Re: Combined VHS/DVD players

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Tue, 5 Feb 2002 09:39:58 -0800 (PST)

We have recently purchased 5 Panasonic TV/VHS/DVD combos. They've worked
great so far and I agree with Patricia's comments about the need to
offer access to all formats. We have ten carrels set aside as priority
course reserve stations, and we replaced five with the new combos. This
was a must for us because we simply did not have the space to add stand
alone DVD players.



Thomas E. Herndon
Multimedia and Interdisciplinary Programs Librarian
Johnson Center Library
George Mason University
703-993-9063 (fax)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Patricia O'Donnell" <>
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2002 11:13 am
Subject: Re: Combined VHS/DVD players

> We bought seven of the Panasonics for our Media Lab. I had to return
> several of them which were purchased from Fry's (I should've known
> better...) because the DVD drives were "grinding", but we eventually
> scrounged all seven from various retail outlets. They work fine. I
> initially hesitated to go down this road because if one component
> needsrepair we'd lose the other by virtue of their integration
> into one box.
> The overriding need to continue supporting VHS while moving into
> DVD format
> convinced me in the long run.
> Regards,
> Patricia O'Donnell , Manager
> OID-Instructional Media Library
> (310) 206-1248