Summary: I purchased this item for my son's birthday. I own jvc audio for my home stereo/ theater use and have been pleased with it's performance. My equipment is bulky and this item is nice and slim with that cool blue glow. It's amazing that technology can deliver the same power in such a small space. It has all the power for any home theater and will serve you well in a thin cool package. These items are hard to find..........good luck.
Summary: Just to add to Hershon2004's review, with the Orb speakers, this is the best-sounding system I've ever owned. I have the Classic One Stereo Speakers (two satellite speakers and a subwoofer). Probably the best system under $1000.
If you have Orb Audio Speakers This isBetter than SomeDenons
20 February 2005
Summary: If you have Orb Audio Mod 1 Speakers & their Super Eight Sub, this JVC DVD Receiver, that Orb recommends, will give you the best sound you've ever heard for playing CD's, DVD's, DVD-A & TV sound and is so far superior to the most expensive receiver brands such as some Denons (2105 in my personal opinion), Rotell, Yamaha, etc., its not funny. This is one case where you really are getting something for relatively next to nothing.
Summary: I have had it for more than 6mths, so far no problems. It plays everything i throw at it...dvds, cds, cdr, vcd, svcd, dvdr+-..only thing it has problems with is dvd-rw(rewritables). Other than that it plays all, including all my dvd backups. I've never found heat to be a problem on this unit even after extended play. The tons of connection choices is a plus and has almost all the stuff in it...except some of the more obscure Dolby capabilities and thx.
Summary: It is too early to make detailed comments but seems to be working fine. It seems hot to touch after a while (but aren't all receivers like this)? Their mp3 supports 32 chars but no ID3 tag display. picture quality looks good on my analog TV. I like the fact that they give both optical and coaxial digital inputs for your game console, satellite etc (most integrated units have none or just the optical input).