Micro systems are JVC's bread and butter, and Sophisti, as this little chap is known, is the culmination of the brand's expertise in audio and video miniaturisation. Squashed into the stylish main unit is a DVD player, RDS tuner and multichannel amplifier.
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Home networking takes your home entertainment experience to the next level, and this sophisticated 3.1 system makes it possible. Its Ethernet port lets you route music or video from your PC to the system, and view it on your main home cinema display.
The DD-8 is the flagship network media system from JVC's new Sophisti systems range. Essentially, it's a virtual surround sound system usingfront speakers plus a centre and a subwoofer to create a 5.1 surround sound experience
This undeniably stylish system from JVC comes with a beguiling price tag and a promising feature count,so why do we approach it with caution? Quite simply, it's because every DVD recorder we've yet seen from the company...
Although recent sales figures suggest that we're buying fewer all-in-one home cinema systems, JVC is showing no signs of winding down its one-box AV onslaught. No less than six new JVC all-in-ones are scheduled to appear...
JVC has opted to carry all of the amplification for this setup in the subwoofer.This means that the main unit is slim and light, while the sub is fat and heavy. A classic case of swings and roundabouts but then again...
This package is a cut-down version of JVC's TH-SW9 - not in terms of processing or power output, but in terms of speakers. The satellites in this system are conventional satellite speakers, while the SW9 boasted floor-standing models.
JVC's distinctive design philosophy is clearly in evidence with the TH-S5, and the slim unit boasts a respectable set of features. There are Dolby Digital and DTS decoders, along with Pro-Logic II, and the system can even play back DVD-A discs.
With imposing floor-standing speakers and a super-slim main unit, theTH-S9 looks considerably more up-market than its price suggests. It'sthe first one-box system we've seen with a memory card slot