And now, we end a week of reviews with the JVC THD60, a home theater system that may not impress you on the surface, but will still do a relatively solid–if overpriced–job.
The JVC THD60 is a 5.1 channel, twelve hundred watt home theater system that offers four satellite speakers, a center channel speaker, a subwoofer and a Blu-ray player. You’ll also get support for iPods and XM satellite radio, a variety of different decoders including Dolby Pro Logic II and Dolby Digital, a headphone jack, support for a variety of media from CD-R to DVD-R, and an iPod docking station.
I certainly liked the sound quality coming out of this, and there are more than enough options here for anybody to be satisfied with. I wasn’t exactly happy with the lack of streaming capability–that’s going to somewhat limit the future usefulness of this system, but this is something of a small gripe, especially in light of the growing number of set-top boxes that handle streaming functions.
Though considering the folks out at Amazon are looking to get three hundred and sixty nine bucks for a refurbished one? That doesn’t bode well, really–it’s not that this isn’t a pretty good system, it’s that it’s a bit overpriced. I’ve seen systems go for about that same amount, or even substantially less, that are at least on par with this system, and even a few that are better.
The JVC THD60 isn’t the greatest home theater system, but it will do solidly well, even if it’s a bit overpriced.