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DVD Recorder Advice

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by bbasra, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. bbasra

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    I need some advice on which DVD recorder i can buy which will input rgb for recording (from SKY+) and convert that signal and output it via component which i can plug into my denon amp. I understand that i may have to leave the dvd recorder on to pass the signal through.

    i am after a dvd recorder like this because it will save my buying a JS Tech RGB Scart to Component YUV coverter for my Sky+ box as this costs £145 and a dvd recorder will cost me about a addional £50.

    i would also like a firewire input so that i can connect my camcorder to it. i dont really need a harddrive as i have sky+.
     
  2. Rasczak

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    This is one of the biggest misunderstandings in the AV industry. Please have a look at these two FAQs.

    Most big brand DVD recorders will do this - Panasonic, new Sony models, JVC, Toshiba etc. However, depending upon your screen, none will do it nearly as well as a JS RGB to Component unit. It's a very subjective issue though: I have seen comments ranging from "the quality is significantly improved" to "it looks worse than composite".
     
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    I totally agree with Rasczak here about hard drive requirements. I have Sky+ and a Panasonic E85 (with HDD) and I am so pleased I went for this rather than the one without hard disk. This weekend I recorded a lot of the Glastonbury footage on Sk+, some of which was 5 hours in length. To do anything with this on a DVD recorder without HDD would be very difficult due to the way in which you copy stuff from Sky+. With a hard drive you can just copy the whole lot across and then edit. I edited 7 hours of footage down to 2 hours.
     

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