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JVC GR-D33US
4.1 out of 10

JVC GR-D33US

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Reviews and Problems with JVC GR-D33US

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Overall 2
2.0

It came useless from the box!!!

Jorge Kattan, Amazon
13 January 2014
  • Summary: The camcorder is not working... never works!!! I could not even open the cassette loader. The camcorder suposed to be refurbish but it is not working at all... very disappointing... I am planning to send it back and get my money back...
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Overall 2
2.0

JVC producrs defective

I. Hargitai "Net Shopper", Amazon
3 November 2007
  • Summary: Not just this JVC camcorder, but all of them will have the "safeguard mode error" pop up and the unit will be rendered useless at that point. Just say NO to JVC.
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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer Beware -- JVC mini DV camcorders

N. Douglas Payne, Amazon
25 December 2006
  • Summary: I can tell you from personal experience with JVC mini camcorders that purchasing one is an expensive mistake. Even with a protection plan from Circuit City, Best Buy, etc., the units are EXTREMELY fragile (esp.
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Overall 2
2.0

This Product Will Die on You

Amazon Customer "Stuart", Amazon
23 December 2006
  • Summary: I was very happy with this camcorder....until it died on me after 10 months. I bought this for the basketball team I coach (to tape games). It was used a total of 25 times, and then it started getting error codes. It irrepairable, and I'm stuck buying a new one.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't do it!

Overstock
5 June 2006
  • Summary: Well, less than a year after I purchased this item from Overstock, it is inoperable, giving me an error code that the unit has gone into "safeguard mode." I did a quick internet search and evidently this is an ongoing problem for JVC camcorders. So put your money on a Sony.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't do it!

Overstock
5 June 2006
  • Summary: Well, less than a year after I purchased this item from Overstock, it is inoperable, giving me an error code that the unit has gone into "safeguard mode." I did a quick internet search and evidently this is an ongoing problem for JVC camcorders. So put your money on a Sony.
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Overall 2
2.0

Save for a better camcorder

ESKI135 "ESKI135", Amazon
21 January 2005
  • Summary: With the best lighting conditions the video is great any other forget it. The audio? What audio, voices have to be yelling to be picked up and be heard on playback. There is no memory card if you're thinking of taking photos.
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Overall 2
2.0

Very HIGH Failure Rate

J. Mandel "Mand", Amazon
10 January 2005
  • Summary: JVC Camcorders are highly UNreliable. Once they begin to display errors, you are done. This may occur very shortly after purchase. I received the infamous "Unit in safeguard mode error E04" and that was the end of it. Got some other errors.
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Overall 2
2.0

JVC Unit in general

Liam Hayes, Amazon
29 August 2004
  • Summary: DO NOT buy JVC products. The digital units in general have a VERY high failure rate and JVC turns a blind eye to it's customers. They are happy to charge you 50% or better to perform ineffective repairs to the units which last a very short time.
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Overall 2
2.0

Beware - low quality and need to make more purchases!!

JenN "Young Adult Paranormal/New Adult Contemporary Romance Author", Amazon
9 July 2004
  • Summary: We bought this as an upgrade to our VHS camcorder we got 6 years ago. I wanted to be able to edit our videos in the computer. After my first filming, I quickly learned this camcorder has poor zoom quality (if you zoom in too close it gets fuzzy) and very poor audio as you can hear the motor running...
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