9Gb DVD-RAM

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Jonny1973, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. Jonny1973

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    I'm considering getting a DVD recorder to go along with my Sky+,

    I see that Panasonic now do a 9Gb DVD-RAM disk, do you have to physically turn the disk over or is it like a dual layer disk????
     
  2. DucatiEVO

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    I've got a few 9.4Gb discs, but my system (hs2) just treats them as 2x4Gb ones in a single case, and yes you have to turn them over.

    Bit of a bummer as I assumed you could record a movie longer than 2 hours on one, but you can't without splitting the movie up into 4gb parts!
     
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    Damn, I hate flippers!!!!

    I might wait until dual layer recorders appear then.
     
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    Just get a Hard Disk model otherwise you will have a very long wait for a dual layer recorder.

    My Panasonic HS2 can do 8 - 52 hours (40GB). The E100 (80GB) doubles that and the coming soon E95 (160GB)will make it four times more capacity than the HS2.

    You won't need much RAM after that.
     
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    Sony are about to launch a dual-layer writer for a PC which uses Verbatim dual-layer dvd-r.

    Consumer DVD recorders should follow.
     
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    Actually it uses Dual Layer +R (2.4x) ;)

    As well as burners from Ricoh (+R), Pioneer (-R) etc.

    However, I bet TV Dual Layer DVD recorders will be at least a year away and then they will be ridicolously expensive for another year or so.
     

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