Summary: lightning struck my house and ruined my old one so i bought this as a replacement and it has served its purpose well. extremely fast shipping by this seller. by the way this receiver has awesome sound and a lot of power behind it. i dont know how i went without one and when i got my first and it went out due to the lightning, i had to find a way to get another one. if you have a chance to get a system like this i would highly recommend it.
Summary: Got this JVC THD50 yesterday and it played straight out the box,no problems,remote easy to understand.It gives you great bang for your bucks and it rocks the house.The JVC brand is always reliable.
Summary: Ok, for one thing, i could care less that if it doesnt play from where i left on my mp3 cds. Another, mp3 cds are like 5 yrs ago. The sound i get from my ipod is amazing. To connect was very simple, has built in brackets, save money, i have yet to put it to max volume because even at the volume of like 35 it gives very crisp clear sound. The bass doesnt distort the music or dvds. I also have my 360 connected to it, and that to sounds amazing.
Summary: I'm disappointed that no one previously reviewing this item cared to mention that the 5-channel stereo ONLY works when listening to CDs or watching DVDs on this particular model. If you want to watch cable or satellite TV movies with surround sound and not just 2 channels, you have to get the next model up. It's right there in the convoluted instruction manual.
Summary: The JVC THD50, to me, is better than the current model THG30. Why? Better sound, usb input, bass and treble controls and an Ipod input with docking station. I have had this system for two weeks and love it. The sound is very good with really good bass output. The touch panel in front of the system gives it a nice flare to it. Movies look awesome with the up conversion to 1080i and digital progressive scan output.
Summary: I purchased this system for a small appartment. I wanted a classy looking home theater in a box that would look good with my 42 inch piano black flat panel. This system looks great, sounds great, and I love how you can play movies off of the usb drive. The ipod docking station is a nice touch too.
Summary: Sounds pretty good. But just confirmed with JVC's Tech Support that when you play an MP3 disk and then turn off the power, you have to start the disk at track 1 every time you start up again. You might have expected this 10 years ago, but now it's inexcusable. And you're limited to 150 songs without creating extra "groups". But most limiting: there is only one external audio input called "Video".
Summary: Good sound, can not complain for the price. Looks nice. I plugged in my iPod, played CDs, DVDs, Divx, MPEG-4. I am using it with a 57 inch Toshiba projection HDTV via component connection. Works great, lots of functionality. Remote is ok; could be more user friendly. Same for setup and manual.