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Toshiba DR20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of Toshiba DR20. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The image quality and price also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the size.

usability, price, image quality, design, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Toshiba DR20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 user reviews of Toshiba DR20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other DVD Players on Views about the image quality and design are on the whole positive. The reliability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, reliability, design, image quality

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba DR20 Digital DVD Recorder with FreeviewToshiba DR20 Digital DVD Recorder with Freeview

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: James (

Good Purchase


Very good value was waiting for me on problems at all

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: foggybabe (

A good buy!


Ok this is a tough one as I've not really used the machine to its full potential. Having previously had the Toshiba dvd recorder (hard drive) I was pretty confident with the set up and programming, sadly just after three years the main board...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: trev (

good purchase


having bought one of these recorders 3 years ago i had no hesitation in replacing an old phillips model with this excellent machine.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: beryl (

Toshiba DR20 Digital DVD Recorder


the dvd was ok for the purpose of showing and recording dvd's but you cannot record from a camcorder through the dvd recorder to a disk. We spent pounds on phone calls and petrol, trying to find a solution to this problem without success until we gave...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Tony (

Toshiba DR20 Digital DVD Recorder


I found it very easy to set up and the use of features were relatively easy. The picture quality was excellent. Would definately recommend it to others.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Chris (

Just what I wanted


DVD recorder to disc and not to hard drive .So far no problems( after 4 weeks)took out extended warranty as my previous Toshiba recorder after using extensively only lasted for 2 years before being more expensive to repair than buy a new one.Would buy...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: ALEX (

Toshiba DR20 Digital DVD Recorder with HDMI Upscaler



Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: F2 (

Worth the money


does th job it was bought for

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: b.obo (



i think it would be easier to become a helicopter pilot, than understanding the instructions, however not disappointed with quality etc

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: FaN (

DVD Recoder


Good Toshiba product, very happy with it.

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio decoders:Dolby Digital,DTS
Built-in audio decoders:Dolby Digital, DTS


Color of product:Black

Disk Drive

Built-in hard drive: No

Energy Management

Power consumption (standby):0.74
Power consumption (typical):26

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:DivX
Video formats supported:DivX

Hard Drive

Built-in hard drive:N

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes
Volume Control:Digital

Other Features

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2


Power consumption (standby):0.74
Power consumption (typical):26


Preset stations quantity:24

Record Modes

Max DVD recording time:8


Loader type:Front
Number of disks:1
Number of optical discs:1
Optical disc diameter:120 / 4.72

Technical Details

3D compatibility: No
Device type:Recorder
Disc loading type:Front
Form Factor:Set-top
Full HD: Yes

TV Tuner

Channels quantity:50


Progressive scan output: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:112.9 / 7.05