Inputs and Outputs Notes
Product Overview: The Toshiba
D-VR620 can record video and audio
to blank DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs, as well as
VHS video cassettes. Two line
inputs (one on the rear and one on the front) allow you to record from several
sources. Although you can dub from DVD to VHS
or from VHS to DVD, you cannot record from copyrighted materials.
Note: This unit does not feature a built-in tuner. An external
tuner source is required to record television programming.
Audio D/A Converter:
The unit has a 192kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converter for
excellent audio reproduction.
D/A Converter: This unit uses
a 54MHz/10-bit video digital-to-analog converter, which
reduces digital artifacts for a better picture.
HDMI Video Upconversion: The
D-VR620 is equipped with an HDMI output, which transfers digital audio and
uncompressed digital video to the TV on a single cable. The resolution for the
HDMI output can be upconverted to 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.
Compatible Discs: This unit can
record on the following blank 12cm or 8cm DVDs:
- DVD-RW: Version 1.1, 1.2, Version 1.1/2 CPRM Support
- DVD-R: Version 2.0/2.1 (1x-16x)
- DVD+RW: 1x-4x speed
- DVD+R: 1x - 6x speed
Note: This unit will playback CD, CD-R, and CD-RW discs, but will
not record to them.
MP3/WMA Playback: In addition
to DVDs and CDs, this unit will play MP3 and WMA audio files
recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 or Joliet formats. The
playable bit rate range is 112-320 kbps (constant or variable bit rates) for MP3
and 48-192 kbps for WMA. This unit can read a maximum of 255 folders, up to 99
tracks per folder and a total of 999 files per disc.
Note: This unit cannot record to CD-R or CD-RW discs.
JPEG Disc Playback: This unit
will play JPEG picture files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 or
Joliet formats. This unit supports JPEG images from 32 x 32 to 6300 x 5100
pixels. It can read a maximum of 255 folders, up to 99 tracks per folder and a
total of 999 files per disc. All JPEG files on a disc can be played back in a
slide show with an interval of 5 or 10 seconds. You can zoom in
on any selected image (2x or 4x), or rotate the image clockwise 90 degrees until
the desired angle is selected.
DivX Playback: The D-VR620 is an official DivX Certified product. The
unit supports the following DivX profiles - DivX 3.x, DivX 4.x, DivX 5.x, and
DivX 6.0. The D-VR620 can support up to a 720 x 480 @ 30 fps and 720 x 576 @ 25
fps DivX image. The unit will recognize up to 255 folder or 999 files per disc
recorded on CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, or DVD+R/RW.
Recording Methods: There are several methods for recording content
onto a tape or disc.
- One-Touch Recording: You can record content from an external
tuner source while watching program
- One-Touch Timer Recording: This function allows you to set the
recording time in blocks of 30 minutes up to 8 hours for recording from an
external tuner source.
- Timer Recording: You can program the unit to record up to 12
programs from an external tuner source within a month in advance. Daily or
weekly program recordings are also available.
- Satellite Link: You can set the unit to start recording whenever
it detects the video signal from the connected external tuner source.
- Bi-Direction Dubbing: You can
copy from DVD to VCR, or from VCR to DVD. Recording of copyrighted material from
DVD to VCR or from VCR to DVD is not allowed.
- DV Dubbing: This function lets you record contents from your
digital video camcorder to this unit using the D-VR620 front-panel DV-input.
Simultaneous Record and Play: You can playback the DVD during VCR
timer recording or one-touch recording. Also, you can playback the VCR during
DVD timer recording or one-touch recording. You cannot record on the DVD and VCR
DVD Recording Speeds: The D-VR620 can record DVDs in any of five recording speeds:
(using 4.7GB 12 cm disc)
- XP: records
approximately 1 hour
records approximately 2 hours
- LP: records
approximately 4 hours
- EP: records approximately 6 hours
records approximately 8 hours
VCR Recording Speeds: You can record VHS tapes in either of two speeds:
SP--Standard Play (2 hours on a T-120 tape) or SLP--Super Long Play (6 hours on
a T-120 tape).
Note: In order to see the Recording Speed/REC MODE display on the television screen
when recording utilizing the VCR side of this device, a connection from the
VIDEO OUT jack is required.
Scan: This unit may be set to output a progressive scan video signal from
the Color Stream Pro component video output. Progressive-scan picture quality is
more film-like, with more fine detail and less flicker. Progressive-scan viewing
requires a TV with a progressive scan compatible component video input.
Video Output: You can set the D-VR620's video output to 4:3
Letter-Box, 4:3 Pan&Scan or 16:9 Wide to match the aspect ratio of your
Recording Aspect Ratio: You can set the D-VR620 to
record in a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio for DVD recording.
Auto Chapter: You can
automatically make chapter marks on the DVD while recording. You can select an
interval of 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes or 60 minutes. Auto
Chapter can also be turned off, if desired. Simultaneous Record and Play:
You can playback the DVD during VCR timer recording or one-touch recording.
Also, you can playback the VCR during DVD timer recording or one-touch
recording. You cannot record on the DVD and VCR simultaneously.
Auto Finalizing: You can finalize disc automatically using this
function. You can use this function to finalize discs after finishing all timer
recordings and at the end of the disc space. You will need to finalize disc to
play back on other DVD players.
Chase Playback: The Chase Playback function allows you to begin
watching a DVD recording that is already in progress. Playback cannot start
until at least 30 seconds of the program has been recorded. During playback of
the DVD recording, you can pause, fast-forward, and fast-reverse the recording.
Rapid Playback: This function is available only on disc recorded in
the Dolby Digital format, and plays back in a slightly faster (1.3x) or slower
speed (0.8x) while keeping the sound outputs.
Instant Skip: You can skip TV commercials to enjoy the recorded
programs without interruption. The Instant Skip feature searches ahead 30
seconds up to 180 seconds.
Index Search: An index mark will be assigned at the beginning of each
recording you make on a VHS tape. You may skip to a specific marked point using
Time Search: This feature allows you to go to a specific point on a
cassette tape by entering the exact amount of time you wish to skip in order to
reach the point.
Title List: The Title List feature allows you to check the titles
recorded on your disc easily. You can choose a title to play back from this list
and easily edit the titles as you prefer.
Editing Discs: This unit offers convenient editing functions which are
possible only with DVD-RW/-R and DVD+RW/+R discs.
- Title Name Assignment: You can add a name to a disc or recorded
title up to 30 characters long.
- Dividing Titles: You can divide a recorded video into two parts
- Combining Titles: You can combine two recorded videos into one
- Creating Playlist: You can create a playlist with up to 99 titles
on a disc
- Erasing Playlist: You can also delete a playlist once it is no
- Title Protection: You can protect certain videos recorded on a
disc from being erased or edited.
- Chapter Marks: You can put chapter mark in each title. Once a
chapter is marked, you can use it for the chapter search feature to find
that section of the disc easily.
- Title Deletion: You can delete titles which you do not need
Black Level: You can adjust the black level to control the brightness
of the picture in order to get a better picture.
Camera Angles: Some DVD-video discs have scenes shot from two or more
angels to choose from.
Virtual Surround: You can enjoy stereophonic virtual space through
your existing two channel stereo system.
Parental Lock: Some DVD-video discs feature a parental lock level.
Playback will stop if the ratings exceed the levels you set; it will require you
to enter a password before the disc will playback. This feature prevents your
children from viewing inappropriate material.
Remote Control: The supplied SE-R0295 wireless remote can control the DVD/VCR recorder only.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
HDMI Output: The D-VR620 has
one rear panel HDMI output that can be used for DVD and VCR playback. You can set the HDMI output resolution to
480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.
A/V Outputs: The DVD/VCR audio/video outputs include a
component video, composite video, and S-video output along with a pair of stereo
RCA output terminals. These A/V outputs can be used for either DVD or VCR
Digital Outputs: The coaxial digital output can both pass a Dolby Digital or DTS bitstream to an
A/V receiver with surround decoders.
A/V Inputs: The D-VR620 features two sets of A/V inputs, one on the rear panel and one on the front panel, each featuring stereo RCA audio and
composite video jacks. The rear-panel AV input also features an S-Video jack.
DV Input: This unit has a front
panel DV input terminal which supports input from a DV-format digital camcorder.
You can record to DVD or VCR from the camcorder. In the DVD mode, you can use
Play, F.Fwd, Rew, Pause/Still, and Stop on the front panel or remote control of
this unit to control the DV camcorder. You cannot control the camcorder while in
the VCR mode.