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I have had this DVD player for quite some time now and it's been a trusty good quality DVD player. My last DVD player broke and I wanted to replace it with one that could read a number of file formats (dvd+r, -r, xvid, avi) and I wanted one that I can use to play my MP3 cds. This DVD player looks stylish and fits in with my current electrical equipment setup.
The DVD player is a good size approx 43x26x5 (wxdxh) and it's not very heavy but the unit is strong and sturdy unlike some DVD players, so it's not going to bend/break if I have something on top of it.
This DVD player can read two formats, Pal and NTSC so you can watch films from Europe or America. I have a 10bit video converter and a 24bit audio converter. It loads the disk from a eject able tray, which can feel a bit week but I think there impossible to make sturdy. It has four different search speeds 2x, 5x, 10x,60x, and a good selection of slow motion speeds. The DVD player give you a selection of pictures modes as most DVD players do these days. You can have widescreen, letterbox, normal ECT.
The DVD player has good and fast readability, it displays JPG image files really well and it has a zoom feature. It can read MP3 files and play good quality sound but it doesn't like playlists for some reason. The DVD player itself has the usual DVD features like parental lock, screensaver, camera-angle
The remote is a good shape and easy to understand, it has light up buttons. It works by infrared signal like most remotes and has multi brand compatibility. The layout of the remote is very good, everything is in a good order and clearly labelled.
This DVD player does everything I need it too, it's easy to use. The onscreen setup is very easy to follow and the menu bar is easy to use too. I would recommend anyone who is looking for a new DVD player to have a think about this one. For the price this DVD player reads most formats and produces good quality results.
ease of use = 10
picture quality = 9
features - 8
case = 7
sound = 8
this is jet another quality product from JVC. it not only reads dvd video, dvd film, mp3. jpeg discs, cd. It also reads dvd-r, dvd-+.
The looks are good , it is a sliver slim line dvd player, with 1 optical output, 1 coaxial digital output, stereo out, s-vhs video out, scart (rgb or Yuv) . the picture quality is good as might be expected from JVC. the sound qulity is excellent, it can decode dts, prologic, dolby digital not only digital but also analogue.
what i have noticed that this dvd player even reads damaged discs. the layer switching is good on good qualty media and fair on damaged discs (like the ones from a videothek.)
the remopte is excellent, it has all the functions you need, and it can be used long since battery life is high ( i still use the original batteries and i use it quite often, wich comes to 1 or 2 dvd's a week.
the build quality is good, but it can be a good idea to use extend waranty. since my dvd player after 1 1/2 year intensive use had to be repaired.
due to this point i would rate teh quality of this product good , ( i would have given it a very good if it did not mailfunctioned.
the overall quality is good, the dvd has a low power consumption, but it tends to get hot when used a long time ( 3 dvd's a day)
i can recoomend this product very much
The XV-N5 is a slim new-generation DVD player. This new DVD player is compatible with CD-R and CD-RW discs, to let you play and enjoy the compilation mixes you make on your own using a CD-R/RW recorder. It also comes equipped with a decoder to play MP3 sound files in compressed format. The XV-N5 is especially versatile as it plays JPEG files on a CD-R or CD-RW. This means you can view digital still images you've captured with your digital camera on your TV. Conveniently, the slide show function automatically displays still images one after another. Perfect for your holiday photos! As an added convenience the XV-N5 plays motion picture DVD-R discs you've recorded on a DVD recorder.
What about the video quality of the new JVC DVD player? The XV-N5 features a 10-bit/54MHz video D/A converter that oversamples the video signal to ensure truer-to-the-original images with minimum loss. The converter incorporates the VFP (Video Fine Processor), a JVC exclusive that allows flexible picture control for the highest quality. You can adjust seven parameters - brightness, contrast, etc. - according to your preferences and access four preset positions (two factory and two manual settings). The 192kHz/24-bit audio P.E.M. D.D. Converter allows the XV-N5 to extract a superior sound with extended frequency response and fine resolution from super-fidelity DVDs. The XV-S302 features the one-bit P.E.M. D.D. Converter with expanded 96kHz/24-bit resolution for fine sound performance.
With the XV-N5, upgraded GUI (Graphical User Interface) eases operations with on-screen display of menus and settings. This year's new touch is the Windows-like tool bars that appear overlaid at the top of the TV screen. With options listed in drop-down menus, the new GUI allows a simple point and click operation.
A particularly convenient function is included in the XV-N5. The 30-Disc Memory Resume function allows you to pick up where you left off with the 30 most recently viewed DVDs.
A remote control is standard with all JVC DVD players. However the XV-N5 comes with a multi-brand remote which glows in the dark. Multi-brand remotes come with preset codes to let you operate TVs from other makers as well as from JVC.
A coaxial digital output is standard with the new JVC DVD players (plus an optical output with the XV-N5) for connection of a Dolby Digital/DTS/MPEG Multichannel decoder or a receiver, making it a snap to upgrade to the latest cinema sound systems.
Other key features include NTSC playback on PAL TV, 'Digest,' 'Zoom,' 'Angle List' and 'Strobe' functions, and three forms of video outputs (SCART, S-video and composite). The 21-pin SCART terminal not only allows one-touch connection with your TV, it also features an RGB output to provide crisp images and pure colors.