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Toshiba D-VR4 - DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Toshiba D-VR4 - DVD recorder/ VCR combo
alaScore 69

43 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 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. The price is also appreciated, but many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, design

reliability

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 69/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba D-VR4 - DVD recorder/ VCR combo

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Toshiba D-VR4 - DVD recorder/ VCR combo from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price

reliability

38% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba D-VR4 DVD Recorder/VCR Dual DeckToshiba D-VR4 DVD Recorder/VCR Dual Deck

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: tekky (newegg.com)

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 (epinions.com)

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 (epinions.com)

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 (epinions.com)

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 (epinions.com)

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

Consumer review by: rfischer8655 (epinions.com)

Solid performing in every way

 

Excellent DVD and VCR playback, record, and copy capability. Superior high-end CD audio playback.

Setup somewhat confusing, minimal video and audio playback options, slow tuner.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: rfischer8655 (epinions.com)

Solid performing in every way

 

Despite the above product description, this is the model and picture of the Toshiba D-VR4X VCR/DVD Recorder Combo, not just the DVD recorder. This is a quality unit in my opinion. I did not experience any of the errors that other reviewers described ...

Excellent DVD and VCR playback, record, and copy capability. Superior high-end CD audio playback.

Setup somewhat confusing, minimal video and audio playback options, slow tuner.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: rfischer8655 (epinions.com)

Solid performing in every way

 

First, beware Epinion's overall star rating of a product doesn't necessarily reflect the actual average rating of all reviews of the product as appears to be the case here. This 5 star review inexplicable does not average into the overall star rating ...

Excellent DVD and VCR playback, record, and copy capability. Superior high-end CD audio playback.

Setup somewhat confusing, minimal video and audio playback options, slow tuner.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: dan_inla (epinions.com)

BUYER BEWARE: Similar fatal problems with transferring & finalizing DVDs

 

Like ChrisJoker, I too have experienced fatal errors - twice now - with this unit during the simple transfer of basic (and uncopyproteced) video from VHS to DVD. The first error occurred during the "finalization" phase of the DVD-R, when I was met with...

Looks good, nice price, and fairly easy to use.

MAJOR internal problems that can all too often render this model completely inoperable.

May, 2005

Consumer review by: dan_inla (epinions.com)

BUYER BEWARE: Similar fatal problems with transferring & finalizing DVDs

 

Looks good, nice price, and fairly easy to use.

MAJOR internal problems that can all too often render this model completely inoperable.

May, 2005
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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

Depth:12.2in/12.6in
Height:3.5in
Width:17in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:D-VR4/D-VR4X
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS