DMR-E20 it is then, but........

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  1. dr_mabuse

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    OK, I have pretty much decided on the Panasonic DMR-E20 for my DVD recording needs :D , but can anyone verify just one more point?

    When using write once DVD-R media in the Panny, are the discs produced by it completely compatible with standalone players?

    I want to be able to send on discs to relly's and mates who obviously have various manufacturers' products, and when you read in the HCPC forum the difficulty in getting compatible discs when burning via PC it just makes me wonder.

    Could any DMR owners who also have standalone players please pass on their experience on playback of created DVD-R?

    Thanks

    dr_mabuse

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    Yes I know the DMR-E30 is coming, and the HS1 as well, but I can't really convince missus that I (we!) can afford £700, so the £1000 or so either of these will carry is just NOT happening!
     
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    All the DVD-Rs I have created on the DMRE20 have worked perfectly in my Toshiba 210, my laptop DVD-Rom drive and my desktop PC DVD-ROM drive.
     
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    I think it depends upon which brand you buy, I buy Princo Branded these days and they work fine in my Sony 700.

    I bougt some cheap unbranded ones (as recommended by someone on a forum like this) and whilst some of them record and play on the DMR-20e they won't play on the Sony.

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    AFAIK the DMR-E30 will be significantly cheaper than the E20 and it will also have prog. scan output. Both good reasons to hold on for it IMO. As soon as it's out I'm in there!

    See http://www.avland.co.uk/panasonic/dmre30/

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    im in there too:)
     
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    michaelab

    I stand corrected - I also stand ready to get one!

    cheers

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    The dmre20 can be had for £500 now and Philips are nose diving with new line so waters are a changing.
     
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    Encaser, where did you find the DMR-E20 for £500? Very tempting at that price. I'd be keen for the upcoming Panny with the built-in hard drive but believe it's likely to be around £1000.

    Cheers,

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    Anyone considering the Philips DVD recorders should be aware of what is, IMO, a serious problem with them which is not very well known or publicised (I've only seen one review that mentions it):

    When using the machine as a tuner (not just RF pass thru) it still does the whole MPEG encoding stuff (as if it were about to record the signal) and then in order to spit it out via the scart or other output it has to decode it again so the tuner output you get has been through a whole MPEG encode/decode cycle! (and so suffers the resulting significant drop in quality).

    As a significant number of people looking at a DVDR will also want to use it as a tuner I'm amazed at that Philips have done this.

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    Just to echo Desk's post, where can you source DMR's for £500?
    Both price-guide.co.uk and pricerunner.co.uk can't get beneath £695!

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    Turns out that it was from currys.co.uk Unfortunately, if you try to order one it comes up "Out of stock - not enough stock to fulfil your order", which is a bit of a tease.

    Hopefully the E30 will be around that price - I just hope it arrives soon because I'm beginning to get desperate.:)

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