Summary: I have two of these receivers because for 150 wpc continuous power X 7 they are cheap, however input switching is faulty with the identical switching problem in both units. Only the TV input output works properly, after I tried everything JVC suggested, but did not offer to fix under warranty for whatever reason. I found my solution by installing an outboard high quality 6 input stereio switching box that sits on top of the receiver.
Best for coordinating multiple JVC units, with great sound.
6 May 2011
Summary: This is a great receiver, released in the Fall of 2005. Most won't really know what to do with the feature set, although there are even more available today. I'm having trouble getting the center voice sounds balanced correctly but I'm certain this has more to do with my own setup, and not the receiver itself. These things are always a challenge.
Summary: This receiver is outstanding! As always seems to be the case with JVC, the instruction manual is difficult to understand in many ways. However, since I've been buying JVC products since 1992, I didn't have too much trouble. I really love the USB wireless transmitter which allows me to send music from my computer to the receiver.
Summary: I've had this unit for approximately 1 year. The good part is that the audio and video through this receiver work well: HDTV picture looks great and the surround sounds great. I only use the HDMI inputs and outputs, but they work fine. I have another issue with the unit: it runs hot. I have a dedicated fan behind the unit that blows air underneath it. As long as the fan is on, the unit is quite warm.
Summary: Returned item. It wasnt exactly what I was looking for. It was as sleak as it looks. I've always trusted JVC, but decided to go to Onkyo this time. JVC has kind of moved away form personal component recievers. Looks like they are more interested in the full package entertainment systems.
Summary: 150 watts per channel...great sound quality. Wireless is nice, although I use my XBox 360 as a media receiver anyway. Not too many HDMI and Component inputs. Manual is dense...setting up the receiver properly takes some guesswork.
Summary: I bought this unit refurbished from Amazon. If I hadn't been told it was refurbished when I got it it would have been very easy to believe it was new. I have the unit connected to Samsung TV, Oppo DVD player, Mirage 5.1 Nanosat speakers, and Panasonic DVD/VCR recorder. It works well with all of them. The surround sound is wonderful and the auto set up was easy to use and, to my ears, accurate.
Summary: Waited over a year for this so as to have the cash to buy it. Got it home, plugged it in and like a champ off it went. Couple of things still surprised me after watching this and reading every review done on it. My rear speakers could not work on the auto sound setup (I adjusted them manually) because I assume they are too old. Center and fronts as well as the bass picked up immediately. Wireless streaming audio is almost worthless in my environment.
Summary: I bought this receiver over 2 years ago and have sent it back to JVC 4 times. Except for the time that it wouldn't turn on at all, JVC denied that there is any problem. The unit shuts down sporadically with any minor blip in volume whether from a dvd, xbox or tv. I finally told them not to return it and bought an Onkyo receiver which was cheaper, has 4 HDMI inputs, and sounds wonderful.