The world’s first Blu-ray-VHS dual player is to go on sale in the US from next month.
Made by Panasonic, the DMP-BD70V has a multi-format playback that allows users to play VHS, CD, DVD and 1080p high definition Blu-ray Discs.
It also allows standard DVDs and VHS tapes to be up-converted to 1080p resolution.
While the picture quality of VHS tapes obviously doesn’t rival Blu-ray, it does produce an impressive picture – something certain to appeal to the many households with stacks of VHS tapes lying around.
The DMP-BD70V has been available in Japan since last year.
The combo VHS/DVD/Blu-ray/SD Card Player is to be priced at USD $399.