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Toshiba D-R1 DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Toshiba D-R1 DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. The design and image quality also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the price.

usability, image quality, design, reliability, size

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 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 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 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the finish. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the price.

usability, design, finish


53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Jul, 2018

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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

Nov, 2011

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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.

Dec, 2009

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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

Feb, 2004

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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...

Feb, 2004

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Review: Toshiba D-R1

Jan, 2004

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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.

Dec, 2003

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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...

Dec, 2003

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Toshiba D-R18DT


easy use

no bad points

Jun, 2009

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Toshiba D-R18DT


It works !! ( so far !! ) ..... previous two Philips dvd recorders had dreaded 'failure to record' messages.

Jun, 2009

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Toshiba D-R18DT


Freeview with lots of channels

Picture keeps breaking up and if you unplug from the mains, you have to retune the channels all over again which isn't easy

Jun, 2009

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 D/A Converter (DAC):24-bit/192kHz

Audio System

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

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


Color of product:Silver


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

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):31


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):16.9 x 12.8 x 3.07
I/O ports:1 x Component Video Out;\n2 x SCART;\n1 x IEEE1394DV Front in;\n1 / 1 x RCA Video Out/In;\n1 / 1 x RF Out/In;\n1 /1 x L-R Audio Out/In.
Power Requirements:230-240 V 50/60 Hz
Recording format:DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
Video out:PAL, NTSC
Zoom capability:Y

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):31

Record Modes

DVD recording modes:SP / LP
Max DVD recording time:4


Number of Discs:1
Number of disks:1

Technical Details

Device type:Recorder


Progressive scan output: Yes
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz

Weight & Dimensions