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I need to change over all my VCR tapes to the latest reasonably priced technology. I need a system that will allow me to record a program on one channel and watch a different program on a different channel. So...please tell me what I need. Would it be something like this: I would like to purchase a dependable no problem easy to program DVD/VCR player/recorder with a TV tuner so I can change over all my VCR tapes to DVD. Or/and: I would also like to purchase the latest DVD system with a TV tuner (or whichever it seems will be the dominate surviving system: blue tooth or competitive model, which ever it seems will be the dominate surviving company)

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The best thing that you should do is to buy a brand new latest component. When you go for shopping inside the mall plenty of systems being sold by appliance center which fits your needs.

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