My VCR is giving up the ghost, so I’m shopping for a replacement. I’ve got scads of video cassettes so I’m not giving up a VCR. I’m interested in a DVD player as well, since DVD’s seem to be the wave of the future. I’m hardly a snobbish audio/visual technophile, I just need something that will set up easily, play my tapes and cassettes without memorizing a page of directions and last for at least 5-10 years until the next electronic marvel is introduced. I live in a one bedroom condo so I’m not gonna even hook up my machines to a stereo system because I don’t need all that much sound.
Okay, after getting all that exposition out of the way, do I have to get a separate VCR and DVD players, or is the technology now good enough so that I can get a machine that does both well and won’t break down quickly? I plan on purchasing a Sony or Toshiba, well known brands that have a track record. Thanks for your recommendations.