Originally Posted by krisb01
shawbros, thanks for the info. Perhaps it is an issue with your particular unit.
Perhaps! My software version is YG1000, DVD drive software is MT19. Tonite, I managed to crash the machine! When I came home, I found the machine on and it would not respond to any controls at all! It's working now after I unplugged the power. There's definitely software issues, I hope they'll offer some upgrades/fixes soon.
About PQ, I recall reading that the XS32 switches to half-D1 (352x480) if your setting is less than 3.2. Well, I did some testing and found that the XS34 switches to half-D1 if you set less than 4.0! That really sux!
Originally Posted by Huskymaniac
I didn't get to record anything yet but I did find the menu where the IRE level can be selected and I chose "Enhanced" versus "Standard" which I assumed was correct. In other words, "Standard" is really Toshiba's non-standard recording level that they had in the XS32.
Actually you got it backwards. Standard is the correct US setting and enhanced is for Japan--what they had on the XS32. Here are a couple frames extracted for those interested:Standard settingEnhanced setting
Originally Posted by probepro
I know the XS34 doesn't record to +R, but does it play +R.
It plays all my +R discs, but my discs are all bitset to DVD-ROM booktype by default so actually they will play on any player. I've heard that the XS32 won't play +R if not bitset to DVD-ROM. My advice is not use +R unless you have the capability to bitset.