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Toshiba SD-V280 DVD-VCR Combo, Silver

by Toshiba

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  • ColorStream component-video DVD outputs; 10-bit, 27 MHz video conversion
  • Quasi S-VHS compatible VCR with 19-micron heads (for stable still-frames) and hi-fi stereo sound
  • MP3-CD playback, DVD picture zoom, DVD bookmarking (skip instantly to your favorite scenes)
  • Optical and coaxial digital-audio outputs accommodate all digital surround receivers
  • Includes remote control
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameToshiba
Item Weight10.2 pounds
Product Dimensions12.8 x 17 x 3.8 inches
Item model numberSD-V280
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
  
Technical Specification
Additional Information
ASINB00005V3DO
Shipping Weight10.2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableFebruary 19, 2001
  
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Toshiba
  • Model: SD-V280
  • Item Package Quantity: 1
  • Video Head Quantity: 4
  • Video Tape Playback Speed: SLP, SP, EP
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Product Description

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The Toshiba SDV280 DVD/VCR Combo with DVD-R and MP3 Playback combines the ease of VHS with the quality and fun of DVD, even throwing MP3-playing capability into the mix.

Video Features
In addition to common DVDs and VHS tapes, this unit plays DVD-Video/CD/Video CDs, as well as DVD-R/CD-R/CD-RW discs made with a personal computer. Its ColorStream component video outputs deliver fantastic color images, and the VCR unit features a 4-head 19-micron system. A 10-bit 27mHz video digital-to-analog conversion with high-resolution filter also adds to color purity, detail, and resolution. When recording DVD to VHS, provided the DVD has not been encoded with the macrovision copy protection, this unit provides easy copying without color distortion. It also sports picture zoom, commercial skip, and many other standard features.

Audio Features
The SDV280 features 24-Bit/96kHz PCM audio compatibility, which improves the sound in many types of discs, producing warmer, more natural-sounding tones. It also sports coaxial and optical TosLink digital audio output, is MP3 audio compatible, and features VHS hi-fi stereo.

Other Features
This unit also includes icon-based onscreen displays, commercial skip, and picture zoom.

Customer Reviews

In general, this VHS/DVD combo is a great addition if you a first time DVD-player owner.
"ramongadia@netscape.net"
The entire electrical system just shorted out - I couldn't even eject the tape and DVD that were in it.
Pablo
I thought by spending a little more on the Toshiba product I would save myself money in the long run.
Jacqueline

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

113 of 118 people found the following review helpful By H. L. Nordberg on October 11, 2002
The unit looks fabulous, and I had no trouble with the remote control on my television. However, I only had it for 6 weeks when the power supply died. It can't be repaired, and Toshiba won't honor the 90-day warrantee.
So, while it looks like a great product, the power supply is fragile and the customer service is one of the worst I've seen.
My advice: Go with a similar product from a company with higher standards of quality and customer commitment.
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64 of 67 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 8, 2002
I purchase this vcr/dvd combo today and was disappointed. My first dvd movie suddenly paused without warning...I could not start my movie and had to exit all together. Second, use of the remote control was frustrating. Save yourself some headaches...do not purchase. I'm returning my purchase tomorrow.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 17, 2002
First off being a combo unit it saves alot of shelf space and thats good. The dvd player is a very good unit. The pictures are bright and clear and colors seem very prominet-like film. The sound from the dvd player is equally good. All the subtle noies and loud moments come through clear. One problem though, on layer changes the player pauses a good 3 to 4 seconds. Although on Jurassic Park 3 I noticed nothing at all. It may depend on the disc so, its not a deal breaker for me. No digitizing occured during playback either. It has optical and coax outputs for DD and DTS sountracks. Also, "s" video, composite. and componet outputs. The vcr is like all vcr's today with all the basic functions. It does rewind very fast though, and it records unusally well in SLP mode. The playback of rental tapes and some of my own were ouite respectable. Not a bad vcr. With music cd's I was a little surprized. It sounded quite clear and of good quality to me on various types of music. One note though, the bass was very prominet. This may be because Im using the optical output for cd's for the first time and adjustments were needed in my receiver settings. So thats it . Quite a good little deal if you ask me. With exception of the layer changes and a poorly laid out instruction manual, the SD-V280 is a good deal.
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Pablo on April 30, 2002
When I bought this combo system I assumed that in exchange for convenience and space saving there would be some compromises. Unfortunately there are a little too many. First, the unit cannot play back MP3 CDs as advertised. It lost about half of the songs from each CD I tried, it broke individual songs into multiple files, it messed up directory structure -- in short, forget about using it to playback your MP3 collection. It is clear that the MP3 functionality was tacked on as an afterthought - and not very well. Instructions regarding MP3 playback do not even appear in the (indecipherable) manual, but rather are found on an (equally indecipherable) piece of paper shipped with the unit. Since MP3 playback was a big selling point for me, I was rather disappointed.
A second annoyance is that the remote control does not work with my new Toshiba TV. Nor does the Toshiba TV remote work with the VCR/DVD. This is just ridiculous.
My main complaint however is that the unit simply stopped working 3 weeks after I bought it. The entire electrical system just shorted out - I couldn't even eject the tape and DVD that were in it. Amazingly, there is a Toshiba certified repair center nearby. They promise to have it fixed about 3 weeks. Great.
Update - Two weeks later, I received a call from the Toshiba Authorized Service Center saying that they don't know how to fix the unit. I was told to call Toshiba customer support. Toshiba says they will looking it, but are non-commital doing anything.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 12, 2002
I bought the SDV280 after returning a similar competing product (reviewed elsewhere). I can't comment on reliability, but so far I'm pleased with the DVD playback quality. The disc drive is quiet and the tray has a good, solid feeling when it comes scooting out. The remote is very responsive and has separate pairs of buttons for FF/Rew and Skip Forward/Back. As others have pointed out, however, it is not a universal remote.
One gotcha with this unit, as with other combos, is that it does not necessarily free up an input on your TV. If you use just the RCA connections, you can play both DVD and VCR on one input (the Toshiba does the necessary switching), but if you use S-Video for the DVD, you need to plug the VCR into the second set of RCA jacks; it won't play on the first. That's the case with my TV anyway, and it means threading the VCR cables around to the front of the TV, which is not completely satisfactory.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Walt Whifflebats on May 1, 2002
The player is very nice to look at, with a nicely subdued blue glow to the digital display. It's surprisingly lightweight and easy to carry and position. The gold connectors are nice too. Quality is excellent with both the DVD and VHS. Recording looks good. Colors seem perfect. Audio is top notch. Dialogue, music, and the bass really kick in nicely. Monster cables or something equal increase the quality something fierce, so I recommend picking those up. The VHS is noticably less crisp than DVD, but that's pretty much a given with anything. I'm sure the remote and on-screen menus could be made more user-friendly, but I'm not complaining. Some form of audioscopes would be welcome to go along with the music. Overall, no real complaints. I like the multitude of features. It compliments my little home theater setup nicely.
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CONSUMER ALERT: This television receiver has only an analog broadcast tuner and will require a converter box after February 17, 2009 to receive over-the-air broadcasts with an antenna because of the U.S.'s transition to digital broadcasting. Analog-only TVs should continue to work as before with cable and satellite TV services, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players, and similar products. For more information, call the Federal Communications Commission at 1-888-225-5322 (TTY: 1-888-835-5322), or visit the commission’s digital-television Web site at: www.dtv.gov.