Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by briancameron, Nov 11, 2003.
Are there any DVD Recorders with VHS combined? Are any coming up for release.
Yes - the Panasonic E70. Don't know the release date or price yet although expect it to be around £400 (online price).
not keen on combi units why not get an E50 for £250 and a good VCR for £100 cheaper and should work better!!!
About to show my ignorance, but what the heck...
What is bad about combi units? thanks for the info guys.
The general reasoning is that you get better results by buying the best product in each specific category, i.e. the best DVD recorder and the best VHS machine. Certainly the majority of people here would always say get seperates.
The advantage of buying combos is that you get devices designed to work with each other without unforeseen compatibility issues. But if you know what your doing this isn't going to be an issue anyway.
The major thing is when one is broken usually so is the other e.g. a faulty power supply will affect both and you gotta send the whole thing for repair.
Perversly it generally always costs more to buy a combo than separates.
I've never seen a combo that can transfer macro coded videos to DVD.
Many other issues as the others have said.
Combo is neat though and I have one (DVD player + VCR)amongst all my other gear. The £59 Broksonic from safeway - not exactly quality but, at that price!
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