If you enjoy watching movies on your DVD player but still have movies and other events that you purchased or taped on VHS cassettes, a DVD VHS combo player will solve all your problems. There will no longer be a need to have two separate players so you will be saving space and simplifying the process of hooking up two different devices to your television set. Actually, some people have a TV that only offers ports for one device so if you are one of those people, you can now enjoy the pleasures of DVD and VHS playing. There will be no more double the messy wires to contend with, and with only one player most of the wires can be hidden behind your DVD VHS combo player.
You will also save money with having to only purchase one device. The advances in technology continue to simplify life for the consumer – both financially and in terms of ease of use and space.
There are some tips for ensuring that you get the best quality combo that will give you all the features you are looking for including versatility. When it comes to Signal to Noise Ratio this will determine the quality of the audio sound. You will have better sound quality if the decibel rating is higher. DAC stands for Digital to Analog Conversion. This is important for playing your DVDs as it converts the digital signal to an analog signal that the TV will be able to use. Therefore, you will want a good DAC rating. Front Panel Inputs save you the trouble of reaching around to the back of the device to plug in other media or devices. Input/Output is the type of DVD and analog signals that your DVD VHS combo player can read and transmit to the television.
The Panasonic DMR-EZ48VK DVD VHS combo player offers superb recording and playback of both DVD and VHS tapes. This player will easily transfer VHS taped material to DVD with just the push of two buttons – it does not get much easier than that. Copying from DVD to VHS is very simple as well, although that is probably something that most people will not need to do. The combo comes with four recording modes for DVDs. The XP setting is considered the best quality and it will record an hour of content; the SP mode will record for two hours and users seem to feel that they see no difference in the quality of the two modes. Four hours can be recorded in the LP setting and eight hours can be recorded in the EP setting, but quality does suffer in these modes. VHS tapes can be recorded at three different speeds: SP, EP and VP with SP being the best.
There are other great DVD VHS combo players available, for example, there is the Sony RDR-VX560, the JVC DR-MV150B, the Toshiba DVR670 and the Samsung DVD-VR375A to name a few. It would be wise to do an online comparison of these combos to ensure that the DVD VHS combo player you purchase will give you all the features you are looking for in this device that will definitely double your entertainment pleasure!