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Sylvania DV220SL8 DVD Player / VCR Combo

Sylvania DV220SL8 DVD Player / VCR Combo
alaScore 75

122 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of Sylvania DV220SL8 DVD Player / VCR Combo. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, 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 Sylvania DV220SL8 DVD Player / VCR Combo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sylvania DV220SL8 DVD Player / VCR Combo


alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 user reviews of Sylvania DV220SL8 DVD Player / VCR Combo from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

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Gift for wife


It would be nice to be able to use the high quality features of the dvd player along with the standard quality of the vcr at the same time.

Plays everything very good

Hard to split between vcr and dvd

Dec, 2007

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This unit isn't very good. It breaks easy. Fortunately the store we purchased it from honored the warranty so we have a new one now. I hope this one will last longer than its predecessor.

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Poor Quality

Mar, 2010

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poor sound quality


"I originally bought this to be a VHS recorder not realizing there was no cable hook up. But I decided to keep anyway to have an extra VHS player around the house. Well, I plugged it in last night and it makes this high pitched noise when you play vhs...

Apr, 2009

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This unit has no capacity to program it for later recording. I've never in my life seen such a thing.

Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use

Can't do timed recording

Sep, 2008

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weak fuse


After about a year the internal fuse blew on our player. It had a video and a DVD stuck inside. I had to take it apart to retrieve the two items and figured I'd try replacing the fuse just to see if it would work. I replaced the fuse and got it...

Easy To Use

Flimsy Construction

Sep, 2008

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Dissapointed when purchasing this item that I didn't know there wasn't a tuner too bad the sales-person didn't mention that! :-(

Good price for a dvdvcr

No tuner no tuner

Jun, 2008

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DVD did not work


I wanted a cheap combo VCR and DVD player. I wasn't expecting it to do much for the price, but when I got it home the machine did not work. The DVD tray did not open, which was needless to say the reason I took it back to the store. The saleperson at...

Did not work

Jun, 2008

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No VHS hi-fi audio!


Even though this unit has left & right audio output jacks for VHS section, its VHS section only has standard monophonic audio. I removed the top cover, and verified that there are no hi-fi audio heads on the video drum. Sylvania really cut corners on...

Flimsy Construction, No hi-fi audio, Unattractive Design

May, 2008

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what they dont tell you at the store


They did not inform me at the store that I could not timer record WITHOUT a TUNER. I am EXTREMELY disappointed in this product AND Radioshack


Difficult To Set Up, Difficult To Use, You have to buy a tuner

Mar, 2008

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Grow with technology...


Does exactly what it says it does. Very simple.

Consistent Performance, Durable, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Use, High Quality Picture

Unattractive Design

Mar, 2008

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