D-VR3.jpgToday, both Toshiba (pictured) and Pioneer announced that they will be offering a simple way to archive your old VHS tapes to DVD. The Toshiba D-VR3 will be available in July and combines Toshiba’s high quality DVD recorder that uses DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, and DVD-R technologies with VHS 4 head Hi-Fi capability. Pioneer’s DVR-RT500 is a full-featured combination player/recorder that also offers one-button transfer from VHS to DVD. Along with the high-quality DVD recording capabilities, the DVR-RT500 offers playback for progressive scan DVD, .mp3 and WMA compressed audio formats and a .jpg photo viewer. It also offers one-touch timer recording. The DVR-RT500 will be available in September, both will retail for $499.