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JVC LT-DV1BU Series LCD TV (37", 42", 47")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews of JVC LT-DV1BU Series LCD TV (37", 42", 47"). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and black level. The durability and image quality are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the sound. Some have doubts about the usability.

design, image quality, durability, black level, price


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the JVC LT-DV1BU Series LCD TV (37", 42", 47") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tech Staff (

JVC LT-42DV1BJ review


JVC's LT-42DV1BJ is a super-slim full HD whopper with novel handclap technology

Decent colour palette ; Inventive features ; Gorgeous design

Poor black level response ; Wobbly motion handling

A curious mix of unusual features, bold styling and generally mediocre performance

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: John Archer (

JVC LT-42DV1 42in LCD TV


The slim, relatively 'green' JVC LT-42DV1 performs well and can even be switched on by clapping your hands!

The 42DV1 also improves considerably in design terms over the 42DS9. For while I was initially suckered in by the 42DS9's then-groundbreaking slimness, on reflection its finish felt a touch plasticky for comfort. The 42DV1's bodywork feels more robust,...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (

JVC LT-42DV1BJ review


Unique styling doesn't make up for the average picture quality, and the EPG isn't as user-friendly as other TVs.

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: (

JVC LT-42DV1 review


JVC's second-generation Super Slim LCD TV introduces a new contrast-boosting backlight, improved design, and, um, handclap control

The 42DV1 is a very likeable TV, but struggles to match the best for black level performance

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (

Stuff magazine


JVC's second-generation Super Slim LCD TV introduces a new contrast-boosting backlight, improved design, and, um, handclap control

The 42DV1 is a very likeable TV, but struggles to match the best for black level performance

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (



JVC isn't at the very top of the pile yet, but based on this evidence it's definitely on the way up

Premium build and smart, unique styling; subtle, realistic colours; excellent detail; very clean standard-def pictures

Imperfect contrast regardless of setup; could do with greater punch; motion judder

Expert review by: (



There's not much wrong with this TV, but not enough right to represent value in this class

Classy two-tone design; exhaustive spec; a good overall picture

but not good enough to justify the extra outlay; fiddly stand doesn't inspire much confidence

Expert review by: (



Despite the price and the looks, there's very little for us to get excited about here

Styling is decent; price is competitive; punchy whites and vibrant colours

Blacks appear grey, only Freeview, when others give you Freeview HD; motion can be a problem

Expert review by: (



This LCD television from JVC integrates modern styling with high performance functionality. It has a 47 inch screen which supports full HD 1080p resolution, so Blu-Ray and high definition channels look excellent. A freeview digital decoder is built in...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: John Archer (



Covering these in order, the 42DV1's slimness finds it less than 30mm deep for the majority of its rear end, giving it a really futuristic look from most angles - even though the screen's depth rises to a less jaw-dropping 69mm for a central section...

Plus points Great slender design, good pictures for the most part, powerful sound, plenty of features

Black levels decent rather than great, viewing angle limited, sound can distort

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio / No
PC Streaming:Audio / No
Picture and Text (PAT):No / Yes
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Front AV Interface: No
Headphone Output: Yes
PC Streaming:Audio / No
S-Video:No / Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Curved Design: No
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD