Toshiba SD22VB

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scook17

Guest
Considering I want to replace my VHS deck with an SVHS system and I wanted to replace my DVD player with a new one that plays DVD-R disks, is the Toshiba SD22VB a good choice? The Toshiba SD220 (DVD only) player has got good reviews. Is this the same player plus an SVHS deck?

Kind Regards,
Shane Cook.
 
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moose1

Guest
scook

did you ever find out if this player has the same innards as the highly rated SD220?

I really want to buy this machine as I need to tidy things up a bit in the room, but don't want to get saddled with a duffer.

I can't find any info on-line, or in the Home cinema mags about it. Everyone RAVES abot the 220, but all the reviews of the 22VB don't mention it.

Best

john
 
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moose1

Guest
I got this from the Toshiba helpdesk.

Dear Sir

Thank you for your recent enquiry. Please find the information that you
requested as follows:

The SD220 and the SD22VB do and have all the same functions and features so
this would suggest that the main mother board and chip set is the same.
Except a couple of small features,

The SD220 has 'Component' video inputs, the combi doesn't
The SD220 has Bit rate display, the combi doesn't
The SD220 has Cd text, the combi doesn't and
The SD220 has advanced front panel operation, the combi doesn't.

The changes that I have mentioned about the two are unlikely to decrease
the performance of the combi unit and you won't be loosing any high quality
sound or picture.

If you have any further queries or would like to go through your query with
an advisor you can contact us on 0115 9766958,
Monday - Friday 8.00-20.00, Saturday 8.00-18.00 and Sunday 10.00-16.00, or
feel free to reply by E-mail.

We trust that the information is to your satisfaction. If you have any
further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on the above number.

Kind regards,
Simon Knowles
Toshiba Consumer Products Division Helpdesk
 
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moose1

Guest
Thanks

So much for their Technical department then.

I'll just get a 220, a cheap video, and live with the cables.

John
 

leeoh

Standard Member
moose1, before you do that you might still want to consider the combi its currently selling for £199 in comet so of course your local John Lewis will match that. At that price you can't really go too far wrong.

It was reviewed in the December issue of what Video and came out as Best Buy out of the three combi's tested. That was at £279 retail !
 
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moose1

Guest
It's too late. My wife got sick of not being able to tape programs while I was waiting to find out, and I had to go and bu a cheapo video.

Looks like it'll have to be the 220.

Thanks for the heads-up though.
 
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scook17

Guest
I've heard the combi has some problems with 5.1 sound and doesn't play DVD-R disks that well. Anyone, in the know, care to comment on this?

Kind Regards,
Shane Cook.
 
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factifano

Guest
It would be useful to know what you base this on SKCollob. Are you someone with technical knowledge? Have you owned one? Please give us the reason for your view so we can decide whether to take your advice seriously.
 

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