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DVD-RAM - how popular is it? And an eBay bargain.

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by RMCF, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. RMCF

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    Reading the reviews of Panasonic DVD Recorders, they always seem to get very high marks. However, although DVD-Ram sounds like a great format, its not much use if you can't lend a DVD to someone cos most of the people have players that aren't compatible. And they can record DVD-R but not -RW - whats that about? Its a shame because I spotted what looks like a good bargain on eBay 10mins ago. Panasonic DMR-E50 in mint condition - currently at £100 with no bids. 2½ hours left. I was going to bid but put off by the format. Any one else interested check out link.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5751008908&fromMakeTrack=true
     
  2. Rasczak

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    You don't buy DVD-RAM for compatibility - you buy it for longevity, reliability and it's high number of re-writes (average 100 times more than other discs).

    And the fact is if you want features on a DVD recorder such as editing, timeslip, playlists etc then you need to use Video Recording (VR) mode - which is incompatible with existing DVD players. In which case you might as well use DVD-RAM.

    If your interested in buying a DVD recorder may I suggest you check the 'Which DVD Recorder?' link in my signature.
     
  3. matblack

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    Someone has missed out a bargin there, I love my new E55 :)

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  4. El_JimBob

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    RAM is also indispensable for peeps who wanna transfer recordings to PCs for editing/menu creation/etc....
     
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    If you want to go to the trouble of recording something for others to borrow, you might as well put it on a dvd-r which costs around 25p, rather than lending out expensive rerwitable media that you might not even get back, even if it did have a -rw option.
     
  6. Rasczak

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    Exactly. I buy spindles of 100 dirt cheap DVD-Rs precisely for this purpose. It is so much easier just to hand someone a disposable disc rather than request one back - especially as DVD-R is considerably more likely to work with their DVD player in the first place...
     
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    All these poor excuses about how to waste discs(even at 25p) just because Panny don't supply -RW.My -RW discs are great for my sons PS2 and I don't waste any.
    Thankfully,your ideas are in the minority and Panny have woken up to the fact that adding -RW removes the only real argument against their machines
     
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    Good for you then Phelings. I'll continue to use DVD-R though thanks ;)
     

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