With JVC's Auto Select feature, all that's required to begin DVD or VHS playback is to insert a cassette or disc. That's it--the component will begin playback of whichever format it senses. And, at the touch of a button on the unit's slim, newly designed remote control, the HR-XVC29S will replay either the last 10 seconds of a DVD or the last 7 seconds of a videocassette.
Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the HR-XVC29S stands ready to deliver the full potential of your DVDs via JVC's Direct Digital Progressive Scan feature. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. Shared (DVD/VCR) composite-video and RF outputs--in addition to DVD-only S-video outputs--together accommodate all standard (non-HD) TVs.
Exclusive VCR features include 1-month, 8-event programming, index search, auto clock setting, and auto tracking. The unit offers an RF input for cable-box signals. S-VHS quasi playback lets you watch, in regular VHS resolution, tapes recorded in Super-VHS, normally only compatible with more expensive S-VHS machines. A set of front-panel audio/video inputs accommodates a camcorder or gaming console.
A set of left/right analog-audio outputs channel audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals for DVD can be routed through the player's digital-audio output (RCA coaxial) for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver.
What's in the Box
DVD/VCR combo unit, a multi-brand, full-function remote control, remote batteries, a composite-video/stereo analog-audio interconnect, a user's manual, and warranty information.