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JVC KW-AVX800 In-dash DVD/CD receiver

Item # 105AVX800

JVC's KW-AVX800 in-dash DVD receiver fills out the double-sized opening in your vehicle's dash with music and...

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JVC's KW-AVX800 in-dash DVD receiver fills out the double-sized opening in your vehicle's dash with music and...

Item # 105AVX800

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About the JVC KW-AVX800

Matt Holliday
JVC's KW-AVX800 in-dash DVD receiver fills out the double-sized opening in your vehicle's dash with music and movies, as well as the option to add more entertainment and convenience. The 7" touchscreen makes browsing menus a snap and displays your movies when your vehicle is parked. A powerful internal amp gives your music and soundtracks depth and impact, while the 7-band equalizer lets you adjust your sound until it's just right.

JVC's KW-AVX800 in-dash DVD receiver fills out the double-sized opening in your vehicle's dash with music and movies, as well as the option to add more entertainment and convenience. The 7" touchscreen makes browsing menus a snap and displays your movies when your vehicle is parked. A powerful internal amp gives your music and soundtracks depth and impact, while the 7-band equalizer lets you adjust your sound until it's just right.

The KW-AVX800 plays a number of music and movie formats, as well as high-quality DVD Audio discs. An integrated SD card slot lets you bring your digital music files along for the ride. Setting up a full mobile theater system? You'll find preamp outputs for front, rear, subwoofer, and center channels, along with a built-in surround sound processor.

JVC's optional iPod® adapter gives you control of your stored music. JVC's add-on Bluetooth® adapter lets you make and receive calls from your compatible cell phone. Add an optional rear-seat monitor and you can send movies to the back while you and your front seat passenger enjoy music. Pick up an optional satellite radio tuner and subscription for a wide variety of music, sports, and entertainment in your vehicle.


Product highlights:

    General features:
    • in-dash DVD receiver with built-in amp (20 watts RMS/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • 7" screen with touchscreen controls
    • fits double-sized dash openings
    • dual zone capability
    • wireless remote
    Audio/visual features:
    • 7-band equalizer and speaker time alignment
    • plays MP3/WMA/WAVs on CD
    • DVD-Audio capable
    • DVD +/-R/RW, DivX, JPEG, MPEG playback
    • 5.1 channel DTS/Dolby® Digital
    • compatible with iPod adapter, Bluetooth adapter, satellite radio
    • inputs: SD card slot, rear USB input, one A/V input
    • outputs: one gold-plated audio/video output, 6-channel 5-volt preamp outputs (front, rear, center, subwoofer)
    Other information:
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • warranty: 1 year
    • MFR # KWAVX800

    What's in the box:

    • Double-DIN AM/FM/DVD/CD receiver
    • 15-amp fuse (installed)
    • 2 Protection metal plates (installed)
    • Trim ring
    • Wiring harness
    • A/V input/output harness
    • Pre-amp output harness
    • 16.5' Reverse gear signal extension cord
    • RM-RK251 Wireless remote control
    • Remote mounting cradle with 2-sided tape
    • 2 "AAA" batteries
    • 8 Pan head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 8mm)
    • 8 Flat head ISO-mount machine screws (M5 x 5mm)
    • 2 Red wire splice taps (18-22 gauge)
    • Instructions (English/Spanish/French)
    • Installation/Connection Manual (English/Spanish/French)
    • US warranty information
    • Canadian warranty information
    • Product Registration Card/Questionnaire
    • Note on removing protection metal plates
    • List of Bluetooth countries
    • Caution note (attached to wiring harness)

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Optional
    Audio/video Input ---
    USB Input Rear
    USB Port Power ---
    Backup Camera Input No
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control No
    Alexa Voice Control
    Android Control No
    Memory Card Slot SD Card
    Bluetooth Compatible Optional
    Satellite Radio Ready Both
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size ---
    Nano ---
    Touch ---
    iPhone ---
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 20 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) ---
    Peak Output 50 watts
    RMS Power Bandwidth 20-20kHz
    Preamp Outputs 6-channel
    Sub Preamp Outputs Yes
    Switchable Rear Preamp Outputs No
    Video Screen Yes
    Navigation App Compatible (iOS)
    Navigation App Compatible (Android)
    Preamp Voltage 5 volts
    Screen Size 7
    Screen Type Basic (Resistive)
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 7
    Wireless Remote Yes
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible ---
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    FM Sensitivity 11.3 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback
    High-res Playback

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    Input and Output Notes


    Product Overview: The KW-AVX800 double-DIN multimedia unit includes a DVD/DVD-Audio/CD receiver with a 7" motorized monitor. It also has CD changer control, Bluetooth capability (with adapter), an integrated SD Memory Card slot behind the front panel, built-in surround sound processing, A/V line input, A/V line output, a USB input, rear camera input, is satellite radio ready, and has dual zone capability.

    Motorized 7" TFT LCD Monitor: The KW-AVX800 features a motorized 7" TFT Active Matrix, 16:9 display with an adjustable viewing angle. The pixel resolution of the display is 1440 horizontal x 234 vertical (336,960 pixels total). The LCD serves as a video monitor and system information display.

    Digital to Analog Converters: For high quality audio and video performance JVC uses a 192 kHz/24-bit audio DAC and a 108 MHz/12-bit video DAC.

    Display Angle: The motorized display can be tilted (up) to one of seven angles.

    SD Memory Card: The KW-AVX800 is equipped with a front panel slot that will accommodate SD Memory Cards with MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC (not purchased from the iTunes store), or JPEG files.

    Note: The required recording format is FAT 32/16/12 and the recommended storage type is 8 MB to 2 GB.

    Source Volume Control: The volume of each source (other than FM radio) can be adjusted relative to the FM volume, so the level is constant as you change from one input to another.

    Wallpaper: You can choose from four background wallpapers; Warp Drive, X-Face, Wave, or Ring. The wallpaper color can be changed from blue to sky, green, red, yellow, purple, dark blue, dark sky, dark green, dark red, brown, or black.

    Selectable Aspect Modes: You can choose from four aspect modes for the in-dash display:

    • 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
    • Panorama: expands 4:3 pictures horizontally only at the edges
    • Auto: the correct aspect mode is automatically chosen based on the incoming signal

    Monitor Type: 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 is 16:9
    • 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 on screen

    7-Band Equalizer: Along with a flat preset, there are eight preset EQ curves and three user programmable fields; Hard Rock, R&B, Pop, Jazz, Dance, Country, Reggae, Classic, 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: 60 Hz, 150 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 2.5 kHz, 6.3 kHz, and 15 kHz. The level of each frequency can be adjusted from -10dB to +10dB in 2dB increments.

    Speaker Size: Like home surround receivers, you can adjust the following speaker size settings:

    • Front: Small or Large
    • Center: Small, Large, or None
    • Rear: Small, Large, or None
    • Subwoofer: On or Off

    Speaker Level: You can adjust the output level of each individual speaker from -10 dB to +10 dB.

    Speaker Distance: You can adjust the speaker output timing separately for each individual speaker (excluding the subwoofer) according to the distance from the speakers to the listening position. The distance for each speaker can be adjusted from 6" to 240" in 6" increments.

    Compressed File Playback: The KW-AVX800 can play MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, JPEG, DivX, MPEG1, and MPEG2 files recorded on DVD-R, DVD-RW ,DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD-R, and CD-RW discs and SD memory cards (no DivX, MPEG1, or MPEG2 on SD cards). The disc must be recorded in ISO 9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet, or Romeo. MP3 and WMA files with bit rates from 32-320 kbps and AAC files with bit rates from 16-320 kbps are supported. DivX versions 6.x, 5.x, 4.x, and 3.11 with resolutions 720 x 576 or less are supported. Each disc can have a maximum of 5000 files and 250 folders, with a maximum of 999 files per folder.

    Dual Zone Capable: The line level audio/video output allows you to route DVD playback to an optional back seat monitor and headphone system, allowing front seat passengers to enjoy any other source except SD card or USB input. You can also turn on a Headphone Surround feature for the rear audio output.

    Amplifier Gain Control: When you are using the KW-AVX800 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. The internal amp can also be turned off when all the speakers are powered by outboard amplifiers.

    Source Naming: The KW-AVX800 allows you to assign names of up to 16 characters each for the A/V input, the EXT input (connected to the CD changer input using an optional adapter), and up to 30 AM and FM stations.

    Preamp Outputs: In addition to the 5 volt front and rear stereo preamp outputs, this unit has single preamp outputs for the Subwoofer and center channel, each also 5 volts. The subwoofer output has independent level control, adjustable from -6 to +8, and a selectable phase setting that can be adjusted to Normal or Reverse. A second audio output is RCA stereo outputs for the rear zone.

    Crossover: The KW-AVX800 has an internal crossover that allows you to choose 80, 120, or 150 Hz. This crossover acts as a low-pass filter for the subwoofer preamp output and a high-pass filter for the other speakers (front, center, and rear) set to the Small setting.

    Audio/Video Input: The audio/video input can be set to one of the following modes:

    • Audio + Video: choose when connecting an A/V component like a VCR
    • Audio: choose when connecting an audio component like a cassette deck
    • Navigation: displays map from an outboard navigation system

    Camera Input: There is a single RCA input for an optional rear view camera. With the reverse gear signal wire connected, the display automatically switches to this input when the vehicle is in reverse. There is also a setting to show the mirror image of the rear view camera.

    Optional Input Adapter: An optional JVC Line Input Adapter (item number 105KSU57 or 257KSU58) 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 CD changer input on this unit. When the adapter is connected to this unit, a CD changer cannot be connected.

    Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The KW-AVX800 has a steering remote control jack on the preamp output harness. When used with the optional SWI-JACK interface (item number 127SWIJACK), you can retain the use of your steering wheel and/or rear seat radio controls when replacing the factory head unit in select vehicles. The SWI-JACK is compatible with over 95% of the vehicles made from 1986 to the present. Compatible vehicles include many Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hummer, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, and Volkswagen vehicles and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Please consult "Outfit My Car" to see if your vehicle is compatible.

    Dimmer: When 12 volts is applied to the illumination lead and the dimmer set to Auto, the display dims. 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 an on). The degree of dimming can be adjusted in the setup menu, from 0 (brightest) to 10 (darkest).

    Picture Adjust: Brightness, Contrast, Color, and Tint can each be adjusted from -15 to +15.

    5.1-Channel Decoding: You can enjoy 5.1-channel sound with the built-in surround processor, including DVD-Audio, Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby ProLogic II (movie and music). In addition to the front and rear speaker outputs, the unit features preamp outputs for front left and right, rear left and right, center, and subwoofer. Dolby ProLogic II Music also has adjustments for Panorama (depth) and Center Width.

    Scan Search: When playing a DVD, there are five fast-play speeds in both directions (2x, 5x, 10x, 20x, and 60x).

    Slow Motion: When playing a DVD, there are five slow motion speeds in both directions (1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2).

    Intro Play:

    • CD/VDC: plays the first 15 seconds of each track
    • MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC:
      • Track: plays the first 15 seconds of each track
      • Folder: plays the first 15 seconds of the first track of each folder

    Repeat Play:

    • DVD:
      • Chapter: repeats the current chapter
      • Title: repeats the current title
    • DVD-Audio: repeats the current track
    • DVD-VR:
      • Chapter: repeats the current chapter
      • Program: repeats the current program (not available for playlists)
    • CD/VCD: repeats the current track
    • MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC:
      • Track: repeats the current track
      • Folder: repeats the current folder
    • DivX/MPEG:
      • Track: repeats the current track
      • Folder: repeats the current folder
    • JPEG: repeats the current folder

    Random Play:

    • CD/VDC: plays all the tracks on the disc in random order
    • MP3/WMA/WAV/AAC:
      • Folder: plays all the tracks of the current folder in random order
      • Disc: plays all the tracks on the disc in random order

    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.

    Menu Language: There are nine options for the menu language; English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, and Russian.

    External Device Controls

    Bluetooth Compatible: With the optional JVC KS-BTA200 Bluetooth Adapter (item number 105BTA200), this unit allows you to make and receive cellular phone calls through your Bluetooth enabled phone, or listen to a Bluetooth audio device. You can register up to 5 Bluetooth devices to this unit, however, only one unit of each type can be used at a time. You can store up to 6 phone numbers as presets for one-touch dialing, dial from your Phonebook, dial from the list of received or missed calls, or dial a number manually using the touch panel keypad.

    iPod Interface: The optional KS-PD100 adapter (item number 257KSPD100) allows an iPod digital music player with a dock connector to be connected and controlled by the KW-AVX800. You'll be able to scroll through all your playlists, albums, artists, genres, and composers directly from the head unit. Song titles and other file information show up right on the head unit display. The iPod is also charged while it is connected to the KW-AVX800.

    Satellite Radio: This unit supports both XM and Sirius Satellite Radio when used with an optional satellite radio tuner and adapter, sold separately. This JVC headunit supports the SiriusConnect Universal Vehicle tuner and JVC KS-SRA100 Sirius Satellite Radio interface (item number 700SIRJVC1, sold separately). The headunit also supports the XMDirect2 Universal Vehicle tuner and CNPJVC1 XM Satellite Radio interface (item number 700XMJVC1, sold separately).

    USB Input: A USB port is attached to the rear panel by a 4' cable. This allows you to play USB mass storage devices loaded with MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC, DivX, MPEG, or JPEG files. For the unit to recognize the USB medium, it must be specified as a mass storage device formatted using FAT 12, FAT 16, or FAT 32. A USB cap is supplied to place over the USB input when it's not in use.

    Changer Controls: This unit is equipped with JVC's J-Link CD changer control system. It is fully compatible with JVC's CD/MP3 changer, item number 257CHX1500. Other JVC CH-X series CD changers (except CH-X99 and CH-X100) can be controlled directly by this head unit, however, they are not compatible with MP3 discs. You cannot use the KD-MK series CD changers with this unit, even with an adapter.

    Input and Output Notes

    Audio/Video Output: The 2nd Audio Output (left and right RCA audio jacks) and Video Output (RCA composite video jack) allow you to connect an optional back seat monitor and headphone system.

    Audio/Video Input: The 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.

    Preamp Outputs: The unit has six preamp outputs; front left, front right, rear left, rear right, center and subwoofer.

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