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For ultimate recording and playback quality and versatility, look no further than Panasonic's DMR-ES30VS combination DVD player/recorder and 4-head/hi-fi VCR.
This space-saving combo device offers the flexibility of recording on both DVD-RAM--ideal for instant chapter access and for multiple re-recordings--as well as DVD-R, DVD+R, and rewritable DVD-RW for full flexibility in recording and sharing your favorite programs (you can tailor your choice of format to the playback capabilities of your friends and family).
With the DMR-ES30VS you can digitally record superb picture and sound--up to 8 hours on a single-sided DVD-RAM or DVD-R/RW or DVD+R, thanks to Panasonic's original VBR (variable bit rate) technology.
The Time Slip feature allows the DVD recorder to be used as a digital video recorder, or DVR which enables simultaneous recording and playback. So you can watch last week's recorded episode of your favorite show while you record this week's episode.
In addition to recording new video content, the DMR-ES30VS lets you transfer favorite VHS recordings to durable, space-saving discs.
With one-touch 2-way transferring, you can dub a VHS tape to DVD by pushing a single button or vice-versa (so long as the disc isn't copy protected).
One-touch DVD recording will save your favorite programs from accidental overwriting by automatically scanning the disc for blank space before starting the recording process.
The DMR-ES30VS offers a progressive-scan video output for optimal picture quality when viewing a DVD movie on a high-definition or HD-ready TV. The higher-density video signal creates film-like DVD images with rich detail, extraordinary depth of field, and precise color reproduction.
VCR features include quasi S-VHS playback (plays Super-VHS tapes at standard-VHS resolution), Jet Search super-fast playback scanning, Jet Rewind, repeat play, and long-recording ability (10 hours to 1 VHS T-180 cassette). VCR Plus+ simplifies advanced programming. You can also record a TV program to VHS while you play or record something else on DVD.
Multi-Format Recording: DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW
Multi-Format Playback: DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW
One-Touch 2-Way Transfer (DVD < -- >VHS)
Time Slip Functions, chasing Playback, simultaneous Record and Play, Time Slip Button
1 Second Quick Start
Progressive Scan Video Output
Dimensions: 20.0 x 22.0 x 11.0 inches
2-'AA' Remote Batteries
AC Power Cord