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Boss BV9386NV

Double-DIN In-Dash 6.2" Touchscreen DVD Car Stereo w/ Bluetooth, GPS & Full Apple iPod Control

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Key Benefits:

  • Full-color 6.2" LCD touchscreen display:
    • Digital LED Backlit screen with an 800 x 480 resolution
  • Navigation:
    • Built In Navigation System Covering All 50 States
  • Bluetooth:
    • Handsfree Calling (HFP), Bluetooth Audio Streaming (A2DP / AVRCP)
  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs:
    • Expand your sound system with front, rear and subwoofer channel outputs

General Features:

  • Boss BV9386NV In-Dash Receiver
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels
  • Remote control included
  • Authorized Platinum Internet Dealer
  • 1 year Sonic Electronix, and 2 years Manufacturer's warranty

Playback and Audio Features:

  • 18FM/12AM presets
  • Switchable Radio Regions: USA, EUROPE, CHINA, JAPAN
  • iPod and iPhone Ready: Standard USB-to-iPod Cable compatible
  • 2-Band parametric equalizer with 4 selectable tone curves
  • 3.5mm Front Auxiliary Input
  • Front and Rear USB Input
  • CD text information display
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)

Navigation Features:

  • United States, Canada, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico map and traffic database
  • Over 8 million points-of-interest
  • 2D Landmarks display
  • Lane assist tells the driver which lane they should be in at any given time
  • Text-to-speech plays back street name, driving directions and any other text the driver needs to here
  • Split Screen AV Control divides the screen into two, with navigation on the left and a control window on the right

Bluetooth Features:

  • Supports A2DP audio streaming
  • Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones
  • Includes a (external wired/built-in) microphone for clear, convenient and distortion-free talking

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 2V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • Steering Wheel Control Ready: PAC ControlPRO or Axxess ASWC-1 are required and sold separately

Product History:

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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.

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.
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.
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.

50 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.
17 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)
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.
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.
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.


Playback Features

AM/FM Tuner
Most in-dash CD players have AM/FM playback allowing you listen to your favorite local radio stations.
FM Presets
The number of FM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
AM Presets
The number of AM radio stations that can be stored as presets.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Dual Zone
Dual zone means the stereo is capable of playing multiple audio or video sources between two separate locations.

Please refer to the item description for more details on how dual zone works specifically to the unit you are viewing.

Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.

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.
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.

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.

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 RCA A/V Inputs

Monitor Screen Features

If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
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

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.

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.

Display Adjustment
This refers to the many ways that a units display can be adjusted.
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.
Device Mirroring
This is the ability to "mirror" a device's screen (i.e SmartPhone or Tablet) onto the headunit's display. Please check with the manufacture's website for updated information regarding compatibility and cables required for proper performance.

Navigation Features

Traffic Lane Guidance
Traffic Lane guidance is a convenient feature among navigation units. It enabled the navigation unit to tell the driver which lane that they should be in at any given time. This becomes quite useful when a particular lane is needed to exit the freeway or make a necessary turn.
These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Complete 50 USA
Navigation During Audio Playback
This feature allows the driver to listen to music while the unit is still navigating them to their destination.
Navigation During Video Playback
The feature allow the head unit to play videos while the navigation unit is still guiding them to their destination. This is ideal for those that use overhead or headrest monitors that receive a video signal from the in-dash navigation unit.
Map Dimensional Display
This is the manner in which the navigation maps are displayed. The majority of navigation units have either a 2D or a 3D map display, however some have options for both.
Search Options
Search options are the many different ways that the navigation unit is able to find your destination. Below are the definitions of what these mean.

Address: The user is able to enter a specific address and the unit will navigate there.

City: The unit is able to navigate to a city, without a specific address needed. A great feature when traveling across several states or provinces.

Coordinates: This is a convenient feature for when you have specific longitude and latitude values.

Favorites: These are shortcuts that you can set for easy access to commonly traveled locations. Examples could include your home, office, favorite restaurant, movie theater, or any other frequently traveled location.

Home: Program and save your home address for fast and simple navigation to your home.

Intersection: Searches for specific cross-streets rather than a specific address.

Map Browsing: This feature enables the user to point to a location on the navigation screen and choose to navigate there. A great feature for when you visually know where you want to go, but are not sure of the address or intersection.

Phone Number: Search for locations by their phone number. Perfect for when you know the phone number of a restaurant or similar locations, but do not have the address. Also convenient when a store has many locations and you need to go to the one that you have previously called.

Point-of-Interest (POI) Name: Search by name for Points-of-Interst such as restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity: Search for Points-of-Interst that are close by to your current location. Points-Of-Interests include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Points-of-Interest (POI) Type: Search for Points-of-Interst by there category. These include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Quick Search: Allows the user to search for specified POI's that are commonly used.

Recent (Previous) Searches: This feature will load the users recent searches for fast navigation back to them.

Route: This allows the user to select a route that has been previously established.

Map Browsing
Phone Number
Point-of-Interest (POI) Name
Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity
Points-of-Interest (POI) Type
Recent (Previous) Searches
Map Source
Maps are typically built into the navigation unit or they can be uploaded from a disc or memory card. They usually cover the United States and all or parts of Canada. Built-in flash memory maps typically respond faster than disc loaded maps.
SD Card
Text-to-Speech (TTS) converts normal text into speech. Mostly used in navigation units, text-to-speech allow the audible playback of street names, driving directions, and any other text that the driver needs to hear.
Traffic Tuner
In-dash navigation units with satellite radio have the option for a traffic tuner, also called a Traffic Message Channel. A Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is used to deliver traffic and travel information directly to the driver. When the TMC is built-in a navigation unit, it can help direct the driver to take alternative routes when traffic is bad.
Points of Interest
The number of points of interest included on the maps. Points of interest may include gas stations, restaurants, city centers, hotels, airports, and tourist attractions.
8 Million
Customizable POI
Customizable Points Of Interest (POI) allow the user to customize, select favorites, and add their own points of interest. This enabled the driver to get directions quickly to previously visited destination.

Expandability Features

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.

Yes (Built-In/Included GPS Navigation)
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
1 Set of Audio/Video RCA Outputs
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.
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.
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/or 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.

Universal (Accessory required and sold separately)
  • PAC ControlPro: PAC ControlPRO Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
  • Axxess ASWC-1: Axxess ASWC-1 Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
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.
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

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.
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.
Yes (via 3.5mm Auxiliary Input)

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
3 years
Labor Warranty Duration
3 years
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Average Attribution Rating


Portland, Oregon

Worst tech support ever

April 28, 2014

First off Boss has the



Everything is grand on the unit except for the navigation.

I have now submitted 2 support tickets through Boss's website and they are now 2 weeks open. With no word. Nothing.

So, I opted to try their tech support phone number to inquire about my issues.

First issue: It would refuse to accurately display the time zone I am in. If I set it to auto, it would say my time zone was 1 hour east of my current location. If I set it to manual, it would put me to Hong Kong if the car was off for more than 10 minutes. It would display my location correctly, just not my time zone.

When I called tech support about this issue, it took me 15 minutes to explain the issue because the tech had no idea what I was talking about. I had to actually explain what time zones are. I was put on hold for multiple 10 minute increments and after a 40 minute call it turned into "Well buddy, that's weird and I don't know what to tell you."

Second issue: This thing comes with a piddly 2 million POI's for the entirety of north america (there are only 2 in a 50 mile radius of my house 1 library and 1 school). I looked at updating these and called support. They told me that it's up to date and to just wait and they'll release more. Not liking this answer one bit (as a car GPS with no POI's is rather useless) I did some research and found that I can add more from KML files. Yet, when I tried to update this from KML files, the icons would only display as globes, and not what I set them to in the menu options, along with not being able to search them.

When I called tech support, I was first told that I have the most up to date POI's for my unit because it was shipped with them. After informing them that the date of the POI files was 2012, I was then told that they can't be updated. I disconnected then did some research, found the naviextras site and that I COULD update through them. So I called tech support again to see if what I am seeing in the file names is the actual file version to make sure I'm actually upgrading the POI's. Again, tech support was clueless and had no idea what I was talking about. After being told that he can't follow along because he needs permission to check out my unit from his supply closet, I was transfered to "advanced support". This guy then told me that it is impossible to upgrade the POI's because the license they purchased for naviextras says that the unit is caped at 2 million POIs and cannot get any more. I told them that the navi site and navi support says that as long as the unit has enough space then it can load more POI's. He then went stupid. Lots of, "oh"s, "um"s, and "er"s.

Risking one more shot against my better jugement, I then asked about the icon thing. Again, which they didn't understand. I first had to explain what an icon on the map was, and what I was wanting to do to the icons. He then said that I can't do that because I'm changing the icon software. Bloody. jebus. christ. I tried patiently to explain that I am not altering their software, I'm trying to use their menu options to use a feature in said options, to do what their menus say I can do. After abou 10 minutes of this, he then says that "well, I don't know. let me talk to some people then get back to you".

Suffice it to say, I am done. Not even going to bother trying to explain the search feature. Will probably say that it's impossible to use that since I'm hacking the system or something.

I'd return it, but it took so long to do this support fiasco I am now outside of my return period.

Would rate it lower if I could.

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Enfield, CT


August 18, 2014

great product for the price no issues sounds great I like it it beats paying a higher price for brand names

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Louisville, MS

Awesome stereo!

April 19, 2015

This stereo is awesome. No problems with the install, and everything works great. The power is so much higher than any other aftermarket system I have ever purchased. The Dvd quality is great. The only thing I wish I could do is customize the background. Oh yeah, sometimes it does not pull the artist info from tracks, but that is not a big deal for me. The customer support from Sonic Electronix was stellar. Thanks guys, look forward to doing business with you again in the near future!

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Excellent product - exceeds expectations!

June 8, 2015

Product is even better than described and exceptional for the price. Would highly recommend this item.

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Waleska, GA

Good for what it is

November 6, 2015

To start off the radio reception is horrible even with local stations and whenever you search for a station it deletes all of you presets and changes them to the best reception ones that it picks up so we don't even touch that button anymore. The Bluetooth works pretty good but the music won't show any title or music info which is pretty frustrating. The GPS is spotty and not entirely accurate and yells at you whenever you go over the speed limit, so we have been driving slower here lately. But for the price it's pretty good and the quality is good along with the touch screen response. And does look pretty darn good. And the backup camera works well.

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Very good

February 22, 2016

I'm very happy with this product and how it turned out in my car ! Just makes the car look ten times better and was a very easy upgrade.

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Very good

February 22, 2016

I'm very happy with this product and how it turned out in my car ! Just makes the car look ten times better and was a very easy upgrade.

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Fuquay Varina, NC

Verified Purchase
Great Value Works Perfect

June 21, 2016

I have been a auto mechanic for over 30 years and I purchased a 1996 Honda Accord EX V6 I have installed many radios and specialized in electrical, I ordered the install kit and also used most of the OEM radio brackets, wiring was simple and this one also has a dimmer wire so when you turn on the headlights the radio dimes.The navigation was outdated so I removed the memory card and set up a account with and paid for the update it works perfect I live in a brand new subdivision and has no problem finding it. You can find better radio navigation but you might spend 2 or 3 time the money I am very happy with the radio sound I have recorded music on the USB and it works great, DVD/CD, back up camera works great I purchased a BOSS camera.
I am very satisfied with Sonic customer support, I originally purchased a different BOSS radio without navigation and within 3 week I was able to return the radio and upgraded to this radio with navigation thank you Sonic

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Irwin, PA

Average Radio

April 12, 2016

The navigation is alright (although it ships with a map that is over two years out of date) and the stereo is decent, however if you want to use an ipod or smartphone for music just look at a different manufacturer. After waiting for 23 days for customer service to respond, I was told that this unit will not actually read music from any of these devices and that the only way to play music is AUX jack. There is also no rear USB input as the description suggests

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Perkasie, PA

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Nice Unit

March 24, 2016

I like the unit but the remote control doesn't work. I called sonic but they said call the manufacturer, but I get no answer, and when I leave a message they don't call me back. I tried new batteries but it just doesn't work.

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hands free and GPS
Lewis R on Jun 7, 2016
bought car without GPS and this unit had good reviews and has a good price point
john B on Jan 5, 2016
It uses Tom Tom charts. It has slightly more power 80 watts vs 75 watts. Includes all of the mounting hardware. Same as Crutchfield but $25 less.
Jon-Paul J on Feb 10, 2016
Bose is a name brand sold at a reasonable cost. This product offered all I wanted: Bluetooth, navigation, touchscreen, mp3 playback, backup camera compatible. I also got this so I could better control my subwoofers and the built in equalizer is sure to help.
Daniel G on Dec 4, 2015
Does the GPS of this unit say street names out loud when providing directions or does it just show them?
t k on Jun 9, 2015
I have a 2007 impala someone says I need a gm interface for it to work a boss bv9683nv?
kahuna18 on Apr 15, 2015
Best Answer: good afternoon Kevin I'm sorry I do not know what that is but one thing I can tell you is that the unit does freeze up from time to time and it kind of gets annoying, itonly freezes for a few minutes but yet still annoying
Reply · Report · Shawn D on Apr 16, 2015
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Can the GPS be updated?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2016
Best Answer: I have not updated the gps ,but it can be done. I went to the maps web site and saw the update available for download for a fee.
Reply · Report · Yosvany R on Mar 22, 2016
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can you watch movie from an sd card ? and if you can will they appear in the external monitor that you can hook up though the rca cables?
Sergie S on Dec 6, 2015
Best Answer: Yes. But not sure about second monitor. I do not have one but I would guess yes.. The GPS is awsome
Reply · Report · Stew C on Dec 6, 2015
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is the bv9386nv satellite radio ready?
willy on Dec 19, 2014
Best Answer: No. It's not satellite radio ready. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · mohamed j on Dec 19, 2014
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TMC - Does the Boss Audio BV9386NV have TMC?

One manual refers to it, the other doesn't. What's the truth about the unit? TMC is the traffic system that integrates with the navigation (as referenced in their navigation owner's manual). So, if there were a traffic jam, it would redirect you to avoid the delay.
Johnny J. on Dec 8, 2014
Best Answer: I don't believe the device has the function if it has I haven't used it yet, I checked the settings today and I didn't see it
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Do we a special wiring for a boston acoustic premium sound system in a 2009 grand cherokee Laredo?
Patate on Apr 21, 2016
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Can the navigation be changed to a different gas manufacturer?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2015
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Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

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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: Boss BV9386NV