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alaScore 69

16 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of JVC XV M555. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the JVC XV M555 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 16 reviews)

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Consumer review (

Can NOT receive HD & Digital signals on antenna.


Excellent image quality, three separate trays

No CD-R playback, noisy and slow disc-changing mechanism, remote control design

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (

Video stability never seemed to good.


Style, price

Video stability

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (

Good, but wearing out fast!


Combines nicely with other JVC products, nice look.

Needed to be cleaned often, not always a fix.

Sep, 2003

Consumer review (

I Cannot Play CD-R's Or View My Home Videos On DVD-R's.


I don't really want to ramble on and on about my opinions of the JVC XV-M555BK DVD-Player. I just simply want to state that overall the JVC XV-M555BK is a great DVD player for its time. However, Most DVD players today support more DVD discs Region Code...

Excellent slow motion/pausing, optical sound, and s-video output for full digital quality.

The JVC XV-M555BK does not play CD-R's,or DVD-R's.

May, 2003

Consumer review (

Carries it's weight.


JVC XVM555 3 Disc DVD/CD Changer is a great model for the price. Experience clear, very crisp distortion-free image, excellent sound quality delivered.

Great quality, excellent picture/sound ; Well organized remote

No CD/R capability, taller than compact models. Small delay in changing among the 3 discs

Jan, 2002

Consumer review (

Movie marathoners will like this


Multiple discs, user friendly, price

Can be a little noisy when changing discs

Aug, 2001

Consumer review (




Great looking device, three DVD trays, great craftsmanship, high-quality, jog shuttle switch.

One mechanism used to pick DVD from trays, remote control too difficult to master.

Jul, 2001

Consumer review (

Sometimes 1 tray won't play


I bought this DVD because it was a three disc player and I also needed a new CD player. The quality of the picture is great. However, this DVD player doesn't play my CDRs or CDWs. I have also had a few problems with it not reading a DVD in one of...

Multi disc player

Doesn't play CDw or CDrs

Dec, 2000

Consumer review (

Best in class


The JVC brand name means quality from the start. This model provides the customer with features not found on other systems regardless of price. My JVC DVD is one year old this month and it has been a year of trouble free entertainment. When watching...

Three rack tray

CDR incompatibility

Nov, 2000

Consumer review (

JVC XV-M555 Multi-disc DVD Player


Excellent image quality, three separate trays

No CD-R playback, noisy and slow disc-changing mechanism, remote control design

Sep, 2000

Product Specifications

This three-tray DVD player uses the latest in digital technology and separate construction throughout to provide outstanding audio and video. If you don't have a full surround system yet, enjoy 3D-PHONIC virtual surround sound. Comes with a multi-brand remote control with joystick control. The XV-M555 is the perfect choice for the person who wants a high performance DVD player and a CD-Changer. The 3-Disc, Triple Tray mechanism makes it easy to change one disc while another is playing. A multi-brand remote is included with easy screen controls for digest, strobe, angle list & zoom. A fiber optic digital audio output with Dolby Digital & DTS pass through offers easy connection to any system.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Hi-Fi stereo
Surround Sound Effects:3D Phonic Surround

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Changer Capacity:3
Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / DVD / Video CD
Type:DVD changer

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC XV



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty