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Jensen CDR6221 DVD receiver

Item # 110CDR6221

Jensen's CDR6221 DVD receiver makes it easy to access the digital assistants we use every day.

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Jensen's CDR6221 DVD receiver makes it easy to access the digital assistants we use every day.

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Item # 110CDR6221

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About the Jensen CDR6221

Ken Nail

Your digital assistants at the push of a button

Jensen's CDR6221 DVD receiver makes it easy to access the digital assistants we use every day. Just press a dedicated front-panel button to access Siri or Google Assistant, and you're ready to place a call or read a text message. This Jensen's 6.2" touchscreen display offers easy control of your music, both stored and streaming, with easy-to-use icons that open your favorite sources. Built-in Bluetooth lets you listen to your favorite music services, podcasts, and more, while a built-in microphone lets you take and make calls while keeping your hands on the wheel.

Your digital assistants at the push of a button

Jensen's CDR6221 DVD receiver makes it easy to access the digital assistants we use every day. Just press a dedicated front-panel button to access Siri or Google Assistant, and you're ready to place a call or read a text message. This Jensen's 6.2" touchscreen display offers easy control of your music, both stored and streaming, with easy-to-use icons that open your favorite sources. Built-in Bluetooth lets you listen to your favorite music services, podcasts, and more, while a built-in microphone lets you take and make calls while keeping your hands on the wheel.

Enjoy your media

Plug in a USB thumb drive or slip in a microSD card and enjoy direct control over stored music files from the touchscreen controls. For more entertainment options, this Jensen will play nearly any kind of disc, while the front auxiliary input offers an easy way to plug in almost any other source. For the safety-minded, you'll find an input for an optional rear-view camera.

Sounds good, too

Good sound starts with a powerful built-in amplifier, with an 8-band equalizer on tap for tone shaping. A selection of EQ presets makes adjusting the sound to the playlist an easy operation.

You'll need a wired connection to your parking brake to access settings and other features on this receiver. Your parking brake must be connected and set in order to view video on its screen.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.


Product highlights:

    General Features:
    • DVD/CD receiver with AM/FM tuner
    • 6.2" touchscreen display
    • four selectable wallpaper backgrounds
    • fits double-DIN dash openings
    Smartphone Features:
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling and audio streaming
    • voice activation button for digital assistants
    Audio/Video Features:
    • plays CDs, DVDs, USB memory devices, and microSD cards
    • 8-band equalizer with six EQ presets
    • plays MP4 and MP3 files
    • inputs: front USB input, front aux input (3.5 mm), front microSD card slot, backup camera input
    • outputs: 6-channel preamp outputs (4-volt front, rear, subwoofer)
    Other Info:
    • wired connection to parking brake required to access settings and other features on this receiver (the brake must be connected and set for video display)
    • built-in internal amp (16 watts RMS CTA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • compatible with most factory steering wheel audio controls (adapter required)
    • warranty: 3 years
    • MFR # CDR6221

    What's in the box:

    • DVD receiver w/ integrated 6.2" touchscreen monitor (10A fuse)
    • Wiring harness
    • Microphone w/ visor-bracket (attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male mono-minijack connector)
    • Self-adhesive bracket
    • Trim-ring
    • 8 Pan-head ISO-screws
    • 8 Counter-sunk ISO-screws
    • Quick Start Guide

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    Features & specs

    AUX Input Mini (front)
    Audio/video Input No
    USB Input Front
    USB Port Power 1A
    Backup Camera Input Yes
    Second Camera Input No
    CarPlay No
    Android Auto No
    Siri Control Yes
    Alexa Voice Control N
    Android Control Yes
    Memory Card Slot USB, microSD
    Bluetooth Compatible Built-in
    Satellite Radio Ready No
    HD Radio No
    Navigation No
    iPod Compatibility
    Full size N/A
    Nano N/A
    Touch N/A
    iPhone N/A
    RMS Power (CTA-2006) 16 watts
    RMS Power (Manufacturer) 16 watts
    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) N/A
    Navigation App Compatible (Android) N/A
    Preamp Voltage 4 volts
    Screen Size 6.2
    Screen Type Basic (Resistive)
    Display Color
    Key Button Color Blue
    EQ Bands 8
    Wireless Remote No
    Steering Wheel Control Compatible Adapter required
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years
    FM Sensitivity 10 dBf
    European Tuning Yes
    Seek/Scan Seek
    Radio Data System No
    File Playback
    Music File Playback MP3
    High-res Playback N
    The Jensen CDR6221 replaces these items:

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    DVD/microSD/USB Playback
    Built-in Bluetooth
    Audio & Tuner Section
    AV Inputs/Outputs
    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    DVD/microSD/USB Playback

    Disc Compatibility: The Jensen CDR6221 has a front-loading disc-slot to make loading your disc easier. The CDR6221 supports playback of DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD-Audio, and CD-R/RW discs. The unit supports playback of MP4 video files, MP3 music files, and JPEG photo files loaded onto a CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW

    • Off Insert/Eject: You can insert or eject a disc with the unit is powered off. The unit will automatically turn on when a disc is inserted, if powered off.
    • Auto Reload: If the disc is not removed from the disc slot within 15 seconds of being ejected, it will be automatically reloaded to prevent it from being accidentally damaged.

    microSD Card Slot: The CDR6221 is fitted with a front-panel SD-card slot for playback of audio and photo files stored on a microSD/SDHC memory card (up to 64GB). The receiver supports playback of MP4 video files, MP3 music files, and JPEG photo files via microSD or microSDHC. All files must be formatted in FAT 16/32.

    USB Port: The Jensen CDR6221 is equipped with a front-panel USB port for playback of audio and photo files from a connected USB mass storage class device formatted in FAT16 or FAT32 - such as a USB thumbdrive or portable digital audio player. Supported media files include MP4 video files, MP3 music files, and JPEG photo files. The USB port (5V/1A) will also charge USB enabled devices, such as your smartphone.

    Notes: This head unit's USB port does not support Apple iOS devices, Android devices, USB hubs, and card readers.

    File Compatibility: The Jensen CDR6221 supports the following types of audio, video and photo files recorded onto a disc, or loaded onto a USB mass storage class device or microSD/SDHC memory card.

    Media Type Disc (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW) Flash (USB, microSD/SDHC)
    File System ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2, Joliet FAT 16/32
    Playable File Types Audio MP3
    Video MP4
    Photo JPEG
    Number of Folders/Files 200 folders/2000 files (2000 files per folder)
    Tags MP3 ID3-tags, Album Art

    Playback Control: The CDR6221 provides various playback & search functions to find and enjoy your MP3 music files. Playback functions include Play/Pause & Random/Repeat. Search functions include Folder/File List & Previous/Next Track.

    Song/Artist/Album Display: The CDR6221 will display artist name, song title and album title (including album art). It also displays the elapsed playing time of a song or track.

    Built-in Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Technology: The Jensen CDR6221 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth, allowing you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth Profiles -

    • Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access Profile).
    • Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
    Multi-Device Pairing: Before using the unit's Bluetooth functions, you must pair your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone or audio device to the CDR6221. You can pair up to five Bluetooth-enabled devices to the Jensen head unit, but only one can be used at a time. When an already paired Bluetooth device is in close proximity to the receiver, the auto connection function automatically connects the device and receiver.
    Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some mobile devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the CDR6221.

    Hands-Free Communication: The CDR6221 supports Bluetooth hands-free communication from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. You can answer an incoming call from the head unit's touchscreen and carry on a phone conversation hands-free. The unit's front-panel integrated microphone or the included external wired microphone carries on your side of the conversation while your car's speakers are used to hear the other person. You can increase or decrease the volume level of a call, using the head unit's rotary knob on the front panel. You can also transfer calls between the receiver and your Bluetooth enabled phone.

    • Answering A Call: During an incoming call, the caller's phone number or assigned contact name will be seen on the unit's LCD and a ring-tone will be heard through your car stereo speakers. You can then manually answer the incoming call from the head unit's touchscreen. You can also set the unit to automatically answer an incoming call within 5 seconds. Any audio playback will be muted during a call. You can even reject an incoming call using the CDR6221, so the call will revert to your phone's voice mail.
    • Making A Call: You can make a call using the Jensen in-dash head unit's touchscreen controls. Outgoing calls can be made be entering telephone numbers directly via the head unit's touchscreen keypad. You can also make a call from your phone's transferred phonebook (manually transferred) using the Jensen's CDR6221 touchscreen. In addition, you can use the receiver's call log (which consists of dialed numbers, received call, and missed calls) to make a call from the CDR6221's touchscreen. If your phone supports voice recognition, you can even use your voice to dial a number from your contacts.

    Wireless Audio Streaming: The Jensen CDR6221 allows you to play back stored music and music apps from your Bluetooth enabled smartphone, tablet, or audio player. You can control basic music playback functions (Play/Pause, Previous/Next Track) from the CDR6221. Advanced music navigation will still need to be done through your Bluetooth mobile device. This unit will also display song/artist information (no album art) from a connected Bluetooth audio device. 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.

    Push-To-Talk Voice Assistant: When connected via Bluetooth to an iPhone with Siri or Android smartphone with Google Assistant or Bixby, you can access the mobile device's digital voice assistant through the Jensen receiver by pressing the "Push-to-Talk" button on the front-panel. You'll speak your command into the head unit's front-panel microphone and the digital voice assistant will be heard through your vehicle's speakers (music playback will be attenuated). Compatible digital voice assistant functions include hands-free calling, music search, setting reminders, text-messaging, audible navigation, and more. You'll be able to ask your digital voice assistant get directions to a destination and the turn-by-turn instructions will heard through your vehicle's speakers, while the on-screen map still displays on your compatible smartphone. The head unit's audio is attenuated while the digital voice assistant provides voice prompts.

    Note: The head unit's LCD touchscreen will only display hands-free calling and Bluetooth audio information (all other digital voice assistant functions are only audible through the Jensen head unit; visual data will still need to be viewed from your smartphone device).
    Audio & Tuner Section

    CTA-2006 Compliant: The power specifications for the Jensen CDR6221 are compliant with the CTA-2006 Mobile Amplifier Power Testing and Measurement standards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). 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 CDR6221 are as follows -

    • CTA-2006 Specs: 16 watts x 4 channels (at 4 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, 1% THD-N)
    • Maximum Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels (200 watts total)

    4V/6Ch Pre-Outs: The Jensen CDR6221 is equipped with six 4.0-volt pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub). The front and rear channels are fading, while the subwoofer output is non-fading. This unit does not offer subwoofer level control or a low-pass crossover filter.

    Equalizer: The Jensen head unit offers 6 EQ presets (Classic, Rock, Pop, Jazz, Flat, User) that can be easily selected to tailor the sound to your genre of music. The User preset allows you to manually adjust the receiver's 8-band EQ (62, 150, 500, 1k, 3k, 7k, 12k, 16k Hz) so you can further fine-tune the sound to match your music content and preference. You can save a different EQ setting or preset for each source.

    Loudness: The Loudness feature compensates for deficiencies in the low and high sound ranges at lower volume.

    Source Level: The level (-7 to +7) of each source may be independently adjusted to prevent radical leaps in output volume when switching from one source to another.

    AM/FM Tuner: The head unit features a built-in AM/FM tuner with manual, seek, preset, and direct tuning. The unit features 3 FM bands and 2 AM bands with the capability of storing 6 presets for each band giving you a total of 18 FM presets and 12 AM presets (30 total). You can also automatically store the six strongest stations in your area inside the current selected band. The built-in AM/FM tuner also allows direct frequency tuning through the unit's touchscreen panel.

    Note: The tuner features selectable North America and European tuning.

    AV Inputs/Outputs

    Aux Input: The Jensen CDR6221 receiver is equipped with a front-panel Aux input that consists of a 3.5mm jack for connection an external portable audio device with a headphone jack or analog output. The Aux input only support audio playback (not video compatible).

    Video Output: A single RCA composite video-output jack allows you to an add external monitor, such as rear headrest or overhead monitor (sold separately). The video output can display a DVD, microSD card, or USB video signal when its selected as the receiver's source, regardless if the vehicle's parking brake is engaged or not.

    Backup Camera Input: The backup camera input consists of a composite video RCA jack for connecting an optional rearview camera (sold separately - see Accessories tab) in order to display the area behind your vehicle on the head unit's touchscreen. When an optional rearview camera is connected to this unit, the rear view image is automatically displayed on the screen when your vehicle is placed in reverse gear (violet/white wire of harness must be connected to reverse light wire of vehicle). Automatic rearview video switching can be set to 0.5, 2, or 3 seconds.

    Note: The camera input is meant as a driving aid only; never solely rely on the camera inputs when driving. In addition to using the camera input, always look around you to make sure everything is clear when maneuvering your vehicle.

    Touchscreen & Remote Control

    6.2" Touchscreen Monitor: The Jensen CDR6221 features a fixed 6.2" widescreen touchscreen LCD monitor. The screen has a resolution of 800 x 480p with 1,152,000 total pixels. This unit has touchscreen controls with interactive graphics, making menu navigation easy. The Jensen CDR6221 offers a variety of display adjustments to customize the display.

    • Selectable Wallpapers: You can select from 4 wallpaper backgrounds (does not support custom images).
    • Picture Adjustments: You can adjust the display's Contrast, Hue, Sharpness, & Saturation (from -4 to +4).
    • Brightness: The brightness of the LCD screen can be adjusted manually, or automatically trigger with the vehicle's headlights. The illumination wire of the the receiver must be connected to your vehicle's headlamp circuit. When the headlights are turned on, the unit's display screen will dim. When the headlights are turned off, the display screen brightens.

    Note: For safety reasons, you cannot view a video source on the built-in monitor as long as the vehicle is in motion. In order to display video, the head unit's pink wire must be hardwired into the vehicle's parking brake light circuit, and the vehicle's parking brake must be engaged.

    Hard-Key Controls: In addition to the touchscreen controls, the unit includes frequently used buttons and a rotary-dial along the left edge of the screen.

    Key Beep: The in-dash head unit provides an audible beep to confirm button operation (this can be turned On or Off).

    Optional Steering Wheel Controls: The unit features a SWC (steering wheel control) input which lets you keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with an optional steering wheel control adapter from PAC or Metra (see Accessories tab).


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    Customer Q&A

    14 questions already asked

    If power is lost does it reset the memory and/or your presetting's?
    rodney a  Jan 17, 2024
    1 answer
    Power needs to remain connected to keep your presets and memory settings, Rodney. If you disconnect power completely you will lose presets and any custom settings applied to the Jensen CDR6221.
    bo  Jan 18, 2024 (Staff)
    Will this unit work with my factory backup camera? (2015 Ram 1500)
    robert  Dec 28, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings Rob. Thank you for your question. We have the installation packages that would keep your factory camera working. Please call one of our advisors at 800-324-9695 for assistance.
    hogan  Dec 29, 2023 (Staff)
    Does it have steering wheel control?
    james  Oct 03, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings James. Thank you for your question. It has the capability but will also need a steering wheel control interface as well. Those interfaces work on most vehicles but not all. Please contact one of our advisors at 800-324-9695 to check your vehicle..
    hogan  Oct 03, 2023 (Staff)
    Can this mirror a Samy S21+ android phone? I'd really like to get my gps on the screen of the unit.
    rosycreates  Jul 28, 2023
    1 answer
    Greetings Rosalita, and thank you for your question. This stereo will not mirror any phone. Im thinking the price point, it can only do so much. We have a filter on our stereo page under Android control for mirroring. You can find all the stereos that can after using the filter.
    hogan  Jul 28, 2023 (Staff)
    Will this stero display my oil life and other car features like my factory one?
    seans  Jun 20, 2023
    1 answer
    Sadly, I cannot confirm any vehicle information without knowing your exact vehicle Sean. This Jensen radio does not feature an iDatalink Maestro port, so it cannot communicate with Maestro installation packages which tend to keep those key data-oriented vehicle features. Use our online Vehicle Guide in the handy link below to enter your ride's key details. This will show the retained features from this Jensen CDR6221 and the available installation packages. Try dropping in the Kenwood DDX276BT DVD unit in the second link below into the package builder to check the features, depending on your exact vehicle this may be able to be used with a Maestro installation interface to keep more key original features like those engine vitals. If you need us to put your package together and go over the details before ordering, do not hesitate to reach out to a live Advisor at 1-800-324-9695 and we are here to help!
    bo  Jun 20, 2023 (Staff)
    does it work with the screen for the backseat?
    logan  Apr 09, 2023
    1 answer
    Hi Logan, thank you for your question. For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this radio will work for your application and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
    andrea  Apr 09, 2023 (Staff)
    Does this install with the same hardware as the CDR5620?
    m  Sep 08, 2022
    1 answer
    This radio would mount with the same hardware as the CDR5620. For further help with selecting radio installation parts, please give our advisors a call at 1-800-324-9695.
    zachary  Sep 08, 2022 (Staff)
    can this unit mirror an iphone to display navigation?
    lonnie  Jul 20, 2022
    1 answer
    This Jensen CDR6221 DVD receiver does not mirror sadly, Lonnie. For the GPS mirror you will need a unit that has Carplay with either wired USB or wireless. This Boss BV900ACP I've put in the link below is a comparable unit that does offer the CD/DVD slot, touchscreen, and has the Carplay mirroring feature with wired USB. You can also use the website to see if the Boss will fit your specific ride. Check it out!
    bo  Jul 20, 2022 (Staff)
    Will putting the vehicle in reverse trigger the backup camera?
    michael  Dec 13, 2021
    1 answer
    Yes, aftermarket backup cameras or an OEM backup camera will be triggered on when the car is in reverse as long as the wiring is connected properly. An OEM camera will require an adapter to keep it working. An aftermarket camera will have a harness that triggers it on when the car is in reverse.
    allison  Dec 23, 2021 (Staff)
    Will this connect to the satellite radio?
    alfonso  Jul 19, 2021
    2 answers
    I connect to satellite radio via app on my cell phone and play on the radio via Bluetooth. I don't think this radio has a built in satellite radio module.
    larry  Jul 19, 2021
    Not that I know of.
    stephen  Jul 19, 2021
    Will this allow my or connect to my overhead rear DVD player?
    gore  Jul 17, 2021
    1 answer
    I believe so because there is rca plugs built into the back of the stereo. Even has a plug for a backup camera
    jason  Jul 17, 2021
    My vehicle has steering wheel factory phone controls and built in overhead mic. Is this unit compatible with these existing functions?
    john  Jul 13, 2021
    4 answers
    My vehicle does not have the steering wheel phone controls so I can't speak about that, but I am using the overhead mic and once I got the volume adjusted write that works great. Hope this is not to late and helps.
    james  Aug 03, 2021
    Yes it will work
    garrett  Jul 13, 2021
    Requires purchase of additional control module. On my vehicle (2012 Malibu), some features work as original, others do not. My cell phone works through icons on the radio.
    duane  Jul 13, 2021
    Yes, the factory steering controls work well but the overhead mic will not work with any after market radio. Using the phone Bluetooth will not be as clear as the factory system.
    jeffrey  Jul 13, 2021
    Does it come with a Remote or is one available?
    aaron  Jun 29, 2021
    1 answer
    This receiver is not compatible with a wireless remote. It can only work with steering wheel radio controls when installed with a compatible interface to keep them working in the vehicle. We have other receivers that are compatible with wireless remotes and advisors that can be reached by calling 1-800-324-9695 who can assist in finding a receiver with all the abilities you want
    jason  Jun 29, 2021 (Staff)

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