Toshiba VCR/DVD Recorder Combo - Problems connecting it to system
I just purchased a Toshiba model# D-VR610KU VCR/DVD Recorder and trying to connect this thing has proven to be over my head.
It doesn't come with a tuner and according to the manual you can use your satellite box as a tuner, and I have a dish network box, so I swear I connected it exactly as shown in the manual and the only thing I can get a signal on is the satellite tv -- there's no picture or sound for the DVD/VCR. I even tried omiting hooking it to the satellite at all and it's not giving me a picture or sound. My VCR that I'm replacing with this thing had a tuner and I was able to connect the satellite to it just fine. I also have a beastly entertainment center that makes it near impossible to get behind and see the connections on the TV.
I don't know if this is a question that is able to be answered over the internet but I just thought I'd run it past anyone that's willing to listen. Does anyone make housecalls? Hah, hah.
I was able to connect to my cable box. I used RCA (yellow, red, white) cabling. I connected the Video Out on the cable box to the Video In on the DVD/VC (to the DVD VCR cabling section). I then from same section used the Video Out using RCA Cabling to the the Video In connectors on my Phillips LCD TV. That left only to connect the TV to the cable box using regular TV coax cable. Everything works, although I am going nuts trying to dub from VCR to DVD-R or +R discs.
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ACCORDING TO THE TECH AT TOSHIBA: THE UNIT MUST BE CONNECTED TO THE TV BY AN HDMI CABLE FOR THE DVD PART & (ON THE BACK-RIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE COMBO) YOU NEED TO CONNECT A SET OF THE RED/WHITE/YELLOW CABLES FROM (VIDEO) "OUT" OF THE COMBO & "IN" TO THE RED/WHITE/YELLOW TV(AV-1) PORTS FOR THE VCR PART TO WORK.
No you cannot - This is a DVD *PLAYER* / VCR combo - which means it features a DVD player & VHS recorder in one - you cannot record onto DVD - You can however watch a DVD while recording your tv program on the VCR.
I hope this answers your question.
If you want to convert your VHS to DVD you will need to purchase a standalone DVD recorder - I personally do not reocmmend the DVD recorder / VCR combos - or you can use a HDD/DVD recorder which stores recordings on a hard drive and later you can burn them on DVD, they allow editing, more flexible recording options, etc
The DVD will play through component, composite, or HDMI, but you have to hook the VCR up separately with component cables - look at the back of the combo, you'll see where it says "VCR". That's where the cables have to go. Pretty silly, but I had the same problem, and this is the only solution I could come up with.
I tried a Panasonic 4-unit universal remote (about $8 at Wal-Mart), and the code that works for it (sort of) is 0998. I say "sort of," because on the DVD side, you can only advance forward and backward from one chapter to the next (you can't "scan") and on the VCR side, you can't fast forward or rewind at all. So I'm returning the remote and looking for a "real" Toshiba D-VR610 remote. But I suppose this universal remote could be better than nothing, at least for the DVD functions.
hi there, a little late.....but here we go........do you have cable? if yes connect the cable from the cable box out to dvd in and connect the dvd out to tv in.......pls note the dvd and tv must be set/tune to ch #3.(and you cannot record HBO)......you dont have cable just tv and dvd you need rca wire (red,white & yellow) also the F connector wire....in back of dvd connect the 3 wires audio in video in (is your tv/monitor a flat panal these connections might be on the side) if not its in the back plug in to out on tv....(this is so you can record)....plug the F conncetor wire from dvd to tv......on this connection you can set the dvd to ch #3 or any ch you want to record...........