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alaScore 71

28 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of JVC XV N40BK. 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 N40BK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for JVC XV N40BK


alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of JVC XV N40BK from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC XV-N40BK Progressive-Scan Slim DVD Player , Black

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: keygrip (

Sporadic Jerky Motion


I bought this at a local store during an "after Thanksgiving sale" at the high recommendation found in the December issue of Consumer Reports (which I usually trust). Good price, especially since it's a Progressive Scan player that reads DVD+RW, CD-R, ...

Price, features.

Jerky motion and poor customer service from JVC.

Apr, 2004

Consumer review by: adkstorm (



Price, On-screen MP3 menu, small size

No random play on MP3's or audio

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: adkstorm (

Makes a nice gift


I recently bought this model for my parents on Christmas (2003). I researched many models in the same class and price range before buying this model. JVC, in my opinion, manufactures excellent products. I own quite a few JVC products, including Sony & ...

Price, On-screen MP3 menu, small size

No random play on MP3's or audio

Feb, 2004

Consumer review by: sparkomatic (

jvc xv-40nbk


plays all types of discs, nice on screen display, nice remote with good size buttons

jpg rendering slow, not a problem for me, presents pics as slideshows

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: rjhenley1979 (

Dirt-Cheap Product that doesn't cut many corners


This JVC XVN40BK was my first exposure firsthand to a DVD player. What appealed to me most was the price. Depending on where you shop, the cheapest you can get this player varies. JVC is offering a $20 mail-in rebate, so it will be cheap no matter...

Affordability, sleekness, quality, features

no display menu on unit for MP3 playback

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: sdpinpdx (

Jerky motion in 480p


I bought this to replace my 3-year old Toshiba DVD player which I paid $200 for. My old player work ...

price, features, form factor

picture quality

Jul, 2003

Product Specifications

The JVC XV-N40BK introduces a new slim and stylish design for a "all-in-one" player that people are looking for. Not only does it play DVD and CD; it also plays the CD-R/RW recordable CD formats, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW SVCD, VCD, JPEG and MP3 formats. Don't let the slim design fool you, the XV-N40BK is packed with many exciting features such as Express Play Start, New high-resolution GUI (Graphical User Interface), 3-D Phonic sound, variable and slow search, 6-Step zoom play, digest and strobe play, angle list and resume function. Optical and Coaxial digital audio outputs with Dolby Digital and DTS pass-through are provided for easy connection to any system.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:3D Phonic Surround

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RW / DVD+RW / SVCD / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC XV

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty