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JVC - Built-in Bluetooth - In-Dash Digital Media Receiver - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 109 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • There is a remote control for the deck, how ever Best Buy did not sell one So I ordered one online and still have not received it so no review on how that works.HiPhi
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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good entry-level deck, with some compromises

    Posted
    AD207
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is a good entry-level deck for anyone with an older vehicle who wants to upgrade to newer technology such as Bluetooth. Sound quality is great and it has all the basic features you need for listening to AM/FM radio, streaming music from your smartphone, and handsfree phone calls. My biggest issue with this deck is that the controls are not intuitive and you have to dive pretty deep into the menu system just to accomplish basic tasks like adjusting the bass, treble, balance, fader, etc. I am very tech-savvy but I wasn't able to figure out how to do any of those things until after I spent several minutes with my nose buried in the instruction manual. If you're accustomed to having individual knobs or buttons that are clearly labeled, this deck deck will be a fairly steep learning curve for you. Be prepared to refer to the instruction manual and spend quite a bit of time parked in the driveway as you adjust all the settings to your liking. My other gripe is that the buttons and the volume knob feel cheap and flimsy, and the shiny plastic surface is a magnet for fingerprints and dust. A matte surface would've been much nicer. Nevertheless, this deck gets the job done and the price is hard to beat, especially with Best Buy's free installation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good entry level BT stereo

    Posted
    HiPhi
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This Stereo is a good sounding entry level deck. The Bluetooth works OK and the Thumb drive Option is Great to combine all your CD's into 1 memory stick. The lights are a nice touch. The noise level for music is almost non existent at loud levels for great FLAC music in your car as well as mp3 and some other formats. The only Real Flaw is the stereo must be on for the phone calls to work with hands free. I guess for $100 or so you get what you pay for. I would recommend this to someone who has stock non blue tooth stereo that wants hands free cheap and the Music on the thumb drive is fantastic. There is a remote control for the deck, how ever Best Buy did not sell one So I ordered one online and still have not received it so no review on how that works.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good 1st Time Radio that connects to phone

    Posted
    Louie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    You do need a double din fascia trim to complete the finishing touch; so there are no gaps. You do need to be familiar with using a crimp tool and wire strippers other wise you will need a pro person to install. So its not plug and play. It will work wit Android and iOS (iPod and iPhone) with blue tooth connectivity; read the directions as each is specific. The microphone is easy to install but we set it at the top of the windshield rather than the suggestion on the steering column as it looks more professional. A usb stick will work if you just want music in folders. No CDROM in this models as you can customize your phone/pod and with voice commands "Hey Siri" it will pick your playlist as long as you remember what you named them. Sound is good in the 2006 Accent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great car stereo with Bluetooth

    Posted
    Lexy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Picked this radio up and got Best Buy to install it for teenage daughter’s 1st car. Installation only took an hour and the radio worked great! Daughter loves it as this radio doesn’t only connect to her phone she can also personalize the lights on it. She feels she got the coolest car now because of her car stereo. Lol :-) Only thing I noticed... it works better when it’s directly connected to the phone via usb rather than Bluetooth as sometimes it looses the connection easy and not very reliable. Overall it’s great for its price with free installation and daughter’s happy and satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    Posted
    TomB
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased a Media Digital Receiver with the wiring harness and dash kit for my daughter's car and received free installation. The product is excellent and the installation was exceptional. The tech did a great job and explained the operation of the unit in great detail with a very positive and professional attitude. I am extremely happy and satisfied with the product and installation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I want to like it

    Posted
    Chris

    I want to like it but with all the problems I've been having with it i don't. I've talked to JVC more than once about it and they really weren't any help. I don't think the first gal I talked to there knew what she was talking about. I was told a firmware update would cure the problems. It did nothing. I tried it a second time to make sure and still nothing. I can't, in good conscience, with the service and the problems, recommend this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Audio Receiver

    Posted
    arapbii

    For $100 car audio receiver, this JVC is wonderful. It was worth the wait to be installed by Geek squad who did an awesome job. It took less than an hour to install it. Now my 2009 Honda Civic sounds great and a bit 'smart.' Caveat: You have to buy a dash kit and wiring connections; which cost me $55 more. Well worth it. The car looks neat.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing radio and price

    Posted
    Semk
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I am honestly quiet surprised the radio is amazing as it is because it was only $99! It has Bluetooth and car play! Sounds great and the knob to turn on and off and for sound is awesome! I love being able to control the volume with a knob vs a touch button! You can change the light colors on it or have them alternate colors

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty colors

    Posted
    Beebee
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Simple to use, and aesthetically pleasing. There are so many different color combinations to choose from and you can save multiple sets. Fairly easy to install yourself as long as you watch a few YouTube videos first. It did come with free installation but there was a 3 WEEK WAIT. Rediculous. Awesome stereo plate . Definitely recommend

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great item

    Posted
    Kellygnc
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I recently replaced my factory radio with this item. It has been awesome to be able to use my phone hands-free with the Bluetooth feature. And I love being able to use Pandora and Spotify through it also. It was a great price and the in-store installation was quick and easy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Stereo

    Posted
    athloni7
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought this because my previous car stereo started acting up. I'm able to connect this to bluetooth and I am able to control Pandora through the stereo. Using the USB as a music device is a little tricky at first but one gets the hang of the controls quickly. It is a good budget car stereo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    Posted
    Sean
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    My 17 year old son and I installed in his 2005 Acura MDX and it was easy and it works great and sounds great! Highly recommend. Saved the $70 install fee and had fun doing it together. Only took about an hour and we are not really DIY'ers (thanks YouTube). Lights are really cool!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good replacement for stock radio.

    Posted
    Flyboys74
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased this because my stock radio was not working right. I liked the style and the different features that it offered. Was very easy to learn how to use all the features. The sound and style was a lot better the the stock radio . I would recommend to purchase this car stereo .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, easy and Bluetooth

    Posted
    Kdrdudek
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    So easy to use, program phone numbers in and call through the radio. Where was this years ago? No cell phone use tickets for me. The radio does everything. Install done by Best Buy staff and they did an excellent job. Clean.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid option with up to date features

    Posted
    jhoy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought this as a Christmas gift for teenager with first car. Upgraded so he can run his phone through the stereo to listen to his playlists. Much better than Bluetooth adapter that had to run music through FM stereo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    cheap stereo

    Posted
    Bigz
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    cheap stereo, everything is hooked up correctly. time changes and goes back by itself. the date changes to random days and month. the power says 50x4 but it doesnt push very much. Wont connect to iphone!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Media receiver

    Posted
    LolaLuv
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    works great I love the way it looks the colors are very vibrant I'm still able to get my XM radio which is very cool I can get Spotify and Pandora so everything I needed in this wonderful stereo

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value!

    Posted
    iPadfan
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    This is a great radio for the price! Very easy to navigate and connecting Bluetooth was a piece of cake. The color scheme is pretty cool, all in all it’s a great buy and it sounds great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great budget stereo

    Posted
    Chayse
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    Worked great for my application. I always prefer JVC when it comes down to Audio due to their specific settings. If you’re looking for a nice radio for cheap, this is the one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not for my van

    Posted
    Bigshell201
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I buy this radio because I like it and all the features it have took it to geek squad to instead and Saturday morning and he told me it’s not for my van so I had to buy a regular radio

    I would recommend this to a friend