Best DVD recorder for about £250??

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  1. Bigweed

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    Hi to all viewers

    I have just had my VCR break down again, and have decided to buy a DVD recorder. I was wondering what was the best model for about £250?? I would need good PQ, not too worried about sound capabilities as only TV speakers will be used. Also, PAL progressive and component out would be very handy, as would -RW recording and playback. Can anyone help??

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    The Toshiba DR1 or JVC DMR10 both meet your requirements. They record to DVD-RW, DVD-R and DVD-RAM. The only limitation to each is that they cannot accept an RGB input - significant if you want to record in high quality from a set-top box from Freeview, Cable or Sky.

    If you were willing to consider dropping DVD-RW recording then the Panasonic E55 (which does have RGB in) is an excellent option.
     
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    Are there any HDD/DVD recorders in this price range - I know its asking a lot!!!

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    Thats just being silly!
     
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    wait till christmas!
     
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    So is it just the JVC and Tosh that meet the requirements, or are there any others? RGB Scart would be very useful...
     
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    Tosh DR2 out soon which is the RDXS32 without a HDD.

    Should imagine that will fit your bill. For an extra £100 on your budget you could get a HDD with the RDXS32 at £355 (using beat price match by a tenner with QED-UK) at Richer sounds.
     
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    I was considering getting the Sony DVP NS730 DVD player for a while, just wondering how the PQ on the Tosh DR1 compares with the Sony, if anyone has seen both??

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    What about upto £300? Can I get anything with RGB in for that amount, plus RGB out, -RW recording (video/VR modes), good PQ, NTSC playback?

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    Your still looking at the same machines: Toshiba DR2 or the JVC DMR10. Also the Panasonic E55 if your willing to go without DVD-RW.

    The market is quite clearly split with DVDR 'standalones' being around the £200-£300 range and HDD/DVDR combos starting from £400. Generally the more expensive of the former are models that have iLink (for digital camcorders) and multi-media inputs (such as the SD/PC Card inputs on the Panasonic E65) - so adding £50 to your budget doesn't bring up any amazing new option. Most DVD- models now support RGB input with the exception of JVC (who will add it from next year). Panasonic, Toshiba and JVC all offer progressive scan output.
     

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