I've had a JVC KD-HDR1 in the car for over 5 years now.
The display disappointed tonight. I thought the display was saying 10:53 (pm).
But, instead, it was displaying 105.3 (FM). So when I pulled up into Whatburger to get some breakfast taquitos, the clerk said I'd have to wait about 30 minutes, because the time was actually 10:35.
JVC could have made those displays a little more idiot proof, for the over 50 crowd, that wear glasses to drive, to see thing clearly far away. What that means, is things up close, like the display of the receiver, are just slightly blurred, when waering my driving glasses. And that slight blur was just enough to not see the "." in 105.3, so it appeared to me as 1053 = 10:53, but alas it wasn't.
To adjust the Bass & Treble to my likeing is a multi-step pain with the JVC, What ever happend to a Bass/Treble Dial ? ? ? Sometimes I want to change the treble or the bass in the middle of a song. And it's different with radio vs. CD, and studio CD vs. live CD, or even a bootleg CD. Where is JVC meeting the customer's needs ? ? ? ?
As for AM & FM presets, first, I do not need 18 FM presets. But I do need more than 6 AM presets!!!!
The other big gripe I have this JVC product, is that it does NOT hold in memory HD-2 or HD-3 settings. So EVERY time I want to listen to an HD-2 or an HD-3 station, I have to first tune into the HD-1 station, and then I have to push up to get the HD-2 station. The JVC presets are useless to get directly the HD-2 and HD-3 stations. However, MY Radio Shack Accurian HD Tabletop radio does hold HD-2 and HD-3 stations in it's presets.
I LOVE the volume knob on the JVC because, pressing it, does -not- engage other function, unless I first press a mode button. I hated the Pioneer Supertuner of the 70's because, if you went to turn the volume up on a nice part of song, you could actully turn the unit off, when you were just trying to get more volume!
Cable Choice is the only choice I want to make !!