Am I totaly mad or..........

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by ranger1873, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. ranger1873

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    Am I way off in thinking you can use a DVD recorder as a DVD player?

    If so I am hoping to replace my VCR and pioneer DV545.
    with the panosonic DMRES 10

    What is the difference in quality ( if any )
     
  2. Steve N

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    Yes you can. DVD players can vary in quality of performance but you should not notice a difference just because it is able to record as well.

    I have a DVD recorder and a straight DVD player in my set-up to enable me to watch DVDs but also do recordings at the same time if I want.
    I have done comparisons against all my recorders (on my 4th) and could see no difference.
    You will notice a huge improvement of recordings compared to your VCR.
     
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    Smashin, That should keep the good lady happy.

    At the moment i have a Freeview box, DVD player, CD player and a VCR
    all going in to a marants A/V amp with two marants monoblock amps.

    Now i can get rid of most of it and get a Panny TH37pe50 with a DMRES10 :clap:

    P.S what is the audio like on the recorders?....
    I know, I'm a pain
     
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    If you mean playback, then again it should not be any different to a plain DVD player.
    If you mean recorded sound, it should be far superior to any VCR if you use a digital connection and record from a digital source (Sky).
    It will not however, record in 5.1, so you will only get stereo if you record a Sky movie that is transmitted in 5.1
    Machines that will do this are creeping onto the market now, but I would suggest you go with your proposed system now, and wait a while to upgrade to a 5.1 recorder when HiDef recorders are readily available and a sensible price - possibly in about 18-24 months time.
     
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    thanks steve sounds good ...
    TTFN
     
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    Be better going for the Panasonic DMR-ES20D with the freeview plus analogue integrated tuner. Price difference £200 as against £157.

    http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/sound-and-vision/vision/dvd-players/panasonic/

    Keeping your freeview box would allow you to record direct a digital channel on the ES20D whilst using your freeview box to view a different freeview channel at the same time.
     

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