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: 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: 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: Cannot output 1080p from PS3 to monitor when using HDMI. You Have to set PS3 to 1080i, then will it work OR have PS3 HDMI go to monitor, then have the optical audio output from monitor go to JVC, if your monitor has that option.
Summary: I read most of the reviews posted here before my purchase and I learned a lot, so will focus on points not made before. I was also disappointed that there weren't more inputs, but solved the problem using an external input selector (4 channels) for seldom used inputs from obsolete media (audio cassettes, record turntable, CD jukebox, etc).
Summary: The price, features, performance here is top notch. Everyone is having issues with HDMI connections right now so don't let that stop you, it is a problem for everyone and there is a learning curve. The sound from the receiver is very good and the class D amp does run hot, they all do. This one is pumping out 150W per channel so the left side of the unit gets very hot. You will not want to put in in an enclosed audio cabinet without an additonal fan in the cabinet.
Summary: The USB plug is excelent. I hook up my lap top and have 2 weeks of non stop music. The sound is very good, just wish they would change there speaker terminals from the too close together screw type to any thing else! The HDMI plug makes a world of diffrance with the amount of cords you need, just one!
Summary: Our old JVC receiver was more audio than video [and certainly was not HDMI!], and we loved it. We picked this one, not because it was a JVC [thought that's not a negative; we've had very good luck w/JVC], but because it seemed to be the most cost-effective HDMI on the market. Big problem we faced was that it has NO connections for solely audio equipment [like CD changers, tape decks, phonos, etc.]. Hookup was easy except for speaker wires.