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Toshiba D-R5
4.1* out of 10

Toshiba D-R5

The Toshiba DR-5 is a Multi-Drive Recorder that will record and Read more

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Overall 4
4.0

Picture with Svideo isnt that great

robert b., Newegg
5 January 2007
  • Summary: its getting cheap now. probably ok for a stand alone unit
  • Pros: alot of control of picture output, like brightness and black level
  • Cons: tried this unit out and compared it to my VCR tuner and a Philips CD recorder. The toshiba doesnt have accurate fleshtones on Svideo input from my cable box. also you will see some color streaking on some video.cant notice it that much but its viewable. didnt show up on my other units. actually t...
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Overall 6
6.0

A reason performance but poor user interface

Long Y., Newegg
26 June 2006
  • Summary: Having this unit for 2 weeks, my feeling with this machine is mixed. I have a HDTV tuner and connect it via S-video to record OTA HDTV broadcast. Since the signal is down converted to SDTV signal, you wouldn’t expect to see great images.
  • Pros: Toshiba DVD recorder D-R5 does it promised to do. But, its user interface is clumsy and the manual is not well organized and not very helpful.
  • Cons: Although I believe many problem of the user interface may not be unique to D-R5, it is just not friendly. Every time you finish a recording, you need to finalize the DVD-R or DVD-RW. You have to go down 3 steps in the OSD with many move-down pushes. With such frequent usage, there should be a des...
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Overall 4
4.0

Wouldn't recommend!

Mr. B., Newegg
29 March 2006
  • Summary: I really like Toshiba's products, however, I have not seen very many "good" comments on their home DVD recorder products. Because this was just released (2/25/06) I thought things may have changed. Think again. Also, this unit does not record to "+" R/RW.
  • Pros: I don't see a whole lot of pro's except perhaps the specs.
  • Cons: The RF-Coax is a straight pass through. I still can't figure out why it is even included...can't use it!!!?? The one major issue I have with this is that when you watch a DVD and want to stop and go back to TV (Satalite), you must go back to "input" and change it to the type of connection you are...
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