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post #61 of 2547
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Originally Posted by Stew4msu View Post

Maybe Jim, but he's been a member for 3 years.

Seems odd he's only had one post in 3 years, though. I sure would like more actual information on this player.
post #62 of 2547
The luke-warm reception for this player seems weird.Come on,MKV & AVC HD playback and maybe even fom external HD?PAL playback?This could be THE stealthiest Blu-Ray player out there.There is a humonguos thread about the Western Digital HD media player and modification firmware to allow for external disc drive but it seems that this player could do the same thing-play 720p & 1080p MKV files burned to regular dvd's or from a hard drive.It all depends on this players capabilities(does it play MKV with DTS and/or other audio codecs?How about subtitle support embedded or not in the MKV,etc.),will JVC expand supported variations for playback formats in future firmware updates?We need more info from the early purchasers.
post #63 of 2547
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Originally Posted by alaindelon View Post

The luke-warm reception for this player seems weird.Come on,MKV & AVC HD playback and maybe even fom external HD?PAL playback?This could be THE stealthiest Blu-Ray player out there.There is a humonguos thread about the Western Digital HD media player and modification firmware to allow for external disc drive but it seems that this player could do the same thing-play 720p & 1080p MKV files burned to regular dvd's or from a hard drive.It all depends on this players capabilities(does it play MKV with DTS and/or other audio codecs?How about subtitle support embedded or not in the MKV,etc.),will JVC expand supported variations for playback formats in future firmware updates?We need more info from the early purchasers.

I agree it is puzzling. It seems that if it isn't Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer and now Oppo, that everyone assumes that the player is a rebadge or junk. I think it sounds like a great player and an absolute bargain in the sub 300 dollar range. If I was in the market for a new player in that price range, it would be a no brainer. Do we have firm confirmation that this player is a JVC proprietary design.
post #64 of 2547
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Originally Posted by Scoob View Post

I agree it is puzzling. It seems that if it isn't Sony, Panasonic, Pioneer and now Oppo, that everyone assumes that the player is a rebadge or junk. I think it sounds like a great sub 300 dollar range it would be a no brainer. Do we have firm confirmation that this player is a JVC proprietary design.

I just recieved mine today, also own a BDP-51FD. Have only watched one blu-ray, but so far outstanding. Load times are great. Not one to use stop watches but it is as fast as a reg DVD. I will do more testing and get back to you, later.
post #65 of 2547
For half the price of the Oppo and for those who aren't particularly concerned about optimum upscaling, this player looks like a giant.

Please keep the reports coming, folks.
post #66 of 2547
I sure wish some of you owners would give us a review of this player. Especially standard DVD upconversion.
post #67 of 2547
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Originally Posted by haywardw View Post

I just recieved mine today, also own a BDP-51FD. Have only watched one blu-ray, but so far outstanding. Load times are great. Not one to use stop watches but it is as fast as a reg DVD. I will do more testing and get back to you, later.

can you pick yr longest loading blu ray and compare the two players in load time, also from power on to disc ejection, thanks
post #68 of 2547
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

For half the price of the Oppo and for those who aren't particularly concerned about optimum upscaling, this player looks like a giant.

I agree. From what I've read it can be easily modified or hacked to be an all region SD DVD player, so it beats the Oppo in that area. (I haven't read of any Blu ray hacks or mods yet.)

I would really like to read about some reviews about the JVC's upscaling abilities. Somebody got one that can put a test disc in it?
post #69 of 2547
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Originally Posted by everunman View Post

can you pick yr longest loading blu ray and compare the two players in load time, also from power on to disc ejection, thanks

With the disk in and just hitting open on the remote less than 2sec and about 1sec without a disk. As for you other request..what disk do you recommend I try, I could go through alot of disk looking for the longest loading one. I was not using a stop watch for the time...just one one thousand etc... Just know that is is fast.
post #70 of 2547
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Originally Posted by haywardw View Post

With the disk in and just hitting open on the remote less than 2sec and about 1sec without a disk. As for you other request..what disk do you recommend I try, I could go through alot of disk looking for the longest loading one. I was not using a stop watch for the time...just one one thousand etc... Just know that is is fast.

thanks for doing this, do you have a fox title? these are the worse in loading up
post #71 of 2547
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Originally Posted by everunman View Post

thanks for doing this, do you have a fox title? these are the worse in loading up

Yes I do, I'll pull a few and time them.
post #72 of 2547
Too bad no analog outs but this seems to be contender against the Sony s360 and Panny 60 so now i have 3 to consider with this one not having much real-life feedback. Appreciate new owners steping up though and providing what you have so far.
Lar
post #73 of 2547
Well, I am not a professional reviewer, but I did say in one of my earlier posts, that standard SD upconversion was pretty darn good. I played a few regular backups, some AVI to DVD conversions, and the picture quality seemed increased quite a bit over my standard Sony DVD player. I guess it depends on the equipment as well, but I am connected via HDMI directly to my JVC 61" DLP, and it is an awesome picture. I did have a problem playing Australia on Blu-Ray (skipping and freezing...only had problems with that (1) disc), but I think I got a defective disc from Blockbuster. They exchanged it for the standard def, and the picture looked almost identical to me..so what does that tell ya? Each individual sees things a bit differently, but the upconversion appeared to be on the spot to me.
post #74 of 2547
Okay now that I am awake:...My system is as follows
Mitsubishi WD-60735, Onkyo TX-sr606, JVC-XV-BP1 and BOSE Acoustimass 10 Series IV speakers. I have unit setup to PCM (sounds great) and do not have to turn the receiver up as loud that way. Here are my results:
JVC XV-BP1 Blu-ray Player
Load and Start times :
These are all FOX titles. The method may be slightly different from movie to movie, but it was three o'clock in the morning. I did use a stopwatch. I was too lazy to check the forum for a format already being used.

Max Payne---With unit off (52.89s) to Version screen (Theater or Uncut), when on (27.94s) to Version. Version to start of movie (4.50s)

Live Free or Die Hard----With unit on (16.19s) to first screen and (5.42s) from main screen to start of movie.

Jumper---From close to first screen (24.39s), Home screen to 1st preview (5.25s) and main screen to start of movie (3.43s)

Hitman----Close to 1st screen (20.32s), main screen to start of movie (4.70s)

Quantum of Solace----Close to 1st screen(advertisement)(39.04s), last advertisement to main screen (10.01s), main screen to start of movie (2.1s)

Taken----Tray close to first screen (34.51s), last advertisement to main screen (6.8s) and main screen to start of movie(3.65s)

Not sure if this is what you were looking for, but it is what it is. As for SD movies have not finished yet, but looking good so far.
post #75 of 2547
Thanks Hayward.
post #76 of 2547
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Originally Posted by Laramie55 View Post

Thanks Hayward.

Your welcome
post #77 of 2547
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Originally Posted by Laramie55 View Post

Thanks Hayward.

From me too mate, some good figures there, Max Payne 20 plus seconds compared to my lg bh200 of 1 minute 6 seconds, seems impressive!

Im also looking for a quicker Region A player, and may not use all the features of the Oppo and would like to save some cash at the same time.
post #78 of 2547
Just read in the first thread that this may be a LG rebadge, in which case my own interest has fallen considerably.
post #79 of 2547
Where do you see that. And just because someone says it, doesn't make it so. Of the few write ups I've seen, none have stated that. I do own the player and I don't care if it was made by Bubba, it's a very good player. I think people get caught up too much with names, these days you don't know who makes what. Just my 2cents..
post #80 of 2547
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Originally Posted by hdblu View Post

it will not be as fast as the good old PS3

Yes it is, it won't heat the house in the winter like the PS3, but for me thats okay.
post #81 of 2547
It was speculated on page 1 of this thread. And the reason for concern? Simple word: Reputation.

Granted, it's more of a software failure on the part of LG with their players but the whole debacle of their combo players that I've followed quells my interest in snatching up anything with a hint of their involvement.
post #82 of 2547
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

Just read in the first thread that this may be a LG rebadge, in which case my own interest has fallen considerably.

Pure conjecture. Lets see some facts.
post #83 of 2547
I'm not going to waste a potential $250 on a purchase to find out. You are all feel free to investigate it. The risk just solidifies my position on waiting for an invite and paying double for the Oppo.

Over and out.
post #84 of 2547
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

It was speculated on page 1 of this thread. And the reason for concern? Simple word: Reputation.

Granted, it's more of a software failure on the part of LG with their players but the whole debacle of their combo players that I've followed quells my interest in snatching up anything with a hint of their involvement.

I have a combo LG player (HDDVD/Blu-ray) the ggw-H20L and it has been a wonderful unit from day one. At present it has all the audio updates avail on todays players and its more than a year old. These updates came from software and firmware updates. I do understand your feelings on LG since part of the company was originally Goldstar back in the day. But I must admit they have come along way. As for issues there is not one company that is problem free. Maybe in my old age, I'm not as picky as before and don't expect to buy anything these days that is problem free. At least we have firmware to attempt to correct problems.
post #85 of 2547
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Originally Posted by Franchot View Post

I agree. From what I've read it can be easily modified or hacked to be an all region SD DVD player, so it beats the Oppo in that area. (I haven't read of any Blu ray hacks or mods yet.)

I would really like to read about some reviews about the JVC's upscaling abilities. Somebody got one that can put a test disc in it?

Do you know how to make it region free for the SD DVD Player? I know it supports PAL out of the box. But, region free feature for DVD would be great.
post #86 of 2547
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Originally Posted by jasonward View Post

Do you know how to make it region free for the SD DVD Player? I know it supports PAL out of the box. But, region free feature for DVD would be great.

No, sorry I don't. If you do a search on eBay there are a couple of people selling modded region-free versions. (I'd like to hear how well the player upscales before splashing out any money, though.)

I own several old JVC DVD players that were easily modded to be region free and they still perform wonderfully. The question is: are the new JVCs as good as the old JVCs?
post #87 of 2547
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

I'm not going to waste a potential $250 on a purchase to find out. You are all feel free to investigate it. The risk just solidifies my position on waiting for an invite and paying double for the Oppo.

Over and out.

This player and the Oppo aren't in the same price range, so why would anyone considering the Oppo even look at the JVC? As you said the Oppo is literally twice the price. The Oppo has way more features. I was just saying that there isn't any SOLID evidence that this player is an LG rebadge. (other than some guy "wondering" if it is a rebadge)
post #88 of 2547
HH Gregg has this player for $199.99
post #89 of 2547
Thanks for posting these times. Very helpful.

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Originally Posted by haywardw View Post

Okay now that I am awake:...My system is as follows
Mitsubishi WD-60735, Onkyo TX-sr606, JVC-XV-BP1. I have unit setup to PCM (sounds great) and do not have to turn the receiver up as loud that way. Here are my results:
JVC XV-BP1 Blu-ray Player
Load and Start times :
These are all FOX titles. The method may be slightly different from movie to movie, but it was three o'clock in the morning. I did use a stopwatch. I was too lazy to check the forum for a format already being used.

Max Payne---With unit off (52.89s) to Version screen (Theater or Uncut), when on (27.94s) to Version. Version to start of movie (4.50s)

Live Free or Die Hard----With unit on (16.19s) to first screen and (5.42s) from main screen to start of movie.

Jumper---From close to first screen (24.39s), Home screen to 1st preview (5.25s) and main screen to start of movie (3.43s)

Hitman----Close to 1st screen (20.32s), main screen to start of movie (4.70s)

Quantum of Solace----Close to 1st screen(advertisement)(39.04s), last advertisement to main screen (10.01s), main screen to start of movie (2.1s)

Taken----Tray close to first screen (34.51s), last advertisement to main screen (6.8s) and main screen to start of movie(3.65s)

Not sure if this is what you were looking for, but it is what it is. As for SD movies have not finished yet, but looking good so far.
post #90 of 2547
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Originally Posted by Franchot View Post

No, sorry I don't. If you do a search on eBay there are a couple of people selling modded region-free versions. (I'd like to hear how well the player upscales before splashing out any money, though.)

I own several old JVC DVD players that were easily modded to be region free and they still perform wonderfully. The question is: are the new JVCs as good as the old JVCs?



Yea, I noticed those on eBay and bought one from Amazon thinking I would be able to hack it using the old JVC hacks but none of them worked so far. I've even tried the LG hacks and they didn't work either. I really like this player but need it to be region free as well.
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