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118 reviews

May, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of JVC XV523GD. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, 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 XV523GD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 64/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of JVC XV523GD from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

May, 2021

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Want technology in your home for a low price... Read this


Wow! At last I'm in pace with technology at home. I have to admit it: I loved my VCR way too much to even consider having a DVD. I just considered "normal" to rent a video, use a cleaner for the heads, push 'Play', view the movie, and rewinding it to...

Great price for a terrific product, JVC=Quality

Universal remote not so universal but who cares

Jul, 2001

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What to know about the JVC XV-523GD DVD player


Recently I purchased the JVC XV-523GD DVD player and I have to admit I am mostly pleased. It took me a long time to buy a DVD player because I spent forever researching every player I came across. Finally I decided on the JVC XV-523GD DVD player...

Fairly inexpensive, plays CD-Rs, and you have to admit you like the color

The picture quality is only a little above average

Jun, 2001

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Do you DVD? I do with JVC';s DVD Player


I wanted simplicity in a DVD player. A player that is simple to operate with a simple price. I found both when I purchased JVC's XV-523GD DVD player.

Watch CD discs or play audio CD discs

Building my confidence with a JVC

Apr, 2001

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JVC XV-523GD -- Full-Featured DVD Player Bargain with CD-R (Playback) Capability


The JVC XV-523GD plays CD-R's as well as DVD's and regular CD's. It also has a good array of outputs, including just about every output jack except for analog 5.1-channel (it doesn't have an internal digital surround-sound decoder, so it would have no...

Complete set of audio and video outputs. Jog-shuttle on player. Plays CD-R's

Picture loses some detail in very dark areas of image

Mar, 2001

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Its affluence in all the right corners


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Jan, 2001

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JVC XV-523GD DVD Player - Plays CD-R/W Discs


JVC XV-523GD can play CD-R and CD-RW discs in addition to regular DVD-Video, Video CD and CD-Audio. Not all players on the market do that, so if you mix your own CDs (or burn Video CD) or plan to do so, you might consider this model or other players...

Plays CD-R and CD-RW, inexpensive, good picture and sound, looks nice, shuttle control


Nov, 2000

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Well after a few months of extensive research, I had decided on the JVC XV-523GD. I had chosen it because it would play CD-Rs and CD-RWs and it would connect with my existing JVC components with AV-CompuLink so that all I have too do is insert a tape...

Price, Value

shift function

Nov, 2000

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Great features, small nitpicks


I bought a Sony DVP-S360, and thought I had fallen in love... until I found one glaring problem. Sony's DVD players don't read CD-R's in any form or fashion due to their current laser technology, and aren't using them in any DVD players until the...

CD-R Support, nice aesthetics, good bang for the buck

Bit of a learning curve, ugly menus

Sep, 2000

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Champagne Dreams and Caviar Wishes...


The new JVC XV-523 DVD / CD player is wrapped in a sleek and fashionable looking champagne color. That's just the outside. The inside is set up so that there is no interference what-so-ever. The power supply, and analog audio and video circuits are...

Sleek, 3D-Phonic, 2X Zoom feature

none that I'm aware of yet

Aug, 2000

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Best for the money...


I received this player recently as a gift. Though I have seen and used many DVD players, this one is the first I've actually owned.

All the best features at a great price

Slightly slower when accessing DVD menus

Jul, 2000

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