VCR/VHS is now a dead technology. DVD's have been the market leader for some time now, and now the release of blu ray means some questions how much longer DVD's will be around for. However I still have some VHS's and so still wanted a player. I figured it would be best to combine my dvd and vhs player into one easy to use unit. LG have provided the prefect product.
I have only used the VCR a few times but it works fine, nothing fancy, just a basic player. This also goes for the DVD player. However the best feature about this product is the fact that you are able to record on both DVD and VHS. I have never bothered to record onto VHS but the recordable DVD function is brilliant. The system is very easy to use and you are able to set up certain modes of recording. You are able to pre load information that will automatically record a programme as soon as it starts in several days time, which has proved very handy. You can purchase blank DVD's from almost any electrical appliance shop. These vary in quality and size. The disks I use can record up to 8 hours of standard quality video. However you are able to put in on fine quality, super fine and low quality. The better the quality, the more space on the disk it takes up. You are able to record several programmes on one disk, and there is a good, easy to use menu to select which programme on the disk you want to watch, or to delete unwanted material. Another great feature about this player is the ability to record from VHS onto DVD. This allows for precious home movies to be transferred and kept safe, without having to spend a lot of money getting a professional to do it for you.
I spent around £120 on this player several years ago from currys and feel it was a great purchase. I defiantly recommend this product. However with the inventions of Sky + and Virgin media's equivalent which allows recording direct to a set top box, LG's DVD/VCR combo's main feature has become obsolete.