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alaScore 66

22 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of JVC XV-S40BK. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, 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-S40BK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 22 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of JVC XV-S40BK from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: JVC XV-S40BK DVD Player, Black

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: asd12345 (



DVD playback is ok.

VCD copies playback is disastrous.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: jljohnston (

JVC XV-S40 DVD Player


Very slim profile, CD-RW compatible

Poor on screen displays, no "resume" if powered off, silly features and poor manual

Jul, 2002

Consumer review by: jljohnston (

Unfriendly design


Bought this to replace a Philips DVD. Looks good, but in use is less than user friendly, has an odd picture quality and will "pop out" of Dolby Digital mode when it changes tracks or layers on the disc.

Very slim profile, CD-RW compatible

Poor on screen displays, no "resume" if powered off, silly features and poor manual

Jul, 2002

Consumer review by: radioguy (

JVC XV-S40 DVD Player


JVC recently brought out the XV-S40BK DVD player as the Year-2001 replacement for last year's XV-523GD. The JVC's are known for their "champagne gold" front faces. The XV-S40BK's identical twin is the XV-S45GD in the famous champagne gold color scheme....

DVD-Video, CD, VCD, CD-R, CD-RW, complete set of outputs, good price.

You can get prog-scan for a little bit more.

Jun, 2001

Consumer review by: dkozin (

JVC XV-S40BK DVD Player WIth CD/R And CD-RW Playback


Looks, great picture and sound, feature set and inputs

No MP3 playback

May, 2001

Product Specifications

JVC is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated audio, video and related software products. Building upon a wealth of technologies the company is moving decisively to offer appropriate solutions for the multimedia age. To remain at the forefront of the audiovisual industry into the 21st century, JVC is marshalling its resources to create the ultimate in appealing, cost-competitive products. PRODUCT FEATURES: Strobe function - the unit can display nine continuous still pictures on the TV screen; Digest function - you can select the desired selection to be played from the opening scenes displayed on the TV screen; Angle function - you can select a desired angle from multiple camera angles recorded on the DVD VIDEO disk; Zoom function - you can view scenes close-up; Parental lock - you can restrict the playback of DVD VIDEO disks with scenes which you do not want children to see, such as adult or violent films; Theater position -you can select the picture character according to the lighting of your room; High quality digital sound - you can enjoy high quality sound with Dolby Digital or Linear-PCM; Surround function - the unit accommodates the Dolby Digital and, DTS surround systems; 3D Phonic function - you can enjoy surround sound with your 2-channel system; Multi-language subtitles and sound - you can select a subtitle or sound language from those recorded on the DVD VIDEO disk; Multi-disk playback- you can enjoy Audio CD disks and Video CD disks, as well as DVD VIDEO disks; Operation from the on-screen display - user-friendly on-screen displays allow you to operate the unit easily; AV COMPU LINK remote control system.

Audio System

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

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / Video CD
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC XV



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty