Sylvania's 20-inch color TV/VCR/DVD combination brings together a VCR, a basic DVD player, and a low-distortion Pure Flat tube color TV to give you everything you need to enjoy DVD and VHS movies and record TV programming. Its built-in DVD player plays a variety of media: prerecorded DVD-Video movies, DVD-recordable or DVD-rewriteable discs (both DVD-R/RW and DVD+R/RW), audio CDs, CD-R/RW discs, and MP3 audio discs. The VCR features automatic head cleaning, one-touch recording, and a 1-year, 8-event recording timer.
The DVD player gives you lots of control--you can freeze frame, advance frame by frame, or view in slow motion or fast-forward/reverse. For convenience, you can also stop playing a DVD and then pick up right where you left off (resume play), or add markers so that you can return directly to key points on your favorite discs. You can also set a disc or part of a disc to repeat over and over again, a useful feature for demonstrations or tradeshows. Other key features include a screensaver to protect the TV, parental lock, and the ability to choose from among multiple camera angles and multilingual subtitles (when available).
The 4-head VCR's HiFi stereo recording system offers excellent sound quality, with a dynamic range of 80 decibels, frequency response from 20 Hertz to 20 kilohertz and only 0.005 percent wow and flutter. The VCR's clock time conveniently sets itself when the unit is used within range of a PBS broadcast station. It automatically rewinds a tape when it reaches the end, and includes sleep and wake-up timers, as well as automatic repeat play, a useful feature for demonstrations or tradeshows. In addition to programmable timer recording and daily and weekly timed recording, it also gives you instant, one-touch, timed recording of anywhere from 30 to 480 minutes. The VCR records at two speeds, SP (standard play) and SLP (super long play). In SLP mode, you can search forward or backward through your recordings at either high or super-high speeds. In SP mode, you can search at high speed. Automatic power on/off saves time, turning the TV/VCR on automatically whenever you insert a tape, and turning it off and ejecting a tape after automatically rewinding it.
The 6720FDE's tinted, Pure Flat tube provides a more vivid, higher-contrast picture than ordinary curved-screen TVs. Its 181-channel cable-ready tuner can program channels automatically, a real timesaving feature (a separate cable converter may be required to display scrambled channels). The TV's onscreen menus can be displayed in English, Spanish, or French, it's capable of displaying Closed Captioning, and it offers V-Chip parental control.
The sound system includes two stereo, 1-watt, front-firing speakers with virtual surround sound and a headphone jack for private listening. Dynamic range control allows you to control the range of the sound volume, and Dolby Digital sound output (via an RCA jack) lets you send digital, multichannel sound signals from compatible DVDs to any audio/video receiver with a compatible input. The TV also includes video and stereo audio inputs in the front of the set.
What's in the Box
TV/DVD combo, remote control, batteries, rod antenna, operating instructions.