In this discussion we're safe so far because we have not tried to break any copy protection and are merely discussing why old and new differ. I haven't leaned how to use all the features but what I have used meets my expectations. If you haven't, the manual is easy to follow and understand. I'm sure the warranty is a big hassle so I'm going to live with it. If it takes your Recorder that Long then you Need to readjust the Quality of the Recording.
It would probably be wise to purchase an additional warranty, just to be safe. I will re-arrange the wiring and see if that helps. The audio and video turned out as good as the tape itself. It's frustrating that Toshiba offers no support at all. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. Drive still Works as Described. Can't beat 'em for the money.
We just load up the discs and start recording. Eventually found a rogue Magnavox that suited his needs for the most part. When I tried to burn the second home movie it quit working. Go to Amazon and read the reviews. All I can do is help you catch up on what's up and note the name of the system so you can figure out what happened. Bob He just hooked it up incorrectly.
I would recommend it with this one caveat. My only real problem is with the recording mode timer lengths which are 1, 2, 4, 6, and 8 hours but you can always manually stop recording and finalize yourself. Because the story is clear that your old unit did fine and the new unit is apparently obeying the copy protection signal the Tivo and other things put on the video signal. Although this is not much, over several weeks, your start and end times will be off enough that you may miss part of the program you are recording. Of course I haven't got batteries for the new remote Toshiba too cheap and maybe I have to do more setup? I found using the quick guide in the middle of the book very helpful when I started recording.
I particularly like the ability to control the tray from the remote, a feature that many of its competition have chosen to overlook. However I can't figure out how to record anything, I used Line 1 on my old Panasonic unit and the channel would show up and I hit Record. I returned the product and Walmart immediately sent me a replacement. It plays back old recordings from other units with no problem without the discs being 'finalized'. If you would have tested it you would have Known that you Needed a Monitor to see what you were Doing.
That one works great and the finished product is very good even on a 4 hour recording. I knew ahead that I would not need an external tuner so that was really the only feature that could have been a concern but not for me. The player was very reasonably priced and looks good with my other electronics. Discs take about 15 seconds to load but i believe this is normal with all dvd recorders. After that hook up the unit and follow the instructions to get started. Contact your electronics dealer or the Toshiba service department if the disc still does not finalize.
The remote and menu are easy to use, and the recorder writes and finalizes very quickly. It just records live streamed video with audio in real time. Try this step if you do not see a picture when trying to record from a source device onto the Device. I usually use hdmi anyway so no biggie there. I usually don't leave reviews but I felt I needed to for this item. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the toshiba 430 dvd recorder manual gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging.
Have only had it just over a weeK. The convenience of ordering it on line and picking it up at my local Walmart store to save on shipping charges was the icing on the cake. My only complaint is the clock gains several seconds a day. Cons: Doesn't wash dishes Other Thoughts: Extremely happy with these reliable units. Answered on Apr 19, 2011.