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Jvc-rx-8040b.29071411
4.1 out of 10

JVC RX-8040B

The JVC RX-8040 features premium performance with high current 1 Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Good unit but difficult setup

-Kc, Amazon
24 February 2006
  • Summary: It took me a long time to figure out exactly how to set up the A-V wiring on this unit... especially the digital audio ins. The manual is not helpful at all in this regard. For instance, to properly receive the digital audio signal you must ALSO have the analog paths connected. This is breifly mentioned in a sidebar deep in the manual. PLEASE NOTE: This unit is NOT a video transcoder!
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Overall 4
4.0

Audio sounds great, but video is a nightmare

Curious Life Student "Dee", Amazon
13 January 2006
  • Summary: I am very happy with the sound quality of this receiver. I matched it with a set of JBL SCS300s and the system provides that full, low volume clarity I was looking for. However, hooking up the video was impossible and after working with JVC tech support for 45 minutes, they advised me to take the unit in for service. (JVC wanted me to drive my brand new $275 receiver 30 miles away for repair. I don't think so.
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Overall 10
10

nifty receiver

Ziya V. Dikman, Amazon
3 January 2006
  • Summary: I've had this unit for about 6 months and it has been quite good to me. Sound is great to my non-audiophile ears. Plenty of inputs. Only (small) beef with the thing is that if I use the RF antenna the unit doesn't seem to respond to my universal remote control (a logitech harmony). Otherwise I'm quite pleased.
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Overall 10
10

big bang for your buck

B. Pence, Amazon
23 December 2005
  • Summary: wow,this is a great surround sound receiver.bought it at a great price through amazon.com.I recommend you buy from them.they are trustworthy and ship very fast.I got mine in 5 days from purchase date,during the christmas shipping rush.As for the receiver,it has a lot of power,I'm running mine through a bose acoustmass 15 home theater speaker system.make sure your speakers can handle the power.It also has a lot of sound options.If you're familiar with hooking up surround...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great price and features, but one flaw!

Michael K. "REALTOR and Beer Brewer", Amazon
9 April 2005
  • Summary: The other reviewers have gone into great detail about this receiver and its tech specs. It packs a ton of features into a great price. We just built a new home, and our builder's A/V Installer recommended this unit highly (and at a price of $500). I want to point out one issue that hasn't been mentioned here or in the unit's paperwork. I decided to go all out and I bought digital interface cables to connect our DVD player, CD player, and satellite dish to the receiver.
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Overall 8
8.0

Impressive features for the price and nice remote

techmannn "techmannn", Amazon
23 January 2005
  • Summary: Stereo receivers are pretty complicated devices with all of the home-theater options they have to perform. Its a bit of a gamble to buy any of them. I downloaded the manual and this model looked particularly full-featured. It was even better when it arrived. I really really like the built-in equalizer. Most receivers just have a bass and treble button. This receiver also has a particularly good remote.
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Overall 8
8.0

Top notch for the bucks...

C. Alvino, Amazon
24 October 2004
  • Summary: Absolutley fantastic receiver for the money.First off this receiver is used to power Paradigm monitor 9 mains, cc-370 center,adp-350 dipoles and hooked to a M&k v76 sub and a 65" Mitsubishi H-D monitor.I was looking on replacing an Onkyo seperates set-up (m-5160). It is used both for home theater and music.I live in a studio apartment in Brooklyn and needless to say I allready freak my neighbors out with alot of late night explosions and loud daytime music.So I wanted...
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