John, I have a SONY duel DVD/ VHS player that I bought in 2004 new.
I had trouble with a tape getting stuck in there recently, as it seems
that the VHS clearence is rather tight. (Some tapes are fine, and others
struggle to eject.) Also, I wonder if SONY is still the quality brand
we knew it as for awhile. They're made in China now and from the "hum"
it makes, it doesn't seem as good as what we've come to expect.
Then, my better half insisted we get an all-region DVD player to play some
foreign discs she was given, so we now have both.
I was pleasantly
surprised that the DVD and VCD's that my fellow FECC Elvis fans
have sent have all worked fine on this one. I'll have to check the brand,
but it was from BEST BUY.