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The latest flagship hard disk/DVD recorder from Toshiba enters a market dominated by the likes of Panasonic, Pioneer and Philips, all of which have recently impressed with multi-faceted machines that do much more than simply record TV. Toshiba has struggled to match its more talented rivals in this department, so the RD-98DT will be looking to even up the score a little.
With hard-disk and DVD recording now commonplace and hi-def recorders just around the corner, VHS may seem like an antiquated concept. But just as vinyl lives on despite the popularity of MP3 downloading, the millions of video tapes still being hoarded has granted VCRs a stay of execution.
Toshiba's recent ad campaign revived its famous 'ello Tosh catch-phrase from the 1980s and there's another throwback to that era in its new DVD recorder - there's a video cassette deck inside too
The latest HDD/DVD combi from Toshiba has a greater hard-disk capacity (250GB) than its rival and an additional digital tuner. It’s some £70 dearer than its Philips counterpart, but does it justify the extra expense?