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The JVC DR-MV79B is a DVD/VCR video recorder combo from JVC's 2008 lineup and is a step down from the DR-MV100B.

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easy to setup and use, very intuitive design

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simple and attractive design, looks good on the shelf

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doesn't switch resolutions automatically, need to push the button on the front panel to do it

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doesn't read dual-layer DVDs at all

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will sometimes stop recording and shut down by itself

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instruction manual is poorly written, doesn't cover many of the functions

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has a hard time reading discs, inconsistent performance

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The JVC DR-MV79B is a DVD/VCR video recorder combo from JVC's 2008 lineup and is a step down from the DR-MV100B.  Unlike the DR-MV100B, the DVD recorder is tunerless and instead features JVC's Timer Link technology for recording TV programs via an AV connection.  It offers 1080p up-conversion for improved audio and video quality and is also capable of VHS-to-DVD dubbing.  The DR-MV79B supports playback of DivX files and offers a variety of playback and recording formats including –R/RW, +R/RW and DVD-RAM discs.  It features progressive scan output and has a variety of connectivity options including an HDMI output and a convenient front-panel DV input for hooking up a camcorder to the device.  The video recorder has an MSRP of $200 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

  • 1080p Up-Conversion
  • Built-in VHS VCR
  • VHS-to-DVD Dubbing
  • Tunerless
  • JVC Timer Link
  • Dolby Digital/DTS Digital Output
  • Supports DivX Compression
  • Black Finish
  • Inputs: 2 x Composite, 1 x Front-Panel DV
  • Outputs: 1 x Composite, 1 x Component, 1 x S-Video, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Coaxial, 1 x Optical Audio
  • Playback Formats: VHS Hi-Fi, DVD-Video, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R, +RW, +R, +R (Dual), CD, SVCD/VCD, CD-R/RW, WMA/MP3/JPEG Digital Still/DivX(R) (CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, +R/+RW)
  • Recording Formats: VHS Hi-Fi, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD-R, +RW, +R
  • Dimensions: 16-15/16 x 2-7/8 x 10-1/4
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