From the latest issue of the British magazine “What Hi-Fi”- first test of the JVC DR-MH30 HD DVD recorder:

For – Quality hard drive, DVD recording and playback for reasonable price.

Against – Only that (as always) lower-quality recording modes give poorer

Verdict – (5 stars) This JVC is an extremely impressive proposition: it’s one of the best recording options around.

“JVC’s latest digital recorder model marries as impressive spec and excellent performance to what looks like a very competitive price…Television pictures from the DR-MH30 are excellent: detailed, well balanced and low in noise. DVD and hard-disk recordings are fine, too: in the highest-quality recording mode they’re as close to the original as you could hope for, though colours can be slightly blanched in both cases.”

These results are almost identical to our member reports!