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DVD only or DVD/VCR combi?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by superaffordable, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. superaffordable

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    Hi

    I have several questions for these who knows and would like to answer:
    (the questions are not necessarely related one with the other

    I am calling combi to a combination of a dvd and vcr in the same machine althought I am not sure if this is the right definition

    1 - Is there any combi DVD/VCR that outputs in component?
    2 - Assuming both would be high quality, would a dvd player on
    its own perform better than a combi, for both, sound and
    image?
    3 - Can anybody advise and recommend a particular middle/top
    specs combi?
    4 - Am I right in thinking that any DVD player or combi player,
    when connected to an appropriate AV receiver, would play
    either 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, etc depending only of the disk that is
    being played?
    ie, as long as the DVD or Combi says dd or dts it would not
    need to say 5.1, 6.1 etc in order to be able to play them

    *Please let me know if I am making a mess of this question :)

    5 - Can a DVD Recorder such the Panasonic HS2 etc, play back
    an original disk (not recorded) in dd, dts, etc if linked to an
    appropriate AV receiver?

    Thanks in advance guys. I have spent in the past many silly money in the wrong stuff and I would like getting things right this time with your help
     
  2. yonderblue

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    None that I know of in the UK yet

    I would think a stand-alone high spec DVD player would be better than combi.

    Panasonic ?

    The world has not got any real Movie DVD's encoded with 6.1 or higher yet, But to answer your question yes, If the DVD player/Combi has an some sort of optical output and you plug this into a 5.1 or higher AV Reciever (That supports DD and DTS) your will be able to hear DD or DTS output.

    Any DVD Recorder can playback DVD original discs and as long as the Recorder has some sort of Optical outputs (Which most do i.e. HS2, E30/E50/E60 and Philips DVD Recorders) and linked to AV Reciever it will get full DD and DTS sound on playback of original DVD discs.
     
  3. superaffordable

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    Thanks very much mate

    Yours answers very much appreciated and helpfull
     

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