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.
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
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.
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
- 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
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.
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
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 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 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
- 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
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
- Title Deletion: You can delete titles which you do not need
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).