JVC NX-F3 review

Simple, well-sorted, 2.1 channel, home cinema system. Tested at £350.00

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Our Verdict

The NX-F3 is an amiable offering and a highly capable 2.1 system

For

  • Cohesive, punchy sound
  • good picture
  • simple overall styling

Against

  • Cluttered and unnecessarily complex remote

The JVC has an impressive array of features. Its HDMI output can upscale to 1080p, it can cope with DivX discs, and there's USB Music Clipping, which can record tracks from a CD straight to an MP3 player. It's a nice idea, but only works at normal speed at 128Kbps.

The on-screen menus are simple and effective, the main unit smart, if boxy, and the speakers stylish in a kind of tubular way. However the complicated, cluttered remote detracts from the overall experience.

Good image quality

The speakers are composed, and the subwoofer injects muscle into lower frequencies. The image quality is good, with fair insight into the dark recesses of Sweeney Todd, while in Spider-man 3 it gives the blue and red of Spidey's brash, skin-tight outfit a vibrant glow without appearing overcooked. Overall, this is a simple, well-sorted system.

Specifications

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.jvc.co.uk
Brand NameJVC
Product TypeHome Theater System
ManufacturerVictor Company of Japan, Limited
Manufacturer Part NumberNX-F3
Product NameJVC NX-F3
Product ModelNX-F3

Miscellaneous

Package Contents
  • NX-F3 Home Theater System
  • Remote Control

Interfaces-Ports

HDMIYes
Number of Digital Optical Outputs1
Number of Digital Optical Inputs1
Number of Analog Audio Inputs1
Component VideoYes
USBYes

Technical Information

Player-Recorder TypeDVD Player
Media FormatsDVD+RW, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-RW

Physical Characteristics

Front Speaker Height18.4 cm
Front Speaker Width8.8 cm
Width30 cm
Front Speaker Depth12.5 cm
Depth29.5 cm
Weight Approximate1.20 kg - Front Speaker, 3.40 kg - Main Unit, 8.20 kg - Subwoofer
Height9.5 cm
ColourSilver
Dimensions9.5 cm (H): 30 cm (W): 29.5 cm (D)

Audio

RMS Output Power350 W
Speaker Configuration2.1
Sound SystemDolby Digital, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS

Video

Scanning ModesProgressive Scan
Video FormatsDivX, DX50, DVD Video, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, SVCD, Video CD