|NEW Toshiba DVR620 1080p Upscaling Progressive Scan DVD+RW/VHS Combo Recorder|
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|Toshiba DVR620KU DUAL Recorder combo dvd/vhs recorder full hd 1080p dvr620 hdmi|
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|Toshiba DVR620 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo with 1080P Upconversion/ HDMI|
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|TOSHIBA DVR620KU DVD/VHS Combo Recorder w/HDMI -NO REMOTE-|
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|DVD Type||DVD Recorder / VCR Combo|
|Built-In Combo Features||VCR|
|Number Of Discs||1|
|Playable Disc Formats||CD, CD DA, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, Picture CD, SVCD, VCD|
|Features||Multilingual, Progressive Scan, Upscaling, Upconverting|
|Playable File Formats||DivX, JPEG, MP3, WMA|
|Progressive Scan||With Progressive Scan|
|Video Output System||NTSC|
|Video Upconversion||1080i (HDTV), 1080p (HDTV), 720p (HDTV)|
|Video DAC||10 bit / 54 MHz|
|Audio DAC||24 bit / 192 kHz|
|Surround Sound||Dolby Digital (Digital out only)|
|Inputs||Analog Audio x 2, Composite x 1, S-Video x 1, iLINK DV Input|
|Outputs||Analog Audio x 1, Component x 1, Digital Audio Coaxial RCA, HDMI, S-Video|
|Front Panel||Audio Input, Composite Input, iLINK DV Input|
|On Screen Display||Yes: English, French, Spanish|
|Record And Play Features||One Touch Recording|
|Recordable Disc Formats||DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW|
|Recording Speeds||SLP, SP|
|VCR Video heads||4|
Average review score based on 53 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
It does what is advertised. Dubbing from VCR to DVD is easy to do. Takes about 30 seconds to initialize the DVD. Write time is in real time; 1 hour tape takes 1 hour to record. After you stop the recording, it takes about 1 minute to complete the recording. When you finalize the DVD, it takes 1 to 2 minutes. This system is MUCH faster than using your computer. When recording from VCR to DVD, the video quality ends up a little bit washed out when viewed via video out or HDMI. HDMI gives best quality picture. Looks a bit better than the VCR video tape. Haven't tried dubbing DVD to VCR. Not really interested in that. But I've dubbed my hi-8 camcorder tapes to DVD with impressive results, in some cases looks better on the DVD than the camcorder playback when using the HDMI cable and 40 inch 1080p TV. Next item I may buy is the same setup, but with the ATSC tuner.
I bought this product to dub my tapes to dvd and record some footage to dvd. It's a nice combo unit, but beware of three things!
1. It has no tuner so you'll to connect it to a cable box, seperate tuner or converter box (I use my converter box) to get it to record programs off of tv.
2. And this is the biggest caveat! These and similar toshiba units like the D-KVR20 and DKVR60 (I've owned both of them previously) DO NOT LAST LONG FOR THE DVD FUNCTION IF YOU ARE RECORDING! I don't know about others, but this is my third unit in less than a year due to the DVD side malfunctioning and which is why I'm not rating the unit 5 stars. I can't say much about the vcr side as I didn't use it at all outside of the dubbing, but it worked fine for that. My advice? GET A SQUARETRADE WARRANTY FOR UNITS LIKE THIS! They are well worth the money as both times I got my money back after the unit dvd recording malfunctioned. Another bit of advice? Do all of your dubbing if at all possible within the warranty time frame that way you can have your tapes archived on dvd before the warranty expires and the unit gives out if your lucky. Also use DVD DECRYPTER AND DVD SHRINK TO BACK UP YOUR DVDS AS NEEDED SO YOU'LL HAVE THEM FOR YEARS TO COME (BECAUSE ALL DVD'S GET SCRATCHED AND CAN GET DAMAGED).
3. I didn't have this problem, but other people did. Older tapes don't track well & can cause the unit not to dub according to AMAZON REVIEWER G. B. Packert. They gave instructions on how to make the unit work dub and especially with older tapes. NOTE: THIS PART OF THE REVIEW IS NOT MINE BUT THEIRS ALL CREDIT FOR THIS PART GOES TO THEM AND THE FULL REVIEW CAN BE FOUND ON AMAZON BY SEARCHING TOSHIBA DVR-620 AND READING THE FIRST REVIEW ON THIS UNIT. I PLACED IT HERE YOUR CONVENIENCE.
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1,050 of 1,055 people found the following review helpful
Works fine after calls to Toshiba December 16, 2009
By G. B. Packert
1. Because old videotapes may not track well when they have been unused for several years, fast forward to the end of the tape and rewind the tape before attempting to copy it. The recorder may refuse to copy a tape if it does not track well.
2. Eject the videotape. Apparently Toshiba DVRs (both the 610 and 620) can balk if the videotape is inserted before the DVD.
3. Push the DVD button and insert the blank DVD.
4. Press Record Mode (not Record) button and set the speed (I use SP).
5. Press the Setup button and select Recording. Select Dubbing Mode. Select VCR > DVD.
6. Press the VCR button and insert the videotape. Press Play and then Pause (not Stop) at the point slightly before you wish to start copying.
7. Press the Dubbing button. Push Stop when you want to stop dubbing. You can then insert another videotape to dub onto the same DVD, until it is full.
8. You can add titles on the DVD disk with the Top Menu button by selecting the part you wish to title and clicking on Edit and Edit Title.
9. After adding titles, you should finalize the DVD by pressing the Setup button, selecting DVD Menu and then Finalize (this may take a few minutes). Then you should be able to play the disk on another machine. I have been able to play finalized disks on my Sony DVD player.
The Toshiba DVR-620 is great for transferring old home VHS to DVD. You need to read the manual though, make sure to finalize the DVD when done or it will not play. However, it is quite easy and straightforward once you read it. It has nice editing features to play with when creating your DVD's. The unit also up-converts, so VHS looks relatively good on large flat screen TV's. The front lower face of the unit flips down and you have access to all the play functions for the DVD/VHS players. I comment on this because I have read other peoples reviews that complain about the lack of buttons on the unit itself, but these users must not have read the manual like the other people who complain about the recording problems they have had. Read the manual!
The only thing that I would complain about is the DVD tray mechanism seems cheap. The first unit I bought did not open or close properly and I had to return it. The second works but the mechanism sounds cheap/frail.
I purchased this as a replacement vcr/dvd combo as my old machine quit. As well, I have a ton of vhs tapes that I wanted to transfer to dvd. This product was perfect, very simple instructions including pictures, amazing quality and super fast recording time. Only negative, and it's not even to do with the machine, but I had to purchase an adapter because I have an older television but once I got it, the set up was super easy. I'd recommend reading the handbook cover to cover, there's a lot of very useful information and it'll save time and effort when you go to use the recording features. As well, the Toshiba website has a lot of message boards with helpful hints and instructions if you have difficulty. It's a great little machine and I'm looking forward to using it more. Thanks!
Machine works great as far as converting the VHS to DVD BUT however it will N OT Play on any other DVD player machine and is NOT recognizable to a computer it shows up as a blank DVD when converted and is recognized as a nrg-File i'm happy for the conversion to DVD as long as i play it for myself on this machine it's great BUT i made over a 100 DVD of family members that have passed away for the entire family and NOT a single one would play on their DVD players old or new, even the combo players they still would NOT play very, very disappointed.