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Panasonic DMR-BR630V gets Japanese launch

Panasonic DMR-BR630V gets Japanese launch

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In Japan, Panasonic has launched the DMR-BR630V personal video recorder that spans a fair few years of home cinema tech with a VHS deck and Blu-ray drive. In addition, there's a 320GB hard drive for storage and recording, and presumably to burn tapes... >>

HD video duo from JVC

HD video duo from JVC

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JVC/Victor has launched two new HD video recorders that allow the recording of two programs simultaneously. The main difference between the two models is their storage capacity: 250GB for the DR-HX250 and 500 GB for the DR-HX500. Shared specs include... >>

"Rescue Your Videotapes" launches

"Rescue Your Videotapes" launches

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MAGIX has announced the launch of "Rescue Your Videotapes". With this "video rescue package" you can back up your VHS and all other tape formats onto your PC or directly to DVD - and add animated menus if you so wish. With the cry to "save your precious... >>

USB VCR converter launches at Firebox

USB VCR converter launches at Firebox

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VHS tapes were rubbish. Dodgy tracking, limited lifespan, slow spools, below par quality, etc, etc. But we all have some classics lying around on tape somewhere taking up space and serving as as annoying analogue reminder of the past. Firebox want to... >>

Sharp goes 3-in-1 for video player

Sharp goes 3-in-1 for video player

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Sharp has announced the availability of a three-in-one video player that goes old school with inclusion of VHS. The AQUOS line of products incorporates VHS, DVD and a 250GB HDD for video recording and just like other AQUOS media recorders the DC-ACV52... >>

Panasonic DMR-ES30V VCR DVD recorder
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Panasonic DMR-ES30V VCR DVD recorder

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The video boom of the eighties and nineties had one rather untidy consequence - an unsightly pile of VHS tapes in every living room around the country, most probably full of stuff you might not have watched before taping over it again. The advent of recordable... >>

Panasonic launches DVD Video Combi again

Panasonic launches DVD Video Combi again

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Just as the news that Dixons is to stop selling VHS players in the UK, Panasonic has announced that it is happy to push a DVD player and Video Recorder combi that it released earlier in the year for those making the transition. The NV-VP31EBS offers you... >>

VHS players served last rites

VHS players served last rites

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After 25 years, it seems the video player has been served its last rites. Dixons, who controls over 60 per cent of the retail electronic market in the UK has announced that it has stopped selling VCR units in favour of DVD players. "We are now entering... >>