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Apex ADV-3800 Progressive-Scan DVD-VCR Combo

Apex ADV-3800 Progressive-Scan DVD-VCR Combo

List Price: $139.99
Your Price: $99.94
Product Info Reviews

  • DVD/VCR combination unit with progressive-scan DVD video and 4-head, hi-fi stereo VHS recording and playback
  • Front-panel inputs accommodate camcorders and gaming consoles
  • Active Fullscreen Function (AFF) displays widescreen movies in full-screen on 4:3 aspect-ratio TVs
  • Plays MP3 and WMA CDs, JPEG and Kodak Picture CDs
  • Coaxial and optical digital-audio outputs, Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround passthrough


Spin movies, music, photo CDs, and enjoy VHS tapes right from one handy device. The ADV-3800 from Apex includes a progressive-scan DVD-Video player with MP3 and WMA file playback as well as a four-head, hi-fi stereo VCR all in a single sleek, silver chassis.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the ADV-3800 stands ready to deliver the full potential of DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

For non-HD-ready TVs sets, the unit's top-of-the-line component-video outputs help minimize digital and line-scan artifacts on compatible advanced televisions, while composite- and S-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television. And, for standard 4:3 aspect-ratio TVs, the unit's Active Fullscreen Function (AFF) lets you view widescreen movies in full-screen, without black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.

The ADV-3800 also delivers the convenience of VHS recording and playback--a great way to time shift your TV viewing and share your camcorder footage with loved ones, and the only way to enjoy your extensive library of videocassettes. Your camcorder or gaming console plugs right into convenient front-panel jacks for fast hookups.

The VCR's four-head design ensures smooth slow-motion play (forward and reverse) and clear still-frame images, and with hi-fi sound the unit records and plays back stereo audio tracks. If you route the stereo output to an AV receiver, you can even enjoy four-channel (left, center, right, and monaural surround) Dolby Pro Logic mixes from TV and Dolby-encoded cassettes.

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