Rated 2.4 out of 5 by 30
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mark I have had this for about a year!
I bought my Toshiba DVR620 because I was tired of the Magnavox units breaking down. I have had about 5 of them in about 10 years counting two TV's. I bought the Toshiba because I have had good luck with Toshiba products in the past and I still needed a machine that I could use to convert VHS tapes to DVD's. I have had trouble with tracking the tapes in SP. It tracks other speeds but not in SP which most of my tapes are recorded in. Tonight I was playing a disc and it jammed then I had to take the front of the case off just to get the disc out. I probably will buy another Toshiba or Magnavox because I don't know of any other combo units available, but I would not recommend either brand.
December 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Unable to Dub VHS to DVD
Con: Tried to copy VHS tape of (1994) 20th high school reunion to DVD. Followed all steps including those written by other reviewers here. When I press "Dubbing" in Step 8, the only thing displayed on the TV is a red circle with an arrow through it. I have tried multiple brands of DVD's (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, etc.) without success. Very disappointing.
Pro: It does "play" VHS tapes and DVD's very well.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim VHS to DVD - Recording solved
I had written a previous review of this product and expressed the difficulty in recording VHS to DVD. After reading entries on the community forum, I discovered, that I had to press "Input Select" and choose L1. That information was left out of the "steps to follow" in the user manual. But now, VHS to DVD recording is working great!
November 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo Solution to dvd simple
I had an issue with the dvr being "stuck" in vcr mode after timer recording a television show. I could not get the dvr to respond to any remote command and it was stuck in vcr mode. I finally figured out that I had to press the "timer set" button once and then press the "dvr" button. The dvr then worked as intended.
September 22, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Brooklyn User UNfriendly
I purchased this VCR/DVD recorder in the hopes of transferring my VHS tapes to DVD. The 109 page manual does not have any instructions on how to simply transfer VHS to DVD. Not to mention that there are no "simple" instructions in the entire manual. I even attempted to copy video camera tapes to the DVD and spent 2 hours trying. Do Not even attempt to use this device unless you have a degree in technology. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS FOR THE AVERAGE PERSON. IT IS GOING BACK TO THE STORE!
December 27, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Joseph won't accept dual layer DVD+R
Tried to record using DVD+R, the machine went through the formating process, then gave me an error message. On another forum, I saw where someone stated that it won't accept dual layer DVD's. IF THIS IS THE CASE, IT SHOULD STATE SO IN THE MANUAL. If it weren't for the fact I can't find another similar machine anywhere it would go back. I will try single layer DVD+RW--if it doesn't work it goes back regardless. I remember when Toshiba stood for quality!
February 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JJJ poorly built
Bought the unit to have a second VHS unit at the house. I had played 3 hours of tape when the unit failed, eating tape after tape. My decade old metal VHS machine is still running fine.
Missed the deadline on returning to the store and have had to ship to CA. When it arrives I will be able to order a replacement unit which will take another week or so to arrive back here. Definitely unhappy.
The whole unit seems fragile beyond belief.
Did not even reach the point of trying to record anything.
February 7, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CG DVR620 DISAPPOINTING!!
We bought the DVR620 specifically to transfer home VCR's to DVD's. We have followed the instructions to the "T' and it simply does not work. This product is not user friendly to the average person. It does play VCR's and DVD's without a problem but will not do what it is advertised to do. Can anyone tell us where we might be going wrong and if so, please post step by step instructions or tell me where to go to find them. This has been a very frustrating and expensive purchase.
February 18, 2013