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Toshiba D-R2 DVD Recorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Toshiba D-R2 DVD Recorder. 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. Opinions about the size and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Toshiba D-R2 DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 63/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Toshiba D-R2 DVD Recorder 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 People are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price also get good comments. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, image quality, design, size


56% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba DR-2 DVD Recorder/Player with Simultaneous Play and Record

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

Review of Toshiba D-R2


Lots of bells and whistles

You have to read the manual.

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: Online Shopper (

do not buy d-r2 dvd recorder



refurbished unit did not work toshiba will not pay shipping

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: jayknick (

toshiba dr2 widescreen ability


i cant believe im the only one out there who knows about the toshiba dr2 dvd recorders ability to PROPERLY record widescreen dvd, w/ anamorphic and letterbox on same dvd-r disc just like the store bought dvds. i havnt seen any other mention of it in...

i must have gotten a good one!

the manual must be read.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: marckwilliams (

Ok recorder but has some serious limitations


A variety of video inputs

No digital audio input/ 5.1 outNo SACD/DVD-A compatibilityFinicky DVD acceptance16:9 video cropped

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: dhumphrey73 (

Two strikes for Toshiba


3 A/V inputs. Easy to use.

Two consecutive machines broke in identical manner. Failed primary function!

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: apralcal (

Toshiba DVD Recorder


I received this recorder as a gift about 6 months ago. With it's built-in TV tuner it is capable of direct off the air recording of antenna or cable channels. It also has enough direct inputs for satellite boxes, Video cameras and VCR's. It can record...

Very good quality records to 4 hrs. Wide variety of media. Built-in TV tuner

Tricky involved instructions. Very sensitive lens. Disc loads slow.

Mar, 2005

Consumer review by: plasmaman (

Could be a hit or miss product?


This DVD recorder has several attractive features: DVD-RAM with "timeslip" gives you a TIVO(R)-type recording/playback capability for TV shows, rapid recording of camcorder videos to DVDs, and can be used to transfer outdated VHS tapes to DVD. ...

Loaded with features

Slow, long chapter pauses, poor warranty, cumbersome timeslip.

Feb, 2005

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Review: Toshiba D-R2 DVD Recorder

Dec, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Review: Toshiba D-R2

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: suplex (

Another "Greatest DVD-Recorder Out There!!"


You may recognize how I referred to this DVD Recorder from Toshiba in the "Title" as I also own the D-R1 and have given a review on that one as well. As a matter of fact, due to the fact that there are so many similarities between the D-R1 and the ...

Cover for Front RCA Inputs, 12 Hour AM/PM Time, Plays JPEG, MP3, & WMA CD's.

Only One Set of RCA Outputs, No Others I Can Think Of.

Aug, 2004

Product Specifications

Toshiba's D-R2 DVD Recorder brings the power of digital recording to your living room. And delivers the finest home theater playback experience imaginable. PRODUCT FEATURES: Time Slip, Chase Play and Pause Live TV.

Audio System

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

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW / Video CD
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / PCM / WMA
Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba

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