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JVC Karaoke & The JV Series

JVC released over 125 karaoke discs. This information page is all about JVC Karaoke and the JV Series.

Karaoke became popular in Japan first. Therefore, it stands to reason that they had the edge with the new technology. Indeed, the tech companies’ response was to get in on the act. Indeed, JVC is one such Japanese company.

JVC makes many electronic items. Moreover, they are always on top of the reliability leagues. That’s because their products were some of the best. But how do their karaoke discs perform?

JVC Karaoke - JVC20 Disc.

Of course, like most karaoke firms from this era, JVC doesn’t make Karaoke discs anymore. However, they are also often for sale on eBay and other places. Indeed, they were cheap when we surfed the net.

JVC Pedigree

With such a pedigree as JVC has, we expect its reputation to shine through in its karaoke venture. However, karaoke fans have a discerning ear and know what sounds right.

But there’s much more to karaoke than the sound. For example, there are on-screen graphics to consider. Thus, should there be a slight mistiming here, they become useless. Also, on-screen lyrics that are not legible are a waste of space. So, we will list the discs and then review the series.

We also allow you to leave an independent review. In other words, CDG collectors transfer their opinions to others at the Karaoke Info website.

Thanks to those who sent in their lists of disc prefixes (ID numbers) for this series. Consequently, the following list and songbook come from what users sent us. You will also note that there are two series’ as follows:

The list of discs below shows two distinct series. Those are the original JVC discs and the JV series. There is also a demo disc, an East Coast Karaoke disc, and two older Victor Karaoke discs.

Most discs only have ten tracks except for JV1001-JV1007, which has 16. In the original series, discs JVC21 TO JVC45 are Multiplex (MPX). Suitably equipped karaoke machines can switch off those guide vocals, but then the tracks become mono.

You may download the list of discs above for reference, but the songbooks are for members only. So, consider joining us if you need those PDF files.

JVC Karaoke Review

The white on-screen lyrics are on a blue background, but they turn yellow as the song progresses. We found that the lyrics matched the beat well. Indeed, there were no syncing problems with our samples. We saw no end screens showing any further information. In other words, the karaoke track ended, and that was it!

The splash screen for JVC Karaoke is consistent enough. The company logo is on the top left of the screen, while the artist is on the bottom left. This wording is white on a blue backdrop. In our samples, we noticed that the song title is usually multi-coloured. There may also be an image on display at this point. Indeed, there are graphics during the instrumental bits, which is a nice touch.

JV0001 - Front Cover - Pop Music.

However, the choice of music we thought was hit and miss. Sometimes, the sound on some songs is decent, while other tracks may not be up to scratch.

Meanwhile, the JV series is similar to the above. However, the opening splash screens are far better because they are even more colourful.

The artwork on the sleeves is almost identical throughout the series but is unimaginative. Indeed, you can only tell the difference by the central volume numbers.

Karaoke Song Sample

Although we may use numerous songs for the review, we only provide one sample video to represent the label. So, the song sample for our video presentation is JVC09-09 – Madonna – Papa Don’t Preach.

Our Verdict

  • On-screen Lyrics: 4
  • Music Content: 3
  • Splash Screen, Graphics, Video: 3.5
  • Cover Art: 3
  • Overall Average: 3.4
  • Music And Lyrics Average: 3.5

We gave this collection 4 out of 5 in the rating system below. You can also vote for these, even if you don’t have the discs or tracks. Indeed, all you need to do is watch our presentation video above and judge that.

Desirability Factor

Apart from its value as a unique collection, this collection didn’t appeal to anyone here at Karaoke Info. We gave them a chance and found a few decent sounds, but we think you will discover better value elsewhere.

Also, considering most discs only have ten tracks, we feel that is another disappointment. Indeed, CDGs can hold over 70 minutes worth of music. So, we would expect over 15 songs, at least. Our team owns just a handful of discs between us because of that.

Further Info

The series of karaoke discs above show disc IDs of ‘JVC’ and ‘JV’. They are in sequence, with no apparent missing discs. That is how karaoke disc collectors like it and aim to own a complete set. So, a collection like this is a karaoke collector’s dream.

When we tested a few songs, we gave them a decent score. However, we can’t possibly check every track on all the discs in the list above.

Have you got any of these JVC Karaoke discs still? Moreover, do you still use them? We need your opinions so our readers can decide whether to buy these.

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In brief, explain the music content and the state of the on-screen graphics. Karaoke collectors are interested in the quality of karaoke discs before they purchase them, and rightly so. Therefore, your opinion matters!

So, by registering with our community and exchanging information, you are helping karaoke collectors worldwide. Indeed, should a complete set of JVC Karaoke discs become available to buy, collectors may need to rely on independent reviews here.

We also have a star rating system in force, which we have had since day one. Of course, you may use it to give this label a quick vote. Therefore, by clicking, even non-members can state an opinion. Not only can you rate the music, but you should also rate the overall manufacturer.

JVC Karaoke Songbook

Finally, our members sent us similar song lists for the JVC series’. They were all very similar, apart from the JV series, which had slight variations. However, after sifting through the lists, we compiled a final list of discs and a songbook containing all the tracks.

Of course, with no new JVC karaoke disc on the horizon, the list will not change. In short, click the link below for the full JVC track listing.

You can also download the songbooks and use them for cross-referencing or at your gigs.

JVC Karaoke JV1005 Front Cover.

Rate The JVC Karaoke Label

Finally, if you have any experience with discs or tracks from this JVC/JV Karaoke collection, please leave a review here or in the Karaoke Forum. You can also use the star rating system below, even if you only use our presentation video as a guide. Indeed, by doing this, you can help others decide whether these discs are worth buying!

Overall Rating

The overall ratings here represent your score and our score combined. So, make sure you have your say.

4.0 out of 5 stars (based on 3 reviews)
Very good33%

Independent Reviews

The following reviews are independent and not necessarily the views of the Karaoke Info staff. However, they may help you decide whether to buy or avoid them.

Official Review By Jacky: JVC Karaoke.

October 5, 2014

Hi, my name is Jacky, and I conducted the original karaoke review above. Whether you agree or disagree, you can leave your review below.

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Jacky Hargreaves

Beautiful Tunes.

July 12, 2018

I gave these five stars out of five because I can’t fault the JVC stuff.

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Val Oaks


December 6, 2017

These karaoke discs are just about acceptable. However, I don’t think I would gig with them.

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Joe Devine

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