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alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of JVC DR-MH 20. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The price also gets good feedback. The reliability and usability get critical comments.

image quality, price, design

usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the JVC DR-MH 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of JVC DR-MH 20 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on People are impressed by the image quality and price, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability and usability.

price, image quality

usability, reliability

58% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC DR-HM20EK DVD Recorder with 80GB Hard DriveJVC DR-HM20EK DVD Recorder with 80GB Hard Drive

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: w_phillips (

JVC DRMH20 (80 GB) DVD Recorder


Does the lot

Bit complicated to use

May, 2005

Consumer review by: Steve Gibbs (



This Kate Moss of the AV world is a blinder of a machine. Using it is easy peasy lemon squeezy, and when you've got it going it looks and sounds magnificent. Most DVD recorders are beyond most people's reach, but this is affordable and amazing at the...


Hard to find anything to moan about

Mar, 2005

Product Specifications


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz
Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS


Color of product:Silver

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:80
Maximum HDD recording time:147


Aspect Ratio:16:9

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):19.3
Power consumption (typical):37

Hard Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:80
Maximum HDD recording time:147

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):17.1 x 13.8 x 2.76
Disc types supported:CD, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
Optical disc recording:HDD, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R
Power Requirements:220 - 240V, 50/60Hz


Power consumption (standby):19.3
Power consumption (typical):37

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:XP, SP, LP, ER, FR
Max DVD recording time:8

TV Tuner

Channels quantity:99


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions