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A/V receiver with built-in DVD/CD player

Item # 257RXDV3SL

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JVC's remarkable RX-DV3SL combines an advanced DVD player and a full-featured home theater receiver in one compact chassis. The only things you'll need to add for a complete home theater system are a TV and a 5.1-channel speaker setup!

JVC's remarkable RX-DV3SL combines an advanced DVD player and a full-featured home theater receiver in one compact chassis. The only things you'll need to add for a complete home theater system are a TV and a 5.1-channel speaker setup!

Best of all, you get this two-in-one convenience without sacrificing high-end performance features. The DVD player, for example, boasts progressive-scan output for a remarkably smooth, filmlike picture when used with compatible televisions. And even if you haven't upgraded to an HDTV-ready TV yet, you can select interlaced output and still enjoy a remarkably smooth and noise-free picture, thanks to this player's 54MHz/10-bit video D/A converter. You can also play standard CDs, home-burned CD-Rs and CD-RWs, and even MP3 CDs!

The receiver section supplies all the power and processing you need for thrilling multichannel movie and music sound. Built-in decoding for Dolby® Digital and DTS® handles the 5.1-channel soundtracks of DVDs and selected DBS broadcasts. Plug the audio outputs of your TV or VCR into one of the RX-DV3SL's inputs and Dolby Pro Logic™ II processing can transform any stereo or Dolby Surround-encoded source into realistic 5.1-channel sound.

100 watts x 5 channels of power delivers dynamic, authoritative sound to all your home theater speakers. 96kHz/24-bit audio D/A converters supply clean sound from all your digital sources. And you get plenty of inputs for adding other A/V components, a multibrand remote for controlling your entire system, and an on-screen display that offers intuitive control of both DVD and receiver functions.


    DVD/CD Player:
  • plays DVD-Video discs, CDs, audio CD-Rs and CD-RWs, MP3 CDs, and JPEG CDs
  • 54MHz/10-bit video D/A converter
  • selectable interlaced/progressive-scan component video output (progressive-scan requires a compatible TV)
  • 10-step Zoom magnification
  • designed for use with "Region 1" coded DVDs

  • Receiver:
  • 100 watts x 2 into 8 ohms (40-20,000 Hz) at 0.8% THD — or 100 watts x 5 in surround mode
  • Dolby Digital, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II decoding
  • 96kHz/24-bit audio D/A converter
  • 5 audio DSP modes
  • digital inputs: 1 optical, 1 coaxial
  • digital outputs: 1 optical
  • 2 audio, 2 A/V (including 2 S-video) inputs
  • no phono input
  • monitor video output (composite, S-video, and component)
  • preamp-level subwoofer output
  • 30 FM/15 AM presets
  • 1 set of main speaker outputs

  • General:
  • multibrand remote
  • JVC AV CompuLink
  • on-screen display (English/French/Spanish)
  • fluorescent front-panel display with dimmer
  • 17-1/8"W x 3-15/16"H x 17"D
  • warranty: 1 year part, 90 days labor

What's in the Box:

  • AM/FM/Dolby Digital/DTS Integrated Receiver/DVD player
  • Wireless remote control (RM-SRXDV3J)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • FM wire antenna
  • AM loop antenna
  • 9.67' Composite Video cable
  • Instructions booklet
  • Important Products Safety Instructions sheet
  • Product Registration card

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Features and Specs

Number Of Channels N/A
Stereo RMS Power (watts) 100
THD in Stereo 0.8 %
Frequency Bandwidth (stereo) 40-20k Hz
Minimum Impedance L/R ---
Minimum Impedance Center ---
Minimum Impedance Surround ---
General Features
Internet-ready ---
Bluetooth No
Apple AirPlay ---
App Remote Control No
USB port for iPod/iPhone No
FM Sensitivity Not Given
HD Radio Tuner No
On-Screen Display
Auto Speaker Calibration ---
HDCP 2.2 for 4K Video No
HDR-compatible No
HDMI Standby Pass-through ---
Composite Video Conversion ---
Component Video Conversion ---
HDMI to HDMI Upconversion ---
DLNA Certified
MHL-compatible ---
Multibrand Remote Control Yes
Learning Remote No
LCD Remote
Width (inches) 17-1/8
Height (inches) 3-15/16
Depth (inches) 17
Weight (pounds) ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 90 Days
Multi-room Audio--Video
Powered Multi-room Audio Output No
Preamp Multi-room Audio Output No
Multi-room Video No
Multi-room HDMI Output No
Surround Processing
Dolby Digital Yes
Dolby Atmos N/A
Inputs & Outputs
Phono Input No
Audio-Video Inputs ---
Audio-only Inputs 4
Component Video Inputs None
Component Video Monitor Outputs 1
Optical Digital Inputs 1
Coaxial Digital Inputs 1
Optical Digital Outputs 1
Coaxial Digital Outputs None
HDMI Inputs ---
HDMI Monitor Outputs ---
Subwoofer Outputs 1
Multi-Channel Analog Input No
Multi-channel Preamp Output No
Main Speaker Output Pairs 1
Main Speaker Terminals Spring clips
Ethernet Port ---
USB Connections ---
Removable Power Cord ---

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Receiver Features
DVD Features
Remote Control
Inputs and Outputs Notes

Receiver Features

Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS Decoding: This receiver has a built-in decoder for Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II and DTS playback.

24-bit/96kHz Digital-to-Analog Decoding: This receiver is equipped to decode 24-bit/96kHz PCM digital signals for playback of high-resolution recordings.

Surround Modes: This receiver incorporates a wide variety of surround modes to bring you maximum enjoyment from your audio and video software. The surround modes include:

  • Dolby Digital
  • Dolby Pro Logic II (Movie and Music)
  • DTS
  • Live Club
  • Dance Club
  • Hall
  • Pavilion
  • All Channel Stereo

Input Attenuator: If the level of an incoming signal is too high, you can adjust the level with the Input Attenuator located on the front panel of the receiver.

Low Frequency Effect (LFE) Attenuator: If the bass is distorted while playing back software encoded in Dolby Digital or DTS, you can turn on the LFE Attenuator. This will decrease the level of the LFE (subwoofer) output by 10dB.

Dynamic Range Compression: When playing back a source encoded in Dolby Digital, you can select one of three settings for Dynamic Range. If you want to reduce dynamic range a little, select MID. If you want to reduce apply maximum compression (useful at night), select MAX. If no compression is desired, select OFF.

Sleep Timer: The sleep timer can turn off the receiver after a preset amount of time. From the remote control, you can set the sleep timer for 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120 or 150 minutes.

Dimmer: The display can be dimmed for night use.

DVD Features

Compatibility: This DVD player plays DVD-Video discs, Video CDs, Super Video CDs, Audio CDs, CD-Rs and CD-RWs. It can also play MP3 and JPEG files recorded on CD-Rs or CD-RWs.

High-Bit/High Sampling Video D/A Converter: This player uses a 10-bit/54MHz video digital-to-analog converter, which reduces digital artifacts for a better picture.

Progressive Scan Output: This DVD player may be set to output a progressive scan or interlaced video signal from the component video output. Instead of splitting each video frame into two sequential fields like interlaced scan, progressive scan displays the entire frame in a single sweep. Where a standard DVD player's 480i output displays 30 frames (60 fields) per second, a progressive-scan player's 480p output displays 60 full frames per second. Progressive-scan picture quality is more film-like, with more fine detail and less flicker. Progressive-scan viewing requires an "HDTV-ready" TV. The output can be switched to Progressive or Interlaced scanning from the remote control.

Digital Direct: This player has "Digital Direct," which can produce the video output at twice the conventional speed to allow the direct conversion of DVD's 24 fps (frames-per-second) into Progressive 60 fps for display on your TV, thereby avoiding the quality disadvantages of I/P (interlaced-to-progressive) conversion.

Multi-Angle Display: This function allows you to choose the viewing angle of scenes, which were shot from a number of different angles. Note: This function is limited to DVDs recorded with multiple camera angles.

Digest Function: The Digest function allows the unit to display the opening scene of each title or chapter on a DVD disc, or the opening scene of each track on a Video CD. It will display up to nine chapters at a time.

Strobe Function: The Strobe function allows you to display a series of nine consecutive still pictures. You can advance the images by pressing the "Play" button while in Strobe mode.

Auto Standby: When the playback on the DVD player ends, and no operation is done for a selected amount of time, the unit is turned off automatically. You can select 30 or 60 minutes for the Auto Standby feature, or "Off" if you want to deactivate the feature.

Remote Control

RM-SRXDV3J Wireless (IR) Remote: The supplied remote allows you to fully control the RX-DV3SL, plus other JVC components such as Tape decks, CD player/recorders, TVs and VCRs. It will also control numerous other brands of TVs, DBS tuners, and VCRs.

A/V Compu Link: When connected to a JVC VCR or television with A/V Compu Link, the components will communicate to each other via the control cable. Automatic source selection and automatic power on/off are some of the benefits of A/V Compu Link. By simply starting the VCR or DVD player, all the necessary settings of the television and/or receiver for enjoying playback are automatically performed.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

Headphone Output: This unit has a stereo mini-jack headphone output on the front panel. When a pair of headphones are plugged in, the speaker outputs are deactivated.

A/V Compu Link-III: There are 2 A/V Compu Link-III mini-jack inputs for connecting the control cables of compatible JVC components.

Video Outputs: There is one set of Component Video outputs for viewing the picture from the built-in DVD player only. The S-Video and Composite Video outputs are for viewing the picture from the connected DBS Tuner and/or VCR. The same type of cable must be used for both the inputs and outputs. There is no conversion of S-Video to Composite or Composite to S-Video.

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