Old meets new in this slick but pricey DVD/VHS combi
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If you're in the market for a no-frills DVD/HDD recorder, we think that Panasonic might just have the machine for you...
In Panasonic's latest AV wonder, digital recording coexists happily with a bygone analogue era called VHS
Panasonic's DMR-EX79 offers top quality upscaling plus Freeview, hard disk and DVD recording
Do you still have VHS tapes that you want to play – or, better still, transfer to DVD? Then Panasonic's smart-looking DMR-EX98V could be for you. As a DVD recorder-cum-VCR-cum-hard disk drive, it's certainly an interesting proposal.
The latest in a best-selling line, Panasonic’s DMR-EX78 is its first UK DVD/HDD recorder with DivX playback. Also new is Freeview Playback, which delivers PVR-style functionality. Other key attractions include 1080p upscaling via HDMI, a 250GB hard-disk (for up to 441 hours of recording), a USB port for playing photos and MP3 files stored on memory devices, FireWire for digital camcorder dubs, multi-format DVD recording and the neat ability to act as a music jukebox. It’s enough to make any AV fan salivate.