Toshiba's contribution to this trend is this inexpensive VCR/DVD combination. The four head recorder plays and records standard VHS tapes and records in SP/SLP speeds with Hi-Fi Stereo sound. Because of the prevalence of set-top tuners these days, it has no internal tuner of its own. The single disk DVD player reads a variety of DVD and CD formats including VCD (video CD) and displays JPEG images as well. Looking for an inexpensive addition to that modular entertainment center you're building? Perhaps you should consider this unit from Toshiba. I'll just stand over here and wait patiently while you give it some thought.
• MULTI-FORMAT DISC PLAYBACK The Toshiba SD-V296 is compatible with various video and audio disc formats including DVD Video, DVD-R/RW, VCD and CD-R/RW for great versatility. • FULLY-FEATURED VCR The Toshiba SD-V296 incorporates a full-featured 4-head VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) providing multiple playback options so you can enjoy your old VHS collections in the way you like. • ONE-TOUCH RECORDING Connect the Toshiba SD-V296 to your cable or satellite box, and start recording the program you're watching simply by pressing the Record button! • DOLBY DIGITAL AND DTS COMPATIBLE AUDIO OUTPUT The Toshiba SD-V296 provides a coaxial digital audio output that supports Dolby Digital and DTS DVD audio formats for high-resolution multi-channel surround sounds.
• COLORSTREAM PRO PROGRESSIVE SCAN COMPONENT VIDEO OUTPUTS ColorStream Pro Component Video Outputs deliver stunningly colorful images when connected to a progressive scan capable TV set. The progressive scan image is flicker-free, with virtually no visible NTSC line structure or motion artifacts, and offers better resolution than standard interlaced images.