I am looking at the following dvd players RDXS32 DVD520H DMR-E85HS which one do you think would be most reliable. Please recomende best choice
Yes, it uses Hybrid VBR on both. It's part of the encoding process and is totally independant from disk type.Also does the Panasonic use Hybrid VBR recording on DVD-RAM only or DVD-R too?
Yes, but that is no disadvantage at all. VRO files ("Video Recording") are used by both DVD-RAM and DVD-RW (VR Mode). It's non-linear structure allows editting, playlists, timeslip etc on your set-top DVD recorder. Now if your going to author on your PC it doesn't really matter what format the original file is in as most applications now fully support VR mode. Certainly all the mainstream authoring applications do as well as DVD playback software such as WinDVD and Cyberlink software DVD players.Does using dvd-ram on the panasonic force you to work with .VRO files on the pc?
The PAL60 recording is a useful feature if you have NTSC videos you want to archive. But how many such titles aren't available on DVD? And if your really intent on archiving irreplaceable material then you would get a Super Copymate that would make this entirely a non-issue anyway. Panasonic models, as your are probably aware, have full NTSC recording ability.The Pioneer can highspeed copy to 8x dvd-r (8mins/dvd), highspeed copy to 4x dvd-rw (15mins/dvd), record in PAL,SECAM,NTSC and PAL-60. It has iLink in and out. It also has a "disc backup" feature (make duplicates of finalized video-mode discs). It has a much better timer than the panasonic (I don't know about the tosh). And it is VERY reliable.
So you say the 5100 will benefit from it, but not the 520 ? That tells us how much you know about these recorders. They both have HDD !but is a benefit on standalones such as the 5100 or 320.
I think the oposite. You can't know the Pioneers very well.Bottom line is whilst the Pioneer does have a few nice features it is the poor relation of the Toshiba and Panasonic range.
Typo - I meant the 3100 - as most people who know about these recorders would have guessedSo you say the 5100 will benefit from it, but not the 520 ?
Go back and read what I wrote. When you have calmed down then come back and I will explain what you don't understand. BlueScreen, why don't you read through a few posts on the forum, learn a bit more then come back. Nobody really has much time for a newbie who shouts before he talks. And given the advice and assistance I provide on this forum I don't think you'll get very far by suggesting I don't know what I'm talking about. I know the Pioneer models very well - and they are good machines - but I'm not going to lie and say they are the best just because you have brought one. Bronze not Gold.You can't do the "disc backup" on RAM
An indicator of the standards you expect to the standards everyone has I suspect.And I don't need any copymate. My Pioneer does it very well.
Is that surprising? It is an extremely arrogant person, and somewhat foolish person, who joins a forum as a newbie and immediately has a go at one of the senior members. A generally accepted rule of ANY internet forum is that newbies at least do some research before they jump in.I don't feel very welcome
of course you have... As I said in my previous post: doing a bit more reading of forum posts and then we can discuss the situation further.I have tried almost every recorder, except the tosh. And the pioneer is the best so far