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Couple of HS2 questions?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Phil.LFC, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. Phil.LFC

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    Could someone please advise on the following?:

    When using Partial Erase to cut out rubbish at start of a recording I then have to FF to the end to partial erase the rubbish on the end - is there a quicker way of reaching the end of the recording to perform the erase?

    Also, is it better to always use FR mode when burning to DVD-R, whatever the length of the recording?

    Finally! - if I want to watch Sky+ whilst dubbing HDD>DVDR then can I connect Sky+ VCR scart to TV AV2 for this occasional viewing? I'm not going to be doing this very often but the option would be nice.

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    Q1 I'm not sure

    Q2 I've been using XP mode for archiving DV tapes - I don't mind the extra couple of euro to archive important tapes. Not sure about FR - haven't really investigated it fully (yet)

    Q3 I've done this - it's "only" s-video but better than nothing - it's amazing how used you get to RGB quality....

    [edit - re-reading I realise you're talking about Sky+... I don't have that... yet.... in negotiations with she who must be obeyed]
     
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    I thought that the VCR out was only composite, the same as other digiboxes. Are you sure it's s-video? Or, are you using the s-video output?

    Dave
     
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    Q1, there is no short cut.

    Q2 XP for anything under an hour FR for everything over.

    Q3 better than nothing, I get quite serious patterning via this input.
     
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    You can do this but as you have Sky+ you have a better option. Buy an S-Video lead that has an S-Video socket with two phonos on one end going to a scart on the other - put this into AV2 (this is assuming that your AV2 socket will accept an S-Video signal - you may have to change the setting of AV2 to allow you)

    Or S-Video to S-Video along with the audio leads if your TV has that option.

    S-Video will give you a picture almost as good as RGB - on some sets it may even be better.
     
  6. Phil.LFC

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    :clap: Thanks for the answers:clap:

    I'll hunt around for an s-video lead - got one somewhere!
    I'm sure my TV has an s-video option on AV2 or AV3, but there is definitely an s-video socket on the side (out of sight) that is labelled AV4.


    Tell her it's brilliant, as it is, and SHE WILL love it too - my wife does! My 5 year old son even uses live pause now when he needs a wee-wee during Cartoons:rolleyes:

    Seriously, Sky+ is fantastic and if she's allowed you to part with so much cash for the HS2, Sky+ seems great value!
     
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    The way I do it on my DMR E100 (may apply also to the HS2) is as follows....

    Use the Time slip function in normal playback mode to quickly go near the end of the recording.

    Add a marker.

    Go into Partial Erase mode and skip to the marker which will take you near the end.


    It would be a lot easier if you could use the Time Slip function whilst in Partial Erase mode which would make th ewhole process less long winded.
     

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