AND Be a loss leader- they have to be losing money per unit. Volume will correct in their opinion. The SV 2000 models at Walmart. I have to hand it to this Japanese firm that of course manufactures in China as all do now. They are flooding the American market with their DVD Recorders. I have not tested them but you cannot disagree with my premise. They have 40-50 units in most Walmarts this Thanksgiving and Black Friday- of both kinds of DVDR's: $79-DVD Recorder only and a DVD Recorder that has VHS transfer capability for $99(Combo DVD/VHS). They claim to record and play all formats except DVD-RAM which would include DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW and play them. Great marketing strategy IMHO. They have set a new price level and many consumers will buy them at this price. Now the user interface- I may buy one to check that out because THAT is critical. Let's face it- if Average Joe can work it, and it performs as good or somewhat better than VHS, everything else is peripheral. I am going to buy both and check them out. Both units ONLY record 4 speeds(afaik) unlike their Magnavox Sams Club and Magnavox Walmart units(6 speeds) which even has SP+(2.5 hour record) and that I have tested AND is a very good DVDR without VHS combo for 99 bucks.
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11/27/06 at 10:58pm