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DVD Recorder - I want one... don't I?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by ChrisOfTheOT, Sep 4, 2002.

  1. ChrisOfTheOT

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    I just can't wait for the Toshiba SD-520E to come out and no-one has the '510.

    So - I'm looking at a DVD recorder since they seem to have got much cheaper recently. Good plan? Yes?

    I must have component video out (and in presumably!), Dolby 5.1 record and a good picture quality - at least on a par with the Tosh. anyway. Progresive scan would be nice but I can live without it and I'm not too fussed about format as everything will be played on the unit it was recorded on. (Things like 'time-slip' are not needed but picture quality is.)

    It's going to go with my Yamaha AX-630 amp, Toshiba 36WD26 TV & Sky+... and spending £1000 would be too much! Any observations from owners would be most interesting.

    Thanks,

    Chris
     
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    Youll be lucky to get a DVD R with 5.1, most have no optical in. Its an attempt to prevent copying
     
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    Shame about Dolby 5.1 record! (Looks like I'll have to make do with stereo & Pro-Logic II...)

    But what's happening with the component video connections? I see from the DMR-E30 thread that Philips & Panasonic are releasing country specific models and that means UK models of the R-30 & Philips 980 (or '90, or do I mean 890...?) loose componet connections!!

    Surely DVD is a format that lends itself to component video? What IS going on here?

    Chris
     
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    But the scart is such a wonderful connection. Whats the problem?:D :D :D

    Whats going on is standard practice offer the minimum and then offer the deluxe at a premium when everyones bought the minimum. And with europe being cursed eith the scart we are ideal upgradeitis fodder.
     
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    Well, that's the modern system really, not pretty but we all fuel it to a greater or lesser degree... It just ticks me off that the configuration I want is available, but not to me!

    How much better is the component connection than SCART-RGB anyway?

    Cheers (and sorry for the delay!),

    Chris
     

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