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JVCs New Alneo XA-HD500 Portable MP3 Player

New Alneo XA-HD500 features proprietary JVC audio technology, 30-hour playback and includes a cradle and remote.

WAYNE, NJ, October 18, 2005 – JVC expands its Alneo line of digital audio players with the introduction of the XA-HD500, a six gigabyte (GB) hard drive player that features exclusive JVC audio enhancement technology, 30 hours of continuous playback and includes a dedicated docking station and a remote control.

The JVC Alneo XA-HD500 plays MP3 and WMA files, supports Windows Media PlayerA 10 and features a USB 2.0 connection for fast file transfers. Other features include a backlit LCD, the option of recharging through the supplied docking station/AC adapter or the USB port when connected to a computer, four digital surround listening modes and Active Hyper Bass for enhanced bass performance.

Another highlight is the player’s use of JVC’s K2 Technology, audio enhancement technology developed by JVC hardware and music recording engineers and featured in JVC home audio components as well as in JVC recording studios. Specifically, the XA-HD500 uses JVC’s CC Converter, an adaptation of JVC’s K2 Technology that improves the sound quality of compressed music by reclaiming information lost when music is compressed to create WMA, MP3 and other compressed music files.

The JVC XA-HD500 comes with a docking station that not only charges the player’s battery, but also features audio outputs for easily connecting the player to a PC or audio component for playback. There is also an included infrared remote control for operating the player. What’s more, using the remote automatically enlarges the display’s type-size for easier reading when used for home playback in the docking station. USB and audio cables are included.

Another key feature is the XA-HD500’s 30 hours (with backlight and surround mode settings off) of continuous play, thanks to JVC’s power-saving technology.

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JVC’s Alneo XA-HD500 comes with Windows Media Player 10 software, and supports auto synchronizing of songs and playlists when connected to a computer. In addition, on computers with WMP 10 installed, the XA-HD500 can be used as an external storage device that supports drag and drop transfer of music and data files for simple storing and copying.

The XA-HD500, which is finished in black, weighs 3.2 ounces and measures 2 x 3.6 x 0.7 inches (W x H x D). It is available this month and will sell for $249.

About JVC Company of America
JVC Company of America, headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd., and a holding company for JVC companies located in North and South America. JVC distributes a complete line of video and audio equipment, including high definition displays, camcorders, VCRs, D-VHS recorders, DVD players and recorders, satellite systems, home and portable audio equipment, mobile entertainment products and recording media. For further product information, visit JVC’s Web site at http://www.jvc.com or call 800-526-5308.

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