leaderboard left
leaderboard right
content topleft content topright



JVC has announced the are jumping on the GPS navigation bandwagon with the JVC KV-PX9 GPS. The device features a 3.5 inch touch screen display with a 20 GB drive that allows for GPS navigation as well as playing movies and audio files.

“We designed JVC’s first offering in portable navigation to be so much more than just a database of maps and directions. The KV-PX9 can be taken wherever you go to listen to music and play videos whenever and wherever you want,” said Gary DeFeo, General Manager, JVC Company of America’s Mobile Electronics Division.

With the JVC KV-PX9 (say that ten times fast) you get 7 GB to store your movies, music, and pictures while 13 GB is dedicated for maps and over 13 million POI. You can transfer your media (WMA, MP3, WMV, ASF, AVI, or JPEG) to the GPS system via USB 2 or SD cards. The JVC KV-PX9 also includes an anti-shock system to protect the hard drive in the event the device is dropped, very similar to the system used to protect hard drives in Apple laptops.

Expect to pay about $800 for this device when it arrives in March.

15 Responses

  1. Con: Slow, occasionaly inaccurate, heavy, expensive and it freezes. Pro: easy to operate.
    JVC should go back to the drawing board.

    sanmateoben - October 3rd, 2006
  2. Thanks for stopping by and the comments, sanmateoben! I haven’t heard much from JVC in the past few months but they have the potential to make something good…. Just doesn’t sound like they are there yet.

    Tim - October 3rd, 2006
  3. 13mm POIs? wow! btw this hasn’t been released how could that sanmateoben clown make comments?

    brett - November 30th, 2006

    Harvey White - October 19th, 2007
  5. how to upgrade gps map infomation

    william lance - April 22nd, 2008
  6. I bought your gps in Compusa in rockville of maryland.How to upgrade data inside the gps map

    william lance - April 22nd, 2008
  7. Before I buy a used JVC KV-PX9 GPS, is the map info upgradable through the internet or a memory card?

    John Mitchell - May 28th, 2008
  8. i need a manuel for my JVC KV-PX9 GPS

    deborah - June 25th, 2008
  9. I have used the JVC KV-PX9 GPS for over 2 years. It is reliable, correct more than not if properly operated. It REALLY does know the shortest point between Origin A and Destination B. The maps are getting dusty, but I believe there will be an update soon. If one only follows the simple instructions – it works GREAT! Instructions to operate used to be available on the web from JVC. I wouldn’t part with mine now – especially with all my SAVED FAVORITES.

    Tim - June 25th, 2008
  10. I just fired up my old JVC GPS thinking about putting it on Ebay. Went to the JVC web site to see about upgrading it. I got the system bios upgrade, the hard disk drive utility is not vista compatible. No map upgrades that I can find. Thannks JVC, you stink!

    Bill - July 7th, 2008
  11. I have used my JVC for over a year. It locked up with a ID:4100 error. I tried everything in the manual to clear the error. I cleared the error by accident when I left it charging and pulled the power cable before shutting it off. I got an “auto shutdown” message. 10 seconds later it shut down normally. It has worked fine since. It does tend to lock up. The address location feature is off by 300 yards or so. It is always on the right street, but the house is down the block. I use the external antenna. It helps a lot in mountainous areas.

    Not bad for my first GPS unit and under $200. But, no map updates in over a year. I am hooked on GPS navigation, but I will definitely stay away from JVC in the future.

    JVC wanted $65.00 to look at the unit out of warranty. Not worth it, I was going to buy another brand instead.

    Paul - July 20th, 2008

    dawaun - May 7th, 2009
  13. I bought a KV-PX9 couple years ago and it was seldom used. When I took it out for a ride to downtown 2 days ago, it showed “Fatal Application Error” and “Application Naxi.exe has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor. Program: Navi.exe Exception: 0xC0000005 Address: 002F514

    And the screen freezes. I have tried to reset the unit by pushing the buttom below the “Start”…it still did not work. Contact service centre and no-one can offer any help. They just directed me to the local service centre and the local service man seemed nothing to know about this GPS.. They said everything are built-in and it is not repairable??!!

    Any reader has the same problem and offers help?

    philip - August 29th, 2009
  14. I need to find the program disk for a JVC gps KV-PX9b because the are lost in a old car. and I need those for upgrade and reprogram my Jvc EXAD

    Victor M. - September 22nd, 2009
  15. It never successfully took me to any point since I bought it about some 4/5 years ago.It has been in my basement.No clue whatsoever what to do with this heavy GPS.Anyways,I got a cheap Garmen c340 that takes me around w/out a failure.

    son Kanu - April 8th, 2010

content bottomleft content bottomright