Easily record your favorite shows with Toshiba's DR430. Connect your cable box or satellite receiver, and you'll be ready to go with the push of a button. The DR430 is a great DVD player, too. It delivers crisp, clean video images, and can upconvert your DVDs to resolutions as high as 1080p via its HDMI output. If you have a Toshiba HDTV, you'll appreciate this recorder's REGZA LINK™ feature — it lets compatible HDMI-equipped components "talk" to each other for simple, one-remote operation of your Toshiba gear.

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Shipping Note: Sorry, we can only ship Toshiba products to the 49 continental United States and Washington D.C.; we can't ship them to Hawaii or U.S. Territories. (Solamente es posible enviar productos de la Toshiba dentro los 49 estados unidos continentales y Washington D.C.)

Product Highlights:

  • no built-in TV tuner — requires a connection to a cable box or satellite receiver
  • upconverts DVD video to 720p/1080i/1080p via HDMI
  • 5 DVD recording quality settings
  • REGZA LINK™ simplifies control of compatible Toshiba components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
  • coaxial digital audio output for Dolby® Digital/DTS®/PCM
  • front-panel digital camcorder input (DV)
  • 2 sets audio/video inputs (composite, S-video), including 1 front-panel
  • 1 set audio/video outputs (composite, S-video, 480i/480p component video, and HDMI)
  • USB port for playback of MP3 music files and JPEG photo files
  • records to the following types of discs:
    • write-once DVD-Rs and DVD+Rs, for making permanent recordings
    • rewritable DVD-RWs and DVD+RWs
  • plays DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW, and DVD+R & DVD+RW discs
  • plays audio CD, CD-R & CD-RW, and MP3 & WMA CDs
  • plays digital picture CDs (JPEG)
  • auto DVD finalization
  • one-touch recording
  • remote control
  • 16-1/2"W x 2-1/4"H x 11-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year parts, 90 days labor
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Great Product

Written By J. Otter, Waco, Tx on Thursday, April 17, 2014

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Its a great product, does everything as advertised. The quality is great and at a great price.

Pros: Great price, great quality

Cons: none

A Great Value

Written By Whitewater1, Portland, OR on Thursday, March 20, 2014

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I am very pleased with the performance of this DVD recorder. It surpasses what I was expecting regarding ease of use and quality of recording. I admit that I did not install this myself due to some other issues with our home entertainment system. In observing the install, however, I would say that it is quite easy to set up and connect to other A/V components. I will make a positive recommendation on this product

Pros: Ease of use Quality of recordings on DVD Great price Option of an extended warranty

Cons: None

Much Better Than Expected!

Written By Deekster, Seattle, WA on Sunday, March 16, 2014

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Quality of picture after recording is much better than expected. Has a million different features but a very detailed instruction booklet.

Pros: Quality of picture after recording is much better than expected.

Cons: None


Written By dave, dunmore,wv on Thursday, February 27, 2014

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great price,fast shippingf

Toshiba DR430

Written By Brian, Camarillo, CA on Sunday, January 26, 2014

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I have not given this product the full five stars because I have not had it long enough, and because I have yet to eplore all that the manual indicates it is capable of. This replaces a DVD recorder made by another manufacturer, and which had gone wrong. Thus far I have used the DR430 for duplicating recording I have kept on my television DVR. I found this simple to use, and thus far has made perfect recordings.

Pros: It works as expected.

Cons: I have no cons to record.

toshiba dr430 dvd recover

Written By michael r, cleveland, ohio on Thursday, January 02, 2014

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dvd recover work really good.

Pros: great play.

Cons: could'nt recoved on all the site i want.

Toshiba DR430

Written By Glenn, Fountain Valley, CA on Friday, December 20, 2013

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Great product; it does everything I need. Nice to have wirefire input for direct digital connections to my Sony Camcorder.

Pros: Ease of use. Great upgrade to 1080p.

Cons: None.

Toshiba DR430

Written By Steve, Lexington, VA on Monday, October 14, 2013

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Performance is excellent. Need better instructions for connecting. I had to call Crutchfield for help.

Toshiba DR430

Written By Tyrone, Pueblo,co on Saturday, October 05, 2013

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does what I wanted it four.

Toshiba DR430

Written By GUIDO R., PORT RICHEY, FL on Monday, September 23, 2013

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DVD recorder

Written By Mark, Fletcher,VT on Friday, July 05, 2013

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This dvd recorder is a great value for the price. It is very easy too use. I have already burned over a dozen dvds with no problems. I had a Sony dvd recorder before. It was a lot more difficult to operate. It took a lot longer to format and finalize dics. Overall a very good unit. I highly recommend.

Pros: Great value. Easy to operate .Very good picture with the 1080 upconvert.

tos dr430

Written By larry m., ft. mitchell al on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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it does what is say's. good size, features up front and back. plays and records very good indeed. excellent product! crutchfield's price and shipping is great.

Pros: see above

Cons: none

Toshiba DR430

Written By Marcos G, Miami, Fla on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

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Before i had a Sony recorder, but nothing surpasses the quality of this equipment, easy to install and easy to work. The best i ever had.

Cons: None whatsoever

good recorder

Written By bobmick, lewes, de. on Sunday, February 17, 2013

this really is a good product. the only thing i have trouble with is the editing of the titles, but i guess with time i'll get the hang of it. my old one is a gateway and that is VERY easy to program but the picture quality is 420. this one looks so much better

Pros: good quality picture

Cons: hard to program

Excellent product, great price, great service

Written By George H., Kitty Hawk, NC on Monday, February 11, 2013

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This DVR recorder allows me to burn a DVD of programs previously recorded on my DirecTV DVR. It replaces an old Sony burner that did the same thing as well as convert VCR tapes to DVD. The process of using a DVD burner is confusing, but given my experience with the Sony I was able to get it in operation very quickly. I found the Toshiba manual to be satisfactory, unlike some reviewers. But I do recall that I had a long learning process with the old Sony; I think the issue is just the confusing process of using this piece of hardware.

My results are excellent. Finalized DVD's are playable on my two older DVD players. The picture quality, while not HD, is much better than expected.

And, the Crutchfield service, as always was excellent

Pros: Great results, great price

Cons: None

A Quality Product

Written By Anonymous, PA on Friday, November 02, 2012

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We had a previous brand of DVD Recorder and it ceased to function properly. So, we went with another brand and have been very pleased with ALL aspects of this Toshiba DVD Recorder. Very user friendly. Gives a very good picture and upgrades DVD's to digital quality. We are very happy with it! Thank you Crutchfield! We have used this recorder 24/7 for the past 2 weeks and it works flawlessly.

Great DVD recorder

Written By Dirt_Biker, Pasco WA. on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Thid is the best DVD recorder I have ever used. one button recording and options for finalizing the disc to use on any DVD player, the quality of the recordings great. I would buy another one again'

Pros: So easy to use, I have recorded 70+ SX & MX Races before this review with 100% working Great and no problems.

Cons: none

So far, so good

Written By Dave A, Wilton, NH on Thursday, August 23, 2012

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So far, I've used the DR430KU only for watching DVDs, not for recording. So I can't comment on the unit's recording functions. The initial setup went fairly easily, except the manual neglected to mention you have to push the setup button on the remote to begin the process. The loading speed is rather slow and the disc tray is rather noisy as it opens and closes. Also, the manual isn't too clear in its explanation of which settings to choose, such as PCM vs Stream. I found myself checking the setup instructions for my old Panasonic DVD player whose manual offers much better explanations. In day-to-day use, my biggest gripe is the front panel display is way too small to be seen from my usual viewing distance of about 10 feet. The last item is just a minor annoyance: the "Welcome" screen appears and then goes away very quickly and sometimes I wonder if the unit is on.

Pros: Good basic operation. Component and HDMI outputs.

Cons: Small display. Poor setup instructions.


Written By DAVEG, ROGUE RIVER, OREGON on Friday, August 03, 2012

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Easy to set up.

Written By tlee, Sharpsburg. GA on Friday, July 06, 2012

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Works great and was very easy to set up. I now am able to record items from DVR . Also records well from cable box. I wish I had this for the past 10 years. I lost many videos from DVR when it got full. Works so much better than the old VHS tapes.

Pros: Easy to set up, especially if you look at the brief setup instructions and sleep on it till the next day.

Cons: None

Toshiba DR430

Written By James L, Memphis on Saturday, March 17, 2012

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real good

Toshiba DR430KU DVD/CD recorder

Written By Bob, Santa Rosa, CA on Friday, February 10, 2012

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A poor replacement for a long-used, Samsung recorder.

Pros: It functions. The manual is satisfactory. 1080P and HDMI work ok.

Cons: Awkward & arduous method of naming DVD or CD ! No method of setting specific recording period, as with Samsung, resulting in having to use an extra two (2) hours at lower resolution for only a few extra minutes required for project . Erratic operation resulting in no action at times. No more Toshiba !!!

my toshiba dr 430

Written By louie m., belmont ca. on Monday, February 06, 2012

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i set this dvd recorder up according to the instructions. it works perfectly.it is a good product at a resonnable price. i would reccomend it highly.

Pros: it shows everything important on the screen . you dont have to go and look directly at the unit. it loads up the disc fast enough .

Cons: this unit can do a lot more than i require. i do not consider that a fault.

Great recorder for the price

Written By Dave C., Galesburg, IL on Saturday, February 04, 2012

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I use this unit to archive shows from my Directv DVR and also to record a popular automotive show from PBS radio every Saturday morning. It is relatively simple to operate and it actually has a plethora of features that I really never use but would probably be appreciated by some. This is actually my second DR430 and I purchased this one because of past good experiences with Toshiba DVD recorders.

Pros: Price and ease of operation.

Cons: I wish it had a digital tuner so I could record TV shows using my rooftop antenna.

manuals are very important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Written By TVM, Placerville, CA on Saturday, May 14, 2011

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I bot the Toshiba DR430KU mainly to copy my 8 mm camcorder tapes via my 8mm vcr, to dvd's. I think it's doing the job ok, BUT. I wish it had an easier way to start titles and chapters (I still can't figure out how to start chapters where I want them to start), and I wish it came with a decent manual.

Hardware manufacturers don't seem to realize that the user manual represents their product. The product may be fine, but a lousy manual makes the user think the product is lousy. The dr430ku manual was obviously not written by people fluent in English, but that's ok. The problem is, the manual writers don't know how to explain how to use a product. It probably was written by engineers who know very well how to use the product, but don't realize they are explaining something to someone who's not familiar with the subject. (I'm a retired engineer--this was and still is a common problem..)

like some features, need more loading speed

Written By eperez, New York city on Saturday, November 06, 2010

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yeah, there is only one feature that i fine to be good , it the recording speed mode .
which , let you record about 8 hours in sLp mode with a DVD +R disc. the interface ,
which let you setup all your oprations . i find it to be simple, but not will laid out . this is
the only thing , i think , they should change. also make the loading data faster !

Easy 480 DVD Recording

Written By Peanut, Anchorage, AK on Sunday, October 31, 2010

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Very easy because it does NOT have a tuner, so there's less to mess with. The
only inputs are either RCA jacks or S-Video, so I've recorded 480 resolution,
but nothing more defined than that. Records in 61min, 2:02, 4:04, 6:06, or
8:08. Use DVD-R discs to record in 16:9 or 4:3 - this is good for recording
shows. Use DVD+R to record in only 4:3, but you can insert chapter marks
wherever you like, so this is good for recording sports because you can start a
chapter at each half-inning or quarter of the sporting event. I'd give this
unit 5 stars if it were able to record in more than 480, but it's limited by the
inputs. I'm very glad I own this unit - it's so easy and dependable.

Too complicated to record

Written By Harry T, Wesley Chapel on Thursday, October 21, 2010

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I was looking for something simple to record and back up my videos onto DVD. I started about 2 weeks ago and haven't finished even 1 yet. I recorded a tape, or thats what I think, but I cannot play it due to some finishing requirements that need to be done in order to play it on other devices. It is frustating and my wife wants me to return it. I'm not a electronics buff.

Toshiba DR430

Written By James, Lacey, Wa on Friday, August 27, 2010

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The recorder works great. A little difficult to set up with other componets as the instructions
are a little misleading. The recorder is a little slow to respond to commands but something
you can live with.

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What's in the box?

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  • DVD video recorder
  • Wireless remote control (SE-R0265)
  • 2 "AA" batteries. 59" Composite video cable
  • 59" Stereo audio RCA cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • Quick Guide (English)
  • Quick Guide (Spanish)
  • Customer Service Contact sheet

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Product Overview: The Toshiba DR430 can record video and audio to blank DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, and DVD+RW discs. Two line inputs (one on the rear and one on the front) allow you to record from several sources.

Note: This unit does not feature a built-in tuner. An external tuner source is required to record television programming.

Disc Compatibility
Video Features
Audio Features
Recording Functions
Remote Control

Disc Compatibility

Compatible Discs: This unit can record on the following blank 12cm or 8cm DVDs:

  • DVD-RW: Version 1.1, 1.2, Version 1.1/2 CPRM Support (1x - 6x)
  • DVD-R: Version 2.0/2.1 (1x -16x)
  • DVD+RW: 1x - 4x speed
  • DVD+R: 1x - 16x speed

Note: This unit will playback also playback DVD-Video, CD-Audio, CD-R, and CD-RW discs, but will not record to them.

MP3 Playback: In addition to DVDs and CDs, this unit will play MP3 audio files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 or Joliet formats. The playable bit-rate range is 112-320 kbps (constant or variable bit rates) for MP3. This unit can read a maximum of 255 folders, up to 99 tracks per folder and a total of 999 files per disc.

Note: This unit cannot record to CD-R or CD-RW discs.

JPEG Disc Playback: This unit will play JPEG picture files recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 or Joliet formats. This unit supports JPEG images from 32 x 32 to 6300 x 5100 pixels. It can read a maximum of 255 folders, up to 99 tracks per folder and a total of 999 files per disc. All JPEG files on a disc can be played back in a slide show with an interval of 5 or 10 seconds. You can zoom in on any selected image (2x or 4x), or rotate the image clockwise 90 degrees until the desired angle is selected.

DVD Parental Lock: Some DVD-video discs feature a parental lock level. Playback will stop if the ratings exceed the levels you set; it will require you to enter a password before the disc will playback. This feature prevents your children from viewing inappropriate material.

V-Chip: With the V-chip system in this unit, you can set the viewing limitation for the analog TV programs received from the connected external tuner or recorded on DVD to prevent your children from watching inappropriate programs.

USB Port: This unit also features a front-panel USB type-A port (ver.2.0 Full-Speed) for playback of MP3 music files and JPEG still-image files recorded onto a USB (MSC) device (up to 32GB). The connected USB device must be formatted with FAT16 or FAT32. The playable bit-rate range is 112-320 kbps (constant or variable bit rates) for MP3. This unit supports JPEG images from 32 x 32 to 6300 x 5100 pixels. The unit can recognize a maximum of 255 folders, up to 99 tracks per folder and a total of 999 files per USB device.

Note: The unit's USB port does not support USB  hubs, PCs, cameras, or devices that need to install drivers.

Video Features

VideoD/A Converter: This unit uses a 54MHz/10-bit video digital-to-analog converter, which reduces digital artifacts for a better picture.

Video Connections: The Toshiba DR430 is equipped with the following video connections.

  • HDMI Output: The DR430 has a single HDMI output. You can set the HDMI output resolution to 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p.
  • A/V Outputs: The DVD audio/video outputs include a component video, composite video, and S-video output along with a pair of stereo RCA output terminals.
  • A/V Inputs: The DR430 features two sets of A/V inputs, one on the rear-panel and one on the front-panel, each featuring stereo RCA audio, as well as composite video and S-video jacks.
  • DV Input: This unit has a front-panel DV input terminal which supports input from a DV-format digital camcorder. You can record to DVD from the camcorder. In the DVD mode, you can use Play, F.Fwd, Rew, Pause/Still, and Stop on the front panel or remote control of this unit to control the DV camcorder.

DVD HDMI Video Upconversion: The DR430 is equipped with an HDMI output, which transfers digital audio and uncompressed digital video to the TV on a single cable. The resolution for the HDMI output can be upconverted to 480p, 720p, 1080i, or 1080p for DVD playback.

Progressive Scan: This unit may be set to output a progressive scan video signal from the Color Stream Pro component video output. Progressive-scan picture quality is more film-like, with more fine detail and less flicker. Progressive-scan viewing requires a TV with a progressive scan compatible component video input.

Video Output: You can set the DR430's video output to 4:3 Letter-Box, 4:3 Pan&Scan or 16:9 Wide to match the aspect ratio of your connected television.

Rapid Playback: This function is available only on disc recorded in the Dolby Digital format, and plays back in a slightly faster (1.3x) or slower speed (0.8x) while keeping the sound output.

Time Search: This feature allows you to go to a specific point on a disc by entering the exact amount of time you wish to skip in order to reach the point.

Black Level: You can adjust the black level to control the brightness of the picture in order to get a better picture.

Camera Angles: Some DVD-video discs have scenes shot from two or more angles to choose from.

Audio Features

Audio D/A Converter: The unit has a 192kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converter for excellent audio reproduction.

Analog & Digital Outputs: The Toshiba DR430 features analog and digital audio outputs.

  • Analog Outputs: The analog RCA stereo audio outputs allow you to connect the DR430 directly to your television or home stereo.
  • Digital Output: The coaxial digital output can both pass a Dolby Digital or DTS bitstream to an A/V receiver with surround decoders.

Virtual Surround: You can enjoy stereophonic virtual space through your existing two channel stereo system. You can select from two modes: Type 1 (natural effect) or Type 2 (emphasized effect).

Dynamic Range Control: This feature lets you compress the dynamic range of the Dolby Digital/DTS sound track when watching movies late at night.

Recording Functions

Recording Methods: There are several methods for recording content onto a tape or disc.

  • One-Touch Recording: You can record content from an external tuner source while watching program
  • One-Touch Timer Recording: This function allows you to set the recording time in blocks of 30 minutes up to 8 hours for recording from an external tuner source.
  • Timer Recording: You can program the unit to record up to 12 programs from an external tuner source within a month in advance. Daily or weekly program recordings are also available.
  • Satellite Link: You can set the unit to start recording whenever it detects the video signal from the connected external tuner source.
  • DV Dubbing: This function lets you record contents from your digital video camcorder to this unit using the DR430 front-panel DV-input.

DVD Recording Speeds: The DR430 can record DVDs in any of four recording speeds: (using 4.7GB 12 cm disc)

  • XP: records approximately 1 hour
  • SP: records approximately 2 hours
  • LP: records approximately 4 hours
  • EP: records approximately 6 hours
  • SLP: records approximately 8 hours

Simultaneous Playback and Recording: You can play back a recorded title during current recording or the timer recording on the same disc.

Recording Aspect Ratio: You can set the DR430 to record in a 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio for DVD recording.

Auto Chapter: You can automatically make chapter marks on the DVD while recording. You can select an interval of 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 30 minutes or 60 minutes. Auto Chapter can also be turned off, if desired.

Auto Finalizing: You can finalize disc automatically using this function. You can use this function to finalize discs after finishing all timer recordings and at the end of the disc space. You will need to finalize disc to play back on other DVD players.

Auto Title Menu: The unit creates a title menu automatically when finalizing discs.

Title List: The Title List feature allows you to check the titles recorded on your disc easily. You can choose a title to play back from this list and easily edit the titles as you prefer.

Chase Playback: The Chase Playback function allows you to begin watching a DVD recording that is already in progress. Playback cannot start until at least one minute of the program has been recorded. During playback of the DVD recording, you can pause, fast-forward, and fast-reverse the recording.

Instant Skip: You can skip TV commercials to enjoy the recorded programs without interruption. The Instant Skip feature searches ahead 30 seconds up to 180 seconds.

Editing Discs: This unit offers convenient editing functions which are possible only with DVD-RW/-R and DVD+RW/+R discs.

  • Title Name Assignment: You can add a name to a disc or recorded title up to 30 characters long.
  • Dividing Titles: You can divide a recorded video into two parts
  • Combining Titles: You can combine two recorded videos into one movie
  • Creating Playlist: You can create a playlist with up to 99 titles on a disc
  • Erasing Playlist: You can also delete a playlist once it is no longer needed.
  • Title Protection: You can protect certain videos recorded on a disc from being erased or edited.
  • Chapter Marks: You can put chapter mark in each title. Once a chapter is marked, you can use it for the chapter search feature to find that section of the disc easily. You can also hide chapters from a title list.
  • Title Deletion: You can delete titles which you do not need anymore.

Remote Control

Remote Control: The supplied SE-R0265 wireless remote can control the DVD recorder only.

Regza-Link: Regza-Link makes controlling multiple Toshiba components easy. By simply connecting this unit to a compatible Regza-Link Toshiba TV using an HDMI cable, you control them both using the one remote from your compatible television (no additional programming or setup required).

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