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Customer Review Summary for Jensen VM9324
Average Customer Rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars:
3.9
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3.6
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4.4
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May 12, 2011 Not *BAD*, but not without problems.
Review by
Daniel from Riverside, CA
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Well, I spent a little over a month with the unit, and mostly enjoyed it, but I did have a number of qualms.
The startup time is atrocious. It's between 30 to 60 seconds before the unit boots and starts playing anything, be it radio, CD, MP3, etc. While this is forgivable to an extent, it really does detract from the unit overall.
...it started locking up often enough that I started carrying a bent paperclip with me just to reset the unit. There was one day where I had to do this six or seven times (which was the day before I submitted the RMA).
If you have a convertible or wear polarized sunglasses, do not purchase this unit. You will *NEVER* be able to read the screen with the top down or glasses on. This isn't so much an issue with the unit itself, so much as the type of LCD used. I don't detract much from it for that, honestly -- I wasn't expecting perfect readability in near-direct sunlight.

The good? It's an attractive design that really does feel like a quality item. It switches between inputs fairly quickly, and has decent sound quality for what it is. ...though, I was passing it through a rather anemic factory amp, so I'm sure it actually sounds much better than it did for me. I could never get it to properly play a video file without skipping or going utterly batpoo insane. One half hour episode of an original Doctor Who in XVID caused the thing to freak out and have to be reset three times before it would play through the file; each time was a different spot, so it was not an encoding issue. Ah well. Maybe it has something against British Sci-Fi?

Bottom line: Would I recommend this to someone? Honestly, no. For a hundred or so more, you can get a much more capable head without all of the nicks for being a pain. Like I said, it's not *BAD*, but it is slightly less than average. If I was given one for free, it'd go straight back in the car -- but as I did pay some decent cash for it, I returned it.
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