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alaScore 67

59 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of JVC XV S502SL. 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 S502SL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 59 reviews)

User Reviews  

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 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

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC XV-S502SL Progressive-Scan DVD Player, SilverJVC XV-S502SL Progressive-Scan DVD Player, Silver

Jul, 2015

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Good features

Poor reliability, service and support

Jan, 2004

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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

Oct, 2003

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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....

Apr, 2003

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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...

Apr, 2003

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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...

Apr, 2003

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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...

Mar, 2003

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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

Mar, 2003

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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...

Mar, 2003

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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...

Feb, 2003

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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...

Feb, 2003

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