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Toshiba HDR5010

Toshiba HDR5010
alaScore 85

154 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 154 reviews of Toshiba HDR5010. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Toshiba HDR5010 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Toshiba HDR5010 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on

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This summary is based on the products: Toshiba HDR5010KB 500GB Freeview+ HD Digital TV RecorderToshiba HDR5010KB 500GB Freeview+ HD Digital TV Recorder

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Steve May (

Toshiba HDR5010 review


Toshiba's well-mannered hi-def PVR shares some DNA with its TVonics rival

Good HD performance ; HDMI switcher ; Large hard drive ; Extremely quiet

USB media playback for photos only

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (

Toshiba HDR5010KB


The Toshiba HDR5010KB features a 500GB hard drive, which allows for up to 125 hours of HD recording or an equally impressive 250 hours of SD programming. Built into a piano black, gloss case this PVR bears a striking resemblance to a high end DVD or...

If you are looking for a box that will deliver a great feature set at a decent price, you can’t go far wrong with this PVR. At a shade under £200 it can add a new lease of life to an old LCD TV and gives a feeling of technological excellence well above...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: William (



Simple to use Not noisy in operation

can be slow, but if you are patient it isnt really a problem quite a bright and highly visible standby light

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (



We purchased this after purchasing several other boxes. It is a nice box and small however the plastic does look a bit cheap so therefore would give it a 8/10 for rating for quality - design. The picture quality is exceptionally good with no signs of...

Lack of HD channels with high price tag just for specifically being HD, quality and build, freezes if you try to rush it.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: David (



Easy recording,excellent library features(instant access),superb picture quality.

Fast forward/rewind a bit fiddly.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: ken (



Very good recording options including 2 program record facility. Very quiet while recording i.e. no disc noise.

The remote control cannot be set up to operate the Volume and Mute for my Panasonic Plasma TV so 2 remote controls are needed. Toshiba has not offered a solution.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: chris (



Good picture, EPG simple to use, recall programs from the library simple, excellent value for money

none as yet

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (



poor picture quality & reception

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: ROB (



recordings 98% of the time start exactly at the beginning. for some reason only the gadget show begins after the credits. it doesn't have claim a time slip feature but you can time slip. nice guide

slow to start up, unless already recording. not so good when 3 recordings clash; ie; 2 recordings about to start and one to finish. it has locked up twice.

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Jim (



lots - great piece of kit

slow to "wake up" and you have to wait a second or two when selecting channels from the guide

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Hard Drive Capacity:500
Number of hard drives supported:1

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):30

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Weight & Dimensions

Dimensions (WxDxH):14.2 x 10.6 x 2.36