Manufacturer: JVC Part number: KD-NX5000
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CNET editors' review
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- Reviewed by: Kevin Massy
- Reviewed on: 02/02/2007
The good: The JVC KD-NX5000 combines a usable, traffic data-equipped navigation system with a plethora of audio and video capabilities in a compact package.
The bad: Its irregular size, complex menus, and rough navigation maps leave something to be desired.
The bottom line: Aside from some usability niggles resulting from its compact size, the JVC KD-NX5000 offers about as many car tech features per square foot as you can get.
I have never regretted it yet.
by mitw on July 16, 2008
Pros: Excellent product, Holds TONS of music, lots of features
Cons: weak on locating POI's, not good if you have to look at a detailed street by street map of a city. But it can do it
Summary: This unit is fabulous. You will never worry about getting to your destination. Quick recalculations, soothing female voice. Or for the ladies, confidant guy's voice. Listen to music while ...
Summary: This unit is fabulous. You will never worry about getting to your destination. Quick recalculations, soothing female voice. Or for the ladies, confidant guy's voice. Listen to music while being told how to get where you want to go. But if you need to actually zoom in on the map, mark it and have it take you there, than that gets tricky although the unit allows you to do this. Unit allows you to mark your favorite locations and keep a list of different places you want to go to for future reference. Holds TONS of music. After loading CD's you will never need them again. Loading MP3's or Wma's much quicker than trying to load a store brought CD. All your information about the song gets transfered too. Just have to punch in category titles. Which I didn't find to be a big hassle. DVD movies are acceptable to watch, very clear and crisp, but would not sell my TV. Unit is weak on locating a place you want to go if you don't know any information about it, i.e. address or phone number, town, etc. It will call up tons of places but you need to have some idea which Walmart, Target, Restaurant etc. you want TGT. Definitely pleased with the purchase. Brought it prior to a trip down south taken along the coast and it was flawless. Unit proved itself in the HOT,HOT,HOT sun, as it baked in the car and work when you needed it too, without a hitch. One draw back is when playing music from hard drive and you shut off the car, unit picks up playing song from beginning instead of where you left off. But it doesn't do this with CD's??? Nice feature that you can make your own categories for your music to store the songs into. TONS AND TONS OF FEATURES. I don't use an iPod, blue-tooth, satellite radio, rear view camera, etc. but this unit can handle it if I did, but you have to buy some add-ons. Don't connect the e-brake wire and you can punch in directions and new trip locations, etc. on the go. All in all a great unit with a small footprint with so many features it takes 119 pages to explain them. But my wife uses it and she is technically challenged. She picked it up very quickly. We love it and wouldn't leave home without it.
Do not purchase this or any other unit until you can find out how and how often the map are upgraded
by bgpng04 on July 2, 2008
Pros: Good system for the amount of money, to many features to name with Mp3, movies, bluetooth etc
Cons: No Map updates now or scheduled for the future.
Summary: While this is a good unit with a load of features it is first a Navigation device. I have been getting bounced back and forth between JVC and Navteq each ...
Summary: While this is a good unit with a load of features it is first a Navigation device. I have been getting bounced back and forth between JVC and Navteq each instructing me to contact the other. JVC contends the map data comes from Navteq. Navteq contends they only supply the map data to JVC they do not produce or distribute disk for them. So while I have an $800 dollar unit in my vehicle I have to rely on my wife $150 tomtom 1 or my phone to some addresses and points of interest. In talking to JVC sounds like getting updated maps data it going to be tough. I would say not a good purchase at this point until they figure out what to do about this problem....
Very Very good GPS nice:) very useful
by yannicklupien on December 6, 2007
Pros: all of it, if you have the money get it, make traveling fun with DVD and many MP3 on it
Cons: Long time to put mp3 on hard drive:( no map update, No pause on the deck for music (only on remote)
Summary: Very good Gps get firmware update 1.300
It Francais but it will work, put on dvd not cd ...
Summary: Very good Gps get firmware update 1.300
It Francais but it will work, put on dvd not cd DVD only put in and voilà
Best 1-DIN Navi headunit on the market!
by masstuff on September 22, 2007
Pros: 1 DIN, integrated features (navi, iPod, Sirius, camera, etc.)
Cons: remote input method
Summary: If you limited to a single DIN slot and want full navigation and a/v, this unit is by far the best. Excellent navi engine with full map database, satellite ...
Summary: If you limited to a single DIN slot and want full navigation and a/v, this unit is by far the best. Excellent navi engine with full map database, satellite radio, HFP and iPod.
Good audio management system
by random_user on July 30, 2007
Pros: Great for music. DVDs (although they're useless in cars)
Cons: Terrible for GPS navigation
Summary: I wouldn't pay for this, but my friend let me test drive his new toy.
If you want a good "audio management" system with all the bells and whistles, ...
Summary: I wouldn't pay for this, but my friend let me test drive his new toy.
If you want a good "audio management" system with all the bells and whistles, this may be for you. But... how ANYONE would design a GPS system with the antiquated (if not outright neolithic) dial-in-the-street-address-with-the-volume-control-button system is beyond comprehension. Newsflash JVC: there's a new-fangled technology called "touch-screen" now. Perhaps you've heard of it. There's nothing more irritating and arduous than having to input locations by scrolling through the keyboard o....n....e > > > p....a....i....n......f......u......l > > > l.....e....t...t........e......r > > > a........t > > > a > > > t.........i.........m........e! (see how irritating it can be?)
As an AV gadget, it's pretty good, although I can't imagine anyone watching the Lord of the Rings Trilogy DVDs on a 3.5" screen from the driver's seat. Sure, it packs a lot of features into a small package, but most of them are useless from a practical standpoint, so who cares? Seems like CNET editors are more impressed with shining lights and sparkly things than any features of practical consequence.
Best Unit I have ever had
by hockdrew on May 15, 2007
Cons: A little hard to install yourself. You can not change the light color (blue)
Summary: I have owned several GPS units as well as car stereos. I was getting tired of having so many things in my car, my friends call it a command center, ...
Summary: I have owned several GPS units as well as car stereos. I was getting tired of having so many things in my car, my friends call it a command center, that I wanted to find a unit that had it all. And let me tell you, this had it all. Though the screen is only 3.5", my old GPS was a Lawrence 500c w/ a 5" screen; it does the job very well. And the DVD picture is very clear. One of the best things about this unit is that you can remove the faceplate. And its easy to pop out and take with you. The navigation works so well with the music or even the DVD. You have to connect a cord to the E-brake so that the DVD feature can only be used while it is up, but this is very easy to get around. The only thing that was annoying about this was installing it. Everything went smooth until I had to connect it to the VSS (vehicle speed sensor). Some cars have it right next to the stereo wiring, but mine did not. Luckily one of my friends works with cars and was able to assist me. Also this unit is a little larger than the regular single din. So I had to make a custom trim piece. After all the work, I would definitely say it was worth it. The first thing people notice when they get in my car is how great the stereo looks.
Biggest bang for the bucks
by bademt on April 25, 2007
Pros: 22 GIGS OFHARD DRIVE @ YOUR DISPOSAL!!!
Cons: I have not figured out how to fast forward cds or mp3s
Summary: This is my first gps unit and I really have enjoyed It more than I thought I would. Even when just driving around town, If I need to go to ...
Summary: This is my first gps unit and I really have enjoyed It more than I thought I would. Even when just driving around town, If I need to go to a new bar, golf course, restaraunt, whatever I just find "vicinity" in menu and find pertinent heading and it then lists all starting with closest. You can also just type in a phone # of a place and It will find it. The hard drive is awesome. The best way I have found to burn music onto It is burn a dvd on my computer with music files and then put put the dvd in and copy them from there. It takes about 3 minutes on average per album. When you burn the mp3s onto it like that the album, track and artist info is already there as opposed to burning cds individually where you have to input all info. The screen on the thing is plenty big for gps and big enough for everything else, you can hook another bigger screen up to It elsewhere in the car if you want, such as the visor or headrest. I have been mostly watching music dvds like rage against the machine and wierd all yankovich on it so far.
JVC KD-NX5000 - like a supermodel: looks hot, shallow functionality & practicality
by aharadir on January 3, 2008
Pros: awesome looks, fits single-din input, fits tight panel space with no pop-up screen that blocks a/c, excellent navigation, excellent expandability, good value, fully loaded.
Cons: NOT FUNCTIONAL & NOT PRACTICAL. 'Nuff said.
Summary: I've been wanting to upgrade my stock system to that of a all-in-one, loaded system and after xmas this unit's price fell to somewhat reasonable. I got mine ...
Summary: I've been wanting to upgrade my stock system to that of a all-in-one, loaded system and after xmas this unit's price fell to somewhat reasonable. I got mine for $750 with warranty & 1 yr labor, so.. ok. I was so excited after I installed this as it looks nifty on my panel (black! shiny! blue lights!), but my joy quickly turned to horror as I learn this is one heck of an un-user-friendly unit. Let's see where to begin...initial setup was a nightmare, as it's asking installation angle (must not be more than 30 degrees vertical, 5 horizontal...which translates to Lv. 1 thru 5 when you type it in the unit - huh? don't worry, they give you an origami measuring device - take off the faceplate and manually measure the angles, please) and reverse polarization orientation (that really means forward or reverse in your gear orientation, yeah the system wants you to input that, but you don't type in FWD or RVS, naturally. You type in GND or Battery, silly). And so after the initial setting is up, it's time to calibrate the GPS. The system made me go back and forth between the main manual and the installation manual, because, read above, i need to put in the installation angle. Oh yeah, the main manual is missing that step about the angle-thingy so hopefully you realize it sooner or later. Then it's asking me to drive around for 10 mins, with a specific speed that it didn't specify (just drive around till the system says ok! speed's good enough!), while continuously engaging the parking brake on and off. Ok. So I got through that. But then I tried presetting my favorite radio station and even that wasn't a simple process! You know most units has simple "memory" and "enter" button that you use to preset your fave station? Not this one! It's asking me to tune in to my fave station, then display the "Preset List" by pressing up-button or down-button, but when you press either button, you lose that station because the Preset List displays other stations that you of course have not set up! Upon closer examination it turns out that I have to hold the arrow DOWN button in order to get it into "memory" mode. Makes sense.
So anyways, to make long story short, this unit is, 1.) NOT PRACTICAL, 2.) NOT FUNCTIONAL. However it is loaded and it's an all-in-one system, so if you're looking for value and don't mind spending some time memorizing the hundreds of commands, go for it. To be fair, I'm happy with the navigation as it performs better than Pioneer's, for example, but inputting the destination is NOT efficient as you have to type it in (not touch screen) on alphabet letters. Finding POI is also not easy as I fumbled finding landmarks such as LA Convention Center (have to guess "categories" if you're finding it that way). The predictive text is also somewhat annoying as it limits my search to addresses I don't want.
HDD function is USELESS as it doesn't record and display any info about the artist, song name, etc so you just have to listen to the songs and figure out who it is.
Oh, one more caution, this unit comes with a remote but it's practically useless at night, cuz it's not illuminated and you have to feel your way thru the plethora of buttons. I often find it easier to just reach out to the glowing button on the plate and risk my driving than fumbling with the remote, which defeats the purpose of having a remote. MANY OF THE COMMANDS FOR THE PLATE AND THE REMOTE ARE DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER, meaning that the buttons/steps that you have to press on the plate and the buttons/steps that you have to press on the remote is different, so you have to memorize two sets of commands/steps to get to the same function.
The remote itself is not intuitive, as the buttons do not relate to the button positions on the plate. For example, the volume button on the plate is located on the right-hand side, and it's a circular button that you have to press-up and -down to adjust volume. On the remote, it's located in the middle section, on a linear button up and down, but often I instictively jamb on the large circular button on the center of the remote, because it's the same shape. Same thing goes for for the AV source and navigation button, the buttons are on the circular button on the plate but it's located on the top right and top left corner on the remote.
Precisely because this unit is so compact, it crams multiple commands on many of the same buttons, but with different steps. Memorization is key, and I drive around with the manual. I actually got this unit partly to impress the girls that I'm dating with, but with operations as convoluted as this, I can forget asking their help to input destinations on the nav, ipod, hdd, etc. Not even my buddies are able to figure this out. DON'T get this for your wife or gf.
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- Manufacturer: JVC
- Part number: KD-NX5000
- Description: This Single DIN Navigation Receiver comes with 3.5" monitor, 40GB hard drive, built in RDS-TMC tuner, and is ready for Bluetooth.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Product Type Navigation system
- Series EXAD
- Width 7.2 in
- Depth 6.2 in
- Height 2 in
- Form Factor In-dash unit
- Enclosure Type Full-DIN
- Digital Audio Format Dolby Digital output,
DTS digital output
- Functions GPS navigation system,
- Media Content Source CD,
- Media Type CD-R,
- Supported Digital Audio Standards WAV,
- Supported Digital Video Standards DivX,
- Supported Digital Photo Standards JPEG
- Digital Storage Media Hard disk drive - Built-in - 40 GB
- Security Features Detachable faceplate
- Features ID3 tags support,
Rear-facing camera capability,
Gold plated connectors
- Audio Specifications DVD - Response Bandwidth - 16 - 20000 Hz - SNR - 98 dB - Dynamic Range 96 dB
Digital Player (Recorder)
- Device Type Digital player (HDD)
- Supported Digital Audio Standards WAV,
- Type LCD monitor - Motorized
- Technology TFT active matrix
- Diagonal Size 3.5 in
- Image Aspect Ratio 16:9
- Resolution 320 x 234
- Radio Radio tuner - AM/FM
- Total Preset Station Qty 24
- AM Preset Station Qty 6
- FM Preset Station Qty 18
- RDS Yes
- Supported RDS Functions TMC
- Type DVD player
- Media Type DVD+R,
- Video D/A Converter 12bit / 108MHz
- Dynamic Range 96 dB
- Signal-To-Noise Ratio 98 dB
- Response Bandwidth 16 - 20000 Hz
- MP3 Playback Yes
- Max Output Power / Channel Qty 50 Watts x 4
- Continuous Power / Channel Qty 20 Watts x 4
- Response Bandwidth 40 - 20000 Hz
- Amplifier Output Details 20 Watt - 4 Ohm - THD 1.0 % - 4 channel(s)
- Equalizer Band Qty 7 bands
- Type GPS receiver
- Receiver 15 channel
- Voice Navigation instructions
- Features Built-in RDS-TMC receiver (RDS-Traffic Message Channel)
- Type Remote control
- Included Accessories GPS antenna
- Connector Type 2 x Audio line-out,
Composite video output,
Digital audio output (optical)