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I am currently using this whilst staying with my parents whilst working, and I must say it helps relieve the boredom! It's a nice silver colour with 2 slots on the front; one for videos and one for DVDs. I use the DVD side more, but both sides have buttons underneath them stating the usual - play, pause, rewind, stop, skip for the DVD side, all the controls you need for when you lose the remote (which my family has a habit of doing...). There is also a black screen which shows a digital clock and also the time of the DVD/Video whilst it's playing; it can only play one at a time, so whichever you've put in it will tell you how far into it you are! It's like any normal DVD or Video player except it's two in one. You can either play a video in it, useful if you do still have videos because I know a lot of people don't like throwing tem out but even more hate having a separate player for them, or you can play a DVD in the other side, a popular choice nowadays. I've only played one or two of both Videos and DVDs so far, and it's worked exactly like my other DVD player; pop the disc or tape in, press play for the Video or let the DVD start automatically, pause, rewind, fast forward or stop when needed. Easy. It's also got quite a stylish look too; I like the silver DVD players, and this pulls off that typical look quite well. Black ones look weird, but silver ones go with anything and make anything look good. I also have a silver TV so that helps!! It's the easiest thing to set up too; hook it into the TV, plug it in, set the time if you so wish, and pop in a film - done! The quality is good, the picture doesn't break, but obviously as it's not exactly the newest type of player it does skip on DVDs sometimes! Every player does that though, and there's been no problems with the Videos I played yet so kudos for that. The remote control that comes with it is silver too. I'm assuming that the buttons are labeled to show you which controls which type of film; as you may have guessed the remote is no longer with us, so I'm having to do everything by getting up and pushing buttons but it's really not that hard - they're smack bang on the front so you can't miss them, and the labels are that clear you don't even need reading glasses! It's probably not the best one to use, I'm sure there are newer models out there like this, assuming people still watch videos! For my uses at the moment though it's really good as I'm getting quite nostalgic being back home and have wanted to watch all my kiddies videos all over again!
the alba DVCR2 is a DVD Player and VCR which is still on todays market but for a low price of £39.99. I have had this for around two years now and i have had no problems what so ever. I Brought this from argos when it was around £79.99 when i first got this i throught that the price was a little high as the product is just a basic DVD Player and VCR with hardly no added features. The DVD Player and VCR are quite reliable but the DVD Player has a problem with copied DVDs such as family tapes that have been trasnsfered on to a DVD. The DVD Player plays them but it stops and skips so this is the only down side of the DVD Player. The lack of features means that this unit is very basic the unit does not include many features like todays units. You can now buy more up to date ones from £49.99 or even one with a DVD recorder from just £130.00 so now it not worth buying theses units so if you are after a dvd player with built in VCR do not get this one due to the lack of features and not able to play some types of DVDs. So Overall it has done a good job over the last two years but soon it will be going and will be replaced with one with a DVD recorded when i get some money saved up
The Alba DVCR2 combines a twin speed nicam VCR and a DVD player in one neat unit. On one side is a full featured VCR with nicam, twin speed, timer and auto tracking and on the other side is a DVD player with 2 channel stereo sound output, and all the usual DVD player features.