Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by bradavon78, Jan 20, 2005.
Sorry if this has already been answered. AFAIk they're all single layer.
None yet - there will be some in a few months: from LG, Sony and possibly Panasonic.
It would be a killer feature!
You can already produce dual layer DVDRs by using my PC DVDRW drive and an existing DVD recorder. Refer to the guides on www.digital-recorder.co.uk
Just briefly how do you take a dual layer disc on a PC DVDRW and use it with a home DVD recorder?
You record normally onto 'traditional' 4.7GB DVDRs using Flexible record to set the relevant bitrate and then import into a DVD authoring programme and burn to dual layer DVDR. This will play in most DVD players. The entire is process is outlined in the Guides mentioned.
Any update on this?
Sony's RDR-GXD1010 will support DVD+R DL discs (the RDR-GXD910 may as well) - these are due September.
The new LG models - the LRY-516 (budget DVDR), the LRY-517 (mid range DVDR), LRH-518 (HDD/DVDR combi) - which will all record DVD+R DL and be available by September 2005.
The Philips DVDR7200 (standalone DVDR) will support DVD+R DL.
The new Pioneer range will support DVD-R DL.
The top-of-the-range Panasonic E500 replacement is rumoured to support DVD+R DL.
Unfortunately the pillocks at Philips seem to have withdrawn the 7200 from this May's launch. The HDD version is set to be released in Sept.
That was always going to happen - look for it June/July time.
My impression was that we would never actually see this model at all. They must have woken up to the knowledge that no-one would buy a non-HDD recorder these days.
It will be released - standalone DVDRs are still the more popular option.
That's a good point aren't DVD Recorders and Hard Disk Recorders in one roughly the same price as DVD Recorder only units?
It's all about explaining to be not in the know about the HD technology when they're used to removable videos. Personally I can see myself using DVDs more for that very reason.
The cheapest HDD/DVDRs are currently around £250-£300 whereas standalones can be found in £100+ bracket so there is still a substantial price difference. Certainly the majority of people who find this forum will look at a HDD/DVDR these days - but that doesn't mean that standalones aren't more popular with the public. Indeed their is a large amount of ignorance about the benefits of a HDD in a DVD - I have lost count of the number of times I have had to explain why someone needs a HDD in a DVDR and Sky+.
Bar the non-removability of HD recorders aren't they much better in everyway to DVDR recorders?
I would certainly say HDD recording, not DVDR recording, is the future. PVRs such as the £200 Thompson and Pace twin DVB recorders are ideal home recorders. The only real benefit of DVD recorders is you can record, remove and then easily import onto your PC or lend to friends. Plus of course they can be DVD players as well.
The future is HDD/DVDRs without a doubt though...
Errr... it doesn't look like it.
Well as the review models are already out there I would hold off cancelling the release party yet. Remember Philips have 'cancelled' releases before only for them to show up several months later. It's still listed the the press pack...
Was the same not true of the ill-fated DVDR740? I don't remember seeing that turn up eventually.
However if anyone has personally seen or indeed assessed a 7200, which they certainly should have by now for a May release, then that would be more tangible and therefore possibly interesting news.
Meanwhile it's very difficult to become enthusiastic again for a company which clearly doesn't know its arse from its elbow.
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