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Toshiba DR430

alaTest has collected and analyzed 723 reviews of Toshiba DR430. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the size.

usability, price, image quality, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Toshiba DR430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba DR430

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 556 user reviews of Toshiba DR430 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The image quality and price also get good reviews, but comments are divided on the size.

usability, price, image quality, reliability, design

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba DR430 DVD RecorderToshiba DR430 DVD Recorder

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Toshiba DR430

 

I'm using this to back up previously recorded shows on my satellite dvr (before age and obsolescence make the shows irretrievable). Also, it allows me to watch previously recorded shows in another room without having to pay for "whole house" dvr...

This is an upscale version of the good ole fashioned vcr. It has plenty of basic features to transfer media files from other sources. It's primary function is to act as the DVR your cable/satellite company wants to charge you extra for. Like a VCR, you...

The "One Touch Recording" has some limitations inthat you get to chose recording times in 30 minute increments. So if your program you are "hot recording" goes 1 hour and ten minutes, you get to chose if you want to chop off the last 10 minutes or...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Toshiba DR430

 

It works! Recorder and remote are clean, manual was included

Newegg site says 90 day warranty but sheet from refurbisher with unit says 30 days

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Toshiba DR430

 

It works! Recorder and remote are clean, manual was included.

Newegg site says 90 day warranty but sheet from refurbisher with unit says 30 days!

Jun, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works great

 

Another site gave this it's top rating for burners due to cost and simplicity. If that is what you need, can't beat it.

Converting vhs to this dvd burner, and works as advertised

No problems at all, exactly what I expected

May, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Works great

 

Another site gave this it's top rating for burners due to cost and simplicity. If that is what you need, can't beat it.

Converting vhs to this dvd burner, and works as advertised.

No problems at all, exactly what I expected.

May, 2014

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Just what i needed

 

For the price, it's everything i wanted it to be. I wanted to be able to record off of TV and also change over my hours of VCR tapes to DVD's and it works great !

May, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good recorder priced right

 

Considering that they (Toshiba) are about the only player left in DVD recorders you don't have much choice. But I think it was worth the money and easy to program..

Setup in minutes. Great HDMI output

SLOW to finalize

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Very happy with product

 

It took me a little while to set it up, but once that was done it was a simple operation to record TV shows and movies. Would recommend product.

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

excellent for recording

 

preforms exactly as describe, easy setup and to use.

Mar, 2014

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Good product for the price

 

It was a bit sticky getting everything lined out as far as cables needed & hook up options but now that we have had a couple of false starts we are recording good quality dvd's.

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Color

Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

File formats

Audio formats supported:LPCM, MP3
Image formats supported:JPG

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Indication

LED Indicators: Yes

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Programmable events:12
Programming period:1

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
S-Video out:1
S-Video outputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc diameter:4.72
Playback disc formats:CD audio, CD video, DVD video
Playback disc types:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Recording disc types:DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW

Technical Details

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Device type:Recorder
Form Factor:Set-top
Full HD: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ENG, ESP, FRE

Video

Progressive scan output: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 720p
Video D/A Converter (DAC):10-bit/54MHz
Video upscaling: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2
Height:2.32
Width:16.5