Toshiba rd-xs32 progressive-scan DVD Player / Recorder with 80 GBハードドライブ
TOSHIBA rd-xs32マルチドライブ・DVDレコーダー – -この多目的な最先端のエンターテイメントのモジュールを選択し、記録されたDVDのディスクでまたは最大103時間のビデオを保存ハードドライブを交換してください。機能の80 GBの内蔵のハードディスクドライブは、単位でユーザーを記録してお客様のお気に入りの家族のビデオTV、ブロードキャスト、保持し個人でのムービーライブラリアーカイブコンパイルされ、に再生できます。十分になかった場合をrd-xs32は高速で転送するための12 xの速度で書き込み可能ディスクへのHDDからのコピー – - DVD - RAM、24倍- 3 – 2プルダウン – デジタルシネマプログレッシブ最大解像度540本181-channelチューナー3d Y / Cコームフィルタ・ブラック・レベル拡張3d-dnrデジタルビデオノイズノイズリダクション削減にブロックと蚊DNRデジタルビデオ録画再生時間スリップTV放送を一時停止/録音/再生チャンネル再生タイムベースコレクターインスタントREPLAY – -、スキップVCR Plus +入力 – コンポジット、IEEE - 1394FireWire、RF出力 – コンポーネント、コンポジット、光学、RFチューナー通過)
Video quality is super. I was concerned about the compatibility of the copied DVD with another DVD player. It plays with no problems on my standard DVD player and the video looks great.
My only complaint is that the remote control has several control buttons for editing menu, quick menu, easy navigate etc. I would prefer that they consolidate the features into fewer buttons so it's not so hard to remember which button to press for the option I want.
The unit has so many features, I should have realized I could not just start operating the remote control intuitively. The manual is somewhat helpful but it still takes patience and experimentation to learn how to operate the unit.
I mainly got the unit to be able to edit videos and remove commercials before copying to DVD. This unit still requires several steps to complete the full process, but overall is much easier and quicker than using a PC and editing software to do the edits and copies.
I decided to purchase a dvd recorder to replace my VCR, so I basically use it for recording television and watching movies, so I haven't used any of the features included for camcorders.
As I've read in other's reviews, the manual definitely needs to be a bit simplified for the average consumer. If someone has no technical understanding it can be a bit overwhelming. It could be explained better how to figure out recording times in relation to the different settings (IE: SP, LP and bit rate settings)as it differs from VCR tapes. VCR's usually use LP, SP, EP for 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours respectively. The DVD uses bit rates. The lower you set the bit rate, the more recording time you get. I was able to figure this out and started with a 2.2 bit setting and even at this low setting the picture quality was still much better than was on any VCR tape I've used in the past.
Also I did not realize at first that my Television (older model)does not have any audio/video (A/V) connections. It was not mentioned in the manual that if you have an older tv without these connections, you need to purchase extra equipment called an RF Modulator (about $20 to $30)in any electronics store. I did figure it out after doing some web research and since using that to hook up all my cable connections, everything works great.
The best feature, in my opinion, is the ability to record to a hard drive. One could be on vacation for a week and be able to record everything they want while gone...without having to worry about running out of space. On the lowest manual bit rate setting one could record a little over 100 hours of programming.
-Manual needs some simplying and/or further explanation of more technical details
-Remote could definitely use some work as the number of buttons and functions can be overwhelming
-The HDD boots up quickly in several seconds
-Picture quality is great
-Fast Foward is another great feature as you can do this in time increments. YOu can skip frames in programmed increments or use a button on the remote to change fast forward speed.
-The fan for the harddrive is quiet and the machine runs fairly quietly
Over all, I am extremely happy that I purchased this item and it's absolutely great for my recording needs. If I can mention I was also very delighted how quickly I received delivery as it shipped on a Monday and I received it on Tuesday.
Downsides to this include a manual an inch-thick and a multi-function menu-system with a zillion options. Also, don't buy this if your TV doesn't have video-inputs (this only has coax throughput, there's no RF-modulator for channel 3/4). But, for those willing to learn, you can make this do some really cool things! I dropped-down my record quality for most-everything TV-related I record (1.4MB/s), and I had something like 85-hours of programs recorded on it before it started yelling at me (and the quality was fine). The "timeslip" chase playback is useful (play back while you're still recording), but the most-useful feature is recording one show while you play something you've already recorded from the content menu.
I am so thrilled with this unit (and, I don't know what others are talking about with the "black"-problem, I've made hundreds of DVD-R's off TV and my own Mini-DV camcorder, and had no problem... what they may be explaining is copy-protection of copywrited DVD-movies and they deserve to not see good copies), I'm about to buy another one for a different room!