Toshiba's RD-XS54 combines DVD playing and recording with the extraordinary flexability of a hard drive digital video recorder (DVR). This XS54' built-in 250GB hard drive can hold approx. 440 hours of programming...just schedule recording(s), and the DVR takes care of the rest.
You can find and record all your favorite programming using the free TV Guide On Screen guide, with 8 days of program listings. Search them by keyword or sort by category to quickly find a show you want to record. Not around to record your favorite shows? The XS54 can control your cable box for unattended recording.
After you've watched your recording, you can delete it to make room for new shows, or burn it to DVD. Basic editing features make it simple to create a customized and organized DVD collection. The 'XS54 automatically displays the date and channel of each recording, as well as a thumbnail image. When you record to the DVR or a rewriteable DVD-RAM disc, you can edit the date and channel, create your own title, and choose your own thumbnail. You can also set chapter markers and erase unwanted material, so it's easy to find what you want to watch later on.
The XS54 also offers some practical features for those who want to record their home videos to DVD. Front-panel inputs allow for quick hookup of a VCR or camcorder. Plus, when you connect your digital camcorder through the digital video input, this smart recorder puts interactive controls on your TV screen for simple, intuitive copying. Save your precious recordings directly to DVD. Or, dub it to the DVR first, so that you can record multiple DVD copies.
250GB Hard Disc Drive - The XS54' built-in 250 GB Hard Disk Drive lets you record up to 445 hours of programming (varies on recording quality). The HDD is designed as a temporary storage device for recorded content for viewing, editing, or burning to DVD.
Multi-Drive Playback and Recording Compatibility - The XS54 can playback DVD-Video, DVD-R & DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, Video CD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3 & WMA CDs, digital picture CDs (JPEG). The XS54 can record video and audio to DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, and DVD-R discs.
Digital Cinema Progressive Scan - Delivers the smoothest, most film-like images to any progressive scan television, such as an HD-compatible one, and ensures maximum resolution
ColorStream Pro Component Video Output - In addition to the composite video output and S-video output, this unit is equipped with a set of component video outputs on the rear panel.
3-D Y/C Comb Filter/Video DNR for Recording -This advanced filter analyzes sequential fields of information to eliminate dot crawl and color bleed. Additionally, the 3D Y/C (4MB, 10-bit) Comb Filter significantly reduces detail noise, seen as shimmering or flicker, in complex or intricately detailed scenes.
Video Noise Reduction for Playback - There are three noise reduction circuits; 3D-Digital Noise Reduction, Mosquito Noise Reduction, and Block Noise Reduction. Each can be independently turned on and off to best suit the video playing.
JPEG Viewer - Enables the display of digital photographs captured in the JPEG format. Simply load the CD with your favorite photos and create custom slide shows with a few simple clicks of the player's remote control.
WMA & MP3 Playback - Recordable Compact Discs (CD-R & CDRW) with music stored in either the Windows Media Audio or MP3 file formats can be enjoyed.
Audio D/A Converter - This unit includes a 192kHz/24-bit audio digital-to-analog converter for superb audio reproduction
3-D Virtual Surround Sound - Provides a simulated surround sound effect from sources that contain only a stereo soundtrack. Convenient when playing older DVD films or for use with home theaters not equipped with multi-channel playback compatibility
Optical TosLink Digital Audio Output - In addition to the stereo analog audio outputs, this unit has an optical digital output, compatible with PCM stereo, Dolby Digital, and DTS bitstreams. To enjoy multi-channel surround sound from this output, you will need to connect a receiver/amplifier with a built-in Dolby Digital or DTS decoder.
Network NAVI Menu - You can connect the XS54 to your PC via the network port (LAN 10/100) on the rear panel. Network Navi can operate and set the recorder using a web screen, particularly useful for editing titles using the full size keyboard. If you have an always-on internet connection you can use e-mail to remotely program timer recording.
TV Guide On Screen IPG - TV Guide On Screen is a free, interactive TV program guide built into the RD-XS54, allowing you to easily select programs to record or watch. The guide provides up to eight days of programming information, and gives you handy search tools to easily find the program you're looking for. A G-Link IR Blaster is included for controlling your cable box.
Front Panel A/V, S-Video & IEEE1394DV Inputs - There are composite audio & video inputs, as well as RCA L/R inputs on the front panel of the unit for easy camcorder dubbing. Additionally, an IEEE 1394 Firewire jack is also available on the front panel for interfacing compatible digital video camcorders. Provides automatic recognition of the device and on-screen menu controls to easily direct the "downloading" process with the recorders remote control.
Time Slip, Chase Play and Live Chase Play "Pause Live TV" - Chase Play allows the user to begin watching a recording that is already in progress. The Live Chase Play feature lets you 'pause' a live recording and then return to it later. During playback of both modes, a bar graph can be displayed on-screen depicting the 'progress' or location of the playback signal with regards to the real time recorded signal.
Auto Title/Chapter/Thumbnail Creation - Recorded content remains easy to find with the help of a menu that will be automatically created when you record. It displays the date and channel you recorded, along with a thumbnail of your recording by capturing the first video frame of the recording. The date and channel can be change to any 64- character title and the thumbnails to any image within the recording. Chapters within the recording can also be created by either predetermined intervals, or by the user selecting specific points within the recording. These chapters can also be named and assigned a specific thumbnail from any video frame within the chapter.
High-Speed Dubbing - You can dub programs from DVD to the HDD, or from the HDD to DVD. Using high speed recording with compatible discs you can transfer an entire disc in a short time. Note: You cannot dub any DVDs that are copy protected.
Disc Qty: 1
Disc Play: DVD-Video, DVD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, VCD, SVCD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM
Disc Record: DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW
Hard Disc Drive: 250GB
Video D/A: 10-Bit/54MHz
Component Video Output: ColorStream Pro Progressive Scan
3:2 Pulldown: Digital Cinema Progressive
3-D Y/C Comb Filter
Black Level Expansion
0 IRE / 7.5 IRE Recording Selection
Digital Video Noise Reduction Recording: 3D-DNR
Digital Video Noise Reduction Playback: 3 D, Block and Mosquito DNR X
Audio D/A 24-bit/192kHz
Dolby Digital/DTS Compatible
WMA & MP3 Playback
3-D Virtual Surround Sound
Simultaneous Recording & Playback
Chase Play & Live Chase Play (Pause Live TV)
Digital Time Base Correction
Instant Replay, Instant Skip
On-Screen Camcorder Download Controls
Fast Forward with Audio 1.5
Fast Scan, Slow Motion
Auto Clock, Daylight Savings Time Adjust
Time Zone Adjust
Auto Title/Chapter/Thumbnail Creation
Network NAVI Menu
TV Guide On ScreenTM
Auto Channel Setup
High-Speed Dubbing DVD-RAM (24x max) DVD-R (32x max)
Remote Control Universal with TV Controls
Outputs: (rear panel)
Y/Pr/Pb: 1 set
L-R Audio: (pair) 1
Optical Out: 1
RF: 1 (tuner pass through only)
IR Blaster G-Link IR Control for Cable boxes
S-Video: 1 front & 2 rear
RCA-Video: 1 front & 2 rear
L-R Audio: (pair) 1 front & 2 rear
IEEE 1394 DV: 1 front
RF: 1 rear
Dimensions: 17 1/8" (W) x 3 3/16" (H) x 15 1/16" (D)
Manufacturer Warranty: One year parts 90 day labor