Released February, 2008
The Pros:DVD upscaling improves contrast and decreases noise over standard DVD players, noticeably. Formats faster than many DVRs. Time Slip function conveniently lets users return to previously watched video.
The Cons:Menu navigation is frustrating and time consuming. Takes noticeably longer than typical DVRs to boot up. Remote does not light up and lettering can be hard to read.
The Toshiba D-R560 is a mid-grade DVD recorder designed as Toshiba claims to "compliment some of today's best high-definition televisions". More specifically the D-R560 is designed with simple features to offer a cheaper solution for consumers looking at high-definition DVD playback support.
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The D-R560 features full video upconversion to HD through the HDMI inputs (720p/1080i/1080p), and an integrated 10-bit/54MHz digital to analog video converter.
The Toshiba D-R560 also includes additional features not mentioned above, such as 3-D virtual surround support, JPEG digital photo viewing support, DVD+-R, +-RW support, V-chip/camcorder dubbing support, an integrated 24-bit/192KHz digital to analog audio converter, an integrated ATSC/NTSC/QAM band Digital/Analog tuner, full WMA and MP3 file format playback support, Tri-lingual menu language options (English, French/Japanese), standard fast forward, scan, and slow motion functions.
- Mid-grade DVD recorder
- Video upconversion via HDMI (720p/1080i/1080p)
- 10-bit/54MHz DAC video converter
- 24-bit/192KHz DAC audio converter
- WMA, MP3, and JPEG support
- Integrated ATSC/NTSC/QAM Digital/Analog tuner
- Tri-lingual menu language options (English, French/Japanese)
- 3-D virtual surround
- V-chip/camcorder dubbing
- Progressive Out
- Video DAC -10-bit/54 MHz
- Video Upconversion via HDMI 720p/1080i/1080p
- Digital Photo Viewer (JPEG)
- Y/C Separation
- Audio DAC 192kHz/24bit
- WMA & MP3 Playback
- Dolby Digital (2Ch) Audio Recording
- L-PCM Recording XP mode only
- 3-D Virtual Surround Sound (Internal Speakers)
- Convenience Features
- Tri-Lingual OSD (English, French/Japanese)
- 1.5x FF with Audio 1.3x /0.8x with Audio
- Scan FF/REW 2X(fwd) 5X(back) ,20X,40X
- Slow-Motion 1/2(fwd) 1/4(back), 1/8X, 1/16X
- Instant Skip
- Editing Features Playlist/Rename Title/Replace Title Thumbnail / Chapter Creation (User and Auto)
- Timer Back Up (at standby mode)-30 sec.
- Commercial Skip
- DVD-RW (VR & Video Mode)
- DVD+RW (VR Mode)
- DVD-R (Video Mode)
- Time Slip - Chasing Playback w/-RW (Except XP.SP)
- Time Slip - Pause Live TV
- Recording Modes 1H(XP)/2H(SP)/4H(LP)/6H(EP)/8H(SLP)
- Auto Finalization w/ undo
- V-Chip Recording
- Timer Recording 12 programs/1 month
- Camcorder Controls Yes (Dubbing)
- Component Outputs (1)
- HDMI Out with REGZA-LINK
- Front S-Video Input (1)
- Rear S-Video Input/Output 1 /1
- Rear RCA-Video Input/Output 1 /1
- Front Audio Input (1)
- Rear Analog Audio Input / Output 1/1
- Coaxial Outputs (1)
- Front DV Input (1)
- Weight: 5.28 lbs.
- Without Packaging: 16.54 x 2.32 x 9.72 (WxHxD)
- With Packaging: 20.47 x 5.79 x 14.25 (WxHxD)
User Reviews (1)
DVD upscaling improves contrast and decreases noise over standard DVD players, noticeably
Formats faster than many DVRs
Time Slip function conveniently lets users return to previously watched video
Menu navigation is frustrating and time consuming
Takes noticeably longer than typical DVRs to boot up
Remote does not light up and lettering can be hard to read
Included tuner is not very strong, may require an external tuner if using over-the-air broadcasts
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