Panasonic Broadcast has introduced a TV/DVD/VCR combination unit designed for schools. The AG-527DVDE combines functionality and ease-of-use to offer a variety of play options. In addition to running traditional VHS tapes and DVDs, the unit can play DVD-Rs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs and MP3s. The unit is also made to perform multifunctional tasks; for example, it can record a TV program on the VCR while a DVD is playing. The AG-527DVDE comes standard with a Panasonic Panablack picture tube, which delivers a distortion-free picture with precise color reproduction and clarity. The unit starts at $799. Panasonic, (800) 528-8601, www.panasonic.com/dvproline.
This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2003 issue of THE Journal.