Toshiba SD-V392 DVD Player Review

Posted on 2004-07-20 11:23:05 by LSDsmurf

One of our frustrations with this player (and most others) is the fact that you are penalized for using component video by having to change inputs each and every time you want to watch a DVD. The whole purpose of using a progressive scan DVD player (with a progressive scan television display) is to have the highest quality video signals currently available. For some people, it's cumbersome to constantly switch back and forth between TV inputs. The same is true also with audio because digital audio outputs only pass DVD audio signals (if they are tethered to an audio system). The VCR's sound is only passed via analog audio jacks. If you have a home theater system, you are using two sets of inputs for one product.

Otherwise, with that caveat out of the way, the Toshiba SD-V392 is an admirable performer bridging "the best of both video world" producing some of the best images from any recently tested DVD/VCR Combo. As long as you don't mind switching video and audio inputs each time you want to watch DVDs, we can easily recommend Toshiba's SD-V392. It will make an excellent replacement VCR (so that you can continue to record your favorite television programs plus playback your favorite VHS videos). It gives you the added bonus of bringing you into the 21st Century with a top-of-the-line progressive scan DVD player. Image quality is among the best available. To us, this makes for a perfect combo!

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