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JVC Kaboom is back

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2010

The JVC RV-NB50, aka the Kaboom, resembles a large pipe bomb with an iPod controlling it. The Kaboom was first released several years ago and made an impact with its high power and durability. Well, now it’s back and sports an integrated iPod dock and USB without sacrificing performance.

It delivers 40 watts of power and features a woofer at each end with bass enhancement circuitry that will rock the party. You also get a CD player, an integrated FM tuner and a front audio input. A shoulder strap makes it a easy to carry. It also comes with a remote control.

JVC XS-SR3 iPod dock ships this month

Posted in JVC by Shane McGlaun on December 17th, 2009

jvcxssr3-sbThere are so many iPod docks on the market that it is hard to find one that is unique or has anything new to offer. The new JVC XS-SR3 is an interesting dock though with the ability to hold the iPod vertically or horizontally. You might recall this thing first tipped up back in October, but we didn’t have pricing or availability info at the time.

Users can take advantage of the docks virtual Dolby surround sound for watching movies on the iPod or for listening to music. The dock is designed with a glossy black speaker tube with a curved design. The speakers in the dock use neodymium magnets for crisp clean sound.

JVC intros wireless TH-BA3 and TH-BS7 soundbar systems

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2009

JVC intros wireless TH-BA3 and TH-BS7 soundbar systems The TS-BA3 is a dual wireless soundbar system with a 280-watt amplifier, featuring 5.1-channel surround. It includes a soundbar, wireless subwoofer and wireless rear speaker kit for $549.95. You’ll get a single analog input, two optical digital inputs and support for Dolby Digital, DTS and Dolby ProLogic II surround.

The TH-BS7 will cost you $599.95 and is designed to mount on flat-panel HDTVs, with a 1.4-inch tall, ultrathin soundbar, a wall-mountable amplifier and a wireless subwoofer. This one features 180-watts with 4.1 sound.

JVC GZ-HD620 camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on December 8th, 2009

JVC GZ-HD620 camcorderThe Everio GZ-HD620 is the world’s smallest HD HDD camcorder, weighing in at only 270g. It’s also the lightest. It features 120GB of storage and the sensor is a 1/4.1″ 3.32-megapixel CMOS.

Other features include 30x optical zoom and 200x digital zoom, a 2.7-inch LCD screen and it will upload videos easily to YouTube. You also get a microSD/SDHC slot, USB and HDMI ports.

JVC and Kenwood’s MDV-313

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2009

JVC and Kenwood's MDV-313JVC and Kenwood have partnered to release their very first car navigation system, which is dubbed the MDV-313. The device features a built-in DVD player, an integrated 1Seg TV tuner, USB port and virtual 3D maps and more.

The most interesting aspect of the MDV-313 is the high speed response time that will supposedly go a long way toward improving user experience. No word on pricing or availability yet, but it will be hitting Japan first. It looks like they may have a real winner with this one.

JVC unveils sub-$200 XV-BP11 Blu-ray player

Posted in JVC by Shane McGlaun on October 28th, 2009

jvcblurayplayer-sgBack when I bought my PS3, I paid lots of money for it in part because of the Blu-ray player. Today Blu-ray players have come down significantly in price and several models are available for under $200. JVC added a new device to that under $200 list today called the XV-BP11.

The Blu-ray player has support for the AVCHD format used on many HD camcorders, including the JVC Everio line of camcorders. The JVC player supports BD-Rom, BD-R/RE, DVD-Video, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, Audio CD, CD-R/RW discs.

JVC XS-SR3 Series iPod dock

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on October 22nd, 2009

JVC XS-SR3 Series iPod dockAnd the iPod dock of the day award goes to the JVC XS-SR3 Series which is available in either white or black. It covers the entire iPod range: mini, nano, photo, video, classic and touch. And it’s nice looking too, with a retro flair.

The XS-SR3 features two 2.5W cradle speakers, an analog and digital external input, DSP and Virtual Dolby Surround for added audio quality. Your purchase also gets you a remote control so you don’t ever have to get up again to change tracks.

JVC SP-FT 31mm thin home theater speaker system

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on October 14th, 2009

JVC SP-FT 31mm thin home theater speaker systemThe problem with super thin HDTVs is that your bulky speakers tend to stand out like a sore thumb. Well, JVC has the cure with the above pair of 31mm thin speaker satellites. The SP-FT1 comes in black and the SP-FT2 in white with the AX-FT amplifier in the middle.

The amp delivers 80W of total output over 4 independent channels, and supports Dolby Digital, DTS and AAC formats. Expect to pay around ¥24,000 (or $267) for the amp and ¥20,000 (or $223) for the speakers when the black versions hit Japan later this month. The white ones will be available in November.

JVC unveils new PICSIO GC-FM1 camcorder

Posted in JVC by Shane McGlaun on October 13th, 2009

jvcpicso-sgJVC announced a new camcorder today that we have heard about before called the Picsio GC-FM1. The camcorder is aimed directly at the folks who like an easy to use camcorder that can upload directly to YouTube and other video sharing sites online.

The camera can record full 1080p HD video resolution with 4x digital zoom. The cam can also snap 8MP still shots and comes in three colors including black ice, blue steel, and purple passion. The back of the camera is a geometric pattern that looks like the shiny side of those metallic stickers.

JVC Picsio GC-FM 1 camcorder does 1080p HD video

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on September 27th, 2009

JVC Picsio GC-FM 1 camcorder does 1080p HD videoJVC wants a piece of the Flip market, so its unveiled the rather attractive and shiny Picsio GC-FM1. It’s more than just a good looking compact camcorder, though. It sports an 8-megapixel sensor and can capture 1080p HD video. No built in memory here, but it shoots to SDHC cards so you can easily add more storage if you need to.

You’d think that JVC would include a card in the box to get you started, but no such luck. So, you’ll need one. Movies are in H.264 format and you can put them directly on YouTube. The device also features digital image stabilization and you can expect 96 minutes from a single charge.

JVC SP-A130 sliding speaker

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on September 15th, 2009

JVC SP-A130 sliding speakerHere’s a different kind of slider from JVC Japan. The SP-A130 is exactly what it looks like, a sliding speaker. These portable active speakers are 30mm wide and will deliver stereo output up to 160mW×2ch. The case has a sliding mechanism which protects the actual speakers from dust and dirt.

The unit is powered by 4 AA batteries which will give you 16 hours of continuous play. The speaker also has a passive mode which allows it to draw power from the source.

JVC launches GZ-HM400 camcorder

Posted in JVC by Shane McGlaun on September 14th, 2009

jvchm400-sgCamcorders are very popular today despite the fact that many digital cameras can take HD resolution video. Many people realize that a dedicated camcorder offers much better video resolution that what you get from a digital camera.

JVC announced a new high-end camcorder called the GZ-HM400 that offers full 1080p HD video recording and Face Detection for up to 16 faces. The camera has the ability to export video with one touch to YouTube or iTunes.

JVC 3D LCD display available for pro installers

Posted in JVC by Shane McGlaun on September 14th, 2009

jvc3dlcd-sbThe future of home entertainment is 3D. 3D technology is now in most theaters around the country and people are getting more used to watching 3D movies that require glasses. The stage is set for 3D content to enter into the home arena as well.

JVC has announced a new 3D LCD monitor for the custom installation market called the GD-463D10 that claims to produce flicker-free 3D images. It does this by using an Xpol polarizing filter method that allows the use of passive filter glasses.

JVC TH-BA1 and TH-SB100 4.1 channel soundbar speakers

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on September 11th, 2009

JVC TH-BA1 and TH-SB100 4.1 channel soundbar speakersJVC’s latest pair of soundbars, the TH-BA1 and TH-SB100 are basically the same unit, but the TH-SB100 has a JVC Blu-ray player along for the ride for your home theater needs. The low-profile soundbars include four individually housed 3 3/16″speakers, an amplifier and a sound processor with 220 watts of total system power.

They decode Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS decoding. The two outside speakers deliver the left and right channel information, while the middle two deliver center channel information plus the surround/left and surround/right channels.

JVC LT-32WX50 is super thin, super expensive

Posted in JVC by Conner Flynn on September 10th, 2009

JVC LT-32WX50 is super thin, super expensiveNormally 32″ LCD monitors are not very portable, but the JVC LT-32WX50 wants to change that. It’s just 6.4mm thin and weighs just 12.5 pounds. The specs are pretty good too, featuring a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, 90% of Adobe RGB color gamut, a few HDMI inputs and VGA connectivity.

It will arrive for $3,000 this November. No word on whether the JVC LT-32WX50 does full HD resolution or not, but if you want a semi-portable 32 inch LCD, you better start saving.