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53 reviews

Sep, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews of JVC DD-3. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Home Theater Systems for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Home Theater Systems the JVC DD-3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for JVC DD-3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of JVC DD-3 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Home Theater Systems on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC DD3 Table-Top Network Media Player/HTIB (Discontinued by Manufacturer)JVC DD3 Table-Top Network Media Player/HTIB (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Moskovciak (

JVC Sophisti DD-3 review: JVC Sophisti DD-3


When they first appeared at the beginning of the decade, home-theater-in-a-box systems (HTIBs) were revolutionary for taking everything you needed for a basic home theater system--an amp, five speakers, a subwoofer, and maybe even the DVD player--and...

Very stylish 3.1 design with small front speakers and no rears; center channel a nice step up over 2.1 systems; solid multimedia support via streaming network; DivX video support.

Expensive; no video inputs; sounds better on DVDs than music; terrible remote; network streaming is Ethernet only, not Wi-Fi; USB port of limited use.

If you can look past its high price--and some annoying shortcomings--the JVC DD-3 Sophisti offers elegant styling and pretty good sound for its size.

May, 2007

Expert review by : Richard Arrowsmith (



It's designed to integrate with your home PC - using an Ethernet connection that allows you to access audio and video files from your computer and then play them through the system. This means you can enhance the performance of your digital music files...

Compact and stylish design, accessing digital files, easy to use, decent picture quality

Average sound quality, compromised speakers

Nov, 2007

Consumer review (

sounds good but featureless


Maybe I'm new to home theatre systems, but there doesn't seem to be much here for the $800 list price. My assessment is it's about $200 worth. A great stereo system and DVD player would do more for less money. It is network capable, but I'm don't...

The sound is pretty good

Two analog audio inputs, one on the front which is useless if you don't want to see wires running into the unit

Jan, 2009

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For the money (199) this is a great system. The sound fills up a small room

It is only pass through for video. You'll need Toslink cables to get the max out of this little jewel. Oh, the DVD player has very poor video resolution

Jan, 2009

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jvc dd2 premium 3.1 NMHT system


great buy considering the price/quality ratio.

enjoyable 720HD dvd graphics, elite sound quality when considering the amount of speakers. subwoofer exceeded my greatest expectation. i have yet to even try the networking aspects of this product, and i already feel like i got my money's worth

the system doesn't include all you need for optimal entertainment. you are required to purchase an HDMI cable to experience the 720 dvd upconversion (granted you have an HDTV). you also need an additional cable to connect your television services to...

Dec, 2008

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Great system for the price


Aiwa isn't around any more as far as i know. This system is pretty good. Maybe i just haven't figured out how to optimized the sound yet. Bass unit is great for the size of my room which is a pretty decent size. About the size of a typical loft in the...

Small Speakers. No wires to the rear

Surround sound pretty good. Not as good as the old Aiwa system i had years ago that had the same concept of virtual surround. No seperate on off button for bass/subwoofer unit

Dec, 2008

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Terrible Buy


If you can finally get it to work the picture and sound quality are pretty decent

Just about everything does not work. I have a new HDTV and am using HDMI connections. USB won't read my iTouch or any SD card with reader. Won't play picture files. Networking is a joke. It does not have a built in wireless, so you would need a...

Dec, 2008

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Worth the Deal


Overall, you are not going to get a better deal for 200$. I looked around for a good deal on an entertainment system and this one is by far not a bad choice. Experts rate it a 65/100 and users rate it 87/100 which gave it an overall rating of 90/100...

Very stylish and sleak looking. Sound is very clear and easy to understand. The remote is actually fairly easy to use (although there are a lot of buttons on it). Easy to setup and easy to place speakers in locations for small-medium rooms. This is not...

From what I can tell I cannot get them to go as loud as I want. I haven't played with them that much, however, it does not "bump" as much as I would want.. but I think it could be only for certain situations (like old DVDs) that the volume will not...

Dec, 2008

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Great Product


Great product. Nice design. Great sound quality. Sleak design. Exactly what I want for the size and sound quality


Sep, 2008

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It's easy to install & simple menu + the sound quality from such small speakers is stunning.

loads of wires & because it's black shows the dust + there should be a s.c.a.r.t lead or other video lead.

Jan, 2009

Product Specifications

Slim Direct Drive speakers deliver ideal, realistic sound with Front Surround Technology, while front-channel speakers create a wide acoustic sound field. Network Media Player is also available.


Output Power / Total:220Watt


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Audio output channels:3.1
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS
RMS rated power:220

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Product Type: None

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital / Dolby Pro Logic II / DTS decoder
Components:DVD player / radio tuner / Speaker system
Functions (KA):Digital player / DVD player / Network audio player / Radio
Sound Output Mode:Surround Sound
Subcategory (KA):AV systems
Surround Sound Effects:Front Surround Sound
Type:Home theater system

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None


Headphone Jack: Yes
Optical Digital Input: Yes
Optical Digital Output: Yes


DVD Repeat Modes:Program / Random
Type:DVD player


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC Sophisti

MD System

Type: None

Optical Drive

Optical disc player type:DVD Player

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.5 x 11.3 x 2.17
HDMI ports quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:LAN \nHDMI out\nComponent video out\nSCART (In: TV; out: Video)\nAnalog Audio in/out\nDigital Audio in/out


Preset stations quantity:45
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Tuner Bands:AM/FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type:Remote control


Subwoofer frequency range:30 - 230
Subwoofer RMS power:120


Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Subwoofer dimensions (WxDxH):9.53 x 14.3 x 14.3
Subwoofer weight:27.1