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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
Can you record a program in the future on this unit, so you don't have to be there at the time, if you have a cable box?
Recent Question:
Does it require a cable box to record from TV?
Recent Question:
Can you record both DVD+RW and DVD-RW tapes on this Toshiba Recorder
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Does it have a built in Tuner?
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Can you copy a DVD to a VCR tape?
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Can you copy a DVD to a VCR tape?
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Does your cable provider have to do anything to get this product working or do u just hook it up and it works

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Toshiba Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player

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, 8 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 2 years, 1 month 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, 8 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, 8 months ago
By
SK64
 - HOUSTON,TEXAS
answer 4
Yes.
answered 2 years, 8 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, 7 months ago
By
grategramma
 - Boynton Beach, FL
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is not the product you need.
answered 2 years ago
By
tennisdaisy
 - Montclair, Va
answer 2
Yes, which is why I selected the "Combo"
answered 2 years, 6 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, 6 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, 7 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, 3 months 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 2 years 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 2 years, 1 month ago
By
busyshopping65
 - rural South Carolina
answer 3
No you have to purchase another item, it has no tuner
answered 2 years, 2 months 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, 3 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

does this model have a built in tuner?

asked 2 years, 7 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 2 years 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, 6 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, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

is this unit able to convert vhs tapes to dvd?

asked 2 years, 7 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 2 years, 1 month 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, 6 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, 7 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

can you record a program directly from the TV to VCR on this unit?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Wilam
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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answer 1
No. This has no tuner. You will need a cable or satellite service to record. And, there are no co-axial cable plugs on this unit.
answered 2 years ago
By
tennisdaisy
 - Montclair, Va
answer 2
Only if you are connected to a dish box, cable box, or have an external tuner.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
buyer37841
 - Oneida, TN
answer 3
This model doesn't have a tuner built-in, so you can't record from your cable or antenna RF cable. If you're on cable or satellite and use a box, you can run a Composite Video cable from the box to the recorder.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

What wires or cables would I have to buy?

asked 2 years, 7 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 2 years ago
By
tennisdaisy
 - Montclair, Va
answer 2
none the audio video cable is included in the box
answered 2 years, 7 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, 7 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

do this item?

do this item, records from vhs to dvd?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
calvinsc
 - fresno ca.
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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answer 1
If you are asking if this item records vhs tapes to dvd's; then no, I'm sorry but this item does not have that capability.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
busyshopping65
 - rural South Carolina
answer 2
No
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
Billswife2
 - Rockledge, FL
answer 3
This model only records on VHS, so you can record from a non copy-protected DVD to VHS.

If you want to copy VHS to DVD, the Toshiba DVR620 will record from DVD to VHS, or VHS to DVD. Walmart doesn't have the DVR620, but if you Google it, you can find it.

Cut and Paste the address below into your address bar to see a spec sheet.
http://cdgenp01.csd.toshiba.com/content/product/pdf_files/detailed_specs/video-electronics/dvr620_spec.pdf
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

will this unit allow me to record a dvd from the vhs unit

asked 2 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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answer 1
Unfortunately, no this unit will only allow you to watch a dvd; however Toshiba does offer this alternative that will allow you to record:
Toshiba DVR620 DVD Recorder/VCR Combo
Double-check to be certain that it offers all you are looking for, now I wish I had purchased this more expensive one...
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
busyshopping65
 - rural South Carolina
answer 2
NO, it's not set up to do that.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
frogie333
 - Texas
answer 3
The DVD on this model is a player only, so you can't record a DVD.

The Toshiba DVR620 will record both VHS and DVD. Walmart doesn't carry this model, but you can find it if you Google the model number.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

Cable & connections

My comcast cable box has only 2 terminals: "cable in" and "out to TV", plus selection of channel 3 or 4. My old, working TV has only 3 terminals: red ["audio right"], white ["audio left"], and yellow ["video input"]; plus "antenna in". Since this unit has no tuner, how can I record a TV program to a VCR tape? [I assume I cannot watch one show while recording another.] If so, how do I connect everything? Thank you.
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
cmes
 - Skokie, IL
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This unit has no co-axial cable plugs. You will have to buy a $30 converter kit from Radio Shack to connect it with a co-axial cable. I do not think you can record one program while watching another. Without buying anything extra, you can only plug this into your tv and watch a DVD or video. No recording. By the way, Toshiba customer service is non-existent. You will NEVER get through to a human.
answered 2 years ago
By
tennisdaisy
 - Montclair, Va
answer 2
put an old vcr in line that will change channels and still works.. Need another set of red white and yellow wires.
Remove in line an outline from tv.
Tv needs set to L3 Install red white and yellow wires to tv. Turn on both Vcr's You now can watch tv or even record from old
Vcr. Tapes or DVD's Change Channels on the old Vcr not the TV,
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Aprildog
 - Clarington, Ohio
answer 3
With your current cable box, the only way to record TV programming is with a VCR with a tuner built in. While this model doesn't have tuners, the Toshiba DVR670 does have tuners.

Probably the easiest and cheapest solution is to get a cable box from Comcast with composite video outputs. That would allow you to record, and send the program to your TV using the red/white/yellow connections.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
ToshibaStaff
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