In addition to common DVDs and VHS tapes, this unit plays DVD-Video/CD/Video CDs, as well as DVD-R/CD-R/CD-RW discs made with a personal computer. Its ColorStream component video outputs deliver fantastic color images, and the VCR unit features a 4-head 19-micron system. A 10-bit 27mHz video digital-to-analog conversion with high-resolution filter also adds to color purity, detail, and resolution. When recording DVD to VHS, provided the DVD has not been encoded with the macrovision copy protection, this unit provides easy copying without color distortion. It also sports picture zoom, commercial skip, and many other standard features.
The SDV280 features 24-Bit/96kHz PCM audio compatibility, which improves the sound in many types of discs, producing warmer, more natural-sounding tones. It also sports coaxial and optical TosLink digital audio output, is MP3 audio compatible, and features VHS hi-fi stereo.
This unit also includes icon-based onscreen displays, commercial skip, and picture zoom.