Summary: Until I bought this unit. I decided to try the HD radio, without having to buy a separate unit. This receiver works great. It is really nice, with a dot matrix display. Unfortunately the display is difficult to read in direct sunlight. Fortunately that is the only flaw I can find on this unit. When tuning to an HD station you will see the HD symbol blinking, and then you will hear the change, it seriously sounds like you just put a CD into the unit.
Summary: I love the feature set on this thing. I bought it for the HD radio. Here in LA there are tons of HD radio stations and it makes radio totally listenable again. The ability to play MP3 CDs drops the clutter in the car immensely. An aux jack is great, I play mp3s off my phone on it. Cons are, the menu system is really complicated. The selector button to select tracks / tune the radio is small, fiddly and feels loose.
Summary: The JVC KD-HDR30 was a Christmas present from my wife to replace the burned out factory unit in a 1993 F150 truck. It was exactly what I wanted, with HD, CD (MP3 & WMA), decent controls, and sound that filled the cab perfectly. When my great old truck shrunk down in a trade for a Corolla for my daughter, that old factory radio was put back in and I kept the JVC for my next vehicle.
Summary: I bought this unit as a refurb due to the price point and the seller being local to me. It is replacing the factory system in my 2000 Mercury Villager. Pros: -Excellent sound improvement, even with the factory speakers. -HD radio reception and number of stations (Seattle/Tacoma area) is impressive. -CD sound is great, had none of the "clicking" issues reported by others. -Lots of expansion capability and settings available.
Summary: Bought this radio due to the low low price for an HD radio. Was worried that the sound would be lacking in the bass area because it does not have a Loudness button, and some reviews lamented this fact. I still bought it so I could see how the HD radio was. Well after installing it in a 2001 Civic, I can put aside the worries about the bass sounds. If you use the preset equalization curve, it does sound lacking in the low areas.
Summary: This is a slick looking, classy head unit. Built in easy to use HD, with scrolling track names and all that. One-touch access to activate the Aux in port on the front, one touch to go back to radio/CD. Plays MP3s and WMAs properly off a CD, the knobs feel good, the interface is simple but fully featured. Has a separate subwoofer control menu accessible by the Sel button which adjusts the level of the subwoofer-out line -without- altering the bass mix.
Summary: Works great easy to install. Love the remote and I got the Ipod adaptor and Bluetooth adaptor too. The only thing it does not have is a way to remember songs that are playing. Newer model all have this feture. This one does not. However this system is great and easy to use. I am very happy.
Summary: I have JVC radios in my 3 cars. I really like their layout, displays and features, the buttons are not too small, they are large enough that they work for us, and you can turn the clock off if you want - our Corolla has a separate clock display, so we don't need it on the radio. The display is nice and colorful.
Summary: I bought this to replace a crappy unit I got at Target (VR3 Roadmaster). I wanted the HD and Aux in and this unit was a name brand and it was inexpensive. I have had no problems it and love the HD radio. I doubled the number of radio stations I can listen too. I can ever plug my non-ipod mp3 player into it.
Summary: Great replacement radio. Despite some negative comments posted, I wanted to try HD radio and this unit seemed an inexpensive entry point. I found lots of interesting HD stations in my area, doubling my local options. Another nice feature of the JVC radio is a front auxillary input where I've plugged in my iPod. JVC has a dedicated iPod option and Blue Tooth input available for extra cost, I bought neither. The sound quality of the stations and this radio is excellent.