Summary: I just bought one of these used. It is my first HDTV (not counting watching HD TV through my computer.) As these reviews are almost all from when the TV was new, I figured I would write a review from the current perspective. First, the downsides: It only handles 1080i, not 1080p. Plenty for everything I've thrown at it; but those who have Blu-ray may want a 'real' 1080p TV. It has two 1080i-compatible component connections, and one DVI.
Summary: I have one of these televisions and after two years a convergence thingie went out on it. Looked like you were seeing everything in double-vision. Luckily I had an extended warranty on it as it would have cost 600.00 to fix it. They had it about a week. It does have a great picture but I am afraid JVC will not be getting anymore of my money in the future. I also had a JVC stereo receiver that went out in five years.
Summary: I've had this TV for more than 2 years and it still works as well as it did on Day One. I found a stand for it at Target so it sits about 18" off the ground now, and it is like being in a movie theater. I've been very pleased with this TV and would recommend it if it were still on the market. ***I wrote the above review In 2007. It's now late 2008 and I'm still happy with this TV.
Would give it ZERO stars if that were an option...
4 March 2007
Summary: We purchased this television in April 03 and loved everything about it until a year and 3 months later. As we were watching t.v. one night, all of a sudden we heard a loud pop and the screen went blue. My husband got the manual out and tried to get it working but to no avail. Unfortunately, I did not buy the extended warranty because I thought that it was covered for more than a year. I called JVC and was told that I would have to call and have it repaired myself.
Summary: I wouldn't buy another JVC product if they were the only company on Earth. I purchased my TV in Nov of 2002. It had to have a part replaced in Feb 2003! Of course, it had to go in the shop for two weeks until the part they ordered was received. In all, there have been about 5 service calls, with 2 trips to the shop. First, the TV would shut itself off. No, I didn't have the AutoOff function turned on.
Summary: A beautiful machine, we spent days doing our research and decided on this model. The size is perfect, the picture is outstanding. The only drawback is the gaurd does give off some glare. We stood back and watched the customers go by it, to see what the reaction to this model would be, they stopped everytime to watch this model in action! Watching DVD's is a whole new experience and an exciting one!
Summary: I've recently purchased this rear projection television and I'm very impressed to say the least. I've owned a Samsung 40 rear projection prior to this, which was also a very good TV, but nothing compared to this JVC bad boy. Some nice features include a DVI jack for future (some present) digital connections, a center channel input (although I've tried it and the sound is less than acceptable, perhaps its my receiver), numerous multiscreen displays including dual tuning...
Summary: Just got it on Saturday July 13, 2002. The picture is amazing. The only downfall is, to have that amazing picture, you have to watch DVD's. I have BEV as a satellite supplier. Most of the channels are clear, except for some, it seems the picture is too big for the channel. Now, I've upgrade from a 10 year old JVC 27" (Best TV I've ever had). The picture just looks huge, I'm sitting approx. 11 feet away.
Summary: ...For me, this TV is everything I want and more. Great picture? Check. Spend a little time learning how to calibrate it or buy the excellent AVIA disc from Amazon. Great sound? Check. It would sound better connected to surround sound, but it does a pretty good job in my living room? Easy connections? Check. About a million of them, including component video, connections in front for video camera or games, and the (boo hiss) DVI - the latest copy protection [stuff].