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DMR-ES10 Questions

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by iandrews, May 3, 2005.

  1. iandrews

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    I’m thinking of getting my first DVD recorder (the Panasonic DMR-ES10) and have a couple of questions.

    I have Sky+ so will mostly be using the recorder for archiving off programs I want to keep, and transferring my VHS collection to DVD. Some of these programs will have adverts that I would want to cut out. I think that if I create the recording on either RAM or –RW I will be able to edit it, however the disk is unlikely to play back on other stand alone DVD players. I have a PC with a DVD+RW drive so would like to be able to edit the recording on the PC and then burn it back to a +RW disk which would play on stand alone players. If I did this what type of disk would I have to record onto on the Panasonic for my PC to read it, and what software would I require on the PC.

    I have a Sharp LCD TV with component inputs, will I get better picture quality using these and progressive scan rather than RGB Scart (even on PAL DVD’s).

    Thanks,
    Ian.
     
  2. dvdnoddy

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    If you check out this link:

    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101191&page=3&pp=15

    Please note that only DVD+RW, DVD-RW VR Mode & RAM can edit out adverts on the DVD Recorder itself (but the Panasonic doesn't include +RW or -RW VR). You can't edit out adverts with DVD-RW Video Mode, +R or -R.

    You will therefore if you want the Panasonic either edit on RAM then get a RAM Drive for your PC and the editing software on the link above.

    If you use -RW Video mode you won't be able to edit the adverts however a finalized disc should be read by your +RW PC Drive but you will need to find some software that allows you to re edit DVD-Video (Not sure but may be something like VideoReDo but I have never used this)

    I use a Sony RDR-GX500 which uses the rival +RW basic edits/compatibility or -RW VR Mode for advance editing/Chasing Playback. I use +RW as its more basic edits (it actually just hides them from play back) are playable in most DVD Players / PC drives. Also as its in the same format as DVD-Video it is easily copied on a PC to +R / -R using freeware off the internet.
     
  3. Rasczak

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    The best machine to accompany Sky+ is a HDD/DVDR combi. It may sound OTT to have two HDD based machines but they serve very different purposes. Have a look at the 'Which DVD Recorder?' link in my signature for further info.

    Depends. Generally you will get better DVD playback. As for material you've recorded - it varys.
     

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