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Toshiba D-VR4 - DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Toshiba D-VR4 - DVD recorder/ VCR combo
alaScore 65

46 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Toshiba D-VR4 - DVD recorder/ VCR combo. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Toshiba D-VR4 - DVD recorder/ VCR combo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 65/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Toshiba D-VR4 - DVD recorder/ VCR combo from The average user rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on People really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price


37% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba D-VR4X Multi-Drive DVD Recorder/VCR ComboToshiba D-VR4 DVD Recorder/VCR Dual Deck

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Buzz (

The DVD recorder not to buy


It looks nice

This machine is not reliable, accepts limited media discs

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: Buzz (

Avoid this product!


The VCR works great

The DVD player does not work

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: hugajudge (

2 years old and I still use it daily.


This has been a GREAT machine. I bought it a Best Buy 2 years ago. As a rule, I never but 'comination' units. But I got this 'combination' unit as I thought it the best way to transfer my old videos to DVD. I was right, and this was a ... Expand full...

Burn video to DVD in a flash, DVD RAM for everyday recording

after two years, it has stopped reading the DVD RAMS

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: Whitesummer (

Great product for those who like to record high quality TV.


I bought this for my wife for christmas and she only used it once, so I have become very proficient with this device. I am very technically inclined and this took some patience to master. Now, I have no issues you can even record live tv and movies...

Very high quality and recorded material is compatible with other dvd players and PC

Although it has great features it will be complicated at first to use you must practice

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: frank wiederman (

Stupid. Brand new Toshiba 30HF85 HD-TV bought at same time has remote that won't work DVD


Bad customer service on phone. I tried to input code from manual so TV remote would operate D-VR4XSU. No code in the book for Toshiba although there are codes for other DVD-VCR COMBO's. Toshiba's customer's service guy said, " "They" didn't design it...

Easy to record from VCR to dvd

Lots of money for limited ease of use

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: tekky (

1st one


Some channels have copyright signal and this DVD recorder will not record those channels.

Very simple to use and enough extras for a tech-junky. Works easy just like a VCR and has many of the same functions. Burned DVD off live TV. Havent tried VCR->DVD or DVD-VCR yet. Different modes to record off TV for DVD. XP mode for best quality or...

DVD-R/RAM only no +R. Bulky design

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: andrea_laggart (

Reliable and Trustworthy.


I purchased my Toshiba dvd vcr player when I purchased my HDTV approximately two years ago. I am a huge movie buff with a collection of over 400 dvd's that are a huge part of my entertainment. This specific player gets used probably everyday for ...

Durable under high use ; Works with a universal remote

Was difficult to hook up

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: screamingmimi (

Flawed Equipment


When it worked, picture and sound quality was always very good.

It was like playing roulette, never knew when it was going to mess up.

Dec, 2006

Consumer review by: jh246 (

Lacking in many ways


Looks nice

Either can't do it correctly or can't do it at all

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: donmarjon (

The Second one in a month


Looks good has DVD recorder and VCR in one

will not work on all brand names of disks.

Feb, 2006

Product Specifications

Toshiba also introduces the D-VR4 "dual deck" DVD recorder with a 4 Head Hi Fi VCR allowing users to easily archive home VHS tapes to DVD-RAM, DVD-RW or DVD-R within the same device. This Multi Drive recorder includes ColorStream Pro Component Video outputs, and one-touch bi-directional dubbing between DVD and VCR as well as four different recording modes. PRODUCT FEATURES: Chase Play allows the user to begin watching a recording that is already in progress from the beginning while it continues to record to the end; Bi-Direction Dubbing is a convenient way to transfer content from a VHS tape to DVD or DVD content to VHS. Dubbing from VHS to DVD provides the capability of transferring the entire tape from the unit's front panel or remote control.

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Dimensions & Weight



Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1


Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS