): Hands-free communication with
your Bluetooth enabled cellular phone in the vehicle (incoming/outgoing
- OPP 1.1 (Object Push Profile): Phonebook transfer from your
Bluetooth enabled mobile phone to the head unit.
- PBAP 1.0 (Phone Book Access Profile): Phonebook access from
your Bluetooth enabled cell-phone to the head unit.
- A2DP 1.2 (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): Music
streaming from your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player to the head unit.
- AVRCP 1.3 (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile): Basic music
playback control of your Bluetooth enabled phone or audio player from the
Pairing: Your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or digital
audio player must be paired with KW-NT50HDT before hands-free & wireless
operation. You can register up to five Bluetooth enabled devices with the JVC
head unit. You can keep two phones connected at all times (only one can be used
during a call).
Note: Not all Bluetooth devices will be compatible.
http://www.jvc-victor.co.jp/english/car/bluetooth/ for a complete
list of compatible Bluetooth enabled devices.
Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication: The
navigation-multimedia head unit
supports Bluetooth hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile
phone. The controls of KW-NT50HDT can be used to dial a number, answer an
in-coming call, or end a call. The unit also includes an external microphone
(with mounting bracket) featuring adjustable gain, so you can carry on your side
of the conversation while listening to the caller through your vehicles speakers
(front or all).
External Microphone: The JVC KW-NT50HDT 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. You can adjust the level of the microphone without affecting the other
sources. The external microphone features an attached 9.75' 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 0.545" (diameter) x 1.105" (depth).
Note: This unit does not offer an integrated front-panel
Answering A Call: When a call comes in, a ring-tone will be
heard through your vehicle's speaker, the head unit's display will flash, and the
caller's name or phone number will be displayed. You can answer the call from
KW-NT50HDT's touchscreen or setup the head unit to automatically answer the
Dialing A Number: Using the KW-NT50HDT, 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.
- 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 KW-NT50HDT. Up
to 5,000 numbers can be stored for each registered cell phone. Each number
can be up to 32 digits long.
- 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 (up to 50 each).
- Voice Dialing: If your mobile phone supports voice
recognition, then you can dial out by voice command. Simply speak into the
SMS: You can wirelessly download the short message (SMS)
arrived at your cell-phone so that is can be read on the Bluetooth connected JVC
head unit. Your cell-phone must support SMS for this feature to function. The SMS
downloaded to this unit is cleared when this unit is turned off.
Note: You cannot send text messages using this unit
Private/Hands-Free Mode: During a conversation, you can
switch between the Private Mode (talking directly on your cell phone) and the
Hands Free Mode.
Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The included Bluetooth adapter
also allows audio playback and control of a Bluetooth enabled audio player
through KW-NT50HDT. The KW-NT50HDT will be able to control basic playback features
such as Play/Pause, Track/Folder Select, Fast Forward/Reverse, and Skip
Disc Compatibility: The JVC KW-NT50HDT supports the playback
of the following disc types: DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, CD-R/RW,
and Video CD.
Note: The unit has a front-loading, disc-slot to make loading your
disc easier because there is no panel to slide or fold-down.
MP3/WAV Playback: The KW-NT50HDT can play MP3 and WAV audio files
recorded on DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R,
DVD+RW, CD-R, and CD-RW discs. The disc must be recorded in ISO 9660 Level
1/Level 2, Joliet, or Romeo. MP3 files with bit rates from 32-320 kbps
are supported, along with IDTag3 (version 1.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4) and WAV
Tag for album and artist information. Each disc can have a maximum of 5,000 files and 250 folders, with a
maximum of 999 files per folder.
SD/SDHC Memory Card Slot: This unit
can play MP3/WMA (32-320 kbps) audio files stored
on an SD/SDHC memory card formatted in FAT 12/16/32. This unit supports data
transfer rates up to 10Mbps and can recognize up to 5,000 files and 999 folders,
with a maximum of 999 files per folder. This unit will recognize a total of 25
characters for file/folder names. You can control basic functions such as Play/Pause, Fast
Forward/Rewind and Skip (previous/next). You can also select advance functions such as
Repeat (track/folder) and Random (folder/all). The SD/SDHC memory card slot can also be
used for POI and mapping updates.
Disc Resume: If you change the source, playback also stops
(without ejecting the disc). Next time you select CD for the playback source,
the disc will start from where it has been stopped previously.
Disc Protection: If the ejected disc is not removed within
15 seconds, the disc is automatically inserted again into the loading slot to
protect it from dust; playback starts automatically.
Mounting: For proper disc playback you must install the unit
within 30-degrees of horizontal.
USB Port: The JVC KW-NT50HDT features a
front-panel USB (type-A) port. This allows playback of MP3 (bitrate: 32-320 kbps)
and WMA (bitrate: 32-320 kbps) audio files. For the unit to recognize the USB
device it must be specified as a mass storage device formatted using FAT
12/16/32. The head unit can recognize a total of 5,000 files and 999 folders (a
maximum of 999 files per folder). This unit will recognize a total of 50
characters for file/folder names. The KW-NT50HDT can display ID3 Tags (ver.
1.0/1.1/2.2/2.3/2.4) for MP3 files, as well as WMA Tag information.
Note: This unit cannot recognize a USB device whose
rating is other than 5V and exceeds 1A. You cannot connect a computer or
portable HDD to the USB port of this unit.
iPod/iPhone AV Playback: The optional JVC KS-U39 USB A/V Cable For iPod/iPhone (105KSU39, sold separately) allows you to playback and control audio/video from your iPod
or iPhone on this JVC navigation-navigation-multimedia head unit. The cable features a proprietary
Apple iPod dock connector on one end and a male 3.5mm AV connector on the other end along with a USB type-A connector. The cable plugs into the unit's front-panel AV input and USB port.
Note: You can also connect your iPod's
USB/Docking cable to the unit's USB port for audio only playback from your
iPod/iPhone DAC Bypass: Because the JVC KW-NT50HDT uses its
USB connection for audio & control transfer, your iPod/iPhone's stored music is
loaded instantly to the head unit and sound quality is maximized through the
head unit's 24-bit D/A converter, allowing for a Signal-to-Noise ratio up to
iPod/iPhone Control: You can choose to control your
iPod/iPhone from the JVC head unit or from your iPod/iPhone's its touchscreen or
- Music Browsing: From the head unit's front-panel
controls you can search for music by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Podcast,
Genre, Composer, and Audiobook. You can search video by Playlist, Movies,
Music Videos, TV Shows, Video Podcasts, and Rented Movies. Once a Playlist or Category is
selected, the content is listed in alphabetical order.
- Repeat & Random: The KW-NT50HDT also supports Repeat
(file/all) and Random (album/all) playback functions of your iPod/iPhone.
Note: You can listen to apps stored on your iPod touch
or iPhone through the JVC head unit when controlling the iPod/iPhone via its
touchscreen (cannot access apps via Headunit control mode).
iPod/iPhone Display: The KW-NT50HDT will display your
iPod/iPhone's music file information of your stored music, regardless of control
mode. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time, Artist name,
Song title, Album label, and Album Art.
Note: Your iPod/iPhone's downloaded apps will not
display on the unit's LCD monitor.
iPod/iPhone Charging: While connected and the ignition
switch is set to ACC or ON, the head unit's USB connection will power and charge
Note: If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The JVC KW-NT50HDT is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of November 2011):
| iPod/iPhone Model || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || iheartradio app || HD Radio iTunes Tagging || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Song/Artist Text || Track Info |
| dock connector || 3rd || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
| clickwheel |
| 4th || N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
mini ||1st ||N/A || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N || N |
|2nd ||N/A ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N ||N |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y ||N || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 4th || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y ||N || Y || Y |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 4.3.5 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 5.0.1 || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or
wait until a newer software update is available.
iheartradio Link for JVC: The iheartradio Link for JVC (free app) is an Apple iPhone application that delivers
access to over 750 Clear Channel local radio stations in both AM and FM, as well
as commercial-free and artist-programmed channels. All stations are streamed in
high-quality AAC format. The JVC KW-NT50HDT will display song & artist
information, as well as Album Art. You can select available stations from the
unit's on-screen station list, which includes - Favorites, Featured, Local
Stations, All Cities, National Stations, Genres, and Personalities. You an also
have the head unit randomly select stations for you.
Note: To access iheartradio you must have an Apple
iPhone (iOS4.2 or later) with the latest version of the iheartradio Link
application from Apple's iTunes App Store. Your iPhone will need an active
Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi.
iPhone External Mode: The JVC navigation-multimedia in-dash receiver
features an iPhone External Mode which lets you enjoy audio/video content from
downloaded Apps (such as Pandora, Netflix, YouTube, etc..) on your Apple iPhone.
Using the JVC KSU-39 cable (sold separately), you can view video and listen to
audio from downloaded Apps on your iPhone through the JVC KW-NT50HDT. This mode
offers no control of your iPhone. You will continue to use your iPhone's
touchscreen to navigate your Apps. Video from compatible Apps is only available
when using an iPhone 4.
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded application
will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for
purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
DiAS II Digital Tuner: This model is equipped with JVC's
Digital Intelligent Advanced Sensing tuner that is capable of receiving digital
(HD Radio) and analog AM/FM stations.
Built-in HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can
receive digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. This new
technology will significantly improve audio quality and reception, as well as
include 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,
while FM digital will have CD-like quality with static free and clear reception.
Note: Right now there are about 2,000 radio stations broadcasting
using digital HD Radio technology in the U.S. To find HD Radio stations in
your area, visit the HD Radio website (HDRadio.com).
HD Radio Tagging: Using the head unit's iTunes Tagging
enabled HD Radio, you can tag your HD music (up to 60 songs) while listening to
the radio with your iPod connected. When you hear a song you enjoy on your local
HD Radio station, you only have to press the head unit's "Tag" button and the
song's information will be saved to your connected iPod. The saved songs will
then show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in iTunes the very next time you sync
your iPod to your PC. Then you just need to click, buy, and download the song
you tagged directly from the Apple iTunes Music Store.
Multicasting: In addition to conventional broadcasts, with
HD Radio broadcasting, it is possible to choose from up to 8 multicast programs
(HD1 to HD8 and analog). There are also data programs for each program.
Display Information: AM/FM digital stations can offer text
and data such as artist names and song titles. The built-in HD Radio tuner
displays song title, artist and station information on the display of the JVC
Analog Broadcasts: In addition to HD AM/FM stations, the
KW-NT50HDT can also receive conventional analog AM/FM broadcasts.
Digital/Analog Tuning: You can setup the KW-NT50HDT to search both
analog and digital radio stations, only HD Radio stations, and analog radio
Digital/Analog Presets: You can set up to 18 FM and 6 AM
digital/analog presets stations as presets (HD Radio multicast channels can also
be preset). Presets can be set manually, or automatically using Strong-station
Sequential Memory (SSM).
Mono Mode: If an analog FM stereo broadcast is hard to
receive, you can manually switch the tuner to Mono operation.
IF Filter: You can also switch the analog tuner's IF filter to Wide or
Auto to increase/decrease the sensitivity.
SiriusConnect Dock: Select dock-and-play and
portable SIRIUS radios can be controlled using the JVC KS-SRA100 SIRIUS
adapter (item number
105KSRA100, sold separately) and the SC-VDOC1 dock (item number
607SCVDOC1, sold separately).
24 Bit D/A Converter: The JVC KW-NT50HDT utilizes a 24-bit
digital to analog converter for superior CD sound quality.
MOSFET Amplifier: The KW-NT50HDT 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
CEA2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the
KW-NT50HDT 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 KW-NT50HDT are as
- CEA2006 Specs: 20 watts RMS x 4 channels (at 4 ohms,
20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
- Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 total
Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KW-NT50HDT with factory speakers (or those rated to less
than 50 watts peak), the Amplifier Gain Control can limit the amount of power
being sent to those speakers. When the Amp Gain Control is set to "low," the
volume control ranges from 0 (minimum) to 30 (maximum). When using speakers
rated higher than 50 watts peak, you can set the Amp Gain Control to "high," and
the volume control will range from 0 to 50.
5ch/2.5V Preamp Outputs: The KW-NT50HDT is equipped with
5ch/2.5V preamp outputs (Front, Rear, Subwoofer). The front and rear preamp
outputs allow fader control, while the subwoofer preamp output is non-fading.
Subwoofer Level: You can adjust the KW-NT50HDT's subwoofer
level (-24 to +20dB) independently from the head unit's main volume control for
added bass volume.
Built-in Crossovers: The JVC KW-NT50HDT features a built-in
high-pass filter for the unit's front & rear speakers, and a low-pass filter for
the unit's subwoofer output.
- High-Pass Filter: Adjusts high pass filter cut-off
frequency between 5-150Hz (in 10Hz intervals) for the front and rear
speakers; the HPF slope is also adjustable (-24, -18, -12, or -6 dB).
- Low-Pass Filter: Adjusts low pass crossover frequency
for the subwoofer preamp output between 50-150Hz (in 10Hz intervals); the
LPF slope is also adjustable (-24, -18, -12, or -6 dB).
7-Band Equalizer: Along with a flat preset, there are 8
other preset EQ curves and 3 user programmable fields; Natural, Dynamic, Vocal Boost, Bass Boost, Super Bass, Rhythm, Relax, and
Acoustic; as well as User 1, User 2, and User 3. The user presets can be
adjusted to your preference and stored in memory. For each User preset, you can
independently adjust the following frequencies: 45 Hz, 120 Hz, 315 Hz, 800 Hz,
6.3 kHz, and 15 kHz. The level of each frequency can be adjusted from
-10dB to +10dB in 2dB increments.
Source Volume: The input level of each source (other than
FM) is adjustable relative to the FM radio volume, so there isn't a significant
volume difference when changing sources. Each source is individually adjustable
from -12 to +12.
Adaptive Volume: When this function is activate, the KW-NT50HDT automatically
increase the volume level (both for Navigation and audio/video) as the car
speeds up. You can set this feature to Min, Mid, Max, or Off.
Note: You must connect the unit's Speed Signal wire (pink/gray) to
your vehicle's speed sensor wire.
Dynamic Range Compression: This function reduces a Dolby
Digital soundtrack's dynamic range so you can hear quieter dialog without being
overwhelmed by loud sections. You can choose a setting of Auto or On.
Audio/Video Input: The
head unit features a front and rear panel audio/video input. The unit's front
audio/video input consists of a 3.5mm AV jack, while the rear panel audio/video input consists of left
and right RCA audio jacks and an RCA composite video jack, allowing you to
connect external equipment to this head unit. The audio/video inputs can be set
to one of the following modes:
- AV: Choose when connecting an audio/video component.
- Audio: Choose when connecting an audio component.
- Off: Select when no component is connected.
Video Output: The Video Output (RCA composite video jack)
allows you to connect an optional external monitor. You can choose one of the
following monitor types for the output to the external monitor(s):
- 16:9: Select this when the aspect ratio of your monitor
- 4:3 Letter Box: Select this when the aspect ratio of
your monitor is 4:3, when viewing a widescreen picture black bars appear on
the top and bottom of the screen.
- 4:3 Pan Scan: Select this when the aspect ratio of your
monitor is 4:3, when viewing a widescreen picture, the black bars do not
appear; however, the left and right edges of the picture will not be shown
Camera In: The Camera input consists of a composite video
connector which allows you to connect an optional rear-view camera (105KVCM1K,
sold separately). The unit features a reverse gear signal wire (purple/white), that when hooked
up will switch the KW-NT50HDT's display to the rear-view camera input.
Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (257KSU58),
or the P.I.E. Auxiliary Input Adapter for JVC (469JVCJRCA), both sold separately, may be used to provide an additional auxiliary
audio input on this unit.
This feature allows you to connect a portable audio player, such as a portable
MP3 player, to this unit as an additional audio source. The adapter connects to
the J-port on this unit.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The head unit features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the chassis that lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering
wheel remote controls when used with the optional PAC SWI-JACK Steering Wheel
Control Interface Adapter (127SWIJACK,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult the
Crutchfield Car Selector to see if your vehicle is compatible.