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Toshiba D-R4

Toshiba D-R4
alaScore 73

143 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Toshiba D-R4. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other DVD Players for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other DVD Players the Toshiba D-R4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 143 reviews)

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Toshiba D-R4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Toshiba D-R4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other DVD Players on Amazon.com.

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Toshiba D-R4 Multi-Drive DVD RecorderToshiba D-R4 Multi-Drive DVD Recorder

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: N\A (newegg.com)

not bad

 

the blue light is bright, but there is a button oon the remote called dimmer that cuts it off

good picture quality, even for the lower bit rate settings ; time shifting with a dvd-rw or dvd-ram, is great if you don't have some type of pvr

the manual is badly orgianized, tells you about features but doesn't explain them well ; it doesn't like cheap disc

Feb, 2006

Consumer review by: colorado tech (newegg.com)

Great product!

 

I can't say enough good things about this recorder. I removed it from the box and was recording a show 5 minutes later.

Easy to use ; Multiple inputs ; Plenty of features ; Player is only spec'ed to play DVD-R but also has no problem playing DVD+R ; I haven't tried recording DVD+R yet ; Quality of manufacture seems very good

Blue LED that comes on when the power is on is too bright. I opened the case and disabled mine ; It's only available in silver. I would have prefered black

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: trevi (qvc.com)

dvd

 

Have used toshiba products before and never been disappointed! Bought this after my vcr finally went to dust. Easy setup. Recording works well. Nice that it advised you that you have to format your dvd disc for recording. Crazy how some dvd+rw don't...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Jenntucson (qvc.com)

Wonderful product!!!

 

My son got this Dvd recorder for my husband for fathers day....One of our best purchases ever on QVC!!!!!! Easiest recorder I have ever operated....easy to understand directions, and great recording quality. Would highly recommend this Toshiba, first...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: dfox94085 (epinions.com)

Good value for the money, durabillty questionable

 

I originally purchased this dvd recorder sometime in 2005 to replace an aging Koss that had started to exhibit playback problems. I also wanted something that would record. I've had this player now for three years or so and already it looks like ...

Good recording quality, even in slower modes (up to 12 hours)

Durability should be betterDVD-RW playback/record has never worked

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: epinionfreak45 (epinions.com)

GREAT MACHINE........if you know how to use it

 

I bought this recorder 1 month ago from an online retailer (customer return item) for $ 85....what a steal. What a great machine it is......since I have flawlessly recorded everything I desired, like old VHS movies, TV programs, recordings from DVR, ...

Great value, easy of use, great video quality, reliable, great features, writes on RAM

Can't write on CD-R and CD-RW

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: gyamamoto (epinions.com)

Great performance with reasonable price

 

I have purchased Toshiba DR4 DVD Recorder about 3 months ago. My main purpose of this purchase is to create DVD from Hi-8 video tape, VHS tape and from TV programs. I record DVD from TV programs for my mother who lives in the area where she does not ...

Great value, quality video, ease of use.

Manual can be better organized but it is definitely not a show-stopper.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: gyamamoto (epinions.com)

Great performance with reasonable price

 

Great value, quality video, ease of use.

Manual can be better organized but it is definitely not a show-stopper.

Nov, 2005

Consumer review by: baroquebob (epinions.com)

Your money could be better spent...

 

Excellent picture quality, easy to schedule recordings, nice selection of menu templates.

Poorly written documentation, frequent disk read errors, max 6 hour record time.

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: baroquebob (epinions.com)

Your money could be better spent...

 

I purchased the Toshiba DR4 to replace my Panasonic DMR-E55, because the E-55 cannot record to RW disks. I was tempted to write a scathing Epinions review of the DR-4 within hours of hooking it up and using it, but decided to try to get more familiar ...

Excellent picture quality, easy to schedule recordings, nice selection of menu templates.

Poorly written documentation, frequent disk read errors, max 6 hour record time.

Oct, 2005
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Product Specifications

Toshiba's Multi Drive D-R4 DVD Recorder offers recording and playback of DVD-RAM, DVD-RW or DVD-R media. The unit features the EASY NAVI portal, ColorStream Pro Component Video outputs and five different recording modes. Multi Drive D-R4 DVD recorder features Digital Cinema Progressive Scan output, Multimedia playback for JPEGs and MP3 titles, and a Zoom mode.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Surround Sound Effects:Virtual Surround Mode

CE System

Parental Lock: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.8in
Height:2.3in
Width:17in

DVD

Form Factor:Tabletop
Media Load Type:Tray
Media Type:CD / CD-R / CD-RW / DVD / DVD-R / DVD-RAM / DVD-RW
Supported Digital Audio Standards:MP3 / WMA
Type:DVD recorder with TV tuner

Header

Manufacturer:Toshiba
Model:D-R4
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Toshiba