Toshiba DR430 DVD Recorder

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wowzer DR430 DVD RECORDER

POSTED BY: a44magmn , Phoenix AZ
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

EASY TO USE... does the job

Great Value for DVD Recorder

POSTED BY: worp63 , Idaho
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Easy to use for simple recording. Have transfered my home videos from camera with ease using built in port! Use to watch movies and never a skip.

Great DVD RECORDER

POSTED BY: Bikeman , Salinas ,CA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

It a very nice recorder . It does everything I need it to.

Works Awesome

POSTED BY: Taperjim , Essex Jct. Vermont
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Lots of bad reveiws but I love! To the Haters READ the instructions and FINALIZE THE DISC.

Excellent value

POSTED BY: hihoaudio , NYC, NY
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I replaced an expensive Panasonic DVD Recorder with this model and have no regrets whatsoever. The DR430 is easy to use and program, records all cable channels and has had no problems at all. Half the price of the Panasonic and picture quality is as good or even better. 100% satisfied.

Good Replacement DVD Recorder

POSTED BY: Skip , San Antonio TX
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I Frankly don't understand why so many users had problems with this recorder. Recorders without a tuner cannot be used to record from TV but must be connected to another source (i.e. VCR). I had mine up and recording in under 20 minutes, and that included the time it took to format the disc. I use DVD+RW discs, which do not have to be finalized before playing on this machine or another player. So far, I've played back only one recording and it was fine. Of course, I have no way of knowing what the future holds, But, I am optimistic.

Great DVD Recorder

POSTED BY: Film Jockey , Sacramento, CA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I purchased my DR430 in January 2012 to replace a dead Sony DVD recorder that I had owned since 2005. I had researched all of the available DVD recorders and settled on this one. Like others have said, it's important to understand the machine lacks a tuner. I mostly use the S-video input to record a signal from either my satellite receiver or my camcorder. Image quality surpasses my old Sony, and the Toshiba doesn't seem to be nearly as finicky when it comes to disc media. So far, reliability is very good. I'm a video professional, so my standards are a little higher than the average person; I'm very pleased!

Great Value!

POSTED BY: JazzDad , South Central Texas
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I've owned one of these units for about 3 years now, and couldn't be happier with it. The learning curve wasn't bad and it records discs nicely. Due to the low price of this machine, it is my everyday DVD and CD player, as well. (I play the Blue Ray discs on my more costly machine.) I bought this brand because I was so pleased with my Toshiba LCD TV.

excellent product; quick set up

POSTED BY: frosty65 , altoona, PA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I was initially worried when I read some reviews, but was later pleasantly surprised at how wrong those negative reviews were. It took me about 10 minutes to set the dvd recorder up and I was recording immediately. Picture quality is great. I'd recommend this product to anyone!

Good value for the money

POSTED BY: Minuteman , Sturgis, MS
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I have owned my DR430 for about a month now and have found it to be user friendly and good quality recorder for the money. I am very happy with my purchase.

Great recorder

POSTED BY: Stumpy , Crossville TN
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

I bought this to record some shows and got a lot more then I expected . I have had this for the last four years and if any thing should happen to it You bet I will replace it with an other Toshiba !

DR430 Records UVerse from 1200 Box

POSTED BY: TimeLord04 , Danville, CA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

My Panasonic DMR-ES20 died today with a U99 code. I could not find a Panasonic replacement unit. Found this Toshiba unit, compares nicely to the Panasonic DMR-ES20, and same price point even though years apart. Hooked up to UVerse 1200 Non-DVR box via RCA cables. Tested signal from DVR through 1200 box to DR430; perfect signal pickup. Recorded from DVR through 1200 box to DR430 with no problems. DO NOT connect this unit directly to a UVerse 1225, (or newer), DVR, the DVR will pump out a copy protection signal into the DVD Recorder. You MUST connect the DR430 to a 1200 Non-DVR secondary box elsewhere in your house and run DVR shows through the 1200 box then into the DR430 to record DVR programs. MOVIE CHANNELS ON UVERSE ARE ALWAYS COPY PROTECTED, they will NOT record... ALL lower channels, (and HD counterparts), record just fine through a 1200 box. I have no knowledge on the new AT&T Wireless boxes, though. This unit is AWESOME!!!

Toshiba DR 430 Video Recorder

POSTED BY: JT , La Mirada, CA
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

Excellent for the price. Very reliable. I have three of them.

Know what to do before you complain

POSTED BY: Church Video Director , SC
Overall rating: 5 out of 5 5 out of 5

This unit is so simple my 11 year old kids on our church youth video team operates them with ease. We have four. It does everything a recorder should, I never needed the manual, to simple.

Good dvd recorder

POSTED BY: raider ken , manteca, ca
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

solid dvd recorder. Wish it have a hdd, more recording features(ex. time, and picture) , but overall a good product for the price

Capable recorder

POSTED BY: HiTech , Cincinnati, OH
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Records great from Directv box and VCR dubs at XP and SP. Picture degrades quickly on slower speeds

Great DVD Recorder

POSTED BY: mamawoof , Stockton, CA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Has to be hooked up correctly for it to record.

Documentation bad product good

POSTED BY: No longer confused
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Unit was easy to setup and worked great as long as you used unit to play, However, I could not figure out why it would not work on other devices until I found this page. Would be nice to have actual manual included But key is finalize. Also note unit will not work direct from standard TV.

Very easy set up

POSTED BY: Bill , USA
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I just got it today.It was very easy to hookup and the on screen setup was simple .One complaint is there is no manual. I hope there is one online .But I was able to figure it out very easily. Picture quaility is great

DVD Recorder

POSTED BY: middleoftheroad , San Jose, CA.
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

Several people wrote reviews that this unit does not record. THAT IS INCORRECT. This unit records just fine BUT THIS UNIT DOES NOT HAVE A BUILT-IN TUNER. That means that this recorder relys on the output functions of another product such as a TIVO or VCR or Digital Tuner converter box. When using these output sources to the input of the Toshiba the unit will perform just fine. I have several DVD recorders from different manufacturers so I can easily compare features and quality. This unit is a bit slow on finalizing and the titling features are awkward but usable. Video and audio quality is good. Recommend not recording slower then at 4 hour speed. The DVD recorder market is drying up. If you need one grab this one now.

Good Product

POSTED BY: hkat , Ontario, Canada
Overall rating: 4 out of 5 4 out of 5

I bought this recorder at Christmas (8 months ago) to record some tv shows - and it works well. Operation can be a little complicated, must read and keep instruction manual. Took time to learn to use. Still, I would purchase the same unit if I could do it all over again. Worth the money.

DVD recorded but won't play back

POSTED BY: RosieRose , Pascagoula, MS
Overall rating: 3 out of 5 3 out of 5

Bought this for my church because our camera heads were bad. Thought an RCA output from the camera to this recorder would fix our camera issues. The DVD recorded from the camera or appears to have recorded but it will not play back. I keep reading about a tuner. Do I need an interface between the camera and DVD recorder? Is that what you all are saying?

Recording Feature

POSTED BY: moe , michigan
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

This unit does not record directly from TV . It has not tuner built in. YOu pay extra for nothing. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS if you are planning to record directly from TV.

problems

POSTED BY: Shtach , Iowa
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Bought recorder summer 2012. About 6 months later I noticed problems with the remote, I thought it was the batteries and replaced them, but it works on and off. I suspect something is wrong with receptor on the recorder itself. When it works, it records nicely.

Not up to par

POSTED BY: Dave F , Sun City, AZ
Overall rating: 2 out of 5 2 out of 5

Bought a new DR430 Recorder/Player. Was defective from the box. The S-Video IN would not accept video from Cable box. Would only work with a yellow Video RCA cord. The Unit has no HDMI input fo bring audio and video into the unit. Has HDMI OUT port only. It does have a HDMI OUT port to TV which seemed to work well.

Don't Buy

POSTED BY: cachedog , Wolfeboro, NH
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Plays our DVD movies fine BUT I bought this unit to be able to record from the TV. The unit does not work. It may be recording but plays nothing back. This one is going back!!!

Does not playback

POSTED BY: Ed , Bedford, Canada
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

I,m having the same problem as this one"Plays our DVD movies fine BUT I bought this unit to be able to record from the TV. The unit does not work. It may be recording but plays nothing back. This one is going back!!!"

Stopped loading DVDs after 5 months

POSTED BY: DVDgirl2076 , VA
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

I was completely satisfied with this unit until it stopped loading DVDs, instead receiving a "Disc Error" message. The user guide's Troubleshooting causes/solutions section did not fit my situation. Also, and very irritating, I cannot seem to find the correct phone number to call for support.

save your$$

POSTED BY: twis , camden nj
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Junk

Loose sound after using pause key

POSTED BY: k , b
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Unfortunately if you are editing out commercials as you record once you use the pause button once, the unit will no longer record sound.

Does not record

POSTED BY: mike , phoenix, az
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

product will not record. it is unsuitable for mass distribution. it needs to go back to the lab.

horrible product

POSTED BY: bigdog , indiana
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

I honestly would not recomend this product to the devil himself it is the most complicating electronic I have ever faced. Im about 6 hours into figuring out how to record and still havent figured it out.

Almost Worthless

POSTED BY: walterb-sfo , Chicago, IL
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

Will NOT record most programming from ATT Uverse box due to digital rights management. Might work with some cable boxes or digital to analog over the air converters. DVD-RW discs with CPRM seem non-existant.

DR430 Defective....TWICE

POSTED BY: JWEUSMC , Atlanta,GA
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

I've had two of these machines in the past month. Cannot get it to record any shows from my DVR. Alli get is the audio....no video. I have a nice store credit to use on this website, but honestly don't see anything on here that I would use. I hooked up both of the recorders in every way possible, but still no video, just audio...Frustrating to say the least.

Useless as a recorder

POSTED BY: stosh , Glendora, CA
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

The unit plays commercial dvd's , but won't play back what it records. Screen goes black. Toshiba replaced the first unit, replacement does exactly the same thing. Since you can't talk to anyone at Toshiba anymore, is there anyone out there that has had any experience with this??

bummer

POSTED BY: unhappy , Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

have had this unit 1 day, and i find (as others have) that it wont record anything from TV. this is my reason for wanting a recording unit.. how can i get my money back?

NO GOOD

POSTED BY: SAD , TEXAS
Overall rating: 1 out of 5 1 out of 5

NO GOOD DOES NOT RECORD. BEEN THROUGH 1 PACKAGE OF DVD DISK .LOST THAT MONEY BUYING WHEN ITEM DOES NOT RECORD.
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