Summary: This particilar DVD player was purchased because my previous JVC DVD player stopped working. It has since started working again, so this one is used primarily as a CD player. It works fine, but the buttons on the unit black, the unit is black, and the labels are a dark subtle color. If you don't have bright light in the room, you can't see which one to push. Back lit labels would be a huge improvement.
Summary: I am a long time buyer of JVC products, but lately they seem to be generating nothing but bottom of the line items. I purchased this DVD player when my old JVC DVD player got zapped during a power outage. The old player worked flawlessly for over five years, but this one couldn't even make it through a day. This player skipped and stuttered through every dvd that I tried. I definitely don't recommend this DVD player to anyone.
Hardly Ever Works Properly - Don't buy this online
7 April 2007
Summary: Ever since I bought it, it has worked improperly. It freezes every 10 seconds or so, then unfreezes, and then the counter resets to zero. Of the 30 or 40 dvds I have tried to watch on it, I only know of 4 dvds that it did not freeze-up on. Don't bother with the replacement plan! It will cost you just as much time and money packaging and shipping this to the service provider. They will not replace or refund any product until they have attempted to fix it several times.
Summary: My mother used to say, "If you can't say something nice, then don't say anything at all". Well Mom, this JVC DVD player is certainly Cheap! Sorry Mom, but I feel I've got to warn others that there may be better choices. My wife bought this DVD player as JVC was considered a good brand & the saleman told her it was. Yes, it played DVDs, but it could not rewind (play backwards) or fast forward.
Summary: I bought this dvd player in spite of some of the negative reviews because I have always had faith in JVC. My faith was rewarded as it plays all the types of dvds as advertised. And, the picture and sound quality is excellent. For a low price, it does a wonderful job.
Summary: The player worked fine except that it would not always turn on. I had to unplug and plug it back in each time to use it. I sent it off to JVC for warranty service yesterday - cost me 14 bucks. So much for free shipping. I will re-think buying electronics online next time.
Summary: mine arrived totally broke, and its such a pain to ship it back, wait for it to get to vanns, then you have to wait another week for your refund, so if i were you i wouldnt buy this dvd player, but im not exactly impartial
Summary: DVD is old tech nowadays. Pretty much any DVD player is going to give you a decent picture and sound and have lots of features (MP3, pictures, etc.). The real difference between cheap ones and more expensive ones is the build quality. This one has a cheap plastic disc tray that can vibrate annoyingly. I've had two of these players (had to return one due to another malfunction) and they both do it.