Norton SystemWorks 2005 Toshiba RD-XS32 Recorder

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Toshiba RD-XS32 DVD/HDD Recorder



Can record on DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW and the built in Hard Drive

Capacious built-in 80GB Hard Drive allows up to 103 hours of recordings

PAL Progressive Scan for improved image quality for users of flat screens

Can pause live TV while continuing to record

Good connectivity including component outs, dual Scarts, optical & co-axial digital audio outs, S-Video etc

Relatively intuitive in use

Has VideoPlus+




Not the most attractive unit ever to grace the Gadget Detective test bench

Buttons on top surface limit your stacking options


List price: £499.99 inc. VAT

Competitive Internet Price: £344.99 inc. VAT


Star Rating: 8 Stars  Toshibas affordable RD-XS32 could be just the nudge youve needed to finally put your VHS VCR out to pasture.