5 best DVD-VHS combo players to watch old videos

Teodor Nechita
by Teodor Nechita
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  • VHS tapes are from a long-forgotten era, but there are still DVD players that support the format.
  • We've gathered the best DVD-VHS combo players in a single list, and looked over their pros and cons.
  • We've included entries from Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, and players from other brands as well.
  • These devices will play both standard DVD disks, as well as VHS tapes without issues.
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Many users still manifest a fascination for watching movies the classic way, directly on film or sometimes feel like taking a walk down the memory lane and watch those old VHS home made videos.

The digitalization of multimedia technologies has made VCR players almost obsolete. Most people have chosen to have their VCR tapes converted to DVD-s because they found it that this is a more practical to conserve their old videos.

However VCR players offer a type of experience that resides in nostalgia.

If you still find yourself drawn to this type of feeling then this article will give you the most comprehensive guide to the best DVD-VHS combo players of the moment.


What is the best VCR DVD combo?

Sony SLV-D380P

  • CD, MP3, and JPEG playback
  • VHS, CD, DVD card slot
  • Audio, video input for watching videos form camcorder
  • No HDMI support

Sony introduces a high-quality VCR-DVD combo that set itself apart with a progressive output (480p) for DVD-s, precision drive 3, fast/slow playback with sound and many other versatile features.

You can watch your favorite DVD while recording a VCR of your favorite TV show. Feel free to create your own TV archive by pop-in a VHS tape,turning on source component and press record.

This device also allows you to rewind a T-120 tape in no time, approximately 120 seconds. Another perk that you’ll surely love is the multi-brand TV remote control.


Toshiba SD-V296 

  • Audio D/A Converter: 192KHz, 24-Bit for an excellent sound quality
  • OSD Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Digital to analog video converter
  • No DVD Recorder

A VCR-DVD combo that provides video D/A converter 108MHz/14-Bit and a Color Stream Pro component video output.

If versatility is what you’re looking for then this device is what you’re looking for. You can enjoy the benefits of playing a variety of multimedia files like DVD, DVD-R , DVD RW, CD, CD-R, CD-RW or VCD.

You are into for a great cinema experience with this VCR-DVD player thanks to the Dolby Digital DTS compatible 3D surround sound, that will offer you that crystal clear audio quality to your music or videos.


Emerson ZV427EM5

  • HDMI 1080p output
  • 6 hours of tape recording thanks to a 5-speed feature
  • Progressive scanning characteristic
  • No coaxial input

Thanks to the HDMI output with a capacity of 1080p, this device is ideal for watching DVD-s or VHS tapes at a high-quality.

With DVD progressive scanning you can produce a videos in different formats such as 480p (NTSC) or 576p (PAL). The 5-Speed feature allows you to record VHS tapes of up to 6 hours long.

A lightweight practical device that weighs only 12.6 pounds and uses 2AA batteries making it energy efficient.


Samsung DVD-V9700 

  • Parental control
  • Modern sleek design
  • HDMI cable included
  • No tuner

A device from Samsung that comes with a DVD progressive scan player and a VHS HiFi Player making it a perfect piece of technology for a versatile video experience.

The HDMI has a capacity of 1080p which means that it provides playback flexibility for both audio and video. The player is DIVX compatible, so you can watch videos that come in older digital formats.

With this device you also get to enjoy the perks of a DTS decoder for an excellent audio playback quality.


GoVideo DV2140

  • EZ Play for skipping the DVD menu and going to the start of the movie
  • Progressive scanning for sharp video images
  • Dolby Digital and DTS Digital outputs
  • No remote control

This device comes with progressive-scan DVD output for excellent, flicker-free images on high-definition and high definition TVs sets.

One very interesting aspect is that this DVD-VCR player was developed to work even with older TVs, it passes DVD as well as VHS signal through both composite-video RCA and RF coaxial outputs.

This device ensures a full multimedia experience thanks to its versatile abilities to play multiple multimedia formats like DVDs, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, MP3/WMA CD, JPEG image CD, and VHS tapes.


In this article we presented you with the best DVD-VCR combo players that are suitable for playing those old videos you love at optimum quality and we sure hope that our selection covered your needs.

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