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January 15, 2013 Great Stereo for the Price
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Review by
LouiePolo from Chicago, IL
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To start off with, I bought this stereo to replace another Jensen in-dash nav unit, the VM9424. That unit was very reliable (had for over 2 years with no problems) but the need arose for bluetooth, and although that unit supported it, it required an adapter that has become difficult to find. In addition, while a solid unit, the navigation interface left much to be desired and was not very intuitive. So I researched and bought the VM9725BT, and I could not be happier. The new interface for the radio is much nicer than the VM9424, with some animated backgrounds, and the ability to add your own wallpaper (the manual does not tell you HOW to do this though; the files must be loaded onto the miniSD that holds the nav maps). There are multiple on-screen color schemes available, and you can even change the color of the buttons on the panel. CD playback was fine, and audio quality is good. Have not tried the DVD player yet, but that isn't really a function I plan on using. Bluetooth sound quality using the internal mic on the unit is a bit soft, but there is also an external mic available for use that may be a bit louder. Connection to the bluetooth is reliable and has worked every time with my wife's T-mobile G2. The navigation system has changed from the VM9424, and is much nicer to look at and more intuitive. There is even an option to change the default "arrow" that represents your car to a bunch of other car types. Lots of attention to detail was paid on this device, and it makes for a great unit. No other DVD/GPS/BT stereo is even close in price, and Im glad I didn't spend more to get one of those, I can't imagine them being any better.

The only CONS I can think of is the buttons on the panel have a small LED on them for night ID'ing, but you can't read what they are unless you turn on a dome light. Once you get used to their position it shouldn't be a problem though. Also I've loaded songs onto an SD card and while they play, no album art is displayed. there is a spot for it on the screen, but its blank. Hopefully this is something I'm just doing wrong and not a feature that isn't supported. Information on this unit is VERY sparse on the 'net.....outside of the manufacturer, I can't find anyone talking about it or offering any advice.

Overall, I would buy this unit again. Great value for the money, and easily the best stereo I've owned. My daily driver is a 2012 Cadillac SRX, and I like this stereo (installed in a 2008 Jeep Patriot) better than my Cadillacs.
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