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Toshiba SD-V392 DVD/VCR Combo

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Toshiba SD-V392 DVD Video Player & Video

Toshiba SD-V392 DVD Video Player & Video Cassette Recorder

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The Bottom Line

Anyone wanting a low cost DVD/VCR combo unit without sacrificing quality needs to look no further than the Toshiba SD-V392 DVD Video Player & Video Cassette Recorder. Complete with front A/V connections and front LCD display box, the SD-V392 is a great addition to any home entertainment system because of its looks, performance and cost. It is easy to use, and has a user's manual that will troubleshoot almost any problem.
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Pros

  • Affordable - Easy to setup
  • Can record program while watching another (when not used in conjunction with a digital receiver)
  • Will record DVD to VHS (does not record copy protected DVDs)
  • S-VHS playback

Cons

  • Does not have a DVI or HDMI connection
  • Slightly bulkier than other DVD/VCR combos
  • Does not play DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, Photo CDs, or other non-standardized discs

Description

  • 17" x 3 7/8" x 8 7/8" (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 8 lbs.
  • Region 1 Playback
  • Back panel inputs include component, composite, S-Video, digital audio, stereo audio, and R
  • Front A/V output - composite video, stereo RCA audio
  • SP and SLP record modes on VCR
  • Will record program on one channel while watching another channel on TVs without digital cable
  • 90 day limited warranty

Guide Review - Toshiba SD-V392 DVD/VCR Combo

Minus appearance and HDMI connection, the SD-V392 is virtually the same DVD/VCR combo as Toshiba's top-of-the-line model, which is nice considering it costs about $100 less. It performs like any DVD/VCR should, and has plenty of features like 8 event/1 month programming, commercial skip, and simultaneous DVD playback/VHS record to satisfy any consumer electronics enthusiast.

For the faint-hearted or tech-illiterate, have no worries. The SD-V392 comes with an excellent user manual that features diagrams of everything from the remote control to front and back panels to connection to an audio system and TV equipped with S-Video input/component video inputs. Basically, it covers it all. It's also available for download at www.toshiba.com if the original gets misplaced.

The SD-V392 looks sharp, and comes in a silver casing housing a front LCD panel that is for the clock and DVD/VCR playback information. The LCD panel has two illuminations - bright when on and dim when off, which is a good feature if it is in a bedroom because some LCD panels can be too bright. It weighs 8 pounds, and is about 4" tall.

The DVD/VCR menu system is relatively easy to use with or without the user manual. The remote control has glow-in-the-dark buttons, and is like any remote with a lot of buttons - confusing at first, but easy to use after getting acquainted with it.

It has some problems playing CD-R/CD-RW, DVD-R, WMA, MP3 and JPEG discs, but no more than other units in this price range.

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