Purchased Toshiba Combo DVR/VCR about 18 months ago. Had no problem viewing/recording to VCR Tape or to DVD-RW disc until recent hookup to a new Hi-Def TV with either composite or compnent cables (sorry guys I'm really ignorant). Not HDMI cables.
Bottom line: I can do everything with my DVR/VCR that I was able to do before EXCEPT Tape to VCR and then watch it after recording a show or sporting event.
I try to watch and the pic is way beyond "snowy" or "noise". Cannot adjust tracking at all to see the show recorded to VCR. Sound is good but pic has radical lines and waves running through it.
A part of me think I just have not configured things properly but everything else works good with the Toshiba combo. Discs record/display gorgeously. But not VCR tapes (note: shows/tapes I recorded BEFORE I got the hi-def are fairly viewable--snowy but adjustable via tracking..shows I try to record to VCR after the hi-Def hook-up are not really watchable).
I called Toshiba, the tech said the unit is really two different units in one and it sounded like (to her) the "VCR either needed cleaning OR was broken". 18 months old. Out of warranty (of course).
Any chance of troubleshooting this with my garbled info?