Conclusion: The JVC TH-L1 is an adequate system for first-timers, starving students and people who want a multi-faceted system but who are on strict budgets. It’s also good for smaller home theater rooms with good acoustics. The TH-L1 is easy to set up, looks decent and works consistently. It’s not an audiophile system by any means as the sound quality is “pretty good” at best. The $299 price line for the TH-L1 is really not bad, but a few dollars more can net a better system.
Pros: Price is hard to beat; HDMI and iPod connections; attractive looking; easy to setup
Cons: Lacks a DVD drive; unimpressive sound at high volumes; ckeap speaker construction