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.

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