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Why is it that JVC has no Blu-ray players and only one upconverting DVD player?

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Initial post: Mar 24, 2012 2:42:41 PM PDT
Cavaradossi says:
As one of the leading electronics hardware companies, one would think they would be in the vanguard of this new era. It's hard to imagine why JVC would abandon this now popular HD field to their competitors. I have really liked the JVC DVD, S-VHS, and DVD recorders I have owned, and two generations of their upconverting DVD player in my collection. Their unconverted picture is so nice, I can only imagine how good a JVC BD player would be. Does anyone know why this important electronics company has abandoned the HD players field to its competitors?

Posted on Mar 24, 2012 3:09:12 PM PDT
J. Simon says:
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Posted on Mar 24, 2012 3:39:14 PM PDT
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Cavaradossi says:
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Posted on Mar 24, 2012 9:23:53 PM PDT
DC says:
JVC has a pro division that is not low end and I think that is where they are now concentrating the most. as I dont see the great consumer stuff that was made by them many years ago. Thats my take on it.

There are companies like Oppo that make great blu-ray players and I take it JVC has no real interest any longer to try and compete.

Posted on Mar 24, 2012 11:41:21 PM PDT
Mr. Blu says:
Some companies opt out of markets they once competed in and which are now fiercely competitive and hard to make big profits in: like Pioneer quitting the TV market. These days JVC concentrate more on high-end consumer (and professional) video cameras and projectors.

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 6:19:14 AM PDT
Cavaradossi says:
An interesting turnaround for the company that invented VHS and must have made untold billions from it. I wouldn't care, really, except that I like their products. For a contemporary example, I prefer playing my DVDs on the JVC upconverting DVD player over watching them on my Panasonic and Sony BD machines. It's not that the two BD players don't do a really nice job of upconverting, but I prefer the look of DVDs on the JVC. And when it comes to burned DVDs, I much prefer their appearance on the JVC to the BD players, where burned ones seem to have less contrast. This can't be fixed by dialing up the contrast on the HDTV. Played on the JVC, Burned DVDs look almost like pressed ones.

BTW, I don't work in any capacity for JVC, nor do I in retail selling them, just in case the thought has crossed any reader's mind.

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 8:06:02 AM PDT
W. Smith says:
JVC started introducing consumer Blu-ray products in January and February of 2012.

Currently JVC has two consumer Blu-ray players, XV-BP1 and XV-BP11 that I believe are to be available this month (March) or April. Not sure what outlets will sell the new BD products or what pricing will be.

The two above Blu-ray players are not available directly from JVC yet.

JVC has been concentrating on their high-end profesional Blu-ray recorders and HD- Camcorders along with high-end HD-Projectors.

Of the 2 DVD players previously available from JVC the more expensive of the two is available from for $87.99 + $17.95. I believe this unit was available from JVC for $69.99 at one time.

JVC is also adding Blu-ray accessories in March or April of this year (2012).

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 8:34:40 AM PDT
Cavaradossi says:
W. Smith

Thanks for that information. I had just looked at the JVC site the other day to see if they were finally offering any BD players, but there were none. I will keep an eye out for those players because I am definitely interested.
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