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Review of "JVC HRXV2"

published 15/06/2004 | JGreenwood1
Member since : 12/06/2004
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Pro Convenient/ Reliable/ Good picture quality
Cons If you need to send it in for repairs you can't play videos or DVDs
Sound Level
Value for Money

"Video/DVD All-in-one!"

I've had this Video/DVD combi for well over a year now and I couldn't be happier! No longer must my room be constantly rearranged to fit in numerous new appliances as this does everything you could possible want it to do!

Firstly - Video features are fairly standard, play, rewind, fast-forward, pause and frame-by-frame watching. Time recording is very useful for when you can't be bothered to stay up late to press record on a film (which I often used to do!) and you can set it to record several programs in succession. However the greatest feature is the ability to record DVDs onto videos in this one machine, though you will need another VCR if you want to copy videos to videos.

DVD features will equally rival most standard DVD players also allowing slow motion, pause etc and providing you with a stunning picture and sound quality. Make no mistake there have been no sacrifices made to produce this beauty and it doesn't look half bad either. All major buttons feature on the front of the box and there's also a small display screen for both the VCR and DVD player.

If that's all you thought it could do then it gets better! If you have a CD with mp3s/ wmas (songs) or jpegs (pictures) then you can listen to them on this or have a slideshow of your latest holiday. I have a few CDs containing all my albums in mp3 format so with the press of a button I can change between albums or create my own playlist (a few buttons need to be pressed for this function).

And that's not all!! The nifty little remote control provided not only gives you access to the VCR and DVD player but, by use of instructions in the manual, can be configured to work for your TV as well!! - so this is especially great if you've lost your current remote! For a neat machine like this you may expect to pay excessive amounts of money but surprisingly, and rather impressively, you can get this from prices as low as £60 though admittedly I had to pay a bit more (I can't remember exactly how much but it's still great value!!).

I suppose the only downside to this DVD/ Video combi is that if it does decide to not work (mine hasn't yet and I don't think it intends to) then you will have to send in the entire box leaving you deprived of both your beloved DVD and Video players. However mine seems to be pretty reliable so far and I would highly recommend this to anyone considering buying separate DVD and Video players or indeed a combi such as this. Ideal for film addicts like me!!

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  • COOOEEE published 01/08/2004
    I entered this into the AV Devices competition. Good luck. Fionaxx
  • patriciat published 15/06/2004
    Certainly saves a bit a space, I could do with one. Pat.t
  • cybersplat published 15/06/2004
    nice review
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Product Information : JVC HRXV2

Manufacturer's product description

Are you someone who wants to buy all of the latest DVD releases and also has a collection of favorite movies on VHS tapes? Well, JVC has the perfect solution for you - the HR-XV2 DVD/CD Player Hi-Fi VHS Video Cassette Recorder - a DVD/CD Player and VHS Video in One Deck. This 2-in-1 deck gives you the best of both worlds! The HR-XV2 lets you enjoy a variety of digital media including DVD Video and Video CD. You can play all of your favorite DVDs - a format that is becoming the predominant choice for rental software. Moreover, it performs brilliantly as a versatile and comprehensive audiovisual center unit for any home cinema system. But that's not all. This deck is also a comprehensive audio disc player, compatible with CD Audio, CD-R, CD-RW, as well as MP3/JPEG files (on CD-R/RW). So by installing the HR-XV2, you can enjoy your favorite tunes whether it's on a store-bought music CD or a home-burned MP3 disc, high quality DVD material, and view your JPEG holiday photos! The VHS side of the 2-in-1 HR-XV2 offers a broad array of features that many video users will find familiar and convenient such as NTSC playback, VideoPlus and 1 month/8 program recording. The VHS recorder allows off-air recording and continued enjoyment of your accumulated tapes. Equipped with RGB-compatible SCART and S-Video outputs, the HR-XV2 can be connected to a wide variety of TV sets and the latest video projectors. The deck's 2-in-1 design also provides unique advantages, like watching a DVD while recording a TV program on VHS tape, or even dubbing from DVD to VCR (non-copyrighted material only) without any cables. The HR-XV2 provides an ideal space saving solution for those who want to enjoy the latest DVD releases but don't want to be cut off from their favorite VHS recordings, in a single easy-to-use deck.

Product Details

Manufacturer: JVC

DVD Player / Recorder: DVD Player

Blu Ray Playback: No

MPEG4 Recording: No

PCMCIA Interface: No

DVD-RAM Recording: No

DVD+RW Recording: No

DVD-RW Recording: No

DVD+R Recording: No

DVD-R Recording: No

Compact Flash Card: No

Smart Media Card: No

Multimedia Card: No

Memory Stick: No

Show View: with Show View

Super Audio CD Playback: without Super Audio CD Playback

MP3 Recording: No

DivX Playback: Without DivX Playback

Table / Portable: not Portable, Static

DVD Audio Playback: without DVD Audio Playback

Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: Yes, No

Integrated VCR: with Integrated VCR

Real Dolby: without Real Dolby

HDMI Interface: Without HDMI Connection

xD-Picture Card: No

Width in mm: 435

EAN: 4975769260018

DVI Interface: Without DVI Connection


IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No


DVD+RW Playback: with DVD+RW Playback

DVD+R Playback: DVD+R Player

Height in mm: 98

3D: No

DLNA certified: No

Type of SD Card Interface: No

Type of Memory Stick Interface: No

Ethernet: No

DTS Decoder: without DTS Decoder

MP3 Encoding: No

HD-DVD Recording: No

HD-DVD Playback: No

Blu-ray Recording: No

DVD-R Playback: DVD-R Player

Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No



BD Live: No

DVD-RW Playback: DVD-RW Player

Product Description: JVC HR XV2EK - DVD/VCR combo, JVC HR XV2E - DVD/VCR combo

Dimensions (WxDxH): 43 cm x 29.3 cm x 9.8 cm

Weight: 4.8 kg

Power: AC 230V ( 50/60 Hz )

Product Type: DVD / VCR combo

Remote Control: Universal remote control - infrared

DVD: DVD player

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

Audio: Stereo

TV Tuner: Analogue tuner

Localisation: English / Europe

MP3 Playback: without MP3 Playback

Photo CD Playback: without Photo CD Playback

Built-In Modem: No

Colour: HRXV2 EKL


Included Accessories: Universal remote control


Power Consumption Operational: 23 Watt

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


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

Type: DVD player

Media Load Type: Tray

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WMA, MP3

Search Speed: 100x, 16x, 2x, 4x

Slow Motion Speed: 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1/16

Video D/A Converter: 10bit / 27MHz

Audio D/A Converter: 24bit / 96kHz

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

DVD Features

Multi-Language Select: Yes

Multi-Subtitle Select: Yes

TV Screen Saver: Yes

Multi-Camera Angle Select: Yes

Picture Zoom: Yes

DVD Additional Features: JPEG photo playback


Media Type: VHS

Features: One-touch recording/playback

Device Type: VCR

Recording Speed: SP, LP

Search Modes: Zero search, skip search

Indexing Functions: Automatic indexing

Playback Speed: SP, LP

Video Head Qty: 4

Auto Tape Speed: Yes

Programmability: 7 events / 1 year, 7 events / 1 month

Media Format: PAL

TV Tuner

Stereo Reception System: NICAM

Analogue Channel Presets: 88

Type: Analogue tuner

Reception System: PAL

Video Features

Programme Guide Features: Timer Programming

Electronic Programme Guide: VideoPlus, Showview

NTSC Playback on PAL TV: Yes

Commercial Skip: Yes

S-VHS Playback Capable: Yes

Remote Control

Features: Multi-brand compatibility

Type: Universal remote control

Technology: Infrared

Remote Control Technology: Infrared


Connector Type: Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - front ¦ Antenna ( IEC connector ) - rear ¦ 2 x SCART ( 21 PIN SCART ) - rear ¦ Component video output ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ S-Video output ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - rear ¦ SPDIF output ( TOS Link ) - rear ¦ SPDIF output ( RCA phono ) - rear ¦ 2 x audio line-out ( RCA phono x 2 ) - rear ¦ RF output ( IEC connector ) - rear

Clock & Alarm

Clock: Yes (digital)



Product Type: DVD / VCR combo

Width: 43 cm

Depth: 29.3 cm

Height: 9.8 cm

Weight: 4.8 kg

Localisation: English / Europe


Parental Lock: Yes

Parental Control Type: Front Panel Block, Password

A/V System Recommended Use: Home

Audio System

Response Bandwidth: 8 - 44000 Hz

Signal-To-Noise Ratio: 100 dB

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.008%

Digital Audio Format: Dolby Digital output, DTS digital output

Dynamic Range: 100 dB

Surround Sound Effects: 3D Surround

Output Mode: Stereo


Coaxial Digital Output: Yes

Optical Digital Output: Yes


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