Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by disastermaster, Jun 26, 2004.
Hi can anyone point me to a dvd recorder that has dv-in for around £300?
What do you want to use it for? Your answer will alter the advice given dramatically! However some of the better DVD recorders with iLink in around the £300 mark are:
Toshiba DR1 (this model is being replaced by the improved DR2 in a few weeks):
Pioneer 3100 (this model is being replaced by the improved Pioneer 320 above):
If DV Input is you core use for the DVD recorder then the Pioneer model may be the best option as it has DV In/Out which means you can copy to your DVDR (onto DVD-RW in VR Mode), edit, copy back to your DV Cam and then back to the Pioneer recording on DVD-R which will play on virtually all DVD players. Only the Pioneer models can do this In/Out function (all the others have in only).
However the Pioneer models aren't the best specified DVD recorders - they lack component output and progressive scan for example - so you may want to consider the Panasonic E65.
NB: Both Pioneer 320 and Panasonic E65 are on the verge of being released - AVLAND prices are normally near RRP so if you shop around in a few weeks you'll be able to pick them up for under £300. The JVC, Toshiba DR1 and Pioneer 3100 models provides a sub-£300 solution now.
There is of course more to it than what I've said here - if you explain in more detail the uses you wish to make of your recorder I will endeavour to help further.
Hi there Rasczak, thanks for the quick reply. I`m a newbie as far as dvd recorders are concerned. I wanted dv in ,so i could input my dv-camcorder (via firewire) and copy direct to disc. To tell you the truth I didnt think about Dv-out as well!
I basically want a decent dvdrecorder that records to dvd-r and dvd-ram that has rgb in (from telewest) and rgb out (Philips rgb capable Tv) and that uses the EPG system. The dv-in is not a must as I have a pc setup for editing and burning etc, but I thought it could be handy for quick burns ( maybe for the wife !) Obviously I want to keep the price down (for now) to make that we use the system but I dont want to skimp if it means poor picture quality. Do all the recorders all have digital audio out as the players do? What quality can you expect from the different recording modes ie. dvd quality,vhs,etc etc I suppose I've got a thousand other questions but not all at the mo anyway thanks for your time Disastermaster.
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