Summary: The Toshiba DR430 is an excellent option for anyone who wants to make permanent DVD copies of valued content in their VHS library before that technology becomes completely obsolete and unusable. It’s also a great way to dub from other DVDs or to make a lasting library of television programming. It’s up converting capability will also help make the most of standard DVDs when paired with an HDTV. The results are high quality and at its low price, the unit is a great buy.
Pros: Easy one touch DVD recording, Dolby Digital audio and automatic finalization of DVDs are strong features offered on this player.
Summary: The Toshiba DVD Recorder DVR670 is a fine DVD/VCR combo unit. It plays your aging media as if it was new and helps you archive your old VHS tapes on a digital format in preparation for the day when VCRs truly go the way of the dodo bird. It has a most of the features we looked for in this product category, but some glaring omissions such as Dolby Digital sound leave it just shy of award-winning territory.
Pros: This device records and burns content contained on VHS tapes to DVDs in a digital format.
Cons: The lack of subtitle capability will leave the hearing impaired wanting more.