JVC 8010 receiver

Jesse P

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Has anyone here had experience with the JVC 8010 receiver, or the 9010? I can get the 8010 for around $270, it has all of the features I'm looking for. It will be matched up with JBL N38 mains, N center channel and N24 rears. Would this receiver satisfy my "new, first" HT setup.
 

Wayne Ernst

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Jesse,

I had the RX-8000VBK which was the model prior to the 8010. With the 8010, the face plate changed a bit and they added a USB port, but that's all that I'm aware of.

I only sold mine because I wanted to try a Denon receiver. Comparing the two, I like the Denon slightly more, but the JVC was not bad. Considering the price you'll be paying, the receiver is not a bad choice.

There are many other options out there at the moment, but you'll have to come up with another $200 to buy into those names and features. Buy the JVC - if you decide you want something better in a year, sell it for about $200 and move on. That's what I did.
 

Alf S

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Jesse,

Have you considered the Pioneer VSX D811? (ok I'm biased since I just got one).

I was considering the JVC 8010 until I saw all the nice extras the new Pioneer offers like DD EX, DTS ES, Prologic 2 etc.

Best of all it can be found for $294 plus shipping on the web (do a search on mysimon.com for latest prices).

I think you might be thankful down the road...unless of course you're on a strict budget, if so, then maybe the 8010 is worth it.

Good luck

Alfer
 

Larry Hoffman

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I too have the 8000. I've had no problems with it at all. If you don't need the features the Pioneer has that Alf mentioned, I think you'll be happy with the 8010.

Larry.
 

Jesse P

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I was looking at the JVC website and they came out with the 8020, same as before only with DD EX, DTS ES, and Pro logic II. I did a search and found it a few places for $350. I might end up going with this unit.

The Pioneer looks nice but they don't have a basic progressive scan DVD player for under $300, I know it makes no difference on mixing brands but I like the look of all the same brand components.
 

John_Bilbrey

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I have the 9010. I got it for $299 at etronics, it was $332 delivered. The price/features ratio is pretty good. I am pleased with it, the only problem I have with it is that it doesn't have DPLII. Other than that it's great. Oh, and the 120W rating may be a little inflated. My old Onkyo with 50W seemed to be almost as loud.
 

Bill Will

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I would look around & get the 8020 because it has pre-outputs. But you have to add an amp for that rear center speaker. Last years 8010 could be had for around $249 & that's what I'd look to spend on the new 8020. Same thing here, I bought my daughter the 9010 for $299 & she loves it especially the RF remote. I would really wait & see what they want for the new 9020 when it comes out.
 

Wayne Ernst

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I know it makes no difference on mixing brands but I like the look of all the same brand components.
Actually, JVC features the Compu-Link connectivity with your other JVC components. This allows you to turn on your DVD player -> which will then send a signal to your receiver to turn on and get ready to receive the DVD audio signal. This stuff is very good for the "WAF" because the ladies hate hitting all those remote buttons.

The only thing I didn't like about my RX-8000VBK receiver was that it wasn't capable of playing both the "A" and the "B" set of speakers at the same time. This was a big "WAF" because my wife liked to have music in the living room and the family room at the same time -- that Sarah Brightman crap nearly wrecked me ... oh well.
 

Jesse P

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I decided to go with the JVC, now I just need to decide on the model. My setup is going in the basement that is being I'm finishing right now (in the drywall stage) so I'm a month or 2 away. I'm going to wait and see what the prices do. Right now I'm thinking I'll go with the 8020, I would like to have Pro logic II, and I don't need the multi-room. If the price difference is significant between the 8020 and the 8010 I might go with the 8010 or 9010, but hopefully in a month or 2 they will be comparable.

Reasons I decided on JVC.

I like the Compu-Link idea, my wife hates remotes and has trouble with the digital cable and VCR.

I want to stay with 1 brand for all of the components including DVD player and JVC has some nice ones with progressive and DVD audio at a good price.

They have all the options I'm looking for in the price range I want.
 

Alf S

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FYI II

The Pioneer also has a "Compu Link" style system for use with the Pioneer progressive scan DVD I mentioned as well as other Pioneer equipment.
 

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