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Toshiba DR1

“I got this for NZD149.00, a bargain in this country....”

Written on: 16/12/2006 by shane76 (1 review written)

I got this for NZD149.00, a bargain in this country. Most start at around NZD300.00 and thats just for a Philips! It was the display model with a few scratches and a 12 month warranty. It's good how you can connect something up, whack a disk in and hit record. But it takes so long to read a disk! And last night it froze up. Wouldn't eject a disk, wouldn't turn on and off. Nothing would go. I did what the instructions said and left my finger on the power button for 10 seconds which forced it to… Read Full Review

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Bennema's Response to shane76's Review

Written on: 09/02/2007

Beware the Toshiba DR-1 DVD Recorder, as I have one 2 1/2 years old, which recently started malfunctioning with all types of discs; unable to format, data corrupted, cannot finalise etc. Even usually reliable Panasonic DVD-RAM and pre-recorded DVD's won't play properly. I have read similar reports by other Toshiba DR-1 owners.
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<br/>Surely the whole point of a DVD recorder is to create recordings to keep long term, not to lose valued data. I don't expect to have to back-up to VHS!

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Toshiba DR1

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Written on: 16/07/2005 by beano123 (1 review written)

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Toshiba DR1

“I bought my Toshiba DR1 last November when on offer in...”

Written on: 02/06/2005 by P Blake (1 review written)

I bought my Toshiba DR1 last November when on offer in Richer sounds for £199 (see that they have a few now for £149) while local high street retailers had it for £299-£320. Utterly confused by the parallel existance of the DR3 which although it looks very different, seems to have an identical spec. I also noted that most retailers description of the DR1 said it did not have DV input, which I particularly wanted, yet each one I saw in the flesh had one.
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Toshiba DR1

“The Toshiba DR1 takes a long time to learn how to use...”

Written on: 30/05/2005 by Jumbo Sausage (1 review written)

The Toshiba DR1 takes a long time to learn how to use it, the features probably are useful and impressive if you have the time. Like another reviewer I have had problems getting it to play discs every time, it seems to depend on the day of the week.... Also my BBC2 reception is covered in red and green stripes… Read Full Review

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Toshiba DR1

“Toshiba DR-1: This is a sophisticated machine. DVD-R,...”

Written on: 03/01/2005 by talman (2 reviews written)

Toshiba DR-1: This is a sophisticated machine. DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM. As many connections as you will probably need. Brilliant pre-recorded playback. So what's the problem. Well, the first disk I tried to play on Christmas morning (Prisonser of Azkaban) failed to play. I switched it off and back on again and it eventually worked. The TV recorded on supplied DVD-RAM with no problems other than the 45 sec to a minute it takes to mount the disk. The first blank DVD-R (Datawrite Yello) wasn't… Read Full Review

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Mccormickcj's Response to talman's Review

Written on: 21/08/2005

I've also had trouble getting a DR1 to work reliably with a mixture of disks. A TDK DVD-RW scratchproof had to be formatted on my PC before it would work, and a Datawrite Yellow DVD-RW worked but said it would not finalise (though it played OK). A Panasonic DVD-RAM disk wouldn't format the first time I tried it, but worked on another day. A 4-speed DVD-RW wouldn't format at all.
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<br>Yet all of these disks work in my JVD DR-M1 recorder.
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<br>I suspect that the Tosh may need a firmware upgrade.

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235503_Robert Kemp's Response to talman's Review

Written on: 24/03/2006

This machine really is the pits and a complete waste of money.

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Toshiba DR1

“The Toshiba DR-1 is a great product. ”

Written on: 27/11/2004 by Tel95 (2 reviews written)

The Toshiba DR-1 is a great product.
It is very comprehensive with a good manual but is relatively easy to use. You can load a DVD and press OTR and away you go.
If you want to do more, however, you can pre-program (32 programs) directly or with Videoplus and you can vary the bit rate to get more on the DVD. It has PDC and Time Extend to cater for programme overruns. I particularly like the way it can be set to automatically set the quality to best fit the disc space available.
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