Featuring a four-head hi-fi VCR for excellent picture and sound resolution with VHS tapes, this device is compatible with VHS, DVD, and MP3/CD, CD-R, and CD-RW formats. The DVD function features a high-speed viewing mode with Smooth Motion Scan for scanning DVDs at five speeds, up to x100. There's a still-frame mode, and Dolby Digital and dts composite, component, S-video, and digital audio outputs.
This player sports Simulated Surround Sound, which replicates a movie theater audio experience using only two speakers, making multiaudio channel DVDs effective without an elaborate home theater system. It's also home theater ready, sporting the necessary outputs and connections for easy hookup to speakers, preamps, and other home theater devices. Connections include front A/V input, composite, component and S-video-outputs, and a digital audio output.
The PV-D4742 also comes with Panasonic's Multi-Brand Universal Light Tower remote control, an illuminated remote that operates your DVD/VCR, and most TVs and cable/DSS boxes, and even a head cleaner for the VCR.