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JVC XV-N40BK vs. XV-N50BK

Old 11-03-03, 09:46 AM
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JVC XV-N40BK vs. XV-N50BK

The HKFlix deal is pretty sweet and I'm looking for a progressive scan player anyway. So, which of these machines is preferable? The 50 is only $10 more but the additions might be useless or actually annoying:

WMA Playback - not sure I care about this
DTS Analog 2-Channel Downmix Output - When would this be useful?
Multi-Brand Glow Remote Control - Probably gonna get a universal soon anyway
ultra-slim illuminated cosmetic front panel. - a glowing front panel sounds like an annoying feature more than something enjoyable.

Whaddya think about the players in general and these differences in particular?

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Old 11-04-03, 10:42 AM
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Anyone know anything about these? There are a couple of old threads on these and the HKFlix deal has gotta be intriguing to other DVDTalkers...
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Get the 50. I bought the 40 to save a few bucks, but the biggest difference is that the 50 is really robust when it comes to playing DVD-R's. The 40 craps out frequently and is real picky when it comes to media.

The remote for the 50 has a couple of more buttons. The glowing panel is worthless, but it doesn't hurt anything overall.

BTW, I now own both. Didn't really save much in the way of money.
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Thanks for the advice!

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