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4.0 out of 5 stars Apart from the instructions, this is an excellent product, 12 Jan 2010
This review is from: Toshiba DVR19DTKB2 Freeview DVD/VCR Recorder Combi - Black (Electronics)
Purchased to replace a faulty DVD player, this was the first time I had used a DVR machine.

It's fairly large but is well designed (with no obtrusive buttons or ugly display features). Initial set up is very straightforward and does not require lengthy study of the instruction booklet. Which is just as well, since the instructions are not written in a way that encourages the user to explore their new machine.

Picture quality has been excellent, recording has been no problem and DVDs never looked better.

If you are using the DVR to replace both a DVD player and a set top box, you may also have spent time trying to find out whether this DVR will allow you to watch an analogue channel whilst recording any other channel. The instructions do not spell this out. The answer is yes, you can do this (by using the DVR to record as normal and selecting the alternative AV setting on the tv itself so that you are watching the analogue channels via it's own tuner). This will only work up until the point your area makes the digital switchover.

In summary, a great looking machine that records easily and has a useful VCR slot too. The only drawback is the instructions booklet, which fails to offer easy answers to basic questions and doesn't clarify how to set it up so that you can watch one analogue channel whilst recording another channel.
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Initial post: 15 Mar 2010 21:20:51 GMT
Toshiba DVR19DTKB Freeview+ DVD/VCR Recorder Combi - Black

Re watching one channel and recording another ; what happens AFTER the digital swichover ??

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Mar 2010 18:45:26 GMT
If someone is currently using this DVR player with an analogue television, then the digital switchover would result in their television only having one tuner - the DVR itself. If the DVR's tuner is being used to record on one channel, the viewer could not then watch something on a different channel.

So after digital switchover, the only way to record one channel and watch another is to use this DVR with a digital tv.

That's my (very limited) understanding anyway....if anyone knows differently, hopefully they will correct this.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2010 11:12:11 BDT
Considering Digital Switch over was in 9th August 2009 and analogue signals stopped transmitting and this review is in 2010 about analogue channels so whats the point.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 May 2010 09:12:53 BDT
Digital Switchover has not taken place across the whole of the UK as yet. In London, for example, it's due to happen in 2012. Meanwhile, analogue signals are still available.
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