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Jensen VM9224BT

Double DIN 6.2" TFT-LCD Touchscreen DVD/CD/MP3/WMA Receiver with Bluetooth, USB and Aux-In

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Jensen VM9225BT

OUR PRICE: $199.99

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More Than Your Average Stereo

At such a great price, this premium head-unit comes with more features than most other stereos on the market. 3 sets of 2 volt RCA outputs allow you to add amplifiers if you wish for a high-powered audiophile quality speaker system. The VM9224BT supports many file types, so you can play your media no matter what format it is. The 6.2" LCD Touchscreen will display your media such as DVD's, radio stations and CD text. This CEA compliant stereo produces 40 watts MAX to power your door speakers with more and cleaner power than your factory stereo. The 3-band equalizer has 8 different tone curves to select from, and you may set your own preset as well. Built-in Bluetooth allows for hands free calling while you are on the go. This is the perfect stereo for almost anyone's needs.

 
 
 
 
 

General Features:

  • Double DIN In-dash AM/FM, CD, MP3, WMA Player
  • 6.2" TFT-LCD touchscreen monitor
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • Bright white button lighting
  • Navigation and bluetooth capabilities
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 40 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 13 watts x 4 channels
  • CD Text Display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • Playback of DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-DA, MP3, WMA, AVI, MPEG 1, MPEG 2, and XviD
  • Playback of Region All DVD discs
  • AM/FM tuner with 18FM/12AM presets
  • 3-Band equalizer with 8 selectable tone curves (7 Preset, 1 User)

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear and mono-subwoofer)
  • Navigation Ready: Jensen NAV102 required and sold separately
  • iPod/iPhone Audio/Video Control Built-In: Jensen jLINK-USB included and allows for direct iPod control
  • Front-panel A/V auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Rear A/V auxiliary input: RCA audio input for portable media devices
  • Rear video input: Rear video input for rear view cameras with a RCA composite input
  • Rear video composite output for connection to additional screens
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-PSv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately

Key Features And Comparison Chart

Display
6.2" LCD Widescreen
6.2" LCD Widescreen
6.2" LCD Widescreen
6.2" LCD Widescreen
6.2" LCD Widescreen
Touchscreen
Navigation
NAV102 Required
NAV102 Required
NAV102 Required
Pre-amp Outputs
3 Pairs (2 Volts)
3 Pairs (2 Volts)
3 Pairs (2 Volts)
3 Pairs (2 Volts)
3 Pairs (2 Volts)
Audio Playback
CD, MP3, WMA
CD, MP3, WMA
CD, MP3, WMA
CD, MP3, WMA
CD, MP3, WMA
Video Playback
DVD, VCD
DVD, VCD
DVD, XviD, AVI
DVD, XviD, AVI
DVD, XviD, AVI
AM/FM Presets
18FM/6AM
18FM/6AM
18FM/12AM
18FM/12AM
18FM/12AM
USB Interface
REAR
REAR
FRONT
REAR
FRONT & REAR
2-Way iPod Control
SD Card
Auxiliary Input (Mini-Jack)
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
FRONT
Bluetooth
BTM10 Required
BTM10 Required
BTM10 Required
Built-In HD Radio
 
 
 
 
Satellite Radio Ready
XM
XM
XM
 
 
Equalizer
3-Band
Parametric EQ
3-Band
Parametric EQ
3-Band
Parametric EQ
3-Band
Parametric EQ
3-Band
Parametric EQ
Button Lighting
White
White
White
Blue
Blue
Backup Camera Ready

Looking for the Single DIN Model?

The Jensen VM9214BT has all the same features as the Jensen VM9214BT, but in a Single DIN chassis.
If your car needs a single DIN stereo, check out the Jensen VM9424.

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by Jensen VM9225BT)
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(previous model, replaced by Jensen VM9224BT)
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(previous model, replaced by Jensen VM9224)

In-Dash Receiver Specifications

Receiver Size

Single DIN: 1 DIN dimensions will work with all single DIN installation kits we have to offer. Single DIN radios are the most common size for after-market stereos.

Single DIN slot with flip-out screen: The DIN stereo includes a retractable, flip-out screen. Before purchasing, make measurements to be sure there is no interference with dash accessories such as A/C vents or shift levers.

Single DIN slot with a larger face: Standard single DIN size, but the display is larger then the standard single DIN size. Due to the nature of the larger face, problems may arise when installing in particular vehicles. These stereos are great for single DIN slots where you want a larger screen.

1.5 DIN: This size is very uncommon in vehicles, however this size opening is most commonly found in Chrysler and Chevrolet vehicles.

Double DIN: Approximately 4-inches in height, this size is becoming more common every year. Prior to 2000, this size was typically only found in Japanese vehicles such as those made by Honda or Toyota. Now, it is becoming more popular for many vehicles to be fit with a Double DIN opening.

Double DIN
Faceplate Security

Detachable / Removable faceplate security: The most common anti-theft feature. It allows you to take the faceplate with you, thus disallowing operation, which deters theft.

Security Codes: Mainly a feature in high end video units which do not have a detachable face / screen. Once the unit is uninstalled (or stolen), a security code (or PIN) is required upon reinstallation. Though you no longer have your unit after the theft, the thief also does not have your security code, which makes the unit useless. The hope is the thief knows which units have security codes and he/she chooses not to steal your unit because of the security code.

Ghost technology: This is not commonly used, but can be found primarily in a select number of 2004-2005 head units. It creates an illusion that no unit is installed by appearing completely black when turned off. Potential thieves may steer clear because it appears as though no head unit is installed.

Anti-theft covers: Similar to ghost and hiding faces because they only create an illusion that the face/unit is not in place.

ESN: Stands for Electronic Serial Number. Allows the disabling of the radio and allows tracking if it is stolen.

Security Code
Motorized Faceplate
Some in-dash car stereos feature a motorized faceplate that moves to expose a CD or DVD slot. This is a convenient feature that allows the front display to be larger and easier to read. The positioning of the monitor gives you control over the angle you would like to view information on the stereo.
No
Remote Control
Allows control of specific features and functions from a remote control. Typically they are used to prevent button wear on your radio, or to allow easier navigation of menus.
No
Peak Power Output
This form of power rating refers to the maximum amount of power an electronic device can handle or output in an instant without damage occurring. Often times this maximum is achieved during a brief musical burst, such as a drum accent, or low bass hit.

Some manufacturers display peak power ratings on the face of their products to increase the appeal to consumers. The RMS power rating is more accurate, and we recommend using it for product comparison.

40 watts x 4 channels
RMS Power Output
The amount of continuous power, measured in watts, that an amplifier produces is called RMS power. The higher the RMS rating, the louder and cleaner your music sounds. The RMS output figure is much more accurate than the peak rating when comparing products.
13 watts x 4 channels
Preamp RCA Outputs
RCA outputs, commonly known as preamp outputs, allow you to connect one or sometimes multiple external amplifiers. An in-dash receiver will commonly have one, two or three sets of RCA outputs that can be used to connect external amplifiers and other components. One pair of RCA outputs will typically provide a full range signal that can be used for most subwoofer or speaker amplifiers. Two pairs of RCA outputs can typically be configured as four full range signals, or also as two full range and two subwoofer signals. Three sets of RCA outputs will almost always produce four speaker signals and two subwoofer signals for use with multiple amplifiers.
3 Pairs (Front, Rear, and Mono-Subwoofer)
Dedicated Subwoofer Preamp RCA Output
A dedicated output that has a built-in low-pass crossover for specific connection to a subwoofer amplifier that powers a low frequency driver, typically a subwoofer.
Yes
Preamp Voltage
The preamp output rating is measured in volts (V). The higher the rating, the stronger the signal. This results in less unwanted noise being picked up.
2 volts
Built-In Equalizer
The number of graphic or parametric equalizer bands the stereo receiver is equipped with. The more EQ options, the more you will be able to adjust your music to your liking.
3-Band equalizer with 8 selectable tone curves (7 Preset, 1 User)
Display Type
The type of display on your receiver refers to the monitor that is used to display the source information such as song names, radio stations, or track times.

Dot-Matrix Text Display: A simple display which uses dots in specific illuminated color(s) to light up and form letters or numbers that are displayed on the receiver.

Graphic or Motion Display: Typically found in mid to high-end receivers and give your text information and receiver more life by adding motion, backgrounds, or multiple colors to your display. There are types of graphic displays such as 3D Graphic, Motion, and OEL (Organic Electroluminescent) displays. They can range from one color to full color displays and typically allow you to select from one of many built-in animations, background images, screensavers or other graphics to enhance your experience and add an extra bit of personality to your system. Some units also come with software that allow you to load your own customizable pictures or animations.

LCD Monitor Display: Can be as small as 2" or as large as 10". Some LCD displays are motorized for angle adjustment. LCD monitors display full motion video playback as well as your standard text such as track status, radio station information and more depending on the receiver's features.

TFT-LCD Monitor
Display Color
The display color refers to the color of the text and or graphics on the receiver.

Multi-Color: When more than one color is on the display, for example one part of the text is white, while the other part is blue.

Variable-Color: The display colors can be changed by the user. If the default color of text/display is blue for example, the user can change the settings to where the color turns to red. Variable color displays are typically described in detail in the item's description.

TFT-LCD Display: In-dash receivers with a video screen that display multiple colors and often times video such as DVD, navigation or other video sources.

Full Color
Button Color
Refers to the color of the physical buttons on the unit.
Blue
CD Signal-to-Noise
CD Signal-to-Noise Ratio is a key specification that is often overlooked by newbies. The CD S/N Ratio measures how well the CD player silences background noise. Higher ratings in decibels (dB) indicates less noise, and generally a cleaner signal.
95 dB
CEA-2006 Compliant
Amplifiers that have been tested to meet specific standards. When a car amplifier meets these standards, you can be sure that it will be able to produce the amount of power specified by the official CEA-2006 rating. Usually, these rating consist of the following items:
  • RMS Power
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio

This rating applies to both external car amplifiers, as well as the amplifiers inside of in-dash stereos.

Yes

Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
Yes
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
18
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
12
Radio Data System (RDS)
Receivers with Radio Data System (RDS) tuners can receive digital broadcast information about the FM radio station including program name, time and station identification. RDS enables your receiver to display text messages that many FM stations include on a sub-carrier signal within their normal broadcast signal. Some RDS tuners can even break in with traffic alerts or emergency broadcasts when you're listening to a CD.
CD-R/RW Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play finalized CD-R discs and/or CD-RW discs.
Yes
MP3 Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with MP3 files. To burn a MP3 encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
WMA Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the CD player will play discs encoded with WMA files. To burn a WMA encoded disc, use the "data" mode on your CD Recorder and finalize the session and/or CD.
Yes
DVD / Video Playback
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver will play DVD (or other listed) video disc formats. Unless otherwise noted, the unit is not guaranteed to play recorded DVDs.
DVD
DVD+R
DVD+RW
DVD-R
DVD-RW
AVI
SVCD (MPEG-2)
VCD (MPEG-1)
XviD
DVD Region Number
This is the region number that the DVD receiver is compatible with. Almost any device that has the ability to play a DVD disk has a region number. DVD region codes restrict playback of movies that come from geographical locations outside of your residing place.
All

Audio / Video Inputs

USB Input
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver features an input to connect a USB device via standard USB or mini-USB. The USB input may be a connection on the front or rear of the unit with an extension cable for connecting devices to the receiver. Some units have an optional input that allows for a USB adapter to be purchased separately and used with the unit.
Front
Number of Front USB Inputs
Number of Rear USB Inputs
Additional Audio/Video Inputs
These inputs enable the unit to receive an audio or video signal from a separate source. There are many different types of connections and ways to accomplish this. Most common are RCA Composite cables and 3.5mm mini-jack plugs.

RCA Composite Inputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

3.5mm
This is commonly referred to as a mini-jack or a headphone jack. It is a 3.5mm plug that transfers audio only. There is a right and left audio channel on the plug which allows for stereo sound playback.

3.5mm AV Input
These plugs look similar to the common 3.5mm mini-jack, however they carry a third channel dedicated for video.

Optional
This means that an auxiliary input is possible, but only with the use of an optional accessory. These optional adapters will sometimes use the CD Changer port or other port on the back of a unit that might restrict the use of other expandability features. These accessories are typically sold separately.

1 Set of Rear Audio RCA Inputs
Front 3.5mm A/V Input

Monitor Screen Features

Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Yes
Screen Size
This is the size of the monitor on the unit. It is measured diagonally and in inches. The bigger the number the larger the screen.
Monitor Angle Adjustment

Backward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt backwards so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, this type of pivot means that the bottom of the screen stays stationary while the top of the screen retracts. On Double DIN units this means that the bottom of the screen slides forward while the top of the screen moves down, resulting in a backwards angle tilt.

Forward:
This means that the unit is able to tilt forward so that the proper viewing angle can be achieved. On single DIN flip out monitors, a forward pivot keeps the bottom of the screen stationary while the top of the screen moves forward. On select Double DIN units, a forward tilt is sometimes referred to as a reverse tilt. The bottom of the screen remains in the same position while the top of the screen moves forward.

Left/Right Angle (Horizontal):
Some monitors allow the display to be rotated to the left or right in order to have the best viewing angle possible.

Slide In/Out:
A feature mainly found in select Kenwood units. It allows the entire screen to slide in and out. This is different from a forward/backward tilt in that the entire screen moves forward or backwards as opposed to just the top or bottom.

None
Display Adjustment
This refers to the many ways that a units display can be adjusted.
Brightness
Contrast
MirrorLink Compatible
MirrorLink allows connectivity between a smartphone and the aftermarket car receiver. The consumer gets into the car, connects the phone with a cable, and gains access to phone applications through the car stereos controls such as navigation and steering wheel buttons. MirrorLink allows consumers to use their smartphones safely and simply, keeping eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Expandability Features

Navigation
Built-in navigation is a convenient feature that allows the driver to receive driving directions and guidance.

Some in-dash head units are built-in with the navigation features, while others require an add on navigation box. Other navigation options include portable navigation units that you can take with you or attach to the dash of your vehicle.

Optional (Accessory Required and Sold Separately)
Compatible Smartphones
Some stereos work with iOS (Apple) or Android smartphone operating systems, while some stereos work with both or neither. Find out here which operating systems this stereo is compatible with.
Audio/Video Outputs
Audio/Video outputs are typically used to connect an overhead monitor to an aftermarket stereo. This is the number of A/V outputs that the item has. These outputs are usually RCA Composite cables.

RCA Composite Outputs
These are your typical red, white, and yellow RCA composite cables that are common among devices with audio and video inputs. The red and white cables are dedicated for audio. The red cable is for the right channel and the white is for the left channel. The yellow cable is specifically for the video signal. Because this type of auxiliary cable contains 2 channels of audio, it will support stereo sound.

1 Video RCA Output
Satellite Radio
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver is compatible with XM or Sirius Satellite Radio. "Optional" means while the receiver is capable of SIRIUS/XM playback and connectivity, you will still need to purchase an additional satellite tuner, adapter, and/or antenna.
No
HD Radio
This feature refers to whether or not the receiver is capable of receiving high-definition digital HD Radio broadcasts by either a built-in HD Radio tuner, or more commonly with the purchase of an optional HD Radio tuner box. Receivers which are HD Radio Ready generally require an additional purchase of a separate tuner.
No
Bluetooth Connectivity
This feature refers to whether or not the head unit is able to connect to a hands-free Bluetooth device. Head units that are Bluetooth ready typically require the purchase of an optional adapter or accessory that connects to the rear of the head unit. This optional accessory allows you to accept phone calls through your head unit and speakers. Some head units have built-in Bluetooth hands free capabilities with an included remote-mount microphone or built-in microphone.
Yes (Built-in/Included Bluetooth Controls, Adapter and Microphone Included)
A2DP Music Streaming
The Advanced Audio Distribution Profile will wirelessly stream music and other audio from an A2DP compatible device.
Steering Wheel Control Compatible
In order to retain a vehicle's factory steering wheel remote controls, a wired-remote input is needed on the aftermarket stereo.

If "Yes", then the aftermarket stereo is compatible with steering wheel remote controls. If an additional accessory is required for the steering wheel controls to work properly, a compatible piece will be listed.

Yes (Accessory required and sold separately)
CD Changer Controls
This feature signifies whether or not the receiver has the ability to control a CD Changer. If a receiver supports this function, it is usually compatible with a same-brand CD changer without the need for an extra adapter.
No
Rear View Camera Input
Indicates if an in-dash multimedia unit has a dedicated video input for rear view cameras. These inputs allow you to plug the camera to the back of the unit to receive the cameras video signal. Usually the camera signal is transferred through an RCA cable connection.
Yes (Universal)
Memory Card Reader
Whether or not the receiver has a built-in input for removable memory cards such as SD (Secure Digital) cards or MMC (Multimedia) cards.
SD Card

Smartphone Integration

iPhone/iPod Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which iPod/iPhone features this head unit has.
iPod Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for audio control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (Built-In/Included)
iPod Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an iPod and allow for video control and playback of the iPod through the head unit. Head units that have iPod connectivity allow your iPod to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard iPod-to-USB charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own iPod-to-USB cable.
Yes (Built-In/Included)
iPod Charging Adapter Required
Some Apple iPods require a charging adapter be used for the unit to fully function with the iPod.
No
Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

iPod Classic (120GB)
iPod Classic (80 &160GB)
iPod Nano 3rd Generation (4 & 8GB)
iPod Nano 4th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Nano 5th Generation (8 & 16GB)
iPod Touch 2nd Generation (8, 16 & 32GB)
iPod Touch 3nd Generation (8, 32 & 64GB)
iPhone 3G
iPhone 3GS
iPhone 4
Android Features
Head units are equipped with different technology that allows a variety of smartphone integration features. Some stereos are equipped with more features than others, here you will find which Android features this head unit has.
Android Audio Integration
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android and allow for audio control and playback of the Android through the head unit. Head units that have Android connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard charging and connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own Android charging and connection cable.
Android Video Connection
This refers to whether or not the receiver can connect to an Android device and allow for video control and playback of the device through the head unit. Head units that have Android video connectivity allow your device to be connected and controlled via the head unit, and they will typically connect through the USB input combined with your standard Android charging/connection cable. We encourage you to read the description of the head unit to see if an adapter is required or included, or if you can simply use your own cable.

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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
55%
4 Star
30%
3 Star
15%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.5
Features
4.4
Design
4.3
Usability
4.4
Nick

Euless, TX

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Works Great for the value

May 25, 2012

It was easy to install and set up in my 2008 Tacoma. Sometimes the ipod disconnects but other than that I haven't had any problems with it working. There are a few things that would be nice to have like a built in mic, detachable faceplate, anti-glare screen but I still am pleased with it. The suggested Metra dash kit that was sold with it didn't fit and I would recommend getting a Scoshe kit.

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Bados in the House

Goldsboro, NC

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You get a lot of Bang for the Budget Buck!!!!

April 20, 2012

I owned a Ford Explorer 2002 a decided to junk the factory radio with something more updated. This is the choice for those of you who is on a budget. Installation was easy. The diagram was very helpful along with the free hardness. It took me and my son 4 hours to complete the installation. I wired the pink(ground) wire to a toggle switch wired in arm rest box, just in case I get pulled over by the PO PO. The touch screen response is very precise, the dvd video shows great but the aspect ratio don't work. My Android 2.2 phone paired off in minutes after installation. I won't be upgrading the navigation unit due to the fact that my phone has it already and speaks through the speakers. Overall I'm impressed with this low end head unit....I will be updating later...

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dean

bauxite, AR

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great value

April 2, 2013

i t is a great product at a great price. read direction dont assume! if you use a sd card for music make sure it is in mp3 format not mp4 which itunes will send the music in. tell itune to translate to mp3 from mp4 ifyou use a sd card.

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Rick

Grand Rapids, MI

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Nice features for the price

February 26, 2013

Installation into my 2007 Tacoma was easy with the Scosche dash and wiring kits. I use all 3 preouts. Front and rear into a 4 channel amp and subwoofer out into a separate sub amp. I did test out the DVD player and the radio and they worked fine. I was also able to watch video from SD and USB (once I found the correct video format to use). I mostly listen to MP3's so I load about 600 of them up onto a SD card at a time. One thing I do notice is that this unit skips the first 1/2 second or so of MP3's, so you miss the first note of songs with a big opening. One feature I do like is when I turn the unit on the volume is set to 10 (out of 40) so the music doesn't start out blasting. Hooking up a rear view camera was as simple as running the wires and plugging it in. At this price level I would recommend this product.

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sunil

Sterling, VA

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Great site to buy car stereos

February 21, 2013

Buying experience is awesome with sonic electronic. Required harness wiring for selected stereo and selected car model is wonderful option this site provides. The product is up to the description and features mentioned. I dont have any issues with the product and its very easy to install.

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Michael

Fort Myers, FL

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Overall Good Product

February 6, 2013

Good unit at a good price. Doesn't have a whole lot of bells and whistles but it gets the job done with no problems so far (owned for 6 months). Wish the screen would tilt and iPod interface can be a tad laggy at times but would recommend this product to friends and would but it again

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Phocas

Canada

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Très bonne valeur

January 21, 2013

Excellent rapport qualité prix, un peu complexe a opérer au début.

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Caleb

Mt Vernon

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Very good radio for the price.

November 14, 2012

Just had this installed and I love it. Complete integration with my iPhone. Very crisp and clear sound from Bluetooth. I think this is the best radio purchase I've made. Most bang for the buck if you ask me

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Mario

Chula Vista

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Jensen VM9224BT

October 16, 2012

WOW great head unit everything works great Bluetooth sounds great I would recommend this to anyone great deal

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Albert

Australia

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Great Value

September 10, 2012

I imported this product to Australia and found that although this is a double din unit it did not fit properly. The height was not correct. The radio although it picks up well enough does not give good sound compared to playing through the USB. This may be just a country thing. Pros Easy to fit Easy enough to use Bluetooth phone works well Cons Slow when changing to bluetooth phone from USB and visa versa Difficult to adjust fade and balance although I was only testing and usually do not adjust. I have yet to install the reversing camera so cannot comment on that. Also yet to play DVD's. Overall a solid unit for the price and features.

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Christopher Jo

Abilene tx

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Very good

September 5, 2012

It was worth every penny. IT shows great movies. It reads all my music. I don't even have to turn it up loud to blast it through my speakers. Adjust well and has tons of options. Totally worth it.

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HRauh

Sparks, NV

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Great device

September 2, 2012

I bought this product because I wanted an upgraded stereo, something that I could connect my sub woofers to, and be able to play my iPod. I liked the look and idea of a touch screen and a double din (I've had a single din before but didn't like the way the little shelf looks). Over all it is an awesome product but to be able to use all of the features you would have to spend the same amount plus another chunk of change so that's why I've only given it 4 stars. I have played a few movies through it and the picture quality isn't bad at all (can't expect too much out of a little thing in your car) I would highly recommend buying the frame cover that makes it look flush with the car if you get the option, I did for my Saturn SC series and it looks like the stereo came stock with the car.

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SR2K

Clarksville, NY

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Good Headunit, great price

August 22, 2012

I bought this radio for my 98 Ford Ranger and was so happy with it that when I got rid of the Ranger it was brought over to the F150. It gets plenty loud, while remaining crisp and clear. Works great with the bluetooth, and comes through very well on the other end as well. The SD card feature is slow to load up, but once it does it works as it should. Overall this is an excellent headunit for someone who wants new features without breaking the bank.

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Tj

chugiak, AK

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Nice product

June 25, 2012

I bought this deck to replace my single din, it worked good but for me it didn't change songs fast enough! Produces 40rms each channel which was really nice but I was disappointed that u had to buy a different cord to play videos off your iPod. So after about 4months of owning this deck I went with a new pioneer.

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Stacey

Glenview, IL

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Not Bad!!!

June 20, 2012

I would recommend this unit to anyone NOT looking for their head unit to be able to multitask. This unit is simple and basically does one function at a time. I have a DNX9140 in my other vehicle and I'm able to play movies to my headrests while listening to music in the car and I can half split the car to have the movie audio playing in the back and the radio playing upfront. THIS UNIT DOES NOT HAVE THAT CAPABILITY. But, it does stream bluetooth music, navigation directions extremely well from my iphone with no hiccups (better than my DNX 9140). The unit is slow to execute some commands.

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austin

las vegas, NV

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June 7, 2012

I would definitely buy this product again. All the touch functions work great and the resolution was amazing. Works great with the iPod controller system.

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Vidal

Bay Area, CA

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Great Value!

April 12, 2012

At first I was a bit skeptical due to the unit having an extremely low price, but I'm glad I pulled the trigger on this unit. The touchscreen is really responsive, the bluetooth works great, the iPod to unit is a bit slow but its nothing I can't deal with. Easy install. I'm considering buying the navigation upgrade soon. Look is very bland, but I bought it for the features not for it to be colorful. Overall Im really happy with this unit.

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Darryl

Castle Rock, CO

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Awesome car stereo for under $300!

April 2, 2012

I bought this stereo to replace the factory stereo in my Ford Focus and I am so happy with my choice! I love having the touch screen for all of the controls and love the iPod hookup and bluetooth. I leave my iPod hooked up in a small compartment on the left side of the steering wheel. The iPod control works very well! The feature I love the most is the bluetooth. My phone automatically connects with the stereo as soon as I start the car. This was weird to get used to at first, especially if I was on the phone when I got into my car an all of a sudden I couldn't hear the other person, until I turned up the stereo, it switches over automatically! I also love how if I am listening to my iPod and get a call, the song is paused. I also stream Pandora from my phone to the stereo, very cool! Sometimes I even play Youtube videos on my phone and listen through the stereo bluetooth. I don't have a video iPod or iPhone, so I haven't tried playing videos from them onto the stereo screen. Another cool feature is that you can set the start-up volume! So, when you turn off the car after driving with the volume high, when you restart the car, the volume goes to the pre-set value, so no more blsting your ears off when you first start the car!!! The only complaint I have, which might have a solution that I haven't found yet, is the bluetooth phone call volume is pretty low, so I have to turn up the stereo volume to hear the other person, but when I hang up and the radio or iPod starts playing again, I have to quickly turn the volume down. Not the end of the world, but it can be annoying. One feature that I wish the stereo had, is when listening to my iPod, I wish I could drag the progress bar to quickly move further into the song. I listen to some 2 hr trance mixes and it would be nice to be able to jump 10 minutes instead of the normal fast forward of like 20 seconds per second. You can drag the scroll bar when going through you song list, to move faster through the list, so it seems like it would be possible in a song. By the way, if you ground the pink video wire to any screw behind the dash, you can watch video while driving. It was going to be way too difficult to connect the pink wire to my handbrake! I watched Top Gun on the stereo and the sound was AWESOME! This is a very nice feature packed head unit!

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Lawrence

Madison Heights, MI

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Good Value

October 27, 2011

Good value, I would not say Awesome. First the good, has good sound quality, lots of adjustments and features for the money. Bluetooth works well. 2 usb ports (front and Back) and sd reader. Cons. The aspect ratio doesn't display movies properly, I called jensen and was told "it is what it is, you should buy a name brand for correct playback" (unbelievable right). So images are stretched and there's no way to change this. Last the unit will only recoginize 1500 songs on any thumb drive or hard drive, after that it ignores them so 8 gigs is about the max.

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Phil

Milford, IN

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Awesome Value!

August 12, 2011

I purchased this radio for my Ford Focus at the recommendation of the Sonic Electronix guys, and am I ever pleased. So many features, and all the extras were included. iPod cable to play videos, dash rings, mic for the phone. It has impressed me more than I could have believed that a Jensen could have. The power output is moderate, but rated at 13w rms, it's not misleading in it's description. iPod controls are great, almost like using the scroll wheel itself, but with a slight pause when songs are skipped, but no big deal. Dvd playback is great, with very good screen resolution. It is a little hard to see the screen in direct sunlight or polarized sunglasses, but not to the point of being unable to see it. And it has so many inputs, sd card, a/v, front and rear usb. And expandable with nav, and the bluetooth with the phone is good and syncing very easy. I TOTALLY recommend this head unit to anyone looking for a head unit with the features it offers.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

VM9224BT

UPC

043258304742

Weight

8.50lbs

Internal SKU

vm9224bt

Internal Product ID

37874

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Jensen VM9224BT