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Toshiba RD XS54

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Toshiba RD XS54. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) for all reviews. Views about the image quality and design are overall positive. There are some mixed reviews about the size and price. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, design, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Toshiba RD XS54 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 user reviews of Toshiba RD XS54 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Reviewers really like the image quality. The design also gets good feedback. Reviews about the size and price are mixed. There are some critical opinions about the reliability.

usability, design, image quality


60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba RD-XS54 DVD Recorder with 250 GB Hard DriveToshiba RD-XS54 DVD Recorder with 250 GB Hard Drive

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Melissa Perenson (

RD-XS54 DVD Recorder


The Toshiba RD-XS54 is the most expensive of the DVD and hard-drive video recorders in our January 2006 roundup, and not surprisingly it's also the most feature-packed: Among its features are a roomy 250GB hard drive, an HDMI output, and in-unit...

The RD-XS54's in-unit video editing was less appealing. The recorder offers no easy way to remove sections of video (such as advertising) from a recording, regardless of whether it's on the hard drive or on a DVD-RW disc. Whereas other players let you...

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: gverdi1 (



The only reason to buy this DVD recorder is for the Net-Navi feature that all other electronics companies have overlooked. I purchased one for my school library to store educational programs on the hard drive and then play them back whenever. You ...

HDMI, good Video quality, Net Navi feature

Only 1 video stream, 5 second delay when streaming video, can be annoying.

May, 2006

Consumer review by: gverdi1 (

Toshiba RD-XS54 (250 GB) DVD Recorder / HDD Recorder


HDMI, good Video quality, Net Navi feature

Only 1 video stream, 5 second delay when streaming video, can be annoying.

May, 2006

Consumer review by: ru-ss (

Tivo-esque approach


Super simple to record a cable show airing in the next 8 hours.

Not flexible enough.

May, 2006

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: High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) brings Home Theater to the next level by streaming multi-channel digital audio and digital video information together on one cable to digital televisions and monitors; Toshiba's Multi-Drive Recorders allows users to record and playback their favorite videos in stunning MPEG-2 digital video on DVD-RAM, DVD-R, or DVD-RW formatted discs; Video Up-conversion displays a pure digital signal at both 720p or 1080i, matching the resolution of the HDTV monitor and thus eliminates signal degrading A/D-D/A conversion; Preset bit rates and audio settings for 11 different recording options plus one user adjustable setting, including selections for LPCM audio recording; High-Speed Dubbing from HDD with DVD-RAM and DVD-R (16x Drive); Toshiba's Network NAVI system provides connection and control within a home network for: advanced editing, streaming content to a PC, e-mail timer and recordings and more; TV Guide On Screen IPG allows users to schedule programs to record using the easy to use TV Guide functionality; Time Slip Recording/Playback offers the user the ability to begin watching a recording that is already in progress, or 'pause' a live recording and then return to it later using DVD-RAM media or the Hard Disc Drive.

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Type:DVD recorder


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba RD

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