Disc Compatibility: The Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR combo player
supports the playback of the following disc types.
| DVD ||DVD-Video, DVD-R,
DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW |
|CD ||CD-Audio, CD-R, CD-RW |
Note: This unit will
only play back DVD and CD discs. It does not record to disc.
Not compatible with MP3/WMA/AAC audio files.
Dolby Digital/DTS Compatible: The Toshiba SD-V296 supports
playback of Dolby Digital and DTS encoded DVD discs and outputs the Dolby
Digital/DTS signal to your connected home theater receiver (with built-in Dolby
Digital/DTS decoder) via a digital coaxial output.
Search Functions: The Toshiba SD-V296 offers various search
functions to help you find your disc content.
- Title Search: The Title Search 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.
- Time Search: This feature allows you to go to a
specific point on a disc by entering the exact amount of time you wish to
skip in order to reach the point.
Markers: This function allows you to store markers on a disc that can
be easily recalled. You can bookmark up to 3 scenes at a time. The markers are
cleared when you open the disc tray or turn the unit off.
Zoom: The Zoom feature allows you to get an increasingly close-up view
of the image. Each press of the Zoom button increases the magnification to Zoom
1 (1.3x), Zoom 2 (1.5x) or Zoom 3 (2.0x). You can also move the zoomed image
around the screen.
Camera Angles: Some DVD-video discs have scenes shot from
two or more angels to choose from.
JPEG Viewer: JPEG Viewer enables a user to
display digital photographs on a television set in the JPEG digital format. The DVD player supports playback of JPEG images recorded onto CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD+R/RW discs. The unit supports JPEG images with a maximum
resolution of 6300 x 5100 and maximum file size of 7 Mbytes. The player can
recognize 500 files and 255 folders. You can continuously playback all JPEG
images automatically; you can set the JPEG interval to 5 or 10 seconds.
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.
Simultaneous DVD playback/VHS Record: The Toshiba SD-V296
offers simultaneous DVD playback & VHS record for watching a DVD while recording
a TV program.
VCR Recording Speeds: You can record VHS tapes in either of
two speeds: SP (Standard Play) or SLP (Super Long Play).
|Record Speed ||Tape Type ||Recording
Playback Time |
SP mode ||T60 ||1 Hour |
|T120 ||2 Hours |
|T160 ||2 Hours, 40 Minutes |
SLP mode ||T60 ||3 Hours |
|T120 ||6 Hours |
|T160 ||8 Hours |
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.
Recording Methods: There are several methods for recording
content onto a VHS tape.
- One-Touch Recording: You can record content from an
external tuner source while watching the 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 8 programs from an external tuner source for up to a year in advanced.
You can choose between Once, Daily, or weekly program recordings.
- Satellite Link: You can set the unit to start recording
whenever it detects the video signal from the connected external tuner
Note: If there is a power failure or the unit is unplugged for
more than 30 seconds, clock setting and all timer programs will be lost.
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 Index Search.
No Built-In Tuner: The Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR combo player does
not feature a built-in TV tuner. You will need to connect your
cable/satellite box to record TV programming.
14-Bit/108MHz Video Digital to Analog Converter: The Toshiba
SD-V296 DVD/VCR combo player employs a 14-bit/108MHz video digital-to-analog
converter to reduce digital artifacts to give you a better picture.
Progressive 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.
Black Level: You can adjust the black level to control the
brightness of the picture in order to get a better picture.
Audio D/A Converter: The unit has a 192kHz/24-bit audio
digital-to-analog converter for excellent audio reproduction.
Virtual Surround: To obtain expansive virtual surround sound
effects from two speakers, set the Virtual Surround mode to "On".
A/V Inputs: The SD-V296 features two sets of A/V inputs (one
on the rear panel and one on the front panel) to connect external sources, such
as your cable/satellite box and camcorder. Each AV input features a composite
video jack and stereo audio RCA jacks.
Video Outputs: The Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR combo player
features one component video output, one S-video output, and one composite video
- Component Video Output: The SD-V296 features
ColorStream Pro component video outputs which allow the video signal to be
sent from the built-in DVD player to a component video-equipped interlaced (480i) or
progressive scan (480p) TV.
- S-Video Output: There is also a S-video output for DVD
playback only (480i).
- Composite Video Output: In addition, there is a
composite video output for both playback of DVD discs and VHS tapes (480i only).
Audio Outputs: The Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR combo player
features a coaxial digital audio output (coaxial) and one analog RCA stereo
- Digital Audio Output: This unit features a coaxial
digital output to allow you to connect the player to a receiver with a Dolby
Digital or DTS decoder (for DVD playback only).
- Analog Audio Output: The unit also has two sets of
analog composite audio outputs, if your application only calls for hooking
the DVD audio up to your Television. For both playback of DVD discs and VHS
IR Remote: The Toshiba SD-V296 DVD/VCR combo player comes with an IR
remote control for wireless operation of this unit only.