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The Toshiba DVD player/VCR combo combines the picture and sound advantages of a progressive scan DVD player with the convenient recording and playback options of a videocassette recorder — all in one slim chassis. One-touch recording for the VCR provides a simple and convenient way to make videotapes. Simply connect your DVD/VCR to your cable or satellite box and then to your monitor/TV and you are set to record a tape with the push of one button on the videocassette recorder.
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Questions & Answers for Toshiba Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player

Question

Can this be hooked up to a regular TV (flat screen newer model) and just used to play back vcr's and dvd'd?

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes, this is exactly what we use ours for in our bedroom, as a back up in case one of us does not want to watch what is on the television in the den.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
busyshopping65
 - rural South Carolina
answer 2
yes...hooked up to just TV has nothing to do with cable or the cable box...I use my combo player to just play VHS DVD
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Nonna5
 - Tempe AZ
answer 3
Yes,i have it hooked up to my tv but my tv is hd.yes to both questions.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
SK64
 - HOUSTON,TEXAS
answer 4
Yes.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

does this model have a built in tuner?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
4 answers
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answer 1
No. You need cable or satellite service to record. And, this unit has no co-axial plugs on it. Someone who bought an rf modulator to interface it with the cable, said he couldn't get it to work. Don't buy this.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
tennisdaisy
 - Montclair, Va
answer 2
I cannot answer your question but someone on here gave you some incorrect information, they do still make the old type DVD/VCR's that connect to regular cable which I have, but they are much more expensive. They probabley have one on here for about $200 + but now cable in Memphis is going to all digital, and I will not be able to get any stations thanks to Comcast, Hope this helps you
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Londonborn
 - Memphis, TN
answer 3
No. But then I don't know of any similar products in this price range that do. If you are looking for one with a built in tuner, you are going to have a long and expensive search. They just don't make them much anymore. As far as I know, they stopped right around the time they stopped making VHS. :(
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
vampluver
 - NJ
answer 4
No, it doesn't.

The model shown in the link below does have tuners built in.

The DVR670 is being discontinued, so you should be able to find some good prices on it.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

Does this combo play both tapes and dvds?

More interested in playback of both tapes and dvds, possibly recording of tapes into dvds but that's a plus, NOT a necessity. Will be using many times each week.
This refers to the Toshiba V296 DVD/VCR player listed for $79.98 delivered to a store in my area, Boynton Beach, FL
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
grategramma
 - Boynton Beach, FL
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
4 answers
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answer 1
This is not the product you need.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
tennisdaisy
 - Montclair, Va
answer 2
Yes, which is why I selected the "Combo"
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
SGIRISHROSE
 - NEW MEXICO
answer 3
Yes, you can play both dvds and tapes with this combo. Not sure about recording- haven't tried that yet!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
answer 4
This model will playback both VHS tapes and DVD discs.

It can also record NON COPY PROTECTED DVDS to the VHS tape.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

what if I don't have a cable box - just TV alone??

Can this be hooked up to a TV direct without cable box or other box Do you need additional equipment to do this ??? Just want to hook it to a regular tv for just watching movies - is it possible???
asked 2 years ago
By
123tomstopthis
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
4 answers
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answer 1
If you don't want to record, you can hook it up to your TV (not if you have co-axial plugs on your tv) and just play a dvd or video. But the customer service is non-existent, and hook up is confusing.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
tennisdaisy
 - Montclair, Va
answer 2
I hooked my television directly to my vhs/dvd combo player without any problems. You only need the cable to hook-up the television to the player and I believe the cable came with the player; if not they are inexpensive or you may have some laying around like we always seem to...
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
busyshopping65
 - rural South Carolina
answer 3
No you have to purchase another item, it has no tuner
answered 2 years ago
By
wilmagal
 - CA,
answer 4
You can hook this to your TV, without any additional equipment, and use it to watch VHS or DVD videos. You can also record non-copy-protected DVDs to VHS.

If you want to record a television program to VHS, you would need a cable or satellite box.
answered 2 years ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

does this item allow transfer of vcr recordings to dvd

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
bigchickie
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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answer 1
no
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Nonna5
 - Tempe AZ
answer 2
no
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
SK64
 - HOUSTON,TEXAS
answer 3
You can copy any non-copy-protected videos. Most commercial movies cannot be copied.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

I am looking for a dvd/vcr player with only one set of 3 cords to attatch. Is this the one for me?

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
Grmanin
 - Delta Co
answer 2
No. That would be a dvd/vcr that had an internal tuner. This does not. You must use two sets. One set to connect to cable/satellite (your tuner) and one set to connect to your TV . Finding a dvd/vcr that has it's own internal tuner is a difficult task as they just don't make them anymore.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
vampluver
 - NJ
answer 3
One way to hook this up is using a cable with yellow, red, and white RCA connections for the audio and video. If this is the cable you're talking about, then yes, it will work fine.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

Can you tape TV programs to BOTH DVD & Video?

Can you tape TV programs onto the DVD disc? If so, what disc is compatible with this unit?
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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answer 1
You cannot tape or record television programs to dvd's with this unit; however Toshiba does make a unit that I believe will provide what you have requested:
Toshiba DVR620 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo
Check it out and see if it does all that you need...
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
busyshopping65
 - rural South Carolina
answer 2
no only on vcr. dvd does not record
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
foreighner
answer 3
No. This model records and plays back VHS tapes, but will only play DVDs.

Toshiba made the DVR620 that will record both, but has recently discontinued it. If you need that capability, there are still dealers that have them available.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

I purchased this product and now discover that it is not compatible with my home cable connector. rf modulators do not appear to solve this prolem.

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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answer 1
I have had nothing but problems with this unit. I would recommend you return it.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
tennisdaisy
 - Montclair, Va
answer 2
The unit did not have a tuner, without which recordings could not be made of programs on our cable network.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
obor
answer 3
The SD-V296 doesn't have tuners built in, so it doesn't have the RF connection for attaching to an antenna or cable feed.

Toshiba does offer a model that has the tuners, as well as DVD recording capability. It was recently discontinued, but you can still find them. Just search for Toshiba DVR670.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

What wires or cables would I have to buy?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
brad1945
 - PORTLAND, MAINE
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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answer 1
This unit has no co-axial cable plugs. If your cable or satellite provider uses co-axial cable, you would have to buy a kit for $30 at Radio Shack to interface with co-axial cable. This product is a nightmare. I would not recommend.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
tennisdaisy
 - Montclair, Va
answer 2
none the audio video cable is included in the box
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
foreighner
answer 3
This model comes with the composite video and audio cables (yellow/red/white). This will give you your basic hook up. There are additional connections available, shown in the image below.

Not knowing your specific setup, I can't advise on what cables would be necessary.
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answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

is this unit able to convert vhs tapes to dvd?

asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
Terrilllynn
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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answer 1
Unfortunately, no this unit is unable to convert vhs tapes to dvd's; however Toshiba does have an alternative that seems to offer what you are requesting:
Toshiba DVR620 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo
Check it out and be certain that it indeed will convert those vhs tapes to dvd's. Good Luck!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
busyshopping65
 - rural South Carolina
answer 2
Not without software susch as Honestech and video captuer device. Price around $29.00
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
pradox
 - Brocton, NY
answer 3
No, this model will make VHS copies of your DVDs but not vice-versa.

Toshiba recently discontinued the DVR620 that will record DVD to VHS or VHS to DVD. There are still some available at on-line retailers. Just google the model number.

Keep in mind that neither of these will copy copy-protected videos, such as most commercial movies.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
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