The Toshiba V5470 was unique in having a Liquid Crystal Display LCD for the tape counter. It also had Cue/Review and pause modes and came with a wired remote control.
The Toshiba V-8600 claimed to be the first third generation VCR. It was the first model to use four video heads (compared to two heads as used be all models before). These four heads gave the VCR a superior pause mode, with virtually no noise on picture, and an excellent slow speed playback mode also with very little noise.