Sensory Science Corporation (Amex: VCR) today announced it is shipping its new DVR-5000 combination DVD+VCR to retailers throughout the United States. The world’s first combination DVD and VCR in one, the DVR-5000 is the perfect combination product for consumers who wish to convert their living rooms into home theaters without having to purchase multiple components, and provides users with the ability to upgrade to a DVD without losing the features and versatility of a VCR.
The unit can play DVDs, audio and video CDs, and VHS tapes, and users can watch a DVD while recording a TV program. Users can playback MP3 files on CD-ROM, and it is also compatible with CD-R. RF inputs and outputs located on the back of the unit allow for connections to both new and older model televisions, a feature not included on many current DVD players. Patents on the DVR-5000 are pending.
Users can also record non-copy protected DVDs to VHS at the touch of one button. The unit’s Hi-Fi VCR seamlessly integrates with the DVD and contains four heads for superior slow motion and stop action, and VCR Plus+ C3(TM) for easy programming of the VCR, cable box, and satellite in one easy step. The VCR plays back S-VHS tapes at better than standard resolution and has a 16-event/one-year timer recording feature.
This home theater solution contains a Dolby Digital® 5.1 channel surround sound decoder providing a robust surround sound experience, and also has DTS digital output for DTS-enhanced DVDs (with attached decoder). The DVD also features a 10-bit video digital to analog converter and 27MHz advanced digital filter for superior video quality. Component, S-Video, and composite video outputs provide flexible connectivity and optimum performance. A headphone jack with volume control is also included.