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Go Video VR2940 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

Go Video VR2940 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

List Price: $349.99
Your Price: $282.14
Product Info Reviews

  • One touch copy DVD to VCR or VCR to DVD
  • Record to DVD or VHS tape
  • One-touch copy of VHS tape to DVD or DVD to VHS
  • Camcorder input on front panel & record to DVD
  • AutoPlay skips ads & menus, goes right to start of movie


Whether you're recording or playing back, GoVideo's VR2940 dual-format DVD recorder and VCR has convenience written all over it. The deck is capable of copying VHS tapes to DVD and DVDs to VHS at the touch of a button (except where prohibited by copy-protection technology). For camcorder owners, transferring home movies to DVD has never been easier. A front-panel IEEE 1394 DV input accepts feeds from digital camcorders for easy recording to DVD and for playback on your TV. You get 8-event, 1-month timer recording and you can choose whether to record to tape or disc for each program item.

Record your favorite television shows and treasured home videos to high-quality, long-lasting DVD+R (write-once) and DVD+RW (rewriteable) discs. The recorder's built-in NTSC TV tuner and onscreen user interface permits up to eight timer recordings over a single month, with five recording speeds providing between 1 and 6 hours of content on each 4.7 GB DVD. DVD+RW media require no finalizing--you can record, eject, and play them with minimal fuss, thanks to "background formatting." This feature, which lowers total burning time, is an advantage over the "dash" formats. Other DVD+RW advantages include on-disc content editing and multisession writing.

When recording, the unit automatically creates a new disc title for every new recording. You can then add chapters to these recordings manually or have them automatically inserted at 5-minute intervals.

DoMiNoFX helps you create better-looking DVDs by digitally improving the input signal using 3 patented processes: TrueScan Pro, TrueView Pro, and PerfectView Pro. A technology called CleanCopy offers one-touch improvement and archiving of your VHS tapes to long-lasting DVDs. CleanCopy automatically enhances picture and sound quality for keeping your memories vivid.

The VR2940 is a first-rate DVD player, too. Movie fans will love GoVideo's AutoPlay DVD feature, which automatically skips ads, movie trailers, and disc menus, jumping right to the start of the main attraction. Simply place the disc in the tray, press the play key, and the movie will start without interruption. YourDVD, another GoVideo exclusive, simplifies your DVD player use by permanently storing the set-up preferences that--on most DVD players--need to be checked or unchecked every time you load a new DVD.

Other versatile playback features include progressive-scan video outputs and support MP3, JPEG, and Kodak Picture CDs. A variety of video and audio inputs--including front-panel connections for fast, temporary hookups--grant connection to virtually all televisions and home theater components.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the VR2940's DVD player stands ready to deliver the full playback potential of your 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.

And, unlike all other DVD/VCR combination products, the VR2940 will connect to your television and deliver DVD or VHS signals using any of its available video connections, including S-video and component-/progressive-scan video outputs. Now you can view both DVD and VHS content without having to change connections or switch TV inputs.

To help you navigate the transition from VCR to DVD recording, GoVideo's "white-glove customer care" includes free telephone assistance in making your first recording, should you need it.

What's in the Box
DVD player/recorder, a blank DVD+RW disc, a remote control, remote batteries, an RF coaxial audio/video cable (3 feet), a stereo analog audio/composite-video interconnect (3 feet), and a user's manual.

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