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JVC DR-MV1S DVD Recorder / VCR Combo

JVC DR-MV1S DVD Recorder / VCR Combo
alaScore 68

173 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the JVC DR-MV1S DVD Recorder / VCR Combo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 68/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 173 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for JVC DR-MV1S DVD Recorder / VCR Combo

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of JVC DR-MV1S DVD Recorder / VCR Combo from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 1.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

16% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC DRMV1S Progressive-Scan DVD Player/Recorder and VCR Combo , SilverJVC DRMV1S Progressive-Scan DVD Player/Recorder and VCR Combo (Silver)

Expert review by:

JVC DR-MV1S

 

Review: JVC's intriguing VCR/DVD combo recorder comes loaded with promise on paper and riddled with annoying quirks in person. The DR-MV1S ($500 list, $300 or less online) is the first deck of its kind with dual tuners for recording two shows at once...

Dual tuner lets you record two shows at once; sharp recording quality in four-hour LP mode; chases playback with DVD-RAM discs; progressive-scan VHS playback; FireWire input; custom recording speed

Difficult to use; dual tuners won't work with digital cable/satellite boxes; inconvenient to watch VHS over component video or S-Video; no chapter stops in recordings; IR blaster sold separately

JVC's promising but confounding VCR/DVD combo recorder is saddled with too many quirks.

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JVC DR-MV1SE DVD Recorder Review

 

It was only a matter of time before the brains trust got together and decided a combination VHS VCR and DVD recorder were a Good Idea

Combo DVD Recorder and VHS Recorder is a winner

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JVC DR-MV1S DVD Recorder/VCR

 

If you're anything like me, you have a pile of VHS tapes lying around, gathering dust. Perhaps they're neatly organized, or maybe they're thrown in some boxes in the garage. They might be precious home movies of the tykes growing up, or they could...

Of course, I'm nowhere near finished dubbing my prized VHS collection to DVD, but I've made a good dent in the project during this review. I'm very happy that JVC has introduced this product, which not only makes tape-to-DVD copies and records...

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JVC DR-MV1S DVD Recorder/VCR

 

If you're anything like me, you have a pile of VHS tapes lying around, gathering dust. Perhaps they're neatly organized, or maybe they're thrown in some boxes in the garage. They might be precious home movies of the tykes growing up, or they could...

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JVC DR-MV1S

 

Although a little rough around the edges, JVC's DR-MV1S is a very impressive product overall. It's more than just a DVD-VCR combo--it happens to have ...

DVD recorder, very well-designed feature set

Poor remote, UI needs work

Even though its user interface is below par, the JVC makes up for it with a very cool set of features--including DVD recording--in this powerful combo device.

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Do not buy, not worth the trouble

 

VCR and DVD combo. Ability to dub from VCR to DVD or DVD to VCR. When it worked

Loading Error. Had it fixed with no further problems in that area. Have to unplug and plug back in to get VCR to work at times. It does not recognize DVDs any more. I get a "no disc error" or "unreadable disc error". It still recognizes CDs for some reaso

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I wish I would have read these reviews!

 

It just didnt work! Waste of money. After a rough day and wanting to watch a dvd movie and receiving a disk errror for the 100th time, it got smashed and bashed on the concrete. It stopped working for 5 months so I didnt have a dvd player anyway. What...

I didnt find anything I really liked about it. It did transfer some of my vhs to dvd without locking up sometimes

The unit stopped working after 3 months. Disk error or no disk error. I would unplug the machine and plug back in and sometimes it would work. But after 50 attempts it just stopped working

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If it works and it's not over heated it's duable

 

I have had this unit for about 1 yr that I bought it new off ebay for way less then what it was being sold for at local retail stores. It's already been sent to jvc once for repair for overloading I got it back and it worked for a couple months after...

The front inputs

it over heats alot, the dubbing is very poor from vcr to dvd

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Sow's ear in the disguise of a silk purse.

 

I wish that I had heed the warning(s) of horrible reviews BEFORE I purchased the unit! I assumed that JVC had "gotten it together" with further production runs of this unit. I WAS WRONG!!! Please post if any further action is initiated (by JVC)...

6 Months realitively proper function

350 Paper weight. Crap...Crap...Crap

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To be able to record 2 different channels at the same time is a definite plus.

 

I got one of these units on eBay from a guy who bought it at a PX in Iraq. It did not have the splitters & cable that US version has but there is a button on the remote to put the DVD in progressive mode unlike the mention in the review of having to...

Great picture for DVD side with component connectors

Analog tuner, no elect button on remote,no S video putput for VCR side

Product Specifications

For all your recording needs, the DR-MV1S is the versatile solution. Enjoy a variety of media. Record two shows at the same time and have up to 8 hours of DVD recording time. Watch a DVD while recording a TV program on tape. Dub DVD to VCR and VCR to DVD. You can easily make copies of your favorite home movies using the DV Input from a FireWire equipped camcorder or use the A/V inputs.

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.7in
Height:3.8in
Weight:13.4lbs
Width:17.1in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:JVC
Model:DR-MV1S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:JVC

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Device Type: None

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:2

VCR

Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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