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JVC SR-VD400US Pro-HD D-VHS Recorder/Player

JVC SR-VD400US Pro-HD D-VHS Recorder/Player


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The SR-VD400US is JVC's first affordable high-definition system. This system plays all variations of D-VHS included encrypted recordings, password protected and non-password protected recordings.

With an HD MPEG-2 encoder analog and digital source material is transferred rapidly, saving you time and money and giving you a quality image to review when completed.

The SR-VD400US is ideal for business owners who want their presentations to be picture perfect every time. It is also ideal for the home video enthusiast who wants to own the best of the best and will settle for nothing less than top quality video signals even when viewing VHS technology.

Versatile VCR
This VCR is packed with so many capabilities and the highest picture quality possible. Used as a stand-along HDTV player or as an integral part of a television production facility the applications are endless.
D-VHS Format Recording and Playback
Record MPEG-2 Transport Stream data, including high definition material, for professional quality recording and playback.
Pro-HD Encrypted and Password Protected Playback
The SR-VD400US plays back all D-VHS tapes, including secure program content and programs not viewable on ordinary D-VHS decks. Password protected programs are playable when you have the correct password.
A built-in MPEG-2 encoder/decoder (CODEC) enables D-VHS recordings from NTSC analog and digital sources. Signals are transferred to MPEG-2 format and recording time is dramatically decreased.
Versatile IEEE-1394 Connectivity
Connect a computer, digital set-top box or HD camcorder and transfer or record HD digital signals directly to your VTR.
HDTV Component Output
With component outputs you can view your programs on plasma monitors and other HD displays, greatly enhancing your video watching experience.
Playback Picture Format Converter
All formats can be down-converted to 480i for easy viewing on standard monitors or up-converted to 720p or 1080i for viewing on technologies latest displays.
Analog VHS, S-VHS Recording and Playback
Play and record analog recordings in VHS and S-VHS modes. Perfect for screenings of footage that has to look above par.
S-VHS/VHS NTSC standard

Video format: MPEG2 standard
Audio format: Encode MPEG1 Layer2

System NTSC
Number of Heads DA-4 (Double Azimuth) head
Record Speeds HS, STD, LS3, LS5, SP, EP
Playback Speeds SP/LP/EP
Repeat Playback Yes (50 times)
Jog/Shuttle On VCR No/No
Jog/Shuttle On Remote No/No
Tracking Adjustment Automatic and Manual
Slow Motion Yes
Frame Advance Yes
Skip Playback No
Audio Signal Hi-Fi Stereo
SAP (Second Audio Program)
PCM & Standard

Dolby Digital

Manual Audio Level Control No
Insert Editing Yes
Flying Erase Head No
Audio Dubbing Not Specified by Manufacturer
VCR Plus Yes
Commercial Advance No
Cable Box/DBS Control Yes
Program Timer Weeks/Events 52/24
Auto Clock Set Yes, Automatic and Semiautomatic
Auto Head Cleaner No
Index Search Yes
Inputs i.LINK (DV IN) - x 2 (4-pin, S400)
RCA Connectors - x 3
S-Video Connectors - x 3
Outputs i.LINK - x 2 (4-pin, S400)
RCA Connectors - x 2
S-Video Connectors - x 2
Component Video - x1 (Y, PB/CB, PR/CR)
Digital (optical) - x 1
Control Ports JLIP Terminals
A/V Compu Link
Tuner Yes
Remote Control Multi-Brand Remote Control
Power Requirements AC 120V, 60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.1 x 3.7 x 15.3" (43.5 x 9.4 x 38.3 cm)
Weight 12.1 lbs (5.5 kg)
Warranty 1-Year Limited and 90-Day Parts and Labor
JVC SR-VD400US Pro-HD D-VHS Recorder/Player
  • Audio Cable
  • Infrared Remote Control Unit
  • 2 x AA Battery
  • RF Cable (F-type)
  • S-Video Cable (4-pin)
  • Controller
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