I own several Toshiba products. Last year I bought a Toshiba VHS/DVD recorder Model DR430. After recording several shows using a DVD+RW disc it showed the peculiar Menu Title Bar, but also Thumbnails for each individual show. After finalizing the disc, I tried playing it back on a Sony BD player and on my Panasonic VHS/DVD recorder. On the Sony it only showed this Menu Title Bar, but not the Thumbnails for each show. The Panasonic refused to play the disc, instead wanted to reformat the disc. Ouch! Well, so I decided to purchase the Toshiba SD 5300 DVD Player, fully expecting to see my much preferred Thumbnails when playing back the disc. No such luck, only this Title Bar. Unless you laboriously type in the title of each show, the information on the Bar is next to useless. Needless to say that I had expected more from Toshiba. It is bad enough that the discs made by a Toshiba recorder would not play back with all the features on competing DVD players, but with a Toshiba DVD player one should get the same playback functionality as on the original Toshiba recorder. After this unpleasant experience I will have to think twice before buying another Toshiba product.
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