Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Zenith XB V243 DVD /VCR Combo drive

Zenith XB V243 DVD /VCR Combo drive
alaScore 73

11 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Zenith XB V243 DVD /VCR Combo drive. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Zenith XB V243 DVD /VCR Combo drive is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 11 reviews)

User Reviews  


Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 11 Show Reviews: in English

Consumer review by: tconstantine (

Great combo dvd/vcr player for a great price


Who has the space for a lot of equipment. This is a great dvd/vcr player and the price is great too.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: diane28570 (

Don't waste your money


Don't waste your money

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: myron1951 (

Excellent piece of electronic equipment


I love my Zenith XB V243 DVD /VCR Combo drive because it includes both the DVD and VCR players so I didn't have to buy 2 separate units. I live in a small apartment so space is at a premium and this unit is compact enough to save a little space in my...

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Sconey1 (

Good, crisp, sound & video, but problems with DVD Recording


The Zenith XB V243 DVD /VCR Combo drive is a good-looking DVD/VCR recorder that has great possiblities, but a few flaws. While the VCR side works perfectly, the DVD side is suspect. During recording, the (DVD) drive tends to, "freeze- up," if used...

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: vemartin (

Zenith XBV243 DVD Player / VCR Combo


Ever since the advent of reasonably priced DVD players I h ad been waiting for the release of a sub-$200.00 DVD/VCR Combo drive that I could put in my master bedroom to satisfy for those last night movie cravings. What I found a few years ago was the ...

Combination drive ; outstanding feature set ; reasonable price point

The silver coloring make the front-panel controls hard to see

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: techlover22 (

Convenient Product, Becoming out of Date


As I see many in depth reviews have been made, I will give some main details about this combo now that I've had it for a while. To play music Cd's: It's great. Just pop the CD in and you're playing within 10 seconds. To play DVD's: The player is much ...

User Friendly, nice features, nice looking. Simple looking and simple to use.

DVD-player is slower than other systems, mp3 reads slowly, not compatible with DVD's, etc.

Oct, 2003

Consumer review by: falcondave (

Good combo player


With a lot of children's videotapes, a TV with only one set of composite inputs, the need to often tape shows for later viewing and the need to dub home-made DVDs onto VHS, we needed a combo player. Chose the Zenith due to user reviews at...

Composite, component and S-video outputs, fast tape wind, quiet

Bare bones VCR, auto time set doesn't

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: nepper (

Too good to be true?


Update October 2004: I've had some frustration with the DVD player's compatibility. For the most part, commercial dvd's I've bought or rented have played well, some stuttering here and there, but I've had some issues with recorded dvd's that have ...

VCR/DVD combo

MP3 playback, CDRW playback, DVD compatibility

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: autoamerican (

DVD or VHS? Have them both!


I got this DVD/VCR combo for my birthday back in September 2002, and I'm just getting around to reviewing it. Luckily, this means I've had plenty of time to test it out and explore it, so I'll break my review down into sections:

DVD & VCR capabilities, cable ready, cool display and good functions


Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: autoamerican (

Zenith XBV243 DVD Player / VCR Combo


DVD & VCR capabilities, cable ready, cool display and good functions


Mar, 2003

Product Specifications

XBV243 is a state-of-the-art DVD/VCR player. It combines a nifty design and a high functionality with the comfort you need. XBV243 features various playback options, MP3 decoding, component video output, 4x and 16x moveable zoom, Hi-Fi stereo, front A/V jacks, auto clock set system, and more.