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JVC DR-MX1

The DR-MX1S delivers the ultimate in recording conveniences. Twin Tuners lets you record two different shows at the same time. With its 160GB Hard Dri...

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Excellent

ProEverything in one package

ConsThe manual is useless.

As you may have noticed this is not a short review, however I have tried to include many of the features of this product so please try not to give up before the end. Please bear with the abbreviations too. I have tried to explain their meaning on first use and hope you can keep with it. Enjoy...

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Not for me

“expensive mistake”

published 03/09/2006

Proauto dub of whole vhs tape to hard drive

Consunreliable unpredictable

I already had the DRMV1 - same as the later MX1 but no HDD drive. Manuals are typically US/far east a different version of the English language with which I am not familiar. Eg altho at pp36/39 covers video recording mode - does not cover audio recording mode . Still this appalling quality of...

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Satisfactory

“Could do a LOT better”

published 03/05/2006

ProEdit out the commercials

ConsDense manual, poor menus, etc

The combo states it will record anything from the HDD to either VHS or DVD. Not strictly true. If your TV channels come digitally by cable or satellite this machine is not for you. Any digital sourced material can only be recorded in VR mode (incompatible with most DVD players and some other...

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Product Information : JVC DR-MX1

Manufacturer's product description

The DR-MX1S delivers the ultimate in recording conveniences. Twin Tuners lets you record two different shows at the same time. With its 160GB Hard Drive capacity, you can record 72 hours of your favorite programs at the highest picture quality. Enjoy simultaneous recording and playback on the hard drive.

Product Details

Manufacturer: JVC

Table / Portable: not Portable

MP3 Playback: with MP3 Playback

Super Audio CD Playback: with Super Audio CD Playback

Integrated VCR: without Integrated VCR, with Integrated VCR

Built-In Modem: No

MP3 Recording: No

DVD Audio Playback: without DVD Audio Playback

Real Dolby: Real Dolby Digital AC3, Real Dolby AC3

Show View: without Show View

DivX Playback: With DivX Playback

Photo CD Playback: without Photo CD Playback

Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes

DTS Decoder: without DTS Decoder

Number of Discs: 1

Memory Stick: No

Multimedia Card: No

Secure Digital Card: No

Smart Media Card: No

Compact Flash Card: No

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No

DVD-R Recording: Yes

DVD+R Recording: No

DVD-RW Recording: Yes

DVD+RW Recording: No

DVD-RAM Recording: Yes, No

DVD-R Playback: DVD-R Player

DVD+R Playback: DVD+R Player

DVD-RW Playback: DVD-RW Player

DVD+RW Playback: with DVD+RW Playback

PCMCIA Interface: No

MPEG4 Recording: No

Blu Ray Playback: No

DVI Interface: Without DVI Connection

Progressive Scan: No

DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Recorder

Hard Disk Capacity in GB: 160

Remote Control: Universal remote control - infrared

Audio: Stereo

Internal Storage: Hard disc drive - 160 GB

VCR: VHS - 4 head(s), VHS - 4 head(s) - PAL

DVD: DVD recorder

Weight: 6.7 kg, 7.2 kg

Dimensions (WxDxH): 43.5 cm x 38.3 cm x 9.6 cm

Product Type: DVD recorder / HDD recorder / VCR combo

Product Description: JVC DR-MX1 - DVD recorder / HDD recorder / VCR combo, JVC DR-MX1SE - DVD recorder / HDD recorder / VCR combo, JVC DR-MX1SEK - DVD recorder / HDD recorder / VCR combo

Power: AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

TV Tuner: Analogue tuner

TV Tuner

AutoClock Set: Yes

Channel Coverage: Cable:1-113, VHF:2-13, UHF:14-69

Analogue Channel Presets: 181, 99

Stereo Reception System: NICAM, A2

Type: Analogue tuner

Digital Player (Recorder)

Internal Storage: Hard disc drive - 160 GB

VCR

Features: S-VHS quasi playback

Programmability: 8 events / 1 month

Recording Speed: SP, EP

Playback Speed: SP, EP

Video Head Qty: 4

Media Type: VHS

Device Type: VCR

Media Format: PAL

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Universal remote control

Power

Power Consumption Operational: 43 Watt, 47 Watt

Voltage Required: AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

Type: Internal

DVD

Supported Digital Audio Standards: MP3

Media Load Type: Tray

Programmability: 32 events / 1 year, 16 events / 1 year

Recording Mode: XP, SP, LP, EP, FR

Audio D/A Converter: 24bit / 192kHz

Video D/A Converter: 10bit / 54MHz

Recordable Media: DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW

Media Type: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RAM, SVCD, DVD-R, HDD, DVD-RW, DVD, CD, Video CD

Type: DVD recorder

CD Playback Modes: Programme play, A-B repeat, random play / shuffle, all tracks repeat, one track repeat

DVD Repeat Modes: A-B repeat, all, title, chapter

Picture Modes: Pan and scan, widescreen, letterbox

Connectors

Optical Digital Output: Yes

Coaxial Digital Output: Yes

Audio System

Digital Audio Format: Dolby Digital output, DTS digital output

Output Mode: Stereo

Surround Sound Effects: Virtual Surround Mode

System

Features: Progressive scanning (line doubling), simultaneous recording and playback

Parental Lock: Yes

A/V System Recommended Use: Home

General

Product Type: DVD recorder / HDD recorder / VCR combo

Width: 43.5 cm

Depth: 38.3 cm

Height: 9.6 cm

Weight: 6.7 kg, 7.2 kg

MPN: DR-MX1EK, DR-MX1SE, DR-MX1SEK

Connections

Connector Type: Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front ¦ S-Video input ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - front ¦ 2 x composite video/audio output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ S-Video input ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - rear ¦ S-Video output ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - rear ¦ SPDIF output ( TOS Link ) - rear ¦ IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) - front

Remote Control

Features: Multi-brand compatibility

Technology: Infrared

Type: Universal remote control

Remote Control Technology: Infrared

Video Features

Electronic Programme Guide: VCR Plus+ C3

NTSC Playback on PAL TV: Yes

S-VHS Playback Capable: Yes

DVD Features

DVD Additional Features: JPEG photo playback

Video Noise Reduction: Yes

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