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alaScore 69

66 reviews

Jul, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of JVC XV S500BK. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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 S500BK is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for JVC XV S500BK


alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of JVC XV S500BK from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC XV-S500BK Progressive-Scan DVD Player , BlackJVC XV-S500BK Progressive-Scan DVD Player , Black

Jul, 2018

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Until this DVD player only used JVC


the player was excellent and as it was used in our living room

Good until the warranty is off and then don't call JVC

It is an expensive throw away DVD player

Nov, 2006

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Caused me to switch manufacturers


We have had this DVD player for a little over a year. We had no problems until recently when it started powering down for no reason. It has gotten to the point where it powers up for about 0.5 seconds and then shuts itself off. With a warranty of 12...

Worked great for a year

Powers down immediately when turning it on. Repair = $49 minimum

Apr, 2006

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JVC SB500BK DVD Player is a good buy!


Its a good buy, even though I got it for Christmas. This is possibly the most flexible DVD player in its price range - Video outs include Composite, S-Vid and Component, and audio has both Optical and Coaxial Digital, Unbalanced Left and right, and a...

Flexibility of outputs is awsome

One more remote. Who needs one more remote

Mar, 2004

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I bought this unit a year ago. The picture quality and features were excellent for the price, so for the most part I thought I made a good purchase.

Excellent picture quality

No durability. All units break down beyond repair

Mar, 2004

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JVC XV-S500BK was a good buy


So far we have been very pleased with the features and quality of this player. It has many fast-forward and reverse play speeds, extremely good and powerful zooming features, and so far has done an excellent job of playing PAL (European) format DVDs on...

Host of features, progressive scan, NTSC and PAL playback

Poorly written manual, no DVD audio/SACD playback

Mar, 2003

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Progressive scan at great price


I replaced a $1000 Sony DVD player with this $139 player just to get progressive scan. (I know, but the $1000 model was several years old.) The picture on my HDTV was glorious, of course, and made the investment that much better.

Price, progressive scan

Drawer takes five seconds to open

Oct, 2002

Consumer review (

JVC XV-S500BK DVD Player With Progressive Scan


The main feature of the JVC XV-S500BK DVD player is its progressive scan capability. The S500BK currently sells for $159 at and represents a great value for a progressive scan DVD player (if you have an HDTV or an HDTV-compatible TV).

Price, performance, features, universal remote, plays MP3, reads JPEG, CD-R and CD-RW

Looks cheap, no MP3 program/scan/shuffle

Aug, 2002

Product Specifications

The new JVC XV-S500BK introduces a new slim design for an "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, SVCD, VCD, MP3 formats and Digital Stills (JPEG on CD-R/RW). Don't let the slim design fool you, the XV-S500BK is packed with many exciting features such as Digital Direct Progressive Scan, Multi-Brand remote, three theater positions, 3-D Phonic sound, variable and slow search, zoom, 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. Plus JVC's exclusive AV Compulink.

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 / SVCD / Video CD
Search Speed:10x / 20x / 2x / 5x / 60x
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3
Type:DVD player

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes
Picture Zoom Power:1/2x / 1/4x / 1/8x / 1024x / 16x / 256x / 2x / 32x / 4x / 512x / 64x / 8x


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC XV



Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty