A happy meeting of high quality and high value, Toshiba's Multi-Write D-R4 is not just a full-featured progressive-scan DVD player
that handles your DVDs, CDs, MP3/WMA music discs, and JPEG-filled recordable discs. It's also a DVD recorder
capable of storing up to 6 hours of audio/video on a single-sided 4.7 GB recordable DVD--whether broadcast programming or copies of your home movies to share with loved ones.
The D-R4 offers the flexibility of recording on both DVD-RAM--perfect for instant chapter access and for multiple re-recordings--as well as DVD-R, the most widely compatible of the many DVD formats (great for sharing camcorder footage with loved ones). DVD-RW compatibility lets you erase and rewrite, though relatively few players and computer drives will play back DVD-RWs. DVD-RAM discs can be read, written, and erased more than 100,000 times.
When recording, the D-R4 captures the first video frame and displays it as the chapter mark. You can then designate chapter marks with custom screen captures or thumbnail images of your choice. The D-R4 also lets you generate and save custom playlists using any title and chapter. Each list of desired footage can be separately titled and edited (for removal of, say, commercials) and then seamlessly played back.
Time Slip lets you use your DVD recorder like a personal video recorder, or PVR. Because of DVD-RAM's fast transfer rate, you can view the recorded portion of an ongoing program from the beginning, while still recording the show in progress.
The D-R4 features a 181-channel cable-compatible tuner and 2-month, 36-event programming. And, in addition to recording new video content, the D-R4 lets you transfer and even enhance your favorite video recordings to durable, space-saving discs--a terrific way to archive, preserve, and access your movies and family videos. The unit's EASY NAVI menu simplifies operation by giving you direct access to key operations such as locating and playing back of recorded content.
For top-of-the-line playback, the D-R4 is equipped with a 10-bit/54 MHz video digital-to-analog converter capable of great color purity and detail. When connected to a high-definition or HD-ready television through its ColorStream Pro component-video outputs, the D-R4 delivers Toshiba's Digital Cinema Progressive picture. Progressive scanning, referred to as 480p for the number of horizontal lines that compose the video image, creates a picture using twice the scan lines of a conventional DVD picture, giving you higher resolution and sharper images while eliminating nearly all motion artifacts.
The D-R4 also has Toshiba's Digital Cinema Progressive feature, which performs 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal. DVD mastering introduces a common distortion when adjusting 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this distortion, removing the redundant information to display a film-frame-accurate picture.
The deck's abundant connections include multiple composite- and S-video inputs and outputs, stereo analog (left/right) inputs and outputs, and an optical digital-audio output for use with a compatible digital surround receiver.
What's in the Box
DVD player/recorder, a remote control, remote batteries, a user's manual, a stereo analog audio/composite-video cable, and an RF coaxial video cable.
You've grown up with a VCR. It had its ups and downs but, overall, it was okay. Now you don't have to be satisfied with "okay". You can now record your own DVD's. A DVD is a digital means of preserving a recording which, unlike a videocassette, means a recording is a virtual copy of the original. Toshiba DR4 DVD recorder is designed to provide the greatest flexibility in recording and playback by supporting DVD-RAM, DVD-R, and DVD-RW recordable disc formats. 3 - 2 Pulldown Digital Cinema Progressive Up to 125-Channel TV Tuner (Cable-TV compatible) for direct recording of favorite TV shows / Multiple event programmable timer mode Comb Filter 2-line Digital Black Level Expansion 0 IRE / 7.5 IRE Recording Selection Digital Video Noise Reduction Playback Simultaneous Play and Record Time Slip (Chase Play/ Live Chase Play Pause TV) Time Base Correction Instant Replay, Instant Skip JPEG Viewer Fast Scan, Slow Motion Audio D/A 24-bit/192kHz Dolby Digital /DTS Compatible WMA & MP3 Playback on CD - CDR - CDRW 3-D Virtual Surround Sound Auto Clock, Daylight Savings Time Adjust Time Zone Adjust One-Touch Record Auto Title/Chapter/Thumbnail Creation On-Screen Keyboard EASY NAVI Menu Up to 36 recording events may be programmed within a 2 month period Auto Channel Setup Parental Lock Universal Remote Control Connections - Compontent Video - 1 Rear Output / S-Video - 1 Rear Output, 1 Rear Input, 1 Front Input / RCA Audio Video - 1 Rear Output, 1 Rear Input, 1 Front Input / Optical Out - 1 Rear Output / RF - 1 Rear Output, 1 Rear Input Unit Dimension (WHD) - 17 x 2.3 x 11.8 inches