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47 reviews

Oct, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of JVC XV S502SL 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 product: JVC XV-S502SL Progressive-Scan DVD Player, Silver

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Good features

Poor reliability, service and support

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Won't work after one year


Works great for about a year. The picture is great

Wont work after a year. Keeps telling me that there is no disc


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Plays dvd movies fine but mp3 and jpg control is terrible


The larger the jpeg the slower it is. A 1 meg jpg will take at least 5 minutes to load. The apex I just bought takes a second. what happened JVC? If you want to play mp3 or jpeg you must go intot he actual setup menu and switch from one to another....

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Phenonmenon is called Dot-crawl


I posted the review about the s-video cables being necessary. The phenonmenon is called DOT-CRAWL, and will happen with ANY DVD player hooked up to a regular TV. To get rid of it, get a TV set with S-video or component video connectors. I guess my...

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Must have S-video input on TV or else BAD reception


I purchased this DVD player a couple of months ago, and was very upset at the reception it got when hooked up to my standard TV (i.e. not HDTV). I dealt with JVC's support people, and they were friendly, but not very helpful, but a guy at Best Buy was...

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I was not going to post any comments after 4 months of using this units but after reading some of the current unfair comments it is only fare I put into my comments for those who would like to know the real performance of the unit. Fist of all let me...

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shop around


my sixth dvd player so far. returned this model will not play dvd -/+ r or rw. check the pioneer much more compatible

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Would not play at all


Well when a brand new dvds being LOTR and Star Wars 2 dont work and other dvds don't work on 2 different jvc machine of the same type. I Say don't buy cause gas cost way to much to keep exchanging such a crappy dvd player. It froze, skipped, did both...

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great player ... great price


First off I got this baby on sale at best buy for $129.00 . Hell yah . Second , this was the DVD player I set out to buy after reading user and cnet reviews . Win-Win situation . Having hooked this baby up to my HD-47" panny widescreen I can honestly...

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Good player, poor remote reception


I've had this player for about a month now (xmas gift). I've played about 15 movies on it, and the remote is getting progressively worse and worse. Catch is it's not the remote - works perfect all the time with the TV, it's the player's reception of...


Product Specifications

The new JVC XV-S502SL 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-S502SL 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