Perhaps the most distinguishing of its high-end feature set is the unit's recording capabilities. You can record VHS to DVD, or DVD to VHS. This cross-recording offers a flexibility few others do. You can also play WMA and MP3 files; and view JPEGs.
The DVD player features progressive scan output. 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.
The tape player sports a HiFi 4-head VCR that delivers high quality video and stereo audio. VCR Plus ensures you see the best picture quality possible.
A host of output choices mean you can use whichever connection is most convenient or highest-quality. There's the standard composite A/V (RCA) jacks in both the front and rear. S-Video and component video output connect higher-end TVs, and digital audio output lets you send audio to most any home theater system.
The DVR-RT300-S is a great hybrid at an even more stellar price. This unit lets you play the old-school tapes and still enjoy the newest DVD technology.