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Toshiba Black DVD Recorder - DR420

Abt Model: DR420 | UPC Code: 022265002216
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Video Upconversion Up To 1080p Resolution Via HDMI/ One Touch Recording/ Multi-Format Recording And Playback/ REGZA-LINK (HDMI CEC)/ Front DV Input/ Digital Photo Viewer/ 3-D Virtual Surround Sound/ Black Finish
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Toshiba Black DVD Recorder - DR420

The DR420 is an excellent solution for archiving your favorite home movies to DVD. That's not all; the DR420 also enhances your DVD collection with 1080p upconversion to near HD picture quality via HDMI™.

Features:

  • Video upconversion up to 1080p1 resolution via HDMITM takes your
    current DVDs to a new level, for an amazing viewing experience on today’s
    HDTVs.
  • One Touch Recording2 makes recording your favorite show simple. Just
    connect the DR420 to your cable or satellite box and you are set to record
    with the push of one button!
  • Multi-format recording and playback3 provides the utmost in recording
    media convenience with compatibility with the most popular formats (DVD-R,
    DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW).
  • Auto Finalize with Undo simplifi es the recording process by automatically
    finalizing your recording for playback on standard DVD players.
  • REGZA-LINK® (HDMITM-CEC)4 makes controlling multiple components easy.
    Just connect your recorder to other compatible devices using an HDMITM
    cable, and then control them using one remote, no additional programming
    or setup required!
  • Front DV Input makes it easy to save your precious memories to DVD.

Specifications:

  • PLAYABLE DISC TYPES3
    • DVD-Video
    • D-DA
    • CD-R
    • CD-RW
    • DVD-R
    • DVD+R
    • DVD-RW
    • DVD+RW
    • VCD
    • SVCD
  • VIDEO
    • Progressive Out
    • Video D/A Converter 54MHz/10-Bit
    • Video Upconversion1 720p/1080i/1080p
    • Kodak Picture CD
    • Digital Photo Viewer (JPEG)
    • Y/C Separation
  • RECORDING FUNCTIONS
    • DVD-R (Video Mode)
    • DVD+R (Video Mode)
    • DVD-RW (VR & Video Mode)
    • DVD+RW (VR Mode)
    • Recording Modes 1H(XP)/2H(SP)/4H(LP)/6H(EP)/8H(SLP)
    • V-Chip Recording
    • Timer Recording 12 programs/1 month
  • AUDIO
    • Audio D/A Converter 192kHz/24-Bit
    • MP3 Playback3
    • Dolby® Digital Recording (2-Ch)
    • L-PCM Recording XP mode only
    • 3D (Virtual Surround Sound)
  • CONVENIENCE
    • OSD Language English/French/Spanish
    • 1.5x FF with Audio 1.3x /0.8x with Audio
    • Scan FF/REW 2x(fwd), 5x(back), 20x, 40x
    • Slow-Motion 1/2(fwd), 1/4(back), 1/8x, 1/16x
    • Instant Skip
    • Zoom (magnifications)
    • Editing Features Playlist/Rename Title/Chapter Creation (User and Auto)
    • Timer Back Up (at standby mode) 30 sec.
    • Auto Finalization with Undo
    • Commercial Skip
  • TERMINALS
    • Component Out 1
    • HDMITM Out with REGZA-LINK® 1
    • Front S-Video Input 1
    • Rear S-Video Input/Output 1/1
    • Rear RCA-Video Input/Output 1/1
    • Front Audio Input 1
    • Rear Analog Audio Input/Output 1/1
    • Coaxial Digital Audio Output 1
    • Front DV Input 1

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 16.54"
  • Height: 2.32"
  • Depth: 9.72"

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Unit: 5.28 lbs
  • Shipping: 7.7 lbs

Footnotes:

  1. *External tuner source required to record television programming. This product is not made or sold for unauthorized use of copyrighted works, and it is only intended for recording and playback of authorized content and any other lawful use.
  2. ***Some DVD-R/DVD-RW and CD-R/CD-RW discs may be incompatible due to laser pick up and disc design. CD-R/CD-RW discs must be recorded using CD-DA method for CD audio playback. The DVD Recorder may not support some MP3/WMA/JPEG/DivX recordings due to differences in recording formats, disc structure, or condition of the disc (use of CD-RW for MP3 files is not recommended). See owner’s manual for more information.
  3. **A HDTV or HD Monitor with an HDCP capable HDMI or DVI input is required for video upconversion. To upconvert to 720p, 1080i, or 1080p resolution, a 720p, 1080i, or 1080p capable HDTV or HD Monitor (as applicable) is required.
  4. ****Use of REGZA-LINK®, which is a feature based on HDMI-CEC, requires an HDMI-CEC compatible display device. Depending on the display device specifications, some or all REGZA-LINK® functions may not work even if the display device is HDMI-CEC compatible.
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Toshiba Black DVD Recorder
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast recording (5)
  • Simple controls (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Easy to setup (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Archiving TV shows (7)
    • Movies (5)
    • Home (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (5)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great price and product

    By Jose

    from London OH

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Setup

    Cons

    • Lacks recording flexibilt

    Best Uses

    • Archiving TV Shows

    Comments about Toshiba Black DVD Recorder:

    Cannot record on one channel and watch another

    Comment on this review

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Big bang for the buck

    By Tulsa kid

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Fast Recording
    • Fast Setup
    • Simple Controls

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Archiving TV Shows
      • Movies

      Comments about Toshiba Black DVD Recorder:

      Our Toshiba DVD Recorder is connected to a DVR "set top box" and is used to archive the video items we wish to keep. The recording is easy, fast and high quality. Color rendering and resolution are as good as any DVD player I have ever owned (Mitsubishi and Sony brands)and perhaps the best among low price "up converter" DVDs
      I like that it automatically formats a NEW disk.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great DVD Recorder

      By poppy

      from Pok, NY

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Simple Controls

      Cons

      • No Overall Title for DVD

      Best Uses

      • Archiving TV Shows
      • Movies
      • Storage

      Comments about Toshiba Black DVD Recorder:

      Easy to setup and use. However, I would have liked to see an overall Title Generation Option in addition to just the plain chapters. Other earlier DVD recorders offers that (ie Phillips)

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      3.0

      Good DVD play, low quality recording.

      By PuddinHead

      from Alexandria, VA

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Perfectly fine for DVDs

      Cons

      • Poor record quality
      • Poor remote design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Toshiba Black DVD Recorder:

        I got this play movies, CDs, MP3 and to archive tv shows. The play functions are all fine. To prevent you from violating copyright, they only allow S-video or RCA video input. So recording from my FIOS DVR to here is very poor quality. I had a much better one about 7 years ago. Part of the problem is HD format is put in black box to keep format, but it is annoying quality. Maybe all records do this to "protect" tv shows you want to save off. Have not played with editing features, but they seem useful if you like to create chapters and delete chapters.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Little DVD Recorder

        By Tim M.

        from Temecula, CA

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Recording
        • Simple Controls

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Archiving TV Shows
          • Home
          • Movies
          • Storage

          Comments about Toshiba Black DVD Recorder:

          I found this machine to be easy to use right out of the box. We are using it to copy home movies and old VHS tapes onto DVD's. So far, we have had no problems whatsoever.

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          good minimum dvr

          By danny

          from LA, CA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Recording

          Cons

          • Confusing Setup
          • Poor Chapter Publishing
          • Poor titling options

          Best Uses

          • Archiving TV Shows

          Comments about Toshiba Black DVD Recorder:

          adequate device

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          This is a great product.

          By DRJ

          from Wrightstown, NJ

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Fast Recording
          • Fast Setup
          • Simple Controls

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Archiving TV Shows
            • Home
            • Movies

            Comments about Toshiba Black DVD Recorder:

            I used this to copy my home movies of my daughter. Very easy to do. For me titles and editing were a bit harder, but I'm sure for the average dubbing enthusiast it would have been a piece of cake (ie. I can barely add numbers to my cell phone!).

            Service and delivery comments:

            As always ABT delivered. It was prompt, packed well and the price with no tax/shipping made me buy from ABT again. Cannot recommend you guys highly enough!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Truely Too Easy

            By Cooliedawg

            from Layton, Utah

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Fast Recording
            • Fast Setup
            • Simple Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Archiving TV Shows
              • Home
              • Movies

              Comments about Toshiba Black DVD Recorder:

              So easy to set up and use. I love the one touch recording. Picture quality is superb.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was prompt and product arrived on time and when expected. The outside container was a little crunched but with the great inter packaging my recorder arrived in NEW condition and not at all damaged.

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              Toshiba Black DVD Recorder

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