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Customer Review Summary for JVC KW-NT30HD - Factory Refurbished
Average Customer Rating is 4.2 out of 5 stars:
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November 18, 2011 Slow but Steady..
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Sam from East Islip, NY
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The have the NT3 installed in my 2010 MazdaSpeed 3. It works well, for the most part. It doesn't feel as durable as the Alpine w203 i had. The plastic feels cheap and it's a pain in the butt trying to put the face plate back on if you remove it. I've had it close to 10 months now.

Pros:
-A lot of features for the money (too bad all the features have some kinda of flaw)
-Looks good
-USB in front
-Able to change lighting and background colors
-Bluetooth clarity is great (Both hearing people and people hearing you)
-Bluetooth pairing for phones (you can listen to Pandora radio from your phone thru your speakers)

Cons: (where to start..)
-When changing songs, radio stations, or sources, there's a delay (2-3 secs when changing to next song..Doesn't sound long but it feels long trust me..happens on CD'S, Ipods, everything but Pandora)
-GPS isn't accurate but I use it anyway (When searching for POI it doesn't always list places closest. Sometimes it says the closest AppleBees might be 600+ miles away, and does this for most POI searches) It recalls a lot if two different roads are adjacent to one another (as if it doesn't know which of the roads you're driving on)
-SAT Radio freezes if you turn the car off but keep it in accessory, then turn the car back on. (you'd have to turn the car completely off, let the headunit power down, the turn the car back on for the SAT to reset)
-Bluetooth microphone is plastic and mounts against the glass windshield. (It vibrates like crazy from the sub without the volume anywhere close to full)
-NO Calibration for touchscreen. (It is FAR from sensitive and you have to push buttons hard sometimes, and also easy to push the wrong button.)
-Equalizer is a pain in the butt to use effectively. Uses freq/hz to adjust, not like Bass: -/+ Treble -/+ and has stupid presets. This is the most important part of the radio for me and the biggest turn off.
-Steering wheel controls stopped working (could be fault connection on my part though but i doubt it since MODE still works and CH. up. Volume doesnt work or Ch. Down...) POS accessory.

I'm gonna stop here cause I think ya'll get the point. I could literally keep going on and on about the bad things about this thing. I'd only recommend it if you're a hardcore JVC fan and want only JVC stuff. Otherwise stick with Kenwood, Pioneer, Alpine stuff. I'd expect crap like this from Jensen or Boss or some other cheap brand, but not JVC. So sad.
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May 24, 2012 Awesome
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Fernando from Boyle, MS
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I own 2 of these, and let me tell you one thing: you will never buy another amp with this much power at this price. Have these on 2 Kicker CVX, and I am burning the voice coils off these bad boys. About to sell the Kickers and replace them with something that can handle the power of these bad boys. You won't lose with this amp. Buy one and you will see.
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December 17, 2011 AWESOME...ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!!!
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Bill from St Louis, MO
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Pro's: Tons of features.
1. Front panel USB - Perfect for the smaller USB thumb drives. I have four 8gb drives that I use for music.
2. Bluetooth Audio - Make and receive phone calls that are crystal clear. (If you have a sub, I highly suggest you shut it off while making or receiving phone calls) . Streaming music apps from your smartphone.
3. Navigation - fairly accurate GPS, it gets me to where I need to go.
4. Ipod Controls - It will control your ipod with a simple cable for both audio AND video. I no longer use my Ipod for audio, just video now.
5. DVD Player - Keeps my kids occupied.
6. Ease of use - I thought I would have to take a college course to learn how to use this. However, it is really easy to use, all the controls are pretty straight forward.

Cons:
1. It does take a while to get used to. I sat in my driveway and played with it for about 20 +/- minutes and became very familiar with it.
2. It does not have the Total Traffic option that the NT50 has. I wish I had gotten that one. The Total Traffic Nav feature will route you around heavy traffic, saving you a lot of time.

Overall:
I am very impressed with this radio. I now stream music apps from my smart phone using bluetooth and it sounds pretty darn good. I really like being able to load up my USB drives quickly before I hop in the car. I no longer use my ipod, unless I am traveling long distances and on top of that, I NOW only use my IPOD for video for this radio instead of having a bunch of kiddie movies lying all over my vehicle and use USB drives for audio. (You will have to get the JVC IPOD adapter, but it works for video as well)

Side note: It is a great radio as long as you updated the firmware on it.
Updates: http://support.jvc.com/consumer/custrel/index.jsp
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November 14, 2011 nice unit
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rebecca from buena park, CA
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Have this in one of my cars, beautiful unit! Love everything and all features!
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September 23, 2011 Overall excellent head unit ,
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William from Lincoln, CA
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Navigation, set up, Blue tooth, dvd, excellent Sound weak on bass, excellent on mids & Highs, Alpine pdx f4 & Hertz Hi energy componants in fr & coax in rears. No room for Sub. In mini van, Changed head unit, much better. Overall excellent head unit. Should work well with sub. Did not try built in amplified speaker outs
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September 19, 2011 WOW!
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Cardinal from Hyattsville, MD
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Easy to use!
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