Upscale your VHS to 1080i
If you have a new LCD or Plasma high definition and tried playing VHS on it, you probably have noticed that it doesn’t look very good. I don’t know whether upscaling the 200 or so lines to 1080i will make any major difference, but with the new JVC DR-MV7S DVD/VHS recorder you get upscaling to 1080i/720p of both the DVD and VHS deck and an HDMI output. The price is $270.
Full press release from JVC:
JVC OFFERS VERSATILE DVD RECORDER COMBO
DENVER, JVC offers a DVD recorder combo designed for consumers looking to streamline their home entertainment set-up without sacrificing function.
The JVC DR-MV7S DVD/VHS recorder makes VHS to DVD dubbing a snap, and provides a single unit for playback of both formats. It features an HDMI output for convenient connection to display devices and a DV input to simplify the transfer of camcorder footage. It records DVDs in the DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R formats, and is compatible in both playback and record with +R dual layer discs. Features include an HDMI output with 1080i/720p up-conversion for both the DVD and VHS portions of the deck, so the signal matches the resolution capability of the connected HD display. It also includes a DV (IEEE 1394) input and component video outputs. Also offered are a 16-program/one-month timer, progressive scan, six-hour recording maximum, Dolby Digital/DTS output, 1.5x playback with audio, 3D surround sound, and a slimmer, easier-to-use remote control. Compatible playback formats are DVD-Video, DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R, CD, CD-R/RW, VCD/SVCD, JPEG and MP3.
The DR-MV7S is available immediately and sells for about $270.