Summary: I purchased the JVC KDPDR40 receiver because I had owned 3-4 other JVC car receivers previously, and have up until now thought very highly of their products. Firstly, the buttons on the front don't make much sense, or clearly state what their purpose is. For example, the power button is hidden around the volume knob, not positioned in a prominent location.
Summary: This is a great simple to use car/truck stereo. I like the duel control for the ipod. It plays "home made" cd's very well. I compared it to the Sony and the JVC was a winner hands down. The ipod cable is run to my glove box - so no one knows I am listening to my ipod in my truck. It even charges your ipod while you are driving down the road. The remote is very small and easy to use.
Summary: There really isn't much to say about this receiver. It just works. The AM/FM reception is quite good, the CD functionality is very good and includes playing MP3 or WMA files on a CD-ROM, the controls are big and well-lit, and the sound quality is excellent. Most of the same could be said about any other receiver on the market. However, JVC went the extra mile and included native iPod support.
Summary: This product is okay except the button to change folders and songs is too small if you want to use MP3 CDs. I don't know how many times I meant to hit the song skip button and hit folder skip instead. When skipping on a regular CD, the folder skip button does nothing.
Summary: Over all this is a nice stereo. Sound quality is excellent, the iPod support is a rare find, and over all this stereo is well worth it. Beware, however: Since this stereo is relatively new, if you lose the faceplate(or it gets stolen), there are no replacements. If you lose it, you are left with a $100 shiny brick. Caveat emptor.
Summary: I've had this car stereo / ipod player for about 2 weeks now and I'm very satisfied. It's easier to program and operate than it at first looked and I love the dual mode of ipod control (from the stereo or the ipod). The only thing keeping it from perfect is that the display and clock are sometimes difficult to read during the daytime. But as far as doing what I got it to do -- play my ipod in the car -- it's great.
Summary: I asked the JVC pre-sales about the nano 3rd gen and they said it would work. I bought one and the ipod controls do NOT work. The only nanos certified to work are: This unit is only compatible with the following iPod: IPod mini IPod G4 IPod photo IPod nano (1st and 2nd generation) IPod with video (5th generation)
Summary: While not certified to work with an iPhone, this stereo appears to be completely compatible. The iPhone charges. It can be controlled with the stereo or (by changing modes) with the phone itself. The supplied iPod connector cable seems to be well insulated, as there have been no instances of GSM interference. Cons: Even with the dimmer turned on, this is brighter than it needs to be. It does not retain the Shuffle-by-album setting after restarting the car.