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Toshiba D-R1 DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The finish is also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the image quality and value for money.

finish, usability

value for money, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Toshiba D-R1 DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 28 reviews)

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Great DVD recorder.


Price, Easy to use with on screen instructions, multiple formats, great playback. Disregard above opinion RE: poor playback quality-mine is excellent on both prerecorded and recorded DVDs. Person citisizing playback qulity probably has issues with his se

Takes long time to scan disk when putting in player

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Quite good performance


Excellent array of inputs for recording ease. I would recommend this machine for archiving TV, Laserdisc or VHS

Use for less than DVD quality sources, as a player this machine leaves much to be desired

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Amazon review summary for Toshiba D-R1 DVD Recorder


alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Toshiba D-R1 DVD Recorder from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

finish, usability

value for money

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba D-R1 Progressive-Scan DVD Recorder/Player


Consumer review by:

Toshiba DR1 DVD Recorder


The worst purchase I've ever madeToshiba Satellite Pro C650-EZ1540Pros:good sound and color, makes a nice paperweightCons:everything from turning it on to turning it off

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Toshiba DR1 DVD Recorder


I like my new laptop and I don't regret purchasing it.An Affordable PleasurePros:Good screen quality. Good speakers. Easy to carry. Nice touchpad.Cons:Only comes with 3GB of memory. No PC card slot. No quick launch buttons.

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Toshiba D-R1 DVD Recorder


There are several advantages that Toshiba D-R1 DVD recorder has over other DVD recorders. First and foremost is its ability to record on several formats, including Panasonic-promoted DVD-RAM, ...

Good value, format flexibility, performance and features, flexible bit rate

No DVD-Audio playback or 5.1 out

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Toshiba DR1 DVD Recorder


The Toshiba D-R1 is a good value and a great DVD recorder with solid feature set and performance.Toshiba D-R1 Multiformat DVD Recorder / PlayerPros:Good value, format flexibility, performance and features, flexible bit rateCons:No DVD-Audio playback or...

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Review: Toshiba D-R1


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Toshiba DR1 DVD Recorder


For it's compatibility, connectablilty, and great quality to the DVD you make. I would advise anyone in the market for a DVD Recorder to get the Toshiba DR-1.The Greatest DVD-Recorder Out There!!Pros:Uses DVD-Ram, DVD-R, & DVD-RW. 2 Sets of RCA Outputs...

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The Greatest DVD-Recorder Out There!!


When I was in the market for a DVD-Recorder I narrowed it down to four units, the Toshiba DR-1, Panasonic DMR-E50, Samsung DVD-R4000, and Sharp DVR-W2U. The Toshiba DR-1 is the only one with 2 sets of RCA Outputs and with the ablility to handle all ...

Uses DVD-Ram, DVD-R, & DVD-RW. 2 Sets of RCA Outputs & 3 Sets of Inputs.

24 Hour Time Clock hard to get used to, Patience required to use it.


Product Specifications

The Super Multi-Drive Recorder allows users to record and playback their favorite videos in stunning MPEG-2 digital video on either a DVD-RAM, DVD-R, or DVD-RW formatted discs. It features two preset and user adjustable video quality options; simultaneous play and record with DVD-RAM media; ColorStream Pro Progressive Scan Component Video Outputs, compatible with today's finest analog and digital televisions for delivery of stunningly colorful images; easy off-air recording with advanced timer programming functions. Time slip recording/playback offers the user the ability to begin watching a recording that is already in progress, or 'pause' a live recording and then return to it later using RAM media. The recorder also features two Line Inputs, front A/V and IEEE1394DV Input, and RF Input/Output for dubbing content from multiple sources. DVD-R/CD-R/CD-RW compatible playback ensures discs made with a personal computer can be played back in the home theater system too.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual Surround Mode

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / Video CD
Search Speed:100x / 2x / 30x / 8x
Type:DVD recorder

DVD Features

Picture Zoom: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba