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Toshiba RD X2

Toshiba RD X2
alaAverage 4.7

3 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the image quality, but there are some negative comments about the usability.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Toshiba RD X2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.5/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Toshiba RD-X2 DVD-RAM/DVD-R Recorder

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Product Specifications

The RD-X2 marks a revolutionary step in the progress of the DVD-Video format, allowing users to record and playback their favorite videos in stunning MPEG-2 digital video resolution. The unit's time-shift capabilities and sheer immensity of HDD data space provides users with the lifestyle benefit of virtually unlimited recording of broadcast programming - far in excess of the recording time of tape-based formats. In addition, a host of advanced title creation and program editing features lets users edit videos, home movies or other programs and create a customized video library of recorded content. The RD-X2 accepts a variety of playback video devices, allowing users to dub content from multiple sources to HDD, assemble-edit their final production and record to DVD RAM or DVD-R disc. The RD-X2's connections include three line-level (composite and S-Video) rear-panel A/V inputs, in addition to an RF input and output for connection to a cable system or antenna. An additional set of S-Video, composite video and analog audio inputs are provided on the front panel for simple connection to a camcorder for dubbing purposes. The RD-X2 also features composite, S-Video and ColorStream component video outputs - ensuring optimum playback picture performance from the built-in DVD or HDD drives. A pair of analog audio outputs complement individual optical and coaxial digital audio connections. The RD-X2 gives users more freedom than ever before in choosing the recording option (HDD, DVD-RAM, DVD-R) that's best for their needs. In addition to one-touch recording directly to the HDD, users can choose the benefits of built-in DVD-RAM or DVD-R functionality. The RD-X2's DVD-RAM recording capability lets users record and overwrite as many as 100, 000 times on a single disc. Because it utilizes sector-based, non-linear recording for HDD and DVD-RAM content, the RD-X2 is capable of nearly instantaneous recording, eliminating the time-consuming need to search for blank space on a disc. DVD-RAM recording also permits high-speed dubbing (x2, x4, x8) between the HDD and the DVD-RAM (and vice versa) without any deterioration of the digital MPEG2 signal. Another unique benefit of DVD-RAM is that it permits two-sided recording, allowing a maximum of 9.4 Gigabytes to be stored on compatible DVD-RAM disc. To maximize the benefits of two-sided DVD-RAM recording, the RD-X2 allows users to select an A-B recording mode from the Record Menu. With this unique feature, A-side content is recorded directly onto the DVD-RAM, while B-side content is recorded on the HDD, for future high-speed dubbing to side B of the DVD-RAM, with no loss of picture quality. This process allows the user to record archival images at higher bit rates using both sides of the DVD-RAM disc for optimum recording quality. Finally, a unique Disc Budget Recording feature directs the RD-X2 to read the space available on a DVD-RAM, and automatically assign the optimum data rate for video recording based upon the length of programming and the audio mode selected. Equipped with a 181-channel cable compatible tuner and 2-month, 32-event timer programming functionality, the RD-X2 makes it easier and more convenient than ever before to record broadcast television programming. Users may manually input their own program data, or take advantage of the built in Gemstar VCR+ technology for simple timer-event programming. A battery backup feature ensures that programming will not be lost during brownouts or power outages, and the XDS auto clock set function ensures the player will never blink 12: 00. A unique EXTEND feature even lets users shift timer programming ahead in those instances when a football game or news event is running overtime, threatening to delay the allotted start time of a scheduled program. To provide users with the ultimate in recording flexibility, the RD-X2 offers five pre-set and manual recording modes. Sports lovers can even enjoy their own version of "Instant Replay, " using the RD-X2's unique One-Touch Replay feature. By simply touching a button on the remote control, users can review the last ten seconds of a recorded video. This feature is especially useful when watching fast-paced sporting events like tennis or football. Using Toshiba's unique Library function users can create, store and then access as many as 3000 titles in the RD-X2's database, each sorted or arranged by title, genre, day, date or week recorded. And for unprecedented convenience in the creation and organization of their video libraries, the RD-X2 offers a variety of title creation and editing capabilities. The RD-X2's extensive editing capabilities offer have several advantages for movie collectors. Once an original title has been recorded, users may create customized "playlists" (with objectionable scenes deleted) for future playback or dubbing to DVD-RAM or DVD-R disc. Disc menu-related items, such as chapter thumbnails or chapter descriptions, when applied, can also be recorded on the DVD RAM only along with the edited audio/video content. Best of all, navigation through the many features of the RD-X2 is made quick and easy using the Quick Menu. When the Quick button is pressed on the remote control, all user options applicable to the current operating mode are displayed on a graphic menu. Navigation through menu functions is accomplished via the intuitive 4-way cursor and Enter buttons located on the remote control. For added ease-of-use, if users should make an error anytime during editing or programming, an onscreen message will appear, instructing the user in the proper procedures. The RD-X2 also features an advanced setup menu, permitting consumers to program the basic functionality of the player including menu transparencies, monitor display modes, background colors, 3-D noise reduction, custom picture settings as well as output audio settings.

Audio System

Built-in Decoders:Dolby Digital

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder / HDD recorder

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Capacity:80GB
Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.5in
Height:4.4in
Weight:17lbs
Width:17in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:X2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba RD

MD System

Type: None

Radio

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Television

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TV Tuner

Tuner Qty:1

VCR

Device Type: None

VCR 2nd

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