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VCR/Tuner Video Problem - DVD Playback Issue

New out of the box (unfortunately sat around for over a year - no warranty). Whether playing a tape or just using the tuner, the video goes in and out. For a very short while it's perfect, and then it fades to snow, and ultimately blue screen. However, when playing a DVD, the audio/video is perfect. That is, until the unit warms up, and then the DVD freezes. My bad for leaving it laying around so long. Pure bad luck, because if nobody can give me an idea of a fix, it isn't worth taking to a service location. Thanks,

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SOURCE: JVC DVD Player/Video Cassette Recorder Model HR-XV2EK

try to clean your machine by playing a lens cleaner disc coz the lens might be dirt enough not to pick on data from the discs you play. if it does not work then isuggest you change the lens coz it might be weak

Posted on Aug 03, 2007

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Posted on Sep 09, 2007

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SOURCE: trying to copy an unprotected

did you try to copy to dvd from external source? does it then work? if so might use a cleaning tape for vhs, maybe solves the problem

Posted on Feb 10, 2011

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If it won't PLAY VHS tapes it must have a serious mechanical problem (if it even loads) or its heads are glommed up, so it obviously won't record them either. When's the last time you ran a cleaning tape through it?

Solve the load or playback problem and it will probably record.

Time and poor storage conditions are the mortal enemies of tapes. Store the in a 'played

Posted on Feb 26, 2011

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SOURCE: hello can you tell me if a jvc hr xvc1u VCR DVD

Sure it has a tunner look at the back of the set you will see two male connectors one has input and the other has out put.input is for the cable comming from your cable provider and out put is where you connect to your tv.just program it to cable from the menu display and you will be able to see all your channels depaends on the amount stored in the vcr.

Posted on Mar 06, 2011

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SOURCE: I received a JVC DR-MV80B

Try cleaning the video heads - assuming you got a 'snow' image with audio, see if it helps. Otherwise the VCR might require a head replacement/mechanical realignment, which could be expensive/uneconomical.

Posted on Mar 19, 2011

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