Forgive my newbie-ness, trying to decide between Panasonic DMR E-80 with DVD-RAM, etc. and Pioneer DVR 510HS with -RW as the reusable media. Any thoughts on +/- of each and your reccommendations? Thanks much.
What country are you in? It will affect the advice your given!Panasonic DMR E-80 with DVD-RAM, etc. and Pioneer DVR 510HS with -RW as the reusable media. Any thoughts on +/- of each and your reccommendations? Thanks much.
Hi. It was good - hardwork but enjoyable. Managed to record a fair bit of HD programming whilst there though which I'm looking forward to combining with English AC3 soundtracks. Will take a bit of faffing but should be worth itHi Rasczak,glad to see you back.How was Japan?
Still keen to see the end of DVD-RAM then Phelings? Each to their own I suppose. But with half a dozen new DVD-RAM recorders from Panasonic, two more from JVC, Toshiba and Samsung all being released in the UK this year I don't think you going to see the end of the format anytime soon. Pioneer just aren't mainstream enough in High Street UK to seriously threaten Panasonic or Philip's UK position. When Sony gets off it's arse though Winter 04 that will be a different story.I have now upgraded from HS2 to the Pioneer 5100.And -RW with Timeslip and compatibility should knock another nail in RAM's coffin
I think it's about time - it was on the cards as soon as Sony announced their dual format combo. There is literally no information on it at the moment (Philips are being very tight lipped) but the rumours I hear is that the HDD editting will be the SAME as that used on the disk, i.e. non-precise. But until we see the machine nobody knows.What do you think about the announcement of Philips HDD/DVD+ recorders?
Cheers.Raszack, welcome back from me to.
Yes I saw your post on the subject and was very surprised. Pioneer's products have generally been top quality in the past. I suppose most people will record from an external source (Digbox, Freeview tuner) so it's wasn't deemed important enough. But then many high end users would want to use it as a tuner for their Plasma. Still aside from that and the RGB issue it seems a very capable HDD/DVDR unit.You may have seen a previous post from me regarding the Pioneer 5100, the UK model at least has been cheapened down to the extent that picture quality is very poor from the internal tuner and any composite signal fed into it (cheap and nasty comb filter). Video Noise reduction settings appear to do little and the black/white levels seem very off at default settings for "Picture Creation".
Without a doubt although the market should be very competitive by then with Panasonic, JVC, Toshiba, Sharp, LG, Pioneer, Samsung and even Philips having HDD/DVDR combos on the market.I suspect the Sony models are going to be very expensive
Yes the backup feature is a good option - HS2/E100 owners have to live with either keeping a master on DVD-RAM (a safer option than multiple DVD-Rs it has to be said) or burn two (or more) DVD-Rs whilst they still have the master recordings on the HDD - unless they have a PC DVD burner in which case backing up is easily done. It's doubtless due to this reason that the backup facility is not mentioned that much. But it's certainly a feather in the 5100's cap.The other goodie was the "backup" feature which is often not even mentioned in reviews.
I would suggest, i.e. guess, that it's because the recorder has some basic copy protection system to ensure your not using it for mass duplication of recordings that are not your own (i.e. ones not recorded on that recorder).But maybe you have the technical knowledge to explain why this feature does not work on DVD+ discs at all