JVC XV S40BK DVD Players

3.5/5 (4 Reviews) MSRP : $249.95


Product Description

The JVC XV-S40BK introduces a slim design for an ""all-in-one"" player that people are looking for. Not only does it play DVDs and CDs; it also plays the CD-R and CD-RW recordable CD formats. Don't let the slim design fool you, the XV-S40BK is packed with many exciting features such as three theater positions, 3-D Phonic sound, variable and slow search, zoom, digest and strobe play, angle list and resume function. Fiber optic and coaxial digital audio outputs with Dolby Digital & DTS pass-throughs are provided for easy connection to any system.

- High-bit/high-sampling (10-bit/27MHz video D/A converter.
- Component Video, Composite Video, and S-Video terminals.
- 1-bit P.E.M. D.D. Converter with 96kHz/24-bit audio resolution.
- Separate construction throughout: Power supply, Digital circuitry, Analog Video and Analog Audio circuits are physically separated.
- ""Digest"" function for visual access to desired title/chapter.


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jayjohnston a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 30, 2002

Bottom Line:   
A nicely styled, low profile unit with many features in this price range. Performance has been very good, the only flaw being a tendancy to slip out of surround mode when changing disc layers. Nice remote, but the interface is pretty ugly and confusing.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $165.00

Purchased At:   AVOutfitters.com



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neil a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Was in the market for a low-priced player. The features offered on this player are excellent; the manual is well designed (and information easily found); and the slim-line size was pleasing with my system.
Have hooked the player to a JVC AV36D201 television with good quality cables and the result is beyond what I expected. The 'D' series television works well with this player, sound is great - without a 5.1 setup (at least it is all my ears and eyes will need!).
The connection to component link resulted in a more pleasing result than S-video connection. Recommend as a basic unit, especially considering the price, the value is definitely there!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   FutureShop



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Shawn a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: December 7, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I don't know if my DVD Player is defective, it's a design flaw, or just not compatable with my Kenwood reciever. It doesn't happen all the time, but a lot of the time when skipping chapters, pausing the movie, or sometimes even on a layer change, I lose sound. The movie keeps playing, but no sound. Changing inputs on the reciever brings it back. I've tried using both the Co-ax and the optical connectors with the same problem. I tried a Sony DVD player to determine if it was the reciever's problem, but it's since worked flawlessly. Anyways, the JVC is going back.

But overall, this is a great little DVD player, especially for the money. The menus are simple to navagate, the remote is just about perfect, and the sound a picture quality are outstanding.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Josh Phillips a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This has a lot of great features for an entry-level player. Has all the basic features you can think of (other than MP3 support), including all the necessary output connectors. The remote is great, and the onscreen interface is pretty slick.

Performance can be flakey, though; a disc with just about any physical imperfection is going to fail in this player. If you want to watch VCDs you created yourself, buy something else; but if you have to play burned VCDs in this player, use CDRW (just barely watchable with all the skipping).

Still, a good buy if you're spendthrift and you find it on sale.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $155.00

Purchased At:   Future Shop




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