Written on: 24/07/2007 by Arthur daily (1 review written)
My player came Locked to R2 PAL, but I found a hack that made it multi-region or Region free with no problems (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2005 by vendrin (1 review written)
I bought the Toshiba SD-220/e almost 2 years ago because it did exactly what I wanted from my first dvd player - it was region and hassle free. It worked like a complete dream when I got it home and continued to do so with every single dvd I played... until yesterday. I'd just come back from the U.S with a very special edition of a dvd I'd been gagging for. I put it in my player, only for it to tell me "Disc playback not authorized. Please consult the handbook" (Or very VERY similar... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2005 by shuttle1981 (2 reviews written)
Toshiba SD-220/e - Purchased this machine two years ago. Normal DVDs play well. DVD-R is another matter. Some work first time but MOST will not play at all!
Sound quality is very variable, some discs the sound is very difficult to distinguish.(read more)
Written on: 17/05/2005 by voldemort (1 review written)
I bought this player in 2002 from my local Richer Sounds and thought it was a bargain for a multi-region model. It was easy to set up and use, but I have found the picture quality varies from disc to disc and sometimes it won't recognise the discs at all (even when they play perfectly in other players). Sometimes the picture can be grainy too. However, on the whole I'm happy with it and its performance, but I wonder if the multi-region hack is the problem? (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2004 by Will Crabb (1 review written)
Had a lot of problems playing DVD-R discs resulting in the picture firstly going blocky then freezing. Some discs - it shows disc error then the same disc plays OK on another player. (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2003 by chrism.
Some people including myself were having problems with a grainy B&W image. I found that I could cure this by removing my SCART lead, starting the DVD and then plugging the SCART lead in again. Worked a treat. Don't seem to have to repeat this for every DVD but I have had to do it again on occasions.
I can put up with this behaviour but it would be nicer if it just worked. Not sure if the problem is a shortcoming of the multi region hack or the player itself. (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2003 by Aphrodite.
I tried to purchase a Toshiba SD220 Multiregion DVD player from Amazon in December 2002, but their estimated delivery was 4-6 weeks, so I purchased one from bargainhifi.com (Premier AV Centre Birmingham) to watch on my 28" Wscreen TV.
First the good points - slim, nice to look at, affordable, highly rated, DTS, easy to hook up.
But I had problems from the start - it was noisy from day one, so noisy, it interfered with the enjoyment of watching a film. A week or so later it started... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2003 by Robin Good fellow.
Bought this player for Christmas. Worked well since then despite all the kids and myself could load into it !
Plays Region 1 discs no problem (into my NTSC compatible TV).
Had a sync problem on some SVCD discs. Sound was about 1 second delayed. Found a "fix" on the net.
Using the remote control, press "Angle" then select "audio2" then reselect "audio1" and press "enter". Sound now in-sync at least on this disc. I guess this shows there is a firmware problem in my machine (v1.5R2 firmware,... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2003 by jase.
I read all the reviews and replaced my £300 samsung and was very pleased,it played any region discs perfectly however i watched a copy of lotr on dvd-r which was perfect but the following evening it would only play r2 discs. Also would not play lotr dvd-r properly, tried zoom606zoom and it showed 1.5 r2. the only other thing i did differently was when i switched it on to watch a r1 disc i used the play button to do so on my one-for-all remote its got to be one of these,is there a way to... (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2003 by marvin.
I have been using this machine for a month now and found it is of exceptional quality for the price (£149 ) the only thing I have had problems with is when playing vcd's or dvd's recorded using my dvd-r the sound is always out of sync. Has anyone else had the same probs ? and more to the point can it be sorted!! (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2002 by scott.
I play mine with a panasonic ptae1000 projector, and the picture quality is excellent given price of the machine. Thanks for information "zoom 606 zoom". as said earlier, mine is 1.3, and I have lots of skipping problems - try the abyss. Does anyone have a solution for this problem????????? (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2002 by chris greaves.
Not a bad player especially for the money, but beware of the fault I have described. A bright light or flash from a gun or camera will make the picture lose it's stability for a fraction. I thought I could put up with this fault as the other aspects are very good like sound etc, but after a time it has got very annoying. (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2002 by Dawn.
If I can manage to get it to play multi region I should imagine it will be a mean machine. (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2002 by Remi.
This is my first DVD player, so I'm not the adequate person to compare the image or sound quality. I can only say that I'm extremely satisfied for the price, except for a problem that seems to be shared among a minority of owner : - DVD player Toshiba 220Es - TV thomson 16/9 - 24 WK 22 E - linked by RVB SCART - (problem also appears with composite 16/9) When reading some DVDs, the image seems very briefly desynchronized. Sounds like a sudden change in brightness may be the recurring... (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2002 by Fly Boy.
DVD Player: Toshiba SD220 E (multi-region chipped) playing through a JVC AV28CT1 16:9 via SCART, alongside a Toshiba V-852UK VHS VCR.
For the money, GBP135, I feel I've got an absolute bargain on this player. It's the third DVD player I've owned, and by far the best in terms of image clarity and colour stability - essential for losing yourself in a movie, rather than being reminded of the limitations of your DVD player.
In particular, the Toshiba SD220 is very good at retaining colour and... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2002 by churdy.
Having seen a friends Toshiba SD-220, (multi-region, macrovision disabled, from Techtronics), in action, I decided to get one, (multi region, from Richersounds), to upgrade from my old Alba DVD 103.
Unfortunately when I got it home I found it got very hot and kept locking up on some of my DVDs. I decided it must be faulty and took it back, as all my discs play no problems on my Alba, (and even on my PC).
My friend suggested I try my discs on his Toshiba. I did, and it played them all no... (read more)