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Toshiba RD XS35

alaTest has collected and analyzed 158 reviews of Toshiba RD XS35. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and size. The design and price also get good comments, but there are some less positive views about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Toshiba RD XS35 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 158 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba RD XS35

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 user reviews of Toshiba RD XS35 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality. The price also gets good feedback, whereas many are critical about the size and design.

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reliability, design, size

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba RD-XS35 DVD Player/Recorder with 160 GB Hard DriveToshiba RD-XS35 DVD Player/Recorder with 160 GB Hard Drive

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: PM (newegg.com)

Good buy

 
Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: AJI (newegg.com)

Excellent DVR

 

Very easy to setup recurring recordings, 3 different ways to transfer content to DVD-RW or -RAM, easy program search process

Took 24 hours to download TV Guide listings ; a few channels do not appear on the lineup ; changing channels while using TV Guide is slow

Apr, 2007
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Consumer review by: davidbix (shopping.com)

Feature-rich but not necessarily for those looking for something simple

 

It's much more complicated than other recorders, but this is not a reason to slack it. It has a ton of editing features. It's perfect for converting VHS tape to DVD, especially longer tapes: Just let the tape dub overnight and then edit it into...

Excellent picture quality.Lots of editing features.Thumbnail menus

Burn quality inconsistent compared to other recorders, moreso if you need to duplicate

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: davidbix (epinions.com)

Feature-rich but not necessarily for those looking for something simple

 

It's much more complicated than other recorders, but this is not a reason to slack it. It has a ton of editing features. It's perfect for converting VHS tape to DVD, especially longer tapes: Just let the tape dub overnight and then edit it into ...

Excellent picture quality ; Lots of editing features ; Thumbnail menus for chaptersManual video bitrate adjustment

Burn quality inconsistent compared to other recorders, moreso if you need to duplicate the discs

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: datoramer (mysears.com)

dvd recorder

 

I think this product was great!!! I got this for my birthday and it works wonders when I want to record my shows. even better is when you use DVD-RW. I recommend this.

Nov, 2007

Consumer review by: mmatg (shopping.com)

It's not that bad - in fact it's pretty good.

 

I'm surprised by the number of smart people who have had trouble setting up and running these machines.

Good picture quality, tidy appearance, reasonable price, moderate ease of use, reliable

Fan noise when not in use. Setting multiple programs inconvenient

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: mmatg (epinions.com)

It's not that bad - in fact it's pretty good.

 

I'm surprised by the number of smart people who have had trouble setting up and running these machines. I first used the recorder without looking at the manuals, having used a Toshiba D-KR2 for some time. I had little trouble working out how to record ...

Good picture quality, tidy appearance, reasonable price, moderate ease of use, reliable so far.

Fan noise when not in use. Setting multiple programs inconvenient.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: mmatg (epinions.com)

It's not that bad - in fact it's pretty good.

 

Good picture quality, tidy appearance, reasonable price, moderate ease of use, reliable so far.

Fan noise when not in use. Setting multiple programs inconvenient.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: lambkin (shopping.com)

Only worth considering if you can get it cheap.

 

This machine has one of the worst user interface architectures I've seen in a long time. For openers, the remote is cluttered and confusing: its face has a whopping 56 keys, and then there are 19 MORE tucked away under the flip-down numeric keypad....

Nice-looking unit; more convenient than a VCR; free on-screen TV schedule info for some

Difficult to master; frustrating and tedious to operate; TVGOS service is of limited

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: lambkin (epinions.com)

Only worth considering if you can get it cheap.

 

Nice-looking unit ; more convenient than a VCR ; free on-screen TV schedule info for some users

Difficult to master ; frustrating and tedious to operate ; TVGOS service is of limited usefulness

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

Reliability. Performance. Technology. Leadership. The Toshiba name means all this and more. Toshiba builds upon this heritage by delivering the industry's most innovative, high-quality solutions. PRODUCT FEATURES: 3D Y/C Comb Filter; 3D-DNR video noise reduction for recording; Digital video noise reduction playback 3 D, Block and Mosquito DNR; JPEG Viewer; 160 GB Hard Disc Drive (HDD); Multi-drive playback and recording; ColorStreamPro Component Video Out (all source); Digital Cinema Progressive (3: 2 Pulldown); LPCM/Dolby Digital (2Ch) audio recording; WMA & MP3 playback; 24-Bit/192kHz audio digital/analog converter; QSound 3D Surround sound; Satellite programming and STB IR control; Time Slip, Chase Play and Live Chase Play "Pause Live TV"; Disc play: DVD-Video/DVD/CD/CD-R/CD-RW/VCD/SVCD/DVD-R/DVD-RW/DVD-RAM; EASY NAVI menu; TV Guide On Screen Interactive Program Guide; IR Blaster for cable box control (G-Link).

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder/DVD recorder / HDD recorder with TV tuner

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:160GB/250GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.3in
Height:2.5in
Width:17in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:XS35/XS55
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba RD

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Device Type: None

Television

Television Type: None

TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

Device Type: None
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