Dvd Hdmi Connects

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  1. metin

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    Hello all.

    In the process of setting up my home cinema experience and I upto DVD recorders! Just wanted to ask, I need a DVD recorder with hardrive capabilities (160gig+). Can play all formats and record in DVD+R (I've been told best format for recording?? ) Also I need to convert data HD onto DVD at
    relieve space on HD.
    I also want a HDMI solution to recording high def from Sky directly onto dvd hd, is this possible?

    any ideas?

    many thanks

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    I think the most popular recording format is -R, I've found that gives me better compatibilty with other players.
    I would always look first at the major names, Pioneer, Panasonic, Sony, Toshiba etc as you tend to get what you pay for !
     
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    That claim would require qualification .. 'best recording' ...for what purpose?
    Once finalised they are effectiviely indistinguishable from DVD-R's [ as DVD-V's ]
    Don't hold your breath for that... That will require a Blu-Ray or HDD recorder... and anything coming from sky that you'll likely want to record will be CPRM protected so you will not be able to copy it to disk. [ You could record onto a HDD PVR available from Sky now I believe ... at a monthly premium!]

    In the meantime Panasonic DVDR's are virtually disk type 'transparent.'
     
  4. metin

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    what is disk type 'transparent ? and when you say don't hold your breath what do you mean?

    thanks
     
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    Apologies for being not very transparent myself :D

    By transparent I meant that It scarcely matters what type of disk you put into the machine because the current range of Panasonic recorders support them all.
    [ I think there is a slight limitation that it will only read DVD+RW - not write to them - That needs checking]

    'Dont hold your breath' is a colloquial English expression meaning - Dont wait blindly and optimistically for such a thing to happen... It is either unlikely or will never happen.
     
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    My ex75 reads and writes to all formats be they +rw or -rw its a great machine, plus of course dvd ram.
     
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    Thanks for that confirmation smurfling.
     
  8. metin

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    smufling, do you mean ex75 panasonic ???
     
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    I'm sure there is little to no difference nowadays between playing back and recording from either + or -

    RAM beats them both but only a handful of players can read them.

    Recording in HD Quality is at least a year away (certainly at an acceptable price), for now forget it. Unless you have Sky+ HD of course.

    Nope. Some Recorders have HDMI but it's for viewing only.

    Even if you could stream Sky HD the Recorder would only be able to down convert it to SD anyway. So it's pretty pointless.

    Everything else you ask is possible and I can highly recommend the Pioneer 540 as it does all the above + DivX support, oh but it doesn't have HDMI just Component which is fine for me (I use another Player for HDMI watching anyway).
     
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    many thanks, so what is the point of DVD recorders having HDMI outputs??

    Is it for a better connection that scart? better quality ??
     
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    I have just got the Panasonic DMR-EX75EB but when I connect it using ONLY an HDMI to DVI cable to my LG RZ50PY10 I have no sound.

    Is this because I'm going from HDMI on the back of the Panasonic to DVI on the LG?

    If it is, how can I overcome this but still combine sound with my HDMI picture? PLEASE help me!!!:(
     
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    I wouldn't know, I would contact panasonic or LG and ask for tech help.
     
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    DVI connectors do not carry any sound.
    You will need to find an alternative route.

    When the DVI input is selected on the TV, there must be an audio input that is selected at the same time. .. You will have to take a feed [ say from AV1, 2 or 4] of the EX75 to that ]
     
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    I tried to use the bog standard analogue (?) audio outputs from the ex75 and feeding that to the LG's av4 input but with no result. What am I doing wrong?:confused:
     
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    What does the TV manual say about connecting with DVI?
     
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    Thanks Gavtech: you are a fountain of knowledge:thumbsup:

    I assumed that dvi was a do-it-all standard but as you pointed out earlier it only carries video - no audio. The manual for the LG is pretty vague about the functionality of the various interconnects but I looked again at the back of the screen and realised there is a 2.5mm stereo jack for audio input and that's what I've connected upto now. It's seems a bit prinmitive, but right now as long as I can use the dvd recorder with the display I'm happy. Thanks Gavtech for your suggestions.
     

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