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alaTest has collected and analyzed 123 reviews of JVC DR-MV150B. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the JVC DR-MV150B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for JVC DR-MV150B


alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of JVC DR-MV150B from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The price and image quality are also appreciated, but many are critical about the reliability.

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62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DVD Video Recorder & VHS Hi-Fi Stereo VideoDVD Video Recorder & VHS Hi-Fi Stereo Video

Jun, 2018

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When you know you newegg


I originally was going to buy what I thought was a Toshiba equivalent of this JVC JVC DR-MV150B, and almost did until I read a review that claimed the Toshiba did not have a tracking adjustment...which in my case was needed for VHS tapes recorded on an...

None yet. Hope for long and defect free operation

Mar, 2011

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DR-MV150B died just over 1 yr


BUY A SQUARETRADE WARRANTY LIKE I DID AND YOU CAN REPLACE IT WITH A NEW ONE LIKE I WILL. I may get this again if I can find more good reviews as it has a lot of good things about it... I bought it when they first cam out.. :(

Many.. Upconversion, one-touch recording, HDMI & optical outputs

Mine may have been a dud when new but it was cumbersome to set up titles and chapters... I use Studio 10 / 11 etc. and this was very hard in comparison to that, although I know it is a PC format vs TV

Jan, 2011

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Works perfectly, but wish it was DVR


The recorder works perfectly, but I wish I'd ordered one with some DVR capabilities. It works perfectly for what it says it does.

Dec, 2010

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Aswesome in a package


This unit impressed me enough that my media center has one along with my media convesion business having one. Will record to any media but a DL, but will record flawlessly to any other media you throw into it. Only thing it wont record to that a TiVO...

Straightforward for the most part, self explanatory for those tchnically challenged, records to all but DL media

Some items that are top menu on other units are a few layers down on this unit

Dec, 2010

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A Good Choice in a Shrinking Pool


This is an excellent choice for anyone with a large VHS collection who wants to transfer their favorite old TV shows or home movies to DVD format without having to mess with a computer, and for anyone who does not have a DVR or other Tivo-like recorder...

I purchased this for my mother, who is not exactly tech-savvy and is still enamored of the VHS format, hoping to drag her into the 21st Century. Being unable to find a new VHS recorder with a tuner for her, and hoping to kill 2 birds with one stone, I...

My only cons with this unit, and the reason I did not give it 5 eggs is that the programming and menu options are not as intuitive as they could be and the instructions could definitely be clearer in some places. I was able to help her, over the phone,...

Nov, 2010

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DVD/VHS Combo Recorder


This was a replacement for an LG product that I had two of and did not make it past 2 years. Hope this one goes longer.

This player is quite to run and easy to program. This is a great price as I bought on at a store locally and cost over $100 more

I wish the remote would adjust the sound volume, as I have to have the LG TV remote to change volume...Also the addition of automatic clock set and daylight savings feature would be nice. However, that is not worth additional cost

Oct, 2010

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Good product


Appears to be an excellent product, but I think the installation instructions are for a younger more knowledgeable generation. In hooking it up according to the instructions, I had one problem after the other. The second dasy, I gave up and hooked it...

Jan, 2010

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good deal


haven't tried duping yet but dvd movies are great and the sound is really good

Jun, 2009

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Good product. One of the LAST of its kind.


Works just fine. Has BOTH DVD & VHS record abilities (And Dupe) and BOTH TUNERS. With a $25 Signal Amplifier from Walmart I can pickup HD stations 60 miles away on a standard antenna. Pricey because this type unit will NOT be available for long (No...

May, 2009

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Reliable replacement for a VCR


Compared to Panasonic's DMR-EZ line (and some hard-drive or TIVO-like machines), the JVC machine is very simple: there's no access to the menu system while recording, no trailing viewing (watching the recorded part of program while it's still...

Reliable; menus are simple though poorly organized in places

Limited features; sometimes locks up while recording a copy-protected program

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

VHS playback via the same output connection as DVD Progressive scan output HDMI output with 1080p/720p up-conversion (DVD/VHS) Dolby digital/DTS digital output (DVD) and digital output (VHS) Component/S-video outputs (DVD/VHS) DVD recorder combo advantage Super MPEG encode pre-processor Super MPEG post processor One-touch recording Manual timer programming Playlist-based editing (DVD) 1.5x quick playback with sound (DVD) Stylish, slim design


Audio D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz


Color of product:Black

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner Type:ATSC / 8-VSB / QAM
Tuner Qty:1

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):23

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Image formats supported:JPG


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Programming period:1

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 10.2 x 2.81
Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
Power Requirements:AC 120V/60Hz

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
RF ports quantity:2
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1


Power consumption (standby):1
Power consumption (typical):23


Disc types supported:CD-R,CD-RW,DVD+R,DVD+RW,DVD-R,DVD-RAM,DVD-RW

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE, POR

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS


Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions