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alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 reviews of JVC DR-MX1S. 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 are impressed by the image quality. The design also gets good views, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and size.

usability, design, image quality

price, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the JVC DR-MX1S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 61/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of JVC DR-MX1S from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Opinions about the image quality and design are on the whole positive. The reliability and size get critical views.

usability, design, image quality

price, size, reliability

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC DR-MX1S DVD Player/Recorder, Hi-Fi VCR, and Hard Disk RecorderJVC DR-MX1S DVD Player/Recorder, Hi-Fi VCR, and Hard Disk Recorder

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: paul_smart (



Having looked at Video and DVD, DVD and Hard Disc, it seems a logical progression to look at a unit that has all three and that is what the JVC DR-MX1S is, now if only the name was something catchy.

Jun, 2005

Consumer review by: (

DVD burner non-functional, as-received.

Feb, 2005

Product Specifications

JVC is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of sophisticated audio, video and related software products. Building upon a wealth of technologies the company is moving decisively to offer appropriate solutions for the multimedia age. To remain at the forefront of the audiovisual industry in the 21st century, JVC is marshalling its resources to create the ultimate in appealing, cost-competitive products. PRODUCT FEATURES: 80GB hard disc/DVD/VHS recorder combination deck; Playback formats: HDD, DVD Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD Audio, SVCD, VCD, CD-R/RW, WMA, MP3, JPEG Digital still playback (CD-R/RW); QSVHS, VHS; Recording formats: HDD, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW (VR & Video format), DVD-R, VHS; Motion adaptive progressive scan output (for video source); DVD digital direct progressive scan output; Live memory (HDD) and live memory dubbing (HDD to DVD).

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder / VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC

MD System

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Device Type: None


Television Type: None


Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None