The unit incorporates a time base corrector and component output for DVD and VHS. These features improve the quality of pictures from VHS when dubbing to DVD by reducing the jitter typically contained in images from worn and older videotapes (time base corrector) and by recording in progressive scan (only one set of component cables is required to connect the DR-MV1 to your TV to utilise both the DVD recorder and the VHS recorder).
Motion Active Progressive Scan Output generates a progressive scan signal from interlaced scan sources, such as TV programs recorded on DVD. For movie sources, the deck also delivers progressive pictures without interlacing the original pictures.
The DR-MV1 can memorise data from up to 1,300 programs and then can tell you which disc to load to view a particular show. After you load the disc, animated thumbnails help guide you through the recorded content.
Simultaneous recording and playback of TV programs, available with DVD-RAM, offers functionality similar to that of a hard disk drive and its i.LINK input terminal allows you to dub and edit MiniDV video camera content.
The recorder also comes with two tuners so you can simultaneously record two different programs from two different channels on DVD and videotape.