Hi Helpful folks
I stop by this forum time to time to get some help or advice from you folks. So here i am again. We have some old VHS home movies and want to convert them to DVD just for the convenience of watching them. I'd like to pick up a DVD recorder combo unit so I stared reading the forums and seems like the consensus is the quality isn't good.
I'm not looking for any stellar quality just something watchable so we can see our old 80's and 90's home movies. It doesnt matter to me if its a combo unit or a stand alone recorder and vcr. But I dont want to spend hundreds of dollars either. I was hoping to get something I can live with for about $200 bucks.
FYI, sending them out to be done isnt an option..there are too many to be cost effective.
And anyone offer some suggestions?
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The selection is pretty much the same as detailed your 2013 thread on the same subject: https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/352311-DVD-Recorder-with-VHS-Magnavox-Toshiba?p=2409506
The Toshiba DVR620 and Funai ZV427FX4 are still available. There is also the Sanyo FWZV475F, which appears to be the Funai ZV427FX4 under a different label.
If you really do want a combo recorder, don't sit around for another three years hoping for new and improved VHS/DVD combo recorders to appear. It isn't going to happen. VCRs and DVD recorders are both nearly extinct in N. America and the future availability of the existing models is not guaranteed.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 14th Mar 2016 at 14:47.
usually_quiet, I did not sit around for 3 years. We did get a DVD combo unit and it worked satisfactory. Unfortunately my mother lost 90% of her things to a house fire and we are just getting back around to getting one of these again. Luckily after the home movies were converted to DVD the original VHS tapes were put in storage which saved them from the fire.
I supposed I checked here to see if any new developments happened with these kind of units in three years. It very unusual that some technology advice from three years ago still holds true today. Excuse my ignorance and thanks for answering my question.
those products are on the way out
no mfg is making advances in those products
that is why there are NO changes, just like cassette tapes
take the basic incandescent light bulb, very little change in 100yrs, and now being removed from production
even CFL which was so HOT a product less than 10yrs ago is now a has been
all the new advances are in LED lighting
until something else comes along