Excerpt: For what I paid - that being $149.99 - this same DVD recorder from Toshiba happens to be one of the best recorders that anyone that’s interested in “re-living” their programs/home videos could ever come across.
Summary: I'm using this to back up previously recorded shows on my satellite dvr (before age and obsolescence make the shows irretrievable). Also, it allows me to watch previously recorded shows in another room without having to pay for "whole house" dvr service. For what it does (and the cost), it's an acceptable solution for my needs.
Pros: This is an upscale version of the good ole fashioned vcr. It has plenty of basic features to transfer media files from other sources. It's primary function is to act as the DVR your cable/satellite company wants to charge you extra for. Like a VCR, you need to do some coordinating between devices to make the most of it.
Cons: The "One Touch Recording" has some limitations inthat you get to chose recording times in 30 minute increments. So if your program you are "hot recording" goes 1 hour and ten minutes, you get to chose if you want to chop off the last 10 minutes or allow it to record for an hour and 30 minutes.
Summary: I wanted to save some videos I had on my Verizon FIOS DVR so I purchased the Toshiba DR430 DVD recorder. Hooking up the recorder was a breeze and the quality of the recordings is excellent. A great recorder for the price.
Summary: We were never able to even connect it. The instructions were very poor and confusing. We finally gave up trying to install it and wrapped it back into the original packaging, then returned it and received our money back.