The Panasonic PV-V4520 VCR is part of Panasonic’s latest line of VCRs designed for the year 2000 and beyond. This four-head VCR combines hi-fi audio capabilities with a host of convenience features. It is equipped with a 181-channel TV/CATV tuner and an illuminated, universal, stand-up Light Tower remote control. Commercial Skip may be used during playback of a tape to rapidly advance 30 seconds, 60 seconds, or two minutes with each successive push of a button on the remote.
A notable feature made standard in Panasonic’s latest line of VCRs is the VCR Plus+ feature, which lets users program the VCR by entering the PlusCode numerical codes that are found in many newspapers’ television listings and TV Guide.
Other features include Auto Clock Set with 24-hour backup and a trilingual onscreen display (French, English, and Spanish). Auto Clock Set, featured on every Panasonic VCR, takes advantage of the Extended Data Service signal from the user’s local PBS channel to automatically set and update the time and date. In the event of a power outage, the time and date will automatically be reset within 24 hours. This model also features index search and a tape position display.
The Panasonic PV-V4520 is Energy Star compliant, so it will draw significantly less power in the standby mode than noncompliant VCRs. Panasonic backs this model with a warranty of one year on parts, 90 days on labor.