Want to embrace Blu-ray without abandoning all those episodes of M*A*S*H you recorded to VHS? Panasonic’s Blu-ray/VCR combo player could be the answer.
The DMP-BD70V is a BD-Live compatible Blu-ray player featuring a front USB port, memory card slot and amazingly, a "slot" for inserting your old VHS tapes. Otherwise, it offers the same features at the DMP-BD60 Blu-ray player, such as on-board Dolby TrueHD, DTS-Master Audio Essential decoding and networking functions such as VIERA Cast Internet content, including Amazon Video On-Demand.
While it seems like a strange combination in one device, the upside is that the DMP-BD70V will upscale both DVD and VHS to 1080p. Expected to sell for around the US $500 mark, it will hit the shelves in the spring.