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alaScore 69

28 reviews

May, 2015

We have collected and analyzed 28 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 78/100. The average review date is Dec 18, 2003. We have compared these reviews to 185807 reviews from other DVD Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 69/100 = Good. Last update: May 23, 2015.

Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

User 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

May, 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