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alaScore 67

42 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews of JVC DR-MV 5. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the JVC DR-MV 5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 67/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 42 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of JVC DR-MV 5 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

45% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC DRMV5S DVD Recorder/VCR ComboJVC DRMV5S DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: leomagnus (

Wish I had bought another product


It did play 95% of the DVDs I put in it.

Hard to use as a recorder and reports "disc error" on good discs.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: srisner (

Killer Static Shock


One click VCR to DVD recording.

Will not withstand even the slightest static shock. Difficult to operate.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: netkim (

Not Pleased with Product


It has both VHS & DVD -- space saver.

Have used very little and it's already falling apart.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: rbman3 (

Frequent error messages


Easy VHS to DVD dubbing.Convenience of using one device to watch DVD or tapes.

Frequent errors. Remote does not have a button to go back to previous channel.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: bobniel (

VCR Section quit after 2 weeks


Makes decent DVD dubs

Poor instructions. Does not navigate DVDs easily.

Mar, 2006

Consumer review by: dgjsnyder (

Bad FireWire issue


Nice image quality

Features/options are not explained.Bad DV input

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: tonytorri (

Nightmare. Hard to use. Ate my VCR tape.


Great concept. Good brand name. Poor follow through.

Not up to JVC standards. You better be a techno wizzard.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: doug_t (

DR-MV5S is well-featured but hard (for me) to use


Records and plays well. Good appearance and mechanical integrity.

I found the instructions to be hard to follow.

Dec, 2005

Product Specifications

For those with a collection of VHS recordings they would like to continue to use or archive onto DVD, JVC offers the DR-MV5S, which combines all of the features of DR-M100S DVD recorder with a VHS VCR featuring JVC's VHS Progressive Scan and a one-touch intelligent dubbing system. The dubbing system includes three new features: auto record speed optimizer - calculates total recording time on VHS tape then automatically selects the most suitable recording speed for dubbing to DVD; auto thumbnail creation - automatically creates video thumbnail chapter references when dubbing to DVD based on the number of recordings on the tape; auto blank-cut dubbing - eliminates blank space between recordings on the tape being dubbed when recording to DVD or HDD. In addition, VHS playback is possible during DVD recording, and DVD playback is possible during VHS recording.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC

MD System

Type: None


Device Type: None


Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:2


Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None