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1. Toshiba SD-V392 DVD/VCR Combo
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2. Toshiba SD-V592 Toshiba SD-V592
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3. Toshiba D-VR4 DVD Recorder/VCR
$329.99 list($549.99)
4. Toshiba D-VR3 DVD Recorder/VCR
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5. Toshiba SD-V55HT DVD/VCR Home
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6. Toshiba SD-H400 Combination Progressive-Scan
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7. Toshiba SD-V65HT DVD / VCR Home
$104.99 list($219.99)
8. Toshiba SD-V391 Progressive Scan
$309.00 list($199.99)
9. Toshiba SD-V290 DVD-VCR Combo
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10. Toshiba SD-V390 Progressive-Scan
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11. Toshiba MW20FN1 20" Flat Screen
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12. Toshiba SDV-291 DVD/VCR Combo
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13. Toshiba SD-V280 DVD-VCR Combo

1. Toshiba SD-V392 DVD/VCR Combo (Silver)
list price: $179.99
our price: $99.94
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Asin: B0001FV35U
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 67
Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Featuring a progressive-scan DVD player combined with a four-head hi-fi VCR, this Toshiba SD-V392 dual-function unit delivers the crisp resolution and enhanced sound of high-quality DVDs paired with the ability to record your favorite programs and movies on VHS tapes. The unit flexibly interacts with a number of audio and video formats, including DVD-Video, DVD-R, video CD, audio CD, and CD-R/RW, along with MP3- and WMA-encoded formats and JPEG digital photo CDs. Like other versatile DVD players, the device also offers a selectable display format, which delivers a choice between interlaced or progressive scan depending on whether users own a HDTV-capable TV. Progressive scan displays images at a higher scan rate for a sharper, richer picture, while interlaced is the standard for traditional non-HDTV televisions.

The VCR is equipped for most common and high-end functions, featuring a program timer, 30-second commercial skip, and even the ability to watch DVDs while recording a TV show. The VCR's hi-fi stereo is bolstered by its built-in MTS decoding, which delivers a clearer audio performance. The DVD player is also compatible with a variety of enhanced audio functions, as its coaxial and audio digital outputs connect to Dolby Digital- and DTS-capable receivers for rich surround sound. The player also supports virtual surround sound, creating an audio environment that broadcasts simulated full theater sound over a two-speaker system.

The system connects to other components through its component-video, S-video, and composite-outputs, along with the aforementioned digital audio outputs. The player includes a 54 MHz/10-bit video DAC and 192 kHz/24-bit audio DAC, and comes with a full-featured remote control.

What's in the Box
DVD player/VCR, remote control, AV cables, user's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Progressive-scan DVD player/4-head hi-fi VCR combo unit; 17 x 4 x 10 inches (W x H x D)
  • Plays DVD-Video, DVD-R, video CD, audio CD, CD-R/RW, MP3, WMA, and JPEG formats
  • 192 kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converter delivers warm, rich sound
  • Component, S-video, and composite outputs for video connection, plus coaxial and optical digital audio outputs
  • MTS decoding, Dolby Digital and DTS outputs, and virtual surround sound

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Buy this unit!
This is more of a love hate kinda thing. First I love the fact that it records and plays DVD's that the same time! The only other unit I have found that does that is an Apex. The picture is great both in tape and DVD. Now for the bad! The remote control, its white with black (with is OK) and orange thats right orange lettering with is hard to see when trying to use the unit at first. Also its not a smart remote, ot only works for the unit. Other than the remote it's a great unit, it has all the bells and whistles.

1-0 out of 5 stars DVD picture freeze
I have owned this machine 11 months. About a month ago the DVD picture would freeze. The manufacturer attributed the problem to a dirty or stratched DVD. I purchased a new DVD and the problem persisted. Seems this is a recurring problem with all brands.

5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly as advertised
I was scared off of Sony and Panasonic by some of the reviews, especially stories of the DVD door problems and the poor service. The specs for this combo DVD/VCR seemed to include everything I wanted. I almost passed on this one too because the dimensions as shown were too big for my cabinet. But I checked the Toshiba web site and found that the dimensions as shown on the Amazon page were incorrect. I notified Amazon and they have corrected the dimensions. I bought it and so far am quite happy with it. The remote has far more buttons than I have ever seen, but the manual is quite thorough. The set up is simple and the DVD door opens and closes quite smoothly. Everything I tried so far works. ... Read more


2. Toshiba SD-V592 Toshiba SD-V592 DVD/vcr Combo

our price: $166.99
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Asin: B0002Y6CGA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 2836
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Features

  • Cinema Progressive S
  • DVD/CD-RW/VHS/MP3
  • HDMI Conversion
  • 3D Virt Surround Snd
  • JPEG Viewer

3. Toshiba D-VR4 DVD Recorder/VCR Dual Deck
list price: $349.99
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Asin: B0007RB1UO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 12344
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Product Description

records to and plays DVD-R & DVD-RW, and DVD-RAM * progressive-scan playback for smoother video with HD-compatible TVs (via the component video output) * record to DVD while watching VHS, or vice versa * 2 sets of A/V inputs (2 composite, 2 S-video) * composite video output for DVD/VCR; S-video & 480i/480p component video outputs for DVD only * RF input/output for cable/antenna signals * front-panel A/V input with S-video * Note: Internal dubbing of copy-protected DVDs and VHS tapes is not possible * ... Read more

Features

  • ColorStream Pro progressive-scan DVD output for flicker-free images on high-definition and HD-ready screens
  • Front-panel audio/video (with S-video) input for easy connection with a camcorder, second VCR, or other device
  • Measures 17 x 3.5 x 12.3 inches (W x H x D)
  • DVD-RAM, DVD-R, and DVD-RW recording with Time Slip feature so you can view a show from the start while it's still recording
  • 4-head, hi-fi stereo VCR

4. Toshiba D-VR3 DVD Recorder/VCR Combination
list price: $549.99
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Asin: B0002J2IO0
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 890
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Amazon.com Product Description

Delivering great convenience on two fronts, Toshiba's D-VR3 combination DVD recorder and VCR opens a world of video recording and archiving options while saving valuable shelf space. It's a 4-head, hi-fi stereo VCR and a full-featured, progressive-scan DVD player that handles your DVDs, CDs, MP3 music discs, and JPEG-filled digital-photo discs, all wrapped into a component that stands just 3 inches tall. The recorder can store up to 12 hours of audio/video--whether broadcast programming or copies of your home movies to share with loved ones--on a 4.7 GB double-sided DVD-RAM disc and 6 hours on a write-once DVD-R or recordable DVD-RW.

The D-VR3's disc recorder offers the flexibility of recording on both DVD-RAM--perfect for instant chapter access and for multiple rerecordings--as well as DVD-R, the most widely compatible of the many DVD formats (great for sharing camcorder footage with loved ones). DVD-RW compatibility lets you erase and rewrite, though relatively few players and computer drives will play back DVD-RWs. DVD-RAM discs can be read, written, and erased more than 100,000 times.

Time Slip lets you use the device like a digital video recorder, or DVR. Because of DVD-RAM's speedy transfer rate, you can view the recorded portion of an ongoing program from the beginning, while still recording the show in progress.

The D-VR3 features a 181-channel cable-compatible tuner and advance programming accessible to both the VCR and the DVD recorder. Input your own program data or take advantage of built-in Gemstar VCR Plus+ (C3) technology for simplified programming. XDS auto clock set with Daylight Savings adjust ensures that your recorder will always be on time.

In addition to recording new video content, the D-VR3 lets you transfer and even enhance your favorite video recordings to durable, space-saving discs--a terrific way to archive, preserve, and access your movies and family videos. A convenient front-panel IEEE-1394 input is perfect for direct digital transfers of mini DV camcorder footage.

For superlative playback, the D-VR3 is equipped with a 10-bit/54 MHz video digital-to-analog converter capable of great color purity and detail. When connected to a high-definition or HD-ready television through its ColorStream Pro component-video outputs, the D-VR3 delivers a progressive-scan DVD picture. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.

The D-VR3 also features Toshiba's Digital Cinema Progressive (3:2 pulldown reversal) for DVD playback. DVD mastering commonly introduces a distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown reversal digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

The deck's abundant connections include 2 composite-video and 1 S-video input, 2 sets of stereo analog (left/right) RCA inputs (with a choice, for DVD recording, of uncompressed, linear PCM or, to conserve disc space, Dolby Digital 2.0 audio encoding). The DVD and VCR sections share a single composite-video output and stereo analog audio output (saving input space on your TV or audio receiver), while the DVD player also offers the component-video outputs mentioned above, an S-video output, and a pair of digital-audio outputs (1 coaxial, 1 optical) for channeling Dolby Digital and DTS multichannel surround signals to a compatible digital surround receiver.

What's in the Box
DVD recorder/VCR combo, remote control, remote batteries, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable, RF coaxial video cable. ... Read more

Features

  • DVD-RAM, DVD-R, and DVD-RW recording with Time Slip feature so you can view a show from the start while it's still recording
  • 4-head, hi-fi stereo VCR; VCR Plus+ (C3) simplifies DVD/VCR advanced programming
  • Progressive-scan DVD output for flicker-free images on high-definition and HD-ready screens
  • Front-panel audio/video and IEEE-1394 DV input for easy connection with a camcorder, second VCR, or other device
  • Measures 17 x 3.2 x 12.6 inches (W x H x D)

5. Toshiba SD-V55HT DVD/VCR Home Theater System
list price: $399.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B0001W01M4
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 1017
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The SD-V55HT from Toshiba is a powerful home theater in a box, featuring a combined high-end DVD/VCR/receiver component and six speakers ready to plug in and play. Enjoy movies in multichannel surround sound, record your favorite shows, play CDs, and listen to the radio with the SD-V55HT. All you need is a TV to complete your home theater setup.

The SD-V55HT's main component is a complete audio/video receiver, a progressive-scan DVD player, a high-fidelity stereo VCR, and an AM/FM tuner with a total output of 400 watts. Each of the five individual speakers cranks out 60 watts per channel and the subwoofer features 100 watts of power.

The DVD player in the SD-V55HT utilizes Toshiba's ColorStream Pro progressive-scan video technology to yield vivid colors, clean resolution, and reduced onscreen distortion. Digital cinema progressive scanning, or 3:2 pulldown, reproduces your DVDs in theaterlike clarity.

The versatile digital picture zoom option lets you can take full advantage of that picture clarity through the ability to magnify a portion of the picture onscreen while in freeze-frame mode or even while watching a DVD in real time. The feature is great for spotting details in movies or even adjusting letterboxed movies to fill your screen. The SD-V55HT also features a wide array of DVD features, including multiple angle selection, a fast-scan option that allows you to fly through DVDs at up to 20 times the regular speed, and three slow motion speeds.

In addition to playing a full range of DVDs, the SD-V55HT plays CDs and MP3 audio files, so you can enjoy your favorite music. You can also view digital JPEG photos from CDs created in your computer with the SD-V55HT.

The VCR provides a wealth of features as well, including high-fidelity stereo sound playback and four-head recording. You can play regular VHS tapes as well as high-resolution S-VHS cassettes as well. You won't have to miss a favorite TV show on movie night, because the SD-V55HT lets you record television programs on the VCR while watching a DVD. You can also copy non-copy-protected DVDs onto VHS tapes.

The VCR in the SD-V55HT is very user-friendly. Its clock automatically sets itself to the local time, and it also logs all available channels into memory the first time you hook it up.

Make the most of your music and movies with clear, clean sound. The SD-V55HT features pure digital reproduction and includes Dolby Digital, Dolby ProLogic II, and DTS decoders to supply the SD-V55HT's six speakers with a rich, realistic surround-sound experience.

The SD-5915 features rear-panel composite audio and video inputs, as well as a S-video connection. The front-panel A/V composite input makes it easy for you to hook up a video game, camcorder, or other components.

What's in the Box
Home theater component, five speakers, one subwoofer, remote control, owner's manual. ... Read more

Features

  • Features combo unit with progressive-scan DVD player, 4-head stereo VCR, AM/FM tuner
  • Plays DVD, CD, VCD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA, MP3, and JPEG discs
  • Composite and S-video inputs, coaxial digital audio output
  • Full surround-sound package with 5 speakers (60 watts per channel) and subwoofer
  • Main component measures 17 x 3.5 x 14.25 inches (W x H x D)

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Packed with features, well worth the price.
I have been shopping for a new stereo for the past 10 years. I have since moved into a house, acquired multiple televisions, VCRs, DVD players, but no home theatre system. Instead, everything ran through my television speakers. My shelf was loaded with an Xbox game console, a cable box, a low-end DVD player and an unreliable VCR. Spanning 5 shelves, there is no room for much else.

Then this system came along. My initial budget was $1,200 (About $500 for the receiver and the rest for speakers.) The Toshiba SD-V55HT is an out-of-the box home theater system packed with features to free up my shelf and upgrade my audio life. Priced at less than $300, this was an easy buy. I have had the system now for 2 months and I'm very happy with it.

The system comes with a VCR and DVD player and stereo receiver housed in one unit. The receiver has 5 different sound modes including Dolby Prologic II, Movie, Music, Matrix and 3-D Surround. In addition, there is also By-Pass which determines the type of audio is being received and handles it accordingly. It has one additional input in the back for my Xbox and another in front for the occasion when I want to hook up my video camera which I haven't tried yet.

The speakers are lightweight. At 60w each for the 3 front speakers and 2 rear speakers and 100w for the subwoofer, this system is ideal for a small room which I have.

The setup was a breeze. This is "stereos for dummies". Each of the speakers is color coded with a matching speaker wire. The manual helps you figure out how to get everything in the right place. The trickiest part is probably was getting my TV and cable box wired up properly, but essentially, its standard fare.

Once you are up and running, you can run the setup to tell the system where the speakers are to optimize the audio experience.

The system is silver and black with nice lines. The bookshelf speakers are short and small. It fits in well in my messy sun room without standing out.

The big win is the addition of a DVD player, MP3/CD player and a VCR in one unit. Everything plays great. I have no complaints about the sound but I upgraded from my television speakers.

I was a little disappointed that the AM/FM radio antennae are independent from the cable antenna. The package comes with a cheap loop antenna for AM and a wire antenna for FM. I pull both along the side of my entertainment console and then hide them both behind a clock. The reception is passable.

The remote is fairly familiar to handle the VCR, DVD player, MP3/CD player and radio. But you can't give up your other remotes. It doesn't handle the television or the cable box. This is really a bother since my TV is also a Toshiba.

The MP3 screen display unfortunately doesn't make good use of the space. The left half of the screen displays the track and navigates folders fine enough. The right have is reserved for manually assembling a play list which I will likely never do. I would have rather liked to see a full-screen with each track well displayed and this split screen only when I decide to build a play list.

The presets for the radio are a bit tricky. Each slot can hold an AM and FM station. This gets confusing when you switch to the radio and the wrong station comes up. I would have preferred that each slot is configured for one station and either AM or FM. A minor nit.

This plug-n-play system came with a DVD player, a CD and MP3 player, a VCR, AM/FM, cable and two other inputs. No doubt about it, at $299 this is a great price. Comparable systems lacked a DVD player, MP3 player or the VCR for the same price or more. One day, I am may still upgrade to the system of my dreams, but this is a nice step in the right direction.

Pros: Packed with features and well worth the price.

Cons: AM/FM seems like a poor add-on.

Bottom Line: Boat-load of features for a great price for a small room. ... Read more


6. Toshiba SD-H400 Combination Progressive-Scan DVD Player and TiVo Digital Media Server
list price: $449.99
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Asin: B0000AA9E8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 10172
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Early Adopters Pick: June 2003. This is the first combination DVD player-TiVo digital video recorder.

Toshiba's SD-H400 digital media server offers the convenience of no-fee PVR service with the option for immediate upgrades alongside high-quality, progressive-scan DVD-Video playback--all from a single, easy-to-use component. The SD-H400 houses an 80 GB TiVo Series2 PVR that comes with TiVo Basic service, providing free, limited TiVo features right out of the box, with no subscription fees.

TiVo Basic service offers the ability to control live TV through features like pause, fast forward, rewind, and slow motion playback of live television; three days of electronic program guide; and manual recording capability by time and channel. The SD-H400 is the first device to offer TiVo Basic service.

The SD-H400's DVD-video section is equipped with a 10-bit/54 MHz video digital-to-analog converter for maximum color purity, detail, and resolution. When connected to a television via the unit's ColorStream Pro component-video outputs, you'll be ready to enjoy Toshiba's Digital Cinema Progressive technology with either DVDs or TiVo PVR playback. The SD-H400 can also play formats such as DVD-R, DVD-RW, video CD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3 CDs.

Because the SD-H400 is built on TiVo Series2 technology, you have the ability to upgrade to full TiVo service to enjoy features such as Season Pass (the ability to record every episode of a program no matter when it airs, automatically), WishList (which finds and records programs that feature your favorite actor, director, or genre), Search by Title (which helps you find any show when all you know is its title), 14 days of program guide data, richer recording options, and an easy-to-use scheduling interface. (Full TiVo service costs $12.95 a month or $299 for a lifetime subscription; visit www.TiVo.com for detailed information.)

Another upgrade available to the Toshiba SD-H400 is the TiVo Home Media Option, a premium package of networked home entertainment. This configuration takes full advantage of the SD-H400's capabilities as a digital media server. The Home Media Option--an upgrade available via phone or broadband connection--lets you use the SD-H400's USB port to connect the SD-H400 to your wired or wireless home network and PC.

The Home Media Option adds the following features to the SD-H400: streaming MP3 files and digital photo viewing from a PC or Macintosh for playback through your TV or home-entertainment system, remote scheduling (through which you can schedule TiVo recordings from anywhere you can access the Internet), and connection to another TiVo Series2 PVR within your home (so you can share programs between the two units--for, say, viewing a program in the bedroom that was recorded in the family room, and vice versa). ... Read more

Features

  • Progressive-scan DVD player with integrated personal video recorder
  • Includes no-fee TiVo Basic service with the ability to pause live TV and store programs to the unit's 80 GB hard drive
  • Offers manual recording capability by time and channel
  • Compatible with DVD-R, DVD-RW, video CD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and MP3 CDs
  • Upgradeable to full TiVo service and TiVo home-networking capabilities (through paid services)

Reviews (27)

5-0 out of 5 stars Tivo is the key
I purchased the Toshiba SD-H400 about three weeks ago. I had previously owned a Tivo Series 1 recorder. What you basically are getting is a DVD player and Tivo Series 2 box that is light integrated. The functionality for recording is exactly the same as a regular Tivo Box. This means that it is designed to record from broadcast. By broadcast I mean cable or satilite. If you are looking to record things from you DV-Camcorder this is not the box for you. Also if you AV Input setup is complicated (use satilite for some channels and cable for others) this is not the box for you either. What this box excels at is convient recording for television programs. The plus of this box is it supports DVD playback. The DVD playback uses the standard Toshibia menus (not Tivo). The box is in one of two forgrond modes: Tivo Playback or DVD playback. Recording in the background can always occur. I like the Tivo EPG (Electronic Program Guide) data and find it easy to use for recording. My wife likes a single remote system that needs to switching (e.g. TV Input, etc). The box is easy to use and has some options for upgrade. Currently I have upgraded to Tivo Plus and the Home Media Option (this enables playback of MP3, WMA with plugin, and JPEG images from the PC). This is nice due to no hassle of finding the CDDA to play. I would highly remomded this system to people looking for a DVR and wishing to simplify their system setup. For expert users it is cheaper to get seperate units for the same funcionality. One nice thing about the combined box is digital audio output and progressive (including HD) output is enabled from Tivo. This is not possible with the seperate units.

5-0 out of 5 stars Combination unit is best of both worlds
This combo unit combines a great DVD player with a full TiVo system, meaning only one box on top of the television. It's super easy to use. I've had it for a week and I love it. Two things to note: 1) If you have a Toshiba Colorstream television, you will need to purchase a cable for the connection. The unit has the ports, but no cable is provided. The cables run $60-$90 or so. 2) There is no 30-second skip button like on TiVo units, which is a drag for skipping commercials, however it has a nice jump-back feature that accounts for your reaction time when hitting the play button during a fast forward. In short, you rarely miss any of the show after the commercial. Also, be sure to go to Toshiba's web site and get the rebate!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Product: Good Blend of Value and Function
I've had it for about a week and did not have any problems setting the system up. I was able to sign into the Tivo service quickly and am in the processing of connecting it into the wireless network and removing the phone lines.

For those who would like to simplfy their electronic gadgets for their TV, this is an excellent product. I was able to free up a DVD player for another TV in the house.

3-0 out of 5 stars Love It -- Failed in Seven Weeks
I wanted to get my wife a Tivo unit since her biggest hobbie is watching TV. The Toshiba SD-H400 intrigued me since the basic Tivo service is free and would save on the subscriptin service. So I bought the unit for Mother's Day.

I love the unit, and once you get used to it, the Tivo service is really great. However, after a mere seven weeks of use the Live TV function would "lock up". After powering off the unit, doing resets, and reformatting the hard drive, the unit would still lock up on a single frame every 2-3 hours of use. Toshiba Customer Service wasn't much help -- just told me to do a reset. I was able to finally get a replacement unit, but it took a lot of effort.

Great idea and cool features, but the reliability of the SD-H400 is suspect in my mind.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good value
I recently got this for $199. Excellent deal for the price. One of the best features is the free TIVO basic. This means if you upgrade later down the line, the resell value of this unit should be decent because you can get fairly good fuctionality without paying $12.95 per month. Or if you want to cancel your full TIVO, it will default to the free basic service. This is one feature real TIVO owners would like to have.

I also like the fact that I can connect this to just one component input on my TV and both the TIVO and DVD work fine.

As for noise, I don't hear it at all.

DVD plays virtually every type disk I tried, including DVD+RW. ... Read more


7. Toshiba SD-V65HT DVD / VCR Home Theater System
list price: $449.99
our price: $349.99
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Asin: B0001W01MY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 7258
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Amazon.com Product Description

Watch all the movies in your video collection in style and convenience with Toshiba's SD-V65HT. The silver and black system includes a space-saving combination DVD player/VCR coupled with a powered 5.1-channel speaker package. The DVD player is equipped with a ColorStream Pro progressive-scan output for superlative images on high-definition and HD-ready televisions, and in addition to full surround processing the system also plays your homemade CDs filled with MP3, WMA, and JPEG sound and image files. The VCR section offers 4-head, hi-fi playback and recording with convenient front-panel inputs for your camcorder, gaming device, or second VCR.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the SD-V65HT's ColorStream Pro DVD player stands ready to deliver the full potential of your DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. Composite- and S-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television.

The SD-V65HT also features Toshiba's Digital Cinema Progressive feature (3:2 pulldown). DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

The speaker package features 4 two-way satellite speakers (front and surround left/right, powered by 90 watts apiece), a larger center-channel speaker (for handling most dialogue and critical sound effects, also 90 watts), and a 150-watt, 7-inch subwoofer to drive home the foundation-shaking bass effects of your favorite movies. All 5 main speakers are acoustically matched for seamless blending.

Surround processing includes decoding of Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II (which generates surround output from stereo sources), and an optical digital-audio input facilitates hookup with a CD recorder or alternate surround processor.

The system's Digital Photo Viewer lets you see digital JPEG photographs on any television; an intuitive onscreen display helps you customize slideshows with a few simple clicks of the remote. You can zoom, rotate, and pan the photos, as well as set the actual viewing time of each slide.

Other features include picture zoom, two auxiliary video inputs (one with S-video), and a universal remote control.

What's in the Box
DVD player/receiver, 5 satellite speakers, 1 subwoofer, AM loop and FM antennas, remote control, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable. ... Read more

Features

  • DVD/VCR-based Dolby Digital/DTS home theater system with multichannel speaker setup and all requisite cabling
  • ColorStream Pro progressive-scan component-video outputs for seamless, flicker-free images on high-definition and HD-ready TVs
  • Digital Cinema Progressive (3:2 pulldown) optimizes DVD-based movies for their native 24 fps film rate
  • 6-speaker system with 90 watts per channel (left, right, center, left/right surround) and 150-watt powered subwoofer
  • MP3, WMA, and JPEG CD-R/CD-RW compatibility

8. Toshiba SD-V391 Progressive Scan DVD-VCR Combo (Silver)
list price: $219.99
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Asin: B0000BZH4T
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 7408
Average Customer Review: 2.84 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The progressive-scanning SD-V391 is a convenient, one-unit source for high-quality DVD and VHS entertainment. The DVD deck plays a variety of optical content, including DVD-Video, DVD-R, audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and video CD, as well as MP3 and WMA (Windows Media Audio) music files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs. A four-head, hi-fi VCR provides exciting stereo playback for your entire library of VHS tapes. You can even copy non-Macrovision-protected DVDs to videotape--perfect for sharing edited, DVD-based home movies with loved ones.

Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the SD-V391 stands ready to deliver the full potential of DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. The SD-V391 also performs 3:2 pulldown (Toshiba's Digital Cinema Progressive). DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.

Into digital photography? This dual-deck model is a perfect complement to your hobby. Its JPEG feature makes it easy to view digital photo shots burned to recordable CDs from a variety of digital cameras. The unit's array of home-theater-ready video connections includes composite-, S-video, and ColorStream Pro component-video outputs (the VCR requires its own composite-video or RF audio/video connection). The DVD player's internal digital-to-analog converters work at 24-bit, 192 kHz resolution to ensure optimum sonic quality from a range of digital program material.

Two sets of left/right analog-audio outputs (one each for the DVD player and the VCR) channel audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals from DVDs can be routed through the player's digital-audio outputs (one each of RCA coaxial and Toslink optical) for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver. In addition, readily accessible front-panel AV inputs permit easy connection for a game console or a camcorder for simple dubbing of home movies to the VHS deck.

For enhanced picture quality during VHS playback, the four-head hi-fi VCR uses a pair of 19-micron video heads, which deliver exceptional (near SP) picture quality of content recorded and played back in the extended play (EP) mode. Commercial skip lets you pass over commercials during playback. Other features include one-year, eight-event programming, high-speed (200x) rewind and fast-forward, index skip, auto head cleaner, and auto clock set--no more flashing "12:00"!

What's in the Box
DVD player/VCR, remote control, remote batteries, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable, and a coaxial video cable. ... Read more

Features

  • Space-saving combination DVD player and 4-head, hi-fi VCR
  • ColorStream Pro progressive-scan outputs with 3:2 pulldown offers seamless, flicker-free image on high-definition and HD-ready screens
  • MP3 and WMA Audio Playback with Coaxial and Optial TosLink Digital Audio Outputs
  • VCR includes 19-micron heads for clear EP recording, auto clock set, auto head cleaner, and commercial skip
  • DVD-Video/CD/Video CD Playback, and DVD-R/CD-R/CD-RW Compatible playback

Reviews (32)

5-0 out of 5 stars nice unit
I always enjoy writing good reviews...almost as much as I enjoy writing really bad ones. This is a good one. This unit is very nice to look at, it feels nice when you push the remote control buttons, and it even makes very nice recordings. I should have bought an editing VCR years ago, but instead I play with multiple VCR's, my PC, DVD players, phonograph players, cassette players and recorders and whatever I can patch in to my menagerie in genersal. I didn't really need another DVD player but since it came with this machine I figured it never hurts to have another source to throw into the mix. I love this machine. It makes really nice sounds when you fast forward or reverse, the remote control feels nice in my hand and has a good feel when I hit a button. I just completed my latest video creation using this Toshiba SD-V391 as the middle and main recorder for my mind-boggling production, whatever may be at fault with my production is not to be blamed on the Toshiba. To make a long story short....it worked great and after making the original tape at SP speed and playing it in my Sony and copying it back on the Toshiba, it is actually hard to tell which is the original tape.

I guess my only complaint is that they just don't make em like my old RCA Hi-Fi VHS recorder from 1985 which had a VU meter and seperate audio input controls etc etc...but which cost $250. The remote control does have some absolutely illegible red type on a dark grey background in one section that baffles the mind and causes serious eye strain when attempting to make out the letters. I'm used to little hard to see buttons, but when you can't even read the type with your glasses on under a good light you gotta think someone screwed the pooch. It's just one of those things you have to work around and soon you are familiar with the functions of the buttons and don't need to read em anyhow.

The DVD works well and when I tried some CD-R disc's with photos and MP3 files it showed and played them as advertised. I had some trouble with some MP3 files but it may have been a fault of mine when I did something somewhere along the line before they got to the Toshiba. I haven't messed with MP3 files for a couple of years and need to play with them more now that they could actually be usefull to me.

When you insert a tape or DVD and eject one or both of the afformentioned, it makes a nice sound and gives you a feeling of confidence and pride of ownership. These things are important. My Sony is starting to make rough and clunky noises whenever I hit the eject button...just a matter of time before it achieves critical mass and fractures a servo... or worse! I have a JVC Super VHS ET in line too and that has been a good, if not inspiring, machine for a couple of years. Anyhow, I would recommend this machine to anyone looking for a DVD/VHS combo and likes to play with editing sound and images. The input select button on the remote control is nice, once you figure out where it is..haha. I would buy this machine just for the VHS..oh yeah, I did...

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Unit
This unit is simple to set up and use. Good Warranty, its great looking and has simple hook ups. Easy to connect to use with an inexpensive TV like my spare room TV with just a cable connector on the back. In from antenna (cable) and out to TV. (it does have s-video and other imputs and outputs if you need them) It works like a dream with a full feature remote. Play and watch a DVD, hit the one touch record button and your recording your personal DVD's to the VCR. (haven't tried a rental but I am sure most are copy protected anyway) So simple to use with excellent picture and sound quality. Will also play DVD-R and DVD+R. Haven't tried CD's but wouldn't use this unit for that anyway. You can't go wrong for the money. Now if it lasts as long and is as dependable as the Toshiba TV I have in my media room I will be very happy. Don't be afraid of this unit. Its Great!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Toshiba is sending me a new unit!!
I bought mine in Oct. of 2003. I have the same problem with the DVD player that others have been complaining about. I called Toshiba and a VERY nice lady is sending me a new updated model as soon as I send in my old unit. The trick is to call Toshiba's Customer Service number (800) 631-3811.

This certainly is much better than Panasonic or Sony has treated me in the recent past with my VCR players. I highly recommend anything Toshiba!!!

2-0 out of 5 stars Loved it till it broke
Loved the easy hook-up, easy use of remote, looked nice and played fine. Purchased 11-06-03, and the DVD part stopped without warning 05-29-04. The kids never touched this one; it was all for Mommy and therefore subject to only gentle use. Now if you put a DVD in, it takes a long time to load, then comes up "ERR." And now the door makes a grinding noise when it opens. Severely disappointed, heartbroken, etc. Apparently VCRs, DVD players, and these combo units are meant to be disposable - work six months and then discard. If so, we may as well disregard brand names and buy the cheapest ones available. Forget quality, reliability, and pride of workmanship - those are things of the past.

3-0 out of 5 stars Globalization: You get what you pay for (and deserve)
Like cheap prices on products made in China? Do you actually expect them to work like Japanese electronics manufactured in the 1980's just because the Japanese brand is printed on the cabinet? Get real. There's no such a thing as a free-lunch. DVD margins are too low. So is quality. Period.

If your unit is misbehaving, try to cool it off. I have two of these gizmos (one upstairs and one downstairs), and I when I re-arranged my cabinets to give them more air and when I run them with the cabinet doors open, they behave. When they warm up, they stop running properly. Both units suffer from a heat-related transient defect that probably comes from mediocre manufacturing quality and components.

All this delight derives from paying employees $400 per year and keeping them in working conditions that would scare an American coal miner during the 1890's. ... Read more


9. Toshiba SD-V290 DVD-VCR Combo
list price: $199.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00008BO90
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 11971
Average Customer Review: 2.56 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Space-saving combination DVD player and 4-head, hi-fi VCR
  • Plays DVD-Video, DVD-R, VCD, audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 CD, and JPEG image CD
  • Record TV broadcasts while watching a DVD movie
  • Optical and coaxial digital-audio outputs channel Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound to compatible receiver and speaker systems
  • VCR includes 19-micron heads for clear EP recording, record-end search, and commercial skip

Reviews (9)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time or money
Hi,

I purchased the Toshiba SD-V290 DVD/VCR Combo for $136.94 on
8/27/03. It is now 1/4/04.

It broke this week. Less than four months of proper use.

When I put a VHS tape into the machine it is automatically ejected. Therefore I can not play VHS tapes at this time.

When playing a DVD there are pauses throughout playback.

Now I have to deal with calling support and probably paying to send this machine in for service. Then I believe I'll be going through the following process throughout the remainder of the warranty.

First I'll return the machine to Toshiba.
Then Toshiba will repair it.
Next, Toshiba will return it to me.
Then I'll use it.
At some point it will stop working again.
Finally, I'll send it back to Toshiba for repair.
Then Toshiba will repair it...

I can see this going go on for the life of the warranty.

This adds up to a lot of time and aggravation. Stay away from this product.

I believe this machine is poorly made. Poor parts, poor quality, and poor design.

1-0 out of 5 stars Total piece of Cr*P
My VHS loading mechanism broke after only 4 months of use. I'm now trying to negotiate a return.

1-0 out of 5 stars DON'T DO IT
After having this unit for a month and only using it once it died on me. The DVD would not open at all. After I unplugged it and plugged it back in both the DVD and VCR button stayed on and the clock wouldn't work. This all happened a month after I purchased it. Thank goodness Amazon has worked with me in returning the item.

3-0 out of 5 stars Remotely disappointing
One would think that in this day of breath-taking technological advances, creating a dependable and user-friendly DVD/VCR combo would be child's play for manufacturers like Toshiba and Panasonic. Upon setting up this Toshiba unit, the latest acquisition in what may be my serial quest to find such a machine, I am rather reminded of the occasional difficulty some folks have in walking and chewing gum at the same time. The Toshiba replaces a similar Panasonic unit (Model No. PVD4742) which I received last year as a birthday present. Having always been a big Panasonic fan, I was not surprised by the unit's excellent video recording capabilities or with its clever DVD playback otpions. But there were two issues, one fatal. First, the remote was an ergonmic hodgepodge of indecipherable function keys so tiny that one was almost forced to use a stylus to operate them. But that glitch was nothing compared to the machine's occasional failure to "accept" VHS tapes, i.e., a tape (no matter old or new) could be placed in the slot, but the door would not close and the tape would be ejected. Despite my best efforts to get Panasonic's attention, they would do nothing about it, indeed suggesting that since they had never encountered the problem, I was likely imagining it. Having written off that machine (resolving at the same time to shun Panasonic products for the foreseeable future), I was attracted to this Toshiba unit because I have also had excellent luck with their products, including an older VCR which functioned perfectly with the most comfortable and instinctive remote I've ever used. I also noted in this site's close-up of the machine's remote that it appeared far more simple than the Panasonic's. It wasn't until setting up the new machine that I realized that the remote's simplicity comes at a price. In order to squeeze in every function button apparently demanded by the discerning DVD viewer, they omitted a couple of functions one never uses, like, for instance, volume control. That's right, the remote enables you to make a DVD stand on its end and translate German subtitles, but you can't adjust the volume, and since there is almost always a disparity between TV and tape sound volume, you thus always have to have the TV (or another) remote at hand as you switch from one to the other medium. Absolutely infuriating! Otherwise, the new machine's functions are about average: VHS recording on SLP is OK, but not as good as the Panasonic's, VCR timed recording is more complex than necessary (and much more so than my older machine), and the basic DVD controls are straightforward and reasonably legible. But if I had realized that there was no volume control, I would have continued to argue with Panasonic or bought another brand. On reflection, maybe it's best just to have separate VCR and DVD players because it certainly appears that the combo's are simply too much trouble--for both manufacturers and their customers.

4-0 out of 5 stars Terriffic display - works great !!
I have 3 TV's and VCR's in my home and I needed a DVD/VCR combo because I did not have enough space in my Sony TV cabinet to fit separate units along with tons of VHS tapes. I was worried that I would be compromising the VCR performance and features with a combo unit. The Toshiba V290 exceeded my expectations. The DVD, of course, works perfectly with great picture quality. The VCR slow motion, freeze frame and overall playback is very good quality. The display includes time remaining, time used, tape speed, and current time/date. The timer works perfectly. Instruction manual is 46 pages long (all in English), very complete and understandable. The remote control looks expensive - has 4 nice big buttons for the most frequently used functions. Why not 5 stars? The VCR tuner could be a little better. Some cable channels do not appear as clear as the I get thru the cable box. Overall, a great buy, looks great, and I would recommend it. ... Read more


10. Toshiba SD-V390 Progressive-Scan DVD-VCR Combo
list price: $229.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00008BO91
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 15253
Average Customer Review: 3.73 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The SD-V390 offers a convenient, one-unit source for high-quality entertainment in both DVD and VHS formats. The progressive-scan DVD deck offers high-resolution video outputs (for use with high-definition and HD-ready TVs) and plays a variety of optical content, including DVD-Video, DVD-R, audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and video CD, as well as MP3 software files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs. Whether your living room is currently home to an HDTV or you're merely thinking of "someday," the SD-V390 stands ready to deliver the full potential of DVDs. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, providing higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts. Additional composite- and S-video outputs bring compatibility with nearly any television.

A four-head, hi-fi VCR gives exciting, stereo playback for your entire library of VHS tapes. It's even possible to play a DVD while simultaneously recording a TV broadcast to videotape. For enhanced picture quality during VHS playback, the 4-head hi-fi VCR utilizes a pair of 19-micron video heads, which deliver exceptional (near SP) picture quality of content recorded and played back in the extended play (EP) mode. Making VCR recording even easier is record-end search, which quickly finds the next space available on the tape for recording, eliminating the need for endless rewinding.

Into digital photography? This unit's JPEG feature makes it easy to view digital photos burned to recordable CDs. A set of left/right analog-audio outputs channel audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's digital-audio outputs (one each of RCA coaxial and Toslink optical) for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver. In addition, readily accessible front-panel AV inputs permit easy connection for a game console or a camcorder for simple dubbing of home movies to the VHS deck. ... Read more

Features

  • Space saving combination DVD player and 4-head, hi-fi VCR
  • Progressive-scan video output offers seamless, flicker-free images on high-definition and HD-ready TVs
  • Plays DVD-Video, DVD-R, VCD, audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 CD, and JPEG image CD
  • Optical and coaxial digital-audio outputs channel Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound to compatible receiver and speaker systems
  • VCR includes 19-micron heads for clear EP recording, record-end search, and commercial skip

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Solid product, long-lasting use
Great price, great value, great quality, decent customer service. Toshiba is doing things right. The V390 has progressive scan which gives you clearer pictures than regular DVD players. The VCR has self-cleaning so you don't have to clean the heads often, maybe once every couple years should suffice. Everything works fine. Obviously, you can't copy most commercial DVD movies to VHS tape, due to Macrovision protection. Toshiba and Panasonic now also sell DVD burners for home use, and they are cool (but still expensive).

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but remote needs work
I found the response speed to the rewind/fast forward button rather slow. The VCR timer programming for recording is extremely awkward. For example, instead of pressing the numbers to set the start/end times, you have to hold down an arrow button for a long time to get to the hour/minute as there is no separate hour/minute/am-pm setting. When rewinding/fast forwarding while playing, the counter will not appear on the TV screen but only on the VCR.

The position of the buttons favor the DVD player even when the buttons are shared functions with the VCR. When using the VCR you have to hunt for certain buttons. Most of the important buttons are rather small. Certain functions which can be shared have separate buttons.

As you can see, I use the VCR a lot more. You do not have to turn off the unit to activate the timer like other VCRs, which allows you to watch DVDs while recording, but became a problem when it recorded over a tape I was watching.

Size of unit is deeper and wider than our old VCR and DVD players but still fits in our standard size wall unit.

Some good things are that the picture quality seems better than the other VCRs I have. Also has front and back inputs which allows us to hook up the cable (back) and camcorder (front).

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Buy This Product
Video Tape recording quality poor and sometimes wouldn't record at all even after cleaning the heads and buying new tapes. Warranty is useless.

Remote is poorly designed. Also, you cannot use the numeric keypad to set the time when you want to record.

Switched to the Panasonic DVD Recorder with an 80 GB hard drive and will never go back to tape.

5-0 out of 5 stars We love it!
Great combo! We've had about a year and it has worked beautifully for us! Very user-friendly. No problems whatsoever.

5-0 out of 5 stars DVD-DCR Combo
I know a lot of people are against combo systems, but I have never had a problem with this machine. It performs great and tapes well. ... Read more


11. Toshiba MW20FN1 20" Flat Screen TV-DVD-VCR Combo
list price: $549.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00008YGKC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 8433
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Great for the bedroom, dorm, kitchen, or office, the 20-inch MW20FN1 delivers the quality of DVD and the convenience of a VCR, all in one space-saving unit cased in Toshiba's classy silver exterior. The set's FST PURE flat tube eliminates intrusive reflections from ambient light relative to conventional CRT designs and broadens the angles from which the screen may be viewed. Front-panel audio/video inputs accommodate hookups of a camcorder or gaming console, while a front-panel headphone jack grants listening privacy.

The four-head, hi-fi/stereo VCR offers eight-event, one-month programming and digital auto tracking. The set offers stereo sound through two front-firing speakers, which derive a heightened sense of stereo separation from their double-baffle design. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals can be routed through the player's coaxial digital-audio output for direct connection to an audio/video receiver.

Use the "on" timer as an alarm clock to wake up to your favorite movie, or have the set turn off automatically when viewing in the evening (up to 360 minutes in either case). Violent or sexually explicit programming can be identified and blocked using V-Chip, prohibiting viewing by young children.

What's in the Box
TV combo unit, remote control, batteries, user's manual, warranty information. ... Read more

Features

  • 20-inch CRT set with standard 4:3 aspect ratio and high-contrast flat tube; 22.625 x 20.5 x 20.25 inches (W x H x D)
  • 4-head stereo VCR offers 1-month, 8-event programming
  • 2 speakers with double-baffle design for enhanced stereo separation
  • Front AV input accommodates camcorder or gaming console
  • Offers headphone jack, auto clock set, sleep/wake timers

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great But Shipped Broken
3-25-2004
I got this tv yesterday and it is great... but I noticed that it had wavy,bloby colors around the sides on dvd,vhs,and tv on all channels and a tiny crack in the corner. So I just emailed Amazon to ship me another one and pick up the broken one at the same time. They emailed back and said they would.I haven't receid it yet.

3-0 out of 5 stars Toshiba Picture Great!!! However, Does not Ship well.
The television picture is gourgeous. The DVD features are wonderfull. I taped a program on the VCR and the re-play was virtually DVD quality. However, it is a very low price for a flat screen TV. And I think the low cost is mostly in the TV console. It seems to be tin and plastic. And it does not travel well. My set arrived with a couple of dings in the console. Then I notice there was a spot where it was cracked and compressed as if from being dropped.

Therefore I give the Toshiba MW20FN1 20" Flat Screen TV-DVD-VCR Combo 5 stars for quality at that price. Exceptional. - 2 Stars for ruggedness and shippability.

4-0 out of 5 stars Are dents a feature?
Like another reviewer, I received the unit with some dents in the frame along the bottom, front-right side. The box and packing materials were in good shape, so this appears to be a Toshiba quality control issue, unrelated to the retailer or shipper. On the positive side, it was very easy to connect and configure. The user guide is adequate, reasonably easy to understand, and well illustrated. If you have special connectivity requirements, you won't find any of the necessary cables in the box. Picture quality on the flat screen is excellent, and the sound quality is also very good, better still passed through my bookshelf hi-fi system. This was true for cable TV, VHS and DVD playback. I chose an old tape for VCR testing purposes, and I was very happy with the color, sharpness, and audio. I picked a "difficult" DVD disk -- i.e., dual-layer, "funky" color/surface/reflectivity factor -- and was surprised that it played flawlessly, first try. This "killer" disk has defeated a number of other players, so I've decided to keep the unit I received, dents and all. Like they say, handsome is as handsome does.

4-0 out of 5 stars Bought as a gift for my parents
I bought this item as a gift for my parents. While they love it, the sound, picture and clarity, the item came dented in several areas around the frame. It was noticable but not significant enough to return such a big item. The dents did not interfere with the picture or the sound, so....we kept it. All in all agood product, but disapointed in the way it came, since it obviously happened before it left the warehouse since the box itself was not damaged.

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME TV
This TV is very cool and easy to manage. The combination is perfect and you will never have to keep buying millions of separate machines cause this TV will revolutionize the industry!!! ... Read more


12. Toshiba SDV-291 DVD/VCR Combo (Silver)
list price: $189.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B0000BZH4P
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 3343
Average Customer Review: 2.58 out of 5 stars
US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

Amazon.com Product Description

The SD-V291 offers a convenient, one-unit source for high-quality entertainment in both DVD and VHS formats. The DVD deck plays a variety of optical content, including DVD-Video, DVD-R, audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and video CD, as well as MP3 and WMA (Windows Media Audio) music files recorded on CD-R and CD-RW discs. A four-head, hi-fi VCR gives you exciting stereo playback for your entire library of VHS tapes. You can even play a DVD while simultaneously recording a TV broadcast to videotape, and you can copy non-Macrovision-protected DVDs to videotape--perfect for sharing edited, DVD-based home movies with loved ones.

Into digital photography? This dual-deck model is a perfect complement to your hobby. Its JPEG feature makes it easy to view digital photo shots burned to recordable CDs from a variety of digital cameras. The unit's array of home-theater-ready video connections includes composite-, S-video, and ColorStream component-video outputs (the VCR requires its own composite-video or RF audio/video connection). The DVD player's internal digital-to-analog converters work at 24-bit, 192 kHz resolution to ensure optimum sonic quality from a range of digital program material.

Two sets of left/right analog-audio outputs (one each for the DVD player and the VCR) channel audio to Dolby Pro Logic receivers and stereo televisions. Both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel surround-sound signals from DVDs can be routed through the player's digital-audio outputs (one each of RCA coaxial and Toslink optical) for direct connection to a full-featured audio/video receiver. In addition, readily accessible front-panel AV inputs permit easy connection for a game console or a camcorder for simple dubbing of home movies to the VHS deck.

For enhanced picture quality during VHS playback, the four-head hi-fi VCR uses a pair of 19-micron video heads, which deliver exceptional (near SP) picture quality of content recorded and played back in the extended play (EP) mode. Commercial skip lets you pass over commercials during playback. Other features include one-year, eight-event programming, high-speed (200x) rewind and fast-forward, index skip, auto head cleaner, and auto clock set--no more flashing "12:00"!

What's in the Box
DVD player/VCR, remote control, remote batteries, user's manual, stereo analog audio interconnect/composite-video cable, and a coaxial video cable. ... Read more

Features

  • Space-saving combination DVD player and 4-head, hi-fi VCR
  • Plays DVD-Video, DVD-R, VCD, audio CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3/WMA CD, and JPEG image CD
  • Record TV broadcasts while watching a DVD movie; record non-copy-protected DVDs to videotape
  • Optical and coaxial digital-audio outputs channel Dolby Digital and DTS surround sound to compatible receiver and speaker systems
  • VCR includes 19-micron heads for clear EP recording, auto clock set, auto head cleaner, and commercial skip

Reviews (26)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Combo!
I was surprised at the negative reviews for this DVD/VCR combo because I've been very pleased with ours.

I found the set-up to be very simple. It plays DVD's very clear. The only time I heard a "whirring" sound was when I had the DVD paused, and it wasn't very loud.

The VCR also works nicely, and I like that you can be recording a Television show while watching a DVD. We've used this feature a few times already. The shows we've recorded were just as clear as when they originally played.

The remote is a little overwhelming at first, but if you take a look at the instructions, it's very easy to understand. Every remote takes some getting used to at first since they're all different.

I'm overall very pleased with this DVD/VCR combo and have recommended it to friends.

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this combo
I would suggest buying a different brand combo. This one makes noise when it is not playing but the unit is on. Also, you have to select "Timer Record" on the remote control or your timer will not record. Then it takes you into DVD mode until your program is on. Other models you just have to turn off and the timer will work. Also, the auto tracking is just terrible on this if it is a tape recorded on another vcr. Your have to use manual tracking and it doesn't get the picture right after doing that either. Plus the dvd doesn't always pick up where you left off if you stopped watching the dvd in the middle. Sometimes it starts back at the beginning.

1-0 out of 5 stars Did not work from day 1
The little door from the DVD player did not open.

3-0 out of 5 stars Does its job, not much else
My VCR died and the kids needed a new one. I rushed out and bought a VCR at a local shop. Then I did some research online. Found this great deal on this model; and it was DVD & VCR to boot. It does what its job, but not much else - kind of sad in this price range.
Some of my gripes include:
~ When playing a DVD, the chapter does not show on the display.
~ If in DVD mode, and you insert a VCR tape it doesn't switch automatically to VCR mode.
~ The remote has no universal capabilities what so ever. I'd at least like to change the channel, volume, power to the TV with one remote.

Overall, a good model that could be better for the price(...).

1-0 out of 5 stars DVD door did not open at all
I ordered one about 2 weeks back. Price was very attractive got it 108 - 20 (rebate) = 88 from amazon.

Opened the player from the box and connected it. The DVD door would not open at all. The finish and material quality is also very poor. Returned it for a full refund from Amazon.

Generally Toshiba is good but this is my second bad experience with Toshiba product. First being a defective brand new laptop. My friends have problems with their 27 " Toshiba TVs too. Toshiba once even replaced the TV for free of charge....But I think they are not focussing on quality these days. ... Read more


13. Toshiba SD-V280 DVD-VCR Combo (Silver)
list price: $229.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B00005V3DO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Toshiba
Sales Rank: 11588
Average Customer Review: 2.98 out of 5 stars
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The Toshiba SDV280 DVD/VCR Combo with DVD-R and MP3 Playback combines the ease of VHS with the quality and fun of DVD, even throwing MP3-playing capability into the mix.

Video Features
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.

Audio 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.

Other Features
This unit also includes icon-based onscreen displays, commercial skip, and picture zoom. ... Read more

Features

  • ColorStream component-video DVD outputs; 10-bit, 27 MHz video conversion
  • Quasi S-VHS compatible VCR with 19-micron heads (for stable still-frames) and hi-fi stereo sound
  • MP3-CD playback, DVD picture zoom, DVD bookmarking (skip instantly to your favorite scenes)
  • Optical and coaxial digital-audio outputs accommodate all digital surround receivers
  • Includes remote control

Reviews (40)

5-0 out of 5 stars Not bad for a non-techie
I know nothing about audio-video equipment, but this was really a snap to set-up. I don't own any DVDs to test that part of the machine, but the video that I have in right now looks simply beautiful, much better than other VCRs I have owned. The images are crisp and clean.

As far as the remote goes, yes, it is a little confusing, but I followed the manual for setting it up and I had no problem. I wish it had a little more structure and substance (it seems almost kind of flimsy). Still, I was able to get the machine running in a matter of minutes.

My only other issue is that the cable TV that now feeds through the DVD/VCR seems a bit muddled (the picture is fuzzy, but I haven't really tightened any of the connections yet and I don't remember how fuzzy it was before), so it could be due to that. I look forward to learning how to go from stereo to surround-sound, and the manual seems to provide that kind of info. I am truly impressed with this device!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very nice product
The player is very nice to look at, with a nicely subdued blue glow to the digital display. It's surprisingly lightweight and easy to carry and position. The gold connectors are nice too. Quality is excellent with both the DVD and VHS. Recording looks good. Colors seem perfect. Audio is top notch. Dialogue, music, and the bass really kick in nicely. Monster cables or something equal increase the quality something fierce, so I recommend picking those up. The VHS is noticably less crisp than DVD, but that's pretty much a given with anything. I'm sure the remote and on-screen menus could be made more user-friendly, but I'm not complaining. Some form of audioscopes would be welcome to go along with the music. Overall, no real complaints. I like the multitude of features. It compliments my little home theater setup nicely.

5-0 out of 5 stars So far so good
I've had this machine for about 1.5 years, and so far it's worked very well for me. There have been no problems with the VCR or DVD, and I use it frequently. This is the perfect unit for the bedroom television. The machine was initially very easy to set up, and the menus, timers, remote, etc. are all very user-friendly. I have no complaints about this machine at all.

1-0 out of 5 stars just out of warranty - paperweight
thrilled with this machine - wonderful for $225 .. never a blip, good features, picture, and sound on both dvd and vhs. but, much to my dismay, three weeks past its first birthday, it began to power off all by itself. my local repair shop offered to fix it for $180. what a piece of junk. i'll go with samsung from now on. junk!

1-0 out of 5 stars DVD dead in a year
This "COMBO" quickly becomes a "SOLO" vhs player. The tape player is great. The DVD started skipping from time to time after a few months, then competely died after about a year. Won't even play pristine DVDs. Junk. ... Read more


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