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Toshiba DR20 Digital DVD Recorder with Freeview (Old Model)

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  • Freeview- Built-in Freeview is the easiest way to enjoy digital for free, upto 50 channels
  • HDMI- easy way to connect your DVD recorder to your HD TV, upscale to 1080p
  • Divx Playback-Burn Divx movie downloads to disc for high quality playback
  • MP3- Use your DVD player for more than watching DVD's, listen to your MP3 music files
  • Jpeg-Enjoy photo's on the big screen by viewing them on your TV via your DVD
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 33.1 x 42 x 5.9 cm ; 5 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 4.5 Kg
  • Item model number: DR20
  • ASIN: B003LO2RIA
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 May 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,931 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

The Toshiba DR20 upscales your standard definition DVDs into Full HD 1080p via HDMI
The Toshiba DR20 upscales your standard definition DVDs into Full HD 1080p via HDMI.

Toshiba DR20 DVD Recorder

Enjoy digital TV and record your favourite shows to DVD

The DR20 is a digital ready DVD recorder with an integrated Freeview tuner for easy access to up to 50 digital channels and 24 radio stations without subscription. HDMI connectivity makes it easy to connect to your HD TV as well as upscaling standard definition DVDs to near high definition. A wide range of DVD and CD formats are supported and you can also watch DivX movie downloads, view digital photos and listen to MP3s.

Freeview Digital Tuner

With a built-in Freeview tuner, you'll be able to experience the easiest way to enjoy digital TV for free. There are to up to 50 digital TV channels and 24 radio stations. No subscription, no contract, no fuss - with a Freeview tuner you can be sure you are ready for the digital switchover, allowing you to enjoy your favourite shows in digital quality for years to come.

HDMI

HDMI connectivity provides an easy way to connect your DVD recorder to your HD TV. With just a single cable, you'll be able to transfer HD-quality video and audio to your screen. HDMI is the standard for high definition connections, and you'll widely used in a number of home entertainment and computing devices, allowing you to connect the DR20 in the most convenient way for you.

1080p Upscaling

The DVD technology converts a standard 480p signal on a standard DVD to 1080p signal for optimum picture quality on a High Definition Screen, enhancing your viewing experience. If you have a HD-Ready TV, you can also view at 720p or 1080i resolutions.

The Toshiba DR20 doesn't just play DVDs and VHS - you'll also be able to enjoy MP3 music and JPEG photos
The Toshiba DR20 doesn't just play DVDs - you'll also be able to enjoy DivX movies, MP3 music and JPEG photos. Click here to see a larger image.

DivX Playback

Many of us enjoy films and TV via digital formats, so why limit your digital videos to just your computer? With the Toshiba DR20 you can enjoy digital films in the comfort of your living room with the rest of your family. Simply burn DivX movie downloads to a recordable or rewriteable CD or DVD for high-quality playback. With DivX you can fit up to six standard definition movies onto a single DVD, making it easily to store your movie collection in a compact space.

Enjoy MP3s

You can also use your DVD recorder for more than watching films. The Toshiba DR20 allows you to listen to your MP3 music files via CD-R and CD-RW. By burning MP3 encoded tracks to these discs, your music can be played back over your TV or home entertainment system. Now you have the freedom to use your DVD recorder as a multi-purpose system - not only does it offer the perfect viewing experience, it's great for playing back your favourite songs.

Enjoy JPEG Photos

Tired of having to view your digital photos on a cramped computer screen? With the Toshiba DR20, you'll be able to enjoy photos on the big screen by viewing them on your TV via your DVD recorder. By simply burning your photos to a recordable or rewriteable CD or DVD in JPEG format, you'll be able to easily scroll through your photos via the remote control. Now it's easy to enjoy all of your captured memories in true resolution, from the comfort of your living room.

REGZA Link Single Remote Operation

Fewer remotes, less fuss - the convenient and easy REGZA link technology allows you to use a single remote to operate connected Toshiba TVs and DVD or Blu-ray players.

Box Contains

  • Owners manual
  • Remote control
  • Batteries AA*2
  • RF cable


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    Good points:
    Delivery from Amazon was superb, as usual.
    The recorder was easy to set up, with good quality picture and sound.
    The manual was easy to follow and comprehensive covering all aspects.

    Bad points:
    I previously purchased a combo Toshiba TV and DVD player which was very good and influenced my decision to buy this recorder. However, when I record a DVD on the DR20 and play it back thro' the TV, the top disk menu does not display. You have to guess what is on the disk - not good. Other recorders I have used are not like this.

    The DR20 has a new EcoSave feature, on power off which means the front display is blank - no time, no indication of a scheduled recording, no nothing! The customer should have the option to have a display when in power off mode, if required.

    The DR20 has no cooling slots, but uses a fan similar to a pc. When the timer is set, the fan stays on when in power off mode. This can be intrusive, especially if the recorder is located in the bedroom. I have had to resort to setting the timer just before the programme starts - not good.

    If a disk is formatted and you try to display the top disk menu, nothing displays except a square! It is not until something is recorded that it displays disk content.

    There does not appear to be any facility for globally setting the record quality format, e.g. LP, it has to be input each time.

    Overall the quality and price were good, let down by poor operating design flaws.
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    received Toshiba DR20 within a few days of ordering,speed of delivery and packaging up to amazon's high standards. Set up no problems with very clear freeview picture. Instruction book very comprehensive and needs reading very througly to get best from machine. Timer recording(epg) easy to programme. I prefer daily mode for everyday operation. Timing progs seem pretty accurate. I use DVD- discs to maintain aspect ratio as transmitted. My old machine did not need finalising of discs to play on other players as modern models do. Finalising can take some time to complete and then has to be un finalised to add further recordings. Machine is very quiet in operation. I am very satisfied with Toshiba DV20 and can recommend it.
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    The Toshiba DR20 was delivered the day after it was ordered. The set-up was straight- forward and recording (both EPG and manually)was so simple that even a 70+ like me mastered easily
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    My Sony DVD recorder had given up the ghost, could not be repaired and Sony don't make them any more but have turned to PVRs. As I copy things I want to keep from HD to DVD, I needed a new machine. The shops didn't have any, so I chose the Toshiba DR20 from Amazon. It arrived freight free a few days later in usual Amazon style, and as I live in Guernsey it was VAT free too - as it should be, but not all UK net shops do it.

    The DR20 has so far done what it says on the tin, the only quibble being the lack of a 3-hour mode which means I have to record things that are just over 2 hours on 4-hour format, losing some quality (hence the loss of a star). The optional automatic "Finalise" function is a plus, though. Menus are clear and easy to navigate. Longevity will remain to be seen, but I'm happy enough with this one to have bought a DVR20 for my wife to transfer precious old tapes to DVD.

    For playback, HDMI output is an improvement on the Component output of older DVD players, although the DR20 retains Component out to fit "legacy" installations. Nice touch - almost deserves an extra star just that.

    In common with other DVD-recorders, the best quality input is S-video (a pity that), but on the DR20 there is only the one socket on the front of the machine. Which makes for a cluttered installation and takes it down to four stars again.
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    So after stumping up the courage to again plunge for a DVD rcorder from Amazon (The last time, was a nightmare!!!!!) I went for this as i like Toshiba products, very good quality and reliable (Touches wood!)
    But, thats the nicely nicely parts for a moment.

    ONE input port. ONE!!!
    Scart.
    Outputs, there is HDMI, SCART, RCA AV ports, Component Output ports...
    But just one lousy input!!
    When will manufactures realise that actually, people sometimes have more than one device they'd like to hook into a recorder. This is a modern age, where attention is supposed to be paid to what customers are saying and asking for, yet still making products with half a million ways to output, but only ONE way to input!
    I don't have 4 tellies i want to hook into at once, so why so many outs and only one in?!

    Picture quality-wise. If you select XP, its stunning. Near broadcast-quality. Cannot fault it, although you can only get around an hour of content at that setting but quality is worth it.
    The fan on the back is silent, cannot hear it at all.
    If you're after a quality recorder, here it is, but if you want to attach more than one device, you're screwed unless you have a splitting device also!
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    I bought this solely to copy programmes from a SKY box onto DVD, I do not have Freeview so cannot comment on the tuner. I had it up and working within ten minutes, simply plug it in and connect two scart leads (not supplied). On playback the HDMI uplift is excellent, not far short of the BBC version of HD.
    The instructions, when I got round to reading them are detailed and very easy to understand, there is also a 'phone line and website. I had previously tried the LG recorder and this is everything that the LG is not.
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