Satellite surprise

LG has added a new twist to the VCR by releasing a model that combines the functions of a satellite receiver.

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By  Simon Duddy Published  February 4, 2004

LG has launched the world’s first combined video cassette recorder and satellite receiver into the Middle East. The device is aimed at satellite companies. “Digital fusion is the way forward for many home electronics products,” said PC Choi, president of LG Electronics Gulf FZE (LGEGF). “The simplicity of design and the saving of both space and energy, when combining two products into a single unit, make it a very attractive proposition. “There is also the cost saving advantage of having a digital satellite receiver with built-in video recorder in one. “With this in mind, LG will be aggressively marketing the DSR/VCR product to satellite broadcast providers as well as direct to the customer.” LG’s LSV-700W can scan over 32 satellites at the same time and programme over 4,000 TV and radio channels. The receiver also has the ability to download software updates from satellite. The VCR element of the home-entertainment solution has a one-touch timer record function to tape satellite broadcasts to VCR tape, an auto-head cleaner and self-diagnostic ‘Video Doctor’ to detect any faults that may be developing and alert the viewer before they become a problem.

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