JVC – History
1927 – 1970’s
1927-Victor Talking Machine Company of Japan, Limited established.
1939-Produced Japan’s first TV Receiver.
1954-Produced Japan’s first EP record.
1956-Developed 45/45 stereo record format.
1958-Produced Japan’s first stereo LP record and first 45/45 stereo record player, Introduced STL-1S.
1960-21CT-11B JVC first color TV set.
1963-Introduced KV-200, the world’s smallest 2-head professional VCR.
1968-JVC America Inc. established.
1971-Introduced CD-4, 4 channel stereo record.
1973-JVC (UK) Ltd. established.
1976-Introduced HR-3300, the world’s first VHS home video recorder.
1977-US JVC Corp. established.
1978-JVC Electronics Singapore established, Held the first JVC Tokyo video festival.
1980-Started to sponsor the UEFA European Football championship.
1980 - 1990’s
1982-Started to sponsor the FIFA World Cup.
1984-Held the first JVC Jazz Festival, introduced GR-C1, a single unit video camera.
1986-Introduced GR-C7, the world’s smallest and lightest VHS-C video camera.
1987-Introduced HR-S7000, the world’s first S-VHS video recorder.
1990-Introduced HR-SC1000, the world’s first VHS/VHS-C compatible video recorder.
1991-Introduced AV-36W1, first multi-wide vision TV in the industry.
1993-Introduced high definition TV, HR-W1: the world’s first high definition home video recorder, introduced GR-DV1: the world’s first pocket sized digital video camera.
1995-JVC Asia established.
1996-JVC (China) Investment Corporation Limited established.
1997-JVC America Corporation established.
1998-JVC Europe established, introduced DLA-G10: full S-XGA high definition D-ILA multimedia projector.
1990 - 2000’s
1999-Introduced HM-DR10000: the world’s first D-VHS video recorder capable of recording 24 hrs per cassette.
2001-Introduced GR-DVP3, the world’s smallest and lightest digital video camera.
2002-Sponsored 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan, Introduced AV-36/32Z1500: TVs equipped with DIST (digital image scaling technology), Introduced PD-42/35DT3: plasma displays.
2003-JVC professional Europe established, Introduced GR-HD1: high definition digital video camera, Introduced EX-A1 compact component system.
2004-Sponsored UEFA Euro 2004, Introduced D-ILA rear projector TV: home theater projection system DLA-HD2K, Hard disk camcorder “Everio GZ-MC200/MC100”.
2005-JVC Benelux B.V established, JVC professional Belgium S.A/N.V established, JVC becomes UEFA EUROTOP partner, Introduced digital audio players XA-AL55 and XA-MP101/MP51.