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Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player

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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 3 years, 5 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, 10 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 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 4 months ago
By
SK64
 - HOUSTON,TEXAS
answer 4
Yes.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

does this model have a built in tuner?

asked 3 years, 4 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, 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 3 years, 3 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 3 years, 4 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 3 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 3 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 2 years, 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 2 years, 10 months ago
By
busyshopping65
 - rural South Carolina
answer 3
No you have to purchase another item, it has no tuner
answered 2 years, 11 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 3 years 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 3 years, 3 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 2 years, 9 months ago
By
tennisdaisy
 - Montclair, Va
answer 2
Yes, which is why I selected the "Combo"
answered 3 years, 2 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 3 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 3 years, 3 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

recording on new HD tv

will i be able to record programs from my new hdtv on this vcr without difficulty?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
By
megal
 - scarborough, ME
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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answer 1
No. This unit has no tuner. You can't record from a TV, only from a cable or satellite connection. And, it doesn't have co-axial cable plugs on it at all.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
tennisdaisy
 - Montclair, Va
answer 2
I think any newer tv would accept this DVD/VHS player.
I didn't realize it when I moved but my DVD player that was about 5 years old, would not hook up to my new TV so research it or go to the store to be sure or save all the paperwork/recepts for a return.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
happygranny3
 - Viera, FL
answer 3
In order to record TV programs, you will connect this to a cable or satellite box to receive the program. There is no tuner built in, so if you use an antenna for your programming, this won't work for you.

Of course regardless of how you get your TV programming, you can still use this to view VHS and DVDs.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

does this item allow transfer of vcr recordings to dvd

asked 3 years, 4 months ago
By
bigchickie
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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answer 1
no
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
Nonna5
 - Tempe AZ
answer 2
no
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
By
SK64
 - HOUSTON,TEXAS
answer 3
You can copy any non-copy-protected videos. Most commercial movies cannot be copied.
answered 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 4 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 2 years, 10 months ago
By
busyshopping65
 - rural South Carolina
answer 2
no only on vcr. dvd does not record
answered 3 years, 3 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 3 years, 4 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, 10 months ago
By
cmes
 - Skokie, IL
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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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, 9 months 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, 10 months 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, 10 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 3 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes
answered 3 years, 2 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 3 years, 4 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 3 years, 4 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
Question

does this product have a QUAM TUNER

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
JIM
on Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR Combo Player
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No tuner at all.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
MrsDonovan
answer 2
This model has no tuner.

While Toshiba no longer makes recorders with a tuner, the most recent models with a tuner had only an ATSC tuner.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
ToshibaStaff
answer 3
No tuner of any kind.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
Bo73
 - PR
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