At only $30 less than their BD Live capable XV-BP1, the XV-BP11 leaves a lot to be desired.
JVC’s press release boasts that JVC’s new Blu-ray player is “popularly priced”, indicating that it falls under the $200 mark. It turns out that this may not have been the best choice of words.
Touted as a “highly versatile” Blu-ray player, the XV-BP11 plays back DVDs, Blu-ray discs and the AVCHD format often used for camcorders. It supports 1080p/24 playback and the decoding of Dolby TrueHD, and DTS-HD. It sports HDMI 1.3 compatibility with support for Deep Color. It’s even got a USB port on the front for playback of JPEGs and MP3s.
What it doesn’t do though, strangely, is BD Live. While this is sometimes seen in high end Blu-ray players created strictly for optimal video reproduction, it seems strange for an entry level product to ship without basic BD Live functionality.
JVC’s XV-BP11 is available now at $199.