Toshiba RD-XV47 DVD recorder reviews and price comparison

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+ This DVD recorder has no outstanding positive points. - It scores very poorly on performance.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 88 reviews.
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Most helpful reviews

Confirmed purchaser Not technically minded

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Excellent general machine which has great capabilities at this price level
Bad points:
Not easy to understand immediately, but given it's wealth of functions, that's forgiven
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Compatibility 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Apr 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Excellent value for money but this was a replacement machine (the first one developed an hard drive problem).
Bad points:
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Compatibility 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Apr 2008

Nick, Redditch

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Fairly low cost for HDD,VCR & DVD
Bad points:
Colour of rermote control (black with grey printing) is difficult to read. Picture format (16.9) not compatible with television. No component output. Not generally impressed.
Overall rating 3.0
Design 4.0
Compatibility 4.0
Performance 3.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 May 2008

Gary, London PR & Marketing consultant

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Looks good and does what is expected
Bad points:
none yet!
Overall rating 7.0
Speed 8.0
Reliability 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Jun 2008

Jean, Cardiff 60+ - semi-technophobe

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Can play my videos again! Can transfer them to DVD to prolong life. Can record from TV on to hard drive - no need to have tapes or DVDs to hand. Seems (after instruction) relatively easy to operate.
Bad points:
Haven't yet found any!
Overall rating 8.0
Design 7.0
Compatibility 5.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jun 2008

Andrew, Birmingham

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Great all in one machine if you're not bothered about it having an analogue tuner (ie you have to hook up a freeview box or skybox to it and can't watch one digital channel while recording another) and although there are a lot of buttons on the remote it doesn't take long to get to grips with the most common functions. It's great to be able to dub things from VHS, edit and delete scenes, and then dub onto DVD (or leave on the hard drive if you wish) - very glad I bought it.
Bad points:
Um, not much. Picture quality is probably better on other machines but it's good enough for me, especially given that a lot of stuff I'm dubbing from VHS isn't great quality anyway. The DVD player/recorder is also a little on the noisy side, it's more like a PC's DVD drive in that respect.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 7.0
Compatibility 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Jun 2008

richard, oxford grumpy old man

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
highly rated by WHICH
Bad points:
Fiendishly difficult to use - 100 page instruction book, can only record off SKY channel you're watching. Only use it to play DVDs -could do this for one tenth price.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 2.0
Image quality 7.0
Sound quality 6.0
Design 4.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jan 2008

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 160
Playback formats DVD Plus RW
Playback formats DVD Plus R
Playback formats Super Video CD
Playback formats DivX
Playback formats DVD-R
Recording format DVD Plus R
Recording format Double layer
Recording format DVD Plus RW
Recording format DVD-RW
Recording format DVD-R
Upscaling No
Connections USB
Connections Firewire
Extra functions Integrated VCR
3D No
Freeview or Freesat tuner No
Number of scart ports 2
Weight (g) 5700
Release date 2007-04-11

Also known as: TOSHIBA RDXV47


Manufacturer's Description

Studio quality sound and images, plus a wealth of extra ‘information’ on a CD-sized disc, DVD will revolutionise your TV viewing. Toshiba’s range has something for everyone, from the experienced home cinema audiophile to the surround sound novice.

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