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Toshiba HDD-J35

Toshiba HDD-J35
alaScore 76

16 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability. The image quality also gets good feedback. There are some mixed views about the value for money, while some have doubts about the reliability.

image quality, usability

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Toshiba HDD-J35 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 16 reviews)

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Toshiba HDD-J35

 

It's not a pretty device, looking rather like the twin of a VHS player my parents bought in the late 80s--and having an on-screen display that looks l...

Full HDTV support; HDMI, component and RGB output; huge hard disk

It ain't pretty

As long as you're not too worried about how it looks, the HDD-J35 is an awesome PVR, with outstanding HDTV support.

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Toshiba HDD-J35 HD

 

Full HDTV support ; HDMI, component and RGB output ; huge hard disk

It ain't pretty

As long as you're not too worried about how it looks, the HDD-J35 is an awesome PVR, with outstanding HDTV support.

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Toshiba HDD-J35 HD set top box

 

Toshiba's new HD set top box sports some impressive functionality, including a large hard drive and HDMI. But is it worth the sticker price? Read our Australian review.

Great picture from HD and SD signals ; Easy to use recording functionality ; Large hard drive capacity ; Can upscale external source to 1080i

No HDMI cable included ; Can't set your own recording quality ; Lag time with pause TV function ; Can be confusing knowing exactly how much recording time is left

At AU$1599, the Toshiba certainly isn't cheap, but it does offer functionality and specifications that's ahead of anything else on the market right now. As a set top box it produces great pictures, and as a hard drive recorder it's easy to use. Throw...

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Toshiba HDD-J35 HD set top box

 

It seems obvious to me but not to most who have commented in this forum that INIt stands for the INITIALISATION process as the program loads. If you care to look carefully the last letter is a small t & not a capital E as the format of the LED cannot...

Excellent performance & reliabilty with my machine

Little, provided no-one tries to tamper with the complex programming inherent in such a machine

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Toshiba HDD-J35 HD set top box

 

$1600 and dosent work !!!

NIL

EVERYTHING

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Toshiba HDD-J35 HD set top box

 

Paid $1 599 for the unit 2.5 yrs ago and it's on its fourth return to base at the moment.....Toshiba have been great all along...but now they are offering me $600{I don't think this is enough} for the unit instead of fixing it yet again....???!!!

When it's working it's unreal...easy to use...great functions.

In the time we've owned it the unit has spent at least 12 mths either not working or at the repair shop....the con ...the unit is not reliable

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Toshiba HDD-J35 HD set top box

 

Trevor i just read your comments , how far out of warranty was your unit?

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Toshiba HDD-J35 HD set top box

 

Newfarmer wrote - Now it won;t go past INIE at all.

Great unit until now

Didnt get extended warranty

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Toshiba HDD-J35 HD set top box

 

I have been using my HDD-J35 regularly now for three years and it has not needed to be touched since installation. It has worked flawlessly apart from about 3 or 4 freezes and only very occasional short-lived pixellation. Recording is easy and flawless...

Great picture and sound. Very reliable when set up properly and left alone.

Very little. Could do with a bookmark to save the place in a program.

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Toshiba HDD-J35 HD set top box

 

Don't buy one of these units - totally unreliable. Repair not always successful and takes atleast a week as the service centre is in Sydney.

Toshiba service is polite and relatively efficient - they pick up and return the unit via couriers for repairs. So far no charge for the repairs.

The unit has been repaired atleast 6 times in 2 years.When it works its great, but the problem is that the picture freezes or pixelates with alarming regularity

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