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Toshiba RD-XS34
4.1 out of 10

Toshiba RD-XS34

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Overall 6
6.0

Look for alternatives

Walter B., Newegg
4 November 2006
  • Summary: The TVGuide features are important to this machine. This information comes from TVGuide via the cable company. Making sure this information is working is a very low priority for the cable company, especially when the cable company is being taken over by another cable company.
  • Pros: I said I would buy a DVD/Hard Drive unit when the dropped below $300. The model seems to have a lot of features, if you can take the time to learn them. Once the TVGuide info loads into the machine it is a nice feature, however this took over a month. (see other thoughts)
  • Cons: 1) It took over a month before the TVGuide features were available, the unit uses a lot of the TVGuide features, so learning to use the product was difficult without that feature. 2)The remote and the menus are difficult to get used to, many buttons have simular names or simular functions dependi...
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Overall 8
8.0

Kind of slow but great product

Michael K., Newegg
30 October 2006
  • Summary: Overall a great product. There are a couple of small irritations but I'm happy to have a device that lets me record and easily edit my old videos. BTW a previous review states that he couldn't record a show after he had already started watching it.
  • Pros: This is exactly what I've been looking for for many years. On standard analog cable the setup and customization is very easy. The on-screen Guide is easy to use and personalize. Control menus seem complex at first but soon become second nature. The only thing keeping me from giving 5 eggs is the ...
  • Cons: Anoyingly slow response time when using the on-screen TV Guide. You get 8 days of programming to check but it took me 2 minutes to scan ahead 24 hours in the guide. Setting and deleting a recording also has a rather slow response time but it all works as it should (eventually!). The remote is als...
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Overall 8
8.0

Do some homework first

Rosemary B., Newegg
11 October 2006
  • Summary: I realized that this product was technical but no more than my computer. I do love a challenge!It does require a high learning curve and patience. But I was flabbergasted, that after days of setting up, to find out that this recorder was not going to work well.
  • Pros: Sleek, looking machine. Once you get the TV Guide up & running, you don't need to worry about setting the date or time.
  • Cons: After getting the recorder set up, I scheduled a test recording. I knew when the machine started recording because the program I was watching turned to snow.The tv/video button was useless. As per Toshiba, because of our satellite connection, we only have one tuner and the tv/video button will no...
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Overall 10
10

Great Machine

Richard M., Newegg
1 June 2006
  • Summary: Great buy, great price and fast shipping as always
  • Pros: Great DVR, the picture quality is excellent. The TV Guide funtion is great.
  • Cons: Not really a con but it works like a computer so it take time to move from screen to screen.
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Overall 10
10

I love this machine!

Laura A., Newegg
21 May 2006
  • Summary: My experience with Newegg was great - easy to use website, easy to find exactly what I wanted and at a great price! They kept me informed via e-mails every step of the way, and the item was delivered in 3 days as promised (I ordered on a Sunday night; it was here Wed. at noon).
  • Pros: True, I've only had it 4 days so far and haven't tried out every function yet, but I love this thing. It does everything I hoped it would do and more! Recording quality is great. My old DVD player would not play anything I burned myself, no matter what brand of discs I used. This not only plays e...
  • Cons: Yes, the remote is awkward to use, but eventually you figure it out. I really don't care for the little door that opens at the bottom to access more buttons - I just know that thing will break off some day. There is a high learning curve with this machine (if you want to do more than the most bas...
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Overall 6
6.0

Design and functionality

Oscar D., Newegg
4 September 2005
  • Summary: I didnt liked the design of the control remote. There are too many buttons and no logical order regarding their location in the controller. In addition, the device takes too much time to respond to certain commands. Its response time is not very admirable.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

JFOGHIN, Ciao
30 December 2007
  • Summary: J'ai acheté ce produit sur Alapage.com et je m'en mords encore les doigts car je n'ai jamais pu obtenir de renseignements sur la marche de ce produit. Je n'ai jamais pu graver de DVD (uniquement enregistrer sur disque dur).
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Overall 8
8.0

Toshiba RD-XS34: Hasta 250 horas de grabación

Dooyoo
27 December 2007
Overall 8
8.0

Ein treuer und krummer Freund

LouZipher, Amazon
10 November 2006
  • Summary: Ich habe das Gerät schon länger und bin eigentlich sehr zufrieden damit. 4 Sterne und nicht 5 ergeben sich einfach aus Kleinigkeiten. Das Einrichten und Anschließen ist ähnlich wie bei vielen anderen Geräten auch.
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Overall 8
8.0

hého on n'a demandé un graveur?

vandetta5, Ciao
14 December 2005
  • Summary: Mesdames et messieurs, le petit bijou que vous voyez-la va vous sublimer. Né dans les cerveaux de génialissimes ingénieurs, le… peut tout faire. Remplir vos CD,DVD tous supports ne sera jamais aussi simple. Ouais vous avez compris, à vous les joies des bandes de sauvegarde à lus de 3 Go.
  • Pros: simple et convivial
  • Cons: un peu complexe
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