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 Post subject: Toshiba RD-A1
PostPosted: 24 Jul 2013, 20:44 
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Where to find one?
http://gizmodo.com/190259/toshiba-rd+a1 ... s-in-japan

Any ideas?
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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba RD-A1
PostPosted: 24 Jul 2013, 21:15 
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RD-A1 HD DVD - Yahoo Japan Auctions

Equal to US$600, not too bad. Better stock up on these too, if you plan on getting that . . .

http://www.dvd-and-media.com/HD-DVD/HD- ... erbHD-DVDR

http://www.dvd-and-media.com/HD-DVD/HD- ... -DVDR-Dual

. . . for I imagine they won't be around much longer!
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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba RD-A1
PostPosted: 24 Jul 2013, 22:29 
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that thing is a beast. that would be awesome to own even since HD DVD didn't make it. Are BD recorders like that?
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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba RD-A1
PostPosted: 24 Jul 2013, 23:11 
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elahrairrah wrote:
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RD-A1 HD DVD - Yahoo Japan Auctions

Equal to US$600, not too bad. Better stock up on these too, if you plan on getting that . . .

http://www.dvd-and-media.com/HD-DVD/HD- ... erbHD-DVDR

http://www.dvd-and-media.com/HD-DVD/HD- ... -DVDR-Dual

. . . for I imagine they won't be around much longer!


It is a stunning beauty that machine isn't it :thumbup:
price seems right :)
too bad my Japanese isn't all that great :lol:
is there any way to buy from these auction sites ?
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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba RD-A1
PostPosted: 25 Jul 2013, 01:15 
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I usually go through http://celga.com/ to get stuff from YJA. But since you're in Europe, not sure if they'd be able to work with you.
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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba RD-A1
PostPosted: 28 Jul 2013, 00:58 
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elahrairrah wrote:
I usually go through http://celga.com/ to get stuff from YJA. But since you're in Europe, not sure if they'd be able to work with you.


sorry to say , it's a no go :thumbdown:
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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba RD-A1
PostPosted: 28 Jul 2013, 01:00 
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kris wrote:
elahrairrah wrote:
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RD-A1 HD DVD - Yahoo Japan Auctions

Equal to US$600, not too bad. Better stock up on these too, if you plan on getting that . . .

http://www.dvd-and-media.com/HD-DVD/HD- ... erbHD-DVDR

http://www.dvd-and-media.com/HD-DVD/HD- ... -DVDR-Dual

. . . for I imagine they won't be around much longer!


It is a stunning beauty that machine isn't it :thumbup:
price seems right :)
too bad my Japanese isn't all that great :lol:
is there any way to buy from these auction sites ?



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It's a space station ;)
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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba RD-A1
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kris wrote:
sorry to say , it's a no go :thumbdown:

Give this one a shot:

http://ssvillage.blogspot.com/
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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba RD-A1
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Finally one turned up:

http://www.benl.ebay.be/itm/TOSHIBA-RD- ... 25990c7893


Is it just me or is this owner dreaming...? :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba RD-A1
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"We cannot test it" lol...
I'd stay away from it.
Try to import one from yahoo auctions japan.
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Left the hddvd format some years ago meanwhile.
I was fed up with all the issues ... disc rot, Firmwire trouble.
Only good working machine was my HD-XA1 after installing FW 4.0
Don't regret getting out of the game. Horrible discs and support.
The discs that did work were amazing but since I like reliable hardware and software I'm glad selling it.
Just bit the bullet and sold my Dvhs collection. Focus is on LD and UHD.
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 Post subject: Re: Toshiba RD-A1
PostPosted: 28 Nov 2019, 06:07 
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When this tread was recently bumped I looked on Japan Yahoo Auction and found a Toshiba RD-A1 for sale. So I did what any self-respecting obsolete format hoarder would do and imported it.

It arrived a month or so ago. It was pretty beat up. When powered on the GPU fan sounded like a roulette wheel. And then displayed error code ER7061. I believe this code refers to a faulty HDD. So I went ahead and replaced both HDDs. Well the ER7061 code no longer displays. I'm sure I need to format the drives somehow. My biggest obstacle is the manual and all the menus are in Japanese with no option for English. I've resorted to using a phone with picture Google Translate. Supposedly there is an option in the menu to format the drives. I have run what I think is the format but it shows an error message just short enough on the screen that Translate can't pick it up.

That's where I last left off with this project. Currently it is in storage because my house is on the market and apparently having a disassembled carcass of a once professional-grade HD DVD recorder strewn across my desk is off-putting to potential home buyers.

Interestingly enough, the GPU fan is the exact same model used in the period correct Toshiba Satellites. Off-the-shelf parts mixed with hardware and software design similar to that of previous Toshiba DVD recorders all in a rushed attempt to supply a demand requested from the launch of a competing, next generation, video format? There may be hope for me yet.

Here is a video of the front opening and closing. "Me want cookie!!!" (The video is on its side to further prove I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing.)

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