Excerpt: With all the attention being lavished on new tech such as 3D TV and Blu-ray, it's easy to forget where it all started. Products like the Panasonic DMR-EX99V serve as a timely reminder that there are people for whom DVD is still the disc du jour and who need a VHS tape deck to play all those old movies and home recordings. The 'EX99V also acts as a Freeview PVR.
Pros: Multi-functional, 250GB HDD, reasonably easy to use, solid, detailed images, makes quality recordings
Cons: Styling looks drab and dated, some picture noise, struggles to keep a grip on moving images