Toshiba’s RD-A1 HD-DVD Recorder

June 22, 2006

Toshiba HD-DVD recorder1080p output check, internal one Terabyte hard-drive check, HDMI 1.3 check, FireWire check, HD-Satellite inputs check….

Available in Japan only, damn it, any chance in hell of me being able to afford one at $3500? Nope.

Ok all kidding aside, The Toshiba RD-A1 is an impressive piece of gear, but as we cant access Japan’s HD satellite service in the U.S. and the unit doesn’t support cable cards, we’d pretty much be limited to archiving off-air HD broadcasts.

With all the network logo-bug’s and commercials I’d have to pass on that alone, but hey if I were writing this from Japan and not the great ol’ USofA, I’d be saving my pennies right now.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under HD-DVD


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