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Toshiba D-R5 Multi Drive DVD Recorder

Toshiba D-R5 Multi Drive DVD Recorder
alaScore 69

73 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and image quality. The value for money and usability also get good feedback. The size and finish get less positive reviews.

usability, value for money, image quality, reliability

finish, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Toshiba D-R5 Multi Drive DVD Recorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba D-R5 Multi Drive DVD Recorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Toshiba D-R5 Multi Drive DVD Recorder from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

image quality, value for money

reliability, finish, size

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba D-R5 Multi Drive DVD RecorderToshiba D-R5 Multi Drive DVD Recorder

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A reason performance but poor user interface

 

Having this unit for 2 weeks, my feeling with this machine is mixed. I have a HDTV tuner and connect it via S-video to record OTA HDTV broadcast. Since the signal is down converted to SDTV signal, you wouldn't expect to see great images. But Toshiba...

Toshiba DVD recorder D-R5 does it promised to do. But, its user interface is clumsy and the manual is not well organized and not very helpful

Although I believe many problem of the user interface may not be unique to D-R5, it is just not friendly. Every time you finish a recording, you need to finalize the DVD-R or DVD-RW. You have to go down 3 steps in the OSD with many move-down pushes....

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Wouldn't recommend!

 

I really like Toshiba's products, however, I have not seen very many "good" comments on their home DVD recorder products. Because this was just released (2/25/06) I thought things may have changed. Think again. Also, this unit does not record to "+" R/RW.

I don't see a whole lot of pro's except perhaps the specs

The RF-Coax is a straight pass through. I still can't figure out why it is even included...can't use it!!!?? The one major issue I have with this is that when you watch a DVD and want to stop and go back to TV (Satalite), you must go back to "input"...

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Fine choice for the technically proficient

 

Great for transferring VHS tape and DVR shows to DVD. Records basic cable w/tuner.

No cable box control, quirky menu organization.

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Fine choice for the technically proficient

 

I've had my D-R5 for several weeks now, and have been generally pleased with the results. Here's a quick rundown: Setup: B- The manual is overly complicated and not particularly well-organized. (I'm shocked, shocked.) It took me a while to get ...

Great for transferring VHS tape and DVR shows to DVD. Records basic cable w/tuner.

No cable box control, quirky menu organization.

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Excellent choice for a DVD player

 

Great DVD recorder even though it has some minor shortcomings.Firstly it has a very nice user-friendly interface and looks great (green light on the front panel is cool). The interface is much better than my old Sony dvd player. The remote has an ...

Plays DivX with Qpel, GMC- records on DVD-RAM, DVD-R, RW- HDMI upconversion

Can not record on DVD plus RW,DVD plus R- no control of bitrate

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Toshiba DR-5 DVD Recorder/HDMI

 

Good overall features expect for HDMI.

HDMI output marginal at best.

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Toshiba D-R5

 

High quality DVD recorder. Easy to use after initial playing around with it ,

Instructions from manual is OK, could be clearer...

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wow - amazing DVD recorder at great price

 

inexpensive, up conversion option, HD signal output, firewire and front inputs.

Additional input video and audio formats would have been nice

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wow - amazing DVD recorder at great price

 

I recently purchased this machine, mainly to transfer old VHS tapes (home movies etc.) to a more up to date media and to transfer movies and shows from my DVR to a more flexible media, which could be played with different DVD players throughout my...

inexpensive, up conversion option, HD signal output, firewire and front inputs.

Additional input video and audio formats would have been nice

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Exceeds my expectations

 

Creates highly compatible discs, DivX file playback, Nice UI, HDMI output, High quality up-conversion

No DVD+R/RW or Dual-Layer support for recording, Requires moderate level of technical proficiency

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Product Specifications

The Toshiba D-R5 Multi-Drive DVD Recorder allows users to record and playback their favorite videos in stunning MPEG-2 digital video on a DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-VR, or DVD-RW formatted discs. DivX Home Theater Certification allows playback of DivX, AVI and MPEG4 (.ASF) compressed files downloaded from the Internet from a personal computer and stored on a CD-R/RW. The D-R5's convenient HDMI output includes both digital audio and video signals in one cable for uncompressed single wire connection of home theater components to the television. HD JPEG will provide the ability to view Megapixel images in their enhanced resolution when using HDMI and an HDTV display device.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Spatializer N-2-2 Virtual Surround

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12in
Height:2.4in
Weight:7.7lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:ASF / MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner

Header

Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:D-R5
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba
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