Sony HX900 v Toshiba RDXS32

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  1. howardmg

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    Still need some help in deciding between Sony RDRHX900 / 1000 and Toshiba RDXS32. The Sony gets a great review in What Hi-Fi this month but there's not really any detail except that the picture quality is fantastic.

    Yet I've seen on this forum several references to how good the Toshiba is in editing HDD before archiving to DVD. Can anyone help on specifics as to what the Toshiba can do but the Sony (probably) can't?

    Also I see that the Toshiba has Picture-in-Picture ability which I don't think is possible with the Sony. Is this something that's normally standard on HDD models? Do Toshiba owners find this useful?

    I realise that the perfect HDD/DVD model doesn’t exist so just trying to weigh up the pros and cons...

    Any feedback from Sony / Toshiba owners (or others) would be much appreciated
     
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    The Toshiba RDXS32 is getting very hard to get hold of now (Ive been trying for sometime, but got one by shear chance from "Richer Sounds" Birmingham (they only had one) yesturday.... so your choice may be made up for you.

    So far it looks very good.... will post again after Ive used it some more.
    John
     
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    The Sony is an excellent player, It records on all useful discs if you have a HDD, it is built really well but is still just as basic as a DVD player.
     
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    The P in P is a nice tweak and i do use it but i wouldnt use it as a reason one machine is better than another. the only time it gets used is if im watching a DVD or recording and I want a quick peak at what is happening on other channels, its just a bit easier than pressing pause and switching channels.

    the key difference will be the price
     
  5. howardmg

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    Thanks for the feedback - looks like its the Toshiba RDXS32 (or maybe Pioneer/Panasonic) with its HDD playlists and better editing etc, and a saving of £150, versus the Sony with its better PQ and ability to handle all discs....decisions decisions.
     
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    Hi, how is the pq of toshiba tuner.
     
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    PQ is subjective, like wine, no matter wat anyone else thinks if it suits you its perfect!

    I can only compare the tuner to that of a sony TV, or the Tosh video player. The tuner is a tad softer than both of these but not so much so that I notice it. Once again that is my opinion and it may differ for others.

    In terms of PQ output wise (from same source) the Tosh is on a par with my Sony 735 DVD player. it certainly has more tweaks to adjust it if i felt the need to. Thats based upon Scart to telly and Componant to projector comparisons. Where the Tosh cleans up over the Sony 735 is the progressive output
     
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    Can the toshiba send tuner signals over component and svideo simultaneous.
     
  9. nunew33

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    I think so as long as output is not set to RGB. Potentially you can output to 4 devices via Scart, svid, composite and componant

    The nice thing is that it converts all input to progressive out on componant so I use it for Sky, terrestrial, DVD and camcorder as the source switcher
     
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    That´s what i wanna year, i supose sound can be output on digital and rca.
     
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    yep
     
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    Thanks nunew33, found my next buy. do you know where i can find discrete codes for the remote.
     
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    The Tosh 32 is this years daddy simple as that
     

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