Summary: I bought this receiver when it first came out, it cost just under 600.00 with warranty. I to this day still rock this reciever, I have all of my components running off it including my desktop computer . If JVC ever makes an updated version I will be the first one to buy. Excellent reciever , many people find the controls confusing but I enjoy having the ability to control and tweak the sound to my liking, other recievers would cost well in the thousands with the same...
Summary: I've had this unit for just over 10 years, and it has served me well. This is a 10-year old unit, and I believe it was first release in the fall of 1999. I bought the unit refurbished in either 1999 or 2000 (refurb), for $250, about 2/3rds or less than comparable units of the time. It has DTS and Dolby, but no DTS-ES. With this in mind, i remember Gladiator's release in DTS-ES (6.1) and not being able to make full use of the sound DTS-ES out to 7 channels (6.1).
Summary: I bought this receiver as part of a piecemeal system off Craigslist last year. Setup: * Front: JBL Northridge series N38s * Rear: Bose 201s * Sub: Aiwa TS-W60 Running: * Sony CDP-CE375 CD player * Scientific American Explorer 2100 Cable box * LG DN898 DVD player * Xbox 360 * Samsung LN-A550 TV Nine years old, this receiver is still putting out accurate, consistent sound on both digital and analog channels. Lots of power; we have a large house and can rattle most of it.
Summary: I've had this product for 9 plus years and it still rocks. have not failed me once. Still delivery crisp and clean sound. I use it sor the source in my theater room. The room is filled with Boson Acoustics all around the room and it still blows me away. My professional installer is still telling me ..no need to up grade yet.
Summary: This is a good machine full of features that you would find in a more expensive machine in the thousand dollar range. The sound quality is top notch and very clean. However the controlls can be confussing and the remote is terrible.
Summary: I have had this receiver for a while and its great. My big thing is having lots of assignable inputs and outputs. This baby has three optical ins, one coax in and one optical out. Its great. Its gets loud and remains nice and clear. I love JVC because they give you so many nice features for such little money. I looked at Sony and Harmon/Kardon which were more money and didn't have all the features. The H/K models didn't even have a phono input!!!!!!!
Summary: First for those still searching for the manual online, go here. http://books.jvcservice.com/download/193241931/21347.pdf I have owned this receiver for over a year and have not had many problems. A minor overload problem at high volumes, but I do have small speakers. Otherwise this has been an outstanding product with many special features I wont go into, because everyone else already has. If you like to listen to music a lot and arent a stereo "freak". You'll love this.
Summary: I Love this receiver! It handles everything I throw at it! I Can crank her up to 65-80 no prob without distortion. My System: TV - Toshiba 40H80 HDTV 16:9 Native. DVD - JVC XV-S60 Progressive Scan DVD Player AMP - JVC RX-8000V DD/DTS Receiver SATS - Bell Expressvu 6000 HDTV receiver VCR - RCA VCR 4 Head/HIFI Speakers; Fronts - JBL ND310 Monsters!!! Rears - Sony SS-MF415 Center - Yamaha SUB - Sony SA-W10 Powered Sub.
Summary: JVC is a GREAT brand for those entering the A/V market, whether you're talking about receivers, CD players, DVD players, car stereo, whatever. The prices are excellent, and the quality is more than reasonable. Reliability is a little suspect--you'll see some horror stories farther down this page--but probably no more so than with any other big-name Best Buy-type brand. The RX-8000V is no exception.
Summary: This is the final update on situation I described on 01/28/01. What a mess!!! After waiting almost 30 days, the first JVC authorized repair facility replaced two IC's. I foolishly brought it home without checking it out first. The overload condition remained. Needless to I was not a happy camper. After about a week, not wanting to take any chances, I sent it to JVC repair facility in California.