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Toshiba D-VR610

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Toshiba D-VR610. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and size. The price and image quality are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the design.

usability, image quality, price, size, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Toshiba D-VR610 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

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Consumer review by: JJALAN (

Affordable - Functional - I love it!


Nice job Toshiba!

Nice upconvert for great, clear picture - flawless recording and vhs dupping

None that I am aware of

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: mg2018 (

Records Clear, Crisp images with S-Video input


I have owned many stand alone DVD recorders: Philips, Samsung, Toshiba, Magnavox and Sony. This Recorder finally takes care of buisness. If you want to dub your old VHS tapes this does it flawlessly. Recording from Cable or SAT, delivers clear, crisp...

Widescreen 16:9 as well as 2:3 pulldown fits HDTV's with HDMI output up to 1080i and 1080p. Sharper images from Cable box or SAT also makes this one unit to consider. Flex Blank media and built in fan keeps this on the "To recommend list" to others

None really. This Combo unit does not have the problems of other Combo units regarding the synch from VHS to DVD with sound matching real time images and lip synch, which is really important. Only con is the 90 day labor and 1yr warranty

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: The G man (

Great Picuture Quality both Live signal and Recordings


The picture far outweighs the only disappointment. I have owned many many recorders since first on the market back in 2002. This is by far, the best there is. Excellent Quality, built sollid and the picture (most important) is much sharper.

S-Video Input allows higher quality recordings

No pass through technology =when you shut off your recorder, the sound and picture (to your TV) also shut off. Pass through on other models /brands will allow the sound and picture to conitnue. Only disappointment

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Jamescyberjoe (

Finally! A DVD/VCR that works right!


Shopped around, and while did'nt have the lowest price, with free shipping and no tax I came out ahead of some other deals on the net.

With the exception of Blu-Ray,played everything I threw at it.

Manual is complex, even for me, reminds me of an old VCR manual from the 1980's.

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (




VERY EASY TO USE> ; THE instruction book sucks


Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: John (

Arrived not working


documentation is very good

Mine arrived not working. Refused to play a DVD, didn't bother testing rest of functions.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (

Not Up to Par



Returned the unit because it would not recognize any of the DVD's that I tried to record to. Tried at least 5 different types. The only error message provided was a red circle with a line through it that appeared on the TV screen after the device gave...

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Johnnie* (

Great Overall Recorder!


This player did everything I asked of it compared to the other major name brand at a similar price point. Avoid getting audio out of sync issues and pick up this Toshiba model instead.

I bought this unit to replace another brand's unit that was constantly recording DVD's from old family VHS tapes and the audio was always out of sync! I couldn't be happier with this unit compared to the other similarly priced brand available.

The only cons I can think of are: The remote has a short range of sight and is a bit boxey, the user manual is a bit complex/arranged poorly, and lastly the VCR when rewinding doesn't slow much, it broke one of my old VHS tapes. An easy fix, but worth...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (

TOSHIBA D-VR610 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo with 1080p Upconversion


gonna get new remote

Does what it says, can record 8,6,4 hrs on a disk 8hrs is a little choppy 6hr is standard def,comes with cables

remote is alittle hard to push makes it seem unresponsive, no tunner

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: gswonsn (

Great combo


The menus are much easier to understand than the previous DVD recorder I owned. The picture quality is great and I really like the fact that it will upconvert to 1080p and that it will play DIVX files. It plays the DIVX files without freezing that...

Upconverts to 1080i and 1080p, plays DIVX files, writes DVDs quickly, easy operation.

None so far

Aug, 2008

Product Specifications

Enjoy the convenience of VCR and DVD playback options without the need for two units. The D-VR610 not only saves space, but also offers 1080p upconversion of DVD content via HDMI to near HD picture quality, and makes copying your videotapes to DVD a snap with bi-directional dubbing!

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba

TV Tuner

Type: None


Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS

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