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Dual-layer DVD recorders soon ?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Nick_UK, Nov 25, 2004.

  1. Nick_UK

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    I'm thinking about trading up my Panasonic E50 DVD recorder for an E55, but I think maybe I should wait for dual-layer recorders to appear, as they have in PC's.

    Does anyone know if dual-layer recorders are about to make an appearance ?
     
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    If it does it will be on the +RW format first and that means you will have to buy a Philips and all the reliability issues that goes with it.
     
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    My guess is that the next generation (blu-ray) will appear first and dual layer will be missed out completely.
     
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    Philips have a dual layer DVDR on their website.
    I don't think DL - is on the horizon and I think John G's theory could well come true.The pricing and compatibility problems that has beset DVD+DL mean that DVD- may not see it as a real threat anymore.With a Blu-Ray machine a year away they may aswell just wait it out
     
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    The E55 is worth it you want 8hr recording and thumbnails and you don't already have the E50.
    Otherwise I think the E50 is a better machine, it seems more solidly built, has a better remote (IMHO) and shows the bitrate on playback. And to me the progressive scan is inferior to the RGB output on my Hitachi screen, which I believe you have too.
     
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    Thanks for that info :) I'm now seriously looking at the Toshiba DR3. I might well decide to stick with the E50 :thumbsup:
     
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    I had the DR3 for a day and wasn't impressed with it.
    It was supposed to have component output and progressive scan according to the retailer, but it had neither. To be fair though, there was nothing on Toshiba's website about component or p/scan.
    I would stick with your E50, unless you want a model with a hdd. Familiarity breeds contempt!
    I didn't realise how good the E50 was 'til I tried a few others!
    Don't let me put you off though, it's all in the eye of the beholder!
     
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    Could be right, but I have a few DVD players, computer drives etc. Won't there be a slight matter of compatability with BLU-RAY? This won't be an issue with DL discs.
     

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