Pros Easy to use
Great space reduction
The quality of the replay in standard play speed is good
The upconvert to 1080 is a good feature
Cons The use of DVD+R and not DVD-R since Toshiba only supports "+" format discs
Better for VHS to DVD conversion rather than DVD recording
Slightly complicated manual
Summary Have you got a stack of precious VHS tapes that are losing their quality and you desperately need to transfer them onto DVD? Well here is one of the greatest products you can find. Enter the Toshiba DVR620 DVD/VHS Recorder. This DVD VHS player recorder works GREAT and can convert VHS tapes to DVD in abundance, unlike some other DVD/VHS recorders that break after 5 recordings.
If converting VHS to DVD is all you are looking for, this unit will deliver quality DVD copies, and is a more reliable unit than the Sony products. Actually, once you set the unit up with your preferences, you only have to press the DUBBING button to record each 2-hr VHS tape to a blank DVD. Remember to FINALIZE your DVD after recording, so that it will play on other units. You should also use DVD+R, not DVD-R, since Toshiba recommends and supports only the "+" format discs. Toshiba has excellent tech support, and they actually speak good English.
The space reduction of DVD vs. VHS is fantastic, and by converting old tapes to DVD, you are preserving them for the future, as VHS tapes have a tendency to eventually decay beyond usable condition.
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