Pros Good quality DVD recording. Reads every disk I have put in it so far, something my Samsung would not do even from day one. Play back is good on all formats.
Cons None so far
Summary I would say to anyone looking for a combo recorder this is a good one for the money. I will see how long it lasts. I have had this unit for only a month but have recorded a least two dozen DVD'S on all the different types of disks. It is easy to set up and just as easy to operate, so far I am pleased.
"1 month owner"on by tonosamagtk
Pros Everything working so far except playing DVD-RAM disk. Unit is easy to setup and use.
Cons Playing a movie DVD-RAM disk has occasional cutoff of sound. Not sure whether this is due to the unit or the original movie recording.
Summary I like the fact that this unit has a digital tuner.
Pros They worked when new.
Cons totally useless now. JVC No help at all, have written that company off!
Pros Very good recording quality. Decent price in a not very crowded market segment. Sam's under $200.
Wanted a Combo unit to save space and also because we could still play and record VHS if we wanted. (still like old school)
Cons Menu is NOT very intuitive. Buttons are small. Difficult to program and then label discs.
Summary This is my second one. First one failed after 2 weeks and was replaced. I would recommend the extended warranty thru Sam's. Here's why. I also have a DR-MV100B model which is almost identical to this one. It too failed....but just days past it's 1 year warranty. DVD drive unit failed. That's about a $200 part according to the JVC repair facility. $80 to change it plus shipping. I raised hell and they ate the part costs, but that could have been avoided with the extended warranty. In reading other reviews it appears this is a common failure so be forewarned.
Pros good playback on dvd's and vhs tapes. easy to use
Cons none, other than it stopped working just out of the warranty
Summary bought 2 yrs ago at walmart and last month it stopped working. it will turn on and say "hello" and 10 seconds later it turns off and you cant eject the disk or nothing. It happened all the sudden and i havent figured out the problem yet but i think it is related to the power supply.I kept it plugged into the wall all the time and i used it almost daily but i wont pay that much for another one