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Toshiba 160HD4 Symbio

Toshiba 160HD4 Symbio
alaScore 66

29 reviews

Mar, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Toshiba 160HD4 Symbio. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The price also gets good comments, but there are some mixed views about the design.

usability, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Toshiba 160HD4 Symbio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 user reviews of Toshiba 160HD4 Symbio from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and price, whereas there are some mixed views about the design.

usability, price, reliability

71% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Symbio 160HD4 Audio/Video Hard Drive (AVHD) Recorder

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: jsmithtexoma (

I love it, Glad I own a Toshiba DLP!


I've been using mine about 8 months and absolutely love it. It uses TV Guide onscreen, so directTV is probably out. It occasionally locks up, but a power down gets it going again. No subscription cost, so initial investment is all you have to deal...

Easy to use

only works with Toshiba TVs with ieee1394

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

Do you watch HDTV? Want to record HDTV? The Toshiba Symbio 160HD4 HD Recorder is a simple solution to help you make that happen. Paired with a Toshiba integrated HDTV with IEEE1394 and TV Guide OnScreen, you can use simple One Touch Recording, pause and rewind live TV on a 160GB HDD. It's just that easy.

Combined Device

Type:HDD recorder

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight



Model:160HD4 Symbio
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba