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JVC XV F80BK 7 Disc
5 Reviews
rating  4.4 of 5
MSRP  399.95
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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Excellent quality picture and sound. The $100 dollar(new)price tag didn't hurt either!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $100.00



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by marksw a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2003

Bottom Line:   
very happy.
Components Used with this product:
-RCA 56" analog, s-video in
-yamaha 5560 av receiver
-Athena AS-F2 Towers
-Athena AS-C1 centre
-Athena AS-B2 rears
-Velodyne 10" CHT-10 subwoofer

using Acoustic Research Master Series Cable, And Line conditioner.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2001

Purchased At:   Future Shop (Canadia



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Paul a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 14, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This a great DVD player. It has everything I wanted in a multi player. Besides the fact that it can shuffle seven disc, it can play CD-R and CD-RW discs. I did not want the MP3 format which is in the XV-F90, because I wanted to use quality recorded CD's that can be played in a 5.1 system. I'm using the digital coax output for both digital and analog signals. Some people might be turned off by the noise made when it changes CD, but that is the only way JVC could give the ability to hold more by making the carasole eliptical with three on top and four on the bottom.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Hippo''s



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bkfifer a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2002

Bottom Line:   
The video quality on this DVD player, hands down, beats my previous two Sony players. The picture is much more crisp and bright. I hooked them up side by side using two component inputs on my TV and I could not believe the difference ... and I wasn't even watching in progressive scan mode. Setup was easy. The "Choice" [read "setup"] menu takes a bit more getting used to. (Not as intuitive as Sony.) But browsing through the manual answered all my questions.

It has some nifty features:
1. Digest allows you to see nine thumbnail clips for opening scenes as opposed to the customary six on a typical DVD scene selection.
2. Strobe gives a nine consecutive still frames of the action. You can then proceed one frame at a time following each incremental step of the action.
3. Zoom allows you to zoom into the action up to 1024X! Incredible! I have heard of some players zooming in 8X, but at 8X this machine is just getting started. Zoom proceeds in a geometric progression (2X, 4X, 8X, 16X,...1024X) Granted, this extreme zoom is not used in typical viewing, but to scrutinize a particular scene of a movie or pick out a minute detail, it can be a lot of fun. Left, Right, up, and Down curser functions let you move around the screen while zoomed. Incidentally, zoom also will reduce images to 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8. Pretty cool!

Last, it plays CD-R/CD-RW. Something the Sony players did not do.

Regrettably, it does not play multiple CD's randomly as did my previous Sony multi-disc player. I miss this feature. It is my opinion this is due to a slow shuffle mechanism and slow scan times. In short, it is too slow and too noisy to support this feature. (I will be looking for a muti-disc CD player when I get a new rack for my components.) Aside from this I can't think of any other negatives.

Since I use the unit mostly for DVD viewing, the sacrifice was worth it for the value and picture quality.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   Circuit City



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by carletoncurtis a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2002

Bottom Line:   
i wanted to replace my 5-disc carousel cd player, and i didn't have a dvd player,
so i figured it would be wise to replace the cd player with a multi-disc dvd player since
it plays both formats. so far, i think it was a smart move. it may not behave
as naturally as a cd player (slower loading time, shuffle is difficult), but this should not stop
you from making the same decision as i made.

the 7-disc feature is ingenious, and is a little noisy, but i will sacrifice that to
fit two extra discs in the carousel. even though i don't have a hi-def/digital tv, i wanted
to buy a player with progressive scan, thinking that i may upgrade my tv in the near future. also, i'm sure
i will end up buying a surround sound system, but i wasn't sold on the dvd-audio feature (which the fa-90) has. to me,
it's just another money pit, and i think the digital audio you get from standard cds and dvds is near perfection. you'd have to heavily invest
in your system to be tickled by dvd-audio

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $254.00

Purchased At:   etronics.com




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