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In-Dash 6.1" Double DIN Touchscreen DVD, CD, MP3, WMA, WAV Receiver with Built-in Bluetooth, Navigation, Front Panel Aux and USB Port


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The Latest in Navigation and HD Radio:

New to the 2010 JVC line-up of Navigation units is the KW-NT3HDT. With the integration of HD Radio and the Total Traffic HD Network, this powerful in-dash navigation unit offers some of the best navigation on the market today. Right out of the box, the stereo come with everything you need for a complete GPS navigation installation with real-time traffic updates. It features the fast SiRFstar III GPS microcontroller chip for ultra-fast GPS reception, as well as accurate positioning. The on-board flash memory eliminates the waiting time over other HDD or DVD based units. The new interface allows custom Points-of-Interest (POIs) from Google maps to be uploaded to the NT3. The on-board processor is a powerful and fast 400 MHz CPU, which provides speedy searching, and smooth screen movement. And for those that don't live in the continental United States, the map database includes Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Just like the former JVC navigation units, the NT3HDT features traffic lane guidance that tell you what lane to be in and speed alerts that will show you the speed limit of the street you are driving on. Perfect for those that travels a lot! Using the speed of the vehicle, this intelligent in-dash stereo is able to adjust the playback volume based on the vehicles speed.

Real-Time Traffic Updates for FREE:

Introducing a new way to get real-time updates to your car GPS navigation system. For the first time in a GPS navigation system, the JVC NT3HDT utilizes the HD Radio network to provide real-time traffic updates. The Total Traffic+ HD Network provides traffic updates, headline news, sports scores, weather, and more! Due to the nature of the growing HD network, this technology is user-updateable for additional data applications. All of the Total Traffic+ HD Network benefits are brought to your vehicle for free. That is the best part about this incredible new service from JVC. No more monthly service charges that can be found on some of the competitors units. Along with the HD Radio navigation benefits, the NT3HDT allow has a built-in HD Radio tuner for receiving HD radio broadcasts and multi-cast signals. With the push of a button, you will be able to "tag" your favorite HD Radio songs with the iTunes tagging feature. All of your HD Network needs, wants, and more can be found right here!

Complete Customization and Enhanced Convenience

The newest in-dash stereos feature advanced options customization and the JVC KW-NT3HDT is no exception to this. It features separate variable color illumination for the color customization of buttons and the display. The button illumination allows you to choose from over 30,000 different color combinations so you can perfectly match your cars interior lighting. If that isn't enough customization for you, then activate the custom start-up message. Simply type in what you want the NT3 to say and every time you start turn on the unit (or shut it down), the unit will speak your custom message to you! The front faceplate of the NT3HDT can be removed for safety and protection. It allows you to keep thieves from stealing your receiver, as well as lets you keep the faceplate out of the sun or other harsh environment. The built-in Bluetooth allows you to talk on the phone without any wires or headpieces. The complete integration of the compatible Bluetooth enabled phone will allow phone-book transfer, wireless audio streaming, and private mode. While your iPod or iPhone is connected, the KW-NT3HDT offers 2-way control. This means that you can control the iPod from the faceplate or from the iPod itself. For the latest in convenience and customization, the NT3HDT has you covered!

General Features:

  • In-dash Double DIN AM/FM, DVD, CD, MP3, WMA player
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology supports hands-free calling with a compatible Bluetooth phone
  • Built-in HD Radio Tuner allows the reception of high quality HD Radio signals for clean and clear reception with no subscription fee or additional tuner purchase required
  • iPod Ready: Direct connection through USB
  • Fully detachable faceplate
  • 6.1" TFT-LCD Touchscreen Display
  • Separated variable color and LED Backlight illumination
  • Customizable start-up message greets you when the receiver starts up and shuts down
  • CEA-2006 compliant amplifier
  • Power Output:
    • Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels
    • RMS: 20 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, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and WMA
  • DiAS Digital Tuner with 18FM/6AM presets
  • 7-Band iEQ
  • Subwoofer output with level/frequency control
  • Advanced multi-bit DAC
  • 2-Channel Dolby Digital audio
  • High- and low-pass filter

Expandability Options:

  • 3 Sets of 2.5V preamp outputs (front, rear and subwoofer)
  • SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio Ready: A subscription is required for service as well as purchase of either the JVC SIRIUS Satellite Radio Package or JVC XM Radio Package
  • iPod Ready:
  • Built-in Bluetooth technology:
    • Dial and receive calls without using your cell phone
    • Phonebook transfer (up to 500 numbers) and phone book access
    • Wireless audio streaming
    • One-key switch from handsfree to cell phone handset conversation
  • Built-in HD Radio tuner with iTunes Tagging for clear radio reception and no subscription fee
  • Find out if the HD Radio News and traffic availability is in your area with our HD Station List
  • Total Traffic+ HD Network provides real time traffic information (no subscription necessary)
  • Front-panel auxiliary input: 3.5mm (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Front USB Input
  • Built-in SD Card slot
  • Steering wheel remote ready: PAC SWI-JACKv1 or the Axxess ASWC required and sold separately
  • Composite video output
  • Rearview camera input

Navigation Features:

  • Flash memory based NAVTEQ navigation
  • Full map coverage of United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada and Puerto Rico
  • Quick search function
  • Speed alert and point-of-interest alert
  • Search points-of-interest by name, vicinity, phone number, address, zip code, coordinates, previous, favorites and User P.O.I
  • Voice guidance language (English, Spanish, French)
  • Text-to-speech (English, Spanish, French)
  • Destination memory includes 100 favorites, last 50 and 4 via points
  • Fastest, shortest, avoid freeway, ferry and toll road route calculation options
  • Speed limit display
  • 3 Types of vehicle position icons
  • Use the "Street Director Assistant" to add your own points-of-interest from Google Maps

Read more about the JVC KW-NT3HDT in our blog!

Also known as: JVC NT3, NT3HD, and the NT3HDT.

Product History:

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(previous model, replaced by JVC KW-NT3HDT)

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.
20 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 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.
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.
2.5 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.
7-Band iEQ
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.
Variable Color Illumination
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.
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.

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.

Front 3.5mm Audio Input
1 Rear RCA Video Input

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.

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

Map Database
This is the map database that the system uses. The map database provider supplies the digital map, as well as the Points-of-Interests, map updates, fastest routes, and many other 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
Puerto Rico
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.
These are the different options for language. If you are looking for a specific language, please verify that the unit will be compatible with that language.
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.
Speed Display
Speed display is a feature that allows the unit to display the speed of the vehicle. Using GPS technology, this feature also assisting in determining the estimated time of arrival on compatible units.
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.

Phone Number
Point-of-Interest (POI) Name
Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity
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.
Built-In Flash Memory
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.
Total Traffic+ Tuner
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.
6 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)
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.
Optional - SIRIUS or XM (Accessory required and sold separately)
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.
Yes (Built-In/Included HD Radio 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.

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.
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 (via iPod USB Cable or Accessory Cable Below)
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.
Optional (Accessory required and sold separately)
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
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Labor Warranty Duration
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oxnard, CA

Improves my driving experience!

May 29, 2011

I really enjoy this head unit. I like the fact that the Navigation and Bluetooth are built in unlike other units with require add on's. The bluetooth works with the iPod touch and cell phones. Your whole contact list will appear on your head unit. Although the iPod when linked via bluetooth will not display your music library or track being played. Using the USB plug in will solve this though. The SIRIUS Satellite Radio is also a great feature but you have to purchase the JVC KSS-RA100 + SIRIUS SC-C1 separately in order for it to work. What sold me on this unit was the detachable face. Wouldn't wont anybody breaking in my car because they want my stereo. The dvd is also a great feature but you can't be played while driving. But this can be bypassed by grounding a wire. You can't beat Sonic Electronix prices anywhere on the web!!! Honestly I don't know how these guys stay in business.

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Clinton, LA

great value

February 10, 2011

Unit works perfectly. Sound quality great and iPod interface is handy.

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San Francisco, CA

Awesome Device!

November 2, 2010

This device has it all - GPS, perfect iPhone integration, amazing sound and other great features. It's pricey, but worth it if you want something top of the line.

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San Jose, MA

Great product! Love the HD radio world news and business news update

October 15, 2010

Nice compact product with excellent features. Nav and radio work well. I would buy it again over other products at current time based on HD radio, nav, and HD news and traffic updates. I only wish they committed to free lifetime MAP updates like TOM TOM.

1. Bluetooth capability with easy set-up. Can elect to use hands free or not.
2. Rapid boot-up with quick viewing of rear-view camera.
3. Multiple nav viewing options, with good voice directions. Can search based on phone numbers. Nice well visible screen. Buttons sometimes a bit finicky on the touch screen, and just takes some getting used to.
4. Lifetime subscription to HD traffic updates, News, and Weather channels. Easy ability to scan business, world news, and local weather. I really like this feature and find it more useful to me than iPod tune scanning, but this will vary with users.
5. Ability to upgrade firmware with > or = 128 MB SD (SDHC) card.
6. Can add Google POI onto maps using an SD card.
7. Easily detachable faceplate for high theft areas.
8. Has a single USB connector in front.

1. Bluetooth only connects to one device at a time, so you need to select which one you use.
2. Route navigation does not present with multiple options immediately after a search, such as shortest, fastest, etc. once a destination is selected. The options must be pre-selected prior to destination entry. This should be considered in future products in my opinion.
3. In order to swap SD Card the face plate mus be detached.
4. Would be nice to put jpeg images on the SD card as "wallpaper", and be able to listen to radio while images play, bu this is a minor complaint. FAQ notes images should be playable from jpegs, but I could not get this to work following a recent firmware upgrade.

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Buffalo NY

No map updates

May 22, 2012

I bought this back in 2010. I've been quite happy with it, but the maps are VERY old. It hasn't been a big issue until recently a major highway in my area changed dramatically. The entire traffic pattern has changes and the GPS tells you to take routes that don't exist and has no idea where routes that do exist go.

It interfaces with my Blackberry just fine, but it often loses the song information when streaming audio. It will continue to say it was the song I started playing even though 10 songs have played since.

New map package is $139. Rather steep considering the $800 price tag. I regret this purchase and don't think I'd buy JVC again.

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Dallas, Tx

NT3 Integrated system

August 24, 2011

Nice integrated unit, the features are about a 3 or 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 based on buying each function by itself. Nice video system integration, great digital/hd radio solution, and love the bluetooth connectivety options, however Apple devices don't work well unless they are cable attached, probably an issue with Apples proprietary OS and APIs. However any one elses MP3 player with bluetooth appears to be controlled completely without cables.
As for nav system, I will probably continue to have to carry a real system with me. The maps have some nice functions to them, but because of someones greedy need someplace, you will have to pay $160 with tax and shipping annually to maintain accurate maps in any large city area. to pay 20% of the unit price annually to keep roads up to date is rediculous, so I will keep my Garmin in the glove box with it's lifetime quartely map updates, since I wasn't planning on putting out the expense to buy a new GPS every year which is what JVC wants you to do.
At the end of the day, it's a nice unit, but it does a really bad job of helping to incorporate your GPS function especially due to the gross margin JVC requires to maintain current maps.

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Mat W

San Ramon, CA

JVC NAV / DVD unit exceeds expectations

July 29, 2011

I have been enjoying this JVC Navigation unit with XM Radio and backup camera options for about a month now. I had it professionally installed in my 2011 Honda Civic GX. It is light years ahead of the NAV unit in my 2006 Honda with far more capability, a better screen, and easier to navigate menus.

The ability to interface with multiple Audio/Video sources is terrific. There are some, such as video input, I haven't even used. I did attach an XM Radio using a JVC-specific adapter, along with a backup camera and sub-woofer. One feature which was almost an afterthought for me is the programmable entry/exit greeting. It's quite amusing to have your car tell you, "You look great today!" or something like that when you start the car up in the morning. My kids and I have had fun with that one.

I appreciate the settings which allow you to calibrate the unit for the various input sources so the volume level is the same when switching between say, the CD and the iPod, or between the HD Radio and the XM Radio. The controls also give the user remote control over the subwoofer, assuming it is installed using the low level RCA connector cable.

My installer was able to set up the NAV unit so it can be programmed by the passenger during transit. I did not need an accessory as I had originally thought. This also means the DVD player can be used while driving, but of course that's completely illegal and unsafe, so be careful.

The only installation problem involved the XM radio accessory. The XM Radio presets would erase each time the car was turned off. I called JVC tech support and quickly received feedback to have the installer attach the XM Radio to a power source not connected through the ignition switch. This solved the problem. So, JVC tech support was quick and helpful, at least for that simple problem.

My only nit pick is the volume control knob should be knurled or textured instead of smooth. My vehicle lacks a steering wheel mounted volume control, so I use the one on the unit face exclusively. It's just a little too slippery for my fingers.

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Castaic, CA


June 28, 2011

Wish I had one in all my vehicles. The blue tooth to my iTunes is great.

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bayville nj

Incredible value

March 14, 2011

Compare this units features to some of the most expensive, and you'll find that there really is no comparison at all. i've looked at just about every other brand i could find and not one single unit had all the features that this jvc does..... Pioneer, alpine, sony not one of them. and in some cases you could not even add some features to theirs, not to mention it would cost you nearly twice as much if not more. The only complaint that i have is that there is no scan feature on the radio, aside from that i love it. look closely at all your options and you just might buy it.

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San Diego, CA

Can't go wrong with this one

November 3, 2010

I was in the market for a new up to date head unit with navigation, DVD and IPOD connection. I bought this unit and got soooo much more! I was surprised at how great the navigation system worked. I entered a location and went the wrong way on purpose to see how it long it took to redirect me. the system made my travel adjust ment so smooth I thought I had actually went the right way! After that I wanted to check out the DVD function. I grabbed a DVD out of my armrest and put put in in the unit. I was pleasently surprised twice! I had discovered the quality of the DVD player and found my favorite adult movie at the same time. WOW what a day. trust me when I tell you the detail was excellent. Next I connected the IPOD using the bluetooth connection. I think that has to be the coolest s**t ever. standing next to you car not only controling the tracks and the albums but the volume as well. My subs were even sounding better as I turned up the volume and set off my neighbors car alarm. There are a few additional things like the free HD radio anad free traffic tuner that provide your with news, sports, and weather that keep me up to date with what going on when I can't catch the news or ESPN. I thought the USB connection in the front was going to be an eye sore but, it's not that bad. If you plug up your cell phone to charge it then you look at that cord all the time and probably pay it no mind. The same is true with the USB cord. Trust me its not a deal breaker! This is over all a well thought out unit and I would buy it again.

The only thing that I think should have been added was more graphics like the scroll feature on the IPHONE and screen saver type wallpaper. Something more to look at while your IPHONE or IPOD is playing music.

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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.

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