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Toshiba RD-XS30

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by rosemanbridge, Dec 25, 2003.

  1. rosemanbridge

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    Does the Toshiba RD-XS30 have RGB Scart input/output sockets?

    The online reviews (camuser & HCC) say no, but the Jan issue of What Hi-Fi (page 99) states both video inputs & outputs support RGB.

    I am looking for a good HDD/DVD Recorder. The Panny E100 is ruled out as it only has an Optical Digital Output and no co-axial ( My DVR100 Freeview box occupies the only Optical output on my Meridian 568)

    The Pioneer 5100 doesn't have RGB inputs.

    I really would like an 80Gb HDD, Co-axial Audio out, RGB in & outputs.

    I'm thinking that I need to wait a bit longer
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    No RGB in on the Tosh-RGB out though
     
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    check out my thread on the player

    XS30

    it is a great player RGB in or not

    the quality of recordings is superb

    when it burns a high speed dub to -r it makes a perfect digital copy of what is on the HDD. So you do not need to record to the HDD at a high bit rate then re-encode at a reduced rate to put on -R. So basically, 60Gb goes a long way just over 80hrs maximum.

    you really would not regret getting this player, it is a very good stand alone player too.

    The Poineer 5100 is meant to be very good also but again no RGB in but a 80Gb drive
     
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    Hi, I read that article yesterday too, and I think HCC made a pigs ear of the specs as nearly every model they reviewed they said had RGB in, when I think it's pretty much only the Panasonics that do.
     
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    Bit of a daft question. ;)

    If I want to record NTSC signals (couple of old videos that I want to copy to DVD-R) and there is no RGB in on the Tosh, will they record in black and white (or not at all) ?

    I'd use the s-video connection, but don't really know what the knock-on effects would be.
     
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    not tried with vhs but if you try to back up DVD R1 tp the HDD a very unusual widescreen issue crops up

    the normal 2.35:1 image with balck bars top and bottom is replaced with one bigger black bag on the bottom.

    I only tried to see if I could
     
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    Sounds like an odd issue (but not too big of a problem if the picture is otherwise unaffected).

    These starting to be available sub £500 is making them more attractive ...... :smashin:

    edit - also meant to ask, what's the problem with making them multi-region ? All other Tosh DVDs seem to behackable/chippable so why not this one ?
     
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    I have no idea

    But as it has been out for quite a while now I doubt anyone is working on it

    However, I would advise anyone that if they have space go for a second multiregion player as it gives you so many more options.

    I have a modded multiregion Panasonic S35. This was a far better stand alone player than the E30. The PQ seemed to be much better, however I am connecting it to my tv via component leads

    I got this one because it could play RAM and allowed me to edit recordings made on the e30.

    There is not a great deal a difference between a Tosh 330 for example and many of the mid range priced players out there
     

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