To use a JVC VCR and DVD combination recorder, first insert a VHS tape and recordable DVD disc. Holding the VHS button for two seconds activates the device’s recording feature. The One-Touch Expert Dubbing feature automatically skips any unwanted blank space on the tape from being recorded. The device also allows you to record non-copyrighted DVDs to VHS tapes. Some compatible camcorders are able to connect to the device for DVD and VHS recording.
The device allows recordings of up to eight hours on a DVD and up to 16 hours using a double-sided disc. Some compatible recording disc formats are DVD-RAM and DVD-RW. The recorder also plays other types of media, such as MP3 and CD discs. All new JVC recorder purchases come with a one-year parts and 90-day warranty. JVC’s official website, jvc.com, also allows customers to view the recorder’s instruction manual.
As of 2015, JVC has discontinued most of its VCR and DVD combination recorders. Amazon.com still sells some of the JVC recorders for about $999. The website also offers used devices available at a lower price. In 2009, the United States transitioned over-the-air antenna broadcasts to digital broadcasts. Most of the JVC recorders are made with analog broadcasting tuners, and would require a converter box.