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DVD and Vhs Recorder/player Combo with Up-conversion

3.3 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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  • Records DVD±R/RW
  • VHS HiFi DVD video, DVD±R/RW, CD, SVCD, VCD, CD-R/RW, JPEG and MP3 playback
  • HDMI output with 720p and 1080i up-conversion
  • One-touch dubbing system, and one-touch 7-second replay
  • Progressive scan DVD and VHS player
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: JVC
  • Model Number: DRMV7S
  • Parental Lock: N
  • Audio Output Mode: Stereo
  • DVD Media Load Type: Tray

Product Description

JVC DR-MV7S DVD Recorder & VCR Combo - It's 2006 and you still have VHS tapes lying around? Well they won't last forever in your closet, so pick up this DVD Recorder/VCR combo unit and start transferring your memories to longer lasting DVD discs while you still can! This unit also features a DV Firewire input, so you can save your camcorder footage to DVD as well. The DVD recorder can even be used like a VCR, recording your favorite TV shows in stunning DVD quality. 16-program/one-month timer Progressive Scan 6 Hours of recording per disc HDMI Output DV Firewire Input Component Video Output Dolby Digital/DTS Output 1.5x Playback with Audio 3D Surround Sound Only 3.1 Tall Color - Silver

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name JVC
Item Weight 13.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 12.2 x 16.9 x 3.1 inches
Item model number DRMV7S

Additional Information

ASIN B000H3906K
Customer Reviews
3.3 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #516,893 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#1,309 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > DVD Players & Recorders > DVD Players
Shipping Weight 13.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available July 20, 2006

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By CLR on December 10, 2006
Verified Purchase
I am really impressed with this machine. All you have to know is three things when coppying a vhs tape to dvd recording . Initialize the blank dvd. Be in vcr mode when you press the dubbing button. And finalize from the "home" button in dvd mode after the recording is over and you are done.

You can feel the quality in this machine. It is also multi tasks rewinding and finalizing flawlessly.

I think JVC is better than Panasonic for the money and the quality. Buy this. I just converted my entire vhs camcorder movie library twice in 1 day to dvd. Wow.
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I have converted over 50 VHS tapes of our family (having six children). I tried other methods which took a lot of time and had mediocre results. Considering the importance of the project (archiving and moving irreplaceable family memories to a new media format to prevent degradation and loss over time), I purchased the JVC DR-MV7S duplicator/player from Vanns. The choice was made carefully taking note of the dismal ratings on other similar machines costing much more. Vanns gave me the best price and prompt delivery. I was surprised that the machine worked as easily as it did out of the box with little reading.

The machine asks to have a new DVD disk initialized when inserted, that takes about a minute. Putting a tape in requires the stop button to be pressed. I make sure the tape is rewound. I use the remote to choose "Dubbing", "VCR>DVD", then I have to make the choice of time "1hr, 2hrs, 4hrs, or 6hrs" (this is an important step you must know the running time of the video (SP, LP, SLP, etc.). Then I just choose "Dubbing". After the machine is finished it rewinds the VHS tape and ejects it, creates an index for the DVD and shuts itself off. I have to turn the power on, eject the DVD, re-insert the DVD, go into the menu and choose "FINALIZE"; I was confused at first as to why my DVDs did not play in any other machine because I did not know that the disk had to be finalized in a separate step (there could be another way, but I have yet to find it). I start a copy before I go to work, before supper and before bedtime and am confident the machine will perform the task and turn itself off.

I give my highest recommendation to this machine. I am very technical, but I do not have to understand much to use this machine. I give my hardiest endorsement of "[...] and the equipment maker "JVC".
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I purchased this primarily to convert 18 years of family VHS tapes to DVDs for preservation and later editing. I'd tried getting a tape into my PC by going through an external Dell analog-to-digital converter, and the results were horrible (terrible resolution; bad color). I then investigated specialty devices that are designed for doing the conversion, but they cost at least as much as this product, so it seemed worthwhile to give this a try.

In a word, the conversion worked very well once I figured out a few quirks. The manual's English is better than average, but plan to spend some time puzzling over instructions that appear complete, but aren't quite, and idiosyncrasies of the process that just seem arbitrary. Once I got through these problems, the process was easy and worked flawlessly on every tape.

As a VHS recorder / player, the unit has worked well, too. It's not quite as easy to program as my Sony VHS recorder (which can be programmed even if the TV is turned off), but it's not rocket science.

Playing DVDs is as straightforward as with any other DVD player.

Regarding up-conversion of tapes to higher resolution playback, be aware that this requires using the HDMI connection to the TV. That's the way I have it set up, but I'm honestly not sure whether it's making a difference. The tapes certainly don't look worse, but is there an improvement? It's hard to know.

Overall I am very satisfied and definitely would recommend this as a relatively inexpensive way to transfer VHS tapes onto DVDs.
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Excellent machine records flawlessly VHS to DVD.I have recorded movies via DVD from directv with professional quality;also VHS recordings of shows that I want to watch via timer when I am away in SLP mode are clearer than my old vhs recorder.Up conversion is a huge plus- Great Buy!!
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I never had the opportunity to discover if this is a quality product - it failed the second time I used it. That could happen with anyone's product so I contacted JVC's local repair organization and took the machine to them on February 16th. Today is May 18th and I still have no repaired machine or replacement. I contacted JVC's "Customer Care" unit on numerous occasions with no results. Several times they said they would get back to me "tomorrow" and never returned the call. I still have hopes but you can be sure I will never purchase a JVC product again. I hope this doesn't happen to you.
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I really like this dvd and vhs recorder. It is easy to set up and easy to use. I have elimated one remote with this device and that is definately a benefit.
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