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Video: JVC KD-AVX44 DVD receiver

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Welcome to this article from the Crutchfield archives. Have fun reading it, but be aware that the information may be outdated and links may be broken.

Ken and Robert, Crutchfield car stereo experts, illustrate some of the cool features of JVC's KD-AVX44 DVD receiver.

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Ken: Hi, I'm Ken and this is Robert.

Robert: Hello.

Ken: We're going to look at the JVC KD-AVX44 in-dash DVD receiver.

Robert: That's a mouthful.

Ken: It is. It's better remembered as the El Kameleon.

Robert: El Kameleon.

Ken: Yep.

Robert: As in, color-changing —

Ken: Sort of. Check this out.

Robert: Okay, powering down — and there we go.

Ken: Yeah. It's a security feature. When you're not using the El Kameleon, turn it off. It goes black. It doesn't look like you have a receiver in your dash at all.

Robert: Nice.

Ken: Yeah, and you can take the face off also, if you want to elect more security. But that's a nice feature when you're out and about on the town. I like this receiver for a lot of reasons besides that. It's got every feature you can think of — USB input, Bluetooth, it plays DVDs, of course when your parking brake is on. And it's expandable — you can add HD Radio, iPod controls, etc.

Robert: It does everything, then.

Ken: Yeah. This is cool too: it's all touch control.

Robert: Wow.

Ken: You know, for example, you just press and release, get a different look. Press, release — get something different. You'll notice that this goes off after a second. And then to get it back on, after a pause —

Robert: I guess that's going to take a while.

Ken: You touch — you don't even touch it.

Robert: You don't even touch it. You just got near and it sensed your presence.

Ken: It has a tilt feature, too.

Robert: This way, you can get the exact angle you need to be able to see it from the driver's seat.

Ken: Want to put a DVD or CD in, just press there.

Robert: Motorized faceplate — that's really cool.

Ken: Yeah — very elegant. And it's just got a great feel to it. It really has a solid feel.

Robert: I imagine after you spend a few minutes with it, getting used to the controls and learning your way around, it's really easy to use.

Ken: It's pretty intuitive. That's the JVC KD-AVX44 El Kameleon.