JVC CyberCam GR DVF-31 badly made, are al JVC junk?
Ramstein "retired", Amazon
31 December 2014
Summary: JVC CyberCam GR DVF-31 pooped out after very little use. I would never again by JVC. it was never abused, never experienced weather, water, nothing, it just went tits up one day... Junk! I think it's the dreaded 'you got screwed bad' '03' error.. which means you are screwed..
Summary: I had an older version of this same camera, after accidentally dropping it, it no longer would download to my system. I bought another style camera but was not satisfied. Sold that one and went back to this JVC style which I just love.....
Great camera, but be careful of battery and firewire brands!
18 October 2011
Summary: This camera works great, but it takes some time to figure out the different menus. The Firewire is picky. With JVC video cameras you need a Texas Instruments chipset on your Firewire capture card (or on your motherboard if Firewire is integrated into your motherboard). VIA firewire will not work.
Summary: Bought this camera in Walmart. Used it MAYBE three times and the sound went out after 2 months. By that time, the store warranty had lapsed so they wouldn't exchange it and told me to call JVC. JVC wanted $65 just to look at it!!!!
Summary: A great value camcorder if you prefer digital tape over disc recording (and I do). The optical zoom on this camcorder is fantastic. I like the fact you can use it with a standard tripod. I like it better than the Sony I previously had, and the JVC costs much less.
Summary: Everything positive written about this camera is true while the camera is working. Specifically impressive is the image quality (I shop for cameras like I shop for TVs...what's the picture I want to see? This looked sharper and more film-like than others in the store at the time).
Summary: First one I bought was defective upon purchase. Returned for new one at JVC advise. Second one broke after 5 uses and 6 months. Was told by JVC it would cost me $145.00 to repair. Total piece of junk and JVC will not stand behind their own product.