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Toshiba DR420 DVD Recorder, Black

by Toshiba
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  • Records -R/-RW, +R/+RW Formats
  • Playback:MP3, VCD, JPEG, Kodak Pic
  • 1080P Upconversion and DV Input
  • Auto-Finalization
  • HDMI connection
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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameToshiba
Item Weight5.3 pounds
Product Dimensions9.7 x 16.6 x 2.3 inches
Item model numberDR420
Color NameBlack
Specification MetEnergy Star
Special FeaturesFront DV Input, Kodak Picture CD
  
Additional Information
ASINB001T6O0ZK
Best Sellers Rank #51,618 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight7 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Shipping Advisory:This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
Date First AvailableMarch 1, 2009
  
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Technical Details

  • Front DV Input
  • Kodak Picture CD
  This Product Is ENERGY STAR® Qualified
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

ASIN: B001T6O0ZK ATTRIBUTE_NAME: 7449 REVIEW: The DR420 is an excellent solution for archiving your favorite home movies to DVD, recording your favorite programs, or simply enjoying your DVD collection. Enhance your DVD collection with 1080p upconversion to near HD picture quality, play back a variety of media formats, access a wealth of recording options, and plenty more.

Archive your home movies to DVD, record your favorite programs, or enjoy your DVD collection. 

Video Upconversion up to 1080p Resolution via HDMI
For an amazing viewing experience on today's HDTVs, the DR420 will upconvert lower-resolution video to full 1080p resolution.

One Touch Recording
One Touch Recording makes recording your favorite show simple. Just connect your DVD recorder/VCR to your cable or satellite box and you are set to record with the push of one button. (Note that the DR420 does not have a built-in tuner, so a box or receiver will be necessary.)

Multi-Format Recording and Playback
The DR420 provides the utmost in recording media convenience, with compatibility with the most popular formats (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW). Users can easily create edits such as renaming titles and chapter creation (manual and auto).

For playback, the DR420 also has you covered. Enjoy your favorite DVD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW discs. Or crank up some of your favorite music, whether it's a CD, CD-R/RW, or an MP3/WMA CD for hours of listening. Finally, your family can enjoy pics from the latest trip or event with playback of JPEG picture CDs.

Remote included. Control compatible REGZA-LINK devices with a single remote.

Rear connection diagram (the front of the unit features a DV input).

Auto Finalize With Undo
This feature simplifies the recording process by automatically finalizing your recording for playback on standard DVD players.

REGZA-LINK
REGZA-LINK makes controlling multiple components easy. Connect this player to a compatible REGZA-LINK television using an HDMI cable, and then control them both using one remote, with no additional programming or setup required.

Front DV Input
Capturing memories from your digital video camera is a snap with the Front DV input. Just connect with a commercially available mini DV/Firewire cable and you're ready to record (S-Video and Composite video/audio inputs also available).

Quality Audio
You'll enjoy excellent audio reproduction thanks to the DR420's 192kHz/24-Bit D/A converter. Enjoy recording and playback of Dolby Digital two-channel, L-PCM formats, or add a little space to your sound with the 3D virtual surround effect.

Connection Options
For convenient connection to most any system, Toshiba has included several inputs and outputs:

  • Component Out: 1
  • HDMI Out (with REGZA-LINK): 1
  • Front S-Video Input: 1
  • Rear S-Video Input/Output: 1/1
  • Rear RCA-Video Input/Output: 1/1
  • Front Audio Input: 1
  • Rear Analog Audio Input/Output: 1/1
  • Coaxial Digital Audio Output: 1
  • Front DV Input: 1

What's in the Box
Toshiba DR420 DVD Recorder, Remote Control With Batteries, Composite Video Cable, RCA Audio Cable, User's Manual END

Product Description

DVD Recorder

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Recording quality is very good.
Billy G. Noland
Everytime I would try to record somewhere from 15 minutes to 35 minutes into recording I would get a disc error stating the unit couldn't record to the type of disc.
Elrics Bane
The instruction manual is very clear and the remote is very easy to use.
Ruth A. Jenkins

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

229 of 231 people found the following review helpful By DEREK MCCARTHY on April 17, 2009
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This unit is really great! We recently got a 40" HD TV and needed a replacement for the VCR -- we wanted to record shows (and On-Demand movies) at a good enough quality for HD viewing.

One option was DVR from Comcast for $10/month (which might or might not allow recording of On-Demand movies and transfer to computer for disc-burning). Another option was using a computer with a video acquisition device and record to hard drive. The third option was this unit for $110, delivered, from Amazon -- hands down the most practical choice.

Though this unit doesn't record in true HD resolution, the quality is about the same (in 2 hour mode, 16x9) as regular 16x9 enhanced DVDs. At first I was worried the recorded discs might not play on other DVD players; but they did, no problem at all on any of our equipment (that is, after the recording is finalized). The recording time for a DVD-R disc (on high quality mode) was 2 hours and 8 minutes. (On lower quality modes, it's 4+ hours and 8+ hours.)

Navigating the menu system is easy enough, and each recorded disk is given a simple menu with the various recordings available to choose from (which by default have the date & time of recording as the title, but can be renamed).

Upconversion of commercial DVDs is quite good (enough so that we're not that motivated to get a Blu-Ray player yet ;-).

Our only complaints (which are very minor) are that the tray-eject is a little slow & noisy and that there isn't component video inputs (just composite video & S-Video inputs). But it was easy enough to hook up to our cable box (or TV) to record from their outputs.

This will be a great unit to have until Blu-Ray recorders become less expensive.
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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Mccormick on April 26, 2009
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I bought this unit after reveiwing other brands on the Amazon web pages. I wanted to copy from Tivi to DVD.Nice owners guide and physical looks. The tray opens just like other players with a little noise, no big deal! It does take awhile to finallize your dvd copys but, no big deal. Component out only,no cable terninals,no tuner. the recording light on the front is real tiny.On screen menu is good. For my use this recorder is perfect.
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By deepwoods on October 14, 2009
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If you are an old fart like me who was still clinging to the VCR to record TV shows during the week so you can watch them later, and you want to want to move into the 21st century, the dr420 is perfect (assuming you have a tuner, like a DirecTV box).

This machine works perfectly, and the DVD upconversion is very good. I liked it so much I bought two more and replaced all of the VCRs in my home. I am using DVD-RW to record daily shows. After I watch them each day I format the disk. 1000 formats per disk! I have been using the dr420 like this for a couple of weeks only, but so far I could not be happier.

One "warning" though. Unlike what your old VCR might do, the dr420 will not pass through the audio/video when turned off. This was not a problem for me, as my DirecTV box has multiple outputs. So in one of my set-ups, the TV has a direct connection to my DirecTV box and my dr420 has another, separate, connection to my DirecTV box. I use S-video from DirecTV to the dr420 and then again to the TV (two channel audio as well). Then I have a direct coax connection from the DirecTV box to my TV, which is used when the dr420 is powered off.

UPDATE** Pushing 1.5 years of daily use and the dr420 is working as good as from day one. I am very satisfied with this product.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By K. Bush on July 2, 2009
I bought this DVD recorder to convert my old VHS home movies into DVD's. I had it up and running in no time. It is extremely easy to use. I had shopped around before buying because I wanted something easy and something that would work well. If you are thinking about getting a DVD recorder, but are unsure... rest assured, this is a great recorder. I'm extremely happy with it.
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68 of 75 people found the following review helpful By L. Hamm on June 11, 2009
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I had this unit for less than 3 weeks. Hooked it up, but never got the chance to even use it! One night it just simply wouldn't turn on, and the unit would'nt open. Called Toshiba for help - The warranty on page 101 stated that it would be replaced with a new or reconditioned unit. I was told that was a "typo" and that I would have to send the unit in for repair. Luckily, I had puchased it from Amazon and they have a good return policy. I will look for another unit to replace this one.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Billy G. Noland on May 11, 2009
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I am very satisfied withe the DR420. It is simple to use the One Touch Recording function. Recording quality is very good. And the upscale playback feature works very well. It is not Bluetooth but serves my purpose very well. I would recommend this unit to anyone wanting to record programs video programs.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By R. Williams on August 3, 2009
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I bought this DR420 from an Amazon affiliate at the end of June, 2009. Amazon was out of stock. I plan to transfer homemade VHS tapes to DVD, but I haven't tried that yet. The upconverting DVD player works great at 1080p connected to an HDTV with HDMI cable. I am completely satisfied with the picture quality and I don't see any need for BlueRay. I don't have any complaint about the remote control. I am writing this to warn of a potential problem when playing a DVD. On two different DVDs the player has hit a spot where the sound suddenly cut off. It was easy to restore the sound by hitting PAUSE and then PLAY again. This might be a problem with handling an error on the DVD, or I just may have a lemon. It would be interesting to know if others have seen the same problem.
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