Samsung Combination DVD and VCR


June 4, 2004

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For those who want the best of both worlds, and hate paying $35 for a recordable DVD disk, the Samsung DVDV5000 is a combination DVD player and VCR which also reads VCDs, Audio CDs and CD-ROMs and can copy DVDs that have no Macrovision protection to VHS tape. Indeed, if you connect this model to two different TV monitors, you can simultaneously watch DVD and VHS. Numerous niceties abound, including plug-and-play capabilities (it automatically memorizes all active TV channels), ultra-fast VHS rewind and fast forward (400 times playback speed), auto fit recording and an interval repeat feature.The unit also comes with a Universal Remote Control Unit and includes the G-CODE Programming System.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, (Australia's largest Telco), (Australia's largest employment site),,, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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