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How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU)

Josh @ Toshiba Tech Support (800-631-3811) gave these instructions which worked for us.  Note: first VHS tape we tried ejected immediately.  Second VHS tape we tried stayed in and dubbing worked.

- turn DVR670KU on
- press DVD button
- press Input Select button and choose "L1"
- insert blank DVD
- press Rec Mode button and choose mode (ex: SP)
- press VCR button
- insert VHS tape
- press Play button
- press Pause button
- press Dubbing button
- unit automatically begins VCR to DVD dubbing and displays "DB" on front panel
- press Stop button when done

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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU) ALSO WORKS ON DVR620KU

Thanks - Fixed same problem with DVR620KU

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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs

I have the same dubbing issue with the DVR19DTKB2. All sets up as per the manual, but when I click the dubbing button, I just get the red record light and red DB on display flashing on the display panel and the red circle with a line through showing on the TV screen. I have tried several blank DVD-R discs so dont think its them although that is rather how it looks? Any tips?

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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs

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same issue here...when I press dubbing get the same error msg as above

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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU)

Will the vcr tape be playing on the tv while it's dubbing? or can you watch something else while it is dubbing? My son finally got a vcr to dvd to dub, but it was playing on the tv the whole time? Very confusing, but I like the idea that you can dub to dvd.

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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU)

This did not work for me.  It is intermittent - one out of 9 tries works - not in succession.  I have a DVR620KU but the problems is similar according to all of the posts.  Sorry to bother you - I have spent hours trying to figure this out, including calling tech service which did not get me a real person.

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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU)

Hi,

 

I have the DVR620KU and it works great however when i dub (vhs to DVD) it runs for about 3-10min and then powers down.  then i have to power it back on and do it again.....same thing happens.

 

any ideas?

 

it is a brand new unit.  it worked great for about 8 VHS conversions to DVD but it started doing this.

 

thanks,

john

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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU)

Because you're performing the same task and it's now starting to behave like this, I'd say it sounds like a faulty unit perhaps. You could try making a warranty claim.

- Peter
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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU)

i did this on a 620 not 670, the instructions are incomplete for a 620, and then the dvd had no files on it

 

help

 

martin001@juno.com

 

btw this was not in the manual and it should have been

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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU)

I purchased the DVR670KU.  Plays back VCR fine, plays DVD fine.  Am trying to use it to dub today and using the instructions above I can get it to START the dubbing, but after 5 to 10 seconds, the VCR tape clicks off and the DVD writes to disk.  The entire unit freezes for about 2 minutes and then it ejects the VCR tape.  I've tried different tapes, different discs etc.  nothing seems to help.  Is there anything I can do?

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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU)

I am wrong above, I tried just playing a VCR tape and it does the same, plays for a few seconds and then turns off the entire unit.  When I turn it back on it ejects the tape.

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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR620)

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When I go into my settings & on to the dubbing section I can't change the settings to VCR to DVD can any one help?
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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU)

This did Not work for me. The VCR does not start playing when this sequence is followed
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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU)

To Nick2 -

 

I'm not sure what your original problem is. Please state what your problem is, so that help can be provided.

 

Please indicate which unit you have (DVR620, DVR670, etc.) and how long you've had it.

 

Note that there have been a number of people posting that their DVR620 will shut down after a tape is inserted. If you're experiencing this, I'd recommend you go ahead and file a warranty claim (if it's under warranty) since there's really nothing you can do. It has to be repaired/replaced in that case.

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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU)

Josh, this doesn't work. The VCR does not start automatically
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Re: How to dub (copy) VHS tapes to DVDs (DVR670KU)

Note that I'm not Josh. I'm not a Toshiba employee.

Are you saying that you followed the steps in the original post, up to and including
"Press Dubbing button" and the VHS tape did not begin playing? If so, did you get
any kind of notification on the screen? The VHS tape should have been in pause mode,
and should start playing once the DVD Dubbing button is pressed on the remote.

Are you trying to dub a commercial tape? (which you can't do with the Toshiba DVR620 and
DVR670)

What type of recordable DVD are you using? DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW? And it's
either blank or unfinalized?

Can you play the tape when you are not in a DVD dubbing situation? That is, just insert
the VHS tape, press the VCR button on the remote, then press Play on the remote?