Toshiba DVR620 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

Toshiba DVR620 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

Toshiba DVR620 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo

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Product Highlights

  • HDMI Output with 1080p HD Upconversion
  • Records to: DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W
  • Dolby Digital Audio Decoding
  • Progressive Scan Technology
  • Front-Panel DV Input
  • Component Video Output
  • Bi-Directional Dubbing
  • One-Touch Recording
  • Auto Finalization with Undo
  • 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR
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Toshiba DVR620 Overview

  • 1Description

With 1080p HD video upconversion, exquisite digital audio sound, the Toshiba DVR620 DVD/VCR Recorder Combo combines superb functionality and versatility, with abilities to record your favorite home movies onto DVD-R/W and DVD+R/W discs with a choice of 5 different recording speeds. Your current DVD library will look and sound better than ever before, because this unit is a progressive-scan player capable of upconverting your DVDs to 720p, 1080i, and 1080p through the HDMI output. With its coaxial digital audio output and 192KHz/24-bit audio D/A conversion; enjoy the awesome power of Dolby Digital audio for a wider, more enveloping surround sound experience. In addition, plug in your digital camcorder to the front-panel DV input and make high quality DVDs of your memories quickly and easily.

Moreover, this recorder offers incredible features that will be hard to match at this price point. One-touch recording, auto finalize with undo, component video output, and 54MHz/10-bit video processing. Watch still JPEG photos, or even listen to your favorite CDs, MP3 or WMA files. It offers the flexibility of viewing either your VHS or multi-format DVDs, and ability to record DVD to VHS or vice-versa with bi-directional dubbing. Its built-in 4-head Hi-Fi VCR offers (2) recording speeds (SP/SLP), V-chip and timer recording capabilities, and convenient front-panel S-Video and RCA analog audio inputs.

With multi-format DVD/CD playback capabilities, connectivity to virtually any A/V source, and DivX playback, your entertainment choices are endless with Toshiba's DVR620.

HDMI Output with 1080p HD Video Upconversion
This unit utilizes a high-bandwidth video processor that's capable of upconverting standard DVDs to 720p/1080i and 1080p HD through the HDMI output. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable.
Recordable DVD Discs
Record your favorite shows onto DVD-R (Video Mode), DVD-RW (VR and Video Mode), DVD+R (Video Mode), DVD+RW (VR Mode) discs. It records in the following modes: XP/1 hr, SP/2 hr, LP/4 hr, EP/6 hr, and SLP/8 hr.
Built-In Dolby Digital Decoder
With a built-in Dolby Digital decoder, it reproduces surround sound fidelity and sonic realism from your favorite movie soundtracks. It's capable of advanced 24-bit processing and an outstanding sampling frequency of 192KHz.
Progressive Scan Technology
This is a progressive scan DVD player, capable of scanning an entire video frame at once; scan-lines commonly associated with interlaced video are drastically reduced. The result is a spectacularly clear image with no motion artifacts (stair-stepping), and details so sharp they seem as if they're etched onto the screen.
Front-Panel DV (IEEE) Input
With front DV (IEEE) and analog A/V (RCA) inputs, you can plug your camcorder or other devices directly into recorder without having to pull it out of your entertainment center and messing with the rear inputs.
Component Video Output
The DVR620 achieves greater color accuracy and high resolution playback capability when connected via the component video output to your projector, plasma and/or LCD/CRT televisions.
Multi-Format Capability
It offers a full-range of playback capabilities for enjoying movies, music and images. It can play back DVD-Video, DVD-R/W, DVD+R/W, CD-DA, CD-R/RW, VCD, SVCD, MP3, WMA, and JPEG.
DivX Home Theater Certified
DivX is video compression software which enables high quality video to be compressed into very small files then downloaded onto CD-R or CD-RW and played back with very little loss of quality.
One Touch Recording
One Touch Recording makes recording your favorite show simple. Connect this unit to your cable or satellite box and you are set to record with the push of one button. Please note: an external tuner source is required to record television programming.
Auto Finalize with Undo
It offers Auto Finalize with Undo, which simplifies the recording task by automatically finalizing the recording for DVD disc compatibility with standard players.
Editing Features
This unit offers Playlist, Rename Title, Replace Title Thumbnail, Chapter Creation and Bi-Directional Dubbing editing features.
Multi-Language System
This unit offers the ability to select language preferences; it supports English, Spanish, and French languages.
Full-Feature Remote Control
This unit includes a full-feature remote control capable of executing specific commands such slow motion, fast scan, instant skip, and on-screen display. It's also able to execute every command from any angle up to ±30°.
In the Box
Toshiba DVR620 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo
  • Remote Control
  • A/V Cable (RCA)
  • 90-Day Labor and 1-Year Parts Warranty
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    Toshiba DVR620 Specs

    Video
    System NTSC
    Hard Disk Drive No
    DVD Format Compatibility
    DVD Recording Media DVD+R (Video Mode), DVD+RW (VR Mode), DVD-R (Video Mode), DVD-RW (VR and Video Mode)
    Recording Speed 1 hr/XP Mode, 2 hr/SP Mode, 4 hr/LP Mode, 6 hr/EP Mode, 8 hr/SLP Mode
    DVD Playback Media DVD-Video, DVD+R/W, DVD-R/W, SVCD, VCD
    DivX Certified Yes
    CD-R/CD-RW Playback Yes
    Dolby Digital/DTS Yes
    CD-DA Playback Yes
    MP3 Playback Yes
    WMA Playback Yes
    Picture CD/JPEG Yes
    SACD/DVD-Audio Playback No
    DVD Section
    Region 1
    Progressive Scan Output Yes
    HD Upconversion Yes, 720p/1080i/1080p
    Slow Motion Playback Yes
    Frame-by-Frame Playback Yes
    Bookmarking No
    Playback Zoom No
    Audio for DVDsrxuqqwxcabrsybvbuv
    Built-in Decoder Yes
    HDCD Decoding No
    Audio D/A Converter 192KHz/24-bit
    Virtual Surround Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Bass Management No
    VCR
    Format VHS
    Number of Heads 4
    Record Speeds SP/SLP
    Playback Speeds SP/SLP
    Repeat Playback Yes
    Slow Motion Yes
    Frame Advance Yes
    Audio Signal Hi-Fi Stereo
    Commercial Advance No
    Program Timer Weeks/Events Yes
    Convenience
    Digital Media Slot No
    TV Tuner No
    TiVo No
    VCR Plus+ No
    Connectors
    Inputs Analog A/V (for both) - x2 Sets (RCA)
    S-Video (for DVD and VCR) - x1
    DV (IEEE) (for DVD) - x1
    Outputs S-Video (for DVD) - x1
    Analog Audio (for DVD) - x1 (RCA)
    Analog A/V (for both) - 1 Set (RCA)
    Component Video (for DVD) - x1 Set (RCA)
    Coaxial Audio (for DVD) - x1 (RCA)
    HDMI (for DVD) - x1
    Other Ports None
    General
    Remote Control Yes
    Power Requirements 120VAC, 60Hz
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.1 x 3.9 x 10.5" (434.3 x 99 x 266.7mm)
    Weight 9.4 lbs (4.2kg)
    Color Black
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.2 x 14.5 x 7.0"

    Toshiba DVR620 Reviews

    DVR620 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 209.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice job of copying old VCR's Bught this to copy old VCR's to DVD's. It does the job quite well. Also works fine as a DVD player (NOT blu-ray), or just to play old VHS tapes. My only complaint is that the instructions in the manual are a little confusing. I did better by ignoring them and doing what makes sense. After figuring out how to copy VHS to DVD, I re-read the directions, and they are actually accurate, though they include a lot of extra steps - mostly setting parameters that you would rarely, if ever, need to change. Design is fine. A bit large by current standards, byut that's probably to be expected in anything that includes VHS. Overall a good product.
    Date published: 2012-02-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product, does what it says Only used for a week but works as advertised. Not hard to setup but not easy to remember and buried in manual. I've marked key pages in the manual since it covers a lot of things including editing DVD-RW disks (do people use these?) I dubbed from home personal VHS tapes (in machine), MiniDV from camera thru 4pin to 4pin firewire (deck controls Firewire camera) , and from DVR, all to DVD-R disks with no problems. Auto-sets chapters every 10 minutes (you can adjust) 1,2,4,6 and 8hr quality settings. Naming videos time consuming since it uses old phone style (multiple presses on numbers for different characters). By default labels with date and time.
    Date published: 2012-11-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works good, a little complex to start. I bought the unit for my dad to convert a lot of VHS tapea he has mad with family pictures to DVD since the family has fewer VHS players any more. I tested it before i gave it to my dad (96 years old) and found it a little confusing at first but was able to get a couple of DVD's created and was able to show my dad and I think he is going to be able to do okay. I like the instructions that show the remote with the buttons you use highlighted. I initially had trouble playing the DVD's I created on my PC or other players until I discovered you need to finalize them, I think I found a setup option that will do that automaticly.All in all I think it is going to do the job for my dad just fine.
    Date published: 2014-10-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what you need This machine is the answer to those of us who still have old VHS tapes lying around that are still good (think wedding videos), or are movies that haven't been released on DVD. You can convert them to DVD (caveat; only if the VHS tape allows copying). Now to the technical stuff. The machine is very easy to use, not a lot of steps needed to do whatever it is you want to do. I've owned VHS-DVD recorders before, but their quality left something to be desired. When I found out Toshiba made one, I had to try it. I currently own and have owned in the past Toshiba products, and have always been impressed with their quality and performance. The DVR620 is no exception. Great for old guys like me.
    Date published: 2013-12-31
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Toshiba DVR620 I had purchased this unit to convert my Home videos to digital format and store them on my computer. The features are great, and it is a very nice unit, the best of the 3 Toshiba DVD/VCR combo that B&H offers. However, I faced a strange issue with the unit. While playing my VHS-C tapes, using the adaptor, the unit would unpredictably stop and SHUT DOWN! After trying multiple times with a few different tapes, I called B&H customer service and they agreed (easily) to exchange it for me, with free return shipping. I am waiting for the new unit to arrive in a couple of days, and I will try to amend this review then. B&H customer Service, and the selection they offer is one of the best available from online vendors.
    Date published: 2016-07-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I sent the DVD/VCR recorder back! I bought this recorder to transfer my VHS tape to DVD but unfortunately I didn't get to use it. I got it hooked up ok, it fairly simple but I couldn't get pass the initial set up: step 2. I called the support number that came with the dvd recorder for help but the agent told me they did not have live technical support that I would have to go on the internet for help. I did just that but the internet support system didn't address my problem. Since I couldn't get the dvd recorder to work and I had no support I sent the thing back. I'm a simple 68 year of old woman that's not technically inclined. That's why I also purchased the extended warranty but what good is it if I can't get any support.
    Date published: 2012-11-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Item defective The doors to both the DVD and VHS drives did not open. The Toshiba phone number that came with the product for customer support connected you to a computer message telling you to go to a website. The website in turn told you to call the number already given. I had to call the number for laptop customer support to actually speak to a human being who in turn gave me a working # for the DVD/VHS Recorder support. After all this I was told the problem was obviously mechanical (I had managed to figure that out on my own) and instructed me to return the item to B&H for an even exchange. Customer support at B&H- unlike Toshiba- was easy to reach and has been working to resolve the issue (they were unfortunately out of stock so unless they have a comperable item, I will be refunded). B&H has very good customer support and I will shop with them again. I will however not be looking at Toshiba products. The product and Toshiba's customer support did not rate the single star I gave but no star was not an option. B&H customer service rates a 5 star.
    Date published: 2012-07-18
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Brand new unit doesn't work I set up my brand new unit, straight out of the box, and was totally unable to get the DVD tray to open. Hours spent on the web trying to find a fix, and discovered that others have had the same problem. The unit comes with a sheet listing three telephone numbers to call for tech support and customer service-- none of them connects with a human being. Oh, and Toshiba's solution? I have to pay to ship the unit back to them. Outrageous. Last time I purchase a product from them.
    Date published: 2012-04-09
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