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JVC HRXVC26U Progressive-Scan DVD/VCR Combo , Black

by JVC
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  • Progressive-scan video output for DVD and VHS sources produces seamless, flicker-free images on HD-ready TVs--no more input-switching hassles
  • MP3 and JPEG CD support; hi-fi VHS sound; Quasi S-VHS playback allows
  • Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround outputs for enveloping
  • RF video output accommodates older TVs
  • Measures 16.9 x 3.9 x 11.25 inches (W x H x D)
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  • Brand Name: JVC
  • Model Number: HRXVC26U DVD/VCR Combo Unit ( Black )
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Video Head Quantity: 4
  • Video Tape Playback Speed: EP, SP
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Product Description

Product Description

HRXVC26U DVD/VCR Combo Unit with Progressive scan ( Black )


With the HR-XVC26U combination DVD player and VCR, you can enjoy cutting-edge DVDs alongside your existing library of videocassettes--and you won't have to continually switch inputs on your TV whenever you switch viewing formats from the combo unit. The HR-XVC26U provides a DVD and a VHS signal through both the composite-video and progressive-scan component-video outputs. You'll also enjoy MP3 music, JPEG image CD, and video-mode DVD-RW and DVD-R media playback, as well as hi-fi VHS performance. And, you can be taping something while you're watching a DVD.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the HR-XVC26U stands ready to deliver the full potential of your DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. Composite-video and DVD-only S-video outputs accommodate most standard (non-HD) TVs.

Exclusive VCR features include one-month, eight-event programming, index search, auto clock setting, and auto tracking. The unit offers an RF input for cable-box signals and an RF output for use with older TVs that lack composite-video inputs. S-VHS quasi playback lets you watch, in regular VHS resolution, tapes recorded in Super-VHS, normally only compatible with more expensive S-VHS machines. A set of front-panel audio/video inputs accommodates a camcorder or gaming console.

A set of left/right analog-audio outputs channel audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals for DVD can be routed through the player's digital-audio outputs (one each of RCA coaxial and Toslink optical) for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver.

What's in the Box
DVD/VCR combo unit, a multibrand, full-function remote control, remote batteries, a composite-video/stereo analog-audio interconnect, a user's manual, and warranty information.

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameJVC
Item Weight9.8 pounds
Product Dimensions19 x 14 x 7 inches
Item model numberHRXVC26U DVD/VCR Combo Unit ( Black )
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #70,576 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableMarch 26, 2004
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50 of 50 people found the following review helpful By B. Christensen VINE VOICE on November 26, 2004
We wanted to reduce the number of components in our "rack" since we built a new AV room and wanted to hide everything as much as possible (as opposed to the college days when you wanted to cram as many components into your rack as possible!). Anyway, this unit is just a tad over $100 at retail shops, and performs well for its intended purpose.

We use the DvD player for all our new stuff and Netflix arrivals, and then use the VCR to play all the kids' old VHS movies (which we have hundreds of!). The unit performs well and the manual is very thorough.

There are many features that you may never need, and have not found anything lacking for our needs. I have the unit hooked up to a Philips 60" rear projection TV and an Onkyo TX-SR701 receiver. I only have three complaints about this unit:

1) The VHS motor is very weak for rewinding tapes; if there is the slightest drag on the casette mechanism (either from age or poor construction) this unit simply won't rewind the tapes! Or, it will putter along so slowly that it is agonizing to watch. I plan on buying a separate tape rewinder in order to deal with this problem, which really should be unnecessary.

2) Noisy DVD operation. This is my first DVD player, so I'm not sure if this is a common issue or not, but when playing DVDs you must have the sound volume up pretty high in order to not hear the high-pitched whine of the DVD spinning in the background.

3) You must use two input channels on the TV or receiver with this unit if you want to use component video for the DVD player. The VHS player only outputs via S-Video or composite - no component video.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By E. Baluca on August 18, 2004
Everything works as stated. I've been able to play my DVD+R,-R, VCD's, photo cd's. Able to record shows on the VCR while watching a movie on the DVD player. I've only had it for a week so far, so hopefully nothing goes wrong.


VCR is very loud when fastforwarding and rewinding.

Automatic time setting did not work, had to do it manually. Not sure if the problem is with my cable provider or the unit itself.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Nero's Fiddle on March 1, 2005
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I was getting frustrated. I had bought three DVD players from major brand names. All of which would freeze up about an hour into a semi-dirty DVD. Well, with three kids in the house all under 7 years old, my DVD's do occassionally get a little dirty. But not scratched, not even that mucked up. I tried all things, dishwashing soap with warm water, "discwasher", etc. It helped a bit, but I thought I'd find a player that advertises that it can play less-than-perfect DVD's. I couldn't find any salesman who would vouch for one player over another in that aspect. Then my Sony VCR took a dump. I thought, "Here's an opportunity to save some space". So without a particular DVD player in mind, and needing a new VCR I went for a combo. I chose JVC because I had had their stuff before and it seemed tough. I needed tough. Plus I could always return it if it was that bad. To my surprise this JVC combo has been better than tough, it has been near perfect. Only once so far (two months) has the DVD playback stuttered and it recovered itself after a minute and kept playing. The VHS tape playback is best I've ever seen. It makes old tapes look noticably betterr. I don't how they do "progressive scan" for VHS but it works so well, I am buying another one to rip my tapes into my PC. It's inexpensive enough. I recommend this unit completely save for the remote, which is a bit ugly and causes my eyes to twitter in overstimulation looking for the one button I want.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Eric on December 31, 2004
I thought this unit was going to be a good space saving replacement for my old vcr and non DVD-R/RW compatible DVD player, but I was wrong. All around this product is poorly designed, especially the remote control and user interface.

Although this unit boasts it is DVD-R/RW compatible, DVD-RW discs that work properly with almost every other player skip during high motion scenes and during scene changes. Since I bought this player to play back media recorded on my computer, this makes the player rather useless to me.

I didn't like the remote control layout at all. Since many buttons are shared between the vcr and dvd player, most have two labels on top of them which is confusing. When performing certain functions the buttons you need to press are located far apart from each other. Buttons with similar functions are not clustered together. The remote can supposedly operate a TV. The instructions make no mention what brands of TV the remote can operate or how to program it to operate them. This leads me to belive that the remote can only operate a JVC brand television.

This player has many annoying little quirks. Powering on the unit will first power up the VHS deck causing wear and tear on the components, and then the unit will automatically power up the DVD deck switch over and start playing the disc before it will let you switch back and use the VCR. Ideally the unit should remember what deck you used last and only power up that one instead of both.

For VCR timer recording, not only does the VCR deck have to be powered off, but the "timer mode" has to be engaged by pushing a button on the remote. There is no button on the front panel to engage "timer mode".
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