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Top Budget DVD Player/Recorder Combinations

written by: Arnold Zafra•edited by: Tricia Goss•updated: 6/17/2009

Looking for a DVD player/recorder with features that would give the best value for your money? Look no further as we've gathered up five of the best DVD player/recorder in the sub-$200 category.

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    Toshiba DR420 DVD Recorder

    Toshiba DR420 DVD Recorder The Toshiba DR420 DVD Recorder supports -R/-RW, +R/+RW format recording and playback MP3, VCD, JPEG and Kodak Pic. It features 1080p upconversion and DV input, auto-finalization as well as HDMI input connectivity. (Price: $114.54)

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    Samsung DVD-VR375A Tunerless DVD Recorder VHS Combo

    Samsung DVD-VR375A Tunerless DVD Recorder VHS Combo If you still maintain your VHS tapes while already using DVDs to watch your favorite movies, the Samsung DVD-VR375A Tunerless DVD Recorder VHS Combo is the best DVD recorder for you. It not only allows you to record movies and TV but also lets you watch your classic movies on VHS tapes. It features progressive scan DVD technology and upconversion rate of 1080p. When connected with a high-definition TV, this DVD player/recorder gives you clean and crisp image resolution. It also features one-touch control in a single universal remote control, 2 digital coaxial outputs component video, composite video, and of course HDMI output. (Price: $179.99)

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    JVC DRMV100B 1080p Upconverting DVD Recorder VCR Combo with Built-in Tuner

    JVC DRMV100B 1080p Upconverting DVD Recorder 

    The JVC DRMV100B 1080p Upconverting DVD Recorder VCR Combo is compatible with various Super Multi DVD formats such as -R/RW, +R/RW, and RAM. It is both a DVD recorder and player that also supports JPEG, MP3, and WMA Divx playback. In addition, this DVD player features ATSC Digital/NTSC Analog Tuner, HDMI Output with 1080p/720p up-conversion and DV input with 1080p upconversion. ($167.95)

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    Sony RDR-VX560 1080p Tunerless DVD Recorder/VHS Combo Player

    Sony RDR-VX560 1080p Tunerless DVD Recorder VHS Combo Player 

    The Sony RDR-VX560 1080p Tunerless DVD Recorder/VHS Combo Player allows you to save your favorite TV shows, archive old VHS tapes and burn photos and personal video from your Sony USB-based camcorders and digital cameras. It also allows you to make copies of your old VHS tapes and burn them onto DVDs. It features One Touch dubbing from VHS to DVD or vice versa. It also features 1080p upscaling through HDMI for DVD and VHS content. (Price: $192.24)

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    Philips DVDR3505/37 1080i Upscaling DVD Recorder with Built-In Tuner

    Philips DVDR3505 37 1080i Upscaling DVD Recorder with Built-In Tuner 

    This Philips DVD Recorder features dual-media recording and plays it in DVDR-R-RW and DVD+R+RW discs. It has a built-in ATSC digital SDTV tuner for receiving digital HD TV broadcasts and HDMI 1080i upscaling feature that delivers HD picture resolution. It also plays downloaded PC movies and video DVD's in DivX format, features progressive scanning technology, i-Link for connecting your camcorder, as well as support for MP3/WMA, CD's, CD-R-RW, and Video CD's. (Price: $77.25)