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JVC XV-501

JVC XV-501
alaScore 54

17 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the JVC XV-501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 54/100 = Fair quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

User Reviews  

Showing 1 - 10 of 17 Show Reviews: in English

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JVC XV-501 DVD Player

 

On-screen interface

Erratic, unreliable operation

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lemons come in all shapes,sizes and forms

 

Initially I bought this unit for the feature-full package and under the high recommendation of the sales person, the zoom feature, DTS, picture sharpness feature and the jvc name. Once at home the set up was easy and we began watching our first movie,...

good list of features

poor picture quality, unreliable operation, poor customer service from jvc

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Be Willing to Be Without

 

I purchased the DVD player for a Christmas present (1999). In June, 2000, the DVD player stopped playing all DVD's correctly. It would play some DVD's and all CD's. All this due to playing certain DVDs. When calling JVC I was told this was due to a...

Easy to set up

Computer glitch in system

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this is a quality player

 

i bought the jvc 501 quite some time ago, when it was first released, and i have to say, i've been extremely pleased with it. at it's release, this player was loaded with more features than most available, including exceptional audio and video output....

excellent features, beautiful picture and sound

no dolby decoder [the 701 includes this]

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Nice features, won't last

 

I used to sell televisions and other consumer electronics, and until my experience with this DVD player, I had a generally good opinion about JVC products. All that has changed.

Digital zoom

Breaks often, runs hot, funky remote

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Panasonic HO HUM

 

Relatively inexpensive, good features

poor picture, unreliable

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Should have skipped this one over for the sony

 

I admit, I'm an impulse buyer. This will often get me in trouble with any number of things, but after a purchase such as this, I'm rewiring my head. The main feature I was looking for in a DVD player at the time of my purchase was DTS sound...

Relatively inexpensive, good features

poor picture, unreliable

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Solid as a rock

 

I bought this player about six months ago just because I was looking for a deal and there was an "open box" special on this item. It turned out to be a terrific purchase.

dependable, interesting features

remote

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Inexpensive but not Cheap

 

Good price, remote, picture, and sound.

Lock-ups

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Single-Layer DVD = Good... Double Layer = BAD!!

 

For $290 my roommates and I didn't complain too much when we first got this little "gem". Not until we attempted to play "Cruel Intentions" (a double-layered DVD) in it.

Cheap, optical out

Trouble w/ 2-Layer DVDs, Reset Procedure troublesome

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