Advice on dvdr/hdd please

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by geordie_e, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. geordie_e

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    Hi all,

    Just looking thru all the threads and I think im more confused now then when i started..

    Im looking for a dvdr/hhd combo,
    The main use will be to record from a Humax5400 satellite reciever onto the hdd during the day while im at work, I would like to then... move the film (and cutting out ads) to say dvd-r or dvd-rw.

    Ive had a look at the JVC XVDDV1 which is on the net for £427 incl delivery.. any thoughts on this machine ???

    Many thanks

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    AFAIK this is a DVD player/HDD combo that PLAYS DVD-RW, DVD-R disks etc not a DVD recorder. You'll have to wait until next year for JVC's HDD/DVDR combo.

    That said there are plenty of top machines available now. In order of price:
    - Toshiba RX3
    - Panasonic HS2
    - Pioneer 5100
    - Panasonic E100

    Each has been discussed to some length on various recent posts but note only the Panasonic models do RGB in (i.e. the best picture recording possible from Sky or Freeview).

    You can do what you want to do (record onto the HDD in best quality and dub the editted result to DVD-R) on all four machines.
     
  3. geordie_e

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    Rasczak, tks for the reply will do a search on the prices of the units u mention..

    all I want to do is record films during the day and then transfer them to dvd .... dvd-r would be fine but dvd-rw would be better.. incase i get bored with the films ..

    Cheers
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    Fair one. The Pioneer 5100 writes to DVD-RW (and DVD-R) but only has an S-Video input.

    Given that you can get spindles of DVD-R disks for 50p each you need to consider if an RGB-S-Video converter (around £50) is worth the difference in disk costs (100 disks basically). Anyway read through the various threads and see what seems interesting.
     
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    Rasczak tks,
    Time to do some more research b4 buying :)

    Cheers
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