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All About A/V Receivers


What's the difference in COMPU LINK and A/V COMPU LINK?

COMPU LINK refers specifically to audio components, for example, cassette decks or CD players. A/V COMPU LINK refers to VCR, TV and some receivers. A receiver may be COMPU LINK but not A/V COMPU LINK. The feature difference? Each flavor of COMPU LINK allows components to "talk" to each other with easy operation from the remote control. However, with A/V COMPU LINK the user can also control video components as well. In addition, a user can "turn-on" their entire Home Theater System by simply pushing a prerecorded videotape into their VCR.

When I use A/V COMPU LINK, why does my TV always pick video input 2?

The TV has an S-Video input on input 1. The receiver you are using has no S-Video Jacks. The receiver communicates this to the TV, which picks input 2. It does this because a S-VHS VCR or laser disc player may be connected to input one. Therefore, simply connect your video source to input 2.

I get a big black square box covering 90% of my picture.

This is not channel guard or a malfunction. This is a function of the closed caption circuit available for future use called text mode. Simply press close the caption button on the TV remote until the square disappears.

I cannot get Surround Sound.

Surround sound requires a stereo source. A VCR cannot transmit stereo via channel 3 or 4 to a Television. It can only transmit stereo through the left and right audio inputs of the VCR. These may be connected directly to a surround sound receiver or to a television with audio/video inputs and outputs. When connecting to the Television audio and video inputs, make sure to connect the TV's audio input to the audio out on the Receiver. Also with this connections remember to put TV in video mode, not on channel 3 or 4.

How can I locate a place to have my JVC product serviced?

Within the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico,you may obtain the location of the nearest JVC Factory Service Facility or local independent JVC Authorized Service Center by calling 1(800)537-5722. After providing your Zip Code, you will be provided with your closest JVC Factory Service Facility then stay on the line for your local independent JVC Authorized Service Center.

Where can I obtain literature on JVC products?

Within the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, you can obtain sales literature on JVC products by calling 1(800)252-5722 and then press or say one. You will then be prompted as to what kind of literature you want. Following this, you will leave your name and address. The sales literature on all products in that line will then be sent to you.

How can I obtain Accessories, Owners Manuals, Parts or Service Manuals for my JVC Product?

Within the contiguous 48 States you may purchase Accessories, Owner's Manuals, Parts or Service manuals directly through the JVC Parts Department at 1(800)882-2345. If you are calling from Alaska or Hawaii call 1(630)851-7855. In Puerto Rico call 1(201)808-2100. Also, you may order these items through one of the following JVC Authorized Parts Distributors: Panson Electronics, Pinebrook NJ, at 1(800)255-5229 or (201)244-2440, E & K Parts, Los Angeles CA, at1(800)331-8263 or (310)475-6848, Andrews electronics, Santa Clarita CA. At 1(800)274-4666.

A/V Receiver Technology

Picture The creation of the COMPU LINK system came about out of the previously unanswered call to simplify the often tedious process of preparing an audio/video system to play a video tape or an audio CD. COMPU LINK utilizes intuitive technology to allow an effective line of communication to exist between your various components. This drastically reduces the amount of time it takes to adjust settings, thereby allowing you to sit back and enjoy your entertainment without the unnecessary burden of technical fumbling.
A/V COMPU LINK takes the next step in making JVC entertainment a one step process. With the simple insertion of a video tape, audio CD, or cassette into a COMPU LINK component, a series of automated events is undertaken, resulting in the activation of the complementing JVC
COMPU LINK products.
Picture The S-VIDEO jack is a feature that enables you to connect to any components utilizing S-Video technology, delivering enhanced resolution.
Picture DOLBY PRO LOGIC SURROUND produces the same multi-directional sound that you experience when in a movie theater. JVC receivers equipped with this feature produce a dynamic range of amazing three-dimensional sounds.
Picture BACK-LIT ILLUMINATED multi-brand A/V-CATV remote with mega CD control. Back-lit buttons for easy operation in low light or for operators with poor eyesight.
It takes just two front speakers to enjoy 3-dimensional surround sound with 3D-Phonic from JVC, a radically new approach to hoe theater sound. Dialog is fixed on the Tv screen as a virtual sound source, while the surround components are synthesized by a sophisticated digital signal processor, mixed with the front signals, and played back by the two front speakers.
D.A.P. is a technology forged out of the market demand to recreate the larger than life sound experienced when enjoying a concert. The process of D.A.P. (Digital Audio Processing) deliver sounds sculpted to recreate the reflections and reverberations that make live performances so satisfying.
There are four sound field patterns contained in the DAP's memory: DANCE HALL, HALL, LIVE CLUB AND PAVILION.


Imagine the convenience and ease of operating your audio/video system by choosing the options from your television screen. The On-Screen function allows just that. By simply moving a cursor on the screen, you can easily adjust your audio/video system.

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