Inputs and Outputs Notes
Product Overview: The Toshiba
D-VR4X can record video and audio
to blank DVD-R, DVD-RW (Video Mode and VR mode), and DVD-RAM discs, as well as
VHS video cassettes. Two line
inputs (one on the rear and one on the front) allow you to record from several
sources. The built-in TV tuner lets you program your DVD or VHS
recorder to catch your favorite TV shows. Although you can dub from DVD to VHS
or from VHS to DVD, you cannot record from copyrighted materials.
Compatible Discs: This unit can
record on the following blank DVDs:
- DVD-RAM: Version 2.0 or
2.1 (Although discs with or without cartridges will work, discs with
cartridges are recommended)
- DVD-RW: Version 1.0, 1.1,
1.2, or Version 1.1 CPRM Support
- DVD-R: Version 2.0
VHS/S-VHS Playback: The
allows you to playback VHS and S-VHS tapes, however S-VHS recording is not
possible. This unit is equipped with "SQPB" (S-VHS Quasi Playback), allowing you
to playback S-VHS tapes with regular VHS resolution.
Audio D/A Converter:
The unit has a 192kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converter for
excellent audio reproduction.
D/A Converter: This unit uses
a 54MHz/10-bit video digital-to-analog converter, which
reduces digital artifacts for a better picture.
MP3/WMA Playback: In addition
to DVDs and CDs, this unit will play MP3 and WMA audio files
recorded onto CD-R and CD-RW discs using the ISO 9660 or Joliet formats. The
playable bitrate range is 32-320 kbps (constant or variable bit rates) for MP3
and 48-192 kbps for WMA. This unit can read a maximum of 200 folders/files per
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. All JPEG
files on a disc can be played back in a slide show with an interval of 5, 10, or
15 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. This unit can
read a maximum of 200 files per directory. The maximum size of progressive JPEG files is 3-million pixels.
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.
DVD Recording Speeds: The
can record DVDs in any of four recording speeds:
- XP: records
approximately 1 hour's worth of programming on a 4.7GB disc
records approximately 2 hours
- LP: records
approximately 4 hours
records approximately 6 hours
VCR Recording Speeds: You can
record VHS tapes in either of two speeds: SP--Standard Play (2 hours on a T-120
tape) or SLP--Super Long Play (6 hours on a T-120 tape).
Timer Recording: The timer
recording system allows you to select the date, time, and channel, and record
the desired program onto DVD or VCR. Up to 12 timer recordings can be made up to
one month in advance.
Recording Methods: There are
several methods for recording TV programs on disc or tape:
- Record Current Channel: Once disc/tape is inserted and record speed selected, you can
begin recording. You can pause and resume a recording in progress.
- One-Touch Recording:
During normal recording, you can add up to 2 hours of recording time in
30-minute increments, and up to 6 hours in 1-hour increments.
- Timer Recording:
Recording date, channel, time and duration are manually set.
Bi-Direction Dubbing: You can
copy from DVD to VCR, or from VCR to DVD. Recording of copyrighted material from
DVD to VCR or from VCR to DVD is not allowed.
Simultaneous Record and Play:
You can playback the DVD during VCR timer recording or one-touch recording.
Also, you can playback the VCR during DVD timer recording or one-touch
recording. You cannot record on the DVD and VCR simultaneously.
Chase Playback: The Chase
function allows you to begin watching a DVD recording that is already in
progress. During playback of the DVD recording, you can pause,
fast-forward, and fast-reverse the recording. Note: Chase Playback is only
available when recording onto a DVD-RAM disc.
Disc Editing: When recording on
a DVD-RW disc, you can perform the following editing functions:
- Add Chapter Marks (VR
- Combine Chapters (VR
- Erase Scenes (VR Mode--original
- Erase Titles (VR Mode--original
- Rename Titles
- Create Playists (VR
- Combine Titles (VR Mode--playlist
VCR Special Playback: In
addition to normal VCR playback modes, you can enjoy a variety of special
- Picture Search: You can
view the tape in either direction in one of two speeds: 3x or 5x in SP, 7x
or 9x in LP, or 9x or 15x in SLP.
- Skip: In play mode, you
can cue ahead approximately 30 seconds at a time, up to 3 minutes total.
- Slow Motion: You can view
a tape in slow motion in forward direction only.
Repeat Playback: When selected
during tape playback, the unit will play the entire video tape until its end,
then automatically rewind to the beginning and repeat playback.
Zero Return: When activated,
the player will stop rewinding when the counter reaches 00:00:00.
Index Search: The unit records
an index mark whenever a recording is started. These index marks can be used to
locate the beginning points of recorded programs. Index Search allows you to
search for a program located before or after the current point on the tape, up
to 9 programs in either direction.
Remote Control: The supplied
SE-R0180 wireless remote can control the DVD/VCR recorder, as well as basic
functions of Toshiba TVs.
Inputs and Outputs Notes
A/V Inputs: The
two sets of A/V inputs, one on the rear panel and one on the front panel, each featuring stereo RCA audio and
composite video and S-Video jacks. You must select in the setup menu the type of
video input jack you are using for each input.
A/V Outputs: The unit is
equipped with separate output jacks for DVD/VCR and DVD only. The DVD/VCR output
includes stereo RCA audio and composite video jacks. The DVD only output
includes stereo RCA audio, S-Video, and Component Video jacks, along with
coaxial and optical digital audio outputs.
Digital Outputs: The optical
and coaxial digital outputs can both pass a Dolby Digital or DTS bitstream to an
A/V receiver with surround decoders.
RF Input and Output: The unit's
RF Coaxial input allows you to input antenna and cable TV signals into the unit
for recording your favorite programs. The RF out jack outputs the antenna/cable
TV, as well as the VHS and DVD playback signals. Note: Since the DVD
playback signals are output through the RF output, an RF modulator is not