Summary: I have owned this player for 5 years, have never encountered problems brought up by other owners. I believe these complaints were caused by human error, because this player is AWESOME! I love the multiple digital inputs on the back (I utilize the optical output) and the playback is flawless. Granted, the remote is kind of large, but is easy to use unless you can't read. Even on a HD TV, the display is crystal clear along with the sound.
Summary: When I bought the first one, I tried it out because I'd read some negative reviews and didn't want to pass a defective DVD player to my parents. However, I had no problems with the player. It hooked up smoothly into my "electronic jungle" of cables and boxes and performed smoothly. If you own an older TV (one with only a coaxial port), you'll need to purchase an RC-to-Coaxial converter (about $30) which I did for my parents.
Summary: ... Easy to hook up.Sounds and video are very good toexcellant.Takes a little time to learn the remote control functionsbut once you do its all a breeze.Would recommend this player to peoplewho are looking for a good quality player with multi functions as thisis but for a lower price.
THIS PLAYER IS THE BEST EVEN IN THE [PRICE] RANGE!
Joshua Bunch, Amazon
11 January 2001
Summary: I was a little nervous at first buying a JVC DVD player instead of a Sony or Panasonic simply because JVC is not really known for their dvd players. However the DVD players I looked at didn't have half the features this one does that are from Sony are priced around $350-600, and they don't play CD-R's either which was very important to me since I have a CD Burner. This model will play CD-R's, DVD's, CD's.
Summary: I recently recieved this DVD player as a gift and i love it. I haven't had one problem with it and i've watched tons of movies on it. Its shiny gold cover is very attractive. This DVD player should deserve 10 stars.
Summary: I recently purchased the XV523 from Amazon.com. The unit performs extremely well. I have it connected to my receiver (JVC RX1028) using the optical output and the sound quality is phenomenal! I have the video connected to my TV using the S-video cable and the picture quality is just as extraordinary! I read one of the previous reviews and have experienced none of the problems noted in the review and I have concerns about the validity of the person's claims.