Inputs and Outputs Notes
Product Overview: The Toshiba D-VR660 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. The built-in analog and digital TV tuners let you
program your DVD or VHS recorder to catch your favorite TV shows. Although you
can dub from DVD to VHS or from VHS to DVD, you cannot record from copyrighted
Analog and Digital Tuners: This unit has ATSC (8VSB over-the-air) and
QAM (cable) digital tuners, as well as a standard NTSC analog tuner. The unit
can record either analog or digital programming in standard resolution.
Audio D/A Converter: The unit has a 192kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converter for
excellent audio reproduction.
Video D/A Converter: This unit uses a 54MHz/10-bit video
digital-to-analog converter, which reduces digital artifacts for a better
HDMI Video Upconversion: The D-VR660 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.
Black Level: You can adjust the black level to control the brightness
of the picture in order to get a better picture.
Recording Methods: There are several methods for recording content
onto a tape or disc.
- One-Touch Recording: You can record content from
the built-in 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 the
- Timer Recording: You can program the unit to record up to 12
programs from the integrated tuner source within a month in advance. Daily or
weekly program recordings are also available.
- 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-VR660 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-VR660 can record DVDs in
any of five recording speeds:
(using 4.7GB 12 cm disc)
- XP: records
approximately 1 hour
- SP: records approximately 2 hours
- LP: records
approximately 4 hours
records approximately 6 hours
- SLP: records
approximately 8 hours
Compatible Discs: This unit can
record on the following blank 12cm or 8cm DVDs:
- DVD-RW: Version 1.1,
1.2, Version 1.1/2x CPRM Support, Version 1.2/4x CPRM Support
- DVD-R: Version 2.0,
Version 2.0/4-16x speed
- DVD+R: 1x-16x speed
- DVD+RW: 1x - 4x speed
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 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, 10, or 15 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-VR660 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-VR660 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 folders or 999 files per disc.
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).
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-VR660'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-VR660 to
record in a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio.
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.
- Hiding Titles: Too keep others from playing back some
chapters without permission, you can hide certain chapters.
- Title Deletion: You can delete titles which you do not need
Camera Angles: Some DVD-video discs have scenes shot from two or more
angels to choose from.
Zoom: You can zoom in an image or video at 1.0x, 1.2x, 1.5, or 2.0x
while watching a DVD from the player on your television screen.
Virtual Surround: You can enjoy stereophonic virtual space through
your existing two channel stereo system.
Dynamic Range Control: You can use this feature to compress the range
between softer and louder sounds while watching a movie late at night.
DVD 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.
V-Chip: With the V-chip system in this unit, you can set the viewing
limitation from the analog/digital TV programs received from the unit's built-in
tuner or recorded on DVDs to prevent your children from watching an
Dimmer: The unit's front-panel display brightness can be adjusted from
Bright, Dark, or Auto.
Remote Control: The supplied SE-R0294 wireless remote can
control the DVD/VCR recorder only.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
RF Input and Output: The unit's RF Coaxial input allows you to input
antenna and cable TV signals into the unit for recording your favorite programs.
The RF out jack outputs the antenna/cable TV only; it does not output the VHS
and DVD playback signals. If your TV only has an RF input, you will need an RF
modulator, such as the Terk Mini RF Modulator (209MINI).
HDMI Output: The D-VR660 has
one HDMI output for DVD playback only. You can set the HDMI output resolution to
480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.
A/V Outputs: The unit is
equipped with separate output jacks for DVD/VCR and DVD priority. The DVD/VCR output
includes stereo RCA audio and composite video jacks. The DVD priority output
includes stereo RCA audio, S-Video, and Component Video jacks, along with
coaxial digital audio output.
Digital Output: 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-VR660 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.