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Toshiba D-R1 DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Toshiba D-R1 DVD Recorder. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Opinions about the finish and reliability are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are mixed views on the image quality and price.

usability, design, reliability, finish

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 74/100 = 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 People are impressed by the finish. The design is also appreciated, 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

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: susidee34 (

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

Consumer review by: gokugirl (

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

Consumer review by: dkozin (

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

Consumer review by: dkozin (

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

Consumer review by: suplex (

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

Consumer review by: suplex (

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

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

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

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Toshiba D-R18DT


it's a bargain

it was a bit hard to get use to at first, and the instructions booklet is slightly a little breif

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: jank (

Toshiba D-R18DT


looks nice and quite easy to use. up tp eight hours recording time

poor picture quality on playback on all recordings on every recording speed dispite perfect picture quality through the tv

Mar, 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 System

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

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes


BD Live: No
DLNA certified: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
IPTV (Internet Protocol Television): No
Progressive Scan: Yes
Show View: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Content Access: No


DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface : No
UPnP: No
USB Interface: No
W-LAN Connection: No
WiFi Connectivity: No


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

General Features

1080p Upscaling: No
3D: No
DVD Player / Recorder:DVD Recorder
Integrated VCR: No
Static / Portable:Static
Table / Portable:Table


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba


Blu-ray Playback: No
DivX Playback: No
DVD Audio Playback: No
DVD-R Playback: Yes
DVD-RAM Playback: Yes
DVD-RW Playback: Yes
DVD+R Playback: Yes
DVD+RW Playback: No
HD-DVD Playback: No
PC Streaming: No
Super Audio CD Playback: No
Super Video CD / Video CD Playback: No


Blu-ray Recording: No
Double Layer Recording: No
DVD-R Recording: Yes
DVD-RAM Recording: Yes
DVD-RW Recording: Yes
DVD+R Recording: No
DVD+RW Recording: No
HD-DVD Recording: No
MP3 Encoding: No
MPEG4 Recording: No
USB Recording: No


DTS Decoder: No
Real Dolby: No