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JVC XV-501

JVC XV-501
alaScore 59

17 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of JVC XV-501. The average rating for this product is 2.2/5, 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-501 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 59/100 = Good quality.

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JVC XV-501 DVD Player


On-screen interface

Erratic, unreliable operation

Aug, 2002

Consumer review (

lemons come in all shapes,sizes and forms


Initially I bought this unit for the feature-full package and under the high recommendation of the sales person, the zoom feature, DTS, picture sharpness feature and the jvc name. Once at home the set up was easy and we began watching our first movie,...

good list of features

poor picture quality, unreliable operation, poor customer service from jvc

Dec, 2000

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Be Willing to Be Without


I purchased the DVD player for a Christmas present (1999). In June, 2000, the DVD player stopped playing all DVD's correctly. It would play some DVD's and all CD's. All this due to playing certain DVDs. When calling JVC I was told this was due to a...

Easy to set up

Computer glitch in system

Sep, 2000

Consumer review (

this is a quality player


i bought the jvc 501 quite some time ago, when it was first released, and i have to say, i've been extremely pleased with it. at it's release, this player was loaded with more features than most available, including exceptional audio and video output....

excellent features, beautiful picture and sound

no dolby decoder [the 701 includes this]

Aug, 2000

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Nice features, won't last


I used to sell televisions and other consumer electronics, and until my experience with this DVD player, I had a generally good opinion about JVC products. All that has changed.

Digital zoom

Breaks often, runs hot, funky remote

Jul, 2000

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Should have skipped this one over for the sony


I admit, I'm an impulse buyer. This will often get me in trouble with any number of things, but after a purchase such as this, I'm rewiring my head. The main feature I was looking for in a DVD player at the time of my purchase was DTS sound...

Relatively inexpensive, good features

poor picture, unreliable

Jun, 2000

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Panasonic HO HUM


Relatively inexpensive, good features

poor picture, unreliable

Jun, 2000

Consumer review (

Solid as a rock


I bought this player about six months ago just because I was looking for a deal and there was an "open box" special on this item. It turned out to be a terrific purchase.

dependable, interesting features


May, 2000

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Inexpensive but not Cheap


Good price, remote, picture, and sound.


Apr, 2000

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Single-Layer DVD = Good... Double Layer = BAD!!


For $290 my roommates and I didn't complain too much when we first got this little "gem". Not until we attempted to play "Cruel Intentions" (a double-layered DVD) in it.

Cheap, optical out

Trouble w/ 2-Layer DVDs, Reset Procedure troublesome

Apr, 2000

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